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IIMBJUII, Ir v.. THE DAILY IZEN. THE DAILY CITIZEN Delivered to Vislton in any part of the City. One Month Soc. Two Weeks, or less 2Bc. BOARDING, WANTS, For Rent, and Lost Notice!, three Unca or lets, 25 Ccnta for each insertion. VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1889. NUMBER 206. CIT THE DEAD PATRIOT. I.VING INSTATE INCITY HAI.!., NEW ORLEANS). Crowds of Loving Friends Flock to Take a Last Look at the Dead Statesman Numbera of Colored People Anionic the Throng. New Oklkans, December 7. Three weeks ago. in the midst of a cold rain storm on one of the dreariest morning of the year, Jefferson Davis was carried from the steamer Leathers to the Payne mansion. Last night about 1.15 all that was mortal of Jefferson Davis was car ried from the Payne mansion to the city hall in a hearse. It was a weird and sol emn scene. At 10.55, hearing a low rumbling of wheels in the street, the afflicted widow of the great statesman took a last fare well of his ashes one kiss was imprinted on the pale, cold lips, and then she turned sorrowfully away to the solitude of her own apartments. The door had scarcely closed behind her when the un dertaker entered the main hall. The hearse and two carriages were waiting at the door. First, the magnificent floral offerings were transferred to the car riages, and then the casket whs carried to the heurse by the tbllowing friends of the ex-president: E. H. Farrar, ludgeC.E.Fen ner, E. B. Kruttzchritt, J. U. Payne, K. V. Foster and ames Richards. Officers John Teen and L. S. Zebesa served as po lice escort. The gentlemen named entered carriages, and the hearse moved slowly out First street. The carriages dropping into its wake, the full moon, standing al most directly to the zenith, shed a soft yellowish light through the veil of mystic clouds that were sweeping up the river, and drenching the foliage of the spread ing magnolias on either side of the street. Great drops of water hung like crystals from points of the drooping leaves, and now and then dropped upon the damp pavement as though trees "grieving, it aught inanimate e'er grieves," were drooping tears of sympathy as the sad little cortege passed. The route taken was out First street to St. Charles, and down that street to the citv hall, where the remains of Mr. Davis will lie in state until next Wednes day. By the time the hearse reached the city hall, the council chamlier and lobbicsand corridors of the building were crowded with citizens. The council chamlier was quickly cleared, and the way opened for the admission of the body. The hull was heavily druicd in black, which was relieved with red, white and blue of the Stars and Strijics. There were also rich floral decorations every where, beside crossed swords and other military devices. At the head of the hall hung a portiuit of the dead chieftain, richly festooned with crac, through which sparkled incandescent sparks like tiny stars. The catafalque was drned in plain black. The coffin was covered with black plush, edged with broad black braid. The handles alongsides consisted of a single square bur of silver on either side, and across each was a short bar ol gold. The top of the casket is covered with one sheet of heavy French plate glass which extends its entire length and rests on n thick copper lining. The in terior of the ensket is lined with white satin, and beneath it, upon the cata falque, is spread a thick Turkish rug ol black hair. The body was carried to thecatafalque by the same gentlemen who placed it in the hearse. The remains ure now lying in state in the council chamber at the Citv hall. The coffin rests upon a catafalque and is devoid of much ornamentation. Thecas ket has a silver plate upon which is the simple inscription, "Jefferson Davis at rest," with the date of death added. Badges of the Confederate associations, the flag of the Washington artillery, car ried through the war, and a bunch of wheat and a pair of crossed Spanish daggers as the plant is termed, fastened together with purple ribbon, ure the only other ornaments. The desks of the mayor and clerks have been covered over and turned into n platform which is the receptacle for the floral offerings. The room is darkened and lit up by a cluster of electric lights, their brilliancy being dimmed by the sable draery, Soldiers in uniform stand guard, stacks of arms and cannon till the corners of the chamber, and all around the walls arc rows of plants and shrubbery, forming a beautiful contrast. Since early morning eople have been pouring in to obtain a last look at the dead. No crowding is allowed, and vis itors are filed through the room in regu lar column. All classes are represented in the procession by the bier. The number of colored people is marked. The mourning is general, and every place of prominence in the city has put on black, A noteworthy event this morning was a telegram sent by Mayor Shakespeare to secretary of war Proctor officially no tifying him of the death of ex-Secretary Davis and the date of the funeral. Preferred Death to Disclosure. Milwaukee, Wis., December 7. Au gust Shnttenberg, secretary ol the school board, shot himself this morning at his residence on Reservoir avenue because of the discovery of crookedness in his ac counts. Schattenberg raised a bill of the Boston Publishing House from $8.3 to $808.34 and drew the money. When the discovery was made last evening he re funded the money, but an investigation of his books was ordered, and he killed himself rather than luce other crooked developments. Schnttenberg was a reck less poker player, and it is believed he has lost thousands of dollars of school money in bucking the tiger. Schatten berg'a death was instantaneous. He leaves a wife and several children. Helms Mourn. Sklma, Ala., Decembers 7. The con federate veterans association met this morning. After a feeling address by Mai. W. E. Wailes first vice-president, a resolution eulogizing ex-President Davis introduced by Capt. P. M. Nelson, president of the Commercial Bank, was adopted unanimously and ordered for warded to Mr, Davis' family. Memorial services will be held at St. Paul Episco ,pal church Wednesday next, the day of the buneral, which will be attended by civilians, and military bodies and citi zens. Lyncher Foiled. Lynch Bt'KG, Va., December 7. A special to the Advance from Christians burg says a large body of masked men from the country came into town last night on the 11 o'clock train to lynch two men named Cooper, held here for murder. The authorities were warned in advance and Judge Jinkins summoned a pone and carried the prisoners away and hid them. A WOMATH'H LOYALTY. Mourning In the Shadow of the Lincoln School Building. Washington, D. C, Decemlier 7. There is at least one woman in this city, who wor shins the memory of the late Jeffer son Davis, and who has the courage of her convictions, alielivcs at iAa second street, Southeast, and her name is Mrs. Frederick Fairfax. The shutters are closed to-day, and if the licll-pull was only obscured by crape, it would be easy for an observant passer-by to imagine that death had visited some one whose residence had been within. Drned from three windows of the upper story is a wide strip of black stuff, evidence of mourning of a high order. In the center of each of the window-sills just where the black is fastened, is a rosette. It the rosettes were also black, they would have excited less comment, but they are not black. Two of them, one at each end, are red-white, the one in the middle is white. The hues and the manner of their ar rngement, combine to form the colors of the dead Confederacy, mid their display at this timt, made it evident that some one was sorry because Jefferson Davis was no more. To a Star reporter, who called upon the lady, she described herself as Washington born, and said she put mourning on her house because of the death of Jefferson Davis, whom she admired and loved. The Star says: Mrs. Fairfax is the wife of Frederick Fairfax, said to lie a gentlemun of wealth. The city directory gives him no occupation. Mrs. Fairfax is the daughter of the late Lieutenant Cook of the United States army, who died a great many years ago, leaving to his daughter the house in which she and her husband reside. Fairlax wus not actively engaged in the Confederacy, but Mrs. Fairfax's relatives were all Con federates, so she said, this morning. It was suggested to her by one of the news paper men who called on her this morn ing, that some one might try to tear the mourning emblems down. If any one entertains any such idea, he only needs first see Mrs. Fairfax as she appeared when that suggestion was made. He will at once abandon his project. A number of colored people gathered on the sidewalk opposite the house this morning and loudly criticised the action of the inmates, but they went no further; and ut u lute hour this afternoon dismal drapery and red-white and red rosettes were still in place fluttering in the cool breezes, and reflecting their colors in the windows of Lincoln school building, which happens curiously enough, to be precisely opposite No. 235. A BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE. Extract From Ex-Mlnlster Jack, noil's Oration. Savannah, Ga., December 7. Savan nah is in mourning for the dead Presi dent. The Confederate monuments in the park und in the cemetery have licen draped, und the military armories are being hung in black. The Confederate Veterans' Association met to-day und ar ranged to send a tribute to New Orleans. Gen. Henry K. Jackson, ex-minister to Mexico, and who was a brother officer of Mr. Davis in the Mexican war, as vice president of the association, delivered a brief address, in which he said : "The occasion is one of no ordinary sorrow. In its own pathos it transcends all other historic sorrows. Even as the closing scene in the life of the illustrious dead it transcended in moral sublimity all preceding acts of the vicarious suffer ing for others, for the dead as well as the living. It may have been natural for some to assimilate his position to be upon the bald rock, while hungry vul tures perched upon his vitals, and yet how vast in reality thedissimiljtude! No adamantine chain encircles his limbs. He declined to wear fetters. No vultures preyed upon his vitals. He kept his con science clean. Upon a rock indeed he stood, but it was that rock eternally fixed by God himself in the moral uni verse. No earthquake could shake him from it. As surely as the word of God is true, so surely will the memory of Jeffer son Davis be borne to comi g ages to make them brighter by its own peculiar lustre," The Georgia Huzzas, which wereapart of Jeff. Davis' Legion in the war, have draped their quurters in respect to the dead chieftain. Fatal Fire In Mew York. Nkw Yokk, December 7. A fire broke out at the river end of the nutional steamship Pier No. 39 north river about two o'clock this afternoon. The steam ship Holland, which nrrived this morn ing, was docked and the gang men started to clean the Pier so as to make ready for the steamship's cargo. While they were thus working the foreman, Jno. Dunn, discovered tire among a num ber of hales of cotton near tlie end ol tne nier. About twenty-five men were at work near the spot. Some of them re mained to assist in putting out the flames, others fleeing to the street. Those who stayed behind were caught by the names. The pier is practically destroyed as it was on fire from end to end. Four dead bodies have been t:ken out of the ruins, and it is feared more are still there, Dom Pedro Reaches Portugal. Lisbon, December 7. The steamer Alagoas with ex-Emperor Dom Pedro, of Brazil and party on board, and Hying the old Brazilian ting, arrived in the Tagus at 10. lo o clock this morning. She anchored off the Belem suburb of Lisbon, opposite the Lazaretto, but was not cotmiellcd to undergo quarantine. Dom Pedro, the ex-bmpress, Count and Countess D'Eu, son-in law and daughter, resjiectively of the ex-Ex peror, three sons of the Count and Countess, and Prince August, of Stnte-Coburg, the other son-in-law of Dom Pedro came ashore immediately. Let the Ladles Speak. Mr. Editor: It is not seemly thnt wo men should hold public meetings to tes tify the sorrow that must to-day fill the heart and bring tears to the eyes ot every true daughter of the South. I therefore call on my sisters of Asheville who yet cherish tender memories of the dark, but glorious davs of the Southern Confeder acy, to wear for thirty days, a badge of mourning consisting ot a knot ot white and black ribbon. White as emblematic of the stainless purity and unsullied in tegrity ot our great chieftains, Jefferson uuvis, Kobert Lee and atonewall Jack son. This is from one who holds sacred all recollections ot the great LostCai-sr, Sllcott's) Forgeries). Washington, December 7. Special. Among other members whose notes for November salaries were forged by Silcott were L heat bam, fcwart and b rower. A MIDNIGHT SCENE. Or, How the Clerk Wail Seen by the Proprietor. A hotel clerk in this city had an expe rience which was very amusing to oth ers. It seems thnt a tramp had made his headquarters in the office without the permission and knowledge of the powers that be. He would come in late at night when the clerk had gone to bed, take a comfortable arm chair, and doze and dream before the bright fire until day light and the steps of the servants in the corridors roused him from his slumbers, and warned liiin that it was time for him to leave. But he ran this little snap of his into the ground, and was caught by the clerk and ordered out of the house. He meekly went away, but returned the next night, went boldly into the office, marched up to the desk, and asked the clerk if he could sit by the fire a little while and warm himself. The claim that he had been a gentleman, had spent his money lavishly in prosperous times at that ho tel, and had been unfortunate and lost his money, did not recommend itself as plausible to this obdurate clerk. The scene was closed with a base hit by the clerk, although the tramp made the home run, and slid into the home plate at the bottom of the steps. It was midnight. The weary clerk had told the last man how late the train had been, and was sighing and subbing in the extreme agonies of sleep. All was still, and the tramp, he too was still there. He approached the door, tried the latch, then shook it so violently that the nod ding porter woke suddenly for the first time in his life. "What do yo' want ?" queried he. "Let me in," replied our friend, the tramp. "No, sail! I)e boss dun tole yo' once dat yo' needn' come heah no mo'." But the tramp continued to shake the door violently, so that the porter, having become as white in the face as he could, rushed to the room of the clerk and woke him up. Without stopping to dress, the latter rushed to the door. The man stared fixedly at him as if he had seen n ghost, then slowly backed away from the white object, which stood there with arm extended in threatening gesture. The clerk then rushed to the front door to see if the tramp was really gone. To his horror he saw the proprietor and his wife standing on the front stfps. Over come with shame and mortification, he flew into the office and crouched shiver ing behind the door. Thelatearrivalson the scene of action stopped in the hall to listen to the porter's tale, and as they now and then stepped nearer to the door, the clerk huddled himself into a still smaller space and sent up fervent pe titions. They had stayed in the hall about half an hour. The clerk could stood it no longer. With wild leaps he scudded across the floor, while the air was filled with the swish of drapery, as it flapped in its rapid motion, horrified shrieks, and eal upon peal of merry laughter. TRAINS COLLIDE. A MiHplaced Switch Does the MlHchlef. Chesterton, Ind., Decemlier 7. The New York limited express, westbound. over the Lake Shore and Michigan Railroad, was wrecked at Dane Park, a sand shipping station thirty-five miles east of Chicago, last evening at eight o clock. I lie accident was caused hv u misplaced switch, which threw the pas senger train into an empty sand train standing on a side track. The engineer reversed his engine and put on brakes, but as the train was going at the rate of forty miles nn hour, and the cars were but a tew rods from the switch, he was unable to avoid n crash. The train consisted of one bag gage car, two couches, two sleepers and a cnair car. The locomotive was thrown across the main track and is totally wrecked. The three front cars were crushed to pieces. It is little less than a mirable that pas sengers escaped serious injury. One railroad employe was fatally hurt, two others sustaining serious injury. Several passengers suffered bruises, but ull escaped serious injury. The eastbound passenger train broke the switch, but passed over it safely, and no other train C assert over the track until the west ound train came along. Union Items. Union, S. C, December 6. Special. The grading of the Georgia, Carolina and Northern railroad is lieing pushed rapidly. Two sets of hunds are lieing worked day and night. This road crosses the Spartanburg and Union near Fish Dam, in this county, a splendid loca tion for a town. Several new stores have been opened and new buildings are going up. The Cotton Seed Oil Company's build ings are being pushed rapidly, and in a few weeks will be in running order Nearly all the machinery has been placed. The electric lights are now being placed in position. Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Rawls, of Asheville are visiting their old home again. C. M. G. A New Copartnership. We are pleased to learn that the very skillful photographic artists Mr. E. E, Brown and Mr, T. H. Lindscy have de termined to unite their forces and com bine in a firm as strong as artistic alli ance can make it. Both of them are very superior artists, as their many excellent likenesses fully attest; and to them a very large public are indebted for those exquisite bits of Western North Carolina landscapes, of river side, water fall, mountain scenes, and whatever they have done to make vivid and lasting im pressions upon the lovers of nature. Mr. Lindsev will be found hereafter with Mr. Brown, and Mr. W. W. Smith will take charge of Mr. Lindsey's present rooms. A subsequent advertisement will more fully explain plans and relations. VIRGINIA'S TRIBUTE. RESOLUTIONS PASSED BY THE LEGISLATURE. General Rosser Heads a Monu ment Fund With a Thousand Dollars Hon. John W, Daniel to Deliver an Oration. Richmond, Va December 7. The fol lowing was presented in the legislature to-day : A special loint committee appointed to prepare suitable and appropriate res olutions upon the death of the Hon. Jef ferson Davis, late President of the Con federate States of America, would re spectfully submit the following: Resolved hrst, the house ot delegates concurring, That the people of this com monwealth having heard with prolound sorrow of the death of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, ex-President of the Confederate States of America. We recognize in the death of Mr. Davis the loss of a distin guished soldier, statesman and patriot. In every position ot lite, whether on the field of battle, in the councils of the na tion, or as chief of the Southern Confed eracy, Mr. Davis was distinguished for his hachty to principles, lofty patriotism, and loyalty to the trusts imposed upon him by the people of the Southeru States, of whom he was chosen chief magistrate, and honored in his past record and stain less life. His name is inseparably con nected with the history of our country, and historians of the future, when pas sion and strife have cleared away, will tssign to this hero ot the lost cause a place among the wise and good men of ull ages. "Second, That the general assembly re spectfully tenders its sympathy to his family in their bereavemeut. 'Third. That these resolutions bespread upon the journals of each house and be communicated to the Governor with the request that he impart them to the family of the deceased. 'Fourth. As a further mark of resoect to his memory, upon the passage of these resolutions the general assembly ad journs for the day." 1 he report was made the special order of the day for Monday next, at 12 o'clock. The chamber of commerce at a largely attended meeting adopted a lengthy pre amble and resolutions, highly eulogistic of the lite and character of Mr, Davis, from which the following is an extract : '1 his event calls tor unusual notice from the chief commercial organization of the citv where he spent the (bur most eventful and illustrious vears of his life. Singled out at the close of the war as the victim ot malignant hate and persecu tion, he bore himself with such high courage and lofty consciousness of right as to win in even greater degree than liefore the esteem and affection of the people whom he had in other years so faithfully served. These vicarious suffer ings for the deeds of the Southern people doubly endear him to our hearts as rep resentatives ot that section ol tne coun try. "That, as a mark of respect to his mem ory, this chamber requests that the pub lie and private buildings of the city be draped m mourning, and that the mer chants close their I laces of business upon the day appointed tor tne tuneral. "That a mass meeting be held in this city at some future day when a memoriul address will lie delivered. "That we earnestly request the family of the deceased to permit his honored re mains to be buried at Richmond, the capital of the late Confederate States of America. The Stuart Horse Guards of this city will send a delegation to the funeral of Mr. Davis. General Thomas L. Rosser has opened a subscription with $1,000 for a monu ment to Mr. Davis memory. Senator John W. Daniel has been re quested bv the legislature to deliver an address on the life and character ol Davis. Our Railroad Subscriptions. Capt. Atkinson gives the following explanation in regard to this: Editor Citizen: As there evidently exists a wrong impression in the minds ot some of our citizens in regard to the subscription asked of our county to nid the building of railroads to this city, 1 will ask the space to explain. There is now only one company that asks the county for aid to build the line in the direction of Yancey county and Brevard, and that is the Atlanta, Ashe ville and Baltimore road. If this and other counties along the line will give their assistance, Western North Caro lina will have built a road unsurpassed by any road in the southern states. 1 he county will likewise be asked to rid in building two other roads, one in the direction of Rutherford or Polk county and one through the townships of Leicester and Sandy Mush an equal amount in the four directions. The project!?) of Cocke and Ranisour ask nothing at the hands of the county. They announced before the board ol aldermen, to whom they applied for help, that they would not ask the county to give them one dollar, ' and they, or at least Mr. Cocke, says to every body they will not ask the county for a cent. So there is no conflict whatever about the county subscription. For the satisfac tion of all who may feel solicitous about this matter, I will state that while the Atlanta. Asheville and Baltimore Irond will ask nn appropriation from the county, tney win noi ue in tne way ui any other company to build the road provided they do not at once avail themselves of tiii opportunity and sub scription. We will be perfectly willing for the subscription to le applied to any other company or companies if we do not within a specified time commence and vigorously prosecute the building of the road. Now who would or could ask more ? Respectfully, Natt Atkinson. Meeting Monday Night. There will be a meeting of the citizens at the court house, Monday night at 7.30 o'clock, for the purpose of taking some action in regard to the mass meet ing to be held here on Tuesday, and alno to take action in regard to inviting the shoe manufacturers of Lynn, Mass., (re cently burned out and who desire to come South I to visit our city with a view of establishing their tnaufactories here. C. u. blanton, Mayor. Geo. S. Powell, President Board Trade. A Derelict Flagman. Drat'ors, Iowa, December 7. Two freight trains came together yesterday at Durango, a little station on the Chicago, St. Paul and Kansas City road. Conduc tor Kerry, of the St. Paul, and h reman John Bickey, of this city, were instantly killed. A 'flagman neglected his duty with tne above result. ODDS AND ENDS. Mr. Charles T. Rawls has been made the agent of the West Chester Fire In surance Company. The words, "fire, room 80," "fire, room 102," etc., which appears on the register ot a hotel so con stantly, must call up very pleasant thoughts at the Swannanoa. Capt. Troy obtained two and a half bushels of potatoes from the city's side walk garden on South Main street. Since "a public office is a public trusi," the public must trust that the Captain will turn over these potatoes to the city treasury. Officer Bradley has returned from a shooting expedition. He said be shot 180 birds altogether and never quailed Wore the suspicions eye of his listener, when he mentioned the fact that he ob tained one hundred of these birds in two hours. Two doctors of this city were chatting together in a drug store, when one be wailed the fact that business was very dull. "Yes," said the other, "I warned the people of Asheville and stated what would be the result of haviug water works and a good sewerage system. It is too bad." And the two companions strolled away to drown their sorrows in the flowing bowls, and wonder why the citizens of Asheville didn't protect their home industries. He was a very small man, a wee, tiny man, and as he sailed up the street, one darkey gave vent to a chuckle that threatened to cause him pain. "Ha! ha ! Say, boss, yo' dun know lots er owls. Dar's de swamp owl, an' de screech owl. He arn't neither of dem. He's dot upland screech owl. A right smart puff ob wind would blow him off his perch. See him a gwine up de road. Whew ! I'll dun hurt myself a laffin.' 'Deed I will. Dat ere coat tail ob hisn dun go flippity flop and stick out behind him like a pair ob wings." Officer Worseley was in The Citizen office yesterday morning to get a copy of the paper. He says he intends to pre serve that paper, and the letter of Jeffer son Davis to the Fayetteville centennial, until his son, who is now a year old, is able to read, so that he too will revere and honor, as his father does, the mem ory of the great and illustrious man whom the South has always been proud of, and whose death has shown that the North also honors and respects him, and in the universal mourning for his loss one more link has been added to the chain, which makes us one people and one na tion. "The old oaken bucket t hat hung in the well," where is it? Well! It isn't there. The sentimental have shed tears over it, sung of it in tender pathetic strains, and then gone home and berated their wives localise there was one day's accumulation of dust on their glass.. Yet what would that "old, oaken bucket" be without the moss that grew on many years gradual deposit of soil, with its rusty hoops and green ooze ? Alas ! No one can drink from it any more. Its hoops (a spade must tie called a spade) were found on North Main street yester day morning, and like some other things one hears of, they will not hold water. Residents were awakened on Friday night by several shots fired in quick suc cession. Windows were raised, and neighbor called to neighbor, asking what was the matter. It was about 1 o'clock and the trouble was a dog fight. Five bull dogs had been brought together about a half a mile from the court house, and the colored population were out in force to see the fun. But our police are always on the alert, and officers. Hun ter, Collins and McDowell, started for the fracas with pistols loaded and belts well strapped. What a race it was ! Now Hunter was leading, now Collins, and then McDowell would forge ahead. Over the ploughed fields and stubble they raced. Fences were vaulted, and their lints were left where they fell, such was their hurry. But when they got there the audience had fled, and the dogs were snarling and tearing each other in the greatest lury. A nait was made. The word was given and three shots rang out on the night air, and away scampered the dogs in search of the bullets, which ntmost hit the cat that was perched on the fence refereeing the fight. With what emotion each policeman turned to the other and said, "It would have been a pity to kill such fine dogs. I wouldn't have hurt them for anything." Which was the larger tale, that.policeman's or the cat's? At any rate it might be labeled a dog gone tale, for that was the end of it. Important Meeting. We would direct special attention to the call in another column, signed by Mayor Blanton and President Powell of the Board of Trade, for a meeting on Monday night in the court house to con sider two very important questions; first, that of the proposed new railroads; second, to invite the shoe manufacturers of Lynn, Massachusetts, who recently had their plants in that city destroyed by fire, to rebuild them in Asheville. These are certainly questions of sufficient importance to induce a large crowd, and we trust the court house will be filled Valuable Property Sale. On the third page of our paper this morning will be found a large advertise ment, showing plans of bouse, af very valuable property to be sold by W. B Gwyn, trustee, on Tuesday next. A glance at the advertisement will suffice to show that you should attend the sale. Storm In London. London, December 7. A storm pre vails here to-day. ASHEVILLE'S SADNESS. The Habltamenta of Mourning and the Comments Thereon. Much feeling is manifested, especially by the old Confederate soldiers, at the death of their President. This is some what inexplicable to some of our friends who have immigrated to our hospitable sunny clime from the rigors of a North ern winter. "Why sir," said one of these good gentlemen, "would you believe it, 1 saw an old gray headed countryman take that flag which floats from Thk Citizen office, and hug and kiss it most fervently, and when I looked in his rough face, his eyes were filled with tears." Yes indeed we believe it and understand the feeling, and we love you Northern men all the more because of your gentle ness and sympathy with us in our dis tress which you respect even though you do not feel it yourselves. We do not ex pect you to look back upon the days ot the lost cause with the sad hearts that we have, but we do expect you to stand silent and let us grieve, and his expecta tion has not been disappointed. Not ai. unkind word was heard from any North ern man as we mingled with the many who crowded our steeets. One Southern man, who strange to say was a soldier, declined to put on a simple rosette, say ing "none of you grieved for Garfield," which was a great mistake in the first place, and displayed a sad lack of South ern chivalry in the second. Another Southern man, heaven forgive him, asked what means that crape on The Citizen building. Jeff. Davis is dead, we replied. "Thank God," said he, and seemed disappointed that his beastly words were received with contempt, and his name goes to the oblivion it deserves. Such men either Southern or Northern happily are few, and thank God they are becoming rapidly more scarce; may their names soon disappear from the earth. Several of our business houses have fol lowed the example which a kind provi dence allowed The Citizen to set, and have indicated their respect for the great statesman and soldier by suitable stream ers of mourning. Our next door neigh bors and brethren, the Evening Journal and the Democrat promptly showed their colors; the First National bank had its door covered in most excellent taste with draperies of black and white, and its brethren, the Western Carolina and the National Bank of Asheville, hesitated not to express their sorrow. The Ashe ville club was festooned with black, with white rosettes, and the Athletic club ot voung men showed that their hearts were tender as the young should ever be Of our merchants, the mourners are Messrs. Whitlock, Pelham, N. Labarbe, Bostic Bros. & Wright and the Racket Store, and we hope in our next we may add the names of many more. The city offices are tastefully and elaborately draped, and we wish we could say the same of the court bouse; perhaps the commissioners on Monday may order it done. The old Confederates are conspic uous by the modest rosettes, which ir, obedience to the suggestions of the meet- ting of last evening, they wear on the left lappei ot their coat. Altogether we may safely assert that a feeling of genu ine sadness pervades our community. PERSONAL MENTION. Dr. Scruggs, of Bryson city, came up yesterday on a visit to Asheville. Mr. D. S. Hilderbrand left yesterday for Philadelphia where he will attend the National Brick Manufacturers Conven tion. Mr. Lucius Weaver, of Mayfield, Mo., is in the city, the guest of E. J. Aston Mr. Weaver is a half brother of Mrs Aston, and has not been in Buncombe for over thirty years. Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Lyman returned last night. Thev have been abroad tor the past summer and since their return to this country have been in New York and Baltimore. They will occupy their residence on Chestnut street. Mr. Curtis, the editor of the Franklin Press was in the city yesterday, and favored us with a visit. Mr. C, though coming from Georgia to Franklin to take charge of the Press, is a native of Clay county; but along there, Georgia is a next door neighbor, and the people all as one. You can look over the line any where, so that "going to Georgia," means only a short horseback ride or a good morning's walk. RAILROAD MATTERS. Board of Commissioners of Tran sylvania Order an Election. We were shown yesterday a letter re ceived from Mr. Gash, the attorney for Transylvania county, from which we learn the following interesting informa tion: The board of county commis sioners for Transylvania county, at their meeting last Tuesday, voted to call an election for an appropriation to the French Broad Valley railroad. This call was conditional, the commissioners re serving the right to revoke the call at any time prior to the election should better proposition be offered. Mr. Gash is of the opinion that if Buncombe county will vote a subscription to any road leading in their direction ; that the county will join in a contribution of $50,000 to wards the same project. A good many ol the citizens of the county are not fa vorable to the present call, and, if Bun combe county decides to call an election for the A., A. & B. road, the commis sioners will revoke the present order, and submit a proposition to join Buncombe. Catholic Bishop Dead. Altoona, Pa., December 7. Bishop Twigg, of this (Catholic) diocese, died this afternoon after a long illness. SANTA CLAUS. OUR REPORTER GIVES HIS FIRST BATCH OF ADVICE. The Christmas Holidays are AT. most Upon Us, aud the citizen Would Tell Its Readers Where They Can Buy. "Asheville is really putting on city airs," remarked a most observant and ntelligent gentleman, in bearing of our reporter yesterday, and at the moment the speaker was standing in front of the handsome block of buildings, just now completed, of Messrs. Harkins and Starnes, on the south side of Pattou avenue. The scribe at once pricked up his ears. and entered in conversation, because it is only with "observant and intelligent gentleman" that he is ever willing to talk. This is a peculiarity now so well known, that no other kind of people ever approach him, but this variety is so numerous here that he finds his time quite freely occupied by improving him self through their most agreeable and beneficial communications. As we began to say .prior to this di gression, the scene of the above remark was the handsome pavement of Moody's Artificial Stone, which affords delightful rest to weary soles, and tempts their owners to linger, and glance upward at the handsome buildings to which we have referred. The time so occupied is most profitably spent, especially to one who can remem ber a few months back, and reflect upon the wonderful change, which energy, skill and public spirit combined, have produced; six months ago this was a vacant lot, of the most unattractive kind, and a receptacle for all sorts of rubbish. Now it is occupied by a solid ulock of three story buildings, the upper floors affording most handsome and comfortable quarters to the Young Men's Christian Association, and charm ing offices tor some of our very best real estate and legal friends, while the lower door is tuken up with stores such as any city may be justly proud of. "Why is it, oh! scribe that you do not tell the people of these beuutiful things? quoth our friend, and forwith the con science smitten writer resolved to make some slight amends for past neglect, and to begin at once on his rounds like a good Samaritan, to advise Santa Claus, who is ever busy at this season, where he had best go,,to find theendless variety of lovely things, that the dear old saitft always requires at Christmas, "KOPP AND LICHTENUERGER," was the first words that caught our eye, displayed on a handsome sign, and not knowing its meaning, we entered, only to find ourselves still more amazed and confused by the loads upon loads of beau tiful and delightful things which sur rounded us. A handsome machine is rap idly, but noiselessly, running in one of the windows, and only adds to our mys tification. What propels it ? we won der; surely this insignificant looking lit tle black affair cannot be the motive power! But so it is; the giant force which, in the beginning, answered to the Divine command, "Let there be light," is here subjected to human control ; and in humble obedience to man's skill, the elec tric spark rotates this machine, to grind the delightful Java for man's refresh ment. When we were able to withdraw our lingering eyes from this marvel of genius. we gaze rapturously upon the good things with which the shelves are groan ing, and breathe a prayer that our Santa Claus may be a reader of The Citizen, and find this spot before he undertakes the concoction of our Christmas plum pudding. Near by we see a new comer, but an old friend, in PELHAH'S DRl'G STORE, which is even now being moved to its handsome and convenient quarters; and we are not surprised to learn that even the physic which will be served from these counters will be of the most pala table and least deadly variety. We al ways imagined that a drug store was a place in which the doctors kept their hid den supplies of ammunition, in readiness to be discharged at their hopeless pa tients. But surely nothing of the sort can be here ; everything is so bright and fresh, that we could scarcely resist the longing desire to take a pull at one ol the bottles of castor oil, merely to prove if it could yet be as nauseous as our memory painted it. Patton avenue is not the only street where bright and beautiful stores are to be found ; on South Main street is the famous law's; but who is equal to a description of this gorgeous caravansary of glories ? Surely it is a task that requires a fresh pencil and rested braiu, to paint as they should be, the beauties which so charm our heart; so we will defer the delightful work until next week, by which time perhaps some kind friend will donate the pencil, and a Sunday's rest will refresh our cranial faculties, and then, old Santa Claus, you may look out for our best adiice. Religions Notices. Central Methodist Church Sunday School at 9.30 a. m., preaching at 11 a. m, and at 7.30 p. m., by the pastor, Rev. G. C. Rankin. First Baptist Church. Services to-day at the nsual hours by the pastor, Dr. Nelson. Baptism at 7.15 o'clock, p. m. Regular services will be held this morn ing at 11 o'clock at Riverside and North Asheville Methodist churches. There will be services at Riverside at 7.30 p. m., also. J'