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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1889.
THE DAILY "CITIZEN
THE BODY TO AD.IOVRN THIS
The Important Qm-.itlons of Mar.
rlaice and Divorce Occnpv the
Botly DiirliiK Its Last Hourn
Strong Positions Taken.
Nkw York, October 2.'!. When Hit
Episcopal convention opened to-day, the
president of the house of deputies, Dr.
Dix, presented the Kt. Rev. Dr. Churton,
Lord Bishop ot Nassiu, to the conven
tion and the members arose in respect
to the distinguished guest.
The first business at the morning ses
sion was the report ol the committee on
canons, in relation to the organization
of a missionary diocese, declaring that
the consideration of the subject was im
practicable at this late stage of the pro
ceedings. The colored question was reopened by
the cominitte on conference and approved
bv the house of bishops who recom
mended that ihc deputies accede to the
desire of the upper house and pass a res
olution deferring the attitute .if the epis
copal church toward the negro race.
The deputies declimd to reconsider.
Then action on the subject of increasing
the membership ol the committee on Hu
stle of the church by providing for two
delegates from each missionary jurisdic
tion and one from the church in foreign
lands followed. Dr. Kevin's motion was
to amend by electing two delegates from
all the missionary jurisdictions and one
Iromsibroad. Af.cr some debate the res
olution and amendment were adopted.
At this point the secretary notified the
house that the bishops had again failed
to concur in the adoption of lr. Hunt
ington's "short office of prayer" as n
conunended by the conference committee.
Another burning quest ion wasdisposed
of" bv the house in the Wilco resolution,
tion". Dr. Judd, oi Chicago, then
moved to 'substitute for the words
"Protestant Episcopal" the words
"American Church, amounting to a
change on the title of the church. Dr.
Judd explained that the matter merely
looked to the elimination of the present
words or the title page of the prayer
book and did not require a constitutional
amendment : he had no doubt that a
majority if the house desired the change.
The gentleman said, "he laughed, no
doubt, from joy." Dr. Judd then stated
that the friend's of the measure were in
no haste, and moved that the adverse
report of the joint committee, together
with the original resolution, lie relerriil
to the next lreneral convention, and it
was so ordered.
Two resolutions reported hack by the
oint liturgical committee were next in
"order. The most important was thnt
the rubric following the prayer for the
President ol the Tinted States be trans
posed so as to follow the collect for grace
in the morning prayer. This implies the
omission of the praver and excited a
number of speeches protesting against
such omission. Dr. Newton, of lrgima
called attention to the fact that there
was no maii in the land who was
burdened with responsibility or needed
the nravers of the people more. Dr. Gil
son moved that the matter go over until
the next triennial convention, but was
voted down. Dr. Stark, ol Connecticut
moved that a vote be taken by the dio
ceses and orders and the roll of each
diocese called. The motion was lost by
a vote, ayes 71 , nays 78.
The house then, with closed doors
took up one of the most momentous
sections of the canonical law, that of
marriage and divorce. Dr, Benjamin
t-Yankliii. of New York, the chairman of
the committee, opened the procte lings
by reading the appended canon com
prising the grand work of the existing
canon witn proper amenumems.
Section L, If anv persons be joined to
gether otherwise than as God's Word
doth allow then the marriage is not
Skc. 2. Marriage is prohibited by the
word ot God and by his church within
degrees of consanguinity and affinity
"specified in Leviticus xm, (-l.
Skc. 3. It shall be the duty of minis
ters to admonish the people from time to
time that the church torliids clandestine
marriage and that its public solemniza
tion ought not to be dispensed with, ex
cent for L'ood cause and under special eir
cumstnnces. No minister shall solemnize
tlie marriage of any iierson under the age
of 1 8 years except tlie parent Having le
lral charge of such person and guardian
be present or have given written consent
to the marriane. No minister shall
solemnize a marriage except in the pres
ence of at least two witnesses, himself or
the witnesses bcingpersonallyacipiainieii
with both parties. Every minister ol
the church should keep an official register
of marriages in which he shall record the
name, birthplace, age, residence and con
dition of each party; and said record,
duly transcribed in said register, shall de
signed by both parties to the niairi.ige,
bv at least tw witnesses, and by the
minister who iierforins the ceremony.
Skc. 4. The law of the church concern
ing divorce is contained in St. Matthew
3. A marriage when duly solemnized,
may not be disolved, except for adultery
and fornication. The guilty party in
divorce for adultery is prohibited from
marrying again during the lite time ot
the other party. Persons divorced may
not be married again to each other, if
the woman, meanwhile, shall have mar
Sec. 5. If any minister of this church
shall perform a ceremony of marriage in
violation of this canon, he shall lie sub
ject to trial, and liable to admonition for
a first offence, and to suspension or
deposition torn repetition of the same.
Skc. 6. Persons who shall marry in
violation of the provisions of this canon
shall not be permitted to receive the holy
communion, except upon penitence and
avowed final separation ; provided, how
ever, that no minister shall in any case,
refuse the sacraments to a penitent per
son in imminent danger of death.
SliC. 7. Questions touching facts in any
case arising under the provisions of this
canon, may be decided by the ordinary,
after such inquiry as he shall deem
Skc 8. This canon, so far its it fixes
lenalties, hns no retrospective effect.
Skc. 9. All previous canons on this
subject arc hereby annulled.
In presenting the foregoing. Dr. Frank
lin stated that the principle of cunonieal
law is a peculiar compound with the
civic and criminal law. The spirit of the
devil cometh in like a flood, and the ques
tion is. whether the church should meet
and grapple with that spirit, and take
her position against the flood.
Mr. Bnrgwyn, of Pittsburg, answered
the argument of Packard, of Maryland,
that it was out of order to vote upon the
first section on the ground that it was
unconstitutional by offering amendment
adding the words, "and such marriage is
hereby prohibited," and annulling sec
Dr. Franklin then proceeded to defend
the laws of consanguinity and affinity,
prohibiting the marriage ot first cousins,
and between man and his wife, mot .her or
daughter. "By this canon," said he,
"man is nut forbidden to unite with his
deceased wife's sister."
This statement brought Christian, ol
Newark, to his feet, declaring that' the
most practical point to be gained was
there arrested. He objected to the pass
age of a canon containing texts from
scipture which any one can interpret as
he or she pleases.
Packard stated that section 2 was not
ambiguous in that the term was "speci
fied, " and not "prohibited."
In reference to the book of Leviticus,
Dr. Gibson, of central New York, thought
that the table of prohibition decrees
should lie minted.
Dr. Phillips, of Massachusetts, de
nounced the original amendment as
clumsy in form and undesirable in sub
stance. Dr. Goodman, of Pennsylvania, thought
it must be an extraordinary thing to re
nnet texts ot scripture and advocated
iking a bold stand us the church ol
England had done. Hurgwyn's nmend
pieni was carried, aves 13, nays '.10.
A resolution by Taylor, of Springfield,
) insert prohibitive table as contained
n the canon of the church ot England
Section three was then proceeded with.
SK-ed, of Mississippi, moved that the
words "except lor good cause, etc., ne
Inckeii out. Dr. .Nelson oniecten to me
word "forbids as Deing unioriunatc aim
isked that "di -countenances be substi-
titcd. Packaid moved that all Pet ween
he words "time" and "thai" and Mr.
Brown, of Massachusetts, moved that
the whole ol sub section one be stricken
lit. This ni-tion was earned by a vote
f !)5 to 77anil recess taken tills o'clock.
THK KXOXVII.I.E DISI'I.AV.
A tirand Success In Kvcry Par
K.NOXV1I.I.I-, Tenn., Oetobei 22. The
much looked for day has come and
passed. The day that has been looked
lor by nearly every one for miles around
and throughout East Tennessee.
The citv is overflowing with people
from all the adioining States. 1 he
streets are alive with people and the city
gayer than it has been tor many a year.
The principal street, Gay street, is dec
orated witli vard aftcryard of red, white
and bine bunting.
The procession was three miles long
and was over two hours passing.
The largest houses throughout r.nst
Tennessee were represented m the dis
The line ol niarcn was clown tnc prin
1 he marine display was wormy oi
t mentioning. Our marine re
sources are the largest in tne rnneo
States, this alone would speak for our
Our wholesale houses were also well
presented. H is a notable fact that
our wholesale houses furnish most of the
jobbing trade for this and the adjoining
Shaking of the display as a whole, it
is sale to say that it was a complete
success in every respect, it was an i
hibition, not only ot the industries ol
our c tv and State, but ot the Soutn as
The other portions of the entertain
ment of visitors for the week will be, Oc
tober 23, competitive drill by companies
of 3rd Keg't T. S. M. at hlmwood.
October 24 tournament, and miiita
rv tournament ball at the opera house.
Forty on Kncli Side, and Doubt
less mood will Flow.
LorisYllXK, Kv., October 23. A staff
correspondent of the Tunes, who went
to Pinevillc last night, wires that paper
from the scene of the battle ol yesterday
mornimr as follows: Wilson Howard
and one of his principals, Jennings, are
among the wounded, and it is said that
Howard's injuries are probably fatal.
Turner's forces have been in pnssesssion
of the town for more than a week. Their
leader is John Turner, just 17 years ot
age. Howard's men have been m camp
a mile from town. 1 here are about forty
men in each crowd, all equipiicd with
Wincestcrs and revolvers. Yesterday
turner led his men in an attack on the
Howard camp. The attacking party got
in the first work, but were finally driven
back to town. A report reached Pinevillc
at 11 o clock tlusmorninglhal Howard s
forces in Harlan, enraged by the battlcof
- yesterday and the probable fatal wound
jug of their leader, lell cam) last night
; and started tor Marian court nouse. in
tending to kill everybody that belongs t(.
the opposition and burn the town. ii. t.
Hutf, clerk of the Harlan coimtvcouit at
Pineville. is afraid to no home, thou;
he has no connection whatever with the
Sunday at Knoxvllle.
The services at the Second Prcsby
terian church on Sunday last were more
than usually interesting. Ihe largi
auditorium was completely filled b;
earnest worshippers. The pastor, Dr
Sutherland, took for his subject the ad
dition to faith of the Christian virtues
and handled it in a very interesting and
instructive manner. Mrs. Child, of
Asbeville. N. C. presided at '.he organ
and the grand and beautiful instrument
resounded sweetlv to her touch. The
choir was in unusually good voice, and
all in all the services ol last hunflay win
be long remembered by all who had the
good fortune to enjoy them.
Manchester. Oetolx'r 23 The Guar
dian's Commercial article savs : There is
considerable business in some depart
ments. Although for moment larger,
the wants of buvefs are satisfied
Producers covered their contracts
bv buying cotton futures. These engage
ments strengthen the cloth market h;
nl.noinir mnnutnct ures in comparative!'
ensv positions. There is a steady flow
of business now arising simply from let
finer loose of orders which were kept in
nhpvnnre rinrinir the existence of the
corner in cotton at Liverpool. There are
few important orders for the export of
yams from the continent and Japan.
Presbyterian Synod or Virginia.
Winchester, Va., October 23. The
I'reshvterian Synod to-day elected Rev.
Dinwiddie, of Albemarle county, moder
ator, and Rev. L. Hancock, of Maryland.
clerk. The regular routine of business of
the Synod then began.
A telegram of condolence and sym
pathy was sent to Dr. Pryor, of Notto
way countv, Va., the father of General
Roger A. Pryor, of New York, who is
Rev. Mr. Rbsebro, of Petersburg
preached an able sermon and the sacra
Business In the Craln Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Session.
Chicago. October 23. Wheat trading
was active, and a firmer feeling existed,
which prevailed most of the session,
though fractional weak spots developed.
The 'opening was Vica-V-. higher than
yesterday's closing, which advance was
followed' bv a further improvement ol
V'.; then (i break ofVsC. occurred for De
cember, ami We. for May, which was fid
lowed by an advanccof -'iKC.for Deccmlier.
and Tsc. for May, closing about
higher for I 'ccemher. and lc. higher for
May than the closing figures of yester
day. Mav took the lead again to-day,
selling from 3Vsc. to 3c. premium over
Ill corn a rather firm feeling was mani
fested, and transactions were higher,
prices lietter. The tone was due largely
to the smaller movement, and to-day's
arrivals falling short of expectations.
The speculative market opened a trifle
above i lie closing quotations of yester
day; was firmer the greater part of the
session, though no material iidvaueewas
recorded, but final trades were a shade
above those of yesterday.
In oats the arrivals were below esti
mates. This produced a stronger feeling,
and prices advanced a fraction. Trading
was moderate and well distributed. A
light business was done in selling Decem
ber and buying January.
In mess pork there was more doing in
speculative way, and tne teeling
stronger. Prominent local operators
purchased November rather Ireclv, while
iiscel ancous shorts accepted tair quan
ities fur January, the bulk of which was
blamed Irom ninnmactuiers. I'nees
were advanced 1()c.al7VaC. on the whole
auge throughout. Side prices were not
II v supported.
In lard trading was very moderate
nd the feeling was easier. Prices ruled
bout 4e.al0c. lower, and the market
losed tniiet at inside figures.
In short nbs there was rather more
omg. and the teeling was stronger,
Prices were advanced 1 5c.a I I Vic on Oc
tober, and a'.'jc. on other deliveries, but
the improvement was not fully sup-
He Reviews Ihe Work or the
London. October 23. Gladstone de
livered an address at Southport tins
morning. He was enthusiastic illy wel-
med ; the hall bemgerowded two hours
before the opening of the meeting.
Gladstone reviewed the work ol tne
Liberal party during the past twentv-
nc vcars. lie paid a tribute to me
laudable anxiety of the powers to post-
one the European crisis. Ilcrclcrrcd to
he Cretan question as a formidable
menace to the peace oi uurope. nc
riticised, at length, the governments
work, and claimed that all us uselal
measures were liberal. The speech was
hort and somewhat disappointing.
Gladstone made a point by declaring
that the principles of the dock strikers
applied to tenants and tradesmen m
Ireland would nave neen penni. tie was
touched bv the election gams, and be
lieved that if they could end the septennial
let, and appeal to the people to-morrow,
the verdict would be in favor ot Liberal-
sm and justice to Ireland.
Tlie bulk ot the speech was devoted to
Irish grievances. He said that the neces
sity ot continued proclaiming oi new dis
tricts was evidence ot the failure ot the
coercion policy, and declared that the
criminal rate was now the same as in
1886. When in order to secure support
if Parnellites, the Tories declared that
coercion was no longer necessary. Glad
stone said he was unable to lay belore
his hearers the scheme of the Liberal
noliev for the future bevond outlines
ilrcadv well Known.
Newsy Notes From our Southern
Rev. and Mrs. B. W. Fielder, former
residents of this place, celebrated the
filth anniversary of their marriage, at
Atchison, Kansas, on the loth instant.
The letting of the contract to build the
jail has been postponed hy the county
commissioners till the tn day oi .ovem-
Mr. Robert Com, who resides about
four miles irom town, planted, last
spring, a piece ol grouna :w icei wiuc y
1U2 Itet long, in orange sugar cane,
which, when harvested, made 10H gal
lons of line molasses. A good showing
for so small a piece of land.
Mr. II. P. Harnett, )r., ol this place,
left last Mondav for Ashcvillr, where he
has accepted a situation with the Ashe
ville Milling company, for the winter.
Mr. Harnett is an honest, industrious
young man, and we wish nun much suc
cess in his new field of labor.
Three violent shocks of an earthquake
have been It-It in the vicinity of Glasscy
Mountain recently. The first occurred
on Sunday night, the 13th of October,
the second on the 14th, and the third on
the 15th, Tuesday night. The lostshock
was one of unusual violence, causing a
chimney to tall, and scaring up the deni
zens of that section greatly.
Sunset cox' Monunieut.
Charleston, S. C, October 23.-The
letter carriers ot Charleston, in response
to a suggestion from the letter carriers
of New York, met to-day and contributed
$2 each to the fund for a monument to
the late Samuel S. Cox.
Storin of Rain and Snow.
Hakkisoniu'ko, Va., October 23. A
terrific storm of snow, rain, hail and
sleet has prevailed here for the last twen
tv-four hours. At times the wind blew
a perfect hurricane.
Yesterday's Bone Oflerlnirs,
Washington, D. C October 23. Bond
offcrittrs to-day aggregated $124,900;
all accepted at 105:14 for four and halts,
and 127 for fours.
The Weather To-Dav
Washint.ton, October 23. Indications
for North Carolina.-Fair. except light
rains on the coast; colder; northerly
Strikers Places Supplied.
Kvansvh.lk, Ind., October 23. The I
places of Louisville and Nashville strik
ing switchmen are lieing filled with new
men. 1 he striKers nave men limiting
threats, and trouble is looked for.
Senator Vest Well Aaralu.
Kansas City, Mo., October 23. A
Sedaliu special to the Star says: Senator
Vest who has been ill tor' some time
at his sisters has fully recovered and will
leave here for Washington to-night.
IT IS SAID THE OSSIPEE WIIJL
Estimates for the Naval Establish,
nienls completed for Next Year
It Minors as to the Future Move,
mvuts of the warships.
Washinoton, October 23. It is the
general impression of officials at the navy
department that the board ot survey on
the Ossipee will report in favor of con
demning the vessel. This course would
be hnrnionv with the policy that has
been pursued lately with respect to old
vessels in the navv, the idea lieing to get
them out of the way for new iron ships.
Secretary Tracy to-day concluded
work on the estimates tor the naval es
tablishment for the vear 1HSM), and they
will go to the Secretary of the Treasury
as soon as a copy of them can be made.
Vppropriations for the naval establish
ment lor the year lSHD-lwao were ,,"
round numbers $22,4iiU,00(). This in
eluded several millions for the construc
tion of the new vessels now under way
or projected. It is understood that the
estimates as finally passed by Secretary
Tracy show an increase of about $2,000,
000 over those of last year, chiefly for
new work on the vessels and improve
ments and the additions to navy yard
estimates, for office expenses arc under
stood to be reduced. There has lieen
some agitation for a day or two past of the
proposition to send the new ships form
ing the squadron tinder command of act
ing Rear Admiral Walker to South Amer
ica instead of to Eurojie. The argument
in favor of this scheme is that a visit ot
ships to Central and South American
ports will naturally aid in securing the
results hoped for from the meeting of the
International American Congress by
making a good impression upon the
people of those countries, while no sub
stantial benefits will be reaped from a
trip to Europe. It is not probable that
any change in the programme so far as
it has been announced will be made, hut
there will be an nddition that may sat
isfy the advocates of the South American
voyage. The Chicago, Boston, Atlanta
and Yorktown will sail for Europe about
the 10th of November, and after a trip
through to the Mediterranean sea, and
visiting all the European capitals which
can be reached by water, will return to
the United States in the spring and
then make a trip in the South and Cen
tral American waters. 1 his lias not
been officially announced, but the state
ment is made upon excellent authority.
when the squadron shall visit our Amer
ican neighbors on the South it will be
increased by the presence ol the naitimore,
Petrel and Vesuvius, which will then be
m condition to sail, as a couunnnuon
ifthe truth of this story, it may be
stated that the men on the Chicago are
enlisted for six months only so that she
will be compelled to return or re-enlist
her crew abroad.
It is understood that two employees ot
the pension office whose pensions were
rcrated have been officially requested to
refund to the government theextra money
aid to them on account ol such rerat-
inir. 1 he aw elves tiiein sixty uays in
which to reply to the noliticaiion oi tne
government, and it is not known w.iat
action they will take.
Lkxinoton, Ky., October 23. The
weather was cold, tne attendance ngui,
and the sport good to-day. The track
was deep with mud.
First race six and a half furlongs;
Renounce won, Fred Worley second,
Zulu third. Time 1.20V4.
Second race six furlongs: Milton won.
Oncer Tov second, Gracie M. third.
Third race one sixteenth ot a mile;
Princess Rowling won, Prince Fortu
natus second, Bonanutla third. Time
Fourth race Viley stakes one and a
hall niile: Outbound' won, Haronsecond.
Time 1.51. No other starters.
Fifth race half mile Grace Ely won,
Lady Jones second, Willie M. third.
I.Hritc Flour Mill Burned.
MiNxii.vroi.is, Minn., October 23. A
Journal Winona, Minn.,snecinlsays: The
large flouring mill of the L. C. Porter
Milling Company was burned to-day.
The engine and boilers are but slightly
damaged. Hardly anything else was
saved. The fire caught from a spark
from the smokestack in the cu
pola at the top. It spread rapidly down
the elevator shaft to each floor. The ca
pacity of the mill was 1,400 barrels ier
1 lie loss is approximated at $khi,-
000, with a lair amount ot insurance.
Railroad President Resign.
Atlanta. Ga.. Oetolier 23. At
meeting to-day of the directors of the
Western railway, 01 AlaDama, t. u. lion
bett resigned as president of the com
panv, and Charles Phinnzyk.of Augusta
was elected ill his place. Gobliett re
sitrned Ix-eause of his increased duties as
general manager 01 tne central railway,
Another Kentucky Murder,
Nashvii.i.k. Tenn., October 23. A spe
cial to the American from Trenton, Ky.
savs: 1. A. Smith shot and killed city
marshal W. T. Williams here to-night
The marshal was serving a notice on
Smith to answer for disorderly conduct.
Public sentiment brands it as a cold
blooded murder. Smith escaped. It is
said the illegal sale of whiskey on Sunday
is responsible for this murder.
Coal Miners' Strike Adlusted.
Macon, Mo., Oetolier 23. A strike of
700 coal miners at the Kansasand Texas
Company's at Ardman, this county, has
lieen adjusted. The miners were receiving
fiftv cents per ton for mining coal, but
demanded sixty cents. They went back
to work at former prices, except twenty
miners who were peremtorily refused per
mission to re-enter the mines, because
they inaugurated the strike.
Hanged Within Prison Wall.
Pottsvii.le. Pa.. Oetolier 23, Putro
Haranovski. or Peter Barnnski, as his
name is commonlv given, was hanged in
prison in this city this morning for the
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... h ,lt .-Hnlchv tract" on Mav 12.
1888. Baranovski is a Pole, and una
onlv been four months in America when
he committed the murder for the purpose
of robbery, for which he died to-day.
Richmond Soldier's Home.
Richmond. Va.. October 23. At
meeting ol the board ot trustees 01 tne
I Confederate Soldier's Home to-day, the
resignation ol Gov. Lee, ns president,
was tendered and accepted. The Gover
nor resigns on account of the approach-
j ing expiration of his term of office, when
he contemplates removing from the city,
Gen. John R. Cooke was chosen as his
Roped In by RambllnK Reporters
RoamluK Round tlie City.
The young men's meeting of the Young
Men's Christian Association will be held
this evening at the Central Methodist
church at 8 o'clock. II. P. Andersen will
lead the meeting. The subject is: "The
Master builder's Instructions," I Cor.
iii; 9-15. All young men are cordially
News received in the city yesterday
morning was to the effect that Captain
Alfred Alexander was somewhat im
proved, but during the afternoon a tele
gram came summoning a physician,
which caused his relatives and friends
We saw yesterday on Bridge street an
almond tree with its second crop of bios-"
soms; a feeble attempt to seem gay under
somewhat uncomfortable atmospheric
A fairly heavy rain Tuesday night
which effectually laid the dust was fol
lowed yesterday with steadily falling
The work of repairing the cornice on
the court house is Hearing completion.
Good tobacco breaks and fine prices at
all the warehouses yesterday.
FOLKS VOC KNOW.
Wn Tt"v Ari Where They Are
and What They Are Doing.
Mr. S. B. I'rwin with his family has
returned to the city.
Rev. J. C. Orv was in theeity last night
on his way to Wayncsville to arrange
his affairs preparatory to moving to
Chattanooga, where he will have pas
toral charge of a chin ch during the ensu
Mr. Robert Dunn, of Mechanicshurg,
Ohio, who Sient nearly two years here
with his family, returning home in No
vember, 1887, came back yesterday with
purpose to become a citizen. He will
bring on his family as soon as he can find
a suitable house. This will lie pleasant
news for many ; for no family ever made
themselves more acceptable in every par
ticular than this one. All members of it
were admired and beloved.
Mr. W. D. Crisp, of Swain, is in the
city in attendance upon the Baptist con
ention. He gives us pleasant informa
tion of the growth and prosiierity of
Bryson City, late Charleston. New and
substantial dwellingsaud business houses
are being constantly added, some of them
brick ; and Bryson City bids fair to fill
the promise given when its lots were ex
posed for sale soon after the opening of
the railroad in Septemlier, 18S4.
The Durham Globe expends a flood of
words in criticism of our criticism of its
sensational bid for the distribution of the
Glolie containing the "original and witty
sayings "of the Rev. Sam Jones, leaving
itir opinion unchanged, that it was those
original and witty sayings that were to
ivc point and pungency to the pajier to
be sold that contained them, without
reference whatever to the religious senti
ments associated with such original and
witty sayings. It is possibly "diseased
discretion" that suggested our comment,
but discretion is a disease to the con
tagion of which the editor of the Glolie
might wisely expose himself.
A Fire Alarm.
At 2.15 o'clock this morning an alarm
of fire was sounded, which, however,
fortunately, turned out to be nothing
serious. 1 he cause 01 the alarm was a
slight blaze in the third story of the Ea
gle Block, which was extinguished before
any damage was done. The tire depart
ment responded promptly.
On October 22, Sylvester P. M. Hamil
ton aged forty. Funeral at Trinity
church October 24, at 3 o'clock. Friends
are respectfully invited to attend. Inter
New York, St. Louis ind Wheeling
papers please copy.
Died October 23 at the residence of her
son-in-law Mr. John G. Low. Mrs. Julia
VanWagenew of Fishkill on Hudson, N
'., in the 73d year of her age.
The Kentucky Vendetta.
Lorisviu.K, Oetolier 23. News has j
just been received here ol an engagement
between Howard and Turner factions
near Hartcr court house. A fight took
place yesterday, and James Dean, of
Howard s party, was kiiico ami nvc
others were wounded. Three of the
Turner crowd were wounded.
Will Start Ihe Wheels.
Montoomkrv, Ala., October 23. The
Southern ex)Ksitiou opens in this city
on Novemlier 5. The management re
ceived a letter this morning from Presi
dent Harrison stating he would sturt
the machinery through the medium 01
telegraph wires on that (lay.
Snow In the Middle States.
Washinoton. Oetolier 23 Snow is re
norted from Baltimore, Philadelphia and
various points of interior New York and
Pennsylvania. A few flakes fell here, also
mingled with rain, which prevailed all
Snow at Winchester, Va.
Winchkstkr, Va., Oetolier 23. It
snowed here most of the day, with the
thermometer near the freezing point.
Thirtv-six years ago to-day, snow fell
here to the depth of fourteen inches,
breaking down trees and shrubbery.
The Question Postponed.
Richmond, Oetolier 23. To-day
request of counsel for nil sides, the ques
tion of the appointment of a receiver for
the Electric and Richmond City Railway
Company was again postponed one week
by the judge of the chancery court.
To Resume Work.
London, Oetolier 23. The Parnell com
mission will resume work to-morrow.
AN EARNEST TALK,
Bell's Address at the First
It is always a delight to lie in an assem
blage of earnest men, listening to the
earnest words proceeding from the heart
of a practical sincere preacher. This
privilege was enjoyed last evening by
each person who attended the services
at the First Baptist church. The speaker
was Rev. T. P. Bell, secretary of the
foreign missionary board of the Baptist
church, and editor of The Foreign Missi
onary Journal, and he showed himself to
lie thoroughly interested in his subject,
and consequently he secured the un
divided interest of his large congrega
tion. Many interesting statistics were given
of success in foreign fields, and of the
great numlier of devoted men and wo
men offering their lives to this service, all
of which, the speaker contended, were
encouragements sent by God, by which
he spoke to his people of to-day, as em
phatically as in ages past he commanded
the children of Israel "to go forward"
even when the apparently impassable
Red Sea was before them.
The reverend gentleman made an earn
est appeal to the convention to uphold
the hands of this committee by liberal
contributions that the good work might
be prosecuted with ever increasing vigor,
and stated that he had letters from mis
sionaries, proposing that their salaries
be reduced, in order that the committee
inight.be able to send more men to
places in which they are so much needed.
At the close of Dr. Bell's remarks, Dr.
Nelson, pastor of this church, proposed
that a collection be at once taken up.
saying that he had no fear of frighten
ing his people, as they were accustomed
to three collections every Sunday, and
also one by way of variety 011 Wcdnes-
j day. This was acceded to, and we hope
I a liberal contribution was made.
I Just before adjournment, Rev. J. W.
j Jones, D. 1)., assistant secretary of the
Home .Mission Hoard, ol Atlanta, was
! introduced by the chairman, and 1
pressed his regret at the late hour of his
arrival, promising to let the convention
hear from him soon in support of hi;
The following appointments for meet
ings were then made for this morning:
Committee on Home Missions at 8.30
o'clock. Committee on jieriodicals at
9 o'clock. After which the convention
adjourned until to-day.
WAS IT EXTORTION?
Complaints Airalnst the Ashevllle
Street Railway Answered.
Some friend sent us a copy ofthc South
ern Traveller of October 1!), containing
a complaint of Mr. J. D. Dudley, of
Macon, Ga., that he had been subjected
to the "Extortionate charge of seventy
five cents," for the transportation of
three sample cases from the depot to the
hotel, by the Asheville street railway.
This complaint being submitted to Mr.
John P. Arthur, the general manager ol
the company, he authorizes us to say-
that ample notice is given to the public,
both bv printed notice on baggage car,
and by instructions to conductor, that
every piece of baggage hauled on this car
and delivered at hotel or other destina
tion shall be charged twenty-five cents
If Mr. Dudley had every opportunity to
know this before accepting the service.
we do not see that he should complain
because the rules tire adhered to. Had
he chosen to do so, he could have taken
one piece of hand baggage on the pa:
sengcr car without charge, or he could
have selected some other mode of con
veva nee, both for himself and his elfects
it he considered the company's charges
The street railway wishes to give pul
licit y to the fact, that the charges are as
above stated, to-wit : "for each piece of
baggage placed on the baggage car
twenty-five cents, and Ibrtransportation
of one passenger with one piece of hand
baggage on the passenger car, fiveccnts.
So as to avoid all appearance of ex
tortionatc dealing, we beg the Southern
Traveller to copy this statement, as it is
in reply to that Irom its columns.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Placed In the Reiclsler's Office for
The following real estate transactions
were placed in the Register's office for
recordation yesterday :
Francis M. Stevens and wife to Fred
erick R. Blake, 255 acres of land lying on
the eastern side of the turnpike road run
ning from Asheville to Hendersonville
Buncomlic county, $4,000.
J. B. West and wife to J. E. Walker
181 acres of land on south Turkey creek.
Buncombe county, $2,534.
Joseph M. Miller and wife to Thomas
M. Parker, three and a half acres of land
in Buncombe county, $70.
H. R. Cook and others to J. B. West,
lot on Bridge street, in the city of Ashe
Ephraim Clayton to C. E. Graham, a
tract of land lying on the west side ol
French Broad river, I! 11 ileum lie county
O. D. Revel and J. L. Wagner to J. B.
West, a lot 011 Bridge street, in the city
of Asheville, $1,600.
Mrs. Dorcas M. Reynolds to F. S. H
Reynolds 3'-a acres of land lying on the
west side of French Broad river, Bun
combe county, $6,000.
Mrs. Dorcas M. Reynolds to James R
Reynolds, 40 acres of land lying on the
west side of French Broad river, Bun
combe county, $6,000.
There were two sessions of the Mayor's
court yesterday, and some eight violators
of the law were fined.
THE THIRTY-THIRD ANNVAL
The First Day's Proceedlnics as
Held in Dr. Nelson'st hurcli Yes
terdayEvery Indication of a
The thirty-third annual convention of
the Western North Carolina Baptists
met yesterday at 10 a. m. in the audience
room of the First Baptist church in this
After a half hour's devotional exercises,
conducted by the pastor, Rev. Dr. W. A.
Nelson, the prcsiile-.it of the last conven
tion, Rev. D. B. Ncison, called the body
Prayer by Rev. Dr. B. Griffith, of Phil
election of officers.
President Rev. D. B. Ncison, of Ashe-
First Vice President Rev. John Am
nions, of Madison county.
Second Vice President Rcv.J. M. Hil-
liard, of Macon county.
Secretary Rev. R. A. Seidell, of Hay
Treasurer A. H. Cobb, of Asheville.
Auditor J. A. Porter, of Asheville.
Historian Rev. D. B. Nelson, of Ashe
Visitors, agents of boards and corres
ponding messengers were welcomed.
n111ng these we noticed Key. Dr. B.
Griffith, of Pennsylvania; Rev. M. M.
Lnndrum, Marion, N.C. ;JRcv.J.T. Stow-
II, Statesville, N. C; Key. C. T. Bell,
Virginia; Mr. Perry, of South Carolina.
Revs. J. W. Hall and J. F. McGce pre
sented themselves as bearers of a letter
from Liberty and Ducktowu Association,
lesiring to become constituent members
of the convention. Letter received and
the new Association's representatives
enrolled as delegates.
ADDRESS OF WKLCOMIi
Was made by Rev. Dr. W. A. Nelson, of
Asheville. Response, on the part of the
body was made by Rev. J. C. Rockwell,
Hymn: "All Hail the Power of Jesus
Rev. Owl, a Cherokee Indian, was
received ns a delegate representing an
Association of Indians. He spoke
through an interpreter, Mr. Smith, ex
pressing thanks, etc.
ORDER OF HI SINFSS.
The order of last year was adopted as
the order for the present session of the
Horns of meetino.
Meet 10 a. m., adjourn at 12.30.
Meet at 3 p. m., adjourn at will. Meet
at 7.30 p. m., adjourn at will.
President Nelson announced the fol
lowing chairmen of committees :
Preaching Rev. W. A. Nelson.
Nominating boards Rev. R. A. Scn-
Periodicals Dr. R. H. Lewis.
Deceased ministers Rev. A. II. Sims.
Foreign Missions Rev. G. A. Church.
Education Rev. G. S.Jones.
Sunday Schools Rev. A. 1. Justice.
Home Missions Rev. . M. Hilhard.
Temiierance Rev. J. M. Amnions.
Finance J. L. Morgan.
Time and Place Rev. G. S.Jones.
On motion, decided to have the report
011 Foreign Missions read and discussed
Call to order at 3 o'clock.
A. II. Cobb, Secretary, read the annual
report of the Board of Conventional and
Sunday school missions. The report
was referred to the .appropriate com
mittees. The annual report of the Treasurer of
the convention was rend by A. H. Cobb,
rreasurer. On motion, the report was
referred to the Auditor.
Messengers to other conventions were
Rcv. J. C. Rockett, to the State con
vention at Henderson.
On motion, Key. Dr. J. L. Carroll, J.
A. Porter, Rev. John Amnions, Rev. D.
It. Nelson, were elected delegates to the
Southern Baptist convention at Fort
Worth, Texas, in May, 1890.
The committee on Judson College, ap
pointed at last session, was required, by
motion, to report at 7.30 o'clock Thurs
Hymn : "Jesus Lover of My Soul."
Adjourned to 7-30 p. m.
Hymn : "Coronation."
Prayer by Rev. A. R. Wild.
Report on Foreign Missions read by
Rev. G. H. Church and Rev. T. Bell.
A collection amounting to $105 was
then taken up from the audience.
Rev. Dr. J. W. Jones, ol Atlanta, was
invited to a scat.
The Funeral Services
Of Irwin Baird, son of Col. Alfred H.
Baird, took place yesterday morning at
the Church Street Methodist church, and
were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Rankin,
assisted by the Rev. W. M. Kerr. The in
terment took place at Riversideccinetery.
The young man was only eighteen years
old, full of the enjoyment of a world to
him all beautiful and full of hope and
promise. He had entered upon its reali
ties with light and cheerful heart, but
resolute purpose to do his part on the
great theatre of human action. So far as
he had gone on his pathwayof work and
duty, he had performed both with fidelity.
Cut off so prematurely, loved while liv
ing, mourned when dead, it is not for ui
to inquire why his thread of life was so
God knows ; and it is to Him we must
look for the solution of a mystery, now
so full of agony, perhaps in His wise pro v
idence to become so full of good.