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BOARDING, WANTS, For Rent, and Lost Notices, three lints or less, 25 Cents for each insertion. ' THE DAILY CITIZEN Delivered to Visitor! In any .part of i the City. i One Month .'. ..Gllc. ; Two Weeks, or lew : 25e. ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1889. NUMBER 100. VOLUME V. BAIL ITIZEK i 1. r i r EUROPEAN LETTERS. A FURTHER EBCRIITION OK THK FAMOUS ABBKV. Home Quaint Old Tablets and Maic nlflcent Carvlnit and Tracery A Visit to the Home or Sir Walter ctt,at Abbottsford. COVKNTRY, ENGLAND, I July 24, 18H9. ( Ivditor Citizen: In a retrosixict of yes terday we find no room for joke or jest, although many funny things strike us of the iceiiliaritiesofour entertainers, but our heart is full of the old ruinous Ahln-y of Melrose, to which we hasten our re turn, to complete the enjoyment cut short bv the late twilight of Monday. Not venturing upon an attempt at a description, which to us seems sacrilege, we thought togive some idea of the im pression made upon ourselves, but this, too, is a difficult task. It is not so much our mind as the heart and affections thai this wonderful production of past ages works upon, and we tremble at compar ing what wc are wont to call religion in ourselves with the years of devotion and patient toil of those old monks, as, with out reward of men, they with their own hand produced these marvels of beauty as a token of their love to God, and what they believed to be His bride, the Catho lic Church. Hut even an attempt to write our own feelings is met with the diffi culty that everv wonl that we indite seems to us most Hat and commonplace. How, then, can we hope to interest even slightly our dear, far away friends? No, thev must come themselves and stand on the pavement covering thou sands of illustrious dead, over the very ...... i ,iu.n Him tlu- silver casket coiitain- ;., tlw. .r,-...-ii heart of King Robert the I Bruce, which was brought back from I Spain together with the body of his lov-J i',.n.,iv..r 1 he mi ant Lord amcs 01 iw.n.rljiss. and both olaced near together I under the cast window of what must I then have liccn theii pride, the church oi l tit..!,- fh'lttrlil' Near bv we stand upon the tomb of Michael' Scott, the Wizard, and trace with our finger the dim outlines of the cross, said to have been produced by the streams of moonlight through the tra ceried window at his head, a legend most appropriate, wc think, to the great al chemist. Nor is the record confined alone to priuceand nobleman or men of high de gree, as the world then considered them, but this tablet, which wc hope you can reproduce, gives evidence of the genius -j) one John Morvo (now called Murdoekl, a master mason and an excellent work man, from whom we fancy that some of our good friends of that name both in Salisbury and Asheville may have de scended ."because be it remembered thin master mason is not said to have been one of the monks, to whom celibacy had charms, and our friends seem surely to have inherited his talent in stone work. The tablet reads in quaint old English characters : SA CAES YE COMP.iSS EVEX AIIOI'T, SA Th'tTIl AM) LACTE l HIT IMH'TE. liEHALDETO YE 1IENDEQ JOHN MOKVO. In similar letters another tablet tells who John Morvo, Morrow or Murdock was as follows: 'John .-Morrow : Sonic Tynw : Cnllit wan -' .' mill 'f'"' ' '" '.f-s.-n cr : cvrtniiily ,.,ulh.n,l in : Kceit'mn: nil: Mason : Work .. V.-m(.-irii .Drms.' YE: 11YE : Kirk of Clnsnu : Metros : anil : Paxlcy : of: Xyd tkmliivll: unit : of: Clasou-: I : Pray : to (lod ; am .' 4Var-: bnith : ami : Sw eat : St. John : Keep : this : Holy : Kirk : trite: SKAITH." Near bv wc kneel upon the old kneeling stone of some sainted man and look at the horseshoes with which even then he t!..rlit to banish evil spirits, and we lu.i,.,l his iniunction to "Fray for the aoni ol l'eter the Treasurer," and alsi stand upon a slab covering one of our r.a,n ancestors, which is inscribed in "Memoirc of guid dame Margaret Kerr." The marvelous carving and tracery in stone which wc sec still preserving its fi-.-sh lieatitv all around us, fills us with niliiiit-atioii. almost we had said, awe- all of it is of such exquisite delicacy and endless variety. Crowning one of the columns at a height that requires care to distinguish it, appears a most graceful feminine hand, holding a bunch of flowers worthy their holder. We were struck with the diffi culty wc had in finding this, even with our guide's assistance, anu tnen wun me. '.,c,.;.,n ion it had for us when once our p lic-.-inio educated to seek it out from among its surrounding beauties. We did not wonder that Sir Walter Scott had i . reproduced to ornament his residence. Nor is it only the delicacy of its traceries ..i.-li we note with wonder, but the stu pendous magnitude of the work. A por tion of the roof, which still stands, is composed of slabs of stone which we est imate to lie at least ten inches in thick ness nnd several feet in length, while jut ting out Irom its lower edge is well pre served an image in stone of "The I'igaud the Hagpie." whieh. wc suppose, showed the estimate put upon the na tional instrument by the old fathers, that its strains were identical with the sqeal ing of a pig, in which opinion wc concur. High up in the transept wc are startled to see susiendcd two weighty stones trcntcning us with destruction. Hut the same cords which held them first will continue to do so ; nnd licsides, remem ber they arc quite modern, being the weights that propel the clock, placed there only some 401) years ago and still faithfully warning men of the inevitable lai)se of time. ... An hour is as much as we cau give this old nbbev. so we cannot do more than glance at its wonderful Triforiumorpass uge in the body of its massive walls 'round which the choir boys used to march, their sweet chanting reaching the om-n air as thev encompass the numer ous windows. This is hard to explain and marvelous to behold. Ami now we drive over a ocrfecllv ex quisite road along the pe cci'ul banks of the Tweed and arrive at Abbottsford, the home of the Wiiard of Scotland. The situation and surroundings of the man sion disapiwint us, lieing very low and .disagreeably damp. But all regret is re moved upon entering and viewing the immense number of relics of inestimable value with which the great author sur rounded himself and made his arduous ilabors joyous. We have no idea ol giving you a dry catalogue of these, but merely jnenlion a few which most pleased us. The study, first entered, is our bc.iu i..,.l ,ii Kii.-h a room, to whieh the stu dent descended by n balcony nnd stairs from his chamber, in n arc iiiseimu nun smnll desk, the latter made of the wood of the Armada, and a handsomely inland fhair, made of the wood of Robroyston, or the house in which Wallace was be- trayed. Facing the author was a port rait of his favorite, Rob Roy. In the adjoining library we see a bust of Scott bv Chantry and, of course, beau tiful in workmansliip; a cabinet of valu able relics, among them the crucifix held bv poor yueeii Mary as she went to exe cution ; several trophies meanly captured from the great Napoleon at Waterloo; and a reminder of the dear Old North State in a purse embroidered by Flora McDonald, Rob Roy's purse, Helen Mc Gregor's brooch, and many others. Next, the drawing room, nung wn-n p iiprimr i if Chinese work and design, and surrounded with numerous portraits, of which we can onlv mention "Sir Walter and His Dogs," by Radium, and por traits of his mother, wife and daughters, and a most realistic painting of the head ofyuccn Marv, taken immediately after it was secured from her lovely iierson, by Cawood, who obtained permission Irom Oueen Elizabeth, to do his ghastly work. The armorv adjoining the drawing room has its walls'litcrally covered with weapons of all kinds, ages and designs. Mnnv of them historical, such as the gun of Rob Rov, marked with his initials, his sword ; an elegant case of daggers ol King Charles; also the keys of Lock Lcven castle, lished up out of its depth of waters; kevs of the old Tollooth; thumb screws, used as tortures 111 those cruel days. Also some most interesting pen sketches, such as Queen Elizabeth danc iinr niiiic ii ludicrous representation ol her majesty renowned for her mil's, and a pen scene of "The Feast of the Spurrs," in which the highbinders' least is blessed bv the monk, hut on the covers liciug raised, only a pair of spurs is seen, indi cating an emptv larder. One of the gal lants I the storv irocsl hastens to the lowlands to refill the bill of fare, is cap tured, sentenced to death, but offered his liberty if he will marrv 'Mucklc'moulh Meg ;"" and the next sketch shows this scene, and well depicts the gallant's ilis- mist: but niter reflection lie preicrrca me embraces ol his homelv bride to those ol n liultc--, and thus gave rise to the family of Scott, Sir Waller himself being a di rect descendant ol tins curious marriage. In a word more we must cut short our description. Iiv saving everything coin hincd to carry out the thought, whim L'ood Sir Walter has inscribed around till' beautifully carved ceiling of his entrance hall, in old bnglish tyc: 1 use be the Coat Armouries ol clarnics and men of name quha (who I keen it the Scottish Marches in ye day ol null , f lev were wortlne in their tvme. and in their dclcus God thaiin de fended." iV brisk drive brings us back to Melrose station to catch a tast train, which gives us a chance to enioy an ivngusii railroad dinner at Leeds, and thence to Ilirmingham, where an hour s waiting allows oulv a walk through its niagnih cent station, covering with its glass arches nearly fifteen acres ol Hoor, as wc estimate bv counting our steps ; its roof supported on eiirlit loftv arches, framed of iron, each of one hundred feet span How impressive and instructive, in one day to behold, the stupendous work of the old monksof Melrose, and the equally stupendous station of to-day. (Juery: Which labor was calculated to do most practical good in time and eternity? lilcrnity alone can give the answer. From llirmingliam to Coventry, where wc lodge at the tjuccn's hotel right roy ally, and will continue the story of our rambles in our next. T. V. 1'. OFF TO BAR HARBOR. Uut the President PardoiiH Bark ley Before He Leaves, Washington, August 0. Attorney General Miller appointed James Atkins to be special assistant attorney for the southern district ol Georgia to assist in the prosecution of the case of the Ui iled States against ex-marshal Wade. The l'rcsident has pardoned John W. Ilarklcy, convicted in Georgia of passing counterfeit money. The 1 'resident and party, including sec retaries Wiiidom and I'roclor, and pri vate secretary Halford, left Washington at 0.41) this morning for New York, eu route to Har Harbor, Maine. It is understood that the board to which secretary Tracy referred the official re port upon the" trial of the l'etrcl have found, from data furnished, that the ship came up to all requirements. It is proba ble that the desire of the contractors to make another trial will lie gratified. Hond offerings to-day aggregated $'.)!),- 050, accepted $13,000 lour and halls at 100, and $f0 four at 128. To he Tried on the Old Indictiiteiif . Cn.i;i.i:sToN, S. C, August (I. In the case oflohu Veldcll, alias I'arsou Flcuion, charged with the murder of James Hl.ick- wi i. the trial will be Dcgun ai IidgchVld Friday. A true bill was found hv the arand jury in August l.SHli, mid nil new indictment will be necessary Ycldcll was senl from Richland comity jail Saturday, mcnarge niucpuiics.-iiorin nid Lvon. Governor Kichai dsondid not deem an extra guard necessary for Yel dell's safety. The majority of the icople ol hdgcfichl are determined that Veldcll shall have a fair trial, and there is no danger, nor has been, of popular violence. Yeldell will be defended bv Col. John W. Iichols.ol I'ltts- biug, and Hon. V. O. Ileiict, of this State. The prosecution will lx'conductcd bv Solicitor Nelson. A Vliolenale Shooting. Kvansvili.k, Ind., August 6. At Princeton, Kentucky, last evening, John Huteliiiis shot and fatally wounded two brothers George and Albert Lewis. One of the Ilutchins' stray shots struck Frank Dunn, inflicting a fatal wound. AH the parties were farmers of considerable prominence. The shooting was the re sult of an old grudge between Hutehins and the Lewis brothers. The murderer was placed under nrrest. The uentileH Joyful lu I'tah. Lakh City. Utah. August 6. The Gentiles are greatly elated over the re sult of vesterdav's election. The vote gave them a majority of forty-one in the city, which, it is claimed insures a Gen te citv irovernment next February. Six Gentiles were elected to the House of Rep resentatives, and the council giving them eight out of thirty-six memtx-rs. The Enyptlan campaign Over. Cairo, August 6. Gen. Grcncll is re turning to Cairo. The campaign isover. A lioilv of Eirvotians was left nt Saras, The cavalry arc in pursuit of the one Enurwho survived the battle ol tKitur- dav. He is lurking in the hills above Beilnna with a force ol 200 men. Charge In Favor ofMrs. May brick. i I.iveridoi., August 6, When the trial of Mrs. Mnvbrick for the murder of her husband was resumed this morning the Judge delivered his charge to the jury; his remarks were strongly in favor of the prisoner, ASHEVILLG WEATHER. The Hnlendld Record for the Past Two Months. The meteorological report for J line a nil July, show, that Asheville has not al together escaped the rainy weather which has been prevalent all over the country ; but while many places nave had days together of steady rain, we have had only short, but frequentshowers, tenqicrscd with fair and clear weather and sunshine. Asheville does not claim to have ideal weather every day in the year; as compared with other places, we have reason to be gratelul, and this region is still in the lead in the records of meteorological observation. With the July record, Dr. Von Ruck licgan the ob servations of the amount of that potent of oxygen in the air, known as ozone of which many places show an entire deficiency, and which, so far show an average of 3 Ms per cent. This amount, we are told, is unusually large for the most favorable localities, and may in a measure, depend upon the electrical slate of the atmosphere, thunderstorms, etc. No such observations exist for Asheville, and are not regularly made at other climatic resorts in this country ; but the great importance of this agent, as con ducive to recovery of health, especially, in lung disease, has long been advocated, and its artificial production and medici nal administration has engaged many learned men in the medical prolcssion. I ts free presence in our mountain air is only one more scientific evidence of the value of our climate. United States Signal Service Stntioll. I Winj-ull Sanitarium, Ashe ille, N. C, Lot. .'i.l.aii N., Long. N2 2I1 W. ijlcvntio" above sen level, l,"r0. M li T HO K ( l.( )( 1 1 C A L K H I -I ) K T l'or June anil July, 1NWI. A V li K A(! li l li M I' U K A H " K li. ITnui I 2 pin 7)in Mux. I Mill. I Mean. liiiieno.s'.ii7.2i inn.sci 7n.hk !i7.:iu I n.s July H7.ci7j71.:t-t!71i.:il I Ha. ISO I I14.di I 72.7-1- AVIiKAGii Klvl.ATIVli j II PMIHITY 7 a in " S i in j 7pm fliaily Mean. Iiinef KO.OII Bv.HO T 7a.au 72.!!l July I H'.i.iin I fl'.l.ll.'l I 70 -m 1 7.U0 AV15KAGI! AIISOLI'TU HUMIDITY. (Ornius ol moisture per cubic loot of air. ) I 7am I U p m p m l)aili Mean. liinrl 5.'".I4 I "i.C'-Ti July I ).(H2 0.372 I n.nan I R.ir. I O.liOP I (I.Titil AVHKACI! BAHOMHTIvH. (Currecteil l'or Temperutiire and Altitude) 7 a m J 8 ) m J 7 ii m Iaily Mean, lunel " SO.ao 1 3(1.12 130.17 T " 30.1(i July SO 10 I 3-MIK I 30.12 I 30.12 lRHClrlTATION." No.davim whieh o.ol n.lTofnl rainfall or ninre if r;iin fell. j in inches. Jun.l J" yl 19 I 77 la I .39 WBATHHR. I N No. i N . clouil v days No. days clear I lair with or vi li WiLlKkUt jilays. jdays mit rain. sunshine. lunel 1 1 I loi July I 16 I Average amount of Ozone in the air on scale of O. 10 hy Shienbein's method per e nt. : Ju'y, 4.5. WIND. (Average force of wind, settle o to it.) I.. Jiini'l July I 7am i 2 pm a p m ll..ily Mean. 0.70 " 1.3(1 I 0.71! ).! O.H7 I 1.33 I 0.74 (Ulfi KAKL VON Rl'CK. M. 1)., Observer. A Painful Accident. Yesterday morning, while attempting to board a baggage car on the electric street railway, on South Main street, George Ilrown, a worthy cotorcd citizen, met with a pamlnl accident. 1 he car was in motion at the time, and Drown missing his footing, fell to the ground and his right foot across the track. Tin car wheel passed over the member in dieting a very ugly and painful wound, though Drs. Ilattle and Fletcher, who attended the unfortunate man, hope that Ilrown's foot mayltc saved. Hrown told the reporter yesterday, that he had no one to blame but himself for the accident. He was taken to the Mission Hospital and his aunt is expected to arrive to miuistei to his wants this afternoon. Htate Farmeri' Alliance. The annual meeting of this body will be held inFayettcville, bcgimiingon Tues day next. The following round trip rates In the session have been issued by the nnsscimer department of the Richmond and Danville Railway Co. From Ashe villc SH.1S: from Marshall $K.75; from Waynesvillc $S.7.r); from Sylva $!).i from Charleston $'.).75. Tickets will be placed on sale from August 11 to 15 in elusive, good returning until August 17th. Those intending to attend the meeting of the State Alliance must leave Asheville on Sunday evening August 1 1 at 9.55 o'clock, arriving at Fayctteville Monday afternoon nt 3.20 o'clock, over the CaK: Fear and Yadkin Valley route In Aid of the Soldiers, A lawn party will Ix; given on the grounds of Capt. Win. W. West, corner of Pine and Chestnut streets, if the weather permits, to-morrow, ( Thursday afternoon, front 4 to 7 o'clock. The proceeds of the refreshment tables will be applied to the present necessities of two wholly disabled soldiers and their families, who nre in need. The object is a worthy one, nnd all residents of Ashe ville and visitors, children and adults, are earnestly invited to participate. Tobacco HaleK. .Secretary K. I. Holmes of the Asheville Tobacco Association furnishes Tnii Crri ZBN with the following figures concern ing leaf tobacco transactions on the Asheville market for the month just ended; also, the total sales and prices obtained from Octolxr, 18HS, to August 1889. For July 94,153 pounds were sold, whieh brought $8,205.51. From the licginiiing of the present session till August 1st, sales reached 4,137,998 pounds, which brought $418,708.65. A Came of lcrooHe Will lie played by a band of Cherokee Indians at Haywood White Sulphur Springs, Friday afternoon, next, liegin- ing at 3 o'clock. The grand opening hnll and german at the hotel will take place the same evening. ITIIE SCUITERNONG GRAPE. HOME 1NTERE8TI5IG ABOUT IT. KACTS North Carolina Not to he Depriv ed ofthe Honor of It Origin or Value Col. Hoyt Goes Back Three Hundred Yearn, Ktc. Ivditor Citizen : In your issue of the 3rd hist, commenting on Mr. Creecy s lecount of the scupiiernong graiies on Roanoke island you stated that "the seuppcrnong did not grow on Roanoke ISiailU III U1C mac in n uinciivci . Well aware of the extensive uilorma- tion you possess on this and other kin dred subjects, I attach great importance to this statement. What readers it par ticularly interesting is the fact, that it differs Irom the eommimlv accepted his tory of this grape. In September ol 1 SOU, 1 visited Roanoke island and was there shown a scupiKTiiong vine said to have lieen growing when r i waiter Kai- lgh s colony lauded, whieli.il my mcmo v serves me right, was in 1554. From the vast area of hind covered by this vine, and the enormous uirth of its trunk, 1 did not deem the story as at all improb- ible. This tradition has been handed down from the earliest inhabitants through successive generations to the ircsent time, and is implicitly believed iv the natives of the island. Standing under that vine, my lancy irricd me back three hundred years, and I pictured the gallant and chivalrous Raleigh, resting under its gratelul shade, mil perhaps refreshing himself with its luscious fruit; the same fruit which was hanging everywhere in such dense masses vcr in v head. It was, to my mind, the most interesting feature connected with the island, a living link binding us to the long ago. And now you come, my dear sir, with vour pitiless assertion anu iiic up this vine, root and branch, and cast it i way Irom us lorevcr. Hut I will not give it up so readily. One by one, what were laugM to our nitlil'ul minds as facts, have been ruth lessly assailed -and destroyed by modern research; and now I am called on to sur- cnilcr Raleigh standing under the great seuppcrnong vine at Roanoke island. the prools, my dear sir: V on say It was tonncl one lumdrcil ml fifty years later in Tyrrell county on the main land." That is another impor- ant fact in the obscure history of this most singular and interesting grape. vliich sonic of ouruorthcru viticulturists laim is not a grape at all, but a nonde script. Their opinion in my estimation, however, goes lor naught, ior us iruii must he "sour grapes" to them, seeing it will not grow north. It is a loyal South- on and true son ol .North Carolina. It will not fruit even in Virginia. The State which absorbed all the glory ol I'clturrcw's charge at Gettysburg, anil reports all North Carolina's tobacco crop is her own, cannot lane irom us our seuppcrnong grape. Had it originated in Massachusetts, tor instance, me nomc ol moral ideas, and the Concord grajie. it would have been the finest grapem the world. Hut asit is, lthasnoriiaphragms in its brandies, and us lruu is not oornc in bunches, but in clusters ol three or four, which ripen singly and drop; and it is so deficient in sugar that its juice will not make wine unless by the addition of sugar, and its tendrils arc not forked, and it will not grow from cuttings, and it will not stand pruning, and it is not subject to any disease, and its seeds arc different from those of any other grape, and, in short, it is not worthy ol being mentioned in the same breath as our giapes. So they say. Well, it suits us. wc nue ootn its hint and its wine; and beside, while moral ideas and Concord grapes both ull'cr terribly from rot and mildew, the wciippcniong never does. Ai nutting the seuppernong was not in existence when Raleigh s colony landed its parent, the muscadine, was; and pos sibly it was that grape, and not the win ter grape, as von suggest, which was found growing in such prolusion by the colonists. The winter grape, or, as it is botam ill v called, Vitis Cordifolia, and known in this immediate section as the "possum grime," does not grow m that section at feast that is my impression. Hut th vitis Kotuuditohn. variously called mus ca inc. ouuace anu iox gia iv, umw; everywhere in the eastern counties. The Vitis Aestivalis, known as the summer grape in some sections and tall grape in others, according to the season tor then nemmr. and of which laniilv the .vil lous, Cynthiaiia, Herbcmont.cte.,arceul tivated varieties, also abounds. The seuppernong is a sproutoftlic wild muscailiiie, is a true koi uuiiiioiia, nun i he oulv white one known. All theother members ol that family bear black grajies, The Thomas, the Mish, the Flowers, seedlings ol the wild muscadine, are black. Fruit of the vines produced by iilnuimg seuppernong seed invariably re verts to its original color, black. This bciiiL' -the case, why could not a seed of the muscadine, dropped on Roanoke Island hv sonic bird, have resulted scupiiernong, just as well as, and even lie fore, the one found in Tyrrell county ? It is unite probable. I found in the forest in my vicinity a wild Aestivalis vine bcann n white grape. For some time 1 was un der the impression that this was tliconl.v instance ol the kind ever known, oui. re cently I have heard ol a similar vine hav ing been found in Arkansas. At a meeting of the American I'oniol ogical Society held last winter, the Mish grape was mentioned as "a grain- of no merit. 1 wonder u uns can oe true, i remember very well w hen it was first in troduccd. I was a boy then and thought it oossesscd a delicious flavor. The orig inator. Mr. Mish, a Scotchman and farmer, living on the banks of the Pain lico river, a few miles below the town of Washington, found it growing wild in the forest. Struck by its superior flavor, he transplanted the vine to his garden and cultivated it. He brought some specimens ol the hunt to town, and air Thoins Sparrow, at that time a promi nent lawyer in Kasleril North Carolina and an nmatcur horticulturist, was so favorably impressed that he licrsuaded Mr. Mish to propagate it with a view to its introduction. They gave it the name of the "l'nnilico grape. Alter Mr Mish's death, the name was changed to Mish. It is now cultivated largely in the Tokav vineyards of Mr. Green, at Fay ctteville, nnd in the Mcdoc vineyards of Col. Garrett, in Halifax county, for wine making purposes. When Nicholas Longworth, "the with er of Anurican wine making,"cstahlished his Cataw ba vineyards near Cincinnati, American wines were but little drank. The "Longworth's Catawba"soon gain ed aelebntv, nnd gave an impetus to wine making. Although many others made Catawba wine, yet Longworth's wine possessed a bououet of such suiie- rior excellence that it outstripicd all ot)K.rs in imW,c mvr. Hc kept his secret n, mul it died with linn, ' From this same little town of Wash- ngton, just men tinned, large quantities of new wine of the seuppernong were shipped annually to Longworth, and he used it as a basis tor giving that wonder ful flavor which his Catawba wine alone possessed. mil 1 tind I am rambling, let where is the Hastcrn North Carolinian whose mind will not revert to carl v associations it the mere mention of the seuppernong grae .' John K. IIovt. Fngadiue, August 5, 1889. FOLKS VUV KNOW. Who They Are i Where Thev Are, and What They Are noiug. Dr. U. M. Walker, of Danville, Va., is here. Mr. E. 1). Carter leaves for Knoxville to-day. Mr. A. L. Carter is at Black well's Springs. Mr. Geo. A. Sliuford has returned from Madison court. Mr. Walter U. Moore, of Webster, is at the Grand Central. Miss Iiessic Shcrrill, of .Salisbury, is the guest ol Mrs. R. P. Walker, in smith Asheville. A. T. Pfohl, Iisi., a well known citizen Salem, N. C, was al the Swaiinanoa j yesterday. Miss Annie Ilrown, of Sherman, Texas, is the guest of Mrs. L. Chapman, on Haywood street. Miss Minnie Schcr, ck, of Salisbury, and Miss Rumple, of Brooklyn,. N. Y., arc at Mrs. Reynolds', corner of .North Main mil Woodlin streets. Misses Ivttic and Ludic Harris, of Koine, Ga., who have been spending 'Cveral weeks with Mrs. John II. Weaver if this city, left for their home yesterday. Mr. F. A. Hayncs and a parly of five cntkuieu from Knoxville, were in the ily yesterday en route to Canada, Jack son county, for a few days' trout fishing ill the Tuckasccgcc river. Mr. A. S. llrvson, ol Franklin, N. C, who was in the city yesterday, has icceptcd a position as traveling sales man with the extensive wholesale boot and shoe house of Hayncs, Ilcnson & Co., Knoxville, Tenn. Associate Justice A. S. Men iinon, of the State supreme court, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon and is the guest of Capt. Natt Atkinson. Mr. justice Mcrrimon is accompanied by Mrs. Men i inon, Mrs. Lee S. Overman and Miss Maud Mcrrimon. RANBOIU NOTIvM Roped In by Rambling ReporlerH Roaming Around the Cit. Work on the new electric railway building will be commenced within the next few days. The new residence of Mr. Richmond 'car-sou, at Richmond Hill, will be com pleted about October 1. The gcrmau at Iiattery Park last even ing was a dclignttui anair, ami largely ittcnded by society folk. Don't forget the "American Carnival" it the Farmers' warehouse on Tuesday uid Wednesday evenings next. J. L. Wagner and O. D. Kcvell yestcr- lay purchased two lots on llridgc street, j formerly belonging to Dr. Iilisha liaird, for which they paid $2,200. The summer tourist has taken the town every hotel and nearly all the hoarding houses being filled to overflow ing with those in quest of pleasure and health. The new uniforms for the city police will be completed about Friday, and the wicldcrs of the locust will cut a wide swath when they get m their new clothes. The "American Carnival" for the ben efit of the Trinity church organ fund will j be held at the Farmers' warehouse ill this city on the evenings of August 13 ml 14. B. & I.. ASSOCIATIONS. Two Local BranclicH Orgauixed in thin City YeHterdny. A branch association of the Southern Mutual lluilding and Loan Association, of Atlanta, was established ill tins city yesterday by the appointment ofthe hd lowing official board : W. W. West, president; Ii. I. Holmes, secretary and treasurer; W. It. Gwyn, attorney. Dircctors-W. W. West, C. T. Rawls Col. W. lv. Williamson, J. A Tcuncnt, J. M. Westall, Jesse R. Staines and W. 11. Gwyn. The Home Association is incorporated and officered by some ofthe most promi nent and influential citizens ofthe South, and the establishment ofthe branch here will aid materially in the improvement of proK-rty in this city. As previously announced in these col umns, the Inter-State lluilding and Loan Association was also organized yester day with the following officers and di rectors: Chas. D. Wanton, president; C. T. Rawls, secretary; W. H. Penland, treasurer. Directary: Lawrence Piilliam, C. Iv. Graham, C. C. McCarty, 1). N. Daven port, Jas. II. Loughran, S. R. Kepler, S. llammcrshlag, J. A. Conant and J. A. Tenncnt. Attorneys, Cobb and Mcr rimon. Depositary: First National Hank. The Asheville branch started out under the most favorable auspices. Nearly live hundred shares have Ih-cii taken, and we predict this numlier will lie increased to over one thousand in a tew days. HoHpltal Manaitera. Mrs. W. W. Ilarnard and Mrs. W. S. Child are the lady managers in charge of the Mission Hospital for the next two weeks. AN AMKRICAN CARNIVAL. Two TCnlerlalniuentH Such an Asheville Han Never Seen. (Juke a brilliant and interesting pro gram is that wnich has been arranged and perfected by the energetic and pro gressive lady members of Trinity F.pisco pal church, this city, for the magnificent entertainments to be given under their auspices at the Farmers' warehouse, on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, August 13, and 14, in aid of the church organ fund. The object appeals strongly to every liberal-minded and generous hearted resident of the city, and ifa crowded house does not greet the ojien ing ofthe "American Carnival" on Tues day evening next, Tin-: ClTI.liN will lie greatly surprised and disappointed. Not only will it be surprised, but will sincerely regret, that those who failed to attend, have messed such a grand retroscctive of the nation's growth and progress from its earliest days to the present time. The interior ofthe building in which the carnival is to be held, will be most beautifully decorated and adorned. Huge palms, rare flowers, and evergreens of niitltiliiilious variety, will abound in endless prolusion, while the illuminations will be iierl'ccflv entrancing. The Hag of the nation will not be forgotten, ami bright hunting of many a brilliant hue, twined in heavy, graeclul folds will greet the eye on every side. Wonderfully lieau tiful, indeed, will be the magnificent decorations, designed by the fair hands of willing workers in a cause so worthy of their labors. And, then, the costumes: Columbia the mother of us all, in flowing robes, emblematic of the I'nion; in all her beauty and sweet simplicity, guarding the liberty of her children, and watching with eager eve and gladdened heart the progress and well-being of those she calls her own. The strait-laced, blue law Puritans; the "Witches of Salem," "Virginia Dare," the first white child born on American soil, at Roanoke Is land in 1587; the "Heroes of the Revo lution ;" in fact, representatives of every period of American history will apjiear in perfect costumes, representing the peo ple and the times in which they lived All these and many more delightful nt- tractions may be seen at the "American Carnival" next week, a fuller account of which will appear in these columns Tues day morning, August 13. Months, presided over bv fair and enarining ladies and gallant gentlemen at which one can purchase, at moderate cost, almost any article he or she may desire, will be numerous decked out in brilliant colors and designs, indicating what articlcsare sold therein. Ice cream and cakes, and water ices; fancy articles, useful and ornamental, and of every de scription. Solid refreshments will also be provided, and the inner man and the outer man will both be made happy if they attend the beautiful and brilliant "American Carnival" on Tuesday nnd Wednesday evenings next. Don't forget the time, nor the place, nor the object for which these most recherche and delight fid entertainments are to.be given. Let the house be packed, for worthy, indeed, is the cause. Madison Court Judge Clark A gentleman ofthe bar who has been in attendance on Madison court informs us that while the misdemeanor docket has been a full one, the criminal docket has made a small record. Judge Clark has been very rigid in dealing with a cer tain class of offences involving the viola tion of morality; and wherever convic tion has been had, has imposed the full penally of the law, and this we are pleased to learn with the general cordial ipprobntion ofthe people ofthe county Ige Clarke has won their respect by ; ,j dignity, firmness, impartiality and learning as a Judge, and their hearts by his coui'icsy and urbanity as a man. And wc know that he is held in the highest esteem bv the members ofthe bar, who respect 1 1 i tn for his inflexible-justice, hisim partial, vet liijid enforcement, ofthe rules I practice, md the enforcement of that I rt'sl'trL to the august tribunal charged with the grave duties of suppressing and punishing crime and of holding the scales of justice between man and man. Judge Clark acts out the principle that when the courts are respected, the laws will lie obeyed. And he is right. A SeriouH Accident. lidward Keith, a son of Rev. Dr. Keith, of Knoxville, a brother-in-law of Mr. W. R. Whitsou, of this place, a lad lictween sixteen and seventeen, while playing a game ofb.iscball Monday afternoon, was struck on the nose by the ball, the bones being broken. Yesterday afternoon pro fuse and very serious hemorrhages set in, only arrested by prompt medical aid, sev eral physicians being called in. The ctrength ofthe lad was much reduced, ind his condition at one tune was criti cal. Last evening he was resting nuicuy ind if there is no recurrence of hemor rhage the danger is past; which we sin cerely hope to be the case. A Farmer'H Picnic. The Sand Hill Farmers' Alliance will give a picnic nt that place on the 17th inst. An elegant dinner will be spread and the following gentlemen have been invited to lie present and address the assemblage on the festive occasion: Senator Z. H. Vance, Hons. R. B. Vance, Thus. 1). Johnston and H. G. Uwart, nnd Messrs. R. A. Illackwcll and Thos. B Long. The public cordially invited to participate. A ball at Ardcn Park last evening was quite largely attended by Ashcvillians, prominent among whom were Dr. Fred, L. Jacobs and Mr. John Smathers. THE SPOKANE BLAZE. TIIIHTV BLOCKS DESTROYED WITHIN A FF.W HOI KS. A Scene of Desolation Fearful to Contemplate Later and More Accurate Information From the Scene ofSunday's DlHaHter. Spokane Falls, W.T., August C The wires are now in such condition that somewhat fuller particulars of Sunday's conflagration can lie given. The fire started at a quarter past six o'clock, in the root of a lodging house on Railroad ivenue, third door from I'ost street. A dead calm prevailed ut the time, and peetators supposed that the nremcn. would Sliced ily bring the flames under control. This could have been done if ettcr precautions had liccn taken, but the superintendent of the water works was out ofthe city, and for some reason, the men in charge failed to respond to the call for more pressure. The heat crc- ted a current of air, and in less than a half an hour the entire block of frame lions were enveloped in flames, and burning shingles and other debris filled the air. igniting several adjoining blocks. At the same lime the opposite block to that m which the lireongmatcd.in winch stood the Pacific hotel, one of the hand somest structures in the northwest, took fire. It was now ten o'clock, and by this time a high wind prevailed from the south-west, and it was evident that the entire business portion of the city was in danger. Mayor rirth ordered that buildings be blown up with giant powder to check the spread of the lire. This order was sccdily put into execution and the explosion id ded to the reign ol terror, the pic ture was weird, grand, and awful. Mock. liter blink yielded to the demon ol lestruction ; the skv was overcast with black clouds; a strong wind sprang up from the north-cast, fanning the flames luriously, while an upper current contin ued to curry burning cndicrs in the op- isitc direction. The Grand Hotel, Wash ngton block, liagle block, Trull block, i new granite block, the Cushing build ing, the funs t-ity ijhtii iiouse, Civile block, and all the banks, ind in fact every house from Railroad avenue, north to the river, ind from Lincoln street cast to Washington street, with the exception of i lew buildings in the northeast corner were totally destroyed. Meantime, a sudden change in the direction of Un wind, carried the hie southward across Railroad avenue, and destroyed the Northern Pacific passenger and freight lepots and several cars, the Ireight depot was a splendid structure, and was tilled to tne rooi wun vaiuaoie inerciiaii dise, very little of which was saved. The terrifying shrieks of dozens of loco motives mingled with tne roar oi tne flames, the bursting of cartridges, the booming of giant powder, the hoarse shouts of men and the pitiful shrieks of women and children, looking upon the broad and mighty river of flame, was seen against a jet black sky. Occasionally two imposing currents ol wind met. causing a whirlwind of fire that seemed to ienetrate the clouds, pcnorming an sorts of lantastic gyrations. in this manner the appalling monster held high irnival until about 10 o clock, when the Howard street bridge over the river went down. A boom of logs took hie and burned for hours on the surface of the river. Many times blazing pillows of fire covered the river, igniting the mammoth lumlicr and flouring nulls that lined its banks; but by heroic efforts its career was checked on the south side of the stream. It was a scene of desolation that was tearful to con template; fragments of naked walls of what were a lew nours oeioreniagniiiccui structures ol brick and granite, stood like grim sentinels over the surface of the burning sea; all was devastated. The burned district embraces thirty blocks besides the depot. The only brick houses left standing are the Crescent block anil the American theatre. Schools mil churches, colleges and hospi tal were beyond the lines of the burned district and were not lost. It is imiKissi- ble at this writing to estimate the loss with anv degree of accuracy, but it will not fall short often million dollars, with an insurance of about one-fourth of that amount. The banks have obtained tem porary quarters and several have already oK-ned for business. The work of clear ing away debris has already begun, and the work of rebuilding will be also com menced at once. The firemen are blow ing down dangerous walls, and a militia company is guarding the burnt district, while mounted police patrol the city. The company will be reinforced by a company from Walla Walla to-day. The city council has held a meeting, and dis cussed a resolution prohibiting the erec tion of wooden buildings in the burned district, and a mass meeting of citizens sustained it unanimously. It will lie passed at the regular Wednesday meet ing. The council has passed a resolution revoking license of all hotels and restau rants, and ol dealers in provisions, who idvance their prices. Only two saloons remain and they nave been eioseo oy or- ler of the mayor. The council ordered the committee on lire and water and sewers to investigate the cause ofthe ab sence ol the superintendent ol the works, isthcmanlctt in charge was incompe tent. A hoK-tul leehng prevails; ana al though the destruction will retard the progress of the city for a time, it is im possible that resources so vast, ana sta bility so well established, should lie blot ted out. It will rise again grander and better than before nnd will still claim its position as the commercial center and railway center of eastern Washington. Save the pieces. From the style in which pieces of rock ire flying from the side of Town moun tain after each explosion of the blasts in the quarry, it might be assumed ilial the purpose is to blow the fragments all over the country instead of saving them for use, as might be the supjiosed use of the dynamite. Yesterday we were informed that a cow was killed by a falling frag ment at a very considerable distance from the blast. We have been frequently requested to call attention to the damage being daily done to the upper wall of the reservoir by the violent impact of the same fragments. As that is a serious matter, wc comply with the request of said informants that the proper authori ties interpose to prevent the alleged in juries. Rev. Mr. Huiniuey ' Address. Rev. George Summey, of Chester, S. C, son of Mr. A. T. Summey, of this city, will deliver an address at the First Pres byterian church thisevening, beginning at 8.30 o'clock. The public cordially invited.