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THE DAILY CITIZE
THE DAILY CITIZEN
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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER n, 1889.
THE KOI NE NOT IN SESSION
Mr.Turple's KeHnlutlun on Trusts
Taken l"P and that tientlenian
Hpoke I' pon It Confirmations
, by the Senate.
Washington, December 10. SENATE
Mr. Morrill trom the finaiicccommittee
reported back adversely the bill to pro
vide for the organization of national
banks with less capital than $50,0(10,
and it was indefinitely postponed.
Among the bills introduced and referred
was one by Mr. Chandler to amend the
laws relative to elective franchise.
The resolution offered yesterday by
Mr. Turpie as to trusts was taken up
and Mr. Turpie proceeded to address the
senate upon it.
At the close of Mr. Turpie's sjieeeh a
bill for celebrating the 400th anniversary
of the discovery of America by holding
an international exposition in the city
1 New York was introduced by Mr. Ev
erts and read the first and second time.
The program for the ceremonies in the
house to-morrow in commemoration ol
the hundredth anniversary ot the first in
auguration of George Washington was
presented and adopted.
The senate then proceeded to the con
sideration of the executive business, and
at 1.35 adjourned till tomorrow.
Washington, December 10. The sen
ate this afternoon confirmed the follow
Robert P. Porter, of New York, to be
superintendent of the census; Lewis A.
(iraff, of Nebraska, commissioner general
land office; Wm. M. Stone, of Iowa,
assistant commissioner general land
office; James M. Townsend, Indiana, re
corder general land office. The nomina
tion of Green B. Raum, of Illinois, to be
commissioner of pensions, was reported
favorably by the committee on pensions.
Mr. DavlH as an Author.
New York World.
A fact has just been made public which
illustrates in an eminent degree the ob
stinate honesty of the late Jefferson Da
vis. More than a year ago he prepared
for the North American Revi w an article
in reference to Andersonville aid the
prisons of the South during the war. It
was a reply to the continuous charges
made against the Southern people of in
humanity in the treatment of prisoners.
Mr. Davis prepared the article with great
care and historical research. Thorndike
Kice, the editor of the North American
Review, declined to print the article, on
account of certain reflections made
against federal officials who were his per
sonal friends among them General Miles.
Mr. Rice endevaored in every way to in
duce Mr. Davis to either modify his ex
pressions or permit theartiele to be edited
in the North American Review office.
This Mr. Davis emphatically objected to,
although an effort was made to increase
the honorarium. He insisted that the ar
ticle should be printed just as he had
written it or not at all. He said the facts
were unimpeachable, und they must stand
as part of the history of the civil war.
Finally the article was withdrawn from
the Review and sold to Btlford's Maga
zine. It will appear in the next number
of that periodical.
Huti.hr, Pa., December 10. A quarter
past nine o'clock this morning Butler
was shaken up by a nitro-glycerine ex
plosion at the Butler Torpedo Compa
ny's magazine, two miles south of town.
The explosion occurred when cans were
lieing put into wagons at the factory.
James 0. Woods and Wm. Medill and
their wagon and team were blown into
unrecognizable fragments. The woods
in the vicinity of the magazine are being
searched by hundreds of men for the re
mains of the men. The larger part of
the factory buildings are demolished.
The factory was crushed down and only
the smoke stack remains intact. Rafters
of the magazine fell down over the gly
cerine there, but it did not explode
Woods' shoulder and right arm have
been found twenty rods awav. A small
part of Medill's trunk was taken from
the too of a tree. The theory is that
Woods let a can of the explosive drop
when handing it up to Medill, who was
in the wagon. A great hole was made
in the ground where the wagon stood.
Another Mouthern Enterprise.
A company has lieen formed and the
formal preparations inaugurated for the
establishment of a large factory for the
manufacture of furniture in New Orleans.
That city is most advantageously situ
ated as far as the cabinet woods are con
cerned. The bulk of the furniture dis
tributed from New Orleans is made at
Cincinnati, at St. Louis and Grand Rap
ids, Michigan. All the fine woods used
are imported from countries to the
south of New Orleans, while much of the
cheaper woods, such as walnut, ash and
oak are procured from the Southern
States. Large quantities of mahogany
pass through that city from Central
American countries direct to Northern
factories, while walnut logs cut in Ar
kansas and rafted down to New Orleans
have been largely sent northward to the
furniture factories. Properly conducted
the projected enterprise should yield
handsome returns and prove an impor
tant factor in the prosperity of the
Noble women's work.
There is a vast deal or patriotism
among the women of the country. The
Ladies' Hermitage Association, with
headquarters at Nashville, Tenn., has
undertaken to raise a fund for the pre
servation of Andrew Jackson's grave
and homestead. The intention is to
make the Hermitage, like Mount Vernon,
a Mecca for patriots. Mrs. Nathaniel
Baxter, Sr., is the president of the As
sociation, and subscriptions may be for
warded to her at Nashville. The Mary
Washington Manument Association, of
Fredericksburg, Va., is also in the hands
of earnest and loyal women, who wish
to see the grave of the first President's
mother marked by an appropriate monu
ment. Mrs. James Power Smith, of
Fredericksburg, Va., is the president.
A Hard-Hearted Villain.
Louisville furnishes a crime that in
sheer cruelty goes beyond anything re
corded in a long time. Two Arab ped
dlers slept on straw near the city. One
of them bad $140. The other Arab at
tacked him about o'clock in the morn
ing, and, after cutting him until he ap
peared to be dead, took the $ 140, put the
bleeding body in a strawstack, and set
it on fire. The wounded man was so
weak from loss of blood that he was hor
ribly burned before he could drag himself
out ot the straw, mis name is josepn
MeelerAlgee. Hil assailant, Joe Scheller,
THE COTTON CROP,
The December Report to the De
partment of Agriculture.
Washington, December 10. The De
cember cotton report of the department
of agriculture relates to prices on the
plantations. Correspondents refer in
cidentally to the progress of harvesting,
and the status of the ungathered crop.
All report late maturity in the northern
belt. Early frosts arrested the develop
ment of bolls and seriously reduced the
harvist, in the larger and more South
ern areas. While killing frosts were re
ported in some localities ill October,
losses were neither severe nor general
from thnt cause. In the most productive
portion of the belt, killing frosts are
rarely mentioned as occurring until the
last week of November. The season may
therefore be considered a long one,
counter-balancing measurably the late
development ol the plant. I lie top crop
is just considered fairly abundant, and
very general mention is made in lower
latitudes of the burden of bolls yet un
opened with continuance of weather as
good as that of the first week of Decern
ber. Weather for picking has been compara
tively favorable, and the lint is generally
bright aad clean, though not everywhere
of full length.
Prices are a little better than those of
last Decemlier. Farm prices average as
follows: Virginia, 8.3 cents per pound;
North Carolina, 8.5; South Carolina,
8.6; Georgia, 8.6; Florida, (upland),
8.5; Alabama, 8.9; Mississippi, 8.0;
Louisiana, 8.7; Texas, 8.4; Arkansas,
8.5; Tennessee, 8.3.
Quality and nearness to markets af
fect the average slightly on small farms.
Cotton is sometimes sold in tlic seed at
relatively lower prices, especially in parts
of Florida and Texas.
Hays he Is Still Emperor.
Dom Pedro claims that he is still Em
lieror of Brazil, but at the same time
says be will never go back there. He
declares also that he will not accept
either the list or the donation of money
offered him by the provisional go-ern-ment.
In this he is consistent, since if he
is Emperor the provisional government
is an illegal organization, and, there
fore, has no right to give away any
thing. But blood has flowed in Bra
zil since the Emperor's departure. As
lias happened in the South, the ignorant,
misguided negro was the cause and the
victim of white adventurers. In the town
of Muranhoao certain demagogues went
among the blacks and told them Dom
Pedro was their friend, had set them
free, and that if the republican govern
ment became permanent they would tie
re-enslaved. As a result the negroes rose
and a bad riot ensued, three thousand of
them being wrought up into a condition
of frenzy. Before the disturbance was
quenched eight men were shot dead and
The utilization and distribution of
electric power nre stated by Mr. F. L.
Pope to have reached by far the greatest
development in Switzerland and the
United States. In the former country
electricity is transmitted to considerable
distances for large motors. At Soloth-
uni a manufactory of machine screws is
driven by an electric motor ot nlty horse
power, which derives its energy from a
turbine wheel more than five miles away
on a mountain stream. At Derendingen
a delaine mill of 36,000 spindles is driven
by a pair of electric motors of 280 horse
power, operated by a turbine wheel
twelve miles distant. At Lucerne 120
horse power is similarly carried half a
mile, and 250 horse power a quarter of a
mile, in the t inted states no electric
motor of more than sixty horse power is
known to Mr. Pope, but there are as
many as 6,000 small motors in use, a
favorite size being ten horse power. It
is predicted that in cities electric motors
will soon practically supplant the steam
engines of less than fifty horse power.
The Only Survivor.
Of all the conspicuous men with whom
lefferson Davis served in the Thirtieth
Congress, Hannibal Hamlin, of Maine,
Vice-President trom 1801 to 18uo, is
now the only survivor. In the house
and senate of that Congress were not
less than fifty men who left deep their
impress on the country's history. There
were Clay, Cameron, the elder, Webster,
Crittenden, Calhoun, Benton, John P
Pale, Cobb, Toombs, Giddings, Lewis D
Campbell, Corwin, Butler, Mason, the
elder Bavard a great company of great
men, and they are all gone but one, and
he has been in retirement for nearly
quarter century. It is a curious fact
that ot all the most prominent leaders in
the civil war Johnston, Sherman and
Rosecrans excepted Mr. Davis outlived
Death of Mrs. Scott Lord.
Washington, I). C, Decemlier 10.
Mrs. Scott Lord, sister of the wife of
President Harrison, died at her residence
m this city at 8 o clock this morning.
Although not unexpected, her death was
sudden, and at the turn' only her daugh
tcrs Mrs. Dimmock and Mrs. Parker and
her son-in-law, Lieutenant John F. Par
ker, of the navy, were with her. Mrs.
Harrison was with Mrs. Lord until mid
night, in companv with their father, Dr.
Scott, and only half nn hour before she
expired, Major and Mrs. Richard Parker
had been sitting with Mrs. Lord, and
when thrv left she was in an apparently
painless sleep. She had been in bad
health several months.
Looked Like a Postage Stamp,
One day a drunken Confederate caval
ryman who had never seen Mr. Davis
but was perfectly familiar with the pos
tage stamps, saw his chief in the streets
ot Richmond. Going up to him, he asked
in a silly, drunken manner:
"Are you Mr. Davis ?"
"I ani, sir," was the dicnified reolv.
"President of the Southern Confeder
"I have that honor, sir."
"I thought so, you look so much like a
What Boston's Fire Cost the City
An interesting computation of the ac
tual cost to the city of Boston in fighting
the flames of the recent fire and clearing
away the debris is as follows: Fire ap
paratus destroyed. $15,000; fire equip
ments destroyed, $11,000; funds to the
lanuhes ot the five dead firemen, $15,000
removal of the debris and walls, $5,300
refreshments for firemen and police, $2,
000; miscellaneous losses, $475; total
Diphtheria Closes Schools.
Marlboro, Mass., December 10. All
the schools here will beclosed to-morrow,
and the high school on Friday owing to
the prevalence ot diphtheria in town
1 wenty cases are already reported.
A Singular Coincidence.
On the night preceding the recent ter
rible Boston Fire, the Boston Herald
produced an editorial on the fireatLynn,
and its causes and effect, reinforced by
allusions to the previous great fire of
On last Saturday morning, the New
York Press appeared with a cartoon on
its front page entitled "the fire fiend run
ning amuck," and these words upon a
scroll: "Lynn, Boston, Key port, Minne
apolis, Pittsburg Next."
Ik-lore night a terrible conflagration
burst forth in New York in which tour
ves were lost, many persons injured
ind an immense amount of property de
The two occurrences are certainly re
markable, although none but the super
stitious would attach any importance
to even such startling coincidences.
Appeals from the 12th district were dis
posed of on yesterday as follows:
Lenoir vs. mining company, trom lhcr-
okee; argued by J. W. Cooper and Ed
ward McCratly, by brief tor npellant.
Walker vs. Scott, from Cherokee; ar
gued by T. F. Davidson for plaintiff, and
C. Smith and J. W. Cooiier tor de
Milliard vs. Ilunsuckcr, from Clay;
alias writ of certiorari allowed and case
State vs. Farmer, from Transylvania;
argued by Attorney General for the
Opinions were filed in the following
State vs. Wilson, from Yancey ; no er
Wiseman vs. Commissioners, from
Mitchell ; appeal dismissed for failure to
prosecute the appeal ; same order made
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Sun's Cotton Review.
New York, December 10. The Sun's
otton review says:
Futures oiiened a little firmer, but
ilmost immediately gave way a few
points under sales to realize. Receipts
it New Orleans coming in full and Liver
pool report not so strong as was ex-
ix-ctcd. 1 hen came the bureau report
causing a decline of 4a5 points and an
unsettled closing. The bureau report is
unduly favorable to a large yield, in fact
t clearly points to 7,750,000 bales, but
lavorable aspects are probably exagger-
ited in rivalry with reports from the
signal service controlled by the war de
partment which has, to the advantage
of the bulls, greatly overdrawn adverse
weather accounts. President Harrison
referred in his message to this disagree
ment and spoke slightingly of the signal
service work. Cotton on the spot was
firm but quiet.
Washington, December 10. The bond
offerings to-day, $1,470,500; all accepted
at 104 for tour and halls, and 127 tor
four per cents.
since the inauguration ot secretary
Windom's policy of reducing the amount
of Government deposits in the National
banks on the 2nd inst., $4,182,000
bonds have been surrendered by the
Mr. G. F. Bason, a well known lawyer
of Chariot te, is stopping at the Battery
Mr. J. W. Adderton, of the firm of Ad-
dcrton & Attison, of Richmond, is now
at the Battery Park.
Gen. E. R. Hampton passed through
town last night on his way to a meeting
of the board of directors of the State
insane asylum at Morganton.
Mr. S. T. Pearson, of Morganton, who
attended the supper of the directors ol
the First National bank hist evening, is
stopping at the Swannanoa.
Mrs. Arthur Litchford, of Rochester,
N. Y., together with her daughter Miss
Alma Litchford, has registered at the
Battery Park and intends tn remain in
Asheville all winter.
Ex-Judge J. C. L. Gudger was in the
city yesterday, as bright and vigorous as
man who hns eiuht years more ma
terial for judicial or any other able pub
lic service in him might look.
Mr. G. North and wife, of New Y'ork,
and Mr. C. P. Russell, of the same place
are at the Battery Park. Mr. Russell has
been recommended to come to Asheville
as the place where he can the sooner re
gain his health.
Mr. F. D. Hatfield, who is a corres
pondent of the Troy Times, is stopping
at the Battery Park. In a late issue of
that paier is a very enthusiastic descrip
tion of Asheville, which he wrote under
the heading of "Arcadia Found."
Captain McBee leaves for Charleston
in a special car this morning at nine
o'clock. He is accompanied by Col. f. B.
Steele, the manager of Battery Park,
who will revisit the former seene of his
business enterprises for the first time
Royal Arcannm Meeting;.
The annual meeting of the French
Broad council of the Royal Arcanum,
No. 701 took place the other night and
the following officers were elected for the
Regent, Dr. D. T. Millard; vice regent,
Dr. M H. Fletcher; orator, T. W. Pat
ton; post regent, W. T. Peniiimiin; secre
tary, S. Lipinsky; vice secretary, E. I
Holmes; treasurer, S. Hammershlag;
chaplain, J. S. West; guide, T. L. Hynd
man; warden, W. H. Cook; sentinel, K.
R. Woody; organist, Geo. Henderson.
Public Schools to Close.
By order of the committee the public
schools of the citv will close to-day at
11.15 o'clock se that the children where
parents so desire, may have nn opportu
nity to attend the services to be held in
the Central Methodist church in memory
ot the late Mr. uavis. Kespecttully,
P. P. Claxton, Siipt
A special communication of Asheville
Lodge. 410. A. t . and A. M., will be held
Wednesday evening at 7.30 o'clock
sharp. Work in third. Brethren cor
dially invited. , J. A. Conant,
RAILROAD MASS MEETING.
EVERY PORTION OK THE
Resolutions passed Requesting
the County Commissioners to
Submit to the Voters the Ques
tion of Railroad Subscriptions.
It is a curious fact that it has been urged
to the prejudice of the proposed railroad
appropriation, that it tends most di
rectly to the improvement of Asheville,
and is of comparatively slight im
portance to the country townships ; and
yet in the crowd of good, earnest and
thoughtful men assembled in the court
house at noonyesterday, a sparse sprink
ling of Asheville faces appeared.
Good men from Avery's Creek, Fair
view, Leicester, Sandy Mush, Flat Creek,
in short, from every one of the country
townships were present and indicated
plainly the intense interest they felt.
These gentlemen were certainly right,
whether they represent the majority of the
voters of their respective neighborhoods
or not. We repeat, they are right now,
and this fact will lie proven in the not
distant future. We believethat aproposi
tion submitted fairly, and fully discussed,
and plainly stated in u common sense
manner, such as reaches the reason of
our common sense men and commends
itself to their judgment, will receive a
large vote in each one of the townships
outside of Asheville.
We hope that such a proposition will
also be supported by the popular vote ol
Asheville, but we confess, the indifference
manifested by Asheville people, and their
carelessness yesterday in attending the
mass meeting, to which men bad come
from every corner of the county, and
even from other States, tends to dis
courage us. We try to find a cause for it,
but with limited success; can it be, that
citizens of the most go-ahead town ot
the South are blind to theirown interest?
Surely not, but they too, like all sensible
men, only wait to have the plans pro
posed fully matured, and when con
vinced that this has been done, they will,
to a man.speakout thcirmimlsin favorof
securing additional railroads. Their non
attendance docs not argue indifference,
but only a determination, which is com
mendable in all men to, "look before
The country people are not, by any
means, indilferent. 1 hey turned out in
goodly numbers, and selected their own
chairman, Capt. W. E. Weaver, of Flat
Creek, who, on taking this position
both honorable and well deserved, ex
pressed his opinion in no uncertain
words, that this was the golden op
portunity for Buncombe o accept, if she
The representatives of the press were
appointed secretaries ; and the speaking
was well begun by Captain Atkinson,
who, besides stating plain facts, and on
these basing most logical arguments,
submitted the following resolutions:
Resolved, That the commissioners of
this county arc hereby requested at their
next meeting, either called or regular, to
submit to the voters of this county the
following proposition, to lie determined
it the ballot-box on a day to be designa
ted by said board, to subscrilie $200,000
to the Atlanta, Asheville and Baltimore
Railroad Company, payable in county
bonds, running thirty years, with six ;er
cent, interest, provided said company
shall commence in good faith to build
said road within ninety days from the
vote on said proposition; and if the said
A., A. cell. K. R. Lompany shall not in
good faith commence said work of con
struction, then the commissioners in the
submission of this proposition may name
iny other road or roads to which the
subscription ot tins sum shall lie given.
And further, the said commissioners
are reciuested to submit in the same way
a subscription of a like amount to the
Camden, Chester and Gaffney City and
Polk County Kailroad Company, on the
condition that the authorities of said
road shall satisty said commissioners
that they will, within a reasonable
time, commence the construction of their
id in this county. If the said Camden,
Chester and Gaffney City and Polk
County Kailroad Company shall not
within such tune as the said commis
sioners may determine, avail themselves
of the terms and times designated, then,
and in that event, the commissioners
mav subscrilie to any other company the
sum of $100,000 to the Asheville anil the
Tennessee Railroad Company, to the
Carolina, Knoxville and Western Rail
road, or any other company that may
build a railroad through the townships
of Leicester and Sandy Mush, this
county, and a like sum ot $100,000 to
the Carolina Central or any other com
panv that may be found to build a rail
road from the City of Asheville through
the township of rairview.
Resolved, That in the event that no
railroad is built through the townships
of Leicester and sandv Mush, then said
townships shall be entitled to $100,000
to be applied totliebuiidingoi macadam
ized roads or such other roads as they
may determine best for them and the
same shall be the case in regard to the
townshiu of rairview. It is further re
quested of said commissioners that the
proposition shall Ik- submitted in such a
way that no railroad company shall
enter any subscription to their stock or
have any ot their bonds delivered to them
until nnennincer appointed by thecounty
authorities has certified to the board of
commissioners that the said road or
roads have been built and are running
on regular schedule, both freight and
passenger, through the countv, or from
Asheville to the countv line if it be given
to a road that extends from the city to
the county limit.
Capt. Atkinson was followed by Mr,
Farrow, of South Carolina, and he in
turn by Rev. C. D. Smith, who all know
to be the best qualified man in Western
North Carolina to speak of the resources
of this mountain section. He made
most interesting talk, and was followed
by Mr. B. G. Gudger and Mr. Lon Wells,
The venerable Mr. Jacob Sams dis
played the fire of youth in his support of
the proposition. Mr. John Gregg Cham
bers expressed himself with his charac
teristic caution. Mr. AshwortB, of Fair-
view followed in same strain, and Mr.
Reeves, of Sandy Mush, supported elo
quently the views of his brothers from
Leicester, and the following resolutions by
T. W. Patton were unanimously adopted :
Resolved. That this meeting under
stands the resolutions as presented to
request the county commissioners to sub
mit a question that $100,000 be voted
for establishing either railroads or mac
adamized roads in each of the four corn
ers of the county. Railroads, as pro
posed, being preferred, but in case these
cannot be obtained within reasonable
time, then the same amount of money to
lie applied to each section in such other
way as the commissioners may deem
best for such section.
Resolved. That the chairman be re
quested to appoint a committee of four
men from each township to consult with
the voters of the townships, and to meet
at Asheville on the 28th day of December,
1889, and formulate such proposition as
they commend, or as they think will
meet the general approval of the electors
in case an election is ordered.
On motion of Capt. Atkinson, an ex
ecutive committee of five were appointed
who should take charge of the whole
matter with authority to appoint sub
committees as proposed in the above
resolution. On this committee the chair
named Messrs. N. Atkinson, B. G. Gud
ger, G. F. Powell, Dr. J. A. Reagan and
VV. T. Reynolds, and the mass meeting
In Central Methodist Church at is
The ministers who will participate in
the services to-day are requested to as
semble at the Central Methodist church
at 11.45, and take seats in the chancel, to
which they will be conducted by the
For the guidance of all, and to secure
a prompt and punctual attendance, we
repeat the notice of services published on
To be held at the Central Methodist
church at 12 m., Wednesday, Dec. 11, in
Jefferson da vis,
President of 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 11.30 a.m.,
where they will be provided with memo
rial badges, and will proceed in a body to
The services will be opened nt 12 m
Col, I. M. Rav, vice-president of the asso
Voluntary by chair.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. S N. Barker.
Music by choir.
Reading of selections from the burial ser
vice bv Rev. Dr. larvis Buxton.
Becitation of "The Conquered Banner."
by Miss Willie B. Kay.
Addresses by Rev. Dr. J. L. Carroll, Rev.
Dr. W. S. P. Bryan.
Music by choir.
Addresses by Rev. Father White, Rev. Dr.
V. A. Nelson, Kev. Dr. G. l. Knnkin.
Prayer by Rev. Dr. Robertson.
Music by choir.
Benediction by Rev. J. S.Burnett.
Ushers Messrs. J. A. Porter, W. H. Pen-
land, J no. McDowell, v. u. iroy.
The draping of the church will be in
charge Miss F. L. Patton, chairman
Mrs. J. P. Sawyer, Miss Cora Drummond,
Miss Nellie LaBarbe, Mrs. C. E. Graham
All the church bells will be tolled from
11.30 a. in. until 12 in.
All banks, public buildings and stores
nre requested to close between the hours
of 11.30 a. m. and 1.30 p. m.
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
Ol'R PVHLIC HVILDINU.
The Kind of an Edifice Asheville
Is to Have.
In the November architects' and build
ers edition ot the scientific American
published by Messrs. Mtinn & Co., New
York, appears an excellent picture of the
new postoffice and United States court
house to Ik erected in this town. The
building will lie of a modified Roman
esque style ol architecture, the walls
are to lie faced with coursed ashlar to
to top of first story window sills, and
above with selected red and ornamental
brick and terra cotta tiles, cornices to lie
of copper, roof covering of Spanish tiles
Exterior walls to lie furred with terra
cotta to receive plaster. Floors and in
terior partitions will be of wood, and
the first story corridor marble tiled.
Yellow pine will lie used in the joiner
work throughout, and steam heat sup
plied. The size of the building will be
about 104x65 feet. The first floor is to
be devoted to postoffice and internal rev
enue. Courts and court offices to be on
second floor, the court room being 50x34
feet and 24 feet high. The building will
Asheville may be proud of this hand
some and substantial addition to the
city. The immediate need of this build
ing is pressing, and the quicker the gov
ernment gets the building ready for occu
pancy the better served will be the peo
ple of this section of North Carolina.
The republican speaker of the house
Mr. Tom Reid, lets us see what sort of
a man he is, when, upon the election of
the blind chaplain Milburn, he said that
one of the good points about hiin him
was that he "don't bother God, and
never detainsthe house." Evidently Mr.
Reid is one who neither regards God
man or devil in pushing his party ends.
A Demorest Contest.
On Friday evening in the Y. M. C. A
hall will be given an elocutionary con
test by the children. Excellent music
will be rendered by Asheville's best musi
cians. The public are invited to attend.
No admission fee. Exercises beginning
at 8 o'clock.
Let All Who Read This Meet at
the Court House This Mo. nlns;.
All Confederates who are within reach
of Asheville, must remember that never
again will an opportunity be given them
to do honor to their President. The fol
lowing appeal of Col. Ray, is addressed
to every man who ever bore arms in the
lost cause ; it is not confined to those
alone who are residents here, but includ
ing every one who may be here on a visit ;
not alone those who are memliers of the
Veteran Association but one and all.
Let every one respond with earnest fer
vor and punctually attend what may be
the last Confederate roll call :
Fellow Comrades of the Confederate Vet
Our beloved chieftain the ex-President
of the great lost cause Jefferson Davis,
is dead. We honored and obeyed him
when in power; our hearts went out to
him in love and sympathy when broken,
ruslicd and maligned; and now, with
bowed heads and sorrowful hearts we
mourn his death.
His spirit has already joined in a glad
reunion" with the spirits of our fellow
soldiers that have gone before from
battlefields, hospitals and sick chambers.
All that was mortal of him lies in state
n the council chamber of the Citv hall.
New Orleans, and from thence will be
carried to its last resting place, on Wed
nesday, the i ltu instant.
It is fitting that we should meet and
give some outward expression of our
deep sorrow. 1 therefore ask that you
come to the court house promptly
at 11.30 a. m., on Wednesday, to join in
suitable services. I need not urge this
request. There is that in the heart ot
very true southerner that will prompt
him to gladly do reverence to his memory,
in the last sad rites of him whom all civ-
lized nations will yet acknowledge as a
heroic, great and grand character.
Yours in the bonds ot a great bereave
ment, James M. Kay,
Vice President C. V. Association
ODDS AND ENDS.
Add telephone list D. C. Waddell, 93,
The city graded schools will lie closed
this morning at 11.15 o'clock as a mark
of respect to the memory of the late
The Mendelssohn Quintette Club, of
Boston, will be here between the 4th and
6thof January and will give one of their
The Free Kindergarten and Aid So
ciety of Asheville will hold their next
meeting in the Y. M. C. A. hall on Friday
afternoon at 3.30 p. m.
The directors of the First National
Bank sat down yesterday afternoon nt
five o'clock io a good dinner, which was
served in the private dining room of the
The coal famine, for the present at
least, seems to be over. Mr. H. T. Col
lins, of the Asheville Coal Company, in
forms us that they have a plentiful sup
ply of all kinds of coal on hand and can
supply all demands.
An Asheville letter in the New York
Tribune of last Sunday outlines Mr.
George Vanderbilt's plan forraisinggood
beef for market, and of vigorously farm
ing his acres. This letter points out the
advantages of Asheville as a most benefi
cial resort for pulmonary invalids.
It will be noticed bv reference to our
advertising columns, that Messrs. Jenks
&Jcnks, the real estate and insurance
brokers, have secured the agency for this
State of the well known Morris and Ire
land safe, manufactured by the Detroit
Safe Company. Samples of these safes
will be constantly on exhibition at the
offices of the firm on Patton avenue.
In our local columns yesterday it was
stated that a team belonging to Mr.
Stikeleather became unmanageable on
Haywood street, and one of the horses
kicked so violently that he fell down, etc.
Wc learn that a horse on that street was
frightened by the apparition of a carpet
shaken violently in the process of dust
ingenough to shake a wooden horse oft
its propriety. But it was not Mr. Stike-
leather's horse. His teams are so well
trained that it would takean earthquake
to shake their nerves, and they see nil
sorts of sights with philosophic coolness,
and hear the most uncouth sounds with
careless gravity. No one need fear that
our well trained horses will cut up un
A family in this city were the victims
of a practical joke the other night. The
pater familias bad rented a house for the
winter and had just moved into it. What
was his surprise the other moming when
he looked out of his window and saw a
large sign conspicuously posted on his
premises, bearing the familiar legend
House tor Sale. Inquire of ." In
great consternation, he summoned the
other members of his household to gaze
at the sign, and a council of war was
held. The result was that he posted off
to the agent in hot haste to inquire
what he meant by treating him in this
way, when he had already leased him
the house for the season. He went home
a sadder and wiser man. Some rogue
had merely removed the sign from an ad
joining lot and transferred it to his.
In accordance with a resolution adopted
by the meeting of citizens Friday night
lust, I hereby request the citizens of Ashe
ville to close their respective places of
business on Wednesday, the 11th inst.,
at the hour designated for the funeral
obsequies of the late Jefferson Davis, and
repair to the Central Methodist church
for worship, and unite with the people of
this Southland in paving the last sad
tribute of respect to this grand character
whose htework was given his people,
and whose virtues are to remain, and
should be cherished, as the greatest
heritage ot his countrymen.
C. D. Blanton,
Mayor of Asheville.
Monday, Dec. 9th.
THE PROCESSION TO MOVE AT
II M. SHARP.
The Most Imposlnic Obsequies
Ever Known In the South Prom
inent Men from all Portions of
the country to be Present.
New Orleans, December 10. Throngs
of people continued to pour through the
city hull during this morning, embracing,
besides the common multitude, numerous
organizations, schools and societies.
Many distinguished gentlemen trom the
Souiu and leading cities of the section
were also among the visitors. Gen. Ste
phen D. Lee, ot Mississippi, ex-Governor
Lubbock, of Texas, and Gen. P. M. B.
ouug, cavalry leader in the Confeder
acy, paid their respects.
1 lie luncral-wUl be the largest demon
stration ever seen in the South. Every
benevolent organization in the city, the
military, schools, athletic clubs, commer
cial bodies, shipmasters, the tire depart
ment aud the clergy will be largely repre
The route will be about fourmileslong.
The procession will move sharply at 12
clock, and will go up town past the Lee
Circle, in order that the column may be
properly displayed. 1 he funeral ceremo-
les will be conducted on the front ot the
city hall bv Bishops Gallaher, of Louis
iana, and Wilmer, of Alabama, and five
officiating clergyman of the various de
nominations: i-utlier Hubert, of the Jes
uits, Rev. Mr. Thompson, Mr. Davis'
ector at Biloxi, Kev, Dr. Markham, ot
Lalayette Presbyterian church, and Rev.
Messrs. Bakewell and Martin, of the
Episcopal diocese of New Orleans. There
will be ten surpliced clergymen from the
Episcopal church, and other denomina
tions assisting. A surpliced choir ol
thirty-six, uccompanied by an orgau,
will sing the anthem, though 1 Walk
Ibrougu the Valley ot the shadow ot
Death." At the grave the ceremonies
will be conducted by Bishops Gallcher
ind Hugh Miller 1 hompson, ol Missis
sippi. Minule guns will be bred at the
head of Canal street aud at Claiborne
and Canal all day, and at the grave there
will be proper guns and bugle culls us be
comes a military tuueral.
Visiting military organizations will
come trom Mississippi, Alabumu, Texas
and the country parishes ot Louisiana.
floral tributes trom ditfereut sections ol
the South were received to-day, and the
mortuary chamber is tilled to overflow
ing with Ixuulilul designs. A caisson is
being prepared and will be suitably
draped. It is loaned by the Slate, aud
the route has been so arranged that the
car wtll have a smooth passage along the
streets. The religious cxreuiouics urc to
be very brief, and will not occupy more
than a few minutes at the hull. Three
divisions will march out to the cemetery;
the remainder wiil take the funeral curs
at Claiborne street.
Governor Buckner, of Kentucky, is
among the arrivals this morning.
A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
Safest not to Have Riding; Hab
its of too Stout Material.
A young engaged couple, who arc stop
ping at one of our best hotels here, met
with a slight accident the other day.
They do not care to have their names
known and so a bare statement of facts
concerning the nature of the accident
will have to suffice. It was on Monday
morning when they sallied forth on
horseback. The weather was pleasant
and everything betokened an enjoyable
trip. They rode through the city and
then turned into the Beaver Dam road.
After having gone several miles they
came to a little cabin by the wayside.
Their ride had made them thirsty and so
the young man dismounted to get a
drink of water for his companion. As he
opened the gate a dog rushed out and
barked furiously at him. This caused
the young lady's horse to shy and, as
she was taken wholly by surprise, she
was unseated and hauled violently from
her saddle. Unluckily the skirt of her
riding habit was caught in some way
and she was dragged some distance by
the horse before it tore and released her.
She was thrown under the horses feet
and received a violent kick on the arm,
which has left a bad bruise there but
fortunately did not break it. The lady
fainted and was taken into the house,
where she was well taken care of by the
inmates, while the gentleman mounted
his horse and galloped frantically to the
city in search of a doctor. His efforts
were rewarded with success and he re
turned with a doctor and a carriage.
Upon his arrival, it was found that the
lady had not recovered from her faint.
She was lifted into the carriage, after all
remedies had been found useless, and
taken tothe hotel where she laid in a com
atose condition for the remainder of that
day. On Tuesday morning she managed
to get up for a short while, and is now
improving rapidly, and will be none the
worse for her accident, except a bad
bruise on her left arm and the shock to
her nervous system, which might have
proved very serious, since she has some
thing the matter with her heart.
The second night of Signor Bosco's per
formance was opened with a large and
enthusiastic audience. The entertain
ment consisted of the usual optical illu
sions and tricks. After the show was
over the prizes were given to the lucky
holders of the right numbers. The big
fish of the evening were caught by the
Hon. Kope Elias, who drew a castor;
Mr. Gibbs, who carried off a cake basket ;
General Clingman, who walked away
with a rocking chair; and Mr. Cliff, who
was naturally on time, as be received a
CauKht at It.
We are informed that a young man, a
mere lad in fact, some time since sold in
one of our warehouses a lot of tobaccoas
his own, when in truth it belonged to
another party. He was paid for it, and
we suppose the warehouse was the loser.
Yesterday he tried to repeat the game,
and was caught at it. At last accounts
he was in custody of the sheriff. We are
informed that he is from Madison.