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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1889.
OPINIIIIil OF ONE WHO HAS
BEKN AMONU THEM.
Their Wv Not Ways of Pleas
antness, Nor all Their Paths of
Peaces a People to Whom Dis
tance Lends tin- Enchantment.
Washington, 11. C. October 111.
Editor Citizen : I notice inyour paper,
sonic days ago, an announcement to tin;
Indian iioanl Association, an invitation
to "bring on its Apaches."
When yon have hail as much experience
with, or seen as much of tlic Apaches as
the undersigned, I don't hesitate to say
that you will not lose much time in di
manding of the Association to "take
away its Apaches."
The writer has lived near neighbor to
the Apaches in Arizona Territory, and is
familiar with their manner of deporting
themselves, and has seen their exploits
on their native heath, on the sandy des
erts along the C.ila river. These black
cannibals live on raw giusshoppcrs, liz
zanls and snakes; and take great delight,
in iierforming a war dance around u.
white victim tied by the hands and heels
to two trees, with a tire kindled on his
stomach. They are the lowest and most,
ferocious type of aboriginal humanity
t hat ever inhabited the continent of the
two Americas. They retain All the
malignity and fiendishness of the worst
tiilies of Indian savages in the United
States; and conic nearer the plane
and character of the lower wild ani
mals than any Indians between the
two oceans 1 iicir firm is about nil
there is human about them. Thcir.rcscr
valions in Aiizoua have been guarded tor
years by a cordon of torts; but right un
der the muzzles ot the gnus, and m defi
ance to the troops, the black wretches
often break loose tindcrcoverof thenight,
and start on a scalping tour over tin;
valley settlements. They will often be
have themselves for months pr.opcrly to
throw the forts oft' their guard, and then
suddenly In'forc break of day be heard
from, lifting hair and cu ting throats of
frontier settlers.and before the guardians
of I'nele Sam arrive on the scene, the
bloodthirsty .".nd murderous instincts
born in thcAp.iches have been satiated
in the slaughter of ten or twenty men,
women and children taken unawares by
nocturnal raids. I have myself been laid
up for two weeks in Spanish ranches,
with the stage coaches roadbound, or
sidetracked, waiting for the Apaches to
move, outheir scalping raids, away from
the highways, or for the troops of the
torts to drive the kuiving scamps from
You say the government proposes to
cireulatesonie money in Western North
Carolina by the establishment of a fort
in the Unlsam mountains to guard these
Apaches. You will find that money cir
culated by the fort is dearly bought,
when those wild Apaches break loose
some night, and, before your tort is
awake, carry havoc into your valley set
tlements. If yon excet the fortstoguanl
the Apaches and protect ynur sleeping
mountaineers from the Indian scalping
knives, you expect them to do what they
have never accomplished in Arizona. It
these scalping savages kill one man, wo
man, or child, in Western North Carolina,
the money brought to the State bvn fort
would be u high priced revenue, written
in the blood of dead North Carolinians.
The English Race Have Not Lost
by Being Transplanted.
New York IKralil.
At the opening of the British Associa
tion's geographical section President dc
Winton pointed out that "the effect of
climate upon race is somewhat remark
ably illustrated by the physique and
nerve power of the present race of Ameri
cans." Two centuries ago they were
the same race as the English, but now
the contrast is marked. Our climate,
according to the eminent geographer, has
given Americans "an individual stamp,"
and has made a erceptible difference on
outward semblance even in this short
spice of time. This interesting note ofthe
pronounced effect of climate on race de
served more practical elaboration than
Col. dc Winton had time togiveit. (".real
Britain has an insular climate with a low
barometer, which is relaxing to the hu
man frame. It has been well said
that in a heavy atmosphere the elephant
would liecome a comparatively active
animal, while in rurilitd air he would
become dull and heavy. In American at
mospheric pressure averages higher than
in England. The climate is continental,
with more of exl.ikirnlmg sunlight and
more of the element oi cold, which,
without certain limits, is adjudged ln-
all physiologists to be a w.mdei lul tonic
and a therapeutic agent of much value.
In fact, the chief characteristic of our
climate is the excess of it- nerve stimu
lating properties, which in the colder
parts of the country tends to exhaust
overworth, ill-ted, ill-clad and amende
lieople. Hut on the whole, the Anglo-
Saxon race has not suttereil by the
transfer from an insular to a continental
A DANTAH1II.V Ol THAtJK,
Horrible needs of Five
Birmingham. Aln., October '22. A
special to the Age-Herald from Lafayette
records a crime in Tallapoosa county
that has rarely been surpassed in its
horrible details. It seems ttiat wmie
Albert Smith and his three oldestchiltlren
had gone some miles to church, five negro
men approached the house and asked
Mrs. Smith to give them something to
eat, and being relused they went into the
house and naming that mere was no
.nip it t home but Mrs. Smith and her
little babe, forced her into the yard and
lwimn ransacking the house. After ap
propriating ail that they could find in the
way of money and valuables, they set
fire to the house and udded horror to
the terrible scene by forcing the frightened
woman to witness the most brutal and
fiendish of decils, wlncli was toss-
i.,LT her little baliv in the air
und letting it tall back almost
on the point of sharp knives which
iluv held under it. The brutes
KmilKr hc-rled the frantic woman's en
....!.... ....A H..Mit nwnv leavintr her with
nothinc to greet the return of her horror-!
stricken husband and children but her ; ministers and ilelegatcs Irom Virginia,
half dead babe and a smouldering heap West Virginia and Maryland, convened
of coals where was, only a few hotirs be-J here to-night and will be in session sty
Ion;, their home. The "people for miles j eral days.
around have been searching the country AfTriiTt Record
forth, villoma, and at lust accounts I AureatKeeoro.
three ol the negroes had been captured
London, October 22. Charles Brad
laugh, political and social reformer and
member of the house of commons for
Northampton, is very ill. It is tcared
that he is dying from congestion of the
MARVELS OF MEMORY.
Home (ircat Men Wliusc Helen,
tivciiess was Heinarkiibie,
Blackwood's Maaz ne.
There have been stupendous memories
enough in ancient ami modern times to
stagger belief such as those of Tiieodec
les and Ilortensius and Cinens, of whom
Cicero speaks, and in our later days Pas
cal, who, it is said, neverforgot anything
he had seen, heard, or thought; anil Ayi
v'cnnn, who repeated by rote tile entire
lioi an when lie was ten years old ; and
Francis Siiurcz, wdio, Strnda tells us.had
the whole of St. Augustine in his memory
enough, one would think to destroy all
his mental powers of digestion : and Jus
tus I.issius, who on one occasion offered
to repeat all the "History" of Tacitus
without a mistake on forfeit of
ins life; and in our own days
jedediah Buxton and Zernli Colburn,
among others, who hail such a prodigious
power mid rapidity of caiculntingin their
minds. Colburn, it is said, could tell the
number of seconds in iifty-eiglit years til
.nost before the question could be repeated
t he story is told that Jedediah liuxton
vas once taken to the theater to sec Gar
rick, and that he was observed to pay an
unremitted attention to the great actor
throughout the play. When he went out
'.lie friend who accompanied him asked
him how he had been impressed by the
acting, and Jedediah answered by stating
the number 'of words and syllables that
Garrick had spoken. His ini.id had been
interested solely in this enumeration. I
dare say it w as a purely mcchani. al oper
ation of mind with him. and 1 rather
think that with all these great memories
it is the same.
As 1 have not a good memory, ! wish to
leery it out of pure envy. I wish I could
say thatgrcalmcn never ha ve great mem
ories, rnlortuiialely, it i not true. The
.itimcs of Pascal, Avieenna.Scaliger, who
committed to memory the whole ofthe
Iliad and Odyssey in three weeks; old Dr.
Thomas Fuller, whose memory was
equally remarkable to say nothing
of Cyrus, Ilortensius, Mithridates.
are so terribly against me that I
give up such n proposition; and I have
serious thoughts myself, despite its dis
gusting ingredients, of resorting to the
learned Grataioli of Bergamo's recipe
for improving my own memory. Hi
gives several, but one above .til others as
C'llicaciousandeomlortingto the memory.
It is this: To make a mixture of mole's
fat, lealcined human hair, cumin, and
bear's grease, anil swallow a pill of them
of about the size of a hazic nut at bed
A Fierce Fight About Church
Property in Peiiusvlvanta.
Wll.KESliAKKE. Pa., October '22. About
ago, 1'iisliop ) llarn,
Scranton, deposed Rev. Father Wame
gaii. pastor ot the Polish Culholicciitirch
at Plyinolh, and afterwards expelled
him from the priesthood for unbecoming
conduct. The congregation was divided
into two factions; and one of these in
sisted upon holding possession of the
church and its property. lie sent for
Rev. Father Mack and deputised him to
act in liis name The police were called
upon to intcrtjre in case of trouble, and
the call was made. At the parsonage,
upon admission being relused, the officers
were ordered to forcibly enter the build
ing, and a moment later they battered
down the doors and arrested six ofthe
inmates, among whom was .Martin
Wiich, it saloon keeper, who acted as
fader of those in the inside. A fierce
light ensued while the prisoners were be
ing removed, and ill the struggle the
chief of police, Michael Mclvin, had his
leg broken and back injured. A number
of other persons were hurt in the melee,
but none tire fatally injured.
A Pronounced Success at Once
Ksoxvil.l.K, Teun., October 22 The
trades display begun here to-day. Cele
brating the completion of the hlnoxville,
Cumberland Gap and Louisville railroad
was more of a success than was antici
pated. Trains on all the roads were
crowded, and when the procession moved
off it was witnessed by at least 50,000
spectators. The business places of the
city were decorated, and floats represent
ing various industries passed under thou
sands of flags arching the principal
Tiie procession was an hour and three
quarters passing a given point and con
sisted of 1."1 flouts illustrating every
branch of Knoxville's commerce. The
procession was headed by the third regi
ment ofthe Tennessee militia.
To-morrow there will be a coniK'titive
drill ami a sham battle, and on Thurs
day a tournament and grand ball.
Sun Cotton Review.
New York, October 22. The Sun's
cotton review savs: Futures declined
sharply. In the fiist place, Liverpool
was decidedly lower, and receipts at the
ports were huge,; then the decline
brought in "stop orders" which caused
further selling. A partial recovery on
the demand to cover contracts was soon
lost, when this demantl tell off, and the
close was weak at about the lowest
price of the day. Cotton on the spot
was one-sixteenth lower and dull.
Hopes for Home Rule.
London, October 22. Gladstone left
Hawarden to-day for Southport, where
he will speak in the interest of Sir Robert
Peel, liberal candidate for the vacant seat
for Brighton m the house of commons.
When the train upon which Gladstone
traveled reached Chester a large crowd
cheered him and he made a siieech. He
said he hoped that in thcpoliticalcontcst
in Great Britain the right side would soon
Too Much Campbell 7
Com'M nt'S. 0., October 22. Governor
Fornker s lihvsicinn stated that Gov
ernor Koraker is a very sick man and
will not be able to take any nourishment
for two or three days. Engagements for
the governor for this week have been
A Presbyterian Synod
Winchester, Vu., October 22. The
Presbyterian synod, composed of 200
I iiHirpiN, ua., uctooer ii. iinmn nas
I invested threc-iiur.rters ol a million dol-
lars in manufacturing enterprises since
Snow In Minnesota
Fkkoi's Falls, Minn., October 22.
The ground was covered with snow yesterday.
IIKTTKRINIi ITS l'ROPRRTV,
New nirectors of the Chesapeake
and Ohio Railroad.
Richmond, Va , October 22. At the
annual meeting of the stock-holders of
the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Com
pany held here to-day, the report of the
board of directors was read and adopted.
I i says:
"It is the intention ofthe management
to take out the few remaining wooden
bridges on the line und replace them with
iron ofthe strongest build; to fill up some
ofthe remaining trestles; to put addi
tional ballast on the road; to continue
the extension of sidings sous to accom
modate long freight trains, all of which
will facilitate the large traffic of the
The stockholders elected the following
directors; W. P. Anderson and M. E
Ingalls of Cincinnati; George T. Bliss, C.
H. Caster, C. D. Dickey, jr., C. P. Hunt
ington, E. X. Norton, George S. Scott,
Samuel Spencer and A.J. Thomas, all ol
New York, and H. T. Wickham, of Vir
ginia. NO ONE KILLED.
Another Inclined Plane Accident
at Cincinnati Vesterday.
Cincinnati, Ohio, October 22. An
other inclined plane accident hapiencd
to-day, one week alter the Mt. Auburn
horror, but this time happily without
I" ss of lite.
It was at the Mt. Adams inclined plane
where horses and wagons,,-. s well us pas
sengers arccarried up. Henry Newman,
iriving a two horse wagon tor a cracker
manufactory, drove on to the truck to
isceud. When about thirty feet from
the bottom the horses suddenly backed
against the rear guards of the truck
which suapiel apart and horses, wagon
mil driver were thrown to the bottom.
Newman escaped without serious injury;
i lie wagon was wrecked and the horses
Fall Races at Lexington.
Lexington, Ky., October 22. The
weather to-day was rainy, and the track
heavy. Attendance small. The sport
was good and the betting first-class.
First race One mile: Katie S. won,
Litterall second, Roxana V. third. Time
Second race One andasixteenthmiles:
Dilemma won, Clamor second, Lizzie D.
third. Time l.fi.'l.
Third race Mile and seventy yards:
Bridgclight won, Belliua second, Plunder
third. Time Lno"!
Fourth race Robinson stakes three
loui'ths of a mile: Dollikins won, Ca
milla second, Lottie S. third. Time 1.10.
Fatal Railroad Accident.
Bikminoha.m, Ala., October 22. Some
freight ears in the middle of a train to
day jumped the track near Bangor, on
the Louisville and Nashville road, north
f here. Two of the ears were loaded
with horses en route to the State fairnow
ill progress at this place. Some of t hem
were bruised, but none seriously injured.
Ungeiie Christman, a colored jockey, who
was feeding the horses at the time, was
killed, joe (liny, John Kimbaugh and
Jim Thomas, colored train employes, were
badly hurt but will recover. They are in
the hospital here.
A False Report.
Ciiicauo, OcIoIkt 22. Early this
evening minister Romero, of Mexico,
received n telegram from secretcry of
state Blaine stilting that rumors had
reached him that the visitors were so
weary they would prefer to abandon the
trip and asking if this were so. A meet
ing of the visitors was held this evening
and a telegram was sent to Mr. Blaine
stating that the rumors referred to in his
message were without foundation ; that
the enthusiasm of the receptions was in
creasing, and was equalled only by the
appreciation of the guests.
A Steamship on F.nd.
Nkw York, October 22 The steam
ship Brooklyn, formerly the Tonawanda,
Captain Carson, whicli sailed from Da
rien, Ga., October 13, with a cargo of
lutniier, is supposed to have been lost
with all on board (eighteen persons) in
the gale of the llith, as she is now six
davs over due A vessel answering com
pletely to her description was passed by
the steamer Cherokee, October 17, sixteen
miles east of Body Island with her bow
twenty feel out ofthe water, and her
stern apparently on the bottom. The
Hrooklyn was a screw steamer of HS
News-Observer: Five wealthy Ameri
can young men have sailed for New York,
en route for Zanzibar. They will go
through the Suez Canal to Aden and
down the coast. Reaching their point of
disembarkation, they will proceed into
the interior towards Lake Victoria Ny
anza to meet Stanley. It is a great mis
take to suppose that all wealthy young
men arc dudes. These fellows are going
to have a time of it penetrating the for
bidding forests of malarial Africa, threat
ened by savages, ferocious beasts and
Punished for Stealing a Ride.
Shki.iik, N. C, Oct. 22 Special.
Tillman Levins, of Burke, seven teen years
old, and Win. Trammel, of Catawba,
twenty years, both white men, were
sent to the penitentiary for four and five
years, resjiectivelv, for stealing a ride on
a horse and a mule, the property of N. N.
Thomason. After riding six miles the
stock was turned loose on the public
road, and afterwards recovered by the
owner. C b. 1-kkck.
Price Fight Stopped.
Charleston, S. C, October 22. A
prize fight lietwcen two light weight pu
gilists, which was to have taken place
this morning, was prevented by the
police. 1 lie proposed match was a tight
to a hnish lor ifooo, and wnsnrranged by
the Young Men's Athletic Club. Sporting
men are indignant at the uction of the
police, as they assert there is no law in
the State against prize hghting.
No Change in Cotton Systems,
New York, October 22. Last week
the members of the cotton exchange
voted on a proposition to reieal tlx
present svstetn of insiicction and classifi
cation of cotton. The vole was cast to
ascertain the feelings of members on the
matter. The board of ninaagcrs, after
consultation to-day, decided to let the
system now in use prevail for the
Fearful Death In a Freight Car.
Wii.minoton. N. C, October 22 Yard
master K. L. Ienmark entered a freight
car at the Atlantic Coast Line depot to
night. He carried a lantern, and almost
immediately n barrel of gasoline ex
ploded setting fire to the car and burn
ing Denmark to death. It was not
known that the unfortunate man was in
the car until the flames had been extinguished.
I5RING IN TIIE RICH TOO.
STATE OF THE PROTESTANT
An Interesting Report Baltimore
The Next Place of Meeting, In
1 8sji Revision of the Liturgy
New York, October 22. There was
a good attendance at the Protestant
Episcopal convention to-day. Dr. Good
win, on behalf of the committee on
canons presented u long report, which
was referred to the next convention.
The committee on the state of the
church gave a detailed account of the
work done since the Inst convention.
The report stated that the ministry
should not look for recruits from in
digents only, but from the rich as ivell.
i'he report also favored something t,cii.g
done for the aged clergy, and dwelt at
length on the unsatisfactory character of
Sunday school work. The report was
transmitted to the house of bishops.
Rev. Dr. Bliss, of Vermont, read a re
port from the committee on Christian
education. It stated that the board of
regents was now in working order.
The committee appointed to select a
place for the next convention, 118112, 1
reported in favor of Baltimore. The re
port wasadopted, the bishops concurring.
Beginning with to-day. evening sessions
will be held, so that the convention may
adjourn by Thursday, the bishops also
agreeing to this day.
The entire set of versiclcs as aniend
mended was adopted, and the house
then proceeded to discuss the revision ot
the liturgy. On motion of Kev. Dr. Hart,
it was decided that the Gloria Patria be
printed at the end of psalm XXIV.
A message from the house of bishops
recommending that the prayer of humble
access be removed to a place immediately
before the administration of communion
was received, but the house ot deputies
relused to concur.
At the afternoon session Dr. Hart
moved the passage of section three in the
order of burial of the dead. It provides
that in place of a rubric theminister shall
say the Lord's prayer with an exhorta
tion added. Carried.
A new section providing additional
prayers to be added "grace of our Lord"
was also adopted.
The tilth section applying to burial at
sea was also passetl.
The house concurred with the bishops
on the fourteenth division of the form ol
prayer and thanksgiving.
Dr. Hale, of Iowa, moved an amend
ment to be used instead of the existing
marriage ceremony. A clause of it in
tended to cover the vexed question of di
vorce read, "and live together in holy
love unto their life's end." This was
adopted, and Dr. Huntington immedi
ately moved to reconsider. An active
debate followed, but Dr. Hale's amend
ment was approved of a second time.
Another debate took plaeconthe burial
of the dead service, and Dr. Huntington
asserted that the proposed changes of
the service savor too much of Roman
Catholic rites. Dr. Taylor, of Spring
field, held that the proposed changes
would tend to counteract, the rigantj?
evil of spiritualism. The motion to con
cur with the bishops on this question
The house of bishops sent three mes
sages on the question of liturgical revis
ion, and the subject of the congregation
sharing the holy communion with the
minister was again brought up. The
bishops recommended that the congrega
tion be given sufficient time to communi
cate. Concurred in.
The bishops also made changes in the
litany and the order of the Lord's Sup
per, one of which changes was that the
word "bishop" be substituted for the
word "priest." Concurred ill.
Race F.ctuallty at Harvard,
The Seniors for this vear at Harvard
I'liiversity, have elected a negro as class
orator. The vote was close, the negro
winning by a bare one majority.
liven for Harvard, the election of a
negro ns class orator, is an innovation,
that must be watched with interest in
the North and liast. Whether or not
this election will materially affect the
attendance .'it Harvard from the sections
named, it is not easy to predict; but it is
sale to assert that hereafter fewer stu
dents from the South will seek degrees
at Harvard than have heretolore gradu
ated there. This may be desirable. There
arc as good schools mid colleges in the
South as can lie found anywhere in this
country; and the negro election may
end to make Southerners patronize
their home schools more than they have
done. Johns Hopkins, in Baltimore, the
Virginia I'uivcrsity, at Charlottesville,
and the several superior places of educa
tion in this and other Southern States,
cannot be surpassed north of Mason and
Dixon's line: and increased home patron
age will only serve to improve those
already well cquipied institutions.
At any late, the Harvard election has
set a precedent that the college will not
easily recover from ; and she vjill feel the
rashness of her "advanced lilierality" as
much, it is fancied, in New England, ns
she will in other sections.
Sir Kdwln Arnold on America.
Frnilk Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper.
An Englishman no doubt notices here
an absence of deference and of formal at
tention, but he also notices the presence
of a nearly universal and most manly
and frank comradeship, the blossom, per
haps, ol n wider and healthier air. 1 am
far from saying this to flatter America.
The inicrtineiice of such nn intention
would be rebuked by its absurdity. It
would be like the little girl who was
taken by Sydney Smith to sec the turtle
tanks at Birch's, in Cornhill, and when
she stroked the largest among the collec
tion her uncle inquired: "Why do you do
that, my dear?" "I do it to please the
turtle, "uncle." "My child," replied the
Canon, "you might ns well stroke the
dome of St. Paul's to pleasethe dean and
chapter." A man who should, as it were,
oat the cupola of your capitol at W ash-
imrton to irrntifv New York would be
similarly ridiculous. Your nation of
sixty millions stands well beyond the
reach of compliments. History rather
waits to see if you will deserve the gifts
and opportunities which destiny has
brought you in both her nanus.
Charlotte. N. C, Oct, 22. Saturday
night a Baltimore drummer came here to
siiend Sunday. In the morning he at
tended preaching at Tryon St. Baptist
church. When the sermon was preached
by Rev. A. G. Macmanaway, the pastor,
the drummer was so deeply affected by
the preaching that he went to his room
at the hotel, where he made up his mind
to lie baptised at night. He attended
sei vices at the same church, and. the rite
of baptism by immersion was adminis
tered to him.
At the Famous Sherrill Tavern at
Hickory Nut Gap.
Editor Citizen : The old Sherrill tavern
at Hickory Nut Gap, some eighteen miles
southeast of this city, was the scene of a
most enjoyable and happy family re
union on Thursday the 17th instant.
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Sherrill, who for many
years has held forth as mistress of this
noted resort, and whose kindness and
hospitality is fresh in the memory of
ninny a traveler anil pleasure seeker,
realizing that by reason of her old age
she must soon go the way of all humanity,
called together her children and her
children's children that they might once
more make glad her heart by their pres
ence, and create one more bright spot in
the pathway of life, the memory of which
should cheer her declining days.
They cunie from all points of the coin
pass, with many anxious inquiries and
hearty hand-shakes. Therewerepresent,
Col. V. R. Young, S. W. Davidson, K.M.
Stevens, Marion Freeman, J. II. Tweed.
John Sherrill, and C. L. Sherrill; ull with
their families, together with Jntncs and
William Sherrill, Miss Moliie Sherrill,
and J. M. Young and wife Bertha Young:
making in all, a total of fifty-four.
The bright October day was fittingly
spent ami greatly enjoyed by all, and
rumor litis it, that the dinner was simply
immense. It could not well be otherwise
on such an occasion. Indeed, it was u
time long to be remembered undcherished
by all concerned, and was a beautiful
'inblem of another re-uniou in the sweet
bye and bye, only then no farewells will
have to be spoken, as at the close of this
happy occasion, but it will be one glori
ous union through all eternity. May
God in his mercy grant that not one
present at this re-union shall be missing
at the one to come.
The following day the gathering dis
persed to l heir several homes to take up
the thread of lite where it it had been
left, but with frequent thoughts of the
bright oasis they had left behind in the
beautiful Hickory Nut Gap.
We hud almost forgotten to mention
the fact that Mr. Lindsey, Asheville's
well known photographic artist, was
there and furnished photos of the
gathering in his characteristic, elegant
Business In the firain Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, Octolier 22. Wheat trading
was large to-tluv, anil prices were again
lower, early buyers failing to get any
substantial support. The market not
advancing finally turned the sellers and
this effected a break. The openi g was
about 14 cent below yesterday's closing,
but the market ruled strong for a while
and prices were advanced Lie. Then the
market held steady for a time within a
i ic range, but later became weak, de
clining Hue and closing lc lower than
There was a fair speculative trade in
corn, with a comparatively firm feeling
prevailing on deterred deliveries. Cash
and October were easy, being quoted at
-4C unoei $ eslerduy. I he market openeu
at yesterday's closing, was firm and ad
vanced ' kuUe, eased off a little and closed
a shade better than yesterday.
Oats were quiet and without new feat
urcs. In mess pork the trading was fairly
active and the feeling was stronger. Oc
tober was 10c higher curly ami closed
easier. November was stronger on local
buying and prices advanced 20a25c and
closed firm. January was comparatively
In lard a good trade was reported and
the feeling was stronger. October sold
at lOaloe advance, while January ruled
2' iiaoc early but closed easier.
Short ribs were fairly active; the trade
was mainly in October and January de
liveries. The former was lOaloc higher
earlv, but other deliveries were without
The Cross and White Case.
Wash iNi; ton, October 22. Special.
The case of Cross and White against
North Carolina was argued in the
supreme court ofthe I'nitcd States to
day. Mr. W. K. Ileurv made tin elabo
rate and powerful argument in behalf of
Cross und White, and Col. Davidson
presented lully and strongly the case lor
the State. Mr. Henry made a motion
far n certiorari because of a defect in the
record, but the defect was cured by an
amendment ami the writ was denied.
The point presents the great question of
State and federal jurisdiction.
folks voi' know.
Wio Tlt-v Art Where They Are,
and What They Are Doing.
Mr. George F. Scott has gone to Hick
ory. Mr. Boswell, a prominent engineer,
now of Brevard, is in the city.
Senator Vance was in the city yester
day, and will attend the funeral of
Irwin Baird, of whom lie was a relation.
Mr. J. A. Porter has returned from a
business trip to Richmond nntl Lynch
burg. He carries a unique souvenir that
serves the double purpose of a cane and
a cigarette holder, presented to him by
the Kinney Tobacco Company. Mr.
Porter bought for them the finest tobacco
used in their business last vear on the
A Night Oft".
Our theatre goers will have an oppor
tunity next Wednesday evening, Octolier
30th, to see an excellent stock company
produce one ofthe best comedy successes
of Augustin Daly's Theatre. "A Night
Off," the title of the play, suggests a farce
or something of the burlesque order, but
this impression would be entirely an
erroneous one, as the piece is a fine come
dy requiring dramatic ability of a high
order to interpret it. The company
that will apjiear here is composed of well
known actors and was siecially engaged
to produce the Daly Theatre "success'
throughout the South.
The store of L. lferman, on Haywood
street, just beyond the junction of Pat
ton avenue, was entered night liefore last
and roblied of various articles, valued in
the aggregate at about two hundred
dollars. The case has been put in the
hands of W. H. Deaver, of the Pinion
Detective Agency, but as yet no one has
been arrested, nor any of the goods re
Roped In by Rambling Reporters
Roaming Round the Citv.
The electric car, of which the deceased
Irwin Baird hail been motor man, per
formed its trips all yesterday draped in
the emblems of mourning.
At the prayer meeting at the Central
Methodistchiireh to-night at 7.30 o'clock,
some one of the delegates to the Baptist
convention will address the meeting.
A four inch water main is to be put
down on Walnut street, from Main to
Haywood streets, the pijK-s having been
hauled on the ground yesterday.
The funeral services of the late Irwin
Baird will take place this morning at
half-past ten o'clock, at the Central M.
E. Church. Interment at Riverside.
Mr. John R. Gordon, of Hancock, Mich.,
wishes to express his gratitude und deep
appreciation for the thoughtful attentions
ofthe friends who were so assiduous in
their kindness during the illness of his
The improvement in the appearance
and condition of Patton avenue goes
steadily forward, and soon this will be
indeed a handsome thoroughfare. Capt.
W. B. Troy, the siqicriuteudcnt, is work
ing industriously and intelligently.
Mr. S. M. Hamilton, late of Wheeling.
W. Va., who has been a resident of the
city for about a year, in quest of health,
died of consumption at Capt. MeCape's.
Grove street, yesterday morning, aged
0 years. Funeral will be announced to
morrow. There were tobacco breaks at all the
warehouses yesterday, those at the Far
mers' and Banner being very large. Prices
were very fine, ranging from $2 to $70
per hundred, and averaging perhaps $25.
Asheville promises to be equal to any
market this season in prices.
THE FLOWER MISSION.
The Humanity of this Asheville III.
stitution Attracting Attention.
We are gratified to see that what Tut-:
Citizen litis contained relating to the
benevolent and useful work of the Flower
Mission here has attracted the attention
of the Atlanta Constitution, if not ol
other papers, with view to urge it upon
its community as useful example. We
quote the following from the Constitu
tion with the remark that the mission,
having passed beyond the realm of flow
ers and sentiment, has also passed be
yond the limits of experiment in the field
of practical benevolence. That work is
going on vigorously and with system.
And it is proving a blessing to the com
munity in its warfare with the vagrant
and its enmity to the tramp.
The Constitution says:
A humane experiment is now being tried
at Asheville, N. C. The ladies of that
nluce have a "Flower Mission, origin
ally organized to supply the sick and
poor with tlowers. 1 his mission lias ex
tended its work. It looks out for the
tramps and secures employment for
them. The authorities keep their eyes
open. 11 they tind tnut an line stranger
is willing to accept the work provided by
the mission they let him alone, but if he
refuses employment or leaves it to loot
ibout on the streets they nan nun at
It is unnecessary to say that there is no
Flower Mission" in Atlanta to watch
over the great army of vagrants. If these
rovers are willing to risk themselves
within our entts thev will have a hard
road to travel.
THE SIRVl-V BEIil'N.
The Engineers Make a Recon-
Yesterday, the work of the survey on
the Atlanta, Asheville and Baltimore
ailroad was begun; or more cor
rectly, a rcconnoissance by Engineer-in-Chief
Bradley, accompanied by Col.
That!. Coleman, was made as far as
Illacks'.ock's. The party went out of the
city on the Beaver Dam road, returning
by the river road. Engineer Bradley
was much delighted with the Ixatity and
practicability of so much of the new
route as he saw.
Cttpt. Bradley is in charge of some im
portant engineering work in Pennsylva
nia to which he must give immediate per
sonal supervision. He will therefore 1x'
absent from here for a week or ten days.
Col. Thad. Coleman whom we all know
as an engineer of unsurpassable qualifi
cations, will assume Capt. Bradley's du
ties for the present, and will after his re
turn, hold iK'rniancitt position in the
Engineers for the Brevard extension
have arrived here, and will begin their
work at once.
All starts well ; all will end well. Only
let the people everywhere do their duty ;
and let there be no such word as "fail.'
A Notable Verdict.
In our special telegrams is one from
Shelby informing us of a verdict in a case
tried under a recent law making the tak
ing off of a horse or other riding animal
without purpose to steal or convert it a
misdemeanor. It had liecome a common
practice, for fun, to play a trick, or fur
convenience, to unhitch nn animal from
its hitching post, or take it out of the
stable, ride it as far as suited the purpose
of the rider, turn it loose, and then let
the owner recover it ns best he could.
There was no actual stealing in this, but
great wrong and violation of private
rights. Complaints became many and
loud; and to provide a remedy, the Leg
islature made the offence a misdemeanor,
punishable by imprisonment. The case
before us is the first we recall under the
Yesterday's Born offerings.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 22. Bond
offerings to-day aggregated at 1.27 for
four per cents and LOG'1 for four and
CROMX'S JURY SELECTED.
HISTORY OF THE PROLONGED
There Were 1,091 Jurors Sum
moned, or Whom q7 Were Ex
cused for Cause Hut 25 Peremp
ti.rv challenges Left.
Ciiicauo, October 22. The complete
jury was secured in the Crouin case this
dlcrnoon. The State's attorney then
isked for an adjournment for two davs
to give the prosecution time to make out
a plan for the presentation ot the case.
1 he detense objected, and ludge McLon-
tiell compromised by adjourning the
hearing until Thursday morning.
I lie impaneling ol a jury commenced
August . Allowingtor the timeoecupied
by the court in the drainage commission
case and the adjournments asked for by
the State's attorney, seven weeks have
been occupied in getting a jury. There
ave been 1.001 mrors summoned of
whom '.127 have been excused by the
counsel lor cause. In addition to the
1,0'Jl special vciiiremeiisuminoucd, there
were also disposed of 21- on the regular
panel. There were 1 "." peremptory chal
lenges used, of which the detense had 1)7.
At the time the jury was sworn in to
lay, the defendant had three peremptory
.liallenges left and the State twenty-two.
FINE TI RNOI TS.
''lie Contrast Between the Old
and the New in Asheville.
There is nothing in the appearance of the
streets of Asheville more suggestive of
change than the contrast between the
)ld vehicles which occasionally passed
through them, or were called intorequisi
tion for parlies or picnics, and the elegant
equipages thatnow daily throng them.
Then there was the occassional private
carriage or the "brct," something pecul
iar, in name at least, to Asheville, a cross
between a carriage .and a hack, substan
tial and capacious, but not good look
ing. Now there is everything on wheels
that invention can suggest, taste or cap
rice demand or wealth supply. Nut only
ire the private equipages elegant
and costly, but the liverymen are
quttlly elegant in their tastes, and
abundant in their equipment. The rea
son for this is an incessant demand by
visitors, whether well or invalid, who
spend much oi' their time in the open air,
Iriving around town or making little
trips into the country. This pleasant
habit has created the necessity for several
carriage repositories. Sonic months ago
we described our visit to the very exten
sive one of Messrs. Penuiinan. Allay or
two since we dropped into one we had
not heard of before that of Messrs.
Woody and Stikeleathcr, in the south
end of the old Eagle, and there we learned
where many of the elegant vehicles that
may lie seen on the streets come from or
might be had. There were substantial, ca
pacious, handsome Watertowns, elegant
and luxurious carriages, graceful phae
tons, convenient and comfortable single
horse vehicles, buggies, surries, buck
boards, und in tact whatever fancy, use
or comfort might call for.
We welcome the increase of such estab
lishments as adding to the business ca
pacities of the city, and without a soli
tary interested personal motive. Our
visit was pleasant and instructive to
ourselves, iintl we freely give the public
the benefit of it.
"A NKtllT OFF."
This Popular Comedy to be Given
in Opera Hall October 30.
Augustin Daly's Comedy troupe will
present the above piece in the Opera Hall
ill this city on Wednesday night, October
30. Ye do not propose to commit our
selves in advance to the reputation of
this or tiny other company of players. It
is a dangerous responsibility, and the
risk too great to be assumed. Yet it is
but justice to this troupe to say that
wherever it litis presented "A Night Off"
it has been admirably performed, and hud
the applause of delighted audiences. It
wtts recently played in Raleigh; and
while we might select press opinions,
possibly of higher authority, we prefer to
take the following from the Raleigh Cal1,
as expressive of a home, perhaps untu
tored, but honest sentiment. The Cull of
the 18th says:
The largest theatrical audience ofthe
season greeted Augustin Daly's eoniedv
company w hich appeared in Metropoli
tan Hall last night and presented the
delightful comedy "A Night Off." The
people hud reason to be glad they went
there, for there surely never was a play
more witty in dialogue, more artistic in
dress or more ably produced in this city.
There was no exaggerated or boisterous
fun on the stage. Everything waseusily
practical and natural. There was not a
single stereotyped situation. Everything
was fresh ami funny and the presentation
was very pleasantly acceptable. Laugh
was the order ofthe evening, and it was
spontaneous and genuine.
Death of Miss Laura Fripp.
Miss Laura FYipp, a native of Charles
ton, S. C, but for the past twenty years
a resident of this place, died on yester
day, in the seventy-fifth year of her age.
For nearly ten years past, Miss Fripp
has lieen nn invalid, patiently bearing
her afflictions and awaiting the call
which to her would indeed be from labor
A short and most appropriate service
was performed by Rev. Mr. Bryan, in
the presence of a small assemblage of
friends last evening, and every one pres
ent realized that the uncomplaining suf
ferer was, indeed, "Asleep in Jesus."
Mr. Wilson, of New York, a notably
skillful l:indscaie artist, is in the city,
and is enriching his portfolio with
sketches from prominent points in this
vicinity. On Monday he took in the
views from Beaucatcher, and yesterday
from Gouge's Knob, both of them com
manding wide, magnificent and pictur