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CITIZEN THE DAILY CITIZEN DcHvcml to VMturi In any part of the City. BOARDING, WANTS) . I For Rent, and Loat Notice Una or leai, 38 Cent for Ore Month Tft'O Weeks, or tea Sue. ii.lc. Q each insertion. ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST i, 1889. VOLUME V. NUMBER 95. THE iIsKM -Urea l'LAIXFIELD'S WOE Till-: DAMH IIHOKI- ANI FI.OODH lASIK, HrlnicliiK With Them UcHolntlon and KitormouH Duiiiuire other New Jeraey Towiih Wuahed Out No Live Were I.oh. KIC." Plainfikui, N. J-, July 31. The dam age bv thcflooil is greater tlinn was nt first supposed. Eight dams in all were washed away near here. The water rushing through a break in the I'eltville (lain, carried away and completely ob literated two smaller dams IkIow Secly's pnr mill nt Scotch Plains. The loss is $10,MM. Scotch IMaiiis is entirely sub merged, but the loss is small. The dam age in the business portion of I'hiinlicld caused bv the breaking of the tiers of the dam is niit less than $3,000; fifteen large brick buildings are undermined, and in a dangerous condition. Somerset street is impassable, lving -vivlw I away in great gaps, livery bridge in l'laiiilirld, Fairwood and "Warren townships is washed awav. The loss to counties will reach $10,000 for bridges alone. New Brooklyn dnm was swept away. Little damage was done because t is an ok'i countrv. N lives were lost anil no otic was hurt. Mad the break occurred at night instead of the afternoon, a different story would have In lie told. It is be lieved that the loss in and near I'lainl'tcld bv this storm will reach $lo0.ooo. flic wiiter has entirely subsided, and repairs arc licing rapidly made. L.VTiiii The fust dam to break in the vicinity was at I'eltville, live miles north of here". The bleak ocelli led at t- o 'clot I; and the rush ol water carried away and absolutclv obliterated two smaller dams below it at Secly's paia-r mill, causing a loss of $JO,O0O. The water i ttslu d on ,1,11m to Scotch I'lains completely inuii- d.Uiug the village. Cellars were Hooded dating the village. Cellars were an I nU the bridges were swept swept aw. i. batlly dalll oinitliim it is The llaptist clitircii nere is nwcil. and the ccinctcrv suit badly washed out, ami in many places exposing the graves. A. I'. Shcpard's place was completely lloodtd, and lllc llcrbv lur mill here lost Sio.ooo in slock and machinery. The great body wa ter divided, apart of it forcing its way across the fields until it reached Cedar brook, a little stream running through the eastern portion of I'lainlielil. The brook became a river anil then a lake, and a portion of I'lainfnl.l's choicest resident locality was under water up to the lii Kt stories of the houses, liven household has its losses. The heaviest loser here isJobMali, mayor of the town who owns niore than one hundred ol these liandsoiuc dwellings. His piocrty is damaged to the extent of $jo,ihio. The jiropcrty of Leo Halt, electrician, is badly damaged and II. Ilowcrs loses $,"1,1100 by damage lo his furniture. James II. Martin loses several valuable cows. The I'ark Avenue llaptist church was threatened with destruction, its founda tion was washed, but the building is sale, though damaged to the extent of $:!, 1100. Many gallant rescues were made in this part ol the town of ieoplc who la-coming frightened uttcmpud to leave their house's and were caught in the Hood, Kugciic Snini. assistant lire chief, was swept down the stream while out in n boat assisting others, but was res cued by means of roiics thrown to him. The breaking of the piers of the dam threatened to cut a big swath through tlie business portion of the town. The Jbrook which runs throne h that nart ol the place is bridged over with buildings on Somerset street, but the space underneath was not sulli cicnt to curry oil thcwater.aud it backed tup into the street. Somerset street was six lect under w.ter. Martin's black smith shop and several smaller buildings were lifted and thrown m a hcapiiilo the middle of the street. French's mill was undermined ami stands suspended over a vn wning gap. His carriage factory is tot tering and may fall. Illimcn's hotel stands with Its foundation exposed to the very bottom. Hiram's carriage shop is badly damaged, and Kyerson's carriage reposi tory wus damaged to the extent $1 ,000. Among the louses ure the following: French Tiros., $11,000; L. M. French, car riage factory, $,000; Homau's carriage 1 factory, $3,000; Hlinicn's hotel, $0,000. In Somerset street there is n gully thirt feet wide and twenty deep, flic gat mains are broken and sewers discon nected. The Music Hall, in which Pockstndtcr's trouic was playing, was damaged $,000. The corner ol the foundation is washed out, anil the stage litis sunk twenty lect. The breaking of Wilson's dam, in Washington Valley, let down Mil immense body ol water to the dam ut Wetnuipka i'alls. Little damage was done until Hie masonry, which was Imilt supplementary to the natural tails, jjave wav, when n'lnrgc mass of water, thirty feel high, fairlv le.iied against the falls." The masonry nnd rocks tumbled togetlier, nnd what was once a pic turesque resort, is absolutely gone. Coddiugton's ice house, barns and mills were swept awny, involving u loss ol $:0,O(K). Stony "Brook goes through a funning country, west ol the town, so that the 8ubsci"ucnt damage was slight. Ill the lil'ty-lwo lurgc bridges in I'nion county, thirty are said to lie gone, in volving a loss to the county of more than $300,000. No lives were lost mid no serious casualties ure reported. The loss ol live stock is slight. Altogether eight dams in I'laiiiheld and within four miles of the town, were washed awav. The breaking ol tin new ItriHiklyn dain, two miles south, and the one ut Ciulnius' caused but little serious damage other than the washing out ol the roads. The washout at the ltei kiunn Street railroad bridge cnuseil greut ociny in travel, only one of tlie four tracks be ing sate. Nkwahk, N. J , July 31. Keports from all over Kssei county tunicate mat tnc damage by tlie storm which is still rag- inir will b. much greutcr than was ilioiiL'bt Inst liiL'ht. llloomfield sullered most bv the brenkrng of Fritz's dam. Kiftv fiimilies. were driven from tlieir house, but no lives were lost or injury inflicted. Tlie water is sulwiding this morning and t! people are returning to their houses. In Orange, tba water it subsiding A confectioner from this city, named Man child, was driving across the bridge at Maple wood hist night when the struct ure araa carried awav.- He was onrried down with the torrent, together with his liorat and wngon, and was anally rcscu ,1 bearrowd of men from south Orange. -Trams en the Norris and Essex road are nnvinir slowlv throuch Orange. The rrrntKt nrnirebeiision is felt at Mutuant, A wauh has been placed oa the dam of the Oranse reserroir, two and m half miles from town, and 200 feet above it. Peopee are prepared to move at a mo ment notice, j t Newlin.N.., Jalf 31 .The dam at Van Srekle mills pond, at Willborn, broke early thia tauraimr. and ttoe ecajng tlieir homes. Household goods nnd other property were earried nwny. People fled 111 terror. It is impossible to drive over the thoroughlnres. THE BLACK DIAMOND, TheCanacIlauaAccunlnKthe Rmh of Piracy. Tohonth Julv HI. A special disintch to the Empire from Ottawa savs: "The latest account of piracy by tlie I'nited States authorities 111 Hearing Sea contin ues to be much discussed in official circles. A dispatch has liecn received at the fish eries department from Mr. linker, M. P., giving additional particulars of the seiz ure nfthc Itlack I'iamond. It np)ieare that the vessel was seized when seventy miles from land. Mr. linker says that ft strong feeling of resentment and indigna tion has been engendered nmoiig the in habitants of Ilritish Columbia by this wanton outrage, nnd that n meeting "of tite citizens of Victoria is to lie held to express their indignation. This dispatch was under eonsiilemtion by the council vcsiciday. 1'ntil the ollieial report is be fore the Covernincnt no action can lx taken, and the Minister of Customs ac cordingly telegraphed to the collector at Victoria to forward full particulars with out loss ol time. Collector llnndy's re ply was received by the Hon. Mr. Howell last evening, but it iipiicars that the in formation which he has to give is 110 lnlli r than that already published. Keller lor (lie Htitrvluu; MlnerM. Cinc.wio, July ,'11 , Congressman Law ler and other nteilllicrs of the Itilsitlcss Men's Rclicl 'Committee lelt this morning with additional supplies for the hall t.trveil locked outcoai niincrsatStrcator. III. A reporter talked with Mr. (iecrahtr wlnise business in Slieatcr has Ir'cii well iiicti ruined by the miners trouble, licet, ihty has Iatu in Milwnukecforsonic tl.tvs s'.li'-iting nlief. W'c have two car loads of provisions to distribute to-day, said (nvrulily, "but what will that amount lo, when divided among li.ooo starving miners, the maiorilv of whom are married men with families? It wilt scarcely last two flays for the poor Icl lows. The condition of tliciucllisalmost iti'lihcribablc. 1 call truthfully say. many people .ire actually starving. Itnbics ami children cry lor bread, and wallow in the muddy streets; for their mothers h ive become callous to their cries, ami do not seem to mind it. They say but little, ami complaints are not frequent; tltey just keep sik nt in their misery. A tew arc very proud, and anecl to lie light-hearted, when they have hot a thing to c.'iLiu the house. 1 tell you, it is hor rible, and no one can realize the awful snlleriugs until he gets t ight 111 the midst of it. iiusiuess has gone to smash, and stagnation rules every where. Unless the miners are given work soon or further relief comes, you will soon hear of sonic Meatus trout actual starvation. (ietlillK Kill ol HullluilKlNtH, P. his. iolv Ml . The 'Houlangisls have thrown most of their detent on deputy Tnnpietl. who insisted that I'icneral lotilaugvr contest over 00 cantons. They held that the ticueral should have become a candidate only in districts where his political strength was sutlicient to warrant a ltoK ol success. The gov ernment is more active than ever 111 the woi k in getting rid of lloulangist othee holders. The mayors of kciutcs. Antrum mid Treiguac, all Houlangisls, have liccn nistcd. The Journal Dcs Debuts savs that the coup ineiiitatcil ny t,euerai iiouiangei las tailed. I'.lt.vptlim Warlike operntloiiM. Caiho. f ill v HI. Col. Wodehotisc re ports that the main bodv of the insur gents under command of Nad-cl-Jumis, is etieamiK'd on the lulls three miles .Nort 11 I Aim Simleha. Nad-cl-iiniis has tormed water deMits. Active skirmishing still iroeecds iKtv.ccn l.gytian patrols ami .'.iv I'ervisl: i.uiposis. The Dervishes ,vito I1..1I oe i:pii.d the village of Toski, were ilrivcii out pvine r.gvpnans, leaving the botlies of lltirtv lour ol their minilxr who had lint kilkd. A niutilier ol Dervishes were captured. Cciicral Cireii tell and his stall have left Korosko for '1'oski. Hclii-mc to I"acllv Ireland. Loxpox, inly 31. Kelerring to the miinv rcmeiues tiroposeii lor tnc prevail ing discontent ill Ireland, Lord Randolph Chuichili, in Ins scccli at llirmiiiglinm last night, recommended as a final solu tion, a loan ol not IcssthautMoO.OOO, 000 to enable tenants to buy their hold ings, local bodies controlling rale col lected revenues to become security for tlie payment of the loan. He lKiuued out that this scheme inailc it necessary that Ireland remain under the inijici'ial parlia ment. Mrs. Mu brick Ilead NotUullty Livi-:ni'ooi., lulv 31. Mrs. Florence Lli.abclh Mavbrick. American, who charged with having killed her husband, ames Mavbrick, bv administering ar senic to linn, was arraigned lor trial to day. The court room was crowded with IK-opte anxious to hear all the details of the case. When called upon to plead to the indictment, the prisoner replied, "not guilty. . tttoriu unci Mliiltliiu: of MteniuboatH, St. Lous. Inly 31. A very violent storm 1 Hissed over New Madrid, Mo., and vicinity Monday evening, doing great damage U the cotton and corn crois. Two Tittle stcamlioats, tlie Arkniisas City and the Carl Schtin, lying at New Madrid, were totally destroyed. Loss $1-1,000. 1 lie warehouses at lip-. tonville and Luzelle landing were blown down. ANeitro Makes ttaiue ofliidtana, Ciiicaoo, luly 31. At Strentor, III. yesterday, f . II. Tollivcr, a negro of Nashville, Tenn., shot two Indians con nected with n circus. The wounds of one nt least will prove fatal. All the Indians were on a big spree the night before, and abused the negro in various ways, cut minnting in his shooting two of them. Certuaa Ktnperor Visits England, Hkhlin. lulv 31 .Emperor WillinnTleft WillK-lmshnven to-dny tor England. His Mnicstv was accompanied by a stiundron of war shis. fter the departure of the kmperor, the r.mpress return ea to uerun by railway. John 1 la the Tolls. Nbw Vosk, luly 81. Jhn L. Sullivnit. was arrestca nere mis evening upon a mtttisilion warrunt signed by Gov. Hill and taken to police hcadiitiurters in a close carriage to awuit the transfer to Mississippi. Battery Park is crowded with visitors and the Swannanaa has only a few va cant rooms WfU .1 Over seventy-fire people are at the Moantain Park hotel at Hot Springs. A BKII.UANT EVENT Wait tlie Qernian u) Battery Park ' Taeitday NlKtat. One of the most delightful germans. given in Asheville this season was that at Battery Park, Tuesday evening, led by Mr. Sam B. Waters and Mis John ston, both of Charlotte, N. C. The beauty of the Old North State, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Virginia and Louisiana wns well represented. About twenty couples participated iq tlie dn nee, the chnperones being Mesdnmcs McBce, Hnrwnod, Jackson and Clark. The fol lowing is a list of the ladies, whose hand some costumes are also given : Miss Johnston, Charlotte, N. C, white crcic wool and silk, pearls. "Mias Polk, Nashville, Tenn., white silk ami tulle, roses. Miss Sadie Tucker, Kulcigh, N. C, vieux roscrisidn green, natural flowers and diamonds. Miss Bessie Tucker, Kaleigh, white silk and lace, diamonds. Miss Clarke, Atlanta, Cm., white bro cade silk, crystal front, diamonds. Miss Katie Hclian, New Orleans, white china silk. Miss llclmn, New Orleans, while ere.- dc chine, jicnrls. Miss Pcniiitunu, Asheville, black tulle and silk. Miss Miller, Kaleigh, black lace, roses, nipin-mnrtues. Miss Connelly, Atlanta. 0a., white silk mull, cherry trimmings. Miss Payne, New Orleans, white point l'esprit, diamonds. Miss Newton, Norfolk, Yn., black silk, en Irniuc, diamonds. Miss Washington, Nashville, Tcuu., pearl gray silk, diamonds. Miss ChalV, New Orleans, pink creie dc chine, roses. Miss Ilarwooil, Atlanta, 0a shell pink silk-anil lace, diamonds. Miss Frances Harwnod. Atlant 0a. pink china silk, Knrls. Miss Maitlaud, Ashevilk', blue gau.e ami silk, icarls. Miss Maitland, Ashevilk', white India silk, orange trimmings. Miss Siuythc, Charleston, S. C, blue silk and net, diamonds. Miss Jackson, Atlanta, 0a., pink silk, roses. The gentlemen were, Messrs. Sam H. Waters and Myers, Charlotte, N. C; Frazicr, Ilranch anil Crump, Kichmoiid, Va. ; Frost and Sinvthc, Charleston, S. Skinner, Sherwood and lliggin- botlian, Chicago; Mernmon, Kaleigh; McNecly, Salisbury; Clarke, Atlanta, 0a.; and Murphy, vt addell, rcnner, Mcr- riinon, Carson, Child and Price, if Ashe ville. A Ureal Furniture House. A happy business combination has just licen perfected by which thcfirmofManii, Johnson & Co,, succeeds the old firm of Shcpnrd, Mann & Johnson, and thclllnir Furniture Company, consolidating the stocks of nil these linns, and combining in its operations one of the largest and I icst appointed lurniture houses in the South. It cannot be otherwise with the exK'rience acquired, with the skill of workmen, the infection of machinery, and facilities for obtaining material in the I'nited States a fact now fully rec rgnized by the great furniture manufac turers ol the North and Northwest, The beauty of the North Carolina woods is uneqiiuled, und it is at once a pride and n luxury to come into possession of a set or even of a single article, of furni ture made out of our North Carolina mountain wood, put up by the skillful and tasteful hands uf the linn we refer to. And we scnk not Irom n conjecture of what thev can do, hut with the knowl- dgc of what they havc done, all of which is widely known and approved. ;oImk on well. We are informed that the committee in charge of the scheme to purchase n lot to secure the investment ol $50,000 by Mr. IVmens for a very important industrial enterprise, reKirt that they have secured $o00 to perfect the plan. Now, close up the ranks. We are also informed by the same au thority that tlie purpose to aid the firm of Willinmson & Hart, so largely sufferers bv the recent ftrc, so fur from being aban doned, is actively prosecuted, nnd that contributions arc i.iade to the fund for their relief as well as the Dcniens fund, in about equal proportions. There is no design to discriminate against the two former gentlemen, if the aid proioscd be acceptable to them. Wont Pay the Bllla. Washington, luly 30. Acting secre tary Bachelor has issued an order sus , . 11 1 ti 1.- pcnning payment un uu oins aKiuum viic treasury department for telegraphing during the current fiscal year. This action is based upon a letter from the Postmns ter General to the Secretary of the Treas ury, in which be says: "Inasmuch as the Question of fixing rates for the gov. crnment telegrams during the current fiscal year is still unsettled, I have the honor to request that yon will please suspend the payment of any telegraphic bills against your department, or any branch thereof, until the official promul gation by this department of the order nxins rates in question." Bond offerings to-day $2100, all ac ceiited at 128 for fours and 10671, for four and balls. The Celebrated Pacer Dead. Iolikt. 111., lulv 31. The fast pacing stallion Sir Thornton was found dcud in his stall at the Joliet race track this morning. It is repurted that the cause of his death was indigestion brought on by cooling off two soon after his remark, able performance at Aurora. L- 1 1 A meeting of the contributing member if the Mission Hospital wiH be add at the Hospital Saturday afternoon at 6 o'clock. EUROPEAN LETTERS. THE FIRST OF THK CITIKEK'S . PBGIAa. KstlKM Treat of the Mteerlcss of Mai de Her, and the Trials and Trltmla. Hon of a Vos-aireur on Hla Flrat Trip Acroaa the Pond, istc. On Boabo Steamship Ni-vada,) . July 8, 1HNU. ( - DditorCitixrn l A real nice company we are. us to-dny assembled on deck and looking in all directions for a glimpse of terra hrma. Not a sign to nc seen in any direction to dispel the illusion with which one is apt often to natter himself, t lint w compose th whole world. Not a sail dots the horizon. We may fancy that no other humanity exists outside of this ship, but that the heart ol each voynifeur is full of the dear ones, young und old, nt home. Notwithstanding our crowded staterooms and unusual fare, we are all determined like Marl Taplcy to Ik- jolly under nil circunislniu.s. We will see how this holds when the- wind rises, causing the ship to roll and that terrible will ik mer to apicar. Anyone who can sustain his jollity under this trial will deserve n crown indeed. Our ship moves very smoothly forward but is not as comfortable as wc were led to exiect, nnd alow to a degree. Already we regret that we had not advised you not to exjiect to hear of our landing tic fore the 20th. The staterooms lire small and ivoorlv furnished, and terribly crowded. Wc, ourselves, are in one wit h seven jolly companions. Eight men in a compnrtnien measuring Sxl5 feet, and to live-there for the next ten or twelve days! The ladies are cipmlly crowded and very uncomfortable, but they on very brave, and do all in their power to keep up the npicanincc of enjoyment. Kind Mrs. llrodnax has already estab lished a class ol infants in French, our selves included in the nunilicr, so that wc may hope to take care of our sous in Paris. Yes, wc North Carolinians, enlightened by a few Carolinians, will siirvivcthedis comforts of this voyage, for a merciful Providence has blessed us with the prom ise of a tine 8icll of weather. The ocean is as calm as a lake; scarcely a icrcepti blc swell. Hy a huge cllbi't sonic of the IKtrtv have gottou up an apiicarance ol seasickness, biityourcorresisindeiitisnot 1111I to such a mental exertion, and therefore continues as well as if on the delightfully smooth streetsof Asheville. We were advised hy a tricml never to say on board ship "waiter" or "porter," but always steward, and wc havc religiouslv done so, but sad to sav.no re- sHiusive courtesy has followed this talis man. It ever we catch one ol these loug lcgged dirty Scotch stcwartlsntotirhomc we will take our revenge hy inviting him to take a walk over our city's sidewalks. This delightfully beautiful ocean, whosc tints of emerald tinged with golden sun shine, we have never seen adequately por trayed on canvass, lint most nearly n(i proximnted by those sweet pictures of Mr. Church. How can our unskilled pen attempt to descrilie thescnsationsoftiiis. our first voyage! (Hi, heavens! lust ns wc are beginning to get up a poetic turor there is the licll lor lunch, and we must sink our high-flown thoughts to the level of hard tack and century-old butter nud enter once more the arena in a struggle tor lite with our steward. Wc will give you a few words more when wc have finished gulping down our hard tack und our wrath. HANKS OF NliWFOl SDI ANP. July 11. How few of us realize the size of our continent! Here we have Iki'ii sailing due east from New York for four days and nights, and this wretched ship is slow. We estimate that wchuvemnde successfully one-third of the (list n nee to Glasgow, and yet here we are only south of Newfoundland, you might say still in American waters, 1 lie temperature is nleasantly mild, owing probably to the mtlucncc ol the gulf stream, which is bet ter than the disagreeable cold of yester day. Our good party may be on deck nnd we trust will be in better health than yesterday. A sight of these magnificent waves and the drinking in of God's dcur sunshine und pure air wit) do them good, and truly they get but little Help from man in tiwir agony, for the woful nuil tit mer has npiearcd, and most woful has been the tyrant's onslaught. Standing as we now do, taking a uird'seyc view of the deck, we must. wonder "Is this what one calls a pleasure excursion ?" Proba bly fifty ladies, most of them teachers who have been working hard and need all the rest tlieir short vacation can give them, to ennble them to resume their arduous duties, many of them evidently in luitl health, and at this moment under going worse sufferings than the most or thodox pains ol lielieiiiin. our very heart bleeds for theui ns with pale, dis traught visage, each at intervals stag gers to the tuflrnil in the vain endeavor to vomit tnc tacks 01 tlieir siloes into tnc sea. At times we cannot re I rain n smile as the proverbial "Oh, my! comes lip from one after unother, hut our smiles in dicates no hick of sympathy, for indeed we would Uo all 111 our lower to help them if we only knew how to liegin. One sweet young girl faintly thanks us for bathing her aching head, and says: "Oh, please just let me die, and do nothing to help me. Iain so miserable, Mv poor mother! Why did I ever leave her for this homble voyager es, indeed, why ? wc wonder, The cost on this shin is certainly low. Thirty-five dollars from New York to Glasgow is not .much, but the accommo dations are in proportion, and both rooms and table (id I fur short of our ex pectations from descriptions we have heard of an ocean palace. Our people seem variously affected, gen erally intense nausea, anu oit repeatea and terrible retchings, but occasionally the symptoms are altogether different, beinir intense headache nud icy coldness, esiecinlly of hands and reel. From this terrible pain one young gin 11ns just be come entirely delirious, frightening nil around her terribly. Wc being almost the only well man, helped her toner berth, where one brave lady niter another canar to Iter helu in the lew moments interven ing between their attacks of devotion to Ncutune and bis denitens. Wereit not for tlie intrinsic merit of our good people, especially the ladies, this sort of thing would be totally un bearable. But they are so sweet, long suffering and endure their troubles with so moca fortitude and patience a lesson indeed to us stern men which wc may do well to copy, Kind Mrs. llrodnax forgets her sickness in efforts to amuse and interest all around her. Her French class is, with as. the feature of the day. Please sec a French editor to translate our next let ter, because yon no doubt perceive bow great difficulty wc find in writing with our usual pure Angk-Saxo accent and aous a rues erur out Lt Ckona at com nrtnnt pa notra lungHge F rancai'ssv Of those most deeply touching our sym pathy ant Mrs. Kenan, of Wumingtou, and Miss Hickey, of Danville, Va., both of whom have suffered most dreadfully, and still look fearfully. Much ns ween- iov their company when well, wc do in deed wish they were in their comfortable homes to-day. Of the men we are the most fortunate, having entirely escaped seasickness, which we in part attribute to our well known wisdom on which the E.J. plcas- nntly rcmnrkeil, hut chiefly totttediet we have selected for our first trans-Atlantic pleasure tour. French brandy nnd hard tack has been our constant source of con solation and aunnort. .Our vouner com panion, Erwin Sluder, has been violently ill, and still suffers very much, but has been himself like a real man and made the best of his bad surroundings. The miseries of mal dc mer no one enn even imagine save the sufferers. Not being one of the afflicted, we can only note the personal appearance of our poor friends which, indeed, touches us to the heart. We have never seen evidence of such intense nausea, and the stomach lieirjg empty, the retching ismost painful. We fancy that a little pure, wholesome food might cause relief, even if at once rejected. Wc thought once of giving yon n pen picture of us us we lire, but it would be cruel. You must come and see for yoursclf, if you wish to, but wc arc in clined to think that you will consent to remain 111 ignorance, although lor our selves we do not regret it. It has been 1111 cxiicricnee lor n Itletimc, only wc are- glad we did not succeed ill urging soinc of our friends to conic too. There nrc sonic redeeming traits, yes many of them, livcryonc is so consider ate and anxious to help each other, and so grateful for help when extended to themselves. Then, too, even thciesthctic is not altogether wanting. For instance, it wns lovely last night, as the poor suf ferers were silling on deck ill the moon light, nnd Dr. Marshall says: "Young folks, stipiHisc we have prayers licforc wc go to lied," and with ready consent the puny, seasick voices swcclty sing Abide With Me," and ourparson, without book or gown, commends us till to His care who can and will bring ns to "the haven where we would Is'," but will it lx- with ii grateful sense of His goodness, or will wclorget 1 1 1111 when health ami happiness returns? .Yois vemms. IN AN OCKAN Fill',. July 13 We have often heard a fog described, but only now have wc cxiei-i-cuccd 011c, and we have concluded that it, like many of ihc curiosities of ocean life, isnotworthexiicriencing. Forforlv- cighl hours, it has surrounded us, auwith a dark and misLv pall ; our - rogrcss has at times liccu very slow, the dismal fog horn blows every minute, at hrst it was distressing in perverting sleep, but wc have Ix-eomc so used to 11 as to lake it for a lullaby, and find ourselves watch ing lor its return. The decks ure soak ing and shpiHTV, but arc prelerred lo the stuffy saloons and state rooms, to which latter we only resort on command ol the stewards at 11 o'clock, and leave as arly as a rav of light can pierce the dingy gluss of the loop hole. A slight westerly wind pushes the tog along with us and only with u change of breeze can we luqie for relief 1 he officers ot this ship seem tnitliliil and comjx'tctit, the captain has kept his post on the bridge unceasingly, and at each Ih-IIs through the night the cry of the watchman assures us all is well. The purser is by all odds the most ngrce ible gentlemen we have met since wc left New York. A Norwegian of extensive ed ucation, most courteous in manner, and doing his utmost to make us comforta ble ; it is ever a real pleasure to know such a man. ami wc do hojicouractpiaiii tancc may lie prolonged. liven the pain and suffering of seasick ness 111 11st have an end, the sea is smooth again, the ship rolls very little, our folks all brighten up; last night we took to the saloon and made it bright nud lively with games and chat ting. Once more Dr. Marshall reminds us to say "Our Father" and now we will sit, as we sug gested, all ure bright und happy. Will they remember now? Yes the young girls lay aside their cards, the backgam mon Hoards arc closed, and almost u hushed silence prevails, but we must ex- ect some young tolks to be thoughtless, A few beardless men must give proof of their manhood, their umuscment cannot be suspected even for u moment; nu inso lent steward accompanies the service with a lHipptng of corks, but no matter, He will remember nil His children and that is the main part alter all. stii.l in run Foe. Sunday Morning, luly 1. If we knew the name of this post-office, wc would head this letter differently. The fog is still with us and surrounds the ship caus ing much discomfort on deck, ond ap parent anxiety, as evidenced by extra care on the part of our captain, but with- 1 1 11 ill ail is nngiiier itnu iiuppn-i. in'n wonderful it is that we can so soon udapt ourselves to surrounding circumstances. The ship, which on Sunda last wc de scribed as beastly, is to-day a haven of rest, which wc hope will enable us all to lift our hearts to thai Haven where we trust all. "the muck mid the dead will lie gathered together ill God'sgood time, in rest nnd felicity. The decks ure ns sloppy, the stewards not ouite as saucv, tlie state-rooms us close, the food a little improved surely, otherwise wc cannot conceive how wc could enjoy it ns we Uo. The porridge. which one week ago, we rejected with the utmost contempt and scorn, is now a real attraction, strong enough to draw the laziest from their downy couch ut seven o'clock. Last evening we assembled in the su loon nnd enioved some sweet music from several young ladies. Miss l!ichiirch'8 sweet voice brought forth sincere ni- plause, which she kindly recognized by civinc us un encore. Also some ucnimiui rccuillioun were rendered with spirit, and on behalf of our party and State, wc tender our thanks to Miss Wilson of West Virginia for her most excellent repetition of Laska, which lieiiiB encored, nave us the pleasure ol hearing well said The Shadows, Then Mr. Ilarrcll who presided us sec retary of the Teachers Assembly assisted by Prof.Smith. rend somccxtracts from an exceed inirlv uncut lournui, tne newiouno- land Cbautauauau of this day's issue, 01 wnicn 1 lie cuiiorim bikii w v'iiin.ii of our voiimr ladies, headed as we guessed r 1. l 11 1 . . . . 1 I ,..,' nn ....1 by Prof. Winston of Chapel Hill, who noiwunsiamilllg nia acuBn-Kiicsa ami painfully contriving, adds to the pleasure of all who can read aim. This most enterprising daily, might take rank with the best of newsiuipcrs, presenting its renders with lull press dis patches, taken en-route from the cable which is "ten thousand Leagues under the sea" on which we are sailing, and such editorial advice, as Tim Citiikn may do well to copy, except that it would draad the criticism of its esteemed cotem pornrjr the E.J. which you know never spirroves of good things. The staunch steamship Nevada," con t filiated to the entertainment, kx cream and fruits which wc much appreciated. Well, we are dressed for church, that is to say we have obeyed our good wife's injunction to be sure to shave each day. When confessing our sins this morning our conscience smote us with the reflec tion that we had forgotten her com mands, so forthwith we uttacked our rough countenance with a rusty razor. Oh, how we longed for the manipulation of one of our tonsorinl friends of Ashe ville! But bravely we proceeded with our task, anu see what success has at tended our efforts. Why, the bloody Wallace is put to shame by our stream ing gore, nnd wc arc a worthy represent ative of the Mack Douglass, who Ire team to have been our progenitor. Our throat is slashed from ear to ear, And mill the heard doth there nppear. Hut, however, we will not leap further into poetry, but taking pity oil you will go back to philosophy, and sny the stem rough character ol the Scotch na tion is no longer u matter ol surprise to us. This kind of porridge, nnd one more such shave will make us as fierce as Julius Ciesar himself. Moreover, a careful study of the Highlander's character has reyealed to us a talisman by which we have liecn able to reach the" heart and bring to light the hidden courtesy of out steward. We will give our discovery to the world, as it will not be patented. We were anxious to take some food to a sick lady on deck, and asked for a spoon. "Oh, no; against the ship's rules; lost, I will have to pay for it." "Sir," wc replied, jingling n few six IKiiees in our pocket, "would a deposit of fifty sovereigns Iw sufficient to secure its return? It not, let us say 100 it is quite immaterial to us." He erics 1 akc it, by till means, my dear sir. Is there aught else we can do for you or any ol your friends ? If so, com mand us, pray. An rcvuii . OFF TIIIC IRISH COAST. Inly 17. The longest vovnge must have an end, and wc arc now assured that to-morrow we will see land onci more, and press our mother earth with our delighted soles. Our cxiicricnecof a sea voyage has In-cn a terrible-disappointment tons. Ilschiel distinctive features, have liecn fog, and monotony. Und wc been able to assem ble in a cointorlable saloon and lo have sonic music, etc., the tedium would not have Ikcii felt nearly so much. No one Iccls disposed to read much nud the sub jects of conversation arc exhausted, and even so distinguished a linguist as your correspondent finds trouble in making luinsell at all limes interesting. The continuance ol the fog for six days and nights, we considered at the time rather trying bill now look back upon it as a blessing in disguise, as it ciitcrLained us with thedrend that our captain might miss his reckoning while the sun was ob scured, and we lie several thousand ot miles out of our course, but now his cal culations are verified antl even this excit ing topic is lost. On the whole our con clusion is thai Kuropc must lie very line lo pay lorttie discoinlorlsot this voyage, and we cannot think it a desirable step for our teachers, nor do we think that one-tenth of the company would hesitate to give the lull cost of their trip if it could only hint them safely at home to-tlay. So much time has liecn consumed in failure to start at appointed time anil in extreme length of voyage, thai their mo tions will lx most hurried and scarce 11 satisfactorily glance can lie had at those things which they havctraveled so far to see and enjov. One of the curious things to us is the difference in time, as arc sail eastward. At our rate ot sliced we estimate that we gain about one minute in each hour. So that our watch which still holds fast to New York time is something near four and n half hours slow at this time. Not remembering this we were startled this morning when we went on deck as usunl at daybreak to liutl our watch marking 11.30 p. in. For the first time in several days wc arc surrounded by a large number ot gulls (sea gulls wc mean, having plenty of ordinary gulls 011 hoard ) which indi cates our approach to shore. The log has gone nud the bright sun is delightful, provided one can get protected from the bleak wind. As cold almost as ours in Ilecember. Good-bye, a lew lines from Glasgow to-morrow wchoie. Will wind up this Icnglliy epistle. My right-hand neighbor at the tabic styles it: "The first epistle of Thomas to the Ashcvill inns." T. W. P. FOLKS VOll li NOW. WlioThey Arei Where The v Are, and What They Are Doing. Mr. Geo. II. Smnthcrs, of Wayncsvillc, is in the city. Rev. W.D. Akcrsand Chas. W. Malone went to Kuoxvillc last night. Mr. liugenc D. Carter, solicitor of the criminal court, has gone to Marion, , Prof. A. M. Carroll, of the city graded schools, has returned from a visit to Raleigh. Mrs. Clark, representative of the St. Louis Republic, is in the city in the inter est of that journal. Mr. F. P. Miiiiiiaugh left yeslcrday for Columbia, S. C, to attend the funeral ol his niece in that city. Mr. A. W. Ifrownson, the clever office manager of the Mountain Park hotel, at Hot Springs, wns here yesterday. R. H. Sykes, wife and daughter, und W. C, Flower, of New Orleans, were au tographed at tlie Swannanoa last night. Rev. James Atkins, jr., has returned from 1111 extended trip through Tennessee in the interest of the Asheville Female College. Mr. W. A. Iinloe, of Webster, one of the most prominent citizens of Jackson Aunty, and Mr. Geo. A. Jones, of Macon, were here yesterday. Key. T. M. Jones, president of Greens boro Female College, and Miss Dora Jones, of the same institution, are at Hot Springs for a few weeks. Miss Nannie B. Keener and Mr. W Scott Brown, of Salisbury, are at tlie Swannanoa, as is also Mr. C. C. Daniels, editor of the Wilson Advance.. Will Meet This Afternoon, The W. C. T. V. anil tlie Y's meet to gether at Johnston Hall this afternoon at 5 o'clock to close up the business of the convention. A full attendance is de sired. Madison court is iu session this week Judge Walter Clark presiding. Thecrim inal docket is quite heavy. HANGED BY THE NECK. TWO MltRDEMU SWITMOOVr AT IXUI8VII.I.E, KV, sickening Sight at the Execution! of Oliver, the Police Aaaaaaln The Mope NIlpa Over Hla Chin and He la Only Half Hansred. Loi'isviLXF, Ky July 31. Chas Dil- ger, the murderer of two policemen last August, ana narry smart murderer 01 Meiseur Green and wife, were hamred at 6.05 this morning. At 6.30 o clock, deputy sheriff Henry Dell read the death warrant to each of the men, they standing handcuffed at their cell doors. The line of march to the scaffold was formed at 5.47 o'clock. Both of the condemned men walked firm ly up the steps of the scaffold, Dilger leading the way unassisted. Father Nicholas read the service of the Catholic church, the crowd maintaining a breath less silence. Deputy s hen It Kaglnnd meanwhile took bis place near the trap rope. Both men were very pale during the rend hie of the service. At the con clusion of the service Smart and Dilger hade good bye to all the turnkeys. They then took positions on the tras. Smart laughed as he stepped upon the fatal door. Deputy sheriff Hikes pin ioned them with leather bands. The rope was cut, nt 6.04 o'clock exactly, and both men shot down through the traps. Smart turned around, and probably dad instantly, but Dilger slipped through the noose, the roiic catching him over the chin at the lower teeth. lie was seem ingly unhurt, and was drnwn up by the roe until his shoulders came through the trap, when the deputies took him by the amis and pulled hun upon the scaf- . fold. Another rope was brought into service; and when the noose- was ad justed, Dilgernskcd "what's the matter? On being told the rope had slipped its knot, he said, "this shows I should not die." He placciMiimself upon the trap a second tunc by mnking.t 'whops. The trap was again sprung at 0.00 .o'clock unci he wns strangled to death. H hen Dilger s body ilropiied, the end of the roic which formed the knot was seen to unravel, and the noose refused to tighten. The knot was so far untied ns to Ik- only held in place by one coil, and the rojie was caught directly under the point of his chin. The scene was sick ening. It could Ik seen at a glance that death would not result within two or Once hours, unless something was done; Hid tile strnimd breathing ol the unfor tunate man could lie heard over the en tire yard. 1 he noise was a sharp rasping one, so iieculiur as to render it hard to descrilie. Two of the officers leaned down through the trap, nnd, catching hold of I he noose near the neck, drew Dilger back through the o;iiirg on to the platform. Another roKj was quickly made last to the crosslieam overhead, the drop licinc the same ns licfore. This required in all uve minutes, ana tne new new noose wns then placed around Dilirer's neck, tlie drop falling the second time at6.08. The new roie also seemed reluctant to do its luty, and the knot slipped clear around to the back of his neck. It tightened, however, and the work was done. At (i.32 he was pronounced dead. The Bell Rlngere. Another entertainment for the benefit of the Christian church wns given by this company nt the Formers' warehouse last evening. Pretty much the same audience was present as that which witnessed the performance of the night liefore, nnd about the same amount of money wns taken fn at the door. This evening the company will give a recherche entertainment at thl Battery Park, and manager Guinness promises to give those who attend an evening of real pleasure and enjoyment. The Lire and Writing Of Gen. Thomas L. Clingmna will be found to contain much valuable informa tion resiiccting the toimgrnphy and met eorology of Western North Carolina, treated in a familiarly scientific way. Besides these, there arc literary and scien- . lific addresses and political speeches, in teresting pictures of the sayings and do- ngs of a past, very active generation. Some days ago thirty or forty copies were accidentally unearthed here from a forgotten recess. They may be found at Morgan's book store. Delayed Malua, The westbound mail train over the Western North Carolina road did not reach the city last evening until long iltcrclcvcno clock, mid no mail was dis tributed at the postofKcc in this city last night oiithat account. The Spartanburg train was also three hours late, and the train from Wnyncsville wns somewhat In-hind time. Altogether, the Ashevillians were muchly put out so far as mail matters were concerned, yesterday. The Holdlers' Kalr. The members of the Primary and other committees arc requested to meet this I Thursday) afternoon at the residenrf of Col. A. T. Davidson on College street, promptly at 5 o'clock. If the weather should be too unfavorable, the meeting will be held on the hrst available after noon thereafter! Mrs. W. S. Child. Secretary of Primary Committee. A Bis; Melon. 1 A watermelon, weighing seventy-five pounds, sent from Rome, Ga., and con signed to a lady itu Asheville, was re ceived at the express office in this city yesterday, and manager Atwcll's mouth hasn't stopped watering yet for sKcc of that melon. A Mew sMere. Mr. Adolph Whitlock will occupy the new store adjoining Herring gt Weaver's place, on South Main street, as soon as completed. Mr. Whitlock win carry a line of fine clothing and gents' furnishing goods. Success to him. Attention, Aaaevllte VntaMtcera. You arc hereby ordered to meet in the McLoud Law building, this (Thursday) evening at 8.30 o'clock. By order of the captain. Avery Carter, 0. S. The dairy party for the benefit of the City Schools Library, which was tohstt occurred to-night, has been postponed until to-morrow, Friday night. i. IV - -'