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THURSDAY, FEHRUART 13, 1890.
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 Aveights 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 pn 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
viouslyear 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 th'e year before us with re
newed energy and a determina
tion to give our customers the
benefit of our increased facili
ties fpr buying and selling the
very finest goods to be had, at
Our! stock is now the largest
ever offered in this market and
embraces everything in the line
of Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Delicacies, Fruits, Grain,
Powell & Snider.
Calls particular attention to the splen-
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did stoqk of Ladies' and Children's wraps.
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Ladies' land Children's Underwear; real
good and real cheap. I Infants long
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Cloaks and Caps. Art embroidery ma
terials and wools of every description
specialty. P. D., R. & G. Thompson's
Glove Fitting and Warner's Corsets
Ladies Can find articles here ' not found
in any Other establishment in the city
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Sheriff Reynolds left Tuesday Sot Ral
eigh,! taking with him six prisoners.
If you want to reach the best class of
city ind farmer readers, adyertise in the
Asheville Democrat. i
Farmers and j housewives praise The
Democrat. Every issue contains mat
ter of use and interest to them.
The premium sale of leaf tobacco takes
place at the Alliance warehouse to-day.
There will be some fine tobacco on the
floor Six premiums are to I be awarded.
regret to learn of the death of Col.
Julian Allen, which occurred at his
home in Statesville on Saturday: Col.
A. was a Pole, an educated gentleman
and useful citizen. i
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Our tobacco market keeps up better
than ever before at this season. Prices
range well, and supplies are well kept
up. pur farmersj generally are in better
condition than they have been for years.
Mrs. W. S. Van Zandt and Miss Ella
Higgins, of Flemington, N. J., arrived in
Asheyille on Tuesday and expect; to
spend several months here.; They are
stopping at Mr. Rector's, 155 K. Main st.
Maj. H. G. Lee of the banking firm of
H. G.jLee & Co.,of Shelby died last
Sunday morning in Knoxville where he
had large property interests, j His death
wras tjie result of blood poisoning f rbm
an old wound in the leg received during
the war, I !
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Our old friend Warren G. Elliott Esq.,
for some years a prominent merchant of
Norfolk, but a native of North Carolina,
has been made President of the Wilming
ton and Weldon railroad. The Demo
crat congratulates the road as well as
Mr. Elliott. , ; P
Th6 concerts on Tuesday and Wed
nesday nights of the Schubert Quartette
of Chicago have excited the enthusiasm
of all our musical peopled The two
audiences at the Opera Hall and the Bat
tery Park were all delighted. They ap
peared under the auspices of the Y. M
Mayor Blanton has appointed Messrs.
T. D. Johnston, II. A. Gudgef and G. S.
Powell a committee to examine into and
advise! upon the establishment of a park
for the city. This is one of the best and
most important m6ves yet taken. The
Murdock property, if it can be had at a
reasonable price, could be made one of
the handsomest parks this section or any
other could afiord
j A Dangerous Medicine.
In these days of f La Grippe" the fol
lowing caution from the Charlotte News
jncerning a medicine which is much
prescribed for the epidemic is timerly.
The medicine referred to is ! autinvrin
and the ISews says: ' I
The! doctors tell us that people should
be very carefnl in using this dangerous
drug, j One physician says: 'The medi
cal profession are not yet themselves
acquainted with this powerful drug.
One thing we do know : it is as great! a
heaat depressant as any drug we have.
And we also know that many cases of
sudden heart failure and death have been
and are due to its unguarded use. I have
been almost staggered at the doses peo
ple take, and it does seem a shame that
it can; be bought in the open market
without presciption. j j . .
It is: a poison, and is not intended for
promiscusous use any more than arsenic
To Country Merchants.
The; Democrat invites your attention
to the immense and well selected stocks
of goods now in jsheville, embracing
everything wanted in this country. Our
merchants are prepared to fill orders on
as goocl terms as any other city can of
fer. Our manufacturers and merchants
are determined to leave no excuse for
merchants in Western Carolina or East
Tennessee to go elsewhere to buy stocks.
The wholesale trade of Asheville is rap
idly increasing, but there is large room
for further increase. It will be made to
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the interest of merchants to trade in
Asheville. Let all try it. -
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Another Family Grocery
Messrs. T. B. Hamilton & Co. have
opened at No. 22 (jBig 22") Patton ave
nue a full line of fine family groceries.
Mr. Hamilton recently came to Asheville
from Bryan, Texa$, and was so much
pleased with Asheville, its attractions
and prospects, "that he determined to
"pitch! his tentV right here, f Mr. W. V.
Tenhet, a " Buncombe boy," is with this
pleased to see his
The University off ers a three months
course ; especially tO) make teachers, free
of tuition beginning February 24. No
examinations are required for entrance.
The program is very attractive. All
teachers desirous of improvement should
write to President Battle for a circular.
The Contract Signed for j one Mile
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The final consideration of the proposal
to pave one mile of streets, ! one-fourth
each j way from public square, was
reached Tuesday nigjht at a special
meeting of the Board of Aldermen by
the approval of a con
Young, of Memphis for
ract jwith Gen.
using the Hale
foundation and Holwood brick. The
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contract requires the wc-rk to be begun
not later than 1st Junej next, and to be
completed not later than 1st! November
next. Upon completion of the contract,
one-sixth of the cost of the whole to be
paid in cash, the remainder in five equal
annual installments. The cost per square
yard is 1.85, and 5 dents per square
yard additional for keeping it in perfect
repair for fifteen years.
The i total cost
is estimated to be abott $30,000. The
contractor! is allowed !to use a certain
proportion of macadam now in the
streets, the remainder tol
be loaded at his
which the city
expense, on city carts,!
will use m macadamizing other streets
now sadly in need of improvement.
Much opposition was,
and is, manifest-
ed to this contract by
first, some contending
have no right to contract a debt without
the authority of the citiziens obtained by
a popular vote; second, that the proposi
have been submitted to bid
ders by proper and f ullj advertisement
third, that the city had jtist spent agrea ;
deal of money for macadamizing, spe
cially on Patton avenue, which woulc
now be lost, and the city was not now
prepared to assume this obligation.
In answer to this it was ! said, first
that the taxes now levied for street pur
poses only were to be used for this pur
pose, or a certain proportion of them,
which would secure thi work withouf
any additional cost to thje taxpayer, and
the City Attorney sustained the legality
of the use of funds already provided fof
for this purpose. Second, that Gen!
Young, owning and controlling the ex4
elusive right to use the Hale foundation
for Asheville, and having offered its use
at a lower cost than other cities had se
cured it for there could J be no good ac
complished In advertising for bidders.
Third, that it being evident a better
system of pavement was absolutely rej
quired for bur principal streets than the,
present, and being offered the work at
the lowrest obtainable price, it is better
to have at least the amount! proposed
done now than defer it, jespecialiy as nq
additional taxes would be required to
meet the outlay ; and the; macadam now
on the streets to be paved could and
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would be used, at comparatively light
expense, in improving several important
After full argument
Alderman ! Puli
liam offered a resolution
contract made by the committee with
Gen. Young, which was adopted, Messrsj
Pulliani, Fitzpatrick, Wolfe and Leonard
voting for, and Messrs. Miller and Mc-i
The Street Railway (lo. are required
to nave between the tracks iri a similar,
manner, so ithat passage
over the track
can be easily and safeiy
knadej which is
not now, nor can be, the case with the!:
Whether there will be any steps taken!
to test the legality of thus pledging thej
credit of tie city for fie years, we arej
not advised.! We have doubted the legal
right of the authorities !to pledge reve
nues beyond . the levy annually made,
without consent first obtained from the
voters, as no levy can
longer period than one
able City Counsel, after
be made ior a
vear : but the
erationj decides otherwise. Uur pain
streets certainly require to be paved in a
better and more permanent manner than
the present system affords, and we com
mend the desire of the authorities to
adopt some more perfect jslan. j The sys
tern agreed upon we believe to be the
best in use, and, according to prices: paid
for it elsewhere, is offered at as low a
figure, we dare say, as it can be done for
We regret that a test could not be made
of j a smaller amount, hot involving so
much cost, so that the public seeing what
it is and how it works, could either ex
tend it as they would do if satisfactory
or, II- not satisiaciorv, aaopt somei
other method, even at 4 little greater
Gen. Young says he wi
bor and home material to
1 use home la-1
the very extent
of his ability. This is light
crat believes and insist$ that ; home la
bor, in all respects, be giyen preference
in all improvements, private as well as
public. Those who sharejthe burdens cf
the city are entitled to all the benefits
possible of city expenditures.
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There were three hangings in the State
on Friday last. They were Lige Moore,
colored, at Greensboro, Manley Panckey,
for murder, in Montgomery j Co., j and
John Wilson j for murder j in Yancey Co.
The Glen Bock Hotel.
The Glen Rock Hotel was I christened
on Monday (with a banquet at which
were present Mayor Blanton and several
of the city aldermen, a number of lead
ing business men, representatives j of the
press and others. The . Glen Rock is a
large three story frame j building in
Queen Anne style. It is elegantly fin
ished inj North Carolina hard wood,
which ws all prepared right here in
Asheville; by the Asheville! Furniture
Company. The four score ' of rooms
are also richly furnished with furniture
by the same company. The! complete
plumbing throughout the house was
done by Messrs. Ballard, Rich & Boyce,
of Asheville. The house is lighted by
gas made on the premises.! The en
tire finish and: equipment of the house is
first class in every particular.! It is im
mediately near the railroad depot but it
is by no means merely !a ; wayside inn,
but one which invites guests to perma
nent comfort and luxuryl E. W. Burk
holder was the architect! The Glen
Rock is a splendid advertisement for the
activity of Asheville and; adds largely to
her capacity for the yearly increasing
visitors. Mr. A. G. Hallyburton received
the sincere congratulations; of his guests
as after the dinner and inspection of the
hotel they dispersed in the best of
spirits. ;. ; - H; -
arrivals; at the glen rock.
Below : are the arrivals of the! Glen
Rock for i February 10 and llth: J. H.
McDowell, A. M. Butt, J. E. Heffelpin
ger, W. Edmuston, Springfield, O.; W.
N. Young, Kenton, Va.; M. B. Wilker
son, Michi; H. M. Brickford, Boston, W.
W. Berry, T. S. McBee, city, Frank
Ford, Luther! Stanley, Mich., W. O.
Knight, Richmond, W. Nj Round, Chi
cago; W. R. Crawford, W. A. Moweryf
Salisbury; A. L. Dumee, Atlanta;! L P.
Owens, Louisville, Ky.; J. F. Light, N.
C. Light j Dyersburgh, Tenri.; I. Walker,
Granger co.; W. O. Knight, Richmond,
Va.; II. C. Trot, W. A. James, W. N. C.
R. R.; Judge Brown, N. C; B. G. Gaden,
John Morphew,! Marion; M. L. Alshut,
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w, i. irenniman, j. u. Cameron, vv . a.
Gwyn, Thos. W. Branch, W. W. West,
D. M. Vance, D. W. Furman, A. H.
Baird,R. L. Fitzpatrick, T. C. Smith, F.
M. Miller, McD Carson, B. Jones, Ed
R. Overman, Geo. S. Powell, S. E. Cun
ningham, C. D. Blanton, II. C. Fagg, T.
F. Haughton, J. H. Carter, W. V. Low,
A. K. McCown, R. F. Camp, J. R. Mock,
J. A. Davenport, R. P. Foster, T. C.
W. C. Francis,!
Pinnerder,1 I. S. Baker,
D. L. Reynolds, W. T.
Reynolds, F. P. Mimnaugh, II. E. Ful
enwider, R. G. Trezevant, Asheville,
H. W. Shaw, New York ; ! J. N.
Richmond, Vai; J. S. Cralley, Bay
Mich.; C. S. Mason, Toledo, Ohio ; W
R. Woodward, W. N. C. R. R.; G. A.
Haylets, Media, Pa.; C. A. I
Knoxville Tenn.; J. M. Kerns, N. C;
Mrs. W. Morgan and Son, Pacolet, S. C;
J. Wi Rumple,; B. F. Lindsay, Salisbury,
N. C; J. F. Blair, City; Jl M. Morgan,
Salisbury ;; Ed Evans, A. M. Fryj Bry
son City; Frank Werlder, N. C; C. H
Brackens, j Springfield, Mass.; J. D. El
liot, Hickory, NL C; R. Wriswell, Phila
delphia, Pa.; yal. Dysert, P. P. C. Co.;
I. R, Nicholson, W. A. West, W. N. C.
R. R.; I. F. Haughton, Will Mowery,
Salisbury ; j I. P. Owens, Louisville, Ky.;
Miss Annie Cain, Durham ; Miss Kate
Carson, Statesville ; Mary
ganton, NJ C.
On the jllth, our young friend Robt
V. Miller, son of Alderman Miller, was
happily married to Miss Delia Young,
daughter of Col. W. R. Young, at the
residence of Col; Y., on Charlotte street ;
Rev. W. S. P. Bryan officiating. Mr. and
Mrs. Miller took the 1 p. m. train east to
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visit friends. The best wishes of The
Democrat go; out to the young couple
Miss Amoret Cameron, of Wilmington,
who has a wide circle of friends in this
city, was married on Wednesday night
last, in St. John's Episcopal Church, at
Wilmington, to Mr. Herbert Price, of
Mr. D. C.
Among the attendants were
Waddell. Jr.. and Mr. Tom
McBee, of Asheville.
Would Never Get Over It. ;
In its report of court preceedings last
week the Statesrille Landmark says : A
witness was asked Tuesday if he had not
hppn charsred with sellina: his vote. 1 He
denied it, but said he had voted the Dem
ocratic ticket j all his life until the last
election when he had voted Republican,
and he did not believe he would ever get
over that last vote. !
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Some of the t'good old ways" still pre
vail in Statesville. The Landmark says
Monday of court the crowd in town was
as large as it r usually is "Tuesday of
court," Tuesday it was larger than! was
ever seen here before on a similar occas
ion. The jockey lots were crowded and
business was brisk. The stock had been
helped np early in the day; and by 10
o clock business was lively and so con
tinued all day and into the night.
JOHN WlLSON HANGED !
A Description of the Tragedy as
i Portrayed by an Eye Witness.
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Burxsville, N. C, FebJ7. At one
o'clock to-day John Wilson was brought
rom the County Jail by Sheriff Woody
and Deputy Sheriff Proffitt, who escorted
him to the wagon which was;to take him
to the place of execution. The scaffold
being reached Wilson was led by Sheriff
Woody upon the gallows, arid after the
death warrant was read Rev. W. A.
Robinson ascended the scaffold and read
a chapter from the Bible which Wilson
had carried out I with him. ! Then the
prisoner knelt and , prayed fervently for
himself, his enemies, his family, and the
widow and children of the man he had
murdered. : ' ! . - '.''!' 1 H
The sheriff then, assisted 1 by .deputy
Proffitt, bound his hands and legs, ad
justed the rope and black cap, and pre
cisely at 1.30 the drop fell. Hundreds
turned their backs upon - the! awful
scene while thousands gazed j intently at
the victim suspended motionless at the
rope's end. His pulse was" still beating
at 2.10 but life was extinct at 2.15. !
It has been more than two 'decades
since a like occurrence was witnessed in
old Yancey, this being the second ion the
ist of hangings in her history. i
On the War Path!
Pur townsman Col. 11. U. Hunt is
thus referred to in the Washington City
Post! of the 3d: "Mr. H. C, Hunt, of
Asheville, one of the leading (citizens of
North Carolina, and who was the first
delegate from that State to support Har
risori for the presidential nomination at
the; Chicago convention! in 18S8, has
changed his views recently and is now
one of the conspicuous anti-adniinistra-tion
Republicans-irom the South. Mr.
Hunt was originally a candidate I for
Commissioner of Railways, arid later for
the position of special agent pf the In
terior Department.! He claims tt have
been treated with a great lack j of consid
eration. When asked for a schedule of
his grievances he replied : 'I .may have
something to say publicly in a few; days,
but nothing just at present.) My opin
ions regarding the" President and Sec
retary Noble, however, are not very flat
tering,'" ' I rr
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An Old Landmark Gone.: ;
We chronicle with sincere j regret' the
death of our old friend Wm. R. Murray,
which occurred last Saturday! at I his
horrid near Busbee this county. it Mr; Mur
ray had reached the ripe old age of 86. He
was always regarded as one of the best
men of the county,' one whose; judgment
was sought on all questions of local
public affairs. He was one of! the ! board
of county commissioners who, when the
county was thought tQ be poor and una"
ble to enter upon public I improvements
of a j permanent character, had j nerve
enough to vote a tax of $35,000 to build
our! present court house. For jj many
years and until very recently! he was a
maa-istrate. He leaves a wife arid sev
eral children, among whom is pur towns
man 'J. L. Murrv, Esq., the. Efficient su
perintendent of the city
Peace to his ashes !
j H. W. Fitch & Col
The Democrat has already mentioned
the! purpose of this firm of master me-
chanics and workmen to establish a new
woodworking factory in Asheville ; and
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now we are glad to announce j that their
new factory building on Southside ave
nue, ion the street railway, is rapidly
nearing completion, and not J later than
the first of March, if bad weather does
not interfere, will be in full operation.
They! are now receiving and putting in
place! a full line of the very! best, ma
chinery for the manufacture of mantels,
interior finish, stair and veranda work,
mouldings, frames, and general fine and
plain j wood-work j jobbing. They i are
first class, graduated mechiinics, and
their Work will equal in design, finish,
and! prices any that can be done: any
where. They will employ from 15 to 20
skilled workmen. The Democrat wishes
them abundant success.
j j l The Democrat.
We must express our gratification at
the ; kindly expressions of the people,
fanners and business men, toward Thb
Democrat, and the work it is doing for
the I material interests of our section.
We strive to make it useful to the people
of ! the entire section, and we hope pur
friends will aid in enlarging its circula
tion. We will give the money's worth
to every subscriber. Send in names with
j Transylvania Beef
On Tuesday Messrs. J. E. Reed & Co?
exhibited in their meat mark'et, Demo
crat j building, as fine beef as ever was
produced anywhere, large, fat and ten
der. lit was raised in Transylvania, and
sustained what The, Democrat claims,
that onr farmers can produce as fine, fat
beef as any in the world.
J. S. Grant, Ph. a.
(Of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.)
Apothecary, 24 South Main St.
Carefully Tilled at All Hours.
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Keep a Klear Konscicnce
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
Bostic Bros, i frit's
11 NORTH COURT SQUARE.
LEADING DRY GOODS AND SHOE
HOUSE IN ASHEVILLE.
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