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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1889.
DOWN AN INCLINE.
ROBERT BKKKIER Ll'NCHED,
A BLOODY RIOT,
A LETTER FROM MRS. HERON
THE A., A. & B. RAILROAD.
TWKLFTH DAV'K PROCEED
INGS OF IHi; BODY,
The Establishment of a Board 01
Retcents on Christian Education
Recommended - The Hook o;
Prayer win be Revised.
Nkw Viihk. October 15. In the Epis
copal convention this morning tilt; com
mittee on canons presented its report,
and asked to lie discharged. They rec
ommend the estalilisluuent of a board of
regents 011 Christian education tj con
sist of three members from the house o:
bishops, three from the houscof delegates
and one from the joint committee, the
latter to also act as an advocate coiu
mitltce, to report hi the next conven
tion. The resolution was passed. The
Rev. Mr. Clark, of Michigan, then read
the report of the committee on memo
rials of dicensid man 1 ici s. Eulogies
were read on all nuinliers who have diet,
since the assembling of the last conven
vcation. The report of the commit lee on
amendments to the constitution then
was. at the request of Benedict, of south
ern Ohio, placed 011 the calendar and the
cominittcciliscli.il ged. A resolution was
passed requesting Congress to pass
stringent and uniform divorce law
fur the ilist iet of Columbia and terri
tories: and attention was called to tile
report of the late coinmissionir ot labor,
Carr .ll ll. Wribt on the subject of di
vorce. I'lu committee on the prayer
book otieicd a resolution that the morn
ing 1.1. d rvi.iini; . r ivcissli-udd beprin'.ei!
in tlie same i,.v as the rest of the sei
vicc. At I 'lie in use proceeded to
1 he coi. Mini ion of the older of tiie uii.
Dr. Huntington then ascended the plat
form to speak on the suiijcet of the re
port on liturgical revision. lie ai
uounccd that he divided his remarks un
der three heads. First, rhetorical; sec
ond, erroneous, and third, imaginative,
lie then proceeded to criticise the report
severely. Kev. tlco. McCliristian. ol New
Vork, one ol the members who prepared
the minority report, then arose, ih
spoke warmiy against any lurlher revis
ion of the prnvcr book, lie was followed
by Kev. Joseph N. Blnuchartl, ol Michi
gan, who opposed further revision. At
the close of liis remarks ainotio.i-lo ad
journ for lunch was carried.
When the afternoon session of the con
vention assembled kev. Dr. Cornelius E.
Swope, of New York, opened the debate
on the proposed revision of the prayer
book. He deplored the modern tendency
to revise the prayer book, and appealed
to the meeting to stop it as sacrilegious.
Kev. Dr. Sissuius, of Louisiana, favored
the revision and the minority report, lie
said there' was more harmony in the
church since the work of revision was
begun. Kev. Noel l-ogan advocated the
udoplioii of the minority report, and
Kev. Goodwin, of Pennsylvania, criti
cised the statement made by lr.
Sissums. The question of revis
ion is more active now than
it was six years ago," he said, "and it
will only die when it is put to death.
The present convention cannot find the
convention of 1802 in the least. We can
set it a good example."
Kev. Dr. A. Holland, of Missouri, tolr
the convention that no church could tel.
him what prayer tooflcriii the privacy o1
his family, and lie protested against
making a crazy quilt out of the prayer
book. "I ion low church," he cried,
"and I appeal to every low churchman
to vote against this proposed revision.'
Hill Hurgin, ol Pittsburg, thought the
majority report was at least worthy m
consideration, and then llr. Phillips
ltrooks argued strongly in favor of re
vision. If an attempt to get nearer the
truth could destroy u man's faith he
thought such faith had better be des
1 roved. He sanctioned such as would
keep the prayer book in living sympathy
with the spirit ol the age.
A resolution proposing to give each
side ten minutes in which to close the
debute was accepted.
At 4.50 o'clock the chairman ordered
it vote, which was taken amid much ex
citement. It was a vote bv the diocese
and the secretary announced the result
as follows: Ayes 311, noes 40, divided 12.
The minority report was therefore lost,
and the report oi the majority will come
up for consideration to-morrow. The
c invention then ndjourned for the day.
HuHliieM In the Grain Center Dur
Inir Yesterday' Hesslou.
Chic ago, October 15. There was good
trading in wheat to-day, dining the
early part of to-dav's session, within
narrow ranges, prices varying" scarcely
any. The opening was rather e-asici.
with prices about ic :)wer than yestt -r-ilav's
closing, but local feeling was
rather bullish, und the market rallied
slightly. Later prices di opped off "sc..
i ...c, recovered again, but closed easier,
i-.a'Vc. lower than yesterday.
Corn ruled easier the greater part ol
the session, fluctuation limited to tsc.ii
Oats were a trifle declined, there was
more pressure to sell and prices declined
Ue.aUc, the market closing easy at
about the inside figures.
The mess pork market was unusually
quiet, and trading limited. The prices
fovored se lers, without material change.
Very little business was reported in
lard, prices rather in favor of buyers.
Little interest was manifested in short
ribs, and the leeling was easier.
Hun cotton Review.
Nkw York, October 14. The Sun's
cotton review says: Futures opened
depressed by wcait foreign advices nnn
... ;,l.nfions that the corner on
October contracts had collapsed. Then
came the daily report from the signal
service bureau predicting frost m
1 n..;;an attii tlii- hears fairlv tumbled
over each other on their demand to
cover contracts, carrying January op
tions from 10.01 to 10.10. The
scare subsided, and under sales to
realize a part of the advance, was lust.
Cotton on spot was one-sixteenth
Jo'ver and dull.
A speciul to the St. Louis Republic from
Sun Antonio, Texus, tells of the progress
that has bee l made toward establishing
a negro colony in Mexico. Klils and
Ferguson, the two negroes who arc at
the head of the movement, report that
their scheme is working finely and that
they have received substuiitialeiieotiruge
meut from the Mexican Government.
Thev have received a concession of $2.
OOOlOOO in money und 450,000 acres of
land in the very tertile State of Vera
Cruz, ihe concession will hnve to be
coufirmed by the Mexican congress, and
that is ull that is lacking in the comple
tion of the arrugement. It now remains
to be seen how President Diaz and the
Mexican congress will view this move
ment. It is a voluntary one on the part
of the negroes and engineered by men of
their own race.
The River and Harbor Rt-cotn-
tuendations lor iHoo.
Washington, October 15. The secre
tary of the interior has debanc I J. M. Ii.
Miller, of luka, Miss., from practicing as
an attorney lieforeany bureau of the in
Hond offerings to-day aggregated
$252,000; all accepted at 127 'or four
per cents, anil 105:;i for four ami half
Gen. Casey,-chief of engineers, in his
annual estimates sul'inittcd to tin- secre
tary of war. makes the following recom
mendations lor appropriations for con
tiuiiing work on the principal inipr vc
ments under his charge during the year
ending June M0. 1801: Potomac river
hits $1. 000,0111) ; James river, be
low Richmond, $400,000; Great Kan
awha rier, $500,000; Cape Fear river,
X. C, $310,000; Coosa, Georgia and
Alabama, $225,000; St. nmcs. below
Jacksonville, $300,000: Black Warrior,
Alabama, $300,000; Cuinberlaiiii, above
and below Nashville, $500,000; Tennes
see, nbnve and I elow Chattanooga, $1,
030.000; Mississippi, from Minneap
olis to Des Moines Kapids, $1,1)00.000;
Mississippi, from Des Moines to Illinois
river $300,000; Mississippi, from the
Illinois to the Ohio rivcr.$(o:),il00; Noi
lolk harbor and approach, $100,000;
Charleston, S. C, harbor. $75,000 ; Win-
yaw bay. South Carolina, $300,000;
Cumberland sound. Georgia anil Florida,
$500,000; Savannah Inn bor. 3500,1100;
entrance to kmluck), West Harbor,
$500,000. The total .O'loiim recom
mended by lien. Casey ior river rv.id h.r
oor improvements is .S30.1 st',:;oi;. The
total amount .'ipproin ialcd ) the rive:
and harbor bill lor i he ve, n tinling m.t
30. 1800. was S22,307"til 7. I'hc'.Uissis
sipli river commission reeouinunos ap
propriations for the fiscal year 1800 as
follows: Continuing surveys, SI 50,000.
From the Mouth to the Ohio river, $4,
000,000; improvements at Hickman.
Ky., Greenville, Yicksburg and Natchez.
Miss., and New Orleans, $1.07(5,250:
n etification of Red and Atehalolva rivers.
$350,000. Total. $5,580,250. The Mis
souri river committee asks the following
ippropnntions: Salaries, survevs, etc..
$150,000; general improvement, $1,
000,000; special work at Sioux City.
Omaha plaits. Mouth, Nebraska City.
Kule, St. Joseph, Atchison, Leavenworth.
Kansas Citv. Miami and Arrow Rock,
$1,375,000: river above and below Sioux
citv, $(50,000. Total, $2.7(50,000.
Secretary Tracy has nolilicd Cramp,
the contractor for building the Holt i
moie, that the vi -sel may have another
trial. The conditions have not been
made public, but it is said thev do mil
wholly agree with those proposed by
William Crump in his conlereucc with the
An order has been sent to San fraii
cisco Ironi the navy department recon
vening the board which SMiierintended
the recent official trial of the "Charles
ton," built bv the Union Iron Works
company of that city. In the report
upon the trial, tlie board, alter elating
that the vessel had been constructed in
accordance with tne contract, said that
certaiuchaiiges and improvements ought
to be made. This ambiguity, Secretary
Tracy wants t lie board to explain, and
tins asked Commodore Kcnhnin tocall the
hoard together for that purpose. The
ortler reconvening, the board does not
contemplate another trial of the Char
leston. Jockey Club Races.
Xi:w Yohk, October 15. The autumn
meeting of the American jockey club at
Joeum l ark closed tu-day. The weather
was pleasant, but attendance was the
lightest seen during the meeting. The
track was heavy and muddy, and con
sequently scratches were heavy in all
events. Not a single favorite wtin.
First race for three year old mile and
sixteenth: Duplicity won, live second,
Vardie third. Time 1.57.
Second race three year olds six fur
longs: Geroning won, Klvina second.
Bertha third. Time 1.19:'.i.
Third race handicap, all ages, mile
and quarter: Bon Flag won, Charlie
Deean second, Man ic third. Time 2.1 7.
Fourth race handicap for two year
old fourteen hundred yards: Successor
won, Marv Berkley, colt, second, Clv
clave. colt.'third. Time 1.24'-4.
Fifth race handicap for three year
olds upwards, mile: Volunteer won,
l-'itz James second, i'mpire third. Time
Sixth race selling, all ages, mile ami
sixteenth: Raymond won, Prodigal
second, Big Brown Jugthird. Time 1. 50.
Cincinnati, October 15. The racing at
l.alouia to-day was good throughout.!
ml tne mvorites received good support.
flic track was in fair condition and the
-.veat her cool. j
First race Selling, 7 .furlongs: Daisy i
Woodrulf v. on. Amos A. second, Lizzie L.
third. Time 1.31.
Second race Selling 7 furlongs: Litroll
won, Clamore second. Renounce third.
Third race Five furlongs: Dolly won,
Lizzie C. second, Nora third. Time 1.04.
Fourth race Mile and a quarter: Ne
vada won. Leiderkranz second, Corns
third. Time 2.11.
Filth race Lntotiiu prize handicap, for
three year olds, 1 mile: Retrieve won,
Bramiolctte second, Knte Malone third.
Time 1.43' 3.
Sixth race For two year old colts and
geldings, three-fourtlismile: Prince Fouso
won, W. (i. Morris second, Mt. Lebanon
third. Time 1.17.
MorrlM Park Races,
Nkw Yokk, October 15. The meet
ings ended to-day; weatlicrrinebut track
First race Mile and a furlong:
Bridget won, Dan Bayne second, Sar
rento third. Time 2.02:,i.
Second race Five furlongs: Express
won, Issaguenn fillv second. Majority
Third race Mile and a sixteenth: Re
porter won, Hudget second, David third.
Time 1 .5l5tj.
Fourth race Mile: Ouessal won,
Holiday second, Coots third. Time
Fifth race Seven furlongs: Glemlalc
won, Young Duke second, Freedom third.
Time 1.32'4. Muttials paid $1)2.
Sixth race Selling, six tin longs: Civil
Service won, Punster second, Insight
third. Time 1.151 3.
King of Portugal In lixtrciiils.
Lisuon, October 15. It is officially an
nounced that the condition of the King
is critical. His whole body is paralyzed.
The last sucraineut has lieen adminis
tered. Death of an Kx-liovernor.
Jacksonvillb, October 15. Edward
A. Perry, ex-Governor of Florida, died at
Kervillc, Texas, to-day from paralysis
after an Illness of about a week.
.4 HOHKIRI.E ACCIDKNT IN
Five PerHonH Crnnlied to Heath
and Four Others Wounded The
Kniclne Could Not he Mopped
and the Cable Ilroke.
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 15. A
frightlul catastrophe occurred between
twelve and one o'clock to-day, on one
of the Mt. Auburn inclined planes, which
lies at the head of Main street and reaches
to the height of between 250 and 300
feet ill a space of perhaps 2000 feet or
Itss. Two cars are employed on each
track. They arc drawn by two steel
wire cables that are wound upon a drum
at the top of the hill bv an engine located
Nine passengers bad entered the car at
the foot of the plane and a number were
on the other carat the top. The passage
of the ascending car was ull right until it
hail reached the top, when the machinery
refused to work, null the engineer could
not stop it. The car was drawn ugaiust
the bumper, the cables snapped in two,
and the car ran backwards down the in
cline at lightning speed. The crash at
the foot of the plane was fearful. A
cloud of dust arose that hid the wreck
from view for a nionieni . But when it
was dispelled, the scene was horrible.
The iron gate that formed the lower end ol
t he truck on which the car rested, was
thrown sixty feet down the street, and
tne l'p of the car was lying almost as
far in tile gir.ter. The truck, floor, and
se.its of the car formed a slnqieless wreck,
mingled with bleeding and mangled bod
ies, i'wo were taken out dead. One
middle aged lady with gray hair, recog
nized as Mrs. Ives; another young lady
ol twenty. Miss. Lillian Oseouip, daugh
ter of Henry Oseouip; another Mr. N.
Kueiss, a teacher living at 14 Euclid
avenue, died soon nnerwaids. Five
others wereinjured perhaps fatally, and
one man escaped miraculously with but
This inclined plane is the oldest in the
city. It was built 21 years ago, and
this is the first accident attended with
loss of life at any of the four inclined
planes that are in almost constant use.
It is too early for an examination
into the trouble with the engine, bul
there have been only two similar cases
in the history of inclined planes here. In
both of the others the engine was got
under control before the cables were bro
ken. Perhaps the most horrible condition of
any, except the nine of the descending
car, was that of tiie passengers on the
other car at the foot of the plane. Thev
were locked ill as is always the case, and
were compelled to await the coming ol
the other ear and its inevitable crash be
side them at the foot of the track.
The list of dead now stands: Judge VV.
M. Dickson, Mrs. Caleb Ives. Miss Lillian
Oseouip, Michael Knciss, Joseph Hoch
stellcr. The wounded are: Chas. McFadden,
both legs broken ; Joseph McFadden, cut
tin the side and various portions of the
body and internal injuries; Miss Hoch
stetler, cuts and injuries; Mrs. Joseph
McFadden. The wounded were taken to
the Cincinnati hospital.
Chas. Go:bel, who was the man at the
lever who had the unspeakable horror to
find himself unable to stop the engine,
says that he complained tiint the cut-off
was not working properly. "I told the
engineer about it this morning," he said,
"and the enginrer told niche hail reported
it. but it was evidently still out of order
and this must have been the cause of the
The engineer, Howard Worden, could
not be found, though this is not consid
ered as evidence that he is hiding. The
confusion about the place was very great
for a considerable time. Thecoroner will
make a thorough investigation of the
cause of the accident.
JOHN 91. I.ANtiMTON
Gives Geueral Mntione a Hliol as
He Leaves for Ohio.
Washington, October 15. John M.
Langslon is in Washington en route for
Ohio. The Star this evening publishes a
column interview with him. in which
he says some pretty harsh tilings about
Mahonc, mid gives a history of what has
hapiiened since the publication of his
letter, in w hich he promised to support
the Republican ticket. He accuses the
white managers ot the Republican can
vass in Virginia of having held aloof from
him on account of his color, and the curl
in his hair, and says lie has been unable
to make any arrangement with the S'.ate
committee for canvassing Virginia. He
goes now to Ohio to help Foraker.
This paragraph occurs in the Star's
publication: "Mr. Mahone's policy," he
said, "seems to be, if I may make a word
for the occasion, trying to Democratize
the Republican parly in Virginia. He
wants to drive the ncg-o into obscurity,
giving mm no count, voice or recognition,
that he may gather around him the
white Democrats who aic willing to get
what they can out of the Republican
party if the negro is put down. He is
tiyiiig to drive out and put down the
negro for being a negro."
An Aired Mule.
Cnmesvttte lGa.1 Triliune.
Mr. W. J. A. Goolsby, of this county,
claims to be the owner of the oldest mule
in the State. It was born in the spring
of 1852, in Virginia, and was then the
property of a Mr. Shaffter. When the
war commenced Mr. Shaffter entered the
arm v with his mule, and rode him three
years, when Mr. S. and the mule were
both captured by the Yankees. The mule
then served one year in tne l limn ranks,
when he was abandoned to live or die,
but fortunately for bim, Mr. Goolsby ran
. i.! i i i. i.:... .
across mm Hnu uruugui mm iu wituikiu,
where he has been in active service ever
since. Mr. G. was offered $250 for the
mule at one time, but refused to sell him,
as it seemed like parting with one of the
family to sell Nebuchadnezzar. He is still
able to do as much work as any mule,
and could kick the roof off of the stable,
but he has quit such tricks and settled
down to quiet life.
Cincinnati, Octolier 15. United States
government officers have seized the dis
tillery of Frieburg & Warkum, of Lynch
burg, Ohio, upon a charge ol dclrauding
the United States by equalizing shortages
from spirits in packages before the
ganger measured its contents. This, it
I is claimed, saved to them the payment of
I much government tax, and being a vio
I latioii of the revenue law, subjects the
I entire property to seizure. The whiskey
seized u.nounts to more than a million
A cotton Mill Resumes.
London, October 15. Fishs' cotton
mill at Blackburn resumed operation today.
The Murderer of His Mother-In-Law
Hanged by a Mob.
i. harlotte Chronicle.
Lkxini.ton, N. C, October 14. Robert
licrricr the slayer of Mrs. Herbert Wal
ser, was taken out of jail to-night at
seven thirty o'clock by a crowd of while
men, numbering one hundred or more,
and hanged to a tree on the outskirts of
The lynching was done in a quiet and
orderly manner. The sheriff and ollicials
of the law did their duty as tar as I
know, but the crowd was so great that
they could not protect the prisoner's lite.
TMK ruKI.IMINAKV HKAKINI1.
Robert Berrier who killed his mother-in-law,
Mrs. H. Walser, was brought
back from Greensboro on the noon train
to-day, and was arraigned before Estpiire
Mover. His counsel, M. H. Piunix and
W. B. Glenn, waivedanexamiuatioii.nud
the prisoner ftoliert Bcrrie was commit
ted to thecounty jail to await ihe action
of the grand jury.
The excitement is still great, aid! the
town is full of country people, and
threats of lynching are heard on every
Ifto-night passes without his being
lynched, I think his life will be spared
and the law allowed to take its course.
Herrier was arrested near here Sunday
and brought into town in the afternoon.
A great crowd of jieople from thecountry
swarmed into town and ii looked as ii
Berrier would lie lynched then.
Berrier was promptly carried before
Esquire Mover and committed to jail foi
a hearing at two o'clock to-day.
The crowd became so threatening that
it was deemed best to get Berrier away;
and he was taken to Greensboro on the
7:45 train last night, with the under
standing that he should be brought here
to-day on the 11 o'clock train (or a
Public opinion was divided as to
lynching Berrier, and I thought the
solier, second thought would prevail,
and that the law would be allowed to
take its course. The Mrtple in town as a
unit, opposed his being lynched, and 1
thought, "if is done at all, It will be done
by the jieople ill the neighborhood where
the cowardly crime was committed."
The lour mouths old child that he
carried away, when he committed the
terrible murder has been recovered. It
was found in a hollow tree, all sound
and well, and has been restored to its
The crime for which Berrier was
hanged was given in The Chronicle at
the time of the deed. Berrier married a
grand-daughter of Henry Walser. He
aiid his wife lived unhappily and finally
separated, their only child, a young
baby, being taken by its mother to her
mother's home. One day last week,
while Bcrrier's father-in-law was at
Morganton, where he had left his
daughter in the asylum, Berrier went to
his mothtr-in-law's house near Lexing
ton to secure the child. He filially
snatched tiie child away from the old
lady, und as she followed' him and tried
to recover the child, Berrier pulled out a
pistol and shot her dead. Herrier then
lied with the child.
Philadelphia Record: Ex-Postmaster
General James contributes an article to
The Forum on needed postal reforms,
the most important of which he consid
ers to lie the consolidation of small rural
offices, cheaper ocean postage, a com
plete elimination of partisan considera
tions as all'ecting appointments and re
movals in the railway mail service, and
no limit as to the amount for which a
domestic money order may be issued.
He insists, however that nogreat or last
ing reform is to be expected until the pos
tal service shall have been absolutely di
vorced from politics, and the work of
the office be run on business principles.
He draws a picture of the highest post
office officials in the United States, spend
ing the greater part of their working
days in passing upon the petitions of
Congressmen, local "statesmen" and po
litical "heelers," and contrasts this ex
perience with the freedom which mana
gers of private corporations enjoy from
any such ordeal. But the officials in
question seem to like it; and the public
well, their interests must give way to
the inclinations and resentments' of
cliques and factions.
A cigar store at Chicago has heroine
ihe possessor of quite a curiosity in the
way of a cigar-lighter. It isacoiitrivance
invented by an old German prolcssor
named Docbcrein, atjena, a small t lernian
town, in 1S10. It is hardly possible the
professor intended his invention for a
cigar-lighter, but it seems to be better
adapted for that purpose than for any
thing else. In appearance this machine
is a twn-qunrt glass jar having a top
cap of brass, in the centre of w hich is a
valve opened by pressing down on a
lever, and opposite and about an inch
from the opening is a small tube con
taining a platinum plate about the size
of a nickel. In the jar is a mixture of
vitriol and water, and pendant Irom the
lop by a brass wire is u small piece of
zinc. I nis zinc is so- acted on by the
vitriol that it extracts the hydrogen from
the water and forms a eas. " Pressing the
lever jiermits this gas to escnie, and its
lorce carries it to tlie platinum plate, ex
citing it ut once to intense heat, and the
heat thus generated ignites the gas, and
thus a flame, a veritable gas jet, is
Nashville American: It is not often
that Senator Wade Hampton ventures to
discuss questions of political economy,
but when he does he goes right to the
marrow. In a recent interview he said:
"The South is destined to become great
as a manufacturing section, but it does
not need protection for its 'infant indus
tries. In coarse latincs Miuln Carolinn
is already underselling the cotton mills of
Lo'vcll. 1 he reason why the South must
become the great manufacturing section
of the United States is quite evident. Its
climate enables us to work twelve
months in the year. Labor is cheaper
and the cotton is grown right on the
ground. These inducements are bound
I to bring capital to us. 1 hen, in regard to
i iron; it we can produce that at $11 per
: ton, as is done, we have no need for pro-
: tection. The South has siqierior natural
' advantages, and whatever protection
the government levies simply helps to
keep up the conqietition ol the iSorth
The death of Mr. Lyman Klapp. of
Providence, R. I., recalls a valuulue ser
vice rendered bv him to mankind. Thirtv
years ago he contrived a machine for
separating the hull from the kernel of the
cotton seed. As a result of his invention
a waste substance bus been converted
into a source of profitable use known all
over the world, and millions of dollars
are annually added to the value of the
cotton cron in the United States. Mr.
Klapp has a monument erected to his
memory wherever a cotton seed mill has
lieeu built in the South.
ALABAMA TOWN IN THI
HANDS OF A MOB.
Two Meu Killed and Several Oth
ers Wounded Alliance Men and
the Town Authorities Disagree
as to License Tax.
Roston, October 15. A special from
Atlanta to-dav, savs: The Alliance men
have taken possession of the town ol
Dotllen, Alabama, to resist the license
tax. A riot, in which two leading men
have been killed, is in progress. Two
town officers were mortallv wounded
anil a dozen seriouslv hurt.
Last night the Constitution started out
a special engine from Bam badge in charge
of Col. B. F. Russell to investigate tin
rumored riot at Do then, Ala. The en
gine reached that place at 1 o'clock this
morning. The facts were found to be as
follows: The Farmers' Alliance of Hcnrv
countv had established a warehouse ut
Dotlicn. The town authorities sought
to collect a license from drays, which
they employed as from dravs employed
by other business houses. Geo. H. Strin
ger, manager of the Farmers' warehouse,
undertook to drive one of the dravs him
self, when he was arrested and Ins trial
set for vesterdav. The Alliance men at
tended the trial in force, and H. Strin
ger, n relative of George, the man to lie
tried, flourished a knife anil made for the
marshal. This started the trouble, when
fusilade ot shots took place. Geo.
.itrmgcr and Jell Walker ol the Alliance
lorce tell dead, mid Peter Tew, Green
Stringer and Ii. Stringer weie seriously
wounded. Marshal . S. Donuogos and
leputy marshal Polk Powell and towns
man . ii. Irnddock weie mortallv
wounded. The terror which reigned the
rest ol the day was indescribable. Un
people were in fear all night of an at
tack. The farmers claim that the town
iieople treated them wrongfullv. and
claim that the riot was inevitable under
Montoomkkv, Ala., Octolier 15. A
special to the Advertiser says: In a
iimcultv at Dot hen vesterdav seven men
were shot ; two are dead, and another is
lying. The trouble arose between the
oan council and a drayman of the Farm
ers warehouse, the latter refusing to
pay a license required by the town au
thorities. They were several times arres
ted for violating the ordinance anil filled.
ind this caused trouble between the
armers and the town. Both marshals
were shot and one will die. The two
draymen defying the law were killed.
1 rouble was expected last night and the
town was well guarded. Many enraged
farmers are in town to-day, liut all is
Emerson Grave Desecrated.
CoNComi, Mass., October 14. Yester
day afternoon while attending a burial
it Sleepy Hollow cemetery, two gentle
men of Concord discovered that the
grave of Ralph Waldo Emerson had been
disturbed. The authorities were notified
and found that the grave had been
opened during Saturday night exposing
the casket. Whether the remains have
been taken or not is not known at
present, as the authorities are waiting
the return of Dr. Edward Emerson, the
philosopher's son, who has been tele
graphed for. A watch was at once
placed at the grave, but the general
opinion here is that the miscreants
accomplished their object and secured at
least the skull, which was probablv
what thev were after. There is great in
Willard Farrar, an undertaker here, is
authority for the statement that.
illhoiigh the Emerson casket was un
covered, it was not opened by the van-
lals, who were apparently frightened
away belore they could accomplish their
Cotton Buck Flour Barrels.
A wonderful revolution in flour barrel
making is proniis' d bv a patent which
has been granted for the making of bar-
els out ot cotton duck instead ot wood.
The new material is inqiervious to water
mil resists lire lor a long tune. It weighs
to the barrel about 16 pounds less than
the wood, and can be manufactured ten
percent, cheaper. The cotton duck bar-
els can be rolled up into small space
and returned to the mills for frequent
use. 1 he barrels can thus be returned as
solid goods and thus save space. The
Hour merchants ot Atlanta nave given it
i Inir trial, and pronounce it a success.
Jefferson Davis as a Lumberman.
effcrson Davis," said L. M. Weston,
of Michigan, to a New York World re
porter, "was the pioneer luinlierman ot
the northwest. That part ot his career
is not very well known. Alter his mar
riage to the daughter ot Cachariah Tay
lor, Davis, who was a lieutenant in the
nrmv, went to Fort Chippewa, in Wis
consin, lie mint a saw mill mere ami
ran it for more than a year Tins was
about ten years before the Mexican war.
Davis' mill was the first one to he erected
in the west, it is sun sianiiing, i ne
licve. Had he stuck to lumbering he
would have made a great fortune.
Danville Votes ijo,ooo,
Danvii.lk, Va., Octolier 15. Danville
to-day voted $150,000 towards the ex
tension of the Atlantic and Danville rail
road from Danville to the coal fields ot
southwest Virginia. The citv liasalrcadv
voted a like amount to the eastern end
of the line from Danville to Norfolk, and
that end of the road, 200 miles long, will
soon be opened for business. The work
on the western extension will liegin as
soon as practicable, and the line pushed
to completion. Bristol, Tenn., the prob
able western terminus of the line, tele
graphed greetings to-day and assured
Danville that Bristol wouiti aiso sun
scribe $150,000 to the road.
Springfield Republican: "Where are
your soldiers?" asked a South American
delegate of Mr. Curtis at Holyoke yester
day, while the party was waiting for the
procession to start. "On all our New
England tour, I have not seen a soldier
in one of the city streets." Mr. Curtis
assured him that we did not need many
soldiers in time of peace, and our small
army was on the frontier watching the
Indians. "But who preserves orders?"
the delegates persisted. "Well there is a
policeman keeping back the crowd," said
Mr. Curtis, pointing to u blue coat who
was motioning with his club. "lint he
isn't armed," continued the inquirer.
"In our country about one-tenth of the
able-bodied men arc soldiers, and in a
large place like this a mini stands with
government by the people is wonderful !
min on every Btirct voi mi. mi
A Wilmington tneamer
Norfolk, October 15. The
steamer Pioneer from New York to Wil
mington, N. C, with un nssoited cargo,
is reported ashore at Ocracoke inlet,
about twenty miles south of Hatteras.
Have Been Murdered.
Boston, Octolier 11. The Traveller
prints, under date of Zoul, Korea, Sep
tember 3d, a letter from Mrs. Haltie G.
Heron, wife of Dr. Heron, of Tennessee,
who was reported to have been sentenced
to death by the King of Korea for teach
ing Christianity. Mrs. Heron says she
has just passed through a long and
dangerous illness, which has left her a
mere ghost of her former self. Slit
asserts that the King of Korea would
not do what has been charged against
him, and adds: "He is a man of great
strength of character, kindness of heart,
and noble ambition. Moreover, this
King ami the (Jueen have been most
cordial and generous in their personal
treatment of Dr. Heron and myself.
They will do all in their power to protect
us. Our only danger is from the ignor
ant and superstitious lower class, who il
aroused, might kill us before the King
could rescue us from them, but as Dr.
Heron has, with his own hands, treated
about 30,000 sick Koreans, who art
vety grateful to him, it is not likely that
they will rise up against him or his
family, whatever they may do to
Mrs. Heron states several incidents to
show their friendly relations with the
royal family, and concludes her interest
ing letter as follows: "Let me say posi
tively that Dr. Heron and I arc not
preaching or teaching Christianity ex
cept by an example which we earnestly
pray may be worthy of the name ol
Christians. The laws of the land forbid
it, and through the United States Minis
ter about a year ago American mission
aries were absolutely forbidden to teach
their religion, but we long for the time
when our treaty shall be revised and the
freedom of religion allowed. Until that
lime we are doing all in our power to
gain the confidence and respect of the
people, with what success you mav
judge from my letter."
NORTH CAROLINA NOTES.
MorgantonStar: Judge Bynum, last
week, appointed Mr. H. W. Connelly clerk
of Burke superior court, to succeed Mr. S.
T. Pearson, who resigned to take the posi
tion of cashier of the Piedmont Bank at
Wilmington Star: Receipts of cotton
at this port from September 1 to Octo
ber 11, 29,543 bales; to same .date last
year, 2(5,740 bales. Exports since Sep
tember 1, 1(5,1 20 bales, against 14,638
North State: Ex-Sheriff Gilmer has
developed the canning industry in such
a way as to attract general attention.
This year he has put up three times as
many cans as last year. The product ol
this factory this year is 15,000 cans
tomatoes, peaches, apples, corn and
snap beans. His orders are coming in
from all quarters.
Winston Republican : At his home in
Stokes county, one day the past week,
Mr. Gid Samuels died very suddenly. He
was asleep and snoring loudly. Suddenly
he became quiet and his wife went to as
certain the cause, and found him dead.
Dr. J. P. Bynum, of Germnnton, was
summoned, but the deceased was beyond
aid. Mr. Samuels was a kind husband, a
good neighbor and a highly respected
Raleigh correspondence Richmond Dis
patch: News has been received of an
other homicide in Moore county. John
Jones and M. F. Jones, while intoxicated,
went to the houscof their brother-in-law,
William Mclnniss. John teased Mclnniss'
children and was ordered away. Upon
leaving he cursed Mclnniss, and then
with M. F. Jones, followed Mclnniss into
the smoke-house, wliere a free fight
followed. Mclnnis' wife, who was
in the fight, called upon John Hor
ner, who was present, to separate
the men. John Jones was an instant
later stabbed to the heart with a meat
knite. It appears all were drunk and dis
claim any knowledge of who stabbed
Jones. The coroner hapjieiied to em
panel a jury of Mclnnis's friends, who
agreed that Jones came to his death by a
knife in the hands of some unknown
party. Hence a homicide, under most
suspicious circumstances, has been com
mitted, and no one has been arrested.
Ol the Murder of Col. Paite bv a
Jury of bis Peers.
Marion, N. C, Octolier 15, 18SU.
Etlitor Citizen: The jury in the Brown
case rendered a verdict of "not guilty"
this morning. A large crowd was pres
ent when the verdict was rendered. The
verdict was received with some show ol
applause, but Judge Phillips very prompt
ly nut a quiet us on it, and the court pro
ceeded with its business. The case has
been ably managed by the counsel for the
The RalelKh Mtate Fair.
Kai.hoii. N. C, Octolier 15. The larg
est crowd ever seen at a lair in this State
attended the State fair to-day. The chief
attraction to-day was the marriage of
W.M. Batemnnto MissJosephineNowles,
of Washington county. The ceremony
took took place at the grand stand at
the fair ground, at noon. The bride and
groom were both attired in costumes of
Southern cotton bagging, and were at
tended by four couples, all costumed in
the same. The matrimonial ceremony
was )ierformed by Chaplain I. J. Scott.
Numerous presents were presented to the
newly married couple by the merchants
of the city.
At Philadelphia Baltimore 2, Athletic
At Cincinnati Cincinnati 8, St. Louis
At Cincinnati Second game Cincin
nati 1 , St. Louis 2.
Mam Jones' Humor.
Send a nickle to TheGlobe, Durham, X.
C, and get a copy of the handsome eight-
nace Weekly containing full report of
Sam Jomes' meetings, with many of his
original and witty sayings.
Alabama's Good Credit.
Montgomery, Ala., October 15. Gov
ernor Senv has sold to parties in New
York $054,000 worth of Alabama bonds
bearing four per cent, interest, to replace
the same amount of six per cent, bonds,
which are due Januarv 1,1800. The price
i paid for the four per cent, bonds was
The Weather To-Dav,
Washington, Octolier 15. Indications
for North Carolina. Fair till Thursday
night, preceded by light rain on the
North Carolina coast; slightly warmer,
THE CONTRACT SIGNED, AND
THE Hl'RVF.V TO BEGIN.
The Opportunity for Transylva
nla, Henderson, Buncombe,
Madison and Yancey Countlca
One Not to be Neiclecled.
This great enterprise no longer appears
as a visionary scheme. It seems to have
taken shae and life and motion. The
initial steps are such as to have lifted it
out of the range of possibilities, to have
invested it with the dignity of probabili
ties; farther than that, to rank it with
the importance of certainties. Gigantic
works are not approached with the tim
idity of former days; bold enterprise has
been so often rewarded with successful
accomplishment that projectors do not
now hesitate as once they did atcostand
distance and engineering difficulties.
Only point out to them whut is expected
to lie attained, and capital and engineer
ing skill are at once forthcoming, and the
work is undertaken with confident alac
rity. Such is the case with the road whose
title heads this article. We use informa
tion following largely in the words of the
gentleman who kindly furnished it.
The company was chartered and the
act ratified February 12,1887. Thechar
ter members are: J. L. Hill, of Atlanta,
S. T. Kelsey, Thos. L. Gash, Wm. Norton,
A. Cannon, J. E. Rankin, Richmond Pear
son, Natt Atkinson, J. C. Pritchard, (5.
D. Ray, Isaac Bailey, E. L. Vaughn, L.C.
Gentry, S. F. Lovell, R. R. Asbury, of
The following is the organization in
Officers Natt Atkinson, president; G.
I). Kay, vice-president; J. E. Rankin, sec
retary and treasurer.
Directors Natt Atkinson, J. E. Rankin,
J. D. Ray, S. T. Kelsey, Jas. P. Sawyer,
VV. T. Peuniman, W. II. Inloes.
Stockholders Hon. T. D. Johnston,
S. T. Kelsey, J. P. Sawyer, J. E. Rankin,
J. D. Kay, H. A. Gudger, Natt Atkinson,
W. H. Inloes, I). S. Watson, T. W. Penni
man, VV. W. Rollins.
The contract to build the road has
Iwen made with the New England Rail
road Supply and Development Company,
of Boston, Mass., of which Herbert L.
Peck is president, and ChesterM.Sprague
is secretary and treasurer. The contract
requires that the survey shall commence
within ten days after the signing of the
contract. This was done on Saturday
While the survey is going on, the right
of way is to be taken up, and the question
of county subscription to be submitted
to the people. The counties are to take
no stock in the company until the road is
completed entirely through the county
and the cars, both passenger and freight
are running on regular schedule entirely
through the county making the subscrip
tion, but the election to be held author
izes the commissioners to make the sub
scription when this is done.
Buncombe will be expected tosubscrilic
$200,000 when the cars arerunningfrom
the Madison county line to the Hender
son county line.
The road is to lie a first-class road in
every particular, and must lie received
and accepted as such by the railroad au
thorities before anything whatever is
given, either in the shape of railroad
bonds, railroad stock or county bonds.
The contract for the company was pre
pared by J. S. Adams and M. E. Carter,
of this city, and is so binding in its pro
visions that there is not the slightest
doubt or danger to our people in accept
ing and acting under it.
This is the opportunity for Ashcville,
Buncombe and all the counties along the
Roped In by Rambling Reporters
RoamiiiK Round the citv.
Only two drunks occupied the Mayor's
Property transfers yesterday were :
G. W. Purcfoy to H. B. Carter, $1,500;
H. A. Goffto J. A. Craig, $200.
Register Mackey yesterday authorized
the rites of matrimony to be celebrated
lietween M. R. Treadaway and Annie
Rescue Hook and Ladder Company
No. 1 had an oyster supper last evening
at their headquarters in City Hall. There
was a full turnout, we are informed.
The commodious brick leaf tobacco
warehouse being built by Hon. J. L. M.
Curry, on North Water street, is being
rapidly pushed to completion. It will,
we are informed, lie occupied by some
FOLKS YOl' KNOW.
Who Thu Ar Where Tbey Are,
and What They Are Doing.
C. W. Miller, of Waynesville, was in the
city last night.
Mr. George Vanderbilt, of New York,
is expected to reach the city on Friday
next. W. F. Tomlinson, editorof theCountry
Homes, left yesterday to attend the State
Fair at Kalcigh.
President King, of the New Vork, Lake
Erie and Western Railway Company,
passed through this city yesterday in bis
private car en route to Hot Springs,
where he w'll sojourn several weeks.
The; J4th Annual Me salon
Of the East Tennessee Conference, A.
M. E. church, will convene to-day at 9
o'clock, a. m., at the A. M.E.Zion church,
Rev. T. H. Lomax, D. D., of Charlotte,
A large numlier of delegates are in the