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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1889.
OUR NOBLE SHIPS AT SEA
RUN THE DAJMJEHOI'd OAITNT.
LET OP THE GALE.
The Story of Destruction and In
jury to Property that Comes I P
From the Coast Towns and Wa
tering Places. Etc.
Nkw York, September 11. The steam
ship California, from Hamburg, which ar
rived at the bur at 9 a. m., reports that,
on September 9, she encountered a hurri
cane blowing fresh from the west, shifting
to the north, and working to the east
and northeast. Off George's Hanks it
blew with terrific force from east north-
cast, continuing to port. She arrived off
the bar at 2 a. m., hut could find no pilot
boats nor station bouts from which to
take a pilot. About 7.30 a. in., the
a. m., the steamer Ardanbad hound out
hove in sight ready to discharge a pilot.
Captain Huer decided to launch his after
port life boat, manned by chief offi
cer Knuth, and two seamen, and pick up
the pilot. The difficult task was success
fully accomplished, and the boat's crew
started to pull lor the California. A ter
rific sea was running at the time, and,
when getting under the stem of the Cali
fornia, an immense wave curled up under
the steamer's quarter, capsizing the lite
boat. Life lines and preservers were in
stantly thrown overboard to the strug
gling men who were ncurly exhausted,
and in danger of being swept away by
the gigantic seas. Fortunately, they all
managed to get hold of the life lines, and
were dragged on board. The life boat
The California sighted the Onion line
steamer Wisconsin off the bar with her
jack hoisted for a pilot. A full rigged
German ship wnsnlso sighted standingoff
shore. The steamer Klinar, which ar
rived to-day from New Orleans, reported
that she had fine weather to Cape Flori
da. On September 9, she encountered a
hurricane from the north and northeast,
with n Very high easterly sea. She sus
tained no damage. She was detained
outside twelve hours by thick weather.
Sausiii'RV, Md., September 11. Ke
ports of a startling character are coining
in of the storm nt Ocean City, Md.,
though the telegraph office there is unoc
cupied. The large columns supporting
the porches at the hotels and cottages
are washed away; doors and windows
arc broken down, and furniture is float
ing about the beach.
The seas lust night were breaking to
the second story of the Atlantic hotel
and CongresB hall, and huge waves were
running through the hotel six teet deep.
The furniture is floating in the rooms.
The dancing pavilion ul the Atlantic
hotel is deluged, and thcrools of several
cottages and porches are blown away.
There is not a vestige of the bath houses
on the beach. The life saving station
was damaged, and the crew were prepar
ing to desert last night. A Recial train
was sent over last night to rescue the
dwellers on the bench. The work was
accomplished by a large number of stout
men joining bands and wading through
the water waist deep. They brought the
Indies to the cars one by one seated on
their joined hands. In this way all were
saved. It was a perilous undertaking,
and several times the rescuers were
knocked down. Mr. Stokes, one of the
rescuing party, was washed out to sea,
but an incoming wave threw him buck
towards the beach, and he was saved.
The last occupants of the beach who left
last night expected that nil the cottages
and portions of the hotels would be
washed away. The damage amounts to
thousands ot dollars.
I.kwks, Del., September 11. A ship is
ashore on the point of the cne. Her
masts are cut away. She is supposed to
be the Wm, R. Grace from Havre for
Philadelphia. It is impossible for a boat
to reach here. The vessels known to be
ashore are the bark Salvator; the brig
Kichard T, Green; the schooners Addie
H. Bacon, S. A. Rudolph, Mima A. Reed,
Emily R. Dyer, J. D. Robinson, Major
Wni. H. Tantum, Charles p. Stickney,
Henry M. Clark, Alena, Covert, J. F.
Keeker, Byron M.Norena, Gertrude Sum
mers, Maud Seward, A. and H. Hooper;
the barge Timour and the pilot boat
Bayard. The schooners Kate B. Morse.
Walter F.Parker and J. and L. Bryan
sunk at the fourteen foot bank. The
mnte of the Bryan and one colored sea
man came down the bay on a hatch.
They think they are the only survivors
of the three last named vessels. The
bnrkThos. Keillor (British) from Phila
delphia for London appears to Ik- on the
bench. The bark Atlanta ( Danish I, from
Hamburg for Philadelphia, 'and the
schooner Nettie Champion arc ashore be
low the iron pier.
At 3.30 p. m. the storm is still ,rag
ing. The sea is up to the town and
everything on the beach is submerged.
Philadelphia, September 11, The fol
lowing was received by a messenger
this ufternoon from the Associated Press
correspondent ut Cape May: What has
iirovcd lo lie the greatest suirin nt Cuie
day for thirteen years, hasabotit finished
its destruetivencss. The damage to Cape
May City will not exceed $1,000. At
Mt. Vernon settlement the breastworks,
the boardwalk and bench drive are in n
dilapidated condition ; $30,000 will not
repair the damage. At Cape May Point
$50,000 will not be sufficient to put back
what the tides took away yesterday and
last night. The whole beach drive is
gone, as also, the stenmlioat landing.
Carlton Hnll is chopped in two. About
300 feet of the board walk, west of tin
Grant street station was broken away
lust night. The railwnysalonstliebeaen
are all out of order, and cannot be oper
ated for a week. Taking everything in
general, the damage is light.
Grave fears are entertained for Holly
Beach and Anglesea, those towns being
built on very flat sands. The sens were
so very heavy and high yesterday that
the crews of the life saving stations No.
39 and 40 considered it advisable to
abandon their building. The crew of No.
39 station removed their apparatus to
the Stockton hotel lawn, and No. 40
are quartered in the Mineral Springs
hotel. All communication by railroad
telegraph between this city and
Atlantic City, and points north of there,
on the Atlantic coast, is still cut off, and
nothing definite can be learned as to
when news can be obtained of the condi
tion of affairs, at Atlantic City, Sea Isle
City, Barnegat Beach, Haven Sea Side
Park, and other coast resorts.
The nearest points to Atlantic City
from which news hus been received to
day, are Pleasantville andSomers' Point,
both distant about five miles. The
West Jersey railroad track between
Plensantville and Atlantic City is en
tirely covered by water ; and it is feared
that much of it has been washed away,
The Camden and Atlantic and Heading
railroads are in the same condition.
News was received nt two o'clock from
Pleasantville to the effect, that the storm
Is as bad to-day as it has been at any
time since Sunday, and there are no in
dications of its abatement. Communica
tion between Somers Point and Atlantic
City is had by boat, but the furious
storm now raging renders it impossible
fir a boat to run between these places.
A dispatch received by General Manager
1'ugh ol the Pennsylvania railroad to-day
trom Somerset Point that houtmen ar
riving there report that the tide lias cut
through the beach in a numlicr of places
across Absccoin beach between Long
Port and Atlantic City, a distance of
about five miles. At South Atlantic
City three houses have liecn washed
away. The railroad running along the
bench from Long Port to Atlantic City
is almost entirely destroyed. These
boatmen also say that one large hotel,
n number ot smaller places, and the en
tire board walk along the ocean in front
ol Atlantic Citv have been washed away
This board walk was about three miles
long, and was. lined with expensive
booths, bath houses and places of amuse
ment, and it is presumed that these also
were carried awny. The inlet at the
northern end of Atlantic is also reported
to be flooded, and much damage topr-
erty on that part ot the island must en
sue. Altogether it may be said that At
lantic t-ity is in a very deplorable condi
tion. In order to render the condition
ol the eople on the island precarious
it is necrssarv that the water should rise
seven feet higher than it has ever been
licfore; and ibis fact leaves ground for
the hope thai the ilnmaue will lie con
fined to property, and that no lives will
lie lost. The place depends on the out
side world for its provisions, and unless
communication is reestablished within
twenty-four hours there is likely to be a
scarcity of food there. All that has been
said of Atlantic Citv npplies with equal
torce to sea Isle City. 1 here arc a large
number ot residents at the latter pace,
and it is impossible to obtain inlonna
lion as to the state ot aflairs there. As
soon as the storm subsides, an effort will
lie made to send a steamer Irom Somers
Point to Atlantic City. It will be sev
eral days yet lieforc a train can enter or
leave that place over anv ol the rail
The nates for MotdltiK the Maine
Chattanooga, Teim., September 11.
On account of a large number of tele
grams having liccti received here lo-dav
isking if any change had been made in
the date of the reunion of the Armv of
the Cumberland, the following circular
was to-night furnished lor publication:
To the Associated Press: There has
been no change in dates for the reunion
of the Army of the Cumberland which
will be held in this city as advertised on
Wednesday and Thursday, September
1 7th and 19th, and a grand barbecue to
the old soldiers of both armies will lie
given on the battle field of Cliickamaiiga
on Friday the 20th of September, that
'eing the 20th anniversary of the last
day's fight nt Chickamaiiga. The ad
dress of welcome nt the barbecue will be
delivered by Gen. John B. Gordon, Gov
ernor of the State of Georgia, and the
response will.be delivered by Gen. Win.
S. Kosccrnns. At the barliecue, the
Chickamaiiga National Park Association
will also be inaugurated, livery pre
paration has been made to carry out the
programme outlined above; and this
circular has liecn made necessary by an
unfortimutc mistake in some railroad
tickets which gave other dates for the
reunion other than i hose above named.
Chairman Local Executive and Reunion
Executive Committees, Army of the
TIIK ENSIGNS KESCI KU.
Moore Could Not Swim and was
Bai.timokk, September 11. An Anap
olis, Maryland, seciul to the News says:
Last night was an anxious one for the
friends of the men in the whale boat
which picked up seaman John H. Busch
who was aboard the steam launch Swan
which sunk yesterday. The boat also
contained ensigns H. G. Dresscl, David
.Moore, I'redcrick Carr, seamen Furker
and Scott. The story is related by en
sign H. G. Dresscll that the whale boat
commenced to leak, and it was found the
plug was out. The boat sank, and
Moore said, "1 cannot swim" and sank.
Dresscll, Busch and Carr (colored ) held
on to the keel for three hours. The cui
tain of the schooner Lilly E. Schmidt, of
Philadelphia, seeing them, sent a boat
commanded by mate Thompson to the
rescue, and Busch, Carr and Dresscl
were rescued. Mate Thompson, owing
to the high wind, could not regain his
own boat, but succeeded in making the
schooner Helen Hasbrouck where the
men, half drowned, sjienl the night.
The Baltimore tug brought them to An
apolis this morning. Parker is thought
to have been picked up. The fate of
Scott is unknown. It is thought he was
picked up by a passing steamer.
Opening of California Slate Fair.
Sacrambnto, Cat., September 1 1 . The
State fair opened here two days ago, to
continue two weeks. It has been the
means of attracting a large number of
pool sellers and gamblers who have been
warned by the chief of pi dice that they
will be arrested and prosecuted under
the State law if they attempt to sell
pools or carry on games of chance. The
firm of Killip & Co., pool sellers, took
possession of the government building in
the city this morning and claimed exemp
tion from the operation of the Stnte law,
claiming that they hold a lease on the
premises from Washington, but will give
no particulars. The ground in question
is the site for the new postoffiee pur
chased by the government. The police
have not yet attempted to arrest the oc
Manciihstkr, September 11. The
Guardian's commercial article says: The
market is unchanged. India and China
merchants are puzzled at the slackness of
demand. Business in export yarns is
small; shirtings are steady. Manufac
turers do not press sales; printing cloths
are steady. There is little inquiry for
satins. There is quite a steady export
in inquiry for heavy goods.
Fearful Death of a Mill Hand.
Wilmington, N. C, September 12
Thos. Lewis a colored man, while trim
ming a strip in the edging machine of
Messrs Pnrsky and Wiggins' saw mill
this mornintr. was struck in the left side
just below the ribs by a strip as it shot
through the rollers, He died within
twenty-five minutes, without speaking a
Funeral of Sunset Cox,
New York, September It. It hus been
arranged that the funeral of the lute Con
gressman S. S. Cox will take place Fri
day morning from the Presbyterian
church at Tenth street and University
Business In the Grain Center Our.
Inn Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, September 11. There was a
stubbornly firm market, within c.
range to-day. The bulk of the trading
up w noon in uecemoer was around
7HVsn7H, or 14u above yesterday's
closing quotation for that future. The
opening range was lr:m ue. higher.
i iic iiniuii saies oi iieccnuicr were at
78c. A little later the price was 78c,
and after 'Ac. reaction it climlied back to
that figure again. So far as public-cables
were concerned they told of nothing but
quiet markets on the other side at un
changed prices. Private cables were pos
itively oenrisn in tone, as a rule the
scarcity of No. 2 wheat both in and out
side of elevators is beginning to attract
general attention, and without doubt is
u mild deterrent at present to free short
selling. This nnd the government crop
report was what gave the market back
bone to-day. The last crop bulletin indi
cates an aggregate yield of 4S5,()0(),0()0
bushels, or 5,000,000 less than the August
report. These figures on wheat are final
until the government survey of the situa
tion in January. Another strong feature
of the market to-duy was the excellent
consumption demand. There were not
only several export orders here, but Ohio
millers were buying both, spot nnd fu
tures. One foreign buying order for No.
2 red wheat could not be filled, so little
of that grade was offered. The licst
prices ol the day were realized just before
the close, the last quotations lieiug prac
tically at the top. Based on yesterday's
closing there was a net gain of ac.
Corn was quiet and a firm feeling pre
vailed in the market, with trading only
of a moderate volume and confined uriri-
eipnlly to local operators. The lielter
tone was attributed largely to rceeqits
falling off some. The government cro;i
report, showing a reduction of about
live points from last month, orcquivalcnt
to about 90,000,000, also had n tendency
lo create some strength. The crop is
now estimated at about 1,980,000,000
bushels. Cables were easier on futures
and domestic markets were quotablv
steady. The siecuhitive market oiiened
nrin ai yesicroay s closing prices, was
firm for n tune, eased oil a little and
covered and closed Ww'tc. better than
Oats ruled quiet but steady. Trading
in near deliveries was light but in May
lair. There was no pressure to sell but ii
sufficient demand from several lame op
erators to support values.
in mess pork trading was only modcr
ilcly active. Octolier delivery ruled easier
but rallied slightly durinir the latter nart
of the session. January, on the other
band, ruled stronger and sold at a sliirht
advance, which was fairly well sup
ported. In lard acomparativelvhirlittrudcwas
reported and the feeling was easy. Prices
rather favored buyers.
In short ribsidesonlv a moderate trade
was reported and the feeling was com
paratively steady. Prices exhibited verv
A VXEAT CAVK-IN.
Residents of Wyoming Valley
Startled by Its Cominit.
Wilkksiiarrk, Pu., September 11.
One of the greatest cuves-iu that has ever
occurred in the coal regions startled the
residents ot Wyoming valley last night.
Just outside of the town of Plymouth the
carta seined lor a distance ot halt a mile,
unecling about thirty acres ot territory
lielonging to the Delaware and Hudson
Knilroad Company. The entiretcriitory
was undermined and was still being
worked out. The concussion wasthought
bv many to lie caused by an earthquake.
and the people in this city, four miles
distant, exiericnced a rocking sensation.
At the scene of the cave-in this ufternoon
the earth wus broken and extensive crev
ices were running in every direction,
mnnv of them extending to a crcat
depth. Several mules which were in the
mine were killed, and nearly all the
miners lost their working tools. The
damage cannot yet lie ascertained, but it
will be immense. Workmen are this af
ternoon endeavoring to effect an opening
into the mine, but there is great danger
of water entering it from surface, and
hutting on all further labor About 1,-
fiOO men and boys are thrown out of em
ployment. The company officials are
very reticent, and have little newstoirive
regarding the accident. It is known to
night that the cave-in will seriously af
fect Nos. 2, 3 and 5 collieries. The bot
tom has fallen out of a numlier of cellars
n the neighborhood, and a farm house
near by has partially toppled over.
Twenty-live men were in the mine at
work when they heard the timliers and
pillars begin to break. They rushed for
the first oiicning nnd escam-d without in-
urv. The ventilating doors in all the
three collieries are crushed to splinters.
Many cars in No. 3 shaft were blown
from t be tracks and demolished. Ivxie
rienced miners who have ventured down
No. 3 shaft this afternoon are of the opin
ion that it will take a year or more before
coal can again lie mined.
Great Strike of G ass Packers.
PiTTsnttRG, Pn., Scpteinlier 11. All
packers in the flint glass houses of the
lino vnllcy, withtwoorthrecexceptions,
have gone on a strike for an advance in
wages. The men have hitherto b en
satisfied with $1.50 nnd $1.75 per day.
I hey no not get paid by the piece, but by
the week. Pittsburg scales, however.
calls lor $2.00 per day. If the men get
paid weekly, and if they work by the
piece, they can even make more than
that. This is the point raised by the
packers in the Ohio valley. Thev want
lo be paid according to the Pittsburg
scale, $2.00 per day, orelsedo piece work.
So far, a minority of firms in Wheeling
and Martins' Ferry have objected to nc
cede to the demands of the men, ami
they have, in consequence, none on n
The Mississippi Troubles.
Coffkkvii.i.k, Miss., September 11.
The trouble in Lefore and Tallahatbic
counties, which was supHiscd to have
been settled, is vet menacing, the Int.
est reports from these counties estimate
the total numlier of negro insurrection,
ists at seventy-five. A reunion of Mis
sissippi soldieis was held at Winona
Monday, nt winch speeches were made
by Senators Walthall and George, in
which they warned the people in the
South about being hasty in dealing with
the negro and anticipating further se
rious trouble with that race in the
Virginia Press Association.
Grottoks, Va., September 11. The
Viririnia Press Association is here, the
guests of the Shenandoah Valley railroad
and Grottoe s Company. I hey will hold
a session this afternoon, visit the cav
erns, and will return to Roanoke, and
go to Pocahontas to-night.
takkn from jail, nv a raoit
OF HASKI D MEN
And Manned From a Ilrldite With.
In ttlKht of the Town Franklin
Slack and David Iloone the Vic
tints A (.real sensation.
The sun had scarcely risen above the
eastern hills of Morganton when pusscn
ger train No. 50 over the Western North
Carolina road dashed into the station
yesterday morning. The mist and fog
was hanging heavily over the place and
a larger number of people were astirthnn
is usually the case about the quiet little
town, forty miles to the eastward of us.
Something hud happened, or was about
to happen, and passengers on the train
who occupied the regular coaches were
soon destined to liehold a sight that
would cause the verr Mood to mucoid in
Only a few minutes' stop is made nt
Morganton by trains, and passengers
destined for other stations seldom get
out there. The jieoplc they saw scattered
about in groups of three and a half
dozen, here and there, were engaged in
low and earnest conversation, and a gen
eral air of solemn mvstcrv seemed to en
velop the entire surroundings. No ques
tions were asked by the passengers nor
was there any information volunteered
by the villagcrsof the terrible punishment
I hat had been visited upon two desjier
atc criminals in the darkest hours of tin-
early morning. A fearful, violent drama
had been enacted at Morganton and
masked men, resolute and determined
had been the only spectators of the aw
As the train pulled out the whistle's
long and piercing blast reverberated
among the distant hills with weird and
IK'culiur intonation, and as the echoes
died away, the railroad bridge wus
reached, and here it was, in the still
hours of dead anil quiet night, Frank
Slack alio) David Boone had tearfully ex
plated the atrocious crimes which soon
they would have bad to answer for in
oien courts of justice and organized law.
Judge Lynch and his jury had sat upon
their cases, and tin. verdict had liecn exe
cuted. A short trial and n short shrift ;
a moment for prayer, and a drop into
eternity; a few convulsive jerks nnd
tremors, and nil was over.
Suspended from ropes attached to the
limbers of the bridge, the bodies of the two
wretches who had reddened deep their
hands with the blood oftheir fellow men,
were moving slowlv to and fro in the
gentle morning breeze. Their features
were terribly distorted, their tongues
protruded ; the blood had left their lips
and in their eyes were forming little
lakes of red. Their hands and legs were
tightly bound, and the roie about their
necks seemed to have shared in the vio
lence of those who tied its noose, for
deep were the cuts it had made in each ol
the murderers' throats. They presented
a horrible and sickening spectacle, anil
no wonder was it that those aboard the
train who beheld the awful scene shud
dered and turned pale nt what they
An hour or two later the bodies were
ut down by order of the coroner and re
moved lo the hotel piazza in Morganton
where an inquest was held. The verdict
was the same that one has long since be
come accustomed to look for in connec
tion with similar cases to the .'diovc
came to their death at the hands ol
parties to the jurors unknown;" in effect,
somebody did it but we don't know
wdio, and we can't take the time or trou
ble to find out."
The mob that lynched the two miscrc
tuts numbered about one hundred and
fifty men, nil heavily masked and dis
guised. The jail, which had previously
been strongly guarded, was broken into
the locks torn from the iron cage, and
Stack and Boone gagged nnd led out into
the jail yard. The jailer, who was alone,
was also gagged and bound, and locked
ell where he could not possibly give
the alarm After this had been accom
plished the masked men and their victims
went to the railway bridge, where, after
fastening the ropes about their necks.
Stack and Boone were given five minutes
each to pray. The wretches prayed
loudly and fervently, calling upon the
Almighty to receive their souls; that they
died liclieving in Him and His forgive
Time's up," said the leader of the
lynchers, as the live minutes elapsed,
and in another instant both mur
derers were swinging between henven
and earth. Their gyrations and con
tortions were frightful, but did not last
longer than four minutes. Neither Stack
or Boone's neck was broken, both dying
from strangulation. After fully satisfy
ing themselves that both oftheir victims
were surely dead, the lynchers disbanded
leaving the bodies swinging trom the
bridge where the passengers on the early
morning train saw them yesterday.
Stack nnd Boone were taken from the
jail between two unci three o'clock in the
The crimes for which the miserable
creatures met with such a violent end
yesterday was murder in both cases. On
August 10, Roliert Parker, a student at
Rutherford college, was shot down in
his own garden and killed by Franklin
Slack, who had liecn lurking in the
vicinity several days awaiting an opKir-
tumty to carry out his devilish design.
Alter assassinating Parker Stuck fled.
Bloodhounds belonging to D. G. Max
well, Esq., of Charlotte, were sent for
with which to track the murderer. They
were not sent, however, and about two
weeks since Stack was captured in South
Carolina and delivered over to the
Burke sheriff. Several years ago Parker
killed Stack's brother in self defence, in a
quarrel in Steele Creek township, Mecklen
burg county. Parker was tried for
murder and acquitted in the courts, nnd
from that day to the hour he met his
death he has been shadowed by Stack,
who swore he would kill him the first
opportunity he had. Parker went to
Texas; Stack followed him there. He
enmc back to Mecklenburg and it was
not long before Stack turned up in that
section. Then Parker came to Connelly
Springs, ostensibly to attend school nt
Rutherford college, but really to elude
Stack whom he knew to lie bunting him
and it was here, as we have related, he
came to his death in so brutal and
cowardly a manner. Stack was white.
David Boone, the other victim of lynch
law, was the negro who also shot and
killed a prominent young farmer of
Burke county, in the row among drunken
toughs at the Tabernacle meeting, near
Connelly Springs, about three weeks
igo. The deed was unprovoked, and the
larmcr was unarmed when assaulted.
Boone escaped, but was captured a few
days later and locked up in Morganton
jail to await trial at the next term of the
siqiciior court ol Burke county. He was
i notoriously bad character, and public
ipinion was strongly against him and
About a week since an attempt was
made to lynch the murderers, but the
jail was strongly guarded and the moli
gave up the job. Yesterday morning,
however, there was no one at the jail
save the jailer and the lynchers had nn
easy task to secure their victims.
The people of Morganton, it is re
ported, propose to ferret out the lynch
ers, and punish them according to law.
There has not been a legal hanging in
Burke county during the past thirty
years, and even the oldest inhabitant of
that county fails to reincmlicr when a
lynching, similar lo that of yesterday
morning, has occurred.
Roped In by Rambling Reporters
Roaiiiluic Round the Clt.
Twenty-five dollars in fines were col
leted in the police court yesterday.
The destruction of the old llilliard resi
dence, on South Main street, has about
A. Y. M. C. A. has lieen organized at
Skyland Springs with eighteen active and
The weather is beautiful nt present,
and greatly favors excursion nnd picnic
parties and tourists on the road.
The fourth quarterly conference of
Central Methodist church, this city, was
held at that edifice yesterday afternoon.
The new shoe store of Herring & We.x
vcr, on Patton avenue, is one of the
handsomest establishments in the city.
Evangelist K. G. Pearson, of this citv,
will begin a week's series of meetings nt
Charlotte, commencing on the 21st inst.
Workmen are busily engaged in refining
Herring & Weaver's late stand on South
Main street, for occupancy by S. Lipin-
sky, dry goods, etc.
Mr. Geo. A. Sluiford returned from
Transylvania county only last evening,
having been detained ut Brevnrd by the
serious illness of his father.
The colored graded schools of the city
will open Monday. Superintendent Clax
ton will examine pupils for admission
from !) a. m., to 1 p. in., to-morrow.
Tun Citizi-n job rooms will in a few
lays turn out in elegant form the pro
ceedings of five different Baptist associa
tions recently held in Western North Car
Ashevillc Female College began its fall
session yesterday. The attendance was
very large, and additions will be made
to the number already present during the
coming two weeks.
The marriage ceremony between Geo.
A. Cook, M. D., of Massachusetts, and
Miss Carrie 15. Emerson of this city was
i-clcbrated by Kev. C. O. Jones, at his
residence in west Ashevillc, Mouduy
Great progress is lieing made in the
erection of the numerous buildings of
Demcns & Taylor's planing mill plant
at the new passenger depot. Superin
tendent Fitch returned from the cast
Last evening we had a call from Mr.
B. C. Lankford, late Democratic post
master at Brevard, and Mr. T. I). Eng
land, a merchant of the same place.
These gentlemen leave this morning for
Knoxvillc on business.
Tomatoes have lieen unusually finennd
abundant here this season. They are
always welcome on the table, but they
are a drug on the market, not more than
thirty cents n bushel being offered for
them not worth the picking at that
A Distinguished F.ducator.
Prof. E. R. Joynes, LLI).. of the Uni
versity of South Carolina, is in the city,
the guest of Dr. W. D. llilliard, on Spruce
street. Dr. Joynes is one of the most dis
tinguished nnd scholarly educators of
A New Sachem for Tammany.
Nkw York, September 11. Abraham
B. Tappan of the 24th assembly district,
was tins afternoon elected Grand Sachem
of the Tammany society in place of Sheriff
The Weather To-Day.
Washington, September It. Indica
tions for North Carolina Fair weather;
no change in temperature ; north-westerly
Constant reader is informed that an
air line is not necessarily run altogether
FOLKS VOU KNOW.
Who They Arei Where Thev Are,
nni" What They Are DoIiik.
Mr. D. M. Vance has returned from
Dr. Geo. W. Purefoy has returned from
Ins visit to Chapel Hill.
J. H. Gibbon and D. E. Allen, of Char
lotte, are at the Swannanoa.
Mr. li. I). Davidson has returned to
the city from n trip to New York.
F. W. Marshall, soliciting agent of the
'1 hrcc C's road was here yesterday,
Mr. W. S. Cushmnn left yesterday on
a brief visit to the city of New York.
Mr. G. H. P.Cole, presidentof the Bank
of Commerce of Henderson villc, was here
N. F. Walker, superintendent of the
institute for the deaf, dumb and blind, of
Cedar Springs, S. C, is in the city.
Miss Mollie Baird left yesterday for Kal-
cigh where she will resume her duties as
instructress in the institution for the
deaf, dumb and blind.
Mr. Sam. Brassey, of Ocula, Flu., a
most excellent gentleman who has been
sending the summer at the Swannanoa
in this city, left yesterday afternoon for
his home in the Land of Flowers.
The Rev. VV. E. West, who has offici
ated here and vicinity for some time pnst
in the Methodist ministry, left a day or
two ago for Athens, Tenn.,to complete n
theological course in the University at
The Hon. Matt Ransom, one of our
distinguished Senators, Sxmt a few hours
here on Tuesday, and was cnthusiastic-
illy welcomed by his numerous friends.
He was on his way to Knoxville on pri
The Rev. John Brooks, D. D., Presiding
Elder of the Shelby, N. C, Conference,
is in the city, and n guest of the Hon
Hezckinh Gudger. Dr. Brooks was a
visitor here during the last session of the
Holston Conference, and made many
friends in Hint body, and also among the
citizens of Ashevillc.
Mr. C. h. Wilson, of Calhoun, Tran
sylvania county , was in the city yester
day. He lives at one of the most licauti-
lul points on the upper valley of the
French Broad, and hus built him a fine
hotel, of which he informs us he will lx
manager. It is a place well worthy the
ittention of tourists.
Among the notables registered nt the
Battery Park yesterday were Col. Thos.
S. Kenan, of Wilson, ex-attorney general
of North Carolina: Miss Voorhees. of
fcrrf Haute, Ind., daughter of the dis
tinguished Senator of that State, and R.
. Kinloch, M. I)., of Charleston, presi
dent ol the South Carolina Medical Col
lege, nnd others.
VF.RY CHKAP RATES
From Ashevllle to WashltiKton
Eminent Sir Knight A. J. Blair of this
city yesterday received the following
communication from Eminent Grand Re
corder Munson, concerning special ruil
roud rates for those wishing to attend
the triennial conclave of the Grand Com
mnndery of the Knights Templar of the
United States, which meets at the na
tional capital in October.
Wilmington, N. C, Sept. 9, 1889.
A. J. Blair, Ashevillc, N C.
Eminent Sir Knight: Railroad rates
for round trip tickets from Ashev;lle to
Washington, if purchased Octolier 5, 6or
7, will Ik $1 1.5, and tickets will lie good
returning till October 31. Please spread
the information. H. H. Mi'nson,
Eminent Grand Recorder.
A large number of local Knights will
attend this session of the Grand Com
mandcry. They will probably leave Ashe
villc on the evening of Octolier 5, and re
main in Washington until October 15.
Baltimore, Philadelphia and other cities
will lie visited by the Ashcvillians before
thev return to the city, and a great time
is anticipated by those who intend mak
ing the trip.
Its Beauties and Terrors as seen
From an Entclne Cab.
If one wants to get a lively sense of
what it means to rush through space nt
fifty or sixty miles an hour, says Scrib
ner's, he must get on a locomotive. Then
only docs he begin to realize what trifles
stand lictween him nnd destruction. A
few weeks ago a lady sat an hour in the
cab ot a locomotive hauling a fast ex
press train over a mountain road. She
saw the nar ow bright line of the mils
nnd the slender points of the switches.
She heard the thunder of the bridges and
saw the track shut in by rocky bluff's, and
new perils suddenly revealed as the en
gine swept around sharp curves. The
exiiericnce was to her magnificent, but
the sense of danger was almost ap
palling. To have made her experience
complete she should have taken one en
gine ride in a dark and rainy niirht.
In a daylight ride on a locomotive we
come to realize how slender is the mil and
how fragile its fastenings, compared
with the ponderous machine which they
carry. We see what a trifling movement
of a switch makes the difference between
life and death. We learn how short the
look ahead must often he, and how close
danger sits on either hand. But it is
only on a night ride that we learn how
deiicndent the enuinecr must be. after all.
upon the faithful vigilance of others The
headlight reveals a lew vurds ot glisten
ing mil and the ghostly telegraph poles
and switch targets. Were a switch open.
a rail taken up or a pile of ties on the
track, we could not possibly sec the
danger in time to stop.
As Private Secretary.
Mr. N. T. Cobb left lust night for Ral
eigh where he goes as private secretary
to Muj. John C. Winder, general mnna
ger of the Raleigh and Gaston railroad
Mr. Cobb was formerly employed in the
office of the Western North Carolina
road in this city, and is a son of Rev. N.
B. Cobb, D. D.
AFTER TANNER'S SCALP.
RF.PORTF.D REMOVAL OF THE
Absent From the Pension Bureau
vesterday Actinic Commission
er Hinilh In Charge A Funeral
Committee Appointed, Etc.
Washington, Septemlier 11. It is rc
IHirted here to-day that Pension Commis
sioner Tanner has lieen removed, and that
after to-day he will cease to be commis
sioner of iiensions. Although the report
is generally believed, it cannot as yet be
officially confirmed. Tanner has not
been at the Pension Bureau to-day, al
though he is in town, and deputy com
missioner Smith is actinir commissioner.
It is believed by some persons that he has
lieen removed, and by others that be has
lieen temporarily suspended from duty
until the result of the investigation of the
commission examining into the affairs of
ine pension othce is announced. It is im
possible to find out exactly the state of
the case, as those who are in a position
to know are non-committal in reimrH tn
the matter. Thut his resignation has
lieen requested or tendered, however, is
IKisitivcly denied by persons in a position
lo know the facts in the case. Sn-retnrv
Noble declined to say anvthinir nn the
Simon Wolf, president of the Wish
order of 0. K. S. B., has sent the follow
ing telegram to Alex.Reinstein, secretary
n ine oruer:
"Hon. S. S. Cox. a friend in Israel, in
and out of Congress, tins fallen. I recoin
inend memorial services throughout the
The ekrk of the House of Representa
tives has appointed as a committee to
take charge of the funeral arrangements
of the late representative S. S. Cox:
Messrs. Carlisle, Randall, Holman, Felix
Campliell,Sciiey, Heard, Mutchler, Kelly,
McKinley, Cannon, Reed, Burrows, and
O'Neal of Pennsylvania.
There has been no change in the posi
tion of the storm on the Atlantic coast
since morning. The barometric pressure
has remained nearly constant. The cen
ter of the storm is near Cape Henry,
where it has been since Tuesday morn
ing. The lowest barometer is 20.80
inches, with a velocity of 30 miles from
the northwest at Norfork. The wind on
the New ersey coust is from the north;
continues from the northeast on the New
England coast. The current velocity at
Block Island is 48 miles. The maximum
velocity during the day was ii2 miles.
High winds will continue during Wed
nesday and on Thursday.
Bond offerings to-dav aggregated $23,
300 four and a half's ut $1.05. All ac
cepted. AN EXCELLENT tlCMOOL.
Long Established and Noted for
Its Thorouith TralnlnK.
We notice the return ofMiss Champion
from a summer trip north. By reference
to our columns it will be seen that her
school opens Septemlier 25. This school
is long established, and in it all teaching
is of the most thorough character, by
improved methods on advancing lines;
awakening and guiding the minds of
children, and building on sure founda
tions for all work. The kindergarten
is under the charge of Miss Garrison, a
graduate of the Cincinnati Training
School, and the only trained kindergar
ten teacher in Asheville. Miss Garrison
has been perfecting herself in her special
department and in calisthenics during
the past tew months that she has been
absent from Asheville, and returns bet
ter fitted than before to resume her work.
During the summer the school-room
space has been more than doubled, giv
ing sunny, warm, and well ventilated
rooms. The advantages of this excellent
school nre well known to most of our
residents, and we take pleasure in recom
mending it to those of our visitors here
for the fall or winter who have children
REAL ESTATE DEALS.
The Chanices In Ownership Re
Among the deeds to real estate record
ed in the register's office in this city yes
terday were the following:
John Hart and wife to Anne L. Fulen-
wiilcr, lot on west side of Bailey street.
J. M. Campbell and wife to L. A. Hall,
lot on cast side of Depot street. Consid
Rustic, Blanton & Co., to D. D. Suttlc,
lot No. 5 in Kimlicrly survey. Consider
J. R. Patton, to N. S. Penlnnd, lot in
north Asheville. Consideration. $2,500.
John E. Hampton to Bostic, Blanton
& Co., lot on north side of Beavcrdam
road. Consideration, $3,200.
N. L. Penland and wife to M. M. Pat
ton, lot in northeast Ashevillc. Consid
W. W. Barnard and wife and Julia A.
Sludcr to Sallie S. Adams, lot in north
Ashevillc. Consideration, $2,150,
Total amount of considerations as ex
pressed in deeds of conveyance, $17,550.
Mr. Ambrose Gonules.
We lire glad to learn from Dr. J. A.
Watson that this gentleman, a citizen of
Charleston, who is ill at Flut Rock, and
upon whom Dr. Watson recently success
fully performed a critical surgical opera
tion, is doing very well, a letter from Dr.
Elliott, received last evening giving in
formation to that effect. Dr. Watson
himself returned from a visit to his pa
tient on Tuesday evening. We are pleased
to make the above statement, as Mr.
Gonzales has numerous friends and ac
quaintances in this section.
Last of the Season.
A grand full dress ball will be given at
the Mountain Park hotel, at Hot Springs,
to-morrow evening. A large number of
invitations have been issued and an im
mense crowd is expected. A party of
Knoxvilliuns will attend, and several
Asheville people will participate in the
festivities of the occasion. This will be
the last dress ball at the Mountain Park
during the present season.
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