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ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1889.
i:armi;ks in noni,.
A MF.MAXIl IN TIIK RKillT MI.
The l iirmer Should be Protected
aN Fully as tlie Manufacturer
Not Much I'nniiimity ManlsleHt
ecl Amongst Them, However.
Mo.vriui.ii:iY, Ala.. November 14 The
second day's session of tin- Farmers' Con
gress was well attended. The former re
port as to all Stales lieing represented
was a mistake. I ielegates ciltl not arrive
from Virginia, North Carolina, South
Carolina, Mississippi and Arkansas, anil
several Northern and Western States are
At the morning session ludgc Law
renee, of Ohio, president of the Woo)
('rowers. Association, from a majority of
the eommittee on resolutions, reported a
resolution on the attitude ol the tanner
with regard to protection, and demand
ing that 111 ease ot the continuance oi tin
protective policv, all firm products shall
he as lull v protected as any article of
Mr. WJthite, of Missouri, presented
minority report, pledging the farmers-ol
1 he l mted Mates ton reduction ol the
tariff, and lo a change of duties from the
necessaries to the luxuries of life as lar
Both reports were laid over and will
come u for action later. Judge Law
rence olVered resolutions to tiiccffcot that
the government docs not need the reve
nue raised by the tax on spirits, and that
tile (piestiou he relegated to the Slates;
also, favoring the repeal of the tax on
Moth resolutions were reported ad
versely by the committee.
lion. L. S. Coffin, of Iowa, delivered an
address on railroads and their relation
to the farmer. The speaker was sharply
criticised hy a number of delegates as
being too much in sympathy with rail
roads ami corporations.
Judge Lawrence read a paper on wool
growing and million producing, pointing
out the great benefit which would arise
to the whole (leopte from increased sheep
raising, and urging protection lor this in
terest. Judge Lawrci:'. 's address wasfollowcd
1y some adverse discussion. Oncdclegatr
cited an instance of an investment ol
$t ,01 7 in sheep which paid a prolit oi
over 40 per cent, in one year, w hich, he
said, set this industry beyond the need ol
a pr tective tariff.
At the afternoon session a paper was
rend by John A. Scott, ol Illinois, entitled
"A Word of Encouragement to our Far
mer Hoys." Another paper was read on
"The Possibilities of Agriculture in Ala
bama" hy J. S. Newman, prolessor of ag
riculture" in the Alabama Agricultural
mid Mechanical College.
Many speeches were delivered by dele
gales from the North and West, all advo
cating wool protection. There is a pros
pect of a regular tariff light debate to
morrow on the minority and majority
reports of the committee on resolutions.
Hon. Jas. A. McKeuzie, of Kentucky,
will probably reply to Judge Lawrence.
The voting is by congressional represent
ation, and the delegates from Ohio, Illi
nois, Iowa, Michigan and Indiana are
practically solid lor Judge Lawrence's re
port. Ex-Congressman Wcller, of Iowa,
is opposed to it.
The Lumber Association of Mississippi,
Florida, Alabama and Georgia met here
to-day. with a large attendance. No defi
nite action has yet lieen taken.
HuNluess In tlie tiraln Center Iur
iiilt vesterday's Session.
CmCAiio, November 1. A large busi
ness was transacted in wheat specula
tion. The market opened Uc. higher than
vesterdav's close, eased otf 'ncn'-ic, then
"advanced lc. for December and only :,c.
a'.uc. for May, declined to inside prices
agiiiu, and closed "sc. higher for Decem
ber, and 1 ic. lower lor May than the
closing tigiucs of yesterday.
Agood business was transacted in corn
within range of "inc. fhe specula
tive marked opened at about yes
tcriiay's closing prices, was linn on
good" buying by a l uge speculative
house, but offerings so in became quiet
ami steady, and closed Uear'sO. lowei
Oats were traded in with less freedom,
und urgent d inand from shorts, who
have been chief buyers for several 'days
past, appears to have subsided. Prices
receded Ue.a--'xe., and the market closed
quiet at abonl inside prices.
Mess pork ruled ScaTHc. lower, and
the market closed (iniet al the reduction.
Lard was a little K'lter, but no mate
rial change was noted.
In short ribs there was a very light
trade, and prices were unchanged.
New Orleans FavorH Chlcaico an
NiiW Ori.kans, November 1. At a
meeting of the ChnmbcrolComnierccand
Industry of Louisiana last night there
was a spirited contest over the question
,if preference as between New York and
Chicago for the site of the World's ex
position of 1H92. A resolution was
hnallv adopted lavoring Chicago.
George Hornsbv, a noted criminal and
terror of the Grand Lake Swamp was
shot and killed on Little Hayou Pigeon,
Tuesday by u sheriffs' posse from Iberia
I'arish, holding a requisition tor linn
from the governor of Texas tor crimes
committed in that State. Hornsby was
proceeding up the Bayou in a small
,eanoe when one of the posse on the bank
-..11...1 uim t-.. aurrnniler. Hornsbv
ictllicu t.' mi" 7- - y
arized his gun and fired, hut missed his
man. The posse then fired on him with
The Ohio Return.
Col.l'Miifs, Ohio, November 13. Offi
cial election returns from all counties in
the Suite have been received and that on
Lieutenant-Governor certified, which
;sh.iws a plurality ot 1 for Lnmpson, re
publican, over Marquis, democrat. With
the exception of Governor, all the repub
lican ticket is elected, as the other repuli
licaii candidates are ahead of Lampson.
Knlifhl of I-ahor Convention.
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ATLAMA, OH.. iiutiMrti - - .
port of the committee on law occupied
the convention ot the Knights of Labor
this morning. It was decided that on j
Saturday the convention will po into ,
committee of the whole to consider thei
state of the a-.dcr. Several committees
were appointed, but onlv routine work
was done. i
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A Iallan Hotel Burned. ,
Dallas, Tex,, November H.-The Cup-j
itol holel was burned yesterday morn-;
ing. Loss $r0,lou. insured ior oi,uu.
The guests lost all, or nearly all, ot" their
IN A TIGHT PMCE.
The Postmaster General HrenkH
HiM Word With a I'. . Senator.
A humiliating position is that in which
the Postmaster General, Mi. Wana
niaker, has been placed by Senator Wade
Hampton in his exposure of a gross
breach ot faith. P.. F. Clayton, two
weeks ago, was appointed postmaster
at Columbia, S. C, vice V. H. Giblies,
removed This latter gentleman's
term expired ill February, and Mr.
Wanamakcr bad promised Gen.
Hampton that , he should be retained
until the end of his term, or at least,
until General H. was notified of any
earlier proposed notion. The latter gen
tleman made a visit to Mississippi, and
no sooner was his back turned than
Giblies was appointed. This drew forth
the following letler:
Gi.KN Al.l.KN. Miss., November N. 'K'.h
To Honorable John Wanamnker:
i'jr: The inclosed extract from a South
Carolina paper has caused me great sur
prise. Perhaps you may remember, if
y-'UiMiicmory is not treacherous, your
assurance to me a lew davs ago that Mr.
Gibbis should not be removed until the
expiration of his term in February next
Not only did you do this, but you volini
tarilv assured me that inasmuch as
Columbia was my postolliee you would,
when a successor to Mr. Gibbes was to
be appointed, consult nie.
Ills, 1 matter ol small importance to
mc who lakes the place of Mi. Giblies;
but as 1 inloi mod him in passing through
Columbia ol the promise you had made,
you may erhaps understand how your
aelion has placed me in a false position.
Hut it is fortunate for me that Mr.
Gibbes will know that 1 al least told
him the truth, though I was grevioush
deceived in iK'lieving what was said to
me. 1 shall know better in tulure what
reliance to place 011 statements emana
ting from the same source.
The newspapers state thai besides
managing tile great department over
which you preside, you are running a
Sunday school in Philadelphia: and it
occurs to mc that you might with profit
lo yourself, select as the most appro
priate subject of a lecture to your pupils
the instructive story of Ananias and
Sapphira. This would give you a fine
lield for your eloquence in explaining to
your young charges the importance ol
confining themselves to the truth ex
cept when some fancied advantage might
be obtained over a political opponent.
I am, your obedient servant,
Raleigh Messenger correspondence:
This afternoon Mr. ohn Stone, ageil
about twentv-five vears, was drowned
it the pumping station near the Raleigh
and Gaston depot. He was a son of an
old engineer on the Kaleigh and Oaslon
railway, and was a nativeof Raleigh.
A large party of white people, said to
number seventv-rive. left veslerdav from
lohnson countv to Arkansas. Thcv have
owned farms and tilled their own land.
but they go West as laborers on thcsauie
looting as the negro exodusters. Filly
families of negro exodusters were brought
by here Sunday for Mississippi, from the
Kinston section, anil sixty eight families
came from points 011 the Wilmington
mil Weldon road. Yesterday afternoon
1 special train of seven cars passed here
loaded with exodusters from the Selma
section and from W'avnc countv. 1'. S.
Marshal loshua B. Hill, mentioned to-
dav a curious circumstance ill connection
with last week's term ol the Federal
court at Wilmington. 1 he hues and
costs paid considerably exceeded the ex
penses ot the court. I Ins is a very rare
case. jUilgecx'tieneK s hook upon .Norm
Carolina revolutionary history will soon
tppenr. Itspreparation hnsliccn a labor
if love wilh him.
Raleigh Dispalchcorrespondeiiec : Con-.
tracts I'or the completion of the "Short
Cut" railroad from Favetteville to Row
land have been lei, and work will com-'
ineiice verv soon. lion. William N.
Smith, chief justice ol the Slate Supreme
Court, is critically ill. Grave fears as to
his roc jvcrv are expressed. 1 lis ago is
sevenly-eighl. His condition to-night is
worse. Jcllcrsou Ipock, ol Craven
county, was critically hurt yesterday in
a singular way. He was employed at a
shiiigle-niachine. Sawdust choked the
saw and IpocK undertook to clear 11
iwav with an axe handle. The helve
struck the.saw and was thrust against
Ipock's head, breaking his piwbone ami
otherwise injuring him. One of the teeth
from the saw was broken out and struck
him, inflicting a dangerous wound.
North State: A negro named Kitfus
Il.muer was aboard passenger train No.
50, oil the K. & D. railroad last Satur
day night, and w hilst the train was in
motion between Thomasville and High
Point he pulled out a pistol and fired it
inside the second class car. The other
passengers in the car were greatly fright
ened nnd much commotion ensued. No
motive is suggested lor the act except
pure devilment. Therailroadauthorities
liave promptly pursued the offender and
have him under arrest for his unlawful
Newbern Journal: We were shown
yesterday a "very tine grniie, known as
the "Tokay" variety. It is large and
luscious aiid commands a high price in
market. North Carolina is so well
adapted to the grape that we think this
specie might well be tried.
Kikmincham, Ala.. November 14-. All
hotels are crowded with horsemen and
visitors to see the races which Ijegin here
on Saturday. Two hundred and forty
eight horses are at the tair grounds and
more will come in. The first event Satur
day will be the Florence Hotel handicap,
$500 added, for which there are twelve
entries. This is the first fall meeting
Birmingham has had. . Three other raws
tor Saturday will lie entered to-morrow
Will lie Held In Atlanta.
I Chicago, Novemlier 14-. The execu-
1 tive committee of the National Woman's
i Christian Temperance Fnion lo-d;.v de-
' eided to accept the invitation tendered
by the State and other officials 01 Geor
gia, und hold the next convention in At-
!.,.,.. Tl.u .xffl.u.M ...... .... will hi
taken in the Iowa "mutter until they
lenrn what stand the Iowa State anions
decide to take.
Hlatues Pulled Down.
Washington, November 14. A letter
received here from Caraecus, dated No -
vember 5, states on October 2(5, the"
statues ot (Ttizmun Hlaneo in tnat city
were pulled down and dragged throuvh
the streets in pieces. Similar stutues in
1 other cities met a like talc.
The Itenth of Chief JuHllce W.
N. H. etniith.
A private telegram received last night
al 1 1 o'clock gives the painful informa
tion of the death of the aiiove distin
guished and beloved genlleman, which
occurred in Raleigh yesterday morning.
No particulars are given. His last illness
must have been brief The News and
Observer of yesterday makes no mention
of it, though we had learned from an
other source of his illness.
Chief Justice Smith was in his 7m h
Third Hlennlal Mc-hhIoii of lliis
Body in Wilmington.
W11.MINCT0N, N.C., November 1 The
third biennial session of the I'nited Svnod
of the F.vangelicnl Lutheran church con
vened in St. Paul's Lutheran church in
(his citv to-dav. The opening sermon
was preached by the ret:ring president,
Rev. J". T. Horn, D. D., of Charleston, S. C.
I he lollowmg olhccrs were elected for
t'le ensuing vear: President, Rev. F. T.
Horn, 1). I)., Charleston. S. C; vice
president, Rev. W. li. Vance, Ph. D
Salem, Va.; Secretary, Rev. A. L. Crouve,
Orkney Springs. a.; treasurer, Capt.
W. A. Barrier, Charlotte, X. C.
The address of welcome in behalf of the
city was delivered by Col. F.. D. Hall.
and that m behalt ot the congregation
by A. D. W.'ssell. Key. F. T. Horn and
Y. S. Bowman responded.
The work ol the synod proper begins
This bodv embraces eight distinct svn
ods, and has a communicant member
ship of about 0,000. One of the inipor
'.ant matters to be considered bv the
synod is the establishment of a Southern
theological seminary. Bids for the loca
tion of the seminary will be placed be
iore the synod from Newberry, S. C, and
The sessions willcouiiniie until the first
of next week.
Rev. Dr. Conrad, editor of the Luth
eran Observer, Philadelphia, is attending
the synod, and last night delivered an
eloquent lecture 011 Luther.
A meeting was held Lo-uight in the in
terest of home missions, and several ad
dresses were made.
iioitKim.i: i xri.osioM,
Six .lien Killed and . Have
Their fr'.vcH mown Out.
Sr. Pai i.. Mipn., November 1 k A
Pioneer Press special from Butler, Mont.,
savs: A had accii'cnt oeeured on the
construction of a branch of the Northern
Pacific fifteen miles west of here in K'ller-
son county on Tuesday night. Men were
at work in a cut blasting rock. A blast
( grmt powder was tired, but laded to
have the desired effect, whereupon it be
ing close to quitting time, and the nun
being anxious to complete the blast he-
tore they quit, they poured a quantity of
black powder in the drill hole. Some
sparks from the giant powder blast must
have remained m the hole, lor insluullv
an explosion followed, and before the
men could relire to a place ol salety, six
men were killetl and two others had their
eves blown out.
The Iowa Klection.
DriugiK Iowa, .November If. Re
turns ol the late election as received bv
ihe various paiicrs in the State of the
ollicial count of vote in Iowa in several
counties vary considerably. On Lieu
tenant Governor, at the State capital,
the Leader, dem., has figures showing that
Payuer, rep., has about plurality
over llestaw deal. 1 lie News, dem.,
figures il ill about the same, while ihe
Register, rep., claims over 2,000 lor
Pavuer. A special to the Herald here
savs, that owing loevidcnl errors in tele
graphing Ihe retui ns, it will take an olli
cial canvass hv the executive lioardoltlie
State lo decide who is elected Lieuletianl
Governor. Boies i'or governor has 7,000
plurality. The rest of the Stale ticket is
republican. The Senate has six rcpubli-
.1111 niaiorii v, hy tlie republican claim,
flic democrats claim two ol them as
independents, and 110 lolling how tliev
will vote. The House is a tie.
The Parnell ConnnlHHiou.
LosnoN, November 14. I'pon the re
assembling of the Parnell Commission
tins morning the cashier oi the .National
Bank proceeded to testify as to the ac
counts kept at the bank by members of
Biggar objected to the testimony 011
the ground that anv statement as to
personal accounts of members of tlie
League was irrelevant.
Presiding Justice Hannen suggested
lliat Biggar should Ik' present when the
counsellor the Times went over the ac
counts to prevent trespassing upon pri
Sir Henrv lames then resumed his ar
gument in support of charges made by
It WaH Not Rube Burrows.
HiKMiNCiiAM, Ala., Nrrvemlier Dis
patches from Vernon say that Summers,
the merchant who was robbed there
Tuesday night declares that the robber
was not Burrows. Summers lias known
Rube all his life, and though the men
were masked he could tell his visitors
were not the famous outlaw and his pal.
New York's siihscrlptioil Fund.
Nkw York, Novemlier 13. The Lager
Beer Brewers' Association voted $4-i(i,-
000 to the world's fair guarantee fund.
Total received to-day was 9;L'2,ooo,
making the grand total now $3,554,1 IK.
A PROMINENT I.AWVKH,
Formerly of HjracuHe, New York,
Returns to the City.
Mr' C. M. Piatt, whose return to this
city is noticed in our personal column, is
well known to many ot our people and
will be gladly welcomed back among us.
M r. Piatt was formerly a member of the
law firm of Ames, Piatt & Wilson, of
Syracuse, N. Y., nnd practiced in that
I l'"--e several years, leaving for
j self an enviable reputation
years ago, Mr. Piatt came to Ashevillc
for his health ; then moved to Franklin,
N. C, where he has lieen for the past two
1 years. During his stay in Franklin he
I wns Admitted to the bar of this State.
He has now returned to Asheville und
proposes making his home here, and con
tinuing in the practiceof his profession.
Imnorlniit ChauiceH In Ihe CotiHtl
tutiou Melius Made, Auionir
Tliem One Which Iloes Away
Nkw Vokk, November 14. The base
ball delegates to the League convention
worked up lo such late hours last night
lhal they did not getaroundio the hotel
very early this morning.
Three or four important changes in the
constitution were effected last night, and
when the convention assembled at noon
to-day, the consideration of the consti
tution was resumed. Seel ion ,'15 which
re. tils: "Release of players from con
tractor reservation and future contracts
with such piayers shall be regulated and
governed by a national agreement ol
professional base ball clubs, and the
league legislation made in pursuance
thereof," was amended so as to read
that "no player without the consent ol
the club with which he is under contract
or reservation can negotiate with any
oilier club for his services; but if said
consent is given, said player may nego
tiate wilh any club lor his services and
receive money consideration therefor,
which may be accepted by releasing the
This action does awav with the sys
tem of sales over which there has recently
been such a cry.
Section (id, which stated that a mana
ger or player whose contract has become
void by reason of his club disbanding,
withdrawing from, or losing its mem
bership in the league, may engage for the
remainder ol ihe season with any other
eluli, immediately alter the league sec
retary's notice of such disbaudineul,
withdrawal or loss of membership, was
cut out and aiiolner section inserted
which provides thai in any ease such
withdrawal of club players under con
tractor reservation shall be considered
released ihirclroin, but tli.itany negotia
tion for the services of any player must
be made subject to the transler to any
oilier club designated by the league. In
section 4 f, which stales that lour um
pires must be elected bv the lei
number was increased lo five.
Mr. W. Fleishman, of Richmond, Ya.,
is at the Swaimauoa.
Mrs. Mon issey and child, of New York,
have gouelo the Winyah Sanitarium.
J. G. Warren, of the 1'niled Stales ar
my, has regislered al Ihe Battery Park.
Mr. GustafR. Westfcl.lt, of New Or
leans, one of the greatest sugar capital
ists in the South, is stopping al the Bat
Mr. Jas. Pillijohn, of Augusta, (in.,
who is the proprietor of one of the lar
gest hotels in that place, arrived in town
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Platl. ol Franklin,
N. C, formerly residents of Ashevillc,
have returned to the city and arestaying
at Captain W. B. Troy's on Pattoi":
Mr. Dun, ol Ohio, is in the city, lie
was here several years ago with one ol
his daughters, who was quite sick, and
she was completely restored. He has
now brought with him another daugh
ter who was recommended by a promi
nent physician in New Y'ork loeome here
after il had been found that a sojourn in
the Adirondaeks was of little benefit.
l.AIS ANI I.ASHIICH.
Mc-t-tinit ( XcotH VeslerdiD at Sir.
The clans were right well represented
in the cosy parlor of Mr. James Frank
on yesterday altei noon. Brave lads and
boiinic lassies were there, and all were
enthused at the prospect of having a real
I jolly time al their reunion this year. It
was really delightful to see how the love
I of the dear old land of Lochsand Bens
beamed from every countenance. It did
not require much of an argument to de
cide thai a meeting should beheld ; every
one was determined on Ihat beforehand,
and we are sorry tor the Scotchman who
fails to bo in that meeting.
The time and plaoe required mote time,
espeoially the latter, w hich together with
many arrangements, was submitted to
a committee of ladies and gentlemen, of
which Mr. J. C. Brown is the chairman.
The time for the reunion was fixed for
Hogmanay, and every Highlander knows
when that is. A Soot wdio docs not
know, does not deserve to lie present, and
so we won't tell him. The place will be
published as soon as decided, and be ye
well assured it will be a fine time. So
couie one, conic all, and at a royal sup
per the motto will be:
I. ay on MePuft'.
Anii il il be lie- who first erics hold, enough.
The I.atcm MuHlcal Iimtnuiieiit.
On the wall of Falk's music store hangs
a lyre. It is said to be the oldest lyre
(liar) in the State, and has just oelcbia
trd its one hundred and eightieth birth
day. Also there is a model of a very cu
rious instrument which has just lieen pat
tented and was invented by a German in
the store. It consists of a flat box, on
ivhicli are arranged the keys und whose
internal mechanism resembles vcrymuch
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i 'al " miriiioi.1.0,,. " !.,..., u .y
blowing into the attached mouthpiece.
j which is of sufficient length to reach the
j player's mouth while the box is resting
oil his arm, and strikingthevanouskeys.
The inventor has named it the concertina
and the sound given forth is very much
like that of a comet. The range of the
instrument can lie made as large as three
octaves and a half by lengthening the
box. In this box is contained also a
nunilier of keys and other parts of the
instrument, and what is mostcoiivenient
of all, is a nunilier of different reeds al
ready arranged in place, so that one set
can lie taken out and another inserted.
By this means you can raise or lower the
pitch of the concertina to that of the ac
ICI'JCtlon of Permanent OfllcerM at
This society met in the Woman's Chris
tian Temperance I'nion hall, at 3.30 p.
ill. yesterday. Mis. S. Wcstray Battle
presiding, and transacted the following
business. The minutes of the lasi meet
ing were read by the secretary, MissNcw
ton, and approved by the members.
Then followed the reading of the by
laws of the society by Miss Peimimau.
These were voted oil article by article.
and but lew alterations were made. The
most important alteration made was
that gentlemen, lo become numbers ol
the society, need only pay one dollar,
while the original article said they must
pay five dollars and the ladies onedollnr.
It was also amended to read that all or
ganizations which contributed a sum not
less than five dollars should be entitled
to one representative in the society with
out extra charge.
The Ibllowing officers were elected:
First vice president, Miss Rose Chap
man; second vice president, Mrs. Joseph
Sluder; third vice president. Mrs. Car
roll; recording secretary and treasurer.
Miss D. P. Newton; and corresponding
secretary. Miss K. B. Peimimau. These,
together with the following ladies, Mrs.
Frank Chapman, Mrs. Sluder, Miss S.
Veatman, Miss Penuimau, Mrs. Lieuten
ant Cobb and Mrs, S, K. Kepler, consti
tute the executive committee.
An advisory committee of live gentle
men will be added to this list as soon as
a sullicient manlier have joined. Cer
tainly, now that the fees have been re
duced, they will open their poekctbooks
ill the liencfit of so good a cause.
The visiting committee, of which Mrs.
iniss is chairman, gave a very intercs't-
ing report of the work which they had
done and the success which had attended
their efforts. It was voted unanimously
that the society should be known here
after by the name of the Ashevillc Free
Kindergarten Aid Society, and, after a
meeting had been arranged lor next
Wednesday afternoon at 3.3H p. 111., a
motion lo adjourn was made and car
ried. It is to be hoped that ihe work, which
has been so successfully inaugurated by
this society, will not fall 1 hrough for
lack of means, and every one should feel
bound to contribute to this cause, and
should strive to advance and promote its
efforts to educate the children, between
three and eight, who arc too young to
receive instruction in any other way.
not ho vi;hv iia.hp.
He HaHii't Been In AHlievil'e, Cer
The Rev. Kobt. McCartee addresses a
letter to the Kev. li. P. Davis, of Win
ston, N. C, published in ihe Twill City
Daily, in which he advocates that town
as a superior winter resort. We have
not the slightest objection to that. W'in
ston deserves all thai can be said of il.
It is beautiful, it is healthful, ami
abounds in conveniences that give the
sojourner all that could be desired. We
would willingly give our aid, if it were
needed, to advoeale its claim. It is a
NorthCarolina town, and thai is enough
to engage our interest. But Mr. Mc
Cartee has no occasion in fostering Win
ston to disparage Ashevillc. He says:
As you arc aware, Ashevillc. in North
Carolina, is now an established and fav
orite resort in the winter as well as in
the summer. Bui its altitude, 2,200
toot, and environments of lofty moun
tains and its clay soil cause much damp
and miry streets ami roads, which deter
many from going there.
Now. il there is anything well known
to health scientists abroad, as well as to
the people of Ashevillc themselves, it is
its peculiar dry atmospherie conditions.
Evaporation is phenomenally rapid.
True, when it rains it is muddy, and the
streets and the roads become muddy of
course, like Winston or any oilier place
having clay in its soil. But there is no
"damp" such as the writer suggests; to the attention ofany reading man lo
and the "environment of lolly 11101111-! increase ils circulation as much as it de
tains" does not close around us and hem I serves, and wr ask no more lor it. We
us in and stifle us or exclude the free cir
culation of air or slml oui the light of
the sun or involve us in gloom, or even
deter many from coining here. No; they
do come and continue to come, even
though they do encounter sometimes,
perhaps ofteucr than is pleasant, muddy
streets and muddy roads. But mean
while we keep 011 mending our ways.
Let Mr. McCartee give us a call.
OPKRA MOt SIC.
Entertainment To-NIgM for the
Benefit of the Flower MIhhIoii.
Do not forget that the entertainment
for the lienelit of the Flower Mission
takes place to-night at the opera house.
The program will consist of instru
mental and vocal selections by our best
local talent and recitations by Miss
Bowman, of Nashville, Tenn. The en-
tertainmeut promises to be one of the
most enjoyable that has been given in
Asheville for some time, as the object tor
which it is given, is one of the worthiest.
If you are not able to go yourself, buy a
tickel and present il to a friend, so that
every one can enjoy this musical treat,
and aid this noble charity.
Card of Thanks.
Tothe friends who have shown Mr.
Anthony Robinson and ourselves so
many kiHlnessessiiuring ins illness, ana
" "" V -
and heartlclt thanks.
AlKS. vtl-.O. 11 HI I I-., ,
R A. Whitk.
Asheville, N. C, Nov. 14, 1SSS.
Mr. E. K. West, who has lieen on a
visit to his old home in Kinston, is again
at his post at the news-stand at Battery
i nn-: a 1. nt m ti.i.i.;kai'ii.
IIh Ivxhlliillou In the Hayor'n
Office Yesterday toy Mr. Clark.
The exhibition of the Fire Alarm
Telegraph, which was given on yester
day in the Mayor's otlico.altraelc 1 much
attention; every body who felt an interest
in this important suhjict, went to see il.
ami mc nig gong was kept ringing con
tinuously. Mr. Clark, the courteous
agent of IheGamewell Company, showed
hi 11 self thoroughly an fait as to the
winking of the sstem, and we were
impressed with the perfection of its
operation. Its absolute simplicity is its
great charm. No one, however excited,
oan fail to manage it correctly. II he or
she has only enough presence of mind to
unlock the box and pull down a hook
once, the wires will do all the rest, and
after pulling it once, it matters not il the
alarmist continues the performance all
night, il will do 110 harm. The number
oftheboxis instantly presenled on the
indicator al ihe engine bouse, and evcr
bell from the court bouse tower, to the
most distant station al once strikes the
number ot the box al which the aiarm is
Another good feature is the security
against false or malicious alarms.
Bvery kev is numbered, and when the
box is opened ihe key cannot be removed
from the look until released by a proper
ollicer, therefore it can at once be seer,
who is responsible for each alarm thai is
We hope and believe that the Board ot
Aldermen will take steps forthwith to
supply this urgent need, if their finances
arc al all in a condition to bear tile ex
pense. A delay of tive minutes in reach
ing one fire may cause far more loss
than will equal in amount the whole cost
of the Fire Alarm Telegraph. No one
can estimate the real length of a minute
unless he has had to wait lor assistance
while bis house is burning. We have ex
perienced il, and speak that we do know.
THK W. C. T. V.
A I.etU-r From a Mem?ier Con
We insert the following communica
tion with much pleasure. The principle
set lortli by the writer as pertaining lo
the order are such as we had always as
cribed lo it, ami which had won for il
the good will anil cordial co-operation
of all parties ami all friends of humanity.
Such principles we hope will remain tin
alleeted by the demon of party spirit.
The information we had was derived
from the reports of the Chicago conven
tion. Thcv were certainly not encourag
ing to the harmony we all hoped to be
maintained and whieh is essential to uni
Kditor Citizen: Allow me Lo say in
reply to your editorial concerning the
Woman's Christian Temperance 1'uioii
1 hat iis principles and purposes are un
changealilo. All the excellent work done
during these lilteen vears has been done
under its present constitution which is
culirely satisfactory lo the majority oi
its members. Because Mrs. Kllcn Foster,
who is an ardent republican. and lectured
in behalf of that party during the last
Presidential campaign, chose to introduce
a resolution which was uncalled lor, is
the National W. C. T. I', to becousidered
eontcnlious because il would not tamely
siibmil to have its well-established
principles called in question?
The same atlempl to introduce dissen
sion and confusion was made last year
a! New York by the sainegilled partisan
lady, and voted down by an overwhelm
ing majority. Ami while majorities rule
it would be In better taste for these dis
satisfied ladies to stay away.orestablish
an organization for themselves according
lo their ow n ideas. W. C. T. I'.
thk wi:i:ki.v CITIZIvN.
The SiiliHcripllon Price Only One
Hollar Per Year,
We have secured the services of Mr. C.
M. Pickens, a young man recently grad
uated at Weaverville College, as a can
vassing agent for this paper. We are
sure that it is only necessary to bring it
pledge ourselves that no issue shall con
tain an item which can bring a blush to
the most delicate cheek. The sermons of
Dr. Tulmage shall continue to he one of
its features. It will give the latest tele
graphic news received up to the morning
ol its issue, and a synopsis of the pre
ceding days of the week. It will edito
rially present its views on all matters of
current interest in the well known style
of its able and accomplished editor, Col.
I0I111 D. Cameron. It wiM contain such
advice to farmers as seem to us to be of
practical value. In short its eight pages
will lie thoroughly filled with advertise
incuts of absolutely reliable dealers, rind
with reading matter which cannot be
surpassed for lilerary excellence and in
terest. With all of these attractions we
ire able through our exceptional facili-
ties for publication to oiler Thk Wui-.KLV
Citizkn at an auuiial subscription of one
dollar. We ask for Mr. Pickens a kind
reception from out friends throughout
Western North Carolina.
The preliminary funeral services of the
j laic Anthony Kolnnsou were Held in tne
I Presbyterian church yesterday at 4 p. m.
I he pastor 01 tne mure n, me it . v .
P. Brvan, conducted the service. The
1 body laid 111 state in the church until
i 9.30 11. m..
1 lut the lri"" ,,,r Klcl,lra""1'
where the funeral will take place to-day.
Amomr the L'uests at the Battery Park.
; .g Cll)t.lin v E McllcCi thc SUI,erintend-
a I ent of the Western North Carolina rail-
I ent of the W estern North Carolina rail
rord. He has just arrived in the dty
with his family, who had lieen on a visit
' to Philadelphia. s
Kl'NH AWAY FROM WASHING
TON TO SHOOT lll lKS,
And no One, Not liven I'.lljall Hal.
font. Known Where He Is TlilH
wn Done to Avoid the CrowtiB
tliut Follow Him.
Wasiuxuiox, Novemlier 14. First
Comptroller Matthews has decided that
bills of telegragh companies againist the
departments ol the government for the
current fiscal year must be settled at tl.e
rales prescribed ill Postmaster General
u'anainakcr's order of October 30th
against which the Western I'nion protest
ol yesterday was direeiod.
The President kit the oily last night
by way ol the Baltimore and Potomac
railroad lor a lew day's sport in duck
shooting. It is not known exactly where
he has gone, but it is supposed that he
went to one 11I the famous duck hunting
grounds in Maryland in the vicinity of
Chesapeake Bay. Private Secretary
llallord said to-day that he could not
tell where the President was, because he
did not know. The President wanted a
tew days uninterrupted recreation, and
iheoniy way he could have it was by
Keeping ins movements secret. "During
the lasl campaign," said llallord, "it was
announced that General Harrison was
going oil' on a shooting trip, and the
consequence was that about 10,000
ither sportsmen seloeled the same time
and place lor their own sporl." Ux
Scuator Scwell and Mr. Knighl are with
the President, and the party expects to
return lo Washington Saturday.
HOW TO COOK OVSTICKH.
A Reeipe That Will Make the
- Mouth Water,
Everybody loves the oyster; who does
not? And most of us love them tried.
Bui a perfectly fried, oyster is a deside
ratum. All want to know the very best
way to cook them ; a ml we propose to
tell llietn how. In his last visit to New
'fork Capt. Atkinson stopped at the St.
Denis Hotel. The fare all around was
1. But there was something about
me fried oysters lhal caught him. It
was a new sensation, the realization of
a gastronomic- dream. He ate and ate
md ate again, and each lime the wonder
ind the pleasure grew, until he was fixed
to tile hi. Denis by a charm he could
hardly break. But the parting had to
conic, and he returned home, but with
Ireanis of the Si. Denis oysters floating
11 his waking and his nightly visions.
He became restless and unhappy until, to
restore his peace of mind, he wrote to the
proprietor of that famous house for the
mysterious recipe. Here it is; all may be
made happy :
Mr. Natl Atkinson, Ashevillc, N. C.
Dear Sir: In reply to yours of the 2d,
I will sav that the way that oysters are
prepared for li ving is fu st, to have them
fresh opened, then draw tile liquor olf by
placing the oysters in a calendar; next
lay theui on a cloth and place another
cloth oyer them ; press the cloth lightly.
that the cloth will absorb all the
liquor that may bo in them; next dip
in silted flour; do not allow much of the
flour to stick to them ; next dip them in
gs; iinnlly lay tliom 111 ground Insetut
nisi (or 11 you 00 not nave tins use
bread crumbs, the bread haying been
b icd to a crisp before being ground into
lust 1 anil cover them with the biscuit
dust and press them lightly to make the
biscuit dust adhere to the oysters. To
cook theni, use either good lard or sweet
butler a small quantity is suliieicnt. See
that the pan is hot ami free from water;
when that is reached, put in the oyster
Hat in the pan and let it cook tor about
1 miniilc, then turn them over: it this is
lone with a fork do not allow the fork
lo penelratc the oyster; then let them
cook on the other side. The oyster
should be a nice brown color, and will
still' when cooked. If not cooked
enough or over cooked thcv are likely to
be soft .
NTFItlCSTIXG LAW Sl IT.
The Land Case of Simythe Versus
the Henry- Heirs.
In the equity court of the I'nited
States vesterdnv, before Judge Dick, there
was an interesting case heard. Thcstyle
of the case was Geo. II. Smvtlie versus
the heirs of R. M. Henry, deceased.
The laud in controversy was donated
lo a celebrated Indian chief, Junaluska,
by ihe Slate of Norlh Carolina ill 1S47
or 1S4S, in consideration for services ren
dered as a soldier under Gen. Jackson ill
the war with the Creek Indians. Several
legal questions were presented. Among
thrin was whether Junaluska could con
vey the land under the terms of the act of
donation. It seems that Junaluska had
attempted to convoy to two different
parties. The plaintiff claimed under one
of the rendees, nnd the defendant under
another. (Questions ol recision, aban
donment, estoiel, etc., were all involved.
Judge Dick intimated an opinion in favor
ot the plaintiff. Sniytho, but delayed giv
ing a formal opinion. Col. Theo. F.
Davidson and Major W. H. Malone ap
peared for the plaintiff, and Messrs.
Ilardwieke, W. W.Jones, and Cobb nnd
Meiriuion for the defendant.
A Curious Stone.
In Mr. Fnriiiholt's real estate office
may lie seen a very curious stone of u
bluish gray color. It is taken from a
place on the Western North Carolina
railroad, of which Mr. Farinholt has the
control. The remarkable thing about it
, js ,,.,t w hen it is taken out of the quarry
; ,t js w) S()ft t)mt K cml sawC(, w;th &
h;uu, saw ,,, ,act thc fiKte tllnt Mr
pnrjn10it has in his office was cut out in
t,;s w.,v 1!llt after the 8tone hns been
exposi-d to the air for some time, it
j becomes as hard as granite. The stone
; call ), usc(j fr various ornamental pnr-
, poses and would be of great use in the
; construction of pedestals and monuments
j as llie Wtathcr has very little effect uKin
The Meetlnx To-Nlif lit.
- ; The meeting to-night; don t forget it;
j it means good for us all. The tap of the
I bell will give due notice. Let every
' thoughtful citizen respond.