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Four Tears on Crutches.
Tnr ansa nm I waa afflicted with rheu. matiam.four yearaof which I waa compelled to fo ob crutches. Wordt are Inadequate to eipreea the aufferlng-I endured during that tim. During the flftacn years or eale tone (it m not living), I triad avery known remedy without receiving tnr benefit. 1 Anally besren on Swift's Spec! no (8. 8. 8.), which from the first gave mo relief, and to day I am enjoying the bent of health, and am a well manT I candidly believe that 8. 8. 8. Is the host biood purlneron the market to day. J, t. TaVLOH, Cuba, Mo. Treatise on Blood and Skla Diseases mail l (re. kWUTSPKOiriC CO., Atlanta 0 octSAdfewly PROFESSIONAL CARDS. DENTIST. A. S. Graham. D. D. S. Office 0r J. H, Lnw'i Store, South Main tree.. Ttitrona oxide or lauRhlnff gat Administered for the painless extraction of teeth. Gold and porcelain crowns attached to the natural roots of teeth, thus avoiding the use of plates. AH operations pertaining to dentistry skttl- ftdtjr performed. Prices reasonable and satis faction guaranteed. fcb3 Office room on Fotton avenue, over the elothlnir store of C. n. Nlantnn tk Co. Residence corner of Woodfin and Locust streets. P. WHITTINGTON, M. D., Tenders his professional services to the cltl sens of Ashevllle und surrounding country. Office: 3ft PATTON AVRNm, Second Floor Residence: 18R Woodfin street. nx20 d3m Thko. P. Davidson, Time. A. Jokhs, Raleigh. Jas. O. Maktin, Aalicville. Ashevllle. JAVIDSON. MARTIN te JONBft. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, Aehirille. X. C. III prullce In the 1 1th mid 13th Judicial uistrii-te. itpd in the Kunremc Court ol North Carolina, and in the I'cilernl Courts of the Western District or.Niirlh Carolina. Kcfer to Hank of Ashevllle. dtsel T. II. COn. I. O. MKNMMON. OBB ft MliRRIMOK. Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Practice in nil the courts. Other: Nos. 7 and 8, Johnston building;. dtvt w. w. ionxs. VONK8 ft RIIUPORD. oo. a. SMi'rogn. Attorneys at Law, Ashevllle. N. C. frames in the Superior Courts of Western forth Carolinn, the Supreme Court of the State, and the Federal Courts at AMhcvillc. Office In Johnston building, where one mem ber of the Arm ean always be found, dtnovll J A. TBNNBNT. Architect and Contractor. I'lan. specifications and estimates fur niohed. All work in my line contracted for, and no chargee for drawings on contract awarded me. wear rences wnen aesirea. Office: No. 13 Hendry Block, North Court luarr. Ashevllle, N. C fclittlillv l 11. DOUGLASS. D. D. 8. CENTAL ROOMS, . NO. 24 SOUTH MAIN ST., Over Grant Wlnaert's Drug Store. Residence. No. M Bailey St. felilodty S. n. RBBVRt, D.D.8. H. K. IUITII, D. D.8. Drs. Rcctci & Smith. DF.NTAL rMCX OFPICK la Coaoally Bulldlag, over Redwood's Store, I'aiion A venue Teetb eitrartrd without pain, with the amesthetic, and all casee of irregularity cor- reeled. Kbl3U17 . RAMSAY, D. U.S.. Deutal Office I In Barnard Ballillng Kn trances, 1'atton Avenue and Main Street, feimndlv RTHl'R y. Flu Lb, Graduate Optician, Main Street. All mechanical ocular defects of the eye cor-rei-itd. Hour fur eiamlnatmn 0 to 13 a. m., 3 to 8 p. m. Jul" dtf MISCELLANEOUS. WM. R. PENNIMAN, PROPRIBTOR or THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS, Astievlllc, N. C. I. O. Boa P. marlSdly tJADFIELDS FEMALE. RrniitATnp If kKPLant w.i ii ii tftlAT OKNtrlBU!llRmWUKkV0UU jsook TO' WOMAN'wm iMMLOKBUUTWCO. MWWTABA. tagymi astesajna, epadwly Fratts ASTRAL ABSOLUTELY SAFE I PBRFECTLV ODERLEISI Burn In any lamp without dngr of Exploding or taking Or. Sea tint you gat tho gtnulno. For lalo by BALTIMORE UNITED OIL CO., ARHBVtLLB, M. C. sp dfcwly &2 HI K HUHIMBBH AMD PLKA8VRE, To nlliiy pains, subdue inflammation, heal foul sores nnd ulcers, the most prompt unci satisfactory results are ob tained ny iisinR mm oin rcnnuic rcnicn llr. I. H. McLean's. Volennii-Oil Liniment For sale by Raysor & Smith, drugjjists. Hell Well, Mr. Edison, what startling tiling are you at work on now? Edison. An electricul expert thnt Itnnws sometliing about electricity. Hill. Wonderlul! You are indeed a wiunrd. What's the sense in saying thntcntnrrh ennnot be cured when Dr. Sage's Calarrh Remedy is so sure and positively certiim that the proprietors offer $500 reward fur o case of catarrh which they cannot xnn.. A full iiiiit of the medicine is made liv tlissolving one fifty cent package of .. i v. , c.i.i i... ,i...n..;Bt tne powucr in wuicr. oum uj u, SO cenU. Mr. John Wnnntnaker sat in the corner Willi U U1K pjHIICUl pit. Mo not in 914.00.000 nt a clil). Anrlflrpwouta Postmaster Genernlship, And sahl : "I'm a nice specimen of a Sun day-school Sueriiiicnacnt, am i if AChlld Killed. A.,,.. 1,il,l liillnl hv the use of oi)i- ...... in tin. i'nrm III' SoO tllillL' SVrUI). Whv motners give ineir cmuirrn aucn ..11., iinleun i. aiirnrisitlO' when tllCV .i i.:i.i n.w...!:. .rn. can relieve iiic ciiiiii i n pv., I.lu 1.. ..aln.. lie Xt'irfr Hlllw KoOtlier, It contains no opium or morpiunc. sm" ny j, b. uruni. niri pUnrl i iini.vnn.tcd arrivull. And so this is your aaugmcr vuihiuk-uui ')fln..:Mni Vf..tiM.. .Wa. nnd if Ilindn i i uvukui . " , -- - ; put mv veto on those dressmakers, she would have been out a gooa aeni luriucr tnan sue is. nucklen'a) Arnica Halve. Tl. lu.a inlw. in til WOrlfl for CUtS. !...: birM nlc.fa anlt rlieuin. lever sores, tetter, ehupied hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruptions, nnd si tivelv cures piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents tier hnx. l-orsulf liv Knysorotoniun. u i.-.t.! .i.:. i:r. :a - - lu.,...,,! ,i it Afiliuiig in unit iiic m ii" mm""'"" apienr in anui'iiinmin, i.-., which is infinitely more beuutifuland per- icti. SI RKPIKSS Nir.HTS. made miserable by that terrible cough, Shiloh's Cure is tne remetiv mr vou. CATARRH CURED, health and sweet breath secured, by Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy. Trice 50 cents. Nasal Injector free by T. C. Smith & Co. The man who loses is never accused of not playing fair. If ...... Iinv n t.ninfid VMV nf flltiime. find your duties irksome, take Dr.. H. Hf..l U..M'. Camitnunlln It will lirillWIIU lllVIAllll auuiniflii ..... up, make vot. stronu and vigorous. For ...1. I... U.r..a..J!, C..:il. i.trtriufa ItlC IIT o.'l vjii...... u. A horse chestnut "I've got a sure tip fur you on the next race." Female Beauty. It is a fortunate thine that all men do not have the same taste in female beauty, for otherwise they would all fall in love with the same woman, which would be awkward. Although the preference of men lor ainereni style oi ionn nun icu ture vary greatly it is undoubtedly a fact that an apiearniice indicative of health is pleasing to nil alike. A woman mnv lie without regular features yet, il hca'lthv. she will be Ixrautiful to some one and plensing to all. A sallow com plexion, a nun eye, a system uemmatea I iv unnatural lim.-hnrin.-s. in short, all the ills attendant Uxin the irregularities and "weaknesses peculiar to tne sex, can tie banished hv the use of Dr. Pierce's Favo rite I'rescn'ption. Ask your druggist. Tl. .......1,1 Ml.lnnt Iftrilia tn si the kind of tracks vou left behind, provided you get there. Olve ttae children a Chance. There is something radically wrong with the health of a child when it seems listless, has Door or no appetite, eyes sunken and with dark skin beneath. In most ensr sliowinu these symptoms the child has worms, and all that it needs is some simple remedy, such ns Mart sYVorm Cream, to expel the worms, and the child will soon be in perfect health again. Fa rents, try it and let your little ones have n fair chance for life. The coat seems to have achieved the distinction of being the beud worker of the animal kingdom. If vou suffer from any affection cnused by impure blood, such as scrofula, salt rheum, sores, boils, pimples, tetter, ring worm, take Dr. J. II. McLean's Snrsnpn rilla. For sale by Raysor & Smith, drug gist. Mrs. Cumso Is nil our tea imported from China John? "Oh, no, we raise our tiwn repartee." For lame back, siileorchckl, use Shiloh's Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. SHILOH'S COUCH and Consumption Cure is sold by us tin a guarantee. It euresConsumption. Manv a coffin is covered with roses by hands that never before Kuveitsoccuimnt anything but thorns. A Nate Invealmcnl I one which is uunrnteed to bring you satisfactory results, or in case ol failure a return of purchase price. On this safe plan vou can buy from our advertised I h-utfirist a bottle of Dr. King's New Dis covery for Consumption. It is gunmteed to unng rvnci in everv viik, iiiii-ii umi lornnv affection of Throat. Luncs.Hron- chitis,' Asthma, Whooping Cough, Croup, etc., etc. It is pleasant nnd agreeable to taste, iicrlccliy sale, ana can always oe depended UKn. Trial bottles free at Kaysur v smith s drug store. "I never could understand," exclaimed Aunt lerushn one day. "how it is that one dog. being a setter, can never keep still for two minutes at a time. There must be somethin the matter witliliiin." Curability ofCoitaumptlon, This has been n vexed nucstion among nhvsicinns. opinions. even in the thesame scliool, being strangely divergent. Of this, however, the public lire convinced ; it is terribly prevalent disease, and the average doctor meets with but scant success in treating it. Consumption is in renlitr scrofula ol th lungs, ana is name tn attack any whose blood is tainted. For driving out the scrofulous humors, nml thus rrmovlnir the nrcdisposinu cause, Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical pis etivery Is a sovereign remedy. It purifies hail lilonrl, lira is serotinous uicers, nmi, whntever difference of opinion exists as to curing advanced coses of consumption, it remains thnt mnnv pronounced "In curable" have been brought back from the brink ol the grove to restored health and vigor. Tradition nftirms thnt women sharpen lead iencils the same wnv they climb a tree. Tradition may lie right, but where's the point. When vou an etinstinnted. have hend- nchc, orlosof appetite, tnke Dr. J. II. McLean's Liver and Kidney Pillets; they arc pleasant to tnke and will cure you. For sale by Raysor & Smith, Druggist. You cannot accomplish any work or Dusiness unless you leel weel. II you leei used up tired out take Dr. J. H. Mc Lean's Sarsnnnrilln. It will irive you health, strength nnd vitality. For sale by Raysor & Smith, druggists. Ardent suitor Do you love me, dar ling? Modern girl I don't know. How inucli are vou worth r It. Life worth Living T Not if you go through the world a dys peptic. Dr. Acker's Dyspepsia Tablets are a positive cure for the worst forms ol Dyspepsia, Indigestion, i-lntulcncy and Consumption. Guaranteed and for sale by J. S. brunt. Yeast Do you piny chess? Crimson beak Well, no; I can't say that 1 play it I work at it occasionally. SHILOH'S V1TALIZER is what you need tor t.onstipution, Lob ol ApM.-tue, Dizziness, und allsyinptomsofDysicpsin, I'nce 10 and To cents per Dottle. CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH nnd Bronchitis immediately relieved Shiloh's Cure. by A Iloston girl, who sat in a gnme of parlor pnkcr recently, drew w-hnt sue called a Kooert caudal suiiusion. Happy Hoonlera). Win. Timmons. postmaster of Iduvillc, Intl., writes: "Electric Bitters has done more for me than all other mcdicinescom. bined, for that bad feeling arising from Kidney and Liver trouble. John Leslie, farmer and stockman, of same place, snvs: "Find Electric Bitters to be the best Kid ney and Kidney medicine: made me like a new man." 1, W. Gnrdner, hardware merchant, same town, suvs : Electric Bit- tcrs is just the thing for a man who is all run down and don't care whether he lives : he found new strength, good nnne- tite and felt just like he had a new lease on lite, only ooc. a Dome, at ttnysor bmitlrs drug store. "I hear your husband isquiteagnllnnt. nn i;n.i ...... i,: ..,.,.l..i?" "Orily the ones I give him to mail," THAT HACKING COUGH can lie so citiicklv cured In- Shiloh's Cure. We irtiarantcc it. WILL VOU SUFFER with Dysiieiisin und Liver Complaint ? Shiloh's Vituiizcr is guaranteed to cure you. An excnnngesieaKsor-ngcmotnnegg. Gem of an egg is good; to show it off proierly it will require a hen setting. A Duty lo vourMifi It is surprising that tieonle will use a common, ordinary pill when they can se cure u valuable English one for the same money. Ur. Acker s l-.nglisli puis are a positive cure for sick-headuche and all liver troubles. They are small, sweet easily taken, and do not grijie. For sule by J. a. Ornnt. He (at midniiiht) Funny custom the Ulnncsc have. 1 lie Hostess is expected to notify the caller when it is time to go. She ( with a sigh) Hut wearein Amciica, you know. Can't Bleep Nlghta Is the complaint of thousands suffering from Asthma, Consumption, Coughs, etc. Old you ever try ur. Acker s cngusn Remedy? It is the best preparation known tor ull Lung l roubles. Sold on a positive guarantee at !5u, and 00c. by J. a. uram. We should be like veast. who rises and makes the most of itsell by its own vim. She Was Completely Cared. A daughter of my customer suffered from suppressed menstruation, and her health was completely wrecked. At my sucirestion she used one bottle of llrad- field's Female Regulator, which cured her. I. W. Williams, Water Valley, Miss. Write The Uradlield Reir. Co.. Atlanta, Ga., lor particulars. Sold by all drug gists. The liauor war in Buniior is assuming a lively phase. It is a kind ol a itungo- nlla warture, so to speak. Advice lo Mothers). Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup should always be used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, al lay all pains, cures wind colic, and is the best remedy lor uiarrnuca. zoc. a uome. Ted Whv don't vou take your girl skating? Ned She doesn't know how. Ted Lucky fellow! That s where all the fun comes in. We Can and Do Guarantee Dr. Acker's Blood Elixir, for it has been fully demonstrated to the ico nic ol this conntrv thnt it is superior to nil other preparations for blood diseases. It is n positive cure for syphilitic poison ing. Ulcers, Eruptions and Pimples. It purities the whole system and tuorouglily builds up the constitution. For sule by J. S. Grunt. o:vi$ bnjoys Both the method and results when Syrup of Figs is takeu; it ii pleasant and refreshing to the taste, anil acts Gently yet promptly on the Kidneys, uiver and Bowels, cleanses the sys tem ellectiinlly, dispels colds, head aches and fevers and cures habitual constipation. Pvrup of Figs is the only remedy of its kind ever pro duced, plensing to the timte nnd ao ceptahle to the Rtonim-h, proiniit in its action and truly iieneiiciHi in its effects, prepared only from the most healthy and agreenhle euhMnncei, Its many excellent qualities comnit-iid it to all and have mndo it the most popular remedy knowu. SvniD of Figs is for sule in 50c and 81 bottles by all lending; drug gists. Any relinMn driigvift who may not have it on linnd will pro cure it promptly for any one who wishes to try it. JJo not accept any substitute. CAUFomn no syrup co. s.iv rtAHamco, ct. tniinntit, . f rowr, .r TLANTIC COAST LINB fin and after this date the following soiled. alee will he run over Its "Columbia Division." No, S3 Leaves Columbln 8.1IO p. in Arrives atCharleston 0.80 P. m, No, 83 Leaves Chnrlrstnn 7.10 a. m. Arrives at Columbia 11. (Ml a. m. Connecting with trains to and from all points nn ine .nariiuc, viminiuis aw Simla and Columbia ft Greenville Railroads, "Dally. T. M. KMRRHON. Oen. Pass. Aft. J. T. DBVINB, Oen. Mupi. nrRU8TBB'8 8ALB By virtue of a deed of trust executed to me Dyn. r. l-lincc tin mc ill in uiiy hi mnrvn lflNu, to secure the payment nf a note men tinned therein, snld fleed helnar dulv rciris U-rcd In the NeKistcr'a oftice of Buncombe cuuutv In Hunk Iff, pave fiuo nf tnnrtRiiKe records I will sell for cush to the hiuliesi bid der at the court house door In Ashevllle on the UHth day or February, lKllo. the house and lot mentioned In s-iid deed nf trust, situ. ated nn Pcpnt street, near I'atton avenue. This Jan. !7, lNuo. A. T. 8UMMRY, Jan38d4t tu Trustee. FINEST FARM IN NORTH CAROLINA FOR 8 ALE. We hnvc for sale nnw. for n few dnvs omv. the Lownde.. place, H.'to acres nn the French Rrnad river, Boo acres buttom. In hiKhcst stn e oi c.iltlvntlun. leblU t NATT ATKINSON t SON. pOH 8ALB. A very deslrnble residence site. Must be sold. Annlv to C. T. KA WI.8. nt his l ire In. suran--c ottice. No. 8 I'utton Avi-n-e, down stairs. fcbl 4 d 1 w JPOR KHNT. A large and well arranged Livery Stable. Also n lurite uast-ment roum. Aiiplv to fcbtillw GRAND CUNTKAL Chicago & Alton R.R. PA8TB8T ROUTB TO KANSAS CITY AND THE WEST Ashevllle to Kansas City In 87 hours. Ashevllle to llenvcr In 81 hours. Ashevillc to San Francisco, California, and Portland, Oregon, in a davs. Solid Vestibuled Trains St. Louis to Kan sas city. Kecllning cuair car free. For full information call on or write to B. A. Newland, District Passenger Agent, No. 10 I'atton Ave., Ashevillc, N.C. J. CHARLTON, O. P. A., Chicago, III. Nothing Succeeds LIKE SUCCESS. The reason R ADAM'S MICKOIIK KII.I.KK Is the must wonderful med icine, is because it has never Hilled in any in stnnce. no matter whnt the ilisensc, from LI-.I'-ROSY to the slmnlcst disease known to the hu man avti-m. The scientific men of to-dny claim and prove that every die enc ia CauBtMl by IHlcrobea, AND iRADAM'S MICROBE KILLER Kxtcrminntr the Mlcrobci and driven them out of the yNtrm, and when thnt U dmr you ennnot hvc nn nchr or pain. No mnt ter whnt the dim-nie. whether a utmple ene of Malnrfn I'ever or a combination of din. eac, we cure them nil nt the name time, an we treat all utMriiKH conntituttonnlly. Asthma, Cunsumnthn. Cutnrth, liron chttis, K licit mm ism, Kidney and Liver Ifiscnsc, c lulls una ever, Icnmlc Troubles, in nit its tortus, and. in fact. every Disease known to the Human System, BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT IMITATIONS. Hce that our Trnde-Mnrk (Mime an above) appeara on each ju- Send for book "Hliitorv of the Micro! w iviiier," given away ny J. 8. GRANT, Ph. Ci., Role Agent, Ashevillc. N. C. novl7dly tu Iri sun W. 0. WOLFE. Over 300 seta of the most beautiful Monument and Tombtttoneii just received, from the cheapest Tombstone to handsome Monuments. I have made a great reduction In prices, and It will pay you to come and look at my stock, whether you buy or not, Wnreroom Wolfe nuilding, Court Square, TAYLOR, BOUIS & BROTHERTON, PRACTICAL Plumber) & Tinners. I.IIMD1N0, 8TKAM AND OAS FITTING, TIN AND HLATIi KOOI'INO. Furuacva) and Hentrn. Jobbing Promptly i t Attended to. No. 4j Patton Avenue. Opera Houne nulldliiK. lul.lllilflcwlv TEH TWO WEEKS mi THINK OF IT! As n f lash Producer thera can be no tnostioa bat that SCOTT'S EIMSIOU Of Pure Cod Liver Oil and Hypophosphltes Of Lima and Soda is without a rival. Many hava vnincda pound s day by tha uso Sl it. It curat CONSUMPTION, SCROFUU, BRONCHITIS. COUflHI AND CUDS, AND ALL FORMS OF WASTINO OIIJ. CASES. AH VA1.ATAHI.K AH MILK, llr mm you pel IfMaenwIiM aw Mere are iior fin flu rioae. novlSilAwlv tu thu snt O. F. 1 1 AG EM AN, HROKKR. Correspondent to Doran A Wrlifht Co., Ltd., 10 Wall St., New York. STOCKS, OKAIN, l'HMVISIONH, PKTHO LRt'M AND COTTON, Private wire to New York and Chicago, Continuous quotations, actual delivery guaranteed, Rooms S ad 4, No. 11 Pattoa Avenue. 'aald ANOTHEII DISCOVERY. A Clnelnnatl l'ti)lt'inii a;s1'lini Itlieunia llsm la C'aiinu.l by llacllil, Metlicul Uiscovitrios are just now the pomilur fad. While Dr. Browii-Scquard's plan to prolong life is creating sueli a sensa tion, a Cincinnati physician has one which will tend to make life more agreeable to thousands of sufferers. Only those who hare been afflicted can tell the agonies of a rheumatic at tack, and especially oueof long stand ing. Dr. Barnsfather, of 408 West Eighth street, a highly reputable physician, liimsolf a victim for six years of the dittud disease, has probed the myste ries surrounding its cause. The doc tor has been a great student of the mi croscope, and many of the results of his researches have met with the most hearty indorsement by his profession al orouiren ana nave proved invidu able to them, Durinir all the lonrr wwks he wna a sufferer Tie was contiiuutlly ul work to ascertain sonieining tliut wuwui ma him in relieving himself. One day last January, when ho whs experiencing unusual pain in one of his ankles, which was con iib i-iiblv swollen, he inserted n liviMil'-niii't' syringe into the aching uu niber ami removed a I.qukI. 'I lns. umloi- a mi croscope, to his surpriso, proved to be run oi minute creatures, bacilli. They looked liked vory tiny pieces oi in read. runner invrsii,mlion showed that these bacilli existed at ull points whero tho rheumatism held forth. "1 had always suspected," said the doctor, "a germ of some nature was the root of the evil, but could not do turmiiie whether tho inll. minatory process wus produced by a crystal, a fung-tisor a bacillus, hut ull lliese ox- aminutions conclusively showed that II wiihu ouciiius. "What (,'ives rise to these bacilli f "Thoir breeding places uru in decay ing vegetation. Young plants in a room are nrooaciitoi-s. and thev will come from any pluce whei-e liiatturs are undergoing decay. Tho spm-cs irom sucn are carried into tne atmos phere by the ovuporuting of moisture say the water that is sprinkled on filants and thence passes int.. the ungs. Tho healthy action of tin kid nova are first ilnsiiin-pd In- nnw. encein the blood, thereby ii-cveiiiing the proper elimination of 'tin- cuiiMitu ents of the urine, and, c-onse.,:.-mly, causing their accumulation in i v.i tern. As the kiduevs cuiuaii n ,,i-vt the gathering of tlio sail... i'. i- .kin tukes up the waste and tli- ;ii-i fuse acid sweats constitute ono if III" i i ir scteristio phonouioiiiiof ucule i i emit tism. 1 had always had u unr.l ii.aiiy nlanta In mv ftnneii ui.,1 l'l.. ,.,. ha. searches I removed' them and took medicine to destroy the bacilli I have not had a pain since." "iou Hunk erowinir nlnnl.snredan- gorous, then?" here they are Itent in rixiins oc cupied by cople very much. Since Jan. 8 I have kept up my iniiur- tes, and or the many naticnls I have examined 1 traced the start of theirdis ase to all such surroundinpi. I am confident il is the only cause, und that the bacilli are born thereby." Cincin nati luiquirer. Poetry In Manuaerlpt. Verses couched in bail chiitiLrninhv are tho terrors of tlio editors, - it is bad enouirh to read all tlm noeins in manuscript we are obliod lo," itaid an editor to me the other day, "but when bud handwriting; is added it be comes intolerable. Now, il is u per fect pleasure, lor example, lo read a poem written as this is," and there were shown me two sheets of verses. The handwriting was beautiful, every i was dotted, every I was crossed ; it wasan ideal Italian Hand, l limited in the bottom of the page, and thciv at graceful outlines was tho well f.nnt"l signature, "Oliver Wendell Holmes." I ascertained in this convcrsali..:i Unit the majority of our best known poets produced easily read man uscrint. u iv- ell's and Whittier's verses are easily read in their "raw" slate. I lunnas Bailey Aldricb takes as much euro with nis manuscript as would a school boy with bis Qrst coniMisilioii. Kniiert Louis Stevenson's manuscript verses re not so plain, yet easily deciphered. Stoddard is easily read, whether he : '.I I I I . i writes witn uis rigui or it-ii unnu -as be can do. Edith Thomas writes a thiu hand, but is nevertheless easy to read. Mr. Gilder's is not so utrreeuhle to the eye. Aiuclie Rives cives the editors no trouble with her handwrit ing, whllo Louise (.'hauler Moulton manuscript i a delight to the tired editorial eye. Will Carletou's chi- rograpuy is raultless in Ins manu scripts, while Mr. Slcdmuu shares the admiration of the editor with his younger contemporary, Frank licnip sler Shormaii, whose writing is like copper plate. Cor. I'hilailelphia Times. t.lf Saving Propellers. An introiiious coiiti-ivnnce is to be bronchi out by Cupl Windward, of the Hoyul Mail steamer Pun. Iy which it is proposed lo do away wilii turn as a means of iroiH-lliiiKr ship's l.f. -i onls. ItcousisMoru hand power n pro peller, which enalilcs tliel.i it ! lie driven along by any one in o :i. -h unacquainted Willi io-.miix .;n. Capt Wool ward xint nut. v. i.i vialo the chance of ws.eii".-: . wim may gel away from a hii-amn i ; niidiuif Ihemsoives in a oont wit,, mil ours or having them without unv one 1 1 I.. -.T n.i lA. SKiueu ill ineir use. inu niai-iiiiirry takes up little room nud seems lo lie both ethcieiii and siiupio. -rsew oi-u Telegram, A Maine vVnmler. The bio- four masted schooner John PaulT, lately launched at Hath, Mo . is a miirino wonilci- m her way. She went from Buth to Norfolk, Va., loaded lliero with X.-ISU tons or coal. and reached Providence, ull in eleven days, which is steamer time. The raull is viu reel lonir. 44 reel wido and 81 feet depth of hold. All hoisting is dorm hv alentii. nven lo LluKdewiiio- un of the hlg topsails. Sho is wire riggou, and spreads 7.U1W yards of canvas. uoskiii ifudgel. The nally t'lllacu. Is nlwuvs nlive tn the interests ol Ashevillc and its (iconic. is the most popular nilvertisimr me dium in North Carolina. Is rend by n greater tnttnhcr of jK-ople tlinn unv 'other secular piiH-r in the Stnte. Is always filled with the choicest rend ing matter of the dav, Hoarding houses fill their rooms by ad vertising in the Citizkn. News, nml nil the news, makes the ClT ixkn n general favorite. No retail merchant ever made n great success without advertising, Try the Crmim. An advertisement in the Citizkn pays ((he advertiser an hundred-fold, MISCELLANEOUS. AIKEN. The Popular Winter Resort for Health and Pleasures ON TUB 81'MMIT OK TUB Plney Sand Hill Region of South Carolina. Aiken i)ohso8sck the driest climate of any place in the Fnitcil Stn ten except points of great altitude in the Rocky Mountains. The wonderfully dry, pure atmosphere is the result or the combined influence of its elevation above the Nurroununifr country (Demi;-4U() leet 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 any stream or large body of watei- and the por ous nature of the soil. The town is surrounded by a dense growth of pine woods, through which, there being but few fences, innumerable pleasant walks and drives lead in every direction. The population is 2,500 and the town is one of the prettiest and pleasantest in the entire South. HIGHLAND PARK HOTEL, Having accommodations for every respect. Rooms large gas and heated by means of 1.1?.. . . 1 I'i' a uiDiic rooms in numrion to nrepinces and the halls are heated by steam. The sanitary arrangements are absolutely perfect. The water, which is clear as crystal, is numned from two lnrce springs on the grounds. That used for drinking purposes iH brought to the hotel in porcelain lined pails. The table, with which the greatest pains are taken, is supplied with milk from our own dairy, stocked with Ilolstein-Friesian cattle. Amusements are provided in the way of Billiard Room, Ladies' Milliard Room, Rowling Alley. Tennis Courts, etc. An excellent orchestra is in Livery stable connected trained saddle horses are made a specialty. For circular and terms address B. P. CHATFIELD, Proprietor. To reach Aiken from Asheville time. 12 hours route via Spartanburg, Columbia and (Jraniteville. Leaving Asheville D.il") a. m., arrive Aiken 8.43 p. m. feblS MACK, STABLER & CO., -MANl'FACTl RIiR8 OP- PER FECT FITTING FINE CLOTHING 109 & in West Third St., Cincinnati. For Sale by all Leading Clothiers. Jun22 d3m AHhcville,. N. C. P. A. DEM ENS, . Manufacturer and Dealer In all kinds of Dseseed LUMBER. Door, Nash, Blinds, Mouldings, Stall-work, Mantels, Bank and Bar Fixtures, and all Hard Wood Lumber nnr 14dtjr Telephone m' Climate uneitinled fur THROAT AND tiy the HU H KIIK'.ll MOI'NTAINS. PI KK DRY AIR. I'ur circulars address COX & THE WINYAII HOUSE, Corner Henri nnd Tine itrreti, Camp I'atton. ASHEVILLE, N. C Cnnilm-ted 11s a Snnitnrium for invalids iiifTrrinfrVrom discuses ol the limpi nnd llirnnt. anil under the charge of Dr. Karl von Kuck. Coiuliicleil upon the most approved plnni endorsed by the leading menilH.-reol'thc medienl proteiaion. I'erleet nppointmenti in every ilepiii'tmrnt. Tor pnrtieulnri address KARL VON RUCK, B. S M. D. Dr. von Ruek'cit' office: No. 30 I'atton avenue. Rooms Nos. 1, 2 mid 3, upstairs. Office Honrs: 11 to 1 o'clock. Practice limited to disease of the limns and throat. THE"HICKORY INN." HICKORY, N. C. ..Icctric Light. 0m, Hot and (Joltl Wntcr Dntht nnd Toitcu on eneb floor. Cuieinc mid iippniutincntt uimurimnKd. FRANK LOIGHRAN, Proprietor, BUGGIES, CARRIAGES, BLACKSMITHINQ. To ilic rltltrnd of Anhrvllle nnd vicinity I wmitil anntminif thnt at mv phonn onL.'oll'aire mot, ni'Jtt to Wootlhury'ii xtnlitm, t nm 1rt trr trfmrrn tnnn ever in no worn m my line. Wnuunn. HiiuuIcb and Cnrrlnur nmnurnct uriiT. KrttnlrltiK nnd Hor-vvnhnrlnK nrc chiHIm, nnl frcrttct ntlrlnctlon uunrtintretl, My workmen rr ruitrtivtuvd ftiul ikiltlul Atid my ihnrKP" nrc moderate. nmiKld B. Bl'KNRTTB. CAROLINA IIOVSE ABIIIiVILI.lt, N. C. W. A. James, Jr., Prop'r. Houms Refltted, New furniture, Oood Table. Terms Reasonable. Jaa7 dim ,i,w'.i.-..i.'.4, .aid..-. sWeiieiet-,r-sa''Waswfceea ' id 1 aleri jetaaJ 300 guests, is first-class in and comfortable. Lighted by open wood fireplaces. The -a .i attendance. with the house, in which dumos Near Passenger Depot. kinds of Building material. Work a Sneclaltv. No. 16. tryoncity;n.c. j l.tMti TROt'BIX We are surrounded MALARIA UNKNOWN. WILSON, Propr's. FURNISHED HOUSE FOR RENT, That new and desirable house, until recently occupied by Mrs, Tennent, on Clnyton street, and well tarnished, will lie rented on Reasonable Terms, To nil enrly applicant. Address JENKS AJENK0, Real Estate and Insurance Broken, Jaaa dU a Patton Are., Aenerule.