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TIOM. In the House Mr. Buchanan Makes
and Withdraws an Objection,
and Ihe Territorial Bills
Are Considered.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Washingtok, D. C, Jan. 18. Senate
The Senate met at 11. a. m., but it was
onlv at .11:20 a. m., and as the result of
a roll-carf,that the attendance of a quorum
was secured.
The credentials of Mr. Frye, for the
senatorial term of six years from March
4-th next, were presented by Mr. Hale,
read and placed on file.
The Senate at 11:30 a. m. resumed
consideration oltbetariffbill, the pending
question being on the amendment report
ed from the finance committee, 'allowing
a bounty of one cent per pound on sugar
produced from beets, sorghum and sugar
cane, grown in the United States.
The debate on the amendment lasted
until. 5 o'clock, without intermission,
having taken a wide political range, and
the principal speakers being Messrs.
Reagan, Butler, Chandler and Spooner.
During its progress a long discussion as
to the constitutional power of Congress
to give such bounties was carried on be
tween Messrs. Spooner and Hoar on the
affirmative side - of , the question, and
Messrs. Gray, Butler, George and Reagan
on the opposite side.
At 5:10 p. m. a vote was taken on the
sugar bounty amendment, and it was
agreed to by a vote of ayes 27, nays 23,
party lines being maintained on it except
in the case of Payne, of Ohio, who voted
aye, with the Republicans,, and Quay, of
Pennsylvania, who voted with the Dem
ocrats against it.
At 5:15 p. m. the Senate adjourned un
til to-morrow.
House. Mr, Buchanan, of New Jersey,
objected to the approval of the journal,
contending that it was incorrect in the
statement that unanimous consent was
yesterday granted to Mr. Springer, of
Illinois, to offer as a substitute for the
Dakota bill, his omnibus bill with certain
amendments, instead of House bill 8466;
which; under the special order, he was
permitted to offer.
Mr. Cox, of New York, who was in the
chair yesterday when the proceedings
occurred, stated that he had submitted
the request for unanimous consent and
that it had been granted, and in this
statement he was corroborated, by Mr.
Toale, of Montana, and Mr. Symes, of
Colorado.. ...
Mr. Buchanan thereupon withdrew his
objection to the approval of the journal.
Consideration of the territorial bills
was then resumed, the pending question
being on the McDonald substitute for the
Springer omnibus bill, which is itself a
substitute for the Senate Dakota bill.
The House proceeded immediately to
vote upon the McDonald substitute,
which has never been read, but which
embodies the main features of the omnibus
bill, except that it provides for the im
mediate admission of South Dakota.
The substitute was rejected yeas 117,
nays 122, Messrs. McDonald and Tars
ney being the only Democrats joining in
the solid Republican vote in favor of the
Mr. Springer then offered an amend
ment to the omnibus bill, providing that
if a division of Dakota is authorized, and
a majority of all the votes cast at the
election provided for in the act shall be
in favor of the Sioux-Palls constitution
of 1885, it shall be the duty of the con
vention which may assemble ut Sioux-
Palls to submit to the people of South
Dakota for satisfaction or rejection, the
Sioux-Palls constitution of 18S5; and
also articles separately submitted at that
time including the selection of a tempor
ary seat of the government, with such
changes as the Senate may name, and as
to the boundaries of the proposed State;
to the reapportionment of the judicial
and legislative districts, and such other
amendments as may be necessary to
comply with the provisions of this act,
Mr. Springer demanded the previous
question on the pending amendments, on
tneir tnira reading.
The Republicans demanded further
time for debate, but Mr. Springer was
obdurate. til Mr. Symes, of Colorado,
lUlWKUmVkliab M" ... VM. .
allowed for discussion, the republican side
I. .......- .UTiaf unliiH a, hntir ,aa
would resort to filibustering.
Under this threat, Mr. Springer signified
' bis willingness to permit the debate to
run on for an hour.
. Mr. Randall, however, came forward
with an objection which be based upon
the fact that the territorial bills had
monopolized the time of the House for
the past week, to the exclusion of the
" appropriation bills. Thereupon the.
edict of Vdontt vote" went forth from
he republican side, and as h? edict was
obeyed, the House was left without a
'quorum. . :
Mr. Springer then withdrew his demand,
for the previous question, and. the debate
proceeded. .
Mr. Perkins, of Kansas, moved to.
amend the Snrincrer amendment hv
pro-riding that iftheSioux-Fallspoii8titUT
tjon is ratified by the people of sooth
Dakota, the President shall issue his
proclamation declaring the State pf
-6'uth Dakota admitted, into he Union.
Agreed to; and M. .-pringer's amepd.-
mcqt, as amended,, was agreed to,
A similar provision, relative to the
admission, of Montana, was embodied in
the substitute, upon, motion of Mr, Toale,
of Moptana,
Mr. Daughtery, of Florida, offered an
amendment including Utah and Arizona,
saying that he did not see why an omni
bus bill of democratic ongm. should
let in all of the republican territories and
keep out the democratic territories. The
amendment was ruled out on a point of
The House then proceeded to vote on
the omnibus bill as an amendment, and
as a substitute for the Senate measure,
and it was agreed to, by a party vote of
yeas 133, nays 120.
. Mr. Springer closed the debate on the
bill in an eloquent, and flowery speech
which gave rise to much applause.
The Senate bill, as amended by the
substitution of the omnibus bill was then
passed yeas 144, nays 98.
Mr. Springer moved to amend the title,
so as to conform with the body of the
bill. Agreed to.
The House then at 5 o'clock took a
recess until 7:30 the evening session to
be for the consideration of private
pension bills. " '"
At its evening session the House passed
thiity private pension bills, and at ten
o'clock adjourned until to-morrow.
Again In Trouble Ran Into by a
Haytian Gunboat.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Pobt-au-Prince, Hayti, Jan. 3. The
steamship Haytien Republic was run
into by the Haytian gunboat Nouvelle
Valdroguc on thenight of December 20th,
inflicting but slight damage to either ves
sel. The Haytian gunboat was entering
the harbor at full speed and could have
steamed to her anchorage without any
change of course, but when within twenty
yards of the Haytien Republic her helm
was suddenly put to port and remained
so until she struck that vessel. Then her
engines were reversed and she backed to
a distance of two hundred vards. She
then again steamed at full speed until
within a short distance from the steamer,
when her course was slightly changed.
thus just missing her. The gunboat was
bailed both times, but no answer was
made, neither did her captain attempt
to ascertain the amount of damage she
had done, or offer assistance.
After ascertaining the damage done,
the Galena sent an armed boat's crew to
the offending gunboat, where a statement
was made that the jamming of the tiller
ropes was the cause of the collision. It
is the opinion that it was a deliberate
attempt to sink the released ship, and
is a question whether the scheme was
not originated by higher authority than
the captain of the gunboat.
A Collision at Sea.
By Teletrath to the Cit-zen..
New York, Jan. 18. The steamer
Richmond hence for West Point, Va.,
returned with the schooner Jacob Reed
in tow, this morning. The two vessels
had been in collision. The steamer's
port-bulwarks are stove in fore and aft
of the pilot house and there is a small
hole in her bulwarks at the main rig
ging. Her pilot house and fore and
main rigging are also slightly damaged.
The schooner's bow-sprit is broken off
at the knightheads.
Ex-Banker Bain Found Guilty.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Norfolk, Va., January 18.-The
trial of R. T. K. Bain, director of the
Exchange National Bank of this city,
which failed in April, 1885, ended in
the United States Circuit Court here
to-day. The indictment was for mis
application of tne funds of the bank by
checking, when his firm,. Bain &
Brother, were indebted to the"-bank.
The jury brought in a verdict of guilty.
Pending motion for a new trial, Bain
was admitted to bail.
'Weavers Advising; a Strike.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Fall River, Mass., Jan. 18. At
meeting of the Weavers' Union last night
it was decided to draw up resolutions
asking for an advance of wages, con
demning the Board of Trade for refusing
to listen to the wishes of the weavers as
expressed by the union, and advising a
strike in the event of a continuance of the
present policy of the manufacturers.
Ridenour Acquitted.
B$ Telegraph to the Citizen.
Winchester, Va., Jan. 18. The jury
in the Ridenour murder case was out
on Vour and brought in a verdict of
"ik guilty." Immediately loud cheers
arose from the great crowd assembled.
Ridenour had been twice sentenced to be
hanged. After the judge had discharged
the prisoner, crowds pressed around him
to congratulate him.
Without the' President's Slgna-
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Washington, Jan.. 18,-Tbe act grant
ing the right of way to the Pensacola &
Memphis Railroad Co., through public
lands in Florida. Alabama, Mississippi
and Tennessee, has become a law without
the President's signature. ' "
An A Bred Journalist's. Reatlt.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
. NHW Brunswick, N. J., Jan. 18, Geo.
W. Reed, one of the editors and stock
holders of (he Brooklyn P0y Eagle,
died at hi residence, in this city, at seven
oV-lock this morning. Mr, Reed was
seventy years of age, '
A BbaklnE ffn tn Scotland
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
London. Jan. 18. A shock of earth
quake was felt to-day in a portion of the
Leith valley and in. western Edinburgh.
but no damage was done.
in Business circles.
for the
By Telegraph to the Citizen."
New Your, Jan. 18. R. G. Dunn &
Co's review of trade for the week is as
follows; Mild weather still retards busi
ness, and the practical effects of the re
cent agreement of the railroad presidents
and bankers begin to be ' better under
stood. It is seen that an advance of
rates has already checked, for a time, the
distribution of products, and that it in
creases one difficulty which had beclouded
our horizon otherwise clear. On the
other hand, anxious manufacturers in
iron and other connected industries when
searching for signs ofenlarged consump
tion, are forced to notice that the agree
ment of the bankers is in effect, that they
will discourage the building of more com
peting railroads, and does not promise a
large increase la the demr.nd 'for iron.
Last year's production of rails was oue-
third less than the production of 1887,
making a difference of more than 700,
000 tons in the demand for iron, and yet
the new year begins with a weekly pro
duction, according to the Iron Age, of
154,398 tons, charcoal, iron included; an
increase of 5,485 tons over December. The
immediate effect fn the iron market is the
weakening of prices and Southern iron
are still offered at fifty cents less
than similar eastern grades, though
the latter are about fifty cents lower
than a wetk ago, for foundry grades.
Bar-iron, except the best, is exceedingly
dull, and it ' is again stated that steel
rails can be had at prices equal to $27 at
the mills, the sales thus far, for 1889, be
ing only 434,381 tons.
The coal market is also drooping, and
there is a complaint that rates are cut
by individual operators, and that the re
striction fails to restrict.
The mgyepient of dry goods is greatly
retarded in nearly all parts of the coun
try by unseasonable weather, and while
the sales of woolens are but moderate,
there is no animation in cottons.and prices
are firm. An open winter affects the
marketing of goods by country mer
chants, and also retards the marketing
of products by farmers; but money mar
kets, at substantially all points report
ing, are good. While the actual dullness
of trade is complained of occasionally at
most points, business is called quiet or
fair for the season. But the light demand
at present for raw wool or cotton, does
not prevent the firmness of prices. Henoe
holders have great confidence that the
manufacturers will presently buy more
The London County Elections.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
London, Jan. 18. The London county
elections have been completed. Of the
one hundred and eighteen mem
bers, seventy are reformers, in
cluding Lord Koseberry, Sir John Lub
bock, Ladv Sandhurst, Mr. Harris, of
the Drury Lane theatre, and socialist
Burns, and forty-eight are independents.
The contests do not involve politics, but
a large proportion of the liberals being
returned, indicates a change of opinion in
the metropolis. All candidates who were
members of the board of works, associated
with recent plundering revelations, were
The Parnelllte Commission.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
London, Jan. 18. When the Pamell
Commission met this morning K. T. Reid,
M. P., one of counsel for the Parnellites,
called the attention of the court to a pla
card issued by the Sheffield Telegraph, on
which are printed these words: "The
league murder ring; confession in open
court." presiding justice Hannen re
quested that the matter be embodied in
an affidavit and submitted to the court.
1 he taking ot evidence was then re
Cotton Report Yesterday.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
New York, Jan. 18. Hubbard, Price
& Co., in their cotton circular to-day,
say : "Market has remained in an apa
thetic condition, as heretofore noted. At
the opening the average list of futures
were sold at from six to seven points
over last evening, but free offerings soon
wiped out this gain, and the market sold
down to last evening's figures. There was
a slight reaction.
Mo Sickness on the Galena.
,v By Telegraph to the Citizen. :
New York, Jan. 18. The Atlas line
steamer which arrived here to-day from
the West Indies, reports that the United
States steamer Galena was at Jamaica
on the lQth fast. ., Admiral Luce reported
no sickness vvbateyer on board of the
cruiser, - . . - '
- - Preeslns- Em Out. -
. By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Minneapolis, Jan, 18. The coldest
wave of the season is passing over the
northwest. Dakota reports 42q below
zero this morning, At Morris, Minn,, it
was 3Q- below, and at Grand Porks,
Dakota, it was S" below, '
West irifiniaaolona' Trouhl
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Chahlkstqh, W, Va., Jan. -18. The
ninetieth ballot was cast in the Senate
tolay for president, but there was no
election. The House met and adjourned
until to-morrow without doing any bus
iness. It i thought the Senate will or
ganise to-night.
" WaaMnKton Notes.
' Washington, D. C, Jan. 18 Bond
offerings to-day aggregated, $186,000.
The Treasury department accepted
$132,000 in four and a halfs, at 109.
-r BOTH ttOCTEs. '
The Repeal of tnle County Govern
ment Bet Down Wpos Heavily
A Republic i Exhibition ,
ofple!nt Etc,
Special Telegram i to the Citizen.!
Raleigh. N. C. January 18 In the
Senate to-day, the p rinripal bills intro
duced were the folloi ving: i -,
To extend the jurisdiction, and increase
the fees of justices of hefjeace.
To allow the conn issioners of Chero
kee to build a new ja L "Calendar.
The bill to repeal Vpter 144, laws
1887, relative to the NJW. caused a
wide debate. ' 1 , V
The amendment. I the- territ-v1
shall be closed by a la fence.- fv
the law is operative,
bill passed its seconcM i readmt
rrteaVesrtBe- fees fSf ipooing,-tiit:
same as provided in tine old law, '
'A bill to provide for the Working of
public roads by taxat ion and contract,
was lost. .
A bill to repeal the t ct forbidding hunt
ing of deer in McD owell, Burke and
Mitchell counties until .1891, passed its
readings, as did also Ithe bill to change
the name of Charleston, in Swain countv,
to Bryson City. I .-. ' '
The bill to authorize? the commission
er of agriculture to oner a premium for
the largest yield per adre for grain, Irish
potatoes, hay and cottfon. was discussed.
Numerous amendments were offered, all
ofwhichrwith the bill! were referred to
the committee on agnejul ture.
The bill to prevent fifaud in the sale of
land and personal property, under mort
gage, by requiring a njotice at the court
house for twenty dajrs, passed its final
reading. I
The House had a loipg session to-day.
yet handled only two fr three really im
portant measures. i
Among the leading bills introduced
were the following: I
To remove the State? Normal . School
from Newton to Morginton. s
To extend the jurisdiction of magis
trates in criminal cases.
The House sat down Heavily upon the
bill introduced by a Republican member
to repeal the county government act,
The same treatment wis given another
Republican measure, winch was absurd
in its uettv meanness. lt was a bill to
change the name of Cleveland county to
- i
Cteavcland. The time (for a settlement
of the State debt was extended to July
1st, 1890.
The bill to incorporate the town of
Hot Springs passed its final reading.
There was a good deal of debate on the
bill to prevent hog cholera, and it was
necessary to recommit if
The bill to allow Jatkson county to
levy a special tax, was passed.
The Cotton itfarket.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
New York. Ian. 18.--xset tola: gross
4.796; futures closed steady; sales 88,000
bales. Jan. 967fl6, Fee- Marcn
9867, April 9978, Mayl0078, June
1017(3.18, July 1025(016. Augnsnuau'w,
Sept.9957. The following are total
net receipts of cotton at all ports since
Sept. 1,1888: (ialvestop oi,oi, new
Orleans 1,286,549, Mobile 172,027, Sa
vannah 680,513. Chai'eston 33
Wilmington 139,446, Norfolk 389,394.
Baltimore- 37,833, Ne York 91,878,
Boston 39.731. Newport 48,700, Phila
delphia 31.046. West Point 299,272,
Brunswick 4-1,332. Ttai -,tat,tu
bales. Cotton steady; sales to-day 770;
julands 9 15-16. Orleans 10 3-15: net re
ceipts at all ports to-day 30,344; export
Oreat Britain 9,2'JS, France ou, conti
nent 6,878, stock 905.C37; weekly net
receipts at thi wrt 4,733; gross 41.079:
exports 1 Great Britain j 9,110, France
1,597, continent 8,180,, Iforwarded 13,
169; sales 2,611, spinners 2,343, stock
210,272. ;
Liverpool, January f8. Cotton, ac
tive; prices hardening; American mi&ffihg,
54d; sales, 12,000; speetexibns and ex
port. 10,000; receipts, 10,000; American,
1 ,300; futures firm, at an advance. Jan.,
5 36-64; Jan., Feb., 5 34-64a 35-64; Feb.,
March, 5 33-64a 34-64; March, April.
5 32-54a 33-64; April, May, 5 32-64a
33-64; Mav, June, 5 3-64: Tune. Tuly,
5 35-64d; July, August, 6 35-64a 36-64;
Angust Sept., 5 35-64d; tenders, 2,000;
new dockets, total safes tor week, 7,000;
forwarded, 61,000; actual export, 25,-
OOO; total import, 110,000: American,
93,000. Total stock, 714,000; American,
583,000. Total afloat, 184,000; Ameri
can, 159,000. , -
2 P. M. American good middling.
5d.; middling, 5 9-16d.; low middling,
5'Ad.; good ordinary, uVkd.; ordinary 5d;
sales, American, 13.7UO; Jan., 5 35-64d,
seller; Jan., Feb., 5 34-64d., buyer; Feb.,
Feb., March, o 33-o4d., buyer; March,
April, 5 32-64d.. buyer? April, Mav,
5 33-64d., buyer; May, June, 5 3464d.,
value, June. July, 5 35643., seller; July,
August, o att-ta., ouyer; August, Sep
tember, 5 35-64d., seller; futures steady.
4 r. M. January, 5 35-64-d., value;
January, February, 5 45-64d., seller
February, Marco, o 34-o4d., seller ;
March, April, 5 33-64d.. buyer: April
May, 5 34-64 I., seller; June, July, 5 36-
64d., seller: July, August, 5 37-64-d.. sel
ler August, September, 65-64d., buyer;
tut urea arm.
Internal Revenue Receipts.
By Telegraph to the Citizen. -
Washington, D. C, January 18. Col
lections of internal revenue, for the. first
six months of the fiscal year ending June
30th, 1889,, were, $63,3J2,565; an in
crease of $868,957, as compared with-
collections for the corresponding period
of the previous fiscal year;- Receipts were
as follows: . From -spirits, $35,366,480;
an increase of $l,348,841WTobacco, $15,
343,653; a decrease of $511,245. Fer
mented liquors, $1 2,142,306; an increase
of $25,028. ; 01eomargerie, $410,989;
an increase of $51,203. -' ; :
The department of State has received
a cablegram from ' oonsul Allen, at
Kingston, Jamaica, staging that the
Ossipee arrived there to-day with the
Haytien Republic
Delaney Gives In His Testimony.
: By Telegraph to the Citizen.
London, Jan. 18. The cross-examination
of Patrick Delaney was resumed
before the Parnell commission to day.
The witness persisted in declaring that
he saw Bayton point out to "Invincible
Bradly," chairman of the prison board.
Secretary Bourke, for assassination.
On cross-examination by' Michael Da
vitt, Delaney Baid he was positive that
he had often seen Davitt in company
with Dan jCurley, although he could
not fix the dates. Re-examined with
reference to the funds of, the Fenians,
he stated that until 1879, the party was
without money, other than the few
pence weekly, subscribed by the mem
bers; some pawned their watches to
smJ delegated to America. Curjey,
' "nincibles" were organised,
,ina,s from the- League and
ness as a contractor. Be-
-JJhotofcraph ot-iaiauu in
uniform, the witness said . that it -was
"Invincible" Noel. At the close of the
examination Justice Hannan ordered
that Delaney be held in custody in
London, in case he should be wanted
The German Haamas and Merttecai.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
London, January 18. The Afa
Gazette, commenting upon the Geffcken
affair, says: "The animus of Prince Bis
marck against Prof. Geffcken, is of long
standing. Ten years ago, at a social
meeting, after dinner. Prof. Geffcken de
livered an extravagant diatribe, declar
ing that "Bismarck had not one single
noble trait of character and was without
a trace of kindliness or pity."
These words in accordance with
the system of espionge practiced by Ger
many, were reported to the "reptile
bureau" at Berlin, and noted down in
Bismarck's black-book. The whole affair
recalls the story of Haaman and
Mordecai. The German Haaman seeks
to gibbet his Mordecai by publishing the
indictment, the only result being to justify
Geffcken in the eyes of the world.
The Tennessee Republicans.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Nashvihj, Tonn.. Jan. 18. In the
Republican caucus last night, W. C
Anderson was nominated for Secretary
of State; H. A. Hostach, for Comp
troller, and Brown Simmons, for Treas
urer. - Hostach, who iB an applicant for
public printer, was nominated by ac
clamation, and his friends regard the
endorsement as a strong one.
, The Stockade Burned.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Columbus, Ga., Jan. 18. A special to
the Enquirer-Sun from Oswichta, Ala
says: u. r. Hatcher's stockade was
burned this morning; loss upon stockade
and contents $15,000. Hatcher is out
of the tity and the' amount of insurance
is not known.
A Boiler Explosion in the Iaudof
the Orange Blossom,
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 18. A Gaines
ville special says: "The boiler of a large
fertilizer factory here, exploded this after
noon, damaging the building to the
amount of $2,000. A large piece from
the center of the boiler struck an ice-fac
tory near by and demolishing a portion
of it. No one was seriously injured.
Served Him Right.
By Telegraph to the Citizen.
Baltimoee, January 18. In- the
United States District Court here to
day, Captain Robert Mills, of the
oyster schooner Chicago, was, 'found
guilty of brutally beating his dredgers,
and was sentenced to a fine of $500,
and one year in jail.
Business Failures.
Bt TelegftLKi to the Citizen.
New York, January 18. Business
failures occuring throughout the coun
try during the week, number for the
United States 284; Canada 46; total 830,
against 881 last week.
Mr. Ramsenr's Remarks. .
: Written for the Citizen.
Glancing over a Citizen of recent date
I noticed an article headed "Alderman
Westall Takes up the Cudgel tor the City
This is in answer to Rev. C. M. Bish
op's complaint of the sidewalks of our
citv. - .
It occurs to me tnat it would be well it
more of our tax-payers would imitate
Mr. Bishop's "boldness" and demand that
more of the city funds be used for that
But why should it require boldness for
the sovereign people to demand of the
public servants an account of their stew
ardship.' nave tney, uae ia?sar. grown
so great that we dare not attack them
onenlv r '
We dare it, but veril, we pay for our
"boldness and recklessness" in subjecting
ourselves to insolence and abuse.
The truth is, our local government is
left too much m the hands of a few.
. Did more of our citizens, best qualified
to ' direct our public affairs, take an ac
tive interest in them, ' I venture to say,
there would be more Satisfaction among
the tax-payers. In conclusion. 1 will say,
Mr. Westall lays himself open to the
same charge he makes against Mr.
Bishop that of being too "quick to en
ter the columns ot the uttizkn" occa
sionally. The space be - occupies could
be filled with other matter more accepta
ble to its subscribers. . -
' . . M. B. Ramselr.
Philadelphia morning papers are now
stopped at night when it is ascertained
that thcrr is nothing about John Wanna
maker in them.
A full Report of the proceedings
of the City Council at Its Ses
sion Held Iist Night.
. The weekly session of the City Council
last night was a business one from the
word "go," and every city father" was
there ready, individually and collectively.
to listen to the requests, the complaints,
or the suggestions, which might be pre
sented for consideration and disposition.
City tax collector Reynolds thought
that the tax upon Mrs. Merrill's prop
erty was a reasonable one, and therefore
he could not recommend a reduction of
the same. . ,
Sheriff Reynolds asked the Council to
build a side-walk from Main street to the
county jail.
Mr. J. H. McConnell wanted north
Main street widened, and his request
was referred to the committee on streets.
Upon the "request of Mr. J. E. Rankin,
chairman mftlwv bord jjf, county com
missioners, the Council ordered that the
sidewalks on the square, and in front of
the court house, should be covered with
crushed stone the county to pay lor the
A petition ' from citizens residing in
northwest Asheville, asked that the side
walk on Havwood street be repaired;
and that, if necessary to accomplish this
purpose, to leave alone the laying of
sewerage pipes in that section of the city,
and use the money to be applied to sew
erage work in improving its streets.
This request was referred to a special
committee, composed of Councilmen
Scott, RankiH and Westall, for investiga
tion; a report of which is to be rendered
at the next regular meeting of the Coun
cil. Mr. C. S. Cooper's bond as plumber,
was offered, considered and accepted.
A special committee, consisting.of coun
cilmen Miller and Rankin, was appointed
to consult with city attoi ney Sondley,
relative to the preparation of an amend
ment to the city charter, in order that
the council might build sidewalks, etc.
The appointment of a Sanitary Inspec
tor for the city, went over to the next
regular meeting for action.
The committee on street railways ask
ed for and obtained, a week's time in
which to make their report.
The committee on streets was empow
ered to purchase necessary curbing-stone
for the city from Mr. Thomas, at Whit-
A portion of Dr. W. L. Hilliard's old
residence, on South Main street, will
have to be torn down in order to widen
that street, said the special committee
on that subject, in then report last
night, and a line must also be run so as
to come out straight at the sidewalk in
front of Mr. W. C. Carmichael's residence
on the same street, etc. The report was
accepted, and the council ordered that
city engineers Lee & Aston, under the
direction of the committee, should make
a survey and map of the said proposed
lines of widening.
In order to afford the people living at
and near the old depot, "more light on
the subject," the council ordered that
two electric lights should be placed in
that locality, just as soon as the Electric
Light Co., could rig them up.
A number of bills were examined, au
dited and ordered paid, and the labors of
the session were at an end.
And RufT Still Remains at Large
In the Kentucky Mountains.
Police officers Rowan and Smith re
turned to the city yesterday, after a long
and fruitless search for Jerome Ruff,
among the mountains of Kentucky.
The officers reached Yellow Creek,
where Ruff had been at work in a saw
mill, on Monday, and found out to their
chagrin and disgust that they were just
a day too late Ruff having left Yellow
Creek on Sunday. The officers then set
to work to discover his whereabouts
but without securing a definite clue upon
which to further operate. They then
started back back home.
Ruff is still at large, and in the vicinity
of Yellow Creek; the section is lawless,
and he has friends in that locality who
will endeavor to stand between him and
the law.
Sheriff Ingram, of Harlan county, has
authority to arrest Ruff, and is already
at work on the case. .
The Streets of Asheville.
The appointment of a committee to
consult with city attorney Sondley, look
ing to the preparation of an amendment
to the city charter, last night, whereby
power to act may be granted to the
Council to set aside certain funds for the
maintenance of respectable streets in the
city, is a credit to the Councilman who
introduced the question.
The matter of street improvement is a
serious one, and we shall be disappoint
ed, indeed, if the proposed amendment
does not "cover a multitude of sins"; in
this connection,
. Down on. Ransom.
- The Tarboro Southerner thus pays its
respects to Senator Ransom:
"Tuesday night in the Democratic cau
cus Matt VV. Ransom was- re-nominated
for U. S. Senator. . . . '
' There is no cause for elation in North
Carolina. - a -
We have had but one Senator for eigh
teen years and we have no more now,
unless pulling cuffs, shaking hands and
inquiring about your . family - makes a
Senator. . .'
The action of the Democratic caucus
and the vote of the Democratic Legisla
ture yesterday may be summed up in five
words. Six more years ot humbug.".
The oyster is hardly ever in the "soup."
Tne Whole Trip on HenetMek-
In Search or Health.
Mr. Walter Buell, late city editor of the
Detroit (Mich.) Free Press, arrived hi the
city Thursday from Detroit, having
made the entire journey on horseback.
He was accompanied by his friend Mr.
Preston, and they left home aboat to
days ago. The route they decided upon
was about the same as that taken by
our townsman, Mr. Fred A. Hull, a few
years ago, and the gentlemen declare '
their pleasure and appreciation of West
ern North Carolina scenery and climate
m words of ranch praise. They are in
search of health and recreation, and will.:
travel extensively in the South, ""Ving
their journey entirely on horseback.
They go to Salisbury to-day Mr. Pres
ton being exceedingly anxious to again
visit the scene of His captivity during the
little misunderstanding which occurred
in this country some -'iTwcsty-Svc vciriV
ago. Spending a day or two in Salisbury
the tourists will proceed further east hi
the State, finally entering Virginia at the "
North Carolina line. Then, after a trio
through Virginia, Georgia, Florida,
Missippi, Louisiana and Texas, they will
return to Michigan. Mr. Buell will fur
nish the Free Press with sketches of his
journey and descriptive of Southern life
and Southern customs as they appear to
City Briefs.
many a street with deepest mud is
And th' muttered curse of the pedes,
trian grates the ear;
Full many an anathema, "cussed to th
blush," is spilled
But th' dawn of decent streets appear,
eth near.
President lames Atkins, of the Female
College, will preach at French Broad
Baptist Church to-morrow (Sunday)
morning at 11 o'clock. The pastor will
preach at night on "Enoch's Walk with
The remains of Miss Lula A. Underbill,
who died early yesterday morning, on
Orange street, were taken to Lebanon,
Ohio, for interment yesterday afternoon.
The latest New York humorous sheet
bears the suggestive name of Lies. Tom
Ochiltree and W. W. Dudley must be in
The party, destroying sewer pipe, at
the depot, was fined ten dollars, in the
police court yesterday.
The Asheville Light Infantry had their
first parade and public driikf at . Camp
Patton yesterday afternoon.
Flatter! ng Democratic
The Knoxville Journats Asheville cor
respondent thus speaks of our fellow
townsman Mr. H. C. Hunt. The humor
contained in the latV ' clause of the
paragraph below is sublime, indeed:
"Capt. H. C. Hunt, one of our most
prominent republicans, has been warmly
recommended by the members of the
party in Western North Carolina for a
high official position. He has served the
party long and faithfully and should be
rewarded. He was the first Harrison
man in North Carolina. He has had
flattering offers from the democratic
party; bnt has always remained true,
preferring to be a-"door-keeper in the
house of the Lord, than to dwell in the
tents of wickedness."
Real Estate Transfers.
Yesterday's record of deeds in the Re
gister's office were as follows:
Richmond Pearson and wife, to
Mrs. Josephine E. Millard, one lot
in northwest Asheville; amount $3000
Sophronia Martin to I. F. Cun-
ningham,one lot on Hillside street;
C. E. Graham and wife, to Jno.
E. Ray, one lot on cast Charlotte
street; amount
W.J. Morrow and wife, to W.
H. Hunter, one tract of land tn
French Broad township; amount
Total amount of transactions $8,075
What Was He Elected For?
In a recent interview with Gea. Harri
son, Mr. Bateman.ofNew York, took the
ground that his "appointments In the
South should be of respectable persons,
even if he should have to take moderate
Democrats, and in that way a new South
can be built up, one which the Republi
can party shall dominate. Gen. Harri
son took great interest in Mr. . Bate
man's opinion, and expressed himself
favorably toward the idea. . This will
not suit the Republicans in the Sooth,
however. If Mr. Harrison was not
elected to give them all the offices, what
was he elected for?
A piece of timber composing part of
the San Pable ore ol the vessels of the
Spanish Armada, which sailed for the
conquest of England in 1588, has been
presented to Secretary Whitney, of the
Navy Department, as a souvenir. - '
.'. -Two Specimens. '
"Father "Do you see that man with
the satchel ? How jollV he looks ! How
full of hope are his beaming smiles!
How fresh is his stride I Do you mark
him V" .
Son "I do, father." ;:
"See you that other man? He hath
a satchel, too. Howvsad he looks 1
How ghastly are his attempts to be
cheerful? How like a pall-beam he
moves I Do you know those men ?
"Nay, father. ..-". - ; - .-. .
"They are both - great Republican
statesmen. Ther have carried the
country on their shoulders. The jolly
one is just going to Indianapolis to see
HarriBon. The other one has just coma '
back." . . .
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