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THE LEADING NEWSPAPER ?OP; WBSTEBM' NORTH CAROLINA.
Vol II: No. 263.
ASHEVILLE, N. ft, TUESDAY MOENING, DECEMBER 14, 1897.
Price 5 Cents.
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At no other previous time
coaid you purchase hif?n class
metal n o v3lties at 1 such low
prices as this feaOD. At least
we know that you can do so at
our store. Very large assort
ment of German and Sterling
Silver and Dresden Mirrors acd
Brusbes with, silver trimmed
shell or ivory combs to match.
Separate Hand .Mirrors from'
15c to $2.25
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Brush and Comb ; Sets from
75c to $150
Silver Brush, Comb and Mirror
$1.25 to $5
Dresden Brush, Comb and Mir
ror Sets from
$2 to 5 .
The prettiness .of these goods
must be seen to be appreciated
Full line high class artistic
Dresden aiid a. Fine feath
er Purses and Chatelaines new
goods at much less than usu
Fancy Silk Shopping Bags 25c
to f 1 worth exactly double.': ;
28 South Main Street.
Just the thing for a Xmas
present, and going very
W. A. BLAIft)
Phone 75. 45 Patton Ave.
YOUNG LADY ROBBED
Attacked Last; Night by a Negro on
About ix o'clock last nigM, hie Miss
Jessie Williams, a dressmaker, working
with Mrs. Bradfbfa on Central avenue,
"was on !her way . -home on Clayton street,
she was seized (fey a negro, 'chocked and
robbed of her purse, wMek she carried In
her hand. After effecting the - robbery,
Miss Williams was released and her as
sailant made hlsV escape down the brai-jh
in the rear of R." B. Glenn's.' Miss Wil
liams ran to the house of Mrs.! B.- Bilid,
a short distance, and gave the alarm.;
nt1fid and Officers
Jordan anr . T .vorl nr rsaevf, active iVCD. "till
midnight in -searching for. a 1 clue to ire
Perpetrators of the outrage, but with fio
success. Miss. Williams could not identi
fy the negro further than he wore a l white
LAMBERT STILL-AT LARGE.
Taere was eome little ritlr . in- .the city
yesterday morning 'occasioned liy a report
w. H. lyeavef and. others had ca)p
tred "LBjnfcfirt. i TTnon tn-vestigatiou it
Proved to be a fake. .'Mr. Dearer says that
vhiLe he made an- effort to acrrest Lambert
made ia failure, tout had flats of futt on
Many new things " in Sterling Silver, all
Jwl weiebit. hiit.'nrirre are as
weight, but -priced area low y
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Delivered Last Night at the
f Court House.
What History Has to Tell of
The Inspiring Energy of the World'
The Episcopal Bishop and the Par
1 liament of Religions.
Mistake Made by Chirstian Denominations
Which Refused to Talce' Part An Exhibition
of Spiritual Development. 1
There was only a small audience at the
court house last eveningx perhaps a little
more thain. half filling ithe, court room, to
listen to the grand lecture of Bishop Dud
ley on, 'The .Historic Christ." The wrapt
attention given to its deHiverey throughout
and the sponitaneous and ihearity applause
at its dose gave evidence of itfhe apprecia
tion of the comparatively lew who were
so fortunate as to be present. Those
in attendance were among Ashevjille's best
The bishop was introduced' to the audi
enlce very brjefly by the Rev. McNeely
Before begfi'nntog the delivery of his cel
ebrated lecture the 'bishop gave, by way of
preface, a brief account of the parliament
of religionis, held at Chicago during the
World's fair at which his lecture was or
iginally delivered, land the origin nand pur
pose of the parliament,
"The United States 'of America; hdd -bid
den the nations of the world to join with it
in, celebrating fitly the four hundredth an
niversary of the discovery of our? new
world. The wthite city had arisen as by
the touch of magic wand upon the shore
of the great inland sea. The buildings
which had sprung up as in a night dis
played to wondering eyes from every clime
Che marvelous progress which man has
made since the day when on these shores
stood only the tepe of the -red man. Within
the mammoth halls' in crowded array
moved the procession of development every
department Of hum-aai' knowledge.
"The manuscript of arionks, the painfully
executed perpetuation of knowledge
precious 'ats riches, the possible possession
of only the great ones of the' earth, was as
strange aimid the .concourse of printed
books as the armed knight of long ago in
his armor of 'intolerable 'weight among the
scientific soldiers of to-day protected by
their f ortifioations and hurling death
against the enemy visible at long distance
through the glasses which scien-ce has de
vised. Such let these few contrasts iseem
to illustrate, such the exhibition' of the
glory of man in the progress of knowledge,
knowledge of actual visible and external
in its .application to the supply of human
necessity to the increase of, human happi
ness by the creation of .new needs and of
the all sufficient satisfaction.
"But has man's progress been solely In
natural things and does his higher and
fuller life consist only in the abundance
of things which he possesses? "Is the dif-
feremce between the Japanese and' the
Englishman only a difference of- (afllain
ment to the knowledge of the natural arts?
Does the African differ-.-from the Aaneri
can .only in the detail of his wearing ap
parel or the relative - destruc tive capacity
of the spear tnd the Gatltaig gun? Is the
Asiatic's tardy approach to tlhe comforts of
civilized life due solely to -the fact that
the primtinig press is till a marvel in his
crowded cities? Nay, are not all these
material advaincesbut the evidence of nay,
the Tesult of an advance of the essential
manhood in the conquering the dominant
race Is not spiritual progress the expla
nation of that which is material and has
not' supremacy in art and science -and civ
ilization,, been uniformally associated- with
the - spiritual development- whJdh! has
somehow attained unto the knowledge and
worship of one 3od? ,.
'"And-just -as we have bidden the -peoples
to brimgr the best results Of their endeavor
that we may compare theni with ours, so
wl'll we bid them tell us of . the inspiring
beliefs of their civilization, the tonowieage
ifehat Is HheirS-of the 'timseeh- and the eter
nal and Of man's relation to him. Hence
the parliament of religions.. When the
thought of it entered the mind of one emi
nent Christian man, Charles- CarrOia Bon
ney, it was derided by money as ohimeri
oal, impossible of "realizaftiom; many- ais- dis
loyal to our Christ; but looked ait in the
light of Its marvelous accomplishment it
seems to me the necessary, the initial, , the
glorious complement and completion of the
idea of the Columbian exhibition, aye and
the most splendid evhibftion! of the spirit
of Jesus Christ who dreads no comipaTfison
with any other God., (Who hath reyeaaed
unto men the Father who received out of
every ' nation, him" that leareth ; hhn and
worketh righteousness,, --SX
men -everywhere to come unto him and he
:'L.-.fAM .hrWv'Of the difficulties
- ; . Christ; the opposiuvu, y
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TO KILL YELLOW FEVER
Efforts to Prevent Its Beturn Next
' Summer- '
Washington, Dec. lurgeonj-general
Wymian said to-day thathe press reports
that the United States might be visited by
an unprecedented epidemic Of yellow fever
next year are not unwarranted. ;
,;'W are now," aid Dr.TWyman, "en
gaged in disinfectant "work and we espect
to Mil all of the germis of the disease. $a
the infected districts. The chances , of ;th
disease springing up within the two states
that suffered from the visitation last.; Jail
will be slrt'ght. . ' - ,
"If the country should have another visi
tation of fever next year conditions will
be tehanged, so that the authorities "will be
better able to suppress it. The fver
breeds on filth,, and as southern communi
ties are alean&'img themselves 'the sanditary
conditions will be better than- Oast sum
SOUTHERN BASEBALL LEAGUE.
Atlanta, Dec. 13. The : new southern
league of baiseball for next season was
practically organized yesterday.-- INew 6r
leans, Mobile, Montgomery, Birmingham,
Atlanta, iSavannah, Charleston and Augus
ta will probably be the cities composing
the membership of the new league. :
At the meeting yesterday officers were
elected for the season, and the salary iknitl;
of $1,000 was fixed, -being the same for
managers as players. 'It was decided that
a $50.00 guarantee should be fixed' for each
game with a visiting club. A 5 per cent,
gross, gate receipt sinking fund was also
NEW NATIONAL BANK
PROSPECTS FOR ITS ORGANI
ZATION IN 'THIS CITY
Substantial Encouragement Giveix to
President J W Norwood to Carry .
; Out His Plans.
J. W. Norwood7, president of the Atlan
tic National bank of Wilmington, is i
the city, .looking over the banking field:
This ,j makes the third trip Mr. Nor-
wood ha , recently made; to Ashevllle for
this purpose, and appeaaancesxlndicate that
tee will be eilccessfuL He ,fta8rfiSe4ved
substantial i encouragement fromso!M of
Aheville'a ,T&tBt prominent buisiness.'rlnen,
which insures " a new national ' bank in
Ashville probably at an early date,
Mr, Norwood has had remarkable suc
cess as a banker. Stive years ago he - 0Tt,
ganized the Atlantic National bank of
Wilmington; N.v C. This bank has paid a
dividend of six per cent, each year since
Its organization, and its stock now sells
readily at sixty per cent, premium. Ashe
vllle will do well to secure Mr. Norwood as-
one of its business men, and the Gazette
wishes the new enterprise success.
Accompanying Mr Norwood is Mr. John
H. Law, cashier of 'the Central National
bank of Spartanburg, who is also looking
over the field with Mr. Norwood.
It is That Rev. G. J. Gibson Killed
San Francisco, Dec. 13. Judge Bahrs
today ordered that Theodore Durrani be
brought into court on Wednesday for re
sentence. The defense in the case is said
to be contemplating a sensational move
tomorrow, which Sis nothing leas 'than to
charge Rev. George J Gibson, pastor of
Emanuel Baptist church, with the "mur
der of Minnie Williams. If any evidence
can be produced to justify his arrest this
will be used to secure another stay.. The
police' pooh-pooh the charge that the
preacher is involved.
Mrs. Alice Hareley, who t killed Senator
Foley at Reno some years ago, created
much excitement in Emanuel church last
night. At the conclusion . of t Rev . . J.
George Gibson's sermon she dramatically
declared that she had a message from
God that Durrani's life would be saved,
and that it was 'the duty of the congre
gation to save him.
WON OVER THE IRATE FATHER.
New York, Dec. 13. Col. Samuel Evans,
og iMilledfeevilile," Gsu, arrived in town. 'to
day land made a rush to the mayor's office.
He declared his daughter, iBessie, not yet
of age, had written him from here she was
going to 'marry P. iH. Hirschi, a Wall
street stock broker, to-day. iHe said he
did not know IHirsch and' would stop the
marriage.- Evans was very, fierce and
seemed ready .to eat Uirsch up if he found
; iHirsbh was visited dn hi omce'iis af
ternoon by 'his fiance. . She is a .tiaili, sten
der blonde girL Then the two went to the
Astor Souse to visit the irate father who
in the meantime had been looking vainly
for his daughter to stop- the wedding.
Af ter a two-hours' coaferemce 11 went to
a local preacher's- where the wedding oc
curred, .' .
FIGHTING FOR A FORTUNE.
New York, Dec. 13. A contest over the
will of Thomas Hussey, of 'Montgomery,
Ala., began before the surrogate in- Brookv.
lym thi morning. (Hussey was found un
conscious in the street iast July,, and $32,
000 in tKmds, stocks and checks were dis
covered in hia pockets'. He was suffering
from keck of food. Subsequently he died
at the home of his grand-nieces in. Brook
lyn. ' r i .
- (Five days 'before he died Uuasey executed
a wiil leaivtns ; his "propertji' valued at
$60,000, to his grand, nieces. ' i
This will Is vow-contested on the-grounil
of undue influemeeihy-other relalires most
ly from Montgomery. 1 , -
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FITZ HUGH LEE
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Military Guard About the
Consulate in Havana.
Fears That it May Be At-
f tacked by Spaniards.
Havana Newspapers Stirring Up
A Big Body of Spanish Troops
All the Commissioned Officers Killed in an En
gagement With -Insurgents A Newspaper's
-Havanna, Dec. 13. The American con
sulate in this city is guarded !by mdlitary
police and detectives. There , is much ap
prehension in government circles that an
attack - may be directed upon the consul
ate'.hy uncompromising Spaniards, who are
very angry over the message of Presldimt
McKinley. The Union Constituoional and
El 'omercio are daily exci ting the anger
of . the Spaniards over the message.
Gen. Lee is. serene amid the storm of
passion, and continues1 to receive every
Gen. Blanco has suppressed and burned
the edition of Diario Marina, which print
ed impressions of Senor Canalejas that Cu
ba is surely lost to Spain.
At Sabahas De Ciego, Santa Clara, a
terrible engagement took place six days
ago, in which the Spanish column of 2,
000 men .was. totally defeated. The Span
iards, lost aJl of their officers, sergeants
taking command of the scattered troops.
Silence jregarddng the iff air is observed by
REPORTED FAVORABLY IN THE
A Number of Yonng Ladies Present in
Defense of the Game-Bill to
Come Up Today.
Richmond, Va., Dec. 13. The anti-football
bill was reported favorabliy by the sen
ate committee on general laws to-day . by
ia vote of 5 to 4. A number of young ladies
were present who had brothers and sweet
hearts at Richmond college.. They ap
plauded - so enthusiastically whatever was
said in favor of the game that the chair
man had to stop the demonstrations. Rep
resentatives of the Richmond college were
present with a head gear and, foot hall suit;
which was donned., to demonstrate' that the
player was well iprote'cted from ' Injury.
Mrs. Virginia Morgan RobinHon, whose
son is invalids, from a hlow received in the
game a year ago. Was present and opposed
the game. s.
The bil has- been made the special or
der for to-morrow. A hot fight is ex
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I' 'BAGSTER-BraLlS JiT COST. . -,
I desire to sell out' wlsat I -have; They
were boughf at.; a low price and I.offer them
for wt t ' paid to; them; till 'Xmas.-.
H-Law, 35 JPatton avenue.' " " ' - - 282-2
Stable' tor -wBl-ff Hotel Berkeley,
Alsov one set -of . hamad- donble !Xrr
nes at $10.00. S. iBL Caedester. ..';
GENERAL FITZ HUGH LEE.
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Reasons for WilthravTing Deputy Col
lectors From Classified List.
Washington, Dec 13 The senate com
mittee on civil service and "retrenchment
today resumed the inquiry inte the work
ings of the civil rcrvice law.
Frederick T. Walser,. deputy collector
of internal revenue of the fifth district of
North Carolina, testified to the irapracti-
bility of putting deputy .collectois under
the classified service. In the first place, he
said, the close and confidential relations
which ought to exist .between collector
and deputies is scarcely possible, and in
the second place, those who were success
ful in passing examinations were young
men without the experience that would fit
them for the offlice. A- civil service ex
amination could not determine a man's
physicail courage, which was essential in
A MYSTERIOUS MURDER
Sepposed That the Victim Was Mis
taken for a Judge.
New Orleans, Dec. 13.Samuel Mullen,
who was mysteriously murdered in, Amite
last night, proves to he a Baptist minister.
There is no clue to the assassins, although
blood hounds were oised to track them.
The only explanation, is that iMr. Mufllien
looks something like Judge fiofoert' Reid,
district judge, and 'brother of Joseph A.
Reid who was assassinated, a few days aeo.
and that the murderer mistook him for the
judge and wanted to frighten a)ny one from
pursuing them by murdering . the judge.
There is talk of organizling a la'w and or-
aer meeting to suppress murder.
PLUNGED INTO THE RIVER
UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE OF
A TEAMSTER. '
Saved Himself But His Team Was
Last Seen by Him Floating Down
the French Broad
Late last evening a youiig man by the
name of Goodiake came into the city cold
and , shivering, his clothes completely nfcat-r
urated ; wfth water. He gave the story of
k very-unpleasant experiente he hod . just.
t lift ttV&l&mWtliT!itti1itt ' W-SJf
. uvvu.ia.ivB . ii ttvmtFr xvr- .., uiiauLuiue -establishment
near -the ojd depot, and while
driving a two-horse team near the - ap-
proach to Smith's bridge, the horses be
came firightened . at. the noise of fire
crackers which boys were poppling and
plunged headlong imto the river, carrying
him down with'them. , "
Goodiake attempted to 'gain control of
the the team and stuck to the wagon as
long as possible and then swam to the
When asked what "became of the team,
Goodiake said that they were still going
with heads above water some distance be
low the point they entered 'the river -at
a rate that indicated, that they were wend
ing their, way to the Gulf of Mexico. At
last accounts the team had not been res
cued. CUBAN TOBACCO ARRIVING.
New York, Dec. 13. The first shipment
of Cuban tobacco that has reached this
port sitce Weyler's decree over a year
ago, prohibiting it, was refeeived to-day.
There were 391 bales in the shipment, but
-several thousand are now on their way
here, and it is expected that efforts now
being made by state deDartment 'will
result in the withdnawal or all opposition
to the exportation from Cuba to the United
States. The edict, was directed against
Cuban cigar makers in the -United States,
who were contributing $1.00 weekly to the
TWO NEGROES LYNCHED.
New Orleans, Dec.- 13. Watson Carter
and Jaimes Thomas, colored, were lynched
td-day at Bayou Gou'lia for the murder of
George Burbur, who was killed while the
robbers were looting a store. The judge,
owing to threats- of lynchinig to-day, or
dered the prisoners- removed to 'New Or
leans for safety. The removal was kept
secret, (but leaked out. At Bayou Goula
'the mob boarded the train and took Carter
and Thomas from the officers in charge,
carried them to some woods and1 lynched
A MARSHAL'S READY PISTOL
' Glasgow Ky., Dec. 13. Deputy City
Marshal Bailey shot today and fatally
wounded Alexander Lrasley. Lasley and
sevral others stole a 'lot of whisky and
brandy from the wholesale house at night
and became intoxicated. This morning he
beat his Wife into insensibility, cut his
son's throat, seriously injuring him. Mar
shal Bailey appeared Lasley rushed on
him with am axe handle and iBailey shot
him through the head.
A CARPENTER'S TERRIBLE CRIME.
Modisto, CaL, Dec) 13. 3eorge Owen a
'carpenter, quarrelled with hfisr family over
his daughter's, marriage to a blacksmith
named Tiedman. JHis wife finally left him,
going to live with their daughter. 'To-day
Owens shot his wife, who was about to be
come a mother, in the abdomen, his daugh
ter in the breast, and himself through the
head. His wound is not fatal. The; wo
men are likely to die. Owens will be
lynched If they do. ; - "
The meeting of the .'Prison Reform as- V
sociation held in the First Baptist church
Sunday night,- .was of much interest. In
teresting talks on. the work of the organ -rzation'were
made ty "Capt-lTl W. Pattpni
Bishop; Thomas: Uv aud4ey and DriJ Camp-,
bell. ..Each of these addresses were great
ly fjenjased.aii4 will 'httve the effect to inrl
spire more jnterest; in tneoojworx.
Jtfucli Interest in v. Todays
Meeting at Atlanta.
One of the Plans That Will
be Laid Before Them
For Changing Methods of Market
A Scheme to Eliminate the Hear.
Proposed Planters' Union, With $1,000,000
Capital That Might Control the Sales Suffi
cient to Equal the Visible Supply.
New York, Dec. 13. Members of the Cot
ton Exchange are showing much interest
in the ; convention of the cotton growers
at Atlanta tomorrow!
The active spirit in favor of the plans
and the purposes of the growers is John
T. Rodley, a member of the Cotton Ex
change. He said today that he was not
ahle to attend- the convention, but had
sent his views to the delegates. Mr. Rod
leyj has submitted a defininte plan of or
ganlization. He suggests "The Southen
Cotton Planters' Union," with $1,000,000
capital, in shares of $5 each, so that the
farmers and. others may be able to sub
scribe in outlining the plan. Mr." Rodley
says : i "
"By reason of a large number of stock
holders- scattered, over every township and
county In "every . cotton .growing state,
thecphtrol or the cot-
secured, .aTothus prevent eeMing .futures f
short. No producer - would he -'limited In '
the amount he might wish handled. Many
well-to-do farmers, : realizing, " that the
company was lin a better position to ob
tain -.higher prices, might market their
entire crops in this way, and this feature '
alone would make the company a terror '
to .bears, who sell habitually thousands of
bales of cotton short, and who do not own
a bale at the time Of sale and have no in
tention of delivering one. .
"Once eliminate, bear element in cot
ton," Mr. Rodley declares, "which is the
creator of an artificial supply,' and permit
the operation of the natural supply ani
demand and you have ait once secured the
object desired and cotton will bring a fair. ,
legitimate price." .
Tales Told by a Prisoner Just Airived
New York, Dec. 13. Victor Dumas, a
French citizen, arrived from Cuba to
day. He was just released from the Span
ish dungeon at Matanzas, where he was
kept - in solitary confinement for eleven
months. He says ihat Rice and water,
morning and night, was all the food-given
prisoners. Many died of starvation
Some were hung up by the , heels and
beaten till they . died. - Dumas was much
GOOD, established, paying business
sale. For particulars address iBox
We .. wish to take this opportunity of
thanking the public for their many kind ex
pressions and also for making our opening
such a -brilliant success. We wish to apol-"
ogize for not having our stock in better
shape, but the extra unexpected rush jus:
at this time, both. in town and from cata-
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logue orders, made it impossible for us- to
be better prepared.
We have endeavored this year to put on"
the . market our .usual high grade of
goodsi. at prices mucn lower than ever -before,
and we can safely say that wo are
now selling goods as low if not lower than s
any -other jevelry house la the ; coaatry,,' -.
who handle, a 'high class of goods. '
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