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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1889.
MR. HARRISON SU'S IT WAS
NO KlvHl Ki;.
Elijah Hays II Waa Spile-Kx-Sec
retary liayard s Marrinite The
President Likely to Visit Wil
uiluigton Other Mntteri.
Washington, D. C, Novemlier 7.
The result in Virginia is a surprise to
even the most sanguine Democrat here.
Mahiine, backed by the administration
and the republican executive committee,
slaked a great deal on the issue. II lie
had won, he intended to try to get on
the national ticket as the party s candi
date for the Vice-Presidency.
Private Secretary Halford attributes
the republican Waterloo to "personal
spites." "Cousin Hen" cannot find n
reason for it, but does imt construe the
result as a "rebuke" to his administra
tion. Ex-Commissioner Tanner says he
blames civil service reform for it, but in
his heart he thinks it is a vindication of
hiinsell by the Grand Army of the Re
The long expected and much talked of
" marriage ill ex-Secretary liaynrd and
Miss Mary Clymer will occur to-day at 1
o'clock. At the last moment the plans
have been changed, and the wedding will
take place at the residence ol the bride's
mother 1(517 H street, instead of at St.
John's church as previously announced.
The new rector, Kcv. I)r. Douglass, will
lierforin the ceremony, to which only a
few Iriends have been invited, and over
which all the society world is on the qui
vive. The Misses liaynrd are here visit
ing friends, and will, of course, be among
the guests. Mr. liaynrd is upwards of
sixty, and Miss Clymer is in the forties.
Mr. Bayard has grandchildren, and his
wife died about two year's ago, while he
was Mr. Cleveland's Secretary of State.
A conference of the postmasters of sev
.cral of the leading postorhecs in the coun
try was in progress at the postottice k
.partmcnl yesterday, at which Postmas
ter General Wanamaker presided. The
.object of the conference, which was called
.by Mr. Wanamaker, it is stated, is a gen
eral interchange of views upon such sub
jects as may be suggested, with a view
to securing practical improvements in the
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland arrived in the
city yesterday Irom New York, to at
tend the Bayard-Clymer wedding. They
are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Wil
son. In an interview last night, Mr.
Cleveland said, in speaking of the elec
tion: "It is evident that the leaven of
tariff reform has at last leavened the
whole lump. The West, which has snf-
ieren tne most irom uic nujiisi uurucii oi
tariff taxation, has awakened. The State
platforms ol both Iowa and Ohio were
abreast of the St. Louis platform on the
subject of tariff reform. The icoplc have
considered and passed judgment. It was
for the people to decide. They are now
deciding. It is enough for me to say that
I am satisfied at the indications and re
sults of Tuesday's elections. The verdict
in Virginia indicates that the South is
still faithful to the Democracy of Jeffer
son and Jackson."
The ex-President appears to be in ro
bust health, and his wife has lost noneof
her charm and beauty. They deny the
current report that they are about to
take a European trip.
Sheriff Manning and other prominent
republicans of Wilmington have invited
the President and Secretary Windom to
visit that locality in the near future, and
the President has assured den. Taylor
that after he is through with his coming
message to Congress he knows of noth
ing that can prevent his accepting the in
vitation. The present programme is lor
the President to leave here at night,
reach Wilmington the next morning, and
take Mr. Manning's yacht, which is to
lie waiting at its wharf, for the hunting
grounds near Orton. Mrs. Harrison is
anxious for the President to go, and he
anticipates a great deal of pleasure from
the visit, lien. Matthew Taylor has
given him an enthusiastic description of
the wild duck, deer, and other 'jame to
.be found there.
Hen. Taylor is here for the third time
itfter the position of special agent for the
treasury department. Stone Cowan,
,l!s(., resigned the position Kith of last
March, and it has been tilicd by his dep
ute, Mr. Chamberlain, since thai date,
('nil. Taylor expects to-day a strong let
ter from his brother, William Henry Har
rison Taylor,ofMinncn pubs, which he will
take to Secretary Windom to-morrow.
This gentleman is the older brother of
Gen. Taylor, and partly raised Benjamin
Harrison, At the request , f the Presi
dent, Hen. Taylor visits the White House
frequently, and a tew days ago pointed
out to the President and" Mrs. Harrison
the room in which President William
Henry Harrison died. At the time of the
death of his great uncle (Jen. Taylor was
a guest at the White House, and his
mother, Lucy Harrison Taylor, was fil
ling the position of first lady of the laud
for her uncle, They were both there
when Gen. Harrison die '. It is very
-probable that Gen. Taylor will get a
good position soon under this adminis
tration. He is in one of the nearest rela
tives of the President, and vith the
example of Grant, Hayes, and nearly
every other republican President, Harri
son can hardly refuse to appoint more of
his relatives to office. No later than yes
terday his signature procured a position
as typewriter in the treasury department
for a Mrs. Mason, of irginiu, a widow
lady who is a fourth cousin of Mr.
Harrison. Gen. Matthew P. Taylor is
his first cousin once removed, and was
nhvavs on intimate terms with the
Nashville, Tenn., Novemlier 8. First
race Thirtcen-sixteenths mile: Fosteral
won, John Morris second, Sena third.
Second race Thirtcen-sixteenths mile:
Bonnie King won, Mackie H. second,
Donovan third. Time 1 .2!)', 2.
Third race Five furlongs: Kittie R.
won, Lake View second, Rimini third.
Fourth race Mile: Milton won. Cams
second, Cecil I!, third. Time 1.49.
Fifth race Purse, maiden two year
olds, four furlongs: Venango won, Kenil
vvorth second, Revival third. Time .54-:V4.
Murphv Advance: Ground has been
broken and men are at work excavating
and making preparations to erect the
factory to lie put up by Messrs. Bran
dreth and Fain. The erection of this
establishment is looked forward to with
much inti-rfst. ns it is the iinorcssion
that if it operates successfully, it will
Iirove an incentive, and cause other I
tranches of manufacturing to locate)
here, and if they do there would then lie
machinery enough here to demand a j
foundry, a foundry would call lor a ,
machine shop, etc., and step by step we
would move forward, until our hopes
would be realized beyond the expecta
tiom of the most sanguine.
A IHll'BI.F, TRAGEDY,
Prominent Kentucky Republi
cans Kill Each other.
I.orisvu.l.K, Ky., November 8. Col
William Cassias Goodloe, a member of
th" national republican committee and
collector of the seventh internal revenue
district, stabbed and killed Col. A. M.
Swope, a prominent republican, at Lex
ington at 1.4; p. m. to-day. Goodloe
was snot and latallv wounded.
The affray occurred in the lobby of the
new government building, and grew out
of a trouble the two men had nearly two
years ago. The men met and hot words
passed between them, when Goodloe
drew a bowie knile and slashed Swope
fright fn lv in several places. Swope drew
a pistol and shot Goodloe in the abdo
men. I he doctors think he will die.
Both men drew their weapons at the
Goodloe belongs to one of the oldest
and best families in the State. Colonel
Swojie was one ol Kentucky's most
prominent republicans, and was formerly
collector of internal revenue for this
THE t'mi.lll-HCK COMMISSION,
A Postponement Allowed In a R,
and . R. R. Case.
Washington, November 8. In thecase
of Geo. I). Sidman vs. the Piedmont Air
Line Railroad Company, in which dis
crimination 111 the payment ot rebntcson
commutation tickets was charged,
the inter-State commerce commission
has granted leave to the complain
ant to amend his petition by sub
si itutiug Richmond and Danville Rail
road Company in place ol the Piedmont
Air Line as defendant. The complaint
has been amended accordingly, and a
hearing of the case, originally set tor to
day, postponed to allow defendant time
In the case of the Holly Springs Com
press and Manufacturing Company vs.
the Kansas City, Memphis anil Birming
ham Railroad Company, relating to rates
011 cotton, an amended complaint was
to-day filed and a hearing oi' the case,
previously set for November 14, has been
postponed to allow defendants the usual
lime for answering.
THE CRONIN CASK.
''he Ooclor'H Clothes Found In the
Sewer and Ideutllied.
Ciiicaoo, November 8. The clothes of
Dr. Cronin were found on Evanston
avenue about 100 feet from the catch
basin in which the body was found at
three o'clock this afternoon. On them
was an accoutiL book containing Cronin 's
name. Mrs. Conklin, with whom he lived,
hnsidenliticd them as his. At ten o'clock
this forenoon attorney Gillicrt of the
linn of Duncan and Gilbert, made ap
plication in J udge Baker's court for the
release of Alexander Sullivan from the
bail bond of $25,000 given by him last
pine to answer investigations of the
grand jury in the Cronin case.
Assistant States Attorney Elliott op
posed the application on the ground that
the matter is pending before the grand
jury, and is not disposed of. The matter
comes up again to-morrow.
TWO Nl-GROKS KII.I.KU.
Deliberately Shot Down Without
Any Apparent Provocation.
Wii.minotox. Del., November 8. A
Charlestown, Md., special to the Every
hvening reports that l-rank Harris de
liberately shot and killed A. L. Trusty
mil Edwin Brown about 11 o'clock last
night. The parties were negroes, and the
aflray happened at a negro entertain
ment. Harris, who is a steamboat hand,
was talking with some other negroes,
when a boy came out with a small pistol
which was to be used in a performance
,'oing 011. Harris said to to the boy,
'whv don't von take one that will make
some noise?" and pulling a big pistol,
fired into the crowd, killing the two
negroes named above. Thev lived long
enough to sav that Harris had murdered
them, but had not lite enough togive any
reason. All spectators were locked up
Will Not be Present at the I'nveil-
Iuk of the l.ee Monument.
Boston, November 8. Lord Wolslcy,
idjutant general of the British anuv.
writes as follows to J. S. Whiting, of
Wollaston, Mass., regarding statements
recently published that he would partici
pate in the unveiling of the Lee statue in
Ranci-r's Lodge, I
Gncnewich Park, S. E., October 29. f
Lord Wolslcv presents his compliments
to Mr. Whiting and begs to acquaint
him that there is no truth 111 the state
ment that he will visit America in De
cember next to assist in the unveiling of
the monument to Gen. Robt. E. Lec.
'Haniced by a Mob.
Washington. Novemlier 8. Owen
Anderson, nil eighteen vear old boy, was
lynched in Lcesburg, Va., early yesterday
morning. Anderson Wednesday evening
outraged a respectable seventeen year
old white girl, who was returning home
from school. He was arrested, confessed
his guilt, and was locked up in Leesbuig
jail. A crowd of men obtained admit
tance to the jail by pretending that they
had a prisoner, and when inside over
powered the jailer and secured his keys.
They dragged Anderson to a derrick in
the neighborhood and strung him up,
afterwards riddling his body with bul
lets. Cotton Receipts Since Sept. 1.
New York, November 8. The follow
ing are the total net receipts of cotton at
all ports since September 1, 1889:
New Orleans 646,709
New York 224,382
Newport News ;-S,548
West Point, Va 41,104
A Recount for Boston.
Boston, Novemlier 8. The Glolie says
that petitions are in circulation to-day
and vjill lie presented to the city clerk to
morrow for an entire recount of the vote
of the city of Boston for Governor and
State officers. Petitions have already
been received for recounts for representa
tives in wards 4, 5, 7. 12, 19 and 23, and
for senators in the Charlestown district
and in wards 1 7, 18 and 20.
FOR THE 1.1TTI.I- ONI-:S,
The Founder of the Ministering
An active branch of this valuable order
has Iwcn long established among our
Jittle ones, under the guidance of an ex
cellent, practical lady. These dear chil
dren will lie interested to read about
their lady pnstroness, and founder, and
no doubt would like to have a visit from
Lord Brahnzou. the Earl of Mcath.
arrived in Baltimore yesterday and regis
tered at the St. James Hotel. He is
accompanied by his will-, the Countess of
Meath, who founded the Ministering
Children's League, and has made it her
life-work, and the Earl is in thorough
sympathy with her in her plans. She
was first impressed with the difficulty ol
getting ieople to pursue philanthropic
work, and became convinced that the
proper course was to train children to
think for others. This was the starting
point of the league. Organized in 1885,
it has spread over the whole English
speaking world. It has 500 branches,
among others at Cape Town, Africa,
Australia, New Zealand, Jerusalem,
and even in far-away India and
China. The objects of the league
are "to promote kindness, unselfish
ness and the habit of usefulness
among children and to create in
their minds an earnest desire to help the
needy unit suffering;" also, "to aid the
necessities of the poor by supplying them
with warm clothing and comforts." Its
motto is: "No day without a deed to
crown it." It is a union of the simplest
kind for work and prayer among the
young, and is entirely non-sectarian.
Humilities of clothing for the poor or for
missions are being made by the league,
which is also raising money to support
beds in children's hospitals Poor chil
dren ill crowded cities have been sent by
it to the country in summer, and a home
for destitute boys has I ecu opened in
England. A hospital and chapel have
been built in this country. It is for the
propagation of this kind of benevolence
among the young that the Countess has
visited this country, and her efforts have
been rewarded by an increased member
ship ot the league and an awakening in
the young of charitable feelings. She
made an address yesterday before a
branch of the league in the chapel ot
Grace Protestant Episcopal Church. In
the 1 veiling the Earl and Countess visi
ted the lair of St. Michael and Alt Angels'
Church at the Lyceum Theatre, where
the Ministering Childrens' League has a
Revival Services Devil's Work
Kind Words for the Citizen.
Marshall, N. C, November 7.
Editor Citizen : Please allow me space
in your valuable paper for a lew dots
from our quiet little village in the moun
tains. There is a very interesting revival
in progress here, conducted by the Rev.
J. C. Stowell. He is an able and elo
quent minister, and is laboring failliliilly
to convert the sinners and revive the
christians. There is much interest mani
fested. The merchants close their stores
lor morning and evening services.
While God is blessing this community,
the devil is putting in his work also.
Last night after the services, as some
ladies were going home their atten
tion was attracted by something very
tall and white rising up from the
ground on the hillside; at first they
thought it was their imagination, but
on looking the second and I bird time, it
was repeated, until there were three dis
tinct figures standing there in the moon
light; all at once they glided quietly
iwav. it is supposed to nave been some
reckless person or persons, thinking to
frighten the people from going to the
evening services. If any cluetothcgiiilly
ones can be found, the law will make
them pay dearly for it. Wc must com
pliment the ladies on their bravery, for
out of a crowd of seven or eight ladies,
not one scream was heard, and we know,
from their description of the scene, their
bravery was severely tested.
We reail your piqier every day and
dwavs find something to interest and
instruct us; I would just as soon miss
eating my dinner, as to miss reading the
dear old Citizhn. Long may it live, is
the wish of, Yor Know Who.
Must He Kinsfolk.
Ai.iianv, N. Y November 8. Governor
Hill to-day granted a requisition war
rant of the Governor of Tennessee for li.
P. Smith, now residing in New York
City, charged with obtaining money un
der false pretences from Napoleon Hill, of
Dr. Karl von Ruck, of the Winyah san
itarium, has returned from the north.
Among those at the Swnnnnnon hotel
is Mr. S. I. Rawson. of Baltimore, Md.
Dr. William D. Thomas, a prominent
capitalist, of Richmond, Va., is now
stopping at the Hattery Park hotel.
Mr. J. W. Whittcn of the Scott Paper
company, of Philadelphia, was in the
city yesterday and left for Hot Springs.
James C. Lnvelle, Esq., present auditor
of Daviess county, Ind., has arrived in
this city with an invalid brother, with
whom he will remain for a few days.
Mr. Lavclle is a candidate for nomina
tion ns auditor of Indiana at the coming
I.llCht Tower to be Rebuilt.
Mr. Adams, of the Fort Wayne electric
company, arrived yesterday to superin
tend the rc-ercction ot the tower which
fell some weeks ago. The material is ex
pected to-day and the work of erection
will occupy about one week. Strong
locust posts will lie used for guys, and
will be thoroughly anchored to- heavy
stones buried deep in the earth, so that a
repetition of the accident is beyond the
pale of possibilities.
Sad News of Ed Nix.
We are grieved to learn that this lad,
who was injured by a saw a few days
ago, and who seemed in a fair way of re
covery, had a relapse yesterday, and at a
late hour last night was in a comatose
condition, and all hope of life abandoned
by his friends.
Christian Church Notice.
The members of the Christian Church
are requested to meet to-day in the
residence of Mr. Frank McCrary on
Woodfin street at 3 p. m., sharp.
DIN & CO.'M REPORT OF THE
CONDITION OF Hl'SINlCSS.
The Husiiiess Outlook Continues
to Improve Money is Easier
The Iron and steel Market Re
Ni:w York, November 8. R.'G. Dun &
Co's review of trade for the week savs:
I he business outlook continues to im
prove. All news this week is favorable
For the public even the decision adverse
to the sugar trust and the exposure and
proposed reorganization m cotton oil are
The monetary situation has decidedly
improved here and abroad, and while the
Hank ol England rate is still held at five
per cent., money is quoted in open mar
ket al 2'a per cent. Surplus foreign cap
ital seeks investment here, but in various
industrial works rather than 111 railroads,
and the quick subscription 111 England
of eight million of dollars for the purchase
ot mills, water power and elevators in
Minnessota, shows there is no lack of
funds available tor enterprises considered
Speculation in wheat was lemnornrilv
stimulated by an unollicial publica
tion nv air. 1 lodge, government
statistician, nutting the probable
yield at 485,000,000 bushels. Corn
is !'c. stronger and outs :l.c, but
pork is a half dollar and lard half a cent
lower. Oil advanced four cents with
moderate trading, and codec is unchanged
The merely nominal price of raw sugar
has been made actual, li:e trust having
entered the market as a buyer at 4:I.C.
or .wnscovado, and ,r!e. lor ninety-six
degrees centrifugal, but refined shows a
decline "of ',e.
It can only be reckoned a sign of im
provement that wool has yielded about
one cent per pound since the concession,
which lias induced considerable buying.
Manufacturers hold that no advance is
possible in heavy woolens, and have
bought little except at reduced prices.
Cotton is more active and lower, with
sales for the week of 600,000 bales, the
exports lor the week falling below last
year s by 2,i,00(l bales, while the receipts
show an increase ol 30,1100.
1 lie iron and steel market is remarka
bly strong, and producers in convention
Have advanced the price to 11,9 cents,
but there is much evidence of a desire to
inllale quotations and create a boom,
rinladelphia quoting rig at S1U. while
the Thomas company continues to sell at
$1H, and steel rails a't S33 at. the mill,
while $31.50 is quoted here. Recent ac
tual sales are said to have netted $29.50
al an eastern mill.
Returns from all interior points are de
cidedly encouraging, showing an excel
lent trade in progress, fair collections,
and an ample supply of money, The ex
ceptions arc that money is close at 7 per
cent, at Chicago, and a little closer at
Cleveland, but easier at Philadelphia. A
partial failure ol the cotton crop iu
northern Alabama, and reports of a gen
eral shrinkage of 27 per cent, in the
Memphis region, accounts for some local
shrinkage in trade. At Pittsburg the
iron works are all busy and window
glass has advanced five per cent.
Business failures during the last week
number for the I'niicd States, 22H . Can
ada, 39; total, 207, against 261 last
(JEM.RAI. CITY NEWS,
First Presbyterian church Rev. W. S.
P. Bryan, pastor, divine worship to-morrow
at 11 o'clock a. m. and 7.30 p. m.
The Southern Expressoflice wasdraped
in mourning yesterday ns a mark of re
spect to its late manager, Mr. Edward
The Missionary Baptist church, now
being erected near the site of the old
depot, has its foundation entirely com
pleted. The funeral ol Edward Wcddin, whose
sad death was so recently chronicled,
will take place on Sunday. The funeral
services will be held at 2 30 p. 111. of that
day in the Episcopal church.
The lot on the corner of Pulliam and
Water streets, which was bought on No
vember 5th, by Mr. VV. P. lllauton for
$4,000, has been transferred to Mr. W.
O. Midler at the same price.
There are prospects of a new manufac
turing industry being started in Ashevillc
shortly. Certain panics, who do not
wish to have their names mentioned at
present, have been inspecting the land
held by the Southern Improvement com
pany, with a view to purchasing an acre
and a half of it for the above purpose.
The lour closed passenger ears, which
have been ordered by the electric
railway, will be he e shortly. The ears
will then run every fifteen minutes, as
soon as the Camp Patton line is com
pleted. This hue will extend down Col
lege street to Oak, from Oak to Woodfin,
from Woodlin to Charlotte and then on
to Camp Patton.
Messrs. Chambers & Weaver have a
very interesting novelty in the line of
bttckboards. It iscalled the tripleSeland
backboard, can be made to assume three
distinct forms. The principle is that of
one seat folding over on the other. Thus
it can lie made into a single seated buck
board, a double seated buekboard, or a
The new Roosevelt organ to be put ill
the Presbyterian church, is, we under
stand, the first instrument of this cele
brated manufacture -ver sold in North
Carolina. Speaking of organs, reminds
us of n merited compliment from an
unusually high and competent source
which we heard concerning our modest
townsman, F. L. Jacobs. Mr. John H.
1 111111 n, the noted New York financier,
during his recent sojourn ill Asheville,
worshipped at the Presbyterian church,
( 'by the way, lie is an elder in Dr. Hall's
church, perhaps the largest and most
fashionable in New York I and Mr.
Jacobs presided at the organ, and the
volume of music brought from so small
an instrument excited the surprise and
admiration of Mr. Inman, and he so ex
pressed himself. Wc all know tjint Mr.
Jacobs has unusual powers as a musician,
and look with pleasant anticipations to
the coming of the new Roosevelt, when
the instrument and the man will be well
The First of a Series to be (ilven
by the Concordia Society.
A most delightful musical entertain
ment, the first of a seriesjto be held dur
ing the winter, was given last evening at
Mr. Champion's, on Chestnut street, by
the "Concordia Society" of this place.
This society has recently been organized
for the purpose of bringing together our
local talent for the twolold purpose
of entertainment and the mutual benefit
to be derived by the active and associate
members in rendering and hearint'
thoroughly good muic. It is the aim of
the society to establish, and preserve n
high standard, and to become better
acquainted with the works of the best
The program as rendered last night is
1. Piano, four hands, "Overture to
2. Song, "Love's Sorrow." Harry
3. Violin solo, Fantasie Elegante.
4. Song, "1 Love Thee." Hope Tem
ple. 5. Piano, lal "La Consolation."
Liszt. (b "Devotion." Schumann Liszt.
6. Songy, "Since First I Met Thee."
7. Piano, "Mazurka." Godard.
8. Ouartctte, Come, Dorothy. Come.
The general exprcssionsol appreciation
and enjoyment of last night's meeting of
the society, and the fact that meetings
have been arranged for every mouth
during the winter, including March 7,
are sufficient assurance of its success.
The next meeting will be held Friday De
cember 0, at Miss Davidson's, on College
street. All active and associate mem
bers arc invited.
HOARD OF AI.DICRMF.N.
All Important session Held I.asl
The board of aldermen held a meeting
last evening of more than usual interest.
All of the members were punctually in
their places, and, after reading of min
utes, a committee from the Presbyterian
church submitted a proposal to give five
feet of land lor widening Church street,
in which offer Mr. II. C. Hunt, represent
ing the Christian church, concurred, and, j
on motion of Alderman Pulliam, it was
resolved, that this street be at once
widened on the east side from the north
line of the Christian church to Willow
street. This action will give relief to a
most uncomfortably crowded thorough
fare 011 each Sunday morning, and an
electric light, to be placed there to
morrow, will make pedestrians happy at
Mr. J. M. Gudgcr presented an applica
tion for n sidewalk on Haywood street,
from Academy westward. It is greatly
needed, and 110 doubt will be built in a
very short time. Mr. Pulliam stated that
delay was caused by lack ol suitable
curbing, but that the board had last
week bought a quarry in Henderson
county, and would soon be prepared to
furnish all curbing required, on every
street. As the law now stands amended
it the last legislature, after the board
has placed the curbing, the property
owners will he required to make and
keep up the sidewalk. This is a most
wise enactment, and will result in a great
improvement to our rough ways most
The Work of Grading Has Been
Work has been started on the Yandcr-
bilt property. Roads are being surveyed
and constructed , and groves are being
planted. All of the niiliionaire'scmployes
are busily employed in turning the 5,000
acres of land into a park which will not
only be a delight to the residents of Ashe
ville themselves, but will draw manv vis
itors to this place which Asheville would
not otherwise have seen. All the natural
beauties of this propertv will beenhaneed
by an art which draws its chief value
from its close imitation of nature. The
very latest and most improved methods
of landscape gardening will be employed
to beautify and adorn it. The numerous
mountain brooks will furnish n water
supply to which many a small lake, nest
ling amongthe hills, will owe its origin.
Drives will intersect the property in all
direction, now winding over hill and dale,
now entangling themselves in labyrinth
ine mazes. Over 100 miles of drives are
said to have been planned.
Yes, the project is now well underway.
It was only the day before yesterday that
Vanderbilt's engineer was in the city to
obtain the services of a foreman to over
see the squads of men who have Ijccn put
to work to remove the top soil to the
depth of lrom eight to twelve inches,
from fourteen acres of laud preparatory
to grading it.
F'lne Tobacco, F'iue Prices.
Messrs. Rogers & F'orc, mention of
whose fine tobacco has already been
made through The Citizen, sold on the
floor of the Banner warehouse yesterday
544 pounds of the darkest portion of
their present crop, at an average ier
hundred, of $41.50. The highest price
paid was $63.00 and the lowest $8.00;
and the 544 pounds, aggregated $21 7.47.
These gentlemen have some 1,500 pounds
of their liest tobacco yet for sale, and
there is no way of ascertaining what it
will bring. These gentlemen raise tine to
bacco, and always sell on 1 lie Asheville
market, knowing that the prices paid
here are equal to those paid anywhere.
The water supply will becutolffortwo
hours after 12 o'clock to-dav, to make
new connection. J. L. Mi'rrav,
Sup't Water Works.
THI-: GREAT VNWASHF.D.
Rob PlMtded Extenuating Clr
cuinstaiices. Another meeting of the great unwashed
was held in the Mayor's office at 9 a. m
yesterday. What a marshalling of the
clans there was! They hustle and jostle
each other as they crowd up the stairs.
All are eager to be the first to appear be
fore his Honor. Over the door sill into
the room they crowd and scramble. The
benches are filled. The audience is before
him. What a motley assembly! Tat
tered and torn, filthy and forlorn, hag
gard eyed, blear eyed, here staring sul
lenly before them with faces begrimed
with dirt and wreathed in scowls, there
smiling idiotically with mouth distorted
into that brutal, bestial grin which only
"tanglefoot" can impart, mere carica
tures of men, they sitand wait in gloomy
" W. Mathies !" The stillness is broken
and a big, burly negro answers the sum
mons. "Yes sah! Ise heah. Whnlilyerhave?"
"You are charged with being drunk
and using profane language. Guilty or
not guilty ?"
"I didn't do it sail."
But W. Mathies had, and the usual
tribute to the majesty of the law was
levied upon him. He minded it but his
friends didn't. There beside him with a
cocoanut more full ot vanity than his
shirt was full of holes, and heaven knows
that was badenough, wasapockinarkcd,
copper colored son of Africa. Through
the lades in his shirt gleamed broad ex
panses of swarthy skin. His necktie,
originally black, looked like the tail end
of a thunder storm. Interested in the
proceedings, did you ask ? He was
busily employed in trying to find a piece
of tie large enough to hold a prize pack
age scarf pin. Having accomplished this
herculean task to his own entire satis
faction, he gazed patronizingly upon his
companions and covered himself with
enough glory to eke out the scantiness of
the remainder of his costume.
Bob didn't wait to hear the nature of
the charge but pleaded extenuating
"Yes sah, Ise guilty; but would yer
mind makin' it ns light as posseebleyer
Honah? Yer see Ise got to collect this
'ere money from my boss. 'Deed 'pon
my word and honah I won't get drunk
"But you have been up before me for
the same offence several times previous
"Yes sah, but yer see yer Honah, I
went it rather light in stoppin' off."
Sure enough, Bob, you did "go it rather
light," but the "boss" will have to pay
that five dollars after all.
And so the mill ground on, slowly but
surely, until the sum of seventy-two dol
lars had been turned into the city treas
ury. I COI NTERFEITER convicted,
j The Alertness Shown by the Ashe
j vllle Police.
j H. A. H.-irtsficld plead guilty to the
j charge of counterfeiting yesterday alter
j noon in the federal court, and was sen
j tenced to one year in the penitentiary at
! Columbus, Ohio. This was the least
j penalty which the law could impose,
j Hartslicld is about twenty-one years
' old, has a pleasant, gentlemanly appear
' ance, and shows a coolness and deliber-
; ntencss in his methods which would
; seem to betoken an old offender. His
j father is a jeweler in Raleigh, N. C.
j The arrest was made 011 the Kith of
I August by J. H. Hampton of the Ashe
I ville police force. This officer certainly
deserves a great deal of credit for the
.celerity with which he apprehended the
.culprit. Notice was given to Hampton
I on Monday by the keeper of a stand at
J the Buncombe warehouse that a coun
terfeit dollar had liecn passed on him, to
; gethcr with a description of the man
j who had passed it, and on the following
j Saturday the prisoner was arrested by
, this officer ashe came outof a restaurant
I 011 Main street. The counterfeiter was
j taken before Commissioner A. T. Sum
mer, and on pleading guilty was re
matiHcd to prison. There was found on
him, at the time of his arrest, five coun
terfeit silver dollars and the moulds for
making them. The prisoner claimed to
have bought $75 in counterfeit money
and the moulds at Cumberland Gap for
ten dollars. The counterfeit money
found on him was the only money he had
made with the moulds, although he af
terwards stated to the officer that lie
was going after some metal with which
to coin money at the very time he was
arrested. It sjx-aks well for the prompt
ness of the Asheville police tlint he was
only able to pass off ten dollars in Ashe
ville before he was apprehended.
Hartslicld is supposed to have been
working the country towns with a part
ner, although he denies this fact, and
says that no one was co-oicrating with
Gorton's Original New Orleans Min
strels, an organization with an enviable
reputation for refined and artistic per-
lormanecs, win appenr at the opera
house on Tuesday evening, Novemlier 12.
This company will be remembered forthe
clever ierformance they gave here about
one year ago, and we have abundant
assurance that the show is much stronger
than last year, and includes Prince Tan-
aka, the most marvelous of all Japanese
nrtists, and Gorton's unrivaled gold
band. The minstrels will parade about
noontime, and admirers of first-class
music should not fail to hear Gorton's
A GENEROUS GIFT.
A IOO,Xio CHECK TO JOHNS
Mrs. Caroline Donovan, of Balti
more, the Liberal Donator, and
she Made the Money Herself
Relatives Provided for Too.'
Baltimore, November 8. The trus
tees of Johns Hopkins I'niversity were
summoned to the city hall this morning
by Mayor Latrobe. When thev were
seated the mayor announced that he had
been instructed by Mrs. Caroline Dono
van, of Baltimore, the widow of a New
York merchant, to present to the I'ni
versity a check for $100,000. Mrs. Don
ovan expresses the preference that it be
used to found a chair of English litera
ture, though if the trustees see fit to
make other use of the money they may
act according to their best judgment.
Ex-Judge George Dobbin, president of the
board of trustees, after a conference with
the board, announced that they accepted
the money as a sacred trust to found a
chair of English literature. They ex
pressed their especial gratification that
the work of the ('Diversity is so appre
ciated by one unknown to them.
Mrs. Donovan is eighty-six years of
ige, and made this money herself by fort
unate investments. She had already pro
vided for all her blood relatives, and
thus made her generous gilt without
-ausing lamily jealousies.
I'EIIEHAI. COI HT,
The Warm Reception Given Hie
The illicit distillers were out in force
yesterday. One after the other was
called up to receive the punishment meted
out by the law. Each "wee nippie" fur
nished to their suffering fellow man was
recorded against thcin. Even he who
had smelt the cork, and gazed longingly
at the empty bottle had to relate the
mental and physical torture he had un
dergone on that memorable occasion,
in order to show the jury that there
mist have been whiskey in that bottle,
in order to have produced such an effect.
He that had helped carry the keg, had
seen the keg, or had heard a man say
that he had seen the keg, was sum
moned to contribute his quota towards
the testimony which irresistibly and mer
cilessly wrung from the jury the verdict
if "guilty." How the witness writhed
md twisted, squirmed and evaded. But
ill in vain. Browbeatten and badgered.
hunted Irom cover to cover, the repre
sentative of the law ran them down and
extracted their unwilling testimony.
Don't imagine for a moment that the
fun was all on one side.
A sturdy, stalwart mountaineer was
being cross-examined, and among others
this question was put to him :
"Could the party with you hear him ?"
"I duiino, I didn't have his hearin."
The same witness deposed that a keg
in question was a ten gallon keg. The
lawyer quickly asked :
You can gauge the contents of a bar
rel can you ?"
Eh ?" was the answer in a perplexed
mid puzzled tone.
You can tell the jury how big a keg
will hold ten gallons."
I reckon it might be just a ten gallon
keg," was the slowly drawled reply of
The following men were sentenced to
three moi.ths, $100 and costs. Will Dale,
R. A. Drake, Wiley Reese, Berry Gosnell,
Chas. Baine, and Doc Carver. Jas. Jack
son got off with only one month, $100
and costs, against him.
Eel's Have a Show of This Fruit
From Our Western Counties.
A few days ago we published a state
ment most remarkable of a crop of 100
bushels of apples having been gathered
from a single tree. This wonderful yield
is worthy of record, but wc attach for
greater importance to quality than to
quantity of Ibis delicious fruit.
We would like most extremely to see
in apple show this year in which all of
Western North Carolina would take
part. It could lie made most attractive,
and would astonish our Northern friends.
who have little idea of our capabilities
in this line. Cnpt. N. Atkinson has
always been foremost in this good work
and deserves all praise for his efforts.
Just now, however, he is absent, and the
time is rapidly passing away. Will not
some other friend help us to get it up?
The Citizen promises to do all in its
power, and while it would prefer to co-
0ierate with others in this good work,
if they cannot lie found, it will devote its
editor's sanctum to the receipt and ex
hibition of any specimens that muy be
sent, will publish descriptions of each
with names of senders, will invite inflec
tion, and pay five dollars to the person
who sends a bushel of the best apples ;
the question of superiority to be adjudged
by a committee of disinterested persons.
Friends of Yancey, Haywood, Hender
son, and all other of our glorious apple
raising mountain counties, we beg of
you not to look with contempt upon our
modest offer, but let us get together and
arrange one fur more worthy of our
Scottish Patriotic Society.
A meeting of this societv will be held
at the home of Mr. James Franks, at 2
o'clock on Thursday next. Tub Citizen
takes a lively interest in this movement.
of which the object is to made arrange
ments for an annual meeting which will
be a suitable representation of the loving
pride, which all true Scots cherish for
their grand nation, the home of the Pa
triot Wallace, the mighty warrior Bruce,
the gallant Chieftain Lord James, of
Douglass, the poet Burns, the author of
authors, Sir Walter Scott, in short the
home of men who were as proud of their
mother as she was of her sons.