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ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1889.
X. J- I
PARISIANS WATER THE COW
INSTEAD OF THE MII.K.
An Hour Spent in the Gobelin Fac
tory The Cells of the Concierge.
rle The French Capital at Night
Methods of Mcomotion,
Paris, August 30, 1880.
Editor Citizen: Many strange cus
toms and ways of doing business abound
ncre, a lew oi which may make an oien
ing for another tedious letter.
Our time has lieen too fully occupied to
read much, except 1 he Citizen, ot which
a few copies at last has reached us, and
it seems too much absorbed bv trashy
European letters to excite much interest:
but on Wednesday morning wc thought
to invest in a rrcncli newspaper, and
ufter a half hour's careful perusal suc
ceeded in deciphering the dale which was
niursnav, August 2a." this is the
way the French keep up with the times,
by dating their daily papers one day in
- Hut the funniest thing, (we had it He
scrilied by a friend who saw it) is the
way in which the dairymen supply their
customers. A man passed through the
streets, driving a number ot goats, and
lustily blowing a trumpet. When nny
one wishes milk he stops one of his goats
milks her to the exaci extent rccpiired,
collects Ins pay, drives the depleted ani
mal to the nearest fountain and tills het-
up with water, exactly as our people do
their tin cans, while her companions
pattentlv nibble the grass, and so he pro
ceeds, emptying and tilling his cattle in
turn until all his people are satisfied.
The ndvantagesol this system are man
ifest. There is no limit to the numlier of
people that one man can undertake to
supply, and we understand that water is
much less diluted, when applied in this
manner, than it puinicd directly into the
can. We propose to urge this method
upon our American dairymen, as it will
no doubt be far more ngreeable both to
themselves and their patrons.
A most interesting hour was that
which wc sK-nt in the famous "Golielin"
manufactory, where those beautiful ta
icstrics are made. In their exhibition
room the walls are covered with their
choke products, which are marvelous in
deed, showing specimens of many centu
ries and tlie advances made m the art.
Here we saw a portrait of Louis XIV
which we recognized as a faithful copy of
a painting wc had seen in the Louvre:
indeed, the copy was so excellent that we
were sure tltc original had been removed
to i his place.
We found that wc were mistaken in
thinking that it was made by machinery;
it is entirely hand work, and wesaw the
many workmen patiently placing a sin
gle thread at a time, and stopping fre
quently to compare their labor with the
painted design, and were not surprised
at the enormous cost, when our conduc
tor told us that by steady work, one
man could sometimes make a square
yard in a-year, but this only of the sim
pler patterns. Pointing to one most ex
quisite piece, measuring 12x15 feet, he
said that nine men had worked on it for
six long years. This statement seems in
credible, and perhaps the Frenchmen was
complimenting our innocent, lamb-like
expression of countenance.
The most satisfactory method of loco
motion is by the steamers on the river
Siene. Numerous trams, omnibusss and
"Cheminde Fere" extend in all directions,
but it takes a philosopher to comprehend
them, and whenever we try to go north,
we are sure to find ourselvesdcpositcd at
the southern extremity of the city. In
fact we were sure that a railroad on
which we took passage yesterday, was
destined to land us in America, but after
patiently setting iu our lin ked carriage
for two hours, we found wc were only
about two hundred miles from where we
expected to go, but the boats arc luckily
confined in their course, and so we feel
safer when in their bands. They nrevcry
curious little craft, built low on the wa
ter so as to pass under the many bridges,
and look very pretty at night, their
bright colored lamps dashing along up
and down the river. One of these nice
conveniences yesterday took us to visit
the Sevres china factory, where we saw
choice specimens of this famous ware and
the mode of its making.
Ever mindful of The Citizen, we
thought one of the Taxes would orna
ment its handsome office, but as the price
was only fifty thousand francs, decided
not to take it. A small coffee cup wus
priced seventy-five francs, (fifteen dol
lars, ) so we think lour friend Law will
still supply our needs.
Yesterday was altogether a most in
teresting day. In addition to the two
famous factories, we went into the his-
tirical portion of the ('onciergcrie, and
Lood upon the same brick floor, which
had been trod by the poor Oncen, Mane
Antoinette, and looked at the same cru
cifix which we hojic gave her strength
mill consolation in those awful days.
From this cell she was carried direct to
the guillotine Looking through the
same pain of glass that she used to
look through, we could see, across a
court, still occupied by female prisoners,
the barred windows of the cell of Mad
ame Koland, and closely adjoining the
Queen's cell found that in which the
wretch Robespierre was confined for one
night awaiting his just doom. Next to
this we entered a small, sad, subterranean
chapel in which the many victims re
ceived their last communion, before pass
ing through the narrow slit in the wall
to ascend the horrid tumbrils, which
were waiting for their ghastly loads.
What a marvelous change jn one mo
ment to step from these scenes out upon
the streets of Paris, as they are to-day,
crowded with life, bustle, happiness,
gaiety, thoughtlessness. Quite near the
Conciergerie's walls we see a flower mar
ket, and oh, such flowers! Don't we
wish we could take you one of the fuch
sias and dahlias almost as large as a
breakfast plate, of every variety of shade
To thoroughly enjoy the streets of
Paris one must wander around at night
when they arc lighted, not so much by
tV.eir own lamps, a by the myriads of
fa-cflies, to which alone we can compare
the cabs, dashing about in fill conceiva
ble directions, as though each were de
termined to run down all the others,
We have walked and ridden up and down
the Champs Elysees. in wondering ad
miration of the scene it presents. Each
side the groves of trees' lighted pp with
many concert: gardens, with its beautiful
fountains aglow with the electric lights
which surround them, while the broad
street itself is a mam of brilliant little
lamps hurrying and skurrying, to and
fro, up and down, backwards and. for
wards; never have we conceived ol a
more thoroughly brilliant, and appar
ently happy scene. With iU thoughts
fresh in our mind we must now say,
good night. T. W. P.
,No marriage license was granted or
deeds recorded in the register's office jres-terdr.
GORDON AND UNG8TREET.
A Meeting Between the Lieuten
ants of Lee and Jackson.
Prom the Brunswick, Ga., Times.
Yesterday, while I was at the cnpitol
Governor Gordon came it. In his inimi
table style he began greeting friends. In
the midst of it all another form enmc in
view; the hair was white, the beard of
the same hue. the eyes dim, the right arm
trembling with age and wounds.
"Why, general," -said Gordon, "I am
glad to see you."
"And I," replied the other, "am glad to
Gordon and Longstreet !
They were standing hand clased in
hand. Lee's old war horse and Stone
wall Jackson's worthy successor stand
ing heart to heart; the old 1st and 2nd
corps once more side by side. No poli
tics there. No democracy, no republi
canism only two soldiers. Their voices
sounded less distinct than usual like the
soft murmer ofsummer seas. Tears, too,
clouded their vision.
Other eyes also grew dim, for those
two represented, in the most tragic hour,
the Wilderness and Lee's army. Back
again came the scene: The light of May
5, 1864, has passed, and from the "dark
ling woods" came the sharp crack of the
skirmisher's rifle, groans, dying prayers.
Each army waited ton the morrow.
Longstreet at Gordonsville, twenty
miles away ; Hill hard pressed ; Ewcll
only holding his own; 40,000 grays, 100,
000 blues; Longstreet not yet up.
What of the morrow 't
Down the line of Hill and Ewcll's
troops is heard the cry: "Pass word
along that Longstreet is here!" From
the tangled depths of the Wilderness a
mighty shout goes up, even the wounded
feebly answering back: "Longstreet is
here!" Grand old 1st army corps, brave
old Longstreet. we may differ in politics,
hut second Manassas is yours, tltc Wil
derness is vours, nmtoimid the gathering
gloom of life's fading years, wc dare deal
THE ENtiLISE: STRIKERS.
Comparatively No Chanice in the
London, Scptemlier 12. The dock
companies have decided to adhere to th
Iter made by them to raise the wages ol
their men on anuarv 1. Alter the con
Icrcnce between the directors of the dock
companies and Cardinal Manning was
concluded, the latter nilormcd Burns and
Tillelt, leaders of the strike, that al
though the directors adhered to their
ingimu otter to advance wages on ami-
ary 1st, they were still open to further
negotiations. He had been charged bv
the directors to tell them that if the
strikers had any other terms to suggest
it was tor them to first agree among
themselves what the terms shall lie. The
directors had nothing from the men at
picsent which they considered sufficiently
clear and explicit. If the leaders of the
strikers formulated final proposals and
presented them through Cardinal Man
ning, the directors would again consider
what course thev would pursue in re-
spouse to the strikers' demand.
1 he 1'nll Mall Gazct'.e suggests that
an organization be formed for the pur
pose ot raising the 10,000 necessary to
pay the dock laborers six pence jicr hour
trom .November 1, to January 1. 1 he
Gazette says that a leading businessman
of the citv has offered to contribute C2,
OOO for tliis purpose on' condition that
tlie remaining tour-tilths be suiiscrioeil
immediately. The 10,000 which the
Gazette suggests should be raised bv
subscription is the amount that the dock
companies claim they would lose by ad
vancing the wages on November I, in
stead of January 1.
COTTON MILLS BURNED.
Loss 6o,ooo Fire In Charlotte-
Charlotte, N. C. September 11. At
1 o'clock this morning Ren wood cotton-
spiuning-mill, located near Lowell, in
Gaston county, and owned by B. R.
Smith and Harrison Watts, was dis
covered to lie on fire. The flames had
gained such a headway that it was im
possible to save the factory, and every
thing except the picker-room was soon
reduced no ashes. The mill operated
6,000 spindles. The loss is placed at
$00,000, with $51,000 insurance. The
origin of the fire is not known.
A fire here to-night at 10 o clock de
stroyed two tenements, the property of
Colonel John L. Brown, the loss was
$1,000 insured. The origin of the fire
is not known.
Colonel T. H. Long, of Buncomlie
county, State-Alliance lecturer, and R. B.
Hunter, assistant Sl ate lecturer, nrc now
irranging for a canvass ot the State in
the interest of. I he alliance. They are in
consultation in this city and will com
mence an active canvass about the first
of next month.
Fire on a Steamship.
London, September 12. The While
Star Line steamer Britannic from New
York September 4 from Liverpool, which
arrived at (Jneemtown to-day, reports
that on the morning ol September 5, a
fire broke out in the cotton stored un.
der one of the port hatches. A number
of bales ol burning cotton were thrown
overboard and remained in the water for
two hours after which they were picked
up and stowed on deck. The hold in
which the fire broke out was drenched.
A slight fire again broke out on the
morning of the 6th, but was easily suli
dued. The passengers adopted resolu
tions highly praising the officers and
crew for the skill they showed in fight
ing and extinguishing the flames.
Sun Cotton Review.
New Yohk, September 12. Futures
exhibited a struggling uncertain tone till
about the last hour, when the big re
ceipts at ports discouraged some of the
buyers ; and a small movement to unload
caused a slight decline. The pressure on
September contracts is about over and
"short interest" for October pretty well
covered. These months were conse
quently exceptionally weak. Weather
reports from the South were generally
good ; but there were advices of rust and
worms in some localities. Cotton on
spot was more active, holders meeting
the demand more freely.
Forestry Congress Detonates.
The News-Observer of yesterday says:
"Governor Fowle has appointed com
missioners from this State to the
American Forestry Congress, which
meets in Philadelphia. October 15th.
The appointees are Wm. Bcall, of Mur
phy, Col, John D. Cameron, ol Asheville,
Donald McRne, of Wilmington, Dennis
Simmons, of Martin, W. D. Pruden, of
Edcnton. A. F. Page, of Aberdeen, J, A,
Long, of Roxboro, Jno. Robinson, of
Raleigh, Robert D, Steele, Rockingham,
and Prof, Jas, A, Holmes, of Chapel
THEY WANT CORE.
Resolutions Passed by Negro
Baptists at Indianapolis.
Indianapolis, September 12. The Na
tional Association of the Colored Bap
tists began its annual session in this city
10-day. About one hundred delegates
are present, representing almost every
State in the union. The members of the
party who were assaulted at a small
station named Baxlcy, in Georgia, while
on their way to the convention gather
ing apieared before the meeting in the
afternoon and exhibited their injuries.
Key. E. K. Lane, ol Savannah, gave a
graphic account of the assault which
stirred the delegates to a high pitch of
excitement, and many expressed them
selves as being in favor ot advising the
Southern brethren to arm themselves
and lesent further attack. Sprating',
one of the party, appeared bctoi-e the
meeting with his arm in a sling and
looked very faint and weak.
The following resolutions were unani
mously adopted :
Whereas, The colored Baptists of all
this country arc represented in tins meet
ing, in this home ot our worthy Presi
dent, and whereas, news comes to us
from some of the Southern States that
our people are being shot down like dogs
or wild beasts at their homes, in their
fields and other places without there be
ing any redress for the outrages and
wrongs perpetrated, therefore be It
Resolved, That it is the duty of this
conieueration as a christian body to raise
our voice in uncompromising terms
against these outrages.'
Resolved further, That this body lav
our grievance before the President and
Governors ot the States where these out
rages arc perpetrated, and ask them for
that protection that belongs to citizens
ot the United Mates.
Resolved, That this convention do now
telegraph the said tacts and these, our
prayers, to the President anil Attorney
General with a wish tor an immediate in
vestigation into the brutal outrages.
Kesoiven, l hat a committee lie ap-
Minteil trom this meeting to wait in per
son upon the President of the United
Slates and the Attorney General and pre
sent these resolutions.
ohn Williams, who had been in the
hands of the mob at Baxlcy, advised that
the colored men niust tight when attacked
if they ever exjiected to be people. "Do
you know," said he, "that one negro
can scare a dozen white people.' Carry
a pistol and use it on the slightest pre
tense." The entire day was given up to a dis
cussion ol the assault, and an immediate
resort to arms was about the only sug
FIRST ANNl'AI. MEETINO
Of the Confederate veterans' As
sociation or the stale.
At a meeting of the executive commit
tee of the State Confederate Veterans
Association, held in Raleigh on Thurs
day, August 20th, the following resolu
tions were passed :
Resolved, That the first annual meet
ing ot the Confederate Veterans' Asso
ciation, be held in Raleigh on Wednesday,
October 16, 1889, and that the presi
dent lie, and heis hereby authorized and
requested to call the same, and that the
representatives in said annual meeting
will consist of the President oftheCountv
Association or his authorized proxy, and
any representatives who may lie present
from the counties where no organizations
have been effected. Each county will be
entitled to one representative.
Resolved, That the transportation
lines in the State lie, and they are hereby
requested to grant free transportation
to one delegate from each county to and
from this county.
Resolved, That a copy of these pro
ceedings be transmitted to the press of
this State with a request to publish and
in obedience to the above resolutions
I hereby notify the County Confederate
Veterans' Associations in counties w here
organizations have not been had, that
the first annual meeting of the Confed
erate Veterans' Association of North Car
olina will assemble in Raleigh, October
Hi. 1880, at 10 o'clock a. in. This meet
ing will take into consideration every
matter pertaining to the county anil
State Associations providing for a
more thorough organization and plans
for assisting the indigent soldiers of the
State who require our aid and support.
Julian S. Cakk, President.
Address all correspondence to W. C.
Stronach, Raleigh, N. C. State pnicrs
please copy till the day.
HON. MATT. W. RANSOM.
North Carolina's Popular Senator
Senator Ransom, of North Carolina, is
registered at the Hattie House. On his
native heath he is known as "Matt"
Ransom and every man, woman and
child in the State knows him.
However, he is a dignified looking
gentlemun and is every inch the man he
is cracked up to be. 1 he many citizens
of Knoxville who claim the old North
State as their birth land called at the
Hattie to pay their resiei!t8. He knew
them all and greeted them with a hearty
He spent most of the afternoon driving
around the citv. He was not only de
lighted, but greatly surprised at the im
portance and beauty of the city and the
evidence of unparalleled growth and
Senator Ransom stands ns well else
where as he does at home. He is one of
the purest politicians in the country and
his democracy is of that kind which
offends no one. He is accompanied by
Col. W. H. Pace, a prominent newspaper
man of Raleigh.
Late News trom Stanley.
Brussels, September 12. A cable
dispatch from Zanzibar to the govern
ment of Congo State savs: Hcnrv
M. Stanley on leaving the basin of Al
bert Nynnza endeavored to make his way
upward by pussing to the west of Victo
ria Nyanza. He failed, however, in this
attempt. He then went northward and
reached the eastern shore of the lake.
Emin Pasha accompanied him, and after
a long stay on the borders of the lake
awaiting supplies, marched in the direc
tion ot Mambo8a. He is expected to
reach the eastern coast about the end of
Petroteun Depots to he Built.
London, September 12. Themunicipnl
authorities of Liverpool have voted on
the appropriation of 30,000 pounds for
the purpose, of constructing depots for
the storage of petroleum at isolated
points, thus reducing to a minimum the
dangers arising from fires and explosions.
The tanks to be built will have a total
capacity of l'J.000 tons.
STEAMSHIPS SAFE IN PORT
AFTER WEATHERING 17NITSU
ALLY TERRIFIC UALES.
The Atlanta Puts Out to Sea After
the Storm Subsides Destruction
to Property at Long Branch An
Exodus of Visitors.
New Yohk, September 12, Each ar
riving vessel reports having experienced
unusually lieavv weather, but had met
with no serious trouble. About 0 o'cloc
the Roanoke and the Richmond of the Oh:
Dominion line arrived. They had had
their share of rough weather, which w
snown ov tneir smone slacks and rig
ging. The Roanoke lett Norfolk last
Monday night. The captain reports that
while his vessel sustained noscriousdam
age, the trip was made one of the rough
est he had ever experienced. I-'rom the
time he left until his arrival, storm ufter
storm was encountered with but littlcrc
The Richmond, which should now be
on her way South, hiving started last
Tuesday night, put "back. The storm
was encountered off the lightship about
uuoiiigiii i ucsuay, ana, icariui oi ven
turing further to sea, the anchor
was left down in Gravcscnd Bay
Seeing that the storm showed n
sign of abating, and, us the ves
sel was light, the captain turned he
nose back toward licrdock. The weathc
in tnc lower Day, the captain savs, was
unpreeedently severe. The wind blew a
a terrific rate, while, strange to say, i
dense fog enveloped everythingand mail
navigation well nigh impossible. Grave
send Hay was covered with steamers and
vessels of all kinds waiting for the storm
The United States man of war Atlanta
which left Brooklyn navy yard the fore
part of this week, and had Inen given in
as lost by the newspapers, passed out this
morning about 0 o clock, according to
news Iroui the health olhccr s quarters,
The National line steamer England
iroin Liverpool got to her dock to-day
alter experiencing one of the roughest
voyages her commander had encountered
in a service of sixteen years at sen. At
midnight Tuesday one of the firemen
was washed overboard and drowned
The wind and sea were something terri
blc. Cnpl. Hcalcv says that I he steamer
was almost turned over by the combined
force of the wind and sea. She careened
over until the tips of her yards dipjied
into tne w.Ttcr.
Lono Branch, September 12. Nearly
every bulk-head of cottages from North
Ming Hrancli to Scabright is badly
damaged. The cottages of Drayton
Ives, I), backet Moore. John Milton
Council, and others are undermined.
They will probably go out into the surf
to-night. 1 he sea has washed over the
bluff into Ocean Avenue at Wannouth
lieuch in a dozen places. It is impossible
to ascertain the damage at Highland
lieach. the sea has cut a new inlet
through north Highland lieach. At 1
o'clock it was still raining furiously, a
strong wind was blowing and the surl-
was tearing out the bluff here m num
Atlantic City, September 12. A cou
ple of daring citizens of this place, E. P.
I'ercival and Ins son bhenezer. made a
trip from here to 1'lcasantville and re
turned at low water last night. I'er
cival s object in undertakingthe trip was
to telegraph his wife that they were safe.
The gentlemen wore nothing' but bath
ing suits and were barefooted: they
each, carried a pine sapling with which
to icel their way through the washed
portions of the route.
Great ov was manifested at 0.4.i
this morning, when the Western I'nioii
messengers were despatched throughout
the city to announce that the first train
since Monday evening would start at
10 o clock lor Philadelphia. A great
rush was made for the Camden and At
lantic railroad station, and in less tflan
half an hour there was a crowd In rue
enough to fill five sections, and they were
ill sent. Ihe first section had eight
lasscnger coaches and baggage car.
vvcry car was crowded, even to standing
space. The trip across the meadows was
ine not soon to be forgotten, A hundred
pleasure boats of all sizes and descrip
tions were packed close to the road lied.
1 he masts ot many ot these had to Incut
away this morning to permit trains to
cross, the tide having changed their posi
tion since the construction train passed
vcr at a. in. 1 he watei was still high
in the meadows, and almost reached the
fires in the locomotives. It is almost
miraculous that the tracks could lie so
n-omptly placed in repair. All trains of
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company
will run on schedule time to and from At
onic City. Before the first section had
reached Camden, John Wcstcott, an At-
ntic Citv lawyer, and Edward hldndgc.
raised $40 for the train hands. Fifteen
thousand people will leave here to-day
tnd to-morrow. This will, of course in-
lude many of all-venr residents. Many
houses areiu an untenable condition, ow
ing to bad sewerage caused by the flood.
An I'nknown Steamer Ashore.
Norfolk, Va., September 12. An un
known brigantine-rigged steamer, with
red or yellow funnel, came ashore at
seven o'clock to-night, almost opposite
life saving station No. 1, nt Cape Henry.
She displayed the following night signals:
Red coston light turning green and red
again, and shooting one red roninn can
dle. Up to ten o'clock the life saving
crew had not succeeded in getting a line
to her. The wind was thirty miles an
hour from the north-west and the sea
rough. The steamer came from the
south. She may get off at high water,
the wind being offshore.
A Destructive Collision.
Fort Wayne, Itiil., September 12.
During a heavy fog ye-iterday, a collision
occurred at Miller's City, Ohio, forty
miles east of here on the Nickel Plate rail
road, which caused a lossof about $100,
000. A west bound fast freight carrying
fruit and merchandise ran into a gravel
train Both locomotives and fifteen cars
with their contents were destroyed. En
gineers Eliert and Young, of this city,
Chemical Houses Burned.
London, September 12. The works at
Wandsworth of Burroughs, Wellcome &
Co., manufacturing chemists and agents
for several American chemical houses,
have been burned. One fireman lost his
life. The flames spread with great rapid
ity, and a numlier of girls employed in
the works narrowlv escaped being burned
to death. The loss is 20,000.
Nihilists In Denmark.
Copenhagen, September 12. There
are rumors trom various quarters that
a large number of Nihilists have recently
arrived in Denmark. In consequence of
tnese reports tne authorities Here are
taking extraordinary precautions for the
protection of the Czar daring his coming
visit to Copenhagen, as it is feared that
an attack upon his life is intended.
Business in the Crain Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Session,
Chicago, September 12. The wheat
uiiiiKei was qime active, anaaiiera tem
porary weakness early in the session an
other decided bull turn was witnessed
riuciuntions, as on the two previous
days, were within a moderate range, but
prices of late apjiear to advance more
easily than they decline. The local crow
got short a little wheat yesterday, and
there was more selling to-dav when De-
ccmlier was around 78'iic, but the Ix-nrs
realized that with stocks of contrac
wheat so light thev gave no leverage
and they cover secdily on every sign of
suiistantial reactions. 1 lie oienmg tig
tires were about on a level with yester
day s closings to a shade lietter. There
was a large volume of trade during the
last hour of the session in the local und
outside order account, with the bulk of
'.railing in December at VMilWu. Thei
was a firm close at a net gain for the day
oi vacin an iiuures anu 'lafsc. uelowthc
A moderate business was reported in
corn in the early part of the day", but as
uic session acivanceo tnc market became
quiet and inactive. The feeling developer
was easier earlier and trading was at
lower prices, the local crowd being long
ami cue marKct opened weak at Vita'ic
lielow the closing prices of yesterday, am
under liberal offerings prices decline!
ytffSc. Upon the decline a lietter demand
sprung up. the crowd becoming short
and tnc market rallied Uc, ruled steady
and closed iaVac. lower than yesterday
Oats ruled weaker and prices a shade
lower, i railing was lighter and clucll
for October and May.
An easier feeling prevailed in pork, with
moderate trading. October ruled 30aK,
and January 5al0c. lower, the market
closing tame at medium futures.
A moderate business was transacted
lard. Near deliveries were easy with light
trailing, wiiuc longer deliveries were
steadier and prices wercfavorableto sell
Little interest was manifested in short
ribs. Prices declined I0a13c.on ncarand
oc. on deterred deliveries, and the market
.losed steady at medium figures.
THE EASTERN HANDICAP
Run In a Bllndiug storm and Won
New York, September 12. The Concv
Island JockcvClub determined to hold
the races nt Sheepshcad Hay to-day, mi
matter what t he condition ol the weather
was. The day was decidedly bad for
racing. The rain was so blinding that
spectators could hardly sec the start, and
inly occasionally could they distinguish
the colors ol the jockeys. The track was
fetlock deep with mud. The event of the
day was the great eastern handicap, for
which twenty horses started, the lot
tery of racing was admirably exemplified
n tne result. Hearst s staple relied upon
the $1-0,000 colt King Thomas, but he-
was lett at the post, and the race was
won by his stable companion Tourna
ment, who was so little thought of as a
winner that a stable boy rode him. He
started ot odds of eighty to one, but he
defeated Belmont's Representative and
Civil Service quite handily. Most of the
nislics were close. 1 lie crowd was
First race seven furlongs: Cartoon
won, Aladstone second. Cassias third.
Second race mile and a furlong: Oars
man won, Swilt second, Lcla May third.
Time 2.01 .
Third race mile: Badge won. Bess
second, Hindoo Craft third. Time 1.48.
Fourth race great eastern handicap
for two years old six furlongs : Tonrn-
lment won, Lord Dalmcny second, Civil
Service third. Time 1,17. Mutuals paid
1'ilth race selling seven furlongs:
Gregory won, Prince Edward second.
Mary T. third. Time 1.33.
Sixth race mile and three turlongs on
turf: Hell wood won, Hurnside second.
Lotion third. Time 2.43.
Report of a Creditor's Committee.
Providence, R. L, September 12. A
report of the committee of the creditors
of the Phoenix Woolen Company whose
nulls are at Hast Greenwich, gives a
pretty bad showing. The liabilities are
$800,000, and the assets $408,801. An
tier ot twenty-five cents on the dollar is
recommended by the company for accei
taitce. A Report Corrected.
Knoxville, Tcnn., Scptcmlicr 12 An
tem scut out from Lynchburg this ufter-
oon to the cltect that seventeen men
id been killed in a mine disaster at lel-
ico is entirely untrue. The story proba
bly originated from the fact that a col
ored niiner was injured two days ago by
The Rates Will Not be Changed.
New York, September 12. The rate
committee of the Southern Railway and
Steamship Association met to-day, and
decided that at present no udvance
in freight tariffs would be made.
THE MISSION HOSPITAL.
A Cheek for $109 Acknowledged
by the Manager.
The managers of the Mission Hospital
gratefully acknowledge the receipt of a
very kind note and check for one hundred
and nine dollars from Dr. von Ruck.
This money is the proceeds of a lawn
party given by the doctor's little daugh
ter, assisted by the ladies of the Winynh
Sanitarium. Although given uncondi
tionnlly, it is accompanied by the wish
that it may be devoted to the payment
of the debt on the proerty, or to the
fund for the erection of a new hospital
The mnnngcrs are most anxious to
comply with this wish, but they can only
do so by the prompt payment of all sul
scriptions, and by donations from all
their friends who have not yet subscribed,
thus enabling them to meet current ex
penses without drawing on this fund.
Dr. Grtssom's Successor.
The Board of Directors of the Asylum
met at Raleigh on Wednesday 'to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the resignation
of Dr. Grissom. The News-0lserver ol
yesterday says there was no election,
the time of the Board beingentirely taken
up in examining the testimonials of the
numerous applicants, and there was no
ballot. Perhaps, before we go to press,
a telegram will give us definite informa
Three of the Lynchers Identified
The Statcsville Landmark of yesterday
contained the following additional in
formation concerning the lynching of
Stack nnd Boone at Morganton, Wed
"The jailor, who was much outraged
by the transaction, swore to the identity
of two or three of the lynchers, and these
were having a hearing" when the train
coming cast passed Morganton yester
day afternoon at 4.15. The body of
Stack came down on the train, marked
to his counsel, Messrs. Covington &
Adams, of Monroe. That of Boone was
still lying under the water tank at the
depot and a crowd of colored women was
gathered at it.
At Willow Tree camp meeting, Quaker
Meadows township, in Burke.on the night
of August 31, David Boone, colored, shot
and killed Eli Holder, white. Boone and
two other negroes had entered into n
conspiracy to kill one Copeland, a white
man. One of the three furnished the
pistol, another the cartridges, and Boom
was to do the killing. As he fired, Cone
land jumped behind Holder and the latter
received the ball and was killed. All
three of the negroes were arrested and
put in jail and one ot the others turned
State's evidence on Boone.
Some twelve years ago, Hoke Secrest.
of Union county, while passing through
Burke county on foot with his wife and
child, murdered them at a point not
more than three miles from where Parker
was assassinated. Ingenious counsel
saved his neck and the case cost Burke
about $7,000. There has been much talk
since the killing of Parker and the arrest
of Stack to the effect that Btiike has
paid out about enough moiiev 011 ac
count of Union murderers, and that this
me would go free like Secrest if left to
the courts, the juries and the lawyers.
It is further said in justification of the act
of yesterday morning that though then-
have been many murders there has not
lieen a hanging in Burke in thirty-live
Parker killed Stack's brother in Union
county, and not in Mecklenburg, as was
slated yesterday morning.
A Siecial to the Charlotte Chronicle
touching the same says:
"Jailor Ward says he identified three
if the lynching party, and warrants have
icen issued by Mayor Robertson. The
iccuscd were: W. W. McGallaird. lohn
Aiciiallaird and Steve Duckworth. '
1 wo of the masked men, after the hang
ing, went back to the depot, and rousing
the telegraph oierator made him wire
suicrintenilent Mcllce at Asheville, that
the men were hanging to the bridge, and
that he had best have thein cut down
icfore a train hit them. It is
reported that Boone confessed his guilt.
but that Stack protested his innocence to
The statement that Boone killed a
farmer at the Tabernacle meeting row,
near Connelly Springs, was made upon
what afterwards, turned out to lie in
accurate information furnished The Citi
zen late Wednesday evening.
FOLKS VOl' KNOW.
Who They Are) Where Thev Are,
atiC what They Are Doinic.
S. R. Gwy 11, of Paraguay, S. A., is at
Titos. L. Williamson, North Carolina,
nd A. A. Marshall, of Anderson, S. C,
were at the Grand Central last night.
Mr. B. E. Jones, of Greensboro, repre
senting the piano and organ house of
Ryland & Lee, Richmond, Va., is 111 the
Mr. William Edmiston, of the Butt-
comlie Lumber and Furniture Manufac
turing Company, has returned tothecity
from Springfield, Ohio, with his family,
mill will hereafter make Asheville his ier-
mnncnt home, 1 he Citizen is glad to
Dr. 0. II. P. Cole, president of the Na
tional Bank at Ilendeisonvillc, and also
member of the board ol directors of the
Western Asylum for the Insane, paid us a
isit yesterday afternoon which was
much appreciated. He was oil his way
ionic after attendance upon a meeting of
the board at Morganton. Dr. Cole
reached Morganton early in the morning
f the deplorable lynching affair, but
heard nothing of it until it wus all over.
Another Dental Office.
Dr. L. M. MooreofSanford, Fl.-., landed
in Asheville June 20.1880. After staying
icrc six weeks he became so charmed
with the skvlaud anil the genial hospi-
ality of thcciiizcns of Asheville that he
decided to scud for his dental chair and
instruments. He has placed them for the
present in room No. 43tj, over Coolcy's
store, South Main street, and will re
main here until about November 1. Then
he returns to his office, established in
874, nt Sanford, Fla., and will practice
there until about April 1, 1800. He will
then return to Asheville and open one of
the finest nnd most thoroughly equiped,
bothoerativc and mechanical, dental of-
ces in the State. Dr. Moore contemplates
being in Asheville during the summer
months, and in Florida during the winter
months, thus combining health and
pleasure with his dental practice. He
would be pleased to have strangers call
and make his acquaintance while here.
Will Come to Asheville.
Mr. J. B. Hnrrelson, of Cerro Gordo,
N C, yesterday purchased a valuable lot
on the north side of Patton avenue, from
D. S. Watson, the real estate dealer, and
will remove to Asheville some time during
the present autumn. Mr. H. will at once
begin the erection of a handsome resi
dence on his new property and will also
engage in active business iu the city at an
Rev. Mr. Robey.
This gentleman, a prominent Metho
dist divine, and well known also in edi
torial life, has been for some time very ill.
Of his condition, the N:wsObservcr of
"At latest advices yesterday evening
i. ...a; ..fit u t 1 .5 i
was pronounced very critical.
NOT A NINE-YEAR TANNER.
THE LATE PENSION PATRIOT
DOWNED BV NOIILE,
His Resignation Sent to the Pres
ident Yesterday Warner Said to
be His Successor The Corporal
will Practice Law, Etc.
Harrison has received the resignation of
James Tanner as commissioner of pen
sions. In his letter conveying the resig
nation, it is said the commissioner writes
that he recognizes that differences exist
lietween himself and the secretary of the
interior resiecting the administration of
the iension bureau, and those differences
liemg radical, in the interest of a thor
oughly satisfactory administration of
the office, he should resign.
Gossip as to Pension Commissioner
T.n nncr's successor is now engaging all
attention. To-dav ex-Congressman Wil
liam Warner, of Missrouri, ex-Commander
111 chief of the G. A. R., is believed to be
most likely to be appointed. He is said
to have left Kansas City in response to a
telegraphic summons to meet the secre
tary ot the interior. Other candidates
are ex-Pension Agent Pool, of Syracuse,
New York, Gen. Chas. E. Brown." of Cin
cinnati, and Gen. Powell, of Illinois.
The impression of yesterday that Tanner
would be provided for in some way by
the administration still prevails, but just
where cannot be learned, if indeed it has
been decided. A Western paierpublished
the statcmeut that he would enter upon
the practice of law after leaving the iien
sion office, but a close friend of the Cor
poral says that it is entirely gratuitous.
It is said to-day that Gen. Alger did not
telegraph to Tanner advising or urging
htm not to resign. If he expressed any
view at all upon the matter, it was ver
bally and to a third party. Gov. Fora
Itcr's position is also said to have been
misrepresented by yesterday's reports.
To day information on the subject is to
the effect that he not only did advise
Tanner not to resign, but gave him ad
vice directly to the contrary.
Chas. II. Gordon has been appointed
postmaster at Newport News, Va., vice
Edwin Phillips, removed.
The bond offerings to-dav nmrrevntt-A
$211,800, all accepted at 1.28 for four
ier cents, and 1.05 for four and a hall's.
Hoped In by RambllnK Reporters
Roamlni; Round the Cltj.
The regular convocation of Asheville
Chapter, No. 25, R. A. M., was held at
Masonic Temple Inst night.
The regular weekly meeting of the City
Council will be held at the City Hall this
evening, beginning at 8 o'clock.
A defendant in thepolicccourt, charged
with disorderly conduct, was fined $5
by the Mayor yesterday morning.
Six hundred and ninety-six students
have been enrolled on the books of the
Academy street and Orange street--graded
Large numbers of students destined
for Asheville Female College, arrived on
every passenger train that reached the
A skating contest, the champion in
which is to receive a pair of gold-mounted
skates, takes place at Ray's rink, on
Patton avenue, this evening.
Superintendent Cluxton will to-day ex
amine and classify colored, pupils who
wish to attend the colored graded school
of this city, whichopenson Monday next.
A meeting of the Asheville Light In
fantry will be held at their armory this
evening to discuss the practicability of
attending the Hickory Fair in a body.
Every member is earnestly requested to
COL. J. D. CAMERON,
Commissioner to the American
We note with pleasure that Col. J. D.
Cameron, editor of The Citizen, received
hisappointment yesterday from Governor
Fowle as acommisioner from this State to
the annual meeting of the American For
estry Congress, to be held in Philadelphia
October 15-18. In making this appoint
ment Governor Fowle has done honor to
himself and the State as well as to Col.
Cameron and the paper and section of
the State that he represents. Col. Cam
eron, from his long residence in the differ
ent sections of the State and the special
study that he has given her forests and
woods, is eminently qualified to fill the
position to which he has been assigned.
No man in tltc State probably has a larger
fund of general information on this im
portant subject, to which far less atten
tion has been given in North Carolina
than it deserves.
We trust that Col. Cameron's duties
will not prevent him attending this
meeting, ns we feel sure that it will be
productive of good to all concerned; to
those outside the State in bringing our
many valuable woods into notice, and to
our jieoplc nt home in suggestions for the
better care of our forests.
A Postoffice Grievance.
We arc requested to call attention to
the change in the location of the Hominy
postoffice which has been made by the new
apoiiitee without reference to the rules
in such casesmndeand required. The new
office besides having been moved without
regard to farms, is also located so as to re
duce the proportionate distance between
two contiguous offices arranged to suit
the objects for which the two offices were
established, giving one set of neighbors
too much oLthe good thing, the other set
too little. As we have not the ear of the
powers that be, we can only regret the
trouble, and fear the complainants will
have to grin and bear it.
Mr. St. Clair Hester.
Of this gentleman, well remembered by
many here as a student, since then grad
uating with distinction at the University,,
the News-Observer of yesterday says,
has been tendered the position of as
sistant in English, and University libra
rian at the University, and left yester
day evening to assume his duties."