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THE DOCTOR'S STORT.
r"How Ho Attempted a Wonderful
Experiment and Its Eesult.
'A' VOICE FROM A SEVERED HEAD
Impresses Upon the Thysician the Heces-
Eitj of Haste.
THE TAESOI OFFERS A SUGGESTION.
. IWEITTEX TOE TKI DIsrjk.TCH.1
"WAS hurrying at a
rapid pace along At
lantic aTenne, Brook
lyn, intent on catch
ing the last Jerry boat
to New York. I had
been overrun for
weeks past with pro
fessional work, whilst
every spare minute
was taken, to its ut
most in the.prepara
tion of my first scien
tific treatise ior pub
lication. My brain
and nervous system
was working at the
extreme point of attenuated nerve energy,
and, as those who have passed through an
analojous experience can testify, I had be
come mentally preoccupied and irascible in
Forging along the sidewalk witn swing
ing stride and head bent, I strode automati
cally forward, revolving in my mind a
series of experiments I had been engaged at
during the evening in my laboratory. The
street was almost deserted, with the excep
tion of an occasional midnight straggler,
and the saloon men were commencing to ad
just their houses for the night. Suddenly
the stillness was broken Dy a harsh voice
"Hurry up' Hurry up! You'll miss the
A MTSTEBIOUS VOICE.
I turned quickly to see who could be so
much interested in my arriving at the ferry
in proper time, but not a soul was on the
street where the voice seemed to come irom.
I was too much preoccupied to care, so I
resumed my tramp. I had proceeded but a
few steps when the voice again rang out:
"Hurry ujl You'll miss the boat! You'll
miss the boa.'.!" winding up with a malevo
lent chuckk', which irritated 'me exceed-"
ingly. I stepped and retraced my steps,
determined to give the impudent intruder a
piece of my mind. The voice seemed to
come from the doorway of a tavern a short
way back, hut on reaching the entrance no
one was visible. I pushed open the swing
ing doors and found the bar deserted, with
the exception of a blue-eyed girl behind the
counter, with a particularly handsome and
A startled look shot into her lace as she
perceived my scowling and excited teatures.
This recalled my better nature, so I bade
her good evening, and smilingly requested
a glass of beer. As I raised the brimming
beverage to my lips the same discordant
"Wipe off your chin! You'll miss the
boat!" and the pretty barmaid giggled good
Glancing toward the door I espied my tor
mentor a large Australian parrot swinging
on his perch," with devilish complaisance
and an air of cunning nonchalance most
ludicrous. "When he caw that I had dis
covered him he began, croaking and chuck
ling as if positively enjoying the joke at
my expense. After tossing off another
bumper to my new acqnaintance, who ad
vised me to "take a pretzel," I succeeded,
after a short run, in catching the ferry.
A TEOFESSIOSAI. CAIX.
Toward morning I was roused out of a
sound sleep by the violent ringing of my
night bell. As I had not had an uninter
rupted sleep lor over- a week, I raised the
window and demanded in an angry tone
who was there.
"Shannon!" was the response.
It was the well-known voice of my par
ticular friend Ned, a promising young
"For'Hcaven's sake, come to the house
immediately! A terrible tragedy has oc
curred," he shouted as he bolted down the
steps, and was off before I could ask any
"A terrible tragedy at the Shannons!"
the last house in the world where anything
of the kind would be expected. Such' a pos
sibility was bewildering. Photographed in
my mind was the comfortable home of the
happiest and most cultured family of my
acquaintance. Mrs. Shannon was the widow
of a retired naval officer, who, with her
three beautiful daughters and only son,
iormed the center of a select coterie of a re
fined and enviable circle.
"A tragedy at the Shannons!" I kept re
peating in amazement as I hurriedly dressed,
and thrusting the surgical case into my over
coat pocket, I started for Willoughby
Ned was waiting in breathless anxiety on
the doorstep. Without a word I passed
into the hall, and ran up the stairs to the
back room on the second floor, to which I
was directed by the subdued weeping and
sobs echoing from that apartment.
A TEAGIC SCENE.
Long association with the tragic termina
tions of human existence had rendered me
oblivious or what ordinary mortals term
callous to the afflictions of my fellow
creatures; but a thrill of horror passed over
me on entering the room and beholding the
decapitated form cf Mrs. Shannon lying on
the floor. The first shock was succeeded by
a different feeling which leaped from my
heart, requiring a supreme effort of self-
control to hide irom
the observant eyes of
the bereaved family.
Start not, tender read
er, nor condemn the
impulse, but hear me
This was the identi
cal kind of a case I
had been wishing for
for years. Here, at
last, lying at my very
feet, enwreathed in
blood clots, which, to
my excited imagination, scintillated a crim
son ana purple glory ot most exquisite em
bellishment but to the ordinary observer
appeared only the ghastly ante-mortem deco
rations of Death was the opportunity for
me to apply the theories and experiments I
hacVbeen hatching for years.
Galvani and Jlattcncci had demonstrated
203 years ago the correlation between animal
cnorzy, nerve force, magnetism and elec
trioiiv. Franklin's experiment with the
silk kite, by which he demonstrated for the
first, time the identity between the electricity
evolved by man and that which had been
manufactured by God before the creation of
our planet, was but an afterthought The
train of reasoning thus cet in motion had
drifted into vague and circuitous channels
yieldi ng but comparatively barren results.
The study of the various kinds of electrical
energy in their action on diseased and par
alytic processes in the human system was
all that had hitherto been attempted, until
Wier 51 'iichell, of Philadelphia, upset some
old preconceived ideas, when he demon
strated the healing of severed nerve trunks
and the transmission of their accustomed
nerve cur rents through the cicatrix.
A GOLDEIT OPPOBTUUITY.
My oppo rtunity had come. The replacing
of a decapitated head; the perfect adjust
ment of the spinal cord, so that the nerve
force generated in the brain could be trans
mitted, as of yore, to the distal extremities
of tbcccrebriM-.pinal nerves.
I had placet! the dissevered head, care
fully wrappeil up in antiseptic dressings, on
the mantelpiece.' Ned Shannon had suffi
ciently ovcrcoi ue his grief and consternation
toassut in the process of adjustment Z had
been keeping the girls busy arranging the
proper kind of a couch for their decapitated
mother, and furnishing the necessary details
consequent upon such a serious procedure.
Suddenly from the mantelpieces came a
voice the voice of Mrs. Shannon.
"Hurry up! Hurry up! I'm getting
Ked looked aghast, and the girls stag
gered as it aDont to
faint I had just got
the various" muscles
connecting with the
head properly sutured
0 'fiywSOM c5S5ban tru ready for the
I looked around
quietly as the steady
should do in an emer
gency, and behold J
There was my Aus
tralian parrot swing
ing on his perch, with
a gravity most dolo
rous, a piece of loaf
sugar in his claw, and as I awoke he re
"Doe, yon have overworked yourself."
GEBONDIO TO MOVE.
He and 400 Apache to be Given Hornet la
the Country of the Cherokee They
Can be Blade Self-Snppoit-
Injf and Law-Abiding.
WASnnrGTOjr, July 20. For several
months the War Department officials have
had under consideration the proposed re
moval of about 400 Apaches, including the
members of Geronimo's band, and a number
of Indians who served the United States
army as scouts in .the campaigns against
Geronimo. They are at present located at
Mount Vernon barracks, about SO miles
north of Mobile, Ala. They were first
taken to Florida, where the climate told
severely upon them, and it was found neces
sary to send some of the children to school
at Carlisle, Pa. It is conceded that their
present location, although more suitable
than Florida, is not conducive to the wel
fare of the Indians, who were born and
brought ud in the mountainous regions of
New Mexico, so that suggestions of change
have been readily listened to by the author
ities. The Indian Bights Association and the
Massachusetts Indian Association have of
fered to purchase the land necessary to ac
commodate the Indians, if the Government
will select the site and authorize the
change. The War Department officials are
now considering the subject General How
ard has suggested, after inspecting the In
dians at Mt Vernon, that the hill country
of Alabama, Georgia or North Carolina
would be better suited to the Apaches than
any land on tho seaboard. He recom
mends: First Havo them gradually house them
selves, prepare for winter and be ready next
spring to commence farming operations. A few
are already prepared to take land in severalty,
bnt not many. The majority may be governed
and work as a whole upon some undivided por
tion of their new estate.
Second Establish at once the necessary
Third The aid which the Government will
furnish would be simply what It does now, tbat
is, be supplementary in the way of food and
clothing and afford the necessary guard till
these Apaches cease to be prisoners of war.
The place for them which .meets with
most favor is the Cherokee land on Smoky
Mountains, on the line between North
Carolina and Tennessee. It is understood
that the Cherokees are willing to sell enongh
ot the land to accommodate the Apaches,
and it is probable the authorities will con
sent to remove them there alter the Indian
Bights Associations have obtained ths title
to the land. Under proper conditions Cap
tain Bourke expresses the belief that the
Apaches can be made self-supporting and
law-abiding in three years.
Tomatoes a Medicine.
Leviston Journal. 1
"Tomatoes act on the liver," said the
oracle in the market, Saturday morning.
"Beets and turnips are excellent appetizers,
lettuce is soothing to the nerves, and celery
is a splendid tonic for the headache and
nervous troubles. Bed onions are diuretic,
and white onions when eaten raw are a
remedy for insomonia. Cucumbers have
direct influence upon the nerves for their
good, and garlic, leeks, chives, shallots and
all the onion iamily are full of medical
value. The whole vegetable family has a
mission of healthfulness. Everyone ought
to eat them as they come,"
The Boy Died.
Dr. Pillsbury How de do, doctor?
What's the news?
Dr. Squills Nothing new; only I had an
interesting case a few days ago.
Dr. Pillsbury Yes? What was it?
Dr. Squills I performed a wonderful
operation on Mr. Fresh's boy's eye little
Johnnie Fresh. He had a tearful case of
cataract, and I saved the poor little fellow's
Dr. Pillsbury That's good. How's the
Dr. Bqnills Oh, the boy died.
Van Brush's picture was hung oa the
"Was it a marine view?"
"They probably hung it on the line to
If yon are only so and so,
Whom everybody seems to know,
You need not care a particle;
Though merit jet unknown to fame.
The rarest thoughts in sicech may frame;
Don't be disturbed; you have the name.
And that's what sells the article.
Bare to Have a large Sale.
Weddinbnry's Patent Lightweight Sum
mer Engagement Umbrellas. Young man,
don't fail to get one. Puck.
A Few Words Concerning Fernna.
In the first place it is a tonic that has no
superior in equalizing the circulation, build
ing up debilitated structures and giving
tone to the various organs of the body. A
little of it taken from time to time will
effectually keep the system from running
down. But it is more than a tonic. It will
cure any curable esse of consumption and
all lung troubles, neuralgia, heart disease,
quiusy, dyspepsia, colic, cholera morbus
and infantum, dysentery and kidney dis
ease. It is the best of remedies in cases of
scarlet, typhoid and yellow fever, ague, ery
sipelas, acute rheumatism and all diseases
peculiar to women. Send to the Peruna
Medicine Company, Columbus, O., for Dr.
Hartman's "His of Life." It will cost you
nothing-, and will not only tell you all about
Peruna, but will also show you what re
markable cures ore being effected by La
cupia, the peerless blood remedy, and Man
alin, the unequaied regulator of the kid
neys, liver ana bowels. All these remedies
are purely vegetable, and are pleasant as
well as absolutely safe to take. They are
sold by all druggists, and cost only (1 a
bottle; 6 for $5.
THE AGE OF DRESS.
Berry Wall Uoles With Pleasure the
Change for the Better in
THE STYLE OP MEN'S GARMENTS.
American Gentlemen Fast Mastering the
Art of Dressing WelL
SOME MISTAKES OP AMBITIOUS DUDES
COItltESrOXDrNCE OF THE DISPATCII.1
New Yobk, July 20. The improvement
in men's dress throughout this country gen
erally, and in New York particularly,
during the last ten years is really wonder
ful. Even very young men can recall the
reign of the spring-bottom trousers with a
flapping lap at their ends like a gaiter and
reaching almost to the tips of the toes. Was
there ever a more fearfully made garment
devised? No other country in the world ever
saw anything like that never-to-be-forgotten
style, if we except, possibly, the SDanish
and Mexican bull fighters with their wide
spreading leggings. Nowadays, only in
the second-hand clothing shops of the
Bowery have we reminders of that era of
exaggeration in dress. But nothing could
more strongly illustrate my claim that we
have rapidly improved in dress by avoiding
conspicuousness in attire. In fact, this
might be called the age of dress. Not only
men of fashion but those in every respecta
ble walk of life give vent to man's natural
vanity and proper pride by devoting some
attention to the comeliness of their costume.
Yet sneerers cannot say that thii depart
ure from Puritanical hideousness and abo
riginal contempt for dress has. led to effem
inacy among our young men. When the
distinguished Mr. Sullivan was on the eve
of breaking tbe proud spirit of Mr. Kile
raln, the gilded youths of this country,
from the Golden Gate to Sandy Hook, had
anathemas only for the unsportsman-like
Governor of Mississippi. The only time I
had the distinguished honor of meeting Mr. J
Sullivan ne wore a iuu evening cosiume
and his linen was immaculate. When I saw
Mr. Cilrain conversing quietly and gram
matically with a pair of United States Sen
ators in the Hoffman House cafe. I observed
that his attire was quiet and faultless. The
obnoxious Mr. Charles Mitchell once con
sulted me abont the proper width ior his
THE TJI,TBA-FASHIOirA!BI.E 31KIT
of the day can box with a professional
fiugilist, cross foils with a fencing master,
ift 100-pound dumb-bells above theirheads
time and time again, and are considered
lacking in education unless they can swim
at least one mile at a stretch. Yet withal
they do not consider it lacking in mascu
linity to gravely consider the question ot
what fate heaven has in store tor a man
who will wear a derby hat with a frock
coat, or a Prince Albert, as some people
call it. In New York we pick out
a Western man by his commission
of this crime. In that section of
this country, although they have progressed
marvelously in the matter of men's dress,
and now pay much attention to it, they are
apt to either scorn or overlook the fine dis
tinctions which characterize the properly
dressed individual. There must be certain
inviolable rules to form the basis of what is
correct in man's attire. A general one is
that the eye should not be offended nor yet
should it be specially attracted by a man's
So it has been decided. by those unknown
and mysterious authorities who are arbiters
of what we shall wear, that only a high hat
can be donned by the wearer of a frock coat.
And isn't that reasonable? Docs it nqt look
out of place for a costume whose main
feature is a long coat to suddenly end in a
diminjutive pot hat?
The opposite of the above proposition is
just now a matter of considerable discus
sion. Many men display signs of extreme
nervousness when they observe a friend
wearing a sack coat and a hieh silk hat at
the same time. Their agitation, I can as
sure them, is uncalled for. A few years ago
the combination was considered as being in
very bad form, but the silk hat has come
to be considered as so eminently the
BADGE OF AGENTLEMAN
and so essential a part of every man's
wardrobe, that I firmly believe if it were
placed on the head of a deceased member of
high society the innovation would be com
mended and perhaps looked upon as increas
ing the wearer's chances of passing the
heavenly portals. Within two years the
most fashionable men in London have
walked down town in sack coats and high
hats. Up town, of course, when away from
business and this is a striking peculiarity
of English fashion the "sack coat is never
worn, being discarded for either the frock
While nearly all our fashions come from
London, I don't wish to be understood as
claiming that they are any better on that
account, or that the English swells dress
better than men of fashion in America.
When I refer to British styles and costumes
as setting to a certain extent the pace for
this country, I am simply acknowledging
an existing fact which must be admitted.
This you may criticise, but you can't con
trovert. And yet the explanation may not
necessarily involve any want ot patriotism
on our part. I presume that if the Kani
schatkans displayed good styles in attire,
we would imitate them. In London the
men who formulate dress customs have lit
tle else to do and are not engaged in any
business, although, of course, many of the
tip-toppers among the swells are in commer
cial life. Here, however, all the men who
are noted for their carefulness of costume
have regular business pursuits.
The one great remaining defect to-day in
American dress custom is the unthinking
avidity with which we seize upon so-called
new styles and run them -into the ground.
Many a charming departure from conven
tionalism in attire has been made nauseous
by this process. Just now we are experi
encing an epidemic in New York City of
seaside and mountain costumes. I am told
THE SAME FETEn IS EAGINO
throughout the United States. For youne
women who have nothing else to do but
look: airy, and cool, and breezy, and beauti
ful to thus attire themselves, is delightful to
look upon. For men solid, substantial.
money-making creatures of business it is'
ridiculously inappropriate. see hundreds
of young men on Broadway wearing tan
colored shoes and with' silk sashes around
their waists. They are badly dressed.
A recent striking departure in summer
dress in town and which introduces a seem
ingly careless feature in men's attire, is the
use of the silk or fine flannel shirt. If worn
in business hours and on business occasions,
I think its use most commeudable and
proper. It has sound common sense as the
reason for its use and therein differs from
the other innovations I have commenced
upon. No man is ever dressed whose collars
and cuffs are soiled and whose linen shirt is
no loncrer immaculate. Yet it is almost im-
possible to keep the linen in proper condi
tion while one msummer time is engaged in
the heat and hurry of business
life. The silk shirt affords a charming
and attractive method of escape Irom'
this trouble, and I look upon its use as a
fashion which will grow in popularity, and,
which has come to stay. I am sorry to see,
however, that some inconsiderate young
men have produced evil from this most ex
cellent thing and appear in the evenings in
this neglige garb, even while thus attired,
escorting .ladies to the Casino roof-garden.
No shirt but one of linen should be worn
JACKETS FOn THE SEASHOEE.
Mj great fear now in this transfer of sum
mer costumes from country to town is that
some over-aspiring youth may set Broadway
ablate with the blszets. The fashion of men
wearing gaily-striped loose jackets at the
seashore u the prettiest I hare ever seen. It
contributes to the making of a series oT.
beautiful pictures along the Atlantic coast
from Bar Harbor to Cape May. I think
although I am not certain that the custom
had its origin among the Englishmen en-t
joying the waters at Hamburg. Then and
there, however, the jackets were onlyused
when the men were playing lawn tennis.
The New York Racquet Club was the
first to brine the coats to this country, but
they were only displayed in the secrecy of
the club-'s racquet court and lounging
rooms. Now they are seen everywhere, and
they have made the country trrighter for
their use. But in the name of jeweled con
sistency, don't bring them into everyday,
prosaio life in the cities. But I fear I
E. BEBEY WAXL.
BAINS WBOUGHT WONDERS.
The Crops In the Northwest Show Remark.
able Improvements Over Previous
Reports The Damage Seems t
Have Been Overrated.
St. Paxil, Minn., July 20. Mucb of
the more recent crop news is of a favorable
nature and the grain men in the twin cities
are consequently much rejoiced. Some
towns and villages over in Dakota have
been sent reports of the total or partial
failure of the wheat crop, but reports from
the whole Northwest do not warrant such
broad statements as to the condition of the
crop. Grain men who have just returned
from trips over the territory say that there
will be probably two-thirds or three
fourths of an average crop in the
Dakotas, while it is very gener
ally ackowledged that the condition of
affairs in Minnesota is much more favorable.
This State has had considerable rain at
proper times, and the fields are generally re
ported in fine condition, although in a few
sections the crop will fall a little short of
the average. Within the past few days
good rains have fallen in many parts of the
Northwest, and in some instances at least
the rain has not been too late
to be of benefit Along the
Bed river there has been an ample
supplv of moisture during the season, and
the farmers in that region have been jubi
lant at their own goodrprospects all through
the season. The rains of the past week
have simply added to their causes for re
joicing. From the different reports re
ceived it seems that there has been a con
tinued and steady improvement in the
prospects of the wheat crop during the past
The weather has been generally cool and
favorable for the growth and ripening of the
grain, and local showers have helped the
situation. Some localities report continued
drouth, but on the whole the situation is
much improved. The recent rains have
wrought marvels, in some cases increasing
firospects from 0 to 100 per cent. There is
Ittle or no improvement reported from
South Dakota in the apparent condition of
crops, although the yield is turning ont to
be greater than anticipated in many sec
tions. As before stated, the North Dakota
crop will be about two-tbirdsof the average.
Northern Minnesota, Western Wiscon
sin and Northern Iowa also sent in favora
THE MOUSSES GOT MAD.
It Refused to Stay In the Jncnnd Caused It
Portland OrtKonlan. I
The most disgusted man seen in this sec
tion for a long time was seen on Washing
ton street yesterday. He was from the
country and had a barefoot boy with him
riding in a go-cart.
He had a jug of molasses on the seat be
tween him and the boy, and the heat and
the shaking of the cart had worked the
molasses into a passion, and it began to boil
over. The boy first felt that something was
wrong, and be fonnd that he was soaked
with molasses, and on calling the man's at
tention to the matter, he found himself well
sweetened and daubed also. He seized the
"bung" and forced it into the iug, but he
might as well have tried to cork up Vesu
vius when in a state ot eruption.
The enraged molasses squirted out in jets
around the "cork as long as the man held
down the cork, and as soon as he let go out
flew the cork, and the molasses went on
boiling over. The man looked at that jug as
gallon after gallon of molasses came out,
much as the fisherman mnst have looked at
the jug be fished up containing a genii.
After several barrels had poured out he
made an attempt to save the remainder, but
the cork could not be kept in, and he finally
wrapped a gunny sack around the jug,
placed it on the slats at his feet and drove
off, molasses pouring in torrents from the
vehicle, and attracting flies and small boys
by the thousand. By the time he reached
home there was probably not a drop in the
jug, and if it was not turned inside out the
man was in luck.
The Influence of Tails on Board.
Manchester Mirror. I
A traveler in New England saw the fol
lowing sign on a board that was nailed to a
fence near a village: "Horses taken into
grass. Long tails, $1 60; short tails. $1."
The traveler halted and asked the owner of
the land why there was such a difference in
the price of board for, horses. "Well, you
see," said the man, "the long tails can
brush away the flies, but the short ones are
so tormented by them they can hardly eat
She Possessed Him.
Namby I hear, Famby, that yon possess
an estimable wife.
Famby (sadly) No; she possesses me.
There's Many a Trno Word Spoken in Jest.
Outraged Ostrich So you're the sucker
I've been laying for! Puck.
3 For Ono Dollar.
A placard that attracts everyone's atten
tion, goinc up or down Federal street, 3
striped flannelet shirts for $1 00. This
identical shirt is ticketed 75c or 3 for 52 in
another store. Thornton Bros, cut the latter
price one-half, and no customer is limited
to quantity. Such cuts as this cause the
continual rush that makes this firm the
most popular in either city.
83. Cleveland and Return. S3.
Excursions via the P., F. W. & C By.
and C. & P. B. K. Thursday, July 25,
Trains will leave Union station at 6:30 a!
si. and 12:40 P. M., central time. Tickets
gpod returning until July 23.
Cohe and see those 75-cent corsets. You
never saw anything like them at the price.
F. ScnOENTiiAL, 612 Penn are.
Here's Yonr Cbanee.
For one week only cabinet photos 89c per
dozen; bring the family at once. Li;s'
popular gallery, 10 and 12 Sixth st.
Peesons who have been, photographed
by Dabbs are never quite satisfied with any
SUNDAY, JULY 21,
A Noted and Aristocratic Summer
Eesort in Western Carolina.
DANIEL BOOHE'S HUNTING GROUND.
How Mrs. Cleveland Enhanced the Tains
of a Pencil
HOSPITABLE BLUE EIDGE CRACKERS.
COEEESrOXDENCE OF TBS DISrATCn.J
SHEVILLE, N. C,
July 18. Asheville is
the Saratoga of the
South, and owes her
supremacy, not to a
whim of fashion, but
to her own attractions.
As an "all-the-round"
climate, she stands
ing a winter sanita
rium and a snmmer
resort. The history of
Asheville as a little
mountain hamlet, sur
rounded by wild and
picturesque scenery, is becoming more
widely known every day. In the very heart
of tne Alleghenies, situated at the conflu
ence of the Swannanoa and, the French
Broad rivers, among the foot hills of the
Black Mountain range, is pre-eminently a
resort intended by nature for the invalid
and tourist. With an elevation of 2,500
feet, the atmosphere dry and oxygen charged
as that of Denver, the climate is unsur
passed. Western Carolina has a new claim upon
the attention of the American people. In
point of years it is by no means new, for its
foundation goes back more than a hundred
years to the'now misty Colonial days, when
Indian tradition says, "a people known as
the mooneyed race, who where unable to see
during certain phases of the moon, inhabited
the region." The Creeks took advantage of
their blindness, killed them outright, and
were in turn completely annihilated by the
Cherokee tribe. Daniel Boone was among
the early settlers ot the region. Every Blue
Bidge cave, every high peak, has some tra
dition of his exploits. His adventure with
the bear on Bear Creek, in 1754, is still a
thrilling subject for the mountaineers who
always find willing listeners to snch blood
Ennui is the bane of the traveler or fash
ionable invalid; but he need have no fear of
the disease here, for every diversion and at
traction is offered. AH around Asheville
are charming points for excursionists, and
the tourist may Snd a flavor of Bohemian
life and a rustic simplicity which contrasts
delightfully with the ostentation of our
Northern resorts. He may gratify his fond
ness for hunting and fishing in the woods
and streams. The country is rich in fauna,
flora and minerals, and the landscape beauty
simply unsurpassed. Beautiful in pictur
esque loveliness, grand and imposing in ma
jesty, gorges, forests and sparkling
streams, it can never be appreciat
ed nntil it is seen and traveled
over, and the reader who suspects oth
erwise must do like the incredulous tourist
who reads "California yarns," as to the size
of the big trees, "go see and measure for
himself." Here are beds of mountain flow
ers and ferns, while wild flowers and ten
drils from hanging vines greet the vision in
profusion. Here may be found the furni
ture of Andrew Marvell's garden "the
green of the fair trees, clusters of vines,
melons to stumble over, and flowers to be
ensnared among," and he who finds no
"green thoughts" in the garden may cease
to loolc for them, for in the dewy dripping
coolness of these valleys, within echoes of
the roaring torrent, tne leafy shade and
rocky silence of the surroundings cannot
fail to tempt the yearning heart of man to
meditate over life's fitful changes and sure
ly find some green thoughts.
The greatest attractions to health seekers
and lovers of nature are the daily excursions
which can be made into the surrounding
country. Battery Porter, until within three
years an isolated hill in the center ot the
town, is a spot of historical interest and
popular resort, giving a panoramis view
of the city 300 feet below a chain of
hills and towering mountains, through
which the silvery river winds its course.
The Confederates selected the hill for the
defense of the city during the war, and the
old breastworks which still remain are pre
served as flower beds.
one of the most noted points of interest, is.
simply a round mountain, Its summit
reached by a beautilul driveway which
winds around and around the hill, so far
above thines of the earth earthly that one
feels truly in the seies. Picturesque
beyond description, its interest is en
hanced by a little reminiscence given
by the cabman. Takinca little parcel from
his pocket, slowly nnfolding layer after
layer of greasy paper, held to view a
stump of a lead pencil, with the remark,
"There be a pencil money couldn't buy."
He then related its history. During the
visit of the Prcsidental party to Asheville,
over a year ago, Mrs. Cleveland was one ot
the occupants of his carriage, ,and in her
enthusiasm over Tahkeeoskee, finding the
Indian name hard to remember, asked for a
pencil that she might note it. It was fur
nished by one proud and happy cabman.
Woman, like, this first lady of the land
moistened the dirty little pencil with the
tip of her tongue before writing the word.
Beturningit, with her thanks and her smiles,
the memory of the little episode has added
to its value "till now there ain't money
enough in the United States to bny it."
Apart from its historic associations and
glorious scenery Asheville is deservedly
popular for its climate, people coming from
all parts of the world for climatic ad
vantages. .The air is peculiarly bracing,
electrical in character, and, as a patient
described it, "I feel as if breathing cham
pagne." The tourist might wonder as the
cool, exhilarating breezes play dround him
why A shevillitcs want to go to other sum
mer resorts, but he would receive the same
reply " given to the question, "Why do
Canadians waut to go to summer resorts?
Oh, whenever it grows too warm for a polar
bear to feel ehillv in Quebec the people go
down below." Asheville is eminently the
summer resort of the Southerner. The
magical stamp "fashionable" is impressed
upon the place; but less of the flaunting
disgustiug pretentions are seen. The Bar
Harbor, Cape May and Newport parvenu,
with his dollars, diamonds and shoddv dis
play is absent. The vulgar tinsel and trap
pings seem to be a part of onr Northern sea
side resol-ts, while here grace in culture, in
dependei ce in pleasure and health-seeking
rank first , and the battle for glittering dis
play is lft to be fought at our Northern
resorts. (Youths, Northern and Southern.
lntersaiBsJe, and the tordisl greeting and
A Carolina Cracker.
cultured hospitality of 'the latter show the
soul of the cavalier.
and killingly eye-glassed dapper clerks
are not among these mountain tourists, but
are no doubt "listening to what the wild
waves are saying" and "gathering up shells
by the seashore." Americans are energetic,
even in their pleasures, and a wonderful
scene of animation is presented on these
sunny days. Hotels are commodious, and
at night ae gay with music and "all goes
merry as a marriage bell." By day costly
equipages go rattling over the Streets, splen
did horses prance along the avenue bearing
beauty and chivalry to the numerous resorts
which abound in this region. In a single
day's excursion a human kaleidoscope
passes before the eyes the gay, joyous
tourist of the oity, the invalid in quest of
health, the artist and the poet, seeking
inspiration among the hills, the amateur
photographer, too, is with us.
No Southern picture is complete without
the negro, and here he is, all ages and sizes.
The dusty, sandy roads are alive with ragged
little negroes beseeching, oh! so pitifully,
for a penny. "Gi me a penny? Stand on
my head lor a penny." This succeeding
when others fail, andthejoyouspiccanninies
tumble and roll over each other in their
efforts to capture the coveted cent.
In the Bine Bidge crackers, whose cabins
skirt the hillsides, the tourist will find a
fresh stndy of human nature. Here these
people live and die, oblivious to the great
world. Ignorant, superstitious and indo
lent, they know nothing of the innovations
of the last half century. He lives on corn
bread and corn whisky, and like the
Cherokee chiefs who once inhabited
the country, loafs around while the
"weemen lolks" do the farm work.
But among these mountaineers hospitality
is a shining part of their simple li res. Hours
of interest can be spent listening to the weird
legends and traditions told in their own pe
culiar vernacular, and a rural life studied
that exists nowhere else on this vast conti
nent. For scenery, for health, for exquisite
enjoyment amid scenes "far from the mad
ding crowd," the mountains of Western
Carolina stand pre-eminent, and with the
spirit that dominates the social life ot Ashe
ville, there is no reason tbat this city in the
clouds, so fresh and so new, yet, at thesama
time, as ancient as the oldest families in the
country, should not become to all the world
what it is now in the minds of its friend;,
the "Saratoga of the South." M. M ;
Boy (to his friend who has fallen down
the hole) Say, Tommy, if you never should
come out of dere erlive, can I have your bull
purp ? Life.
Where to Get Fine Horses.
The most centrally located and best sale
stable iu Pittsburg at present is that owned
by James Kerr, Nos. 623 to 627 Penn ave
nue. It is light and airy, besides being
located on one of our principal thorough
fares. It is most admirably situated for this
business. As our reporter called yesterday
Mr. Kerr was showing a gentleman a pair
of finely-matched sorrels which for perfect
symmeterv and style can hardly be sur
passed. They are what one would call a
fine road team, being 15.3 hands high, high
head, well proportioned, they are certainly
just what a gentleman should hitch to some
light drag or tea-cart. Mr. Kerr showed
other handsome riders and drivers, all of
which were free from fault or blemish.
Also some fine draft horses, especially three
full brothers, whose Weights range from
1,600 to 1.730. They resemble each other
very much, any two of which would make
a fine draft team. While in Mr. Kerr's
itable we were introduced to J. M. Owens,
the veteran turfman, and once owner of the
famous Bowdv Boy and other fast ones.
Mr. Owens had Bowdy Boy here when that
famous pacing race occurred at Homewood.
He expects in a conple of weeks to have a
fine lot of riding and driving horses.
Mr. W. O. Brackenridge, the well-known
dealer in hoiseflesh, makes his headquarters
at Mr. Kerr's stables, and almost any day
can show as good a lot of horses to suit all
classes as can be found anywhere. He has
long been handling the best stock, and as a
judge of equine merit and quality he gives
place to no man in the business.
XXX, 1855, Pure Bye Whisky, full
fluarts 52 00
1800, McKim's Pure Bye Whisky,
full quarts 3 00
Monogram, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 1 75
Extra Old Cabinet, Pure By o Whisky,
full quarts 1 50
Gibson's, 1879, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 2 00
Gibson's Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 1 50
Guckenheime'r Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 1 00
Gnckenheimer Export,Pure Bye Whis
ky, full quarts 1 50
Moss Export, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1879 Export, Pure Eye Whisky, full
quarts 1 25
1880 Export, Pure Bye Whisky, full
quarts 1 00
For sale by G. W. Schmidt, Nos. 95 and
97 Fifth ave.
FIRST POPULAR EXCURSION
Via Allegheny Taller Railroad,
Tuesday, July 23.
Toronto, Canada, and return, Z8.
Niagara Falls and return, 57.
Lake Chautauqua and return, (5.
Tickets good ior 15 days returning.
Train of Eastlake and Pullman parlor buf
fet cars leave Union station at 8:45 A. ji.
Tickets now on sale at Union station and
110 Fifth avenue.
Fifty Chicago Babies.
Fifty orders were received from Chicsgo
last Thursday for the famous Half Century
blackberry brandy, sold only at John Mc
Cullough's old establishment, 523 Liberty
street. This was owing to the prevalence of
cholera infantum in that city, for which
disease a high grade blackberry brandy is
"Prince Begent" and "Windsor Castle"
whiskies handled by this house are simply
incomparable. Prices greatly reduced.
What is there more pleasing, healthful
or exhilarating than a glass of sparkling
amber-colored beer, with the genuine
flavor of pure malt and hops? 6ucn.an ar
ticle is brewed by the Bauerlein Brewing
Company, of Bennett's, Pa., and sold by
them in the wood, or n the bottle, quarts
or pints, nnd delivered to all parts of both
cities. Your order will receive prompt at
tention. Telephone, 1018. TTSStt
Hatjoh & Keekan repair, refinish and
upholster furniture of all kinds. Factory,
33 and 34 Water st. Phone 1626.
F. Si T.'a Pilsner Deer.
Call for this celebrated beer. It is to be
found on draught at all first-class bars.
The public have dropped dead onto it:
that Stewart & Co., 90 Federal st, Alio-'
gheny, give 13 cabinet photos for a doiea,.
su ior tu
OLx" GHOstf COLLEGE"
Complete preparatory commercial and
collegiate departments, reopens WEDNES
DAY. SEPTEMBER!; new students examined
Monday, September 2. Apply to Rev. Jonw
x. jium-ur, . a. op., .rresiaent.
CHELTENHAM ACADEMY, OGONTZ,
Fa, Unexcelled location and surronnd
incs. New school equipment. Gymnasium,
military drill, etc. Thorough preparation for
college or scientific school. For circular, eta,
address JNO. CALVIN RICE, A. M., Principal.
TtfEVr YORK MILITARY ACADEMY,
L Cornwall-on-Hudson. Conrses of study In
civil emrlneering, English and classics. Labor
atory, drawing room and field work. Beautlf al
Dulldings, grounds, location. COL. C. J.
WRIGHT, B. 8., A M., Bupfc; BELDHI F.
HYATT. Comd't of Cadets. jeIO-11
T. JOSEPH ACADEMY FOR YOUNG
SETON HILL, GREENSBUBG, PA.
IN CHABGE of
THE BISTERS OF CHABITx'.
This Academy, chartered with rights and
privileges equal to the first academic institu
tions in the State, is situated on the highest
point of a tract containing 200 acres, in view of
the Pennsylvania Railroad, SO miles east of
Pittsbnrg and one-quarter of a mile from
The plan ot Instruction Is systematic and
thoroneb, embracing all that could be desired
for the highest culture. Beside the graduating
departments; there fs a special course adapted
to the wants of young ladles who, not wlshinc:
to go through the course of graduation, are
anxious to obtain a good practical education.
There Is bnt one session, of ten months, open
ins the first Monday In September, and closing
the last Wednesday in Jane.
Pupils received at any time during session;
pension Irom date of entrance.
TERMS Board, tuition, bed and bedding
per session of ten months, $200.
The modern languages, music, drawing,
painting, phonography and typewriting form
The Edison PhonograDh has been introduced
as an auxiliary In training the voice in elocu
tion and vocal mnsic No extra charge for use
of the phonograph.
Instructions in Domestic Economy AT THE
OPTION OF PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
forms a special feature In each department,
and opportunities for culinary practice are al
iorded those young ladies who wish to become
versed In the necessary art of housekeeping.
K. B. This Academy is situated on the same
grounds with St. Mary's Seminary for Small
Boys, Seton Hill.
For Prospectus, containing particulars, ad
dress MOTHER SUPERIOR,
Beton Hill, Greensburg, Pi.
nni--" - -
medicine Jm ml MmmmVmm guinea -x-
For Weak Stomach Impaired Digestion Disordered Liver.
SOLD BY ATT. DRUGGISTS.
PRICE 25 CER8TS PER BOX.
repared only by TH0S.BEECHAM, SLHeIens,Iancashlre,EnglanfL
B. F. ALLEN & CO., Sole Agents
FOK UWTTED STATES, S65 & 307 CANAX. ST., NEW YOKE,
Who (if your druggist does not keep them) will mail Beecham's
Pills onreceiptjof pricfrr-fo inquire first. (Please mention this paper.)
T?.Q-mn frm T-ifvr OasItL OH? Oreci i J3,
OLD ESTABLISHED HOUSE,
Corner Tenth Street and Perin Avenue.
They Ap All
We mean the hosts of people who are daily buying goods
at our Closing Out Sale. This is ample proof that they are
even securing better bargains than they had expected. We
are offering special bargains in all departments every day,
and shall continue to do so until alt goods are sold. We have
sold a great many goods since this closing sale commenced,
but our stock being very large we have yet a great variety
from which you, can select anything you want in the line of
lamps, Glass, China and Queensware, Clocks, Bronzes, Gas
Fixtures, Wedding and Anniversary Gifts. Our stock is all
new and comprises everything in the above line, useful and
ornamental. Don't delay, but call at your earliest convenience.
The J. P.Smith Lampf Glass and China Co
935 Penn Ave., Between Ninth and Tenth Sts.
MT. DE CHANTAL,
Near Wheeling, W. Va.,
(SISTERS OF THE VISITATION.)
A school of more than national reputation,
offers exceptional advantages for thorough ed
ucation of young ladies in all departments. Li
brary of 8,000 volumes. Fine philosophical,
chemical and astronomical apparatus.
Musical department specially noted. Corps
of piano teaehers trained by a leading professor
from Conservatory of Stutgart. Vocal culture)
according to the method of the old Italian mas
ters. Location unsurpassed for beauty and health.
Ten acres of pleasure grounds. Board excel
lent. For catalogues and references to patrons In
all the principal cities, address
SeqTS-SU THE DIRECTRESS.
EL Mary's Seminary
For boys between the ages of 4 and 12 years. la
charge ot the Sisters of Charity,
Seton Hill, Greensburg, Pa.
The object of the school is to provide for boys
of tender years a place where they may enjoy
all the comforts of home and care of parents,
together with the benefits of salutary discipline
and careful teaching in the usual Encllsa
It is situated on a beautiful farm, containing
COO acres.tri view of the Pennsylvania Railroad,
about 30 miles east of Pittsburjr and one-fourth
of a mile from Greensburc station.
The course of instruction embraces the or
dinary English studies pursued in the best
schools by bojs of the age of tboso admitted to
Other branches are elective, and will bo
taught if desired by parents or guardians.
Terms Pension for board, tuition, washing;
mending and bedding per session of 10 months.
Music, eta. etc., form extra charge.
N. B. Ihls seminary is situated oa same
grounds with St. Joseph Academy for Young
Ladies, Seton Hill, Green3barg, Pa.
For prospectus, containing particulars, ad
dress MOTHER SUPERIOR, Seton Hill,
Greensburg, Pa. jy21-52
Men's Furnishing Stores,
100 FEDERAL ST., Allegheny.
New line of Flannel Shirts just received. All
the new things in tUat line.
Full line of White Shitts. laundriedand un
lanndried. Best values tor tho money.
Dyeing, cleaning and laundry offices.
Pittsburg Telephone 1261; Allegheny Tele
phone 39. jjS-MWT
' - " K ,ai
Furnish a most attractive home
upon our Cash or Easy Payment
Plan. We are furnishing hun
dreds of homes throughout the
city with the greatest satisfaction
to our patrons. Our xcarerooms,
covering several immense floors,
offer to buyers the most complete
etc., etc., to be found in the city.
People like to come and see these
goods even if they do not care to
purchase. Many find time to look
through the various departments
of our immense establishment
and get posted about home fur
nishings. Specially for this week we have
inaugurated a big sale of Refrig
erators and Eaby Carriages,
making a uniform reduction of
30 per cent in all these desirable
goods. We must get rid of them
now, while people want 'em. Our
fall goods will soon be coming in -and
we must make room for 'em,
hence our great reductions.
'A . H'? '''-' -' 'J,lrtHSSlS
i ' ! r A i r V - inWiK.