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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, DECEMBER i, 1889.
REKU WILL HE SPEAKER.
THK Fl'I.I. LIST OF RKI'lIIH
CAN CAVCl'S NOMINKKS.
Secretary windom Ann--.uncen
HIM Intention to Reduce the
Number of Joveriiinent Ueposi
tarieH In the Couiitrv.
Washington, November 30 In the
republican caucus to-tljiy Hon. Thomas
Reed, of Maine, was nnmiiintcrl for
sneaker on the second ballot, the vote
standing: Keed HIS, McKiuley 30. Can
non IS), Burrows 15. Henderson 1).
Voting down a motion to take a recess
until evening, the mucus immediately
proceeded to select a nominee lor clerk
and the various candidates were pre
sented in short speeches. The result of
the first ballot was the election of Mc
pherson, of Pennsylvania, who received
1111 to 50 for Carson, of lYiinsvb-nniu.
the veteran new-oaper correspondent ol
the Philadelphia Ledger.
A. J. Holmes, ex-representative from
Iowa, and A. H. Keed, of Minnesota,
were candidates for sergeant at arms,
anil Holmes was selected, on a vote of
12 to 13.
The candidates for doorkeeper were
Chas. V. Adams, of Maryland, and Jas.
A. Wheat, of Wisconsin. Adams was
nominated by a majority of 1 .
Wheat, of Wisconsin, was nominated
for postmaster, receiving '.111 votes
Kev. Charles 11. Kamsdell, of the North
Presbyterian church of Washington, was
nominated for chaplain, receiving Hi
votes out of a total of 17, the remain
der lieing divided among hall a dozen
The caucus then, at o.l." o'clock, ad
journed. The following announcement, prepared
by Secretary Windom, was made public
this afternoon :
"The Secretary ot the Treasury has de
cided to reduce the number of national
bank depositaries and the amount ol
public moneys kept therewith, It is in
tended to make this reduction in such
manner as to avoid as far as possible
any disturbances to the business of the
country. The transfer to the sub treas
ury on or before January lfi, 1NPO, of
nbniitlcn per cent, of their holdings of
Imblic moneys wdl be required from the
milks having inactive iiccounts.niid from
banks having active accounts about ten
percent, ot the surplus held by thcinovcr
and above the amount needed for the
convenience of public service. ir, if the
banks wish to sell to the government the
bonds furnished as security for these de
posits, the secretary will purchase them
and retain from the procc (Is of the sale
the amount which otherwise would have
to he deposited as above Slated, sending
checks to the banks for the r. sidtn'.
"Other calls will Ik" made from time to
time, but always with due regard to bus
iness interests, until the public moneys
with the banks should have been reduced
to the amount needed liir current public
business, and money so withdrawn will
be used for the purchase of I'uited States
"Banks desiring to dispose of ihccntitc
amount of bonds furnished as security
for public dep isits will not. ol course, be
limited to the ten percent, trnns'erot the
Secretary Windom in conve saiion ex
plained that phrase, "banks having ac
tive accounts." relcrs to those National
batiks with which the Government
through its public officers in various
arts of the country transacts current
nisiness by depositing Government reve
nues from time to time, and drawing
upon them through checks of disbursing
officers. "Banks having inactive ac
counts" arc those otherwise known in
the treasury department as "surplus
banks," being those designated by Secre
tary Fairchild solely as depositaries for
portions of the treasury surplus. The
total amount of Government deposits in
the banks of both these classes is now
about $7,000,000. The ordinary
umount of public funds distributed
among all the depositaries has beta Iroin
ten to fifteen millions of dollars, but ran
up in INK" to about twenty millions.
Windom further said that the rates at
which bonds will be purchased from
banks desiring to dispose ol ihciu to the
Government will be rates fixed and p.:id
to the public by the treasury on the date
ut which any individual bank may notify
the department of its desire to sell them.
The work of sending out notices to
banks some 2f( in number was begun
to-day, and a large number ol letters
were mailed this evening.
To Clone Down.
PiTTsnt'RR, Ph., November 30 Ar
rangements have been made by all coal
operators t Moiiongahela Valley to
close down their mines indcfinctly, as
the few works in opcnlion have demon
strated that the demand of miners can
not be conceded with the price of coal as
low as it is ut present at Cincinnati and
lower ports. The total suspension ol
iierations will effect 5,000 men.
Weekly Hank Statement.
New York, November 30. The weekly
bank statement is as follows:
Reserve, increase $0fi.lifi0
Loans, increase 77.00
Specie, increase 336, H00
Legal tenders, increase 96,200
Deposits, increase 10,00
Circulation, decrease 23.600
The hanks now hold $1 .871, 850, in ex
cess of the 25 per cent. rule.
A Naval Race.
Boston, Novemlwr 30. The race be
tween the cutters of the warships
Chicago, Boston, Yorktown and Atlanta
to-day for n cup filled with silver dollars
given by the Dorchester Yacht club was
won bv the men from Chicago, the
Atlnntas second, Yorktown third, Bos
Decrease In the Public Uebt.
Washington. Novemlwr 30. Il is
estimated at the treasury department
tli.'i'. there has leen a deereasem $4,000,
(MM) in the public debt since November
Washington, Xnveinlier 30. Bond offer
ings to-day aggregated $157.H0O; nil ac
cepted at i .W'm. ex-interest for four and
a half per cents, and 127 for fours.
MisNKAi'oi.ts, Minn., Xovcmlk-r 30.
The MinneaKilis Tribune building is on
The Yadkin railroad is to run from
Salisbury to Norwood, Stanly county,
forty miles. Surveys began last week,
and the work of construction will com
mence earlv in December. The directors
are Saml. H. Wiley. Theodore P. Kluttx,
V. Maunev, Win. Smithrleal and Saml. J.
Pemlierton. The officers are Theo. F.
Klutti, of Salisbury, president; V.
Maunev, of Miledgeville , treasurer. The
contract for the forty miles has been let.
IT LOOKS I.1KK FICiMT.
tiovernor I.ee Determlnen to Iro
leet Virginia's- contract.
Richmond, Va., November 30. A con
flict between the Stales of Virginia and
Maryland seems imminent, in conse
quence of the proclamation of Govi rnoi
Jackson throwing open the waters of
Hog Island flats to oyster dredgers.
Gov I.ee received a telegram from M. T.
Smith, attorney for the commonwealth
of Northumberland county, setting forth
the situation of affairs, whereupon Gov
Lee telegraphed as follows:
"dipt. Foster, commanding the Stale
steamer Chesapeake, Norfolk, Va. :
"Mr. Lewis enjoys certain rights under
the law of this State. It is my duty to
see that such law is executed. You are
instructed, therefore, to fully protect Mr.
Lewis in his rights. The law of one
State cannot be repealed by a proclama
tion of the Governor of another.
(Signed. I FlTZiil (.11 l.KK."
Bai.timokh, November 30. The letter
of Governor Lee concerning the Hog
Island controversy was received to-day
by Governor Jackson. In the letter the
governor of Virginia recites the trouble
over the disputed flats, and calls atten
tion to the fact that Virginia never as
sented to as binding the decision of the
commission. Governor Jackson has re
terred the letter, as well as the whole
matter, as far as the Stale of Maryland
is concerned, to Attorney General vVhvte.
DOSI lM'.OKO IN POHTlli!,.
The Deposed F.mperor Declined
to he Interviewed,
Loniion, November 30 I pon the ar
rival of the Alagoos al St. Vincent an at
tempt was made to interview I loin Pe
dro concerning the events that had led
to his deposition and exile, lie declined. ;
however, to enter into any discussion
relative to the revolution, but stated
that he had been treated with the ut
most kindness hroiiglioiit. The Ala
goos will proceed for Lisbon to-morrow.
When the steamer arrived at St. Vincent
she was Hying the new flag of Hie 1'niud
States of Brazil. The flag remained fly
ing until the Brazil vice-consul hoarded'
her anil informed the captain that pro-,
visionary government had given instruc
tions that the old Hag was to be hoisted
at St. Vincent and Lisbon. The officers
of the steamer, not having direct orders
from Kio Janeiro, declined to make the
change. They, however, immediately
sent a cable dispatch to Kio Janeiro ask
ing lor orders relative to tile Hag, pend
ing the arrival of which the Alagoos
Hies no Hag at all. The Alagoos was
convoyed four and a hall days from Kio
Janeiro by a Brazilian man of war. The
warship was much slower than the Ala
goos. and the hitter's passage was con-:
seipiently much longer than it would
otherwise have been. Fine wcallier was
experienced all the way from kio Janeiro
to St. Vincent.
tsliore on (irny'N Beel,
ClIEIiovxt:, Mich., November ,'io. The
Tvoja is ashore on Gray's reef. The
(Jiieeti and Whitney ate in a sale condi
tion. All lighters and several large tugs,
wilh about 100 men, have gone to un
load the cargoes The Troj.i's cargo of
Hour and package freight will hclightcreil
oil and brought here. The amount of
property now on Gray's reef represents
! nearly .Tl ,11110,01 10. 1 lie Ken vt nig is
prohahlv a total loss. Her ueciis nave
slar'cd, ami she is otherwise badly iu
juml. but owing to the amount of ice
clinging to her the lull amount of the
damage cannot be known.
The other schooner in distress is the II.
W. Sage. The Sage struck the beach al
p. ill. Wednesday, and is a total loss.
The crew reached shoreyestcrday. They
suffered terribly from cold.
Three HoilerH I'xplode.
Hazki.ton, Pa., November 30. This
morning three boilers ol a nest ol' twenty
one exploded with terrific force at
breaker No. 2, at eaiisville, operated
by J. C. liaydon & Co. Fireman George
Peacock, aged 25, was burned to a crisp.
I he building is a total wreck, catching
tire alter ihc explosion and was extin
guished with great difficulty, "ne of the
boilers was Mown two hundred yards
grazing the corner of a house inits flight,
the inmates ol which were in lied, 'flic
cause ol the explosion is unknown, there
being no one around the building at the
time but the fireman.
(Hi. City, Pa., November 30. Five i. his
of nitro-glyccrine in process of being un
loaded from a boat into a magazine cx-
I ploded to-dav and killed three bovs who
I approached the boat in theabsenceof the
I workmen. The boat was moored near
! an ice house, a building 300 feel square,
' which was reduced to kindling woi d.
The windows in the posloHiec and depot
two miles awav were shattered by the
1 shock. The bodies of two of the hoys
j have liccn found.
I Fire In Alhany,
Al.UANY, N. V., November 30 A tire
broke out in the Uclvan Gas House on
Montgomery street near 1 olumbia at
7 o'clock th;s morning, and the flames
gaining headwav, communicated to
the paper house of Jacob Leonard & Son.
605 to 601) Broad wnv. and Albanv Cos
ket Co., Nos. 601 aiid 603 Broadway.
Both were a total loss. Several other
buildings were damaged and the loss will
reach $75,000, partially insured.
JohiiHtowii AflalrH Settled.
Johnstown, Ph.. November 30 Secre
tary Krciucr, of the flood relief com
mission, to-day practicf.lly finished, in
connection with the local board of in
quiry, the distribution of $1,1100,000 in
lohustown. The last cheek left his office
to-dav. There are vet a number of
cases which have lieen held over by the
board for limber consideration, but
work may Ix s.aid to 1e done.
Voluntary KhIhIiik of Waxen,
Atlanta, On., November 3o. The
proprietors of the Constitution have
voluntarily raised the wages of their
compositors live icr cent. The office is
run out side of the union, and increase
is made by the proprietors because of
the greatly improved business of the
Salt Lakk, t'tah, Novcmlier 30
Judge Anderson to-dav denied the appli
cation of those Mormons who have
taken the endowment house oath for
admission to citizenship. The decision
I reviews the testimony at length.
Fierce Htornl on Lake Huron.
I Port HtRON, Mich., Novcmlier 30.
j Captains of vessels arriving here rejMirt
the storm on !nke Huron to lie tne
wort in years. "Sandy" Mitchell, cook
on the schooner Mary L. Beck, was
washed overboard and drowned Wednes-
OI K HEREIN LETTER.
AI HTH1A t llAK(J.I WITH VIO
I.AI IM; THK COMPACT.
The Lead i uu I'olntHof the I'.ntc-nt
Have litre n Met AMide-Tlie Check
I'pon HiMiinrcii'H lMphiiiiacv is
Haiti to fte Absolute.
Copyright 18N1, N Y. Assm-uni-il Press.
Mkki.in, November H0. The Ion ian of
fice here Iims ample reason tn accuse the
Austrians ot" having broken faith regard
ing the recent Kalnoky-Bisniarcli com
pact, within the present week.
The leading points of the KnLcnle have
been set aside, Kni.rir Francis Joseph
has annulled his decision giving auton
omy to Trentiito, and Count Kalnok
has authorized the Hourse to give quota
tions of the Bulgarian loan, and has per
mitted the Austrian consul at Sophia to
renew his ostentatious intimacy with
The check upon Bismarck's diplomacy
is absolute, anil has been the subject ol
constant communication between this
city and Vienna. Count Kalnoky is re
ported to ha ve oii'crcd in explanation ot
the action taken and the statement thai
lie was forced to depart from the Fred
riehsruhe arrangement even at the risk ol
precipitating a conflict with Russia, lie
louml that both the Austrian and Hun
garian ministers were averse tolhe terms
of conciliation oftcicd by Russia, ami
that the opposition at I'esth was becom
ing so strung that it threatened to over
turn the Ti.a ministry. Premier Tiza de
manded as a condition ( f his remaining
in office that the foreign policy be
strengthened on the old lines regarding
liuiperor Francis Joseph, finding that
the concession of autonomy was consid
ered a diplomatic victory, and that Pre
mier Crispi was prepaiing a way ior the
annexation to Italy decided to disen
chant the Italians.
Count Von Taafe and his colleagues in
the Austrian ministry were unanimous
against limperor Francis Joseph's hasty
as. eat to autonomy, and supported the
reversal ol i hat action. Camt Von
Taale sent to the diet at lusbruck. an
intimation 'hat their vote granting
Tieniino separate administration was
Hmpcror William and Bismarck re
ceived their explanations in j-iktice.
Loniil Herbert Bismarck has written
to Count Knluoky that the triple
alliance must submit to the renewal ol
the dangers ol the old position, aggra
vated by proofs of the incsulutioii ol
Premier Crispi in a dispatch to the
chancellor comments upon the increased
irritation of the Italians over the Trcn
tino affairs. The l,-edcntit party has
been strengthened bv the conduct ol
IteniM From I'tilou.
Fmon, S. C, November L'O lSS't
Klloise, little daughter ol lr. U.S. Beatv,
fell from a swing last Tuexlav evening.
The swing broke and she fell with such
force as to break her left leg just above
the ankle. She has suffered much pain
Chris (V.-nvtt, a colored hoy working
on the cotton seed oil mill buildings,
while rolling an empty box car last
Thursdav evening got his foot mashed,
and suffered great pain.
Mr. F. B. Orchard, traveling agent lor
the Southern Mutual Building and Loan
Association, of Atlanta, tin., organized a
branch olliee here n few weeks ago. Over
200 shares have been taken. The follow
ing are the officers: President, John
Rodger; vice, Win. McOowan; attorney,
T. B. Butler; secretary and treasurer, F.
J. Arthur; soliciting agent, (1. P.tiarreit.
C. M. (iKAllAM.
W reck of HariteH.
Kast Ta was, Mich., November 'Ml
The barges Mears and Midnight went
ashore off Fish Point Wednesday night.
The crews were taken off yesterday.
Mate Powers, of the Midnight, had a leg
broken, and Panic! Mowatt, sailor on
the Mears has died fnm the effects of ex
posure. All the men suffered terribly.
Barges will be a total loss. The steam
barge Wilhelm, whi'-h was towing them
laitil the line pan ed, was badly damaged,
and fst ni.'St of her deck toad of lumber.
The barges Peck and Wesley, are ashore
near Who c-M one Point, ami the first
named will go to pitccs. All vessels put
ting in here report terrible weather.
Specie l-'.x ports.
Nkw Vokk. November .'10. Fxportsof
specie from the part of New Vork, last
week amounted to $;U0,i 10. of which
$S.t7 w as in gold and$:tl 1,0157 in silver.
All the silver and $1.300 in gold went to
F u rope and $f,)7 gold went to South
America. Imports of specie last week
amounted to $105,00;-). of which $10'J,
4N.'i was in gold, ami $Sli, 120 in silver.
Rich mono. Va., November Ho. The
committee which has been investigating
the affairs ot the othec of the late A. R.
Woodson, city collector, have found a
shortage in his accounts of about $4.".
000. PKRNUNAI, NKTION.
Mr. 1,. M. Welch, of Wayuesville. is in
Capt. Budd, of the I'uited States army,
and his wite i.re at the Battery Park.
Pr. Lerlingwell will lie in Asheville by
the Christmas holidays and will Sn'nd
the winter here.
Capt. John K. Iloyt, who is the owner
of a large vineyard at Kngadine, is at
tl,.. i,.-o,. ,,.,-, '
Mr. Chas. H. Kicksccker. ol l.inville, N.
C. is at the Swannaniia. He is a friend
of Mr. Vance Brown.
The Hon. Kdward Kanliu. Secretary
of the State of Michigan, iind his wile iire
amung the arrivals at the Bat'cry Park
Mr 0. A. Townsend, a friend and for
mer teacher of Mr. Chas. Kawls, is at
the Swannanon. He is a prominent law
yer of Union, S. C.
Mr. H. B. Mcrrell and wife have left
flu-i.. .-.oi mH i ., oi, tr
, , ... . i .
John H. Barnard, the superintendent ot
the electric railway, are stopping at the
Mr. H. llreentree, of Birmingham. Ala
is t the Grand Central. He is one of
those men to whom we are indebted for ,
.. , ., ,. .. ., .. . . i The Weather To-Day.
the budding up ot the Southern nidus-1
tries, and particularly of the stove in-1 Wash.ngton November 30.-Indic.t-1
! turns for Noith Carolina Fair j slowly
dustry as represented by the Baxter i ina temperature till Mouduv night;
Stove Manufacturing company.
CO I NT V CHARITIES.
A Strong Letter from Capt. T. W.
Fdiior Citizen: The following letter
allords proof most satisfactory and grat
ify ing, that public interest is being
awakened to the condition of the jails,
dins houses, asylums and other institu
tions in North Carolina. It is my beliel
that in no other Slate is more care ob
served in these matters than in this, and
in no other county are they managed
wit h more care than in Buncombe; but
yet it is a ways wise to keep public at
tention directed towards them, both asa
iatigiiard against future mismanage
ment, and in order that faithful official
may be accorded the credit they deserve:
for thce reasons we are glad to display
this letter in your columns.
Office Board of Pi nucCiiARrni-s.t
Rai.i:h;h. N. C Novemlcr la. j
as. P. Sawyer, Bs( Asheville. N. C.
Wear Sir: Unclosed please find copies
of (pustious for investigation of jail ana
poorhouse of Buncombe county.
On the 2nd instant we made an inspec
tion of the North Carolina Insane Asv
I11111, ami on the 0th, an inspection ot
Wake county jail.
I have succeeded in getting a good den:
of information from other States, and
when the material is in hand hope t
make a satisfactory report. I trust all
our reports may approach in fullness
and accuracy your admirable paper 01:
the Western Insane Asylum. I'r. Hay
wood has made a thorough inspection ol
the deaf and dumb inslit ute, and we g
in a few days to visit tht workhouse.
Please return papers if practicable, on
or before November 'Mi. Vours very
truly. C. B. I H-.nson, Secretary.
In response to ibis Mr. Sawyer, at
cinpanied by Mr. J. F. Rankin, who foi
many years has filled most acceptably,
tin responsible position ol ehaiiman 01
'.otniiy commissioners, on Thanksgiving
lay visited and inspected both the alms
house and jail, ami Uiuu and reporter
each to be 111 a most satisfactory condi
tion. We ore tioi at all surprised ..I this,
well knowing t hat the present board ot
commissioners arc faithful to every duty,
but we regret that these two gentleman
should not have extended their tour, and
have added an equally satisfactory re
luct of our workhouse, hospital, retreat
ior homeless children and destitute wo
men. No one doubts the nhsoltitciinportnnci
of these things, one and all, anil if we
can suggest a plan by which they can In
obt ained, and too, easily within reach 01
our finances, then we may hope that
these suggestions will at least be favor
ably considered by the county commis
sioners at their next mettiug.
To begin with the hospital, it is al
ready established, admirably managed
and conducted, and so tar has proved
itself not only useful, but entirely essen
tial, so that the commissioners should
adopt it as a county institution and thus
tec! authorized to visit, examine and re
port on its condition. To do this thev
need not contribute any more to its sup
port than they have wisely ilonelbryears
past. No expenditure of money has or
can be made more judicious, or which
v ill more certainly win public approv
if its w orking can be made known by
such inspection and report.
Having already the hospital seems to
us to ojKii the way to obtain both a
workhouse and foundling asylum. It
is perhaps known to you, that some three
years ago, two gentleman bought tht
Hawley property and turned it ovir to
the ladies for a hospital, with the only
condition that these ladies should pio
vidc the purchase money. This they
have been able in part to accomplish;
a balance of about $3. oOO being yet un
paid, and secured by mortgage of prop
erly. We consider this property now
fairly worth $li.O00. Our suggestion is
that the comtnissioiteis buy this property
as it now stands tor $10,000. This sum
can be borrowed on county paper for any
length of time at eight, and possibly at
six percent, interest. Alter paying off
the mortage of S3, ,"'(, there will remain
$0,000; one hall of this I suggest shall
be expended for building a hospital on
the lot whith has been so generously do
nated by Captain and Mrs. J. F. Ray.
The remaining half will erect a work
house on 1 he present hospital lot, and
the present building can be utilized most
advantageously for purposes of a found
ling asylum ; thus with an annual ex-
pciioiture ut &ni hi or at most $Mo ot
si. the county can get ownership of
oerlv worth Slli,t)(lll ami establish
llicse three charnics, ihc importance ot
which is universally acknowledged, and
need not be discussed.
The excellent ladies who arc now the
hoard of in.inaL'ers. should be continued
as such, and recognized .as the author
ized aginls of the commis'-ioners; placed
in charge of all of these institutions, re
pot ling Ihcir actions inch mouth to the
board of commissioners and receiving
their inst ructions.
It surely is needless to occupy your
space or the liir.e ol your readers loprove
thai this expenditure will save ten times
ihc amount both directly .and indirectly
to the county treasury, besides freeing
our com in unity from the evil of vngrauev,
which is siu h a terrible and growing
nuisance on our streets. Kespccifullv,
T. W. Patton.
The Kailroad, Let It Come.
Kditor Citizen : ICvei v true friend of
Western North Carolina will feel grateful
to you personally, and your valuable
paper. Till- Crnzi N, for the outspoken
coarse you have taken in regard to our
new railroad enterprises. The Atlanta,
Asheville and Maltiinoie line is certainly
one that should receive every assislano
that our people can possibly give, as it is
a line of nioic iuii. i i.ince in laet to our
section tu in the kicumonil anil Danville
svsleni. because a inure diieet line be-
twecn the North and Si
this matter? Let til
uth. hy delay
this matter .' Let the cominis loners
j submit the ipiesliou to the people at
)lu.t. . tt.c sl.t. jt wj receive the
i almost unanimous vote of the county
Then those other s ctions of our dear old
I'lnnilrv to wit S.'inilv Mush. I.eicister
j . -;iir View that need help in the same
i way. Let us as a icoplc come gladly
to the rescue and vole the $4-00,000
right away, while the iron is hot. It is
clear our taxes will not be increased lx
comc the new capita that will come
to Astieyille on account of these roads
will more i han pay the interest on the
bonds. There is no one so big a fool as
not to see this. Then whv delav the
I matter? It is not likely any solid con
- tract can lie made to build these roads
mti, t)), cmlntic! Rive lhis ,,,cll(;c-of
c,ise they give nothing in the way of
! bonds till the roads arc built, but noth-
. ing looks like business till the county has
acted. So let us have the vote.
A MISl'ItlAI. in tiii-: cani: OF
All Appeal for a New Trial in the
CaHe of Win. l"re ttotue Mari
time AflidavltM I'reHcnCecl lor the
Consideration ol' Hie Court.
At it o'clock the court was cillcd to
order, ami the wcarv jury in their box,
while the room was (illcd with men
anxious to know the result ol their lonj;
Mr. J. M. Siepp answered the clerk's
inestion wilh the assurance that they
liad not ujtrevd, and his honor njj.'iin re
'inircd them lo retire in charge of their
officer until they did ajjree.
So soon as this was done and order re
stored, Llerk I'atterson warned ail pres
ent to observe silence, and in prescribed
form asked the prisoner, Win. l-ore,
whether he had anylhin' to say why
judgment ol deflth should not be pro
uoumcd upon him. In reply to this .Mr.
. M. didder made aiix-nrucst appeal to
the court lor a new trial. basing the same
iirst. upon new evidence which had eomr
to his knowledge winch would go tar
towards militating the otVensc. The
most remarkable part ot this was a
statement which the counsel averred,
would be made by Mr. Alexander, a
kinsman ot'the deceased, Amos Lunsford,
'-h.-it he had talked wit h l.unslord a short
i.itnc before his de.ilh, and that he said
then distinctly. "1 pushed thai man
l-'ore too lar. I knuw I must die, and at
this moment, I say deliberately that
I'ore is nol to blame for my deal h,"
This remarkablcstatciueut was supple
mented wilh the further assurance thai
in selecting the jury the prisoner's coun
sel had received no assistance except
from two persons who were not named,
wdio advised them to talielhrcemen who
were their kinsmen, assuring the counsel
that these men wercimlrainedaud would
be fair both for the Slate ami defense,
ittd in consequence ol this assurance, the
three men were taken on the jury. Since
the close ol the trial, however, the coun
sel had been inl'oi ined i hilt one of these
persons, had proposed to help lynch
I'ore. Another had said "he ought to be
hung" and the third a lew moments be
fore he was called to the jury box, hail
saiil that "h'orc was guilty ol murder."
Tne court here suggested to Mr. Cad
ger that these charges wercol too serious
a character to be presented in this irreg
ular manner, and that court would be
adjourned for one hour to enable them to
prepare the affidavits necessary to bring
it propei Iv before the court and to get its
At 7 o'clock, the court was again
called to order, and the jury in the case
ot the Stale vs John Heny being in the
b ix, still asserted that it was impossi
ble to reach an agreement. The Solicitor
and Mr. Shuford, for the delcndant, then
agreed t hilt the jury should be polled,
and each asked, whether it would lie pos
sible for them to agree. This was done,
and the iptestiou was asked each jury
man, anil in reply, each gave the opinion
"Impossible;" and thereupon, one of the
twelve, Mr.J. M. Slcpp, was withdrawn
and a mistrial ordered.
We were informed by one of the jury
that they stood to the last, nine for
murder .and three for manslaughter.
The consideration of Fores ease was
then resumed, and the lollowing allida
vits were presented:
M. Iv. Carter being duly sworn, snvs
that "Mr. II. II. Shook, lather of Hubert
Shook, who served .as a juror on the
trial ot the prisoner at ihc bar, came to
lliant its one of ihc counsel of Ihc
prisoner, and volunteered the statement
I lo him, that ins sain son, .Mr t. miec,
who w.as also on the jurv, and a Mr.
Uogcrs who was on tile special venire,
were ull without prejudice, against the
prisoner, and would give him a lair trial,
il they were chosen on the jury, and both
Messrs. Shook and Collcc werechoscn bv
the prisoner's counsel in consequence ot
Affiant turther swears, "that the said
1). II. Shook, being a witness for the
prisoner, led attinut to Dclicvc Unit he
was in sympathy with the prisoner: but
affiant has since been tulormed, and now
believes, that he was, at the same time,
itn active friend of the prosecu'ion.
(Signed. I M. Iv. Cahii-k.
Sworn to and subscribed before inc.
J. K. I'ATThKS.lN, Clerk.
J. L). Kedmon being duly sworn says
that he w.as in t he court house the dnv the
jurv was chosen in this case, and while
Kolicrt hliook, who w;is ntterwarils cho
sen as a juror, sat by his side, in a con
versation with Shook, he t dd this affi
ant that Lunsford was a nice man, and
that Fore had imposed on him, and
ought to be hung. Shook was sworn
afterwards, and on being sworn
said that he had not formed and ex-
piesscd the opinion thai t he prisoner was I
guilty. Atliant rememliers distinctly that j
Shook was sworn and answered as
above stilted, ncture Shook was chosen,
a man not known to affiant, w ho had
samlv heard, lea md over in front ot al-
tiant. and whispered to Shook and told
him that he would he chosen as a juror
Affiant told Ins brother and brother - in -
law the same dnv that lore would either
be hung oi ihere'would Ik-a mistrial.aiid
he then explained to them his convcrsa-
lion with Shook. The affiant is not of
Kin uoi rei.iivo hi too n n u inc liar -
". ,, , , -, ' .
lie niul has no interest in t he ease anil
is besides unable to stale how defend-
nut's counsel obtained Inc information
' that he had tne saiil conversation wuh
J. IV ( X I Kl-IIMON.
Sworn to and subscrilicd.
J. K. Patterson, Clerk.
1 I. Cnlllerl srul lieiuir ilnlv- cmfn
says that the week following the killing
ot Lunsford by l ore, he heard Mr. Coffee,
who served as a juror m this trial ot
Fore, say that Fore ought to Ik- hung,
I ins was said at v.onec s spring near Ins
(Signed:) M. S. Ci liiertson.
Sworn to and subscribed.
J. K. 1 atterson, Clerk.
The solicitor stated distinctly that he
disbelieved the truth of statements made
! by Kcdmon and Culbertson ; that it eon-1
viiiecd thai they stated tacts he would
I readily agree to a new trial, and asked
thai the mailer he postponed until Mon
day next lo enable him to introduce evi
' deuce. This request bis honor verv
properly granted, i find the court was ad
journed until lo-niorrow morning at 9
SOIIII.i; Hl SIlAI.lv,
A MHt I'lc'asant Affair at the A.
F. C. LaHt Night.
The lirsl soiree inusiculc of ihc present
session of liic Asheville Pcinulc Collcgi
was given in Ihc p irloi s of thai instilu
ion last evening from 8 to 1 1 o'clock
In response to special invitations sent
out, there were ipiile a number of tin
elite of the city present, and ull agrei
tli.ll this was one ol the nicest entertain
incuts ever given at this college. The
program for the evening was as fol
lows: Piano solo, Valsc in Ii. Hat, Durand
Piano solo, Sehbunmerlied, Schumann
Song, Fickle Mollic, Dye Ivlise liar
row. I'iauosolo, l,cs Sylphcs, llachuwum
Mary I.ovc Stringlield.
Piano solo, Hungarian Hondo, Haydn
Kccitaiiou, The White Lilv Nellie
Hun for two pianos. Alia Turca from
Sonata in A, Mozart Lily Way and Miss
Song, When the Heart is Young, Buck
Piano Solo, L'Omliuc, Schulhoff lilln
Kccilation, The Song ol the Camp.
Taylor Amelia Henlley.
Piano solo, IiHroduczionc and Allegro
Schcrzoso, Ualf llettic kiucnid.
lino hrlllniil for two pianos, Kttlk
brenner Misses Thcklu am! Martha
Puring the reuditon ol the very delight
ful piece by Miss Beutley, in an adjoining
room could be heard the sweet, soil
voices of Misses I'rankie and Clara Alder
man, tileuuic Toinlinson, Ivlise Barrow
and M.irv Smith, very appropriately
singing "Annie Laurie." All the music,
both vocal anil instrumental, as well us
the i cci I a lions, were well rendered and
most highly pleasing to the audience.
There were some seventy-five young
Lilly boarding pupils ill attendance anil
all were handsomely attired ill uniform
costumes, and looked very pretty indeed.
Perhaps no college is belter equipped in
cllicicnt instructors than this one, especi
ally in music, judging Iroin the high ordei
ol the pieces selected and so admirably
presented on this occasion.
TKAtilC AND DLSTKIvHSINb.
Nr. I-:. A. I'oHey Shoots) and Kilo.
Last night we received from Mr. B.
K. llavis the following telegram from
llendersonville, giving an account ot a
tragedy which had just transpired in
tlutl town. The well known position o,
Mr. Posey and his family in Western
North Carolina gives additional poign
ancy to the distressing affair:
1Iknii-:usoxvii.li:, N. C, November 30.
Special. About five o'clock thiseven
ng, A. Iv. Posey, Ivsq., a prominent young
lawyer of this place, shot and killed Mr.
Furnian Forest, also a young man and
resident of llendersonville. A difficulty
had occurred in the course of the day
between Forest and Sherman, the pro
prietor of a bar room, and Mr. Posey
was employed as counsel for Mr. Sher
man in the Irial which followed, llur
ing the progress of the trial Posey and
Forest become involved in a dispute on
a matter connected therewith. After the
conclusion of the trial the parlies met
on the sidewalk above the Globe hotel,
anil in front ol Mr. Posey's office, when
the altercation was renewed. In tin
light which ensued, Posey shot Forest
twice in the chest which resulted in the
hitter's death in a few minutes thereafter.
Posey is confined in the county jail.
B. K. Davis.
Kooiiim of the V. M.C. A.
To-day the rooms of the Young Men's
Chrisiain Association at Uti Patton ave
nue will be open from 2 until G o'clock.
I At .30 o'clock there will be held in tin
I parlors a song service for men only, lm
mediately lollowing the song service a
' conversational Bible class will be tauglii
j by the general secretary. The subjects
! for these sludies during this mouth will
I be "Five Great Uueslions of the Bible
i 'To-day the question will be "Where art
! Thou," ('.en. Ill, 1); Ilcb. IV, 13, H. All
I voung men are invited to Ik- present and
I are requested to bring their Bibles.
Central Methodist church Sabbath
1 school at 9.30 a. in. Sacramental sir-
; vices at 11 a. m. Song service at 7.30
i lK nl
i Protracted meeting at Riverside Mellv
i odist church all this week. Service this
1 ,,,,.; nl 1 1 o'clock, followed bv the
' " . , -
sacrament ot the Lords Supper this
evening at 7.30 o'clock. After Sunday
service each morning at 10 o'clock
1 ,- i .t i i
ing 7.4-J. In the name ot our Lord we
''sk .v"1,r presence and the influence of all
who desire souls saved and his kingdom
Notice to Church Uoera,
There will lie a car leaving the corner
or Charlotte and Chestnut streets this
morning at 10.30 o'clock for the accoin
modiition of persons wishing to attend
church. It will go down Patton avenue.
i The visitor's chapter of the Ladies'
i;,liuI win mwt at Nll a4 0rove strert
. . .
I Tuesdi,' Hembcr 3, at 4 p. m.
The ladies of the Flower Mission are
I requested to n.eet at Mrs. Sawyer
Monday afteruoon at 4 o'clock
ITS CONTRtCT WITH THE
CITY CU.HIM.IKD WITH.
The Main Line and the Three
One-Mile llrancnei Have all
leen Completed and are Mow In
FlrHiclHHH Kuiniiiiii Order.
On the 3d day of Decemlier last the or
dinance pro iding for the construction of
the street railway was amended by mu
tual consent of the Mayor and Aldermen,
representing the city of Asheville, and the
board of directors, representing the own
ers of what was known as the Farinholt
By this amendment thecompany agreed
to complete the main stem from the de
pot to the court lions within three
months, aad three other branches, each
about one mile in length, within one
year; and in spiteol nianv delays, equally
vexatious, annoying and unavoidable,
the terms have been fully complied with.
We gave an account at the time of the
hand oine and lormal iqieniiig of the first
division, and now are happy to state
that on yesterday the Mayor and Alder
men, at the invitation ot general maim
er Arthur, took a car at the public
square, and by actual trial tested the
thoroughness of theconstruction of each
the extensions, riding first to the cor
ner of Charlotte and Chestnut streets,
then to Doubleday, and finally to the ter
minus of the Patton avenue line. The
track in eaeli direction was proven to be
firm and level, and the car glided along
m lothlv, filled as it was with a happy,
proud and merry company, every one of
whom were rejoiced at this consumma
tion of hopes long delerred.
This matter, as all other public im
provements, is a subject of great rejoicing
to The Citizi-n. Its interests are abso
lutely those of Asheville, and of every
ine of Asheville's jieople. When her bus
iness men show the pluck and bravery to
oneeive an enterprise like this, and the
nergy and perseverance to carry it to
uceessful completion within the time of
ontract, overcoming every obstacle by
their indomitable industry, this paper
most proud, indeed, to compli-
nent such men, and to believe that
they will acknowledge it as their
Citizen. Nor is our pride limited
lo our men in this undertaking, but as is
ver the case, our ladies call for warm
ommendation for the public spirit and
interest they ever manilest, as will be
seen by the following communication:
Mr. W. T. Pcnniman, President Ashe
ville Street Railway Company.
"Dear Sir: Although the oldest resi-
leut of this town, 1 take spi cial delight
ind interest in her youngest improve
ments; and so to-dav 1 am charmed to
see the first car at thecorncrol Charlotte
md Chestnut streets.
An idea has occurred to me that the
'omfort ot' vour passengers will be much
increased bv the erection of ornamental
ivdioiis atthc end of each line and on
he square, where passengers can have
omt rtable seats ami protection trom
un, wind or rain wh le awaiting the
lis. If vou agree with me, vou are at
bertv to place one such pavilion on any
portion of my premises contiguous to the
Charlotte street extension.
"Very respectfully, your friend,
"Henkii: tta K. Patton."
It occurs to us that Mrs. Patton's sug-
cstion is a most admirable one, which
we hope the officials of the company will
mon take under consideration.
Among the many advantages of this
lilway, by no means the least has been
the education of many of our men in
what is still quite a new branch of me-
hanks. A year ago not one could have
iccn found who would dare go in reach
it a trolley wire, which was regarded as
most dangerous customer to deal with,
md it was often asked "w herccan skilled
employes be obtained?" The necessity
brought our own men to the front and
levcloped a degree of native talent that
we had no thought we possessed. Ever
with commendable care and caution they
handle the electric appliances with a con
fidence begotten of actual experience.
fhe erection of the posts, wires, etc., on
the College street line has been accom
plished without the aid of foreign skill.
md this track, which includes several
hort and difficult curves has been laid
in a most thoroughly workmanlike man
ner. This last named work has been ac
complished by the skill and industry of
track master J M. Brown, of whom man-
iger Arthur sjieaks in highest praise, as
ndced he does of each and all of his men ;
but he seemed yesterday especially proud
to call attention to the sharp curves on a
steep grade, and to assure his guests that
the large freight car, with a nine-foot
wheel base, has passed over them with
perfect ease at the first trial.
How true it is that we do not know
how much we have to be proud of in our
men until necessity develops it.
The Hospital received thaksgiving of
ferings trom all sources $77.00 in
money, sugar 'JO pounds, rice 50 pounds,
coffee 12 pounds, tea three pounds, flour
4-25 pounds, some canned and fresh veg
etables, two turkeys, one chicken, one
quarter of beef, one roast of beef.
While these donations will relieve the
ladies of immediate care and anxiety, it
may readily be seen th. -. household of
an average of fifteen persons cannot be
supported for any great length of time.
Let our good citizens bear this in mind,
and also that the care of the helpless and
dependent is a pressing necessity which
admits of no question. The wheels of
this noble machine must move steadily
and without friction or else great dam
age is done.
Two car loads of the bridge iron were
received to-day for the West Asheville
Improvement Company's bridge over the