THE tEADIWO NEWSPAPER OF WESTERN KORTH CAROLINA.
Vol II: No. 262.
ASHEVELLE, N. C, SUNDAY MOENING, DECEMBER 12, 1897
Price 5 Cents.
fine Jackets and Capes at Cost.
To offer you goods at a cer
tain figure, at which, the same
article can be had for at any
time, but to call it "at half price"
for special occasions, is that giv
ing you a bargain ?
In our store a $15 garment is
a $15 garment marked in plain
figures for comparison against
any and all competitors.
If now we reduce this same
garment to $9 25 don't you act
ually save $5.75 ?
Or $4 25 on a $12.50 garment
a,t $8.25? Do you see the point?
That's exactly the way it is.
The assortment is superior to
any. Rather a little too good ;
one of the reasons why we have
to sell these cloaks at a sacrifice.
But you are welcome. We posi
tively will carrjy none over for
next season A
Children's Jackets and Infants'
Cloaks have been reduced to be
closed out during the next few
28 South Mam Street.
Just the thing for a Xmas
present, and ; going very
cheap. W. A. BLAIR,
Phone 75. " 45 Patton Ave.
BIG FIRE IN PHILADELPHIA.
Philadelphia, Dec 11. TKfbgoa'B carpet
tore on Chestnut Btreet, was destroyed "by
fire tonight. The loss is half a million dol
lars. The Sharpies department stone, ad
Joining was damaged $15r,OO0. - '
KEITH-HILL CASE.; C
Justice T. I. Van Cflder. rendered Ms de
cision Tut.n t. -ha TToPfh-iHill case.
binding Randal, over to court, under the
um of $100. Jie deemed .the toond Hill
as already under sufficient forjhis ep
TO ATTPNn CIIPRPMP firtURT.
Many of the Asheviile lawyers -will leave
today for Raleigh- fcTattend ' rthe supreme
court. They will toe joined toy a number of
iawyens from the western, counties. ..There
j.ttany cases of great interest from this
section to be argued before the court. .
AT HAM'S. - '
weight, but prices are as low as ey
" "v, at 35 . vnttnn Avenue. m
AT LAWS. .
A ten cent table' -with lots of nice goods
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one Bet of fcandifiaJd doutoie, fca?
THE GREAT RACE
Beatthe World's Eecord by
Those Who Finished Were in a Ter
Brutal Exhibition of Cruelty by the
Enormous Crowd Witness the Clos
The Three Leaders Strike For Bigger Prizes
in View of the Vast Receipts, But Are Per
suaded to Resume the Contest.
New York, Dec. 11. The great six-day
bicycle race at Madison Square Garden
ended a't 10:15 to-night when Charles Mil-'
ler, the phenomenal rider from Chicago,
won, making a world's record. of 2,093 miles
and four laps, beating the world's record
made toy Hale last year by 182 miles and
one lap. ' . .
Rice, of "Wllkesbarre, Pa., was second
with 2,026 miles and 5 laps to tois credit.
Sctoinneer, of Chicago, was third. Hale,
the winner of last year's race came in
fourth, with 1,920 miles and two laps. Wal
ler, Pierce and nine others also finished,
Gray, the last man, going 1,229 miles.
Nearly 100,000 people have visited the
garden during the week, each Mght the
place 'being packed toy wildly enthusiastic
mobs, who yelled themselves hoarse as the
jaded men, rendered half insane by the
terrific pace, fatigue and lops fit .sleep, rode
around the trackl Ten thousand' eaw the
Miller finished the journey as 5f hie had
only been travelling for a few hours. He
showed practically no signs of Ms terrible
ordeal. Since he first mounted the wheel
last Sunday night he 'had enjoyed only
eight 'hours of sleep, and had been off the
track a total of nine hours and forty-five
A hard struggle was in progress Jast
night and this morning for sedond place.
Rice,, despite the fact that he has been in
great pain and was toy no means himself
for the last twentyfour hours, rode on,
with Schinneer pursuing him like a shad
ow. Between 4 and 5 a. m. Rice and Schin
neer came . into collision. Both fell from
their wheels, but neither was seriously
About an hour later the two men stopped
once more, and it looked as if neither could
continue. Their trainers and a crowd
rushed toward the rail where the two men
lay. The (trainers had to fight their- way
thTttMerh to eet to the men. They placed
the riders on their wheels, , and again
started them. A lew minuies later tviee
slid off the wheel and rolled down an in
rfine. r.rasMner into Entermens wheel. En-
termen was thrown headlong. Rice's wheel
was bent and broken, tout another was
quickly procured and the wiikesDarre Doy,
with an idiotic stare on his draiwn. face,
wobbled around the track once more.
After Schinneer and Rice had once more
fallen, they wtere dragged from, the track
and given a short rest.
- 'Hale, who has 'been graauauy gainuug
upon Schinner, was in good shape, and
showed few signs or the strain me naa .un
--The three leaders went on suiKe to
night and refused to return (to the track,
declaring' that with the vast sums tjq man
agement was making, prizfes of $1,300 to
Hw winner. $800 and $500 each to the next
two, were poor; rewards for their hard
work. They stayed In the dresstog room
two hours and then withdrew their de
mands, coming out and riding tto the nnisn
amid a cyclone or, applause.
Hale and Miller, winners qi last year a
and this year's races, locked arms and
walked" round the track while the band
rviawi "WaII to the Chief." Rice also
came out and the crowd almost went mad
with 1ov, amd sought to get at ne naers io
Dat hem on their 'backs.
. All those who roue wan ue given.
money. The management has made a for
tune. RiVierre, the Jfxeraamma, wu
was (thought ' went Ulnsane yesterday, re
covered, to-day. .'Most of those who fin
ished were in a terrible condition and pub
n .tvtvi.t tmfhlv would not tolerate
such an exhitoltlion ariother year. The rid
ers were subjected Jto electrac snooira, uu.
en and threatened toy 'the trainers and suto
. aii ennta nf unnatural stimulants
Itmi) them ou their wheels, - Many-had
hallucinations during namg ana pixjx
who examined them declared not one was
mentally clear after the fifth day.
"J - BRYAN IN MEXICO.
Entertained at a Reception-Visits a
- Silver Smelting w orKs. ,
Monterey, jo-ba.. -
Bryan was entertained at a reception giv
en this afternoon by the American ,Oolroy.
BfllvM cmuei'ter s esxau-
fiSjSS auknz &e Jay. He Hating co
pious notes of his obaerraWonj. - -
-SUICIDE OF BR. REMPLER.' ,
WEEK OF ACTIVITY
Throughout Business Circles Gener
ally in Ashe ville.
Jjast night ended a week of unusual ac
tivity in every line of tirade in the city.
The tobacco market has enjoyed its full
share, the sales during the week being
uncommonly large wita very satisfactory
results. Since the opening sale Monday
morning and the closing sales yesterday,
not . less than 200,000 pounds were sold.
Prices realized were such as to please ev
ery farmer, many of whom were from Ten -nessee
and the western counties of this
state. Yesterday's breaks at 'the two ware
houses the offerings were above the avA
erage both in point of quality and pri
ces. The presen'ee-of so many farmers in the
city had the effect to make trade lively in
every line, and merchants especially were
gratified with their sales: At tJhe market
last night every stall was crowded with
buyers andvsales kept up until the hour of
closing. Almost every article desired
could be obtained. The meat market stalls
were filled to repletltion with all kinds of
meats,- such as toeef, mutton, vension, sau
sage, wild game, etc. The vegetalble stalls
contained quantities of cabbage, turnips,
potatoes, apples, celery arid almost every
thing else in the line of vegetatolesl Birds,
rabbits and squirrels were in abindahce,
and sold well. The market house was well
filled up to the hosehtradolidlouidluoiuun
filled up to the hour of closing.
SHE WAS STILL ALIVE AT A
LATE HOUR LAST NIGHT.
The End Evidently Near at Hand
The President Constantly at
Her Bedside. f
Canton, O., Dec. 11. To-day was the
tenth since Mother McKihley was stricken,
but she was alive at a late hour to-night.
Though she has taken liquid food iin the
smallest quantity tout twice since she was
stricken, she shows no (slgns of emaciation.
The muscles of her arms and face are full
and well rounded as before she was strick
en. Her physician noticed a decided
change for the worse to-night and said he
did not think it possible she would survive
more than a few hours longer. The pres
ident has not relaxed his vigil at her-bedside
and has only .stepped out on the porch
a few minutes to-day for a toreaith. of fresh
HISTORY SCANDAL ,
Committee Recommend the Expulsion
"of J. N. Stubbs.
Richmond, Va.., Dec. 11. The committee
holding the investigation of the Virginia
h'istOry scandal today . (recommended that
J. N. Stutotos toe expelled from the office of
chairman of the Grand Camp history com
mlttee, and requested the resignation of
the grand commander of the United Con
federate Veterans of Virginia.
NATIONAL BANK OF ASHEVILLE
METHOD OF SETTLEMENT.
Money on Hand to Pay Depositors and
a Prompt Settlement Will Be
Made With Them
At a meeting of the stockholders of the
National Bank of Asheville held yesterday
afternoon it was decided that the bank go
into voluntary liquidation at once.
The money for paying depositors has
been received and all claims will be set
tled within a few weeks, In which
time the amount of $150,000 will toe paid
This speedy and satisfactory method of
winding up the bank's affairs' is attributed
to the earnest efforts of the officials,
Messrs. W. B. Williamson, W. T. Weaver,
E. Sluder, T. P. Davidson and W. J.
The following resolution offered by Judge
T. A. Jones was unanimously adopted:
"Resolved, That the thanks of the share
holders of the National Bank of Ashe
ville, N. C, be and are hereby given 'to
Col. Wm. H. T. Burgwyn, the national
bank examiner, for the faithful, patient
and beneficial services rendered toy 'Mm in
the discharge of -his duties as 'bank ex
aminer in charge.'.' -
Col. Burgwyn expects to return at once
to his home.
FEARED HE WOULD BE LYNCHED.
Helena, Mont., Dec 1L The governor
this afternoon honored the requisition of
Governor Stephens, of Missouri, for John
son, colored, who is wanted for kidnapping
the daughter xf Dr. Neel, a prominent cit
izen of Saline county. Mo. The governor
has .been overwhelmed with letters amd
telegrams from Missourians urging him not
to grant the requisitioai as (the object to get
Johnson into Misosuri was to -lynch hiim.
The governor would not grant it till he se
cured assurances from Governor Stephens
that the prisoner would toe protected.
' GUARDING A JAIL,
San Antonio, Tex., Dec ll.Advices this
evening from Longview state that it is be
lieved that an attempt will toe made to res
cue from jail W. J. Knight, charged with
the robbery of the Doagview bank and kill
ing'' one' of its officials. The -local mili
tary company is 'guarding the jail. There
arA a -Iuxea number of su&uicious charac
ters' in town who are believed to be friends
of 'the prisoner.
, .BAGSTER BIBLES "AT XKJStUi
I desire to sell out what I have. - They
were bought at'a low price and I offer them
for what 1 paid for -them, till Xmas.J.
H. Law, iPatton avenue. . ' - 2G2-2
Blanco Beleases a New York
Weyler's Prohibition Terminated by
McKinley's Language Mildly Inter
preted by Sagasta.
For the Benefit of the Spanish
Some Flattering Words From the Politic Pre
mier The Country May Take a Different
View of the Message.
Washington, Dec. 11. General Dee tele
graphed the state department to-day from
Havana that General Blanco had removed
the embargo against the exportation of
645 bales of leaf tobacco owned toy a New
York firm. Another big lot will be re
leased soon.' Then Weyler's prohibition,
though still Hn force, will cease.
Spain has shown . no dispositioni to re
voke the' embargo so that Spanish sub
jects can send their tobacco oult,
MadrM,- Dec. il. The Sagasta ministry
has made extraordinary efforts to limpress
the mildest passible interpretation of the
language of JJcKinley's message as far as
it relates to Cuba upon Spanish minds. Sa
gasta' himself, haa 'dkMie this pufbKcly and
privately in fihe tmost assidlous way. This
is a sample xa ;nas language:
' "t did aot expect so much from President
MqKinle.T4je r question of the rights of
Damons uraeart wotxrin ain excellent man
ner.. Aa ; egardis the president's utterances
In respect to the work achieved toy the
Spanish; government we can find no fault
with.'them.. They do us justice. It is
necessary that we know the effeot of the
message on the United States Congress.
We shall see very1 soon. The terms em
ployed by Mr. MfcKinley have given the
liveliest satisfaction to the whole- corps
diplomatique in Madrid and all its mem
bers have congratulated me."
It ds by no means certain that the coun
try will look at the situation 'through the
' DOMESTIC EXPORTS.
A Great Increase in the Bulk of Cotton
A but a Loss in Revenues
Washington, Dec. 11. The statement ot
'the principal articles of domestic export,
about 98 per cent, of the whole month of
November, issued toy the bureau of sta
tistics to-day, sftows a total of $82,323,699,
an increase over October of more than $5,
000,000. The exports of cotton for the eleven
months ending with November were 100,
000,000 pounds In excess of the exports for
the coresponding period of '96, tout not
withstanding this increase in the quantity,
the low price of cotton resulted in' a de
crease as compared with the same period
last year of over $17,000,000 in value. The
export price per pound for the three
months ending November, 1896, was 7.6
cents, and for same period this year 6.1
RESCUED BY THE ETRURIA.
Queenstown, Dec. 11. The Cunard line
steamer, Etruria, arrived to-day bringing
the captain and crew of the British steam
er Millfield, from Baltimore bound for Bel
fast. The Millfield's decks were swept, her
funnel washed away and her boats
smashed in a terrific hurricane on Wednes
day. She wan abandoned in a sinking con
diton yesterday. The Etruria took all (the
crew off soon afterwards. .
MADISON COUNTY CRIME.
JOHN KILPATRICK FATALLY
STABBED AT STACKHOUSE.
His Assistant William Pressley Es
- capes i With the Sheriff in
Special to The Gazette: .
Marshall, N. C, Dec. ll.--John Kpait
riek, of this county was fatally stabbed
with a knife in the hands of William
Pressley this afternoon at Stackhouse, N.
c. ' . 1 .-
No motive is assigned for the deed as the
two men had been good friends up to the
time. of the difficulty. It is thought Kil
patrick will die.' ' . '' '" - r
Pressley escaped with the sheriff close
on has track. .. ' , ','
r BANK STATEMENT. . ' .
New York, Dec' il.The weeklr toank
e u tement shows the following changes:
Surplus reserve,, decrease; $3235,523;
loans, increase,, $9,981,300; specie, decrease,
5609,900; legal : tenders; : decrease, $402,800;
deposits, a increase, $8,891,300; circulation,
dea: ease, $61,800. The toanifcs :'now-- hold
$18,7,425 in ' excess -of the requirements
of the 25 per cent, ruler ".7"7
A Murder Case to be Tried This
McDowell county circuit court will open
tomorrow with Judee (Burnt an the henh.
Solicitor McCall, who will leave for Ma
rion today, informs us that the docket is
not unusually lrage, and although there is
.one imomiorae ease to be tried, he thinks
the court will not last longer than one
week. The capital case to toe tried is the
state vs. John P. Hall. rfiflTO-Pil witiTv
"murder of David Jarrett some six months
ago, tne particulars of whach were pub
lished in 'the Gazettte. Aimih-w
case on the docket is a charge against two
young men for rocking a train.
A Large Number of Motions Heard
Yesterday was motion day in the supe
rior court and almost the entire day was
consumed in the argument of motions in
the Western' Carolina bank case, in which
many members of the bar engaged.. Su'ch
questions as making parties, giving no
tice and priorities of claims were dis
cussed. The motion for the removal ' of
Lawrence P. McLoud as receiver of the
Western 'Carolina bank was continued to be
heard at Waynesville on the . 22nd inst.
. SEM0US CUTTING AFFRAY.
The usually quiet little town of Bryson
City, in- Swain county, was the scene of a
bloody and perhaps fatal cutting affray
night before last. John Everett, a prom
inent merchant fthe town, and a carpen
ter by the name of Summer became involv
ed in a fight in the store of Everett in
which Summers received nine different cuts
with a knife in the hands of Everett. The
cut which is thought to be fatal is in the
right side. The other wounds are on the
face and different parts of the body. Our
informant, who passed through the city
yesterday, informs us1 that Summer's
cnances ,for recovery are very slim.
AVERY'S CREEK SCHOOLS.
The public schools of this county closed
Friday .ndght after a successful session in
each district. In! district number one
(Avery's Creek) the closing exercises were
latrgely attended toy tooth parents and pu
pils. The school room was elaborately
decorated with floweris and the program
was one creditable to the school. John
W. 'Starnes, ex -superintendent of Bun
combe county, delivered an address on the
subject, "One thing we would like to know
is, who is my friend?" The address was
well received by the large audience pres
ent, and the speaker was congratulated
upon Ms eloquent and m'teresting dis
course. " . . '
THE FIRST NlTIQHAL.
OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE
The Worthless Assets Amount to
$259,747-Those That Are
The first official statement of the condi
tion of the First National banik of this city
that has been made public appears' in the
annual report of the ' comptroller of the
currency, dated December 6, 1897, and a
copy of which reached the Gazette yester
day. In 'this report the estimated value of
the assets and the liabilities are given
These appear in the following table:
Good ...$i 21,514
Doubtfuil i.. .... 52,969
The worthless assets "accommodation
notes," etc. are within a-very-few thous
and dollars of what the ' Gazette reported
them pwo months ago. The capital stock
TRAGEDY IN JACKSON.
There was a sad tragedy enacted on
Scott's Creek in Jackson "county, day be
fore yesterday. Two young girls by the
name . of Barnes, while at play in the
house, picked up what was supposed to
be an unloaded pistol lying on the dressing
case. The elder said to the other, . "I will
kill you." The pistol fired and the ball
penetrated the brain of the 15 year old sis
tor,, causing instant death.
BISHOP DUDLEY'S LECTURE.
To enable everyone to hear Bishop Dud
ley's lecture, 'The Historic Chirist," to
morrow evening, the ladies have decided
to admit school' children at' . half price.
The issue of. tickets being exhausted, the
doorkeeper! will toe instructed to admit
such upon these terms.'
MARTIN G: HUBBARD DEAD J ;
Washington, Dec 11. (Martin Q. (Hub
bard, director in the Bell Telephone com
pany and well known to public men, sci
entists and financiers, died at 'Twin Oaks"
Ms suburban residence at an early hour
this morning. He was in his 76fch year.
There will toe a mass meeting tonight in
the First Baptist church at eight o'clock,
in the interest of the prison reform. Bishop
Dudley, Dr. Byrd and Captain 'Patton will
talk. All are .cordially invited.
r FACTORY TO BE ERECTED.
J. B. Bostic sold yesterday torC S. Bay
liss toF. 31. White; "a ' lot onJ . Market
street for $1,200. -Mr. White will erect a
factory buiMing at once. f - v x
THE SMALL POX
Now Prevalent in 30 Conn-
lies of the State.
Quarantining Against Atlanta,
Where the Disease is Epidemic.
Immense Loss to the Business In
terests of the City.
Country People Frightened Away
by Compulsory Vaccination.
La Grange Citizens Not Permitted to Visit
Atlanta Except by Permission of the Mayor
of the Smaller Town.
Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 11. Small-pox pre
vails in thirty counties of Georgia. It is
epidemic in Atlanta and will cost the com
mercial interest of the" city over a million
dollars during the holiday season alone.
Compulsory vaccination has had the ef
fect of frightening country people away
from Atlanta, many fearing they will be
hunted down- on the streets and viccinated
upon the highways.
Towns adjacent to Atlanta believe the
disease 'is imported from Atlanta and have
quarantined against this city. 'In La
Grange citizens can not visit Atlanta with
out .getting a permit from the mayor of
their city. -
SALE OF JAPANESE PICTURES
By the Ladies, Auxiliary of the Y. M.
An art exhibit will toe given in the Para
gon building, corner Haywood and College
streets, on Thursday, December 16, from 3
to 10 p. m. and on Friday, December 17,
from 9 a. m. to 5 p. m.
This exhibit .will be under the auspices
of theLaddes Auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A.,
Which has won for itself a reputation for
its . high -.class ententainments.
The pictures are exquisitely tinted water
colors of (scenes in Japan, and ladies in
Japanese costumes will have charge of the
The Ladies Home1 Journal pictures,
have arrived and will be on sale at this
Thesel engravings are especially fine, be
ing copies from Gibson and other recog
nized artists of the day. There will be
no admission charged.
Whitsett Resignation Again Up and
Special to The Gazette.
Raleigh, Dec. 11. -There was a warm de
bate in the Baptist state convention at Ox
ford to-day on the resolution calling for
the resignation of Dr. Whitsett as presi
dent of the Southern Theological seminary.
It was defeated by eleven votes. The con
vention will be held at Greensboro next
RECEIVER FOR PIEDMONT BANK.
Special to The Gazette.
Raleigh, Dec. 11. At Goldsboro to-day
Judge Robinson appointed' ' A, D. Cowles
permanent receiver of the Piedmont bank
at Morganton. It is adjudged that hds ap
pointment had priority of that of W. E.
Walton, and it Is ordered that the latter
deliver, the bank's assets to Mr. Cowles.
Judge Green to-day at Boone, appointed
Walton permanent receiver. The case now
goes to the supreme court.
GOOD, established, paying business for
sale. For particulars address (Box 705,
fWe wish to take this opportunity of
thanking the putotic tor their many kind jbx
pressions and also for making our opening
such a -brilliant success- We wish to apol
ogize for not having our stock in toetter -shape,
but the extra, unexpected rush just
at this time, both in- town and from cata
logue orders, made it impossible for us to
toe better prepared. '
We have endeavored this year to put on
the market out- usual high grade of
goods, at prices mucn lower (than ever be
fore, and we can safely say that to are
now selling goods as low if not lower than
any other Jewelry house in the country,
who handle a high class of gotods.
ARTHUR M. FIELD, -,V
Leading Jeweler Cor. CSittreh St. and Pat-r "
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