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Vol 2:.No.$5:' ASHEyiLLE, N. C, FRIDAY JIOENINGf, BECEMBEE 3, 1897.
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Best genuine furs, elec
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' LE3TnER FRCMl' KOAH)(3fiA. :V
fW. T. Austin, lormerly ' of this city,
writes the following: letter to the', Knoz
ville Journal: ' y ' '.
Kildare, !Kay county,' Oklahoma.'
; ' Xctobet 21,Vi97. .
Editor pf Journal: I have just emi
grated to this coun'ty . to make my home
with my two daughters . . who - married
Messrs. E. P. and John 'N. Brooks, (broth
ers. 'Finding the climate all any one could
wish for, the land just rolling enough to
drain itself .and as: rich as; the Tennessee
river bdttoms or iMossy - Creek , Valley, I
feel it a duty I owe my hundreds of labor
ing neighbors and friends of ; East "Ten
nessee and Western 'North Carolina; to
give them mjr views of this grand country,
thinly - settled and, as yet, -, the land so
cheap. One man can break' and drill eighty
acres of wheat. This has. been .done by . a
number of men whom I know this fall, and
the wheat is now ready for fall pastures.
This last year air. E. P. 'Brooks, with a lew
days hired help, made 2,Z00 bushels of
wheat which can be seen: that ' one man
can make $1,700 off of wheat alone and
only with a small amount Xof hired help,v
The soil is suited for all-kjnds of grasses
and vegetables. Fruit -.trees : are growing
in all this sec'tion of the country and the
crop seldom fails. - ; : : ; " '" 1 '
I have been a. farmer all my life and
claim that'I am a fair" judge of different
soils and all kinds of stocks . After, a care
ful examination of the climate; and. situ
ation of this country' and the : soils I
think I am safe in saying tha't lor farming
and stock raising this "one ..of the garden
spots of the United States.' I am now past
68 years of age, was-born, dn Hawkins
county (now Hamblen).; ,! was raised and
lived 65 years in Grainger county, Vso that
I am heir , to that rich country of East
Tennessee. J I have . many -personaf lfrlends
in East Tennessee1 and at any ; time r will
cheerfully answer' any,' and ;; all inquiries
about this section either through . the col-
nmns of the Journal or by lettef.c Tvmtisk
say that I have not seen in, East.Tennes
see more "beautiful of i pleasant; .October
weather th an we are having here -, Good
rains aid no frost 'yet.' Yours truly,- -
W. T. AUSTIN; "';
WOMAN'S HOME tCSDIMPANIOC'TKXR IMS-
y CEQIBER. I ''"I,"
In the variety; Interest aitd tfaneliness : of
its literary features,, and Inthe.beanty ,6f
Sts illustrations, the 'December Woman'B
Home Companion is ' a notable - number.
'Christmas stories are contributed by popu
lar writers, including "A Study in Hearts,.
, by iLIlian i Bell ; "The Mother's ; Christmas
and the Baughter's," by Harriet. Prescott
Spofford; 1A "Christmas BulletMbyOpie
Read, and "A'.Chrismtas Gift," by Abbie
'Farewell Brown. : In a symposium entitled
'Songs of Yuledde' :- such , clever, verse
makers as Clinton ;ScolIard; Ernest Mc-'
Gaffey, Ella Hlggihson. and 'Wililam, Wght
foot Visscher are represented.: Jf Maud
Souders chats cleverly about -the contents
of "The Christmas Book-Shelf;" Jean Rob
erts presents a novel idea in 'A' Game' of
Chess ;" Hezekiah Butterworth Jias some
thing pertinent to say about 'Christmas
Merriments, and W Bert (Foster furni3hf
s the Christmas story for the 'little .folk.
Aside from the purely holiday features
there are many other good things,' Include
ing the closing chapters , of 1 Jnlia -Magrnd-er's
story-A 'Realized IdeaJ.' ' , k ,
Try our .peanut brittle made fresh erery
ay. The Alcazar,: 82 Patton avenue. ? : ?;,
f : J
Yesterday's . EventsV Chrbni-
t - , cled Briefly.-
A , Urge . umbeT of Arrivals Re
increase m : JJ reiga iJUSineSS. . 011 j
l a' t. j
line. bOUt uOrK : 1
Fnreriflintnont tfir tko Rencflf sf
Address Last Evening at the Y. M. C. A. on
Fruit Bearing1 Bishop Dudley of Ken-
tucky in the City Special A. Li. Drill.
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There were more arrivals in the city
yesterday than during . any one day this
week. ' '"- -";--''.. .' i. .
TL H. Porter, of the ' Chicago, Eastern
and Illinois, arrived yesterday with his
family in a private oar. Mr. . Porter will
return at once to Chicago. -'His family
have taken a 50ttagehere for the winter.
William E. Hidden, the discoverer of the
Hiddenite, is in Western ivorth Carolina
prospecting. ..... .... . .
Freight business is ery. good on the
Southern and'siows. an increase. Yester
day, several extra freight traits were sent
Rt. Rev. T. U. Dudley, D. D., the bishop
of Kentucky, with Mrs. Dudley and daugh-
ter, are at the Battery Park. Bishop 'Dud
ley will remain over Sunday and preach at
Trinity church at the eleven -o'clock ser
vice. Bishop Dudley- will also preach Sun
day afternoon at St. 'Matthias church. The
public is cordially invited. ,
Rev. W. S. Cook, pastor of Jthe Christian
church, delivered an interesting and in-
r structive address last evening at the Y.
M. C; A. on Fruitbearing." Meetings of
both -f the- gymnasium and penmanship
classes .were held. ; - , r ' - . "- x ,
. A -meeting' of XntralcEpworth "League
will be held this evening at - 8 o'clock . in
the church.- All members are requested to
The Wilber company will ie the attrac
tion at the Grand' next -week commencing
Monday and giving nightly performances
at popular, prices.
The musicale given last evening for the
benefit of the , kindergarten at Mrs. Mer- j
rimon's. on French Broad avenue, was
quite a success.' The following -was the
Valse JChopin. Miss Evelyn (Merrimon.
Solo Mrs. "Hamilton. ,
Recital Miss Hamilton. ,
V SoloMr. Freidman. !;
r. Piano Miss Evelyn Merrimon.
Duet; Faust. Mrs. Hamilton and Mr.
iMiss- Hamilton;-who is. an instructor in
elocution at the - Asheville college,; favored
the audience with several selections (en
cores) not on the program.:;
-. Among the many improvements, of a per
manent and attractive nature in .lAshe
ville . is the newly equipped ticket office
of the Southern 'Railway company and
Asheville Transfer , company, located in
Patton - avenue, opposite the government
building. These offices are fitted -up in
tK -rriai- Ttmflprn stvle. : carneted. ventilat
ed and well lighted i with electricity rThe
improvement is ..one creditable' to the
company as well as the city and gives
.ASnevUie ana me traveims iuuiiu u. uj--
n nftna in thp mith. Tn pas-
seneer Aeent F. R. Darby is due much of
w wm f thin -tibw Tmnrovement - and
h hnnflsftme new office now occupied tes-
llfy-to his enterprise, taste and good judg
ment. .. . x a
, The whereabouts of Lambert seems to be
the all-absorbing topic, of v the day Many
rumors that he has : been located - in one
place and other ' have proven - to be fakes,
and' those who have- been- seeking his
capture for the sake of the rewards offered
are still in the dark. Jailer Laney who
has been one of the -searching parties for
the past two days afid nights says that he
is satisfied -that -Lambert Is yet.in the
county; but that no information can be
gained in "Limestone township. .-; u ! -
GRAND CHRfSTMAS OPENING
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Last Evening at J: H.-r l,aws;Patton
' t 'Avenue- -
An interesting event last evening' and one
which - attracted; many - admiring visitors
was the grand Christmas opening sf J.f H.
Law's,' Patton avenue.' ; The " large and
handsome store presented a brilliant scene
with its rows . of : brilliant . colored s lights'
which displayed to a great - advantage the
elegant stock- of fine queensware, silver
novelties, etci ' handled by Mr. Law;- The
artlstio decorations were prettily, designed
and elicited murmurs of admiration vi. ;
In one of 'the large, plate glass . windows
were ; sterling ' silver . , novelties, . combs,
brushes,- mirrows, &c, arranged 'onan . ex
quisite piece of embroidery.. In the back
ground were pretty; '2$ calendars suspend-:
ed from the glass door, while on the right
was a number of beautiful pictures, fram
ed, ia variety of dolls was displayed in-the
other window also v pretty ; American cut
glassware: s r" .
" (Among the special- features' exhibited to
great advantage-was wedge wood and new
crimson -ware, : jardinlers, , lamps 4n rrook-
wood, delft -wares; large tsolid brasS frames
gold; moulited, German stinea or ale muss,
French tebebur dolls,; brass ' and onyx
lanmp, decorated globes, oil stoves, punch
"bowls, picture moudings, decorated , glass
vases and an elegant variety of sterling
silver novelties and handsome vgg calen
APPLES FOR EXPORT
A Glasgow Firm's Offer for Varieties
lAlex. Campbell & Co., fruit brokers of
Glasgow, Scotland, ' have written to' W.
Murdock Wiley, of Salisbury, that they
are at present receiving shipments of ap
ples such as are grown in Western (North
Carolina, paying lor (iN. Y.) Imperials
2526 shilings a barrel, Winesayes 2022,
Nfiwhmirnea 20tfJ)23. : iAl!hp.rmfrlA 2Klf?att
lOamitoell & Co. says: "Our opinion, is
that apples will now. continue to eell well
right through the season, as everyone here
recognizes the shortness of the crop, e3pe
cially in . Oanada. We recommend fancy
large Newboufn, Albemarle or New Tork
Imperials to be packed in oases, each rolled
(growers desire to ship their apples either
to our Glasgow, market or to Dublin, via
Liverpool, we - shall be pleased to - handle
them to best advantage. Immediately ap-
i1ah art urilA rvnjhlo nrlns If rl phi red a-nil
remit by draft." ; ,
NOVEL OAM AGE SUIT
Brought AKainst the Southern Rail
"An interesting case" will be called today
before Judge Norwood, at Bryson City, in
Swain county, in which the plaintiff claims
damages to the amount of $2,000 from the
Southern Railway company. The case , is
an unusual one and will be of some in
terest. The plaintiff claims that while
traveling in the public road, in order to
avoid an approaching train he was forced to
drive into a river with his learn and sirs
tained the damages complained of.
Gapt. Bason, attorney for the railway
company, passed through the city.yesterday
on his way to-iBryson City to be present
at the opening of the case; which presents
some novel , questions as ,to the liability
1. railroad company as weii as tne mea
I surf damages,
' i Kiss-Me Candy Company,
Owing to a l&tg$ increase in business
the t "KissnMe"' Candy . Co. will open at
once at 43 Patton avenue, under the opera
house, a branch store and will continue
their business until January 1st at the old
stand at 8 North Court Square. 'After
January 1st they will remove their old
stock to Patton avenue and in connection
".- w;can yjnW,waM gpeak. Matter, is ttaH o which the five
f fS6 c7 ?jy??? 5fegaizaa Spirit M
to their, fine s to ckj of candies , they , will add
I of, the store, x They will-also have one , of
the '.itnest soda fountains 'An. .. the' city, and
will -make, their candy fresh -even day in
the store: .rA llrsfHslasscandy Tmaker is ex
pected' from -New York. - The. "Kiss-(Me"
company -is .an enterprising firm under the
management of Frank C. and Alexander C.
ALLEGED WHITE CAPS
THREE MEN ACCtJSEpiiF; THE
' ' 1" , CRIME IN -JAIL. : : :
Brought to This City Yesterday-One
- of the Charges A gainst Them a
Com. Surrett, Wililam Surrett and Ebed
Jones, three of the alleged Sandy JMush
whitecappers, the story of whose crime ap
peared' exclusively in The Gazette Sunday,
were brought to Asheville last evening and
placed -in jail,- under a commitment signed
by Justices John W. . Boling and : IA.- -E.
Wells, who have -been Engaged in the in-,
vestigation of the case since last Sunday.
Constable R. D.. F. Robertson, accompanied
by Jesse Robertson, "Boss" Andrews, Jack
Worleyj and Campbell MdMahan, were in
eKnreft nf ths TirisnnorB
9nar8e 01 prisoners
JA Gazette reporter called at the jail last
MSt and had a talk-with the prisoners.
of whom protested their innocence and
'elaimed'that they could prove an alabi
They protested that they were not pres
ent and had . nothing to do with the out
rage complained 01.
R, . J. Surrett, one of -the accused, as
stated yesterday is under arrest at (DiHs
boro and will probably be brought to 'Ashe
ville today. t -
The commitment by the justices charges
the defendants 'with -several - offenses, such
as' assault with deadly weapons and break
ing into, a dwelling house at night time,
the last being a capital offense. The defen
dants were committed without bail. - Each
of the prisoners asserted .that he. could
have given bond if it had been allowed.
iAbout thirty, witnesses were recognized
to .appear at the next term of the criminal
:eourt,to go before, the grand jury. The
evidence in this case is altogether circum
stantial,, as' the men were not identified at
the time they are alleged to have commit
ted, the crime' as 'they' wore masks,
and hence the necessity of such a large
number of Witnesses. .
The justices before - whom the case was
investigated spared no time or care' in se
curing evidence that .might throw light up
on the mater, -and their action in commit
ting the defendants meets with the ap
proval of the people in Sandy Mush town
ship who desire jie conviction of the guil
ty parties to the outrage.
: Lon' Wells, of Madison county, has -been
retained by the defendants and will be in
Asheville Saturday to arrange for assist
ant counsel and in otherwise preparing for
the defense of these men.- V - -
. TO . CURE .A, COLD IN ONE DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund, the money if it fails to
cure.. ?5ct The genuine has L. B.-Q. o
each tablet. . - -: v - v ? ..-' .-
Stable for rent neer Hotel f Berkeley.
Also" one set of hand -made - double har
ness at- $10.00. S. H. Cheflester.
Subject tt , Prof.- Bowman's Lecture
-' - I 'V 'Last Night." .
Spiritualism" .was the. subject of 'Prof.
Bowman's address- last evening , at the
court housed Notwithstanding - the . dis-
agreeablet.Wfeather there was a good sized
audience!: present) ' "many of 'whom," said
the speaker,Vin opening .his- remarks, "are
here -no doubt through curiosity,"
"Spiri tualism," . continued- the lecturer,
Vis a general subject and my method will
oe to co-nsraer one special theme. 1 am,
however, required in this lecture to go
over the . entire ground briefly. ' The sub
Ject of spiritualism is not very well known
in the south and west, though it has made
rapid strips .in the '"north 'and east. It is
comparatively young; oaly having tbeen dis5
covered .a'b)ut fifty .years, ago -in the state
of New vYork. i.'Its history - is exceedingly
interesting and duringJ its' brief career has
attained almost phenomonal growth, there
nemg aDout twenty buiion. spiritualists to
day in America. : No syBlem"bf theology or
religion has grown so. rapidy ;
"Spiritualists are thevoniy. people who
even pretend to, oroffer: any evidence of
another' life - All religions are based on
a faith ii a spiritual worlds Christianity
is based on ancient scriptufev. though, our
modern christianiay is noUv Evidences .and
demonstrations of a spiritual world were
giveu ireeiy;', tiuriag me,A iiays oi eaxiy
Christiaaty -Christianity.' is based alto
gether a, spiritual world.
"Spiritualism, given in a generalized
form 4s a great system of religion and phy
siological research' consists' of two parts:
phenomena and physiology The first fea
ture is 'varied in ' its" nature and 'occurs
mainly through the agency of certain' per
sons knbWn as mediums. ' We must not im
agine that' a medium is' an extraordinary
wonder. - As to mediumship it has been as
certained that all persons possess this in a
greater or . less degree by cultivating it. : .
"The phenomena of. spiritualism consists
of. thoseS things.: which used to be.jknowa
as . miracles -It is , imposible to . .coatem
plate a vphysiological happening, .contrary
to. the laws of nature. Every event, al
ways occurs according to the' laws of 'some
particular, realm of nature. The. telegraph
is . a miracle .to' those who have' neveFheird
of it. ' The scientific world has flooded 'the
whole-dearth with miracles and the time has
come when no man says thatH anything i?
impossible, , - ';' 'C'.
; Spiritualists believe 'lhal everything la
am endable ; to nature aid '- this the grand
work Science is "doing"' 'Science has over
thrbwri' the-fables of mythology by dis
covering a universal law -which will out
live the ; doctrine of modern theology. Oif
the phenomenal we have"taible rappmgs,
slate , writings, , &c. . ' - - - .--.
"There are two -kin dsof .worlds; spirit
and matter. We" sometimes call ourselves
materlaHstSf though. wef, know not of what
something-tht Vhas, quality . lso,-' though
idiffereht : and higher, in-, its .nature..-- The
body is matter, while .the;-mind is. spirit
and the former is controlled by the latter.
The spirit has intelligence, memory, love,
faith, etc., none of - whiSh pertains. to the
quality of matter. It is degrading to call
ourselves' materialists. Matter, .without
spirit has no potency, no .promise. Spir
itualism is; the--opposite j ot fjnaterialism.L.
"We are so physical, and material in our
habits that vkc, alhiost',, entirely lose; 'the
fact . of the spirit matter, the" spiritual
world. Man should cultivate the. highest
part of his nature and "rise from the ma
teral to the spiritual plane. It is almost
rank .blasphemy to say 'that we -who " are
madfe ;ih;iithei images of Almighty j God ' are
m&fierfailsts. " - " -Se-'::
Today ' the? professor . goes., to Marshall,
but he will return to Asheville and spend
a few. more days,. 'Although no announce
ment .was made Jast evening Prof. Bowman
expects: to lecture some 'time next 'week
on the "Philosophy of Spiritualism.'
At the end of the lecture. Prof 'Bowman
said to the reporter:'- "1 hope .to get a
good 'medium soon "who 'will travel- with
me and demonstrate to -the audiences the
truth of the facts which. I, state."
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS
Annual Election of Officers in Pisgah
'; ..- . Lodge . ; :
The semi-annual election of Pisgah lodge
(No. 32, K. P., occurred last evening,' at
which the following' officers were' elected
for the next six months '.'..!
- C CPrank S. -Smith. - !
V. C. Frank R, Darby.
Prelate Zeb Weaver.,. . - . . i .
ICeeper of Records and Seals.--Hllliard
Morris. --'', ,
Master of Finance. B. -iA. Wllkie. s j
. Master of Exchequer. L Lipinsky, r.
, 'Master-at-Arms E. C Barnhardt.
Inner Guard. Hugh XaiBaxbe. , .
Outer Guard. L. -1 Smith.
: John 'A. Niohols, F. M Weaver, Prof. M.
M. Lemond were elected trustees for one
year. '.':':..;i;"-J",..!;.; . : . Vt '
. ' DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN.
Henderson vllle Times: On Wednesday
evening, ' November - rlii-Mr.' Rufus
Edney died at his residence in Edneyville.
He. would have been 82 years old -at his
next birthday and was a resident of Hen
derson county all his "IireK well -known and
highly esteemed by all its ' citizens. He
was av county commissioner for "several
terms and a 'justice of the peace In --his
township for probably-half a, century. He
also held -many-, other positions of honor
and trust.- He was a man of peace and
through his influence many, controversies
occurring among his.-, neighbors were set
tled. He was a devout Christian, a mem
ber of the. M, E. church, south, and in his
daily "walk t and ' conversation . exemplified
his religioua' profession. r - " -','.,, ,-
' YODK LAST KJOANCE.
. The balance ojmy goods" will be sold by
the yard for less than cost It' is good, sta
ple goods and It will be to; your interest to
call upon me. ; '' '' .
- Suitings, ;Trousermgs "and Overcoats. r Jr
- - 1 "J. 3T FOULER,' 32 Pat. Ave.
- i H " i r , -; " ,r - ,y,fl.r. : " s-- '
(Professor H.( B., Rossell leaves today for
Waynelvllle,, ,-where he. will 'lecture, y f '--
'A. L, Homles, of -Bowman's-Bluff, is Jn
the city. . r - v. t; , y
Sweet, 'Florida oranges at The' Alcazar,
J8 Patton ayenu.V --'' ' '' '"--'i' "v '
THE COTTON MARKET
Riordan & Co'sHeport of Yesterday's
Transactions . '
Special to The Gazette. '
New York, Dec. 2. The dull spell in cot
ton was unbroken today. " 'Liverpool - dis
appointed the j bears this , morning as that
market was slightly higher when some de
cline had been expected.. Prices here were
two to four points above - last night's fig
ures at the opening. After the opening the
market settled down Into a state of leth
argy from which it was not aroused until
just before the close, when the execution
of some Liverpool selling orders and raid
ing by the local bears caused a ! small de
cline. Receipts today were full.; January
opened at 5.69, advanced to .70,' declined
to 5.65 and closed at that figure,, with the
tone of the market easy. There are no
new features in the situation at present.
Sentiment here continues bearish.
RIORDAN & CO.
(Madame Heutte '. has - seyerai - pupils . in
French to whom, she gives private lessons
She is a Parisian and offers ah. excellent
opportunity to tnose wno wish to learn
French or to perfect themselves in that
language. She yet has 'some hours at her
disposal and will go to the home of her
pUpils or receive them -at 99 Haywood
street, as may be desired.
YESTERDAY'S "WEDDING. AT
. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
Pretty Ceremony Witnessed ty Many
AshyUl People-A Breakfast;
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iPerhaps no event of the year has at
tracted the attention and aroused' the inter
est in Asheville's social circles that did the
marriage yesterday ; at noon in - th First
Presbyterian church of Miss Nancy
Brady Cartmell and Mr, Arthur Eugene
Rankin. Both-- young people ar$! fronj
Ash?yille, " ' r:i
Th.iride is the second daughter of Mrsi
Anna Rodman-Cartmell, who is. a native of
Kentucky, but who has been a resident
of this city for some six or eight years.
Most truly is the reputation of old Ken
tucky for Jovely women upheld by the
queeniy 'Dnae. ne is a young, woman
of more than ordinary . gifts -and by, her
many charms and admirable qualities she
has endeared herself to hosts of Asheville's
best people.- --
The ; oliion of ;Mayo? j.k
Raakia and" has , been'quite prominent -in"
social ana usmess circles here.' He held
for a number, of years the position of teller
in the, Western-'-Carolina savings bank. "
Some' time before5; the noon hour ' the
church" was filled to overflowing with eager
spectators, silently awaiting the arrival
ojf the party.
Mrs. O. B. Van Horn was at the organ,
Mr. Connell and Mr. Hemenway, of, Cobb's
orchestra, assisted with yiolin and. 'cello
and as the harmonious strains of Lohen
grin's wedding march echoed through the
church, the bridal . party commenced Its
march toward the altar.
The.' mother bf -- the bride, - -wearing, a
handsome dress .of black brocade ' , satin.
f preceded : the party,- taking a seat' "hear
the raltar. Then on the . right came the
bridesmaids, their dresses of pink organdie
and : bleach Gainsborough hats, bearing
bouquets of pink carnations. First Miss
Grace 'Rankin and Miss Louise Branch,
MisS Lucy Steele, Miss Nina - Wadsworth;
opposite in .the left aisle, two by two,
marched the ushers, Mr. J. C. Rumbough,
Mr. Houston Merrimon, Mr. E. C. Jones
and M?. D. C. WaddelL Marching thus
up the' aisle they arranged themselves in
couples, forming a Semi-circle. Then fol
lowed the maid of 'honor, Miss Janie Cart
mell, a sister of the bride, dressed in a
gown of -pink taffeta, trimmed : in white
silk, bearing a handsome bouquetJ of white
carnations. Lastly came the bride, array
ed in a beautiful gown of cream satin and
supported on the . arm of her . brother,
Thomas Rodman-Cartmell, of "Louisville.
She held a bouquet of "bride roses."
The . bridegroom, escorted by the. best
man, his brother, James Guy Ranking "ap
proached: the .altar;by the opposite aisle.
He took the bride f roni the arm " of her
brother and Dr. Charles W. Byrd perform
ed the marriage ceremony. - '
' The ' procession from the altar was to
the music of Mendelsshon's wedding march.
In the vestibule the bride and groom were
greeted ..by their - friends who showered
upon them congratulations andf good
wishes. - . '
From the church the entire bridal. party
and the families of the happy couple were
driven to Kenilworth Inn, - where an ele
gant wedding breakfast was : served to
them. After a brief rest at the splendid
hotel Mr. and Mrs. Rankin were escorted
to the Biltmore station, where they took
the, east bound , train for unknown. points
north. It is thought, though, - they .'will
visit Washington, ' Philadelphia and , New
York.' .' (
In the bouquet of the 'bride,1 which was
really five small bouquets exquisitely ar
ranged, was . hiden a .handsome; ring, - the
gift of the bride . ; to -whoever of, her
maids should' draw the" lucky bunch of
roses. f r - -,
Miss Louise' 'Branch, according : to the
tradition as td the receiver of the lucky
bouquet ; is . the first one who will become
a bride. - - - i - rJ
The bride gave to each of the bridesmaids
a beautiful pearl pin. . The present from
the groom was a broach set with .diamonds
and pearls. . - ' f
After: returning from their trip Mr. and
Mrs- Rankin will be at home . to . their
friends at 'No. 16 Oroye street; the home
of the bride's mother. , ,t
' The 'church decorations - were : beautiful
and consisted of palms, wild smilax, pam
pos ' grass i and' others" evergrefens; with a
background of pink. .3 They were furnished
by the Tldlewood-Floral ; company, as- were
the bride's and 'maids; bouquets. T
GOOD, established,-' paying
business : for
sale. , For -' particulars address Box
. City. ,,-s- ; .
fresh every day at The 'Alcazar; V-J - - "
V U1V Mgfc-W lilf MV4 WUVUMIAf 1 Tl" .
A Lively Day at tte7 Ashe-
ville Warehouses, f
Farmers Realizing;: the Advantages
v of Our Market..
No High -Prices to be Obtained
1 Wanted- By One Exporter, .
Amik With-Wv'WiBariwPiww Realizeii!
Tobacco Coming in.
Yesterday was a field day - 'in the As"he-
ville tooacco maraet. lae jjuws i-m
the Farmers and 6anner warehouses were
wen filled with diversified lots of tobacco'
from Madisoh; 'Haywood and- tBuncombe-j jm
counties andj not a smaU quantity frot4
agt Teanesee; counties, . , . .jf,.; x-
At the Banner R. P. .Drumihoad, a pioa.t '
eer 5 in 'Western North Carolina c tobacco v" 1 ! .
trade, filled the position - of auctioneer .and t
the biding watf lively and prices good." " ' VoH '
Gertaia grades . were ia, demaad .aad.buy-yr .
ers paid unusual: attention to the" order's;',- P -:
ji ;he Farjnrs' 'thar well 'known' aud"'- '
tioneeri, 'J.. S. Ball; cried the sales and1 the '
bidding; was-' lively. At both houses ifrff,st ;
sales' were exceptionally large in , view of f t i v
the" fata'imtii' qtiit'f recently farmers, v f..
have had no OppOrtuhity 16 iharket thei;j;
crops.. .f , .- , Jv.."'
It is a matter of congratulation that, thaw v
people of Western North Carolina are reali',- ; ;
izing the fact that our home market is" the '
best and cheapest for them. .v1 J;.'
In conversati6n,with W. W.1aniard of u
the iBaaner yeterday;'t)it'emaA statv ty
in the United- Stages1 had-orders placed ' on f.
the Asheville market and"tfiatv;,ceftaiir1',!-J
grades, pf our? tobaccos were especially in'
demands and thatrthe class of ttobacco'deVt , C- -A
sired is bilaging '.lit-Ue. .hettep-priqegl thaa;. '-.y,
for the past ;nye years.; Export dealers-,..; :
also, said Mr; "Barnard have their orders r
placed . here and that Asheville is tne 'betS": '
point to sell at and" ship- from. In " sup-
port of this assertion Mt.' Barnard sayaj
that the .buyers... for; the. large - -manufac-.,' ,'- .
turers. are. instructed to, pay. as high prcesT. t ,
on the. Asheville markei as on- any- otheivAi K?
whieh . instructions .are . being, obeyed,,
Thus the planters of 'Western iNorth CAro-,1
Una by marketing their tobacco , at Junof "... ,
save freight; and. other chargesJ ' , 'K "J-
,fW.:'R. 'Mormaa one, if ' not thW largest'4 '"Cfj
exporter, says he desires to purchase ,-from" -'
two, to five million pounds of . Western f
North Carolina tobacco. He was ba th--
market yesterday and bought largely of the"1-.', i-,
grades he desired. - , - ' , , -v
Among the heavy buyers, in Asheville are -R.-
P. Walker -representing the American r-j
Tobacco company;:Henderson 'Brothers and, '.
lilts XUJJUCX -J cotciuaj ju.,j. uu -tt.'u. 'j'-.-f
Rector,;, of Madison, sold 286 pounds' for ;v. '
$72,70. Cning Davis, of the-ame county;, V;
sold &67 pounds for $145.72, W. P. Gordaa',1' - "
of Haywood, 10Q6 for $177.50, Cathey and" ; '
Justice 764 pounds for $137.52. 5l J'r
The books:' show that .during the' pastiv' "
week about one hundred thousand pounds;;.'
have' been sold on the floors of the Ashe-i
ville warehouses.-' Last night both .tha, -warehouses
were filled with wagons and. -
the breakswill be large, today.-, .
It-da a notable.fact that most: of the Ten-; ' , ,
aessee. planters are, shipping their tobacco ,
to Asheville,- realizing the advantages of",1- '
our market oyer those more distant.. , .
The Low Prices of Silver dthe
Higher Tariff. - ; i:tQ :
- . . ' .'
4 The fleree competition between the maa;'
ufacturers'of Stertiag Silver article's 'dur-V15
insrthe last few. months has, notwithtand-..-,
lag "the higher itarlfft caused a great de-i,
cline la the prices of many articles. F6t , "
instance, a" hairbrush with, solid Stert'ina.f S;
Silver ba'ck, that formerly cost $6.00 or $8.00 -' v
can now be.bought for. $3.25, and the large ;
size that formerly cost $12.00 can naw'be"'M
boughi for $4.75. to. $5.00, BmaH Sterling; Z ;
Silver vartfctes that now sell from 25 .B(b! ;
cents' .a f e w- years ago would cost frc"-
$i.oa torLso.' ;-. . . v 1 .vj,;..
Dishes aadl-novelties that can be (boufeht-r ' v
now, for $3.00 or $4.00, and those that cost ' -
$25.00 and $30.00, formerly cost respetive-
ly from $10.00 to $90.00, and so on'alf ;'
through the jeweler's Hue. . . ,
' In gold" goods therehave'been maay ." greats. v,i
reductions .but as jihe. value of gold Ja.fV..---.
article is much greater, than the value otr' .
silver ia propoVtion to ;tte makhige. .j-'-fv
duetions. art" notas- great as "on silver JJ.
goods. These : great: reductions 'have also :
loused many- firms 'to. make inferior goods; "
- " - ' : ' c- 4 t ' 4, . . - --
and peojvle should 1e very'caretai; In makr
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n9mJ yt- iw.Ye. .connaenc i