THE ASHEVTLLE GAZETTE-NEWS
QATES PARK NOW
HOTEL PEOPLE ARE
ASKED FOR DATA
INSISTS ON TAYLOR
Senator Simmons Resists Sec
retary McAdoo's Desire
To Appoint Gouvenier.
Store Opens 8:30 A. M.
Closes 6 P. M. Saturdays
9. P. M.
Mail Orders Sent Parcel
Baseball Players Doing Hard ; Receives Commission as Scout-
Work Daily New Men
master of Troop No. 1, Boy
Scouts of Asheville.
The work of the players who have
arrived here for the spring tryouts
Roes merrily on, the men having been
on the Held at Oaten park twice yester
day, again litis morning and will go
down this afternoon. The ground is i
getting in good shape, with the excep
tion of the outfield, which still remains
a bit soggy in places, but it is believed
that With the sunshine of today that
this too will soon dry up and can be
used to good advantage.
The elimination work is expected to
lie started by Manager Louis Cook this
week, perhaps about the last day or
two of the week and next week in it
will continue until Asheville has se
lected its regular roster of 13 men.
There are il men signed for tryouts
for the Asheville team and it is be
lieved that no trouble will be experi
enced in selecting the men to compose
the aggregation that will represent
this city in the struggle for the pen
nant of the North Carolina league of
Professional Baseball clubs.
The local fans are showing their
loyalty already, for each day large
numbers of them journey down to
Oates park and watch the boys go
through the work of playing ball.
Encouraging words are heard on every
side and every fan seems to think it
his duty to give the very best of ad
vice and encouragement to the new
men who are here.
Yesterday afternoon three players
reported for the tryouts, making In all
something over 20 men now here.
Herman Braekman of Cincinnati came
yesterday'. He is an intielder. righ!
hnndod. weighs 141! pounds and is five
feet seven and one-half Inches tall.
.1. .1. Foy of Winder. Ha., came to
town yesterday. Toy is a right-hand-id
intielder. weighs 13:. and is Ave
feet seven inches tall. Hrlre l.ipe was
The third man to arrive yesterday. Me
Is from Baltimore, a right-handed out
fielder, weight 17(1 pounds and is five
feet ten and one-half 'nches tall.
As was announced In The finzette
News several weeks ago. the new uni
forms for the Asheville players arrived
this week and several of the players
spent much time yesterday looking
them over and making admiring re
marks about the new colors of the
Secretary T. St. Duekett has Just
received 3B,fiil tickets to. be used for
grandstand seats during the games to
be played here this summer. The
tickets are printed In rolls and num
bered. This seems to be a large num
ber of tickets for the grand stand.
but he states that even this amount
may not be enough and will not be
surprised to have to send nn order for
more before the season Is over
Information received in the . Ity last
night was to the effect that Hcotl K.
Chestnut, who officiated as an umpire
in the Carolina league last year, has
been appointed nn umpire in the
Southern league. It was stated that
Chestnut landed the position over the
applications of 100 other men fur the
Blomberg Block on West Col
lege Street Sold at Auc
tion to J. M. Lorick.
Rear. J. Brainard Thrall, pastor of
the First Congregational church, has
received his commission from the
national headquarters, 3oy Scouts of
America, as scoutmaster of troop No.
1 of Asheville, Buncombe county. Mr.
Thrall was for years actively interest
ed in the Boy Scout work in Irfices
ter. Mass., where he was a scoutmas
ter, and he is given the same number
as scoutmaster here that was former
ly accorded him in Leicester. His
commission bears the signatures of
Charles H. Livingston, president; Em
mit Thompson Seton, scout chairman;
Dan Beard, national scout commis
sioner; James K. West, chief scout
executive; and Woodrow Wilson,
William H. Taft and Theodore Roose
velt, honorary presidents.
In making application for this com
mission, Mr. Thrall sent in a list of
2 1 boys who had passed the tender
foot test. Since that time five or
six boys have joined the troop and
successfully passed the test. The
names of these have been sent In sep
arately. He expressed hope today
that there will be a number of others
He is enthusiastic over the prospects
to Join within the very near future
for the work here, especially about
the personal of the troop.
After all memlwrs of the troop have
successfully passed the tenderfoot
test, they will begin training for the
second degree of perfection. There
is only one other regular degree be
yond this, that of First Class scout
although there are a number of spe
cial merit certificates for accomplish
ments along special lines. The boys
are taking a most active Interest in
the work, Mr. Thrall says, and he is
confident that they will reach the le-
ree of First Linss scouts in record
The Blomberg block at the corner
of West College street and Lexington
avenue, containing five stores on the
ground floor, the second and third
floors being used for hotel purposes.
was sold at public auction at noon yea
terday for J26.7D0. the successful bid
der being J. M. lorlck, an Asnevme
real estate man. Lorick stated that he
bid in the property for a client of Sa
vannah but refused to make any state
ment as yet as to what proposed devel
opments, if any, will be made In the
property. No statement was made,
either, as to whether the property was
purchased as an investment or for
purposes of speculation.
This block faces on West College
street and was erected in 1906 by L
Blomberg. It is considered one ofMhe
best buildings in that Immediate sec
tion of the city and real estate men
consider the property a good invest
ment as that section of the city Is ex
pected to grow wonderfully within the
next few years as a business center.
The sale this morning was effected
through the Southern Land Auction
company. The sale had been widely
advertised for some time and there
was a big crowd present. There were
a number of bidders and the contest
for a while was fast. The Auction
com pan v offered a prise of $20 in
gold to persons guessing nearest the
price to be paid for the property. This
prize was won jointly by R. J. Worley
and Jake Blomberg. both of Asheville.
Each guessed the amount exactly that
was finally bid for the property. There
were numbers of other guesses within
a lew dollars of the amount.
Management of ,G. W. N. 0
Association Wants Informa
tion at Once for Summer
Material is now being rapidly as
similated for the summer booklet to
be Issued by the Greater Western
North Carolina association, and tt Is
hoped to have cverythng in readiness
for It at an early date so that the
distribution of the booklet can begin
early In the season. The management
has Issued a request to all hotel and
boarding house proprietors In the sec
tion to send in information at once
about their places, to be Included in
the directory of hotels and boarding
houses, which constitutes an Import
ant part of the publication.
Every hotel and boarding house
proprietor in the seven counties com
prising the association is asked to
comply with this request without de
lay, information is desired as to the
extent of accommodations at each
place, together with the rates charg
ed. It is necessary to have a full directory-
in order that the booklet may
be a complete success and it is also
of vital Interest to the proprietors to
be represented In this directory, since
valuable advertising is thus secured
without any additional cost whatever.
HMDS' ORAL TESTIMONY
HAS BEEN COMPLETED
President Rea Testifies Before
Rate Increase Hearing of
U. S. Commission.
COTTON TRADING BILL
Suggests Prohibitive Tax on
Futures Trailing Violating
CHARGE OF ASSAULT
Stanhope Nixon Held on $1500
Bond for Attack
Washington, April t
At a conference between Secretary of
the Treasury McAdoo and Senator
Simmons Wednesday, the question of
who shall bo appointed collector of
customs for the port of Wilmington
was discussed at great length, It de
veloped that Mr. McAdoo was still
strongly in favor of the appointment
of his personal friends, M. F. H.
Gouvenier, and that Senator Simmons
was equally insistent upon the nam
ing of his choice. Col. Walker Taylor,
whom he had already recommended
for the job.
Senator Simmons told the secretary
that he would not even listen to the
discussion of any other man for Col
lector Keith's Job; that Colonel Tay
lor was bis choice and was fitted in
every way to fill the office to the sat
isfaction of everyone.
The senior senator explained to Mr.
McAdoo that the appointment of a
collector at Wilmington was his pa
tronage, and that he had after care
ful consideration, decided that Col
onel Taylor should have the place.
On the other hand Mr. McAdoo
told Mr. Simmons that Gouvenier was
the man whom he wanted to have the
job. He said that he was a personal
friend to Mr. Gouvenier. and had a
personal Interest in seeing him ap
pointed. Mr. Simmons could not bo con
vinced, however, that Gouvenier
should succeed Keith; and the senior
senator left the treasury department
under the impression that Taylor
would certainly get the place.
Colonel Taylor will be in Washing
ton in a few days and will be pre-
! sented to Mr. McAdoo.
Senator Simmons paid another visit
to the postofflce department and
McGraw Dry Goods Co.
ONE MARKED PRICE.
THE STORE POPULAR
A Very Special Selling
These suits are made by one of the Leading Suit
Makers of Cleveland, Ohio, and are model suits,
The Value is Positively 125.00,
McGraw Dry Goods Co.
ONE MARKED PRICE
ENTIRE FAMILY IS
FIRE IN TENEMENT
Washington, April S President
Rea of the Pennsylvania system was
the last witness to Ik? heard yesterday
before the interstate comnieree com
mission on beholf of eastern railroads
nuking for an increase In freight rates.
Oral testimony for the roads was con
cluded with li is statement.
J. T. Wnllis. general superintendent
of motive power of the Pennsylvania,
Interrogated by Clifford Thome, ex
plained that steel ears and heavier
locomotives had induced an Increase
In repair cost, while higher wages
materially had added to that item of
3. ft Bodgtrs, general superintend
ent of the Pennsylvania, testified tlitit
"charges to operating expenses on
Washington, April 3 A prohibi
tive tax upon cotton futures transac
tions which violate regulations pro
mulgated for reform of trading on
cotton exchanges Is proposed in a bill
which Representative Lever of South
Carolina has offered as a compromise
for the provision of a measure which
passed the senate denying use of the
mails to exchanges engaged in forbid
The hill would fix a tax of 50 cents
a bale on future contracts which do
not comply with the following re
quirements: That they shall be in writing and
now the quantity of cotton Involved
and names of both parties; that they
specify to the basis of grade, price a
pound and month In which- the trade
Is to he completed; that standards of
grade fixed by the secretary of agri
culture govern: that the actual com
rnerclal differences In grade shnll
New Haven, Conn., April 3 Stan
hope W. Nixon, of New York, a Yale
scientific school student and a son of
Lewis Nixon, former democratic na
tional committeeman, was formally
charged yesterday with assault upon
Edward H. Evetltt, chcif engineer of
Southern New England Telephone
company. His lawyers were not ready
for the hearing and a continuance
was granted until April 10, the bond
of $1,300, set after his arrest last
night, being renewed. He was not
called to plead.
His father, who came to the city
that night accompanied the young
man to the court house. The assault
on Everltt. which nearly killed him
took place last October. Nixon has
told the police it followed a ' wine
party which he and a number of
other students had attended and oc
curred while they were returning to
BALTIMORE DENTAL ROOMS
Full guarantee with all work. Best materials used.
Set of Teeth ....... -r $0.09
Gold Crowns ...... $4.00
Bridge Work . , . ... $3.00 up
Gold Fining $1.00 up
Silver Filling ... . , 50c up
On the Square
Asheville, N. O.
Over Nichols Shoe Store.
The Philatheas of the First Pres
byterian church "will hold a business
o-hon t. knd ift stated that ho rind ' meeting this evening at 7:S0 ocloclt
recured a definite promise that the
120,000 federal road money which had
been withdrawn from the state would
again be placed at the disposal or
Governor Craig. It Is now believed
that the Mocksville-Statesvllle hlgh-
at the class room on Church street
Mr. and Mrs. Max Oelula entertain
ed recently with a card party In hon
or of Mr. and Mrs. fi. Alsensteln of
Mew York, who are on a southern
way will be designated and part. If t honeymoon. Th pearty was given at
not all, of this appropriation used on ' the residence of the host and hostess
on Charlotte street and was attended
by a large number of thler friends.
Miss Franklin, Mrs. Denmeade and
the Misses Dun of Columbus, O., are
wipt Miss Chapman at Rosscraggoa
for a several weeks visit.
Pittsburgh, Pa., April 2 Two pn
llcemcn were seriously burned and an
entire family consisting of the father,
mother and three children were re
ported missing in a fire on the north
side early today. Four frame tene
ment houses were destroyed with a
loss of $rfl,00O. Police and firemen
rescued more than a score of persons.
I TIRED FEET
the Pennsylvania system east of control settlement Instead of an nrbt
Pittsburgh were i4,((t.tI4 in l!'10;trary rate fixed by exchanges; that
and $::!, 41 1.210 In 9913 an Increase . ,-otton loWer than the lowest standard
of 18.3 per cent." He said that ex
pens! for maintenance of way during
1!I3 WOTS much greater than ever be
fore and probably would remain at the
present high level.
No puffed up, burning, tender,
sweaty feet no corns
HAS BEEN CHARTERED
Authorized Captital $100,000
Asheville Laundry Company
grade or of less than ' or more than
1 H Inches length of staple shall not
be delivered in fulfillment of the
contract, and that five days notice be
given buyers Mating the grade of
each hale to be delivered.
Contracts meeting th! requirements
would be tnxed 25 cents a hale.
Representative Lever said the hill
had been drafted after conference
with the secretary of agriculture and
had the approval of the department.
DOC" SMITH CONFESSES
HIS PART IN MURDER
Feudist Tells of Ambushing
Callahan at Trial of Tom
Swannanoa-Berkeley hotel arrivals:
J. H. White, Marshall: F. B. Austin,
Lynchburg; W. B. Walker, New York
city; l.. F. Endebrock and wife. Cin
cinnati W. Van Amer, Washington: J.
H. Williams, John J. Morgan and '.. .
B. Vance, Charlotte; Jones Harnett
Fletcher; .7. F. Davis, Staunton, Va.;l Statement of the ownership, man
Willlam Henry, Minneapolis: W. fi. ngemsnt. circulation, etc., of Asheville
Smith, Albert Edwarde and Ben FeW. I Garotte-News, published Semi-Weekly,
Hcndersonvllle; Mrs. Rov S. Carmon, at Asheville. X. C required by the
Sheridan, Wyo.; Mrs. Alice Carmon, act of August 24, 1912:
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burgh; Z. D. Christian, Bristol. I ln duplicate, both copies to be dellv-
I ered by the publisher to the postmas-
! ter, who will send one copy to the
O. R. I.lttle has returned to the i Third Assistant Postmaster General
city from St. Petersburg and other (Division of Classification). Washing
cities of Florida, where he has spent ton, D. C-, and retain the other In the
the season. tiles of the poBtoffioe.
Editor, W. A. Hlldebrand. Asheville,
Phone your wants to 201. N. C; Managing Editor, E. Norburn,
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Known bondholders, mortgagees,
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Spf lai to The Gazette-News.
Raleigh. April S A charter has
been issued by the state to the Hank
lot Cherokee. Murphy; capital stock
! 9100,000 authorized, and $ir.,000 sub-
scribed by C. B. Bell and others. Also
I Aahevt is Laundry company, capital
; J1C.009 authonzod and JiOOO sub-
: scribed by J. A. Nichols und others
; has been chartered.
ADJ. GEN. YOUNG ANO
GEORGE GRAIG ON CRUISE
Commodore llycr Dies.
The following Item from the News
and Observer of ednesday wilt be of
Interest to the many friends of parties
In this city:
"Adjutant General Laurence W.
Young and George W. Craig, son of
Governor Craig, left this morning on
an early train for New Hern where
they win board the Blfrlda for a cruise
of 'about ISO miles.
"In Hwan guarter they will pick up
their dear friend, the great friend of
Winchester, Ky , April 3 "Doc."
Smith, one of 1! men accused of
having fired the shots which killed
Edward Callahan, former sheriff of
Breathitt county, went on the witness
stand yesterday at trial ' of Tom
Davidson, charged with complicity In
the murder, and onf eased to having
helped in the killing He testified that
he, with Jim Dcuton and Andrew
Johnson, went to Steep HllV which
overlooked Callahan's store at Crock-
ettsvllle, and concealed themselves In
the underbrush. They cut small
branches off trees and stuck them In
the ground as resting places for their
rillea When Callahan appeared at
window of his ston the three fired. It
is not known whose bullet struck Cal
lahan, but two hit him.
Asked If he was a good shot. Smith
replied he had never been beaten.
Smith testified that avidson knew of
the plot to kill Callahan.
Dan Deaton. One of the defendants.
testified he heard Davidson say: "We
must Rill Callahan."
High Art Fine Suits and
Made for Men Who Demand a First Class Fit in
the Newest Cuts with all the Little Niceties of
' trinf.r Pnri, v wii f.. I he ground-hog. Col. J. P. Kerr, and
I inodore George l Dyer, retired, U. 8.
died at 3:10 this morning 'here.
He served as first governor of Guam
.md was at the Charleston nary yard
for many. He was retired eight year
makes oitrnlng, tired
dance with delight. Away
rhea and pains, the corns,
blisters, bunions and chtl-
IrsWs out ths aches and pol
puff up your feet No mat
ard you work, how long you
m far you walk, or how long
la on your feet, ' TIZ" brings
nifort. TIZ" Is magical,
onderful for tired, aching.
Wlllrniatad. Curacao, April 3 Ru
mors are In circulation here that a
revolution broke out on March 39 In
the Interior of Venesuela. It is stated
that the movement started In the
state of Falcon.
will carry him to Washington. From
that place they will return to Raleigh
about the last of the week. They will
not be on the watar all the time.
"The Blfrlda Is ths boat of the naval ,
militia and has had history a plenty.
It will he commanded by Captain
Uradhom and a crew of the New Bern
division of the naval militia."
HAVE LEFT COAL MINES,
KINO OF SWEEDEN IS
IN SERIOUS CONDITION
Warrant lor Murder.
ust tingle for Joy
r seem light
a ft cn:
Fort Wayne, lnd., April I A war
rant charging murder was swarn out
gainst Anthony B. Trentman nfter
the death today of II. J. Bruce, a
lit how com-1 negro waiter, whom Tnsntman shot
feel. Tourl In tho crowded grill rsfJm of a local
shoes Hover i hotel.
Weahlngton, April 1. President
whole year's foot comfort for
Rtoekhllm, Hweeden. April 1 The
condition of health of King Gueta
continues to cause general anxiety. A
bulletin Issued today by the ciurt phy
"Although the health of the king
haa improved during the past week
and although there Is no ground for
uneasiness, ths reyal physicians have
reoetumended his majesty to consult
Professor Wtlhclm rievr. the epe-
t :allst for Internal dtssaasB of Hstitol
i erg, Germany, as tits tf ai
none) of a return of Jhe sloes
Ms from whloti he hss been
Trsfsssnr Kleiner will
Stockholm en atnrday "
The king has been a fit
Ijeeda. Bad . Anftl 9 All the
mers In Yorkshire, numbering 1 '
, had left pits yesterday whan the
last of. the notices to quit work e-
fined. The men demand the introduc
tion of a minimum wage seal
The menus of eon! at the pit head
are only sssHelent to last about
week. After the' expiration of that j
erlest the railroads and steel and iron
works depeneing on the Yorkshire ,
iterlee for feel will bo seriously hamp
ered tinu many el in men emplox-d
by thciri rosy also be rereed Into idle.
Tho cloths are in the pat
tern favored by New York
and London gentlemen who
pay $50 to $8." the suit and are
made by nulls known far and
wide for excellence.
Wo have them In regulars. sUsaa
snd out. The cats are modified
Knglish. sundry Norfolk. .Newport,
Calvort, Hopkins ami Mhers. As te
fit (that all Important part) the High
Art people err almost In a class to
shesneetves; the collar fit and the
shoulder fit err superior to those of
nearly all lusgsjsstlllli.
At 119 and at 111 10 several
Arts In genteel neat mixtures.
119 to 9t( a great big assort
At 919.99 to 199 a lot of hsndaoms
Boys 9 Suits
Bring the little man in for a
very atyliah Norfolk miit any
where between $4 and $8.50.
The assortment eanaot fail to
pleate you and on our low cost
wo put but living profit
3 for j
u I Carlo. Egypt. April I James Gor.
m Min Bennett's condition had Imnrov-
M led this morning, according to the phy
isK-ians. .no nsten mat the prnprte
me Kr of ths New York llsrald had page-
The Cheviot In grey end tea mis teres and the quiet twesu
net snestrent y-u-
s., mm h
foe btn this year are
ep riresrt on their
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