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' VOLUME V.
ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1889.
THE CHAPLAIN I'RAVS FOR
THE BORROWING ONUS.
Resolutions and Petition In the
Senate The Speaker Surprises
'. the House by Announcluv a
5, Number uf Committees.
s Washington, December . SENATE
Among the petitions and memorials pre-
sented und referred were the lollowing:
By Mr. Edmunds, of Bishop Dudley, of
i Kentucky, and others for the incorporn-
tion of a kind of annex to the Howard
4 University for the purpose of improving
' education among the colored people of
I the I'nited States and ( in connection
with it,) a bill for the incorporation of a
vi theological hall in that university.
Petitions from various States in favor
J of a national jjunday rest law ; and one
J from Iowa, against the passage of such
1 law or of the Blair educational bill.
Among the bills introduced and referred
' were the following:
1 For admission of Wyoming and Idaho
as States, to provide temporary govern
ment for Oklohoma.
t By Mr.Blair, to sccuretothe people the
privileges of rest and religious worship
tree from disturbance by others on the
hrst dav of the week.
. For constitutional amendment con
; Icrring on the District of Columbia repre
; sentation in the two houses of congress
and in the electoral college. To restrict
the use and sale of opium in the District
s ol Columbia and in the territories.
? Bv Mr. Ingalls, providing iensions for
5 indigent parents of deceased soldiers and
;, tor dependent soldiers. ( The bill was
v prepared by the pension committee ot
t IheG. A. R.)
By Mr. Pasco, to define the divisions
5 ot the northern district of Florida and to
5 provide for holding district and circuit
I courts therein.
Bv Mr. Butler, (reintroduced) Mr,
Chandler's bill of last session for the
transfer of the revenue marine to the
Mr. Turpie offered a resolution that
proposed penal enactments against
: trusts affecting commerce among the
i several States, should provide for the
suzure of trust goods on lawful warrant
and information, and for the forfeiture,
confiscation and sale of the same. He
asked that the resolution be laid on the
, table, and gave notice that he would call
3 it up tomorrow for the purpose of sub
' nutting some remarks upon it.
u Mr. Morgan offered a resolution (which
was agreed to ) instructing thecommittee
on foreign relations to inquire and report
as to the best method of increasing trade
i and commerce between the people of the
f free State of Congo and the eople of the
i Dinted States, and as to what impedi
t ments, if any, exist in our diplomatic rc-
lations with the free State ot Congo and
I other powers, standing in th'- way ol
J such trade, commerce and intercourse.
The executive session adjourned.
HOUSE. In his prayer this morning,
the chaplain said :
"Almighty God, the land is full of
sorrow. Rachel weeping for her children
and will not lie comforted liecause they
are not; fathers for their first born, the
pride and stay of their future years; chil
dren for their parents, .and millions sit
cold in the atmosphere of death, mourn
ing the departure from earth of a man
dear to their hearts, who had reached
the term ot four score years. Grant that
the solemn mystery of death, the com
mon heritage of us all, the meaning of
which all must know ere long, may
soften and hallow our hearts and feelings
into the noble gentleness of the golden
text uttered by the most conspicuous
man of the century, in whom tenderness
of heart made greatness of station and
character more illustrious, 'Charity for
all, malice for none.' "
Mr. Cannon, from the committee on
rules, reported a resolution authorizing
the speaker to appoint various standing
and select committees of the house, and
specifying the jurisdiction of each com
mittee. Mr. Cannon explained that the
resolution provided simply for the same
committees which existed in the Fiftieth
Congress, and extended to them similar
jurisdiction. The resolution was adop
ted. Mr. Payne, of New York, introduced
a bill defining the duties of the sergeant
at arms of the house of representatives.
It defines the duties already performed
by that officer, and then proceeds:
"Moneys which have been or may be ap
priatcd for condensation and mileage
shall lie paid at the treasury on a requi
sition drawn by the clerk on the sergeant
at arms, and shall be kept, disbursed and
accounted for by him according to law,
and he shall be disbursing officer and to
give bond in the sum of $50,000, which
shall be deposited in the ottice of the first
comptroller of the treasury." The bill
was referred to the special investigating
committee with leave to report at any
During the little coloquy over the re
quest that the report might be made at
any time, Mr. Carlisle by a slipof tongue
referred to the speaker as "your honor,"
and stood embarrassed amid the merri
ment which the slip occasioned. The
merriment was renewed when the speaker
assured Mr. Carlisle that he (speaker)
was as much embarrassed as the gen
tleman could possibly be.
Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, offered a reso
lution directing the clerk to pay to the
widow of Neal S. Brown, late reading
clerk of the house, a sum equal to one
year's salary. Referred.
Mr. Heall. of Minnesota, introduced a
resolution for the appointment of a
World's Fair committee to consist of
nine members. Referred.
After the reference of a large number of
executive communications the seaker
surprised the majority of the members
by the appointment of the following
Ways and means committee Mr.
McKinley, chairman; Mr. Burrows,
Mr. Bavne, Mr. Dingley, Mr. Mc
Kinnv. Mr. Pavne, Mr. Lafalette, Mr.
Gear. Mr. Carlisle, Mr. Mills, Mr. Mc-
Millen, Mr. Breckenridge, of Arkansas,
and Mr. Flowers.
Committee on appropriations Mr.
Cannon chairman; Mr. Butterworth,
Mr. McComas, Mr. Henderson, of Iowa,
Mr. Peters, Mr. Cogswell, Mr. Belden,
Mr. Morrow, Mr. Brewer, of Michigan,
Mr. Randall, Mr. Forney, Mr. Sayers,
Mr. Breckenridge, of Kentucky, and Mr.
fin manufacture Mr. Kellev. chair
man; Mr. Burrows, Mr. E. B. faylor, of
Oh o. Mr. Arnold. Mr. Morse. Mr. han-
ford, Mr. Wilson, of West Virginia, Mr.
Bynum, Mr. Williams, of Illinois, Mr.
Grimes, and Mr. Fowler.
On elections Mr. Rowell, chairman;
Mr. Houk, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Hanger, Mr.
Lacev. Mr. Dalzel. Mr. Bergen, Mr.
Greenhalge, Mr. Comstock, Mr. Crisp,
Mr. U'Ferrall, Mr. uutnwaue, aar.
Marsh, Mr. Moore, of Texas, Mr. Aud
wike, of Illinois.
On mileage Mr. Lind chairman; Mr.
Townsend, of Pennsylvania Mr. Wal
lace, of Massachusetts, Mr. Clunie, and
The house then at 1.15 adjourned until
MR. DAVIS I'SKD HIM WKll,
The Man Who captured Him
Asks for Aid.
Detroit, Mich., Dcccmlicr 8. About
noon yesterday a group of veterans were
gathered at the pension otfice to receive
their quarterly stipend. Thedeath ofjeffer
son Davis was thechief topic of conversa
tion, and interested participants in the
talk were three meinltcrsot the Fourth
Michigan cavalry, the regiment which
had effected the capture of Mr. Davis at
Irwinsville, Ga. Two young women
clerks were checking off tensions in the
office, and the repetition of names had
grown monotonous. Suddenly a vet
eran who had been discussing the death
of Mr. Davis stopjied and called to one
of the young women:
"Will you reteat that last name?"
"Certainly," was the response; "An
drew Bee, Martin, Allegan county,"
"That's a mighty curious coincidence,''
said the soldier; "Andrew Bee, that
Allegan man, was the soldier who first
tut his hands on Jeff Davis and de
manded his surrender, away back in
18(35. Bee is a poor mechanic. Eight
months ago he went south in search of
an opportunity to better his condition.
He found himself or.e day in the vicinity
of Beauvior, Miss., and boldly called up
on Mr. Davis. The ex-chieftain received
him kindly. They talked for several
hours over the war. and especially that
part of the drama in which both hail
been actors. Bee revealed to Mr. Davis
the fact that he was out of money hut
wanted to get back to Michigan. Mr.
Davis handed his former captor a well
filled purse and bade hint good-by, re
fusing to hear his thanks, but saving:
"If vou ever meet any of our boys in
want, relieve them, if it be possible."
Preparation for the Funeral.
From a telegram to the Atlanta Con
stitution, dated New Orleans, Deeetnlier
8th, we take the following:
Preparations for the funeral Wednes
day are going on. It will be the largest
funeral in the South, and the most touch'
ing ever seen in this country. The cais
son upon which the casket is to ride be
longs to the Washington artillery, and
when the funeral is oer, it will lie placed
in the armory never to be used again.
The military display will lie the largest
ever seen in the South. The Houston,
Texas, brigade Mississippi and Alabama
troops have announced their coming.
The governors of various Southern
States will form one of the features of
the day. Much interest is manifested
over Governor Gordon. There is a uni
versal desire to see him here. With the
New Orleans teople he is a great favorite
and they all love him His name is al
ways mentioned in the proudest manner,
and nothing nut the tenderest words are
heard of him. If the governor does come
and it is generally believed that he will,
he will never forget the welcome which
will lie given him. Atlanta, too, ought
to send one of her military companies to
take part in the service.
Actinic ruder MiHlake.
Lisiion, Decemlter 9. It is stated that
the greater portion of the higher officers
of the Brazilian arm v were monarchists
nnd mined the remililicnn miimritv in the
recent outbreak in Brazil under tfie belief
that demonstration was to be merely
against ministers and not against the
empire. They became aware of the true
tacts only when tltev had gone too tar to
retrace their steps. When the revolu
tion started thousands ot students armed
themselves with revolvers and rifles and
swords and threatened to kill the Em
peror and his family. A boat manned
by students patrolled the harbor, it be
ing their intention to intercept the Em
peror while he was embarking and do
In Search of Defaulter sllcott.
Oteiikc, December 9. All the hotels,
boarding houses and places of questiona
ble resort in thiscitv have been searched bv
detectives and reporters within the past
tew days tor the Washington defaulter
Silcott and his companion, Herminie
Thiebault, but without success. Detec
tives never knew a woman here answer
ing Herminie Silcott's description, and
of that name; but there was one Eugenie
Thiebault here two or three years ago,
who fairly answersthe description given.
The police here think that either the
avowed intention of the couple to come
to fjueltec was a blind, or that they have
stayed over at a point further west, and
have not yet reached Oueltec.
Claus SpreckelH at Work.
Philadelphia, Pa., Decemlter' 9. The
work of refining sugar was commenced
to-day in Clans Spreckcls' immense new
sugar refinery on the Delaware river, at
the foot of Bud street, in this city. The
capacity of the refinery is two million
pounds ot sugar every twenty-lour nours.
The actual cost of the buildings, machin
ery and site, has not been definitely
stated, but it is believed that it will
amount to more than three millions,
Work was commenced on the duplica
tion of these buildings a month ago by
the erection of a dividing fence, so that
the new work now in progress will not
interfere with that which is completed.
This duplication of the plant will, it is
expected, be completed before the end of
the next year.
Washington, December 9. Bond offer
ings to-day, $754.,()50; all accepted at
tor lour and nans, ana vn ior iour
The comptroller of, the currency has
been informed that several national
banks now holding erovernment deposits
are contemplating an increase of their
note issues bv utilizing the bonds now
held to secure deposits as a basis for cir
culation. In the opinion of the comp
troller, the calling in ol deposits may re
sult in an increase of national bankcircu
lation. The Relics of Mr. Bavin' Capture,
Washington, Decemlter 9. Thedeath
of lefferson Davis has arousid curiosity
respecting the relics associated with his
capture at the close ot the war, and now
deposited in the war department. Many
requests have been made in the past few
davs for permission to see them ; but, in
nursuance of Secretary Proctor's deter
mination to officially ignore the fact of
the death ot Mr. Davis, all such requests
have been denied.
Washington, December 9. Samuel J.
Randall is in better health to-dav than
he has been for some time. He has
steadily gained during the past week and
is able to sit up in his room, but will not
go to the capitol until after the holidays
PORTRAITS OK WEBSTER AND
How Clay's Debts Were Paid
Another Centennial A Noble
Act of CoiiKressman Cheatham,
of This state.
Wasiiinoton, I). C, December 8.
Few statemen are more popular in
North Carolina than Daniel Webster.
All the old line Whigs revere his mctnorv.
There is a magnificent portrait of him
now on exhibition in a well known house
in thiscitv, painted from life three years
before his death, by a Boston artist. It
is verv fine, and bears the impress of the
godlike characteristics of the great man.
There is also in this city a portrait ol
Henry Clay painted by Win. hhephard
Pettigrew, ot the Diocese of North Caro
lina. Mr. Browne painted the portrait
from a daguerreotyie which Mr. Clay
gave Mr. Pettigrew when they were at
the Greenbrier White Sulphur springs
years ago. Air. Pettigrew and Mr. Clay
were good ,'nends and the -country cler
gyman who is probably known to manv
of your readers, still retains a warm
affection for the famous blue grass ora
tor. Mr. Pettigrew will be lnghlv pleas
ed with this uortrait when he sees it. He
told me that when Henry Clay heard
that the late Mr. Wood, of Edenton, had
Itaid half of his (Mr. Clay's debts I just
trior to his nomination to the presidency
lie sent him in payment a drove of Ken
tucky mules of the best brad in Ken
tucky. Mr. Clav's son was sent in
charge of them, and was commissioned
to express Ins father s appieciation ol
Mr. Woods generous act. Mr. Petti
grew savs the stock in and around Eden
ton still retains manv ol the good points
of the Kentucky breed sent down by Mr,
Clay. The amount paid down for Mr.
Clnv bv Mr. Wood was, I think, about
$20,000. A Dr. Mercer, of New Orleans.
paid another $20,000. This Mr. Wood,
of Edenton, was at the White Sulphur
springs at the same time with Mr. Clay
and Mr. Pettigrew and it was there this
unique wav of helping the nresidenti.il
candidate was determined on. These
methods differ somewhat from the
boodle" manipulations ot the present
Next Wednesday will be cclclnated in
the hall of the house of representatives.
the one hundredth anniversary ot the
first meeting of congress under the con
stitution an event of signal importance,
almost entirely overlooked by a public
who have in the past thirteen years
hardly been able to keep up with the v ast
tide of centennial commemoration. There
will no doubt be an impressive as
semblage to hear the address of the
Lieut. Richard Henderson, U. S. N., a
brother of Hon. John S. Henderson, has
been ordered on duty at the navy yard in
this city. He was recently married to
Miss Scales, and is a namesake ol Ins
distinguished ancestor, Judge Richard
Henderson, ot Granville county, the
father of Chief Justice Henderson.
1 have prcvously mentioned in this
correspondence the good traits of Plum-
mer Cheatham, the negro congressman
from the second district. One of the first
acts of this congress on his part, was
to seek out Mr. Adams, the new door
keeper, and ask him to retain one mem
ber of the folding room staff. "I know he
is a democrat," said Cheatham, "but he
is a steady, industrious young man, and
for peculiar reasons, 1 want him re
tained. I was given to his mother when
1 was a little bov as a wedding present.
I told his widowed mother I would try
my level best to keep her boy in work."
The young man is still at his job in the
A WILL CONTESTED,
An Interestlnic Cane Now Occupy-
liilt the Superior Court.
A very interesting legal fight is being
carried on in the court this week. It is a
case of a great deal of interest, and one
which invokes some very important legal
questions. It seems that the late Joseph
Embler, a well known farmer in this
county, executed a will in which he left a
greater portion of his estate to two of
his children, Mr. Frank Embler and his
sister, Mrs. J. W. Parham. This will has
been contested by his remaining children
and other of his descendants on the
ground, first that he was not in full pos
session of his mental towers at the time
of its execution, and secondly that un
due influence was used by the husband
of Mrs. Parham and by his son, Mr.
Frank Embler. Some time before Mr.
Embler's death he was regarded as not
having sufficient mind and memory to
take care of his estate. Consequently
his friends and relatives applied
for a commission to try the ques
tion of his sanity. He was decided in
competent to manage his affairs, and
Mr. J. M. Rogers was appointed by the
court as guardian. Shortly before this he
executed a will some months before his
death, at the advanced age of eighty
eight. The will was probated. His re
maining children and descendants then
filed a caveat) to the will, which caused
the issue now being tried.
The fight is between the propounders
of the will, represented by Melvin E. Car
ter and Messrs. Gudger, Carter and Mar
tin. The caveators are represented by
Messrs. Moore and Merrick, and Messrs.
Davidson, Martin and T. A, Jones.
The estate is said to be worth in the
neighborhood of $2,000, and the case
will not probably be decided until Thurs
Mr, A. H. Jones, long a resident of
Asheville, and whose silence last spring
led to some uneasiness about his per
sonal safety, returned yesterday from
Oklahoma, of which territory it has been
long well known he is now a resident.
Observances at Winchester.
Winchester, Va., December 9. Ex
pressions of sorrow are heard on everv
hand over the death of Jefferson Davis.
The Lee camp of Confederate veterans
held a meeting to-night and passed ap-
niopnate resolutions. Memorial ser
vices will be held in the Episcopal church
here Wednesday in accordance with Gov
ernor Lee's proclamation.
London. December 9. Parnell is ill
He will not speak at the meeting at Not
tingham to-morrow as was previously
BEFORE THE MAYOR.
The Colonel's Ring Was the Only
Thins That Could Stop Mollle.
Mollie used very spicy language the
other day. There was a great deal more
spice than anything else in it. In fact it
was so strong that it would make the
ordinary boarding house butter turn
green with envy. Now two other wo
men had been favored with these forcible
epithets and they thought the Mayor
ought to have a chance to hear "English
as she is spoke." The result was that
Mollie was honored with an interview
with the mayor, and the other two dam
sels extracted much amusement from the
situation. It seems that they had been
witnesses in the ease of Chas. Clemens,
who was held on the three different
charges of being drunk, shooting off a
pistol, and carrying concealed weapons.
When the Mayor said, "Do you wish to
prove your attendance?" both were al
most lifted from their seats by the vehe
mence with which they answered, "Yes."
But us he asked each witness in turn this
question and they answered "No !" both
Sarah and Clara drew long faces and
shifted uneasily on their seats. When the
momentous question was asked them,
they were ashamed to say yes, and, look
ing sadly into the distance after those
vanishing quarters, they slowly whis
pered, "N-o." Mollie was their lust
chance, and how they did seize it.
One witness didn't appear to mind
swearing very much. By the way ne
was a man. Perhaps (the thought is
shocking) he might have indulged in it
"Did Mollie curse ?" said the mayor.
"Yes, sir. She cussed a little."
"Did it disturb people ?"
"It didn't disturb me."
The Mayor remarked that perhaps it
took a great deal to disturb him, and
fined Mollie $3. Then he asked Sarah
and Clara if they wished to prove their
attendance. A beatific smile stole over
their countenances. The quarters were
theirs. One exultant glance at Mollie, a
preparatory heave or two, anil nudging
each other with their elbows, both cried,
"Yes!" This was too much for Mollie.
Up she jumped and gesticulating wildly
cried, "If I'm fined, I want those wo
men fined. Thcv were just as bad
as I was. I'll have them arrested.
I'll" but Clara rushed up to the
bar, glaring defiantly, and lifted her
voice in accents wild which would have
covered a mile of territory. This was
more than the Colonel could stand and,
as he majestical y waved her back, the
glorious effulgence emanating from his
$75 ring caused her to shrink back in
awe, and the Mayor wearily led away
the reluctant Mollie. But her voice re
mained behind her, growing fainter and
fainter as she slowly traversed the path
to the calaboose.
ODDS AND ENDS.
We are indebted to Mr. Vesey, the
flourist, for the article on the care of
The board of directors of the Y. M. C.
A. will hold their monthly meeting at tin
rooms of the association to-night at 7
A team belonging to Mr. Stikeleathcr
became unmanageable on Haywood
street and one of the horses kicked so
violently that he fell down. Luckily no
one was injured.
A curious stell of weather set in with
December. It has been cloudy, sometimes
damp, no rain, and quite warm, yester
day the mercury being up to 68. We will
be pleased to welcome the outer skirls of
one of those col I waves.
At 8 o'clock the monthly meeting of
the association will be held. Reports
will be read, an address will be given and
there will be plenty of singing. All mem
bers of the association, whether active or
associate are requested to attend.
Messrs. Girdwood and Lee yesterday
bought some twelve or fifteen acres of
land lying on the east side of the French
Broad river iust below the railroad
bridge, from Messrs. Penlandand Breese
taving lor the same $300 per acre
Messrs. Girdwood & Lee will move their
brickyard to their purchase.
W. J. Penland stole a cat and tut it in
the the calaboose the other night, pre
sumably to keep it from being disorderlv
and serenading the citizens. But Sam
Intnnn sneaked in and got it, and now
Penland is bewailing his loss, and the
song he sings is "My ah! My all
Capt. Troy wishes to call attention to
the driving on Pntton avenue. Many
use the block between main street and
Haywood street unnecessarily. Driving
ing on this block hinders the work on
the street from being more rapidly ac
complished. Unless people have business
at stores on that particular block, they
should drive around it and not block up
the way to the great annoyance and hin
drance of the workmen. Otherwise it
may be found necessary to restrict the
public from that portion of Patton ave
nue until the work is completed.
Cl. I.. L. Polk Honored.
The Raleigh correspondent of the Wil
mington Messenger says:
A special telegram received from St.
Louis this morning announces that
Col. L. L. Polk was elected president
of the National Farmers' and Laborers'
union. This is another great compli
ment to him, as the organization of
which he is now the head has between
five millions and six millions of members.
The alliance men are intensely gratified,
and wheu Col. Polk returns here next
week they will give him a grund public
reception, under theauspices of the Wake
county alliance, which has 2,700 members.
THE MEMORIAL MEETING.
EARTH TO EARTH DVST TO
Dl'ST, ASHES TO ASHES!
Prnirram of Services to be Held
In Central Methodist Church, on
Wednesday at Noon, In Honor
of Jefferson Davis.
Years ago the South bov.ed and wept
:is one man as the last sad rites wer. sol
emnized in honor of the beloved Lee,
father, friend, soldier, dear to the iuse
which he made illustrious by his sublinr
submission to its fall not less than b
valor with which he maintained it. NoXv
we are to gather together, not perhaps
with the same tenderness of personal
sorrow, but with a feeling of affection, of
admiration, of respect for him who, oc
cupying a different relation to us from
that borne by the beloved Lee, still
gained, and was worthy of, all the affec
tion, admiration and respect that manly
courage, heroic fortitude and patriotic
purpose could evoke. And to Jefferson
Davis was drawn forth and perpetuated
feeling that had no occasion in the expe
rience of General Lee. The one was suf
fered to subside quietly into the peaceful
shades of unobtrusive private life or un
ostentatious public duty; the other lived
harassed, persecuted, misrepresented,
misunderstood, bearing uncomplainingly
the injustice of his nialigners, bravely ad
hering to the truth of his convictions,
mid hcriocally doing so becauseconvmced
in his conscience and his judgment that
lie was right.
It is for the sublimity of his fortitude
old the steadiness of his purpose, in war
ind in pence, onltelialf of his compatriots
that they now, in this their hour of sor
row, recall with tender memoriesall that
he had done for them, all he had suffered
for them ; and so by general agreement
determined to make the day of his obse
quies one of general mournful participa
It is not needful to remind the old Confed
erates, the old soldiers of Jefferson Davis,
ot the sad occasion. They will be present
so far as information will have reached
them. We shall be glad if the soldiers of
the North among us, and alsothecitizens
of the North, shall unite with us. They
like us, had their cause; the one went
down in gloom ; the other went up and
stands up in a pride and splendor that
holds the loyal pride of all Americans
Whatever there was of bitterness and an
imosity is now buried in the grave. We
mourn an incorruptible man, a brave sol
dier, an humble christian, a pure, if mis
taken, patriot. We can all join hands
around his grave as members of one
To be held at the Central Methodist
church at 12 m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, in
President ot the late Confederate States
of America, under the auspices of The
Confederate Veterans' Association of
The Confederate veterans will assemble
in front of the court house at 11.30a.m.,
where they will be provided with memo
rial badges, and will proceed in a body to
The services will be opened at 12 m.,
Col. J. M. Rav, vice-president of the asso
Voluntary bv choir.
Prayer by Rev. Dr." S. N. Barker.
M usic by choir.
Reading of selections from the burial ser
vice by Rev. Dr. Jarvis Buxton.
Recitation of "The Conquered Banner,"
by Miss Willie E. Ray.
Addresses bv Rev. Dr. J. L. Carroll, Rev.
Dr. W. S. P. Bryan.
Music bv choir.
Addresses bv Rev. Father White, Rev. Dr.
W. A. Nelson, Rev. Dr. G. C. Rankin.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Robertson,
Music by choir.
Benediction by Rev. J. S. Burnett.
Ushers Messrs. J. A. Porter, W. H. Pen
land, Jno. McDowell, W.B. Troy.
The draping of the church will be in
charge of Miss F. L. Patton, chairman;
Mrs. J. P. Sawyer, Miss Cora Drummond,
Miss Nellie LaBarbe, Mrs. C. E. Graham.
All the church bells will lie tolled from
11.30 a. m. until 12 m.
All banks, public buildings and stores
are requested to close between the hours
of 11.30 a. m. and 1.30 p. in.
All addresses of the speakers will be
limited to ten minutes.
The first eight pews immediately in
front of the pulpit will be reserved for the
Mr. J. N. McComb, of the interior of
New York, is in the city. Mr. McComb
is the owner of a large body of mountain
land on Dick's creek, Jackson county, and
also of a finely situated tract of thirty or
forty acres at Sylva, which he has recently
put in condition to be thrown into the
market, by clearing the undergrowth
openining streets, etc. We learn from the
Tuckaseegee Democrat that several lots
have already been sold. A beautiful ad
dition is thus made to thetov n of Sylva
by opening to use so many fine build
ing sites. With the large koalin works,
timber and lumlter industry, flouring
mills, and its importance as a shipping
point, Sylva bids fair to increase rapidly
in population and consequence.
Signor Bosco had a crowded house
last evening. His tricks and sleight of
hand performances afforded his audience
a great deal of entertainment and en
joyment. The closing scene was espe
cially aitureciated, when the gifts were
brought on the stage and each one looked
on his envelope to see if they held the
coveted number, which would draw a val
uable prize. It was a regular Louisiana
lottery, only there was more chance of
getting something. At to-morrow s
performance the chief prizes will be a
gold watch and an oak set ol bed room
WINTER CARE OF ROSES.
How to Keep the Queen of Flow
ers During the Cold Weather.
Hardy roses need no protection in win
ter, but the tender roses ure sometimes
winter killed here. Thus there is some
uncertainty about what roses to plant,
and what to do with those planted.
The hybrid perpetual class of roses are
hardy, and are never winter killed. They
are deciduous, casting their leaves atter
the frost. Their leaves are generally
broader, shorter and rougher than the
tea rose .. Tea or evergreen roses hold
most of their leaves during winter. Their
leaves .are more or less lance shaped,
smooth, and with a waxy gloss. The
noisettes are more tender than the teas,
and will not endure our winters unless
carefully protected. Marshal Neil is the
best known of this class.
Roses, whether teas or hybrids, should
be pruned back much more severely than
is ever practiced here. Cut out all the
old canes, select a few of the strongest
young canes, and cut them back to within
three or tour inches of the ground. Clear
away the grass, not allowing it nearer
than two feet from the stems. Cover
loosely with rough manure until the
steins are completely hid from sight.
This should not be done before the mid
dle of December. As soon as frost is out
of the ground in spring, fork this manure
in lightly, and the best results will fol
low. Strong, vigorous shoots will push
from every bud, and will produce roses
much larger and richer in color than in
the old way of neglecting to prune at all,
or of pruning back to about three feet.
The bloom is produced on the young
wood, and a vigorous growth of young
canes is the first object to be attained.
A grand florescence is sure to follow.
Strong out-door grown roses should
be planted out at this time of year, and
treated as above. They will give grand
results the first season.
Kuijchts of the Road,
Commercial travelers, drummers, or as
they call them in England, bagmen, are
a fixed institution, and a formidable
body, in making their way to favor, or
otherwise; for they have a way of taking
up the most room and the best places on
the cars, and in extracting all the com
fort that is to be gotten out of a hotel,
and not always without protest; so
there always is two sides from which the
drummer is to be viewed. On the whole
they are a fine body of young mostly
men, active, alert, quick of speech, intelli
gent, true to their employers, to be
trusted by their customers, men of truth,
though Mulhatton does draw a long
bow sometimes, and altogether worthy
of a good word from the tress. Ashe
ville has contributed quite largely to the
noble army of drummers. Some of the
gentlemen now in the field have been suc
cessfully engaged in extensive business
here, and are among the most popular
men on the road, such men as Berry, Jor
dan, Henry, Tilson, perhaps others we
do not recall, except that we do not for
get R. R. Porter Bob Porter that they
all ask for and all look for, not only here,
but over a territory blessed by his beam
ing good nature as large as all Texas. He
is at home now with some of the finest
work of his house C. W. Thorne & Co.,
Richmond which he has now on txhibit
over Alexander's. We need only make
United States Signal Service Stution,
HVnvaA Sanitarium, .Islwville, A'. C. j
Lat. 35.36 N., LimR. H3 2fi W. Elevation
above sea level, 2,350.
of instrumcntn in U. S. Signal
Service shelter. )
Summary of Meteorological Observationsfor
7nml Horn I 9pm IHiirh.l Mean Hiuh.lMcan
Iuiilv Mean. 45.2(i.
Ave. daily range. 17 3S" F. Ave. daily vari
ation, -o r.
9 p in
AIISdi.l Tii Hl'M UlTY.
lOrains ol moisture per cubic loot of air.)
7a m " 7 2pm I 9pm Dail Mean.
2.1389 I 2.598 I 2.050 2.05O
(Corrected for Temperature and Altitude.)
7 a m2 p m!9 p ml High Low lllaily Mean.
30.230.103O.223O.ti3 29.591 30.21
No. days rainfall l.lOOINo. days snowfall 1.10
inch or more men or more
12 I 2
Total rainfall, melted snow inches, .72.
Total snowfall, inches, l.lio.
No. cloudy and
(Average force ofwind, scale 0 to 10.)
7 a in i 2pm I 9pm lll-ily Mean.
1.53 1.78 I 1.96 1.75
No. davs calm, "M,; No. days gentle breeze,
15; No. days moderate wind, 5; No. days
severe wind, 2tj,.
Prevailing winds, N & NVV.
rer cent, of possible.
Mean for month.
KARL VON RUCK, M. D
The comparative small daily range of
temperature, the slight variation from
day to day, the great number of clear
and fair days for so unfavorable a month
as November ; also the large per centage
of ozone, and not a single day without
sunshine, are remarkable, and confirm
the peculiar and high claims made forthe
climate of this place and section.
Death of Mrs. T. C. Reeves.
This lady, the wife of Mr. Thomas C
Reeves, of Hominy, died at her residence
on Sunday afternoon at four o'clock, af
ter an illness of one week. She was bur
ied near home on Monday afternoon.
She was a sister of the Messrs. Starnes of
Little Dick Collier, a lad eight or nine
years ol age, had a tumble from his pony
on Saturday and had the misfortune to
have his right thigh broken,
GOOD MEETING IN THE COl'RT
HOt'SE LAST NIGHT,
A Committee Appointed to Visit
1.5 mi, Massachusetts, and Hear
ty Co-operation and Endorse
ment promised the Railroads.
The court room was quite well filled
last evening, when Mayor Wanton was
called to the chair, and the object stated
by Mr. Powell, the president of our
Board of Trade, to consider the propriety
of sending a committee to Lynn, Mas
sachusetts, in hope of inducing the man
ufacturers who have recently been burned
out, to visit Asheville before deciding
upon a location for rebuilding.
After some most pertinent remarks by
Mr. C. E. Graham, urging the necessity
of liberal inducements being made, to
overbalance such disadvantages, as com
peting towns may present to our dis
favor, Capt. Atkinson made one of his
usual strong seeclics, in support of the
following motions, which had been pre
sented by Mr. Powell, and they were
enthusiastically adopted :
Resolved, That the chairman appoint
a committee to visit Lynn, Mass., and
lay before the manufacturers recently
liurned out in that city the advantages
offered by Asheville, as a desirable point
to rebuild, and in behalf of our citizens
to extend to them an invitation to visit
our city for the purpose of investigation,
and that said cimmittee be authorized to
collect such statistics in regard to Ashe
ville as may properly present her ad
vantages for such an enterprise.
Resolved, That this committee shall
seek the co-operation of this community
before going to Lynn, and it is the sense
of this meeting that the best interest of
Asheville will be presented by a liberal
response to their applications.
The chairman then appointed in ac
cordance with the first resolution the
following committee: Messrs. N. Atkin
son, H. C. Hunt, T. W. Patton. H. T.
Collins, J. P. Sawyer, J. A. Conant.
The following resolutions by Capt.
Atkinson were then considered, and
Whereas, There will meet in this city
on to-morrow a mass meeting of the
citizens of this county to take action in
regard to certain railroad projects.
Therefore be it
Resolved, That we extend to the
townships outside of Asheville, and
citizens abroad, a most hearty welcome,
and hereby pledge ourselves to give the
movement our most hearty co-operution
Pending the consideration of this reso
lution Mr. A. N, Wood, Mavorof Gaffney
City, S. C, and Mr. T.'S. Farrow a
prominent resident of the same place
were warmly welcomed, and the latter
gentleman said in a few earnest words
that he and his friend hud come to at
tend the proposed muss meeting and to
show an interest in the whole subject of
railroads, but with .special hope that
attention might be directed to one in
contemplation from Camden by way of
Gaffney City and Columbus to Asheville.
The Citizen certainly hopes that every
business man in Asheville will turn out
to-morrow, if for no other purpose than
to give a hearty welcome to visitors both
from other states and from distant
tortious of this county.
The Hon. K. Elias, of Franklin, has
registered at the Battery Park.
Mr. A. N. Wood, the mayor of Gaffney
City, and T. Stobo Farrow are in the
Mr. C. E. Pluminey, a proprietor of a
large hotel in Denver, is stopping at the
Mr. D. W. Caldwell, a prominent lum
ber dealer, of Abingdon, Va., is at the
Among the guests at the Grand Cen
tral is Mr. John Moore, who represents
H. B. Carhart, of Knoxville.
Mr. C. S. Tollin is at the Grand Cen
tral. He represents the large wholesale
house of Wallace Bros., of Statesville.
Mr. R. Averill, who represents the firm
of Richardson & Co., ot New York,
dealers in diamond dyes, is at the Grand
Mr. E. 1). Christian, of New York, has
arrived in Asheville, and is stopping at
the Battery Park. This is his regular
yearly visit to Asheville.
Mr. C. St. C. Kirk is at the Swannanoa.
He represents P. P. Toale, the oldest
manufacturers of general builders ma
terial in Charleston, S. C.
Mr. Chas. M. Teaks and wife, of Bos
ton, Mass., are at the Battery Park.
Mr. Jcnks is a member of the firm of
Jenks & Jcnks, real estate agents.
Among the arrivals at Battery Park is
Mr. A. L. Robinson and bis son Mr. A.
G. Robinson. The former is one of the
largest tobacco buyers in Louisville.
Mr. L. F. Weaver, of May View, Mo.,
a friend of Judge Aston's, is stopping at
the Grand Central, together with his
friend Mr. J. B. Morton, of Odessa, Mo.
Dr. C. D. Smith, of Franklin, is in the
city. He is on his return home after at
tending a meeting ot the Board of Agri
culture, of which he is a member, at
Mrs. Ephraim Clayton, jr., was in the
city yesterday. She has about gotten
settled in her new residence on the west
side of the French Broad river, and is
muchplensed, which her many friends will
be glad to know.
Mr. C. W. Davis, of Waterville, Me.,
who was at the Swannanoa, has left.
He intends coming back later with a
party of capitalists, who will investate
Western North Carolina with an eye to
developing its mining interests.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hood, jr.,ofNew'ork,
are at the Battery Park. Mr. Hood was
here last year for the benefit of his health
and received such great benefit from his
stay here, that he has returned, and
thinks of buying a farm and locating