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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER n, 1889.
THE GRAND OPKRA HOVBE
AND THE BOURSE,
A Visit to the Louvre, Tlie Hlace
vciidome, and fhnrches of the
French Caoltal The"l'ot Holre"
Fiend Always on Hand.
I'akis, August 28,1X811.
Editor Citizen : We tliiuk tlielnsi way
toenjov a city like this is to ramble
.around" its streets without hnving any
plan marked out lor one's movements.
Everything is strange and new, and ob
jects of special interest arise unexpectedly
at each step. Of course, to follow this
suggestion one must be strong and well,
and fond of walking, because the dist
ances arc immense.
A stroll on yesterday began al the
tlrniid Opera house, well named even in
the English sense of the word grand. In
Paris everything is "grand. " (lur land
lady advertises "('-rand Apartments to
Let," and yet when we asked the cham
bermaid for a match she replied with
amazement, "Mmlunic tic limrnis iomt
But the opera house is grand in the
strongest sense i.f the word, and such
grand prices prevail mat we can out
speak of the exterior; but that is truly
beautiful and located at the junction of
several principal avenues, so a s to appear
to the very best advantage. A half hour
is well RK'iit in walking around and ad
Friends, have you ever visited the New
York Slock Exchange in the busiest sea
son ? We have, ami the scenes there an
as the stillness of ti.e tomb compared to
w hat prevailed in the lioni se. Ten thou
sand Frenchmen, chattering, screaming,
pulling, veiling, gesticulating, as only a
Frenchman can, made a bedlam that Old
Nick himself might envy, but never equal.
If the amount of money made corres
ponded with the luss they must lie rich
indeed. There being no objection made
to strangers altering the principal room
c did so, and enjoyed lorn few moments
the tremendous turmoil all around ns.
THK I'AI.AIS KOVAI.,
We arc told, used to be the residence ol
some one of the old kings, no doubt one
ot the I.ouis, whose name is legion, but
now has degenerated into magnificent ni-
' ,cadcs of shops. The building composes
',a rectangle, enclosing aspaeeof probably
J tell acres, which is adorned witii flowers
' and fountains, w hile surrounded by innu
merable shops, principally devoted to the
sale of jewelry. They many windows
fairly flush with diamonds.
Our aimless walk taking us past this
glorious building, we stop again and
again to gaze in wonder at the achieve
ments of art which so beautify its exte
rior, and to wish again and again that a
cut could be had to give your readers an
idea of its apjicarancc. Without taking
measurements we would say that when
the Tuillcries were here the buildingmust
have extended well nigh a half mile from
east to west, with un average breadth of
600 feet. These dimensions we intend to
include the space enclosed within the
buildings, probably amounting to thirty
acres, which contain now among main
statues one most remarkable to Gum
betta, and an arch, similar but smallei
to Napoleon's "Arch dc Triomphe,''
called "La I'lacc de Carousel."
Remember that this space which we
estimate roughly at thirty acres is inside
of the buildings which formerly entirely
surrounded it, but now, the Tuillcriis
being destroyed, only the three sides re
main. Itoth the inner walls, lacmj upon this
-enclosed space, and the outer. fronting
the streets, are almost covered from cm!
to end with statuary and carvings in
:stonc, while the very rocks of which they
are built are worked in delicate tiacerics
from top to bottom, from end to end,
from side to side. We wish we could im
agine the cost of this work. If as a basis
of calculation we. 'take the foundation H
our Episcopal church, your whole lour
pages would be covered with figures.
The interior is no less marvelous than
the outside, and one is wearied in walk
ing up and downthetremendousgallcries
covered from. floor to ceiling with paint
ings hv the most renowned masters,
while others are devoted to historic spec
imens, among them several crowns blaz
ing with jewels, and a sword the whole
hilt ot which is one mass of diamonds.
l'assing once more through the beauti
ful gardens which are an appropriate
monument to the grand palace of the
Tuillcries, and looking again al ihc lovely
fountains of the I'laee de Concorde, we
find ourselves near the Church of St.
Magdalene, and at its entrance have a
pleasant greeting from Mrs. Frank Cnxc
and daughter, whom we last met in
Oueen Marv's chamber at l-Minhmg.
flow sweet it is to have such Hirelings
with kind friends just as one is beginning
to feel lonesome, as though he were the
only person in this vast throng who
knew or cared anything about far away
Ashcvillc and the dear people it contains.
Refreshed by Mrs. Coxe's cordiality, we
resume our ramble and enter the huge
Which covers as much ground space as
from I'atton avenue to the lipiscopal
church in length, by probably half as
much in breadth. Us exterior is re
marked by the arcades of huge columns
of massive stone, which surround both
the ends and sides. The interior is
adorned with many beautiful paintings,
but is not equal in sculptures to the
ST. hoc 1 11;,
which we by accident find ns we pass
along and arc tempted to enter, much to
our delight. .
As we opened the door our eye was
caught by a most eculiar arrangement
of the altar. Situated at the junction of
the nave and transept, it is surmounted
by a carving representing the Nativity.
The virgin leaning over the infant, who
lies upon a pillow, with one little hand
upraised, and as your eve catches the
s nail finger you see that it is pointing to
a r. cue ot the crucifixion, .apparently in
the far distance, and softened in its sad
ness by a wonderful gentle light, which
shinesbarely enough to make it visible.
We do not remember ever to have seen n
design which we thought so beautiful,
and so thoroughly well carried out.
THK PLACE VKNUOMK
Next arrests our steps, and we walk
, around once and again the column in its
center, and moved at the wondrous skill
of its builders. The body of this column
' which is 150 feet high and fifteen in di
ameter, is made of stone, but this mate
rial is completely covered with wrought
iron, composed it is said of the cannon
captured by Napoleon. This iron is
worked into designs representing the
campaigns and battles of the French,
which ascend in a spiral curve, extending
from the bottom to the extreme top, so
high that an opera glass is needed to see
the delicate traceries, while a figure of
Napoleon crowns the whole, composed
of the same material, iron.
This ramble, which we fear has proven
too long for your patience, flops at
TIIK n.ACli III-: VICTOHlliS
in the center of which we find a bronze
equestrian statue of I.ouis XIX, and it
is a charming piece of work, complete ill
everv detail, and from it we go home
ward pondering on the strange icculiari
tics of this people. To pass along the
principal boulevards as we have done to
night and see them thronged with gay,
thoughtless people, the wide sidewalks
half obstructed by chairs and tables sur
rounded hv men "and women, drinking
wine with'thcir late dinner, we are in
clined to call them frivolous, incapable of
anv deep sincerity of feeling or purpose;
anil vet these same people have produced
1 his citv, and although a lew years ago
utterly crushed by cruel war, have re
covered to a degree of prosperity attained
by but few other nations, and endured
with a love ot their country such as wc
wish we could inculcate in our people.
This is pathetically illustrated in the
I'lacc de Concorde, "where the statue of
Strasburg is draped in mourning; and
we are told that the young girls have
formed a society, to renew the flowers
from lime to time, until Strasburg again
belongs to France.
To its who have just passed over pow
erful Crmaiiy, it seems that these young
maide.is will have many centuries to test
their devotion, but who can tell what a
day may bring to pass?
l'icforc closing this letter we must tell
you of the woiulrrlul svslein of cabs,
which enable Parisians with case .o gel
from place to place over this large city.
We have never seen any mode of trans
porlulion half so convenient. The limn
her must reach into the hundreds ol
thousands. At least they seem to be
myriads, at no hour day or night, at
any point here do wc incel with any dilli
cully in finding one ready at command,
and anxious for a fare at two francs (-f-i
ccutsl per hour, earning from two to
six people, their speed depending upon
how they arc taken ; if by ihceourse, i. c.
ior a certain drive they go like the wind,
but if by the hour, they can as nenrh
equal the snail's progress as any vehicles
we have seen.
The greatest nuisance connected w ith
theni, and all other things in Paris, is
the ",'ioffr ji.'rc," which is demanded as
freely as we Americans demand a con
tract. "Poor boy," our friend Sltnlci
calls it, and says he don't sec what right
the girls have to style themselves so,
lint they do all the same. To give you
an idea, last night wc accompanied a
voting lady to the hippodrome, and
although wc hud secured our seals be
forehand, the pretty girl who showed us
to them deliberately demanded ".'I mui
'mire" and much to our confusion, wc
and after a pretended search inotii cinpty
pocket, to borrow a franc from our com
panion, otherwise the French damsel
would have stood by us all night, and
have made our lives a torment, as only
ladies know how to do. tiuod bve.
T. W. I'.
Husliiess in the ;ralii Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Hession.
Ciiicaco, September 10. Wheat ad
vanced to-day in Ihc face of sick cables,
(iiiblic and private. The initial strength
and '-.a.-, higher at opening was due to
the execrable grading ot' receipts and
small percentage of No. 2 shown in clevn
tor stocks here. Only seven ears out ot
.1 total ol .'!.'! graded contractor 2 per
cut. The grain registrar's report gives
the I 'tnl quantity on hand a year ago,
when Hutchinson began his corner, and
that operator is now, on the authority
if a morning paper, between 2,000,000
anil ;t, liuo.oiul long of the market. The
feeling gradually worked firmer until n
gain of "vile, over yesterday's closing
was established, but" a slight reaction
just at the finish left the net gain for the
day ixntsc. Between 12 and 1 o'clock
the market was bullish on rumors that
the government report due this afternoon
would show t in ct points reduction in the
average condition of wheat. Trading
was mainly in liccember and May.
A moderate business was transacted in
corn and tiie market was somewhat
lii iner. It opened linn at ic. above yes
terday's close and advanced Vsa'ic. under
liberal purchases. Oll'crings then became
large and the market reacted !-ia;)sC ral
lied when the estimates for to-morrow
came in and closed VkH'iC better than
Oals were stronger and advanced
' su-''sc. Trading centered chiefly in May.
which was purchased freely by September
delivery operators. Near by deliveries
were not offered with any degree of free
dom and prices appreciated slightly.
Poi u was uiore active and somewhat
unsettled. October ruled 70a"5 cents
lower early but rallied to medium figures
and closed quiet . January was steadier
al about yesterday's liguics.
lain) was easier and trailingonly mod
crate, with prices L" uuiic. lower, closing
quiet at medium figures.
Short ribs were quiet, with prices lower
for near but steady lor deferred deliveries.
SheenHhead nay Races.
Nicw Vokk, September 10. Knees
at Shccpshcad Hay to-day were run in a
piercing storm and a sharp drizzling
rain, which prevailed throughout the
afternoon. The track was deep in mud
and there were some surprising reversals
The weather was so bad that the Coney
Island Jockey Club decided to postpone
to-morrow's races iind there will consc
queutv be no more racing at Shccpshcad
Hay till Thursday.
First race selling About three-quarters
of a mile: Gregory won. Civil Service
second, Flmstonc third. Time 1.10.
Second race One mile and a sixteenth:
tiolden Rule won, Tattler second, Ber
tha third. Time 2.00 4-5.
Third race Handicap for three year
olds One mile and aquartcr: liricwon,
Hindoo Craft second, Diablo third.
Time 2.32 2-5.
Fourth race Flathush slakes for two
year olds seven furlongs: Torso won,
keelnrc second, Onnwuy third. Time
1.3. Mutuals paid Jf'.ll"
Fifth race mile and a quarter: Ca
talpa won, Tealrav second, W ary third.
Sixth race mile and a quarter on turf:
Conncmura won, Larclunont second,
Bonanza second. Time 2.1.
At Washington Washington 7, In
At Boston Thirteen innings: Huston
one each in first and 1 31 h Chicago one
At Philadelphia Athletic, Louisville,
Philadelphia and Pittsburg bull games
were postponed on account of rain.
At New York New York and Cleve
land game postponed on account of rain.
At Baltimore Baltimore 3, Cincinnati
At Columbus Columbus 3, Kansas
News-Observer: The many friends ol
Major John Hughes, of New Heme, will
greatly regret to hear the sad news ol
his death. There were few better men in
North Carolina than Maj. Hughes. There
were lew men wiiose lite was more
market! by uniform courtesy and sterl
ing worth and unswerving devotion to
'.rue principle. He was laithtul in the
lierlormanee ol every duty.
Maj. Hughes was about sixty years ol
age. lie served during the war, we
think, as a staff officer in Branch's
brigade, afterwards Lane's.
About three weeks ago he suffered n
slight uttuck of paralysis that affected
his tongue perceptibly ; but serious re
sults weic not anticipated. On Satur
day he was taken much worse and his
lile was then despaired of. He died Mon
day morning at 3 o'clock. News
reached this citv Stindav of a sad occur
rence on Saturday evening about two
miles this side ot Auburn. Andrew Sncl
ling, the fifteen year old son of Mr.
.Alexander nncllmg, wqio lives near
Auburn, went over to the house of Mr,
Marecllus Whitakcr, who lives near by,
and he and Marvin Whilaker, son of Mr,
Whitakcr, were amusing themselves
shooting at a target with a small rifle.
While Marvin Whitakcr was loading the
rifle it was accidentally discharged, the
bullet entering the Icfl breast of Snell
Iugs, resulting in death in a few minutes.
Kaleigh Dispatch correspondence: Yhe
full faculty of Ihc State Agricultural and
Mechanical College will meet here on
Wednesday to arrange the curriculum
mil to eonler with the chairman of the
board with reference to furniture and ap
paratus for the various departments.
Contractors who have the contract for
.-instructing the Three C's railway from
Kuthcrfordton to Johnson City, Tcnn.,
have notified sub-contractors to select
work and be ready to begin at once.
i'oindcxtcr W. Capehart, of Vance coun
ty, has been appointed executive clerk,
vice Brynu W. Salterthwaile, deceased.
Or. Herbert Battle, stateelicmist, has
eft for Washington to attend a meeting
if the Official Agricultural Chemists ol
the I'nitcd States. Or. Buttle received no
tice from Toronto, Canada, of his elec
tion as a fellow of the American Insti-
.ute for the Advancement of Science.
Work on the Wilmington and Onslow
railway is being pushed vigorously. The
rack is laid fifteen miles from Wilming
ton. Charlotte Chronicle: A row occurred
Saturday evening at it baseball game on
J. C. Myer s plantation about two miles
ind a half from the city, in which a negro
named Pettus was shot in the head by u
colored woman named Mellenry. There
w.is a baseball game being played be
tween two colored nines, and three
rowdy negroes from Sharon township
came over to sec the game. They suc
ceeded in stirring up a (lillicultv, in which
a negro hoy named Mellenry played a
conspicuous part, when all three of the
Sharon negroes set upon him, and were
beating him, when Mellenry 's mother
ran into the house, which was near by,
and getting a pistol, shot at Pettus, one
of the negroes, the ball cutting the skin
of his forehead. Another negro boy,
whose name was not learned, was
gashed in the head with a knife.
Greensboro Workman: Arthur H.
Boycott, one of the two young men who
did work in the paving of South Elm
street, and whose death occurred at Kox
boro on Monday last, was a native ol
F.ngland, and had been in this country
only a year, An interesting fact in the
history of these young men is that they
are nephews of the celebrated Mr. Boy
cott, from whose collision with certain
parties in his neighborhood came the
phrase "Boycott him." We have not
space to give the full history, but this
was the begining of "boycott." The
young men of the name were highly es
Wilmington Star: The gunners on
Wi ightsville Sound had line sport yester
day with marsh hens, and altogether
bagged about three hundred of these
birds. Two of the sportsmen, Mr. Simon
Sanders and Mr. Jno. Corbett, bagged a
strange animal seen disporting in the
channel that some said was a sea-otter
while other thought it was a mink; but
a sage old sounder, after testing the de
funct carcass wilhliisiiose.saidit "didn't
smell loud enough," and so it was un
animously voted to lie it sea-otter. The
gentlemen who slaved it, however,
needn't brag much, for they fired eight
shots before they got it.
News-Observer: The syndicate of Phil
phia gentlemen who have for some time
been ox'rutiug the Iigypt Coal Company
at Iigypt, in Chatham county, have also
just purchased and arc arrainrinn to on-
erate the brown stone quarries at Ugypt.
i ue company nas lain on tlie town in
beautiful lotsand will at once build a fine
hotel there to be known as the Egyptian
Inn. The designs have been drawn up
and the Inn is to be oneof the most lieau
tiltil in point of stylish architecture in the
State. Iigypt has for some licen on a
Wilmington Review: We regret vcrv
much to hear of the affliction that has
again visited our friend, Mr. Wade II.
Harriss. of the Charlotte News, in the
loss of his only child, a bright babv boy
only 1 4 months old. It is the third time
that the Angel of Oeath has entered his
household, each time leaving a child
less home. It is a sad blow to our friend
and his estimable wife, and we lender
them our most sincere sympathies.
Has) Not as Vet neen Submitted to
the Dock Directors.
Uonihin, September 10. Cardinal
Manning's proposal which is being con
sidered by the council of the strike com
mittee is a compromise to the effect that
the terms which the dock companies have
alreadv conceded arc to go into oierfi
tion on the first of November, provided,
the men immediately resume work.
The proposal made ly Cardinal Man
ning, which is an iudciendent effort on
his part to effect a settlement, has not
been referred to the dtx-k directors nor
has it been approved by the council of
consolidation, several memliers of which
are out of town.
Burns, at a mass-meeting of the strik
ers to-day, asked the men whether they
would accept the proposal for an in
crease in wages to begin in November.
The strikers unanimously opiosed the
proposition. The directors of the dock
companies resolutely adhere to the terms
recently agreed to by them by which the
wages of the men are to lie advanced on
the first of January. Hitherto the direc
tors have held a meeting twice daily.
To-day only one short and formal sitting
was held nnd several directors were al
scnt. The leading director, Sir Henry Le
Marehant, will resign owing to a decis
ion of the board in favor of the Lord
A LAUNCH GOES DOWN
IN A TERRIFIC tiAI.lv OK' Till)
Hlich Water in the North and I lant
Rivers-Handy Hook lioathi Tied
I'P Piers ruder Water and Cel
lars) Flooded Alarm Fell.
Annai'oi.is, Aid., September 10, The
monitor Passaic, Lieutenant Comman
der, W. W. Kilpatrick commanding, left
here this morning at 8 o'clock to lake
part in the sham attack on Fort Mellen
ry. Off Sandy Point, heavy weather
was encountered. The Passaic was low
ing the steam launch Swan, which had
banked her fires. The launch was fillet!
with water from heavy seas and an at
tempt was made to take the launch
aboard ship but the davits would not
hold it. The launch tilled with water
ami went down. Seaman John 11. Bush
was aboard and floaiiug. The whole
boat's crew was dispatched after him
and picked him up but the
boat was unable to regain Un
ship which was then at anchor. Tin
last seen of the boat it was drifting
down the bay. it is supposed it is safe.
It contained ensigns II. ( '' cssel, David
Moore, Frederick Carr, Seaman Parker
ami Scott. It is expeeled the whole boal
will lie picked up at Thomas' Point or at
the mouth of the same river to-morrow.
Boatswain Sinclair will go nllcrthc boal
at daylight to-morrow. The launeli
was buoyed and will undoiibfedlv be re
covered. The accident occurred at noon.
The Passaic returnid to Annapolis al
six o'clock this evening.
New York, September 10. The storm
now prevailing worked cousidcrahlcdain-
age on the North and hast river lioul
and cellars of warehouses and tenements
on both the east and west sides of the
lower part of the citv arc in a decidetllv
chaotic state. Some of the piers tire en-
tirelv covered hv lac title, and some thai
are usually twelve feet above high water
mark have their decks licked hv the au-
ry waves. The bay and rivers are in
in execcdinglv turbulent stale owing to
the high wind. The lersev shore was in
undated in many places, particularly in
lie vicinity ol tlie Standard On Com
pany's works at Clareinonl. I In the liast
river front the buildings from Filliclh to
I'ourteeiitli street are allcctcd by tin
great rise ol water. The rock opposite
l'lltieth street, which is alwavs visible in
xtrcnie high tides is now beneath
he water, and the Spindle buoy
n Pilgrim Rock, al l'.llh street, has for
the first lime been almost covered. Tin
lower end ofBlaekwell's Island is sub
merged, and the keeiers were engaged
trly this morning m removing patients
from the frame outbuildings on that por
tion of the Island. It is the general im
pression among seafaring men that the
tide is the highest known for twentv-live
years. No vessels arrived up to noon to
dtiy. The storm came from seaward,
and was lull grown when it struck tin
All telegraphic communication be
tween here and Sandy Hook was de
stroyed by the storm, so ihat what dis
tilled vessels, if any, have run mio port
since K o'clock this morning cannot lit
learned. The Saudv Hook boats have
been obliged to tie up for the day. The
Sandy Hook boat came up lhis morning,
butdid not ventureto return. The Mini
mouth which left here for that point at
-i o clock tins morning was utinhlc to
make a landing in consequence of high
seas, ami was obliged to bring her pas
sengers back. On her return trip the
eralt fared badly, for the waves washed
clean over it, and the greater portion oi
the guard rails were carried away. At
Sniuly Hook the weather is thick and
foggy, ami a gale is blowing along the
Jersey coast, and the surf is reported tin
heaviest ever known. A similar condi
tion prevails till along the coast of New
England and New Jersey.
l.i-WKS, Del., September 10. The wind
has been blowing a gale all day and al !i
p. m., is unabated. The tide was the
highest since 1S07. Telegraphic eoiuuiu
nicutiou with the Breakwater was des
troyed ahviit D o'clock this morning.
I he schooners Allcna, Covert, llcnrv M.
Clarke, J. F. Becker, Byron M. Maud
Seward, Novena, Gertrude Summers and
lour unknown schooners arc ashore.
Both wooden piers have been destroyed.
I IXIMi THK I.INF.S
For the ;reat Reunion at Chatta
iiooica Next Week.
Ciia it.vnooca, Tcnn., September 10
The Chickaiiiauga battlefield station on
the line of the Chattanooga, Kome and
Columbus railroad litis been located
about nine miles south of the central sta
tion in this city, on a beautiful plot oi
ground west of the Oyer Home, ami
about 200 yards in front of what was
the I'niou line of battle on Sunday morn
ing, September 20, lH(;i, which was oc
cupied by Sheridan and Vanclcves' ili vis
ions, and Wildcr's mounted infantry.
The widow Glenn place, which was Kosc
cran's headquarters, is one-eighth of a
mile southeast Irom the station; and the
point where General Lyttlc tell is about
the same distance south, "Bloody Pond"
is lietween the station and the Glenn
place. Longstreet's corps made their
iirst charge in this portion of the field on
Sunday morning, and pierced the I'nioii
line. Snodgrass Hill, where Thomas, with
five divisions, fought all day Sunday is
about one mile from the station
in a north-easterly direction; and vine
yard farm, whie'i was the scene of dread
ful carnage on Saturday, is about the
same distance to the south-east. From
this it will Ik- seen that the battle sta
tion is ns nearly centrally located to the
whole field ol battle as it is possible to
make it. Excursion trains will tie run
from Chattanooga daily to this battle
field station during the reunion of the
Armv of the Cutulicrland, September IS,
I!), tind 20.
AHheville Female Colleiee.
As will he seen by advertisement in an
other column, the fall session of Ashcvillc
Female College, under the management
of President Barker, Kgins to-day. Al
ready a number of students have arrived,
and the prosjK-cts for a successful own
ing are most encouraging. This institu
tion is one of the very liest in the South
ern States and under its new manage
ment nnd with new and increased facili
ties, its high fame will become more
widely spread than at any time since its
Dan vii. I K, Va., Scptenilier 10. The
city council to-dav ordered nn election
on Octolier 15th to vote on n corporate
subscription of one hundred and fifty
thousand dollars towards the western
extension of the Atlnnticnnd Danville rail
road from Danville to the coal fields of
or the Condition of American
Wash inc. ton, D. C, September 10.
I lie September crop report ot the Depart
ment of Agriculture makes the general
average ol corn til, a reduction of nearlv
live points; of winter wheat when har
vested Hit, from '.12 on the first of July, of
spring wheat M.'J an increase trom SI.,
in August. This makes the general aver
age of all wheat ST. (i. The general con
dition of oats is 'JO instead of "Jl.G; of
btirlev KS.'J, instead of 'J0.fi; of buck
wheat 112.1, instead of 1)5.2; of tobacco
70.2, a reduction from S4-.4-. The per
centage ot stock Hogs available lor lat
tcning is 101, condition OH.
The corn crop is a week kite in a large
proportion ol its breadth. On the Atlan
tic const rains were excessive, and floods
iniurcd the fields in bottom hinds, liarlv
in the season the temperature w.-is low,
interlcring with germination and culti
vation. I'plautls cujoved conditions fa
vorable to rapid growth. On the Gull
const tticrc was some excess o! moisture
until June ami July, wilh drought in
some districts, ami in others seasonable
showers, resulting m crops expressed by
meiuum lo limn average.
In the Ohio valley and the Lake region
there has been a marked reduction of
condition during the last month from
drought lollowuig the heavy rains of
early summer. In Ohio and Indiana
there was previous injury of bottom hind
.Tops by Hoods. In Michigan and Wis
consin the clfccls of drought and other
nllueuccs tire most injurious. There is
complaint ol drought west of the Mis
sissippi too late m the season lor serious
reduction. Most of Missouri conditions
have been more favorable than in anv
other pin t ol the country and the crop
is very large. In seven surplus States
the ligures lor condition are, Ohio H, n
loss of six points; Indiana Ml, a loss ol
six points; Illinois S7, a loss of three
points; Iowa 1M-, a loss til six points;
Missouri !).'!, a loss of three points; Kan
sas OS, Nebraska
The reduction in winter wheal as com
pared with the July report is, in New York,
Pennsylvania, Michigan. California and
in some of the Southern Stales. The
quality of western grain ns shown by its
grading is comparatively poor, and will
affect weight and intrinsic value.
The condition of spring wheat is re
ported higher than in August in the
northern portion of the bell, and slightlv
lower in Iowa and Nebraska, as follows":
Wisconsin Minnesota 1)0, Iowa 03,
Nebraska SS. Dakota ((,'!. The local rates
of yield in Dakota arc extremely variable
ranging from one to twenty bushels K-r
IT IS AHIIF.TT AUAIN.
V Platform that Slaps Trusts
Sciuare in the Face.
Thi;nton, N. J., September 10 The
Slate Democratic convention met here to
day, ami nominated by acclamation Leon
Abbett for governor.
No other candidate than Abbett was
named. The plallorm declares, thai
upon all issues allceting the admiuislra
lion of the national government, thev re
affirm the doctrines adoptetl in the
national Democratic platform at St.
Louis, in June, INNS; that, upon State
issues, they reaffirm the platform adoptetl
by the State Democratic convention on
September 2S, INKIi. In regard to trusts,
the platform says: "Thai the increas
ing number of comhiiialious to control
the necessaries of lile, is a fruitful source
ol alarm to the people. The so-called
"trusts," which arc combinations to
control prices without regard to natural
rules ol supply and demand are opposed
to the letter and spirit of our laws,
fhey cannot be justified upon any
lair plea of commercial enterprise.
For the benefit of a few these combina
tions inflict cruel burdens upon many,
causing penury and misery among those
who are dependent upon the product of
their daily toil. The tendency of our ad
vancing civilization is to increase the
general average of human happiness; and
die corrective hand of law must be used
to abate the conspiracies which are
stumbling blocks in the way of general
progress of the people. A declaration
was made in favor ol such revision of the
election laws of the State us will guaran
tee lo every voter the greatest possible
secrecy in he casting of his ballot and
secure the punishment ot any who at
tempts the corruption or intimidation of
voters. The platform was wholly devo
ted lo Slate matters.
MI'NSlvT COX DICAD.
The Statesman Author Humor
ist's Unlet Unci.
Ni:w Yokk, August 10. Congressman
S. S. Cox died at N..'t:t o'clock this even
ing. His etui was quiet ; find the dying
man breathed his last as peacefully as if
falling into a light sleep. He had lieen
conscious all day until about a (mm Id
ol'. -in hour lu'lore '.he end. Cox's Insl
conversation was about the four terri
lorics whose Statehood he hojK'd to
father, lie mentioned New Mexico and
Arizona, and said something about
making a great effort in their behalf nl
the coining session. In the afternoon
while Dr. Lockwood was talking to him,
Cox made some witty remark, which
completely upset me lioelor s dignity.
Dr. I.ockwooil s.iul thai Hie immediate
cause ol death was heart l.iibiie, and the
More Trouble at ltraldwood.
Bhaiiiwooii, 111., September 10. Since
Thursday last the mines have been oper
ated at full blast, the men returning to
work at 72' a cents ollercd by operators.
Yesterday a new difficulty arose. Previ
ous to the strike on the first of May,
drivers, pushers and day hands hail
worked nine and one-half hours; but
since the resumption of work, operators
have compelled them to work ten hours.
This they object to, and last night in
formed SniK'riiitcndent Zaller, that unless
the company conceded nine and one-half
hours, they would strike. He informed
them that he had no option in the mut
ter, anil, as a consequence, they have
Trial of Henry S. Ives Reituu.
Nkw Yokk, Scptciiilic 10. The trial
ofllcnryS. Ives was licgun this morn
ing in part three of the court of
general sessions lieforc Recorder Smythe.
When Ives entered the court this fore
noon, he looketl, if possible, more uncon
cerned than any of the crowd of lookers
on. It took just three hours and twentv
minutes to till the jury box. The court
adjourned at hall past two o'clock. To
morrow morning tit 11 o'clock the case
will lie opened hv the prosecution. Be
fore dismissing the jury, Recorder Smvthe
admonished them alter the usual lash
ion. An effort on the part of counsel for
Ives to keep mm in Ludlow street mil
during the trial was unsticcesssul. To
morrow night Ives will sleep in the
FOLKS VOIT KNOW.
Who The Are i Where Thev Are,
and What They Are Dolnic.
E. T. Greenlee of Marion, was here yes
Mr. W. B. Ferguson, of Waynesville,
was here yesterday.
H. K. Todd, of the Chicago, Burlington
and tjtuncy road, is in the city.
Lawyer Geo. A. Shuford is attending
Haywood siqierior court at Waynesville
Jns. I'. McTcer, of Wythevillc. Va
who is now in the city, is the prohibition
candidate for attorney-general of Vir
Mrs. W. G. Ooolittle, wife of the ex
cedent manager of the Mountain Park
hotel nt Hot Springs, is stopping at the
Superintendent II. W. Fitch of Denicns
& Tay lor's planing mills in this city has
gone east in search of lumlier and to
make contracts for furnishing the same
to the mills.
Mrs. G. It. Clark, of Bowling Green
Ky., the special correspondent of the St.
Louis Republic who has lieen spending
several weeks in this section, leaves for
her home to-dav.
Mr. lid. Wcddin.who has been confined
to his IkmI by painful illness for several
months past, was out on the streets a
short while yesterday, greatly to the de
light of his host ol friends in this city.
Mr. II. A. Lindsav, the South Main
street mineralogist and curio dealer, was
married to Miss May Humphrey at Hud
son, Wis., vesterday afternoon. Norman
Mel. oud acted in the capacity of "best
man on the occasion.
Rev. Father Roman, O. S. H., of St.
Mary's College, Belmont, who has been
in charge of Rev. Father White's work
in this city during the hitter's absence in
the Northwest, left for St. Marv's yester-
lay lo assume his duties in that institu
tion as a member of the faculty.
STOCK HOLDERS' MF.F.TINti
orihel.oca, Inter-State Hiilldlnit
and Loan Association.
At n meeting of the local branch of the
Inter-State Building and Loan Associa
tion held at the city hall hist evening the
following officers and board of directors
were elected :
President, Chas. I). Blanton vice-president,
Or. J. A. Burroughs; secretary,
Chas. T. Rawls; treasurer, W. H. Pen
land. Board of tlireetors C. C. McCarty, C.
0. Blanton, J. R. Starnes, S. Hammer-
shlag, J. A. Connnt, J. A. Tcnnent and S.
Thirteen hundred und seventy-five
shares, representing $137,500, has been
subscribed to this association, which
makes it the largest branch of the Inter
state organization in the South in
amount of capital represented.
The local organization is splendidly
officered and its a Hairs entrusted to a
most capable and efficient board of di
rectors, representing as they do some ol
the liest business capacity, activity and
sound judgment of our city.
The first day of every month was se
lected us the date for the collection of the
monthly asscssmentson stock subscribed,
said assessments being made payable at
the First National Hank of Asheville.
Building and loan associations are
great institutions for the building up ot
;iny village, town or city and should be
encouraged and supported by the people
of the communities in which they are lo
cated. Ashcvillc has four of these institu
tions, till of which are in a vigorous and
healthy, active and growing condition.
A New F irm.
Messrs. R. C. and Ii. W. Riirkholder
have associated themselves together tin
ier the firm name of Hurkholtler & Son.
trchitects and designers, etc., and will
permanently locate in this city. Each of
these gentlemen stands in the first rank
of his profession and both are prompt,
reliable and in every way worthy of the
confidence of the iieoiilc. See their new
advertisement in to-morrow's Citizhn.
Don't Helonx on the W. N. C.
Suicrintciidcnt McBec of the Western
North Carolina railroad desires Tin:
t itizkn to state that engineer m. Mil
ler who shot young Drvnian, is not nn
empbiyc of that road, and has not been
employed in any capacity by the com
pany S'lice aear ago, when he ran on a
freight train as brakeman.
Rev. R. G. Pearson.
This popular evangelist will preach
next Sunday morning at 1 1 o'clock at
the Central Methodist church. A large
congregation will no doubt greet the dis
tinguished preacher on that occasion,
and scats will he in demand.
To Meet this Afternoon.
The Indies of Trinity parish will hold
an important meeting at the residence of
Mrs. W. C. Carmichacl, on South Main
street, this afternoon nt 5 o'clock. Every
lady member of Trinity church is earn
estly urged to be present.
Will be Built Here.
Mr. J. H. Woody has received the con
tract to build four new freight cars for
the Electric Street Railway Co., of this
eitv. They will be constructed on the
same general plan as the one now in use
by the company, and will be speedily
finished nnd placed in operation.
Licensed to Wed.
Marriage license was granted the fol
lowing couples by the register of deeds . ton will be at the colored school build
yesterday: W. C. Good and Marry M. ing on Friday from 9 a. m., to 1 p. m.,
Davis, Anthony Mayberry and Lettic i for the purpose of grading and clasaify
Hagan, 0. A. Cook and Carrie E. Emer- ing the pupils who propose attending
8on. the schools this coming session.
TO BK Ct'STOMS COLLECTOR
AT NftCW ORLEANS,
No Fever Aboard the Atlas Line
Steamship when She Left Colon
Col. CralRhlll Appointed on the
Lllfht House Board, F.tc.
Washington. September 1 n Tl,. P,;
det to-day appointed Henry C. War
mouth, of Louisiana, to be collector of
customs, for the district of New Or
Messrs. I'im. Forwood Sr Cn o,..,
of the Atlas .Steamship Company. New
York, have written a letter to the' Serrp.
lary of State, calling his attention to
newspaper reports to the effivi- thn th.
shin Adirondack hud left the port of
Colon tor New York, with yellow fever
on board; the statement lieine based
upon n report said to have been sent to
the department of State by the United
States consul at Colon. "Von ni
readily perceive," they write, "that this
report, which has fortunately proven to
have been entirely without foundation,
was the cause of considerable anxietv on
our part, not only on account of the
passengers and crew, but also, on nr.
count oft he large and valuable cargo of
w.iicii a term oi quarantine
would have inevitablv rl,.ii
They say the appearance of such a report
is likely to do them some ininrv in th.
future, and request the department, that
if the United States consul did act as re
ported, such stens be taken as will .n.
sure his getting; in the future mr re
liable information More SCIlflinir rtn Itia
i tie department is also, in receipt of a
communication Irom United States Con
sul victor Mltpiam, nt Colon, who trans
nuts a letter Irom the United States con
sul at Barranipiilla, in regard to the
ship Adirondack. The letter trom Bar
ranouilla is dated Aiuoisi tin D.i
about as follows: '
A young lnd v. Miss Addle C Unn,...,
came from New York via I'ort au I'rince'
on the Adirondack. The second day
alter her arrival she was taken ill. On
the fourth day it develoied as yellow
lever of the most m.-iliioumi (,,. su.
died last night and was buried at four
this morning. The Adirondack had sailed
before this was announced. As usual,
the line to Carthagena is not in order.'
so I have no recourse, except to ask
you to transmit the notice by telegram
to the department to torestnll tl. or,;oi
of the ship at New York. If the shin had
the germs ot disease on board previous
to her arrival here, the hides and ban.
mas and her devious route hv rni,
and I'ort Limon makes me extremely
anxious in regard to the passengers that
went from here, especially Dnmrhrrt,, .i
The President to-day designated Col.
W llham I. Craighill of theengineer corps
to be a member of the h'uhr hnno, I,..., r-A
to fill the vacancy caused by transfer of
Col. Wilson from this city to West Point,
Col. Craighill is at present in Charge of
the river and harbor improvements from
Maryland south to the Gulf, with his
headquarters nt Baltimore.
Cadet Charles Young, a graduate of
the military academy has been appointed
nn additional second lieutenant of the
Tenth Cavalry. This is the
det who failed Inst June in mathematics,
and was given another chance during
the summer to make good his defiiciency.
The Secretary of the Navy to-dayacted
upon the findings of the court martial
incase of Commander I'urnell F. Har
rington, who was charged with strand
ing the practice ship Constellation near
Cape Hatterasjune 18th last. The court
lound him guilty, and sentenced him to
susjicnsion from duty lor two years on
waning orucrs pity, nut united in a unan
imous recommendation to clemency in
view of the high character and Histln.
guished professional services of the ac
cused. Because of this recommendation,
oecicmry i racy, auer approving the
hndings, added a commutation of the
sentence to one year's sus)icnsion to date
Irom July 23, the day the record w.n re
ceived at l he navy department.
Bond offerings to-dav acirrccnted $224...
H50; accepted $124,850 at 125 for four
lier tents, and 105 for four and hall's.
The Dawson National Bank of Daw
son, Georgia, has been outhorized to
begin business with a capital of $50,000.
Roped In by Rambling Reporters
Roaming Round the City.
Fines to the amount of $18 were levied
by the mayor at yesterday's session of
the police court.
But little tobacco is now lieing sold at
the warehouses in this city, but you can
bank heavy on Asheville when the mar
ket really opens.
Work on the I'atton nvenue extension
of the electric railway will begin about
the 22nd inst, provided the lumber al
ready contracted for 30,000 feet is
delivered bv that time.
The electric street railway people with
their usual enterprise and consideration
for the convenience and comfort of their
patrons, have fitted up a waiting room for
ladies at 31) I'atton avenue.
With a market well supplied with
oysters, fresh fish, game, mountain beef
and mutton, vegetables of all kinds in
profusion, ami an inexhaustible supply
of fruit ot every variety, Asheville house
keepers find no difficulty in filling the
market basket just no w.
With electric railway, electric lights,
water-works, fine residences splendid,
stores, elegant hotels and all modern
improvements and conveniences, isn't it
about time that the streets and side
walks of the city should be made some
thing more than by by-paths and mud
holes ? We think so.
The fourth quarterly conference of the
Central Methodist church will meet this
afternoon at 4 o'clock in the chapel of
the church. All members of this body
are requested to attend. At 8 o'clock
to-night Rev. C. T. Carroll, the Presid
ing Elder, will conduct the prayer meet
The Colored Schools
Of the city will open on Monday next
at 9 o'clock, a. m. Superintendent Clax-