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THE DAILY CITIZEN ,Y CITIZEN BOARDING, WANTS, y Pur Rent, and Loit Notices, three lines or less. 25 Cent for Q each insertion. Delivered to Visitors In any part of the City. One Month .50c. Two Week, or less 25c. VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1889. NUMBER 216. DAIL FIFTY-FIRST CONGRESS. VEDTERD4V8 PROCEEDINCg IN THE SENATE. The CathoIlcsOpposeMr. Morgan. Indian Commissioner To Tax National Bank Notes and I'nlted (Mates Notes. Washington, Decemlier 19. SliNATE. The Senate committee on Indian af fairs had up to-day the nomination of Indian Commissioner Morgan. Father Stephen, director of the bureau of Catho lic missions, with headquarters in this city, was present and filed written charges against Morgan of prejudice to wards Catholic school teachers under control of the Indian bureaus. ' The house concurrent resolution for a holiday recess from Saturday next till Monday January 6, was presented and concurred in. Among the bills reported from the committee and placed on the calendar were the following: To amend the act for taking the eleventh census; for a light station at Hillsboro, Fin.; for leave of absence to the officers in custom r service who receive per diem compensa i tion. The matter went over till after s the recess for final action. Mr. Hoar from the committee on privi i leges and elections reported back ad versrly the joint resolution introduced . - by Mr. Klair for the constitutional : amendment conferring on the District of - Columbia representation in both houses ol congress and in the electoral college, i and asked thut it Ik indefinitely post ! poned. Mr. Blair ohiected to this sum mary disposition of the mutter, and upon bis motion the resolution was placed on thecalendar. Among the bills introduced and referred to committees were the tol . lowing: By Mr. Cullom, to provide for eclebrat- ing the 400th anniversary of the dis- co very of America by an exposition ol .art, industry, manufactures and products .in tnv6. l Ills is me -lllCHgo Ulll. I By Mr, George, to permit the States to tax .National bank notes and United States notes. Mr. Edmunds moved to proceed to ex ecutive business. Mr. Morgan said that he had intended to explain to the senate to-dav his omect in ottering yesterday the resolution in regard to independence ol urazil, and to the existence and per' manencv oft he reuublicestablished there, . but as he understood thut there was an . urgent necessity to go into executive ses- ' sion, he would let the resolution lie over till to-morrow, when he exected to have an opportunity to address the senate. Mr. Mitchell offered an amendment to the Pacific railroad funding bill, which was referred to the select committee on tha; jubject. He explained that the bill itself was confined to the I 'nion Pacific and its branches; and that his amend' tnent applied to the Central Pacific and v. its branches. The senate then proceeded to executive business. Alter the business had licen begun, with closed doors, a solitary young man was discovered in the gallery quietly surveying the scene below hint and apparently enjoying the sensation ; ins presence created, lie was soon hus- v tied out. He was about eighteen, and Appeared to lie just convalescing from a ' prolonged spree. He had nothing to say lor himself and was not detained. No 1 body seemed to know him. The door keepers explained that he was probably asleep under some benches when the gal leries were cleared and escaped notice. After the doors were reopened messages were received from the house announcing the death (during the recessl of repre sentatives Ludd, ot .Nebraska, Town shend, of Illinois, and Cox, of New York. Resolutions expressive of the regret ol the senate were offered by Mr. Mandcr son, Mr. Cullom and Mr. Evarts, and were agreed to ; and as a further mark ot respect to the deceased, the senate, at 4.30 adjourned till to-morrow. In executive session a large amount of routine business was transacted, about 200 nominations were confirmed, and as many more reported from committee.; and placed on the calendar. None of (the confirmations were of general interest, and none so far as made public, local to the South. During the session Mr. Mc Pherson criticized the action of President Harrison in removing the postmaster at Jersey City, and before voting to confirm the appointee wanted to know for what reason the old incumlient had l)een re moved? Whereupon Mr. Edmunds re minded him of the fact thnt he : Mr. Mc Pherson) with other senators, had voted to repeal the tenure of office act, thereby depriving the senate of the right to ask the President or the head of any depart meut why any removal from office was made. ATTORNEY ARRESTED For Attempting; to Influence a Grand Jury. Tallahassee, Fla., December 19. F. E. Hughes, a prominent attorney of Gainsville, was arrested last night charged with attempting to influence members of the grand jury in the mutter of indicting A. B. Thrasher, recently re leased from custody in $10,000 hail after having shot and killed Louis Wilkovski Mayor of Starke. Hughesis an intimate personal friend of Thrasher; and during the preliminary examination just closed, made a strenuous effort to secure his discbarge. This alleged action in at tempting to influence the grand jorors bat caused intense excitement in that section of the State, and the citizens of Starke have called another public meet ing to express their indignation and con demn Thrasher's act. The resignation of W. D. Chipley as chairman, and as a member of the State Democratic Executive Committee, has been accepted and the matter of filling the vacancy deferred until January 10th next. Theatrical Manaiier Dead. New Orleans, December 19. David Ridwell, one of the best known theatri cal managers in the country, died at his home in this city last night, aged sixty eight. He baa been connected with the theatrical business in this city since 1853. Managing the academy of music, and tlie St. Charles and other theatres, and was a member of the firm of Spalding, Kodgers & Bidwcll, who many years ago built the Olympic in St. Louis, and leased the Memphis and Mobile theatres, established a circuit and inaugurated the system now so common with theatrical managers. With the exception ol J. H. McVicker. of Chicago, Mr. Bidwill was the oldest active manager in the country. ssccrcl Enmity. Vihssa, December 19. The Tagblntt says that a nnmber of proclamations addressed to Russians in Galkra, were fTfnd in possession of a man disguised peasant wbo was arrested at Pad v, loctyiki in that province. Letters compromising many members the Rus . sun church, were also found on him. W. H. TROWBRIBGE Knocked Down and Ran on ly a (street Car. Danville Register 19th. A frightful accident occurred on Crag head street about 3 o'clock yesterday af ternoon, by which Mr. W. H. Trow- ridge, a well known citizen and tobac conist, was seriously if not fatally in juied. Mr. Trowbridge hnd been on Bridge street to transact some business and was returning to his factory on Dance Hill via Colohoun street. As he was cross ing Cragbead street, electric car No. 3, in charge of Conductor J. T. Carter, was going down Craghead towards 'the ter minus of the track. The car was running at its usual speed and when the driver saw Mr. Trow bridge on the track he sounded the usual alarm and also hallooed as loud as he could. Mr. Trowbridge apparantly did not hear the alarm or at least paid no attention to it. He was crossing the track, diagonally with his head turned from the car, and was just on the iron of the south side ot the track when the car ran upon linn, knocked him down and running upon his left leg crushed it terri bly near the thigh. Several bystanders and the persons on the car rushed to the assistance of the prostrate man, pushed the car off of him and removed him to one sidcof the track. Others ran to Bass, Brown fit Lee's office and telephoned for physicians. Mr. Trowbridge's leg was found to lie badly crushed and the large thigh bone protruded from the skin and through the clothing several inches. Drs. Day and Martin quickly an swered the call, and numbers of Mr. Trowbridge's friends went to his as sistance. He was placed on a cot and taken to the Home for the Sick. There he was put under the effects of opiates, and the physicians gave the wounded man a careful examination. They found that Mr. Trowbridge had sustained a very serious compound fracture of the thigh bone, a wound that is very serious and may prove fatal. The physicians will not decide as to the question of the necessity of amputation until to-day or to-morrow. Everything that skill and friendship could suggest was done for the sufferei" and a late hour lust night he was resting with fair comfort. To Dr. Day he talked verv freely, and in a quiet way told what he knew of the catastrophe. He said when he was in the middle of the street two heavy drays were going rapidly by him about thirty feet apart. tie nacl gotten out ot the way ot one and was picking his route to keep out of the way of the other, which necessnrilv placed him on the street car track. The two drays made so much noise on the rock pave ment as to drown the sound of the street cur and he did not dream that a car was near him until he was struck bv it. JEFFERSON DAVIS. Anecdotes by Hon. Antliony Ken nedy. One of Mr. Kennedy's stories about lef- ferson Davis is esiiecmlly interesting and shows that duelling as a settlement for congressional disputes was held in favor up to a comparatively recent date. "One day about 1860," he says, in giving an account of the occurence, "Mr. Davis and Mr. Benjamin became angry witn one anotner in a neoate on tne noor ot the senate. Mr. Benjamin thought his col league from the South was talking in too petulant a strain, and exclaimed, angrily 'Do you want to insult me. sir ?' I shall never forget Mr. Davis' expression when he waved his hand at Mr. Benjamin as if be were throwing an insult at him. and said, with equal emphasis: 'You have it now, sir!' The occurrence created a sen sation among the other senators. Davis lett bis seat and sent for Bob Johnson, of Arkansas, of whom he thought a great deal. I asked Johnson what they were going to do, and he answered in a low tone, with his head down to avoid at tention : 'Challenge.' "All that night Crittenden. Toombs. and one other man. whose name I can not rememlier, worked on Daris in an ef fort to get him to make an explanation to uenianun, as it was evident there had been some misunderstanding on both sides. When the senate met the next day the men were in their seats. Mr. Benjamin arose and addressed the pre siding officer, withdrawing his remarks in a Deautitul speech ol ten or htteen min utes, which seemed to fall fronihismouth ike running water. It was a fine effort. but Davis did fully as well when it came his turn to explain." "As I remember Mr. Davis, theex sena tor said recently, in talking over reminis cences of his life, "he was a very courte ous man, scrupulously polite to every- uoay oroinaniy, Dut petulant ana cross when his health was bad. as was often the case. His habits were temperate, und he did his work faithfully. Although he didn t speak often, his remarks were always delivered with a force which com manded attention. I heard a great deal of privatecouversationamone the South ern leaders at Mr. Davis' desk, where they sometimes collected to talk. Nearly all they did was decided upon in caucus beforehand." A Millionaire's Estate. Charlotte Chronicle. The contest in Sao Francisco over the great estate of Thomas H. Blythe, the millionaire who died in 1883, is ot inter est to many people in Mecklenburg and some adjoining counties. in 1847, Thomas Bythe lett Mecklen burg county and went west. He had two sisters who remained in Mecklen burg county, and married in the county. They have numerous descendants and relatives in Mecklenburg and Union counties, and adjoining counties in South Carolina. They have believed that their kinsman Thomas Blythe and the mil lionaire Thomas Blythe are one and the same person. It they are correct they have claims on a tour million dollar tor- tune ; if not, not. After Powderly. Scranton, Pa.. December 19. Consta ble Washabaugh, of Greensburg, wbo Jresterday telegraphed to the chief of po ice of this city stating that he had a warrant for Master Workman Powder ly 's arrest and asking that he lie de tained until the constable's arrival, was supposed to have reached here at 9.25 o'clock this morning, but at 1 o'clock had not made bis appearance. Mr. Pow derly has been walking about the princi pal streets all morning expecting the officer. Tne weather To-Day. Washington, December 19. Indica tions for North Carolina. Fair; station ary temperature, southerly winds. A FRIGHTFUL WOUND. Mr. CP. Russell Receive a Full Load ofShot In Hist Lear. There was a party formed at Battery Park yesterday morning to go out for a day's shooting. They left at a very early hour under the guidance of Mr.' F. P. Love, a veteran hunter in these parts, and rode down to Wilson's cabin, on the Jones' Gap road. The quail were abun dant, and after having bagged quite a number, they adjourned to eat dinner. Mr. C. P. Russell and his companion finished their dinner first, and went out to enjoy a good smoke. A hammerlessgun which belonged to Mr. Russell, was left leaning up against the cabin, while they got into the buggy and lit their cigars. Without their being aware of it, a little colored boy, who was with them, got hold of the gun and began playing with it. The gun. in some way, was dis charged, and the whole load of shot entered Mr. Russell's right leg below the hip, passing out ubove the knee. As the boy, at the time of shooting, was within five feet of the buggy, the shot tore through the flesh in almost a solid mass. His companion was only hit bv three shot, which simply grazed the skin. Assistance was immediately procured. and Mr. Russell was lifted into thecabin, while the boy and man were sent post haste back to Ashevillc, five miles distant for a doctor and a carriage. The strength of the wounded man was kept up by administering Inrgedosesof brandy until the messengers returned with Dr. Burroughs and a carriage. His wound was then bandaged and he was taken to the hotel. Luckily, no arteries were severed, but the shot tore a hole as large as a dollar clean through his leg. If blood poisoning does not set in, his leg will probably be snved. Col. Steele is doing all he can to make him comfortable, and his relatives, Mr. and Mrs. Houghleting, are seeing that everything is being done to relieve his suffering and ensure his recovery. Mr. Russell is a well known club man in New i'ork, being a member of the Union club in that city. He had come to Ashevillc for his health, as he has been suffering with dyspepsia for some years, and was under the treatment of a London physician for it while in Asheville. The doctors do not think that the wound will result seriously. He is under the care of Drs. Bourroughs und Battle. PERSONAL. MENTION. Mr. Dr. John Davis, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is at the Swannanoa. The Rev. J. K. Connally and his wife left for Richmond yesterday. Mr. W. C. Browne and Mrs. Browne, of Grecneville, Tenn., are in the city. Mr. Clement M. Biddle, a prominent Philadelphian, is stopping at the Battery Park. Mr. D. M. Killian, a well known mer chant of Waynesville, is at the Grand Central. Mr. J. W. L. Arthur, who represents a lumber firm in Bryson City, is at the Grand Central. Among the guests at the Grand Cen tral is Mr. Geo. A. Jones, a prominent lawyer of Franklin. Mr. J. T. A.mstrong, who represents T. F. Collier & Co., of New York, is stop ping at the Grand Central. Mr. E. Newbrik, who is the proprietor of a wholesale clothing house in New York, has registered at the Swannanoa. Among the arrivals at the Grand Cen tral is Mr. A. R. Brown, who represents W. W. Woodruff & Co., wholesale hard ware dealers of Knoxville. Mr. W. W. Davis, a prominent lumber dealer of Maryland, is at the Swanna noa. He is here on business and is look ing around for promising investments. Mrs. M. B. Graves, of Washington, D. C, sister of Capt. E. Betts, and Mus ter Graves, were in the city yesterday in attendance upon the Betts-Wagner wed ding. Mrs. J. S. Grant returned last night from a visit to her mother in Tullahoma, Tenn. Mr. Grant has engaged rooms for the winter at Mrs. Geo. Henderson's on Grove street. We had the pleasure last night of a brief visit from a most valued friend, Mr. James J. Osborne, of Henderson county. He was accompanied by his eldest son. Mr. Osborne returns borne this morn ing. Mr. Lenox Smith, of New York, left the Swannanoa yesterday. He was de lighted with the climate and intends to return soon with bis family. According to him six men belonging to a bicycle club in Boston will be here in a few days. They will bud very good coasting here. Mr. Charlie Wagner, son of Capt. J. A. Wagner, now a resident of Newton, Iowa, is here on a visit, greatly to the delight of his parents, and gratification of his friends. Mr. Wagner says, that the same phenomenally fine weathernow enjoyed here prevailed in Iowa when be left there a few days since. A Flourishing; Town. Maxton Union. Within about three years time. Max- ton has built within its limits, fifteen dwelling houses, one large brick hotel four brick stores and large town hall, and one framed store. Improved and enlarged nine other buildings. Finished a ball built church and built eight smaller dwellings occupied by colored people. Built a new railroad connecting the town with the Atlantic Coast Line Railway system. Doubled its number of inhabi tants. Doubled its volume of mercantile business. Organized a successful Build ing and Loan Association, and our post office will soon become a Presidential office. WEST ASHEVILLE. WHAT THE IMPROVEMENT COMPANY WILL, DO. Electric Railway Iron Brldsre Broad Avenues Extensive Park Maicnlflcent Hotel Mountain Water-Gorgeous Views. Now that Asheville has become a bust ness centre, as well as a resort, its sub urbs are being built up with fine resi dences. But n demand for building sites has been created which can only be filled by some place remote from the city, surrounded by picturesque scenery, and yet easy of access, and affording a sjieedy communication with Asheville proper. Such a place has been found in the lands of the West Asheville Improvement Company, which was incorporated in 1889 with a capital of $500,iC J, and whose president is Mr. E. G. Carrier. Leaving the square on the electric car, the new depot is reached in a few min utes. From this point a new electric road will be built by the West Asheville Improvement Company up the French Broad, running parallel with the W. N. C. R. R., and crossing the track below the junction of the Swannanoa and the French Broad, near the saw mill of the Buncombe County Lumber Com pany. At this point an iron bridge is in process of construction. Two large stone piers have already lieen erected. Supported by these, a single span, 250 feet in length, will join the banks of the stream. On this side the approach will be fillled in with dirt, while on the other two spans of 46' feet each will connect it with the French Broad avenue, which is now being opened. The bridge is be- ng constructed by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company, of Canton, Ohio, Their representative, Mr. Thos. Shorbe, is now overseeing the work und expects to begin putting up the iron supporters, etc., in a week. The engineer is Mr. H. M. Ramseur, and the stone work was given by contract to Mr. H. M. Smith. The bridge, besides having a track on it for the electric railway, will have a walk, five feet wide, for foot passengers, and a wagon track, fifteen feet wide. It will be a toll bridge, and is under contract to be finished by the first of October, 1890. The electric road will cross this bridge. and, turning to the left, curve along by the side of the French Broad over a cor ner of Tahkeeostee farm, until it strikes the lands of the West Asheville Improve ment Company a short distance above the liend. This property consists of 506 acres of land, and is all that stretch of territory which runs along the west ern boundary of Tahkeeostee farm to the Sulphur Springs road, and extendsup this road to the small frame church and then sweeps due south until it ends on the banks of the French Broad. It has n water frontage of three or four miles. The French Broad avenue, which is 100 feet wide, skirts the banks of the river at the base of the gentle slope, which sweeps back until it reaches a command ing height 200 feet above the surface of the stream, and then sinks gradually, forming a small depression or ravine, and then, ascending once more, spreads out into a broad plateau, which, with its well timbered and level expunse, stretches back to the Sulphur Springs rond. Running parallel to the French Broad, various avenues, 100 feet in width, are being opened, intersected by cross streets, which are 60 feet in width. On the southern side of this slope three rows of lots, 100x200 feet, have been laid out, nnd on the crest are two more rows, which adjoin a tract of 20 acres, which is to lie made into a park. From any point on the proerty you can see the French Broad winding up and down the valley, twisting in and out in broad curves, until it is hidden by the lofty mountains in the distance. Far up the mountain top, on the opposite shore. Vanderbilt's mansion will be secn'over- looking the entire valley, while Col. Con nally's residence stands on the summit of a prominence farther down the stream, boldly outlined against the sky. And off in the distance lies Asheville clearly visi ble, as it sweeps down from the base of old Beaumont, encircled by its protect ing chain of mountain peaks. The water will be brought through a five mile line of eight inch pipes from Spring mountain, which has been pur chased by the company, and lies south west of West Asheville. On this moun tain are four large springs and two smaller ones, which can furnish enough water to adequately supply a population of 100,000 people. The electric road, skirting the base of the slope, owned by the company, will continue in a direct line over a branch until it reaches Hom- ny creek. It will then follow along the course of this stream over Strawberry Hill, leaving it where it makes a strong nward bend, and from there run direct to the Sulphur Springs hotel. A branch road will be constructed. which will run diagonally from a point half a mile above the toll bridge to the small church on the Sulphur Springs, and another branch road will start a short distance above the church and run south past the Bungalow, and strike the main railway at the middle point of the tongue of land caused by the junction of Hominy creek with the French Broad river. The total length of the electric railway will be six miles, which will be constructed at a cost of $35,000. The work of grading the streets and con structing the railway will not be begun until February, when the president of the company, Mr. E. G. Carrier, who is now in Florida, will be here to give it his own personal supervision. Buildings are already being put up on the company's land. Dr. Merriwetber is erecting several fine residences, and Mrs, Dcnison is having a home built there, The First Presbyterian church has pur chased a lot and will probably build in the spring. It will be only fifteen minutes, rid from the depot to the Sulphur Springs hotel, which, with its 800 acres of sur rounding timber land, is owned by the company. The hotel has been leased for ten years by Dr. Karl von Ku k, who is at present at the head of Winyah Sani tarium. The 65 acres adjoining the ho tel are included in this lease. Forty of these will be laid out in a fine park, with well graded walks and drives, and pleas antly located summer bouses. Dr. von Ruck gives as his chief reason for leaving his present building that he wishes to go where the air is not full of dust, caused by not watering the streets, and that he also desires a level stretch of shaded grounds, where his patients can take their exercise without being doomed to be everlastingly either plodding up or down hill. The hotel will lie enlarged by having an L added, which will give a capac ity of 125 rooms. New plumbing will be put in and all sanitary conveniences will be introduced. There will be passenger and freight elevators billiard rooms, parlors and reading rooms and fire escapes on each floor. Wide verandas will enclose the first and second stories, giving 1.5110 lineal feet of piazza. The whole house will 1 furnished in the best style. The floors will lie painted and coy ered with rugs, and the walls and ceilings will be painted. By this means the rooms can be kept thoroughly disinfected, by taking up the rugs and washing the floors and walls with disinfecting solu tions. Everything will be done to remove the slightest danger of transmitting dis" ease by germs. 1 he water will be brought from two springs, which are two miles and a half in the rear of the hotel, and at an eleva tion of 300 feet above it. By means of" a hydraulic ram the water from the sul phur springs near by will be carried into the hotel, where it can be used tor drinking purposes or for baths. Also 140 acres in the rear of the hotel are to be converted into n woodland park. The work will not be begun until spring but the company is bound by a heavy forfeit to have it completed by the first of October, 1890. The total cost of the contemplated improvements in the hotel will be about $30,000. A descriptive brochure of the properties of the West Asheville Improvement Com pany was issued recently from the presses of The Citizen Publishing Company. In typographical taste and perfeetness of execution it stands as a Southern work without a peer, and ranks side by side with the work of any part of the United States. It is beautifully illustrated by photo-engravings from sketches taken from the Sulphur Springs hotel and other points in the vicinity. The plates were executed in Chicago; but the printing, a delicate artistic operation, one requiring skill, taste and judgment, was done in The Citizen office by Mr. Alvin Gherkin, a native of Asheville, and trained to his work here. That the printing, so ad mirably done, was the first work of the kind done by Mr. Gherkin proves the fine artistic instincts of thnt gentleman, who at once reached the summit of excel lence in a very difficult branch of his bus iness. HKAU HFI I. ORDINANCE. The Amended City Law on Drunk enness Commended. Editor Citizen : "A y person or per sons found drunk or disorderly, cither or both, within the city of Asheville, shall on conviction be fined twenty-five dol lars." I quote this amendment to existing or dinances, first, that everybody may be sure to read it ; second, that I mav com mend the honorable board for its adop tion. It will do more good than n hundred eloquent speeches on "moral suasion," high license or state or national prohibi tion. And if our legislature would enact a law to punish iiersotis for appearing in public company in a state ol intoxica tion, it would lie more effectual than any thing that could he done. Cultivated and high toned gentlemen sometimes in dulge too freely, and as they have high teehngs ot sen respect, the execution oi this law will literally kill out the habit. Just imagine a gentleman who did not happen to have $25 in his pocket work ing on the streets at seventv-five cents a day for his intemperance! And one course of labor, would cure him of the habit. The law will do more for Ashe ville and Buncome county than anything that has happened in twenty years. J. W. V. An Exciting; Shut Down. SAfGERTiES, N. Y., Decemlier 19. Tuesday afternoon the pajicr mills of J. a. Sheffield ifc Son, the bindery ot the Saugerties Blank Book Company, nnd envelope factory of J. Q. Preble & Co., constituting the most important manu facturing interests of this village were closed. It is said that the shut down is for an indefinite time. These concerns are owned and orated by the same individuals, and the pay rolls contain the names of nearly one thousand persons receiving from $20,000 to $25,000 monthly. The shut down caused the greatest excitement as it was wholly unex pected, and someofthe departments ofthe factories were unusually busy. The per manent closing of the mills would cause great distress. Thereis scarcely a family in the village that it is not either directly or indirectly interested in their main tenance. Officers Elected. Asheville Lodge No. 410, A. F. and A. M., elected last evening the following officers lor the ensuing year: J. A. Porter, W. M. ; W. T. Penniman, S. W.; W. F. Randolph, I. W.; E. I. Holmes, S. D.; J. C. Martin, J. D.; R. R. Porter, treasurer; J. A. Conant, secre tary. DO TOl' WANT A TRIP? Opportunities for Travel Oflered the Patrons of "The Citizen, uo west young man, go West, were the words of Mr. Greeley, and most ap propriate advice to the inhabitants of bleak, sterile and over-crowded New En gland. Our counsel to young men and women ol the sunny South is, "go West by all means, but go prepared to return to your beloved home, which will not suffer by comparison with other places." Nothing is or can be more beneficial than travel ; it opens the mind to receive new ideas; it takes us out of the narrow grooves into which we are all prone to fall ; it acquaints us with the advantages and disadvantages of other towns and States; it enables us to enjoy thoroughly their beauties, and yet, and best of all, it will cause us North Carolinians to re turn home with hearts full of gratitude to the kind providence who caused our lot to be cast as one of her citizens. AH of these advantages, and many others which we mav mention hereafter, we htqic next year to be able to place within the easy grasp of every patron ot The Citizen who cares to avail them selves of it. So far as wc are concerned, in order to secure our co-operation and assistance, it is only needful that a per son must be a subscrilicr and reader ol The Citizen. In every one of our pat rons we feel a iiersonal interest, which we propose to prove as follows: We hope from time to time during the spring and summer of 1890 to arrange excursion parties of convenient size and congenial organization to visit the great Western portion of the United States, a king in enroute St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, with its environs of Idaho Springs, Colorado Springs, Pike's Peak, the grand canyon of Arkansas, etc., etc., Great Salt Lake and City, San Francisco, Los Angelos, Yosemite Valley, Portland, Puget Sound, Victoria, Mount Hood, Mount Rainier, and possibly as far as list.mt Alaska. Returning from Porl and through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, etc., etc. Of course the above is not intended as an itinerary, but merely to indicate the route in general, which mav be varied ac cording to the taste of each party. We would suggest that each party should onsist of twenty or twenty-five persons, idies and gentleman who may not be ntimate friends before starting, but will surely be so on their return. For a party of this size we will be able to secure most admirable terms, far ower than we ever imagined could be ob- niued, and each member of the party shall have the benefit of such reduction as may be had for the whole. Each party will lie accompanied by a representative of this paper, whose duty it will be to keep the friends at home posted as to the movements ofthe tourists. The paper will also publish communi cations from any member ot the party. and on its return, the whole correspond ence will be collected in a neat pamphlet and each member provided with one copy free, and as many additional, as may be desired, at actual cost of mate rial and work. We repeat that every one will be sur prised at the exceedingly low rates that can be offered, which we will probably be able to publish in a very short time. our present object being merely to draw ttention to this grand opportunity, and ieg our readers to turn the matter over in their minds, and if they wish to have further advice to correspond with The Citizen Puiilishing Company. Boston Quintette Club. Mr. S. M. Vredenburg, representing the famous Boston Quintette Club, was in I ur city yesterday to complete arrange ments for the apjiearing here of the Quintette Club. The artists composing he club this year are Mr. John F. Rhodes, iolin virtuoso; Mr. Paul Mende, violin ist; Mr. Adolph Burose, solo flute and viola; Mr. Ermin Becker, solo, viola and celli; Mr. Louis Blumcnberg, violincello virtuoso, and Miss Anne Carenter, the imous prima d uina sorprano. T lie club come under the personal guarantee oi Mr. C. Falk, who has induced tlicin to stop over. This will be the last appear ance in America of this organization, as they shortly after sail for Australia, en tour ofthe world. Scottish Patriotic Society. We have been armed and equipped with all the credentials to admit us to the fourth annual entertainment, or Hog manay, of the above association, to take lace on the 28th instant. Among the quipments are the engagement book and pencil which necessitates the execution by us perhaps of the Highland Fling, Strathsey, jig. red, or to whatever dis plays of grace or agility to which weshall be assigned. But before tripping the light fantastic, the program promises us some ne addresses, some hue vocal and in strumental music, most of it Scotch, a super, and then we may feel enlivened for the dance. Altogether the entertain ment promises to be characteristically animated and enjoyable. A Perjurer Punished. Atlanta, Ga., December 19. Glen Mc- Cord, a witness in the trial of Geo. Ed dleman tor the murder of Tom. Gresham, was to-day sentenced to eight years in '.he penitentiary for perjury. McCord's testimony, with that of another witness who has since disappeared, acquitted Eddleman. Discharge of Policemen. Chicago, December 19. There were five more discharges issued from the office of superintendent of police Hub bard to-day. The officers removed are detectives Palmer nnd Flynn, patrolmen Michael A hern and Daniel Cunningham and station keeper Kelly. The charges in eacn case are conduct unbecoming an officer and neglect of duty : but the men are all removed for their actions during toe ironin case. MARRIAGE BELLS. CHRISTMAS OFFERINGS I'PON THE ALTAR OF HYMEN. The Happy Hearts Joined To gether for the March of Life In Asheville Yesterday We Wish Them a Happy Christmas. uetts-wagneh. Capt. E. R. Betts, of Danville, and Miss Fannie, daughter of Capt. J. A. Wagner, were married yesterday at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. W. A. Nelson, D. D. The wedding was a quietly beautiful home affair, without ostenta tious display, but wherein the chief ob ject of the most sacred rite the union of hearts was happily solemnized. Miss Fannie is one of Asheville's young ladies in whom the affection of the home circle are strongly centered, and one whose winsome manners and cultivated graces have endeared her to favored acquain tances and friends. Most agreeably will the circle of society in Danville, the city of her future home, lie graced by her ad vent. The bridal party left the city on the noon train for a tour of the northern cities. linusey-mcintyre. Married, in this city last evening, at the residence of Mr. D. R. MeKinnon, on Penland street, by the Rev. G.C. Rankin, the Rev. J. B. Lindsey and Miss Mary Mclntyre. The groom is a minister of the Methodist church, North, long a citizen of Asheville ; the bride is a bloom ing Scotch lassie, only a short time in America, and for some time after her ar rival residing with Mr. Stikelcather in this place. We arc pleased to know that so soon after her coming here, she found her happiness, which wc hope, may long shine unclouded. OS1IOKNE-KITZ1IILLKR. Dr. nnd Mrs. R. C. Kitzmiller, of Jones boro, Tenn., have honored us with an invitation to the marriage of their daughter Mary L. with our much en deared young friend Will H. Gsborne, which happy event is to be solemnized on Tuesday evening January 2nd 1890, at 7 o'clock. Such auspicious beginning "f a new year rarely fall to human for tune, but in this instance fortune has judiciously and kindly dispensed her tavor, for there is none more worthy of them than Will Osborne, and we make bold to add, the fair object of his choice. TO WNSEND LINDSEY. Married, at the Methodist parsonage last evening by the Rev. G. C. Rankin, Mr. W. A. Townsend nnd Miss Flora K. Lindsey, daughter of Mr. J. G. Lindsey all of Asheville. MAYOR'S COl'RT, Millie and Fannie Give a Charac teristic Entertainment. Millie and Fanny paced up and down lichind the bar in the mayor's court yes terday morning, and honored the spec tators with an exhibition of injured in nocence which would have done credit to a man who had just been assailed una wares in a tender part by a bee that had crept up his pant leg. No one could say their beauty needed color. It was of a dark mahogany tinge, and their white teeth glistened in their ebony setting. and the whites of their eyes gleamed and sparkled so, that the major became lost in admiration, and ushering them in by the wrong door, marshalled them on either side of the mayor, before he per ceived his mistake. A burst of laughter caused him to retreat dragging his dusky beauties after him. Order wns restored and the case began. Millie was the com plainant, and she was not slow in telling her tale of woe. Yo' see I was ovah to home gittin' dinnah." Here Fannie smiled a derisive smile that made Officer Bradley fly in hot haste to catch the offender that was firing that pistol in the square below. "Yes; I was gittin' dinnah; yo' ol' black niggah," rejicated Millie, glaring at her calumniator. "Come! come! I will send you both up for thirty days if you don't keep quiet," interrupted the mayor. With an indignant sniff and a glance of defiance, Millie resumed her story. "An' Jim Henderson, he com in, and and he was a teasin' an' ticklin' o' me, an' I fanned him on de call, and tole him to gwine away fo' a sassy niggah, an den an' den he come closah, an' put his arm aroun' me. Yo' bonah! Dun de law say 1'se gwine to give de res' ? "Don't trifle with the court," remarked the mayor gruffly, who seemed to be get ting quite interested. "I dun tole yo' he had his arm aroun' me ?" "Yes! yes!" impatiently from both the mayor and colonel, who were strain ing every nerve to catch the remaiuder of that tale. "Dar I'sc so coy," and Millie honored Officer McDowell with a captivating glance which made him reach apprehen sively for the door-knob. "Well! he dun took my little head, and he press it on his shouldah so," and she reached out towards the mayor as if she wanted to illustrate on him, while be gave an involuntary start which almost landed him on the floor. Regardless of this lack of appreciation for her offered caress, Millie continued: "He dun lay bis head down near me, an' den', and den" "Well, and then what?" queried tbe colonel with anxions voice. "An' den, befo' be dun nothin' mo' dat ol' niggah come in an' say she's agwine to tell his wife, an" "Fine Fanny $5 and costs," thundered the mayor, indignant that Fanny should have interrupted such a romantic scene, and the whole court adjourned in dis gust at being cheated out of the proper ending to such a story.