North Carolina Newspapers

We tcih weekly infotmation
from every
section of Wextern North
Eait Tennessee, of any or all manufactur
ling or mining enterprises establisied, or im
proteinentH to those existing improvements
in, agricultural, especially rep ullv of new' ex
pe rime) its in aqricvlture in'Xhis section; of
scIwohs, chnrcJoes, Alliance ajid other orders
lor association for the good iind up-bullding
of the people. Send us short, plain state
ments as often , as may tie.
iCR AT desires to be the
medium of an-
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i m o r ove merits in,
hwuncing to the irorld the
Ithe social and material decMopment of this
section, i
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Judge Spier Whitaker i$ stopping with
'Esq. A T. Summey, on Haywood street.
1 Owing to the length and Lumber of
.other local articles, several Interesting
and important items , are crowded out
this -week.
: Mr; S. P. Brittain,:lat
e proprietor
the Franklin House, Franklin
N. C. has
removed to Clarksville, Ga., and taken
Charge of a hotel at that
keeps a good hotel, and w
cess in his new home, is
point. ,Ur. Ii.
ehvish him suc
The stables of Mr. Brown, undertaker
were burned down on Tuesday night.
Promptly oh the "ring ;of the j bell" the
Ilook and Ladder started! land was the
first to reach the ground and legin work
Immediately after the Hose company was
on the ground, and, whil0 the building
could not be saved, the tire; was put out.
Everything was saved save the building.
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Large parties of negrojes from North
Carolina are passing through Georgia en
route to Arkansas and Mississippi where
f 'great inducements''-jbn
papier are'of-
fered them by railroa
d land agents and
others. iA good many
South Carolina
negroes emigrated but a
to be from the "Old No it
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majprity seem
i Estate." Opin
ions" differ among white farmers as
the gOo(l or bad results of such a whole
sale emigration of field hands, and the
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iuxure musi soive inepruuiem. :
l . ! ! Coming to Ashevillej
There are no less than J nine railroads
projected, all pointing toj Asheville as a
central point. They are as follows :
' 'The Chester, Gaffney City and Polk
County Railroad.
1 The' Charleston, Cincinnati and Chi
cago Railroad. I :
The Carolina Central Railroad.
) The French Broad Valley Railroad.
" i The Southern extension of the At-
lanta, Asheville
Baltimore Rail-
road. . i S
j All these f rpm the Sou
i Then the Asheville and Bristol Rail
road. 4 ! : . - ;
The Asheville branch ' )f the
on, Cumcerlahd Gap
(Three; ' C's) Railroad. S
The Northern extensi
anta.i Asheville and: ! I
on ot tne At-
altimore Rail-
road. ; .;'.;-. . '. ' -
I And another road (not! yet named) to
run from Asheville jthi
and Sandy Muh, toward
1 Of these the managers
Broad; Valley and, the
s Knoxville.
of the French
Asheville and
Bristol road propose' to go to work at an
early day constructing a! line from ,Bris
tol to the- South Carolijia line. These
companies are alrea.dy organized, backed
ty responsible New York parties, and
say they hope to begin work soon, '
Of the remainder thei
Asheville, At-
lanta and Baltimore line
expects to be
in the field at an early
pany 13 brganized, and
late. ; The com
legotiations are
pending! with large capitalists
for the
Construction of the entire line; j
Both liies will be of
immense advant-
age to this Section when
j . -We understand
build a branch to
Three C's will
Vsheiville. if the city
.will give it one hundret
1 thousand dol-
lars in bonds;.. S( .
The Carolina Centra
Company say
they will
build from Rutherford ton tn
whenever; another outlet is
built independent of .the
Danville and the city
Richmond and
or county will
give them one hundred 'thousand dollars
in bonds.
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i We do not know, as yet, anything def
inite as to the prospects
prospects of the other
roads nanied. v r '
I We hbpe to have ijliein all.
roor.i here for all. Asheville
There is
will soon
be tl. 3 largest place in the South, as all
good enterprises point in this direction
Another County Heard From.
j The Statesville Landmark says :
j "A citizen of Ashe county was telling
here the Other day .that! last summer a
year ago
when yearling- balves
were sell-Republi-Harrison
ing at $10 per head,-one;of his
can neighbors declared that if
i s
vre re elected he could sij on his porch
f;nd sell the same catte at from $15 to
- ).i Harrison was ejected and'thissame
iiblican neighbor wojuld now be glad
Ipse (jut his yearlings at $5 apiece,
f is another county jivhich jthe prom
1 i'gooid times" have not; yet reached.
To the Peop
Impromptu Remarks by
Gentlemen at the Formal
ing on
Last Friday.
On Friday last a number of prominent
citizens met by invitation at the offices of
the P. A. Demens Works, situated near
the passenger depot, jto participate in the
formal opening ceremonies of this new
industry which adds so much to the en
terprise of Ashevillej The several offices
were thrown open, and in one were ta
bles filled with a superb lunch. After a
few remarks by Mr. iDemens as to the
object of the gathering, attention was at
once given to the lunch, after which im
promptu remarks were made by various
gentlemen, Col. Cameron, of The Citizen,
speaking for the press, Capt. Atkinson
on internal improvements and industrial
enterprises in general, and others, all
congratulatory upon the establishment
of the P. A. Demens Works as evidence
of the advantages and attractions of this
city for all such. j s
After this the company were taken
through and shown the; entire plant, not
only to their pleasure, but astonishment.
The main building is 50x120 feet, two
stories high. In this! are thirty-six ma
chines,1 all of the latest patents, capable
of doing:any and . all strictly first-class
wood work. In an adjoining brick
lmilding is the- engine and boiler, the
boiler of: 100 horse power. There is still
a 'dry kiln which will dry 10,000 feet per
day. Still another room for storage of
stock, etc. The offices are the finest in
the State, comprising, business and pri
vate offices. These rooms are elegantly
finished i in Western
North Carolina
hard wood, embracing walnut, ash
cherrj' curled poplar, chestnut, white
oak, so happily finisned and combined as
to present the beauties of these woods.
The whole plant cost about .$60,000.
These works are prepared to do any
kind of house building and house fur
nishing work. They can furnish, prompt
ly, every piece required for any size and
style of house, from the cheap cottage to
the costly mansion, and then furnish it
elegantly throughout! It is not the pur
pose of Mr. Demens to manufacture
stock furniture, only to make finer goods
on order. Fine store, bank, office fix
tures will be a specialty. In addition to
this the factory is turning out tobacco
boxes in large quantities for the trade,
supplying at present jthe Asheville mar
ket. There are nowabout fifty first-class
hands ; in the spring j it is expected to
work 150. I There are orders on hand
now to; run this force; during the winter
with assurance of a large increase in the
early spring. -Mr. II ! W. Fitch is fore
man of the machine ! shops, Mr. R. M.
Taylor yard master and assistant in the
office. Mr, Demens personally superin
tends the business himself.
Mr. Demens for years owned the lar
gest lumber mills in Florida, but his
health failing he sold out and came to
Asheville in August, fand established
himself here, lie is; more than pleased
with Asheville as a location for his en
terprise, and said, after carefully study
ing the surroundings; attractions and
advantages, he regarded Asheville's fu
ture as ; exceedingly promising. Mr. I),
is a business man; all through, and his en
terprise will add greatly to Asheville's
prosperity, j Our people certainly wish
it all success. 1 !
Rare Jewels from; a Rich County. ,
Our friend, G. I). Ray, Esq., of Yan
cey, gave us a pleasant call Monday, and
showed us some beautiful jewels of aqua
marine, which were as brilliant as dia
monds. All these, and many more of
various kinds Mr, Ray has gathered in
the splendid county of Yancey, which
willyet prove one of the richest and
most attractive counties in the State. All
it lacks is railroad facilities to bring to
light the valuable treasures which now
lie dormant in her forests and in her
soil. Mr. Ray says! he cart dig out
chrome, pre whicb will yield 50 per cent
of chromic oxide and: it exists in inex
haustible quantity, and is easily taken
out. Four hands got out one car-load
of the ore in two days. Iron, mica, ka
olin and other valuable minerals and
ores abound. The; snlendid timbers
have long j been
noted. A railroad
y will find plenty to
through the coun
do for a long time in) transporting raw
materials to market. The Democrat
sincerely trusts it will not be very long
before one or more railroads will trav
erse that splendid old! county.
J. P. Davis, who was arrested for the
murder ; of John A. Horton, in Catham
county, and who was taken to Pittsboro
for safe keeping, has been brought to
Raleigh and put in jail for safe keeping,
there being decided; threats of lynching
him where he was. Raleigh News and
Observer.: M
Of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
I ciation.
pne of the most pleasant, as it was one
of the most important, occasions which
ever occurred in Asheville took place
last Friday night. Some months ago a
number of gentlemen associated them
selves together for the purpose of organ
izing the Young Men's Christian Associ
ation of Asheville.! Their success was
go assuring, the needs of such an institu
tion here was so apparent that it was de
termined to rent suitable rooms, which
were secured in the new building on
Patton avenue, recently completed by
Messrs. Harking and J. R. Starnes, tak-
ing the second and third fl6orsi The
next step was to secure Ihe services of
Mr. H. P. Anderson as secretary, a most
excellent act. On jthe second floor are
the parlors and reading rooms, j In one
of the rooms on the third floor is a gym
nasium, the other room to be fitted up
for lecture purposes, etc. On this j latter
will also be arranged hot and cold 1 baths
for the use of members. ! The ladies,
foremost in all good works, have fur
nished the parlors up not only comforta
ply, but elegantly. ; the reading room
has also been fitted ;up handsomely, and
already quite a number of choice and
suitable books, periodicals, papers, etc.;
are supplied. The rooms are open daily,
except Sunday, from 9 a. m. to 10 p. m
On Sunday afternoons- at 4 p. m:, j there
will be singing services by an excellent
choir, to oe followed bv short addresses
upon Bible lessons. j i ,
The opening reception last Friday
night was to show to the people a very
large, number having been invited the
arrangement for the attraction, edifica
tion and protection of young men; to
show the efforts beinsr made by this
association, to impress upon all
vast importance ot sucn to tne commu
nity, and to urge and invoke such sup
port as will make it a permanent institu
tion. . Addresses to this end were imade
by Capt. T. W. Patton and Secretary
Anderson. Both gentlemen presented
very strongly the necessity for the asso
ciation, its present j needs, the scope of
its 1 work, etc! After! very excellent
singing, by some of the lady,and gentle
men members, and some gymnastic per
formances which were very creditable
the more attractive as a means of
developing the physical man, refresh
ments were served. 1 , Altogether it .was a
most delightful evening, and the formal
opening of an j institution which prom
ises great good to our community. Of
course our people will not fail to sustain
it, j and liberally. Every citizen is as
much duty bound to sustain this organ
ization as they are the churches, for it is
but the vestibule to the church of God .
preparing young men for th responsible
duties which church membership in
volves. The effort so farj madei is a
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credit to the small band pf christian
workers who have undertaken it; a cred
it tp their hearts and to the Christian
impulses which prompted jthem. j Let
them be warmly and generously sup
ported. Such an institution! appeals not
to the charity, but to the. highest Chris-
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tian duties oi a community. May it go
on, to prosper ana to conquer, j
Death of John G. Aston.
! Death has again invaded the home of
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our esteemed townsman, flon. E. J
Aston, Mr. John G. Aston 'having died
suddenly Monday morning, i Mr. A. had
been in feeble health for sohie time, but
no one dreamed that he was . so i near
death's door. Saturday he was j on the
streets, and Sunday ! night was sitting up
as well, apparently, as he had been of
late. About 2 a.m. j he called for some
medicine to relieve his cough, and while
Mr. Stikeleather, his brother-in-law, was
waiting on him, his head dropped to one
side, and he quietly breathed his! last,
resting upon Mr. S.'s arm. j He was a
young man of very bright intellect, of a
cheerful disposition loved and esteemed
by all. His business capacity was pro
verbial. For some years he was city en
gineer, and had been employed on some
of the most important works in and
around Asheville. His family have the
profound sympathy of all in this very
sadj visitation. God help and comfort
thein, as only He can do. The funeral
took place Tuesday: evening from the
residence, and his remains were interred
in the family burying ground at New
Academy.- ' '
No Place Like Home.
Some weeks ago our friend Dr. G.I D.
S. Allen, and family, left the State to
make their home in the new State of
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Washington. ; After spending some
weeks in that section carefully examin
ing'the country and its advantages j they
turned round and came back to Waynes
yille, saying they saw no plaee so attrac
tive! and pleasant, or so promising; as
Western Carolina. We welcome them
The Verdict in the Case of Fore
! Set Aside, and He is Granted
m. New' Trial.
Late Sathftay evening the jury in the
case against ohn Kerry tor the killing
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of Geo, AY. Bell came
into court, ana,
declaring they could not agree upon a
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verdict, a
mror was wimarawn anu a
mistrial ordered
The case stands for
trial again
nal court.
the next term of the crimi-
When Fpte was arraigned for sentence
the f oilowaAb
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startling affidavits were
M. E. Cir being, duly sworn, says
that "Mr. B!H. Shook, father of Robert
nooK? wnervett as a 3uroron the trial
of the prisoner at the bar, came to affiant
as one of tfefc counsel of the prisoner,
ana vomn ered the statement to him, -
that his said! son, Mr. Coffee, who was
also on thitiry, and a Mr. Rogers who
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was on tna special ivenire, were an witn-
out prejud against the prisoner, and
wouiu give nim a lair trial n they were
chosen onltHe iurv. and both Messrs.
Shook; anfejlCoffee were chosen by the
prisoner's Minsel in consequence of this
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Amant lmther swears "that the said
D. Hv bhoM beina: a witness for the
prisoner leilH affiant
to believe that he
was m sympathy with the prisoner: but
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affiant hasfsihce been informed, and now
believes, tlaj he was, at the same time,
an active Ynd of the prosecution.
(bigned.jj ;- 1 M. E. Cartek
Jaworn to and subscribed before me.
1.1. R. ! Patterson, Clerk
J. D. ReUmon beiner dulv swTorn savs
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that ne, was
n the
court house the day
the jury vla chosen in this case, and
while RofiQtt Shook, who was after-
naius tuLBcu as a . uiui, sai uv u s siae.-
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in a conversation with bhook. he told
this-aniaiftjf that Lunsford was a nice
man,; and that, Fore had imposed on him,
and oughtftB be hung. Shook was sworn
afterwards ,!&nd on being sworn said that
he had I nill I formed and expressed the
opinion tHajf
prisoner .was -guilty,
Affiant refniembers distinctly that Shook
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was sworn and answered as above stated,
Before Slfck was chosen, a man not
Known :toamani, wno naa sanay oeara,
leaned nvr an front of affiant, and whis-
i'lvVi v fW"11- lxJyi ixxux uii
Avould he Ehpsen a juror sure
ffiant told his brother and brother-
in-law th
either be
lame day that Fore would
urig or there wTould be a mis-
trial, arid
iB then explained to them his
conversation with Shook.
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The amant is
riot of kinfiii
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a -Tir rewt-ea m any way to tne
r "iv.u in vciov',
QTSri'fhoc nn inroroct in hi rnon
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and is besides unable
to state how de-
fendant's Counsel obtained
the inf orma
tion that Jieii had the said conversation
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with Sltftrffldil
J. D. (X) Redmox.
Sworn tl
knd subscribed.
J. R.
Patterson, Clerk.
M. L.
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uulv sworn
says tnat
followng the killing
of Lunsfoi!by Fore, he heard Mr. Cof-
fee' who seived as
a juror in. this trial of
Fore, say. Uit Fore ought to be hung,
This was laid at Coffee's spring near his
jand subscribed.
J.. R. Patterson, Clerk
The solfc
tor stated that he disbelieved
tne trutn
I statements made by Red-
mon and Colbert son; that if convinced
that theytated facts he would readily
agree to arifew trial, and asked that the
matter Deppstponea until 3ionday next
to enauie nam to.f mtroauce eviaence.
'T'liia OfmAirff Vila Virinrtv irrontorl ' ortrl fV
court wa5 15 adioufned until Monday
morning jsty ,o,ciocK. .
On Mondiay morning the defence in
trdduced & farther affidavit of Mr. R. L.
iee to mei enect mat 3ir. u. . snooK
had said lt6 him "I have
beaten out
ertam men
Melyin Carter," referring to certain
f it
who had bfeen taken on the jury.
Two of he jurymen, Messrs.
and Shool were introduced by the State,
and each asserted
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hat he had not been
question e( jas to
his opinions of the
prisoner's guilt, but had the question
been asked ihe would have replied that
he had t formed and expressed
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such an opinion
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The counsel for the
defendant insisted that the usual ques
is. , i
tion had rtot been asked because of the
H. Shook. i fi
The Solicitor insisted that Mr. Shook
had told defendant's counsel that "Cof-
fee and Slikiok would act fairly in the
case," andi ihat nothing had been shown
going to&-6ve that they had not acted
fairly! and? In accordance with the law
and the evidence. iThe court held, after
hearing argument on both sides, that as
there Iwas nme reason to doubt that the
a fair, impartial and
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unprejudiced trial, he would set the ver-
diet aside and grant a new trial. This
case als? cof es UP aain f or trial at the
next term ot court.
Sad Homicide in Hendarsonville
We were greatly pained
to hear
on &aturaay last Mr. A
E. Posey,
promising jtoung attorney of Render
sonville while in a personal difficulty
wu;iurmauTwiiwi( auuiucr young
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II. 1 1 1 J8 1
"u, as auorney,
u aBC.
ana in ms argument haa- criticised him
Quite severely. After the trial, Mr.
Posey, having gone to his office on Main
street, and
standing in his door
approacnea Dy Forrest' who as
saulted him,! striking him twice "with
brass knuckles, . wkereupon Mr. Posey
drew h Plsp! and fired twice, killing
f uric aiuJbl msutnuy. , ir, x-osey
imnieuiaiemsurienaerea to tne autnor-
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mus nave neen very great provoca-
tion even to the extent of great, threat-
a .- i . 1 - . - - I
eneQ5 personal injury, wnicn couia nave
A vcj uwl icnow-
man- We know him, and .know him to
aailcc "V" ""Pulfas uc
we hve ever known. We are certainly
pained abou the affair. Itjhas brought
distress on dj number of gjod people in
Western Carolina. We know, nothing
r -n .
A orrei or ms anteceaents,:Dui ms
inenas .wm nave tne sympathy ot . all in
tm?s untimely misfortune.
I Marriages.
Mr. L. H Phillips and
Miss Mattie
Abernethy, pf Hickory, w
ere married on
luesday of last week.
Miss Emma Dick, youngest daughter
of Hon. R. P. Dick, was married to Mr.
Williams, of Bertie, in Greensboro "last
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In Dillsboro. Sundav. November 2-ttb
Afr .T--AT Pftillin nf Dillctr ot,H AT,'co
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xsannie faiierson. 01 wniiiier wensip.r
Herald I i ! "r
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Hon. Sambel F. Phillips of Washing-
ton, ex-Solicitor of the Uj. S. Treasury,
was married on the 26th of November to
Mrs. Sarah
jMaria Maury,' also of Wash-
On the 28
fii Qt lii'vAr TionorcAn
county by the Rev. J. A1. Weston of
Hickory, N C, Mr. James B. Beard, of
Hickory and Miss Lucy Morgan of
Mills River! After the ceremdny the I
Dnaal pair teit on a JNortnern tour.
.Notes ot congress.
Several republican members of the
House bolted their caucus
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chaplain' and voted with the democrats
and elected ?ev. Mr. Milburn, the blind
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democratic Chaplain of the past several
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i ernis.- jNotiia repuoncan v
epublican vpte was given
the blind preacher from this State, how
Senator Sherman entered the Senate
chamber a few moments before 12 on
Monday, and as he entered from the dem
:ratic siae uie nrst person; lie met was
Senator Morgan, of Alabama. He was
soon, surrounded by ! Senators Vance,
Colquitt, Mcpherson and
ittadgett, and
the Ohio Senator was obliged to stand a
little good-natured chaffing fr jm his
democratic friends about the recent elec-
tion in Ohio
The Hot
Springs and
Hon. B-W
. Hill, mayor ofj Hot Springs,
was in to see us yesterday. Among other
thiners he informed usjof the orsraniza-
tion of a cornpany to construct a railroad
from Hot Springs up. Spring Creek,
thence through Hay wood to Sylva, Jack-
son county, pence soutn to j havannan,
lia. it win pe a grana line; wnen com-
1 or! on AfT TTill c o ttcj is .T-o rr ar -rr
some very laHree capitalists and enternris-
ing men.
congressional JMewsf
1 he democrat nas arrangea lor a
weekly letter from Washington City,
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giving the latest congressional and other
giving the latest congressional
news from the capital of in
erest to our.
The Democrat will spare no pains to
give the latest home and general news,
besides discussions of local interest to
the bushiest and farming classes of
our section, all carefully edited, lithe
people of AYestern Carolina and East
Tennessee w&nt a good, reliable family
weekly newspaper, let them subscribe at
once for The Asheville Democrat.
Farmers Convention.
S. B. Alexander, L. L. Pplk, Wm. A
Graham. Eli as Carr, E. A. !3Ioyes, A. J,
Dalby are the delegates toj the big far-
mers meeting which occurs in St. Louis
to-morrow, lit is expected that the Farr
mers' Alliance, the Labor Union, the
Grange and & dozen other organizations
wilbe consolidated at thisrconventionV
Its Sittings will nrobablv continue for a
i week or longer.
Thos. B. Reed, of Maine. Republican
Nominee, Was Elected Speaker
of tke House.
!The Fiftv-Fir.t (Wrp m.t nn ifn:
da amid the usual
.-"J 0-v, "
scenes. Thos. B.
Reed. of Maine ReDUblican nominee,
wag mftde SDeaker of the IIouse He re:
ceived 166 votes to 154 for Mr. Carlisle.
of Kentucky and one vote for Mr. Cum-
mings of New York, cast by Col. Billy
Cowles of North Carolina.'
Mr. Cummings received a round of ap
plause and banter for his one vote. Mr.
Reed, speaker elect, has twice before re
ceived the Republican nomination for
that blace
iEdward MdPherson was elected clerk,
A j Holme Sergeant-at-arms; C. A.
Adams, door-keeper; James L. Wheat,
Postmaster : Wm. H. Milburn. chanlain.
chas. B. Ramsdell was th RpnnhbVan
nominee for chaplain.
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fhp Spnat thp. . ntPrp.t,i
upon the Senators from' the new States.
There were Casey and Pierce of North
Dakota Allftd and Snuir of wft9Jnnr.
ton pettirew and Moodv of South Da-
ta. The two Montana Senators are
nnt vot. returned ThPv await thp .Pttio.
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men of the embroglio in the Montana
legislature. The credentials of Nathan
P. Dixon, Senator elect of Rhode Island,
- Were also presented. "
A House Demorratir raiirns mpt Afnn-
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uay iuormug ai iu o ciock. auu passea
the following significant resolution: ,
"Resolved, That we, the Democratic
members of the House of Representatives
of the Fifty-First Congress, at the beerin-
ninV. of the first session h-rplnr sonrl
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greeting to the people of the country
with the assurance of our continued con-
u au uevuuun. 10, uie pnnci-
Dies 01 - lanii reiorm as emoraren in
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ijcsiucui, icvcmuu lcsfage iu uie lasi
Congress upon that subject, and in the
platform of principles adopted by the
l&st Democratic National
Convention at
Sti Louis : and -that we hail with delight
the emphatic approval of those princi-
t.' i 1 j i- '- . i .
pies Dy me peopie as expressea at tne
; .... . ; . . i .
nous m tne recent elections. And we
pledge them to renew and continue in
Congress the contest for the reduction
or. tne war taxes so ahly begun and pros-
ecute'd in former Congresses by our Rep-
resentatives and Senators.
A Grime Revealed.
Va., November 2.5. On
November 15th, J. D. Horton, a young
farmer, Irving
near Durham, N. C, mys-
teriously disappeared and foul play was
suspected. J.
the' farm, told
P. Davis, an employe on
Horton's old mother that
her son had
deserted her. The neierh-
bors did not believe the story, and search
was made about the premises, resulting
in the discovery of Horton's body buried
in an old barn
Davis escaped, and the
Durham, N. C.
authorities sent a police
officer to Danyille to search for Davis.
Yesterday, while this officer and the
Danville chief of police were in confer-
ence at the Planter's, hotel, a waiter
asked the, proprietor if he- should wake
Mr. Davis for j dinner. The name was
suggestive, and the officers bwent to the
room indicated, where they found J. P.
Davis. He wTas charged with the mur
der, and confessed tke crime. He had
killed Horton, he said, in order to get
possession or his farm. He killed him
with a bootjack and buried the body in
I the barn.
Davis was taken to North Carolina for
t Climatic Tables.
, - . J . , , . , , ,
climate of Asheville, carefully and' cor
rectly prepared by Dr. Von Ruck, the
able resident physician of Winyah Sani-
tariunv of this city. . These tables con
. ' v:i a
tain valuable information, and we spec-
. , , - , .
ially commend them to readers of The
Democrat in other States in search of a
place to spend Ihe winter, and w;ho wish
to avoid the severe winters of their own
home. -. - I" ''
Jndgre Whitaker
Opened the December term of Bun
combe superior jcourt Monday at noon
Judge W. is one of the ablest lawyers of
the. State, and comes to the bench admir
ably equipped for the important duties
devolved upon , him. His charge was
short but complete. He dispatches bus
iness promptly, but with due patience
and impartiality. He hopes to clear the
docket at this term.
What Is UpP
Tuesday Postmaster Cannon and
Messrs. U. S. Harkins and R. O. Patter
soni left for Washinirton City. There
I seems to be some trouble in the camp.

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