Wei have some odds and
ends, broken lots; of differ
ent lines gathered during
stock taking, ' and placed on
sale to be closed at ridicu
lously low prices.
Children's and, Misses'
Caps in price from 25 to 50c
25c Ladies' Cloth Sailors
48c " Walking Hats-
Only a few on hand; choice
$5 Furs at $2.75..
This' department is still
prepared to " supply
iigh-grade CapeS Or Jackets
at surprisingly low pnces.!
Nobby things at less than
cost of material.
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Somewhere between sunrise
and sunset, one - golden hour I
set with sixty " diamond , min-,,-
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No Reward Offered.
Remember your time is never
lost when looking a through ,
our large and well selected
stock of groceries. '
1 6. A. GREER
Nearly everyone likes mince pies makes
t-e right sort of a wifldup to ' good dinner
A good pie lies to ;a great extent In the
mince meat. If .tU Ul flavor ;dln.t there
your pie will be net no matter now" good
the crust is. And ' above all, mince meat
"ants to be clean.-" We -' have got, a mioce
meat that we think will please anybody
It is made by one who knows the art from
beginning to end, every ingredient'; which
iil improve it is in it and it's as pure as
ax. if yOU will only "try it, we are, quite
sure you will -like it. r t :.i'.LJ "
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P. L. B YARD'S
PURE . FOOD J STORE -';'
Phone 49 19 Merrimbn A ve.
ESTABLISHED; :. ; c f
Good paying business lor sale. For pari
llculars address N. ft.'P., Gazette. ' " ' ; t ,
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IN THE SENATE
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Vote on Teller Resolution
Booked for Tomorrow tf
May Be Deferred Until Fri
Resolution Will be Adopted and All
. x Amendments Fought.
President Expected to Make Some
In His Speech Tonight House Discussing Indfcn
Appropriation Bill Urgent Dtficierpy ! Bill
Washington, Jan.. 26.'s-Th.e senate's ses
sion today -was prolonged until seven o'
clock. The silver, question was discussed
for more than six and a half -hours. Ac
cording to the agreement enacted last week
a vote is to "be taken tomorrow at four o'
clock on the pending Teller re-solution, de
claring United States bonds payable in
silver or gold, at the option of the holder.
It is probable that this agreement will be
set aside and .the final vote postponed un
til after the day's session Friday, i
The desire to debate thef question is unit
versal on the democratic side. The State
ment ,of Senator Berry, of Arkansas, in
yesterda's debate, that if silver should fall
in value to twenty-five cents on a dollar,
he Would still think it the duty of the gov-
'eminent to pay its obligations in this cur
rency, may serve to keep some silver re-
publicans In line, ;a,t lea&C In supporting
wme amenamenxsto oe presented on uk
TOut5iide. Th combination t
ocrats, populislsana silver' republicans is
determined to vote? down all these amend -ments,
but there will be a close vote on
ooe of them. ;.
The resolution proper will be adopted,
but 'the republican senators are hopeful o'
being able to cast a full vote in support of
a declaration indorsing the financial plank
of the St. Louis platform, ' ' i
The debate today was very interesting,
the feature being a fierce attack upon the
silverites by Senator Hoar. Senator Tel
ler was the chief object of his satire. Dur
ing the debate the fact was devoleped, in
private conversation among the senators,
that the president will make some Import
ant nnanciai disclosure in nis epeeoa , in
New York tomorrow night. It is under
stood that he will" make renewed declara
tions of his interest in international bimet
allism. " SecreOary Gage's Lke statements
in his Philadelphia speech last night are
taken as the expression of a desire by the
secretary to show the public that he and
the president are in accord on the financial
IN THE HOUSE.
Wtashington, Jan. 26.--The house plunged
into a diiscussion of the Indian approprla
lion bill today. . Unlike the debate of the
Ipreviouls day,i It adhered rstrietlyr to the'
text and ' tea pages of theibill were dis-
iposea- oi.i " r
Reference to the. .threatened deficiency in
Che 'free delivery branch of the postal, ser-
vioei, neces'sdWtinig faa' curtailment r of the
carrier . service ila larger cities,; lea to a
breezy discussion1 of .that subject. -
The' conference reporit on ' the urgent de
flciency bill-wias presented and .agreed to.
The' ienatev amendments were in the main
accepted by the house conferees. The house
at 5:45 o'clock adjourned.
W.- TOM WATSON POPS UP.
..Atlanta, Ga.t Jan. , 26.--Th,ere seems to
be little doubt among the politicians of the
cacy of the Hon Tom Watson for gov
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TITOMA3 E. WATSON.
ii . nirni1tts. Tn all i
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intention of strengthening himself as ? a
populist candidate for president' in 1909;
Nearly all of the county delegations to the
state; populist convention, to be held here"
on the 16th of March, have already .been
elected, and " with no exception v, they are
In sympathy. with Watson's gnberatoriaS
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THE NAVAL ACTIVITY
Cruiser Brooklyn Ordered to Sail on
New "York; Jan. 26. Owing to hurry or"
ders from Washington, the' cruiser Brook
lyn will sail on Saturday to Join the North'
Atlantic squadron, and not in two weeks
as recently arranged. Work on the cruiser
will now be continued night ami day so
that she may -be ready to put to sea as or
FOR H. . 6. EWART'S PLACE
MANY CANDIDATES FORCRIM
NAL COURT JUDGESHIP- T
Contest" Likely to be a. W arm One and
t Must be Decided Soon Men Most
The fight is on for H. G. Ewart's place
as Judge of the criminal circuit court, and
the names of the aspirants are legion.
Most prominently spoken of are Judge E.
D. Carter, R. S- McCaH, J. M. Moody and
George H. Smashers. The governor has
been requested to make no appokntmeoit
until all the counties of the district have
had a hearing. . It will be necessary how
ever for the governor to muke 'the appoint
ment within the next few days, as Judge
Ewa-rt's successor will very soon have to
hold couTt in the district, the regular term
for Buncombe convening the 2Gth of Feb
ruary. R. S. MoCall, who 4s now solicitor of tno
district, was Interviewed yesterday nx.J
reiterated his sitjatement that he was not
candidate for the place, but would ac
oept it if appointed. Mr. McCall is, how
it fun r
ever , prominently spoken of for the judge -ship.-
He is a native of ,'McDowell county.
He began the study of law' at the state
university and graduated to 1880. After
obtaining license to practice, ihe located in
Marion and followed his profession there
until Novemlber, 1890, when be removed to
Asheyille, where he has since resided. Mr.
McCall was appointed: solicitor of this
criminal district by Governor ' Russell 'un
der an act of the legislature of 1895;" and
elected by the people at tihe general , elec
tion "in "1896. He has gtven . general satis
faction ae a solicitor; and should !he be
appointed judge, would no doult "All 'that
ffice with credit to himself and fcarty.
' Judge E. D. Carter Is an opeal, candidate
for- the judgeship, and his. friends, both
democrats and republicans,,; were active in
hie beha yesterday. i!Petltkms were circu
lated and signed by -many citizens, among
whom was a' Jorge percentjage of Uhe Ashe
ville har and the police force of the city1.
As a lawyer of ability Mr. Carter J well
known throughout the district Tie Ibegan
his ""education- at- Wofford college, .- -Soutli
Caroiima; where he stayed twoyears, and
conapieted'hls tudies'at.theunlversl!ty of
this state in.1876. He then began te.'etudy
of law under Col. Geo. N. Folk at Lenoir
and. was 'admitted., to the. 'bar in. 1883.- In
June, 1889, he was elected solicitor of the
crioninai court of Buncombe couaxfcy by the1
boa.fd of magistrates, serving six t5onsecu
tive yearns:;.. He is. now pojicejustiee of th?
city; under" appointment; toy the governor.
As s6Dcilrf Mn Carter, made-an emviable
reputation, as a prosecuting officer, w - .
" James $IL Moody of Haywood, ' who, it Is
said,- is as candidate,:! weiil known' through
out the dis-tt. He has represented it as
senator and "was for four years solicitor, of
this, judicial -district, which office he fitted
with credft to himself and satisfaction to
the public r,J -v sV-, , .V
, Georige;H. Smaithers ot Wiaynesv'ille, , an
other candidate it is eaidK is one of: the
best known m en in WesteTn North. Carolina
He has represented his county in the leg
islature, and is "noWv one of -the receivers of
the Western Carpllna. Ibank:: He is; recog
nized as a good lawyer and as worthy asi any.
-man to-Ms "party of such- an; Important
place.' ; ; rj
, If Is tihougiit that P. Al' Cumings Is lso
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Decision by Judge Norwood
There Was no Legal Author
ity for the Bond Issue.
As; the County Had no Pecuniary In
terest in the Road
At the Time the Gounty SuhscriT
tion Was Voted.
Question of the Regularity of the Passageof the
tegis ative Act Did not Enter Into the! Case
The Case Appealed-
The case involving the validity of the
funding bonds, jasuedi by Buneombe county
in 1886 in lieu of the 'bonds issued in 1875
to pay the county's "subscription to ; "the
capital stockjof the "Spartanburg and Ashe
ville railroad company was argued before
Judge Norwood! at Wayes.ville ye-sterday
upon the motion of the plaintiffs, the "board
of county commissioners and T. i. Brown
to continue the restraining order issued on
December 29, 1897 until the final hearing.
The .motion, was argued by Judge A, C.
Avery of 'Morgan ton and Mark W. Brown
anct FredMoore for the plaintiffs and Judge
E. D. Carter for tw. !R. Payne county
treasurer, the defendant.
Judge iNorwood held that; the bonds in
.aieistion were illegal and continued the in
unction as prayed for 'by the plaintiffs.
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The defendant gave notice of appeal to'
the supreme court. ' ' f '
...-.This .decision of Judge (Norwood renders
the bonds null and void unless the appeal
aken by the defend-antis is prosecuted in
..he isupreme court and the judgment .of
. udge Norwood reversed. -s
Judge-" Norwoodl based . 'his decision - on
the ground vthat as the construction of the
fepartanourg and lAisheviiie raiiroaa . was
not 4egun until, iatoer the flection author
izing the subscription and the dasuing .of
the 4onds was held; and ; as- the county
had rno. pecuniary interest' in the road . at
the date of the making of the subscription
and- i the Issuing "vof the tbonds,- 'there was
no legal authority for the holding . of the
election,' thevmaking of "the' sujbscription
and the, issuing of the bonds. ... . : . i . ; .
, ; The? d.ueestion . of the regularity of (the
passage of the act-which the defendant, re
lied upon did not enter into the case. The
only act .concerning the passage of which
any question was made was -the act of
4877, attempting." to ratify the county's sub
scription,'' It appeared - that this , act was
not passed. in the manner, required by the
constitution as oonstrued' by plaintiff 's at
torneys. ' u ' '
'DOLE AT WASHINGTON
MET BY SECRETARY -SHERMAN
AT THE DEPOT
i if "t
Driven to His Hotel in M'cKinleys Car
triage V Military Display. Bnt an
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Washington Jan. 26. President Dole tar
rived at ' 2 : 15 this afternoon. ac6ompanted
by Mrs. Dole, his physician and his pri
vate secretary, . besides a . special - escort
from Washington The party were met at
the Baltimore and OMo depot by Secretary
Sherman and Assistants Secretary ;Adee.
Mr. 'and Mrs. Dole and4 Secretary Sherman
were driven : to the Arlington Hotel in
Presidem MeKinleyB carriage, the other
memSbers of the party following.' , , ;
The rooms in the Arlington known as 'the
state apartments had been reserved for the
Hawaiian president and his wife.
There was no military display atending
the reception of the distinguished visitor,
Mr. Dole having made a special request
that all display be avoided. A large crowd,
however, gathered at the station. A pla-,
toon of mounted police galloped after thu
carriages as. the party were driven to the
hotel, but there was no other escort. With
in an hour after Mr. Dole reached the ho
tel, President Mckinley made a call of cer
CHAMPIONS. ON 1HE ICE
GREAT SKATING CARNrVAL ON
Some of the Cracks' Who Will Take
Part in the Contests That Begin
Today-List of the Events-
New York, Jan. 26. A great skating car
nival at which some of the greatest skat
ing chanupions of . the United States and
Canada will be present will be held to
morrow, Friday and Saturday at Silver
Lake,- Staten Island. During the carnival
i contest for the national amateur skating
championship of the United' States and
.Canada will 'be held under the manage
ajent -'of "William' 'H. Robertson. Among
the skating champions who will participate
in the races are Le Roy See, who recently
defeated the Canadian crack skater, H. P.
McDonald, at the Cleremont rink of Brook
lyn, in a half mile race. Ernest Higgdns;
of St. Johns, N. B., the, boy wonder and
midget, a prodigy on the ice, and Arthur
iB. Snezey, who is am expert in the execu
tion of the ("Hudson river stroke.
Le Ray See, who defeated MioDonald, the
champion of Canada, is a Brooklyn boy
He is a member of the South Brooklyn
wheelmen, and is quite young to (be such a
Jast skater. iHe undoubtedly has a great;
future before 'him as a skater if he keeps
on increasing his speed.
The first "skating championship in Ameri
ca was held in the winter of 1879,1 and. was
won by George D'. Phillips, now noted as
a -fancy skater. JThere.were- other, cham
pions at thartime In the United States and
one of the most- popular;, was Joseph Dona
huei who' in his youth (traveled throufeb
Norway,- Germany, " "Holland" and . England,
defeating the greatest, champions of these
countries ' in many hard-fou ght co;ntes ts. k
. The special events of the coming cainlval
are as follows:, 100 yards .scratch ; 440
yards . (championship, 880 yards ' (pursuit
race), -one . mile -' (novice),; 100 yards
fsDratch final heat) ; one mile' (champion
ship), five miles (championship), two miles
(handicap), f ten , miles ? " (championship) ,
boys' race, one mile (open to 'boys , under
sixteen' years of age); and three miles (han
dicap). ' Silver prizes are 'to ibe given, to
those who come out first and second in the
race., :' , t fi .
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; Chapel OEIill, 4 Jan- 26. OSdmund Vogler
Patterson, chief marshal, Jeoted, last Sat
urday, has chosen' as his aeslstanta the
following, all of whom are from his college
class: i Messrs. R. GKlttreTl, of Vance;
Thomas Hume, Jr.," of Orange;' J. D.
Grimes, of Pitt; John R. Carr, of Durham;
J. K. Dozier, of Edgeconibe, and F. AL- Os-
orne, of Mecklenburg.
To Seek a Conference With
The Cubatt Commander WSLTUB
Havana Populace ?til I Greatly Inter
ested in the Mainet
A German War Shta Saluted by;
Morfd Castle. " ' 1
Engagements Between Spanish Troops, and In-, -surgents
Araguren Sacks and Burns a
Havana, Jan. 26. The news is conflrmea
that Gen Blanco left 'Havana in order O
confer, w3;(h Gen. Gomez. The Oubanis ie
cedved the news today that Gomez, havlngv
heard of iBianco's eotm'ing to see hkn -;Tossed
the trocha in spite of it guards.
and went to Camaguey to consult with t2
Cuban government. Gomez inlienda to
warn the government that the Spaniards
are now evidently bent upon offering bribes
bo Cuban- leaders.
The step Gomez has taken is the last
thing Blanco wanited him 'to do, and a-
mounJls in advance to a complete failure
of the captain general's 'undertaking.
While Capt. Sigsbee was making his of
ficial call to Consul General Lee yesterday, .
the guard -of the order publico .which the
soflsuiate has constantly around it, was re-
Imforced with six men,. but they were un
necessary, as a very few aw . the captain
Ipome. wiwen-.-'ine left ne rooic a carnage
wrt-h one of the mfioves of tne .consulates
. The 'wharves were "crowded, all day wlL3 v
idmirers and non-admirens of the 'Maine
favorable to the Spanish navy- a 4he'AI-V
fonzo XII was close to the 'American war
ship. - . ; lr i
All news and debaMs that ctome from the
coumtry prove- the great efforts the Span
iards are 'making to turn every occurrence
or engagement into a decisive victory."' The
repoit Jed Spanas'h victory of Gen. Castel-.
anos at Puerto Principe proves to havB,'
aeen a defeat s even the Spaniards might
uiier ir tney reaa tne account .m "Lia.
Lucha" yesterday which differs from the
iAt this moment the guns alt the fort La
Oatrana are saluting the German warship
Charlotte ithatfhas entered the bay.
Col. Araguren entered Tapasate last
night, sacked tlhe stores and burned thB
place. The Spanish com'mander, -Molina, "
has had severe engagements with insur
gents at Caimaneria.
SPANISH WARSHIPS COMING,
Madrid, Jan. 26. The cabin en t has de
cided to send the battleship Vizcaya to pay
a friendly visit to American forts. . .
MEETING OF UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES.
Raleigh, Jan. 26. The trustees of tih
university of North Carolina will hold their
annual meeting at the executive office to
morrow. . .
NORTH CAROLINA GEMS.
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The rare beauties of nature, so welt
represented in Western North Caroliaa, "
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are becoming better known every day as
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people who are better educated in the fr
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mation and utility of mlnerali have f real
time to time shown their appreciation of
these Gems by using them In U kinds of
..We have r decided to close ourt some . of
theae gems and offer them1 at prices that
should make ;them all sell in a very f e ?
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One lot'of 41 gems at 50 cents each. , "
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One lot of . 40 gems at 60 cents eacbv , .
One lot of 169-gems at 75 cents each.
One lot of 40 gems at $1.00 each. ' cV - 7
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One lot of 32 gems at. each. Sold. & -V.,1
One lot of S gems at $1.50 each. ' j "
One lot of 3 gem ax $z.w eacn, , ; ,
One lot of 5 gems, at $2.50 each. SoM. '
One em for 6.M. . '?VV ;
'"V ; V ARTHUR M. FIELD, -. v " '
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