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THE DAILY CITIZEN,
THE DAILY CITIZEN
Delivered to Visitors In any part of
the City.
One Month SOc.
Two Week, or lew 25c.
BOARDING, WANTS,
I'or Kent, and Lot Noticea, three
linea or lent, 25 Ccnta for
I each Inaertion.
VOLUME V.
ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1889.
NUMBER 114.
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EUROPEAN LETTERS.
THE VARIED CHARMS OF BADEN-BADEN.
The Trip Tlirouitll Black ForeHl
ArotiHeH iilnnchauaeii Recollec
tioim In the M 1 11 cl of tlie Trav
eler The Trees I, Ike Oura.
Baden-Baden, August 7, 1889.
Editor Citizen : The fact that tliis re
nowned place has lost its character as a
gambling spa matters very little to your
correspondent, as his purse is not so ple
thoric as to require depletion, and all
that is needed to make it pcrlcclly beau
tiful, still remains.
Providence has smiled on us by giving
a bright sunshiny day, which is the only
thing that could possibly add to the en
joyment of this lovely spot.
I jfiviitir II,iilrllwrir this mortlitlir Ml .'(11
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early hour, we soon recognized the dark I
hues ol the mack forest, wnicn iirougni
to mind our boyhood's recollection of
Karon Munchausen, although we are not
altogether sure that this is the scene of
his wonderful exploits. Nevertheless, as
we took a most cliarmingdrivcthisnltcr
noon through the sombre balsams which
gives the name to the lorcst, as they do
to our Itlack mountain, wc li-ncic.il we
could see the very spot whercthedcer had
the cherry tree to grow out of his fore
head, and where the frozen music was
thawed out, and the wild boar killed in a
nanner so terribly tragic. It suited very
well, whether our memory of the location
of the old story is correct or not.
From llcidciberg our train skirted a
range of mountains until it reached Oos,
where an owning seemed suddenly to
break through them, disclosing a sweet,
(iiict valley, into which a connecting
road quickly carried us, and landed us on
the banks of one of the most sparkling
streams we have ever seen and there wc
were at the famous Baden-Iladen.
Wc are certainly glad that the govern
ment has put an end to the gambling
which has given it so unsavory a reputa
tion, because surely in no spot could hu
man wickedness seem more out of place.
It apK'ars designed by the great Creator
to be exactly what it now is a pleasant
resting spot for men and women wearied
with the labors of life and seeking recu
peration of strength to lit them for their
future struggles. This is exactly what
lladen-Iiadcn is suited to lie, and what
wc conceive that it is. Probably it is by
some considered and used as a fashion
able retreat, but we have been troubled
not at all by this characteristic, and have
only had time to sip its great pleasures.
lien a sK)t of such marvelous attrac
tions would fail to please unless the wea
ried traveler can Ik- comfortably lodged
and fcil, and this wc find once more at
hand, thanks to our Cook's coupons,
which secure us rooms, notwithstanding
the crowd, al the Ilotelde Holla ul, in nil
rcsects a most desirable hostelry, with
polite and courteous landlord and subor
dinates. What a relict after our London
cxKrietlcc.
We advise all personseomingto Kuror
to go first to Cook's office, and with his
help to map out their proposed tour, buy
their tickets and provide themselves with
hotel coupons for every day they ex)cct
to Ik absent from the United States. Wc
heard many opinions expressed on this
subject, and hesitated as to the wisdom
of investing in these coupons, but our ex
iericucc with them has been most satis
factory. The hotels to which they have
admitted us have been uniformly good,
and a most important point is that they
dispense with extras, which so annoyed
us otherwise. Whether the cost of trav
eling with them is greater we cannot tell
certainly, but think it is the ehcniiest
way, considering the character of the
accommodations provided, and it cer
tainly saves a vast amount of trouble in
buying tickets at each station and decid
ing on a hotel in a strange place.
We started to say, lieforc this digres
sion, that, leaving Heidelberg at an early
hour, wc skirted the Black Forest, pass
ing through a well cultivated section of
country which was devoted to crops
with which we are familiar, such as to
bacco, corn (maize), beets, oats, etc.,
' looking in good order, csccinlly the
'ro, which reminds us to advise our
L' friends to send here for their
smoKiii l(jfv cuu lhi,m ,mmc fnx ()
cigars, u t gjm,, ,ollsc duties, as to
ihe od.ous t ,fc ,
or one and a half cei. w- Al most ol the
tobacco stands we are remolded of our
State by seeing the fc.'-""l i,n,, ."'
Duke's cigarettes, of wV t '' J"""
seems very high, so that we pure,
them and adopt Dutch cigars ,nf
It is not only the crops ol this Aoiiiry
which resemble ours, but many "''
shade and forest trees arc almost .lcnti.
cal. We do not know by what name
they may lie called here, but recognise
readily our old friends, the locust, the
mountain birch, the Lombardy poplar,
the dark black balsam, tall firs or spruce,
the catalpa and the hideous nlianthus, all
of which, while reminding us pleasantly
of ourdcar home, surprise us to find them
in this comparatively low section.
Immediately after licing ensconced
safelv in our rooms, we sally lorth to see
sights, and until our table d'hote, at the
old fashioned hour of one p. in., we enjoy
a churmiug walk over the greenest of
grass (no signs to "keep oil 'I, by the
brightest of flowers in endless prolusion,
.and around the most admirably designed
fountains, which, from piles of huge
atone, shoot aloft a most delicate and
graceful spray of mist, rather than water,
which falls not into an orthodox circular
basin, but keeps moist the surrounding
lillies, and then flows secretly away by
some hidden aqueduct.
Our walk discloses also some most ele
gant buildings, admirably adapted to
their various purposes. Among them
one that is cnlled a "conversation house"
to which we are admitted for the small
fi .,fn,. nmrli which entitles us to attend
both an afternoon and evening concert of
the most heavenly music.
The interior of this "conversation is
most elaborately fitted up as reading
and concert halls, but chiefly were we
attracted by its ball rooms, ol wnicn we
cannot resist the effort to give you a
verv taint description.
Four in number, they are named in
honor of four French kings, Louis XIII,
XIV, XV and XVI, and each vies with
each in absolute splendor.
First in order, that ol Louis XIII,
nieasurimr 65x65 feet, its walls and ceil
ing frescoed in most subdued tints; its
rich dark floor of highly polished oak, in
viting our old stiff shanks to try a olka
or mazurka; lighted by five large chundc-
lie rs, each hearing seventy candles, which
are multiplied a thousand fold by the
bright gilt, and flashing crystal of which
their holders are composed, while around
be walls one hundred and fifty gas jets
-are modified by shades of ground glass,
liirhtinir no the hazv fountains, which,
four in number, add to the fairness of the
nii-ture.
Jhe hangings are of heavy domask.ycl-
low and pink, while the golden framed
chairs and sofas arc upholstered in old
pink and blue of most delicate shade.
Opening from this is the boudoir of
Louis XV, small in size ( probably 30x00
feet), hung with the very heaviest of
pompadour silk and gold, while the mag
nificent furniture is upholstered to cor
respond in some costly material. We
were told that each of the many chairs
h ad cost twenty-five hundred francs, but
this we must think is exaggeration.
On the opposite side of the boudoir we
enter the room of Louis XIV, measuring
6(xHO feet, corresponding in finish with
the others, except that its curtains and
upholstering arc of the very richest red,
lighting up brilliantly at night, and yet,
strange to say, free from all approach to
gaiidincss in day, the sunlight only seem
ing to render it more softly rich and mag
nificent. The largest and largest ball room is
that named in honor ot Louis AM, and
.finished as a winter garden ; its walls of
gold and silver, covered with the most
rare exotics in full growth and bloom,
while in the center a mound of the same
is kept fresh and healthy by a spray
which shoots up on high, which is re
peated on raeli of the four corners.
With this weak effort al describing Ihc
ehurnis of this marvelous building, wc
must pass on to a far different scene, il
lustrative of the grandeur of the olden
times as this is of the present.
A good brett, at most accommodat
ing terms, receives us as the afternoon
concert is finished, and gives us a drive
over an excellent but steep road, ascend
ing an overhanging mountain, whose
sides are ill part covered by the ricnesl ol
grass, and immediately adjoining it by
the most dense of balsam and lir forest.
After crossing which for a distance ot
three miles, we emerge near the top upon
what must have once been a kingly pal
ace, now in ruins, but retaining enough
of its ancient form to show how grand it
had lieen in design and execution. I'.s
massive walls of solid stone surmount
the mountain's crest to a perfectly dizzy
height, and enclosing what must once
have been princely banquet balls, now
occupied by immense growing forest
trees, which seem striving to overlook
their lotty enclosures.
At other points, too, we sec evidence of
horrible dungeons of those dark and
cruel days and a well, curbed around
with hewn stones, ten feet in interior
diameter, and we wonder to what depth
it must have gone, but cannot tell, as it
is nearly filled with the debris of many
ages.
A climb up the steep stone stairs, over
which so many happy and sad coplc
must have passed, takes us to the very
topmost pinnacle of the walls anil tower,
which here arc about eight feet thick,
and thus alford a sate and comfortable
walk, from which a view is obtained of
most wonderful brightness and beauty,
first over the mountain sides, of balsam
is thick as anv on our Koanc or Milch-
ell, and then over the sweet valley in
which nestles Budcn-Duilcu, and yet be
yond, on the level country, threaded as
far as the eve can reach bv the silvery
waters of the Rhine. This sight alone,
we all agree, pavs us for till of the dis
comforts of an ocean voyage, even in a
State Line steamer.
The weirdncss of this "Altscliloss,"
oldcastlc," is much increased as we
climb its crooked stairs, by the doleful
sound of an -lvolian harp, winch by sonic
one, has been placed ill the depth of one
of its ancient embrasures, and by its sad
notes, seems to sound the dirge of the old
people, who perhaps arc buried beneath.
Returning bv another route, affording
more and varied beauties at every curve,
wc reach the town just in time to hasten
back to the "conversation" and take a
scat in its garden, now brilliant wilh gas.
in all kinds of fantastic and patriotic de
signs, to have our tea served while our
ears arc again regaled by such music as
one seldom enjoys in America, and to
watch the crowds of young and old, chil
dren of six and men and women of sixty,
who drink it in with the same avidity
and the same stolid sense of pleasure witli
which they imbibe their foaming lager,
and thus ends our happy day in Baden-
Baden, August H,
Not content with what we haddoneon
yesterday, 6 o'clock finds us winding our
wnv to the bath house, where the dust ot
ages is quickly removed by n plunge into
this glowing Water in basins of purest
marble, of all sizes and shaies,and of va
rious degrees of tcnqicrature. Our only
trouble is the want of an interpreter. All
ot the gentlemen seemed anxious to ex
plain the ins and outs, but, unfortunately,
wc found not one to Sieak English or
French; so that wc were somewhat mys
tified, but, plungjng from one to another,
we tested the degrees of heal or cold in a
manner thoroughly practical, if nolscicu
tific, :i net emerged with the impression
that this bath was the most charming of
our lives.
After a good breakfast we go to the
Trinkhallc and imbibe a glass of warm
mineral water for our stomach's sake,
and this duty being performed, a walk up
u steady hillside takes us to see a Greek
church, the first wc have entered, quite
small, but richly ornate, and containing
two line specimens ol marble work com
memorating the virtues of a young prince
and princess of whom the church seems
to be a memorial erected by their parents.
The tablet to the young man impressed
us with its quaint pathos, saying in
French that on such a day "inir ocarson
gave back ins sweet soiu to woo.
This ends our visit to itnocn-iiaiicn,
and one of the most charming days of
our life. Wc arc now flying southward to
Lucerne, which we hope to reach tins
afternoon, at 5 o'clock.
We regret having to pass Strasbnrg
and its wonderful clock, but the hour
would not suit for us to be thereatnoon,
which is the time that the twelve apos
tles appear and many other wonderful
things are done. Not having timcenough
to devote a day to this, we must post
pone its examination until our next visit,
when we hope many Ashcville friends
may lie with us, and enjoy, in person, the
tilings which so delight us. Good-bye.
h T. W. P.
Convict Receipt Cut Down.
The board of directors of the State pen
itcntiarv met at Raleigh Wednesday, all
its mcmiiers licing present. It has much im
portant business to transact. Thcchair
mnn of the board said that it was greatly
hampered in its efforts to make the (iciii
tcntiarv sustaining by legislative acts
which permit the Roanoke and Southern
Railroad Company to have USconvicts,
for which it pays $125 per annum. They
suli-let to contractors nt$1.20erdny a
clear profit of some eighty cents k.t day.
Bad weather has cut down receipts from
the labor of convicts fully 50. )ier cent,
during the months of June and July find
some of August.
The Weather.
Washington, 1). 0.. Aug. 22 Indica
tions for North Cnroliua Light lical
showers; slightly cooler in north-east;
stationary tenqieraturc in south-east
portion; variable winds.
STABBED TO THE HEART.
(iHASTI.V WORK OF A SIR
PRISED RI RGUK,
DelallH of a Horrible Crlniu Com.
milted In Brooklyn Early Yester
flay in orninic The Murderer Is
Captured and C on rennet.
Nnw York, August 22. At an early
hour this morning three thieves broke
into the grocery store of Chris. W.
I .lien, at ay and High streets, I! rook
lyn. They were surprised at their work
by the proprietor and a hand-to hand
conflict look place, during which the
grocer was slahlied to the heart. 1 he
police cr light one of the men, who said
that Ins name was Meblwaiuc, and gave
a de.cription of his companions who had
cscaiicd. lie said their names were
Hawthorn Benson and Thos. Ouinlun.
An alarm was at once sent to ttnseilv
with a request to watch for the men. In
less than ail hour detective Barry had
captured Benson, wlu, on Iwing taken
liclorc Inspector Byrnes was recognized
as Martin Denin, a professional thief and
ex-convict, lie was surrendered to the
Brooklyn officers, and the other man is
being hotly pursued. Before Denin had
been taken to Brooklyn he sent for In
Scclor Byrnes to whom he said he
wauled to confess. He said thai neither
he nor Oiiiulnu knew what had hap
pened in the store; they were both on
the outside watching while McKlwainc
was in the store; suddenly Mclilwainc
came rushing out of the slorc; he was
covered with blood, and the prisoner
and iiuinlnn tlieu lied.
Further details show that the burglars
entered the yard in rear ol the house and
put a ladder up to the middle second
story window, and McKlwaine was the
one selected to go in. lie is a slightly
brill young man and only nineteen years
old. lie iqicncd the window easily,
crawled in and was making his way in
the front room where il was supposed
that Mr. l.itca kept his money box. It
was quite dark at the time, and Mc
Klwaine had reached the passage
way leading through the liedroom
when Mr. Lucn was awakened
by the noise, and got up to sec what was
the matter. He did not wake his wile,
and, as he catered the dining room, he
saw the figure of a man making for the
window, lie grappled him at once. Mc
Klwaine was so frightened that he drop
ped his hat near the lied room door where
it was picked up afterwards. He was in
his stocking lect. Lucn was a big, power
ful man weighing over 200 pounds, and
he would have made short work with the
intruder had not the latter been armed
with a knife, an ugly looking weapon
with a blade fully six inches long. As
soon as Lucn seized him near flic window
they began a tussle, knocking the furni
ture about, and making a great noise
which woke till the rest of the family.
Mrs. Luea rushed out of the bed room
followed by Harry, her nine year old son,
and the servant came out of another
door. Luea was down on one knee, in
front of tire window, and his assailant
stood over him, striking him reiealedly.
"Help, murder, police," shouted Luea at
the top of his voice. "Help; I'm being
murdered."
Mrs. Luea jumped forward and caught
the murderer by the arm, and the servant
grabbed him by thecoat, while Luea tried
to get up. "Stand back," cried Mc
Klwniui to the two women, flourishing
his knife, which they now saw for the
fust time. "Stand back anil let me go,
or I'll cut you open as I did him," he
yelled.
Both women shrank back in horror,
and McFlwaine jumped out of the win
dow, and grabbing up his shoes ran out
of the yard down High street. Luea,
meanwhile, had struggled to his feet,
and had staggered to the sink in
a corner of the room. "For Cod's
sake, Mary, get me some help."
he groaned. "1 believe I am killed," and
with that he sank down in a heap in the
corner of the room. The shrieks of the
wonmu aroused the whole neighbor
hood, ami a tew seconds afterwards Dr.
Sloue, who lives on the opposite side of
Jay street, came running in. It was too
laic, however, to do anything lor the
wounded man as he was last dying.
There were three or four deep gashes in
his right shoulder and arm anil a horri
ble cut in the breasl right under the
heart, from which his lite blood was
pouring in a stream. Within ten min
utes he had breathed his last.
Mclilwaine wnsenptured by policeman
Kennedy, who says that he heard shouts
of "murder," "police," and a lew second"
later saw a man running toward him
with his shoes in his hand, lie grabbed
him and took him to the station. Me
Klwuinc had in his possession a big,
wicked looking knile. the blade of which
was covered with blood. Mclihvaine
confessed that it was he who hail
slabbed Luea.
THE COTT:S CROP
IromlHeN lo be the I.aritc-sl ICver
Produced, lClc.
Montoomkhv, Ala., August 22. Leh
man, Durr, iS: Co., cotton factors, have
issued a circular in which they say:
"The general cotton crop of the country
for the present year, INN1.), promises to
Ik- the largest ever produced ill the 1'nited
States, but on account of there being so
much poor cotton in Ihc slocks now car
ried by spinners, they, I the spinners),
will be coiniielled to buy of the first pick
ing this vear in order to get a better
grade with which to work off their old
stock. So, ; hilt for lime, al leasl, there
will lie a good demand for the new crop
of cotton and at high prices. It looks
reasonable to us that cotton will bring
higher prices from now until the first of
Octolier than at any time during the
next season and if this Ik-true then it will
be hard for producers to pick and get to
market every hale they can between Ibis
and the first of October ill order lo avail
themselves of the high prices likely to
prevail.
MCCAI.I. UICTB THERE.
More More-Keepers and Vuater
Appointed, Etc.
Washington, I). C, Auinist 22. f Spe
cial. Harlee MeCall, of Statesville, has
been appointed naval cadet from the
seventh congressional district of North
Carolina,
The following storc keeiicrs and gang
ers have recently lieen appointed in the
fifth internal revenue district: Rolicrt S.
lenkins, II. S. Anderson, Samuel S. Black,
"Roberts. Swieegood.J. C. Templcton,
llenrv A. Troulmnn, John II. Motsiuger,
Philip S. Hinkle, W. S. 0. Iligdou and
Rczon R Bell.
The coroner's inquest entirely exoner
ates Sterling Ruftin from the charge of
causing the d-ath of General West.
Twenty chitfs of division will lie ap
pointed in the Treasury department in a
dny or two. Gkanvillk.
VIRGINIA RKPI IH.ICANS.
The ttlate Convention Now BeliiK
Held al KorlolU.
Norfolk, Va., August 22. When
chairman Mahonc called the State Re
publican convention to order at 12.110
o clock this afternoon, the Academy
of Music was filled to (overflowing with
delegates, alternates and visitors, and
the air was intensely hot and close. At
12.40 the band struck) up "Dixie," and
amid uproarious applimsc General Ma
hone apiienred upon the stage and in
trodiiced Rev. Vernon I'Anson, who
oencd the convention with prayer.
The chairman then addressed the con
venlion. Jle held his address, which was
in proof slips, in his hands, referring to il
occasionally to refresh his memory. He
said he returned to the convention the
chairmanship which he had held since
the Mozart hall convention ten years
ago. He reviewed the history of the par
ty since thai time and made a sharp at
tack inioii what he termed the unfair
methods of the Demoi, atic party at the
polls. He contended that neither men
nor capital would seek the Slate so long
as tins condition ol Hunt's lasted, lie
charged thai the Democratic party had
wasted the public money in foolish and
vexatious litigation ill the matter of the
public debt. Ilclielicvcd that the thouuht-
liil and best people ol the Statedeni.tnilcd
tnal tlie Mate debt should be honorably
sctlled. The people of the Stale were
not disposed to bear the burden of pres
ent taxation, when over t wcnly-five per
cent. ol the expenses ol the government
were unnecessary.
At 1 2.50 o'clock chairman Mahoue in
troduced II. C. Wood, of Scott county,
as temporary chairman, and alter the
introduction and adoption of resolutions
lor-thc appointment ol various commit
tees and llie call of the roll, the conven
tion took a recess until three o'clock.
The convention reassembled at 3. MO
0 clock and after receiving the reports of
the various districts as to membership of
different committees, took a recess until
7 o'clock for iermancnl organisation.
It was T.-ffi o'clock when the conven
tion was called to order to-nighl by tem
porary chairman Wood. Theeommittce
on credentials reported four contesting
delegations and the convention decided
to seat those having riina facie evidence
01 election, except m Flizalicth City
county where the vote wasilividcd.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion reported for permanent chairman
Congressman George Iv. Kowdeu, of Nor
folk, and Asa Rogers, of Petersburg, per
manent secretary. Mr. Bowden was in
troduced and acknowledged the honor
conferred upon 1 1 i ill in a brief and vigor
ous SK.'Ccll.
Col. William C. Flam, of Louisa, chair
man of the committee on resolutions, re
ported a platform which was unani
mously adopted.
THE MAtiI.E EAMII.V.
Judice Terry'H Slayer Coiiich of
Good FiRThting Hlocfc.
Uswi'mi I'alliifliuiii.
Thirty-five or forty years ago a man
named David Nagle lived in West Libertv
strcet in the back part of the First ward.
He was a gardener by occupation, and a
good one. He is still remembered by a
tew of our old Irish citizens, and liclorc
leaving here he got intoa ditliculty with
Rev. Father Kinney, then connected with
Si, Paul's church. David Nagle was a
man of considerable education, and
lived here only a short time, when he re
moved with his family to New York. He
had three sons, the youngest of whom
was David. At the breaking out of the
war Nagle and his three sons enlisted.
Two of the latter were killed and the
father was severely wounded. Since the
war the latter died, and a daughter is at
present keeping a fashionable boarding
house in New York city. Along in I he
seventies young David Nagle drifted
West and was lost to ins Oswego trienils.
Ills In Uier is d.senbcd as being a tall,
slim, line looking man, as brave as a
lion, and a irooil soldier. It is
piilc evident thai his sou lakes
altT luni, for it was he who
shot and killed Judge Terry at La-
throp, Lai., yesterday. Seven or eight
years ago David Nagle, sr., then an old
nan of seventy years, was in the city
looking for witnesses to help him gel a
pension. He was tilen livint in Brook
lyn. I luring the days of I'enianism old
man Xnglr wasonc of the leading lights
in the conventions of the brotherhood,
mil at the close of the war he visited
this eitv and had a number of interviews
with leading Irishmen who at the time
were members of the Fenian organiza
tion.
THE THIAI. Ol-' NAIil.E.
A Continuance Will be Asked for
I'nlll Wediiesda),
San Francisco, August 22. Il has
been arranged between the lawyers on
both sides th.it when deputy marshal
Xaglc'scase comes up a continuance will
be asked for till Wednesday next to give
counsel for the defence an opportunity to
investigate the law. I he lawyers arc
lieginning lo fear that Nagle cannot be
held bv the lulled Slates authorities.
Judge Sawyer is reported to be doubtful
tl tlicir right to nitcrlere in .Nagle s case
as he claims that Nagle cannot claim to
Ik- an olheer ol the circuit court, as Judge
Field can. If he refuses to recognize fed
eral right to interfere Nagle will lie
promptly returned to Mocktou jail and
will Ik- tried there. The sentiment here
in regard to his action is still divided,
but in the country, judging from editorial
opinions, three-fourths of the iieople lic
licvc he showed great eagerness to kill
Terry. There is no way of proving or
disproving Porter Ashe's statement that
ludge Ilcydcnlcldl, of San Francisco, re
ceived a Idler from Field offering his siq
porl to Terry if Terry would agree to
support him lor the presidency. Field
denounces Ashe's statement as a malig
nant lie, but llcydenfeldt refused to say a
word. Mrs. Terry reached here last
night and is exectcd to be present in
court lo-day when the trial of Nagle
comes up. The State supreme court
yesterday denied a rehearing in the
Sharon-terry case.
Turin" Reform In MlMHouri.
Kansas City, Mo., August 22. A so
cial to the journal from Plattslmrg, Mo.,
says that the tariff reform picnic held
there yesterday was a great success, and
fullv 2,000 iersons were in attendance.
During the siiccch-inaking the canvas
covered amphitheatre was filled to suffo
cation. hx-Prcsidcnt Cleveland's tariff
reform sentiments, as expressed in a let
ter of regret, were enthusiastically re
ceived. The Sienkers were senatorCock
rcll, congressmen Dockcry, Wilson, Man
sur and cungressman-clect Tarnsney.
Renaud Convicted and Fined.
Pi rvis, Miss., August 22. Bud Kennud
was to-day found guilty of participating
in tlie prize tight, and hncd $.i00.
THE GREAT CONGRESS
THAT Wll.l. MEET AT WAS1I-
INUTOKi IIS OCTOBER.
1'reparalloiiH IIl-luic Perfected to
clve the Central and Nouili
AnierlcaiiM a Rlir Time While
They are In ThlH Country.
Washington, August 22. The Inter
national American Congress will meet at
ashnigton tit noon upon the 2nd day
of Octolier next, and will l)e attended bv
from fifty to sixty delegates im biding
some of the most distinguished men of
Central and South America. It is not ex
K'cted that Congress will do more than
jicrlect its organization at the first sit
ting, and it is probable thai a reception
will lie tendered the delegates bv the
residents that evening, t'pon thefollow-
mg morning the party will start upon
an excursion tendered the foreign dele
gates by the government of the 1'nitcil
States. This seems a most opportune
time as the grand coiielaveofthe Knights
lemplur is to be held at Washington
during the lollowing week and all the
hotel accomodations were engaged
months ago.
Arranguieuts arc being made with the
Pennsylvania railway company to take
charge of the excursion, which will be
under the direction ol Mr. Geo. W.
Boyd, assistant general passenger agent,
and Win. Iv. Curtis, representative of the
State department. A special train of
Pullman cars of the most improved pat
tern similar to those used upon the New
York and Chicago limited, with dining
cars, bath rooms, barber shops and
other novel conveniences, will be pro
vided, and such a tram as tins will hecnu
not lie seen anywhere else in the world.
The party will leave Washington at
ten o'clock on the morning ol'Tliursday,
October .'I, anil take the Fall River boat
at New York that evening. The next
ten days will be spent visiting the coni-
iner.ial and manufacturing centres of
New lvtiglaud and northern New York. )n
Mondav the lournev will be resumed ai d
continued ,u Chicago with slops at Buf-
lalo, Cleveland, Detroit and other cities.
It is proposed to visit Harvard I'liivcr-
sity, Yale College, Michigan I'liiycrsity
and several benevolent and reformatory
institutions en route. Sunday, October
20, and two following days will be spent
it Chicago, alter winch the larger cities
of the Northwest will be visited. From
Minneapolis the special train will run
rlown via Sioux Cily and Omaha to
port Leavenworth and return to St.
Louis via Kansas City. The capitals of
Illinois and Indiana, and the natural gas
region will be visited on the route to Cin
cinnati, where, on November oth, the
delegates from Central and South Amer
ica will have an opportunity to see how
elections tire conducted in the I'liiled
States.
From Cincinnati the party will be
taken to the Mammoth Cave in Ken
tucky, and then cit her go through the
Southern States or journey eastward,
slopping at Pittsburg and other cities.
I roni tlamsbiirg the tram will run tp
Menlo Park where the party will insiect
the laboratories of Mr. Ivdisou and re
turn to Philadelphia. Here three days
will he spent, and Wilmington and the
ship-yards at Chester will be visited on
the wav to Washington, where the party
wi.i arrive on .November 1 -nil.
The original plan was to lake the party
through the Southern states from Cincin
nati to New Orleans via Nashville, Mem
phis and Vieksburg. and lo return to
Washington bv wav ol Birmingham, At
lanta, Charleston and Richmond, and il
may yet be decided to do so, hut in order
that more time may be devoted to the
South it has been suggested by leading
Southern men thatthe excursion through
that section be deferred until later in the
season when the winter hotels will be
open and the famous resorts can be seen
al their best. This, it is agreed, will be
lo the advantage ol both the foreign
guests 'and the places to be visited. If
the trip should be made upon the rclurti
Ironi the West as originally planned the
party would be fatigued and satiated
with sightseeing, whereas, if it is post
poned for a eoupk ofmonths they will be
fresh and in better condition to enjoy it.
The acting secrclarv of the navv has
ordered the Brooklyn, now at New York,
to be towed to Norfolk. At that place
she will be thoroughly repaired and sup
plied with new boilers, shafts, proiicllcr
and surface condenser in place of the
autiuualed machinery now aboard. The
repairs will occupy al least six months
and will add considerably to the work
al the Norfolk navy yard.
The Secretary ol the Treasury to-day
accepted the following bonds: " ji!Hl,S,riil
lour per cents at 1 .28; $621,000 four and
a half per cents, at 1.06's.
KI N OVER BV A TRAIN.
The I.iisl Nleep of a Man Who
Wanted to Beat a Ride,
Charlotte, N. C. August. 21. D. M.
Howard, a citizen of Concord, died from
a very remarkable accident to-day. In
company with a young mail by the
name of Keziall Howard he came lo
Charlotte. When the time came for him
and his friend to return home, they found
their purses minus the necessary
amounts, so they concluded to pick
their chances and "lieat" back on the
first train. The two walked out to the
edge of lown. There two railroads cross
each other, and knowing thai all trains
were required to slop before cross
ing, they concluded here would be their
place to get on. At this point a long line
of cars were standing on a side track.
Howard and Kcziah crawled inidera ear
to await the coining of the train. Soon
they lRgan to grow sleepy, and Howard,
in order to make sure of being aroused
when the train came along, placed him
self on the main track, saying if he did
fall asleep the glare from the headlightof
an approaching train would wake him.
The two men slept, and when the train
came along the engineer's attention was
attracted by the groans of a mail under
his engine. Howard was extracted from
iKiieath the crushing engine, terribly
mangled. Kcziah lieiug aroused came out
from under the ears and told the story as
related. The mutilated man was carried
to Concord and good medical attention
summoned, but be died from his injuries
this evening. Howard was a nicnilicr of
the Concord military company and will
lie buried with the honors of that com
pany to-morrow.
BaHeball Yesterday.
At Kansas City Kansas City S, Ath
letic M.
At New York New York H, Philadel
phia 4.
At Louisville Louisville 1, Colum
bus 6.
At Indianapolis First game, drawn
by mutual consent Indianapolis 1,
Cleveland 1. Second game Indianapo
lis 3, Cleveland 1.
At New York New York 8, Philadel
phia -t.
SECRETARY WII.SON
TalkH About the Crop Outlook In
North Carol! ua.
Maj. Peter M. Wilson, secretary of the
State agricultural society, litis just re
turned to Raleigh from an extensive tour
of the State. He was interviewed by the
Raleigh correspondent of the Richmond
Dispatch concerning the general crop
outlook and among other things said
that it was his opinion the crops are
lietler than is stated, and that the pros
jK'cls are now daily brightening. Tobac
co is curing remarkably well, and ood
prices tin- the new crop arc readily real
ized, liven primings have cured so well
they brought $21 jier hundred.
1'he cotton crop dcjieuds upon an tqicn
fall. Mr. Wilson says that while the
loss of crops in bottom lands is very
heavy it falls, as a rule, upon eople who
arc financially able to stand it. Upland
crops, particularly corn, fire the best in
years, ,'iud this proves of the greatest
possible advantage to Ihc poorer class
of coplc, who usually own these lauds.
Mr. Wilson says that he finds the inter
est in the Slate Fair greater than ever
before. He has made admirable arrange
ments whereby exhibitors at county
fairs can all have an opportunity tocom
pctc for the premiums at the Slate Fair.
UOl'NI) KKiOH HOTEL.
Now the Dinner Hlatlou on tlie
WeMtern Road.
Tin; Citizen learns that the authori
ties of the Western North Carolina rail
road have designated the Round Knob
hotel as the dinner station where pas
sengers on the trainsleaving here at 1,32
p. in., daily are expected to take meals in
future. Sure il is that no more delightful
place could have been decided upon, and
the hotel under the management of Mr.
J. Bulow Ivrwin will enjoy a deserved in
crease of patronage by reason of the
present arrangement. His hostelry is
now one of the best in point of nuinage
incut and equipment in the mountains of
Wester North Carolina, and its roman
tic situation renders it all the more de
sirable as a summer and autumn resort.
A large crowd of tourists arc now stop
ping at Round Knob and seemed much
pleased with the place. Hot and cold
water baths have recently been added
to the hotel building, besides many other
improvements of a decidedly advanta
geous character.
CONVICTED OK 111'KUI.ARV.
Henry winford. Colored, Found
Oullty at HallHbury.
His Honor Judge James H. Mcrrimon,
of this city, is holding Rowan superior
court at Salisbury this week. Promin
ent among the causes tried at this term
is the case of the State vs. Henry Win
ford, colored, charged with larceny.
A special to the Charlotte Chronicle
savs:
Yesterday was set for the trial of
llenrv Winford, colored, charged with
burglary, and a special venire was or
dered. In the morning the jury was
hosen and the trial begun. Solicitor
Long and Mr. Then. F. Kluttz repre
sented the State, and the defendant was
represented by Hon. W. M. Robbins, ot
Statesvillt, aiul Mr. R. Lee Wright, of
this place. Only four witnesses were in
troduced, three lor the State and one for
the defendant, and the ease was soon
lisposed of. The jury titter about tin
hour's deliberation, brought in a verdict
ofguilty. Sentence has not yet lieen
passed, but the sentence is death, and
nothing but the interposition of Governor
I-owlecan now save Winford s neck.
The Tabernacle Meeting;.
Associate Justice Mcrrimon delivered
an address before the Y'oung Men's Chris
tian Association at the Tabernacle near
Connelly Springs, yesterday. To-morrow
General R. B. Vance will deliver his ad
dress on the liquor traffic, and on Sunday
will speak in the interest of Sahhath
school work in North Carolina. Satur
day and Sunday w ill be the most inter
esting days of the entire scries of meet
ings al the Tabernacle, so secretary Bran
son writes Tin; Citizen.
Meutcuced for l.lle.
l.oMiox, August 22. Il is officially an
nounced that Mrs. Maybriek's sentence
has been conimuled lo penal servitude
for lite.
The decision was based upon the eon
llicl of medical testimony ; us to whether
the poison found ill the deceased's
slomach was sufficient to produce death.
After a prolonged consultation iK'tween
eminent lawyers and Mr. Matthews, the
Home Secretary, the unanimous opinion
was arrived at that Mrs. Maybrick had
administered poison lo her husband with
intent lo kill. No further npK'al, either
tor a release from the prisoner or tor a
mitigation of the sentence to lite im
prisonment, will lie entertained.
Will Hwlnit Oft" To-Day.
New York, August 23. The quartette
ot murderers now confined in the Tombs
awaiting execution to-morrow will take
a farewell leave ol their friends this after
noon. Sisters of Mercy will remain with
them all day and two priests will give
them religious consolation during the
night, and at 5 o'clock to-morrow morn
ing Mass will Ik celebrated in the cha))el
of the female prison. They will all die in
the Catholic faith. The .Mass will con
sume one hour, and after it is over the
men will return to their cage for break
ttist, and three-quarters of an hour Ititer
tnc execution win taxe place.
Ranker Kenyon'H Jump.
A tpecinl to the Durham Globe from
Newton, N. C, says that II. R. Kenyon,
a wealthy voung banker from Rochester,
N. Y., while in a fit walked out of an up-
ier stoiy window, receiving injuries trom
which he died in two hours. Kenyon
came there several months ago and
oK-ncd a bank. He was taken with an
attack of typhoid fever last week and
had been delirious. During the absence
of the nurse from the room lie got upand
walked out of the window. He was
twenty vears old and unmarried. The
remains were sent to Rochester last
night.
MOXTRAVILLE PATTON.
THE DEATH OF A GREAT AND
UOOD MAN YESTERDAY.
Honored and Respected by Peo
ple of All Clauses and Political
Creeds, HIh Life wan One of I'll
usual I'HefulneHM to All, Etc.
It is with profound sorrow that The
Citizen this morning announces the
death of Montravillc Patton, Fsq., late
clerk of the Inferior court of Buncombe,
and a lite-long resident of this county.
Mr. Patton 's demise occurred at his resi
dence on South Main street, this city, at
12 in., yesterday, and when the sad an
nouncement was made public many and
sincere were the expressions of grief heard
from those who have for so many years
past known and highly esteemed the de
ceased gentleman.
Mr. Patton was eighty-three years of
age at the time of his death, and during
his life-lime had lieen honored by the ko
ple with many positions of confidence
and trust, all of which he filled with the
strictest fidelity, honor and acceptability.
He was one of the pioneers of Asheville,
was closely identified with every move
ment that promised to advance and de
velop its interests, and lubored unceasing
ly to bring it and its eople into that
prominence while it has attained.
Possessed of a truly philanthropic and
benevolent nature the poor or unfortunate
never appealed to Montravillc Patton in
vain. He always heard their cries and
cheerfully relieved their distress. A friend
indeed was this good man to these peo
ple, and great is their loss in his death.
In 1836 Mr. Patton was elected to the
lower house otthe General Assembly from
Buncombe, and so well and faithlully tlid
he discharge the trusts confided to him,
that the county returned him at the
next general election. Mr. Patton served
several sessions alter his second election,
and in 181 was appointed postmaster
at Asheville by President Tyler. He filled
this office most acceptably for the suc
ceeding four years, and in 184-6 was elec
ted to the Slate Senate of North Caroli
na. He also served several sessions in
the lower house at the expiration of his
senatorial career. He was an able and
wise legislator and commanded the re
spect and confidence oft he eiple of both
political parties.
During the period since the war Mr.
Patton has been prominent among his
people, and in 1883 was elected clerk of
the Inferior court of Buncombe, which
position he held up to June 1, of the pres
ent year, when the Inferior court was
abolished in order that a criminal court,
already provided for by the Legislature,
might go into operation and effect.
Mr. Patton was a great and good
man, and verily. Buneomlie has suffered
an irreparable loss in his death. He
went down to his grave with the love
and confidence of his cople as he had
lived with their universal respect and
esteem.
The funeral services over his remains
will take place fit the residence on South
Main street at ten o'clock this morning,
and will lie conducted by Rev. W. S. P,
Bryan, of the First Presbyterian church.
The interment will follow at the Newton
Academy cemetery. Friends and rela
tives arc rcsicctfuHy invited to attend
the services.
FOLKS YOU KNOW.
Who They Aret Where The v Are,
and What They Are Doluit.
Mr. W. B. Ferguson, of Wayncsvillc, is
in the city.
Mr. L. A. Webb has returned from a
trip to the eastern part of the State.
Cashier J no. Hutchinson, of the First
National Bank of Wilson, N. C, is in the
city.
Mrs. Iv. II. Wright left for Shelby yes
terday afternoon on a visit to relatives
and friends.
Mr. F. A. Grace, drum major of the
Fourth Regiment Band, was up from
Hickory yesterday.
Vice-president L. P. McLoud of the
Western Carolina Bank has returned
from his vacation trip north.
Rev. C. M. Payne and wife, of Concord,
and cx-shcriff I). A. Grantham, of Golds
boro, are at the Grand Central.
W. H. Rowland, Fsq., treasurer of
Durham county, passed through the city
yesterday en route to Hot Springs.
Ivx-Governor Thos. J. Jarvis and wife
arc here and will remain a week or ten
days. They are stopping at Battery
Park.
Rev. N. Colin Hughes, of Washington,
N. C, was here yesterday. Mr. Hughes
is a prominent Episcopal divine of east
ern North Carolina, and is at Coopers
with his lamily, for the season.
Mr. John I). Battle, of Tarboro, engi
neer of the Shell Fish Commission of the
State, wdio has lieen visiting his brother
Dr. S. Wcstray Battle, in this city, leaves
lo-day for the eastern part of the State.
Col. B. A. Strange, of Georgetown,
Texas, who formerly belonged to the
3ith (Coleman's! North Carolina Regi
ment, C. S. A., and who alsocommanded
an instruction camp here duringthe war,
leaves for his home to-day after a visit of
several weeks to his friend Col. A. T.
Davidson, in this city.
Chanilni Base.
Messrs. Herring & Weaver, the South
Main street shoe dealers, remove their
stock of goods into the new Spear's
building on Patton avenue, during the
next few days, and Mr. S. Lipinsky will
occupy the store vacated by Herring &
Weaver in future. At the place where
Mr. Lipinsky goes from Mr. A. Whitlock
will at once open a large clothing and
gents' furnishing goods emporium.
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