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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3i,ii88g.
NORTH CAROLINA NOTES.
FAHTKKT OCEAN STEAMER,
FOLKS VOr KNOW,
PROFESSOR WILLIAM CAIN.
AT THE WHITE SULPHUR.
DI N & CO.'S RKPURT OP THI
CONDITION OF BUSINESS.
Business ill All 1'HrtN or the Coun
try Coiitiuues to Improve, and
the Ocneral Outlook Ih Brighter
than for Many Months Past.
Nkw Vokk, August IK). The following
is K. G. Dun it Co's review of trndc'for
the week t-in 1 i n Saturday, August Ml.
Lust week's suggestions in regard to
the monetary situation have been entirely
sustained hy the events of the past week.
Those who held large amounts of Gov
eminent bonds were iudueed to sell freely
at prices formerly paid by the treasury
whieh has thus been enabled to pay out
about twenty millions for bonds, hut
these heavy disbursements have seareely
changed at all the market for eommereial
paicr here, or Boston, or Philadelphia,
though speculation has been rendered
more aetive and a sharp advance in
stocks and wheat has resulted. The Sec
retary's belief that bonds to a large
amount could be obtained at priees of
fered has been justified; and he has done
what heeould umler the law to prevent
a monetary pressure. Hut the money
disbursed seems likely to relieve specula
tion rather than commercial needs; at
least, until other operations besides the
one in Government bonds have been
Stocks have advanced just $2..r() per
share in the week and 1,200,1100 shares
have been sold already at rising priees.
As yet the money for bonds has not ac
tually gone out of the Treasury, mid its
cash holdings are a little large'r than a
week ago, but its deposits in bonds are
half a million less.
Husiness in all parts of the country
continues to improve with the stimulus
of large crops. Chicago reports an im
mense increase in receipts of grain and
provisions with a considerable gain in
the sale of dry goods and clothing. Mil
waukee finds' trade improving, and De
troit and St. Paul's previous improve
ment is maintained. At Omaha, business
is very good, and though trade at Kan
sas City is rather (uiet, the demand for
money is enlarging. At Cleveland and
1'ittsburg the iron business is expanding,
and at Philadelphia the improvement is
noted in wool, groceries, iron and steel
(Old their products, and in coal, with a
good trade in drugs and chemicals and
tobacco. At lioston sales of wool arc
larger, reaching 2,100,0(10 pounds for
the week ,anl t he ilry goods trade is larger,
with prices well maintained. A heavy
demand for exports is observed in leather,
both side and splits, and a good home
demand, while the boot and shoe facto
ries are well employed at last year's
prices, and large building operations
make the lumber trade more aetive.
The situation in the iron industry is
surprisingly encouraging for a weekly
production hardly eversurpnssed, and ap
pears to be met by a wonderful demand,
although the deliveries of rails continue
below last year. The Tennessee Coal
and Iron Company gives notice ol an ad
vance of 25 cents in its prices for pig iron,
and the rise in the price of coke at Pilts
tltirg ensures some advance in pig iron
there; while bar, plate and structural
iron are in strong demand ami the works
better employed than they have lieeu be
fore for several years. An increase of
wages is reported at several establish
ments, and the building of several more
furnaces two by the Carnegie works at
Wool is not yet freely taken by manu
facturers at current priees, but the de
mand isliettcr on one side, while bidders
seem a little more ready on the other to
make the concessions required by the
present state of the dry goods market.
The high price and inferiority of cotton
embarrasses manufacturers, bula large
new supply is now .'it hand.
The interior money markets are so well
supplied that a lack of supply for com
mercial purposes at the chief eastern
cities is more noticeable. At Milwaukee,
there is more activity and strong de
mand, and at Chicago the demand is
good; but in generally thesupply isample
at the usual rates. collections arc nu
nroving at Omaha, and rather better at
Philadelphia; hut at most points the
absence ot complaint is noteworthy.
The movement of money through the
treasury to the interior continues, and
wou'd doubtless have caused some
nrcssure here but for the liberal sales of
bonds, while the bank of England has
raised its rate ol discount thus, evincing
a disposition to prevent any outflow of
nolo to tins country, sales ol commer
cial bills against cotton and other crops
nave Pcen large ami exports n oin .-c
York for the four weeks exceed lastyear.s
by nearly 22 per cent, the increase on
imports being a little larger.
It is an encouraging fact also that the
important failures of recent weeks have
not oroduecd the large crop ol" minor
disasters by many apprehended. It is re
ported that creditors willgrnutcx tension
to Wauregau mills and the st.ttcucnt from
Philadelphia is that Lewis llrollicrs will
pay fifty cents on the dollar; hut neither
in numlier nor in magnitude have the
failures of this week been unusual.
The volume of trade is still much above
that of last year, and clearings show a
gain of 8'a per cent, outside of.Ncw York.
In SH.-culativc markets the general ten
dency has been toward lower prices,
though wheat advanced on extravagant
reports of shortness in the luroicnn
"crops, but the average of prices for all
commodities is about one per cent, lower
than n week ago; and even in wheat,
after latter sales, indicate a declining
tendency as in other grain and provis
ions. The business failures oceuring through
out the country during the past seven
days as reported to the R. G. Dunn it
Co., mercantile agency by telegraph,
numlier, lot the United States, 180, and
for Canada 22, or a total of 211 as com
pared with n total of 200 last wec-k, and
211 the week previous to last. For the
con esponding week of last year the fig
ures were 220, made up of 202 failures
in the United States, and twenty-four in
the dominion of Canada.
HHELBV'S HKi STI RGKO.N.
A Monster Fish Cauiihl by an Aged
Mail A Sudden Death.
SiiKLiir, N. C, August 30 Special.
Richard Scruggs, an old man, 70 yearsof
age, to-dav caught a sturgeon in the
First Broad river which measured ivc
feet nine inches in length and weighed 102
pounds. The sturgeon was caught in a
fall trap, and is the largest ever captured
in this section. It was viewed hy a large
number of people utter it had Lccu
Mrs. Lucy A. Mallard, died here to
day of paralysis. She was 76 years old
.! n nutiw of Dlllllitl COlllltV. this State.
She leaves six living children, two of
whom, John una J allies luanaru, are
well known newspaicr men.
The Kaleigh Dispatch correspondence
ol tlic29lh says; The negroes have in
several cases recently been very turbulent
at their gatherings, The Halifax affair,
wherein Wilmington toughs attempted
to clean out the town, results in the ar
rest of Jim N'eal, Charlie Onslownnd Sam
Reese, who are now in jail at Halifax.
The police at Newlicrucday before yester
day iiad to close the doors of a negro
church, after having first driven out the
congregation. Two factions inthechurch
engaged in a desjK'rate battle. There
was much pistol firing, and the whole
neighborhood was much alarmed. The
offenders were heavily fined yesterday.
It is stated on excellent authority
that at the Methodist conference the vote
in favor of endorsing the action of the
board of trustees in removing Trinity
College to Kaleigh will be overwhelming.
It is possible that the conference will take
up the matter of so altering the bounds
of the conferences that this State will lie
in (he North Carolina conference. Now
part of it is in i he llolstoticonfcrcncennd
a small part in the Virginia conference.
An attempt may be made to gelupagain
I lie subject of the division of the North
Carolina conference. A few years ago
there was a great debate on this subject.
Winston Republican: Mr. Edward L.
Pardew, of Good Springs, Surry county,
M. C, was accidently shot through the
head on the nighr of August 20th. It
seems that he and sonic others were
playing cards, and after getting through,
Mr. Welcome Richards went to fire his
pistol and when he raised it over his
shoulder, it accidently went off. shooting
Mr. Pardew through file head. The de
ceased leaves a wife but no children.
Mr. D. K. Poindexter, who lives on Hear
Creek, in Surry county. North Carolina,
owns a nude that is thirty-two years
old. "Old Mike" is his name, and he is
known both far and near. He served in
the iron works near Koekford, during the
war, and has served through the ad
ministration of eight presidents. Old
Mike is still gaily, and seems to be in the
very prime of lite. He tends a good crop
cqcry year, and can do as much work as
a five year old animal.
Franklin Press: Mr. S. M Dills, of
Cartoogajay, has a pecan tree, probably
the only one in the county, fifteen years
old anil thirty lect high, bearing fruit
this year for the first time. Tom Mc-
Gaha. aiut.i Mr. lirendle, found a den of
rattlesnakes in Swain a lew. days ago,
and killed thirty-five, all of large size.
We were shown at the drug store Inst
Friday a beet that bcatsallthc beets that
have not heretofore been beaten by any
beet. It measured twenty-seven inches
long and twenty-three inches around,
and weighed sixteen pounds. It was
raised by Mr. J. M. Daltou, of Cowec.
Rev. Charles L. HofVmau, of Lincohi-
ton, N. C, delivered a short, interesting
and well constructed sermon at St.
Agues' Episcopal chinch last Sunday
A telegram from Salisbury tinder date
of August 21), says: Orders from Wash
ington have at last been received here to
move the internal revenue otliees from
here to Statcsville, and that they are to
be moved bv the first of September,
hence every thing in the ofliee is hustling
to gel ready to move. Most x'oplc will
be glad of this, f hough it will not be as
convenient at Statcsville as here. It is
supposed that a stamp ofliee will lie es
The Charlotte Democrat says: Prof. J.
Coltou l.ynes, formerly a teacher in
King's Mountain Military School, has
been elected president of the Middle Geor
gia Military and Agricultural College at
Milledgevilic, to till the place made va
cant bv the resignation of Gen. D. II.
Hill. -Mr. William A. French has do
nated about sixty acres of laud to the
city of Wilmington for the purpose of
making a park of it.
Morgantou Star: John Hubbard and
David Smith were before Esq. Abernethy,
last Sunday, charged with an affray and
disturbing the K-ace, the same day, at
Rutherford College. Hubbard paid fine
and cost. Smith, in default of payment
of fine and cost, was sent to jail for five
days, but was turned loose Tuesday upon
arranging line and cost.
The above was the effect of new brandy,
which always crazes a man und turns
him a fool.
Death of Mrs. W. E. ClirlHtlan.
Cii.mii.otth. N. C, August .'!(). Mrs.
W. E. Christian, nee Julia Jackson, the
only child of Stonewall Jackson, died
here at six o'clock this morning niter two
weeks illness of typhoid fever. Her hus
band is editor of a weekly paper here
called the Charlotte Democrat. Her
mother resided with her unci her husband.
The remains will be taken to Lexington,
Virginia, this evening for interment.
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I.KXINO 1 1 va., Ollgust uw. l uv i.-
liiains ol Mrs. . iv. inrisuun, wno men
at Charlotte, N. C, this morning, will be
buried here beside her father, General
Thus. J. Jackson, ( Stonewall I to-moi-
Dakota Democratic Nominations.
Fahoo, N. 1)., August 30. The follow
ing nominations were made by the Dem
ocratic convention last night : For mem-
lier of Congress. Capt. I). . Marattn.
present I S. marshal; Governor, W. N.
Roach; Lieutenant Governor, S. K. Mc
Giuuis; secretary of State. A. S. Frostid;
treasurer, C. R.Lord; auditor, P. O. Pc
gard; attorney general, T. K. Hangs; su
IKrinlendent cif public instruction, C. A.
Kent; supreme court judges, W. P. Miller
nul Gammon: commissioner of ag
riculture, J. R. F.glKTt; commissioner; of
insurance, w . .. rriciney , rauroau com
missioners, F. P. Wright, . A. Ealey and
The Hottom Drops Out.
Romk, On., August HI). While a well
.., 1...:...r .1,,.r tl.c ttiifi'u in flip country
yesterday, and when the workmen hail
reached a ileptli ot twenty-live icet, to
their consternation the bottom of the
well suddenly fell out dropiug them ten
feet and lodging them in a cave. Explo
ration was the next thing in order. It was
found that the cave was miles in length
with chamlxrs of various sizes here and
there. Finally the cave parted into sev
eral apartments, leading in various di
rections. When the party returned, on
exploring party wns-fornicd which will
thoroughly explore nil parts of the cave.
Captured and Escaped.
Victoria, B. C, August 30. The
.,,,,.,- PnllifimW nrrived from Hch-
i-;,r u..ii l.iizt tiiirlir Cjintain O'lA'.irv 1C-
imrts that his shin was hoarded hy the
reVenue cutter Rush, in Hehriug sea July
in I ;. !, in, , it Tnl tic took 854 seal
skins that were on board, and all the
guns and ammunition, and then placed
tlio r,nr4nr,flEllT ol t lw R lish fill Hoard
with instructions to take the schooner
to Sitka. After the Rush left the Path
finder headed for Victoria despite the
protest of the prize crew.
The City of Paris Beat Her Own
Nkw York, August 28. The steamship
City of Paris, which nrrived this morn
ing, has broken the record again, beating
her own best time from Ouccnstown hy
three hours and forty-nine minutes. Her
actual time (reckoning by Greenwich
time I from Ouccnstown to Sanely Hook
lightship was five days, nineteen hours
and eighteen minutes. She left (Juecns
town at 2.0!) p. m., (Greenwich time) on
Friday. Her run for the first day was
4-32; for the second, 403; third, 502;
fourth, 500; and fifth, 501). The run
from 2.09 p. in. (Greenwich time) Tues
day afternoon to 0.27 a. in. (same time)
to Sandy Hook lightship was 30 miles.
The total distance traveled was 2,788
miles. Favorable conditions marked
every day's run, and although the liest
on record for one day's steaming (511
miles,) was not approached, she came
within two miles ol it in one day and
within five on another. She logged nine
miles less than on her preceding west
ward trip, when she made the distance
in five days, twenty-three hours and ten
minutes. She also traveled on this pas
sage tour miles less than when she made
her lest-on-reeord trip to the eastward
five days twenty-three hours and thirty
eight minutes. The vessel brought a
total of 1,01 passengers.
Are the Indications Concerning a
Settlement of the Htrlke.
London, August 30. The indications
this morning are not very favorable to
the immediate settlement of the strike.
A meeting of the committee of strikers,
presided over hy John Hums, was held
last night, at which important action
was taken, looking to making the strike
general. A manifesto was issued by the
committee early this morning solemnly
appealing to workmen in every calling in
Loudon to strike on Monday next, unless
the demands of doekmeu be conceded he
fore that date. The final demands of
these men are: Sixjieiicc an hourfora reg
ular day's work, and eight pence per hour
for over time, counting from 0 p. in. to 8
a. in. as over time hours; under the eon
tract system pay to lie eight pence during
regular working hours and a shilling for
overtime; nobody to be employed for
less than four hours. A mass meeting of
workingmen has been called for Sunday
at Hvde Park.
Yesterday I was returning from the
courthouse square to my home on Chest
nut street when the street railway car
passed down toward Doubleday. Iliad
advanced but a few steps when a boy on
a tricycle passed inc oil the sidewalk.
""There," I said, to myself, "goes the
street ear, propelled by one ol the hidden
forces of nature, and even the boy on the
tricycle knows it, but lie does not know
that the same hidden mystery is also
profiling his machine. He thinks his
legs and feet are proielliug it." Well, is
he right ? Let us examine to see. The
wheels of his little machine turn
and that is tin effect of a cause. Then
we find that the boy's feet and legs
act as the nearest cause to the effect.
Hut as a cause is always an effect
of a higher cause, we have to
enquire what it is that makes
the boy s feet and legs move the wheels
of bis tricycle ? Is it the boy's will? If
so, on what does his will act? And
what is the cause of the action of the
will? Suppose the boy's legs should be
come paralyzed, would not his machine
stop? Could his will then act on his
legs: No; the will cannot move a par
alyzed limb. When the overhanging
wire of the electric railway is broken,
the machine under the car becomes par
alyzed, and the car slops, for the electric
current the propelling force cannot
reach it. So it would lie with the boy s
legs; let the conducting wires the nerves
be broken, the electric current cannot
pass from the human, electric dynamo to
the limbs of the body.
Without electricity there could not he
lile either animal or vegetable; and so,
without it, this earth would Iwcome a
dead planet. T. C. Wkstai.i..
Wasihsoton, I). C, August 30. The
President has appointed F. C. Hum
phreys postmaster nt Pcnsacola, Fla.,
vice Charles E. Young removed.
The Postmaster-General has issued an
order offering $1,000 reward lor the ar
rest and conviction in the V. S. court
of any jiersoii found guilty of making an
armed attack upon a stage coacn or
railway mail car having mails in transit.
The Secretary of the Treasury this
alteruoon accepted !M,bl2.f,20() tour per
cent, at 1.28 ami $5,000 M'jxt cents, nt
A. W. Harris, of Virginia, has lieen ap
pointed insjiector of customs, and will be
stationed at Newport News, a.
At Washington Washington 2; Phil
ndclphin 2 tic.
At Pittsburg Pittsburg 8. Chicago 1
At Baltimore Baltimore 3, Louisville
At Philadelphia Athletic 9, Cincinnati
At New York Brooklyn 1, Kansas
At Pittsburg Pitsburg 5, Chicago 9.
At Cleveland Cleveland 4, Indianapo
At New York New York 7, Boston 2.
Robbed and Killed by Trainpn.
LvNCiiiU KC, Va., August 30. A spe
cial to the Advance from Lihcrty says :
"A colored man was found on the Nor
folk and Western railroad this morning
two miles above this place with one leg
cut off and nn arm terribly mashed. He
was alive when found, and stated that
he was robbed by three white tramps
and thrown from the train. He died
soon after being found.
Railroad Franchises Sold.
New York, August 30. At noon to
day the franchises, tracks, etc., of the
Broadway surface railroad were sold nt
auction at the real estate exchange for
$25,000. Col. Daniel Lnmont was the
purchaser. There was no other bid.
The Weather To-ay.
Washington, D. C, Aug. 28. Indica
tions for North Carolina: Fair; slight
changes in temperature; easterly winds.
Won the Medal.
A match game of baseball for a gold
medal was played hy the West End and
Acudemy nines in this city yesterday aft
ernoon. The West End boys again came
off victors and the medal is "ther'n."
The A. & M. Col'ege will open on Oc
PROROGI'INU THi: BRIT
Thankful to Recoicnlze the SIkuh
of lirowinK Prosperity In the
RelurnliiK Confidence Every
London, August 30. The Parliament
was prorogued to-day until November
16. The Queen in her speech of proroga
tion said: "My Lords: It is with much
satislaction I relieve you from the labors
of a protracted session. Our relations
with other powers continue most cor
dial. Since the lieginning of the session
nothing has happened to diminish ourcon
lident exectationsofunbrokcn Hump.- in
pence. The only exception to the tran
quility of events has been theverv partial
renewal of the attempts formerly made
by the followers of the Mahdi to invade
the Southern frontier of Egypt. The
invading force was arrested and dis
jicrscd with conspicuous gal'antry and
complete effect by the Khedive s troops,
supported by a small British contingent
under General Grenfcll. The conference
upon the affairs of Samoa, consisting of
Representatives of Great Britain, Ger
many and America, which assembled at
Herlin in the soring, agreed upon a con
vention, regulating the government ol
those Islands. This instrument has been
accepted by me, and by the Hnqieror ol
Germany, and now awaits the assent ol
the American Senate. At my suggestion,
the King of Belgium has consented to
summon an autumn conference of Euro
Kin powers to lie held at Brussels to
consider the present condition of the
slave trade by land and sea, and deliber
ate measures for the arrest and mitiga
tion of the evils, which this traffic still
inflicts upon mankind. I have come to
an agreement with the French republic
by which various controversies respect
ing the boundaries of our respective pos
sessions on the west coast of Africa have
been adjusted. A new postal telegraph
convention has been concluded with
France and Germany. It has afforded
me much pleasure to accept the lovtil
offers of revcral native princes and chiefs
who have come forward to share the
military burdens imposed upon my sub
jects in British India. 1 welcome their
eo-o)eration m the common defense ol
the empire. Gentlemen ot the House of
Commons, I gladly aeknowledgcthe care
and liberality with which you have pro
vided for the wants of the public service."
My Lords and Gentlemen : The meas
ures you have tnkcnjwith no grudging
hand to strengthen the naval defenses
will enable my subjects to pursue indus
try und enterprise in more complete se
curity of peuce, and the act reforming
local government of Scotland will. 1 am
convinced, contribute largely to the
welfare and contentment of my people
in Scotland. I much regret that pressure
upon your time prevented your passing
the hill conferring responsible govern
ment on my subjects in western Australia
and trust this very desirable object will
be effected at an early period.
I note with satisfaction the improve
ments introduced into the constitution
of the universities of Scotland and the
steps you have tnkcu .UuWJds the estab
lishment of b clinical education in Eng
land and Wales. The intermediate ed
ucational act for Wales will supply the
deficiency in the educational system
which has been acutely felt for many
years, and 1 have assented with much
pleasure to the bill for bringing the less
prosjierous portions of Ireland into rapid
communication with the principal mar
kets of the United Kingdom by means of
a systematieextension ofrailways. This
provision will confirm the increasing
agricultural and commercial well being
which has accompanied the gradual sup
pression of disorder in Ireland, and I
sincerely hope the new board of agricul
ture will be the means of still further de
veloping the oldest of onr national indus
tries. I am thankful to be able to recog
nize the signs of growing proserity as
the fruit of returning confidence every
where discernible. In hope that under
the ) cration of your wise counsel it may
lie strengthened by a hearty concord of
all my suoiects, 1 commend von rever
ently to the merciful care ol Almighty
MRS. SENATOR VAMfE
And Her Son Mr. Harry Martin al
the Battery Park.
The brilliant, accomplished and univer
sally popular wife of North Carolina's
beloved ex-Gov. and present learned and
able Senator, Mrs. Z. B. Vance, arrived
from "Gombroon" yesterday afternoon
and is at present a guest at the Battel y
Park hotel. She is accompanied by her
son Mr. Harry Martin, and will remain
here several days. Insocial circles at the
national capital no lady is more distin
guished than Mrs. Vance, formerly Un
acknowledged leader of Louisville so
ciety as Mrs. Martin, and her charming
receptions arc noted throughout the I'n
ion for the very brilliant coterie of social
leaders and men and women of high fame
and name wdio assemble nt her splendid
mansion to pay her deserved homage
upon these occasions. Mrs. Vance is no
less popular with the ieople than "Our
Zeh" the noble and distinguished son dl
a noble and distinguished State.
Roped In by Raiiibllnit ReporlerH
Roanilnic Round the City.
The United Workmen held nn import
ant business meeting at their lodge room
on College street last evening.
A countryman leading a bear cub
through the streets attracted considera
ble attention from the gamin clement
The city schools for w hite pupils will
ojien Monday, and the prosieetsarethat
they will lie very largely attended the
coming school year.
Attention is called to the new adver
tisement of the electric street railway in
this morning's issue. The change in
schedule is made for the benefit of lalior
ing people in the vicinity of the old Wepot.
The farewell concert of the Swiss Bell
Ringers will take place in the ball room
of the Battery Park hotel this evening,
beginning at 8.80 o'clock. Thecompnny
gave a performance nt Ilcndcrsonvillc
Col. P. H. Winston, late of Winston, N.
C, is spoken to be the Lieutenant-Governor
of Washington Territory.
Who They Are i where Thev Are,
and What They Are Doing.
II. E. Fulenwider of Greenville is here.
Hon. II. A. Gudger has returned from
Mr. Fred. S. Johnston, ex-cditor of the
Franklin Press, is here with his bride.
Mr. Dan F. Suinincy, of Charlotte, is
renewing acquaintances in the city.
McBride Holt and the Misses Tate of
Graham, N. C, are at the Grand Central.
Capt. Natt Atkinson hasgone to Tran
sylvania on a railway exploration tour.
Associate justice Jos. J. Davis, of the
State supreme court, returned to Raleigh
Capt. C. M. McLoud has sufficiently re
covered from his recent illness to be out
on the streets again.
Dr. W. E. Pclham, of Newberry, S. C.
who has been in the city for several
weeks left for his home yesterday morn
ing. Mrs. Eli M us tin , who has been visiting
her parents in this city for some weeks
past, left for her home at Augusta, Ga.,
Rev. R. P. Rmnley, pastor of the Second
Hapfist church, colored, in this city, is
quite sick with typhoid pneumonia al his
residence on Short street.
CD. Arthur, of the firm of Geo. X.
Ives & Co., Raleigh, who has been visit
ing manager A. P. Mitchell of the
Western Pniou telegraph office in this
city for several davs, left for his home
Misses Bessie Sherrill of Newton, N. C,
and Hallie Dail of Newbcrn, two beauti
ful und accomplished young ladies, have
returned to their respective homes alter a
mouth's pleasant visit to Mrs. R. P.
Walker, near this city.
AN lvl.Hii.4NT UKRMAN
Largely Attended by Prominent
Society People, Etc.
The german at the Battery Park last
evening led by Mr. Clarence Mitrplicy
with Miss Helen Fowle, was oneof those
pleasant events thateannot be accurately
described ill cold type no matter how
great the inspiration that may be
engendered by such scenes. To say that
it was a charming success and n delight
ful affair would not hall liegin to illus
trate the splendid manner in which it
went off' or the enchanting pleasures
which attended the glorious dance.
The music by Prof. Pcarson'soreliestra
was simply elegant, and over thirty
couples participated. Among the ladies
were the Misses Mills, Low, Rchan, Jack
son, Branch, Lceman, Tucker, Patter,
McNcely, Monteiro, May Branch,
Holmes, Snow, Ironmonger, Dorajones,
McLaughlin and Mcsdamcs Chas. Price,
A. Simonds, Christopher, Emerson,
ChalTc, Low, and others. Thegeiitlemcn
were Messrs. T. S. McHcc. McNeeley, A.
M. Waddcll, jr., . G. Mcn inion, W. W.
Avery, J. R. Camp, II. M. Jones, T. Car
son, W. 1). Williams, D. W. Ilastic, 1). C.
Waddcll, jr., Ogdcn, Jcnks, Harry Mar
tin, Northrop, Kennedy, .R. P. Foster,
Merrick, Milliard, Carroll, Collins and
Of the spectators Mrs. Senator Vance,
Mrs. Henry lackson, Mr. and Mrs. Mr-
Kenncy, ex-Governor and Mrs. Jarvis,
District Attorney Charles Price, Judge
and Mrs. McConiiell, Colonel and Mrs.
Coxe, Major T. M. Emerson, Mr. Andrew
Simonds, jr., Mr. Otis M. Coxe, Mr. and
Mrs. Christopher, Miss Pope, Major R.
McLaughlin, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Daven
port, were prominent.
THE HA I. LEW CASE.
The Preliminary IuveHtlication
Before Justice Summcv at the court
house yesterday the preliminary investi
gation of the charge of child murder
against David and Mary Ballew, formerly
of this county, was held. Solicitor Car
ter of the criminal court conducted the
prosecution and Major W. II. Malone
renrcscntcd the defendants. Nineteen
witnesses for the State were examined.
while three others told what they knew
that would tend towards clearing thede
fendants of the scriouschargciipoii which
they were summoned to apixar Ivfore
the bar of justice. The examination was
continued far into the night, and the tes
timony adduced was such that the sit
ting magistrate could not do otherwise
than remand the defendants to jail
trial licforc the criminal court of this
eouiitv at its Oetolier term. Readers of
Tun Citizkn have already read the horri
ble story of the alleged crime for which
the Ballews stand indicted, and a recti
tion of its sickening de-tails is altogether
unnecessary. The case will probably be
the first disposed of at the Oetolier term
The Sixth Victim.
The Knoxville Journal of yesterday an
nounces the death of another one of the
ill fated participants in the oH?niiig cclc
bration of the Knoxville. Cumberland
Gnn and Louisville railroad. Mr. Edwin
S. Barker died on Thursday afternoon,
after undergoing an amputation of his
left leg, He was a young man, only
twenty-eight years of age, a native of
Buffalo, N. '., and for thirteen years a
resident of Knoxville, where he made him
self a good name. He was a member of
the M. E. church South.
The wounded arc generally doing well.
Mr. Alexander Wilson, sonof Maj. James
W. Wilson, engineer, is rapidly 'improving,
and will be removed to his himc in Mor
gantou in a few days.
The City Council was in session last
An AHlievllle Hoy Elected to the
Chuir of MalheinatlcH.
We learn from the News and Observer
of yesterday, and learn it with my sin
cere pleasure, that the board of trustees
if the I'uiversitv, w hich met in the ex-
utive office the prceeeding day to fill the
aeaucy in the chair of mathematics oc-
.asioued by the death of Pofessor Ralph
Iravcs, had elected Professor William
aiu, C. Iv. There were twenty-ix ap
licants, all of them of the highest quali
atioti. Professor Cain is well remem
bered here by many of the older inhabi
tants. He was a grandson of the late
udge Bailey, long a resident of Ashe-
ville. Young Cain lived here much of his
boyhood, and in subsequent years Sent
much time in the mountains in survey
ing and engineering, during which time
he gave valuable aid to Professor W. C.
Kerr in preparing his excellent map of
North Carolina, lie was bom in Ilills
boro, in this State, in ls7. We take
the following from the News and Ob
server: He is a characteristic and true North
Carolinian in every sense. During the
war he served awhile in the Confederate
irmv. He afterward studied law under
udge Bailee, but concluded to devote
himself to mathematics and engineering,
particularly, practical engineering, rail
road location and construction.
For seven years he was professor of
mathematics and engineering in the
Carolina Military Inslituteat Charlotte,
which was conducted on the West Point
basis as far as civil studies were con
cerned. He was for two years locating
tad building railroads and was engaged
in collecting data tor the map lor me
geological survey of North Carolina.
Since Oetolier 1882 lie lias neen pro
fessor of mathematics in the S. C. Mih-
iry Institute, a branch ol the State
niversitv. He has written six books
on various branches of bridge building
old engineering in an Nostrum! s series
which have given him great eminence as
i mathematician, lie is a member ol
the American Society of Civil Engineers
nul has been it teacher ol pure mat He
matics a d engineering for over twelve
ears, lie is said to lie a constant anil
diligent student and at the same time
one of the best of practicalcivilcnginccrs.
I he late Colonel. K. K. Uridgcrssaul that
he was the best locating engineer he ever
JACKSON'S IAt till Tl.lt DEAD.
lireaklntcof the Link Between the
Living and the Immortal Hero.
Probably no event of the kind, sad
enough under any circumstances, could
excite the profound interest and sympa
thy as that which attaches to the death
of the daughter of the beloved and brill-
ant Conlederalc leader, Thomas J. Jack
son. Time has old . increased theadmira-
liou which his military exploits awak
ened ; time has served to strengthen and
broaden the fame which has goneabroad
over all tlie world ; tunc has only utulcu
to the reverence and affection with which
his memory is cherished. This, his only
hild, has been the living link which con
nected the living survivors with the dead
chieftain. While she lived he seemed to
live in her. The loyal affection that had
gone out to him clung to thedaughter as
part of him. Stonewall's child was the
hild of the soldier, the child of the South,
ind was not wanting in some of the love
of the North. North Carolina was grate
ful that on her soil she had made her
home. She was half North Carolinian
my way; when she came to pass her
wedded life among us she became alto
gether one. It is the sad ending ot a
young and happy life; but it is the break
ing of the last living link that bound us
to the immortal Stonewall Jackson.
AMON THE FARMERS.
The Bethel Alliance Picnic at
(ieueral Vance's Yesterday.
The members of the Bethel Farmer's
Alliance, this county, held a rousing pic
nic at General R. B. Vance's "Riverside"
place on the French Broad yesterday.
The assemblage was very large, and
much enthusiasm was manifest among
the farmers. An elegant dinner was
served to the vast tnroiig, alter which
addresses upon agricultural subjects and
dliauce topics were delivered by Gen
Vance. Col. Long, Major Hlackwell, Col.
Fagg, Dr. Harris. Mr. W. T. Reynolds,
Capt. J. R. Dubose, and o"rs. To-day
mother alliance picmi. M..nlic shak
ing will lie held at Mills Kivqr, at which
Sieeches will be made by the gentlemen
named above and Messrs. Toiuliuson
and Freeman. A large crowd and
pleasant time isexpectcd. These farmers'
picnics are rapidly growing into promi
nence, and arc productive of much good
feeling among the "men who guide the
plow" the dependence of a nation of
consumers. All over the west these pic
nics and public discussions are being
held let us hope with rich and fruitful
results, not alone to the tillers of the
soil, but to every class and profession of
Who are at the Park.
Among the late arrivals at Battery
Park, Tiik Citizen last night noticed
the following: Mrs. 1). K. linger, the
Misses linger, Mrs. Shepherd and Mrs.
W. C. Flower, of New Orleans; John
Doiman and wife, of Richmond; W. H.
Pace and Miss Mary H. Snow, of
Raleigh; Mrs. 7.. B. Vance and Mr. J. H.
Martin, of Gombroon; E. W. Voight and
wife, Miss Gunthcr, of Detroit; Mr. I). T.
Hastie. ji ., of Charleston ; Miss Pope, of
Louisville, and others.
The Haywood BaptlHtH.
The Haywood County Baptist Asso
ciation, one of the largest und most in
fluential denominational bodies in the
West, is now in session at Wayncsvillc.
A large delegation from every church be
longing to the organization is reported
THE CONQUESTS OF AN ASHE
An Elegant Dinner to the Beauti
ful MIhh connally of this) City at
the EnniouH Went vlnclnla Sum
mer ReHort LaHt week.
SK-einl Curresponilcnce to The Citizen.
WlllTK Srl.mil'R Sl'RINflS,
Giti-i-NiiKM-K, W. Va., August, 1889,
1 have long known the White Sulphur
to lie worthy of its reputation as the
queen of watering places, and I am not
surprised to find that the delights even of
the Battery Park can lie relinquished for
a few days in its favor. Indeed, the two
places are so often compared, as the re
sorts par excellence of the South, after
knowing one, there is naturally a desire
to become acquainted with the other.
True the White Sulphur has no tully-ho,
but it boasts a record of one hundred
years. Our parents and grandparents
drank these waters and sighed soft sighs,
anil listened tote- ler utterances beneath
these trees, on the loveliest lawn in the
world. But all the more glory to the
Huttcry Park, which, yet in its infancy,
dares to be a rival of springs so rich in
the aroma of antiquity. This contrast is
uppermost in my mind to-day, because 1
notice the arrival of Capt. V. E. McBee
and his lienutiful wife. She is one of the
most regal looking women here. They
are accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Swann,
of New York, who have already become
the centre of an admiring circle of friends.
However, I must limit my pen to your
Attorney General Davidson secmsquite
as much at home here as in his native
hills, and, if I am not mistaken, he will
look in nt White Sulphur a.-jain, for he
lakes very kmdly to "what we do at the
And Asheville has sent us that charm
ing little debutante, Miss Connally, of
l erniliurst. hlie attracts that attention
which is only given to those who rule by
the right divine to govern our days of
joy. Indeed, she possesses, as one of her
admirers recently said of her, the trinity
of beauty, cleverness, and that whieh is
greater than these, the indescribable
charm that magnetizes. It would take
whole letter to record her triumphs,
and I must lie content with telling you
that hy lar the most lieautilul dinner ot
the season was given her a few evenings
ago by Mr. Heck, of Raleigh. The table,
arranged for fourteen couples, was al
most a bank of pink roses and Icrns. The
dinner cards for the ladies were bouquets
l La I' ranee roses tied with pink rib
bons. The menu cards were on pink
atin and the lights were veiled in shades
f the same becoming color. The deli
cious wine-enriched bouquet was in keep
ing with these accessories, and, after sev
eral hours around the floral board, the
company adjourned to the reception
room, where .Miss Connally sang sweet
Spanish songs to the accompaniment of
the guitar, rule has sjient a year or two
in Spain and I fancied I detected a subtle
suggestion of that land of romance as I
saw her graceful figure, gowned in dainty
mull, bending over her blue ribboned
guitar. She was surround by the guests
of the dinner, among whom I recognized
Governor and Mrs. Lec, Mrs. Rutherford
and other ladies and gentlemen who have
made this season at the White Sulphur
worthy to tie remembered among its an
Many other North Carolinians have
added to the attractiveness of the White
Sulphur this season, but as they have not
the good fortune to reside in your beauti
ful mountain girt town, they can have no
place in this record. Carolina.
KlvOUH AND BOVD
Sever Their Connection with the
(ireeiiHboro North State.
The last number of the above journal
contains the valedictory of its editors,
Messrs. Boyd and Keogh, and the an
nouncement that the pajier passes into
the hands of a publishing company to be
continued ill the service of the Republi
can party. Whilst disagreeing with our
retiring friends in to(o on political mat
ters, we pay willing tribute to the ability
with which they have conducted their
pajK'r, and liear testimony to their uni
form courtesy and general fairness. Po
litical controversy is deprived of all its
bitterness and most of its unpleasant
ness when conducted with reference of
the inherent right of all men to the en
joyment and expressions of their opin
ions. We think they are in error in their
political views. So in turn do they think
we are. None the less was their mutual
courtesy and undisturbed pleasant per
sonal relations. The party they served
so well, and which in turn, served them
so cavalierly, will lose a right arm in
North Carolina in losing Messrs. Boyd
and Keogh. They were hy all odds its
strongest rallying point and its most ef
fective organ. As a party man, we do
not regret the change. As a journalist,
we do cxjierience a loss which we accept
with profound reluctance.
A (iood nay's Work.
We arc in the habit of thinking; that
Asheville could do a good day's work in
dealing with the wicked, and heaping up
the city treasury with fines imposed.
The Wilmington Review lets us know we
have something to learn. It says, speak
ing ol the 28th :
The fines in the Mayor's court yester
day amounted in all to $105. Some of
this was remitted, but the net amount
collected was $80. The seven Spanish
sailors were made to pay $G0. They
were each fined $10 but the whole was
lumied at $00. It was a good day's
Licensed to Wed.
The following parties were granted
marriage license by the register of deeds
W. F. Wallcn to Julia Holcombe.
Jas. F. Frady to Nancy A Pressley.
W. J. Manes to Polly Arrowood.
A Pink Ball.
Guests at Battery Park will revel in
the glories of a pink ball at that elegant
hotel Tuesday evening next. The ball
will he opened at 9 o'clock and a most
delightful evening is anticipated.
As soon as the shackles and chains,
which have been ordered, arrive, chief of
police Baird will establish a chain-sang.
The scheme is a good one and should
have been in operation here long since.