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.ToV2: No, 2S9.!"S5.'--;Vv'.'
: .27, 1897.
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TAIL AT $5.00, $6.00; rT.OSA $7-50, . .$8.00
AND $9.00. WE. OFFER THEM AT $3.50,
$3.98, $4.45, $4.98, $5.00 AND $6.00". (
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, Biordan &. Co's Report of Teste
' ' Transactions;.. -
Special to. the Gazette!
" V 'New York." iNorie. -The ThanksgrTing
holiday is -usually redsd'-with; : appre -
w vuuum tuMv,. 4t "a-,.means .absol-ute , freedom touse fthe high
ifreqitently been followed by . sensational gift which God has given; to man.
ooanges m prices. t j:V 's I il . ff iT s
Today, however, ere was no develop
nnent 01 an excixing iiaxure awr -cne marjsB
a 'naif Bixty-fourth. in lJir re
sponded to here by a slightly, lower open
ing, ; January , selling on the first call ,at
5.66. Immediately after the iOpenwiig -.the
market became very dnil and continued ;sb ; or absurdities;, whatsoever source -it
until just before the dose, when liberal from, ' whether from angels, bi-
short covering caused a small (upward ftur- mes, churches or godsand he who pursues
ry, January advanced to 5.73 and closedg lln6 of thought is a free man, Intel
at 5.72 to 5.73 with the tone of-the narket'i-jc,tuay An ' gpiritoially. ' ;v- .
- firm. The movement for the week, al- '"With all the changes I have made, I
though very heavy, was disappointing, to old fast to' all that is just and true and
the boars. RIORDAN & C$, ; j good, which has come to us through great
Bank Officials Examined.
Julius C. Martin, esq., the special master
appointed in the matter of "the return of
deposits ; 'placed in the Western Carolina
bank on the day -before the ifailureC had
an examination of the officers and Urec-v
; tors of 'the bank ' yesterday. tDdfectorB
"Wbite G. Smith, H. T. Collins," T.
j Bearden; ' - President - Lewis Maddux' if.and
Teller 'Rankin were examined by Mr- 'Mar'
' fcin and. cross-examined by.- DonaTdi Gilli,
esq., who.: represented the ,. genera!! deposiT
tors opposed to the xet-urn of the -deposits.
Air. (Martin will file his . report before De
comber 7, the time' at which' Judges .Ewart
and Norwood will hear the report. ..'.'w
iHaverhill, "Mass., Nov. 26.--iFrederick
Smith;, liquor dealer in Boston," convicted
of offering license bribes to aldermen here
two years ago, and def aulted ..before' sen
tence, surrendered himself, today , He had
been traveling in, Europe. ,
New York, Nov. 26.- Helen,. Coppagefarf
rived here today from Cklumbna;-.Ohio".
She begins her period of fasting December 4
6, and expects to distance . all -previous
records including those of Dr, Tanner and
Prof. Succi.. , ; , r .' J ( , . t- r
. " THE IOWA. PERFECT., ' . 4
Washington, -,Nov. 6.-rTho. 'battleship
Iowa Is reported to be perfect in- every
respect ' It has developed no 'defects.- The
report was received' at the-JnaVy depart
ment today. , ':'-
E. Coffin,, auctioneer, .will sell Saturday,
the 27 th day of November,, at 12 o'clock, on
south' side of court square, a-.knare eight
years old, in good order,, aiccustomed to
be .driven and ridden about, Asheville.
Also a lady's saddle. -t V'l -250-1
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine-' Tablets..; All
druggists ; refund the; money: If it fails to:
cure. 25c. .The genuine has L. B.Q. m
each tablet. t ' ---.-!..- 4 ',s
, Stable k for rent ' near I Hotel 1 Berkeley.
Ateo one sett tat harid-maflo dotihjle bar- .
netw at ;iO.00.'--S. H. Ched ester. " . 1
Prof; BoTmaii'sr Second , JiS;
tnre at the Court Houses r
''The Weakness and- th6- Powerxf
Modern ChriitTanW'1'" '
Orator Asserts ?tPEit He -Has Goiie
-. up btairs, noi unangea.
A Belieyer in the Power of Spiritual
Gifts. J
The, Scientific: Test of Truth Religion Dimmed
by ,' Superstition .and .Doub-An Attack on
; Modern Christian Theology. . ..
f A, fair sized, audfencfe, .tooltidiag num-
ter of ladies, Assembled: at the court house
lat evening to hear Prot, W. 3; Bowman's
lefctUre m " "The -weakness and, " the ;po,wer
of nKKtern Ohristianity." .
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In f opening his address Prof. Bcrwrnan
Baid: .. "ilt may De "proper tor" roe to say. in
a jeyr- introductory remarks, coat l am a-
ware that the people of slieville, espec-
ial'iy tJie older citizens, 'knew gometMng of
the changes whicn'- have ' mftrked. my;,ca-
re$r. I have different views. -now .from
f those I entertained in my younger days.
To tJhe question "-often, asked" -ahe ty my
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frieirda: rfifira.rdine . bh different .views
' ,n e rbepetofore witheld, I reply that in-
stead of "changing I have simiply gone up
Continuing, Mr. Bowman said: "The
man who joins an , orthodox choir'dh and
then leaves -It for- another orthodox c&urch
has changed, twit -the man who,, es I have
done, goes 'up" stairs' isV" instead of hang
in&," eoing .on a different ' plane. I lhave
taken three degrees,, the last one dnwhlch
4- .vrt-r
1 jiiiibfi&tf'-efiSiott of
freer-thought when I passed f rom, a" theo
Wgicai plane? and stobd'upon the great hd
universal jlane , of theosophy and as 'an
. 1'There are , two classes of, thinkers,' one
a ?ree thinker and thre'bther' a slatve' Chink
ery 'the. latter being compelled to' think in
.certain aine and must believe certain
jdoctrines or else be damned.
X. ': Free thought is as a, child of heaven; It
snbiime conception, the ideal. It
r reason: It As. . to. use thia -srre&tf triit t rind
Uas given us in .studying j the heavens,' the'
t stars, in looking. .upon, the infinite space of
ology and all nature, and, , to accept that
wmcn : iooKs most aike trutn ; that woiich
adheres -itself to.:the iConscience and inind,
nPwt th"n -wihiwh jUto Jit atob
and good men, - and as "was spoken by the
prophets and contained in the bible.
k "If I seemingly iay anything harsh " . a
gainst ! Chris tian'ity, I wish you to bear in
mind that -1 am not attacking Christianity
as it was at first taught, but-.that I am la
menting the condition xf -j.Christianity - in
modern . times, ; xr in other words Christian
1 theology,. . ,
:"I believe-in. Christianity; and ; . th!e great
teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.- I .believe
in its power . of . spiritual gift.- Its power
is'-a tongue of fire.J 't believe in the spir
itual - dispensation which Went' forth ' In
those bid days; and "which. "Wa& " meant to
continued These .wornderffuF powers-known
as spiritual gif ts, ?V fchinc,1 shotiidjjontlnuei.-
I believe In - the original : and primitive
Ch'rstlanity, and if this had never been
switched - off the track -r It would free , the
earth by its great might and power,
r "Religion is -Jthe .jdeepestand mostCa
cred sentiment that ever was. Jodgedjn the
human soul, thoulgh it 'may 'bo Mummed by
superstitions and doubts. I am not a blas
phemer. - - .;
In the past-men had-td" depend 'on a
faith or an authority "for. what- "they ;heapd,
butt, the - time has' -come, - when under, the
universal' intelligence that -'authority may
no longer be taken as a truth, but the fact
ofvJtself is demanded.
- 'Probably the orthodox Christian, who
has never " cared .to investigate - and Is
contented to accept a belief, may say -tfhere
Is' no weakness in modern. 'Christianity;
though a great power, s. Would. such- an .as
sertion be well founded?. : What is' thtest
of a weakness? I know but' one test' and
that Is sufficiency or insufficiency;" It is
perfectly legitimate to " undertake thfs as
a -subject, for Investigation; Whett- anyT
thing is' undertaken and Is" not -aceomplishi
ed hy giving it a fair test 'then' lt4s a sub
ject i of scientific ; investigation,'' ,-If , it- is
accomplish-ed, then it showa power; and if
inot accomplished, ;a weakness. ..W-
C ' - ' THE -CHRISTIAN' CHURCH: r;i:r-'
'By.a scientific test -of the.CJxr'Istian
ihiirfb .what can ''we 'determine? ' 'J c
'' -.. -'What "'is called! Christianity ' started a-
bout 2.0UU years ago to accompiisn a certain-
purpose. " It came' -as -a -voice ' crying
in ithe' wilderness, 'prepare 'ye- therwsEy f or
th Lord. It "came a a (promise 0 cover
the earth with righteousness.- ,It came as a
city of the: New Jerusalem-to introduce a
- reign, of universal, peace 4n.the newworld.
Thi .promise, was, to accomplish .these
things- 6to0ftiV--not -in- a' thousand Tears-
All- the early Christians -w;ere looking jtok
the fulfillment' of these 'promises.-... Chris-.
tianity has now being going on tor,. Jiearly L
2,000 years and; has been tryingJ its cand
in' all the nations ,Xor twenty centuries to
accomplish all that it could, to overthrow
the world and: redeem it from in and pov?
erty. What is the. result? . It is tJhat these
very countries, -which have been. . the , longest
subjected to .and almost completely yunder
the domam' ; of the Christian-; religion' axe
the (moist illiterate, . .the most degenerate
and the most corrupt in all the. wrorid,
as -to thfe Catholic church. The Spanish
government which has been so Jong under
the church, is. anothed..- example., v TJie
cruelties which have . been ' perpetrated by
this,, nation d, a reproach to . all the na
tions of the world (applause)
"All the churches, have (been putting
forth thir greatest efforts to redeem- the
world and what1 do we see instead ? T say
nothing of the crime committed by the
church itself, we see crime all over the
world still, with ' religious bigotry added, i
Church spires are . jpointang . heavenward
while the moral ' and ; social -, condition of
.society is pointing hellward. : ,
.The preachers are talking about , the
past .and the myths of the future heaysns
and hells . while the .present is (pressing,
pressing, pressing. Prisons are wreaking
with their - foulness, crimes are committed
and blasphemies are' uttered. Policemen
are busy with their clubs, and In a civiliz
ed nation. And even women, thousands, of
wlhmn are forced to a- life of -eu'IOft by the
glorious circumstance of 'Christian, civil
ization.' .
"I leave this question with yon. There
is 'something' wrong and this is an -open
secret. It is an open secret where the
weakness is. 'It ds not In the moral pur
poses of the church, or in the teachings of
the founder of the Christian Teligion; not
in the teafchings of Nazarine, or in the
religion of Jesus, but it is In the theology
that has su'dceed'ed the gennine arCicle.
: "The church has -failed, not because it
is Christian; but because it is not Chris
tian,. Its system neglects this world and
concerns itself with another tworld;" 'Jesus
intended that this world should -be re
deemed. "The failure jto accomplish this redemp
tion-has not been in the heart; but the
head, i Theoloerv consists- of , those 'irldeas
which are produced by educatioh,' whtf e'ee-
Iierton'ls aomething very differenL Men
disagree in their theological ' faiths, but
they have the same ideas about . religion.
every 'one Relieving' that it" is all: that. Sr'
good5 and greatand ,a.rcojisuj)Q!in,atlQi? - ,01
love. :The difffculty my 'frfehIi,A4 tfrta-:tlxe
open secret is the theology twhich has sue
ceeded the ortginal and primitive Christl
anity.v '
The hiandsomeet catalogne we havoever
seen produced fromv a-jewelry house out
side .of Tiffany, of New York, and "doe or
two others . of his class has ju6t been
Dublished by Arthur M. Field of this city
The. catalogue is a handsomely bound pam
phlet of pjr forty pages (11x14 .Inches) of
heavy ' stiner oalndar paper-bound.wi th a
hcavyjolive colored cover on which are tib
facturing Jeweier.jAsnev'iiiei, ortn. tiaro
ia.., The book' contains several hundred
illustrailions. and a, complete price list . of
some thpyahd articles of silver and gold
ware, souvenirs ana jewelry..
Nack vNot Called
to Testify
Again. .
New York, Nov.' 26. The prosecution In
he-pase of Martin Thorn closed this after
noon' and c6nrt,'.adJourned t: uhtitM'ondiay; ai
nine. a. sn. i . .-. '. - v-
' After , the. case, of People against Thorn
was completed a,ccnirt,adjournedns,
juaooox ;,reconyenea;..tine cpurt a -xmorn
the ; jury! about talking and .court ' again
adjourned nnt'il ! Monday . morning: r; The
district ; attorney's decision "fnotvtv6eaIir
'Mrsi:ack:-aKawltneSS was sbattethihg'of a
surprise. It is now said she will' insist on
going oh the stand. '
Played by -Siberian Miners" on a Li
- n qnor Dealer. c
: Cleveland, Nov. 26. -Two bunco men who
represented themselves to 'Max Bernstein,
a wealthy liqnorr dealer, as Siberian miners,-
wanted t sell him $15,000 of gold
dust jfor $12,000. This deal . was ' made a
couple of weeks ' agou. . Bernstein has . just
discovered., that the:, ''gold dust" .J brass
filings-' Several Cleveland detectives are
in 'New York today to quest: of th men;
The deal was made at OBroaiway Central
botel, '.New York. "
Missori Pacific Employees- Made
""j. Glad,. " - i
; SU Louis, 'Nov.. 26. Fifteen thousand
employees of the Missouri, -Pacific and Iron
Mountain' roalroad system, whose salaries
had been cut from 'five to twenty per cent.
in 1893, were onade glad by the proclama
tion issued by President George Gould! to
day ; restoring their wages to the former
basis' ) The montbly pay roll averages $1,
025,000... . ."V . . -
Barcelona Disapproves New Spanish
s; 'Government Policy: - l"
Barcelona, Nov. 26 The municipal coun
cil here entertained General Weyler at a
banquet, this evening. The expression of
the" Barcelona officials was pthepopiuilar dis
approval of the policy of stho Sagas ta gov
ernment. ' ' - " f ,
Tftete Are"Now None of" Our Ooiintryy
Vmen inCuban Prisons. r ,
, . Washington, Nov. 26. Consul General
Lee-'today notified "tho . state department
that General iBlanco has released' Smoelion
I from the Spanish prison of Sagua 'La Grand
There; - are jiow no mericansi in,; Cuban
Tie Bear Sets Out to Rescue
Ice Bound Whalers.
Dangers and DifficultiesThat Con-
front Its "Mem
To Traverse Alaska m: the Bead
of,, Winter.
The Disaster That Caused the Gov-
' ' w irnment to Act.
Interesting History of the Bear-f-The Best Cru
' sler ; That Has , ver ; lEntd '. the Arctic
.Washington, Nov. 26. rThe revenue cut
ter (Bear, sailed this evening. It will clear
Port Townsend tomorrow on its way to the
Nor Kb-Pacific, ocean.
i i Once in awhile the machinery of govern
Dient moves so swiftly toward the accom
plishment of a humane purpose that you
are almost tempted to disbelieve that any
such thing as red tape really exists. ' The
prompt action of the treasury department
in sending: out n expeditlpn to rescue the,
boo wnaiers whose vessels .are jmprisonea
in the ice of the Arctio. ocean, is a brilliant
exampiej of' ia. - Republics may be
grateful, but after this we cannot e&j that
ours is, wholly heartless. ;-! - f it
' Early in November the startling tidings
were : brought 4 into " San tfraciseovifchati
eight 'whaling vessels had been , nipped in
the vicinity of Cape Barrow, which Is the
mos , northerly" point o. Alaska.? 5 Those
wholreaiized the peril were- active in put
ting the facts before the proper authori
ties., . The official heart of 1 the nation was
touched. -Withthe least possible delay the
situation was explained at a cabinet meeting,-;
wid; & few daya.s latervecretaryGag8
of the treasury, gave ordersto the revenue
cutfc Dear,.then; inwintequarters ijat
Seattle, :to-taoc6ii6rth''tathe'relief of
the endangered sailors.. fr:
TJtie jlews of the impending disaster .to
the unfortunate whaliUjg vsels and their
crews, was brought. down , by taat-M ihe
whaling fleet which hadbeen lucky enough
to escape therice. It is the custom ofwhal
ing vessels to m,ake a two years" trip into
the arctio seas.' The first summer is spent
in going up through Bering sea to the
polar sea, tajd :tbe following winter is
passed under the lee of fiersohel Island,
I from whence they proceeoLJnthe spring to
cnase the .whales running back-. for shelter
in the fall. From December , to May tiie
arctio seas artfswent bv terrifiri ffaWfrnm
the north Wai-d which drive" great floe ,pf j
iuo uu mw uiea&. uxiuroceccea snoroB. nil-.
irig mass on mass until the beiach is oufc
iujbu uy jaggeu luuuudaiqs 01 ice. . v.nca
the shelter bT BIerschel island is rehel.
the' ships 'are' safe, but 'occaslonallj?
do not get back to this haven In time. '
This is exactly the misfortune which
has overtaken the eight whaling ships
whose officers and 'crews at least those
who have managed' to reach shore in safe
ty, are now facing starvation.. ".Four ot
the ships are reported to be frozen in at a
point about six miles off Point Barrow,
and the other four are caught fully 150
miles out in "the Arctic' bceansomewhere
north of Return reef. All are exposed to
, r , THE BEAB.V ., - -.v
the merciless power of the crushing, grind
ing masses of ice which are at this time of
year being driven shoreward by gales of
whose ; savage fury we of ;the . tern perate
zone can have but a feeble conception. No
ship which was ever built could stand that
awful pressure, and it Js expected that the
doomed whalers will' be. ground to pieces
during the first storm. -Whether
or not the 265 men . have by
this time escaped to the bleak,1' inhospitable
shore is an open question..' If their ships
have not already been destroyed, it would
hardly seem probable; that they should
wait until the final' catastrophe and then
take the' slim chances of making a journey
of many miles over the heaving,' grinding
uiooovo uj. jiiuviug iw., ? xue xuuro plausi
ble theory is that the unfortunate whalers
have gone' ashore with what provisions
and , clothing 'they could ' manage to-: take
and have established ar camp;or else1 have
tried to reach Ioihfe"Barrow.i Efen at the
latter place there is not enough food to
keep a surplus'of 65 inen during the "win
ter. At one time the government did have
a supply station there for this express pur
pose,, but a few. years ago it was . sold to a
private company,' and theprbvisions have'
been removed. V , f ' t , A-J,
U Of course It will ; be Impossible for the
Bear to go through "Bering strait at this'
season of the year, for that gateway to the
arctic has been closed' for weeks by an im
passable barrier of ice. The plan of the
rescue expediti6h, rthereforei Will be" for the
Bear to steam up' the Alaska coast as far
as possible, perhaps to Norton sound, and
there send . out ' an ' overland expedition.
Captain Tuttle of the Bear is td tie in sen'
eral command of .the expedltipn, but 'the
land party,, which is to make an overland
march of hundreds of miles across an arc
tic waste in the dead of winter, will be in
charge of Lieutenant Hooker, also of the
revenue cutVcr. - '
According to the suggestions of Secre
tary Gage, an attempt will be made to col
lect a large herd of government reindeer
and dxjve these from the neighborhood of .
Port" Clarence, the reindeer station", to
Point Barrow, the animals being designed
to furnish the double purpose of pack car
riers and supplies ''on . the . hoof. - The
perils of this overland trip,' even for a well
equipped and well , provisioned party, will
be something appalling, but the men who
will undertake it are thoroughly expe
rienced and have been especially chosen
for the purpose.
The revenue cutter Bear has long enjoy
ed the distinction of being the best cruiser
in the arctic regions and has become fa
mous for her long and ' successful service
in the dangerous northern waters. She
was built in Greenock, Scotland, for the
Dundee whaling fleet, but was purchased
by this government and in 1883 won the
applause of the civilized world by her
plucky rescue of the Greely survivors.
Later she was sent to the Bering sea sta
tion and for more than a dozen years has
been battling sea and ice in those wild
waters. This time she is called upon to
force her way as far north, as possible, and
Captain Tuttle may be depended upon to
urge the gallant cutter to do her, best, for
the lives of 26 American sailors are at
stake. FKAiWtf Price.
His Assailant Gus Lambert, "Who Was
Trying to Steal a Ride, is Still i f 1
at Large
Jr .The many frlnds of Mr. il M; BumgarJ'
nerj.. who for the past several years has
been an engineer-on .the. Western North
Carolina and the Southern, railway com
pany's, trains, were: startled yesterdjay
with the annoimceirient of the fact thai h'e
had been very seriously if not fatally' shot
by . a man named Gois Dam'bert hear Arden
in this county. The facts surrounding .this
unfortunate difficulty, from the best infor
mation to 'be obtained, seem to 'be-as fol
lows: " , . '
JBtnmgarner was at the throttle on the
train from Columbia to Ashevllle, which
was due at - AsheviHe at -3:20. At--
point near Fletchers, in Henderson conn
ty, IthtrfuiTlQade'' a' zKortlVfr a!.rsTra
boarded," by Gus Lambert. ConducioivRay
waa in -oharge-of the-train and" he' ei
pelted -Lambert several times for-nonrpay
ment .of his fare4 - Just-before reaching
Arden v Lambert was -again removed from
the train by the conductor and' the fellow
created a disturbance. Engineer-Bumgar'-
ner nearing it left his engine and under
took, to' settle the trouble, when he also
became engaged in a 'difficulty 'with'-Lam-
bert. A few angry, words were passed,
when Lamhert drew his pistol and shot
Bumgarher; the- bail' entering the side.
Immediately; after the shooting. Lambert
fled,, pursuedtoy . several (persons wJhO"Were
present , :when .the shooting occurEed, . The,
wounded ,nn wasken-. up, placed. on, the.
tar: and, brought' to jAshevilleu wherre ,Jie
pital and attended by Dr. W. D. ttilliard: '
'V AThe ball . had hot been, extracted oh ac-
count of his serious condition at 11 o'
clock last ,nlght r- ('-; :'.-.-:-'
.Late in vthe evening. : parties were inpur
suit of Lambert, .4but . at- last accounts lie
had not oeen taken. ,.- . u:
Lambert is a noted character in Bun
combe county, there being now three bills
of Indictment .pending against hinf 'for dif
ferent offenses. Clerk "Wilson informed
the Gazette yesterday evening" that several
processes were in the hands of the 'Officers
for his 'arrest.- : ' "
Sheriff Williams of Henderson county,
accompanied by JV M. Morgan and Deputy
Sheriff Greenwood, left this city last night
in search of. Lambert..
Argument to;" Begin Today Before
i ' , ,v Judge Ewart.
J According to appointment, Judge Bwart
arrived in the city yesterday afternoon,
and last night in the .parlor of 'the Berke
ley hotel proceeded with .the, hearing of"
testimony in the Hilliard-Gilmer case. A-
mong the attorneys and, others interested
present ; were : Hon. W. , T. Crawford, G.
S. Ferguson, R. D. Gilmer, L M. Welch,
S. C. Welch, W. W. xStringfield and James
Thomas' of Waynesvilie, Judge A.; C.'vAvery
of Morganton, And; Judge H.' G. Bwart of
Hendersnoville. ; The argument of counsel
will begin today. - - -
McKinley, in Accord, WHL His Rec?
" ' commendations' - - - 1
Washington! Nov. 26. The annual- re
port 1 of the secretary of -the treasury, ac
cording to ' present plans, will be sent to
congress either on the first;.or second day
of the coming., session, -v ,As to the secTe
tary's plans ; for the reform - of. ourrency
enough Is learned to fiitcm fa df. da adlala
enough is learned to give 'confidence that
the president is in full accord in his views
with Secretary! Gage's recommendations.
There will be no differences t between the
president: and the secretary.. kyr. jr
':"TS. Coffin; auctioneer, .will sell Saturday,
the 27th day of November, at 12 o'clock, on
south side of court ; square a . mare eight
years old, in good -order, accustomed tcT
be driven' and . ridden : ahouit Ashevillev-
Also a" lady's saddle. - ,-h . v -250-lf
- Dr, . W. C Brownson will r open - an office
on November 18, at No.- 60Patton ave
nue, second floor above ticket office v of
Southern railway. Office . hours, 2 to 4
p; m. Telephone, office. 34, residence, 114
Granted for . Six Months by
the Aldermen. - 1
Increased Appropriation for the Mis-
v Sion Hospital.
Lively Argument , on the Petition
Against Drmnming, ,
Ordinance to Enforce the Payment
of Hack Fares.
Oyster Dealers Enter u ProtestHClingman
Square' Large Amount of Susiness Befbri
At the meeting of the aldermen last
night licenses to do business were granrtod
to the thirteen" saloons ' now in operation
in- Asheville, and to one additional the
Swannanoa hotel.
The petltkmers were: A Q. Halyburton, '
P. A. Marquardt, P MeKiasick, FwunK '
Loughran,' James , H." Loughran, Sf $ Cun
ningham, J,,H. Langer A. Freck, Patrick
Mclntyre, F. A, Lincoln & Co.C.'-B; Mc, -i
mtyre, John. Q'Dorxmi Frank ;ppotflell
Hampton and Featfeerifton, r
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On . motion of , ASdermah' Kennedy; the y H
petitions were considered as ewholei and. "-A
were passed without a dissenting -, .vote.
Tlieje was no protest to the. action-of the v
toard, os had been expected.; ; The-lieenses' -
are all for six months, beginning ' Janur ;
aryl. t- , , - . , tn . vn'i,
Oati- P"' . TIT' Tn4. J -r-k .-i- -..
Fletcher appeared': in Jhal of the Mission i?i'l
hospital, askingthat ,ithe . .appropriatien :of -'s W:
S2& v monthly - granted i-hyi-the' city be '4n" :
creased to 50. i Captain Patton referred, to i
tthe Injury . to JEhugineer Baumgamer 'and
to? take 'the patient had : the-'hospitaif -bead" - A v
closed .Bje said- -It 'tookth strictest .econ- h' '
oihy jto enable the hospital (tp existnthe,.;- .'v;--present
, injjome and-that, the' physicians;
received no .remuneration for their, labors, c ' 1
'Dr. Fletcher said that there had bee?, an, v;r"
average of ten "chariity patients, "
hut that" if the city would donate-; $600,-' "r' --
ed b the county, wotild assure the couCin- '
uance of the: work. - : -
The mayor,-AKderman Hill and several
others -expressed their , approval of the ap
propriationi, andnn . motion , it , was voted "to
fgrant it. - , ,
y.:K . HACK.FARES.". .
CSatain Patton said he wished to call-the -"V1'
.attention. J vof the -. board to anothey
maitter which? was that passengers after' J
enjoying hack, rides often". Jumped ouit, , .
leaving 'tbair. fares unpaid, and that there - -
was : nothing;; to. compel - paymenL' To
meet this injustice' ho offered an ordinance,
the suiDstahoe of which was that it shall
bethe duty of licensed hackmen to inake a
contract with each passenger as to bev,the
amount to be charged, and if ithe-y neglect
to do so. or if any rassener shall refuse
UO nay tne sum aereed uron. sucn menect . '
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or ' refusal shall , be-subject , to a fine notv
exceeding, :-$504)0 ;or imprisonment not ' to "-f
exceed thirty: days. Hackmen are Iso re- -Lux i & &
quired to post a copy ; of the ord-3nance.:-V .-.V
conspicuously. , ' f-
On motion of Alderman Jones the orai- ' . -c'
nance was. put ion. its first reading. 'Cv
A. Webb, esa., then recited .a '-case irT
which a client had failed to-pay him, and 'r
wished ot know why the ordinance could ' r a.v
not be made to cover .this -case also.. sj ,',-, -
Then the aldermen voted to refer the or- : f '''
dlrrance to the city attorney for a report. .
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. Therej were a large num'ber of merchants .. ' '
present in the, council room and the cause
of their presence 'was revealed when ' ' .:
Judge Shuford presented a petition, from . -
a number of merchamts askings that''1store-.'i t ei -
keepers or their agents be. prohibit fronj '
drummiing outside ' of ' their stores. ,The "
petition was signed byM. Swartaberg, A i
Blomberg.Alexander & Courtney, A. Whit- w"
lock, G A. Means & Sons, J. M. . Stoner r. v -: "
T.vS. Morrison the Men's Outfitter, N.; P.,yT?'?fe.v
Chedester, F. A. Sumner, J. D. Blanton, G.
A. -Greer and others! . ; .
Judsre - Shuford said Sin .substantiation ' of . '
the petition that .it. was Jthe jcu.tom..of :
ble around. farmers to tflse warehouses' as ?
soon asx they sold : their, tobacco, ? aid ;. try
and Induce ihern to dispose of their money
at their stores. - He 'said this action by- X'. v:
some stores' compelled others to- follow suit b :i2
and that "'the employment of .drummers : fs
created Sj "jreat and - unnecesary expense." f
Judge1 Thomas A,'.-Jones .presented a - -
counter petition signed by B., BArtkin V
J. H: Louighinan.-W. H. Deaver and a num- r.-.v- -v.
ber - of others. - Judge Jones Said that he J-xa'.f
disliked to oppose' Judge Shufords .petlr vVj, ''
tlon when-t was sisned bv two aldermen
or firms ithie represented bat he" was conVr'v, ,
vmced that 4f even they were to consider J t
it for, a- moment- they would' see: that- it r -f
was unjust. Judge-Jones characterSaed Pit '-U
as being "as unconstlitutional and nonsteta--;. r ' -sical
as Captain Patton's ordinance.'?; Hen;,'V--v'
mo4vI 4 Vi AanriU'nf ' 'itthemi fat worn nrtt hat- j-'-.j
hies,-and needed' no ordinance to protect
them from drummers He said that there,
was already - an ordinance " against-nui;". nr t "
sances, and if -these mSen made themselves ,t
as odious as'Jhad been chargedv they could ;.-!. v-
On motion- the matter was reriM.to5We4t'i.-.
city attorney. to'.prepare an ordinance ,cpv- tv-v..
errng the grounds. . " !' iV
apt; 31 'M.J Gudger appeared in behabT of.. ..
Mrs, -Lange, -No action was "taken. -.'-.;'.
, Mrs. Ella Chunn's ciami' for 'damages to ?.. . . - .
? J:-;.4Contnsuedjon Eighth Page.) !
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