Newspaper Page Text
v TE DAILY CITIZEN nTATT" IT Vf A Delivered to Victors In any part of II I I I I 1 17 ' - ? wta;"orii!"!;!;""""!""!sSc; i I i DAILY CITIZEN BOARDING, WANTS, For Rent, and Loit Notices, three line or leai, 28 Cent for each Intertion. VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1889. NUMBER 215. IFTY-FIRST CONGRESS. TO RECOONIZB THE UNITED STATICS OF BRAZIL. Amendments to the Blair Bill- To Adjourn From December si to January 6 A Flood of Public Building Bills. " Washington. December 18. SENATE. Mr. Morgan offerer) in the senate the following joint resolution which was read in lull and laid over till to-morrow : Resolved by the senate and house of representatives ot the United Mates of : America in congress assembled, that the United States of America congratulates the people of Brazil on their lust and ' peaceful assumption of the powers, du- .1 ties and responsibilities ot sell-govern1 , ment based upon the full consent of the governed expressed in that repudiation ot monarchy rule, and in their recent adoptiou of a republican form of gov- eminent, and that the United States of Brazil is by this act recognized as a law . ful and rightful government ; and that said republic is ot right entitled to vxer c-a and enio- iutci national comity and al i'. benefits ot the iaws of nutions as , B sovereign power, and the benefit of all . rights, privileges and advantages under the existing treaties that were concluded " f between the United States of America and the empire of Brazil, and that this decla ' f ration of the State of public la ws in the r tnited Mates ot America shall be ratified to the United States of Brazil by the Pres . ;' ident, and that the president by his -,;! proclamation shall require the people ... and the government of the United States and of the several States, and all ersons " - in authority therein to recognize the flag . of the United States of Brazil as the flag ; ot a tree, sovereign and independent State. Mr. Blair, from the committee on edu- ' cation and labor, reported hack his bill . ,-. to provide tor the establishment and temporary support of common schools. and gave notice that as soon as possible after the close of the holiday recess, he would call it up for action. It was placed on the calendar. It has been amended in several important particu lars, among them the following: 1. The quota of any State which shall tie refused by the Legislature shall be covered into the treasury instead of be ing divided among the rest of the States. : 2. The requirement that copies of the school books authorized by the school boards shall be deposited with the secre tary of the interior is stricken out, also the section giving the respective Legisla tures power to distribute lunds appor tioned to the several territories. 3. It is explicitly stated that the train ing of persons of different colors to be come teachers shall not be required in the same schools. The only other interest of a striking character was the introduction of Mr. Morgan's resolution for the recognition by the United States of Brazil, which is given elsewhere. After the introduction of a few bills and resolutions of inquiry, the senate went into executive session, and at 4 p. m. adjourned. HOUSE. The senate concurrent reso lution providing for a holiday recess, was laid before the bouse by the speaker, and it was referred to the committee on ways and means. The senate assents to the house joint joint resolution for printing the agricult ural report were agreed to. Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, from the com mittee on ways and means, reported a concurrent resolution for holdinga recess from December 21, until January 6, agreed to. The speaker having laid before the house a message from the President rec ommending that the limit of the Interna tional Marine conference be extended for two months, Mr. Hitt, of Illinois, intro duced a joint resolution extending that authority until March 1, 1890. Mr. Hftt said that the conference had already accomplished a great and im portant work, and unless the resolutions were passed the authority of delegates ol the United States would close in the midst of their labors. The joint resolu tion was passed. On motion of Mr. Kowell, of Illinois, the committee on elections was granted leave to set during the sessions of the house. Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, from the com mittee on rules, reported a resolution for the immediate call of States tor the in troduttion and reference of hills, adop ted. Before this order was carried out, however, Mr. Payue, of New York, from the Silcott committee, reported a resolu tion authorizing the sergeant nt arms to offer a reward of $5,000 for the arrest and delivery to the marshal of the Dis trict of Columbia of C. E. Silcott, the ab sconding cashier, the reward to be paid out ol the contingent funds. Adopted. Mr. Sherman, from the committee on foreign relations, reported, in confor mity with the President's message of yes terday, a joint resolution extending to the first of March, 18im, the time for holding the International Mariue con ference, and after brief explanation, a joint resolution was passed. The call of States for the introduction of bills for reference was then begun, and lasted until night, the total number be ing 1064. Many of these are duplicates, if not in language, at least in subject matter, of their provisions. A dozen or more measures based on the Blair bill were introduced, and the silver men were not idle; and fully twenty propositions were presented for the free coinage of silver. Bills were introduced for the erection of public buildings at the following places: Huntsviile, Ala.; Hot Springs, Ark.; San Diego, Stockton, San Fran cisco, San Jose and Oakland, Cal.; Pu eblo, Col.; Danbury, South Newark, New London and Waterbury, Conn.; Wil mington, Del.; Tampa, Pin.; Columbus, Ga.; Bloomington, Gnlcsburg, Sterling and Aurora, III.; Logansport, Lafayette, Richmond, South Bend, Indianapolis and Madison, Ind.; Sioux City, Cedar Rap ids, Burlington, Fort Dodge and Daven- fort. In.; Atchison, Selina, Winfield, Ar ansas City, Kansas City, Newton, Wel lington and Hutchison, Kan.; Bowling Green, Kv.; Morgan City, New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Alexandria,. La.; Washington, D. C; Bar Harbor and i Houlton, Maine; Worcester, Haverhill, Alden, Lvnn and"Holyoke, Mass.; Grand - - Haven, Benoni, Saginaw, Lansing and Muskegon, Mich.: Annapolis, Md.; Du luth and St. Paul, Minn.; Meridian and Yazoo City, Miss.; Kansas City, Mo.; 'r Helena and Tremont, Mont.; Grand Isl 'l and, Kearney, Norfolk, Beatrice and ; Hastings, Neb.; Atlantic City, Jersey City, N. .; Elmira, Yonkers, Hudson. Malone, Oneida and Rome, N. Y.; Win t stoo, Reidsville, Oxford, Henderson, Fay rtteville. N. C; Lima. Tremont, Findlay, Tiffin, Defiance, Hamilton, Canton and Voungstown, Ohio; Salem and Port t land, Oregon; Alleghany City, York, Al- lentown, Pottsville, Wilkesbnrre, Ches ter and Altoona. Pa.; Pawtucket, K. I Sioux Falls, Yankton and Aberdeen, S. D.; Paris and Palestine, Tex.; St. Al lene, Vt.; Newport end Island Pond, K. 1.; Norfolk, Newport news, rreaer- icksburg, West Point, Stnunton and Roanoke, Va.; Spokane Falls, Tacoma and Seattle, Wash.; WellBburg, Wheeling and Martinsburg, W. Va.; fc.au l.laire, 'Manitowoc, Greenbay, Shebovgan and Kncme, Wis.; Albuquerque, N. M.; salt Lake City. Utah: Lhevenne, Wyoming, Increased appropriations were asked lor public buildings at tne lonowiug places: Los Angeles and Sacramento, Lai.; Key West and Pensncola, rla.; sa vannah, Ga.: Sprinetield, Mo ; Newark and Hoboken, N. ; Troy, N. Y.; Greens boro, N. C; Dallas and fort Worth, Tex.: Petersburg. Va.: Milwaukee, Wis. Nearly every member from tobacco growing States was armed with a meas ure for the repeal ot the tobacco tax while manv of them went still farther and introduced bills for the abolition of the internal revenue svstem. The deaths of Jas. Laird, of Nebraska ; S. S. Cox, of New York; N. W. Nutting, of New York; and R. W. Townshend, of Illinois, were announced to the house, which, as a mark of respect to the memory of the deceased, at 6 o clock ad journed until Friday. Most ot the members left the ball after they had seen their bills safely in the hands of the clerks, and when the house adjourned there was not a quorum present. Among the bills introduced by South ern members were these: By Mr. Cowles, of North Carolina, for the issue of silver certificates on deposits of silver half dollars. Bv Mr. Ewart, of North Carolina, tor the total repeal of the internal revenue laws. I similar bills were introduced by the other North Carolina representa tives. ) By Mr. Henderson, of North Carolina, to reduce the price of postal cards to half a cent. By Mr. Dibble, of South Carolina, pro viding tor a second vice president; also abolishing the tax on the circulation of state banks; also to provide tor the pay ment of the French spoliation claims. By Mr. bnloe, ot lennessee, U pro hibit gambling contracts in agricultural and other products. Hy Mr. McMillan, ot Tennessee, a reso lution directing the secretary ot state to notify the republic of Brazil through the proper authorities of the recognition of that republic by the government of the United States. North Carolina at New Orleans. Wilmington Messenger. The Messenger gave at the time last week a glimpse of our State in the memorial exercises in New Orleans, The Governor of the State. Col. John L. Cant- well, ot umington, our veteran ot two wars, and some four or five others were nil. And yet North Carolina was neither unobserved nor ignored. We hear good things of Governor Fowle. He bore himself well. He made perhaps the best speech of all who spoke at night. He made a tine impression and was called out a second time. He had quietly placed a guard of Tar Heels about the catafal que. Every speaker on the occasion had pleasant and eulogistic words tu say ot North Carolina. While we regret that our State did not have two or three mil itary companies present and many of our citizens, we are indeed gratified to receive such a favorable account of North Carolina at the burial of the immortal Jefferson Davis. The Midland Railroad. Alexandria, Va., Decemberl8. Atthc annual meeting of the stockholders ot the Virginia Midland railroad held here this afternoon, the following officers were elected : President, T. M. Logan ; secre tary, W. H. .Marburg; assistant secre tary, A. J. Rauh ; directors, Geo. Parsons, John H. Inman, J. C. Mabcn, John Mc- Avernev, New lork; Jj. h. Meredith. Brentsvillc, Prince William county, Va. ; R. F. Mason, Charlottesville, Va.; Joseph Wilmer, Rnpidan, Culpeper county, Va.; J. S. Barbour, John W. Burke, Alexan- tna, V a.; Alexander D. Payne, Warren- ton, Va.; Chas. S. Blackford, Lvnchburg, Va.; C. G. Holland, Danville, Va. ; Claude A. Swanson, Danville, Va.; J. T. Lovell, rront Koynl. a. : las. H. Pace, Rich mond, Va.; E. D. Christian, Va. On to Norfolk. Wilmington Review. Track laying on the Norfolk and Caro lina railroad was completed to-day. Trains will be run from Nortolk and Tar lioro to the Roanoke river, where it has been impossible as yet to complete the bridge on account of the freshets. The rolling stock of the company is entirely new, and the passenger coaches gor geously fitted, being direct from the Pull man works. Twelve new engines of pow erful horse power and provided with the latest improved machinery are included in the rolling stock. To Walt on Mrs. Davla. Richmond, Va., December 18. The house of delegates to-day reconsidered the action of yesterday directing the clerk the inform Mrs- Jefferson Davis of the disire to have the remains of her bus band buried here, and adopted a resolu tion appointing a committee of four, to consist of the speaker of the house, the president of the senate and one member of each branch to wait upon Mrs. Davis for the purpose of impressing upon her the desire of the people of the State for the interment of the remains here. An Ea-Consrressnian 111. Council Bluffs, la., December 18. Ex-Congressman Joseph Lyman was striken with apoplexy yesterday. He was at first thought to be dead but after being taken home he recovered somewhat and is now alive but with slight hopes of final recovery. Mr. Lyman was a member of the 49th and 50ih Congress. He has a good record as a soldier and as an able lawyer. Presidential Nomination. Wasainoton, December 18. The Presi dent sent the following nominations to the senate: Postmasters: Samuel Gil bert. Itecatur, Ala.; Mrs. Jennie R.Tyler, Brookhaven, Miss. ; Edward L. Ragan, High Point, N. C; W. Miller. Tusca loosa, Ala.; Benj. F. Brimberly, Albany, Ga. ; Walter Ackerman, Cnrtersville.Ga.; A. J. Frazer, Greenville, Tenn.; Joseph T. B. Wilson, Murfreesboro, Tenn. The Grippe In Boston. Boston, Mass., December 18. A prom inent physician said to-day, that there are a dozen cases of the influenza in Boston, and that there is good reason to believe the affection will become general in this city. Bond Oflerlns;, Washington, Decern 'jer 18. The bond offerings to-day agcrarated $137,850; all accepted at 104S; for fonr and a half per cents, and 127 for four. Tbe Blair Bill. Charlotte Chronicle. The republicans in the senate reported the Blair bill favorably yesterday. The republican platform tocapture the South, bv appeals to its poverty, is to be feared Manv honest and able men and papers in the South advocate federal aid to educa tion. They defend their position bv the statistics of illiteracy, and an appeal to the masses to relieve themselvesand their children from ignorance by acceptingtbis present from the Greeks. Tbe Blair bill is an entering wedge for that nefarious proposition of Senator Hlair s, already formulated into a bill before the senate, for a constitutional amendment establishing a federal com mon school system. Centralization is growing in this conn- try, and the people will continue to Yield up the rights of themselvesand theStates until well, it is simply horrible to con template what will be the result. Cer tainly centralization is not the keystone ot a successful and happy republic, Southern democrats favoring the Blair bill are assuming a vast responsibility. The Blahop Atkinson Cot, Raleigh Call. Some time ago Miss Rebecca Cameron. of Hillsboro, began to raise a fund for t he endowment of a cot in St. John s hos pital, ol this city, to be known as the "Bishop Atkinson Cot." The amount of the endowment fund was placed at $2,- 500 and was to be raised bv contribu tions of any amount from anybody who would contribute; each contributor be coming a member ot the cot band. It now has three hundred and sixteen meni- liers, including persons of all ages from six or seven years to a very old age. The amount so far raised is"$1.720.11 leaving $778.00 to lie raised to complete tne iunu. First Shipment. Wilmington Messenger. On Monday the well-known firm of Williams, Rankin & Co., shipped the first two car loads over the Cape Fear and ladkin Valley railroad that ever passed over it. This is the beginning, we hope, of not only a big trade on this new line lor that enterprising hrm, but of a big trade for Wilmington. Why not ? Press the business all alone the line and in all connections. The road passes through a fine country and must bring a large traoc 10 me cniei entrepot oi tne state. Push on your columns, ye business men of Wilmington. Sun's Cotton Review. New York, December 18. The Sun's cotton review savs: Futures opened without any decided change. The failure of Liverpool to make a decided decline and strong re port from Manchester brought out a de mand to cover contracts, upon which there was a recovery of one and two points, the market showing considerable strength, but full port receipts and a de cline in some Southern markets checked the demand and caused a dull closing. Cotton on spot was quiet and nominal. LongHhoremen Strike, New Y'okk, December 16. This after noon 250 white men, employed as long shoremen at the National Line pier, stop ped work suddenly because negroes were being employed by the samecompany. About seventy-five negroes were em ploved and superintendent Andrews sent tor thirty or forty more, and work went on with little or no interruption. Asquad of police came down to the pier, but their presence was hardly necessary to preserve order. A week ago three negro hands and one white man were burned to death in the big fire at this pier. Death of Mr. John Anderson. Henrtersonvitle Times. The above named gentleman, a Scotch man by birth, but who has been in Amer ica about 40 years, and a resident of this place tor about t iree years, coming here from Burlington, Alamance county, N. C, quietly passed away at 11 o'clock Tuesday night. He was in his 69th year. The funeral services will take place at the Presbyterian church this morning at 1 1 o'clock, after which the body will be laid to rest in Oakdule cem etery. Nominations Confirmed. Washington, December 18. The sen- atr to-day confirmed the nomination of udge David I. Brewer, ot Kansas, to be as associate justice of the supreme court of the United States. There were eleven negative votes upon the question of con firming him. A large number ot other nominations were confirmed, among them United States ministers Phelps to Germany, Hircn to 1 urkey, Anderson, ot Ohio, out to Bolivia; Dougiass, (Fred), to Hay ti, and Snowden to Rouniania, Servia and Greece' together with cousuls general, consuls, secretaries of legation, Indian inspectors and a large number of naval promotions. Boulangista in a Monster Meeting-. Paris December 18. The Boulnngists have convened a mouster meeting to protest against the action ofthechamber ot deputies in seating Mr. Jeffren, who ran against Oeneral tJoulanger in trie Montmartre district in the recent elec tion, M. Naquet, whose election was declared invalid by the chamber on Monday, has gone to the Island ot Jersey, to confer with General Boulanger concerning tbe course to be followed by Houlangists. Negroes In tbe Political Field. Richmond. December 18. A conference of a number of leading colored men from various sections ot the State was held here last night at which a preamble and resolutions were adopted memorializing congress to pass a general election law which would guarantee tnem a better right of suffrage than they now enjoy. New Bank Authorised. Washington, December 18. The comp troller of the currency has authorized the Farley National bank of Montgomery, Ala., to begiu business with a capital of $100,000. ILia Glove Finish. New-York, December 18. The much talked of kid glove fight to finish between Mike Cushing and Austin Gibbous took place this morning near Stanford, Conn. Gibbons won in the twenty-fourth round. Bale of a Railroad. New York, December 18. The Rome and Decatur railroad was sold on the real estate exchange this afternoon for $832,000. The purchasers were S. B. Newcomb & Co. The Grippe In New York, New York. December 18. A number of cases of Russian influenza are reported to-day. It is reported in the World that a Wail street broker and a police captain are among tbe latest sufferers. BUCKATUNNA ROBBERY. PRELIMINARY TRIAL IN MIS SISSIPPI VEtlTER DA V. Rube Hmllta, a Consln of the Fa mous Outlaw, Rube Burrows, Is Exposed by His Pal, James Mc Clunic, In Court. Mobile, Ala., December 18. A special to the Register from Waynesboro, Miss., says, the preliminary examination of Rube Smith, accused of robbing the Mo bile and Ohio express train at Bucka tunna, Miss., took place here yesterday Smith and his partner, James McChung were captured at Amorv, Miss.. Satur day after a desperate resistance on the part ot smith. At the examination Smith was identified by a negro man named McNeil McAlister as having been with two others in the neighborhood of Buckatunua several days prior to the robbery, ostensibly engaged in trapping. and all three disappeared the morning of tne robbery. James Mcviung tnen took the stand and told of uS relations with Smith; how Smith had told htm all about tbe Buckatunna robbery, how the matter was planned by Smith's cousin, Rube Burrows, the noted outlaw. How the three burglars described themselves as trappers and how they held up the train, robbed tneexpresscar and escaped. ivn.iuii iinnucu luav lie nnu never Kjnr.i..n -I-.: i . i- . i t i heard anvtning of the robbery except from Smith, and he gave substantially a correct account of that affair. He said further that Burrows, Smith and he (Mc Clung) had rendezvoused at Amorvand that Burrows was there last Friday, the day before the arrest, but had gone to Lamar county tor some purpose not mentioned. The inference is that Bur rows was planning to rob the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham train, and was looking over the ground with that object in view. Detective Jackson next gave an account of the arrest. The accused was bound over in the sum ol $5,000 to answer, and was taken to Meridian for safe keeping. A SOUTHERN DIAMOND. Found in Georgia and Owned by Mr. J. W. caldon. We recently had a pleasant visit from Mr. J. D. Caldon, mineral, igical and min ing engineer, now of Atlanta, but for a long time living in Murphy, where we first met him. He was on his way, by invita tion, to the new gold fields ol Montgom ery county, which he will examine with scientific impartiality and report theieon. While here Mr. Caldon showed us a rough diamond found some time since in Georgia, somewhere south of Atlanta. It was the first we had ever seen in its nat ural state. It is a flnttish translucent pebble, which would not strike the inex perienced as having value over any other quartz-like stones to be picked up in any running stream. Those who had read something of the appearance of the uncut stone would, however, be attracted by the crystalization and the curved outline of tiie angles, and an expert would make no difficulty in pronouncing upon its character. This stone is probably clearer than the rough diamond usually is, for it attracted the eye of the finder, a boy, who sold it for fifty cents. Tbe purchaser did not know its value; but Mr. Caldon, ;it a venture, gave him $20 for it. It was sent to Tiffany, who pronounced it a veritable diamond, and offered $220 for it ; but Mr. Caldon preferred to keep pos session of it. The stone weighs 4Vi carats. There is one peculiarity in the external appearance worth mentioning because it fixes unmistakably the charac ter of the rough diamond; it has a 'greasy" look and feel. This is said to indicate the lustre and brilliancy of tbe stone when cut. Observing this, tb-re may be many a gem to come to light. A Poor House Marriage. Man is never too poor to marry. At least that is what D. C. Freeman and Susan Huggins thought, for they came directly from the poor house to the clerk's office, where Squire Israel married them, and then returned to it. Brief and short was their wedding journey. But they clasped hands when they were mar ried and did not release their hold all the way down Main street. Perhaps that grip is still unbroken, tor fear that with out it the ceremony might become null and void. The squire's fee wns paid by contributions from the bystanders. After the ceremony the squire was ungallant enough to sail away without exacting toll from the bride. Christmas strawberries. Charlotte News. The News occasionally refers to Char lotte's remarkable climate, and it is goor once in a while to read about it. Just what kind of a climate we have here may be imagined from the fact that Mr. R. M. Miller to-day pulled a quantity of thoroughly ripened strawberries from the patch in his garden. His strawberry bed not only contains riie strawberries, but is full of blossoms, Officers of the R. & D. R. R.Co. Richmond, Va., December 18. The stockholders of the Richmond and Dan ville Railroad Company, at an adjourned annual meeting to-day. elected the follow ing officers: President, John H. Inman; directors, Geo. S. Scott, Calvin S. Brice, H. C. Fahnesiock, John A. Rutherford, J. C. Maben, Samuel Thomas, John G. Moore. John C. Calhoun, Chas. M. Mc Ghee, John H. Hall, all of New Yirk, John S. Barbour, of Virginia, and Samuel M. Inman, of Atlanta. , Notice to Colored Cltlxens. The colored citizens of Limstone town ship, Cane Creek, and the adjacent com munities are hereby requested to meet at St, John's church Saturday evening at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of effecting suitable and perfect arrangements rela tive to tbe celebration of tbe first day of anuary, in memory ot our freedom. We ope to make a cleardemonstration, and desire tbe co-operation of every citizen in the western part of North Carolina. The Weather To-Day. Washington. December 1 8. Indica tions for North Carolina. Fair; station ary temperature, except in northern part; warmer, southerly winds; fair on Friday. It is said that there are forty-eight Muguugoi ana gun spoacs in Aiexico, THE DOLL'S RECEPTION. Dolls Old, Dolls Young, Dolls fitly and Dolls Pretty. The doll's reception that was held in the old postofficc was quite a success, Everybody was there, even Old Mother Goose attended the feast and brought with her a bran pie. It took just one mckle to make a grab into that pie and draw out whatever you were lucky enough to catch hold ot. You were sure to get something, even if it was onjy a handful of bran. The old woman that lived in tbe shoe wheeled her babies around the room. They were swarming in and over the shoe, and it only took- a small sum to secure one of them. The booths were very prettily decorated and festooned with flags and wreathed in holly and spruce. Oysters were , served in all styles, and the seductive aroma ol the coffee filled the room. At one end of the room was a large Christmas tree, and near at hand was a booth filled with elaborate specimens of embroidery and art work. The exhibition of dolls was very amusing. The arrangement of the competitors for prizes in picturesque groups added to the effect. The gro tesque, the beautiful and the antique stood side by side, inviting inspection. There was "Old Mammv," who was born in 1737. She won the prize for the oldest doll, and was originally made by Mrs. R. M. Furman's grandmother. "Susana," aged 39 years, seven months, owned by Mrs. K. K. Olive, and "Mary Munzon," aged 40, pushed her pretty hard. But she was the veteran and won a mouchoir case, made of Japanese handkerchiefs. The bisque doll of Miss Francis Troy won the prize for beauty, and Miss Bonnie Jean Johnston sent in a doll which bad no competitors in the line of ugliness and won that prize in a canter. PERSONAL MENTION. Miss Mary C. McDowell left yesterday for a visit to friends in Savannah, Ga. Mr. W. Ct. Doolittle, the manager of the Hot Springs hotel, is at the Batterv Park. Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Howard, who are well known in Washington society, arc at the Battery Park. Mr. Frank Loughran, the proprietor of Hickory Inn, has registered at the Swannanoa. The Hon. Kope Elias has just returned from a trip through Tennessee, and left yesterday for his home in Franklin. Mr. P. L. Wade, of New York, who represents Church & Co., of that place, is at the Swannanoa. Mr. W. G. Smithas, who represents a large bottle manufactory in New York, has registered at the Grand Central. Mrs. and Mr. I. Hood, jr., who have been away on a short trip, have returned to the city and are stooping at the Battery Park. Mr. E. R. Bett, a prominent tobacco buyer of Danville, Va., is at the Swan nanoa. He is accompanied by Mr. R. C. Clayton, of Fairview. Mrs. R. Green has left Battery Park and gone to the Hot Springs, where she will remain for two weeks, and then re turn to the above hotel. Mr. P. A. Franklyn. who is the general agent of H. B. Claflin & Co., of New York, dealers in general merchandise, is stopping at the Grand Central The troupe which rendered "Only a Farmer's Daughter," so successfully were stopping at the Grand Central. Their manager is Mr. Chas. Mortimer. Col. J. T. Anthony and Col. J. R. Rob ertson, of Charlotte, are at the Battery Park. They came to inspect the com pany in Asheville, which drilled tiefore them last evening. Colonel Steele, the manager, of Battery Park, has returned home from Charles ton. He enjoyed his trip very much and was feted and dined incessantly by his old comrades and friends during his stay there. Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Walker, jr., of Sta- ten Island, are stopping at the Battery Park. Mrs. Walker is the daughter of Erastus Wyman, the millionaire, who has been developing the resources of Sta ten Island. GOLDEN EAGLE SHOT. A Mammoth Bird Killed In the Plnkbeds. While Mr. Thomas Chase was out hunting with his dogs the other day in the Pinkbeds, a golden eagle and his mate flew over him. He fired the con tents of his shot gun at them, undone fell to the fround with its wing broken. Tbe dogs rushed furiouslv upon it, but were driven back by the infuriated bird, and several of them were seriously in jured. Mr. Chase then gave it the con tents of the second barrel and killed it outright. He then skinned it and sold it to Mr. N. W. Fain, the taxidermist, who lives at 73 Academy street. The latter will stuff it and send it on to Mr. Scott who lives at Tarpon,' Florida. This is the third bird of this species which has ever been shot in this vicinity. Two of these belong to Mr. Fahi, and one to Mr. Cairns, the proprietor of the woolen mills at Weaverville. Thiseagle measured three feet, fonr inches, from the beak to the tip of its tail, as it lav on the floor of The Citizen office, and seven feet and one inch from tip to tip of its wings. Fach of its claws was four inches and a quarter in length. Very few birds measure more than seven feet and a half and the next largest bird, killed near here, measured only six feet and two inches. THE PLAY LAST NIGHT. Only a Farmer's Daughter as Pre sented In the Opera House. This melodrama was produced last night at the opera house. The play is based on the customary plotting an arch villain against an innocent maiden, re sulting in her presumptive death and happy resurrection. Although elocution sometimes reached such a hysterical pitch that a latent farce became almost fully developed, yet in some of the finer shades of subdued pathos, the acting was good and received a hearty round ol applause. The young child called Little Josie Lloyd, who acted the part ofNellie. was exceptionally good, and the scene in which she chooses between her father and her mother was replete with a dramatic fervor and accurately counterfeited emotion, which would have done credit to many an older actress. Lillian Grahame played the part of Justine very well in the passages when womanly resignation and submission to her husband was portrayed. But she ut terly failed to grasp her part as the wronged wife and insulted woman. The star of the company, Adelaide Cherie took the part of the cold, calcula ting, plotting adventuress. Her acting was too affected and studied, except in the fourth act, where she talis into the spirit of the piece and gives quite a graphic and natural piece of acting. The same fault of exaggerated feeling and wooden acting applied to Chas. Morti mer. On the whole the play was better and more strongly supported than the shows we have been acccustomed to. Still it is not what we would expect in a place of the size of Asheville, and it is to be hoped that the opening of a new opera house will herald the advent of troupes to which we can listen with a great deal of pleasure and entertain ment. GROWING GREENSBORO. Is It Her Railroad Facilities 7 Let Asheville Think and Act. The Wilmington Star says: Greensboro stems to be takinir on new life on the strength of the Bessemer steel company which has been organized to go into operation there. A stimulus has lieen given to transactions in real estate, one agent reporting, according to n correspondent of the Richmond Times, fifteen sales in one day, and these to actual settlers. Of course this is nol given as an index of every day transac tions, several other enterprises are spoken of which will follow theestablish ment of the steel works, and already movements are on foot for new manu factories. There is little doubt that witl a steel plant of the proportions of the one which is to be started there Greens boro will become a manufacturing city ol no small importance, and there is no reason why with her abundance of iron and coal within easy reach, her good railroad facilities, her central location and other advantages she should not be come a great one. And this new life is due almost solely to the fact that Greensboro has more than one line of railroad. Sne has several lines stretching out in various directions to the supplies of coal and iron to be brought to a convenient central point, then manufactured and distributed over the world through the same extensive system of railroads. These have induced to Greensboro o ie investment of one million dollars. Others are to follow. Let Asheville note and profit. "The Citizen" Supplement. To-day our Holiday, or Christmas, issue goes abroad, more largely for the benefit of the judicious advertiser who knows when to strike a blow when the iron is hot, than to earn special distinc tion by illustrations that make up the charm of a pictorial number. In truth this number is "strictly business," but so garnished with pleasant reading as to make it both useful and ornamental. Our advertisers merit most careful con sideration for their full elaboration of all the good, uselul and handsome things they have provided to meet Christmas tates and wants; and we besi eak foi them patient and careful study of what they have done in their purpose to please and win the public. Of course that public will agree with us that the supplement is a very handsorm and interesting sheet. OUUS AND ENDS. The fire alarm bell has been obtained and is now awaiting removal at the depot. It weighs 2,500 pounds and tin trouble seems to be to get it on the topol the court house as several parties have accepted the contract and then backed out. It will probably cost the city $800 before it is in its proper position. The funeral of Sam Bostic, who was drowned on Monday evening, took place yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. A party ol ten or fifteen men left in the morning in a wagon for the scene of the accident, under the guidance of Mr. Frank Whiting. They took with them grappling hooks, and thoroughly searched the river all day long. Up to a late hour last night their efforts had been unre warded, and the body of Ed Suggs was still undiscovered. Where it can be, seems a mystery to everyone, but it may be lodged in some of the debris on the banks where it never will be found. Y. M. C. A. There will be a social meeting for young men at the rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association, to-nigbt at 8 o'clock, led by the general secretary, Mr. H.P.Andersen. Subject: "A strong man ruined," Judges XIV: 4-21. All men are invited. Masonic Medina;, A regular communication of Asheville Lodge No. 410, A. F. & A. M., will be held this (Thursday) evening at 7.30 o dock. Annual election ot officers. J. A. Conakt, Secretary. OF GENERAL INTEREST. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FROM EVERYWHERE. World's Greatest Basso Dead Henry W.Grady Invited to Wake Forest A Caudld and Honest Senator, Etc. Carl Formes, the greatest basso in the world, died in Chicago Sunday. He was born in Germany and was the son ol a church sexton. Last year there were recorded 1,071 strikes. In 480 cases the men were suc cessful and advanced wages $34U,551. in all the others they were defeated and lost $1,083,(533. The Governor yesterday pardoned C. C. Massey, sentenced iu Swain county to iwenty-tive years tor burning a barn. Pardon was granted on certificates that Massey 's health was failing and that confinement would prove fatal. A big black diamond picked up in Brazil is on exhibition in New York. It looks like a piece of chestnut coal in the rough, but it would take a good many tons of coal of any kind to equal the value of this lump. It weighs 3671A carats, and is worth $5,000. The literary societies of Wake-Forest College have invited Henry W. Grady, ot Atlanta, to deliver the annual address ijcfore them. Gov. Fowle wrote Mr. Grady urging him to accept this invita tion. Editor Grady has also been invited to deliver an address at the State Univer sity. Prof. Murray, of Oxford, England, who was married recently to Lady Mary Howard, is only twenty-four years of age, and is probably the youngest man ever elected to a first-class chair at any of the great English universities. He and his best man. Prof. Margoliouth, were lor a long time the most distinguished scholars in classical and Oriental langu ages at the University of Oxford. It seems that England and Portugal will yer have to fight out their differences about disputed African boundaries. First came the quarrel ubout Delagoa Bay, then the disputes about the Congo, and now Serpa Pinto has been thrashing some natives who were inclined to pass under British authority, deceivingConsul Johnston and capturing two British Hags. One insult more and the blood ot the British lion will be roused, as the old story goes. Wilmington Messenger: A few months ago, Walker Vick, ten yearsof age, wrote to President Jefferson Davis, with child isn trust, requesting his "autograph." Our great hearted chief did not disdain to comply with the wish of a little child. This precious relic is now framed and draped, and adorns the mantel, and is regarded with reverence as a household treasure. His youthful admirer, return ing from school on that sad day, and Hearing the distressing intelligence, was lound in a remote apartment shedding copious tears. Speaking of ex-President Cleveland's recent deliverance in Boston in favor of ballot reform, Senator Saxton, of New York, who is trying to secure the pass age of a ballot reform measure in that State, said: "There is an absolutely fearless man, a man who is .always ready, when the proper time conies to express himself squarely on subjects of national importance. 1 may diner with iii in on some occasions, but I certainly always admire bis bravery, and in this c;ise I am particularly gratified with his position. One of the striking members of the Maritime congress is Commander Chen Ulien Tae, ot the Imperial Chinese navy. He has a refined and intellectual face and is only twenty-nine years of age. He en tered a naval school at Koo Chow when fourteen years of ace. He was selected. after a competitive examination, to be sent abroad for the study of foreign naval methods. hor two years, he served as a lieutenant on board a British man-of-war. He then went to Paris, whence he came to this country. He is highly cultivated and his English is per ect. English, he says, i the only foreign language taught by government authori ty in China. The Durham Sun savs: "About two o'clock Monday afternoon Mr. Atlas lag well, a machinist at the Durham Blackwell Tobacco Company's factory, while crossing the Richmond and Dan ville passenger platform, and when be h.:d reached the steps at the west end, fell to the ground. Friends ran to his issistauce, but he wns past medical aid. and died without speaking in less than two minutes alter he tell, i 1 is sudden death is attributed to disease of the heart. He was heard to complain this morning of a hurting in the breast. The leceascd was about thirty or thirty- seven years of age and leaves a wife and one daughter." Mr. Bagwell was for merly a citizen ot Kaleigb. The new navy bill introduced by Sena tor Hale, of Maine, provides for the con struction of eight heavy armored ships of war of from 7500 to 10,000 tons dis placement ; tor two armored ships for coast defense; for three gun-boats of lrom sOO to 100 tons displacement, and for five torpedo-boats of the first class. This would increase with the Maine and Texes not yet completed to the number of ten the armored ships-of-war of the first class, and would increase the new armored vessels for const de tense to seven, in addition to six monitors that are iu readiness tor this service. The flotilla of torpedo-boats would be increased to seven a very small number compared wilh the fleets of torpedo boats possessed by other nutions. Mr. Clay's Debts. The Rev. J. B. Cheshire, sr., of Tarboro, calls attention to the error of the Wash ington conespondent of The Citizen in ascribing to Mr. Wood, of Edenton, the payment of half of Mr. Clay's debts. Of course we knew that was an error. "Mr. Wood was in no condition to assume such a generous obligation until after Mr. Clay's death, or at least until long after such debt was paid. By the will of Mr. James C.Johnston, a very wealthy man, he became possessed of a large share of that gentleman's estate, Mr. Johnston was a warm personal friend of Mr. Clay, and it was he, an enthusiastic Whig, who came to the aid of his distin guished friend. As to the mule part of the story, we can only smile. The correspondent is presumed not to be informed on such matters.