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ASHEVILLE, N, C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1889.
MR. CALL'S BACK-DOWN.
HU FI.ATI.V BKFI'WvftTO MEET
Chiefly Because He Reicards the
Letter as an Enemy to the Slate ;
to the CanM! of Public Morals,
and the Rights of the People.
Iacksonvii.i.k, Fla., September 0.
Hon. Wilkinson Call, senior United
Slates Senator from Florida, lias ad
dressed an oien letter to Col. W. I).
Chipley, chairman of the State Demo
cratic Executive Committee, declininglhc
hitter's proposition to meet him in a
joint discussion before the people of Flor
ida as contained in Chipley's acceptance
of Senator Call's challenge' to his aliened
detainers. His original challenge was
embodied in a long letter addressed by
Senator Call to the editor of the Tinies
Pnion, on Inly 15lh, nnd was offered in
the following terms:
"I now give notice to my defamcrs
that 1 demand that they shall remove
their masks and assume their own proper
names and stand with inc. before the peo
ple in a canvass of every county in the
State before the Humiliation of members
of the I .cgi si at lire shall be made, on the
charges they have made against mc, an I
the charges "which 1 shall make against
On August 18th, Chipley accepted the
challenge and sunn's'1'' uTty public dis
cussions to begin early in March 1K0O.
The Timcs-l'iiion will to-morrow publish
Senator Call's reply. It is a document of
5,000 words in which the Senator re
views the general challenge, bill declines
to accede to Chipley's personal proposi
tions. He says: "1 have read your let
ter addressed to me and purporting to
... .i...t Hm i.li.-ilti-it'-f t'rom me to those
persons who were attacking me in num
bers of the I'ensacola News, the Talla
hassee Floridian, and other newspapers,
to remove the masks from their faces ami
meet me before the inoplc ol Florida in
a canvass oi uic nunc, ion ium mi
others will be welcomed by mc at every
appointment which 1 shall make for a
publicdisciission and a fair proportion ol
time, both for opening and reply, will lie
allowed vou and all others."
Call continues by reciting the circum
stances in connection with the railroad
lobbv present in Tallahassee, during the
last session of ihclegislaturc.audchnrgcs
that a combine was then and there mailt
to defeat his re-election to the Senate bv
the Legislature ol 1N11.
"I nm pleased," he says, "that you
(Chiplev) are ambitious to be the leader of
this combine. Whatever else may be
said of vou, it cannot be said that you
arc wanting in boldness or in profound
ignorance of the icoplc, of their good
sense and their proper appreciation ol
their own interests. Whether your as
sociates in this work allow you the prc
cedenev, which you claim, or not. you
shall have a fair opportunity at all my
Call then announces at some other
time, he will make to the public a detailed
statement of the extent of personal and
jirivmc liuercaia in iw ..-
liii'e. The amount olland claimed by them;
(he iniount of S. I. Wailcs fifteen )kt
.cent, of indemnity lands; the amount,
fifteen jxsr cent, of the State's claim for re
imbursement from the I'nited Stall's
treasury lor the Indian war expenses,
mid something like $100,000 tor the
Alleged lobbyist fees. To these he will
iidil the expenses of the Tallahassee
lobbv and the conclave at Tampa, called
Cor the purpose ol determining the ways
.-mil means to compass Call's defeat as
United States .Senator. l'liis," says
Call, "will give directncssloyour.lChip
ley's) statement, that you wish toappcar
in this canvass in the interest ol the
State of Florida."
Continuing, Call says: "1 do not re
gard you as sufficiently important either
iu forming or directing public opinion to
.single you out, and limit this discussion
to you ns you propose. In reference to
your statement of my unfitness ami inca
jiacitv for the high office which the people
Jiuvc "three times bestowed upon mc, you
vill have ample opportunity to prove il
(to them. I regard you as an enemy to
the State; to the cause of public morals;
f.o the encouragement and protection ol
honest capital, and the rights of the peo
ple. Your ways and methods are abhor
rent to my sense of right, and to my idea
of public duty and sound public policy. 1
recognize in you one of those persons
who have Ikcii chiefly instrumental in
dispossessing thousands of pcoplco!" their
homes and of their right to homes, miller
an attempt to revive an antiquated and
'obsolete land grant without a particle of
right or lawful authority."
It was to expose this plot, Call says,
that he proposed to canvass the State,
not to make .a pcrsonnldcl'cnscof disown
public record. He wished to direct pub
Jic attention to the extent, enormity and
.iniquity of the evil practices in which he
charges that Chiplev and his associates.
Jit engaged. He charges that Chiplev is
jo'eulii'.al wjth the I'ensacola News; thai
when it ejicnks, Chililey S)icaks, and that
Chipley umpires all its editorial utter
ances; and he warns Chipley that alledi
tors uiul newspapers which he can com
mand will not suffice to save him Irom
righteous public indignation. Call re
counts bis own public record as
the recipient of the confidence ol
the people, and taunts Chipley with
never having held public oflicc in the
gilt of the iieople of Florida. lie
Closes thus: ' You will pardon me for
saying that your proposition is not only
weak and even absurd, but that it is
disrespectful to the good sense of the
people, injurious to the rights which have
been conferred by the law on railroad
companies, and "to the innocence of pur
chasers who have bought lands from
them and opposed to nil the traditions,
,-inciplcs and belief's of the Democratic
jiany. While I cannot accede to your
proportion to make yourself thechicl
figure in thediscussionorallowyoutoim
conditions of time, nlace and sub-
" '. :.. :....:, l .,11 ..ilw.rc
like opinion and relations, to
to my meetings with my
,.0C,,rmw of lull- (IlltlortUllltV lor
discussion und courteous treatment."
At Coiiunbus Uoluinbus 7, Louisville
At Baltimore Baltimore 3, St. Louis
At Washington Clnengo-Washington
came postponed on account of rain.
At Philadelphia Cleveland 4, Philn-
dc!l'".i.n 7' .......
At MW iOrK ,CW I oil) 1II..I..".-!--
At Boston Boston
5 ill 7th i'itts-
Chattaiiooga.Tcnn., continues its rapid
growth in iiopulation ond wealth. Fifteen
Years ago it had 10,000 population, now
it has at least 40,000. The assessment
of Chattanooga has just beencomplctcd,
and shows an increase of $1,000,000
over last vcar. The rate of taxation
will be $1.70 or $175 pea $100.
Uunliie s In tlietiraln Center Dur-
IniC Yesterday's Session.
fun-Aco Scntcmlior 6. The wheat nit
was dominated to-dny by bearish influ
ences. 1 lie leeling oeenme weaKerasmc
session progressed. I 'rices receded to the
lowest level touched this week, there being
a decline as compared with yesterday's
closing of fully n cent m more deterred de
liveries. Instead of a cold wave coming,
the weather in the West waswarmeraud
generally clear, which allayed all tear of
frost lor the present and weakened prices
on the whole grain list. For a time spec
ulative trade dragged ; but toward noon
unloading by discouraged and tired
longs was followed by short selling on a
pretty large scale ami the market sagged
rapidly. The principal local feature was
the selling out of long wheat late ill the
session. The weakest future in the list
to-day was May. It broke l'sc. and
closed at bottom. December showed a
net loss of lc, and September and Octo
ber declined Tc. There was acorrespond
ing decline in all grades of cash wheat.
An active business w as done iu corn
during the earlv part of the day, trad
ing being unusunilv heavv around the
opening, after which the pit hccauicmiict
and active by turns. The feeling devcl-
cqied was weaker and transactions were
at lower prices. The market ruled weak
and closed !n!,ie. lower than yesterday.
Oats were weaker and 'ka'ic. lower.
A fa rlv active trade was reported ill
mess pork, but the feeling was unsettled.
Prices ruled irregular and easy at til r
Duelling hut soon advanced 12Vial5c.
Later thev gradually receded again to in
side figures, but near thccloscthey rallied
again and closed comparatively stenrtv.
Trading in lard was only moderate.
The market was cusv earlv and sales
were made at 2' uuoe. decline. Later th
market was stronger with moderate in
quiry from shorts and the decline was re
covered. I owards close tne leeling wat
easier and the market closed quiet at me
A fairly active business was reported
in short rilis. 1 he market opened steady
at yesterday's prices but soon weakenei'
anil a reduction ol TiaTl-iic. wassulnnillei'
to. Later the market exhibited a little
more strength and a portion of the de
cline was recovered. Near the close it
ruled easier and closed quiet.
Morganton Star: Mr. A.G.Corpcniug
of north Catawba, threshed, this vcar
7.00S bushels of wheat Il.miU bushels iu
Burke and I!, 10 in Caldwell. M. L.
Bcnlicld K: Co., of (Junker Meadows
township, threshed : Wheat II, 370, oats
1.512. rve l'.Mi total o.or.i. uovic
Bros., of Lower Fork township, threshed
(i.fiOO bushels of wheat, about one-third
in Burke, balance iu adjoining counties.
Sanford Express: Miss Nellie McGil
varv, daughter of Rev. Daniel McGilvary,
a missionary now in Siam, left Tuesday
for San Francisco where, after spending
a few days with friends, will sail by the
Pacini' steamer for Siam, where she will
engag'yuif the missionary work. She
will mil reach her destination till De
cember 1. She is a bright young woman
and carries with her the good wishes of
many friends iu North Carolina.
Charlotte will vote in November on an
appropriation of $00,000 for the purpose
of macadamizing her streets. Also on a
prop"sitioii to subscribe $50, 000 ns an
inducement to get the koanoke &
Southern railroad to come that way.
The Salisbury Watchman very truthfully
says that Charlotte is already heavily ill
debt, the result of voting subscriptions
to railroads; hut she knows the good ol
railroad facilities and is willing to
shoulder further responsibilities ill order
that she may continue to hold prestige
as the foremost city ill Western North
Wilmington Review: Our correspond
ent, writing from Hallsvillc, Duplin
county, informs us of the death, at that
place on Monday last, of Mr. Samuel
Summer, aged ill) years, Mr. Summer
served as a soldier in the Mexican war,
and drew a pension from the government
up to his death. He will lie missed in his
section of the country, where he always
lent a helping hand to those that were in
need, Wake Forest College opened on
Monday wiih 185 students and siii"e
that time 30 more have been enrolled,
making a total of lil5 for the first two
days of the session.
Charlotte Chronicle special from Fay
eUevillc, September 5: The incorpora
tors and others interested in the building
of the 1'ayettcville & Albemarle railroad,
met here yesterday, and after taking
subscriptions to the capital stock
to the amount of several thous
and dollars by Fayettcvillc, Alicr
dceu and Philadelphia capitalists, elected
the following board of directors ; (ohn
Blue, Dr. J. W. McNeill, A. A. McKethan,
jr , lion. 1 lios. u. button, J. .Milton
Hagy, A. H. Williams and A. s. nine.
The directors then met and elected the
follow jug officers: President, John Blue;
vice-president, N. VY. Ray; secretary Z.
W. Whitehead; treasurer, A. A. Mc
Statesville Landmark: Here is an
other story, the authority for which is so
excellent that we venture to rcjieat it:
A few days ago Rev and Mrs. T. J. Alli
son, of liimwood, were sitting together
at home when the latter exclaimed:
"Look nt that spider with a pin!" Mr.
Allison looked and sure enough saw a
little spider scudding across the floor
dragging a pin after him. The engin
eers of the Richmond & Danville railroad
completed the survey of the line from
Mocksville to Third creek, Tuesday,
tapping the Western North Carolina
r.-ulrond about a half mile west of Third
creek depot. They licgan yesterday run
ning another line which will bring them
to the Western road a short distance
cast of the depot.
KaleighCall: One of the most attrac
tive and interesting places in this vicinity
is Cnpt. B. P, Williamson's iear grove.
He has there six hundred pear trees, in
cluding fifty varieties ol K-ars. The
smallest and the largest Sieeimeii8 of
this delicious fruit may be seen growing
to the greatest perfection. It is quite
common to pluck a pear weighing a
pound from some of the trees. Owner
ship of canal property at Weldon has
been determined by arbitration and by
agreement; the settlement is final. The
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power
Company is confirmed in the possession
of the property, and G. Phillips was
given the right to use a certain amount
ol water from tliccanni. inc runners
Alliance is now organized in 91 counties,
with 1.H87 sub-alliances and NO.OOO
members. Ten per cent, of the memlier-
ship are females. There arc 55 sub-alliances
in Wake county alone, with 2!700
menilxrs. There is a Colored State
Alliance, an entirely separate organiza
tion, with 400 sub-alliances.
The Spartanburg train was an hour
late last evening.
WHO WERE reward; F.D I'' I)R
Hy the PreHldent and Bn :r ciai-k-
hoii veHterday PoHlmai item and
Secretaries of Legation alor:
Man nomliiKO Declines.
Washington. September 6. -The Presi-
dent has appointed the following post
masters: David l-.VYemvss, fayettcvillc,
N. C, vice J. K. Smith, removed; Win. P.
Roller at Bristol, Tenn., vice John Stack,
removed; John W. Stone at Chatta
nooga, Tenn., vice Geo. W. Martin, re
moved; Andrew W. Wills at Nashville,
Tenn., ' ice John C. Curry, resigned ;
Dolph lid wards at Sanford, Fin., vice Job
J. Harris, removed; Win. M. Hancock nt
Meridian, Miss., vice J. J. Shan
non, removed; Mrs. Marv C. Mat
thews at Winona, Miss., vice 1). L.
Young, removed. Also the following:
Edwin Dun to he secretary of Legation of
the United States to Japan; Arthur W.
Barrett, of Massachusetts, to lie secre
tary of Legation of the United Slates to
Venezuela; Win. R. Gardiner, jr., of In
diana, to be second secrctaiy of Legation
of the United States to Japan. Consuls
of the United States: Joseph T. Mason,
of Virginia, at Maunheim; Bernard G.
Macauley, of New York, at Managua.
Nicaragua, Aulick Palmer, of the District
of Columbia, nt Dresden; John D. Dclille,
of Texas, at Bristol; Thomas H. Ander
son, of Ohio, minister icsidcntnnd consul
general of the United States to Bolivia.
An official statement of the action of
the American nations upon themvitation
to participate in the congrcssnext month
svas issued by the State department. It
shows that every one accepted the invi
tation except San Domingo. The reason
given by the government of that country
for declining to participate was that the
treaty negotiated by the representatives
of the two countries several years ago
failed of ratification by the Senate of the
Bond offerings to-dayaggregated $N2!),
(0(), all accepted at 10.rv'(,t for four and
hall ier cents, and 12H for fours.
Another naval apprentice of the training
ship New Hampshire died at Newport
yesterday. No new cases of fever since
the 3rd inst.
HtrlkerH Demand Conceded.
London, September 0. The Steam Nav
igation Company has conceded the
sti iki rs' terms. n increased number of
wharf laborers are at work to-day. The
shipwrights in the employ of Williamson,
at Workington, in Cumberland, havi
struck for an advance of four shillings
The corn merchants have notified the
dock companies that they will be held re
sponsible for the damage to corn result
ing from di lay in the docks. As a result
of the conference the dock directors
agreed to consider the proposal for the
six-penny rate to licgin iu January next.
This time is fixed iu order to allow a re
adjustment of the charges to meet the
added outlay. The strikers' committee
consented to advise the men to accept
Cotton KeceiplH Since Sept. i
Nuw York, September 8. The follow
ing arc the total net receipts of cotton at
all ports since septeinlxr 1, 1H8!)
West Point, Va
A Warnlnit to the French Clericy.
Paris, September 0. M. Thevenet,
minister of justice, has sent a circular to
the Bishops of France reminding them
that the clergy are prohibited by law
from taking part in the elections. The
circular says the government will unhesi
tatingly and vigorously proceed against
ecclesiastics who may overstep the lines
enjoined under all governments since the
concordat. It was a violation of this law
which caused the difficulties lietween the
civil power and religious authorities at
the commencement of the present regime.
The government has also instructed the
public prosecutors to take measures to
punish severely the commission by the
clergy of offences against common law.
A Serious MlHliap.
PlTTSlirno, Septenilicr 0. Passenger
train No. 1, on the New York, Pennsyl
vania and Ohio railroad, ducat Youngs
town, 0., at 5 o'clock this morning, was
derailed at Pymatwing. A freight train
was lying on the siding, and the brake
man at the switch, in n hurry to get his
train out, turned the switch as the last
slcc)cr was passing over. The coach
was thrown on its side, and the follow
ing jiersons injured, though not fatally:
Mrs, H. W. Clark, Mrs. 12. U Clark,
Thomas Clark and Marion Clark, of
Pittsburg, and W. H, Shields, ofliaglc
ville. The injured were cared f.ir by sur
geons, and forwarded to their homes this
Sun Cotton Review.
New York, Septenilicr G. Futures
were variable oik! unsettled. The fea
tures were a "bulge" in October and No
vember options, and a "break" in Sep
temlier. It was said that the advance in
October ( 10 points to 10.3) was due to
the manipulation by a party who wished
to unload the Inttermonths. There was
a sharp decline in the last hour, due to
the large receipts nt interior towns, es
pecially those of Alabama, including 72
bales at Montgomery. Receipts at ports
this day 10,1)8 bales, against 6,833 last
week, and 8,053 last year; and for the
week 37,412 bales, against 30,003 bales
for the corresponding week last year.
Cotton on spot was easy to quiet.
An Important Conference,
London September 6. Cardinal Man
ning, the Lord Mayor, the Bishop of
London and Sir John Lubbock are con
ferring with the officials of the dock com
panies and the shipping merchants.
The "Kin lit Hour Day" Rejected.
Dt'NPKH, September 6. At a session of
the trades union congress to-day. A
vote was taken upon the adoption of the
"eight hour day, and it was rejected bv
a vote of 88 to 63.
To Work on Short Time.
Manchester, Septcmber6. A meeting
of the United Cotton Spinners' Society
was held here to-day, at which it was re
solved to work on half time tor a month
from Monday, Sept. 9.
ViHInle siirnM of ProgreHit and
bniTOR Citizhn: Suppose vou allow
mc space in your spicy daily to tell your
ivi,,,ia v. nut. .nt ,ii,,(i m rwiHL ASUC-
ville. I know you will not exjicct any
thing so eulogistic as Mr. Tighc's write
up of our city in the News mid Courier
ol a recent date, or halt so interesting
and instructive as iapt. ration s liuro
Yet I can assure you we are building
up nno improving rapidly, i Here arc
several new buildings in course of erec
tion now. Mr. J. W. Pattou has almost
completed a neat two-story cottage ol
six rooms on North Main street. A lit
tle farther on we find workmen of every
description busy in tearing up and re
modelling the Oakland Inn hotel for a
college for the worthy philanthropist, Dr.
i-ciisc, togatner in ms Host oi little or
phans to educate for our country's edifi
cation and welfare. Beyond there, n lit
tle distance, is being erected a handsome
two-story residence by a Mr. Connelly,
son of Rev. Mr. Connelly ; and yet farther
on is going up a neat cottage for Mr.
Ilaiilord A. Lockwnud; and that is not
all we are doing either.
This end of the city is crowded
with boarders. Maj. McDowell has
some forty-five or fifty, and Miss V.
Baird u house lull, and Mr.W. M.Clarke,
formerly of Charleston, S. C, quite i..
number of his Charleston friends and rel
atives summering with him.
The charming Misses F.rwin spent a
day at home this week alter a three
weeks' sojourn at Round Knob, They
report that popular resort as booming,
having from twenty-five to thirty regu
lar boarders, and its being the dinner
hotisc on the Western North Carolina
railroad, now has many transient
In schools we keen up with anv portion
of the city. Miss Nelson has just closed
a school ol two mouths witn an average
ol twenty pupils daily, taught in the old
Female Academy of Ashcville. Miss
Lillie Whitted is now teaching a public
scliool in tile rresovtenan l-liapel ol
Ivast Aslieville. With a wish that your
paper may continue to grow and increase
in circulation until it is read by every
intelligent man, woman and child in
Western North Carolina, I am,
Sept. , 1881). Fast Asiiuvii.i.k.
A CYCLONE CONIMi.
Predicted to Strike (III Matlerax
Washington, September 6. The hv
drographer ol the navy department au
thorizes the following statement relative
to the cyclone reported from the West
indies: Reliable telegraphic reports in
dicate that it passed St. Thomas and
Santa Cruz on the ,ird, inst., with winds
of hurricane violence and barometric
pressure as low as 28.07, moving along
track aliout west liv norm. It passed
to the northward of Foi to Kico on the
morning ol the th, and along the north
coast ol Santa Domingo the following
day at 1) u. in. To-day il is reported
(XK'least of Santiaga dc Cuba, but at
such a distance that it is probably re
curving and will not reach the Gull, but
will lie felt along the coast below Hat
teras to-morrow afternoon. On the 8th,
it will probably be central about the
axis l tile Gulf stream off llallcrns, and
masters of vessels are cautioned to take
Hi(h Priced Hut Reuiarknhle.
At a sale in Birmingham, linglaud, a
dealer paid $285 for a pack ol cards.
The pack is stated to be the only one ol
its kind in the world. livery card is spe
eialy engraved, and the pack comprises
an exhaustive pictorial history of the
principal events iu the reign of ( luceii
Anne down to 1700. They include the
victories of Marlborough, the sen lights
ol Admiral Bcnbow, all the vnriouscliuu-
ges connected with the parliamentary
proceedings of the dav. anil the con-
elusion of the treaties between Fngluud
and France and Spain. I he queen ol
hearts is a very well drawn picture of
(Jueen Anne herself, and the king ol
hearts represents King George of Den
mark, her husband. The queen of dia
monds is Annie Sophia, (Jueen of Den
mark ; the queen of clubs is the princess
royal of Prussia, and the queen of spades
is the Princess Anne of Russia. The
knaves were represented by leading
politicians of the day,
The machinery of the welknown Gam
brill Cotton Mill in Washington, Del.,
will lie shiiied to-day to Kcidsvillc, N.
C. This machinery is valued at $75,000
and fills twenty freight cars. The Wil
mington hvery hvening says the reason
for the removal is that the plant has
been sold to the Kcidsvillc Cotton Mills
Company, ol which Mr. Melville Gam-
h! ill is a stockholder ami president.
There is gradual hut steady movement
of the cotton manufacturing business
southward to the section where the cot
ton is grown, and having an opportu
nity to sell to the North Carolina com
pany, Mr. Gamhril! deemed it best to
take advantage of it. Themills at Kcids
villc are among the finest in the South,
and it is proposed to double their capac
ity during the coming year. The Gatn
brillMills at Wilmington employed
ibout 100 hards.
The County Board of Kilucatiou, in
connection with the County Su)crinteiid
ent of Public Instruction for Buncombe
county, will meet in their office at the
court house in Aslieville on Saturday,
Scptcmlier 21, to examine applicants for
admission to the iieneiits ol 1 he North
Carolina College of Agriculture and Me
chanic Arts." All applicants must pre
sent, before entering upon the examina
tion, a certificate of good moral charac
ter, together with evidence of their ina
bility or the inability of their parents or
guardians to pay their tuition. Here is
a rare opportunity. Come boys, a score
or more of you, and try. Biincoiulie
county is entitled to two students in this
institution. The highest grades in theex
aminntion will be recommended.
Jno. W. Starnes, Supt,
A. T. Scmmkv, Ch'n Co. Bd.
Prohibition State Nominations.
SvRAcrsii, N. Y., Septemlier 5. The
Prohibition State convention to-day
nominated t he following ticket : Secretary
of State, Jesse H. Grillin; comptroller,
M. R. Rand, of Tonowanda ; treasurer,
J. V. Bruce; attorney general, C. A,
Hart ; State engineer nnd surveyor, A.J.
Kenyon; judge of court of appenls, W. J.
A Court tiouMe Burned.
Ralkirh, Scptcmlier 5. The court
house at Carthage, Moore county, was
bunted this moruing, and all the records
were totally destroyed.
1'!S AC CO.'S REPORT Ol' THE
CONUITIOIS OF Ill'SIKiESS.
Continued Improvement In ;cn
eral HuHiueHH Monetary Strin
Kency at an End, and Mrlulit Ih
the ProHpect Ahead.
Ni:w ork, September G.K. G. Dun
Co s review of trade for the week savs
A real improvement is seen in almost
every department of business. With
each week it becomes more certain that
the crops of the vcar will be large, and
ot late, news from abroad has clearlv
(lien ted larger foreign demand while such
sicculation as might arrest the outward
movement of grain and provisions has
thus far been prevented. Ill cotton, on
the other hand, the present scarcity rules
tne price in spite ot bright prosccts i
to the coming crop. The effect of heav
bond purchases bv the treasury lias
liccn great in the stock market, and
now tell in the much better demand for
commercial paper, while the prevailing
opinion m the street, is that all ilanircr
oi monetary stringency is over for the
year. Aor can a irood reason be seen for
distrusting this impression unless sieeu
union is piisiico so lar as to cause lim
ine!. Meanwhile the unfavorable cf
leets ol recent dry goods and niauufae
luring failures arc gradually wearing oil
as no luriiier disasters ol importance
nave loiiowcd. Reports Irom other cit
les are unusually satisfactory, indicating
at every pouil cither an improvement or
a continuance ol previous nctiv
ity where the expansion ot trade had
been greater. At Cleveland there
great activity, especially in
ore and pig iron, and the demand for
ore seems to have actually exhausted the
supply for the season. Tliciinproveincnt
in iron anil steel is general at Philadel
phia and Pittsburg; but large buyers
hesitate here, and No. 1 nig is still ouotcil
at $17.01) to$lS. (II), with railsat $28.00
lo .VS. oil. I he demand lor bar iron is
heavy, and prices liavcudvanced. Though
pr tenon isenormous.it is realized that
the cost ol making iron is advancing al
most every wncrc; anil meanwhile the re
markable rise iu prices abroad shuts out
all foreign competition to an unusual ex
The attempt to hoist wheat on ex
travagant estimates of a Hiiropeun defi
ciency and demand has not been a suc
cess, and the price has declined K's for the
week, with sales of only 7,11(10,1100 bush
els. That liuropc will want more wheat
than it did last year is obvious; but this
country has a great deal more 10 sell.
Com also fell a cent, with sales of
7,000,000 bushels, and continued exports
reaching 5,0(10,000 bushels for the four
weeks of August have an important
hearing on the probable price of wheat.
Oats were also a shade lower, and
oil declined V,p. with small transac
tions. Sugar has gone still lower, but at the
decline some increased demand appears.
Pork has been steady and hogs higher,
while speculators incoilcc have laiseil the
price to l!)1 cents.
The distribution of groceries is gener
ally liberal, and in dry goods the jobbing
trade has been very large. Dress goods
are steady and woolen goods, as before,
are in comparatively light demand.
During the past week there has
been great activity and stimulus
afforded by the treasury disbursements.
The cash holdings of the treasury have
been reduced over fifteen millions
since a week ago, partly in pay
ment for bonds, of which considerable
ill'crs are still made daily, and partly in
lisbursemeuts incident to the beginning of
the month. The effect upon stocks has
been an advance of $2.15 per share in
prices of a dozen active securities and a
moderate advance in the rest of Hie list,
with the failure of one operator on the
wrong side of speculation.
The Northern Pacific grnupof securities"
led for a time, and afterwards coal
stocks which in view of the state of the
coal trade, is rather significant.
Both imports and exports increase
over last year continue enormous, and
the rate of foreign exchange has advanced
to .8S, the bank of hnglnnd holding its
ii i i 1 1 i ii l ii it l at per cent.
I he general level ol prices ot commo
dities is a shade lower than September
Business failures occurring throughout
the country during last week number,
lor the I'nited States 27. Canada 27,
total 201, against 21 1 last week.
KJIKiHTS OF IVAMHOK
Knocked Oil it Car and Killed at
Cou miu s, ()., Septenilicr ('). A special
train hearing the Knights of Ivnnhoe ar
rived here yesterday from Athens, the
Kuigl'.ts unending to give an exhibition
it the fair grouilds. 1 Ins side ot Chilli
othe, Wm. Scott and James Cohen had
occasion to go on the rool ot the car
which contained their horses, and were
knocked otl" while passing under a bridge
winch thev had not noticed. Cohen was
so horribly mangled as to lie almost un
recognizable, and Scott was also fatally
injured, although still alive.
SheepHhead Kay Raced,
Nkw York, September ti. Hxtra dav,
track and weather good.
First race' One mile: Cassias won,
Aiircna second, (Jucsn! third. Time 1.-
Second race about six furlongs:
l.ui.i ete won, I letter Skelter second,
Blackburn thud. Time 1.1 1 2-5.
tials paid $('.
Third race About six furlongs:
S. won, Manoln second, Oregon
l ime 0.12. .Minimis $11.
Fourth rae'e, selling One mile and a
furlong: Tattler won, Panama second.
Leap i ear third. 1 line l.ol).
Fifth race One mile and three six
teenths: Oritlamiiie won, Niagara second,
The Lioness third. Time 2.02 -5.
Sixth race' One mile on turf: Flitter
won, Bcllwood second, The Lion third.
Time 1. 2-5.
The Strealer Trouble Ended.
Strkator, HI., Scptcmlier 0. To-morrow
morning the Strentor coal miners,
who have liccn idle for over four months,
will resume work at 72,i cents n ton,
with appropriate reduction for nil day
work. This action does not include the
large body of miners employed by the
Star Coal Company at Langlev where
no settlement has yet lieen effected. The
miners to-dav voted to donate an addi
tional 2 3 cents kt ton to the support of
the hpnng valley miners.
Me Too Piatt the Man.
Nkw York, September.1). It has been
practically decided to elect ex-Scnntor
1 hos. C. I'latt to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of ex-governer Brown as
President of the Tennessee Coal, Iron,
and Railroad Company. The election
will take place nt Nashville, Tenn., where
the directors will hold a special meeting.
OI'K UI MII ANIMALS,
A Plea In Their liehalf made y
a Ealr Stranger.
Tin; Citizen publishes the subjoined
from a lady visitor to Aslieville. It is
timely and directly to the point, and
siiouid dc read and considered Dy our
local society of prevention of cruelty to
AsiiKVII.I.i;, Septenilicr 6, 1881).
F.ditor Citizen: The charms of Aslie
ville have lieen painted, and the pictures
are not unreal but true. The amphi
theatre of mountains which surrounds
the town reaching afar, range on range,
was built by the Almighty. His sun and
mists forever beautify it :"tlis sky is its
roof. But, alas, there arc here sights ol
sorrow, as in less lovely places. How
ever beautiful for the abode of human
beings Aslieville may Ik-, it is no heaven
for horses, nor for the other beasts ol
burden thai toil up its jiilly, rocky, and
ottcn deeply muddy streets. Many ol
these patient creatures are far too heav
ily loaded. Their bones and sinews seem
sometimes ready to bri-ak as they drag
the great weights. The crack "of the
driver's whip and the goad of his sharp
tongue are heard. A stranger's heart is
racked with pity, but has no power to
help. It is said that Aslieville has a "hu
mane society." Have not "its bones be
come dry?" O sweet spirit of mercy.
iirealhe over them that thev may live
inn move: inspire all t ie oeooc t,
join with one accord to do sonicthiiu.
strong and effectual to lessen the loads
ind to increase the food and taccomforis
of the toiling animals given to man for
Ills kind, not cruel use; given for us nro
ieci.1011 ami care. A M'uanokk
FOLKS VOI' KNOW.
Who They Are i Where Thev Are,
ant" What They Are nolnic.
George II. Sniathcrs, of Waynesvillc,
George P. Hart, ol Rocky Mount, N.
C, is in the city.
T. II. Vanduford, ol the Internal Rev
eiiuc service, was here yesterday.
Capt. Natt Atkinson left for New York
yesterday on important business.
Mr. and Mrs. Ogden Ii. Fd wards, of
Anuiston, Ala., are at the Batterv Park.
J. F. Graves, of Graves K: Thrash,
leaves for the North to purchase goods,
Hon. John W. Hinsdale, a prominent
twyer ofKalcigh, is at the Batterv Park
with his wife.
Miss Bettie V. Brown goes North to
day to purchase her stock of fall and
wiut'T millinery goods.
Rev. Dr. T. Ii. Skinner, of Raleigli, will
occupy the pulpit at the French Broad
Baptist church tomorrow morning.
Solicitor J. M. Moody, of Waynesvillc,
ind J. A. Glenn, of Columbia, S. C,
were at the Grand Central last night.
Miss May Bowman leaves for Bakcrs-
ville this evening, where she will give an
elocutionary entertainment Tucsdav
Mr. J. A. linslow, jr., of St. Augustine,
:la., is in the city, as is also his son, J.
. linslow, the third. Both gentlemen
ire at the Battery Park.
; cablegram to Tun Citizkn received
yesterday afternoon from Glasgow, Scot-
ind, announced the sailing of Capt. T.
W. Pattou and party for home
Another "Irretcular" Treasurer.
Boston, September (. It is slated on
the authority of president Perkins, ol
Douglas Axe (.ompanv, that that
concern will go into insolvency im
mediately. There are, it is said, irregu
larities in the accounts of treasurer
Dennison ), Daim. Dana has not Ik'cii
seen by the officers of the company for
several davs, and his whereabouts arc
unknown. The company wascapitalized
it $00,000, and has a large factory at
ist liouglas. employing three hundred
Piatt Elected PreHldent.
Nasiivii.i.i:, Tenn., September (i. Iix
Scnalor Thos. C. I'latt, of New York,
was elected president of the Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Railroad Company at the
meeting of the directors in this "city to
day to till the place made vacant by the
death of lion. John C. Brown.
tpcriuau Autl-Strlke I.citlHlatorM.
IIiiki.is. September (". Various parties
of the Reichstag are preparing inlcend
enl bills upon the labor question in addi
tion lo the government in iisures for di
rection and prevention of strikes. The
indications now are that this subject will
occupy much of the time of the coming
The Fatal Colliery niHaHter.
liliixiU'Roii, Septenilicr fi. The colliery
explosion yesterday resulted in the death
of fifty miners, only fourteen of thesixty
four men nt work in the pit having lieen
rescued. The scene of the disaster was
at Penicuick, a small town within ten
miles of this city.
AHhevllle'N I.ohh Durham's tiain.
lltirlinin Sun, Gth.
Virginia Howell, colored, desired to go
to Aslieville yesterday evening. She
would not accept a second class ticket,
but wanted to go first class. Being re
fused a ticket of that character, she would
not go, ami hail her trunk taken off.
The Weather To-Day.
Washington, Septenilicr 0. Indica
tions for North Carolina Light rain ;
slightly cooler; winds shifting to north
erly. Suubblnu; Houlanirer.
Paris, Septemlier 6. The Temps says
that the government will not reply to
General Boulanger's demand for a trial
bv a court martini.
Dallas liagle: On Tuesday evening of
last week a very sad accident occurred at
Mr. L. L. Suggs' about two miles from
this place. Mr. Monroe Brown, while
engaged in tearing down an old bam,
was caught under some heavy timber
and horribly crushed. He died in two
The Evangelical Lutheran Conference
will meet at Mt. Holly on Friday before
the first Sunday in October.
Peace Institute, Raleigh, opened Wed
nesday, with ninety students.
Ground has been bioken for a new Pres-
bvtcnnn church in Durham.
OVER TWO HI'NURKD OF HER
PEOPLE DEAD OR DYING.
A Frightful Explosion In a Cart,
ridire Factory the Cause Many
Employes Madly Wounded The
City Enveloped In Flames.
Antwkrp, Septemlier 6 Dynamite ex
ploded to-day in a cartridge factory in the
vicinity of the Bourse, killing several oer-
sons and doing much damage to property.
Portions of the Bourse were struck by
burning fragments and set on fire, caus
ing a panic in that building which was
ie me time crowded.
It is now known that 12roersonsw.rc
killed. The cartridge factory was situa
ted behind the docks upon which millions
ot cartridges were Iwing loaded. It was
adjacent to the ctrolcum stores, nnd
two large Russian jictroleum warehouses
were set on tire and arc now buniinir.
Other stores are endangered. The police,
gendarmes and troops are assisting in
tue worn oi extinguishing the names,
while the priests and Sisters of Charity
are looking after the injured. The city is
enveloKd ill a dense smoke.
The explosion occurred in the wprk
shop where old cartridges were licing
taken to pieces. Men and women were
actively at work breaking them up, and
twenty-five million had lieen partly
broken. The fire is still raging, and now
covers two acres. The flames shot up to
an immense height. Among the roar of
the flames there isacontinuous succession
of loud reports, supposed to be Irom the
ignition and explosion of packets of car
tridges. Beyond the Russian tanks and
NoIk'Is sheds there are numerous houses.
The shippingat the African and American
docks is in danger.
Later. The muulier of deaths will
probably reach 200. About 500 crsons
were injured. The loss will be manv
millions of francs. It will be impossible
to extinguish the flames in less than
twenty-four hours. Several vessels have
lieen burned. Owing to the intense heat,
the firemen are unable to approach the
(lames nearer than 100 yards.
Roped In by Kanibllnic Reporters
Koamiuic Round the City.
Some very excellent street work is now
in progress on Pattou avenue.
The United Workmen held an import
ant business meeting last night.
Haywood sujierior court convenes at
Wuynesville Monday. Judge Clark will
Transylvania superior court which has
been in session at Brevard during the
week adjourned yesterday afternoon.
Autumn leaves arc falling, and the
Buncombe agriculturist who has not yet
saved his tobacco crop is anxious about
The prospects for a very successful
opening of Aslieville Female College un
der ils new management are extremely
bright and flattering. It is one of the
finest institutions lor female education
in the entire Southland.
More Hones Found.
A party of men residing in Big Ivy
township have recently made a full and
complete examination of the fire-place in
the Ballew house m that township, in
search of further evidence to lie used iu
the trial of David Ballew and his wife, on
the charge of murder of their child, at the
approaching term of the criminal court.
It is reported that they found a number
of bones, teeth, etc., in the dirt, which
they sifted through a sieve during the ex
amination, thus adding material strength
to the horrible charges against the ac
Farmers in Council.
There will be a very important business
meeting in the court house to-day of the
Farmers' Alliance of Buncombe and other
western counties. A full attendance of
tillers of the soil is cxiected, and much
business will lie considered for their wel-
ire. The session will be a private one,
ind will Iu- presided over by the Bun-
comlie county president, Mai. D. A.
First Presbyterian Church.
Sabbath services. Divine worship ut
11 a. in., and S p. m., the pastor, Rev.
W. S. P. Bryan, officiating. Sabbath
scliool at U.5.
The Presbyterian (colored) Sabbath
school will meet . iu the building nt the
corner of Poplar and Mountain streets.
at p. m. Win. Cowan, siiierinteiidcnt.
New Students Comliiic In.
Two very charming young ladies. Miss
Glcnuie Toinliiison, of Benton, Ark., and
Miss Blanche Jones, of Columbia, S. C,
arc at the Aslieville Female college where
they will attend scliool this season. The
former is accompanied bv her brother
Leon D. Tomlinson, who will siend some
time in this city.
The Infantry at the Fair.
The Aslieville Light Infantry nt their
regular meeting held last evening, dis
cussed the practicability of attending the
Hickory Fair ns acoinpanv. Thesubject
met with the decided approval of the
mcniliers nnd it is very probable that
they will go, leaving here on the 23rd
Cards are out announcing the wedding
of Mr. H. A. Lindsay, of this city, to
Miss May A. Humphrey, of Hudson,
Wis., which will take place in the latter
town on Tuesday next, at 3 o'clock in
the afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Lindsay
will make Aslieville their home.
The City Council.
The regular weekly session of this body
was held at the City Hall last evening,
Mayor Blanton presiding. No business
of siieeinl importance was transacted,
and after disposing of regular routine
matters, the Council adjourned.
Only In the City.
The committee for the city schools have
jurisdiction only in the city limits, and
not in the township, as stated in onr
issue of the 4th inst.