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i DAILY CITIZ THE DAILY CITIZEN TTA TE BOARDING, WANTS, For Kent, and Lost Notices, thiee lints or Una, 25 Cents for euch insertion. u Delivered to Visitors in any part of the City. One Month r,lc. Two Week. or lew l!.c. VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1889. NUMBER 106. EN EUROPEAN LETTERS. THE tiRKAT HKTROPOI.W AND WIMM)K CAHTI.F.. The Fox, Physical, Political, Mor al aucl Intellectual Unit pervades Fnitlaiid The Memorial Chapel at WindHor-Kton'a itlK Hchool. Loniion, England, July 2i, 18HS). Editor Citizen : Most appropriately our first act in England's capital is to make our devoirs to Britain's Ouccn ; hut do not understand us as attending Her Majesty's Drawing Room, to which, no doiil)t, we would have been urgently in vited had II. R. H. Iiecn advised of our presence, hut wc have always had a strong dislike to a pigeon-tail coat, uud learning that Her Most Gracious M. pre ferred that her male guests should he so adorned, we decided to spare her the dis appointment she would Icel at not seeing us by not sending our card, and begging our professional brethren of the Times, Graphic, etc., etc., to make asliltlc notice as possible of our presence. In this way wc trust Her Majesty will be spared the mortification she would otherwise? endure. Hut we attended court at her royal pal ace of Windsor, taking advantage of her absence therefrom to slip in, incojg. as it were, and so succsssful were our efforts that scarcely any of the red coated lack eys recognized us. and those who did, observing our wish, allowed us to pass, with the simple recpicsl that we should leave behind oureane, overcoat, etc. .etc., that they might insect them studiously during our call. The sliiiendous size ol the castle is fully appreciated in the view afforded as wc approach by train and as we ascend the ilull on which it is located. A description !bv metes and hounds, so many fid by so nianv feet, would give you no idea at all of it." Perhaps, though, you may be in terested to hear that from the summit of the central round tower, looking down over the whole expanse of stone buildings we were told, and liclicve, that ltelow us were the tops of over 1)00 chimneys, all leading from the various apartments of this palace. I Perhaps this may account for the extremely smoky state of things which here seems to pervade all nature, physical, political, moral and intellectual. Physical, as evidenced by a London log which now seems to threaten us; politi cal, as observed in the wavin which these people circle around their Ouccn, very pinch resembling a swarm ol bees; moral, ten, with all the boasted civilization ol the established church, its huge chain-Is, ablieys, cathedrals, we have never seen ;inytiiiiig to approach the absolutcuhau iloameut to disgusting lewdness which (pervades the dimly lighted streets, even under the shadow ol the great St. Paul's; intellectual, musty with all the learning of past ages rather than grasping the problems of to-day, and deciding how best to relieve the evils which, on the Strand, so distress f'"1 l,a' The state apartments being open to jiulilic iusection, we make a round of them under charge of a policeman, who seemed to imagine that our notebook might lie might lie made the vehicle for curving away one ol the royal family portraits, whicli no amount of money would tempt us to accept us a gift, and in his dread he hurried us past some things we would fain have examined at leisure, esieeially a wonderful tajicstry, representing the whole history ol (Jucen -Esther, and all its lines as distinct and .dejirate as the painting could lie made, .find (jfingiug out in most distinct clear ness eyirry feature of each character men .tioncd j the lieautiful story. The architecture and finish of the rooms were, of course, very elaborate and grand, and equally, f course, tijiinckcd of roy alty at evt'ry point, pressing .upon the jiiind of the beholder thoughts ol wonder as to how much longerinthiscnlighteiicd age effete ideas of tlie past and dark K--riocU, would continue to prevail. Senti nnent absolutely dominating niind such to us seems monarchical government. The most pleasing thing at Windsor is the memorial chaiel erected by thctjueen iu honor of her good husband. This gave evidence thstt Victoria was not only H. R. H., or the mother of the Prince of Wales, but a pure, true English woman siml simple, toying, devoted wile; and we jdso think I hat tjjj.s exquisite-tribute was worthily dedicated UJl!)C Prince Consort, who ;is a true man did mu J) in his short slay to elevate and improve his people, jivll had his valuable life been spared tvoiild have till now set an example which we hoie, hut do not believe, ins sun may follow. The interior of this t'hniel is adorned in niostcxvAllcntdcsign mid taste, just enough of statuary to be pleasing, but not wearying to the eye, ihc walls covered with most exquisite vriptural representations Hn mosaic ami sculptures in bas relief. Altogether we pronounce it a worthy monument to a jvortny man, aim wormy 01 cue lovmg ; vife by whom it was built. j St. George's (iaiel, of which we have Jic.id so much, did not long detain us. TIkkc old churches are bepawing sonie whut monotonous. Our history yinnol Jieep up with the endless lines ol tomb of htlK'- "lid (iiKvns, and the dales which so ridfcht ourenUrKijncrs to us are as dry is Uieir brown bread (of which we will tell you more soon), and we scarcely think a record of them would ut aii edify Before leaving the town of Windsor we ! visited the famous Eton school, in which nearly 1,0011 boys arc licing taught. J'hcir playground was esjtecially lteauti ful, of large expanse, covered with mag nificent elms, shading tlie richest grass which sloped even to the brink of the Thames. It was very sweet, and well adorned by crowds of cheerful English lads, all full of healthful fun. A crowd wan engaged in the national game of cricket, and on enquiring the nnmeof one of tlie brightest we were told he was "The Honorable Kolicrt Ward." Plain "Hob" lie would have been in America, and much better that would linvc lieen for him. Hut here, no doubt, 700 years ago some ancestor picked up H. K. M.'s handkerchief, and ,so this bojr must be sMken of by his playmates as "The Hon orable." "Many things in England do not please iiv (,No doubt this announcement will .cause jniich commotion, but we must :seak with candor.) The delightful rolls of Scotland are a thing of the tnst. The (tread here is tlie most utterly detestable ithat ever entered our lips; dry, stale, isour, tough in short, uneatable. The restaurants, which are numerous, do not (compare with ours. In New York asteak - - :j :.u .i..i:..i.f..i for one is aucompuiucu wun iii-ij;iiiitii (trend and butter and is un ample lunch (or two, but here if you want enough for nine be sure to order enough for six, and then you will Ik- charged extra for the tough bread, which you vainly attempt to gnaw. We find it far more satisfac tory to seek a dinner "table d'hote," but even then it you ask for conceit is an extra charge, and the water is so tepid ad disagreeable (ice being unheard of) that eitlier tea, coffee, wine or ale, is a ne cessity. The English ale, too, is a great disappointment to us. None of the sparkling refreshment which our lager affords, but flat, warm, bitter, miserable. The courtesy which so pleased us in Scot land is left behind. Here the lackeys arc grulf, rude and in all rcsiects disagree able, accepting your modest fee witii an air that makes you feel that you are a beggar, seeking alms from a millionaire. Such is our experience thus far in L n don. T. W. P. THKKK III.ACK ANUKr.i. The Kemarkahle Yarn that Comes From Hlmiliiifc'hniii. Ciiicaoo, August 13. A sH?ci;il from llirmingliam, Ala., says: A most re markable religious craze has seized the negroes near Bessemer and the coimlry intermediate between that rapidly grow ing place, and ltirminghain. for some time past an old negro named Tobias laekson, has lieen proclaiming himself as ilaniel the prophet, and doing all kinds ol singular, wild and queer things. I lie darkies in this section are ignorant and sutcrstitious, and Jackson's actions anrl the great powers with which he claimed to have been invested, awed the simple minded negroes. Saturday last he ter suaded three young negro men that they were representatives of Shailrach, Mc-sh.-ich and Abcdncgo, the three children of faith who entered the fiery furnace of Nebuchadnezzar of old. lie claimed thai the furnace where the iron is incited ami east into all kinds of forms was ihe fur nace of Nebuchadnezzar, and that they could cuter it and pass through without the smell of lire. The three negroes, call ing thcniselvestbethree children of Israel, under the influence of their new prophet, deliberately entered thegaie ofthe cupola of the furnace and rushed headlong into the white heat of the melting iron. When they failed to conic out, Jackson, the prophet proclaimed that he saw them rising in the air with the smoke of the furnace, attended by angels, amlsaid that they would revisit the earth ncxlSunday. The negroes propose to meet at the church next Sunday and pray while awaiting Ihe descent of tin- three children ol Israel. The mother of one of them said when asked about the matter: "1 feel jes as sho my boy is in heaven as if I'd done been dar an' seed him. Jackson dc prophet coalman' him to walk de licry furnace an' he bleeged to 'bey him." Checkiuatlnu; Other HtrlkerH. Ciiicaoo, August Ki. The Wilmington and Vermillion company which has al ways given employment to at least LMMIO men, it is also said to lie negotiating lor men from other points. This company operates mines al ISinidwood, l.a Salle, Seatonville and other places, ami has grown tired of the reK-.ited strikes. If the miners of these placesdcsire to resume work, they will have to do it quickly, operators say, as they do not propose to stand idly by and see Southern oicrators take all contracts and let the market for their products be forever destroyed. Many ofthe miners own their homes and are willing l work at prices offered, but arc prevented from so doing by the more radical element and hot headed foreigners who are in the majority. (ireat i'lrf in a California Town. San I'hancisco. AihmmI 1.1. News has been received here that a lire broke out at Tnickcc late yesterday afternoon, and burned fifty -live buildings in the business portion of the town. The ll.nnes were first discovered iu the residenceol engineer Hilley, A Southern Pacilic railroad freight train which wa mat ioncd at the sum mit was dispatched to the scene, anil lent much assistance. Among the build ings burned were the public schoolhoitse, churches, and the American hotel. The amount of loss, which is nccessnrilv verv large, is not vet learned. The citizens of Tijifkee have been ridding the town of qiiesttoniililv characters, and the impres sion proved that (i (ire was startejl by incendiaries. What little news has been received from the unfortunate town does not confirm this theory. Attempt to Hill a NewHpaner Man. l.iiXiM'.ToN, Ky., August 13. A das tardly attempt was made here yesterday to assassinate Haxter.a well known newspaRr correspondent, by the explo sion of a deadly machine which was left al the Leader office directed to that gen tleman. There was sufficient dynamite in the parcel to have blown up any building in thecity, and it only failed to aceoiiip.lish its deadly purpose because the iereusioil liiatchcs did not ignite. The parcel was taken to the office by a negro boy. There being llo suspicious look to the parcel, he paid no attention .o the apiearaiiccof the lad. It is lc licvd bv some that it was intended not only lo'blnw i) Mr. ll.ixtcr, but the en tire Leader office. MeaclliiK OH (he Ml rent or Htrlkerx. CiiuAiai, August 111. A special from SUiator.lll.. says: A new phase of the mining situation ha developed which will give the striking miners more trou ble than 1 1 icy had previously anticipated. It is said on good authority that the Slur C'-al Company, whose mine is loca ted at K(Hlg)ev, near here, hadcompleted arrangements by telegraph, by which a full quota of men to rim ihejr shaft will, inside ol thirty days, Ik- landed here from West Virginia. This company has em ployed during the last year, something over 00 men. Aiinulllnic KenultH of KlectlonH. Pakis, August 13. The State council has annulled the elections in twelve can tons ill which General Itouhingcr was elected to the councils general on the L'roiind that the General was not legally eligible for the position. Gen. Iloulaugcr has written a letter ill which he states that he gave the sums ol monev which he is accused of cniliczzling to the chief clerks in the war office to lie, used for the relief of widows and orphans ot soldiers. Five lodgers ill the House have sworn that the General was in Paris on July l.r. 1SS7, the day on which it is alleged lie visited the city lit disguise. Bhowliiif Off HiM liunrds, Hkklin, August 13."A whole army corps of the guards paraded to.day k- fore the Ivniin-ror of-Austria, making a brilliant display. 1 he weather was splendid. The Empress npearcd on horseback hmperor William coni ni.i nilcd the troops, and led the first entire corps, nnd afterwards the first regiment of guards past the visiting sovereign, who then headed the regiment liearing his name, and marched past Emperor William. Dr. Cabell Dead. I'nivkksitv itK Vikc.inia, August 13. Ilr. JumeHL. Cabell, senior memlier of the faculty ofthe University of Virginia, died at Overton this morning. Bonlanarer Found uulltv. Pakis, August 13. The Senate Court this afternoon found General Boulangcr guilty of conspiracy. THE NEGRO CLERK IN THK ATLANTA. CJA.. POST OFFICE IICl'l-.l. First AHHlHtant I"ontiiianter-;en-eral ClarkHon I'lnds Nnllilnic In the Matter that CallH for Depart mental Action, F.lc. Wasiiisi-.ton, August 13. A reporter f the Associated Press called on Acting f'nstmnslcr General Clarksou to-day for information in regard to the appoint ment of a negro clerk by the new post master at Atlanta. Ga., General Lewis, which resulted in much excitement, and the burning in effigy of Postmaster Lewis and General Hack, leading Repub lican ofthe State. General Clarksou said : "The store, as it was printed in the At lanta papers and sent North, was to the ITect that Postmaster Ia-wis had ap pointed a negro clerk, and assigned him to dutv at the same desk with a young white woman. The real facts, however, are these: Alter General Lewis' appoint ment as postmaster, one of the clerks re signed. The postmaster then appointed Charles C. Penny, colored, who stood at the head of the civil service list of eligi ble, as he was compelled bylaw to do. He was assigned to work iu the registry division, not in the same room with the young lady, but iu another. This young lady and her father, who was superin tci.dent ofthe registry division, and had the assignment of clerks, both resigned liecausc the negro had been appointed to i place iu the office, and not because an attempt had been made to place the ne gro at the same desk with the youngladv. Fr im this grew all the trouble in At l.ti.ta, and the effort to utilize the inci dent lor party prejudice. The insincerity of this cry is shown by the fact that there were live negro clerks in the Atlanta post nlliee under the Democratic postmaster, and for six years a young while lady has been at the stamp window scllingstninps to all tcople, black and while. There is nothing in the matter for ihcdeparliucnl to acl, upon, and there is nothing in the action ol Postmaster Lewis to lie criti cised bv lair minded people. Instead ol doing violence to Southern prejudice to wards negroes, the postiiiaslersoiight. in making appointments, to obviate any ground for objection on account of such prejudice. In the postal service we lind inanv of our efficient men among the col ored'nicii. We have probably hundreds of them iu Ihe service altogether, and they make a good average record." Ilond offerings and acceptances were $00,S,"t(l lour pcrcenls. registered,, 'it 1 L's ; $1.-(,(MI0 four and half per cents., regis tered, at lOliVs. covntf.rff.it monicy. Spurious "Iollars of Our mid dles" in Ciri'iilatlon Here. Chiel W. II. Heaver, ofthe Pinion De tective Agency of this city, gives notice to the K-oplc of Ashcville that dangerous counterfeits ol silver dollars, coinage of 1SS8, arc in circulation here. ''There are two men engaged iu this nefarious business," staled the chief to a reporter last night. "One of them is about live feet, six inches in height, weighs about 1 0 pounds, has a dark complexion, black eyes and hair, and is about twenty-two years of age. This 'shover of the queer' wears a light col ored coat and black hat. liis accomplice iu Clime is somewhat smaller in size, wears a small hat turned up all around, and is about eighteen or twenty years of age. Iloth of them arc white men and have I teen here about eight days. They have circulated about eleven dollars, so far as 1 can ascertain, during their slay here." "Till-' I'nitfd States government gives inc nor any of my agents any coinpcnsa tion for catching criminals of this class," saiil Mr. Heaver last evening, "but 1 con ceive it to be inv duty to inform the public ofthe snare they will fall iato if they fail to watch closely the silver dollars they receive in future." The spurious coins, of which Mr, I leaver has several S'ciincns iu his possession, are almost perfect in their imitation of the genuine dollar, and is well calculated to deceive the unsuspecting. The ring, its weight and general execution is re markably accurate, and the bogus "stuff' is one of Ihe most dangerous counterfeits ever seen ill this city. Wateli out for them, THK I.KillT INFANTRY. OHiclul Inspection and Drill To. Morrow livenliiu. llisiKTloi-Gemral I'aiicis II. Cameron, and Col. J. T. Anthony and staff, of iht Fourth Regiment, N. C. S. G., will arrive iu this city at five o'clock to-morrow af ternoon for the purpose of officially in specting Co. IM Ashcville Light Infantry I, Fourth Regiment, N. C. S. G. Col. An thony's staff, with the exception of Lieutenant-Colonel Martin, who is now in New York, will be coniplete.cousisling of Major Ernest I Young and Adjutant Harvey II. Orr, both of Clini'Mtc, and both at present on a visit to Ashcville. , The insjicction, which, by the way. is the annual one, will be held in the A. L, I. armory beginning at H.15 p. in. The boys have I wen ordered out by Capt. llarnnrd for the occasion, and will no doubt maintain that high standard of general excellence iu the school of I he sol dier, for which they have already become noted among Guardsmen. From here InsiK'Ctot-General Cameron will go to Waynesville, where he will iusiecl the Richland Rilles, under the command of Capt. W, Scott llrown. Col. Anthony and staff will also attend the jiisteclion. Had Condition or Mrs. Maybrlek. l.iVHKrooi., August 13. Mrs. May brick, the condemned murderess, is in a very depressed state. She passes much of licr tune in mourning for her children, and weeping copiously. The chaplain of the prison is devoting much of hislime to the condemned woman, and she at K'ars to greatly appreciate his visits. Conference on the Maybrlek Case. London, August 13, Judge Stephens, had a long interview with Home Secre tary Matthews to-day with reference to the case ot Mrs. May brick. RANDOM NOTIvt Roped In l Ramhlinic Reporters Roaniinic Around the Clt. A delightful gennan was given at the lattery Park last evening. Over two hundred new buildings are ill process of construction in Ashcville al present. A couple of handsome new signs, one on cither, side adorn the entrance to the Western Carolina Hank. Tickets to the American Carnival are on sale at Jacob's drug store. Secure them early, before the rush sets in. Fred. Jacobs' new summer drink "snowllnkc" is said by connoisseurs to lie the finest yet known iu Ashcville. Don't forget the grand American Car nival at the Farmers' warehouse this evening. Secure your tickets early. The Fourth Regiment Hand, from Hickory, will arrive this afternoo-i, to make music for the Carnival this even ing. There are more visitors iu the city at present than there has been heretofore at any time since Ashcville has been an ii -corporaled city. The hydrant iu front of court sqitan was run into and torn down by a wagon yesterday morning. It was replaced dur ing the afternoon. "There's a new coon in town" iu fact two of 'em and you had better watch out for the bogus silver dollars that they ire distributing promiscuously around. A mi i n I kt of young gentlemen are making preparations to attend a daticc at Haywood White Sulphur Springs hotel, Friday evening. They will go in a special car chartered for the occasion from the N. C. railway authorities. FOI.KM VOI KNOW. Who They Are i Where The Are, and What They Are Doiutf. Mrs.J. R. Patterson is al Hlackwcll Springs. District Attorney Chas. Price, of Salis bury, is at the Mattery Park. Hull. Patrick Walsh and F. K. Fleming of Augusta, (in., are at the llatery Park. Mr. ami Mrs, James A. Moselcy left on their bridal tour North, on the afternoon (rain yesterday, Mr. T. T. Hicks, a prominent nllorncy of Henderson, N. C, accompanied by his wife, is at the Grand Central, Col. T. H. Roy and family, of Scbna. Ala., have taken up their summer resi dence iu this city. They are ! tea ted at their home on Sunset drive. II. It. Aiusworth, wife uud child, of Thoinasvillc, Ga., ami Chas. Ivdmoud ston, wile and children, of Savannah, were at the Swannanoa last night. Pro! E. Kohcrson, now of Virginia, formerly of Huneouilte, and Miss Fannie Ferguson, daughter of Garland Fergu son, Esq,, were married at Waynesville yesterday at y o'clock. ''hebrjial party leave this morning tor Roanoke, Va, H1-1.C1A1. HI JIJ1I.R K VTl'.S. Richmond and Danville Folks Keep t'p with the I'rocessiou, The passenger department of the Rich mond ami Danville company, represented ill this eil v bv Mr. W. A. Wiiiburn, the clever, courteous mid aceoinuiodaiing division passenger agent, have made an other departure in the way ol cheapsuni mcr rates that will at once grow into popular favor and lie the means where in, uiiiiiy people ffoip abroad can vinv the beauties ofuur wonderful bkyland at a very small price. Commencing to-day the R. K: l (icople will sell round trip tickets from Ashc ville, g I until October 31, 1SS!I, and limited lo a continuous passage in each direction, to the following places at the rates .-iiniexed. viz; To Alexander, (15c, ; Hot Springs,!'. 10; Waynesville, $1.11,1; llcndersonville. $l.'jll; Flal Rock, $1.4.1; Saluda, So; lllack Mountain, Otic; Round Knob, $l..'l.t. These tickets are good on all trains, and the opportunity afforded is an excellent one to visit the siimuicr rcsorls of Western North Carolina at very low figures. TAIIHKNACI.I- KATIiS. The Richmond ami Danville Railroad Company have arranged the following rates for those intending participating iu the Tabernacle meetings, near Ruther ford College, next week. The rates to Connelly Springs, ilea rest railway station) anil return, is as fol lows: Fioin Morganlon, 40c; Marion, $l.yil; Ashcville, $-'."0; Waynesville, $3. .10; Hot Springs, $3.70. All inter mediate points at proportionate rates. Tickets will lie on sale August 15 to 24. inclusive, and good to return as late as l.'7lh of August. AN OLD I.AW IN FFFF.CT. A Hlate Hoard of Public Charities Appointed. Oe Saturday last Gov. Fowleappointed a Hoard of Public Charities, as provided for bv power vested in the Governor bv chapter 2, volume of the Code. As ,1.:.. i i t... i eoiuiuissioiiei S Oil mil. mnii'i inv m,,m- nor appointed the following; Dr. E. liurke Havwood, chairman; J. I. Saw yer, of Huiieomlie; W. A. Hobbitt, of Granville, and Lawrence J. Ilaiiglitou, of Chatham. An appointment as com missioner was also tendered Dr. Isaac Jackson, of Columbus, who has not yet liccii heard from. The others have ac cepted. On Saturday Dr. E. Hurkc Haywood and Dr. W. K. CaK'hart, Directors ofthe North Carolina Insane Asylum, tendered their resignations to Gov. Fowle ns members of the honrd. They were ac cepted, and the Governor appointed Capt. Oct. Coke, of Wake, to succeed Dr. Haywood ns chairman, nnd Mr. J. D, Biggs, of Martin, to succeed Dr. Cnte-hart. A KEMARKAHLE CAREER. THK I.IFF.TIMF. WORK OF MIS SIONARY crossf.ttf:. Devoted to Doing c;ood to the I'ltorer c lasses of Chinese, He TauKht Pure I.ove of liod and tiodlluess with Tellinic Fllect. Wasminc.ton, August 13. The Depart ment of Stale has received from the Le gation at Pekiii, China, nuder date ol the 3rd ol July, an account of the death, and extraordinary life work of the Rev. J. Crossette, an indeiicndcnt American missionary in China. His eareerappcars to have been a very remarkable one, char acterized by absolute self-devotion. He died on the steamer El Dorado, en, route from Shanghai to Ticnstsin on the 1st of line last. He leaves a widow living al Schuvlersville. N. Y. Iu ste.iking of Mr. Crossette, Minister Denliy couples Ins name with Hint ol Father Dainien, the French missionary who lately died on the Island of Moloka, and says: Crossette s Iile was devoted to doing good to the poorest classes ot Chinese, lie had charge of a winter refuge for the poor at Pekiii. During the severe win ters he would go out on the streets the coldest nights and pick up destitute beg gars, and convev them to a refuge where lie provided thein with food. lie also buried them at his own expense, lie visited all persons, and often procured the privilege ol removing tlie sick to Ins re luge. The officials had implicit confidence iu liiin, and allowed him to visit at pleas ure all prisoners and charitable institu tions. He was known by the Chinese as Christian lliiddha." lie was attached to no organization of men. He was a missionary, pure and simple, devoted rather to charily than to prosclytism. lie literally look Christ as his exemplar. He traveled all over China and the East, lie took no care of his expenses; food and lodging wci-c toluiilaniy furnished him. Inn kccicrs would lake no pay from him, and private ktsoiis were glad lo entertain linn. It must be saiil thai his wauls were few. lie wore the Chi nese dress, had no regular meals, drank only water, and lived on fruit with little i ice or millet, lie aimed al translating his ideal, '.'hrist. into reality, lie wore long auburn hair, pai lecl in the middle, so as lo resemble the pictures of Christ. Charitable people furnished him moiiey lor his refuge; and he never seemed lo want for funds. He slept on a hoard or on the lloor. liven iu his last hours, be ing a deck passenger on the lil I lorado, he refused to be transl'errcd to t hccabiii, fiuf (lie kindly captain, sonic i n i Ulorc lit dieil, icinoycr IHiu lo a fierlh where he died, si ill speaking of going lo heaven, and entreating the hyslaudcrsto lovclhc l.ord, As an iiisiaucc ol Ihc character of Ihe man, I will state when on one occa sion, I gave my .'inuunldliiiicrou Thanks giving day to (he American, Mr, Crossette wrote to tlie beseeching that I would have no dinner, but would give to tlie poor. He attended the dinner but touched uolhing lint walcr and rice." In theology, he can hardly lie said to have been ortho dox. He found good in alt religious. Altera long conversation with him one day, I told him he was not a Christian hut a liiiddhlst. He answered that there were many good .things ju lliidilhjsiu. 'flic lasi important work ol Mr. Crosetlc was an elVort to provide for the deaf and dumb, 'fo further this project, he trav elled to llaskard antl llicpce lo Canton, establishing everywhere schools lor these iiiitortimatcs. . He was successful where-1 ever he went, This man taught pure love ol'liod aid of Godliness, He com pletely siierillccd himself for the good of the poor. He acted out his principles to 1 lie letter, lie was as poor and lived as plainly as the poorest of his patients. On charitable subjects he wrote well. The ideal to hiin was practical. Let this American then be enshrined along with the devoted Frenchman iu the annuls ot men who loved their fellowmen." H.M-I-; AND NTRUMI, People AtteudiuK the Carnival Need Have No Fear. Preparations for the splendid carnival are going on with great activity, and the eapatious building in which it is to be held already responds to the hand of taste which is transforming it with such brilliant judgment to its new temporary uses. We were surprised yesterday to hear that some apprehension had been expressed about the safely of the struct ure. Has it been forgotten already that on the same floor, on Ihe occasion ol the I'e.'iison ministrations there were crowd ed night alter night for a fortnight an audience numbering from three thousand to live thousand people? The projectors of t lie' carnival arc scarcely sanguine enough to hope for thai many; lliosc who attend cannot expect to meet that many ai any one lime. We might wish that both such bogie ami expectation would lie met. 'r is it forgotten that the same room has held many limes since its construction from one hundred thous-. and lo three hundred thousand pounds of tobacco ? The building in fact, so far as any test of weight can be applied to it, is exception ally secure, being supported by several transverse sectional brick walls. To make assurance doubly sure, Mr. Ten iicul, the citv biAldiug imqiccior, in whose judgment and fidelity we have the utmost confidence, yesterday made a thorough and critical examination and he pronounced the building absolutely sale and secure. This is enough. (iood Prices lor Tobacco. About thirty thousand pounds of leal tobacco were sold at the different ware houses iu the city yesterday. The quality of the tobacco offered for sale was me dium only, but prices were active, rang ing as high as $3S per hundred pounds. No new crop tobacco was offered. The City Schools. Siitcrinteudcnt Claxton informs the public that the city schools of Ashcville will resume oierntion on Monday, Scp tember 2. Parents and guardians will please liear the date iu find. A Prominent Haltlniorean Dead. H.m.timoki-:, August 13. Mr. Francis W. Elder, a prominent nnd well known citizen of Haltimore, and brother ol arch bishop William H. Elder, of Cincinnati, died at 1.40 this morning at his residence, of heart failure. A CiOOD STRlKICT now. What llrldic c Slre.t-t Was Oncei What Capt. Troy .Han Made It. When Hridge stiect was thrown open to travel years jigf,, it was no more than a narrow lane extruding from Woodlin to where C'avton street now comes iu, beyond which jxtiut there was no line of street defined. The house of Capt. J. A. Fagg was the: last house on the right, find that of Col. A. H. Ilaird on the left. The e was no attempt at grading, the road, lane orsliect, running up ami down hill according to the natural configura tion of the ground, crossing two streams, crossed by narrow wooden bridges, giv ing a name to the street when it became of sufficient consequence lo have a name. Grn lually as population pushed north ward, Hridge street was built up, and Chestnut street came into existence, anil also streets lieyoud ; and to save the long detour by Merrimou avenue on the one hand, and Charlotte street on the other, Hridge street became an important thor oughfare. Yet it remained absolutely neglected, without grading, without drainage, without sidewalks, a vexatious channel for the many eouiielled to pass that way, until at last, Captain Troy took hold ol it; and now he is nearly ready to hand over to the authorities one ofthe best, if not really the best, con structed street iu the city. In the first place, the street has been widened so as to look like a street, not like a lane; it has been so widened as lo give spa.ee for two reasonably wide sidewalks, where there Venn none before; the hills have been cut down ami the hollows filled iqi so as to present a gentle incline from the only bridge now iu use the other hav ing liecti displaced by tilling up, and sub stituting a large sewer pipe for an open Iraiulo Chestnut street; the earth of the street has Ik-cu thrown up in tlie cen tre and hru heavily rolled so ns to pre sent a smooth convex surface, the water ways have lieen securely paved with rub ble to prevent washing, ami the cross lrainageis effectually secured by sink ing sewer pipes. w work ol curbing the sidewalks has been begun, and these are lo lc coaled with broken and pulver ized stone, the best material that can Ik. used. The work has been done with skill, judgment and fidelity, and is a credit to thecity, C.i'it. Troy has given admira ble prool "of his competence to his duties, and we hope to see a large extension of his handiwork. The children of the Orange street gra ded school, in common with many oth ers, will bless him for the good work he as done. DISTINIil ISIIF.D AHJI STANH Inspect the Operation of Aslie- ville's Klectrlc Railway, i:tc. I ton, Patrick Walsh, the brilliant and able editor of the Augusta Chronicle, and president of the Augusta and Sumuier villo Railroad Co., together with direct ors r rank I-.. I-lcmiiig and llenrv H. King, of the latter corporation, are here from Augusta, the second in line ofthe most progressive cities in the whole State of Georgia. They arc here for the purpose of inspecting the oiera tion of our street railway system with a view to recommending its adoption by the City Council of Augusta. The Chronicle, Mr. Walsh's p.'qier, of Sunday morning, contained the follow ing which will more accurately elucidate the objects pr pttng the distinguished Augustans' visit to Ashcville. ''To-morrow morning Presidenl Pat rick Walsh and Directors llenrv H. King and Frank E. Fleming, of the Augusta and Siintmcrvillc Railroad company, set out on a lour of investigation. They will visit Ashcville, Richmond, Philadel phia, Huston ami other cities, where electric railways are licing oM-ratcd, and all llicy don't know aliout an electric rajlroad when they get back will hardly be worth leai ning. This trip means business, and means that the company is going ahead iu ear nest, and wili he ready just as soon as the council says the word. The report oi Ihei'.iili'oadeomuiiltee will lie adopted bv ihe council at a meeting to be held some time this week, and Un people til Augusta can begin lo get ready lo sec how it feels to be whirled along by cleclricity." These gentlemen were shown over the line here yesterday by Capt. J. II. Halli ard, of the Sprague Motor Co., of New York, ami former suicriulcmlcnt of the Ashcville electric street railway. Every detail iu the oteratiou ol an electric railway was thoroughly explained, cost of con strticlioii ami equipment, etc., to the Augusta committee, who seemed much pleased with what they saw and heard in the course of their investigation. Mr. Walsh and his coadjutors in this mis sion will remain here several days. Pluck and Perseverance. The Spartanburg Herald, iu sK-aking of Dr. W. G. Smith, of that place, bill now connected with the wholesale drug house of T. C. Smith it Co., of this city, says : Dr. W. G. Smith is back from Haiti more looking well, but thin from hard study, He graduated in March at the imiversity and is now a full tlcdgcd Ph. D. Dr. Smith, while talking full work at the college, did full work iu a drug store of Haltimore, and had lo do much of his study alter midnight. Such pluck and tcrscvernnee deserve the success which he has reached, ami give promise ot eon tinned success in the future, lie mav re turn to his position in the Haltimore house, or he may remain in the South Tin; Citizi-n is glad to know that Dr. Smith will remain iu Ashcville in his present jHisition, He is a most estimable gentleman, and one that we would much regret to lose. The first morning germuu ofthe season takes place atJattcry Park, beginning at 10 a. m., to-day. A GRAND EV ENT. THK AMF.RICAN CARNIVAL THIS KVKNINU; F.pochH in the History of the Na tion Conmieniorated-Columbla and the Original Thirteen mates -Relies of Ihe Past Revived. The spacious floor room of the Farm ers' warehouse will present a dazzling oiu picturesque scene this evening the occasion icing the holding of the grand and beautiful American Carnival for the iK'iiefit ofthe organ fund of Trinity Epis copal eiiurcn. Elegant and profuse decorations, hand some women and gallant men iu bright and pretty costume, brilliant illumina tions and delightful music, refreshments and fancy wares, etc., beyond description, will abound, and such a scene as Ashc ville has not yet witnessed will be pleas antly enacted this evening. The Fourth Regiment military band, in full uniform, will lie on hand ami lend their talent towards making the Carni val a great success. Wealth, fashion, grace and beauty will all commingle in the grand benefit for a worthy cause. None can afford to slay away, and there is ample room and pleasure for all who attend, A brief synopsis of the Carnival is here annexed in order that those who do not fully realize what a treat there is in store for them, may have a faint idea of the very pleasant entertainment that has been arranged by the devout and ener getic lady members of I lid Trinity. The various lodges are groiqied in a semicircle around the central stand, which occupies one end of the hall, ami forms the arena on which all the dra matic portion of the entertainment is shown, Each lodge is devoted to the celebration of some epoch of American history , and each is designed to illustrate by its form and decoration the tcriod of the event which it commemorates. A general view of the whole will first be given, and ach lodge will be descrilx'd, with the uses for which it is intended. Ht-ginning at the right hand of the central arena is seen the rough log hut iu nil. ii nj; i ii i.i i ',oc, i ue ursi Willie CIUI0 born in America, receives her young friends, and offers for salearticles dear to the heart of infancy, from rattles to a complete wardrobe, the very attendants Iteing dressed in baby caps and robes. Next, the wigwam of Pocahontas ap iears, where dusky maidens offer baskets. Iiows nnd arrows, ami weapons ofthe chase. A plain frame house forms the austere abode of the Puritan fathers, where Priscilla at her flying wheel at tracts many curious siwctntors to buy antique furniture and labries of many kinds, or the antiquities may only lie ex hibited if their owners cannot be pre vailed upon to part with them. Salem witches. A house-of many cables charms the silver from eager students of palmistry, and the high leaked huts and scarlet cloaks make a briirht feature iu the scene. Pins and needles and haber- lasherv of all kinds form a part of tin- wares of these bright-faced witches, and Salem Giln altars and Black Jacks draw the hoys and girls to buy and enjoy. Moll Pitcher rows her boat full of shoes to a ready market from Itehind her browu-lhatcheil hut, and is ready to read the fate of any lair seeker on the cards she has for use and sale. Merry Mount next rears its uavlv decorated Mav-polc, around which happy youths and maidens wind the manv-colored ribbons which t he v sell ti ill whom the sweet-scented Mav-flowcrs nnd their sisters of other chmes draw to the spot. The ltoston tea party furnishes the cup that cheers" from the hold of the old ship, and here tea in chests and pack ages, with sugar and West Indian sweetmeats, cater to the children's taste. The Yankee kitchen offers delicious home-made dainties of old-time manu facture, dealt out by rosy dames iu homespun dresses and checked aprons, regardless of the fact that a messenger iu Continental uniform is seen hurrying to summon the good man of the house fo light for liln'i ty and home. Peace firings lilies and flowers of all tender varieties to announce the close of the war and coming of prosperity, and her floral bower is full of lair representa tives of the Graces iu costumes of classic folds. Fourth of 1 til v proudly rears its gavlv decorated tent fall of gay Hags and patriotic emblems, where ice-cream and cooliugdiiuks ofall kinds tempt tlie thirs ty to enter and partake ol refreshments brought bv energetic waiters in bright costumes of national hues. Columbia wilh her guard of States H-cupics the chief stand, ami has the onerous duly ofdirecliug theculire affair, as well as the scenes which are shown at intervals. From His Old Home. The I'nion (S. C.) Times in speaking of Dr. II. K. Smith, formerly of thai place, but now of the dental linn of Reeves & Smith, this city, contains the following complimentary allusion to that gentle man : Dr. 11. K. Smith has determined to seek a wider and more promising field for the development ot Ins prolcssional tal ents and moved to Ashcville, N. C. Wc sincerely regret losing Dr. Smith, as he is a young man of pure character, enter prising ami industrious, and one ot the Ir-sI dentists ill the country. We com mend the doctor to the ieoplc of Ashc ville as a man of high character and worthy their respect and patronage." Tun Citizkn bids Dr. Smith a hearty welcome, nnd hopes that his residence among our jicoplc may Ik- extremely pleasant and profitable. Four Hundred Dollars. Tin; Citizkn learns that the net re ceipts of the entertainmc' ts recently given in this city lor the benefit of the building fund of the Christian church, amounts lo over four hundred dollars. The object for which the entertainments were given was a most laudable one, and we are glad that the efforts ofthe ladies under whose management they were held, have been crowned with so much success. Divorce Decree Annulled. Nhw York, August 13. At a hearir.g in the divorce ease of sheriff Flack this morning. Judge Bookstaver set aside all proceedings and annulled the decree of divorce.