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ASHEVILLE, N. 'C.J
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 18539.
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To the People.
1 j We trih treckly iitfornatio)t
Afrtioit 'of Western Noi'th Carolina and
Kant Tennessee, of any r all ; manufactur
pig or mining enterprise' established, or im
provements to those existing, improvements
in -agricultural, especially results of new ex-
(rimenU in agriculture in thU section; of
krtit,ot rLnrrJtsx Alliance and btlcer orders
tir aociationsfor the good and vp-building
of the people. Stndvs s?iort, plain, state
ments, as often as may be. THE DEMO
CRA T desires to Me j ffte milium of an
nouncing to the wbrldi the improvements in
the social and material development of this
section. ' ' ; If
1 An oyster supper. is to-be given this
evening at the residence! of Col. A. T.
Davidson, by the yoing ladies Parson
age Aid Society of the Central Metho
dist Church. ; i.r.':
j Mr. Anthony Kobiiison, formerly of
Richmond. but for tva years resident in
Asheville. died last evening of consump-
tion. He was the last jof his
1 f 1 J v irf tVllC
j A meeting is called alt the court house
for Friday evening fox the purpose of
appointing delegates to iheJ meeting at
Leicester to consider a better road, either
rail or dirt, from Leicester to
The extension of
the street railway
along Oat and Woodfin streets necessi
tates their being widened, j V(e hope the
authorities will have- this work done
now. It is very inconvenient to have
the streets torn up so often, i ,
1 Edward Nix, a lad of fifteen, died on
Sunday from injuries received in the
shops of the Afeheville Furniture
Factory. His skull was ripped by a
saw which touched the brain., He lived
several days after the accident.
' To-morrow nightj a musical and dra
matic entertainment j for the! benefit of
the Flower Mission, is to be given at
Opeia Hall. A most attractive pro
gramme has been arranged. The accom
plished Miss Bowman will recite.
'vj Mrs. Maggie Wright, wife of Mr. J. L.
Wright, died at ihe1 home of her hus
band, at Richmond &ill, near this city
, on Tuesday, after a short illness. She
was buried yesterday. The family have
the sincere sympathy bf a large number
of friends. :, '
.We are indebted to our old friend A.
J. Gill, Esq., for some very fine sweet
potatoes. .Esq. Gili says the farmers
have the best crops this year - they have
had for years. They certainly deserve
prosperity, for they work hard, and have
had bad luck for the past several years.
i Our, Scotch fellow citizens ire request ;
ed to meet at the store of Mr. Frank, on
North Main street, to-day at 2 p. m., to
.arrange for their annual j social reunion
to" be held in January, Therejare a num
ber of ihe sons of Old Scotia in Western
Carolina, and these Reunions are always
most happy occasions
.i The Federal Court .draws itself along,
convicting some of the
boys for the hand-
lingHof the cup when jit
is red, more gen-
erally white in tlii section, but extend
ing inercy to those; who; have sinned the
first: time. Judge) Dick and J Attorney
Priqe, while strict, are .merciful. The
grand jury was J xlischarged yesterday.
The court will be employed, however,
for several days yet. j 1
"The Democrat is just the paper the
people of Western Carolina have wanted
and it is praised, ' on all sides' said a
. prominent gentleman ;.from a western
county to us. "The interest ; it takes in
material interests is specially pleas
ing, while its general ) matter is very in
teresting to the f!amily. It will have, as
it will deserve, ajyeryjlarge circulation.
Our people all like it.
Mr. G. S. McCanleps
exhibited last week in
office a specimen;; of the Gloria Mundi
apples measuring over: 15 inches in cir
cumference. When first plucked this
apple weighed 3 poulids and 1 ounce.
Mr. McCanless also showed some beauti
ful specimens of -other varieties, Virginia
beauties, ladies watermelon, etc. From
one! tree, 12 years old 5f r. McCanless has
gathered 40 bushels of apples. 3
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The Swain Countyjj Herald says the
people of that ,'county are
mously to the location of Geronimo's
hand, even with; tropris to guard them,
in that county. Some of our eastern
friends are also j nervdus about the mat
ter, and have an involuntary inclination
to slap their hands ljippn their capillary
adornment. The Democrat again sug
gests, however, that' good quarters can
be had in or near Asheville for the bar
tacks and the ban The only man
hereabouts, who seems to have any mis-
things on-the subjec
is as bald as an
Those of us who i are more for-
are not at all
wiem on, Mr. Secretary
LETTER FROM DAKOTA.
A Pleasant Letter From a Former
Springfield, Dakota, Nov., '89.
Editors Democrat :- A copy of your
paper Was sent me by my son-in-law,
and the seeing of so many familiar
names constrained me, to dropi a line to
my dear friends in Western North Caro
lina. Am I in the Indian ' service yet ?
you ask. Nq ; I wear a Democratic coat
that won't jbear turning. In ;fact4 I
doubt the propriety of a man serving an
administration that he antagonized at
the polls. It would place him in a posi
tion' that would be ,a severe test of his
self-respect. What am I doing;? Well,
there are thousands of possibilities in
new and rapidly developing coun
Towns ; are springing up as if by
magic. Lands are to ,be had from the
Government at $1.25 per acre, and such
lands! Hundreds of farms are here just
as leyel as any land need be, and rich
nothing to do but put the plow in and
make a crop, jj This opening would give
work in many lines and; I expect to make
a living in some line or jother. The great
Sioux reservation will jbe soon opened
and j any man can have a home 'that
wants it. ' ' : . . ';
The health of the country is marvel
ous. ! A doctor-stands a poor show here.
The people. areprogressivey kind-hearted,
and sharp, I sometimes want 1 to rove
over ; the iiills of my old home and hear
the babble of the brooks as they leap from
rock j to rock, I sometimes want to gaze
on the -mountain sides in their party
dress of autumn leaves, -1 sometimes
want to grasp the hand of dear old
friends of other years,- but the possibili
ties around me I almost bind me here.
There are objections to this country.
The winters are! sometimes fearful and
quite hot, but no malaria
The Indian is fast putting: i on the
white man's jways and in a few years
will swear as eloquently as any white
This high development, however,
be of slow growth. The Santee
and Yankton Indians are exceptionally
moral and well behaved. No stealing,
no fighting, His : known among themv
They j are shiftless, harmless 'and unpro
gressive, much like the Indians of I North
Carolina. ! . I
town on the Missouri river
is not advancing.
It is in the wrong
" The railroad left it out in the
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Other towns are rapidly develop-
ing. ; Cattle are extremely low ; so many
are raised at So little cost. Beef can be
bought at one ' and one-quarter cents per
pound gross, porn is high for this coun
try, 25 cents per bushel. Hay is worth
$2.50 to $3.00 per ton, delivered. , Hogs
are plentiful and low. A large minor
ity of j the white people are foreigners:
Many; other matters of interest might be
written, but my "piece" is long enough
With kindest ! wishes for everybody, I
Sam. C. SiieIton.
We I return thanks for the following
kind notices : 1 ! ' . j j !
"The Democrat, started recently at
Asheville by Messrs. Furman and Vance
is an admirable sheet, both inj matter
and make up: f It! is all its name implies,
a true-blue Democratic paper, and is just
what has been! needed in Asheville
long time. We trust that the citizens of
Asheville and Buncombe county j in gen
eral, will give it that, hearty support it so
richly deserves." Gpldsboro Headlight
'v e have received The Asheville
Democrat, published by Messrs, Fur
man and Vance, both of whom are well
known to North Carolina journalistn. It
is a nat and well gotten up eight-page
quarto, and we wish them all the success
possible." Weldorl News. I
"We are pleased to place on our ex
change list The Asheville Democrat,
a well-printed;6-column, 8-page journal
published by Messrs. Bob Furman and
uave vance. the jjemocrat nas our
heartiest wishes for success." Webster's
Washington, Asheville and Hot
Springs j Sleeping Car Iine.
Mr; Winburn, D. P. A., announces the
inauguration, beginning on the 9th inst.,
of an elegant daily line of Pullman buf
fet and drawing-room cars between Hot
Springs, Ashevjlle and Washington, D
C, making close1 connections at Wash
mgton with all lines east j and north.
The j Pullman i parlor car formerly oper
ated between Salisbury and Knoxville
was discontinued on the 9th. See sched
Good News, j
The Washington correspondent of the
Statesville Landmark says: "The plans
ior me court nouse at Asneviiie are
nearing completion and the work wil
be advertised in a few days. The con
tract; is to be let for the entire building.'
I Reagan is reported ill at his
Dr. W. L
home in Weaverville.
Mr. Schreiber, a prominent mineral
ogist, of Jackson county, is in the city.
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Attorneyj-General Davidson reached
the city Monday to remain several days.
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Senator LeAvis H. Smith and J. C. Hall
Esq., of Jackson, are in attendance upon
Federal court. : ! ! t .
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E. S. Stokes, the famous proprietor of
the Hoffman House, New York, was in
the city last week.
Chief N. j. Smith and
nis son Richard,
of the Cherpkees, were in Asheville sev
era! daystast week.
Dr. S. E.
Boynton, one of Garfield's
has been making a stay at
Mr. Claude B. Hargrove of Borne, Ga.,
has been in Asheville wiith a view to go
ing into business here, i
Col. PauljF. Faison, of Raleigh, the
able chairman of the Board of I Directors
of the -Penitentiary, was in the city yes
terday. ; J . . .1 . 1 ,
Mr. Frederick Rutledge, son of Col.
Henry Rutledge, of Charleston, is ari
employee of the First National Bank, of
this city, i , , I , . ,;
John H.;Inman, of Atlanta, Ga., one
of the leading railroad men of the South;
left the citv last week after a stav of
several days. ',
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Mr. W. A, Hoke, of Lincolnton, is ih
the city attending the Federal Court.
Mr. Hoke is the Representative of Lin
coln in the Legislature.
We were pleased to meet our former
fellow townsman, W. A. Weddin, Esq.,
in tne city again. He was ca
by the sad death of his son, MrJ
Capt. Atkinson spent the last week in
New York in the interestjof the Atlanta,
Asheville and Baltimore Railroad. The
Captain returns highly elated over the
prospects. j'! i
Mrs. W. H. Overman, of Salisbury, is
Mrs, O. has j xnarijp friendiu in Asheville,
who will be pleased t6 have her with
them again. !; .
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John Rockafeller. the Standard Oil
magnate, whose income is said to be lar
ger than that of any man in the United
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States, has engaged rooms at the Battery
Park Hotel for this winter.
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Mr. W- M. Davies, of Hendrsonville,
has received an appointment in the Cen
sus Bureau at Washington, through the
influence of Congressman Ewart. Mr.
TV 1 1 1 J ' . rvy J
u. wm mase an emcient omcer.
Dr. Chas Hunter and Dr. E. D. Lef-
fingwell,-- both prominently connected
with the sanitarium at Danville, N. Y.,
have been in the city looking! into tha
question ot erecting a san
tarium here. !
lne .Misses urown gave a
company on Acad
lightful whist party to a large
of young people, at their home
emy street,; last Friday. Among the in
teresting features of the occasion was a
recitation by Miss Bowman.
Hon. G. a. Ferguson, G
Esq., of Haywood; R. L.
Esq., of Swain; B. F. Posey and R. Hi
Mauney, Esqs., of Murphy A. E. Posey ,
Esq., of Henderson; Hon. Kope Elias, of
Macon; J. M. Gudger, Jr., Jeter Pritch-
ard, Esqs., of Madison; Mr. J. F. Mor-
phewT, of McDowell, 1 are in attendence
upon Federal court.
The ! Democrat is pleased to learn
that a change in the mail schedule on
the Murphy jline has been made, so as to
give our Murphy friends their eastern
mail from 12 to 14 hours earlier.
The first of a series of Bible readings
at the Presbyterian Church, on Wednes-
conducted by pastor Bryan
attended and proved very
interesting and instructive
Gorton's Minstrels gave
a very pleas
ing performance at the j Opera House
Tuesday evening. A large crowd witj
nessed and enjoyed the entire; perform
ance. The music and singing were very
good, the dancing also, while j the jug?
glery by the
Japanese Prince was truly
Altogether it was an excel?
! A Fire Alarm.
The Democrat is pleased to know
that the city authorities are contempla
ting: the establishment of a fire alarm
sytem" throughout the jcity. No more
useful step (pan be taken, and we hope
some good system will be adopted. A
few moments of time is most material in
a fire, and facilities for
municating both the alarm and the lof
cality are most importan
do their duty on every
. I Our firemen
should be' furnished every aid.
alarm system be established.
Federal ! Court Victims.
Among the convictions by the Federal
Court now in session is H. A. Hartsfield.
who plead guilty to the charge! of coun
terfeiting. He was arrested on the 16th
of August last by officer Hampton, of the
Asheville police force, for passing coun
terfeit ; silver dollars. On his person
were i eund five counterfeit silver dollars
and molds for making them. He was
sentenced to one year in the penitentiary
at Columbus, O. His father is a jeweler
in Raleigh. . "j ' : . "
Among the convictions for illicit dis
tilling are the following: Eli Bullard,
four months, $100 and costs ; Wilson,
four months, 100 and costs j William
3Ioodyy three months, $100 and costs ;
Owen, six months, $100 and costs ; Burt
Cole, six months and costs; Levi Frank
lin, four months and costs ; Geo. Rath
bone, -one year in the penitentiary ; Will
Rathbone, six months in the penitentiary;
Chris. Rathbone, one year in the peni
tentiary.' The Rathbones. were convicted
on the charge of resisting arrest. ; '
True bills for j illicit ' distilling ave
been found against the following: J. S.
Morris, Clingman Owens,' Jas. ; Beam,
Jordan, Hicks, Good Odam, Burt Cole,
William Moody,! Jos. Moore, Keenan
Thomas, Most Ollis, Wm. Garland, John
Roberson, Wm. Burchfield, 3Iain Smith,
HughPas8mofe; John Early, Wm. May,
Elizabeth Wilson, '. Chris. Rathbone,
Mitchell .McKinney, Thomas! Cooper,
Willie; Rogers, Rufus Young, James Nel
son, At' P. Morgan and Ned, Wilson.
Chris.! Rathbone was also held for releas
ing prisoners, and Richard Cannon for
Dock. Carver was convicted of retail
ing liquor to Cherokee Indians and was
sentenced to three months imprisonment
and a fine $100. . j
Tribute to Capt. Alexander.
At a regular communication of Black-
mer Lodge No. 170 A. F. & A. M.; the
following" resolutions wereiadopted r ; !
1 Whereas, The Great Architect of the
Universe did on the 24th day of October
see fit to call our beloved brother A. M.
Alexander from labor to rest and while
we bow submissively to His will know
ing that le does all things right, yet we
feel x2 knew that ' masonry has lost a
worthy and zealous member, society a
useful! and enterprising citizen one
who was ever ready to assist the worthy
poor and minister to wants of the afflicted.
He loVed honor and truth and esteemed
all who were good. Few men would
be missed more in i his community than
he. Therefore I ' i ?
Resolved, That we wear the usual
badge Of mourning for 30 days in mem
ory of the deceased;
Resolved, That we extend to his daugh
ter and relatives our earnest condolence
and ever sympathize with them in their
great loss, i j . '
Resolved, That a copy of these resolu-
tipns'be spread pn the seecretary's book,
a copy sent his daughter and one to the
Asheville papers with the request that
they publish the same. !
n J. A. Reagan,
C. P. Weaver,
l J. A. GWALTNEY,
' ' Committee.
November 2, 18S9.
' Alliance Picnics.
The Farmers Alliance of Sandy Mush
township will hold a picnic at Sandy
Miish .Methodist Church on the fourth
Saturday of this month, the 23d. D. M.
Black well, T. B. Long, W. F. Tomlin-
son and R. B. Vance have been invited
to speak. MrR. V. Wells, Secretary of
the Alliance, says that a large attendance
and most interesting time are expected.;
There will also be Alliance speakfngs
and picnics in this county at the follow
ing;' times and places : Hemphill, j near
Vaheeyille Post Office, Saturday, Nov.
1G.1 Turkey Creek; Brick Church, Fri
day, Nov. 22. Mt. Valley, on Big j Ivy,
Friday, Nov. 29, and Flat Creek Camp
Ground. Saturdav, Nov. 30. Messrs J
Vance, Long, Blackwell, Harris
1 be present.
Gone to His Post.
Rev. Dr. James Atkin, Jr., and family,
left yesterday morning for Emory and
Henry! College, Va., their future
home, Dr. A. to assume the presidency
of that I time-honored institution. We
giyei ourjfriends up with sincere regret,
but ivish: them all the kindliest blessings
of Providence in their new home! and
Gen. Mahone's idea of statesmanship
is patronage, i At least it would seem so
from this remark made to the j correspon
dent of the Philadelphia Inquirer "No,
would not have the vice-presidency even
if I could get it.! The Vice-President
has no influence.1 He hasn't j a vote ex.
cept in case of a tie, and that doesn't
happen often. And there is no patron
age attached to the office. Why, d n it,
the Vice-President cannot even appoint
OUR TOBACCO MARKET.
Heavy Breaks and Big Prices Dur
Past Week, i
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still has the pleasure
of announcing another week of good
tradins: on . our tobacco market. Sup-
plies from' S waii), Jackson, Haywood,
Madison, Buncombe and East Tennes
see have come in freely, East Tennessee
being largely represented at each day's
sales. Every warehouse! has been
crowded, both with tobacco! and buyers.
The grades, however, have been good
average, but few. lots ; above. Prices
keep up well for the grades, indeed, a
careful comparison with other jnarkets
show the Asheville market ! still ahead.
We report sales as' follows.: I .
; Farmers' . Warehouse j Smith & Rollins,
proprietors ; E. Bj Davis, auctioneer.
! Arrowwood and; Henderson, 9 lots, 57,
44, 30, 27, 24, 29, 23.50, 11, 11.50 ; W. R.
Shelton, a large quantity at over .30 per
hundred average A. N. Allen, 7 lots,
10.25, 7, 16.50,. 21, 23.50, 28, 26 ; Mrs.
Landers and .T 6 lots, 8.25, 30, 43,
27, 33, 56 ; B. Tillery, 7 lots, 11.50, 33, 30,
38, 29, 34, 22.50 ; J. E. Herren, 7 lots,
4.10, 24.50, 6.75, 13, 10.50, 27, 25 ; J. H.
Andrews, 7 lots, 22, 35, 6.90, j 12.25, 13.50,
5, 26 Eller and Shuler, 9 lots, 6.75, 31,
16.50, . 24, 11.50, 4.90, ; 20, 24.50, 40; J.
Ramsey and Allen, 7 lots, 5, 12.75, 12.50,
24, 27, 28, 30 ; Allen and Gudger, 10 lots,
28, 240, 23.50, 24 9.25, 28, 16, 130, 20,
22.50; C. G. Candler, 11 lots, 5.90, 23, 28,
13.25, 5.80, 16.50, 24, 28, 22.50, 25,18.50,
16; W. C. Eller, 5 lots, 46, 51, 31, 26, 27;
Allen Grasty, 71otsT7.75, 13.75, 22.50, 30,
40, 13.25, 7.50., i Sj '.l ' 'r' ' ,
Banker Warehouse Chambers &
Perry, proprietors: Charlie Davis, auc
tioneer: ;!.. . j ; 'X
Mrs. O. E. Sluder, 8 lots, 25, 26, 34, 34,
42, 49, 49, 51; Eller and ! Roberts, 5 lots,
5.50, 8.25, 11.25, 23, 23.50; Daniel and
Penley; 7 lots, 4.90, 8.75, 17.50, 20.50, 40,
48, 65; Miller and Sams, 7 lots, 12, 13.25,
13, 22.50, 22.50, 20.50, 34; ! C. C. Miller, 6
lots, 9.25, 19, 24, 24; 27, ! 44; Garrett and
Eljenbury, 17 lots, 8.25, 3.90, 11, 18, 18,
21:50, 39, 37, 55, , 63, 33, 41, 51, 21.50, 39,
25 50; Fore arid Rogers, 11 lots, 8, 8.50,
22.50, 23.50, 25, 25, 28, 41, 38, 43, 63, (av
er&geiof .41 f orall); W.' P. ; Owen, 7 lots,
6, 10.75, 18, 18, 21.50, 26, 33; Robt- .Owen,
6 lots, 8.25, 9.75, 22, 29, 39, 40; G. F. Cath
ey, 9 lots, 13.50, 18,! 18, 22.50, 26, 28, 31, 41,
43; N. Bonham, 6 lots, 12.25, 12.25, 23.50,
26, 28, 30; Mayner and ' Aiken, 6 lots,
10.25, 13, 24, 26, 28,! 35; Randall 'and Da
vis, 7 lots, 9, 15, 17.50, 28, 38, 39,51; C. B.
Worley, 5 lots, 16, 23.50; 25, 34, 36; J. W.
Reece, 10 lots, 9.50, 14.25, 12. 25, 22, 22,
21, 31, 27, 34, 41; a 31. Stokeley, 28 lots,
5.40, 9, 9.25, 18, 15, 11, 24, 50,25, 11.50, 10.75,
19, 14, 21, 25, 20.50, 23, 17, 23, 22.50, 23.50,
13.75J 11, 9, 29, 28, 32, 26, 14.
V.Lt,iANCE Warehouse Messrs. Ray
& Robinson, managers; JV S. Ball, auc
tioneer : ! i
j M. F. Plemmonsj 7 lots,, 15, 10.50, 15,
19, 22.50, 23, 25 ; D. W. Shuford, 5 lots,
8.50, 12L25, 12.25, 21.50, 22 ; S. M. Carr, 5
lots, 7, 18.50, 19, 19.50, 30 ; W. L. Wright,
6 lots, 8, 15.50, 19.50, 24.50, 30, 31 ; J. B.
Keener, 5 lots, 8.50, 8.75, 15, 21.50, 25 ;
J. W. Gillespie, 5 lots, 9.75, 17.50, 25, 27,
31:Hipps and Price, 6; lots, 9.50, 13.50.
17.50, 17, 19.50, 27 ; J. M. Johnson, 5 lots,
6, 14, 14, 14.75, 23.50 ; Wl F. Price, 5 lots',
.25, 12.50, 13.75, 22.50, 33; Ti. T. Lind-
sey, 2 lots, 13.75, 22.50 ; M. F, Plemmons,
2 lots, 22.50, 25 ; Vone Hawkins, 5 lots,
9.50, 13, 14.25. 14.75, 22; A. Ml Duckett
lots, 9.75, 18, 23, 35;. A,' P. Duckett, 6
lots, 7, 1.3.50, 14.25, 15, 22, 34; J. R.Duck
ett, 5 lots, 1 1 .75, 16.50, 21 , 22 j 22 ; ' A. E
Frisbee, 7 lots, 7.50, 9.25, 20, 24, 2.7, 28,
39; McFee and Milles, 7 lots,! 9, 9.50
17.50, 21.50, 28, 28, 28 ; A. C. Hall, 5 lots,
11, 11.50, 23, 29, 29; J. N. Ramsey, 6 lots,
7.25, 12.75, 13.75, 16.75, 29, 49 ; W. S.
Black, 5 lots, 14, 14.75, 23.50, 30,43; G
G Roberts, 3 lots, 11.50, 15.50, &5; C' L.
Sluder, 6 lots, 7, 12.50, 14.50, 19, 26, 31 ;
E. D. Weaver, lots, 12.25, 16, 24.50, 50;
T. J. Jones, 6 lots, 17, 12.25, 18, 23.50, 36,
39 ; G. N. Penland, 4 lots, 21.50, 22.50, 29,
30; J. C. Green, 5 lots, 7, 14j 23, 25, 30;
J; W. Roberson, 5 lots, 8.75, 19, 25, 27
30; Mackey and Hall,
28; W. R. Lockhart, 4
4 lots, 21, 22, 24
lots, 8,(14.25, 25,
7, 13.75, 16,24.50,
30; W. R. White 5 lots.
34; J. A. Reeves, 8 lots; 8.75,
10.50, 16, 18.50,21.50,27.
I Death of Edward Weddin.
Mr. Ed. Weddin, one of the most pop
ular and promising young men of Ashe
ville, died Thursday last and jwas buried
on Sunday, the funeral services being at
tended by as large a crowd as has been
knOwn on such i an occasion before in
Asheville. The Knights of Pythias, Unl
form Rank, and the Carolina Athletic
Club, of both of which the deceased was
a member, attended the services in the
Episcopal church, which' were of a most
Mr. Weddin was aeent here of the
Southern Express Company, land his uri
tinielv death is mourned bv hosts o
!. i Improvements. .
The Presbyterian church has ordered 1
a splendid new organ from the Roose-
velt company of New York.
The electric light tower in the public
square, blown down by the gale of sev- 1
era! weeks ago is being put up again. , j
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Mr. C. B. Benedict, of Jacksonville,
la.,; has purchased from Mr. E. P. Da- 1
vis seventy-five acres of land comprising
what is known as Dr. Weaver's place;
price $7,500. ; !
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It has been thought for some time in i
Asheville that the proposed hotel on the !
old Ro8selle place overlooking the Swan- !
nanoa river had been abandoned. But -1 .
this ! impression was unfounded. Dr.
Walter C. Browning, of Philadelphia, 1 1
owner of the property, which consists of
00 acres, has been in the city for several j
days and announces 'that work will be
begun on the hotel in March next; and
it will be opened for guests on January
, 1891. The dimensions of the building I
will be 385 feet by 45.
The work of grading and improving 1
the grounds of Geo. Vanderbilt's estate .
has been begun. Fourteen acres of land
where the house is to be located is to be ! I
eveled. - As has been announced one of
the principal features of the improve
ments to be made will be the "extensive 1
forestry experiments and culture. Mr. i
Douglas, a forester employed by Ir. J
Vanderbilt is here and recently made a
trip to Craggy to examine, the varieties
of rhododendron on that mountain with j
a view to transplanting in the park.
In the Methodist church on Thursday
ast Mr. G, M. Mathis was married to
Miss Maggie C. Harding, both of this
Miss Mamie Hatchett, editor of the '
Oxford Orphan's Friend and the Literary -
World, was married on the 5th inst., at If
Henderson, to Mr. Al. Fairbrother, of f
Married, at Dillsboro, Nov. 5th, at the
residence of the bride's parents, Mr. C. v
W. (Garland and Rachel E. Thomas, I
Rev. A. B. Thomas, father to the bride,
officiating. Webster Herald. ; I
Among marriage licenses recently is-
sued are the following: Mr.F. S. Hens- ;
ey and Miss Martha- Ball, Mr. F. C. !
Watkins and Miss Mary Lance, Mr.
Mack Brooks and Miss Nannie Taylor, i
They are all from Buncombe county.
News by letter announces the marriage
of Capt. W. A. Enloe, last week, to a
Mrs. Green, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Capt. jEnloe has the wishes of all his
riends here for his future happiness and
joy in his new relations. Webster Her
ald. , ;
Mr.B. C. Lankford, of Transylvania,
and Foreman of the Grand Jury of this
Federal Court, was married at the. resi- ;
dence of Mr. Thos. Neill, in this city, on j
the 6th inst., to Miss Hattie E. Mackey,
Rev. Mr. Austin officiating. Mr. L. is
one of the best citizens of his county, j
and The Democrat congratulates the
happy jparties. U
Growing Towns in Western Caro-
! Una. .
On the sixth page of this issue of The
Democrat will be found an interesting
article prepared especially by a repre
sentative of The Democrat, descriptive i
of Hendersonville, Hickory and Flat
Rock. We cOmmend it to the careful
perusal of our readers. They are repre- '
sentative of the w hole section, its growth,
industry and ! prosperity. The Demo--crat,
as promised, will spare no efforts
to present fairly and correctly the splen
did attractions of this whole section.
People wanting homes for health, com
fort oi profit can do no betjer than read
The Democrat regularly, and then visit
and examine the section. It will pay.
Hard at' Work, i
Our ! countyman; W. G. Corpening, 1
Esq., one of the best railroad workers in
the South, has a good contract on the
Three Cs, his work being in McDowell
county. He writes he has made a good
start on his work, having 100 hands hard
at it. Work is going on on this line,
from Rujherfordton to Johnston City, in
good earnest. President Frank Coxe
says the line will be completed by 1891.
The Democrat ;
Is one month old, but it is moving
right along to , the homes and business
ofllces of the people of Western Carolina
and East Tennessee like a veteran.
Our circulation is constantly increasing,
and all are pleased with it as a? straight
forward Democratic, family, home news
papers - I IP
Friends of Samuel J. Randall report
though his will power may enable him
to attend the qpening sessions of Con
gress, he is a very sick man, and there is
no hope of his recovery. ; ' '