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THE DAILY CITIZEN BOARDING, WANTS, For Rent, and Lost Notices, three lints or less, 26 Cents for each insertion. Delivered to Visitor in auy part of the City. One Month fine. Two WeckB, or less Hic. ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1889. VOLUME V. NUMBER 105. DAILY ZEN EUROPEAN LETTERS. THK 1IVEIWITV TOWN OF MKHKIK F.IStil.AND. A Visit la Oxford, and a Ramble ThrntiKh Its Many Seatsof Learn ing The Hodleyan Library and Its Ancient Tones-In London. Oxfokii, England, July 25, ISK'.l. Editor Citizen: No doubt one should lie a scholar to appreciate this grand uni versity town, and making no pretension to much learning ourselves, we must con fess to a feeling of disappointment. This sensation certainly docs not arise from anv previous expectation which fails of realization. No, indeed ; the mag nitude of the numerous schools surpasses our most vivid imagination the iniiuni cralile thousands of volumes of untold value, portraits of all persons who can possibly lay claim to the honor, all of these things more than conic up to our expectation. Hut with it all there is a sense of coldness pervading these heavy English walls, a want of warmth or llor idity in the style of architecture which thills and oppresses us. None of the de lightful cheerfulness which so charms the eye even in the dusty traceries of dcarold Melrose. Moreover, the buildings and statues arc grimy ;1ud scaling from the effect of nges of this damp climate, and some of t he most exquisite sculptures so black as to represent the African rather than the Anglo-Saxon race, and we are templed to recommend a free use of American sapolio. A visit to the Hodleyan library, to a student or bookworm, would be a treat indeed, and even our uncultivated taste is charmed wilh the many curious old books, beautifully illuminated and writ ten bv hand, Think of the immensity of the labor! Among lli'se we note a mis sal of (Juccn Margarc' dating A. I. infill; a manuscript edition of WyclilTc's Ilible of 1. '182; the Coptic Go9iels, A. I). 1 17,'t ; a small horn book ol the reign of Charles I, such as was used to teach the children to read. This was a most singular pro duction, a printed paper pasted on a pad dle shaied piece of wood probably 4x1 inches, the top covered with "ha be hi," etc., etc., as in ourold elementary spelling book, and Mow this the Lord's Prayer. We also glance at the first book printed in the English language, done by Ca.xton in 17 1. We next visit the Oriel College, chiefly intrrcstiiiir as the alma mater of Arnold, Kcblc and Willicrfnrcc, and Itracnoze College (curious name! I to winch wc arc indebted for I lelier. The most interesting of the colleges to os is that ol Chnstehurch, in whose large dining room we view the portraits ol nianv distinguished men ; a most striking one of Gladstone by Mabry, his almost tierce expression being setoff by t lie sweet fare of Dr. Henry Hall in an oppositccor- ner. Ol course this grand display has to be disgraced by the lieefy phi of old Henry VIII, who looks down without a blush on the spot where he accomplished his most disgusting act, in divorcing w't Anne Holcvn. It does, indeed, seem strange to us tliat Englishmen of this day can take pleasure in preserving the memory of one so debased, even though our Methodist Prctlircn ami outers win in-ist that he was the founder of our church. God save the mark ! Before leaving the subject of portraits, we must mention that which most forci bly impressed us in the gallery of the Hod- levan lihrarv. lienn nmnicy sccuicu to look upon lis and to read our inmost son . Never do we rciiiciuiicr to nav seen a more thoroughly speakiuglikcncss of a thorouchlv ureat anil good man and regret that we have no note of the .artist s name. From the lame dining hall of Christ ,.hiirch. in which unhappy Charles I held bis last parliament, we descend to the ir or ous cathedral. At nrst we arc o jiresscd here with a chilly sensation; its liuge columns, pluinly free from the orna mental lluling to which our eves have licen accustomed, una ol a peculiar color. neither crav nor white, are not pleasing until one enters far enough to catch the glow of its most richly colored windows, through which the light streams wilh wonderful effect, bringing in the sweet cheerfulness of one of our own Southern ilavs. of which, by t he way, these poor English know little. Our experience (most lengthy halfa week I goes lo prove that it rains on an average six timescach 1.1 v. Once more our notes remind us that wc in'cnded to mention a portrait of John Locke, who. someone tells us is the great est innii ever educated .it Oxford, and of especial interest to us as lrning drawn up the charter of the lord proprietors to the province of Carolina, both North and .South. The ambulatory in the wall of the ca thedral's clerestory isesiecially beautiful, .affording n passage for choristers in the iild dnvs in the heart of themassivewalis !r.d extending from one side of the great c..st window around nave, transept and aisle, hack ugain to the opposite side ol the chance!. The rcvedos presented an exquisitely carved crucifix of some brown stone, in eol. ii' resembling bronze, and the chancel ill ii tr in simply adorned with the sweet words 'S''S Curitus i'iik-s." It was our good fortune here to meet a most charming gentleman who, without a sixpence, gave us much information of. deep interest, pointing out one window which had licen buried twenty-four years when so many others were destroyed, anil in its richness affording an idea of the loss incurred by this church alone by the ardent fervor, called religion, of sonic of the Reformers. This window gave a likness of the la: t Abbot of Oseney, the first llishop of Ox ford, while one near by, of whichthe frag ments had been carefully collected and with great skill replaced, gave a repre sentation of the death of Thomas A. Heckit. of which the head only was want ing. A slight omission, but rather im portant to the full appreciation ol the scene. A ramble through the botanical gar dens brings us to Magdalen College here pronounced Maudlin, and we arc told I'i.it the character of the sainted Mngda . i gave rise to the English word maud lin, with all its horrible meaning. Sad thought to us. We would rat her remem ber her, as restored to her true woman hood by the sweet mercy of the dear Savior, both hers and ours, who saw in her nothing maudlin, but only what was worthy His saving and healing influence and love. At Magdulen chujicl we arc struck most forcibly by nil illustration iin glass of the day ol judgment. This was iu colors grave and sombre, and yet most realistic, presenting a most awful idea of the orthodox opinion of that day, which wc all agree will lie "the great and terrible day of the Lord." A half duy being nil that our brief .allowance can give to Oxford, we now take a swift train which soon lauds us in London, and there find comfortable lodgings at most reasonable cost, where re hope to devote a week to seeing tho sights which should at least have a year of our life. And it would be well and profitably senl. Here we meet happily once more the other members of our North Carolina parly, who have licen here two davs but did not enjoy as wedid the jaunt through the midland counties, Warwick, Mralloru md grand, oppressive old Oxlord. P. S. You inav be interested as we were in a curious illustration of how the Jews were treated in the olden time, now happily gone forever. VVlule in Cliristcliurcli cut neural un kind gentleman to whom we have refer red look us into an apartment railed a "vestry," but differing somewhat from the one we remember iu Ashevillc. and pointed out a square block of stone which had onlv recently been discovered. Running his lingers over its dingy lines. he said : "This part was evidently done iu 1 280, while this could not have been earlier than KtOo, showing that twenty- five years ol labor was bestowed upon it. It is deeply interesting to me, because before its recovery 1 had read iu the old records of this cathedral that somewhere in the 1 hirtccnth cuilurv, while a church celebration was progressing, an insane lew attacked the cross bearer and threw him and his sacred burden to the ground, and that the t lieu reigning King had de creed that the Jews ; lioulil, of their own labor, provide a cosily cross of stone to mark the spot ol the assault, anil then after an apparent lapse of time the record shows the completion of the work." It contains the questions: "Who made this cross?" "The Jews made it." "lint how came they to make it?" "Hccaiise the King compelled them." "What King was it? . Let us hope that II. K. II. ol that day became ashamed ol Ins menu- ness and had his name erased from tlv record. Hut now note the ciirioiisdesigns on this block of stone, dug up recently on the spot rclerrcd to in the old records. Oil one face stands the King, with a Jew shaped like a monkey, on either hand. On the next, Moses anil the lirazcn ser pent, typical of the crucified Christ. Ncxl Ail. mi and live iu the garden, while the serpent crawling up the tree looks down with a decidedly Jewish expression ol nose and face generally; and Ibiirfh. Abraham offering Isaac on what was aft erwards called the Hill ol Cnlvarv. Can vou imagine anv heavier orineaiier punishment to be inllicled upon a devout Israelite than to be coiiincllcd to carve in stone what he would consider the dis grace of his people? Truly, we arc glad that we arc not a christian of that day. T. W. P. saratuiiii Knrui. S.MIA Tor, A, N. V-, August 12. Attend ancc large, weather cloudy, track in good condition. First race Five and a half furlongs: Lvnn won, Red Light second, Lake View third. Time l.lii'j. Second race Five and a half furlongs: Vermont Roan, Objection, second, Carl ton third. Tune 1.1013. Third race Mile and a sixteenth: Jim Clarke won. Hub S. second, I-'cnclon third. Time 1 1 1 i Fourth race Five and a half furlongs: Mr. Pelhani won, Centaur second, Little Crete third. Time l.H;li. Fifth race One mile: Iiraudolctte won, Lailv Hemphill second, Torchlight third. Time l.14;'i. Sixth race Mile and seventy yards: Satisfaction won, Gymnastic second. Mirth third. Time 1.47-H trliclitou neacli Races, UmiiiiToN Hkacii, August 12. The weal her is charming, track fast and sport good. First race six and a half furlongs: Forest King won, Manson second, Cracksman third. Time 1 .22";.. Second race one-sixteenth mile: Miss Cadv won, Falcon second, Hlue Line third. Time l.'.l' i. Third race three-fourths mile. Kcetorc won, Pandora second, Mischief third. Time 1.17V-.. Fourth race one and one-eighth mile: Ten Ilrocck won, Wilfred second, Tat tler third. Time l..rilU'- Muttinls paid .SHVJ.'.Ti; straight $."i2.7."i for place. Fifth race mile: King Idle won, Huck stou second, Gardner third. Time 1.421-.-. Sixth race steeplechase course San ford won. Killai nev second, Wellington third. Time .'!.i2'i. Kaschall Yesterday. At Indianapolis Indianapolis f, Wash ington s. At Pittsburg Pittsburg .'!. Huston o. At Cleveland Cleveland IS. New York 1 . At Chicago Chicago il, Philadelphia 11. At Cincinnali- -Cuiciunati (i, Haiti- Kansas Citv l". Co- mi ire 1. At Kansas Citv bnnbiis 1 . At Louisvilli twiigames. l-'irst game Athletic'.), Louisville I!. Second game Athlcti- HI, Louisville "1. St. Louis St. Loins 1 1 , Ibooklyn II. Nuleitlc of a l-livsU-iaii. WiNCiinsTKK, Va., August 12. Dr. J. H. Wortliam. a prominent cil izen, com mit fed suicide to-day bv shooting him self through the head. The ball went iu the right temple, lodging under the skin of the left. I lent tended church last night, and was found in his room at tivco'clock this afternoon in bed undressed, with a pistol in his hnnd. The net is supposed to have been committed lictween twelve and one o'clock this morning. lie was a native of lluntsvillc, Ala. He was a surgeon in the Confederate army, and re mained here atler the war. ins win died several venrs ago. He leaves a daughter eighteen years of age. A cor oner's inquest wasilccnicd unnecessary. The l"rte Warns (ireece. LoNiioN, August 12. A dispatch to the lixehani-'C-Ulcgrain Iroiii Lonstanti noplcsavs: It is senii-olhcially stated that the Sultan has notified Orccce that he will consider theattcmpt bv tliatconn- try to land troops or incite rebellion in Crete as a casus Item. Ixonc ot the pow ers, the Telegram states, will support Un aggressive policy of M. Triconpis, the tirccinn prime minister. 1 nc i.rann viz ier of Turkey charges that Greece is fo menting riots in Monaster and Kethny 11 io. . Itavld Crockett's nlrthday. Ivnoxvii.i.k. Tcnn.. August 12. Iix- lensivc preparations are being made to celebrate the lir.lrcl anniversary 01 iiavy Crockett's birthday on the farm where he was born near Limestone. Among I he guests will lie K. V. Crockett, of I'.ranlierrv, Texas, the only living son of the frontiersman, and only living grandson of Col. K. 11. Crockett, of New tinseny, Arkansas. An Alibi for Bonlanter. Paris, August 12. A letter written bv Col. Chcvraton, chief of staff of the Thir teenth Army Corps which is published to-day, states that he saw (len. Houlaii gcrat Cleremout-l-'crrand on the day it is alleged he visited Paris iu disguise. WASHINGTON PiOTKS. Atlanta's ISeicro Postal Clerk On ly Forty Kxperiinent Stations. Wash inc. 11 in. 1. C. August 12 First Comptroller Matthews has decided that the appropriation 01. in iii.ouomadcny an act of Congress of March 2, 1SS'., or for "agricultural experiment stations" can be used for the benefit only of forty sta tions for which estimates were made, namely $ir,(HII) eaeli for stations in each o'l the thirty-eight States, in the Territory of Dakota, and the Agricultu ral Department; and that no part of the apiiroprialion can lie used in the estab lishment of such stations in any of the territories with the exception of Dakota, that being one included in estimates upon which the appropriation was based. The Star this evening prints the fol lowing: Postmaster Lewis, at Atlanta, has not thought the trouble over the ap pointment of 11 colored man in his office of sufficient consequence to make a re port to Hi.- postolhcc department. Act ing postmaster general Clarkson said to-day, however, that he undecstood the colored man was certified by the Civil Service Commission to postmaster Lewis, anil he had to appoint him. For himself he thought it impolitic to ap point a colored man to work alongside of while women. What action, if any, would be taken in the mutter, he did not indicate. HIM TOliS WOKKKD. iirown-Seciiiaril'H i.lixir ticts In its Work at Mobile. M111111.1:, Ala., August 12. The Brown Scquard Flixir wasti icd here this evening, t lit- patent being Dr. Pelcr Colston, for main years a victim to rheumatic gout, and Thomas Hraltoii, of Collccvill, Ala., afiliclcd wit h liver trouble, Dr. Colston picp.'-.rcil the elixir anil a brother physi cian injected il in his arm. Two hours later when questioned about the results he said: "I am certain I led belter; my joints are more sup ple, and the blood iscirculnling through 1 1 1 v legs, and you can sec 1 ain able to stand up without crutches." Then mov ing his toes up and down, he said that it was the first time he bad been able to Ho so iu twelve mouths. Mr. Hrallon reported no change in his condition. President Harrison's) Movements. i'ouTSMiuTii, N. II. , August 12. A telegram was received here to-day stat ing thai Preside"! Harrison would leave Portland at 0. Hi o'clock Wednesday af ternoon by a special train, and is ex pected to arrive here at li.-fri, where a brief slop will lie made, pending the elungc of cars front the eastern division of the Huston and Maine to the Concord anil Portsmouth railroad. An effort to have the President stop overnight here would have been inailc, but for his pre- 1011s engagement with Oovernor L lic- ncv at Manchester that evening. 1 lie President will receive the cusloinarv sa line from the batterv at the navv vard, and a reception will be tendered him at the station by citizens. Committee on Cotton Ilauutni-. Ni;w Vohk, August 12. A conference was held in the Cotton lvxchangc to-day, 'ifUvccn the commissioners of the South ern Stales, and a special committee ol the New 01k Cotton I'.xcli.ingc. I lie result was the appointment of Henry lleutz, C. D. Miller, lames Mciseur, Then. M. Price, M. 11. Lehman, K. U'ollendcn, ami K. 11. KouiKltrcc, as a coiiimuice to draft resolutions to he submitted to the Liverpool Cotton Iixchange, favoring the use of cotton bagging iu which to wrap cotton, instead of jute. ThcSoulh- ei u commission was composed ot J. Henderson, of Ocorgia ; John C. Cheney, of Alabama ; D. M. Hood, of Tennessee, and A. 1, liutlcr, ol Houtll lnroiina. Allen Indleted for Iorg:erles. N'l-W Yokk, August 12. The grand 1 11 rv tins alteruooii presented to me court of general sessionstwo millet incuts against Ivbcn S. Allen, president of the .L-,,il Kli I .-11111 r,i-:iiiil Street Frrrv kail- road Company, charging him with for geries. The indictment is for forgery in the lirst degree, and issuing lorged pa per. Allen is anxious to plead guuiv; but. as the law stands lie must lie tried hi 1 in-lit-st eoiiitt. His at toriicv is con sidering the acceptance of a plea ofguilly on t In-st-coml count. The souriousstocli issued is a trifle over 1 ,0110 shares. '-lie 'resident and Folks. tlie Ureal Ki.i.swoKTH. Maine, August 12. Presi dent Harrison, Secretary of State llla-ue, and Mrs. i'.lainc, Secretary Tracy of Hie navv, and Mis. Wilnieriiinir, Private Sec retary llalliird. Mr. anil Mrs. Cabot Lodge, Walker l'.laine. Miss Itlaiiie, Lieut, .tail Mrs. Mason, Maj. and Mrs. Palmer, Chas. T. Howe, Mr. and Miss lliirnec and Mr. and Mrs. Jay are gueslsof Sena tor I laic wit h whom they wi'l dine to dav and stop over night. A ride over 1 he country will constitute the principal feature ol the day's cntertainmcnl. A Summer Hotel minted. Cincinnati, August 12. A special 10 the Times-Star i'roin Lexington, Ky., savs the Arlington hotel at the Hlue Lick Springs was burned this morning. A hun dred guests wcreat the hotel, all ofwlioni escaped. Loss $.'l.".iloil; i isuruncc .$ 1 7, illlli. Senator lilaekburii and ex-Chief Justice Hargic and family were among Ihe guests. A Card of 'riianks. The undersigned, the "twodisablcilsol diers," for whose benefit a lawn party was recently given oil the groundsof Mr. William V." West, tender their heartfelt thanks to all who so liberally contribu ted thereto. The kindness, although un sought, is very gratefully appreciated. S. S. Lynch, August 12, 1SS9. V. II. Hi nt. Paper Mills Hold. 11' '.. A d 1' lll-.S I I'.H , 1 .1., ;ui,i;uni i. , Winchester paper mills have been sold to the American Slinw Hoard Company -The with headquarters 111 Chicago. 1 he present management, Messrs Wcsslcr A Co will continue to oiH-rate the mills. Martin Ilurke Identified. CniCAiai, August 12. Martin Ilurke, the Cronin susiiect, was to-day identified by Mr. and Mrs. Carlson, the owners of the cottage ill which Dr. Cronin was mur dered, as the man who rented it from them, givingthenamcol Frank Willia ns. The weather. Washington, D. C, Aug. 12. Indica- 1 tions for North Carolina Fair except showers 111 south-east portion, slightly warmer except in extreme eastern por tion, stationary temperature, southeast erlv winds. THE GEORGIA FIASCO. IIKAVK MI-'.N WHO FOl liUT A iii.noiii.t.ss nri:i.. rlirColliouii-WiniaiiiHoiiI-:iJisole Across the I.ine K0II1 tihol Io Kill, but Neither Received a seraleh Tame Mori ot a Duel. Atlanta, CJa., August 12. Pat Cal houn returned to Atlanta yesterday, and . D. Williamson is in Koine. Governor Scar, of Alabama, has announced his in tention of demunding the extra lition of the duelists. Oov. Gordon, of Georgia, says he will honor the requisition. As the duel was fought on the State line, there is just uncertainty enough about il to raise a troublesome question of juris diction. It is not certain that the spot could be identified, as the parties got oil in the dark to tight the duel, and hastily left the ground. Ciiattanooi-.a, Tcnn., August 12. The duel lictween J. D. Williamson and Pat Lalhouii took place alio.it twenty miles west ol Koine, Ga., on the Koine and De catur railroad, very near, if not upon, the State line of Alabama and Georgia. The duelists were placed iu position twelve paces apart, iu dense timber, and it 7. HO, when it was just dark, the order to lire live shots in succession was given, andsimult.'incouslybolh pistols went oil". Williamson, in a jiffy, emptied his re volver, but Calhoun lireil only one shot, being unable to handle the weapon, 'flu pistols were thirty-eight calibre, hammer less, self-net ingSmitliK Wesson. Neither one was hit, and Calhoun then com menced to parley with Williamson, telling liim that he had a right to shoot, llesaid he didn't want to kill his opponent, and it he would retract, he would fire his pistol in Hk- air. Williamson claimed the right to have his pistol reloaded; but this was not agreed to by the seconds. He said he would die iu his tracks before be would retract, unless Calhoun would withdraw his offensive language. After sonic more parlving, during which, Wil liamson requested Calhoun to tire as he wanted liisgun reloaded, Calhoun stated that he had 110 intention of reflecting per sonally upon Williamson ill his speech before the legislative committee. After this statement, Williamson with drew his epithet, and the gun was liicd into the air, and the principals shook hands, thcseeotidsdrew the formal papers, staling thai the quarrel had been honorably adjusted, and jK-ace reigned supreme, Why neither of the principals were hit is remarkable, both men being good shots. It can probably In-accounted for by the fact thai u was dark, and that only the outlines of each were visible. There is no question but 1 hat both sbol to kill. Haywood County Keuniou, On the 2Nth inst., at il o'clock p. 111., all I he surviving Confederate s.ililiers ol Haywood county arc expected to be in Waynesvillc. There will be many ol them, for many regiments had companies from that county-lhe 2,")lh, 2!)th, (!2nd, Thomas' Legion, Millard's Junior re serves and the 1UI1 cavalry. Col. String lield will be in command. A good ami comprehensive program forthecutertaiu incnt of soldiers and guests has been ar ranged. Memorial addresses will be de livered by several prominent gentlemen, among iheui Henry Grady, of the Atlanta Constitution. Let there be a full meeting of old comrades. It will he' a meeting never to be forgotlon, perhaps one never 10 be renewed iu full. He iels Into the Store. Yesterday between 1 and 2 o'clock, while (he propi ictors were at dinner, a young negro entered the store of J. C. and S, M. Redmond, on Haw creek, making his entry through the win dow. He was seen to conic mil, and being suspected, was pursued, and escaped after a hard chase. A sum of money was missed from the drawer, lull nothing else as yet is known to have been stolen, lie is described as a youth of about IS years old, slender build, light brown complexion, was meanly dressed, wore a wool hat, and was barefoot. The Hough and Readies. An adjourned meeting of the reunion ol these veterans, the Koiigh and Keady Guards Vance's old company will lake place in this place on the 2iHh inst. Thee will then go by invitation of their o'd commander, Capl. Vance, to Gombroon, where the Senator will throw aside bis Scnatoi ial robes and dignity, put on his captain's coat, stir up the eainpliics.aiiil ei'tcrt.-iiu the boys for a dayor two; tak ing occasion meanwhile to complete tile history ol' the company, and rcviseaud re write the report of their committee on history. V. M. C. .4. Notice. The regular weekly prayer meeting ot the Young Men's Christian Association will be held in the chapel of the Central Methodist church, Thursday evening at S.IHl o'cloik. Subject: "God's Fatherly Watch and Care," Matthew VI,2t-:U; Ps. XCI. All young men arc cordially invited to be prctecut. From Heart Disease. Mr. John Conlell, who resided 011 Gash's creek, this county, was found dead in bed by his wile about six o'clock yesterday morning. He had licen a suf ferer from heart disease for the past two years, and it is supposed that this was the cause of his sudden death yesterday. The West l.nds Won. At a mutch game of baseball played in this city yesterday afternoon by the Academy Street nine and the West lvnil club, the latter were easy winners, the score standing West lind 27, Academy Street (i. I nr. and Mrs. Cleveland. I Slll'Tll I'RAMlNI'.IIAM, MnSS.. AlllTUSt I I . lix-Pn-siilciit and Mrs. Cleveland stopiH-d here this morning 011 their way ... e....i 1.1 10 OOllllll'U, ... Prussian Vlllaice Rnrned I'p. lti.-ui in: Am. 11st 12. Afire broke out Saturday in Sachseiibiirg-Wahleck and I burned until to-day. The village, was I entirely destroyed. KAISOO.YI NOTIvS Moped In by Ramhlliiic Reporters Koamlnir Around the Cily. The Turkey Creek cnmp-incctiug be gins on Friday, August 2!t. Sixty dollars in fines were imposed in the police court yesterday morning. The Good Templars and Sons of Tcni ernnec will be in session this evening. An excursion party from Charleston, S. C, is booked for this city to-morrow. The mills of the Iiuiicoiiibe Lumber Company will begin active operation Friday. A grand masquerade skating carnival will be given at Kay's rink, on Patton avenue, Friday evening. 1 he first nrrrrnuig gcrman ol the season will be given by the ladies at Hattery Park hole! to-morrow morning. The Ashevillc Gun Club will hold ils regular weekly shooting tournament at the Fair Grounds this evening. The handsome new uniform of Aslic ville's gallant chief of police brings back memories of the "days that were." Fourteen hundred .'mil thirly three visitors have registered at the Grand Central during the past thirty days. The top of liusbce mountain, this county, has been purchased by Charles McNamec, I:sij., for George Ynndcrhill. The promenade concert for the benefit of Prof. Pearson and his orchestra will take place at Hattciy Park this evening. The American Carnival lor the lienclit if the organ fund of Trinily Kpiscopnl church, Wednesday and Thursday even ings. Sec that you attend. People have at last found out what the fountain in court square was pur chased for. A little stream of water was observed sneaking out of the pipe yester day. Passenger travel over the Western North Carolina road is heavier at pics cut than it has ever been before. West ern North Carolina has much to thank the Kieltmond and Danville people for. The congregation ot wagons, ox carls, log carriages, etc., in the vacant spaci so-called street between the First Na tional Hank and the court yard leure, is a filthy nuisance and a standing menace to all the laws of order, cleanliness, usually governing a country town, losay nothing of a place like Ashevillc, whose proudest boast is lo be called a city. IIOARII OF CHARITIlvM. K. Ilurke Haywood, M. I., Ac cepts the chairmanship. The following letters have been inter changed between Gov. l-'owle and Dr. U. Hurke Haywood relative to the tatter's appointment as chairman of the Hoard Charities: Statu or .North Cahi'.i.ini:, I F.XHCTTlVK Di;i'AKTMi:XT, KAi.iiir.ii, August'.), 'Ml. I Dr. H. Hurke Haywood, Sir: 1 hereby tender vou a position 011 "'flic Hoard of Public 'Charities of the Slate of North Carolina" under chapter 10, vol. II, of t he Code and designate you as chairman 1 hereof This board has the supervision of all charitable and pcunl institutions of the State. 1 would be gratified at youracccptnnce of this position oil account of your eminent ability, pure (K-rsonal character and devotion to every charitable enter prise. I feel that by doing so the State will enjoy an intelligent, fearless auileon scieiitious administration of the public charities under your chairmanship. Kcspccll'iilly, (Signed I Danii-i. G. Fowi.i-, Governor. Km. 1:11.11, N. C, August '.), 'SO. I'o His Hxccllcncy, Daniel G. Fowle, Governor of Norlh Carolina : Sir: 1 have the honor to acknowledge the reception ot your letter tendering me position on the Hoard ol l'ulilic I han- ties of the State of North Carolina and It-signaling me as chairman ot said board. I hereby accept theposiiiou offered, and at Hie same time, return vou my thanks lor this manifestation of your confidence. Yours very respectfully, (Signidl H. Hikki-: Il.ww ioii. Truiis-Moiituuc Toliaeco Crop. A conversation with one of the largest mil most successful of the tobacco plant ers ol this section, Mr. J. M. Smith, of Madison, on or near the Ititncoinhc line, gives us an idea ol the condition of the top at the present lime. Mr. Smith says for his own crop, that it is the best he has had for live or six years. He says that would have probably been the con dition of the crops of all, if others hail been as successful as himself iu making earlv plantings. Sonic were delayed by scarcity of plants, and late planted crops tcrhnps have suffered by excess ol' moisi tirc. On the whole the prospect is a good one. The rains were not excessive as Ihey were on the casl side of the mountains, only inches falling in each of the months of June and July, and less in proportion so far in August. This is a pleasant contrast to the excessive rainfall which so damaged crops in al most every other tobacco section. Rev. A. Coke Smith. This distinguished divine, of Wofford College, at Spartanburg, S. C, preached an able and impressive sermon at the dedication of the Riverside Methodist church ill this city Sunday morning. The congregation was unusually large, and his highly edifying discourse was listened to with much appreciative attention. Dr. Smith preached another able sermon from the same pulpii in the evening. Twenty-live Hollars Kacli. The net receipts of the recent lawn party for the benefit of two disabled sol diers were $.rO.Sl. The recipients, S. S. Lynch and V. II. Hunt, publish a card of thanks in this issue of Tiik Citizkn. FOLKS YOl! KNOW. Who They Aret Where Thev Are, and What They Are 1oIuk. Dr. J. C. Mills, of Kuflin, N. C, is here. Mr. J. A. Wagner has gone to Hickory. Mr. Frank Loughraii, of Hickory, was here yesterday, Mr. Charles A. Moscley, of Charlotte, is here for a few days. Prof. F. P. Mangiuu has returned from a brief visit to Kound Knob. Mrs. A. It. Andrews and family, of Kal cigh, are at the Hattery Park. Mr. Fred. L. Johnson has gone to Texas to make his fortune, so he says. Isidor Wallace, Fsq., a prominent mer chant and citizen ol Statesvillc, is here. Mr. as. A. Moscley and Dr. D. Iv. liv critt, of Kaleigh, N. C, are in the city. Win. Marine, Fsq., ,-iud wife, of llalti nioK', wcreat the Swuutinnou last night. Miss Susie Story, of Atlanta, Ga., is the guest ol Mrs. A. P. liarrctl, 04 Hai !cy street. Maj. W. W. Stringlicld and Geo. II. Smathers, Ksq., of Waynesvillc, are at the Grand Central. Mr. K. L. Leatlicrwood, a prominent attorney of Hrvson City, is here in at tendance upon court. Prof. J. S. Murray, of the College of South Carolina, Columbia, S. C, is at the Swannanoa. Mr. and Mrs. lirucst F. Young, of Charlotte, are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C. li. Graham, iu West Ashevillc. Kev. . L. M. Cltrrv leaves next week lor a tour through the western counties iu the interest of the Pcabody school fund. Miss Maggie Kankin, who has been visiting friends in Ashevillc and at Kound Knob, has returned to her liomcat Char lotte, Prof'. D. L. Fllis and bride, nee Miss Kale Settle McDonald, of Nashville, N C, arc siK'iiiling their honeymoon in Ashevillc. Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Davids if Char lotte, who have been spending several weeks iu Ashevillc and the west, have re turned home. Mr. Oscar P. Hrskinc, of W. D, Kerl'oot N: Co., real estate dealers, Chicago, is visiting his sister Mrs. Lieut. Cobb, on Haywood street. Misses Marie and Kiltie llrown anil Mr. W. Vance Hrowu have returned to the city from a very pleasant visit to Cranberry, N. C. Mrs. T. F.. Kcynolils and Miss Ora Kcynolds left yesterday afternoon for Alexander, where they will spend a week or ten days. Mrs. M.J. Phares, of this city, has gone to Oklahoma City, to join her hus band Geo. D. Phares. Fsq., who has been mil there since Spring. Misses Annie May Schoolficld and Min nie Martin, two charming and accom plished young ladies of Danville, Ya., arc visiting Capl. and Mrs. II. C. France, on bailey street. Mr, F. Rogers Grant and bride, net Miss Anna House, returned from their bridal tour last evening, and arc stop ping at the residence of Mr. II. F. Grant, l.")2 Chestnut street. C. M. Fdwurds, late superintendent of lite plumbers of the medical museum, Washington, D. C, has accepted a posi tion as foreman with Houis & lirothcr ton, general plumbers and gaslitlcrs, of Ibis city. Gen. K. H. Vance will address the farmers at the Sand Hill picnic Satur day, lie will also deliver addresses at Ivast Lal'orte on the 20 inst., and at Clyde on the 2 Hh inst. Maj. Julian Mitchell, of Charleston, S. C, whose brilliant speech for I he prosecu tion iu the McDow case has been coin pliincnled the length ami breadth of llu laud, was a guest at the Swaiuiauoa vesterilav. Mr. Cozail, ot' Durham, is here 011 a visit, a guest of Mr. W. L. Hunt of the vicinity. Mr. C. has visited Western North Carolina before, going as far Murphv. where tic has made some in vestments. Rt. Key. T. H. Lyiitau, Hishop of North Carolina, will make his visitation to Trinity Chapel, this city, 011 Friday, at s,:io 11. 111., and will administer the rile of continuation. The public cordially in vited lo be present. Kev. Geo. P. Hostie and wife, who vis itcd Ashevillc just Itcforc their departure for China to engage iu missionary work under the nuspiccsof the Haplist Foreign Mission Hoard, have satcly arrived that fur-away land. Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Feathcrstonc and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Ford, prominent leaders in Koine, Ga., society circles, arc at the Swannanoa. They have been sH.-nding several weeks at Haywood White Sulphur Springs, near Waynes ville. The private ear of President J as. V. Ingram, of the Florida Southern rail road, was at the passenger depot in this city yesterday afternoon. Mr. Ingram and family are sK-nding the Slimmer at Carrier's Sulphur Springs, near Ashe villc. Mr. T. II. Cobb leaves this morning for Haywood White Sulphur Springs, where he will remain sometime. Tiik Citizkn regrets to learn of the continued indisposition of the learned and nhlccity nttorncy, and sincerely 1iok-s that the change he is about to make will result in u sjiecdy and complete restoration. No marriage license was issued by the register of deeds yesterday. JOIIS BEFORE THE JUDGE. THK CHAMPION ROUS IP HK. KKNKI.Y AT PIHYIS. He Keels Somewhat Disconcerted as the Law Prescribes Fine or Imprisonment, or Roth Referee F'ltzpatrlek and Tyler on Hand. Ciiicai-.o, August 12. A siiecinl from New Orleans says: John L. Sullivan lelt Pass Christian Saturday morning lor Lookout, where he spent n day. He took the early train yesterday for this city, 111 company with Hud Kenard and MattChme;and upon hisnrrivulwasdriv euup town and remained during theday. Later he took the train for Purvis, arriv ing there about six o'clock. MattClune Hud Kenard and several others acconil pained Sullivan to Purvis where the sjie- vi. 0 tcnn 01 me court opens to-day to try the pugilist. John Fitzpatriek' will also go up to-day to stand his trial for refcreeing the fight. Sheriff Cowart has already drawn the grand and petit ju rors, so there will lie nodelavin the trial. The accused feels somewhat diseonl ccrted, as the law prescribes fine or im prisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court ; anil the general impression is that the principals at least will have to serve the maximum term of imprison ment. PfKVis, Miss., August 12. Judge Ter rell opened the special term of the cir cuit court this morning at ten o'clock. Sullivan, referee Fitzpatriek. Hud Rvn aud, Cnpt. Tom Jameson, Charles Kich, Snpt. F. L. Tyler of the Ouei-n &: C resent road, Harry Smith and GibU-rts, the lat ter two being Rich's employes, were present iu court, ready lor trial. Snpt. Kichnrd Carroll of the O. & C., and Pat 1 iiiffv were absent. Tl it' Pr.'ltul ini-v fin,. nig licen sworn were charged by ' Indue errcll 011 the law ol nrize tkditi'nir .-md issnult and batterv. The L-r.-md iniors then retired for consultation. The en. ire party arc iu good spirits, but anx ious that the case shall be concluded as "0011 as possible. District Attorney Neville is in attendance conducting the prosecution. A UOOII WOMAN ;ONF.. The Dealh of Mrs. J. w. Hutchin son In This City Yesterday. It is with sincere regret that Tin; Cit izkn announces the death of Mrs. I W Hutchinson, which occurred at the resi- Icnee of her husbniid in the western sec tion of the city yesterday morning, after 111 illness of three weeks, duration. Mrs. Hutchinson was thirty-one years of age, md came to Ashevillc from (oncsrille, Michigan, something oyer two years igo. She was a hiirhlv neconinlisheil. hristian lady, and our city has suffered 1 serious loss in her death. Her remains will be taken to her former home for inter ment this morning. Her husband, J. W. Hutchinson, I-.sq., is a prominent mem ber of the Ashevillc Milling Company, md one of our most prominent and pro iressivc citizens. The sympathies of our whole people are with him in the great loss he has sustained. mohki.f:y-cojhiui.and. A WeddliiK That Will Take Place oil Spruce street To-Day. A pretty, private wedding will be cele brated at the residence of Capt. Jos. S. Adams, on Spruce street, at 12 ill., to- lay, the high-contracting parties being Mr. James A. Moscley, a popular and prominent young gentleman of Kaleigh, ind Miss Annie Conigland, the brilliant md accomplished daughter of the late Ivdward Conigland, of Halifax county, this State. The ceremony will Ik- read from the grand and impressive ritual of the Roman Catholic Church, by Kev. Father Roman, O. S. H., of St. Mary's College, nuil immediately after its con- lusiou Mr. and Mrs. Moscley will leave 111 the 1.112 p. 111., train for New York md other cities in the North. Till-: Citi zkn wishes the happy couple many years if conjugal happiness and prosiierilv. The Superior Court, The August term ol Buncombe siqu-rii r nu t, convened ill the court house in this city, at ten o'clock yesterday morn ing, his Honor udge Walter Clark, presiding. Judge Clark's charge to the Miry was an able exposition of the law iu ill ils bearings and aspects, and was highly complimented by every member of the bar. This term is held for the trial f civil causes only, and the regular alctidar as heretofore arranged was taken up. Clerk Reynolds, who is con lined to his residence bv illness, is the uly officer of the court absent. The American Carnival. The interior of the Farmers' ware ouse has undergone a complete trails- formation since Saturday, and all day yesterday willing hands hcljcd to make the transformation more complete than ever. 1 lie ladiesaremakiiig great prepar ations for the grandest entertainment ever witnessed in Ashevillc, and our ieo- plc should show their appreciation of the efforts made to please and delight them, by crowding the warehouse to-morrow evening. The carnival is something im mense and but wc will tell you all about il to-morrow. Dedication. On the second Sunday in Scptciulicr, at the usual morning hour of service, the Kev. Dr. Cook, of Athens, Tcnn., will dedicate the M. E. Church at Haw creek. The pnblv are invited to attend. The church is under the charge of the Rev. W. U. West. On the night of the day of the dedication, Rev. Dr. Cook will preach at the Northern M. E. Church, on Haywood street, in this city. Fine Melons. A very pretty sight was spread to view last evening on Chandler's floor, when the contents of his last carload of melons was unloaded. We have never seen here, nor elsewhere we think, so many large melons of that tine variety, the Rattle snake, gathered in one view. Fifty pounds was a common weight, and some of them ran up to seventy.