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ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1889.
Tilt C RON IN TRIAL.
NOT A VERY IMPORTANT DAY
IN THE CASE.
Why Knnze changed Name,
and he Connection Between
1X1 111 mid Coiiithlln and the
Chicago, Novemiitr 18. In theCronin
trial to-day Peter Koch, worker in hard
wood, testified thnt he lived in Luke
View near the Cnrlson cottage. He had
known Kunze lib nit five vears. Kunze
worked for him in 18H6 and 1887. He
hoarded with witness for seven weeks
previous to about the 8th or 11th ol
May last. Witness had a talk with
Lynch, distiller, in regard to Kunze in
The prosecution objected to the intro
duction of this conversation.
Mr. Forrest We have got to show
why John Kunze changed his name, why
he cxgiected to be arrested and all about
the connection betwceti him nnd Cough
lin anil the Lynch distillery Thomas
Lynch ! will put on thestand to-morrow.
Mr. Hynes I submit it is not compe
tent to show it in tnis way.
Mr. Forrest What I propose to show
now is the talk about Kunze at the time
of the explosion of the bomb at the dis
tillery, thnt Thomas Lynch introduced
him to Coughlin and he and Coughlin to
gether went fust to Coughlin'shousennd
walked up Lincoln avenue and then he
saw a man walking with Coughlin, that
he went up to his house, that Coughlin
waited up and around' that house for the
purpose of meeting kunze, that he met
Kunze at that house, that he gave him
in the piesencc of this man papers, deliv
ered them to Thomas Lynch, that Lynch
has the papers, that Kunze told him In
had another paper (the papers were sup
posed to conic from the whiskey trust),
that Lynch wanted to get that pa per, and
that next day Lynch & Coughlin went
up to this house to see Kunze, that they
saw Kunze next day. This man drove
Kunze out of his house and told Kunze
there was a man out there going to ur
rest him, that Kunze left and went to
the south side, that Coughlin kept fol
lowing him, that this man was sent by
Captain Sehuttler to tell Kunze that he
wanted him to come in and surrender
himself in the Cronin ease, thnt he tolil
Kuntz he was about to be arrested, that
again he met Captain Schnttler and
Schuttler offered him $20 to go nnd point
out Kunze. Then 1 will put .Mr. Lynch
on the stand to-morrow, and he will ex
plain why Kunze and Coughlin went to
Peoria together. The witness then told
in detail the story above outlined by Mr.
Police Captain Schaack was the next
witness, and testified us to the liven
stable keepers Devans' description of the
man who got a white horse on the night
of the murder.
lames Hyland, freight handler in the
Lake Shore railway, testified that he nnd
his cousin Jeremiah Hylaud called on
O'Sullivan about 7 o'clock in the evening
ol May 5. They took supper with O'Sul
livan, and, on leaving between ! and 10
o'clock, he and his cousin and O'Sullivan
went to a saloon nenr, nnd had two
glasses of sherry and cigars.
This testimony was brought out for
the purpose of contradicting the testi
mony given by Nehmnn, one of the w it
nesses for the State, who swore that he
saw Coughlin and Kunze with O'Sulli
van, drinking sherry in the same saloon
about 10 o'clock tiic same night. At the
request of Mr. Wing, Dan Coughlin, the
prisoner, stepped forward and the wit
ness stood beside him. The witness was
half a head taller than Coughlin. At the
request of the counsel for the defence, the
witness then stcmied down in front of
thejurors, and ins cousin Jeremiuh be
ing ranged alongside him, the jury was
afforded an opportunity of noticing the
likeness between the two men.
At the afternoon session Jeremiuh
Hyland corroborated the testimony of
his cousin. The witness took a position
beside Kunze in order t int the jury
might judge as to t he similarity lietween
tlicm. He identified Xchmnu's saloon
on Ashland nvenue; the evident object
of the defence being to break the force ot
Nehman's testimony by showing that
it was O'Sullivan and the two Hyland
and not O'Sullivan. Conuhlin and Kuntz,
who were in the saloon on the night of
the murder as Ncluuun testified.
Ex-Detective Michael Whulcn, a friend
of Conghlin's swore that he saw Cough
lin at short intervals up to midnight of
the murder in the police station, and
inside. The witness is a cousin of O'
Sullivan and his brother keeps house for
Desk sergeant John Stilt, ot east Chi
cago auenue station, testified that he
was with Whnlen and Coughlin in the
saloon from twenty-five minutes till ten
to a quarter often.
The cross-exumiiiation was very search
ing. It brought out thnt Stilt bad trav
eled a beat with Whnlen many years,
and that he (Stift) hud not mentioned
his meeting with Coughlin and Whnlen
to any one except Capt. Schaack, to
whom he reported some days after
BASE BALL MATTERS.
Players Slawluir Cotracts for Next
Philadelphia. Pa., November 18.
Secretary Rogers of the Philadelphia
Club announced to-dav that catchers
Clements and Schriver nnd pitcher Glca
on have signed the league contracts for
1890. Clements and Oleason have also
signed the Brotherhood contracts.
Harry Wright this afternoon signed a
contract to manage the Philadelphia
Boston, November 18. A special to
the.Herald from Holvoke to-dnv says:
John M. Ward, president of the Broth
erhood association of ball players, paid
a visit to this city and when he left last
. evening he carried a contract signed by
1 mil 1 ucker, Baltimore s hrst baseman,
to play first base for the Brotherhood
Mickey Welch has signed the Brother
hood agreecment, and expects to sign a
t hue years contract with New York's
Brotherhood in a couple of days.
Vtac car and the Pope.
Ro'mk, November 18. The Pope has
received in solemn audience the grand
Dutchess Catharine of Russia. She
brought with her a letter from the Czar.
It relcrred to the appointment of Russian
bishops whose names will soon be an
nounced. The Czar also stated that it
would give him pleasure to see a red hat
bestowed on the archbishop of War
saw. senteta.ee for Bigamy Stand.
New Yokk, November 18. Recorder
Smith to-day in the court oi general
sessions denied the motion for a new
trial in the case of David Harfield the
Richmond, Vs., pawnbroker who wps
convicted here, of bigamy a frwdaysajjo.
iiu Schl wffl be urotencted Friday.
Business In the Grain Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, November 18. The wheat
market opened dull and featureless, but
ulterwnrds developed more lite with a
somewhat irregular courseof prices. De
cember futures, after ruling for sometime
at about the closing figures of Saturday,
suddenlv broke loose from May and de
clined l'nc., while May futures declined
only Vc, held quiet and steady, and
closed lc. lowej for Deceinlier, while May
closed the same as the closing figures of
Saturday. The weakness, eseciallv in
December futures, was attributed Mon
day to speculative inliuences. It was
hinted that a prominent local trader un
dertook to close out some wheat for De
cember, and other traders having taken
the cue sold the market out from under
him. The difference between December
and May futures widened from SVfcc.u
.'J'iC. to 4Vfic. under this movement, and
closed at 4Ve. premium. The visible sup
ply increased l,5r)'J,000 bushels. The
principal points which figured in the in
crease were spring wheat points, while
nearly all of the winter wheat points,
llaltimnrc excepted, showed decreases
from 1,000 to 4.900 bushels. An order
to buy 150,000 bushels of No. 1 hard
was sent to Minneapolis nt lac. above
Saturday's prices which could not be ex
ecuted. In corn a fair speculative business was
transacted, and the feeling developed, ns
on Saturday, was easy, there being con
siderable pressure brought to bear on
nenr futures. The market oiiencd at Un
closing prices of Saturday, was steady
lor n time, then sold off '4e.a7c. ruled
steady, and closed Vfecu'sC. lower than
Oats were active, stronger and higher,
but outside prices were not maintained
until the close. The advance was due al
most entirely to buying for May by a
large operator who caused an apprecia
tion of sc.aV2f. There was a fair selling
at the top, and a recession of ' iiC.aUy
followed. Near futures were trailed in
moderately, but advanced 'InC.aVac in
sympathy with May.
In mess pork very little interest was
manifested, nnd prices exhibited little
In lard a fair inquiry prevailed. Prices
exhibited little change excepting for near
deliveries, which ruled 5c,a7Vj.e. higher.
In short rib sides trading was very
light, but the feeling was steadier.
THE KNIUHT8 OF I.AIIOK.
Tnelr Attitude on the Laud
Atlanta, Ga November 18. The
convention of the Knights of Labor to
day went into committee of the whole
on the land question. The following
resolution was adopted af the fourth
plant of the declaration of principles ol
Resolved, That the land, including all
the natural resources of wenlth, is the
heritage of all the pcopic, and should
not lie subject to speculative traffic.
Occupancy and use shall be the only title
to the possession of land. Taxes upon
land should be levied upon its full value
for use, exclusive of improvements, and
should be sufficient to make for the com
munity all unearned increment.
Alter the committee had risen and the
assembly had adopted the resolution,
Mr. Powderly nnd A. W. Wright, of the
executive board, were appointed a com
mittee to attend the National Farmers
Alliance Convention at St. Louis.
Richmond, Va., November 18. At the
annual meeting to-day of the stock
holders of the Petersburg railroad the
following officers were elected: Presi
dent, Col. John H. Palmer; board of di
rectors, B. F. Newcomer, W. T. Walters
and II. Walters, of Baltimore; Dr. I). W.
Lnssiter, of Petersnurg; nnd Major F.R.
Scott, of Richmond.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Richmond land Petersburg
railroad, the Ibllowing directors were
elected: W. T. Walters. H. Walters, H.
K. Iillvson, Dt. D. W. Lnssiter, nnd Col.
John B. Palmer.
The Fleet Leaves New York.
Nkw York, November 18. Amid the
booming of cannon, the dipping of flags,
the waving of hundreds of hats and
handkerchiefs and cheers I rum ns many
throats, Admiral John (, Walker and his
squadron, comprising the ships Chicago,
Boston, Atlanta and Yorktowu, with
bunting flying in all the gay panoply of
war, sailed majestically down the North
river shortly liefore noon to-day. Ad
miral Walker's orders direct him to re
main in Boston not later than the end of
the week, and it is expected that next
Sunday morning the fleet will sail for
Wilmington, Novemlicr 18. In the
Luthcrt'.n Synod to-day u report on the
location of the proposed theological
seminary wus presented by Dr. Brown.
Two propositions were submitted, one
for its location at Newbury, S. C, by
the South Carolina synod, and another
by the Southwestern Virginia svnod
favoring Salem, Vu. The provisional
offer of the South Carolina synod was ac
cepted. Rev. W. E. Hubbert was electa!
chairman of the board of education, und
Dr. W. S. Bowman, chairman of the com
mittee to nominate a bord of directors.
Virginia Methodist Conference.
Richmond, November 18. The Vir
ginia Methodist Conference met here to
day and elected the following delegates
to the general conference to be held nt
St. Louis in May, 1890: Clerical dele
gates, Rev. Dr. J. E. Edwards, Dr. R. M.
Sledd, P. A. Peterson, Paul Whitehead,
J. J. Lnfferty, A. G. Brown, Rev. J.
Powell Garland. Lay delegates, Gov.
E. E. Jackson, Maryland ; Prof. W. W.
Smith, Randolph Macon College; Messrs.
J. P. Pettyjohn, Lvuchburg; Capt. E. V.
White, Norfolk, and Maj. R. W.Pentross,
Washington, Novemlicr 18. The Presi
dent this afternoon gave a speciul recep
tion to a number of gentlemen represent
ing the various business interests of the
country. It was requested that he in
corporate in his message to congress a
recommrndution lor the enactment of nn
equitable national bankruptcy law.
Nkw York, November 18. There was
great cxcitcuientand a big attendance
at the coflee exchange this momine. due
to the interest felt in the Brazilian situa
tion. Coffee advanced from fifteen to
fitty-five points over Saturday's closing.
On first call 20,760 bags were sold.
"Does your teacher ever pet mad?"
"Yes, indeed. I am often the victim of
GENERAL tlTV NEWS.
The Knights of Pythias met at 8 p. m.,
last night at Castle Hall.
A colored man, John H. Patterson,
joined the Presbyterian church yester
day. The sign over Grant's drugstore, which
blew down Saturday night, has been re
stored und the broken window glass re
placed by another.
The earnings of the Ashevillc and Spar
tanburg railroad, as reported to the
South Cnrolina railroad commission
were, for the month of September, 188il,
$11,890.25, an increase of $189.09 over
the same time in 1888.
An important meeting of the Indies'
committee of the Young Men's Christian
Association will lie held at the house of
Mrs W, L. Hillinrd, South Main street,
this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
The grand jury of the social term of
the criminal court was discharged yes
terday after one day's busy work. The
major part of their duties were pertbrmcd
at the session of theregulartermamonih
A young man, of prominent family,
while under the influence of liquor, stole
some articles from the store of one of our
best known merchants. He was arrested,
brought before Squire Summey, and
bound over in the sum of $200 to ap
pear in court.
The weather yesterday was as disa
greeable as the most illuatured could
ask. The wind was north, and the tcm
lieraturc was about 35. A light snow
fell all day, melting as it tell. Last night
closed in gloomily, with a prospect of a
heavier tail ol snow, though we antici
pate clearing weather for to-day.
A conversation with Captain Troy,
street engineer, gives us assurance that
the street crossing troubles will soon,
in large degree, be remedied. There is ii
supply of good wide crossing blocks at
the city quarries ready for transporta
tion, and as soon as received they will be
but in place us far as they will go.
The Columbia correspondent of the
News and Courier says:
Capt. Chase had to-day the oldest pas
senger tliat ever came on his train. He
was Hiram King, of Henderson county,
N. C, and took the I rain nt Ilciidersun
villi to go to Georgia and visit relatives.
Mr. King is 97 years of age. He was ac
companied bv n sprightly daughter of
The iron framework for the electric
tower to replace the one blown down
some time ago on the court square is in
place, and the work of preparation for
erection was begun yesterday. The res
toration will be warmly welcomed; for
we are free to say the substituted pole
light at so central a point has not met
with much favor.
We were apprehensive that the gale
which prevailed here with so much vio
lence Saturday night would have proved
destructive elsewhere, and particularly
on the coast. We were much relieved to
find that the News und Courier oi Mon
day morning makes no mention of it ;
nor have we information of a storm of
unusual violence from other quarters,
and therefore presume we had the worst
There is a merchant on Main street,
who works u neat lit lie trick. He has a
wire hanging from his a wninur and when
the purchasers come out of his store they
are almost sure to have some of their
parcels caught a ay from them by this
wire. They all et lluin back though.
This is the part of the invention which is
faulty but the inventor hopes soon to
Mr. F. A. Sumner and Mr. Chns. A.
Rawls nre building a bouse on Hay
wood street, near Patton avenue, which
will cost $5,000. The building has n
sky parlor, dumb waiter, speaking tulics
and all the modern conveniences. Al
though not completed it has already
been rented for $40 a month. The same
parties intend to build a' house which
will cost double that sum in the near
The "Big Racket Store" is one of the
institutions of Asbcville, one of its curi
osities in fact, and well repays a visit.
You can always find a crowd there, from
the little chap who buys t wo pencils for
a cent to the grandmother who wants
an "old ladies shoe" for comfort, includ
ing also the newly married couple who
want to buy an outfit with which to
commence housekeeping. We advise a
visit to the "Big Racket Store."
in Want of a Home.
There is a blind woman in the city,
who has been educated at the State
asylum. She is a musician, able to give
music lessons; and also fitted to act as
nurse and to do general house work.
Being in need of a home, she is willing to
give her services for her bourd. This is
an excellent opportunity for any oue
needing a cometent and intelligent com
panion or assistant ju the house. Any
one wishing fuller information about
this person can gel it by applying at 25,
Pine street, or nt this office.
The Pan-American CoiiR-recs.
Washington, November 18. The In
ternational American congress met to
day. Secretory Blaine presided, the Bra
zilian delegates being the only notable
absentees. The entire session was de
voted to the business of organization,
which was naturally a more difficult
matter to arrange than is usually -the
case, owing to the fact that two lan
guages were used. The conference ad
journed to meet nt 1 o'clock next Wednes
day , when the organization is to be likely
The Weather To-Day,
Wash.ngton, November 14. Indica
tions for North Carolina Fair; clearing ;
cooler in eastern portion; warmer in
weWUrrs SXJrWvs j wrtftfrrry w fords'
RISEN FROM THE ASH ICS OF
The Wonderful Recuperation-
Prosperity Visible Everywhere
The Jute Trust Meeting; a Firm
Foe lit the Farmer' Alliance.
Dkar Citizen: An American who de
serves the name loves all of America, but
none the less, it he is a true Sout herner,
lie must have a special sp it in his heart,
care for his owu dear South, ail the more
endeared to him because ol all the sull'cr
ings, privations and losses, which have
fallen to her lot of late years. And as
you are a tiue.Aineriean. und yet a thor
ough Southern paper, you will rejoice
wit h us at the prospect which seems on
all sides to promise that the ilregs ol the
bitter cups held to our lips in til. and
again in 70, have been at last swallowed
and that sweet ieacc and prosperity be
yond all anticipation is to lie our people's
portion, to a degree that will wie out
all remembrance of those sad scenes now
among the Giimf. 'of the past.
Not that the South will ever forget the
noble deeds of her sons, nor the equally
heroic sacrifices made by her devoted
daughters. The lapse of u quarter of a
century has only served to intensify the
brilliancy of these acts, and to enshrine
in our hearrs the forms of those who laid
down their lives at the call of duty, but
happily the recollection of the hardships
and sufferings is sollcncd us time, the
great mollihcr, passes by, and the ani
mosities and hatreds, which naturally
attended these recollections while fresh,
are passing away, and in very truth we
arc all Americans once more.
South Carolina, the first to secede, has
drunk decest and longest of that cup,
bitter asgall itself, which wc secessionists
now sec to have been the natural result
nt that hasty step, but she has seen the
bottom at last, and on all hands it is
evident that a new life is commenced,
and while the ascent of the hill of pros
perity may be steep and slow, its accom
plishment is sure, because her men and
women have gone into the effort with
the same gallant earnest determination
which sustained their ancestors during
those long, distressing, but glorious f.ur
years, as they stood side by side and
supported what they honestly believed
to oe right, against the whole power and
wealth ot the federal government.
The battle now before them is a blood
less one, and when won, as it surely will
be, its trophies will not be thousands of
kided and wounded, and captured can
non and ruined property, but they will
be that far more valuable prize, the
restoration of good will and friendship
liclween the distant sections of our com
mon country, hi this direction every
thing is tending, and the influence is
already happily manifest, even to a
visitor of a tew days, The incnyou meet
are more cheerlul, and look uponhfc with
other eyes than those which heretofore
regarded all the future ns dark and
threatening. A result is. that they arc
deserting politics and giving their lime
and attention to the establishment of
factories of various kinds, and to the in
troduction of new lines of business,
breaking the old routine which has led
us captive in the past.
For instance, not many years ago, no
one thought of saving his cotton seed;
it used to be hauled out from the gin and
thrown in heaps "n the ground, and
there allowed to rot. So much of the
lint was left attached, ns to render it
useless forcattle food, and nooncdrenmed
of utilizing it for aught else than that and
manure; but now, by improved gins,
every particle of the valuable lint is care
fully stripped from the hull and the seed
is utilized not onlv as food for beasts,
but provides an oil epiite equal in quality
to the olive oil 'of lormer days. Indeed,
all that is left of the latter is the bottles
and labels. Popular prejudice compels
retention of these, but nine-tenths ol
these bottles are filled with cotton seed
oil, which is quite as palatable and
wholesome, and modestly conceals its
identity behind a pretty picture of an
olive, and an unpronounceable Italian
One of these important industries we
find at l lie flourishing tow n of I'liion.
The capital i vested is $25,000. The
location in close proximity to the depot,
adonis every facility for receiving the
raw material and shipping the manu
facttiu'd product. Machinery of the
latest improvement is rapidly got into
place, and will be ready to begin its
gi hiding and squeezing and pressing
about the loth of December.
Another illustration of the new life of
the South, and one still more striking, is
the manufacture nnd use of fine straw
bagging. By its aid ail iuinienscqunntii v
of material, which, until now. has been
worse than useless, is the means of re
deeming the funnels of South Carolina
from the thraldom of the "jute trust, "and
we are glad to note the determined at
titude taken by the Alliance on this point.
Many of the platforms are crowded with
bales in white wrappers, and, although
the cotton bagging is inferior, and per
haps in the end may cost more than jute,
the Alliance bravely sticks to it, and will
continue to do so. until lactones can be
established lor the working ot pine
straw. At present there are but few of
these in operation, and with them orders
arc already placed to their full capacity,
but by the next crop year no doubt there
will fie one in every county, and then
good bye jute trust, because from sam
ples we have seen of this product it is in
till respects equal to the best jute bag-
We were surprised to learn that it was
not ily the long-leafed pine leaves which
suited this work, but even the short
spikes of our old field pines. Nor does it
require the green leaves, but those that
have fallen and are hall decayed nre the
best. So you see what immense supplies
ot valuable material even our worn-out
old pine fields can furnish. All honor to
the Farmers' Alliance lor its brave deter
mination to foster this infant industry,
which is destined soon to make amends,
bv setting free its patrons from the cruel
tyrant, who is seeking by unjust com
bination to crush the whole cotton plant
Throughout the town of Union one
sees manifestations ot tins spint ot im
lirovcinent and renewed lile. New stores
have sprung up phoenix-like from the
aches of their predecessors. Numerous
tires have proved blessings in disguise, nnd
! an exc llent hotel takes the place of the
sorry affair of ourformer visit. Our host
I of to-dav is Mr. Gibbes, formerlv of Co
lumbia, but now happily for us, keeping
the Union hotel, which we can conscten
tiously recconimcnd to the traveling pul-
An all sufficient cause for the prosner
' ity of this section one can find with little
leff irt. An excellent healthy paper is
I published und well supported. Itseditor
i is our esteemed Inend, and fellow citizen
; of former vears, Mr. R. M. Stokes, who
i although fu feeble health pbysicallv, re
1 toaivs mr M SMwrr ttf ktis antrd tf re
markable degree. His grasp of our hand
is us hearty as in days of yore. His con
versation is varied and interesting, and his
writing spicy, truthful nnd straight to
the point. Long mav our brother hold
his editorial seat and wield his pen, as he
lias tor lorty years past, in support ot
truth, equity nnd justice.
Mr. S. S. Stokes is his father's assist
ant and local editor and seems one of the
most popular men in town, in other
words he is just as popularas hedesci ves
to be, and we hear that the Presbyterian
church here would come to a standstill,
is far us man can see, il it should lose
At the hospitable house of Mr. Stokes
we are made to feel at home, nnd enjoy
two charming evenings with the ladies,
and partake of a tea which reminds usoi
Auld Lang Syne,
Many agreeable gentlemen greet us in
1'nion, some of whom you know already,
but of course you will enjov hetiring ol
their welfare. Such for instance as Col.
Rice, senior partner of the firm of Rice &
v. olemtin, who are doing an important
work on the canal near Columbia.
Our friend Dr. Rawis shows us around,
and introduces us to General Gist, who
is remembered so pleasantly in lormer
vears lis i constant summer visitor to
Haywood White Sulphur Springs. Tile
general is in very feeble health, but takes
much pleasure in talking over and over
again, the delight of those visits and the
good people whose memories he treas
ures. Hut now we are ascending Tryou
Mountain, Carolina is behind us on.e
more, but indeed she is stretching out
bravely in the race to overtake her Nor
thern sister. We must be up and doing
if we wish to hold ouradvantage. Good
bye. T. W- P.
Mr. W. A. McBath.ofKnoxville, Tenn.,
is stopping at the Battery Park.
Mr. Clinton DcWitt, one of the owners
of the Cumberland Gap hind interest,
has registered tit the Swnunauon.
J. II. McCnrty, of Pennsylvania, the
chief engineer of the quarries on the Van
derbilt estate, is at the Swaunanoa.
Among the prominent men attending
the criminal court is G. S. Ferguson,
Esq., ex-solicitor ot the twelfth district.
Mr. W. R. Sturgeon, who represents
the large firm of Morton, Reed ec Co.,
of Baltimore, is now at the Swannanoa.
Mr. Walter S. Cushman returned home j
on Saturday night alter an absence of'
nearly two months in I'hi clpina and1
other Northern cities. i
Mr. James Gull, jr., of New York, who
has the general overseeing of the work j
now going on upon Vaiulerliilt's prop-j
erty, is at the Swannanoa. i
Mr. Ben Posey, a well known yuini).' ;
lawyer, of Murphy, N. C, left the city j
yesterday. He stopped at the Grand i
Central while in the city.
Mr. Chas. Rawds has Just hung out a i
new sign in the Swannanoa office. He j
has received the Ashevillc agency for the !
Knoxville Fire Insurance company.
Mr. T. H. Ilomar is a guest of
Swaniiai.oa. He isone of the civil engin
eers who assisted the late S. P. Caldwell
in the laving out of the Round Knob
Mr. Jacob Hess and his wile are at the
Battery Park. Mr. Hess is a prominent
Mew York politician, and has a contract
with the city of Boston to fill in the back
bay of t hat city.
's 'It '
Mr. W. S. Gribhel, of New York
the Battery Park. He is employed by
many prominent gas com panics as an ex
pert. A good deal ol work eould be
found lor him in Asiicville.
Mr. Hall is stopping with Mrs. Alice
Key nolds. of this city. lie owns a rub
ber plantation of 370 acres in Central
America. He is thinking of locating it
in Ashevillc. There is need of it now.
Mr. G. M. Mathis. and his bride who
were married on the 7th iust., returned
via the Ashevillc and Sntirtanburir train
hist night, having enjoyed a
charming visit to Charleston, during
gala week, to Columbia at the lair, anil
a stip at Spartanburg.
Mr. David M. Vance, ol the Ashevillc
Democrat, left last night for Fuycitcvillc
in attendance upon the Constitutional
Centennial. He is one of the marshals;
on that grind occasion. We are very
glad he has found it in his power to go.
This section, we tear, will be represented
by verv few besides Mr. Vance.
Mr. Banks, the sprightly cilv editor ol"
the Charlotte Chronicle, visited our sane -
turn vestcrdav. He is a native of Ashe -
ville and is now visiting his friends here.
The sheet, whose local matter he fur -
nishes, is a Very breezy, no-ahead paper.
In the course of his conversation
he told us that the Stiml.iv morn -
inn tram, on which. lie arrived,
No. 2, was delayed at Statesville for
thirty minutes because their engine was
borrowed in order to pull the engine of
the Atlantic, Tennessee and Ohio train
back on the track. The accident was
caused by nn oiwn switch. The snow
was six inches deep lictween Cleveland
nnd Coopers, mid began "bout
5 o'clock in the morning.
I'roicress of Ashevillc
The Wilmington Star, commenting
upon the report recently made in TltK
Citizen ol the increased valuation ol
property in Asheville, and also its in
creased tax receipts, says:
The statement shows not nn increase!
. . . .
.i'.. i,.ili .r tlw. in.-r.-nse
beiiig"mueh greater in the past five than
in the preceding years. The statement
oit ieuixcscouecreo is lurtner cvmc.ee
Ol tlie ijinitt title vuiuiiciou, nic itiiiuuui
collected in 1880 being $0,844.28, while
in 1889 it umotintcd to $45,942.99. In
addition to this, in these ten years about
$240,000 received at different periods lor
thesnleot bonds was expended in im-
provement of streets, water works, sew-
eragennd other municipal improvements,
nll of which shows that the yncen Uty
perity, on which we extend ber our cor-
A DARKEY'S HOI.II.OQl'V.
Surrounded by a bevy of black maids,
he occupied the central positionin Mayor
Hlanton's office. It was a darkey dudt
that held this much-to-be-envied reception
there. I'p and down the floor he strutted,
looking at his silver turnip. The Mayor
was not forthcoming and he was afraid
he would miss his train.
"Kernel, wot time am it, sah, please?
lsegot to ketch that four o'clock train."
"Oh! about five minutes ol four."
"Of cose, if the law compels me not to,
I won't meet it. Deed, sah, I warn't
drunk and I duniio about my cussin'
nohow. But that air electric car mai
am hard up and 1 spose he gets a dollnh
for arrestir' nic and I'll 'low iiinth.it.
I wouldn't cuss no lady no how. I don't
think a gemniun would do no such thing
"Say, Kernel, nini he a comin'?"
"If he gives me fifty dollahs, I'll stay in
the jail but that train am a waitin' fo'
me and it will take fifty dollahs to stop
me. That old street car man sez I'm
guilty and I just guess I must be guilty il
he sez so." And Adolphus Mornin' Glory
pranced around the room with his head
high in the air, while all the girls smiled
and simpered on him and his lair Sus
anna said, "Oh! Adolphus, aru't vtiu
sassy ! My, arn't you alearcd '."
Just then the Mayor entered and Adol
phus subsided while a strainghl ease ol
being drunk and swearing was made oul
against bun. When asked to question
the witness, be said.
"Ask him ? That air street car fellah ?"
But that "air street car fellah" kept
munching his apple, while Adolphus paid
his fine of $3.00 and $1 .50 costs.
'Hold on! There is vour knile." cried
'1 dunno about its being a 'knife. It
ain't got no blades. I call that air a
handle," corrected Adolphus with ex
quisite scorn. With a toss of his head
ami a slight curl of his lip, Adolphus
snatched that "air handle" and skipped
down the stairs, closely followed by his
"twenty lovesick maidens."
The Mayor collected $25.00 and onlv
L. individual pleaded guilty and when
.M,t ;,re you guilty or not guilty." he
smiled vacantly and said, "hie I am
iiuslness Hone and to be Done l'
The criminal court convened at 10 a.
m. yesterday with Judge Moore on the
Ix-nch. The greater part of the day was
taken up with mere routine matter.
The grand jury, who were composed ol
!. i',. it, ....... . i m u.... l:..- r..-
man, J. II. Strndley, T. T. Howell, W. D.
Pearson, Alexander West, L. D. Felniet.
D. H. Webb, J. Ilyder, (J. F. Dillingham.
J. A. Walker, S. F. Stroup, H. N. Alexan
der. L. Y. Israel, William Sluder, and L.
M. Williams, found five true bills, con
sisting of two affrays and three assaults
with deadly weapons. They finished
their work about four o'clock and were
dismissed for tiie rtst of the term.
In the ease of the city versus William
Guti-s the latter lili-.iil lonll e .-nwl liiibr.
; ment was suspended on the payment of
; the costs.
The cases against the following men
were no prossed :
James Mathnffee, Francis Lytic, G. M.
! Hill, Gus Manev, and Henry Ledbetter.
I This is an unusually important term
; on account of the two cases of Berry,
who is charged with killing George Bell,
i and of William Fore, who is charged
i with the murder of Amos Lundsford.
1 The sheriff" has been ordered to summon
a speeiid venire of 175 men in the case of
orr's iiooy recoyf:reii
Only Aliout Fifteen Feet From
Where It Sauk.
The body ol William Orr, the Scotch
man, who was drowned in September
while catching logs at the boom of the
i French Broad Lumber Company, has
1 been recovered. It is rumored that it
was discovered bv several small bovs
w hile playing on the bank of the river.
j The spot where the body was found is
! only fifty feet distant from the place
I where Orr sunk. It is supposed that the
' body was covered with drift and sand,
mm1 that the rapid rise in the stream
owing to the Interims washed this away,
: thus allowing the body to come to the
i snnncc. i oe remains were m nu au
vanced stage ol decomposition when they
were discovered at 3 p. m. on Sunday.
j The coroner, Dr. , D. llilbard, was sent
I for and arrived ut 4 o clock. The body
Was identified bv the clothing and the
u...... w:.imilt a Pstioii of doubt, nnd.
, . . .. , , .
i there was no suspicion ot foul play, a
bttnal permit was given without the
holding oi an inquest, t ne remains were
I interred the same evening at 9 o'clock.
A Yaluable Service.
The State Chronicle has done a useful
nd commendable thing in the republica
tion in its columns of valuable historical
matter, nnd put in the reach of the general
. ,.. ...,: ,u i .,j:i..
rctiuci nun if nub hi (i . - iviiuin
i attainable. It is the republication of
"the Journal of the Convention of the
, state of North Carolina, begun nnd held
at Favettevie on thl. tlird MondaT f
i November. 1789: and also, an account
of the Convention held ut Hillsboro, at
1 hich the constitution was presented for
; rntincalimli an(1 r.jcctcd. Tht
' . ..
publication of the above by Mr. Daniels
1 is an net that ought to be highly ap-
predated, for few editors would so gen-
usly have given up the space required.
j That space is nselully occupied, and we
eeg icsts to xtob ortr maatf .
TIIE FALLEN EMPIRE.
DOM PKDRO AND HIS FAMILY
LEA YE FOR ENGLAND.
No Inetltf utiles offered Them In.
formation Yery Meniere It Is
Claimed that all Imperial Obli
gations Will be Met.
London. November 18 Dispatches re
ceived here this afternoon from Rio Ja
neiro reiterate the statement previously
telegraphed th.it the proclamation of a
republic met with no opposition. The
latest intelligence received at Rio Janeiro
indicated that Holiia and Pernambiico
were in a state of tranquillity. The peo
ple everywhere are somewhat absorbed
in the new order of things politically, so
that business is at a complete standstill.
Thete is said to be considerable mystery
it Rio Janeiro in regard to the departure
of the Kmperor and his family. It is as
serted in some quarters that he has not
yet left the country.
The Duke of Nemours, father of Count
D'lvu, son-in-law ol limn Pedro, the ex
iled Kmperor of Brazil, has telegraphed
to the yueen at Balmoral that the Km
peror and his family embarked at Rio
Janeiro without being subjected to any
The British mail steamer Atrato, from
Montevideo lor Southampton, is due at
Rio laueiro to-morrow, and some be
lieve that the imperial party will take
passage upon that steamer for Europe.
Commercial dispatches are forwarded
from Brazil to foreign countries without
scrutiny or delay. Ail dispatches, how
ever, relating to the political situation,
or giving any information in regard to
the new government:, have to be sub
mitted to a censor. The result of this is
that the only intelligence about the rev
olution which litis reached the outside
world, except the very meagre facts thnt
have got through in commercial tele
grams in cipher, is that which has met
the approval of the government censor
A dispatch has been received at the
Brazilian legation here in London from
Dr. Barboza, minister of finance of the
new government, directing the Brazilian
minister to notify the London Stock Ex
change that all financial engagements en
tered into by the imperial government
will he faithfully observed by the repub
lic. This dispatch, it is thought, will
have a reassuring effect in commercial
auI financial circles.
Banks and private financiers holding
Brazilian bonds have largely refused to
sell. This action has prevented a panic,
Lisiion, November 18. A number of
private telegrams received to-day from
Rio Janeiro di Her as to the name of the
steamer which is conveying Dom Pedro to
this port. They state, however, that
the Kmperor was the object of sympa
thetic demonstrations both on the part
of the people und provisional govern
ment. I XIJF.lt THE HAMMER.
How llotli the (ioods and the Peo
ple were Sold.
"Going! going! gone!" And the auc
tioneer's hammer echoed along the street.
It Wits the sale ol the unclaimed parcels
that had lain in the Southern K. press
office for years. They were all there.
Everybody turned out to try their luck,
and as the street urchin well sting
"Two for a nickel, five for a dime,
One lor u dollar, and sold everv time."
Here is a quietly dressed young man.
Let us see what he buys. Down goes
his dollar and around the corner he slyly
sneaks to gain some spot free from the
unhallowed gaze of scoffers. OlT goes
the lid ami there before his eyes, which
fairly start from their sockets in horror,
lie "How to Play Poker," "Tricks With
Cards," and a bottle of cod liver oil to
stomach it all.
But tiiere goes another with a five dol
lar prize. What is it ? Only a last year's
Here Mr. Lance thinks he will try too.
Il takes one dollar and a quarter to
secure a long delayed box that had ice in
it, and his hopes have vanished in water.
Here is a box with Wanamakcr'sstamp
on it. Now is your chance, and a V
planked quickly down secures two sec
ond baud shirts.
But don't be alarmed. See that box
with "C. 0. D. $5" marked on it. You
are too late; a well known livery man
has got it. Ninety cents for what ? Pain
plets on Protection versus Free Trade.
Wasted, you say ? Not nt nil. Who
knows but he may be a congressman
some day ?
But don't block the way. Let those
boxes go by. Where are they going?
Let's move along with the crowd und see
the fun. Well, I declare! If they are not
going into Grant's drug store. Ha! ha!
Just look at the patent medicines.
"Hello, Gran ! Here is a bargain. I paid
eight dollars fer them, nnd I will let you
have them for a slight raise." Don'tyou
know him ? Why, that is that same pro
prietor of a livery stable we saw before.
He has bought about thirty packages
for speculation. I wonder what Grant
will say. "Oh, I don't want any of that
stuff. I can't use it." Crestfallen and
dejected, our speculator turned away.
But his disgust for his purchase was too
much for him, and he slammed his burden
on the floor, saying in despairing tones,
"For God's sake, take it and credit me
with two dollars."
So the fun ran fast and high until all
the one hundred and seventy packages
had been disposed of. And we, alas!
were sold, too, for a man drew one prize
of two dozen Ixittles of beer and wecan't
find out where he lives.
Without going into scientific definition
of this health-giving principle existing in
the atmospliere, it isa fact wll recognized
by physicians that where it exists abun- .
duntly, a healthful climate is assured.
Thus the invigorating nature of country
air, or that of the mountains or of the
seaside, is thought to be Juc to the
abundant existence of this ozone or modi
fied oxygen. In a report made to us last
night by Dr. Karl von Ruck of the
weather of yesterday", his observations
demonstrated the existence of 80 per
l?crt of osoat cm uf fosribk loo,