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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1889.
THE FATAL WIRES.
MAD AND SCARED.
THE "I-iONO MOUSE.'
DROWNED IN THE RAPIDS.
ANOTHKR FATAL. ACCIDKNT
IN TOLEDO, OHIO.
A Painter Fall Across an Electric
I.lltht Wire and HIM Body is Fear
fully Burned The work of the
Toledo, Ohio, December 17. This
morning Robert S. Dnlton, a painter em
ployed by the Lake Shore railroad, went
to the top of the train shed to measure n
skylight lor repairs. lie was missed n
couple of hours afterwards, and the lore
man climbed to the roof to investigate.
He was horrified at seeing the body of
Dal ton lying on his back across two
electric light wires, and smoke curling up
from his burning clothing and flesh.
The odor fairly sickened him, and seeing
that Dnlton was dead, he at once de
scended to the freight office and tele
phoned to have the current shut off, so
that the body could be removed. It pre
sented a horrible spectacle. His face was
black, and in his mouth great flukes ot
foam had fallen over his face and on to
the roof. His left arm, v. hich was fear
fully burned above the elbow, was drawn
up close to his side, the elbow bent, and
across his breast were two burnt strips
about three inches wide, where he had
touched the wires. It is surmised that
in walking on the roof, he slipped and in
endeavoring to catch himself, backed up
against one of the wires over which he
fell ; his shoulders striking on the other
wire, while bis back, just at the base of
the spine, rested over the wire where he
first tell. His clothing was wet from
rain, and made an excellent conductor,
and receiving, as he did, the combined
force of the current from two wires, his
death must have lieen instantaneous.
Dalton was a sober, industrious man,
aged forty years, living in Ulkhart, I ml.,
where he has a wife and children. His
body was sent there this afternoon.
Fair and Just. '
New York TlmeH.
The funeral of Jefferson Davis and the
observances that attended it throughout
the South were very noteworthy for the
spirit manifested in them. There is no
tear now that any vindictive political ac
tion can be taken against the South, and
there is thus no reason of prudence why
any Southerner should refrain from
speaking his whole mind. Vet, though
certainly the proceedings denoted that
the Southerners were not in the least
ashamed of the course that they or their
lathers took a quarter of a century ago,
there has not been, that we lur e ob
served, a single word uttered ol
regret that their cause was lost
or that the South was coerced
into rejoining the I'nion it at
tempted to break. It would be difficult
even for any icrson so fanatical as the
late Governor Foraker or the late Mr.
Halstead to find fault with the temper
displayed by the eople of what were
once the Confederate States.
A Mink Attacks a Man.
Kuattiurg; (Va.) Record.
Mr. Floyd Carwiles, who lives beyond
Mt. Zion, ten miles from Kusthurg, had
a remarkable experience one night last
week. He had retired to rest for the
night and was just dropping to sleep
when he felt something pulling the bed
cover. Being only halt awake he drew
up the cover without thinking much ol
it and was soon sound asleep. He was
soon aroused, however, by something at
his throat. He threw it off with his
hand and sprang from his bed. Striking
a light, he discovered a mink. The
blood-thirsty little animal had gashed
Mr. Carwile's throat with his sharp
teeth and the blood was trickling down.
Mr. Carwiles still bears the mark. The
mink was evidently going for the jugu
lar artery, and in a few seconds more
would have severed it, and nothing
could have saved the life of his victim.
We know of no such case on record. The
mink made good his escape.
An Interesting Incident.
Mr. G. W. I'artin. dropping in to see
us the other day, mentioned an interest
ing incident. He said that when he was
crossing the road in making that splen
did charge at Gettysburg, for he was in
Company C. of the 47thrcgiincnt,liesaw
his lieutenant, Jim Noi fleet, shot down,
and he supposed that Lieutenant Nor
fleet was killed. He himself was woun
ded and taken prisoner, and was not
sent home until June, 1805, having long
been regarded as dead. On last memo
rial day, who should lie see but Lieuten
ant Norflect, who he had always thought
was killed on the battlefield. Mr. Nor
fleet was taken from the field and car
ried to one hospital in Gettysburg, and
Mr. Partin to another, and they never
had heard of each other until they met
again here last May. It was quite an
agreeable surprise to them both.
Explosions of Olycerlne.
Titisville, I'a., December 15. Three
separate glycerience magazines blew up
tins morning at North Clarendon, about
seven miles above Warren, I'a. The
amount of glycerine exploded was over
ten tons. The magazines were owned by
the Rock Glycerine Company, John Kunn
and a Mr. McKay. The explosion set
fire to two 25,000 barrel tanks full of oil
belonging to the National Transit Company-
They are still burning, mid will be
a total loss. Several oil derricks and
small wooilen tanks were also burned.
No one, so far as can lie learned, was in
jured. Nearly every window in Claren
don was broken, and much damage was
done to surrounding propertv. The loss
is estimated at $100,000. Oil men claim
it to be the largest explosion of the kind
in the history of the oil regions.
It is not surprising that Mr. Stanley
has decided to winter in Cairo, and will
not be teen in London before next spring.
After one has lived within the tropics lor
several years, a sudden change to a
winter climate in the latitude of London
is to incur great risk of a serious impair
ment of health. That is the reason Dr.
Junker spent a winter in Rairo before
going home, and many an African travel
ler, eager to get back to his friends, has
halted midway for a time waiting for
spring. Madeira is a favorite resort for
explorers going north in winter, and
Wissmann is among the travellers who
have made that beautiful island their
temporary home. Stanley will probably
improve the greater quiet of Cairo to
write his new book, and he may have it
off his hands by the time he returns to
Fire In Ttxsa,
Lt'l.iNG, Texas, December 17. A tire
Sundav night destroying a cotton oil
mill and adjoining property. Loss. $50,
000. The grand organ of the Chicago Audi
torium wus built bv Roosevelt, an Amer
can. It has 7124 pipes, 69 bells and 109
Proceeding: of the Henate and
Washington, December 17. SENATE.
Mr. Hampton appeared and took
his seat today, leaving Mr. Brown the
only senator who has not taken his seat
at the present session.
Among the bills reported from the
commutes and placed on the calendar
were the following: To credit and pay
to the several states and territories and
the District of Columbia the amount of
direct tax paid by, or charged to them.
To increase the pensions of icusioicrs,
who are entirely helpless.
Mr. Hale, from the committee on ap
propriations, reported back the small de
ficiency bill ($150,000 for public printing
and building and $250,1100 for the pre
liminary printing of the eleventh census)
and it was passed.
A communication from the President
of the I'liitcd States to congress in re
gard to the international maritime con
ference now in session at Washington,
and recommending earnestly that a
farther extension of the limit of its con
tinuance for two months from the 1st of
January, 1890, be authorized, was pre
sented mid was, with accompanying pa
pers, referred to the committee on for
The house joint resolution to pay offi
cers of both houses their December salary
on the 20th instant was reported hack
from the committee on appropriations
The senate then proceeded to the con
sideration of executive business.
At 4.30 the doors were re-opened anil
the senate adjourned.
HOl'SE. Half a dozen bills having
been introduced, Mr. Honk, of Ten
nessee, offered a resolution directing the
clerk to call the States nlphalieticnllv for
the introduction of bills; but, on motion
of Mr. Oalcs, of Alabama, the resolution
was referred to the committee on rules.
Mr. Tracy, of New York, hnving pre
viously been recognized, the clerk pro
ceeded to read the titles of bills intro
duced by him, among which, was one to
enforce the eight hour law on govern
Mr. Byuuin, of Indiana, demanded the
reading of that bill, and as it was evi
dent that no husincsscoultl lie transacted,
the house on motion of Mr. McCrary, of
Kentucky, at 12.30 o'clock, adjourned
The Burial Place of Mr. UmvIh.
Richmonp, Vn., December 17. The
conference of the presidents of the vari
ous commercial exchanges, the heads of
both branches of the city council, leading
representatives of the military and Con
federate veteran associations at the in
stance of the mayor of the city met to
day to take action upon the burial of
Jefferson Davis in this city. The follow
ing resolutions were adopted :
Resolved, That it is the judgment ol
this conference that a public meeting be
held at an early date to reiterate our
desire that Jefferson Davissliall be buried
Resolved, ulso, That belore a public
meeting is held a committee should be
appointed by the mayor to solicit suli
scriptions to a monument fund, and re
port the same to said public meeting.
Resolved, That the aid of the State
and city government, the press and all
public bodies should be invoked.
Express Office Robbed.
New Orleans, La., Decemlier 17.
The Times Democrat San Angelos, Tex.,
special says: Five men, wearing brake
men cotton jackets, entered the express
office at Bfownwood just after the west
bound passenger train had pulled out for
San Angelos Sunday night, and asked if
an express package for John Johnson had
come in. The clerk informed them it had
not. They told him to look over his
way bill, whereupon he proceeded to put
his money in the safe when they entered
the office at his back and knocked him in
the head, it is supposed with a sand hag,
where he lay insensible on the floor until
morning. The robbers secured $7000 in
currency and left no clue by which they
could lie traced.
"Only a Farmer's Daughter"
Has in consequence of its success been
continued another week at this theatre.
The merits of this most excellent drama
have lieen recognized by a succession ol
the best class of Philadelphia theatre
patrons. It is a play that possvsscs
every quality calculated to win fame and
popularity. It is strong, direct, and
well constructed. The dialogue is terse,
clear, and comprehensive. There is
neither prolixity or ambiguity, and the
object in view is cnretully worked out.
The best merit of the piece is its adapt
ability for the stage, and the novelty of
its construction and effects.
The daily record of freight cars handled
on the New York division of the Penn
sylvania railroad shows some big figures.
On Thursday of last yeck, for example,
there were 4,879 over the entire line.
For the whole united railroads of New
Jersey it would be probably twice that
number daily. Jersey City got 1,897
cars on Thursday, east and west bound.
About three-fifths of these were loaded
cars. There were 679 Philadelphia
to Jersey City, 725 Jersey City to
Philadelphia, thirty-four Jersey City to
Trenton and 4(59 jersey City to local
points, There are something like twenty-five
trains a day each way. The
maximum number handled in one day
on the New York division was about
7,000 some two weeks ago. Harsimus
Cove is pei linns the busiest vnrd around
New York. From 1,200 to "l,5()0 is the
daily average, or upward of 40,000 a
month. Over a dozen switching engines
are kept busy all the time.
San Francisco, which has heen hnving
an extraordinary rainfall of late, had a
succession of earthquake shocks on Fri
day and Saturday, and some theorists
are inclined to refer the two phenomena
to a common origin. The continued
rainy weather on the Atlantic slope, on
the other hand, has been referred to a
supposed shifting inland of the gulf
stream, which in turn has been attributed
to the Charleston earthquake. The
changes which seem to lie taking place in
the climatology of the country open an
inviting field of research to the scientists
of the weather bureau.
The heavy guns for the new vessels of
the British navy have been successfully
tested. They are constructed on the
breech-loading system, and can send a
projectile weighing 1250 pounds through
twenty-six inches of wrought iron at a
distance of 2,000 yards. Evidently the
bold Britons hnve not only got the ships,
the men, and the money for a fight, but
also the big guns without which offen
sive operations in maritime warfare
would be impossible.
A Vlicllance Committee Visits Jus
tice I'pou Themt
Littlk Rock, Aik., December 17. It
is reported that four robbers have lieen
lynched in Naumell townshio by a vigi
lance committee Saturday evening.
Henry Wright, a well to do farmer, went
to Fletcher's store at Big Nauinell, and
while en route home four masked men
stopped his team, drew their pistols, and
demanded his money or his life. He as
sured them that he was unarmed, and
had no money. They refused to believe
him and he made a desierate fight with
his fists, but was knocked out of the rear
of the wagon insensible. Sunday morn
ing Mr. Wright was found by the neigh
bors who had gone in search for him.
and although fatally injured, he rallied
sufficient to descrilic his assailants. A
vigilance committccwas at once organ
ized and the murderers were caught and
Riot in a Negro Church.
Kansas City, Mo., December 17. Dif
ferences lietween factions in the First
Baptist church, (colored), of Kansas
City, Kan., culminated last night in n
riot in which two men were dangerously
injured, and quite a number seriously
hurt. The factions were one which
sided with the pastor, Rev. J. R. Jones,
and another which opposed him. The
leading members of the church organiza
tion met to select officers last evening.
The pastor presided, but the anti-Jones
faction outnumbered the pastor's sup
porters. Whenever a motion hostile to
the pastor's crowd was made he would
call on some brother to pray. Deblocked
the business in this way for two hours.
The opposition faction was enraged, and
when (. W. Smith was called on to pray,
a shower of hymn books and chairs
greeted him. Then followed a general
riot; razors were used, and two negroes
were seriously cut. Their names arc
Benjamin and Knight. Others were
pounded over the head with chairs, but
no dangerous wounds were inflicted.
Washington, December 17. The Presi
dent sent to the senate to-day another
long list of nominations in cverv depart
ment of the government, almost entirely
of persons appointed to office during the
recess of congress. Among them were
the following: To be collectors of cus
toms: Henry De B. Clny, Newport
News, Vn. ; Rolicrt Smalls. Beaufort,
S. C; F.dward R. Gundy, Tampa. Fla.
Receivers of public moneys: George C.
McKee, Jackson. Miss.; Nathan H. Alex
ander, Montgomery. Ala.; Chas. Hudlev,
Huntsville, Ala. Pension agent: Wil
liam Rule, Knoxville. Surveyorgencral :
John C. Slocum, Florida.
The senate committee on education
and labor to-day instructed chairman
Blair to report favorably his educational
bill. This action does not however,
bind any member of the committee as to
his action on the floor of the senate.
Attorney General Miller has appointed
Bcnjamin A. Hagood and John Wingnte
assistant 1'nited States attorneys for the
district of South Carolina.
Death of Col. Haricrove,
In our telegraphic columns is the an
nouncement of the death of Col. Taze
well L. Hargrove, of Granville county.
Col. Hargrove, we think, served in the
legislature as a democrat prior to the
wnr, and entering the army stood high
ns a soldier, attaining by merit the rank
He co-opcrnted with the republicans
during the Reconstruction period, served
in the Assembly us a republican and also
was Attorney General of the State. Ten
years ago his health failed and he has
since lived a very quiet life. We suppose
he was near sixty years old. While he
did not possess brilliant talent, he was a
strong man intellectually, a brave man
and an upright man. lie leaves n any
friends to lament bis loss.
Hun's Cotton Review.
New York, Decemlier 17. The Sun's
cotton review says:
"Futures tqiencd about steady, not
withstanding a decline in Liverpool be
cause port receipts were below last week
or last year. But there was no demand,
and soon it became apparent that so far
from there being any "squeeze," the
process of liquidation had begun. Prices
consequently gave way, but the decline
wus small. Each lower figure brought in
buying orders, and buyers still show lit
tle courage in putting out contracts.
Cotton on spot was 1-16 lower, and
Invited to Richmond.
Richmond, Va., December 17. At a
meeting of the chnmlier of commerce
committee to-day the following gentle
men were appointed to visit Washington
to invite Associate Justice Lamar to at
tend the Davis memorial mass meeting:
Judge George L. Christian, Hon. J. Tay
lor F.llvson, Gen. oseph R. Anderson, E.
G. Leigh, jr., and Col. Tazewell Ellctt. A
resolution was adopted by the house of
delegates to-day directing the clerk of
that body to inform Mrs. Davis that it
is the earnest desire of the legislature
that the remains of her husband be al
lowed to find a final resting place in the
city of Richmond.
Reported Escape of Convicts.
News was received here last night that
about twenty-five of the convicts em
ployed on "Lawyer's Road," three miles
from the city, made a break for liberty
yesterday evening. How many of the
convicts escaied could not le learned at
the hour of going to press.
A Medal for Striking; a Man.
Charleston, W. Va., Decemlier 10.
W. W. McCorkle was presented with a
gold headed cane Saturday night by
some friends, in recognition of his action
last Sunday' in striking United States
Marshall White, who had said that Jetf
Davis should have been buried in the
A Fatal Inn.
London, December 10. During the
almost unprecedented fog which hung
over London on Friday, eleven persons
were drowned in various parts of t lie
city and the metropolis suburbs, by
walking into the river, canals or docks,
and a larger number were seriously in
jured by lulling into cellars, excavations,
etc., or through being knocked down
and run over by vehicles.
The physicians of the late Dom Luis of
Portugal have received royal rewards
for their services. The chiel physician re
ceived 120.000 francs for eighteen visits;
another, who attended ten consultations,
60,000 francs, while several others who
attended the consultations received from
1.000 to 5,000 francs each time, so that
altogether the last illness of the King
CAPT, T. W. PATTON DRIVES
He Commends the Farmers' Alli
ance A Novel Way to Ret Rid
of Doks The Delightful Fare at
Blackwell's other Topics.
Editor Citizen : Oneofthe most charm
ing drives in this county of lovely drives,
is that leading from Ashevillc across
llrvman's mountain, through a portion
of lA-icester township, into the heart of
the French Brond.
A life long and intimate acquaintance
with, ami a heartfelt love for, every cor
ner of old Ituncombe fails to remind us
of the single nook more picturesquely en
chanting than that in which Illackwell's
White Sulphur spring is situated.
We also are sure that no other lo.-ality
can surpass this in attractions for the
farmer. Fishermen are proverbial tor
their love of the marvellous in the rela
tion of their adventures, and these excel
lent: planters seem to have imbibed the
same ambition; truly it tnktk a good
amount of faith to believe the grand sto
ries of these successful farmers; but we
have plenty of faith in both the honest
fishermen and the honest planters,' al
though the reports of the latter do tax
our credulity rather much.
For instance we were told of one man
who had cultivated a rough mountain
side patch, one and one-fourth acres in
area, and sold his crop for seven hundred
and forty-two dollars and thirty-eight
cents. It goes without saying that this
crop was tobacco, and of the finest,
brightest variety, such as our mountains
alone can produce: but this same farmer
and many others are learning the advan
tage of following up the large returns of"
the first crop of tobacco by a plentiful
sowing of clover and grass seed, before
the rich virgin soil is exhausted or washed
At a meeting of a sub-alliance of far
mers, held at Alexander on Saturday, we
learned there were orders placed for 125
bushels of clover seed, and a correspond
ing amount of timothy, red top and or
chard grass. When you rememlier that
each bushel of clover seed plants six
acres, you will rejoice with us that 750
acres ot this valuable crop will be the re
sult of this one meeting. All honor to
the Farmer's Alliance say we.
The good effects are not confined to
clover and grass, but are becoming more
and more apparent, in the good will ex
isting among its members, which keeps
even pace with the extension of practical
knowledge among the intelligent men.
who form our farming classes. All jeal
ousy lietween landlord and tenant is
passing away. The tenants are being
encouraged to buy lands, and establish
homes for themselves. The rough log
cabin is becoming more rare, and is lieing
supplanted with bright and cheerful lit
tle cottages, which vie with city houses
in tasty paint and general finish.
We heard a good plan suggested by
which to get rid of the dog nuisance,
without treading on the toes of those
who oppose a dog tax, One gentleman,
a large land owner and most successful
farmer, bought a large hit of pigs and
offered to give one to each of his tenants
for each dog that the tenant would sur
render. The offer was readily accepted,
the same amount of food which the
worthless cur had eatenj last year fat
tened a magnificent porker this year; all
the delights of sausage and spare ribs
and backbones were duly relished, and
best ot all a flock of sheep may be seen
happily browsing over the hills of this
wise landlord. We commend this exam
ple. If followed, the dog days will soon
lie over, and then all men will see proven
the truth that The Citizen has often
contended for, that this country is in nil
resiccts the equal of the highlands ot
Scotland lor the purpose of sheep hus
bandry. We began this communication, how
ever, to tell you about Blackwell's
Springs, which is one of the most re
markable we have rver visited. Located
in a lovely little valley, where the waters
of Turkey creek affords a few acres ol
rich bottom land, this spring of pure sul
phur water wells up from a stone basin,
and fairly sparkles in the sunshine,
tempting one irresistibly to come and
drink, and come and drink, again and
It analysis we have never learned,
nor do we much cure. We have tried it
ourselves, and can only beg all of our
friends to go and do likewise. If they
will accept our advice they will care no
more about the analysis than we do, but
they will as surely go again anil again
as we will. The extreme lightness of the
water induces one to drink immense
quantities without the slighest feeling of
The effect upon the appetite is mar
velously invigorating, but happily the
most active as well as the most delicate
taste can find full and complete satiety
at the delightful table provided by "mine
host." We have had the good fortune
to roam over many parts of the world
and to partake of many dinners, but
never have we more thoroughly enjoyed
one than we did that of last Sunday.
It was indeed the very poetry of a din
ner, abundant, rich both in quality and
variety, cooked in a manner that the
most stylish "cuisinicr" might envy, but
rarely equal. It tilled our souls with
rapture, even as we ourselves were filled
with roast turkey and many other de
Those who think that that princely
cookery can only lie found at Dclmonico's,
should visit Blackwell's, and surely they
will decide that the famous Metropolitan
restaurantetir can learn a lesson in his
own nrt at this unpretentious little
mountain hostelry, where on the 15th
of Decemlier, we basked in the sunshine.
The thermometer at dawn recorded 45,
and at noon 05 Have we not a climate
for which we should lie thankful ?
We are not surprised to hear of an in
valid who gained twenty pounds in two
weeks this past summer, for had we re
mained another day our friends would
hnve tailed to recognize inouraldermanic
proportions the starved physiognomy
of the business manager of Tub Citizen.
Oh ye, who are sick and want to get
well ; oh ye, who are thin and want to
get fat ; oh ye, who are poor and want
to get rich, il any such there be, go at
once to Blackwell's, and you can have
our assurance that each and all of these
blessings will most speedily be vours. -f
. W. P.
The Miicott inveatlR-atlon.
Washington, Decemlier 17. The spe
cial house committee investigating the
Silcott defalcation was in session to-day.
! discussing the legal aspect of the cases,
j The majority apienr to favor reporting
i an appropriation bill to cover the deficit ;
but there is strong opposition which will
unite in a minority report if such action
is taken. Indications point to a speedy
conclusion, and an early report to the
A Grand Army of the Republic
Post Much Excited.
From the Philadelphia Record we take
the following action of the G. A. McCall
Post, G. A. R., of West Chester, Pa.
These creatures have just such concep
tion of magnanimity as incites them to
call this the best and most magnanimous
government the world ever saw. They
cannot appreciate the magnanimity of
their comrades they denounce and repu
diate for noble forgetfulness of the past,
and forgiveness of their former enemy,
and they rank themselves as undving
enemies of American unity and the har
mony of a great people.
We always take pleasure in giving such
creatures the full publicity to their in
famy. West Chester, Pa., December 15.
George A. McCall Post, No. 31, G. A. R.,
of West Chester, has adopted the follow
ing resolutions without a dissenting
voice: At an unusually large muster of
the Post, held on December 13, 1889, the
following resolutions were unanimously
adopted by a rising vote:
Resolved, That we view with alarm
the extraordinary manifestation of a
spirit of treason which the events of the
present week show is rife in the section
of our country embraced in the States
lately in hostility to the Government, as
demonstrated in the funeral observances
of the late chief rebel and arch traitor.
Jefferson Davis, who was and remained
from his own choice an unpardoned
traitor to the best anil most magnani
mous Government onearth. There being
nothing in his person or career to call
for these fulsome eulotries, il is but too
painfully evident that they are due ulonc
to his treason.
Resolved, That we utterly repudiate
the little squad of our G. A. R. members
who disgraced themselves and our Order
by attending the funeral in a body, inas
much as they could not fail to see that it
would be made an occasion for a display
of treasonable sentiments. The fact that
they are located in a position which now
appears to lie the enemy's country called
lor them to sustain themselves as an
outpost of our Grand Army rather than
to be led captive in treason's cause.
Resolved, That our G. A. R. brethren
who refused to participate in these obse
quies thereby proved their worth as
loyal American citizens and soldiers.
The resolutions are to lie published in
the form of an order.
kniuhts of honor.
Flection of ofllcrs and Resolu
tion of Respect.
An election of officers was held on
Monday evening last bv the Swannanoa
Lodge, No. 040, which resulted as fol
lows: I. B. Worsley, past dictator; E.
L. Brown, dictator; J, W. Graham, vice
dictator; J. II. Woody, assistant dicta
tor; P. A. Cummings, reporter; E. I.
Holmes, finance reporter; II. C. Fagg,
treasurer; R. J. Stokelcy, captain ; W. M.
Jervis, guide ; W. 11. Cook, guardian; S.
M. Gilbert, sentinel. W. M. Jervis, J. II,
Woody and T. W. Branch, trustees. T.
W. Branch, representative to the Grand
Lodge, and R. A. Long alternate. The
following resolutions were also adopted :
Hall Swannanoa Lodge, 1
No. 040, Knights ot Honor.
Asiieville, N. C, Dec. 10, '89. J
To the officers and members of Swan
nanoa Lodge No. 040, Knights of
Your committee appointed to draft
resoltitionsupoti the death of our brother
and director, W. L. Hunt, beg leave to
submit the following report:
Resolved, That we have heard with
profound regret of the sudden death of
our brother, and that we mourn the loss
of an efficient and capable officer; an ac
tive and energetic member; a true and
genial brother and the community a
Resolved, That we tenderto the family
of our deceased brother our sincere sym
pathy in this their hour of deepest afflic
tion, and commend them to the watchful
care of the widow's and orphan's God.
Resolved, That a page in our minutes
lie dedicated to the memory of our de
ceased brother and that the memliers of
this lodge wear the usual badge of
mourning lor thirty days.
Resolved, That these resolutions be
spread upon the minutes of the lodge,
and a copy be sent the family of our
Resolved, That a copy hereof lie fur
nished the city papers for publication,
with a request that the Durham papers
copy the same.
Fratcrnallv submitted in 0. M. A.
D. T. Millard,
II. C. Fa.;g,
P. A. Cummings,
Christinas Festival To-Day.
Do not forget the Christmas festival
this afternoon and to-night, to lie held
by the ladies of the Episcopal church, in
the room formerly the poslotlice, for the
benefit of the organ fund. There will be
many attractions. A doll reception will
be heltfin the afternoon for the children
and for some of the old folks ns well.
Three prizes nre offered for the oldest,
the prettiest, and the homeliest doll en
tered. It will be very interesting, and as
the admission is only ten cents, all can
go. Besides you can get good things to
eat hot oysters, etc., and possibly find
something to buy for your friends for
From the News-Observer of the 17th,
we clip what relates to the Twelfth Ju
Opinions were filed in the following
State vs. Grant, from Swain; no error.
State vs. Cooper, from Graham; no
Pnrton vs. Boyd, from Haywood ; no
Pickens vs. Railroad, from Henderson;
Wilson vsj Fowler, from Haywood;
State vs. Wheeler, from Buncombe ; no
Everett vs. Rabr. from Swain; error,
State vs. McLain, from Jackson; no
State vs. Chastain, from Clay; no
Stute vs. Henry, from Cherokee; no
State vs. Farmer, from Transylvania ;
State vs. Woods, from Haywood ; no
Peck ts. Culberson, from Cherokee;
A Den of Hhame and a Blot on
Ashevllle's Fair Name.
It was a dreary rainy night, one ortwo
weeks ago. Just the night that bare, un
gilded vice revels in, and wrapping itself in
the murky darkness steals unnoticed to
its haunts. And what dens they are!
Even larger cities might feel ashamed ol
such a blot. Stand at the corner ol
Eagle street and Main street and watch
their frequenters as they turn the corner
The very lowest dregs and scum of hu
manity, the living sewer of society, pour
down Eagle street across the branch,
past the electric light works, over tht
dark, muddy, road, until the "Lon:
House" is reached. Pause for a few
moments before that habitation of lost
souls, whose bestial nature has alont
survived the wreck of the better instincts.
where sin stalks undisguised and with
out a mask. A low one-story tenement
house stands dimly outlined against tin
sky. Ever and anon a burst of drunken
laughter resounds on the air, and shril.
discordant notes, which have lost all
trace of womanhood, while a long hacking
cough followed close on the heels of the
mirth of its inmates. Open the dooi
and enter; gaze on the squalor, poverty
and bestiality you see depicted befon
you. By the dim light of the lamp which
is flickering and about to die out, nott
the bare walls and uncarpcted floor.
Two rickety beds make up the entirt
furniture of the room ; on one, two
brutes lie in drunken slumber, while in
the other two stunted children, weak and
emaciated, are spasmodically coughing.
while before the fire, which only makes
the cold more noticeable, sit severa, men
and women, passing the bottle to and
fro, huddled together for warmth, and
giving vent to maudlin laughter and
drunken curses. Entering, cross the
room and open the adjoining door.
Strike a tight and peer in. A bundle ol
rags and tatters, which lies on the floor,
becomes instinct with life, and out of the
midst is outlined a girl's head. Medusa,
if like that, might well have turned the
beholder to stone. A face, haggard and
gaunt, which hardened into defiance at
the sight of an intruder, lifted itself from
the scanty covering on the cold floor,
surrounded by a mass of unkempt locks,
and then sank back without a question,
while its owner vainly strove with
trembling fingers to wrap herself more
tightly in the one worn out and many
patched coverlet. A visit to the other
rooms presents the same picture, now in
tensified, now less painful, but sad and
horrible in its realistic portrayal of u
depth of vice, which, steeped in poverty,
sickness and want, attracts to it all that
is vicious and criminal in Ashevillc. Yes.
they are abandoned women. Aband
oned by christians, but not by Christ!
Every morning sees them brought into
court and fined, but despite the energetic
efforts of our mayor, they still retain
their old quarters. Out in the suhui bs
of this fair city, under the shadow of old
Beaumont, they gather and congregate.
Disease and famine, vice and sin, there
stand at the gates of our city, and the
welfare of the public demands that they
be refused admittance. Our mayor says
"go." Go where we ask ?
Mr. P. E. Allen is at the Grand Cen
tral. He is agent of a large hat house
in New York City.
Among the guests at the Grand Cen
tral is Mr. H. J. Deadrick, of R. Walters
& Sons, clothiers in Knoxville.
Mr. F. M. D. Armond has registered at
the Grand Central. He is busied in pur
chasing lumber for a company in Knox
ville. Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Alliert Hill and
Mrs. Robert Pringle Smith, prominent
Charlestouiuns, are stopping at the Bat
Dr. S. W. Torrey, of Beverly, Mass., is
stopping at the Battery Park. He is ac
companied by Mr. Edward . Cabot, ol
Among the guests at the Battery Park
is Mr. W. F. Fundenberg, of Pittsburg,
Pa. He is on a visit to his daughter,
Mrs. Johu Childs.
Mr. W. F. Robinson, who represents
Frank E. Blocke, of Atlanta, wholesale
dealers in candies and fine groceries, is at
the Grand Central.
Mr. Hugh McRae, of the Linville Im
provement Company, Linville, N. C, is
at the Swannanoa hotel, the guest of
Major I. Evans Brown.
Mr. II. C. Latta, of Hickory, N. C, is
at the Grand Central. He is a member
of the firm of Latta & Beard, dealers in
lumber and general merchandise.
It is a strange coincidence that Mr. W.
Vance Brown, who represesens a promi
nent Baltimore firm, should have regis
tered at the Swannanoa on the same
night that our own citizen Mr. W. Vance
Brown returned after one of his frequent
trips from the city. Parties that know
say there is a great similarity in t'.ieir ap
The Rev. Mr. Agnew, D. D., pastor of
the Bethlehem Presbyterian church, Phil
adelphia, is fn the city on a visit to his
son, Dr. Agnew, who has been quite sick
since his arrival here. The reverend gen
tleman is a near relative ol the famous
Dr. Agnew. He will preach in the French
Broad Baptist church on Sunday morn
ing next at 11 o'clock.
The Weather To-Day.
Washington, December 1 7. Indica
tions for North Carolina. Fair ; light
rain ; stationary temperature ; southerly
THE SAD DEATH OF SAMIEL
BOSTIC AND ED. Ht GGS.
Bosllc's Body Discovered Yester
day Morning anc Brought to the
City, but no Traces of Suggs
Have Yet Been Found.
Yesterday's Citizen chronicled the sad
news of the drowning of two young men,
Sam. Bostic and Ed. Suggs, who were
mployed at Graham's shoe factory.
Since then further particulars have been
earned. It seems that these two men,
tccompanied by Frank Whitting, started
lown the river about three o'clock Mon
lay afternoon in a bateau. They were
oound for Alexanders, and took with
.hem a shot gun with which to bag any
.nine they might see along the banks.
Everything went smoothly until they ar
rived at a point about a mile below
where General Robert B. Vance lives,
flere there is a very strong current,
which sets in towurds the eastern bank,
and runs like a mill race, forming waves
several feet high. The boat was caught
by the current and forced into the nar
row channel, where it turned broadside
to the waves, and being in the trough
was soon filled with water and began to
sink. The men remained in the boat
until the water was up to their waist,
when each one deserted it and tried to
-ave Inmselt. 1-ratik w hitting was
Hurled by the swift current against the
nank. He grasped nt an overhanging
rock, and managed to secure a slight
hold or else he would have been dashed
to pieces. But he was too weak to draw
himself up and so he gave himself a strong
push out into the current again and was
carried twenty or twenty-five yards far
ther down the stream. Here the bank
was less steep and he managed to pull
himself out of the water. Thenheturned
and looked to see what had become of
his comrades. Nothing was visible on
the water except two hats, one of which
lie recognized as belonging to Suggs. He
ran up and down the bank calling them
by name, but received no answer. Fin
ally he went to General Vance's and se
cured the assistance of him and his sons
in the search for his companions. Hav
ing notified them, he came to Asheville
and broke the sad tidings to Bostic's
father, who is a carpenter and lives near
the Asheville Lumber and Manufacturing
The accident occurred between five and
six o'clock Monday night, and a vigor
ous search was prosecuted during that
niglu; for the bodies. On the next morn
ing nt 0.30 a. m. a body of twenty-five
men, consisting mostly of Mr. Graham's
employes, left the city to relieve the
searchers. When they hud gotten al
most to Gen. Vance's place, they were
met by Mr. Snyder, who is one of the
men employed by Gen. Vance about his
estate. He said that a body had been
found at seven o'clock on that morning
lodged on a fish trap. When discovered
it was seventy-five yards from the shore
and was half out of water. Bruises
about the head showed that it had becu
dashed against the rocks, although none
of these were sufficient to produce death.
This body proved to be that of Samuel
The place where the body was found is
several hundred yards below the spot
where the boat was capsized, and seventy-five
yards father up the stream was
discovered Sugg's hat, but no trace of
his body has yet been found,
A boat was secured up the river, car
ried down the railroad past the rapids,
and there launched. The body was
reached in this way and removed to the
bank. A telegram was then sent from
the telegraph station at the stockade
near by to the railroad officials at Ashe
villc, and an engine with a box car at
tached was sent to the scene of the dis
aster, and the body was transported to
this city, reaching here about a quarter
Both Bostic and Suggs were unmarried
men, about twenty-five years old. The
lattcr's relations all live in Thomasville,
N. C. The former is one of many children
and leaves several sisters and brothers to
mourn his death in addition to his father
and mother, who have the sincere sym
pathy of their friends and neighbors for
the heavy loss which they have sustained.
While Mrs. Jesse R.Starnes was driving
on Charlotte street, near Capt. T. V.
Patton's residence, her horse became
frightened nt the electric car and ran
away. Mrs. Starnes was thrown from
the carriage, and when picked up was
found to lie in a dead faint. She was car
ried into Mrs. Spain's house and a doctor
was telephoned for. It was an hour and
a half after the doctor arrived before she
recovered from the faint. No injury was
sustained beyond a severe shock to her
nervous system. The horse was finally
caught and stopped by Mr. J. W. C.
Dcake. No blame can be attached to the
street railwav company, as the car was
not in motion at the time the runaway
took place, and it was in nowise due to
any carelessness on the part of the men
in charge of the car.
In speaking of our esteemed contem
porary in yesterday morning's issue, the
types made as say "the Wilmington Re
view has got fairy into the teems";
which, being interpreted, means: ''The
Wilmington Review has got fairly into
the teens," which is all the explanation
we have patience to make for an abomi
The Grand Canyon of the Colorado is
simply the channel of the river worn by
the action of running water to a depth of
five or six thousand feet. The sides arc
perpendicular cliffs fifteen miles apart.