ASHEVILLE, X. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY
Overj 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 tb
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. j
That 1 bur ,. business for 1889
shows an increase over the pre
vious year of 20 per cent; , which
very gratiiymg, ana tor
whioh wp wish to thank mir
many friends in Asheville and
Western North Carolina.
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We are encouraged to enter up
on the year before us with re
newed energy and a determina
tion' to give our customers the
benefit of our increased f acili
ties foi buying and selling the
very finest goods to be had, at
small profits. - 1
Our stock is now the largest
ever offered in this market and
embraces! everything in the line
of Staple; and Fancy Groceries,
Table Delicacies, Fruits, Grain,
Flour, etc. Respectfully,
Powell & Snider.
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Calls particular attention to the splen
did stock oi Ladies' and Children's wraps
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Ladies' and C7iildren's Underwear; rea
good and real cheap. Infants long
Cloaks and Caps. Art embroidery ma
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terials and wools of every description a
specialty. P. D., R. & G. Thompson's
Glove Fitting and Warner's Corsets
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Ladies can find articles here not found
in any other establishment in the city
A call solicited by i
LIPINSKY & ELLICK
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j Good Prices for Tobacco
The following are a few of the sales of
oqacco made at the Alliance warehouse
the past few days. These prices still
sustain The Democrat in its claim that
Asheville cannot be excelled as a tobacco
market: E. D. Weaver $4 to $50, W. H.
Hunter & Co., $8 to $44; J. B. Morgan,
.50 to $41; G. Robinson. $13.50 to'$68;
B, Garrison, $4.90 to $45; Barrett &
Woodson, $12 to $46; A. H. Martin, $9
o $70; James Payne, $6.75, $52, $63
jj. M. Crisp, from Graham, a new to
bacco countv. sold a lot ransine from
$5.50 to $35.00.
This county of Graham is yet going
to astonish the people. I One of the lar
gest in territory in the State, it has the
smallest population, or had until recent
ly,1 with the smallest area of cultivated
land. Its timbers are as fine and varied
including: all the fine! and hard woods
as can be found on the globe, and are
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rabidly attracting the attention of capi
talists. There are already a large num
ber of saw j mills in the county, and
many thousands of feet daily are being
taken out. After the timber is taken off,
the soil is rich, from valley to mountain
tops, and immensely productive.! The
grains, grasses, vegetables, fruits, tobac
co, grow toj perfection.. It will yet be
the home of many thousands of happy,
contented, prosperous people.
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Acquittal of Mr. A. E. Posey.
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The Democrat sincerely congratu
lates the above gentleman and his friends
upon the result of the trial , in Hender-
sonville last week. Judge! Brown pre-
sicied, and fully sustained the expecta
tions of his friends for ability, impar
tiality and dignity. The State was rep
resented in this case by Solicitor Bower,
CqI. V. S. Lusk, of Asheville and Mr. T.
J. RickmanJ of HendersonvilleJ The
defense by Messrs. W. A. Smith of
Hendersonville. G. S. Ferguson, of
Wiaynesville, M. H. Justice,
Gudger ford, Jones and Shuford, J
and H. A. Gndger, of Asheville.; The
jury was of good, reliable citizens, above
th 2 average! in intelligence. There wTas
no element of murder; in the case, and
the testimony showed conclusively that
Mr. Posey acted in self defense.; The
mfcn slain, Mr. Furman Forrest, was
shown to have been a man of violent and
deperate, even dangerous character, very
much superior in physical strength to
Mr. Posey, and assaulted him violently
with a pair of brass knucks, keeping in
reserve a feritish bulldog pistol. It is
over with now, after a fair, vigorous and
impartial trial, and, we congratulate Mr.
riends and family upon the
Finding it Kicn.
The Salisbury Herald gives the
lowing items of importance:;
Boston parties have completed arrange
mJmts and obtained option on a corun
dum property in Jackson county. They
will now put miners to work developing
The samples sent us are blue and light
A rich discovery nas been maae in
Haywood county of a gold and copper
mine or we should say prospect hole
The ore is very high grade in au. ! The
owners are pfiering to deed one half the
property if parties will jut a drift in the
mountain to cross-cut vein 300 feet below
Qur progressive and enterprising
townsman, ex-nerm u. u. suttie, pur
chased four months ago for $7,900 j sixty
acres of land in the suburbs of Asheville
and made a small payment on the pur
chase. He j sold a small portion two
months ago at a profit, and last week he
sold the remainder for $15,000 to a
Northern party. He made a net profit
on his purchase of $7,650. Shelby Au
rora, i '
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Young is in the city
kfter his pavement contract.
Judge Shuford left a few days asro for
4ew Orleans, to take in the Mardi Gras.
Mr. J. H. Woodcock, of Asheville, was
registered at the Palace Hotel, Knox-
yille, a few
days ago. Were
Yesterday being Ash Wednesday, the
next forty days will be observed by .bur
vttiuony anu episcopal citizens as tne
Alt. A. J. CooDer. of Fair View Town
ship, tells us wheat looks elegantly, and
he peaches and apples of his section
have not suffered at all. Glad to hear it.
Our country friends are requested to
call in and see us, in The Democrat
building, 10 North Court Square. Our
door and subscription books are always
open. . I .
Col. Frank Coxe, Mrs. Coxe, Miss
jtfaud and Tench Coxe, of Philadelphia,
bassed through Charlotte Saturday eVen
ing, en route to Philadelphia, from Ruth
A number of visitors, while 'enjoying
rides around and (through the city, 'are
jmaking j earnest enquiries concerning
properties, etc. They can scarcely make
la miss now. I
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Mr. Nettles, living near Best, tells us
he has a large quantity of fine spring
icabbage; which will soon be ready for
market.! Mr. N. and- his little; boys! are
j Mrs. j E. M. Edwards '' died at j her
boarding house in this city I Saturday
after a five days illness with theGrippe."
jHer remains were taken to her former
home, Cincinnati, for interment. !
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The j peach crop is the only thing we
ihear of that has been injured this winter.
The warm weather swelled the buds so
that the frosts have nipped them badly.
Apples seem to be all right now.
Rev.j R. G. Pearson who has been Con
ducting a sucessful revival in Baltimore,
has been forced to discontinue his meet-
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ngs oh account of his healthl He says
that oyer work is the cause of his illness.
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Mr. Vanderbilt is having some splen
did wdrk done on the farm at the mouth
of the: Swannanoa recently purchased
from Mrs. Lusk. It will soon be one of
the handsomest farms in the South. I
Thejnew iron bridge across the Frbnch
Broad to connect Asheville with West
Ashev'lle and the Asheville Sulphur
Springs, is rapidly approaching comple
It will be a handsome and
Edison, the wizard of Menlo Park, is
in Charlotte, where he will spend a week
looking into the applicability of his new
electrical process for
phuretj ores of that locality
in Asheville in a few days.
He will be
A prominent farmer said the other
aay mat ne oeiievea mere j was more
money! among the farmers of Buncombe
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now than ever before in any one season.
They are in better condition,! in all re
spects than ever before- j
The if estive hoe and r4ke are making
themselves familiar with the
mother earth in these parts.
a generous old lady she is. If her sons
will do about at all, she always responds
most grateiuiiy and liberally
Our own people wrould be surprised,
upon going around the cityj
the improvements going on.
In al few
weeks, if the weather
nice, matters will hum as never before in
this city, and we might truthfully
The j articles which have recently, ap
peared; in the editorial department of the
Asheville Baptist, on capital punishment
and the race problem, have been unus
ually able and forceful. We heartily
endorse every word the able ! editor has
said oh these matters.
The Sunday-school Superintendents of
Knoxville could not proceed with busi-
We are glad
for Want of a
to see there is
one body in the United States having
I decency enough not to follow Speaker
Reed by declaring a quorum prejsent
I whether they are there or notj
From all parts of our section we get
good reports from our farmers. The
mild winter and excellent weather j has
enabled more good work to be done than
lis usual up to this time, and the oppor
tunity jhas been embraced. If nothing
untoward occurs hereafter crops will be
excellent in this section this yar.
Tobacco Seeds, j
We call the attention of our farmer
friends to the fact that Dr. C. Smith
druggist, has just received a supply of
Rayland's best tobacco seeds, and they
c&n get a Buppijr ui iuc ucst.
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I The Paving- Business.
From a report in The Citizen of yes
terday of an interview with Gen. Young
relative to the paving of our streets'it
seems the work as agreed upon b y the
authorities cannot be done this vear. as
the Holwood brick cannot be mide in.
time for work according to the contract.
Gen. Y. insists the Hale brick dan be
made near Asheville, whereas there :is
no clay suitable for the Holwood brick
known to exist this side of Ohio. j
A committee appointed by the author
ities visited several places.and after inves
tigating different kinds of pavement, in
cluding the Hale brick pavement, decided
unanimously in favor of the Hale foun-
and the Holwood brick.
cision was sustained by the dity author
ities. If this system is the best, and we
take it to be on the report of the
mittee we think this decision should be
adhered to. While
home supplies where
they are equal to
that which can be had elsewhere; but if
better material can be had elsewhere it
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is economy to get it In view of the
statement of Gen. Young we think the
execution of the I contract should be
postponed and arrangements made for
the Holwood brick at the earliest possi
ble time, j So far as brick which mav be
left over from this contract is concerned,
if the pavement proves j as good as ex
pected there will be use for more iof
them than the present contract caljs for.
We recognize the necessity of permanent
and cleanly pavement in the centre jof
the city; but we do not believe our city
will suffer very greatly if it should not
be done this year, specially in viewJof
the fact that a large sum of money has
just been expended on I Patton ayenue,
making it good enough for a year or so.
Though the present contract may be ad
hered to it may be altered so as to Ex
tend the time until the proper and! m0re
satisfactory brick, according to the re
port of the committee, lean be obtained!
Fine Beef audi Mutton.
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It always gives The Democrat real
pleasure to note the successful results of
farming or stock raising in this section.
A few J.fys ago we saw at MrJ A.j R ;
Cooley's South Main street meat piarket
some superb beef and inutton, as; fine as
we nave j ever seen
Graves Osborne,. Clyde
ty, raised the beef, and Mr. Charlie Os
borne, of Transylvania! the mutton. The
latter averaged over i03 pounds each,
and there were one dozen, of the South
down variety. Mr. Cooley says he keeps
his beef and mutton hung in his; ref rig
erator several days before delivering to
Our countryman J. F. Wells, Esq.! 0f
Sandy Mush, delivered on Saturday
splendid 3-year-old beeves to Mif. Page,
market on South Main street, each of
which weighed over 1,000 pounds They
were certainly very fine and fatl Our
country will come outjyet, and rival -the
world in excellent productions, and The
Democrat is anxious to contribute to
this good result. !
Kindly Words for
For The Democrat. j
Weaverville, Feb. 16, '90
Messrs, Editors : X send you I an
tract from a letter recently
from Major Baker P.jLee, of Virginia,
an eminent lawyer and a distinguished
journalist, who speaks in the following
complimentary terms bf the old! Ndrth
State : f "
"I have for some time been observing
with interest and admiration the extra
ordinary resources, enterprise and; broad
minded appreciation 6f her own capa
bilities, of North Carolina. She is very
soon to be the leading btate of the boutn.
I made the acquaintance of a Raleigh
gentleman at Buffalo Springs last Sum
mer, who occasionally sends me papers
showing the rapidlv developing pros
neritv and power of! North Carolina
and, as I have said, I am greatly sur
prised with the robust manhood of her
people as well as with the wonderiu
physical advantages of her territory."
W. W. Wixd.
This writer has the pleasure of an jac
quaintanceiwith Mr. Lee, and, in pub
lishing the extract so kindly sent by Dr,
Wing, we must thank Major Lee for his
kindly opinions of our State and people
How we wish we could go to the Nw
berne Fish, Game and Industrial Fair on
the 24-28th. We would enjoy meeting
many old and esteemed friends in tha
section ; besides the exhibits of oysters
fish, game of all kinds, agricultural pro
ducts, manufactures, etc., etc., will wel
repay any one for the visit. A large
number of distinguished citizens from
other States and our own will be present,
but above all, the good people jof the
surrounding section, from the Virginia
to the South Carolina line, will be there
We will ask our friends of the Journal
to think of us in our enforced
and know that our hearts
wishes are! with them. The fare for
round trip from Atheville is only $10.50
The Largest Mileage in the j United
States Will it Establish Head
quarters in Asheville P J
Speaking of the absorption of the
Queen and Crescent System by the West
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Point Termina of which latter system
our Western North Caroliaa Road is the
most valuable! section, he Cincinnati
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nquirer of Saturday saysj: j !. j
"This will te a systetn with more
miles of road than any oth er ihthe Uni
ted States. The next largest svstem
would be the Santa Fe, now the ! largest.
with 7,706 miles. The other large sys-
ems follow in the order named: Union
acific, 6,288 miles; Southern: j Pacific,
5,831 miles; Chicago, Milwaukee and. St.
Paul, 5,698 miles; Missour Pacific,; 4,994
miles; Chicago Burlington; and! Quniney
1917 miles; and Chicago and Northwest
ern; 4,210 miles." '; ' ' '
"It is safe to say that. Qincinnati is to
be the northwestern terminus of the lar-
gest system of railroads in the United
States by the time the flowers tlopm in
the spring." j ; !
A.sheville occupies a 1 very .central
position on this grand southern i system.
Would it not be wise for the iTefminal
to make this the general headquarters of
the comnanv ?
Every facility-is here af-
oraea ior sucn omces, anu
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crat suDmiis jine maueri
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A Complete Change.
Those of our readers who were;famil-
iar with the old College boarding-house
would not recognize the buildinnowi
so complete is the change !mad6 recently.
Some time ; since the property was pur
chased by Dr. jT. J. Hargan and Prof. H.
J. Greenwelli Dr. Hargan has been
practicing in Asheville for several years
and has established, a high reputation
here in his specialty, if rof. G. came to
the city last year,, mostly for his health,
and becaine so pleased with our city and
its health-giving climate J that he determ
ined to locate, permanently, and j united
with Dr. H.. purchased the bid boarding
house, and, under the xcellent
vision of Mr. O. D. Revels, one
vouner but Drogressive contractors, these
gentlemen proceeded to jchange, enlarge
beautifv and improve generally the
building for hotel purposes. It is now
called The Oaks Hotel J Its location,
corner I of Woodfin and! Oak streets, ad
joining the j beautiful jcampus ; of the
Asheville Female College, quite near the
center of the city; gives it all the con
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venience that could be desired ; Ibesides
the street railroad passels the place, giv
ing its guests easy access to the princi
pal sections of the city. J
There are in all aboijit one hundred
rooms in the jHotel, eiglky-five of which
are chambers 'for guests, Hvell lighted and
ventilated, well heated, handsomely and
comfortably sfurnished.j Hot) and cold
baths, closets, etc., on eyery floor. The
building is lighted by gs made f on the
ment the building, the
lain one reach-
ing the height of 140 fee
In this is the
elevator, going from th
to the roof: I and also in this, 100 feet
from the ground, is ad outlook, cpm-
manding the magnificent view of this
magnificent valley. Every appointment
atut the Hotel is complete, and jit must
prove one of the most pppular additions
to our growing city. Messrs. Hargan
and Greenwell deserve! congratulation
upon their excellent j-ork, ; and. The
Democrat sincerely wishes theirsuccess
mav be fullveQuaf to4helr merits! There
are a number of guests
and applications for ni
being made now.
For IThe Democrat.
Tribute of Respect;
A; M f
I Cektke Lodge,
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No. 398, A 4 F. and
February 8, 1890
Whereas, God, in his
mhmte j mercy,
brother J. . D.
has called from us our
Roberts, and j ;'
Whereas, believing our loss is his eter
nal gain, we bow . with
sion to the divine will of
Father, knowing that
things well. Be it
Resolved, That we
will cherish the
memory of our deceased
tending to hi4 bereaved
brother by ex
amily oiir deep
est sympathy Jin this houjr of sore trial.
Resolved. 1 hat m tne death oi our
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brother we have lost a faithful and wor
thy brother, his wife and family a kind
husband and an affectionate father, his
neighbors a friend who in time of need
proved himself worthy of the high es
teem in which they regarded himl
; Resolved, That a copy of these' resolu
tions be sent to the family, also to the
Asheville Democrat, Kith the request
that the Asheville Methodist copy the
same. 'j . j j :,
W. Cl Gabbison,
- J. M.jPlCKBJJS,
J. S. Grant, PL a.
(Of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
Apotheeary, 24 South Main St.
Bill Nye, who Juu hud La Grippe, sends
the folloicing to Grant's Pharmacy:
"Little grains, of quinine,
'Little drink of rye,
Make LaGrippe tluiVs got yau
Drop its hold and fly.
This may quickly help you,
If you'll only try;
But don't forget the quinine
When you take the rye.''
Remember the moral contained in Vie, last
two lines that is don't forget to get the qui
nine, and get it at Grant's PMrrnaey.
If your prescriptions are prepared' at
Grant's Pharmacy you can positively de
pend upon tfiese facts: First, that only the
purest and best drugs and chemicals will be
used; second, they will be compounded care
fully and accurately by an experienced Pre-
scriptionist, and third, y&u will not be
char Bed an exhorbitant price. You will re
ceive the best goods at a very reasonable profit.
Don't forget the place Grant's Pharmacyr
24 South Main street.
Prescriptions fMed at all hours, night or
day, and delivered free of charge to any part
of the city. The night bell will be answered
Promptly. Grant's Pharmacy, 24 South
At Grant's Pharmacy you can buy any
Patent Medicine at tlie lowest price, quoted
by any otJier drug house in Vie city. We
are deterrnened to sell as low as the lowest-
We will sell all Patent Medicines at first
cost, and below that if necessary, to meet the
price of any competitor.
We have the largest assortment of CJuimois
Skins in Asheville. Over 200 skins, all
sizes, at the lowest prices. ' -"
- We are ogents for Humphrey's Homao
patlietie Medicines. A full supply of his
goods alwags on hand.
Use Buncombe Liver Pills, Vie best in the
world for liver complaint, indigestion, etc.
A thoroughly reliable remedy for all
blood diseases is Buncombe Sarsaparilla.
Try a bottle and you will take no otJier.
J. S. GRANT, Ph. G., Pharmacist,
24 S. Mam St. Asheville, N. G.
K. K. 1.
Keep a Hear Kooscicncft
By trading with Bostic Bros. &
Wright. For this week vou 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 m all colors;
Flannels and Serges in solid colors and
BostiG Bros. Wriijlit's
11 NORTH COURT SQUARE.
LEADING dry goods and shoe
HOUSE IN ASHEVILiIiE .
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