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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOYEMBER "21, isk).
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To the People.
" Vc rih fitklt iiif'thuqtm from ecery
section f Western North Carolina arid
Eatt Tennennee, f ony r atl vinnnfuettt r
ing or uu ii in eiiterprink 'tt Minhed or in
prornnentn t those existing, iuiproeminin
in agricultural, expeehdly reMu fiiew : ed
periincnU in, agriculture in (Jiin xtction; f
school, chinrhen, Allain re aild other orders
or axnociationn for the gqod ami irp-bmMing
of the people. .Send "n "nhort, : pit i in. t de
ment, often, on nary he. j' DEMO
CRAT deninn to be , the iiudi'nu f a n
nouncuig to the irorld the iiuprorementn in
the social and material detelpinent of thin
section.
THE NEW CHIEF JUSTICE.
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Mr. T. Hunnycutt lias been appointed
postmaster aV Marshall. . j .; j
Mr. I). II. IteaganJ of V eiverville, has
been appointed a notary ptihlic by Gov.
FowleJ
-Over five hundred
Kinston, this State,
. West. I Poor people.
negro
families left
Saturday, for the
vid M. Vance
Supti McBee and Mr. Da
left' Monday night. to attend; the Fayette-;
ville Centennial. j j ; M
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; The West Point Terrninjal Company
is preparing! to purchas4 tke Rome, Cxa.,
' : and Decatur' railroad
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Mr. W. S. Cushman.t vho has heen
North for some weeks! on important busi
ness, returned home Saturday
Messrs. Charles N. and;
night.
lArthur E.
Jenks, of Massaelmsetts,have established
a real estate and insvirancie business in
Asheville. I ; j
At a nesrro frolic near; Rtitherfordton
Friday night a general row took place
in which two negroes were phot, one se
riouly. Several others wounded. I
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We regret to hear of thq serious ill
ness of Dr. W. L. Reagan at his home in
Weaverville. His many tfriends- sin
cerely trust he may soon reqover.
The Carolina Athletic Ctub and Pis
gah Lodge, K. of P., both pf which the
late Edwin Weddin )Vas jm esteemed
member, j passed suitable resolutions of
respect to him. A more, deserving young
man never lived in Asheville.'
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The Greensboro North Sate calls the
Washington Post " independent." Will
the North State kindly define its own
political status for us? . If the Post is
independent, in a partisan sense, we be
lieve we like the independent Character-
Hon. A. SJ Merfiraon Succeeds the
Eate Justice Smith.
From, the Raleigji Call of Saturday
evening last we learn that on that morn
ing Governor Fowle appointed Associ'
ate Justice A. S. Merrimon, Chief Jus
tice of the Supreme Court of North
Carolina, to jsucceed Hon. W. N. H
Smith, ' deceased. On the reception ol
the official notification, Justice Merri
mon resigned the position lie was hold
ing to accept trie appointment. He will
be sworn into his new office on nexl
Monday. ! j
The resignation of Justice Merrimon
created. a vacancy in; the Associate Jus-j
ticeship, and .the Governor appointed
Judge Walter Clark! to that honorable
position. He has resigned from the Su
perior Court Judiciary to accept the ap
pointment. ' j .
Judge Clark's resignation caused a va
cancy in the State Judiciary to be filled. :
It is authoritatively stated that the:
Governor has written Mr. Spier Whita
ker tendering him ;the Judgeship made
vacant by Judge Clark's resignation. He
is expected: to return from Wilmington
to-night.1 It is not known whether he
will accept the app6intment or not.
Under: the provisions of the law, all
these appointments hold over till the
next general election for members of the
Legislature. This election will occur in
November, 1891, and
the action just taken,
for the State to elec
Kailroad Projects for Asheville.
There can be noj doubt but that with
proper, united action on the part of our
people, Asheville will soon rejoice in the
possession of ' additional railroad facili
ties. On Friday night a goodly number
of our citizens met in the court house,
chairman G S. Powell of the Board of
Trade presiding, primarily to appoint
delegates to a meeting in the interest of
improved roads to
on baturdav next.
greatly interested ;
meetings in I the
be
held at Leicester
Our people are
in this, as all other
county looking to
better roads leading to this city. Reso
lutions heartily endorsing it and ! pledg
ing co-operation, were adopted, find the
following delegates were appointed: j
During the meeting President ; Atkin
son, of the Atlanta, Asheville and Balti
more road, made a lengthy and Very en
couraging i statement concerning; j this
magnificent, enterprise. Capt. A.; j had
but recently returned jfrom New York
where he had been iengaged with ome of
the largest capitalists of that city,1 who
gave the enterprise
Since his return he
istics of the North State" better.
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Pell through
tunnel one
Mr, George II. Smithdeal
a trestle hear Swannahoa
night last week, hurting" his lleg right se
verely and incapacitating hi jn for work
He has gone to his home in Salisbury,
and it is hoped will soon be alile to resume
his duties at Black Mountain station.
The Wayuesville Courier warmly en
dorses; the propositionlfof The Demo
crat that the State Fair sllould rotate,
and that the next one should be held in
Asheville. ! What say our bu
It is for them to say whet
have grounds and buildings
such a purpose.
. We had the pleasure
week from our young friend,
Banks, city editor of
Chronicle, who was on
mother in this citv
formerly a resident of Asheville, and his
many:friends and ielatiyes.teiJe are al
ways pleased to see him
Two British steamers left Wilmington
of
mess men t
ler we shall
: :
suitable for
a visit this
Mr. II. A.
thq Charlotte
a ivisit to his
Mr. SBanks was
one day last week for Liver
one carrying- 8,000, the other 5,176 bales
of cotton, so we learn from
This is direct trade, we are!
as.
read about . Wilmington
rapidly as a cotton and! shipping port,
which is
ians. ,
ool direct,
he! Review,
pleased to
growing
pleasing to all North
says : " 1 he
pmpany are
Carolin-
The Morganton Herald
Dunavant Manufacturing ' C
running their nne cotton ; nill on full
time, and are consuming large quantities
of cotton. Tlie demand for
of the mill is greater than they can sup
ply, and we understand that they con
template running day and
short time.' ;
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Tha Herald also says : "Mr.
informs us that these are now 4,000 men
at w ork on the C. C. C. railroad between
the North -Carolina line 1 and Ashland,
Ky., a distance of 120 miles.
Shay and Dunavant have t
for the grading of the entirq
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: ana nave suo-iet it to numerous con
; tractors. Mr. S. D. Dunavaiit, of Mor
ganton, has a large contract
' Johnson City, and is workin
in consequence of
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it will be necessary
t three judges, viz.j:
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, one
Associate Justice, and one Judge of the
Superior Court. It is therefore probable
that the" election of 1891 will be fraught
with almost as much interest as the regf
ular quadrennial election for State offi
cers. " ' . " ;
A Useful Farm Scraper.
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j Besides conducting with signal suc-
cess the great interests of the First Na
tional Bank of this city, President Breese
is also something considerable of a farm-!
er. The Democrat has already men-)
tioned that from about three acres of
land Capt. B. gathered the past season1
over 1800 bushels ofv elegant Irish pota
toes. He immediately had the land thor
oughly plowed and prepared, and sowed
in grass, which is up and looking" beau !
tiful. But it is in regard to an imple
ment used in the preparation of this;
land, an invention of Capt. Breese'sJ
which is the special object of this article.!
It is a scraper, and as a scraper it is the;
greatest success of the age. We cannot
describe it exactly, but it is made of
planks, with cross pieces upon which
the driver stands, and by shifting posi
tion the driver can run the scraper over
any ordinary obstacle,j inclines, or n any
way jthe shape of thb ground niay re
quire! It is very ehieaply constructed,
and.-is really a useful implement. Farm
ers -yvould do well to call and examine
this! scraper, forf it is one of the most
useful implements a farmer can have.
Free Mail Delivery.
Wei are at last to have the free postal
delivery for which we have been quali
fied for several years indeed ever since
the act was passed by a Democratic ad
ministration giving it o towns of 10,000
inhabitants or 10,000
the office. We have
both requirements. Our population is
estimated at 12,000 and the gross receipts
of the office are upwards of $13,000 per
year. The lack of space and facilities
for distribution in tlie old office pre
vented its earlier introduction. There
will be five letter carriers. . There will
be three deliveries and rfve collections.
The system will be in operation by the
loth of January. Mr. Chas. R. Darby,
Post Office Jnspector was in ' the city
last week and made the necessary ar
rangements. There will " be thirty letter
boxes placed throughout the city.
Wilmington, Raleigh, Charlotte and
Asheville are the only towns in the State
which have the system, Winston-Salem,
it is said, is qualified and has applied. !
encouraging assurances
m-the
night in a
Lackey
McDonald,
le contract
120 miles.
side of
g 400hands
: ; Criminal Court
Is in session this week, Jujdire; Moore
presiding. Solicitor Carter land all the
'"cers are promptly at their pit. State
inst Fore for killing Luhsford will
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for
killing
gross receipts of
long since passed
Cotton Stalk Bagging.
The Baltimore Manufacturers Record
says ; 44 Mr. J. M. Forshee, Secretary of
the. Chamber of Industry of Wilmington,
N. C, was in Macon, Ga., recently ex
hibiting samples of half-inch rope made
from cotton stalk fibre. According to
the Telegraph, he also had a-sample of 2
pound bagging made; from the same
fibre. Mr. Forshee announces that ma
chines have been invented for stripping
the stalk and manufacturing the fibre in
to bagging, and that 4 the cost of the
manufactured article will not be more
than four cents per yard. One acre of
cotton stalks will furnish fibre enough
to make bagging enough to bale five
bales of cotton, and as this is about five
times as much as is needed the excess
will be used in manufacturing rope and
for various other uses! to which jute is
now put.' "
CHIEF JUSTICE Sal IT II DEAD.
He; Passes Away After a Brief 111
riess Preceded by a Feebleness j
f . I From Overwork.
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Chief Uustiee Smith, of the State Su
preme Court, died to-day at 12 o'clock ml
For the past three days lie had been
completely prostrated from a combina
tion of heart trouble and overwork. For
ten :days past he has been regularly at
tending the sessions of the Supreme
Court, but iwas compelled from weakness
to recline in the court room nearly every
day, anq was frequently compelled to go
home before the sessions were over. On
Monday of this week he became unable
to attend the sessions, and has been pros
trated at his residence on Halifax street
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Since Ihe beginning of this violent ill
ness, there lias been a latent, serious ap
prehensiiorf among his intimate friends
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and acquaintances, but they were not
prepare for the end. The i announce-
close consideration,
has received most
It is imp6ssi:
ble to overestimate the great value of
this proposed line to all Western Caro
lina and the South; the Baltimore press
regarding it as one of the most important
enterprises yet proposed. When com
pleted it will make the hortest, most direct
line from Boston, New York, Philadel
phia and Baltimore to the South, opening
up a country verv rich in timber1, min
eral and agricultural resources, but little
touched at present! The line is being
carefully examinekl nowr by gentlemen of
jthe amplest means, and Capt. A. is high
ly encouraged to believe that matters
will take tangible ! shape before verv
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On the! same evening another most
teresting event occurred. It was
presentation of a petition signed by, di
rectors of the French Brcyid Valley
Railroad iCompany, which proposes to
construct a railroad from Asheville to
the South Carolina, or Georgia j line
through Transylvania county; also a pe
tition by directors of the Asheville; and
Bristol Railroad (Company, which pro
poses to construct a road from Asheville
directly north to Bristol, jTenn., there; to
connect with the Norfolk and Western
the Louisville and Nashville, and the
Atlantic and Danville Railroads ; each
petition praying that the question of
subscribing .$50,000 to each of said! cor
porations be submitted to the voters of
Asheville.! The proposition is that no
bonds shall be issued to either road until
the same shall be completed, equipped
and regularly running from Asheville to
the limit of the line in Buncombe; work
to be begun at Asheville i within a short
while, and if not completed within
twelvemonths to said Buncombe j limit
to forfeit and pay to the city of Asheville
f 5,000 cash, which sum is to be depos
ited when i the bonds are voted, jj This
certainly looks like business; the propo
sition is backed by able, responsible men
of New York and Asheville who ; say
they mean business and a great deal of
it. The city council . took the matter
under advisement, to be decided at a spe
cial meeting to be held Wednesday, ;20th
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These meetings and movements cer
tainly indicate that Asheville and I Bun
come are moving in the matter of more
railroads and better road facilities. Our
people cannot' move too earnestly j or
promptly in these matters. The ; Lord
helps those who help themselves. Let
us all unite and strike while the iron; is
hot. 1 ' '! '
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The city authorities passed a resolu
tion last night pledging moral support
to all these roads. j
! Funkin Pie.
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In order to be truly loyal on our Na
tional and State Thanksgiving Day (28th
inst.) all well regulated families will have
pumpkin pie. Here is a receipt for mak
ing them, furnished by a rioted chef : j
"Mash and prepare the t pumpkin; mix
with it two eggs, a teacup of sugar, one
tablespooni ul of butter, a half a cup of
sweet milk, grate in a half a nutmeg and
stir with a spoon until well mixed.
"Pour a sufficient quantity into a pan
in which ordinary pie pastry has been
put and cook until brown (and crisp." j
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The first toucn or winter tor tms sea
son visited us Saturday. It is such little
spurts as these which impresses all who
sojourn in this section with the splendid
weather we generally have, and ; have
had all the fall until Saturday. We will
have some more of that deliciously balmy
weather in a- few days that is, we gen
erally do. I
ment that he wTas dead was almost stu
petying. As j the report flew over the
city, people' caught their breath, and it
was some time before they could subju
gate their wishes i and hopes to their
knowledge.
As sob
made, ai
n
as
'the
announcement was
the State offices were closed,
and the city hall bell was tolled for some
time. The sonorous, melancholy tones
carried With them a sadness to the utter
limits of the city. 1 I
The Supreme Court will formally sit
to-morrow morning and .will adjourn
until next Mbndayl 1 i
The Raleigh bar will take appropriate
action on the sad occurrence to-day.
William Nathan Harrell Smith, the
eminent jurist, was born in Murfrees
boro, N. C, September 12, 1812. His
father was William L. Smith, a! native of
Connecticut. I His mother was Miss
Ann Harrell, of Hertford county. The
death of his father 'occurred in 1813, in
Murfreesboro, where he was held in high
repute as a physician. I j
, Chief Justice Smith graduated at Yale
College in 1834, and afterwards studied
law at j the I same place, i He be
gan practice in this State and Continued
it; till ; 1870, when he removed! to Nor
folk, Virginia. After remaining there
for two years he returned to Norjh Car
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oima ana nas resmea in Kaieign since
that time. - '
He was for awhile associated with
Hon. Geo. . fetrong in the practice of
lawT, and the lawr firw of "Smith &
Strong" was widelv and prominently
known. .' - j . . -i j.
! The only office he held, in1 the line of
his profession, before his apppointment
tOjthe Supreme Court bench, was that of
Solicitor for the first Judicial district.
this City, prominent in insurance circles,
and Mr. Ed Chambers Smitb,an eminent
young lawyer, also resident here.
Judge Smith wais one of the most cour-
teous: and pleasant gentlemen. A mod
esty and purity pl character were his
chief j characteristics. lie Was lovable
aiid Widely loved. ' He was a man in the
purest and broadest sense of the term,
and Was
Call.
withal a
gentleman. Raleigh
To the City Authorities.
Editors Democrat: The fattention of
the city authorities is called j to the ; con
dition of the1 sidewalk, or mud hole, on
Woodfin st reet, be ween Oak and Char
lotte. About four weeks! ago the street
railway company threw a mound of dirt
from the road upon the sidewalk, for a
distance of about 200 feet, barely leaving
foot,
rnnm rnr rmp
, v,.
the fence and this rid ire of
time it rains this d
passenger
rt has
between
mud. Everv
washed down
on the, walk until the 'latter! has become
a veritable mud-hole, scarcely' fit for a
hpg to waller in, and totally itnfit for la
dies or gentlemen to pass through. The
city authorities should see tliat this mud
is removed at once,!, that they, have not
done so before has been a
derment to the public
speak very well for
Attention is also
hole at; the corner o
cause of won-
and j does not
their administration,
called to the mud
and Wood-
fin 'streets,
place "imd
Bridge!
There . is no crossinsr
pedestrians, ate I obliged
at this
to
ploughj ! through mud ankle deep. A
good cross walk should be placed at this
point immediately. I I 1 ! .;:
Thatlthe city of Asheville shouid be so
indifferent and; negligent of. her side
walks and streets is a . great jpity and a
rager that
its size! east of the
public disgrace. At"e w'ill
there is; not a city of
Rocky Mountains that can boast of such
wretched sideAvalksi If the property
owners have not public spirit or pride
enough to lay good
walks, the city au-
THE GOLD EXCITEMENT.
The
Recent Find in Montgomery
uounty a isonanza.
A Sali4bury,
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xueuniona uispatcn says
experts who went from here
to see the Tebe
in Montgomery
and report that
tales about the
not been fifty
thorities should compel them to do so, as
I understand they hajve the power to do.
Nothing will help build up the town i
more, or serve to induce visitors to stay
here, than good substantial ! walks.- Let
there be a general and a speedy move in
this direction. . Aj Visitor. .
Thanksgiving. ? ! !
Occurs next Thursday, j As has been
customary here the stores will be closed
to give all the people an opportunity to
give thanks for the blessings vouchsafed
all by a kind and indulgent Providence
This was in 1848-49.
In 1840 he
was a
member of the General Assembly in the
Lower House. In 1848 he was elected
to the State Senate. In 1857 he was the
candidate of the Whig party for Con
gress in his district, but was defeated in
that campaign. In 1859 he was again a
candidate ' and wras elected. After going
to Codgress Mr. Smith wras put forward
fcy'the Southern Representatives as their
candidate! for speaker of the House.
After a struggle of many weeks of te
dious balloting, in which he lacked only
one vote of election, he Avas defeated by
New Jersey. He
Confederate Con-
that
Mr.1 Pennington, of
was a member of the
gress during the entire existence of
body. ' : . 'f . " ,
In i 18t5 lie was a leader in the State
Legislature in the reconstruction under
the plan of President Johnson.
He was Very prominent in the famous
impeachment case of Governor Holden,
and led the defence against the manage
ment of ex-Governor Bragg. His clos
ing speech! made a pamphlet of over
seventy pages, and was a masterly pro
duction of logic and legal learning.
This, addres stamped him as one of the
greatest lawyers and one of the most
acute reasoners in his profession in the
country j,. - . .
The degree of LL. D. was conferred
upon him in 1873 by Wake Fre:st Col
lege The same degree was conferred
by the State University in 1875, and by
Yale College in 1881. 1
In 1878 he was appointed Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court by Governor
Vance to fill the vacancy caused by the
A New J North Carolina ; !Enterprise.
Building and Loan Associations are
now recognized as among the most use
ful agencies for the upbuilding of towns,
and aiding poor people to obtain homes.
Recentlyj the North Carolina Building
and Loan Association' of Charlotte, was
organized, with the following officers :
O. P. Heath, President ; W. M. Wilson,
Vice-President ; Walter Breni; Secretary
and Treasurer ; Osborne & Maxwell,
General Attorneys ; . J. Hill, of Ashe
ville, Supervisor oft Agencies- The
Board of pirectors comprise the leading
business men of Charlotte. 1
It is auihorized to do business in any
part of this State, and is conducted in
strict accordance 'with- the laws of this
State. Though organized but a few
weeks ago, Supervisol Hill has already
establishejl local agencles'in a number of
places. He will returnifo Asheville soon
for a like purpose. .
Hickory Opera House
The statement in " Growing Towns,"
of last yeek, that the Hickory Opera
House was the property of a joint stock
company, j Avas an error. It is . being
erected by and will be the exclusive
property; pf the enterprising; Hickory
firm of builders, Elliott & Elliott, Avho
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have " expended everj effort! to make it
the most comfortable and most! complete
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house in the State." 1 It will be
pecial to the )
"The four !
last week !
Saunders rich gold find I
count- have returned,
the first thousrht or wild
find is true. There has
dollars Avorth of Avork
done pn the find, and from a, reasonable
calculation $150,000 Avorth of gold has
been taken oitt. The gold Aas first
found by a man AvhoAvas turkey hunting.
It washold, and then hands flocked
there and A-ent to A-ork, paying five
eighths of 'the gold they found as a roy-
alty. 'One man Avas thought to be dis
honest and did not pay all that was due.
He Avas stopped from working and Avent
off saying that he did not care about any
more, as he had all he Avanted. He is
knoAvn to have nine pounds of gold iioav.
One man on last Saturday panned only
tAventy, minutes and panned t aa;o thous
and pennyAA-eights of gold. Tavo men
Worked ;a day and a half and cleaned up
ten and a half pounds of gold. The find
is on a high hill above a branch. The
surface appears to be full of fine quartz
stringers in depth, which form into
pockets, some of Avhich ' are i tAVo-thirds
gold. Where the gold is found and has
been Avorked does not cover more than
a quarter of an acre, but it appears to
get richer in depth; and the gold can be
seen sticking in the quartz stringers
from the top of the gopher holes. The
land belongs to a brother of Tebe Saun
ders, AA-ho is in Texas. Tebe has gone to
buy it of him. The owner has been in
formed, and is expected ! here to look
; after his find. In the meantime ftiere
are two factions Avho want to Avork the
property. The result is that all Avork has
stopped and the factions are standing
guard and will not let any one strike a
ick or; wash a panful. The find is the
richest ever knoAvn, and is near the prop
erty of several large English companies,
Avho have spent large sums there. The
gold is coarse, and some nuggSts weigh
from one hundred to five hundred pen
nyweights, while others hold the quartz
together so that it can be bent and
twisted.: The find is in an old pine field
that Avas in cultivation before the Avar,
and is OAvned in fee simple by Saunders,
hence claims cannot be laid off like in
the West. i ,
Pearson, and had
position
death of Chief Justice
been twice elected to the same
by the people since.
His fidelity in the
duties of this office have been a matter
of general comment.
discharge! of the
Among
with him
at Yale College
Justice Waite, of
noted men
Avere Chief
the United States Supreme Court ; Wil
liam M. Evarts,: Secretary of State, and
Edward P. Pierrepont, ex-Minister to
Great Britain. :
' In 1839, he married Miss Mary O.
Wise, daughter of W. B. Wise, a promi
nent merchant of Murfreesboro. They
had three children, two of Avhom sur
vive. They are' Mr. W. ;W. Smith, of
opera
completed by Christmas week and, to
gether Avilh our new and - splendid opera
house! in Asheville, which will also be
soon 1 completed, Avill
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North Carolina an attractive
traveling companies:
Our!
make (Western
place for
New Express Agent.
MrJW. G. HauffhtoniAvho has been for
some years connected with the Southern
Express Company in Charlotte, has been
promoted to superintendent, of the office
at Asheville, and will leave on the 20th
inst. to take charge of the , office there
The Asheville people f will ! find Mr,
Haughton,! a tip top man. He is one of
the most thoroughly qualified express
agents in the service of the company
and is a courteous official and I a perfect
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gentleman in all respects. His-departure
from Charlotte will be fegrettea Dy our
people. Aishevdle will find him just as
we have
Chronicle.
described
him. Charlotte
Rev. Dr. Mitchell.! .
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The Democrat is. pleased to learn
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"A letter! from Dr. John Mitchell con
tains the gratifying intelligence that he
has decided to accept thfj call to Hender-
sonville, and that he will take (charge of
the church; 'there the fst of I January
This is goodneAVS, and Aye feel thankfu
that so good a man and jo faithful a pas
lor in cuiuiu!' nuiurnz us ptiiu. ,
Another
Great Structure for North
Carolina.
Vlong Avith the talk of the great castle
to be built bv Geo. Vanderbilt. near
A.sheville, at a cost of probably one mil
lion dollars, comes reports of a magnifi
cent structure to be built in the East.
The Wilmington Messenger talks about
it and has seen " specifications and draw
ings of a magnificent hotel for Avinter
Itourists, AA'hich a syndicate of capitalists
proposes to erect on the sea coast of
North Carolina on the line of the-pro-
jected Cape Pear and Cincinnati Hail
road, ft is to cost about $105,000 and
will be surrounded by a plaza similar to
the Plaza de Armis around the residence
of the Governor General at IIaArana,
Cuba; It is designed to contain :50
rooms, ,anu aviu ie; equipped Avith tlie
Turkish f bath, cold
and hot salt Aaler
baths, bbAvling alley, gas Avorks, etc.
" Six hundred and sixty acres of land
near the ocean has been selected forjthis
hotel. A hundred acres of it will be laid
out into pretty parks, Avhile the remain
der will! be set aside as a preserve for
hunting, fishing, etc., for the benefit of
guests. It is said the Gulf Stream flows
closer to this location than any other
portion of the American coast and that
the mean temperature during the winter
never gets below 43, nor above 85 in
Summer, as shown by observations taken
during the past three years." (,
Another New Enterprise.
The Democrat announces with pleas
ure the establishment of another import
ant and J useful enterprise in our. city.
Our townsman S. Hammerschlagg has
opened a shoe factory, at his double store
on North Main street (next door to
Fanner's! Warehouse), where he is turn
ing out daily a large number of the very
best hand-pegged shoes. He proposes to
retail these shoes at wholesale prices.
We wish this, as all other enterprises;
the fullest success, and are pleased to
learn that Mr. 'II. is most pleased with
his prospects. - .
Mr. Orr's Body Found.
Sunday evening the body of Mr. WilJ
liam Orr, droAvned some weeks ago near
the mouth of the SAvannanoa, was found,
near the place Avhere he sank. ' It Avas
recovered, and the burial took place
Monday, f The untimely death of this
70ung man was exceedingly sad, and his
good parents were deeply sympathized
with by all.
There are 28 ex-Confederate veterans
in North Carolina poorhouses.
taken up to-day. Berry,:
v.ill be taken up later.
si. -u - sr
K.
    

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