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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1889.
$ WORKING I P THE WONDER.
A Crylnic Meed for Viiltorined OIB
ciatM Exhibits of Different I'or.
ellfii Countries I'selessness of
Hie Oreut Eifl'el Tower.
Paris, August ''. 1NN1I.
Iiditor Citizen: To-day was devoted
ti) working up the Imposition, so far as
tliis could lie done in live hours' steady
walking. Tlie conclusion arrived at by
vour correspondent is that these shows
are liresoincly monotonous, and if one is
attempted for America in 1S02, let it he
done 011 some new and more interesting
We yet think that in very many respects
this is not eipud to that in Philadel
phia. In the lieauty of thegrounds there
. 'can lie no comparison. Ours was far su-
pcrior, and the acres of cottons and silks,
and bottles of wine and cakes of soap,
and machines mid leather, work, and all
that kind of thing arc jus', the same as
we have seen over anil over again. So
we suggest once more that Congress im
mediately appoint a commission to in
vent something better and fresher lor
!)2, and let it lie located near Washing
ton, where ample space can be found, and
no lack of skill or money to make the
place the most attractive of the world.
Some one suggested that we should
have an iron tower twice as high as this,
but surely we can have some nobler ambi
tion thati merely to excel in constructing
an absolutely useless building. Such, cer
tainly, the liilicl Tower is; nothing but a
wonderful display of the skill of its de
signer, productive of no good, mid not
especially ornamental. We have not
again been templed to pay live francs to
ascend it, but have walked around its
base ami obtained a very fair idea of its
marvelous size. Von can conceive some
what of this, when we say that oureoun
house could be placed under one ol the
arches that support the first floor, and
Us lower would lack much of reaching
the top of the arch.
One uveal deficiency here is the want ol
uniformed olliciais. Much trouble is
caused and unnecessary fatigue for waul
ol some one to give iulonnation. We
have not been able to find a single po
liceman. No. doubt they are here, but
not in uniform thai a stranger can rec
ognize; ami lor the first time since reach
ing the Continent our questions have met
with rude answers. So, straggling "ini
lessly around, we may perhaps have osl
much that was good and well worth
We met a pleasant gentleman, nil Amer
ican, iu the Nicaragua!! building, and
had explained the plans of the proposed
canal, of which a large model occupies
most of the lloor. In Mexico, too, we
saw a plan for crossing the isthmus very
similar to that of the lamented liads, in
which we always took great interest;
while near by was a building which one
may deserilic as containing models of the
canals of Suez and Panama, which we
entered, anxious to know what M. De
lx'sscps had to show for the latter. Suez
was found all right, but not a vestige ol
the great French scheme foreutling asun
der the two American continents. This
seemed rather ominous lor the spicily
completion of the Panama.
Another great objection we make to
the Imposition, is the great number 01
worthless sideshows which arc permitted,
greatly to the annoyance of the visitor,
while very little is done lor his comfort.
Restaurants abound, it is true, ill great
numbers, bul none good, and at enor
mous prices. We longed to-day for the
nice Vienna roll, which we first lasted in
The exposition of foreign countries, as
a rule, is very poor indeed, and they np
iear to have taken but slight interest in
the show. As ail evidence of this, the
only thing worth seeing in the ligygtian
house is a model of an ancient temple,
provided by our countrymen, Thomas
Look & Son,
In the machinery department we note
many things worthy of admiration,
among them remarkable locomotives
from Itelgiuin, surpassing in size and
weight any we ever saw, and of very dif
ferent construction to those of America.
The absence of any cowcatcher gives
them a very snuli-nosed look, lint still
they are handsome.
The largest stationary engine, corres
ponding to the great Corliss, is of French
make, and carries a huge liy wheel, forty
leet in diameter, and five feet across the
lace. Near this we noted a soap faetoiy
in operation, which surprised us no little,
as from the trouble and expense which
we have experienced, we did not suppose
that this luxury existed in Fi ance. Is it
not strange, that these people who know
so much ol the rclinenienls ol life, should
refuse to provide such an essential to a
traveler as soap, and shut hint up after
dinner in a dark room with one candle?
The idea that light is enjoyable does mil
seem to cuter their minds.
Iu the French department we were much
interested in the mechanical toys, and
wished earnestly for all of our Buncombe
boys and girls to enjoy them with us.
And another thing which we are sure
they would like, is the aquarium. This
was curiously constructed under ground,
a large circular passage, on each side of
which were reservoirs of w.'iter, into
which wc could look with case, as the
sidcncxltouswasof glass. In thescrcser
voirs thousands of lish of all sorts were
swimming about, iu delight apparently
at having so comfortable a home. In
one compartment we could see hosts ol
bright gold fish, and adjoining them
lieautiful shell fish of every imaginable
variety ; even slimy eels, ami hideous
crawfish and lobsters had their place;
while the passage in which we walked
was cool and refreshing, and softly illu
minated by the rays of sunlight, which
were only allowed to reach it through
Youmust know, too, that in these reser
.voirs were all kinds of water plants, and
as we looked up at them we fancied our
selves with Jules Verne "twenty thousand
leagues under the sea."
We fear we will not lie able to visit the
exposition again, which we would tike to
mi in hojics of forming a more favorable
opinion. It does not seem to Ik' a finan
cial success, if one can judge from the
anxiety nianilested by the bondholders
to sell their ticket coupons. The streets
arc filled with hawkers offering them at
half price. Pray gentlemen of Congress
let us do things lictlcr, if at all, in '1)2.
T. W. V.
Suicide In CheMer, S. c.
Chaki.kston, S. C, Scptcmlier 14. R.
C. Hraudt, son of a well known jcwelerof
the same name, committed suicide at
Chester this afternoon by blowing out
his brains with a pistol. The act is the
result ol dissipation.
The Weallier To-Day,
Washington, Scptcmlier 1. Indica
tions tor North Carolina fair weatlicr,
warmer, stationery temperature.
Huslness lii the firaiu Center lur
liilt Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, Scptcmlier 14. The wheat
market was strong and weak by turns
to-day. Interest in prices was not vio
lent and the excitement did not run as
high as on sonic of the earlier days. The
only cause for complaint was a lack of
outside orders. Harring little buying
again to-day on account of New York,
the business parsing was almost entirely
local. Three or fourChicagohousestook
bet ween them fully 1,0011,(1(10 of lleeem
lier when the price was around "il'ie.
Most of the news was again favorable
lor holders. A Minneapolis dispatch says
an unusual number of cable orders for
Hour had Ixen received and the foreign
Hour situation had improved. The French
government is said to have figured out
an increase of .'t'.I.OOII.OOO bushels ol
wheat in the crop of this year as com
pared with that reported in 1NNH. The
strongest local feature settled down on a
yield for this country of 4M0,()0(I,(00
bushels as the stock showing. Brnd
slrect's London correspondent says the
weather was bad for a great part of the
mouth during harvest and that probably
(is, 01 10, (Kill bushels will be all that will
lie marketed, while 1 (1,0110,000 bushels
will be required. The close here for De
cember and May was Vsc. above yester
day's latest bids, with Scptcmlier, Oc to
ller and year :Hu' u'. lower.
Corn ruled active and weak. Trading
was heavy and Hin Illations within
' ia'VsC. range. The weak. less was due al
most entirely to fine weather for the
growing crop. The market opened at
yesterday's closing prices, was easy lor a
time, rallied 1 n on purchases by shorts
and a large local trade, but became weak,
selling off ' ia-'sc. ; ruled irregular and
closed ia:liC. lower than yesterday.
Oats were quid and easy, due to re
ceipts exceeding estimates, and also to
weakness and a decline in corn.
The mess pork market attracted very
little attention, trading almost exclu
sively iu contracts lor January. The feel
iug was steadier and prices rather fa
Very little business was transacted in
lard. The market was steady.
Trading in short ribs was compara
tively light and the feeling was steadier.
Prices averaged a trille higher early, bill
receded again and the market closed
tilass Striker tialu Tlielr Point.
PlTTSiirKC, September 1. The strike
of the western window glass workers
,vas practically settled at a conference ol
the workmen and a committee of manu
facturers which lasted from yesterday
.il'lerniiou until early this morning. The
manufacturers offered a number of coin
promises and finally conceded the five rt
cent, advance demanded by the employes,
rile matter will be presented to the gen
end meeting of manufacturers here to
day, and if the committee's action is rat
ified a general resumption will take place
next week. The settlement effects sixty
one factories in the west employing
about 5,000 men and boys.
The action taken at last night's meet
ing has been accepted by the inanul'ae
i uicrs and workmen, and the fac
tories will resume at once. The
advance granted glass workers is
o's per cent. This will necessi
tate nil advance of f percent, in wages
of workers in the eastern district, and a
meeting will be held in a lew days to ar
range an eastern scale.
At Philadelphia Athletic 1 St. Louis
At Philadelphia second game St.
Louis 4, Athletic 4.
At Columbus Columbus 9. Cincinnati
1 in Oth.
At ltaltimore lialtimore 6, Kansas
At ltaltimore second game Balti
more 3, Kansas City ,r.
At Brooklyn Brooklyn t), Louisyillc 2.
At Brooklyn second game Brooklyn
0, Louisville 2.
At Philadelphia Indianapolis 3, Phil
At Philadelphia second game Indian
apolis 10, Philadelphia 7.
At Washington Washington 10, Pitts
At New York Second game New
York 13, Chicago 3.
At Boston First game Boston S,
At Boston Cleveland 4, Boston 0.
I.lKhten Their Iiurdens.
Iiditor Citizen: 1 am glad to see that
there are a few people in Ashevillc who
have a tender place in their hearts for
the poor, dumb animals who, at best,
have a hard, thankless life. And espe
cially so in this town, with itssteep hills.
A person with any feeling would never
put such heavy loads on them. My
heart has ached many limes for them.
And often have 1 left my window that I
might not see their suffering and the
cruel treatment given them by a heartless
driver. 1 hope the voice ol many may
be heard in behalf of our dumb animals,
and that those who can do so will find a
means of putting a stop to so much cru
elty to poor, ilclencclcss brutes.
A FmivMi oi' tiik Di;ri;NCiii.i:ss.
Sheepshead Kay Races.
Ni-:w Yokk, September 14. The season
closed to-day with a pleasant day.
First race seven furlongs: Prodigal
won, Knvmoud second, Hubs third.
Second race mile and a furlong: King
Crab won, Bridge Light second, Joe Lee
third. Time 2.
Third race six furlongs : Keelare won,
Jersev Pat second, Lord Ilclinenv third.
Time' 1.1 M,
Fourth race mile and a quarter:
Come to Taw won, Cartoon second,
Boutlag third. Time 2.1 2:li.
Fifth race two mile heats on turf, first
heat: Tea Trav won, Lalion second, St.
Luke third. Time 3.47. Second heat:
Tea Trav won, St. Luke second, Lation
third, time 3.54.
I'nconflrmed Rumors of Wreck.
Nokkoi.k. Va Septemlier 14 The
rumor ol the sinking of an unknown
steamer ten miles southwest of Curri
tuck light cannot lie confirmed at this
time. Reports from the coast show no
material damage from the recent storm
The reports sent from here of serious
damage and loss of lite at Nags Head and
other points, prove to have liecn ground
less. Aimrt from high tides, thick weather.
strong winds ami rough experiences of
the bay and river steamers, mere lias
heen no damage, except that already re
ported. The weatlicr to-dav is fair and
Pittsiu ki!, Septemlier 14. The referee
iu the Teenier-Ciaudaur lioat race this
afternoon decided that the race should
lie rowed over. The principals, however.
have decided to withdraw.
THE I I.OOI) COMMISSION
Comp ete) Its Consideration of
the Distribution Question.
IlAiiitisni Ki;, Pa., September 14. The
flood region commission to-day com
pleted its consideration of the question
of the distribution of the funds still iu its
hand, and agreed to give Johnstown
$1,000,000 now. This will bedistributed
on about the same basis as the first dis
tribution. I'p to this time, the commis
sion has received $2,005,114.22, and has
nil hand to date, $1 ,(i(i(,45.50, subject
to a contract not yetconiplctcd, amount
ing to $43,000, and appropriations
to other parts of the State of $K4,1 '.10.05.
Iu the Coneniaugh Valley, $7(.S,3N2.70
has been expended, and ill other parts ol
the State $l(iO,27.ri. Various subscrip
tions are still lieing received by the com
mission. The following letter was received bv
I Inventor Beaver to-day from the Lord
Mayor of Dublin :
Mansion Hoi si;,
Dublin, September 2, lKNO.j
Sir: Following mv remittance of
'J 1,0) lit, and t.idil ic.iKctivelv, iu aid ol
the sufferers by the Johnstown disaster,
1 have now the pleasure to transmit I'or
lite same purpose a bank order iu your
favor of 200; and I shall be glad to
hear that it has duly reached you. Any
further small balance w hich may become
available will lie remitted after auditing
of account. I take the opportunity of
expressing directly to you an assurance
of the deep and universal sympathy ex
cited iu this country by the news of the
terrible disaster. The people of Ireland
have observed williaibuiraliou thegrcat
and Simmons efforts made under your
direction to mitigate the cllccls of calam
ity, and thev hope that its evil conse
quences upon the prospering energy of
t lie Loucmaugli alley may siecdily pass
away. I remain, dear sir,
Your faithful servant,
SigncdJ Thomas Sii.vi'o.N,
The Catholic (niversily.
Loniion, Scptcmlier 14. The Irish
Catholic publishes a forecast of Balfour's
bill for the establishment of a Catholic
I'nivcrsity in Inland. It says, the Koyal
I 'niversity will not be abolished, because
it is required for non-conformists and
others unable to avail themselves of the
advantages ulfoidcd by Trinity College,
but its establishment will be largely re
duced. With a view to the conciliation
of l ister, the Oticen's College at Belfast
will be maintained and be empowered to
confer degrees. The annual saving from
extinction ol Oucen's College at Cork,
and Oucen's College at t'mlway combined
with the saving from retrenchment at
the Koyal I'nivcrsity is expected par
tially to meet the cost of the endowment
of the new university.
Micliiuau Ore Shipments.
MAHoriiTTi:, Mich., September 14.
Duving the week past there were shipped
from Lake Superior mines 227,154 tons
of ore, of which amount 4l),4S(t tons
from Marquette, 04.SS2 from liseanaba.
()4,4'.I7 from Ashland, 25,5 Hi from Two
Harbors, 1,704 Irom St. Igancc, ami
2,120 from Oladslonc The total for the
season is 4,S(iO,,S()(i. The volume of
shipments show no diminution, and but
for the scarcity of vessels, on account of
which shippers make some complaint,
even a larger quantity would be sent to
market weekly, the miners being anxious
to ship all they can.
Hun cotton Review.
Ni:w York, Scptcmlier 14. The Sun's
cotton review: Futures were scarcely
changed al all, and business was on very
limited scale. Both bulls and bears arc
nervous and inclined to close accounts.
The bears are afraid that the accounts
may become less favorable, and the bulls
are afraid of accumulating supplies. It
may be said, however, that prices go up
easier than they go down. In the last ten
minutes ail advance of two to three was
made in sympathy with New Orleans
and Liverpool advices. Cotton on spot
Fears ot Attack by NeKroeg
Mkkidax, Miss., Septemlier 14
Reports that the negroes of Ncw'ton
county, .Miss., in me iieigiiooriiooo oi
Decatur, were arming and organizing,
have disturbed the white people of that
vicinity to such a degree, that they are
arming themselves, and the merchants
have been unable to supply the demand
for Winchesters. The wliilcsdcclarethat
they want no trouble, but will lie pre
pared for an emergency. The ncgrocsae
knowlcdgc that they have been organ
izing politically, but deny that they in
tend any disturbance.
Safety of a Pilot lioat.
I'llll.AlilvI.i'iiiA, September 1 1. The
pilot boat Tunnel, about which consid
erable anxiety was fell, arrived at Break
water light house. The lender Zcziua
lias returned to Breakwater with a five
fathom bark light ship from Ihe north
east cud of the hank to Wilmington, Del.,
for necessary repairs. The regular north
east cud ship has finished repairs and
will lie replaced on her station within
forty-eight horns if the weather per
mits. The I.aHt Share Mold.
Jacksonville, Fin., Scptcmlier 14.
I'or the past two mouths subscription
books have I wen iqicn iu this city for
stock iu a cotton factory, the amount of
capital required being' $100,000. Yes
terday the last share was taken up and
a meeting of the stockholders is called
for next Thursday to organize and take
steps towards building the factory and
beginning ojierntions at as early a dav
as possible. There is great enthusiasm
over the manufacturing prospects of this
A WliuilnKton Hark Stove In
Ni:w Yokk, Septemlier 14 The pilot
boat David Carle this morning
brought into quarantine the captain and
crew, eleven men in all, of the Herman
bark Freka. The hark hailed from Wil
mington, N. C, and when off Barnegat
was stove in by the heavy seas. The
David Carle tried to tow her in, but
shortly after getting a line to her the
Nkw York, Septemlier 14. Fxports of
specie from the port of New York last
week amounted to $457,440 of which
$144,080 was in gold, $313,3( in silver.
Of the total exports $2,000 in gold anil
$313,300 in silver went to Huroic, and
$142,000 in gold, and no silver to South
America. Imports of specie for the
week amounted to $7,2(15 of which $5,
000 was in gold and $2,205 in silver.
Cyclone In Cuba.
Havana, September 14. A cyclone
prevails in the southwestern portion of
this Island. A cable dispatch announces
that another cyclone is blowing in the
southwestern part of Jamaica.
A GRATIFYING SURPRISE
WAS THE HANOVERIAN WEL
COME TO WILLIAM.
He Will void PollllcH and Have
None of HlMinarck on HIM Tour
HIM t'tterauceH at Dresden and
Mluden Smacked of War.
CopyriKlitefl IMSy liy N. V. Associated Press.
IliiKi.iN, September 14. The hearty re
ception given to bmpcror William at
Hanover has lieen agralifyingsurprisc as
showing the extinction of the auti-I'rns-sian
party with the popular growth of
popular (.erman national sentiment. 1 tie
progress of the Imperial party through
the densely crowded and richly decorated
streets, continuous ovations and rolling
bursts ot acclaims must have struck
chill to the hearts of the old adherents of
ihe Cuelnh monarch who heard them
F.qual enthusiasm was displayed when
the Iimncror drove from the Scliloss to
welcome theCznrcwitch. The spontaneous
character ol the demonstration could not
be doubled. It was the Ivnqiei ir's first
visit to' the capital of the conquered king
dom, and he and his entourage exicctcd
a lukewarm reception. Hisplcnsttrcovcr
the welcome found expression in the
words that he addressed to Herr Bcn-
uigsen Ober, president of the province,
lie found himself among his own pujilc
iu Hanover, he said. (lis meeting with
the Czarewileh was vested with unworn-
cdcclat, the honors being the same as
would have been accorded the Czar.
Around the Ivinperor werel'rineeAlbreeht.
ihe grand dukes of 1 lesse and I lldcnburg.
Prince Charles, of Sweden, several Cer
man princes, kings and court olliciais.
The Czarewitch cordially responded lo
the Fanperor's greeting. They drove
through the ranks of veterans and mem
bers of the city guilds to the Scliloss.
Yesterday's review was a brilliant
spectacle. The Czarewitch rode on the
limpcror's right, Count von Walilcrse
led the Hanoverian l lilans anil Prince
I'.corge the Sixtecth l lilans, and Prince
Albrecht was al the head of the Bruiis
wickers. The Ivmperor rode along the
line of seven thousand men andexpresscd
complete satisfaction with the bearing ol
the troops. Returning to the Scliloss
the Imperial parly visited the guild of
brewers. The limperor drank a glass ol
beer and the Kmprcss was presented
with a hoqucl. The fact that the Czare
witch was received in a style usually
reserved for the crowned hcndsiscxciliug
universal attention. The programme ol
his reception at Kiel and Hanover was
dictated by Prince Bismarck wdio was
actuated by his knowledge that the
Czarewitch is disposed to renew amicable
relations with (tcrtnany. His influence
may assist the chancellor's final effort to
modify the Czar's hostility. According
to present arrangements on his visit
to Potsdam the t zar is determined to
avoid all reference to the political
situation. Neither Ciers or any other
minister of bis political cabinet will ac
company him. His suite will beeoinposeil
solely of military officers. Prince Bis
marck is credited wilh aiming to obtain
an interview similar to the historic con
Icienceof November, 1SS7. The Czar in
assenting to the programme of the visit
has ignored the existence of the Chancel
lor. A court report has it that he prefers
not to meet him. Whatever influence the
Czarewitch has with his father will tend
in favor of according an interview with
Prince Bismarck. The l)micror
will go to Wisnutr on Tuesday
to attend the maneuvers of the Ninth
corps. He will return lo Hanover on
September 30, where he will command in
a battle between the Tenth and Seventh
corps, at which smokeless powder will
lie used. 1 le is enjoying splendid liealtn
despite incessant fatigue. His speeches
at military hanqmts given at Dresden
and Minden smacked strongly of war.
IVF.S a eor;er.
EflortH to Appropriate
Man Meyer's Millions.
Nnw York, September 14. The liven
ing Sun, in its last edition to-day, prims
a long and sensational store in which it
charges Henry S. Ives with an allctupt
lo rob the estate of the late Christopher
Merer of $7,1 100,000 by means ol lorgerv.
The forgery consisted of what purported
lo be a partnership agreement winch
would have made the Meyer estate re
sponsible to the full amount of Meyer's
lortunc tor dents ol tnc linn ol Ives,
Stayncr & Co. This agreement was used
iu a collusive suit brought by Albert Nel
ler against Ives, Stayncr ci Co., after
Mcvei 's death. The scheme failed, how
ever. Iiecausc tnc executors oi .ucvers es
tate disputed the gcniuucss ol Meyer's
A Fruitful Raid.
Dr. W. C. Lindsay and parly, who
have been spending several weeks in Ihe
wilds of the Balsam mountains, passed
through Brevard last Saturday on their
return to their home in Columbia, S. C.
Dr. Lindsay has spent many summers
huntinc- in this county, and savs the
game is not all gone yet. They killed a
line buck, a wildcat, twenty-seven wiki
turkeys, and thirty-seven rattlesnakes,
besides other small game. The other
gentleman of the party were D. II. John
son and ('. M. Kosscr, also of Columbia.
Thev were delighted wilh I heir cxiicri-
encc in the mountains. For a season ol
sport and solid enjoyment iu the woods
give us the Balsam every time.
Weekly Hank Statement.
New Yokk, Scptcmlier 14. The weekly
bank statement is as follows:
Reserve, decrease $2,!l!)2,(iOO
Loans, increase 2.S70,'.I00
Specie, decrease 2,1 41 ,51 II I
Legal tenders, decrease '.117,0011
Deposits, decrease 203, (ion
Circulation, increase 11.200
The banks now hold $5,134,775 iu ex
cess of the 25 icr cent. rule.
The World's cotton Supply.
Nkw Yokk, Septemlier 14. The total
vis blc supply of cotton for the world is
S5(i.!IN7 bales, of which 500.1S7 are
American, against 7C2,io4 and 4(i2,304
bales, respectively, last year. Receipts at
all interior towns are 50.4S4 bales;
receipts Irom plantations, US, 241) bales;
crop in sight hales.
London, Scptcmlier 14. Burns and
Tillctte, representatives of the strikers,
to-day on behalf of the men signed the
agreement entered into between them
selves and the directors of the dock com
panies for a settlement of the strike.
State Supreme Court.
The supreme court meets on Monday
30 of this month. Applicants for license
to practice law will be examined on Fri
day and Saturday 27 and 2S.
White Horse, the Crow chief, is dead
and will never be seen again even if one
meets a regiment ot red-headed girls,
A Subject worthy ol Much Careful
In speaking of North Carolina vine
yards in a recent article, wc by no means
undertook to enumerate them, but to
cite only a few of the most prominent, to
illustrate our position ; but ill doing so,
we omitted one of the most prominent,
that of Captain Nobles, near Wilmington.
This gentleman, a prominent and suc
cessful educator, amused his leisure hours
by the culture of grapes and other fruits,
and also vegetables; and out of his
amusement has grown one of the most
extensive vineyards iu the State, and
also one of the most prolific truck farms.
Captain Nobles is entitled to be ranked
among the leading vigncrous in North
We should be very glad to obtain full
and accurate information as to the niun
lcr and extent of the vineyards iu the
State. A correct statement would sur
prise those inlcrcsleil in the subject, but
without information on it. The
setqipcrnong vineyards iu the eastern
section arc large and numerous; and
vineyards of other varieties abound else
where, iu (itiihbrd, Forsythe, Davie,
Lincoln, and to more conspicuonscxtcnl,
in Wake, Ciranville anil Warren. The
subject is worthy of the investigation of
Ihe press in the several counties.
Koped III by Rauililliiic ReporlerM
Hoaiuiuic KiiuikI the City.
City merchants are beginning lo re
ceive early shipments of fall and winter
Regular services al all the city churches
lo-d,iy al ihe usual hours, morning and
Jackson siqicrior court, fall term, U-gius
it Webster to-morrow week, Judge
A great many people from I he county
were in the city yesterday and as a con
sequence business was quite active
throughout the day.
The condition nf John Drvinaii who
was shot by William Miller a week ago
last evening, is greatly improved ami his
complete recovery is looked lor.
large assemblage ol alliance people
and Sunday school folks participated in
a very pleasant pienicat Laniiing'sschool
house, iu Fairview township, yesterday.
No mail arrived in the city by the early
train from the east yesterday morning,
the connection having been missed at
Salisbury with the mail train on Illi
nium line of the Richmond anil Danville
The congregation ol Central Methodist
liurcli will listen to two admirable and
eloquent sermons at that sanctuary to
day. In the morning, at 1 1 o'clock, the
listinguislied evangelist, Rev. R. (',. Pear-
sou, will ti II the pulpit, and at night the
Rev. Dr. Brooks, ol' the North Carolina
Conlcrcnce, will preach the sermon.
Both of these reverend gentlemen are
well-known in the christian world as
learned and able theologians, profound
thinkers and impressive pulpit speakers,
mil our Methodist friends have much to
be grateful for this day in being permitted
to hear the words of wisdom that will
fall from the lips of those who shall ad
"Oettloir a Move On."
Manager Mitchell, of the Western I'n-
ion telegraph office in this city is a
hustler" iu every sense of the term, lie
likes to have things neat and trim about
his office, and to that end has already be-
tin to "fix things up a bit." A new car
pet, freshly painted woodwork, new
llicc furniture, handsomely pnicrcd
walls, etc., aie features about his office
that will make the same really attract
ive in the future. Located as it is, in the
unique and artistic First National Bank
building, the new equipment of the ollice
will be strikingly in keeping with the gen
eral niake-iip of that very handsome
Another North Carolina Product.
The Wilmington Review says:
The deer tongue or dog tongue in
dustry is assuming large proportions.
The steamship Cull Stream, which sailed
for New York this morning, carried out
sixty-two bales of it.
This is a wild plant growing iu great
ibiiiidanee on the lints around Wilming
ton and elscwhiTciu that section. In ap
liearance it somewhat resembles the la-
miliar licar grass or yucca. Its flavor is
identical with that of vanilla, and is used
in flavoring tobacco ; and is also used
iu trunks and bureaus to impart a pleas
ant odor to clothing, to which use it is
largely applied iu the low country.
A Farewell Sermon.
Rev. Dr. Ii.Lnthrop, of New York City,
will preach his farewell sermon to the
Ashevillians at the French Broad Baptist
church this morning. Dr. Lalhrop has
spent two months in our city und during
his stay has made many warm Iriends
and K-rsonal admirers among ourieopc.
His visit has not been one altogether of
rest and recuperation, but blended in
work for the cause to which his life is
consecrated. He will return to Ashevillc
next summer and remain several months.
Dr. Lathrop leaves for New York Tues
The Police Court.
Police business picked up a little yester
day and court receipts were somewhat
larger than usual. Among those upon
whom His Honor passed sentence at the
morning session of the municipal tribunal
were defendants charged with reckless
driving, disorderly conduct, obscene lan
guage, etc., and the total fines imposed
I upon these delinquents footed up $27.50,
THE POSTOEl-'ICE AUAIN.
A Rumor That it will be Located
on North Court Square,
A statement to the effect that the city
postofliec would be located on North
Court Square was going the rounds yes
terday. Nobody seemed to know where
the statement was born, or who were
its parents. But it was made, and the
fact cannot be denied. The postofliec
olliciais said they knew nothing about
it, ami i lie government inspector was as
silent as a sphinx on the subject.
1 he rumor went further, mid stated
that the particular place on North Court
Square where the Ashevillian would ii
future receive his mail was room 14 ii
the Hendry building, adjoining the South
ern I'.xpress olhce, and recently vacated
by D. W. Chandler, produce dealer.
.Not content with tins, the aforesaid
rumor gave it out that the reason for
locating the poslolliie on North Court
Square' was mainly to reconcile the dil-
lerenecs existing between the South
Main street ami I'alton avenue folks,
both of which factions arc eager to
have it settle down permanently in their
midst. If this hitter reason be true, then
it is lime each side in the light called otl
ils canines, and let the removal of the
poslolliie subject severely alone.
No better adapted or more centrally lo
cated situation than the Hendry block
can be found in the city for the postofliec;
and if ils location in that building will
smooth down the feathers and soothe
the feelings of the factions desiring its lo
cation iu their respective localities, as
well as suit the majority of the people
w ho don't care a fig where the postofliec
is permanently fixed, then Tin; Citizhn
says by all means open il for business at
No. 14, Hendry block.
A (iOOO MAN ;ONE.
John M. RobertH, a Native ol llun
eombe, IlieH iu Arizona.
"John M. Roberts died yesterday morn
ing at his ranch on Aqua Fria creek,
about thirty-miles cast of PrcscoH. This
was the sad news brought here yester
day by his nephew, J. R. Lowry.and Mr.
Ferguson, of Willow creek. He was a
pioneer of C- hi. "ilia and Arizona, came
here in lSli.'t, rruirncd to California a
short time, came back and settled here
permanently, putting money and labor
into mines ami stock. An honest, quiet,
unassuming man, he wasas ncarfatiltlcss
as any oil 'mil's creatures; never wronged
a man, woman or child by word or deed,
lie leaves two nephcws.'john R. Wells
and James R. Lowry, and other relatives
here; also, near and dear relatives iu
Calif. irnia and North Carolina. His re
mains will be laid away at his ranch.
Hundreds ol his old comrades in Cali
fornia and Arizona will be sorry to learn
that they can see him no more on earth."
Prcscott I Arizona I Morning Courier.
Mr. Roberts was a native of North
Carolina, anil a sou of Joshua Roberts,
deceased, anil left Ashevillc iu 1S4!I for
California. He was a brother of Mrs.
Dr. (5. W. Whitson and Mrs. Win. M.
Kerr, of this place, and Mrs. John II.
Christy, of Athens, (in. lie was sixty
two years of age.
FOLK!) VOl' KNOW.
Who They Are i Where Thev Are,
an" What They Are Oolnic.
James A. Baker, of Raleigh, is here.
Mrs. A. Shricr, of Wilmington, was
registered al the Swauuanoa last night.
Joecph Maiiigault and Mrs. R. P.
Smith, of Charleston, arc al the Battery
Mark lirwin left yesterday afternoon
for Santa Fe, N. M., where he will iu
future make his home.
Dr. Sam. Westray Battle, resident phy
sician at Battery Park, has gone north
on professional business. He will be ab
sent several days.
Maj. J. A. Forney, a well known at
torney of Ruthei'fonllon, was here yes
terday prospecting with a view to iier
maucntly locating in Ashevillc.
Mr. and Mrs. David S. Cowan, and
their daughter, Mrs. Hull, of Savannah,
who have been at l.incolutou for some
months pasl, arc now in Ashevillc, the
guests of Mis. McRcc, corner of Chestnut
street and Mirrinion avenue.
This distinguished and popular repre
sentative of the old North State iu the
upper house of the national congress, re
turned from Knoxvillc, Tcnn., yesterday,
and is novslopiing at the Battery Park.
'flic Senator's visit to Knoxvillc was one
of a business nature entirely, but during
his stay there he was the recipient of many
courtesies at the hands of the resident
North Carolinians of linst Tennessee's
live and plucky capital. Senator Ran
som is deservedly popular wherever
known, and where he is not known is as
yet an undiscovered portion of our great
union, lie will probably leave for Ral
eigh on the 1.32 train this afternoon.
MallH nadly Itehlnd.
The mad and passenger train trom
Salisbury due iu this city at 4.3(1 o'clock
in the afternoon, did not reach Ashevillc
yesterday until S.50 o'clock iu the even
ing, owing to a failure on the part of the
train on the mainline to make its regular
connection at Salisbury. Thc"Diicktown"
train was also behind time, ami the
Ashevillc and Spartanburg just did make
its schedule with not a moment to spare.
llaptlHin ThlH Evenlnie.
Rev. W. A. Nelson, D. D., pastor of the
First Baptist church of this city, has re
turned from a ten days' visit to Raleigh
where he has lieen assisting in a very
successful revival meeting at Dr. Wil
liams' Taliernacle church. Dr. Nelson
will occupy his pulpit at 1 1 o'clock this
morning, and at 7.45 o'clock this even
ing will administer the solemn rite of
WILL IT I!L WARNKR?
HIS COMMISSION S4II TO HE
SIUNEIt AMI READ V
For His Acceptance as Tanner's
Siieec-HHor The PreNtdent UoeN
to Ieer Park Alter Making one
or Two Appointment, Etc.
Wasiiixoton, D. C. September 14.
Application was recently made to the
treasury department for permission to
import anil withdraw for consumption
snulf and smoking tobacco iu packages
of l-lli, is, ami i 2 kilogrammes; audit
has been denied on the ground that,
under the internal revenue law, no im
iortcd manufactured tobacco can enter
into consumption in this country other
wise than in legal packages. The appli
cant stated that packages containing
snulf and tobacco in quantities as above
staled have been passed at the custom
houses of Boston and Cleveland, Ohio.
In regard lo this point, he was informed
that the irregular practice referred to has
occurred at the port ol Cleveland only,
.mil that the collector at that port has
been instructed to discontinue such
Ii. Ci. Haywood. ol'NorlhCarolinn, has
been appointed chief of judiciary division
of the first comptroller's ollice vice J. A.
The President left here for Deer Park,
by the Baltimore and ihio railroad at
11.20 this morning. Before leaving he
appointed Charles S. Johnson, of Ne
braska, I'uitcd States attorney for the
district of Alaska. Win. Warner of
Massouri, had another long interview
wilh the secretary of the interior to-day ;
anil afterwards, in company with the
secretary called on the President. Secre
tary Noble said to-day that he had no
desire either to suppress or make public
the report of the commission that in
vestigated the alfairs ol the icusion
office. The commissioners to-day aban
doned their quarters in the pension
ollice, and will return Monday next to
their duties iu the interior department.
Since finishing their detailed report
several days ago, the commissioners, it
is understood, have been engaged in
making a special investigation, and their
report was delivered to secretary Noble
A rumor is current that the President
lett at the White House an appointment
already signed for William Warner to lie
.'ommissioucr ol pensions, and that it
iwaits his acceptance.
Bond ollcrings to-day aggregated $05,-
soo, all accepted at 1 .2S lor four per
cents, and 1.05:,. for four and halls.
t i' c k-a -s i : i;.; e i:.
The I'roper Orthography of this
Wc are glad lo observe that the Swain
County Herald adheres to the original
lulling of the above word, the name of
one of the large rivers of Western North
Carolina, as adapted as nearly as could
be caught from the pronunciation of the
Indians. These have no written lan-
uage; consequently there is no standard
of orthography, ami the spelling might
be as correct in one form or another. But
one rule iu Indian pronunciation is inva-
iablc, and it must govern all attempts
to reduce their language to writing they
have no silent syllables. Thcirlangtiagc,
largely polysyllabic, is composed of a
number of monosyllables joined, but each
me of which has its distinct pronuncia
tion, the terminal one perhaps the most
emphatic. The pronunciation "Tueka
siegc" is therefore manifestly incorrect,
and derived from that lazy or impatient
habit of Americans and Iinglish to save
time in speech by elision or abbreviation.
Capt. Terrell, of Webster, or Dr. C. D.
Smith, both lamiliar with Indian speech,
will sustain us iu our views.
Ministers of the gospel arc finding time
to make themselves useful in other
qihcrcs than iu the pulpit. They remem-
licr that St. Paul was a tent maker and
largely earned his bread by laboring in
his craft, thus relieving his brethren of
the burden of his support. Our brethren,
many ot them with tauulics on their
hands and meagre stipends of allowance
to maintain them, arc compelled to call
into action other and very opposite re
sources. It was this, proliably, coupled
wilh the inventive faculty in high devel
opment that leil to the remarkable in
vention ol tin- Rev. BnytusCadc to estab
lish telegraphic communication between
a moving train and a stationary ollice.
Now the Wilmington Review calls atten
tion to the invention by the Kcv. C. L.
Arnold, of Wilmington, ofa palace car,
by w hich an ordinary coach can lie con
verted iu two minutes into a luxurious
sleeping car. and restored in the same
lime in its day uses. The model is on ex
hibition iu Wilmington and .attracts
much satisfied attention.
A Hiiueoiube Pumpkin.
Ben Collins, colored, who lives on the
Buchanan lot on Pine street, has on ex
hibition in the store of Mr. A. C. Davis,
a pumpkin, which is worthy the progeny
of the famous Case pumpkin, raised in
I Icndcrson ci runty last year, tha t weighed
as we recollect, 223 pounds, with several
others on the vine of good size. Ben
Collins' weighs 15S pounds, and is per
tcctly sound and of good shaK Hcsays
the same vine has on it now fifteen more
pumpkins, one of which will exceed 100
pounds, and none less than thirty pounds.
He will exhibit it at the State fair in
October; and unless Mr. Case is as suc
cessful as he was last year, the Buncombe
pumpkin gets the premium.
Struck With a Rock.
In a fracas ln'twecu a countryman and
a negro which took place iu rear ofCoo
cr's stove and plumbing cstahlislimet on
South Main street late yesterday after
noon, the hitter's scalp was laid open in
several places by a rock in the hands of
the darkey. The wounds were not se
rious, however, and both countryman
and "coon" will have a hearing before
the mayor at nine o'clock to-morrow
morning outside parties having gone
on their bond last evening for their ap
pearance at the time stated.