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N. C, THURSDAY
. NOVEMBER 5.
TU teish tceekly information from every
4 section f Western 2forth fkirolina and
:: K'lxt Tt iihtsxie, tf y or all iiqnvfactur-
jug or mining enterprises csta7ji.Jud, or im-
procemtnts to those existing,), invproremcius
in agricultural, especially respite of ' new cx
jririiUtntu in agricvlttp-e in Jhi section; of
'Hchooif, ctitreliei, Alliance a td other orders
or associations for the good and vp-btiilding
tf ' tltl people. Send its short plain state
ments, as often as may he. THE DEMO-
iton uci n g to the xrorld the improvements in
the social and material (fereldjyttfnt oj this
' & cti'hi . - y
Wm. E. Waldrop has been' appointed
postmaster at. Sandy Mush.
Mavor.Blanton had quitexi levee at his
court Tuesday, 'adding 68 to) the
treasury. : ,
Read all the advertisements! in
Democrat. Tiey represent as good, re
liable business men as can! be jfound
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the Union. i
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Mr. T. L. Clayton had two fingers very
severely injured last Saturday in a snap
ing machine at his shop west
French Broad. ;; i
All advertisers in The Democrat are
doing a good business, j They sell on! the
closest margins and give the money's
worth every time.
Mr. Leslie Campbell, editor of the
Murphy Bulletin, gaveus-a 'pleasant 'call
Tuesday. He was enroute home from a
visit: to Atlanta and Raleigh;.
Extensive improvements j are soon to
be made on the old Woodfin
North' Main street,. now the
Dr. Burroughs, but occupied at present
by Dr. Weaver. I
Every citizen of Western cjarolina is
, interested in giving! Tiie! Asheville
Democrat the largest circulation. It
wiU'do good work for this country, j and
we hope to havp ten thousand subscribers
, by the first of January, j
The Raleigh Chronicle has! completed
; its fourth 3'ear, and entered upon its
? fifth under most favorable (auspices!. It
is ably, forcibly edited, and combines to
a high degree the admirablej characteris
1 tics of a useful paper.? May it continue
MrViC. Davis, the popular North
Court Square grocer, and agent for Gar
- rett's popular No. 11 jS-cerit cigar; in
5 forms us that over one; thoiis;md bushels
of Chestnuts have been shipped from this
city to Philadelphia and NewST'ork this
season. And the demand for I them is
; still good. f i
t Mr. W.' C. Erwin, a whilom quill driver
on our State .press, has purchased the
Morganton Star and will begin the pub
lication this week of the Morganton Her-
; aid. Mr. Et is an accomplished writer,
a most' agreeable gentlemen, and will
make the Herald a valuable
the press of the State,
We wish hini
! Our old friend ''Big Tom'
bear hunter of the Black, was in the cit
i last week with a bear cub. I !He said to
usjhe had killed over 100 of Ithese exhil
arating mountain animals during his stay
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01V the Black, and that thev were more
plentiful now than usual, j Mr. Wilson
was of the party who first found the body
of j the lamented Dr. MitchelL And God
never put an honester heart in la1 body
than in that of "Big Tom" Wilson.
pur merchants are enjoying excellent
trade his week. The farmers, generally,
have good crops, are comparatively out
of debt, and most products all save beef
cattle, we believe command fair prices
And the Asheville market is said by
those who have examined Other markets,
to be the best and most active in the
- South Whatever prices may be here,
parties may be sure that they are just a
little better than elsewhere! Come to
Asheville with your produce, and buy
your supplies here. You can do no bet
ter! anv where, and, in general, not so
i well, '; - ' J "" 1 ! " !
I Thej Republican Revenue oflicers are
, at their work again, as the j immense
crowd of people brought- here to the
Federal Court fully indicates. We un
derstand one party has been brought
here for selling Electric Bitters, a patent
medic ne. Of course all such cases will
be dismissed by Judge j Dick, as has been
Jiis custom,' but the poor! fellows -will
have to make good the costs, which go
to the officers, and which will prove no
little burden of themselves.; The largest
erowdj has been brought here for years,
and ; go where you will in th6 district
there is apparently less dealing in whis
key than ever before.. The officers, how
ever, must be paid, the "boys f must be
taken care of 'and the ' Republican ma-
:hne kvas established to do this and the'
are dqinir it. Let them make! the most
' 'f it now. the people will set
ole concern at the next election,
OUR TOBACCO MARKET.
Heavy Breaks and Big: Prices Dur
ing the Past Week.
The word busy does not convey a
proper idea of the state of affairs around
the several warehouses the past week.
Saturday they all had to lay off, to give
the buyers a chance to pack away
their heavy purchases. Each sales day
the floors were- literally covered with
the bright golden leaves, leaving scarcely
room for the large crowd of buyers, a
larger number being on the market than
ever before. I And prices throughout
have been splendidly sustained, all grades
fetching their value. Monday and Tues
day there was a constant rush all the
day, and buying was brisk. The aggre
gate sales' at .the Banner on Monday
reached 20,149 pounds, oing for $4,
066.96 j a splendid day's i work. There
were no sales at this house on Tuesday,
as the heavy sales at the Farmers' and
the Al iance houses occupied the entire
day. The immense floor was covered,
however, and things were lively there
yesterday. - j ,
Tuesday was the regular opening day
at the Alliance though several sales
have already taken place there.
Tuesday's break was a heavy one,
over 400 piles being on the floor; prices
elsewhere give; the result of the sale.
The Farmers' was crowded with to
bacco and buyers and the sales were
enormous. Our report closes with
Tuesday's sales, but breaks yesterday
were; very heavy, and prices Svere fully
sustained. Our Asheville market is do
ing itself full credit this season, and the
planters of Western Carolina and Ten
nessee are fully appreciating it: J. ':
The following; are some of the prices
taken at random :
Banner Warehouse Chambers &
Perry, proprietors: Charlie Davis, auc
tioneer: , j. :. j .
John Murray, 5, lots, 19.50, 23, 27, 29,
42; Lou and Lizzie Robinson, 7 lots 4.40,
6, 12.25, 15.50, 20.50, 29, 36; A. T. Austin,
5 lots, 4.80, 12, 13, 24.50, 32; W. J. Sluder,
7 lots, 3.90, 9.25, 12, 14, 2, 32, 43; Jim
Price, 6 lots, 8.25, 10.50, 21, 22, 25, 29;
Giles & Robinson, 6 lots, 7.50, 14, 16, 19
34, 38; Hemphill & Sherlin, 5 lots, 6.25,
11, 14, 30, 40; Hemphill & Rhen, 5 lots,
8.25, 14, 21, 34, 34; J. H. Hemphil, 6 lots,
11.75, 12, 16.50,! 25, 26, j 37; T. J. Lee, 7
lots, 11.75, 14, 20, 21, 23.50, 24.50, 24.50,
33; R. L. Lowe, 6, lots, 9, 12.50, 20.50,
22.50, 25, 28; S. L, James, 6 lots, 7.50, 16,
20, 22, 27, 33; T. J. Black, 7 lots, 13.25,
22.50, 25, 26, 28,
32, 35; J. P. Black, 7 lots,
35. 47, 60; J. H. Williams
14, 20.50, 23, 33,1
5 lots. 12, 21.50,
22.50, 30, 30; Ward and
McMahan, 10 lots, 10.50, 14, 20, 25, 26, 35,
40, 45, 48, 50; W. M. Johnson, 5 lots, 4.60,
20, 20.50, 30, 35;i Stokeley & Lee, 7 lots,
5.20,11.25,14.75, 22, 24, 28, 31; Daniel
Price, 3 lotsj 21150, 28, 32; W. N. Horton,
4 lots, ll,.22.50j 15.50, 28; Moore & West,
7 lots, 6.85, 12.10, 12.25, 21,23.50, 32, 35.
Farmers'! Warehouse Smith & Rol
lins, proprietors; E. B. Davis, auctioneer:
(The clerks were so bus' at this ware-
house that we
could not get access to
time for this Week; but
their noooKs m
we did learn that -the sales for Monday
aggregated 23,000 pounds at an average
of a little Over $20.00 per hundred. Mr.
Lee Henderson, of Madison, sold 1,600
pounds at an average of $38 per hundred.
This was certainly splendid.)
The Alliance Warehouse J. M.
Ray and Sons and Geo. Robinson, mana
gers, Mr. Bail, auctioneer:
W. E. Worley, 6 lots, 6, 16, 2o, 14, 23,
24.50, 26; C. E. Hawkins, 4 lots, 14, 17, 29,
34; Rev. A. B. Hawkins, 5 lots, 13, 14
16.50, 20.50, 35; II. E. Hawkins, 4 lots, 13,
ia.50, 22.50, 30; Blackwell& Rives, 7 lots,
12,20, 21.50, 19.50, 23, 24.50, 35; Martha
McElrath, 5 lots, 15, 22, 22, 25, 28; Arro
wodd & Chandler, 7 lots', 9.50, 13, 13.25,
17.50, 24.50, 25
25; RL. Plummer, S lots,
24.50, 27; C. P. Black; 6
9.50; 14.75, 21,
lots, 8.75, 15.51
0, 17.50, 22.50, 24.50, 28;
Reeves & Miller, 6 lots, 10.25, 17, 15, 23,
25; Bell & Chambers, 5 lots, 9.75, 10, 15,
23.50, 29; Caney Brown, 4 lots, 17, 22 22,
23; J. R. Gentry, 5 lots, 13, 16, 27, 29, 41
(average 24) ; B. P. Green, J5 lots,
10.50, 14l2o, 17.50; 22, 29 ; Miss E.
lots, 12, 24, 24, 27;
D. S. Sprinklej
5 lots, 12, 22, 24.50, ;26,j
20; C. F. CJlanee, 5 lots, 11, 13, 25, 53, 26,
Glance, 7 lots, 7, 16.50, 2L50, 28, 34, 34,
30; R. C. Wells, 3 lots, 16.50, 18, 25; J. S.
51, average 25; W Av Sprinkle, 6 lots,
180, 18.50, 2527, 29, 29; J. P. Eller, 4
lots, 11.50, 21,23.50, 28; G. W. Chandler,
5 lots, 8, 20,2050, 23.50, 25; B. F. Gordon,
4 lots, 7.50, 1,23,27; T. A. Moore, 6 lots,
6, 8, 19.50, 22,25, 30; Chandler & Hopson,
4 lots, 15, 15, 20, 22; John Clontz, 3 lots,
8.50, 23, 26; W. B. Farmer, 12 lots, 10,
10.75, 11.25, 11175, 13.25, 15,17, 17.50, 20,
22,22.50,23,29. , ,
The sales a
the Alliance aggregated
at an average of $17.50
Carolina Conference of the
copal Church will meet in
on November 2S.
Can't We Have It ? !
Cannot our business organizations get
together and take steps toward securing
grounds and erecting suitable! buildings
for Fair and Exposition purposes ? If a
joint! stockj company could be organized
and jdo this, it would not only pay the
company, but pay this community hand
somely. Grounds suitable, convenient
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to the city,, are rapidly being taken up
for Residence and other purposes, and
enhancing in value. The sooner a move
is made the less it will cost jto provide
suitable quarters. , The location ought
to be! within reach of the street railway,
or where a track could be built to it. -
Asheville must do something to afford
out-door amusements and attractions
not only for our rapidly increasing resi-
denf population, but . for the
of strangers constantly within
Such attractions would not only induce
many to come, but all who come to stay
longer. . We know of nothmg
could prove more beneficial j
some grounds, where games
speed, .exhibitions, etc., etc.
, trials of
had,- summer, "fall and during
weather even in winter. 1,
, Atlanta' s! Park Association has done
as much toi attract visitors to that city
as any other one agency. Such would
prove doubly attractive here, as the sea
son for its use would be so extended.
! If we had( suitable grounds and build
ings we could, we think, have the State
Fair held here. What a splendid oppor
tunity this would afford the j producers,
artisans and jfarmers of Western Carolina
to show what this section can do, and is
doing ! Ami what hosts of people would
be induced to come here, not attracted to
we boast of.
to see ior themselves
! The Democrat earnestly
this matter to our enterprising: reorle
The trouble j with our people is that
while sympathizing with a proposition
each waits for the other to move in the
matter. Let us all move together, j and
let us move at once for Asheville and
Western Carolina. Now is the opportu-
nity, and our! people .will live to regret
not taking advantage of: it, if they do
Want Information. j
We are receiving letters from New
York and other States for The Demo
crat, from parties wanting information
Of our section. The larger jthe circula
tion et The Democrat the better itj will
be for all concerned. We say to all our
readers that we represent a section rich
n opportunities and resources most par
tially touched as yet. The field is a 'most
inviting one' for the capitalist, the; arti
san, the, farmer, the manufacturer, the
miner, the home and the health-seeker.
Come, friends, and see for yourselves.
Numbers of people from the North and
Northwest have settled in this city and
section, many for health and the enjoy
ments I of our superior
many to avail themselves
of the oppor
here to better their for-
tunes. J All
welcomed, regardless of their religioi" or
politics. All who see The Democrat
should induce their friends to send for
it ; and all should come
while and see the country
and spend a
and people for
Most of them wall settle,
Corn From an Old Field.
Mr. F..M. Stevens who lives fivei
South of Asheville gives The Democrat
the result of a very successful experi
ment in corn growing upon wprnout
ground. On the i 25th of J May last Mr.
Stevens planted a piece of old j sedge
field in corn from which he took at the
rate of 63 bushels to thQ acre. Adjoin
ing land yielded only 8 bushels to the
acre. Mr.' Stevens gives the following
account of its cultivation. He bedded
the ground up with a turning1 plow, be
tween the beds in the subsoil he ran four
furrows leaving! a furrow in the middle.
In that he strewed exhausted manure,
previously used in a hot bed, at the rate
61 thirty one horse loads to the acre. He
thinks he could have gotten at least 75
bushels to the acre if . he had used fresh
manure. . He plowed the corn
with a cultivator. . " !
Among: Farmers and Workingmen.
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! The Asheville Democrat is rapidly
working its.way to the homes of the
farmers, workingmen and business men
of Western North Carolina. Columns
would not contain the pleasant things
said of it to us, hut the best assurances
are the rapid additions' to the subscrip
tion list. The Democrat is working for
our home and country, and we shall ear
nestly endeavor to make it useful to our
people. Let us have the largest circula
tion ever given a paper in this State the
larger it is the greater the good. Call in
and subscribe, or send your name with
cash, and get von r neighbor to do the
BUT ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING-
Win - Everywhere
pected and Hake Large Gains
. Thismorjiing's telegrams give assur
ance that both Governor and Legislature
in Ohio j is
Democratic, : This assures a
. Lates returns indicate Mahone's de
feat by from 17,000 to 40,000. , , .
Richmond Democratic by 5,400, Peters
burg, (Mahdne's home ! and heretofore
Republjcan)j 446, Norfolk , city, about
1,500 (a gain; of 2,000), Portsmouth 831,
Augusta I county . ; and Staunton 2,000,
Pittsylrahiaj county (including , Danville)
2,200, Lynchburg 839, Winchester j conn-
ty 1,300.. .. V '
; In every city and section the Demo
crats made large gains. The Legislature
will bej j two-thirds Democratic. J The
negroes in very large numbers refused to
vote, many! openly voting , the Demo
cratic ticket. 3Iahone'8 treatment of the
negro was not forgotten, evidently. His
defeat is overwhelming, , 5 t ,
Mahone was arrested in Petersburg at
night for shooting a man named Herbert
Harrison'. L j . j
The vote in this State is close, suffi
ciently so to; give the Democrats a
chance for the State. Hamilton county
(including Cincinnati) gives Campbell,
Dem., about 5,000 majority. Democratic
gains elsewhere in the State make the
result ; interestingly doubtful. No indi
cations concerning the Legislature have
been given.! Heretofore, however,! when
Hamilton county went Democratic, it
lature. ' ' j ... . '.
a Democratic1 Legis4
New York State eoes Democratic bv
from 8,000 to 10,000. '
Pennsylvania' polls a light vote, show
ing about 60,000 plurality for tiie Repub
lican candidatean increased majority
on a much smaller vote than in 1887. j
New Jersey, Maryland and Colorado
have gone Democratic. j
Massachusetts is Republican. The Re
publicans gained in Boston, but lost in
the State. : "! . ' j
An election for county officers in Chi
cago indicates a Democratic victory.
The Democrats have certainly elected
the Board of County Commissioners, j
The municipal election ' at Nashua,
New Hampshire, C. II.! Burke, Dem.,
was elected Mayor, with' a Democratic
Council on joint ballot. j J
Mississippi goes Democratic, Iowa and
Nebraska Republican. Light vote in all
these.: States. ,i; i ' - ' . . ! '!'.'. L
Maryland reports the; only disturb
ances. A Democrat, Driscall by name,
killed a (fusion ticket-holder. He was
arrested for murder. In Woodsboro dis
trict, Frederick county, a County Con
stable was shot, the Judges were driven
from the room, and the ballot box was
taken. Opposite factions arrayed them
selves on each side! of the road, and fired
on each other.
The Sheriff and possee
went to the scene of trouble.
j The Burke Pottery Works.
The Raleigh State Chronicle in its in
teresting "Echoes from the Fair" in last
week's issue, has the following to say
about a thriving Burke county industry :
"At Eldridge,, in Burke county, Mr.
Eldridge a Northern man who has been
in the State about a year, has the North
Carolina Pottery Works. It is flourish
ing and he has a constant demand for his
hundred different varieties of jugs, jars,
churns, vases, etc., chiefly at the North.'
The vases and! ornamental jugs, etc.,
were beautiful and attracted much atten
tion. In nearly the same line where only
useful jugs and jars were made was the
tent of Mr. Alex. Teague, of Richmond,
Chatham county.. He had his apparatus
with him and was constantly busy mak
ing jugs; and jars. There was not a more
interesting sirht at the Fair. We have
1 U , a
in North Carolina the best clay in the
world for this work, and we are glad
that it is being utilized more every year
The Eldridge Pottery Company also
make the celebrated Sally Michael pipes
of Burke countv. CoL Tom Fuller
doesn't think anv other nipe is worth
smoking. ' ." 'j -U T'.j" :
Tobacco Sales for October.
Mr. E. I. Holme, Secretary of t
sKPvillf Tobacco Association, eives the
I following reDort of tobacco sales on this
vn.vM;. frAr. 22 it:-? nnwnru
lliainvk, jUUiil V'.i'JU.
brought ! &'2M 7.. an average of si. ..
Below is the business transacted by the
criminal court from Thursday last to
Monday when it adjourned till the 18th
of November: 1 . .
Harrison Wilson, assault, causing se
rious injury; motion for new trial con
tinued. ' j . l '' I . .
1 Robert Ramsey and Wiley Martin, dis
turbing religious congregation; judg
ment suspended on payment of cost. J
Sandy 'Foster, assault -with deadly
weapon; county jail f or six months.
J. B. Steele, assault; $10 and costs.
Thos. Peake and Joseph Carter, affray;
judgment suspended on payment of cost.
Mike Kelly, charged with bribery at
elections, was bound over to the special
term of court oh Nov. 18. i
T. J . Fowler, assault .with deadly
weapon and malicious injury to personal
property; judgment suspended on pay
ment Of costs.
J. R. Co
e,! assault with deadly weapon;
suspended ; on! payment of
ackson and Chas, Parker, lar-
ceny and ; receiving;
to send a new bill. .
leaVe to Solicitor
Josep Carter, et al., affray; judgment
for cost. j. ! ; j '
. Mat Goodson was acquitted of a charge
of obstructing a road. , " ,
C L. Miller, Eugene Moss, Dow Mead
ows, Zach Plemmons and Wm. Meadows
were convicted of destroying a fence.
Miller was fined $10 and the defendants
pay cost.' j ' f '!'.!.
1 Jas. W; Torrence, seduction under
promise of marriage;! judgment for costs.
David Swartzell and Thos. J. Wright,
horse stealing, noL. pros, with leave 'on
motion of solicitor. 11
A fine of $100 and costs was imposed
upon Wm. Logan. ! 1 s
T. F. Fowler and Riley Taylor sub
mitted to an affray, judgment suspended
on payment of costs.
Frank Lynch was sentenced to two
years in the penitentiary for larceny.
Wm. David Simmons received the
same sentence for the same offence. '
Wade Fulenwider was sentenced to
jail for six months) and Will Roberts
four months for an iaff ray. 1
Federal Court. '
This tribunal convened on Tuesday,
Judge Dick presiding. District Attor
ney Price, Assistant District Attorney
Mott, and all the ' other . officers were
promptly on hand, f
The following grand juryywas drawn :
B. C. Lankford, foreman ; D. C. Allen,
Waites Goodman, W. J. Worley, J. J.
Colvafd, J. A. Reeves, J. Mi Lyda, D.M.
Conhally, B..B. Jones, W. F.' Davis, A.
B. Welch, A. J. Roberts, James Parks,
J. R. Abels,' Geo. Jacobs, John Hayerick,
Geo. Clements, John L. Cook, Stanley
Forney, R. E. Williams, W. P. Moore,
T. E. Davis., officer in charge.
Judge Dick delivered an able charge,
as he always does,; this time calling spe
cial attention to frauds in elections. We
are glad His Honor denounced this rap
idly increasing crime: The frauds be'
lieved to have been, committed by the re
publicans in Mitchell and Madison coun
ties at the last election, have not ceased
to smell badly yet, and must have sug
gested this ppecial feature of His Honor s
charge. The Judge was justly severe
upon such outrages, and The Democrat
sincerelv wishes he could "turn all the
rascals" in.- .." :
An unusually large number of mem
bersjof the bar, representing nearly ev
ery county in this district, is in attend-
ance. Ana tnere is aiso an unusuany
larg number of defendants and wit
nesses. The "red legged grasshoppers'
have! been getting in their work with pa
triotic enercrv the Dast six months. The
court and the district attorney will smash
many of these as too trivial for consider-
aiiuu ; uui iuc icu icggcu : get iucic
with their fees, nevertheless.
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Another Bear Hunter.
, Big Tom Wilson is not the only
hunter in this country.
Bob Graham, of Mecklenburg, has been
making a reputation as a bear hunter and
fizhter amonest our mountains. His
latest exploit occurred a few days ago
while hunting over in Yancey. He had
wounded a large black bear and it turned
noon him in a fierce rush. Bob stood his
ground and -extended his wooden leg.
The bear seized it greedily, and while it
was chewing away on the wood Bob re
loaded his rifle and dispatched the bear
Our old friend, Capt. Slaughter, . U. S
commissioner for Graham, gives us the
gratifying information that his county is
imrrovmi? raoidlv. beveral large lum
i ber companies' are; busily at work getting
I out lumber, other! are there with a view-
business, .while the
4 farmers have splendid crops generally
S It is one of the richest counties, m re
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sonrces. in xne siaie. anu w. arc uuv i
Know it is impro mg.
A Busy People.
No better indication of the prosperity
and rapid growth of a place can be had
than that all the mechanics and working
people are at steady work. A gentleman
who is having a handsome building
erected said to us a few days ago that he
was delayed for the want of sufficient
workmen, that they were not to be had,
there was so much work going on and
all were employed. ,The Democrat is
pleased to make such a statement as this;
it is encouraging for the community, and
guarantees comfort for the very founda-
ion class of a city's prosperity.
When working people of a community
can get work steadily, that community
is prosperous. Just so is it the case with
Asheville. And our builders and con
tractors inform us that the prospects f or
winter and next spring were never so
good , before. Let us all work, to keep
up the improvement. Let additional at-
raction for people, by way of enter
prises and amusements, be entered upon.
t will pay.'
The large and rapidly increasing circu-
ation of The Asheville Democrat in
the counties of Mitchell, Yancey, Mc
Dowell, Burke, Rutherford, Polk, Hen-
derson,-Madison, Buncombe, Haywood,
Transylvania, Jackson, Macon, Swain,
Clay, Cherokee and Graham, North Car
olina, and the eounties of East Tennes
see, among merchants, farmers, mechan
ics, miners, lumbermen, indeed all classes
of our industrial population, makes it
the best medium for advertising. It also
goes largely to people of other States, es
pecially North, who desire information
concerning he resources and attractions
of this section! Its usefulness in this
particular is one of its special objects.
Advertisements in The Democrat are
therefore" assured an extensive circula
tion among the best class of readers in a
arge, improving and extending territory.
We solicit advertising patronage at rea
' A Chance for Wiley.
As Lige Halford, the private secretary
of President Harrison, has broken down
under the burden of statesmanship de
volved upon him by the administration,
he threatens to resign. Here is a chance
or our friend J. Wiley Shook, of Clyde.
Mr. Shook wanted Mr. Harrison to ap
point him consul-general or something
of the sort, to Japan ; but his vigorous
English was thought to be more useful
in this country, so the President would
not send him away. The office of private
secretary would just suit him. He would
keep things lively around the White .
House, and would keep posted on the
ront gate "No Coon Need Apply." And
it would afford him a happy opportu
nity, of which he would avail himself
promptly, to sit down upon those repub-
ican leaders in this State who are hefty
on promises but sadly short in perform
ances. We nominate J. Wiley Shook,
Esq., for successor to Lige.
Like Old Times.
Yesterday a large drove of fine, fat
hogs, from Tennessee, came to this"
city. It looked like old times, when
such things were of daily occur
rence. ,The number which used to pass
this city during the winter, from Ten
nessee ; and Kentucky to the South,
reached frequently over! half a million.
The railroads get all this now, greatly to
the convenience of the drovers, if not the
Gorton's famous New Orleans Min
strels, an organization that is highly en
dorsed by some of the leading journals
of this country will appear at the opera
house in this city on Tuesday evening;
Nov. 12. This company is composed of
strictly high class artists j including the
marvelous Japanese artist, Prince Tan-
aka who comes direct from Japan, where
he was a member of the Tycoon's Royal
Troupe of Jugglers. The minstrels will
parade about noon time accompanied by
Gorton's unrivaled gold band. Reserved
seats are now on sale at Sawyer's.
The Asheville Opera House now ap
proachtng completion will without
doubt be the handsomest and largest
theatre in the State. Two galleries
above the parquette, and a lofty vaulted
roof, a broad and deep stage, dressing
rooms, proscenium boxes and all. ap
pointments in the most approved style
ensure' an auditorium and appliances
which will prove highly satisfactory to
both audience and actors.
Tne Hickory Opera House will be
ready for business Christmas week. It
will have a seating capacity of 800 and
its appointments will be complete in
General Vance will address
ance at Mars Hill to-day, and
6cK Hot' Springs, on Saturd
av. j we
General will give the
farmers ome very