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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1889.
THE CRONIN TRIAL.
O'CONNER. THK KM'ORMMi
KKCKIvTAKV, T EST I F I EM.
He Ooes Not Seem Disposed to
Tell What He Known About the
Trial of Hie Triangle Andrew
Foy AIho Not Disposed to Talk.
Chicago, October 2D. John 0. O'Con
nw, member of the Unions camp twenty
of the Clan-na-GacI, of which Beggs,
Burke, Cotiffliliu mill other deleiidants
were members, wns next placed on the
stand. O'Cunner was recording sccre
tarv of the camp when Beggs was senior
guardian. Alter numerous details as to
the meetings and methods of transacting
business, the witness testified that 1-Y-h-rnary
8, last, at a meeting of the camp,
Ti.,oU p riiriu-r :isl;-il it we had ever
heard the report of the committee that
tried what is known as the Triangle.
Beggs said he had not. O'Conner said it
was strange that our camp had never
got the report when lie heard it read in
another camp in the city ; that he heard
a man read it and would state the name
of the camp and man who read it il we
demanded it. Somebody usked who
il was. "I did not bear who he said
read it, but there was some member
there who did hear and 1 asked him,
What did you say,' and 1 understood
lii in to snv Dr. Croniu."
The Stale's attorney was evidently ol
the opinion that the witness was an un
willing one, and sought to have him de
tail at a greater length the proceedings
of the camp that time, but without suc
cess. The witness said ho had no reeol
u...: h.ii tl- 'iinii named Fov had
made a speech in which he said the camp
had iK-ltcr investigate me manioc-, in.
cause he had heard a report charging its
inemliers of wasting llie hums ol t hi
I-- Aft.... . l..iiiru.i-iitiirU lu-tween tin
lawyers the court admitted the record ol
U ' ..r..eerliitr.: of ciimn twcutv. on
I.vi.rnnri. iniide bv the witness at the
.... ,,",t . t,i-,i-i-i-i!i.il to read it. sub
ject to many interruptions in the way ol
iuestions and (injections, nciicr.111; m
referring to individual nienibers ol the
.-amo. numbers instead of names wen
unit in mil. case in which it was
ed a committee to investigate the quail
;..nt:. ...c i.i'.m -ituilii:int fur membership
The State's attorney said he proposed
to show that one ol them was a member
I... wi. of thi- nrisoners at the liar
Coming down to the matter of the camp
IICCII'II Wll s,lli.... I
Dr. Cronin's connection with the trial 01
the Triangle in Bultalo, the witness retui
mi ..i .! ,,t,1,-if lli.-il :m tmneru-
lllliTI-U mm m-v-. i ,
tive demand be made upon the executive
committee at once for immediate intor-
m.-nioii of the trial committee. It was
...;i..a th.o ilip senior guardian notify
the district members of the report that is
.........wi ren-:rdim the rcnorl ol the
jk;,iiii ........... . o -
trial committee right in one ol the camps
in this eitv. The motion was cm i icu.
A motion was made and seconded that
a select committee of three be appointed
by tht senior guardian to investigate
..en nllont rei'ardiiiLT me inai oi ene
i.. .a.. The motion carried
CXCeilLlve iiuui- - -----
-n... u.Mir nrioirrliaii mentioned, the
witness said, was lohn F. Beggs, one ol
.i,-.,.., now on trial. All ellort was
j . ... i...... l.v tin. u-iitit-sH that there
iiiiiuc Bii .-v r ... ,
was a consultation between himself anil
m:. i k,.K- A. I. horn, and I . n
v;..t.. ..1.,.,., 111.. iirlviRnhililv ofdcStroV
,OI.UI II""". " ' ,
.1... l.,..,Le ..I I lie ennio. but the OC
1I1U die Uwwno ... i-i -
tense objected, and the court sustained
. t i.:.
The cross-examination of the witnesses
then l.Min The witness lurlhei
testified that when Captain 0 Limner
moved lor the appointment of a com
... ... : t tn. i-iMiiiri t lint the
I1111U.-C IU uivvr.Hfti. ---
report of the trial committee had been
read in anoiuer i.iui), mni ...... .
o o it,, it the caino had no oowcr
to 'investigate another camp, and that
1 1,.. ,.....i..r thin-r to do was to refer the
........ l.o .lisl rii-l ottirer.
IIHIVLCI H niv
The witness had no knowledge as to
whether or not the committee to mven
tiirjite the other camp was ever ap
()uestion-"bid you hear Captain
il'i'onnor in iiuv sLatenient lie made
i -, mm '211 meetings, mention Lromn s
IlillllC lll'll .11.1.
Answer "1 did not hear nun pronounce
it, but as I said ln-fore " ,
The witness was interrupted at tins
imiiit by a till, between the counsel, at
the conclusion of which, he auswerd that
lie did not hear it.
At the oiening of the altei noon session
Andrew l-'ov, a inemberol Camp at), was
put on the stand us a witness. Foy was
a very non-committal witness and with
the greatest pertinacity avoided giving a
positive answer to the most innocent
: I E.innnu- ftn." "1 L'UCSS SO.
(IUC3LIOII. '-"-I-I"" .
I can't sav." were the lavorile lorms ot
reply with him. Finally he was brought
to admit that ne maoe a iiiii
meeting of Cmnp at) when the matter ot
the report of the triangle came up. Alter
making several attempts to explain the
circumstances under which lie made the
speech, and getting the narrative mixed
up with statements as to hiinsell so that
it was impossible to understand what it
was all about, he said : "As far as I j-e-inember,
Capt. O'Connor mudc a eertaiu
. statement that this LeCaron, who was a
witness, it'seemcd, before the I'arnel
commission at the time, was the paid
... nf tin- pveeutive body ot an Irish
organization in this country."
"What also did he say about the
fUAnswer-"He said, 1 think 1 remember
very str.mg when I heard it, that there
was $38,000. I am not positive whether
there was $38,000 or $40,000. There
was $28,000 of funds of this organiza
tion gone to LcCaron for some object in
England or Ireland. He did not specify
where it was spent in England.
Ouestion-"Did he speak then of haying
heard the report of the trial committee
read in another camp?"
fu:. the witness said, caused
much excitement in the camp, and was
the cause of the speech which witness
uin-le After it he weut down stairs and
took a drink. What made witness angry
("hot" as he expressed it,) was the
thought that LeCaron got any ol the
clan's funds for any purpose whatever
and it also made him "hot to learn that
the report of the trial committee had
been given out in other eamps sooner
i T -....... -ii Hi- suunosed that
lllltll IU .Mlup . . .
others felt in the same way, lor they also
i i i.
got up ami i. ..
The next witness was Michael J. Kelly,
foreman of the metal department ot
Adams & West Lock Munulacturing
Company, and senoir guardian of Camp
at) At the time of the meeting of ret
ruarv last, he talked of the proceedings,
though his memory was deficient as to
details. He remembered that Foy had
called for the report of the committee
which tried the triangle, and that this
demand grew out of the tatenwnt by
Capt. (Connor to the effect that he
(O'Connor) had heard the report of that
committee read in the camp of which
Cronin was a member, and that Cronin
was the man who read it. Thislast state
ment is in contradiction of the evidence
in this subject heretofore given, and all
published statements heretofore made.
Thev agree in saving that Capt.
O'Connor did not mention Cronin's
name, but said that he would give the
name of the mini and numlicr -I the
.camp if senior guardian demanded them.
The witness then weut on to say that
it did not seem to him that any excite
ment resulted from Capt.' O'Connor's
speech, though he believed n couple ol
men demanded the appointment ol a
committee to investigate the matter ol
the reading of the report in the other
camp. The witness believed that Dan
Coughlin, one of the defendants, was
The cross examination of Kelly brought
out the fact that, though he knew of the
trial of the triangle, he did not know
who constituted mat oouy. uuu ohm
learned their names subsequently when
published in newspapers.
The next witness, nmnony j. rum,
oast guardian of Camp at), testified that
.it the mecli..g of i he camp on the 22nd
if February, l'atnck Mei.arry and Kich-
nl rowers mane speecnes iiciiouiiciuk
the triangle, and that senior guardian
lleggs replied, defending Alexander Sulli
van, one ot the mcmncrs oi ine crningie.
it a iit-.-Mv warm discussion, and
Tt..r., i:iiil it would have to be peace or
war. or words to that effect. The wit
ness said that m the meeting ol me camp
in March he (witness I had called the at
tention of the camp to the statement
that there was danger that members ol
the opposition order, the united order ol
leputies, inignt succeed in Keiiuin ini
ill their number initiated in the Clan-na-
ul caniDs.and pointed to llicdetciidaul
O Sullivan as his authority for the state
ment. This was after the talk with
O'Sullivaii, who had been present
when Dr. Lromn instituted the camp
f the Clan-iia-Onel in Lake lew.
Stephen Calleran, laborer, was the last
witness. An attempt was made to get
a detailed statement of the proi eedings
I Lamp an. on tnemgni oi renruary oin
from him, but with poor success. The
..-) i hni i lu re is ;i division ol interest ill
l... (l.i. ,,... in the I'l-oiiiu ease, and that
senior guardian Beggs, of Camp 20, is
Having ins case luiiiiuvii-u nuiv j.v it... ... .j
it t he ot icrs was s lown to-oav.
u wli.-n witness O'Connor wa-
called to testifv in regard to the proceed
ings ill Camp ai), of the Clan-na-Oael,
Forrest, on behalf of other defendants,
had objected to the admission of O'Con
ner s testimony.
Then Foster, ot counsel lor neggs,
laid: "On liebnlf of the delendant
Beggs, wc want the record to show
that no objection is made on his
part to the introduction of this testi
mony. Beggs does not wish to impair or
infringe the rights of the other defend
ants, but his position is that he invites
the fullest and clearest investigation of
Ins connection with llie cinu-nu-uaci,
and lie does not object to the introduc-
..t'.K.i. i ,ei imoiiv. mnteri.'il ormima-
lerial, that will forward such investiga
tion, lie made tins assertion wneu uii
harge was first made, ami he repeats it
n.,u- Wliit does all t lis mean: lias
ilcuirs souealed?" was asked of Mills.
THK MARINE HAJHO WII.I. BE
Senator RaiiHom Preparing HI
Speech to lie nellverea on inai
OceitHlon-Hehool lrln at tlie
Capital That Letter iohI.
Washington, October 27, 1889.
I understand that Senator Kansom se
cured the promise of the President thai
the Marine Band should go to Fayette
ville. The secretary of the navy was
therefore, perhaps, as much surprised as
anybody else, when he found out the
band was to go. General Kansom is a
host in himself when he determines to ac
complish anything, and 1 will guarantee
no other town the size of Fayetteville m
this country ever secured this splendid
band for niiv occasion of similar im
nortanee. The Marine Land, led by Prof.
Sousa, splendidly tinuorineo, us il is,
will prove quite an attraction to our
people. This is one more evidence of the
superior tact and great influence of our
distinguished senior Senator, whose
silver-tongued oratory will charm even
more on that notable occasion than the
combined harmonies of the famous band
whose services he has secured. He has
li..en iirenaiiiiiT his speech several weeks,
and he told me recently that there was
much in the colonial history ol our ntnte
... l.n ...... .til enile.i i-nr tn memori.-ilie
ontbat day. Wc spoke, in this connection,
in high terms ol tuc recent worn oi eoi
Wm. I.. Saunders in this direction, as of
o' hers who had endeavored to save from
oblivion the brave acts of our fore
fathers. The speech will lie a masterpiece
and neither the presence of Hon. Jeffer
son Davis, nor blare of trunqiets, will
lessen the delight his well rounded
sentences, his words of wisdom and
learning, his splendid presence, his rich,
deep voice will give the audience who
know and love him for all he has done
for his and their native State.
c.A..l.;...r Mr fl.'ivis 1 s:iv .1 verv
fine portrait of him in the ante room oi
Secretary Proctor last week. It was
painted, I presume, while he was secre
tary of war, and was one ol those of the
maiiv distinguished men who have held
ti.o',,.-H'.,1iii uiiu-e the foundation of the
republic. Near Mr. Davis' portrait was
one ot Mr. Stanton.
a ......... .a' u..,m. lii.lies (mm the Salem
n i.... ... ... n --
Ae.-ii eniv are coming norinwaro on a
sight-seeing tour next week. They will
arrive in this city .Monday evening, ami
will visit the eapitol, the Smithsonian
and National museum, the Art Gallery
and Botanical gardens before leaving
Washington. Rev. J. W. L'lcwell, the
young president of the old academy, was
"here recently. He is a man of progressive
ideas and liilieves in new methods. He
is pushing the school in everyway. Ik
has the reputation of being a very accom
The secretary of war has lost the letter
i-......, ,..,wi,. Pnuli- refevrinir to the
quartering of Geronimo's band of Apaches
in North Laroltna. llie oiuciais in me
war department refuse to state what ac
tion will be taken in the case.
John Paul Jones, a nephew of Senator
Vooihees, has returned with his wife
from a visit to Ashevillc, and expresses
il,.. .I,-.. neut nibiiiration of the Land of
. . !. . , M...I . 1... : . 1... CL...
Lounse tor tne p.opic sunieo. iu im
.-,,, , s.ion. Ames replied : "We will Mr. C. T. Graudy. a young North Lar
wait and see whether the State brings
:niv eharire of irravitv against him. we
claim thev can. If they try it we will
put Beggs on the stand.
oliniaii. on the stall' ol "the Post, is travel
ing in Ins native State in the interest ot
r,,l William lohnston. ol Charlotte,
.. .i .. reeeiii caller on the President, lie-
ing introduced Dv tne tion. n. r. runups
iliiHiucHH lu lheiralu Center ur.
Inic Yesterday's Session.
i (letobee 2'). The market
oK'iicd duil and easy, held steady for
awhile and later oeeame mine- ueme ..i...
weak at declining figures, liarly trades
were about VhC. under the closing figures
of yesterday, held until nearly 11 o'clock
within ',tc. "range, but alter that broke
ir a ..- ,iV.e. with e. reaction later, and
the elosinf liirurcs were -. lower for
December and -"'kc. lower lor May than
vesterdav. The receipts trorn the noi th-
,;..... I-. .'ii-.'-rcirniim' at
nesi e.'it....." ....- --r..-- .-- "
Minneapolis and Dnluth 885 cars with
2,000 reported on track at Minneapolis.
A moderate speculative and fair ship
ping business was trunsncico in coin
Willi kc-lnig quite strong e.o i. in me ten
sion, but as the day advanced on, easier
tone was niauilcstcd. and early strength
was not maintained. The speculative
market opened firm at le.niac. above
..i....: ,rii,.G f e,-ii-riliiv. influenced
eiiinnie; ....-... .-
sonic by small receipts, was steady tor
some time, nut taieroiiei ings wc-ie- mi
due to weakness in wheat and the
bright clearing weather, became quiet
and closed a shade lowerthan yesterday.
Oats were stronger and although the
volume of transactions was light and
lieloev the nvcrane. prices ranged higher.
Not much tne was exiuiuieu m i.ie
pork. Local manufacturers were inclined
i., alitor Novemlier and lanuary de
livery, and prices declined 20e.a2iic. on
the former nun i vac. on me- i.me. . ..e...
Iier was in some request from short in
terest and prices ruled 15e.ii 25c. higher,
i ..-a ...u firmer but tradiuif was
within very moderate limits. Shorts
were anxious to purchase n few lots for
October delivery, and the ojiening sides
were mude at 15c. advance, followed by
further appreciations of 10c. Later re
......il anl nriepu reaelled 20c.
HLkli'ii ueeui.. .. f
Other deliveries were quiei mm inieeo
ruled 2Vjc.u5c. higher.
Short rins were ncgiccicu mm ummif
was unusually light, prices exnuineu
very little change.
West Side park Races
MICHAEL OAVITT TALKS.
Nashville, October 29. Kail meeting
at West Side Park began to-day. The
......... !..... ... ...no nv.er ' IKlli! trHckslll?ht-
Heeeiiii.ii.ee ,....... , r.
ly heavv and racing good.
f irst race nve iuriuiij;. inn
ton won, Deer Lorie second, Tom Hood
third. Time 1.06 Va.
o .i n.. iioiil.i fillica two vertr
olds; four furlongs: Ophelia won, Jes
Dark Secret third. Time
ti,;j ra.v ie mile- Hirt k lav won.
ville- tt second. Irish Dan third. Time
'iA r..iu. tw e-enr olds: five fur-
I win e. me .. .. .. ,, .
longs: Milton won, Bally Hon second.
.u;j Ti,r... 1 nuii
ATlllie-i eini ei. ....e - .
Filth race six furlongs: blsie B. won.
ltuekler Hreoiul. Dutclunun third. Time
He uefends the clan-na-Ciael and
the Land Leattue.
I.oMion. Octolier 29 Michael Davitt
resumed his address before the Parnell
commission to-day. He rclerred to tne
action of the Chicago convention, as dis
proving the assertion mat tne l lan-na
......1 ... , d ...... .fillv .nllieH evilh the leairue
Tl... n..,lw...c ..fll'ie .'irtieles on "Parnell
ism and Crime," which were printed in
the London Times, he said, were wilfully
: 1 .....1 .r.i,..lrl rnmtntions from
lllCiieeu iiii.i ri". ...-.
:...,n ii.itu'ra He fidnntted that the
nine i ie '.(" - - - .
expressions of some speakers at Chicago
were hitter nginnsr I'.ngiauu, one mc c. in
vention was held during a period when
the league was under the ban of sup
pression; when a number of prominent
members of the Parncllile party were in
prison, and when fiiree had crushed out
eOllSlUUUOn.il move-mem. .....
ers were laboring under greatexeitcment.
"Parnellism and crime," n liarscatechisni,
distorted everything relating to the
M.....u,oe ,,1'thp Irish in America. He
instanced as baseless lies, the statement
i hut he met the chiefs ot the American
assassination party while in the Cnited
States, and consented wiimneni iu mi in
an Irish federation, and that Parnell as
sisted in this scheme. He, I Davitt. I had
often repudiated the policy of revenge,
advocated bv the extremists ill America.
Davitt also 'said, that many erroneous
reports were current, respecting the
Clan-na-t'i.'iel, which organization, he
said, was not an assassination society,
...,r mm-e n secret society than was
the order of Free Masons in Great
Britain. , , A.
I... ..: . ...ulr .if .,-e;,l tenirth noon the
UU viee ,i v e i, . r,. r.---
siK-ial condition of Ireland, to show that
the Agrarian outrages commuted irom
1K79 to 1NH2 were due to the social con
ditions of the country, and to economic
causes, and not to his teaching or to the
i. ... iia ian leflfTiip. ne Kinetrei enue
he organized the league with the object
of abolishing landlordism, i ms, iic nem,
..Uri'....,lv letri.1 nud constitutional
end to work for. The'means employed
were constitutional. He denied tnattne
Irish town meeting at which tne league
. ,c ui-.rt.-rl was orLranized bv the
Fenians with an ulteiior object. Many
of those present at the meeting were
Fenians, but they only acted as farmers
and radical land reformers.
Its work Adapting the church to
the Needs ol tne Aice
While the general convention of the
lipiscopal church at its recent session did
not attempt much important legislation,
still in what was done there is evidence
that it recognizes the necessityj ol adapt
ing itself to tne necus oi encm,e, ......
tlie way is being prepared for the advent
of an important epoch in the history ol
The proposal for a new canon on mar
riage and divorce was warmly discussed;
but, unfortunately, the subject was post
poned until the meeting ot the next con
vention, not because of any hesitation
which the church might have had on the
question of making the marriage tie
more binding-as its position on that
question is unassailable but because the
canon was encumbered with matter
of a questionable character,' such us the
degrees of "affinity." The ventilation ol
the subject, however, wil' - ulunbtedly
have aiiefT et in making clergymen more
cautious in marrying people compara
tively unknown tothem.and more anxious
to use their influence in an effort to resist
the tendency of the age to relax the obb
.r..i;...,u ..I Ylie tnntriinollial tie.
' ti, ,,,i..uiion of ehanL'iiie.' the system ol
reuresciitution in the convention was
r . . .1.. :, I. ... ......Ilier
sent liaeK to tne eounniLiee- m.
report three years hence ; but the drilt ol
the debate suggested that when action
shall be taken the proposed end will be
reached bv tne division oi ine- nmeeaes.
iwinn-ie with Archbishonsat their
head, and with less frequent meetings ot
the general convention, i ins wuum en.
.In. ...ilerimr ee-.-rli'e of the reconstruction
of church polity; anil the readjustment
'i 1.1 1... t:i...l.-,. Iintur
'letermiucd upon wmim ue . "....
,1 ,,v,.,Lii,,n into closer touch with
the people by giving them more adequate
representation ami recogiuenni.
The changes adopted in the prayer
book mav not at first sight be supposed
to have an interest to the secular mind;
yet they arc significant of the trend ot
modern religious thought. While the
.....:.. i..Ib in use in the Annlican Com
munion before the Reformation, or those
of Koine that have been compiled since
,i lme-e nil almost inexliauslibli
variety, the American prayer book makes
little provision for the demand of human
r..r e-,iiiet v and chaiiL'e. When it
f.,i in imlcd the mlcllectuai con
i t ions of society were in uicir nii.uie i .
i i, r.. no tiewsiiaucrs. and hut lew
t,.u,ka This state ol atlatrs has been ail
Imiiired. and only bv hlurgicalelaslicily
and by giving greater opportunity lor
the exercise ot pulpit vigor, can ii ue ex
i.. I,,, Id the attention of restless
nervous people, and make the church an
-i,l ,,,! ol intel eeiuai oiouie-ss .inn
t -u..;i;.i ;wlv:i1ii-enu-nt.
After all. however, the most hopeful
characteristic of the convention was its
evident ea'crness to use every legitimate
IlietllOd ttiai IIUKIH SUeilK.'"e ee..
. . .1.. . .i ..... ,.1 .-mil make the laws ot
justice, of honesty and of lair dealing the
laws ot every-day inc. i ne loice oi nu-
dition and ot ecclesiastical precedent long
kept the Anglican church troin identify
ing itself with moral and social reforms.
- l.,........er it fins ils lniilds. its
.MIW, ll,.,eei, ....w n- . .
Lr.,ti,erlinoils itRteir.ucancenud friendly
societies, and its social aeiineuous, .m
of these agencies aiming to elevate hu
manity. So, also, the lipiscopal church
is beginning to speak out boldly and
Icarlesslv on questions wiueii rc-i.ii.c- m
the politicul lile of the Commonwealth.
.... 1 i. .,.-.,, .... ,,t" Itklum
1 ne uiuell-ci leiemev. oe. ....... -.
p.. to.r , -.n t lie nee.'ision of the Centennial
celebration in New York showed that the
leaders ol the church had at lengui come
LO reail.e time, vt.e.iwi.e r.....
tare of the partisan, they could protest
against vicious and corrupt conduct and
low standards of political nn rainy.
And so (lie bishops in their pastoral let
ter were caretul to point out that official
place in morals and in politics is not the
prize won bv a vulgar selfishness, nor the
refuge of patronized incompetence, nor
.1... I.'irter O-'iee Ortimiscd .'lll'l liajll
for political influence, but the place in
which a righteous man may serve his
fellow-men and advance the reputable in-i.-n-ei.nl
bis country. When a church
thus identifies itself with the nuns ol true
citizenship, and pleads also lor the re
eiienilion of the influence of kindness,
justice and loving manliness, it is per-
lonning functions which must ol necessity
help to bring about the beneficent ideals
ol hie and actum.
A Veueralile Minister and a I'seful
Citizen Oles Sutiueiuv, Alter
Loiik Years of Service In Hie
Cause of Man and the tiospel.
We are indebted to Mr. C. K. Friek for
the following sad and startling informa
Ri TUHKHOHDTox, N. C, October 29.
Special. While trying two white men
;ind two colored men lor assault and nai
lery, the Rev. Carter Burnett, mayor ot
this place, fell to the floor unconscious
with heart failure. Medical assistance
was summoned and Mr. Burnett rallied
for a short time, but died in two hours
from the seizure, lie wasabout seventy
five years old, anil in addition to mayor,
had been a justice of the ieace, chair
man ot the county board of education,
sieee-iinl nml local nreacher in the Metho
dist church for a number of years. He
was a resident of the town tor forty-five
years. He leaves a widow.
CHAK;EI WITH JIl KllKK.
A SUDDEN DEATH.
. Col. J. n. Hteele Convicted of A-
M AVOR OF RVTHERFORB1 ON - BauM ald BaMerv.
I- ATALLV BTRHKIVB.
Parties Arrested for the l.yiicIiiiiK
of Moliert Herrier.
Li-xtxc.ToN. N. C, October 2K. Twenty-six
parties have Ix'tn arrested for al
iened participation in the lynching of
Kobbcrt Herrier, and the preliminary ex
amination began before Judge Phillips
to-dav at 12 o'clock.
SheriT Leonard, of Davidson COUlltV.
received late Saturday night 32 bench
warrants, issued by Judge Phillips, for
the arrest of the supposed lynchers, lie
immediately summoned a large party of
the citizens of this place and Tliomasville
to assist him ill making the arrests, and
up to 7 o'clock Sunday evening there had
been eighteen or twenty men arrested
and brought to town charged with mur
der. The prisoners first arrested were
committed to jail; but on the arrival of
Judge Phillips and Solicitor Long, the
ludge ordered all ot tlicm iirougnt ociore
him in the court House aiiout tnrec
o'clock where he told them that he had
been sent here to thoroughly investigate
this lynching case, and to sec that Un
laws of North Carolina were enforced
and respected, and that the guilty be
brought to punishment; and while he
was determined that this should bedoue.
vet he did not intend to he arbitrary or
oppressive to the men arrested. They,
he said, should have a speedy trial and a
fair and patient hearing, t
livery one should have time to gel his
witnesses, consult counsel, etc. He then
ordered that alljlhe prisoners here now,
and those that may be brought in during
the niirht be kent in the court house in
stead of the jail, and he swore iu a guard
to keep them safely until Monday morning-
Up to ten o'clock tlusmorning.tivenly
fivc had been arrested, and the sheriff in
formed tne he thought he would finally
arrest all the thirty-two, with the ex
ception of two who, he thought had left
The following are the names of th isc
:tr. ..ut..l -
A. C. Wood, P.. C. Goblc, John Wood,
Bentlv Hunt, McDufl Karalicl, Henry
Fritz, lohn Wilson, C. A. Haneo, Ilcn-
,L,..,.ililwi-ir I. dm ("raver. IclT Craver.
J. N. Craver J. X. Myers, Charles Swiel-
good, William lavmgood, navm iuyers,
Will Mvers, Hamilton Sink, David Wock,
Julius Willong. Plunk 1-aviels, Joe.
Sowers, All. Green, John farabec, Koyai
Promptly at twelve o'clock to-day
Judge Phillips opened his court for the
I....I ..I tlie ."ice The court
house was densely packed with jK-ople,
. . .1.-,. . .- i.. a.,.l Tl.
Illll till UCSl Ol ortiei (lie- .oieei. . ue
sheriff reported as executed twenty-six
warrants on tne panics, kooouis aim
Kaper and S. E. Williams apiiear for the
prisoners, ooiicinn e.'mj; jiiiioeeiieni.
The court t -ok a recess at nan past one
o'clock to enable the Solicitor to get his
The court met as r adjournment at
two o'clock, and the examination ol
witnesscss for the State commenced. I'p
to seven o'clock p. in., some ten or twelve
.,....!. ti.nl tieen ev.-illlilied. There is
dauiaging evidence against several of the
The investigation is still going on, mid
as there are still many witnesses to ex
amine, the result eaniiol be foreshad
owed at this lime.
COXCKVrRATlON OK WEALTH
Much interest was manifested yester
day in the trial of Col. Steele, charged
with assault and battery committed
on the ierson of Joseph Weaver. The
circumstances developed were as follows:
The owner of battery Park Hotel had
adopted certain rules, which the city al
derman had incorporated into their or
dinances. One of these rules forbade cer
tain men engaged in the livery business,
from entering the building. Weaver had
been notified of this rule, but persisted
in going lo the hotel to solicit patronage.
On one occasion Col. Steele finding Wea
ver on the stoop ordered him away, and
butting his hand on his arm, without
much force pushed him down the steps.
Xo injury was done, but Col. Steele was
found guilty of assault and battery. The
court charged that Weaver had a right
to enter a hotel, even airamst the will ol
the proprietor, for the purpose of trans
acting his lawful business, ( iu this case
he went to collect a bill from a guest I
and to remain there so long as might be
reasonably necessary, provided he com
mitted no act of annoyance to any guests
of the hotel, or of any other persons en
titled to be there. Therefore unless the
ury found that he remained an unreason
able length of time, or committed some
act of nuisance or annoyance, that Col'
Steele had no right to order him off, nor
to expel him. The jury had the case but
a short time, when they gave a verdict as
The next case of interest was that
against Henry Hrvrin, charged with
bribery and corruption in the municipal
election of May last. After some time
consumed in challenging, a jury was ob
tained, when the counsel for the defense
submitted three motions to quash the in
dictment, pending the argument ol which
the court adjourned until this morning,
thejury meanwhile being in charge of
officer Stepp, who has orders to provide
them with comfortable quarters.
HI N OVER BY THE TRAIN.
YANKEE EDITOR Rl"N8
JOKE ON THE WORLD.
II Is Hetter to be Horn Lucky
IlKNUKKSONVILLIi, N. C, I
October 29, 1SS9. I
Editor Citizen: About three months
ago Mr. M. Sherman, of Hickory. N C,
came to our town and engaged in busi
ness. Several days after his arrival, see
ing a neighbor wno nceucii a snum
amount of money, Mr. Sherman advanced
him the amount needed, on u small tract
of mountain land, which the owner had
misiieeessfullv trvitur to sell for sev
eral weeks, and in a week or two after
wards boimht the land, paying tne price
asked. This was before Mr. Sherman had
seen the land. One day last week he
drove out to sec what kind ot purennse
he had made, and while investigating the
soil, tiinlK-r, ctc.,hewnsfortunateeiiotigh
to make a verv valuable find in the shape
4 I., :il ... ........ .,i.il'0 fk Gl,r.
vey of his purchase, and procure a good
mineralogist, to make a thorough exnm-
... ,.ii., it the siieciinens
lUUllOII. I" ...-.eei...
found will justify further outlay towards
the development of the mine. Mr. Davies,
who has an interest in the property, has
pronounced the specimen genuine copper,
I .......... inleltiirent eltl-
anuseveiai ,n inn ........
.- :.. ttiiu ..i.iniim.
ze-us e-eine m in .... "i-
. . i .. :.. l...,.l....r allnnt.v
.ll. I. I .' . J" ", -IT- -
i ...i... ,..:n u em,,l,,e-eil to investicnte
ne-ic, wiiw in ...-.. -
the title, and who has seen the Duck-
. cm t-s t it-re IS HO OOI1UL oui
that the ore is as rich as that ol the
ucmve u.i.i.e.i ......... . .
e- i-...,,. r,il T. L. Climr-
1UUI nm ilium"" - ----c
man will in all probability lie asked lo
come over and give his opinion as to the
value of this property,
i i..,,i tiw ..i,.-ieii.-.- on vesterdav ot
meeting Mr. Kolfe, lornierly of Tun Citi-
'.0U.e-o..,ei iVtnlier 20. Attorney
General Miller' to-dav appointed the fol
lowing assistant i nuco oi.ucs uisime
nttornevs: Kzra P. Axwell for the north
ern district of Florida; Lionel W'. Day
for the northern and middle districts oi
Alabama. i meeting Mr. none, iormri ...r.
Secretary Noble, under date of Octolier ZESt who came down in the interest ot
. i i... in..r,il . . . . .....l ...I,., ee-ill write un our
O, liaS WnelCIl U lOUg leeiei ... e.e. lnC l.e IIIOC I ill, uuu i. ' l ;
Faii-child, chairman of the Cherokee ! town i R0fcitn style. His report will
in orLieh virtlinllv MTVCS U..lV.re relei llie llf SavillC atlVtlling
I euitlllliai1'". ..... -- e.ie. ei... v . - - - -
... ..1.. U,.. Im-igI-H ...
1 nOUCt T UJKHI luvuc men nuv i.u.v .e....w.
Rapid nevelopinenl of Million
aires in Our Country.
There is no country in the world in
which individual fortunes have reached
the colossal proportions which they ha ve
in this country within the past quarter
of a century. Tw nty-hve years ago
millionaires were as few and far between
as civil service Republicans are now,
and a man ot several millions would
1..,,... nrnvert II I'liriositV tll,'lt WOlllll liaVC
made the fortune of a showman. Now
thev are counted by the hundreds, tlteir
fortunes raiiL'ing from .20(1,(11111,11110
down into the single million. A one-
millionaire don't amount to much among
the moncv-worshippcrs these days. A
m.nn must be able to count bis several I
millions to do that. The men who can 1
count their one million or more are nearly
nil on the other side ot the line. 1 Here 1
are verv tew of them in the hi nun, ami u
is something, erhaps, upon which the
South is to be cougraiiu.ueo.
Looking at these immense tortunes
which have been accumulated within
such a short period, the question natu
rally occurs now couiu llicy II. lee- neeii
accumulated? What combination ot
circumstances could havemadethem pos
sible? There are several ways to ac
count for some of them, several answers
to these questions, but the princinai rea-
... .- 1 :.. .1... n....11....u
ClltlS Will be lOUlIU III me" in. 11 ,e......o
growth and development of the country,
with the proportionate enhancement in
the values of real estate and other prop
erties and the rapid extension of the
railroad systems that span the country
in all directions.
Hack nouicherty, of Runcombe,
Killed at Chatlauooica.
Mack Domrhcrtv, a son of Silas
Dougherty, who lives at Black Moun
tain, iu this couutv, was run over by a
train on the Cincinnati Southern railroad
at Chattanooga, 011 Saturday night last,
and died from the injuries received, on
Sunday morning. At the time of the acci
dent he was employed as a fireman on
the Lookout Mountain railroad. We
have seen no particulars of the accident
except that Dougherty was lying on tht
track of the Cincinnati Southern road,
and the train passed over him. A tele
gram was sent to his father at Black
Mountain, notifying him of his death,
and that his remains would lie shipped
home, and they passed through the city
vesterdav on the castbound train. He
was a single man, and had not been long
in the employ of the Lookout Mountain
"A NilCllt Off,"
Has been looked forward to with much
promise of pleasure, and to-night is the
"Night On;" fortius is the night. Since
we last called attention to the play, the
company has performed at Wilmington,
and there, as elsewhere, had full and de
lighted houses. We take the following
from the Buffalo Courier:
A v;.,lit (ItV" w.-is ii-reatlv enioved at
the Academv of Music last evening by a
large audience. This delightful comedy.
adapted from the German by Augustin
li..l.. lo ...... nt' the liriirhtest mid most in
genious pieces of its kind in the modern
.1 .nli.. rei.ert.iire ("lever in lllot.
simple in structiircexhilaratingin humor
it is a tiling 01 ncaiuy .1110 joy nn
ever." One can relish its diverting cpi-
zcsi. The audience last night, time and
time again, fairly exploded with laughter.
allll tlie SalllC Slglll Will OOUHLie-ss nc evie
uessed every evening during the week."
KI.IZ11I lit THE THROAT.
MOre TSieil Ol IOC BCm I nOUC-V Ujn.ll euee.v ...e..
... r.. 1 l, 011 Th from the Indians lands within what is
ri....A..t...-.o. .....:-ee...r. lh .-Cherokee outlet." that
I'lidfiner iieorina liuik, iu mm ...
ur:im;n.rr.in M r ivnorts lost
ll t;in ii 11 in ii ,.' - 1
boat and split sails during the passage.
. . . . 1 1 . . . 1- .. . 1 .. .U ........
tin llCtOOer 0111, emsse-ei a. i,w,ie. , -
K. Rosaline from Savan-iah for Provi
dence, watter logged and abandoned in
latitude 34.38 longii ude 74 50. Fifty feet
of her main mast and forty feet of mizien
mast were standing. Capt. of Clark
says he whould have bonrded the Rosa
line and set her on fire, but be had no
I. 1 1 . ' 1 I" -- ...w . -. - .
i,o,. miwt vnente these lands with their
nriiiiertv on 01 before the 1st of June,
r ! , . 1 :.. 1
next, tniS liaic oeing loee-ei m umei ......
they mav escape without injury or suf
fering for their cattle. The cattle men
referred to are organized into what is
called the Cherokee live stock association.
more at present.
Relics of the samoan Hurricane.
San Francisco, October 29,-The I'm
ted States storeship Monongahela. which
arrived yesterday from Samoa, brought
the remains of Capt. C. M.Schoonmaker,
of the Cnited States man of war Van
dalia, who was drowned 111 the great
storm of March 16. She also bi ought
.1.. a ..... ol the men ot war
, Llie e;um nei e .. i . . - .-
Mr. P. J. Sinclair, of the Marion lmr.j Vandulia and Trenton which were
was in the city yesterday. 1 wrecked at the same time.
Fatal Railroad Collision.
CiH NCiL Hu ffs. Iowa, October 2'.).
The Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul
east bound express collided with the west
bound freight train near this city last
night. The engines te.escoiK-d. and the
express, baggage and smoker were
burned. James mm, tne engineer on i.
passenger, wns killed, and an Italian
named Ansogolia was burned in the
wreck. Four railroad employes were in
jured, but not seriously. The engineer
man on the passenger jumjied before the I
trains came loe;e-iiiei, ,n.u es...t. ...
few bruises. It is said the passenger train
Hud orders to stoo at Greendale, but the
order was disregarded and the collision
The Hrutal Conduct of a Neitro in
Ralukiii, N, C, October 2!). In Mar
tin countv three small white children
were playing in the road ill front of the
residence' of Harry Brown, their grand
father. A negro m.iu passed and with
out provocation seized a three-year-old
child bv the throat, severely choking it
and struck it in the face with his fist.
The aged grandfathcrrushed to the rescue
when the negro released the latter and
attacked him with a rail. The father of
the children came upon the scene. The
I negro st ruck him with the rail on the side
l..r tin- fni. literally tenrinir awav the
eheck and exnosing the jaw teeth. 1 lie
ne.rro was arrested bv Sim Burnett,
......,n iciu-iii-r. wir 1 n oosse. iiucr a
desneratc resistance and lodged in Wil-
i:...., .... i.iil The neirro nt hrst seemed
11. mine. J.". .--r.- , 7 '
to be under tne uinuence 01 uquor, uiu
npiK-ared jierfcctly sober at the time of
1.:.. ...nwi Tlimitrh there is such terrible
1113 111...... ...
provocation 110 desperate action was
. . 1 u.. .1 tl. I..... ...ill Le
L.IKCII o ene: eiei.-en, ...i. ..i. ..... .....
resorted to to vindicate the outrage.
A Mranxe Accident.
Kalkh-.u, X. C, Octolier 29. A rc-
...b..l,lo neei.lent oeeiirred in Richmond
county dav Ixfore yesterday, by which
Latvia J. v line lose ins me. ne- wiia in
the second story of a building feeding a
.,.t.-.n ee-hieh w-ns run bv steam
power, when the boiler exploded. The
force of the explosion lifted the engine
I l...ll..r ee..i.,liimv fi (100 OOllllds. Ulld
UIHI ....i.e., - r
situated sixty-five feet from the building,
orove ein..... . a
drove it beyond, landed it upon tne noor
......,l.tt,.li. na il it hurl lwn Hone bv
it .iiiii)... ... -. " .. .- -
hand, leaving the spot where it stood as
clean as if swept with a broom. Mr.
White wns stricken and almost instantly
killed. His body was horribly mangled.
He was fifty years of age, and leaves a
widow and several children.
Scientists Blade to Relieve That
the Moon was Not Made of Green
Cheese, Hut a Very Lively Planet,
Filled With intelllicent IlelliS.
Mr. M. Y. Beach, of the State of Xew
York, is in the city, having brought his
wife some weeks ago for treatment in the
sanitarium of Dr. von Ruck. Mr. Beach
is a journalist, and a very bright one.
His name struck our ear with a familiar
ring, and upon inquiry we found he was
a grandson of Moses Y. Beach, an edi-
itor of distinction in the city of New
York away back in the thirties, publish
ing a daily, the name of which escapes us.
But the name recalled what made a deep
impression upon our boyish credulity,
when the elder Beach originated the fu
mous Moon Hoax, the most perfect ore
ever perpetrated in America.
We cannot recall the exact year; but it
was made famous to science by the com
nletion. bv Sir lohn Herschell. of the
largest and finest telescope that had ever
been made up to that period. 1 he con
structor had unbounded faith in its
strength and believed through its great
magnifying power he would mane sucn
discoveries as would astound the world
and solve many mysteries in the plane
tary bodies. Scientists partook of his
faith, and it was determined that he
should be sent to the Cape of Good Hoie
to make obscrvationsin the brilliant aim
unclouded sky of the Southern hemis
phere. And so he embarked with his tel
escope and safely reached his desti
So far it was all veritable history. And
the fact was known to all the civilized
world that the famous astronomer had
gone abroad with his giant telescoix.-,
:ind marvellous things might be ex
In those days there were no steam
shins, no submarine telegraph lines. The
sailing ship was the universal vehicle on
the sea. Xow.u vessel homeward bound
from China or British India, and stop
ping at the Cape on the way, as many of
them did for supplies or repairs,
wasquite as apt to make the
run as quick from the Cape to
New York, if so bound, as one from
the Cape to London; and it might
not be unreasonable that the latter
might receive by way of the former its
Asiatic and South African news sooner
than by vessels sailing direct.
This was the hint on which Mr. beach
acted. He, as well as all intelligent
Americans, knew of Hc-scheH's expedi
tion and its objects, and he was on the
qui vive for something marvellous. Sud
denly it occurred to his lively imagina
tion that he would forestall the official
reports of the astronomer and appease
the impatience of the cxiectant world.
One morning, just after the arrival of a
ship which possibly had touched at the
Cape, his paper came out with flaming
headings, announcing the reception of a
reuort received from the Cape giving a
fuK dccount'of the unexampled powers of
the new telescope. Sir John Herschell had
set it up where it commanded the whole
heavens. I Ie had turned it upon the full
moon, and what a revelation! That orb,
shining by reflected light, adjudged by all
previous observation to lie without at
mosphere, without water, without vege
tation, without animal life, was brought
within forty miles, and what a change
met the eye ! the dead planet had sprung
into life, sens rolled their waves and beat
against the shores of continents, those
continents were refreshed und interlaced
with numerous flowing rivers, the land
was clothed in luxuriant forest, or else
opened up to skillful cultivation, habita
tions could be seen and their forms de
fined, but the power of the instrument did
not suffice to reveal the presence of ani
mal file. But where there were houses
there must be intelligent beings to have
built and occupy t hem; where there were
fields, there must lie lieasts to cultivate
them. And so it was safe to announce
that another world, filled with immortal
creatures, was in a state of being not un
like our own ; and il in the moon, then in
other planets that roll their courses
through the heavens.
The details of the lunar discoveries
were given without extravagance, in fact
with a moderation that bespoke their
authenticity. The vrnisemblatwe was
complete. The common reader and the
scientific man were alike deceived. Was
it not what had been predicted of the
Herschell telescope? England swallowed
the hoax as greedily as did the United
States; more so perhaps, because it wus
an English discovery.
Mr. Beach enioved his triumph for a
much lomrer time than he could do now
adays, where steamship and telegraph
could trip him up in a few days or hours ;
and when the truth at last came out, the
world joined in a hearty laugh at the in
genuity nnd success of the tnnrvelous
There was an unusually large crowd
of people in the city yesterday, drawn
thither bv the session of the criminal
court and the large sales of tobacco at
occurred about a mile beyond that place, the warehouses.
Hou. Dan Vooihees has left for Wash
ington City. He intended to have gone
to Cresar's Head this week, but some ill
advised weather prophet frightened hnn
by predictions of bad weather, because
it was somewhat cloudy and gloomy
looking on Sunday, whereas the weather
was never more beautiful at this season
of the year than now.
Marringe licenses were issued yester
day as follows: V. B. Merritt, of
Orange county, and Mary J. Brown, of
Buncombe; R. A. Parker and Sue S. Bar
rett, both of Buncombe.
The Alliance warehouse told 7,000
pounds of tobacco at their last tale at an
average of $16.66 per hundred.