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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1889.
THE DAILY CITIZEN
Delivered to Visitor in any part of
For Rent, and Lost Notice-, thiee
lints or less, 23 Cents for
Two Weeks, or lew..
THE DORTCH BILL
Hills Filed In the Federal and
Chancery CourtH of Tennessee
The Registration Law Likewise
to be Examined.
Chattanhoi'.a, Scptemlier 24. The last
legislature of this State passed two laws
to regulate the elections. The first is
known ns the registration law, and the
second as the Dorteh bill. The registra
tion law applies to cities of a certain size,
and includes Memphis, Nashville, Knox
ville and Chattanooga, and only two
counties, Shelby and Davidson. The
Dorteh bill prescribes a method similar
to the Australian plan, voters being re
quired to select and mark otf from the
ticket the name ot such parties as they
desire to vote for, thus necessitating their
lieing able to read, liver since the pass
age of these laws, the Republicans in the
cities and counties mentioned have 1een
opposing them ; and, though no formal
protest was filed at the registration
books in this ci'.y and Nashville recently
closed preparatory to the municipal elec
tions, two bills were filed here to-day
challenging the constitutionality of the
acts, both in the Federal court of the
State, and in the chancery court of the
State. The bill in the Federal court is
sworn to be live negroes who make their
mark, and who claim that they cannot
read, and would, therefore, !e disfran
chised by the action of the Dorteh bill.
The suit is, brought under the first sec
tion of the fourteenth amendment to the
United States constitution ns to the
jurisdiction ol Federal courts, and under
the same section as to the right of the
State to abridge privileges and immuni
ties of citizens of the United States. It is
asserted in the bill that both laws arc in
violation of the State constitution, and,
therefoie, the complainants have a right
to apK-al to the Federal court for relief.
The hill in chancery is filed under act 4.
section 1, of the State constitution which
guarantee to every citizen of the State
complying with the requirements as to
citizenship right to vote and "no quali
fieation shall lie required except payment
of poll tax." The bill also pleads that
the registration law is special or class
legislation affecting only a part of the
citizens of the State and not others. The
municipal election is pending in this city
under the new laws; and the filing of
these bills has created a considerable sen
sation, as the purpose is to prevent an
election under these laws. The judges
have not yet granted restraining injunc
tions. A Foul Murder.
A foul murder which occurred in Moore
county a few days ago is just reported.
Mrs. Stone, who is nhoul, eighty years
old, and a colored woman were
the only occupants of the house. About
10 o'clock Mrs. Stone says a man came
to the house and demanded admittance.
The negro woman threatened to shoot
him if he didn't leave. He pushed the
door open and shot her down. He then
went into the adjoining room where
Mrs. Stone won and demanded monev
and threatened to kill her if she didn't
give it to him. She told him there was
no money there. He then jumped on bel
aud choked her and beat her in the face
and then left. She says he struck a
match while in the room and there was
u little blaze in the fireplace, but, she
couldn't tell whether he was white or
colored. Bcttie Johnson, the murdered
woman, was shot in the mouth and
Hun Cotton Review.
SliW York, Septemlwr 2. The Sun's
icotton review to-day says: Futures
oiened a little depressed by weak Liver
pool advices and increased crop move
ment and recovery due to reports of bad
wcuther at the South. Stimulating
demand to cover contracts was not long
maintained. The corner on September
contracts carried the price fortius month
to 1 1 .25c ; and the close was at 1 1 .25c.
Distant months were more freely dealt in.
Cotton on spot was 1 1-16 lower.
Fatal Accident on the H. and O.
YVhkkling, W. Va., September 24.
An accident occurred on the Pittsburg
divisiotwof the Baltimore and Ohio rail
road at the east side of this city this
morning. A freight train going east ran
into a gravel train, demolishing the
engine aud caboose, The engineer of the
freight train, Gibson, jumped for their
lives, Gibson struck n stone and fell
backwards; the wheels which passed
over his chest killed him instantly.
At Chicago Chicago 5, lioston 7.
At Brooklyn Brooklyn 10, Colum
At Pittsburg Pittsburg 13, Washing
At Indianapolis Indianapolis 12, New
At Cleveland Cleveland G, Philadel
Mew Snvar Refining Company.
Baltimore, September 24. The Balti
more Sugar Refilling Company has been
incorxrnted, Win. M. Sienee, Frank
Frick, Joshua Levering, Win. Frick and
Kufus Woods lieing named as incorpora
tors. The capital stock is placed at
$1,000,000, in 10,000 shares of $100
The Graphic Dead.
Nkw York, September 24. The Daily
Graphic, which hus for some time past
maintained a fluttering axis under finan
cial difficulties, has ceased to exist. The
last number was issued yesterduy. An
nouncement of the suspension was made
French Money Market.
Paris, September 24. On the Bourse
to-dav the upward movement continued
Three per cent, rentes for money closed
fortv cent, hiirher. The credit Fouznr
2Vi liigher, and Russian securities per
The London Strike.
London. September 24. The steve
dores on the Hast Atricu docks, who quit
work yesterday on the ground that the
dock company were not employing old
hands as they had agreed to do, went
back to work to-day.
A Colored Pugilist Killed.
Atlanta, Ga., Scptemlier 24. Ernest
Willinghnm, a negro pugilist, was killed
by a blow from the fist of Tom Branch
to-night. The men were sparring when
Branch knocked Willinghnm out, break
ing his neck.
The Ivea Case Goes to the Jury.
Nkw York, September 24. The argu
ment in the case of Henry S. Ives was
concluded this evening. The recorder
charged the jury, and they took the case
at S o'clock this evening.
Rescue of an Old Man Hurled One
Hundred and Eight Honrs.
Oi'KUKC. Scptemlier 24. At 0 o'clock
this morning the laborers at work at
the ruins caused by the recent landslide
heard a light moan under a heap of
wreckage, and digging vigorously, soon
reached Joseph Kemp. When extricated.
Kemp, who is seventy-two years ot age,
was still able to speak alter having been
buried IDS hours. Father McCarthy ad
ministered the snerament to the appar
ently dying man, Kemp answering to
the pravers. Stimulants were adminis
tered, and hojws are now entertained
that Kemp will recover. Intense excite
ment pievails, and a full force of city and
river police have hard work to keep back
I he anxious crowd. Shortly after Kemp
was taken out, the corpse of Mrs.
O'llowd, aged seventy-two years, was
recovered. The body was badly muti
lated. Mrs. O'iJowd was rocking a
cradle and knitting stockings when the
avalanche ol rock came down. She was
knocked through a window and killed.
When found her hands still held her knit
ting work. It is expected that more bod
ies will lie found shortly. The coroner's
inquest into the cause of the death of the
forty-eight victims who lost their lives
in the disaster, was opened at 12 o'clock
This afternoon the remains of John
Henry were found under the ruins. The
bodv was doubled in two, and splinters
of all sizes were sticking in the tlesh. The
shoulder was broken in, anil the lower
part of the back was torn open, the kid
neys hanging out. The body of Henry's
wife was found n lew tccl away. She had
ill her head pieces of a broken plate and
a fork. She died while preparing her
husband's supper. Old Joe Kemp, who
was taken out ol the wreck tins morn
ing, is doing well. I lie work ol clearing
iway the debris is still going on with
vigor, t here are still Ironi ten to twelve
I indies under the ruins.
Brooklyn Jockey Club Race.
Nkw York, September 24. The fact
that Kingston, Raeeland andTcnuy were
to meet in weight, for the age race, had the
effect of bringing a big atteuda ice to the
Brooklvn ockev Chins race track at
tiravesend to-day. The race was a su
perb one, and Kingston won in grand
style, beating the record for distance by
hall a second. I' li st quarter was run in
2tii-j seconds, half in C'4, thrcc-lourtlis
in 1 .42'i, and a mile anil a quarter in
2.0(i'a. Other races were all well contes
ted and altogether it was a brilliant
First race sweepstakes tor two vcar
olds, three-fourths of a mile: Gregory
won, Mamie It. second, Frontcune third.
Second race handicap all ages, mile
md u furlong: Toragan won, Golden
Rod second, Hronzouioth third. Time
1 .541 2.
Third race Willow stakes for two
year uU tillies, six lurlougs: Kcelarc
won, Riipcrta second, Sinola third. Time
Fourth race first special for three
year olds find upwards, mile and a quar
ter: Kingston won, Kacelaiul secoml,
fenny third. Time 2.001;., winch beats
the record half a second.
Fill h race sweepstakes for three vear
olds, penalties and allowances, mile:
Cracksman won, Ben Harrison second,
litruiia third. Time 1.42'i.
Sixth race selling, all ages live fur
longs: Mcruleii won, Sam Morse scc-
nd. Col. Hunt third. Time 1.01".
Seventh race selling, all ages five
furlongs: Pearl Set won, Griuialdi sec-
nd, Young Duke third, lime 1.01 !..
Lorisvn.i.n, Kv., September 24. The
short horses managed to win, and only
tw o favorites got home. I He surprise
ol the day was the win of Blarney Stone
Jr. ot a 10 to 1 shot in Sanlord stakes tor
two vear olds. Ki'ty Cheatham was on
odds as favorite, but she finished third,
but was given place, Milton, who ran
second, being disqualified on account ol
First rnce-"llalf mile, selling: Aunt
Kate won, Sister Geneva second, Silver
Luke third. Time 51.
Second race Half mile: Blue Maid won,
Samantha second, Fakir third. Time
Third race 1 1-10 miles: Ward won.
Cnrus second, Kate Molanc third. Time
Fourth race Three-fourths mile:
Swamp Fox won.Bcttinasccond.MavO.
third. Time 1.17.
Fifth race Sanford stakes, one mile :
Blarney Stone won, Milton second. A
length before Cheatham Milton was dis
qualified and Cheatham was given sec
ond ; Bill Letcher third. Time 1 .45.
Sixtli race Seven-eight hs mile: Lucy
P. won, McKcnzie second, Bonair third.
Time 1.30" ,.
The Trial ol Hoyle.
Rm.kii'.ii, N. C.,Septcmhcr2M. To-day
in Wake superior court, criminal term,
the grand jury returned a true bill against
ex-Priest John J. Boyle for committing
rape upon Geneva V luttakcr, a young
girl of tins city. Hoyle will he arraigned
lor trial to-morrow morning,, and solic
itor Argo to-day gave notice that the
case will be set for hearing on October
1. He has lieen in jail since last May,
and has borne his confinement well. He
has able counsel. One ot the latter said
to-day that the defense will lie consent.
He said further that the evidence in
Boyle's favor will be very strong, aud
that some of it will be startling and a
complete surprise to the prosecution.
I'nblie feeling is very high ngaint Boyle,
who so narrowly escaped lynching at
the time he was arrested.
The New OrleatiH Rate Rejected.
Mkmi'ims, Tenn., September 24. At
a meeting of the Memphis cotton ex
change held this afternoon, the resolu
tions adopted by the New Orleans con
vention, hxing a tare ot twenty-tour
pounds, and sixteen pounds on bales
covered with jute and cotton bagging re
spectively, were unanimously rejected.
It was recommended that factors in this
market tier in warehouses, all covered
bales separately from jute covered bales,
and that it lie sold upon its merits separ
ate and apart therefrom.
German View ot the Elections.
Berlin, September 24. The North Gcr
mnn Gazette says: The elections in
France show a revival of the Conserva
tive Republican faction whose moderate
leader. Leon Say, will liecome an impor
tant factor in shaping the policy of
France in the near future. A group
headed by Say, while propagating tradi
tions of theirs, may nevertheless prove un
able to furnish the kernel of the compact
and reliable majority that will assure the
country a strong niid resiected govern
ment. The actual inqiort of the elections!
cannot be gauged until the new major
ity is at work.
Ilusiuess In the Gralu Center Dur
ing Y'estcrday's Session.
Chicago, Scptemlier 24. The wheat
market is rapidly broadening. Sccula
tive trading to-day was again of large
value and the undertone was very bull
ish. The principal bullish influenccsearlv
were the reported advance of a lialJ
penny in foreign markets and a decrease
of 1 ,04S,000 bushels in the quantity ot
wheat and llour on ocean passage. Thc
bulk of trading was at HlaSl VNc. tor De
cember and 84aH4',ie. for May, yester
day's difference of '.W. being pretty s'.ead
ily maintained. An actual gain was es
tablished of Vsc. in September, -sc. ill Oc
tober, lr. in December, l'sc. in year and
!sc. in May.
Corn was quiet and inactive early, but
as the session advanced the market be
came more active. T rading wascontincd
mainly to local oierators. The market
opened VaUc. undir yesterday's closing
prices, was steady for a time, declined
!4a:,sc., ruled firmer and closed ia',ie.
lower than yesterday.
Oats were steady with a moderate vol
ume of business.
In mess pork trading was rather more
active and the feeling was steadier.
Prices were advanced 12!2ul."ie., and the
market closed steady nt outside figures.
A little more business was transacted
in lard, and the feeling was steady. Prices
ruled 2'i.'u5c. higher anil the market
closed steady at outside figures.
Trading was more active in ribs, and
the feeling was decidedly stronger and
prices higher, especially for October de
livery, the latter advancing 20ii22Vae.
early in the day owing to an urgent de
mand from shorts. Prices receded again
slightly ami closed steady.
THE SECRETARY'S CIRCULAR
.Modifying Advertisement! Tor
Wash INOTON, Scptemlier 24. Secretary
Tracy to-day issued a circular modifying
the advertisements issiud from the navy
department in August inviting proposals
for the construction of three vessels for
the inivy of 2000 tons displacement
each. The -modification is such as to
permit bidders who may desire to offer
to construct more than one of the vessels
to embrace in one proposal either two or
three of the vessels. Bidders including
more than one vessel in the proposal
will not be required to submit a certified
check exceeding $50,000 in amount.
This change is made to enable bidders to
make composite oilers by which means
they may be enabled to give lower figures
on moie than one ship than on one
alone. I'ndcr the first advertisement,
which brought no acceptable bids, this
was possible; but in readvertising the
form was worded as to force bidders to
give separate bids for each ship, thus
running the risk ol leaving all but one of
their bills rejected while they really could
huild all of the cruisers at once.
Bond offerings to-dav aggregated
$85,050. All accepted, at 1 .2N for Ioiiit
and 1 .05:t.t for lour and halts.
liie New JohiiHtown Directory,
and some Statistics.
Johnstown, Pa., September 24. A
new directory of ohustowii has just
lieen published. At the time of the flood
the whole edition, which was in a hook
bindery here, was lost. F'rom the proof
sheet, however, names were obtained and
are now printed as they were before the
llood, as well as a sjiecial record of those
that were lost. The number of drowned
is put at 3.500. and that is considered a
close estimate, it living impossible to ob
tain exact figures, tine of the things
noted is that of ninety-five saloons and
liquor dealers inJSthe flooded district, all
but six were completely wijicd out, and
in those remaining the stock was de
stroyed, so that there was in fact a total
destruction by water. The directory has
been carefully compiled and contains
many statistics of interest relating to
The body of another child was taken
out to-day, but only the bones were
loiind. One of the temporary bridges
gave way again to-day. and ii is (cured
that something may have to he done
yet before permanent structures arc
erected, although steps arc being taken
to build several solid bridges soon.
The New Chamber of Deputies to
Meet lu November.
Paris, Scptemlier 24. All the members
of the cabinet have returned to Paris. A
ministerial council, which will lie presided
over by President Carnot, will be held at
the Ivlysec to-morrow. The new Chaiuber
of Deputies will be summoned to meet in
Xovcmlier. It is now estimated that the
supporters of the Government will com
prise 3110 moderate Republicans aud 05
members of the Left. Hcrve has gone to
Richmond, Lugland, for the purpose of
conferring with the Count of Pans. La
gt.crre and Naquct have gone to Loudon
to meet Boulangcr. The chamber is cer
tain to annul the elections of Boulanger
and Count Dillon in order to secure the
election of Republican candidates where
ever possible on the second ballots in the
uisu iciH in which Liie I wo iwpuDiicuiisrun
Sunday. The one who received a smaller
number of votes will retire in favor ol the
one who polled a greater number.
THE HICKORY FAIR.
Bright Prospects. Flue Music and
Hickory, September 24. Siecinl.
Although there was n verv heavy rain
fall at tliis place last night it is clear to
day, and the prosjiects for a very suc
cessful holding ol the (nir are very good
Quite a number of entrances, especially
fine horses and cattle, arc lieing added to
the already large list. The Hickory
Military Opera Band furnished excellent
music, and attracted considerable atten
tion from the large crowd ol sjicctators
by reason ot the splendid (frilling ol its
members. A grand ball will be given at
the Hickory Inn Thursday evening, and
quite a crowd is cxiiectcu to attend
Many people from a distancenreexpeeted
to arrive to-day, and the fair promises
to be the most successful ever held by the
Chary on French Elections.
St. Pktkrsih ro, September 24. The
Russian press is chary of comments on
the results of the elections in France.
The Novo Yreinya says it believes that
the German press is premature in judg
ing that the elections are unfavorable to
the strong foreign policy on the part of
France. By averting nil immediate dan
gerof an overthrow of the present regime,
the pnier says France will obtain time
to effect the constitution cnlcidnled to
give the country a government capable
of facing the external dangers.
FOUR PEOPLE KILLED.
A ERKiHTFI'l. TRAIN COLLIS
ION AT CHICAGO.
A Freight Dashes Into a Crowded
Passenger Standing still on the
Track, and a Fearful Loss of
Life Is the Result.
Chicago, September 24. A frightful
disaster to a suburban passenger train
occurred to-night ill the Southern out
skirts of the city. The Chicago, Rock
Island and Pacific train which left the
main depot at 5.35 p. in. for Blue Island,
was crashed into by a freight train at the
Lake Shore and Pall Handle crossings,
near Uighty-Scveuth street. The lingle
wood passenger train wasatastandstill,
one conch projecting over the crossing.
Into this conch, containing about sixty
TJersons, plunged the freight train. The
wreck of the passenger train wasinstant
and complete. How many persons were
killed and imnred it was impossible at
the moment to learn. The first estimates
made during the confusion that followed
the collision, put the numlicr ot deathsat
twelve to fourteen. Half an hour later,
lour dead bodies had been taken out ol
the debris, aud the nimilier of victims
was still a matter of guesswork. Most
of the iieoplc in the coach were, it
known, residents of the suburban towns
of Washington Heights and Morgan
When a thorough search had been com
pleted it was found that three ladies and
two gentlemen had been killed outright,
aud a third man was in a dying condi
tion. Three other persons were seriously
injured. The latter unfortunates were
carefully conveyed to their houses near
at hand, while the dying maii was taken
to the institute of the Sisters of Mercy.
The live dead bodies were conveyed to
the linglewood morgue. A list of the
killed includes Mrs. Kelly, . McKcnzie.
Fred Hucbner, Mrs. Brown, and an un
known woman, all of Washington
Heights. Those most seriously injured
are Gus Mulcany, 70th and Wallace
streets, fatally hurt; and Miss A. K.
Steele, Anton Shuberg and Parker Har-
len, ol Washington 11 units, liie others
hurl sustained but slight injuries.
RATHER Ql'ICK WORK.
The nebris Caused by the Fallen
Tower Cleared Away.
It was exactly l..'!0 o'clock yesterday
morning when a force of laborers under
the direction of manager Hues of the
electric light station, and master me-
hanic Shcrrill of the street railway com
pany, liegan the work of removing the
wreckage caused by the fallen light
tower on Main street. All the cars had
been compelled to stop miming and were
tied up in the yard. The wires of the
telephone and telegraph companies were
prostrated, while those of the electric
light company were absolutely useless.
The wreck was complete, and the job ol
straightening out things was a labori
ous one. Linemen were busily engaged
ill repairing broken wires all day, and
last night found the work only ab:ut
At noon the tower had been taken
apart and piled up near the place where
it formerly stood, absolutely worthless
beyond the price it would bring as old
iron. The lumps bad been shattered
into atoms, aud a piece of the glolies the
size of a silver dollar could nowhere be
found. Altogether it was u tearful
wreck, and had it not lieen for the tele
phone pole at the corner of Powell i
Snider's store, that building would have
suffered severely from the fall of the tall
and heavy tower.
The street cars began making their reg
ular trips about one o'clock in the after
noon, the overhead wires having been
repaired mid sufficiently strengthened by
that time. Nowhere else on the line was
any damage done by the storm, except
the straining of a few poles, which were
immediately braced and made secure.
In the Western I'nioii telegraph office
all the instruments were more or less
damaged by the storm, and many wires
were blown down.
The telephone company's loss amounts
to about $100. Twenty or thirty wires
were broken down by the tower in its
fall, and one or two of the poles were
twisted out of place. No damage was
done in the office of the company.
A portion of the tin roofing of the
Swannanoa hotel was blown oft' during
l he gale, and the top of one of the chim
neys was wrecked. Several other build
ings on South Main street suffered from
the effects of the storm, but in every in
stance the damage done was very slight.
Several trees in different sections of the
city were blown down, and the rain made
many ugly holes in the streets. It was
the severest storm known to the Ashc
villians in many years, and much uneasi
ness was felt as to its final result. It is
estimated that at 1 o'clock a. m., the
wind was blowing in the city nt the rate
of fifty-two miles an hour.
The Holes are Secure.
livery electric light pole and tower in the
city was carefully examined by an in
spector of the F.lcetric Light and Power
Company yesterday. Those that were
found insecure in the least, were strongly
braced aud strengthened, and no danger
of their falling need lie anticipated
They mi positively securc.as we were in
formed by the general manager of the
company last night, and even a fiercer
storm than that of Tuesday morning
will not blow than down. As soon as
possible, all the poles now standing, will
betaken down and locust poles substi
tuted by the company.
ElecMlon Injunction Refused.
Chattanooga, Scptemlier 24. United
States District I udire I). M. Key refused
to issue an order in the bill attacking the
Dorteh act, on the ground that the mat
ter did not come under his jurisdiction.
The Weather To-Dav.
I Washington, Scptemlier 24. Indie.-i
tions for North Carolina Wcsterlv
winds, stationary temjierature.
Mr. R. F. Drummond has returned
from Danville, Va,
THE ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
SuKKesllons to Dispense With the
The communication published liclow is
well worthy of consideration. We have
lieen made most uncxiiectedly to realize
the fact that the tall, graceful, conspicu
ous, light, airy looking towers, appar
ently offering so little resistance to the
wind, and apparently so fast anchored
as to ride with safety through the fiercest
tetiqiest, like every structure erected by
mortal hand has its weak points and
proves deficient before the powers ol
nature. Those towers arc certainly very
beautiful, and on their summits ride their
girdle of lights like planets swimming
high in the heavens and farmore brilliant,
liecause more near, and viewed from a
distance crown the city with a conspicu
ous splendor. But though most beauti
ful from afar, it yet may lie questioned
whether they arc as serviceable as the
nearer and more humble pole lights. F.x
perienee has taught us sonic of the pecul
iarities of the electric light. It is brilli
antly dazzling as the midday sun; but
unlike the sun, it wants capacity to dif
fuse its beams. These shoot straight
through the darkness, lighting the path
they travel with a marvelous intensity
of brilliancy, but not parting with a sin
gle ray to the surrounding medium.
There is neither reflection nor absorption.
The effect is a contrast between a path
of light mid immediate, sharply defined
depth of shadow. The result is inequal
ity, a zone of brightness, aud large fields
of darkness. The towerscast thcirlights
afar, from hill top to hill top, but not
into the valleys, light up no shades and
tantalize by their aerial splendor and the
terrestrial obscurity they do not dissi
pate. The suggestion therefore of the substi
tution of several judiciously disposed pole
lights in addition to those now used, is a
good one. We know nothing about the
cost. But as there are four lights to
each tower, we assume that each tower,
besides original cost of erection, will find
its cheaper, and practically more efficient
equivalent in four judiciously placed pole
But we direct the reader to the com
munication to who'll we refer:
The fall of the tower on court square
Monday night suggests very strongly
the advisability of removing all of them.
Aside from the matter of satcty to life
and property involved, one of economy
and bctttr service presents itself. For
the cost of the four tall towers, a larger
number of pole-lamps can be substituted,
and s' distributed as to afford far better
service. It is well known that the towers
do not serve the territory allotted them,
which the four pole-lamps would do.
The danger of these towers has been
made apparent. It was fortunate that
the fall ot the one occurred at a time
when the streets were deserted. Another
or others may fall at a less favorable
time, and do great damage to lite as well
as property, lor which the city would be
held responsible. Let the city authori
ties take steps at once to remove them
all, and replace them with such a number
of pole-lamps as will serve larger sections
ot the city, and at the same time insure
greater protection to lift- and property.
K. M. Fi rman.
FOLKS VOll KNOW,
Who Tliey Arei Where The v Are,
and What They Are Doing.
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i,. v.. i i,nq., u, .iwig.miAiii, in
at the Swannanoa.
F. S. Roystcr and wife, of Norfolk, Va.,
arc at the Battery Park.
A. D. Smith, Charlotte, and D W. Har
mon, Kcrncrsville, are at the Grand Cen
tral. Congressman H. G, Kwart, who ar
rived here last evening, leaves this morn
ing for the west.
Mr. Iv. Iv. Brown, the Patton avenue
photographer, leaves to-day on a three
week's visit to his former home at Bridge
Misses Jean and Anioret Cameron, of
Wilmington, daughters of Maj. John
Wilder Cameron, reached the city yester
day, and arc guests of Col. J. I). Cam
eron. J. A. Carlisle, Iisq., of Gainesville, Fin.,
clerk of the superior court of his county,
and Philip Miller, a leading merchant of
Gainesville, are at the Swannanoa with
Mrs. J. B. Tree, of Richmond, Vn
wife of Maj. J. B. Tree, suH-rinteiulcnt of
the first Southern division of tin" Wes -
tern I'nioii Telegraph Co., is stopping at !
Mrs. VauGildcr's on College street. She I
is accompanied by her daughter Mrs. t
Gray, and will s))end several weeks in '
Ashevillc and the West. I
It Will be Barrelled,
Wilmington .Star: Bill Nvc discovered
that Ashevillc had a
broad expanse of
climate, and now Iiik Citizkn has
found n lady who declares mat the air
is just like wine to her." The next thing
that we exjiect to near is tnat some
shrewd fellow will put up a plant there
and go to bottling that air. ;
For the satisfaction of the Star we will '
state that a company lias already lieen j
formed for the purpose of putting up"Al
Ashevillc nir" in ha rels, with printed
analysis and directions for taking, on the
head of each barrel. This company will lovvill); vcrv gratifying, ierhaps too
have branch houses established from j naU.rjng, tribute to our recent editorial
"Greenland's icy mountains to India's , work bv our lritnd Haydn of the Char
coral strand," and Wilmington will not ! ,tte chronicle. We think, however, that
bclcft out in the general distribution of K,mrthi,iB is due to our patrons, that
the atmosphere that "is just like wine," j thcv mny )c.lrn frm other judgment the
and a sure cure for all the ills that flesh : cstimatc j w,jch the paicr that aids to
is h( air) to.
A Committee MeetliiK.
lhe regular mommy meeting ol tne iatton, that during his absence, the
executive committee of the Asheville Li- editorial pageof The Citizkn has been ex
brnry association will be held nt Camp I eellent at times commendably brilliant.
. . , ... , , , fi . i Nor do we think it was due so much
Patton this (Wednesday) afternoon, at L c ,atton,s ahst.nc, , t(J the
five o'clock. Members of the committee prc9cnoe Df that able statesman and
are earnestly requested to be present. I scholar, Col. Cameron."
PICTI RE OF THE St'NSET
Which Oilve the Dead Statesman
and Author His Soubriquet.
The late distinguished S. S. Cox went
down to his untimely grave wreathed
with the halo of the sunset which he had
thrown around his fame. It was im
possible to think or Sieak of the man
without a rush upon the memory or the
imagination ol sonic of that glow of the
parting day with which his name was
always associated. It was a tender, mel
ancholy kind of association, because,
with all its beauty and its brilliancy,
there was something that spoke with
prophetic certainly of the fading away
of the glories of the day dying out into
the darkness of the night. S. S. Cox im
mortalized the sunset, as the sunset has
Numbers of our readers have asked us
from what incident the title was derived.
Without being able positively to answer
the question, we sulmiil that portion ol
the "sunset" speech, published in the
( lliio Statesman in 185". Citizion.
What a stormful sunset was that ol
last night! How glorious the storm and
how splendid the setting of the sun!
We do not remember ever to have seen
the like on our round globe. The scene
oH.'iicd in the west with a whole horizon
full of golden, interiienctrating luster,
which colored the foliage and brightened
every object into its own rich dyes. The
colors grew deeper aud richer, until the
golden luster was transfused into a
storm cloud lull of finest lightning, which
leaped in dazzling zigzags all around ami
over the city. The wind arose with fury ;
the slender shrubs and giant trees made
obeisance to its majesty. Some even
snapped before its force, flic strawberry
beds aud grass plots "turned up their
whites" to sec Zephyrus march by. As
the rain came, and the pools formed, and
the gutters hurried away, thunders
roared grandly and the fire-bells caught
the excitement and rung with hearty
chorus. The south and cast received
copious showers, and the west all at
once brightened up in a long, polished
belt of azure worthy of a Sicilian sky.
Presently a cloud appeared in the azure
belt, in the form of n castellated city. It
became more vivid, realizing strange
tonus ot peerless lanes and alabastcr
teniplcs, ami glories rare and grand in
this mundane sphere. It reminds us ol
XV ordsworth s splendid verse in Ins
The appearance instantaneously dis
closed Was of a mighty city, boldly say
A wilderness ot building, sinking tar
And self withdrawn into a wondrous
Far sinking into splendor without end!
But the city vanished, only to give
place to another isle, where the most
iieaulil'ul forms of foliage apieared,
imaging a paradise in the distant and
puriticd air. The sun, wearied of the
leiucutal commotion, sank lichmd the
green plains of the west. The "great
eye in the heavens," however, went not
down without a dark brow hanging
over its departing light. The rich tlush
of the unearthly light had passed and
the rain had ceased; when the solemn
church bells pealed, the laughter of
children rang out and jovous after the
storm is heard the carol of birds; while
the forked and purple weapon ot the skv
still darted illumination around the
Starling college, trying to rival its
angles ami leap into its dark windows.
Roped In by Ramblliiir Reporters
Roaminic Round the Clt..
The Good Templars and Sons ol Tem
perance held their regular meetings last
The social event of to-morrow evening
is the ladies reception at the Cosinopoli
The improvements now being made in
the court room will be completed about
the last of the present week.
Only seventeen members of the Light
; Infantry have signified their intention of
attending the Hickory Fair.
The storm which visited this section
: Monday night and early Tuesday morn
j ing did not prevail at any point east ot
j the Ridge.
The Chicago Tribune says that Agnes
Ilerudou is an American actress of the
. first rank and deserves the recognition
j she receives.
j The storm ot yesterday morning and
Monday night have lett many of the
streets of the citv in a disagreeably
j The Agnes llerniUin lithographs were
' posted in the shop windows vestcrdav.
: s her in ..,., itl.ic Marie," at Opera
.,it Friday evening.
i ... , ... , ., ... ,
11 in 1 llllll'l f.,1 l, l, it itn ,,,,,, :.ji,. ,, no
tions have lieen, made preparatory to the
erection of another large hotel in Ashc
villc, situated in the western section of
flip ril V.
lo-morrow is inc Dig nay at tne
Hickory Fair, and several of our citizens
! will Ik- in attendance. A grand ball at the
j Hickory Inn in the evening, is one of the
ci,j,.i ... . ractions
A countryman soaked with corn whis-
i key and raising enough earn
nn entire insane asylum, was locked up
by police officers McDowell and Collins
last night. He will have a hearing this
Thanks, Mr. Haydn.
Modcstv might forbid the useof thcfol-
, ron-scnt them is held :
"Tain't none ourns business, but we
,:' lipln remiirkinir to fruit Th,,e W
THE GREAT STORM
JACKSONVILLE AND THE
HAMAttK IT DONE.
Forty Thousand Dollars, It Is Es
timated, is the Loss In and
Around the Citv Travel Ileitis
Resumed and Streets Repaired.
Jacksonvii.i.k, September 24. Reports
to-day from various localities in the
Slate indicate that yesterday's storm was
a disastrous one to property, although,
no further loss of life is reported. At
West Jacksonville, lour or five miles out
in the country, three or tour houses were
blown down, and twochurches wrenched
from their foundation. A Times-Union
reporter took a drive this morning
through the outlying country for many
miles and reported that fallen trees were
encountered everywhere. Many monster
moss-hung oaks" which have withstood
storms of a hundred years are prostrated.
At Switzerland, Panama Park, Scotland,
Mayport, New Berlin, and several small
settlements on the St. Jolm'sriver, houses
and trees were blown down. At ifand
Hill hospital, made memorable by the
epidemic of 1SSH, the main building was
wrecked, and the whole scene is one of
ruin. Men have been busy all day re
pairing the city streets, and" travel, both
by street cars and vehicles, has been re
sumed. At Pueblo Beach, the work of
clearing the debris has been going on all
day. Repairs on Murray Hill will begin
as soon as the proprietor sends instruc
tions. The total damage by the storm
throughout the whole area, includingthc
citv and Pueblo Beach, will
How the Hebrew New Year will
be Celebrated Here.
At six o'clock this afternoon begins
the Hebrew new year a day most reli
giously observed by orthodox Jews in
every station of life and in every clime.
In Ashevillc where there is neither syna
gogue nor rabbi, but many prominent
and influential Jewish families, the day
will be solemnly kept. All stores and
shops will be closed and no business will
be transacted during the following twenty-four
hours. In their own homes our
friends will spend the dav in solemn
meditation and prayer, and the ancient
riles and traditions of the "chosen race"
will be performed and renewed with sol
At sunset on Octolier 4, till the same
time on the oth is the Hebrew Yom Kin
pur, or, Day of Atonement, which is set
apart for repentance and for making re
paration for wrongs committed. It is a
day of prayer and fasting and all Jewish
places of business will lie likwise closed.
The English Sparrow, Exit.
Some weeks ago, the Review noted the
disappearance of the Ivnglish sparrow
Ironi Us usual haunts in Wilmington.
As the rice crop was about rijiening, the
Review surmised that the bird had gone
to the rice fields, fitting itself for the use
fulness after death it had not attained
during life; for epicures pronounce a fat
sparrow a very good substitute for the
rice bird; and the two, found depreda
ting together, might share the same
common fate of slaughter, and the same
destiny in the market. Here, we have
no rice fields, and nothing in the country
try around to tempt the birds to leavethe
town. But they are gone. We could
scarcely believe our eyes ; and kept silent
until we could convince ourselves of the
joyful tact, and have lieen on the watch
until we were able to confirm it. There
are none here now; where they have gone
we cannot guess. Some kind fate may
have decreed their sudden extinction by
death through estilcnce. They mny
have gone off' in general exodus "to im
prove their condition." At present they
are altogether absent. Wewere the first
to note their arrival here after the great
March storm of 1SS4. We will Ik- proud
if we can be the first to announce their
Dr. R. II. Reeves, of this city, has sent
us a specimen of the above graiw, raised
on his premises from cuttings obtained
lrom Texas, to which State it is indige
nous. It resembles the native North Car
olina Lincoln, evidently of the same fam
ily, Wns wstivulis. The bunches arc
large, compact, and doubly shouldered,
the berry is small, black, rich and sweet,
with strong vinous flavor. Dr. Reeves
says the graiie is a free grower, beavv
bearer, very healthy, and also very
hardy, surviving the frost of the 4th of
May last, which was so disastrous to the
vineyards west of the mountains. It is
undoubtedly a good winegrapc, and with
so many good qualities is worthy of ex
Capl. T. W. Palton's Letters.
We find in our friend, the Charlotte
Chronicle, a most enthusiastic endorser
of our opinion of these letters expressed
in yesterday's Citizkn. It is indeed grati
fying to Capt. P., to find such hearty ap
proval of his work, and on his behalf, we
thank Mr. Haydn for opinions as gener
ous as they are just :
"Captain Thomas V. Patton arrived
in Asheville from an extended Euroiean
trip last Friday. We are sorry the Cap
tain has come home. Not knowing him
personally, his lieing home is of no special
comfort to us; but while he was abroad
we enjoyed his letters in the Ashevillc
Citizen more than any Foreign letters
published in the last year."
Hebrew New Year.
The Hebrew residents in Asheville have
secured the Hall in the Burnett building
on court square, and will hold services
during the holidays. Visitors in the city
of the Jewish faith are invited to attend.
Services will begin at 6.30 p. m., to-day,
and at 8 a. m., Thursday.
Death or Surgeon-General Beale.
PiniADKLi'iiiA, September 24. Ex-Surgeon
General Joseph Beale, with relative
rank ot commodore retired, U. S. Nary,
died yesterday at his residence in this