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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1889.
THE ROM) ROBBERY.
ni'HKE GETTING RKAItV TO
Ktot at preHent In a Condition to
ttlve Full Information concern
Iiik the State of Attain at New
OrleanH In Feeble Health.
London, September '11. A representa
tive of the Associntcd Press called upon
Maj. B. A. Hurl?;, of New Orleans, ex
treasurer ol the Sl;ite of Louisiana, at
his hotel this morning. Mn.i. Burke was
very busily engaged in the dispatch of
necessary business preparatory to bis
departure for America on the F.truria to
morrow. When asked if he desired to
make any statement in regard to alleged
irregularity in connection with the Slate
bonds when he was treasurer of Louis
iana, Burke expressed regret that be
was not in a condition to give full infor
mation. He had no knowledge of the
charges that had been made, or of the
present situation at New Orleans, except
such us hud been conveyed to him in a
tew brief cable dispatches. These were
not adequate to enable him fully to un
derstand what allegations have been
i made, nor upon what ground. He had
gathered from them, however, that the
situation was of sufficient gravity to
make it highly exjicdient for him to re
turn to America at once. This would in
volve the abandonment for the present
of important business interests in Lon
don, which wouid be likely to result in
serious pecuniary loss. Hut he did not
hesitate to make the sacrifice, lor he felt
that be must hasten home in order to
meet at once any iiicsiion that might
arise touching Hie administration of the
office ol the Slate treasurer during the
nine years ol his incumbency.
For two vears of the period thai he
had the oflicc, bis lime and uttcntiou
were almost wholly absorlicd in the
work of the international exposition t l
New Orleans. During all this time, the
affairs of the State treasurer's office were
left almost entirely in the hands of men
in whom he had absolute confidence. Al
the time when he surrendered the office,
an exhaustive iii(iury into its adminis
tration was made by a legislative com
mittee, aided by experts from five banks,
:and from the commercial agencies of K.
G. Dun & Co.; and Bradstrecls report ot
this committee, issued in July 1887.
makes the position of coupons ierf'cctly
clear, llurke emphasized the fact that it
was ut his special request that a com
mittee ol inquiry examined singly every
coupon that had been paid. He denies
that he ever paid any invalid coupons.
A small uumlier of coupons, he declares,
were put aside and were never paid.
These are now in Ins possession, and will
show lor themselves. He expressed the
determination on his return to go fully
into the whole mailer as be realizes the
seriousness of the situation. Hut he
thought it undesirable, if not impossi
ble, to discuss such involved questions in
telligently in Loudon. He preferred to
wait till he reached home, and have the
light of full information. In conclusion,
burke said, with emphasis: "H it can be
shown that 1 ain indebted to the State
of Louisiana in any way I am ready to
make the indebtedness good."
Hurke's health is feeble. He has been
undergoing severe surgical oieratioiis
during the past four mouths. Mrs
Hurke ulso, lias lieen prostrated with
Hurke said his intention had been not
to sail for America until Octolier 5 ; but
his dispatches show that the situation
of ali'airs at New Orleans is so urgent
that he had no alternative but to bring
lo sudden termination the business which
had brought him to London.
IteniH ot Intercut.
'The Prince of Monaco says he will stop
.-irubliiiL' in his nrincinality if the great
nowern wilt L'rnnt him an annuity of
2,000.000 francs, and he will he virtuous.
We know men who would be virtuous for
tint half that amount.
The fact that 450 brake-men are killed
and 4,000 injured annually on the rail
roads of this country, shows the need of
some system for automatically coupling
cars to prevent this great loss of lile and
injury to men.
A Chicago office boy on a salary ol
three dollars a week retuseii an omr oi
five dollars from a reputable firm liecausc
lie was devoted to his employer. The
hoy's conduct pleased his boss so much
tl;at his wages were raised to five dollars
nt the end of the year, and in the course
of time the youngster was made partner
in the house.
Florida annually produces $;10,000
worth of honcv. $40,000 woii.h ol straw
berries, $50,000 worth of hogs. $:i.0.00')
worth of beef, $30,000 worth of sheep.
$750,000 worth of sponges, $:i50,00n
worth of fish and oysters, $3,500,001'
worth of oranges, lemons, limes and pine
apples, $05,0110 worth of sugar and mo
lasses, $"J(I0,0II0 worth of rice. $5"0.00l
ivorth of cedar. $20.000,ooo worth ol
lumber, and $400,000 worth of cotton
a total ol $30,000,000.
The destruction of cuttle hv bears in
the country bordering upon the great
swamps in the eastern part of the Stale
isgreatethis sunin.cr and autumn than
.ever ticfore. It is a remarkable fact that
the bears are the great obstacles to suc
eessful cattle raising there. They kill and
eat the largest cat tle, and find n quite
sate refuge in the swamps. Large nuni
liers of the bears have lieen killed, and
there is talk of organized attacks upon
them this winter.
"The progress that electricity has made
in tbi countrv is wonderful," says an ex
liert electrician. "There are now in use
Jn the United ritfltes more than 5,(550
vi-ntrnl electric stations for light and
.ouwer. There are 2100,000 are lights
and ,600,000 incandescent lamps. There
'.were 50 electrical railways in operation
up to Ju)y , and at present there are 86
.additional ronds in process of construc
tion. The increase of capital in electrical
investments during the venr 1NS8 was
The fact has been overlooked that a
tatue to Columbus, whose memory is
flow undergoing rejuvenation, was
greeted more than a century ago, and is
still there, being said to be the oldest
monument in existence in the 1'nited
States, with the exception of the
Pitt monument in Washington square,
Charleston. It stands in the grounds
of the Samuel Ready Asylum, upon
property whilh has changed owners lour
times since the statue was erected. It
was dedicated October 12, 1784, by ihe
French consul, Gen. de Amumor, who had
remained in Baltimore, with perhaps a
hundred French officers and soldiers,
after the close of the Revolutions' y war.
De Amumor was under Count de Grnsse,
and witnessed the surrender at York
town. Tbe monument has suffered
somewhat from irreverent hands, but is
BuHineHH in the (.rain Center Dur
ing Yeiiterday'H HettHiou.
Chicago, September 27. Speculative
trade in wheat was again of large vol
ume, but the market was very nnseitltd
and irregular, prices tlii.'tnating fre
quently and rapidlv. The opening was
weak and 'lic'sc. off, the weakness start
ing really on the curb yesterday. Light
exports, clear and gave the market a de
cidedly bear turn just at the finish. The
final closing figures were 1 '-till'"'.-, lower
for the day, September ami the more de
ferred futures showing greater weakness
comparatively than October and Decem
ber. A fair speculative trade was witnessed
ill the corn market and the feeling devel
oped was a little firmer. Trading wasin
the main local, the principal tea lure being
the heavy selling ol October and buying
of December by a firm of prominent local
traders which narrowed tliediftcrcnccaud
were selling al tunes al uearlv the same
price. The market opened al yesterday's
closing prices, was firm and gradually
advanced 'ic ruled steady, and closed
with near months at the same and oil
mouths 'c. higher than yesterday.
In oats the market was without new
features. Trading was light and mainly
lor May delivery. Very few outside
orders were received to either buy or self
and a quiet and steady feeling prevailed.
Ill mess pork only a fair trade was re
ported. Prices ruled Dial 2' -sc. higher
early, but an unsettled leeling prevailed
and prices receded 20ii25c. on mar deliv
eries, while November advanced l."a2lc.
and January ruled steady.
In laid trading wiss comparatively
light. Early leciing was stronger and
prices wire advanced 2',2a5e. but the
market weakened again and the advance
In suoi t ribs lss activity was notice
able. The leeling was easier anil prices
oeclined on'ac. on near deliveries.
AN AKRUNAI'T'S IIICATII.
DeNcendinit in a Parachute. He
In Drowned In Olncfco I.alte.
At the annual fair ol Otsego county in
Cooperslown.Xcw York, a tragic accident
occurred. The principal feature of the
day was a balloon ascension to be made
by" lidward Walsworth of Ilion, an
amateur balloonist. About 4 o'clock the
balloon was leady, and he entered with
out fear, lie had a parachute with him,
and was to descend when up about a
mile. Cooierstowu is on Otsego Lake,
and as the wind was in the direction of
the lake he was carried out some distance
from the shore.
When about a mile up he descended
from the balloon with ids parachute.
The wind carried him toward the middle
of the lake, ami when he dropped be was
a mile and a half from the shore, and
was drowned. Many spectators went
out ill boats, but they were too late.
The ascension was the prettiest ever
seen in Cooperstown. and the balloon
went up like a charm. It is thought thnt
Walsworth did not see his danger when
he descended. His first ascension was in
Herkimer a few weens ago.
Hrooklyn Jockey Cluli RaeeH.
Nkw York, September 27. First race,
selling, all ages six furlongs: Mule
won, Pericles second, King Cede third.
Second race handicap, all ages mile
and a furlong: Now or Never won,
Huntress sicoud. J. A. H. third. Time
Third race selling, all ages mile and
a sixteenth: Swift and ('.olden ran a
dead heat. Only two starters. In the
run off Swift won. Time 1.52.
Fourth race sweepstakes for I hrecyenr
olds and upwards mile: Bcllwood won,
F.leve second, Ncwburg third. Time I.4.S.
Filth race selling for two year olds
six furlongs: Dilemma won. Judge
Morrow second, Gunwod third. Time
1 .20' t.
Sixth race sweepstakes for three year
old noil winners: Hen Harrison won.
Oregon second, The Forum third.
KHcape of a Staife Kohbrr,
Hksskmkh, Mich., Septemlier 2i
(iogeliic stage robber, Keiniuiid Ilolzhoy,
otherwise known as "Black Bart," to
gether with s.vcral other prisoners, made
his escape from the county jail hure this
a. in. lie was brought here from Repub
lic, where he was arrested some daysago
for holding up the Gogebic stugcandmiir
dcring one of its occupants, Flcischbciu.
of Illinois. The sheriff has called a posse
eomitatus to pursue the fugitive and tele
graphed to all neighhoring points to in
tercept him. The ciivens arc much ex
cited and are turning out in large mini
1 ,v is to join in the mini h::ut. It is also
said that bloodhounds have been tcli-
graphed for to take up the trail.
! Hun ColUm Review.
Nkw York, September 20. The Sun's
i cotton review says: "Futures were
without decided change or feature of in
terest except out ol September corner
there was an early decline to 11.25.
a fresh break to 11.30 on short notice,
then a strong boom with some excite
ment to 11.65, with which the market
closed. Other months were a little de
pressed until it was seen that the inte
rior movement was small, when there
was more strength, although there was
quiet. Bulls are now promising a twist
on account of shorts. Cotton on the
spot was quiet.
At Chicago Chicago (, New York IS.
At Indianapolis IndiunpolisS, Boston
At Pittsburg Pittsburg 4, Philadel
At Kansas City Kansas City 8, Cin
At Cleveland Cleveland 11, Washing
At Brooklvn Baltimore 0, Brooklyn
2 in 4th
Quebec Attain Menaced.
(JfKHHC, September 27. Another fis
sure is visible in the overhanging rocks,
and the cliff is somewhat bulged out.
The kiosk at the end of Dufferin terrace
is also inclining over gradually. It islhe j
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j general opinion that a couple dt ys,
more o ram or n.gl.l s tros will malt
in nnoinci unnismiv. .wiw uiini,iiiuinj,
this, the city authorities are having a
roadway btiilt over the fallen rocks, just
as if there was not the least danger.
The Hickory Fair,
I Hickory Sentemlier 27. f Special.)
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I The lair closed lo-dav with exciting
racing by horses from Durham. Charles -
ton. Mt. Airy. Dallas and the county.
The occasion was a success m everv re -
i speet. W. F. T.
The Weather To-Daw.
Washington, Septemlier 27. Indicn -
tions for North Carolina Fair; north-
erly winds; stationary temperature;
warmer; fair weather on Sunday.
The Marion Free Lance claims that
Cnpl. J. S. Brown, of McDowell county.
N. C, is the champion wheat grower of
that Statefc His crop this year yielded
1,(120 bushels. On ten acres lit raised
1-44 bushels, an average of 14 2-5 bushels
per acre, which is a splendid record.
Salisbury Watchman: ('mod roads!
Uow arc we to get them ? The winter is
coining and the rains and the frosts may
lie expected lo produce their usual effects
upon our ronds. Good roads leading to
this town would benefit it more than tiny
railroad now existing fir any that could
Orange County Observer: Frost was
reported here Friday, Saturday and Sun
day mornings. Tobacco, in some sec
tions, was slightly damaged by Sunday's
frost. Mr. F.vans Turner, of Little
River township, a well known farmer
and brother of Hon. Josinh Turner, died
last Tuesday night. He leaves a wife
and one daughter. Pat Brewer, col
ored, who killed student Frieze al Chapel
Hill, made his escape from the peniten
tiary farm near Raleigh last Tuesday
Charlotte Democrat : W. J. David died
at Columbus. Ga., last Thursday, lie
was an ardent Alliance man, and his
heart was bent on defeating the jute
Irust. He was agent ut the wnrrhouse,
and since the cotton season opened jifte's
jaunt appearance was much more fre
quent than agent David's favorite cot
ton. These facts with the onerous du
ties of his office are believed to have has
.ciicd his death. The last words he pro
nounced on earth were "cotton hug
ging." Charlotte Democrat : Mr. Pearson, the
evangelist, has held three services each
lay during lb week at the Y. M. C. A.
building, which have been largely al
ien. led. many not aide to obtain seats.
Mr. Pearson's plain sermons, or more
strictly speaking talks, are listened to
wit b marked attention and are powerful
in winning souls to Christ. The after
noon services were Bible lessons for ladies
only, conducted by Mrs. i'earson. Great
Interest was manifested in these meet
ings, and the spacious room was crowded.
Mr. Pearson will close his labors in
harlolte on Friday. He will preach at
Rock Hill on Sunday next, a large tent
Having been creeled lor the mectidg.
I'.ivcttcvillc Observer: Mr. John Mc
I lull'ic mentioning the fact that on the
l'.)!h ami 20th insts. he had tor his guest
Mr. John Campbell, of Ouwhiflle towi -shii
gave us some interesting informa
tion concerning this old gentleman, so
remarkable for his longevity and physi
Mr. Campbell will be ninety-nine years
ol age on the 2llth prox., and call still
walk from ten to twelve miles a day. He
has never married, never used tobacco,
and has been throughout lite a remark
ably temperate man in all respects.
OuwhiHlc township has been long noted
l'oithc good health and longevity ol its
inhabitants; and Mr. Campbell says
that Joe MeKcthan, colored, is 17 years
oliler than he being fully 110 years o I
age ami is even now the best basket
maker in the county. The walk to town
and back the same day, a distance of 20
miles, is only an ordinary act for Joe.
Wreck of the Koyal tieorjee.
All the Vi'nr Kuuml.
Again, in 1711, the F.dgnr, scveuty
fonr guns, just home from Canada, blew
up in Portsmouth harbor with 800 men
on board, nearly all of whom perished.
Hut the loss of the Royal George came
upon the people in an impressionable
mood, and, finding a poet to record it, his
homely lines were soon ill everybody's
mouth, and children without end have
learned them by heart. The Royal
George was lying quietly at anchor oil
Spithcad after a spell of' foreign service,
there were fiddles going between decks,
and Moll and Sue were there with bum-boat-women
and all kinds of visitors
from the shore. The Admiral was in the
cabin writing, and the officers were
calmly watching the operations of the
workmen from the dock yard, who, to
dean the ship's copper sheathing,
"Had Hindi the vesst l luvl
And laid ln-r nil lur side.
nst then a puff of wind came from off
sliote, the ports were open, the gnus
not properly secured.
"llinvil went tile Rn;
Willi nil her crew c
Not every soul perished, however. A
captain and a lieutenant swam ashore,
and a midshipman was also saved, with
one or two seamen. The captain, seeing
the ship going down with a swirl, seized
young ! icrce, the middy, by the waist
band and flung him into the sea free of
the vortex of the sinking ship. The boy
could not swim a stroke, but a sailor
helped him to keep afloat, and then to
the main shrouds, for when the ship set
tled her topmasts wereslill above water.
sheep too, swam ashore, with an in
fant holding on to the fleece. But all the
rest perished the eight hundred of crew
and officers, and many who were not
rated on the ship's book. The line-of-hattle
ship Boyne took tire in 1T'.I5 at
her moorings at Spithcad. Officers anil
crew escaped by the boats sent to their
assistance, but the ship, drifting away,
made tor the harbor with the flood tide,
and threatened destruction to all the
shipping. Fortunately she took the
ground near the Castle and her maga
zines blew up with a tremendous report
that shook the town to its foundations.
The nuelllMtM and the Law.
News iinri Courier.
The recent duel between Williamson
and Calhoun promisistobenvcrvserious
matter niter all, us it should "lie. The
principals and seconds and important
witnesses have been surrendered to the
Alabama authorities by the Governor of
Georgia, and it is hoped that the trial of
the case will lie pressed without tear, j
It would have been
favor or affection
Itr better had the law lieen more prompt
:o take cognizance of so scnndrflous a
to take cognizance
breach of the public pence, lint as it has
moved with a leaden heel it should now
strike with uit iron hand.
The duelisls cannot plead ignorance of
the law they went about the business of
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aLieinpeiiii; i-o I"' eacii oinci wiui u ne-
I determination to defv the law.
nm tc nw !i,mlil ,K. mUm -m (lr((T
that other would lie duelists may he de
terred from the exercise of like murderous
intentions. There is nothing in this
whole uffair that should appeal to the
charity of the public, ond lieeause of the
i bigh social position and distinguished
'..I. ......- ..1 flu. ..nlictu tliu .U.....I...
, character of the duelists the penalty
: should le all Hie more severe.
; something of a Brier.
1 wtlminRtil Review.
we were siiown vesternav ov Air. lo-
t geph W. Curr, ot Duplin Ronds, a brier
1 vine which sprouted from the ground in
the early part of Mav and was taken
, from its roots on Monday. It measured
I Ibrty-one leet.
IH M c CO.'H REPORT OF THE
1IHT10N OK HISIM:SS
IHiHliieHH IndicationH (Generally
KavnmWe-Trade More Active
an Incrnse in ExportN Xoliced
The Monetary Situation.
NliW York, September 27. R. G. Dun
N: Co's review of trade tor the week says :
Business indications this week are gen
erally favorable. Throughout the North
west the colder weather has made trade
more active, and at the Fast improving
manufactures and the he.ivv export
trade stimulate business of all kinds.
Exports from New York for four weeks
exceed last year's by 25 per cent., and a
like gai l elsewhere would mean an excess
of exports over imports for the month
approaching $0,000,000. The increase
in imports here has been IiutH1:' percent.,
but that excess would not meet the
allowance for interest tiudei valuations
and freight chaigts; so that foreign ex
change has advanced during the week
' be. The Bank of Knglund lias raised its
rate Irom 4 to 5 percent., and that hank
lost $855,00(1 specie for the week, tin
Hank ot Prance also losing ih2,275,000,
and the Bank of Germanv $2,124,000.
These evidences of foreign demand, with
the low state of reserves at New York
render monetary futures less loose, and
t he rates for moncv have advanced du
ring the week fullv I per cent, on ctill
with increasing caution in commercial
The treasury lias helped during the
week by disbursing $2.1 no. 1100 more than
it has taken in, and reports from inlcrioi
joints all indicate an ample supplv ol
money for legitimate needs, and no sti in
geney. I'util Thursday the stock market had
been comparatively inactive, though not
declining. But a sharp ndvnucchassincc
appeared, putting tbe average of prices
fully 50c. higher than a week ago. Re
ports of foreign buying of securities tire
ciiculntcd, but the market seems still
mainly confined to professionals, though
its advance should indicate a stronger
confidence as to the monetary future and
also as to the early settlement of rates.
Manufactures tire clearly improving.
At Boston the sales of wool have been
$2,080,1100 less than for last week, with
prices about steady, and the demand is
more active. At Philadelphia manufact
urers tire also buying, though with cau
tion. No present change is noted in the
goods market, which, indeed, has been
less active since the storm ; hut there is a
growing confidence that busiuessisgoing
to ini nrove.
The demand for iron and steel still
meets the very large supply, and changes
in prices are all upward. Pig iron can
still be had at $10.75 for Southern and
$17 for Northern No. 1, $10 for No. 2
and $15 for mill: but from $1 to $1.50
more is paid lor preferred brands.
Blooms have advanced $1, bar. platcand
structural nulls are busy, and while $20
is asked for rails at all the eastern mills,
ami $30 quoted at Philadelphia, such
prices tire not yet established by the con
At Pittsburg $31 .50 is quoted, and al
Chicago $33. The rise from the lowest
point has been $3 at tiie F,.isi,5 at the
West. The scarcity of manganese ore,
which has risen $5 at Pittsburg, is an
important clement. Coal is rather
stronger, but the demand does not yet
meet tbe supply. Copper has been a
shade stronger abroad, but dull here at
1 Ie. for lake, and preparations to refine
the large Anaconda output by clectio
lytic process promises to greatly in
crease the supply of better qualities.
Wbe.it has risen 2:,c. during the wi'ik
on sales of 24,0110,000 bushels, not be
cause of larger foreign demand, but be
cause supplies coming in do not gradc
so well and are not so large as was ex
pected. The price is low at best, but
there is nothing as yet to inodily the be
lief that the supply for the year will
much exceed all demands.
Corn has fallen over .and oats 1 ic.
with moderate trading.
The Liverpool corner in cotton is
threatened by a general stoppage of
mills and n rapid movement from Anferi-
ean plantations. The port receipts thus
tar arc exceeding last year s liy l.io.oiin
bales, and exports by 54,000; and price
iiarl declined three-sixteenths.
Coffee is a quarter lower on sales of
312,000 hags, and oil a cent lower on
Pork products arc rather stronger,
and butter two cents higher. The gen
eral tendency of prices is upward. though
the advance for the week has been slight,
but signs ol a greater activity in all di
rections are encouraging, and the only
unfavorable symptom is the uncertainly
as to the monetary supplv.
Business failures occurring throughout
the country during last week number, tor
the I'liUed'Statcs 105, Canada 27. total
102, against 108 last week.
-OIliMl-ill? Klll'I'k. !
Liifisvit.i.i', Ky September 27. The
full meeting of Hie Louisville Jockey club
closed here lo-dny, The feature of the
day was the detent of Long Dance by
Out Bound in the stallion stakes in which
only three horses started. Out Bound
won in a common gallop. More short
horses have won at this meeting than
ever known in the fall of the year.
First race three-fourths of a mile:
Buckler, won Consigner second, Bonair
third. Time 1.1 7'
Second race handicap, one mile,
Nevada won, Somerset second, tjuudnrro
Belle, third. Time 1.43'.
Third race five-eights of a mile: Gracie
M. won, Lottie S. second. Pilgrim third,
time 1 .03' t.
F". iirth race great American stallion
stake, one and three-fourths ot a mile,
starters Long Dance, Out Bound,
Metal: Out Bound won, Long Dance
second. Metal third. Time 3.15.
l'if'll, race one and one-eighth miles:
i Si.ect!it..r won from Tenlike by a neck's
W'"rv Antonio. S,ctntor fouled
I lenlike almost un tier the wire and was
lisouulilicd. lenlike won. Aiilomu sec
ond, Plunder third. Time 1.50.
Ronhery of Mail Bairt.
Ai.i.iaxck, O., September 27. Several
mail bags were stolen at Salem Depot
early this morning us they were thrown
off the Fort Wayne express. They con
tained a number of registered letters.
Tailed States insiectors are investigat
ing. Hurke on II 1h Way Home.
Nkw Orleans, Septemlier 27. The
! Times Democrat last night received a
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cable from ex-State Treasurer Burke
now in London saying : "1 have engaged
passage and will sail from Liverpool on
the steamship F.trurin for New York Sat
urday. A Rewplte Uranted.
j Richmond, Va., Septemlier 27. Gov.
I Lee has respited for two weeks negro
I Walker who was to have been executed
I at Chesterfield court house to-day.
TWELVE Ht'XDKEU FEET.
iew York's Projected Tower
Which Will HiirpasM F;inel'H.
Detroit, Mich., September 25. Mr. ! We give insertion to the followingeriti
Charles Kellogg, general superintendent 1 dem of an article in yesterdav's Citizen
ot the Kellogg setindess lultc and inaiiu-i ., .... , , .,
,- . , ... n , . on (.ood Harbors on the (u , written
laettirnig companv of I-indlniid, Ohio, at i
present visiting in' this city, is authority j ''.v a gentleman, who himself lives on the
lor the statement that New York islignr- Gulf. We freely admit all he says about
ing on the erection of a tower which will ' UK. superceding of natural waterways
in everv respect surpass the famous Kitlel , , ,- . , . . .. , , .
lower of Paris. It is the design, Ml, '' t'hcial chanuels ol transportation.
Kellogg savs, to oiler this tower as the j 1,1,1 "llr purpose was to call attention to
crowning reason why the world s lair ;
should be located in New Yord, thus j
throwing Chicago, into conlussion at the'
Inst moment. SiK'h capitalists as Jay
Gould autl Russell Stige are backing t lie
movement. Mr. Kellogg is at present i
engaged in preparing the plans. I
The tower will cost in the neighbor-!
hood ol $2,000,000, and will lie fullv
1.200 leet high
less than 1,01 ill.
the Fill'cl tower being
It will be about 350
feet in di.'inieicr aL the base ami about
100 leet til the suminil. 'flic details are
somewhat crude and incomplete as yet.
The frame work will be seamless steel
pipe of sufficient magnitude to support
the immense structure with absolute
safety. "1 am at present figuring on
triple glass," said Mr. Kellogg, "which,
if practicable, will give the lower the gen
eral appearance of a gigantic crystal
Four elevators will run Irom the ground
to a certain elevation, then two will car
ry passengers stili further toward tile
sky, while the crowning lliylit will be
-panned by n single cicvnlor. The sec
ond lloor will probably he devoted to
restaurant purposes, I ilea will come read
ing and writing rooms, and other con
veniences, and it is understood that the
crowning story of I he gigantic structure
will be taken by the government for ob
servatory purposes. General Swuimnnd
others in authority are of the opinion
lIuiI half a million dollars annually can
lie derived from the summit of the tower
ill this manner. The plans will have to
pass the customary array of mechanical
experts, who will lest uudcommcnt upon
them from every standpoint.
Il is a great enterprise, and, it' success
ful, will reflect much credit upon the pro
jectors. Mr. Kellogg says thai litho
graphs of the great tower will he ready
lor inspection in about two mouths.
In Henslon at ItrooMvn IHhcumh
New Yoke, September 211. At the
Fpiscopnl Colored Clergymen's conven
tion to-day ti motion to make theensuing
conference triennial instead of annual
was lost. A coiuniiuee consisting of
Rev. W. S. Tuncll, ol Brooklyn, Geo. F.
Braggert, of Norfolk. Paulas Moore, of
Liberia, C. Bishop, of New York, and
Thomas W. Cain, of Galveston, was ap
pointed to present to the general confer
ence of the 1'nited States that meets next
week a memorial, which, after setting
forth certain facts relative lo church doc
"In view of the foregoing facts we ask
what is the position of colored men in
the church? Is it in accord with the race
doctrines taught by the church that when
men have once been admitted into the sa
cred ministry of communion of thechtirch,
new restriction should be made ill spirit
ual and religious rights ol the colored
man which should not be made in those
of the white man ? We ask the general
conference to give us an emphatic, une
quivocal uiisw-er to this our earnest and
almost despairing inquiry."
At the evening session an address wns
delivered by Rev. Dr. McDutfy, ol Ral
eigh, N.C.on the condition of the church
in the South.
llloody Heeds Enacted Near llir
BiKMiMtiiAM, Ala., September 27.
Death has rcaticd a harvest in lelVerson
countv to-dav This morning George I
listers got caught ill the fly wheel of a
rolling mill at Gate City autl wits beaten
lo pieces. He leaves a family. j
W. Benton, an employe of the Pullman !
Car Co., wiisto-diiy wnikingbnek behind j
the car in the Georgia Pacific yard. The I
car was disconnected and moving slowlv I
and he was trying tostop it with a crow I
oar. lie fell across the track and Ins
body was cut in twain.
Deputy sheriff' King Yiinn went out
ihis morning to arrest a negro mimed
John Sicele, at Walker's station a few
miles from this city on the Knslu
dummy line. In sight of a dum
my loaded heavily with people, ohn
defied arrest and killed Yuan with
a double barrel shotgun. Ynnu leaves a
ivili' atul totir lit tlf iliilrl-u 'I'll,, lie
lied, htit n posse caught him a niileor 1
two away, making tor the Red mountain, j Park lloti-l. He lias recently hud a sc
His dead body, riddled with bullets, is ; vm. il,Hss in Washington city, but is
an investigation .it tile
l, ,,ls ,a in,. .
A telephone message lo the Age-! K"(l hihiicnccs ol this climate, and the
Herald from Pratt Mines says: John I present brilliant weather. He exacts to
Maxwell, already tinder a $10,000 liond imnin Krv two wclcs.
for murder, litis just killed n woman, and ,
reporters have gone to the scene to in-1 Mr. S. II. Sellers and wife, cd Pensaeola,
vestigiite. j Fin., have been hereabout a fortnight,
WantM Tliein sent to Vermont, j guests '' Mr- McCnpe. Mrs. Sellers
Raleh.m. September 27.-Governor ! cal,u" 1,lT'' '"" 'Ull"llic Cit-V' N' ' "
Fowlc in reply to a letter of the Seen- helpless invalid. She has so substan
tary of War suggesting the removal of j tially improved as to be able to walk
the Indians al Mount Yeruon barracks v,..lv nil over iln- ,ii v
to the mountain section of North Caro
lina, expresses disapproval of the propo
sition, as that region is in process of
rapid settlement by the whiles, and sug
gests thai the Indians be located on the
abandoned lauds of Vermont.
"I.A IIEI.I.E MARIE."
A Very Fine I"re-eiitntlou to a
Perhaps no play of similar character
could have drawn a larger audience in
Asnevinc man i.a neue .uaric as pre -
sented bv Miss llerndon and her com -
panv at tin-opera hall last night. Nearlv j Gray's "North American Flora. The
everv reserved real was taken and the j geographical area ot distribution extends
. I Irom Labrador and Hudson bav to
galleries were packed. The play itself , por;la anil Mexico, and from the At
was all that had lieen claimed for it, and lantic to the Pacific, livery State has
thestory of wrong and retribution was ; one or many species.
well told in the lines, spoken with force So says an exchange. The golden rod is
and verve by Miss llerndon ill the title now on its glory in all this section. No
role. Her admirable French was simply doubt Professor Gray, who frequently
ierfect, while her costumes were unusu-1 visited Western North Carolina, and pro
ally handsome and attractive. Her sup- noniicc it the richest botanical treasure
port was very fine, and thestagc sellings house on the North American continent,
and effects lent much to the successful found new varieties here, to make up his
rendition ot a good play. Altogether, nnmlier of seventy-six specimens. No
"Ln Belle Marie" is well worth seeing, i where have we ever seen it as large and
v i rTTIT rr:ir i-
Nearly all ot the Ashevilhans attending
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the Hickorv Fair have returned to the
Mr. W. W. Avery has gone to Raleigh.
A7i EOITORIAI. REVIEWED,
HitcliwayM and ArtifUl il
natural conditiotisas they existed .and do
exist, and the rights growingoutol them
to carry out natural tendences by arti
ficial aid and inducement, where it is
necessary to provide them. Nature, by
pouring its waters into the Gulf, pointed
out that the harbors with which they
emptied should lie the v Unix eutripots
for the business of the peopleliving along
or near their channels; and it is their
righl to claim lor those harbors such aid
from the general government its to put
them, whether icuchcd by natural or
artificial channels, on e quality with lliost
Atlantic ports the government has un
equally favored and fostered, and then
avoid thiit unnatural diversion of trade
by a course at right angles with the
natural one. Hence, and also, with the
object of national security and con
venience, we urged attention to the
harbors on our Gull coast :
Hd. Citizen: In your editorial of yes
terday you spoke otWater courses tribu
ttiry to the Gull as affording the natural
ami cheapest lilies of direcsion to such
points ol shipment. As a questiouol fact,
this docs not exist. Wherever the rich
lands of the South offered business, or a
prospect of it, railroads have been built.
The Cumberland, Tennessee; Ohio, Mis
sissippi, Red, Arkansas. White, and
manv of the smaller streams have
been paraled, sometimes on both sides,
There arc but live harbors on the Gull
that sea going vessels frequent, in fact,
there are but four with any foreign com
merce, viz: Pensncola twenty-three feet,
Mobile seventeen leet, NewOi leans thirty
feet, Galveston about twelve or fifteen
leet. Outside of New Orleans, Pensncola
litis more vessels than the balance of the
Gull ports. Last year 458 vessels went
foreign, and 110 to domestic ports, all
laden with pine timber or lumber.
To-day til. re are either loading, or pre
paring to do so, thirty-three square
rigged vessels and two steamships. In
1S80 and in 1887 the government had a
n.-ival drill, and the Trenton, Brooklyn
and several others came over the bar,
and steamed past the city to their rendez
vous about seven miles up t he bay. where
the crew went on shore and camped.
And on this port, the government has
not spent over $200,000 since the war,
and this was done to save the inroads of
the s.a on the reservations.
There is not a dry dock or marine way
ill or on the Gulf, on which can lie taken
out the vessels the Failed Statesarecom
pelled to keep in the Gulf, lixeept the
dismantled nav yard at Pensncola,
where no repairs can be made at present;
there is not a navy yard south of Norfolk.
It is it necessity for this government to
have a navy, to command that resiect
abroad our importance demands, ami to
protect our coming Merchant Marine,
for it is patent to the most careless ob
server that our honieconsiimption is not
at all equal to our production, and it is
to those South American nations, south
of us, that we must look for a market,
and our productions should be carried in
our own ships.
The commission appointed to select a
site for a Gulf navy yard have not yet
reported, but it is likely that Pensaeola
or New Orleans will be selected. S.
IOI.KS VOlt KNOW,
Who They Arei WhereThev Are,
inf What They Are Iloinic
We are very much pleased to learn that
the venerable Judge Bryan, of SoitthCar
oliua, lormerly 1'. S. District judge, who
came here a cripple from injuries received
bv a door in il workshop falling on him.
and whose locomotion f
only possible on an invalid's chair, is
now so much improved its to be able to
walk freely about the hotel. This im
provement seems to be a just reward for
the charming patience and undaunted
spirits of the venerable jurist, now 80
years of age, whose vivacity throws a
spell id' cheerfulness all around him.
Senator Yoorhees is here, at Battery
' i now improving
Mr. Frank Saunders litis gone to the
I'niversily of Virginia where he will at
tend law lectures during the present ses
sion of that famous institution.
Mrs. J. L. Morgan, of Winston, who
i has lieen visiting friends in this cilv for
some time past has returned home.
Hugh Atkinson has gone to Kmory
and Henry College, Ya., where he will at
tend school this session.
. Sevcntv-six siiecimcns of golden rod
1 i solidago ) are dcscrilied in Professor
' splendid s that we have gathered near
Wnvnesvillc. There it is so tronreous as
. , . ,
to give it full claim to competition as the
I National flower, a flower that grows
and is loved from the lakes to the shores
1 of the Gulf.
TIIE NEW CRUISERS.
ADVERTISEMENT! FOR PRO.
I'OSAl.S FOR STEEI.
IHHued hy the Navy Department
YeHlerday The OHHipee will not
Take MinlHter ItouiclaHH to Haytl
The Hiehldent Returns.
Washington, September 27. Adver
tisements were issued to-day from the
navy department for proposals for steel
for use in the construction of the two
new cruiscis of 3,000 tons each, known
as Nos. 7 and 8, which the government
will build at the New York aud Norfolk
navy yards. The bids will lie opened
September 31, the delivery of steel
to commence within thirty days
from the date of eon-tract, and to be
completed in six months. The
steel called for is all that will be ne
cessary in the construction of the two
hulls, and is divided into six classes on
which the bidders may make separate
The board of navy yard commandar.
appointed to investigate the navy pit
chasing system has adjourned after d
ciding that the present system iseflicieni
and only minor changes in the direction,
of reducing the numljers of vouchers)
cheeks, etc., can be made without detri-
mini, m sci vui:.
The secretary of the navy decided this af
ternoon to revoke the orders command
ing the Ossiiee to convey Minister Dou
glass from Norfolk to Hayti, it having
lieen represented that "the Ossipee's
boilers are not in condition to make a
sea trip, lie then ordered the command
ant of the Kearsagc, now at New York,
to prepare his ship to perform this ser
vice. She is about ready, and will prob
ably sail from New York, where Douglass
will go by rail Monday.
The President and purtv arrived in
Washington Irom Deer Park" at 4.25 this
Bond offerings to-dtiy aggregated
$750,500, all accepted at 128 for tour
per cents and 105 for four and halfs.
They Work All Riicht Here and
;ive No Trouble.
We learn with surprise, through the
Charlotte Chronicle, that the directors
of the Richmond electric railway con
clude that the motive power was too
expensive, had proved a failure, and that
there must be u return to horse power
unless more reliable motors can be sup
plied. The Chronicle says :
This is the first complaint of this char
acter that the writer recalls. Wherever
electric street cars have been used, except
in Richmond, the rule has been that they
cost less than any other motive power.
What does the Citizen say about the
use of electric motors in Ashevillc?
In reply we state that the electric mo
tor is the first and only power ever tried
here. The directors had confidence in it
from the first, and have neverlost it. So
far from it, that with growing popular
ity of the Asheville electric railroad, the
directors might wish they had more of
it. And they will have in a short while.
Why Richmond should fail and Ashevillc
succeed so brilliantly is past understand
ing. Certainly here the grades arc
steeper and longer and the lines more
crooked than in Richmond. Our electric
road has come to stay, the pride and
comfort to its patrons and the source of
profit to its owners.
We may further say to the Chronicle,
that a line of electric railway is to be
laid between hereand the Sulphur Springs
I Carrier's Hotel I a distance of four and
and a half miles; and an effort which
promises success, is being made to lay a
like road to Weaverville, nine miles north
of Asheville. Most surely our directors
will never say die.
LIST OF JI HOKH
Drawn to Serve at the November
Term of the Federal Court.
W. H. Higdon, George Jacobs Macon
Hiram Rogers, Jas. Parks, I. R. Abels,
B. B. Jones Haywood county.
W. P. Moore, W. F. Pairs Clay
B. M. Smith, F. P. Allman Jackson
Joseph L. Green. John Hamrick, J3seph
Garland Mitchell county.
G. P. Axlcy, J. B. Patton Cherokee
Jonathan Morrison, D. C. Allen, M. M.
Moore, W. P. Fletcher. J. M. Lyda
A. B. Welch, G. W. Battle Swain
J. M. Rice, J. A. Reeves, John Lawson,
A. J. Roberts Madison county.
B. C. I.nnkford, Ale. Gray Transyl
J.J. Colvard, Daniel Johnson Graham
C. R. Bird. R. K. Williams Yancey
Thomas Rymcr, J. T. Sorrels, W. J.
Worlcy, Geo. Raymon, Geo. Clemments,
A. Lytic, A. H. Pinkerton, J. B. Cain, C.
B. Jones, N. B. Westall, J. T. Justice, J.
L. Cook, W. R. West, Sr., J. Noweil,
James Nichols, Jesse W. Morgan, S. S.
Norman, R. V. Blnckstock, Stanley For
ney, Wuites Goodman, John Whitson, I).
M. Connnlly, David Neal Buncomlie
The City Council was in regular weekly
session last night.
Mr. J. M. Worley and Miss Nora Big
ham were married at Webster Thursday,
Rev. J. C. Orr officiating.
Among the recent licentiates to practice
law by the State supreme court, is Mr.
C. B. Atkinson of this city.
Yesterduy morning at five minuttes
past ten o'clock, in Santa Anna, Texas,
Mrs. I'ndine V., wife of Mr. R. H. Hare,
formerly of Asheville. Mrs. Hare was
about twenty-nine years of age, and was
u-u i... u- - -r-:--l
' iiciu uoc ui iiimijr in uucviiuuuic mucin-
, . - ... . ...
brnnce. bearing with her and retaining in
her new distant homes the love of the
friends of her younger days.