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ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1889.
IN THE SENATE.
The CathoIlcsOpposeMr. Morgan.
Indian Commissioner To Tax
National Bank Notes and I'nlted
Washington, Decemlier 19. SliNATE.
The Senate committee on Indian af
fairs had up to-day the nomination of
Indian Commissioner Morgan. Father
Stephen, director of the bureau of Catho
lic missions, with headquarters in this
city, was present and filed written
charges against Morgan of prejudice to
wards Catholic school teachers under
control of the Indian bureaus.
' The house concurrent resolution for a
holiday recess from Saturday next till
Monday January 6, was presented and
concurred in. Among the bills reported
from the committee and placed on the
calendar were the following: To amend
the act for taking the eleventh census;
for a light station at Hillsboro, Fin.; for
leave of absence to the officers in custom
r service who receive per diem compensa
i tion. The matter went over till after
s the recess for final action.
Mr. Hoar from the committee on privi
i leges and elections reported back ad
versrly the joint resolution introduced
. - by Mr. Klair for the constitutional
: amendment conferring on the District of
- Columbia representation in both houses
ol congress and in the electoral college,
i and asked thut it Ik indefinitely post
! poned. Mr. Blair ohiected to this sum
mary disposition of the mutter, and upon
bis motion the resolution was placed on
thecalendar. Among the bills introduced
and referred to committees were the tol
By Mr. Cullom, to provide for eclebrat-
ing the 400th anniversary of the dis-
co very of America by an exposition ol
.art, industry, manufactures and products
.in tnv6. l Ills is me -lllCHgo Ulll. I
By Mr, George, to permit the States to
tax .National bank notes and United
Mr. Edmunds moved to proceed to ex
ecutive business. Mr. Morgan said that
he had intended to explain to the senate
to-dav his omect in ottering yesterday
the resolution in regard to independence
ol urazil, and to the existence and per'
manencv oft he reuublicestablished there,
. but as he understood thut there was an
. urgent necessity to go into executive ses-
' sion, he would let the resolution lie over
till to-morrow, when he exected to have
an opportunity to address the senate.
Mr. Mitchell offered an amendment to
the Pacific railroad funding bill, which
was referred to the select committee on
tha; jubject. He explained that the bill
itself was confined to the I 'nion Pacific
and its branches; and that his amend'
tnent applied to the Central Pacific and
v. its branches.
The senate then proceeded to executive
business. Alter the business had licen
begun, with closed doors, a solitary
young man was discovered in the gallery
quietly surveying the scene below hint
and apparently enjoying the sensation
; ins presence created, lie was soon hus-
v tied out. He was about eighteen, and
Appeared to lie just convalescing from a
' prolonged spree. He had nothing to say
lor himself and was not detained. No
1 body seemed to know him. The door
keepers explained that he was probably
asleep under some benches when the gal
leries were cleared and escaped notice.
After the doors were reopened messages
were received from the house announcing
the death (during the recessl of repre
sentatives Ludd, ot .Nebraska, Town
shend, of Illinois, and Cox, of New York.
Resolutions expressive of the regret ol
the senate were offered by Mr. Mandcr
son, Mr. Cullom and Mr. Evarts, and
were agreed to ; and as a further mark ot
respect to the deceased, the senate, at
4.30 adjourned till to-morrow.
In executive session a large amount of
routine business was transacted, about
200 nominations were confirmed, and as
many more reported from committee.;
and placed on the calendar. None of (the
confirmations were of general interest,
and none so far as made public, local to
the South. During the session Mr. Mc
Pherson criticized the action of President
Harrison in removing the postmaster at
Jersey City, and before voting to confirm
the appointee wanted to know for what
reason the old incumlient had l)een re
moved? Whereupon Mr. Edmunds re
minded him of the fact thnt he : Mr. Mc
Pherson) with other senators, had voted
to repeal the tenure of office act, thereby
depriving the senate of the right to ask
the President or the head of any depart
meut why any removal from office was
For Attempting; to Influence a
Tallahassee, Fla., December 19. F.
E. Hughes, a prominent attorney of
Gainsville, was arrested last night
charged with attempting to influence
members of the grand jury in the mutter
of indicting A. B. Thrasher, recently re
leased from custody in $10,000 hail after
having shot and killed Louis Wilkovski
Mayor of Starke. Hughesis an intimate
personal friend of Thrasher; and during
the preliminary examination just closed,
made a strenuous effort to secure his
discbarge. This alleged action in at
tempting to influence the grand jorors
bat caused intense excitement in that
section of the State, and the citizens of
Starke have called another public meet
ing to express their indignation and con
demn Thrasher's act.
The resignation of W. D. Chipley as
chairman, and as a member of the State
Democratic Executive Committee, has
been accepted and the matter of filling
the vacancy deferred until January 10th
Theatrical Manaiier Dead.
New Orleans, December 19. David
Ridwell, one of the best known theatri
cal managers in the country, died at his
home in this city last night, aged sixty
eight. He baa been connected with the
theatrical business in this city since 1853.
Managing the academy of music, and
tlie St. Charles and other theatres, and
was a member of the firm of Spalding,
Kodgers & Bidwcll, who many years
ago built the Olympic in St. Louis, and
leased the Memphis and Mobile theatres,
established a circuit and inaugurated the
system now so common with theatrical
managers. With the exception ol J. H.
McVicker. of Chicago, Mr. Bidwill was
the oldest active manager in the country.
Vihssa, December 19. The Tagblntt
says that a nnmber of proclamations
addressed to Russians in Galkra, were
fTfnd in possession of a man disguised
peasant wbo was arrested at Pad
v, loctyiki in that province. Letters
compromising many members the Rus
. sun church, were also found on him.
W. H. TROWBRIBGE
Knocked Down and Ran on ly a
Danville Register 19th.
A frightful accident occurred on Crag
head street about 3 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon, by which Mr. W. H. Trow-
ridge, a well known citizen and tobac
conist, was seriously if not fatally in
Mr. Trowbridge hnd been on Bridge
street to transact some business and was
returning to his factory on Dance Hill
via Colohoun street. As he was cross
ing Cragbead street, electric car No. 3, in
charge of Conductor J. T. Carter, was
going down Craghead towards 'the ter
minus of the track.
The car was running at its usual speed
and when the driver saw Mr. Trow
bridge on the track he sounded the usual
alarm and also hallooed as loud as he
could. Mr. Trowbridge apparantly did
not hear the alarm or at least paid no
attention to it. He was crossing the
track, diagonally with his head turned
from the car, and was just on the iron of
the south side ot the track when the car
ran upon linn, knocked him down and
running upon his left leg crushed it terri
bly near the thigh.
Several bystanders and the persons on
the car rushed to the assistance of the
prostrate man, pushed the car off of him
and removed him to one sidcof the track.
Others ran to Bass, Brown fit Lee's office
and telephoned for physicians.
Mr. Trowbridge's leg was found to lie
badly crushed and the large thigh bone
protruded from the skin and through the
clothing several inches.
Drs. Day and Martin quickly an
swered the call, and numbers of Mr.
Trowbridge's friends went to his as
sistance. He was placed on a cot and taken to
the Home for the Sick. There he was
put under the effects of opiates, and the
physicians gave the wounded man a
careful examination. They found that
Mr. Trowbridge had sustained a very
serious compound fracture of the thigh
bone, a wound that is very serious and
may prove fatal.
The physicians will not decide as to the
question of the necessity of amputation
until to-day or to-morrow.
Everything that skill and friendship
could suggest was done for the sufferei"
and a late hour lust night he was resting
with fair comfort.
To Dr. Day he talked verv freely, and
in a quiet way told what he knew of the
He said when he was in the middle of
the street two heavy drays were going
rapidly by him about thirty feet apart.
tie nacl gotten out ot the way ot
one and was picking his route
to keep out of the way of the other,
which necessnrilv placed him on
the street car track. The two drays
made so much noise on the rock pave
ment as to drown the sound of the street
cur and he did not dream that a car was
near him until he was struck bv it.
Anecdotes by Hon. Antliony Ken
One of Mr. Kennedy's stories about lef-
ferson Davis is esiiecmlly interesting and
shows that duelling as a settlement for
congressional disputes was held in favor
up to a comparatively recent date. "One
day about 1860," he says, in giving an
account of the occurence, "Mr. Davis and
Mr. Benjamin became angry witn one
anotner in a neoate on tne noor ot the
senate. Mr. Benjamin thought his col
league from the South was talking in too
petulant a strain, and exclaimed, angrily
'Do you want to insult me. sir ?' I shall
never forget Mr. Davis' expression when
he waved his hand at Mr. Benjamin as
if be were throwing an insult at him. and
said, with equal emphasis: 'You have it
now, sir!' The occurrence created a sen
sation among the other senators. Davis
lett bis seat and sent for Bob Johnson, of
Arkansas, of whom he thought a great
deal. I asked Johnson what they were
going to do, and he answered in a low
tone, with his head down to avoid at
tention : 'Challenge.'
"All that night Crittenden. Toombs.
and one other man. whose name I can
not rememlier, worked on Daris in an ef
fort to get him to make an explanation
to uenianun, as it was evident there had
been some misunderstanding on both
sides. When the senate met the next
day the men were in their seats. Mr.
Benjamin arose and addressed the pre
siding officer, withdrawing his remarks
in a Deautitul speech ol ten or htteen min
utes, which seemed to fall fronihismouth
ike running water. It was a fine effort.
but Davis did fully as well when it came
his turn to explain."
"As I remember Mr. Davis, theex sena
tor said recently, in talking over reminis
cences of his life, "he was a very courte
ous man, scrupulously polite to every-
uoay oroinaniy, Dut petulant ana cross
when his health was bad. as was often
the case. His habits were temperate,
und he did his work faithfully. Although
he didn t speak often, his remarks were
always delivered with a force which com
manded attention. I heard a great deal
of privatecouversationamone the South
ern leaders at Mr. Davis' desk, where
they sometimes collected to talk. Nearly
all they did was decided upon in caucus
A Millionaire's Estate.
The contest in Sao Francisco over the
great estate of Thomas H. Blythe, the
millionaire who died in 1883, is ot inter
est to many people in Mecklenburg
and some adjoining counties.
in 1847, Thomas Bythe lett Mecklen
burg county and went west. He had
two sisters who remained in Mecklen
burg county, and married in the county.
They have numerous descendants and
relatives in Mecklenburg and Union
counties, and adjoining counties in South
Carolina. They have believed that their
kinsman Thomas Blythe and the mil
lionaire Thomas Blythe are one and the
same person. It they are correct they
have claims on a tour million dollar tor-
tune ; if not, not.
Scranton, Pa.. December 19. Consta
ble Washabaugh, of Greensburg, wbo
Jresterday telegraphed to the chief of po
ice of this city stating that he had a
warrant for Master Workman Powder
ly 's arrest and asking that he lie de
tained until the constable's arrival, was
supposed to have reached here at 9.25
o'clock this morning, but at 1 o'clock
had not made bis appearance. Mr. Pow
derly has been walking about the princi
pal streets all morning expecting the
Tne weather To-Day.
Washington, December 19. Indica
tions for North Carolina. Fair; station
ary temperature, southerly winds.
A FRIGHTFUL WOUND.
Mr. CP. Russell Receive a Full
Load ofShot In Hist Lear.
There was a party formed at Battery
Park yesterday morning to go out for a
day's shooting. They left at a very
early hour under the guidance of Mr.' F.
P. Love, a veteran hunter in these parts,
and rode down to Wilson's cabin, on the
Jones' Gap road. The quail were abun
dant, and after having bagged quite a
number, they adjourned to eat dinner.
Mr. C. P. Russell and his companion
finished their dinner first, and went out to
enjoy a good smoke. A hammerlessgun
which belonged to Mr. Russell, was left
leaning up against the cabin, while they
got into the buggy and lit their cigars.
Without their being aware of it, a little
colored boy, who was with them, got
hold of the gun and began playing with
it. The gun. in some way, was dis
charged, and the whole load of shot
entered Mr. Russell's right leg below the
hip, passing out ubove the knee. As the
boy, at the time of shooting, was within
five feet of the buggy, the shot tore
through the flesh in almost a solid mass.
His companion was only hit bv three
shot, which simply grazed the skin.
Assistance was immediately procured.
and Mr. Russell was lifted into thecabin,
while the boy and man were sent post
haste back to Ashevillc, five miles distant
for a doctor and a carriage. The
strength of the wounded man was kept
up by administering Inrgedosesof brandy
until the messengers returned with Dr.
Burroughs and a carriage. His wound
was then bandaged and he was taken to
the hotel. Luckily, no arteries were
severed, but the shot tore a hole as large
as a dollar clean through his leg. If
blood poisoning does not set in, his leg
will probably be snved.
Col. Steele is doing all he can to make
him comfortable, and his relatives, Mr.
and Mrs. Houghleting, are seeing that
everything is being done to relieve his
suffering and ensure his recovery.
Mr. Russell is a well known club man
in New i'ork, being a member of the
Union club in that city. He had come to
Ashevillc for his health, as he has been
suffering with dyspepsia for some years,
and was under the treatment of a London
physician for it while in Asheville.
The doctors do not think that the wound
will result seriously. He is under the
care of Drs. Bourroughs und Battle.
Mr. Dr. John Davis, of Cincinnati, Ohio,
is at the Swannanoa.
The Rev. J. K. Connally and his wife
left for Richmond yesterday.
Mr. W. C. Browne and Mrs. Browne,
of Grecneville, Tenn., are in the city.
Mr. Clement M. Biddle, a prominent
Philadelphian, is stopping at the Battery
Park. Mr. D. M. Killian, a well known mer
chant of Waynesville, is at the Grand
Mr. J. W. L. Arthur, who represents a
lumber firm in Bryson City, is at the
Among the guests at the Grand Cen
tral is Mr. Geo. A. Jones, a prominent
lawyer of Franklin.
Mr. J. T. A.mstrong, who represents
T. F. Collier & Co., of New York, is stop
ping at the Grand Central.
Mr. E. Newbrik, who is the proprietor
of a wholesale clothing house in New
York, has registered at the Swannanoa.
Among the arrivals at the Grand Cen
tral is Mr. A. R. Brown, who represents
W. W. Woodruff & Co., wholesale hard
ware dealers of Knoxville.
Mr. W. W. Davis, a prominent lumber
dealer of Maryland, is at the Swanna
noa. He is here on business and is look
ing around for promising investments.
Mrs. M. B. Graves, of Washington, D.
C, sister of Capt. E. Betts, and Mus
ter Graves, were in the city yesterday in
attendance upon the Betts-Wagner wed
ding. Mrs. J. S. Grant returned last night
from a visit to her mother in Tullahoma,
Tenn. Mr. Grant has engaged rooms
for the winter at Mrs. Geo. Henderson's
on Grove street.
We had the pleasure last night of a
brief visit from a most valued friend, Mr.
James J. Osborne, of Henderson county.
He was accompanied by his eldest son.
Mr. Osborne returns borne this morn
ing. Mr. Lenox Smith, of New York, left
the Swannanoa yesterday. He was de
lighted with the climate and intends to
return soon with bis family. According
to him six men belonging to a bicycle
club in Boston will be here in a few days.
They will bud very good coasting here.
Mr. Charlie Wagner, son of Capt. J. A.
Wagner, now a resident of Newton,
Iowa, is here on a visit, greatly to the
delight of his parents, and gratification
of his friends. Mr. Wagner says, that
the same phenomenally fine weathernow
enjoyed here prevailed in Iowa when be
left there a few days since.
A Flourishing; Town.
Within about three years time. Max-
ton has built within its limits, fifteen
dwelling houses, one large brick hotel
four brick stores and large town hall,
and one framed store. Improved and
enlarged nine other buildings. Finished
a ball built church and built eight smaller
dwellings occupied by colored people.
Built a new railroad connecting the town
with the Atlantic Coast Line Railway
system. Doubled its number of inhabi
tants. Doubled its volume of mercantile
business. Organized a successful Build
ing and Loan Association, and our post
office will soon become a Presidential
WHAT THE IMPROVEMENT
COMPANY WILL, DO.
Electric Railway Iron Brldsre
Broad Avenues Extensive Park
Maicnlflcent Hotel Mountain
Now that Asheville has become a bust
ness centre, as well as a resort, its sub
urbs are being built up with fine resi
dences. But n demand for building sites
has been created which can only be
filled by some place remote from the
city, surrounded by picturesque scenery,
and yet easy of access, and affording a
sjieedy communication with Asheville
proper. Such a place has been found in the
lands of the West Asheville Improvement
Company, which was incorporated in
1889 with a capital of $500,iC J, and
whose president is Mr. E. G. Carrier.
Leaving the square on the electric car,
the new depot is reached in a few min
utes. From this point a new electric
road will be built by the West Asheville
Improvement Company up the French
Broad, running parallel with the W. N.
C. R. R., and crossing the track below
the junction of the Swannanoa and
the French Broad, near the saw mill of
the Buncombe County Lumber Com
pany. At this point an iron bridge is in
process of construction. Two large
stone piers have already lieen erected.
Supported by these, a single span, 250
feet in length, will join the banks of the
stream. On this side the approach will
be fillled in with dirt, while on the other
two spans of 46' feet each will connect
it with the French Broad avenue, which
is now being opened. The bridge is be-
ng constructed by the Wrought Iron
Bridge Company, of Canton, Ohio,
Their representative, Mr. Thos. Shorbe,
is now overseeing the work und expects
to begin putting up the iron supporters,
etc., in a week. The engineer is Mr. H.
M. Ramseur, and the stone work was
given by contract to Mr. H. M. Smith.
The bridge, besides having a track on it
for the electric railway, will have a walk,
five feet wide, for foot passengers, and a
wagon track, fifteen feet wide. It will
be a toll bridge, and is under contract to
be finished by the first of October, 1890.
The electric road will cross this bridge.
and, turning to the left, curve along by
the side of the French Broad over a cor
ner of Tahkeeostee farm, until it strikes
the lands of the West Asheville Improve
ment Company a short distance above
the liend. This property consists of 506
acres of land, and is all that stretch of
territory which runs along the west
ern boundary of Tahkeeostee farm to the
Sulphur Springs road, and extendsup this
road to the small frame church and then
sweeps due south until it ends on the
banks of the French Broad. It has n
water frontage of three or four miles.
The French Broad avenue, which is 100
feet wide, skirts the banks of the river at
the base of the gentle slope, which
sweeps back until it reaches a command
ing height 200 feet above the surface of
the stream, and then sinks gradually,
forming a small depression or ravine,
and then, ascending once more, spreads
out into a broad plateau, which, with
its well timbered and level expunse,
stretches back to the Sulphur Springs
rond. Running parallel to the French
Broad, various avenues, 100 feet in
width, are being opened, intersected by
cross streets, which are 60 feet in width.
On the southern side of this slope three
rows of lots, 100x200 feet, have been
laid out, nnd on the crest are two more
rows, which adjoin a tract of 20 acres,
which is to lie made into a park. From
any point on the proerty you can see
the French Broad winding up and down
the valley, twisting in and out in broad
curves, until it is hidden by the lofty
mountains in the distance. Far up the
mountain top, on the opposite shore.
Vanderbilt's mansion will be secn'over-
looking the entire valley, while Col. Con
nally's residence stands on the summit
of a prominence farther down the stream,
boldly outlined against the sky. And off
in the distance lies Asheville clearly visi
ble, as it sweeps down from the base of
old Beaumont, encircled by its protect
ing chain of mountain peaks.
The water will be brought through a
five mile line of eight inch pipes from
Spring mountain, which has been pur
chased by the company, and lies south
west of West Asheville. On this moun
tain are four large springs and two
smaller ones, which can furnish enough
water to adequately supply a population
of 100,000 people. The electric road,
skirting the base of the slope, owned by
the company, will continue in a direct
line over a branch until it reaches Hom-
ny creek. It will then follow along the
course of this stream over Strawberry
Hill, leaving it where it makes a strong
nward bend, and from there run direct
to the Sulphur Springs hotel.
A branch road will be constructed.
which will run diagonally from a point
half a mile above the toll bridge to the
small church on the Sulphur Springs, and
another branch road will start a short
distance above the church and run south
past the Bungalow, and strike the main
railway at the middle point of the
tongue of land caused by the junction of
Hominy creek with the French Broad
river. The total length of the electric
railway will be six miles, which will be
constructed at a cost of $35,000. The
work of grading the streets and con
structing the railway will not be begun
until February, when the president of the
company, Mr. E. G. Carrier, who is now
in Florida, will be here to give it his own
Buildings are already being put up on
the company's land. Dr. Merriwetber is
erecting several fine residences, and Mrs,
Dcnison is having a home built there,
The First Presbyterian church has pur
chased a lot and will probably build in
It will be only fifteen minutes, rid
from the depot to the Sulphur Springs
hotel, which, with its 800 acres of sur
rounding timber land, is owned by the
company. The hotel has been leased for
ten years by Dr. Karl von Ku k, who is
at present at the head of Winyah Sani
tarium. The 65 acres adjoining the ho
tel are included in this lease. Forty of
these will be laid out in a fine park, with
well graded walks and drives, and pleas
antly located summer bouses. Dr. von
Ruck gives as his chief reason for leaving
his present building that he wishes to go
where the air is not full of dust, caused
by not watering the streets, and that he
also desires a level stretch of shaded
grounds, where his patients can take
their exercise without being doomed to
be everlastingly either plodding up or
The hotel will lie enlarged by having
an L added, which will give a capac
ity of 125 rooms. New plumbing
will be put in and all sanitary
conveniences will be introduced. There
will be passenger and freight elevators
billiard rooms, parlors and reading
rooms and fire escapes on each
floor. Wide verandas will enclose
the first and second stories, giving
1.5110 lineal feet of piazza. The whole
house will 1 furnished in the best
style. The floors will lie painted and coy
ered with rugs, and the walls and ceilings
will be painted. By this means the rooms
can be kept thoroughly disinfected, by
taking up the rugs and washing the
floors and walls with disinfecting solu
tions. Everything will be done to remove
the slightest danger of transmitting dis"
ease by germs.
1 he water will be brought from two
springs, which are two miles and a half
in the rear of the hotel, and at an eleva
tion of 300 feet above it. By means of" a
hydraulic ram the water from the sul
phur springs near by will be carried into
the hotel, where it can be used tor
drinking purposes or for baths. Also 140
acres in the rear of the hotel are to be
converted into n woodland park.
The work will not be begun until spring
but the company is bound by a heavy
forfeit to have it completed by the first of
October, 1890. The total cost of the
contemplated improvements in the hotel
will be about $30,000.
A descriptive brochure of the properties
of the West Asheville Improvement Com
pany was issued recently from the presses
of The Citizen Publishing Company. In
typographical taste and perfeetness of
execution it stands as a Southern work
without a peer, and ranks side by side
with the work of any part of the United
States. It is beautifully illustrated by
photo-engravings from sketches taken
from the Sulphur Springs hotel and other
points in the vicinity. The plates were
executed in Chicago; but the printing, a
delicate artistic operation, one requiring
skill, taste and judgment, was done in
The Citizen office by Mr. Alvin Gherkin,
a native of Asheville, and trained to his
work here. That the printing, so ad
mirably done, was the first work of the
kind done by Mr. Gherkin proves the
fine artistic instincts of thnt gentleman,
who at once reached the summit of excel
lence in a very difficult branch of his bus
iness. HKAU HFI I. ORDINANCE.
The Amended City Law on Drunk
Editor Citizen : "A y person or per
sons found drunk or disorderly, cither or
both, within the city of Asheville, shall
on conviction be fined twenty-five dol
lars." I quote this amendment to existing or
dinances, first, that everybody may be
sure to read it ; second, that I mav com
mend the honorable board for its adop
tion. It will do more good than n hundred
eloquent speeches on "moral suasion,"
high license or state or national prohibi
tion. And if our legislature would enact
a law to punish iiersotis for appearing in
public company in a state ol intoxica
tion, it would lie more effectual than any
thing that could he done. Cultivated
and high toned gentlemen sometimes in
dulge too freely, and as they have high
teehngs ot sen respect, the execution oi
this law will literally kill out the habit.
Just imagine a gentleman who did not
happen to have $25 in his pocket work
ing on the streets at seventv-five cents a
day for his intemperance! And one
course of labor, would cure him of the
habit. The law will do more for Ashe
ville and Buncome county than anything
that has happened in twenty years.
J. W. V.
An Exciting; Shut Down.
SAfGERTiES, N. Y., Decemlier 19.
Tuesday afternoon the pajicr mills of J.
a. Sheffield ifc Son, the bindery ot the
Saugerties Blank Book Company, nnd
envelope factory of J. Q. Preble & Co.,
constituting the most important manu
facturing interests of this village were
closed. It is said that the shut down is
for an indefinite time. These concerns
are owned and orated by the same
individuals, and the pay rolls contain
the names of nearly one thousand persons
receiving from $20,000 to $25,000
monthly. The shut down caused the
greatest excitement as it was wholly unex
pected, and someofthe departments ofthe
factories were unusually busy. The per
manent closing of the mills would cause
great distress. Thereis scarcely a family
in the village that it is not either directly
or indirectly interested in their main
tenance. Officers Elected.
Asheville Lodge No. 410, A. F. and A.
M., elected last evening the following
officers lor the ensuing year:
J. A. Porter, W. M. ; W. T. Penniman,
S. W.; W. F. Randolph, I. W.; E. I.
Holmes, S. D.; J. C. Martin, J. D.; R. R.
Porter, treasurer; J. A. Conant, secre
DO TOl' WANT A TRIP?
Opportunities for Travel Oflered
the Patrons of "The Citizen,
uo west young man, go West, were
the words of Mr. Greeley, and most ap
propriate advice to the inhabitants of
bleak, sterile and over-crowded New En
gland. Our counsel to young men and
women ol the sunny South is, "go West
by all means, but go prepared to return
to your beloved home, which will not
suffer by comparison with other places."
Nothing is or can be more beneficial
than travel ; it opens the mind to receive
new ideas; it takes us out of the narrow
grooves into which we are all prone to
fall ; it acquaints us with the advantages
and disadvantages of other towns and
States; it enables us to enjoy thoroughly
their beauties, and yet, and best of all,
it will cause us North Carolinians to re
turn home with hearts full of gratitude
to the kind providence who caused our
lot to be cast as one of her citizens.
AH of these advantages, and many
others which we mav mention hereafter,
we htqic next year to be able to place
within the easy grasp of every patron ot
The Citizen who cares to avail them
selves of it. So far as wc are concerned,
in order to secure our co-operation and
assistance, it is only needful that a per
son must be a subscrilicr and reader ol
The Citizen. In every one of our pat
rons we feel a iiersonal interest, which
we propose to prove as follows:
We hope from time to time during the
spring and summer of 1890 to arrange
excursion parties of convenient size and
congenial organization to visit the great
Western portion of the United States,
a king in enroute St. Louis, Kansas City,
Denver, with its environs of Idaho
Springs, Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak,
the grand canyon of Arkansas, etc., etc.,
Great Salt Lake and City, San Francisco,
Los Angelos, Yosemite Valley, Portland,
Puget Sound, Victoria, Mount Hood,
Mount Rainier, and possibly as far as
list.mt Alaska. Returning from Porl
and through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming,
Of course the above is not intended as
an itinerary, but merely to indicate the
route in general, which mav be varied ac
cording to the taste of each party. We
would suggest that each party should
onsist of twenty or twenty-five persons,
idies and gentleman who may not be
ntimate friends before starting, but will
surely be so on their return.
For a party of this size we will be able
to secure most admirable terms, far
ower than we ever imagined could be ob-
niued, and each member of the party
shall have the benefit of such reduction
as may be had for the whole. Each party
will lie accompanied by a representative
of this paper, whose duty it will be to
keep the friends at home posted as to the
movements ofthe tourists.
The paper will also publish communi
cations from any member ot the party.
and on its return, the whole correspond
ence will be collected in a neat pamphlet
and each member provided with one
copy free, and as many additional, as
may be desired, at actual cost of mate
rial and work.
We repeat that every one will be sur
prised at the exceedingly low rates that
can be offered, which we will probably
be able to publish in a very short time.
our present object being merely to draw
ttention to this grand opportunity, and
ieg our readers to turn the matter over
in their minds, and if they wish to have
further advice to correspond with The
Citizen Puiilishing Company.
Boston Quintette Club.
Mr. S. M. Vredenburg, representing the
famous Boston Quintette Club, was in I
ur city yesterday to complete arrange
ments for the apjiearing here of the
Quintette Club. The artists composing
he club this year are Mr. John F. Rhodes,
iolin virtuoso; Mr. Paul Mende, violin
ist; Mr. Adolph Burose, solo flute and
viola; Mr. Ermin Becker, solo, viola and
celli; Mr. Louis Blumcnberg, violincello
virtuoso, and Miss Anne Carenter, the
imous prima d uina sorprano. T lie club
come under the personal guarantee oi
Mr. C. Falk, who has induced tlicin to
stop over. This will be the last appear
ance in America of this organization, as
they shortly after sail for Australia, en
tour ofthe world.
Scottish Patriotic Society.
We have been armed and equipped with
all the credentials to admit us to the
fourth annual entertainment, or Hog
manay, of the above association, to take
lace on the 28th instant. Among the
quipments are the engagement book and
pencil which necessitates the execution
by us perhaps of the Highland Fling,
Strathsey, jig. red, or to whatever dis
plays of grace or agility to which weshall
be assigned. But before tripping the light
fantastic, the program promises us some
ne addresses, some hue vocal and in
strumental music, most of it Scotch, a
super, and then we may feel enlivened
for the dance. Altogether the entertain
ment promises to be characteristically
animated and enjoyable.
A Perjurer Punished.
Atlanta, Ga., December 19. Glen Mc-
Cord, a witness in the trial of Geo. Ed
dleman tor the murder of Tom. Gresham,
was to-day sentenced to eight years in
'.he penitentiary for perjury. McCord's
testimony, with that of another witness
who has since disappeared, acquitted
Discharge of Policemen.
Chicago, December 19. There were
five more discharges issued from the
office of superintendent of police Hub
bard to-day. The officers removed are
detectives Palmer nnd Flynn, patrolmen
Michael A hern and Daniel Cunningham
and station keeper Kelly. The charges
in eacn case are conduct unbecoming an
officer and neglect of duty : but the men
are all removed for their actions during
toe ironin case.
CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS I'PON
THE ALTAR OF HYMEN.
The Happy Hearts Joined To
gether for the March of Life In
Asheville Yesterday We Wish
Them a Happy Christmas.
Capt. E. R. Betts, of Danville, and Miss
Fannie, daughter of Capt. J. A. Wagner,
were married yesterday at the residence
of the bride's father, by the Rev. W. A.
Nelson, D. D. The wedding was a quietly
beautiful home affair, without ostenta
tious display, but wherein the chief ob
ject of the most sacred rite the union of
hearts was happily solemnized. Miss
Fannie is one of Asheville's young ladies
in whom the affection of the home circle
are strongly centered, and one whose
winsome manners and cultivated graces
have endeared her to favored acquain
tances and friends. Most agreeably will
the circle of society in Danville, the city
of her future home, lie graced by her ad
vent. The bridal party left the city on
the noon train for a tour of the northern
Married, in this city last evening, at
the residence of Mr. D. R. MeKinnon, on
Penland street, by the Rev. G.C. Rankin,
the Rev. J. B. Lindsey and Miss Mary
Mclntyre. The groom is a minister of
the Methodist church, North, long a
citizen of Asheville ; the bride is a bloom
ing Scotch lassie, only a short time in
America, and for some time after her ar
rival residing with Mr. Stikelcather in
this place. We arc pleased to know that
so soon after her coming here, she found
her happiness, which wc hope, may long
Dr. nnd Mrs. R. C. Kitzmiller, of Jones
boro, Tenn., have honored us with an
invitation to the marriage of their
daughter Mary L. with our much en
deared young friend Will H. Gsborne,
which happy event is to be solemnized
on Tuesday evening January 2nd 1890,
at 7 o'clock. Such auspicious beginning
"f a new year rarely fall to human for
tune, but in this instance fortune has
judiciously and kindly dispensed her
tavor, for there is none more worthy of
them than Will Osborne, and we make
bold to add, the fair object of his choice.
TO WNSEND LINDSEY.
Married, at the Methodist parsonage
last evening by the Rev. G. C. Rankin,
Mr. W. A. Townsend nnd Miss Flora K.
Lindsey, daughter of Mr. J. G. Lindsey
all of Asheville.
Millie and Fannie Give a Charac
Millie and Fanny paced up and down
lichind the bar in the mayor's court yes
terday morning, and honored the spec
tators with an exhibition of injured in
nocence which would have done credit to
a man who had just been assailed una
wares in a tender part by a bee that had
crept up his pant leg. No one could say
their beauty needed color. It was of a
dark mahogany tinge, and their white
teeth glistened in their ebony setting.
and the whites of their eyes gleamed and
sparkled so, that the major became lost
in admiration, and ushering them in by
the wrong door, marshalled them on
either side of the mayor, before he per
ceived his mistake. A burst of laughter
caused him to retreat dragging his dusky
beauties after him. Order wns restored
and the case began. Millie was the com
plainant, and she was not slow in telling
her tale of woe.
Yo' see I was ovah to home gittin'
Here Fannie smiled a derisive smile
that made Officer Bradley fly in hot haste
to catch the offender that was firing that
pistol in the square below.
"Yes; I was gittin' dinnah; yo' ol'
black niggah," rejicated Millie, glaring
at her calumniator.
"Come! come! I will send you both
up for thirty days if you don't keep
quiet," interrupted the mayor.
With an indignant sniff and a glance of
defiance, Millie resumed her story.
"An' Jim Henderson, he com in, and
and he was a teasin' an' ticklin' o' me,
an' I fanned him on de call, and tole him
to gwine away fo' a sassy niggah, an
den an' den he come closah, an' put his
arm aroun' me. Yo' bonah! Dun de
law say 1'se gwine to give de res' ?
"Don't trifle with the court," remarked
the mayor gruffly, who seemed to be get
ting quite interested.
"I dun tole yo' he had his arm aroun'
"Yes! yes!" impatiently from both
the mayor and colonel, who were strain
ing every nerve to catch the remaiuder of
"Dar I'sc so coy," and Millie honored
Officer McDowell with a captivating
glance which made him reach apprehen
sively for the door-knob.
"Well! he dun took my little head, and
he press it on his shouldah so," and she
reached out towards the mayor as if she
wanted to illustrate on him, while be
gave an involuntary start which almost
landed him on the floor.
Regardless of this lack of appreciation
for her offered caress, Millie continued:
"He dun lay bis head down near me, an'
den', and den"
"Well, and then what?" queried tbe
colonel with anxions voice.
"An' den, befo' be dun nothin' mo' dat
ol' niggah come in an' say she's agwine
to tell his wife, an"
"Fine Fanny $5 and costs," thundered
the mayor, indignant that Fanny should
have interrupted such a romantic scene,
and the whole court adjourned in dis
gust at being cheated out of the proper
ending to such a story.