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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER g, 1889.
AN IMPOSING PARADE.
KIFTEEN THOI'DAND TKMP
UR9 IN LINK.
With Banner Flylnir and Bandit
Mavlnic the streets Tremble Be.
neath Their Steady Tread Re
viewed by tlie President.
Washington, 1). C, October 8. To
dav occurred the parade of the Knights
Templar. The morning was cold und
raw and unpromising, but as the day
wore on the face of nature brightened.
At half past twelve o'clock President
Harrison entered the reviewing stand
leaning on the arm of Secretary Windom.
He was followed by Secretaries Tracy,
Noble ihkI Rusk, Attorney-General Miller,
(icn. Schofield anil (Jen. Vincent, as Adjutant-General.
They were accompanied
by Mrs. Harrison, Dr. Scott, Mrs. Scott
Lord, Mrs. Hallord, Miss Sanger and
several Indiana friends. The entrance ol
the presidential party was the signal for
The sun hud meantime broken through
the clouds of the earlier morning, and
now shone with pleasant warmth and
undiinmed brightness. A lew minuU-s
alter the President's arrival the head ol
the procession tiled around the corner of
Fifteenth street and marched with meas
ured tread in front of the reviewing
stand where the President stood, doffing
his hat in response to the salutes witn
which he was constantly greeted. Sir
Myron M. Parker, with forty-live aids
un" horseback, six or eight abreast, fol
lowed bv the Washington commaiiilcries,
Headed the procession. They were ac
companied by the Marine band which
was the recipiciu ol many cheers as it
passed the stand. Secretary Blaine
entered the stund at this moment, and
courteously bowed to the assembled mul
titude. The Pe Mulay eommandery of
the district ol Caliioruia, preceded by a
squad of mounted buglers, made a tine
impression. It was followed by a pro
cession of carriages, the foremost ol
which contained Grand Commander
Koome, who deferentially bowed to the
President, who as deferentially returned
the salute. Many of the officers ol the
grand array as tiiey rode by, stood on
their carriage cushions while making
their salutations to the President.
The second division was composed
entirely of the New England organiza
tions, headed bv St. John s Commandery
No. 1,of Providence. K. I., all tall fine
looking men. The Third Division ol
New York State Templars was headed
i by the Grand Commaudcry of the State.
i The commaudeiies from Virginia, Dela
X ware, Vermont, New Hampshire and
J (Connecticut made up the Fourth Divis
ion. Stevenson Conunundery of Staun
ton, heuded by the Staunton band,
.twenty-five strong, in bright red colors,
t headed the cominunderies. Richmond
5 .commandery No. 2 introduced a varia
1 ition in the appearance of the parade. In
S .place of swords they carried lorg lances
-k tipped with silver of a dull hue, and
their vestments were adorned with sil-
wer facings. Another ot the Virginia
f icominanderies carried lances tipped with
jgold. The Fifth Division was composed
t of comtnanderies from Ohio, Kentucky
and Maine, with the Columbus, Ohio,
eommandery in the van. The Grand
1 eommandery of the State ol Kentucky,
, headed by a band playing the sympa-
tbetic air of "My Old Kentucky Home,"
was greeted with a warm welcome,
, which broke out afresh as the De Molay
' Commandery of Louisville, whose band
"(. was plaving the same touching strain,
passed liefore the reviewing stand. The
last named eommandery is known
among Templars as the champion drill
icorps of the United States, and the grace
,of its evolutions was greatly appreciated
bv theadmiringthrong. Formingtheend
i tit this Division, but sharing with the more
J forward ranks in the applause of onlook-
r8, was the "Little Commandery" from
l the Masonic Home in Louisville. It was
I composed of small lads, but in drilling
) nd appearance, it had little to fear from
F. the senior organizations. The Sixth
Division contained only Pennsylvania
I men. In the lead came the Athletic band
C i.f Philadelphia playing the "Stur-Spnn-.
ed Banner" as it passed the President's
ataud. Nextcame the Pittsburg Comman
erv No. 1 Pittsburg, 200 strong. The
i pi. Mndelphia Commandery No. 2 dis
I nlavc'1 a magnificent banner of velvet
j .0h tr;inmed in gold and surmounted
bv a huiie ifolden emblem. It wus carried
lvfiveyounj negroes. The Pennsylva-
nia commandene were distinguished by
their strength of muster and by the
r splendid costly bamiers which they
5 . irried These commandenes all dipped
I their colors in r Vnnl
, although some times . he eflorl to do so
t was evidently painlul to l ie banner
f liearers The banner ol kadesh Com-
t mundery of Philadelphia was borne by a
1 single knight and he attempted to lower
it as he passed the stand, but the task
proved too much for him, and he was
1 ni ... ..ail fnf mmifituitce. 1 he
Compcncu , r
Seventh division was composed ot com-
munderies from imnunu. micuif;.... .
., i i..M..n.i4ftv ni Texas. The
Indiana men all lowered their Ijunners
and doffed their hnts as they passed the
v it ; iiitiwiisi iiifiK un i. lie miwiv
.f4L. i in and had l.weiitv-
ounc liiin." a..-. ,
cieht separate commanderie in line with
Apollo Commandery No. I of Chicago
:..T i-, f th State attracted
ami coiiii'""fc.. - j , .
universal attention. It was preceded by
the Royal Canadian Band ol Toronto.
.ana carricu a -r r
them by the Golden Gate Commandery
of San Francisco tnrce ;
Jamous Goat, of Masonic tradition was
1 A U n vim tl(T frill red hov lenind hnirle-
ood Commandery. The long proces
sion had wearied spectators, and there
were signs of impatience manifested at
ibis time, which aoon, however, gave
mav to a feeling ol lively interest as
the California Knights moved m sigiu
ii,. l,f nfthr Ninth Division, headed
by forty members of the California Com
mandery. no, 1. oi oau rruiiciacu
mounted. Their uniforms were elegant
and they wore long black clonks ol vel
. .(..luirnMif nnmnvnted with the in
siTiriaol'the Order worked in white silk.
There wua a flutter of handkerchiefs and
- t,mt- fla ( iolilrn (Jate Coni-
mandery of San Francisco passed by a
small live black bear, surnamed Zeru-
i.ii , u (rimti of our vouth. I was
perched on the box in a wagon which
ti T w Wtsu'i-tnsin fltlH New
Jertcy commanderics also marched in the
Ninthdmsion. l nc ientn uivwiuu
omiwscd principally of conininnderica
("rfortria. The old
guard of St. Louis, beaded the division
:.. . ui.n uhiwiitmI th- trrnnd com man
deries of South Carolina, Mississippi and
Louisiana. The Missouri commauderics
aad the Palestine of Savannah were the
principal teaturesonnisaiviaion. iiumw
on the grand stand became somewhat
fatigued about this time, and mnny per
sons left their seat. The President and
his cabinet however gave no evidence of
weariness and retained their positions
tmtil the end. The Eleventh division
made a very fine display. It was com
posed of representatives from Minnesota,
Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska and West
Virginia 'and the grand coinmanderies
of Colorado and North Carolina. All
marched well and were applauded as
thev passed the stand.
The Maryland'.delegaiion was particu
larly large and imposing. Its approach
was indicated by airs, "My Maryland"
and "Dixie." The Twelfth division
which contained onlv Cviene comman
dery of Sioux Fulls, Dak., Geoffrey D.
St. Aldemar preceptory of Toronto and
and Grand Commundery of Wyoming
Territory, terminated the procession,
which consumed three hours in passing
the reviewing stand. It is estimated
that there were about 15,000 Knights
inline; but the fact that they did not
mrrh in serried column, but in pictures
que squads and crosses, tended to retard
their progress. As tne uisx imiihi pusncu,
as the last hats doffed to the President,
as the Inst salutations were courteously
acknowledged, the people on the side
walk pressed forward to have a glance
at Harrison. The President, however.
rather wearied from the ordeal of stand
ing for hours in the cold air almost all
file time, without covering to his head,
immedintelv left the stand and accom
imnied bv the ladies of the party, strolled
across tlie lawn to the White House.
Numerous strangers sought admission
to the executive mansion, but they were
informed that they could not be received
until to-morrow. The last commandery
passed the Presidential receiving stand
at 3.30 o'clock. The procession fulfilled
the remainder of its long line of march,
and was finally disbanded at about an
The Grand lincainpnient began its ses
sion immediately upon arriving at the
Masonic Temple at the close ol tlie pa
rade. Myron M. Parker delivered an
address of welcome on the part of the
local commanderies and introduced Com
missioner Douglass, who welcomed the
Kniirhtson behalt ol the city, lo ootn
addresses, the Grand Master responded,
and this closed the public exercises. I lie
Kncampinent then began its business in
The KcmuII of tlie Boyle Trial
Much Talked About.
The trial of Father Bovle, which termi
nated at the stroke of 12 o'clock Satur
day night, resulting in a verdict of guil-
v. and the death sentence, was tlie un
absorbing topic of interest yesterday and
Sunday. There was great diversity of
opinion expressed as to the justice of the
verdict. Many were greatly surprised
when the verdict was announced.
It was stated yesterday that oneof the
jurymen wus u relative of the family ot
the prosecutrix ami it was aiso contra
dicted that two of the jurymen were
Bovle's statement and hisconduct land
ing the death sentence on Saturday night
have been much talked about. Notwith
standing the fact that it was midnight
when the verdict was Drought in, tne
court house wus crowded. The motions
of the counsel lor the defense to set uside
the verdict and asking a new trial hav
ing been overruled the condemned man
was allowed to sjienk before sentence
was pronounced. When he faced the
audience he seemed as cool, deliberate
and indifferent as if the matter at hand
was of tbelmost trivil nature. Hespoke
only a few words. He did not ask for
the mercy ot the court nor did he refer in
anv way to the crime or any point in the
evidence. He simply denounced the at
torneys on the other side and said the
prosecution had been unfair and blood
thirsty. He executed Solicitor Argo and
said that lie did not complain of any un
ftiirncss on his part. He was extremely
oilier in ins ucuunciaiiou ui uii-boio.
Jones and Devereux. In conclusion he
turned to the indue and said: "I now
submit myself to the sentence of this
court which 1 am ready to receive." He
made a slnrht bow and stood witn nis
arms folded. Judge Armfield told him to
be sealed. line tne sentence was oeing
pronounce I he sat erect with his heatl
thrown back. He did not flinch and not
the slightest change could be seen in his
countenance while the sentence was
being pronounced. At two or three
times while he was talking there was
loud applause Irom the audience.
Father Boyle, although sentenced to
be hniured Novemlier 2!t. is safe from ex
ecution till next Spring, as his appeal
inav not come up till then. 1 he appeals
from the fourth district will come up two
weeks from yesterday, but the law pro
vides that cases tried at a term of court
which is going on the same time ns the
supreme court need not be carried into
the latter, when nn appeal is granted, till
the next term of the supreme court. The
figures show thut the cost to the State
of tlie Boyle case since his arrest May has
amounted lo $,000.
Jerome park Races,
v...., Vim l f l4r,lu,r K Wffi tlllr I'lifil
track still muddy in spots First race
sweepstnacs, ior inrce ycr iun, sciiiu,
second, Lady Reel third. Time 1.4HV4.
Second race all ages, mne ana a nir-
1 . i'.i.M.. UhI unn i"lifit-lfu Arnrtlrl
second : Time 2.07. Only two starters.
Third race Pelham handicap, for two
vear oio, miu'iifta, iiitn',, ,.,
Fan Fan second, Cyclone coll third.
Time 1.1 9' .
I..- t. hotirtii.fiti nil mrra milp
and a sixteenth: Killcrab won, Bene
dictine second, Little Minch third. I ime
Fifth race three year olds and Ui-
j r..i . on,i;.,. tn
WarOS, MIX Uinous. .xcwiiixv "
Fitzjames second. Bertha third. Time
1.20. Pocntetto and Kingsmate fell and
Day, who rode Pocatetto had his skull
Sixth race selling, ull ages, mile and n
furlong: Vulet won, Lireim sccono,
Esquimaux third. Time 2.03. Mutuals
a nlnnla U nsrl.
Cincinnati, O., October 8. Ffth regu
lar days rnces at uatoma. ram inn.-,
weather clenr and cold.
Plrt race selliui!. three-fourths of a
mile:- Consign won, Katie S. second
ii t.i ist,
iruwmimii iiiiiu. ". ..."
Second race selling, thirteen sixteenths
ol a mile: Renounce won,
rl...... u.ll thinl Tmip 1 'jrt
SCVtlllll, VIIWIIUI , hi. out -
Third race selling, thirteen sixteenths
ol a mile: (.lamor won. inu uiu
second. Bonnie Kinir third. Time1.22Mi
Fourth race selling purse for two
year olds, five furlongs: Ballyhoo won,
Honerul second. Milldale third. Time
Fifth race thirteen sixteenths of a
'mile: Prince Fortunntus won Langa-
Sixth race Kimball stake for two
year old colts, six furlongs: Kosemont
won. Riley second. Goodbye third. Time
HuMlnenH In the Grain Center Dar
ing VeMterday's Session.
Chicago, October 8. The wheat mar
ket was quiet, in fact, a dull feeling pre
vailed throughout most of the session,
and operators still feel disposed to trade
nutiously. Liberal receipts in the north
west acted as the principal licnr feature,
though an increase of 2,400 bushels in
the quantity of wheat in passage was
reported by llecrbobm where the decrease
had lieen expected, also had a tendency
to create an easier feeling. The market
here held steadily most of the day with
fluctuations confined within Vjic. range,
closing c. lower for Dcccmlier and c.
lower for May than yesterday.
Very little interest was manifested in
corn, "which ruled quiet and inactive the
greater port of the session. Fluctuations
were narrow and trading of u light locnl
character. The market was devoid of
any new features and oiened at about
yesterda 's final quotations, sold or) '4c.,
closing Vdn'ic. below yesterday. Cash
properly was in good demand.
The oats market was pervaded by u
dull, weak tone in all its branches early,
and there was a heavy closing for both
cash und futures. A continuation of yes
terday's depression was all the more re
markable in view of the fact that receipts
were 100 cars less than estimated. Trad
ing was chiefly in May and fluctuations
were within an extreme range of Hnftftc.
Just liefore the close there was some sell
ing for country account. These offerings
together with a considerable throwing
off of long property by local oierators,
broke May to 22c. The flump was at
tended with considerable excitement .
The October pork deal again claimed
considerable attention. The motion for
a renewal of the injunction dismissed by
Judge Shepherd has lieen made in the ni
iellatc court, and pending its considera
tion and liual settlement the clique has
dicided to adhere to its old policy of re
fusing new packed pork in settlement ol
contracts. Yesterday afternoon and this
morning its representatives refused sev
eral thousand barrels which were sold for
account of "whom it may concern." at
prices rangiiig from $10. 0 early, down
to $10.15. The pork was bought up
mainly by shorts. Hutchinson, however,
accepted a few lots of the boycotted ar
ticle under protest, claiming that right
while the question of legality of delivery
was receiving judicial consideration. A
good many shorts now lielicve that the
clique is working to save time and by
keeping the matter in court lo curtail the
making of pork. Procrastination is
charged to lie its ruling purpose, und
that when the mouth is far advanced and
the packers find themselves unable to
make property to meet their contracts,
they will lie oieii to a compromise. To
day October pork sold straight at $9.9f
to$10.10. Itopened at $!.!l5and closed
at $10.05, or 45c. under yesterday. In
the general trade a strong feeling pre
vailed. October lard and short ribs nnd No
vember lard declined 2Vsc. and January
futures 5c. all around.
Montana Divides (he Honors.
Hki.kna, Mont., October The elec
tion of Joseph K. Toole, democrat, for
Governor, is now conceded by a majority
of from 300 to 600. Carter, republican,
for Congress, has 1,000 majority. The
democrats claim the legislature by seven.
The republicans will not concede as much
but say that on the face of the returns it
is democratic, and claim fraud in Silver
How and Deer Lodge counties. The gen
eral opinion is that there will be no con
test, and that the democrats will have
the Governor and legislature. The repub
licans elect congressmen and a large ma
jority of the State ticket. The Independ
ent, democrat, claims the State senate a
tie and the house by seven majority.
Most of the counties in the State will
make an official canvass to-day, and it is
more than likely that the result will be
definitely known by this evening.
Australian Myateni In Tennessee.
Chaatanoooa, October 7. The first
election in this State under the Austral
ian svstcm of voting occurred hcie to
day in the municipal election. It was
the quietest election ever known in tne
city. Less money was used at the polls.
and there wns less illegal voting than in
any previous election. A light vote wiib
polled, nnd the election resulted in the
election of Jno. A. Hart, Republican, for
mayor by 428 majority, and ten Repub
licans out olsixteen coiuicilmcn, and two
coiincilnien a tie. The Republicans will
continue their efforts to test the consti
tutionality of the new election and regis
Collapse ot BoulaiiKlsni.
Paris, Oct. 8. The Houlangist conserv
ative coalition has lieen finally ruptured.
The Gauloiseux (Conservative I says the
Conservatives worked with the Roulan-
gists to obtain a revision of the constitu
tion. 1 hat measure is now mined, and
Conservatives will resumclilieration ol ac
tion. The cauloiseux (Orleansl says it
considers General Itoulnnger us good as
dead. A council of the ministers were
held at the Ulysce to-day. It was decided
to convene the Chamliers during the first
week of November.
Hun cotton Review.
Nkw York, October 8. The Sun's cot
ton review says: "Futures opened wiih
the advance of yesterday barely main
tained, but fresh frost accounts, and, in
particular, tlie report of a killing frost at
Mobile (though not generally credited)
led to renewed buying, and prices again
advanced a few points, A decline followed
when private advices said the frost had
done no damage, but the scare was still
on and the close was steady. Cotton on
8ot was ic. lower and dull.
Washington. October 8. Secretary
Tracy to-day issued an order to the con
tractors ot the petrel to nenvertne vessel
at the Norfolk navy yard for acceptance.
She will probably leave Baltimore to
morrow for Norfolk. Her electric light
nlant will be olaccd aboard, and then
she will be complete and ready for
Bond oneriiiKS to-dav aggregated $1 10,-
500; all accepted at 127 for four per
cents, and 105- tor tour and nans.
Pour More Cronln Jurors.
Chicago, October 8. To-day tour
more jurors were sworn in to try the
Cronin case, making eight now secured.
The names of the last four are : George
L. Cooke, W. S. North, Henry D. Walker
an 1 Frank Allison. The defense used an
other of their peremptory challenge,
leaving hjit twelve to their credit.
Burning of Steam Mawnilll.
Nkw Orleans, October 8. The Clipper
sawmill nn the new basin, together with
a large lot of lumber, was burned this
morning. Loss $30,000; fully insured.
Seven flat ears belonging to the Missis
sippi Valley railroad were also destroyed.
DI'I.HUATKS TO ATTEND THE
Fl'NKRAI. OF IIIHHOP VAIL.
The California Diocese lo be
Divided The Judicial Hystem of
the Church The Matter Dis
cussed Confirmation Rites.
Nkw York, Octolier 8. When the
House ot Deputies of the Protestant
Episcopal convention was called to order
My its president, Kev. L)r. morgan Dix,
he announced that tile following clerical
and lay delegates had been appointed to
attend the funeral of Bishop Vail, which
is to take place in Philadelphia to-morrow:
Rev. Dr. E. Edwards Bcardsley, of
Connecticut, Rev. Dr. William V Mc
Vicker, of Pennsylvania, Rev. Dr. A.
Iicatty, of Arkansas, R. M. Nelson, of
Alabama, and Alex. H. Kice, ot Massa
chusetts, the committee on the ndmis
sion of new dioceses, through its chair
man, Rev. Dr. Hanekel, presented a re
port recommending that the House give
us consent 10 me uivision oi me cuocese
of California and erect n new diocese in
the southern portion of the State. The
desired consent was unanimously given.
The committee on the consecration of the
Bishops reported in favor of giving the
consent of the House to the consecration
of the Rev. Win. Leonard, D. I)., as as
sistant bishop of Ohio, and the Rev.
TIiob F. Da vies. II. D., as bishop of Mich
igan, and asked that the report be made
the order of the (lay at 2.30 o'clock this
afternoon. Agreed to.
Among the resolutions introduced and
referred, was one providing for the ap
pointment of deacon ucsscs; another pro
vides that a short service lie preferred for
the use of colored people; that the re
quirements for the admission to orders
lie modified in the case of colored deacons
and presbyters, and that the suffragon
bishops of the African race may be ap
pointed in the dioceses where it may be
deemed advisable, and the bishop of the
diocese consents. This resolution was
referred to the Seeial committee on
memorials relating to the colored people.
Messages from the House of Bishops
were received announcing concurrence in
the action of the House of Deputies' re
port on the colored people, and on the
admission of new dioceses of Colorado
and Oregon. The House ol Deputies then
took up the order of the day, which was
the report of the committee on the judi
cial system of the church. In this report
a majority of the committee, consisting
of J. P. B. Hodges, chairman. C. Stuart
Patterson, secretary, C. Ii. Swoie, S. C.
Shrall, H. Stringfcllow, Alfred Mills and
Hill Burgwin state that only two modes
exist for the obtaining relief of which all
seem to admit the necessity. One is that
the general convention recommend to
the dioceses for the adoption by them of
a canon for the trial of clergymen, mak
ing provision both for courts of the first
instance and for courts of npiieal. The
other is that the general con-vention
change arliele six of the constitution,
and then enact a uniform canon for the
whole church. The committee decided
that the first plan would be unbecoming
and undignified in the convention, and
nn unwarrantable interference with dio
cesan independence, and practically
fruitless. The second plan proposed is
pronounced the only regular direel
and reasonable mode of providing a
remedy for nn admittedly deplorable
condition of the present system, as to
the form which this change should take.
Two plans have lieen advocated. One was
that the General Convention have power
to establish only courts of appeal without
interfering with the present mode of trial
in courts of the first instance instituted
by the respective dioceses; the other, that
the church be unrestrictive, so thut the
(iencral Convention may either establish
courts of apieal only, or, if that be found
impracticable or inellective, it may estab
lish a uniform and complete system
throughout the dioceses. The commit
tee of these two plans finds the second
the only practicable one. Theeoinmittec
recommended that a commission be
formed to draft two canons for consider
ation in the next general commission;
one providing for a system of npellate
courts, only, and the other for a uniform
system of trial in all dioceses, including
courts of appeal, The committee formu
lated and presented a canon covering the
entire procedure in thetrial of clergyman,
accompanying it with an explanation
that the canon is merely offered to show
the lines upon which such canon might
be constructed. The committee also pre
sented the following resolution :
Resolved, I the House of Bishops con
curring! , 1st, That the third clause of ar
ticle (i ot the constitution lie so altered
that it rend as follows: "In every dio
cese the mode of trying presbyters and
deacons may lie instituted bvthe conven
tion of the diocese until the General Con
vention shall otherwise provide."
Ki solved 2nd, That this proposed al
teration be made known to the diocese
and lie laid In-fore the ensuing General
Convention for final ratification.
A minority report was signed by
James C. Smith, of Western New York",
and Frank H. Miller, of Georgia.
They concur in the opinion that a change
in the judicial system is desirable to the
extent of providing a reviewing tribunal.
Thev are not of the opinion that the
proper and only practicable method of
effecting such change is by the legislative
act of this body, or that an alteration of
article 0 of the constitution is necessary.
They express the belief that each diocese
is competent to provide for itself a com
plete system of judicature, including a
suitable court of revision, and that "the
practical difficulties in the way of estab
lishing courts of apK'al by the general
convention are so serious that they can
not be overcome."
Hill Burgwin, lay delegate from Pitts
burg, and member ol tiiccoinmitie.spoKe
in favor of the minority report. Mr.
Burgwin had not concluded his address
when the hour fixed lor tne recess nnd
The result of the executive session was
the immediate confirmation ot Rev. Drs.
W. A. Leonard, of Washington, and
Thomus F. Davics. of Philadelphia, as
Bishops of the Southern Ohio nnd Michi-
f;an dioceses respectively. The house then
istened to the continuation of the dis
cussion of the judicial system relative to
the institution of nn appellate court.
The minority report was submitted by
Ci, i. namson, oi iworKm, wium cai-ucu
the indignation of Dr, Nelson, of Virginia.
''We are told," said he, "that our clergy
need more defence j but should ihey lie
put upon the plane of thief or criminal,
lfa lawyer or naval officer who is tried
before his peers is acquitted on technical
grounds, his reputation is gone, and a
clergyman would not have more. If this
resolution is passed instead of enlarging
his rights, you will cut them off. Wedo not
need uniformity in ecclesiastical matters
any more than in civil affairs. Upon the
subject of divorce, and of a hundred other
tilings, we have differing views. Even if
we have this court, it is simply impossi
ble while there lives Anglo-Saxons to en
croach upon tlie liberty of thought by
such judicial uniformity."
There wus an amendment offered by
Dr. Goodwin to strike out the word "un
til" in the resolution, and insert the
words "except in so faras." Hedeclared
that the law wus desirable if expedient,
so that on points of the ritual and doc
trine there should he some common trib
unal, and fifty-three separate courts.
Others who spoke in favor of the resolu
tion were Judge Pierson, of Albany ; Kev.
Parks, of Connecticut, and Mr. Fair
bank, of Florida. The conve .tion then
The Millionaire Adding; lo His Al
ready Large Domain.
An excellent tract of land known as
the Brookshire farm, lying on the Swan
nanoa river, near Asheville Junction, has
been sold by its owner, J. M. Brook
shire, to Chns. McNnmee, of New York,
representing George W. Vanderbilt, th
well known millionaire whose real estate
operations in the southern section of this
county huvc long since been the talk of
the country. The deed to this property
was recorded in the register of deed's
office in this city yesterday, and the con
sideration expressed therein was ten
thousand, five hundred dollars. In ad
dition lo this purchase two other deeds
were also recorded conveying to Mr. Mc
Namce certain parcels of land in the
same Vicinity. The various prices paid
for these tracts of land could not be as
certained as the considerations expressed
were evidently, from llieaniounls named.
mere matters of form.
It is also known that Mr. McNnmee
has secured an option upon Hie Hilliard
farm, containing eighty-six acres, lying
about four miles south of Asheville. The
price asked for this tract of land is twenty-two
thousand dollars, und it is quite
probable that it will lie purchased at
this figure long before the option expires.
The Hilliard farm is said to lie one of
the most valuable in the county, the
number of acres therein contained taken
If these purchases continue, and no
sign of abatement is visible, Mr. Van
derbilt will lie the largest as well as the
wealthiest land-owner in the State. His
domain already embraces several thous
and acres for which he has paid out
nearly if not quite three-quarters of a
million of dollars. Buncombe is the gar
den of the South, and wealthy capital
ists are fast becoming aware of the fact.
They know a good thing when they see
it, and their eyes are turned in this direc
FOLKS VOV KNOW,
Who Tb t-1 where They Are,
and What They Are Dolnu;.
Mr. N. T. Sherman, of Greenville, S.C.,
is at the Grand Central,
Alderman Pulliam is acting mayor in
Mayor Wanton's absence.
Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Girdwood have
returned from Chattanooga.
Dr. R. H. Reeves and family have re
turned from Jonesboro, Tenn.
Messrs. J. M. Heston and S. P. Mcars
are North buying tall and winter goods.
Miss Mnrgaret Southwick left yester
day for Flushing, L. I., where she will
attend school during the coming seven
Mr. Jackson Johnston, of Franklin,
who has been in attendance on the con
ference at Morristown, reached here yes
terday by the mid-day train, and left for
Mr. S. Hammershlag has returned
from Newt York, where he has been for
the past ten days purchasing fall and
winter goods for his three stores in this
Mr. A. C. Patterson has been appointed
siiccial revenue agent fortius district vice
R.O. Patterson resigned. Mr. Patterson
will at once enter upon the discharge of
the duties of his office.
Mrs. J. Taylor Amiss has returned to
the city after a five months' visit to rela
tives and friends in Bridgeport, Conn.,
and is now at her home 141 Haywood
street. Mr. Amiss has also returned
from a visit to friends in Baltimore and
at Front Royal, Va.
Messrs. F. C. Tate and R. C. Whitting-
ton, of Greensboro, passed through the
city yesterday en mute home after a fort
night's hunting expedition mining ihe
Smoky mountains. Mr. Ernest Tine,
who wns also one of Ihe party wnn left
behind, he being quite ill Willi typhoid
fever. Dr. Ed. Miehnux and Ch i les
Tate are with him.
Roped In by Rambling; Reporters
Roamlnit Round the City.
Don't forget "The Little Tycoon."
Several Ashevillians will attend the
State Fnir at Raleigh which liegins on
Tobacco breaks at the warehouses yes
terday were quite heavy and the leaf in
all grades brought good prices.
The organization of the Young Men's
Christian Association will take place at
the Central Methodist church to-monow
evening at 8 o'clock.
The game lawexpireson the loth inst.,
and city sportsmen are getting their
"shooting irons" in shape for the massa
cre of "Robert White."
Reserved seat tickets to "The Little
Tycoon" entertainment were placed on
sale at Carmichael's drug store yester
day. Secure your sent early.
Five arrests were made by the police
yesterday. All of the parties were col
ored, and the charge against them was
assault and battery. They will lie tried
in the police court this morning.
THK HOUTON MKTHODISTS.
Rev. James Atkins, Jr., Recom
mended to Succeed Dr. Jones.
From the Knox ville Journal of yester-
duy we make the following extracts, and
also take the personal "notes." The bus
iness was of a routine character and de
ficient in general interest. The extract
relates to a gentleman of this place of
natural capacities so great and acquire
ments so full that, if the honor designed
docs not conflict with his views of the
recreation of out door work after long
service at indoor duty in the same avo
cations to which he is recalled, we would
express great satisfaction; for it is honor
well earned and well lies to wed :
Dr. E. E. Hoss offered the following
resolution in the case of Dr. R. W. Jones:
Resolved, That we hear with regret of
the fact that Dr. K. W.Jones is about to
sever his connection with the Emory and
Henry college, for the purpose of return
ing to Mississippi. That we express our
sincere esteem tor Dr. Jones, as a man oi
high christian character, a scholar ot
vivid attainments and an educator ol
large experience. That we tender him
our best wishes and sincere prayers.
Resolved, That it is a source of grati
fication to us that we have among us a
man so competent to succeed Major
Jones as Dr James Atkins, jr.
That we cordially suggest the name ot
Dr. Atkins for this place, nnd pledge him,
in case of his election and acceptance,
our fullest and most earnest support in
all his efforts to promote the interests
nnd welfare of the college.
K. E. Hoss,
G. C. Rankin,
W. W. Bays.
C. T. Carroll,
Kev. J. F. Austin is editor of the Ashe
ville Methodist, president of Weaverville
college ond a travelling preacher.
Dr. G. G. Smith preached again this
afternoon in the M. E. church, South.
Rev. D. Sullins, president of Centenary
college, preached at 11 a. m , in the Bap-
list, linn in. is n line uitilur loin is
popular among the people.
It is thought thut James Atkins, jr.,
will lie elected to the presidency of Em
ory and Henrv college. If he fs as suc
cessful there as he was at Asheville no
mistake can be made.
All the pulpits in town will he filled to
night by able preachers.
The location of J. N. LotSieich has cre
ated some stir, but few think but that it
should have lieen so.
Rev. W. C. Garden talks of discontinu
ing the Annual if he is not better sup
ported. It would" be a slam to do so.
It should have the 1,200 subscriliers and
plenty of money.
Rev. R. W. Kite is one of the most con
servative men in the conference.
All the people of Morristown seem to
think a great deal of the brethren
nnd will lie sorry when conference ad
journs. Miss. Fannie M. Gudger, one of the
loveliest girls in Asheville, attended con
ference a day or two, and went up to
Johnson City to-day to visit relatives
Mr. W. H. Pcnland and wife, from
Asheville, will visit Knoxville for a tew
days before returning home.
Morristown will be crowded to-morrow,
as they expect conference to close
to-inorrow night or Wednesday morn-
Vance, Long; and Hunter will Talk
lo the Farmers.
Thomas B. Long, Stnte lecturer,
Farmers' Alliance of North Carolina, and
Richard B. Hunter, assistant State lec
turer, will address the farmers of this
district at the followingtiincsand places,
on the beauties and purposes of the
Farmers' Alliance of the Stnte and
nation. Gen. Roliert B. Vance, lecturer
for this district, will be present at all of
these appointments that he can possibly
Old Fort, McDowell county, Thursday
Black Mountain, Buncombe county,
Friday Octolier 1 1 .
West's Chapel, Buncomlie county,
Saturday October 12.
Breyard, Transylvania county, Mon
day October 1.
Calhoun, Transylvania county, Tues
day Octolier 15.
Fletcher's, Henderson county, Wednes
day October 10.
Alexander, Buncomlie county, Friday
New Found, Runconilx county, Satur
day October 111.
Blue Ridge, Henderson county, Tues
day Octolier 2'J.
Columbus, Polk county, Wednesday
Twittv, Rutherford county, Thursday
Vance Academy, Rutherford county,
Friday Octolier 25.
Marble, Cherokee countv, Tuesday
Valley River, Cherokeccounty, Wednes
day October 30.
Robliinsville, Graham county, Thurs-
i In v i K.-t -1 1 mj . 31.
Nuntaiinla Ciidrch, Maemi cnmlv,
Saturday .Novcmoer 2.
Fankiin, Wacou cnuntv, Monday
Savannah, Jackson county, Tuesday
Mars Hill, Madison countv, Thursday
Bull Creek Church, Madison countv.
Friday November 8.
Antioch Church, Madison county,
Saturday Novemlier 9.
All officers and members ot the Alliance
are most resjiectfully requested to give
publicity to these appointments and be
present to take part in the speaking if
they desire to no so, ruuhc invited.
Fun at the Fair.
Amusements at the State fuir will be
plenty enough to keep the visitors laugh
ing all the time. No gambling or tricks
approaching to gambling will be ad
mitted to the grounds if known before
hand; if found to be such, they will not
be permitted to continue their business
on the grounds. The managers mean to
make it the great place for recreation,
instruction and amusement of the whole
State. Parents may take their families
to the fnir this (X'tolier, confident that
there will be no side show, which will
offend the proprieties of life, or suggest
to children such things as they ought not
Frost In Alabama.
Montgomery, October 8. There was
frost over middle and north Alabama
A TOWN IN ASHES.
ROCKY MOUNT, VIRGINIA, AL
The Fire Htarted In a Warehouse,
and Is supposed to Have Been
Kindled by Netcroes Fifty Thou
sand Dollars Loss.
Lynch m ki,, Va., October 8. A spe
cial from Rocky Mount, Franklincounty,
to the Advance says : "A disastrous fire
occurred here last night. It broke out in
the Franklin warehouse at 1 o'clock and
nearly all of the business portion of the
town was destroyed. The chief losses
are as follows: Montgomery hardwaie
store, J. C. Morris, millinery, Mulcore
block, HallowelPs jewelry store, Hall
& Uinford, J. H. Austin and Gills &
Johnson, dry goods, Dr. A. J. Cooper's
and Horace P. Smith's drug stores,
Horm Bros., dry goods, Hale's livery
and feed stables, Dillard's law office and
C. L. Menifee's residence. The loss is es
timated at $50,000, with $20,000 in
surance. There are strong reasons for
suspecting that the fire was the work of
a-i incendiary. Hon. Jno. E. Massev und
Judge Marshall spoke to a large crowd
in the warehouse yesterday afternoon,
and some negroes were heard to remark
that it would be burned.
NKW OPERA HOCSK.
It will Not be Completed Relore
It is quite apparent now that the new
opera house on Patton avenue will not
be ready for formal ojiening until about
the first of January of next year. Theie
yet remains an immense amount of out
side work on the building to be com
pleted, while virtually nothing has been
done towards fitting up the interior of
the structure as a theatre. Laborers are
steadily at work, however ; and when
the building is finished Asheville will
possess one of the handsomest and
cosiest opera houses in the Southern
States. The scenery and interior decora
tions, etc., will lie executed by Eugene
Cramer of Columbia, S. C, inthe highest
style of art, and will be ready in about
six weeks. It is very likely that some
company, headed by an actor ofwell
known reputation, will occupy the
boards at the opening of the new opera
Frost and Ice.
The promise of Monday evening did
not disappoint expectation. Yesterday
morning at 7 o'clock we found our thei
inometer indicating 26 above zero, and
a white frost covered the ground. Vege
tables and flowers almost all perished.
Our flowers, so bright and cheerful the.
evening before, dropjied their blackened
plumes among the withered leaves, and
the desolation of winter had come on
them and us. Yesterday was a wonder
fully bright, cloudless, and calm day,
somewhat cool, .. d nature seemed to be
in a penitent mood for the sudden and ir
reparable mischief she had done; for u
freeze does not often occur here ns early
as the 8th of October.
The A. A. and H. Railroad.
Capt. Atkinson informs us that the
Secretary and Treasurer of the company
with whom he negotiated in his recent
visit to New York telegraphed him under
date of yesterday that the contract of
fered by him on behalf of the Atlantic,
Asheville and Baltimore railroad com
pany would be accepted without doubt.
Capt. A. says engineers will lie put onthc
line in both directions next week, and it
is exiected the road to the South Caro
lina line on one side and to the Virginia
line on the other, will lie in operation by
DestroyluK the Links.
The brick office at the corner of Wood
fin and North Main streets, nnd attached
to. and nearly opposite, the Woodfin
mansion, was taken down yesterday,
greatly to the improvement of the ap
pearance of the premises. But it is a re
gretful removal, for the building was as
sociated with one once eminently prom
inent in Asheville and Western North
Carolina as lawver, politician, business
man and active citizen. It was the
law office of Nicholas W. Woodfin,
now some years dead, but a man of de
cided mark in his day.
Won Ihe Medal.
At the competitive target shooting
match of the Asheville gun club yester
day afterday afternoon the gold medal
was won by Mr. E. B. Atkinson, he hav-
ig l.H.lr V'
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titieii in viie (iistinciior.
diamvion the', of tr c''.v
Licensed to Wed.
Marriage license was yesterday issued
to the following parties by the register
of deeds for Buncombe:
George Buird lo Amanda Westing.
J. L. Plcmmons to Gladys McElreoth.
The Good Templars were in session
Having- ship and Cargo.
Norfolk, Va., October 8. The Mer
riett Wrecking Company is nt work
saving the cargo of the Amy Dora,
which, it is stated, was abandoned by
her officers and crew. The prospects are
at present, go,id for saving, not only the
vessel but the entire cargo. She is said
to lie about two miles oil" shore on what
is known here as Waekaprague Shoals.
The steamship was bound to Newport
News for a supply of bunker coal. The
vessel is "nagged" nnd her rudder is
Frost In Louisiana.
Nkw Ori.kans, Octolier 8. There was
frost Sunday night at Port Gibson and
Jackson, Miss., and Alexandria and
Bayou Sara, La., the earliest in years.
The Weather To-Day.
Washington, October 8. Indications
fir North Carolina. Fair till Thursday
night; warmer; winds becoming southerly.
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