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ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1889.
THE CRUNIN CASE.
HOW HE WAS TAKEN A WAV
FROM MRS. CONKMN'O.
The Man Ranic the nell Nervously
one of O'Sulllvan's Men Hurt
A Busricy and a White Home, and
Cronin Is Seen No More.
Chicago, October 28 Mrs. Conklin,
at whose house Dr. Croni 1 last lived,
was the next witness. Alter numerous
questions as to the location ol the rooms
in the flats, Mrs. Conklin proceeded to
tell the story of how the doctor was
called awav from her house on the night
of May 4. She said, that at 7.20 o'clock
). m., a stranger who seemed nervous
and excited, rangthedoorbell; and when
she opened the door he inquired for Dr.
Cronin. He seemed very reluctant to
enter, but finally did so. When told that
the doctor was engaged with other
patients the stranger took a seat in the
waiting room. When Dr. Cronin came
out of his office, the man advanced and
said: "Dr. Cronin you are wanted to
attend a man. who has been hurt at
O'Siillivnn's ice office." Thedoctor made
a remark which I did not hear at that
moment the man drew a card from bis
pocket and presented it to the doctor.
Dr. Cronin took the card and said:
"Oh! yes, what is the nature of the ac
He said : "The man has been run over
by a wagon."
The Doctor said : "1 will be with you
soon,.'or something to that effect. The
man sat down again on the edge ot a
chair, and the Doctor turne I, laying the
card on the mantelpiece. The man said
O'Sullivan was out ol town and left word
that Dr. Cronin was to attend his men.
Dr. Cronin ran to his private room and
gathered together some bandages ami
cotton batting. He brought it out with
his surgical case and a case of splints.
Then, drawing on his coat as quickly as
possible, he left, running out, carrying
these things and his case under bis arms.
The two went out of the house as fast
as they cduld, and did not even shut the
door. I heard them running down the
The witness continued her testimony,
saying that she then went to the window
overlooking the street and saw a buggy
with a white horse attached standing be
fore the door. Dr. Cronin and the man
who called for him got into the buggy,
which was then driven northward. The
man seemed anxious to get way.
She gave a description of the man who
came for the Doctor, told the story of the
proceedings of the day after Cronin's dis
appearance, and was cross examined at
great length by Mr. Forrest.
HI HK BI'RROWH
The Outlaw Still at Larue and
Making for TenneHsee.
Birmingham, Ala., October 28. Noth
ing has been heard from Blount county
to-day except that Kube Burrows is still
at large, and the pursuers need more
dogs. Effort is being made to secure
dogs here, and if they are obtained a
special train will leave with them to
night. The sheriff of Blountcouiity asked
the governor for help last night, and this
morning he sent a train out with twenty
picked men. A report reached this city
to-dav that on yesterday afternoon
another officer had been killed, but
this is unconfirmed, and is most proba
bly false. The situation is unchanged.
Rube and his partner are making to
wards the Tennessee river, and the sher
iffs posse follow under difficulties. No
body is willing to get very close to the
outlaws as they are exjiert marksmen
find' fire from ambush. The impression
is growing that it is not Rube Burrows
that the sheriff is following. These men
go along the highroad stopping at bouses
and inquiring their way. Ruliehas never
done this but after being seen has always
disappeared utterly until his next rob
bing. There are two moonshiners who
have been defying arrest and doing
blood v work in Bibb county. One ot
them iives in Jackson county and that is
the direction in which the pair are going.
Death of a Cadet.
William Carter, son of J. M. Carter, ol
Bethany township, died at West Point
on Thursday, as announced hereby tele
gram. His "father was ill Virginia ami
reached him in an unconscious state be
lore his death. His mother left here
Thursday. He will lie buried at Luray,
Virginia. There is some mystery con
nected with his death. Hewusfound un
conscious under a hickory nut tree. It
was supposed he had a stroke of apo
plexy, but the News-Observer says it is
the presumption that he had climbed up
into the tree and fallen from it. He was
regarded here as a young man of good
Jin bits and of much promise.
Three of a Kind.
Washington, October 28. General
Mahone and Judge Waddell made a fly
ing visit to Washington to-day. They
were joined by General Dudley and As
sistant Postmaster General Clarkson,
with whom they had a conference.
Secretary Tracy this afternoon awarded
the contract for buildingtwoof the 2,000
ton cruisers, proposals for which were
opened on Saturday to the Columbian
Iron Works and Dry Dock Company, of
Baltimore, for the sum of $1,225,000.
The contract for the third one will be
awarded to either Harrison Lori g, of
Boston, or N. F. Palmer & Co., of New
York, each of whom bid $674,000.
The Montana Election Question.
Minneapolis, Minn., October 28. A
1 inriial Helena. Mont., special says:
The application of the Democrats to the
supreme court for a writ of mandamus,
compelling the canvassing board of Silver
Bow county to receive and count the re
jected returns in the tunnel district has
been denied on technical defects in the ap
plication. The points were made this
morning by the Republican attorneys.
The Democratic lawyers asked for leave
to amend. Pending the decision "the
court adjourned until two this afternoon
Han's Cotton Review.
New York, October 28. The Sun's
report of Monday's market savs:
Cotton futures opened at some decline
under the failure of the frost predictions
of Saturday to be realized, but partially
recovered when it was seen that there
had been some frost, after all, even as far
South as middle Texas ; but nobody was
inclined to act upon them, and the
mnrket soon weakened again, the close
being at about the lowest figures of the
day. The Octolier corner was maintained
with great vigor, carrying the price to
10.90. Cotton on the spot was dull and
nominal. Middling uplands 10. gulfs
Yesterday's Bont Offerlnirs.
Washington. U.C., October 28. Bond
acceptances to-day amounted to $87,-250,
BuHlneMH In the Grain Center Dor
Inir Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, Uetouer 28. trailing was
only moderate in wheat, in fact during
most ol the session the market was quiet.
I lie opening was tame ami the teelmg
slighily weaker, but under good inlying
a stronger feeling developed and prices
were advanced Vj(aVac., then weakened
and prices decliiied'ia7sc. and closed ;!c
lower for Deeemlier and Vic. lower (or
May than the closing figures of Satur
day. .Vlav again held up better than
December, and the premium widened
ranging earlv 3a3c. over December.
and later 3'Nac. over. The visible sup
ply to-dav lormcd one ot the principal
features on the market. Early in the
dav it was estimated that the increase
would not Ik as large as had been calcu
lated upon Saturday, in fact the first fig
ures showed only a small increase in
stocks, and this had a strengthening
effect. Hut later as the returns liegan to
show a larger increase there was more
disposition to realize, bui not until after
the figures were posted did the market
break to the inside point.
A fair Sieeulative trade was transacted
in corn within a higher range ol prices,
Near futures in particular, were quite
hrm, distant deliveries showing but little
change. The market opened at about
Saturday's closing prices, was firm, and
advanced Vac, in all receded little, ruled
firm, and closed Vsa'sc. higher than Sat
Oats were slow and without features
of interest. F. w outside orders were re
ceived, and business centred entirely in
December ami May, particularly in the
latter, and prices remained steady.
There was onlv a fair trading reported
in mess pork; the feeling was compar
atively steady, and tor November deliv
ery prices averaged a trifle higher.
Lard was a little stronger, October
was in fair demand and sold 20a 25c. ad
vance, due to a "squeeze" undercontracts
claimed to be held by the refiner and ex
porter. Other deliveries were steadier
but not materially higher.
Short ribs were not much traded in,
and there was no particular change to
note. Prices exhibited no change.
A GIGANTIC ENTERPRISE.
Brooklyn Rridire to be Thrown In
Brooklyn, October 27. James An
drews, of Pittsburg, who has lieen in
New York several days, departed to-night
lor the west. He came here in connection
with the greatest engineering project of
modern times the bridging of the Hud
son river from the Nev Jersey and New
To a reporter to-night he said : "The
bridge will certainly be built. The plans
have been completed by Engineer Lind
enthal, of Pittsburg, and pronounced by
the best engineering authorities as per
Beside this structure the Brooklyn
bridge will be a mere toy. The bill for
permission to bridge the" Hudson River
has already been drawn up, and will be
presented to Congress by a New York
member earl- in the coming session.
It will lie a wonderful structure giving
a route to land all western freight in the
heart of New York City. The bridge
will have six railroad tracks. The
Brooklyn bridge is supported by two
thirteen inch cables: this will have four.
each of which will lie four feet in dinme
tcr. The span of the new bridge will be
2,800 feet in the rear, and will be 150
feet above high water mark. The piers
will be wonderful musses of masonry,
500 feet high and broad and deep. The
bridge will cost about $18,000,000, and
the New York end will be located some
where between Fourteenth and twenty
sixth streets. Those who are to build
the bridge are largely railroad men from
New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
A PROMINENT SI'ICIOE.
Oliver Garrlsou of St Louis
Blows His Brains Out.
St I.oris, August 28. Oliver Garrison,
one of the oldest and most prominent of
St Louis' citizens, committed suicide late
this afternoon in Forest Park by shoot
ing himself through the head. For some
time past he had lieen suffering trom
kidney trouble, and during the past four
years has not attempted to attend to
any business. Despondency at his in
curable ailment is undoubtedly the cause
of his self destruction. He was born in
New York ill 1810 and came to St. Louis
in 184-5. He and his brother built the
first steamboat to ply between St. Louis
and New Orleans. Koi some time he
engaged in the steamboat business on
the Pacific Coast with his brother,
Commodore Garrison. He amassed con
siderable wealth and in 1857 was elected
president of the Mechanics bank, in which
position he served for twenty-two years.
He took the Missouri Pacific railroad
out of the receivers hands and was its
vice president until the road was sold to
Perils of the Sea.
New Y'.irk, Octolier 28. The steamer
Wyanoke, of the Old Dominion line, ar
rived to-dny. Her captain says that yes
terday, off the Delaware capes, he fell in
with the schooner J. G. Morse, of Port
land, Me., disabled and dismantled. The
larger part of her crew had been washed
overboard, and the mate had died of ex
posure. The captain and two sailors
were the sole survivors. The Wyanoke
offered to tow the schooner into port,
but the schooner's captain declined the
offer, and asked for men to assist him in
making jiort. The request was denied.
An ineffectual attempt was made to
reach the schooner with provisions, the
life boat was tossed about like a cork,
and its crew narrowly escaped destruc
tion. The schooner was left to her fate.
Senator Barbour Denies.
Washington, Octolier 28. Senator
John S. Barbour furnishes for publica
tion a statement emphatically denying
that he has complained of Chairman
Brice, of the Democratic National Com
mittee, with reference to the Virginia
campaign; and he adds concerning other
published rumors: "It is also untrue
that I have expressed apprehension as to
the result of the Virginia election. On the
contrary, I have never known the Demo
, cratic party to be better organized or
I equipped for the fight, and 1 am confi
j dent that, with an honest delivery ol
I votes, the result will lie a decisive victory
! for the Democrats."
Denver, Col., October 28. The engin
eers convention met, and proceeded to the
election of officers. An intormal ballot
showed that Arthur was almost the
unanimous choice. On the first formal
ballot, Arthur received 351 votesoutof a
possible 4-16. Woman, of North Platte,
received 64, and T. B. Bellows, of Missis
Ol'R MAN A BO ITT TOWN.
He Sees and What
Thinks About It.
The removal of the postoffice to the
court house square is a sensible move.
The nonsense in this postoffice business
however, is in the parsimony of Uncle
Sam in not supplying money enough for
the postmaster to hire suitable space to
accommodate the office. The attention
of Postmaster General Wanamaker is di
rected to this important matter. Here is
an excellent opportunity to dispose of a
part of the much talked about surplus.
It also behooves the general management
of the postoffice department to see to it
that New York mails for Western North
Carolina are not delayed from twelve to
twenty-four hours. Of course there are
all sorts of excuses for these delays. But
what the eople want is a prompt deliv
ery and not excuses.
The attention of New Yorkers and the
country generally has been directed to
Ashcville by the Vanderbilt purchase of
5,000 acres of land and the publication
of the plans of the millionaireconeerning
the erection of a magnificent house and
the laying out ot his splendid property.
Ashevillc is to be congratulated that Mr.
Vanderbilt intends taking plenty of time
and care in the settlement of this prop
erty on a permanent basis. The employ
ment of Mr. Richard M. Hunt as archi
tect is assurance that the Vanderbilt res
idence will lie one of the finest in the land.
Mr. Olmstead's treatment of the grounds
will lie that of an expert.
Weddings in cotton bagging costumes
seem to be on the increase. The example
of a couple so married at the Raleigh
fair is now followed by a double wedding
in bagging suits at the Atlanta exposi
tion. The wonder is that wedding
couples should seek such publicity. Mar
riage is the one event of a man's life, in
which the ordinary mind accepts formal-
ty and dignity. It is not an occasion of
light moment to those who appreciate
what the ceremonv means.
Over in Virginia the skull of Black-
ben rd, the pirate, is preserved in the form
of a drinking cup. This has interest for
North Carolinians, as lllackbcard made
a specialty of sweeping our coast. He
was a clever old sea dog in his way.
Murder was nothing to him. A plucky
British officer met Black beard's ship one
day off our coast and fought him to the
death. The pirate crew was dispatched
in short order.
Alexander is dead !" is a message
which has made many a heart sad
throughout the South. Thousands have
felt fresh courage at the name of Alexan
der's in the days of the stagecoach, as
they approached that hospitable host
elry after a tedious ride. At Alexander's
body and mind were made comfortable.
We shall long recollect the good cheer fur
nished by the genial host, who is mourned
There is a curious sign on one of our
streets. It reads: "Cows for sale or to
let." We think it all right enough to
rent horses. But somehow the idea of
renting cows strikes us as novel. Sun
pose that a cow gets thecolic and dieson
the hands of the man who hires the ani
mal. Then who pays for it ? Has the
law ever passed on this point?
Of what use are the jays that fly about
in the trcetops of the town and squeak
dismally enough ? If these yelling birds
are of n 1 use, why not put a bounty on
them and let the gunners rid the commu
nity of these hqieds. The birds are tire
some to listen to and are a continual
bother to nervous jieople.
Death of Mr. Louis Slitsclekow.
This gentleman, who was throwafrom
his buggy on Friday, near Sulphur
Springs by a runaway horse, died on
Sunday afternoon. His skull was frac
tured, and he never regained conscious
ness after the accident. He was a Pole
by birth, and had lived in this vicinity
lcrhaps ten years. He was thrifty, in
dustrious and unobtrusive, liked and re
spected by all who knew him.
GOV. FOWLE IN EARNEST.
Twenty of the Lexington Lynch
Raleigh, N. C, October 28. About
two weeks ago one Berrier killed his
mother-in-law at Lexington, N. C, and
on lieing captured, he was lynched. Gov.
Fowle urged Solicitor Long to discover
the lynchers; and Long made affidavit
before Judge Phillips on which twenty of
the lynchers have been arrested and con
fined undet a strong guard. Some of the
ring leaders have fled. Much excitement
prevails at Lexington.
Burst Her Boiler.
London, October 28. The General
Transatlantic line steamer Ville De Brest
burst her boiler in Tunis to-dav. Five
iersons were killed by the explosion.
Foundered at Sea.
Lineki'ool, Octolier 8. The British
ship Bolnu, from Calcutta for this point,
has foundercp at sea. Thirty-three lives
Attention, H.& L. Company.
There will be a special meeting of the
Hook and Ladder company this evening
at 8 o'clock. Frank 0'Donnkll,
The Weather To-Day.
Washington, October 28. Indications
for North Carolina. Fair till Wednes
day night; no change in temperature;
The World's Championship.
Brooklyn, (X-tolier 28. Brooklyn 7
New York 16.
THE BARNARD HOYS.
FIVE MEN SENTENCED TO BE
In Hancock County, Tennessee.
December jrd Sentence of the
Court Read by Judice Caldwell
Judice Turuey Dissents.
Knoxville Journal of the 27th.
The supreme court decided the Bar
nard case yesterday morning.
1 he opinion, an elaborately written
one, was delivered by Judge Caldwell
ludge Turuey dissented.
The opinion as delivered affirms the
decision ol the lower court, and on Mon
day, December the 23d, the five Barnard
boys, unless executive clemency inter
feres, will pay the death penalty for the
murder ot Henly Sutton. 1 he killing
occurred in Hancock county last Jan
uary. The prisoners, "Big lohn" Barnard
sr., Anderson and Ulisha and cousins
John Barnard and Clint Barnard, were
present in thecourt room when the ver
dict was rendered.
As Judge Caldwell sealed their fete.
not a muscle ot their bodies moved. Mot
even a change of countenance was jer-
ceptmie in tne nve men. they look the
affair in the same light as thev did the
shooting, in cold blood, of Henly Sut
After the opinion was delivered, the
prisoners were marched back to the iail
and locked up to await transportation
to the scene ot their crime in Hancock
1 lie case has attracted widespread at
tention, due, perhaps, trom the fact that
never in the history of America, with
the exception of the anarchists' execu
tion, have hve men been condemned to
death for the same crime.
For weeks past, it has been expected
that an opinion in the case would be de
livered by the supreme court, every day.
i lie nigii rnuunai did not act. however.
until every fact was fully determined.
Relatives of the Ramards have been in
Knoxville for weeks' past, awaiting the
outcome. The aged father of Big John
and the other boys has been almost a
constant attendant at court. The result
will probably kill him.
The fact that led up to the murder, for
which the five men are to die, was a
feud, of long standing between Sutton
and Big John, which grew out of a law
suit between the two, over a piece of
Sutton was a well-to-do farmer, but a
notorious and desperate man ns well.
One afternoon in January last Sutton
left Sneedville, in Hancock county, for his
home some twelve miles north of that
place. He was riding horseback and
was alone. Just before he reached his
home he was shot and killed. John Bar
nard, sr., who is known as "Big John,"
was supposed to have committed the
murder and was arrested on the charge.
Then followed the arrest of his two
brothers, Anderson and Elisha. and
cousins, John Barnard, jr., and Clint
The cise enmc up for hearing at the
May term of court and attracted wiilc
spread attention. ludge Brown ore-
sided and both the prosecution and dc-
lense were represented by able counsel.
It was charged that the Barnards were
Iving in wait for Sutton, und that "Big
John" fired the fatal shot from ambush.
I he defense claimed, however, that Sut
ton and Barnard met at a place in the
public road where it would have been
impossible for the Barnards to have se
creted themselves, and that no such ac
tion on their part was ever considered.
Sutton was carrying a Winchester rifle
and so was "Big John." Both raised
their gnus about the same time, but
Barnard was a little the quicker ol the
two and he shot Sutton through the
heart, the ball passing entirely through
his body. Sutton's rifle was found to
have been cocked.
It was also claimed that Sutton had
threatened "Big John's" lilc and in
tended killing him on sight, and, ol
course, Uig . jlin" prepared himself.
Both men had been armed for several
days before the fatal moment, each with
finger on the trigger ready for onv
emergency. It was lurther claimed that
the lour other Barnards hud nothing to
do with the killing and were not in
company with "Uig John" for any such
1 he opinion ot the supreme court.
however, which has gone over the case
carefully, docs not sustain the latter
Sutton, whom the Barnards killed, had
i reputation of his own. He killed his
father several vears before his own death.
It is also said that lie attempted to mur
der his brother.
The Barnards have lieen confined in
the Knox county jail ever since the con
vening of the supreme court. Their at
torneys, Messrs. Gillcnwaters and
Shields, did not leave a stone unturned
for the commutation of the sentences,
without avail, however.
Strenuous efforts willlnow lie made to
have the sentence commuted through
Governor Taylor, and the friends of the
condemned will labor to this end unceas
ingly. It is thought, by those who are
in any position to state, that Governor
Taylor will refuse to interfere, and will
permit the law to take its course.
Victim to the Fallen Scaffold.
Ollie White, one of the unfortunate
workmen injured by the falling of a scaf
fold on Saturday, died on Sunday morn
ing from the effects of his injuries. He
was buried yesterday afternoon in River
side cemetery. He was the son of Mr. H.
H. White, who came here from Halifax
county two or three years ago. He was
a young man of industrious habits and
exemplary conduct, and his death is bit
terly mourned by his grief stricken
parents. He was in the twentieth vear
of his nge.
The first quarterly conference ot the
Central Methodist Episcopal church was
held last tvening at 7.30 o'clock. Presi
dent F.lder Rev. J. H. Weaver and a large
number of the members were in attend
ance. Besides the regular routine business
of the body, a committee composed of
Messrs. M. J. Bearden, J. P. Sawy t and
P. A. Cummings was chosen to present
the matter of widening Church street be
fore the City Council and urge the great
necessity of immediate action.
Birmingham, Ala., October 28. The
Birmingham Fair Association announces
the tall running meeting, beginning on
November 16. It will be Birmingham's
initial appearance in western racing cir
cuits. There will be seven days racing
and four races each dav. Twelve local
stakes are offered of $700 and upwards.
Roped In by Rambling Reporters
Roaming- Round the Citv.
A colored man by the name of Burton
lost $48.20 in "The Acre" on Saturday
night; the amount being stolen from his
person while he was asleep. He had but
recently reached the citv from Knoxville.
The marked improvements being mad
by Dr. T.J. Hargan on the Oak Street
Inn are progressing rapidly, and when
completed, will constitute it one of the
most attractive of the many striking
tiuildings of our city.
It will be gratifying to his friends to
learn that Mr. A. L. Melton, who fell
from the scaffold on Saturday, is getting
along exceeding well. A severe sprain
and contusion of the elbow, will disable
him from his ordinary avocations for
several days, but fortunately no internal
or dangerous injuries were sustained.
C. B. Davis, the popular young auc
tioneer at the Banner warehouse, has
been requested by the managers to at
tend the Tobacco Fair at Petersburg,
Va., on November 19, 20 and 21st, and
assist in crying the tobacco sales. This
is certainly a compliment, but not beyond
the deserts of the recipient.
The Banner warehouse yesterday sold
thirteen thousand pounds of tobacco at
in average of $10 for everything on the
floor, which was certainly a fine sale for
this early date in the season. There was
also a large sale at I he Fanners' ware
house, and a small one at the Buncombe,
but we have no figures from them,
though the Farmers' promised to furnish
Yesterday we noticed upon the floor of
the Farmers' warehouse a white-haired,
keen-eyed little man, and upon inquiry we
found it was Larkin Dockery, of Marshall,
Madison county, and in conversation
we ascertained that he was over 72 years
of age, and that he had not been in Ashc
ville since the war closed. He had just
sold between five and six hundred pounds
of tobacco at high prices, and us he has
more at home, there will doubtless not
lie so long an interval between this and
his next visit.
THE COAL FAMINE.
Knoxville In a Much More Deplor
able Condition than AHheville.
The following from the Knoxville Jour
nal of the 27th shows that coal is as
scarce there as here; and a letter ad
dressed bv manager E. E. McCroskev of
the several coal companies to Maj. H. C.
Hudson, general manager of the E. T.,
Va. and Ga. railroad seems to fix the
responsibility on thislattcr official. Mr.
McCroskev says hiscompnny is prepared
to deliver one hundred car loads dailv.
He shows how many cars he has loaded,
being all that have been furnished, deny-
ng by facts and figures statements made
by Maj. Hudson, that a certain number
ol cars had been provided. The latter
says 584 cars had been loaded during
October. The other says only 207 were
shipped during that month, of which 15G
were lor factories and 111 for domestic
use. 1 he coal companies had only three
full davs work out of seventeen in load-
ug the cars that were provided. This is
interesting reading to those who have i
oeen inane aepenucui on regular supplies i
of coal. I
The lourual savs: "The anxielvabout -
Knoxville's coal supply continues. The :
nrm mat tins tne contract tor supplying
the Girls' high school building with fuel.
was out of coal veslerdav, and unless
raise is made by to-day to-morrow morn-
ing the girls will be without fuel. i
1 he supply at everv one of the coal
yards yesterday was short. Recently
the coal dealers of the citv went into an i
igreement that coal would be sold to no
one without the cash accompanying the p. H. Folsom, foreman ; Thos. F. Wil
ordcr. A gentlemen told us that he had ,, , D , , , ,
left his money with one of the dealers for'81'"' '" Fri"'-V' P- Israel, . F. Ballew,
a ton of coal, and after having waited ; J A- Miller, M. I. Roberts, R.C. Morgan.
several days for the order to lie filled
called to sec about it. His monev was
refunded with the information that the
company had no coal, and couldn't fill
the order. 1 he gentleman wus out ot
Our information is that cars can Iw
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only about two davs and a half in the !
wi iiiv am iiiimii ui Lil, uiiHiuns Ul
week, winch is a hardship to the miners I
as well us the consumers. As matters .
now stand, there is great danger of a I
coal famine when cold weather sets in,
and if no prospects of relief is presented!
it nugnt tie well to lay m a supply ot
wood for fuel. " " I
FOLKS YOl' KNOW.
Who They Are l Where They Are,
and What They Are DoIiik.
S. V. Pickens, of Hciidcrsonville was
in the citv Yesterday
Messrs. Smith and Owl, and all the
Cherokees in attendance upon the recent
Baptist Convention, left for their homes
Attorney General Davidson, who came
up to attend the funeral of his father-in-law,
Capt. A. M. Alexander, returned to
Raleigh yesterday afternoon.
T. A. Jones returned from his trip to
the West yesterday. He was in attend
ance upon the Cronin trial for several
days during his stay in Chicago.
E. V.Jones returned to the city Satur
day night from his Western trip, and as
an evidence that he had a good time,
says he gained five pounds during his
Mrs. J. L. Fagg has returned from
Louisville Ky., where she has been at
tending the General Christian Missionary
Convention, which was largely repre
sented from all sections.
I. O. O. F.
The regular meeting of the Swannanoa
Lodge No. 56 to-night at 8 o'chx-k sharp
All tncmliers requested and expected to
THE JAY BIRD.
A Plea for This Inhabitant of Our
uur man about town is nervous
about the jay bird, and is ready to turn
all the small bovs loose upon him. We
have a word to say about the jay. He
is a bird of beautiful plumage; and if his
voice is not full of dulcet notes, it is full
of hearty life and enjoyment. And it is
not always harsh and clamorous; for i
any one has watched it as it gathers in
social groups among the dense foliage ol
lofty o.-iks, creeping rather than jumping
from bough to bough, his ear will be de
lighted with the softest and sweetest ol
musical notes, the outpouring of tender
affectionate feeling. Nor can complaint
be made here in the city of what really is
harsh and grating in the noisy clamor ol
the jay out in the country, where he is a
rascally corn thief and pillager of fruit,
and always in the way of the hunter try
ing to steal a shot on some bird or squir
rel; and in the country the jay has no
friend's. But when he comes to town hi?
voice is subdued and his habits more
honest, and we thank him for his confid
ing familiarity, and also for his ability
to hold his own with the bullying Eng
The negroes when they had supersti
tions they have become too learned for
such weakness used to attach a very
sinister character to the jav bird. It was
under allegiance to the Old Boy; and
punctually every Friday dutifully paid its
visits to the lower regions in token ol
fealty to the infernal sovereign. All tin
ny birds disapeared that day, but came
back on Saturday more noisy than ever.
"THE DAILY REBEL."
A Typographical Relic of the
We are interested in a facsimile copy of a
little puiier withtheabove title, published
in Chattanooga during the war. The
copy we have bears date August 9,1802.
and is a four page, fourcolumn sheet, and
without a single business advertisement.
Its news is chiefly war news, the chief
State news being an account taken from
the Knoxville Register of the assassina
tion of Col. Win. R. Caswell six miles
east of Knoxville. Among the general
items is the arrest of Clement C. Vallan
dingliam, in company with the Rev. Dr.
Brooks, of St. Louis, and Rev. D. Hoyt,
of Louisville, at the house, as the New
York Tribune says, of a notorious rebel,
Judge Clark, of Ohio." The war news is
not striking. We observe in The Rebel a
strain of hopefulness of the close of the
war, based upon the idea that the "Yan
kees" were very tired of it, and that de
sertion from their army was a species ot
epidemic. We note this as a piece of po
litical news, received from the North via
Mobile: A democratic convention met in
Indianopalis July 30. Fifty thousand
were in attendance, the largest ever held
in the State. Governor Hendricks pre
sided ; Wickliffe, of Kentucky, Richard
son, Voorhees and Carlisle were present.
The prosecution of the war was de
nounced, so was subjugation and coer
cion, and also emancipation in any form.
The fac simile copy is published by
Louis L. Parham, Chattanooga, Tenn.,
nt 25 cents a copy.
Opening of this
This court was called on yesterday
prmoptly at 10 o'clock, Hon. Charles A.
M,)re presiding. His Honor delivered
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: l" lc S"u J"ry, wnien
wils composed of the following gentle-
; K. L. Owenby, W. K. Goodson, W. E.
Frisbee, T. M. Rymer, George W. Pen
I land, sr., M. L. Reed, J. M. Parham.
The most of the day was consumed in
j the consideration of several cases of
1 minor importance, in which the defend-
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a,lls Scrauy suoumieo
trial was nau, ano resulted in tne acquit-
tal of lohn Whitnker. charoed with an
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True bills were round against John
nerry tor tne murder oi i,eo. tt . Hen, and
William Fore for the murder of Amos
j Lunsford, and also against John W. Tor
j rence on charge of seduction on promise
J"n rry was arraigned ana picaoea
not KuiU.v- and his case continued with
om prejudice to eitner state oraetendant
until tne special term, Aovemner 18
1889, to which time witnesses were dis
William Fore was arraigned and
pleaded not guilty. This case was also
continued to the special term on Novem
ber 18, to which day the witnesses were
Shot In the Foot.
Lust night about 12 o clock Sam
Crowder a young man from Madison
county, but who has been in the city for
some time drumming for S. Hammershlag
shot himself in the foot bv the accidental
discharge of his pistol, which was
his pocket, while standing in front of his
boarding house, on North Main street
Officer Hampton, who was close at hand
arrested him for discharging firearms
und was about to lock him up before he
found that he had been shot. Dr. Bur
roughs was summoned and extracted
Rev. C. M. Campbell, pastor of the
Riverside Methodist church, received
telegram yesterday morning announcing
the critical illness of his mother in Chat
tanooga, Tennessee, causing him to leave
on the afternoon train for that city.
SHOULD BE STOPPED.
FAST AND CARELESS DRIVING
THROl'GH Ol'R STREETS.
Pedestrians Have RlKhts, and
Teams Have KiKhts.but the Pro
tection of Life will Interfere
We cheerfully give place to the follow
ing communication, with the remark
that the difference between fast driving
and careless driving is that between
tweedledum and tweedledce; either will
kill or hurt. There is this difference per
haps; careless driving is more cold
blooded and deliberate; therefore the
more criminal. There is too much of
both. And fast riding is to be added to
the category of offences; offences from
which lady riders are not free. And let
it be understood that it hurts as bad or
kills as dead to be knocked down by a
horse ridden by a lady as by one ridden
by a man. Gallantry censes to be a fac
tor in such case.
We call upon the police force to take
vigorous action in this case. We elect
them as our guardians and protectors.
The complaints are general and numer
ous. Make examples of violators of law
Editor Citizen: The item in vour
news columns in regard to a lady being
run against by a team, and your para-
aph on "last dnvinir" called forth
thereby, compels me to ask snace in vour
columns for a few remarks which I have
long wished to make, and I hope that
our city authorities will take them in the
spirit in which they are meant.
They do not emanate from anv desire
to find fault, but they come from' the ex
perience of myself and others as drivers;
ind as I have Ireouentlv made them in
private and have alwavs had them fullv
endorsed, I feel that thev should be enti
tled to some weight when made in public.
In my opinion vou are slightly in error
when you complain ot "fast driving" in
our streets. As far as mv experience
,'oes, our police are not open to criticism
on that score, for there is as little of that
is will be found anvwhere: but what
can lie complained of is gross careless-
neis on tne part ot drivers, and the little
attention that the police give to this
lault, and to the still more common prac
tice of allowing crowds to congregate in
There can be no doubt but that our
streets are very narrow and very crowded,
muring earciui driving an aosoiute ne
cessity, yet it any one will take the trou-
le to watcli the men employed asdnvers
1 doubt if thev can pick out more than a
couple of dozen of all those employed
who habitually pav the necessary atten
tion to their teams. Add to these the
great majority of the drivers of country
wagons, whose entire attention is taken
up by the shop windows and what is
'oing on on the sidewalks, the wonder is
that there are not many accidents.
It is no uncommon practice too. for
.hicken wagons and wagons with Harden
truck, etc., to stop in he middle of Main
street, surrounded bv several men bar
gaining for their loads. It is compara
tively rare to seceithcr carriage or wauon
pulled up parallel and close to the curb
stone, when they stop, but it is no uncom
mon to see their horse's heads close to
he sidewalk, and the hind wheels in the
middle of the street, or vice versa; yet I
have never seen a policeman correct a
driver for so blockadiug the streets.
ou are perfectly correct in savitiu.
that pedestrians have rights in the streets.
True, according to law, 1 believe they
have the "right of way," as is perfectly
proper, lint drivers must have some
rights. The sidewalks and crossings are
milt tor pedestrians, and vet. in our
streets they generally monopolize the
roadway. They stand in crowds in
front of the court house square, where
.very team must pass, and so you try to
lrive through some one without lookinir
where he is going, will step backwards
from a little knot right under your horses
If, therefore, the welfareof allconcerned
is to be protected, let me suggest that
irivmg tie made easier liv makinir ve
hicles observe some order allowing a
Iriver to give more attention to pedes
rians, and that pedestrians be renuired
to observe the rights of teams bvcrossinir
on the crossings most amply provided
ind not congregate in the meager space
to which drivers are restricted.
John H. Barnarii.
THE BAPTIST CONVENTION.
The ClOHlnir Scenes at Dr. Nel
son's Church Sunday Nlg-tit.
The business sessions of the Western
North Carolina Baptist convention were,
as was announced in our Sunday morn
ing's issue, closed on Saturday, but the
Sunday services were perhaps enjoyed
more by the public generally than any
during the progress of the convention.
The congregations at the First Baptist
church were large at each of the services,
three in number, namely: 11 a. m by
Rev. S. H. Harrington; 3 p. m., lecture
by Rev. Dr. J. William Jones on the re
ligious life of Stonewall Jackson, and at
7.30 p. m., sermon by Dr. Jones. At the
latter service the religious temperature
was perhaps at the maximum for the
meeting, and the distinguished preacher
had the audience room packed with
eager, sympathetic and fervent listeners.
His text was from Psalms xxxii, 1
"Blessed is he whose transgressiou is
forgiven, whose sin is covered." The
theme suggested was Christian Happi
nessfirst in experience; second, in hope;
third, in realization; and the presentation
of it was pointed, poetical and powerful,
and throughout commanded the rapt
attention of every one present, and at its
close there was a general hand-shaking
and fraternization between pastors ' and
people. A number of persons made pub
lic profession of a determination to lead
a better life, and the evidences were un
mistakable of good having been accom
plished by the presence of the convention
in our citv.
Mr. J. C. Pritchard, of Madison, is
here in attendance on the criminal court
now in session. Mr. George H. Smothers,
of Waynesville, is also here on business ;
both excellent gentlemen and excellent
friends of ours, though, unfortunately,
both Republicans. They are both young,
and may live to be wiser.