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Over the past eight years of our
successful business life in Ashe
ville has demonstrated to us the
fact that our determination to
sell 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 be 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 close ap
plication to business is the price
of success. ! I
That' our business for 1889
shows an increase over the pre
vious year of 20 per cent., which
is very gratifying, and for
which we wish to thank our
many friends in Asheville and
Western North Carolina.
We are encouraged to enter up
on the year before us with re
newed energy and a determina
tion ito erivd our customers the
benefit of, our increased facili
ties for buying and selling the
very finest goods to be had, at
small profits. I j .
is now the largest
in this market and
embraces everything in the line
of Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Table Delicacies,! Fruits, Grain,
Powell & Snider.
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Calls particular attentioa to the splen-
did stock of Ladies' and Children's wraps,
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Ladies'1 and Children's Underwear; real
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good and real cheap. Infants long
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Cloaks, and Caps. Art embroidery ma
terials and -yooIs of every description a
specialty. P. I)., R. "G. Thompson's
Ladies can find
and Warner's Corsets.
articles here not found
in any other establishment in the city.
A call solicited by i ,
LIPINSKY & ELLI&K.
Holden and Brookshire who escaped
from the Murphy jail have been recap
tured. J !
Gov. Fowle having declined
tere, John Wilson will be
Burnsville on Friday 7th inst.
The Democrat gives more
to industrial and material development
than any paper m the State
Our friend Mr. Jack Dillard is in the
city engaged in a very important referee
case, Mr. T. H. Cobb referee.
John Hawkins, colored, was brought
to the city Tuesday and lodged in jail,
charged wrlth rape upon the daughter of
Mr. Burain Jones, on Hominv: fhia
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We regret to learn of the serious
nees, at Spartanburg, of lour esteemed
friend, Rev. J. S. Burnett. Latest ad
vices were more favorable, but his friends
are still uneasy. j.
Ther6 are many more people in Ashe
ville now than ever before at this sea
son, and the number is being daily added
to. And all are more than pleased with
our city climate and accommodations.
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j Messrs. W. A. Blair and J. V. BrOwn
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& Son will open on February 15 at 30
Patton avenue a furniture and undertak
ing business. They will j be fully pre
pared t-6 meet every demand which Can
be made in their line. We bespeak for
this firm a full share of public patronage.
i Misses Battle, McBee, Rodman, Brown,
Rockafeller and Fincke, six "little girls"
riot yet I at school, held a fair at Battery
Park Saturday night, the artic
of their own bandit ork. They
$58.00, which goes to various
objects in the city. Heaven
little girls. i I
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The barn and stable of Mr. C A. Nich
ols, on Chestnut street caught fire Tues
day and was consumed. An effort was
made to use the fire alarm but it proved
a failure. At the time of
circuit had been been cut
the alarm the
work on the belfry,
right now, we hope.
We are glad to learn of the good luck
of two North Carolinians, Mr. P. B. Key,
of Statejsville, and Capt. Harry P. John
ston, ofiLincolnton. They are the own
ers of a tract of land of 2,460 acres in
Florid aj which is right in
the phosphate discoveries,
fact will have something of the, value of
a gold mine. Capt. Johnston is a broth
er in-law of Mr. T. H. Cobb, of this city.
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i Col. A. H. Baird, our-popular chief of
police, is being pushed by his friends in
the New York World's contest for the
most popular police officer; of the coun
try. The winner will get a $10,000 paid
up policy in the Equitable Life Insur
ance Co. Ballots must be (Clipped from
the New York World. The friends of
Col. Baird may! deposit ther ballots at
Jas. Carson's stationer' store or at Pow
ell & Sriider's.
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Homicide in Ashe County.
i Walter Woody, who was in; Wilkes
boro last week, reported a homicide j in
A shejcounty. One Noah Shepherd kill
ed Jim Baker on the 21st about! one half
a mile from Mac! Abser's store. We did
hot learn the cause of the difficulty, jj
i This same fellow Shepherd is the man
who so seriously stabbed Col.
son a year or so ago while he
ing a railroad speech. The; speech didn't
exactly ( suit Shepherd and he deliber
ately walked up to Col. Grayson, whack
ed him in the abdomen. After killing
Shepherd escaped! and has not
been caught that we have
heard at this
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This ia the 40th homicide which has
occurred in Ashe county since I the war
are reliably informed. And
to say, out of that almost incred-
jbly large number1 of homicides, there
has not 'been a single solitary execution
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The stock of the Raleigh Cotton fac
tory has been increased to $ 125,000. The
stock pf the Salisbury cotton, mills nas
been in1 creased by $50,000. Two Char
lotte capitalists have purchased a cotton
factory War Augusta, Ga. It 4 reported
that a hew cotton mill is to be estab
lished at Greensboro by Northern capi
talists. This town is also to have; a
flouring; mill and extensive brick works.
t is also said that the Iron and Steel Co.
will build a road to their limestone fields
at Germantown. I
In the case of Fore for killing Luns
ord, the trial of which resulted in a ver
dict of !guilty at the last term of the
criminal court, a new trial being granted
by the! judge upon the claim of de
fendants counsel that new testimony
Was discovered, the defendant submitted
to the charge of manslaughter and was
sentenced to 15 yeara inthepenitentiary-
f ; Proper Gallantry.
Concerning the trial and acquittal of
Mrs. Morris, charged with the murder of
her husband, the Statesville Landmark
has this to say: j j
"The verdict rendered was the one
expected, owing to the weakness of the
State's testimon-, but it is nevertheless
said that the overwhelming public senti
ment at Reidsville is that the widow is
guilty. She may be but the Landmark
has all the while been on her side; it
couldn't help it; it's just built that way,
and it rejoices at her acquital. Mr. Mor
ris' sudden and mysterious death is
greatly to be deplored for he is said to
have been a good man and a useful: citi
zen, But this talk about hanging young
and pretty girls won't do." ;
There have been
ances as this in the
several such utter-
State press, and a
young lawyer of Charlotte upon seeing
the photograph of the accused, declared
himself willing to do anything in his
power for her upon
We venture to think
this is carrying
gallantry a little bit
too far. As Ions as
physical beauty in woman is associated
with gentleness and purity the service of
man should be absolute j to death, but
when it is contaminated by vice and
crime admiration becomes gross arid de
grading, j We do not judge Mrs. Morris,
but merely answer a question which we
hear with surprise from one of usually
such unerring taste and ) judgement as
the editor of the Landmark. 5
We would respectfully commend those
holding such views j of I gallantry to a
study of the life of that splendid type of
the English gentleman, Henry Esmond,
his unfortunate passion fpr the brilliant
Beatrix and its instantaneous subsidence
when she was contaminated by the flat
teries of a Prince.
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From the Raleiffh News-Observer we
clip the following list of young licen
tiates to the law. The three young1 men
from Buncombe are all well and favor
ably known :
" The Supreme Court yesterday grant
ed license to the follpwing named young
gentlemen to practice law in this State :
Hayne Davis, Iredel
county; John Bus-
hood Leigh, Tyrrell
county, John Fen-
low Mclver, Moore county ; Hanson
Finla Murphy, Pender .county ; Albert
ry Buist ! Stevens,
Hyde; county; Hen-
Buncombe count v ;
Benjamin Franklin Tyson, Pitt county ;
Eugene Withers, Danville, Ya.; The
ophilus Henry Woodley, Washington
county ; Julius Clark Fletcher, Watauga
countv ; Frank Dobbin Hackett and
John Esply Watts, Iredell connty ; Al
len Bradley Brown, New Hanover coun
ty ; William Jesse Fitzgerald and James
Darius Carrier, Bunpombe county ; Au
gustus Seymour Harighton, Craven coun
ty ; Edward Lewellvn Travis, Halifax
county ; James Thomas, Craven county ;
Abner Nash, Robeson county ; Edward
Augustus Johnson, Wake county ; Rufu
Tarpley j Pickens, j Davidson
Three applicants failed to pass
The Cigarette Trust. !
The Cigarette Trust Company have
offered the Bonsackl Cigarette Machine
Company $2,000,000 tor their entire plant
To obtain ownership of all the machinery
used in cigarette majking j will give the
Trust absolute coutrpl of that branch of
business, and therefore, to a great extent,
of their market for!
h some intelligent
we were pleased to
In consultation wi
planters and buyers
learn that no serious
to result to the planters.
tors in cuttors claim jthey will be able to
hold their own, and Can and will force
the trust to pay fair prices for their
stock. It may resuljt favorably to the
planters after all, we shall see. The
Democrat has not much faith in trust,
A Big- Fire.
Last Saturday afternoon . about 4
o'clock there was a big seed fire just in
front of W- E. Pelham's drug store, at
24 Pateon avenue, j According 'to Dr.
Pelham's regular custom he burned all
of the old garden and flower seeds left
on hand from the previous year. He
burned no less than 1921 papers of seed.
Dr. Pelham sells the! celebrated David
Landreth & Sons seeds and can guaran
tee to his customers Ifreshj reliable seed.
The Messrs. D. Landreth & Son's in
struct all dealers selling their seed to
burn all seed not sold at the end of the
season, and they will! replace with fresh
seed, as many as are turned; every paper
of their seed has date 1890 printed on
paper, uuy lanaretn s seea ana you
will be sure of a goodf crop
On Sunday, February 2, 1890 at the
residence of W. S. Bean, Esq., on Cherry
street, in this city by- A.jT. Summey,
Esq., Mr. R. T. Morria and Miss D. AX
Rollins, all of this county
The Blair bill will
be discussed in the
Senate this week.
Mr. N. C, Barnett,
Secretary of State
of Georgia, died On
year. : !
Monday, in his 90th
A woman threw her babe out of the
window of a far on tbp
and Rome road Sunday.
Boston had; a terrible fire on Monday,
in which ten: persons were burned j to
death, several others
President Harrison has finallr recog
nized the New Brazilian Republic by
accepting the credentials of the new
A resolution has peen adopted by the
Virginia legislature Asking Congress to
authorize the Treasurer to loan funds to
farmers at 2 per cent, interest. !
jMis. Coppinger, daughter of Secretary
of State Blaine, diedj in Washington on
Sunday!. This is the fourth death jin
Mr. Blaine's i familv in the Dast few
Kilrain and a Frenchman named Vac-
quelin, fought a prize fight at New Or
leans on Sunday. Kilrain won easily
Neither party badly
; Southern republicans openly express
fear at the effect of Speaker Reed's rev
olutionary methods, and say that it will
result in the defeat next fall of every re
publican member in the South. This is
certainly the size of it.
IThree banks were
closed up in New
York city last week by a government
examiner, for irregularities on the part
of the president and bther officers. Some
are in iail, others are not. ! The loss jto
depositors is said to be heavy.
1 he republicans secured a quorum I in
the House Monday, and by a strict party
vote, unseated Jackspn, demoerat from
West Virginia, and seated Smith, repub
lican. These revolutions are simply
lengthening the rope with which they
will hang themselves. , , I
A minister of the igospel 'in Topeka,
Kansas, donned a laborer's suit and ap
plied tor work baturday, nig object be
irig to see for himself if an ' able bodied
man. willine to work, could eret it. He
got one hour's ' work shoveling coal,
after frequent applications. He con
cluded it was a hard world at best
The President nominated a man of
such bad character for postmaster of
Bristol, Tenn.- that the republican sena
tors had to ask the
name. He certainly
withdrawal of his
must have been bad
But has not President Harrison shown
wonderful discrimination in many
been convicts'and a
ought to be.
A number have
Very large number
Ndw Enterprise at Durham.
The Durham Medicated Cisrarette
Company has completed its organization
and is now ready for business. The
work of manufacturing these cigarettes
will begin at once. Testerday afternoon
the Board of Directors held a meeting
and elected the folying officers: Presi
dent, R. R. Bridgers, Vice President, P
W. Vaughan, j Secretary, Treasurer and
Business Manager, R. F. Whitehurst
Thus a new enterprise is launched ont
iri Durham, arjd let us hope that it is but
the beginning of a ong line of them
which will increase the demand for labor,
give employment to large numbers j of
those needing work and draw capital; to
our town. Durham Sun.
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Glen Rock Hotel.
new hotel, within
one hundred feet of the passenger depot,
will be open ! for guests next Monday
It is just built, e
throughout, and will
first-Class stvle. ! It
be kept in strictly
s one of the best
equipped hotels in the South, and will
receive, as it will merit, full patronage
The furniture was made expressly for
this hotel by the Asheville Furniture
Company, and is excellent. We con
gratulate Mr. Halybuton upon the com
pletion of his house and its most favor
The Youthful Criminal.
Alfred McElrath,, the negro lad aged
12 years, who stabbed Charles Rickets
another negro lad in
grounds a few ; days
the Battery Park
since, causing the
latter's death, was arj-aigned before the
criminal court, submitted to the charge
of manslaughter and was sentenced I to
two year iri the penitentiary. ;
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Charlotte Capital in Sparta, Ga.
C. E. Gresham and P. E. Linnell of
Charlotte, have very likely closed a con
tract for the purchase; of the Sparta cot
tori mills near 'Augusta, Ga, Messrs.
Greshaniand Linnell tve gone to Spar
ta it is understood, to close the trade,
the purchase being virtually made before
A Treat in Store, j
The Schubert Quartette, of .Chicago,
will appear at Oprea Hous this city, on
Tuesday eveningrllth inst;, and at ; Bat
tery Park Hotel Wednesday! j evening.
12th inst., both concerts to' be given un
der the auspices of the Youn'sr Mens
Christian Association of this -city.
The record of this organization has
been . brilliant,, artistic and! (popular.
Over five hundred concerts have been
given in ihe United States and Canada
Avith such marked success as to elicit the
most hearty and unqualified praise from
both press andjpublic. Words are need
less here to describe the wonderful har
mony, rich melody and artistic interpre
tation, which are acknowledged attri
butes of the Schubert Quartette. The
company has been fortunate iri securing
the assistance of Miss Inez Mecusker, of
Buffalo, as Soprano. Miss Mecusker
possesses a charmsng stage presence and
a highly cultivated voice of wide range
and of great flexibility, purity and brilli
ancy. No higher praise coul be accorded
Miss Georgiella . Lay, the" accomplished
pianist, than to announce her re-engage
ment with the Schuberts for the fourth
season. Miss Lay's work is always ar
tistic and interesting, and marked by the
same care and finish which has placed
the entire company in the evniable posi
tion it occupies. ! .; I. ..' . '
The programmes selected are very fine
and assure pur people splendid enter
tainment. As these coricerts are for the
benefit of our Association we hope our
people will respond ' largely,! by their
presence, on both occasions, j!
Admission at Opera Hall, 50 cents ;
reserved seats, $1. Tickets on sale at
Sawyer's. Tickets for Battery Park
concert on sale at office of Hotel.
A Condemned Murderer Escapes.
Grebinsboro, N. C. January! 31. -Lige
Moore, the condemned negro, who was
to have been hanged here next Friday,
for the murder of Laura Hiatt, made his
escape from jail this afternoon about 3
o'clock. V ' '"' ! 1
By some means he had procured an
iron bar, with which he Svreriched off
the fastening ..of his , cell door. The
jailer who was engaged at work on the
third floor, on the gallows upon which
Moore was to be hanged, j hadj left' the
iron door leading to the ground floor
open. Moore passing through this, fas
tened the jailer in, and going": into the
guard room; took three loaded pistols,
jumped over the jail enclosure i and was
gone. I ' '
The jailer discovered that Moore was
out of his cell and that he, the jailer, was
fastened in; and running to the window
in the deserted cell, raised the alarm,
just as the negro ran out into the jail
yard; but Moore was over the! wall and
gone before the cries uttered, attracted
attention. j . ' -
An hour afterward a possee 'started in
pursuit, but up to this . writing, Moore
h5 not been captured. Charlotte Chron
icle. ; : - ! " ' S !i .
Two Interesting Marriages. 7
From the Raleigh News-Observer, we
clip the following concerning the mar
riage of two young couples who are well
known throughout the State: . -'
" The approaching marriage of Miss
Gertrude Winder and Mr. William R.
Tucker, both' of Raleigh, has been an
nounced to take place on the evening of
February 12th, in Christ Church. Miss
Winder is a daughter ofMaj. Jno. C.
Winder, General Manasrer of the Sea
board Air Line, land ..Mr. Tucker is a son
of Maj. R. S. Tucker."
Mr. ! Johrl C. Winder, JrL a
ago was married to a sister of Mr. Wm.
R. Tucker. j
" Cards are out for the .marriage of
Miss Mamie DeRosset, of Wilmington,
and Walter Lawrence Holt, of Burling
ton. The ceremony will take! place on
the evening of the 12th of February, in
St. James Church, Wilmington." M
! Will Pave a Mile. !
At a special meeting of the city alder
men Tuesday evening it was resolved to
advertise for bids for putting down one
quarter mile each way from; the square
of the Holwood brick pavement, i This
is the right move, and if the pavement
comes up to ; expectation!! our f central
streets will be ! creditable to (bur city.
The mayor with alderman tPulliam and
Fitzpatrick were appointed to superin
tend the matter.
Makes Friends, of AIL ! !
The Boston Home Journal says : " The
Battery Park Hotel, Asheville, N. C, is
doing ; the best business ever done by
that hotel. Last week they had twice as
many people there as they had -at the
same time last year. Its fine location,
its delightful scenery, and its, good man
agement, make friends of all who visit
there, while those friends spread delight
ful reports of this place wherever they
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(Of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacj-.)H
Apothecary, 24 South Main Sk
Carefully Filled at All Hours.
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By trading! with Bostic Bros. &
Wright. For this week you will find
them making a special drive in
Ladies Dress ; Goods and Trimmings,
All grades. Having an unusually
pretty stock of dry goods, cordially in
vite the ladies to call and look at our
goods, feeling sure we can suit your
tastes Xactly. Henriettas in all colors;
Flannels and Serges in solid colors and
stripes. i '
Bostic Bros. Wright s
11 NORTH COURT SQUARE.
LEADING DRY GOODS AND SHOE
HOUSE IN ASHEVILLE.
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