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DAILY CITIZEN, THE DAILY CITIZEN Delivered to Visitors in any part of the City. One Miv.'th i(ie. Two Week: or less -fie. BOARDING, WANTS, For Kent, and Lost Notices, three lines or less, 35 Cent for each Insertion. VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, AUGUST 4, 1889. NUMBER 98. THE s 4 ' i A FATAL EXPLOSION IN WHICH AN F.XPRKM! MHS. HENUIiR WAS K1I.I.KD, And His Car Shattered Into Millili ters Tlie Terrible Catastrophe Hint Occurred on tlie CHiuifllmi Grand Trunk Road Yesterday. Montkkal, August 3. When the trnin for (Jucliee 011 the Grand Trunk had passed Si. Lantbcrl'safler going through the Victoria bridge last night, an ex plosion oecured in the express ear, by which a messenger najncil Rogers was killed. The car was eomplclch wrecked and the express matter destroyed. Rumors are afloat that it was an at tempt to blow up the Vietoria bridge, and was delayed too long. An inquest will be held this afternoon. The train was on its way to (Juebee, Portland, and Halifax, and consisted of seven passenger coaches, a Pullman sleeping car. and smoking and baggage and express cars, the last named being next to the lender. The train was com pletely filled with passengers, among whom were Gen. Middlcton and general stqierinlcndniit Stephenson of the Grand Trunk. When the report of the explosion was heard a panic was averted by the brakemaii, who rushed lluougli the train to the burning car, and dexterously un coupled it, and the tender and engine, and let them dash up the road where the engine driver, who bravely stood at his post amidst the most intense heat, ran them upon a siding. No cause can be assigned for the accident, thoiigu every thing in the car wu- of very inflammable nature, among the goods Mug a quan tity of lire works. The fact, however, that the lire works did not explode until long lifter the lire was under way, shows that the explosion did not originate in them. The express and railway people attach no importance to the assertion that an attempt was made to blow up the Vietoria bridge. WASHINGTON NOTICS. Appointments Yesterday llealli or Commodore l-'ltzhusch. Washington, August 3. The I 'resit lent has appointed the following postmasters: Mrs. Mary N. Parish, at Greenwood, Miss., office become Presidential ; Miss Clara C. Matthews, at lla.lcliiust, Miss., vice 1'. M. Sexton removed; olm K. Joyce, at Keidsville, N. C-, vice J. A. Ben nett removed; Wm. II. Wheeler, at Win ston, N. C, vice S. 11. Smith removed; Henry S. Shore, at Salem, N. C , vice T. li. Donlhil removed; Jonathan I). White, at Greensboro, N. C, vice G. 11. Gregory removed ; Jessie M. Robert son, at Laiircnsc, S. C, ollice become Presi dential ; Kansom S. Dudley, at Pulaski Citv, Vn ollice liecome Presidential; A. S. Ashburi, at Roanoke, Va., vice (). 1). llerr resigned. The Attorney General to-day appointed Lemuel C. ltristow, Assistant V. S. At torney for the eastern district of Virginia. The President to-day appointed John K. G. Pitkin, of Louisiana to be linvoy lixtraorilinary and Minister Plenipoten tiary of the United Stales to the Argen tine Republic, and Joiin r. ratty naval officer at New Orleans. The President has tendered the collcc- torshiu ol'thc port ot New Orleans to lix-Govcruor H. C. Warmouth. Secretary Tracy has rctcrrcd the report ol tne board that supervised the recent trials of the Petrel to a board composed ol the duels ol the live bureaus ol the Navv Department. Contractors ask for another trial ; but the boaid does not recommend thai il be had. Itond oll'criugs to-dav aggregated $S7, 000 all four and hall's at loti's. All were accented. Commodore William li. Fitzbtirgh died this morning, at the hospital in the Naval Home ut Philadelphia, ol a com nlicalion of diseases. The President was in conference with secretaries Windom and Trace for about two hours this morning in regard to cer tain New York appointments whieli lie desires to make, so it is said, bofore his departure for Bar Harbor next week. It is explained at the Stale depart incut that a letter to Lord MayorScxton.ol Dub lin, which the latter asserts was broken oikmi in transit, was purely a routine communication acknowledging receipt ol a copy of resolutions of sympathy which the Johnstown flood sufferers adopted by the Dublin council. The letter was signed by acting secretary of the State Wharton and not by President Harrison. HOKE NtVAl, MiWS. The Alert ;o-'H (o iirliiK tlie Nlp Hie to Honolulu, J le. San Fhancisco, August Advices from Honolulu, received by the steamer Mariposa to-day, state that the I'niled Stales steamer Alert, left Honolulu, July S. for Panning, Island, to bring the Nipsic to Honolulu for repairs. The I'niled States steamer Admits was still al Hono lulu, when the Mariposa lelt there, July 2N. The Adams intended to sail lor Samoa a week bclorc that time, but she was detained, owing to the illness of her surgeon, who is sullcring with pneumonia and is quartered at the Omen's hospital. The British war vessel, lisiciglc, sailed from Honolulu, July 27, under orders. It is supposed in Honolulu that there is some trouble in connection with tlie re cent annexations of the British empire in the South seas, and that the Ksieigle will go in that direction. A Hirlke Ended. Pottsvii.i.k, August 3. The strike of the Fisbback rolling null ol the i'ottsvule Iron and Steel Works is ended. After a protracted conference between the com mittee of strikers ill conjunction with V. V. O'Douuell of the Amalgamated Asso ciation of Iron and Steel Worksand Prcs dent Atkins of the Iron and Steel Com pany, the demands of the men was con ceded, and the result is an advance of wages of a fraction over 12 cr cent which restores the rules paid oriorto the reduction of February last, and makes puddlers wages $3.70 licr ton. The mill will resume on Monday. Between 500 and 700 employes arc affected. Haschall Yesterday. At Baltimore Baltimore li, Cincinnati 2 in 0th. At I'hiladelphia-LouisvilleO, Alhletii-3. At Washington Washington H, Bos ton 3. At Pittsburg Pittsburg C, Indiana polis H. At Brooklyn Brooklyn 13, St. Louis 6. At New York New York 1H, Philadel phia 9. At Chicago Chicago 1, Cleveland 2. At Columbus, O. Columbus 4, Kan sas City 5. ' The weather.' Washington, U. C, Aug. 3. Indica tions for North Carolina Slightly wann er; southwesterly winds. THK IIAVHKICK TUIAI.. The Testimony Closed and Argu ment for the Itefence llexun, Livkki-ool, August 3. At the trial ol Mrs. Maybrick for the murder of her husband to-day, Dr. Stevenson, one of the physicians who attended Mr. May brick, asserted that all of the patient's symptoms indicated that he was suffer ing Iroin arsenical poisoning. I he nurse testified that when Mrs. Maybrick tried to iersuade her husband to lake medicine he objected saying that it was the wrong medicine. On cross examination, the witness said that no improper food or mcdeeine was given to the patient while she was in the house. Mrs. Maybrick had apX'ared lender and considerate in her treatment of her husband. The wai ter at the Flalinuus hotel iiidculilicd the prisoner as the woman who had occupied a lied room in the hotel with the man Bricrhy. A witness named Ilaleson, who lived with Mr. Maybrick in America from 1 SK7 to 1SSS, MariticrThoiupsou, auda negro named Stanton, who was Maybriek's former servant, all testified that the de ceased took arsenic habitually. A chemist testified that Maybrick had purchased "pick-uic-ups" l'roni him which contained arsenic. I'riil. Tidy testified that the symptoms manifested by Maybrick were not typical of arsenical poisoning. The appearance of the intend organs at the post mortem examination distinctly negatived the theory that death had been caused by arsenic. The appearance of the organ was consistent with the theory that death resulted by gaslro-cnterctis. Alter the introduction of this testi mony the prosecution, announced that its case was closed. Sir Chas Russell opened the ease for thcdclcncc. Hcmade a forcible speech, in which he urged that the jury could not render judgment against the accused bused on probability, even if supported by an apparent motive for the commission of the crime. If there was a show of doubt, he would prove that Maybrick had hci.i a confirmed taker of arsenic lor years. HHOT THKOI'lill THIS Hlvllt. A Hcusuliouul Homicide at Co limibia, s. C. Yesterday. Coi.I'miiia, S. C, August .'I. This evening in I rout of 'he citv hall, on Main stm t, W. It. Mcilze attacked Jas. J. Clark, who was in company with a lady, and shut him twice in the head killing him instantly. Meitze lired four shots and Clark one. The motive fur I he a Hair is as follows: Douglas Mcitzc, an uncle of W. 1!, Meitze. was asked by a man to deliver the following note to a young lady living in W. B. Meitze's family. It read: Miss Sophy: Dear Miss: I want to meet you ami nave a private conversa tion. You remember me well. I won't sign my name. Yours admiringly, "O," The uncle attempted todcliver the note to Mrs. Meitz, who declined to receive it, and upon W. B. Meitz learning of the mutter he sought his uncle, got the note from liim, but failed to ascertain the writer's name. This morning W. II. Meitz was going about town with a double-barrelled gnu, threatening to shoot histincle, and in the afternoon suspecting Clarke of writing the note he made the threat to kill him also. Both parlies are white. It is not known whether Clarke did write the note or not. He was married and leaves a widow and children, one grown. Meitz surrendered himself and is in jail. A Fatal ICpldeiulc. CiiiCAC.u. August ,'i. A dispatch from Carthage, 111., says: A terrible epi demic of bloody flux prevails at Warsaw, this county. Jt came on last Monday in a light form, anil resembled dysentery. But Wednesday, it assumed a more se rious phasi, and now fifteen jieople have died. Pour deaths oecured Thursday and lour yesterday, the victims being mostly children. One hundred and eighty cases are now reported ; many of theni it is feared will result fatally. The people arc terror stricken, ami do not know what to make of it. The disease has also appeared at Hamilton, and it is said it exists in an epidemic form at Can ton and Kahokomo. Coke (Striker weakening. Pinsm'Ki;, Pa., August 3. The coke strikers are weakening already, and the strike promises to be a failure. The men at the Youngstown, Moorwood and Standard works, numbering about 1 000, went back to-day, and operators say that before the middle of next week, the works will all be in operation again. The break has discouraged strikers some what, but they still claim that they will make the strike a success and have all the men out in a lew days. The Kaiser's Review Spoiled. London, August 3. Iimpcror William ol'Gci inanv was to have reviewed the British licet in Spithcad to-dav, but the review has been postponed until Monday on account of a henvv slorin. A steady ruin It'll all day and the haze wasso thick that I lie licet could not be seen from the shore, the wind blowing half a gale. A great number ol small cralt were hover ing about the licet all nioriiiue., and the occupants of man y of them were drenched. Weekly Hank statement. NiiW York, August 3. The weekly bank statement is as lollows: Reserve, increase $1,127,000 Loans.dccrcase 3,730,700 Steeic, increase 921 ,() U'gal tenders, decrease 007, 100 Deposits, decrease 2,S10,HI0 Circulation, decrease 2S,(i()0 The banks now hold $H.21b175 in ex cess of the 25 iereeut. rule. The World's Cotton ttupply. NiiW York, lulv 20. The total visible supply of cotton for the world is 1,100, !'l)2 bales, of which (i7.4-.t2 are Amer ican, against l,104.H5 and 773,'.M5 bales, rcsectivclv, last year. Receipts at all interior towns are 1,21)6 bales; receipts plantation 12, crop in sight (!, u,H6J,02O bales. Helicrade and Mervia mill Friends. Bm.r.HAiii:, August 3. The report that the Government had ordered all three of the military classes of Servia to mitstir on Monday next was ineoirect. It is the intention of the Government to propose the adoption of the new military system in Octolier. Dutch and Achecnese KiKhtlnir. Amstkriiam, August 3. Intelligence has ltccn received of" a light in Acheeii, Su matra, between natives and a force of Dutch troops. Nineteen Dutchmen were killed mid twenty-two wounded. Holiday In London. London, August 3. It is holiday on the Stoekc Exchange to-dav, Moniluv will also be a holiday. STILL ANOTHKR TKU(T. This Time It i the I'.ntlrc Cotton Manufacturing Industry. Fall Rivkk, August 3 The Fall River News will publish this afternoon a ci cu lar letter which is to be mailed in New York to-day addressed to the president and board of directors of every cotton mill in Fall River. The letter says: Gentlemen: It is our desire to secure control of the entire cotton manufactur ing proierly of Fall River and elsewhere; and we address tun for the purpose f obtaining your views as to the probabil ity of your shareholders, or a majority, living willing to sell or pool their stock on the basis of mutual advantage. It is of course useless lor us at this time to set forth our plansin detail. We are pleased to inform you that the Central Trust Company, of New York, has coii-cntcd to act as trustee ill behalf ofboth parties. Should the matter meet with your favor able consideration we would thank you to advise us al an eaily.'ate, and we will then confer with you personally in re gard to details. Very Kcsiectfully, Oko. F. Mkllun, 1 E. C. McMillan, J Coin. Jl. B. Wilson, ) Mclleu says the syndicate which has Sweii formed represents principally foreign capital, and that already the amounts subscribed is more than sufficient to buy the cotton industry of America.. This is really what is aimed al; and iqicrutions will iiot be confined lo Fall River but ex tend to Lowell, Lawrence, New Bedford, and the best mills in the country. The Fall River mills have capital exceeding $20,000,000 and an investment probably of $30,000,1100 or more. Just how nego tiations will be instituted will interest outsiders, as these mills are owned by housands of slock holders. Thcdircetors have power to sell the mill, anil beyond -i lew hundred shares, probably little stock could be bought at anything like prevailing prices. Mclleu is at Alcxcn- Iria Buy, in consultation with the par lies interested in the syndicate. In Scp iciuber he goes abroad to complete ar rangements. KANIIOH NOT1CH Moped In toy Kamtolintc Keporlers KosituiiuK Around the Clt.i. The Coi'iitv Commissioners will lie in session at Hie court house to-morrow. The mail train from Tennessee was two hours late in reaching this city yesterday afternoon. No marriage license was issued or Heeds probated at the register's office yesterday. Cb'.ef of police Itaird's salary has been increased from $00 to $71) per month, by the City Council. (Juite a party of .Northern tourists passed through the city yesterday after noon eu route to Hot Springs. Pisgah Lodge, No. 32 K. of P., will be in session at the Masonic Temple to morrow evening, at H.30 o'clock. Services at the Presbyterian church this morning -will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Wood, D. D., of Salisbury. The subscribing members to the M ission Hospital held a luisincss meeting at that institution yesterday afternoon. The August term of Buncombe Suicrior court will convene in this city to-morrow week. The docket is a heavy one, The trolly wire along the North Main street extension of the electric railway line was completed to court square yes terday. The Flower Mission will meet al the residence of Mrs. J. P. Sawyer, on Hay wood street, to-morrow alternoou at five o'clock. Hart & Gwyn have been granted permission to rebuild at the same place, the cottage on Water street, recently destroyed by lire. Two or three eases were tried in the police court yesterday. I he lines im posed, were light, and were immediately paid by the defendants. Till! IIKUM;: liAVK WAY, Hut Not t'ntll the KiiKiueer Had Saved His Train. A pi.ssengcr train on the K. T., A'. N: G.-i. road came near being wrecked three miles 'kIow Hot Springs, Friday night, by the washing away of a wooden bridge at the point named. As the last ear ol the train touched the bank on this side of the bridge the whole structure gave way, and hail the engineer liccn one minute later in opening the throttle of his engine ami rushing the train across, the whole train would have been precipitated and a horrible loss of life ensued. Tlie foun dations of the bridge had been loosened by a cloud-burst or heavy rain storm during the same afternoon, and the en gineer had no warning that the bridge was unsafe until his engine rolled upon it and he felt the timlicrs giving way be - tenth its weight. Origin of the Name iteaucutcher. Mr. Bcardcn tells us that the name "Beaueatcher originated in this way: Mr. James W. Puttou, father ol dipt. T. W. Patton, liuilt a summer house on the summit, ofthe mountain, about where Mr. Hazzurds home now stands. Air. William J. Brown, father of Mr. J. liv ans Brown, in teasing a well known lady of this city called thissumiiicr house her "licaucatclier," and hence the name. And the name iieeame so well associated subsequently with picnics, rambles and other pleasant episodes of youthful gal lantry, that it In-camc fixed in the agree able associations of the place and town, and is now not to Unexchanged for names certainly more dignified, but less sug gestive of days gone by. Religious Notice. Central Methodist Church Sunday School at 9.30 a. m. Sacrament of the Lord's Supper at 1 1 a. in., and (iosiel song service at KV4 I- m. All of the services will lw conducted by the pastor, Rev. G. C. R.-utkin. Mr. F. P. Minmuugh hat retunied from Coluuibiu, S. C. EUROPEAN LETTERS. THK TRIP FROM OLAHtiOW TO K1IIMIORO' TOWN, Anld Scotia's Historic Bhores, Ro mantic Lakes and Lofty Heights Inspire the Tourist's (tout to Sluit the I'raises ot Their charms. Windsor Hothl, City of Iviiiniu'ki'.ii,) Sunday, July 21, IHH'X j (alitor Citizen : If we had a thousand pens under our control and writing with lightning speed, thev could not give voti an idea of the thoughts which delightfully press upon our brain this morning and give a burning longing to communicate to you, even if it lie hut a small part of the enjoyment which is heaped upon us. Yes, indeed, and if we had a thousand tongues, each unexcelled ill fluency, they would be kept busy, both in describing the charms of yesterday, and in the equally vain attempt to rc)ent to you the truly awful manner in which these bonny Scotch can roll their r's. A friend from the States who joined us yesterday, remarking on this, said that he had visited a large hool in one de partment of which the children werecare fully trained in this remarkable accom plishment. A kind Highland gentleman on yesterday was answering most pa tiently our endless queries, when we asked the species of a small tree, which looked like one of our scrub pines, but with bated breath we learned that it was a Scotch r r r r r r r F-i-r-r- r -R- r R-R-r-r-R i j ill At least, this is the best imitation we can give ofthe magnificent intonation which lie brought forth without apparentellort. We might have done belter had we dared ask him to rcicnl, but we feared that the reverberating patron letter of Scotland would occupy the balance of our visit to her shores. To return to ouritinerary of yesterday. We left Glasgow at seven, after a charm ing slop at St. Knock's hotel, and our swift little railway carriage soon carried us past the fool of Dumbarton rock, and we catch only a glimpse of its renowned castle, rich in historic lore and in which the grand Wallace was so long held a prisoner, waiting to be the martyr whose blood should lei lilize thesced which after ward placed Scotland's king upon Hugh-mil's throne. This eraig is located at the inaction ofthe Severn and the Clyde, and preserves as a relic the very sword which in Wallace s grasp earned wen de served destruction to the Tories and the traitors of his day. We lire told that the eraig itself was a pebble which Satan at tempted to throw at at. I'alricK, nut tlie devil never being very powerful in Scot- laud, instead ol reaching Ireland the mis sile dropped in its present position. We soon take a dear little steamer at the foot of Loch Lomond ami smoothly sail over its unripplcd waters, all of us on deck and gazing ill delight upon the grand inounlaiiis, or "Bens" as they are still called here. The serried, jagged pinnacle and sides ol Ben Lomond soon stand bclorc us, only one of a thousand others equal in beautv, u not m renown, and numerous elegant residences, which do not mar the scene by their newness, because always built out of the solid gray stone, a part of the eternal mountnins themselves. On our right we admire the hunting scat and lodge ofthe Duke ol Montrose, nestling at the very foot of Ben Lomond, while opposite, on a pretty island, is the residence ol Mr. lames Calhoun a name dear to our friends who represent our Southern sister. Mr. Calhoun's estate seems very large, covering miles of the lake's shore and embracing numerous tenantries, wharves, towns, hotels, etc., each and all of the same solid rock as compose his own house. We fancy him to be a good and faithful landlord" from these indications. At the head of Loch Lomond, which is reached all too quickly for us, we receive our fust impressions of a coach ride. X. milters of these huge vehicles stand pre pared to receive us our party, we menu; not us. metaphorically speaking, because we form only a small fraction ofthe load of one. You can judge of the strength of these horses when we tell vou that lour of them carry with ease this huge coach, on top of which arc mounted twenty -live men and women, besides a driver whose abundance of red coal, tall hat and brass, both in buttons and in demanding a six pence lee, would alone suffice to weary one of our pigmy teams. But these huge brutes without .urging haul us all up a steep hill and past the mouth of theCave o! Rob Roy and over a range which re minds ns forcibly of Roan mountain. Not tiial this is nearly so olevatcd as that. bill probably the higher latitude makes amends for our greater height, and the flora here seem almost identical with the execution of our glorious rhododendron From spot to snot we can fancy that we look upon the very heather which the hold robber crushed with indignant foot, as he disclaimed his title, borrowed in tin-lowlands, and cried "My font is on my native heath. My name's MacGre gii!" Yea, even several stunner dwellings, which to all apR-ai ;ince might have com posed the palaces ol those primitive days strike us most oddly, their substan tial walls of rough stone, surmounted by a lliinsv roof ol thatch or straw, which seems ready to drop off with decay, but still are said to afford excellent protec tion against the weather and frequent rains. Here, loo, we first see the pent, which is iK-ing cut from the morass, on top of the pass, and packed up to dry for fuel. We now soon descend to Loch Katrine, iiroocrlv Katriiia, or the Lake ofthe Robbers, where we rest at a charming little hostelry ol name unpronouneablc, and wait the vaeht Rob Boy, which soon receives us, and gives us the most thor- ouul.lv charming sail we ever have expe rienced, passing an island, "Rob Roy's Prison, on wuicn ne Kepi saic ins pris oners until redeemed on his own terms. We arc csieciallv happy in meeting here two dehglittul bnglisli gentlemen who are summering near by, and most patiently abide our Yankcccuriosity.nnd give us points ot miormniiou which we would otherwise have lost. This lake is the grand water supply of Glasgow, and nothing coulil Ite iK-tter adapted to this end. Itsell filled by rivu- letsiun itinera hie, and percolating through the rich grass and heatner ol tne inounl aiiis surrounding, leaving its impurities lor the fertilization, and Idling with pure etlmeal fluid tit lor the gods tins reser voir of nature, at u height of 3S0 feet above the city which it blesses. ' Oh, how we longed lor some such good fortune lor our owu dear home! One strange effect of this soil is to lessen our appreciation of Scotland's great author. We cannot imagine how any man or woman can move among these sceues without being thoroughly enthused, and had not "The Lady of the Lake" lieen written several years ago we have no doubt your columns would have had the honor of producing it, com posed by your own correspondent on the spot. Near the foot of Loch Katrine the islands close in so as almost to close the tortuous little channel, and here is the exquitite "Fllcti's Isle," rendered famous in "The Lady ofthe Lake," as the home of the sweetheart of Roderick Dim; and passing it all too swiftly we reach an other portage, with numerous coaches, on which we are quickly mounted and sjKcdiag away through the Trossaehs proper a wild anil pieturcsqueniountain gorge, the soil apparently fertile and clothed in the very richest' of ferns and grasses, and the growth of oak, holly, birch, etc., stinted in size again reminds us ofthe top of grand old Craggy. Only here the gorge widens out repeatedly into very gems of lakes of crystal water, on the banks of one of which stands the Trossaehs hotel. Perfectly exquisite is all-we can say of it. FxCcrior of solid stone, corners groined with rough un hewn boulders, while the interior is char acterized in all res)eets with tlie same solid air of comfort which does not fail to reach even the lunch which is so boun tifully provided, and we are enable)) to understand for the fust time the feelings ofthe immortal Sum Weller when besuid, "Weal pie is a wery good thing." While enjoying our coach ride we are struck with many characteristic points which we would like to icier to, but can not find enough of either paper, ink or time. One, however, we must remark upon Hie air of dignified politeness which pervades all around us. For in stance, we pass a magnificent stretch of mountain meadow, extending as tar as we can M-e, and literally covered with the very finest sheep and cows, and oar eye is caught by this notice: "Persons desir ing to pass through these lauds in their aseetil of Ben Lide are politely requested to restrain their dogs from annoying the sheep and cows. Beyond this no restric tion whatever is placed to their en trance." Rather dilltrent lo our griill fluicricnn Keep till: 1 respasscrs prose cuted to the fullest extent of the law!" We commend the Scotch plan to our co ple, with the luqie that following I he ex ample of his courtesy, they may Ik- able to approximate his thrift. Our delightful coach ride of nine miles lands us at Calidon, a railway station, whence we are quickly whirled past the old church of Dunblane, and many other points we bated to lose, to the renowned city of Stirling, at approaching which we by the kind advice of a sweet Scotch lassie, take a horse ear and from the deck scat receive a view of an exquisite part of t lie city which we would otherwise have lost, passing near the foot of "Wallace monument" with which the Fnglish nation at this late day acknowledges the virtues of Hit hero whom it "hanged, drew and quar tered" in its beastly vulgarity ol loiiner years. Worthily and honestly has the error been acknowledged, and tliistnrrel topped monument, on top of Abbey Craig, a hill of live hundred feet almost ierendieular height, is a creditable dis play of their national frankness. Our special ride also gives ns an excel lent view of the old bridge of Sterling, which spans the river Forth with spans of arches, most graceful in design, and evidentlp destined to give proof to future generations of the fait hfuluess with which the public works of their ancestors were performed. At a rather late hour in the afternoon we reach Stirling and walk up a steep hill towards the renowned castle, taking en route the old Grey rriars church, which our guide informs us was the place of coronation, both of Mary, Out-en of Scots, and Kingjamcs YL; but is the guide did not get us much as he expected from us, we are inclined to think lie measured lus truth according lo his estimate of his fee, and told us false in both instances. However this may be, wc enjoyed both the quaint old church, surrounded by historical dwell ings ot liarnlcy, and several other hus bands of her bloodv majesty who de lighted in blowing up her mates as much as our wife docs, only in a more ptirsua- sive and matter ot tact manner. And also we enjoyed the old Grey Friars graveyard, in which is My Lady's Scat, a eraig which is said to have been used as a "place for artillery in one of the at tacks on the neighboring castle. In this churchyard wc, as usual, see a very funny epitaph which we cannot fail to give you. Our life is but a winter day. Some iml.v breakfast and away, others to dinner slay, Anil are full fed ; The oiliest man but sups and Kes lo bed. LiuKi' is his delit That Miierrs out 1 hi- day, tie Hint Kes soonest Has the least to pay." liven while pondering over this, and wondering how much we may have lo pay, we arrive at the lisplauailc, and en joy a view ol Abbey Craig, which is sur mounted by Wallace's monument of which we spoke, and even lean against a gigantic statue of the great King Rob ert the Bruce, ill which Ins immense strength is well delineated. Another portion ol the panorama spread before us presents a ruinous tower, which inai Ksinc place ol piinai of Kingjamcs 111, who was assassinated meanly near by alter receiving a wound by his falling horse. Over tlie old draw iiruige we wait and pass through where the old portcullis used to drop, guarded now by a high land regiment, gorgeously apparelled in common plaid, Willi sporran aprons and hats, such as woulddchght our boy s heart, made of lK-ar skin, of huge dimen sions and tails luiiuiueraiue uoaiiiig about the wearer's eyes in a most exas perating manner. Around the outer wall is a small hole, which wc are told marks the ladies view, where the dames used to peep through at the tournaments ol their Icige lords on the plain far Mow. Also from here we sec plainly the distant field ol Bannock- burn, and the hills over which the gillies rushed so opportunely lor Scotland, and made the great lidward Micvc they were a relniorcenient of Brace's small army. How wc longed for as many days as we had hours to S)iend here, but sternly tore ourselves away to visit the Doug lass Chandler, in which one of that fa mous class was slabltetl to death by his monarch James II, in the year 1452. The original room having lieen almost destroyed, we arc pained with the ineon- grous newness of our surroundings, but enjoy many interesting relics such as the pulpit and communion table of John Knox: and also a Lochaher axe loutidon the field of Bauiiockbtirn, which looks like it might have lieen the same which was spoiled by Bruce over the cleft head ofthe venturesome Knight who, on his huge charger, undertook to tide down the King who, on his little poncy, was setting his men in battle array. After a visit all too brief for our wish, we descend once more to the railway station and are whirled away through Falkirk where the unfortunate Wallace was defeated, and Linlithgow where Mary was bom. And so at 10.30 o'clock, only a little after twilight, are landed ill the lovely, Ix-autiful famous capital of Scotland, but lidinburgh de serves more than one letter for itself. So this long epistle we close with the re mark that these Scots have more day and less night than any ones we ever saw daylight at three and twilight till ten. And this reminds us that it is the part of wisdom to make a proK-r use ol the lew hours of darkness which arc now before us. So, good night ! T. W. P. -l hi-: i.aikiissf; ;amic IMay.'d l the Cherokee Indians Yesterday Afternoon. Abo-it two hundred KMplc gathered at the F. ir grounds yesterday alternoou to witne s a couple ol games of lacrosse, the great Indian ball gallic, as played by the Cherokees who live in Swain county, this S: ate. After a shooting tournament for nil kels placed ilia splitstick,bv"Run away Smoke," a juvenile redskin, who was t - -markablv shifty with a bow and arrow, John Graybeard, the captain and it-aster of cereinoniesof the occasion, annoi need that a collection would be taken up in order that the players in the great game might feel inspired lo hump llieniM'lvcs when the ball game opened. Accordingly "Runaway Smoke" and "Mr. Crow" circulated among the crowd and extracted about four dollars, mostly in nickels, from the variegated mass cor ralled together under the shed. Alter the donations had been duly counted and a mental balance-sheet drawn, Mr. Graybeard went down by t he riverside, and cut lour withes to bi ased as markers during the games. The redsk.ns then divided, four on each side, -mil iook to the woods where they shucked" themselves and about twenty! minutes later appeared upon the field ol: carnage in costume, bncl but gaudy ami close-litting wherever it touched. Ap- larelicd in these condensed toilettes the noble red men oi tne lorcsiaurucicii con siderable attention, ami one or two blushes mantled the checks of one or two onlookers, who had expected to see the beadid robes, leather trousers, waving plumes and war paint ol the aboriginces, .-is I hey "used to be." At Ibis juncture General Graybeard said something to the players, the sound of whieli resembled the gurgle of a choked kid endeavoring to bleat, threw the ball high in the air, and the riot liegan. liach Indian endeavored to catch the ball and with it in his handsruu "home." Bui he was knocked down, tripied up, rolled over, tossed about, mauled and tunic I around until the ball was given tip. This sort of thing was kept up until one Indian, fleeter than all the rcst.gath-l ered onto the ball and "skinned" out home, the rest ofthe pack following him, tryiii;; to catch him and take away the ball before lie reached his wicket. This program was kept up until one side had taken the ball home live times, and that ended the game. It was lots of fua to the crowd, and if the collection had held out the games would have been con tinued, notwithstanding the briars that filled the field upon which the game was placed, and which caused the blood of the redskins to (low every time their legs came in contact therewith. Tin-: ni.i.i. him;krs, And tlie lCutertaliimenl they tiave Last Nitcht Unite a large and delighted audience I witnessed the performance given by tlie Swiss Hell Ringers, in the ball-room oi' the Battery Park hotel in this city, last evening. The program was a brilliant and well selected one, anil the manner ill which il was rendered drew from those present much applause and expression of approval. The features of the enter tainment w-cre the cornel solo, by M'lle l.izctla, the female cornctisl ; the "Charge ofthe Light Brigade," by Mr. Charles Guinness; the "Highland Fling," Scotch ilaiice, by Miss Album Trove, and the cornel duet, by Professor Armstrong and M ile l.izclta. The iR-rfoiniaiii-ewaseon-cludcd by the jolly Irish comedy, entitled ' .. :.. "Irish Courtship," in which Mr. Guinness apK-aicd as "Barney O'llea." Miss Trove as "Mollic Cascv," and Prolesor Armstrong, as "McNab," the ganger. The whole show was creditable indeed anil deserved all the praise that was so vocili roiislv and lavishly accorded the actors. Committed lor Contempt. Wc learn from a reliable and respected attorney who has ln-cn in attendance UKin the present term of Madison Su- m-rior court, that during the trial of an action against the railroad company in stiluted for the recovery of damages for injury to cattle on the tract, one of the attorneys apicariug for the plaintiff, remarked, that the engineer, who had Ixvn examined ns a witness, ought to have seen Ihe cattle, and that lie would necessarily have seen theni, if he had lieen at his post of duty ; and further re marked, that the engineer must have lieen in the baggage car taking a drink; whereupon, the engineer, who was pres ent in court, cried out ill a loud and angry voice to stop, and remarket I in the presence of the court, that the attorney knew d d well that he was not drunk. The proceedings oftheeourt were greatly interrupted by this loud cursing and swearing in the presence oftheeourt; and JndgcClark very projicrly committed the engineer to jail for a term of thirty days. (rand Promenade Contort. The management ol'thc Hattcry Park hotel announces a grand promenade concert for the benefit of the orchestra, Friday evening, August Oth. Fuller par ticulars of the event will lie anno unced in these columns J.ucsduy morning. IIENDERSONVILLE JAIL THK APPKAI. OF HI'FFKRING HUMANITY HEARD. An Ashevllle Architect Applies a Remedy and the Henderson County Commissioners I.llicr ally Adopt It. The labors of John Howard, who after his own experience in one ol the loath some jails then used in lingland, devoted the rest of his life to the reformation of the jail system, have brought about its reforms gradually, though too slowly. For many of us can recall the horrible, mawkish, sickening odor Hint exhales from the prisoner brought into the court room from the jail in which he had Ik-cii immured, close, foul, recking with death ly odors such as beget that terrible curse, the jail or typhus fever, to recoil some times upon careless or heartless author ities, as it did at the time of the Bloody Assizes, when judge, jury, bar, scctators and prisoners alike fell before the scourge generated by the authorities ill the pris ons, and liberated, that it might avenge in a common death, the guilt of the one and the sufferings of the other. Some of the jails of a past era in this State may not yet have felt the ljcncliccnt influences of Howard's legacy of divine charity. Some of them wc know accept within their walls the prisoner as an already convicted felon, undeserving of mercy, hardly entitled to human treatment ; if allowed air, allotted through the open grates and unglazed windows, too much of 'I, in winter to lie pinched with the cold, in summer lo suffocate with heat; often to pine in his close cell breathing, as his breath of life, the foul exhalations that may bring disease lo him and death to those without. Such suffering may truly make a felon of a man when he is not one, The law presumes innocence until guilt is established; the law has no right to inflict punishment of any kind in anticipation of conviction; and such suf fering is with the consent ofthe law. A general humanitarian spirit, in many resin-els a happy one, possesses the land, and it has illustration in the care and Ihoughtfuluess exhibited by the public authorities in the construction of their jails. When a new one js built nowadays it is no longer a mere thing ol stone or bricks and mortar, of bolts and bars. The human character of the subjects they afje to hold and restrain is considered, and prisoners are treated withlhe possible idea that they arc innocent, with certain con viction that they also are mortal, to feel and to suffer, to lie happy and lie cheerful and from some of these prisons an occu pant may come forth, neither a stench in his own nostrils nor a walking ieslilencc to contaminate others. A plan of one of these new idea jails wc saw yesterday prepared for the county of Henderson by Mr. A. L. Melton, a well known and very skillful architect of Asbe ville. His design combines size, strength, stability, comfort, convenience and hu manity; and also all compatibleclegancc of exterior design. The building is 40.0ji 30. two stories high independent of deep and capacious basement to lie used for the storage of fuel, provisions, etc., and for furnaces which are to heat uni formly the whole building. The second floor is lo be occupied by the jailor and family, and will be neat, comfortable and convenient. The third floor is the strong hold. On the left side of a hall or passage way are two rooms, each about hltecn fret square, designed for the female pris oners, secure yet comfortable. On the othtir side are the cells for the male pris oner. These arc comprised in a long iron structaw .'.or carge extending the length and widtfc .of this compartment except where the space is occupied by the corri dor which surrounds it, this corridor it self enclosed bystrong ironwork. Within this corridor the prisoner may enter from his cell for air or necesury purpose, but without adding a shadow to his hoie of liberty. The keeiier from without eon- trolslcvcry movement and can frustrate every attempt nt escac, violenue or in subordination. But within his IiouikU the prisoner enjoys his fresh air in sum mer, ins genial tenqieralure in winter, with full supply of fresh water for bath ing or drinking, and those decent facili ties which have lieen denied the despised or neglected captive. We confess to great pleasure at seeing drawings which indicate that o much has been done to soften the unserves of hu manity, and will not stint our admira tion ol'thc skill of Mr. Melton, the archi tect full of genius ns well ns practical thought. The commissioners of Hender son county merit high commendation lor their broad minded lilx-rnlity, and a hu manity which will no more consent lo add to unfortunate misery, the fruits of cither crime or misfortune. Fine Potatoes. The season has been a favorablconefor the Irish potato, neither too wet nor too dry, and wc anticipate a very large and good crop. Those fully matured are lic giuning to lie brought in, though every body has lieen eating "new potatoes" of home growth for six weeks. We hnve seen some fine ones, and yesterday at Glenn Bros, saw one weighing one pound, five ounces. Sweet xtntocs have not yet made their appearance. Their yield will lie very great. Rev. Dr. Lathrop. This distinguished divine will occupy the pulpit at the French Broad Baptist church at 11 o'clock this morning, ow ing to the indisposition of the regular pastor Rer, Dr, J. L. Carroll. ' V. M. C. A. Services Tltursday night at 8 o'clock at the Central Methodist Church, South. Subject for diseusssion: "Hypocrisy." All invited.