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BOARDING, WANTS, For Kent, and Lost Notices, three lints or less, 25 Cents fur each insertion. THE DAILY CITIZEN Delivered to Visitors in any part of the City. One Month . Two Weeks, or less i.c. ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1889. NUMBER 102. VOLUME V. DAILY CITI ZEN PRESIDENT NOR YIN GREEN -WRITKS ANOTHKH LliTTICU '.. TO WANAMKKK, ItiWIiicli He OenicsThat official's : " Allegations, and Asserls Hial the Government lias Kcally Nothing " r to Complain Ahout. "lixicernvi; Oit-iii; V. V. T. Co., NiiW Yomi, August s. " "Hon. John Wnnamukcr, Postmaster General Hear Sir: Acknowledging the " receipt of your letter ot August 2, 1 beg to say I much regret thntthc jn I 1 ii-.t ti ti ol my letters lo you to which you refer was rendered necessary liy tile cxtiaor ' dmarv statements on information fur nished this (your I department, contained : in your letter of July 13, and extensively v printed in the newspapers on the lollow- "i fiii' ilav. You nirain refer to the privi- legis find benefits derived liy this eoin- -' pany through the nets of Congress, and especially the act of 1 Slit!. You say 'iin- ' dcr these grants thccompaiiy liasclaimed V the right to the use, without roinpciisa l ' . .., itii ii v kind as to tlie right of wav oier the luL'hwavs of the country, on the 'llioimd of their being post mails. It has bioadened this claim to the extent that sttccts ol cities and towns are also post . to ids. and therefore mien and tree to lis ' -. ' iiivuiianev and use. The courts have sus "" t tilled it in I his claim.' Father youorwc ' art verv Imtllv informed hy our respective : legal a'dviser's as to what lias been ..I-, liv the telegraph company and held I iv the courts in respect to the scope o..,t mil nil- tv o that gram, i nave nan occasion from time to time logo throti the records in a ureal many cases, 'but I do not recall any instances which such claim has been : i. made and sustained hy the courts , What we understand the government did L'ive us in the act of lStJli, was a t. i n. liise and ritihl to do telegraph Imsi hiss in all the Slates, and this franchise ' ' was given alike to all telegraph com .mrs or other uni ties who might unt it ; anil siiliscipiently, hy what was , . known as the Itullcr amendment, it was specially extended to all railroad enm iianies." lint the act never assumed lo give us, and could not give us, the right to plant our vies on any but lauds acl ii illy belonging to the government ; and . ' that right we have very rarely exercised ixiept, when the government put them into its navv vards and military posts and stations or to its department quar . V u-rs in theeitv of WnsliiiiKtou. II.nl yon c ircfullv read the decision in the I'ens.i : cola teleKmph case to which you rcler, . ,1 mould mil have fallen into such a giievous error upon this point. C'liiel . ' Instice wane, in iue '"iv mi. .. thus defines the scope of the ael ot lNliti, undereonsidcratiou : "Noipicstionanscs as to the authority of Congress to pro vide for the appropriation ot private m.i-ti- to t lit uses o the telegraph, lor ate for Government service during the I on news dispatches, tin .t.ejee would ,,st live years considering the eharacter j revenue Mr the K-vm..en . . Id f the service was lower than thai .L'iven have liccn larger than .1 was at tin inLs i i 1 'I ,,. I .m-fi'iii) i ! '( t tm1 U) ail V ( ) L I It. I Mil LI ' "1. i". - , , ales has been one cent per word lor a "I nave tin ii"uo. thousand miles or less. Volt make up a : speeiiully vours sin sed nicssatrc with nilclrcss and uri no such' attempt has been made. The use ol puiine pi oni ii hiiiiiv, , If private property is rcipiired, it n Ik-, so far as the present Icgislalw must ition is concerned, obtained by private arrange ments with its owner. No compulsory proceedings can be had under the consti tution; private property is not inter fered with; only national privileges are granted " Tlii- decision in this case thcrelorc was that the Stale of Florida could not pro hibit the Western I'nion Telegraph C'om- i,.., in iT.ei iue anil oneraliny its lines of lelcKraph intli.it Slate alter it had acipiircd a l iltt ol way lor Us plant from a railroad company ol that Mate; i.,.i .li.l not hold thai it was exempt from the obliualioii to buy or condemn understate statutes the property neces sary to enable it to build Us lines. 1 lie i-.iilVoads are liost roads as well as some of the highways, and if the govei ninciit gives us the right ol way oil post roads whv should we have to pay the railroad ....imianiesforit? We have to contract i ulii.-iiii. our riirhls of way Iroui i 1... .,.,i.'iMU will I OWI1 them, whether rail- ;,.,.!,,l '.-,imo.iiiics. turnpike ami plunk mail ....mniiii-s or individual land owners anil in ease of streets and highways, we have to obtain license from the city, 1 1. ..I- St nt i- authorities, or condemn I,. .niilioiitv of State laws. 1 sin ecrelv wish thai your ideas of the law that "we are in fact occupying many thousands of miles ol post mails and are privileged to occupv all the highways m tl. Iimicil Stales." miller the grants ol that net niav prove sound in law. lint we have not relied upon that grant, and are not satisfied the courts would now sustain your views. Our occupancy of the streets is always hy license ol the local authorities, or of the State; and in the xasc of the elevated railroad company in the city of New York, to which you re fer we pav the companies who own the t-mrtun-'ftir the riirht to string onl ine act to which signature-of unusual length and tweuty wonls in the ooilv sent a snori oisl.iihc under our half rate contracts with cer tain transportation companies, a ml sh.iw that it is a tnlle less tnan tne i.overu mcnl rate; but the half rale is generally higher; and you forgot that litis half rate in' money is not all we get. To it must be added the value ol wh.il tnose trans portation companies do lor us. Hut when von apply even the strongest sup iw.ueil ' i-.-ise to messages between New York and Chicago, or Washington and Sl.;l,ouis, you will find the ('.ovcriiiiiinl ite is the lower. I Here is no coiiiii.ni- soit between the service lor the newspa pers (even the special rales to one news paper) and messages transmitted for the t'loveriiineut. A special of IfiOO words would makcliflv t'lovcrnincnt messages of thirty words each, each message requiring a separate checking, booking, numbering, routing, enveloping ai special delivering. We -olten have a special news repor: oi nvc iiioiis.iuo words or more, cipial to one hundred and sixtv-six messages of thirty words each, whilst our commercial and social messages average but about seventeen words, including address and signature In mv Ibimcr statement that four mes sages transmitted and delivered to a single address, the C.ovcninicnt was the only ctistonier that enjoyed a reibiced rate, I distinctly excepted in the contrast the sc vice for' the ncwspape,-s, arrangements with railroad and transportation com-o.-oMcs and Lhc disl riliu! .ion of commer cial news reports. It is not true that this company gives the large papers of New 'York, Chicago ami other large cities a day rale ol one hall' cent per word, and a night rate of one ipiarlei of a cent per word. That rate applies onlv between New York, Phila delphia and Washington. Nor is it true thill this company gives the large papers of the large cities any lower rate than it gives the small papers of the large cities, or the small papers of the small lilies. The press rate, which is based on oui commercial rate, is the same to every pa-n,.i- in t lie same eitv or town, great or small, whether il does business to the ex tent of one dollar per year or one linn-1 tired thousand dollars. It is not true I Hi., i i In- tuitroiiiitrc from the press is the I most profitable we have. There is little in mi iirolil on the reiiiilar press service; and it would not add to our profit if the I rate was made still lower. However, as; il is based on our commercial rale, it necessarily is red need wit hit. The question of our press rate lias nccn muni iiisciisscu with the press associations who nanus; many hues leased wiiicn nicy opei.in thcnisclves arc quite lamilliar with the cost of rendering it as llicy arc wtui iue cost of like service in other coiinti ies, and il was loiinil and ailnntteil uiai tne press liite ol tins country, considering distances, is the lowest of any country in the world and the mosl liberal in us ap plication. On the signal service reports since 1S7L', the rate has been reduced as , in the case of other government service l. 1,-n.i heaiiiL' I he cii euii s. I'ntil about 1SS1-, the circuit for signal service, pitying ,'i cents per word, was counted as a prac tical working circuit. A compound cir cuit requiring tlicuscoi repeaicis.iisiioni New I1IK to .MllWilllKce, Willi ino'in, w;is chargeil and paid for as two cir cuits, or at the rale of (i cents per word. So, also were lhc circuits from New York in K.isi i.orl. Me . and from Cincinnati to New ' Irlcans, whilst the circuit lrom Chi-1 c;igo to Sail I'raiK'isco, to S;in 1 'icgo, ! .mil San Prancisco to Olvmiiia, W. T., i were each rated and paid for lis three circuits, or '.) cents per worn, i neoiiieis ; vi-i-ri' I'oiiMtei iiouoie oi 111:11. .uiuii.-' ',ni- we are onlv paid (i cents per for each of these circuits, so that the rate 1 for the signal service reports has on aj number of circuits been reduced t u- half, and the others to one-third of the' amount previously paid. If we had been , paid last year for this signal service on , the same basis as in 17- we would have ; received nearly twice as much as we did, WhiNt the" rate on government i ni.'ssM.'cs. hxed so nearly at tne to remain viry 1 "NoHVix (".ItiiliN, I 'resilient. iii.i.i ! ami Komti'.". MITCHELL'S PEAK. the it ,1 iind a ill A I.onc IIislwi"ia" liofH Thro" a Train. Miwi -a col is. Minn.. August S. Tin Wisconsin Central passenger train from Chicago which passed Chippewa Palls, Wisconsin, at torn- o'clock tins 111. li ning, was held up and robbed by a single man between Chippewa Falls and Abbottsi'ord. Half an hour bel.ne at the hour named, a niaiieiiteicilonc ol Un sleeping cars .iiiiicoininanilcd thecondiic tor and porter to throw up thcr hands, and then proceeded 10 go through thein, taking all ihev had. One passenger was also robbed, and a shot or two hied at the porter, bid no our was hit, Thcrob 1 i.nlleil thr bell rope as soon its he had .... mnl-.ti.il ihr robbery, and when train came to a stop, he jumped oil and ,.u...,,.,l V11 ai iriiint was made to 1 l.iw him. lake l.ilt. a Milwuu Minncapohs theatrical manager, was , n, 1 Ii,. sleeoer. and the b lired at the poller whizzed past Ins lace. The man was described as having the ap pearance of a woodsman, lb.' wore a slouch hat, and carried a gnu and a big l.n;i'r in his belt, lie entered the sleeper ,1 ilrnvr 1 lie oorler to one end of the Thr oiii-ier did some veiling t awake the passengers; whereupon the robber fired. This put a quietus on Hie pot ter, and the robber got in his work, lie look from the conduetoi iSHIl, and a silver walch, and from the porter a -told watch and a small amount of money, lie tackled another passenger, but tile latter told him t he conductor had nil his money. Asa mailer of fact, however, the man had live hundred dollars on his per son. The Irc-ilent Still IWovinu. ItosTo.x, August S. A special train with President Harrison and parly, pres iilenl Lord, ol the liosl.m and Maine railroad, Lieutenant t'.ovcriior llraekeit ind members of the I 'lovcrnor's stall, ami . 11 ..1 ..,.1 ..r i a corps ol newspaper men, 1.1 010 j lhc Hosloii and Maine railroad depot at II o'clock this morning en route to Itai Harbor. I lie engine, wlucll is llle new lorlv-live toll Ineoillotiye "'l'iipee;inoc." was decorated with Moral designs. A Marge crowd witnessed llle departure, I winch was made to the accnnipniiiiuciH ' of a salute by a battery and eoniiiiind I cheers ol thcerowd. I.ieutciianl t'.ovcriioi llraekeit and stall will leave I lie Irani at Haverhill. C.cncral manager I'lirber, ol the Huston and Maine railroad. iccoinpa nics the parly and will personally super vise the arrangements ol the trip. A IHMiual Jlys'.iry ol Hie Wesl. 11i;i.i:na, Mon., August s. I lie minim of the deail bodies ol 1 'lhc Jones, Ills wile and two other persons, was reported yesterday from Corvallis. a small town 'in Hitter i-iool Valley, in Western Mon tana. A voiuig girl who hail been shot ;.. ih,. hi,, vv.is also found on I'.iu dale mountain, and all of the dead had been I shot in the back. A party was lormed to j bring in the bodies. No further details ! could In- obtained as Corvallis is wit In ml telegraphic facilities. Jones was married ! three weeks ago and was 011 lhc road to ' his ranch. Another Ieslrin.'live I'irc. I'oUT W.wni;, Ind., August S.--A hie broke out in the I k store of Kcnncr P.atsley iS: Co., in Tientman block lasl 1 veiling. The slock was ail entire loss hing $Hi,oii, insured lor o'ii,ooo. block was ilainaiii d to tlie e.leul ol $15,(1110, lu 1 1 v insured. The Trent man , 'j j estate block, on the south was damaged wold 1 .... o i.,,,. 1,000. 11 was net o oi o 10 liter K: Frirdlick, clothing, whose loss on stock is $15,01111. The Wagner block on the north was damaged 5,ooo. It was occupied bv Louis Wolle .V Co., drug gists, damage to the stock by water (Mill; all losses fully covered hy insurance. Till-: 3IIHHAI" Ol'- Ai AMVI'ilS Tl HOI S 1'AKTY. A t'H liir! TtrllH How She and Her I'lieiKls liol HoaUiiiK Wet and Tiijiped the "I.itthl I'iiiitasiie" with I'OMiilry DmliHi l-ile. Our party started from Ashcville for the Itiaek luoimtiiin.s Wednesday inoru- ..i .. i:....l .. ma and we prcsenicn a iim; simn ..r we drove through town. After 1111 all ilav drive through the valleys, oyer tiioiininius and by the riverside, we arricd at Hie hotel, where we spent the night. Farly next morning, notwith standing lhc gloomy weather, weslarted lor Ml. 'MiicheH, which place vi reached, at (i p. in., alter many (liliicuiliis, for when hall way oil our long journey, the Hood gates of heaven opened, and wi were iicaled to a shower bath, and ilius our jouriicv lo the peak wasdisagrccahlc. Hut wheu the lop was rcaeliul we found shelter miller a laiy rock, which is the r.nndesi piece ol nature I evcrs.-iw. It is .is large as a house and seems as if it had been built as a shelter in time of storms. Fiider this rock we prepared to spend ihr iii. 'hi which promised lo be a disa greeable one. First, we built a largclire. iiiadc coll'cc and had supper, alter which ive lav down to sleep, but, i llicrc was no sleep for us, for when the sinokr did not nearly stille us. the- liens, who would insist on liciu, dii-elionate. kept us moving, and thus 1 he night passed without Mccp oner visit inu over wen tv evc-hds. We spent ihc most of the night lighting Ileus, ol which there was a great abundance ol a vuv line mialilv. Sometimes the lire i-ii'nhl die down, darkness rover us, and silence reign supreme over all, but il would not last long, for suddenly sonic one world be either singing or telling i .ike. and vert soon (he place would 1111, with our merry voicis. No words could describe the siibhuiii ol the scenery 011 1 his mountain, far above the clouds ivlieie nol even ii bird could be seen 01 iieard. and where no sound broke the awe-inspiring stillness, but our laughter and songs. Nel morn, after a hearty breakfast, we had our photos taken, and then i .isileii Miielich's monument and again iisniued our iotn iiev. The day dawned .lark and we'llid Hot see the Sllll I'isc. t Ine of the prcttiisl things I saw 011 the way home, was a large tree, which had fallen down, leaving lis immense roots 1 uracil up 011 the side of the path. The trunk was entirely, covcrci villi moss, and Hie roots looked like some intricately woven spider wcl Hie terns, moss and vines were woven .:niout' I hem. and bet ween the roots there o-rw small trees of different kinds. 1 hi next place we passed, which impressed me as beiii" parlicularlv pretty, was a tar moss com red rock which hung over tin n.itli. On the top ol this rock grew small Lues .-mil Ii rus, and il was divided hit lour distinct parts, between which grew moss ferns, vines and lloweis ol many eolois. I'niler ihis rock was acool,shad I'laee where anv one iniglil stop and rest . ii and 011, over and through the inoiin lams we lollow,.,! me Minii, i 1 j 1 j .1 1 1 1. waters of the Swannauoa river, as it ran over ihr rocks, ami. in nianv places, fell wilh a dash and a splash, making pretty w-aii rl'ills. whose laughing voices eotih be heard for a longdistance through tin lilt aiutains. When about two anil a half miles lrom "Flea Station, " or "Hotel de Fulton, we were caught in a heavy storm, and as there was not a gossamer or a pi oveishoes at the crowd, we were pain mile wcl bv the lime we reached "llle lit l ie old log cabin in the lane." I li re, all .1 hast v ii inner, we hung up quill s ui I hi windows which were niiiiusciirinhis.niii iMvnarcd to drv our clothes, while the buys look up their lish hooks and line anil started out to ealeh trout lor siq I'OKIil'.K AI.l.l'.N IN C'OI'UT. Coolly I'haltinu Willi UK Act us er-, at the Tomhs. Ni-:w Yokk, August S. lihcii S. Allen, until a few days ago, president ol thelor-tv-sccoud and draiul Street Ferry Kail- way Company, was brought lrom police headquarters to the Tombs police court this morning. Allen is charged with for- ;crv 111 issuing certificates ol slock ol the on'ipanvto the amount of $11". After some delav, the accused was held in $10,111111, in default ol which, he was ocked up. Allen seemed very cool, anil halted with his accusers while the cicru was busy drawing up llle complaint. He admitted issuing seven hundred shares it stock, nun getting the benelil ol it, hut denied forging the signatures ot John ('rceii and Charhs Curtis, the lorincr presidents of theeoinpany. When Un charge of over issue of slock was made to Allen by the clerk, he replied that he was guilty. I le denied, however, that he had eoniniitlcd a forgery. Allen stales that his partner in the "iron Company, l erdmaiid Hoclcle, was 111 110 way con nected with his guilty transactions. Hc teetives arc, however, looking lor lloclclc. m niLi; ii.i.ivi.ui.i i i1. The I'ronlii nnsiieet Turned Over lo Imago AtitlioritieH. CuiCAiai, August S. Olliccr Collins, who acldl as exirailllloii messenger 01 the President of lhc Fnitcd States in ringing the Cronin suspect, Mnrlm iliirkc, from Winnipeg, delivered his prisoner 10 the sheriff this morning, and Hurke was then locked up in the boys lepartinent of the county pnl and a guard placed in the corridor to prevent . ; 1a... 'i'i.: : I1IV one llolll seeing nun. 1 111s .uiion relieved iillicer Collins of the necessity ol producing his prisoner in the court luidcr iiabeas corpus p-oceedings before Judge Hakcr ; and as it satishcil tliecouteni 1011 01 vver Kennedy bv placing the prisoner where his atlorncy could ci iiunicatc with Iii 111 . habeas corpus proceedings w.-ts dropped. Mates aiiorucy i.ongc ncckcr denies the 1 ruth of the statement thai l'.urkc has made a confession. Itaseliall Yesterday. U Philailelphia Athletics 5, t more (i. Hahi 1', St cost 01 me sci Mil . . . , 'iiiii At Kansas Cilv-Kansas Cilv has not been entitled to mi, .11'.." ' . . , ...1 ... 1 ., 1 Louis could not nave nceii expi-in . - .. - ; ..uisvilli-Cineiuni.ti 1, I.ouiav corresiioiiding rciiuciiou l Pittsburg Pittsburg !-', Washm ton I lo have a with the 1. .tes to the public from tunc to time, yet the facts show that on il large class ol gov- nmcnt business the re. net ion ... is ,11,, , ,lis-ldianaolis II. New th.-oi ni.-ide to the piuiiic. 1 1 per. Alt much iriealer Pp to July 1X77 tin-government rate was one cent per worn 101 -. ........ ' . ...1 1 liir.-K' 1 111 Ii iliona 1 Pll"! 1 ami one 1 1 an j n 1 11 w, ,, .... '5II miles or traction 1 Herein, wan 1101 less than twcnlv-tive words to bccoiuitcd. For a fraction" less ihan l.OOii miles, therefore, the rale for a twciily-tivc word i.uge was .$1 ; lor LI.oiio nines 11 was ind for li.OOii miles it was $il. For York -k At Cleveland Cleveland Philadel- ,t Chicago The game was postponed here on account of rain. 4vins thereon refer g'ives the telegraph company . ...,...itini' the riL'ht to take stone and timlicr from the public lnmls, and to pre-17-,,) miles it was 75 cents, and lorooo empt, and enter not exceeding forty acres j ,iK s 5o cents, while lor -'.o miles less it for f.-ieh station. We nave never ren dered to use any stone or amber since 1 ne rauroaiih alfordcd ani- ilaniod Jli'ii. Fr. 11k the nassatrc of thitt act ni'ioss 1 he continent have ..1.. i-..-;i;iii. lor transnorting ccihir for poles, which is more durable and eco nomical than the native timber which might possiblv be found accessible across unoeetipied government lauds. As to pri-cnipting forty .teres ol laud lor a station, we have found that wherever a 'telegraph station was needed, then were 110 unoccupied government lands, and if we were to establish a station to every forty acres of unoccupied govern ment land's, it would yield no revenue. It is true therefore that we have never taken a stone or a stick of timber, or ap propriated a foot of public land under thatlaw. The franchise granted this company in common with other parties was not" supposed to be solely lor our benefit, but to secure convenient taeih in ih,- niiblie. The effect of estab lishing our right to do busi ness in l'cnsiieola was to wipe out ii rhitrire of one dollar lor a ten word message for a distance ol forty-live miles over a line thai claimed iue exclu sive franchise under the State law and the establishment of a branch olliceinthe navy yard at that port, which to tins dityi we arc operating for the benefit ot the tiovernmcnt at a loss, the business ol that office not licing sufficient to pay the salary of the operator. ...1 w P.u... to lw iri'ttiii.r iH'.-irri lo- a'ther us to the power and duty ot the j si,,,,,!,! have than it has been worth to i'osliuaster General to name the rale l j s, while in consideration therclor t lie tolls tobe paid on Government messages. government by its reserved powers lias 1 ....i... .Pom thai this power and tlittv 1 u,.,, innkimr it saving lor a number ot is limited by the constitution to adjust ! years at the rate of nearly ....... lion fur the service retiuired, etoii 01 11 1 a vcar in the e. and that to adjust eoinK'iisation nuisl graph services below w hatoUier eiistoni- I,.. irinainei t ie same, cxcc ii inai me minimum is twcnlv wools instead ol twenty-live. Since 1 S-f the rates on the same message for il, 01 in miles would be '-.t as-for 0.1100 5(1 cents; for 1,000 miles and all distances under that li5 cents. The leduciion, meieioii., ,.n mi. longdistance has been about eighty per cent. 011 ii.OOO miles; scvenly-tive per cent, on l.oo'l miles; seventy-live per ceut. oil 750 miles; sixly-six per cent, on 500 miles, and down lo anyinmg ovei 50 miles liftv per cent., while lor '.iO miles and less it has remained the same. The average reduction in twelve years has probably been in the neighborhood of titty per'ceiil. For the year ending lulv r77our average rate to the pub 'lic' was -KUi-lO cent licr messiige. Liist year il was ill !M cents per message, the rediietioii to the public being lass tli.-in thi'ity per cent. In lhc same period the cost lo the ennipiiny ol handling messages has been reduced lrom )S-10 cents per message to UitiMO ei'iits. being about twenty ier cent., so that the reduction on the government lens lurii two and one-halt times greater than the reduced cost ofhaudhiig messages, and two-lillhs greater than the reduced rate 011 commercial messages. The sum of it all is that the government has given us nothing that cost the gov ernment anything', or that was ol any value to the government to retain; noth ing that has not been worth more to the overmnenl and me puoiie m.11 The Itiaek Y11 ToniA. It. C. August S A paid off the Itiaek Diamond crew yester day, iteforc doing so he took allidnvits from the men concerning their knowledge of lhc seizure. These ntlidavits will be used by Frank in conneelion wilh his claim against the Fnitcd States govern ment for damage- It is generally consid ered that Lieutenant 'futile acted en tirely outside of the law in breaking open threaiiiain's papers. The law, it is un derstood, merely authorized him to take the schooner lo some American port with all on hoard. Death fenalty Commuted. K.u.i-lf.M, N. C, Augusts Special. - FOI.KH VOl' KNOW. , if not quite, isl of its tele- i.vir the iietual cost of I he services with something added for the use ol lacilities necessary to conform it; and as you say the Government is willing to pay just rates, we have come quite to an agree ment on the principle that must govern the fixing of rates to lie paid. "3. I still insist that the Government is our most favored custom, and aiat the ..n i,;,v w hilst it emovs, as it should prclcifid service over all otner business. "Although, 1 have treated the press service as most properly comparable with the transmission of government messages, 1 desire to say 111 point ol tact. Gov. Fowlc to-day commuted the death sentence of Havid Hell, of Madison coun ty, to imprisonment at hard labor in the penitentiary. Hell was convicted last August ofrape.wasscnlcnced to hangjuni 7,, -ind was reprieved until I he Uith of the present 111111 ill. The eoiiiniulaiioii is granted 11 on the recommendations ol the judge, solicitor, and various citizens, ami an atlidavil as to newly discovered testimony in the prisoner's favor. The Ahsent Memlier. Iiosrox, August S. G. P. Ilrown, of the embarrassed linn of Ilrown, Stecsc & Clark, of this cilv. and treasurer of the k'ivriside ami Oswego Mills Company, 1. . it Ito-iou Tuesday night, since which time nothing has been heard of him. The linn have made no assignment and reluse to i.-ilk It is said that deleclives arc ell- ilr.-ivorine to trace Ilrown. Attachments continue to tic placed upon the Uivcrsule mills. Two were added to-day. Hevlewed liy the neen. I.0M10N, August S. The Oucen re viewed the German seamen from lhc ves sels lorming the linqicrdr's escort in the grounds of Osborne House to-day. latt ice 11 hundred men were in line. They were commanded by the KnqK-ror. who was dressed in the uniform ol an admiral. More Uodles Found. Johnstown, Pa., August S. Three nuirr bodies have lieen taken out id the ruins near the lower end of the town; supper we were invited to ball I f I given in our honor. 111 lhc ilnuii room ol'lhc hotel. Ol'coiirsc we accepted the invitation and it was an annishi si'jht to sec us. ii crowd of city girls 'tripping the light fantastic toe' with the North Carolina country dudes who were dressed in llle height oi fashion. 1 lur drive home was delightful, lor w had the great pleasure oi seeing the sun' bright luce peeping above the mountains We sang songs anil told jokes all the w-av home and once got out at a cool spring and picked bellies and enjoyed some' of its cold water. Our favorite Mings were "Jesus Lover of my Soul,'' add' "l.ood-l'ye, my Lover, Good-bye," which were sung ninny limes and with great v.n iety of words. Weil now that we arc home again we c.ai look back with great pleasure when we recail the night spent under the rock, the coimtrv-ball, our ride up the lunun taii.s. and'last but not least, the Hens. l! we could have had the sunshine to l,ac b'ighU-ncd our way our pleasure would have been complete. "JhM." Ashcville, N. C.Jnly ill. 1 '). K.illt-d While Hteaiinji a I'eep. Cl.iiViXANP, ()., August N. Wednes day cvuiiiig Mr. Charles o'Perg thirteen years old, of LNtrtl avenue. while creeping under ii circus tent on the west side, was si ruck on the neck bv one ol the sir 111. .11. His windpipe was Iractiired ami he s u fieri d ten ibic agony all night, lie died to-dav. His body cm account of the escape of air which should have gone into his lungs, was twice its nor tnal size when he died. Three showmen arc under arrest. jjeath ol a i-owder Manufacturer. W11.MINUT0N, Pel.. August S. General Henry luipont. shin I Hall llichcadol the extensive gunpowder manufacturing firm of Ii. I. 1'iiponi. I icnuionrsc iS: Co., died early this morning, lie was prostrated by .-In att.iek ol luari failure about two mouths nco, from which he rallied tem porarily, but grew worse again a lew dais ai:o. lie was the lust of the second ciicr.ilion from the loiinder. Crete In a Stale of siege. YlKNNA, August S. A political corres pondence stales that the Porte has de cided to proclaim a staie 01 siege in 1. u ie. THK AJII'KIl'.VN t'AUMVAl,. Noted I'ersonaues Who Wiil lar lielpate In the I-'esti Ities. "The Pilgrims of l'lvnioulli liock;" the "Witches of Salem;" "George Wash ington," and "Marquis de Lufavcl le;" "Virginia Pare," and "Christopher Co lumbus;" "Sir Wallet Raleigh ;" "Tom Icflcrson," and nearly one hundred other "old timers" will be in the eity ou lhc evenings of August 1 I and 15. They will stop at the Fanners' warehouse, oil North Main street, during their slay in Ashcville, and will be glad to renew old ucquaiiilnnccs and form new ones while here. Their main object in coming loonr eitv, after so many years ol "innocuous desuetude," is to aid ' he ladies ol Trinity Fpiscopal church in seem ing funds sulli e iii il lo purchase a handsome organ lor that ediiiee. livcrybody is invited to meet the distinguished relies ol other days days in which they played so con spicuous a purl in the foundation and pirpciiintion of the New World. Kefreshtnenl.s of every variety will be served, and fancy art ielcs of many kinds will be offered for sale. The Carnival is going lobe a grand nlfnir in every re spect, and if our people fail to behold il in all its glory on Wednesday and Thurs day evenings next, they will miss llle best entertainment ever given in Ashcville. Who They Are; Where Thev Are, and What They Are Oolitic- Mr. W. P. WooilrufT, representing lhc Atlanta Constitution, is in the city. Hr. W. Ii. Pclhain, of Newberry, S. C, is in the city, and will remain here sev eral days. Mr. C. C. Walker won the gold medal at the skating carnival at Kay's rink, Wednesday evening. Mr. Heiiehaii Cameron, of littrham county, was in the city yesterday, and lavored us with a call. Him. Hichard II. Smith, of Halifax, N. C, and j. Collier Foster, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., are at the Swanuauoa. Mr. anil Mrs. J. M. Campbell arc at the Haywood White Sulphur Springs where they will spend several weeks. Mr. I. Champion has resigned his po sition in the other ol Penniin.-iiux: Co., the North Main street hardware dealers. Mr. Ii. C. liarnhardt, of liiirham, N. C, is the new superintendent ol lhc Gra ham Mitnulacttiring Co's mills in this city. Mr. M. M. Stockton, formerly ol this city, but now ii compositor on the Wil mington Star, is here on a visit to his mother and sisters, lion. Piiul C. Cameron is at Hot Springs with a part of his family, to test the cllicacy of the baths ill the ease of an invalid daughter. Among the lorty -eight arrivals ill the Grand Central yesterday were: Penrose linldwit, of Morgantou, and Miss Sue Palmer, of Shelby, N. C. Mr. Pavid T. Alexander, of Little Rock, Ark., is visiting his pnrcnLs, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Alexander, in this city, lie has been away from home four years. Mr. L. P. McLotuI, vice-president ol the Western Carolina Hank, lelt yester day iilternoon for the lake region of the northwest where he will spend his v.ica t ion. Messrs. Ii. S., and W. II. Thoinlinson, of Chnrleston.'S. C, in rived in the city last night and arc the guests of Mr. Julian C. ltrecse, of the First National Hank. Prof. Scott Murray, of the Fnivcrsity of South Carolina, at Charleston, and his mother Mrs. C. Murray, of Anderson, S. C. are the guests of Capt. I hos. IK lohustoii's family, 011 Grove street. Th" Rev. Hr. Keith and wife, ol Knox villc, are at Mr. W. R. Wliitson'siiiattend iince upon their injured son. We regret ted to find in calling at Mr. XWiitson's house hdclusl evening that the condition of lhc hid was nol so encouraging as it hat! b th earlier in the day. UAN1IOM JiOTl-S Uoiieil lti hy UaiuhlliiK Reporter Itoaminic Around the 1'ity. The fruit market is glutted. A brilliant gcrmau is the attraction a' Itattrrv Park this evening. Only one case before the Mayor yestcr d.-iv. I lelcndaut disorderly ; tine, $11.50 An American Carnival a spectacular history of the nation. Don't miss seeing it. Over -'no visitors registered at the hi tels ami hoarding houses 111 this cilv yes terday. llou't forget the elocutionary enter lainineut at the Farmers' warehouse thi: evening. A bridge across Town branch at the new passenger depot, is under process o construction. See notice of change in sheet rnilwav sehedulc in another column. It is import ant to travelers. The building and Loan Association boom in Ashcville is something immense AFTER MANY YEARS. SI IM'OSI.O Mt Hltl.RI.KS AH. HliSTICU AT C'HATTANOOIjA And Lodtced In Jail Peiidlnic the Arrival of Ueciiilslliou Iaper The Slrantie Htory of a Horrlhle and I'niiatural Crime, rite. Chief of detectives W. II. Heaver, of this city, assisted by deputy sheritf 1 Inward, of I lainilton county, Tennessee, yesterday arrested near Chattanooga, a man named Hallcw and his wile Mary, upon a warrant charging them with the murder ol their eight year old son, Joseph Hallcw, on the north fork of Itig Ivy creek, this county, in the early part of the autumn of fsso. Hallcw and his wile were lodged in jail to await the arrival of requisition papers from the Govcrnor of this State. The story of the murder is about as follows: The boy suddenly disapiieared from his home one morning, ami not re turning llle next day il general alarm w.-is sent out. The tanners in the neigh borhood scoured the mountain sides for ten days in search of the supposed lost boy, hut tailing to Iind any trace of him w hit lever, they dispersed. The father of the boy was also one ofthe searchers and seemed to he very much affected over the strange disappearance. Several months after the search had been abandoned iind the excitement had died awav, Hallcw mil his wife moved to Tennessee, iind nothing was heard of them for sonic time. The next party who rented the oiise formerly occupied by the Hallews, while making some repairs to the hearth mil fireplace of the house, was horrified 1 find the bones of it child, bleached iltnosl white, iind compnring in almost very particular with the size of the boy who was supposed to have been lost. i'he linding ol the bones was comnitini- ited to the authorities, and ill the last meeting ot the Hoard ot County Com missioners chief 1 leaver was employed to work up the case, which he has done with the result above stated. The iithorilics claim that they hnvccviileiuc iillicicnt to fix the crime of murder upon the parties arrested ill Chattanooga yes terday, and the case will he tried at the next term of the criminal court of this ounlv. The Lawn Parly Given at the residence of Mr. W. W. West yesterday afternoon for the benefit of certain wounded Coiilcilcratc soldiers, was favored by line weather, and blessed with rare liberality. Several generous contributions ill money were scut 111, and contributions in kind of articles for sale were made profusely by ladies, and by gentlemen also. It was a very pleasant occasion, largely attended, and we think the proceeds ol this benevolent thought- fulness will bring some very substantial just at present er to the su ill-ring objects in view. 1 rll. magnificent block of brick building: on Fallon avenue, opposite nrown Giidgcr N: Co.'s. is Hearing completion. Remember the Carnival ai the Farmers warehouse, Tuesday evening. The ohjec for which it is held is worthy of most yiiss Bowman's Readings. This evening ill N.H0 o'clock, in the Farmcis' warehouse, on North Main street, Miss May l'.owiuan, a talented elocutionist of Las Criiecs, New Mexico, will give a scries of readings for lhc j liberal support benefit ol the Christian church building (hiicn Victoria has cabled the King ( fund. Miss Itowinan has been very highly the Carnival that she will not be able t cultivated in the art. and her readings p;M licipatc in the festivities next Tues- pl i;hm:st okvman itiiAit. lie Shot Himself, mid 5io Iutiuest Will he Held. Fi nest Hrymau, the lad who shot him self through the abdomen, Wednesday iltcruoon, died from the effects of the wound yesterday afternoon about two lock, lie was perfectly conscious at the time of his death and was siillcring intense ngonv. He Ii nil 1 v maintained thai nobody was to blame lor the shoot ing save himself, and continued to assert that he "did not go to do it." The coro ner, I ir. W. I), milliard, declined to hold in inquest in view ol the above lacts, mil the body ofthe unfortunate boy will ic interred this morning. There is not the slightest ground lor the rumor that 1 he bov was murdered, or that he com mitted suicide. It was a plain ease of urclcssncss on his part that brought bout the accident which cost him his life, anil this is all there is about it. He had been previously convicted of petty larcenv in the criminali'tnirt of this coun ty, but owing to his tender years, Judge Moore did not inflict the penalty in his case. "There's a Meellnit To-Miiiht." The regular weekly session of the City Council will be held at the .Mayor s ollicc at S.iiO o'clock, sharp. A regular meeting ol the Ashcville Vol unteers will be held in the McLoud build ing at '.) o'clock, and a full attendance ol the members is requested. The Fnitcd Workmen will hold their regular weekly meeting, beginning at S o'clock, in the lodge room on North Court Square ; And the Ashcville Light Infantry will hold a business and drill meeting at their armory in the Johnston building, ill S.15 o'clock. Was Me yiad? A dog, exhibiting every symptom of hydrophobia, was killed hy special officer A Shorl Slierill. iATI, August K. A spi 'the iovernmcnl had paid us .luring the ruins near the lower end 01 tie ... , as iveri vci.rs, the rates stipulated one wtrs 1. litHc gul, ami was louud ... bv contract "will, the Associated Press the m.ddlc ol Market street. Cincinnati, August jv .1 spcei.n P.-iulding, Ohio, sas:Shcrill 1-.. I . Mvani, ;.lurilV of Pa Hiding county, has been found to be short in his accounts lothcainount 1 .,1 ionic! nil" over f-J"1, ioui ins iiouim- ! men asked to be released. Swain then resigned. PJot a t;ermau Spy. I'Ali.s, August S. The report of Un arrest of Captain l'.mjoe, of the French ,-ii-mv, on the ibarge of licing it German spy is denied. Iturjoe is at St. Juice at tending to his ollieial duties. Boulnniter'N Trial Iteuun. Pakis. August S. The trial of General ltoiilanger was begun to-day Inline the High court of the Senate. A body ul military guarded the court. The colored folks had a "soshcrbul" over I'ickcrson's hardware store last night. arc said to be charmingly pleasant and interesting. Turnout and hear her this evening. The Sand BUI Picnic. Tin-: Cmzic.N has been requested to an nounce that parlies intending to partici pate in the Farmers' Alliance picnic at Sand Hill, this county, on the 17th inst., should buy railroad tickets lor Sulphur Springs and get off the ears at Acton. Also, thai they should inform Mr. Win. L. Henry, at the latter place, as to the number of people conveyances must .be provided for. Our Sick I'olks. Thr condition of clerk Reynolds, ofthe Superior eotirl, was somewhat improved yesterday, while that of Or. I Villain was not as satisfactory as his friends had wished, Hot!, gentlemen are quite sick, ami ll Will "l SCVCiai u.ls oiioie iioiii will be able to be out again. Post polled. The ladies' reception at the Cosmopoli tan Club will lie held on Friday evening instead of Thursday evening, next week, owing to the holding of the American Ciirrival, at the Farmers' warehouse, on the latter evening. Licensed to Wed. The following parties were granted j 111 Pee Lafayette Webb to lillen Smith. J. R. ISriant lo Mattie Shront. (lav evening, but that her special repre sentative "Lord Cornw.illis," will cer tainly be on hand. Till-: OPKNINU BALL At the Haywood White Sulphur Springs This levelling. A large party of Ashcvilliaus will leave for Wavnesville this morning to partici pate in the giiind oiK-ning ball and gcr mau at the Haywood White Sulphur Springs hotel, which comes oil' this even ing. In the afternoon the guests and visitors at the Springs will be treated to a gaine of lacrosse played by Capt. John Greybeard's band of native Chcrokces, and a baseball game played bv local clubs. Ilcsides the dancing in the even itig an elegant supper will be given with covers laid for two hundred. A first class orchestra will furnish music for the occasion, and the ball promises lo In- very cniovable affair, lust before the gcrman is begun Guinness ami Arm strong's Swiss Hell Ringers will give performance, and altogether the amuse ments secured by the management of the hotel, will In' of a most pleasing and de lightful character. I'lreinen'H Tournament. Tin; Cmzi-s acknowledges the receipt of an invitation to attend the North Car- Green, ol the police lone, 111 vt est Asne- ville yesterday afternoon. Those who saw the canine say that he was undonbt edlv rabid, and the usual peaceand quiet ude of that section ofthe city Wits rudely lispellcd when the news became known that a mad dog had been seen tliere- ihouts. The Superior Court. The docket for the coming term of Hiin- combe siqii'rior coin t which convenes lit this eitv Monday, shows 1S cases for trial. The calendar ol eases hits been nr- ingcd and distributed, and the session of the tribunal will continue two weeks. Judge Walter Clark will preside. itrriage license bv deputy Register of olina Firemen's Tournament to Ik- held ceils Stokely yesterday: ' I i" the city of Raleigh on the 13th and 1 4-th insls. Mr. h. 11. htigclliarriiscliair- inan ofthe committee 011 invitation. The "Kids" Again On Top, The Ashcville "Kitls," under the man agement of Captain I'at Hranch, yester day defeated the first nine of the Fletch er's baseball club in a match game by a score of 1 '! to '.I. So far the "Kids" have not lost a game this season, and from present prosiK'cts, it is safe to ln't that thev will win the in'imant by long odds. Holihed the Store. Mr. '.. T. lA-dlietter, of Avery's Creek, was in the city yesterday, and told Tin; Cirizi-Nof the robln-ty of his store at that place on Monday night last. The thieves got away with about $30 worth of goods, and effected an entrance into the building by cutting a large hole in the back door. There is no clue as to who the rascals were.