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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1889.
THE CR0N1N TRIAL.
THK O'CONNORS 8EKJI
HDI.l) THE STAN1I.
It Looks uh If Some Testimony
Might be ComiiiK in Tlial Will
Fix Some Responsibility
HeKKH, Senior Guardian.
Chicago, October 3(1. At the ocuiiig
ol the court in the Cronin trial this nfter
110011, the State's attorney Longcnecker
nsked for an attachment for lid ward
Spellman, of Peoria, III., a district officer
of the Clan na-Gael. Longenecker saiil
that Spellman had been served with a
subpiL-na, am! had agreed to eoine when
.called for. Two telegrams had been sent
to him, but he had not responded. The
.attachment was ordered issued.
The first witness sworn was Dennis
O'Connor. He testified that he was a
member of C.-tinp 20, Clan-na-Oael. At n
meeting of the Camp, February 8th, last,
the witnefiB said he heard Thos. O'Con
nor state that he had heard read in Or.
Cronin's Camp the minority report of
the committee to try the executive body
of the order. The names of the members
of the executive body were not mentioned
and the witness said he never knew who
composed the triangle. Then it was
voted to appoint a committee to go up
to the Cronin Camp and investigate the
matter of the minority report which
Cronin had read. Mis cross-examination
elicited nothing new.
Stephen Colleran, who was on the
stand at the time ol the adjournment of
the court last evening, was recalled, and
after answering a few unimportant ques
tions from the State, was turned over to
the defense for cross-examination. It
ileveloed nothing of interest.
Patrick Nolan, financial secretary of
Camp 20, produced his record book, and
from it testified as to the members borne
,bv Coughlin, Cooney, O'Snllivan, Hcggs
.i,'d Burke, all ol whom, except Cooney,
.are flow on trial. The witness further
testified that he was present at the meet
ing of the Camp on the night of May 3,
Xiic day preceding Dr. Cronin's death;
that Keggs presided ; that there was a
.call for the report ofthe secret committee
appointed on February H; and that
iHeggc replied that the committee was to
report to Jiim alone. The witness said
that on the .Sunday following Cronin's
disappearance lie met llurke and Cooney
about 5 o'clock in the afternoon in a
saloon. This was hetore the witness
knew of Cronin's disappearance. They
went to another saloon and played cards
for a couple ol hours.
The next witness was Capt. Thos. F.
O'Connor, the man who created the ex
citement in Camp 20on the night of Fcb
rurarv H, by saying that he had heard
read in Cronin's Camp the report of the
committee that tried the triangle.
O'Connor said that Andrew Foy was
the first man to speak that night. Foy
inrose in his place in the camp and ad
.drepd the senior guardian, and stated
thafh arose under a terrible strain;
that after the disclosures of LeCaron in
London. Hie organization as an organi
sation was no more; that there were tour
British spies intheorganization.andthat
it should be reorganized, and every one
tjiat was in the organization who had
the lightest taint or suspicion attached
to him, should lc expelled. When he got
through 1 arose to my feet and stated
that 1 was not at all surprised at hearing
the gentleman talk as he had done; that
1 knew by positive information that the
organization was run by a parcel ol
rogues, known as our executive body;
that they had squandered our funds, even
to tlw extent of $100,000, and not only
that, but that thev sent our best men
across to England' to have them put be
Jiind the bars. Ad now 1 state posi
tively that LeCaron was an agent ol our
executive board, and received pay from
At that moment was interrupted by
two or three brothers with a demand to
tell where I got my information. I did
not like the first brother who spoke to
me, and I said: "You demand nothing."
Then there were two or tnree other
brothers that demanded to know where
1 got niv information, and there was a
general "uproar at the time. Sol turned
ground to the senior guardian and said
ioliim; ,. . ; ,
"If tUp senior guardian demands ot me
where 1 got my information 1 will tell
He did not say anything. Then there
was some more uproar, I turned a sec
ond time and third time and said, if the
senior guardian would demand of me
where f (t itiv information I would tell
him. Then stated I had heard a tcrri
Me report of the .entire (rial committee
jr. Buffalo, atd that I had also seen a
svritten report, 300 pages of close writ
ten long hand about the trial, and that I
was iositive of mv statement.
At that instant Daniel Coughlin, fl
member of tilt? camp, arose to his feet
and laid :
"Mr. Guardian I move you that a se
cret committee of three be appointed to
find eutthesourceof Captain O'Connor's
These were his words, men uicrri
was omc one eUe on his feet, and the
senior guardian rapped the camp to or
der as it was such a tumultuous time
i'h turmoil, and somebody .spoke and
he aid, "I will hear no more on this sub
ject and J will appoint the committee."
Question Who was the senior guar
dian at this time?"
Answer "John Ikggs."
On cross examination, Lapt. 0 Connor
paid that he did not say in his speech on
Jtiruary 8 that Dr. Cronin lead the
report !" the trial of the triangle, nor did
he say in what camp it was read. He
said that after he was subpoenaed, to Bu
lbar before the coroner's jury, he met
Beggs and asked him if he should disclose
the secrKs of the organization. Beggs
told him to go ahead, as they were al
ready public proiicrty. Witness said that
they had heard of "the inner circle" as
applied to the executive body, but never
jn connection witu lnuivmuui .!
Capt. O'Connor said he had been at work
on the Cronin case without pay up to
.September 26, when he was appointed as
wii a re-direct examination, the fact
wa brought out that there were five or
six members in Camp 20 present when
made his speech of February
w7. Vr to the Triangle
1 ine OIIICI lump wmn
trial was given, pnd were therefore i Coi.vmhia, S. C. October 30.-Ex-Gov.
cognizant ot the Iw'ts ns to the john Lawrence "Manning, ot South Caro
camu in which it was given and lin(1) Bt one time one of the wealthiest
who gave it. He explained that it was a I pianters in the South, died at his home in
in tnePtherca,nPhcn tn; "P0"1 was
made. That report, he said, was made
by the late Pr. Cronin in his (Cronin si
';,,. liMhaeaucntlv, Cronin showed wit -
lleru :ti was Henrv Owen
verbal, not a written lepun. i w
...... .... - ., .
,.w.,.r member Ol tumil u. i it- uct
scribed tte procei K hrimrinout
woruary o u ... - - . "
; ing, however, he said Dan Coughlin came
up to him, and said tnatiniorination nan
been received in Chicago to theell'eet that
a confederate of Le Caron was in the or
ganization, and indications pointed to
Dr. Cronin, as the man. Witness stop
ped him at that point.
Police officer ohn M. Collins was then
called to the witness chair, lie testified
that he had been a member ol Lamp JO.
He said that at the reunion meeting on
February 22, Dick Powers and Pat Me
Garrv made sjieeches denouncing the
triangle. Then Beggs said that this
tirade against the triangle, and Alexan
der Sullivan had many friends. Collins'
description of the meeting of February S
failed to bring out anything new.
Patrick McGarry, senior guardian ol
the Clun-na-Gael camp in Lake View,
instituted by Dr.Cronin.and ofwhich Dr.
Cronin was a member, was the next wit
ness. He told the story of the reunion
meeting of February 22, without adding
any ma erial information, and then told
of a visit he made to the house of O'Snl
livan on the Sunday following Dr.
Cronin's death. He there questioned
O'Sulliv.in very closely about hiscontract
with Dr. Cronin to treat his men in case
of accident, and described the twitching
of O'Sullivan's moustache. The couri
then adjourned till to-morrow.
Tliey Must Not be nlstrltauted in
Washington, October 30. I he Star
to-night savs: "The civil service com
mission have decided to ask the district
attorney to prosecute .ill persons con
cerned ill the preparation and distrihu
tion ofthe political assessment circular
recently sent by the Old Dominion Repub
lican league to Virginians in the govern
ment service. Those persons, not ein
ployeg ofthe government, wjll be prose
cuted under section twelve of the civil
service act, which provides that no per
son shall in any government building
solicit or receive contributions for any
political purpose. The commission held
that a person not connected with the
government in any way may ask for and
receive money from governmcntemplovo
for political purposes anywhere except
in a government building ; but that
where the occurrence takes place on gov
ernment property, or where letters arc
sent to government buildings, those con
cerned arc liable to prosecution. It is
also proposed to prosecute Messrs.
F.lam, Gadwin and Vcrser, who are gov
ernment employes under section eleven ot
the act which piohibits all pcisonsdraw
ing compensation from the I'nited States
from being in any manner connected with
A TKAIH DITCHKII.
The Sidebars ofthe Engine Break
No One Killed.
Toi.uim, Ohio, October 30 The west
bound last! train oni the Lake Shore,
known as the limited No. 1, was thrown
into a ditch about (i o'clock this morn
,, , ,,. . i. i .i
ing, near a station caueo .vawawa, ino.,
on the air line. While the train was run
ning at its usual high speed, the sidebars
on the engine broke, and the separated
parts, in Hying round, so damaged the
track as to" derail the trucks of the for
ward car. This, in turn, pulled other
cars off the track until three cars, with
the engine, went into the ditch. The en
gine v.as damaged somewhat, and the
trucks of the derailed cars were smashed
up, the cars themselves escaping with
lighter damage. The track was badly
blocked, and it will require the greater
portion of to-day to clear up the wreck
age. The only personal injuries sus
tained were bv a passenger, name un
known, who was bruised a little. The
train was composed wholly of sleeping
cars and a combination car. no coaches
being in its make up, which tact may serve
to account for the csenie of passengers.
The Disease Raiclnic In Many
Counties In Indiana.
Indianapolis, October 30. The State
board of agriculture has advices from
manv of the northern and northwestern
counties saying that hog cholera is epi
demic, and that hundreds of hogs are
dying daily and the disease is steadily in
crcasi.ig in S'culien county. It has as
sumed such proportions that some tar
mers have lost every hog on their farms,
and there are but few who have not lost
Irom 50 to 75 per cent, of theirstock. It
is specially fatal in hogs that have been
put up for fattening. No remedies ap
pear to have any effect and all attempts
tostopthe spread of the disease have
The National Express Wins.
Air.fSTA, On., October 30. An im
portant case has been on trial for three
days before the superior court of Rich
mond county, Judge Rancy presiding.
Suits were entered against a number ot
prominent citizens who, two years ago,
subscribed to the capital stock of the
National Express and transportation
Company- They were based upon a
decree of the chancery court at Rich
mond, Va., authorizing a new assessment
of 30 percent to liquidate an alleged in
debtedness of the corporation. A test
ease was made to-day in the case of W. H.
Howard, a prominent and wealthy cot
ton manufacturer, and a verdict rendered
against him. This virtually carries the
other cases with it. The verdict is re
garded as a great hardship, although in
accordance with court decisions in these
cases in all States from Maine to Texas.
New OHtlef for Florida ProductF.
Jacksonville, Fla., Octolwr 30 The
steamship Hutchinson, of the new line
between New Orleans, St. Petersburg.
Fla., and Havana, will load at the wharf
ofthe Orange Belt Railway in St. Peters
Inirir to-morrow. This line furnishes a
new outlet for Florida products through
New Orleans to the west and south
west, and is expected to oenite in con
nection with the Orange Belt railway,
which has its terminus at St. Petersburg.
This nnrt has deft) water and an excellent
hnrhnr. and this new connection will be
of vast importance to the trade of south
Florida through tne ports oi me nun oi
rx-Governor Mann.n Dead
I Richard J. Manning, and a grandson of
, LawreIlce E. Mnnniug, a distinguished
officer in Lee's legion army ofthe revolu-
i Overflow of the Po.
u rv....i Th. nmr Po mirl
niwn, Mviiiwi . ... .
other stream, have
owrtloweri their banks. Portions of the
... , ".." , v,rnnn ,, thr .:. nre fll()(1.0.
Rusiness In the Grain Center Our
IniC Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, October ,'!(). There was a
better tone in wheat, and a stronger feel
ing in the market, which was manifest
most of the session. Trading wusjon a
fair scale, but could not be called large.
The market opened about 'e. higher,
ruled quiet and steady, and then sold off
about '4c.a:,KC, recovered again, selling
up "sc.aic, and closed about :,sc. higher
for December, and 'hsc. higher for May
than yesterday. Philadelphia wired
prosiiecls of seven loads being taken.
Receipts continue large in the Northwest.
Kain was reported in Illinois, Iowa and
the Northwest. There was a considera
ble covering of shorts during the last hall
of the session, when the bulk of trading
The firmness that has been manifested
in corn for several days past, became
more apparent to-day. A very strong
feeling prevailed, and transactions were
at a considerable higher range, more es
pcciallv in near months. November and
December, which received the most atten
tion. Unfavorable weather for delivery ol
the new crop started shorts on near de
liveries, and a sharp advance was re
corded. . A prominent local speculator
was reported as a liberal purchaser ol
November, taking ill the neighborhood ol
00.000 to fiOO.OOO bushels on the ad
vance. There was also some investment
buying of May noted lo-dav. Themarkct
opened at yesterday's closing prices, was
strong, and gradually advanced 7,sc. for
November and -IsC. tor May, ruled firm,
and closed with near mouths r,xc.a7sc.
and May ic.a3NC. higher than yesterday.
Oats "were stronger, and 'tse.a'jc.
higher. Trading was fair, but chiefly in
May. Near deliveries, with the exception
of "December, were neglected. The
strength was attributed to lighter ar
rivals than was expected, and the sharp
advance in corn.
Mess pork was traded in moderately.
Prices declined $t.25n$1.30 on October,
and loc.al 7'.ic. on other deliveries, am'
the market closed tame.
There was very little business trans
acted in lard, ami the feeling was easier
P. 'es ruled 50c. lower on October deliv
ery, while other deliveries were about
Shoi trilis were not much traded in.
Prices ruled lower.
NOT THK CHAMPIONS.
The Mills River Club Not Enti
tled .o thlH Distinction,
CiiAKI.IiSTo.N, S. C, October 2N.
Editor Citizen : Will you grant me
space in your valuable paper to call at
tention to a very grave error contained
in a local headed "Base Ball, m your
issue of Ocl oiler 25. 1 cannot believe
that the statement was made on the au
thority ot anv ol the meinlxTs of the
Mills river base ball club. That club has
no claim whatever to the title of cham
pious of Western North Carolina, and
they know well tnat tunc tnev nave not
Flat Rock holds that proud position,
having played eight games, and lost one
thus making a percentage of .875. Milh
River according to the published item
ola ved eleven and lost two. Any one
familiar withthc most elementary rules
ot arithmetic, who will divide SI Dy 11.
will find the result .SI 8, considerably
less than .875. Ol three games that this
club played with Mat Rock they lost
two. The game forfeited was lost, be
cause Mills River refused to play, and on
the authority of the " Sporting Life,"
was counted as a game won by Flat
Rock. Why did not Mills River make a
claim of tin's sort in the county paper?
If thev thought that by giving the item
to the Asheville paper it would not come
under the eye of any ofthe Flat Rock
team they little reckoned on the wide
spread circulation of Tin; Citizen, and
the care with which that paper is read
in the city by the sea.
By publishing this you will further the
cause of fairness and justice, and correct
what I trust is only a reportorial error.
W. M. WlIITI'llKAII,
Manager Flat Rock B. B. Club.
West Hide Park Races.
N.NSti vn.I.ii, I'ctoher .10. 1'irst race
six lurlongs; I.co Urigel wn, Carlton
second, Rose Pearl third. Time 1.20'L"-
Second race six furlongs: Metal won.
Buckler second, I.ittroll third. Time
Third race two year old maidens, four
furlongs: Ilarv H. won, Kenilworth
second, Kadclifte third. Time .53' j.
Fourth race six and one-half furlongs:
Renounce won, Kittie R. second, Col.
Hunt third. Time 1.2(3
Fifth race one mile: Monita Hardy
won, Mt. Lcbaron second, Nevada third.
The Great Heliclan Coal Strike.
Bki sski.s, October 30. The strikers in
the mining district now number 8,000.
The delegates sent here by the strikers
waited upon Dc Bruyn, minister of iudus
trv, to-day, and urged him to support
the men's demands. Colliers in the Cen
tral and Chaleroi coal fields are joining
the strikers. The owners of the coal
mines have issued a manifesto. They re
fuse to m ailt the strikers' demands, and
assert that since 1887 the wages ot the
men have been in proportion to the price
A Destructive Boiler Explosion.
Wheeling. W. Va., October 30. One
ofthe large boilers of the Belaire blast
furnace at Belaire exploded this morning
with terrible force, breaking two other
boilers it! the main battery, and wreck
ing the boiler rooms. The south end of
the nail factory was entirely demolished,
windows were broken in all the ad
joining buildings, and the wreck was
scattered over an area of one hundred
yards. The damage to the mill and ad
joining property is $20,000.
The Chase After Rube Burrows.
BiKHlNUHAM, Ala., October 30. The
net result of the chase after Rube Bur
rows and his partner in Blount county is
two dead deputies, and one dead blood
hound. The outlaws have escaped, the
chnse has been abandoned, and all hands
have returned home.
The State Association of Confederate
veterans was perfected here to-day.
General K. W. Fetters of Sclmn. was
elected president, with a vice president
of the oci is to build a
; confederate home in Alabama.
j orltlninlens Ticket Elected,
Stkeator, 111., October JO. J. j.
Geraghtv, candidate of the miners and
, t)tner workingmn, was elected mayor ot
troiu encn iougressionai tnstnci. nuc
I Oiia citv vesterdav after an excitinsr con
, - , , , ,
I test over F. W. Eades and Mr, Barn -
hardt ( Prohibitionist.) The vote stood,
' Ornghty al. Eades 63, Barnhardt 73.
COLLISION AT SEA.
THK CRYSTAL WAVE AND CLE
OPATRA COME TOGETHER,
Crystal Wave was Cut Throuich
to the Keel, and the Cleopatra's
Planks Parted Hoth Ilnats lo
Down, but no Lives Lost.
New Yokk, October 30. The Crystal
Wave was purchased a week ago for
$-15,000 from the Bridgeport Steamboat
Company by E. S. Randall, of Washing
ton, 1). t. Capt. Dan .Martin, one ot tne
best known steamboat iicn in this port,
was placed in command of the Crystal
Wave, and she left here last Saturday
for Washington. The weather was clear
and the sea smooth until the vessel
reached the Horse Shoes. There a light
storm came up, and the boat anchored
until Monday night. At 7. ".II o'clock
that night the boat resumed her voyage,
proceeding without further interruption
until a few minutes after 5 o'clock Tues
day morning. At this time the darkness
was intense. Capt. Martin . ,,s in the.
pilot house, and he says his vessel s side
lights were lirighlly burning when sud
denly and without any previous warning
agreat black object loomed up. Bclore he
could signal the engineer to slow down,
the black object that Capt. Martin now
saw was the bow ol a steamer, crushed
into the Crystal Wave. Her Captain
had just time to make out the name
Cleopatra on the approaching vessel's
bow, when he was thrown to the floor
ofthe pilot house by the shock ofthe col
lision. The Cleopatra struck the Crys
tal Wave at right angles between the
paddle box and stern on the starboard
side. The Crystal Wave was cut clean
through to the keel. The Cleopatra's
planks parted, and in an instant both
vessels lug. in to till with water. It was
not then known that any vessel other
than the two which had collided was
within miles of them, and hurried prepa
rations were made by those on board
each vessel to take to the boats.
The Cleopatra was the least damaged,
and her captain, Ira E. Dale, ordered his
crew to lower the lifeboats and endeavor
to save those on board theCrystul Wave.
One or two boats had been lowered and
several men had been taken from the
Crystal Wave by the Cleopatra's boat,
wlieu the coal boat Kanawha came in
-ight and those on board both vessels
were transferred to the Kanawha ill life
boats, with the exception of Capt. Mnr
'iti, who refused to leave his vessel. The
Crystal Wave's owner, Randall, who had
been taken oil', saw his vessel was sink
ing and shouted to Capt. Martin toentcr
i he lite boat that was waiting for him;
but the captain refused and remained on
board for an hour after the collision.
Then the Crystal Wave plunged down,
how first, with Captain Martin still in
the pilot house when she sank. He was
subsequently picked up by one of the life
boats. No lives were lust.
The Cleopatra, which carried a valua
ble cargo of cotton, stilt remained afloat
after the Crystal Wave was sunk, and
was taken iii tow by the Kanawha. She
was towed for an hour when the water
had risen over her hurricane deck and it
was impossible to tow her further. She
was abandoned oil' the Delaware light
sliip, six miles from the place where the
The captains of the lost boats each
claim that his vessel was not at fault.
The Cleopatra had recently been pur
chased by the Old Dominion company as
an extra vessel. She formerly belonged to
the International Steamship Company
and plied between Nova Scotia and Bos
ton. She was a wooden vessel, schooner
rigged and of about 500 tons burthen.
She was valued at between $20,000 and
$25,000, and was not insured. The value
of the cargo could not be learned.
The Crystal Wave's owner, Randall,
said to-day that he had invested his life's
savings in her purchase and had not a
dollar of insurance on the boat.
Home Valuable Suitirestloiis as to
Editor Citizen: They are having a
terrible epidemic of diphtheria and scarlet
fevcrin Lawrence, Massachusetts. Main
vears ago I had a verymarked experience
with the latter disease, and come to have
some very clear ideas about it which the
Lawrence trouble makes me feel like giv
ivgto others, perhaps for their good,
(liir children took it by direct personal
contact, and having sonic reganl tor
other people we did not let it spread.
No one took it from us.
We had done all we could bv way ol
prevention with the bath carefully used,
but if 1 had to encounter it again, whilst
I believe the bath very important, I
would pay great attention to the hair,
particularly that of girls: and 1 would
use the brush very freely before and after
school, night and morning on overcoats
and all clothes, and I believe it would be
well to subject the clothing to strong
dry heat at night, ironing them or in any
better way available. In a word, until I
know better I slmll believe that scarlet
lever is caused by insect life, comes by
personal cortact or infected woolens,
etc., and I should go for whatever would
kill or scutter that life. Wash, brush,
strong dry heat for the clothes attention
of this kiiid is lietter than keeping chil
dren from school which of itself may not
lessen the exposure, or by going off into
which costs more lives man it
L. M. Hatch.
The Otisville Railroad Accident.
PortJekvis, N. Y ' ctober 30. The
accident at Otisville on the Erie railroad
last night was much more serious than
at first reported. I lurty-nve cars oroke
away troiu the switching engine and ran
back down grade to a point about a
mile cast ot Otisville at a speed ot torty
miles an hour, crashing into a west
bound freight train. They wrecked the
eiiL'in compleielv anil twenty-four cars.
SammuelJ. Sloot, flagman was instantly
killed, Levi Breird died this morning from
the effects of his injuries, Engineer J. D.
Fardick was badly scalded and fireman
John C. Brierly" and brakeman Lee
Garrett were burned and bruised. The
road was obstructed until four o'clock
There was an alarm of fire sounded
yesterday apout 6.30 p. m., which for
tunately turned out to be nothing more
serious than the burning of a chimney
at the residence of Capt. W. T. Weaver,
; on Hay wood street. The alacrity with
j which the hrc department responded
was most commendable, the whole force
being out in from two to four minutes.
oiuig oui .
All possible care should be used in the
cleansing of chimneys at this season
1 . lilt,, CJ fur til.
wuefi iits nit " ....
, in ()rf,er to avoid conflagrations
' from this very proline source o, are.
Ol'R MAN ABOUT TOWN.
What He Dees and What He
Thinks About It.
Last Saturday Miss Winnie Davis,
daughter of Jefferson Davis, sailed for
Havre on the steamship La Gascoigne.
She will have to make a quick trip if she
is to attend the grand ball, etc., at Fay-
ettcvillc, announced for November 20.
In addition to his recent Asheville pur
chase, Mr. George Vandcrbilt has just
bought a large estate at Mt. Desert,
Maine, from Mrs. Gouverneur Ogden.
He thus secures princely winter and sum
mer residences. The Asheville proiicrty
will receive Mr. Vanderbilt's closest at
tention, his summer home being already
in fair condition.
We will bet a cookie that Sheriff Rey
nolds wouldn't chase an outlaw without
his posse .was well armed with trusty
rifles. The action of the Blount county
Alabama sheriff in chasing Rube Bur
rows with shot guns resulted in the kill
ing of two of his posse and wounding six.
Rube and his men had rifles. And ritlcs
carried the day at 200 yards range.
"Give us coal !" is the oft repeated cry
Why don't the railways attend to busi
ness and supply the demands of the peo
ple who support them? The excuse is
the lack of cars. Build more ears then.
Are the railways such one-horse concerns j
that the need ol a hundred cheap coal
ears must inconvenience thousands of
consumers? Railroad managers, brace
As further proof that the Vandcrbilt
chateau, to be erected in Asheville, will
be no small shakesof ahouse.it is known
that the millionaire travelled through
southern France last spring, accompa
nied by architect Hunt. They visited
many of the eclcbrat' d old buildings.
Plans and models were brought home,
from which the most original and unique
country home that has ever been built
on American ground will be constructed.
Vive la Asheville!
No New York newspaper mail was re-;
ceived here for sixty hours early this
week. Without Tin; Citizen to depend
on, we would have been in a large meas
ure newsless. Asheville is to be congrat
ulated on being independent ofthe mails
lor her news supply, Beside the delays
ofthe paper mail, which is an annoyance
to many Northern visitors, the delays in
letter mails continue. Johnny Wanna-
maker needs to polish up the service a
bit, and promptly too, if he would win
any commendation in this county.
Good for Governor Fowle! He pro
poses to try and see it the Lexington
lynchers can be punished for their crime.
Lynching is murder. If the grand old
North State is to progress as it ought to
progress, lynchers and assassins must be
punished and put down. The law has
been shamefully violated by a red handed
assassin in search of vindication of
honor." This cowardly murderer was
allowed to go scot free. Naturally this
is a premium on murder.
A defendant ol the jay mrd alleges tnat :
in the country his voice isharshand grat
ing. When he comes to town his voice is
subdued and his habits more honest. If;
said defendant would come over our way j
we will introduce him to jay birds within
the city limits whose voices are not yet
subdued. Their vocal utterances are ;
short and nerve-harrowing enough to j
drive English sparrows, bald headed
eagles and buzzards out of the county,
as well as many nervous invalids. The
jay ought to go.
Larkin Doekcry,lhe72yearold tobacco
raiser, of Marshall, who was in town
l, ,,1,1.1,. fin.l sold liOO Hounds ofthe
! i ;I ,. t,;,.i Mi wli.d tl,e,r,Ml
air and good climate of this regioi: does
for a man. There is no reason why this
active, hearty farmer of 72 should not
live to be 100. We hope he will visit
Asheville oftener than once in twenty-five
years. Marshall is a mighty good place
to live in, but we want Mr. Dockery to
look in on our town more frequently.
We are growing so fast he may not know
us if he stays away ten years.
CRIMINAL COt RT.
Henry Erwln, Chanced With Bri
bery, Not Guilty.
The attention of this court was oc
cupied most of yesterday, with the con
sideration of the case of Henry lirwin
who was charged with hriliery and cor
ruption. The counsel for the defense, consisting
of Messrs Cobb & Merrimon, Jones &
Shuford and Gudger, Carter and Martin,
opened the proceedings by making four
motions to quashhe indictment: First
because it was not legibly written,
second, because the bill was found at a
term of the court not legally held ; third,
because the party to whom it was
charged a brilie had lieen given, was de
scribed as an
elector entitled to vote
for members of the General Assembly,"
instead o( "for mayor and aldermen ot
the city of Asheville," and fourth, be
cause the Dill ol indictment cnargcu a
felony instead of a misdemeanor. After
an exhaustive argument, the court over
ruled each of these motions, the bill of
indictment was read by the Solicitor and
the examination of witnesses begun.
After the introduction of two witnesses
for the State, and some hall dozen for the
defense, the Solicitor consented to take a
verdict of not guilty, and the defendant
Roped In by Rambllnic Reporters
Koainliiic Round the Citv.
There was no police court yesterday.
A force of hands have been put to work
grading Church street.
The trains continue to arrive behind
time from both east and west.
Our warehousemen are being run night
and (lav by the heavy tobacco sales.
.The room in the Eagle block formerly
occupied by the postofficc is in the hands
ofthe carpenters for repairs.
Between seven and eight thousand dol
lars worth of tobacco was sold on the
floors of the warehouses in the city yes
terday. There will be several eases, consisting
of drunks and fights, before his honor
Mayor Blunton at this morning's session
ofthe police court.
The street sprinkler was drawn from
its seclusion yesterday and aided in hold
ing the dust down to the great delight ol
the public generally.
Messrs. Rawls and Sumner's new
house on Hay wood street, is approach
ing completion, and is compact, con
venient and stylish.
At Oak Forest, in South Asheville, a
very pleasant dance was given to tin
voting people by Miss llatlie Harring
ton on Tuesday night.
The regular monthly meeting of tin
W. C. T. 1'. will be held this evening at
Johnston Hall, at four o'clock. A full
attendance is very much desired.
Rev. C. M, Campbell, pastor of River
side and Doubleday Methodist churches,
was soundly pounded by his congrega
tion on Depot street on Tuesday.
Married, at the Methodist porsouage.
on Willow street, yesterday afternoon,
by Rev. Dr. G. C. Rankin, Mr. F. W.
Snider and Miss Bessie MeClellan, both
The ladies of the Methodist church
have presented Rev. J. II. Weaver, tin
new presiding elder, witn some neat
! furniture and other useful articles for tin
district parsonage at Weavervillc.
On Tuesday night, at the residence ol
Capt. A. G. Halyburton, a most enjoya
ble party was given in honor of Mis
Mcroney and Miss Kesler, of Salisbury,
who leave this morning for home.
The young men's meeting ofthe Voun
Men's Christian Association will be held
at the Central Methodist church tn
evening at eight o'clock. Subject : "Fight
ing Men and Their Armor;" 1st ehron.
12: 1, 2, 8; tiph. 0: 10, 13: All young
men are invited.
Mr. W. B. Merrilt, formerly of Orange
county, this State, but well known in
Asheville and Western North Carolina
was united in marriage yesterday to
Miss Mary J., daughter of Rev. T. K
Brown, of Black Mountain, Rev. J. K
During the month of September tin
amount turned into the citv treasury in
the way of fines from violators of city
ordinances, aggregated about $575.00
i in cash. We were intornied by an omeei
i yesterday that not more than half that
I sum would be realized during October,
j which shows that our population both
resident and visiting, is improving.;
FOLKS VOl' KNOW.
Who They v i Where They Are
and What They Are Doing.
Miss Maria Love, of Wayncsville,
visiting friends ill the city.
Dr. Bovntoii, who was much before the
public a few years ago as one of Presi
dent Garfield's physicians, is stopping at
Miss Irene Mel.oud, daughter of Capt
C. M. Mcl.ond, Iclt lor .New orjj on
Tuesday, where she will attend a private
select school during the ensuing year.
Miss Mcroney and Miss Kesler,
i Salisbury, who have been visiting in the
city for some time, leave this morning for
home, much to the regret of our beaux.
Dr. W. D. Hilliard left on thecast bound
train hist night on professional business
for the Richmond and Danville railroad.
j of which corporation he is the physician
We have been informed by Mr. J. P.
Goodlake, who brought the remains
home for interment, that young Dough
erty, who was run over in Chattanooga
on Sunday night last, was a son of Lem
uel Dougherty instead of Silas Dough
erty, as we stated. Also that a misap
prehension might be created as to the
circumstances ol his death from our
statement yesterday. The correct ac
count is that he had started home from
the round house of the railroad, hi whose
employ he was, and in crossing the track
he noticed a Memphis and Nashville pas
senger train approaching, and stepped
on another track to avoid it, when a
freight train unobserved ran him down
with the result as stated.
A Saicaclous Doit
A few weeks ago a friend of The
Citizen had the misfortune to lose a
favorite dog, to which he attached a very
high value. After seeking in vain tor the
runaway, he decided to advertise his loss
in this-paper. The ad was put in late
one night and before day-light next morn
ing our friend was made happy by find
ing his pet at his front door, whining for
admittance. He has no doubt, nor have
we, that this highly intellectual animul
knowing the effect of a Citizen nd
hastened to surrender himself in order to
avoid an arrest, ns he well knew that
everthing lost and advertised in the
Citizen, is forthwith returned to
THK GOVERNMENT ADOPTS
LAND LEAGCE MEASl'RES.
He Denounces the Chance that
Euan Paid for the Plineulx Park
Murders The Times' Chances
Rest on Convicts' Evidence.
London, October 30. Michael Davitt
continued his sjiecch before the Parnell
commission to-day. He argued thai the
government is now adopting some ofthe
leading proposals originally made by the
Land League; for instance, the league pro
posed to buy out landlords in Ireland on
twenty years valuation of their property.
The conservatives denounced the idea
when it was first mooted, but the gov
ernment is now preparing a similar
Davitt denied that the state of crime in
Ireland justified the enactment of special
laws for application 'in that country.
He produced statistics to show that the
number of crimes and deeds of violence
committed in England exceeded those
ommittcil in Ireland. Davittdenounced
the charge that Patrick Egan, treasurer
it the Land League, paid money to as-
ist in the I'lurinx 1'arh murders, or tnat
Miggar or others advanced money be
longing to the League to pav tor the
committal of outrages. 'The Times, Da
vitt declared, had not produced any
thing to support these charges, except
he evidence of convkt Dclanev, who
swore that the forged letters of Carey to
Ivgan were genuine, and the testimony ol a
i ll-eonlesscd perjurer Pigott. As to his
nterview with Eugene Davis, boycotting.
avitt declared, was not advocated as a
means of personal injury and intimida-
lon, but as embodying the popular sense
if refusing to associate with those acting
igainst the public interest. The com
THK COAL I AMINE.
The Situation In Kuoxvllle Still
Of this troublesome contingency, the
Knoxville Journal of yesterday says,
a way out ofthe difficulty has not been
u''gcstcd ; the end of the trouble np-
icars to be as far off now as ever." As
Knoxville is nearer the seat ol trouble
.han wcarc,and withits large population
md more numerous industries, it is cer
tain that one of its leading papers would
lot express such despondent views with
It seems to be certain that there is coal
in plenty at the four mines from which
upplies for Knox v die and this section
.ire obtained. The difficulty is in dc-
iciency of transportation, or negligence
ir indifference in supplying it. Either
horn ofthe dilemma places the E. T. and
V. railroad authorities in awkward
straits. With a steady increase of dc
.nand there should have been steady in
crease of rolling stock, never necessarily
:o stand a day idle. If there lie n sufficient
provision of rolling stock, not to keep it
in use to meet demands now becoming
mperative, is criminal? A great length
md breadth of territory has become de
pendent upon these four mines lor do
mestic fuel; costly and important in
dustries depend upon them to give lite to
their motive power. The railroad com
panies arc legally bound to hold fast to
the implied good faith of contracts.
We hope the authorities of our road
will inteicst themselves to ascertain if
something cannot be done, and that
A Slrikiuic Improvement on This
The travelling public have long felt tl.e
need of a comfortable stopping place
near to the railroad depot. Especially
has this been so, since the passengers
have been lauded at the present depot,
and since the burning of llalyburton's
hotel several months ago. We are
pleased to note that this want will lie very
soon and very thoroughly supplied. Mr,
A. G. Halyburton has almost completed
a very creditable hotel which, no doubt
under bis management, will soon acquire
the high degree of popularity his former
The new building will be ready for
ucsts about the first of January, and is
ituated quite near the passenger depot,
ith the electi icrailw ay passing its front
loor. The architecture is agreeable, and
indicates thorough comfort in the inte
rior arrangement. The rooms arc forty
number, ami of ample size, well
warmed and ventilated. The roof is Ir
ing covered with tiles of an especially
neat and attractive design. A handsome
billiard room will be provided with best
illendar tables for the amusement of
those guests who appreciate this royal
game, and altogethci we feel sure that
one more will lie added to the excellent
hotels of Asheville.
Is here: to-night the festival of All
Saints will be observed by those fond of
harmless fireside revelries. All Saints
may be forgotten ; Halloween rarely is,
even Dy Americans, nttie prone to tne
old time observances ofthe mother coun
try. In England it was long customary
to crack nuts, duck for apples in a tub ot
water, and do other merry things. The
Scotch were somewhat more supersti
tious, or jK'rhaps more practical in their
observances for the young folks. Men
and maidens sought to discover, in some
mysterious fashion, who were to lie their
partners for life. If anyone wishes for
inspiration before the. evening comes, let
Burns be looked up and his poem on Hal
Makes A Had Shot.
Attowa. 111., October 30. The St.
Joseph "cannon ball" train on the Rock
Island road ran into tne rear oi tne uen
ver express at Seneca last evening wreck
ing the dining car on the Denver express,
and the engine, tender and baggage car
of the St. Joseph train. Maj.-T. C. Gib
son, of this city, an unknown lady, and
the engineer of the St. Joseph train were
quite seriously injured.
jmy new points, ni i .-