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Four Years on Crutches.
for fifteen yei I wu afflicted with rheu: matiam.four jearaot which I waac-ompalMKl to fo on cratcon. Word r Inadequate to xprH th differing; I endured during thai tint. During these fifteen year or eiu tenoa (it waa not living), 1 triad every known remedy without receiving any benent. I anally began on Swift's Spec-tfle 18. 8. 8.), which from the Ant gave me relief, and to day I am enjoying the beet of health, and am well man: 1 candidly believe that s. 8. 8. ta the beat biood pur liter on the market to day. J. f. TAYLOR, Cuba, Ho. Treat Im on Blood and Skin TMaeaaee mail idfree.MWIFTSPBCiriC I'O., Atlanta Ge. ' octanriNtwIy PROFESSIONAL CAKDS. DENTIST.' A. S. Graham, D. D.S. Office Over J. H. Law'a ftturt, South Main atreet. Nltrona oxide or InuKhlnK ga.ndmlnl.tered for the pslnlee extraction of teeth. Oold and porcelain crowne attached to the natural roota of teeth, thua avoiding the uk of plate. All operatlona iiertalning to dentt.try akill fully performed. Prlcci rcaaonahleand aatla factioa guaranteed. fcb9 bTr. b7 f.ar rinVton. " office rnoma on ruttnn avenue, over the Clothing etore of C. D. Wanton (C- Co. kraldence corner of Woodfin and Locuat atreet. w, P. WH1TTINGTON, M. D., Tender hi iieuieMlonal service to the cltl- en of Aaheville und anrronndliig country. OfHce: 28 PATTON AVIiNt'K. Second Ploor Keeldrnce: 1NH Woorifln atreet. noaSO d3m Tho. p. DavumoN, THoa. A. JoNaa, Kalelgh. Jaa. G. Matik, Aaheville. Aaheville. JAVMlSON. MAKTIX Sr IONK8. Attorney and Counaellnr at l.nw. Aalirrfllr. N. C. vvm prtitiec In the 1 1 ih nml 13th Jarilvuil KH.lrirta, nrd in the Supreme Court f North Carolina, and In the IVdcrnl Court of the Wratern lll.trlct of North Carolina. Refer to llank ol' Aoli' vlllr. dtel r. n. cohb. I. n. MxaaiMON. jODB ft MKRKIMON, Attorney and Counftcllor at !.ar. 1'ractice In all the eotirta. Office: Nu. 7 and . Johnaton building. dtac r. w. (ON- ONBS BIIUPORI). oxu. a. (iirpoan. Attorney at La w, Aaheville, N. C. Practice In the gurjcrlnr Courta of Wcatcrn North Carolina, the Supreme Court nf the state, and tne renerai irnurt at Aitneviiie. Office in lohneton builillng, where one mem ber of the firm can always be found. dtnovtt A. TBNNBNT, Architect and Contractor. Plana, aiiedflcatlona and eatiniatea fur rtinhed. All work in my line contracted for. and no cbargea for drawlnga on contrncta awarded me. Keterrncee when desired. Office: No. Ill Hcnilry Block, North Court Square. Aaheville. N. C IrhlMdlv Q( H. DOUG LA 88, D. D. 8. DENTAL ROOMS, . NO. 24 SOUTH MAIN ST., Over Oraot Wlngert'a Drug 8tore. Keaidcnce, No. 9M llalley 8t. frliiodly It. H. RRBVKS, n.TI.S. ! II. K. SMITH, I). D.S. Dra. Reeves & Smltn. DKMTAL OFFICII ta Connally Building, over Redwood' Store, Patton Avenue. Tertn extracted without pain, with thenew ana-Mhetic, and all caeca of Irregularity cor rected, icbl.ld).' '. RAMSAY, D. D.S.. Dental OflQcc i In Barnard Building Kntrancra, Patton Avenue and Main Htrret. fetiilndlv rHI'R M. P1ULU, Graduate Optician, Main Street. All mechanical ocular defects of the eye cor rected. Hours for examination tt to la a. m., 3 to B p. m. .lull dtf MISCELLANEOIS. WM. R. PENNIMAN, PROPRIBTOK OP IKE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS, Aaheville, N. C. Ft O. Boas P, aiarlSdly (Jf?ADnELD'S R Frill ATOP t".eBUH jsook TO WOMAN yMnafa IMDFieiOREBUUTOHCO. ATLANTA BA. aata avail amaaajra, epatdftwly PRAES ASTRAL 1L7 ABSOLUTELY SAFE I PIRFECTLV ODERLESSI Burnt In any Ltmp without dinger of Exploding or liking tin. Sao that you gat tha gsniln. For Mia by BALTIMORE UNITED OIL CO., ,pdw,VHBV,LLBlKC- W )NTHLV ICaMtli lr tn. ouitmi bMt m v. ARLKT 0kH0tRwMf?tHmSwlLLli3ftirIn IIHMIKIRNH AND PLGAHIRE, To nllny pnim, subdue Itiflttmtnation, hcnl foul wires and ulcers, the moat prompt and satisfactory results tin- c iiuum i.jr uaiiiff v..v ..... ........... IIh I 1-1 M..I j.,ii,a Vnlrinii.f )il l-iiiitnfnt For sale by Knysur & Smith, druggists Love is light ; hnte dnrkneHS. "Tlie Merry Wives of WlndHor' cniild scnreelv have ulnvcd such InntiiKtii' tirnnka hud t'hev been subieettothemaiiv ilia an common nmonir the women of to-dnv. Dr. I'ierce's Favorite Frescrip tion is a legitimate mctltcine, cnreiuiiv cnmiiounilcil bv nn exiienenccti nua skiii fill physician, nntl nduplfd to wotnnn's iiencate organization, ii iui; vege table in its composition, und iwrlcctly harmless in its ellects in any condition of the svatcm. It cm cr all those weaknesses and ailmenta peculiar to women, nun it is the only medicine tor women, sold by tlrtici:ists,untlern positive guarantee from the manufacturers that it will give satis faction in every case, or money will lie refunded. This cunrnntee nns neen printed on the bottle-wrapper, and faith lully carried out for tnnny years. An inn-(tiest hunting a tavern, A Child Killed. Another child killed by the use of opi ntes uiven in the form of Soothing syrup, Whv mothers give their children such deadly Hiison is surprising when they can relieve mc eiuui ui hb ievuiinr nie bles bv uhiiil' Dr. Acker's Mnbv Soother, It contains no opium or moruhine. Sold nyj. s. tirunt. A Poll-tax money invested on wigs. Hnrlrln'M ArnlciS StAlVS!. IIIC UCVl WllfC 111 HIC "'' ' bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, fever sores, tetter, clmpiieci iiniuis, cnnoiu'ns, corns, and all skin eruptions, and Hisi- livviy cuive imicv, ui iiu is iTtinrxiiiteed to cive nerfect satisfaction or money refunded. Price 25 rents ci Imx. For sale bv Knysorft Smith, daw A character of great breadth Fnl. stuffs. 8!,F.Eri,KSS NIGHTS, mndemiscrable bv that terrible cough. Shiloh's Cure is the remedy for von. CATARRH CURED, health and swtet breath secured, bv Shiloh'i Catarrh Remedy. Price 50 cents. Nasal Injector free by T. C. Smith & Co. Cradle and coffin are the bonds that en close the world. If you have a painful sense nf fatigue. hnil your duties irksome, tnKe ur.j. it McLean's Sarsapnrtlla, It will brace you up, make you sinmu and vigorous. I' or sale liy Kaysor ec aimtli, druggists. Do officers who retire from the army fall back on their own dignity? If you have the bronchitis, you often are Hoarse, tour throat s raw ami smarting; you re hacking, nl course: A id if you're not careful, the first thing vnu know. Your lungs are attakecd, and disease lays you low. Ily using Dr. I'ierce's Golden Medical Discovery, bronchial nffect iohs and all kindred complaints enn be cured, but if neglected, thev alien terminate in con sumption. It is guaranteed to cure in all diseases for which it is recommended, or money refunded. It is with characters as it is with coats belter a bad one than none at all, Cllvc (be Cttlldreu a Cttanvs. There is something radically wrong with the health of a child when it seems listless, has iinor or no apiietite, eve , ..i. .1 i. - i -i. i auilKCll nnu will! tiara bkhi ucucatn. in most cases showing these symptoms the chiltl has worms, and all that it needs is some sim pie remedy, such as Hart's Worm Cream, to expel tlie worms, and the child will soon be in perfect health again. Pa rents, try it and let your little ones have a Imrcliancc lor inc. Unfortunate are those who have just enough sense to realize their own lully. If you suffer Irom any uflivtion caused bv impure blood, such as scrofula, salt rheum, sores, boils, pimples, tetter, ring worm, take Dr. J. It. McLean's Sarsapa rilla. For sale by Kaysor & Smith, drug gists. The Improved Order of Red Men In dians ordering lager hcer rather than whiskey. For lame back, sitle orchest, use Shiloh's Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. SHILOH'S COUGH and Consumption Cure is sold by us on a guarantee. It curesConsumplion. The man who defied nnyliotly to pick his pocket hadn't anything in his pocket to pick. We Can mid no Guarantee Dr. Acker's Illootl Klixir, for it has been fully tlcmonstn lcd tothcjK'O ple ul this country that it i- siicrior to all other prepnra'tiuns for blood diseases. It isn positive cure for syphilitic poison ing. Ulcers, Eruptions und Pimples. It purifies the whole system and thoroughly miihls nn the constitution, For sale by J. S. Grant. Who savsthcre are nn icople of ton in the West? Up in Illinois there is a town that is Al ton. A Had ttpcll. A merchant's clerk wrote n check lor forty dollars, and cllcd the numerical adjective "fo-u-r-t-y." His employer directed his attention to the error, with the remark, "you seem to have a had spell this morning," to which the clerk replied, "sure enough; I've left out the 'g-h'"! Let us huic the clerk will still lurthrr amend his orthography, mean while, il any sutler irom u "Had sRil ol headache, superinduced by constipation, ask your druggist for Dr. Pierce's Pleas ant! Purgative Pellets. Hntirclv vegetable, mild, prompt and effective, and a most efficient remedy for derangements of the liver, stomach and Dowels. Tl.- Jt..L,,.MnM u.lt. ....... kilt 1 lie vi v j vi, i n, in ,i"i " " v, ii " most scathing sermon against the cor runiiiina nf mimic innl government, never goes to the polls to vote, The Flratt atep. Perhaps you are run down, can't rat, can't sleep, can't think, can't do any thing to your satisfaction, and you won der what ails you. You should heed the warning, you ore taking tne nrst step into Nervous Prostration. You neetl n Nerve Tonic and in Klcclric Hitters you will find the exact remedy for restoring your nervous system to its normal, lieallhv condition. Surprising results follow the use of this great Nerve Tonic nntl Alterative. Your appetite returns, good digestion is restored, nntl the Liver and Kitluevs resume healthy action, Trv a bottle. Price (SUc. nt Rnysurft Smith's urug more. Where Ii there a urentcr sntire unon man than In game of chess, where the queen has tn do nil the work and the king is tne one to be protected? When you are constituted, hnve head. ache, orlossof appetite, take I)r. j. 11. McLenn'i Liver and Kidney Pillrts; they are plensnnt to take and will cure you. L l I... ...... r. a i.l. tt rvi Bine ujr rwiyaur OS onum, LrugglBl, You cannot accomplish any work or business unless vou feel weel. If you feel used tin tired out take Dr. I. H, Mc Lean's Sarsaparilla. It will give you health, strength and vitality. For sale by Kaysor & Smith, druggists. Mrs. Hloodgood What! not nn open fireplace ror n stove in the house? How tines your tatner warm ms suppers, Willie? Willie (ruefully) Warms 'em on me, ma am. Im Life worth Living? Not if you go through the world a dys peptic. Dr. Ackers Uysiicpsia in Diets are a positive cure for the worst forms ol UvHiK'pswi, Indigestion, l-lnttilcncy ana Consumption. Guaranteed and for sule by J, S. Grant. There are only ten soldiers in the nrinv of the Prince of Monaco. Guod chauce for u weekly review. SHILOH'S VITALIZKR is what vou need for Constipation, Loss of Apatite Dizziness, und nil symptoniBof Dyspepsia I'nce Hi nntl 7o cents per Dottle. CROUP. WHOOPING COUGH nntl llronchitis immediately relieved by Shiloh s Cure. Phipiinn mniirne the ileurh nf nn util citizen, Hussau A. Hopkins. Of course it Hassan A. Hopkins ii lie is ticuq.. The New RlHcovery. You have heard your friends and neigh' Dors talking about it. You may yourself ue one oi me many who Know irom icr sonul experience just how good a thing it is. If you have ever tried it, vou arc of its staunch mends, because the wonder- lul thing about it is, that when once giv en n trial, Dr, King's New Discovery ever alter holds a place in the house. II you hnve never used it and should be afflicted with a cough, cold or any Throat, Lung or Chest trouble, secure a bottle at once and give it a fair trial. It is guaranteed every tune, or money relunded. Tnul Dottles tree at Kaysor ac Minu s dmg store. A Haltimore clergyman preached on the subject ; Why was Lazarus a beggar? remaps Lazarus aidn t advertise. THAT HACKING COUGH can Ik so quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. Wc guarantee it. WILL Yuu M't-l-lvK wit Ii nvsiiepsia and Liver Complaint r aluloh s V italizer is guaranteed to cure you. No use of n man's saying he can't find work. Harvesting is going on in some part of the world every mouth in the year. A Out lo Youraelf. It is surprising that people will use a common, ortiiuarv inn when tacv can cure a valuable F.nglish one for the same money. Dr. Ackers knglish pills arc a iiisitive cure for sick-hcatlachc nntl all ivcr troubles. They nre small, sweet. easily tuken, nntl do not grille. For sale uyj. a. oraui. It reallv seem as though you could sell almost anything to an English Syn dicate now. An li. S. has bought Fore- puugh s circuis. Can't Bleep Nights) Is the complaint of thousands suffering Irom Asthma, Consumption, Coughs.etc Ditl vou ever trv Dr. Acker's English Remedy? It is the best preparation known lor uil Lung irounies. Mini on positive gunruntcc at V3c. und SUc. by J. S. Urnnt. A Lecture bureau wants to engage Thomas liailcy Aldrich tn make a tour through the country reading Ins latest ami long' st poem, Wvndhnm Towers. Hut would these Wvndham tours succeed in raising the wind? New dress goods arriving daily, latest styles at Wlntlock s- A miser explained as follows why he give nothing to chnritv: The right hand should not let the left hand know what it gives, eh? Very well. I will not en. courage mv right hand in such selfish and egotistic charity. I shall give nothing, LEMON F.1.IXIK. Its Wonderful Effect on Ihe I.lver, cttoiitach. nowelH Kidney and Blood. Dr. Mozley's Lemon Elixir isn pleasant lemon drink thnt positively cures all Bil lousness. Constipntion, Indigestion. Headache, Malaria. Kidnev Disease. Diz ziness, Colds. Loss of Appetite, Fevers, Chills, Blotches, Pimples, Pain in back. rnipilntinn ol Heart and nil other dis eases caused by disordered liver, stomach and kidneys, the first great cause of all fatal disease. Fifty cents and nne dol lar per liottle. Sold by druggists. Pre pared only bv II. .Moiley, M. v., Atlnn ta, Gn. Lcnie Hoi DropM, For coughs and colds, take Lemon Hot Drops. ror sore throat and llronchitis, tnke Lemon Hot Drops. For pneumonia and luryngeitis, take Lemon Hot Drops. ror consumption and cntnrrli. take Lemon Hot Drops. ror nil throat und lung diseases, take Lemon Hot Drops. An rlrgnnt and reliable preparation. Sold by druggists. 25 cents per bottle. Prtpnrcd by II. Muzlcy, M, D., Atlanta. Gn. OK 13 BNJOVS Roth tlie nictlioil ami results when Syrup of Figs is taken; it is pleasant and refreshing tn the taste, ami acts vetitl y yet promptly on the Kidneys, uiver nml Dowels, cleanses the sys tem elTectiinlly, dispels colds, head- aches ami fevers and cures habitual constipation. Byrnp of Fips ii the only remedy ot lis kintl ever pro duced, pleasing to the tnste and ac ceptable to the slonint'h, prompt lu Its action ami truly Ivenelicml lu Its ellects, prepared only from tlie most healthy anil agivenhle substances, its many excellent qualities commend It to all ami have made it the most popular remedy known. Syrup of Figs is for sale in 60c and II bottles Ivy all leading drug gists. Any reliable druggist who may not hnve it on hand will pro cure it promptly for any nne who wishes to try it. Do uo'. accept any substitute. CALIFORNIA FIO SYRUP CO. 'V FRANCISCO, CH, louis vim, nr. Nt rcwr, .r 1 The l aat Rail ltld. Wilmington Mrss-nser. The Messenger's Fayetteville corres. Jinndent telegraphed yesterday as fol ows: "The last spike in the new railroad was driven this morning by Major Duncan O'Hnnlon, who drove the first oneforthe Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley away hack in the fifties. A Inrge crowd wit nessed this interesting event which links the east and west in iron bonds. The first freight train Irom this city will go out in the morning to Wilmington. 1'tiy ettrville greets her sister city." The completion of the line lwt ween Wil mington and Fnyettcville now gives the mic i-ear ana Yiidkin v alley railway 326 miles of roacjway und gives Wilming ton close commercial relations with nineteen counties embracing 12,750 square miles of territory and sustaining a population of 363.572. The territory thus made adjacent to Wilmington stretches to the base of the Blue Ridge, and in a word, possesses boundless re sources in the wny of mineral, agricul ture, water power, etc. Special bargains In week ut Whitlock's. dry goods this The Old Kentucky Creed. Prom the Louisville Poat. Corn bread when I'm nungry, Whiskey when I'm dry, Greenhneks when I'm hard up. Heaven when I die Fruit of Loom, New York mills. Pride of the West and other brands of cotton cheaper than elsewhere nt Whitlock's. Marlon Free Lance: Died suddenly, while apparently nslccn. at the res ilience ot his niece, Mrs. Col. Nenl, on Wednesday morning January 2!, 1X0(1. Dr. George Gordon McCov. in the 75th year of his age. Nothing Succeed LIKE SUCCESS, The irwinn HA DA MB MICKOKH KIU.IvN In the inuit womlerful men Iclnc, ti hrenuHc It hnn never rnlk'd in nv in- tnnec. no tnnttcr whnt the dlncn nv, Irom l,HR. HI IHV to the tnn viit dines ne known totheliu- mnn aytftrm. The ctentfAc men of to-ciny claim ami prove that every dim VHNC IB Caused by Mlcrobea, RADAM'S MICROBE KILLERzz Itxterm'tinteii the Microhm find drive them out oi tni' nyntem. nnd when thnt in dime you cannot nve nn nehe or nain. No mnt- ter Whllt the dlfteafte. whether n Nlttinle enr ih niiiiunn rrver or a comiunution ul m-etim.-, we cure them nil nt the nnmc time, an we i reai an amense constitutionally. isthttm, Consumption, Ciiturth, Itron chilis, h'hcttmiuisin, K'itlney ami Liver iHscnse, Linus nml fever, remnic Troubles, m all its turms. and, in fact every Disease ktunvn to the Human System. BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT IMITATIONS. Rre thnt onr Trade-Mark (name above) appears on each jug- Penri for book "H tutor v ul the Mlcrnlte Killer," Klven away by J. 8. (JRANT, Ph. oM Bole Afrent, A-hcville, N. C. nov17 dly tu Iri iud W. 0. WOLFE. Over 300 act of the most beautiful Monuments and ToinbtUoticH juat received, from the cheapest Toinlmtnne to handaome Monumenta. I have inntle a (treat reduction In prtcra, and It will pay you to come and look at my stork, whether you buy or not. Warcroom Wolfe lluildinit. Court Square. TAYLOR, BOUIS & BROTHERTON, PRACTICAL Plumbers & Tinners. Pl.tlMDINO, STHAM AND OAS PITTINO, TIN AND HL.ATK KOOI'INC. Furnaces) and Heaters). Jobbing Promptly t t Attended to. No. 4J Patton Avenue, Opera House Building. Iniriodxtwi v TEN POUNDS TWO WEEKS THINK OF IT! A' F!iah PrsJueor thers can bo a question bat that SCOTT'S EClLSIOn Of Pure Cod Liver Oil and Hypophosphlles Of Lime and Soda is without a rival. Manr havo CONSUMPTION, 8CR0FUL., iSONCHIT'S, C0U0HI AND COLDS, AND ALL FORMS OF WA8TIN0 DIS EASES. AS i'dl.ATABI.K A3 Mil. K. Jiraura mm el MMnuiM mUitnart puortfiMifiifJoii. noviariSiwlv tu thu aat O. F. IIAGEMAN, BROKER, Correapondent Doran & Wrlfflit Co., Ltd., 10 Wall Ht., New York. HTtlCKH, GRAIN, TRKVIHIONH, I'BTRd LKl'M AND COTTON. Private wit to Near York and Chliaxo. Contlnuoua quotation., actual delivery guaranteed, Room S and 4, No. 11 Patton Avenue. 'anl d THE ACTOR'3 CHILD. Amid tni autumn' tven fflow, WhHn tmnlMiumH KamlMtled to und fro, A nii'i'rv Kniiiir uhiUlrunKay Wbllixl the liouru Id pluy awayt One ynurw ukuIh. In lnyniw aita, Hut kith unil kin. and mother' Mmlllng, 8eklnf to turu luiek uIiIIiIImhkI'm wk With lauKbUr aufl and null uuKUiluig. One lap of gold outHhnne tht rm BtmakMl purplx rmin thi'Kllmlnu weat The bmlH and bututrtlliv tbut flow, UnhodiHl (il the wnlklu blue; Whlltf o'er Hit) merry aeeue lieyond Oaziil tank nf a ralr ti'iuler innthir, Soul wrain. In liitf ' mil u lninK lund, A aeh who mullet ebuaud the ullicr. "I'll take ray forfeit." cried a one "From you. Qimen Jlniiliio duu't you nml" A ltHi. a lureh. a HquiwA a kin. ICnuid the price of tiuppy bllna. Thin e waa a pauwi. "Ni'xt ' hn'. tho Qoitr" uauit rroin u dumi vnlceH rlntfln, Aa one whnwi llaxeu Uod. pfrplfxed, Aloof. In tardlneHi, auumiid elinKliitf. "Come oow, no Ulllug. air, bo awlft t The- prlxe Ih ynurH, an tuk the Kdtl" Hn nnillel fur anitwer, and. aH bold, Bprang Hi't into tlie lap of golds Tbi puckerwi llpaof mliy nnl. In chihlliib glue of gructf the neateat A uiotneut travemL theu tbey auid: "I'll Ita my inanuiui. Hbe'ti de KM'itit I" Hanros 11 UuMinfdU in Tbo UipHir. Bnula'e Oreat Novnllat. Count Tolstoi is u iiiun of GO, with iron gray liuir, Kunliurni'tl counto nunoe. plentiful I v furnislicd with gray benrd and nuistaclic. His Imir s nui'tcd down the middle and i t hick ond full. His lirow, furruu-ud with the plowshare of thoiiL'ht. is brruitl and massive; his eyes, mini 1 1 und piercing, clcum out Ihmip.'Mi bnnhy bi-ows. His noso, largo unci pitinii lieiit. has full and o.Ni)ifssiv iitistriU. Tho features are so sIidiil'Iv murked that oiico seen they cannot soon lie forgotten. Ho is inther iilmvo the avemgo height, unci his throest'ore veare have, not bowed his statin v. lint no is no longer us i-obust us ho wan. ne looks somewhat shrunken und worn, us if time and the ever burning lire within wcro niukini; inroiids on what was oncou stout und sUtlwurt rtinii. Count Tolstoidresf.es nut it Iti nioujik, but not as a count. Ho weal's a course, durlc blouse, buttoned up tho breast aud fastened round tho waist with a leathern giitllu. Collars, cull's und such fripH-ry he eschews. His trou sors arc as those of other men. On his bead bo wears a doft, weather beaten brimlcsH hut, and whenever he walks abroad he carries a stout sUtll'. The costume- of tl.o disciple is lil;o to thut of his master. Simplicity in dress is a distinctive notour tho'Tol stoiun gosHil one among the many points in which it resembles tho Quakers. Cor. Louisville Cuuriur Jouruul. Editor Chlldi' Wedding rrrM-nt. Every week or ol'tener during the wedding season the uniioiinccnicnl is found tucked on to thu end of n nmr riage notice: "Among the wedding presents was a beautiful silver service from Oeorgo W. Clulds;" ir Hrhus itnmyrcud: "The many inrst ills in cluded a clock und mantel oi'IiuuiimIs from Mr. Childs." l ew liesides him self and the bookkeepers in largo jew elry emporiums know just how many wedding presents Mr. C'lii.'ds mukes its the course of a year, but it certainly runs into the hundreds and involve an outlay running fur into tho thou sands. It is by no means conllncd to Philadelphia, but takes in brides till over tho country. Almost every one with the slightest cluim to acquaint ance sends Mr. Childs u wedding invi tation, though, of course, he h:.s lo draw tho liuo in sending presents. The number of clocks ho has given away in ten or twenty years must be enormous. A lady who has been nun ried a dozen join's or moro gave u tea last winter und incidentally a late bride admired her parlor clock. "Yes," sho said, "a present from Mr. Childs when 1 was Married." "Why, he gave mo a clock, too," said the bride of a week, and with that there was a chorus of "and I," "and I," until it transpired that ton Childs bridal clocks were represented in thut little social gathering. Philadelphia Times. A mind liny Power. There is a totally blind young man in Pino Orove, ICsmcraldu county, who has uctuired owers thut in a measure compcuKuto him for his mis fortune. Pino Orove is situated in a deep und narrow canyon, surrounded by high mountains, mid there is not a lundniurk within a radius of ten miles that, if required to do so, lliis young man could not walk up to. He works in the mines as pick boy anil general roustabout und at times runs u cur. In that section every ouo is more or less familiar with tho workings of tho mines nnd knows thut I here are many crosscuts, inclines, ele., in every mine. The blind boy, if orderetl to any por tion oi tuo mines to secure nny tool, will accomplish tne errand in us satis factory a manner us would any of his Icllow workers with it li'Mitcd candlo and good sight to aid them. From tho center of the town to tho house whero most of tho men lodge it is quite a long distance, aud on dark incuts mis votiiiir man, deprived iy a seomingly hard providence of so givat a blessing as sight, is depended ugiou to guide the men surely liome, wlueu ho docs, notwithstanding that on each sido of tho narrow trail there are many prospect holes and old cellars. Es meralda (Nov.) News. Nona Claimed It, An enviable quieknesi of repartee was shown by u rroucn actor when the head of u goose was thrown upon tho stago. Advancing to tho foot lights, lie uiid i "Gentlemen, if any ono among you litis lost ins lieuu 1 lmll he clad to restore it ut the con clusion ol tho piece." Chicago Jour nal. It is tho opinion of Tho Rochester Rxni-css thut "after a ciiininuiiitv tars aud feathers a man and puts a railroad time tuiiiti in ins nana, it is tne iicitrm of impoliteness for him to linger longer in thu town." It Ih all verv well to nnv ns vnu iro. but if you huve no buggugc tfie hotel proprietor vou Id rather you would iay wheu you arrive. Pittsburg Chrou iclo. Mtie Wan Coinplvlel Cured. A dmiL'liler of mv customer milleretl from nippu'sscd menstruation, and her health Wfiimminli'iclv wrerkeil. At mv iiwestioii alie lined line liottle of llrnti- field s heinnlc Kt'Kiilutor, which cured her, . V. Williams, Water Vallev, Miss, Write The Hruillield Kcir. Co.. Atlanta. On., for particulars. Sold hv nil drtm- gmts. The Kitilit Rev. lohii Shiinlev. the new Roman Catholic Iliidmool'Nnrtli Dakota. is Imviinr a railroad ear built in which to make hi episcopal visitations, so scarce are spare hetla and accommoda tions lor straniier in Ins dineesc. White fftiod. iniiiieiiai naaortineiii nt WliitlocVs. MISCELLAE0CS. AIKEN. The Popular Winter Resort for Health and Pleasure. ON TUB 81'MMIT OK THE Hill Region nf South Plucy Sand Aikt'ii possesses tho tlricst clinuite of any place in the nited States excent lioints of urent nltittidfi in th Rookv Mountains. The wonderfully OBii It of the combined innuenee of its elevation above the suiTouiidiiitf country (being 400 feet higher than Augusta, 17 miles distant, and 5(55 feet above sea level) a perfect natural drainage in every direction the absence in the vi cinity of nnv strenin or Iniire bodv of water nnd the nnr. ous nature of tlie soil. The town'is surrounded by a dense growth of pine woods, through which, there being but few tasTirWIU 1 11 1 1 II inulHI 1 t klj til I'll i ..illci Ktiiron l.in.l m a.ah n iiiuuiiii hi fM-iinf nit. lirectllilK Tho nrimhitinn i . . . i-.-.-H.-.t-au.. .., the prettiest anil pleasantest HIGHLAND 4 ail- Ilavjngaccontniodationsfor every respict. Itoonis large gas ami heated by means of ...Ki:n 1:4-: a-.. mum- iiiwinn in iitiuiiiuii io urepuicus tuiu ine nuns are leated bysteuni. The sanitary arrangements nre nbsolutel.v perfect. The water, which is clear iih crystal, is pumped from two large springs on the grounds. That used for drinking purposes is brought to the hotel in porcelain lined pails. The table, with which the greatest pains tire taken, is supplied with milk front our own dairy, stocked with Holsteiu-Friesian cattle. Amusements are provided Ladies' Milliard Room, Itowliiig Alley. Tennis Courts, etc. An excellent orchestra is in Livery stable connected trained saddle horses are made a specialty. For circular and terms address II. P. CHATFIELD, Proprietor. To reach Aiken from Asheville tune, 12 hours route via Spartanburg, Columbia Asheville '.).J. a. in., arrive Teliia MACK, STABLER & CO. -MA.M'FACTl'KRKSOP- PERFECT FITTING FINE CLOTHING 109 & in Wettt Third 8t., Cincinnati. For Sale by all Leading Clo'hlcrs. Jnni dam AhIicvIIIc,. N. C. P . A. DEM ENS, ! ManuifU'turrr and Denier LUSI11ER, Door, NhhIi, BlIntlH, MouldiiiKsi, Stalrworfc, Itlantels), Bank nnd liar I IxturcH, and all Hard Wood Lumber 1NIV 1 til V Tvlvplionc TRYON HOTEL J Climate uneiimlitl fur TIIHOAT ANI iylllelll.ru MIlKlli Mlll'NTAINH. PI' HIJ DRV A IK. I'ur eii'ulftiN nildrenH COX & THE AVINYAH HOUSE, CtirtuT llenril nml I'ine streets, Conip I'll t ton, ASHEVILLE, N. I L'mitliK'tetl its n S.'iiiitnriiiin fur invtiliils utTfriiiKfrom tliscnsea nl ilie Inn).' unit ilinuit. nml untler tlie clinrgc til' Dr. Ktirl von Knelt. Cnniliieteil iiinn tlie most iiiirnvetl iiliina vndiirM'tl hy tlie Icntlini; ineitiliem til the nieilieiil priiieaKiiiti. I'erleet npHiiitiiienU in every (li'iiirtineiit. I'tr partieultir uililrcas KAKL VON Rl'CK, n. 8., M. D. Pr. vim Ktiek's city nlPiee: No, 00 I'nttnn avenue. KonnisNns. 1, 1! nntl ;i, tip stnirs, (llliee Hours: II to 1 o'clock. I'rncticc limited to tliaeiiKe ol' the luiifis nntl tlirotit. THE"HICKORY INN." HICKORY, N. C. Lleelrie Liytlits, litis. Hot ami Cold Water Iltttlis nnd Toilets on inch floor. Cuisine nntl Appointments unstirpnasetl. FRANK LOrCillRAN, Proprietor. BUGGIES, CARRIAGES, BLACKSMITHINQ, To the eltln-na of A.hevlllc ami vlelnlt.v 1 w-ottlil loliminiee thnt nt inv ahoim nnCiill Ke Mtreet. next to Wunilliur.v'a .Inlili'., I niti hrl Irr prepiireil Ihnil ever In dn work In my hue. Wniton", ItiiL'itlv. mid Carrlnuea ninmil'm't urtd. KeimlriiiK nnd 1inrm--NhiieliiK nre t'lnltleH, nnd irN-et nnll.tnctltin utinrnntvi-d. My woikineii nre rKiH-rlenevd nnd tiklllhilnnd mv i-hnrKea tire ilHMlerntv, ilMvll.'ld II, llt'KNHTTK. CAROLINA HOUSE, ASIIKVII.LU, N, C. W. A. James), Jr., Prop'r. Kooma Kcfltted. New Furniture. Clnod Table. Term Keaaouublt. Jnn7 dim Carolina. dry. duto ntmosDhere is the twi iin uiiu ui i r-(s irtiu ill cvcl j 9 T(M niul tho tiwn iu nno nf aniuifv t 11 U WalU V in the entire South. PARK HOTEL, 300 guests, is first-cluss in nnd comfortable. Lighted by open wood fireplaces. The i i a ii in the wavof Billiard Room. attendance. with the house, in which and (!raniteville. Leaving Aiken sAo p. m. dllmo Near Passenger Depot. In all kind of pKued klndtt of HuildinK Material. Work a Specialty. No. 6. TRYON CITY, N. G. 1.1'Nll TROl'UI.K. We are aurrouodrd MALARIA I'NKNOWN. WILSON, Propria. FURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT. That new and drilralile houw, until recently oeeupled by Mr, Tenncnt, on Clnyton atreet, and well ftinilahed, will be rented on Reasonable Terms, Tn an early Applicant. Addreaa JKNKS A JENKS, Keal B.tntr and In.uranc Broken, JauS dU at Pattoa At., AantrUhi.