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ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1889.
FRANK I. BOWMAN KILLED.
HHOT III II. M.CIIAMII1CKS VI.S
TF.RDAV. The Fonm r was the Well Known
lawyer of St. Louis and the Cen
Irnl KiKiins In Muuv Notorious
cases Incidents of the Tracudy
Sr. Loms, October 21. frank J. I!iw
man, tin- well known lawyer who lias
figured in so many matrimonial troubles
here .Hid 111 Chicago, was shot and
stantlv killed lv C. M. Chambers this
afternoon at Ferguson, Mo.
The killing crew out of trouble I et ween
the two over the old limes ncwspnpT
Chandlers was n large stockholder anil
the principal owner ol the paper up li
Hie tune ot its demise. Itiiwmaii was
also financially intercsied in it. Ile
bought, among oilier thinus, the Asso
eiatcd Press franchises of the puller, and
has lieen in litigation over the matter
with Chambers ever since.
This afternoon Bowman, accompanied
In- deputv slierilV (!ai rctt, of St. I.onis
eonnty, called at Chambers' home in Fer
guson, Mo., about eighteen miles west ol
St. Louis. His purpose was lo levy an
attachment on Chambers' life interest in
his wife's estate, or whatever property
he might be able to find.
Chaniliers met Mowman and liarrctt at
the gate. Howman said :
"I have come to lew on vour prop
erty." "All right," responded Chamliers. and
entered the h nisc. Deputy sheriff Gar
rctl alicrwardsc; plained that he thought
Chambers had gone to gc". some papers,
ile was mistaken, fur in a lew minutes
Chandlers supped out into theyard with
a double barreled shotgun in his hands.
"Garrett, you net mil of this place, unci
gel out quick," he said.
liarrctt walked away.
"Now. Itowiuan, 1 will (jive you three
minutes to net out of tnesc grounds,"
Howman did not move, and an instant
later, Chambers raised his gnu and
poured the load into Howmau's heart.
The men were close together, and the lull
load took effect in I lie chest, anil Bow
iiiau fell dead. Chamliers coolly walked
into the house, and at 4.30 p. m. lie was
still there waiting an est, while How
man's bodv lav in a pool of blood in the
yard, nobody venturing to touch it, as
the coroner had not arrived. A large
crowd surrounded the place, but there
wa's no demonstration.
Howman was at one time prominent
at the local bar but was disbarred for
ipiestionablc practices. II. M. Chambers
was at one time a prominent St. Louis
au. He -vas president oft lie Butchers'
and Drovers' Hank, which failed a dozen
years since. Alter this he bought out
the old Times, succeeding Slilson Hutch
ins, lie stayed with the paier till it
failed, Bowman came here from the
east a few days ago to attend lo legal
cold-iiloouuh im ki)i;u,
"Sandy" Condon Killed without
Cause Il Jolui Smllh.
The Knoxville Journal of Friday says:
A terrible tragedy occurred at S. I'.
Condon's camp on the Knoxville South
ern railroad, near Hucklowii, Friday af
ternoon. "Sandy" Condon, a walking boss was
shot ami killed by a negro named John
Smith, alias John Kratllcy.
The best information attainable shows
that it was cold blooded murder. The
negro, who is very impudent as well as
dangerous, was reprimanded by Condon
for the shiftless way in which he was do
ing his work. The negro retorted with
a vile epithet, and Condon ordered hill,
to leave the pi. ice.
Instead of doing so, the negro pulled a
3S-calibre Smith & Wesson revolver and
tired. The ball passed through Condon's
heart, and he died almost instantly. The
negro fled as last as his feet would carry
lain, and the confusion at the camp was
so great because of the tragedy that he
made good his escape.
Knoxville undertakers took charge of
the body and prepared it for shipment to
llaltimorc, where Condon formerly re
sided and where he has relatives living.
Ile was about 30 years of age and had
been employed about railroad camps in
this section for several years. He was an
excellent foreman and a peaceable fellow,
lie was 110 relation of Mr. S. I. Condon.
The murderer is a son of "Nep" Smith,
a well known colored man of this city,
who is a foreman ol the Knoxville Water
Company's street four. John Smith has
been following new rnil.o.ids lor a num
ber of years and is considered to be
a rather hard case. He lias changed his
name with every change ol location and
was not liked by the olhci negroes with
w horn he was thrown.
Condon's remains were shipped to Bal
timore last night.
THK JOHNSTOWN HKI).
Mot all the Bodlen Recovered
j,ooo Subscribed Therefor.
Johnstown, Pa., October 21. Tin-citizens
of Johnstown have raised $5,ooo to
continue the search lor their dead. Jas.
McMillan, of tlicCamliria Iron Company,
and A.J. Moxliam, of the Johnson Com
pany .subscrilied 1 .OOOcach. The work of
cleaning out Stony Creek river, where the
Slate l.irces have left off, will be com
menced nt once and continue as long as
the weather will iiermit.
The flood commission meets in Phila
phia to-morrow, and, unless some hitch
occurs, it is probable that the tinal dis
tribution will lie commenced Wednesday
Mr. Cleveland' Home.
Mrs. Cleveland s new nbtdmg place,
which Mr. Francis Lalhropisdeeorating,
is to contain a great deal ol antique
lioi'niiv furniture, which is with Us
young'tuistress quite a hobby. As oppor
tunity offered she has purchased old
chairs, tables and chests of drawers
which might have formed the furnishings
' 1 stately colonial mansions with their
yellow and brown walls, their immense
mirrors, reaching Iroin floor to ceiling,
their sconces with twinkling candlelights,
their white marble mantelpieces with
frieze ot acanthus anil uccoraieii wiiicu
heads crowned with amaranth, and
their heavv mahogany staircases, with
rcopoinlcd'to llie lightly flying leet ol the
hognnv is an expensive fancy, lor all that
isrenllv old and good is being snapped up
nt fancy prices by the Vandirliilisandpco
plc who uim t solidity as well as show.
Mrs. Cleveland has "purchased with a
great deal of discretion, anil the house of
the ex-president will lie very attractive.
This Helps Ihe South.
Cairo, October 21. The second Egyp
tian cotton cron is being gathered. The
poor a i
PI lll.IC SCHOOLS.
The Ceiitrallxliiit Tendency of the
Proposed Hlair Hill.
The Hlair hill, providing for nppropria
lions through a series nl years in aid of
the public schools of the several Stales in
proportion to the measure ol illiteracy,
s to be brought up again in Cong less at
the coining session. In spite of all that
has been said to the contrary, the cen
tralizing tendency ofsiich a bill, if it wen
hi become ii law. would be very great.
The obvious purpose of it is to bring tlu
Sout hem States more closely within t he
power ot the federal government, while
I lie equally obvious ell'cet would be lo
lessen the interest of the Southern peo
ple in the support of their respective pub
lic school systems, for wuich they have,
up to the present time, shown a disposi
ion to be liberally taxed. Occasionally,
from one or two of the States, protest
lias been raised against tb taxing of the
while population to provide schools for
the colored jKoplc, on the ground of their
political In still tv to the best interests
of those States. nlv reeentlv, ill on of
'. he counties ol'Koulli Carolina, it was
i imposed to sepnra te the taxable property
f the whites and the blacks, and to ap
portion the school fiiiid proportionally.
Hut the suggestion was :it once denounc
ed both by the press and the while tax
payers, and nothing more was heard ol
it. Considering the heavy burden the
Southern States ha vc had lo bear since
the war, the extent to which thev have
contributed to thesupp rt ot their public
schools, without regard to race or color,
is as remarkable as it is praiseworthy.
Hoth the new and the -ii'' comunssioncr
of education at Washington hear testi
mony to fins lact. Tae new commis
sioner, Professor Harris, h.is already em
phatically expressed his confidence in the
ability and willingness of the South to
provide for its own educational needs.
the South, he says, he "is taking hold
nd helping itself." In even si ongei
mtirmntion of the fact, the retiring com
missioner, Alr.N. 11. K. Dawson, remark:;
a his final report on the same subject,
that "throughout t lie Southern Slates
I lie increase of cm oilman in the schools
hove the increase ot' population has
probably never been parakllcd in a
country so long settled, lb' adds
that "the sentiment ill favor ol
free schools supported liv the pub-
funds is becoming each vear more
universally prevalent" and that "the
public seiiool svstems of the Southern
States have been iinderroing mi nnpicec
lented development under laws adapted
in each case to local circumstances, and
.ire now practically established on a pcr
iiinnciit basis." Here, then, we have the
testimony ol two commissioners of edu
cation one a Democrat, the other a Re
publican mill both having all the educa
tional statistics of the Southern States
before them I hat are essential to forming
- i correct judgment, and both agreeing
i.liat thoseStales havetaken hold heartily
of their public schools and are givingevi
ilence of "their ability and willingness to
provide for their own educational needs."
In the face of these official declarations,
who shall say that the Hlair bill is an ed
ucational necessity, or that, even apart
from its political bearing and centraliz
ing tendency, it would not prove a hin
drance rather than a help to the good
work thai the Soutu is voluntarily do-
VIRGINIA TAX tOI IIINS,
The I'. S. Supreme Court Post
panes u Hearing.
Wasmishton, October 21. A number
of eases presenting another pnasc of the
legal controversy which has been going
on for a long time over the Virginia tax
coupons were set down for argument in
tlie I'nited Stales supreme court to-day,
but when the eases were reached cheil
justice Fuller announced that the hearing
would be postponed until there was a
full bench. The court is about equally
divided on the Virginia bond question
and it was for this reason thnt the argu
ment of the eases was postponed. It is
not improbable that the new justice to
be appointed by the President to take
the place of the late justice Matthews
will have the casting vote in this im
portant question which has been before
the court, in one form or another, for
The" supreme court several years ago
by a close vote, decided that coupons on
Stat'- bonds were receivable fur taxes
and mast In accepted by tax collectors.
Tiie Stale resisted this decision and
passed a law which practically rendered
the supreme courts decision of no effect.
The present case comes up on a suit
brought to test the validity of this law
and the whole question in dispute may
be reonea d.
j Xo decisions of general importance
i were rendered to-day.
i Fall Knees at Lexliiulon.
l.i-xiNiiTos, Ky., October 21. The tail
meeting of the Kentucky Association be
gun here to-day. The weather waspleas
aut, the track last and the sport good,
but the attendance was light.
First race One mile: Kate Malone
won, Princess Howling second, Catulpa
third. Time 1.43 Va.
Second race Five furlongs: Mary Mac
( 20 to 1 ) won. Workmate second, Silver
Lake third. Time 1 .oM,.
Third race Six furlongs: Zula won,
Koko second, I'aisv Woodruff' third.
Fourth race Kobinson stakes for two
year old fillies, six furlongs: Dollikins
won, Maduninia second, Nora thirij.
Time 1.1 fit,.
Hun Cotton Review.
Nkw York, October 21. The Sun's
cotton review says: Futures oicnctl
slightly lower and further declined until
I lanuarv touched SliS. Then came a
s,,,.,!! recovery on demand to cover con
tracts, but fresh selling, prompted no
doubt by favorable wcflther south in
creasing the stocks in southern ports
and general weakness of values south,
caused the recovery to be wholly lost.
The corner continued on October con
tracts, and this option touched 10.41.
Spot cotton was dull.
l ire Near Mielbj.
Smil.iiv, N.C., Oetolier 21. Special.
Cleveland suiierior court convened to-day.
'j Judge Conner presiding. Several cases
A dwelling house leloiigiiig to N. l.
Davis & Bro., and occupied by C. M.
Smith, three niles from here, was burned
early this morning. Smithlost nearly all
his furniture and l.SOO poundsol cotton.
The loss is about $1,000; no insurance.
Cause not known.
To succeed . 8. Cox.
Nkw York, October 21. The Seventh
district county democratic congressional
convention to-night endorsed the nomi
nation of Amos J. Commings for Con
gress in thnt district.
Iiusiuess in the Ciraln Center Dur
Inyr vesterday's Session.
Chicago, Oetolier 21. Wheat trans
actions were large to-day, the trading
being in a speculative way and the mar
ket ruling weak and lower.
In corn a good speculative trade was
had, but lower prices were the rule all
around. The chief weakening influence
was free offerings by prominent local
speculators wdiose sales probably reached
15,000,000 bushels, chiefly May and No
vember. There was a very good demand
for May and Novemlicr around 32:,tc.
The market opened at about Saturday's
closing, became weak and sold off Vjc.,
but rallies 'tei' ie. wdien the visible sup
ply was made known, showingadeereasc
in the amount in sight of 1,122,000
bushels, Hnally ruling steady and closing
Oats were depressed by the weakness
in wheat and by large receipts. Trading
was active. The depression was most
marked in near futures, October delivery
declining to 17"e. Later May became
stronger, most of the decline being re
gained. Mess pork attracted very little atten
tion. The offerings were light and the
demand hniiled, being confined to filling
the needs of a lew shorts. The prices ex
humed very little change.
More strength was devclojicd in lard,
lint the trading wasonlv moderate. The
belief prevails that the market is over
sold lor October and inquiry in a quiet
wav tended to confirm this. Prices were
advanced oaTlae. on October while other
deliveries werestrongat 2'.nic. advance.
Trading in short ribs was souicwli.il
nulled and the leehngeasier. Prices ruled
about 2' -ac. lower and the market closed
A HOKRIIII.K SITI ATION,
i.ooo People Hunt on an Island
Willi small-pox Kaitinic.
A dispatch from Columbus, Ohio, savs
the mavor of Sandusky, Ohio, has tele
graphed the State Hoard of Health in
regard to small-pox ravages at Pelee
Island, a bullous fishing resort in bake
liric. The dispatch says the wildest ex
citement exists, oyer one hundred cases
of small-pox having developed there
within the last four davs. The island
has about 1.000 population, every one
of whom it is feared will contract the
disease. All avenues of escape from the
place have been closed by the American
and Canadian authorities, hvcry one ot
the entire group of Lako liric lsiaiuls, in
cluding Pul-iii-Huy, North Bass, Middle
Bass, Kellevs, ami others, have quaran
tined against Pelee, and the Canadian
authorities have quarantined the main
land against the island, which has be
come a vast isolated pest house. Dr.
Probst, Secretary ol the State Hoard,
has sent instructions and has taken
vigorous steps to prevent the disease
MIKTH CAROLINA VI-:i.
A Friendly Suit to Recover luter
enl on Matured lliimlH,
Washinrton, Oct. 21. A motion was
made in the I'. S. Supreme Court to-day
by ex-solicitor general Phillips and dis
trict attorney F. H. Iiusbee, of North
Carolina, on behalf of the attorney-general
ukiug that leave be given to bring
mi original suit in the name of the United
Stales against the State of North Caro
lina to recover about $41,000. This
suit is a friendly one, and is brought
with the lull consent of the Slate. The
point at issue is whether a State can
lawfully lie required to pay interest after
maturity on bonds of the value of
$117,000 held by the I'nited States for
the liencfit of the Cherokee Indians.
These bonds were issued about the year
lSfiO to the North Carolina Central
Railroad and matured in 1SSS. Altoi-iiev-Oeneral
Davidson, ol North Carolina.
represents the Slate.
The Cherokee Chief.
Chief Smith, chief of the Cherokeesin
Swam cotmtv, arrived here Tuesday
evening. The chief is a portly gentleman,
well educated, polite and courteous. 1 he
object of his visit here is lo see Murphy
and Cherokee county, to l.jok after some
land of which he is the owner, and to
combine business with pleasure. He is
accompanied by James Wythe, who is
the gentlemanly agent for the Cherokees
of Swain, lie is looking after some
property in this county that belongs to
his people, he will examine the titles, pay
taxes, etc., and get the property in
proper shape. Chiel Smith and Agent
Blvlhe both speak very favorably in re-
gaid to the eomingtoSwainof (ieroniino
and his band. Thev want them, and say
that, if they come, it will be the means of
bringing into Swain some much needed
wealth, which would lie freely distributed
and make things lively in that whole sec
tion. The chief and Mr. Blvthcwill be
guests at Squire Henry's forseveraldavs.
A Corn eihuckluir Traced-.
Daxvii.i.k, Ya., October 21. A fatal
affray occurred in Patrick county, near
Slnnrt. Saturday. There was a. corn
shucking at the mi ni of John Mitchell,
during wliich whiskey flowed freely.
Burwell Foley and Heurv Hailcy Had a
fight, the friends of both parties taking
part. Alter the light, the dead bod;.- of
Foley was lountl in a pile ol shucks.
Five persons were arrested, but Hailey
and a negro named Oliey, who, it is
thought, ki led Foley escaped.
AuKUHta Dry lioods House Cloned.
Atv.rsTA, On.. October 21. The drv
goods and clothing house of H. F. Lnhlcr
& Co.. was closed to-riay oy the shcrin
on a foreclosure of mortgage lor about
$13,000. held by the National Uxchunge
bank of Augusta. The mortgage is for
money borrowed on paper, discounted
and otherwise disposed of. The firm was
unable to meet the notes with cash and
the bank refused to accept anything else.
Heavy buying and over stocking is given
as the cause lor the embarrassment.
Conaul lo France.
Washington, I). C, Oetolier 21. The
President to-day appointed Oscar V. Wil
liams, of New York, to be I!, S. Consul at
Yenterday'n flond Oflertimw.
Washington, Oetolier 21. Bond offer
ings to-day aggregated $250,000; all
accepted nt 127 tor fours, and 105 for
four and hubs.
to. Hill'a Southern Trip.
Al.UAW, N. Y.. Oetolier 21. Governor
Hill returned- from the South Sunday
alternoon. He speaks in glowing terms
of the South and its resources.
The Weather To-Dav.
Washington, October 19. Indications
for North Carolina. Fair; stationary
tenqiernte, northerly winds.
A NPKKCH FROM THE COLOR
The niNhopM Notify Ihe llepulleH
That They Cannot Concur In the
Motion to Adjourn the 24th A
Conference to be Held.
Nkw Yokk, Oetolier 21. In the gen
eral convention of the Protestant Upisco-
pal church to-day, Kev. Dr. Ilauckcl
moved that the order o the day he sus
pended, and that the report on the me
morial presented by tha colored clergy be
Kev. Dr. Phillips Brooks, of Boston,
urged the importance of the question and
spoke in favor of its immediate con
sideration. Rev. Paulus Moore, a colored delegate
from the missionary diocese of Cape
P.dmas, also spoke in favorofthe motion.
A delegate from Kentucky argued that
the question had already been practically
settled by the convention, allowing a
colored delegate to speak on its floors.
The motion to suspend the order of the
day was then lost by a vote of 100 to
121. . . ' .
The report in favor ol ceding a portion
of the diocese of Michigan, making it a
missionary diocese was approved.
At the afternoon session Dr. Hart
moved that the house of deputies concur
with the bishops in the additions to the
service for the solemnization of matri
mony, moving that the words, "which,"
and the words "is commended," are ex
hortation, and that an additional clause
be inserted enlarging the distinction. The
motion was lost, the house refusing by
a small majority to concur with the
The prayer for patience under suffering
was next adopted.
The second section in the communion
of the sick, providing that "in times of
contagions sickness or disease, or wben
extreme weakness renders it expedient,
the short praver may stilficc," was
adopted v.ilh tt proposal to substitute
the woid, "priest" for "minister" in the
communion of the sick in the present
rubrics. The house of deputies refused to
The first section in the order for the
burial of the dead was adopted; the
second was voted down.
A sub section, omitting a selection ol
the psalms for holv days was adopted.
The bishops notified the house ot depu
ties that they could not concur with
them in adjourning October 24, and
asked for a committee of conference. It
The house concurred wilh the bishops
on the third section. Several important
changes were made.
The last amendment adopted by the
house of bishops providing for changes
in the consecration of bishops was
The house then adjourned.
Htateiueut of the NewOrleaiis Cot
Xhw Oki.IvAns, October 21. The New
Orleans cotton exchange statement is
sued to-day makes the net cotton move
ment across the Ohio, Mississippi and
Potomac rivers to Northern American
and Canadian mills during the week
ended October 18, 24.1S6 bales against
:iti,253 last year, and the total since
September l", 66,64.3 against 'J7.!Mi.
The total American mill takings North
and South for the first seven weeks of
the season, 313. 7S3 against 3(i!),l!l( of
wliich the amount taken bv Northern
mills was 253,000 against 307,000. The
amount of the American crop that has
come in sight during the past seven
weeks, 1,520,475 against 1.305.3S7.
The statement shows that the net rail
movement over land which at the end of
the fourth week of September was ahead
of last year 4,307 bales, has since lost
35,724 and is now 31,326 behind last
year. On the other hand it shows that
the anioimt of the the new crop in sight
is equivalent to 22 per cent, of last year's
total crop. Up to the elose of the corres
ponding week last year the perccnt. of
crop in sight was 10.88. Foreign ex
ports for the seven weeks are 230,861
bales ahead of last year, while the Amer
ican spinners takes show a deficit of 53,
415 and American stocks at delivery
ports and leading interior centres are
83.820 bales less than the close of the
corresponding week last season.
Webster Herald: Ashevillc is rcprc
sen ted by a cluster of fine Democratic
journals: The Citizen, which is both
daily and weekly; the Kvening Journal,
daily, and the Democrat, weekly. They
are carefully and ably edited and the
typographical execution is of the finest
order, reflecting credit upon the citv.
Politically they have it all their own
way, as t here is not a Republican paper
printed in the city, which fact does not
reflect very creditably upon that party.
A lloy Fearfully Torn hy an Infu.
The Raleigh correspondent of the Wil
mington Messenger under date of the
News was received here this morning
of a horribblc occurrence at Hamlet yes
terday afternoon. A dog sprang at
Tommy Johnson, the eleven-year-old son
of T. C. Johnson, and caught the poor
little fellow by the arm above the elbow.
Mrs. Johnson heard the boy's screams
and ran to his rescue. She made desper
ate efforts to force the dog's jaws open
and in these attempts one of her fingers
was torn by the mad animal's teeth. Mr.
Johnson nt this pnintcnmcupnndchokcd
the dog until it seemed that the animal's
eyes would burst from their sockets
Vet there was no relaxation of the ter
rible grip on the boy's ami. A Mr.
Brown came up with an axe and nearly
severed the dog's head from his body.
The hoy's arm was greatly lacerated.
The flesh at the biceps had been chewed
to the bones. Tin suffering was intense.
The hov wns taken to Charlotte last
night, that the famous Butler madstone
might be applied. .Mrs. Johnson, who
was completely illustrated, was also
taken there, for the same treatment.
And yet nine-tenths of mankind, man,
woman and child arc willing to meet all
the risks of hydrophobia, besides sub
mitting to, or defending daily, number
less annoyances Irom canine pets not
worth the powder and shot it would
take to kill them. Citizkn.
Which Shall It Be?
The Burning (Juestion in New York is
thus pithily presented by the Herald:
"It is a very simple question Shall the
wires put the public under ground or
shall the public put the wires under
V. HI. C. A. PI.ANH.
What In PropoHed to be none
luring the Coming Winter.
The board of directors of the Young
Men's Christian Association are busily
planning the work which will beattempt-
ed this winter for the voting men of
Asheville. The rooms on the second and
third floors of the Starnes and Harkins'
new buildings on Patton avenue are
Hearing completion and the committees
are making arrangements for the furni
ture. On the second floor there will be a
reading room well supplied with the best
papers and magazines, a social parlor
attractively furnished by the ladies, and
well supplied with games, a committee
room and a boys' room. On the third
floor will be a lecturing hall and a gym
nasium well supplied with the most ap
proved gymnastic apparatuses. In con
nection with the gymnasium the board
of directors have decided to put up a
bath and dressing room, containing, in
addition to locked dressing boxes for the
sale keeping of the gymnasium suits,
shower and tub baths with hot and cold
water. It is intended to have gospel
meetings and prayer meetings for young
men, an evangelistic Bible class and a
worker's training Bible class. In addi
tion to these there will be held receptions
and socials, practical talks by business
men, health talks for young men by the
leading physicians, and an tndless nuin-
lier ol other activities which will attract
interest and help the young men of our
A separate room w hich will lie lur-
nished completely by the ladies' com
mittee, has been set aside for the use of
the boys. It will be well supplied with
boys' pa'iers, books and games. The
Association rooms promise to be a very
attractive resort (or young men of all
classes and will lie the center of much
In order that these privileges may be
within the reach of every young man in
the city, the membership fee admitting
to all privileges except the use of the
gymnasium and bath rooms has lieeu
fixed at $2 per year, and the full member
ship, including the gymnasium and bath
ing privilege, will be $5 per year addi
tional. As the receipts from membership
fees will cover but a small portion of the
expenses of such a many-sided work, the
the Association must look for its support
to the generosity of all the citizens who
have the welfare ol the community at
RANDOM NOT ICS
Roped In by Ratnbliiiic ReporterM
RoainliiK Round the City.
There were breaks at the Banner and
Farmers' warehouses yesterday, find
prices were as usual, highly satisfactory.
Mr. J. 0. Kelly, of Round Knob was in
town yesterday trying to dispose of the
carcasses ol three bears killed 111 the
mountains near that place on Saturday.
Workmen tire busy making prepara
tions in the Hendry block for the recep
tion of the postoflicc, but it will be ten
days before the transfer of the office is
made to the new quarters.
The committee of ladies to furnish the
parlors and boys, rooms of the Young
Men's Christian Association will meet
it the house of Mrs. Dr. W. I,. Milliard
to-morrow afternoon nt 4 o'clock. All
the members of the committee tire re
quested to Ik present.
Bishop I. W. Joyce, who is presiding
over the M. Ii. Conference in this citv,
filled the pulpit in Rev. C. ( ). Jones' church.
coi ner ot Havwood and Buttriek streets,
Sunday morning. Mis text was the inei-
lent of Christ's preaching on the Lake
of Cennesaret, found in the tilth chapter
of Luke. The effort was a most powerful
one, certainly sustaining the reputation
he has ot being one of the finest pulpit
orators in his church.
a if:rianf:nt sanitahh ji.
One of the Finest Locations In
This Hection Selected.
A lease has just been made by the Ashe-
villi Imnrovenient Comoaiiv to Dr. Karl
von Ruck of that fine property
cinity of Asheville, known as the Sulphur
Springs Hotel and lands adjacent. The
term extends for ten years from the first
day of Oetolier 1800, or to begin at an
earlier date if the improvements contem
plated are made before that time.
The terms nre satisfactory tobolh par
ties, but we do not feel at liberty to make
them known except in general terms.
The lessee is to buy all the furniture and
apparatus connected with the hotel and
keep the property in repair. The lessor
is to make an addition 011 the north side
of the present hotel structure, three sto
ries high, 128x42 feet. The lessor is also
to build a street railway from the pass
enger depot at Asheville to the Sulphur
Springs; and no rent is to lie paid until
said line ot road is completed. The lessee
has an option to purchase the property
within seven years for $100,000. A pub
lic park is to he established and kept in
order by the lessor.
The subscribing parties to this impor
tant transaction are J. G. Carrier, Presi
dent; J. P. Gaston, Treasurer; J. II. Car
rier, Secretary of the one part and Karl I
von Ruck of the other.
Almost a Serious Accident.
What might have been a serious acci-
dent, occurred to Mr. and Mrs. Haskell
and their two sons on Sunday afternoon
while driving near the quarry on the j rei'cnt favorable reports ns to his condi
eastside. By the breaking of the har-1 t'on wh' ''ad gained currency. lie wns
ness while descending the hill, horse, car-! n1"'" eighteen years of age, and was
riage and occupants were thrown into
the gully, which at the point is some ten
fret deep. Mrs. Haskell sustained painful
butnot serious injuries; the other parties,
escaped unhurt. I
t'l.AV St'PF.RIOR COt KT.
The Way Judue Clark IlpeiiHcd
JUHtlce at the Recent Term.
From the Murphy Bulletin we take
the following synopsis of transactions
ill the court reeentlv held at Maysville,
Judge Clark presiding. It will be noted
that the Judge, in the discharge of his
duties, is no respecter of persons. All
the parties are among the class spoken
of as "highly respectable;" and Mr.
Anderson is a vcrv prominent citizen and
politician, having represented his county
frequently in the State House of Rep
resentatives, and was twice a candidate
for the Senate in his Senatorial district
The following is a synopsis of the two
most important eases, and we give the
facts just as we learn them from those in
State vs. J. P. and 1. H. Chnstnin,
secret assault and battery.
About the 11th of last June, J. P., Ii.
11., renx ami lien lunsinm, John Kogers
and James llaney made a secret assault
upon Capt.J.S. Anderson, which, though
resulting in 110 injury to the parties en
gaging in it, created considerable excite
ment. I he evidence at the trial was
such that K. II. Chastain was sentenced
to the penitentiary for six years, andj.
l-liastam lor two years. The other
Chaslains were acquitted, while llanev
and Rogers were not tried on account til
failure to apprehend them.
Capt. J. S. Anderson was also con
victed of assault upon thcChnstains. and
sentenced to jail for six months and pay
1 fine of $;i00. itobcrt and James Stan
Iridge, 0. L. Anderson and Napoleon
Long were each sentenced to thirty davs
in jail for being accessories in the assault.
j. P. Chastain appealed to the supreme
court, and is out under bond.
The sheriff of Clay county passed
through Murphy Friday night with Ii. II.
Chastain on theirway tothe penitentiary
at Raleigh. His friends were here and
wanted Judge Clarke to release him on
lionrl as they wished to appeal, but he
told them he had no further jurisdiction
in the matter, and the only way they
could secure his release was to go to
Raleigh and have a habeas corpus issued.
This, we suppose, his friends will do.
Capt. Anderson appealed, and is out
under bond, as arc also the other parties.
THK Hi;V, DR. Hl'XTDM,
An F.plMode In the Deliberation-.
of the F.piHcopat Convention,
The delegation from North Carolina in
the Triennial General Iipiscopal Conven
tion, now in session in New York, though
an able one, both clerical and lay, is
characteristically modest . We quote the
following Ir 1111 the report of the New
York Herald as an incident in the move
ments connected with the proposed re
vision of the Prayer Book :
The work then went 011 smoothly and
rapidly as possible under these condi
tions until the seventh item was reached.
This was the intercession of those w ho
labor in the tiospol. The Rev. Dr. Jarvis
Buxton, a Wcbsterian looking gentleman
Irom North Carolina, arose and de
scribed the words in that prayer "grant
to Thy laborers a pure intention" as
curious, strange and unique. The word
"intention," as having a technical mean
ing employed in the Roman Church,
should have no place in this Prayer
Book. The petition for a "sufficient suc
cess upon earth" Ile thought a sorry and
beggarly one to ask from the King of all
the earth. He moved this substitute,
reading it very impressively:
'Almighty (5od, our Heavenly Father,
who has purchased to Thyself an uni
versal church by the precious blood of
Thy dear Sou, mercifully give Thy grace
and heavenly benediction to those who
have been ordained to serve Thee in the
sacred ministry of Thy church, and to all
others who labor with them in the gos
pel of Thy love, that by their work and
lilc and doctrine they may show forth
Thy glory and set forward the salvation
of all men, through Jesus Christ, our
This motion to substitute was eagerly
seconded by the Kev. George li. Swan, 01
The Rev. Father Hall, of Boston, said
the proposed substitute was not enrich
ment, but a piecing together of old pray
ers. Mr. Cortlandl Parker, of Newark,
retorted that addition was not always
enrichment, and declared that in all these
changes be had been struck by the de
scent palpable, yet indescribable from the
style and tone of the dear old Praver
The Kev. Dr. Hale, of Iowa, who said
I he would not led at liberty to prav I01
as much earthly success as Dr. Buxton.
proposed "such success as may please
Thee," which was adopted. Then the
Kev. Dr. Spalding, of California, moved
. I to put "singleness of heart" for "pure in
l he vi-1 ...i.:,.i i...., ti... l..... 1,..
lllllioil, iillll nun n'Kl. 1 III lu I. I'l.
Gnilor, ol Tennessee, moved the jiost
poncment of Ibis proposition until Dr.
Hale could prepare a perfect prayer.
This piece of sarcasm was taken seriously
by Dr. Dix, and put and lost by 08 yeas
to 108 nays. As a result of all these
proceedings, Dr. Buxton's substitute
having been withdrawn, the intercessory
for Gospel laborers was lost by this
Clerical Deputies Yeas, 10; nays. 26;
Lay Deputies Yeas, 12; nays, 28;
A Misapplied Collection.
During the Sunday night's session of
the colored conference of the A. M. Ii.
Church, held in Zion Church, a collection
was taken up for purpose made known
to the audience. Hy what means the
tota snmcollectcd.said to be $40, liccnmc
known, we have not learned, but when
the receptacle in which the monev was
gathered was ojiened after the close of
the service, it was empty. Some one.
not having the fear of God and the stings
of his conscience to control him had
Death of Irwin Itnlrd.
This young man, son of Chief of Police
Col. A. H. Baird, died at the residence of
nistntncr.on isncigesircct.inst night, niter
i an illness of several weeks. His friends
! n!U Xmn ,e1 to h"K ,or Ilis recovery by
j Coi- "nird's oldest child.
The Rev. Mr. Everhart, a clergyman of
tnc Episcopal church, once well known
m Asheville, was in the city yesterday,
fr the first time in twenty-one years.
TIIE A., A. & 15. RAILROAD.
OFI'ICIvRH OF TMFCONSTRl'C.
TION COMPANY HF.RK.
The Work of Survey 10 Hetfln To
Day, Towards Hrcvard and
Hurnsville Now Let all the
Counties do Tlielr Duty.
On Sunday evening, General G. E. Y'ar
rington, of New York City, vice president
of the New lingland Railroad Supplyand
Development Campany, and Captain J.
F. Bradley, of Trumansburg, N. Y., chief
engineer of the same company, reached
Asheville. Yesterday they spent their
time in conference with the officers of the
A., A. and H. Railroad Company, and
also in riding round the city, and in visit
ing the approaches nut points of depart
ure for the lines no: ih and south, with
which they expressed much satisfaction.
The survey begins to-day. Two corps
are to be organized, one working in the
direction of Brevard, the other of Hurns
ville. We have every reason to believe that
the terms of the contract will be faith
fully complied wilh by the construction
company. It remains lor the people ot
the counties through which this im
mensely important line will pass to do
their duty. At present, they have no
money to pay out none until the work
is completed. Hut they must give such
pledges and purpose of good faith as to
give confidence to those wtio tire to do
the work for them.
The road to be built is new in its de
sign, new 111 its route, new in the territo
ry to be opened, new initsiuliuenees; not
an opposition line, but an altogether new
inlet and new outlet, giving new value
ind importance to this mountain coun
try, opening up a hue ol travel unpar-
tlleled in the 1 'tilled States as running
hundreds of miles in a high mountain
though walled in by grand mountain
chains, Irom whose sides and in whose
valleys are to be drawn thoseexhaustless
stores of forest, mineral and agricultural
wealth which are to furnish the local
freight business of the road, while thou
sands of travelers will seek this route,
attracted by its beauty and unmistaka
The good influence of roads 011 local
prosperity is too apparent for argument.
The roads already built have added
tenfold to the properly valuation
of Asheville. They have added from three
to fivefold to the value of every county
through which they pass. If a single line,
and itsjirancbcs, have done so much in
six or eight years, what may not be ex
pected when there is a wider distribution
of railroad blessings?
Hut enough for the present.
FOLKS VOl KNOW.
Who Ti"v Are ; where They Are.
and What They Are Doing.
Depot agent I- A. Blair left for Knox
Mr. W. W. West left the city yesterday
for a week's sojourn at Washington and
Messrs. W. I). Rhea, J. M. Campliell.jr.,
and John D. Miller left oil the 4.36 train
yesterday for Knoxville.
Among those who left the city yester
day for the Knoxville display we noticed
Alderman K. L. Filzpatrick and his little
Capt. A. M. Alexander, of Alexander, is
very ill. Dr. Reagan has been attending
upon him and to-day telegraphed for Dr.
John Hey Williams.
W. A. Blair and wife, Mrs. Lawrence
Pulliam, Miss Mary Pulliam am! Mrs.
Win. Rankin, were among those who left
the city yesterday for Knoxville.
Messrs. li. W. Whiteside, W. C. Frank,
Alviu Gherkin and Chas. Worlhcn, of
Tin; Citizhn news and job rooms, left
yestetday to aid in swelling the crowd
at Knoxvillc's great trade display.
Miss Irene Hurbriilgc, who spent the
past winter in Asheville, and so pleas
antly remembered by many, was married
at her home in Atlanta, Ga on October
14, to Mr. D.ilton Kislev, of Davenport,
Iowa, at which place she will be at home
after the 25th, insl.
Captain Thomas .McFai lainl, well re
membered here in connection with
the building of the Asheville and
Spartanburg road from here to Ilen
ilcrsonville, was in the city yesterday.
He is engaged ill the construction of the
Knoxville Southern, and reports about
forty-one miles of that road graded, and
cars running on about Iweutv-ciL'ht
MR. C. It. IIOWF.RS DF.AD.
This Well Known Citizen Suc
cumbs to Typhoid Fever.
Through a private telegram received
yesterday we learn of the death of Mr.
Chas. D. Bowers, of Highlands, X. C.
Though Mr. Bowers had lieen ill with
typhoid fever for several months past, his
death was a great shock, to his friends
here at least, ns from the advices re
ceived Saturday it was hiqicd that he
Mr. Bowers was formerly of Bellows
Falls, Yt., but for the past ten years has
been identified with the mining interests
ol Macon and Jackson counties, where
he and his brother owned and controlled
some of the largest mica mines in West
ern North Carolina. He made his home
in Franklin, N. C, where his many
friends testified to his sterling character
and true worth. He was a prominent
Mason and identified with every benev
olent nnil public spirited enterprise. His
loss will long be felt in the community
in. which he has lived. The funeral ser
vices will be held at Franklin, Wednes
day, October 23 at 11 a. m.