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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER i, 1889.
THE l.I'HKINU DANGERS 4
The Maliiciilty and Ill-Breedlnic of
Mrd Canfield, the Kansas Cor-
renpondent-Tlie South on Peril
Weaver vii.LEt N. C, August 30.
Sonic poet wrote aliout the quiet re
treats of tlic ocean," The restfulness of
this mountain region recalls the pleas
ant idea. Friar Tuck's favorite saying
"Pax Voliiseutn" seems peculiarly ap
plicable to the mountaineers of far failed
Hunconilic. At first glance, a sti anger
would conclude that nothing short of an
earthquake would disturb their serenity,
and he would be about right in his con
clusion. Hut recently the peace of the
whole Southern people, including Bun
combe, has been rudely and criminally
broken, and, astounding as it may seem,
by a woman ! Some witty parson once
demonstrated that there were no women
in Heaven. How did be do it ? Hy (loot
ing the scripture that says, "There was
silence in Heaven for the space ot half an
hour!" That was his major premise, as
the syllogists would say. His minor
premise was "suppressed," to use the
language of the logicians, but wlien ex
pressed in plain English it ran this wiser
"No woman ever did keep silence for half
an hour." The conclusion was inevita
ble: "Therefore there are no women in
lien veil. "That preacher and his logic have
never been ranked among my favorites.
Kill 1 think that it Mis. Canlicld of Kansas
had had her memory jogged with that
uncharitable piece of reasoning she would
never have written that famous, or rather
infamous, letter from Nashville, which has
set the South aflame and the world agog.
To say it exploded with the suddenness
and uncxiK'cledncss of a dynamite bomb
in a prayer meeting, or a chip of thunder
trom n cloudless suy. is putting it niuiiiy.
The iicople were first dazed, then out
raged bv it. To tnem it souniieo use n
fire bell "at midnight like the rattle of a
ICttcr writing has Im.ch a dangerous
business so far back as history can re
member. For some unaccountable reason
people appear more reckless in letters
than in conversation. "Walls can hear'
and "Ditchers have ears" are sawsof gen
eral acceptation, and whose wisdom is
commonly acted on. A man will take
you olT to one side and then look all
round carefully to see if any eavesdrop
pers arc witbiii earshot before communi
cating anything of importance. I have
heard my husband laughingly assert that
he had one friend up in "grand and his-
toric old Tike" who was so careful and
so fearful of others hearing what he had
to sav that he'll take you out on a raft
in the middle of the Mississippi, and then,
with hand to mouth, whisper the mo
mentous fact that your house was on
lire. That man is simply the average
citizen exaggerated in regard to careful
ness of talk. Hut put a pen into his hand
and all his circumspection seems to van
ish. In the slang ol the day, "the bridle's
off." I "speech is silvern" and "silence is
golden," then not to write private let
ters which may lie published and being
published, may cause suffering, anger, an
guish and red ruin, should lie certainly
classed as "a diamond of the first wa
ter." To go no farther back than our own
country, a private letter, unwittingly
published, caused Aaron Burr to kill Al
exander Hamilton at bloody Weehaw
kcn. A letter kept Martin Van Hurcn
from the nomination for the Presidency
in 1844, and gave it to that distinguished
son of North Carolina, James K.Polk.
And, in passing, 1 willsay that if any pol
itician needs confirmation of the doctrine
of the necessity of being wise as a ser
pent, let him read Senator Kenton's ac
count of the conspiracy to extract that
fatal letter from the Sage of Kindcrhook,
who was popularly credited with his lull
share of serpentine astuteness.
The same vear another great states
man, Henry Clay, wrote a letter on the
yery same question, "Tlie Immediate An
nexation of Texas," which forever put a
quietus on his presidential hopes. After
that letter killed him dead as Julias
C.Tsar, he declared that he'd rather walk
a thousand miles to communicate a fact
bv word of mouth than write a letter !
lie was quite old to learn that "a burnt
.child dreads the fire."
To come down to "the history of our
own times," we all remember the famous
postscript, "Hum this Letter," of Hob
Ingersoll's "plumed knight." In the glo
rious campaign ofl8N4 the "Kuril this
Letter" became as forceful as "My Dear
Fisher;" and since the Klainilcs are de
termined to find parallels between the il
lustrious Kentucky Whig anil their idol,
they might put the likeness in this shape.
"Mem.: First, point of resemblance. Nei
ther could be President; second, they
both committed political hari-kari by
writing letters; third, here all resem
Take another "example to our pur
pose quite," as Robert Pollock would
say Field M arshal M unit 1 1 a blend . 1 1
wasn't a "bare bodkin" that did the
work for him. It was a steel pen. Not
content with having a whole daily news
papcr to express his opinion in, he car
ried on a rushing correspondence with
Mr. Secretary Chase, in which he, with
perfect abandon, ran amuck on all the
Republican worthies, including many
who arc now ranked among Republican
saints Lincoln, Grant ft ul "'"e A'cmis.
The grandson of his grandfather nomi
nated the field marshal as minister to
Germany. Everybody said the brilliant
faber-slasher had earned the place by
faithful party service. Everything was
going on swimmingly, when, presto!
hiitiirc! some enemy rummaging in
inustv niiieon holes, unearthed thosesav-
ni.p an d forirotten letters, and lo! Mural
was knocked out as completely as the
great apostle of the Koston Cult knocked
out Jake Kilrain at Richburg. He must,
alter he recovered nis oreaiu aim oeuaca,
have recalled these famous old lines:
"If no toon, 1 am dune for,
What wm I bcKun fur?"
I might fill columns with obituary no
tices of suicides who took the letter route.
Kut enough. This rwioe Irir iri'ttiniT rid
- ! 1 r n
ot a pestiferous public character seems
never to tan: snoot into mm one ot
his free and easy, happy go lucky private
letters loaded, but not intended for pub
But "to return to our mutton" Mrs.
Canfield, of Kansas. She may have
learned this bad trick from that brilliant
male scold lohn James Ingnlls, the
tutelar Republican saint of Bleeding Kan
sas. He is much given to "getting his
foot in it"by way of private letters un
expectedly published, fcverybouy willal
once recall the hullabullo created during
the Chicago convention Inst year by his
"some fellow like Phelps lor vice-president"
letter. Aud for two months he hns
been busy explaining that another of his
letters is a lorgery.
So Mrs. Cnnncld followed the bad ex
ample of Hon. John Jecms and poured
out her inward soul in a vitriolic letter to
a friend in Kansas who jierversely pub
Now, our conscience-keepers to the
northward have, first and last, had much
to say about "the plantation manner" of
the Southerners. Hut I undertake to say
that no Southron in all the hoary regis
ter of time ever committed a worse
breach of manner (or morals cither) than
this same Mrs. Canfield, wife of the cx
chnnccllor of the Kansas University.
Why, even the Arabs, the descendants of
Ishmacl, whose hand was against every
man, recognized the sacred rights of hospi
tality, which this Kansas female hateitc
has violated, liven tlic robbers of the
desert hold inviolable the persons and
characters of those with whom they have
tasted salt. Hut not so with Mrs. Ish
mael Canfield. There she was an hon
ored and petted guest of the generous
and cultivated white ladies of a famous
Southern eitv her husband one of the
chief officers in the great National Teach
ers' Association. Entertained in homes
of elegance by people of culture, she
writes Irom one of these homes that she
has lieen, after the manner of Captain
Cuttle, "making notes" of things, which
in a general wav is a laudable perform
ance. Hut what is the particular thing
she notes with glee that the negroes arc
increasing faster than the whiles than
her own kin, race and blood
rejoicing at a fact, which, il it be a laet,
must ot very necessity, bring sorrow to
the heart of evcrv lover of his country
and his kind. Hut what else ? S1ic1ioks
to live to see the blacks in the majority;
and if this, her blessed consummation
cannot lie fully accomplished in her day,
then she hocs what r Certainly the
strangest aud most unnatural Iioijc that
ever dwelt in human heart or found ut
terance in any of the languages spoken
bv the children of men. She holies to be
)crniittcd to look down from a corner in
Heaven! Think of that Oh! christian
iicople! from a corner in heaven! The
Heaven of peace and love mid righteous
ncss! and behold what? "Black heels
on white necks!" What a. strange and
revolting conception ih.it woman must
have of the doctrines and teachings ol
the meek and lowly Nazarenc whose
central thoughts were love and charity
and forgiveness! Who declared that
IK'ople must liecoine as "little children"
before thev could enter the kingdom ol
heaven! What an amazing picture she
draws of heaven a place in which she
will lie provided with an eligible corner,
irom which sue will be enabled to gratify
her inhuman prejudice anil to sate her
unnatural hate by gazing with gloating
eyes upon the unutterable sufferings and
ineffable agony of the children ot tile
very iieople whose gracious and elegant
hospitality she was at that particular
moment betraying and abusing. Icll it
not in (lath ! Proclaim it not in the
streets of Askalon! that thegratiftcation
of malice shall be one of the employments
of the saints in heaven. It appears to
me that royal Tom Hood must have had
-Mrs. Canlicld's prototype before him,
when he wrote
"Aids! for the rnrity
Uniler the sun !"
Why, the old Norse idea of heaven as a
place where we would forever drink our
selves blind drunk out of the skulls of our
enemies slain in battle was superior to
Mrs Canlicld's for how, bv even the
most hititudinarian construction can the
white i)eople of the South in the vear of
our blessed Lord and Master lSM'j le
considered as the enemies of this Kansas
woman? Her hojies are as revolting as
the performances of Mrs. rurqiuu, Lucre
tin Korgia, or Mrs. Macbeth. Even
llerodias demanding of her husband the
head of John the Baptist on a charger
docs not equal this wholesale hate of
Mrs. Canlicld, for llerodias did have a
cause of quarrel against John, and Mrs.
Canlicld lias none can nave none.
;ainst the white people of the South.
Macaulcv in closing his essay on Har-
rcrc boasts that he has placed the igno
ble I'rencninnii on a pinnacle ot intainy
from which no succeeding writer will lx
able to take him down. I think that
Mrs. Canfield, of Kansas hns performed
the same feat for herself.
Il'shcisso much in love with "our
brother in black," she might, with profit
to all concerned, expatriate herself and
take up her abode in Hayti or Africa.
And, then, in her next letter, she might
ulopt to the exigencies ol her own case,
these lines from a composition by certain
enforced citizens of Botanv Hav:
True patriot vc! for lie It understood,
VVc kit our country forourcountry's good."
It is certainly to be hoped that, con
science stricken, she may be induced or
iniK'llctt to take tins course.
lo us up in Missouri, where tlic whites
outnumber the blacks ten or twenty to
such insane drivel, such unreason
ing malignancy as Mrs. Canlicld's only
excites our disgust; but, down here,
where the negroes arc as plenti
ful as the Caucasians, such gush
as hers causes a feeling close akin
to alarm. Since the davs of Ned ( or 1 'red
orNnttl Turner and old John Drown,
negro insurrection has ever been before
the eyes of the white peopie ol the South.
To-dav the fear of African domination
stalkcth abroad at noonday. It may lie
a pleasing prosiiect to Mrs. Canlicld and
her ilk. if indeed she is not the only one
of her kind, which is to be hoped; but it
is dreadful that's the only word to ex
press it to those who have had a taste
of it and know what it means. Like
Knnmio's ghost it will not down at any
The whites aud blacks of the South un
derstand each other far lictter than Mrs.
Canfield can ever understand either, ft
is a tremendous task they have before
them to work out a common destinv as
distinct races and equal liefore the law, in
thesamecouitry. He! ocqiicvillc.thc great
French philosopher and Historian, saw
that .a superior and an interior race of
Iicople could not live togciucr iiernia
ncntly as co-equal citizens, and many
oeoule believe him. lie luriiiermorc ne-
clarcd that in such a case a war of races
lo the death was inevitable, home peo
ple believe Hint. Hut here these pcoiilc.
both white and black, "arecontrontcd by
a condition and not a theory," and so far
as 1 can judge the vast majority of both
races the industrious, intelligent and
patriotic portions are endeavoring hon
estly and faithfully to work out the great
prol.lem for the good of all. The part ot
wisdom and decency and philanthropy is
for outsiders to let them severely alone,
for outsiders can't solve the question or
r-move the difficulty or lilt them out i
the hole. Thev must lie their own physi
cians. The situation is delicate and iier
hans oeriloiis. Ben Hill once declared
thnt France was on u powder magazine
with a million idiots striking matches all ;
around. He need not have gone across
tli i fiiul ili.n state ol affairs. It
was at his verv doors. The peopleot the
South are on the powder magazine and
all they ask is that such enthusiastic fa
natics as Mrs. Canfield keepthcirmntches
nt home or do not ignite them close to
the powder house.
The truth is that in the South, as
rule, the people spend little time in"nurs-
ing their wrath to keep it warm." They
are too busy lor mat. i lie spirit ot pn
uress is aoroaa in tnc innu. i nev are
just waking up to a realization of the vast
material wealth ot which they are pos
sessed natural resources, which, when
developed, will make the South the richest
land which the sun visits m his daily
course. They are intoxicated with joy at
the prosiiect. And it these iicople, once
so generous and so prodigal, are to be
Yankeeized, it is much more likely to lie
accomplished by the greed born of the
wealth now within their vision than by
all the homilies and lectures of all the
negro-phobists from Martha's Vineyard
to the Aleutian islands.
The Governor of North Carolina once
said, or is said to have said, to the Gov-
ernorof South Carolina: "It'sn longtime
between (Iruiks. liiilouhtcdly it will be
a longer tunc till the race question
filially settled. Ail interim, Mrs. Canfield
might sjiend her time profitably in reading
the Sermon on the Mount and tile Lord's
Prayer. If she has any time left she might
put it in in studying a handbook on eti
quelle. Or she might vent her spleen by
blowing up the Kansas radicals, who
bounced her distinguished husband out
ol a tat place for teaching his pupils the
sen-apparent truth, that a high protect
ive tariff is but another name for high
way robbery, in this latter icrlorninncc
she would be doing the country, it not
tiod, a service, and would have the sym
pathy of several million American citi
zens, c. u. c.
1IH. PHIEIIS DECLINES.
News From the Republican Ilretli
ren at the Capital.
W ashington, I). C, August 31. Spe
cial, j iiou. . r. rniiiipshasdcchncd the
Venezuela coiuinissionci sliip offered him
recently by the President, and iloii.I). I..
Russell, who is now in this city, is prom
inently mentioned lor tile place. 11 pays
$5,000 per year. Prominent North Car
olina politicians here say that Judge Rus
sell is not only prominent but is well
qualified for the position at the hands of
W. S. O'B. Robinson is here and is san
guine of success in securing the eastern
district attorneyship. Tom Dcvcreux,
of Raleigh, has just retired Irom the con
test, and Chas. A. Cook, of Warren, is
Robinson's only rival in the tield.
It is bul due Congressman Ewart to
say that the recent removal of the inter
nal revenue collector's office for the west
ern district from Salisbury to Stalesvillc
was made at the protest of that gentle
man. The power behind it all is Dr. J. .
.VIott, wiiose building the collector will
rent. There is also some political signifi
cance in the move. Ewart wanted it to
go to Ashcville, and refused to endorse
Eaves until he promised if it left Salis
bury Ashcville should have it. Motl
scores a big victory.
A FATAL WRECK,
A Stock Train and an Excursion
Train Crash Together.
Mimii.iisiuiRi-,, Vt., August 31. An
excursion train to Hurliuglou from the
norse breeder s meeting at Rutland, and
a stock train bound south collided rt
S.30 o'clock last night, four miles north
of here, near Hrooksviilc. Both engines,
one car and part ot another car of the
excursion train, and ten or twelve stock
cars loaded with hogs, were wrecked and
piled inio a heap. The dead are, conduc
tor Hiram Hlodgett, of the excursion
train, and one passenger whose body is
under the train and cannot be identified.
Engineer William Emery, of the excursion
train is dangerously hurt. Engineer
William Chilson has three ribs broken;
fireman Paran had his right legsniashcd,
and is badly cut ; conductor Holly was
badly cut about the head. Three of the
stock train crew, and Charles andArthur
Hunt, of the New Haven passengers on
the stock train, arc seriously injured.
luimlicratioit to be Encouraged.
CniCAcio, August 81. A dispatch from
Jackson, Miss., says: The committee on
memorials and legislation made their re
port to the State alliance yesterday, and
it was adopted. It contains the follow
ing recommendations to the Legislature:
That money be appropriated by the
State to encourage lorcign immigration ;
Hint so much of the convict labor as is
necessary lie employed in running a bag
ging factory as a State enterprise; that
railroads, banks, etc. be required to pay
an ad valorem instead of a privilege tax ;
urging a law establishing a State agri
cultural bureau, and providing for the
teaching of agriculture in tile public
schools; that the next Legislature call a
constitutional convention; that n law lie
adopted requiring iusiectiou on the hoof
of ail liccf cattle.
Al Washington Washington 15, Phil
At Pittsburg First game: Pittsburg
I, Chicago I). Second game: Pittsburg
II, Chicago 11 tic.
At Cleveland Cleveland 2, Indianapo
At New York New York 0, Boston 1)
At New York First game: Brooklyn
11, Kansas City 4. Second game:
Brooklyn S, Kansas City li.
At Columbus Columbus -1-, St. Louis
At Baltimore Baltimore 12, Louis
At Philadelphia Athletic 7, Cincinnati
Hot TVeather In the Went.
Toi'HKA, Kan., August 31. A hot
wave struck the State Thursday. Very
little rain in the past two weeks. A
scorching heat following four weeks of
exceptionally cool weather drying vege
tables very quickly.
Pes Moines, Iowa, August 31. The
last days of August arc notable for ex
cessive heat. Thursday the thermome
ter reached 102 degrees.
Madison, Wis., August 31. Yesterday
was the hottest day of the season, the
mercury registering ninety degrees.
The World's Cotton Supply.
New York, August 31. The total visi
ble supply of cotton for the world is
34,73.r 'bales, of which -4-li!,s;i.ri are
Amcrican.airainst H8.2U7 aiid.rn,ll!7
bales, respectively, last year. Receipts at
all interior towns nrc 21,ff)5 bales;
crop in sight SU,221 bales.
Ueath of William Emery.
Ai.fKiiK, Maine, August 31. William
.;llu.rVi Democratic candidate for Con-
gress against Thos. B. Reed, in the first
Manic district last year, uieu tins niuiii-
The Secretary of the Treasury yester
day accepted $'.10,3511, tour per cent, at
1.2S; $l!,4o(), four and a hall per cent,
THE REMAINS ESCORTED TO
Where They will be Interred lie
Hide ThoHe of Her niHtliiuulHhed
Father To-Iay NuinlierH of Peo
ple Gaze Upon Her Feature.
Lexinoton, Va., August 31. The party
wiin tnc remains oi Mrs. jtuia Jackson
Christian arrived here in a special ear on
the Richmond and Alleghany railroad
this evening. The remains were met nt
the station by a large party, and taken
to the Presbyterian chinch, of which
her father was a member when he lived
here belore the war. I he casket is
massive metallic affair, handsomely de
signed, trimmer in old and silver, and
draed with th finest black, and a pro
fusion of Howe s was heaped mi it. Tin
church is dimly lighted, and the casket is
open, sliowmn tin lace of thedead. Manv
citizens in all eircles ot society are visit
ing the church to take a last lrok
nt the remains. Mrs. rhos. I. lack
son, widow of Stonewall, and mother ol
the deceased, and the two motherless
balies, and u number ol prominent citi
zcus, including the mayor of Charlotte,
ind Key. VV. II. Christian, lather of the
husband, are here. By a change in the
programme ol arrangements, the funeral
will take place Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. The services will be conducted
by Rev. 1 hos. K. Preston and Rev
hliczener Juiikin, of Houston, Texas, n
relative ol the Jacksons. The party will
return to Charlotte Sunday uiirhl "on a
A. & M. COI.I.EtiE.
A I'reHideut, a Native of Viriclnla,
Rai.i-ioii, N. C, August 3i. The Trus
tees of the State Agricultural and Me-
finical College met hereto-day iuspccial
session to elect a president ol the college.
1 hey chose Col. Alex. o. Itolliilav, now
president of the Florida Agricultural
College. I le is a native of Virgina and is
in able man.
The Executive Committee presented
the following mimes as candidates:
lohn H. Kelly, of Moore county, N. C:
Colonel Alexander O, Ilolliday, of Flori
da; I. L. Stewart, of North Carolina:
corge A. Puringloii, West Virginia, and
i. W. Miles, jr., of Virginia. Sonic other
names were presented by members of the
board and the merits ol all wcrecareftillv
The buildings of the North Carolina
College arc nearly completed, and the
first session licgins October 3.
1 he board ol trustees of the State
niversitv authorized the faculty to
tender the medical department of the
miversity to Dr. Richard lutchead. of
the University of Virginia, who is said to
te an exceptional scholarly and brilliant
The following items are gleaned from
the letters of the Raleigh eorresp undent
of the Riclnnonu iHsputch : .
Hiram F. Hover, a labor agitator who
has caused iiiirli dissension by his
speeches in various parts of the South,
has returned to Hickory. His wife has
been divorced from him and refused to
admit him to her house. Hover forced
an entrance and whipied her. He was
taken before the Mayor and was fined
$10. Not being satisfied, Hover inform
ed the Mayor that he had inlliclcd the
punishment for spite. The Mayor then
sent him to jail for sixty days for con
tempt. The damage to the factories near Rock
ingham by the cloud-burst will exceed
the first estimate, it is stated. Besides
the loss itlllictcd upon the factories and
the railways ( the Carolina Central and
the Palmetto), the county of Richmond
suffers largely on account of bridges
swept away on several streams. Some
dams were cut to save them. The fac
tory dams were of stone, and one is said
to have cost $20,000. This was swept
Steven Jacobs and Purdic, the Rolicson
county murderers, have been formally
by proclamation outlawed. Out of their
crimes hasgrown the greatly exaggerated
statement thatthcrc was a reign of terror
in Robeson county. It is not true. Mat
ters are icrfectly quiet here. and there is
no threatened uprising of the Croatan
A considerable quantity of extra long
staple cotton, known as Bailey cotton,
was planted this season, and is growing
very well. It is claimed that it rivals
Sea-Island cotton, and that it will sell
at fancv prices. The staple is remarka
ble, as is also the silky appearance ot the
fibre. The cotton gets its name from its
discoverer, a Harnett county negro,
Hector Bailey, and was discovered by
him lour years ago.
The fourteen hundred acres of valuable
land in Cliatam county bequeathed to
the Slate University by Miss Mary
Smith has lieen cut up into lots of one
hundred acres, and will lie sold for $14-,-000.
Frank Stack, of Union county, hnsliccii
arrested on a bench-warrant charging
him with killing Robert Parker at Ruth
erford College three weeks ago.
Hun Cotton Review.
New York, August 31. The Sun's re
view of cotton savs futures were 1 to 4
points lower, ow ng partly to a decline
in Liverpool, ami partly to favorable
crop advices. There was slight rally
later owing lo rumors ol considerable
shipments to Liverpool to lie made next
week the present slock here being only
jfi,2n( bales. Houses with lorcign con
nections were buyers ol Scptemlicr which
is the most interesting option just now
though OcIoIkt also attracts consider
able attention. Receipts at ports 5.K2N
igainst 3,174 this day last week; and
4,00(1 last year. Cotton on spot nom
inal, middling uplands 1 1 1 gulf 1 l
Knoxville Journal: Will. Kenefick, of
Kansas Citv, closed a contract to day
with McDonald, Shea & Co., for fifty
miles ot grading on the Three C's rail
road, commencing at Minneapolis, Vir
ginia, and extending west, lie lett to
night for Kansas and will ship thirty
car loads of stock at once.
There has been about eighty miles of
grading, trestling and masonry let. The
sub eon tractors will commence work nt
James Kerry, who has control of the
hanging industry of England, is willing
to come to this country and execute
every condemned criminal in the United
States lor $2,500. This is certainly a
low figure, but there is a law in this
country against the importation ofpau-
tier lalior. James is a huckleberry we'll
uive so do without.
UEATH OF 9IR8. CHRISTIAN.
The I.HHt Illness of the Daughter
of Wonewall Jackson,
The profound reverence for the great
Confederate General was emphasized
everywhere by the interest felt in his
daughter and only child. Since she has
died, both are gone, and the hero passes
away into the realms of history, no lon
ger brought back to us, or close to us,
by a living link. We know the follow
ing particulars which we take from the
Charlotte Chronicle of yesterday will
have a deep and mournful interest to
many of our readers :
About three weeks ago. Mrs. Christian
was taken sick with a maliirnant tvne of
ivpiioiu icvcr, at ner home on west
Trade street. The battle for life was
bravely fought with an inherited forti
tude, and it was not until Tuesday even
ing that her recovery was pronounced
hopeless. The tidingstlintshc wasdvintr
spread through the city like wildfire, and
on all sides were to lie heard solicitous
inquiries concerning; her condition.
Uverylhuu; that ski I and patience and
love could do to preserve life was done ill
vain. She expired at six o'clock tester-
day morning, without a struggle." Mrs.
Christian was conscious to the last. The
day beforeshe died was the first birthday
anniversary ol her baby, aud even in her
extreme illness she remembered the event.
The baby was brought in at her request,
and she kissed it and blessed it. even as
her illustrious father, when on his death
bed, was cheered by her smiling baby
ace, and called her "Little Darling."
All day long, as she lav dead in a L'ricf
stricken house, throngs ol grieving friends
and relatives came to lake a last view ol
the departed, and to offer consolation
md sympathy to the afflicted mothe
ind husband. The house was filled with
llnwcrs, tokens of allcctiou from sympa
thizing friends. Over the mantel, in the
room in which she lavcaclosed in a beau
tiful casket, was a painted portrait of
the immortal Jackson, with his martial
insignia upon him. Directly underneath
was a picture of a fair bride! hisdaughter,
ill bridal costume, wreathed in lovely
flowers. On the door was a heavy mass
ofcraie, which told of the grief within.
i nc iiinerai services were conducted at
the Fist Presbyterian church yesterday
iltcrnoon with military honors. All the
stores in the city wcrcclosciliii her honor.
ind thousands came lo pnv a last tribute
to the memory of the dead". Both sides ol
Trade street were lined with people as
the funeral procession filed slowly by.
At the head, with slow and measured
tread, marched the Hornet's Nest Rifle
men, with muffled drum and reversed
,'iuis. The flag all tattered ami torn in
Confederate service, was draped incrapc.
hollowing the soldiers were the nail
bearers, the hearse, and then carriages
containing the relatives of the deceased.
Around the church marched the soldiers.
entering at the near gate. They halted
ind stacked arms in front ol the church.
filing; in one by one both sides nt the
pulpit. The floral decviaiinns in the
church were magnificent. In the midst
of vases of the most brnmifnl limners.
uuu covered wiru floral v minis' -ni l
crosses, was placed theeoliin, directly in
fronn t iiic pulpit. Behind the pulpit,
and stretched out in nil its magnificence,
was the grand old Hag of the Stars and
Bars, the flag in which Stonewall Jack
son's body was wrapped in the" hist
THE CITV IHI'RCHEH,
Special Announcement of Special
At the French Broad Baptist church at
11 o'clock this morning divine service
will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Osborne.
At the evening service Rev. Dr. Carroll
will officiate and administer the rite of
The sacrament of the Lord's Snpier
will lie administered at the Central Meth
odist church at the morning service to
day, and at night the sermon will lie de
livered by Rev. Dr. Rankin. Sunday
school at 11.30 a. in.
The reception of members and the ad
ministering of the sacrament of the Lord's
Supiier will take place at the First Bap
tist church this morning immediately
after the regular sermon by the pastor.
Rev. W.A. Nelson, I). L). Kcv. Will II.
Osborne will occupy the pulpit at the
Regular services at all other city
churches at the usual hours morning and
Yesterday, the last day of August and1
of the summer mouths, showed a higher
tcnqierature than for some weeks past;
bur cool in comparison with lite intense
heat reported as prevailing at the same
time ill the States of the Northwest. The
probabilities are that this heated term
will be closed in some sections by violent
:iud disastrous storms.
Owen's drum corps of Ashcville. which
lUcudcd the celebration at Wayiiesville,
desire to return thanks to the Richland
Rifles for the many courtesies and kind
nesses exteiuHid during the visit; and re
turn csieei,il thanks to Lieutenants
Hyatt and Ferguson of the Rifles.
Weekly Hank Statement.
New Yoke, August 31. The weekly
bank statement is us follows:
Legal lenders, decrease
The banks now hold $4,5,.)4,500 in ex
cess of the 25 )cr cent. rule.
Indulgence to Mrs. MAynrlck. '
Loniion, August 3t. Mrs. Maybrick
is permitted by the prison authorities to
take exercise in the prison yard. Her
health is improving. She maintains her
cool demeanor, and seems to lie settling
into the routine ol convict lite.
The London strike
Lonpon August 31. No settlement
of the strike is mtssible to-dav. Thcdock
companies express their willingness to
consider further authorized proposals
from the men.
The weather To-Day.
Washinotow D. C, Aug. 28. Indica
tions for North Carolina Fair; station
ary temperature ; easterly winds.
FOLKS VOIT KNOW.
Who They Arei Where Thev Are,
anil what They Are nolnic.
Senator M. C. Butler, of South Care
lina, arrived in the city last night and is
occupying quarters at the Battery Park
The courtly and chivalrous statesman
from the Palmetto State is in icrfect
health and vigor and was the center ol
an admiring circle of friends at the big
hotel during the evening.
Mayor Blanton returned from New
York yesterday. During his visit to
Gotham his honor was made welcome
by mayor ('.rant and a number of
Tammany braves high in the councils of
the wigwam, who showed him the
"sights of a big city" and asked him to
Judge J. B. Kershaw, wife and daughter,
of Charleston, S. C, are at the Swan
nanoa. Judge Kershaw will lie remem
bered as the jurist who presided at the
celebrated trial of Dr. Mellow for the
murder of Captain F. W. Dawson in
Charleston a few mouths since.
Mr. II. P. Clarke, of Cumlierland, Mil.,
who for several months past has presi
ded over the prescription department nt
('.rant's Pharmacy, this eitv, leaves for
his home to-morrow.
Jule Deake says, that w hen a cat gets
warm she purr-spires, aud our devil has
isen to remark that this joke is fur-
fetched. The latter is the saving claws
in this joke.
Hon. Kiqic Ehas, of Franklin, and
Solicitor J. M. Moody, of Wayiiesville,
were at the Oraud Central last night en
route lo Hrcvard to attend Trnusvlvnnia
Chas. Engle leaves this morning for
llcmlcrsoiiyillc where he will iicrman-
cntly reside in future. The friends of
"Charlie" will miss him much at Strauss'.
Z.J. Whitfield, representing the South
ern Voice, a prohibition journal published
at Hethel, this Slate, is in the city in the
interest of that paper.
II. A. Lindsay and Norman Mcl.oud
leave to-morrow for a three weeks' visit
to Minneapolis and other cities in the
Judge Walter Clark was in the city
yesterday en route to Krevard. where he
ojk'iis Transylvania siqicrior court to
morrow. Max Marcus leaves for Greenville, S.
C, to-dav, from which place he will leave
Wednesday for New York.
Cli.ir'te Jordan i- I home again from
n c tended vit to relatives and friends
i ir. ' I.. F'.'crton
ei.-in ( ileinlersonville. Scnt yestc-day
in the city.
Ex-Governor B. F. Ligon and wife, of
Montgomery, Ala., are at the Battery
W. H. Maloncgoes to Elizaliclhlown,
Tenn., to-day on professional business.
SPEAKING AT WAVNESVII.I.E.
(iovemor Eowle Amoint the Ora
tors of the Oay.
Our attention has lieen called to the
fact that His Excellency Governor Fowle
was omitted from the list ol speakers at
the afternoon meeting of the veterans on
Thursday. The fault was not ours. We
expressly stated that we left the grounds
.it or liefore 3 o'clock; at all events be
fore the sicakiug had begun. We knew,
on the information of one ot the commit
tee, that to ex-Governor Jarvis had been
assigned the delivery of the memorial ad
dress. We could, therefore, safely say he
had spnken. But though we knew that
Governor Fowdcand Justices Davis, Shci-lu-rd
and Avery were on the ground and
might be exjjected to sicak, we could not
say that thev lid so, nor could we get a
word of certain, assurance as to the ar
rangements for the afternoon. We wrote
our account in yesterday morning's paer
without a word of the additional infor
mation promised. Nor did we learn until
yesterday by persons w ho reached here
Friday night thai Governor Fowde and
the other gentlemen did sjieak, and that
the Sieech of the former was elegant and
eloquent. The omission of his name is
the subject of regret, but not of apology.
The fault is not ours.
Of the tireat Earthquake .Shocks
of AunvHt 31, I8H6.
Last night recalled the fearful earth
quake ol the 31st of August, three years
ago. memorable event here w here no dam
age w.'is done but wdierc everybody and
everything was shaken up and the streets
filled with a surprised and terror-stricken
imputation. It was an cxiericnce only a
very few had ever had liefore, aud which
no one will ever invite again. For when
the accounts licgnn to come in of the hor
rors nt Charleston and Suninierville,
every one realized how very narrow had
lieen the limit between our escape and
their disaster. Possibly, neither we or
they will ever lie subjected to the terrors
of the same phenomenon. A quiet equi
librium had been for many ages the nor
mal condition of the Atlantic slojic; and
it was probably only the adjustment ol
some old displacement to its true position
in relation to its environments that
caused the disturbance, amounting al
most to a cataclysm. In nil probability
this generation will have no such close
familiarity with the earthquake again ;
though it is natural that apprehensions
should be awakened by very slight
The Flower Mission will meet on Mon
day nt 5 o'clock p. m., at Mrs. Sawyer's
on Havwood street.
ANOTHER LIE NAILED.
THE SENSATIONAL DISPATCH
EROM DURHAM, N. C,
Turned Out to be Unfounded and
UroHHly MlHleadlny; Concerning
the True State of Affairs at Ox
fordMayor Snilth'H Denial.
Oxfokp, N. C, August 31. An Oxford
sK'cial sent from Durham, N. C, on the
27th inst reported a threatened race con
flict at this place on account of the
arrest of two negroes for shooting officer
Whitfield, who attempted to arrest them
for creating a disturbance. The follow
ing denial has been sent out by mayor
"I desire to correct the sensational
telegram sent out from Durham in re
gard to the shooting of officer Whitfield.
The facts in the case are as follows:
Charles Thorp and John Ragland, two
negroes, were playing cards near thejnil
when a dispute arose over the game,
Ragland alleging that Thorp owed him a
dollar. On Thorn's refusine to oav it.
Ragland drew a pistol, and putting it to
Thorp's head, told him il he did not hand
it over, he would kill him. Officer Whit
field arriving on the scene at the time.
attempted to arrest Ragland: and the
negro resisting the officer, knocked him
down twice. Arising the second time the
negro drew his pistol on the officer and
emptied its live chambers, one ball only
taking effect in the fleshy part of the
officer's arm lielow the elbow. The des
ignate negro then ran at the top of his
speed, hotly pursued by several officers
and citizens, who captured him near the
Horner school. The negro was brought
to town and lodged in jail to await a
hearing liefore a magistrate. The threats
of lynching alleged to have been made
are unfounded, and in justice to our
colored population, I will state no at
tempt was made to rescue the negro
Ragland, or were any threats whatever
A DESOLATE HOME.
Death of Mrs, w. E. Randolph
Tin; Citizen is deeply grieved to an
nounce the death of Mrs. Jennie Virginia
Randolph, wile of W. F. Randolph, Esq.,
of this city, which occurred at her resi
dence (ill Beaumont street, vesterdnv
- - j
afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Randolph
was thirty-three years of age, and hns
lieen a resident of Ashcville about five
years, coining here with her husband and
children from Washington City in 1884.
During her residence here she has been nn
acute sufferer from that fearful malady,
consumption, theeffects of which brought
about her sad demise yesterday. Mrs.
Randolph was a most excellent and ami
able christian Indy. and in her death
Ashcville has lost one of its best and
noblest women. Besides Ht husband,
there are four small and interesting chil
dren to mou.-n a kind am! devoted moth-
er v,is- a-d gemk
A laite nundicr o(
car- and training
relatives and friends, here and in the Ilis
trict of Columbia will sincerely mourn
the death of this truly good lady.
The funeral over her remains will be
held from the residence at 5 o'clock this
afternoon, and will lie conducted by Rev.
Dr. Rankin, after which the interment
will lie made in Riverside cemetery.
The bereaved husband has the sincere
and heartfelt sympathy of his associates
and friends on this pacr in his deep sor
row mid anguish, as well as the condo
lence of a large circle of acquaintances
in the city.
THE CITV SCHOOES.
Eight Hundred Children Will be
In reply to a question asked Superin
tendent Claxton of the city schools yes
terday afternoon that official informed a
Citizhn representative that between sev
en and eight hundred pupils would be
admitted to the Academy and Oraoge
street institutions at the beginning of the
school year tomorrow morning. This is
the largest numlier yet admitted to the
schools and no doubt it will lie greatly
iiigmentcd during the first weeks of the
The Superintendent is particularly de
sirous that every child holding an ndmit-
ince ticket to either of the schools shall
lie promptly on hand not a moment
late, tomorrow morning, and parents
and guardians are especially urged to see
that their children and wards arc ready
by the appointed time. In addition to
this, Mr. Claxton requested us to state
that all children living on the west side
of Main street, holding entrance tickets
lielow the seventh grade, are required
to assemble at the Academy street build
ing, w hile those who have tickets above
and including the seventh grade will r&
port at the Orange street building for
assignment to classes.
The schools for the colored children
will ien two weeks later and the pros
iiect is that the numlier of pupils will
greatly exceed that of last year.
when the Inspector Comes.
The postoffice authorities at Washing
ton will, during the coming week, detail
an inscctor to visit this city, and after
carefully investigating the matter in all
its details, to report back to headquarters
the advisability or inadvisability of re
moving the Ashcville postoffice from its
present location to the Hurkins' building,
on Pntton avenue. Until this report is
sent in and acted upon, nothing positive
will be known concerning the question of
The Bell Ringer.
The farewell concert of Guinness and
Armstrong's Swiss Bell Ringers company
given at Battery Park last evening was
attended by a fair audience composed
mainly of the guests at the hotel. The
performance wnscreditable and appeared
to be highly satisfactory to those who
were present. The company will leave
for New York to-day.