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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1889.
DRAPED IN MOURNING.
THE HOl'TH WKEPSI AT THE
OPKN GRAVH OF DAVIS.
Scene" In New Orleantt Attending
tlie Funeral of the Dead states
man CSatherinic of tlie People In
all Sections of the South.
Ni;w Oklkans, December 11. The day,
notwithstanding the threatening and
oppressive character ol the weather dur
ing the past several days, could not
huve been more propitious or beautiful.
The portentous looking clouds of the
night previous and the great banks ol
Heavy top that had prevailed during the
early part of this morning had wholly
disappeared by sevrn o'clock. As the
sun burst forth and a beautiful Southern
summer day dawned for the obsequies ol
the Southern chieftain.
The city is crowded with thousands ot
people representing the prominence,
wealth, and chivalry ot the Southern
States. Six or seven governors are here,
attended by staff, and bringing with
them great delegations of people.
The military parade will be a marked
one. Dozens of companies from Georgia,
Texas, Mississippi and Alabama, are
here, and the Louisiana State National
guards and the volunteer militia, ol
New Orleans, will participate. Thecrush
on the streets promises to equal any
thing that has ever been witnessed here,
on the occasion of the Carnival.
Across in Lafayette square, just oppo
site the city hall, a dense multitude has
gathered, and Canal street and St.
Charles street are cro wded with people
from all over the country.
The floral decorations were added to
this morning. They came from even
State and city in the South and are su
perb in their beauty. The town isdrapeil
from one end to the other in black; resi
dences that were bare of mourning em
blems yesterday are covered this morn
ing, and every bit of bunting there is in
the city flies on the staff at half mast.
At an early hour this morning, the
streets were thronged with soldiers ami
firemen in uniforms. Members of va
rious civil organizations and representa
tives of every prolession, avocation and
association all enroute to theirrespective
incetiug stations, whence, hours later,
they are to concentrate in Lafayette
As soon as the doors of the city hall
were opened a stream of citizens began
to pour into the death chamber to take
a farewell view ot the remains of the fa
mous confederate leader. The crowds ol
visitors were even greater than that yes
terday, there being hundreds of people
from abroad whose visit to the city had
been delayed till to-day.
It was not until 1.30 o'clock that the
lid of the casket closed down forever
upon the features of the dead. The re
mains were then conveyed to the front
portico of the city hall building, where
the simple hut impressive rites ol the
Episcopal church wire performed.
Lalayette square in trout of the citv
hall, and the streets were densely
packed with eople, anil the balconies
and everv available space from which the
pageant can be viewed is crowded in the
In obedience to the universal request
Mr. Davis was given a tunern! in full ac
cord with his suierior rank as a military
officer; in addition to which numerous
civil and other organizations combined
to render the cortege to-day in all re
spects the most imposing, not only with
reference to numbers, but in point and
circumstance of its elaborate ceremonial.
There are participating in the obsequies
of the father of the Confederacy to-day,
besides the veterans of the lost cause
who have once again been called upon to
close up their decimated ranks, many
gallant soldiers whose unflinching valor
displayed on numerous hotly contested
fields resulted, not uiilrequcntry in both
glory and victory to the stars and
striies. The following gentlemen acted
as pall bearers:
Gen. George V. Jones, of Iowa ; Hon.
Charles E. Fenncr, of Louisiana; Sawyer
Hay ward, of Mississippi ; Hon. Thomas
II. Watts, of Alabama, meii.berof Presi
dent Davis' cabinet. The honorary pall
Gov. Francis T. Nichols, of Louisiana;
Gov. Robert Lowry, ol Mississippi ; Gov.
S. U. Buckncr, of Kentucky; Gov. John
B. Gordon, of Georgia ;5ov. J. S. Rich
ardson, ot South Carolina; Gov. D. G.
Fowlc, of North Carolina; Gov. F. P.
Fleming, of Florida; Gov. Jas. 1. Eagle,
About 12 o'clock the casket was con
veyed from the memorial rooms to the
improvised catafalque in the centre ol
the front portico, where the massive
pillars were entwined with a profusion
of crape. Over the casket was thrown
soft folds of a silken flag of the lost cause,
as also the glittering sabre with which
the dead soldier had carved fame and
honor for himself, and glory and victory
for bis country on the crimson fields ol
Chapultcpec and Monterey. Iumiedi
ately surrounding the coffin were the
clergy and armed sentries, they being the
only persons admitted to a place on the
portico during the service. The relatives
of the deceased were assigned to seats in
the mayor's parlor, from the windows ol
which they were enabled to witness the
The obsequies, which were acccording
to the rituul of the Episcopal church,
were conducted by Bishop Gallaher, as
sisted by tiye officiating clergymen ol
various denominations as following:
Father Hubert, Rev. Mr. Thompson,
Mr. Da-vis'.rector nt Biloxi, Miss., Rev.
Dr. Markhain, Kcv. Mr. Bakewcll, and
Rev. Mr. Martin. There were altogether
fullv twentv suruliced ministers besides
the attendance of numerous clergy of
different denominations Irom various
Southern Stales. A surpliced choir of 36
voices, accompanied by the organ, sang
the anthem: "Through the Vallev of
the Shadow of Death," after which
Bishop Gallaher made an address.
Following Ilishop Gallaher Rev. Dr.
Markham read the lesson, while Rev. Mr.
Martin repeated the psalm, the Rev. Mr.
Bakewell versicles, und the kcv. Thomp
son the creed, and thus euded the ser
vices at the city hall, which, although
simple and brief, were wonderfully im
pressive. During this period an immense
throng, representing every conceivable
variety of religious and social predilec
tion, profession and nationality stood in
reverential silence, and with heads un
covered. At the conclusion of the reli
gious services, the casket was borne by a
detachment of soldier to the handsomely
decorated caisson which bad been espe
cially prepared lor its reception, aud on
which it was to be conveyed to the cemetery-.
From the caisson arises a catafalque
consisting of a unique and beautifully de
signed canopy measuring eight feet in
length nnd four in width, and supported
by six bronze cannon braced with musk
ets. The dome of the canopy is orna
mented in bronze with furled United
States flags draped upon either side.
The sides of the catafalque are superbly
draped in black cloth, with bullion
f inges and gimp.
The casket rested on a slight elevation,
and the caisson was drawn by six black
horses, two abreast, caparisoned in ar
tillery harness and plumes, und each ani
mal is led by a soldier in uniform.
With marvelous military precision, the
V irious battalions wheeled into line,
preceded by a detachment of the city po
lice, and followed in turn by the clergy,
pallliearers, and so on, in respective or
der, until the mammoth procession was
The procession, after leaving the city
hall, proceeded up St. Charles street to
Calliope, and from Calliope into Camp,
thence to Chat res, to St. Louis, to Royal
and Canal, in the direct route to the
cemetery. It was nil hour and ten mill
utes passing a given point.
As the grand funeral cortege traveled
the streets, from the turrets of every
church n knell was tolled.
The clank of sabres and tramp of iron-
shod leet re-echoed along the intermina
ble lines, while the soul-subduing dirges
mended with the solemn booming ol
The parts of the city not directly lo
cated on the line of march, or in any
wise remote from the scene of pageant
were to-day literally depopulated, their
inhabitants having gathered in countless
numbers on the banquettes and in other
places from which nil easy view ol
the marching columns could be had.
Charlottesville, Va., December 11.
Jefferson Davis memorial services were
attended by the local military and Con-
lencrnte veterans. I he hells were rung
and business suspended,
Atlanta, Oil, December 1 1. The me
morial services were held to-day in al
most every town in Georgia during the
hour of the funeral of Mr. Davis. In At
lanta services were held at the State cap-
itol which was profusely draped in
mourning. 1 he procession to the cam
tol, to the music of a funeral dirge, was
a mile long, the confederate survivors of
the city leading. Over a thousand
school children, the military and the lire
department with apparatus draped in
mourning, were in line. Business was
generally suspended during the morn
WiNCiiiiSTKR, Va., DecemlxT II. Bells
were tolled, stores were closed, and busi
ness suseuded during the Davis memo
rial services, which were held from 12 to
12.30 to-dnv. The services were attended
by the Confederate veterans and citizens.
LvNCUUVRr., Va., December 11. Me
morial services were held in all the Epis
copal churches of the citv at noon, and
the city hells were tolled in memory ol
Ralkk.ii, N. C, December 11. All the
State offices were closed to-day and busi
ness suspended during the hours of the
lutieral of Jefferson Davis. Elaborate
memorial services were held in the Met
ropolitan hall, which was heavily draped.
A great crowd was in attendance. A
touching funeral oration of rare elo
quence was delivered by Rev. Dr. I. V.
Watkins, who had been a Confederate
soldier four years.
Stainton, Va., December 11. The
hour of Jefferson Davis' funeral was ob
served here by the firing of cannon and
tolling of church bells.
Norfolk, Va., December 11. From
12 to 3 o'clock to-day all business was
suspended in Norfolk, Portsmouth nnd
the surrounding towns, uud the people
turned out en masse to attend services in
honor of the memory of cx-I'resident
Davis. All the shipping in the harbor
put their flags at half mast, and minute
guns were tired during the hours ot the
luncrnl exercises, w Inch were composed
of prayer, selections from the Bible,
funeral orations and music. The public,
private and business houses were draKil,
and the streets wore n funeral aspect
that marked the burial days of General
Lee, President Garfield, and General
IN ROME, GA.
Rome, Gn December 11. Crape could
lie seen on all sides to-dny between the
hours of 11 and 1 o'clock. All business
was suspended ; bells were tolled
in nil parts of the city, as a large crowd
gathered to take part in the memorial
services in honor of the memory of Jeffer
Col.l MHlA, S. C, Dccemlier 11. The
Legislature convened in joint assembly
at noon to-dny to hold memorial ser
vices in honor of Jefferson Davis. At the
same hour another memorial service took
place at the city hall, under the auspices
of the city government, the Confederate
survivors, and the ladies memorial asso
ciation. Both services were largely at
tended. At the State services addresses were
made by General John Johnson fingood,
C. S. A., who is also an ex-governor,
(ieneral ohn Brntton, C. S. A., Col. A.
C. Haskell, C. S. A., and General John D.
Kennedy, C. S. A., lately returned minis
ter to China. The addresses were strik
ing testimonials of the strong hold Mr.
Davis had on the affections of the South
ern people. Tears tilled many eyes in
genuine sorrow and regret for their dead
leader. No such manifestation has oc
curred in South Carolina since Calhoun's
death, and it is safe to say that this was
the most spontaneous nnd heartfelt.
Main street is dra)cd in mourning.
Minute guns were tired during the fun
Wilmington, N. C, December 11.
The meraoriul services in honor of the
late President Davis were of a most im
posing and impressive character. Busi
ness was entirely suspended. The opera
house was filled from pit to dome and
hundreds of people were unable to gain
admission. Eloquent and feeling ad
dresses were delivered by Hon. George
Davis, ex-attorney general of the Con
federate States, ex-lieutenant governor
Steadman, Hon. A. M. Waddell, Col. J.
D. Taylor, Rev. Dr. Pritchard, and Rev.
W. S. Creasy. The complimentary allu
sion was made by Col. Waddell to the
resolution of the grand army of the re
public, of New Orleans, to participate in
the funeral services was warmly ap
plauded. All the addresses were conser
vative and patriotic in tone, being en
tirely free from sectional feeling.
Arta L. Cody, daughter of "Buffalo
Bill," recently married Morton S. Boat,
of North Platte, Neb. Mr. Boal is an
American citizen, wearing no gilded
coronet, destitute of pawntickets and
completely out of debt. It is still evident
that tfullulo bill is still loyal to bis
Centennial of PreHldeut Vanh
liiKtoii's Inauunra Ion.
Washington, Dccemlier 11. SENATE.
The Vice-President presided over the
senate to-day. The first part of the re
publican program in reference to pro
viding positions on committees for the
new senators was carried out by the
resignation of senators Merrill, Hiscock.
Dawes, Hoar, Allison, F'rye and Mander
sou, ol their positions on the committees
of census, irrigation, transportation
routes to seaboard, claims, organization
and conduct of executive departments,
and on civil service and retrenchment,
respectively. Their successors on those
committees are still to be announced.
Among the bills introduced and re
ferred were the following:
By Mr. Hoar, for a statue and monu
ment to James Madison.
By Mr. Call, the following joint resolu
tion : "That the President be, and he is
hereby authorized and requested to open
negotiations with the government oi
Spain, tor the purpose ot inducing
that government to consent to the
establishment m the island of Cuba
of a free and independent republic
such consent to be given upon the
payment oy Culm to the govern
ment of Spain of such sum of money
as may be equivalent, both to the
value of public property belonging to
Spain, in said island, nnd to the re
linquishment ot her sovereign rights,
and also, securing bv treaty of such
commercial advantages as may be stipu
A message was received from the house
to the effect that that hodv was now in
session and ready to proceed with the
ceremonies in commemoration of the
inauguration of George Washington, first
President of the t'nitcd States, and
thereupon, on motion of Mr. Iugnlls, the
senate at U.oo, proceeded to the hall ol
the house. At J. 4r it returned, and im
IIOl'SE. Immediately after the chap
lain's prayer, Mr. Cuminings, of New
Vork, from the ceremonial committee
reported the order ol arrangement, and
it w as adopted. The house then at 12.20
took recess for twenty-five minutes.
After the recess, a resolution was
adopted directing the clerk to inform the
senate, that the house was in session,
and ready to proceed with the cere
At the request of the speaker, members
then retired to tlicscntsussigncdtolhcm
I'pou conclusion of the centennial cere
monies the house was called to order,
but immediately adjourned.
Another Calamity aud Thirteen
Johnstown, Pa., December 11. Again
has this ill-'hted town been visited with
disaster. This time, instead of water, it
was the cry of fire in the theatre that
sent nearly a score of lives into eternity,
and maimed fully seventy-five others,
manvofwhom are probably fatallv in
jured. Park's opera house, where the
catastrophe occurred, is a three story
building situated on Main street, near
the corner of Franklin, and was used as
a dining room for several months after
the flood. The building has for a long
time been considered unsafe, and many
people could not be hired to attend any
kind of entertainments there. There
were about five hundred persons, princi
pally women and children, in the house
last night. About 10.30 o'clock as the
performance was about closing, thirc
was an alarm of fire sounded by a fire
man stationed on the corner near the
opera house, caused by the discovery ol
lire in Dr. Wnkchclds stable in kcrnvillc.
The alarm being sounded so close bv
greatly excited the audience, and they im
mediately tushed tor the street. 1 hey
were met at the entrance bv a crowd
from the outside who thought the fire
was in the opera house. The crowds
coming together on the close stairway,
not over six tret wide, and the trantic
efforts of those in the rear of the out
coming crowd caused a terrible jam,
which was made still worse oy persons
jumping Irom the galleries on the heads
of those on the stairs. The firemen had
to turn their hose on those oil the out
side to case the jam ; and when the in
jured could be gotten at, the stairway
was found . to he piled almost to the
level of the upper floor, with the dead
and dving. Thirteen persons were taken
The supreme Court ConfirniH the
Death Sentence of Two Men.
The supreme court yesterday confirmed
the decisions of the superior courts in the
murder cases of Panckev, from Mont
gomery county, and Wilson, from Yancey
countv. Both these men were sentenced
to lie hanged for murder, and npicaleil
to the supreme court. The decision ol this
tribunal will be certihed down to the
Governor, who will appoint the time for
the execution ot the sentences.
John Wilson shot and killed Tom
Edge nt a shooting match. Wilson was
drunk, nnd turning around, without
provocation, told Edge be was going to
kill him. Suiting the action to the word,
he shot Edge killing him. The main point
raised in Wilson's defence was that he
was drunk and should not be held ac
countable. The court had no official
sympathy with this objection.
1'anckcv killed Columbus Ixnk in a
quarrel which arose from a remark made
about a man named Green,' by Leak.
Panckev resented the remark and ntter
some words, he shot Leak and killed
him. Both were at the house ot a mutual
friend taking dinner.
A decision was also rendered in the
case of the R. & D. road vs. the R. & G.
road, involving the right of way for a
railroad track at Henderson. The
decision was in favor of the R. & G.
1 he Hovle case is set tor this week and
will probably come up for hearing on
Washington. Decem'ier 10. The bond
offerings To-day. $577,850; all accepted
at 127 tor four and hulls, and 104 for
four per cents.
' The Weather Tona,
Washington, December . 11. Indica
tions for North Carolina. Fair, Thurs
day and Friday; northwesterly winds;
Special business will be transacted at
the meeting of the Free Kindergarten,
Fridav afternoon at 3.30 o'clock. A
large attendance is requested.
THE MEMORIAL MEETING,
ASHKVII.I.F'S TKIBITK TO
THE DEAD STATESMAN.
The Beautiful and Appropriate
CerenionleH In Central Metho
dlHt Church YeNterclay Touch-
IniC MuhIc, F.loqueul OralloiiH.
Our people yesterday generally united
with the people of the whole South in
the last sad tribute to the dead chieftain.
Heart answered to heart, and tear fol
lowed tear as, at the appointed moment,
all seemed to stand by the side of the
urave opened to receive all that was
mortal of him so universally beloved
and respected, to hear the clods fall upon
the coffin lid, to hear the solemn "dust
to dust, earth to earth, ashes to ashes,"
to feel the sudden startling throb at this
reminder that this was the last of earth
for Jefferson Davis, and that to us
the sign was thus given that to him
was now opened up the book of life, and
that here we would see him no more for
ever. There among those who gathered
here yesterday were many who knew
him in the flesh, some who had stood by
him in the battlefield, who had shared
with him the secrets of the council, who
had been governed by him through Un
wisdom of his statesmanship, who went
to the campaign under the guidance of
his military genius. There were women,
mothers nnd wives and sisters who were
patient, silent, uncomplaining sufferers,
through their husbands and sons, of the
pains and the sorrows of the long war,
to whom the name of Jefferson Davis
was a familiar one, to them ennobled by
heroism and wisdom, and afterwards
sanctified by persecution and long manly
endurance of wrong; and there was the
younger generation, to whom the past
had become history, but who had grown
up, to idolize courage, to reverence wis
dom, to do honor to character, to ad
mire the virtues of fortitude, and who
might find so near them in their own
day and time a living illustration of the
ideal hero of the pages of ancient his
tory. And these all gathered to share in
the last sad tribute of honor, love and
veneration. The day was a bright nnd
beautiful one, as if nature was telling us
that death was the gateway to immor
tality, and that its gateways were not
to be shrouded with the emblems of sor
row. Vet humanity must yield to its in
firmities aud be slow to sec what so
cheers the eye of faith ; therefore it found
expression for its emotions ill those out
ward saddening signs of drooping flags,
and trailing drapery and tolling bells,
and the streets of the city were sad in the
profusion of funereal vesture, suspended
from the front of, we may say, evei;
building, public and private; and al'
those buildings were closed, all business
suspended, and the streets wore the sol
emnity of the Sabbath. Through them
throngs of men, of ladies and children
passed on to the point of ehiclcst inter
est, the Central Methodist church, the
ample space of which offered the largest
accommodation to the gathering crowd.
The large auditorium was appropriately
hung with the emblems of mourning.
The portrait of Mr. Davis was sur
rounded by flags draped in crape, ami
near by in undraped splendor was dis
played the flag of the I'nion ; the pulpit
was festooned with the sad drapery, the
galleries, the chandeliers and other prom
inent points being likewise enshrouded.
A large number were nbeady seated
when a most striking body entered the
building, the pupils of the Asheiillc Fe
male College in their picturesque uniform
caps and their neat and comely unilorm
costume, and took their scats on the
right hand of the chancel. A little while,
and then entered the head of the column
of Confederate veterans. As their ap
proach was made known, the whole au
dience rose as by one impulse and re
ceived them , standing, and remained
standing until the veterans were seated
a touching tribute to valor and fidel
ity. The clergy then entered and took
their seats in the chancel, all denomina
tions being represented except the Ro
man Catholic, Futher White, who was
included in the program, having been un
expectedly called away. Professor Kner-
inger, as a prelude to the exercises.
opened with a fine voluntary on the or
gan; and then Rev. Dr. Barker, President
of the Female College, solemnly and im
pressively uttered an eloquent prayer.
Then the choir, composed of eight gen
tlemen, with the accompaniment of the
organ, beautifully and touebingly sang
the anthem "Call of the Roll on High."
Music never to our car, und to our heart,
seemed to have had such pathos, such
eloquence, such holiness; for it came
home to all of us, as we looked at the
thin ranks of the veterans before us, how
often they had heard the roll call to ser
vice on the field, how after battle they
had found the response feebler and
fewer, how, as time passed on, the num
liers still lessened, and how, if they were
asked for their comrades, the answer
would come, "Gone to answer the roll
call on high."
Then came the reading of selections
from the burial service, bv the Rev. Dr.
Buxton, nobly and impressively done,
the sublime scriptural language lending
its form and spirit with a peculiar sig
nificance under conditions so fitted to n
preciateits grand solemnity.
The reading of "The Conquered Ban
ner" bv Miss Willie Rav then followed.
Then the first address iiMn the program.
by the Rev. J. L. Carroll, followed. His
topic was "the life of Mr. Davis, an illus
tration of God's fulfilled promise of
blessings upon those who love him,
founded upon the Inst three vereses of
the 90th psalm. The ajdrcss was a
noble piece of christian eloquence.
spoken with admirable effect, in tone
and gesture noble and impressive, and
in language forcible, in illustration full
and instructive, and in facts strong and
convincing. We hope to present this fine
addesss in full, and therefore will not
forestall the effect of its publication ex
empt to refer to the statement, and also
the truth, that Mr. Davis was an emi
nently true, practical and humble
christian man, no formalist, but living
up to his prolession; a trait that has
been denied by his detractors, and not
always accorded by friends who were not
in close intercourse with him.
This was followed by an address by
Rev. W. S. P. Bryan, which will lie found
in our columns, and speaks for itself. It
derived additional interest from the ani
mation and impressive elocution of the
speaker, and was a grand contribution
to the interest of the occasion.
The choir then sang, with fine clTcct,
and to new and effective arrangement.
"Rock of Ages"; and then, after slight
interval, the anthem, "Pass over the
River, and Rest t'uder the Shade of the
Tree," the touching dying words of glo
rious Stonewall nckson, ns bis wander
ing dreamings invested nil around him
with the daily scenes of warfare, and
when rest and shade came to his
thoughts as the most treasured of de
lights, foreshadowiugs ot the blessed rest
on which he was soon to enter. How
appropriate to Jefferson Davis, wounded
not in body but in soul, craving for the
rest that death would give him, amlliml
ing it at last in the grave opened for him
yesterday. The choir interpreted the
sentiment touchingly and beautifully,
and the large audience hung in rapt ami
tearful hearing upon the solemn tender
The Rev. Dr. W. A. Nelson followed in
a brief address, closing it somewhat pre
maturely in thoughtful consideration ol'
the patience of his hearers.
The Rev. Dr. Rankin then followed
with an address, a copy of which we ob
tained, and which we have the good for
tune to publish. It was listened to with
profound interest, and will repay perusal
as abounding in original thoughtclothed
in strong, clear and elegant language.
A prayer by the Rev. Dr. J. D. Kobcr
son, followed by the hymn, "Rest," by
the choir, nnd then a benediction bv the
venerable Rev. J. S. Burnett, and then
the exercises of the day closed.
We would not close without reference
to the admirable conduct of the cere
monials under the able administration of
them by Col. J. M. Ray, who, as vice
president of the Confcncrate veterans'
association, opened and conducted them.
His opening remarks were graceful, im
pulsive and timely; nnd we thank him
lor disabusing n sentiment that this oc
casion might be one as a vent for disloy
alty. On the contrary, he showed it to
be a memory of the past, of the heroic
deeds on the field, of sacrifice, of suffer
ing, of mournful remembrances of those
who had died, and especially of him who
was the impersonation of their ideas,
their deeds, their sufferings. Losing him,
surrounding his bier, lowering him into
the grave, and leaving him with his
God, they turned away from the past,
buried all vain regrets, all unattainable
hopes, and went forth to meet the future
with brave hearts and untarnished loy
alty. The program was carried out fault
lessly, and the citizens of Asheville can
say with conscious pride that they well
acted their part in this day of general,
simultaneous Southern mourning.
Mr. Chas. B. Draper, of Ocononiowoc,
Wis., is staying at the Battery Park.
Mr. S. L. Rogers, of Franklin, the clerk
of the superior court, is at the Grand
Mr. J. W. Cone, of II. Cone & Sons,
wholesale grocers in Baltimore, hasregis
tered at the Grand Central.
Mr. J. M. Dickson, who represents a
large shoe house in Ilarrisburg, Pa., is
now at the Grand Central.
Mr. C. II. Hopkins, who represents the
Baltimore Standard Oil Company, is
stopping at the Swaniianoa.
Among the guests nt the Grand Central
is Mr. M. A. Gee, the manager of the
Tuekascegee Lumber Company.
Mr. J. G. McMillan, who represents a
large harness house in Knoxvillc, is one
of yesterday's arrivals at the Swan
iianoa. Mr. Charles W. Jenks. of the new Ashe
ville firm of Jenks & Jenks, in the real es
tate and insurance business, reached the
city last evening.
Mrs. J. Munday, of Franklin, has been
on n visit to her parents in Tennessee,
and stopped over in Asheville at the
Grand Central on her way back.
The firm of C. M. McClung, hardware
dealers of Knoxvillc, has ns representa
tive in Asheville, Mr. J. A. Collins, who
is located at the Grand Central.
Mr. Ernest L. Ewbank, of Ilcndtrson
ville, N. C, representing the North
western Mutual Life InsiiranccCompany
of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is in the citv.
Mr. Ewbank in our ndvertisingcolnmns
exhibits a policy record of Rev. J. L.
Carroll of this place, very creditable to
Mr. and Mrs. Payne, of Willinmsport,
Fa., who have been stopping nt the Bat
tery Park, leave for their home to-dav.
Mr. Pavne came here on account of his
health, nnd has been much benefited by
his stay. He is very much interested in
athletics, nnd was the best pull-back in
his college days, that Lafayette college
has ever seen.
A liKNEROl'S SICNTIMF.NT.
The Knox ville Journal Talks like
We gladly give place to the following
generous sentiment expressed by the
Knoxvillc Journal of yesterday. Thai
paper is republican, sometimes extreme
ill its partisanship; hut on such occas
ions as the present sad one, is broad,
liberal and magnanimous, The Journal
rightly reads the Southern heart, lightly
comprehends the reasons lor its presen.
sorrow, rightly sees the perfect justice oi
its action; and wisely sees and avows
that there is no disloyalty in it. Wi
thank the Journal lor its manly candor,
and its noble conception of Southen.
character. We commend its example ti
some of our State republican papers,
who could give no more cousiderutioi
to an event that moves a whole peoph
than to note it incidentally as an item ot
The Journal says:
As one who fought against seeessioi.
at the ballot-box and in the field; as
one who never drew a sympathetic
breath lor the Southern rebellion, am.
one who was born ill the South anil has
always lived in the South, we can cor
dially endorse what is saiil by General
ISaynlan, the veteran Washington cor
respondent of the Commercial Gazette,
of the Southern people in the following
"Tlie mourning for Mr. Davis is deep
and sincere. It is not u mauilestaiion oi
disloyalty. To the Southern mind hi
represents their heroic days in the field,
anil the undaunted heroism and sell-sac-nliccs
of those at home. He was then
leader, and in a peculiar sense the imper
sonation ol their deleats. They will tun.
from his grave with no regrets thatseees
sion did not succeed. Think harshlv and
righteously, as one will and shoul.i, oi
the crime of treason, there yet must bi
for every manly heart u deep pathos in
the spectacle of a great people thus sin
cerely mourning a fallen leader of a dead
and forever buried cause."
That there is general mourning for
Jefferson Davis throughout the south,
there can be no mistake ; but it is not a
manifestation ot disloyalty to the govern
ment ol the United States. The masses
ol the men w.io fought in the rebel army
are loyal to-day to their country's Hag
Around the stars and bars ol the lost
cause cluster, to them, many sacrcu
memories; but to thciu it is dead loiever,
and around the stars aud stripes clustei
their living hopes and amliitioiis. They
do not regret that seetssion didn't
succeed. On the contrary, most of them
are glad it did not. No class ot men on
earth have a more glorious heritage to
bequeath to their posterity, or a record
for which they have greater reason to be
proud, than the boys in blue, whose
strong anus and patriotic valor rescued
the country from the malcstroin of si ces
sion, and they would not if they could,
deprive the confederate veteran of the
privilege of shedding a tear upon the
grave of the dead chieftain of their lost
cause lost forever.
A Negro Row and a Ilarroom
The colored swells had a dance at Bob
I Hunt's Tuesday night, which ended in a
quarrel. The parties concerned, all col
ored, were Turner Howell and John
Stockton, who are employed at Mr. Me
linite's butcher shop and Charlie Haines,
who works at Minuiniigh's. Turner
kicked a small boy and was thereupon
assaulted by Charlie with a beer bottle.
He then struck Charlie with his fist. The
affair was stopped by the bystanders
seizing Turner und taking him away.
John Stockton then took Turner's part
and cut Charlie so badly with a razor in
the side that he may not recover from
his wounds. Stockton escaped and has
not been found Mnce.
Roberts, who was up before the
mayor yesterday morning on Un
charge of having stolen tobacco at
the warehouses and then sold it there as
his own, was granted a continuance ol
trial until Saturday, bv which time he
could get his father here.
John Jones, colored, went into Mr.
Muller's saloon yesterday afternoon and
struck a match on the top of the counter.
The barkeeper ordered him out. lie
went out but returned shortly after with
a large stone in his hand which he hurled
at the barkeeper. He luckily missed him
lint broke a number of bottles standing
behind the bar. Jones then turned and
ran. The barkeeper went for his pistol
and pursued him. As the street was
crowded he was unable to shoot at the
darkey for fear of hitting sonic one. He
was stopped by the sheriff" before he
could fire and the darkcv was arrested
by officer Colii.is and locked up in the
Cases from the 12th district were taken
up anil disposeil ot as follows yesterday:
State vs. Cooper, from Graham ; argued
by the attorney general for the State;
no counsel contra.
State vs. Wheeler, from BuncomlK-;
argued by the attorney general for the
State; no counsel contra.
Wilson vs. Fowler; argued by J. C. L.
Gudgcr and T. F. Davidson lor the
plaintiff; George H. Sniuthcrs for the de
fendant. State vs. Woods; argued bv the at
torney general ; no counsel contra.
State vs. Chastain; argued by the at
torney general for the State; J. W
Cooper for the defendant.
Parton vs. Boyd; argued by George II.
Smathers for the plaintiff; no counsel
State vs. Grant; argued by the at
torney general for the State; F. C.
Fisher for the defendant.
State vs. Henry; motion by the at
torney general to affirm judgment of the
Randall vs. R. & D. R. R. Co., from
Madison ;argucd by F. H. Busbee for the
defendant ; no counsel for the plaintiff.
V. M. C. A.
All young men are cordially invited to
attend the meetine for vounc men nt the
j Young Men's Christian Association to
' night at 8 o'clock. The meeting will be
led by Mr. Arthur Robinson. Subject:
"For or Against." Matt, x: 32-39;
IOO VI-ARS SINCE WASHING
TON WAS INAIGIUATI-U.
Celebration of the Ureat i:ent
In the Mull of the Houne ot
KeprcHeiuuUvea Yesterday A
Washington, December 11. The hour
.or holding LUc ceremonies in couimciuo
.uuuti ol tlie inauguration ol George
Ausuiugtoii us Hie tost t'lesidtni ol tne
limiU Mutes having On u nxed at 1
j ciocK lo-uuy, the appearance oi tin null
l tlie huuse oi repiesiututivcs was an
unusual unc. X he airuugeiiieius on the
.loor were aunuratiiy suued to take ad
vantage ol every loot ol avauubie space,
in tuc una in Hum ul the speaker s desk
Acre placed massive euans ana scats lor
.tie uecuiuiiiouaLiou ol tlie t'resideiit and
.ns cabinet and the jusiices ol the su
preme court. 1 he two noiit rows on tnc
. i publican side were riseied lor tuc dip
.uiiuiiic corps, wuue tuc corresponding
-e.us on the democratic side wtie
assigned to tne district judiciary and
.niniucis ol the couit ot claims. Meth
ods ol the international American Cou-ii-icucc
and the .Murine Loincrcucc were
assigned seats to the rear ot loose to be
-ccupied by the diplomatic corps. Nearly
me whole ot .. light wing ol the ili.ini
ucr was reset ved tor seuatois aud repre
sentatives, uud m the triangular spaces
uclmid tile sellil-circleol desks wcie placed
ciiuirs and solas lor the aceouiinouaiiou
ol uistmuisued invited guests. While
itie galienes (to which admission was to
ue nad Oy ticket only) weic couilortahly
mil, tui-rc was uu absence ol crush
.iiutiud the doors which has cliaructer
zcd similar occasions in the past.
In a private gallery were scatad Mrs.
Fmler, wne ol uie cinel justice, uud her
auuguicrs, Mrs. Morion, wncot llic icc
i rcsiiieiit, uud the luiuilies ol delegates
io the l uii-Aineiicuu Conlereiiec. Mrs.
eilauie, Miss uiaiue, Miss Letter uud Mrs.
and Miss liuitoro ana Miss auuinaker
occupied seals in the diplomatic gallery,
and Mrs. Kicd and Mrs. Carlisle were ac
commodated in seals scl apart lur li lends
ol the speaker.
The i iesideiit and his cabinet gathcicd
in the 1'rcsidciil's room, unjoining the
marble room ot the senate coiridots,
iv lute in Hie marble room were congre
gated members ot ttic diplomatic corps
and delegates to the i'uu-Auicricuu and
iiilcriiuLioiiul Marine Coiiiercuces. '1 he
i. liter uparlineuL was u blaze ol color,
.he diplomats unit delegates appearing in
.01 tile gorgeouslicss ol llleir oliicial eos
.uiues una the insignia ol luc various or
iicis to which tlicy belong.
Al leu minutes ot 1 o clock the persons
in the senate nig waning to move lo
itie null ot the house lormed m line, uud
itie procession started. Two stalwart
iupuol police headed I lie hue, lollowed
oy dholes B. Keid, acting assistant door
necper ot the senate, representing lucscr-euul-al-ai
uis in charge ol the arrange
ments. '1 hen came l iesideut iturnsoii,
arm in arm Willi accietary til.uiii, &ccre
lary i'roctor and Attorney Gene-rut Mil
ler, Secretary Tracy and t'osiinusicr
oeiieral vYuiiumukcr, Secretary KusKaud
frivulc Secretary ilalloid. as they
passed llic supreme com t chambers, me
associate justices in Ihetr robes ol otliee
lUOl. )J,Ul.li9 111 k U..UIUIIIg uu..
ot appointment, luc members ot the
scnuLe and employes lollowed, heuded by
cupt. Basselt, the doorkeeper, ami Chap
lain Butler, Vice-t'resideiii Muriou uud
secretary MeCook. Following Ihem
were the diplomatic corps aud delegates
to the coiiicicnccs, led by duct cicik Lee,
of the Stale department, und Viulkcr
Blaine, examiner ol claims.
Among the torcighcrs in the ranks were
the ministers ol Great Brilum, Mexico,
the Argentine Republic, Bolivia, brazil,
Chili, China, Lorea, Leuador, FruiKC,
Guatemala, llayli, iloudtiius, Japan,
.Nicaragua and Peru.
1 he iiuiii of conversation was hushed
in the house when, at piccisely 1 o clock
the President t'l the Lulled Stales uud
his cabinet were announced, uud tiled
down the main aisle, while the leprisinl
uiivcs stood in rcspectlul silence, tlurdly
had they lieen seated when llic duel us
lice and the associate jusiices ol the
United States were ushered in, headed by
the ofiiccis ol the court. Chut Justice
Fuller look a chair on the let l ol Secre
tary Blaine, who hiuisclt sat on the lefl
of the President. Vice-President Morion
and the members ot the senate were then
announced ; uud as the senators were es
corted to llleir scats Mr. Morlou ascended
lo tlie speaker's chair and assumed the
gavel, Mr. Reed stauding'on his left.
Gen. Seohcld, commander ol the army,
escorted by Gen. Koseerans trelucdj,
having taken their seats, the diplomatic
corps, attired in gorgeous costumes, tiled
down to the rows assigned them. They
were followed by the members ot the
Pan-American and International Marine
Conferences, beaded by Admiral Frank
lin and Lieutenant Cottmau, president
and secretary respectively of the Mariue
At 1.10 all were seated, and the vice
president called the vast usscmbly to
order. Alter prayer by Rev. J. G. Butler,
chaplain ol the senate, during which the
multitude stood in reverential silence, the
Murine Band, stationed in the south
lobby, broke into the national air ot
"Hail Columbia." As the strain ended,
the chief justice was escorted to the
clerk's desk by Senator Hiscock and Rep
resentative Bayne, chairman of the com
mittee in charge ot the arrangements.
Chief Justice Fuller read his oration in
a powerlul voice and with clear enuncia
tion, and he was listened to with the
greatest attention and pleasure.
Mr. W. L. Hunt died at the residence
of Mr. A. D. Cooier on Haywood street,
at three o'clock yesterday morning of
typhoid fever. The deceased was the
bookkeeper at the Banner warehouse and
leaves a wile and a son about two years
old. He was a prominent member of the
Knights of Honor and the Royal Arcan
um and carried an insurance of $5,000.00
in thoseorganizations. The remains were
escorted to the depot by the Knights of
Honor last night and placed on the train
for Durham, where the tuncral services
and burial will take place to-day. The
pall bearers were, P. A. Cummiugs, H.
C. Fagg, Worsley, Fitzpntrick, E. S.
Perry, and Jarvis. The Swannanoa
Lodge, No. 646, of the Knights of Honor,
held a meeting yesterday afternoon at
four o'clock in memory Of their late Dic
tator, and having arranged to pay their
lust respects to their beloved fellow mem
ber, they appointed D. T. Millard, H. C.
Fagg, and P. A. Cummines to draw up
resolutions, expressive of their own grief
and sorrow, and of sympathy with his
family in the severe loss tbey bad sustained.
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