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ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1889.
) VOLUME V.
OREGON ADMITTKD AS A SEP
Western Bishops Speak of the
Need for clcrifymeii lit Their Re.
spectlve oloceses-A Tribute to
Bishop Vatl's Memory.
New York, Octolier 7. The General
C jnvcntiuii of Hie Protestant Episcopal
church of America oened its session as
usual to-day with reading of the morn
ing praver. The House of Deputies was
called to order at 10 a. m. The Rev. Dr.
Hauckel, chairman of the committee on
new dioceses, presented a report on me
morial from the missionary diocese ot
Oregon, asking that it be admitted as a
diocese, and that missionary Hishop
Morris Ik made bishop of the diocese.
The report was accompanied with resolu
tions that the request contained in the
memorial le complied with, and that
rir,.,.,.ti In- admitted as a remilar diocese.
The vote was taken upon the single
notion, whether. Oregon should lie ad
mitted as a diocese, and it was unani
mously decided that il should be so ad
mitted. The question then remained
whether the consent of the convention
should lie given to the election of Bishop
Morris as. hishop of Oregon. Mr.
Hurgwin, of Pittsburg, and Kcv. Dr.
Godwin, of Pennsylvania, spoke in op
position to the resolution, but when it
was voted upon, it was unanimously
adopted, so that Oregon is now n regu
lar diocese of the Protestant Episcopal
church, and Hishop Morris is its dio
cescan. There was then presented by the
Kev. Dr. llanckcl a report recommending
the admission ol a new diocese in Missouri,
and it was adopted with but one dis
A delegation from Pond du Lac pre
sented a memorial asking that no further
revision lie made in the prayer book, and
it was referred to the committee on
A delegation from Rhode Island pre
sented a memorial stating that any
change in the name of the church was in
expedient. The House of Deputies then
ndiourned ; and witli the addition of the
House ol llishops, went into session as a
board of missions.
Hishop Tuttle, of Missouri, presided
over the session ol the board of missions.
It began with the singing of the 19th
hymn. Many ladies representing the
woman's auxiliary were present and
took seats in the body of the church with
the delegates. Hishop Tuttle announced
that the board would listen to an ad
dress bv the missionary bishops, each to
Kiienk lor not more than twenty minutes.
The Hrst speaker was Hishop Hare, of
South Di'kotn. lie spoue 01 tne nccu oi
financial assistance of South Dakota,
hut saifl the greatest need was of great
wen, strong, zealous, earnest ministers
of Christ who would lie satished to find
their o.-iv mostly in giving the word of
'.oil to those who arc in darkness. At
l hp conclusion of Bishop Hare's address
Hishop Whipple, ol Minnesota, reported
lurk the reoort of the colored commission,
accompanied with an appeal in liehall ol
their work, asking that $40,00(1 be ap
propriated for that work during the
..miiiur vear. and that the diocese ol
Kentucky lie asked to iiermit Hishop
Dudley, who he said, seemed destined to
lie an apostle to the colored people,
to give as much time as possible to
the work undertaken by the commission.
The report was made the order of the
lay to lie taken up as soon as the order
of the day preceding was disposed of.
The next shaker was Missionary
Bishop Paddock, of Washington. Healso
told of the work done during the past
three years, and of the needs ol the dio
cese for financial assistance.
He was followed by Missionary Hishop
Walker, of Northern Dakota. He said
that when he went to Dakota he was
clad to learn that.it was an agricultural
and not a mining community. Hut he
liad learned that even larmers might lie
migratory. With the exception of two
or three towns in North Dakota, all other
towns have shrivelled during the past
year, and many who have settled as
farmers there have moved away. One
great cause of this, he said, might be
found i" the blizzards. Despite the diffi
culties encountered, the numlier ol
churches increased from four to seven
teen, and of these, only three are in debt.
The bishop said he needed tour new
churches, and also asked that he be pro
vided with a car in which he and other
missionaries could travel and sleep, and
from the rear of which they could preach
along the line of railroads. In Dakota,
lie said, were numerous so-called towns
or cities, many of them numbering
...,l seven or eight houses, and these
houses so small that there was not room
in them to give accommodation to a vis
itor tor the night. The exceeding cold
ness of the winters made it necessary to
build houses as small as the requirements
of the family would admit. Bishop
Walker's time was extended to one
o'clock, when the board took a recess for
In theatteruoonsession, Hishop Clarke,
,.f uhiulc Island, urcsided. The first
siienker wns the Rev. Koliert Shaw Locke,
who, for the past fifteen years has been a
missionary in China. He said that the
only hope of converting the Chinese.
Japanese, or the natives of India was by
having native missionaries. To think ol
converting China by means ofone bishop
and five missionaries was absurd.
The next speaker was a colored man,
Kev. J'aulus Moore, of Cape Palm,
Africa. He suggested that the United
States should subsidize a line ot steamers
to Liberia. This, he urged, would ben
efit t hr commercial interests of the I ni-
ted States, and benefit the interests of
the church in Africa. Christianity, he
said, was a practical question, and it
Should be found in commerce, in trade,
and irt politics as well as in religion. He
concluded by asking that $150,000 be
given to the Liberian mission to build
churches and schools, and sustain mis-
Missionary Bishop Talhott, of Wyo
ming and Idaho, spoke of the work pro
gressing in nis aioccse miu ui us uun,
Lthln monev and men. At the conclu.
sion of Bishop Talbot's address Rev. Dr.
u..nip of Kansas, moved that the board
..'missions adjourn as a token of res-
to the memory of Bishop Vaile,
of Kansas, who died on the 6th, mst., at
Brvn Mawr, Pa., while on his way to
the convention. Before the motion was
adopted it was resolved that the resolu
tions of regret for the death of Bishop
Vail be adopted and that a deputation
i..,.,i.i lu. ,...,.inteH to attend his tuueral,
ii thr uioii of the House of Bishops
it was resolved that Bishops Clurke, of
Rhode Island, ymntard, ot lennessee
,1 Whinnle. of Minnesota, should at
tend the funeral.
The Weather To-llav.
WabmiTon, October .-Indications
lor North Carolina. Fair till Wednes
day night ; no change in temperature;
WOODS OF THE WEST.
Thousands of Acres) Timbered
with the Finest Trees.
From Big Hogback, or Toxaway
mountain, one of the great summits of
the Blue Ridge, then, is a range of moun
tains of no small magnitude, running in
a northward direction, dividing the
waters of the Tuckaseegce and Pigeon
rivers on the west from those of the
French Broad on the cast. The waters
of the latter stream run in an eastward
direction to the French Broad projier,
which winds its way in a northwestward
ly direction and eventually commingles its
musical notes with those of the Tucka
seegee and Pigeon before they reach the
Gulf. On this great mountain, or rather
range of mountain, interjected hetween
the Blue Kidge and Alleghaney in this
county on the eastern exposure, are to be
found thousands ol acres of original
forest timliered with every variety of
oaks, Miplar of the largest size, chestnut,
hickory, beach, mouaiuin manogany, a
most beautiful hard-wood, ash, cherry,
buckeye. Ivnn and last but not least,
covering the summits of the lofty peaks
of this chain in Transylvania and Hay
wood, is to be found the balsam tree
extending quite a way down tne siacs oi
There are two lines of railroads located
near to and parallel with this vast ex
panse of timbered land. It is this balsam
timber that we desire especially to call
attention veritably we believe it to be
the ''Cedar of Ix-banon and that it can
lie utilized for wooden ware, in the place
of the cypress or cedar, possessing these
distinct neeu lanties. tile wooit is oi a
bcautilul white, light, straight grain
texture, susceptible of a line finish.
The trees arc huge and tall, many ol
them being clear of limbs and knots tor
forty or htty teet, and m many places st
dense that locomotion is entirely im
peded. In fact, to travel two miles, is a
day's travel, anil in this immense grove is
a nud-dav twilight. The supply is almost
inexhaustible, but to appreciate its
duantities and magnificence one must see
it. The accessible water is beyond com
putation. These grand mountains are
vastly rich in minerals. There are
several veins of hematite and magnetic
iron ores also quantities of talc and
soapstone, corundum and mica, which
have been profitably worked by our
licoplc, unskilled in such labor, and forty
or fifty miles from market. Asbestos,
copper, lead, and silver tracings arc
abundant. All of these fields are open to
capitalists, who, are cordially invited to
come and see for themselves.
Not to capitalists alone is this an at
The health and pleasure seeker is this
an Eldorado. Its streams are filled with
speckled beauties, the mountain trout;
small game, is abundant, the gracelul
antler and the solemn countenance of
bruin can often lie seen.
The Voice is under obligations to Mr.
J. E. Merrill for the above information.
No one has had finer opportunities for
posting himself thanourinformer, he hav
ing been for. years by bent of mind and
official duty called upon to survey these
National Jockey cluh Races.
Washington, October 7. The fall meet
ing of the National Jockey Club opened
rather inauspieiotisly. The sky was over
cast, and the atmosphere was very win
try. There were fair fields of horses, but
thev were not high class. No book
makers were allowed on the grounds,
and lielters had to place their money
either in French mutuals or auction
First race six furlongs, all ages: Hess
won. Dalesman second. Lilly third. Time
Second race six furlongs, all ages
Meriden won, Tom Kearns second, Mary
T. third. Tunc 1.1 7'i.
Third race five furlongs, for maiden
two vear olds: Sam Doxev won, Cor
nelia second, Craker & Co.'s colt third.
Fourth race Potomac stakes mile
and a furlong, for three year olds: Ice
berg won, Seymour second, Beck third.
Time 2.01 v.t.
Fifth race mile and a sixteenth, free
handicap sweepstrakes : Oriflamme won,
Persuader second, Leap Year third
Sixth race McKiblien steeplechase
Klphin won, Apollo second, St, Swithin
Cincinnati. October 7. The fourth
extra day, fall meeting of the Latonia
Jockey Club found the track mgood condi
tion, weather cold, and attendance only
First race purse for two year old
maiden fillies, five furlongs: Rosalia
won, Julia Magee second, Lottie third.
Tune 1 .o'a
Second race selling three-fourths ot a
mile: Lizzy L. won, Bonnie Kitty second
t-Vostv third. Time 1.17.
Third race selling purse lor three year
olds seven furlongs: Irish Hoy won,
rwr I.odce second. Calgore third. 1 line
Fourth race fiitecn-sixteenths of
mile: Bettina won, Marion C. second
Fannie third. Time 1.37.
Fifth race s lling purse for two year
olds, eleven-sixteenins oi a muc: nnpiii-
ness won. Salute second, ouuny Bank
third. Time 1.12.
A Dream Realized.
Augusta telegram to the Newsand Cour
ier. October 6, says :
A verv strange incident occured
in Aiunista to-dav in which a horri
hie dream was realized. Last night
Mn I. Gittleson. who resides on
lower Greene street, awoke from her
sleep and aroused her husband, to whom
she related a terrible dream that she had
iust dreamed, that her father had died
Nothinir further was said of the dream
but shortly after breakfast this morning
the door bell rang, and when the door
mas nrwnpr1 M telecrnuh Imiv appeared
with a message. The dispotchcontained
'Father died suddenly.
viwt the remains in Columbia." The
telegram came from Knoxville, Tenn,
Mrs Gittleson's lather, Mr. Dave Epstin
for thirtv venrs a resident ot Colum
bia, S. C, and he only removed from
there one year ago to Knoxville, where
his sudden demise occurred last night.
The remains will be carried back to the
Capital City, where thev will be interred
in the family Durying grounu.
Piedmont Exposition opened.
Atlanta, Gn., October 7. The second
Piedmont eximsition wns formally in
augurated here to-day with appropriate
exercises. There was a military proces
sion, followed by an address at the ex
position grounds by Gov. Gordon,
Speaker Clav, Mayor Glenn, H. W.
Grady and Senator Whitfield. The run
ning race, halt mile heats, was won by
Billv Parker, Almeda second, Dakota
'.Business 111 the Grain Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Session.
CniCAC,o,October7. There was alittle
more doing in whent to-day within a raii-
idly Huctualing and moderate range ot
prices. The market opened strong, but
broke off quickly under large offerings,
the impression being that the visible sup
ply would show a very large increase.
A decline of aV3iC. was established when
the returns of stock in sight on the black
board commenced to show that theearly
anticipation might not lie realized by
half. There was some buying to get
back wheat sold, and also some long
buying. This carried prices steadily to
the top notch of the duy, or c. above
early inside prices for Deeemlier and c.
for May. As usual, however, when the
figures were posted'there was a disKisi
tion to realize, which carried prices back
again to the inside figures of the day.
Around-88c. for Deeemlier buying, a
prominent local trader bccuine quite con
spicuous, and this proved the lowest
point ot the day. For some time the
market ruled steady, and the closing
finally was the same as Saturday for De
cember and Vsa'ic higher for May.
Corn ruled quiet and inactive, the
greater part of the session, trading being
almost exclusively local, and fluctuations
within narrow limits. A prominent local
oierator was a moderate purchaser of
year aud a seller of November.
Oats were active, weaker and lower.
The depression wasducto heavy arrivals.
Trading was only moderate in pork.
Prices ruled 5a7'sc. higher, and the ad
vance was fairly well maintained.
Only a fair business was transacted in
lard. Prices 7Vial()c. higher, closing
comparatively stead v.
A fair trade was reported in short ribs
and the feeling was firmer. Prices ruled
7V4alOc. higher for Octolier, aud 2Vtn5c.
for other deliveries and market closed
Morristown, Tenn., Octolier 7. Spe
cial. The conference is progressing wit!'
its ordinary business. Rev, J. P. Mc
Teer and Rev. J. N. Lotspeicli were lo
cated, the latter with his consent. Kcv.
J. I,. Moser, Rev. I). V. Price, Rev. C. M.
Bishop and others will be transferred to
other conferences. The conference will
not adjourn before Wednesday,
Ii. C. KANKIN,
Sunday at Morrlstowm
Mokristown, Tenn., Octolier 6. Every
hureh. white and colored, in Morris-
town was crowded to-day, and some of
the finest talent in theeonferencefillcd the
pulpits. People came into the city from
nitons bast lenuessee towns trom uu
over the country to preaching.
McFarland s opera Mouse was packed
till there was not standing room, to hear
Hishop A. W. W ilson, one of the hnest
and most polished orators in the South
ern Methodist church. To givennything
horter or briefer than his whole sermon
would be ridiculous.
At the conclusion ol his sermon he or
dained the followiug young deacons:
W. I., ones. C. H. Ix'Few, 1. K. Cham
bers, M. C. Graham, W. S. Neighbors, J.
A. L. Perkins, C. M. Bishop, George W.
rcslev. I. C. Maners, J. A. Clarke, I. n.
Simpson, C. W. Kelley, A. H. Tow, J. A.
Duvall, S. b. llouk and ih tmicspie.
A Remarkable HlHtory.
Sharon. Penn., October 6. C. F.
son, a digger in mine No. 3,atStoneboro,
this county, dropped dead last nigni.
Carlson had u remarkable history. He
was the son of a Swedish nobleman, who
disowned him on nccount of his mar
riacc to a neasant girl. He came to this
country, nnd lor ten years has eked out a
miserable existence working at vnnous
obs. His father offered to restore him
if he would abandon his wife, but Carl
son steadily refused all such offers.
He was heir to $45,000 which would
have come to him on the death of his
mother. It will now go to the eldest
son. He was nneiy educated, out insi
living and the kick ol a trade or protes
sion compelled him to mine coal to sup
port his wife, . who, with two children
survive him. An effort will lie made to
communicate with his parents in Swe
den. Illnena of Admiral Porter.
Newport, R. I., Octolier 7. Admiral
Porter has been dangerously ill at James
town for two weeks, but his family have
tried to conceal the fact, which has
finally leaked out; yet, they are still in
clined to keep quiet. His health has been
verv delicate all summer, and it is with
out doubt, his lust illness, the end of
which is near at hand.
Later. A reporter who called upon
Admiral Porter at his resilience in James
town found him feeling better than for a
long time, and exjiecting to return to his
Washington home shortlv. There is no
cause for the alarming runiorseoncerning
the Admiral s health which became public
Lorisvn.i.K. Ky.. October 7. At three
o'clock yesterday morning two masked
men attempted to rob the express train
on the Knoxville branch of the Louisville
and Nashville road. They got on the
front platform and tried to force the
door. A fight ensued wtth the baggage
ai:d express men, and the robbers were
routed, one of them being wounded.
Washington, October 7. Information
was received here to-day that ex-Gov.
Perry, of Florida, is believed to be dying
at Bandera, Tex.
Bond offerings to-day aggregated
$842,600, at 1.27 for four jiei cents, and
1.0535 for four and Units.
A Large Cotton steamer Ashore,
Rai.timokk. October 7. A telegram
was received here tonlay trom Norfolk,
Va., itating that an unknown steamer
was ashore at Watehaiirtague Inlet, Vn.,
about sixty miles north of Cnpe Charles.
She is cotton luden, and full of water.
Mr. Frank E.Robinson, of Detroit, who
spent several weeks here during the past
summer, writes us that he will soon return
to Asheville, bringing his family with him
He will remain here as a resident if he
can make satisfactory business arrange
ments. We knew he was pleased with
Asheville. He writes that since his re
turn to Detroit he has been as active as
an emigrant agent in trying to turn his
people this way.
True bills were found in the United
States circuit court at Richmond, Va
vesterdav. against A. S. Hooper of that
city and" John P. Abernathv of Peters
burg, indicted for mail robbery.
BURKE GOES BACK.
HE l'Ol ND TELEGRAMS WAIT
ING AT QI'EENSTOWN,
Which Made His) Return to the
EnicllHh Metropolis Imperative
The stolen Bonds coming- to the
surface at Mew Orleans).
London, Octolier 7. E. A. Burke, ex
treasurer of Louisiana, who sailed from
Liverpool for New York on the steamer
Tetonia, but disembarked upon the ar
rival of the steamer at Oucenstown, and
returned to London, says that when he
arrived at (Jucenstown and returned to
London, he found waiting him there a
numlier of telegrams from Mr. Matthew
Robhins, his Ixmdon agent, insisting
that he return to attend to negotiations
relating to his Central American and
other properties, which Robhins said
were imperilled through the haste in
which he had taken his departure. Burke
says that he also received a cable dis
patch from his principal :ri New York,
who likewise urged him to remain and
complete his business in England, or to
put it in a safe way tor completion.
Burke sent his family on the Tetonia,
and says that he will expedite the busi
ness connected with his American trusts
and transfer his powers of attorney, etc.
Both kobbins and himself, Burke de
clared, are confident that they will com
plete all arrangements and put every
thing in order so that Burke can sail
within a week. Burke says he has not
had a single communication from the
State officials of Louisiana. Referring to
the alleged confession of reporter Stuns
bury to the effect that he pledged illegal
bonds for him, Burke said, "can any one
credit his employing lad. Junior, an
employe on his pajier, as a trusted con
fidant to raise cash on.invalid coupons?"
He never employed Stansbury in any
confidential business. Burke says
he trusts he will succeed after
his return to the United States in
discovering how the illegal bonds
got afloat. He declines, meanwhile, to
make the slightest suggestion directing
suspicion toward anyone. He declares
that the Attorney (jencral ot Louisiana
and others directing the present inquiry
are animated by political animosity, and
he eagerly awaits the moment when he
will confront him in New Orleans. Time
after time during the course of the inter
view Burke recurred in excited and ener
getic terms to his anxiety to face his as
sailants at the earliest possible moment.
He is fretting under the disadvantage en
tailed by his enforced absence from
New Orleans, October 7. The grand
jury to-dny mude the lollowing report:
lion. K. xi. Marr, nidge ol the criminal
district court: When the grand iurors
assembled on last Saturday, they repor
ted to your Honor their agreement to
meet at 7.30 o'clock in the evening, and
at the end ot that session it was their
purpose to adjourn over till Wednesday
next. Matters of great public interest
we are developing themselves at that ses
sion. However, it was determined that
an adjournment should lie ordered for
this morning at 10.30 o'clock. We have
the honor to report that thr following
missing bonds known as constitutional
bonds, have been recovered and have
been turned over to the attorney general
of the State, to wit: Two hundred and
lil'ty-two $1,000 bonds, numbers 249 to
oOO, $252,000, two Hundred and thirty
$500, numbers 31 to 35 and numbers 7(i
to 300, $115,000, 163 $100 bonds, num
bcrs 3H to 200, $16,300, twenty $
bonds, numbers 181 to 200, $100. To
tal amount received $383,400. We have
deemed it our outy to make this an
nouncement to your Honor, so that from
an official source, information may reach
the public, and to some extent, tend to
settle the condition of the financial affairs
ot the State. Respectfully,
Thos. J. Woodward, foreman.
Attorney-General W. H. Rogers, states
that ot the stolen constitutional bonds,
there are still out the following: $1,000
bonds numbers I'M to 1,000 forty-nine
$1,000 bonds, numbers 201 to 248 in
elusive $49,000, forty $500 bonds, mini
liers 36 to 75; $20,000. Total constitu
tional bonds unrecovered $70,000.
The impression now is that all the stolen
bonds will be recovered by the authori
ties, most of them being held in this city
A Sl'RPRISE PARTY.
"Tom-Cat" Reception at
Club East Evening.
Last night at the Cosmopolitan Clul
Mr. E. H. Ncice tendered to our popular
young lawyer, Thomas A. Jones, one ol
the most surprising of surprise parties
ever given in Asheville. But a chosei
few knew of the pleasure in store for
them until arriving upon the scene, and
when the surprised appeared and were
escorted to the banquet hall astonish
ment prevailed. Upon entering the cosy
dining room the first object which
greeted their eyes was eleven "tom-cats"
in miniature, presided over by the
one and only original lorn. unaer
these suggestive caricatures upon the
wall wus placed a throne for
that honored guest. In front, upon a
table, rested an organette, licaring the in
scription "Every Tom hisown musician,"
and other presents characteristic of the
taste of the recipient, awaited accept
ance. After the honored one had taken
his sent an ode in praise of Thomas,
'Laus Thomas," was read by the genial
host, and as verse after verse was ren
dered appreciation waxed warmer, and
every one realized more fully than ever
that in Asheville there remains one and
onlv one inimitable ' Tom." In the midst
of laughter and jollity nil "went merry
as a mnrriage bell," and over "pipes ol
peace" every one parted with recollec
tions of a pleasantly spent evening.
Terrific Gale In England,
London, October 7. A terrific gale pre
vails to-dnv throughout Great Britain
and Ireland. It is particularly severe
along the river Mersey. Much damage
hns been done at Black Onl and in Lan
cashire and in Ireland. The galeis blow
ins with tremendous force in the Irish
channel. Large numliers of shipwrecks
have lieen reported. The telegraph wires
in manv places have been blown down
The British ship Prince Louis, from Que
bec, August 25, has been driven ashore
Was yesterday issued to the following
parties by the register of deeds :
D. H. Walker to Nannie S. Walker,
W. G. Reeves to Mattie loncs.
TRINITY'S NEW ORGAN.
A Heautltul Instrument, pleasing-
to Eye and Ear.
The new organ in Trinity Episcopal
church was ready for use Sunday morn
ing. It is a beautiful instrument, sur
passing expectation. It has the striking
feature of presenting two fronts ; for it
was built with reference to its being
placed in one end of the north transept,
which is a corner position ; and the use
of two fronts of pipes in gold and dove
color, together with the large cluster of
pijies in the same color, relieves the dead
ness of a plain sir!e presented to the eye;
and this is effectively and elegantly re
lieved by the arrangement adopted. It
the apiearance was satisfactory, much
more so were the sounds. The church
was largely crowded on Sunday morning
by its own congregation and that from
other churches whose pastors were ab
sent. Mr. Midmer, the builder of the or
gan, took his place at the keys. Atten
tion wasuhnost painlully acute as his lin
gers touched the spring of the life of the
instrument. With clear, but low and far
away tones, came forth thesoftest, sweet
est, most spirituelle sounds, an exhalation
of sound rather than the body of sound
itself, distinct, and yet so faintly audible,
that the very breathing was suspended
to catch the soft fcolian whisiers. Grad
ually the sounds gathered strength
enough to develop harmony and melody;
but as the music came forth during the
private deyotions of the rector, it was
appropriately soft and subdued. But the
tone of the instrument was developed,
and eye met eye with a glance of de
lighted satisfaction. Subsequently dur
ing the service the full tones of the organ
were fully brought out, proving it to lie
one of great power, sweetness and com
pass. Midmer & Son have faithfully fulfilled
their contract, and given Trinity church
an organ to be valued as a suierb instru
ment of its size and class.
To our friend of the Brevard Voice for
its kindly, flattering perhapsexnggerated
estimate of our information regarding
Western North Carolina, its products
and resources. The Voice does not exng-
erate one thing; and that is our interest
in this section, and the pleasant pains we
have been at to acquire knowledge of it.
It has been purely a labor of love, but we
may say the paths we have trod have
been strewn with flowers, real and met
aphorical; for we have always found
something new and beautiful to attract
at every new step taken, in every turn of
the landscape, in every change in the at
mosphere, in every tree, in every flower,
in every rushing sparkling stream ; above
all, in the generous cordial welcome that
has every where greeted us, in theexhaust
less kindness that has everywhere at
The Voice does not overstate our wil
lingness to impart to others the informa
tion we have acquired ; it has perhaps
overestimated the extent of it.
Tranferred to Kansas City.
Rev. Frank Siler, of Franklin, passed
through the city last night on his way
home from the Conference. Mr. Siler and
Rcv.C. M. Bishop, for the past two years
in charge ofthe Riversidechureh, thiscity,
have been transferred to the Missouri
conference, and given charges in Kansas
City. Mr. Siler will go to Wyandotte
church, Kansas City, Kansas, and Mr.
Bishop to Melrose church in Kansas
City, Mo., the river dividing them. These
young men are two of the most promis
ing in the Holston Conference, and their
many Iriends will regret their departure,
hut will accompany them with the best
wishes for abundant success in their
new field. Mr. Siler will start for Kansas
on Monday, and will lie joined by Mr.
Bishop at Nashville, Tenn.
Caught With the Cornet.
Frank Black, a colored youth about
twenty years of age, was arrested at
Gaffney City, S. C, Sunday morning on
a telegram from chief ot police Baird, ol
this eitv. Frank had for sometime past
been in the employment of C. Falk, the
North Main street music dealer, and had
stolen a silver cornet and ten dollars in
money on Friday. Late last night
special deputy A. K. Ogburn left tor
South Carolina to bring the criminal to
this city to stand trial for his crime at
the coming term of the criminal court.
Black had the cornet in his posesion
when arrested by the Gaffney City offi
The warm and delightful weather of
Inst week had an abrupt termination
early Sunday morning by the coming on
of a strong northwester, which blew con
tinuously all that day and night and late
into Monday afternoon, during which
time the dust was driven through the
streets in blinding clouds. There was a
marked fall in temierature, and yester
day fires and winter wrappings were in-
dispensible to comfort. Ii the wind
lulls during the night, a killing frost may
be looked for this morning. Last night
at H o'clock the mercury stood at 38'
We regret to learn that this divine,
now in New York in attendance upon the
Triennial General Convention hns been
unable to take his seat on account of an
attack of sickness, the seriousness of
which we are not informed. He suffers
from an attack of malarial fever con
tracted somewhere in his visitations
through the State. His many friends
will wait with solicitude further informa
tion of his condition.
A New Trial Probable.
Rai.kii.ii, October 7. It is the general
opinion here that Father J. J. Boy le will
be granted a new trial.
Roped in by Rambling Reporters
Roaming Round the City.
McDowell superior court is in session
this week, Judge Phillips presiding.
A slight fall of snow was reported
from the extremesouthwestcrn section of
this county yesterday.
A large tobacco steaming warehouse
is being erected on Water street by Childs
& Moorman, of Lynchburg, Va.
Heavy tobacco breaks were had at the
Farmers' and Banner wurchouses yester
day. Leaf offerings were fine and prices
W. A. Mestayer and Theresa Vaughn,
supported by their own company, will
shortly present "A Night Off," their poi
ular play, in this city.
The regular monthly meeting of the
County Commissioners was held at the
court house yesterday. Only routine
business was transacted.
Work on the Camp Patton extension
ofthe electric street railway is rapidly
progressing, and the early completion of
the line is anxiously awaited.
The permanent organization of the
Asheville Young Men'sChristian Associa
tion will take place at Rev. Dr. Rankin's
church Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.
The tile pavement in front of Mitchell's
store tin Patton avenue, put down by
Mr. C. E. Moody, is very handsome and
attractive, and should cause the neigh
boring projierty owners to go and do
It is said, upon good authority, that
Rev! Jas. Atkins, jr., will lie elected to the
presidency of Emory and Henry College
by the present Holston Conference. No
better or more suitable selection could be
made in the South.
The shooting tournament of the Ashe
ville Gun Club will take place at the fair
grounds this afternoon a 4 o'clock. This
will lie the last target practice ofthe sea
son, and the marksman making the best
score will lie entitled to the permanent
ownership of the gold badge.
The Conference of the M. Ii. church hns
lieen changed from Clifton, S. C, to
Asheville, and the annual meeting will lie
held in Rev. C. 0. Jones' church, corner
of Haywood and Buttrick streets, com
mencing Thursday evening, Octolier 17.
Bishop I. W. Joyce will preside.
Rev. W.J. Erdman.of the Presbyterian
church, a resident of our suburban neigh
bor, Victoria, preached two most able
and instructive sermons from the pulpit
of the Central Methodist church Sun
day, Dr. Kankin, the pastor, being absent
at the session of the Holston Conference
now in progress at Morristown.
The Fall of Temperature,
Observable, not only here, but else
where, finds explanation in the following
telegram to the News nnd Courier, Sat
urday night. And we may here remark
that the indications sent out for this
State are not worth a copper. They are
"hindsights" instead of "foresights" or
forecasts, as they are wrongly styled.
The telegram to the News and Courier
"Washington. Octolier 6, 1KH9. Ob
server. Charleston: Hoist cautionary,
northeast, 10.50 p. m. Cyclones off the
Carolina coast. High off-shore winds.
The wind at 7.45 p. m. was blowing
from the northeast at the rate ot thirty-
one miles ier hour, equivalent to about
forty-six miles per hour on the bar.
Sergeant Smith was asked at 1 1 p. m. if
he was able to make any prediction trom
the condition here as to the probable
course of the cyclone, but he would not
S)iceulnte in the absence of olhcial nilor-
At 12 midnight the temperature had
sunk to 58. The wind Ix-ing trom the
north, and slightly to the east, it was
likely that very cold weather would pre
vail in the tipiier part ot the Mate.
Here, the wind came out from the
northwest. Wc rarely, if ever, get the
northeaster, thanks to the high screen of
the Black mountains stretching from the
northwest to the southeast, exactly
acioss the path of that unwelcome wind
Jackson County Items.
From the Webster Herald, received
last night, wc learn that Thomas Ens-
ley, one ofthe men caught by the falling
of rocks in the Kaolin mine on Cope
mountain, died from his injuries a few
davs nfter the accident.
During the court an Indian, tried for
horse stealing, wns convicted and sent
to the penitentinry for five years; and
Henry Jackson, convicted of stealing nn
axe, was sentenced to the same institu
tion for one year.
Sheriff McLain, indicted for criminal
neglect for permitting the escape of pris
oners in the eye of the law in his custody,
was found guilty, and by order of Judge
Clark, was dismissed from his office, nnd
the costs of the trial assessed against
him. He has appealed ; and pending the
appeal, will perform the duties of his of
Mr. W. H. Bryson, who will be 92
years old on the 9th to-morrow, was
in Webster on Saturday visiting
Fodder, sweet potatoes and tobacco
were entirely lost by the killing frost of
Sheriff Reynolds and Taxes,
Sheriff Reynolds informed us yesterday
at 2 o'clock that he had issued fifty war
rants during the day for parties who had
failed to list their taxes, and that L. H
Smith, H. C. Jones and J. M. Jones, dep
uties, were still out alter the delinquents,
There are in the county 800 delinquents
600 of them being in Asheville township.
Sheriff Reynolds says he intends collect
ing every dollar of his tax, and will make
his settlement by January 10, 1890,
which will be something unusual, if ac
THE GREAT CONCLAVE.
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR FLOCK.
ING INTO WASHINGTON
From Every Section of the I'nlon
The Red Cross Banner Hangs
From Every Window and Music
Fills the Air, Etc.
Washington, D. C, Octolier 7.
Special. The train of ten Pullman
slccicrs, bearing the Knights Templar
from the South, including Cvrene No.
of Asheville, arrived this afternoon,
ight hours late.
V. F. Randolph.
Washington, I). C, Octolier 7. The
brisk chilly north-west wind, which flut
tered flags and streamers decorating the
buildings along the line ot march winch
will be followed by the Knights Templar
morrow proved rather a cold welcome
the visiting commnnderics when they
irrived in this city to-day, but the warm
reception which they received from the
crowds on the streets acted as an offset
the inclemency ofthe weather.
The organizationsalrcatlv comfortably
ensconsccd in their hotels and other hos-
lries together with the ladies accom
panying them were engaged in viewing
he public buildings and other points ol
The district commanderies, resplendent
ostrich plumes and bright unilorms,
were busily engaged in escorting the ar-
mg guests to their headquarters.
The roll of the drums and blare of
trumpets everywhere filled the air, as
commandery after eommandery filed up
the wide avenue.
The city is a city of waving plumes,
uiitinir flans nnd glittering costumes.
The Knights have been arriving all day,
and will continue to come until to-morrow
morning. All the hotels and a ma-
ntv ol the boarding houses in the city
ave been converted into temples, with
the red cross banner hung from the win
dows, and every place where food was
rved was besieged trom early in tne
morning. It is the most orderly
great crowd that has ever apieared in
asnington. 1 nc most, sinsuig icaiwc
the gathering, aside from the great
numliers and fine uppearance ofthe men,
the large numlier ot ladies and chil
dren that accompany the Knights.
here seems to lie fully one-half as many
ulies from abroad upon the streets us
there are Templars, all wearing badges
of the same kind to identify them with
the soldiers of the cross.
Another feature of the occasion is the
eat number of fine bands, of which
ery commandery seems to have brought
one, and nil of them ore good musi-
ans. Receptions and serenades are the
rderof the evening, and good music and
good fellowship abound.
FOLKS VOl' KNOW.
Who Thev Are i Where They Are,
and What They Are Doing.
Col. J. M. Ray has gone to Greenville,
Mr. J. B. S. Mcintosh, of WayncsviMe,
in the city.
Mr. W. B. Gwyn has returned from a
trip to New York.
Mr. John Hart, of Greenville, S. C, is
the city on a brief visit.
A. E. King and I. S. Rogers, of Green
ville, S. C, are at the Swannanoa.
Sol.C. Weill, a prominent young lawyer
of Wilmington, is at the Battery Tark.
Senator Z. B. Vance is here from Gom
broon nnd is a guest at the Swannanoa.
A biographical sketch ol editor Tilman
. Gaines apiieared in yesterday's Even
A. Whitlock has gone North to replen
ish all his lines of goods. Lookout for
Mr. T. R. Gaines, associate editor of
the Evening Journal, is visiting his family
at GalVnev City, S. C.
Rev. C. D. Smith, I . D.,of Franklin, was
the city yesterday on his return from
Conference at Morristown.
M. I. Stewart, Esq., of Winston, is
here advertising the attractions and
events ofthe approaching State fair.
Capt. E. K. Bctts, a well known citizen
if Danville, Va., and a prominent tobacco
buyer on this market, is here for the
Mr. P. A. Cuniinings returned from
Morristown yesterday, where he sjicnt
Sunday in attendance upon the Holston
Rev. Jas. Weaver, has been appointed
presiding elder for the Asheville district of
the M. E. church, South, by the Holston
Dr. J. A. Reagan returned from Morris
town, Tenn., Sunday. He has been in
attendance upon the session of the Hol
Hon. Thos. D. Johnston has returned
from Macon, Franklin county, where he
addressed a meeting of ex-Confederate
survivors Friday, morning.
Mr. Ed. Weddin left for Philadelphia
yesterday to undergo a course of treat
ment in the surgical department of the
Mr. T. H. Cobb returned to Asheville
Sunday evening from Lincolnton, where he
has been in attendance u)ion court in the
interest ofthe Carolina Central railroad.
E. C. Chamliers, of Chambers &
Weaver, is now in the northern markets,
where he will purchase additional stock
for the lively stable ot the above named
Mr. Wm. Siler, of Dallas, Texas, who
has recently been on a visit to his old
home in Franklin, spent Sunday in the
citv with relatives and friends. He leaves
this morning for home.
Mr. T. C. Starnes left for Timber Ridge,
Tenn., yesterday afternoon. He will be
united in marriage to Miss M. Campbell,
of that place, to-day at noon. A bridal
trip north is on the program before re
turning to this city.
Rev. W. S. P. Bryan, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church of this city, left yes
terday to attend the Synod at Charlotte.
Two hundred and twenty-seven delegates
will be present. Mr. Bryan will return
to Asheville Saturday evening.