FROM WEALTH TO POVEK-
A liuIexMJuritf&idsbfi' froiu N6j
916 North Third street. The second
house from the entrance is a small, ,r - . (successor to Lyman & Child,)
two storv dwelUing (inhabited by akfmri. 1)1112 OIIXYv ' , '
fatnil v hftse sudden transition from
comfort to themost abject want is
as sad i. it was rapid. In 'compa
ny with lr, (i. D. Green, a reporter
visited the faJsHjcyesterday. The
lower siory of the house lies below
the lf.vel of the pavement, and into
it riWts the water on rainy days.
The walls tre moist with water and
their diiuiy appearance is"more liEe
a prison .cell than a dwelling. Down.
stairs two little bright eyed house
keepf f, 4gpd ygspectivelyiteri ud
eight j'ears old, were busily; scnj te?
bing tbe floor, while a smaller broth
er, fteM'.y ;uake&, was sleeping in! a
corner. The eldest girl was .feeble
mind-', and her thin, blanched
fae'e ana pinched features indicated
the want of food and "- a mother's
oare., One other room was in the
house, arifchi 'bed, chair and a small
book rack, on which were two vol
umts of North Carolina Legislative
Journals, contituted the only iur-
On tip bed lay the thin, euiacia
ted forai of the mother, almost too
weak lVoin 'disease to speak. She
looked like a woman of intelligence
and lefineroent. ... In this room on
the bare floor her six small c' Jdren
slee$ Kyith-scarcely sufficient cloth
ing to. protect them. The family
hag.Jiy?d". for days without food,
and have beeD bordering on starva
tion." When the mother was quesv
tioned, as to her condition, she glan
ced pitifully toward her children
andtretehingouther. bony hand,
murmured: .. ' ' 1 M'
"Oh;. 1 Would like to die; but what
"would become of these poor child
The father is in feeble health and
unitlfi to do any hard work. He is
poverty-stricken' and the condition
of his family has almost deranged
hisjnL.rppje ime ; he has
been iii a melancholy state and has
exjed; his physician his de
sire1 to"edmmit suicide? 1 Dr. G. ,D.
Green, of the Northern dispensary,!
who was sent to minister to the fam-
ily, said: ' .
"In my practice I have visited a
great many pbor people, but 1 never
saw such wretchedness and poverty
as thas family are in. ;-1 believe that
the elder girl became leeble-minded
through lack of proper food and nu
trition, and ,h think her mind would
grow strong if 'she were properly
cared for..- The - whole family are
actually buffering from starvation.
With proper care I Relieve the moth
er would improve and might possi
bly get well. It is certainly an ex-;
cellent. opportunity for the exercise
of cajftty . , The oldest child is a boy
of fourteen iind: he ; earns : just two
dollars: a weeki. on which the family
live. The boy goes out in' the morn
ing and works all day on a scanty
breakfast of bread and wateT." t
A German who lives next door
spoke in he'' highest ..terms of the
father.' sobriety and honestly. .The
German has been! supplying them
with food and said he had seen the
family when' they- were ' famish ing;
"When I am eating mybreakfast,,r
he paid, "the little codgers will line
themstlvestalopg,my .window aod,
peeping in; ivteously. beg food."
NVjlJljamJ. Vrd, ,the father of
the f. i u ily, is a southerner by birtb.
He lived 'lor many years in Bertie
countvgrth.nhxia, and ;served
four years in the confederate army,
being wounded in the service. . He
was afterwards elected one of Bertie
county'? commissioners and repre
sented his district for four years' in
the"Btiftr! legislature; The volumes
of tbeWislature journals for .' 1876s
77 whlcflvKe on his book-shelf are
his)rily; iivppctoesi il , his. former
prospbCtAHs lifej and they frequently
quote hfs speeches and his votes on
impxTTtaTilrq"u"estions". After hii leg
islative carreer Mr. Ward became
surety for his only brother, and
though his default o.st hist fortune.
His w0McpBnung:tihej carqfeo
Philadelphia last May in hopes that
she would be benefitted by the
change of cMmate. He was unable
to secure ony employment and: 'has
gradually come to his present des
titute condition. Mr. Ward has
friends 1 the iouthwhp," would; he
glad to assist him in his destitute
conditioif, but' having lived a.ii6ng
them a8it man with a comfort? ble
competence his prides, restrains him
from, making"' knbwrf ' to theni his
true r-onditionjr Philadelphia Times.
A. E. II. BEYJLANDcV 0S
. : NEW - -
General Variety- Sidre,
B 1". I i -'
. In l'oifl-OffietBnilding, AsheviUe, N. C,
Beg to announce to the public that they
have ttabl'shed a new 6tore of General
Variety .,OopdBr Agents for Furnaces
anorfjij'gipparatus ; also, -..'ii
THr nileepo"n handle welry, PiaL
iea n are, jouons, .ricHire8, inromos,
Albnnw, Lamps, - Writing Materials, Ja
panned Tinware, Household Tinware,
' Musical Instruments,' -.Soaps, Cheap
Watches4 Pocket Books, Perfumery,
Looking-Glasses, Vases Toilet Sets, very
, cheap Sheet Music, Ornaments for Par
lors and Sitting Rooms,': Mottos tor halls
and Teceptiov rooms,. Jh.fiiQt, a general
stock of Variety Goods useful and fan
cy arUcies needed-in every home."'
BvMer't Sifter Goodi ia Specialty.
A Seted , Classical, Oejmanf Frmch, Jfalh-
ematical and Tliorough Etiglish School, .
OPENS HTtt. mU. 1885, and continues 40
weieksi' rwr.KAtK having' been engaged
to give jjglrnetion ia German and French, will
- also tak pupils In the English branches prepar
atory, to" inutoi tne fnncipai. r umDer.ol pu- L
pi Is meachjlfipimilent Umild to Ha if .S3 . S,
1 Sto ezus cnarees lor juoueru Languaecs.
Alimited number of pupil will be taken aa,
boarders by the family or the Principal. ,;
Office in Court House,
1 Elegant City Residences 1
v-.a j Choice? TcTvTii'3 Lots
Beautiful Suburban" Homes
; Picturesque Country Seats,
, i A '.!... ..mi)''.. 1 ! - .' i
Profitable, Farms,,, Improved and Unimproved.
Large TractsSif 'fiijberecl5!La'ds
Counties. Mining Lands and Milling
furnished and unfuraisheek houses -and
FQjr.parfcuars-afrpiy by letter
-JKEN N I M A
.is iwm iMj e ,- c i
i : jobbers and:
STOVES AND TINWARE
HEADQUARTERS FOR IRON, NAILS, HORSE AND MULE SHOES"
STEEL' PLOWS, LO'CK ANf)f BUILDERS' HARDWARE. - .,
HARDWARE OF EVERR KIND IN GREAT ABUNDANCE Attn AT 1 1lk
:. . .: LOWEST PRICES.
Agents for Huporti's Blasting and1 Rifle Powders. Aeso Agents for Rich-
5 mtrnd'Stve Co. Celebrated Patron, Lee and' Soidhern Planter Stoves; '''
''Ziw'AgerUt'fot the Celebrated Old Hickory. Farm, -Wagons
V . '; :r " - and Fairbanks
... : . -. , ; '
HARDWARE, HEET IRONx
A "Full Line of Bortsnanl Moods, Paper bhells,. Primers, Fine Rifle ana
, . Jlng .Powderr Smith & Wesson Pistols. ' &c. '
GfeORGE ir. TILSOISr,
' WITH ."' , 't : .:.
. IMPORTER AND JOBBER OF .". ' , ;:
' H ARDTAJIE . AND CUTLERY,
. . iMgriculturalMmptements, JfJtaehineryr, Seed, e.9
1 And agent for South Bend Chilled Plows, Fairbanks' Standard Scales,
Studebaker and Webster Wagons; and keep in'stock Buggies, Carriages, &c.,
236, 238 amtH&O STJtEET, i
' j Special inducements offered tojthe trade of Western Carolina. . AH
orders, or. letters wishing information, sent to the house wjll receive atten-
on prmptly,: .,, .;. , .wiu
VAN GIL D E R &
L A R .G E S:T
1 : :
A CAR LOAD OF CANE MILLS ANT) MOLASSES EVAPORATORS JUST RECEIVED
, SEISID FOR PRIOKBt
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AsheTillc, N. C.
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in Swain, Graham and Cherokee
sites. Has ,; ; j i" 1 '' 1,1
cottages by thertionth-' oif year.k!J''
or in person.
N & C O .
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and Co.'s Scales. - i
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FUSE, STEEL, MINERS' TOOLS, -
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X'lS THE SrAvAT
Miig....JMJfI. JVEBMt always in 'AtteikiUtnte !
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LANGE & CO.,
At the6ld Bank,
iMain St.. : Asheville,
BACON, COFFEE. SXJGAli, RICE,
Grits, Hominy, Fish, Molasses, Ap
ple Vinegar, , Soda, Spice, Hogsfeet,
Pickles, Brooms, Barley, English Split
' . Peas, Eegs. Fresh
Chickens, Flour. Meal, Soap, -Tobacco;
Cigars, Candies, Cannd Goods in large
' variety, and
Pure Leaf Lard in buckets or barrels.
We solicit a share of patronage We
sell very cheap for cash.
LANGE & CO.
r'V yr,t vAsh auyihivg you do not tec in
ny store, ash for it, avd it will te furnished.
May 29 D&Wtf L. & CO.
HAMPTON A. FEATIIERSTON
Opposite Court House Square,
A&Heville J C,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IS
Pure UTortli Carolina and
! a full line of choice
: CIGARS, CUE If JVG
SJtlOSljy IG tobaccos,
! PORTER, ALE, BEER
' a n n
tt " '
.Great care has been taken
in the selections oj the above
Our patrons may be assured that
they will find themselves
by a visit to us.
The attention of dealers Is respectfully invll-
ted to our stock, as v- c are prepared to supply any
University ofJYorth Cnro-
OIX NEW PROFESSORS have recentlv been
O added to the Faculty inMrtng a total of 17
instructors. Ail tne courses oi Btuay nave Deen
enlarged anJ trtDgthene(i.'( Postgraduate In
struction Is iolfered. In eveTry. department. The
next session begins An gnst 2T. entrance ei am
inations August ST. SS and 29. .- , ,
For catalogue containing information in legard
ro tuition, noara, term s ot admission; etcappij
1 UOn. llKJCf f. BAT11.), 1.1. U.,
President, Chapel Hill, N. C.
"N 'BATTERY PORTER HILL FO"Rv RENTJ
The residence of the late Rev. Dr. Chapman
Also, for rent a comfortable cottage of two rooms,
and for sale, four most desirable building lots.
ironung cnyiaywos t IT" ! S ' S Z.O
,; jy, 11. d.tf . a. t. stjmmey.
B E II 0 U S K
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3bL rJ 4
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t 1 "ITS
I IT3 sn HI
C 25 X1
H. DOUGLASS, D. D. S.y
Dental Rooms over Be Vault's, Drug Store
esidence in same building Asheviile, N. C.
QR. R. fl. REEVES, D.D.S.,
Office in Slader Building,
nponite Central Hotel,, - ASHEYILLE, N. C
PerEOna navinir artificial work lonc. after
rvinir it two or three weeks. If not saiii-tled. can
return It and tbe monej will he refnndel. ' .v 1
I ' IX. 1 1 "5- . ., , ' -
THE FOUNDING OfrTJIE TO VVN OF
SOMETHING, ajIQi' A NT?, NE V .
CLARKE WHITTJER. bf California, ie divi
ding 60)00 acre of lanil. in Swain CO.. N. C .
in the "SkJ land region," into small tracts for ac
tual settlers onlv.
xney win De epia' tor casn; or on a ;rcait ot
rrom one to ten years, it desirable tne principal
may lay for five yeara at 6 per cent Interest, pay
able annually, and one-fifth of the principal to
De paid eacn year tnoreatter.
The soil is rich, its tobacco brines the highest
? rices in the market, avejaging a net profit of
rom $T5 to 8150 per acre, 250 acres of land are
oemg ciearea to rent on snares tor toDacco grow
Theland8 are divided into farms of from 20 to
10UO acres to salt purchasers.'
The labor required in opening up these lands
has made the Town- of WHITTIER a neoessity,
which is now a station on the Western North Car-
uuua iMuiivau. v uiiin caai ui uuaxicaiuu. HID
founder of Whittier will spare no pains or ex
pense to mase it tne most attractive ana aesira
Die resident and business town-in Western N. C.
Miila, stores, residences and a fine hotel are
now being erected, and other manufactories will
follow. Lots are donated to churches, schools,
public buildings and works.
The improvement of tbe lands and the town
requires all kinds of mechanics and laborers.and
all purchasers of lands or lots can get immediate
ana constant employment at common la Dor.
Purchasers will be furnished lumber for im
provements at ?10to $12 per 1000 feet, and work to
pay for it.
Comfortable quarters and rations will be pro
vided for purchasers and their families, at the
mere cost of rations, until they can erect their
own nouses, uome ngnt along.
Thus you can buy lands, lots, and build houses
on long credits and work to pay for them.
Such inducements have never been ottered be
fore, asaie now oflered at Whittier.
Come at once and erect your honses. Plent;
work at iairnrices. Tobacco lands to clear ani
get ready for spring crops. Fences, roads and
houses to build, nurseries and fruit trees to plant,
etc. neniy 01 worit reaay now.
C. WHITTIER, v
Whittier, Charleston P. O.,
Sept. 13-tf. Swain Co., N.C
Has paid Losses in North Car
olina Over $100,000.
Is Your Life Insured f
p., ..., If not, why notf
Do you know that every $1,050 pro
duced by your hand and brain annually, rep
resents the producing power of $15,000 at
7 per cent?
' lo yon ever reflect that your death
would destroy that producing power, and would
take from your wife and children just that
: What sane Business Mam would
risk a $15,000 stock of goods in one building
L without fire Insurance, and yet the same stock
may never De aestroyear
Is it prudent or kind to permit, your
family to carry that much risk upon a life that
is certain of destruction in a very few years,
and that may be destroyed to-morrow?
Do you know that a Life Insurance
Policy costs less than a Fire Policy?
On an ordinary stock of goods, yon pay a
rate of from one per cent, to two per cent, per
In ease of a fire your loss will not probably
exceed one half of the stock, while it may be
but a trifle.
You ean carry a life policy for from
one per cent, to two per cent, per annum (if
under frty years of age) with a certainty of
ultimate death, and there will be no salvage.
Did you ever think that if you insure
your goods for a number of years, and then
cease payment, that you obtain no further re
turn for your investment?
Do you know that after three years, if
you cease payment in JEtn a Life Insur
ance Company you will obtain a full
paid policy tor the value of all the premium
yon have paid?
DO YOU KNOW that $5,000 or $10,000 can
be added to your estate by paying from three
par cent, to foiir per. interest for a short term
of years on that sum ?
DO YOU KNOW thnt you can leave your
family $5,000 or $10,000 by the simple paymen
of an amount each year that is less than th
taxes would be upon the same amount of real
estate, and you have not a dollar of capital in
DO YOU KNOW that the death of one part
ner may, and often does cause the . closing up
of a firm's affairs to its ruin?
DO YOU KNOW that partnership interests
may be paid off upon the death of any member
of the firm, be each member insuring for the
benefit of the others, and the business contin
ue without impairment? , ... v .
ARlsYOU- ENCUMBERED.' with debts' or
mortgages? They can all be . cleared oS in
case of death bj a Life Insurance Policy in the
ifttna Jjite insurance company.
DO YOU KNOW THAT NINETY--PER
CENT, of the' businessmen of this country fail
at least once during a period of twenty years.
DO YOT THINK that your chances of suc
cess are better than those of other men ?
DO YOU SINCERELY DESIRE to throw
every 'safe-guard around yonr Wife ! ud chil
dren to shield them against the. possibility of
future, want or suffering? .
If von are ttoor or in moderate circumstan
ces, or if you have a limited income, is it not
best to insure If you are rich, will it not be
wise? "Riches may 'take to themselves wirgS"
and fly a way. ' - . . r
DID YOU EVER know of any man's -jcstate
beins worse off - because he died uth a Food
Policr of Instance noon his life? v . 7 , -
TheMtna JLife Insurance
TEOBD CONNVr JVITH" f T
929,0(0,000 of Assets r-
Surplus of nearly
z'x-' r--i . $5,000,000,
.' a x AYim A.i "5 i.-r
P.l)ingj:Ability:of ..$1.10.. 1 to
'; x' every &t of Liability, " I
. hie after Death... ;. . . f
; C. C. CROW," Gen'l Agent,"
: V l -t &x'T Ealeighj- N. G. !1
Local agents wanted to whom lib
eral commissions AyillTje' paid";
oct 15-d3mo3-' V .w w w w
FIRST RATE ' TOBACCO x "AND
-UX' i - GRASS LAND. ' -:u?v
Apply to ' - A? F. ItlCE,
1 am bfferinfif until
entire stock of Clothing, Boots, '''Slibo?
and Gents' Furnishing Boods, .( .
A T GEEATL Y RED UOEL liplJcM
ALL-WOOL SUITS AT $8.00, WORTH $12.00.
" " 10.00, " 14.00:
" " " 12 50' 16.00 '
OVERCOATS AT 2!82' " '5.00 '
; . " . 5.00 ;7.00.,
A full line of Boots and Shoes for Ladies, Gents, Boys and Children
the best manufacture, j . .,,'.
I make a Specialty in fine Boots and Shoeb
As I am determined to make room for Spring goodsJiave marked ai 1
above goodd at very low prices. . .
I advise every one who wishes to purchase to call and gef my pricef :
before buying. .
RememBer, 1 sell the best Asheville made Woman's Kip Bals at $1.25.
Remember, I sell the beet Asheville made tap sole Kip Brogans at
5.1.0U. .ajso make .Boys' and Misses', Try one pair, and you will never
be without them. Very respectfullv.
Wholesale and Betail Druggist,
AND DEALER IN STATIONARY. , . . . "
PUBLIC SQUARE, TWO DOORS NORTH OF PENNIMAK tt Vi
ASHEYILLE, CV ' V;
WHISKIES, BRANDIES & WINES FOR MEDICINAL- PURP055L&'
ALWAYS en hand n lull and well-selected stock of DRUGS,' PAT
ENT . S! E D I ("' f N ES , j iPE RFUMERY, FANCY - GOODS, CIGARS; '
CHEW J St; rOliACCC), MINERAL WATERS, STATIONERY,
BRUSHES OF ALL KINDS, SPONGES, TRUSSES, and all the Med
icine manufactured by J. L. Lyons;' of New Orleans, whom I am sole
agentfor.. "", ,, :,
Xrive m an early call . ' . , . , ; , i -
B, J. . TAYLOR AMISS and F.
xyAJv-v. t-v k s wuvJl " JV11UO (I11U iiil TUU ITiDll gUUUS Hi1 lillClT
Sole manufacturer of Nelson's Kidney ' Cure and Nelson's
(Jure, and Lyon s Uough Syrup, Amiss' Fragrant "Land of the Sky'
nice, Leidy's Rheumatic Cure, Steven's Clean
jiouies, etc. . ,. - . .'.: :; :
Prescriptions filled at any hour of day or n,ght Night Bell or. ,;
right of door ; .. mal9-lv ' i i
WEST; CHILDS and STEVENS. ;,
S. B. WEST,
j of. .Asheville
L. L, CHILDS,
Offere tlieir eervine.s u the Tobacoo
Tennessee for the sale of- .
JL E A F T
To the fariners, we assert that we have
js business and most comfortable quarters for the farmer and his team. , ,.:,,! .
We carrv open fire insurance policies to protect our patrons airainat lamam bv ! ..;
accident or loss by fire, and we pledge
farmer's tnterest. -
To the buyers, we tender them a hearty
and kindness consistant with our nature.
To the public, 11 are earnestly invited, and "especially the fair ladies" to .itJ'
their appearance to greet our efforts with their bright smiles and kindly influence v'
- . - ,WEST, CIIII-.DS dc STEViarN.-1 - '
Asheville, N. CLOct, 6tb, 1885; .... jProprietorSi?''' :
Are orTerinjj their
Qa ttrms consistent with the exigencies of the fi
- ! X . nancial condition of our section.
Vjilil a I HI HHI'I 'HI II ICUII, i . :: i :
jy 20-1 m
to etui tiiut. oiii-'-friends and the farming pub
lic shalfat'coive the Inchest prices for their
TobaCCO; vr.vlv;- : ' V ' .'-:, ,
iOOnr house i." onveniently located, with every accommodation for bot'y '
man and Iwapi.tind bus the best of lights. :. . '..wV.'
Every mientioM jj;iyen to the farmer and to his tobacco, as we .shall rive
our persmiiil .-u j rvi.ion to every department of the bnsiness. . ' '
I Successor to Sritr.fNER & pCBERTSosil ...
Jewelry, Watcher, Clocks,
Diamonds, Fe-Glass, 8pe(;(
tacles, riateiiware, oojiu
COMPLETE L3 b:; ' ;
ALL KINDS REPAIRING DONE. EXAillXM
MY GOODS AND TRI'TS " '
., - . . '. !) .-1 ;
ONE DOOR SOUTH VANGILDER HRU V, ,
: ASIIEVILLE. N. C. : ' ' . ; ' '
j if. j ;t.
the 1st of Ma r0!i; ?UC
in PxoporfiQ: H :
. 2M. LEVY1
Mam street, Asheville, C-
L. JACOBS are1 with me. and wouhl
line ComDound for Cleanint :
Dr. J. M. STEVENS
;' :;!" ; Leicester! ,:
growers of West North Carft Hp and Jt!ai
i.e.' hi i ;-j;i-.i innitiut
O B A C O,
the best house in the United FtateB for
our best efforts to the protection ot the .
.. . - .. . ' -i.
welcome and will show all the conrteBles ' '
The Wheeler and Wilson e
MANUFACTURING CO.'S OFFICE, i m'':
.TIain Street, ANlievIIIe, X.
wis. by letter.'. Ik a . 4, i !
J. M. SMITH, J. WILEY NELSON, & CO.
- J,orierinf,.'eic., aaaress,
... t P. J?. VENABLE
Bl2-dawlm .-?rf ; 'j . ,r . - Principal,
sept 2-dlm Asheville, N. C. f
8-wtapril 1 '80.
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