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UNII'H I.OVKI.V I.AKICM, j
And tlie Attractions of lis Cities
Cheap anil Kcliulillul HathiiiK
Arlli'H I'erpendicular Kailruad
liu Route to Lucerne.
Kmc.! Si'MMiT, August 10, ISS'.).
F.tlitor Citizen : Our Inst to von dr
scrilicd .'1 stop over til Budcii-Builcit, leav
ing which place we Hew swiftly over :i
mountain railway, reminding us of our
own tine W. X. C, with its tracks run
ning in all directions and one ,'iliovc nn
othcr; only here the sharp curves are not
made at the head of a valley, as with us,
lint almost always in the very heart ol
the mountain itself. So that repeatedly
we would dash into a tunnel with thesuu
on our right and emerge with it on the
opposite side, showing ucnmplctechungc
in direction. This sleep asccutcoiitinued
for many miles, probably rising some ol
the foothills of the mighty Alps, and we
then emerge upon a beautiful uplanil
plain, so gently undulating that one for
gets its altitude, dotted with little vil
lages in which the heavy overhanging
roofs and curiously constructed house
tell us that we are in Switzerland.
Some hours' travel over this kind of
country brings us hack to the hanks ol
the Rhine, not so peaceful as wc knew it
before, hut ntlbrdiug some beautiful cas
cades in which the peculiar hue of its
water is made more manifest.
Really fatigued by the many beauties
wc have enjoyed all day, wc decide to rest
at Zurich, a pretty little city on a lake of
its own name, and soon restored to our
pristine vigor by an excellent tabled'hote
at the Hotel llellcvue ail Lac, we sally
forth once more and takeour stand upon
a bridge spanning a little river and ad
mire the bright full moon as she silvers
the peaceful waters, anil listen to sweet
music and singing which is wafted to us
from a neighboring concert garden.
Wc hardly feel disposed for bed, but a
lew hours' sleep sull'ice, and after break
last we again view the town and return
at noon to our favorite position on the
bridge, gazing down into the depth of
waters and wonder of what species nr.
the numerous strange looking fish that
.arc darting about so happily. Indeed,
what can prevent happiness, whether to
fishes or men, in this place. We have .al
ways heard land experienced I that hap
pinrss attended godliness, and that god
liness was next to cleanliness, and so wc
note with pleasure the bathing estab
lishment near by, abundantly pat
ronized, where for the small sum ol
t wenty-fi ve centimes I or one nickel I wee.a n
enjov a most charming swim in the lake
ami have all the accessories so essential
Another idea: Why not try a scheme
like this on our French Broad, and en
courage our people to wash away the
dust of ages and to emerge with bodies
pure and minds freed from the thralldoin
of conventionalism, fanaticism, Bourbon -ism
and all other isms anil intolerances
which so terribly damn our dear friends
and retard every effort toward their ele
vation and improvement.
At l..'!0, leaving sweet Zurich wc reach
Zug, on its own lake, in two hours, and
find a steamer awaiting to convey us
across this lovely sheet of water to Arth.
The lake is as clear and pure as one can
imagine; not translucent as some of the
Florida lakes, but of a silvery green mo-a
peculiar in shade, and the lofty mount
ains actually overhang the water.
Chief of these to our eyes is the Rhigi,
which has its rugged sides in lull view
and its top crowned by our hotel, to
which we are bound, looming up like a
castle, 5,000 feet above our heads.
Reaching Arth, we take an inclined
railway, as we are told, but rather wc
should say a peiicndicular one. In a dis
tance of four miles we ascend over "1,0011
feet, and as the grade is not continuous
we arc sure that in some portionsit must
.ascend one foot in three. The locomotive
follows us and shoves upward with
.many a ptilf of distress, catching hold of
llie center cogged rail, and in an hour
lauds us oh the summit.
The sides at places most precipitous
are composed of a mostcurious conglom
erate; small )ebl)lcs in huge masses,
bound together by a material resembling
cement, and thus this w hole mountain is
composed. We wished we could trans
port it by magic to Buncombe. What a
Godsend it would he. It is the very best
material for macadam we ever saw and
could be worked with greatest case.
Atl'oynUa large expanse of grazing
lauds appears, and wc are told that im
mense quantities of butter and cheese are
The forest growth resembles ours as
seen on top of Mitchell, Craggy or tin
Kuan dense balsam, spruce, and an in -dergrowtli
of rowan, enlivening ali
around it with its bright red berries.
On top we enjoy a magnificent view.
Five hikes sureouud the Khigi's base, the
largest the Zug and Lucerne, on opposite
sides, each with its own little city, while
afar the lofty peaks of the Alps tower
toward heaven, their tops and sides
white with eternal snows, adorning them
as silver locks do lovely old age, Itut
again we are reminded of our own
mountains by the descending mist shut
ting out all chance of sunset, and then
clearing away to show the peaceful lull
moon glimmering on the lakes, but only
to disappoint us again about the long
hoped for sunrise. This morning wc are.
as 11 were, in a pall, and can scarcely see
a hundred feet around us. So we hasten
down on the opposite side by another
railway on the opposite side to seek Lu
cerne, whence you will hear from us
anon. ' T. W. '.
SPOTS AND 1 I 'l l RICH.
VeHtercIay'H TraiiHaclioiiH in the
New York Cotton lCxchauice.
Nl-:w Yok K.August !'(. Futures opened
lower owing to an unexpected decline in
Liverpool, large receipts at ports, and
the considerable long selling of August
liastenccl by recent advance in ocean
freight rates. Later came a rally, due to
covering and reportsof considerable dam
age to the crop in Mississippi and Ala
I 11a by boll worms and caterpillars.
South sold OcIoIht to March pretty
freely, hut houses with Southern connec
tions also bought November, December
and January. Closing prices here were
one to three points higher for the day.
Receipts at ports, 4-,4.i." bales against
l,0(i this day last week and 3,7t7 last
year. Cotton on spot was Hrm and ac
tive; middling uplands, 11 . j ; gulfs, llai.
Washington, 1). C, August 'Jit. Sec
retary of the treasury this afternoon ac
ccpicd $ 1.4-fr,5fiO, four per cents regis
tered at $1.20 and $100,000, four and a
half per cents registered $1.0(iN.
The Weather To-llily.
Washington, l. C, Aug. 20. Indica
tions for North Carolina: Fair in western
portion; showers in eastern portion;
slightly warmer; northeasterly winds.
THK WAUKHOI Slv IH'KNlvO.
Steamships Catch 1'lre and Wall
way CarH are Mcslroyed.
Four Costa, -Oil., August 2t!. Fire
oecured at Moular's warehouse this
morning and spread to the shipping, in
volving a loss of probably over $100,
000. The American wooden ship Ar
menia and the llntish w leu ship II011-
nnwar were burned to the waters edge.
Thev were valued at about $10,0110
cacli. The Armenia bad two hundred
tons, and the Ilonnnw.ir three hundred
tons of grain aboard. The spars of the
Uritish iron ship Kcnilworth were also
binned, and one warehouse was de
stroyed. The lire is still burning, though
The town of I'orl Costa on Carnieniez
streets, which is the great grain centre 1.1
California, was to-day the scene of a
destructive lire involving a total loss ol
about $lioo,ooo. The lire originated 111
warehouse No. 2, a wooden building,
lfioo feet long, owned by ('.. W. McNcir
oi Co., ami containing, about 7000 tons
of grain. Within two li mis the building
and contents were a loL.al loss and the
lire had in the meant inie communicated
to the wharves and shipping alongside.
The American wooden ship Arnenia and
the Uritish wooden ship llaiiowaur.
both partially loaded with wheal, were
burned to tin water's edge. The rigging
of the lirilis'ji ship k.aiilworth caught
lire, but before any serious damage had
occurred to the hull was lowed into
the stream and her hold llooded.
She had a cargo of :i tons o
wheat outboard which will probably
prove nearly a total loss. The only cas
u.ality reported is the death of a Chinese
cook"on lioard tlie ship Haiiowanr who
was ilrowued by jumping from the ship.
In addition to the warehouse and
wharves forty freight cars of the South
ern I'aeilic company, loaded with grain
were burned, upon which there was no
insurance. 11 appeared for a lime al
though several ol the adjoining large
warehouses would be burned, but the
lire was confined to the one large
building destroyed. The loss on
the warehouse anil contents is placed at
$;t,-il,ooo, upon which 1 here was estima
ted a total insurance of $10 1,0011. The
wharves were valued at $t'.il,IIOO an.!
were insured for .sal, 000. The Armenia
was buiit in Hath, Maine' and was valu
ed at $,'10,000. 'I'he 1 l.-iuowaur was
built at St. Johns, N. II., and was valued
al$.i0,iMI0. Tiie Armenia has ;ioo tons
of wheat, valued at SX,-.on; fully insured.
The llaiiowaur has '.MPO tons of wheat,
valued at $'.':'., 000; fully insured, flu
kcnilworth's cargo was valued at $11,
000; fully insured.
At Hot Hprlnus Saliirday-Dlsllil-KUtshcd
Hot Si'Hiscs, August 21',. Saturday
afternoon there was a lively donkey rare
among the guests of t he Mountain l'aii;
Hotel. There were live entries in this
one heat contest. Mr. l'clcr Labouissc
won the race by a head, Mr. William
Weseolt being a spirited second, while
Miss Labouissc was a good third.
Fourth and tilth places were taken by
Mr. John Hammond and Miss Westeotl
Mr. W. Bayard Culling and party, ol
New York, arrived in a private car Sat
General Harrison, of Alabama, who
has the honor of having been the young
est brigadier-general in the Confederate
army, has arrived with Mrs. Harrison.
ThcCicncrnl has been spending some
time al Tate Springs. The good table,
attractive scenery and healing waters
templed him hither. Col. Shcpaid, ol
Alabama, is with the pally.
Kx-I iovcrnor I.igon, of Alabama,
with Mrs. Ligou also arrived Saturday
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Moulton.
of New O. leans, who spent two or three
days in Ashevillc returned Friday even
ing and en peel to be joined by Mr. and
Mrs. Anson I'heips and family and to re
main through September.
ra:td Army of the Republic.
Mm.w.m K 1: 1; , August 2(i. Gen. Alger,
will undoubtedly be the next commander
in chief of the Cirniid Armv of the Re
public, and from present indications the
eitv of Washington will be chosen for tin
next national encampment. The disap
pointment' of the day, so far as the
executive council is concerned, was the
failure ol' Ceil. Sherman to arrive at tinhorn-expected.
On his arrival, all hands
are rcipiested to refrain from playing
"Marching Through Georgia" oui ot
hrcspect to his feelings, the General
having heard it so much, that it luo
i'cenuic auighliuave to him.
The sitllors Sirikc KireiiKtht iiini;.
London. August 2li. The strike is
growing, with new adherens hourly.
A thousand sailors ami tircnuu and
2, .loo dock men at the Isle of Hogs,
where several large docks arc located,
have gone 0111. The .-ml horilies have
beconic apprehensive ol tin- I rouble, and
are holding the military in readiness to
suppress tin outbreak should it occur.
Tlie coal porters at King's Cross have
also joined in thesliikc. A conlcrcncc
look place to-day between the dock
managers and delegates from tin-striking
labors, but ii was without result.
ijuccn Victoria visited the Riinhon coal
pits to-day. She also, went to Liang
alien, where she was presented with
several addresses and received with much
Inhuman Treatment of Soldiers.
Sr. Lot is, August 2ti. The I'ost-lh's-patch
to-day prints another chapter of
its army expose, secured through the me
dium of n reporter who enlisted toobtaiu
the inner workings of army life. Itsltows
a terrible state ol affairs at Jcll'crson bar
racks, alleging that recruits are treated
like dogs. The men are strung up by
their w rists until they swoon from weak
ness: that the brutal sergeants deem no
cruelty too severe. It relates how
an insane man was heartlessly tort
ured, while common soldiers are impris
oned at the whim of their siiicriors. It
is also charged in the expose that in the
guard house, where the prisoners arc
packed into an enclosure 20x10, the san
itary condition is terrible. There arc no
provisions for the ordinary call of nature
and the place becomes a breeder of pesti
lence. The prisoners are kept from sleep
by vermin and their surroundings are all
revolting in the extreme. Another chap
ter is promised to-morrow.
The Mention Haw Chanicecl.
We now want to buy the following
goods for another market : Parties hav
ing cabbage, Irish potatoes, sweet po
tatoes, onions, chickci.s, eggs, butter,
etc., will do well to call on II. W. Chan
dler, 14- court sipiarc. Highest market
The tlood Templars will meet at their
hall on north court square at 8 o'clock
I SKPAHATIv TRIALS
Allied for by Attorney's Repre
seiitiuic the Crouiu Suspects.
Ciiicai'.o, August 211. In the Crouin
ease to-day Kunze's affidavit closed by
asking that his counsel be allowed to see
the minutes of the testimony before the
grand jury on which he was indicted in
order that he might prepare his defence.
The State's attorney asked that the mo
tion for separate trials be passed on first.
The counsel for detective I la 11 Coiighlin
then read along affidavit, setting forth
what lie believed to be I he theory of the
prosecution, and saying that if followed
out, anil his client was tried with the
other dcfcudnnls, it would involve the
introduc- ion of lc:-timony which, while
inapi iicable 10 Coiighlin, would never
theless prejudice his case. The counsel
then read an ntlid.a it of Coiighlin himself,
asserting his innocence of any complicity
in the crime. The counsel for Patrick
O'Sullivun next read an affidavit by his
client asserting that certain evidence be
introduced against other of the defend
ants would be prejudicial to his case, and
also asserting his innocence ofthecrime
charged. This was followed by an alli
davit by one of O'Sullivan's attorneys,
referring to the prejudicial character of
the evidence to be introduced nll'ccting
O'Sullivan's case, ill ease he should be
tried with the other defendants, but
which would be iiiadmissable if he were
Iried alone. The counsel for Martin
Burke also submitted allidavils for a
separate trial for thai suspect, staling
that they were similar in character to
those presented in the othcrcasc. A sim
ilar application was made in behalf id
Al the rcipicsl of the State's attorney,
the hearing was then adjourned in order
to give him lime to prepare his argument
in opposition to theinolions for separate
The Stale's attorney was feeling ill.
and asked thai the postponement lie for
a week. This was vehemently opposed
by the counsel lor the defense, and the
court fixed Wednesday as the day for re
suming the hearing.
Tin-: mi:i:tim;s ci.osi-:i.
A (ireai Success and I.arnely At
Ki TiiKKi oun Coi.i.ki-.i-;, N. C, ugusl
2l'i. Special. The second annual meet
ing of the Local Ministers' Conference
closed last night. Rev. W. Collin de
livering the last sermon of the session
There were twelve conversions and seven
candidates were received into the church.
Simdav was a great day here. Kevs.
K. 11. Whilakcr. Levi liranson, W. F.
Coffin and John Wilson, each, delivered
splendid discourses on spiritual matters
during the day. Fifty-three ministers ol
the gospel were ill attendance, and the
congregations were very large.
I'he meetings have been very successful
and enthusiastic, and every participant
has been made to feel that the sessions
were held for his own especial benefit.
The next session of the conference will
be held here July 2227 inclusive, em
bracing the last Sunday in the month.
The people are already arranging for
cottage and lent accommodations for
next year's meeting, and a tremendous
crowd is anticipated.
Rutherford College opened here to-day
willi a larger attendance of students
than has heretofore been known, and the
president Rev. Ir. Abernelhy is doing a
FOLKS VOl' KNOW.
Who They Are; WhercThev Are,
am' what They Are Holme.
Rev. Thos. II. Law, of Spartanburg, S.
C, is at the Grand Central.
W. R. Gwaltncy, Fsip, of Greensboro,
and J. K. Latham, of Goldshoro, arc
Guinness ec Armstrong's minstrels have
returned to the city after it three weeks'
tour in the West.
Mr. J. W. Whitney, a prominent citizen
of Tryon City, is here for a few days. I Ic
is accompanied by Miss Whitney.
Mrs. T. V.. Reynolds and daughter
Miss lira, have returned from a three
weeks pleasure trip to Alexander.
Mr. Robert Mcliavid, a prominent
newspaper man of Ilirmiugham, Ala., is
at the lialtcry Park, ami will spend
several days in I he city.
ICditor l-llis II. Wager, of the Star,
Til usvillc, Fla., is in the city, stopping at
the Grand Central. We acknowledge a
pleasant call last evening.
Mrs. P. 11. Thrash and family, of Gran
bury. Texas, who have been visiting
relatives and friends in ihis city leave
for their home this morning.
Messrs. J. A. Porter anil C.C. McCnrty
left for Greensboro last night to attend
the convention of the Slate Tobacco As
sociation which meets in Ihal eily this
Col. William Preston Johnston, of
Virginia, is at the llattery Park. This
distinguished gentleman and accomp
lished scholar is a sou ol the lamented
Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, who was
killed at the battle of Corinth during the
war. Col. Johnston occupies a high
position in the world of letters, and has
tilled many importanl and responsible
chairs among Virginia universities and
A Wholesale I'olsoolnu.
Ciiattanoooa, Tenn., August 215. A
wholesale poisoiiingoecurred here to-day
through the use of impure, tainted meat.
Lydin Wildmun keeps acolored boarding
boarding house and has ten young men
boarders working at one of the furnaces.
One hour niter dinner to-day all the
boarders, Mrs. Wildmun and her young
daughter were taken violently ill ami
have all been unconscious since. The
girl and two of the boarders will die.
Hon. Jos. J. Mavis
Associate Justice ol the supreme court
of North Carolina reached here last
evening, by l lie Ashevillc and Spartan
burg railroad, and is a guest of the Bat
tery Park Hotel. Judge 1 1,1 vis has been
recruiting himself by a visit to his brother
ill Georgia, and is looking remarkably
well. He is on his way home, and his
stay here will Ik1 brief.
The public library will hereafter l)C
oen to the public from 10 u. m., to 1
p. in., and from 5 p. 111., to 7 p. m., daily.
C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1889.
GRAM) ARMY VETERANS
ii:i:t with a tkhriiilk ac-
IIDUNT AT KINSMAN, t
A Small Station on the Kansas
City and Saula I'e Road The
Ralls spread Tlirowlnie the Cars
Down an Kiiibaiikiueiil.
Chicago, August 2(5. A Siecial to the
ICvcning lourual from Streator, 111., says:
A vestibule train on the Santa I'e route,
running between Kansas City and Chi
cago, met with a terrible accident at
Kinsman, a small station about fifteen
miles north of here at S o'clock this
morning. The train was heavily loaded
with the Grand Army veterans and their
friends, bound for the Milwaukee en
campment and consisted of several extra
coaches, lly the spreading of the rails
three coaches, two Pullman sleepers and
the dining ear were thrown from the
track ami down a steep bank a distancc
of about forty feet. Word was tele
graphed to this eily for medical assist
ance, and a special' train was sent al
once with a dozen stiigcous on board.
A wrecker was also sent out to clear up
the track. Those most seriously injured
were brought to this city and taken to
St. Mary's hospital where their wounds
were properly attended to. In all, there
were proliahly hliy persons hurl; and
though none were killed outright, tin
following are in a very dangerous condi
tion: Mrs. S. S. I liekcrinaii, ol Lawrence,
Kau., chesl and head badly cut; her lit
ll son hurl about the back and face;
Win. R. Fish, Topcka, seriously, head in
jured; Mrs. Fish, Topcka, head, back and
arms; S. F. Gould, Mulvane, hack and
face terribly cut; Mrs. R. R. Tuckcriiian.
Topcka, face badly cut anil internally
injured; Mrs. IviKvard Auilstry, Carroi
lou, Mo., arm head and back badly
bruised and lacerated; Mr. George li.
Peters, lauporia, head and lace mashed
and cut; George Peters, linipori.-i, hurl
about the chesl and face, also internally
injured; Mrs. S. S. Johnson, Norfolk,
Conn., badly hurt internally and head
and face cut. In addition to ihis, lieu
Levy, ol Streator, had his face cut and
arm dislocated, but his injuries are not
dangerous. Others are al the hospital.
The majority, it is Icared, will die.
The 1 eellnu at the tireal ;raln
Ciiicaco, August 20. The inarkit was
active and higher for wheat to-day. Al
the opening prices did not show material
change from Saturday's closing range on
futures, but on news that the Vienna
grain congress iniisrcporlcstiiuulcslhat
it would show a shortage in the wheat '
crop of Iviirope of lo per cent., and that
there would a shortage in tlie world's
crop of 1X0,000.000 bushels for ISS'J.
the price of Heci-iubcr was run up to
7S:ls, or l-''sc. above Saturday's closing
quotations. Mused 011 Saturday's clos
ing the advance in futures to-day was
1 1 sr 1 1 .j cents, August showing thegreal
Corn was active and weak early in the
session with trading quite heavy, hut
later a reaction followed. The market
opened ' sf' 1 ic". lower than the closing
price of' Saturday, was weak, ami de
clined isf'i'ic rallied :iOi:Kc, become
quiet and steady, closing '.," ' ic. lower
Oats were fairly active, Weaker and
1 ie. lower early, due to the large receipts.
The advance in wheat produced a bet
ter feeling and prices advanced 1 iu. :1sC.
and the market closed steady.
Inquiry for mess pork was fairly ac
tive and offerings were not very large.
Prices ruled lfia. 20c. higher, and the ad
vance was fairly manifested in lard and
the lecling steady.
Ribs were active. The early feeling
was stronger and slightly advanced
prices were obtained. Later the feeling
was easy and the market closed steady
at aboul medium prices.
I INI) TOHACCO IHOl'S,
The Curinic ICxeellent and the
Yield Very Satisfactory.
A prominent tobacco planter yesterday
told a representative of Tin-; Cinzi:x
that the tobacco crop of the wesl this
season was of a most satisfactory
character in every respect. The curing
process, he said, was unusually success
ltd, and a large crop is bound to be
made. In speaking of curing, our friend
said that over twenty-five thousand
pounds hitherto wasted iu the counties
of lluucomhc and Madison, would hi
saved this season by reason of 1 lie em
ployment nf the Shelton wire strin
ger, by means of which all
the lower leaves on the stalks
are strung and cured in excellent manner.
These leaves iu the past have been
allowed to drop off and only the leaves
above have been taken care of by the
average planter. These lower leaves
make prime cullers when properly looked
after and will average on warehouse
floors $20 per hundred pounds. Tin
ware stringer is a great, yet simple inven
tion, and is in extensive use in Madison
this season. Mnj. Rollins has a hunch of
cutters, saved by the wire process, on
exhibition at Penniiiiau's hardware-store
iu this city. The leal is perfect in color,
living a bright lemon, solid in weight and
tine in texture. It is in most excellent
condition and tobacco men regard it as
a suK'i ior quality in grade.
From nearly every section in the west
Till-; CiriziiN hears favorable reports
concerning the growing crop, while that
portion already ripe and cured is all that
the planters could wish. If an unusually
early frost does not visit our section the
crop, it is said, will Ik the largest known
iu leu years.
Fifty Thousand Veteraim.
Mii.w.m ki-k, Wis , August 2(5. Then
arc about 100,000 strangers in the city,
including about 50,000 veterans. Gen.
Sherman arrived at .s o'clock and was
escorted to his hotel by the executive
committee, lie was given an ovation
along the route. To-night the old Iron
Brigade held a reunion, the chief feature
living an address by Gen. Ilragg, the old
commander. The Sons of Veterans had
a camp tire presided over by commander
in chief Warner. Sccehcs were made by
Gov. Hoadly, (Sen. Alger, Gen. Rusk and
others. The encampment proK-r opens
to-morrow with a grand parade. It is
exiKvted that 40,000 men will lie ill line.
Iirwin Ingle and Margaret West were
granted license to wed yesterday.
A miii:i. fah.vlk,
Two lllades of lirass to Cirow
Where one (irew Uefore.
I-Mitor Citizen: Since so much litis been
said on the theory and practiceof farming
and the Fanner's Alliaiicesofthisseetiou,
your correspondent has observed more
closely the improvement iu this great in
dustry, increase of farm products, etc.
Stopping iu often with a farmer to spend
the night I occasionally stroll round
about his premises to see what is going on.
The scene of my last ramble was at
Morgan Hill, iu this county, last Satur
day morning, early. The owner of the
premises is Mr. John llavis. About ten
years ago, when I first heard his name
mentioned, lie was spoken of as "Little
John Kavis," an orphan boy that uncle
Jacob Sams raised. When John married
and kit, uncle acob, his uncle, gave
him a cow and one silver dollar. John
traded the cow for an ox.aiidthcoxdied,
leaving John nothing but llicsilvcrdollar
and a tew household goods, together
with a little plat of poor land, belonging
to his young wife, whose lather was
killed at the battle ol Chick.aninuga, leav
ing a widow, Mrs. Nancy Morgan and
little Kuth, three years old, now Mrs.
John llavis. These facts I nicnlioii to
show opportunity, etc.
The first thing that called my at lenlion
was a large bag of while wool which had
been taken Irom Ruth's lambs. Thc
lexl was John's bant cut up in stalls,
shcaded around with a large loft above
where I saw about liio bushels of wheal
spread out to dry; a mowing mnchiuc
1111I rake stood under the sued. Near by
were three tine cows, which from their
appearance, had not less, perhaps, than
two gallons ol milk, each, ready for the
leaping calves to relieve I hem of. In
the same field with the cows were six
one year old hogs; one old sow and leu
pigs, alt with rings in iheir noses lo pre
vent them from rooting up the grass and
clover upon which the dew drops lay
sparkling iu the morning sunshine
I'he landlord said : "Here is my meadow."
I looked up the slope, for it was a stcPp
hillside, and 1 never suwaprellier second
growth ol' grass and clover. There was
not a strip of llat land connected with
the meadow. Clinging to the hill were
sixteen huge hay slacks and two naked
poles, making iu all, eighteen stacks ol
line hay, which will average .'1,000 pounds,
each; the twothal he hauled off, weighed
li,2(io pounds. The wet weallier spoiled
about 0,000 pounds which he had thrown
away into the gullcys. This hay is till
sold to Mr. Will lllaiiton, of this city, al
otic dollar cash jicr 100 pounds, 011 dc
livery at the stable here. 1 am not a
good guesscr, bul am satisfied thai twenty
acres of turf will cover all the grass
that 1 saw.
Mr. Havis will make several hundred
bushels of corn. He has six acres of to
bacco, which, if well cured and handled,
will bring him on a good fair sale,
$1,200. Allowing thai he will make
,'IOH bushels of corn, I which seems sure, I
together with l,"io bushels of wheal;
$f:i0 worth of hay already sold on de
livery, besides what was spoiled, Mr.
Davis willreapaniticoiucolaboul $2,000
from his hillside farm in Buncombe, this
year, outside of his little oat crop,
potatoes, cabbages, etc.
Hoes it pay to larni in Buncombe ':
Mr. Havis' land was a lew years ago
poor; he has used quantities of plaster,
guano, together with manure roni his
barn and slock yard, till he not only has
now, large crops from his farm, but his
future prosperity seems to be fixed.
1 must not forget to say thai Mrs.
llavis is the equal of her husband iu in
dustry, economy, and every other way.
that prudence and virtue suggests to a
The general success of this young man
and wile is due lo industry, economy
and energy, which they possess in a high
degree. Grass has been the great re
juveuator of the farm. More grass.
P. S. The only work stock on the
farm is a span of tine mules.
A TOI KIST'S lllliA,
"Aslievllle the Star of all this
.and of the Sky."
From the Boston Home Journal ol Au
gust S, we take the following from a let
ter written by a contributor to that
paper who has spent several weeks in
Ashevillc and the West :
"Few regions present greater attrac
tions ot wild natural scenery, and none
in the whole range ol the Alleghanics
hold out greater promise of rclicl loinva
lids in its line climate, its mineral waters
and pleasant summer relrcals. This di
vision of the Piedmont Air Line passes
from Salisbury, N. C, directly over the
great Appalachian range at Swaunnnoa
Gap, and down the hanks of the rushing
ami trembling French Broad river to
Paint Rock, wii h the western division
diverging at Ashevillc, reaching for miles
into ihe bcaulilul Pigeon valley, Ihcucc
over the dark recesses of the towering
Balsam, and gently dropping again to
I he romantic vallcysofihcTuckascgccaiid
Tennessee rivers, then bounding upwards
along the trembling waters of the Nanta
huluh to Red Marble Gup, and descend
ing the sloping sides of' tlie mountain ba
ilie lilllc streams that gather their wa
ters iulo the plains below and form the
Valley river, and on through the widi
and fertile lands that lie on its hanks to
the conlltieuce of' the lliawassce, where
the little town of Murphy nestles be
tween those crystal streams. This is the
land we have sought, and as we are to
spend some weeks iu it we will leisurely
drink its beauties in. We will slay
awhile at Black mountain, the summer
home of Senator Vance, visiting Mount
Mitchell, then wc will sojourn at Round
Knob, Alexander's, Hot Springs, all
with good hotels. At Ashevillc, the star
of this 'Land of the Sky,' we linger some
time amidst elegant comforts and con
genial society and inspiring surround
ings." Ilculc Near Marshall.
On Saturday next an Alliance and Sun
day school picnic will Ik- held one mile
south of Marshall, at which sccchcs
will be made by Gen. K. B. Vance, Mnj.
I). A. Blackwell, Col. T. B. Long, Maj.
W. W. Rollins and others. Twenty-five
hundred fjieoplc are cxiectcd to lie
present, and a general good time is
anticipated by the Madisonians on that
Thev Represented the City.
lion. Melvin F. Carter, F. A. Sondlcv
and I. G. Mcrrimon apiK-ared for the eily
nf Ashevillc in the Noland damage case
which ended in the siqierior court Satur
day, and not for the plaintiff as hereto
fore stated. The correction is chccrliilly
made in justice to the gentlemen men
tioned aliove and as a statement of fact.
;ovi.knok I IIWI.L
lasscs Through Aslievllle on His
Way to Hot Mpriniss. '
Among the passengers 011 the west
bound train for Hot Springs Sunday af
ternoon were his excellency Governor
Fowle and daughter Miss Helen, who
has recently returned from a trip lo Kn
rope. Governor anil Miss I-'owlc were en route
to Hot Springs, where they will spend
some time at the Mountain Park hotel in
quest of health anil pleasure.
F pou their arrival al the Springs they
were warmly welcomed by Lieutenant
Governor and Mrs. Thos. M. I Ii ill, lion.
Paul C. Cameron, of Hillsboro; Mr.
Clem. Manly, of Newbern; ex-Governor
Ligou, Gen. Harrison ami Col. Shepherd,
of Alabama; Mr. W. Bayard Cutting,
of' New Vork, and a host of distinguished
Southerners who are stopping at the
To-morrow evening Governor Fowle
will hold an informal reception iu tin
parlors of the hotel, when citizens of 1 lot
Springs, gueslsat the hotel anil others
will beprescuted. At tin-conclusion ofthc
reception a full dress ball will take place
in the grand ball room ofthc hotel, ll
will be a brilliant alfair, and a great
many Ashevillians will be present, so
a Ciiizi:.n representative learned last
A Distressing leath.
'I'he Franklin Press gives an account ol
the death of a young man near Highlands,
on Wednesday morning last, occurring
under such circumstances as al first to
suggest the idea of suicide. A rational
explanation is given, however, which
seems to make it clear that the death
was the result af a somewhat singular
accident. The young man and his sister
had a gymnasium iu a barn where 1 1 ley
practiced many feats ol agility, ll is
thought that the former, intending to
surprise his sister with some unusual
feat, practiced in a laurel thicket, when
his dead body was altcrward found, the
perilous one of swinging himself by tin
lower jaw, and iu sonic way lost control
of himself ami perished without the
chance of rescue. There was nothing in
the manner of ihe young man to iudicaU
depression or tiuhappiucss, lie was ha
bitually reticent, bul otherwise cheerful
iu manner and full of alacrity of move
ment, lie was about twenty-two years
of age, named Hiram Bnbcock,
son of a Mr. Bnbcock who came
from Minnesota about two years ago.
with his wife, son ami daughter, and
bought a farm near Highlands.
At llattery 1'ark.
Among the arrivals al Battery Park
Sunday and yesterday were Gen. New
ton, of Hell Gate fame. New Vork city; C.
B. Makepeace, Providence, R. I.; J. R.
Uraperand family, Oxford, Ala.; V. New
ton and wife, R. II. Cardwcll and Miss
Lena Branch, Richmond; J, S. Scales, II.
C. Cowlcs, Histricl attorney Charles
Price, North Carolina; Mrs. S.J. Tanna
lull and the Misses Taiiuahill, New Vork;
Associate Justice J. J. llavis, ofthc Slate
supreme court, Raleigh; A. M. Rulledge,
Louisville; It. Lowenberg and wife, B.
Lounsbery, Norfolk, Va.; Geo. A. Searcy.
Alabama; G. 11. Roberts, wife and Miss
Roberts, Ncwbcru, N. C; Mrs. F. O.
Menrcs and son, Mrs. B. B. Story and
ueiec, 11. Zukcrler, New Orleans; Mrs.
Andrew Pierce ami Miss Pierce, Clifton
Springs, N. V,;J. R. I'ropcr and family,
Applicable lo lluneoiiiOe, Anyway
The Atlanta Constitution of the 21-th
"On yesterday Mr. T. L. Langstou
sent Mr. II. W Grady two of the finest
peaches ever seen ill Atlanta, l'hey were
golden iu color, immense in size and dc
licons to the taste. Mr. L.augslon says
Ihey were raised on the place of Mr. J. R.
lhtiiose, mar Ashevillc, Buncombc
counly, N. C, and In-sent them up as a
sample of what Buneoinbecoiild do. He
says that the peach is without a name
and asks that a name be suggested.
'Lelipse' would be nn appropriate name."
"I-A'lipse" is good, and inasmuch as its
application when speaking of Buncombe,
its people and its products is iu the In-sl
possible taste, wc second our esteemed
Mass Meeting and I'iculc.
The Alliance mass mcei rug and picnic
at Civile lasl Saturday was a very pleas
ant all'air. There were some olio of Hay
wood's best farmers, representing the va
rious sections, present. The addresses
by Col. T. B. Long and Gen. R.
B. Vance were forcible ami lull of meaning
and were listened lo with intense inlersl.
Mr. II. C. Shook also made a good talk.
At the close of the public meeting.-! secret
session was held ami the members were
entertained by W. F. Tomlinson. The
dinner was an important part of the pro
gram, ami was well ami bountifully sup
plied by the ladies. The day was pleas
antly siicut by till.
Classification of I'mtlls.
Superintendent of eily schools Ckixton
will lie til the Orange street school build
ing from ! a. 111., to 1 p. m., to-day for
the purpose of classifying pupils propos
ing to enter the public schools of the eitv
at their oicniiig next Monday. It is
most important that every pupil shall lx
present, and parents and guardians arc
requested to give the mailer their prompt
The Rutherfnrdton Connection.
Capts. Atkinson and Coleman left yes
terday to make a rccoiinoissnncc of t In
most feasible route for the railroad con
nection with Riithcrfordton. Capt. Cole
man is employed for this purpose by
Col Coxe, president of the Three C's
road. These gentleman were to have
left, here n week ago, but were unavoida
bly delayed. We look for their report
with much interest.
k'KKPLNG IT TIIE RECORD.
thic kmh; ai;ain ;kts in its
Amos l.uusford Fatally Wounded
by William l ore In a Quarrel at
Turkey Creek Camp-Meetlnir A
Horrible Sunday Homicide.
Another bloody chapter has been ad
ded lo Buncomlie's annuls of crime, and,
this time, as iu threeother instances this
year, a human life has Ix-en taken. How,
when ami where this sort of thing will stop
is beyond the ken of mortal man unless
some steps are taken by those who have
the right lo take them, to put an end to
those deeds that have already disgraced
the fair name of our county and set law
and order at defiance. A halt must lie
called, ami no time lost in effecting ade
quate ways and means w hereby homi
cides and murders shall lie checked. Hu
man life is not safe nor society tenable
when the pistol and knife arc brought
into such reaily and fatal play upon the
slightest pretext or cause. Law, order,
society, humanity npicals for a wiping
out of these inhuman, diabolical and hell
born practices of men.
Another homicide has been e mitted
in Buncombe! The victim of passionate
liny has been summoned before his
Maker and the slayer now occupies a cell
in ihe common jail of his county. One
has lost his life, the other his lilierty and
must run Ihe chances of life or death in
a trial before a jury of hiscountry. Hor
rible to contemplate is this state of af
fairs existing in any city, town or cum
uninity. The facts connected with Sunday's
tragedy, as near us can be ascertained
areas follows: William Fore, n white
man, who lives iu French liroad town
ship, near Alexander's, attended the
farce, culled "camp meeting," at Turkey
Creek, eleven miles northwest of this city,
lie is a tall, well built man, about thirtv
years of age, and is regarded as a iieacc
ahle citizen. While at the camp grounds
he got into a dispute with Amos Luns
ford. also white, of Leicester township, a
powerfully built farmer, and regarded as
one ofthc best men physically and other
wise, iu that end of the county. So far
as strength and courage goes both men
were well matched. The trouble grew
out of ,111 insult which Fore alleges Luns
lord oll'ered him; Fore had some words
with him, and Lunsford invited him to
"take a walk clown the road and settle
it." This Fore refused to do, and leav
ing Lunsford went to n wagon in which
a friend named 11am Luther and others
were settled. Shortly after he took his
seat, Lunsford again made his apjicar
ancc and reieated his invitation to Fore
lo "settle it." Again Fore declined,
when all of a sudden Lunsford drew
back his right arm and landed a terrific
blow on Fore's right eye. Stunned and
half blinded Fore rolled or fell out of the
wagon and grappled with his assailant,
drawing his knife, an ordinary pocket
knile, at the same time.
The two men fought like tigers, until
separated by theero wd which had quickly
gathered. When they were parted it was
discovered that Lunsford had been stab
bed twice, the first wound being about
oneinch below the navel, while the second
orifice was about two inches Ik-Iow the
first slab. His intestines were protrud
ing from the cuts, and Dr. J. C. 11. Jus
tice, of this city, who wason the grounds,
was at once summoned to attend the un
Fore, who in the meanwhile, had been
arrested by deputy sheriff King, pre
sented a horrible picture. Hiseyes and the
right side of his face were terribly bruised
and blackened, and be was sull'ermg in
tense agony from a kick in the side
administered by Lunsford during the
light. Nor were these all his wounds.
In his left thigh was a stab, and the
third finger of his left hand was bleeding
profusely. Both of these wounds were
accidentally indicted upon himself by
Fore iu the melee, and gave him much
Lunsford was later taken to his home,
from where his death was reported yes
terday afternoon. Fore waived prelimi
nary examination and was brought to
this city yesterday and lodged in jail.
The deceased was a married man and
leaves a wile and several children. Fore
is also married, and has one child. Both
men have been regarded us upright,
ieaccable, good citizens previous to the
horrible aflair Sunday.
The Haywood Veterans Meetinit
Begins on Wednesday tomorrow
and will continue iu session three days.
It will Ik- an occasion of great interest in
which all the surrounding counties can
participate with equal enthusiasm.
Buncombe not less than Haywood.
We therefore exiK-et there will lie a large
outpouring from this section. The Hay
wood brethren are prepared to take all
by the hand that come, and make them
happy and comfortable.
Mauaicer of the Hoffman,
The New Vork World in sinking of
Mr. 0. K. Lansing, former manager of
the Astor House, New York, and the
Mountain Park hotel at Hot Springs,
says apropos of his assuming the man
agement of the celebrated Hoffman
"Gouvenicur K. Lansing, who for
nine years was manager of the Astor
House, has just accepted the manage
ment of the Hoffman House and its
restaurants. Mr. Lansing's ninny friends
are delighted to see him once more at the
head of n New York hotel."
Ir. and Mrs. J. S.Grant and little Miss
Grant leave to-day for Cumberland, Md.
The Hoctor will return to the city Sun
day but Mrs. Grant and daughter will
remain in Cumberland about six weeks.