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THE DAILY CITIZEN BOARDING, WANTS, Fur Kent, and Loot Notices, three Unco ur km, 25 CenU for each Insertion. Delivered to Visitors in any purt of the City. One Month rtic. Two Weeks, or lew !iie. VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1889. NUMBER 99. SEN. s EUROPEAN LETTERS. a sunday in thii kirks of kihiii'k;h. A Stroll Tin oujfli Town and a Cab Hrlve to Arthnr'M Kent Melnwe Abbey auil itH Woiulers Cirand Tilt Celebrated Abbey Inn. KniNIU'Klill, SCOTI.AN'II,) July '2, INH'.I. Kditor Citizen: Although we have re sided in Scotland only two days wc arc ahlc to give sonic valuable advice to any who anticipate moving hithcrward. espe cially as to some articles of male attire, which wc recommend being left in Amer ica. First anion); these is the beard, be cause no greater nuisance has attended us than the unsuccessful search for a bur lier. At last wc succeeded in the chase, and now feel very much as though our visage had been well rasped with a nut meg grater, and ' he blood sapped up wit h a towel "founded in the eleventh cent ury," like all other things here, and re luming all the odors of sanctity of those early ages. What would these folks think of one of our tonsorial artists? Of course ill this good country no har liers nor street ears nor othcrsiuiilnrcon venieuces can be found on Sunday, so we are compelled to go to church all un shaven ami unshorn. Hut it was our high privilege to hear a sermon which displaced all thoughts of things temporal anil raised even our poor minds truly heavenward. It was in the old St. ("ilcs' church, the established kirk of Scotland a grand old building, almost cipial lo St. Mingo's of Glasgow, which has a history ol its own, ils pulpit having been occupied by John Knox, and a tablet in the Hour indicating the spot mi which a "brave Scotch lassie" ( leunic Gcddisl threw a stool at the head (if sonic r.piscopal divine who dared to read a collect a curious deed to lie so commemorated, but (cmora niiitnntiir, and the good I r. Cameron Leeds most earnestly to-day read his prayer out of a book, and remarkably good ones they wen", too, and his choir chanted the psalter and glorias right gloriously. Most especially were we pleased with the sermon. All the surroundings were (plaint and strange to us. The immense pillars of stone looming up in all direc tions, the arched stone overhead, the nu merous vergers in black gowns, trimmed with scarlet, moving with mien of dig nity in every aisle; the thousands of peo ple! plainly dressed, earnest and dcvonl ; the sweet, low toned organ; most of these things might have been calculated to make us feel strange and far from home, lint when the sermon began we almost fancied wc were sitting once more under the preaching of our own dear Father in (iod, Ilishop At kinson. The language was so pure and simple, the arguments so logical and di rect, the application so earnest and en treating all! all surroundings were for gotten, and when wc heard the last word wc could not but feel that the preacher suited his church, and together they were calculated to do great good to all men who can and will accept it. The service being over wc recommence our exploration ol this lovely city. Near the church door (itself worth a trip here to see, adorned as it is with the statu ettes of the Scottish kings I we sec in the pavement worked in a heart of large sine, known as the "Heart of Midlothian," and marking the very spot on which Jennie Items stood when she reluscd to tell a lie, even to save the lite of her be loved sister; a suitable cxeiuplilication of the truth which this church will ever teach. A short distance down High street we find the old Crossof Kdinboro', which has recently been restored and now makes a most striking monument surmounted by the arms ol the nation and bearing the inscription "Sic iiur utl iistm ;" again, as wc think, suitably placed near the old church, encouraging as it docs to good and glorious works, which must ever ac company the true faith. A ramble down High street towards Cauoiigate brings us to the resilience of the great John Knox, whose grave wc have just seen near St. Cilcs', and oh! wonderful iueongruitv, we find a part of his residence turned into a dramshop of the worst variety. A little further on we find the old Tol boolh prison and opposite the residence 0 1 the Manpiis of Huntley, built in loTo, and presenting on its front many quaint Latin legends, of which we wish we had space to give you a translation. Nothing else prevents us, of course. A little fur ther is the old Tolboolh church, and again one of the numerous residences of the Marquis ol Darnlcy, in which one of his vests is still well preserved. A pleasant drive in a cab carries us to the foot of Arthur's Seat, and wc cannot resist a scramble to its summit. Hard though the climb was we were amply re paid, and scaled n this lofty rock, look ing out on a view uucqualed, we must think, in the wide world, the thoughts of the morning sermon sweep back upon us, and wc decide that this scene is its true application. Surely here one may gel a realization of the presence and merciful goodness of the great Cod and Father of ns all, which the preacher told us is need ful licforc wc can hope to attain to suc cess in our li If. Near by our feet juts out boldly the fa mous Salisbury craig, and at its foot the humble cottage of Jennie Items is seen, surrounded by a sweet garden, and situ ulcd on the lands of the Humbedikes, whose lines can still In-distinguished, and to the southward the road to London which Jennie Deans traveled on her mis sion of sisterly love; while at a short dis tance stands the very church in which good Reuben Butler held forth, and where Jennie called on her way. liven there it was that the Laird ol Duinliedikcs prevailed on the stubborn pony to over take his master's sweetheart, who with many pangs gave her the "siller" lor her journey. Turning lo the northward we recognize without assistance the Hog of the Koh-Ix-rs and the round hill on which Madge Wildfire posctl, and near by sec the pile of stones which, we arc told, is the cairn where Ivfiie had her trysting with her gay lover. The veritable St. Anthony's church still stands, hut in ruins, and wc drink an icy draught ol water from his famous well. Think, dear children, of our being ixrniit led to drink from the same spring as the dear, truthful Jennie Deans! Don't you think wc ought to lie much belter hcre aftcr? Well, we will try to be. The view from Arthur's Scat, which rises nearly SMH) feci above sea level, sur passes anything we ever imagined in pcr lect beauty. The grand city of lidin burg, the calm and lovely Frith of Forth, spanned in the distance by the mighty bridge, the isle ot Inch Keith, the distant mountains of Berwick Land and Bass Kock, the nearer towns of I'orlolicllo and Leith, the bright sun and glorious bracing air, the green, aye greenest of grass, under foot, and extending to the very water's edge, covered with thou sands of fat sheep, all happy under the care of a good shepherd assisted by his faithful collie all these things combine lo make up a picture which one must see to appreciate. Sunday evening, after a dinner at the Windsor hotel long to be cherished in our memory, wc attend service at the Cathe dral of St. Mary's, and churchman as wc arc, wc must confess to (lisnppoinmcnt. How different from the morning, both the service and the sermon. The fonner"past man's understanding," truly if that be in its favor, and the sermon the same old sevctt-and six that we have heard from boyhood, about this Sunday being the "seventh Sunday alter Trinity," etc., etc. When will our preachers learn that repe tition, even of truths, may be carried ml niiimaiiii? When they do, the church will be more successful in winning souls. Wc were glad when the talk was over and wc once more emerged on the grand old streets. A kind Scottish gentleman, of whom we have met scores, directs our course to a high bridge, spanning a deep and wide ravine, through which the "waters of the Leith" rush toward the sea, albeit rather polluted wilhthe indus tries of Leith, and on either side a sweet garden, inviting us to a nearer look than wc are now enjoying from the top of the overspanning arches L'HO lect in height. Here we linger until dark, that is 10. HO p. in., and then regretfully go onour wav to bed. Monday morning finds us bright and well and enjoying such a. breakfast as seldom falls to the lot of man. The poetry of Scotland to us consists chiefly in its fish and its mutton chops. We have never seen their excellence even distantly approached. Their sole fish is delight I ti f . and for the first lime we had a whiting served with his tail in his mouth, remind ing us of the passage in ' Alice in Wonder land," which we ncveriinilerstood before. Another poem is the bread, and an Fdiuhurgh roll, called a crescent, issonie thing to dream about. Away wc go to look at Scott's monu ment, most worthy both of this city anil of the great man whose virtues it com memorates. We wish wc were able to describe it justly, but any effort would give you but a poor idea of its exquisite beauty, so we can only be j; you to conic and see for yourself. And now to the grandest of all castles, perched upon its mighty, rugged hill of rock, to which it is so closely built that one can scarcely tell where the work of Cod slops and that of mall begins; all seems equally massive and destined equally to endure until heaven anil earth shall pass away. T he Ksplamulc, happily for us, is filled with Highlanders drilling, dressed in their curious uniforms, their bare legs and Cameron plaids, truly a picturesque pic ture they made. Hut wc leave them, to seek the older works. Just here wc hear striking the hour of midnight on the solemn bell of the Abbey of Melrose. Solemn, indeed, it sounds, although we have been told it is entirely modern, having been placed in its present position not earlier than the beginning of the fourteenth century. However, that is old enough lo warn us that this short night is well nigh spent, and we will hie us to our couch and say good night and threaten you with "more anon." Tin-; Aiiniiv lxx,( Melrose, July '2'., INS'.). We mentioned yesterday some of the creatine comforts of Scotland which struck us with peculiar force, and now must note another, although wc fear it will secure us the criticism of some good friends at home-, among them our es teemed brother Rankin, but we are too near to dear Jennie to hesitate to speak the truth, and say that wc have exceed ingly enjoyed the Scotch whiskey, and the way in which it is served. After walking, riding, sight-seeing, eating, traveling and sixpenciug steadily from ." a. in., wc thought wc felt the need ol a quieting nightcap at midnight anil upon asking our landlady if we could have a drop of whiskey, she of course said first, "Beg pardon, whicii they all say as a formula lo secure the pleasure of a repetition of our dulcet tones, which being accomplished to our satisfaction, we arc not shown to any bar with incii drinking and treating ail around us. As far as we have seen such a thing is unknown ; bul she asks, "Will you have it in the drawing room or in your chamber," and on our reply, "Marv lake the gentleman a glass of whiskey," and a sweet little lassie, wit h most be witching cap of laec, brings to our door on a silver waiter an exquisite little de canter holding just enough, not a drop more, a tumbler and pitcher of water, and this is the way wc Scotch take ours. Let us assure you, however, that it was not the effect of this drink thai caused us to intimate, as our last letter did, that the tones of the Abbey bell reached Hdinburgh. A part ol that epis tle was written as we walked its streets, and pai t on the rough and jolting train which brought us here, which accounts for its rumbling character. No, thccllcct ol the Scotch drink on us is undeniably good, and wc w ill hot,! in still higher es teem our relative who used to prepare for St. Andrew's day by ordering a good supply ol "Rcai old Mouongahela Scotch whiskey," only we will consent to leave out the Monougaheh . A glance at yesterday's manuscript re minds us that we are inviting you to en ter with us the good eastlcof Fdiuhurgh, across its old draw-bridge, and through the portals where we touch the very hinges which supported its mighty gales, and look up into the dark slit, into which the ponderous portcullis was drawn, in readiness lo drop at a mo ment's warning. Over thc entrance wc notice the Na tional Arms, apparently very ancient and two sleeping hounds, the emblem of the Martinis of Cordon, who was gover nor of the castle ill KiSS, and in passing through the inner archway a rclroscc tivc glance gives us, a quaint old win dow, composed of numerous panes, about i-'xo inches each, and lighting the chamber in which the Duke of Argyll- was confined until his execution at Crass Market. With eyes wide open with delight at all wc see, and ears dinned to deafness by the guide w hom wc scornfully reject, we now reach and enter (Juccii Margeret's clu-qicl (saint they call her here because of her holy life), a small building of ma sonry equally solid and ancient, having lccn erected early in the twelfth century, but now embellished (bad taste) with painted windows, presenting bad pic tures of her Majesty, and her husband Malcolm, and their son David 1. This rather detracts, we think, from ihc effect of this old shrine, which ill itself affords a good example of the earliest Norman architecture. Leaving this point, we puss a very old gun made of bars of iron, hound together with hoops of immense size and strength. Made in 1 107, as a lalicl informs us, and then on to the crown room to look at the royal regalia which surrounds a crown said to have belonged to the im mortal Bruce, and presents to our eyes a most brilliant display of diamonds, cu riously wrought, especially one piece representing King George and the dra gon; but diamonds could not long re strain us, and we enter Ouccn Mary's room in which she gave birth to King James, and we thought shccould scarcely have chosen a more uncomfortable apartment for this grand chel ' d'oiivrc. Not more than 10x10 lect, and with but one window in a deep embrasure to af ford light and air. Hut it overlooked the bluff at its most tremendous point of sheer precipice and suited we!l for the body to be lowered in a basket to the hands of the Konian Catholic priests who waited to receive and baptize him, in spite of the covenanters. Tram the castle wc drive to Coltou Hill, which presents a lovely view, but is styled by our cabman appropriately, the disgrace ol I-Minburgh, as its monuments .ire unworthy the city or those to whom they were creeled. Kspcciallv is this the case with the limns monument, which we regret exceedingly having looked upon. Hut our temporary disappointment is more than made up when we reach the old palace of llolyrood, which her most gracious majesty, Ouccn Vic, under the influence of the everlasting and all-powcr-lul sixpence, graciously invites us to en ter. Over the chief door we enjoy an old crown of stone of immense size, and doubtless of antique age. I 'assing hastily through the long picture gallery filled with uninteresting portraits of what the painters imagined to be the nations' sov ereigns, we slop not longer than to note t hat here the Pretender used to give his dances, ami passing through a room hung with rich old tapestry, wc reach at last Ouccn Mary'saudiencccliainber, in which she held her stonny interview with the intrepid Knox, and where, strange to say. wc meet familiar faces, and receive greetings of Ashcvillc friends, to wit: Mrs. Frank Cox and her son and (l.'iuglil cr. In this chamber is the bed of King Charles I, and we rather prefer for our use the one from which we have just risen. Also we see the poiiderousand mi . comfortable chairs of the same monarch, auil tl.encc we find entrance to Ouccn Mary's bed chamber. ( Wc forgot to say that this story had been reached by way of the serpentine stairs of stone, of which wc have often seen prints. ) T lie chamber has in it the bed of her inajcsly and herquaiul old tablcaud work box. which held her iust rumcnls ol Icmlii ine work Another item of interest here is the lit St. mirror ever used in Scotland, made of burnished steel, which really made us look handsome, which probably accoiuits for llieglnmoiirof beauty which surrounds the dames of those days. Adjoining the bed chamber is a recess called a dining room, into which Mary's private stairway enters. It was up these stairs the assassins came to murder Riz zio, and, as the (Jueen was in Ihc small apartment al the time, they must have passed within a few inches of her person. Wc can hardly see how she can he defended from having consented thereto. Descending the stone stairs wc now en ter Koyal Chapel, or the abbey proper of llolyrood, now in ruins, but kept in good order and under careful .supervision to prevent vandalism. In one corner we see the hidden door to Mary's private stairs where the assassins of Rizzio en tered on their horrible work intent. This abbey was founded in 11 UN by David 1, it is said, but our recollection ol dates is not good, and the architecture, especially the designing id' the main entrance, shows us the style of the early Ivuglish. At this altar Oueeii Mary was married to Burnley, and here rest in the royal vault the remains of many men and wo men of high degree. As you may judge, to have seen and en joyed the matters related in these two letters have occupied most of the day, and at -f p. ill., wc return to our excel lent hotel, allow our ladies an oppor tunity to delight their souls by stopping in what we would call handsome and ex si ve stores, bul here thcyare all shops, and so after dinner wc catch a train for Melrose, and take a late view of this wonderful idd abbey which we will at tempt not to describe, but only to give you a faint impression of the effect it produces upon us. as at this moment we glance up from this line and view ils massive sublimity. Cood-byc. COM PIJiTKI.V KOl'TICI. Tlie Dervish Army Vniuiiilshed and IiHerMinif. Caiko, August it. Ceil. Crccnfcll. eonun.-indcr of the Ivgyptiau troops who deleated the Dervishes Saturday, tele graphs that he has made a reeounaisance ani! found that the battle has completely brnken up the Dervish armv. Out of a force of 3,1 inn men which Nadel liuiiis look intij battle on Saturday only a lew remain. These arc being pursued by the Ivgyptiau cavalry and a column under Col. Wodchousc has gone to Abu Semblc to head off the retreating Der vishes. Kvcry Kuiir in the Dervish army save one was killed. The bodies ol scv- ' c-.-il li din I t-i'd I li-rvivlu-v .'Mid .'I la , mull. her of wounded, making a thousand in all, have liccn brought into l-'oski. Ref ugees are arriving at that town. The Fgvptinn loss in the battle was 17 killed and Kill wounded. Three British sol diers were wounded. Sullivan Jailed, but KeieiiHed. Jackson, Miss, August ,r. Sullivan's friends who earnestly protested against his being jailed last evening allowed but n small part of Monday morning to elapse before they obtained his release, which was affected about '2 p. in. He was then taken to his room at the Fd wards House, and there remained until this nioruiim at 1 1 o'clock, when a hear ing was had ln-lorc Judge CampU-ll of the supreme court una wril of habeas cor pus. The Judge ruled that Sullivan must repair to Tui'vis, Marion county, and give bond for his npuenrance August ll.'. Sullivan and party left Ibis evening at ri.'AO to apH;ir before Justice Carter to morrow. Th? Htrlhe Hprvadinir. I'lTTSiifRC. I'd,, August Private dispatches from the Conuellsvillc coke region to-day, indicate that the strike is spreading, and the strikers claim that it will Ik general in a tew days. Nearly one half of the men are now idle, and others aic cxiKvlcd to come out this week. A parly of 150 strikers marched to the Jiintown works of Si-hoonmakcr ci Co., this morning and drove the men Irom w-ork, hut no one was injured. Alter the strikers left, the limine, n men went back to work and finished the day, but the company fear they cannot hold them. TPaHHaire of tlie Royal ranlM lilll. London. August 5. The royal grants bill was passed by the House of Com mons this afternoon. A CITY SWEPT BY EIRE. THU 1ATK THAT BK1KI.I, SI KANK VKMTI-KIIAV, Tlic l-.mlre Town DevaHtated and Ilie I. ohm KHtlmated at Fifteen Minions) of Iollar-The Fire De partment No Good, Ktc. San Francisco, August 5. A sccial from Spokane Falls to the Ivxaniincr says: A lire Iroke out inn lodgiughouse on Railroad avenue at 5 o'clock yester day alternoou, and is rapidly spreading and now burning fiercely. The lire seems to be beyond control of the firemen, and it is thought the entire business portion id the city will lie burned. Already two blocks of business houses have been de stroyed. Pokti.axii, Oregon, August 5. All con nection with Spokane Falls was lost at 7 o'clock last night. All that is known is that the Northern Pacific depot and two blocks north had then burned, and tlie Pacific hotel and another block were in llames. The wind' was fanning the tire towards the business portion of the city. Inquiries for information are coin ing from all directions, livcrythiug is being done that is possible towards get ting connection. 1 1 i:i.i-;na, Mont., August o. Later in lormalioii showed that forty business blocks had fallen a prey to the llames. It was definitely ascertained that the Northern Pacific depot and all the pub lie buildings in the city were carried away in the general havoc. The first estimate received, placed the loss at$.'i0, 000,000. Spokane was one of the most !roininciil of the many new cities in the infant State of Washington, situated on the line of the Northern Pacific railroad, close to the Coeurde'Alcuciniiiingrcgion. 'I he city has been the site lor many large industrial establishments, such as smel ters and kindred enterprises. Ivxpcnsivc public edifices iiad also been recently erected, and the population was easily supporting two prosperous daily papers. The business district of Spokane was in a strip between the Northern Pacific railroad track and Spokane river. This strip was live squares across, and ex tended about seven squares in length. It was solidly built iqi with brick and stone structure, the cost of which varied from $2o,000 to $ I LTi.OOO. Ten blink ing houses, five hotels, an opera house, and many wholesale establishments doing business, estimated at a half mil lion dollars each, were situated within the district described. The estimate of a loss of $:i0,0( 10,000 is believed here to be exaggerated. Half that amount is thought to lie near the actual figures, assuming that tile reported complete destruction of the city is correct. The population of the city is about 20,000. 'flic city possessed excellent waterworks, modeled after the Holly system, with a capacity of !),(IOO,oob gallons daily. There were no lire engines; but by the system in use, five or six good sized streams of water could be concentrated upon any block in case of fire. The lire departinint was a volunteer one. As to insurance, the best information here is that no large amounts were carried, and communication is precarious. HTRANUIv CCRIOSITY. Ma it ill llnrke'H Memorable Trip to Chicago. Citic.M'.o, August 5. A special from Fargo, Dak., says: Martin Iturkc will probably never forget his trip through Manitoba and Dakota. Atevcry station where the train stopped, there was a crowd waiting to catch a glimpseol him. At Crafton there were at least three hun dred men, most of them apparently Irish men, who boarded the sleeper and de manded admittance. Many werecrsist enl in their demand to get into the ear, telling Lieutenant Ross that if they could catch a glimpse of the prisoner they would kill him with as little hesitancy as they would a rat. "Dr. Cronin" sai'l one of them "was a cousin of mine, and I would avenge his death if I could only get a chance." As he spoke, he drew a revolver from his pocket, and peered intothesiuokingeoin partnicnt of the car where Hurkc was with two officers; but before he had time lo distinguish faces, Lieutenant Ross hustled him off the platform, and his place was taken by a curious Dako tau. Burke heard the stranger's denun ciation and threats, but he was as cool as it he had been safe behind the bars of sheriff Matson's jail. "1 might as well be shot in Dakota as to be shot in Chicago," he said, when he liearil the threats. Notwithstanding this he was, it is asserted, badly fright encd. Sr. I'm i., Minn., August 5. Burke, the Cronin, suspect, arrived at this city in charge of Chief Hubbard, of Chicago, at II.. Vi a. in., to-day. After the rest of the passengers had alighted, the train was run back into the yard, and the Burke party quietly transferred to a Milwaukee car, and attached to the Mil waukee train which pulled out at 7.1" a. in. Burke was very carefully guarded and no one was permitted to interview, or even see him. The report that he was chained to the Moor of the caris generally regarded as a canard. ixti;i;n ukathh, Tlie Fatal Mcourice at WnrHiiw, Iowa, . Cmc Aim, August .". A sjiccial from Keokuk. Iowa, says: The epidemic of bloody llux at Warsaw has not nbated. From reliable citizens, it is ascertained that fully sixteen deaths have occurred from the plague since Wednesday last. It is impossible to obtain responsible in formation concerning the epidemic from physicians or undertakers.. They refuse to show the dead list or lists of patients. Dr. J. H. Hunt said yesterday: "You had bet lei not make a fuss about this matter; if Keokuk had auv cases of bloody Mux, she will cover them up. What do you reporters mean by trying lo prv into our niislbrlmics? I am worn out day and night. I can't say what other physicians arc doing. You had lutter go and sec them. You can say, that there is a serious epidemic of bloody llux in Warsaw. I do not know when it will end." Dr. Jenkins, of Keokuk, was seen last night, and said: "There is a serious epidemic of bloody flux in War saw; the disease has ainx-nrcd here. It is reported that I havt said, that if the atmospheric conditions did not change within twenty-four hours, Warsaw would lie visited with Asiatic cholera. 1 did not say that exactly; and 1 think there is no cause lor general alarm, as yet. Lawyer Tom Jones, who is a recent convert to Fdward Bellamy's schemes ns exemplified in "Looking Hackwnrd," is contemplating the organization of n "Looking Backward" society, in thiscity, it is said. THlitHINKSK PHKAHAMT. It'H MucceMHfiil Introduction Amid the WIldH of OrCKOll. This bird was introduced into Oregon from China by Judge I). N. Denny, in 1NN0. Six pair ol pheasants were bliera ted on Knox Butte, in Linn county, in the heart of the Willamette Valley, cither lo become naturalized, or to die, if the climate proved iinlrieudly, or the supply of food insufficient, the only protection granted hcing an act of the legislature imposing a fine ot fifty dollars lor kilimc one. In this act they are called the King- ucckeu Mongolian Pheasant, out un known here in common parlance as thc "China Pheasant." The protection ex pires in 1801 and the last legislature was etitioned to remove the restriction on the plea that the pheasants destroyed grain, which petition was notgrantcd, it being generally undejstood that the mo tive was in reality to allow sportsmen greater liberty in killing this very pala table game. 1 have heard one reliable farmer nsscrt, however, that the pheas ants injured his early roasting ear patch, but ofhcrsdeclarethey havenotbeeii troub led bv them. A gentleman wdio is now engaged in raising the bird from eggs set under a common hen, says the youim chicks refuse grain, and fecdaltogctheron biiRS, flies, etc. As yet attempts to do mesticate Ihepheasant hasproved unsuc cessful for though they thrive and readily lollow a hen, as soon as large enough to look out for themselves they take to the woods or fields, even the hybrid often found among the fowls show the wild in stinct. Whether it may have been the reflections of these exiled birds thrown upon their own resources in a strange land, they haveniultiplied rapidly during these eight years, not wit hstaudmg the rcstrictablc law has been lightly regarded. In Linn county they are said to be more numerous thai chickens, and have spread ivcr the valley ami foothills. 1 he fol lowing is Irom a town paper: the close season ior grouse anil pheasants is out next Monday. The Chinese pheasants arc still protected nominally, though it is probable that numbers of them will bite the dust this full. It is not in unman nature, not in sportniau nature to resist a shot at one ol tlie iR'auties as tic rises Irom tlie stub ble field. The Chinese pheasant is cer tainly a valuable bird. The male bird is indeed a beauty, measuring liltcen inches in height, and thirty inches li'om beak to tip ol tad, ol gracclul, rather slender form and covered with many colored feathers which lie thick and close lo the body. These change in thevarying light, the brown to red and purple, green to blue which probably accounts for the contradictory statements I have heard is to their color. 1 am told that at one season only, is their plumage at the highest perlection. 1 he Icinalc dresses m a sober speckled gown and devotes her self with diligence to rearing her brood, in which task the niak-bird assists. I wo or three broods arc raised in one season each containing sixteen or more chicks and as the older broods continue to fol low the hen it is usual to sec gangs of twenty-five or thirty birds of different sizes following one pair. They are adepts in hiding and their mode ol escape is run ning close to the ground. This charac teristic gives the caged bird quite a de jected look, not at all in keeping with his magnificent plumage, nor with the he holder's natural desire that he should show oil'. The bird when dressed is about the size of a lull grown chicken, common breed. Arizona has sent an order lor ten pair which are to be furnished at $fa pair. A like munlicr have been sent lo eastern Oregon. Has Western North Carolina any gleanings to spare these Mongolians? They arc said to be a hardy bird and I imagine the North Carolina woods afford even greater variety and as an abundant supply ol food, even if her valleys do not tempt with such vast hchls ol gram as Oregon. Mus. I). Atkins. Corvalhs, Oregon. A I.OCAI. IIRAMtll of tlie Inter-Htatc Kulldliiic and Loan AHHociation. Ashcvillc is to have a new building and loan association, and the organization of the concern is to be effected this morning. The new association is a branch of the lntcr-State Building and Loan Association, of Columbus, Ca represented here by W. I. Smith, h'sq. The plan is an improved one on the old method, being liberal and possessing many other new ami desirable features, which will commend themselves upon examination, lnii Citizkn learns that quite a number of the prominent citizens of Ashcvillc have taken stock in the new association, and that several hundred shares have been sold here. Among the number of subscribers, the names of Mayor Chas. D. ltlanton and Cashier Lawrence Pulliani, of the Bank of Ashc villc, appear. A list ol the olhecrs and directors of the Ashcvillc branch of the luter-Stale Building and Loan Associa tion will appear in these columns to morrow morning. liKAMI OlMCNIMt; II VI. I. At Haywood White Hulpluir hprliiKH Friday I-Aenlnic. Handsomely printed invitations arc out announcing the grand opening ball mil gcrinan at Haywood White Sulphur Springs, near Wayncsvillc, N. C, Friday evening next, under the management of Mr. A. C. Swnflicld, the present proprie tor of that famous mountain resort. An elegant supicr find a line orchestra will also lie among the features of the grand event, and elaborate preparations are iK-ing made to make the qening ball a grand success in every way. A large par ty of Ashevilliaus will participate in the festivities, and Till-: ClTiziiX feels quite safe in assuring all who attend a rare treat in the way of dances, etc. Ouitc a iiiiiuIht of guests are at present stop ping at the Haywood White Sulphur. IIUHeball Yesterday. Al Philadelphia Athletic 0, Brooklyn 13. At Baltimore Baltimore '2. Cincinnati 3. At Cleveland Cleveland 5, Washing ton 2. At Pittsburg Pittsburg 1, Philadel phia 1, each in fith. At Indianapolis lndinnnKtis li, Bos ton 1. Solicitor li. 1. Carter, of the criminal court, has returned from Marion. CAPT. HAKNAKD HIWIUNH Ah Superintendent of tlie AHlie vllle Htreel Railway Co. It will lie a surprise to a great ninny icoph in Ashcvillc when they read this morning that Capt. John II. Barnard, the live, energetic, couqictcht and cour teous superintendent of the Ashcvillc Fleetrie Street Railway Co., has re signed from that office and will no longer he connected w ith the city's biggest and most successful enterprise, in a manage rial way. During his inciiudicucv of the office ami the discharge of its onerous and arduous duties the cx-siqieriiitcudent has proven liimscll equal to any and every emergency that has arisen in the management of a most intricate and complex system ol street railway; and to him more than any other man, is ilue the thanks of our whole people for the very excellent and convenient service now at their easy conii'and. Capt. Barnard retires Irom the man agement of the railway in older that he may more extensively work up the inter ests ol the Sprague lilectric Motor Co., of New York, ol which he is the general agent for the Stales of North and South Carolina and Ccorgia, and also lo cm bark largely in the construction of elec trical railways in the Stales above men tioned, Tm: Citizi-x wishes Capt. Bar nard great success in present and future enterprises ill which he may engage, and takes pleasure in commending him to llu people with whom he may come in bus iness contact, as a clever, courteous gen tleman, and an electrical expert with but lew equals. The new superintendent, Mr. John P. Arthur, is a gentleman well known in this city, and Tin; Cn izi:n congratulates him upon his election by the hoard ot di rectors lo the office made vacant by Capt. Barnard's resignation. Indcr Mr. Arthur's supcrintendeney the railway will be fully kept up to its present stand ard ofgencral excellence, and the travel ing public will find him a most clever and accommodating official. a HORKiiii.i-: ii:atii. A Yoiiiik I.ady and Mer ICHCorl Killed by I.ilililiiliiK. News reached the city yesterday of the horrible death of Miss Addie A. Keid and Mr. J. A. Trollinger, Sunday evening, at Catawba, a station on the Western North Carolina railroad, midway be tween Newton and Statcsvillc. The par ticulars of the affair ai. nearly as could be ascertained, are as follows: Mr. Trollinger had accompanied Miss Keid to her home from church, and was seated in the parlor engaged in conversation with her when a storm came up, accompanied by vivid Hashes of lightning and loud peals of thunder, rapidly increasing in sharpness and frequency. While the storm was raging at its height, a flash of lightning struck the house, tore away the chimney and instantly killed the lady and her escort. Miss Reid's clothing caught on fire, and in the attempt to ex tinguish the flames, a Mr. Jones, who had rushed into the parlor almost imme diately after the flash, was severely burned about the head and arms. The unfortunate ami lamentable occurrence has cast quite a shadow oyer the com munity in which the victims of elemental fury were such prominent and highly respected members. The rciuainsof Miss Ucid and Mr. Trollinger will be iiitcrrrcd at Catawba at two o'clock this after- lOIM'V lOMJIISSlOMKHS, The KcKiilnr Monthly Meeting Held In HUH City Yesterday. ll was nearly eleven o'clock yesterday morning when chairman f. Iv. Kaukin called the board of commissioners for the county of BiiiicouiIh. to order, in the court house. Of the members present there were chairman Rankin, Dr. Kcagan, 1. C. Curtis and Levi l'lemmons. Col. W. Y. Porter w as absent on account of sickness, as was also Register J. J. M.iekcy.ex-ollice clerk to the body. I leptity register Stokcly kept a record of the pro ceedings of the session, however, and at twelve o'clock the usual large number of pauper and other claims had been passed upon and allowed by the Board. After recess t lie reports id' various road over seers were acted upon ; new roads ordered to be opened; old ones closed up, and others repaired, etc. Arthur Jimison was elected janitor of the court l ouse rcc T. C. Wingatc resigned, and the treasurer was authorized lo sue parlies owing rent for occupancy of offices in 'die court house wherccver the same remained unpaid. This ended the business ofthe sessiou, and Ihc Board adjourned to meet again on the first Monday in Sep lemher next. Till- MISSION IIOHIMTAI.. All Important Meeting to be Held tills) Afternoon, Ktc. At the meeting of the contributors to the Mission Hospital held oil Saturday afternoon, the new constitution was presented for consideration. After due dclilicraliou, it was divided to make some alterations, and a revised copy will In- presented to a meeting, to lie held this I Tuesday I alternoou, at 5 o'clock, at Col. Davidson's, on College slrcc! . All contributors of four dollars and upwards, annually, have the privi lege, after signing this constitution and paying an initiation fee of one dollar, of voting in icrson or by proxy, given in writing, on the election of the board of managers. All jiersons interested in the hospital are cordially invited to attend the meeting this afternoon. THAT FEARFUL WRONG. HF.R HrHHANDKORGAVK MF.R, MRU. MAYBRICK MAID, In Hie Hlatement Read Before the Court VeHlerday Knilnent Med ical Authority on the Htand PotH HlbllllleHoran Acquittal. Livhrpooi., August At the trial of Mrs. Maybrick for the murder of her hus band to-day, the examination of wit nesses tor the defence was continued. Dr. MacNamara, ex-President of the Irish College of Surgeons, testified that in his opinion Maybrick's death was due to gastroenteritis ami not to arsenic. Dr. Paul, toxicological examiner in the Victo ria I Diversity, declared that it would take mouths to eliminate arsenic from the sys tem if it were taken over twice. He also thought the symptoms in t he case of May brick accorded with those of gnstro-en-tcritls. A chemist testified that ladies often purchased fly pnicrs for use us a cosmetic. A hair dresser said that ar senic was frequently used by ladies to improve the complexion. Mr. Poole, ex-mavor of Liverpool, said that in March last, Maybrick had told him that he took poisonous medicines habit ually. This concluded the evidence, and Mrs. Maybrick then read her statement. In this she explained the presence of fly p.'qia'K in the house bv saving that she Iiad bought them for use as cosmetics. For many years she had used a cosmetic prcserilicd bv Dr. Crigg, of Brooklyn, which contained arsenic. She had his last prescription, and wishing to make a substitute had soaked the 11 v paiicrs in liler-llower water and lavender water, mil had covered the vessel holding the mixture with a plate and towel to ex- liidc air. Continuing, Mrs. Maybrick said, "On the night of May , after the nurse in attendance upon mv husband had given him some meal juice, I went mil sal liv lus Ih-iI. lie complained ot being very sick and depressed, ami im plored me to give him a powder, liarlier in the day he made a similar request, and I had declined to administer the Hiwdcr. Hut that evening I was overwrought, terribly anxious, and miserably unhappy. Mis distress unnerved mc; and as he said the powder was harmless, anil I could put it ill Ins food, I consented to mix it with some meat juice which I gave to him. Aflcr taking it, the deceased fell asleep and apearcd Utter on a wakening. I was not anxious to administer the powder. Afterwards 1 placed the bottle containing the meat juice on a wash stand where it remained until Michael Maybrick, my brother-in-law, took pos session ol it. 1 he day liclorc mv hus band died, I made a full confession lo him ol the fearful wrong I had done him. and received forgiveness." This state ment caused a sensation in the court room. lOI.KH VOII KNOW. Who They Arei WhereThev Are, and What They Are Dolnx. Mr. S. M. Shivers, a former Ashevilliau, hut now of New York, is at the Buttery Park. Mr. Felix A. Luck, editor of the Tueka- scegce Democrat, was at the Grand Central last night. Mr. A. W. Brownson, office manager of the Mountain Park hold, at Hot Springs was here vestcrdav. Maj. II. C. Hunt returned home Sun day from an extended visit to Cincinnati Mid Washington, I). C, Rev. L. A. Webb has gone to Greens boro. He will visit other eastern points licfore he returns to Ashcvillc. Mr. W. T. Payne, representing the Southern Mutual Building and Loan As sociation, of Atlanta, Ca., is here. Mr. P. A. Cummings has gone to Mor- gautou, to attend Hurkc county siqierior court which is in session al that place. Hon. M. Iv. Carter is again at home from Black well's Springs. Mrs. Carter mil children will remain a few weeks longer. Mr. J. V. Sludcr, of the Bank of Ashc villc, left yesterday I'orChicago and other cities in the northwest. He will lie ub- scnt several weeks. Mr. F. Rogers Grant leaves for Knox- ville this morning where he will lie united in marriage to Miss Anna M. Boose, of that city, to-morrow at '2 in., in St. din's Hpiscopal church. Tin; Citizkn's best wishes attend him. Col. A. B. Andrews, of Raleigh, third iec-prcsidcut of the Richmond and Dan ville Railway Co., is at Hot Springs. Mrs. Andrews and family arc also stop ping al the Mountain Park hotel, and w ill remain several weeks. A NF.W COMMITTF.K Appointed by lreHldent Vance YeHterday. The following from president K. B. Vance, of the Buncombe county ex-Con lederate Veterans Association, is self- explanatory : lvdilor Citizen : Sonic of the executive committee of the Confederate Veterans, as heretofore announced, having declined lo serve, the committee will stand as follows: Col. Alfred II. Baird, chairman; Lieu tenant Win. li. Brccsc, Lieutenant K. M. Fuimaii, Captain .Salt Atkinson, Lieu tenant .K. Patterson, Lieutenant Henry C. Fagg, Lieutenant Frank M. Milder. Ladies: Mrs. Thomas. 1). Johnston, chairman; Mrs. James M. Ray, Mrs. Jas. A. Webb, Mrs. Dan Reagan, Mrs. Joshua Curtis, Miss Funny Patton, Miss Annie Hroylcs. Rout. B. Vanck, President. An Important Meetlnic Of the members of the First Baptist church will lie held at that edifice to morrow evening immediately after the close of the regular weekly prayer meet ing, the object of which will be the construction of the new church building under contemplation. A full attendance of members is desired. Library Annoclatlon The regular meeting of the executive committee of the Ashcville Library Association will be held at Camp Patton to-morrow evening at 5.30 o'clock. The nieinliers are earnestly requested to be present, ns business of importance will come before the committee for disposition.