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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1889.
THE DAILY CITIZEN
I EUROPEAN LETTERS.
UlUAR FACED SEEN INTHE
I STREETS OI PARIS.
A Houith Road That Dieppe,
and a Had Trip Across Hie Chan
nel European CUStomH Com
pared with Those of America.
4 London, Scptemlier 3, 1889.
Editor Citizen: Once inure ill llic me
. tropolis, to find it as muddy mid dingy
attd crowded mid disagreeable as it was
one month ago. Yet there is hope for it,
lcausc the horrid Strand is blockaded
by workmen laying mains for electric
lighting, which, it is to be hoped, will
banish the multitude who "prefer dark
ness rather than light." No better step
can be taken towards stopping the
beastly immorality of this city thai alree
introduction of electricity.
Oil yestcrdav we jolted along at n rapid
rate over the" roughest road we ever
traversed from Paris to Diepiie, and there
to-k a very inferior steamboat for Bng
Innd. To give vou nnldea of thenotioiis
that these people have of accommodating
travelers, one of our ladies being fatigued
re asked for a stateroom, that she might
lie down for the three hours we were on
the Channel. "Oh, yes; you can have it.
The charge will be thirty shillings."
Great heavens! Seven dollars and a half
,r !i stateroom for three hours!
! Although provided with first-class
tickets we scarcely found chairs or
h,.,n-lips lo sit coini'oi tablv.and wercglail
w lien the dial bluffs appeared and wc
could part company with tne bcusick
strangers with whom we had been pent
A most happy coincidence occurred as
1 -we were leaving inns, me .,."
was almost filled, and as we were late
we anxiously sought a compartment,
: uMi..n we heard our name called, mid be
hold, five splendid North Carolinians
were ready to grasp hands and take us
into their carnage, i ins party ciiummcu
of three gentlemen and two ladies, the
Messrs. Wood and sisters, of Edcnton.
. Wf hnd last met asincnilicrsof the happy
company sailing across the sound from
Edcutoii to Avoca, and you may be sun
this meeting was appreciated by us. How
.-.ilv each iimuircd for the latest
from the dear old Stale, which hap
pily was all good, and com pared notes ol
experiences in Enrol-. We concluded
that thev had not had as line a time as
we, but ihev will slay longer and be able
to visit the ilighluifsof Scotland, which
... yr en wish to do if we only had thctirnc
One of the great places ol rendezvous
for Americans in Mimioii is tne oincc 01
Brown, Shipley & Co. Their letters ol
credit arc universally used, anil they have
proven exceedingly polite and accommo
dating. This morning, among scores ol
States folk there, we met Mr. Frank S.
Coxe, who is preparing to sail on the
7th, a day later tnan we, nut oy a lasici
li.'inu'r. so that he will lie again at Bat
tery Park by the date of our arc ival in
, New York.
Mn floiiht vou are clad to think that
' -iliis will piobably be the last of our Eu
: jopean letters, and as we may not have
chance to Dorc you Mguiu iui
nnrht. we will inflict a little mornhzing,
...I. .1.- .i:.-..nr,,IV,t a ,il' I .itmlittl llllVMVS
Tvuicu VOt ui.-.wi..w. " . -j-
1 Jiave a tendency to develop.
J We have endeavored to compare the
railed Slates with the European eoun
1 tries that we have been so fortunate as
J to visit, and the result is to make us more
-' and more satisfied witn our own, ana
. i tlitniUful that our destiny is to live and
-1 die a citizen of America. In many re
' spcets we are even now ahead, not only
;,. thi comforts but the decencies of lilc.
To have gained this pre-eminence in the
I. aiwirt snnee of one centurv, to compete
1 with these nations of boundless wealth
' .,! tlir experiences of many hundreds of
: rears, can lie accounted for in no oilier
ay than by the superiority of our form
Af ...ivernment. and it surely behooves
every man true to his nation to guard
iiesiifelv from every threatened conlam-
' ination. No unprejudiced man can deny
the great advantages we enjoy ovei mij
j monarchical government, wane mc iwo
' republics of Europe, Switzerland and
' France; the first is oppressed by the ne
cessity of protecting itself from cneroaeh
v nient of its more powerful neighbors and
' the latter is so imbued with the spirit ot
S royalty that we must think its existence
will be limited.
T.-ikp time to read l)r. Strongs book
- . .r f .,A .J ,.. mud lu-
. nNm iivr ill uui ittitu. ,,. ...... .
convinced, as we are, that it is destined
'.- to stand at the headot tne list ol nations
and that, too, ere the lupscof many more
vears. What can prevent tins: winy
', two things can do so: the excessive in-
.-, traduction 01 lorcign pcopica .
,- r At
. Ti, Tiist of these dancers may lie
' checked by an educational qualification
to the right of suffrage. Let no man
. i,;i,. nrhl;:ck. foreign or iialivc, will
, hcieufter becomes 01 age, or minis in
l.m.riea lie permitted lo vole until he
can read easily and readily the English
language. If this were done, the pies:
. ' .liirht liune to educate the voters in tin
secure of sell-government, provided, it
can itself be kept free from restriction
' siuid dictation of demagogues and party
bosses. This,is a consummation nevoutij
J tO be WISIICO, out pioimmv nim ,. u.
I ...rfi.,.i-lv nttained. The necessity tortwu
-I parties is manifest; and while an evil, is
an unavoidable one; but if our nevvs-
palters will only speak out mildly, ami
- tti. voters informed iii sincerity and
i tr.nh of the eood or evil doing of cither
i party, the people can lie trusted to pro-
0 . .I 1 1... .. .xv n(H. '.,,-.
tcet tnemseives uy
3 f ;.,r thp rnseals nut."
i T.t The Citizkn set the exampleof in
TfliMiendent fairness, and boldness in dis-
-iissimT everv uublic matter, and every
public man, and then if it dies, as its
enemies predict, it wi!l at least have the
consolation of having lived nil honest
Advocate of the people s interests.
t Tin. HilTerenee between English and
American newspawrs, we saw exemplified
this morning. Seeing a crowd collected
Bt h window, we soueczed in to hear a
hopeful with eyeglass screwed into ouc
eye, exclaim, an; n umasicu luimj
vou know." and anxious to see any fun
t, e gazed anxiously at the last issue of
Jkiuoiisliine an illustrated comic in paper.
j Well, we concluded, if one of these jokes
-r cartoons sliouid apieur in Puck or
ludire they would go into mourning tor
. 1:..... M...l.,,..l.. .1.,
,tne rest 01 liicii u.n. we....tv.j ..v....,
of all point. Hat, tasteless, stale, afraid
to represent the misdoings of the grand
ees, or the miseries of the poor wretches
who are their subjects, und this is their
Idea of fun, and of what a pajier ought
We believe that Puck and Judge are
; powerful influences for good. Each ably
edited, each fearlessly bringing to view
and to ridicule tne snortcoming 01 inc
opposite party. Long may they both
livp nH continue their eood work : and
may their example be followed, and the
destiny of America assured, and grander
the most confident of her
children at this day can imagine.
T. W. I
CHARITY MONEY STOLEN.
CouHplracv Amonicst City Offi
cials to Steal.
Spokanh Falls. Wash., Scptemlier 18.
An unpleasant scandal has come to the
light in the city government. City coun
cilmcn Sidney U. Waters and Peter lluc-
ber and policeman William Gillespie .ire
under ootid to answer tne cnargc 01 ap
propriating to their own use the money
ind supplies contributed tor tne renei 01
those who suffered by the recent great
fire. Another man by the name of Kobt.
il'Hs was also nrrcslcd and gave bail,
but he has jumped his bond and search is
now being made for him. It was his
revelation that led to the arrest of the
olners named. Alter this he disappeared
ml the supposition is that he was paid
abscond. Hitter lecnng prevails over
l he exposure. At a meeting held here it
was resolved to protect the city's good
lame by prosecuting to tne tun extent 01
he law all who are suspected of eotn-
lieitv in the disgraccliil proceedings.
Warrants were sworn out by A. M. Can
non, chairman ot the relict committee.
ir the arrest of W aters, liucber and (hi-
iespie on the charge ol grand larceny and
hcv were arrested. It is understood
tluit other warrants will lie sworn out
to-morrow. It has .oiig Ih'cii suspected
that a conspiracy existed in the council
for the purpose of boodle, and a promi
nent citizens' committecjhas been organ
ize!) to protect the icoplc against a re
currence of omcial misconduct 01 any
character. Thev keenly feel the disgrace
that has fallen upon the city and are de
termined to let no guilty persons escape.
THE BAII.EY COTTON.
New ;rite ol Cotton wlilcli IM
Kai.kk.ii. N. C, September IS. Col
on planters in this State arc watching
illi particular interest tlic practical
tests,, on a large scale, of t lie merits ol
what is known as the llailey cotton,
which takes its name from Hector llai
ley, a colored man, who was its diseoy-
rcr m llaruclt ciiuntv in !.. I lie
stalk resembles that of ordinary cotton.
but is stouter. The leaves dillcr widely
Irom those usually seen. They arc very
ong and shaped like a hand. 1 he flow-
rs arc of large size, and so arc the bells.
!'lic seed are large and very black, while
the staple is nearly as long as that of
sea island cotton, and is silky in texture.
It wasnt first thought that this cotton
was the result of a crossing of the okra
ilatit withonlmarv cotton, fait it is now
known that this idea was erroneous, and
that the discovery is really that of a new
arictv of upland cotton. Capt. Octa-
vius Coke, a well known planter near
Kalctgh, has several acres o I the' Hailey
otton in growth, winch is now matur
ing. 1 Here is an otierot sixteen cents
per pound for the cotton, which is all to
TK.-ci.iIlv ginned. I lie seed will all be
handled by the Hrinlcy Cotton company.
if this city, which, sells county ngnts.
The plantation ol Capt. Coke is upland,
but a few miles west of here this cotton
is being tested on bottom land. An in
spection of the plants shows that they
arc heavilv Iruitcd and have stood re
mnrkably well the tryingordcal of a cold
nid wet summer.
Nkw Vohk, September IS. The rain
came down at intervnlsat the Oravcsend
ace course to-day, and the track in consc-
itiencc was very heavy. Notwithstand
ing this, the attendance was good and
he racing excellent, the l.avontes had
i hard time of it, and outsiders won the
bulk of events. The winner ol the open-
ing event. Philander, was so little
thought ot that but one ticket was sold
on niiitiials, which paid $(8 and $fl for
l irstracc sweepstakes tor three year
olds, mile: 1 inlander won, Lartoon sec
ond. SliiL'L'ard third. Time 1,54.
Second race handicap all ages, mile
and one-sixteenth: Castaway won
Diablo second, Little Minch third. Tune
Third race sweepstakes for two year
olds, six furlongs: Gregory won, Tulla
Blackburn second, lunc Day third, lime
Fourth race sweepstakes all ages, mile
mil a furlong: Cortex won. Princess
Howling second, Macbeth third. Timi
Filth race selling for two year olds,
five furlongs: Civil service won, King
William second, Mamie B. third. Time
Sixth race heavy weight handicap all
ages, six turnings: bolo won, Koung
fiukc second. Jennie Mcrarlnnd third
Time 1.1 7Mi.
ProteHt of (he Dock Company.
Loniiox, Scptemlier 18. The directors
il the dock companies have sent a pro
test to Cardinal Manning and the Lord
Mayor, pointing out cases ot violence on
'.he part of the strikers since the agree
au nt for the settlement oi the strike was
irrived at, and stating that a number ol
men urc refusing to submit to the terms
of the agreement. They ask thcCardinai
and the Lord Mayor to use their influ
ence in the interest of peace. A confer
ence was held to-dav lietwcen Cardinal
Manning, Lord Mayor mid the directors
of the (lock companies relative to the nt-
titudc ol the strikers. Cardinal Man
ning promised that he would exhort the
strikers to observe their agreement not
to molest the blacklegs. 1 he Lord
Mayor said he would issue a proclama
tion against the riotous demonstrations
by the strikers.
This evening the docks presented a bus
ier appearance than for many years.
They were encumbered by an army of
vans luden with export goods and were
not cleared until midnight.
The Kcighlcy iron workers' strike has
ended, the masters having conceded the
demands of the workmen. The striking
iron workers of Tredegar and Hlaucne
von resume work at an advance of five
At Philadelphia Athletic 1 1, Brooklyn
At Wnshmgton First game: Wash
ington 4, New York 7. Second game:
Washington 11, New York 111.
At Pittsburg First game: Pittsburg
6, Cleveland 5. Second game: Pittsburg
. Cleveland 2.
At Columbus Columbus 5, Baltimore
At Kansas City Kansas City 7, St.
At Louisville Louisville 3, Cincinnati
At Chicago Chicago 5, Indianapolis
At Boston Boston tt, Philadelphia 1
The Weather To-Day.
Washinc.ton, September 18. Indica-
ciouh ior niimi v.uroiimi i -u, A.v,k
light n on const; northerly winds;
lower temperature, except in north
MuHlneHH Iii the f.ralu center Our.
liitf YeHterday'M MeHHlon.
CiiiCAr.o, September IS. The wheat
market was more active mid stronger,
with an undertone decidedly bullish, and
the feeling nervous. Fluctuations were
again narrow and trading to a large ex
tent local, though there was more buy
ing lor foreign account reported Doth
here and in New York. The owning fig
ures hcic tor the leading futures were Vic.
I bovc vesten av s closings, and bv noon
the market gradually climbed upanother
Vac. or lo T'.l'Si tor licceniber and nd'sa
s.'l'ie. for May. No excitement attended
the advance, lor the news that caincover
the wires was so favorable to holders
that a higher range of prices was inev
itable and the local scalping crowd were
not long ill shif ting to the bull side. Offers
were at no time large. Outside markets
were nil stronger. New York and St.
Louis averaging nearly 1c. higher, with
cash wheat in St. Louis doing liettcr.
This was one of the strongest features of
the market here to-day. At no tune du
ring the day did prices get below outside
imitations of yesterday, and the final
losing range was at the top, being
rs.il Inc. higher for the day.
A fair trade was reported in corn and
the feeling prevailing was somewhat
firmer. The market opened a shade liet
tcr than yesterday's closing, was steady
for a time, then advanced :!sC, cased oil
sc., ruled firm and closed 'mi'MiC. higher
than yesterday. There was a little more
bullish sentiment on near futures, still
there was considerable selling ol October
around U.'Mic. and also May at il'sC.
I he better tone was influenced some by
the advance in wheat ami also moderate
stimnlcd receipts and cold weather.
Transactions were mainly local and fluc
A feature of the oat market was
Uciigth and an advance of ' ic. in near
futures, due to an increased demand from
shorts and light offerings. More deferred
futures were (piict and a shade firmer.
trading was only moderate in mess
pork and the feeling waseasy. Priccscx
liiliitcd very little change. Trading was
chiefly in November and January.
A light trade was reported in lard.
Prices without material change.
There was only a moderate trade in
short ribs. Prices exhibited very little
A NEW NATIONAL PARTY
-Vdvocutvd by Mr, Chamberlain
, Loniion, September IS. Speaking at a
political meeting at Iiiiddersfield last
evening, Joseph Lhaniberlani predicted
ihat an alliance between the liberal
unionists and conservatives would con
tinue until the auitation ill favor of a
separation of England and Ireland was
killed. He thought at the time the
alliance was formed that it meant his
sacrificing for a long time ninny cherished
political objects, but he had found that
uc had not been called upon to make any
sacrifice. The government was carrying
lilieral legislation through parliament,
and unionist leaders had learned
to work together and to trust
each other. lie agreed with the
suggestion of Lord Hartington that
a new national party ought to lie
formed, pledged to effect internal reforms
in ureat Britain and Ireland, and wnose
policy should lie thcmnintctianccof tuiitv
ami the strengthening of the empire.
"i lie Uladstonians, he said, "arc break
ing up. Their centre of gravity is now in
their tail. 1 heir head has lost all its ui
reeling energy. Sections of the Glad
stonian parly are adopting political
heresies, and favor resistance to law and
socialism. If a new party was formed
its program would be as far removed
Irom the new doctrines of the ultra
radicals us from the fossil toryism of the
past." He was confident that many
Gladstouiuus would be glad to adhere to
such new party which would consulate
strong parliamentary power.
THE STATE OE YIRUINIA
AHked to Shoulder Plerpont's
War Timet Debt.
Richmond, Va., September 18. Gov.
Lee has received nu official communica
tion from 11. II Hart, third auditor of
the treasury department, Washington
11. C, informing him of a recent decision
ot the accounting officers of the treasury
"respecting certain moneys advanced of
the I'niled Slates government to Francis
II. licrpont, Governor ot Virginia
From this it appear that Daniel
Lamb, disbursing agent of the I'nited
Stales eovermcnt deposited to the credit
of Francis II. Picrpont as governor ot
Virgina and so recognized at that lime
bv the Puiled States, and tor the use ol
the State of Virginia, the following
monevs: In Merchants and Mechaniccs
Bank of Wheeling, Novcmlier 1!), ISM
S7.r(ll: in the Northwest Bank ol
Virginia. Wheeling, November IS, lstil
tw.ooo, and May 1 ISC,!! $l,il3, total
.HUI13. This money was given to
i'icrpont, it seems, under an appropria
lion for supplying arms and munitions
of war to lovnl citizens in revolted mates
It is presumed that the present officers of
the treasury department wisn tne mate
ot Virginia to shoulder tins dent oi lier-
pout's, and to pay back into the treasury
ot the I lilted Mates tne money uuvuncei
to him to arm "loyal citizens," Virginif
then licmg what was called a "revolted
Wreck of a Yacht and Loss of Life,
Cleveland, Ohio, September 18. The
steam yacht Leo, seventeen tons burden,
started from Lorain Sunday afternoon
for Cleveland having on board John B.
Tunte.J. D. Lawley, T. P. Kilter, Benja
min Kline. S. 1). Knight, I). A. Lawler,
Cant. Sam. Root, Fred. Pclow and an
engineer from Detroit, name unknown.
The weather Ix-cnmc tcniiestuous later
in the duv, and as the coast is rough,
with no harlMir that they could reach,
the yacht was wrecked. The bodies of
Kilter and L). A. Lawler were found to
day floating in the lake. The water is
To toe Treated us Pirates.
Rome. Sentemlier IS. The English and
Italian governments have signed a more
stringent anti-slavery agreement than
has hitherto existed. The new vlgrce
menl dcclurvs the slave trade traffic to
lie an act of piracy and enables cruisers
to deal more promptly with captured
slavers. The Mediterranean is excluded
from the oierations of the treaty.
Frost In the West.
Wasiiinoton, I). C, Scptemlier 18.
F'rost Inst night is reported throughout
northern Indiana, Iowa. Minnesota and
Mid igan, but no damage was done of
any consequence. The thermometer did
not at any point get below 3t). Thecorn
crop is reported sate from frost even a
worse one than that of last night.
OUR INFANT NAVY.
MR. TRACY EOI.I.OWIN
He DecideH to Hulid Two More
Hilt CruiHerH, and Orders for
Their Construction will be Im
mediately ttiven, Etc.
Washinc.ton, D. C, September IS.
Secretary Tracy to-day finally decided to
build two three thousand ton cruisers in
the government navy yards. Before tak
ing this action he made inquiry of the
lending ship builders' firms as to whether
there was any possibility ol modifying
the designs for vessels retaining mean
while the full strength and speed so as to
secure bids within the limit of the cost
fixed by Congress. The ship builders
were of the opinion that thisconld not be
lone. One firm replied that under such
ircumstnnccs thev could reduce their bid
by $4-11,0011, but this would slill lenvethe
bid far in excess of the appropriation.
Secretary Tracy regarded the law as
mandatory upon him to construct ships,
and that he had the discretionary power
to build them in the navy yards if the
bids were too high in his j.vlgnient, even
if they fell within the limit lixed by Con
gress, ao to-day, as already slated, lie
decided to undertake the work, and or-
lers will immediately issue to carry oul
One vessel complete will lie built at tin
New York navy yard, as well as the nia-
hincrv lor the other, while the hull and
boilers of the second vessel will be con
structed at the Norfolk navy yard. Bv
this arrangement one set ot patterns can
be made to serve for bolh ships, being
first used at New York and then sent to
Norliilk. It was bclived that under or-
liuarv circumstances both vessels could
be constructed at New York, but that
ird is now pretty well occupied with
work anil it was also the secretary's
wish to distribute uslarascould be done,
having due regard to economical con
It might be mentioned that the -wishes
if the California people to have the ves
sels built at the Mure Island navy yard
were carefully considered; but the fact
that the cost of the ship would probably
licinc cascd by .it least .'SloO.ODII by
building it there was sulticicnt to turn
the scale against il in the present instance,
where the most rigid economy must be
bscrved to make the cosl approximate
he money appropriated by Congress.
Secretary Tracy is hopeful that he will be
tblc to build a ship at .Marc island
soon after the plant is in place.
Bond offerings to-day aggregated
-lioill.sriO, all accepted at l.SH for tour
per cents, and l.Ofvli for four and a halls.
A Robbery of Nearly Half a Mil
Nkw Oklkans, September IS. There
ire no new developments regarding the
Seminary and Agricultural and Mechani
cal College bonds other than the fact
that the bonds are on the market, P. r.
Hcrwig holding $23,000 of them. There
now seems to lie no doubt but the State
has been robbed of bonds amounting to
$278,4-00 and interest paid on them
amounting to $50,000 more, making in
all $348,400. Marshal Stoddard who
was treasurer Burke's cashier up to July
1888, states that in 18S6 sonic ot the
coupons of these bonds were presented
lor payment; that he reluscd to pay
them, and called Major Burke's atten
tion to the matter and heard nothing
further about -it. Maj. E. A. Burke,
who was treasurer for eight years pre-
cecding the present administration, has
been in London several months. A
friend cabled him yesterday regarding
the payment of the coupons, saving that
about $70,000 had been fraudulently
obtained from the interest fund of the
State. Major Burke replied by cable:
If any loss, every dollar shall be pro
tected. Will sail on the first possible
steamer from London."
Inspect the Wonderful Creation ol
Pakis, Scptemlier IS. Upon an invita
tion ol the French society ot engineers a
nnrtv of Russian, Spanish, P rtngese.
Brazilian anil minimi engineers visited
the Eiffel tower to-day. '1 he party num
bered 2.10. Alter the tower had been
duly inspected the visitors were enter
lamed at luncheon at which ai. r.uici
lied a toast to the sovereigns of the
countries represented. In course ot Ins
speech he said : "An especial sympathy
draws us towards Kussia whose celebri
ties tire honored in France as in Russia
Wc applaud Russia's success in her won
drous work ol civilizing Asia by means
of' railways, a work which Gen. Armen-
kotf has courageously promoted.
Herr Kaiizotf, a kussia n engineer re
sponded. I'pon rising to siicak he re
ceived an ovation, cries of "vive la Rus-
sic;" "vive la France, drowning his
opening sentences. Ilecongratul.ttcd M.
Iiill'el and said that Russian science,
which was still young, had obtained its
inspiral ion from France.
MOKE YELLOW EEYER
Reported by the Hrooklyii Health
New York, Scptemlier IS. Another
supposed yellow fever case was rcixirled
to the Brooklyn health authorities to
day. The subject was a man named
Eloncn, on the Atlas line steamer Alvo
from Costa Rica. He was taken sick
when two davs out and on arriving at
Brooklyn went to the charitiesdepart-
mcnt am complained ol liavmgcliillsand
pains in his back, lie was sent to the
county hospital. Dr. Arnold is of the
opinion that it is a gcnuinccascof yellow
lever The captain of the steamer Hondo,
which arrived the other day with a sus
picious case of sickness on board, has
heel i fined $100 ill Brooklyn for making
an affidavit that there was no sickness
on board during the trip.
Tour of an Army Inspector.
Pakis, September IS. M.Dc Freycinct.
minister ot war. is making an insiiection
of militarv cantonments in Savoy. He
! has met with an enthusiastic -reception
bv the Sixth nrmy corps. A banquet was
uiven at St. Michel last night in his
honor. Gen. De Mirchcl, commander)!
tUf Kivth rnnN iflve a toast to De Frev-
cinet. In speaking to the toast, he said
that the army had every confidence in
the war minister. le Freycinet rcspond
11!? tothe toast stMikc of the patriotism of
the officers and soldiers and said the
country had every confidence in them
To-day he will review 45,000 troops,
Royal Folks In Motion.
Berlin, Scptemlier 18. The Empress
Frederick, accompanied by her daugh
ter, left Berlin this morning for Coien
hncen. The Ciarewitch left Hanover
this morning for Altona.
A CHURCH NEEDED
At lllnck Mountain Station Just
East of Aslievllle.
Tim CiTiziiN has received the following
appeal from a committee of ladies com
posed of Mesdamcs lames A. Mmiey and
Julia Peyton Washington, soliciting as
sistance in the proposed erection of u
house lor divine worship at Black Moun
tain station, on the Western North Caro
lina railroad, sixteen miles east of this
"An npjx-al is respectfully made to all
who arc charitably inclined to aid in
building a church at Black Mountain
station, where the need of one, of any de
nomination, is felt. Black Mountain 1 ic
ing the nearest point accessible to Mount
Mitchell, (the highest peak east of the
Rockies) is much visited, und no place in
the mountains of North Carolina is more
beautiful or healthful. But it is desti
tute of any church, and the native popu
lation lieing entirely unable to build one,
a few visitors are making the cllort to se
cure the ncceded asssistancc. Any con
tributions, however small, will be cheer
fully accepted. Further information
cheerfully rendered by the Rev. J, H. I 'lis
ten, Ashevillc, IM. C.
Mks. Jamks A. Manky,
Mrs. Jrt.iA P. Washington."
We hope that those who arc able to do
so, will liberally aid the lathes m estab
lishing a suitable building for religious
purposes at Black Mountain station.
I'n-Kepiiblicaii and rii-Americau.
The Charlotte Chronicle, on the sub
ject of punishment of lynching says:
If North Carolina intends to assert her
power, and to maintain her dignity, no
alternative is left. Laws must be en
acted to deter lynching. It would lie
next to impossible to convict a mob of
murder; but a wholesome statute would
he that sequestrating the proerty of all
those engaged in any lynching.
It is true a mob cannot be convicted of
murder; but such as arc participants in
it, if detected as many of them can and
may be, can be punished on conviction
by fine and imprisonment as accessories.
The punishment suggested by the Chron
icle is un-Rcpublican and un-American,
and carries us back to the old days ol
The Chronicle yields the very point at
issue by saying that a mob cannot be
punished with proicr severity because of
its numbers. That idea carried out to
the full rcegnizes the rights of anarchy
and the impotence of law; and we arc
sure the laws are not impotent of the
good people who will stand up lo them.
Mr. E. S. Simmons,
Member of the Legislature from Beau
fort, at the session of 1SH3, and a gentle
man of remarkably fine intelligence and
varied information, will shortly arrive
in Ashevillc, for the purpose of delivering
a lecture, which will no doubt prove
ecpinlly interesting and instructive to
those wdio hear it. Since he served in
the General Assembly Mr. Simmons has
completely lost his eyesight, which ac
counts for his entering the lecture field.
The date of his appearance in this city
will be announced later.
Increased Capital stock.
Comptroller of the currency Laccy has
authorized the National Bank of Ashc-
villi to do a general banking business in
this city with a paid-up capital stock of
$1.10,000. The stock of this institution
has recently been increased by the addi
tion of $f0, 000 to its original capital.
Notice of authorization by the Secretary
of the Treasury was received by presi
dent Waddcll last night.
A board of physicians and surgeons,
whose duty it is to examine the physical
disabilities of ex-l'nion soldiers applying
to the general government for cnsious
from Madison county, has been ap
pointed and organized at Mars Hill. The
board is composed of Dr. LA. Harris,
James K. Hardwicke and K.J. Brank.
White Cross Meeting.
A meeting of the White Cross Society
colored, will be held at Trinity chapel
this evening at 8,30 o'clock. Addresses
will be made bv lion. A. II. Gaston, of
Savannah, On., and Prof. E. II. Lip-
seonibc of this city. Every colored man
Ashevillc is invited to attend the
Shot and Killed by a Neicro
Atlanta, September 17. At six o'clock
this morning a negro named John Iignn
appeared in Mr. Frambrough's yard ill
Kutletlgc. lie was a suspicious looking
character and was ordered to leave the
place. Instead ot leaving, the negro be
gan to dispute and nt the same time
lrew n pistol and tired. 1 he ball took
effect in Frambrough's bowels and re
sulted in his death before n doctor could
irrive. The negro fled but everv effort
to eaten mm is iicing maue. niooo-
hounds have been telegraphed for.
Held for Murder.
St. Lotis, Scptemlier IS. As the result
ot the mtiucst over the body ot young
Thos. h. Jackson, killed m the prize ngnt
at Daily s saloon vestcrdav morning
lid. Ahearne, surviving principal was
held without bail to answer to tbe
charge of murder, while referee, second
and time keeiers were held as accessories
Murphy Advance. We saw while over
at Prolessor William Bcal's one day this
week some of the most lieautiful sjicci
mens of corundum that were taken from
his mine about twenty miles distant
from Murphv. Wc doubt if there is an
other corundum mine in Western North
Carolina that would prove so valuable to
seekers of this class of mineral, as the
one in question. The Professor nlso
laid In-fore our gaze some splendid sam
ples of corundum sand which is very vnl
tiahlc. Though he is not very eager to
disH)se of this property we learn that it
can lie purchased at very good figures,
considering its remarkable value. John
McCnll who has been serving a ten years'
sentence in the penitcntinry at Topton,
was pardoned last week by the Governor.
McCall is a noted cook and will go to
Vallevtown to live. He was very highly
complimented by Gov. Jnrvis for the
manner in which lie cooked tne oovern
or's meals while here last week.
RELEASED ON BAIL.
Foster Finds a Bondsman and
Doesn't Go to Jail.
Sandy Foster, colored, who went gun
ning for Robert Smith, also colored,
Tuesday night, had a hearing before
Mayor Blanton in the police couri yes
terday morning. Sandy looked remark
ably cool and calm for a man who had
fired a couple of big leaden bullets at his
lellow traveler along life's torn-up road
bed theeveningprevious.mid the thought
of going to jail seemed to be the farthest
away from his razzled-dazzlcd mind.
He paid close attention, however, to
the evidence given into the court by tin
man he had fried to puncture with the
aforesaid bullets, and when that part ol
the testimony was reached wherein the
honesty of Sandy was discussed by the
plaintiff, the former's features were visi
bly affected. A smileof scorn, and a look
of withering contempt were conspicuous
in his hitherto unconcerned countenance,
mid it was plain to nil beholders that
Sandy did not like to have his little icc
cadillocs and "indiscretions" laid ocn
to the gaze of a curious public a public
that delights in attending courts for the
sole purpose of witnessing the untang
ling of the skeins of varied and general
deviltry and the systematic dissection of
private characters by the inquisitorial
defenders of the law.
At the conclusion of the testimony it
was evident that Sandy was "in for it,"
mid his attorney, Mr. Thomas A. Jones,
stiid that if his client was bound over to
court Smith should lie bound over also.
Mayor Blnnton did not agree with the
learned counsel for the dclcncc, and told
Mr. Jones that Foster must give a bond
of $200 for his npiwarancc at the Octo
lier term of the criminal court to stand
trial, or else he would commit him to
jail at once.
Foster finally secured a bondsman in
the person of Mr. S. F. Chapman, and
was released from custody by the Mayor.
Smith was told to depart in peace and
I NI1KK THE OPERA HOI SE.
Another Site on Pulton Avenue
will be OiTured Vncle Sam.
Mr. W. T. Reynolds was seen at his
itfice by a Citizen representative yester
day, and when asked to confirm or deny
the rumor that he had offered his build
ing on Patton avenue to the Government
as n site for the city postoffice, said :
It is not true that 1 have offered my
building to the Government for the pur
pose designated, but I shall do so upon
inspector Conard's return to Ashevillc
The building, I think, will meet every re
quirement demanded. It is 140x20,
fronting on Patton avenue and Pulliam
street; will be elegantly finished; plenty
of light; easily heated, and thoroughly
accessible. It will lie just the place to lo
cate the office, and 1 shall oflcr it to the
Government for that purpose at once."
Insiicctor Conard returned to the city
lust evening, and if Mr. Reynolds held
my interview with him concerning the
measure above named, it is not at all
likely that the result of the conference
will be made public until the matter ol
removal ot the postoffice is finally set
There are many iieoplc in the city who
believe tiiat the office will be located il
the Hendry block, and The Citizen ii
with them in their opinion. At any rate
only a few days more will elapse before
the subject is disposed of mid the office
permanently fixed. So far as present de
velopments arc concerned, no one in the
city can say positively where it will go,
and it is only a matter of supposition,
barren of a single substantiating fact,
upon the part of the wiseacres who give
it out that thev know where and when
the office will lie removed.
A II; CONCERN.
The Western Dressed Heef and
Provision Co., of Aslievllle.
Another enterprise in Ashevillc that is
calculated to do much toward increasing
the volume of business already carrietl
on in this city, is the Western Dressed
Beef and Provision Co., recently orga
nized here with a capital stock of $2.1.
Letters of incorporation have been
issued to this concern by the clerk of tile
superior court, and the duration of the
corporation is fixed therein at thirty
The general business of the company is
described as the buying, selling ami
slaughtering of live stock, and the sale
wholesale mid retail, of nil kinds ot
meats and fish.
The incorporators of the Western
Dressed Beef and Provision Co., arc H
T. Collins, P. C. Mclntire and Philip
Mclntire. One thousand shares of
stock, at $2.1 per share, have lieen
issued, and outside of thcnumberalrendy
held by the memliers of the corporation
the shares remaining will find ready
purchasers at good figures.
H. T. Collins is president ; P. C. Mc
lntire vice-president; Philip Mclntire
superintendent, and J. S. West auditor of
the new corporation, and the office and
storage rooms of the company are fa
the present located at Mclntire's market
house on College street.
The cold storage of meats of all kinds
will be a feature of the Western Dressed
Beet nnd Provision Co's. business, and a
large and well adapted warehouse is
soon to be erected in some convenient
section of the city.
As soon as everything gets well under
way the new company exjiects to do a
big business, not only in Asheville, but
in surrounding towns, and will give em
ployment to a large number of people,
Success to the new enterprise.
EVANGELINE ON TRIAL
FOR HER ASSAI'LT I'PON
MARY ANN DONNELLY
She Indulges a Good Deal In
Tears, While Her Aristocratic
Husband Sat Hy Apparently I'll.
Mavs Laniunii, X. I., Scptemlier 18.
Indictments for conspiracy and grand
larceny having liccn found against Eva
Hamilton, loshua I. Mann and T. Anna
Swinton, and a true bill for "atrocious
issault upon the person of Mary Ann
Donnelly, having been nlso found by the
rami lurv against l.va Hamilton, the
latter case against her wascalled in court
to-day. Judge Recti ot the supreme
court bench is presiding, and Mrs. Hamil
ton s counsel is lawyer 1 errv.
Mrs. Hamilton indulged a good deal
in tears during the hearing. Her husband,
Robert Kay Hamilton, paid no attention
lo her, but kept his seat some distance
from her. Hamilton testified that there
ad Ik-ch many quarrels lietwcen Mrs.
Hamilton and nurse Donnelly, mid lie
twcen hunscU mid Mrs. Hamilton. In
most of these quarrels, he, (Hamilton)
was the greatest sufferer; because, when
it was his will- and nurse that quarrelled
he intervened to keep the jieacc, and his
lathing suffered Irom both women, and
when his wife quarrelled with him his
clothing again suffered. Drink was at
the bottom ot many ol these quarrels.
On the morning nurse Donnelly was
stabbed, the nurse was very aggressive,
md after being ejected from the room
ad rushed back and attacked Mrs.
Hamilton. Hamilton, as usual, inter
fered, and Mrs. Hamilton seizetl a knife
belonging to him which was lying on
the bed, and struck around Hamilton's
The testimony of both, the nurse and
Mrs. Hamilton, corroborated this, al
though uticli abused the other.
ruder cross-examination some details
if Mrs. Hamilton's life were brought out
which agree with the published accounts
it her character. Her counsel sobicctions
to this line of questioning were all over-
uled. hen asked il the child was born
in Pennsylvania, the witness refused to
inswer, and appealed to the protection
I her counsel, who entered an obiection,
but was overruled, and the question was
mly withdrawn when Mrs. Hamilton
stated to the court that to answer it
would be incriminating to her. Again
did she look up to the court appealing
when prosecutor Thompson asked:
Are von the mother of that child ?"
This question was withdrawn under
the same ruling, but the incident clearly
made mi impression upon the jury.
While Mrs. Hamilton was giving in her
testimony her husband sat and stared at
her most of the time. Hamilton testified
to the generally wretched state of affairs
between Inmsell and his wife, but his tes
timony as to the fracasjin which the cut
ting was done, was distinctly favorable
to his wife.
Roped In by Rambllnir Reporters
Koamlng Round the Cits.
The first issue of the Asheville Tobacco
ournal will make its appearance to
The eastern mail was three hours lic-
hind time in reaching this city yesterday
lames Trautham and Rhoda Hickman
were granted license to wed by the regis
ter of deeds yesterday.
Three negroes charged with abusing
police officers were fined $20 in the
mayor's court yesterday morning.
A regular communication of Ashevillc
Lodge, No. 410, A. F. and A. M., will lie
held at Masonic Temple at 8.30 o'clock
The Royal Arch Masons held a special
convocation at Masonic Temple last
evening. Degrees were conferred upon
Advertising in The Citizen pays. If
you don't believe it, address a note to
"Stranger" who received a half bushel of
letters replying to his three-line "ad" in
this paper yesterday morning.
(shevillc coachmen are making their
ippcarance, rigged out from head to foot
in uniforms of Confederate gray. Acoal
black negro thus apparelled was one of
the sights seen on theslreetsycslcrday.
FOLKS VOl' KNOW.
Who They Are; WhereThev Are,
and What They Are Dolnic.
Dr. W. E. Pelham, of Newlierry, S. C,
is here on a brict visit.
Mr. George A. Shuford returned from
Waynesvillc last evening.
District Attorney Charles Price, of Sal
isbury, is registered at the Buttery Park.
Postoffice insiieetor William Conard
returned from the east yesterday even
ing. James R. Justice, of Waynesvillc, was
registered at the Grand Central vestcr
day. Misses Lillian and Funnie Bowdcn, of
Wilmington, and Mr. F. W. Hnbcl, of
Raleigh, were at the Swanmioa latt
Mr. Jos. W. Sluder has declined to ac
cept the invitation tendered him by chief
marshal Norris to act as one of his assis
tants at the approaching State Fair.
Mr. Arthur S. Child is accompanying
Gen. R. B. Vance on his trip through the
western counties. He will be at Murphy
SMturday, Bryson City Monday and
Whitticr Friday. Subscribers to The
Citizen at those points are requested to
meet Mr. Child at the place and time
secified and settle up their arrearages
to this paper.
"Just I.Ike Wine."
"This air is just like wine to me," said
a lady visitor to Asheville, whom a Cit
izen reporter passed on the streets last
evening. "I think it is just lovely," she
continued to her companions, "and I
know 1 would like to live here forever."
Quite complimentary, that, and deserv
edly so. No purer atmosphere on ei rth
than that of Asheville can be found, and
a stranger is quicker to find out and ap
preciate the fact than anyone else.