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THE DAILY CITIZEN
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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1889.
OUR PAST AND FUTURE.
AftHEVILLE'g Bl'DINKHH ME!
Ths Results of the Year Now End'
Inn anil the Prospects for i Boo
Just EuouKk Despondent One
to Show our Future Assured.
Tmk Citizen, ever anxious to give re
liable information to its numerous read
ers and hosts of admiring friends, hesi
tates to base an opinion of the business
of Asheville, past aud future, upon its
own judgment, because, although its
judgment upon all practical matters is
accepted generally as beyond question,
this happy point of approximate perfec
tion is reached by a careful compilation
of facts ; and as it confesses to some of
the frailties of poorhumanity.it must ac
knowledge its liability occasionally to
err in separating facts from fancy.
Without the least doubt, The Citizkn
is convinced that never heretofore has
the outlook been so favorable ; and the
following opinions of some of our very
best business men fully confirm this con
viction. Never have we met with such
absolute unanimity; the views are pre
sented almost in the very language of
our friends; we have not failed to give
the opinions of the few who take a dis
pondent view of the future, as we think
they only tend to establish the rule, as
exceptions always do.
Our reporter rightly judged that he
could not begin his delightful task more
profitably than by asking the views of a
firm who alone would carry conviction
to all. If their report were unfavorable,
he would prosecute his inquiry no farther.
But on the contrary this is the opinion
of that old, solid and well established
BEARDKN, RANKIN & CO.
Reporter Gentlemen, please tell me
your candid opinion of the business of
Asheville and state as nearly as possi
ble on what facts you base this opinion.
Mr. Rankin You are well aware that
our business retains the character it has
held for many years past, and that we
deal chiefly in staple goods, suited to
the country demand. While we com
mand a very good trade in town, it is
not in the line of funcy goods or notions,
but rather in the necessities, and espe
cially in such items as are called for 'by
mechanics and laborers.
We carry a very large stock of building
materials, such as lime, cement, paints,
etc., etc., and the unprecedented number
of buildings now in course of erection
gives us a tremendous trade in these ar
ticles. We have handled one brand of
paints and oil now for twenty years, and
the demand just now for them exceeds
any thing in thepast. You are at liberty
to say that we consider the outlook
We next wedged ourselves into a
crowd of delighted children who thronged
the store of
MR. . M. IIESTON
and found the busy, but courteous pro
prietor, ready to hear and and answer
our query as follows :
"My line is toys and confectioneries. I
have been in Asheville for twelve years.
My business has increased regularly and
decidedly, until it has reached the im--j
mensc volume, of which you can judge
by the merry scenes around you. I find
a decided chnnge in the character of the
goods required by my customers. The
verv best is the only kind I can sell.
These candies are Huylcr's, and those
are Witman's, which, if you are familiar
with such matters, you know are the
choice ol American manufacturers."
We were wise enough to plead ignor
ance, and a sample of each satisfied us
that Mr. Heston was right, and we
. wended our way to
mr. s. r. kepler's,
who said : "My experience in the gro
cery business of Asheville, extending
through the last ten years and up to the
present date, leads me to believe, from
the steady increase in the volume of busi
ness up to this time from the time the
railroad reached Asheville, that it will
continue to grow and expand, and that
the coming year will see no diminution,
but rather largely increased prosperity.
The most notable phase of mv busi
ness, upon which I want to lay particu-1
lar stress, is the demand for best quality
goods, that the Asheville families, whom
I serve ask for and will have.
New York houses from whom I buy
goods say that 1 get the best goods that
come into the State, and that none bet
ter go anywhere; and as an illustration
of the high quality goods the Asheville
people demand, I will cite an instance of
a little occurrence:
A gentleman passing through Asheville
six weeks ago, on his way to Florida to
spend the winter, ordered of me, after
satisfactory trial, a sack of best 0. G.
Java coffee, and a caddy of fine Oolong
tea, saying at the same time that these
articles, of which I make a specialty,
were better than he had been able to get
of the world renowned retailers with
whom we deal in New York.
Much encouraged thus far, we stopjied
a medical friend who was rapidly pass
ing down street.
"Well, Doctor," said we, "how is busi
"Oh, heavens, don't stop me now. Bus
iness? Indeed it is awful, awful. No
body sick. I have just this minute heard
of a man being hurt or shot, or some
thing of the kind, and now you have
stopped me with your blasted nonsense,
and I will lose the only patient I have
had a chance of for a month, for
there goes that Dr. B., and he will
get there before me. Get out of the way,
please. Good-bye, good-bye."
This was indeed a damper on onr en
thusiasm, nnd with fear and trembling,
we entered the
"Why," exclaimed Mr. Rawls, "what's
the matter with you? Business bad, in
deed ! I will tell you a different tale to
that. From last Janunry to the present
duy we have taken in twice as many peo
ple as ever before. Oh ! I mean we have
taken twice as much money, not people,
of course. Our business is most 'encour
aging, and every prospect of a crowded
house all winter and spring."
This caused our countenance to as
sume once more its usual benignly satis
fied expression, and we greeted on the
sidewalk one of the firm of
GIRDWOOD ft LEE.
"Have we any demand for brick? I
am sorry to say we have not the brick
to meet the demand. We began our bus
iness a few months ago with a capital of
$G,000. We have already increased it to
$15,000, and will begin to operate our
new improved Chambers Bros, machine,
the best in America, in a few days. We
must make three million and a half of
brick to meet the demand of our custo
mers next year."
Such tidings cheered still more our
drooping spirits, and we decided to steer
clear of the medical fraternity, and next
addressed our friend
MR. JAMES V. SEVIER.
"The livery business," said he," is ex
cellent, and has increased materially the
past year. I observe each year a demand
for better vehicles and horses, and we
liverymen know that this demand must
be met. Look in at my stock, as you arc
The invitation was accepted, and we
glanced at twenty-five horses fat and
slick, and heard the telephone ringing
continually with orders.
"Ah! here's a risky venture," thought
we; "perhaps we had better not apply
our question to
THE ASHEVILLE LIGHT AMI I'OWKR COM
"Arn't you going to call on me ?" said
the polite Mr. B. M. Jones. "Walk in,
walk in. Yes. Our receipts are gradu
ally increasing ; those for November are
larger than any preceding month. The
great difficulty is to meet the demand,
especially for incandescent lamps. We
must have another dynamo. We have
orders for twice the number of lamps we
can supply. We have added two thous
and feet to our gas mains, and the de
mand for it is steadily growing larger
THE ASHEVILLE STREET RAILWAY,"
continued Mr. Jones, "is nn entirely new
business. It started on March 1, with
three cars. We now have eleven. Our
employes are most faithful, and quickly
acquire efficiency. The freight business
promises well. We get the hauling of
almost all of the tobacco of this market.
Altogether the prospect is bright and en
"Ah ! here's a new line of business,"
thought we; "surely there cannot be
much encouragement here. Yet anxious
to know the whole truth, we applied
the question of the day to
MR. H. A. LINDSEY.
"My business is to deal in minerals,
gems, relics and curiosities collected ex
clusively in North Carolina. I have been
engaged thus for five years, and am
abundantly satisfied. My sales grow
every year at rapid ratio. I came here
an invalid, and began, more for recrea
tion than for business, with a stock
which I displayed oil top of a couple of
barrels. Now I occupy half of this store,
and expect very soon to move into much
larger quarters, which I have selected for
their proximity to the postoffice and
The Citizen. My prospects never were
so bright, nor my health so good, as
Wondering what the crowd meant
across the street, and anxiously seeking
an exciting local, we crossed over to see
who had been shot, but no accident,
nothing unusual had occurred; it was
merely the throng which daily gathers
and seeks admittance at
Our amazement was soon quieted, be
cause just at the door hangs a lovely
misscltoe, and Mr. Law has the good
taste to select the very nicest young
Indies as saleswomen. So when they are
passing under the misscltoe this Christ
mas season, the temptation is irresisti
ble for other young ladies to enter,
hence the crowd. We soon caught the
proprietor's ear and cornered him in his
cozy office, and he said :
"I came to Asheville eight years ago,
and have met with steady encourage
ment. Beginning in a cornor of a store,
having only a few shelves and the end of
a counter to myself. My trade rapidly
demanded larger quarters, until as you
see to-day, those large store-rooms and
two basements are packed and still in
sufficient. I would likely have made
more money had I been wisely selfish and
looked only to my own interest, but I
cannot resist my love for artistic goods,
and now my customers will have no
other kind of me. On these the profit is
not so large as on cheaper grades, but I
have every confidence both in my own
future and that of Asheville."
Good morning Mr. Chambers. Aren't
you of the firm of
"Yes sir, 1 am, and very busy too.
Our livery business is booming. Please
do not consider me impolite, but really 1
have very little time for talk. My horses
are kept going all the while, and I can
scarcely manage to keep up my orders.
Prospect ! Prospect ! Oh yes, it is splen
did. Good morning."
MR. JAMES CARSON
Says : "I have dealt in stationery, book
and newspapers, for two years. My
business is good and I expect in January
to move into much more commodious
MESSRS. SARGENT B0SW0RTH
Replied : "This, as you see, is somthing
new in Ashevilk? a strictly 5 and 10
cent store. It is an experiment with us,
and we are quite satisfied with results
Being anxious to ornament Asheville
with the handsome photograph of an
eminently handsome man, we called next
MR. W. M. SMITH.
"Just take a seat for one minute, I can
not attend to you just now. Ob! don't
go, this is the instantaneous process, I
won't be long. Only three persons are
ahead of you. Yes the demand for fine
photographs and scenes is tremendous.
The outlook is magnificent. Call back
when you are ready for a sitting."
MR. A. WHITLOCK
Always knows how to treat a customer
and a newspaper man, for he is one of
the very best business men we have ever
met. "Walk in, my dear sir," said Mr.
W. "Yes, indeed, 1 am more than satis
fied with the results of the past year. My
clothing business especially pleases me.
You see that I am even now ready to
move into the adjoining room, so that
mv two stores will be next each other,
and ray space forclothing willbedoubled.
Thank you, thank you, for the great help
Tub Citizen has been tome. Iappreciate
it, I assure. Call again. Good morning."
And thus our agreeable interview was
cut short, because the two stores were
thronged with customers, and their chief
was wanted, as such a chief ever is.
MESSR9. A. II. JONES & SON.
"Our business is principally forcountry
and laboring classes. We carry a good
stock of solid, staple goods. Business
on the whole is very fair, and we expect
it to improve in the near future."
W. P. BLANTON CO.
"We fully agree with all that you re
port from the other liverymen. We are
crowded with orders, and keep up a good
stock of vehicles and horses. None other
will suit this place."
MR. A.R. COOLEY
Said : "I have now lived here six years,
and am greatly encouraged with my busi
ness. I deal in meats, staple groceries.
vegetables and other country produce.
The amount of business in my store for
the past year has far exceeded any pre
MR. C. S. COOPER
Has been in business a year dealing in
stoves, tinware and house furnishings.
He said in very few words, because his
time was otherwise occupied, "My busi
ness has been excellent, and I am greatly
encouraged for the future."
Our good old friend from the Faderland
MR. A. FKECK
Next claimed our attention. "Busy?
Yes, sir, I am busy. No time even to talk
about Switzerland just now. I got dis
pair shoes to finish by noon. Next year,
did you say? Yes, sir; I expec' to have
more work than I can do. Yon see, these
Asheville pavements are just splendid for
MR. G. A. MEARS
Is one of our best merchants, in some re
spects, but he does not advertise in The
Citizen, and consequently takes a de
spondent view of matters surrounding
him. "Business is overdone," said he.
"No good outlook. Nobody can sell win
ter goods while this springlike weather
continues. Most provokingly exaspera
ting, ain't it?"
We could hardly be expected to agree
with our excellent friend that this weather
was "provoking," so we passed on and
called next on one who took a more
cheerful view of life,
MR. Vt'.G. PERRY.
"This," said he, "is the City Bakery,
and headquarters for fancy and first-class
candies. We handle the goods of Roy-
ster, the famous manufacturer of Raleigh,
which everyone knows is the very tip-top
in quality of Southern makes.
LE BON MARCHB.
"Yes, Indeed, that is our title," said
Mr. Lipinsky, "and we mean it, too; this
is the place for bargains. We opened
September 15, and our business has been
excellent. Outlook splendid. Wenrebusy
now taking orders for the old reliable
Staten Island dyeing establishment. We
are making a point of this. Call back
when we have more time to chat."
MR. C. W. BARKER.
"Will you kindly tell us the name of
this splendid orange?" "Yes, sir; tbatis
the Novel, a seedless variety. This is the
Mandarin. I keep all bf the best Florida
oranges and tropical fruits and vegeta
bles. Business is good and outlook sat'
isfactory. My experience is not long
enough to compare with past years, but
I am much pleased, indeed."
"How is the restaurant business pro
"I have just put in a new range, doub
ling my cuisine capacity. I have con
stantly oysters on half shell, and in all
other styles, also every kind of game."
But we would not listen further, for we
should have been drawn within, und this
article would have ended right there ; but
with mouth watering for the good things
of the great caterer, we called next upon
"I have been in the millinery business
for fourteen years. This year now clos
ing has been far the best of all. Outlook
I consider splendid. I sell a better class
of goods each year, which indicates an
improvement in the finances of Asheville
MR. A. M. field.
I have lived in Asheville less than a
year, but have had experience in the jew
elry business for fourteen yean. Have
been located in New York State, the
West, Northwest and Southwest, and
never yet have I found a place to please
me so well as this. I need more room,
however. This is so limited that I will
have to abandon all plated goods and
confine myself to solid ware. This mar
ket demands the very best of all kinds."
MR. J. B. DICKERSON.
"There is twice as much buildingdoing
now as evef before, and consequently our
sales of builders' hardware is utterly un
precedented. I hear that contractors are
generally declining contracts far ahead,
hoping to get better prices in the spring.
They are all so crowded now that they
can afford to decline new work."
MR. GEO. T.JONES,
The greatest Racket Store man ot the
world, said but no matter whnthcsiiM.
every one can see his advertisements, and
they are characterize! by both truth ind
modesty. He did tell us, however, that
during an experience of two and a half
years no month nearly equnled the suc
cess ot the present December. We saw
that his force of clerks was largely in
creased, and everyone was busy In
short, Mr. Jones was as happy and pros
perous as such a wise advertiser deserves
to be and will ever be.
We were indeed rather embarrassed by
our next call; the tidings we received
were most extraordinary.
DR. T. C. SMITH
Said: "I carried on a wholesale business
in drugs and chemicals in , nnd during
the past eighteen months in Asheville my
sales have equaled those of as many
years in my former home. Here is an
advertisement for The Citizen." 01
course we blushed and bowed our ac
knowledgments. Pride always goes before a fall, and we,
beginning to be much puffed up with the
above reports, tackled a legal friend.
Perhaps as discretion is the better part
of valor, we had better say he was
MR. B ,
A name which belongs to the whole hu
man family and means nobody in partic
ular. "Oh, thunder!" said our friend,
don't talk to me about business. Why,
we are doing absolutely nothing. Last
week some excellent people from the coun
try kindly occupied the court with a will
case. It promised to be worth something,
but bless you! all the lawyers in town
came in for a divide of the verdict, and
we couldn't charge our people more than
twice what they recovered, and so each
one did not get enough to buy a drink
of water. Oh, hello, excuse me."
Astonished at the sudden disappear
ance of our vis-a-vis, we turned and dis
covered the cause. Two policemen, "the
best the world ever saw," were dragging
a poor drunken devil to t'.ie" mayor's
court. The attorney had spied the trio,
and quickly reappeared with a mighty
tome under each arm, and with eyes glis
tening, with sympathy, secured a client.
VVe decided that onr luck with profes
sional men was not gratifying.
MESSRS. BALLARD, RICH & II0YCE
Showed very plainly that their extensive
business was still expanding. "We have
this year sold more stoves than ever be
fore in the same length of time. We do
an immense roofing business, for which
we use a better class of plate tin than
we formerly did. This fact is very no
ticeable. The outlook is splendid."
POWELL & SNIDER,
While currying a good line of fine gro
ceries, are an authority on staples, and
do a considerable wholesale trade. They
said : "We have sold less bacon this year
than in 18H8, probably because farmers
are raising their own supplies, but our
business generally is most flattering, and
the outlook is very encouraging."
MESSRS. J. N. MORGAN & CO.
Said : "Our business in staple stationery,
books, etc., is very large. Ksecial in
crease is noted in sales of school books,
both in country and town."
This we consider the best outlook yet.
MISS N. LABAKBE
Has a very attractive little millinery
store, and we were surprised at her ap
parent despondency. She said: "It is
true my orders are very gratifi ing, but I
had best not say anything of the future
that might induce other milliners to come
here, for fear they may be disappointed."
MESSRS. B0ST1C BROS, ft W RIGHT'S
We were so happy as to meet their excel
lent man of business, Mr. Morgan, who
we knew would be well qualified to give
an opinion, especially about the condi
tion of the country. He said: "I have
traveled all over this and adjoining coun
ties, and find the people in far better con
dition than for the past six years. Their
tobacco sells well, they owe nothing, they
deal for cash, and, best of all, are sowing
abundant crops of clover and grass."
MESSRS. PENNIMAN ft CO.
Have never known Asheville, asthcy con
sidered, in so flourishing a condition as
now. Their business wasencouraging.
MR. J. O. HOWELL
Was rather despondent. "Heavy winter
goods won't sell in summer, and here we
are having summer weather all through
December. But I am laying in a large
stock of clover and grass seed, which the
farmers all want."
MESSRS. STARNKS ft DAVENPORT
Had the best country trade that has been
in eleven years. All cash, Plenty of
money in the country.
MR. j. c. MOORE.
"I won't speak from guess, but will
show you my bank book. The deposits
for November, 1889, amount to twice as
much as those of 1888."
FALK'S PIANO HOUSE,
Although a comparatively new business,
has sold one hundred and hlty organs
and twenty pianos during toe year; now
handles the Everett piano and those of
the Lester t'lano Company, ot t'hiladel
phia. Greatly encouraged.
MR. S. HAMMKRSHLAG,
Always plain spoken, honest and candid
has his two large stores filled with goods
The unusually pleasant season rather
discourages the sale of heavy fabrics, but
the country is in good condition, and all
legitimate business is bound to be good
MR.J. II. JENNINGS,
Representitg Hancock, Momon & Co., of
Lynchburg, says that more tobacco has
been sold here than ever before, nnd prices
MESSRS. CHILDS, MOORMAN ft CO.
Were engaged in perfecting their arrange
ments for curing tobacco. Everything
around them looks encouraging. They
buy entirely for European markets,
chiefly Liverpool and Glasgow. Their
shipments will amount to 9,000 or 10,000
pounds per day.
Sales double Lhoseol laiiyear. Average
foi 18SS, 10 cents; average 18a'.), 15Va
cents; highest price 1 81, 80 cents.
A Sudden Illness).
Mr. James Drummond, the son of Mr.
F. P. Drummond, a tobacco dealer on
Water street, who has his residence on
the corner of Phillips and Grove street,
was taken with a sudden attack of ill
ness in the office of the Swnnnnnoa hotel
at about four o'clock yesterday after
noon. He was immediately taken to u
room, and Dr. Billiard was sent for, and
came immediately. Afterwards his
lather arrived and he was removed to
his home. Although suffering greatly
with pain, yet he is in no serious danger.
Mr. Drummond is residing jin Greenville,
Tenn., and was showing Mr. Tower, of
Chattanooga, the city, just before he be-.
Free Dell vers men's Uniform.
The uniforms to be worn by carriers
under the free delivery system to be in
augurated in this city January 1st, ar
rived by express yesterday. The cloth is
a handsome gray, very much like the old
Confederate gray, and is of first-rate
quality. The coats are lined throughout
with the best of rubber clolh, thus being
made impervious to the rain. The car
riers will make a very fine appearance in
their new suits.
. M. C. A. To-Morrow.
There will be a song service led by an
orchestra at the rooms of the Y'oung
Mens' Christian Association, Sunday
afternoon at 4.30 o'clock. Immediately
alter the song service the general secre
tary will teach an evangelistic bible
class. Subject : "Wherefore do ye spend
money for that which is not bread!"
Isaiah. LV : 2 ; Rev. 111:17-4. All young
men are invited.
Mr. Charles S. Swain, of the Knoxville
milling company, is at the Grand Cen
tral. Mr. F. A. Barnes, a well known banker
of Waynesville, is stopping at the Grand
Mr. Geo. C. Williams, who represents
a firm of wholesale clothiers in Balti
more, is at the Swannanoa.
Mr. G. H. Gallaher, who represents the
Sweetwater flour mills, of Sweetwater,
Tenn., has registered at the Grand Cen
Mrs. A. S. Williams and Miss Blessing,
of Johnson City, who were stopping at
the Swannanoa, have left for Columbia,
Among the guests at the Battery Park
is Mr. Jas. W. Sifford. of Attleboro,
Mass., who is the owner of a large whole
sale hardware house.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Lanning arc stop
ping at the Swannanoa. Mr. Lanning
is the private secretary of the general
manager of the Grand Trunk line.
Mr. and Mrs. Atkerson Bright are
now at the Battery Park with their
three children and the maids. They have
rented the Wigwam for the winter season.
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Harvey, of Sagi
naw, Mich., are at tne Battery 1'ark.
Mr. Harvey has come to Asheville to
visit his sister, who is stopping at Mr.
Mrs. Win. H. Macy, second, ofNew
York, is stopping at the Battery Park
with her three children nnd their govern
ess. Her Husband has been at the hotel
for some time.
Mr. Clarence M. Fincke and Mr. C
Louis Fincke are stopping at the Battery
Park. They have come to join their
father, Col. Fincke, of Brooklyn, who is
now at the Battery Park.
Mr. W. B. Norfolk is at the Grand Cen
tral. He is the brother-in-law of Mr.
Robinson, who came here five or six
months ago from Detroit, where he was
connected with the Detroit Free Press.
Mr. E. E. Brown, accompanied by his
wife, left on the eastbound train last
night for Virginia. Mr. Brown having
yesterday received a telegram announcing
the critical illness of his father, Mr. Isaiah
Brown, in Rockingham county, in that
Mr. T. S. Clyce and Mr. J. P. Anderson
were at the Grand Central yesterday.
They are theological students at the
Presbyterian seminary in Columbia, and
are on their way to Bristol, where they
will spend the holidays with their friends
The Queen and Crescent route will
make the usual holiday excursion rates
between all points on its lines. Tickets
on sale Decern bei 21 to 25 inclusive, good
for return until January 3. Also, Decem
ber 29 to January 1, 1890, inclusive:
good tor return until January 5.
The business portion of the town of
rranklinton, IV. c, was destroyed by tore
yesterday, loss a doui vau,ouu.
ANUevtlleM Industrial and Stalls,
It is a wise custom of the best con
ducted newspapers at the end of each
year to present a resume of , ' V irious
lines of business in their respective cities,
nnd to make such predictions of the
future, as may be fairly predicated upon
the experience of the past. We think a
good plan in doing this is to take the
opinons of various leading business men,
and lay them before the public, but thi.
course requires more space than we can
give in any one issue. We therefore, to
day present only the first of a series ot
these articles, showing the answers uridt
to our repo, .,-r H rCply tothe nitrations
How have you prospered the past y.-ui .' I
What think you of the, future?" The
opinion), to-day are collee'cd hastily from
Main street; although, time has not
sufficed to see all of its merchants.
To-morrow the others will be heard from,
and on Tuesday the third article will
present the financial out-look as pre
sented by our banks, the opinions of our
manufacturers, the results of tobacco
trade, and the amount as nearly as can
be ascertained of buildings erected during
the past year.
All three of these articles will then be
republished in Thr Weekly Citizen,
and will afford the most valuable com
pilation of statistical information that
has ever been made in Asheville. Extra
numbers may be procured at a merely
nominal price and we cannot suggest u
better plan than this, for advertising
Asheville and Western North Carolina.
Orders for extras should be made im
mediately, and they may be mailed direct
from this office.
A Pretty Sight.
Fruit, troj ical fruit, with fragrance
added to rich high color always fasci
nates, and in the foreign fruits there is
something peculiarly vivifying and de
lightful as we realize by the senses 01
sight and smell, to go no farther, of tin
sensuous charms of the tropics, how ricl
in their color, how intoxicating in theii
odors, how exqusite in their taste. And
we felt a new sensation when we drop
ped accidentally last night into Barker's
little treasure house.and found ourselves in
kind of fairy land under the magical ra
dianceofthe incandescent light, undci
which the oranges and the bananas, thi
grape fruit, the pears, the grapes an
others made up a combination of charm:
in which all thesenseshad full enjoyment.
There we found two novelties to us, thi
Mandarin orange, small, flat, but deli
cious, and the seedless orange, with thi
flower end opened and exposing the pul
within. This a fine Florida variety. Tht
whole stock and exhibit gives pleasant
note of how near Christmas is, and what
Barker is doing to add to its welcome.
Mr. C. P. Whitson has proved
what can be done here in successfully
putting up canned fruits and vegetables.
Yesterday he gave us samples of his.
peaches artistically put up and beauti
fully labeled, and on trial they proved a
fine as they promised, being fully equal
to any we have seen brought here from
abroad. Last summer Mr. Whitson
work was only experimental, but he suc
ceeded so well that he will establish
himself on Gash's creek, two ormoremile
from the city, and next season put up 011
a large scale fruits and vegetables of all
kinds so treated. Hissuccessin preparing
a fine article of canned goods is unmistak
able, and he ought to find a home mar
ket for everything he prepares, for tht
use of them here is enormous. A largi
sum is annually sent away from home to
pay for them. All that money may be
kept here and should be.
Some years ago a charter was granted
by the Georgia legislature to a railroad
company, whose line of route for tht
road proposed was from Atlanta to tht
North Carolina line, thence to beextendeei
northward, which singularly enough.
proves to coincide with the line after
wards adopted for the Atlanta, Asheville
& Baltimore road. Thccharterforthetwo
seemed to have been granted in ignorance
of their respective purposes. Therefore
there was no antagonism, and is nont
now; so far from it, that in a letter
shown to us by the president of the first
named company, in which he expresses
pleasure at the interest exhibited here, in
the newspapers nnd in the public meet
ings; and invites Captain Atkinson to a
personal conference in Atlanta, through
which he thinks important results will
follow; for he believes that the people
of Atlanta will take active interest in tht
scheme when its advantages are properly
presented to them. Captain Atkinsor
has accepted the invitation, and will go
We acknowledge the receipt of a very
pleasantly suggestive card of invitation
bearing the following inscription :
Capt. and Mrs. M.J. Fagg,
request your presence
at the marriage of their daughter,
Wallace F. Maxwell,
at 7 o'clock,
Thursday evening, December 26,
Asheville, North Carolina.
Arrangements have been made by
which the books of the Asheville Librarv
Association will be moved to the reading
room of the Y'oung Men's Christian As
sociation as soon as possible. The books
will continue to be in the hands of the
Library Association and will be open to
the use of the public on the same terms
DERATE ON THE BRAZIL RES
OLUTION IN THE SENATE.
New Committees) to be Created
Mr. Ewart Favors Investigating
the Civil Service Commission
Mr. Leedotu's Property.
Washington, December 20. SENATE.
Bills introduced and referred: By Mr.
Cullotn, for a limited postal telegraph
service, and by Mr. Reagan, for the free
coinage of both gold and silver; the
issue of certificates to serve as money,
and the retirement of United States and
national bank notes of small denomina
tions. Mr. Morgan called up his joint resolu
tion reccen;'"'ny Jk
l-nm ak i-i ; '. ..i.'.i 1-., .1
S'i'i" lit' a.!-. --.-sctl iu srir .11 tu
V.l'.'!Ct. It MttL uti il a vc ,-
miuoriillit Sr,3 rtrhcatr -urst. :
would not have ventured to address .nc
senate now on the subject, but that he
wit impressed with the necessity ot nav-
ing action taken bycongress. The Fresi-
lent bad tone as tar asms constitutional
powers and practice of the government
.varranted him in going in the matter.
was necessary now in tne
present attitude of the question
mat there snouia oe a conjoint Dec
laration by the legislative and exec
utive uowers of the eovernment as to
what is the status quo in Brazil. The
sentiment ot his resolution was proba
bly, he said, approved by almost every
man in the United States. He might
salely say by every man of intelligence
11 the United states. Mr. Morgan con-
laded by moving the adoption ol the
Mr. Sherman, while agreeing entirely
with the sentiment of Mr. Morgan's res
olution, and with his argument, thought
the time was not opportune lor the adop
tion of this resolution, and he moved its
eterenee to the committee on foreign re-
itions. A long and interesting debate
Mr. Sherman's proposition was sup
ported by Messrs. livarts, Ingalls, Haw
ley, Teller, Edmunds, Blair, Call and
Plumb, and Air. Morgan s by Messrs.
McPhcrson, fcustis Butler and Keagan.
1 he question was taken on tne motion
to refer the resolution to the committee
jii foreign relations. All republicans
otcd aye, and all democrats except Mr.
Jail voted no. There was. however, no
luorum voting yeas, 2t; nays, 15; and
lie whole matter went over without
The senate then went into executive
session, and, when the doors were re
opened, the usual resolution ot regret at
he announcement ot the death 01 Keprc-
.cntative Nutt, ol New York, was oflered
jy Air. bvans, and agreed to, and, as a
urtuer mark ot respect to the memory 01
die deceased, the senate, at 5 o'clock, ad
journed till to-morrow.
HOUSE. Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, from
Lbe committee on rules reported a reso-
ution providing tor the creation ot the
olio wing committees: A standing corn
nil tee on expenditures, in the depart-
uent ot agriculture, to consist ot seven
nerabers; a select committee on the irri
gation ol arid land, to consist of eleven
nembers; a select committee on 1m mi
ration and naturalization, to consist of
,-ven members, the resolutions were
Bills introduced and retcrred:
By Mr. Clements, of Georgia, for the
rection of a public building at Koine,
By Mr. Adams, ot Illinois, providing
lor the world's fair in 1892. (Chicago
By Mr. Boutelle, for the relief of the
survivors of the wrecks of Trenton and
v'atulalia and the stranding of the Nipsic
at Samoa. Also to provide tor a naval
service ; and also to promote the efficiency
of the enlisted force of the navy. (These
ire bills prepared at the navy depart
Hy Mr. Ewart, of North Carolina, a
resolution reciting that it has been openly
md notoriously charged that lor several
years past the civil service commission
las retused to select its clerks under the
provisions of the civil service law; that
1 v 1 1 service questions have been stolen
md given out before examination, and
hat other charges have been prelerred
against the commission and directing
lie committee on civil service reiorm to
nvestigate these charges.
By Mr. Lrain, 01 lexas, appropriating
$6,00,000 for the improvement of Gal
veston harbor; also declaring it to be
unlawful to drape public buildings in
nournmg.or to place nags on such builu-
ugs at hall must in honor ot any de
ceased person unless such person at the
time ol death was in the service ot tne
United States; also to reduce taxation.
(This last bill embodies the tobacco ten
ures ol the Mills bill with the tree list ot
the senate bill.)
Mr. Breckenridge oflered a resolution
providing that monies and other assets
in the honds of Mr. J. P. Leedom, late
sergeant at arms, be turned over to Mr.
A. J. Holmes, present sergeant at arms,
10 be held and disposed of by him as may
be hereafter determined by the proper
authority. Mr. Breckenridge accepted
an amendment (suggested by Mr. Kelley,
of Pennsylvania,) providing that the
adoption of this resolution shall not be
neld or construed in any way to attect
the liability of Mr. J. P. Leedom.
Without disposing ot tins resolution
the house adjourned.
Fatal Steamship Collision.
London. December 20. A collision oc
curred to-day, south of the Isle of Wight
between the Hritisn steamers Cleddy
Irom Odessa, December 3, for Antwerp,
and the Isle of Cyprus, which was bound
from Stockton for a European port.
The Cleddy was so badly damaged that
she sank, several 01 her crew reached
land in safety, but thirteen others are
missing. The Cleddy was an iron brig
rigged screw steamer of 1,398 tons,
and was owned in Cardiff. The Isle of
Cyprus is of 722 tons registered.
Wants Him to Leave.
Lisron, December 20. It is reported
that the Portuguese government is a x
ious for Dom Pedro to leave Portugal.
The calmness with which the people of
Brazil accepted the overthrow 01 the
empire and the establishment of the re
public, encourages the radicals of Lisbon
to believe that they will eventually
achieve a quiet and bloodless revolution
The Contested Seats.
Washington, December 20. The elec
tions committee of the bouse to-day re
ceived the report of the sub-committee
upon the order of hearings and approved
it without objection. The next meeting
of the committee will be held the first
Tuesday after the holiday recess, when
the hearing of contests will begin.