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ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1889.
HENRY GRADY DEAD
THE ORATOR'S TONGUE IS SILENT.
THE EDITOR'S PEN STILLED
THE HOITH MOl'RMH A TRUE
Special Dinpatch to The Citizen.
Atlanta, Ga., December 23. Henry
W. Grady, who so lately charmed and Won
those who heard him in Boston, isdead
On his return to the city he was met
at the railroad station by thousands of
fieople who had assembled to give him
greeting, but he went from the Pullman
coach on the arm of his physician. He
was too ill to respond to congratula
tions. He was hurried to his home where
he died this morning at twenty minuted
to four o'clock.
The scenes at the borne during the last
hours were most pathetic. It was
shortly after eleven o'clock that Dr.
fiverett announced that Mr. Grady was
linking rapidly, and the end Wits near.
Then it was that all the members of the
family and relations gathered about the
sick bed, hoping against hope, yet pray
ing that the cup might be taken from
them. Friends who had at the doctor's
suggestion left the house a few hours
ago, were hastily summoned.
Saturday he was known to be very ill,
but it was not until yesterday morning
that the people in general began to re
alize that his illness might prove fatal.
All day long friends of the family called
ut the home to inquire after the sick
-man's condition. Among the very many
who were there were Dr. Willis West
moreland, a lifelong friend ot
Mr. Grady's was one of the earliest, and
be and Dr. Orme talked over the patient's
condition, There were hundreds of others,
pien, women and children, and there
wa" iorrow in the heart of each when it
was lea"'a,;d tnat tnere was "tt,e nopc 01
for this was more known
as the day adva'"' 1Ile tlo"rs nua
given him up, it wa. M. :iT still the
people would not belie. hat that l,fc
was to be taken from them. ',d' ag tll,s
terrible news spread, a pall seen4' 'a"
upon the city.
The brightness of the day was shut cii?t
by heavy clouds, and the peaceful Sunday
quiet made Atlanta seem in truth a city
It was a fitting and prophetic answer
which the venerable mother of Henry
Grady gave to Dr. R. D. Spalding yester
terday: "I cannot believe that Mr.
Grady will die," said the doctor; "he has
work yet to do." "Perhaps his work is
finished," said the mother, as she bowed
The same question, the same answer;
"No hope?" "No! No!!" Strong men
wept like children ; one by one they stole
back, gazed for a few seconds upon the
ashy pale face, and came back with
bowed heads and burdened hearts. Tbey
realized for the first time that death was
inevitable. There was no ho)e. He
was still unconcious. At 3.40 he drew
his last breath and the great heart was
still. The funeral has not yet been defi
nitely arranged, but he will lie buied in
Atlanta probably Thursday.
Mr. Grady died at twenty minutes to
four this morning, and the whole town is
Charleston, S. C, December 23.
Henry W. Grady's death has caused
universal regret in Charleston. His loss
is regarded a a public calamity. As
soon as the news was received here the
Stars and Stripes were placed at half
mast on the News and Courier building
Bj Aanociated PiBi to The C'itiien.
Atlanta, Ga., December 32. Henry
W. Grady died at 3.40 this morning.
Eurly last night he began to sink, and at
midnight the family was summoned to
his bedside, and from that time his life
ebbed away. It was evident that every
breath brounht death nearer, and it was
only a question of a few hours at most.
Around his bedside were members of his
family and a few of the intimate friends
of the family. The doctors pronounced
the end near, and the patient was un
conscious to the last. Grad"-'V his
condition grew worse, until dei iu came
upon the scene. At the deathbed scene in
the house, we let the curtain fall, the
grief of the wite, the orphaned children
nnd of the mother, all is too sacred to be
written of, save upon the hearts of those
whose sorrow it was to-day. All At
lanta mourns. Henry Grady was more
than a mere prominent citizen. He was
loved by everybody, as probably, no
other man has been loved by those with
whom his lot was cast. He was a
native of Athens, and was thirty-eight
years old. His first active newspaper
work was in Rome, where he was a
partner in the Daily Commercial. He
came to Atlanta in 1872, and started the
Daily Herald, which was the brightest
daily Atlanta ever knew. In 1880, he
came to the Constitution, and
since then has been at the head of every
movement looking to the furtherance of
the progress of the south, lie leaves a
wife and two children.
His illness dates back to his Boston
speech. He had a cold when he started
for Boston, and was imprudent in ex
inir himu-lf when reaching there.
A public demonstration had oeen nr-
raneed for him on his return home, but
he was too sick to accept it, and has
been confined to his home since. Pneu
monia was the immediate causeof death.
IN Al'Gl STA.
ArcsTA.Ga., December 23. A public
meeting was held in the exchange to-day
and resolutions adopted deploring the
untimely death of Henry W. Grady. The
Chronicle will say to-morrow: "Georgia
and the South mourn hn loss. In the
.death of Henry W. Grady the South has
lost her most gifted, eleoquent and use
grady's pkatii in boston.
Boston, Mass., December 23. Hon. P.
A. Collins, when informed of Henry W.
Grady's death said :
"I am stunned by the news. He was
in my judgment the most brilliant man
in the United States; but he was much
more. He had solid qualities, good judg
ment, keen perception of the public needs
and high and ardent patriotism. He
was born for good public and private
good, and his short life accomplished
much. The republic may well mourn the
untimely taking off of a so brilliant and
patriotic a man as ever sprang from her
Jonathan Lane, president of the mer
chant's association, whose guest Grady
was at their recent dinner, said :
"Boston will share in Atlanta's sorrow
for, during Grady's short stay in the city
as our guest, he made many friends. His
visit was exceedingly pleasant, and he
enjoyed himself much. He was one of
those hearty, sympathetic souls, who
impress every one favorably. I don't
think I ever came in contact with a
Southern gentleman who made such a
pleasant impression. When he arrived
here, he was not feeling well, and our
committee induced him to go to bed nnd
rest before the banquet. Our trip to
Plymouth was a pleasant one, and one
which I shall never forget. Grady seemed
to be in the best of spirits, and made
many inquiries regarding the Australian
ballot law in which he was very much
interested. We escorted him to the train
the night of his departure and he com
plained of feeling feverish and wnlked up
and down the platform briskly. The
merchants' association will take appro
priate action upon Grady's death.
at coi.i Mitrs.
Coi-i'Miil'S, Ga., December 23. The an
nouncement of Mr.Grady'sdeatli created
profound grief in this community.
The Enquirer-Sun editorially suggests
the calling ot a special meeting of
the Georgia Press Association to draft
suitable resolutions and to makenrrange
ments for erecting a monument over
Grady's grave as a tribute from the
Birmingham, Ala., December 23. The
news of Henry W. Grady's death created
universal sorrow here. The local press
club held a meeeing this afternoon and
adopted resolutions declaring him the
brightest ornament of Southern journal
ism, and an inspiration to all his coun
trymen. tklkgkams ofsvmpathv.
Atlanta, Ga., December 23. Yester
day the following telegrams were received
from New York, inqiiringforfurthernews
than that contained in the morning pa
pers announcing Mr. Grady's critical ill
"New York. December 22.
"To Capt. Evan P. Howell:
"I am exceedingly anxious to receive
news concerning Mr. Grady. Please send
me a dispatch.
"(Signed) Grover Clkvklanii."
The foregoing message was followed by
this telegram from Gov. David B. Hill to
"Albany, N. Y.. December 23.
"To Mr, Henry W. Grady:
"I am grieved by the startling reports
of Mr Grady'8 condition. Please accept
my heartfelt sympathy in this hour of
"(Stgneaj ,, ........
The bulletin conveying the message of
death was given the country a few min
utes after the announcement was made
that life had taken its flight. Then came
a flood of messages from all over the
Union. They carry their own comment.
Among those received were the following :
"New York, December 23.
"To Mrs. Henry W. Grady:
"Accept the heartfelt sympathy of one
who loved yonr husband for what he
was, and for all that he had done for his
people and his country. Be assured that
everywhere throughout the land warm
hearts mourn with you in your deep
affliction, and deplore the loss the nation
"(Signed) Grovkr Cleveland,"
"Washington, December 23. !
"Hon. E. P. Howell:
"Give Mrs. Grady our sincerest sympa
thy. A terrible loss to the family, friends,
his State and country.
"(Signed) Sami kl J. Randall.'
"Albany, N. Y., December 23.
"To Capt. E. P. Howell:
"Please convty to Mrs. Grady my
deepest sympathy in the loss of her hus
band. He was a noble and brilliant
man, for whom I felt a warm fi iendship
nnd the highest respect. The entire
North will join with the South in lament
ing the death of one whose services in
the obliteration oi sectional icriing uu
been so distinguished and so patriotic.
...... .. n....n tl III, 1 "
(Mgncai iaviu u. i.......
'Macon, Ga., December 23.
"Mrs. Henry W. Grady:
"In the pathetic death of your illus
trious husband, vou will have the tender
sympathy of millions who in commu
nity ol affliction will sorrow wnn me
loved ones, and preserve with them
in honored memory his manly and gener
ous virtues, and none will grieve more
sincerely, or bear him in more loving re
membrance than your friend,
"(Signed) Emory SrEER."
"Rome, Ga., December 23.
"Mrs. Henrv W. Gradv:
"Oh! madame. mav God comfort you
in this hour. I am bowed with you in
sorrow unspeakable. I would take his
place if 1 could give turn DacK to you ana
to Georgia. The cont.nent is poorer in
"(Signed) John Temple Graves."
"New York, December 23.
"Mrs. Henrv W. Grady:
"My heart goes out in sympathy to
you and your children in this sad hour.
The whole country mourns at the grave
of your husband, God alone can comfort
vou. Lean on Him nnd trust Him. He
will not forsake you.
"(Signed) Koswell P. Flower."
"New York, December 23.
"Mrs. Henry W. Grady :
"There is a world wide svmpathy for
your noble husband's undying fame. But
few men held so lame a place in my heart
as Henry W. Grady. God bless and com
fort his bereaved nousenoia.
"( Signed I Clinton B. Fiske."
Among the messages was the following
from Unas. J. lay lor, a coiorea lawyer
"Bri-nsw ick, Ga., December 23.
"To Mrs. H. W. Gradv:
"I am prostrated with grief at tne
news ot Hon. Henry w. l.raay s aeatn.
He was mv personal friend, true and
tried. Will "leave for Atlanta at once.
"(.Signed) Chas. J. Taylor."
Washington. December 23. The bond
offerings to-day aggregated $161,000;
all accepted at lu tor tour ana
half per cents, and 127 for fours.
Mrs E. H. Wright left yesterday morn
ing for Shelby to spend the holidays
with her parents.
Mrs. Lizzie Smith has returned to this
city after a visit of several months to her
son, who lives in Texas.
Mr. J. S. Steinberg, who represents a
Philadelphia stove manufactory, is at
the Grand Central.
Mr. J. C. McDowell, who represents a
firm of Knoxville hatters, has registered
at the Grand Central.
Mrs. V. E. McBee and children have
returned to this city, and are stopping
at the Battery Park.
Mr. W. E. Welch, of Boston, who was
here last year, has returned and is stoo
ging at the Battery Park.
Mr. Carl Reynolds, who is a student at
Wofford College, Spartanburg, is spend
ing his vacation with his mother.
Mrs. Westfeldt and party, of Arden,
were in the city yesterday shopping and
dined at the Swannanoa.
Mr. H. B. Merrell has returned to this
city from the Hot Springs, where he has
been stopping for the last week.
Mr. Jacob Hildebrand, of Cleveland,
Ohio, who is stopping at the Grand Cen
tral, is visiting his relatives in this city.
Mrs. R. Fronberger and Mrs. L. W.
Crnlle left yesterday afternoon for Mem
phis, Tenn., where they will spend the
Mr. H. J. Ostendorf, of Cleveland,
Ohio, registered at the Battery Park yes
terday. His wife has been here for some
Mr. R. D. Gilmer has returned from a
trip to Washington and is on his way to
Waynesville. He is now stopping at the
Among the guests at the Grand Cen
tral is Mr. A. V. Lawson, who repre
sents the firm of S. H. George & Co.,
hatters of Knoxville.
Mr. R. 0. Patterson has returned from
a month's trip to Washington and is
now on his way to his home in Bryson
City. He is stopping at the Grand Cen
tral. Mr. R. L. Tilford, of Hampden Sidney.
Vn., is at the Grand Central. He is a
theological student nnd will take his de
gree at the Presbyterian Seminary in
Mrs. J. L. Hull and her four daughters
are stopping at the Battery Park. Her
husband is at the head of the well
known Hall Safe and Lock Company, of
Miss Carrie Addington, who is a stu
dent at a school in Cleveland, Tenn., is
at the Grand Central. She is on her
way to Franklin, in order to be present
at the marriage of her sister to Mr. S. L.
Rodgers, the clerk of the superior court
Wofford College at Spartanburg is
well represented in Asheville. The boys
have returned to this city to spend their
Christmas holidays with their friends
and relatives. They are Messrs. Arthur
Rankin, freshman in that college; Eu
gene Bearden, sophomore; Will Cocke,
sophomore; James Ray, junior, nnd Ir
win Sluder, sophomore.
Mr. Frank G. Mosher, ol Augusta,
who was formerly connected with the
Anniston Inn, has arrived in the city
ind will be Mr. Asa Loomis' successor.
Mr. Loomis will leave, as soon as he has
made his successor thoroughly ac
quainted with the various duties con
nected with his work, for Middlesbor
ough, Ky., where he has been made the
manager of the new hotel just erected
A SLICK SWINDLER.
The Firm of nilllnics & Co., 83s
Broadway, N. v., a Mvth,
New York, December 23. For several
weeks circulars purporting to come from
the commission house ot Billings & Co.,
S35 Broadway, have been sent through
out the country enclosing samplesof silk,
satin and other dress goods, which were
offered ut about one-third the price
nrrlin.-irilv charired for such goods. Per
sons srnriin? orders were instructed to
send the monev to the postoffice in this
city. The police caused the postoffice
authorities to stop the delivery of Billings
& Co's mail, and in the past few davs
several bags of letters addressed to that
firm have accumulated. To-day the
police made a raid on the office of the
firm at 835 Broadway, and found there
only a man, calling himself John Jones,
and a stove and a chair. There were no
dress goods of any kind there. Jones,
who IS supposed to oe tne ongiuuior ui
what is believed to be a mythical firm.
was arrested and taken to Jefferson
market police court, where he was re
manded until to-morrow.
SCENE ON A CAR.
Smashing Through the
Boston. December 23. As the Port-
Innrl pTuresR trom Boston was passing
a freight train on the Boston and Maine
railroad near tnis station mis evening
a heavy piece of timber became nnfns
tened from one of the freight cars and
truck the front end of the rear car of the
express. The express whs running at the
rate of forty miles an hour, and the tim
ber crashed through the car, raking it
broadside, breaking every wiudow sasn
on inai S1UC bdu covering p.,ojv"
cers with sins and splinters.
0 !., 1 i.j .:.u
1 ne cars were neavuy utuucu wnu
passengers, and a number of ladies
fainted from fneht. while fifteen or
twenty of them were more or less cut
about the face and shoulders. One wo
man was uncouscious for several hours,
and is reported to be fatally injured
Upon the arrival of thetrain at Lawrence
the injured passengers were cared for,
and most of them were able to continue
their journey. The accident delayed trains
ball an hour.
When a hen makes a dead set for
family she gets it if she has half a chance,
THE WAYS AND MEANS COM.
MITTEE AT WORK.
During Three Weeks i,4o Hes-
HiixeH Ment to tlie Senate Many
Nominations Confirmed, but
Many still Hani Eire.
Washington, Decemoer 23. A com
plaint has been filed with the inter-State
commerce commission by Wm. A.Harvey
against the Louisville and Nashville
railroad company. Harvey alkges a
violation of the inter-State commerce
act by defendant in furnishing to certain
members of the city council of New
Orleans and others free passes good for
transportation from points in tne State
of Louisiana to different points along
their road through and into otherstates
The wavs and means committee was
engaged for a few hours to-day in con
sideration ot the McKinley administra
tive customs bill. The committee expect
to complete the preparation of the bill
before a hearing on the tariff begins.
The minority of the commkte. insist
upon hearing those who are in favor of a
reduction of the tariff as well as those
who favor the present schedule. The
committee therefore, when it meets after
Christmas, will hear both sides of the
In three weeks, ended last Saturday,
President Harrison sent to the senate
1429 messages containing the nomina
tions, including army and navy appoint
ments, of about 1 ,601) persons. When the
senate adiourned Saturday altcrnoon
there had been made public the confirma
tion of about 1,000 ol tliesenomiuations,
a great majority of them postmasters
The judiciary committee is noted for the
deliberate manner in which it considers
matters referred to it, so it is not sur
prising that only a small proportion ol
nominations of judges and officers of the
United States courts nil over the country
have been confirmed. The nominations
of O. W. Chapman to be solicitor general,
of Alphonzo. Hart to be solicitor of in
turnal revenue, and of W. P. Hepburn to
lie solicitor of the treasury, are still un
disposed of. In fact so far as the nomi
nations referred to the judiciary com
mittee are concerned, confirmations are
Of the diplomatic nominations the
following have not been confirmed:
George Maney, minister to Paraguay
and Uruguay; R. G. Pitkin, minister to
the Argentine Republic; Clark b. Carr,
minister to Denmark. Among the con
sular nominations that have not been
acted upon by the senate arc those ol
Eugene Schuyler, as consul general at
Cairo, Egypt, and of William H. Sorsby,
of Mississippi, to he consul general in
Ecqiiador. In the customs service nomi
nations remaining undisposed of are
those of Ainor Smith, jr., to be surveyor
at Cincinnati, and of Phillip M. Ililder
brand, to be surveyor at Indianapolis.
Robert Smalls, colored, ex-congressman
from South Carolina, nominated to be
collector of customs, is also unconfirmed.
Other important nominations that went
over until after the recess are those of
Messrs. Roosvelt und Thompson, civil
service commissioners; Taylor, railroad
commissioner; Hnlliday, commissioner
of customs; Bates, commissioner of
navigation; Morgan, commissioner ot
Indian affairs, and Dorchester, "-.uperin-tendent
of Indian schools.
ADVANCE IN IRON.
I'nusual Interest In tills Product,
and Still Advancing;.
Pittsuirg, Pa., December 23. Extra-
irdinary interest is now manifested in
the iron market. A further advance is
expected during the month of January,
alia 11 mere is any iurtner increase 111
prices the iron workers will be entitled
to an advance in wages. Bar iron is
now being sold at 1.95c. per pound, and
it is said some sales have been made at
wo cents. YV hen it goes above two
cents then iron workers will receive an
idvance. The possibility of a further ad
vance is Deing discussed, not oniv ny
those directly interested, but by busi
ness men generally. Coke operators
have agreed to a further advance in the
price of coke on January 1, from $1.75
to $2 per ton. This will have, it is gen-
rallv conceded, a further stimulating ei-
I'cct upon the iron market. The furnaces
ire receiving more orders than tucv can
till. The boom 111 Bessemer iron still con
tinues, and there is a most active de
mand reported for all grades of iron.
I would not be surprised to see the
card rate go beyond two cents, re
marked a gentleman closely allied with
he trade this altcrnoon : "but there is
lamrer of it going too hiuh. Mnufactur
crs should look out a line, and be guided
by conservative views and not overdo a
L'ood thing. Everything points to n
most active trade during the next year,
but the boom can easily be punctured il
prices are advanced too rapmiv. "un
cials of the Amalgated association are
not anxious to see a rapid advance.
Thev arc afraid ot a reaction. If the
market will stand an advance beyond
the two cent basis, why they would be
glad to see it, otherwise in the end it
would lie most injurious, and they oou 1
want to see it. The developments of the
next thirty or sixty days will be awaited
RISING FROM ITS ASHES.
Statistics of Southern Loss and
Manufacturers' Record of to-day, in
shnwinir the phenomenal increase of
wealtl in the Miutn since iiwu, inci
dentally portrays the vast loss inflicted
on that section bv the event of the "civil
war. In INfiO the assessed value ot
property in the whole I nited mates was
$12,000,000,000. of which the South
bad S5 .200.000,(1011, or per cent
The South was nt that time the rich and
nroKoerous section. Mississippi, lor ex
ample, had $160,000,000 more of prop
erty than Connecticut, and was fourth
in the 1st ot Mates in wr eniiun valua
tion. The census of 1878 indicated a
vast destruction of property in the van
nuished section. It had but $3,064,000,
000 assessed valuation, as against $5,-
k00,000,000 ten years before the loss be-
inff S2.iOO.Utm,mi. 1 ne Kecora esti
mates the real loss nt $5,000,000,000,
As the Record puts the valuation for
18H!) at $4.220. 100.400 it would appear
that the South is still poorer than she
was in 1860. Her present rate 01 in-
rrensc is. however, very rapid, the gni
since 1880 being $1,306,720,927. The
Tradesman, of Chattanooga, going upon
data obtained from governors nnd
comptrollers-general, places the present
population 01 tne noum nt rj.-wa.iou,
the gain since 1880 being at the rate of
3.3 per cent, per annum.
The Weather To-Day,
Washington, December 21. Indica
tions for North Carolina. Warmer ; fair ;
southerly winds; fair on Wednesday.
Tne Horses Seem to Have Christ
nias lu tbeir Bones.
Yesterday was prolific in runaways.
The first one was that of Mr. Joseph
Sluder. He left his horse and buggy
standing in front of his house, while he
stood beside it talking to some one. The
horse became frightened by his crack'
ing his whip at a dog which ran
past, and galloped up Main street. It
leaped the fence around the court house
square and left the buggv on the other
side in a slightly negligee condition.
Having freed itself from this incumbrance
it walked up to a man in the square and
allowed itself to be caught. While racing
down the street a mule team was in
spired by its example and ran off with
a heavy wagon, but were stopped with
out doing much damage.
The prevailing fever affected the little
ponies of Ballard, Rich & Boyce while
they were standing in the yard back of
the store. They started off dragging the
colored boy, who was vainly trying to
hold them by the bridle, and, shaking
him off, galloped up Water street to Pat-
ton avenue, where they continued across
the street and dashed into the Model ci
gar store and ran the pole through the
glass front and hurled the sign through
the show window. One of them pranced
into the store itself and the men all
umped up on the counter, in order, it is
supposed to make a counter attack on
the horse. Very little damage was done
to the wagon, but one of the ponies was
ut about the head by its contact with
the glass window.
A Draw Head Out and a Freight
Car off the Track.
West bound train No. 50 was delayed
about two hours yesterday on account
of an accident on the road. It seems
that a freight train met with an accident
and the track was blocked. The freight
had a draw head pulled out of the rear
car when at Black Mountain on Sunday
night and the car, as usual, was fastened
by a chain. This chain broke when the
train reached Mud Cut, about 2 o'clock
it night, and falling across the track
threw the car and caboose off the track.
The conductor, Mr Horton, was on top
f the caboose at the time and jnmed
iff, but was thrown against the bank
nd very severely bruised. He was taken
ow yesterday on board the morning
train. The engine which carries the con
victs to and from their work was near
he scene of the accident, and steam was
gotten up in this and the workof placing
the car on the track was begun. It was
not accomplished until late in the morn-
ng and a telegram was sent to 01.1 Fort
to hold the train there, where the passen
gers had to wait for two hours. Among
them was Mayor Blanton, who refused
to state how they whiled away the weary
hours they were compelled to wait. He
was unable to hold his usual reception
during the morning, and Mr. Pullinm
kindly took his place andadministerdthe
nes in a very acceptable and remunera
tive (to the city treasury) way.
NEW HOSE COMPANIES.
Additional Fire Force Stationed
Through the City.
Two new hose companies have been
formed during the past week and received
their reels last evening from Mr. J. H.
Woody, who turned them out at his
own shops. Thev certainly present a
cry creditable appearance. Mr. Woody
has also introduced an under cut drav,
Inch he claims will lie 111 use here en-
rely in a short time. He has already
sold one of these to the Asheville manu
facturing compauy. The hose company,
hich he has organized consists of
Messrs. J. H. Woody, W. E. Wolfe, C. W
Stikeleather, J. T. Justice. E. E. Spain
and T. C. Westnll, jr. The company wil'
have its quarters nt Camp Patton and
for the present will use a building adjoiu-
ng Mr. Woody s stable. Their suits
have already been ordered nnd will soon
Another company was organized a few
days ago in the suburbs of the city
Their station will lie in lluttrick's block
it the west end of Patton avenue. The
members are J. B. Cole, captain, T. B
Cole, G. II. Simmons, William Jarrett
William Owen and Dr. J. G. Queen. With
this addition to protection from fires,
the city fire department is ready for any
emergency and the insurance companies
will have an easy time of it.
The Bereuaders Feasted.
The Apollo Glee Club were out in force
on Saturday evening and topped off the
rehearsal with a visit to the residence o
Mr. J. G. Martin, the president of the
Cosmopolitan Club, where they serenaded
Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Ivison nnd Miss
Myers. The music was thoroughly ap
preciated, and the boys were invited to
come in bv Mr. Martin. Needless to say
they accepted the invitation, and they
had no cause to regret it. They were en
tertaincd in a most hospitable fashion,
After the refreshments were served, the
host proposed a dance, and the members
of the Glee Club showed that they had
music in their heels as well as in thei
throats. All were sad when the lateness
of the hour compclkd them to say good
night to the genial host and charming
hostess, and separated with the firm de
termination of repeating their vfcit as
soon as a proper interval had elapsed.
If the serennders are thus rewarded we
will soon see the streets resoundingevery
night with the soft strains of guitarsand
rich harmony of finely blending and well
Mr. Will Israel, the son of Col. Israel,
who is a tobacco buyer in Durham, is in
WHO KILLED COCK ROBIN?
An Old story Told In a New and
Most Attractive Way
We have been delighted with the new
version of this old nursery story, dear to
babyhood, and which the powers of mem
ory and association keep alive in the
mind as a tender link with the era of sim
plicity, innocence and credulity. It is the
work of Mr. R. D.Gilmer, of Waynesville,
N. C, printed in New York in a style 01
Christmas elegance of tvpe and illustra-
tiod, a handsome present for the chil
dren, and as good as it looks. Mr. Gil
mer wrote it for the amusement of his
little boy, but its flight is high enough
to interest grown folks; for a very prcg
nant moral is conveyed in the treatment
of guilt or innocence of the accused, ot
the value of evidence, of the circumstan
ces which convict or extenuate, of the
ingenuity of counsel, of the wisdom ol
the judge, and of the fairness and intelli
gence of tne jury. Under cover of fable,
is a very clear, perhaps satirical, delinea
tion of the course of justice. Grown
folks may read with profit, the little
ones will certainly do so with pleasure.
For is not the story of cock robin a true
one i Did not once upon a time the
birds all talk and act, and have their
ways like men and women ? And here we
have all our own birds with which we
are familiar, talking nnd acting like the
birds in old times and across the sea,
where the old story canu fn -m- 4'-e robin
and the sparrow, and t'u w .11 and tii
iy. and the quail and ne la.-k, anion;.
whom w find judges .i'.' mrots and
lawyers and sheriffs, air! tin- inevitublt
complement of murder, m.! rir,:iv!s and
The verse is charmii i:
lively, the illustration ,
,v,'u:, i,,i i',-id
.e a cliurniiiit
tiie :-ind p'i'
1 cop . It i
characteristic, and the
Christmas gift, the firs'
lislied in the South. Gi 1
on sale at Morgan's and Carir
SCOTTISH S ICI1 TV.
Their Annual Met' ins otj 'I ue-
day, Decen er 3 .
It is pleasing to see c zens, al e.- t'.n-i.
adoption as sons an: daught-'rs of
America, preserving 1 .cir love tor 'm
native landofthemselv? or tlr-ir fathers.
North Carolina is indil. ed to fv-oi.'i id
for many of her best residents, i'scr
and women characterised by the stri'.",
integrity, the successful thrift, the mi
tiring industry, which came with tiv ,11
from their mountainsto irs.
When these good pe ile meet topetiic-
to honor Scotland, tHey equally houo:
America. The Scottish so.iety of West
ern Carolina propose 'Hikliti;; 'heir an
nual meeting for the bono ol then
former and present ho-ncsuti 1.. -ginanay,
which occurs on Tutsday next, De
The invitations iss'.! .t 'handsome
and numerous, but as:'- iiiendsmay be
overlooked, we are ai in.ri.:ed to request
any Scot, who has not .reived a card to
correspond at once th Setretai v
Arthur, box E, postoffice, Ashcv.llc, N.I..
ELECTION OF OFFICERS
ny the Ancient Order or viinea
At a regular meeting of the A. O. U. W.
the following officers were elected for
the next term :
Past Master P. A. Cummings.
Master Workman N. P. Chedester.
Foreman T.J. Sumner.
Overseer W. E. Bean.
Recorder J. B. Worsley.
Financier L. W. Jeanncrett.
Receiver S. Lipinsky.
Guide Azor Shell.
Inside Watchman T. J. Mitchell.
Outside Watchman J. M. Alexander.
Trusteell. S. Haskell.
Representative to Grand Lodge S. Li
Alternate J. B. Worsley.
Auditing Committee W. R. Whitson,
T.J. Hargan, P. A. Cummings.
There will be a public installation ol
the officers at their next regular meeting
t their hall 011 the first Friday evening
in January (the 3d) at 7.30 o'clock.
Mr. Ronald MacDonald, who has had
charge of this school for the past fall
term has taken a lease on the property
for five years dating from last July, and
the school will now be under his sole
management. Mr. MacDonald has been
connected with several of the largest En
glish schools, and is eminently well fitted
as an instructor of young men. The sit
uation of the school is excellent and the
buildings good, and the large groundsaf-
ford ample room for outdoor games and
exercise. 1 he terms ot the school will re
main as before; sons of clergymen re
ceiving free tuition.
Under Mr. MacDonald's most compe
tent management the school should take
a fresh lease of life, and meet with nit the
success it deserves, and that we would
wish for it. The Easter term opens Jan
uary 1, as will lie seen by our advertis
The Citizkn is indebted to Mr. G. S.
Arthur for a very liliernl supply of Christ
mas celery, tender, juicy, and well
blenched. Mr. Arthur has leased the
finely improved garden of Mr. A Garrett
and will have an abundant spring supply
of lettuce, radishes, etc., together with
his present full supply of celery. He has
already anticipated spring, for with his
celery came some fine heads of letiuce;
for all of which we express our thanks.
Mr nnd Mra Dr g A Boynton have
returned from Florida, and will proba-
. bly stay till May. Dr. Boynton was
' one of Garfield's physicians.
GREAT HOPEFULNESS FOR
The Conclusion of Our Industrial
Resume The Buildlnic Boom
Unprecedented The Banks Ex
pect Good Results front Crops.
To give the opinions of all of our citi
zens, as we proposed last week to do, oc
cupies far more space than we antici
pated. Such absolute unanimity we have
never experienced. We to-day have only
room for the opinionsof our bankers, and
of one of our real estate firms. In the
latter we are sure that all other agencies
We hoped to make a condensed state
ment of building operations, but tbey are
really too extensive for us to touch upon
with the brief space at our disposal. Suf
fice it, in this connection, to say that one
gentleman, a new resident, Mr. McAfee,
has within a few months erected two
large and elegant storehouses on Patton
avenue, and has five comfortable dwell
ings almost completed on Spruce street.
No stronger proof of his sincere belief in
Asheville's future can be asked. He has
made a large investment, expecting lib
eral returns in rents. In this we know he
will not be disappointed. Houses are in
continual and increasing demand. We
know of one residence being rented last
week at the rate of $500 per month.
This seems a high rental at first sight,
nt knowing the elegance both of build-
:.ft and f jniishin' y do not hesitate to
-i.y that the renter even at .-.hi price has
obtained a r; Kin.
first '' . is with
Mrt. ; . f 'i T.I..
the crshier of 'he Viii-.nal .P.;;r.k of Aslw
nllc, wiio said that wmlc money matters
seemed unusually stringent this was ow
ing to the large aninunt required now for
worrying on the extenswe building coc
trni ts, which could It seen in r.very q'j.u
tcr, ami also for moing the unusrally
large toU-.vo -rop. He predicted .,(
each of the b,ir : .- -f Mhcvtik .vo'j'.d o'' .
In -ner business nn.l make more iioncir
'icxt year tbijii e or beibre.
of tin A'tstero CurotuuKli.'.'nk, su
"Thf reply I cam " mi to n-fer tt
' . 1 -she.) atait. .. l.ich I
Xi: ' wevill, .Vniry J, pa a
ini a'iiiur-, 'Ividr-'id oUPer cent , Wp.
1 'g ug i,W, tiie rate which1 eu Je.
cla n: ravh hail ; ar since t .e '.ok was
estHt'iahed. Ia addition to tW, t- ......
c.iji! .: M, our surplus will equul I." y
cti.t 1.' - !'e capital stock."
VR. w. P. EKKKSt,
of the Fi; ' 't'oual 'auk, said tli'it he
anticipated '.01! yc :' bnsim in
WM. Scare. of nontyin 'e Sout h had
caused serious "tnngency the pist year.
The unusually go ' rops required more
riioucy to move tins' than v. ;s in circuit
.i''n. The amount . .inulation in the
L'n:ted States is fl'.l rn a, 'ta, while in
fiance it is over liic '01
X P Of
SUl-O.OOO.O'.iO ol silver 111 tU tre.,
aaury is 1.
'.e usui e
-trious bliu.iler. bo n'.so
law now in torce in this State.
Mr. Breese added that he could not
speak more strongly on this matter than
to echo the words of David Ramsey, the
historian, who, in 1809, wrote of usury
laws as follows:
"The intention of the laws against
usury is humane, being designed to save
men from the effects ot their own tolly
and indiscretion, but. the policy is ques
tionable "Th mln i.hen It St to i 1 self will like ;(,!
other things findSrS-Uii'u level. Where it
is htdged around with penal laws ihi-.
lender will not part will Ins money till
he is secured not only ;i;ur,!.i 1 lie insol
vency of the borrower, but liii possibility
of his being subjected to the consequences
of violating the laws.
I Ins raises the premium and increases
the distresses of the distressed."
Mr. W. B. Gwyn of
GWYN & WEST,
real estate agents, said: "Our busi
ness is excellent and most promising
for next year. The populution of Ashe
ville has increased in two years from
000 to 12,000 notwithstanding the al
leged dullness" in real estate. This place
is becoming better known each year.
The amount of building is unprecedented.
The universal experience of other cities is
that a boom in real estate always fol
lows large investments in buildings. I
consider real estate on a surer basis and
prospects better than ever before. There
are very few vacant houses and the de
mand is very great, far beyond the sup
ply." If space allowed we might proceed with
these same opinions to fill this whole pa
per, but it is surely not needed. Every
one knows that Mr. Vanderbilt will most
probably invest as much money in his
improvements as will equal the whole
annual value of this township. So that
with other large investments which are
being made, it is not extravagant to say
that in two years the assessed values of
Asheville township will be double those
of to-day ; as a consequence the rate of
taxation will be lowered throughout the
We would ask is not this state of
things attributable largely to our rail
roads ? And shall we not exert ourselves
to increase the number of railroads by
every wise and legitimate means? And
may we not with modesty ask our
friends; "Has not The Citizen for the
past year contributed its mite to this
universal prosperity ?"
At 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, by the
Rev. Mr. Tipton, at the house of Mr.
William McKee, on Bull creek, in this
county, Mr. J. F. Reed and Mrs L. R.
Fanning, daughter of William McKee.
The rink will be opeu every afternoon
and night during the holidays. Special
attractions each night.