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hnt-s or less, 25 Cents for
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One Munth SOc.
Two Weeks, or less 2"e.
ASHKVILLR, N. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1889.
M if liJ
Till' GRKAT BOSTON FIRM.
THK TOTAL LOSS IS M.ACl.ll
. . , .
voii.pan.c-H ...e ..eayiei
Have no Kearn aH to Money.
Boston. November 211. At tin- lianks
there is very little apprehension ol any
serious results from the lire, as the
foreign companies which lose heavily are
prompt payers. Indeed, it is thought
the immediate result will be favorable to
the money market. As one banker said :
"The burning up of stocks and merchan
dise is in effect the sale of them to I lie
insurance companies lor cash, ami will
result in a short time in throwing a
great tlerd of cash into our banks, most
ol the insurance losses are made by
English companies as in the ease ol the
I.ynn fire; and as these companies have
no balances here, much new money in list
come from abi'oud."
The assessed value of the destroyed
buildings is $7'.H. 600. Individual losers
11s a rule are men abundantly able to
stand it. The electric clock in Cart ley &
Co's banking house stopped at (..io p
in., Wednesday. The janitor and jnnilrcss
who were in the building at the time
saw the clock burn out. Theappear.inee
ol the phenomena was as a hall of fin.
This would seem to indicate that the lire
started in Jordan, Marsh ci Co's build
itifj Wednesday, and smouldered all night.
The insurance companies are likely to
profit by the lire in the limn run, as the
demonstration that the so called lire
proof building lire "ot ti reproof is liLclv
to result in property being insured more
nearly up to its lull value. The aggre
gate losses ol the insurance compnim s
as reported by agencies is $;i.54-.'t,2'Jd.
The following are among the heaviest
losers, of the insurance companies :
Liverpool and London and Globe, Fng
lnnd, IfKIH.OOO; Uoyal, lingland. .tUS-I-,-01
Ml; Insurance Company, of North
America, l'hiladelphia, ;l'.,.'l."iO ; Sun
Fire Office. I'aigln ml, $so,(ioo ; llarlfor.l
Fiie, Hnrttord. Jjwo.OOO; Franklin, l'hil
adelphia, $4-1. Him; Home, New York,
$74,11110; Hanover, New York. $":,( KM I;
American, i'hiladelphia, $7,7oO; rciin
sylvania, Philadelphia, $f7,72o; Cotu
niercial I'uion, Fugluiid, $riD.HOi; Im
perial, Uiiglnud. S.V,(MM; Pint-nix, New
York, $,1(1,(1(1(1 ; German American, New
York, 4.0,l)00; Continental, New York,
$4-0,0110; Fire Association, I'liihule'lpliia,
$4-1, 000; City ol I.011, Ion. Knglaml $.,.
000; lloylsto'ii, Boston. $1(1,0(10; IJuecn,
$-1-2,(1011"; Springliclil fire and Murine,
$Ki,000. flic wholesale small ware
business of Huston is, with a single ex
ception, wiped out, but the linns will
resume business as soon as snitabl.
.quarters are secured. Jordan, MutslieV
Co., lost most of their Christmas slock
mid small wares. As usual, a large part
of the loss was accasioncd by water;
and the buildings in the vicinity not
burned arc much injured by wntei. l,i
many cases it rushed out ol the doors
and windows into the streets.
HiiHlueHH In (lie raln Center Itttr
ttitf Yertterclay'tt KeriMion.
L'lilCACn, November 2!V Wheal A
moderate speculative businesswas trans
acted and the reeling was a little tame.
Local traders rather inclined to selling
sides, and prices averaged lower. Hay
ing was only ol' a moderate character
and rather scattered, though moderate
purchases for May delivery were again
reported on foreign account. I'luei na
tions were confined within a small range,
covering 1 ha5sc. 1 he opening was 1 (c.
lower, eased off 'sc. more, then rallied
,.-4ar,se., fell back again ''sc. and closed
na'4C. lower than Wednesday.
Corn A General surprise was in store
for operators in this market to-day, and
it developed in the shape ol a material
advance in prices. November which
closed Wednesday at M2t,jc., opened to
day with sales at HH'aC. and advanced
with a slight reaction to Hoc. 1'it was
the centre ot attraction, and great excite
ment prevailed. This was the principal
feature of the day. The present w.v
stock of contract corn in store, the i ist
report making the amount less than
,1011,0(10 bushels, made it easy lor manip
ulation, and a certain p.o i v or parlies
have taken advantage of the situation,
there being short interest reported ol
about ill 10,1)1 II I bushels distributed
through seven or eight houses here,
The receipts of contract corn have been
light, only CiOlo.'t.l per eeiit, being ot eon- j
tract grade. A'crttaiii pr -miuent local t-
speculators name was trctiurnUv men
tioued in connection with
vance, it being the opinion
triiders that the operator ahove uien
liontd was short, and the adv. nice was
due to the purchases of a large ioc
packer. The opening was unselticii. and
u feverish leeling prevailed W ith trading
at a wide range. Hrokers were in a cash
crowd and the first sale of car lots were
reported at 3;lc., and from this up to
tile, was paid. Outside of November
other months were rather neglected,
though slight advances vcre scored in
December and May.
Oats were quiet and steady.
In mess pork a little more strength
was exhibited early in the day, and prices
ruled Guti'ac. higher on longer deliveries.
Later the leeling was easier and prices
In lard the trading was moderate, and
the feeling was stronger early ami prices
ruled 5'4ailc. higher, with lair sales at
advance. Later the market receded
again and closed rather quiet.
ill short rib sides the trading was
comparatively light. Friccs exhibited
Very little change.
NEGRO OFFICIALS HTKALIMU.
Caught Uoluit Through the MallH
In the Charlotte Office.
Chahi.ottk, X.C.Novemlieray. John
William llrown and William S. Hender
son, two colored clerks ill the postollice
here, were arrested to-day by a postollice
inspector, Hrown for rifling registered
letters and Henderson I'orrillingorilinary
letters. There have been numerous com
nlaints of registered letters beinc: rifled !
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WUilC Hi transu in .vtiu Carolina mkcc v " ' oiuh. u.
Octobers, and upon investigation tliej A..oU.e7T;rri..K"ca!,l.il-r.
trouble was located at the Charlotte i
office. Insp ctors have been watching I Ani-'UNK, November 2tl. . C. Cilland.
Hrown and Henderson for the last three j cashier ol the Citizen's Slate bank at
nights, and sav thev saw them both in Selden, Kan., was pl.ned under arrest
the act of robbing mails. A preliminary vest, rday, charged with (urging mort
hcaring was held iK-forc a 1'i'iLed States ; gages, and thus obtaining money from
commissioner and the parties held to ! ICastcrii loan companies. He was nmk
uwait the action of the grand jurv ol the ! in arrangements to leave for I'ennsyl
I nited Slates court. vania w hen he was arrested.
The accused are well known negroes.
Brown lieing se;retary d" the county rc
liublican committee. The v were appointed
clerks in the postollice June 1.
One of the letters opened bv Henderson i
was addressed to John Wanainaker, i
lotion IitiKKliiic Nnl a Result of
Hie Inventive- l-'aeulty.
ASIIINOTON, November '-'!. 1','ltCllt
omiiiissioncr .iiicnvu i')-iiav rcnucrcei i
, ., .lesion in tire esoarte ease ofSirimmd
I Odcnhi-iincr in w hich was involved the
'1 eotton as a linlmn" Inline. In thiscnsi.
the commissioner says : "The most eon -
spicuous change made by the in vein or to
produce ins auegcu invention was the
substitution of cotton for jute in the
manufacture ot bagging. The app icant
urged that cotton was specially adapted
lor use in such manulaci are, because, un
like jute, it is not highly inflammable- nor
I ii it tie-, inelastic, or lough, and that it
can commercially compete with jute, not
withstanding its greater cost, lie fur
ther claims that the discovery of i;s
value tor such use was the result of long
experiment, attended by large expense in
ascertaining bow the threads should be
spun with a great deal of twist so as to
give uniform smoothness and hardness
and lightness in weight, and alo that he
lound it necessary to admit the sizing
process which diminished the elasticity of
the threads "
The commissioner, following the re
cent decision ol the supreme court in the
case of Brown vs. the District of Colum
bia, where an alleged invention in pave
ment consisted in substituting specially
shaped wooden blocks, laid and tilled in
a certain wav for blocks ot stoi.el. held
thai, notwithstanding the advantages
secured by I he alleged invention and the
commercial success it had received, the
applicant had. in substituting one ma
terial for another, only availed himself of
the resources and knowledge 01 the
weavers' an ; that the experiments and
trials practiced by him were merely along
the lines suggested by skid ami experi
ence pertaining to the calling involving
intelligent manipulation of materials,
and that the supposed invention was no'
a creative work of the inventive laeulty
which the laws e nicmplntcd to encour
age and reward.
The caucus of the democratic members
of the House was h -Id this evening at
7., 'to o'clock, .-Old was called 10 order bv
lilanchard, ol Louisiana, chairman of
the committee on rivers and h.obois in
the last congress, who, as secret;. ry of
tiie last caucus, assami d the place left
vacant by the death of S. S. Cox.
A motion was made, seconded, and
passed, that ex-Speaker Ca lisle lie made
chairman pro nan oi i '.:c e ucus. The
roll being ended disclosed tiK-abseiiee ota
ipiorum, and the eauens adjourned until
Monday next, at In o'elm k a. m. The
probabilities are, however, that some
other time will be hercaiic; iixeil lor hold
ing (he caucus, as the galierie ol the
House wili undoubtedly be Idled bv that
A noiii.i; Titiiii Ti:
K. I-:. I.ee t'iimii to iron. ..elTei
Kie'liM 1M1. Ya., November 2!i. At
largely attended meeting of U !-. Li
e amp to-night held at the Comment:
t hali. the following letter w as read ale!
ordered to be forwarded to elferson
Richmond, Ya.. November 'JO.
Hon. Ji iTcrsoii Davis, t w (.rle;iiis:
Dearaud Honored Sir: With profound
soK iitidc members ot the K. K. I.cc camp,
o! No. 1 Confederate veicrans learn ot
your sei ions illness. As I 'resident of the
t'onlcderaey we honored anil supported
you. 'ou were our idea, of a statesman
and a commander in chit f, and we beg to
as.Mire you that our cxpiessions ol vener
ation and affection lor you are just as
unfeigned, just as de-ep, and just as
anient to-ijav as they were then
We take this method of convex iug to
you our I ive and sympat hy. ( Inr le arts
go out to you, and wc pray God that
your sufferings may be modified, a d
your health restored; and we feel sure,
that in tendering these expresions, we
voice the sentiments of every leave
soldier who wore the gray. Fraying
thai our Fat her who is in Heaven nr,y
huvc iou always in His hole keeping,
we are dear sir, your obedient strv.inis,
the memhers of U. F. L'e, camp N-v 1.
C . . Itv unanimous vole.
Signed T . I'.kamikk.
J. T Sn.'A i ins,
Mull AjfaliiMl a Uta-4 Couifiau . .
Fittsiu'hi;, Fa.. November 'J'.). I'ni.cd
Steles Distiict Attorney Lyon emend
civil sails to-ilav in tile i :ni(1 s,Lait.s
air: against laines A. Chambers. H.
S; ill t s McKce. tr nhiig a-- the Chambers
& MeKee Glass Company, and aincs
e. anlpnell ami 11. Slicker, presl'ltnis re
s'ieii,elv ol the American WindowGhos
Workers' AsS'-ciai ion, and the Cniveisal
i...i..,.,t .a' v;.,,i.,,.. r'l-.t. e',,,'...,
recover SI .(ion line imp ised bv the alien
importation lnb"r iaw f ! every man al
leged to have been brought to this conn
tiybvorut the instigation of tlu ac
cused for employment at the Jetimeite
Gl iss Works. Forty-six are alleged (o
have been brought here in violation of
the law The papers in the case were
filed late tins afternoon, and no date for
hearing has been set as yet.
Mkmpiiis, Tenii., November list. The
cases of the Fayette county elevtion
of judges and clerks, seventeen in num-lx-r,
came up in the I'nitctl States court
to-day. The defendants were each in
dieted on i wo counts, failure to count
the votes at the polling places, and a
failure to file a copy of the rolling papers
with the circuit court clerk. The first
count was quashed and on the second
the defendants plead guilty and were
fined $10 each.
The trial of lid. Carpenter and then
others of the fourth civil district ol
Fayette county for ballot box sniffing
was to-day begun and will occupy
Trade Fate ofllie Llt'le Ouch.
lii.i.iorTSVU.t.K, W. Ya., No'-einhcr -0
Four little girls, children of Hugh
Dunn, a wealthy mine owner, lound i
keg of powder in an ubandonctl winking
vcsicrdav morning. In some wav thev
exploded it and were blown to atoms
Their mother lost her reason when told
oiii.,.i..ifl,d L i,a.i....
I There was a $1SO.(HIO lire in Hartford,
Conn., yesterday. Insurance $1 To.tHiu.
The evidence was concluded in the Cro-
niu case eeslerdav, and Slate's attorney
Longeiiecker began his siieech lie-forr the i
New Ilr. Nelson rrt timed home .Habile
hour last night.
Among l lie arrivals at Baltcrv Park
are Mr. ami Mrs. K. II
; prominent Nc- Yorkers.
Mr. T. . inflow iias reluriied alter
' a 1 rip of six weeks to the north and i
ow .,, ,)lt. Orand Central.
Mr. M. W. Glacbrook, of Richmond
'a , is stopping at the Grand Central.
Me rcprc-cnls the linn of Milheiser ec Co
Mr. and Mrs. ). A. Dowe, ol Yonkcrs
N. Y., have arrived at the Hat lory Far!,
and will remain here all winter.
.Mr. A. b. t.lhott, ol Kiclnuond, a., ol
the firm of Hllioit S: Co., large hardware
dealers in that place, is at the Swanna
non. i ii. I'ooson, oi noston, .Mass., was
recommended to come to Ashcville bv h
physician, 'iud is stopping at the Swan-
The Hon. J. C. I'rilchard, of the Slate
legislature, who was at the Swaiinauoa,
left the city to-day lor Salisbury en route
A parlv is at the Swannanoa. Miss
Mary Robinson, Miss Fmiic Robinson
and Mr. din H"wne, a wealthy capital
ist. o Rahway, N.J.
Among the guests at the Ilatlcry i'ark
is Mr. Jim. It. i'ritle, wlw is the agen,'
or the Traveler.' bile Insnr.incr Com
pany in the Southern Stales.
Mi. las. A Wilson, of Morganlon, N.
C, is at the battery 1'aik. He was one
o: the engineers who hail charge of lav
ing oat the Western North Carolina lail-i.-.al.
M.noi C M. Kolion, who is promi-a-.rily
c-'iinecicd as -in engineer with tht
w ar dep .i t iiieni , ai rived in Ashcviilc in
a special car the other day and is now at
Haiti ry Dark.
Mr. Charles DcYnu't and l iiuily re
luriied liom K.uoxvillc last night, travel
ing !.y t lie overland route; in oi her
words, by theii own conveyances, fhev
w ni be warmly greeted bv innnv friends.
Mr. S. A. Ilelme and Mrs. Iicimc, of
llehuetta. N. . , have come to Asin ville
on account of the sickness of their siier
Miss Suaier, who is stooping at Mr.
GaneK's. They have registered at the
Katirry I 'ark.
Mr. J ,s. H. Heard, of ill kory, was
married at llciidersomilie. -in Tlitirsdav.
Tiie brid; 1 party stopped oecr ai the
Grand Central on their way north to
lake in the large cities. They were ac
companied part of the way on their trip
lie Mr. H aid's nephew, Mr. F. H. Heard,
anil H. e Krv. is. A. Western, who
forme-! the ccieuionv.
T!w- ciilldreii'M Dinner.
A cold collation ( phi asc extracted from
t he minutes ) was served to the children
at I li o'clock on Thursday. The dona
tions were very ample and there was
more than the children could eat; so
that each took a wav a coffee sack,
i rather paper bags I full ol provisions.
There were thirteen turkeys for fifty
children, but each one did his best, and
they succeeded pretty well, as the rem
nants showed. Their faces were so bright
and happy, that ihc ladies of the socictv
caught i Ik- inspiration of t lie moment
and laughed and chatted in the very
gaest ol moods. The success of Miss
Garri-on's training was showed in the
singing oi ihc children, toin n was a very
touching scene w in n all tii ise little totstl
asked the blessing in unison.
L'l.loii himv wci! be pii-ud i
cev-- of'ihe iits.uution ho has in,
and many children are indebted to him
.old t he ladies lor t he pleasant thanks
iiv 111,1: thty enjoyed.
Thanksgiving day might be called a
snowy day. From 10 o'clock in ihc
morniiu until about 4 p. m., there was a
continued succession of thick snow
squalls, the lall bcin- dense enough I
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snow icii imcKiy ennui n i cover t lie
Jin wiiii, Yesterday mnniin at N o'clock
the mercury stood at Uiu ahove zero;
but with the exception of a light snow
tall enniiniiinn until about 1 o clock, the
day t- a pleasant one, though some
what sharply invigorating.
Tins is the mirth snow tall so tar1,
though no dcpih of snow has been attained.
ValiiaWIe l'ronerly rr Hate. j aside lor the ladies, when they can have
The eligible properly owned by the the exclusive use ol the gymnasium and
Roman Catholic church, once selected as take gymnastic exercises under the guid
the location of St. Joseph's Academy, re- auce o! a competent instructress. The
moved here from Hickory, is olfcred for room which was used this evening as the
sale, as er advertisement in this issue ladies dressing room w ill be lor hoys ex
It is one of the most eligible properties in j ebtsieely, where thev can have their
point of beauty of situation and extent ! games, their books and periodicals, and
of grounds around Ashcville. , hold their Hible class and use it also for
Ov.rcoalH i: XCIUIUB.-C1. : Uk'"' Symimsinm where they can be put
At the Y. M.C. A. rooms last night j through a regular, systematic course of
several parties look home tne wrong ! tr'li,linK' We hope to keep every man
overcoats by mistake. They.wdl please , . cm IjycI in active work who joins us.
return them to their own. rs. ' j :',st- Wl' wm 11 list l,rilis ol' "nis
in the various boarding houses, and their
Those who have bee;, notified!., alien! st;llll1i,, s tll;U sl, anger can come to
the meeting at Capt. Atkinson's ..nice s ;imi see at a glance where he can get
to-day at 1(1 o'clock, will please not fail , wlml ,,c (lt.si,.t.s Tl,nl Ul,rt is the cl)uli;h
to attend; and all mher business men j c)miuc. wm) sn:in encourage our
will please consider themselves invited to I vol, ,,. t(, alu.ml , c),11R.h al,d Qur
he present at the same time and place. j ;.,, devotional exercises. This must be
Trinity WitiH tiie Mutch Uiiiue, j the centre of Christianity for young men
Kai.i ioii. Xoveuilier 29 The second ! who do not fall under denominational
niaich inline of the inter-collegiate serries
lit t he loot b.-ill tT.'itiK-s iv.'ig t,l.,..il ln.i.
yesterday aiternoon between the- Trinity !
and Wake Forrest colleges, resulting in
the victory lor Trinity by a score of
Sto. This gives Trinity college the
championship ol the Stale to date.
Washington, Noveinbe'r L".i HondoiTcr
iucs to-dnv !lL'erei!at (l S.HTL'.ridi): all ac
cepted al .y--t lor four anil a half jier I
cents, 127 teir lours.
TIHi OPENING RI-CEPTION
OF THK VOI'Nt: JII-N'H CHRIS.
VI AN ASSOCIATION.
The OttJectM of the Organization
Outlined hy Secretary AnclerHen
A Ilrilllaut SueceMH In ICvtry
If one can judge of the future success of
'he Young Men's Christian Association
ay the siuvess of its reception last night,
then is its future brilliant and assured
i'he reception given to the public w-as
In roughly appreciated and the guests
!illcd the rooms to overflowing. The
iiidicnce was regalled with speeches,
longs, a gymastie exhibition; and last,
liui not least, refreshments, which were
furnished by the ladies.
Mr. Collins, alter a brief, but hearty
and cordial address of welcome, an
nounced the tirst thing em the proi'-ane
which was a song ny a ladie-s trio, coin
posed ol Miss White, Mrs. Collins atlc
Mrs. Kawls. After the applause, w hich
this song had elicited, had died away.
Capt. Fatton arose and addressed the
audience in a pithv and pregnant speech.
He prefaced his talk by a lew humor
ous remarks on the instability of his po
sition, as he was standing on a chair.
He said, "You miisi not view me with a
critics eve ill lull belt Av a Demosthenes
r a Cicero," and then proceeded to state
lie (piesiiou he proposed to discuss.
Docs this Association promotcthe pros
perity ol thrconiinumly : Alter having
named over the prominent men of busi
ness who had advanced Asheville's pros
perity m lornur tunes, he showed that
the on iliiies, w hich had made them in-
trumei.tal in raising Ashcville to its
po sent rank and standing, were those
w inch would be fostered and cherished
hv the work ol this society, and that it
would i;e productive in raising up men
on Inly fill their places. He wound
up witn a plea lor lurtlicr liberality to
new institution, saying: "The la-
lies gencrosily has lurnislied this parlor;
.51,1)00 nioie is needed to complete the
mining rooms, and as $2,100 is re
(pure the current expenses ol the
c aving year, wc must raise between
CiM.fillii and $4..ooti from the gentlemen,
w ho no doubt will be only too glatl to
follow in the path which our ladies have
so broadly laid out lor them."
A mail quartette, coinposctl of the
Messrs. Collins, Mr. I'.isscll, and Mr.
I 'rice, then sang the comic glee, "Who
was George Washington?" and as tin
tcitors asked this momentous question in
a sad and pathetic tone, the bases sol
emnly replied, to the intense enjoyment
ol the audience, "Thc-fathcr-ofour-eoui!-trv,"
in a slow deliberate tone, as if they
telt the responsibility ol their position
as the aroilcrs ot a long mooted ques
Mr. Andersen, the secretary of the X.
M. C. A. .outlined the object and purpose
of the Association and its beginning and
growth, in the following words:
"W hen 1 first came to Ashcville a few
months ago, 1 was a stranger in the
land, but 1 can never forget the cordial
way in w hich the people ol Ashcville re
ceived inc. The Association no doubi
arose til st from the meetings of a few oi
us young men during the summer at
slated intervals, for the study of tin
Hible and the holding of services among
ourselves. Hut it is not my office to
make speeches, but to make announce
ments. And so I will begin with our
rlors. '.vc are now m rented rooms,
but these parlors, w hich have been so
tastefully i'urnishe'd by our ladies, are the
"tost attractive mat i nave ever seen.
They will alwaj be open to our mem
bers from 0 a. m. to 10 p. in. during the
week. Here we have a reading room,
with all the periodicals and games ol
various kinds, such as checkers, chess,
etc., a gymnasium, w here sonic of oiu
lathlelic members will give instructions
during the week ill the use of the various
! .rviunasiie amili.'inees anil five the mem-
i, a linu i)U,(listucics. Also in tin-ad-
joini1w.ooniswt. Will have bath:
rooms we will have baths and
loekirs where those wno wish to work
in the gymnasium can keep their suits.
We hope to uotonlv produce aChristain,
,ml ,( ,,,.. fhristain
Then there is
the- lecture room on the floor above
across the hall Irom the gymnasium,
where lectures, entertainments, concerts,
etc., will be held. In time also educa
tional classes will be formed and 1 hope
some afternoon in the week can be set
j lilies and wdiich the church can only
ri"c1' through us.
"There wi'l lie a young men's meeting
evety Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, and
a song service on Simtlay at 4.30 p. rn.
A Hible class w ill be formed w hich will
i study until January 1 thegreat tpiestions
i of the Hible, and alter that will be taken
"I1 the lessons for young men from the life
of Jesus Christ. Also there will x a
training class for earnest Christian men
in the systematic study of the Hible with
the idea of doing good to others. We
have restricted the membership tn church
mcmljcrs or men of moral character, so
as to always keep it under the guidance
and'control of the church."
When the male quai tette had snug a
college song, "On a bank two roses fair,"
the audience adjourned to the gymnas
ium, where Mr. Kay, Mr. K. Midler, Mr.
F. It. Dcvis ami Mr. H. I'. Mnngum gave
the visitors a very creditable exhibition
of gymnastic feats on the trapezes, hor
rizontal bars, rings, etc. Ice cream and
cake were then served in the lecture
room and the crowd slowly dispersed
without giving evidence of possessing a
single specimen of the proverbial grumb
ler, who always votes everything a
Six Hundred nml Five OollarH
The meeting of the Free Kindergarten
Society was held in l)r. tattle's office
Yesterday at .'I HO p. m. There was a
very large attendance and the room was
so crowded that many had to sit on
the window sills. The visiting committee
gave a very interesting account of the
work they had done. Another place for
the Kindeigarlcn rooms was suggested
and I'rof. Claxton and .Miss Carrison
were appointed to si-c about getting
lilfcrent rooms. Apropos of this I'rof.
Claxton said that a gentleman had
kindly oflered to put upa building, which
would cost $1011, give them the land,
and lease the building to them until they
had paid the principal and interest. An
issistant teacher is sadly needed to help
Miss Carrison at the Kindergarten
school and Mrs. Claxton, Miss Fincke,
Miss I'rnnimoiiil, Miss Miller and others
have kindly consented to assist her in
her work until January 1st w hen a per
manent teacher will be procured.
The billowing gentlemen wetc elected
membe rs of the advisory hoard : Mr.
Martin, Mr. Collins, Mr. Cialiam, iir.
Millard ami I'rof. Claxton.
The report on the finances of the so
ciety was submitted bv I'rof. Claxton.
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According to this statement, tortv odd i
dollars were collected al the public
schools on Wednesday and turned over
to the society. Also I he Riverside mis
sion Sunday school has promised the so.
ciety one collection for their special bene
fit every ineinth. Exclusive of the mem
bership fees, Sana have been received,
lust as I'rof. Claxton made this state
ment, a note was handed to the
secretary, Miss New ton. It was opened
and out tumbled a bran new htiu-
-. ,tii ouiiar inn wineii Miss (,arnson
had sent in a letter, stating that it had
been rcicivcd from a friend of 1 he so
ciety. All agreed that they would like to
hear from a lew more friends. This
made the amount revcived reach the
grand total of $(in"i.
As many people desire to scud clothing
to the socie ty but do not know where to
leave it. Miss I'enninian kindly proposed
to have it sent to Mrs. W. T. I'ciiuinian's,
where it will be taken care of and handed
over to the society. Here is a chance to
dispense with the "old clo's" man and
the scrap bag.
THK VI.K1UCT lli:i iiNllCI),
A Letter From Mr. YYnle, one
the l ore Jurymen.
Kdiior Citizen: I being one ot' the
twelve unloi innate men who were se
lected to try Wm. Fore for the murder of
Amos Lunsford. deem it niv fluty to
answer the rather unjust criticism which the many kind friends who so pleasantly
apearcd in your paper last Sunday responded to their appeal for Thanksgiv
inoriimg. , , , ,
Knowing that your reporter heard all ' ll"-v' A"",nK i1k' ,:"iv touching 111
l lie case, for he was regularly in his place cidents of the day was a call from three
through the entire trial, and if he heard : "uood men and true." briinrinir a dona-
that charge of the Judge to the jury
giving t lie-in the law; then, I thiun
your criticism was most uiijusi lo the
jurv unjust to the peace and dignity of
society and the laws ol .North Carolina.
I dem't know what pari of the com
munity Tiih Citixkn voie'es, when it
says, it thinks the community cxpe-clcd
a verdict ol manslaughter; but I do know
that several of the good people ol the
community nave approaeticil 111c, un
solicited, and tolel me that ours was a
most lighleons verdict.
1 was not swoin, however, to please
the plublic, but to hear the evidence and
the law, and lender a just vcielicl. This
I tccl 1 have done, however painful it
mav have been to me.
1 did not make the law thai is to
punish Wm. Fore, but simply did my
sworn duly as a juror, and am cvir
readv to lcml whatevcraid is in niv power
in any direction the conileuincd man mav i
he entitled to for clemency. ' j
I do not blame Thk Citizi-n for not!
concurring in 111 v views. Ol course not;
but, it seems to me, the comments ol
Sunday's paper were rather far-reached
the jury leel they were the only twelve
IHisons ill the univcrsce w ho believed
t he prisoner. F.ire, to be guilty of
1 write this eiver niv own signature,
but in so doing I feel certain I voice the
sentiments ol the entire jury. I
'' oi.Fh. j his family heartily concur in his senti
Fditor Citizen :-7am happy 10 have j n,e"ts' At Winlock there is quite a col
had my attention drawn to the above ony Irom this section, among them a
communication bv my excellent Iriend,
Mr. Wolle. It only goes to convince me.
that 1 was correct in the position 1 took
belore the trial, during the trial, and
after the tiial, that lie and all other
members ol the jury were "absolutely !
conscientious. that we differed in
opinion, is no evidene-e that either j
doubts the honest v of the other. I .-
glad to learn Irom Mr. Wolle, that he is
ready to join me m application to the-
Governor for cleiutncy to Win. Fore.
In this effort, I hoiie sincerely, that Mr..
Wolfe and I will receive the .-o-oocration !
ol'the other memliers of the jury, of the
pirlgc ami ol the solicitor, Im-ausc 1
hope thut they will concur wil h us in the
opinion that the circumstances of the
case warrant such ail application.
T. W. Patton. ;
Dr. V. Wyman, of Washington, who is
connected with the Fluted States Marine ,
Hospital, is at Battery Park.
MAItlSON SI IM'.KIOIt COVRT.
An I'liexne-cled Interruption In a
Trial tor Ilivorce.
A gentleman present at the court gives
us the follow ing incident as ocein ring in
the court during proceedings in atrial for
An intrrcsiini: incident occurred al
Madison suori mi roiii t a tew days ago.
Mrs. Sallie Weir, a most estimable ladv
wdio resides at Hot Springs, N. C, se"
cral months ago brought an action for a
divorce Irom her husband. Dr. Weir, wdi.i
oesei ecu lie, a lew years alter her mar
riage with I ii in. Owing to the slighi
proof hc had he-en able to obtain, the
jury found the issues submitted to them
against her. In order to obtain a new
trial, at w hich he hoped to obtain evi
dence suHicieni to get a divorce, hercoun
sel, Judge Snuford. asked the court to set
aside the verdict of the jury, and as Mrs.
Weir's wrongs had exciu:tl the sympa
thy of all who heard the trial, every
member of the bar present voluntarily
asked Judge Whitaker to grant the mo
tion. While the last speech was being
made to thecoin 1. Mr. Harry Until hough
came into couit, and a-king leave ol the
attorney who was addressing the court
tu interrupt him, slaled to the court
that intelligence Irom an iiiupiestionably
reliable (? source, an item in a newspa
per published in another State, had just
been received of the death ol Pr. Weir,
and that it was unnecessary forlhrcoiirt
to set the verdict aside. This auiioucc
mcnt produced a sensation. Judge Shn
tord. however, with his proverbial cau
tion, arose and slated to the court that
for fear Dr. Weir was not as dead as hi
ought to be, he lell it his duly to insist
upon his motion. Judge Whitaker ow
ing to the peculiar circumstances of the
ease then ordered the verdict of the jury
to be set aside, with the uiiderstandinc
that the order was not to be construed
into a rclle ct ion upon the jury, as the
had discharged their duly very properly
in returning their verdict.
AMITIIKU It VIl.ltOAI).
The Chester, ;afluey city and
I'olU county ln Conic.
Wc publish the following letter, which
wc hope will stimulate still farther the
inte rest aroused in addition to our rail
road connections. The very fact thai
from so many different quarters arc com
ing similar propositions, provided wc de
termine to do our pnrt in the undertak
ing, should nerve us to be up and doing.
1 "u section assure! iv is a esira i e one
i sinec mi many, irtim iiiiicreni ana oppo
site directions are earnest in purpose to
cuter ii and share in the benefits of its
Cai i ni:v City, S. C, Novemlwr 2S.
Natl Atkinson, President Atlanta, Ashc
ville and Baltimore railroad, Ashcville,
My De ar Sir : Your letter of the 27th
in regard to Chester, Catfucy City and
Polk county railroad re-ccieed. Wc an
pretty sure that we will build it, this
town already having voted S'Jtl.lHIO for
it, and Chester eoiint y prom-s: s $' 50,000
and I lorence ceinntv, 111 this oiale. $10(1,
1)00. Polk county, .North Carolina, has
voted $"( ),000. We are very anxious to
go to vonrcily, anil by the proper aiel of
your city, I see- no reason why this can
not be done. Henderson county pro
poses te) vole a liberal subscription for
this road. We have made the survey
from Chester, S. C, to the Polk county
line, in fact, we went several miles into
thai county with the survey. The line
is very practicable indeed, and develops.'!
line country as well as sonic ol the linest
water-powers in the South. We are cer
tainly ye ry proud of yeiur promise ot
Slop, Olio for any line that will cross the
mountains, and we hope to be the suc
cessful party. I don't see now how I am
to visit yum city next Monday, but we
are wil h yon.
Hoping to hear from von annul seion.
tin yours truly, A. N. Woon,
I-iuancial Agent C. (',. .: P. U. K.
Card ot ThariUH.
The managers ot the Mission Hospital
desire to re tin 11 their cordial thanks to
lion of S-';i.oO from the Brotherhood ol
Carpciilcis anil Joiners.
The grocers and butchers, w hom the
. ladies have always found among then
best fricneis, also "came out strong" in
As yet only two of buncombe countv's
answered "here" to the roll
call, but we believe they are coming to
. the front yet !
Owing to tiie bad walking and stormy
weather, ninny of the little folks were
prevented carrying their packages. To
these, wc say it is not teiolate. Jump on
the street ears the fust blight dav, and
carry your little (or bigl buuilles, anil
led sure of a warm w elcome.
IV C. U. S. llen, of Waynesville, who.
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W i,sh" '" (Vt,llxr' returned yesterday,
and St. ippcd with Mr. J. M. Green, going
011 to his old home this morning we sup-
,)ose. Dr. Allen expresses himself as hav-
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inK ',:u' enough ol that lar famed West-
ei 11 paradise, happy to return to his old
home in Western North Carolina; and
lartre nartv w hich went from Henderson
colllllv. Wc do not learn the extent ol
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tl,c,r contentment, but Dr. Allen, we
hear, says he met lew who were satislied
with their new homes. He says Mr. D.
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combe, will soon return, and establish
himself in Cherokee.
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Wc acknowledge the pleasant comph-
n,cnt "''an invitation lo tlicreeeptionsol"
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Field Phillips in
Washington Citv on Tuesdays in lanuarv.
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aml !,ls" t,,e niinoiiccmcnt that our Iriend
and classmate, Mr. Samuel Field Phillips,
for a long time United States Solicitor,
and now an eminent lawyer in Washing-
ton, was married on the 2Gth to Mrs,
' Sarah Maria Maury, of that city.
AJOVOI SOI'KNINIiTO AN IJI.
the Wondern or IIIh l.iilerprlfte,
and lleiiiiinstrateH the lninnr.
laiiee of His I nderlakliiK.
It was a somewhat unique idea of Mr.
P. A. Denirr.s to signalize the opening of
his extensive wood working establish
ment by the ceremonies of a formal re
ception, a usage more commonly applied
to matters of fashion or ceremony, but in
this case justifying a happy departure as
giving an aspect of rejoicing to affairs of
business. Why not? Because the phases
of the one. if more gay, are more ephem
eral, while tiie other becomes associated
with what is lixed and enduring. And
the pleasant parly of twenty or more
representative gentlemen who attendee!
the reception of Mr. Demcns cannot say
that they did not have their full share of
sonic of tiie features of the reception of
fashion ; for a more tasteful and elegant
repast than awaited them had never been
spread before them. But we will speak
of other things.
Mr. Demcns received his guests in the
beautiful little oificc which stands as the
outpost of his larger works. This office
contain two rooms, serving ordinarily,
the one as a reception, the other asa bus
iness, room ; the first on this occasion
loing its usual duty, the other turned for
the nonce into a rclrcshment room. To
the first tiie gucsis were first admitted,
where they had opportunity to view the
exquisite and most appropriate finish of
.he walls and ceiling. There Mr.Dcmens
w ith much taste and sound judgment has
epitomized both the skill of his work and
the beauty of his materials. There are
combined in beauty of blending or skill
111 contrast all the native woods of Wcst
rn North Carolina. The wainscoting
embraced three varieties of oak and four
of poplar, among w hich latter wood
were panels of curled poplar so beauti
fully wrought as to resemble finished
paintings in high art. The cornice was
ol chestnut anil walnut, and other por
tinns of the room were adorned wttb
oak, poplar, chestnut, ash, walnut, ma
ple and cherry, and pcrhapsothcrwoods,
tastefully combined and admirably fin
ished. After a full admiration of all these
beauties, our host ushered us into the
other apartment, where a bountiful and
elegantly appointed table lay spread, a
rich and hospitable board, to which am
ple justice was done. There was a mod
est popping of corks and a moderate jus
tice done to the sparkling champagne,
and then Mr. Kcubcii Kawls proposed a
toast in honor of our entertainer, which
was responded to on behalf of Mr. De
mcns by Captain Atkinson in appropri
ate terms, that gentleman doing so be
cause of the unfamiliarity of Mr. Demcns
with our language, he being a Russian
gentleman; though it is fair to him to say
that in supplementary remarks he was
more ready with the linglish tongucthun
he was assumed to be. Then followed a
course of toasisand happy impromptu re
plies by Mr.Craig, Mr. Blanton, Mr. Van
diver, Mr. Gaines, Mr. Long, Capt. Pat
ton, Mr.Tenncnt, Mr. Cameron, and some
others, all ol them playful or informal. but
all heard and received pleasantly, and then
the party adjourned for an inspection of
the works. These arc now in full opera
tion, and about forty men are employed.
Mr. Fitch is the superintendent. The
main building, with its various ma
chinery, has already been described, and
wc only now refer to the character and
excellency of the output. Attention was
particularly called to the fine finish and
substantial and also tasicful work now
being done on the counters, shelving and
other fittings for Pclham's new drug
store, which leave the factory all ready
to be set in place. Here also are made
the beautiful mantels, panclings and
mouldings which adorn houses now in
the city, especially those used in orna
menting the resilience of Mrs. Sludcr.
Thence the party visited the engine
room, where a beautiful engine of 100
hoisc pow er was silently doing its mighty
work, giving lite to the thousand and
one members actively and deftly shaping
into hcautiiul form the crude material
awaiting its transformation. Thisgreat
heart and mainspring of the whole was
incased in a structure absolutely fire
proof, with its brick floors and iron roof
and support. Near by was the large dry
kiln, wi'h its capacity of 60,000 feet of
lumber, through w hich a volumeof steam
is pumped day and night until the con
tents are thoroughly seasoned.
When wc remember that only a few
mouths ago the space occupied by this
establishment was part of the waste of
the abandoned fair grounds, we cannot
sufficiently admire the energy, the indus
try, the skill and the taste which has so
soon changed the waste into the indus
trial garden. And admiration ismingled
with the more substantial satisfaction of
the valuable addition Mr. Demens has
made to Ashcville and Western North
Carolina, and also the remunerative oc
cupation he has given to so many need
ing employment and competent to their
On the 28th, at Mills River, Henderson
county, by the Rev. J. A. Weston, of Hick
ory, X. C, Mr. James B. Beard, of Hick
ory, and Miss Lucy Morgan, of Mills
River. Alter the ceremony, the bridal
pair left on a Northern tour.
The regular monthly dress parade of
the Ashcville Light Infantry was post
poned from last night until to-night.
The memliers are urged to be out la full
force and in full dress.