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ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1889.
THE EIFFEL TOWER A IS II THi:
North Carolina Gems In lie Amer
ican Exhibit Services at a Huh
Hlan Cliurch-The naileries ol'lhe
Louvre Small Jlenln, Etc.
Paris, August 25, W.l.
Editor Citizen : The weal her has been
must unlike what one would exK'et in
sunny France very variable, showers ol
rnin, and uncomfortably cool. So when
we, in company with ten thousand other
idiots, on yesterday ascended the famous
Eiffel Tower we were quite satisfied with
our cx)erimeiit upon reaching the second
litnjfc, or about half way up, and round
that it could rain there quite as hard as
any place we ever saw, while the floor
was so badly drained that the wafer
stood two inches deep. Owing to the
crowd we could neither go up nor down,
and never remcmlter to have :,assed a
longer half hour than while a waitiugoiir
turn to descend.
This is indeed a most marvelous struc
ture, and one appreciates its immensity
best, at the first floor, probably 35o
feet above the-ground, where is fount!
quite a little village, including u restau
rant, while on the next, or fiOOfcct high,
is a publishing house, and the Daily
Figaro is regularly issued.
I'ndcr the circumstances attending our
visit the view was by no means satisfac
tory, and we regretted having wavered
in our original intention not to visit tin
A second day at thccxposilion grounds
(jives a much more favorable impression
than was gained at first, hut vet we think
that in some rcscets it falls far short ol
that at Philadelphia. So far as we have
liecn able to see the grounds do not at all
compare in beauty with ours, nor do we
like so well the general arrangement ot
the buildings. Here they are too much
sub-divided by small galleries, anil we
miss the grand view we had of the whole
main building at the American Centen
nial. The dome over the chief entrance comes
nearest to it and is the most attractive
portion, both on its own account anil be
cause ornamented with the wonderful
tapestries that are made here. It is in
deed hard to conceive how these can be
the product of looms. They look so like
the very licst oil paintings. liven the per
8ieclive is ailinirabiv preserved, and
landscapes, llovvers, birds, animals, por
traits and statuary are reproduced in u
manner marvelously natural.
So far as we have yet extended our in
Scclion, we give the palm to Russians
having the best exhibit, especially at
tractive in its assortment of silks, mal
achite and furs, the latter particularly
comforting this cold day; while those
from Norway are well selected and most
tastefully arranged, comprising several
grottoes, showing in natural size the va
rious animals and birds of that northern
France's exhibit, of course, is most ex
tensive, and we note some wonderful pro
ductions of glass, especially a ball ol ma
terial for watch crystals, as cicar as a
soap bubble, but six feet in diameter.
Also a pane so absolutely transHirent
that we utteinpted to walk through it,
measuring twenty-six feet high and four
teen feet wide anil weighing about l!,00t
Outside of the mechanical d partment
the United States seem very poorly repre
sented. Mr. Edison and Thompson &
Houston have marvels of electricity.
The phonograph of the former and tin
welding machine of the latter are both
miracles. We cannot yet see much prac
tical good of the phonograph. Ilssound,
while distinct, is distinctly mechanical,
with a brassy effect that is disagreeable.
Hut the welding machine is destined to
revolutionize mechanical works. (Inly
rclLct that we saw two pieces of iron
two inches in diameter, in less than one
minute welded as fast us if it had never
been severed, and without the exieudi
turc of a particle of heat or labor beyond
what was needed to place it in the ma
chine. Tiffany & Co. seem to have tried to re
deem the character of America, and pre
sent a very creditable display in silver
ware and gems. Among the latter we
were glad to seeseveralsiieeimens labeled
as from North Carolina, and thecountics
of McDowell, Alexander, Mitchell, Ashe,
Macon and Clay areconspieuously repre
sented. This is our first Sunday in Paris, and
we decided to attend service at the Rus
sian church, which proved most attract
ive, both from the novelty and the great
solemnity which attended it throughout.
It seemed very strange to be in a church
without chairs or any kind of scats. The
coiigregriition stood during the whole,
which only extended over an hour's time.
The singing was exquisitely sweet and
the intoning ol tne gosjK-i uv uie pi lest
was exceedingly impressive. Tliccongrc
gatiou took no purl in the service farther
than by very frequent bov. ingsaiul cross
ings on the breast. In fact, every one
except ourselves seemed to lie doing this
almost continually. The vestments ot
the priests were extremely rich, being
chieHy made of silk and gold. Altogether
it was a service to be remembered lor its
impressivencss, ulthough performed in a
language of which we could not under
stand a single syllable.
Our next mortification ol the spirit, is
to visit the Louvre, and its stupendous
galleries ol paintings. Oh! how we long
to lie able to appreciate these things, but
we cannot and it is useless to try any
longer. If it were not for the high art
we might stand it, and in time learn to
enjoy it, but the naked men and women,
which the lovers ot art stand Ixlore in
rapture, become to us perfectly, absolute
ly monotonous, wearisome and disgust
ing. We know this is heresy, but candor
compels us to acknowledge it. So even
the magnificent rooms of this grand
palace are quickly left lor more congenial
scenes, which we find by a walk tlnotigh
the gardens of the Tuilleries, and passed
the lovely fountains of the Place de Con
corde. Thence a cab curries us along
that truly royal drive. The Champs
lilysees wtucn Drings us to the arch ol
1 riumnh. which we stop to examine and
to admire, commemorating as it does
the wonderful victories of the first Napo
leon. And so on we drive to and through
the Bois dc Bolougne.
In this latter we are somewhat disap
pointed ; while very beautiful in some re
spect, the trees and undergrowth are al
lowed to be too thick, keeping out the
sunlight and jriving to all a damp, dark
appearance. On the whole we do not like
it half so well as our Central Park.
The best part oi the llois dc Uolougne,
ig L Jnnlin d Acclimation which is
filled with most lovely bright flowers,
among which ramble many excellent
specimens ol rare birds and animals. The
flock of ostriches is the licst we have ever
teen, and one ol them affords delight to
the children by drawing them in a curt
over the smooth walk.
We think these specimens fur better
than nnv we saw in the British Zoologi
cal garden. In fact we find ourselves
often comparing our impressions of Lon
don with those of Paris, and decide that
in each and everv resnet the latter is by
far the most attractive and agreeable
citv, although we wish they would adopt
a different stvle of cooking and arrange
ment! of meals. What they call nil petit
itcjcuncr would make about one mouth
ful for one of our robust mountaineers,
and when we arc so utterly exhausted as
to seek a drii k ol'eogniac, our host pre
sents us a glass about the size of an in
fant's thimble, and would be utterly hor
rified it we fill il more than once, while
the flavor of the liqueur is such as to im
press upon us how absolutely absurd
sucli a measure is, and to make us look
forward anxiously to our return to
America, and our 'friend Longhrau and
The water ol Paris is so horribly bad
that no one pretends to touch it; bin
they di ink wine instead, and that so ter
ribfy sour that our pigs would raise an
uproar of squealing il compelled to taste
it. Mav'oe we will come to like il alter a
while, but we scarcely think it will be
worth the effort, therefore will not try
auv longer but stop right now.
T. W. 1.
JIUITISH UKAIN TRADE.
The Mark I.niie ExprcKH' Review
ol' CniH and PriceH.
I,oJilo, September '.I. The Mark Lane
Express, in us weekly review of the Hrit
ish grain trade, says: "Deliveries of the
new crop ol English wheat are disap
pointing as to quality. Prices ranged
from thirty to thirty-live shillings per
quarter, averaging thirty-one shillings.
These arc low conipai -alive values for the
first prices ol a new er q. Sales of Eng
lish wheat for the week, were 3N,7NI
quarters at thirteen shillings against
1 l'o f.S quarters at thii ly-scvcu shillings
nine-tenths, lor the corresponding week
last year. California wheat relapsed
six to nine pence. New American winter
red, is lit inly held. Russian and Indian
are rather lower. Corn is three pence
.higher. L'iiisccd has fallen three pence.
At to-day's market the English wheal
ruled lower, and foreign declined six
pence. Corn, barley, and oats were in
the buyers lavor.
Sunset l iis Maid to be Dying.
Nuw Vol; k, September '.). An evening
peper says: "Congressman Samuel Snlli
vmi Cox is dying at his home, 13 lvasl
12th street. Four days ago he was con
fined to his bed by an attack of what he
supposed to be malarial fever. This
rapidly developed into acute pneumonia,
which lias defied the best medical skill.
Yesterday his physicians gave up all
hiqie, and announced that the days ol
the statesman-humorist could Ik" num
bered on the fingers of one hand. Con
gressman Cox w.is to have lectured on
his visit to Yellowstone Park before the
Sleekier Association to-morrow night.
At three o'clock this afternoon Hon. S.
Si. Cox was reported as being very low.
A conlereucc has been held by his physi
cians, Lockwood, Skidder, Wynkop and
Sowers, of Washington. The result ol
the conference showed, that while Cox
was very low, there was no immediate
Trial ol Ives to Begin.
Nl-.w Yokk, September II. Henry S.
Ives and his partner, George II. Staynar,
were brought belore Recorder Smythe in
the general sessions court to-day to be
tried for the Irauilulenl issue ol stock of
the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
railroad. Ives' counsel asked I'orseparatc
trials. It was decided to try Ives first,
ar.c! the time was fixed for to-morrow.
Tile prisoners were taken back to Ludlow
street jail. Ives looked well.
ArrcHl of itneliHt MuiT.
Coi.i miu s, C.i., September '.I. An Ku-quircr-Sini
special from Salem, Ala., says:
"Hun. W. A. Hull", the would-be duelist
and his friend Capt. Kofi' Sims, of Macon,
were aiesied at thai place this afternoon.
The two were taken to Opelika and car
ried before t hciudge. I luff was placed uncle r
$1,1100 bond to keep the pence, and Sims
under a $2,.ioo bond. Both arc still in
the custody of the officers. Patterson,
the oilier duelist, is still hiding out."
. X New Venire Ordered.
CuicAi.o. September 0. The weary
work ot finding a jury for the Cronin
trial was resumcd.before Judge MeConnell
this morning; and from a ruling soon
after the examination of talisman was
begun, il would appear that the court is
disposed to accelerate the work. In all,
aboul twenty-five talesmen were ex
amined during the day, and all of them
were excused, cither lor cause or on ic
remptory challenge. A new venire was
ordered for to-morrow.
Y .'.shim, ton. Sentember '.). The Presi
dent to-night made the following ao-
pointu'.cnis: George W. Lyon to be
surveyor of customs lor the port of New
ork; i nco. o. winisto i.c naval omcer
of customs in the district of New Y'ork :
Krnesl V.-itll.'in I be eollit'l or i il' intem.-il
revenue lor the first district of New York.
l ahms H. Husliee, I'tntcd States dis
trict attorncv for the eastern district of
North Carolina, has resigned.
lMifllNtrt'netermliied to Fight.
Coi.r.Mius. Ga., September 'J. Mr.
Huff left Columbus last night for Macon.
The mayor of Columbus released him on
condition that be would go to Macon.
As he I Hull! did not promise to remain
in Macon, it is believed the Patterson
party will lie met either in South Caro
lina or Florida, and the duel will be
fought if friends fail to settle the matter.
The officers prevented the parties from
getting together in Alalmnia.
Wilmington Review: "It was reported
here to-day that young Mr. Marshall, of
Wadesboro' who was struck by a base
ball bat a lew days ago, in a dispute
over a game, by another young man by
the name ol Dargan, hail died from the
effects of the injury, This is not so. A
telegram from Wadesboro received this
afternoon says that Mr. Marshall is
somewhat liettcr. There has evidently
lieen a blow somewhere at sea, probably
not far from lltitteras, for the sea has
been very high oft' this coast for several
days past. The sight from the shore is
said to have been a grand one.
In the police court yesterday morning
Jim Penland and Hud Greenlee, colored,
were fined $1(1 each for selling liquor on
Sunday. The former in default of pay
ment was scut to the chain gang for
twenty days. Greenlee paid his fine.
Don't forget the fair and festival to lie
held nt the Doublcdav Methodist church
this evening. Cakes, ereims and all
kinds ol refreshments will be served nt
moderate prices. The fair is held to
raise funds to pay for the new organ ot
the church, and will begin at 7 o'clock.
A TARHEEL STORY.
A Wile's Fidelity Seem to be at
Charlotte, N. C, September 8.
Reidsville is now in the midst of much
excitement growing out of the sensation
al coroner's investigation in the case ol
D. K. Morris, who died very suddenly
and under rather peculiar circumstances
a few days ago. The investigation has
been in progress one week and much sen
sational evidence is being brought out.
One year ago Mr. Morris, who was
one of the oldest and most substantial
business men of Reidsville, was married
to Miss Cora May Scales, a very pretty
young lady and the acknowledged lielle
of the town. It is said that Miss Scales
did not love Morris and her marriage to
him wns against her wishes. This is
plainly evident from the fact that imme
diately after the ceremony was perform
ed, Mrs. Morris absolutely and uncondi
tionally refused to live with her husband
as his wife, and they lived apart until
Morris' death. However, of lute they
have both lived ill the same house, but
each occupying separate apartments.
Sonic days ago Mrs. Morris asked her
husband to have his lite insured for $10,
000 and have the policy made out in her
favor. This was done and the policy
was delivered to her. Morris told her
that he had also made his will and had
bequeathed to her proicrty worlh $20,
000. In a day or two Morris was found
dead in his bed. Although the circum
stances looked suspicious, on account ol
Mrs. Morris' connections and her prom
inence in society, no action was taken
against her and Morris was buried, her
friends declaring he was a victim of heart
But after Morris' body had lieen in the
grave one week a coroner's jury was
summoned, the body exhumed, and the
stomach cut out by Drs. llroiighlon, ol
Reidsville, and Gregory, of Greensboro.
These physicians pronounce the heart
pcrlectly sound and say death resulted
from the effects of chloroform, and that
a much smaller dose than that used
would have produced death. The stom
ach has Ik-'CU sent to the State chemist
for analysis. It remains to lie seen
whether Morris took an oyerdoseofehlo
I'oform, or if it was administered to him.
Four lawyers are employed on the case
and several days will yet be required to
hear evidence. Mrs. Morris is now in a
very critical condition, her nervous sys
tem being entirely unstrung. Three phy
sicians are attending her, but it is feared
that she is beyond recovery. Highly
sensational developments arc expected in
the next few days. Mrs. Morris is con
nected with the" best families of Rocking
ham country. She has lieen placed un
der arrest to await the coronc's verdict.
IuhIiii-nm in the (irain Center Our.
Inif VeHterday'H tteHHlon.
CliiCAiai, September 0. The market
for wheat ruled steady and narrow to
day. There were no new features and
trading was of a light and scalping char
acter. It was the impression here early
that the visible supply would increase
1,000,000 bushels and this had a depress
ing elleet. During the last half hour there
was a lively trading and prices eased off
to inside figures, the closing quotations
being at the bottom tor September and
October and c. lower for the day. De
cember uud May rallied a small fraction,
and were only a shade below Saturday's
close at adjournment.
A moderate and very good shipping
business was transacted in corn, the feel
ing being steady. Fluctuations were con
lined within narrow limits. Reports re
garding the growing crop are generally
of a very favorable character. The mar
ket oiicncd a shade under the closing of
Saturday was firm and gradually ad
vanced 'la'Tne., liccame quiet and steady,
closing n shade better than Saturday.
Oats were tradcdin moderately, and a
quiet and steadier feeling prevailed.
There was no particular pressure to sell
uud a lair disposition to buy, but price
changes were confined to a narrow range.
Some little interest was manifested in
pork with some irregularity in prices.
October advanced and January declined.
Trading was light in lard and the feel
ing was steady, with very little chungc
The inquiry for short ribs was active
and oflerings fair. Prices on the whole
range averaged higher, but outside fig
ures were not maintained.
THE ANTWERP HORROR.
Tlie Fire ExtliiKuiHhed and More
Antwerp, September!). The fire which
started in the cartridge factory on Friday
has at lust lieen extinguished. Several
more corpses have liecn found, and the
number of dead will certainly reach two
King Leopold and the Cabinet ministers
to-day visited the hospitals where the
sufferers by the fire arc being cared for.
The arrest of M. Carvillnin, proprietor
of the cartridge factory, has been or
dered. Many crsons passed the night in the
oien air, dreading to remain in their
homes, owing to the explosion of petro
leum which occurcd at intervals until
The village of Austruwell, inhabited by
artisans, was completely destroyed for
hundreds of yards, and in its vicinitv not
a building escaped damage. All parts of
the city show more or less damage, and
portions have the appearance of having
A Brutal Murder.
Norfolk, Vn., September 9. T. L.
Walker, a well known merchant of Nor
folk county, engaged in business at Sew
cll's Point, six miles from this city, was
murdered early yesterday morning. The
motive for the murder was mbherv; and
six negroes William Henry Curtis, Henry
Williams. Samuel Stencil, Cornelius
White, George Pryor and Robert Curtis
are now in jail for the crime. W. Henry
Curtis wns the first one of the murderers
arrested; and White under examination
broke down and implicated the other five
men named as his accomplices. Accord
ing to his story, he and his pals went to
Walkers' store Sunday morning where
he hapiiencd to be sleeping, and effected
nn entrance. They were met by Walker
in his night dress and unarmed, nnd they
nt once seized him, and after knocking
him senseless with a stick of wood, they
strangled mm to death.
, At New Y'ork New York 11, Cleve
At Washington Washington 9, In
At Philadelphia-Philadelphia 10, Pitts
At Baltimore Baltimore 8, Cincin
At Philadelphia Louisville 10, Ath
THE GREAT EXPOSITION.
A GRAND AMD IMPOSING CIVIC
PARADE AND DISPLAY.
Reviewed by tbe President, Gov
ernor Jackson and Mayor I.a
trobe The Cireat Reception at
the Rennert House, Etc.
Baltimore, Md., September 9. The
great reposition began this morning
with the civic nnd trades parade, re
viewed by President Harrison, Governor
Jackson and Mayor Latrobe. The pa
rade, consisting of 100 floats, and alto
gether 15,000 men, was four hours in
passing the stand. Like all such affairs,
it was grand and imposing, but at the
end dwindled in insignificant advertise
ment wagons. At last it was over, and
the committee took the President amid
fluttering huzzas of the people back to
the Rennert House. Mrs. Harrison, who
arrived at the hotel from Jenkinton, re
turned to Washington by an early train,
us did also Secretary YY'indom. In the
hotel parlors were many prominent citi
zens when the Mayor read the engrossed
resolutions of the city council, inviting
the President to hold a public reception
at the city hall, the mayor, or- behalf of
of the reception committee, invited him
to attend a dinner in his honor at the ho
tel. Into the large dining room of Rennert
House filed 150 guests wishing to honor
the President ol the United Slates. An
orchestra concealed liehind ntitural ferns
played during the meal. Daylight was
admitted through stained glass softened
and subdued, and incandescent electric
light added brilliancy to the scene.
The President nnd party left a little
early in order to attend the reception at
the city hall. The President stood from
6 to 7 p. m. near the door of the recep
tion room, and as the 2,500 men, women
and children pussed single file he gave
each a firm shake of the hand and a
pleasant look. He readily took the hands
of children and all. The reception closed
sharply on the minute, and for a few mo
ments the President sat in the chair ol
the Mayor of Baltimore. Lined in front
of the citv hall the letter carriers of the
city were keeping back the crowd. As
tne I'resulent was recognized descending
the stairs cheer upon cheer, loud and
clear, rangr out, the most frantic since his
siuy, continuing lu me ncjiui., wncre ine
chief executive entered the cur "Balti
more" together with Secretary Tracy,
Marshall Ransdell and Adjutant General
Kelton. At 7.30 a special engine took
the car to Washington, where President
Harrison remains to-night.
Considerable anxiety is felt to-night
liei e of accidents due to many electric
wires having been cut to allow the floats
The Barnstormer and Old Gag
Dealer MuhI (io,
With the opening of the new ojiera
house comes a better and higher class ol
theatrical talent to amuse and entertain
Asheville plny-gocrs. No longer will the
barnstormer, with expansive check, bat
tered hat; Baxter street clothing and
cut-glass diamonds; with lordly name
and royal mien, attempt to shoot his
B. C. 61 chestnuts at the Asheville devo
tee of Momus. No more will the fair and
lovely (?) damoscls of forty winters and
more, make one's' hah rise like the
"quills upon the back of the fretful porcu
pine," and his heart slop still as "grand
father's clock," with the "old songs," in
an alleged voice a cross between the
semi-crazing sounds of a steam ca!lioic
and a prize cat fight, and then lie asked
to encore the aged female veteran who
stands forth on the bills as "Miss So-and-So."
They and their ilk must take
a rest a long and lasting siesta. And
shall we miss them when they're gone?
First-class, legitimate companies in
iqiera, tragedy, comedy, minstrelsy, etc.,
only, will lie secured by the management
of the ncwojiera house, and artistes such
as Rhea and Abbott, Juch and Daven
port, Booth and Kmniett, Downing and
Ward, Bell and Knight, Prescott nnd
McLean, the Templetons, Barry and
Fay, Sol Smith Russell, Sothern, John
Clinton Hall, and hundreds of others,
will lie greeted by large and remunera
tive audiences when they come. The
people appreciate a gnod play by a good
company and arc always ready to pay
good prices for I he opportunity ofattend
ing such. Glad The Citizen is to an
nounce that only the best plays will
lie presented in Asheville hereafter. No
shoddy, clap-trap, disgusting stuff', but
clean, refined, elegant productions that
will not fail to please.
DRVMAN IN A BAD WAY.
He was Much Worse Yesterday
and will Probably Die.
John Dry man, the youth shot by engin
eer William Miller in the row at the Jen
kins woman's house Saturday evening,
Sient a bad day yesterday, and the prob
ability now is that he will die. The bul
let has not yet been located, and the phy
sicians are fearful of immediate fatal re
sults if the prolie is used, owing to the
location of the wound and the direction
in which the missile ranged. The
wounded man is receiving careful and
skillful treatment at the hands of Dr.
Justice, but it is safe to say that he can
not live longer than a few days, nt the
Miller has fled the Stntc.it issuposcd,
and the officers have been busy since
Sunday morning telegraphing to various
points in this and adjoining States in the
hope of intercepting him. So far their
efforts have proven unsuccessful, and ow
ing to the means which he had, and has
at his command to make good his escape,
there is considerable conjecture on the
part of the authorities as to the prolav
bilityofhis ever being ovei taken and
brought back to answer for his crime in
the event that Dryman dies an end
that now seems to be beyond the shadow
of a doubt.
Tbe weather To-Day.
Washington, September 9. Indica
tions lor North Carolina fair; station
ary temperature; northerly winds.
LET JUSTICE BE DONE.
A Homicide Unpunished, if Not
The activity displayed by the authori
ties here in endeavoring to solve the mys
teries of murders supposed to have been
committed in this county respectively
eight and fifteen years ago, suggests the
application of the same energy nnd inter
est in bringing to justice the perpetrator
of a homicide about which there is no
doubt, and one committed within the
past two and a half years. About that
homicide, there was at the time a seem
ingly unuccountable indifference, and
since, an apathy in vindicating the law
which might bring discredit upon the au
thorities, if we did not know, personally,
that the apathy was only apparent, the
result of prudent caution. But the cau
tion has extended over such a space of
time that it seems probable that the of
fender may safely indulge himself in the
hope oficrmnncnt immunity ; and thus
it hnpicn that the law lie insulted and
defied, and a stranger lie killed with the
assurance that no person or authority
lie at the trouble to prosecute his
The circumstances of the homicide may
lie briefly stated. They are without
doubt fresh in the minds of a number of
At a date and time we cannot recall,
but certainly within the past three years,
a quarrel and affray took place lietwcen
two employes of the Asheville Furniture
Factory, in the factory, during the work
ing hours. One of them was of German
extraction or birth, coming here from
Cincinnati. The other wns from Bast
Tennessee. In the fight the latter had
the licst of it, and the German, starting
to run, was struck on the right side of
the head, behind the ear, with a stone
thrown with great violence by the other.
He felt to the ground in an insensible
condition, and was taken to the Mission
Hospital. The other immediatelv or
soon after fled. The injured man never
recovered his intelligence. The skull was
fractured, and a piece of it more
than nn inch in diameter was removed,
exposing the brain. After lingering in a
comatose state for eight or ten days, he
died, unquestionably Irom the blow, the
brain constantly oozing out through the
ghastly orifice. The date ofthe patient's
entry to the hospital and that of his
death arc no doubt exactly recorded on the
hooks of the hospital.
We called upon a leading magistrate
and put him in jiossession of all such
facts of which he wasnot previously pos
sessed. We also waited upon Solicitor
Moody for the same purpose. We know
that both of these gentlemen nt the time
took active, yet cautious steps, to bring
the assailant of the dead man to justice.
Nothing came of it then. Two years
have passed, and the whole matter
seems to be passing into oblivion. This
is inadmissible. It is not the habit ofthe
law, it is not the )licy of public justice,
it is not for the security of the icople,
that a man shall lie knocked in the head
like a dog and lie forgotten ; nnd that his
slayer, whether with or without provo
cation, shall esc.-qie all inquiry and re
sponsibility, and boast perhaps that he
is above the law.
In the name of public justice, we ask
that steps lie instituted nt once to vindi-
ate the law in thisense, still fresh in gen
THE LE CONTE PEAR.
A Fine Specimen lirown by Mr.
Robt. A. Long.
Col. T. B. Long yesterday afternoon
left with us a siecimen of this fine pear of
distinctly Southern origin, and which is
the subject ol such extensive and profita
ble culture in Georgia and Florida. Dur
ing the past season the I.e Complc iear
figured largely among the early fruits
brought here. Hut we saw none nearly
so large as the specimen liefore us, or so
fine in shape and color. It weighs three
quarters of a pound. It was raised in
the garden of Mr. Robert Long in this
city, and is the fruit of a tree brought by
Col. Long from Thomasvillc, On., a few
years ago, this licing its first year of
bearing. This is erhaps as high a lati
tude and elevation at which this variety
has jicrfected. But the iear in its other
varieties would find here congenial cli
mate and soil, and should receive more
attention than has been awarded it
Few have paid much attention to it. The
late Prof. Kimlierly was one of those
few; and he left behind him a pear or
chard which is now bearing finely. Cer
tain fruits, largely neglected, are especi
ally adapted to this altitude, among
which are the pear, the plum in many
varieties, the cherry nnd the berries, es
pecially the raspberry and the straw
berry, profitable in the hands of those
who have taken pains to cultivate them
These two berries, like the grape, have
the endorsement of nature for their ex
tensive cultivation, the native varieties
of all three growing here in abundance
Calamitous Fire in Albany.
Albany. N. Y.. Scptemlxr 9. A fire
broke out on anupper floor ofMcCordle's
four story rag and junk warehouse at
1.50 o'clock this afternoon. Thirty or
forty women and girls were employed in
picking rags. Many of them escaiied bv
stairways and fire escapes; but some
were cut off by the dense smoke. One
girl fell from a third story window iqion
a pile of iron, and was latally hurt;
another followed a moment later and
was badly injured. Both were breathing
when taken to the hospital. Another
was probably fatally burned. It is re
ported that others were caught in the
building; but of this nothing can be
Geo; Heck, of Raleigh, is at the Battery
FOLKS YOU KNOW.
Who They Are Where Thev Are,
anr what They Are Doing.
George T. Jones left for New Y'ork yes
terday. S. Lipiusky has returned from his
Governor Fowle, after a week's visit to
Asheville, has returned to Raleigh.
Mrs. B. M. Lyons has relurned to the
city and will siend several days here lie
fore going South.
J. R. Graves and O. II. Henry and wife
went North lust night. The party will
be absent about ten days.
Mrs. G. B. Clark, of Howling Green,
Ky., siiecinl correspondent of the St.
Louis Republic, wasal thcGrand Central
Mr. and Mrs. Lnngdon Cheves, ol
Charleston, S. C, and Misses Hcrta and
Emily Allen, of Terre Haute, lnd., are at
the Battery Park.
K. L. Brown has accepted a position
with Graves & Thrash, 10 South Main
street, where he will in future be pleased
to see his numerous friends.
I5x-Govcrnor and Mrs. Thos. J. Jarvis
left yesterday for Raleigh where they will
sjiend sometime before returning to their
home at Greenville, Pitt county.
James P. McTeer, of Wythcville, Va
formerly judge of Wythe county court,
and latterly minister in charge of the
Methodist church at Chattanooga, Tenn.,
is registered at the Swanuanoa.
W. Bayard Cutting and family of New
Y'ork City, who have been spending
several weeks at the Mountain Park
hotel, at Hot Springs, passed through
this city yesterday afternoon in their
private car en route home.
Rev. Robert Strange and wile of Wil
mington are in the city for a lew days.
Mr. Strange filled the pulpit at Trinity
Episcopal church Sunday morning, and
his sermon was most highly appreciated
by the vast congregation which worship
at that sanctuary. The beautiful lan
guage, graceful delivery and learned rea
soning of the very able divine created a
fine impression among his auditors. Mr.
and Mrs. Strange arc stopping at the
"CUT 'EM FOR FROST.'
The Mayor Held a Full Haud and
Called Every Time.
The dock of the police court was a
study when that tribunal began business
yesterday morning, and the cash-box of
the chief of police was another when the
session adjourned. The pen was chug
full of delinquents, and the general color
was "off." The group looked like the
wrecked end of a cheap kalcidcscope, and
there wasn't a prisoner on deck who
could set still long enough to repeat the
first ofthe ten commandments. The nerves
of the whole caboodle were badly shat
tered, nnd "red licker" of an exceedingly
inferior quality had caused the shatter
ing. Ilis Honor surveyed the panorama
spread before him, took down the muni
cipal pruning knife, whetted the blade on
the leather back of a copy of The Code
and the carving commenced. He "cut
'em for frost," did the mayor, yesterday;
and fines of $10, $15, $20, $25, $30, $3.-
25, $2.25, were announced so numerous
ly that Col, Baird had to call on officer
Bradley to assist in taking up the collec
tion. I'inally the performance concluded
and every man in the court house fell as
if he had gotten value received for the
time he took to attend the show. It
was a big court and lacked a good deal
of being as solemn as a funeral.
OUR DUMB ANIMALS.
Another Mailer for ANhevllle S. P.
C. A. People to Regulate.
The following communication is pub
lished with the hiqie that the officers of
the Asheville society for the prevention
of cruelty to animals will at once take
steps to eradicate from our city the evils
mentioned in the letter below. There is
:i statute law which, if cnlorced, will put
a stop to the inhuman and brutal prac
tices justly complained nl, and 1 in! Cit
izen would like to know why this law is
not enforced? Somebody is guilty of
negligence in this mailer, and should be
made to suffer the wnulty for dereliction
of official duty, Stop these brutal prac
tices, yc who have authority to stop
The letter reads as follows:
Asheville, Scptcmlier 7.
Editor Citizen : If any one desires
proof through his own senses of the ur
gent necessity ol intercession in behalf of
dumb animals, let him seek some window
or door-step at the corner of Oak and
Woodfin streets. Here is a turn toward
the cast where the ascent grows hard,
and where, after rains, the clay, mud and
the ruts arc deep. Here is a place where
it would be no weakness to stand .mil
weep at sight of the dreadful loads that
animals are forced to draw. One oli
server remarked while watching the ef
forts of a single small, lean horse, that
the load must weigh twelve hundred
pounds. Often the drivers allow the
straining creatures to stop and get a lit
tle breath; but soon the loud goading of
their voices, and frequently the strokes
of their whips to start thcauimnls again,
cause the listener something worse than
an earache. It is but fair to record that
no driver when spoken to by a distressed
witness lias ever replied rudely ; also that
some have said the responsibility for the
great loads is not their theirs, but their
employers, is mere auinoniy io regu
late such weights? It not let the human
nnd energetic "rise to an amendment" of
the constitution nnd laws ot this lovely
"Land of the Sky !" May they eschew
red ta and circumlocution. Let us
not be prompt nnd fleet in all else save
nceas Ol justice uuu iuvc. n. r Kiftnu.
A called meeting ofthe Ladies Aid So
ciety of the French Broad Baptist church
will be held at that edifice at 5 o'clock
HIGH ROLLING WAVES.
LEADING WATERING PLACES
Hotel Guests at Newport and At
antic City Leaving tbe Buildings
Sea-walls Beaten Down Clin"
Walk Submerged Damage.
Atlantic Citv, N. J., September 9.
A high and heavy sea is now rolling and
a high wind is blowing, but it has
changed itsquarter-veeringmovingto the
northwest. Otherwise, the destruction
here this evening would have been in
calculable. As it is the board walk and
pavilions from the States hotel bath
houses to Kipple's bnths have been
ground almost into kindling wood. The
avenues from Maryland avenue to Chel
sea avenue are submerged to the depth
of three to four feet, and the cellars of
nearly all the beach houses have as
much water in them. The ocean wall
in front ofthe Traymore gave way
entirely nt 7 o'clock, and the waves are
now washing the cellar walls of the
Windsor. Some anxiety is felt there but
as the tide is high at 8 o'clock there il
hope that no great damage may be done.
The greatest destruction, as near as can
be learned, is liclow Shclburne, Guverna
tor, Lee's, Doyle's, Griffith's, Flying
Horse and Topham's. Outside pavilions
have all liecn bodily lifted from their pin
nings and destroyed. It is difficult to
learn more particulars until the waters
recede. Occupants of all the remaining
pavilions are moving out and packing
their goods. Several persons received
severe shocks this evening by coming in
contact with electric light wires as they
fell from the poles and before the current
could lie shut off. Guests at many ofthe
hotels are moving to houses nearer the
center of the city. The meadowsarecov
cred with water, and the loss is nowesti
matcd at $10,000.
NiiwroRT, R. I., September 9. The
sea is very high. The surf has broken
across the cliff walk in places and at
high tide this morning the bathing beach
broke way across the road bed into Eas
tern's pond. The shingles were stripped
oil' the pavilion in places and the water
invaded the dining hall and waiting
room but did no serious damage. Tbe
bath houses at the east end of the beach
were moved from their positions. The
surf is said to Ik' the highest known for
twenty years. The Narragansett pier
boat was unable to make her trips from
here to-day and the Black Island boat
has not conic in.
WHAT WILL HE SAYT
The Inspector Arrives and Takes
the Situation In.
United States postofnee inspector Win.
Conard, detailed by the postal authori
ties at Washington to visit Asheville and
report back to the Department the ad
visability of changing the location of the
city postofnee, has arrived.
He is a portly, pleasant-faced gentle
man, chock full of business and refuses to
talk to anybody about the change, or
what he will report back to his superiors.
He has liecn in Asheville since Sunday
morning, nnd has taken the whole situa
tion in at a glance.
He has also made a rigid examination
of postmaster Cannon's books and ad
ministration of the office during his in
cumbency, and highly compliments that
official and his assistants upon the man
ner in which they have discharged the
important business entrusted to them.
Hut Mr. Conard will not talk about
the removal or non-removal of the loca
tion of the office. Neither will he say a
word about the text of the report he
will make to the first assistant postmas
ter general concerning the same.
Helias, however, examined the Har
kins building, as he has also inspected the
present location of the office. He inti
mated that in case of fire the former
would lie safer. He had no confidence in
a frame building in case of such an occur
rence, and would prefer a solid, substan
tial brick structure every time.
He also intimated thut in the present
quarters the postoffiee employes lacked
sufficient room to speedily and satisfac
torily work up Ashcville's bulky mall,
lie said the Hnrkins building was large
He intimated that the help in the Ashe
ville office was insufficient; more was
needed, and needed badly. An assistant
mailing clerk would not be out of place;
and an extra delivery clerk would be a
But he declined to say anything about
the removal of the postoffiee, and that
question is one which most disturbs the
local public mind. He didn't wish to b:
interviewed, and he wouldu't be. And
that settled it.
The insiector will probably make his
report at once, and, if so, the Asheville
folks will know where the postoffiee will
lie located liefore the end of the week. If
it is changed there will be no use in kick
ing; and, if it stays where it is, there's
an cud to it. Mr. Conard's report il
judgment, and the Washington authori
ties appoint no returning boards in the
matter of changing postoffiee location.
But what will inspector Conard say?
Postmaster Cannon has made applica
tion for permission to employ more help
in the Asheville office, and if his request
is granted he says he will give the Ashe-
villians such a local postal service as they
huve never had before.
In the meanwhile Inspector Canard
holds the key to the entire situation, and
what his report contains concerning the
whole affair goes with a four-line pica G.
Gone to Caesar's Head.
A party of fourteen of our best known
and most popular young people leave
this morning for Ca'sar's Head where
they will remain until Saturday. Among
them arc Misses Mary R. Cameron, Lily,
Mary and Maggie Buxton, Da Vega and
Kneringer, and Messrs. Hillhonse Buell,
Thomas J. Wooldridge and Robert Yeat
man. The names of the other tourists
could not be obtained last evening, hence
their omission from the above list.
Did you see the "harvest moon" last