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The Cttuxn la the meat eitenslTely circu. latcd and widely read newspaper In Western rtorxn Carolina. of rral M la the Interest of public integrit y, honeat gorernment, and prosperous industry, and It knows no personal allegiaacein treating pub lic Issues. The Citiibn publishes the dispatches of the Associated Press, which now covers the whole world in its scone. It has other facili- tics of adTanced journalhiin for gathering news from all. quarters, with ererything care fully edited to occupy the smallest space. Specimen copies or any edition will be sent free tomnv erne sendmr their address. Terms Dailv. S6 for one Tear: S3 for six months ; 50 cents for one month ; IS centsfor one week, earners will deliver the paper in every part of the city to subscribers, and par ties wanting it will please call at the Citizen vflce. - Adyertthko w itbs Reason sble, and madr known on application at this office. All transient advertisements must be paid in ad vance. Reading notices ten cents per line. Obitu ary, marriage and society notices fifty cents each (not exceeding ten lutes) or fifty cents per inch. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1889. THE WORK AHEAD. Congress has entered upon the long ses sion with a vast deal of work, good, bad and indifferent to be done or attempted The outlook for harmony and the accom plishment of the general good is not a happy one if viewed from the party standpoint. The republican party has every branch of the government in its possession. It returns to that possession as if it had recovered rights of. which it had been wrongfully divested by the in- terpolatinn of a democratic administra tion in the midst of its long career of tin interrupted enjoyment of power, checked in the exercise of that power, dispos sessed for that period of some of its of fices, trusts and honors ; it regains its old places with ravenous greediness to com pensate itself for its deprivations, and to revenge the fancied injuries that followed the changes in the popular breese. It has at its head a President proved by his first message to congress to be a sec tional partisan, a senate led by men wed ded to measures narrowed down to the standard of class legislation, or governed by the sentiment of sectional hostility ; and it has a house, at whose head is the man selected for his bold, unscrupulous and prejudiced partisanship, audacious enough to announce from his seat that he occupies that seat for the benefit ol the republican party. With will and power combined to do what pleases it, without the sense of justice to moderate, without reverence of law or constitution to restrain, with only the ends of party to attain, in the hands of such majority the prospects for the good of the whole country, of the South moreeinphatically are gloomy indeed, as they present them selves to the superficial eye. Hut under the surface things are not so bad as they seem. There is a will for mischief, but the way is not so smooth as it appears. There is a lion in the path. The demo cratic minority is a very powerful minor ity, in numbers, in ability, in knowledge in courage, in determination. It feels its grave responsibility, not so much as a party body, as the barrier that stands between license and law, between sec tional purpose and national interests, be tween contempt of the constitution and faithful regard to it, between the sweep ing tide of centralization and the sacred rights of the sovereign States ; in fact be tween wrong and right. And the Republican party with all its audacious menace, is not so full assured of popular favor as once it was. It has behind it no solid body of the faithful to blindly register the decrees of the party leaders or party bodies. It has to recog nize alarming defection in its most trusted strongholds; it has experienced heavy rebuke if not serious disaster in States where before defection to party were as unexpected as treason to conn try ; it has learned that its followers no loi ger stupidly obey party orders when they find they have ilone so to their own hindrance. And the fact stands confessed that the only staunch reliable body ol the republican party is the negro vote, blind, ignorant and slavishly subservient to party ; and it is for the sake of secur ing and strengthening this contingent that induces the introduction ol so much mischievous, if not dangerous legislation J into both houses of congress. But more than all, as the unerring sign of party weakness, if not decadence, Mr. Harrison is not popular with his party. He has none of the personal magnetism, or independent of that, none of the brain, resolution, positiveness indispensable to a party leader. What he has of resolu tion degenerates into obstinacy ; what he possesses of generosity narrows itself into selfish consideration for kinsmen or close personal associates; and what he has on dignity shrinks into owl like taciturnity He is cold and icy and stands apart more respected for the importance his of fice gives to him than any lustre he im parts to the office. In the bestowal ol office he hot been injudicions and impol itic. Where he has made one friend he has made a hundred enemies. He has displayed what might be regarded as contemptuous ingratitude. We know he has lost friends in Western North Caro lina. The ablest men of the republican party in this section worked for his elec tion with an enthusiasm and an ability wortny oi a oetter cause, iney are neglected, forgotten, or if remembered at all, in snch a way as to add insnlt to in jury. We can look, therefore, on the future of parties with more of hopefulness than appears on the surface. The democratic policy is one that commends itself to the common sense of the country, by its re gard to the constitution, by its sense of sectional justice, by its earnest purpose to promote sectional harmony, by its measures for the relief of the people from the burdens of oppressive and partial taxation, to all of which the republican party standi on record as diametrically opposed. had been done by the organization far ther than to take the initiatory steps. Consequently the family of Mr. Davis is left under the pressure of a burden from which it can only be relieved by the prompt, general and generous action of the South. The sincerety of the affection and admiration for him now dead had ample and striking illustration very recently. The sincerety of that feeling will find its best illustration in co-operation in the plan which we present as that of the committee. Local organizations for stock subscription are solicited in connection with which we call attention to an article in another place in this issue. The plan submitted was prepared before the death of Mr. Davis, but is not changed by that event, except that his familv, not he, will be the beneficiaries. And it might farther be modified by relieving it of its stock character, which savors too muchof an investment; and making the sums taken as stocks a spontaneous free will offering to the family of him first proposed to be served: He owns about five thousand seven hundred acres of land in the richest re gion of Arkansas, on White river, with a clear title and all taxes paid to date. Our company is organized to buy this land as an investment, anil on a business basis for development and profit, and to this, we may add the satisfaction of thus enabling him to pay his debt, thereby re lieving him in his advanced years and bodily infirmities, ot the mental narrass mcnt and physical exertion of finding purchasers and negotiating sales. Our company is duly incorporated, the shares are ten dollars each, and we want as many stockholders from the late Confed erate States as may be. Our treasurer is S. S. Carter, president of the First Na tional hank of Jackson, Miss. All remit tances to him will be responded to by stock. S. S. Calhoon, Yice-Prest. and Chm'n Committee. . Robt. Lowry, J. F. Williams, J. C. Kvlk, I). P. PoKTKR. Committee. The News-Observer takes a just view when it opposes the proposition of Wes tern members to establish a great system of irrigation by which the at present un available desert lands shall be made pro ductive and come into market. The News-Observer opposes it on the grounds of a vast expenditure to be derived from a general levy of taxation upon all the rest of the country, and for local benefit not imperatively needed. Nature has definitely drawn the line between what is valuable and what is useless. In this vast continent with its relatively thin population and its enormous area, there is ample room and verge enough to find them pleasant homesteads for a century to come in lands already rendv for them without entering into a costly conflict with nature to wrest from her that upon which she had set the stamp of sterility. Holland with its overcrowded territory was forced to the conflict, and by erecting barriers against the ocean and by the Irniuage of the polders, gained more room tor her jK-ople. 1 his irrigation scheme is another outgrowth of an excess of money, an enormous, unwise and cor rupting heaping up of money in the na tional treasury; and also another ev idence of that growing humiliating ten dency of the American people to look to the government for help in everything, and recognize its paternal responsibility u everything they undertake. Let those Western people, if thev have not room enough where they are, turn back to the East. The lands there are not worn out; they can tic improved up to the highest standard of fertility. Like the tailings of the old California gold mines, abandoned because wasteful pro- process did not turn out the gold that avarice demanded, they can be worked over again with as much profit as can he urawu from new washings. HOLIDAY GOODS! The greatest wile of the season in Dry Goods, Hats, Shoes and Clothing. Our Dress Goods and Trim tilings are plentiful and must go. No limit in that depart ment. We have marked ev erything away down, and if this will not force them out we will mark them down until they will go. A thing no one else wants we do not want. We bought at a great bar gain from the manufacturers 500 Zinc Trunks, all sizes, in eluding: some with roller trays. Now we w ill sell them as we bought them, for it will pay you to go through our house as often as you can and pick up such bargains as you can see. We have several styles of Men's Business Suits, which, during the Holidays, we will sell at a reduction of M per cent. So now is your chance to get a suit of Clothes cheap. TltE RACKET COLUltN. Our goods must go. Cost or profit has no effect, as we are determined to sell at some price, ho give us a call. Yours respectfully, Bostic Bros. & Wright No. 1 1 North Square. COME THE DA VIM LAND COMPANY. A circular in forms as of the purpose of the company organized daring the lost days of Jefferson Davis to relieve him from the pressure of a debt which rested upon bim. The circular states that Mr. Davis owed more than $40,000, upon which he was paying interest on that Sinn, and that bis income beyond the re quirements of interest did not exceed $200. When Mr. Davis died, nothing Washington City may vet be the greatest city of the continent ; possibly the greatest in the world. Its location is one of the finest, its plan certainly the most beautiful, but one so peculiar that time will be required to fill up its angular outlines in harmonious beauty. The last twenty-five years, by the tilling in of va cant spaces, by the adornment of trees and shrubbery, by the supply of admira ble streets, by the erection of magnificent bnildings, and by the adornment of mon uments have gonefar to satisfy American pride with the magnificence of the cap ital city. Not very many years ago, be fore railroads had shortened distances and before telegraphs had annihilated time, there was a restless uncertain feel ing as to the permanency of the seat of government. St. Louis and other west ern cities claiming to be nearer the centre of population made claims that at the time were somewhat formidable. For the reasons given these causes have ceased to act, and Washington City practically as near San Francisco as it is to Boston, and it is now too firmly an chored with the number and costliness of its public buildings to encourage any other proposition for removal. Because it is such a splendid capital of such mightv people, it should be the location of the great exposition of 1892. It is at least free from that rivalry of selfish local interests which exist between New Yot k and Chicago, and humiliates one of the most sublime of ideas into a contest ot conflicting commercial and industrial in teres ts. Macy's and Kicksecker's perfumes can always be found at Jacob's drug store. All natures' delicate odors are stolen from hedge, tree and flower bed, bottled up and corked, waiting the time when their fragrance shall be released to de fight some one, whom you have remem bered at Christmas Wood Violet and Trailing Arbutus, which would convert a handkerchief into a delicious memory of shaded nooks and cool mountain side, Oxford, N.C., July 13, 1888 Mrs Joe Person Madam: As I have been very much benefited by the use of vour Rem edy, I think it mi duty to testify to the same. I have for some time past been troubled with Rheumatism, and also an eruption of the skm on the chest and shoulders which was very annoying. I used your Remedy, and have been en tirely cared of the skin disease, and very much relieved of the Rheumatism. Ceo. B. Rsavts, THE VERDICT (if the people is that ESTABROOK Is oner more ahead, nnd that his line of BOOKS, PICTURES, FANCY GOODS, TOYS AND NOVELTIES Cannot be beaten, and that we find that the best place for If "lid Ay Goods of all descrip tion! is at H T. ESTABKOOK'S, 2 2 South Main street. So suy wt all ! THB I'KOIM.H Of" ASHI-VILLK. IS oiI4I 'H13Mf 9NIQY71 'fliju ti Miiuav uinuo sqiPS pun ajns ia ort 06' l ' 06' I ' S6 ' B9Atuf cunipap; -so zi svod .. suootlsmj, Jin p,tlx,sojj ly j.)Xoa WAi PIJ p).iqI3 q aavaxAvariOH 3H1 UOJ 93H3JJO 3UV SN0I13VH11V 1VI33dS 'soNouivia aw SQ009 U3AHS 9NI1U31S qnv 0109 onos juois Amur XT 11V3 ox aaxiAxi 3MV TO THE "BIG RACKET STORE" AND SEE OCR LINE O CHRISTMAS GOODS PrwentH for EVERYBODY from THE CRADLE to OLD AGE, useful, beautiful, and cheap. THE "BIG RACKET STORE" Will be cloned Dec. 25th, 26th & 27th. The 25th for ChriHtmaw, the other dayH for our annual Stock-takiiiR-. Wo have a large line of Underwear for Ladies Which we desire to reduce betore htoik-tnkini?. It ih already priced lower than the r same troods can he Had else where, but in order to close it out we will reduce it 20 PER CENT. This Avill enable you to buy Winter Flannels as low as you can buy them at retail in the United States. ASK TO SEETIIEM. e nave had a very pros perous year in our business, larger than any previous one, and as this may be our last opportunity to do so in 1889 we desire to return our thanks, and to promise for the coming year still greater efforts to please our patrons, and to maintain the reputa tion we established over two years ago, that of managing the Cheapest Store in Ashe ville, "TIIEMGXET." Very respectfully, GEO.' T. JONES. 'OTELS. STRAUSS' RESTAUR ANT AND- Oyster W Parlor. EUROPEAN PLAN. Meals at all Hours. Electric Cars Pass the Door. I take pleasure in announcing thc Oyster Season of 1 BB9-'90 has opened, and my long experience in the business justifies me in assuring the public that I can please and sat isfy all customers. I will serve oysters In the best style, and denling only with reliable houses, can offer the finest bivalves on the market. Try our Philadelphia Fry, Or Pan Roast. Boston Bay Stewsaspedaltv. rtreat care wil! be taken with all orders. sel only the finest and freshest oysters that can be had. I receive shipments direct from packers every afternoon. Charts reason able. My restaurant Is also supplied with BIRDS, GAME, FRESH FISH, ETC., At all timet. Special attention given to lady customers. Polite and attentive waiters, Board by day, week or month with or with out rooms. If you want the best the market affords call on K. STRAUSS, Prop'r., South Main Street. PRIVATE BOARD. NEW HOl'KUl NEWLY FURNISHED I ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS. MRS. N. B. ATKINSON, No. 211 Haywood Street. juo22 dlr KIVATB BOARD. A larure house, 318 Patton avenue. Warm. comfortable rooms. On street car line. Terms reasonable. octHd6m MRS. J. L. SMATHERS. MRS. S. STEVENSON Has removed to the Johnston Bulldine. Pat ton avenue, corner of inurcn street, wnere she is prepared to keep regular or transient boarders. Table furnished with the best the market affords. Tcrmsreasonahle. mar31m6 J. W. SC1IARTLE, MERCHANT TAILOR 4 N. Main St. JAMES FRANK, DBALKR IN FAMILYCROCERIES AND PROVISIONS Agent for Keems Creek Woolen Mills. North Main Asheville, N. C. fehlOdly WM, R. PENAN, PROPRIETOR OP THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS, Asheville, N. C. J. n. LAW, S7j5i&6i. Main St.,' Aslieville. HOLIDAY ! 1889 1 SEASON. SEE WHAT WE OFFER IN LOW PRICED GOODS. NOV ELTIES, TOYS, ETC. The stock, of fine Tottery, Glass, Lamps, Silver aiid Jew elry is already well known. The basement, or Toy and Bargain Department, is full of new goods, at 5c, 10c, 15c. 20c. and 25c. One has no idea of what 5c, 10c. or 15c will buy till they see these goods. A FINE STOCK CH I LDREN'S BOOKS, at about one-half usual price: A $1 book sells for 65c, a 25c. book for 13c. Nicely bound Story Books of about 500 pages at 35c. each. Scrap Albums at 10c. to. 35c, worth double. Portfolios, furnished, 15c. to 75c. DOLLS ! DOLLS ! DOLLS ! The pettiest, cheapest and best lot of Dolls ever seen in Asheville, from 5c to 0 each. CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS AND CARDS. A sulendid display, all carefully selected. We are prepared to supply Sunday Schools at lowest prices. Also beautifully pressed Flowers for sending abroad. MARCUS WARD S STATIONERY AND CALENDARS. larire line and verv low urices. W mnkp n. Mrwinl nrim on tlie finest Linen t'aper and Envelopes, 25c per box. Calendars 15c to 35c. each. MOTTO (and not Motto) CHI'S, SAUCERS and PLATES. Hundreds of styles from 10c to 50c Vases in great vari ety at all prices. We claim the finest line of Vases in the htate and the lowest prices. JAPANESE GOODS new and pretty. AND NOVELTIES. Everything REAL JAP SILK and Crepe Handkerchiefs and Shawls. Fine Hanging and Stand Lamps, Sterling Silver Goods, and Jewelry. See real Silver Bangles at 35c. and (5c each. Silver Plated Ware, best grade, Royal Worcester and Doulton Pottery, Hungarian and Dresden China, Clocks, Bronzes and Engra vings. See choice line, my own importation, of the celebra ted Bell Stamp Limoges China. I am all ready for Xmas trade now. Do not put off buying till last moment, but can at once or write lor prices of what you want. J. II. LAW. 57, 59 & (51 S. Main St., Asheville, N. C. P. O. BOX P. mar!3dly GEO. KIMBER, GENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Monaic TUe and Cement work atipcciulty. Orates, Range and Bollen net. Bull din srn moved and repaired in first cIrhh manner. Sewerage, Druinuge and traps for the same thoroughly understood and promptly at tended to. Office: Wolfe Building, Court House Square, Asheville, N. C. may30dly LUMBER YARD. GEO. FSCOTT, monn i'uuiic square. WINDOWS, - BLINDS. - DOORS, All kinds of Building Glass, Putty, I.lrac, Plastering Hair, Shinnies, Laths, Fencing Posts, Material. A Full Line of Mantels and Mouldings. psirordcrs will receive prdnipt attention. fcblOdlr THE LAKCiKST AND BliST E0VIPPKD IN THE SOl'TH CHEMICAL AND ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES OF II. C. Woltc reek & Co. CUNSI'LTlNi; CHKMIST AND MINING KNOINKftRS. Analyses of Metals, Ores, Coal or Coke, Min era! Waters, Fertilizers, etc. PRICK LIST ON APPLICATION. Mining property investigated, developed, bought and sold. Correspondent solicited. Sum pies can be sent by mail or express. If sent by express, charges must be prepaid Agents wanted in every place, Chattanooga, Tenn. DR. H. C. WOLTCRECK, novft d&wly Manager. TLANTIC COAST LINB On and after this date the following sched ules will be run over its "Columbia Division." No. S3 Leaves Columbia S.20 p. m. Arrives at Charleston 9.30 p.m. No. 62 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a.m. Arrives at Columbia 11.56 a. m. Connecting with trains to and from all points on the Charlotte. Columbia 8c Au gusta and Columbia & Greenville Railroads. "uauy. T. M. EMERSON, Gen. Pass. Agt. J. F. DBVINB. Gen. upt. K5 ww me womo maifisatTttntoae BRMrfES GOLDEN SPECIFIC Hk. ib tlTMliiMttrMffNtrtisrUtrtl. sIm . tthont the knowladrs of tas utlmt, if aaossssiT- testatriutslrbtnnlMiaa . dl ttt s iniwaiwi,,,1.u pwujr our.waiioir US Pa 11 en . a cxlr. drlnkttr orsn sUoohollo wruok. IT NKTTII FAILS. It opcrstM so qnlatlr ana with sueh mn wnty Uurt us patient ondsreoss no tneonvenlSDos, snd mrm b is iwin. kts oomplets rcfonasUoo if hvk m nwusuiui ma, F. L JACOBS, DRUGGIST, ASHEVILLE, N. C FOR LIEN ONLY! R TOW I IIC GsiKral sad HERVOUS BESOITTl riTTT? "P! WMksM. .r o4yu4 Bid4: IMmU J U MtXl sf Errors otEsomm. is Old cirYotuic. mr, Htw I akif u4 RUXBas PASTS of MIDT. it mmiims ana tuitiut-Inmu h s 4a, liV frai 41 BUM. TVrrttoriM, aa4 Ptrr.r CoaatrUa. mm Its cored st bom with outpsUav Book of ps Uoulsn sent FEEL frhlOdnwlT OOo tt WfcuasU 6t tu tit sat "RACKET" COLVMN. BUGGIES, CARRIAGES. BLACKSMITH IN G. To the cltlsrn of Asheville and vicinity I would announce that at my shops on College street, nest to Woodbury's stables, I am bet ter prepared than ever to do, work In trty line. Wagon', Buftfries and Carriage m an a fact are). Repairing and horse-saoHsg are sfte eialtlea, and perfect satisfaction guaranteed. My workmen are experienced and sklllraJ and my oharfiea arc moderate. nov33 d B. BURNETTS. FITZPATRICK BROS. & ROBERTSON. Dealers in Wall Paper, Window Shades and Patent Hangers, Paints, Oils and Varnishes, Masnry'l Mixed Paints and French and Americas We keep in stock St. Louis and Kentucky Lead. Colors. Window Glass, botk ff badly CAUTION. $3 SHOE W. L. DOUGLAS' name and the price arc stamped on the bottom of all Shoes adver tised by him before leaving his factory; this protects the wearers against high prices and inferio goods. If your dealer does not keep the style or kind you want, or offers you shoes without W. L. DOUGLAS' name and price stamped on them, and says they are Just as good, do not be deceived thereby, but send di rect o the Factory, for you can get what you want by return mall, postage paid. Dealers make more profit on unknown shoe that are not warranted by anybody; therefore do not be induced to buy shoes that have no reputation. Buy only those that have W. L. DOUG LAS' name and the price stain ied on the bottom, and you are sure to get full value foryour money. Thousands of dollars are saved annually by the wearers of W. L. DOUGLAS' Shoes. In ordering by mail state whether you want Congress, Button or Lace, London cap toe, plain French toe, or narrow cap toe, and be sure to give size and width 'you wear. I can fit any foot that is not deformed, as my shoes arc made in great variety of widths, sixes and half sizes. I guarantee a fit, prompt delivery and perfect satisfaction or money refunded upon return of the shoes in good condition. W. I DOUGLAS. Brockton, Mass. W. L. DOUGLAS FOR GENTLEMEN. I a fine seamless calf shoe, with Dongola tops, and oak leather bottoms. They are made in Congress, Button and Lace on London Cap Toe, Narrow Cap Toe and I Main French Toe Lasts, Hi sizes from 5 to It, Including half sites and all widths. If you have been paying from $3 to $6 for aboes of this quality do not do so longer. One pair will wear as long s two pairs of common sold by deulers that are not warranted by the manufacturer. Our claims for this shoe over all other $3 shoes advertised, are: 1st. It contains better material. 2d. It is more stylish, better fitting and durable. 3d. It gives better era era! satisfaction. 4th. It costs more money to make, nth. It saves more money for the consumer. 6th. It is sold by more dealers throughout the U. S. 7th. It's great success is due to merit. 8th. It cannot be duplicated by any other manu facturer. 9th. ltlithenestinthe world, and has a larger de- mana man any oiner s snoc aavertisea, $5,000 will 1 paid to any person who will prove the above statements to be untrue. The following lines will be found to be of the same quality of excellence : c. AA C1inA OHN1INR IfAND-SBWKD, which takes the place of custom-made iOU Bhoca that COflt from j7 to 49- THB ORIGINAL AND ONLY HAND-SBWBD WBLT $ SHOB. Kquals custom-made shoes costing from $6 to FOR POLICBMBN. Railroad Men and Letter Carriers all wear them. Smooth inside as a hand-sewed shoe. No tacks or wax thread to hurt the feet. 'WW ..m ,r -y $4.00 Shoe $3.50 Shoe FOR LADI.BH. 2.50 Shoe WUNBXCBLLBD FOR HBAVY WKAR. Best Calf Shoe for the GsflfBO WORKWOMAN'S. Is the best in the world for rough wear: one TP-- J sjms-s; pair ought to wear a man a year. A2.00 Shoe "SBBUAL TO HOB8 THAT COST FROM S3 to $3.60. One pair uuuc will wear longer than any shoe ever sold at the price. $2.oo Shoe FOR BOYS ' thc bnt Scho' sho ln thc world. 1M. Stine YOUTHS' SCHOOL, gives the small Bots a chance to wear the best Oa-" shoes in the world. All made in Congress, Button and Lace. V. Douglas' $3 and $a Shoes "'?!. shoc ,re raadt ,n fr"n 1 to 7. including half sises, and B, C, D, B and BB widths. 8TYLB3 OP LA. DIBS' SHOES. "The French Onera," "The Spanish Arch Opera." "The Americas Common-Sense." "The Medium Common-Sense." All made in Button In the Latest Strles. Also, French Opera in Front Lace, on S3 8hoc only. . Consumers should remember that w I nm 'n T i s I. ,k. i.rHa. .. e, . , factum- in the world, supplying shoes direct from factory, thus giving all the middle-men's profits to the wearer. w. L. DOUGLAS. Brock ton. Mass. FOB 8ALB BV HERR1NG & WEAVER.