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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1889.
KMPKROK W I I.I.I AM 'I'lRNINIS
Results of the ItiKtiiarck-Kuluoky
Coiifercnce mill Kaiser-Sultan
Interviews Ferdinand Will Not
Copyright 1SH'J, N. Y. Associuleil I'ress.
Berlin, November '.). Pirsl among
the present results of the Bisniarck-Kal-nokv
conference and Kaiser-Sultan inter
views is the suspension of the Austrian
project for an official recognition of the
Bulgarian government. .Since the offi
cial report ol the meeting of Count Iler
licrt Hismarek and the grand vizier stale
that the latter declined to advise the
Sultan to recognize Prince Ferdinand
without material guarantees of the sup
port of Drcbund if Russia attached Tur
key in the Armenian frontier or at any
other point, the grand vizier farther
declared that Turkey has as much to
fear from Austria ns from Russia, ami
she could not forward Kalnoky policy
unless she obtained an equivalent. The
attitude of the I'orte appears to have
confirmed Hisniarck's opposition to in
tervention in favor of Prince Ferdinand.
Signor Crispi, the Italian prime minis
ter, approved the Knlnokv project, hut
the insistence of the Chancellor has over
borne 1 10 tli. Official circles in Vienna are
sore over this check to Austrian diplo
macy, ami attribute Bismarck's action
to the promises which he gave the Czar
while the I nter was in Berlin. The ofli
ciul belief here is i hat the Chancellor re
sisted Kalnoky because he was averse to
n measure which was likely to produce
acute agitation ill the Balkans. The rec
ognition of Prince Ferdinand is therefore
Just before leaving Constantinople lim
peror William had his longest conference
with the Sultrti. Said Pasha ami Count
Herbert Bismarck were present. After
the conference Count Herbert visited the
English embassy, meeting Sir V. A.
White, the British minister, and Sir lid
With retcreuee to the Anglo-Turkish
negotiations over the conversion of the
Egyptian debt and the continued occupa
tion of Egypt, limpcror Wiiliam appears
to have urged the Sultan to cultivate an
alliance with England as linking Turkey
to the I 'rebuild. The exchange of views
by the moiiarchs is certain to strongly
influence the mlicy of the I'orte, though
110 hard-autl-fast argument ensues.
The imperial itinerate homewards in
cludes a stoppage at Corfu and a visit to
the Empress ol Austria, who is sojourn
ing there, and thence to Venice, where
the municipal authorities arc preparing
a gorgeous sea tele, comprising a licet of
steamers, richly adorned gondolas and
the illumination of St. Mark's and the
ira nd canal. It will be a thorough old
Doge time celebration.
King Humbert is expected at Venice,
and both monarchs will go to Monzn
after meeting the limpcror of Austria at
Insbuch. The imperial party is timed to
reach here Saturday. Kmpcror William
will thus conclude his notable series of
visits to the sovereigns of Europe with
two additional visits to allied monarchs
as a demonstration. His interviews
with the other monarchs had for their
sole object the solidification of the
Report of Hie Mew Orleans Cot
Ni:v Orleans, November 9. The New
Orleans Cotton Exchange statement is
sued to-day makes the cotton movement
over Ohio and Mississippi and Potomac
rivers to Northern American and Cana
dian mills for the week ending November
8, 8,837 bales, against 8,779 last year,
and a total since September 1 of
188,078, against 3:S9,-m last year.
The total American mill takings North
and South for the first ten weeks of the
season 577,883, against 074.852, of
which was used by Northern mills 31,
2G against 587,152. The amount of
American cotton crop in sight 2,070,580
against 2,(50,999. The statement shows
ii partiid halt in the heavy foreign ex
ports, and the excess which last week
was -110,575 bales is now 3(i!l.;i73
over the total to this time last
vear. It also indicates that north
ern mills are still pursuing
to mouth policy, tne (icncieney in
their takings for the ten wectis compared
with hist vear having been increased to
155,716 bales. Stocks at sea ports and
leading interior towns have increased
189,37 bales during the week, reducing
the deficiency compared with the close of
corresponding week laslycar to 30,52
THE KCNTl'CKV TRAUKI1V,
Col. Goodloe's Condition Consid
Cincinnati, November 9. A special
from Lexington, Ky., says: Col.Goodloe
rested well lifst night, and this morning
his physicians believe he has a good
chance for recovery. People tire still
greatly excited. Assistant postmaster
Swift was talking to Swope a few sec
onds before the altercation began, and
says he did not hear any words passed
between the men although they were
only a few feet away. He thinks there
wus a tacit understanding between them
that the first time that they met alone
they should fight. A man very close to
Ooodloe said to your correspondent this
morning that he knew the fight would
come about sooner or later; but that it
was not expected quite so soon. It would
1 hard to say who has the public sym
pathy, as there seems to be heartfelt and
universal sorrow for both families.
Lexington, Ky., November 9. Col.
Goodloe at 4.0 p. ni. was undergoing
an operation. He was under the influ
ence of anicsthetics, and no reporters
were allowed in the operating room.
His physicians fear he will not recover.
Nashville, Tenn., November 9. This
was the last day at West Side Park.
First race t-o year olds, four fur
longs: Nanny P. " won, Kenilworth
second. Revival third. Time .52',.
Second race seven furlongs : Somerset
f.,c;,rtif BKiinrl. Katie S. tflird.
-r;,i 1 sasi...
Third race one mile: Sival won, ; eighteen of the 12 Navassa rioters for
Mertv second, Argental third. Time i murder and being accessories before the
.4.8V. j fact, the pcnulty for which is death. Sev-
' Fourth race one mile: Hornpiie won, , cn arc charged as principals and eleven as
Monita Hardy second, (Jut-en of Trumps I having aided and abetted the murder
third. Timel.46;U. ers.
Fifth race-live furlongs: Sir Olee won, , ;"
Zufolla second. Artniel third. Time 1.07. '' "
Sixth race-five furlongs: Basil Duke, W asiiinoton, Novenilwra.-Bondoner-
won. Cecil B. second, J. K. Freed thud, j
Seventh i ace five furlongs: Bon boy
won, Weeks second, Probust third.
Time 1.07V. ,
Eighth race five furlongs: Tom Karl
won, Robin second, Germanic third.
HODliF, VS. THE RAILROADS.
Tlte Penally Nulla In Wake Coun
ty Superior Court.
Ill the "railroad iwnalty suits" brought
last summer returnable to October term
of Wake superior court, by Dr. V. T.
Hodge, of this county, to recover the
penalty of $500 imposed bystatnte upon
every railroad failing to render in 18NK
the report required by the code, all of
the defendant railroad companies (forty
in number I filed demurrers, claiming that
if a right of action had accrued to any
one at all, it had accrued to the State
and not to W. T. Hodge.
The ease against the Cape Fear &
Vadkin Valley Railwav Company being
first on the docket was first called.
Messrs. Spier Whitaker and A. Jones
appeared for the plaintiff and Messrs.
Strong, Gray & Stamps represented the
deleudant company. The other railroad
companies were represented by their
respective attorneys and made common
cause with the Cupe Fear & Yadkin
Vallev Railroad Company. Mr. Whit
aker moved lor judgment on the ground
that, as he claimed, the demurrer was
"frivolous" and in a lengthy and able
speech supported his claim, judge G. V.
Strong in a clear and vigorous speech
led the argument for the defendant com
pany, and was followed by Col. Fuller
and Mr. Bntehelor lor the Seaboard
System of Railroads, Col. Hinsdale for
the Palmetto Road, C. M. ltusbee for the
Richmond & Danville Roads, A. V. Hay
wood, for the Wilmington & Wcldon
The argument consumed about four
hours. Judge Aruitield refused to hold
the demurrer to be frivolous, and the
cases go over to the February term when
the demurrer will be argued and de
termined on its merits.
The amount involved in the various
suits aggregates $4(1,00(1 a nice plum
for Dr. Hodge and his attorneys if they
THi: Ul'F.FN'S DOMAIN,
Lord Salisbury Draw a Picture
Couleur le Howe.
Lospos, November I). At a meeting in
Guild Hall to-day Lord Salisbury deliv
ered an address in which he congratula
ted the country upon the splendid expan
sion of its trade. Disputes between labor
and capitalists, he said, were regretful,
and he warned the labor agitators that
! hey undertook a grave responsibility.
He was glad to be able to affirm that
Ireland was progressing, prosperity was
increasing in that country, disorder was
vanishing, and there was every prospect
of a permanent settlement of the burning
questions between the two countries.
No member of the government indulged
in wiltl theories of home rule, but were
ready with a practical policy which
wouid satisfy the country.
Referring to Egypt, Lord Salisbury
said that the policy of the government
remained unchanged, and it would enable
that country to protect herself against
all attacks, which, at present, she was
enabled to do without British assistance.
The difficulties in Europe, he declared,
appeared to be tending toward a pcace-
lul solution. All the great powers are
desirous of a voiding a conflict.
A Cireat Criminal')! Kncl.
Fhankmn, Mass., November 9. Aimer
Lobodie, a Frenchman about forty-five
years of uge, while on trial for the rape
of his daughter before Justice Wiggin to
day, killed himself by cutting his throat
with a jaekknife. The testimony had
been concluded, and the Justice said,
"this matter is beyond my jurisdiction."
"Mine too," exclaimed Lobodie as he
drew a knife from under his clothing,
and slashed his throat before the officers
could interfere, severing the jugular vein,
and died before assistance could le ren
dered. His three dauglers witnessed
the tragedy, one fainting away. Lobodie
was a woodehopper.
Brakes Helused to Work.
Kansas City, November !). Brakes on
the Fifth street cable train refused to
work as the train was descending a hill
between Delaware and Main streets this
afternoon. At the foot of the hill the
runaway train collided with an Eigh
teenth street train on the loop. Both
trains were wrecked, and the Fifth street
grinman, lames lohnson, was seriously
and perhaps tataity luiureci. I ne con
ductor of the Eighteenth street train was
struck on the head and knocked uncon
scious. He was moved to the hospital,
and is in a precarious condition. Four
passengers were slightly injured.
Mysterious Double Murder.
Raleicii, N. C, November 9. News of
a horrible double murder conies trom
lohnston county. An aged and respect
able lady named Mrs. Celia Brown re
sided in the country about four miles
from Selmawilh her little grandson eight
vearsot agc. This morning both were
found murdered about two hundred
vards from the house where they had
been draeircd. Thevhad been killed with
a gun. No clue has been obtained to the
murderer and no cause tor it can lie as
K. W. Barrett All Right.
Atlanta, Ga November 9. E. W.
Barrett the Washington coi respondent
of the Constitution, about whom fears
were felt yesterday, turned up all right
to-dav. His absence bevond the time
specified was due to the delay made
necessary in order to interview Rube
Burrows the desperado. Burrows told
him an interesting story of his life and
adventures. Barrett reached Atlanta to
day. General Manager Appointed.
Charleston. S. C, November 9.
C. M. Ward was to-day appointed gen
eral manager of the South Carolina rail
road by receiver Chamlwrlain in place of
Col. Jno. H. 1'eck who nns ucen connec
ted with the road for the uast ten or
fifteen venrs. Ward has licen superin
tendent of the Pittsburg Junction divis
ion of the Baltimore and Ohio system
and has a high reputation.
Navassa Murderers Indicted.
Haltimoke. Md.. Noveintier 9. ine
-United States irraud itirv to-day indicted
ings to-day nggregateu uu,uu, an ac-
cepted, at 1.05:fe for four and halt's and
1.27 tor lours.
A Far Off Earthquake.
Tt'Nis, November 9. An earthquake
occurred here to-day.
No damage was
Oerhart Wardel, theOuly Witness
In the Cronln Case Yesterday.
Chicago, November 9. Gcrhart War
del, the gardener, was the first witness
in the Cionin trial this morning. He
testified that on the night of the murder,
at about half past ten o'clock, he saw
two men on the corner of Ashland ave
nue and Alto street, which is near the
Carlson cottage. They were going
north. One of them was about 5 feet 11
in height, the other was "chunky" and
about 5 feet 7 or 8 inches in height.
They were unknown to the witness.
They walked on and entered the Carlson
cottage. A slat was broken on one of
i he blinds and through the opening the
witness could see that there was
a light inside. The witness then
.vent home and on the following
morning, the day being Sunday, accom
panied by his wite, he went to 8 o'clock
mass. Passing the Carlson cottage on
the way to church he saw spots of blood
on the sidewalk in front of the cottage
A large part of the day's session was
occupied by medical exiert testimony ns
to whether the spots on the flooring of
1 he cottage and on the cotton batting
trunk lining and locks of the bar were
An iCarnest Appeal for this Nonle
The managers of the Mission Hospital
make an earnest appeal to the citizens of
Buncombe county, as well us the resi
dents of Asheville and strangers sojourn
ing among us, to unite in contributing
to the support of the Hospital on thanks
giving day. This is not intended to take
the place of the quarterly payments of
subscribers, but to supplement that, and
also to allow those who do nut subscribe
regularly an opportunity of contributing
in money, provisions or furniture.
As the hospital makes no distinction
lictwecn its ministrations it is hoped all,
of every class, age ami color, will unite
in thus testifying their appreciation of
the good work the hospital has done.
The children must remember their cus
tom of going on theaftcruuon of thanks
giving day carrying their offerings in
Persons can contribute through the
collections taken up in the churches, by
orders left with the grocers, by sending
direct to the hospital or through any of
the managers or medical staff.
By order of the president.
F. L. Pattox,
Sec. Bd. of Man. Mission Hospital.
A llICi ;)!. I FIND,
Welifhiiiit 11 0,1 Orocers' Scales
and Measuring It in Piut-CupH.
Salisiu kv, N. C November 8. News
conies here to-day of a rich gold find in
Montgomery county by Tebe Saunders.
Last week he took out 2,000 penny
weights, and sent, besides, seven pounds
of gold ore to the Charlotte mint. In
one roekerful of grit four ounces of gold
was found. The gold is in placers' grit,
and is the richest ever found in the State.
Two peek-baskets full of gold and speci
mens were taken out of the mine yester
day. Tebe has one hundred hands at
work, and gets so much gold that no
pretence is made at weighing it except
on a pair of grocer's settles, or to measure
it in a half-pint cup to pay the royalty,
which is shnred by the hands. Below
the grit small veins are found that are
more than halt gold. There is no fraud
about this, for the gold shows tor itself,
and it has created intense excitement
Important Virginia Items.
Lexington, Va., November 9. Dr. Z.
J. Walker, who was wounded in the
Brownsburg affair Friday evening has
died from his wounds. Dave Miller is
mortally wounded, and his brothers
Oeorge.James and William, implicated in
the shooting of Dr. Walker and his wile,
at c in jail. Lynching is feared.
Rev. James Henderson Smith, author,
and late pastor of the Harrisonburg, Va.,
Presbyterian church, uuil son of Gen. F.
H. Smith, superintendent of the Virginia
Military Institute, died this morning.
Cadet J. F. Ingatc, of the f-urth class
corps of cadets of the Virginia Military
Institute, is dead. His body will be taken
to Mobile, Ala.
The Virginia I.eK'slalure.
Richmond. Va., November 9. The
latest estimate of the complexion of the
next Legislature is: Senate, 29 demo
crats, 9 republicans, and two districts in
doubt. House of Delegates, 8 demo
crats, 13 republicans, and five counties
in doubt. Scott county elected a repub
lican to the House by one majority.
The latest estimates on McKinncy's
majority for Governor place it at from
0,000 io 5,000.
Mills Burned In HI. Paul.
St. Pai l, Minn., November 9. About
9.5 o'clock last night, a lire broke out
in the flour mill of the St. Paul roller
mill, on Third street, near St. Peter, and
spread rapidly. Close by is a big eleva
tor of the same company which also
caught fire. A loss of $150,000, with in
surance of $100,000, is involved in the
mill and contents, The building was
closed at 6 o'clock, and the lireis thought
to have been caused by nn explosion of a
lamp in the shipping room.
Weekly Bank Statement.
New York, Novemlier 9. The weekly
bank statement is as follows:
Reserve, decrease $1 ,881 ,3.'5
Loans, increase 1,018,200
Siecie, increase 572,100
Legal tenders, decrease 2,571,000
Deposits, decrease 72,700
Circulation, increase 5,100
The banks now hold $700,850, in ex
cess of the 25 per cent. rule.
Card of Thanks.
I desire to express my sincere thanks
to my many friends for the numerous
favors and kindnesses shown me" at the
time of my accident and during my re
covery. Very gratctully,
A. L. Melton.
The norganloii Herald
Appears as the successor to the Mor
ganton Star, Mr. W. C. Ervin. editor
and publisher. The number for Novem
ber 7th, is the first we have seen, and we
are very much pleased with it both in
make up and matter. The editorials arc
strong and well written, and the local
columns are full and sprightly. We have
faith in the Hernld and hope it will be ns
highly appreciated by its home patrons
as it is by those who read it abroad.
Mr. O. F. Hcgeman has returned from
a trip to Johnson City, Tenn.
R. G, PMVTHIAN SI'IIMITS HIM
The CoUHolUlalion of lite Nav::l
Torpedo SUition, iiie War Col
lege, and Other Schools Rec
Washington, I). C, November 9.
Proposals received a lew days ago at
the Navy department for materials for
use in the constt uctiou of the machinery
of the two 3,000 ton cruisers to be built
at New York and Norfolk navy yards,
have been referred to the chief of bureau
of steam engineering for examination.
The report and recommendation of bu
reau officers before the bids were opened
estimated that the total would be about
$200,000, but the lowest bids ollercd ag
gregated. nearly $500,000.
Fourth auditor Lynch in his annual re
port to the secretary of the treasury,
says that there is a deficiency of $253,
7 in appropriations for the yay of the
navy and marine corps for the last fiscal
year, caused partially by the payment
out of that fund of claims for longevity
and for service on board receiving ships
under the recent decisions by the supreme
court. The auditor makes an earnest
recommendation for increase in the cler
ical force of his oflice.
This afternoon captain R. L. I'hythian,
president of the board recently appointed
to consider and report upon the question
of consolidating the several naval estab
lishments at Newport, R. I., submitted
the report of himself a';d colleagues to
Secretary Tracy. It is signed by captain
I'hythian. commander W. R. Bridgeman,
lieutenant commanders A. S. Snow and
B. F. Lilley and Lieutenant J. F. Meigs.
The report says the board heard the
statements of captain Malum, first com
mandant of the torpedo station, of Com
modores iligginson and Goodrich, at
present in command of the training sta
tion, and of the torpedo station and war
college, and other officers at Newport
and ol Admiral Luce. The report then
"The hoard believes that the best good
of the naval service at large will be
reached by consolidating the naval tor
pedo station and war college and the
naval training station into one estab
lishment, to be called ihe nttval school
ol application, anil to he under the
command of an officer of high rank,
whose headquarters shall lie on Goat is
land, the present site of torpedo sta
tion and war college. At this school of
application, the use, care and tactics of
naval weapons and all other equipments
should be studied and practically illus
trated; naval strategy, society ofsupply,
or naval logistics, should befullv treated ;
and in short, every means should be ex
hausted in the way of both practice and
study to prepare officers as far as may
be in familiarity with war." The board
makes the following specific recommen
First, That the $100,000 now appro
propriaied for the war college building
on the government island be expended in
erecting a building that may serve for
the n w school of application.
Second, That the proposed school be
under the bureau ol' navigation.
The board was also instructed t re
port upon the various other matters to
lie investigated at Newport, and recom
mended as follows on those:
First, That the boys removed from the
training ship New Hampshire because of
the epidemic among them should go
aboard again as soon as possible, or, if
the ship he permanently infected, another
ship should be sent to Newport to re
Second. That two small sailing vessels
be built for tenders to the training ship
at a cost of $00,000.
Third, That tile gunnery ship Lancas
ter should be attached to the school of
Fourth, That there should be no fur
ther development of the manufacturing
part ol the torpedo station, and that the
plant for the manufacture of gun cotton
be removed to some more suitable place,
because it would be very liable to de
struction in case of war.
Mr. A. Ii. Jenks, of Boston, Mass., is at
the Battery Park.
Dr. Walter C. Browning, who is going
to build the new hotel on the Swamiit
noa, is now at the Battery Park.
Dr. l.eilingwcll, who has been thinking
of purchasing the Battery Park Hotel,
returned from Hot Springs yesterday.
Mr. A. Blyte, of Newport, R. I., has
leased Mr. Woolscy's Wigwam for the
winter season, and will take possession
on the 1st of December.
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Johnston and
their son Mr. Thos. Johnston, of Frank
lin, N. C, are in the city, the guests of
the Hon. Thos. I). Johnston.
Mr. John Simpkins, of Varinouthport,
Mass., and his two sisters are stopping
at the Battery Park. Mr. Simpkins is
one of the most prominent and wealthy
capitalists of Boston, Mass.
Mr. Douglas, Vanderbilt's forester, was
at the Swannanoa yesterday. Mr.
Douglas is a recognized authority on for
estry, and has written several standard
works on that subject. He had charge
of selecting the trees in Central Park.
Although 00 years old he thinks nothing
ofa walk up Craggy. He was there
onlv the other dav in order to examine
the different varieties of the rhododen
dron with a view to cultivating them on
the Vanderbilt estate.
A Sister Taken.
Ou' much valued co-worker, Miss Ma
mie Hatehett, editress of the Orphan's
Friend, and of the Literary World, was
married on the 5th inst., tit Henderson,
to Mr. Al. Fairbrother, we presume of
Lincoln, Neb.; for if we are present at the
reception on the 10th of December we
must present our credentials at that
place. We shall miss our fair friend and
her sprightly ways. She has fallen a will
ing victim to her many charms; therefore
we must congratulate, which wedomost
heartily, wishing our "Fairbrother" no
longer our professional sister, a worldfull
The extension of the street railway goes
on apace. The track will soon be laid to
Pine street, and a large quarter of the
town will be made happy by the acquisi
tion of easy transportation facilities with
the ceiitre of the city.
How the Tenor and Ihe Note
Failed to Connect.
Two belated wanderers were returning
from pitying a visit at the house of one
of Asheville's prominent, siibstnntialeiti-
zens the other evening. They were in a
very cheerful and hilarious state, al
though they had not quailed a single
draught of that which makes the town
assume a deep vermilion hue. The moon
shone brightly and cast a glamour over
the landscape. Their hearts were touched
and they became saturated with senti
ment. It was a nice world to live in
just then, wasn't it boys? However the
fates kindly took pity on them and pre
sented an opportunity. Now they could
relieve themselves of this unspeakable
yearning and longing which threatened
to make life unendurable. Framed in a
window, in bold relief against the dark
curtains, stood a young lady in pensive
attitude, gazing over the hills and far
away. Halt! The young men paused,
looked, saw, mid in one second more the
soft melting strains ol "Kindling Wood"
were rising and falling in tender cadences
on the balmy night air. All was well
until the chorus was reached, when
mountain and vallev were to ring with
the name of that young lady's western
home. Inspired with ardor and enthusi
asm the tenor rose gallantly to the at
tack, but, alas! mother earth rose at the
It Wits a wooden sidewalk, only three
feet wide, and our tenor had made a
slight miscalculation. Song and side
walk now are one. Both are kindling
wood. Poor fellow ! He tried hard to
make a "mash," but don't be too hard
n him only made a smash.
(GENERAL CITY NEWS.
The funeral of the late Edward Wed-
din will take place this afternoon at 2.30
o'clock from Trinity Episcopal church.
Mr. Samuel Greenlee sold to Mr. Thos.
J. Reels a town lot on southeast Hay
wood street, near the old depot, for
Tne next meeting of the Asheville Free
Kindergarten and Children's Aid Society
will be on Thursday, November 1, at
3. 5 p. in.
The firm of Lyman & Childs sold to
Mr. 0. B. Benedict, of Jacksonville, Fla.,
lor their client Mr. Ii. P. Davis, seventy
acres of land, known as Dr. Weaver's
place, for $7,500.
The clerk of the court asks us to re
mind nil administrators, executors and
guardians that the tune for milking re
ports and settlements is at hand, and
they arc requested to call at once at his
office for the purpose.
Central Methodist chinch Sunday
school at 9.30 a. m. Preaching at 1 1 a.
m. and at 7.30 p. m. by the pastor Rev.
G. C. Rankin. The morning sermon will
be in the interest of young men. by re
quest of the Y. M. C. A.
There was a party of hunters on board
the train this evening and great excite
ment was caused among the passengers
when the clogs jumped off the train as
soon as Mt. Pisgah was sighted. It is
supposed they scented the rat.
The contracting parties in the marriage
licenses issued during the last few days
were Mr. F. S. Hcnslcy and Miss Martha
Ball, Mr. F. C. Watkins and Miss Mary
Lance, Mr. Mack Brooks and Miss Nan
nie Taylor. They are all from Buncombe
The Misses Brown gave a whist party
on Friday evening at their residence on
Academy street. Although a small gath
ering, there was a great deal oi fun to
the square inch, and the way the boys
waded into therefreshmentsshowed that
they knew how to appreciate a good
tiling when they saw it.
Mr. Striegler, of Texas, has at the
stock yard twenty-one head of horses
which he has brought front that place.
They can scarcely be called Texas ponies
as many of them stand fifteen and a half
hands high and would weigh a thousand
pounds. Here is a good opportunity for
anybody who wishes to buy a good, ser
viceable hotse tit low price.
Mr. Clark, representing the Gtimewell
Fire Alarm Telegraph Company, is at
the Battery Park hotel. Asheville is
adopting the most advanced ideas in ev
erything, and will fill up the measure of
her wisdom by adopting the system so
efficient wherever tried by which the lo
cality of a fire is instantly ascertained.
We remember a race by the hose and hook
and ladder companies over half the city
because the fire was a smothered onennd
made no outward demonstration. The
"fire alarm" avoids all this.
No one can help but lie impressed with
the clearness and conciseness of the
charges made to the jury by Judge R. P.
Dick. They are short, pithy, pregnant
and thoroughly impartial. Seemingly
knotty points become entirely clear to
both the listeners and the jurv under bis
The most interesting trial was that of
the Rathbones, who were charged with
trying to rescue their brother "Chris"
Rathhonc when under arrest. They were
convicted, but have not yet liecn sen
tenced. All the other cases appertained to
illicit distilling. The sentences imposed
were as follows: Doc Carver and Elmira
Houston, one month, $100 and costs;
Eli Ballard, four months, $100 und costs;
David Guinn, three months, $100 and
costs; and Will Jackson, eighteen months
in the penitentiary.
Mr. Van Zands, of Newport, R. L, will
be here on November 15, ai4 will occupy
the Herrick mansion.
Ol'R MAN ABOUT TOWN.
What He Sees and What
Thinks About It.
If we half appreciate the blessings of
life we value the generally good weather
of Asheville. Reports by newspiqier and
by correspondence from the North are full
of accounts of dismal weather. Day after
day of sunshine here finds rain and chilli
ness iit the North. Asheville on its snug
site among these beautiful mountains
laughs nt the storm-beaten world else
where. No wonder we thrive undersmil
Judge Dick, theprcsidingjusticeatthese
'moonshiner" trials, never travels on
Sunday. Here is a man of principle. He
lives up to his principles. Fifty years
ago millions of other people in this coun
try would not travel on the Subbath.
Things have changed. What do we now
see at our own railway station every
Sunday? People going and coming to
and from all parts of the land. "Sun
day ?" did you say ? " Yes, its Sunday,"
is the answer. "I travel Sunday because
the firm compels me to," is the traveler's
answer. Query: Has that man any prin
An Asheville man can always tell when
it is 7 o'clock in the morningeven though
he does not possess a clock or hear the
whistles, At that hour thousands of
hammers begin to pound nails into the
houses and buildings in course of erec
tion. In every quarter of the city the
echoes of the hammer strokes begin
promptly at seven o'clock and continue
till the day's labor ends. What sweeter
music is there than these hammerstrokes
to the ears of our progressive citizens?
This music means increased values and
the perfecting of a city which may be the
pride of the country.
The influx of visitors to this city to at
tend the federal court brings life to the
square in a regular bee swarm. He that
would study character should go to the
square and mingle with these crowds.
The bone and sinew of our mountain
farms is there displayed in young and
old The young men tire quiet and confi
dent fellows. The good health sign is
painted on their cheeks. The middle aged
man, bearing the impress of responsibil
tics on their faces, find much to amuse
them in this visit to town. Most inter
esting of all are the old men. Grizzled
locks, deep lurrows on their faces, and a
sober, serious look tell their own story.
These are the men who have faced the
storm of life. Much bitterness has there
been in many of these lives. The cruel
war sobered and made rid some of these
good men. They faced cannon and bullet
bravely; they learned lesssons on the field
to be learned nowhere else on earth.
Though of earnest mien these men are
jolly at heart. What stories many can
tell of fights with bear and man. They
are here for nil sorts of reasons. They
are always welcome, these interesting
THE FI.OWISR MISSION.
A Worthy Charity Needlnic As
sistance. It is needless to remind our people of
the great work that the Flower Mission
has accomplished in the citv. This char
ity is dependent entirely for its support
upon the voluntary subscriptions of the
citizens and visitors in the place. The
winter is now coming upon us and the
ladies in charge of this organization
find themselves entirely without funds to
carry on the work of providingcomforts,
and in many cases actual necessities, for
the worthy poor of the city.
There are numbers of willing hands to
aid the good work, but it cannot go on
without money, for provisions and med
icines. We are informed that there was not
money enough in the treasury to pay for
the groceries and medicines purchased
To aid in raising funds some of the mu
sical friends of the society propose giving
an entertainment next Friday night, at
the opera house, assisted by Miss Bow
man, an elocutionist of Nashville. From
the outline of the program that we have
seen, the entertainment promises to be
most enjoyable; well worth the price of
admission, fifty cents, aside from the sat
isfaction of aiding a most worthy char
ity. Let all the friends of the Flower
Mission and the lovers of good music
Mayor Rlanton's Chivalry.
Yesterduy was an off day at the may
or s court. 1 he patronage was very
light and the amount of the fines imposed
only footed up to $28.50. But one inci
dent redounded tothecredit ofthe mayor
and showed that lie had a very great
respect and esteem for woman. In these
days of flippancy, when everything is ex
posed to more or less raillery, woman is
often treated in such a manner as would
lead one to believe that men had forgot
ten that they had sisters and mothers.
But this is not the case with the mayor.
A man charged with using profane lan
guage to a woman, was brought before
his Honor. He pleaded guilty and asked
to be let off as easy ns possible. But the
mavor and he had different ideas with
regard to the enormity of the offence,
and the former gave utterance to his in
the following vigorous Anglo Saxon :
"Hud you cursed a man, I would have
let you off for $3, but as it is a woman
the law does not place the limit high
enough. It restricts the fine to $30,
where it should send the man to the pen
itentiary." And so says every true man.
for a chivalrous regard for woman is the
basis of all true manhood.
THE NEW HOTEL.
GROUND WH.LBE BROKEN IN
Dr. waiter C. Browning-, of Phila
delphia, the Projector HelKhls
North of the Swannanoa the
Site Modern Architecture.
Dr. Walter C. Browning, of Philadel
phia, is in Asheville, and spent yesterday
with a party of friends in inspecting his
property. This consists of 160 acres of
land and is n part of the property for
merly owned by Major Rossclle. It lies
two miles south of Asheville on the
Swtinnanoa river. Upon his return he
was interviewed by a reporter from The
Citizen in regurd to his proposed erec
tion of a hotel on that property. He
made the following statements:
"The new hotel, about which you ask,
is a settled fact. The workmen will not
commence operations now as it is too
late in the season to lay foundations,
and even if we did begin building now the
hotel would not be able to be completed
in time to ojien for a summer season.
Ground will not be broken until the com
ing March, and the hotel will be formally
opened for the winter season on January
"By the way I wish you would disa
buse the people of Asheville of one idea
they have. They seem to think that this
hotel is to be a sanitarium. Several
gentlemen have made remarks of this na
ture to me. Now this building is to be a
Hotel, pure and simple. There will be
nothing about it that will suggest a san
itarium, unless it is the health-giving at
mosphere of Ashevill-i(
"Many people imagine that the erec
tion of this hotel will cause ill feeling
among the other hotel proprietors, but I
assure you that this is not the case. The
number of visitors is such that another
hotel is needed to take those who cannot
find accommodations at the Battery
Park, the Swannanoa, and other places.
Why this fact was made known in The
Citizen itself. It was stated there that
the Battery Park had turned away a
thousand people in one season, and that
s a fact. The proprietor of the hotel
told me the very same thing himself.
'But perhaps you would like to learn
something about the hotel itself. What
few facts I can give you at present
ire at your disposal. The dimen
sions of the building will be 385 by
5 feet, and it is to face southeast by
south. The advantage of this exposure
is that every room in the house will have
the sun at least half of the day. In the
centre of the building will be a large oc
tagon 33 feet m diameter and the top of
this octagon will form an octagonal son-
parlor 33 teet in diameter. The porte
cochere will be built in the style of a
ortress and will have two towers, one
square and the other round.
'Yes, I had forgotten to state what
would be the general style of architect
ure. Well, I hardly know what to call
it. It is of the composite type which is
so much in vogue, but if I dared to call
it by any one particular name I should
call it Gothic.
The site of the building will be on a
knoll located about 1,000 feet back from
the river and 20 feet above its level.
There will be two entrances, one opening
the Hendcrsonville road and the
other opening on a drive which will wind
throug the ravine and up its side to the
hotel. All the undergrowth will be
cleared away, and the grounds will be
lid out and graded down to the river
Are you going down town? Yes?
Well I am going that way myself. Do
you know that this air is perfectly won
derful? This is far ahead of Florida.
There the air is rather depressing. And
what a thriving city you have here.
Why it is absurd of people to tell young
jieople to go West if they wunt to make
money. There is no place that offers a
young man of enterprise and energy
more inducements than Asheville, and I
shall tell the young men of Philadelphia
that very thing when 1 return. Well,
good night. I turn off here."
Admirers of refined minstrelsy have a
genuine treat in store for them on Tues
day evening, November 12, when Gor
ton's famous New Orleans minstrels will
appear at the city opera house. This
composed of strictly high class artists,
and comes highly endorsed by some of
the leading journals.
The Wilmington, N. C, daily Messen
ger says :
Gorton's Original New Orleans min
strels played to a large audience last night
at the opera house. The parquet and all
the galleries were packed with people,
and no audience in Unungton has been
more delighted this season than they
The program was a most excellent one
in all its features and the performance
was a very une one. i ne auaience roarea
with laughter and applauded from the
beginning until the curtain fell.
The clog dancing and songs were excel
lent, and the performance of Prince Tan
aka, the Japanese juggler was wonderful
bverything on the program is a "feature
and there was a real, genuine funny bus
iness from beginning to end. The com
pany's cornet band is a very superior
one and not the least enjoyable part of
the entertainment was the excellent mu
sic they rendered.
Reserved seats can be secured at Saw
yer's. In a few hour's visit to Greensboro,
we were greatly indebted to the kindness
and courtesies of the Messrs. Michaux,
father and son, of the daily Workman,
and also to Mr. Crutchficld, manager of
the North State. To the elder Mr. Mich
aux we were put under especial obliga
tions for attentions, and also for informa
tion given ns.