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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1889.
A MANIFESTO BY THE NEW,
ROOD II VK FROM THE OLD.
Security to Life, Properly, mid
OltllKntloiiH Promised Dom Pe
dro Expresses Great Love for
HI Late F.tnplre.
RioJaneiko, (via Galveston I Novem
ber 19. 1 lit' manifesto of the republican
government ot Brazil is as follows:
Follow Citizens: The people, tliearmy
mid the navy and the provinces have
now decreed the fall of the imperial dy
nasty and the suppression of the mon
archical system. This patriotic resolu
tion has been followed by the formation
of u provisional government whose first
mission is to guarantee order, liberty and
the rights of the citizens. The formation
of thin government, until a definite gov
ernment has been named, has been made
with full regard to the most competent
material. The government is simply com
pulsed of temporary agents who will gov
ern and maintain peace, libertv, fraternity
and order. The attributes and extraor
dinary faculties invested are for the de
fence and integrity of the country and
the preservation of public order. The
provisional government promises to use
all means in its power to guarantee se
curity of lilc and property to all inhabi
tants of Brazil, native and foreign, and
respect for individual political opinions,
excepting modifications necessary fur the
the gmri of the country, army and navy
the ordinary functions of tiie depart
ment ol justice, civil and military admin
istrations, will continue under their ex
isting orgauizaiious, and respect for
those holding positions will lie main
tained. The senate and Stale council an
abolished, and the chainlier of deputies
is dissolved. The provisional govern
ment recognizes and acknowledges all
national compromises under the late
government, and all agreements with
foreign powers. The public debts, inter
nal and external, will be resicctcri. Also
all existing contracts and obligations
(Signed! Deoiioko FoNSKCA,
Chief of Provisional Government.
Kinperor Dom I'edro made the follow
ing reply to the communication of the
new government informing hiin of his
In view of the address handed me on
the 17th instant, at three o'clock p.m.,
I resolved to submit to the command ol
circumstances and to leave with nil my
family for Europe to morrow
Leaving this beloved country, which 1
have tried to give a firm testimony of
my affectionate love and my devotion
during nearly a half century as chief of
state, I will always have a kindly re
membrance of Brazil and hoies (or its
1). IKIKO d'Al.CAVI'AKA,
To the Provisional Government.
Adhesion to the new order of things
continues. Candido Oiivera is still a
prisoner. The King of Portugal has
offered Emperor Dom Pedro the use of
his palace at Lisbon.
The funeral ceremony in honor ol King
l.uis has been postponed.
Scnor Campos Salles, the new minister
of justice, who has licen absent, has ar
rived in this city. He was received with
The provisional government delivered
to the Emperor a draft for 5011 cantos
to enable him to live well and independ
ently of the donation already mentioned.
The minister of justice has taken pos
session of his department, having de
clared before the president and ministers
of the supreme tribunal his adhesion to
the new order of things. Like declara
tions have lieen made by all generals and
The National guard and most of the
prominent public men in all the provinces
are in accord with the present course of
The Bourse continues animated, ex
change 27 V.
Will Move to Asheville.
Murphy Bulletin : We regret if) learn
that Mis'. W. C. Troy will soon give up
charge of Oakland Park hotel at Valid-;
town and move to Ashevillc, on ncioiitil '
uf the transfer of Maj. Troy from tliej
Murphy branch of the Western Norm
Carolina road I ) the Warm Sprinus :
branch, which change places Maj. Troy j
so far from Valleytown thai he would i
seldom be able to visit home. Mrs. Troy I
and her interesting family have won
ninny friends during their residence here'
who will lie sorry to have them move
from the locality.
KliiitlUN ol Labor. !
Atlanta, Xovemlier HI. The morning j
sessiim of the Knights of L :bor, was de-1
voted to the discussion of the eight hour
Uestion. Resolutions were adopted to;
the effect that the mattei of short hours
should be regulated by demand. Tin i
effect of this is to leave it with local as
semblies to get ns short hours as is con-1
sistent with different kinds of work. I
The (ieneral Assembly fuvors a gradual
reduction of time, but is opposed to any
A Disabled Bleamer.
Ciiaki.kston, S. C, November 19 The
British steamer Aimsrinle from Galves
ton November 11, for Liverpool, was
8pokenoff this port to-day with the Brit
ish steamer Bengorehend, disabled, in
tow. The latter had sailed from Bruns
wick cotton laden. She broke her shaft
300 miles enst of Charleston, and is be
ing towed to Savannah.
Mr. Davis' Condition.
New Orleans, November 19. Last
night lefferson Davis suffered considera
bly from fever, but towards morning his
condition became normal, This is the
first time since his removal to this city
that the patient has been absolutely free
from fever. He is, however, extremely
Cotton Crop Estimate.
New York, November 19. A dispatch
to the Cotton Exchange to-day from
Columbia slates that this year's esti
mated cotton crop up to October 1 was
739.998 bales, ugainst 558,642 bales up
thr same time inst year.
Social Democrats on Trial,
Bf.ki.in, Novemlier 19. Ninety-one so-j
cial democrats are on trial at Ellierteld
tor belonging to a secret society. Among
them are four deputies.
The weather To-Day,
Washington, November 19. Indica
tions tor North Carolina Fuir: station
ary temperature, except warmer in
western portion ; southwesterly winds.
There was a serious strike yeBterday
by the car drivers and conductors in
Brooklyn, because of the discharge of
some K"nighU of Labor. No trouble has
occurred as vet.
After the Boodlers Navy Yard at
Washington, I). C November 19.
The civil service commission, it is under
stood, has laid" before the President its
findings and recomim-ndntinnsin the ease
of offenders of the Old Dominion republi
can league of Virginia who are charged
with sending to the government em
ployes resident in Virginia, just prior to
the late election and in violation of the
civil service law, circular letters soliciting
contributions for campaign purposes.
While the commissioners are reticent on
the subject, it is believed that the com
mission is confident of having made out
a prima facie case against the accused,
and they have recommended to the Pres
ident their prosecution. The circular, it
is understood, was signed by C. A. New
ton, president, and Brook E. Smith, sec
retary. I'pon the letterhead npiiearul
the printed names of the officers, some of
whom are now in the employ of the gov
ernment. What action the President
will take, if any, is not yet known.
The commission appointed hv Secre
tary Whitney last January, pursuant to
an act of congress, "to report as to the
most desirable location on or near the
coast of the Gulf of Mexico and the South
Atlantic coast for navy yards and dry
docks," has made its report to Secretary
Tracy. The commission visited and ex
amined the following sites, the advan
tages anil disadvantages of which are
set forth in detail: Port Royal, S. C; Sa
vannah, Brunswick, Sapelo sound, Ga. ;
Key West, Tampa bay, I'ens.icola bay,
Fin.; Mobile bay and Mount Vernon,
Ma.: Biloxi. Miss.; New Orle ins. La. The
conclusion of the commission is as fol
lows: "After carefully weighing nil the
advantages ami disadvantages!)! Algiers
as a site for a naval station, the commis
sion is of the opinion that, whilethcspoi
is not nu ideal one, no other place on the
gulf compares with it in tin- advantages
offered, and that the advantages are so
many and so great and outweigh the
disadvantages to such an extent that the
commission has no hesitation in recom
mending the location of a navy yard ami
dry docks at the present government
reservation at Algiers, La."
The site selected is situated opposite
the lower end of New Orleans, anil em
braces the government reservation, 384
feet front on rhe river by 2.880 feet deep
Additional ground would have tube pur
chased, hut this, the commission says,
can lie purchased at reasonable prices.
The dry dock here, it is estimated, will
cost $840,000 and require three years for
its construction. As to Port Royal, the
commission recommends the establish
ment of a dry dock, a depot of nnva!
supplies and ii coaling station on Mare's
island, the site of the present naval sta
tion. An estimate accompanying the re
port fixes the cost of a timber dry dock:
similar to those now building forthe gov
ernment at $020,0(10, to be completed in
Held la Tlielr Contract.
Washington, November 19. Secretary
Windom has sustained Treasurer Huston
in his controversy with the 1'iiilcd States
Express Company in regard to trans
portation of government moneys issued
to meet business wants by the decision
made this afternoon, that, under its con
tract with the department, the express
company is cimqicllcd to receive and
transmit, at contract rates, any and all
money tendered by the United States
Trensurcr in his official capacity.
Tenants' Leagrue Convention.
Dfiu.iN, November 19. The Tenants'
Defense League Convention was held at
Trobc to-day. One thousand delegates
were present, including n number ol
prominent Parnclliles. Great enthusi
asm prevailed. Messrs. O'Reilly and At
kinson, of the Irish National League of
America, received an ovation at a regu
lar meeting of the National League in
Dubiin to-day. They will be tendered a
public dinner on Thursdnv.
I'oktlanii, Oregon, November 19.
Bv common consent., one of the I'liilcii
States senators to be elected is u warded
to the east and one to the west division
of the Slate ol Washington. On a ballot
for the east side senator tile vote in the
House to-day stood : John B. Allen 40.
George Gurncr 14. T. II. Breiitscl 8,
Charles S Voorliees 8. In the senate the
vote stood : Alien 20, Turner 6.
Report of the II. & O. Railroad.
Hai.timouk, November 18. The sixty
third annual report ol the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad Company for the fiscal
vear ended September U0, 1HS9, shows
"that the gross earnings of 1889 were
$21,303,001. an increase over 1SS8 of
$99,510. Expenses ill 1889 were $14.
810,844, an increase-over 1888 of $610,
283. Net earnings in 1889 were $0,492,
150, an increase over 1888 of $339,227.
Washington, Novemlier 19 $1208. loo
four and a half per cents were ac
cepted by the treasury to-day.
Fire Alarm Telegraph Accepted.
The committee, consisting of Mayor
Blnnton,. Mr. Pulliam anil Mr. Fitzpat
rick, which was appointed to decide on the
question, whether the general fire alarm
telegraph system should be used in the
city or not, have come to a decision.
They met at the Asheville National Bank
at 10 o'clock yesterday morning and
made a contract with Mr. Clark, the
representativeof the Gamewell Company.
According to the agreement then re
corded, the fire alarm telegraph shall be
up nnd ready for use within two months
after the date of the contract, It shall
cost the city $3,460, and shall be paid in
the following instalments. $460 on the
date of its acceptance, $1,000 in one
year, with six per cent, interest, $1,000
in two years, with six per cent, interest,
and the remaining $1,000 in three years,
with six per cent.irterest. Also, a clause
was inserted, guaranteeing the system
for the term of five years. As before
stated in The Citizen, the non-inter
ference signal boxes will be used; the
wires will be of the best, hard drawn in
sulated copper, and everything will be of'
the finest workmanship.
Yesterday morning the snow reieated
itself, falling so thickly as to cover the
ground and housetops. It fell somewhat
thicklv nearly all dav. but it all disno-
peered from the ground before night, ex-1
cept from the mountains to the west of j
us, where it still hangs out the sign of!
WHAT MIGHT Hi: TERMED A
VERY SWIFT WITNESS.
A Newspaper Reporter iyH That
Another Reporter and Himself
Put Mood on the Cotton and Put
It III the Chinks for Fun.
Chicago. November 19. The first wit
ness in the Crouin trial to-day was Po
liceman Redmond McDonald. lie testi
fied that he saw Dan Coughliu
at Kn.st Chicago avenue station be
tween 8.45 and 9 o'clock on the night of
On cross examination the witness fixed
the time at 9 to 9.15 o'cloci,. On cross
examination the fact was developed that
the witness was a mc.nber of Camp 20
Clan-na-Gacl. On cross examination the
witne s was askei! :
"When did you first learn that Dan
Coughlin's name was connected wii h the
horse that drove Dr. Cronin away ?"
"1 think about a week after, when
they first got to writing it in the news
papers." "Now, in what paper did you read
about Coughliu being connected with the
horse and buggy ?"
"I do not know."
"Was that before the body was
"Now, do you not remember that it is
fact that Coughlin's name was never
connected with that in any manner
whatever until the ''5th of May, three
days alter the discovery of Cronin's
hody ?" Sensation. I
I Hesitatingly I "It was w ritten in the
papers about him in connection with the
rig from Dinan's."
William Mullacy was the next witness,
lie testified that he had known O'Sulli
van since April 4. He was not a member
of the Clun-na-Guel. The witness testi
fied that that he had heard a conversa
tion between oid man Carlson andO'Sul
li van about the tena ins oft he Carlson cot
tage. The old man testified that O'Sul
livnn said he knew them, and that they
were all right.
This witness testified that O'Sullivan
said he knew none of them.
On cross examination the witness said
O'Suliivan was not out of the house after
snpKT, and thai he went to bed about
9 o'clock. Tlie men who were out came
in nt jibout 10 or 1O.30 o'clock.
The Stale's attorney endeavored to
elicit from the witness the statement
that, in his evidence before the coroner's
jury, lie had stated that he ilid not hear
tht' conversation between O'Sullivan and
the cider Carlson, lint the witness per
sisted that he never so testified.
Then the cross examination took a
somewhat sensational turn, the evident
intenti n being to direct suspicion to
wards i lie witness as tile man who drove
the white horse whiclulrew Dr. Cronin to
his death. The witness, however, denied
that he had even worn a beard similar to
that of the man who was identified as
having driven the buggy.
Thomas Whnltu, cousin of Patrick
O'Sullivan, lived at his house. He testi
fied thai O'Sullivan, at about 9.15, Sat
urday, May 5, went to bed.
"W as there anything to call your at
tention to that '!" nsfced the lawyer.
"My litile girl halloed at them. Slit
was in n rocking chair, and he came back
and kissed my little girl. I went to bed
about half an hour alter O'Sullivan."
The witness was then subjected to a
long cross examination, after which the
W. Glenn, nrcportcrforthc Inter-Occ.in,
testified that one week alter the murder,
Mrs. Conklin told hiin that the white
horse brought to her door bom Dinau's
livery stable, in no way resembled the
horse behind, which Dr. Cronin rode on
the latal night.
lid ward Jones, a reporter on the Daily
News, testified that he went to the
Carlson cottage several days after the
discovery of Cronin's body. He went in
company with another reporter. A
st. irv had been told that morning inn
vague way about the Cailson cottage,
and as a Joke on the way there, they got
sonic cotton batting and a piece of liver,
the blood from which they smeared upon
the cotton. They went into the cellar
and put some of the blood stained bat
ting in the""chinks in the ceiling, and
some in rat holes in the floor. The wit
ness denied that he had put it there to
furnish material for a sensation in liisj
On cross examination, the witness i
said, neither he nor the other reporter
put any of their blood stained batting in
the cottage up stairs.
Jacob Schiicr, the trunk maker, testi
fied that the trunk which is supposed to
have contained Dr. Cronin's body was
made in his factory. It was, he said,
a common kind of a trunk which has
been on the market for years, and is sold
to dealers indiscriminately. The lock was
of the kind which he was in the habit of
buying by the hundred dozen. It had
been on the market eighteen or nineteen
years nt least.
Patrick Brcman, an employe of O'Sul
livan, elaborated further the ice man's
On cross-examination the fact was
brought out that the lawyers for tin
defence got a lot of their witnesses to
gether at O'Sullivan 's house last Sunday
and went over their testimony in the
presence of the entire company.
The court then adjourned till to-mor-lovv.
Mrs. Conklin this afternoon saw wit
ness Mclcohy, but failed to identify him
as the man who drove the white horse.
Creditable to Asheville.
We publish with real pleasure the fol
lowing from the News-Observer of the
19th. Both of the young men are North
Carolinians, one from the Enst, one from
the West, both emulating each other in
carrying the flag of their State's honor.
Honor to both of them. Of course our
sympathies are with our peculiar repre
sentative, Roliert P. Johnston, and we
know we express a general sentiment
when we are proud of him. May he and 1
his gallant peer continue through the;
course before them with the same bril-!
hnncy that has distinguished their be-1
George P. Howell, of Goldsboro, and I
Robert P. lohnstou, of AsneviHe, late of!
our I'niversity are, we are glad to learn,
near the head of their class nt West I
Point. Both have good prosiiects ot
coming ont among the first five, and j
Howell of being No. 1. It is very rare i
that two from the same State should !
take such high marks. The grading is
exceedingly rigid and such extraordinary
proficiency shows, not only rare talent i
and industry, but excellent previous .
I nd industry.
A lot containing 59 acres has been sold
by Mr. C. M. McLoi'd and Mr. D. L.
Reynolds to Mr. l. D. Sultle for $3,500.
GIvM HAI. CITY NEWS.
Marriage licences were issued to Mr.
J. L. Long and Miss Louise McElrenth,
of this county, and Mr. W. A. Wilson, of
Madison county, and Miss R. A. Jenkins,
of Buncombe county.
A wagon, belonging to the Asheville
Ice and Coal company broke down under
its load of coal on Main street yesterday
afternoon. Is this a sign that the coal-d
season has commenced ?
The meeting of the Free Kindergarten
and Children's Aid Society will be held
this afternoon at 3.30 o'clock, at the
VV. C. T. l rooms over Smith's drug
store. Do not fail to be present.
More commercial men have been regis
tered at theSwanminonth.in ever before.
They appreciate the. "' tii s it affords
them in directness of communication
with the different business houses of the
Alliance meetings will be held at
Turkey Creek brick church, Friday, No
vember 22; Sandy Mush, Saturday,
November 23; Big Ivy, Friday Novem
ber, 27, and at Flat Creek, Saturday,
Gen. Robert B. Vance will address tin
public on the subject of the Farmers'
Alliance at Burnsville Saturday, Decem
ber 7th, Thursday, December 12 at
Sleevah, Graham county, and Friday,
December 13 at Kohliinsville.
There was quite a rumpus in one of the
warehouses Monday night about 11
o'clock. After the smoke of battle had
cleared a vay, it was loinid that Louis
Fish had a battered jaw. He told the
police that he went out to Iced his steers
and was kicked by a imiic. But all will
agree that this looks like a fish story.
The darkey had a good time ol'it on
Monday night. Oiiilc a number ol tin m
coiigiegated in the square and, inspired
by a little com liquor, proclaimed their
want of fear for the police. One of them
was too full for utterance and leaned
caressingly against an electric light poll
and wept copiously, ever repeating tlu
refrain, "G'wav George. I aru't afered ol
the p'lecc, hie but I nrn't gwinc to git
in the calaboose nohow."
The morning tram due yesterday morn
ing at 7.40 did nol make its appearand
during the day; and the 4.36 p. m. train
was two hours late. The splendid con
dition of the roads from Dam ille to Ashe
villc, nil the way, forbids the suggestion
ol any delay on them or any part or
them. The delays occur beyond Danville,
and the Midland road, from there to
Washington City, whether rightly or
otherwise, is made the scapegoat. The
trains of our system generously wait at
Danville, so that belated passengers from
beyond need not be deprived of all hope.
But delays arc now so much tiie rule
rather than the exception, that they are
becoming tiresomcly monotonous.
Mr. C. S. Preston, ot Commercial Ga
zette fame, is stopping at the Swanu.i
noa. Mr. J. C. Lavelle, of Washington, hid.,
is at the Grand Central. lie has brought
an invalid brother with him.
The lion. K. Klias, of Fran!. liu, and
Mr. Frank Loughran, the proprietor of
Hiekorv Inn. are at the Swannnuoa.
Mr. W. Kerby. who reiiresents the
house of Thaxton it Watkins. of Rich
mond, Ya., has registered al the Grand
Mr. J. P. Patton and son, of Flctchcrr,
who sold property to the value of SS7.
500.00 to Vanderbill, are at the Grand
Among the guets at theSwannanoa is
Mr. Cliff Humphries, who represents the
branch house of the Goodyear Ruliliti
Company, in Atlanta, Gn.
Bishop Lyman will be in Asheville next
Sunday, the 24th instant, and will ad
minister the apostolic rite of confirma
tion to persons prepared and desirous ol
.Miss Thome, daughter of Mr. W. F.
Thome, of Cincinnati, is at the Battery
Park. She is one of the lenders of the
gay set at the hotel, and a prime mover
in all projects which promise to afford
amusement and entertainment.
Mr. Smith, a coiilrne'or of this city,
who has made quite a number of con
tracts for furnishing stone work for the
buttresses of bridges, and who recently
furnished the stonework for the Christian
church, has lieen engaged by Mr. J. Gall,
jr., to superintend the work on the
The Hon. Richard Crocker, a well
known Tammany lender, is enjoying a
visit to Hickory Inn. He is nn enthusi
astic sportsman and is seen almost every
duy with hisgun on his shoulder waiting
for the quail to materialize. Mr. K. S.
Stokes, the proprietor of the Hoffman
House, and a party of friends are with
A New Firm.
The Asheville Dry Goods Company,
has recently lieen organized in the city
and has bought out thestockof Mr. W. H.
Lea, and will continue the businessat his
old stand No. 17 North Main street. The
business will be under the able manage
ment of Mr. J. O. Howell whose long
familiarity with the business ensures its
success. Mr. Howell has just returned
from the North where he has been
purchasing a new stock of goods, which
are arriving daily.
Mt. Hermon Lodge. No. 48, A. F. and
A. M. will meet in their hall this evening
(20th instant,) at 7.30 o'clock, sharp,
to confer the second degree. Members
notified nnd visitors fraternally invited.
WILSON'S OWN AC
OF THE SEARCH.
He Appears for the First Time in
Priut.and Ivstalllhiei His Claim
ns the Hero nf the: IiilereHtiwc
and Tragic Occasion.
We publish the following authentic ac
count of the search for and finding of
the body of thcdistingiiishe l Prof. Elisha
Mitchell who perished in June, 1 857, while
engaged in scientific investigation. The
disappearance of so distinguished a man
under such eircumstuiici aroused an in
tensity of interest that hat never had n
parallel in mountain history. That in
terest is still warmly alive, and tht mei-
lenls of the loss, searel' and finding arc
still topics of conversation among those
who participated in the incmorahle
events. We are fortunate m haviiiglrom
the pen of Big Tom Wilson hiiuseil, the
hiet figure in the sad incidents, expressed
in his o wn strong, homely way. It is no
disparagement to him that we priseul
.he ni.rrutivc as he wrote it, verbatim ct
literatim. He will appreciate the fact
ihat we do so, without the attempt to
polish him into the scholar familiar with
literary woi k. For good reasons, we
omit n portion of the narrative, which is
tartly peisonal. Citizen.
On the Night prior to the Discovery of
the Body I Staved .'it the cabliin near the
top of Mitehcls high peak on the Black
Mm in Co witii A. H. Ailiu lames Alhu
W. 11. Austin & W. 11. McMahnn Wi
Ate our breakfast at Dav break consist
ing of Some Beef ami Biscuit ami look
enough along lor our dinner and Started
olf in the direction that We Supposed Dr
.Mitehel woulil have gnu I mm the top oi
the peak to my house and had only gon
Soni 2 or 3 bundled yards When Mr A.
D. Alliu Said, Come here Big Tom 1 be
lieve I have found his track, calling all
the party together We followed the im
pressions in the moss reseuibleiiig thi
fool prints of a man Some 20ilyards am)
found the marks of a -Shoe heel on u
small balsam root and was Satisfied then
that we vvcr on the track As we could
Sec the print of the tracks on the root
then wc held a hurried consultation and
igread to return and back track to
where he had left the top ol I he m til and
ivc the whole loree Notice ol our success
Ioing so and finding a coiupl le track
under a fallen Balsam which lormcd a
Shclhr for the foot print in the Soft loos
trlli lieuc.ith then we was at the Bun
combe trail and agreed to Siud Austin
and MeMahan along yaney trail. 1 he
two Allins and I going the Buncombe
trail or road Some distance past the
yaney roail perhaps a quarter of a mile
in the Bucoinlic road ami mere met Mr.
U'. Stailup and not on the rout to canev
i;iver us Stated bv Mr. . informing
them at once ol our Discovery and ex
pressing our tlesiie to Lei M--. Step and
his pnrty know all agreed to return to
nnd follow t he Tracks ol the lost mnn
thu Big Tom o ver nuksose to spread the
g-ood tiding Whooped long and loud
inukcing the mountain wring lor miles
iwnv with the eeoe ot his bicntoiious
voice then rctraeeing our Stepps the New
recruits consisting ol Mr. Wcstall Robert
Patton and a voting Mr. Btirgiu accom
panying us we proceeded to the tracks
out then without hesitation or delay
traced the tracks to the heel print on
the rock thence we must follow the dim
foot prints of the lone man after the laps
it 10 (lavs Big lorn Said come gentlemen
it is dinner time we then took dinner and
resumed the Search sending two men
hack to the top to let all the loree know
vizcalvin Patton and young Burgiu, Big
I om leads I lie way and Said com on
hoys here lies went Mr. Bob Patton said
iw can vou say here lies went when we
could not truck a horse here for the lau-
I! Come Said Tom and 1 will show
you how at The Same tim pulling off" a
branch of Laurel Said do vou see the top
il the leaf is dark green and the under
side is white looks now 1 can see tin-
white side of the leaf up turned lor 20
vds go ahead Said Patton vou are better
than any old hound that ever Jump-
Mi on a track So 1 did goe a head
mlv looseing the track one time then it
was found by Bob patton ami all stood
stock still and called tiie old hound Big
font and set Inm on lac track as you
would your fox hound Tom leading the
way down lo the creek the party ail
.Tossed to the north side of the ercck but
Big Tom who went down in the crcei:
iliserving the marks of his shoe hcil
tacks on the soiliii rocks as the onlv sign
ir trace of the lost man thong Big Toms
keen eye did not nnsiak and calling out
lo his conirails said there is a high fall in
he creek pist belo and I would not be
urptistd if he is found right .there So
coining lo the top ol the tall and looking
loon could not see into tile dark water
below for the spray and agitation of the
tailing water going then to the rinht anil
not on the left a slated bv Mr. W. an l
still ahead of tnc parly on the North side
of the pool IkIow could not see the water
lor the over hanging rock Detween inl
and the pool climbing round to the creek
lielow walked out on a log and saw tue
hat on the other end of the log on which
I was standing calling to my eoniruds
got no answer waiting lor a moment
.-ailed again and thev answered and 1
said I vc found the hat com and see they
then came to the top of the over hanging
rock on the north side Irom where the
pooll in which the dead body lay could
not be seen much less the body but thev
could see the hat it lieeing on the south
side ol the creek and upon a log about
one foot above the water I then went to
the south side of the creek and up the
same some 25 yds and from that point
could sec distinctly the yellow form of a
man in the pool and called out Ivc found
him come and sec poor old fellow here be
lays some one said have you found him
yes saiil Tom come over! here he is they
then went down to the log 25 vds lielow
and crossed where I did and came up to
me and said ves lliats him Bob Patton
said let us not iake u false alarm we
will get a pole and touch hiin then Big
Tom took bis knife and cut a long Pe
ruvian cherry pole and touched the body
and gave the pole to Me. patton and he
Inched the bodv also and said yes thats
the body now said Tom I must sec where
he fell from so going to the top of the
fall again discovered the marks of the
feet and hands of the ill fated professor
at the too of the rock wher he had slid
down the rock for 40 ft and then tell clear
15 ft nnd the pool was 15 ft deep; these
are the facts in the case as stated by Big
Tom nnd corroborated bv A. D. & James
Allin. Written by ' Bio Tom.
Cortland Brothers, Patton avenue,
offer some valuable proierty for sale in
the advertising columns of The Citizen
THAT SAME COON.
. Adolphus Again the Victim of the
The first thing that struck the rc
! portorial eye, when he entered the
Mayer's court yesterday morning, was
that same Adolphus, who wanted tocateh
I tnc train so badly the day before. There
i he stood behind the bar, large as life,
I decked out ill a brown flannel shirt and a
white necktie, which was trying very
! hard to acquire the same color and with
pretty lair success. The same bevy ot
black maids surrounded him, only they
were acuscrs instead of sympathizers as
, on t,lt. ,nv ,dur(. Tlc sex ure V(.rv
fickle, Adolphus. You see Adolphus had
suciinibed to the temptations of a party
and hadjsluid over for it. It was a bad
slroke of policy for Adolphus when lit
did this. He had already won her
affections nnd it was a good time foi
him to go away. But he didn't. And
here lie is charged with striking her, and
with many a sigh and tear, he tells tht
Mayor about that bad sweetheart of his.
"Yes, Sah ! 1 war some skeercd. Deed
I was frightened right smart. We wai
all about our folishucss teaziu' him about
being locked up and the fust thing )
knew he struck me. He skeered me fo'
I never had no man strike mc befo1.
Here poor Mattie broke off' her testi
mony and wept aloud, as she thought ol
how that wicked Adolphus had treated
her. But when Adolphus was fined ten
dollars and costs, Mattie dried her tears,
smiled sweetly on him, fished twodollars
from her pockclbook and gave it to him.
Three more crisp one dollar bills were
produced by Adolphus and then, with a
melancholy sigh he took off' his watch
and chain, and deposited it with the fivt
dollars on the table. The security was
taken and Adolphus was released. Hut
the Mayor examined the watch carefulh
after his departure laid it down with a
doubtful look in his eye.
"It will push us pretty hard to get
$(i for that, won't it, Mayor ?"
"es," regretfully answered the latter,
"it will, unless we swop it."
One hour after this scene took place,
Adolphus was seen sailing down tlu
street with the s.'imcebonv damsels in his
wake. All were in high feather, chatting
and laughing as if nothing had happened.
Ahem! Who ever could tell what a wo
man would do next ?
CRIMINAL COl MT.
Ilunlness Transacted Yesterday
Fore Murder Trial To-Day.
The court resumed its sittingyesterday
morning at lo o'clock. In the case ol
Horner Slite and Baily the jury returned
the veidict of guilty and a fine of $2."
and costs was imposed.
1 he first ease in the morning was that
of Elihu Britt, Wiley Foster, John Hall
and Wash Cngle. They were charged
with obstructing and altering the road
which leads from the iron bridge, across
the French Broad river, to the mouth ol
Smith's mill creek. The indictment
against these men was grounded on tht
accusation that they threw great quan
tities of dirt and stones into the road
from what is known as Graham's quarry.
The jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
The following pleaded guilty and judg
ment was suspended on payment of cost.
Lcnesa Davison, Joseph King, Abe Davi
son, and John Gnrlingson.
The chief interest of the day was the
trial of Mart Honcycutt on the charge of
having entered the store of ) P. Ledhet
ter & Co., about twelve miles distant
from Asheville, on August 5th nnd hav
ing stolen a quantity of general merchan
dise. Suspicion was directed ttiwards
him on account of the tracks, which lead
from the store, In-ing traced to within a
short distance of his boarding house.
Also a number of the articles, which were
stolen, were claimed to have lieen found
on his person. The defense bused its
case on the fact that the testimony of
several witnesses tended to establish nn
alibi and also that Mart had shown the
goods found on him to several persons,
previous to ihc lime of the robbery. At
1 1 o'clock last uighl the case was still
The trial of William Fore liegins this
morning and the sheriff has summoned a
special venire of a hundred men to report
to-day at 10 a. m.
We were indebted last night to Mr.
II Hardwick, for the fact that the court
adjourned at fifteen minutes lieforetwelve
o'clock, and that the jury was still out
in the case of the State vs. Honeycutt,
and had not agreed on a verdict.
Talc and Marble In Cherokee.
The Murphy Advance of the 15th
speaking of the operations of the Kim-
sey Company in Cherokee county, says:
Madam Rumor has it that the talc
works lormerly operated by the Atlanta
Mercantile Company, will change hands
shortly, and work again Iw resumed
Should this prove a fact, together with
the Kimsey Company's works in success
ful operation, our settlement will enjoy a
real five oooin.
The Kimsey Company have not yet
erected their mammoth derrick pole, but
will do so ns soon ns another engine and
machinery nrrives. ihc marble so lar
taken out by this company is of a very
superior quality, and they are no doubt
pleased with the tut ure outlook.
Two buildings have recently been
erected here, in the structure of which
marble enters with fine external effect. It
is Georgia marble. The result is so pleas-
iug-that such use will largely increase.
We impatiently await the time when
Cherokee marble, quite as fine, if not
really better, will displace all others. Let
the Kimsey Co-npany look in this direc
tion, and make use of the railroad as
soon as it is finished.
The first story of thenewelectriclower
in court square was erected yesterday
WHAT HIS AGENT, MR. GALL,
HAS TO SAY'.
The Palace Will Not be ReKun
Before Sprlnic Stables Now Be.
I n if Hullt o Raise Good
Beef Other Items.
The work on the Vanderbilt estate is
moving on slowly but surely. Mr. J.
"iall,jr., who has the general oversight
)f the improvements, and has been stop
ping for a week at the Swannanoa, was
interviewed by a reporter of The Citi
zen last night. He is a bright, energetic
man, and seemed thoroughly capable of
pushing through the great work which
he has undertaken. He told very many
interesting facts concerning the progress
of the work, which we append below :
"I should be very happy to give you
iny information I have, but the work is
at Jreseiit in a very tentative state. It
has just been gotten under way and but
little has been done. The information
which was published in the New York
papers, especiully the Tribune, was re
markably accurate. The matter had
lieen kept very close until then, and it
was a surprise to us all when it appeared
in the columns of the newspapers. The
house, ns then stated, will he three hun
dred feet long, and the superstructure
will be of Indiana limestone. If you have
been in New York lately, perhaps you
have noticed the new building being
ereeted on the corner of Broadway and
Fourteenth street. It is the same stone
that has been used in the construc
tion of that building, and is of a beauti
ful fawn color. The foundations will be
made of the stone takeu out of Mr. Yan
lerbilt's own quarries. Also the mate
rial for the walls of the esplanade or
plateau, on which the house will be
built, will be obtained from the same
luarries. These walls will be forty feet
high in some places, and the esplanade
will extend some five or six hundred feet
in either direction, presenting the point
of the diamond shaped plateau to the
French Broad. The palace, which is to
lie built on this plateau, will not be be
gun until next spring. Then excavations
ire to be begun and the foundations
"Mr. Fred Law Olmstead, who has
.barge of the landscape gardening, is the
best man in his profession. He lives at
Brooklyn, Mass., which is one of the su
burbs of Boston. He has a gieat deal of
experience in this work, and has hud
charge nt laying out tin- irr:mds of Cen
tral Pari . Prospect Phi k, and the large
parks in Chicago and Rochester.
"You may nave iioiVlu the two i-..
ers which have been erected on the site of
the house. Thcc ivj'j--t the height of
the first story of the building, and by
means of these wc can see what the view
will be from the house itself, and do our
grading accordingly. All the forests
which have lieen cut down will lie re
stored under the direction of Mr. Doug
lass. The trees, which will be planted,
will be evergreens of various kinds,
mostly white pines. The idea is to afford
a pleasant winter view. Of course we
intend ultimately to have a nursery of
our own, from which we can supply the
trees needed on the estate.
"How many men have wc at work at
present ? I should say about sixty. But
we intend to greatly increase our force
during the coining week. The roads are
in miserable condition, and we need a
great many more teams. You see, we in
tend to start work on the foundations of
a scries of stables for our cattle on next
Monday. How many? Well, that can
not be stated accurately now. But I
should say at least three. They will 1 e
located against the side of the hill. Ti e
dimensions will be 80x30 feet, and the
stone used in the foundations will be
taken from our own quarries. They will
be arranged according to the latest sani-
iry ideas and the water will be led to
them by pipes. The cuttle will be stall
fed and we shall raise good beef, n thing
which you have not got here, and which
we hope to demonstrate by our results
can be done in Asheville. The first stable-
will be located a mile from the Junction,
the second three miles, and so on.
"You know where the crossing nt the
ford is ? It will lie there that the private
approach to the house will begin. This
drive will wind around the hills for four
miles liefore the house is reached, and will
have groups of trees planted here and
there bv it, both native and exotics.
"1 am sorry I cannot tell you anymore
at present, but perhaps in a tew weeks I
will lie able to give you more definite in
formation. Good night."
Aud the rennrter sr"nter'l rifT vii-h
impressed v. .b the g. aim ,u,.i .-..' "-
bearing of t!ie geaikiaan to - uv
derbilt has em uste.l ,ht .. ...
Accidents Wttl r..itoni
And so soon after 1 o'clock Tuesday
morning an armature in a . dynamo ut
the electric works gave out, and The
Citizen office plunged into darkness; and
the same machine that furnishes the in
candescent lights also provides power for
our press. We could improvise lights,
but not power, aud were compelled to
wait until daybreak before we could find
the needed manual labor to work our
large press ; hence the delay yesterday
morning in getting Thk Citizen distribu
ted through the city. Last night the in
candescent lighes were in eclipse, though
the arc lights were in full glow. No
time was lost in providing for the diffi
culty ; and last night Mr. Arther in
formed us that he bad just been notified
by telegraph by the Brush company,
that an armature was shipped yesterday
to replace the destroyed one. By to
morrow night certainly Friday night,
all will be right again.