VOL. 1. ASHEVILLE, X. C, Til I' USD AY, JANUARY 10, 1890. ; NO. 15. ',
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I IhIIiYkI TCf ! i 1 We.wuh'-weeklv information from etent 1 1 ; : J r ! L .''' I. - J
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Over the past eight yearsof our
successful business life in Ashe
ville has demonstrated x us the
'fact that our determination to
fell only pure goods, guarantee
ing weights and quality, and
asking a small profit on every
thing sold, commends itself to
the good sense of purchasers.
Second, That desirable cus
tomers cannot tie gained by the
oft-tried practice of some deal
ers in cutting prices on a few
leading articles; hoping; to make
it up on something else.;
That hard work and efose ap
plication to business is the price
That pur business for 1889
!5uows an increase over! the pre
vious year of 20 per cemt.., which
h very gratifying, and for
which we wish to thank our
many friends in Af.bevi.lle arid
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We itishweekly information
section of Western JSortli Carolina and
East Tennessee, of any or all manufactur
ing or mining enterprises established, or im
provements-to those existing, 'improvements
in agricultural, especially results of new ex
periments in agriculture in thisl section; of.
schools, chu relies. Alliance and other orders
or associations for the good and up-building
of the people. Se nd m s7iort, plain state
ments, as often may be. TJIE DEMO
CRAT desires io be the medium of an
nouncing to the vrorld the improvements in
the social and material development of this
section, i . M
Dr. P. C. Gaston and Clerk S. L. Rog
ers and bride, of Franklin, were in the
city Tuesday. ;
Miss Bertie Pattern of
on a visit to Mrs. Kl B.
Charlotte last week.
j Dr. E. M. Scruggs,
H. Thomas, of Jackson autd
Wells, of j Haywood,;
this -city, was
of Swain, Mr. J.
Dr. II. X.
were in the city
We are encouraged to enter up
on the year before us wiih re
newed energy and a determina
tion to give our customers the
benefit o:f our increased facili
ties for buying aiiid selling the
yery finest goods "to be had, at
Our stock is
over offered in this market and
embrace everything in the line
of Staple and F-ancy groceries,
Table Delicacies. Fruits, Grain.
Flour, etc- Respectfully,
Powell & Snider.
isusmess is lookias ut) - m our citv.
The people of Wesfceam Carolina are,
generally,; in a better ooaadition than I are
those of most section. i !
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; Uncle Pleas Israel old some good to
hacco Tuesday at lie Farmers' ware
house, for which he obtained ood prices.
Uncle Pleas deserve! to have only Ihe
good things of this life. j
Messrs.; Ray, of the Alliance ware
house, informs us that Tuesday's sales
at their warehouse were the heariest !
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the season, the entire sales Of the
averaging more than $20.00 per hun
Gov Fowle has ap pointed Mr. Jas. P.
Sawyer of this city a director of thej W.
ri. C. insane Asylum, to rill vacancy
caused by the death
per. No better
of Hon. J. C.
AVe are indebted to our countvman,
Dr. J. V. Yandiver, Weaverville, N. C,
eeds have won
for a catalogue of 'Garden
r. Y's se
Seeds for 1890.
the country, and we advise all to send to
him for a catalogue, i ...
Some very important real estate trans
fers, in and around Asheville, are more
than probable in the early future. -'Wes
tern Carolina is attracting the far-seeing
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capitalists of the country. The develop-
mentsln ihe next fixe years bid fair lo
far outstrip those of ihe past ten
! The stockholders of the National lank
of Asheville. nd The First National
Bank of Ashaville. heldaainual meetings
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at their yespective banks on Tuesday.
and elected directoi
subs'ecp-iently met and
officers.. Both 1 tanks
lent arid faithful man
: ! Theiwiuter in Asheville
perb -bright, gcniall
Willi enough frost to
irhtful effect, i 0
r visitors are
creasing daily now, aj:d all v"
are enjoying themselves.
sustains its reputation as the
mate on the continent, the vear roun
Ex-Postmaster Gordon of New Castle,
Pa., Talks About Asheville and
its Winter Population.
From the New Castle Pa., News, January 3.
The following interesting -.. letter was
received yesterday by a business man of
this city, from Ex-Postmaster Gordon,
who, with his family, is spending the
winter at Asheville. North Carolina:
; Asheville, N. C, Dec. 31st, 1889.
Some days before I left home you re
quested me o write you a line from this
point, which I promised you I would do.
I have been rather slow about writing,
but it is better late than never. We
reached this: place two weeks ago last
Saturday after spending a very pleasant
week in "Washington , 1). j C. The
week we were im Washington the weath
er was most delightful, which gave us a
fine ODDortunstv to see the sights. As to
Asheville it Is the county seat of Bun
combe county, and a beautiful little city
of about lft,900 inhabitants situated high
up in the peine covered mountains, at the
confluence of the Swannanoa and French
Broad riyteirsL' Previous to 1880,.' Ashe
ville wasia.spiall town of 2,500 people,
and known onl v als a summer resort, for
a few wealthy Southerners, many of
whom had built summer residence here.
Little attention was given to Asheville
throughout the North until Col. Frank
Coxe built Battery Park Hotel on a hill
300 feet high almost in the center of the
town- This7 hotel accommodates 400
people ; rates, $5 per day. Since then
Asheville has been a greater winter resort
for Northerners than it ever was a sum
mer :resort for the Southerners. Now the
advntage of the climate has become so
well known - that the town is crowded
with visitors the year round. Asheville is
nonj only a beautiful place but a live town.
Some very -wealthy men have turned
their attention to Asheville, and are buy
iug property here. Mr. George Vander
bilt, of New York city, has purchased
some o,000 acres within two miles of this
city, and is having it improved and laid
out preparatory tb building his tin resi-d-eUce.
They have sixteen churches here,
representing almost every denomination.
Business houses jail closed on Sunday
and the morals ; of j the place excellent.
They have good puplic schools, a large
female college and several private schools.
Asheville has four banks,, three large
hotels and any aniount of smaller ones.
Its', industries comprise an ice factory.
cigar factory, three planing mill-s, two
.shoe factories, a carriage factory, machine
shop and foundry a first-class flouring
mill, a furniture factory," a large -cotton
factory (which employs 300 hands three
larsre tobacco warehouses. It has a citv
water works and lis lighted by electric
lights, and has one of the most complete
systems of electric street railway to be
found anywhere. They have artificial gas
also. There are now four railroads run-
Mr. S. B. Boyd, prominent citizen of
KnoxviUe, died suddenly in that city on
Eleven pelople killed j and
wounded bv the storm at CI
Sunday night. i
Jack Kamev, an outlaw of Bcott
y, Va., was
tivej while resisting! arrest.
Hon; C. S
S. Senate b
killed last week
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Hrice was elected
succeed Hon. H. B.lPavne.
Very heaw floods prevailed
out large sections of Indiana last week,
to the V. .
f Ohio to
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erious damage to c
s lieen su-
air a most
io are here
Miss; Flora Whitlock, daughter of our
townsman Mr. A. M'hitlock, returned
home Tuesday from aj most pleasant visit
to relatives and friends in Richmond.
he was the recipient of marked atten-
tion from those who could, and do,! ap-
preciate charming planners
back by a host of friend
and : high
'. mill I'i t
C ans part
did stock a
tenais an.! Nvools of
specialty. l. 1)., K
Glove .Fitting .and
Ladies can find articles here
in any other establish
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A call solicited by
ention to the splen-
'th(l Child foil scraps,
chean. Iniants 10112:
Art emliroidery nia-
lment iri the city.
Big : jut!
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Goinn at (irei"
This sign is displayed in front of
I Wright s
Establishment. From the way fathers,
husbands, brothers and uncles are get
ting suited at this house it proves they
mean to clear out their entire stock of
Clothing in a very short while. They
intend to increase their line of all kinds
of Ladies' Goods, hence this .sacrifice on
Clothing. It will pay you to inspect
their stock at owoe.
nimx into the citv
The residences are the
finest I ever saw in a towii of this size.
000 to build a cou
las appropriated .$100
t house and postoflice
at this place, which will soon be built.
Two daily and several weekly papers are
published here. T
ville are beautiful
le drives arouud Ashe
and from the amount
of driving people do here, I suppose they
are appreciated. A good two-horse car
riaire with a driver in full livery can he
had .for 2.50 from 1 o'clock p. ni. to 8 p.
m. I- Boarding ranges in price from $20
per month and upwards. Good board
in a private family costs from $30' to $40
per month. Almost every other house is
a boarding house,
troubles its repu
As a resort for lung
ation is-well known,
and I think the' warm climate and pure
air must be very bienefical to anyone not
eniovinjr "rood health. The weather has
been delightful :evjer since I came here-
Cnristra.- ;3 in tne sliade, nut this is
unUsal here. I; am feeling some better
than when I left home.
I: will cio.se by making a suggestion
ou feel that your brain
estate in Xew Castjle, pack up your carpet
sack for Asheville, S. C. Remember me
to my friend Hiram. Tell him to keep
and that is when
is becoming ex.hjusted
work in 'bulling"' and
political matters ah
good shape fintil I
Your friend, :
" - AVm. Gordon.
w as prompt
Board of Health
One case of yellow fever
Fla., last week, The city
iy quarantined by the State
FOREST HILL PARK HOTEL,
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South 3fain street, Asheville, X. C.
For Summer and AVinter Tuests. Hot
and Cold Baths.
J. H. HARRINGTON, Prop'r
J. W. SCHARTLE,
42 North Main Street
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Congressman Ewart has introducedja
bill to exempt from,1 the operations of the
civil service! law the soldiers,! sailors and
marines of the late war.
The severe blizzard of Sunday ex
tended fromj the .akes to the gulf t The
thermometer dropped below the freezing
point in Louisiana and Texas.
Chicaffo, Detroit, Pittsburgh Cincin-
natJ, Kochester, (Xswego, I'tica, and
many other localities suffered jseriouslv
f rom the great storm Sundayrnight. I
Proposed Railroad Schemes.
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A meeting of gentlemen interested in
the proposed railroad
this city on Monday!
Carter, J, M. Gudger
schemes f met
and Ji Si Adams
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were requested to draw- up the! order of
election. Gentlemen -from Fair View,
A verys Creek, Leicester and some other
tOAvnships said with proper safeguards
their respective communities would sus-
tain the proposition.
quested, however, that a condition be S
incorporated in the order of election
which we fear will nol be egalj that is
if the amount voted to a certain railroad
shallnot.be used within
time in the construction of the
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that the amount so designated be applied
to the construction of! a tram-road, or
wrill not i
road, to run from Knoxville
through Jefferson,! Sevier
counties towards Bristol has
and ! Cocke
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The faculty of the Tennessde Medical
College, Knoxville, were arrested last
week for "body snatching." The corpse
of a young man, but recently buried,
was found in the dissecting room of the
In Pennsylvania j flowers are in blos
som, while the Delaware peach itrees are
in full bloom, ready to be killed by the
first breath of winter. Truly this is a
A Presbyterian church in Brooklyn
A as blown down Thtirsday night last,
and the Avails falling upon an adjoining
tenement house, crushed it,
eral and wounding ' several
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improving the county
their township or
lawyers hold that this
that moneys must be voted for a specific
single purpose, and cannot be diverted
to other purposes. The order should
also provide that the county shall have
the right to redeem o r! J retire any or all
of these, bonds after fiye years from date
of issue, and, in the face of the fact that
good municipal securities, North and
South, bearing only from two and a half
to four per cent interest sell readily. for
more than par, it. does; occur to us that
bonds regularly issued hy the county of
Buncomqe should not
than four per cent.
dred thousand dollarsj Uhe amount pro
posed to be issued, a four percent bond
would save to the countv eight thousand
dollars per : annum, Which the! county
may as well save. We suggest these
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two matters to the Countv authorities
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and the able lawyers! who are charged
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with preparing the order of election.
Ai very severe blizzard prevailed
throughout ; Kansas, Missouri land Ne
braska Sunday ; four feet of snow in
Omaha; severe wind and rain in Mem
phis; terrific and fatal cyclone visits St.
Louis and Kentucky.
The Northern Central grain elevator
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No. 3, Baltimore, A as consumed by lire'
Avitli 750,000 bushels corn, Sunday night-
The Britisli steamship Sacrpbascp, an-
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choired .near by, Avas also consumed
Loss seyeral hundred thousand dollar
covered, hy insurance.
Sccretary Proctor lias sent
riicatiori to Congress in reference to the
disposition of Geronimo's band. He
recommends the adoption of one of tvo
propositions. 1st, that lands be pur
chased in North Carolina and they be
located thereon, or 2nd, that they be lo
cated near Ft. Sill, Indian Territory, till
arrangements Avith the Cofiianche and
A pacha Indians in Indian Territory can
be made for the final location ! of the
band on ; the
reservation of those In-
In the Massachusetts supreme court
recenth., in the case of Asahel
A-ersus The Boston and Mainje Railroad,
in which : plaintiff obtained 'a verdict of
$6,000 in the superior court, the supreme
cnurt has sustained the exceptions o f
defendant, tjuimby Avas ruling on a
pass when th accident .occurred, and
one 01 tiie conditions 01 tne pass Avas
that.tjie nouter released Hie company
from liability in ase of accident. The
court says: '"We are of the opinion tkat
uity ! a free
bear more: interest
On the four hun-
Getting Ready, for Work.
Our countyman J. j 1. Gaston, Esq.
has just returned from 'a visit to Florida.
Mr. G. is associated with Mr.lEj G. Car-
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rier in thd owmership of that splendid
J. S. Grant, Ph. G.
(Of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.'
Apothecary, 2 South Main St.
Prescriptions filled at all hours, night
or dav. Goods delivered free of charge
to any part of the city.
The finest and most complete line of
colognes, toilet waters, extracts, face
powders and high grade soap at Grant's
Jf you want a first class hair brush for
a small amount of money Grant's drug
store is the place to get it.
v Black Mountain Iron and A .urn Mass
has no superior for the cure of dyspep
sia and indigestion. A truly wonderful
remedy for chronic diseases. . For sale
only at Grant s Pharmacy.
A irood snoulder brace is worth its
gold to any one inclined to
property just west of the French Broad
river and known
They OAvn a large
land, which is bein
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elegant resident properties,
and well-graded streets', parks etc
are Duuuing a nne,j i substantial, iron
bridge across the French Broad,) to con
nect this citv with their new town. This
good track ay ay .for
bridge will have a
venieJes. and a trackAvay lor ftn
railway to run lrom -i the cityito
mous White Sulphur
which latter is to be mtu li enlarged and
be round shouldered. The Knickerbocker
brace is the best in the Avorld. . Call at
Grant's Pharmacy and examine them.',
; BuckAvheat Blossom for the complex
ion, will remove tan and sunburn, pim
pies, red spots or blotches, and rnake
your face and hands as soft as a baby's.
Unlike most liquids it will positively
benefit the skin, and is guaranteed to cure
most skin blemishes. 1
Vava Tooth Wash. This is a superior
article for cleansing the teeth, strength-
ening the gums and imparting fragrance
to the breath.
A thoroughly reliable remedy for all
blood diseases is Buncombe Sarsaparilla.
Try- a bottle and you will take no other.
For sale ;.t ' ;
(iK ANT'S PHARMACY.
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sanitarium. ine roaavvav
l)iidge'to the, hotel ati
and Avlien completed,
the moct attractive dri
by spring,Avheii the qt
street and others, will
Mr. Carrier is still in
return soon to push
iiipk . as a
1 be well paved,
Will "afford one of
yes in tins Avliole
l'lie bridge! Will be Uomideted
e rapidlyj pushed.
Florida, (but Will
pany, regularly incorporated by the laws
of tlie State as the Wjest Asheville Im
provement Company,! havq decently
added several valuable tracts bf land to
their already splendicj domain, paying
cash therefor. In a short while Ave ex
pect to sec West Asheville one of the
most attractive and delightful places in
Western Carolina; Soi mote it be.
Go to Pelham's brar d new. drugstore.
No. 24 Patton avenue;,! : opposite Grand
Central Hotel, and selejct your Xmas and
holiday presents ironi;
ty to be seen, there,
lie endless Aane-
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The Time of Christ
WHO STRUCK BILLY PATTERSON?"
CltWKS A TIIIUSII,
No. 19 S. Main St.
Opposite Carmichael's Drug Store."
ones that lil it. and avc intend to
just as hard as Ave hit Billy.- While we do not
pretend to haA-e all the jroods in tho Avorld nor
do we pretend to sell them for less money
than they cost to make them, yet we do say
parties vho price our kxm1s .say they are
much cheaper than the same quality can be
bought elsewhere in the city. We keep no
where one accepts as a
it! . I
pass upon a Railroad traifti
agreement that he Avill assume all risk
of accident Avhich may happen to him,
no; rule of public policy requires us to
declare such contract invalid and with
out binding force." This is the first de
cision from the supreme court where a
railroad is not held responsible.
Italian ad Assricas Haroie, Granite. Etc.
Alliance Warehouse. Asheville, N. C.
A ll kinds of Monuments, Tombstorieg, Head-
s tones. Urns and Vases, Veneing and Cresting
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made to order in the latest designs.
Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
This, the niost expensive feature ever
paper, lias been
printed in a Knoxville!
secured exclusively pyj
i and will Jiegin
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and contintie elejvien SunIay
Wrenches or Coffee Pots in stock and avouM
advise you to buy them somewhere else, then
come to us for your prood Coffee, Dress Goods,
Ladies' Fine Shoes. Men's Boots and Suspen
ders, Hats and Shirts, Blankets and Sheeting,
Shoes and Glo-es, Overcoats and Balmoral
Skirts, Ladies' Shawls and Gents' Hose, Flan
nels and Ladies' Collars, Ribbons and Gents
Collars, Factory Cloth and Home-Made Shoes,
Trunks and Spool Cotton, Snuff, Salt and Su
gar, any and eA erj'thing. We Avill make the
price right and surprise you by letting you
knoAV how high you haA e been paying for
some goods. Displays are good but values are
far better, and Ave offer no baits, Ave buy for
cash, discount our bills and do not belieA'e the
man . liA'es Avho will give 3-ou more honest
goods for honest money than Ave will.
Asheville, X. C.
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j 11 n.ioiit
bf Avhich book
thor of !iv Gates Ajar;
over 100,000 copies were sold' and a
number of other successful novels. This
story will run in several of, the! metro
politan i Dailies, simultaneously Avith
The Journal. , 1
SKNI) 10 GKXTSI
and secure the Sunday Jouksal while
this powerful story is running. Address
! THE JOURNAL,'
1 . Knoxtille, Tenn.
North :: Carolina
Building and Loan Association.
W. W. ROLLINS, Ppksidext; F. N.
t-ATIRINGTOX, Skc'v and Tkkas.;
Pr'A. Cumminos, Att'y.
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J. II. STARNES, G. L. McDOXALD.
Make Loans on Country as well
as Town Property.
. A chance for all to get a Home.
R. R. HILL, Local Agent.
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