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0 / 75
Fine Jackets : and : Capes at:Gost.
To offer you goods' at a' cer
tain figure, at wJricH .the same
article can be had-for at any
time, but to call it u$t lialf price"
for special occasions, is that giv
ing you a bargain.? w ; x 7
In our store a $15 garment is
a $15 garment marked m plain
figures for comparison against
any and all comtetitors. -
If now wo reduce1 this same
garment to $9 5 .don't you act
ually save $5.75 ?.'.;"
Or $4 25 on a $12.50 "garment
at $8.25? Do you see the point ?
That's exactly the way it js.
The assortment is superior to
any. Rather a little too good;-
ono of the reasons; why we have
t . -.v .-,.... , . ,. .
to sell these cloaks at a sacrifice.
But you are welcome. Weposi
tively will carry none over for
next season. " v ':
Children's J acktsand Intants
Cloaks have been reduced to be
closed out during the next few
days ''-'-..r. h; -
28 South AlaliTStreet:
Carried Away !
Our furniture is being carried
away every day. ' "We have a'fef
nice arm chairs on hand now. :
Call and examine our $3.00 Oak
Rockers. They. are going very fast;
w.' a. blAir; 5 i;
Phone 75. ' ' r -45 Patton Ave
MISS RAY WHITLOCK
Artistic Triumph r. of., an - Asheville
Young Laay in Baltimore
.. r. t;. f .V"'' '
tMiss Ray. Whitlock, daughter, of .Mr. , A.
whitloick of Asheville, who: is mow mem
ber of the faculty off the iNaUonal Con
servatory of ' Music m New - York, 'appeared
at a concert' in. Baltimore last .Thursday
night and achieyed an'&ntistteitriuimph as
will be seen by the-following extracts from
Baltimore .tMtDers:,. x : . . ..: v
The American: mJVKb Whitlock '. ap
peared in the dual 'role of pianist, and the
evening's 'prima donna. .. Her execution was
characterized by a lust regard n tne oeau
ties of ohrasing. and it is . hu't merited
iraise to cotfeede that her numfbers ' were
"colored wi'th the 77 brilllatfcy or ' fihished
fityle. Miss Whitlock: a'dds: to. her . ac
complishments by the g8ft; of a voice of
Pleasing quality.' Her melodies from the
trench wereH- like tfweert-rolced . heralds of
Chaminade coming to America .and tne
closine ninm-hnr ?nirinfir Sane.' from Weil
"with violin, proved how, beaultifurare all
the harmoniie Whtah Ibreathe of the 'Fath
erland' of jmisic. ' ' 7'- . z.
The Herald: . . I (Miss' Whitlock 'was
equally as suocessful, both .in her Jnstru
Cental anA vm-sl pfforta." " ' 1 ' ' '
The Sunr "rh pifttTid' number was' giv-
n to the piamo 'Boloiat-'Mlss RaTT Whit
look, who nlflvftd - Rftinfold' Impromptu,
the D flat major Prelude and the B niinor
'Later in the evening Miss Whitlock sang
two beautiful songs by Cbaminatle and a
Pnng son by Weil, -wtth violtti accom
paniment. Ms : WMU'(ttki voi'ce isa rich
8prano and het'-;vcleaj,lenvia4i'om,Meil
greatly to the pleasure oT listening
Opened Yesterday Afternoon
Oby Judge Norwood.
Suspended for Clingman- Obsequies
A Special - Term of Conrt Or-
By County Commissioners at Theii
Toe Held on December 29lncreased Kum-
. ber ot Pauper Claims Large Attendance
Present Extra Session Last Night.
Judge W. L. Norwood (reached the city
yesterday afternoon and' openedi court
promptly at 3 o'clock. -
Most of the bar was present. Before
taking his seat on the bench the judge
was handed a petition for a writ of habeas
corpus in .the case of tta state vs.
Com Surretit, Wil'liana, ruratt and
Eden Jones, charged with th -whlteoap-ping
on Sandy Mush a short -while educe.
The petition in the 'habeas corpus case is
in the' usual fornTand sets
, "Tine PetiUon cf ' Com Surrett
William Surrett and Eben Jones respect
fully showeth unto your honpT 1st,- that
the petitioners are imprisoned ad re
strained of their liberty in the county jail
of Buncomjbe county by the sheriff of said
county, W. M. Worley.
2. That the s cause or pretense of said
imprisonment and restraint according to
the knowledge and belief of the applicant
is ra commitment from J. W. Boiling and
A. E. Wells, justices of the oeaee of Bun
combe j county, charjsngi the pititioriers .
yith..hpuse-breiang- ;and -AssauKj a-? copy -of
"which said xmiaitmenit; j hereito " at-
tached and made a part;' of iMst petition.
"3. That the" imprisonment of "your pe
tifuoners is illegal, for there is no evi
dence to sustain the charge against thsmi
an that tne said justices comnu'Hng the,n
refuse to allow them to give bond for thedr
appearance at the next tern of the cir
cuit court of Buncombe eoumy nai 1or
that bail is still denied them..
4. "That the lelity of thi Jmprison
meut has not already b-'ftaojuttitrted
Mi a pr'or vm i-i av iTojj.uv..i
the knowledge or belief of the applicants.
The affidavit upon which the application
was based was ; signed by Taylor ' Jones
and sworn to before Frank : Caiter, iota
ry public. Th application was prompt
ly granted and an order issued to the sher
itf to bring the petitioners into court at
2 p. m. this evening that further proceed
ings may be had;; A. large numiber
of witnesses have ibeen summonsed and
the investigation promises to ibe both in
teresting and lengthy.! " -. ' , j ,
Many motions were made asking that
cases omitted on acount of" absence of
lawyers from the calendar meeting be put
on. Judge 'Norwood remarked that his
experience .with - the - calendar at the last
term was that any dnteference with the
arrangements - worked confusion and dis
satisfaction. After some discussion pro
and con the count declined to disturb the
calendar hut ordered ' several cases put
to the foot 'of the calendar. - ,
- Th clerk was then ordered to call the
list tof jurors, all of whom answered ex
cept one. A number " of . toportant cases
were continued by consent, owing to - the
necessary presence of several members of
the bar' at Ithe- supreme court in Raleigh.
Captain . Gudger stated to the court that,
he -was requested to ask "Has. Honor to
bear-with any noise: that 5 might be occa
sioned by the military boys in conveying
their trumpery to 'the armory ovir , the
court room and concluded with a .motion
that the court suspend its workings until
Wednesday morning dn respect to the fun
eral obsequies of the late" Gen. .TV Xi.
Clingman, who he said was not' only a
member of the Asheville - bar buit a
soldier end S'tatesman of the .highest type
and all through his' varied ' and eventful
life had been an honor-to Ms, state .and
country and that it was tmeet and proper
thait this course toe taken. He was strong
ly supported toy Judge Merrimon, T. H.
Oobh and others. The judge unhesitat
ingly "granted -the motion , and ordered that
a-oaee in ithe' record ,of the court should
fbe devoted exclusively to the enrollment
of the court's action in tne mater, v - :
i The case of, Brigman, vs.; Roberts: was
then called .and ; pending, vfts; trial, court
took a recess until; Wednesday.,: -me na
beas corpus :case , will be called' at
chambers and perhaps' continued Until an
other day. , v . - - v . ,.n
'The board ' of county.' commissioners
were in regular 'inontly sesskra yesterday
with an imusually : large -attendance." ; The
entire 1 forenoon -was- - consnnmed. : in , the
passing upon the claims, of the large, num
ber of paupers that .appear upon the rec
ords and the many , new- applicants that
appear, at each meetingi sThis:. is a:, la
borious job, as the merits. .. of each f'vm
must he looked' init.TXte;.In thev.afr
noon after some discussion, the . .bo ir I
ordered a special term of the court, for
Buncomlbe county to convene on the 27ta
Inst, -and pnoceeded to draw, thirty-six
iurors to serve at said term. . ThenoLad
has not concluded ata labors as the mo-it
Important part of the session's york is
5St unflnfahed, to-wit, the ..receiving . nd
passing twpon, the official bonds of ry
KSSi officer, in ithe county : required, to
SXiStt firsr Monday In December
Jof each and very year. jaemDers- 01 -ia
board and Register - Beachboard " .wera " a t
work, last night to a late tour m order
to -give lime to the funeral exercises today.
Ex-Representative Lon Wells and E. D.
Carter -will appear for the petitioners ( in
the habeas corpus case today. .
A CHRISTMAS SALE
the Woman's r.- Auxiliary of ' the
Y. M. C. A.
' The woman's auxilary of . the Y. M. C. A.
will have a Christmas Bale off Japanese
water colored pictures Thursday, the 15th,
from 3 to 10 p. m. and Friday, the 17th,
from 9 a. m. to 5, p. m. These beautiful
pidtuires represent Japanese scenes of home
life, etc. They-have been.: sent directly
from Japan -and will be sold, at such tow
prices that any one will be glad of the
chance to buy them. Young ladies, dressed
in Japanese costumes, will have charge of
the sales. It will be announced later on
these columns where ' the sale will be.
ZEB VANCE DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
When Bunfeombe's ex-representative, ln
Welis, is expected to speak in a political
meeting those who know him expect and.
always receive both facts and fun. Such
was the experience of the large audience
that listened to him at the Zeb Vance dem
ocratic cluh meeting last night. There was
a time when Lon boasted of the fact that
he was aretpubiican now he rejoices in the
fact that the scales have dropped from his
eyes and -that he can boast that he now
and forever is a free silver democrat. His
speech last night "was intermingled with
logic and wit and a little pathos on the
outside. Money, he said, was the first is
sue and white supremacy next.
CENTRAL LABOR UNION.
At a meeting of the Asheville Central
Labor union last nighit the following offi
cers were elected:
President S. R. Bean.
Vice-president O. R. Jarrett.
Recording secretary William Francis.
Financial secretary J. P. Goodson. .
Treasurer P. H. Hughes.
Trustees Samuel Kennedy, G. L. Gui
s chard and J. B. White.
Sergeant at arms R. A. Hedridk.
Judge Eugene D. Carter is expected to
address labor men alt large .on Wednesday
n'igfoit at 8 o'clock in court house. Ladies
are cordially invited.
MADISON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS.
J. H. Jarvis who was at Marshall . yes
terday inform the Gazette that .the meet
ing of the board of county commissioners
of that county was one of more than usual
importance. One of the most important
features of the session was the acceptance
of the resignation of Sheriff J. M. Ram
say and the appointment ot Robert Ram
say in h5s stead,, , Tlhe new appointee at
once gave his bond in tne sum 01 st,uuu
and received the tax list,. ,
A STANGE AFFAIR ,.,
V-t; s v- -'-.;. y:.- .... 1 .....
QpTEER "CONCESSION" BY
Sequel to the Arrest of Two Men on
Saturday Night-Indian Doctor De
nies a Serious Accnsation.
Saturday night about 10:30 o'clock
summons came from South Main street
for policemen. On their arrival the offi
cers found a crowd gathered and much ex
citement. ' A disgraceful outrage had been
attempted 'om the family of Mr. J.' A
Keith. Mrs. Keith had been attacked by
a druken rowdy armed iwith a, pistol. Mrs
Keith succeeded in wresting, the revolver
from the hands of her asailant and called
in aid. -
Upon the arrival of the police a search
was instigated and resulted in the discov
ery of Sherman Hensley Who was hid in
the house. Later John Randall was found
in .the house of "Walker Hill, the Indian
doctor, who lives next door. , They were
both taken into custody, Hensley charged
with being drunlc and disorderly and as
sault with deadly weapon; Randall, drunk
Yesterday morning 'the case came tip
Ibefore Justice Carter. Randall was ac-
auit'ted, hut Hensley was bound over . tc
court under a bond of $300. Later Hens
ley- made a full coniession,;, implicating
Walker Hill and Randall. Warrants were
issued for their arrest, and they were
brought before Justice Jones. ;
-. Hensflev turned state's evidence, - but
claimed to be too drunk to tesitSfy cleirly.
Randall was put under a bond of $300 for
his appearance for trial Wednesday . at j, iO
o'clock. "Hill is under bond for ,lthe sum
of $500 ,for his apeparance at the (next
court, so the justice deemed no other bond
In 1 his : con'fession, "Hensley tells1 a
rambling, story, In which he makes a se
rious charge a'gainst Hill, who, he says, Is
at the bofttom of the whole affair.
Some time ago Mv Keith had the Indian
doctor indicted for slander. ' Hensley al
leee that Randall was hired by Hill to
decoy -Mr. Roberts who Is at Keith's house
and' Keith , hlmseH from their home to; a
place where they would , assault , and per
harts murder them and buTn their house,
and in the ca-se against Hill fcfr slander
Randall was tq perjure himself. As Hens
ley .represents it, -fRandallVwanted some
one to hero him carry out his plans,-and
Bmployed rhim, but when he found out .the
gTavity of the: crimes they -were planning
bp withdrew.- . -r '.- ' - 1 .
Jensley was . once an occupant of Mr.
Keith's basement, and sems to have been
on friendly terms with him. -; .
. He pleads ; guilty : and clairr that he
Was too drunk to know what he- was do
insr. t k . - - " -
'On.- Wednesday at ""50 'o'clock . the; case
''111 be 'hear hefore Justice .-Jones.-' 3Tt.
J. Carter reprpseaits the , defendants
nnd Plh'Ard arW Frown the prosecution.-
; iPrv Hill ?osUively denies that there is
any. truth In Hensley's story.,. - v--vV
" 's '" - , .. ;
- fhab!e.. for TPiit vmr Hotel Berkeley.
Also one set of " Mwd-trwiide; double har
ness at SlO.OO.--S. H. dredeBter. . A
Meeting of the Baptist Con
Sixty-Seventh Annual Session to be
Convicts to be S9nt to Castle
An Addition to : the Deaf and Blind
etitit to Congress to Repeal Civil Service
iUvy--An Inspection of ..the. "Rolling Exposi
tio Car Exhibit.
Baleigh, Dec. 6. The Baptist state con'
ventlon will meet in its sixty-seventh an-
nual convention Thursday with the church
v . . .
at Oxford. Jr.;7A:-C.' Barron of Charlotte,
will "preach the sermon." Rev. J. E. White,
corresponding secretary, gives the follow
ing tatemeijt' h ; '
. Reports now - In ; hand show churches ,
1,400;- membership, 140,000 ; preachers, 700;
baptized during the year, 8,500. . Fin an-
cial statistics: Missions state, borne and
foreign, . $30,000; education , of ministers,
$2,400; orphanage, $15,000. Total for all
These.ngiures do not include the Western
North Ca'roina convention, which reports
21,000 members. ' Mr. White regards the
year's work! was" one o'f the best in all ithe
sixty-B$ven-years history ' of the conven
tions Whe& . the convention was organized
in ': 1830,' there' were 'only 15,000 members
of Bapttefchurches' in -all the state, Now,
incUfding colored Baptists, there are 325, -06&
jnembers;in the state 1. .
4 ItiSf learned that Dr.. Kilgon was re
quired tyi the Methodist -conference to de
'i sls.,. .u.' . ... w;.-' , . t
ilfChristian Education." It is pred&ied "thai
he will be given general board, work by ihe
genera-cooierence, 10 which he' is a dele
gate, and that he may be transferred irom
'North Carolina. . -lhe
addition to the ' colored deaf anuie
-an)d blind institution is completed and ac
ijreat numibers of printed petition blanks
calling on congress to repeat theeivil serr
vice Jaw, ', are being circulated ..among re
puibllcans in North. Carolina."
.-The Newbern democratic, officials. re
tired with honors. ' After the Wilmington
decision it was seen that' if they hung on
with a suit and it. went against them tne
Would probably have to refund all the sal
ary paid uip to date. So they step down
and the fusionists go in.
Yet another bit of news is ' about the
penitentiary. It is that an official has in
stalled in a-house r in this city a female
convict who has served a short term and
who was recently discharged. It is said
further that the official is a married man.
'NotJongJ-ago.-!. whi.e- man . who ;was
once a corporal" of - the. guard at the peni
tentiary' arrived " there as a convict. As
soon as they saw him in stripes the other
convicts threw up, their hats and shouted
for joy ait his misfortune.: The officials
shopped-thi;;demonstration a! once. It is
ithe wife of -ttiis convict ' who is permitted
to visit him. Reference was made fo this
fact a day or so ago. The wife hasi a
room In the administration building. The
officials were sorry for the downfall of the
Otho Wilson says thaV Governor Russell
is '"the associate editor and chief backer of
Senator : Butler's paper."
Frank XJreen so well known in connec
tion ' with ,the . fine exhibits the Southern
railway company makes, is here inspecting
the "rolling exposition" - car exhibit. .
, Sueprintendent Smith ' says the 76 con
victs who have been grading the Carthage
railroad extension, will be sent to Elrod
.this , week to work on the branch of the
Atlantic coast line. - ' .. "
t Smith says that't150 convicts "will be
put fh the Castle Haynes phosphate mines.
The best mechanics from .the various farm
were sent- there last week to prepare for
operations on- an "extensive scale. " He says
the - state - has' bought these mines ? and
farm, paying for- if in cash $16,000 in
money ' made on ; cotton sales, ; and " will
mine phosphate on an extensive sicale and
sell it to manufacturers. - ." '
A man" named -Waddell, at the Soldiers'
Home here, is one. of f the five North Caro
linians who were guarding the road in the
wilderness and shot and mojrtaWy wounded
Stonewall Jackson. .' Waddell .tell the story
interestingly. General, Jackson ' had or
dered them to keep the. road clear and to
shoot without warning or halting anybody.
Half an .hour' later he evidently forgot his
Instructions' and -.rode along the "road.
After the -shooting WaddeM-saw Mm. and
asked, "What - wil they do with us?'-'
"Tou did only, your" duty and nbeyed or
ders'; replied .General . Jackson, "and, -1
will! mention that to General Xiee in a let-
Auditor. Ayer savs: J "It looks like. we
wiirhave'to. liok the democrats "again and
If so the ease with which it can he dope
iJ the only contemptlble'( thing about it.
Auditor Ayer- was a skle ' wha t he meant
by "we," and replied :"the- folks." Then
he was asHred-if he did not think the white
people would peB toeethpr? nd replied,
"The white folks will rule, this state1 as
lotfg as they stay herei" It . seems from:th5
exoerience. of the next, two ryeirs that the
right kind .ot white folks .will , rule it
Ton can dravr' your own conculsions. These
are fatsts . ' ?.-. - - , ' f :
TTtere Js rohjr:to be ouite a- littlft war
about the valleged'.high. fire insurance rate
In Raleigh, it seem. J,-"-
phylosophy; of ;spirituausm
Prof. Bowman's Lecture' Last Light at
. the Court House, w-: vr. . ! v -
- 1 ? -r . - t - - . - ,
A large sized audience was present at
court house Iastnigb.tftohearp.01 Bowmans
lecture -on "The Philosophy of Spiritual-
ism."- -. ..-, ;:..:,- . - .
"Free thought," said the speaker." "does
not mean anarchy, vice, lawlessness or
crime.. It means the .nower of oerfect
freedom to exercise the greatest of all our
laculties the mind. Some atf- the lead
ing free thinkers have presented to : the
world the most, blameless and - turiest
lives. . . ? .
"The Bible, that is the New . Testament
(for the) Old! Testament was com
piled by the Jews) is simply a compila
tion by the Roman Catholic church made
by ' the counselors, who selected or re
jected the text at will. The scriptures,
therefore, are mere flagrante.
"The philosophy (of spiritualism re
jects the allegorical story of the Bile, the
wnole system of total depravity, the his
tory of the Creator, etc The philosophy
oif spiritualism is a rational theory, it
sees death everywhere. It knows that all
organic things music die, not because they
have offended God, but because they have
physical forces , which return again just
as the spirit returns.
"Death, there is no death. The thing
we call death is- an eternal change. . The
so called death of the human body is but
the birth of a human soul. into a higher
realm. ,- ,
"This philosophy is not only occult, and
not only doctrinal. It has a moral der
partment for the flevelopment of the hu
"The spiritualist of today is one who
is taking hold of the people. The church
and state are tooth neglecting their duty
in the uplifting; of humanity."
A BELL RINGING MYSTERY.
A sound on the electric light tower a-
hout eight o'clock .last night summoned
Police 'Calptain iLee to the sojuare where
he was informed that there was something
mysteriously wrong about the East Ashe
ville Liteary society building. On arriv
ing at the 'place he discovered that the bell
on top the house had been ringing for over
half an hour and that a congregation had
met to learn the nature of ithe services
to ' be held, as the house had not been
opened 'for- months. Not a light was seen
or a sound to be heard oh. the inside, yet
curfew continued . to ring. Captain Lee
with his characteristic ibravery, set. about
to "solve the mystery. At last he dis
covered a wire ruanifig at an acute angle
from the bell to the ground, .terminating at
a point two hundred yards distant where
some mischevious boys were having their
fun. Calptain Lee returned to the chape!
and dismissed the congregation without a
PROF: ROSSELL'S LAST LECTURE.
Prof. , Rossell's farewell appearance" Sun-.
day higt, was a -success in every way.
4arge 'aenc6 was present. " TheHpK
ifessor dOivered ;hisl newfe saxa ctiires
"Pictures and Poems." ; It was profusely
illustrated and full of magnificent redita
jtions. A number of popular hymns, , in
cluding . the exquisite One, "Abide . With
!Me," were, well rendered by ; an excellen):
choir, composed- of tMrs. Van Horn, orga
nis't, Mrs. Evans, Misia Scott, ' Miss Clegg1,
Miss Amy Colyer and Mr. T. I. Coyler.
" FOR CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS.
In Police Justice Carter's court yester
day that officer top occasion to remark in
passing sentence N;apon a negro who was
found with a pistol in his sleeve, that be
had no use or sympathy for a man who,
In this quiet and civilized age, carried
about him a pistol, and that he had more
sympathy for a man who got xlrunk than
one who carried a pistdl. The 'possession
on the person of a pistol, by other than
an office;r, meant no good. The defendant
was fined S10.
ASHEVILLE TOBACCO MARKET.
The Madison county farmers1, since
learning that larger dealers and exporters
are paying 'the same price for tobacco on
the Asheville market as- elsewhere and
save freights, said a prominent planter
yesterday, will sell the remainder of their
crop on the Asheville market. The Mar
shall flouring mills, he said, are in good
running order and doing a prosperous
SOME OTHER JOHN.
The Asheville Gazette ays ? that John
Bruett is claimed :hy two iwoanen of that
city. We . are astonished -to - think- that
John should disport himself' with the af
fections1" of more than one woman. But
he cant he our John Pruett, for our John
would scorn to do so ignoble a thing as
to trifle with a woman's affections. No
it isn't our John Pruett. Webster Herald.
MEETING ZEB VANCE CAMP.-,,
The; Zeb Vance Camp of confederate
veterans is hereby called to meet today
at 10 o'clock a. m. at Hilliard hall for the
purpose of arranging to attend the fun
eral - services ,4 Comrade. Thomas. I.
Clingman. A fuli attendance is asked.
. j. M. Gudger, Commander of Camp, i
f LUETGERT TO TESTIFY.
' ; Chicago,' Dec, 6. Attorney. Harmon, chief
counsel for iAietgert, has - decided to 1 put
the prisoner, on the stand to testify in hli
own behalf He wm, probably be the first
witness for the defense! V
a f JAMES H. YOUNG ASSIGNS.
;'- New York, Dec. 6.-Jalmes H. Young; ; a
weil known investor at 27 WllILams stceet,
assigned today, without preferencea. lo
statement is given by'his asttorneysv,' .' -
REAL ESTATETRANSFERS. ,
Sidney : J.- Ashewbrth ' to P. S Merrill,
47 acres on Hickory Nut Gap $1,193.75. :
' W. S. Cushman, executor, tto Carry T.
Rumbough, lot on corner Haywood - street
and Jefferson driive, 15,000.36. 1
t . FEARS. FOR A STEAM BOAT, V
;Markietti, Wis., Dec 6. The big steam
boat Lackawanna, ' from Buffalo, .to .this
place, is dver due. ' Her whereabouts can
not he learned.' It Is feared she is lost. ':
1 -"' -jl
' IN SESSION
Laie Batch of Bills Intro
duced in the House. -
Coinage, Anti-Trust .and Modifica
tion of Civil Service.
President McKinley on His Way to
His Mother's Bedside.
A Big Lake Steamship From Buffalo
Luetgert to Testify in His Own Behalf Rail
roads Reduce live , Stock Rates in Ne
' :': - : .".' ,
Washington, Dec. 6. A large batch, of
(bills were - introduced in the house (today.
Evans of Kentucky, ihtroducedva joint..
resolution, pledging the faitlj and credit of .
'the United States to the payment of gold
doan for certain outstanding obligations;"
the maintenance at the par value of gold of
all previously coined silver dollars and
iprohibfting ihe further coinage of, silver,,,
dollars, unless they contain a sufficient
sitand'ard -of silver to make the dollar ,
when coined intrinsically worth par in
gold. He also offered a bill for the modi- r
fication of the civil service act. Henry of
Texas, offered a bill to define trusts and to
punish corporations, firms, etc., connected'
with them .and to promote free competi
tion, in the Uni'ted States. .' ,
The presidenit's message appears on the
second' page of today's 'Gazette. ";
LIVE STOCK RATES REDUCED.
HLiincoln, "Neb., Dec. 6. The. railroads to
day .agreed to comply with the recent- or-
reducing,.live stpck.raitesln .'Nebraska tea
xneir, inxenuon oik-ngnung tne Doara, nut 7
reconsidered their -determinitipn. t ; ,t
NOT TO CONTEST PULLMAN'S WILL.
Chicago, Dec. 6. The report that' (Mrs,
George. M. Pullman Would contest .her hus-
band's will is untrue.' When asked re?-s
garding the report today she said: "There "
is absolutely no tru'th in it. It has not ' -
the slightest .foundation.. Jewish you -would ,
deny this tory for me absolutely."
TO CHRISTEN THE KENTUCKY.
Washington, Dec 6. Secretary Long to
day' addressed a letter to .Miss Christine
Bradley, - asking : -her to do the honor. , of
christening 'the battleship Kentucky. -This
action was taken by the consent of Gov.
IBradley. - t "' -
SEND IN THE FLOWERS, ,
kmmander Marcus Eriwin earnettly re
quests all members of the "Camp Johnson
Sons of Conf ederaite Veterans," to be pres
ent and take part .in the Clingman memo
rial services today at 10:30 o'clock.' They-
will form in the procession immediately
behind the veterans.
0M HIS WAY TO CANTON. .
Washington, Dec. 6. President and Mrs. ;
iMaKinlev letflt at 7:20 this evenlnc fc '
Canion,' wehre they' will arrive before ten
,. - . - .
in the morning.
A Grand Illuminated Display of Jew
ry and Silverware. .
Thureday eveningj Dec. &th, from 8;00 to p
- v 11:00 o'clock. " f
In making the aiinouncemenfe - for our -
opening t the "beginninff of this yea'
lovous season, when it is the beautiful
custom of all to give substantial tokens
of love and esteem, we wish to say ' that
never before, in the history of the jewelry
business, have : prices :heen so low, and "
tbe beauty of design so simple, and yet so f ;
elegant, as at tae present period. -j
- Price tore r.erer been'so low as tey ?
9.T& fitia year, and we believe that $1.00 1
will buy as curb, on the average, as $3.00 .
would: earkago. " ;
VV'p ha vi manv beautiful- thines. ranc--.
ing " in price ' from - twenty-five cents op-. V
wards, an! if cu will, give us (the honor ot
a oall we will be pleaded to how you,?, "-
hundreds' of things,'-exquisite In design, :
and at prices that .will astonish you.
Our first illuminated ; display rwlll occurs 1
ovT the evening of .Thursday, December '
9th, from S:0o to ll;00r and we hope that
you will favor us "with your presence: ,
. , . -RTHiURfflt ; field.; u; . ,
' (ton avenue, -Asheville, Of. 'CL - ,