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THE NATIVITY OF CHRIST.
TAl.tlH.I. PKKACIIIIH a
JCHtia wna lluru In the wiutvr,
I anil Wil lv m H. Ip hi Tliuu of
I'rouUle Tile Wine Men u( tt.e,
I KiihI r.it.l tlit: WtHl itiv to nun. !
ItmioKi.vN. Die 2.-Ni Titliii i'i
spn:irri toiliiy wan tpm)mt.i to tlio ,
"phh-hi. Il Mil!'i't win tltu CliriHtiiuia ,
iiilill.o. A cifiwd willed tilled tlio
Acacleiiiy of MiikIu In overy part list- :
i mil to it In tlii morning, ami anotlicr
eiiorniinis aii.lliiiioo tliroiwd tho New'
Vorlt A"alo:uy of Musie to hear It In j
tlio prcniiiK, when tlio iloetor p':le,l(.l '
under tlio nnspieoa of Tho OhriMian j
Herald. llir, toxt wan J.itko 11, 18: j
"Iet UN iiowijo oven unto netlileheiii."
Amid a tlioumml luereliw wo give .
raeh other holiday (oiif.'rutulatloim.
Hy lonK t-tnllu.hed oiMtoin wo en
iiort eaeli other to healthful merri-
niont. Hv K'ff. l.v Christinas trou !
which hloHsom and fruit In one nlht,
by onrly morning surprise, by elustora
of li;lited candles, by olilldrtm'a procca
aion, I iv aouiid of InstnimentH annio
tiines uioit Mutant than inuaieal, we
wakn up tho nlirfit andprolonuthoday.
I wish you nil In the pmiulest, nublest
and lieat aenao a merry Christians. Tlio
event eoiuuieiiionitod la tho clnddiwt of
tho centuries. Chrlst'ri enulle wat nn
wonderful as his cmss. Pcrsii ulo mn
of the first nd I nm tiot aurpriwd nt
tho last. Tlio d"Mir hy which ho on
tert I was rut tremendous as the door by
wh!eli ho wont out.
I wax lost whiter nt tho hous.i where
Jins lived while ho wan in Africa. It
was In Cairo, Kgypt, tho terminus of
that terrililo Journey which he took
when Joseph lutd Mary llml with liim
from Iiethleheiu to Kgyfl to escape
the iiiosKacre of Herod. AM tradition,
ns well as nil liNtonr, points out this
hoiiso In Cairo as the one In which
those three ftudtivca II wl while in Af
rica. The room Is nine atew down
from the level of the street. 1 uiena
ured the room and found It twenty
fii-t loin; nnd seven and a half fit't
liloli. Them are thnv Khelviiura ol
ns'k. one of which I think waa the
cradle of our Lord. There is no win
dow, and nil tho Iwht must liavo come
from lantern or candle. Tho three ar
rived hero from ncttilohciii, having
croxscd the awful desert
A TKHIIIlll.K JOI'KNKT.
On tho Mediterranean ateanier piliiR
from Athens to Alexandria, I met tho
eminent scholar and theologian. Ir.
IjiicJiij, who for thirty-five yonraha
Issmi a resident of t'airo, and he told
lue that lie had Ixh'ii all over the road
that the three futfitivestook from lleth
lehein to Eypl. U say it Is a tleert
way, and that the forced Journey of the
Infant Christ must have been a terrible
Journey. (lohiK up from Eypt. Dr.
Lam-itiff met people from Rethlcheiu.
their Ioiikuim swollen and huliitinx out
from the inllauiiuatlou of thirst, and
alllioiiu-h his party had but one iroat
skin of water left, mid that waa im
portant for tliomsclvpa, he wna so
moved with the Kaciacle of thirst Id
these poor pilrlu, that, though it ex
cited tho lndivuatioii of Ilia fellow trav
elers, ho pave water to tho atntnircra.
Over this divndlol route Joseph and
Mary start" I for this land of Kirypt.
No time to make lunch preiaration.
lleral wiui after th"in. and what were
theso a-i.-'4iiils li.-foro nu Intto kliifrf
Joseph, the hichantl nnd (other, one
night apraiiK at from Ida umttrcxn In
(Treat alarm, thohcadiof aweat till Ids
torehend and hi wholo fntme ipiok
lii. Ho had drenmed of innaKarroa of
his wlfo nnd babe. Tliey must l off,
that ulKht, right away. Mary put up
a few tlilnot hastily, nnd Joaoph
bmught to tho dNir tho boast of bur
den, ami helped his wife and child to
mount. Why. thono lonvea of bread
nro not tMiough; those bottles of water
wiil not last for Mich a long way. Hut
there .la no time to get anything more.
Out and on. (IihhI hy to the dear
home they export never ngain to aoe.
Their hearts break. It Aw not need
that ours lo a U house hi order to
make us sorry to leavo it .
Over tho hills nnd down through the
deep (forge they tirgo their way. Hy
Hebron, by (tiiJi, through hot amid,
under a blisiering ami, tho balm trying,
tho mother faint, tlio father exhausted.
How slowly the days and weeks nasal
Will tho weary three ever reach the
banks of the Nilof Will they ever ee
Culror Will tho doert ever endf
When nt last they frost the line beyond
which old Herod has no right to pur
sue, their Joy it unbounded. Free at
last! l't them dismount and runt.
Now they nkiiiiie their way with less
aniletv. Thoy will Hud a place some-
whore firaholter and tho earning of
their breud. Hum they are at Cairo,
rilOM A BAIUf TO A CKLLAH, .
' Jliey wlntl through the crooked
streeta, which are about ten foot wide,
and enter the huuibla house whore I
bavo boon today, lint the terminus of
the Journey of tlioao throe fugitive waa
not as humble as Weir starting poini at
Delldehem. If that Journey across the
desert ended In a oellar It started from
a barn. Everything humble around
that barn, but everything glorious
overhead. Christ's advent waa in the
hostelry railed tho house of Chlra Ham;
the night with diamond flngor point
ing down to t ho place ; t he dixr of heaven
ait wide 0a?n to look nut j from orches
tra! batons of light dripping the
oratorios of the Mcaalab; on lowest
doorstep of heaven tho minstrels of
tod dlaoourklug of glory and good will,
am after the white boarded natrolo-
glsta kimel, nnd from leathern (much
ohlnk the shekels, and from open anclu
eihale tho franklnoetiM and rustle out
tlio buuillea of myrrh. Ths loosened
tt4ir, the eaonpod doxoltaiy of celee
tlals, tho chill Deooiuber night ailiuh
with Ma morn, our world a lost star,
jM another star rushing down the sky
that night to beokon tlw wanderer
home again, shall yet inane at nations
keep Oliristma , .
Are there no new leatsjits from the
story not yet hackneyed by oft repeat
all nli. v.. Know, in the first place,
It waa a sidereal apunaranoe Unit led
tl.. av. Why not a black olond Id
the shape of a band or linger pointing
down to ton aaorofl truipiao.i
means trouble, and the world had hod
troublo enough. Why not ti shaft of
lightning quivering and flashing and
striking down to the sacred birthplace?
Lightning means destruction, a shat
tering and cnnsunilng power, and the
world wanted no more destruction.
TIIK B'i'AU OF TUB KAST.
But it wna a star, nnd th;tt mentis
Joy, that menus hope, that moans good
ohoer, that moons ascendancy. A star I
That means creative power, for did not
the morning abira sing together when
the portfolio of the worlds was opened?
A atari That menna defense, for did
not the stars light in their courses
iigniiistfcMsomnnil for the Ijord'spcoplef
A star! That means brilliant continu
nnee, for nm not the righteous to shine
us tlio stars forever nnd ever? A star!
That means tho openlmr of eternal joy.
Tho day star iu tho heart. The morn
ing slur of the llcdcoiuor.
Tho unusual appearance that night
muy have boen.ii. strango conjunction
of worlds. As the transit of Venus in
our thno was foretold many years ago
hy nstronouicin, and astronomers can
tell what will he tho conjunction of
worlds a thousand years from now, so
they can calculate backward; and even
infidel astronomers have been com
pelled to testify that about the year
I thero was a very unusual appear
ance hi the heavens. The Chinese
record, of course entirely Independent
of the Word of God, gives its a matter
of history that about tho year 1 there
was n strange and iinaccountalile np-
ixmrnnco in tho heavens.
Hut it may have been a meteor such
iim you uud I have seen Hash to the
horizon. I saw a few years ago In the
iiorlheru sky a star shoot ami fall with
such brilliancy and precision that If I
had been on a hill as high as that of
Bethlehem, on which the shepherds
stood, I could have marked within a
short distance tho place of the alight
ing. Tho University of Iowa and the
Hritisli Museum have, specimens of
meteoric stones picked up hi the llelds,
fragment thing off from other worlds.
leaving a fiery trail fin tho sky. So
that it is not to mo at all liuprohnWv
the stellar or tho meteoric appearance
on that ni;ht of which we speak. I
only cam to know that It 'was bright,
that it was silvery, that it Mushed and
swaved ami swung and halted with joy
celestial, as though Christ in haste to
Have our w irld had rushed down with
out his coronet, tuid the angels of God
had hurled it after him !
Not a black cloud of threat, but a
glcamimr star of hope, is our gloriohs
Christianity. Duo glimpse of that stel
lar nppcnrauco kindled up the soul of
the sick and dying college student tin
til the words flashed from his pule lin
gers and tho st:ir seemed to pour its
light from hi white lips as Kirke White
wrote these immortal won Is:
When iniirabaJcd on tlit td-.-litly plain
Tin Klito-ruMf ImsU IsNtiid the al.y,
Oih alar sliMii ut all llie trtill
Can fix tho atniwr'a w.uid.s-io r)'r.
Hark, liark to Uod I the charua brka
Prom every huat, from every eetu ;
But one alone, the Kaaluur, apeak
U kt the Star of Bhleueia
Once on the rat-rat aaaa I rode.
The aturm waa loud, the ni?ht waa dark.
And rudely Mew the wind, that touaed tny
Deep horror toeo Biy vkal. froae,
Ls-aUi .truck, I onoasl toe tide lo atent.
When .uddrnr a Mar aroaa
It waa the our at Bethlehem.
Notice also in tills scene thut other
worlds seemed to honor our Lord and
master. Hripht star of the night, whool
on In thlno orbit. "No," said the star,
"I must cone nearer, and I must bend
and I must watch uud seo what you do
with my Jeaus." Another world that
night joined our world in worship.
That star made a bow of obcisauco. 1
sometimes hoar peoplo talk of Christ's
dominion as though it worn to be mere
ly the few thousand milva of the world's
circumference; but I believe tho mill
ions and tho billions and the cniaUrill
Ions of worlds am all Inhabited If not
by such crcntuivs as wo am, still such
creatures ns God designed to make,
and that all these worlds are a part of
Christ's dominion. Isuuo Newton and
Kepler ami llcrsuhel only went on
Columbus voyage to find those conti
nents of our King domain.
ONLY OX 8 DUCOKD.
I think all worlds were loyal but
this. The great organ of tho universe,
Its pedals, and It pipes, and Its key all
one great harmony save one injured
pedal, ravo one broken stop the vox
huiuiuiii of the b anion race, the dis
loyal world. Now you know thut how
ever grand the insy-umont may be, if
them 1st ono key out of order it spoils
the harmony. And Christ must mend
this key. Ho must restore this broken
stop. You know with what bleeding
bnid, end with whnt pierced side, nnd
with what crushed foot ho did the
work. Lint the world shall be attuned
and all worlds will yet be accordant
Isle of Wight, largor in comparison
with the llrlllsh empire than our
Island of a world as compared with
Christ's vast domain. If not, why that
eelnaUal escort! If not why that sea
tinel with blaring badge above the car
avauaiiry? If not, why that midnight
watchman In the balcony of heavonl
Astronomy surrendered that night to
Christ. This planet for Christ The
solar system for Christ Worlds ablaze
and worlds horned out all worlds for
Clrlsl. Intenaest mloroaoopo cannot
see the one side of that domain. Far
thest reaching tctiweo-w eannot find
the other side of tlutt domain, Hut I
will tell you how tho universe Is bound
ed. It la bounded on the north and
south and east and west and above nnd
beneath by God,- and that God it
Christ, and that Christ Is God, and thut
trod Is ours. Oh, doe It not enlarge
your Ideas of a Saviour's dominion
when I tell yon that all tho worlds are
only sparks struck from hit anvil f
that all the worlds are only tho neecy
flocks following the one sliophordl
that all the island of light In Im
mensity are one great archipelago be
longing to our king?
ALL WIHB MJIN DOW TO HIM.
Hut this scene also Impresses me
with the fact that the wise men of the
east oaine to Christ They were not
fools, they were not Imbeciles. The
record distinctly says that the wise
men came to Christ We say tliey were
the magi, or they were the alohemiste,
or tbev were tt an4ro4o-aL hod we
i ' tv I'n J h , f .rV , 'tv yi
say It wltn depreciating accentuation.
Why, tliey were the most splendid and
magnificent men of the century. Tliey
were tlie naturalists and the scientist.
They knew ull that was known You
mutt remember that astrology wot the
mother of astronomy, and that alchemy
won the uiothor of chemistry, nod bo-
cause children are brighter tliun the
mother you do not despise tho mother.
It was tho hfelong business of these
astrologers to study the stun. Twenty-
two hundred and fifty years before
Christ waa born the wise moil knew
the pruoesMion of the equinoxes, and
they had calculated the orbit nnd the
return of the comets. Professor Smith
declares that he thinks they understood
the distance of the sun from the earth.
Wo find in tho book of Job that the
men of oldnn tluio did not suppose the
world wn flut, a some huve said, but
that ho knew, nnd tho men of his time
know, the world was globular. The
pyramids wore built for astrological
and astronomical study. Then tho al
chemists spent their live in tlio study
of metals and gone and liquids and
solids, and in tilling the world's library
with their wonderful discoveries. They
were vastly wiso man who came from
the east, and tradition says the three
wisest oauie Caspar, a young man;
Balthazar, n man In midlife, and Mel
chior, an octogenarian the three
wisest men of all the century. They
came to tho manger.'
So it hits always been the wisest
moil cqme to Christ, the brainiest men
come to tho manger. Who was the
greatest metaphysician this country
ever has produced Jonathan Edwards,
the Christian. Who was the greatest
astronomer of the world ? Herschel, the
Christian. Who was the greatest pout
ever produced f John Milton, the Chris
tian. Who was the wisest writer on
law? Blackstouo, the Christian. Why
is it that every college and university
in the land has a chapel? They must
have a place for the wise ruon to wor
ship. Come now, let us understand in
ounces uud by inches this whole matter.
In post-mortem examination the
brain of distinguished men has been
examined, uud I will And the largest,
the heaviest, tho mightiest brain ever
produced in America, and I will ask
what that brain thought of Christ
Hero It is, the brain weighing sixty
three ounces, the largest brain ever
produced In America. . Now lot me
find whut that brain thought of Christ.
In tho dying moment that man said:
"Lord, I beliovo, help thou mine un
belief. Whatever else I do. Almighty
God, receive mo to thyself for Christ's
sake. Thisniht I shall be In light
and joy nnd blessedness." So Daniel
Webster came to the nmnger. The
wise men of the east followed by the
wise men of the west
A PKKSKNT IIRIiP IX TltOl ULK.
Know also in this scene that it was
a winter month that God chose for his
sou's nativity. Had it been the month
of Muy that is the season of blossoms.
Had lie been born in tho month of
June that is the season of roses. Had
he been bom in the month of July
that Is the season of great harvests.
Uud helicon born In tho month of Sep
tember thut is the season of rlw or
chards. Had lie been born in the
month of October that is the season
of upholstered forest. But he wot
bom hi a whiter month.
It was in closing December that ho
was bom to show that this is a Christ
for peoplo iu sharp bluet for people
under clouded tky, for people with
frosted hopes, for people with ther
mometer below sera, That is the rea
son be Is so often found among tho des
titute. You can find hhn on any night
coming off the moors. You can see
him any night coming through tho dork
lanes of the city. You can see him
putting his hand under tlio fainting
head in the pauper's cabin. He re
members how tlio wind wliistled around
the earavaiisary In Bothlohem that De
cember night and he Is in sympathy
with all those who in their poverty
hour the shutters clatter on acold night
It waa this December Christ that
Washington and hit army worshiped
at Valley Forge when without bloiikut
they lay down In the December snow.
It was this Christ that the Pilgrim
Fathers appealed to when the May
Dower wharfed at Plymouth Rock, and
la the years thut went by the graves
digged were more in number than the
bouse built Oil, I tell you wo want
a Deocmlier Christ not a Christ for
fair weather, but a Christ for dark
dayt clouded with sickness, and chill
ing with disappointment and su (Toco
ting with bereavement, nnd territta with
wide open graves. Not a springtime
Christ, not a summer Christ not an
autumnal Christ but a winter Christ.
Oh, this suffering and struggling world
needs to be bushed nnd soothed and
rocked and lullubled in the amis of
sympathetic Omnipotence! No mother
ever with more tenderness put her foot
on the rocker of the cradle of a sick
child than Christ conies down to us, to
tliis Invalid world, and he rocks it into
plauldity and qiiietnesa at he says, "My
peace I give unto you ; not as the world
givetli glvo 1 unto you."
MRUCT TO TltR AltlMAIA
Notion also a fact which no one
seoins to notion, that this Christ v
bom among tlio sheep, and the cattle,
and tho horses, and the eaniolt, In
ordor that ho might be an alleviating
influenoo to tho wholo animal ereation.
It means mercy, for overdriven, under
fed, poorly sheltered, galled and mal
treated animal creation. Hath the
Christ who compared himself to a dove
no care for tho oruoitlos of the pigeon
shooting? Hath the Christ who com
pared hituaelf to a lamb no care for the
sheep that are tied and contorted, and
with nock over the sharp edge of the
butcher's cart, or tho cattle train In hot
weather from Omaha to New York,
with no witter fifteen hundred mile
of agony I Molli the Christ whose tat
was paid by a Dsn, tlio coin takon from
Its mouth, no eare for the tossing
fins In the fish market? IXath the
Christ who strung with his own
hand the norvos of dog and eat
no Indignation for the horrors of
vlvlseotion f Hath the Christ who laid.
"Go to the ant," no watchfulness for
the transfixed lnseotaf Uath the Christ
who said, "Dohold the fowls of the air"
himself never , beheld' the outrages
heaped upon the brute creation wtjioh
cannot articulate it priof ? This Christ
cnino not only to lift the human race
out of Its troublo. but to lift out of
pang and harilKliipth-.'iniiiunl oieatlan.
In tin) glorious millennial time the
child sfiull lead tlio lion end piny with
tho cockatrice only because brute and
reptile shall have no mom wrong to
avenge. To ulleviuto tho condition of
the brute creation Christ was born In
the cattle pen, Tho first blent of the
Lamb of God heard amid the tired
flocks of the Ucthlt'hom shepherds. The
white horse of eternal victory stabled hi
But notice also lit t Ills account the
three Christians presents that are
brought to tho iiminjer. Gold, frank
incense and myrrh. Gold to Christ
thut means all the aflluence of the
world surrendered to him. Forlaok of
money no inoro asylums limping on
their way like tlio cripples whom they
helped, feeling their slow way like the
blind people whom they sheltered. Mill
ions of doliars for Christ where there are
now thousands for Christ. Railroads
owned by Christian stockholders and
governed by Christian directors and
carrying passengers nnd freight at
Christian prices, George Pcabodys and
Abbott Lawrences and James Lenoxes
no rarity. Dank of England, Bourse
of France, United State treasury, all
the nionoyed institutions of the world
for Christ Tlio gold for Clirist.
Gold not merely uid the way of Jo
seph and Mary nnd the divine fugi
tive Into Egypt, but it was typical
of the fact that Christ's way shall
be paid nil iu.-u.id the world. The
gold for Christ, tlio silver for Christ
the jewels tor Christ, Australia, Nevada
and t iolnoiulu for Christ. Tho bright,
round, beautiful jewel of a world set
like a solitaire on the bosom of Clirist.
But I notice that these wise mini also
shook out from their sacks the myrrh.
The cattlo rutuo and they snuffed at It
Thoy did not eat it bccuiiso it was bit
ter. The pungent gum resin of Abys
sinia culled myrrh brought to the feet
of Christ That means bitterness.
Hitter betrayal, bitter persecution, bit
ter days of suffering, bitter nights of
woe. Myrrh. That is what tliey put
into his cup when he was dying.
Myrrh. That is what they put under
hi head In the wilderness. Myrrh.
That Is what they strewed his path
with nil tlio way from the cattle pen in
Bethlehem to tho mausoleum at Jo
soph's country seat. Myrrh. Yea, says
tho Psalmist, ''All thy garment smell
of inyrrlk" That is what the wlsu men
wrapped In the swaddling clothes of
the bU That is whut tlio Marys
twisted in tin shroud of n crucified
Christ. The myrrh. Oil, the height,
the depth, the lenutli, the breailih of
the Saviour's sorrow! Well might the
wise iiii-ii shal:) out the myrrh.
But I In M ice, also, from another sack
they shitlio out the frankincense. Clear
up to the ratters of tho barn the air is
tilled with 'icrfuuic, and the hostlers and
the camel driver iu tho furthest part of
the building inhale it, and it lloat out
upon tho air until passers by wonder
who in thut rough place could huve by
accident dropped a box of ulaUaster.
Frankineeiisc. That is what they
burned In the censor In tho ancient
temple, l-'rankliioenso. That means
worship. Frankincense. Thut is to (111
all the homes, and all the churches,
and all tho capitals, and nil tho na
tions, from cellar of stulaetitcd cave
eleur up to tho silvery rafters of the
starlit dome. Frankincense. That is
what we shuko out from our hearts to
day, so that the nostrils of Christ once
crUnsoncl with the liemorrhage of the
cross, b.iull be flooded with the per
fume of n world's adoration. Frankin
cense, l- rankiiiocnse in song and aer
mon ami offertory and handtl. king
Pmlso him, mountains and hills, val
leys and sons, and skies and earth and
heaven ! Cyi lone with your trumpets,
northern ligl ts with your flaming en
sign I Morning with your castles of
cloud, and evening with your billow
ing clouds of sunset! Do you know
how they used to hold the censer In the
olden time, and what it was made of I
Here is n metal pan, and the handle by
which it was held. In tho Inside of
this metal pan wem put living ooals,
on tho top of them a srfomtcd cover.
In a square box the frankincense was
brought to tho temple,. This frankin
cense wits taken out and sprinkled over
the living coals, nnd then tho perforat
ed cover was put on, and whon they
were all ready fur worship then the
cover was lifted from this censer and
from all the other censers, and the per
fumed smoke arose until It hung amid
all the folds nnd dropped amid nil the
ultura, nnd then roso in great column.
of praise outside or above the temple,
rising clear up toward tho throne of
So wo linvo two censers today, of
Christmas frankincense. Hero Is the
one censer nt earthly frankincense. On
that wo put our thanks for tho mercies
of tho post year, tho mercies of all our
past lives, individual mercies, family
iilercles, social mercies, national mer
cies, and our hearts burning with grati
tude send aloft the Incense of praise
toward tho throne of Christ Bring on
morn Incense, mid higher and higher
let the columns of praise ascend. Let
them wreathe all these pillars and hover
atuld all these arches and then soar to
But hers Is the other censer of heav
enly thanksgiving and worship. Let
them bring all their frankincense tho
cherubim bring theirs, and tho seraphim
theirs and thoone hundred and forty and
four thousand theirs, and all the eter
nities theirs, and let thorn smoke with
pnriuine on this heavenly censor until
the oloud oanopios the throne or. uod.
Then I take these two censors the
censer of earthly frankincense and the
osnaer of heavenly fraukuioense and I
swing them before the throne, and
then I clash them together In one
great hallolujuh unto him to whom
the wise men of the east brought the
old. and the myrrh, and the finikin
eense. Blessed be hit glorious nam
forever I .
Tor Malar la, Liver Trou
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UP STOCK HOLDBH8.
The rcffulnr annual meeting of the etock
holdcra of the Aahi ville Street Railway Com
p.nv will he held at the oHicea of the compa
ny In the city of Aehevlllc, North Carolina,
on the 14th day of Janunry, 1H01. at 11
o'clock a. m. for the election of a board of dl-rei-tora
and traneaction of auch other Duel
nee. a. may be urouKht before It.
dcciin diot Sec. and Trcaa.
odel Cigar Stor
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eclinum and Preach Hrlcr Plpce. Alao Clear
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Cneca: a new lot of ItniMirlcd and dome. tic
Cla-ara; a line lot of Walking Canea.
A few very dcalrahle wooded building .Ilea
near the proposed .treet car line, la lota of
one acre amd upward., near Carrier, hotel
at Sulphur Springe. Apply to
decltodtlw Weet Aahcville.
Be H BsaMTPT.
STONE CONTRACTOR & BUMER.
AIM grading; of all kind. done. AH order
promptly tilled and work guaranteed. Can
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LADIES, PLEASE REMEMBER.
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37 South Xlala St.. la now fully prepared to
do the moat atyllah drraamaklng at the ohort
at notice. Perfect St guaranteed. Alao
Patentee of Fancy Combln.Uon Mud"
wild and made to order. Patent bat and boa
net aupnortcr. 87 Mouth Mais .treet, over
A full line of
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35 If. Main Street,
ASHKVIIXE, N. C.
INITRUMENTI, PIANOS, ORQANt, QUITAM,
VIOLINS, BANJOS, ETC.
Hny from an Immenae .lock or have II
.hipped direct to yon from factory.
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I buy for raeh whatever I. beat la the mar
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A. B. Chase, Everett Mew
nll.SON V.HITR OltOANS, KIMBALL,
I'NITBD STATKS OROANB, "The Ptaeat
la the Land."
SEE ME BEFORE YOU BUY.
Arc I dim
SUFFEREIIS Of TOUTHFUL ERRORS, ,
Lost moakood, sarty deeay, ete eMasa aa
mr. a boom treatlae free, be addi.eahie a M
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