ASHEYILLE, NVCSATT3EDAY 3I0RNING, DECEMBER 26, 1897.
Price 5 Cents.
Our store will be open every, evefflng of
tbis week. . - . V
The Christmas shopping
and buying is noV the order
of the day.; Very little
time left for decision, -but
there is no need for hesita
tion about where to buy, be
cause our's is the store to
visit for the nicest oods,
and last, but not leasts-bargain
Holiday Specialties are
Here in Great Profusion :
Umbrellas, regular hoi
iday styles; :
Metal Smoking Tables,
Collar and Cuff Boxes,
Metal and Dresden
Easel an Hand Mirrors,
Artistic Fancy China
and Dresden Ware,
Glove and Handkerchief
Etc. that's always thed
28 South Main Street.
Christmas is Here
and now is a good tim ta get
that sideboard- It' will - be a
fine present ; for your.wife: and
at such low figures too.
Phone 75. - 'iJ'Bat:A
SPANIARDS DRIVEN. BACK
Unable to Conquer tne Cubans byv Sea
or J and. 7
Havana, Dec. 25. Advices ..from iMania-
willa, Santiago de Cuba proyinoe, say Vthat
the Spanisih sauaidron, composed - f lour
sunlwats and two tii'gs, have been driven
from the mouth of the Canto rirer by in-
sufgeais under Gen. Garcia.
At the same time 163)00 Spanish soldiers
"under Generals -Pando and Segura, .who
stexiluneousily attacked the insurgents by
land, have also been compelled to return ,
to lAianzanilla. ----p V-:t ji3;:5v:
The gunboat5 Vailasquez was seriously
imaged by a torpedo, tand the rest of . the
squadron had 'ostop firing on-account of ;
heavy rann'nna.fii.n? from; the insurgent
frt,s. All along ;he lower part of - the
Canto paitriots had built strong lortffica-
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Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AU
drugeista refunA itJie' money- If it fails, to
cure. 25c. The genuine hasVU 0 61
ah tablet. ,. - i'mBM
isT y'i-.A-.-; K I
n Malga Grapes 20c.; Raisins .8c; and 12c.j
currants lOc CStron .18c., Bates and
PruneB 7c... Mixed Nute -12c.r Banana
i ana 15c. per dozen. S. H. Chedester,.
An Explosion of Gunpowder Works Terri-j
TWENTY-TWO MEN AND BOYS BURNED AND 0THER-
: W1SE.BABLY INJURED.
Fears That Some of
Clothing of the Victims Torn into
Fire Many Physicians Give Aid Details of the Catastrophe and Con
dition of the Injured.
1A. fr'lgShitful'aooid'ent yesterday turned
OhTfisftimas toto a day of suffering and anx
iety ini many homes land shocked this en
Twenity-two persons were injured,
many of iChem very seriously, by a gumpow
der explosion on the trill that rests above
the dast bauik of 'the -FTenoh iBroad river,
juslt below Eanith'a bridge. x
The ' accident occurred a little after 11
o'clock ini the morning. Arr number ; of
boys and men assembled near the West
End drug store and, purchiasing a quantity
of guniKxwder, crossed the river atod as
cended the bill wbere in an open field on
the Bumimit if or several' " yare there has
'been the bump of an old army cannon.
TSbe crowd of boys and men, whilch' had
swelled to nearly a hundred, got the gim
'into position and successfully fired one
Wlwvf V-tf'Kttrf .rn.f .AiVKA:irkr Jtm kA .wiir --r'
A cheer went iJ Sat th'reault, and before
'the smoke about (the eajnnoa ' had : cleaired
'away the men -and boys, who "at it firing
had .'retreated to a safe distance, rushed
back to it and Joseph (Finch, a braikeman
on i the tAsheville and SpartanbuTig branch
of the, (Southern railway, lapproached the
mouth of the grin with a can conltadning
about twenty -five pounds of .powder. John
Iuigle, butcher, shouted to 'FinJch, 'IDon't
put that .powder in :here yeL Walt till we
clean M out," but Finch paid ,no attention
to rtJhe warning, and began pouring the
powder into the cannony. when there was
a burst of flame from its mouth, a ter
rific troar and a flash that seemed' to fill
the whole fields with fire and smoke. IMen
and boys were .ithrowi from their feet,
driven across The field: and rolled down the
steep' incline of the hill.
A FRIGHTFUL MOMENT.
A scene of wild conifusion followed, afteT
a' moment 'sj lutll from the. stunning effect
of the explosion,
hundred or more
The field; and woods a
feet away from where
the cannon ctfll lay were ablaze, and strewn
bou( the field were more than a score of
human bodies ome moving and some ly
ing sflenit. .- . ;
(Finch, the man who heid fine powder keg,
lay rnsensSble nearly. a hundred feet away,
cear aifen& where he bad fallen- after his
flight through : the air. (Fragments of
clothing were everywhere and many of the
injured Jay, .on the ground or staggered
about, with. bliinded eyes, coal blaick Haces
and blooded bodies almost nude.
y iSkxme -ran-' aboa;, frantically, screaming
wiihr plaint therrameni of clothdng" that
iruns Mre3 about them still burning.
J)ne boy twelve yeWs old, was rolling down
the Mil toward the river his cloBhdng on
.None whet: stood; near, the cannon -es-caped
injury That no 'person was killed
ouftright ,was most ; remarkable.
; fTthose. who had escaped injury hastened
to the rescue of their -unfortunate comipan
ions, teiairing and cutting the . burning
Nothing" from their, bodies z of assisting
toemto:wa'l;k': i 7- ' - --SM
The place whiere the explosion occurred
t innm -the iHnry ' field, and. .many of
carried, down the fcifl-W the old residence
of Jud!ge Henry at the east endof Smith, s
bdd'ge-'- .'?. .- ; v'? ':&y. - - '
The scene about this house was soon one
to mow the stouitest (heact't to grieL f A
,.1- MunM urmtvaz whom were the irela-
Ives and neighbors
B1 and-bedding were carried to the
Smm Ind one terano thinjured
Were bfoughit own, Td
impbssable for even their -nearest p"
toWOgndziButror the white akin, of
JSwied were their faces and-hands, their
SiiyoUe; singed o?the
ifl firing of. the atnoonT not
Swat tb performances.
' a Mrvrvrm Were , -
the cTowa :YTi;- wfle
f?. i isueedea by a
thrown l- W the" houses
roar ua . - Gre : ICharles
hall a mile w,. . those
ynne and - ,JS
Them Will Die and
' .v; ' -
Shreds the Explosion and Set' on
who witnessed the catastrophe and several
persons etanddng on the bridge, who hast
ened to the hilltop. ,
The first message tor medical aid was
probably sent from the cotton facttory,'
though several of those on 'the AsheviMe
side of the river, who witnessed the disas
ter and realized its probable consequences
also went immediately for medical aid.
The telephone call from the cotton fac
itory summoned Dr. George Thrash, who
arrived at the 'Henry house promptly. He
found iDr. J. A. Watson' there, wSpo bad
jus't arrived. There weif tea of the
wounded then' im the houe. QDr Thnash
came provided with a supply of cloth and
cotton band'ages, and he and Dr. Watson
workea imdutriously to relieve the suf
fering. They were reinforced soon by Dr.
A. t lard Dr.:fcarl V. Reynolds,, Dr.
George Thrash, Dr. L.. B. MoBrayer, Dt.
C. Starnes, Dr. TEJ. B. Glenn, Dr. Wood
aock and Dr. IH. L. iBaird. .
A number of the- mos't seriously Injured
were toon; p!Baced. in i!i:mmia
number were taken to the Mission hospital
and five were comveyed'tb ithe' office of Dr.
Starnes where their wounds were dressed.
The arrival of - the wagons "on the public
square attracted a large crowd, and as the
ample covering jo blankets was removed
fromt each of. the wounded disclosing the
frightful efpeetacle of the'ir injuries, though
in every insitance a handkerchief covered
che face, many were astonished that the
men were able to walk from the impro
vised ambulance to the physician's office
with the. assistance! of the physicians.
In place of the clothing they had lost
blankets covered their, bodies, jlfheir bare
arms were black and bloody. . .
Oljany person from Ash-evilie visited the
scene of the explosion, during the day. The
cannon lay half buried in the ground and
all around it over the entire field were
strewn burnt fragments of clothi nig pock-.
ecs rrom vestsarma .from .coats, pieces of
shiirt bosoms, cloth from pantaloons torn
stockings, flannel underwear, portions of
one-nearly new suit of clothes Mil ol holes
and ragged from burnts.' The field adjoin
ing had been burned over and some of the
trees snowed the effect of the flames. It
is stated ithat several of the Injured had
money, watches or revolvers in their pock
ets narat.are now missing, though some. of
the valuables imay have been found by per
sons wno will return them, . : ; ;
FOUND HIS SON.
A sensation was caused -af ter the field
had ben cleared of : tthe 'injured, by the
information that Claude 'iMcAbee, boy,
was miesinjg, that one of the spectators had
seen him blown- ; "high, into the air" and
into' the adjacent field, ' that had afterwards
been on fire. INo -trace of him could be
found. (His nearly frantic father and. others
searched every spot of the -charred field
and 'grove, and fiears were expressed that
be hlad been cremated. Later word was
brought to -Mr: SMcAbe that the lad was
at (Biltmore, which proved true. . Though
very contradictory stories -.are told of the
force and effexft of the explosion it is
doutottal if any- of the men were "thrown
high into the air," the force of the ex
plosion being' ; lateral driving the men
along the " ground and throwing thtem
prostrate. Their clothing, though in many
ins'tances it was torn from their; bodies,
iprotected tb flesh 'froro; beimg burned -except
fav cases 'where itihe cloth, took fire.
- ' ' THE INJURED f "
titaaa braikeman,: mriedo
seriously injured,rewvery 'doubtfu3 Blawn
100 feet, unconscious when found; severe
burns face and bands, thumb sh'attered.
probably 'tihe worst case.. ; . '
BDWARI 'MILOUBRage 17, 'Hill street;
injuries serious. ;Emdsrof several fingers
blowm off; antkle eitiher 'dislocated or frac
iiTured; hair completely singed, cut on hip
bone; fatee out and burned; may lose one.
eye. . - - - - ..r'M t'-'-: ' . .
RKJHARiD . AljORTCS; age 15, Jefferson
drive; face and eyesbadly turned; cut on
chdn benae suffering 'ii
avenue ; diriver f or jDr' George-A. CMebane;
badly burned about face hands, elbows and
knees, c May tlose lef t eye; no limbs broken.
:? HAY EfTON age-a2jWest i Haywood
street;, injuries serioute'hemoxrahge from
nose and mouth; : face, - limbs' 7 and arms
badly burned. - -..'t '
JOHN ROWELIL, age 20, W-est Haywood
sbreet,' watchtmaker; serious injuries, "face
and hands badly burned; may lose one eye,
hair , singed. - . I ?t 1,. .
..BfTJCK TRrVTBTT, 'age 12, iDepgi street;
isjiorles serious, face d'isngared, mmrber of
gashes on nose and : obeek;f hemorrhage
from tnose. ' X-
r; D. 'BENNETTT, age 20, Buttriik street;
fnjTiries very serious: jdaV vu.4vnth
tta-nKis and faee tadiy burned. . -
rTBAHTON iMEAiNS, seriously tourt; right
eiM face xaaastled. rieht luinA -KnHW
Jburnf'd; eye cevferely injured.
. JOHN BNCRLJB, age 30, Depdt street, mar
riediaTDily; tmtoher lor 'Radiford at dept
One of the -mostt seriously Uujusred; dis o
catloQ, right s&ouider Jodnt, two gtasiea
ritfht ide 6f head above eaa cut in fore
head; severely burned on arms, face,
aanKia, voooy amcl eyes
street-injuries serious; left thumb muti-
laiea, race badly-burned, eye-brows and
eyeas'hes scorched, limbs badly burned.
JAIMES WARREN, age 16, Depot s:reet;
badly. burned about eyes, haads and iace;
arm seriously, injured:; may. lose one eye.
'EUGiEND WTN, age K. West Haywood
street injuries serious; burned principally
tn;face; ear severely blistered; may lose
: --Jl . A.vfpnvnsi ,
. VERNON SHNTEJLXi.
age. 12, near old
detj inijuries serious; face,
oouy nadily 1 .burned ; number
eyes seriously injured.
of gashes ;
HUmqHA'RD COOK,' - age 17 ; face and
hands terribly 'burned j gashes in legs.
ag 17, Oakdale ave-
nme ; burned on !fiace ' and neck : not seri-
B. LiV GOWAIN. asie 23: marfetafc W-Tr dm
otd: depot; badly burned abouit eyes and
HpNRY McNTmE, age 17, West Ashe-'
virile; face burned, .hand sprained.
GEXJRG BATON, age 18, J West Hay
wood i.sti;eet; left eye. blistered,
'BEVERIL.Y THEvNlHOLlM, age 16, West
Aaheviite; neck, face and eyes burned; not
-v-EDWARD JEVANS, age 17, jSouth Main
street; face bruised and burned.
' Amon'g" -the other boys in the, party who
;wer near the scene of ithe explosion and
some of whom received slight-burns and
blisters, were 'Ernest Elmore, Joseph Stew
aft, Vernon Hawkins, Ralph Harkins Jx
sepfr Barrett, (Frank iPrater and Burt Mor
ris. ' ; v
BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.
Ail -the morning there had been a num
ber of men and boys In antf nbout the
stores, near iButtrick's old machine shop,
poping fire-crackers, iaughing, joking and
having a -generally good' time.' About 10
o'clock the number began to increase and
near- M. quite a crowd had ''congregated in
the West -End Racket store owned by Joe
: Some mention was made Of firing the
oKfcannon which had been used, upon simi
lar occasions for years. FinaSly fifteen or
twenty of the boys agreed to club together
to buy a can of powder, and . have, a reg
ular cannonading. The necesary amount
ws raised, and '., a twenty-flye-pound keg
was purchased. Then, the boys proceeded
to the hill, to enjoy their' sport In the
mesntkn the crowd jkeDtivirettttiie' -Urwr
f"here -tomst vhave been nearly a:huindred in
an. '4 ;. - f:
- Shortly aiter the aeftdentt a Gazette re
porter interviewed, four ''.or nvojof the badly
wounded men. In the main v detail's their
staJLements are about- the -same. - iMost of
them at the tlme of the accident we,re too
nnuoh shocked, blinded by the explosion
and busy putting out the fire on their, gar
memtB, for it Seems that the clothes of all
-resent caught, to take noMre of what was
going on aa-ound ;them. . Neither are tbey
able to give-wfth any degree of accuracy
the distances they were; blown. 1AM those
who were immediately around the gun
were hurled-some distance, and a few are
Cure they were hoisted Into the air.
Burgess Gowan, who was standi ag a few
feet to th side of the cannon and who wes
badly burned, says, he remembers , a tre
mendous 'flash, and the next he fenew he
wias picking himself up -forty or fifty feet
away, and trying to put out the, fire in
his clothing. IHe was able to walk ' and
hurried to the branch to put out the. fire
in his 'clothes and to wash.
One little fellow was sure he saw a man
Mow high over his head.,
The Statements- of -those who saw the
blow-up from a distance differ in mny
points. Two men who were watching the
proceedings from Smith's bridge; say ' the
men - were blown away from the cannon
along the surface of the ground, wh"le sev
eral others strenuously affirm that the
bodies were burled kffgh into the air. j,
Will ruton, " colored man, who was
a hundred irode away at the time of the
accident, "says' ithe-. men were hurled in all
directions'; many of them twenty-five and
thirty yards. Charles Wynn, who was an
eye -witness -affirms that nuamy-were lifted
high intx the air arid deposited on. f 11. side?.
$$me of those swho were around the can
non cant give better description than
those, who saw it from ad 'stance,, and
many of them are -able to tell nothing that
ttook place after the explosion..
The 'first work of the physicians upon
their arrival, was to administer" hyperder
mic injections to allay the sufferibg ' .of
their patients. To those who seemed "30
be in a stage .of collapse,, the excitement
having worn off, .whisky was given. Oils
were next, applied to the skin to prevent
exposure to air ;and cotton bandages were
placed on the wounds. ' v t . ;
-Although the physicians carried a quantity-
of. bandages, wi Hi '.them the supply was
soon exhausted and bed linen was usfd:- '
The body was. next securely rolled in-a j
oian-Ket rn.. oraer to prevent exposure ana
the head and fa-oe -bandaged.
, The patients were . removed - by being
placed either on a .cot or U$n bedding in
a straw-covered .wagon
There were' a large number of wagons
att the scene of the. disaster sent by kind
Mends. . . - -.';':..-'.
The hosDitai threw- or'en its doors asd
bad iprepaaed--: for .'receiving fifteen of the
patients, "tthough-the families of many- of
the wounded ones fpreferred tb have their
relatrvea witlj them and "niy three young
menvernon - seiueus'WKK '-, 'irvv&ii ana
Charles "Earwood; through the earnest - so
iicitetioa o,che physiciaBS, were taken to
the hosbital. - -VerB on Sen tell - and Buck
Trivett -are- mere lads -each being twf.1 ;e
years of agei "Both or these hoys OJpiayea
considerable nerve 'during their suffering,
-though their injuries are so serious , that; it
was necessary QasLn'ight v$o adminis-.er an
anaesthetic to "allfiy the Unjense painr"and F- Oaleman,'- driving an engine to a. trivial
the physicians did tnytt attemprto dress lEe fjrpj was upset and crashed to death while
wounds of rlittle vVernon, vbut'have 'postf iis iititle famiiy awaited his .promised t
poned it untai' this morning,, when' it will . turn to dinner., '..,.,., ' -. , ' , ,
be- necessary itO: radaninister chlo.ofornt r ? 1- ' v A .. ; . . . . , ; .j . ' ;"' :
" VernonVrWounda are Ux'fiff'biOBeht' TT.'Eaw Announces that - he, wtll' keep
the other boys, severe burns upon' the face;1
hands and knees .'with the exception that'
he has a number of cuts and gashes upon
his leg which are supposed to have been
made by flying pieces of - fin. , ;
Trivett has a large gash out in his. nose,
also-one in his cheek, -both of which were
carefully sewed last evening. He bad a
liemorrhage -from the nose and -mouth,
whieh the physicians in attendance thought
might be produced from concussion of the
brain, though this could not be determined
until a reaction sets in.
, "It is impossible -to tell the extent of the
last evening, "until the
nervous shock wearB off and the neriod nf
relaxation commences, which will be from
twelve to forty-eight houts."
BRYAN'.S VISIT IN MEXICO.
San Antonio, Dec. 25. William Jerfnings
Bryan writes to Hon. H. F. Onion that he
is receiving a great deal of attention from
U?i4cati people, and .will conclude his
Miasa in wnrcn i vs expecteo: he will give
his Tmpressions on the rvrndiitifyn nt m,va
ONE BODY FROM THE COLISEUM.
Chicago, "Dec. 25.-One body burned al
most beyond recognitiion, was taken from
the ruins of the doliieum to-day. , It was
that of. H. Johnson, . a carpenter. None
of the Kjchers reported missing were
burned, all escaping - safely. 'President
Dickinson said 'to-day that the Coliseum
wtould not re rebuilt.
INDEMNITY DEMANDED OF SPAIN.
(Madrid, 'Dec. 25. It is stated that the
United iS'tates has demanded $8,000,000 dol
lars indemnity for damages to , American
traders in "Cuba.
KILLED BY A NEGRO.
Charleston, S. C IDec. 25. IM.. A. Lo-
renzi, a wnite restaurant manager, was
shot with a rtfle and instantly killed to
night by an unknown negro, who fled. 'He
has not been captured. The murdered
man-s nve-year-old child was the only
MURDER AT A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL.
Columbia, S.-G., Dec. 25. At a Chr-istmas
tree festival at Double Spring church to
aay mconshineTs were oat m force, and
whisky flowed freely. An old feud existed
between Charles Speed and Samuel -Wil
banks. "Pistols were drawn by boLh. Speed
wias shot dead. There was a panic among
BIG HAVAL FLEET
A.MERIJAN WAR; VESSEL2
Tae Most F6rtaidabl That has
sembled in the Gulf of
WashinigtQn Dec 25. The navy depart
memt was informed to-day of the departure
of the cruiser Montgomery from Pensacdla
It is presumed it has gone In search of an
alleged filibus'terer or -to prevent ithe sail
ing of an expedition for Cuba
The monitor Terror arrived to-day at
Norfolk, and is ready to sail for Key West,
where she will nreet other vessels compris
ing the Jonh AitHantic squadron, and join
in the 'projected' icruise in waters rri that
This fleet will be the most formidable
that has visited the Gulf of Mexico since
the ' rebellion.
CHRISTMAS DAY FIRES.
Two Large Buildings Burned in Chica
go-The Work of Robbers.
. Chicago, . Dec. 25. For the third time,
fire desffcroyed the building of the Quad
rangle club at Chicago university this
morning. The flames were, discovered at
4:15. When finally they were 'brought un
der control they had gutted the buiiding,
The cause of .the fire is unknown. The loss
The six-story brick building, 183 Fifth
avenue, was dea'broyed by fire this morn
ing. The cause is unknown. Three fire
men were hunt. ' Capt. McSweeney can not
recover. The loss is $125,000.
; 'By a ruse of starting a fire .and causing
a 'panic in a crowded store of 'Rothschild
& Co., yesterday, two men tried to execute
a, plan- for robbing 'the store bank, which
contained $70,000 at tbe time. The plot
was frustrtaiied only by the timely action
of Miss Amelia Grodains'ky, one of the
employes, wno put out the nre, receiving
severe hums. 6he alarmed, the clerks in
fthe bank. It is suspected that other fires
ivere , robber's' work, which may account
for last night's Coliseum blaze aswell.
CHRISTMAS 1N NEW YORK.
The Holiday Celebrated With En
'New York, (Dec. 25. The seasonable
weather brought a generally merry
J Christmas to GreaJter (New York. - The
charitable - instiitutions, newspapers : and
theatrical manaJgers furnished feasts and
, enterftaintmein'is 'to thousands of poor, both
here and in Brooklyn- The magistrates
were SpecJialIy lenient toward the usual
holiday crop of- rciEor offenders, and tur-
key dinners in all the prisons -smoothed the
; usual rigid linies of the law's proverbial
sitesinness. "Weil--attended services in. the
:. chiurches, and crowds of merry-maacers on
'tne streets-, were omy a iew 01 uie. iaaj
signs that the greater holiday was being
eelebrated everywhere With gusto.
' 'A" few minor casualties brought sadness
imto some homes. Joanna Reiss -amd Wil
liam Gottseyer. dropped dead while deco
rating' trees.- Lawrence- M cCarthy, a
wa'tchman; was found frozen to death in
a rowboat. fa the 'Narrows. 'Firemam Jas.
his store open every night this week until
- 10 o'clock. " 7 '-'269-5
1 I '
While Going to China to
Strike at England.
He Stops to Beg for Coal at
Wales Snubbed Him When He Went
And the Qneen Left Henry to Shift
The Prince Narrowly Missed Seeing Evidences '
at a Theat e of British Hatred for the Ger
mans and Hearing Ridicule of his "Conse-
('Special Cable to The Sun. By Telegraph
to The Gazette.)
'London, Dec. 25. German Prince Hen
ry's mission to China, which was never re
garded very seriously by the (British public
has become more than ever the object of
derision here since the ' Deuitscbland and
Gefion entered Spithead.to beg for coalr- at
almost the, outset of their long voyage. If
Germany's "mailed hand" Is ultimately to
hit the (British in ithe face this, seems a
tHenry will , have to go cap in band to
half a dozen British coaling stations before
he reaches striking ground.- He will have
to 'take British coal at Gibraltar, Malta,
Port Said, Aden, Gplombo, Singapore and
It develops that iHenry's second object
in his visit to -ESnglind was to convey to
the queen from- the kaiser a "long Jebter
wherein he begged to make his own ad
vances. Therefore Henry , wrote or tele
graphed1 his "uncle notifyfBg htm (that he
wanited a , train whereby .to -trajvel to Lon
don, and Virtually invited himself to din-,
ner at Marlborougn'' wpiam had involved
HenryT"Who' naaawafty took the 'sIde-of his
' "consecrated" hrother, (The quarrel had
royal -and timlmm' WtSfyifrw
The queen - 61ined:'r inVere aad 4eft;-' '
Henry to hia own shifts'. jHe-Nvlas'no't to'?
be frightened' out of his, excursion to
China, and proceeded to complain that he
was driven to this hazzardousr cburse by
the policy' of the British government. 1
While at Osborne ithe prince expressed
a wish to see his Uncle Wales'.- Arriving !
at London he found only "the secretary of
che German embassy waiting, and reach
ing the embassy was handed Wale's an-
swer. This -must have been a refusal to
meet him, for though the prince's primary
object in going to London was undoubted
ly ito see Wales, he left the next day :
without having seen a member of the lat--ter's
family. Wales d'inedi at home that
evening and his . only subsequent engage-
mient was a visit no the Duke of York's
theatre. The managers of' the theatres
invariably circulate the announcement of
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the royal visit as advertisements, but on
this occasion Wales forbid Hhe theatre to
notify the newspapers, and (Manager Pem
berton had to destroy the customary notices.-
Henry stayed at the German embassy to
the last hour. .Later he attended' the Im
perial variety theatre. Uncle and nephew
were therefore en joying, themselves within
a few hundred yards of each other. ' .-,
Had Henry's visit been a short time earr ,
lier he would have been the JjaHet where
in the appearances" of the , Germao flag
were greeted with howls of hatred, and If"
he had crossed Leicester square .to the Al
hambra he might that night have heard.
the comic singer ridicule hi ."consecrated"
brother and his own mission, amid thun
derous applause. Where he spent the re
mainder of (the night is unknown. (He re
turned to Portsmouth the next day, and
rejoined his ship unrecognized by the re
porters of officials.
We wish to take this opportunity el
thanking the public Wr their many kind ex
pressions and also for making our ooeniac .
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such a brilliant luccess. We wlifa' '
ogize for not having our stock in better
shape, but the extra, unexpected rush just
at this time, both in town and from cata
logue orders, made It impossible for. us
be better prepared.
We have endeavored this year to put ea
the market our usuai . high - grade "
goods, at prices rnucn Sower tluui
fare, and we can salelr ear thai?
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now selling gooos aa ww u im iowr
an other jewelry - bouse In the
who handle a high elaes of goods. !j -x '
ARTHUR - M. FDSLD. S,
Leading Jeweler, Cor. Church St and DaW
ton avenue, Ashevllie, w. u,
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