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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1889.
THREE MASKED ROBBERS
HOLD VP A TRAIN ON THE MO
BILE AMD OHIO ROAD.
"Von Obey Instructions, or it's
Death," Were tlie Persuasive
Words Spoken to the Eiutineer
and II in Fireman.
Moiiii.k. Ala., September 25. The Mo
bile and Ohio southbound mail and pass
enger train was hel l up this morning ai
3.10 bv train robbers at Iliickntunna.
Miss., a station seventv miles north ol
Mobile. The train was due here nt 6 a
in. Just before the train left Huckattinnn
two men mounted behind the tender ol
the train and climbing over covered tn
gineer Jack Therrel and fireman Thomas
Hust with their revolvers. 1 lie rohlicrs
were disguiscdjA'ith red bandana hand
kerchiefs over the lower part of their
faces. The leader ordered the engineer to
null out and to stop at a bridge two
miles Mow Huckutuunn, and to place
the tram so that the cxprcssand mallear
should lie on the further sideof lilt bridgi
from the rest of the train, the hridgc
licing a trestle over Deep creek. "You
oliey instructions, or it's death !" he said.
The engineer looked down the barrel ol
a pistol and slowly pulled the lever. The
train ran rapidly down to the spot indi
cated and the engineer put the train just
where I he men with the pistols wanted
it. Then there appeared a third robber
disguised like the othertwo. These three
mude the engineer and fireman come with
them to the express car. and the engineer
had to call to expressman J. W. Dunning
to oicn the door. The wooden door was
already open, but the iron barred door
was closed and locked. Dunning was
seated with his back to the door and
when he turned round he looked into the
muzzles of three revolvers. Thccommand
was given and Duiiningopcncd thc barred
door and the chief robber jumped in. The
other two remained outside to guard the
engineer and fireman.
The leader then made the messenger
dump the contents of the sate into a can
vas sack, but noticing that he was not
closely watched, Dunning shoved some
of the money aside, so that about $1 .Odd
was hidden, the rob I lent getting $2, 700
All this money belonged to the Mohili
and Ohio Railroad Company. Alongside
the express car dour was a pile of $70,
000 of government money en route ti
Florida which the robbers failed to no
Then the robbers made I he expressman
get out of the ear and go with them to
the mail car. W. C. Hell, mail agent, had
suspected that robbery was going or.
find tried to get into the baggage cur
with a number of registered packages oi
mail. Just ns he s.cppcd to t lie end door
of the car he saw through the glass that
the robbers had intercepted him. Tin
robber leader, supposed to. Ie Hunch,
faced him, pistol ill hand, and finding
Hell's arms full ol packages said, "Dump
. those here on my left arm." There were
twenty-four packages in all, and Hell
dumped them as requested. The robber
then made Bell hand liim a registered
pouch and ordered the agent to open it,
but Bell had no key, so the robber car
ried the pouch off with him. The pouch
was made up at Meridian, and the con
tents and value are unknown.
Just then Hilly Schooh-s, thceondnctor.
who had been trying to find out the
troublc, hnd armed himself with a Win
chester and crime out of the rear of the
train, waving his lantern and shouting,
"What's the matter?" The roblierstired
two shots nt him, crying out, "Come up
here, and you'll see what's the matter."
The engineer told the robbers to "let up"
on shooting, as the train hands would
open fire and be shooting their own men.
There was no more shooting and tin
train was ordered to pull out at once,
which it did, the robbers disappearing in
the undergrowth ou the west side of the
The train pulled down to Citronvillr
and swapped time with an accommoda
tion train, and the accommodation train
engine and car was sent back to the
scene of the robliery with detectives and
an armed posse.
The leader of the robbers is a man six
feet high, of about 170 pounds weight,
dressed in common clothes and a slouch
lint. His assistants woie common
clothes and nothing to distinguish them.
When the handkerchief slipped down a
little off the leader's face, the express
messenger says he saw a black moustache
and thinks he had a beard.
The leaders of the train robbers who
held up the Mobile und Ohio train at
Kuekatunna, Miss., this morning, is be
lieved to be Rube Burrows, the noted
des)crado, the man (or whom the search
created so much excitement in the North
ern partof the State n fewmonthsago. At
that time, it was believed he was organ
izing a gang to hold up so me train, and llu
Mobile and Ohio company anticipating
an attack, armed all its train hands with
Winchester rifles. This was made ptibli ',
and was doubtles what the robber re
ferred to this morning, as he said during
the process of robbing tliemailcar. "The
Mobile and Ohio dared me to hold up a
train, and I wanted to show them 1
could do it."
A special to the Mobile Register from
Kuekatunna says, the suspected p.irtio
were seen camping near the bridge for
several days. Three men were seen this
morning about nine o'clock, making their
way east on foot. They werearnied, and
were avoiding hoi.ses by going around
them. They are believed to lie the train
robbers. A posse was in pursuit up to
last accounts and are confident of over
taking the men. The Mobile and Ohio
road offers $1,000 reward for the arrest
and conviction of the robbers.
Loi'isviLLK, Ky., September 25. Only
two favorites won to-day, and three
long shot horses landed. The money
feature ofthc day was the fiiiisji of'Stovai
on Banita in the last race when he won,
when it seemed that he was out of it. In
this race Eva Wise ran into a fence and
injured jockey Griffin painfully. The boy
fell off, aud the mare ran into an outside
fence and killed herself, running a scant
l,nr almost through her body.
First race oneeighth of a mile : Hearts
Ease won. Silver Lake second, Salute
third. Time 1 32.
Second race mile : Morris won, Lottie
S. second, Brnndniettethird. Time 1.45.
Third race three quarters of a mile:
Long Brook won, Marker' second, (Juin
dnrro Belle third. Time 1.17.
Fourth race three-fourths of-a mile:
Deer Lodge won, Hoppiners second, Ser-
ennder third. Time 1.17.
Fifth race mile: Churchill Clarke won, j
lxinglight second, Winning Ways third, j
Sixth race handicap one and one-six-1
tcenth miles: Banita won, Nevada sec-:
ond, Harry Glenn third. Time 1.52.
General D. M. Hill Dead.
Raleioh, N. C, September 25. Ex
Confederate General D. H. Hill died yes
terday at Charlotte, N. C.
A Maryland County Has a Big
Time with the President.
Dkkr Park, Md.,- September 25.
President Harrison left Deer Park at
10.30 o'clock this morning, accompanied
bv Senator Davis, Cant. W. b. Griffith
Col. R. K. lohnson and cx-mavor W. J.
Read, the Cumberland centennial recep
tion committee. The party reached Cum
berland at 12.30 and were met liv a rcg
imcnt ol the Maryland National Guard.
The President was loudly cheered as he
was driven along the streets to Court
Mouse square, wliere ne reviewed tne
military and civic parade. The moun
tain city is gaily decorated, and pictures
ol the President are seen at every win
dow. Twenty thousand people greeted
'resident Harrison. Thev came from
. 'iedmont, Keyser, Frost burg and the
mining towns within a radius of sixtv
miles. It was the last dav of a three
days' centennial celebration of the settle
ment ofAileghanv countv. and the old
citv did honor to itself. The President's
;ailv decorated barouche was drawn bv
lour hors s. and was under the escort of
members of the Cumberland post (1. A. R.
The reviewing stand was in front of the
line old residence opposite the court
house, and for an hour the President,
with uncovered head, watched tne long
procession as it marched Washington
street. As the last detachment passed,
he took u'posilion at the rear porch, and
for half an hour shook hands with citi
zens and visitors of Cumberland who
were introduced to him by States Attor
ney Sloane. The reception over, lie was
escorted by the centennial committee to
the residence of cx-Congicssmnn Lloyd
Lowndes, where betook a luncheon with
the representative men of Cumberland.
The return train, which was due at 3.30,
was held ten minutes for the President's
party ; and under the same escort astliat
of the morning, the Chief Magistrate re
turned to Deer Park.
The Mate Alliance Mel In Jack
Jacksonville, Fin., September 25.
The State Farmers' Alliance of Florida
net here to-day, about 150 delegates be
ing present besides as many more mcni
'wrs of the order not accredited delegates.
It convened in the nail of the Hoard ol
I'radc building this afternoon, and nftci
completing the organization began the
vork ol the Alliance with closed doors.
The principal objects of the meeting arc
to make Jacksonville a wholesale mar et
for Florida raised col ton, building of a
cotton warehouse here and the starting
of fruit und vegetable canning factories.
Incidental to these is the building of u
otton factory by Jacksonville capital,
the company being already organized
with $10,000 subscribed:
To-morrow the Alliance and board ol
trade will join in a grand mass meeting
in the okt.'i house with doors open for the
itlmissionol the general public, at which
time these .matters will be discussed by
Florida raises annually 20,000 bales of
Sea Island cotton and 8,000 more in up
lands, l ins is now marketed principally
through Savannah and Brunswick, On.,
but the prospect is good for Jacksonville
handling the entire cotton output of the
State, fully 500 farmers will be ill at
NiiwYoKK, September 25. (irnvesend
races to-d .y run amid continuous down
pour of rain. Track sloppy.
First race sweepstakes for non-win
ner" n I this meetiiiL', six furlongs: llella
11. won, Salvuu second, Manala third.
Second race handicap all aires, mile:
Swift won. Oarsman second, Tavistnnt
third. Time 1 .44.
Third race Neptune stakes for two
year olds selling, six furlongs: Gregory
won, Dilemma second, Civil Service third.
Time 1.1 7'r.
Fourth race Woodlawn handicap for
three year olds and upwards, mile and
three sixtenlhs: Castaway wou, Badge
second, Exile third. 1 nne 2.04'i.
Fifth race sweepstakes for two vcur
old non-winners at this meeting, six fur
longs: Major Daly won, Kings Own
vcoiul. hnnucace third. Time 1.1 i'i.
Sixth race selling all ages, mile:
Auronia won, Zephyrus second, Blue
Rock third. Time 1.44.
A Cotton Weddlnir (suit.
Kai.kic.ii, N. C September 24-. A let
ter was received to-day from M. Hate
man, of Mackey's ferry, in this State, in
forming the Slate secretary ol the Farm
ers' Alli'incc that he had decided to be mar
ried on Fanners' Alliance day at the
State fair here next month.
1'.. i0 man is a member of the Alliance,
and had sonic days ago made arrange
ments to be married on the first of Octo
ber, dressed in garments made of cotton
bagging, lie took that way of showing
hie dm station of the jute bagging trust.
Mis wedding in public here in his snow
white garments will attract a great
crowd, and will be very novel. The Alli
ance people take particular interest it it,
aud Batcntan will get all sorts of pres
ents. Tin y will try to get the governor
to perform the marriage ceremony, assis
ted by the chaplain of the State Alliance.
Ex-Priest John !. Hoylc was arraigned
in Wake Superior Court immediately
upon its meeting yesterday morning,
and was formally charged with outra
geous assault upon Miss Geneva Whitta
ker. Boyle looked well and was in good
spirits. He talked with his counsel and
smiled several times. He made no plea
in answer to the indictment. He was
very closely watched by the great crowd
of sjiectators, but wascnlm and unmoved.
He lias fallen off n trifle since he was
last seen in public, May 14, last His
trial was set for Wednesday of next
week, and a Siocial venire of 150 jurors
was ordered. It is believed that his trial
will continue several days and that it
will attract the greatest audiences ever
known in couit nnnnls in Raleigh.
Fatal Boiler Explosion.
ItiiHi.iN, Pa., Septemlier 25. Yester
day the boiler at the saw mill of Pritz
Bros., exploded. John Pritz, Edward
Pritz, Oliver Ross, and David Ross and
David Baker, all well known young men
of this vicinity, were instantly killed.
Two brothers named Bront were badly
injured, but may recover. The force of
the explosion was terrific and the mill
wus completely wrecked.
There has been a widely current ru
mor that Dr. Grissom would engage in
politics. One of hiB counsel in the late
trial before the Insane Asylum directors
says that there is no foundation for the
statement, and that the Doctor will very
Krobuhly make his home in ) Western
HuslnesH In the Orain Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, September 25. There was
big speculative trade in wheat again to
day, though the volume of business was
scarcely larger than yesterday. The
market was erratic and full of surprises.
for sometime it looked like a "licar
market, nnd as though the opening fig
nres, 82 tor December, wnsgoingtobelhe
cop, so general was the realizing early
that prices broke nearly a cent, but the
bear element did not press their luck, and
hetorc noon there was a rally ol y cent
from inside figures. Later the market ex
(icrienced another substantial bulge
wineu carrieo liccciuocr lo ZY'jnn'n,
and .May to N4'!. Lahles were mixed
During the last hour ol the scss.on a de
cidedly strong tone was developed, and
prices reached their highest range, final
closing figures lieing at the extreme top
September, October und the year made a
net gain for the day of Vinld cent, and
Deeentlier and May of 'NaTs.
Corn was moderately active and
shade easier. Trading was largely of a
local character, though some outside
country business was transacted in the
way of selling October. 1 he market
opened at about yesterday's closin
nriccs, was steady for a time, then sold
oil it, ruled quiet, and fluctuated but lit
tle, closing a shade lovverthan yesterday.
Oats were quiet anil steady without
new leatures ol importance.
More was doing in mess pork with
trading cuiclly in rvovcniocr and January
leliverics. The market was stronger.
Prices were fluid cents higher, and closed
(Juite a good business was reported,
and the feeling was decidedly stronger in
lard. Prices were advanced T'n 10 cents,
did the appreciation was fairly well sup
ported. THE OTEHEC SI.IOE.
Additional Ilodies Taken From
the Debris Yesterday.
Orminc, September 25. The bodies of
'.wo little girls of Michael Bradley, who
lost his whole family in the landslide,
were found late last night close to each
other. Thev were not much bruised and
must have died of suffocation.
Joe Kemp, who was found yesterday
liter having been IDS hours under the
lebris, is dead.
The inhabitants of Champlnin ward
were much excited against certain city
officials who, it is reported, have offered
money to some of the wounded ill the
hospital to silence them in connection
with any comphiiiil they might have
against the citv. After the verdict in the
coroner's inquest has been rendered the
leople referred to will hold an indignn
lion meeting, and trouble is feared.
1 he hodv ot Mrs. Alavhtiry, lotind m
the ruins, was badly disfigured. It is
thought she lived for some hours after
the avalanche nnd died of sheer exhaus
tion with gradual asphyxia.
1 he traffic on Chnmplam street having
been interrupted by the fall of rock
lieople had to pass on the- wharf. This
morning, however, a large ship hauled
along side the wharf and began to dis-
harge her cargo ol coal, serving to
further irritate the already excited
The Jury in the Ives Case Stand
Ten to Two for Conviction.
Nisw Yokk, September 25. The jury
in the Ives case stood ten for conviction
and two for acquittal. Ives was re
manded to the Tombs. It is generally
believed that John C. Anderson, the
Ibiirth juror, and Manuel Williams, the
sixth juror, were the two who stood out
for acquittal. The first ballot, it was
learned, stood eight for conviction and
tour for acquittal. Abraham I'nget:, the
third juror, and Dwight V. Clarke, the
eleventh juror, are said to have lieen for
acquittal on the first ballot, but after
ward changed their opinion.
Col. Fellows said, after the case had
been disposed of, that Ives would be
placed on trial again as soon as the dis
trict attorney's office could make nr
rnngemcnts for it. There would, Col.
Fellows thought, be a motion argued be
ibrc Recorder Smyth to-inorrow which
would be to decide the place of abode of
the young financier until his next trial,
ilis counsel, it is stated, will make every
effort to have him placed in Ludlow
street jail in case he cannot get him out
To Fill the Place Made Vacant by
Pki-k Pauk, Mil., September 25. Maj.
William Warner, of Missouri, has finally
declined the office of commissioner of
pensions which was tendered him by the
President. The letter of declination was
written Septemlier 10; but at the urgent
solicitation of the President the Major
agreed lo withdraw it and reconsider his
determin ation. To-day, however, after
consultation with his business partner,
he telegraphed that he must adhere to
his origiiinl declination and his letter is
therefore made public. The declination
is upon puielv business grounds. He had
formed a business engagement which he
could not break. It is possible that the
President may reach a conclusion in the
conimissioncrship matter while here, but if
he docs, it will not lie announced until
after his return to Washington.
The Hlckorv Fair.
Hickory" N. C, Septemlier 25. Spe
cial. The second dav of the fair is a
success. The exhibition, esjieciully of
live stock, is larger than ever before.
There are many rating entries and tlie
running to-day was goo... congressman
Henderson ma.ie a nue 5 ocecn. oonic
, , , . . Ieuilolieilll Olilie von vtui inn Mini utie
two thousand people are present, but , Lieutenant Governor J. Q. A.
three times as many arc expected to- rni.tcU W!1S I1(,minated on the first bal
morrow when Maj. Kohhins, and the as ,.uu)i(liltc f(ir cIVeriior. Win. H.
alliance lecturers, Long and Hunter, vi Haj o(. s lk.,, W;1S n)mi,mted on
deliver addresses and a s,iee.al dav w.ll h SCcod ballot for Lieutenant Gov
be given for racing, military and alliance m Thc oj Uu, ticket isas,,)llows.
meii.stockparades.sham bnttle.ctc.Jhe l ,k.nrv R .
Asheville Light Infantry will receive a (jlor i'hus. K. L.nl.l; treasurer and re
henrty welcome to-morrow. ( 0 (. A M.,r(,en; attorney
Thp Hilrnr.- Riinrl ,a inrtiicliinrr croon ....... J
music and drilling.
For Mayor of Baltimore.
o . , .... , .
Dai -timore. Septemljer 25.-Rolcrt C.
uvidson was nominated for mayor at 3
Dnvidson was nominated for mayor at 3
Ii. m. by the city Democratic convention,
le came into the convention recom
mended by the Business Men's Demo
cratic Association. The others whose
. lie OL.iers w.njac
., . ...
of nine votes of each ward about eight,
and bis nomination was ratified by ac
Kev. K. v. rcurson ucuicuecu e..r ,.,
M. C. A. building nt Charlotte on Sun-;
day and began a week's series of revivals,
. J..J- i..J .1 T
NORTH CAROLINA TROOPS
AND THE RECOROTHEY MADE
IH HISCi THE CIVII. WAR.
Extracts from Col. Hurirwln's
Letter Uivluit (some Indisputa
ble Facts for the Outdance of
We select from Col. Burgwin's letter,
referred to in an editorial paragraph, the
following passages. The statistics are
furnished by Col. Fox, of the United
States army, from data in the war de
partment. Furnished by one or the other
side in the fight, they may lie taken to lx'
impartial mid authentic:
Pied of Dicil of
Killed W'uris. Ilis'se.
Confctllossis, 52.U53 lil ,570 5tl.lM7
C. Troops, 13.522 5,151 211 (io
S. C Troops,
I. ft. Troops.
Tenn. Troops. 2,115
Fla. Troops, 7113
Texus Troops, 1,34U
armies about 600,000.
1 omit Alabama from the above list as
Col. Fox savs: "Nearly all the Alabama
muster rolls are missing, anil the above
returns arc incomplete but are compiled
from the muster rolls on file in the Bu
reau of Confederate archives.
To appreciate the force of the above
statistics, l.quotethemihtary population
ot the above Slates in lNol.
North Carolina llS.Ihi!).
South Carolina 55,11-f-G.
When we cousidcrlhnt the aver.'igcloss
ill tile Union armies in killed or mortally
wounded and died of disease was only
H(i per cent, of their total enrollment ol
120, 2i men, and then ascertain that
North Carolina's loss in the late war
was over thin y-five per cent, of her entire
military population of 18(11, and South
Carolina's loss of over thirty-two per
cent, one mav well exclaim, as Col. Fox
docs when slating the figures, "the result
is extraordinary in the heroic aspect."
,t Gettysburg, the 2(ith North Caro
lina of Pettigrew's Brigade, Hcth's Di
vision, went into action with an effect
ive strength, which is stated in the regi
mental official report as oyer 800 men.
Thev sustained u loss according to Sur
geon General GuildVrcport of 80 killed
nd 002 wounded, total 588. In addi
tion there were about 120inissing.nearlv
all of whom must have been wounded or
killed, but as they fell into the enemy's
I our hands, they were not included in
thehospi'nl report. This loss occuried
mostly in the first dav's fight. The
quartermaster of the 2(ith who made the
official report on July 4, states that
there were only 216 left for duly after
the fight on the first. The regiment
then participated in Pickett's charge on
the third day of the battle, in which it
lttacked the position held by Snivth s
Krignde, Hav's Division, Second Corns.
On the following r'ay it - mustered only
80 men for duly, the missing ones hav
ing fallen ill the final and unsuccessful
charge. In the battle of the first day,
Captain 1 tittle s company went into ac
tion wit II three othcers and 84- men; all
oft lie officers and 83 of the men were
killed or wounded. On the same day
mil in the same brigade I Pettigrew's, I
Company C, of the 1 ltll N. C, lost two
officers killed and 34 out of 38 men
killed or wounded. Captain Iiird, of
this company, with the tour remaining
men, participtitcd in the charge on the
Id of uly, and ot these, the-flair bearer
was shot and tlie captain brought out
the flag himself. This loss of the 2IUIi N.
C. nt Gettysburg, was the severest reg
imental loss during the war.
It is also established by Col. Fox's ta
bles that the North Carolina Troops not
mlv head the list ol commands that sus
tained the greatest regimental loss in any
ne battle, lull also thev head the other
list, that of the greatest percentage ol
loss sustained in any one battle:
KKIUMKNT IIATTI.K PIV1SIOX 'HK CT.
2c!lh X. C. Gettysburg Heth's SO ,'!
2il N. C. Ititt. Ccttysburu Kocie's S3. 3
1st Texas Antietnin Hood s N2.3
21st OeorKin Miomssas Swell's 7l.o
nth Miss Shiloh Harilie's 70 5
Mb Ti-nn. Stone's Hivcr Chi-.'ilhiuirsi'.s.2
loth TYmi. Chii-atnauKa Johnsons liK.o
Pabnct o Slinrn-
shoot, rs (.Icrulatl
17lh C Muiuihsur
a.'i'i S. C. Ma assas
4-4tll C.eoojin Meellanicsv.
IIUIl Miss. AntirtSin
27th N. C. An'i tain
nth Alnb:inin Seven Pines
14lli Virginia Antieluill
Evans' III,. 2
11. II. Hill's i;r 1
Anderson'- (13 1
ii. II. urn's r.'.i.o
Mei.aw's a 5
North Carolina had in the service seventy-seven
regiments, four battalions of
infantry, one regiment and five battal
ions of cavalry, and eleven batteries of
Sun Cotton Review.
Nhw Yokk, Septemlier 25. The Sun's
cotton review to-day says: Futures
were unsettled. September advanced to
11.35 and closed at 11.32. This part
of the market comes to an end on Friday.
Later mouths opened dull, but advanced
a few points on the reports of bad
weather at the South with tenqicrature
so low in parts of Arkansas as to threat
en frost. Hut the depression in Southern
markets for sjK'cial cotton, with increase
of stocks at ports, caused some decline.
Cotton on spot was firm, but quiet.
H()STOS M;lss Septemlier 25.-At the
i ,, i,..,, ,
1 irriirml Andrew I. .lltcrmnil.
i Lll 111.!?, OClllClllliei ,1. 1 IK V.UIIIOI1C
th !ains in ,lc Irisll jai,s are combining
, r . .- ; "
Dt ni.iN, Septemlier 25. The Catholic
to claim exemption irom prison ruies.
The Chaplain of Derry jail has been dis-
missed on suspicion of taking letters on
Convbcnre. He refused to answer ques-
. - . . ,,,.. . .:. Henlin wilh
i tb, prisoners. The Vicar and Clergy ot
,(....-, h I ,', 1 ,1 1 ,1 I . n
prcsts connected with the Colmcl jail
1 have been dismissed for supplying Dr,
' Tanner with sandwiches and tobacco.
oflcrinKS yeaten)ay aggregated
$o62 550 aU Becepted at 1.20 for four,
and 1,05 for fours and a hall's.
Mew Vork Republican Conveii
tlon lines Its Work.
Syraci sk, N. Y., September 25. The
Kepublici.n State convention was called
to order at 12.30 bv State committee
chairman Knupp. Chauncey M. Dcpew
was made temporary chairman. At the
conclusion of his speech on taking the
chair, delegate Crontn, ot .ew iork
moved a rcsiiliition of sympathy with
tlie Irish patriots and the cause ot home
rule, which was adopted with half a
dozen dissenting voices. The usual com
miltees were then appointed and a recess
until 3.30 taken.
The convention reassembled at 4-o'clock.
State Senator Geo. H. Sloan, of Oswego,
was made iermaiieiit chairman. The
committee on contested seats, through
Cornelius Hliss, then renorted against the
John J. O'Hrien delegates of the eighth
assembly district of New Vork, in favor
of the sitting delegaics, and the report
was adopted with scattering votes of
The committee on resolutions, through
Hon. Carroll li. Smith, of Syracuse, made
Nominations were then declared in or
der, and the following ticket waschosen:
For secretary of Slate, John I. Gilliert.of
Malone; comptroller, Martin V, Cook,
of Monroe; State treasurer, Ira M.
Hedges, of Kocklaud ; attorney general,
Gen. James M. Varnum, of New York;
State engineer and surveyor, Win. R. Van
Rensselaer, of Seneca; judge of the court
of appeals. Judge A. Ilaight, of Huffalo.
With the exception of the judgeship, all
the nominations were unanimous, only
one name being presented. For the
judgeship, the name of fudge W. Fred
Colliding Coxc was also presented, but
judge 11, light was nominated bv a vote
of 440 to 311.
At 6.30 the convention adjourned sine
A Had Lecture Field.
Mr. E. S. Simmons left yesterday for
Salisbury where he proposes to lecture
to-night. So he proposed to do here on
Tuesday night, and had not a single
mditor. This is a bad tribute from an
intelligent people to a most cultivated
'entleinan, and to a lecturer who has
successfully stood the test of most crit
ical judgment, lint we have long known
that the people of Asheville give faint
encouragement to lecturers, even the very
best. Perhaps the humorist with pur
pose to keep an audience in a roar of
tighter, and with capacity to do so,
might have better success. Certainly
they do not draw to cold facts, convinc
ing arguments, or even to the finished
grace of literature. " fis true, and pitv
tis, tis true.
We wish it were other-
We are requested to correct an error
not ours made in a recent notice of the
needs of the Flower Mission, in which
that useful and energetically working
body was made to appeal for help for
thc Mission Hospital. Now, that noble
charity needs all the help that may be
given itj and we will gladly admit any
appeal in its behalf. Hut the Flower
ission lias its own work and its own
field. It therefore appeals only for itself ;
old this is the extent of the correction.
And we are requested to add, that ns the
managers ol the Mission are the best
judges of the proper objects of chanty,
lonors are requested to make their con
tributions of clothing &c, direct to the
ladies, rather than to applicants who
may apply in person.
Who Shall Ileclde?
The Hcndcrsonville Times, admitting
its erroneous application of a news item
to a Citizicn editorial, adds:
As to the Chicago Tribune and North
State, it surprises us that these papers
should lie quoted nv 1 in; citizen as Re
publican. The Tribune is a notorious
Mugwump journal, whilst the North
State, under Us present management, is
Htacking the administration in every
issue, purely and entirely oil account of
its sorcheadisni. Republicans no longer
consider it a Republican journal."
That is not a question for us to decide.
These paicrs have been accepted in the
past as very sound Republican oracles.
If they, brethren, fall out, it is not for us
to decide which is the Simon pure.
The Recent Storm.
With the exception of the mischief done
in and about Jacksonville, the much
lrcad'.'d cyclone passed by without es
sential damage. Tlieland has been heard
from. The sea is yet to have its chroni
cles written up. Ii.it lor the present the
tempest season is past, and we may now
hoK'fully nwnit the coining of the serene,
bright, beautiful October, the happiest
month of the year.
Charlotte News : The News some days
.go noted the fact that Mr. II. E. Morris,
in aged man of Reidsville, died under
suspicious circumstances, and that Ilis
wild, a v oiing woman who married Hun
against her will, was susiectcd of having
murdered him. An investigation was
made, and the coroner's jury has just re
turned a verdict that the deceased came
to his death by chloroform, administered
to him by his wife, Corn Scales Morris.
Mrs. Morris has been arrested,
Hendersonville Times: Mrs. Hulda
Anders, a widow lady residing on Green
River, this county, harvested from her
farm this season, over sixtv bushels of
rye, has about twenty ncrcs in corn,
from which she will gather 350 or 400
bushels, besides an acre in cabbage nnd
other vegetables. All this was done
without the aid of a man person, the
plowing being done, pud it was plowed
four times at that, by a stout young
Raleigh Call: Last Saturday ohn
Waller und Celia Waller, his wife, of Bar
ton's Creek township, in this county, hud
a quarrel. While it was going on, Celia
rushed at John and cut him fearfully with
a large kuile. She was indicted for deadly
assault and arrested and held in bond for
appearance nt court. Yesterday John
died from thc effect of the wounds in
flicted. Celia was at once indicted for
murder, nnd was brought hereto jail yes-
Hendersonville Times: A private letter
to Mr. J. S. Harnett, of this place, brings
the sad intelligence of the death of Mr.
lohn H. Fulham, from typhoid fever, in
Jacksonville, Fla., on the 17th instant.
This is the fourth death occurring in the
family within thc last four years, they
having removed from Hendersonville to
Jacksonville about four or five years ago.
FOLKS VOl' KNOW.
Who They Are t Where Thev Are,
nr What They Are Dolnir
Miss Anna Patton left yesterday for a
visit to her sister in Minnesota.
Mr. E. H. Withers has left for his home
in Danville, after a visit here, every way
agreeable to him and pleasant to hii
Mr. C. C. Willis, 1'nited States Navy;
Phillip Miller, wife and child, Gainesville,
Fla. ; W. L. Hill, General Agent of the
Etna Life Insurance Co., are at tlu
Mrs. 0. R. Taylor and S. C. Foster, ol
Cincinnati, Ohio; W. W. Downing, Von
kcrs, N. V. ; W. H. Wcathcrly, Philadel
phia, Pn. ; R. W. Memmiiiger, Charleston,
S. C, are at the Battery Park.
Mr. J. C. Hrown returned yesterday
from his four months' trip to his old
home in Scotland, bringing his daughter,
Miss Sutah Hrown, with him. Mr.
Hrown is looking unusually well, und has
enjoyed his trip thoroughly. Mr. David
Murdoek, who has been in Scotland for
his health, also returned with Mr.
General R. II. Vance has returned from
his trip through the western counties,
where he addressed the members of the
Farmers' Alliances. A large number were
present at all of the points visited, par
ticularly at Ilaysville, wliere an elegant
basket dinner was served after the ad
dresses. 1 he alliance is gaining rapidly
in numbers and in interest to the farmers.
It is not often that we see the two dis
tinguished brothers Value, the Senator
and the General, here together, as they
were yesterday. They are by no means
the two Dromios, because unlike in per
son mid characteristics; but they are
both men of mark, not often found in the
same family, both worthy of the high re
gard in which they are held, and fairly
winning and deserving their great popu
larity. WM. ORR DROWiSEO
At the Junction oi the Swamia
noa und French Broad.
Yesterday morning it was learned that
Win. Orr, an employe of the Southern
Lumber Co., had been drowned while
pulling logs into the boomatthe junction
of the Swamianoa and French Hraad
rivers, about two miles from town. The
particulars, ns we have been able to
gather them, arc about these: In com
pany with two other men, Mr. Orr was
standing upon a mass of logs in the river
pulling them into the boom, when the
log upon which he was standing
turned, throwing him into the
water, and the current being very
strong, he was drawn under the
mass before he could be rescued. The
water is some fifteen feet deepat the point
at which he disap)eared, and although
search was prosecuted during thc night
and the greater portion of yesterday, no
trace of the body was found. It is
thought his body has not passed from
under the logs and drift, aud that it will
lie impossible to recover it until this has
been removed, which will be done by the
Lumber Company as soon as some parts
to an engine can lie put together, steam
b iug necessary to draw thelargetimliers
from the drift. This will not lie done
until Saturday or Krhaps Monday.
Mr. Orr is spoken of as an honest, hard
working man, and leaves n large and
dependent family, who are entitled to
much sympathy in their sad bereave
ment. Mr. Orr was the son of our old Scotch
friend, Mr. Thomas Orr, the well known
dairyman, of this vicinity. The afflicted
parents have our deepest sympathy.
Roped In by Raiuhlinff Reporters
Roaiuluit Round the clt..
W. C. T. I', will meet this afternoon at
4- o'clock in Johnston Hall.
The fine bright day ofyestcrdi.'y seemed
to have brought out all the ladies, all
thepedestrians, all the carriages; and at
times Patton avenue, and North and
South Main streets looked like Broad
way on a reduced scale, of course.
A pole light of very substantial size
and height was erected in Court Square
yesterday afternoon, but not in time to
be used last night. We arc not informed
whether the iron tower is to lie replaced.
Thc wreck of that overthrown by the
storm of Monday night was hauled off
yesterday, a mass of shuttered fragments,
old iron, and nothing more.
Yesterday was so clear, brilliant and
lienutiful that it seemed ns if nature were
trying to make amends for her turbulent
humor of only thirty six-hours before
She wore her smoothest face and wreath
ed it with her sunniest smiles, and wc all
cheerfully accepted the olive branch. It
grew so warm towards evening that we
have little faith in her steadiness of pur
pose to behave.
Our fish market is well supplied from
the coasts of both the Caroliuas. Pos
sibly the coast people would scorn our
taste which appreciates the fat October
mullet, the trout, the flounder, ond some
other fish, so far away from the water.
We cannot help ourselves; and coming
on ice, the fish arc really in good condi
tion. Of course those who know anv-
thing about it, know the superiority of a
fish just out of water; but faut micux
Natural gas, as a fuel, has been in use
about fifteen veara. There are now em
ployed in its transmission for fuel pur
poses 7,J.o mues ot pipe mains, in
Pittsburg alone there are 500 miles, and
the consumption ot gas there represents
an annual consumption of 7,000,000 tons
D. II. HILL DEAD.
HE OTIETI.V IAtfE A WAV IN
The creat Soldier and Educator
Joins the Ureal Array of South
ern Dead on the Other Side
of the River.
We are not surprised, though none the
less concerned to learn from the Charlotte
Chronicle, received last night, that this
entleinan, one of the most distinguished
of our generals during thc late war, and
since the war, one of the most useful and
listinguished educators, is dead. He has
long been an invalid. We appropriate a
part of the sketch of the dead soldier
from the Charlotte Chronicle:
General D. H. Hill died at thc residence
of J. R. Irwin of this city yesterday even
ing, at nan past lour o clock.
Just as the clouds that had huner over
the city during the recer.t storm were
'tearing away, the life of this noble old
warrior, part of which was soent in the
terrible storm of shot and shell which
swept over our sunny Southland a quar-
icr o. a century ago, eoneil away, and he
"passed over the River to rest under the
shade of the trees."
His death though exiiected. was not
looked for so soon. Tlie day previous he
was up and even read the newspapers as
usual. His death was caused fromcaneer
ol the stomach. He knew that his days
were numbered; and towards the last
his prayers at family worship gave evi
dence of very close communion with his
General Hill was born in York countv.
S. C, at Hill's Iron Works, which were
established bv his grandfather Wm. Hill.
before the Revolution, and were the only
works ol the kind, at the time ot estab
lishment south of Richmond. His father.
Solomon Hill, fell heir to these works.
He died when his son Daniel was only
lour years old, and his youth was truided
and character moulded by his mother.
At the age ol sixteen General Hill went
to West Point where he graduated in the
class of '42, with Generals Longstreet
ind A. P. Stewart, and also with Generals
Doubledav and Reynolds.
From Charleston he went direct to the
Mexican war, and was one of six lieuten
ants in the entire army who were twice
breveted for "gallant and meritorious
service. Tins service was rendered at
Seragorda, Churubusco, and Monterey.
Alter tlie war, the Legislature of South
Carolina, his native State, presented him
wit n a gold sword.
Joe Johnston, who was an engincennr;
officer, was wounded before the city of
w 1 f...: i , j
.iii-Aicu. vieuerui i wiuijs asKea ior an
irtillery officer to take lohnston's nlace.
and Lieutenant Hill was assigned. He
was given Johnston's field glass all dab
bled in that soldier's blood. He went
out first and was the first American
soldier to see the city of Mexico.
On November, 2, 1S4S, General Hill
was married to Miss Isabella Morrison,
ildcst daughter ot Dr. K. H. Morrison.
and in the same year he went to Wash
ington College, Lexington, Va., as Pro
fessor of mathematics, and in 1854, he
accepted a similar position in Davidson
College, wliere he heljied materially to
raise the standard ot scholarship.
lie came to Liianotte a tew vears be
fore the war as siijierintendent of the
military academy till thc outbreak of thc
war, when he went out as Colonel of the
First North Carolina Regiment, nnd was
in the first battleof thcwaratBig Bethel.
.earlv all lus cadets went out with him
and over half of them were killed, He
was in many ot the most important bat
tles in Virginia; at Seven Pines his di
vision made up of North Carolina troops
nearly altogether was the only one that
pulled a trigger.
He was in the battles around Richmond
and at Malvern Hill, and at Booncsboro
or South Mountain. He held back, with
his division of 6,000, McClellan's whole
army until Lee had sulclv crossed the
Potomac. Mrs. Margaret I. Preston
called this battle the Thermopylae of the
Being promoted to Licutenant-Gcncral
he was sent to help Bragg, and Major
Archer Arderson says that at Chica
mauga, General Hill's division did the
stubbornest fighting of the war.
Capt. Troy is using as curbing for thc
sidewalks he is making, a stone not long
since discovered on the lands of Mrs.
Sondlev, down the river, about seven
miles from the city. It is a schistose
granite remarkable tor theevenness of its
fracture and regularity of its lamination.
It is split into sheets of five inches thick,
which hardly vary u hair's breadth in
thickness, and can be taken out of any
length and width desired, from five feet
to twenty-five in length, and the same in
width, or cut down to any dimensions
needed. We have seen some of the pieces
ten feet long. The material would form
:i substantial, enduring nnd perfcctlycvcn
flagging for sidewalks, court yards, etc.,
and pieces may be gotten out as large as
the famous piece of Potsdam sandstone
gotten out to make one flagstone for the
front of the Vanderbilt palace in New
Y'ork. Wc anticipate a great future for
The Wilmington Star
Has entered upon its forty -fifth volume.
and justly felicitates itself upon its vig
orous age. It is somewhat rare in the
South, or anywhere else in fact, to enjoy
the privilege of paying obeisance to the
gray hairs of journalism. Papers are
apt to drop off in the prime of youth
comforting themselves with the reflection
that the "good die young," Some live
on and grow in strength, and illustrate
the doctrine of "the survival of the fit
test." The Star has been a good paper ;
is still a good paper, has always been a
good pajier, and we may hope to see it
shine, and continue to shine even when
we pass into the shades beyond the reach
of its enlivening rays.
Fresh and Sparkling;.
Mr. C. H. Campbell enlivened The Cit
izen yesterday with "a down" of his
ginger ales, quite as lively and exhila
rating as that atmospheric wine of Ashe
ville of which a lady visitor recently
spoke with such rapture. Mr. Camp
bell's ale is as good as any imported,
and one who wants a draft that "cheers,
and not inebriates," need only start the
cork from one of Campbell' bottles of