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THE DAILY CITIZEN
BOARDING, WANTS, '
Por Rent, and Lost Notices, three
lines or less, 25 Cent for
Ilelivrrnl to Viaitore In any part of
I In- City.
Two Weeks, or lent..
ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1889.
THK FORMAL DlUHCtTORY
C ICR K .l N I KS v i ;t r K R It A V .
4 ;rtat ;a!herliK f Cardinals,
IllHhopM and Laymen A splen
did llaitciuet SpeeclieH bv the
1'i eNlcU'iit unci Mr. Ulaine.
Washington, I). C, November ,.
Thf new Catholic I uiversity of Amer
ica was to-day formally dedicated anil
oened with impressive ceremonies in the
presence of a large number of prelates of
the church and distinguished laymen
from all pans of the country A large
part of the ceremonies, however, hail to
lie omitted on account of the inclement
weather. A cold drizzling rain with
which the day opened, continued uninter
ruptedly throughout a greater part of
the day, and was varied only by occasion
al drenching showers which compelled
every one to seek shclier in the capacious
corridors of the building. The exterior
decorations of tin building were both
claborute Mid miuue; and owing to the
care with which they had been selected
and arranged, suffered but little in ap
pearance I inn the rain. The interior
decorations were simple but effective.
The national colors predominated in
everything. The bouquet ball was
siecially attractive; musses of cut flow
ers palms and ot her foliage plants occu
pied every available pi. ice, wlillc ll.lgs.
until large and small, were draped aliuiu
the wind -us ami ill ors, and loto. lie,,
from tiie ceiling, ami ciiauiic.itrs and
. 01 1 iiiors e,- a!..o llretiv iy iicC'.i.ii.ii
!'..: ,cci; ilk- ".i:.:!os were sauld;. ami
ociucu; !..- i- .i.ig the 'ionic- "f tin
diffcicui Males 1 I the unim ,.iui conn
tries ot Kiiropc, with the dates il iac es
tablishment of piomiueiit edue.iL'.oiii,,
instiiuuons in each. These were sur
mounted with small American anil papal
dags everywhere throuirhoiit the great
lieforc the ceremonies began, the high
church dignitaries, laymen, seminarians
ami representatives ol the -'ranciscan.
Dominican ami Augustine orders ol
monks, each his distinctive robe of pur
ple, black, white or gray, mingled
in picturesque groups. About halt
past ten o'clock to-day Cardinal
Gibbous arrived from Baltimore and
in company with a large number ol
church dignitaries who were present ai
the milennial celebration in that city,
took carriages, and were driven to the
building. Senator Sherman arrived a
litllc later, as did Generals Uosecransami
It was almost noon when the cere
monies were opened by the chanting 01 a
hymn to the Holy Cdiosl, "Veui Creator
Spiritus," by 20 students horn St.
Mary's seminary and St. Charles college.
A formal procession around the structure
was abandoned on account of the rain,
but the ceremony ol blessing the building
was performed by the cardinal passing
through the corridors, preceded by
acolytes bearing lighted tapers. The
cardinal wore a mitre and cape distinctive
of his office as archbishop, and in his
hand carried a golden pastoral cross.
As the procession passed along between
I wo densely packed lines of spectators,
the seminaries chanted the psalm, "Mis
erere." The chanting of the liturgy ol
the saints, and psalms 1 19, 120 and 121
followed this ceremony.
Shortly after 11! o'clock Most Kcv. M011
signor Satolli, archbishop of Lcpanto,
and special representative of the I'ope at
the lialtimore centennial, and at the dedi
cation ceremonies, began the celebration
in the chapel of the pontifical mass of the
Holy Ghost. Kt. Rev. K. Gilman, bishop
of Cleveland, preached a sermon.
During the celebration ol the mass,
Kcv. Father Fidclis (James Kent Stoucl,
superior of the order of Passionists in
Brazil, addressed an overflow audience
in one of the large lecture rooms.
Secretaries Itlaiue ami Knsk arrived
about 1.3(1 o'clock. Hon. Patrick Walsh,
of the Augusta Chronicle, and his wife,
were recognized in the throng ol visitors.
Secretaries Tracy, Noble and Wiudoni.
and Attorney General Miller, arrived ia
time tu participate-in the baiupiet, which
took place after one o'clock. Cover. -were
laid foi about 2.o guests, and th .
dining table and bampicl hall were hand
somely decorated wit 11 flags and Mowers.
Cardinal Gibbons occupied Ihc scat at
the head of the table, and 011 his right
were Cardinal Taschcreau and nrchbish
! ps Satolli and Falnc. Cardinal Gib
bons' vis-a-vis was Secretary lllaine,
win was flanked bv Archbishops Kyan,
Williams and Dalmnict on the left, and
Secretaries I racy, Noble and Rusk 011 Ihc
right. Kishop Keane acted as toast
The first toast, "His 11 illness l'oie
l,eo XIII," was responded to by most
Rev. Monsignor Satolli, the representa
tive of the l'oie, who spoke in Latin. He
said he was glad to see so thoroughly
representative a body, for it ineanl that
all nations are working with America
for Catholic evangelization. He ex
piessed the hope that the second century
of the hciiarehy in this country would
prove as productive ol good results as
Secretary Ulaine, ill responding to the
toast, "Our Country and her President,'1
"I came to represent the linked States
not in anv political sense, much less in
any partisan sense, nor in connection
with anv church or sect, but to sienk to
all of the great freedom which we enjoy.
I have made the statement in protestant
assemblies, and 1 am glad to make it 111
Co'1 olic ones."
1. referred to the administration as
one which had produced good results
and continuing said :
"1 am glad of every college that is
endowed, no matter who endows it.
Every institution of learning increases
the culture which 1 lielicve will build up
the government of this great country
of ours under which all are free and
Mr. Blaine was cheered loudly during
hi remarks, and the applause w hen
he concluded lasted several minutes.
Cardinal Tasehereau, of Canada, was
responding to the toast, "Our Sister
l iiiversitics," when the Marine band
struck up "Hail to the Chief," and Presi
dent Harrison entered the hall. The en
tire assemblage rose to their feet and ap
iilaudcd until the President took the seat
reserved for him on the lelt ol Cardinal
Gibbons. As soon as the President was
Beated Bishop Keane proposed his health
which was drank standing- In response
to urgent calls for a speech, the President
'1 am thunkiul for the reception you
t,-,u irivm mr I have u voided siicech
making on occasions of this kind. It has
been my fortune olten to have that cov
enant broken by being compelled to
make a speech. I am sure you will per
' tnit me to exact compliance with that
. covenant and again to simply thank yon
' lor your kindly greeting."
' Vice President Morton and his wife en
tered the hall just as the President con
cluded, and were shown to scats near
The speech making concluded with a
humorous address by Archbishop Kyan
and a response bv ohn Boyle O'Reilly to
the toast, "The Press."
The next ceremony was the presenta
tion ol the bust of St. Thomas Aquinas,
the gift of the Catholics of Great Britain
and Ireland in Rome. Archbishop Sa
tolli, in the name of the governors, turned
the bust over to the board of directors of
the I'niversity. and read an address pre
pared by those he represented expressing
deep interest by the givers in the success
of the Cuiveisity. The privileges granted
to the new I'niversity by the Holy See,
he said, are a Iresh proof of the pater
nal charily and wisdom of the sov
ereign pontiffs who, in desiring the eon
version of all men to the true faith, have
endeavored also to provide thein with
solid and enlightened education.
The celebration then closed with the
inaugural exercises, which took place .in
the lecture room.
A MI RIIKKF.R HAMiKU,
A Terribly Hntiifliuic Kxc-cullon
in New Jersey.
Wootini KV, X. j., November Kb At
10. HU o'clock this morning Joseph M.
Iltllmau was hanged in the corridor of
1 he county jail here for the min der ol the
Jewish peddler, Seidernian. When tile
sheriff pulled the trigger hulling a fi(i
pound weight oil the oilier end of the
rope, t lie b-idy shot up into tbc riir a (lis
tauee ot td'.ceii leer. 1 n noose iail'.-d lo
tighten, and the rope slipped ar aiad 011
liie Aic'ehcd ninn'- neck. He .....iied
.tl,d siit iclicii . nil his era s could 'dillos'.
o.- distiii; 11.-11 d as he s rugejed wiCi his
..tni, mil l.u.'IK suceccdiii fl sutltciclitb
liecii!,.; las iian-.is s nhuusi to 1 ,1 111.
rope. I lie hangman stood hy rcu-hmg
np tn the noose, and'fnially succeeded in
gelling it around, so thai the weight ol
tile body tested on the throat, and tin
lile was slowly strangled out of the man.
flic struggle lasted tor two or three
minutes, and until the hangman got
the noose under the chin. At'ler fifteen
minutes the physicians announced that
the heart hail ceased to beat, and ten
iiiiiiuics later the body wasculdowuaiid
placed in a coflin and turned over to ihc
deceased man's lather, who at once
started for his farm in Tittnincrville,
where he will bury his son's remains.
Hiliuian was quite youthful, although
A IIOI.lt KOIIIIKHV,
Kuhe llurrowH and HI (.ante the
IllK.MlM.il am, Ala., November A
special to the Age-Herald from Sulligeut,
tne nearest telegraph office to Vernon,
the county seat of Lamar county, tellsol
a bold robbery early last night. Two
heavily armed men rode up to the resi
lience of Mr. Summers, a merchant of
Vernon, anil asked him to go to his store
and let them have some burial material
lor a person who had just died out in the
country. Summers went and let them
into the store. He struck a light and
turned to ask what particular articles
i he men wished. He was surprised to
find himself looking down the barrel of a
big revolver. In obedience to instructions
he opened his safe and gave the robbers
$4-00, all he hail. They then bade him
good night and rode awav. A party of
citizens followed several miles in pursuit,
but lost the Iran and turned back. 1 he
robbers arc supposed to be Rube Hur
rows and his partner. Burrows' home
is only seven miles from Vernon, and his
parents live there.
The Hussel HlioalH Canal I'aftHud.
CliATTANoor.A, Tenn., November 13.
There is great excitement here over the
announcement that the steamboat A. C.
Conn, a Mississippi river craft, has
passed through the Mussel Shoals canal
and will arrive at the wharf in this city
to-morrow morning. This is the first
vessel which has passed through the
great canals about completed. The con
struction 01' canals to overcome the ob
structions in the Tennessee river at Mus
sel shoals was commenced bv the gov
ernment in and nearly four million
dollars have thus far been expended on
the work The opening of the canals,
which will formally take place in a lew
week;, will give water transportation
nine months in the year from Chatta
nooga to the Mississippi river. Water
transportation from the Chattanooga
mineral district to the OIlio and Missis
sippi liver points will favorably affect all
trades and manufacturers in this section.
A grand reception by the business men
of Chaitanooga, awaits the officers of
the steamer Conn on their arrival here.
Tlie l armtrH' National CongreNM.
Monti'.oiihkv, Ala., November 13.
The Farmers' National Congress assem
bled at 10 o'clock to-day in the hall of
the house of representatives. The con
gress was well attended by delegates
from every State and territory. Forty
delegates are pres. nt from Maine.
The addresses of welcome were deliv
ered by Major Graham, for the city; T.
1. Carlisle, forthe State Agricultural socie
ty, and Comner Kulb, on behalf of the
State. Responses were made by A. B.
Smith, of Kansas: B F. Clayton, of
Iowa, and G. W. Shalford, of Illinois.
Commissioner Kalb, president of the
congress, delivered his annual address.
It was an elaborate paper, covering the
purposes and spirit of the organization.
A committee of one from each delega
tion was appointed on resolutions.
The congress then adjourned to attend
the Southern exposition now being held,
and will meet again to-night at 8 o'clock.
HeDHion of KiilKhtN of Iiljor.
Atlanta, On., November 13. The
morning session of the Knights of Labor
was devoted to the submission of new
matter to lie considered later. The gen
eral assembly has their work in lietter
condition than every before, owing to the
law committee having prepared its re
port before the association o))ened. This
morning that report was reached and a
few important laws acted upon. One
feature of the report which will be
strongly pushed is the Postal Savings
Powderly was to-day presented with a
gavel by the Colorado delegates.
Railroad Charter Oranted."
Stai'nton, Va., November 13. Judge
McLaughlin, of the circuit court, has
granted a charter to a New Vork Mining
and Construction comoanv. Charles G.
Uyatt, of New York, president. The ob
ject of the comoanv is to construct a rail
road from Staunton to the North moun
tain anthracite coal fields, and thence to
Charleston, West Virginia.
The Cronin case was adjourned yester
day to Monday next, at which time the
evidence for the defence will be begun,
the State's attorney having announced
that he would only introduce one more
THi: NATIONAL CAPITA!
WIihI Ih IleinK none by tlie Aicents
of I Hcle 8am.
Washinc.ton, November 13. In the
case of William L. Kawson vs. the Ncw-
ort News and Mississippi valley com
pany and 1 he Baltimore mid Ohio rail
road company and L. Bayer Sons, de
tided by the inter-Stale commerce com
mission to-day. Bragg commissioner, it
was held that as the tariff complained of
Iris been discontinued by the carriers
t wo years ago. no order will be made
requiring them to cease and desist Irom
enforcing it as such. The order would be
vain and useless : and as the amendment
of March 2, IMS1,), in express terms had
no relation to the pending proceedings,
and this proceeding was pending at thai
time, that no reparation could be awar
ded. It is estimated that it will cost $10,000
to repair the damage done by the recent
storms to the new silver vault in the
treasury court, in which nearly loo, 000,
00(1 standard dollars are stored.
Admiral Ghcrardi, whose management
id1 affairs at ilayti during the trouble
there last summer wonforhimthethaiiks
of Secretary Tracy, has been ordered to
proceed to the West Indies again. He
will go down in either the Kearsarge or
the Galena. The Dolphin might be used
by the Admiral, but sonic repairs on her
.re necessary, and one of the oilier ves
sels will probably be ready first.
: tnsiiit-Hs in the ;riii center lur
inic VeHtcrdar's Session.
CioiAoo, November 13. Trading in
wheat was active anil lluve was inort
lile and animation in the market. The
u-cling developed was bullish and tlx-
shorts manilcstcd more inclination tc
cover than has characterized their opera
tions lor some days. The market opened
strong 'hii' ic. higher than yesterday's
closing, advanced lnl'sc. tor both De
cember and May ami closed Uhc. higher
ior December and l'2c. higher for I May
There was a moderate .trade in colli
within a range of nKai ac. iiiid the tcclinu
developed was ipiile firm. The specula
tive ina ket opened at about the closing
prices of yesterday, was linn and grad
ually advanced, December showing most
strength, eased off a little, ruled firmer,
and closed '-.la'-jc. higher than yesterday.
Oats were fairly active. A stronger
and higher rang-; ol prices was recorded
and outside prices lairly maintained at
the close. .
Trading in mess pork was only fairand
prices averaged lower.
Not much interest was manifested in
lard, and the feeling was easier. Prices
ruled about LJi.mc. lower, and the market
A liltlc more life was manifested in
short ribs and trading was more active,
chietly forjanuary. Prices ruled 'Jlgaoc.
lower, and the market closed steady at a
A Historic Coal Mine.
According to the Chatham Record, the
most important work going on in that
county is Ihc reopening of the celebrated
coal mine at ligvpt. Considentble inter
est att aches to the enterprise, in connec
tion with the present general movement
toward the development of the mineral
resources of North Carolina.
Work was begun in the Hgypt mine in
18"li. Lack of facilities for transporta
tion restricted the operations, but early
in the war a railroad was completed
from Payettcville to Kgypt, and the
mine was worked on a more extensive
scale and quantities ol' the coal were
used by the Confederate government in
its foundries, arsenals and workshops.
The shaft ol the mine I which is 7 by 14
lect ) was sunk to a depth of 400 tcet,
and several tunnels were run a consider
able distance, one ti( them being f40
A company was organized last winbr
for the purpose of reopening the mine.
Samuel A. i ienzev, of Philadelphia, was
elected president, and the company is
now preparing the mine to be worked.
The editor of the Chatham Kecord vis
ited the mine, and writes: "The work
of reopening the mine has been very tedi
ous ami expensive, as may be judged
from the tact that the water has been
steadily pumped out of it fur nearly four
months, day and night, at the rate of
(ioo gallons a minute. All will be pumped
out, it is thought, by the middle of this
month, and about the first of December
100 men will be employed in getting out
the coal. The engine used in hoisting the
water has seventy-five horse power, and
runs with much case. A railroad track
has been constructed from the depot to
the mine, nearly a mile."
Meinedy for Mob Law.
One remedy to squash mob murders
will be to create in the public mind ail
expectancy ot speedv trials lor crimes
upon women and for murders of a very
flagrant and peculiarly awful character.
The laws must be so amended and justice
by the courts so swift and unerring that
people generally will feel sure that great
crimes will lie promptly punished. It is
really awful to see the growth ofthe
self-appointed murdering spirit by
banded and disguised men. It must be
suppressed or law and order will be
stamped out. Let the grand juries act
promptly, bravely, determinedly and
then let the solicitors push the trials.
Immediate trial after the erpetration of
crime is what is needed. The jury system
should be amended. Nine men should be
enough to hang.
Hun'K Collun Review.
New York, November 13. The Sun's
cotton review says:
"Futures made a small advance early
in the day on a lielter Liverpool report
and frost accounts from Texas, to
together with heavy rains in the Atlantic
States. The advance demand was freely
met, but the close was steady. A killing
frost in some parts of Texas "must do in
jury. l)ecnuse the plant continues to
grow, and produce cotton in the Stateas j
late as Christmas, unless killed by frost, j
Cotton on spot was firmer and more ac-1
Washington, November 13. The bond
offerings to-day aggregated $123,600 all
accepted, at 1.27 for four per cent and
1.031 for four and halfs.
The weather To-Day,
Wasiunoton, Novemlier 13. Indica
tions for North Carolina Fair Thursday
and Friday ; cooler in eastern, no change
in western portion.
tireat Kicyptlan Cotton Crop.
Cairo, Novemlier 13. It is estimated
that the Egyptian cotton crop will yield
over three million bales.
THU FIKII IN IIIINTIiOnERV
fOl'NTV A BONANZA.
All that was Maid In the First Re
ports True 150,000 (ialhered
without Doinir 50 Worth or
Work The KicheHt Yet.
Sai.isiii-rv, N. C, November 12. The
four experts who went from here last
week to see the Telle Saunders rich gold
find in Montgomery county have re
turned, and report that the first thought
or wild tales about thefind is true. There
has not been fifty dollars' worth of work
done on the find, and from a reasonable
calculation $150,000 worth of gold has
l-cen taken out. The gold was first
found by a man who was turkey hunt
ing. Ii was told, and then handstlocked
there ami went to work, paving five
eighths of the gold they found as a
royalty. One man was thong) . to be
dishonest and did not pay all that was
due. He was stopped from working and
went otf saying he did not care about
any more, as he had all he wanted. Me
is known to have nine pounds of gold
now. One man on last Saturday panned
only twenty minutes and panned two
thousand penny-weight of gold. Two
men worked a day anil a half and cleaned
up ten and a hall pounds of gold. The
1 1 1 1 1 1 is on a Inch hill above a In finch.
The surface appears to be full of fine gold
and runs into hue glassy quartz stringers
in depth, which lorn; into pockets, some ot
which are two thirds g Id. Where the
gold is found and has been worked does
not cover more than a quarter ot an
acre, but it appears to gel richer in
dcpt'i, and the gold can be seen sticking
in the quartz s ringers from lile top ot
the gopher holes. I'hc land belongs lo a
nrothcr of Tclie Saunders, who is in
Texas. Tebe has gone to buy it of him.
The owner has been informed, and is ex
pected here lo look after his liud. In the
mean time there are two factions who
want to work the property. The result
is that all work lias stopped and flic
tactions arc standing guard and will not
let any one strike a lick or wash a pan
lul. 'flic find is the richest ever known,
and is near the property of several large
Iinglish companies, who have spent
large sums there. The gold is coarse,
and some nuggets weigh from one
hundred to live hundred pennyweight,
while others hold the quartz together so
that it can be bent and twisted. The
find is in an old pine field that was in
cultivation before the war, and is owned
in tee simple by Saunders, hence claims
cannot be laid otf like in the West.
(;i..M.Kil. CITY MKWS.
Tin- managers in charge of the Hos
pital for the next two weeks are Mrs.
Conaiit and Miss West.
Vanderbilt's forester is going to plant
a hundred acres with trees this fall. He
has been looking for white pines and in
tends having them sent on from Northern
Marriage licenses were issued to Mr.
L. II. Sprinkle and Miss II. U. Wild, of
Buncombe county; Mr. William M.
Doekery, of Maywood county, and Miss
Nora Walker, of Buncombe county.
The young men's meeting ot the Vouug
Men's Christian Association will be held
at the Methodist church this evening, at
S o'clock. Subject; "HowtoGct Kieli;"
Mat. vi. 10-20; Key. iii, IIS. All young
men are cordially invited.
Mr. Clarke, of the Gamcwell Fire
Alarm Telegraph Company, received the
necessary instruments by express last
evening, ami will be ready to explain
their working to-morrow afternoon at
the mayor's ollice.
Mayor Blanton's court only enriched
the city treasury by the sum often dol
lars. One man did it all. He plead
guilty, and asked to be let otf easy, but
as he had been up before his honor sev
eral limes before, the mayor thought he
would kindly assist him in keeping the
temperance pledge by relieving him ol'
The mountaineers are very few ami far
between. Almost all have left the city.
But two of them enjoyed a farewell ride
yesterday. They aft'orded much amuse
ment to the passengers 011 the electric
cars. Two nickels sent them to the end
of the line, and then they bought a
quarter's worth and rode up and down
the line until thJir tickets were all gone.
They didn't stay long in that car, only
about four hours. It takes a moun
taineer to make the money go far.
Ceased to Revolve.
The Durham Globe of the 12th makes
the following announcement:
With this issue The Globe ceases publi
cation. The cause which produces this result,
is simply a lack of substantial patronage
on the part of the business men of the
The existence of the paper might have
been prolonged by lowering its standard,
but rather than consent to a depreciation
of its value as a newspaper, the publisher
has preferred to discontinue its publica
tion. IiiteretlHE nible Readlnic.
Rev. W. S. P. Pryan, the pastor, held a
most interesting bible reading in the
First Presbyterian church last evening.
It was listened lo by quite a number of
iersons of his own and other congrega
tions of the city, who will look forward
with pleasant anticipations to its re
pction on next Wednesday evening.
A meeting ol the Ashcville Free Kinder
garten and Children's Aid Society will be
held nt the W. C. T. I', rooms, over T. C.
Smith's drug store to-day at 8.45 p. m.
Every one interested in this important
work for children is cordially ivited to be
The Official Iowa Vote.
Dks Moinks, Iowa, Novemlier 13. The
official returns have lieen received nt the
Register office of the vote in !IN out of 99
counties in the State, the vote of the re
maining county, Butler, having been re
ceived unofficially, and will vary but lit
tle, if any, from 'the official vote. The
plurality for Boise is 5.S0. The whole
w,l,linon tir.lrf ,dv. rlw lnifftltr i
elected, and other' pluralities will reach
An Iiitelllicent Statement ol Ashe.
We find in the Berkshire County Eagle,
a paper published in Pittsfield, Mass., a
letter from Ashcville, dated October 2!),
from which we make the following ex
tract. It relates to the dread disease
consumption with which New Eng
land is so fearfully scourged, and points
out to the allhctcd people of that section
that remarkable climatic peculiarity
which exempts the people of Western
North Carolina from the malady as ttie
effect of climate, ltniayconicby heredity,
or it may be induced by imprudence;
otherwise, never. The writerintelligently
notes these conditions, and urges his
fellow-citizens to avail themselves of
them. Here is the extract :
No one need be told the awfulness of
this disease. It usually kiils quickly.
Air and nutrition arc the best known
remedies. Where lo go is one question.
What to do when you get there is an
other question id' equal, if not greater,
importance. rnlortunatcly too ninny
patients are told to go to a dry, mild
climate, keep out of doors and eat plenty
of fats and easily digested foods. Such
patients go lo California, Colorado,
some to Florida and other places, but
fewer still to Western North Carolina.
Then they over exercise and over cat and
tail to rill themselves of the disease.
What is the proper thing to do ? It is to
find a place wdicre the natives ,;re free
from the disease, where the air is dry
and a large proportion ot the d.ivs are
lair. Such a place is Ashcville. Natives
never have consumption. II not, why
not? There must be some climatic reason
for it. The medical profession recognize
the virtues of this air ami climate lor
Given that this is a desirable location. 1
What to do when one gels here is the
next and possibly more important ques
tion. I he thing sensible ann experienced
people do is to put themselves under the
advice of a competent physician. Better
yet, go to a certain sanitarium in Ashc
ville, which is in charge of a capable
physician, who has made a specially of
pulmonary diseases for years. This is
the only sanitarium for consumptives in
the country. Here you are treated in
telligently. A physician sees you several
limes daily. The slightest change in the
system is noted, livery change in the
lungs is detected by frequent diagnosis.
The vitality of a patient is encouraged
and directed as far as may be to work the
largest results, by the best means recog
nized by the protessiou. Common sense
is applied in treatment. Patients are
not put through the same course. Each
case is studied thoroughly and receives
such distinct treatment as the physician
thinks it deserves. A patient with a
temperature ol 100 degrees is not told to
take a walk or horseback ride or other
exercise, as manystupid physicians would
advise. The patient is ordered to bed.
Then the temperature goes down. That
is not theory, but a fact, as is demon
started by the records of hundreds ol eases.
The weakening neveris lessened. Strength
is saved. And so in many details of
management where practical experience
proves its wisdom, patients are guarded,
their strength is nursed anil cures are
effected. This is no theoretical or ex
aggerated statement. It is proved by
the records made by men of high stand
ing in the regular profession who arc
studying the disease and battling with
it dav ami night. Climate is the first
consider;) t ion lor .i eonsiilllot ivc. and c.'ire-
tul treatment, such as can be found ma;
well regulated sanitarium, is the second j
Mr. J. M. Campbell and wife are in
Dr. Marshall, of Greensboro, is at the
He is on his way to Ten-'
Col. C. II. Ninison, superintendent of' ll.v oik road can use the pass at
the Cranberry Coal and Iron Company, 1 Marble gap to get down into Valley
is in the citv. j river. The resource left is to purchase
,, , . ,. . 1 v 1 1 ! the line already nearly completed to Mur
Mr. Peek, of hiiglewood. Y J., has;
leased a house for six month
remain here during the winter
Miss Flora Whitlock, daughter ot Mr. t)lcn) ,)ut U)cv nuye ,earm;(j t()
A. Whitlock, left on Tuesday afternoon j ,()vt. it .,s ., mUlc.r does a ba(1 SOIIi for
to spend some weeks with friends " i tlc trcublc it h.-is fcMven. But our interest
Richmond, Va. j (m, ,.llr;osjly are both enlisted. It is
W. M. Fitzgerald, of Morrislown, I to Murphy " with us.as soon as pos
Tenn., W. L. Hardin, of Richmond, Va., j siblc
and 0. B. Cooley, of Salt Lake City, .'tre
at the Swannanoa.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Houghleling, of
Chicago, are at the Battery Park. They
were in Asheville two years ago and
liked the place so well that they have returned.
Mr. H. B. Rtggs. a prominent citizen ofl road or otherwise between that place
Greenwich, Conn., is among those regis- and Ashcville. We hope the meeting will
tered at the Battery Park. He is a be fully attended, and that a delegation
brother-iu-law of Mr. Jas. H. Churchill, f active, earnest business men be all
ot this city. . pointed. The measure is a very impor-
Death of Mr. Anthony RobliiHou.
There was something peculiarly sad in
the death of this young man. He has
lived in Asheville for nearly two years,
having come from his home in Richmond
in the hope of restoring his health, and,
until three or four months ago, there was
every prospect of at least several years
of life. But of late his decline has been
marked and has baffled the best medical
skill and the most assiduous care. He
expired yesterday atternoon in conse
quence of a hemorrhage and after the
funeral services to-day his remains will
be taken to Richmond for interment.
Mr. Robinson was the last of his family,
all of whom havedied from consumption.
He was of a bright, cheerful disposition,
popular among the young men ; a mem
ber of the Carolina Athletic Club of this
city, and withal of an earnest Christian
piety. He died in the full hope ol a
Commutation of Sentence.
We learn that Judge Dick has com
muted t'ue sentence of George and Chris-
topher Rathbone, from twelve months
in the penitentiary, to six months in jail,
Deputy Marshal, Harris and Robinson
in executing a warrant against Christo-
pher Rathbone, who was charged with
I illicit distilling.
m:ih:hai, cot rt.
How the Kathbone Hoys
j The district court adjourned yesterday
! morning, and the circuit court convened.
1 he dav was taken up with the ease ot
Henry versus Smythe. This is a question
of about filteen yearsslaiiding, about tilt
title to certain lands.
The Kathbone case was finally settled.
Hy the way, Will kathbone was caught
by our city mai shal. It was a cold, win
try day when he caught Will and one ol
his brothers at work at their still. He
came upon them suddenly and got be
tween them and the place where their
weapons were laid. They, being utterly
deienceless, surrendered at once. Both 01
them were taken under guard to a house
that was about three miles distant.
Here, it being dark by this time, it was
decided to remain over night and Iheu
proceed with the prisoners in the morn
ing. Robinson, who was with Colonel
Band, laid down to sleep, while the lat
ter kept watch. Will's brother took ofl
his coat ami shoes and stockings, and
then walked toward the door. The Col
onel thought he was simply going to get
a drink, and (lidn'tthiukanylliingof this.
But Kathbone, quick as a flash, sprang
through the door and made a dash for
liberty. Barefooted and without a coat
he ran like a deer oyer the frozen ground
and ice. 'flic Colonel, stopping to waken
Robinson, stalled ill pursuit, but the
night was pitch dark and Kathbone was
soon lost lo sight. Being barefooted hh
footsteps could not be heard, but the
ofiicer thought he would beat him to his
house. When he got there he found that
k,.,ti,)(),1(, wus m)t tht.lc .1( altc.,. wait.
ing awhile he made the rounds of the
houses and demanded his prisoner, but he
could not be found. It was alterwards
learned that he had gone to his father-in-law's,
and, having barricaded the door,
had kept walch all night with his ritle in
his hand. He was afterwards arrested
by Robinson, and it was at this time
that his brothers resisted the arrest for
which they have been convicted and sen
tenced. IH THK MYTH TAKIMi IIOIIY?
A Syndicate With (6,000,000
A week ago we published an item from
the Moiristown Gazette calling attention
toa new and very comprehensive railroad
scheme, which, taking in a large circle of
this western world, also embraced Ashc
ville in its not unwelcome coil.
In connection with this, we had the
pleasure of reading a long letter from a
gentleman in Boston, who states that he
represents a company or syndicate with
a capital of ,$(i,000,000, cash in hand, on
the faith of which he says a road is to be
begun at Ashcville the work to begin
January 1, l.S'JO to be extended to
Cleveland, Tenn., the engineers to be here
about the close of this month. Now a
1 line from here to the Tennessee terminus
! must unavoidable coincide til ret-fain
parts of its course, with the line of the
Murphy division. There is no getting
round or through certain obstacles, ex
cept by a route already occupied. The
Balsam can only be crossed at one point ;
the Cowce may be crossed, but the Nan
tahala cannot except at immense cost,
Major Turner estimated the cost of a
line direct lo Murphy across those three
mountain ranges at $18,000,0001 and
, .,, nit, dun ne ii,ic it, una iiitii lile IMCII
llltl Will j 1 -
; niond and Danville is willing to part
! with it. It has been an exnensive toy to
I Let the Question be Heard.
! We direct attention to the call for a
I meeting to be held at the court house on
pointing delegates to the meeting to be
held at Leicester on the 25th, hist., to
consider plans for a connection by rail-
taut one. It is due to so rich and beau
tiful a part of Buncombe county that it
should be afforded those ready facilities
of access so indispensable to prosperity.
There is no question that with such
facilities, the value of Leicester township
in a very few years would be enhanced
fully five hundred per cent. It is quite as
important to Asheville. AH large towns
are filled with the non-producing classes.
They arc the consumers dependent upon
the industrial labors of others. What
ever adds to their facilities in obtaining
supplies, adds also to the cheapness
freshness and excellence of the same, con
ducing also to the increase of population
and also giving our friends in the country
a closer and a readier market. The
scheme, if carried out, will work well
We hoie therefore to see a full attend
ance nt the meeting. "Herein, fail not.'
Why is it that so many silk hats arc
worn in Asheville? You see them every
where you go. It seems as if on epidemic
in silk hats had broken out. No one is
so poor that he can't sport a tile and
j swing majestically along while the street
urchins call after him, "Where did you
I get that hat, where did you get that
tile ?" Well it is hard to give them away
but the fact is that they are last year's
hats, and hats so old that thev never tell
their age, ironed over and blocked out.
ASHKVII.I.I-: IS A VERV GOOD
What tiorton, the Head of the
Well Known Minstrel Troupe,
Has to Say Concerninic Thin Sub
ject An Appreciative Town.
"Well! How arcyoti ? Vou'inust have
enjoyed your last visit to Asheville pretty
well to have turned up here so soon
again." The person addressed was Mr.
Gorton, of minstrel fame, whose com
pany gave such universal satisfaction at
the opera house Tuesday night. As he
leaned back in his chair and pulled away
at his Iragrant weed, he seemed the very
personification of ease and enjoyment.
"Yes, I am with you once more and 1
am mighty glad of it. I like to give a
performance where the people enjoy fun
as much as they do here and arc not
afraid to show their appreciation of it by
a round of good, hearty, honest applause.
Why I have played in some cities where
you had to make a plaster of paris cast
of the joke and pass it around the audi
ence to show its genuineness before they
would even crack a smile. Its an honest
fact, I assure you. 1 remember playing
before a small house in a country town.
We tried our best and worked our fun
niest gags but none of them seemed to
lake. All the people were as sober and
serious as if they were at their own fun- '
eral. When the performance was over
a grave, old sober-sides came iqi to tne
and said: 'I kalkerlate stranger that
you tins air the funniest men 1 ever seed.
It was the tarnalest work to keep those
ere people from a lattghin' right out in
the meetin.' You see he was a deacon of
a church, and the members ofthe congre
gation, never having seen a show of any
kind, thought that they would take this
111 and sec if it had that spice of deviltry
in it, which they had had preached at
them from their youth up.
lDid you ask me whether this was a
theatrical town ? Well I should rather
say it was. It is one ot the best theat
rical towns of its size in the South. Why
there is everything here which makes a
theatre paying and profitable. ' There is
the large influx of visitors which you
have, and then this is aj rapidly growing
town, a town which is continually at
tracting men of wealth and refinement,
who make it their permanent home and
invest their money in home interests.
'Of course tbc town could not support
more than two performances a week.
You sec it is not like a Northern town,
and 1 know what I am speaking of, for I
have traveled all oyer the United States
wit h my company. There they are more
of a theatre-going people than those far
ther South. Naturally, since the lower
classes are better paid and have more
money to spend, while here the darkies
will work for next to nothing and so
have cut down the prices paid for manna!
"My idea of a theatre here would be
this: There arc always soinepeople who
desire the best of everything and won't
think it the best unless they are made to
pay a large price for it. We would ac
comodate these by giving them the best
front scats and charging them a dollar.
Then there are the good, substantia! citi
zens, who don't care for style and who
don't think the chief object of lile is to
try to appear better than their neighbor.
The tariff on these might be reduced to
scvenlv-ti ve cents. Also, there should be
a gallery in which any honest, respecta
b'e man would not be ashamed to ap
pear with his wile, and this should bring
the more modest sum of fifty cents.
Lastly, 1 would have a "peanut" gallery
where the darkies could congregate, and
we might draw the color line at twenty-
five cents. This last gallery should not
communicate with the main entrance and
staircase. In this way no one would lie
deterred from coining tc the shows
through fear of any unpleasantness aris
ing. 1 his, 1 tiiink. would harmonize all
the various strata of society from which
the theatre draws its patronage.
'You think my scale of prices rather
high? I don't agree with you. They arc
higher by thirty per cent, than those in
the large cities. But you must take into
consideration that Asheville is off the di
rect line of travel for troupes going south
by the way of Atlanta und then there
arc no large paving theatrical towns in
the vicinity to help share the extra ex
"There is a large theatre being bail;
here? Well, I am glad to hear that. I
only wish it was ready so that we could
use it to-night. I am sure Asheville
needed one and I know that there will be
no trouble in getting the best troupes to
It is a satisfaction to find that the the
atrical profession thinks so well of the
success of the step which has lieen made
towards giving the Asheville citizens a
chance of seeing the best plays given in an
opera house, which will afford the theat
rical talent every advantage for the dis
play of their ability.
Tuenfay Niitut'H Rain.
The heavy fall of rain on Tuesday night
caused the work freshly done on sewers,
water mains and sidewalks, to assume a
rather dilapidated appearance, and to
call for the prompt attention of the street
committee and superintendent. Espe
cially is this the case on Bridge, Church
and Willow streets, where passage is al
most dangerous to equestrians or vehi
cles. Quite a noticeble settling was pro
duced on the new sidewalk on Patton
avenue, the retaining wall recently built
having given away slightly. We hope
none of these places will prove at all se
rious, but each must be quickly repaired
to avoid accideuts.