ASHEVILLE, K. C.,
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1890.
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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
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. ;
That our business i for 1889
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shows an increase over the pre
vious year of 20 per cent., which
is very gratifying,
which we wish to t
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many friends in Asheville and
Western North Carolina.
We are encouraged j 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 facili
ties for buying and selling the
very finest goods to be had, at
small profits. ; j
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.
Has bought out
STOVE AND CROCKERY STO
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Formerly owned by J. R. Hill, and
selling the goods at
To change the stock into Hardware.
not forget the store,
no. 12 patton Avenue.
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Second door from Powell & Snider's.
T. I. VanGILDER, Manager.
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Calls particular attention to the splen
did tock of Ladie and Children's wraps
Ladies' -and Children's Underwear; rea
good and real cheap.
Cloaks and Caps.
Art embroidery ma
terials and wools o
specialty. P. D.,
every description a
R. & Q Thompson's
i 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
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-alter Political Truth Should
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Supt. and Mrs. McBee have
New Orleans to enioy
Mardi Gras this
The . Graham . Shoe Company has be
come the Asheville Shoe Company ; the
capital is increased to $50,000 and the
capacity to 300 pairs of shoes a day.
Miss Rosa! Baker formerly of Natchez,
Miss., late of Asheville, died at the resi
dence, on Grove St., of her mother, on
Tuesday morning, j She had a wide circle
of friends in Asheville. ;
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Plant good seed and get the best by
buying Landreth's garden and field seed.
Landreth is the only man who burns all
old seed. Sold by W. E. Pelham, 24
Patton ave,, opposite Grand Central
Hotel. .1 !
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Rev. J. F. Austin, editor of The Ashe
ville Methodist, has been conducting a
very interesting revival meeting in Mur
phy, much to the pleasure of the good
people of that community. He gives a
pleasant account of his visit in the last
Methodist 'j 1 r - " '
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The capital of the Graham Cotton
Manufacturing Company will be in
creased from $150,000 to $175,000, and
looms and spindles increased in propor
tion. H. M. Cone is President, J. E
Dickerson Vice-President, and C. E. Gra
ham Treasurer. :
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We were pleased to have a call from
out old friend Dr. Washburn, of Chero-
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kee. Dr. W. and family have been
spending several years at St. Joseph,
Mo., but still claims North Carolina as
his home. He was enroute to Cherokee,
looking after his estates in that county.
Mr. D. A. Putnam has established him-
self at J. II. Woody's, on Willow street,
with a complete - outfit of new wood
working machinery, for the manufacture
of fine wood work, etc., and asks a share
of natronasre. Mr. Putnam is a master
mechanic, and will do excellent work,
promptly, and at reasonable prices.
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Spring is getting in its work right on
the Blue Ridge. A friend, whose letter
we'oublish elsewhere from Bat Cave,
Henderson county, just below the beau
tiful Hickory Nut Gap, sends us youm
oak sprouts two feet long and a wild
vine over three feet long. This growth
is certainly two to three month ahead of
time. We hope "Rim" will write again
and often. 1
Capt. Cocke returned from Spartan
burg last week. He says that his French
Broad Valley Road Company are hasten
ing matters! all they can, and will be
"throwing dirt" literally, I "very soon.
MrL "Ramseur, chief engineer informs us
that a mortsrasre covering the line has
been registered in Buncombe, Henderson
and Transylvania, and will be ready for
nrtivR work before verv loner. So I mote
it be. r : t ! ;
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Some of the finest timber lands in the
world are in Yancey, Madison, Transyl
vania, Haywood, Macon, Swain and Gra
ham nmin tie's which can now be bought
at reasonable prices. The timbers, con
sisting of the hard and fine woods of all
kind are riot only abundant, but after
taken off the lands are equal to any for
vegetables, grains, grasses, fruits, to
bacco, etc. (What a superb country this
Western North Carolina is, to be sure.
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French Broad Valley Road.
The French Broad Valley liailroact
has given a mortgage deed to the Central
Trust Company, of New York, to secure
the loan of one million, five hundred
thousand dollars ($1,500,000), to be used
in I the construction and equipment of
iJ vonrh Broad Vallev Railroad. The
deed is recorded in the counties of Bun
combe. Henderson and Transylvania
Arrangements have also been made to
open an office in Hendersonville, and to
put the entire line under construction.
The Park Question.
A progressive- citizen of one of our
suburban ! towns heartily endorses the
proposition of The Democret that the
city authorities purchase now a site for
a city park, and also endorses the splen
did Murdock property as a most suitable
place, j If a good park site could be pur
chased: in Northeast Asheville, accessi
ble to toe extension of the street car line,
and another in Northwest Asheville,
over-looking the river and also accessi
ble to the ! extension of the street car
line, it would prove a great advantage
and attraction to our city. Another in
South Asheville should also be selected.
Some years ago the writer of this urged
he city to buy suitable property for
park purposes when it could have been
bought for from ten to twenty percent
what suitable property can now be
bought! for. Our advice was not taken,
greatly to the loss of the city. The time
rapidly coming when our city must
have parks of easy access to our citizens
and visitors, and to wait until then to
buy the property simply means paying
out a great deal more for it. Now is the
time to strike.
The A., A. j and B. Road.
Capt. Natt. Atkinson has received
news irom Atlanta of the successful
consolidation of the Pittsburg and Vir
ginia Railroad, underj the Presidency of
Gov. Fitzhugh Lee ; the Bedford and
James River Road,' under the Presidencv
of Hon. W. W. Berry; the Atlanta,
Asheville ; and Baltimore Road across
North Carolina, under the Presidency of
Capt. Atkinson. The Georgia Division
is under the Presidency of a prominent
attorney of Atlanta, with whom Capt. J.
M. Brosins, the inventor, is largely in
terested. Capt. Brosins and Col. Berry
visited; Asheville some time ago and had
a conference with Capt. Atkinson, with
the result as above stated. It is thought
that Gen. Fitzhugh Lee will be made
President of the entire line. Capt. At
kinson has already put a Surveyor to
work on the line through this country.
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j Iron Ores.
Teere are gentlemen from various sec
tions of the North now in the South
representing many millions of dollars,
seeking good iron deposits, i Southeast
Virginia, East Tennessee and Alabama
seem to be attracting the attention of
these gentlemen more than any other
sections. In the immediate vicinity of
Asheville, and in Leicester, French
Broad and Lower Hominy townships,
and in Madison, not far from the rail
road, are immense deposits of j iron pro
nouncea by experts to be as nne as can
be found in the South; much of the same
character as the j celebrated Cranberry
ores. The Democrat invites the atten
tion of capitalists to these ores. There
is everything here to make furnaces
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profitable; Let our I people, however,
take steps to show what they have
Dr. Eugene I Grissom.
We Copy and endorse the following in
reference I to the j above distinguished
gentleman from the Raleigh Christian
Advocate : !
"We are glad to see.from our city daily
papers .that Dr. Eugene Grissom is get
ting quite a good "consultation prac
tice. f Physicians, There ana tnere over
the State, recognizing his eminent abili-
tief are calling him in consultation, espe
cially in mental and nervous disorders
We trust ths tthis demand for his skill in
North Carol ina is so great that even the
temDtine: offer he has i in St. Louis will
not over-balance it: and take him from
We would like to keep a man of
ability in our own
Dr. Wardlaw Pelham.
Mr. ;Sain . Pelham
who is with his
brother, Dr. Pelham, at Blockley Hospi
tal, Philadelphia, writes that while Dr
P. showed signs of relapse the early part
of last week, on the 20th he had rallied
and was better. Dr. P. has been suffer
inn- from blood poisoning contracted
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while performing a surgical operation
and has been seriously ill for quite four
months. Mr. Sam j Pelham has been with
him during his illness. It is stncerely
wished by the many friends of both gen-
tlfimen that Dr. P. may soon recover
He has been at death's door se vera
times, but close ana j constant nuismg
have saved him so far. We trust both
may soon be in Asheville.
j Gold in Concord.
The dispovery of rich gold mines has
become epidemic in j
Concord comes to
front with some
rich discoveries within the corporation
limits of the tovrii. A very rich vein
has been found on the premises of Judge
Mnntiromerv. The ore is said to be
worth $30 a ton. j
Hair Brashes, i
Pelham, the Patton avenue druggist,
has just received the largest tod best
stock of hair, tooth, coat and flesh
brushes ever seen in Asheville.
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Jiacon, Ua., has subscribed 30,000 to
the Davis Land Fund. 1 1
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Revenue officer Kirkpatrick was shot
near Hillsboro while raiding a distillery.
A distillery near Salisbury was blown
up a few days ago causing the death of
our persons. - I j " !
The Mardi Gras at New Orleans last
week was one of the most brilliant: which
has ever occurred.
J. J. Corbett, of San Francisco, de-
eated Jake Kilrain at New Orleans in a
six round contest for scientific points.
John Jacob I Astor, grandson of the
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the family's fortune, died in New! York
on Feb. 22d. I !'
The Egypt coal mine is being -vyorked
at the rate of 40 tons per day. Its" own
ers say it is not for sale as their property
is considered very valuable.
Winston is to have the the electric
railway. , Four miles are to be built
soon. A new &50.000 court house lis also
to be built and it is said the town
deavoring to build a great hotel
i for a
summer and winter resort.
Most horrible accounts of the!
ment of political prisoners in Siberia,
come by way of Paris and London. So
brutal was the treatment of some female
prisoners tnat j tnev determined to com
mit suicide by abstaining from! food.
They did so for fourteen days and then
were forced to eat " by violence and li
centious outrage, une ot tnem . was
flogged to death and three of her com
panions poisoned themselves in despair.
From the Murphy Advance we learn:
The present terminus of the W. N. C.
road is near Valleytown, 18 miles from
Murphhy. By spring the entire distance
to Murphy will be ready for the iron.
A party from Atlanta has been I inves
tigating valuable mineral lands, with
which Cherokee abounds.
We learn that Watson property, near
Culberson was sold last week to a com
pany for a good round figure. There is
a large bed of marble on this property
and it will ' no doubt be opened at an
early day. !; '
Tne site for the new town of Andrews,
16 miles from Murphy, has been located,
and the road bed has been graded! for a
station and switch here. 1 1
This would be a most available point
for the manufacture of brick. The clay
near by is well suited for this purpose,
and it has a good sprinkling of mangan
ese in it, that when being burned I in the
kiln, will melt and run through the
brick thereby aeding much to their val
ve. Then wood and water is convenient
Which is quite an: item in brick making.
j Chicago Wins.
The long agitated subject of the loca
tion of the Wdrld's Fair of 1802 com
memorating the 4th I centennial of the
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discovery of America by Columbus has
been at length' settled and to the surprise
and dismay of the great metropolis of the
country, New York, it has been secured
by the enterprising giant of the ' West
Chicago. The result of the first ballot
was Chicago 115, New York 72, St. Louis
61, Washington 56, Cumberland Gap 1.
Both New York and Chicago gained
considerably on the following ballots.
The total vote of the sixth ballot was
Chicago 149, New York 116, Stl Louis
28 and Washington 19. On the
and last ballot Chicago got 157, New
York 107, St. Louis 25 j and Washington
18, giving the first named a majority j of
the whole vote. I j
To Our Readers.
Our people in "Western Carolina and
East Tennessee who want goods of any
kind should come to Asheville and buy.
Our merchants have the finest stocks
they ever carried, and desire to dispose
of them before ordering tneir i spring
stocks. Bargains can i be had now for
cash. Now is the time to buy before the
stocks are picked over.;
How Asheville Grows.
Some four years ago a piece of proper
ty in this citv consisting of quite 100
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acres was offered for $100 but could find
no taker. Now; the owners refuse to
t Vp an offer of 75.000 for about 80
acres of the same tract. This
real estate is ad
how rapidly Asheville ;
The Greensboro Patriot
Has been revived ' by Messrs.
and Scales, and we welcome our old
friend again. Its new managers show
admirable adaptability for this work, and
are making a verv excellent and useful
paper. We heartily wish it success.
Fine Tobacco Seed.
If you want a good crop of bright leaf
tobacco go to Pelham's, 24 Patton ave.
opposite Grand Central, and buy Lan- j
dreth's fresh tobacco seeds.
To Enable the Townships of Guilford
County to Adopt the Mecklenburg
The General Assembly of North
lina do enact : j 1 I
Section I, That chapter one hundred
and thirty-fouit of the laws of one ithous
ana eigm nunarea ana eignt-nye
an act entitled "an act relating to
and highways," together
with; i all acts
amendatory thereof , shall apply to each
and any of the townships of Guilford
county as soon as the said road law shall
titled and adopted b a majority, of
lucjusuces uipauuui aiiyoi am town
ships: Provided however; that, nothing
contained in the above kamed chapter
shall compel any person in the county of
Guilford between the ages of eighteen
and forty-five years to work over two
days in any one year
That the justices of
said townships shall, upon
application of ten tax-payers of their
township, meet and: determine whether
they shall adopt said . road law for their
individual township or townships; and
shall immediately notify the board of
county commissioners ofj said county of
the fact of such application and their ac
tion thereon. I I 1 - 1 ' V
Sec. 3. That the justices of i each or
any of said tojwnships shall, upon the
adoption by them of j said road law, rec
ommend to . the board of county commis
sioners of said county a rate of taxation
necessary, in their opinion, to carry said
road law into; practical joperation, and
thereupon the board of county ; commis
sioners and iustices of the peace of said
county of Guilford shall, annually, at
their June session, levy upon the taxable
property of such township, within the
limits prescribed in said act acts; amen
datory thereof, annual taxes at the rate
recommended Iby the trustees of said
township, and cause the same tcbe col
lected as in said act provided. All taxes
heretofore collected by the commission
ers for the benefit of said public; roads
shall be used and employed for said roads
under the provisions of and in :accor
dance with this act. '
Sec. 4. That all taxes levied and col-
lected in each townshsp shall be expend
ed exclusively in said township
the direction of the trustees thereof.
Sec. 5. That all laws and parts
laws in conflict with this act are hereby
Sec. 5. That this act shall be iri
from and after its ratification
' Ratified the 11th. day qf March,
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Valuable Mine Sold.
It is stated, on what appears to be
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authority, that Capt H. F." McCarty has
effected the sale of the Eureka mine near
Thomasville, and they say that the cap
tain made thirty thousand dollars on the
trade. The mining interests of this sec
tion are not monopolizing- the attention
of investors however, for it is reported
that several moneyed men are talking
business about building k railroad from
Thomasville through the heart jof the
mining region. Other reports current
ore to the effect that the Silver iValley
mine will resume operations on a large
scale and that other mines in the immedi
ate vicinity of the Valley will be started
nn. Thft fact the Baltimore Gold and
Silver Mining and Smelting Company
will have a stockholders meeting at
something else m the way oi mining op;
erations. Of course, there wouldn t be
so much talking about raining matters
unless there were some solid basis for it.
It is safe therefore to assume that the
outlook is more favorable than pt has
been in years' Lexingto:i Dispatch.
A Dead Soldier's Sister Wanted.
Archie Brinkley was a! soldier in the
North Carolina State troops, in the late
war. He died recently in California,
leaving a small estate. Brinkley has a
sister living somewhere fin North Car
olina, but unless she cans be found, his
estate will escheat to the! State of Cali
fornia. The News can give this, sister
information which will enable hei to get
her brother's property, aiid we hppe the
State papers will help us to find her.
Charlotte News. (The leister has been
found at Magnolia, N. CI) 1 ;
i We learn that the Carolina Manufactu
ring Co. has been reorganized and will
resume the preparation' of kaoli n for
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market at their factory at Dillsboro at
once. We are glad this is so. It is an
other important step forward in the de-
veloDment of our country's resources.
Some fine specimens of gold were tak
en from the Hearne andj Hathcock mine
last week. One of the handstoia;us tna
the mine was getting just I rich enougrj.
A force of 28 hands are now at work a
J. S. Grant, Ph. a.
(Of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.)
Apothecary, 24 South Main St.
Bill Nyey who has Md LtiGrippe, sends
the following to Grant's Pharmacy:
" Little grains of quinine,
Little drinks of rye,
Make La Grippe tJtafs got you
Drop its hold and fly.
This may quickly help y wt,
Lf you'll only try;
But don't forget the quinine '
When you take tlie rye.,J
Remember the moraVcontained in the Vxst
two lines that is don't forget to get the qui
nine, and get it at Grant's Pharmacy.
If your prescriptions are prepared at
Grant's Pluirmacy you can positively de
pend upon tliese 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 e'xperiene Pre-
scriptionist, and third, you will not be
char Bed an exlwrbitant price. You will re
ceive the best goods a t a very reasonable profit.
Don t forget the place Grant's Pliarmacy,
24. South Main street. '
Prescriptions filled at all Jiours, 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 the lowest price quoted
by any other drug house in the city. We
are determened 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 Chamois
Skins in Asheville. Over 200 skins, all
sizes, at the lowest prices.
We are ogents for Humphrey's Honmo
pathetic Medicines. A full supply of his
good alieagn on hand.
Use Buncombe Liver Pills, the best in tits
world for liver complaint, indigestion, etc.
A thoroughly reliable remedy for all
blood diseases is Buncombe Sarsaparilla.
Try a bottle and yon wiU lake no other.
J. S. GRANT - Ph. G., Pharmacist,
' 24 S. Main St. AsUcille, JS C.
K. K. K.
Keep a Klear Konscicnce
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 in .all colors;
Flannels and Serges in solid colors and
Bostic Bros. Wrist's
11 NORTH COURT SQUARE.
LEADING DRY GOODS AND SHOE
HOUSE IN ASHEVILLE.
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