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THJS AllGUb. MONDAY. JULY 13 1891.
THE AUG US.
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M os dat, July J3, 1891
jNYES GLORIOUS FOURTH.
THE BCAUTIFUL PYROTECHNIC DIS
PLAY HE HAD IN SKYLAND.
Hi Beautiful Little, Speech; the Nice
j Little Black Hornet, or the Small Boy'a
I Mlatake. and the Firework That Trent
, Off on Their Own Tlooit.
! Copyright, 1P91, by Edgar TV. Nye.'
Sktlaxd. Buncombe Co., N. C, i
! Jnlv 5. 1891. I
Pyrotechny is the art of producing
pieasiug gcenic enects Dy means or fire.
In China the knowledge of pyrotechny
extends back to its early history, but in
Europe it only goes back to the discovery
of gunpowder by Guy Fawkes and oth-
ers. A knowledge of chemistry is al
most necessary in the art of pyrotechny,
and yet I find that a knowteVlge of chem
istry without much practical experience
is almost entirely useless.
PjTOtechny, like the art of hiving the
overheated honey bee, is one that re
quires considerable experience and a
good pair of kip mittens.
We live in the bosom of nature here,
and so I thought it would be a good
scheme to celebrate on the Fourth in a
pure and abstemious, yet highly hectic
and luminous manner. Ignoring the
sparkling domestic wines of the hill
country, made from the large early yel
low dent corn which is grown upon the
suspensory farms of Buncombe county,
I decided to purchase a few choice fire
works direct from the factory, and after
touching lightly on the beauties of
American freedom, reading of the Dec
laration of Independence and an open
ing prayer in which the national policy
for the coming year might be briefly
laid before the Throne of Grace, I al
lowed to st off at evening tide about
eight dollars' worth of pyrotechnics,
which would fnrnisU a fitting close to
the day's celebration.
I spent the early part of the summer
selecting a choice array of things that 1
expected to use in casting a red glow
over this part of the United States on
the nation's natal day. Then I sent in
Skyland is not a regular metropolis.
It is young, but it is growing. With
the investment of foreign capital and
reciprocity with New Jersey we could
soon build up a large trade. Ox yokes,
whortleberries, frogs' legs, axhelves, sas
safras bark, four-in-hand railroad ties,
mineral water, tar, pitch, turjntine and
lumber are the principal exports. But
the place is small yet. The waterworks
are yet in their infancy, and the train
dos not stop unless flagged.
We cannot hope, of coarse, to com
pete with New York as an outfitting and
jobbing town until the train shows more
of a tendency to pause here. In some
respects we are abreast of the larger
towns, having five churches and a fine,
well uniformed band, good pasturage,
five dwelling houses and a good well of
water. We have no sewerage, so our
little town is not lighted by sewer gas.
Our chief difficulty is unjust railroad
discrimination. I hate to attack a cor
poration that personally I respect for its
sterling qualities of mind and heart, but
the railroad train does this place, most
bitter and lasting injustice, it seems to
me, for it panes at the water tank, and
yet. unless flagged, does not hesitate
here, but rushes on. Xo road can hope
to prosper that ignores the cries of the
FEELINU REAL HATUFUL.
:ommon people and no people can be
Any more so than I am and yet I am
forgotten by this giant corporation. The
. day is surely coming when the common
people, the plain people, must be heard.
We have been too long the creatures of
capital. Before election our eyes are as
" the diamonds bright, but after election,
on again looking at the poll books, we
find that our names were registered as
1 said this last evening in speaking of
"Our Nation, Past and Present," which
was the subject of my address.
To return, however, to my fireworks
order. I flagged the train six or seven
times to at,k the conductor if my fire
works bad come. At the end of that
time he said he guessed that would do
me. 1 said, "Possibly you do not know
who I am!" He said no, he did not. He
had no personal acquaintance with the
peasantry of Buncombe county, this
state. I bridled up and said:
"Sir, 1 am here under an assumed
"Doubtless," said he, waving his lily
white hand for the stoker or driver to go
on with the train. "I think 1 have
tasted some of your handiwork, and if
you flag this train again 1 will tell the
internal revenue authorities where yon
R tune the train was half way to
ArJen Station, leaving me bitterly hold
ing my mule by the bridle and feeling
real hateful. Skyland is naturally the
coming metropolis of western North
Carolina, but unjust railroad discrimina
tionwill keep her back, I fear. We are
going to hold a meeting here soon, how
ever, and give expression to the popular
feeling. We are almost certain that
within a few years steps will be taken
toward the passage of an act empower
ing and encouraging the organization of
a rival corporation having Skyland as
its termini. I say termini partly be
cause North and South Skyland will be
the objective points, and partly because
in ail my literary work I have never be
fore had an opportunity to use the word
1 ordered for my pyrotechny about
200 pieces, including a paper bag of tor
pedoes and a package of punk. It was
generally understood as far away as Up
per Hominy and Sandy Mush that on
the evening of the Fourth I would let
off over 200 pieces of pyrotechny, in
cluding a part of my thumb. Many
children at the breast came from a dis
tance, bringing their dinners with them
and remaining through the day. People
came from as far west as Pisgah. One
man brought the smaller of his children
in an old band wagon. His other chil
dren, who were not yet quite so helpless,
were loaded on a hayrack and came on
It was a gala day for Skyland. The
fireworks had come, and some friends
from Asheville brought a lemon with
them. We spread the buffalo robe ou
the grass and a table was brought out
for the speaker. For convenience I di-
WENT notvx MY STEr.VE.
vided up the exercises of the day into
two parts viz.. Part 1, niuming exer
cises at the grove; Part II. evening exer
cises also at the grove.
In shaking of the grove I did so more
for devilment than anything efse, for
this end of the state is all grove. l)Cing
a virgin wilderness against which a
tongue of scandal has never breathed the
breath of the deadly upas tree, nor bigot
forged a chain. Oh, would that I were
safely back in that bright laud again, as
the fellow says.
The morning exercises consisted of the
usual selections "America" on the or
ganette, accompanied by child voice?:
reading of the Declaration of Independ
ence and a few selections from the pro
ceedings of the Tennessee legislature:
complimentary prayer by the chaplain;
singing of "lied. White "and Blue" by a
man from Statesvilie: pc-e on the inelo
deon, entitled "Pee-wee Bird Waltz." by
a young woman from a distance who is
visiting North Carolina, and who was
left at Busbee Station by tie tr;iin whilst
gathering golden rod: address by me
touching cm "The Growth. Progress and
Final Plunk of Nations."
There is hardly room here for more
than a resume of the address, for it was
long, cover lug. as it did. the history of
man and the evolution of government
from the feudal ages, and even back of
that extending through barbaric centu
ries, and so on down to the present time,
when national and state government be
comes not only a duty but a pleasure.
The speaker touched with great power
and feeling upon our dnty as citizens, ow
ing it as we do. he '.vent on to say. to our
selves and our posterity to suitably pre
pare our niit'ds and hearts by early edu
cation and association for the great du
ties of citizenship, and both by or.r pre
cept and our practice so live that we
may sufely leave the mere act of voting
to other heads. The speaker said also
that to the rewlv arrived citizen voting
is a new and thrilling experience. Why
not allow him more of it to do. while we
who have tue taxes to pay and who
therefore need rest and change of scene.
may safely take much needed relaxation
on election day. and if we do not like
the result xve can write a piece for the
paper signed "Tax Payer." and marked
on the top communicated..
This was followed by applanse, which,
on beicg looked np. turned out to come
from the wife of the speaker, who had
been huckleberrying, and hearing a
noise in the direction of the shaker's
stand had dufted around that way, and
having met the audience liefore shook
hands with him and sat down to hear
The sieaker touched lightly on the
subject of the presidency in 1892. and
said that while his health was never so
good as it was at this time, yet he did not
wish his name used for two reasons. One
was that he had been too fearless in his
denunciation of large moneyed interests,
and the other was that he would rather
lecture all winter at his present prices
than to deliver ten free speeches per day
out of the tailgate of a sleeping car and
then get up three times in the night in
a suit of pajamas to inquire the name of
the station and then make a ten minutes'
C)clopedia speech on its resources.
The audience agreed lifter the address
to use his influence toward seeing that
the speaker's uame was not brought np
before the convention. After the ad
dress the mayor of Skylaud, who owns
the sugar bush in which the ojiera house
stands, opened a fresh case of Bent's
justly celebrated water crackers, together
witn a uew ciialybiate spring that tasted
like the basement of a wholesale hard- j
ware store after the big fire in Chicago.
After this cane a spirited two-old-cat
tournament in he afternoon and a basket
picnic, during which the little child of
the audience, by his first wife, discovered
the deserted nest of one of the celebrated
Little Mamcoih Black Hornets of Ten
nessee. This ii sect is called in the south
the Typhoid To ich-me-not of the Tropics,
and wears a platinum stinger, with an
alcohol lamp ft r same, all the time.
The black hornet is now said by a
writer on war 'opics, whose article was
returned to him by some of our leading
magazines, to have been the cause of the
masterly forcecl march from Bull Run to
Washington. Tae black hornet has broken
np eight district schools in Tennessee,
and if the colored Zion M. E. church at
East Conquest is barred out of paradise
by the committee on credentials the
black hornet t.iat built his nest in the
hot air register during the summer will
be to blame for it.
Let others at mire the delicate texture
of the black ho:-net's deserted home, but
blowing down the barrel of a deserted
shotgun is good enough for me. More
over, J will look just as well on the fol
lowing day and 6uffer less.
We buried the little youngster in the
cool, yellow mt.d down at the branch
all but - his he. id, and it we poulticed
with wet plug tobacco and ammonia
till toward ever.ing, when he could bear
to Lave his father's hat on and go home.
He did aot see my fireworks. He had
to worry along with those he had stirred
up in the clinker built household of the
We opened the evening with song. 1
sang a selectirn from "II Trovatore,"
accompanying myself on the xylophone,
that pleading a id. almost human instru
ment. I then touched off a bunch of
firecrackers in order to seat the audi
ence and then let off a Roman candle,
the breechpin of which blew out, send
ing eight beau-if ul variegated balls up
1 then sang a song entitled "Spark
ling and bright in its liquid light is
the water in our glasses. 'Twill give
you health, 'twill give you wealth, ye
lads and rosy lases."
After this cane a mine which the cat
alogue said world spout guld and silver
showers, interspersed with red. blue,
yellow and gre-n meteors. This mine
was a nondivid-Tid declaring mine, like
one that 1 partly owned in Wyoming. If
I had owned it entirely I would have
been a poor man today, but I only owned
a little ff it and so 1 have no reason to
complain. It was called the Pauper's
Dream, and wis discovered by Buck
Bramel. He ow:ied the two mules. Yeiler
and Valler. whi h had almost a national
reputation. The Paujier's Dream showed
rich at the grass routs with blossom
rock that looked like a jewelry store, but
it ran into micaceous slate and pyrites
of poverty at -rea feet. Then we got
some good cnartz again and the lead
was better defined. I neglected my life
insxirance premiums to pay my assess
ments, and thee we struck at a depth of
eighty feet one of the nicest springs of
water from whi -h I ever drank out of.
Buck was woiking in the mine at the
time. He got to 'the surface about eight
minutes ahead c f the water. Either of
us would sell the mine now to people
who mean bus ness. Possibly I would
be a better man to deal with than Buck
would. I would be more liberal and 1
would be more liable to make it an ob
ject than Buck would.
The pvTotechi.ic mine, however, acted
as it might if it had got wet in some
way, so we dried it out near the stove
It did not lot k so well when it went
off as it would it' it. had leen at night,
but it lit up the little plain kitchen and
made it look almost like a fairy palace.
I got an war scarred veteran to let off
the rockets. He was used to scenes of
carnage, having been a veterinary sur
geon in a cavalry regiment. He let off
one of my big rockets first. He said it
would be best to stick the stick in the
ground, and aft r it got to burning it
would flee as a bird to its mountains, or
words to thdt efect.
He stuck it in the ground too far. It
pulled and swung round the circle, now
and theu knocking out the eye of a north
ern invalid with a hot ball, then it gave
a scream that sounded almost human
and buried itsell in the corset of a col
ored nurse girl from Savannah who
cannot read or write, but who got me to
write to her relations there and tell them
that race prejudice, she thought, had
nothing to do with it.
We then had some more Roman can
dles. I can readily see that the Romans
as a people could not have enjoyed read
ing much by cai.dleli.ght if these things
sputtered t'.ien as they do now, and I can
see why the Roiaan nation thus got be
hind and lost their power. The Greeks,
also, were not practical. Who could en
joy an evening clustered about a Greek
But enough! The summer is passing
most delightfully here, with cool, restful
and beautiful nights, devoid of mosqui
toes or straw rids. The days also are
filled with rest f r the tired mind, whilst
ever and anon or e can seem to hear his
weary brain tuix over and yawu and go
to sleep again.
P. S. Choice lots may still be had in
western North Carolina with a view of
Pisgah and fienersl Clirnrerman at mod-
Highest of at in Leavening Power.
The BOSTON SHOE 5T0I
Another large lot of Ladies Russet Oxfords,
Several styles in Oxfords, Patent Leather Tips,
See our Patent Leather Oxfords at -
Men's solid Congress and Lace Shoes,
The best shoe in the city for
See our Dongola, Congress and Lace,
Three Dollars The best and largest line in the city,
New lines of Ladies' fine Oxfords just received, at $2,
A, B, C, D and E. It pays to trade at the
ALL GOODS GUARANTE
erate prices. The climate here is the
best I have ever subsisted on and the
wagon roads are still passable for pedes
trians on stilts. Nature did everything
she could for this beautiful country,
with the understanding that man should
keep the roads in repair. E. W. N.
For Over Fifty lean
Vr.. Winsiow's Soothir.g Syrup bas
een used by miili -ns of mothers for
lit-ir children while teething. If dis
turbed at Digbt and roken of your res
y sick child suffering and crying wlih
.ain of cuuiog tt i semi at once and get
Lottie o' "Mr-. Wii slew's Soothing
jsrop" for children ttethmc It will re
ievt tte poor litiie sufferer immediiieiy.
Depend upon it mothers, there is no mis
ake about it. It cures diarrhoea, regu
it'es !be stooincb Hun bowtls, cures wind
flic, softens toe gams, reduc s inflimam
lon and gives tone ttnd energy 'o the
holesys:em, ''Mrs Winslow's Soothing
yrup" tor cbiifireD teetr.ina is ilessnt
othe iHi-te and is the orescri prion of one
of the oldes' and best ernsle physicians
nd nurses in 'be United Stte6. Sold
ill druggists tbroughr.ut the world. Price
;wentj-five cent's a boule. Be sure and
skfor "Mrs. Wmelow's Soothing Sjrup
A S'fci Balaam u Kemp't Balaam
The dictionery snys, " balsam is a
'hick, pure, rnmanc substance flowine
Tfini trees" Kemp's Bnlsim for the
broHt linil :unt's is 'be nii'n couch medi
ine tbt is it re d bt'saai- Ma ? thin,
tt r cng!' re mertis nrecti!!tn bls -ni's
t-nt s'irb are 0"t Look throuib a bottle
f Kefi.u's BnKsai ud no'ic- tat pure,
'PleK prrpara'.ioo it IS. If you COUiTb
ise Kexii's B'-ai a.; nil firuneis's'
'-.Hrti- twiTTl--. ' hp '
To S:vrr.e ana Ctb:i;td trj.
If you i 1 send De viur sddiess we
will mill you oui il'usua'ert ptnnphlet
eii-aiii)L- nil ihoir Dr. Dye'1' ce'ebra'er!
e!t c'ro v.i:tic belr uLd iDi -li'nces. find
ttieir etinrmttig i fff ' upon the nervous
d-tUiitd-e-.-: s.-tn od bow tbey will
qu'ck v resJore vou to vigor, siHohoon
irr! b-H,;h. Pinu'h'et fee. If you tre
bu rffix'ed. we w'U send you it belt &rjtl
aopl'iiice "U Ti!
Voltaic Belt C o . Mtrsbhll, M:b.
Do ' Ion congal
Ilnn'lCfUv. TK Kemp's Bnisim, h
coujb cure. I' wjp cure your
rriufhs tr.cl col-is It will cure otitis in
tie cbst. It wll fire i-ifluenza and
nrotcr itis Ht'd -.11 dieses p-rtaiurg to
be luns t'ee-tuse it is t pure bn!sin)
Hold i t.- tin- 'ittit tnd see bow cletr and
'bid it 'B. You will tee 'be excellent
"flee fter tt;iPt' be first dose. Lrye
oott es f.ti; -"t fl
.u um? t'UibuK tat ci things of
I'.is xrr'.ri we mtci;R.te too curb' we
. Ji.t :ievt and weer.oefc9 of world
y fienaur.- ty de'igbtfui 'oretbought of
Tb rsuiti obtained from the use
. ! ,: ,i,t f Rvr' Clover Tocic far exceed
a::ris. It cures dyspepsia, nd iil
jioUiiicL. aver, shine,; ' and bladder
:rttooi-s It ; f-ertec ionic, appetizer
iood i-unter. ure cur- v-r gue and
AIm-m Eriu, trJi'or of be Lefnird.
Tuns, G phi?. shts: Fr the cure of
criuipc in tliv Riomich CbHtDherlsiD'a
Cflic. Ctio,er- fd Di-irrhoea H-medy i
tb best bnrt moet ftevdy I ver used."
Manj o-b-r have tried it entertain
tbe mn.e opinion For le by Hartz &
U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 18S9
SALE OF SHOES
BOSTON SHOE STORE,
Ave., under Rock
DlueuUvb.J Chicago, Ills. (CtarkS
If stii. i.-Ml.rr :h the Great st
Ctonic, Nora ssi Private Ekm
?NERVOU3 DEBILITY. Lest Man.
hood, Kaiair.g Xemc:y, Exhausting Driint,
Terrible Dreams. Hcci and Eak Ac:ie i.rci til
thtcnco: tiC.n; tr . -;y decay j.rh .p? Con
rcmptionor Icsacitj-, i cate-j s.tni-Lciiy by new
melhcd :ih never-f.i: nc S'.;cce.
ImT SYPHILIS T-cf al- bad Blood and Skin
D.fccaser. permanent. v cured.
-KIDNEY and URINARY cctnpairt,
Gleet, Gonorrhoea, Stricture. Varicocele and
all dicases of the Cer.ito-l'r rmry Vtzta- cured
prom p try :ihout injury to Stomacn, &-iriney t
Other t rCAns.
No experiments. Are and experience
important. Consultation free and sacred.
Forty Year' Practice en;.: r-i.C'.ark tnG'-af-ant-e
Cur in all Cal Cas Kcema.
Scrofula. Syj.hilis. r.!:ilIer and Kidney IMs
awe. 1 eaorrh aul rniialr Troiiliie.'rivrr
ompUint. iatarrh, al) Kluod, !Liii and er
No niant r wno has f r iled to cure you. write
Dr. Clarke a fnil history of your cae. Houxs,
8 to b , bundavs, g to 12. Call on or addre&s
F. D. CLARKE, M.D.,
186 So. Clark St.. CHICACO. ILL.
W'e have stlecttd ari l are now exhibiting in our
Largest and Mast Complete Stock cf
to be found under one rocf
Over FOUR HUNDRED UOO)
new i'utnoa, taiLraciiig the Fioeal instruments
tuaue bv thd
ferries, may t seen in thisstoclc. while ccr nric-es
are uir :oviest oflervd by any house in tb Ousiceas.
IT WILL. P.V YOV to visit Chicago at aa
early da; a:id inspect our iocK.
If vr.a are net prerre.1 to pav all cash now wa
T-i.i aiaue ice terms as tasy as vou caa reasonably
Fil! inforrcation as to sprrinl tnrpaint and nprtaj
ievmjfurcisfced to correspondents. Adlress
Tm in lu
st nufci co:
lieved ty in um of
JMoamiti Be!t ana Ombffica. Tras&
ey winch a firm roptiortia Kiven to the abdomen. irr.
r.ibly iismuttUitut it t-.ie. threbf unyroMHi Ut lorn
ad afioiuuMr oouJort and iafety.
SEELEY'S HRRD-RUBBER TRUSSES
Yi'Al retam the most wlbcult foria of HEtt.MA.ir
with oomfort and aafwty. tberebr eompletina radira.1
nrt ol all enrable csaea lmlierriouato inoiliire.
n be aned in bataiuc: ana tlttioa perfreily to
lorm f rxMl v. are worn without mcoovenienca bj
lb ;oodM child, moet dlicat lady, or the labor
ina man, avoiding- all aour. iwfatv. aadijrjl un
IrniMintnMt. tuc L1U11T, LUULt t LJbA.N
L V and alwaf reliable.
t3f The Correct and Skillful Mechanical Treatment of
HERNIA OR RUPTURE A SPECIALTY.
EITHER IN PERSON OK BV MAIt
n Tears RrrrBrwcra : fx. . . Cra.1). H-mm
A-rmtm, Willord r-irkrr, H. H. I'uvxM, Vr. Thnmot .
Jlorton, md SMrqetm-dmtnSt of r. V. S. Am, and Jfmr.
wr - HKka.lcal Timiml 1 trla m Raftara. ..
rMct Ihl." with alontratumn and diractKna ft aeli
meaenremerjt. mailed on apuiicatioil.
L B. ti:LEV A 6 tvatm 11th St., Phllm Vm,
.ay found, tm
H i t GEO. P.
AXA' ILTWJ T9 Bt
BrnaitJ (10 Bproca
cvet), where ad-rar-t
aia contract tuny
tiAua Sat it J
TO THE AFFLICTED!
0 TVhyparhiB lePtouackMwhFr.trN-st
mtkiom medical ttvatcipnt can te haa f r
f ableiiriffit The I'enit hwmj ( ., . -.L
rf-y Pared fnm tbe prescription i !:-.
Ufu t-any ind:..rei u iu r fther causes:
MIODLEGEO HEN T&XJil-
ney and B.adu. r trouble, etc., w-.ii tinl our y .1
nf Treatnient a rie. Certain and ipeMv
SEMINAL PASTILLES. .iv:
"t curette .'.tK'veoiInienLd. Dr.W,
bn ttftstrtven special attention t!- t:,---
uit-epin-ii Jfir many years. prrfH-n'- -j
nni ra.Titie waica aot Airec-tiv u,- .
ii--a-d rtrBn and rtore vie- r
Uinn M. -mn b Meviirmes, a thej
chr.ni?ed ry the east ricju ice anlr-j .
change of diet -r interruption in bu- :
HOME TREATMENT ?S . ;r:
c!t'Tirf i r.iij tu 15.i., used w j
fnifinp snccewforwer thirty tm;- iixh:
private practice. Give them a tv
PFHiF! Ut fil f"rtheKidneysandBIa..rerr
IITCRIt'C CIITBDDUlf Sure fure f .ral: r
aw a w MUIUI 1
1 recent casee in one to
wikiiuit. kwinui iiiw Ken)!e Vukn. ere.
Cail or write f"rCat;ili'iiue a&alaforu.auuaacfc
Ccatuiurc Tber. .Address
THE PERU CHEMICAL CO.,
189 WlSCtsssm Steet; V.iiWAUKEE, W
-ALL KISDB OF-
Cast Iron Work
done. A specialty of furai?Mi.g al. kinds
of Stovei with Castings at 8 ccr.tf
A MACHINE SHOP
baa been added where all kinde of riu.tire
work will be done rst-cla?a.
NINTH ST. AND 7th AVE
DOWNING BROS.. Prcpts.
BEST AND CHEAPEST
ta7 i oe only Pnint House in the city.
R. M. WALL,
1612 Third Atftw
Jotm Volk Sc Co..
Sash, Doors. Blinds, Biding. Floornt.',
Wain scoati rig.
and all kind of wood work for builder.
Kit hteenth St.. bet. Tbird and Fonrtli ave.
HENRY 0. S0HAFFER,
SOFT AND HARD
Office 143 Second venne, corner Fifteer.rh
Telephone No. 1088.
Call or aend for airnlur c.n:ia;s
non.Oucer, Br-jr1 Mat. S-t t
lcK(m.v. Sr.h"r. Anai
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