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:THE DAILY CITIZEN THE DAILY CITIZEN Delivered to Vl.ltor. In any part the City. OOne Month floe. Two Week., or lew 20c. Par Hmt, and Lost Notice, three linn or less. SA Cent fnr each Insertion VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 1890. NUMBER 278. MISCELLANEOUS. SPECIAL BARGAINS DURINO THB MONTH OF MARCH 113-plecc Dinner acts, new deeoratlone, attlO. B6-plece Tea Sets, $3 OS. lO.plece Toilet Sett fS 65 and 75. Brown Bramble Dinner Ware at two-thirds price. For Instance ! an SlS Dinner Bet for 13. FINE TOILET SETS AT COST TO CL08K Ol'T. All Sllrer Plated Hollow Ware at 35 Per Cent Discount. I will duitllcate all bllli of Northern House, for Crockery, Glut, and Cutlerj. J. II. LAW, 57 39 61 H. Main St. A8HBVII.LR. N. C. ALL ARK ASKKH TH RALL AT LAW'S. WiUTSS B. OWHK, W. W. WST. GVYN & WEST, (8uccraor to Walter B.Owyn) ESTABLISHED 1881 REFER TO BANK OF ASHEVILLE. REAL.ESTATE. Loan Securely Placed at d Per Cent. Notary Puhllc. Commissioners ol Deed.. FIRE INSURANCE. OFFICK StoutheaMt Coart Square. ORTLANl BROS., Real Estate Brokers, And 1 Investment Agent. Office: 24 Si 3S Patton Ave. Seronil door, frhsdlv JfOR RBNT FOR OPPICBS. Ponr of those fine rooms on the second Boor of No. SO I'atton avenue. Also one large room on the third door with high cell lag, suitable for clubs. WM. L. McAPKR. Trustee, (rb31 d3w Room 4. McAfee Hlock. PLUMBING, STEAM AND 6AS FITTING, TIN ROOFING, Etc. All Work Guaranteed. C. S. COOPER. Banemmt of No. 2H I'attna Avenue. frbSHdlm OARDBK8 WANTBII A few boarder will be rcrrlvetl In a VlriHnla family, la a pleasanl and healthful location. Adlacrat to pine ffr'tvee. Home comfort. Apply 20 BBAKDKN AVBNL'B. frf tun ta J M PORTA ST LAND 8 A LB. Br virtue of decree of the BuneriorOourt of Buncombe county, made an-1 enterrd In the case of A. V. Hrank and others and Jamea Brank and tutors, the ontlrra.Kned, commit imcr therein aiipofiited. will sell nt ptthlic auct-on on the premises, Mont I ay, Mnrch At, 1 HltO, a Istice boandary of land, containing betweea 6AO and 6K) acrea, lt tinted on the waters of Cane creek, In the county of Bun combe, and known as the Mobrrt Brank place. The sale Is ordered hr the court for the pur m of partition among tenants lu common. The land wl'l be sold In lot, a map of which to oa Ale In the Clerk's office and will be exhibited at the sale. Term of sale, t O per cent, cash ; remainder la three equal Instal'menta. due la one two aad time years, with note aad approved se curity. CHA8. W. MAI.ONB. ma-ffd1twd (,"'niN r, :. ...' vr Dl ICTJMCT 1 ..cicntlflc Optician, sijreialtst of the Refrsctloa of the lye, suclid aiiaava. omusuimd. omo ASTIGMATIC TEST. ThsWT.nakUUUsM aWU all sa. smt muUl7 kluk sa4 durua vita atuW rs wsas Uw stkst ta anni Tha Frofessor will bs ber. s few dsrt. Is yosr sight fsllisg 1 Do jros Iis thi kssdsch. or sytschs t If jrss will call snd ( ms Kim. ha will ctrsfullr sisnins your syti fret sfchargs, snd fit 70s with gUstet If ros need Ibsnt. Twsntj .sr' sxptri sncs lining glssssf. B.sl gold Eye-gl M Spsctscl from $4.00 upwards. RAVSOR& SMITH'S Drug: Store. W. K. T. B. JJOTICR. Notice I, hereby siren that annllratlon will "j w in. wiera 01 ins nupenur nmn of B.ncomlie county at his ofnce In Asheville "0 clock as., oa Monday, the second dny or April, 1 Htm, for n order amendlna the charter of the A.hevlll. Ice company la cer till, particular, tn he set forth In the applica tion, hut which will not change the hutlncs of the corporation. This March 1 tSPO. THK ASMBVILLK ICS COMPANY, Per M. It. Carter, Att'f . MISCELLANEOUS. E8TA1ILI8HED 1874. W. C. CARMICHAEL, fa. rM a ItCLAK W , 20 SOUTH MAIN STREET, ASHEVILLE, N. C. HE DO NOT SELL CHEAP DRUflfl, but WILL BELL YOU Drugs cheap, and if you non t neneve what we nay give uh a trim nnd be con vinced. Our prescription de- pnrtrnent ih excelled by none, It Ih equipped with the best goods that money can buy from K. Merck, rJ. K. Squibb, ranee. Davis & i;o.. Jno. Wyeth & Bro.,nnd from other lending uianufncturingchem- ists in this country and Ku- ope, whose goods for puritv cannot be questioned. Pre- script'ons filled at all hours, day or night, and delivered free of charge to any part of the city. Uur stock of Urugs, Patent Medicines and Drug gists' Sundries is complete, and at prices that defy com- iM'tition. Don't forget the place, No. 20 S. Main street, where you will at all times be served by competent pre scriptionists. 1879. 1889. S. R. KEPLER. DBALBR IN FINE GROCERIES. Purveyor to intelligent nnd appreciative Asheville nnd American families, palates and tastes of people who be lieve in good livingennnotbe humbugged by "Chenn.Iohn" goods. Cheap goods and first quality are not synony mous. I have in stock and to arrive, all seasonable spe cialties, comprising in part r ruits, Oranges, Lemons, ranbernes, Itnisms, t igs, Nuts, etc. M iscellnneous ( hoice O. K. New Orleans Molasses, for tn- leuse, Prime New Orleans Molasses, for cooking. Ex tra fine Assortment of Crack ers. Fine Teas and Coffees a specialty. Mince Ments Gordon Ac IHIworth's. nnd other brands. I'lum Pudding. Calf's Pout Jelly, etc. Pmtsed and Crvstnlisrd Ginger. "Shad Roe in kit. Roe Herrings nnd nil other Roods in drmnnd for the Holidays. 8. K. KEI'LER. We are showing a very handsome and nttrnctie line of FINE BLACK :::::::::::::::::::::::: DRESS MATERIALS, (new arrivals). AH grades, i jesjiecially the finer qualities, 111 11,7,. U1IU ucnil ii.ricr ,,.u.o and fabrics. Also n nice line of .coiorea dtch material in all Qualltlea For early Spring wear. II. REDWOOD & CO. Dry Good. Fancy Goods, Notlnns.Cloth ing. Shoe, Hats, Caps, fie. A full line of Ziegler Hros.' Shoes for Ladies and Chil dren. S5 DOLLARS !-S5 We win si five Dollars to the prison who 5nr.se ncarrst the number of Collars lu rrrd darlna the week rn ilna March Hth, al Tbe Model Steam Laundry, 17 Patton Avenue. All person bs.ln laoadrr done to the amouat of alt cats will be entitled to aarss. The first correct nitcsaer will vrt I'lre lol r. Hhould two or more person, durlna the ssmc hour aves. nllke, and neatest the correct number, the Plv. DoUar. lll be eqaalle d. We have recently as.de aom ehanire I our Laundry. We hare a competent nl prac tical Lsundryman In chsr, and are now prepared to turn nut v, or equni i in. ..rj best, (.lire us a trial aail be convinced. IAND FOR SALR. in mmhiih of the nrovlalon. of a certain written contract csecuted by nnd between the underpinned and John llrowa oa the Tth iiav ,,r tietoticr. lhN'J. and on account of the fnilure of snld Joha Urn v. a aad of his aastanre, I. n. Mams, 10 comply with the con' dition. or aid contract, and finding that after doing great damage and ennm Ittin waste on sain isnn saia Hrow a na. a.signea his intsrest therein to J. P. Sams. I shall ca pos to -al. at public auction for rash at the court hoirne door In the city ol Ah vllle al IS o'clock mermian, on Monnay, tn mat day of March, IKun, the tract of land on which the said John Pron n has heretofore re. sided, lying on the west side of the frcaih 1 Hrnnd river and between said liver and the I Oorman hrlde road and the Turkey crick ' road, adjolnlag the lands of W. W, Smith, ; Newton owrnny ana others, rar more par 1 tlmlar descrliitloa refenac I. anadr to the I' deed re orded In Honh so, jiagra 1 1IS, I'JT and I an la the Krgt.ler's oae of huacnabf '"arll dtds RICHMOND FBARMuN. ANOTHER FARCE BEGUN. Tbe Contented Election Caae of Veatberatone vs. Cate Washington, March 1. HOUSE. After the passage of a few private pen sion ulna mr. luicncn, 01 Aiii'iugnn, cii'lcd up the senate bill providing for an assistunt secretary of wur. Passed yeas, 126: nays, 100. Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, culled up the contested election case of Feiithcrstom v. Cnte, from the first district of Ar kansas. Mr. Crisp reuuested that the case be not called up at the present time. .vionnay, lie saici, was susienton day nnd there was a special order for Tues day and Wednesdnv. Consrtiuentlv ii the election case were now called up itr- niseusston wouiti DC aisconueetca. Air. Houk disregarded this upural and Mr, Crisp raised the question of considera tion. The house decided yeas, 133; nays, 122 to consider the election case. 1 he opening speech in favor of the claim 01 the contestant was made by Mr. Han ger, of Wisconsin. At the conclusion of Mr. Manner speech Mr. Outhwaile, of Ohio, took the floor, but in view of the smnll attend ance of the members moved an adjourn ment, which motion was agreed to yeas, 144; nays, 1U7. TRACK OK THE COLD WAVE. Mo warm Weather May be Ex pected Before Tuesday, Washington, March 1. The siimul of- nee furnishes the following btillvtin to the pre : The temperature reports this moraine show that for the opening dv of spring the tetitprraturcs are the lowest known from New Orleans, La., and Brownsville, Tex., where Irceiinj? tcmiieriiturvs pre- vim, nortnwara to Keokuk and Ucs Moines where s temperature of minus 8 decrees was reported. The temperature over Louisiana, Ar kansas and Kastem Texas rane from 4 degree to 13 deirres lower than ever bclore. The line of lowest temperature ever known fur this period of the year na movra eastward nuout zuu mile and severe frosts have n I ready occurrvd in Gciirifin. It is remarkalde that the first day of surine shows alone theuull' const from Western Honda to Southern Texas colder weather than has been known for the entire winter, nnd similar conditions will doubless obtain for to night and Sunday from the northern hall of Florida to Mnrvland nntl posvihlt- to Pennsylvania. The temperatures of seasonable wannlli cannot lie looked tor in the Atlantic States before Tuesday. A Vf.RV HFKRV BI Rtil.AR. Tbe Queer Mtyle of an Indiana Hoase Breaker. Evansviixk, Intl., Mnrch 1. There is wiltl excitement among the citizens of Buoneville, lnd twenty miles north of here, over a mvRtenou housebreaker, who laui-h at bolts and bar, and enter anywhere he pleases and carries off what ever suits his fancy. In the past week over fifty house have been entered, and money, jewel and good stolen, to the nmoutit of many thousands of dollars. There is no clew to the thief, except that he is a small man, with a musical laugh. At first it was thought thatanorgnniied bund was at work, but the methods pur sued in entering a bouse are t he same, and, besides, the mvsterious visitant has s peculiar cipher mark, which he mark on the wall or floor. The other night a minister was nroused hy noise at his window, and asking who was there, was told that "It is me." He threatened to call a neighbor across the street, and the robber volunteered to help him, which he did in a ringing voter. and then with a merrv, rippling laugh, ran safely sway. Monday night the bank was entered nnd some postage siampsnccured Rewardsof SSOOnrecnn spicuously displayed in store windows, but the onlv success l hey have had hi.s been a communication pasted on the bot tom of one of them, containing these word: "First cnteh your hare. Dick Turpin, jr." The local officers are at fault and have luid several traps for tor misciesnt, but lie break through nil of them. It is tiioinint proimiiie that a professional thief-catcher will be sent for and put on the case. TO st AVE MIH LIFE. V. a. Brook Palla Hla Arm Front the bnckel. Lvnchpi'RO. March 1. U. 8. Brooks, employed in the bnrvlcs mill below the city, met with a terrible accident this mornina. While sittingon what is known ss a conveyer, which is a large trough in which works a "worm operating on the principle of a screw, his coat was caught in the machinery and he was drawn into the aperture, which, how ever, was. too small to allow the body to enter, and one arm was caught and torn to shreds. W it h a great etlort he braced himself asrsinst the bos snd snve a heroic wrench, which actually tore the limb from his body, leaving only the fragments of flesh banging from the arm -socket. A bystander states after the arm was severed Brooks stooped down and picked the lacerated limb up. nnd gating intently st it for several seconds threw it over in s corner. When medical assistance ar rived very little smpuiatinn was neces sary. The doctors say Brooks is the most nervy man tnnt ever come unner their notice, and he bears up under the terrible ordeal with marvellous fortitude. Brooks was a Confederate soldier, and was known as n man of reckless bravery. He is buy years 01 sgr. Report Irons Ibo Flood. LonsviLLR, Ky., March 1. The river is almost on a stsnd, having risen but one inch in the past six hours. At noon the mark i showed OH fret at the foot ol the walls, 63 fret 4 inches at the head of the canal, anil 31 tret in the chute on the falls. The Kentucky is at a stand and it is thought will be receding rapidly in a few hours. Cincinnati, 0., Mnrch 1. The river has remained nt OH feet 8 inches since 10 o clock, and it seems highly probable that that will mark the limit of the urrscnt flood. The railroads arc under no great disadvantage to-day, and by Monday, at least, ihry win tie ones in the Union depot snd all freight will be moving as usual. A Mia Mull Ended. Nkw York, March 1. Notice of the discontinuance of the big suit of the Ten nessee Coal nnd Iron company ngninst John Inmnn wns filed in the Umttd States circuit court this afternoon. It provides the discontinuance without cost to either party as sgainst the other. Can be purchased nt all times from Mar tin s Market, uu a. main at. TWO HUNDRED LOST. BRITIbH STEAMSHIP QVETTA LOST AT MEA. Hhe Strikes a Rock sir Australia and (ioea to Ibe Bottom In Leaa Than Three Minutes The Re port Con finned. London, March 1. A dispatch received here this morning states tnnt the British steamer Quettn, which sailed Irom Cool atnwn, Qiieenstown Island February 27 tor London, has tieen lost at sea. the number of persons drowned i not defi nitely known, but the dispatches say a fearful number perished. The Quettn was a vessel of 2,250 tons. It had 27 first class pnssenuers and a crew number ing 112. She also had the mails fur En gland. The mnnnger of the line to which the steamer belonged snvs that they do not believe she has been lost. The report of the loss of the British steamer Quettn is confirmed nt Lined. The advices received state that two hun 'Ircri lives were lust. The steamer struck 11 rock not shown on the chart at nim o'clock Inst night nenrSoinersett, in Toi- res straits, at the northern extremity ol Australia, und sank in three mit.ntes. THE ENTERPRISE ARRIVES. Bringing Home the Remains ol Mlulater Pendleton for Mnrlal. Nkw York, March 1. The United States steamer Enterprise, trnm the Euro iiean station, passed Sandy Honk, bound for New ork. nt 12.50 o'clock this afternoon. The Enterprise hringi. the body ol Mr. George H. Pendleton, late United States Minister at Berlin. On board the Enterpri-c are two of het officer who arc brought home under ar rest to he tried by cciurt mnrlml. Thev are Chief Engineer James Entwistlr and bnsign iieorgc vi. Kline. I he duel en gineer is accused of "impudence" to the Commander. Ensign iftueeused of sleeping on post. The Enterprise came to anchor oil twrntv-sixth street, in the North river. this alteration. The body ol ex-Minister Pendleton will be brought ushiirr to morrow. The casket containing the re mains lay on the quarter deck during the whole voyage. A tarpaulin was wrnis prd around it, and over that wns an Ami r- icnn eiisinn. I lir colli 11 was continually guarded hy Marines. sttou Review. Nkw York, March 1. The Sun's Cot ton Review savs : Futures opened depressed. Liverpool came easier anil the danger of serious overflow of the Mississippi riwr win lie- Itevcd to lie smaller owing to the much colder weather in the mitidle latitudes. Hut more effective than these as n weak ening influence was the fact that deliveries Trnm plantations Inst week were over 70 -000 bales, against less than 40,000 bales in the corresHntling week two years ago. The short crop men werccongrntii- Intrd on their pluck 111 adhering to their figures in the face of the tact that the movement thus tar every month has been one or two hundred thousnnd links in excess of the estimates. Alter iheclmngc the market was easier. Cotton on spot wns dull. Tbe German Election. Berlin. March 1. The result of the vote in seventeen of thedistiicts in which re-ballots were necessary loclcctthr mem bers of the Keichstng is known. The re turn from these district show the so cialists have gained six seats and the Ipiernls nve. Further returns from the elections show the folio wing to have been elect' d nt Offenbach: llerr Ulcrirli, socialist, at 'l iucn: llerr llartmaiin.cnnwrvative at Kcichrnhack: llerr Ktirti, German-con servative, at Cael; llerr Wcvrnucli, con servative; and al Honiberg llerr Ficnck. German-lilicrnl. The report that llerr Ersnldt, n radi cal, was elected at Punn was incorrect. llerr C, 1 umn, t'c iiiiKXinlist, won the sent, llerr (nittneieh, InTinnn-lilicriil. has licen elected lor Gcissen and I-rud-lierg. White Vapa l Rockingham. Ciiarlotte.N. C, March 1. A steeinl tn the Chronicle says that on Thuisdiiv night white caps surrounded 11 hoarding house two miles Irom Kockiughnm ami severely whipisrd three women, two col ored mid one while, also one white man and one negro. Another Stecial to the same pntier from Rockingham, sixty miles east of Charlotte, snys that the stone dam of the Kobenlrl mills was torn out from bank to bank lust night by a stream swollen from a two days spring freshet. The dam cost $5,000, and it will take a month to repair it, pending which two hundred operative will be oul ol em ployment. A Railroad Wreck. Chanlotti, N. C. March 1. A Char- Inttr-bound train was wrecked on the Air-I.inc railroad to-dav. The train was running at a rapid rate along a high em hnnkinenl when a wheel broke, canning the entire train of nine cars to lie derailed nnd go tumbling some ninety feet down the embankment. The cars were almost s total wreck, but as they were loaded principally with pig-iron and coal there is no merchandise damage. The smash- un dclavcd the reirulnr Charloite-liouitd passenger train three hour and thirty minutes to-ntgnl. iNooony Hurt. The Halrleld-McCov Fend. Piikinvii.I.K. Kv.. March 1. There tin been another murder among the McCoy- Hntfieltl ndhem.ts. The victin i Uncle Joe Johnson who, on Sunday night Inst, was caned to 1 ne rono 111 ironi 01 ins house by n man whose voice he thought he recogniied, still he took his gun with hitn. Ins wile saw 11 ninn on muse hack in the rond fire, and saw her hus band fall. The assassin galloped away. lohnson had Incurred the enmity of the llnlliclds by disclosing n plan of eseuie iiv Mounts nun 111101 ner 01 ineir act nnu his life had been threatened. Weekly Rank Statement. Nkw York, Mnrch 1. The weekly bank statement is ns lollows: Reserve, decrease $1.3.10,000 Loans, decrease 4.863,100 Specie, decrease 8,064,200 Legal tenders, decrease 651, U00 l)cpoits, decrease 0.118,1100 Circulation, increase 14,100 The banks now hold $2,1160,200 in ex cess of the 20 ier cent, rule, Lynched. Atlanta. Mnrch 1 .Brown Washing ton, n negro in Morgan county, was lynched hy the citiicns at midnight for the murner nna outrage 01 a nine-year- old white girl. Ladles Eapeclally Invited To call at SO S. Main st.nndsrenstrletlv nrst-clns market selling the finest Is-cr, pork and mutton direct Irom the West- HE TURNED THE TABLES. A Sappoaed Sucker Fatall v Sboota a Chicago ..ambler. St. Louis, Mnrch 1. Mark A. Baren. n Chicago gambler, was shot and dan gerouslv wounded by Charles Hatfield, of Henderson, Ky., on an Iron Mountain train nenr Dexter, Mo., Tuesday night nnout 111 o clock, unren nnd a poll, George Jnlies of Chicago, had engaged in a game 01 poker with Hntheld und traveling man name Kcllar. It was a "skin" game, and Hatfield, who looked like a larnier, but evidently was not, caught the idea, alter losing a Hint $7o, and started tor Baren with an ugly looking revolver in his hand. He first struck Baren with the weapon then shot him in the wrist and right breast, inflicting uglv and possibly fatal wountls. There was a wild scene on the train. Women screamed and fainted and men dodged ocntiia seats until the shooting was over. Without a word Hatfield turned, when his revolver was emptied, nnd coolly walked into the next car. Baren was carried to Poplar Hint) nnd when he reached there wns unconscious from loss of blood. No effort was matle to catch Hntheld, who left the train befure it reached Poplar Bluff, it being evident tiinl he was not to blame. There was some talk almut an old grudge lietween l he men about a woman, nut Georue Jabes, who wits "playing in" with Hurra, admits that he and H.ircn were fleecing Hatfield nnd Kcllar with marked cards. Yesterday Baren wns taken from Poplar Muffs to Hot Springs, Ark., in a precari ous condition, lobes passed thrtuirhSt. Louis last night en route for Chicago. He says hedoes not like Arkansas. Baren, when in Chicnuo. was in the employ ol Geo, llankins. nnd at one time owned a soloon nt 75 Clark street. Oil Gushed Forth. Wheeling, W. Vn., March 1. An im mense lund-lide occurred on the farm of Andrew Tomhmnn, four miles east ol here, this morning. Hundreds of tons of earth and rock tumbled into the creek. A few hours later a hearr st renin ol line letrnleum beam pouring from a newly liened crevice in the rock and ran down the bnnk, collecting in Inrue iools. The land is on a line with the Eureka oil licit, leveloied north of here. An immense amount of ml has escuieil and the stream is still flowing unchecked. People Here and There. Editor Ilenrv Wnttersnn was fifty venrs old last week. llr. Knorr, of Gcrmnnv has matle $1.- 000,000 out of the anli-pyrine John Hums, the London lnlr leader. savs that some go oul every morning looking lor work and praying that they mnv not find it. The Ators have I wen wenlthv fnr five generations, thus disproving the Ameri can saying that it is three generations Irom shirt sleeve to shirt sleeves. General Ben Butter is saitl to quote the Bible more fullv nnd correctly than any other man in public. Nicolas LspcnsKi, the Inmous Kussinn novelist, has just died, after being for thirty venrs a slave to drink. M. Consllua Realgna. Paris, March 1 M. Constins, minis ter of interior, has resinned. M. Con stins' resignation was the result of a per sonal disagreement with M. Turod, the prime minister, at to-duv's ministerial council. It is yet unknown whether his decision to surrender his portfolio is himl. I he cabinet will renssemhle to night to consider the situation. Driven From Tbelr Homes. Chicago, March 1. A dispatch from Evansviilv. Ind.. savs the river i still rising and is now 321 and rising at the rate of an inch un hour. The ruilroud ore Mill experiencing trouble. Enterprise and Seuffletown, several miles above are flooded and the inhabitants have Urn driven to the hill. Hundreds of bushels of corn huve been ruined. Two F.ngllah Slrlkea. London, Mnrch 1. The carpenters cninlnved in nine of the shipyard on the Thames hove struck for an advance ot six iM-nce per day in their wages. The threatened strike ol the miner will probably he averted. The men in Durham have accepted an offer made hy their employer ol an advance of five per cent, in their wages. Danville Tobacco Salea. Danville. March 1. Sales of leaf to bacco ut auction on this market for Kel- ruarv iigurcL"ilcd ".OOO.OI'O pounds, ,in ' increase of 2HO.HO0 oouiitl over Febrti- nrv of Inst vear. The sales for five months ol new tobacco aggregate 13.- 000.000 pounds, an increase over the cnrreMiniliug Hriod ol last year of 4 - 4,10,000 pounds. Visible Supply of Cotton. Nkw York, March 1. Tot nl visible supply ol cotton for the world i 2.HH2 , ,. , , , , 651 bales, ol winch 2.361.467 bales arc , Americnn. against ".681.49 I nntl .183.- 803 bales respectively lust year Reams - n 1 , 1, inn' nrv o,p,v hiiiiiiu vii, ,,, ii., , .o at all interior towns. 35.505 ba es. Kc ,nlll,in mrrm.r ?,,.,, ,) threaten ceipts nt P''atimis. 60.602 bales. , .hhutuing of lain,. Yesicrdny a vrup 111 .iiii, u,ui &,vw i'iiici-. Safe In Port. Vir-mut. P. C. March 1. Letter have been received from port Simpson ; stntinu that the missionary steamer, Glad Tiibncs. nirviotislv rrnorted wrecked and 11 total loss, has arrived safe ut that place. Bond Offering. Washington. March 1 , Bond offerings to-day $50,300 four nnd a Imlfs ut 1.03V; all accepted. The Ahevllle Dally Clllacn Olvea The latest local news, The freshest State news. The best general news. A lirst-cluss telegraph service. Full Washington report. General and special comments The largest subscription list of any secular paier in the Mate. The best advertising medium in the State. A full staff of able editors and corres pondents. The nentest. newsiest and most enter prising paicr in North Carolina. It efforts are always devoted to the upbuilding nntl development of the re sources of the State, particularly the Western section. Subscription, $6 per annum; $3 six months; 60 cents per month. Strictly the finest ments from Knnsns City direct. One trial will make you our friend nnd advocate Martin's Markrt, Purveyors to Epicurean Tastes, "... -xhUwi.im,.wm v-.rn.LiM, jL-fcSMtUa'iia ' 1. !;... rU-iiiUta-.-iUMtoti,liiiisiSi ik.Sisi.i ilm MACON COUNTY. An Inlereallna Sketch of What It Is and What It Propose to be. Franklin, N. C, February 25. Editor Citizen : Should my letters be of sufficient merit for publication. I pro pose from time to time to write yon of the condition ot our country, progress, etc. To those unncqaintcd with this lo cality, a slight description may be nec essary, franklin, our county site, has a fine situation. Enthroned on the hills above the Tennessee river, which is hall a mile Irom the court house, she over looks a picture of no little beauty. Hills and mountains rise on everv hand here regular, auietlv swcllniiz until the farth cat point is Inst in the summit ol some mountain peak there irregular, scat tered in wild contusion, as if tossed up in some mad war ot giants, from hill and mountain even nt the top gush out springs of clear cold water, thus render ing mountain and hillside admirable pas ture lands for six months in the vear. Rut while the scenery is beautiful, tha which is hidden in the bosom of hill anil mountain i bv no means of small value. al has been proven by work done in mica, corundum and asbestos, und by specimens of iron, mnnuanese, copper. ilvcr. gold and gems found. Between the hills or ridges are valleys vnrynit in width from a few rod to more than half a mile, which are highly adapted ti the growth of vcgrinble. Irtiits. grasses and all the grains, as well as tobacco Mm hot the laud i' vet 111 forest, will much valuable timlier. The character o, our people is quite generally known: they arc intelligent, solier, honest, hos pitable and industrious. With all tins advantages, one wonder that we bav so long remained laggard in the on war. march ol progress Various reason! may be assigned for this. The people are very conservative, tin willing to take up new met burls - thought and net inn, anil there has bcci no influx ol new population to set mi ex ample, and inforce it by active compcti tion. The population is sparse, in thi lurir- county there are only about 1.300 lam ilie. Men hold more laud than thev c.n boltl profitably, and. as in most ol thi part ol the State the systim ol labor ha- ecu very poor. Add to all this tbe no sence ol railroad facilities, no market open for produce raised, and we have 1. cnnibinnliou sufficient to convert an eu ergctic man into a sluggard. The won der is that our people retnin their present vilnmy. I Here is now evidently an up ward tendency. Men liuvcbevome owns of the want of w isdom in holding land that pays them nothing, and at the s.tini time In holding it thev are keeping out those who would assist in developine our resources, 11 nd thttsenrieh the county. Were one to inquire lure now. he would suppose that every one wishes to sell his land. 1 lie tact is almost every one nns a surplu to sell. Some wishing to put the money in busiress, some to improve what he retains, and a lew tor the saki of moving to other places to join rela tives already there. Along wild tins there seems to be a general desire anil de termination to have railroad facilities. The past effortsin thisdim-tion have been unfortunate. "The Kabun Gap abort line" chartered some sixteen years ago, given fair promise, but it seems that tin charter found ii way into hands adverse to the rond and nothing has Iwcn done. Then again we supposed th tt we should secure the benefit of the Western North Carolina railroad which would pass through Webster and Franklin, nntl turn down the river, again we were disap pointed. A lew years ago the Ashevlle and Charleston roatl promised us great things and speedily, with the same resu't, and still others.' All failed to tlo us any good. Seemingly they were but mere tricks to play upon our credulity. The people now see this nnd arc alive to the tact that if we arc to have a railroad we our selves must take the initiative. It is the oltl fable of the farmer who dccndcd UH)ti his kin folks and neighbors to do w hat he should have done himself. So we are brought to the Hiint where ac tion is a necessity, and wc understand it. Meetings were held in January and Feli runry, and I suppose will lie held monthly until something is done. The county will, I think, vote an appropriation of $75,000 tn $100.1)00. Two gentlemen have offered to give privately $30,000. Others will give smaller sums, so I suh ptise we can raise trnm $150,000 to $200,000 lor any company undertaking the road for us. Wc nre now correMind ing with some capitalists and hoe lor favorable results. If all else- fails we pro- imisc to build a narrow untigc mini from Taltibih hills bv Franklin to Svlva Dills- born, or N.intahal.i. This "ill pl.icv u in touch with the busy world, bring our lauds, limliri and mineral into ami ket, nnd enable us to take our place 111 the onward march. Yours, u. Vandalism. In fiullford Charlotte. N. C February 28. In formation has just reached line ol 11 se ries of vandalisms in the vicinity ol Cen ter. Guillnrd eountv, this state, for pome 1,111c 0, ill, v in-ill iitciii ,,i,,v ,.,,;,,,, d 'cuiboldcne.l by escape j , advanced a siep in rnsenhiy ... , , ,.. . .;. some time many iicity thefts have Ih-cii farmer lost a Jersey cow, the mo, valu able one tn iiiccoiinirv, ny 11 snot nren from nmbtish. Within twenty yards ! from where the man stood this morning rams and sheep are lying arountl dead on bis place, hi lenccs torn down, nntl other d.istardlv evidence of the mnrnu dcrs is apparent. Tha Governor will IK' apK'alrd to cither by reward or direct police interiercnces to protect tne rest- aciits ut me ncigiionriintiu. Debt Statement. Washington, March 1. The debt statement issued trnm the treasury to day shows a rcduetion of the public debt in February. $0,150,486.66; decrease since June 30, $42.00.0.il.06. Total interest bearing debt, $821,007,203.60; totnldebtofallkinds.$l,60l,713,842.82; total debt, less available credits .$1,034,- 647.620.48; total cash in the treasury, $622,673,615.10; legal tender notes outstanding, $3411.681,016, Certificates nf deposit, $10,230,000 ; guld certificates, $130,004,804: silver certificates, $284,- 176.262; Iractional currency, $6,013, 744.47. Support Home Manufactories by buy ing theirgnuds. There is no better Flout made for the price than Electric Liylit Flour. Ask your grocer for it und take no other. 1'. C, Melntire, mnnngerof the Western Dressed Beef and Provision Company's market, knows the superiority of refrig erated meat. He keeps only the best. Cured Meat and Lard As well as the very finest fresh ments will lie found st Murtin's Market, 60 S. Main street, MISCELLANEOUS. J. S. GRANT, Ph. G., Of Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, Apothecary, 4 South Main St. OR SLL- inf HOFFMAN'S harjie:) h'uachk powock. r. VTJt"r;a ii Main St., Buffalo, N.Y. ami latwnatloul Bridge Orrt roR SALS BY J. S. GRANT. If your prescn'it'ons a:e prepared at rant's Pharmacy you can positively dc- :iend upon these facts: First, that only the imrest and best drugs ami chemicals will he used; second, they will be comjMund ctl carefully und accurately by an exjerA encvd Prescriptioniat ; and third, you will not he charged an exorbitant price. You mil receive the hest goods at a very rea sonable profit. Don't forget the place 'runt's I'harma.y. 2 1-South Main street. Prescriptions filled ut all hours, night ir day, and deliveied free ol charge to inypart of the city. The night Ml w.ll e answered promptly. Grant's Phar nacy, 21 South Main street. At Grant's Phurmacy you can buy any 'atent Medi.ine ut the low. st .rice ii.ol- r by any nth. r drug home in the city. I'e arc determined to sell us low as the nicest, cien iV tee have to lose money hy so ding. We will sell all Putent Mcdi ines nt first cost, and below that if ncc ssnry, to meet theprice of any compcti-. tor. We have the largest assortment of Chamois Skins in Asheville. Over 300 skins, all sites, at the lowest prices. We are the agents for Humphrey's Homoeopathic Medicines. A full supply nf his goods always on hand. Use liuncomlie Liver Pills, the best in the world for liver complaints, indiges tion, etc. A thoroughly telinble remedy for alt Mood diseases is Hunconibe Sarsaparilla. Try a bottle and you will take no other. J. S. OUAST.Ph. 0., Pharmacist, X S. Main St.. Asheville. N. C. WHITLOCK'S Spring Goods are daily ar riving, and we nhow a beau tiful line of Satines, Ging hams, Challies, White Goods, Embroideries, Fancy Silks, Brilliant ines and other styl ish dress fabrics at the low est possible prices. WE CALL special atten tion this week to our large line of Rubber Gootls for La dies, Misses and t lultlren, ilso Umbrellas in Cotton, Se ti ll (iinghiun, Sti till", Gloria, Silk, pure all Silk, with elegant mid stylish ha utiles. All new designs from the cheapest to the best qualities. A NKW LOT of 10-button length Kid Gloves, new shades. Also a large line of Fancy Goods.llosiery, Hand kerchiefs, Corsets, Domestic Goods, Household Linens, Quilts, Counterpanes, Ger- nmntown Wools, Zephyrs, and materials for fancy work. Ladies' Hats, Driving Gloves, Caps and Centemeri and Harris' Kid Gloves. Heady Made Underwear in fine and cheap Muslin at pop ular prices. WHITLOCK'S, 46 St 48 South Main Street, Opposite National Bank of AsbevUk. iHMS'iiaianil Srln mi !imlr.iilli nidaMMiiiai !m"aaaxSauB8M HEADACHE IlkiC-VVwjl Th"ar,'8ptC!flC' f. fSsTvrviE CJlCMUlslw M sr. I JXJ nfc?r. f Inter or aartati. ThT iff I IlOr... JZ2 rnuu trbr i s&rr i-"-An.u.T..