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ASHE VILLE DAILY CITIZEN: WEDNESDAY EVENING, JUNE 4, 1890.
LIKE A TINDERBOX
'The Texas Spring Palace at Fort
Worth Destroyed By Fire.
Several Lives Lost and Many
RmmU Harrises Preaot sad Vainly
Endeavors t. ChMk U Panto The
Mom la ttaa Violnlty f ik. Burning
Building A(onlilii Loei Flatted at
900,000 I.U of tha Tlotlme.
Port Worth, Tes., Jnne 8. Friday
nigjit the Tuxns Spriug puluce was barued.
The exhibition wu in pragma, and
several thousand people were in the ball
when the alarm was given, and the
Hie and c return of women and chil
Iren were heard. There was the usual
panio rush for the door, and the crush of
exit down the stairways. It could not
be ascertained Friday night what num
ber of Uvea, if any, were certainly lost.
Rumor, however, wai rife with loss of
Hfe, which placed the number at not
leu thou twenty-fire.
The structure was of an inflammable
character, and was quickly and utterly
consumed, lu its construction it was a
tiuderuox. During the night all was
confusion, and only the injured among
those who esrsprd were ascertained.
These included Judge S. N. Cooper,
whose legs were broken; Mr. Volney
Hill, internally injured, and several
other women uud children crushed and
Ituawll Hantaan Was There.
Among the visitors at the exhibition
was Riikh.11 Harrison, who had Just
been shown aliout the building by Vice
Preuideut Burbane, and had remarked
npou the inflammable character of the'
building and contents, and being assured
that it was being cureiully watched,
when the cry of fire was heard. Mr.
Harrison shouted: "Stand still! Stay
where you are and pass out orderly r
His voice was hwt in the uproar. He
had seen an infant lyin in a remote
part of the hull anleen within some rail
ings, and made a heroic effort to force
his way to it, to no purpose. Before he
reached the spot the locality was h
Partial List of lha Tlctlma,
Exclusive of those named abnre the
oitfualtivu so far as learned are as fol
lows: A. L. Haines, chief hydraulic engineer
of the Fort Worth and DeJiver ruilroad,
bo badly burned that he dinl.
A little girl aged 7 years, thrown
from a window in the second story and
W. R. Cruce, of New Orleans, fatally
I'. V. Evurts, of New Orleans, fatally
Mrs. A. E. Hecker, of Elgin, 111., bad
James S, DavU, of Eort Worth, ldly
Umria1 Sutler, of the Fort Worth and
Denver nai. Imilly luirmxl.
Mrs. W. A. V ianis, spine injured.
lrs. Kate Sjiencer, left arm broke and
Miss Leah Omts, of Weatherford,
right unu hrokeu in two places.
Jin. Li?.ic tirant, of Weatherford,
Biswll WilsoiC of St. Louis, a rail
road hand, leg biuken aud injured in
ternally. Mrs. W. R. Kennedy, of New Orleans,
politan Club Building,
ON SOUTH MAIN STREET.
Fronting 320 feet on South Main Street and 640 feet on the new
Market Street and 185 on Valley Street.
Ik Most Desirable Property Recently Offered in the City !
E. H. Fudge, of Chicago, jumped
from the third story, breaking one arm
and both legs, and is injured internally.
A Seena of Heme.
Within fifteen mfonteeof the break
ing oat ef the lire, 80,00 people were in
the grounds. The scene was agonizing.
Men and women rushed frantically from
crowd to crowd looking for loved ones,
fan many cams shrieking and crying.
Many ladies fainted. The loss will reach
260,000. The insurance is nominal.
Many of the exhibits were of historical
value, and are not included in this esti
mate. No estimate can be made ef
their value. The Elgin Watch Factory
Military bund lost all their instruments
and music, valued at (10,000.
Only Two Deaths.
fp to noon only two deaths hare re
sulted from the fire. The deaths were
eansed by the jumping of the men from
the windows of the Spring palace, alter
they had saved many women and chil
dren. GIVEN A SHORT CALL.
The Presidential Partral the Sratch-IrUH
Congreaa at I'ltLeiirg.
PrrrsDuna, June 8. The presidential
party, consisting of President Harrison,
Hon. William Windom, secretary of
treasury; Hon. John Wannmaker, post
master general: Hon. Jerry Rusk, secre
tary of agrionltnre, and the president's
private secretary, Elijah Halford, ar
rived in this oitr, from Cleveland, 0., at
7 o'clock Saturday morning.
A special committee of representative
citizens ana aeicgaies to ine oeoti n-insn
congress met the distinguished party at
the. Union station, headed by an escort
of fifty policemen, Companies (i and A
National guards of Pennsylvania and a
detail from Battery B and the Oreat
Western band. The party was taken to
the Monongoheia house for breakfast.
At 8:30 the same escort conducted the
honorable visitor to Mechanical hall,
wWnre the Smtch-Iriah oonirreHB is held.
A large andienee had already assembled
and warmly greeted the presidential
party. An informal reception, lasting
an bonr, was held, un leavlug the ball
three roosiug cheers were given the dis
tingniahed gentlemen. At 10 o'clock
they were again on their way to Wash
ington. Horrible fired of Jealous Mm.
Corhh CHKisTt, Tex., June 8. Theo
dore Weideuniuller, who hus been miss
ing since Sunday last, was the victim of
foul play. His murderers were jealous
of his popularity at a dance and took
linn six miles from his ranch, saturated
his clothes wi'h nl oil aud then set tire
to him. The body when found pre
sented a sickening aspect.
Struck by aa Kiprew Train.
Xonwicu, Conn., June J. An ex
press train en the New York and New
Kngland railway struck awognn con
taining fonrwisilen mill employes at a
crowing in Putnam Friday evening,
end Kabillard, who was driving, won
instantly killed, ami Frank Uartier and
two sisters named Duprey, were prob
ably fatal!" injur!.
Whole Square llnnied.
San Fuanctw-o, June 5. A whol
square of frame buildings in the swtiou
known as "Btitehertown." in Snntti San
Francisco, was dittiyed by fire, which
started in Horn ft ( 'Impliion's slaughter
house, early Saturday morning. Fif.een
horses were burned to death. The lose
is estimated st f'rfJ.OUO.
For lliifrraor of Alabama.
MoSTiioNEKY, Ala., June 8. Before
noon Saturday Jones, of Montgomery,
was nominated for governor on the thirty-fourth
ballot, all theauti -Kulb nien
having united ou him.
Penniman Property and Cosmos
$25.00 Cash on Day
Two, Three and Four Years, AT 7 PER CT. INTEREST.
Congressional Excursion to the
Monuments In a Perfect State
One Great Feature Is Very Cenintraons
By Its absence, and That la tha Proper
Marking of lha Position af the Confed
erate Lines During tha Oreat Struggle,
General Hawley't Plea.
Blur Mountain Housr, June t.
The congressional excursion to the battle
field of Gettysburg, given Memorial Day
by Col. Bachelder, the historian of the
Gettysburg Memorial association, proved
one of the moat interesting and successful
which ever went out of Waslungton.
About 100 members of congress and
twenty-five Washington correspondent
were of the party. The special train on
arriving ran out in succession on four
different roads which center in the
town, to the most Important points on
the field, and the whole battle waa ex
plained by Col. Butchelder.
Of recent years the Bomber or toe
battle monuments put np by the states
has rapidly increased, and it is to-day
the best marked field in the world. The
Ohio and Indiana monuinentsare among
the best. Mot only are there designs
appropriate and lieautiful and their exe
cution exi-elletit, but it is especially true
of the Ohio monument that they eon
tain more of the regimental histories
than is common with the other states.
Without exception they are in a perfect
state of preservation, and reflect great
credit upon all who had to do with erect
The whole line of earthworks for In
fantry and artillery are well preserved
on Ctilp's hill, along the entire length of
the Twelfth corps.
But with all the splendid work of
regiment, brigade divisions, corps and
states in marking the Union positions,
every one preeent at once turned to as
certain where the Confederate lines were,
what troops composed them, and
especially to impure how neat they were.
All except those who had carefully
studied oat the battle br the help of
others, or were fortunate to be with those
who bad personal knowledge were help
less. Except the one stone that marks the
spot where AmiisWs brigade pierced
the Union lines en Cemetery Hill there
is nothing on the field that tells whether
the enemy wa fifty yards or fifty miles
away, or even that thev were north of
the Potomac nt all. Except the facta
that the Union monuments tell of the
nianv deaths and wounds every ons
left the field feelinit that half the credit
due the Union troupe who fought there
was loot to them because there is noth
ing to show that the Confederates
charged up into their very faces with
out moving a man of them.
There was also a general feeling that
the government should have the whole
Held, and keep it as the best example of
eastern fighting. There is ne doubt that
moot of thoK who snw the field Friday
will give cordial support to Oon. Haw
ley's plan for designating the Confeder
ate lines of battle, m order to complete
the rontly work already done and make
it of full value to generations to come.
Visitors cuuihig east can now, by re
versing the Hue of travel described,
leave the Baltimore and Ohio at Shenan
doah junction, visit Antirtain, ascend to
A U 0
nn Z rzrz t7
on Execution of
the snlendid scenerv at the Blue Motuv
tain house and its vicinity, and then ride
directly to the Gettysburg field. It is a
trip that every traveler should take if
An immense concourse of citizens
from near and far swarmed into Gettys
burg to hear Senator Ing alls' memorial
DOCTORS AND THE CENSUS.
Inform atloa Aiked Par In Regard, to
Mortality aud Vital Statistics, and Why,
Washington, Jnne 8. Referring to
the criticisms of the circular sent to the
doctors throughout the country by Dr.
John S. Billings, surgeon U. S. A., in
charge of the division of mortality or
vital statistics of the eleventh census,
Superintendent Porter made the follow
"In the oensns of 1888 the questions
were substantially the same 1. e., to
ascertain who were insane, idiotic, deaf,
blind, deformed, maimed or rick. A
circular letter waa then sent to every
physician in the United States, inclosing
a schedule and asking for reports by
name of every insane or feeble-minded
person known to the doctor. No spe
cial objection was made. A very large
number of physician made such re
port, and the' result wa to add about
60,000 cases to the enumerator' return.
The success of this method suggested a
similar circular this year.
"In the eleventh census the same ques
tions have been nsed, and much the
same sort of circular letter sent to phy
sicians, but now they have been asked
to furnish information, not only with re
gard to the insane and idiotio, but with
regard to the blind, deaf and sick, the
purpose being to supplement the work
of the enumerators. It was supposed
that if the information given was kept
strictly confidential so far a individuals
are concerned, snd this was guaranteed
by the superintendent of census and by
Dr. Billings, and that if only table of
results were published, physicians would
be made to aid in making these tables
accurate, the nam was asked for in the
physicians' report simply to prevent du
plication, and aa soon a it is compared
the data as to age, sex, nature of in
firmity, etc., are copied on a card and
the physicians' report at once destroyed.
This card, which does not contain the
name, is what is nsed by census clerks
in compiling data."
Superintendent Porter said he thought
no blunder bad been made in following
the recommendations of the most emi
nent statisticians of this country and
Europe and of Dr. Belknap, who is him
self one of the most prominent men in
his profession in the United States.
The ereat mass of people of this country
are far too intelligent not to appreciate)
tne value or information wnlch would
be derived from a comparison of an
swer given and the importance of mak
ing such answers as accurate as possi
ble, especially when they have the as
surance that their answers, as regards
each individual, will be treated as con
fidential and all traces of the name de-
stroved as soon as the facts from sched
ule are noted on tabulated cards.
Physician C barged With Murder.
Kxoxviixa, Teen., June 8. Dr. 3.
W. Hannnm. a prominent physician of
Maryville, charged with the murder of
U. O. Wilson at that place, has been ar
rested aud is in jail at Bryson City, N. C
A lively legal contest is in progress over
the prisoner, and strong effort are be
ing made to keep him in North Caro
lina. Dr. Hannum. after the murder.
wandered about for days in the moun
tains in a half-dosed condition. He has
many friends, who will do all they can
to save him from the gallows. The rela
tives of Wilson are determined, and this
entire section is excited over the mur
der, arrest and probable outooine of it.
nnn n7? nn n
Come to the leading Dry
Goods House where you will
always find a good stock of
Dry Goods to select from.
Consisting of Brilliantines,
Cashmeres, Satines, Ging
hams, Lawns, Muslins, Ta
bio Liivui, Towels, &r, and
everything in the Dry Goods
An endless variety of Par
asols from the chenrHst to
We have the variety and
disposition to sell at a low
BOSTIC BKOS. & W1UGHT,
No. 11 N. Court Square.
W.A.Blaiu. J.V. Buown.
No. 3 Patton Avenue,
M'AFEE BLOCK, OPPOSITE BLAIR 0L0 STAN0
We are now ready, and in
vite our friends und the pub
ic generally to call and ex
amine our well noleeted stock
Which we are offering at rock
bottom prices. Undertaking
a special feature. Calls at
tendiil day or night.
Telephone, day 75, night G5.
BLAIR & BROWN.
GLEN ROCK HOTEL.
In ioo Feet of Central Passenger Depot.
ASIIEVILLE, N. C.
A modern firat clan hotel. Hot and colli
It Ire trie hella in every mom. Ooen lire In
room, lunch counter, dKitr and newa ntand
trie utreet com pans noor every zu m mulct,
20 mlnutea for meal a.
BATES, 0 a.O PER DAY.
Aa G. HALLYBURTON, Prop.
J. H. RRVAN and WALTER URF.KN, Clcrka.
ROUND KNOB HOTEL.
McDowell County, N. C.
AN HOUR'S RIDE FROM ASHEVILLE ON
A short itUtantx (torn the foot of the Pinnacle of the Mo Ridge, from which balsamic
ItrecKS arc constantly blowing. The scenery
water pure and abundant.
LITIIIA WATHR A PKW BTIil'8 PROM
Opens Jane 1st. Far Tenna, addreaa
May Come aud go, but we
DID YOU HEAR
We hare Htraw Hats 1 cent to 00 cents each. Splendid line of Shoes cheaper than anr
ether house see them. Nine and Ten Quarter Shirting by the eaae. Print., Gtaighaaia,
See., Sec, nt any price you would uk them. Some all Silk linn Ouodi IS cents per yard.
Would say more but this will convince yon.
Abbeville Dry Goods Co.,
J. O. HOWBI.L, Manager.
At old itnnd. 1st door hrlnw Pennlman A Co.'. Hardware More.
TRK LKADINU '
V WINE AND . LIQUOR STORE .
IN THE STATE.
FINE SAMPLE AND BILLIARD ROOM.
i. a. .A.o..4.nT. M.g.r. I NO. 43 S. MAIN ST.. ASHEVILLE, t C
and 25 per cent
water and batha Md toilets on ererr ? floor.
office and sTatea la bed rooma. Oftce. dintn
and bar and billiard room on ffrat floor. Wee
k left at una aua Danville railroad eating bouae,
THE WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD,
la picturesque, walks wild aad varied, aad
HI.HCTRIC tWLL AND BATH ROOMS.
UIVKM TO FAMILIKS.
BULOW ERWIN, Proprietor.
are Here to Sell Goods and are
WHAT WE SAID?