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1 TH THE DAILY CITIZEN Delivered to Visitor in any part of the City. One Month 80c. Two Week, or lew 25c. DAILY CITIZEN BOARDING, WANTS, For Rent, and Lost Notices, three lints or less, 25 Cents for Q each insertion. H VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1889. NUMBER i57. TRADE REVIEW. DUN tk CO.'S RKPORT OK THE CONDITION OF BIWINEBS. : Crops are I.aricer and Business Heavy Commercial Outlook Ih Favorable, but Money In Close- Failures for the week. Nkw York, Octolier 11. R. G. Iun & Co 'a review of trade ior the week says: The government crop report was very encouraging, but the loss of gold by the jzreat foreign Imnks (over ;ti,iuu,imo nv England, $,00(1,0(10 by Germany, and $420,000 by France) was large enough to increase the apprehension oi a mone tary pressure. Large shipments went from London to Brazil and Egypt. These : two opposing influences ruled the mar kets during the week. Crops are larger and business heavy, and the commercial outlook most favorable; but money is comparatively close, and there is a possi bility that it may be closer. The out ward movement of products is large, ex ports from New York for two weeks ex ceeding Inst year by lh.7 er cent while the increase in imports is but 3 per cent. Large foreign investments ot enpt tnl in American industrial enterprises are reported, and ot late no considerable for eign selling of securities. Hut the move ment of money to the interior continues large, the treasury alone forwarding $525,000 on I liursday. Reports do not indicate increasing pressurcintheiuterioi money inntkets, though the demand is active at all cities, reporting the supply ;it ncnrlv ah as .-imple. 1 Here is a more i-infidciit feeling. The treasury during tile past week has made considerable purchases ol bonds. .-mil in all disbursed $.100,000 more than it has taken in 1 he volume ol trade is increasing at nearly nil interior points reporting, and this involves a larger demand for money. Bulk clearings last week were 21.2 per cent, larger than last year at .New ork, 2perccnt.smaller at Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago, the decrease being at Chicago, nut it ier cent. larger nt all other cities taken to gether. This increase at points where speculative activity has lost influence in dicates n greater volume of legitimate business than has evei been recorded nt this season in any previous year; and heavy railroad earnings. 10 tier cent above last year for September, tells the story. The great industries are making prog ress. Several more furnaces of large size have gone into blast since October Land the weekly output on that date wasover 150.000 tons, against lao.ouo tons year ago an increase of 1.2 percent, in September and i.il'a per cent, lor tne year. In spite of this enormous produc tion, prices are not only sustained by consumption but are slightly advanced, though Southern iron is sold here below $17 for No. 1, while $17.25 to $18.50 is mioted for Northern. Bar iron is in liet ter demand, structural and plate works - are crowded, and sdes ut rails within ten ! days have reached 25,000 tons, many large companies having made their an nual contracts for renewals of tracks. ( Imitations at liastcrn mills ure $30 to $12. Business failures throughout the coun try during the last week numlicr for the i'nited States 182, (.annua a; total, 214, against 206 last week. A Careless Officer Discharged. Chicago, October 11. Officer Wilson, from whom Carroll, the Cronin witness, escaped last week, was discharged from the police force this morning. Carroll is again in custody, having gone home and remained there until re-nrrcsted. There was but a brief afternoon session of the court. At half past two o'clock Judge McConnell sent his bailiff to the State attorney to inform that official that he was waiting, but the bailiff brought back a message, which caused his honor at once to leave the court room to repair to the State attorneys office. What took place between them was not divulged, but after an absence of about fifteen minutes. Judge McConnell returned to , the court room, closely followed by the ' State's attorney. Toe Judge at once took his seat on the bench and adjourned the court until 1 o'clock to-morrow evening, and the State's attorney hastily retired to his office and held a consulta tion with chief of police Captain Schuet ler, detective Collins and two strangers. Injunction Granted Mrs. Flynn. New York, October 11. The Citizens bank, of Richmond, Va., recovered a ver dict of $2,091 in the supreme court to Hav, before Judge Ingrnham by default against Chns. H. Field and Maurice B. Klynn. This amount was due on a note executed during the construction of the cubic road in Richmond. Judge An drews, in the supreme court to-day, granted nn injunction to Florence C. Flynn as executrix of her husband Mau rice B. Flynn, rcstraing Charles H. Field ml James Martin as assignees as the firm ol Guy C. Hotchkiss, Field & Co., from disposing of the property of the firm, property of C. H. Field and prop erty which came into the assignees hands. Cotton Receipt Ml rice Sept. I. Nkw Yohk, Octolier 11. The follow ing are the total net receipts of cotton nt ttllports since September 1, 1889: Galveston 213,377 New Orleans 32,788 Mobile 5:1,318 Savannah 237,192 Charleston 89,169 Wilmington 28,358 Norfolk 50,075 Baltimore ! 1.35 New York 5.675 Boston 198 Newport News 200 Philadelphia 141 Brunswick 12,757 West Point, Va 472,567 Total 983.109 Tobacco Killed In Kentucky. Fi.KMmus'e, Ky.,' October 11. At Inst five hundred thousand pounds ol tobacco in this county has been entirely destroyed by the frosts of the last three nights. The auditor's report places the average crop of the county at four million pounds; and this year's crop was a little above that figure. About half of the crop had lieen housed and cured, but the rest had been cut late nnA nlmwl Im MIU-.1 ,1 ll ff 1 nllfi friimflt i (1 the helds, and was not sufficiently cured to withstand frost. A British Armored Ship Aground, Bkki.in, October 11. The Anson, onei of the vessels forming the British channel I squadron now at Kiel, is aground in that harbor. She went ashore on a rock and I has a hole in her bot'.oni. The Anson is I a double screw steel armor plated bar lette ship of 10,600 tons. Her engines i are of 1,500 horse power. She carries fen guns. ' THE JVRV COMPI.ETKD, Which Will Try Young Brown for Murder at Marion. Mahion, N. C, Octolier 11, 1889. Editor Citizen: When the cape of the State vs. F.dward Hrown, charged with the murder of Roger J. Page, on the 22nd of July Inst was, called this morning, the courthouse was densely crowded. The prisoner was surrounded bv his counsel, Hon. M. K. Carter, Col. Geo. N. Folk. E. D. Carter, Jno. F. Morphcw, Col. P. J. Sinclair, E. T. Greenlee, G. G. Eaves, M. A. Newland, and L. A. Haney. The State was represented by Hon. W. H. Bower, Solicitor. Several ladies, relatives of the prisoner, were in court. The prisoner was calm and composed, and has evidently stood his confinement well. He is a fine looking sgiecimen of physical manhood, licing fully six feet high, with blue eyes and dark brown hair, weighing about 175 pounds, and is 28 years old. He is the son of Cupt. John S. Brown, one of the leading farmers of this county, and has represented this county in both houses of the general assembly. A sgiecial venue of 1 75 drawn from the jury box had been ordered by His Honor. Judge Philips, and 132 answered to their names. 1 hree jurors wercohtnmecl from the original panel, the defense -per- emptorily challenged seventeen, and the State four, and stood aside its limit. During the I'ing and tedious hours while the jury was being selected, there was )erfcct silence in the crowded court room, showing that i. .tense interest: the trial is manifested bv our iieople. It was a noticeable fact, however, tliat not withstanding the great notorietv of the case, the manv newspaiier reports, the grcut amount of talk about it, not a sin gle juror was disqualified on account ot having expressed an opinion adverse tt the prisoner. Your reporter regards this as the high est compliment that could lie paid to the honest yeomanry ot .McDowell county, tt shows conclusively, that our people are conservative in the siieculntive de gree, and willing to a wait the decision of the taw before passing an opinion ad verse to the accused, whatever mav be the charge under which he may lie in dicted. At 12.15 o'clock the jury was complete, consisting of the following: W. S. Clnv- ton, J. W. Ledlietter, W. T. Noblett, Will Havle, Incob Knipe, E. E. Giinter, A. E. Noblett, W. C. Hognn, J. L. Wilkerson I. C. Clontz, W. S. Minish, L. Z. Noblett The jury was then impanelled and twentyjtwo witnesses were sworn bv the State. At this point the court took a recess for dinner. IS. Lutonlu Races, Cincinnati, Octolier 11. Thesixth day ot the Lntonia races was a good one tor bookmakers. Not a single favorite won. The .rack was in good condition and the weather clear and pleasant. First race for maiden fillies, two year olds, half mile: Bettic Waddell won, Emily S. second, river third. Time .50'4. Second race selling, three-quarters of a mile: Pell Mell won, Zulu second, Amos A. third. Time I.I6V4. Third race seven furlongs: Dollikins won, Licdcrkraiu second, Avondnle third. Time 1.29. Fourth race selling, one mile: Lucy , won, Tenacity second, Cora Fisher third. Time 1 . Fifth race selling, purse for two year olds, three-quarters of a mile: Camilla won, Sunnv Brook second, Fakir third. Time 1.16-V National Jockey club Races. Washington, D. C, October 11 This is the best day of the fall meeting of the National Jockey embraces; weather and track excellent. First race Maidens all ages, six fur longs: Camelia won, Ned second, Ralph Black third. Time 1.17V4 Second race Selling, mile and a six teenth: Prat her won, Battersby sec ond, Kothwell third. Time 1.61. Third race Congress stakes, selling sweepstakes all ages, $800 added, mile and a sixteenth: Golden Reel won, Sey mour second. Royal Garter third. Time 1.501. Fourth race Selling, beaten horses, six furlongs: Tom Kearns won, Stanley Sharpe second, Blanche third. Time 17 '. Fifth race Beaten horses, seven furi longs: Beck won, Bess second, Wild Cherry third. Time 1.30. A Tardy Explanation. Baltimore, October 11. The omis sion j( the South in the present tour of delegates to the Pan-American congress has been so generally misunderstood that Walker Blaine of the department of State writes to R. H. Edmonds, editor of the Manufacturers Record, to the effect that in the original planning of the pro gram of the convention, it was intended to give the delegates an excursion to the South. In his letter he says: It is pro posed to visit the Southern States later in the season when the weather wilt be more favorable and various, and the peculiar industries of those States can lie seen to better advantage. As this nation covers nn immense expanse of territory ; and as it is the desire that the distingu ished visitors shall be given an oppor tunity to see it all, it was necessary to divide the tours, and each section be visited when its peculiar industries could lie seen to be the best advantage. Distressed Johnstown. Iohnstown, Pa., Octolier 11. The State forces are preparing to close up their work to-morrow, and quit for good, Three bodies were found this morning by workmen while making an opening to "the sewer outlet. It seems hard to stop work at this stage witli the stream full of dead people; but the fiat has gone forth, and work must cease. It is reported that the Cambria Iron Co., here will declare an advance in wages within a few days. This, it is said, is justified by the advance in the price of iron and steel. The Building and Loan associations here are in a flourishing con dition. Money was sold at a meeting at one of them nt 28 per cent premium. Adopting the Eight Hour Rule. Birmingham, Ala., October 11. The national conference ot miners to-day de clared in fnvor of a working day of eight hours, the rule to go into operation on the first of Jununry next. The miners throughout Great Britain have taken n ballot on the question, and it has been decided to go on a strike if the demand is not granted. Cleveland Declines the Honor. New York, October It. An evening paper says that Tammnny Hnll offered to make ex-President Grover Cleveland its candidate for Congress in t'le Ninth district to succeed the late S. S. Cox, but that Cleveland declined the honor. The same paper says, that Amos J. Cam ming is now slated for the position. CHICAGO RKTIKW, Business In the Grain Center Dur ing Yesterday' session. Chicago, October 11. Wheat. The government crop report made public yes terday, placing the yield xr acre at 12.8 bushels per acre, making an aggregate yield of about 495,000,000, ha;i the ef fect of causing a very weak opening, prices being mc.n1-c. below the close of yesterday. The market did not act strained yesterday, notwithstanding a sharp advance, but traders then had made a calculation on the report not showing a crop of over about 55,000, 000 bushels. The more favorable show ing of the report was a disappointment to the bulls, which caused a general un loading of "long" wheat, those who had not sold yesterday being anxious to real ize, and the decline was rapid. Especially was the break from the close of the change yesterday to the opening to-day unfortunate to partus having stop limit orders. The action of a prominent local trader, who bought very freely, presuma bly to cover "shorts," did much to pre vent a further break in prices. The market, for sometime, being quite pan icky, there was less talk ot export busi ness to-day. All wheat came on the market, r-nd the "short" interest, it is thought, is pretty well covered. Prices declined to a point, 2VaC. for December and 2'xc. for May, below yesterday's outside or dosing prices, and closed at inside figures of the day. A good business was transacted in corn, and the feeling develofied was eas ier, the bulk of trading being at lower prices. The easier tone was attributed largely to the decline in wheat. The market opened Vncaic. under a good de mand Irom snorts, advanced Vic., reacted losing the advance, became firm, and closed a shade lower than yesterday The teature to-day was the narrowing of the premium ol Alav over nearer dchv cries. The government report would in dicate an increase in the vield ot about 90,000,000 bushels of that one month ago. Oats were unsettled, with fair trading m May nut very little doing in other de liveries. The weakness in wheat had a depressing effect, and under fair selling prices tor Mav declined Yin-rue. from yes terday's close. Buying by a prominent operator, however, caused n reaction of 'ac, and the market closed steady at 'Mc. below yesterday. The provision trade was somewhat featureless in the open market. Octolier pork was traded in strongly at 10.50; general trading was slow. 1 here were n large individual purchases; and prices displayed ail easier tendency. January pork and .November and January lard suffered a decline of 2Vjc. October lard and future short ribs were unchanged. and .November pork was oc. higher. A WliMTERN PA LACK Hl'RNKD Studebaker's joo.ooo House at south Bend Destroyed. Sm'TH Bbnii. Ind., October 9. The magnificent stone house ot Mr. Clem Studcbakcr, and which cost about $300,- 000, was almost entirely destroyed by fire this morning. The residence was one of the largest and costliest in the West It was built ot Indiana held stone, with tile roof and copper facings, and the in terior was finished in the costliest of native and foreign woods, While it was furnished in the richest style throughout. The art gallery, on the third floor, was filled with rare works ot art, and all these were destroyed. Mr. Studcbakcr is absent as a mcmlier of the International American Congress, and was to have entertained that body in this house on the 19th mst. the rest ot the Iniiulv, except Mrs. Studebaker und her grand child, are away from home. Mrs. Studebaker discovered the hreut 2 o'clock this moruing in a closet op posite Mr. Sludebaker's "den" and un der the rear stairway. It was evidently caused by spontaneous combustion of some oil rags which painters had been using and thrown in there. Next to the closet was the elevator shaft -reaching to the roof, and bv this the names shot up and spread all over the building in an incredibly short time. The servants had a narrow escape, and Mrs. Studebaker hersell was found out on the terrace nearly insensible and dangerously burned und clasping her grandchild in her arms. Owing to the careful manner in which the structure was built and its supposed security from fire, Mr. Studebaker car ried but $25,000 insurance. The house stood upon u natural eleva tion, surrounded by smoothly shaved lawns, which sloiie to the north and east and are broken here and there by beds of brilliant flowers. 1 here are several hue old oaks to the south and east. With its massive walls, its turrets and the irregu lar roofs it looked like some feudal castle. September 13 Mr. and Mrs. Stude baker celebrated the twenty-fifth anni versary of their marriage, and formally opened their magnificent new residence, winch was completed last February. Twelve hundred invitations were issued to friends and relatives residing in the United Slates, Canada and England. Among the guests were all their old per sonal friends, the neighbors w'io could remember the simple beginning of their lortunes Among the letteis and tele grams received on tins occasion was this: "Washington, September 13. Mr. and Mrs. Clem Studebaker Will you please accept the congratulations ot Mrs. Har rison and myself. May your family be unbroken and your home be the abode of happy contentment. "Benj. Harrison." Kicked to Death by His Horse. Landmark. Brief mention was made in the last is sue of this paper of the fact that a man was fatallv injured by a kick from a horse at Sloan's store, Alexander county, the eacly part of last week. We have a long communication from Stony Point giving fall particulars of the occurence. Mr. Jesse Roulhac, of Horse creek, Ashe county, with his son and several neigh bors, had been to Statesville, and return iug stopped, Monday, 30th of Scptemlier at Mrs. S. D. Myer's, near Stonv Point. Mrs. Myers keeping u country boarding house. About 10 o'clock ut night Mr. Koulhnc and one of his neighbors went to the feed lot to atteud to his horses be fore going to bed, and one of the horses kicked him in the stomach. He was taken to the house and put to bed and a physician sent for. Alt that could be done for him was done but he died about 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and was buried at Stony Point graveyard, Wed nesday. The deceased was between 40 and 45 years old. Coming Home. Washington, D. C, October 11. Spe cial. Cvrene entertainment last night. Many oftbem will be home to-morrow. Few Templars are here now. Randolph. EPISCOPAL CONVENTION. NO CHANGES TO RK MADE IIS REPRESENTATION. Resolutions or Keg-ret ior the Death of Bishop vail The He. vIhIoii of the Hymnal Before the House- Consecration New York, October 11. When the roll call of committees was read in the gen erul convention of the P. E. church to day, Rev. Dr. Benedict, chairman of the committee on constitutional amend ments, submitted a report that the com mittee deemed it inexpedient tomakeanv chngge in representation to the general convention, or to make a change in the method of voting. The committee also asked to be discharged from further con sideration of the subject. The report was signed by nine membeis of the com mittee, two were absent, and the two houses assented to the discharge ot the committee asked tor; but when their re port was submitted, objection to its present consideration was made, and under the rule it was placed on the cal endar, i ne sunject ot the report, pro portionate representation, and to which it is opposed, is one oi tne most import ant to be acted upon bv the present con vention. Dr. Benedict, from the same committee, reported in favor of allowing bishops to have the offices of the church set forth in modern tongues other than English when a number of persons unac quainted witli the l-.nglish tongue is con siderable. This also went on the calen dar. Resolutions of regret for the death ot llisnhon ail, ol Kansas, and of at: precintion for his memory were adopted by a standing vote. Kev. Dr. Hunting ton onereo a resolution providing tor the addition ol a short othceol prayer to the book of common 'waver. It was placed on the calendar. S. Corning Judd offered a resolution providing for the establish ment of courts ofnpiH-al in the various dioceses. Rev. Dr. bgnr, of central New York, and John II. Stotscnburgh, of In diana, offered resolutions looking to the same object. They were all placed on the calendar. A message from the House of Bishops was received announcing the consent to the consecration of Rev. Dr. Morris and Spalding as bishops of Ore gon and Colorado, respectively. The house then took up the order of the day, the report on hymnal. The leport was in favor of several changes in the present hymnal, comprising omissions, substi tutes and additions. Rev. Dr. Nelson, secretary ot the committee, presented a report and spoke in favor of its adoption. Hill Hurgwin moved that the matter lie referred to the committee of the whole; and to avoid general discussion that might occupy their time until the end of the session, the motion was carried, and the house went into a committee of the whole. Dr. Dix calling Hill Burgwin, ol Pittsburg, to the chair. It was decided that the hymns should be called by num bers, one by one, and that each hymn to which no objection is made shall be con sidered approved. Rev. Dr. Harwood of the committee moved that uvmii No. 330 in the present hymnal he substituted for .No. 5 in the proposed hymnal; the new hymn was similar to No, 330 excepting that two verses was omitted. The mo tion was carried. At the afternoon session the announce ment was made that the convention of the whole was incompetent to revise the nymnal, and it was again referred to the House of Bishops. The following reso lution was moved: That the House of Bishops concurring the hymnal reported to this house be re committed to the house ol special com mittee to report at the next general con vention, and tnat they lie instructed to report: First, which hymns should Ik omitted. Second, what hvnius not in cluded in the committee's report should be added 1 lard, what hymns from other sources should be added and what revisions should be made in the text. Resolved, That, hymns in the hvinnal reported to be authorized for use in this church do stand until the next general convention. The amendment proposed by Dr. Har wood of the committee wasthat the sub ject lie referred to the original committee. Dr. Huntington, of New York, in a short speech, proposed that the new hymnal should continue to lie used. Ir. Har wood 's amendment was laid on the table by a vote of 196 to 50. Several other amendments were then proposed, some with a view to pushing thenucstiou, and some with a view to shelving. Finally the members ot the hymnal committee was called upon to speak, and Dr. Bene dict responded. He deplored the policy of putting off from time to time the re vision. Dr. Middle, of Pennsylvania, again moved that the revision lie sent back to the committee, in which there are two icancics, and that these be filled. A proposal was made to make the numlier of the hymnal committee nine, but an amendment putting it at seven was car ried. The vote to carrv the original motion resulted as follows: Clerical 50, diocese, ), nves and 15, navs, divided; lay 9 diocese, 35 ayes and 10 nays, divided. Thus the matter was referred. Dr. Hammond, of Virginia, advocated the old hvninal. Dr. Faucked moved the following resolution: "That the pro posed hymnal having been referred to a committee, it is inexpedient to allow its use until sain committee have reported. The motion permitting the use of the present hymnal, however, was carried after several intervening motions and the amendment was put. The House of mshoiis sent a message informing the House of Deputies that they declined to adopt the alterations suggested intheTeDeum. They wanted. however, to amend title 1, section 2, ol the constitution, agreeing to the election of bishops three months after the general convention. Thev also said they had not fully considered the matter of consecra tion of new bishops in the dioceses of Missouri and Culitoniin. Electric Death Again. Nkw York, October 11. An electric lineman met with a horrible death at the corner of Centre and Chambers streets at 1 o'clock this morning from contact with an electric light wire. He was em ployed by the Western I'nion Company, and presented a terrible sight as he died on the net work of wires in mid-air, while the deadly fluid actually made his body sizzle, and the blood poured out to the sidewalk and over the clothes of the horrified spectators. The accident, oc curring in the middle of the day in one of the busiest parts of the city, was wit nessed by a large concourse of people. The man's body lay limp and motionless in the mass of wires attached to the cross trees of the poles. When a fireman brought out a ladder, and went up with a pair of shears to cut the wires, the man was found to be dead. A. W. Bronson, ot Hot Springs, is nt the Swannanoa. VAGRANCY. la It An Evil ? if no, by what Means nay It he Abated 7 No one doubts that vagrancy isanevil, and no man who thoughtfully surveys his surroundings can deny that the evil is steadily increasing. No truer wordsever found place in Holy Writ than these, "The poor ye have always with you," and it is by no means the object of this article to discourage that sympathy which our divine Master taught by pre cept wnen ne aooed - vt nensocver ye will ye may do them good," and by example every day and hour of His ministry. Nor would we intimate that only those whbm we are wont to style "the deserv ing poor" should receive the alms and help of charitable people. We find no qu'i' .ying adjective in the sentenceabove quoted, but we would ratherdrawatten tion to the last word of the final text, "Whomsoever ye will ye mav do them GOOII." How is this good to be done? Many christian people seem to think that they obey this injunction by an indiscriminate bestowal of alms upon every beggar that approaches them. They scarcely take time to consider whether in many cases this conduct may not be farthest re moved from doing good" to the poor wretch who, abandoning all self respect, adopts this method of glcanim.' a liveli hood, because he finds it easier and less fatiguing than honest, faithful work. Such christians should ask themselves "Is this really charity .'" Cannot anyone see that it is much less of sacrifice for a millionaire to give $5 to a beggar than to take five minutes of his time to invest igate the ciim', and to inaugurate some plan by which the brother or sister, as the case may be, mav be elevated to the plane of a human being? 01 course it is much easier to anv of us to throw down a small coin as a salve to our conscience, and under its soothing influence to walk away with head erect and hugging to our breast the thought, "How good and charitable we are!" the constant repetition ot thisconduct produces its natural result. The lieggar is encouraged in his vagrancy, and others are induced to abandon perchance a struggle for nn honorable support be cause they find that without labor they can live at the expense of others. I he effect is becoming apparent even in our own little town. Hie number of beggars is rapidly increasing, chiefly by emigration from adjoining counties, whose inhabitants act in a manner more wise and more truly charitable. Only a day or so ago we overheard a blind (?) beggar abusing a donor tor having given him only a dime, and we marveled how quickly his eyes iiad been opened to the smallness of the coin. How much better if the donor had taken care to find out whether the applicant was really blind. or was the impostor that his conduct proved 1 1 1 m to be. We think there is one remedy for va grancy, if our people, both resident and visitors, will only acquaint themselves with its methods. This remedy is to eive a liberal support to that organization ot good women v.-ho huvc banded them selves togctiu-r for the express purpose of being the almoners ot those who may not have time to investigate each case of poverty for themselves. This society is known as "The Flower Mission,"asthey started out with the modest ambition to carry sweet flowers to the bedside of the sick and suffering. But as is everthecase willing hands and loving hearts found broader fields to spread out before them, and bravely have they grappled with their problems. The whole city has lieen divided into wards, to each of which a sub-committee attends closely. Every K-rson in destitute circumstances is promptly visited and helped in a manner most calculated to make him soon regain his indeiendeuce, and never to forget his self resK-ct. To the professional lieggar this society is a perfect horror. He knows that he stands but slight chance to hum bug these wise, practical women; he knows that his claims for help will he investigated promptly and fully, and as this is just what he does not desire, he comes not near them, but prefers to go to the wealthy visitors with his false state ments, and )erhaps with his slanderous reports of the Flower Mission that these good ladies are neglecting him, and squandering on their favorites huge sums that arc placed in their hands for distri bution. We urge anyone who has the heart to do a truly charitable act to contribute according to his means to the support of this Mission, and whether they do so or not, to abandon the indiscriminate le stowal of alms, but to refer each and every applicant to the proper committee lady, whose whereabouts can be learned at any moment of any of the stores of Ashcville. This will certainly have the immediate effect of abating the great and growing evil of vagrancy. P. Disastrous Floods In France.' Paris, Octolier 1 1. Disastrous floods prevail in the Department of Jura. A number of bridges have been carried away by the high water. Mous le Saulnier, capital of the Department, is inundated, and a numlier of villages are surrounded by water. The military are actively engaged in saving life und prop erty. A Remarkable Man. Fayetteville Observer. John Patterson, colored, of Harnett, is all-in-all a rather remarkable man. Al though without arms he can shave a man ; load and shoot a gun or pistol ; thread a needle and sew; ien and wind a watch; shoot a bo wand arrow; and do many other things wonderful for a man to perform without arms or hands. Pat terson is about 54 years old, and sjient the dny here last Thursday, during which time an Observer reporter gleaned the above facts. North State: General Chalmers has declined the Republican nomination for Governor of Mississippi. He says the white people are throwing such obstacles in his way that he cannot hcqie to be treated fairly. Now, he and his friends will proceed to Washington and play the roll of martvrs. This is the old story. The general run of office-seekers in the South care nothing about their party. They want to play a big hand at Washington. That is all they are after. The people ought to take a hand and place this class ot gentry where they Ixlong. The V. M. C. A. A meeting of the board of directors of the Young Men's Christian Association of Asheville will be held at the law offices of Gndger, Carter & Martin, in the Mc Loud building, at 8 o'clock Monday evening. A full meeting of the board is requested. THE OPERA LAST NIGHT. A Marvelously successful formance. Thk Citizen has ever held that Ashc ville possessed greater advantages, and its people more diversified talents than any city on the gloljc. The performance of the Little Tycoon last evening only served to add another proof that Tin; Citizen is always correct in its judgment. We venture the opinion that in no other citv. large or small could such a performance be placed on the boards by amateurs. In fact, we heard the suggestion frequently made bv the delighted audience, that professionals had been imported for the occasion, but no; the sweet faces of our own North i-nronna girls gave an appropriate adornment to the sweetest of singing, and our own gallant boys stood bravely forth as champions of true love, and in opposition to the cruel papa. 01 course, true love prevailed as it ever has, ever will, and ever may it so prevail. Lord Dolphin had our sympathy at the happiness denied him, and Alvin Barry our congratulations at the joy he fully deserved. Teddy was perfectly immense. If any one in this section failed to see him last night we urge such unfortunate one to secure a ticket early this morning, as we learn that extra trains will lie required to bring the throngs that will crowd the opera house to-night. We have never listened to so sweet a voice as that of Miss DeRossett, of Wil mington, who took the leading part of Violet. Her singing of "Tell Me Daisy" was exquisite, and brought rounds of ap plause, which she gracefully acknowl edged with that dear old Southern song "Way Down Upon the Suwanee River" to the intense delight of all who heard her. Space forbids us to comment upon the admirable local hits of Gen. Knicker bocker and the marvelous display of the Japanese craze; and in fact any person who fails to see it to-night and judge for himself does not deserve our excellent de scription. The delighted appreciation of the au dience was manifested by a request that a matinee lie given this afternoon, but the management were obliged to decline, as this would so fatigue the young la dies as to incapacitate them for the per formance in the evening. RANDOM NOTES Roped In by Rambllmr Reporters RoaminK Round the Cltv. The farmers of the New Found section will picnic at that place to-day. Thirty-five dollars in fines were collec ted in the police court yesterday morn ing. Nearly two hundred reserved seat tick ets were sold for "the Little Tvcoon" performance last night. The United Workmen held their regular weekly session at their hall on North Court square last evening. The mail train from Salisbury due here iit 4.30 o'clock yesterday afternoon was five hours late in reachi g the city. Several new cars for the Asheville elec tric railway will arrive and be placed in operation during the coming week. "The Little Tycoon" last iwrforninnce at otwra hall to-night. Secure your tickets early ; the house will be crowded. Tobacco sjilcs at the Asheville ware houses for Scptemlier amounted to 12,- 958 pounds which netted $1,398 26. The regular weekly meeting of the City Council was in session at city hall last evening. Actingmnyor Pulliam presided. Tobacco sales at all the warehouses were small yesterday. Offerings, how ever, were in demand and fair prices were realized throughout. Winter visitors are beginning to arrive in the city and it will not lie long hence before the hotels and boarding houses will be crowded with our friends from less favored climes than ours. Asheville warmly welcomes all who choose to come. The Knoxville Trades Display. We acknowledge an invitation to be present nt the magnificent exhibit of the industries of Knoxville to take place very soon in the present month. The idea is characteristic of the energy, ambition and just pride of the city, which in some particulars, has no equal in the South, and in all rcsjiects is moving onward with such rapidity as will soon place her alongside of her present foremost rivals. Nowhere has the recuperation of the South lieing more brilliantly signalized than in Knoxville; nowhere has the new spirit of southern energy and ability to deal with the new problems presented to the people of the South been so splendidly illustrated ; and nowhere have the young men been so magnificently foremost in treading the new fields of enterprise and ambition. Purchased the Farm. The very valuable farm belonging to Dr. W. L. Hilliard, lying about four miles south of this city, was yesterday purchased by Charles McNamee, of New York for account of George H. Vander bilt, the millionaire. The sale was a cash one, and twenty-one thousand dol lars was the price paid by Mr. McNamee for his purchase. Ucensed to Wed. Marriage license was yesterday issued to the following parties by register of deeds Mackey, of this county : J. C. Myers to S. C. Jenkins. Samuel Mcintosh to Dorcas Fisher. The latter couple were from Madi son. CROSS AND WHITE. THE STATE NATIONAL BANK HOODLER'S CASE. To be Tried at This Term of the t'uited slates supreme Court In vltalions for the- lulcrnalioiial American Conference. Washington, D. C, Octolier 11. The October term of the I'nited States su preme court will begin Mondav next, but the proceedings on that dav 'will lit purely formal; and alter adjournment the Justices in a body will pay their res pects to the President. The court will find itself confronted with a docket ot '1.325 cases; and it is estimated that, diligently as Hie court may work, it can dispose of no more than 00 cases during the term. The Virginia coupon cases will liecalled Mon day, October 21, as will also the case ol Lrossand White against the State of North Carolina. The latter is the crimi nal case which, in pursuance of the pre vious order of the court, lias been ad vanced on the docket. Bond offerings to-dav .i!i.ri.ir:iii-f $1(10,500, all accepted at 1.27 for four per cents, and I.K.V4, lorlouranda halls. The Secretary of State receives manv invitations for the International Amer ican conference to visit certain sect inn of the South. It should begcnerallv and widely known that the present arrange ments is that early in lanuarv an itiner ary will he arranged for the Soul li. re latively more extensive than that which is now in progress in the North. To nave taken 111 both sections on one itin erary would have been fatiguing and ex haustive, anil besides the nionui ol Octo lier is not regarded as a most favorable season for visiting the South. The prit. cipal cities of the South may be assured of a visit Irom all the delegates in proper season. This announcement is made on the authority of Secretary Blaine. FOLKS VOf KNOW. Who t,- ArM Where They Are, ana What They Are Ooliig. Frank Loughrnu was here from Hick ory yesterday. M ayor Blanton will return Iron Wash ington this afternoon. Lieut. Col. J. G. Martin has returned to the city from an extended trip North. Mr. James P. McTeer, of Wylheville, Va., spent yesterday in the city, leaving for home in the evening. Col. Paul F. Faison, of Raleigh, presi dent of the board of directors of the State penitentiary, is at Battery Park. Messrs. W. C. Sprinkle, of Madison, J. A. and J. M. Iirookshirc, and T. . Reed of this county, have returned from Washington, where they attended the triennial conclave of the Knights Templar of the I'nilcd States, just closed in that city. Kev. W. S. P. Bryan, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of this city, will return from Charlotte this after noon. Mr. Bryan has been in attendance upon the sessions of the North Carolina Synod held in the latter city during the past week. Mr. W.J. Button, of Chicago, with his wife, are in the city, and guests of the Davidson house on College street. Mr. Button, isgcucra! western agent for Har per & Brothers educational works, and is a most intelligent and pleasant gen tleman. He proposes to be in the city some time. We had a most agreeable visit yester day from a most agreeable gentleman. Mr. James Mitchell, editor of the Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat. It is always pleasant and instructive to become per sonally acquainted with our distant brethren of the press It broadens our views and enlarges our sympathies and in doing so nets rcciprocnuly. Mr. Mitchell is pleased with the results of his observations so far as they have gone, and proposes to make a more ex tended acquaintance with Western North Carolina. secretary .tndenen, "Association Notes." organ of the Young Men's Christian Association id New York, in speaking of the above named gentleman says: "Mr. Hans P. Andersen, late seerctarv of our Young Men's Institute, has re turned Irom liurope in greatly improved health. He appears strong ami vigorous, but residence in a milder climate is com manded by his physician. On the 27th ult., he left for his new field of labor, Asheville, North Carolina. Mr. Ander sen commanded the respect of his associ ates by his intellectual ability, clear judgment anil sound sense, and won their hearts by his whole hearted anil self-sacrificing work. The Asheville Asso ciation is to be congratulated in securing as its General Secretary not only one of the ablest but one of the most modest men in the secretarial force in this coun try. We wish him every kind of success ill his new field ot labor." A DIstlniculKhed Preacher. Rev. M. H. Houston. D. P., secretary of foreign missions for the Presbyterian church, is exK'Cted in the city this even ing. He will preach in the First Presby terian church to-morrow. Dr. Houston was for many years a missionary in China, and his administration of the work of foreign missions has been sig nally successful, and this is the first op portunity the Presbyterian church has had of hearing of this work from so high nn authority. A "BOSS" Dok l ight. The biggest dog-fight of the season took place in front of The Citizen office alwut eight o'clock last evening lietweeu one of Mclntire's bull pups and a hound, owner unknown. The fight lasted about five minutes and was witnessed by nearly two hundred people. The dogs were finally separated by the crowd, and quiet once more reigned supreme. The hound, however, is minus an car and several pounds of hair by reason of the conflict. The Weather To-Oav. Washington, Octolier 11. Indications for North Cnrolina. Stationary tem perature, variable winds.