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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1889.
THE FLAT RUCK COUNTRY.
GENTLV UNDULATINfJ, WEIL
WOODED AND COOL.
Dotted Here and There by Houses
Peepimr TIirouKli Hie Pines, Ar
tlllclal Lakes and CJreen Uiwiw,
Unclosed by Mounlalns.
M,uiinl ('(lrresuondence to The Citizen
Flat Rock, N. C, Scptemlicr 13. F
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Charleston, for its principal residents are
CharleStolliallS, wuosc summer iiwiiics.iic
here, and the 300 miles of railroad are
now made by the iron horse to seem so
short that they arc inconsiderable far
different from the earliest days of the
settlement, some fifty years ago. when a
fortnight was spent on the road by the
families coming up to the mountains in
their own carriages from Charleston and
Savannah and jet perhaps the journey
thus made offered pleasures which we
cannot appreciate now in our anxiety to
cover a maximum of space in a minimum
of time. It was no doubt traveling in
this maimer through the mountains,
stopping to look at the different views
and picnicing by the way, that Flat Kock
came to be discovered, so to speak, by the
heat oppressed and panting lowlanders;
and now as we survey to-day from any
one of the nianv beautiful places settled
here the peculiar features of the scenery,
its lovelv picture-like serenity an eleva
ted plateau gently undulating,, well
wooded and cool, dotted here and there
with houses neeping through the pines,
green lawns and irtiuciul lakes, and all
enclosed in a frame of mountains not too
near for distance to lend an additional
enchantment to the view we can well
understand how the long journey of for
mer davs seemed worth the taking, and
why Flat Kock continues to be such a
The war formed an epoch in the history
of Flat Kock as in other parts of the
South, and everything stood still, and lor
a time went backward; but nownosigns
of those dark djys are left, the greatest
progress having been made in the last live
years the old dilapidated homes having
passed into other hands or being
renovated by the original owneis
now present onlv the biaulics of age,
and manv new "residents have bought
lots and built houses. The price of land
has risen from $10 and $15 an acre to
.$10(land over. The style of architecture
has improved, modem conveniences arc
being put into the houses, and the
grounds and gardens have the appeai
anccof being well cared for. Flat Kock
is not a town, it is not even a village it
is essentially u sctllci"cnt of country
-' - siu h as one sees in England olicner
" ''as a pretty littlt
, 'P ' n P9 cnt'pas'tor
Kock is a
(l its tastes
llllg. A III.
tone and a
.,! long been
ise. . .... . 1'lMllso a post-
ohuv, express office, three stores and a
canning factory. The "Carolina Can
ning Company" was chartered June,
1HSH, and is the first manufacturing in
dustry to be organized at Flat Kock, and
the first of the kind in the Stale. The
president is Mr. A. K. Guerard, formerly
of Charleston, and Mr. P. W. Mart is
treasurer and superintendent, It has a
paid up capital of $7,000, a packing
house, store arid warehouse, truit or
chards and vegetable farms, also belong
ing to the company. Flat Kock is par
ticularly well situated for the can
ning and preserving of fruits; ber
ries and vegetables of all kinds
irrow here with the greatest luxuriance
and of excellent quality, and fruit is de
livered at the doors ot the packing House
from five surrounding counties Hender
son, Folk, Greenville, S.C., 1 rniisvivniir
and Ituncombc, the fruit of this sectioi
iK-ing especially adapted for canning
The company's orchards are in I lender
son and Folk counties; some two nun
dred acres in all, the largest portion
being in the famous "1 hernial licit.
The factorv is now in active operation
with a capacity of ;',000 cans of fruits
and vegetables, 1,500 pounds of evapo
rated lrmt, and tiltccn tiaricis oi ci.iei
per day, and employs h orn forty to fifty
Under the management of Mr. P. VV.
Hart, who has an experience of eight
years in the various methods id cannim.
the company has every prospect ol a suc-
cessfu and increasing business. Anion:
other proscctive improvements, the
Carolina Canning Company propose to
manufacture ice and gas, not only tor
their own use, but for that of the neigh
borhood. It is also probable that they
will run a branch establishment at their
orchard on Cove mountain, live miles
from Saluda. The short fruit crop at the
North this season, and the good crops
South promise well tor the Carolina Ceil
tral Company's business, and Having
nlrendv surmounted the difficulties ot tlv
process of canning, so disastrous to the
inexperienced, they feel sate in pushing
ahead. Attached to the packing depart
ment the company have shops where
thev make their own cans and cases and
nil kinds of tinware, and attend to the
rootimr and plumbing of the settlement,
Their store is not only a commissary for
the hands, but is well supplied with a
select stock of groceries and general
Having thus commenced to improve
it is to be hoped th.it Flut Kock will
continue in the right course, and judging
by the buildings now going on, it seems
not inclined to stop, besides several
. rtv houses just finished there are some
under way nnd others for which the
contracts have been given out. There
are also some prospective housesinview
nnd there is a rumor of a new and mod
em hotel: and, indeed, for climate, seen.
ery, health society, what lietter place
could one select than Flat Kock ? Here
, one may have the perfection of a happy
'Sound sleep bv nicht. stmly nnd ense
Together mixt, sweet recreution,
Anil innocence which most doespleuse.
And occupation is also here, without
which no man can be happv see, for m
stance, the canning factory which has
opened up a new industry and employ
meat, not onlv at the works, but in th
fields in the cultivation of fruits and veg
etables. Flat Kock will never be a city
as other cities are, noisy, bustling, misty,
disagreeable God lorlcnd: Let it re-
111,1111 a Country Settlement, UlllqilC,
quiet, serene, but with a lew well di
rected iiHlustries so innnngeu as to com
bine profit witli pleasure.
A TERKIBI.E STORM
Plays Havoc on the Eastern Shore
Baltimore. September 13. A News
Ouancock, Va., special says: The terrible
storm which swept .over Chesapeake
liav played havoc on the Eastern shore.
Bridges were swept away, telegraphic
wires were blown down, low lands jyere
inundated, and crops were ruined. The
ind blew a hurricane, and the tide rose
to an enormous height completely sub-
iktl'iiil' the whnrncs at Onnucock.
Ki ports from the Melompky life saving
station are to the effect that the beach
has been badly washed, and that the
station is in imminent danger of being
arricd n'to the ocean by the heavy
breakers. Lumber is now being hauled
to save the building. Lanterns were
dashed from the hands of the patrolmen
1" thev patrolled the beach by the angrv
vavcs. The steamer Maggie of the Knstcrn
more Steamboat Co., was blown ashore
1'uesdav in Chesconncrsex creek, and has
not yet been gotton off. It is reported
that her wheel has been broken.
1 hismor iing.'tt davlightcricsof "help"
,vcre coming from the harbor. A skill'
owed out and found a young man.
Harry Archibald, of this city, clinging to
in upturned sail boat, lie said that lie
had been in the water three hours, lie
had irone out sailing with Phillip li.
Sparrow, an engineer on the H. a.id O.
roaci, wnen t lie noat capsized ami iiom
were thrown out and swam back anil
supported themselves by clinging to the
keel. Sparrow finally volunteered in
pite oi Archibald's protests to swim
tshore and return in a boat, and in mak
ing the attempt wasdrowncd. He leaves
i wile and tanuly.
AKi IvNfilXF.lvR KILLED
III a Railway ColllHlon in a Tun
nel Near Washington.
Wasiiiniiton, September t3. About 10
o'clock to-night freight and passenger
tins collided in the lialtiniore and Po-
oniac railroad tunnel near the navy
ard, Washington, and ten or a dozen
lives were lost.
Later reports lessen considerably the
xtcnt of the disaster. Duly one man,
ngincer lamisou, of the passenger train,
vas killed. The freight car got off the
ack and blockaded the south bound
track of the Haltiinore and Potomac
oad north of the eastern branch trestle.
fhe local passenger train due here from
lialtiniore at H. 30 o'clock had switched
to the north bound track to come into
he city and was coming in at a high
peed when just at the northern end of
lie tunnel it met a 1 rain which was
starting from the city. The engine was
wrecked, a nuiuher oi pnssengcrs were
haken up, but none seriously intiircd;
lor can it be learned that there was more
than one fatal casualty.
Cotton Receipts Since Hept. i.
New Yokk, September 13. Thefollow-
ing arc the total net receipts of cotton at
ill ports since September 1, lisN'.l:
West Point, Va
A Horrid ractlcal Joke,
Tkov, N. Y.. September 13. John Gor-
lon, in the employ ot the Lake George
Paper and Pulp Company at Ticonde-
roga, tell asleep near the machinery, two
fellow workmen, it is said, planned to
scare him. They tied a rope about his
icet and threw it over the slum, making
125 revolutions a minute. Thev could
not cut the rope in time, andGordonwas
Uilled, Ins body being horribly mutilated.
Due ol the perpetrators of the joke lost
his reason hom the shock.
Abandoned Schooner picked t'r
Piin.AiiKi.i'iiiA, September 13. Capt.
Bernard, of the tug Argus, reports at 3
m., vesterdav, he picked up the schooner
V in. (). Snow, which was anchored at
Brown Shoals Delaware Hav, abandoned
and in a sinking condition. Capt. Ber
nard slipiied the schooner's anchors and
towed her to liranuy wine, and pumped
in her loi t hrce hours, and succeeded in
reducing the water in her hold four feet.
He then look her in tow and brought her
to Philadelphia. The vessel was bound
from Norfolk for Providence.
Yellow Fever Hero Itead.
At'C.t'STA, Ga., September 13. ludge
W. M. Obu,died hereto-day in his seventy
sixth year. Pfiring the yellow fever cpi
demies at Norfolk, Wilmington, Savan
nah, Memphis, and Jacksonville, he
volunteered his services to nurse the sick
without compensation. Hcwas a nntivc
INcw York City, but resided in Augusta
for fifty years.
It WUH the (iodfrcy.
Noki'oi.k, Va., Scptemlicr 13. The
steamer which went ashore last evening
near Caiie Henry proves to lie the God
frey. with iron ore laden from Santiago
dc Cuba to Baltimore. The vessel rests
easily, half a mile from shore, and is in
good condition. All well aboard. She
will probably be tlonted without trouble,
A wrecking steamer is abreast ol the
Rare Sport on WriichtHvtlle,
Wclfi-dnv mnminir was n rdoomv dav
ttinrsli hens on W'rmlil sville Sound.
Several parties of gentlemen were out
mmninir nn the enrlv morninc tide and
th chnt triina nonnefl eontinuouslv lor
a few hours. The havoc among the
marsh hens was terrific, something more
than six hundred going down licforc the
tusdade that was kept up.
Fire Damages the central Pacific,
Tri'CKHK. Cal.. Scptcinlier 13 The
forest fires which have liccn raging
the Sierra Nevada mountains for several
davs communicated to the Central Pacific
railroad bridge at Upper Cascades yes-
ternav, and destroyed it, together witli
mile of snow sheds. Overland passenger
are lieing transferred across the canyon.
Machine Shops Rurued,
Chattanimioa, Tenn., September 13.
The Cincinnati southern machine shop;
were burned here to-dav. The estimated
loss is $25,000. The fire originated in
the engine room.
Dl'IS & CO.'tt REPORT OF THE
CONDITION OF BIBIfiKSS.
. Monetary CriHiH Antlcipaled
F.xportH of FroUucls Remarka
bly l.arire The Imports of Mer
chandise Very Heavy, Etc.
New York, September 13. R. G. Dun
& Co's review of trade for the week says :
Scarcely a week has passed since the gov
ernment purchases of bonds and heavy
movements made tne street certain mat
there could be no monetary pressure this
ill. Now the people arc talking again
ibout possible exports of gold. The lor-
ign exchange is lugner, and rates ior
money advance, inc ijcsi commercial
double named paper selling at five to six
per cent., and prime single named at six
to seven per cent, wver $.w,ooo,ouo
ave been absorbed, ol winch none has
none abroad, and scarcely any to the
West and South; anil the question is
igain just what it was some weeks ago,
wi the treasury be able to get oonns
noughto prevent a monetary pressure?"
then there was known to be more than
.S2O.000.000 locked up in Uonds held oil
speculation, that resource has gone but
tilth tioiini money lias been ansorocu oy
peculation in stocks. As was said be
fore, it is to be said now, there is money
enough for all legitimate business, when
peculation does not absorb it. Heavy
ales of stocks, on foreign account have
iiiscd little reaction and raggedness,
nit the general average of prices is still
learlv hall dollar per share higher than
1 week ago.' The wars of the railways
lo not cease, but oil the contrary are
increasing in number and importance.
Ivxpoits ol products are remarkably
ai L'c for the season, for two weeks forty
per cent, above last year's; hut the im
ports of merchandise are also very heavy,
mil unrecorded imports ot securities re-
urned from abroad tend to turn the
At every western and southern centre
money is in lair supply, with demand
The violent storm has disturbed busi
ness not a little along the sea coast, and
i fleeted purchases lor the interior; but
ill other respects the week lias been
one of satisfactory business.
Nearly all interior cities report trade
! active or improving, and clearings
through all the banks outside of New
York still exceed last year s by tlurty-
even per cent. Though the government
crop report was thought slightly unfav-
tble, oilier accounts all concur in very
iatisfaetorv views, and the course of
rade at interior points manifests the
tmfidence of local dealers.
Trade in cottons has been lair, though
nueh affected bv the storm; while tin
market lor woolens is inactive, as it has
been for several weeks.
The weekly output ol iron I unlaces in
blast September 1 was 14,008 tons,
igamsl 1-H),;r. August l, and io,tt
i year ago. In spile of an increase ol
l'i percent, in production for the year,
the tone of the market is strong for the
best well known grades, but, while such
iron sells at $1H for No. 1, new makers
ire selling other iron claimed to be
equally as good at $17; and the failure
to sell ko. 2 southern at io is noticed.
Kails do not rise; 10,000 tons were sold
during the week at $2S.
1 he American coppersvnilieateappcars
to have collapsed, and Lake is quoted at
$10.25 for September. Secret sales here
by Kothehhilds are rumored. .
1 lie London strike, preventing ship
ments, permitted a corner m tin here;
but the price has reacted to 2' a cents,
while lead is strong at four cents.
Coal is dull. Orders from consignors
ire slut anxiously awaited, aim tne
threat of higher prices, like the oltl cry ol
woll, has lost its power.
The wool market is nominally firm,
but, if manufacturers refuse to buy, the
expected lower prices will come.
1 he grocery trade has been much ai-
fected by the weather, and sugar is also
weakened bv the conviction that a tall
impends. Brcatlstulfs have been com
paratively inactive ; wheat is halt a cent
nglicrwitli sales tor the week ot only
10,000,000 bushels, and corn a quarter
owcr, with sales ol (.,500,000 bushels.
Colfee lias advanced jinot her hall cent,
i tit 1 oil two cents; but hogs and lard arc
lowei. On the whole, speculation m
products is making unusually little dis
turbance this year, and the large crops
ire. therelore, all the more likely to go
into consumption promptly, and at mod-
iitistness lauurcs oaring me uim wh
number for the United States, 170; Can-
ula, 23. For the corresponding week of
ast year the figures were 100 in the
United States, and 27 in Canada.
Sheenshead Hay . Races.
NliW Yokk, September 13. Races at
Shcepshcad to-day were run in a down
pour ol rain, which ceased only at snort
intervals. 1 lie attendance was ol course
small, and the track soggy. Hut the
races were interesting notwithstanding.
The lent lire ot the day was the ilelcat ol
ennv by olunteer in the speed stakes.
Tenny, the crack, seemed lo go all to
pieces on the slippery ground, and
sprawled as if he were on parlor skates.
First race about six turnings: Kaqin
Bayard won, Miss Helle second, Ocvjictc
third. Time 1.12 4-5.
Second race speed stakes lor two vear
olds and upwards about six furlongs:
Volunteer won, lenny second, Alailstoue
third. Tiinel.ll. Mutuals paid $2.
Third race mile and three furlongs
Tea Tray won, Retrieve second, Marauder
third. Time 2.27.
Fourth race mile and a half: Hindoo
Craft won, Eric second, Dioble third.
Fifth race mile and a quarter: I.ctri
tia won. Panama second, Oarsman third.
Sixth race mile on turf: Montrose
won, Jen ie McFarlauil second, Iceberg
third, lime 1.0.1.
Lexington. Va., September 13. At
Buena Vista, six miles from Ixjxington
on the Shcnnnndoiih Valley railroad, two
freight trains collided to-day piling up a
learlul wreck, ames cainan, ot Koa
noke. was instantly killed. It is said a
careless truin dispatcher caused the
Washington, September 13. Bond
offcriims aggregated $02,100 accepted
$42,100 at 1.2S for four per cents, and
1 .05:!i for four and a halfs.
The President to-day appointed George
C. Mckce, ot lackson, Miss., to be re
ceiver of public money at Jackson, Miss,
At Philadelphia Athletic 1 1, St. Louis
At Boston First game: Cleveland 3
Boston 0. Second game: Cleveland 4,
nuslness In the fJrain Center IMir
init Yesterday's Session.
CiiiCAC.o, Scptemlicr 13. The bull
pressure in wheat to-day was off,
and the market reacted quite sharply.
Outside support was not as gootl as no
ted yesterday, and the local sentiment
was generally bearish in the extreme.
Several times during the session concer
ted drives were made at the market, re
sulting in moderate reactions from
outside figures; and had it not been for
a light interior movement in the north
west, and the bullish dispatches from
that part of the -country a substantial
break would probably have been wit
nessed. One report said that "half the
wheat in the Red river valley was still in
the shock, and the heavy rains of las',
night will surely injure it." Subsequent
inquiry brought denials of the damage
part of this story. A prominent local
operator was a free seller at around 7'.)'a
lor December, and towards the close
when the market displaced its greatest
weakness, a large and ncral realizing
by "longs" was witnessed. Basetl on
yesterday 's latest bids net loss was five
eights in September ami year, :! tc in Oc
tober and December and le in May.
An active tratle was witnessed in corn,
feeling weaker, lower prices being estab
lished. Transactions were largely in
more distant futures, May in particular
receiving most attention, ami the trath
in this month was uncommonly heavy.
The weakness was due largely to the fine
weather and larger receipts. The local
crowd were not disposed to tratle heavily
ill near months. The market openeil
weak at a shade under yesterday's clos
ing, anil under heavy offerings by several
large houses, the market declined !Vi5-Nc
was weak anil closed with near months,
'ii on yesterday.
Oats were trailed in moderately, near
futures developed fair strength, less pres
sure to sell and prices were fairly main
tained. May receded Via'.'JtC, and the
market closed easy.
Very little business was transacted in
mess pork, icelhig being firmer and prices
Otiict and steady leclmg prevailed m
artl and prices exhibited very htlli
A lair trade was reported ill snort nns
mil Iccling was easier. Prices ruled 21;.-
oc lower and the market closed quiet al
Ships Sale in lorl.
New York, September 13. The Crom
well Line steamer Knickerbocker, due
here Tuesday, arrived here this morning
after a dangerous voyage. So heavy
was the storm on Tuesday that many on
board leared that the vessel would foun-
Icr. Several ol the crew and passengers
were injured by the careening of the
vessel, and everything moveable on deck
was carried away.
The steamer Vemasscc trom Jackson-,
illc, September S, which arrived here
this morning, had continuous gales from
ist and north-east, with tremendous
seas, during the entire passage. On Sep
tember 12, on Delaware, sue ten in
with the bark Alsylvia, British, Irom
'crth Ainboy for Copenhagen m a sink
ing condition. The steamer took oil the
captain and a crew of thirteen men and
brought them to tew voi k.
noulanicer a Candidate.
Pakis, September 13. Despite the re
fusal of the Prelect of the Seine to receive
General Boulanger's declination of his
mtlitlacy for niember ol the Chamber
if Deputies placards, were posted in
Moiitmartre, in the Department ot the
Seine announcing that he would be a
iiiditlatc. 1 he police have torn down
the placards ami arrested the men who
l.cu. lioulaugcr nns issued a mnnucsio
to the electors of Montnuirtrc. In it he
;aid: "11 1 ask the suflrages ol t he peo
ple it is because I represent not the per
sonality depicted by my calumniators,
but a national sentiment asking to throw
iff the burden ol a growing debt anil the
intolerable iniquities and humiliations lo
which the country is subjected.
Sun Cotton Review.
New York, September 13. Futures
were irregular, variable ami unsettled.
Iperatiirs appeared to lie running away
from actual cotton and buying paper
cotton tor distant results. Speculation
for a rise on distant results was at one
time quite spirited on reports from New
Orleans that caterpillars were doing
some damage in the southwest ; but as
this demand fell oil', prices gave way and
the close was weak, large receipts of in
terior towns, 33,000 bales, contributing
to the depression. Cotton on the spot
was again lairly active, Holders meeting
the demand quite freely.
Concession to the Dock Laborers.
LoxpoN. September 13. The joint
committee appointed to consider the
proposals ot the strikers have agreed
that the wagis demanded bv the dock
laborers shall be conceded, the advance
lo lakeelleet NovemlxT 1st.
The Lord Mayor at a conference with
the directors of the dock companies to
day gave assurance that the men were
now ready to resume work on Monday.
In view ol the approaching end ot the
dock laborers' strike lightermen are
seeking to resume work.
A Town Submerged.
Wilmington. Del., Septemlicr 13. A
Iwes dispatch reports that Waterloo, a
snnimcr resort on Delaware nay, is en
tirely submerged, ami, out ol twenty cot
tages in the place, only one remains.
Roped in by Rambling Reporters
Roamimc Round (he City.
The gerinan season is on the wane.
The "straw ride" craze has nbout sub
At the coniKtitivc drill of the Asheville
Light Infantry last evening the medal
was won by private Frank Lindsay.
An Alliance and Sunday school picnic
will take place at Lanning's school
house, in Fnir View township, to-day.
Several piles of new crop tobacco were
sold at the warehouses yesterday. The
general average was about $25 per hun
Among the numerous linnihsome build
ings that are soon to lie erected in the
Itcaverdam suburb are those ot Mrs.
Thos. D. Carter, I). D. Suttlc and other1'
The colored Bap.ists of the city will
hereafter worship at the building for
merly occupied by the Christian congre
gation on bailey street, just below the
THE SEASHORE EXODUS.
TRAINS AI.I. Rl'NNINti
Roadbeds Itadly Wrecked by the
Storm Delayed Mails lie-it In to
Arrive a erman Ship on Abse-
con Reach, N. J.
Philadelphia, September 13. Trains
over the Camden Atlantic road toand
from Atlantic City are running on sched
ule time to-day ; and with the exception
ol an hour's delay in crossing the mead
ows, arc running on time. The exodus
from the seashore is great. The train
which left Atlantic City at 0.52 this
morning consisted of seven cars, all heav
ily loaded. The one which left at 7.30
brought the same number of cars; and
following the two early trains was one
of two sections which left Atlantic City
at S.30. It consisted of sixteen cars, all
heavily loaded with passengers. The
run across the meadows was easy as
compared to that made by the first train
yesterday, the water has almost en
tirely subsided, ami the roadbed is clean.
Until this morning, no definite idea of the
damage to the West Jersey roatl could
lie gained ; but as the mist clears away,
and the spray disappears, it is seen that
the roatl bed is in a terrible shape. Pos
sibly the Reading road, taking the en
tire stretch into consideration, is the
most completely wrecked. But as far as
the work of repairs is concerned, the
West Jersey will need as much atten
Mails from along the New Jersey and
ilclaware coasts which have been accumu
lating since Monday last, owing to the
trains being delayed, commenced arriv
ing at the postoflice yesterday afternoon,
and were very large.
This morning another large batchcame
up from Atlantic City, Absecon, Ocean
City, Sea Girt, Pleasantvillc ami Sea Isle
City, the latter being the first to arrive
from that point since the storm set in.
ind consisted of nearly twenty pouches.
Sonic of the mail matter, particularly
that from Sea Isle City, was in a very
moist condition on account of being car
ried some distance on boats through the
storm. 1 he mads Irom Sea Girt, Barne-
gat, Ocean Grove, and Asbtiry Park
were brought here by way of New York.
Atlantic City, N. J., September 13.
The German ship Geistermuiide, Captain
Leulhe, is aground on Absecon beach.
She left Stettin July 14 for Philadelphia
loaded with cement and empty coal oil
barrels. She struck the beach about N
o'c'ock last evening. The captain, who
was on the bridge at the time, labored
under the belief that he wasoll'Capc llen
lopen. Signals for a pilot were tired, but
they were too late. Captain Gnskill, of
the Absecon life saving station, quickly
responded with his crew of six men. They
manned the lilc boat ami left the station
at H. 10. It was a sharp pull, and they
were thrice driven back by the force of
the waves. The stranded vsssel was
only a quarter of a mile off, but it was
alter U o clock when they reached her. She
was then broadside on, and when
hoarded, it was found that the crew of
eighty men were ill a panicky condition.
1 hey wanted to leave the vessel at once
ill their own boats, but Captain Leiithc
and his first mate were warned that it
would be certain ilea' h by drowning, as
their boat was not large enough norsuit
ably built to breast the breakers. To
ward midnight the sea threw the Geis
terinuiitlc nearer in shore, and this morn
ing she was less than forty yards away
from the beach. The crew will be obliged
to abandon the vessel, and she will prob
ably be a total loss.
FOLK! VOl' KNOW.
who They Arei Where Thev' Are,
hi"' what They Are Doinic.
liditor F. A. Luck of the Tuckasccgec
Democrat, published al Sylva, is in the
Capt. Henry Jackson and A. B. An
drews, of Atlanta, arc registered at the
Mr. W. M. Lanier, one of the editors of
the Pigeon River Sentinel, is ill the city
and paid us a visit last night.
Mr. M. T. Justus, of Ilcmlcrsonvillc,
was in the city yesterday, so was Mr.
Jasper Orr, of Brevard, both old and
Among the many students from a dis
tance who arrived al Asheville Female
College yesterday was Miss Addie
Charles, of Tarboro.
Capt. J. 11. Barnard has returned to
the city al ter an absence of several weeks
spent in Northern and Southern cities
in the interest of the Sprague Ivleclrie
Co., of New York.
Rev. Dr. Lathrop, of New York, who
has spent the past two months in this
city, will leave for his home Tuesday.
To-morrow morning at 11 o'clock he
will preach his last sermon in Asheville
from the pulpit of the French Broad
Mr, Kutfiii Gwyq. from Asuncion,
Paragtiary, called to see us yesterday.
In him we recognized grown tomanhood
the very sprightly lad we had once well
known, a son of Mr. Bruce Gwyn, and
grandson of Chief Justice Ruflin, and
grandson also of Col. Gwyn, the dis
tinguished civil engineer, whose fame is
associated with some of the greatest
early railroad work in this State.
A Prosperous School.
Prof. Brock's school at Bent Creek, this
county, closed a very successful session of
ten months' duration yesterday. Seventy
pupils were in attendance, and the show
ing made by them at the closingcxcrciscs
was very satisfactory. Prof. Brock will
teach at Sand Hill academy the coming
session, which opens October 1.
A Lome Continued Rain.
New Yokk, Septeinlier 13. Rain con
tinues to fall from Norfolk to Boston,
the heaviest rain-fall the country has
ever experienced. In New York, the
AlOWll -liwui I'M lWllll,H'l mimo -.
atS a.m. to-day, wns"2.4G inches. The fog
whieh has enveloped the lower bay tor
several days is clearing away, and
delayed steamships are coming up to the
city." All over due F.uropcnn steamers
nre crowded with sea sick foreigners.
The Anchor line steamer City of Rome,
arrived at her dock this morning. The
vessel ex pericueed a very rough voyage.
She had a narrrow escape from a colli
sion with an outlwund steamer in the
lower bay yesterday.
MR. CLARK'S COW
Ate Nails, Hairpins, Sheet Lead
and Copper Rivets.
Mr. A. U. Clark lives in Asheville town
ship. He is a Democrat and reads The
Citizen. He is also a good citizen and
an upright man. He has been here
many years and has heard and read
many stories some of which went
down, while some others didn't. Among
the latter day yarns that have caught
his eye was the story about the Murphy
cow that ate nails and thrived on the
diet. Mr. Clark shook with envy when
he read that statement, and hitching
straightway his horse to a spring-wagon,
hied himself to Asheville and sought the
etlitor. He found him, and crossing him
self three times, laid his hat on the
table, and, waded in. And this was
what he said :
"I saw that tale about the Murphy
bovine that digested the hardware, and
as I knew 1 could beat that all holler, I
'lowed I'd come and tell you about a
cow that I sold Blair and Nowcll in this
town a year ago. She was the slickest
crectur you ever saw, and was as gay
and frisky as a one-year old. She was a
common, ordinary, every-day sort of a
beast, and the less you'll give her to cat
the fatter she'd get. Fact, I assure you !
I didn't understand how such things
could be, and as 1 had more cattle that
year than I could keep, 1 just took and
brought her to Asheville and sold her for
beef. Two days after the sale, I came
back to Asheville, and Mr. Nowcll told me
that he had killed old "Bess" that was
the crectur's name and from her paunch
had taken fifty-eight ten-penny nails, an
entriiscan hairpin, a slip of sheet lead
and a handful of copper rivets these
kind you fix belly bands and harness
with. I didn't believe it, but he showed
me the effects, anil I had to cave in.
Now, if there's any other fellow who can
beat this, and tell the truth, why then
I'll throw up the sponge."
And then he got up, put on his hat,
and as he went out of the door yelled
back : "Say, if any fellow comes here
with a cow that eat more nails than old
"Bess" did, ask him how many copper
rivets and hairpins and chunks of lead
he found with the nails." And he laughed
a laugh that loosened the nails in the
THE CITY COUNCIL.
Just a Quorum Present and
Little Business Done.
Aldermen Pallium and McDowell were
absent at the session of the City Council
last evening, but a quorum was present
and the public business of the city did
not lag because of the absence ol the gen
tlemen above named. However, there
was not much business to transact and
the meeting was brief.
Messrs. Herring & Weaver asked per
mission to erect a sign in front ol their
place of business on Patton avenue. Re
ferred to a committee consisting of al
derman Filzpatrizk, Wolfe and Leonard.
Plumber Bonis asked permission to
connect rain water from the Harkins,
Stai nes and Mcfee buildings on Patton
avenue with sewer mains. Referred to
J. R. Worthiugton applied for a reduc
tion of tax to peddle clcctrosine pencils.
J. K. Starncs asked for the widening
of west Woodlin street from Main lo
Starncs streets. Referred to street com
mittee. A number of bills were presented and
ordered paitl and the Council adjourned.
THE A. AND N. C. ROAD.
Mr. W. S. Chndwick, of Beaufort,
From the News-Observer we learn that
at a meeting of the directors of the A.
and N. C. road held at Morehcad oil the
12th, Mr. W. S. Chndwick, of Beaufort,
was elected president. Mr. Washington
Bryan, late president, declined to be a
candidate for re-election.
For nianv months a very violent war
fare has been waged against Mr. Bryant
by the press of the section through which
the road runs, based apparently upon
the stationary character of the business
of the road, the inference from which was
detrimental to Mr. Bryan's business sa
gaeity and energy. Perhaps the small
rate of influence, possibly a diminution
in an administration of four years, were
the result of causes beyond the presi
dent's control; but the very fact that he
was so fiercely and persistently antago
nized itself was in the way of increased
prosperity, and it is better that all should
harmonize, if they can, upon a man who,
at present at least, is obnoxious to no
causes for hostility.
Real Estate Transfers.
In the register's office yesterday the fol
lowing transactions in realty were
H. B. Smith and wife to Jennie H. Gud
ger, tract of land on Bcavcrdam road
W. P. Penlcy nnd wife to Susan C
Mackcv. lot in Dotibledny. Considera
A Car off the Track.
The passenger train from Hot Springs,
due here at 1.32 p. m., yesterday after
noon did not reach the city until four
o'clock. The delay was caused by the
derailment of a car on the East Tennes-
! 9efi Virginia and Georgia tram, just out-
' s;(le of Morristown. vesterdav morninc,
Nobody was hurt nor damage done by
reason of the accident.
A Boat Race.
PiTTSiimG, Pa., September 13. Gau-
dauer defeated 1 eemer in a scull race at
McKeesport this evening in twenty-
three minutes. Teemer claims a loul.
THE CRUISER ATLANTA.
HER SAFE ARRIVAL AT NEW
PORT, R. I., VESTERDAV.
She Behaved Admirably, Surpris
ing; the Officers Themselves Her
Cockswain Dies and is Buried
at Sea Her Trial Trip.
Newport, R. I., Scptemlicr 13. The
Pnitcd States cruiser Atlanta, Captain
Howell, arrived at 10 o'clock this morn
ing. A boat came ashore an hour later,
and it was learned that the Atlanta
left New York last Monday morning,
going outside around Sandy Hook, and
had not been back there since, so the re
port that she passed around Sandy Hook
yesterday was a mistake. Since Monday
she has been standing offshore, lying off
and on in ortler to weather the gale.
She kept a good distance from land, pre
ferring the gale to the rocks along the
shore. Land was sighted only once, latt
Tuesday morning. The cruiser was for
the most part off Montauk light. The
weather was thick and loggy ; the storm
was very severe and the gale sharp, but
the cruiser weathered it without damage.
She took some seas anil was pretty wet,
but behaved admirably, surprising the
officers themselves. The wind was so
strong and the sea so high, that some
times, for several hours, not an inch of
progress would be matle with six boilers
going. Old seamen on board said she
did splendidly under the trying circum
stances, and rode the sea with remarka
ble ease. Early this morning, the storm
having greatly abated, she was headed
for this port, and arrived as reported.
Yesterday, cockswain ohn Sanders, of
Bar Harbor, died suddenly of heart dis
ease, and was buried at sea about fifty
The Atlanta will remain for hertrials,
for which she came on. Four trials have
been made here of the Cunningham line
carrying rocket. It is for use in case of
wrecks, anil consists of a rocket earn ing
a tube, containing a coiled line which is
paid out as the rocket and the tulie pass
through the air from the vessel to shore.
The trials were conducted by Patrick
Cunningham, the inventor, ami wcie
witnessed by Commodore Walker, II. S.
N., and other officers. Two were made
from the Chicago, and 000 yards made;
the other two were matle at'the Torpedo
station, and 1,000 yards made.
THE INSANE ASVLVM.
Dr. Wm. R. Wood, of Halifax.
The board of directors of the Insane
Asylum at their second day's session on
Thursday, elected Dr. Wm. R. Wood, of
Scotland Neck, Halifax county, to suc
ceed Dr. Grissom as superintendent of the
institution. There were fifteen applicants.
Nine votes were cast, of which Dr. Wood
received five. Dr. Foote, of Warren, who
declined to be considered a candidate,
received three votes. Dr. VV. is fifty-two
years of age. He was a captain of Com
pany G, First North Carolina Cavalry,
and having been severely wounded ii: ac
tion and incapacitated for farther active
service in the field, continued his service
as army surgeon.
Dr. J. K. Pcarsall, of Fnyettevillc, a
practicing physician of that town, was
elected second assistant physician to suc
ceed Dr. S. II. Rogers. He is thirty-four
years old. There were twenty-nine appli
cants for the position.
We are indebted to the News-Observer
for the above information.
A NEW WEEKLY PAPER,
The Asheville Democrat to be
Soon In the F'ield.
A prosicctus for a new weekly Demo
cratic, eight page paper has just been Is
sued by Mr. K. M. Furman and Mr.
David M. Vance, to appear in Asheville
on or about the 1st of Octolier proximo.
Mr. Furman has been so long and con-
pieuouslv associated with the journal
ism of Asheville and Western North Car-
lina, known by everybody and every
where, that it seems superfluous to more
than name him to ensure the character
md ability of the paper. Mr. David M.
mice of Buncombe origin, but living
ibroad a greater part of his adult life, is
yet not unknown to our people as a vig
orous and elegant writer and etpiipxd
for successful work.
The field of journalism in this section
is by no means filled, at least in the po
litical arena, the Democrat, the coming
iddition making only three in Asheville.
There is room for all, and we extend a
welcome hand to our new co-laborer.
A nong the many handsomely equipiKxl
business houses of Asheville there are
none more prominent than those of C. 1).
Blanton & Co., Fulenwider & Bro., Her
ring & Weaver, Mitchell's, nnd Kopp &
Liehteulierger's, all on Patton avenue.
Fine shelving, counters, elegant papering,
private offices, etc., are conspicuous in
side of each, while the exteriors attract
general attention to their licauty. All of
these places, with the single exception of
Herring & Weaver, are new establish
ments and will soon be ojien for business.
Tench Coie Won the Skates.
(Juite a large assemblage witnessed the
unusually fine roller skating at Ray's
rink on Patton avenue last evening. The
prize for the liest skater in the list of en
tries was a pair of gold plated, rosewood
roller skates. Master Tench Coxe won
them after a spirited contest, which was
close throughout. At the masquerade
camvial at the rink Wednesday evening.
prizes will be awarded to the best cos
tumed skaters present.
A State Canvass.
Col. T. B. Long, State lecturer of the
North Carolina Farmers' Alliance re
turned from Charlotte last night. His
visit to thnt city had for its object the
arrangement of details relative to a thor
ough canvass of the State in the Interest
of the Alliance. Mr. R. B. Hunter, of
Mecklenburg, also a prominent figure in
the State organization, will accompany
Col. Long, and every county in the com
monwealth will be visited. The canvass
will begin in a few days.