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ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1889.
TUK AIM OF THK r'l.WKR
MISSION TO IIANIHH IT.
A tsensinlc imd Forcible Appeal
from au Asheville Lady iikI"K
a JndlclouH Distribution ofchur.
l(y In ur City.
The subjoined article, fromunothcr cor
respondent, is in the same line of thought
as one published a lew clays ago. Com
nient upon this, sueh as accompanied the
other, is unnecessary. We, however, lie
s)K'iik for it thoughtful consideration:
Editor Citizen : There is one phase of
the development and growth of our
city which is woithy of the serious and
thoughtful consideration of our good cit
izens, and I leg thfir attention to a few
thoughts on the stiliject, which I present
at the request of a large nuinber of ladies
who have given much time and careful
consideration to the matter.
Asheville is becoming infested, to a
greater extent every day. bystieet beg
gars. No greater curse can befall a com
munity than the establishment of a class
of idle, dissolute, worthless creatures
who make a living by house to house
begging. We have such a class anion.,'
us, and the encouragement given it by
the thoughtless, brings numbers of re
cruits to its ranks every day. It is very
cerlaiu that we can put a stop to tin's
frightful evil if we will, and the iirst step
in the right direction is to create a right
public opinion on the subject.
Let me illustrate by a few instances
coming recently under my own immedi
ate observation; A tew weeks ago 1
was in the store of one of our leading
merchants when there comes in an old
woman whom I know to have led a life
of dissolute vagrancy, and to have
brought up her daughters anil grand
daughters to the same. Not one day's
honest labor have the whole trilic done
in their lives. After a few whining re
marks about the 'rheumatic," he is pre
sented with a fifty cent piece. "Ilowean
you do that ?" I ask my friend. "Oh,"
savs he, with an air of conscious virtue,
"fcould not eat my dinner if I thought
that old creature was hungry." "What
.difference," I reply, does it make whether
vou eat your dinner or not compared to
'whether you do right or wrong?" He
replies with a laugh, "Oh, your running
.about among the poor has made you so
hard hearted. I don't pretend to do that
sort of tiling, and I am much more lender
hearted than you."
A few days later I am in another store,
the proprietor of which, like the other
merchant. i an intelligent gentleman. In
comes u strapping boy of ten or twelve
years of age, begging lor a blind father.
Promptly he is given twenty-live cents.
I patiently ask, "Ho you think that
right?" "Oh," says my friend, "J haven't
time to investigate eases, and I would
rather give to twenty unworthy cases
than fail to relieve one worthy." Keeling
the uselessness of argument, I nsk, "Do.
you subscribe to the Flower Mission ?"
"No," is the reply. " I can't afford that,
I hnve to give away so much in this
wav everv day."
Another instance of a man 1 know, a
.day laborer, a weak creature, but honest
and steady enough. His wife is taken
sick, and kind people flock in, carrying
icomfort and luxuries. She dies, and he
(earns how much easier it is to do noth
ing, and send the children round lagging,
that it is "good-bye" to all work witli
him from that day. After some lime de
voted to idleness and mean whiskey, he
is brought to the hospital to be cured ol
he results. Week of . good doctoring
and discipline begin to have effect, when
,011c jav he is allowed to go out to walk,
lllc attracts the attention of agentleman,
(who, by the way, had been asked to
contribute to the hospital, but can't af
ford it ! ) He stops to sjieak to the in
valid. The old habit of lying returns.
The result is au exchange of n handful
of coins. The gentleman goes home filled
$vith a glow of generous emotion, and
thinking what a very good fellow he is.
T'le invalid proceeds down town, and,
after A few hours, is locked up in the cala
boose. All the good work of the hospi
tal doctors and ladies undone and their
hearts made sad. The rules forbid the
creature being again admitted to the
hospital, and he becomes a iermniient
charge upon the county, a paujier tor hie
at the age of forty-five.
One more case, and I am done. A
s killed workman who earns $2 a day.
"seeing so many ofhis friends living upon
lh- fat of the land without work, decides
ioryit. After drinking as much whis
key s he can and allowing the effects,
assisted by dirt and rags, to produce ns
forlorn an appearance as possible he
started out. He goes first to a gentle
man noted for his generous liberality.
ii.iiul. 1 am nvijpy i j, .
.scriber to the hospital! i.nd tells
...miii storv nljout navi ig oecn
; .;,.k iii the hosni.nl. and "throwc.l
.out" of there before he was able to work.
'.Without waiting to make any inquiries.
Ibis pockets are tiled. Much encouraged,
ilie proceeds round the town, and, at the
cad of the week, has a handsome bank
rount. He has accumulated much
more monev than be could possibly have
done by many weeks ot honest labor at
I could give downs ol such eases, but
these are enough to show that this evil is
fostered by the best class ot our com
munity. It is the intelligent business
men of the town who arc cursing it in
this wuy. In the meantime, the Flower
Mission treasury is smpty, the relict
funds of the churches are at the lowest
ebb, and the hospital is lettered by lack
of money. 1 cannot try the patience ot
your readers farther at this tune, but I
earnestly beg that this important mat
ter may be well ventilated through your
1 nW close with a few extracts from a
report made by a committee appointed
t investigate this very subject recently
in oh of the English cities:
"No remedy can be found for the pau
perism and mrndienncy ot the city till
K higher tone exist as regards the sin ot
iiiuoawidcrate dispensation of relief to the
poor, tilt he evil it effects are realized
and till conscience directs the heart in be
nevolent efforts. Religion, i. e., thought
..Innums in the sight of God for others.
nMJ, ,,i irresponsibility us regards our
gifts nnditbeir effect on others; uninstuk -
mg effort to (k wise methods ot rebel,
care and watchfulness aooui me eonse.
quences of it; the sclf-sucrifice of restrain
ing even wnui nui) "" ,.v.w ......
tions. These are not only the truest ax
ioms of philanthropic science, but the
necessary principles of all Christian char-
The committee suggest these wise rules
for the guidance of the benevolent :
"Never give to beggars without inquir
ing into the truth of their story. It is
cruel selfishness to do so.
"When vou give personally do so witlj
intelligent knowledge of all the circum
stances with kindly feeling and real sym-
pathy, and in a spirit ol trust and hoie
I'ulness. If you distrust do not give at
all; you have no right to give if you dis
trust. "If you arc unable from lack ol time or
from circumstances to put yourself in
iersonnl relation to the poor, do not
give personally at all. Send your money
to those who are able to do so and beg
them to distribute fir you."
THK CRONIN CASK.
Ve Have Doublless Had hut the
Chicago, October 17. At ten o'clock
this morning Judge McConneH's branch
of the criminal court was called to order
and the court announced that the only
business to lie transacted was the ap
pointment of a special bailiff losummoiis
avenire of men in the Cronin case. He
said that Carlan, who had lieen doing
that work, had resigned on account of
ill health. In Cnrlau s stead the court
appointed Chas. Bouncy, a young busi
ness man of American birth and ancestry.
State's Attorney Longnecker says that
bailiff Carlan has made a statement of
the circumstances under which he sum
moned two fixed veniremen, and that his
statement is perfectly satisfactory, and
exonerates him from all suspicion in the
matter. The excitement about the criminal
building was so intense this afternoon
that it was tound necessary to barricade
the doors. John Graham, clerk in A. S.
Trade's office, who is now under indict
ment was arrested Sunday night, about
12 o'clock, and has been under lock and
key ever since. He was the man who
was to put up money with which to
bribe jurors: and it is asserted that
Judge Longnecker says that the evidence
against him is very conclusive. titci
presenting indictments, the grand jury
adjourned for the afternoon; but the
Stiites Attorney, savs the case by no
means ends with the present indictment,
but will be very much more far reaching
than the most sanguine can suppose.
Judge McConnell's court met at two p.
m., put the proceedings there were un
eventful. The work of securing a jury
was resumed from the veniremen sum
moned by the new bailiff' appointed this
In luilge Baker's court to-day the
Siecial grand jury to further investigate
the charges ol jury bribing was sworn.
It is composed of well known citizens.
S. H. Chase was chosen foreman. Judge
linker briefly addressed the jury, telling
its members that above all things they
must rememlier to observe strict secrecy in
regard to the matters brought under their
observation. The Judge then rend the
law to lie enforced in case of the viola
tion of the secrecy of the grand jury
room. At three o'clock the grand jury
returned an indictment against John
Graham, clerk in lawyer Trade's office,
as well as true bills against the six men
A startling rumor is abroad to the et
fect that John F. Bcggs had made a full
confession which had disclosed to
the view of the jury the bribing
plot inoll details. Said oncof theStnte's
attorney's assistants: "Haliiffs Solo
mon anil Hawks and Tom Kavannugh
have agreed to tell what they know; we
are sure therefore of reaching the head
and front of the conspiracy."
I MOM WASHINGTON.
All Inter-State Commerce Com
Washington, II. C, October 14. The
I'nited States Supreme court assembled
to-day for the October term. All the
justices were present. After the formal
opening of the court, and the admission
to the bar of several lawyers, the court,
in accordance with the honored custom,
adjourned to call on the President in a
The inter-State Commerce Commission
has an opinion by commissioner Morri
so i. who announced its decision of the
case of James & Abbott against the
East Tennessee, Virginia ana ijeorgia
railroad company and others. This is
complaint of transportation chnrges
on lunilier carried from Johnson City,
Tenn., to Boston, Mass., the rate of
which complaint is 36 cents per hundred
nounds of lumber in a car load for a dis
tance of Oil miles, though from the
more distant point of Atlanta, 1240
miles, the lower fate of 34 cents is
charged, which is alleged to be in viola-
Ll"ll ol tne ui sccuou oi tuc at,. is
olate commerce. From Macon, Georgia.
to Hoston the freight charges are the
same as from Johnson City, 417 miles
shorter distance over the same line. The
commission holds that combined rail and
water comnetitioii at the longer distance
joe not justify the greater charge lor
the shorter distance, while the shorter
distance rate is maintained by the car--;.-,-
j,t iiointM where competition is of
greater force and more controlling than
it the longer instance poim. .-mm
grcau'r caarge is not iiiMiiii-ii uy ,
that local rates nave neeu nrsi paui on
the lumber In the longer distance points,
nor bv I he fact that freight is shipiwri in
cars fram the longee distance to points
which brought machinery to tnosepomts,
and for which profitable return loads
were not always to Ik- had, nor by a dif
ference in bulk'and valueof lumber, when
published rate sheets put lumber in the
same class and at the same rate. While
distance is not always the controlling
element in determining what js a reason
able rate, there is ordinarily a better
measure of railroad service in curry ing
goods than the distance they are carried;
and when the rate of freight charges
over a line in sending freight carried
from neighboring territory to the same
mniket is considerably greater than
over lines for distances as long or longer,
such greater rate is held to be excessive,
and should lie reduced. The rate oil lum
er from Johnson Citv to Boston should
not exceed 33 cents per hundred
Bond offerings to-day aggregated $0,
250; accepted $20,250 at 1.27 for tour
r cents, and 1.05- for fourand a halls.
Down With Epoed Wires.
New York, October 1. It has now
been decided that all electric light wires
above the ground must go. All compa
nies doing business in the city have got
out an injunction restraining the mayor
from interfering with their wires, but the
1 rti8COerei rder the laws of the State
. no in:unctioIls can lie served on a board
around these injunctions nas ncru
of health unless eight days notice has
been given; and should the court mis ai
ternoon make the injunctions against
the mavor permanent, the board ol
healt.i will take the matter in hand, and
before eight days have passed uot a wire
will I left above ground.
A Philadelphia express train, with five
passenger coaches attached, running at
thcrateofsixtv miles an hour, jumped
the track near Railway, N. J., on Sunduy
morning. The train was demolished but
no one killed, and only two slightly hurt,
by broken glass.
All Karly Hettler of Murphy Re
turns to Her Old Home.
The Murphy Advance of the 12th notes
the arrival in Murphy of Mrs. Hitchcock,
widow of Dr. Hitchcock of the V. S.
Army, who died in California two or
three years ago, leaving large landed
property in Cherokee and Graham coun
ties. Ilr. II. was surgeon in the army at
the period of the removal of the Chcro
kees to the trans-Mississippi country in
1830-7, and was stationed at the post
established on what is now the site of
Murphy, and at which the Indians, will
ing or otherwise, were collected for de
portation. While so stationed Dr. Hitch
cock invested, as he did elsewhere, in wild
and cheap lands, greatly to the advance
ment ol his future fortunes. We extract
the following from the remarks of the
When we arrived Mrs. Hitchcock was
looking over and examining relics anil
papers of olden times, which to her
seemed very dear. Among them were
notes and letters lieering date of 1813
and 1H27. She had in her hand her
fa'hers appointment ns Indian agent, in
1N2H. and it was well preserved. Col.
Hunter was recommended Tus agent for
this point by Samuel Southard, who, at
that time was very prominent. It was
hen.' where Col. Hunter's daughter, the
only white girl for miles around, was
wooed and won by Dr. Hitchcock, who
was then a surgeon in the I'nited Seatcs
Mrs Hitchcock has a piano which was
carried steadily and carefully over the
rough and rugged mountains by the
Indians, and after it was put in place she
won the admiration of all of them, who,
after once hearing her play upon it, pro
claimed her the pale squaw, who could
with her hands make music like the
She was very much attached to the
Indians and they to her, and she was
very loth to sec them leave, but relates
with pride, the heroism with which they
abandoned their tepees for other parts.
I It Another Hald Mountain?
Coopkks, N. C, October 13, 1KHSI.
Editor Citizen : In about three miles
of Coopers' Station in the southeastern
part of Buncombe county, on the top.
a knob known as the Watch Knoii,
about 1,000 above the surrounding val
ley, solid volumes of smoke, black as tar
smoke, are seen to rise fifty and a hun
dred feet above the tree tops and stand
for some moments, then vanish away.
This has been seen every fifteen or twenty
minutes through the day for two weeks,
by about thirty people. It has created
some considerable degree of uneasiness
and excitement among the people of the
surrounding community. This phenom
enon appears from 10 o'clock in thv
morning to 4 o'clock in the evening, on
the brightest days. We would love to
have some theory of its cause.
K. S. Tipton.
Without knowing more ol the locality
or the geological formation of the locality
in which the "solid volumes of smoke"
are daily nrising, we cannot venture
upon a theory ofcxplanation. Evidently
the eruption of smoke is in the Blue Kidge
range, and the Blue Ridge range has no
where exhibited eruptive tendencies. The
uneasy "Bald mountain" is not very far
away, and though the formation of that
range is somewlmt different from that ol
the Kidge, the disturbances there some
years ago are now generally and cor
rectly ascribed to mechanical agency, not
volcanic action. We hope our corres
pondent will have the curiosity to ven
ture a little closer; and if it be a volcanic
outbreak, we caution him not to go too
close to the crater, lest, like Kmpcdoclcs,
he may leave us no evidence that he has
been there except one of his old shoes
cast back by the eruption. Citihn.
V. Ms C. A.
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the Young Men's Christian Associa
tion, held last evening, the following offi
cers were elected :
President Mr. H. T. Collins.
Vice-President Mr. J. U. Dickcrsoii.
Secretary-Mr. II. I). Child.
Treasurer Mr. K. I', Garrett.
TAHKRNACI.K III KNKII.
The Brooklyn House of Worwlilp
I.lcked up by Flames.
Nkw York, October 13. The famous
Brooklyn tabernacle, of which Rev. T.
Hewitt Talmage is pastor, was, to-day,
for the second time in its history, totally
destroyed by lire.
At 2.15 o'clock this morning a police
man discovered flames issuing from the
small windows over the main entrance,
and, rushing to the nearest signal box,
sent ill an alarm. The firemen found the
fire had assumed large proportions, and
additional alarms, calling all the availa
ble apparatus, were nt once sent in.
It became evident that the adifice was
doomed. It burned like a tinder-box,
and the firemen, despairing of saving it,
directed their efforts to the adjoining
Fortunately there was no loss of life or
limb. The oolice carried out one old
ladv of 80 years from No. 337 Schermer
horn street and placed her in a house nt
a safe distance. AU the other inmates
were able tocare for themselves.
The loss on the church building, iiiclnd
ing the organ, which was one of the fin
est in the country, is $150,000. It is
said to lie covered by insurance, in a
number of companies.
Bismarck's Farewell to the Ciar
Berlin, October 14. Prince Bismarck
held a final and prolonged interview
with the Czar at the Russian embassa
dor's at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.
He bade the Czar 'farewell within the
court saloon of the Lehcrtc station and
did not appear upon the station plat
form. The conveisation between the
Clnr and the Chancellor was extremely
amicable. Emperor William, seizing the
earliest chance of learning the result of
' the interview., drove with Bismarck back
i to the Chancetior i residence.
DsmaglaK Cotton Fire.
I Montgomery. Ala., October 14. At
foui o'clock t his morning tire was discov
ered in the warehouse of Messrs. Marks
I & Gayle. The fire was confined to one
compartment of the warehouse contatn
' ing about 1,000 bales of cotton, and wns
j soon under control, but not before great
damaize was done to cotton, which is
I owned by different parties, and much of
it was destroyed. 1 tie warenouse ana
' contents were almost fully covered by
THE PAGE MURDER TRIAL
ttPKKCH OF THK SOLICITOR,
AND MR. M. K. CARTKR.
All Impartial Charge, and the
Jury Then Takes the Case, and
After Deliberation, In Hald to
Marion. N. C, Octolier 14, INNS).
Editor Citizen: The case of the State
vs. lid. Brown was taken up this morn
ing, and the examination of witnesses
for the State wus proceeded with.
P. B. I.unynn says: Was within three
or four feet of Page when he was killed;
was behind him; wns Iwtwccn the two
tracks, 100 to 150yards tromthe depot;
Judge Hazlewood was with Page; I was
with Prank Neal; had gotten off the
train; Charlie Fowler said, "lookout,
the train is coming"; we stopped for
train to pass; just as the train had
passed someone ran up by my side and
began firing; pistol was one and n hall
feet from my face; was powder burnt;
saw something glitter in his hand; it
was a pistol ; was four feet from Page;
four to six shots; the first shot took ef
fect; the shots were in rapid succession;
it must have been a self-acting pifl il;
saw the man who did shuoting ; he was
six feet high ; he wore u light sack coat
and dark punts; was heavier than me;
he stopped au instant eight or ten feet and
leaped back; know lid. Brown; had
known him three weeks; can't say it
wns Ed. Brown ; he went towards tin
depot; he did not sjieak ; Page was dead ;
went to Dellingcr house: was shot in the
back of the head; never had a talk with
Brown about it; visited him in jail; he
ilid not send for me.
Dr. Butt says: Am brother-in-law ol
Brown; was at the depot that night;
was at the platform ; wastiO or 75 yards
from where Page was shot; started to
the place and then turned back ; heard
some one say he was killed ; had seen
Brown that night at the depot ; did not
speak to me about Page at any time; he
did not come to my house that night;
neard no horses; do not know bow or
where he went; did not shoot Page my
self ; do not know who did.
F. C. Nichols savs: Was not in town
that night ; was sick and in bed ; have no
pistol ; had not loaned any pistol to any-
ine; Brown was in mv room during the
afternoon; did not mention Col. Page to
me; did not see him alter the killing.
No cross-ex a in i n a t ion .
lid. Landis savs: Was ill Burgin's
store till J o'clock ; saw Brown about
seven o'clock nlicr dark ; was in the
store where I clerk ; heard no talk; he
called for his gnu ; I gave him a pistol ;
do not know the make of the pistol; it
would shoot five or six times; was made
like a Smith and Wesson pistol; he had
left it with mc on Friday or Saturday
before; he had left it with me before more
than once; do not know why he left it
with mc; I took care of it for him when
he was in town ; did not say what he
wanted it for; there was u crowd in the
store ; have not seen the pistol since; he
gave me the pistol in the morning; put
it in the desk ; it wns loaded ; I took out
the cartridges aud put them in the dek ;
I took out the cartridges to prevent dan
ger; I loaded the pistol when he got it;
he was solier; did not see anything iecn
liar about his looks or conduct; lie did
not sav how long he wanted me to
keep it ,
I H. Hemphill recalled : Saw Brown
that evening; he wore a light coat; it
was a sack coat ; it was a light kind ot
Cross-examined bv M. E. Carter:
Others wore the same kind of coats in
town : it was not uncommon.
Mrs. Dollie Butt says: Was at home
that night ; saw my brother in the after
noon ; he had no talk of doing any vio
lence to Col. Page; saw him at mv fath
er's a lew days after the killing, More he
was in jail ; he did not take Ins meals
there; he stayed at my brother's some
times ; he did not tell me that he took
any part in the killing; I told him he
was accused ol the murder of Col. Page.
The solicitor closed the case for the
State after a short consultation between
the counsel for the defense. Captain M.
li. Carter announced that the defense
rest, and that Col. P. J. Sinclair
would open the cuse. The solicitor will
follow Col. Sinclair, and Captain M. K.
Carter will close the case. The argu
ment is able, and the crowd in the court
house arc listening with marked atten
tion. Marion, N, C, October 14 Special.
The Solicitor spoke for an hour and a
half. It was a strong speech, one ofhis
Inst. M. E. Carter closed the argument.
His snecch is regarded as one ofthe ablest
ever delivered here. The charge was fair
and impartial. 1 lie case was given to
the jury at 5.10. Reports say they have
GOVKRNOR Mil. I.
On His Way to Atlanta and other
Washington, October 14. Governor
Hill changed the time of his departure
from New York this evening until 9
o'clock, at which time he and his party
continued their journey to Atlanta.
After calling on the President Governor
Hill visitsd Representative Randall, of
Pennsylvania. During the day the Gov
ernor received invitations signed by the
mayors and presidents of boards of
trade and other prominent citizens of
Nashville, Chattanooga and Knoxvillr,
Tenn., to make visits to their cities after
leaving Atlanta. He was obliged to de
cline the invitation to Nashville, but has
accepted the invitations to stop at the
othe' places. His present program is to
leave Atlanta late next Thursday night
for Chattanooga, where heexpects to ar
rive Friday morning. He will remain
there until about noon of that day, and
leave for Knoxville, where he will arrive
about 4 o'clock. He will remain there
until late in the evening, when he will
leave for New York, reaching there on
John Inmnn, of New York, joined the
party Here to-oay.
The Montana Klectlon.
Hklkna, Mon, Octolier 14. Canvassers
in Silver Bow comity to-day threw out
the vote in what is known as the Rail
ronri urecinct which gave n Democratic
majority of 1 74. This action, if it is up
held bv the courts, will seat the entire
Republican delegation from that county,
(eleven memliers.l and overcome the
Democratic minority in the legislature,
and give the Republicans control of
lcsrisluture. ine uenrncraiic niuna
gers will nsk ludge De Wolfe for a
writ of mandamus to compel the canvas
sers to count the rejected precincts. The
throwing out of this vote, while reducing
Toole's vote forGovernor, does not over
come his majority.
FOLKS VOl' KNOW,
Who Tt- Are where They Are,
and What They Are Uolnic.
Mrs. Dr. J. A. Burroughs is visiting
friends in Lynchburg.
Mrs. J. S. Adams is visiting relatives in
Greensboro, having stopped over on her
return from Washington.
Mr. W. F. Randolph of Tin; Citizkn
job rooms, returned from Washington
and other eastern cities Sunday night.
Rev. James Atkins, jr., filled the pulpit
of Central Methodist church Sunday
morning, and Rev. S. II. Hilliard at
Mrs. F. A. Hull and Miss Annie May
Reynolds have returned from their visit
to Baltimore, Washington aud other
Miss Annie B. de Rossct, of Wilming
ton, N. C, who has been the guest of
Mrs. Jas. G. Martin for the past two
weeks, left yesterday.
The Brevard Voice says Mr. B. C.
Lankford, the old posttnnsterof Brevard,
has been drawn as a juror for thecoming
term ofthe Federal court.
Mr. Joe Sluder accompanied by Mr.
Lawrence P. McLotid and Mr. Thus. A.
Jones, left Sunday for Lincoln, III., to be
mnrried to Miss Helen Louise Ilolicrt of
Miss Anna C. Aston, who has been
traveling through the State organizing
Young Women's Christian Temperance
Unions has returned after accomplishing
a very successful work.
Dr. T.J. Hargan, who has been absent
for some days in eastern cities with a
view to purchasing n modem heating
apparatus for his hotel, the Oak Street
Inn, is exjiected home to-day.
Messrs. H C. Fagg.J. O. Howell, and
T. S. Morrison, members ofthe Knights
Templar party from this place, extended
their trip to New York and other places,
and will not reach home for several
Messrs. (). F. ilagemau, J. A. Wagner,
T. M. McCoy, E. R. Glenn, Arthur
Reagan, J. IK Woody and D. A. Hilde
brand returned on Sunday evening from
Washington, having gone thither in at
tendance upon the tricuual celebration of
the Knights Templar.
Mr. Spraguc, the former well known
landlord of the Round Knob hotel, is in
the city. Round Knob is his headquar
ters still ; and his name suggests one of
those unexpected openings ol fame and
prosperity which so brightly illustrate
Western North Carolina. Near Round
Knob, within stone's throw in fact, of
the hotel, have been found three mineral
springs which are destined to be widely
famous as well as useful. One of them is
an alum spring; and in connection with
it is made an "alum mass," said to be
siqierior to that of the Bedford, Ya.,
springs. This mass has already been put
on the market. Near by ore gushing
lithia springs, claimed to Ik stronger
and more efficacious than the Buffalo
springs, of Mecklenburg county, Va.
In close proximity arc sulphur and also
chalybeate springs. These, in connection
with its un-ivallcd scenery and the per
fect facilities of access, will make the
Round Knob mineral springs and hotel
as well known and as much frequented
as the lamous Virginia resorts with their
well deserved repute.
log;H In Chureh.
The Scotch shepherds who siciid the
whole week out in the moors with only
the companionship of their sheep and
their collies, always observe the Sabbath
by punctual attendance on the Kirk.
The dogs which secin to hnvcimhilicd the
devotion of their masters, always accom
pany them, with au outward apiearaiice
of great devotion, to the church door.
But there they discreetly stop. That is as
far as a dog should go. If St. Bernards,
Gordon setters, New Pouudlnnds and
prize dogs of whatever blood, cannot
take the example of the collies, ihcy
should be made to stay at home. There
is nothing that more disturbs a congre
gation, or awakes more idle curiosity
than a dog, lost jierhaps, or wandering
with aimless purpose through the aisles
of a church, or lying down in them to lie
stumbled over, or intruding into pews or
elsewhere. It is an offensive nuisance.
The Murphy Branch.
Speaking the other day of the bright
ening prospects of Murphy by the com
pletion ofthe above division of the W.
N. C. railroad, we observed that the
mountain obstacles having been over
come, and but a relatively short time in
tervened between theprcsentnndthereal-
izationofnll hopes. We now learn of a
great recent step forward. This week
the road will be practically opened to
Wcstficld, a station seven miles beyond
Jarrntts, and passenger and freight
trains will lie regularly run to and from
that point. This brings the road to
within about eighteen miles of Murphy ;
and though the remaining distance will
call for some tedious work, the greater
part of it is in the level valley of Vullry
river, so that the whole work might be
completed within a few months.
We saw yesterday afternoon a Holstein
heifer just purchased from the herd of
Gen. R. B. Vance by Dr. J. A. Burroughs.
The animal was only thirteen months
old, vet so well grown that she might
pass for a well-grown old fashioned cow.
What she will be when she is grown can
not be guessed except from the known
tame of the stock she comes from as fine
large cattle, as well as being among the
best of milkers.
Forty houses and fifty million feet ol
lumber were burned at Serpent River,
Mich., on Saturday evening.
Roped In by Raninllnic Reporters
Roaming Round the Cltv.
Several persons left this section yester
day lor the State fair at Raleigh.
A marriage license was issued by regis
ter Maekcy yesterday to G. M. Smart
and Manila Trenthnm.
H. S. Harkins has put down a very at
tractive pavement in front of his new
building on Pattou avenue.
Messrs. Rawls and Sumner are pushing
to completion a handsome ten room res
idence on Haywood street.
There were thirteen cases at the may
or's court yesterday. Most all Saturday
night drunks. Fines collected $28.50.
Considerable delay in the running ol
trains was occasioned yesterday by the
derailment of two freight ears at tin
trestle near the Old Depot.
Mr. C. E. Moody has just finished a
handsome job of paving in front ol
"Marble Hall," A. D. Coojicr's new build
ing on South Main street.
"Suicide by ierishing"is the somewhat
original cause assigned for a death by
the Winston Republican, that being tin
heading of the announcement.
There were small breaks at the Itannei
and Furmers' warehouses yesterday, and
prices were unusually good and the far
mers are in splendid spirits.
The stock of goods remaining nnsoli!
by the agents of the assignee of '.he house
of W. 11. Iea, were yesterday advantage
ously sold to Mr. C. E. Graham.
The Banner warehouse proprietors au
rapidly rebuilding a portion ol the north
western wall of their building recently
torn down liecnuse deemed not safe.
The improvement now being made by
Cnpt. W. C. Troy, city superintendent ol
streets, on Pntton avenue, when coinplc
pletcd will make that thoroughfare a
credit to the citv.
The Brevard Voice, during the tempo
rary absence of the editor, will be in
charge of Mr. J. L. Bell, a gentleman
every way qualified to till the editorial
chair with dignity and ability.
C. E. Lane & Co., the colored grocery
men of South Main street, have made an
assignment, and their doors were closed
yestesday. We understand that V. H.
Martin, colored, is the assignee.
Sheriff Reynolds has succeeded in find
ing fifty-five persons in tnis township
liable for taxes, but who have failed here
tofore to list their property for purposes
of taxation. The tax derived from these
parties ranged from $2 to $25 each.
Snowflakes, driven by a cold north
wester, fell almost continuously yester
day after two o'clock. This is some
what early for a familiar sight during
the winter, the snow falling from broken
clouds, and scarcely ever making a show
on the ground.
THK TOBACCO CROP.
The Lamest and Finest Kver
Known In This Section.
In conversation with a gentleman in a
position to lie thoroughly familiar with
the tobacco intrrests in Western North
Carolina yesterday, a Citizen representa
tive learned somethings of interest to the
general public and to the farmers of this
section of the State in particular. This
gentleman informed us that the largest
tobacco crop, and the finest ever known,
has lieen safely housed by the farmers in
this and adjoining counties, and that
there is no doubt but that it will bring
more money than any crop ever sold by
our people. The crop in the tobacco belt
of middle Carolina and Virginia is short,
and already many enquiries are coming
in from prominent tobacco markets
looking to the purchase of our crops.
This demand has already been felt in the
stiff prices thus early paid on the floors
ol the Ashcville warehouses, and it is
thought to lie onlv an index of what is
to follow. On yesterday, our friend told
us, a lot of tobacco was sold for $40 per
hundred, for which the tanner would
have been satisfied to receive $20 before
placing itonsale. These are certainly en
couragingly facts, and we trust that a
houtiful season is just iqicuing before our
The Ladies Will Aid In Fnrnlsli-
Ihk the V. M. C. A. Rooms.
A meeting ol n committee of ladies was
held yesterday afternoon at the house of
Mrs. Dr. W. L. Milliard to devise means
for aiding the Young Men's Christian As
sociation to furnish their new rooms on
Patton avenue. There were present Mrs.
Dr. W. L. Hilliard, Mrs. H. T. Collins,
Mrs. M. E. Carter, Mrs. Kepler, Mrs. F.
A. Hull, Mrs. Pleasant, Miss Annie As
ton, Miss Maggie Buxton and Miss Fan
nie Patton. Miss Aston was elected
Chairman and Miss Buxton was elected
Secretary and Treasurer. After listening
to a statement of Secretary Andersen as
to the plans of the Association, the la
dies decided to undertake to furnish the
parlors and the boys' room throughout
A committee was appointed to select the
furniture. The ladies will nt once pro
ceed to seciirethe necessary funds. It is
desired that the money be entirely con
tributed by the Indies of Asheville, and
every lady of the city should assist to
make these rooms the most attractive
Other ladies will lie added to the com
mittee, that all the churches may lie rep
resented. The next meeting ofthe com
mittee will be held Tuesday, October 22,
at 4 p. m., at the house of Mrs. Dr. Hil
liard. Millet's picture, the Angelus, has reach
ed New York.
PKOCKKOIKtiH OF THE I'.l.ICV.
ENTH IIAV'tt ION.
A Number of llishops Oellver Ac',
dresses Coiicernlnii; Their Vari
ous Fields ol Labor and Their
Meeds ut the Present Time,
New Yokk, October 14. The eleventh
day's session ofthe triennial general con
vention ol the Episcopal church opi-ned
this morning nt St. George's church at
the usual hour. Despite the inclemency
of the weather there was n very (air at
tendance. The session was opened with
prayer by the Rev. Dr. Lifiingwcll, of
yuiucy. Dr. Dix presided. The regular
business was taken up.
The Iirst business on the calendar was
the resolution of Rev. Dr. Huntington
for a joint committee to prepare a
standard prayer book for 1NU2. Dr.
Huntington ppoke in favor of his resolu
tion. The matter was postponed for
S. Corning uihl then spoke in favor of
iiis resolution on proportionate represen
tation. With his permission, the debate
ni the question was postponed to allow
ihe committee on the sclcctinusol psalms
lo submit their report. A debate on the
latter question then ensued.
The committee recommended the sub
stitution of psalm 04 tor psalm till. A
number of delegates .spoke. Dr. Phillip
Itrooks stated that he was averse to any
Amotion was made to postpone the
liscussion until alter the report of the
loiuL committee on liturgical revision.
Tile house then prepared to receive the
house of bishops fur discussion of mis-
nonary work. At 12.;ttl o'clock, the
nissionary meeting begun. Bishop Clark,
)f Rhode Island, occupied the chair.
A motion was made that the missionary
nccling be held at night to give husi
less men a chance to attend the session.
fhe motion was carried.
further motion was made, when
the board of missions adjourned to-day
it 1 o clock, the next mcetiuu would lie
neld to-morrow evening at S o'clock.
Rev. James Stcptal Johnston, bishop of
western Texas, was then requested to
uldress tne liouse. He spoke ol tile im
possibility of properly prosecuting mis
sionary work ni districts as large as
England, Ireland and Scotland, with a
allry $;t,(llio. In the course ol Ins re
marks. Bishop Johnston expressed his
Usapproval ol cliurclies wasting tunc.
"tinkering canons and patching the
prayer book," instead of 'equipping men
to tight the great encniv ol the church,
At the close oi Bishop Johnston's re
marks, a motion was made by the secre
tary of the house of bishops to recoil-
ider the vote of postponing the mis
sionary meeting until the evening. Alter
some debate the motion was carried.
Kt. Key. Abiel Leonard, bishop of Ne
vada and I'tnh, then addressed tiic house.
He spoke ol the decadence ol Nevada:
how the population had fallen to under
M), 000. In I tali, the Mormon question
was far from settled. When he first went
ut there, he thought he knew something
ibout it; but now, alter years of work,
he confessed that it puzzled him. The
population ol the State was solidly
The Kt. Rev. lohn Mills Kendrick.D. 1).,
missionary bishop of New Mexico and
Arrizoiia, was next culled upon to speak.
He began his remarks wil h a tribute to
the memory of his predecessor, Bishop
Duulnp. He occupied the greater por
tion of his time in describing the physical
tppearunce ol lus diocese, and the neces
sity of irrigation. Many of his constitu
ents arc Mexicans anil Indians, who
cannot be reached through the English
language. He thought that hcforeniuuey
be Siciit on churches and schools, new
men should be scut into the field. Active
missionaries were needed. The Indians
were but little belter than pagans; and
the first work should begin liclore them
at 1 o'clock p. m. The meeting adjourned
At the afternoon session, Rev. Win. B.
Gordon, who was appointed to counsel
ind guide the Episcopal workers in
Mexico, made a report at length. Since
the Mexican churcii of Jesus had lieen re
ceived as a mission, ,J.i,iMKi Iiad lieen
htoincd lor all expenses, two-thirds of
the minimum estimated by the presiding
bishops; yet their edifice ill the city of
Mexico had more communicants than
any of the more prcntcntious congrega
tions, "there are but two classes ill
Mexico," said the sixrakcr, "the higher
lass are infidels, the lower class are in-
libcls." If any man wants to see the
need of missions let him come with me to
Mexico. II he cannot see the need lor
overcoming vice, superstition and in
temperance ol the inhabitants, he is uu
eonvincible. The missionary told about
the noble philanthropic work of Mrs.
Mary J. Hooker in that country, and
closed iiy au appeal for means to carry
on the undertaking.
The committee to whom was referred
the report of the board of managers of
the foreign and domestic missionary so
cieties of the chinch, then made its state
ment. Kettle-Drum and OoII Reception.
A kettle-drum reception will begivenat
the residenceofCapt. M. E. Carter, Thurs
day afternoon. October 1 7th, from 4 toti
o'clock. Refreshments served and fancy
articles sold. A doll reception will In
held and all the children are requested to
send their dolis by 12 o'clock Thursday
morning. Three prizes will lie awarded,
to the oldest, to the prettiest and to the
homeliest of the dolls. All are cordially
invited to attend. For the benefit of the
organ fund of the Episcopal church.
The A., A. and H. Road.
The engineer and vice president of
the construction coin puny interested in
the building ofthe Atlanta, Asheville nnd
Baltimore railroad, are on their way
here. They were expected last evening,
but failing to arrive, will probably reuch
here this morning. We propose to give
a full detail of inloniintion obtained from
them through interviews when they do
Acting under the constitution adopted
recently by the board of managers of the
Mission Hospital elected a medicul staff
to serve until the annual meeting in
January, consisting of the following
gentlemen: Drs. Battle, Mcrri'veather
and Watson to fill the position that they
have so long and so effectually held ; and
Dr. Fletcher to assist them with the gen
eral work ofthe hopitul.