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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1889.
DUN tk CO.'S RKPORT OK THE
CONDITION OF BIWINEBS.
: Crops are I.aricer and Business
Heavy Commercial Outlook Ih
Favorable, but Money In Close-
Failures for the week.
Nkw York, Octolier 11. R. G. Iun &
Co 'a review of trade ior the week says:
The government crop report was very
encouraging, but the loss of gold by the
jzreat foreign Imnks (over ;ti,iuu,imo nv
England, $,00(1,0(10 by Germany, and
$420,000 by France) was large enough
to increase the apprehension oi a mone
tary pressure. Large shipments went
from London to Brazil and Egypt. These
: two opposing influences ruled the mar
kets during the week. Crops are larger
and business heavy, and the commercial
outlook most favorable; but money is
comparatively close, and there is a possi
bility that it may be closer. The out
ward movement of products is large, ex
ports from New York for two weeks ex
ceeding Inst year by lh.7 er cent
while the increase in imports is but 3 per
cent. Large foreign investments ot enpt
tnl in American industrial enterprises are
reported, and ot late no considerable for
eign selling of securities. Hut the move
ment of money to the interior continues
large, the treasury alone forwarding
$525,000 on I liursday. Reports do not
indicate increasing pressurcintheiuterioi
money inntkets, though the demand is
active at all cities, reporting the supply
;it ncnrlv ah as .-imple. 1 Here is a more
The treasury during tile past week has
made considerable purchases ol bonds.
.-mil in all disbursed $.100,000 more
than it has taken in 1 he volume ol
trade is increasing at nearly nil interior
points reporting, and this involves a
larger demand for money. Bulk clearings
last week were 21.2 per cent, larger than
last year at .New ork, 2perccnt.smaller
at Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago, the
decrease being at Chicago, nut it ier
cent. larger nt all other cities taken to
gether. This increase at points where
speculative activity has lost influence in
dicates n greater volume of legitimate
business than has evei been recorded nt
this season in any previous year; and
heavy railroad earnings. 10 tier cent
above last year for September, tells the
The great industries are making prog
ress. Several more furnaces of large size
have gone into blast since October Land
the weekly output on that date wasover
150.000 tons, against lao.ouo tons
year ago an increase of 1.2 percent, in
September and i.il'a per cent, lor tne
year. In spite of this enormous produc
tion, prices are not only sustained by
consumption but are slightly advanced,
though Southern iron is sold here below
$17 for No. 1, while $17.25 to $18.50 is
mioted for Northern. Bar iron is in liet
ter demand, structural and plate works
- are crowded, and sdes ut rails within ten
! days have reached 25,000 tons, many
large companies having made their an
nual contracts for renewals of tracks.
( Imitations at liastcrn mills ure $30 to
Business failures throughout the coun
try during the last week numlicr for the
i'nited States 182, (.annua a; total,
214, against 206 last week.
A Careless Officer Discharged.
Chicago, October 11. Officer Wilson,
from whom Carroll, the Cronin witness,
escaped last week, was discharged from
the police force this morning. Carroll is
again in custody, having gone home and
remained there until re-nrrcsted. There
was but a brief afternoon session of the
court. At half past two o'clock Judge
McConnell sent his bailiff to the State
attorney to inform that official that he
was waiting, but the bailiff brought back
a message, which caused his honor at once
to leave the court room to repair to the
State attorneys office. What took
place between them was not divulged,
but after an absence of about fifteen
minutes. Judge McConnell returned to
, the court room, closely followed by the
' State's attorney. Toe Judge at once
took his seat on the bench and adjourned
the court until 1 o'clock to-morrow
evening, and the State's attorney hastily
retired to his office and held a consulta
tion with chief of police Captain Schuet
ler, detective Collins and two strangers.
Injunction Granted Mrs. Flynn.
New York, October 11. The Citizens
bank, of Richmond, Va., recovered a ver
dict of $2,091 in the supreme court to
Hav, before Judge Ingrnham by default
against Chns. H. Field and Maurice B.
Klynn. This amount was due on a note
executed during the construction of the
cubic road in Richmond. Judge An
drews, in the supreme court to-day,
granted nn injunction to Florence C.
Flynn as executrix of her husband Mau
rice B. Flynn, rcstraing Charles H. Field
ml James Martin as assignees as the
firm ol Guy C. Hotchkiss, Field & Co.,
from disposing of the property of the
firm, property of C. H. Field and prop
erty which came into the assignees
Cotton Receipt Ml rice Sept. I.
Nkw Yohk, Octolier 11. The follow
ing are the total net receipts of cotton nt
ttllports since September 1, 1889:
New Orleans 32,788
Baltimore ! 1.35
New York 5.675
Newport News 200
West Point, Va 472,567
Tobacco Killed In Kentucky.
Fi.KMmus'e, Ky.,' October 11. At
Inst five hundred thousand pounds
ol tobacco in this county has been
entirely destroyed by the frosts
of the last three nights. The auditor's
report places the average crop of the
county at four million pounds; and this
year's crop was a little above that figure.
About half of the crop had lieen housed
and cured, but the rest had been cut late
nnA nlmwl Im MIU-.1 ,1 ll ff 1 nllfi friimflt i (1
the helds, and was not sufficiently cured
to withstand frost.
A British Armored Ship Aground,
Bkki.in, October 11. The Anson, onei
of the vessels forming the British channel I
squadron now at Kiel, is aground in that
harbor. She went ashore on a rock and I
has a hole in her bot'.oni. The Anson is I
a double screw steel armor plated bar
lette ship of 10,600 tons. Her engines i
are of 1,500 horse power. She carries
fen guns. '
THE JVRV COMPI.ETKD,
Which Will Try Young Brown for
Murder at Marion.
Mahion, N. C, Octolier 11, 1889.
Editor Citizen: When the cape of the
State vs. F.dward Hrown, charged with
the murder of Roger J. Page, on the 22nd
of July Inst was, called this morning, the
courthouse was densely crowded. The
prisoner was surrounded bv his counsel,
Hon. M. K. Carter, Col. Geo. N. Folk. E.
D. Carter, Jno. F. Morphcw, Col. P. J.
Sinclair, E. T. Greenlee, G. G. Eaves, M.
A. Newland, and L. A. Haney. The
State was represented by Hon. W. H.
Several ladies, relatives of the prisoner,
were in court. The prisoner was calm
and composed, and has evidently stood
his confinement well. He is a fine looking
sgiecimen of physical manhood, licing
fully six feet high, with blue eyes and
dark brown hair, weighing about 175
pounds, and is 28 years old. He is the
son of Cupt. John S. Brown, one of the
leading farmers of this county, and has
represented this county in both houses
of the general assembly.
A sgiecial venue of 1 75 drawn from the
jury box had been ordered by His Honor.
Judge Philips, and 132 answered to
their names. 1 hree jurors wercohtnmecl
from the original panel, the defense -per-
emptorily challenged seventeen, and the
State four, and stood aside its limit.
During the I'ing and tedious hours
while the jury was being selected, there
was )erfcct silence in the crowded court
room, showing that i. .tense interest:
the trial is manifested bv our iieople. It
was a noticeable fact, however, tliat not
withstanding the great notorietv of the
case, the manv newspaiier reports, the
grcut amount of talk about it, not a sin
gle juror was disqualified on account ot
having expressed an opinion adverse tt
Your reporter regards this as the high
est compliment that could lie paid to the
honest yeomanry ot .McDowell county,
tt shows conclusively, that our people
are conservative in the siieculntive de
gree, and willing to a wait the decision of
the taw before passing an opinion ad
verse to the accused, whatever mav be
the charge under which he may lie in
At 12.15 o'clock the jury was complete,
consisting of the following: W. S. Clnv-
ton, J. W. Ledlietter, W. T. Noblett, Will
Havle, Incob Knipe, E. E. Giinter, A. E.
Noblett, W. C. Hognn, J. L. Wilkerson
I. C. Clontz, W. S. Minish, L. Z. Noblett
The jury was then impanelled and
twentyjtwo witnesses were sworn bv
the State. At this point the court took
a recess for dinner. IS.
Cincinnati, Octolier 11. Thesixth day
ot the Lntonia races was a good one tor
bookmakers. Not a single favorite won.
The .rack was in good condition and the
weather clear and pleasant.
First race for maiden fillies, two year
olds, half mile: Bettic Waddell won,
Emily S. second, river third. Time
Second race selling, three-quarters of
a mile: Pell Mell won, Zulu second,
Amos A. third. Time I.I6V4.
Third race seven furlongs: Dollikins
won, Licdcrkraiu second, Avondnle
third. Time 1.29.
Fourth race selling, one mile: Lucy
, won, Tenacity second, Cora Fisher
third. Time 1 .
Fifth race selling, purse for two year
olds, three-quarters of a mile: Camilla
won, Sunnv Brook second, Fakir third.
National Jockey club Races.
Washington, D. C, October 11 This
is the best day of the fall meeting of the
National Jockey embraces; weather and
First race Maidens all ages, six fur
longs: Camelia won, Ned second, Ralph
Black third. Time 1.17V4
Second race Selling, mile and a six
teenth: Prat her won, Battersby sec
ond, Kothwell third. Time 1.61.
Third race Congress stakes, selling
sweepstakes all ages, $800 added, mile
and a sixteenth: Golden Reel won, Sey
mour second. Royal Garter third. Time
Fourth race Selling, beaten horses,
six furlongs: Tom Kearns won, Stanley
Sharpe second, Blanche third. Time
Fifth race Beaten horses, seven furi
longs: Beck won, Bess second, Wild
Cherry third. Time 1.30.
A Tardy Explanation.
Baltimore, October 11. The omis
sion j( the South in the present tour of
delegates to the Pan-American congress
has been so generally misunderstood
that Walker Blaine of the department of
State writes to R. H. Edmonds, editor of
the Manufacturers Record, to the effect
that in the original planning of the pro
gram of the convention, it was intended
to give the delegates an excursion to the
South. In his letter he says: It is pro
posed to visit the Southern States later
in the season when the weather wilt be
more favorable and various, and the
peculiar industries of those States can lie
seen to better advantage. As this nation
covers nn immense expanse of territory ;
and as it is the desire that the distingu
ished visitors shall be given an oppor
tunity to see it all, it was necessary to
divide the tours, and each section be
visited when its peculiar industries could
lie seen to be the best advantage.
Iohnstown, Pa., Octolier 11. The
State forces are preparing to close up
their work to-morrow, and quit for
good, Three bodies were found this
morning by workmen while making an
opening to "the sewer outlet. It seems
hard to stop work at this stage witli the
stream full of dead people; but the fiat
has gone forth, and work must cease.
It is reported that the Cambria Iron Co.,
here will declare an advance in wages
within a few days. This, it is said, is
justified by the advance in the price of
iron and steel. The Building and Loan
associations here are in a flourishing con
dition. Money was sold at a meeting
at one of them nt 28 per cent premium.
Adopting the Eight Hour Rule.
Birmingham, Ala., October 11. The
national conference ot miners to-day de
clared in fnvor of a working day of eight
hours, the rule to go into operation on
the first of Jununry next. The miners
throughout Great Britain have taken n
ballot on the question, and it has been
decided to go on a strike if the demand is
Cleveland Declines the Honor.
New York, October It. An evening
paper says that Tammnny Hnll offered
to make ex-President Grover Cleveland
its candidate for Congress in t'le Ninth
district to succeed the late S. S. Cox,
but that Cleveland declined the honor.
The same paper says, that Amos J. Cam
ming is now slated for the position.
Business In the Grain Center Dur
ing Yesterday' session.
Chicago, October 11. Wheat. The
government crop report made public yes
terday, placing the yield xr acre at 12.8
bushels per acre, making an aggregate
yield of about 495,000,000, ha;i the ef
fect of causing a very weak opening,
prices being mc.n1-c. below the close
of yesterday. The market did not act
strained yesterday, notwithstanding a
sharp advance, but traders then had
made a calculation on the report not
showing a crop of over about 55,000,
000 bushels. The more favorable show
ing of the report was a disappointment
to the bulls, which caused a general un
loading of "long" wheat, those who had
not sold yesterday being anxious to real
ize, and the decline was rapid. Especially
was the break from the close of the
change yesterday to the opening to-day
unfortunate to partus having stop limit
orders. The action of a prominent local
trader, who bought very freely, presuma
bly to cover "shorts," did much to pre
vent a further break in prices. The
market, for sometime, being quite pan
icky, there was less talk ot export busi
ness to-day. All wheat came on the
market, r-nd the "short" interest, it is
thought, is pretty well covered. Prices
declined to a point, 2VaC. for December
and 2'xc. for May, below yesterday's
outside or dosing prices, and closed at
inside figures of the day.
A good business was transacted in
corn, and the feeling develofied was eas
ier, the bulk of trading being at lower
prices. The easier tone was attributed
largely to the decline in wheat. The
market opened Vncaic. under a good de
mand Irom snorts, advanced Vic., reacted
losing the advance, became firm, and
closed a shade lower than yesterday
The teature to-day was the narrowing of
the premium ol Alav over nearer dchv
cries. The government report would in
dicate an increase in the vield ot about
90,000,000 bushels of that one month
Oats were unsettled, with fair trading
m May nut very little doing in other de
liveries. The weakness in wheat had a
depressing effect, and under fair selling
prices tor Mav declined Yin-rue. from yes
terday's close. Buying by a prominent
operator, however, caused n reaction of
'ac, and the market closed steady at 'Mc.
The provision trade was somewhat
featureless in the open market. Octolier
pork was traded in strongly at 10.50;
general trading was slow. 1 here were
n large individual purchases; and prices
displayed ail easier tendency. January
pork and .November and January lard
suffered a decline of 2Vjc. October lard
and future short ribs were unchanged.
and .November pork was oc. higher.
A WliMTERN PA LACK Hl'RNKD
Studebaker's joo.ooo House at
south Bend Destroyed.
Sm'TH Bbnii. Ind., October 9. The
magnificent stone house ot Mr. Clem
Studcbakcr, and which cost about $300,-
000, was almost entirely destroyed by
fire this morning. The residence was one
of the largest and costliest in the West
It was built ot Indiana held stone, with
tile roof and copper facings, and the in
terior was finished in the costliest of
native and foreign woods, While it was
furnished in the richest style throughout.
The art gallery, on the third floor, was
filled with rare works ot art, and all
these were destroyed. Mr. Studcbakcr is
absent as a mcmlier of the International
American Congress, and was to have
entertained that body in this house on
the 19th mst. the rest ot the Iniiulv,
except Mrs. Studebaker und her grand
child, are away from home.
Mrs. Studebaker discovered the hreut
2 o'clock this moruing in a closet op
posite Mr. Sludebaker's "den" and un
der the rear stairway. It was evidently
caused by spontaneous combustion of
some oil rags which painters had been
using and thrown in there. Next to the
closet was the elevator shaft -reaching to
the roof, and bv this the names shot up
and spread all over the building in an
incredibly short time. The servants had
a narrow escape, and Mrs. Studebaker
hersell was found out on the terrace
nearly insensible and dangerously burned
und clasping her grandchild in her arms.
Owing to the careful manner in which
the structure was built and its supposed
security from fire, Mr. Studebaker car
ried but $25,000 insurance.
The house stood upon u natural eleva
tion, surrounded by smoothly shaved
lawns, which sloiie to the north and east
and are broken here and there by beds of
brilliant flowers. 1 here are several hue
old oaks to the south and east. With its
massive walls, its turrets and the irregu
lar roofs it looked like some feudal castle.
September 13 Mr. and Mrs. Stude
baker celebrated the twenty-fifth anni
versary of their marriage, and formally
opened their magnificent new residence,
winch was completed last February.
Twelve hundred invitations were issued
to friends and relatives residing in the
United Slates, Canada and England.
Among the guests were all their old per
sonal friends, the neighbors w'io could
remember the simple beginning of their
lortunes Among the letteis and tele
grams received on tins occasion was
"Washington, September 13. Mr. and
Mrs. Clem Studebaker Will you please
accept the congratulations ot Mrs. Har
rison and myself. May your family be
unbroken and your home be the abode
of happy contentment.
Kicked to Death by His Horse.
Brief mention was made in the last is
sue of this paper of the fact that a man
was fatallv injured by a kick from a
horse at Sloan's store, Alexander county,
the eacly part of last week. We have a
long communication from Stony Point
giving fall particulars of the occurence.
Mr. Jesse Roulhac, of Horse creek, Ashe
county, with his son and several neigh
bors, had been to Statesville, and return
iug stopped, Monday, 30th of Scptemlier
at Mrs. S. D. Myer's, near Stonv Point.
Mrs. Myers keeping u country boarding
house. About 10 o'clock ut night Mr.
Koulhnc and one of his neighbors went
to the feed lot to atteud to his horses be
fore going to bed, and one of the horses
kicked him in the stomach. He was
taken to the house and put to bed and a
physician sent for. Alt that could be
done for him was done but he died about
5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and was
buried at Stony Point graveyard, Wed
nesday. The deceased was between 40
and 45 years old.
Washington, D. C, October 11. Spe
cial. Cvrene entertainment last night.
Many oftbem will be home to-morrow.
Few Templars are here now.
NO CHANGES TO RK MADE IIS
Resolutions or Keg-ret ior the
Death of Bishop vail The He.
vIhIoii of the Hymnal Before the
New York, October 11. When the roll
call of committees was read in the gen
erul convention of the P. E. church to
day, Rev. Dr. Benedict, chairman of the
committee on constitutional amend
ments, submitted a report that the com
mittee deemed it inexpedient tomakeanv
chngge in representation to the general
convention, or to make a change in the
method of voting. The committee also
asked to be discharged from further con
sideration of the subject. The report
was signed by nine membeis of the com
mittee, two were absent, and the two
houses assented to the discharge ot the
committee asked tor; but when their re
port was submitted, objection to its
present consideration was made, and
under the rule it was placed on the cal
endar, i ne sunject ot the report, pro
portionate representation, and to which
it is opposed, is one oi tne most import
ant to be acted upon bv the present con
vention. Dr. Benedict, from the same
committee, reported in favor of allowing
bishops to have the offices of the church
set forth in modern tongues other than
English when a number of persons unac
quainted witli the l-.nglish tongue is con
siderable. This also went on the calen
dar. Resolutions of regret for the death
ot llisnhon ail, ol Kansas, and of at:
precintion for his memory were adopted
by a standing vote. Kev. Dr. Hunting
ton onereo a resolution providing tor the
addition ol a short othceol prayer to the
book of common 'waver. It was placed
on the calendar. S. Corning Judd offered
a resolution providing for the establish
ment of courts ofnpiH-al in the various
dioceses. Rev. Dr. bgnr, of central New
York, and John II. Stotscnburgh, of In
diana, offered resolutions looking to the
same object. They were all placed on the
calendar. A message from the House of
Bishops was received announcing the
consent to the consecration of Rev. Dr.
Morris and Spalding as bishops of Ore
gon and Colorado, respectively. The
house then took up the order of the day,
the report on hymnal. The leport was
in favor of several changes in the present
hymnal, comprising omissions, substi
tutes and additions. Rev. Dr. Nelson,
secretary ot the committee, presented a
report and spoke in favor of its adoption.
Hill Hurgwin moved that the matter lie
referred to the committee of the whole;
and to avoid general discussion that
might occupy their time until the end of
the session, the motion was carried, and
the house went into a committee of the
whole. Dr. Dix calling Hill Burgwin, ol
Pittsburg, to the chair. It was decided
that the hymns should be called by num
bers, one by one, and that each hymn to
which no objection is made shall be con
sidered approved. Rev. Dr. Harwood of
the committee moved that uvmii No. 330
in the present hymnal he substituted for
.No. 5 in the proposed hymnal; the new
hymn was similar to No, 330 excepting
that two verses was omitted. The mo
tion was carried.
At the afternoon session the announce
ment was made that the convention of
the whole was incompetent to revise the
nymnal, and it was again referred to the
House of Bishops. The following reso
lution was moved:
That the House of Bishops concurring
the hymnal reported to this house be re
committed to the house ol special com
mittee to report at the next general con
vention, and tnat they lie instructed to
report: First, which hymns should Ik
omitted. Second, what hvnius not in
cluded in the committee's report should
be added 1 lard, what hymns from
other sources should be added and what
revisions should be made in the text.
Resolved, That, hymns in the hvinnal
reported to be authorized for use in this
church do stand until the next general
The amendment proposed by Dr. Har
wood of the committee wasthat the sub
ject lie referred to the original committee.
Dr. Huntington, of New York, in a short
speech, proposed that the new hymnal
should continue to lie used. Ir. Har
wood 's amendment was laid on the table
by a vote of 196 to 50. Several other
amendments were then proposed, some
with a view to pushing thenucstiou, and
some with a view to shelving. Finally
the members ot the hymnal committee
was called upon to speak, and Dr. Bene
dict responded. He deplored the policy
of putting off from time to time the re
Dr. Middle, of Pennsylvania, again
moved that the revision lie sent back to
the committee, in which there are two
icancics, and that these be filled. A
proposal was made to make the numlier
of the hymnal committee nine, but an
amendment putting it at seven was car
ried. The vote to carrv the original motion
resulted as follows: Clerical 50, diocese,
), nves and 15, navs, divided; lay 9
diocese, 35 ayes and 10 nays, divided.
Thus the matter was referred.
Dr. Hammond, of Virginia, advocated
the old hvninal. Dr. Faucked moved the
following resolution: "That the pro
posed hymnal having been referred to a
committee, it is inexpedient to allow its
use until sain committee have reported.
The motion permitting the use of the
present hymnal, however, was carried
after several intervening motions and the
amendment was put.
The House of mshoiis sent a message
informing the House of Deputies that
they declined to adopt the alterations
suggested intheTeDeum. They wanted.
however, to amend title 1, section 2, ol
the constitution, agreeing to the election
of bishops three months after the general
convention. Thev also said they had not
fully considered the matter of consecra
tion of new bishops in the dioceses of
Missouri and Culitoniin.
Electric Death Again.
Nkw York, October 11. An electric
lineman met with a horrible death at the
corner of Centre and Chambers streets
at 1 o'clock this morning from contact
with an electric light wire. He was em
ployed by the Western I'nion Company,
and presented a terrible sight as he died
on the net work of wires in mid-air,
while the deadly fluid actually made his
body sizzle, and the blood poured out to
the sidewalk and over the clothes of the
horrified spectators. The accident, oc
curring in the middle of the day in one of
the busiest parts of the city, was wit
nessed by a large concourse of people.
The man's body lay limp and motionless
in the mass of wires attached to the
cross trees of the poles. When a fireman
brought out a ladder, and went up with
a pair of shears to cut the wires, the man
was found to be dead.
A. W. Bronson, ot Hot Springs, is nt
la It An Evil ? if no, by what
Means nay It he Abated 7
No one doubts that vagrancy isanevil,
and no man who thoughtfully surveys
his surroundings can deny that the evil is
steadily increasing. No truer wordsever
found place in Holy Writ than these,
"The poor ye have always with you,"
and it is by no means the object of this
article to discourage that sympathy
which our divine Master taught by pre
cept wnen ne aooed - vt nensocver ye will
ye may do them good," and by example
every day and hour of His ministry.
Nor would we intimate that only those
whbm we are wont to style "the deserv
ing poor" should receive the alms and
help of charitable people. We find no
qu'i' .ying adjective in the sentenceabove
quoted, but we would ratherdrawatten
tion to the last word of the final text,
"Whomsoever ye will ye mav do them
How is this good to be done? Many
christian people seem to think that they
obey this injunction by an indiscriminate
bestowal of alms upon every beggar that
approaches them. They scarcely take
time to consider whether in many cases
this conduct may not be farthest re
moved from doing good" to the poor
wretch who, abandoning all self respect,
adopts this method of glcanim.' a liveli
hood, because he finds it easier and less
fatiguing than honest, faithful work.
Such christians should ask themselves
"Is this really charity .'" Cannot anyone
see that it is much less of sacrifice for a
millionaire to give $5 to a beggar than
to take five minutes of his time to invest
igate the ciim', and to inaugurate some
plan by which the brother or sister, as
the case may be, mav be elevated to the
plane of a human being?
01 course it is much easier to anv of us
to throw down a small coin as a salve to
our conscience, and under its soothing
influence to walk away with head erect
and hugging to our breast the thought,
"How good and charitable we are!"
the constant repetition ot thisconduct
produces its natural result. The lieggar
is encouraged in his vagrancy, and others
are induced to abandon perchance a
struggle for nn honorable support be
cause they find that without labor they
can live at the expense of others.
I he effect is becoming apparent even in
our own little town. Hie number of
beggars is rapidly increasing, chiefly by
emigration from adjoining counties,
whose inhabitants act in a manner more
wise and more truly charitable. Only a
day or so ago we overheard a blind (?)
beggar abusing a donor tor having given
him only a dime, and we marveled how
quickly his eyes iiad been opened to the
smallness of the coin. How much better
if the donor had taken care to find out
whether the applicant was really blind.
or was the impostor that his conduct
proved 1 1 1 m to be.
We think there is one remedy for va
grancy, if our people, both resident and
visitors, will only acquaint themselves
with its methods. This remedy is to eive
a liberal support to that organization ot
good women v.-ho huvc banded them
selves togctiu-r for the express purpose of
being the almoners ot those who may not
have time to investigate each case of
poverty for themselves. This society is
known as "The Flower Mission,"asthey
started out with the modest ambition to
carry sweet flowers to the bedside of the
sick and suffering. But as is everthecase
willing hands and loving hearts found
broader fields to spread out before them,
and bravely have they grappled with
their problems. The whole city has lieen
divided into wards, to each of which a
sub-committee attends closely. Every
K-rson in destitute circumstances is
promptly visited and helped in a manner
most calculated to make him soon regain
his indeiendeuce, and never to forget his
self resK-ct. To the professional lieggar
this society is a perfect horror. He knows
that he stands but slight chance to hum
bug these wise, practical women; he
knows that his claims for help will he
investigated promptly and fully, and as
this is just what he does not desire, he
comes not near them, but prefers to go to
the wealthy visitors with his false state
ments, and )erhaps with his slanderous
reports of the Flower Mission that
these good ladies are neglecting him, and
squandering on their favorites huge sums
that arc placed in their hands for distri
bution. We urge anyone who has the heart to
do a truly charitable act to contribute
according to his means to the support of
this Mission, and whether they do so or
not, to abandon the indiscriminate le
stowal of alms, but to refer each and
every applicant to the proper committee
lady, whose whereabouts can be learned
at any moment of any of the stores of
Ashcville. This will certainly have the
immediate effect of abating the great and
growing evil of vagrancy. P.
Disastrous Floods In France.'
Paris, Octolier 1 1. Disastrous floods
prevail in the Department of Jura. A
number of bridges have been carried
away by the high water. Mous le
Saulnier, capital of the Department, is
inundated, and a numlier of villages are
surrounded by water. The military are
actively engaged in saving life und prop
erty. A Remarkable Man.
John Patterson, colored, of Harnett, is
all-in-all a rather remarkable man. Al
though without arms he can shave a
man ; load and shoot a gun or pistol ;
thread a needle and sew; ien and wind
a watch; shoot a bo wand arrow; and do
many other things wonderful for a man
to perform without arms or hands. Pat
terson is about 54 years old, and sjient
the dny here last Thursday, during which
time an Observer reporter gleaned the
North State: General Chalmers has
declined the Republican nomination for
Governor of Mississippi. He says the
white people are throwing such obstacles
in his way that he cannot hcqie to be
Now, he and his friends will proceed to
Washington and play the roll of martvrs.
This is the old story. The general run of
office-seekers in the South care nothing
about their party. They want to play a
big hand at Washington. That is all
they are after. The people ought to take
a hand and place this class ot gentry
where they Ixlong.
The V. M. C. A.
A meeting of the board of directors of
the Young Men's Christian Association
of Asheville will be held at the law offices
of Gndger, Carter & Martin, in the Mc
Loud building, at 8 o'clock Monday
evening. A full meeting of the board is
THE OPERA LAST NIGHT.
A Marvelously successful
Thk Citizen has ever held that Ashc
ville possessed greater advantages, and
its people more diversified talents than
any city on the gloljc.
The performance of the Little Tycoon
last evening only served to add another
proof that Tin; Citizen is always correct
in its judgment. We venture the opinion
that in no other citv. large or small
could such a performance be placed on
the boards by amateurs. In fact, we
heard the suggestion frequently made bv
the delighted audience, that professionals
had been imported for the occasion, but
no; the sweet faces of our own North
i-nronna girls gave an appropriate
adornment to the sweetest of singing,
and our own gallant boys stood bravely
forth as champions of true love, and in
opposition to the cruel papa.
01 course, true love prevailed as it ever
has, ever will, and ever may it so prevail.
Lord Dolphin had our sympathy at the
happiness denied him, and Alvin Barry
our congratulations at the joy he fully
Teddy was perfectly immense. If any
one in this section failed to see him last
night we urge such unfortunate one to
secure a ticket early this morning, as we
learn that extra trains will lie required
to bring the throngs that will crowd the
opera house to-night.
We have never listened to so sweet a
voice as that of Miss DeRossett, of Wil
mington, who took the leading part of
Violet. Her singing of "Tell Me Daisy"
was exquisite, and brought rounds of ap
plause, which she gracefully acknowl
edged with that dear old Southern song
"Way Down Upon the Suwanee River"
to the intense delight of all who heard
Space forbids us to comment upon the
admirable local hits of Gen. Knicker
bocker and the marvelous display of the
Japanese craze; and in fact any person
who fails to see it to-night and judge for
himself does not deserve our excellent de
The delighted appreciation of the au
dience was manifested by a request that
a matinee lie given this afternoon, but
the management were obliged to decline,
as this would so fatigue the young la
dies as to incapacitate them for the per
formance in the evening.
Roped In by Rambllmr Reporters
RoaminK Round the Cltv.
The farmers of the New Found section
will picnic at that place to-day.
Thirty-five dollars in fines were collec
ted in the police court yesterday morn
ing. Nearly two hundred reserved seat tick
ets were sold for "the Little Tvcoon"
performance last night.
The United Workmen held their regular
weekly session at their hall on North
Court square last evening.
The mail train from Salisbury due here
iit 4.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon was
five hours late in reachi g the city.
Several new cars for the Asheville elec
tric railway will arrive and be placed in
operation during the coming week.
"The Little Tycoon" last iwrforninnce
at otwra hall to-night. Secure your
tickets early ; the house will be crowded.
Tobacco sjilcs at the Asheville ware
houses for Scptemlier amounted to 12,-
958 pounds which netted $1,398 26.
The regular weekly meeting of the City
Council was in session at city hall last
evening. Actingmnyor Pulliam presided.
Tobacco sales at all the warehouses
were small yesterday. Offerings, how
ever, were in demand and fair prices were
Winter visitors are beginning to arrive
in the city and it will not lie long hence
before the hotels and boarding houses
will be crowded with our friends from
less favored climes than ours. Asheville
warmly welcomes all who choose to
The Knoxville Trades Display.
We acknowledge an invitation to be
present nt the magnificent exhibit of the
industries of Knoxville to take place very
soon in the present month. The idea is
characteristic of the energy, ambition
and just pride of the city, which in some
particulars, has no equal in the South,
and in all rcsjiects is moving onward
with such rapidity as will soon place her
alongside of her present foremost rivals.
Nowhere has the recuperation of the
South lieing more brilliantly signalized
than in Knoxville; nowhere has the new
spirit of southern energy and ability to
deal with the new problems presented to
the people of the South been so splendidly
illustrated ; and nowhere have the young
men been so magnificently foremost in
treading the new fields of enterprise and
Purchased the Farm.
The very valuable farm belonging to
Dr. W. L. Hilliard, lying about four
miles south of this city, was yesterday
purchased by Charles McNamee, of New
York for account of George H. Vander
bilt, the millionaire. The sale was a
cash one, and twenty-one thousand dol
lars was the price paid by Mr. McNamee
for his purchase.
Ucensed to Wed.
Marriage license was yesterday issued
to the following parties by register of
deeds Mackey, of this county :
J. C. Myers to S. C. Jenkins.
Samuel Mcintosh to Dorcas Fisher.
The latter couple were from Madi
CROSS AND WHITE.
THE STATE NATIONAL BANK
To be Tried at This Term of the
t'uited slates supreme Court
In vltalions for the- lulcrnalioiial
Washington, D. C, Octolier 11. The
October term of the I'nited States su
preme court will begin Mondav next,
but the proceedings on that dav 'will lit
purely formal; and alter adjournment
the Justices in a body will pay their res
pects to the President.
The court will find itself confronted
with a docket ot '1.325 cases; and it is
estimated that, diligently as Hie court
may work, it can dispose of no more
than 00 cases during the term. The
Virginia coupon cases will liecalled Mon
day, October 21, as will also the case ol
Lrossand White against the State of
North Carolina. The latter is the crimi
nal case which, in pursuance of the pre
vious order of the court, lias been ad
vanced on the docket.
Bond offerings to-dav .i!i.ri.ir:iii-f
$1(10,500, all accepted at 1.27 for four
per cents, and I.K.V4, lorlouranda halls.
The Secretary of State receives manv
invitations for the International Amer
ican conference to visit certain sect inn
of the South. It should begcnerallv and
widely known that the present arrange
ments is that early in lanuarv an itiner
ary will he arranged for the Soul li. re
latively more extensive than that which
is now in progress in the North. To
nave taken 111 both sections on one itin
erary would have been fatiguing and ex
haustive, anil besides the nionui ol Octo
lier is not regarded as a most favorable
season for visiting the South. The prit.
cipal cities of the South may be assured
of a visit Irom all the delegates in proper
season. This announcement is made on
the authority of Secretary Blaine.
FOLKS VOf KNOW.
Who t,- ArM Where They Are,
ana What They Are Ooliig.
Frank Loughrnu was here from Hick
M ayor Blanton will return Iron Wash
ington this afternoon.
Lieut. Col. J. G. Martin has returned
to the city from an extended trip North.
Mr. James P. McTeer, of Wylheville,
Va., spent yesterday in the city, leaving
for home in the evening.
Col. Paul F. Faison, of Raleigh, presi
dent of the board of directors of the
State penitentiary, is at Battery Park.
Messrs. W. C. Sprinkle, of Madison,
J. A. and J. M. Iirookshirc, and T. .
Reed of this county, have returned from
Washington, where they attended the
triennial conclave of the Knights Templar
of the I'nilcd States, just closed in that
Kev. W. S. P. Bryan, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of this city,
will return from Charlotte this after
noon. Mr. Bryan has been in attendance
upon the sessions of the North Carolina
Synod held in the latter city during the
Mr. W.J. Button, of Chicago, with his
wife, are in the city, and guests of the
Davidson house on College street. Mr.
Button, isgcucra! western agent for Har
per & Brothers educational works, and
is a most intelligent and pleasant gen
tleman. He proposes to be in the city
We had a most agreeable visit yester
day from a most agreeable gentleman.
Mr. James Mitchell, editor of the Little
Rock, Arkansas Democrat. It is always
pleasant and instructive to become per
sonally acquainted with our distant
brethren of the press It broadens our
views and enlarges our sympathies and
in doing so nets rcciprocnuly. Mr.
Mitchell is pleased with the results of
his observations so far as they have
gone, and proposes to make a more ex
tended acquaintance with Western North
"Association Notes." organ of the
Young Men's Christian Association id
New York, in speaking of the above
named gentleman says:
"Mr. Hans P. Andersen, late seerctarv
of our Young Men's Institute, has re
turned Irom liurope in greatly improved
health. He appears strong ami vigorous,
but residence in a milder climate is com
manded by his physician. On the 27th
ult., he left for his new field of labor,
Asheville, North Carolina. Mr. Ander
sen commanded the respect of his associ
ates by his intellectual ability, clear
judgment anil sound sense, and won
their hearts by his whole hearted anil
self-sacrificing work. The Asheville Asso
ciation is to be congratulated in securing
as its General Secretary not only one of
the ablest but one of the most modest
men in the secretarial force in this coun
try. We wish him every kind of success
ill his new field ot labor."
A DIstlniculKhed Preacher.
Rev. M. H. Houston. D. P., secretary
of foreign missions for the Presbyterian
church, is exK'Cted in the city this even
ing. He will preach in the First Presby
terian church to-morrow. Dr. Houston
was for many years a missionary in
China, and his administration of the
work of foreign missions has been sig
nally successful, and this is the first op
portunity the Presbyterian church has
had of hearing of this work from so high
A "BOSS" Dok l ight.
The biggest dog-fight of the season
took place in front of The Citizen office
alwut eight o'clock last evening lietweeu
one of Mclntire's bull pups and a hound,
owner unknown. The fight lasted about
five minutes and was witnessed by nearly
two hundred people. The dogs were
finally separated by the crowd, and quiet
once more reigned supreme. The hound,
however, is minus an car and several
pounds of hair by reason of the conflict.
The Weather To-Oav.
Washington, Octolier 11. Indications
for North Cnrolina. Stationary tem
perature, variable winds.