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HOW IT WAS DONE.
THK TW1K STATES.
BOB HEFFER THI.U THK STO
KV OF CKONIN'S DKATH.
He Corroborates Gillette's Tesll
niony Chas, J. Carlson and His
Mother TeHtlfy They AH Seem
lo Know Rurke.
Ciiicaro, November 2. A speciul dis
patch from Winnipeg this morning says:
"Assistant State's Attorney Baker, of
Chicago, had a long interview with Bob
HeflVr yesterday, and from him re
ceived a corroboration of many of the de
tails connected with the butchery of Dr.
Cronin, which Gillette recounted on
Thursday. Burke, according to Gillette,
took (uitc a fancy to Heffer at first, and
was very communicative with him tell
ing him many tales about the crime. He
told Heffer that Coughlin was the main
nctor in the tragedy, and had engaged
lioth him and Cooney to participate in
the crime. He told Heffer that sandbags
were used bv two of the assassins, while
the third wielded a common baseball
club. Burke was under the impression
that Cronin was being decoyed to the
cottrige under the pretext that he was
going to attend the woman mentioned in
yesterday's dispatch. Four men were
waiting in the cottage for him. They lis
tened fur the sound of wheels. An instant
later the doctor hurried up to the door.
He knocked loudly and hastily as if he
realized that his presence was urgently
required. Two of the assassins stood
iK'hind the door ready to strike, while
one of the others from the inner room
caller) out in a loud voice, "Come in."
The door was quickly opened, and the
doctor strode in. The instant he was
in, one of the assassins slammed the
door while the other struck the physician
a terrible blow with the sandbag. The
doctor fell heavily to the floor. Burke
always declined to say who struck the
"Baker says it makes it ciuiteclearthat
it was Burke himself, else he would have
mentioned the name. He always spoke
about four taking part and pounding the
doctor at the same time. The moment
thedoctor was down, the whole four were
on him, and, with sandbags and clubs,
nounded the hie out of him. 1 he poor
man struggled anil moaned awfully, and
blood poured from his mouth, nose and
eves. Nenrlv twenty minutes elapsed lie
lore he ceased to gasp. Then the fiends
stripped the blood stained clothing oft
him. and one of them nounded his face so
as to make it impossible to recognize the
body. Coughlin then handed tne trunn
over and the boclv was crammed into it
One of the quartette went out nnd
brought an express wagon which had
lieen left in a convenient place. When
thev went to carry the trunk out, blood
was dripping from it and ran on the
floor and some of their boots. The trunk
was set down, and these leaks stopped
with cotton batting which was found in
the doctor's instrumental case. The
trunk and its contents were then taken
to the lake, Coughlin driving the horse
There was no boat at the point expected
nnd they tried to shove the trunk out
into the water, but it would not
work. Anxious to get rid of the body
some way, Burke suggested that it be
thrown into a catch basin, and the sug
festion was adopted."
Charles J. Carlson, son of the owner of
the Carlson cottage, was tne nrst wit
ness in the Cronin case this morning.
He testified as follows: "I was sitting
with mv wife and mv father m the house
in rear of 1872 Ashland avenue, in the
forenoon, sometime about the 20th of
March last, when there was a sharp
knocK ut the door, and a gentleman
came and said he wanted to rent a house
and mv father went to the house with
him nnd showed him around, and he
came in again, and 1 mode out a receipt
for a month's rent in advance. The
stranger said that he exweted some
brothers and a sister from Baltimore to
tome and keep house with him. He gave
his name as Frank Williams; subse
quently he bought some furniture. In the
evenlm; about 7.30 o'clock Williams
i-mne nimin April 20th. to pay the second
month's rent. I never saw Williams
again until I saw him ill Winniiieg
The witness was here shown u piece of
carpet, and identified it as the one he liai
seen mi the tinrlor floor of the cottage.
Ouestion "Can you pointy out Frank
w iiuanis in tne i-uun loom .
Answer "Yes sir."
(Juestion "l'pint him out please?"
Answer "The second one there,
toinnntr to Hnrke.
The witness then proceeded with his
iHsiimonv. saving that after receiving a
letter from Williams relinquishing the
cottaire. he entered it through the win
dow on May 19th. The cnret was gone
off the floor and it looked as if they had
nonred some oaint on the floor as if they
were trying to cover it. It had not been
brushed over in certain places. Found
some stains on the base board that
looked like blood. There was another
large stain towords the north wall and
at the center of the floor ; also found one
arm of the rocker broken and lose, and
the dresser and washstand in the centre
of the room. The floor was painted only
in the centre of the room, and on the
north side. Towards the south wall
there was no paint at nlliucertain places.
I saw several stains on the wall. There
were stains all along on the paper and
along on the south base board in various
places that seemed to oe oioou. i ucn:
were places on the floor that were not
covered with paint where there were
stains still showing. I saw foot prints
as if they had stocking feet and as il
they had painted in their stocking feet m
the hallway and in the house. Reference
to stocking feet was ordered stricken out
by the court. The witness then indica
ted on a diagram the location of stains.
Kunae was pointed out to him by the
counsel for the State, but the -witness
could not identify him as any one he had
ever seen before.
During all of the tune in which rent
was paid, the cottage remained unoccu
pied. The witness was subjected to a long
cross-examination which did not seem to
develop any new facts. He was followed
by johanna Carlson, his mother.
Mr. Pnrlsnn testified that on the Sun
day following the 4th of May, when she
,.-.nt rnt she noticed soots on the
steps, and that both steps and walk of
the cottage suowcu iimi. i-. ...
much tramping up and down, and also
that footsteps showed that the persons
thpm hud been wnlkmg in the
sand. She thought that Frank Williams
and his sister had at Inst movcu m, .
thnt the snots on the stairs was
something which hud been broken in mov
ing. She then described the interior ol the
rnttnirr.naint stains on the waii.iurui-
ture.etc. TheuatthercquestottheState s
attorney that she point out the man
known to her under the name of Frank
Williams if in the court, she pointed to
Burke and said: "That's him next to
the fellow on the pillow." Cross-enami-nation
was then begun.
The tiled emitter Charleston "Will
Washington, November 2. The follow
ing dispatch was sent from the executive
mansion at 4 o'clock this afternoon by
Secretary Blaine :
"To Governors Mcllitte and Miller, ol
North and South Dakota, Bismarck,
North Dakota :
"The last act in the admission of the
two Pakot.is ns States in the Union was
complied with this afternoon at the exec
utive mansion at 3 o'clock and 40 min
utes bv the President signing ntthat mo
ment the proclamation required by law
for the admission of the two Stales.
"The article on prohibition submitted
separately in each State was adopted in
both. The article providing for minority
representation in South Dakota was re
jected bv the people.
"This'is the first instance in the history
of the national irovernmeut of twill
States, North and South Dakota, enter
ing the Union at the same moment.
"James G. Blaink."
After it was decided yesterday at the
nnvv department, and so announced to
formally accept the crusier Charleston,
built bv the Union Iron Works, of San
Praneisco, a reconsideration was had,
aid the subject has been t'urthcrdiseusscd
tn-djiv bv the officials. It is said that
contractors had proposed to the sccre-
tsirv to rle tver tile vessel noon tne snow
ing' made at the recent trial without
suffering a ucnaltv for failure to exhibit
horse power required ov tne i-muruti ui
to make another trial witn cerium
changes in machinery and pitch of screw.
The refusal ol the department to accepi
this iillemntive iirooositioii it is said
ivnn l re hevc the contractors ol incir
liability to iiav the penalty due to the
lack of contract horse power; and it was
to determine this question il possible tnai
to-dav the conference was held. As the
result of it. a telegram was sent to tin
contractors which Secretary Irary said
he believed would result in the acceptance
of the Charleston, but its terms were not
A FI.URI1IA LAND SALK.
(tlx Million Acres of Land I nder
Iacksonvii.i.k, Fin., Novemlier 1. One
of the largest transactions in land ever
consummated in the South has recently
Ixcn perfected and was made public to
All the unsold land in Honda ol the
Plant Svstcm of railroads and steam
ship, of the Florida Southern railroad
of the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key
West Svstem. including the Morula
Southern railroad, and of Florida Com
mercial Company have been consolidated
under the name of the Associated Kail-
way Land Department of Honda, with
the' hendoiiarters of the syndicate at
Sanford, under the management of Col.
I). H. Elliott as general agent.
The former land headquarters of the
two corporations first named were in
Sanford, thoseof the Jacksonville, Tampa
and Key West at Jacksonville, and those
if the Florida southern anu norma
Commercial Cpmpany atl'alatka. Over
six million acres of land are consolidated
under one management bv the formation
of this syndicate, and the entire business
nertnining to their improvement, sale
and lease will lie transacted in Sanford
This conso n ation is the outgrowth o
negotiations begun last spring. It was
not until October 10, however, that the
eoninact was finally sealed, in New York
citv, bv the representatives of all parties
in interest. Since that time omcinis nave
liecn engaged in the perfection ol the le
iml tinners necessary, and getting mat
ters into shape for beginning business
under the new management, me new
arrangement goes into effect to-day.
A Movement Thwarted - fnwar-
Kii'iiMoNii. Va.. November 2. Applicn
tion was made by Judge Wuddcll of the
Mahone onrtv to the judge of the Crimi
nal court to-day to compel the registrars
of Henrico county to enter the names of
.nil rejected nimlic.mts for registration
and tii replace the names oft hose stricken
oft". The defence demurred to the appli
cation on the ground that it was signed
collectively bv one hundred and ninety
odd petitioners, instead of each petitioner
signing for himself with the statement of
his case. After (inelaborate argument,
bulge Welford sustained the demurrer
ailll OlSlIllSSCU Ull lttm..
Danvillk, Va., November 2. I nitcd
St.ites district attorney Craig arrived
here to-dav. T. A. Fox, registrar at the
presidential election, was arrested
charged with improperly erasing
from the registration books the
names of the Republican voters
The case was heard lieforc United States
Commissioner Tinslev: and at the begin
ning of the trial, several exciting scenes
occurred, though no violence was uuuc
mirl Kim was finally sent on to the grand
iurv for indictment'. The Democrats here
are highly indignant, and the whole city
has been in a state of feverish excitement
nil dnv over whnt Democrats construe as
unwarranted interference of United States
officials with citizens just on tne eve oi
the State election.
Arrived In Berlin and In Greeted
toy the Chancellor.
Hkhi.in. Novemlier 2. Count Kalnoky
arrived at Friedrichsruhe at non to-day
Herr Broner. chancellor of the Austro
Hiintrnrinn egntion at Berlin received
him nt the railway station. The chan
cellor also met him at the station and
honk h m heartily bv the nnmi. A
number of persons who had gathered
about the station, saluted the statesmen
with cries of "Huch," to wmcn tney
bowed in response. They then entered
onrriaor nnd were driven to ine easiic.
Kalnoky will remain ut Friedrichsruhe
c. Pi-Tkusinnr.. Novemlier 2. It
believeo in political circles here that the
interview between Count Kalnoky, the
Austro Hungarian prime minister, and
Prince Bismarck at Friedrichsruhe. will
result in the modification of the anti
Russian tendency of Austrian policy, but
thut the effects of the conference will not
he miffieientlv sueedv and positive to in
duce Russia to abandon her present
Weekly Bank statement,
New Yokk, Novemlier 2. The weekly
hunk statement is as follows:
Reserve, decrease ,uo
Loans, increase 152'
Specie, increase 54 1 ,200
Legal tenders, decrease 231,201
Deposits, increase 1,229,600
Circulation, increase, 16,200
The banks now hold $1,120,475, in ex
cess of the 25 per cent. rule.
ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1889.
CRIMINAL COl KT.
Grand Jury's Renort clear and
In accordance with instructions con-
ined in the charge of your honor,
ven to the grand jury now sitting, the
grand jury have the honor to report that
they visited the poor house oitne county
md found It generally spensing in goon
The grand jury, however, call attention
votir honor to the fact that there are
thirtv-seven inmates at the poor house.
nd but one responsible officer, tins
fliccr, the matron, has all the work, all
,e property, and all the inmates them-
lves to look after, and states that she
is much of the cooking and serving to
00k after, and direct attendance to the
The grand iurv have the honor to
recommend that a system be adopted
which shall require the inmates of tne
poor house to do daily and regular work
according to their capacity, and that the
matron shall have less manual labor to
perform, and lie instructed to devote
more time to the supervision of rooms,
bedding and the general welfare of the
The crand iurv have the honor also to
recommend t'haf new ticking be provided
for those beds in the inmate's rooms
hich are old, torn and beyond repair;
so that a new waste pipe be run from
the kitchen ns the old one is stopped up
and out of use ; also that a rule be estali-
lshed allowing relatives and mends
isiting inmates to remain a definite
Migth of time. Able bodied persons thus
ve upon the supplies of the poor in cases
of several davs at time.
The grand iurv found the matron, inno
entlv, however, had been feeding hogs
t the expense of the county, and when
it and lull grown, selling them to her
wn profit and gam. 1 he grand jury
have the honor to recommend that the
iractice be stoped at once, and that
logs he bought, fattened and butchered
for the benefit of the inmates of the poor
ouse. and that ground be set aside, and
that a first class hog ground be made ol
The grand jury have the honor to re
commend that the buildings and benefits
lor the poor be so extended that econo
mical nu in operations can be carried on
has securing employment to the needy
nd the product ol regular crops tor tne
irt supply ol the poor nousc.
In the opinion of the grand jury siifli
lent care has not been exercised in scp-
irnting the sexes among the inmates unci
n giving each appropriate quarters in
lividmdlv and collectively. The grand
jury have the honor to recommend that
this matter be properly adustcd as soon
The grand ury lounu an inmate ninety
ears of age. feeble and infirm in body,
iut clear and reasonable in mind. This
poor old man pathetically pleads that he
may be sent home to spend the last lew
remaining days with Ins grandchildren
The grand iurv have the honor to recom
mend that an investigation be made by
proper authorities us to the request re
ferred to. and that if possiblt
the old gentleman be granted his
esire. and that he lie paid a monthly
llowance for his individual subsistence.
1'he grand iurv have the honor to lurthci
recommend that cases of the kind arising
in the future lie provided for in like man
The grand jury have the honor to call
pecial attention to tne case 01 necsy
Northic, recommending that she be sent
to the Insane Asylum, if in such condition
nolcssionallv determined as will war-
ant that disposition of her. She should
not lie at large, and she is not and can
not lie properly cared for, if continued in
confinement of n room or cell, hardly
lighted or ventilated at all. The grand
jury have the honor to urge special at
tention to this case.
The inmates ol the poor house said
thev were well treated and aiiundantiy
led and the grand iurv found the store
house in a good and well supplied condi
tion, and take great pleasure in so re
porting the same.
The grand jury also visited tne county
ail and have the honor to report that it
is in good general condition.
The grand uiry finally examined tne
oart house, and have the honor to re
commend that the benches on the front
portico be removed, as when they are oc
upied, and persons are standing nuoui
conversing, or otherwise engagcu mere
on. there is by no means sutticicnt room
for convenient passing in and out with
out hindrance and annoyance. Also, that
uniile bench room or seats should be
provided at suitable places m the
irrounds of the court house; and also
that suitable ueneiits be provided in me
hall of the second story of the court
house, affording ample room lor wit
nesses expected to be in attendance before
the grand jury of any court. Theprcsent
grand iurv experiencea grcai incon
venience from the nnsence oi witnesses,
and firmly believe thnt the changes here
recommended would exiicdite business,
as well as improve the approach to the
court house, and make the thorougliiare
ot the front door more available tor its
The grand jury have the honor to re
commend such minor repairs, as are now
necessarv in the court house doors,
HitIiIs. etc.: that spit boxes of wood
containing sawdust, be placed around
the building, especially in tne corners oi
the hnlls. nnd finally, that gas lights be
extended to the inner vault of the regis
Rcspectlully submitted in behalt ot tne
i'akis n. ritwn,
Foreman of the Grand Jury
Asheville, N. C, November 1, 1H89.
GERMANY AND TURKEY.
THK Rl'LERS OF THK TWO
COI NTHIKS MKKT.
Kinpernr William Received With
Great Honor The Knipretm Still
SurTcriull From Heaslcknetti
opyricht 1NK9, N. V. Amoimtctf rrcss.
Hkhi.in, November 2. hmpcror Wil
im telegraphed to Prince Bismarck to-
lav as follows;
Yn.niz Kiosk, 11 a. in. Have just ar-
ved here. Fine weather. View beauti-
I beyond description."
Other official dispatches give a detailed
tccount of the meeting between IheTurk-
h fleet nnd the German ships Kaiser
nd Hohcnzollern at the entrance to the
Dardanelles. It was a striking spectacle.
The passage through the straits was made
under a continuous roll of salutes from
On entering the sea of Marmora, Said
Pasha, ministerof foreign uffairs; Ldhcm
Pasha, formerly grand vizier, and Van
Kadawiu. German embassador, lett the
Sultan's yacht, Izedin, and were received
v the bmperor on the Kaiser, uuncn
was served on board the German war
hip. The Empress was invisible, as she
was again sintering trom sea sickness,
ilthough the passage had been cann.
The vessels proceeded, and were sighted
tt the entrance to the liospnorus at to
lock. A large number ot vessels, gaily
lecorated. followed the German ships
to Dalmabaktche palace, where the Sul-
in, attended by his minis-crs and pnn-
pai court oniciais, uw.nicu uic cot
f the Emperor. Upon his arrival, Em-
neror William was cordially greeted by
he Sultan. Alter partaking ot retresn-
nicnts, the two monnrchs diove to the
Vildiz palace in a carriage under the es-
ort ol a squadron ot cavalry. 1 he Mil-
in and Empress sat on one side, and
Emperor William and Prince Henry on
the other. I he Sultan exi hangeil a lew
phrases in French with each of the guests
ml then relapsed into absolute silence.
on Kadowitz, acting under instructions
Irom Bismarck, will attend with said
Pasha the business interviews between
The semi-oHicinl press of Berlin no lon
er denies the political importance ol the
isit. 1 he North German Gazette ot to
night says that if the intentions of the
Emperor are realized, the conlerenccs at
Constautinoble will create Ircsh guaran
tees ot K-ace, based upon the general
principles of Bismarck's policy, and will
strengthen the lira-band and lurthci
issuie the well being ami prosperity ol
the Fatherland, adding to Germany's
ebt ot gratitude to the Kaiser.
Other papers compare theprcsent meet-
ug with the Emperor s visit to Usborne
House, drawing the inference that the
result will be a similar entente enrdink
The frankness of these admissions of the
nspired organs is partly due to advices
from St. Petersburg that the Czar has re
lapsed under Pan-Slavist influences, that
the changes that were in progress to
lunula te war advocates Irom the Czar s
council and encourage hopes of peace
have been countermanded, that the Ucr-
man-hating press has resumed its former
nostiie attitude, ami mat cvcrymuiK ii
he same as before the Czar s meeting
with Bismarck. The Czars ill humor
reatef no disappointment here.
No Rates For t.ala week,
Tin; Citizkn regrets exceedingly that
the arrangement it hoped could be made
was not accomplished as will appear
from the following letter:
Captain T. W. Patton, Asheville, X. C.
Dear Sir: Referring to our conversa
tion of Thursday relative to rates from
Asheville for the gala week ut Charles
ton. I have to advise you that no special
rates lor this occasion will lie made trom
Asheville: Spartanburg, S. C, is the
nearest point from which round trii
tickets will be sold, the rate from that
point being $4.50. Tickets on sale No
vember 4 ton, good returning .Novem
ber 1 2. Yours truly,
W. A. WlNIU'HN, H. P. A.
Novemlier 2, 1KH9.
I livinc services at Kivcrside Methodist
Episcopal Church, South Sunday morn
ing at 1 1 o'clock a. m.
At North Asheville, services at 7.IS0 p
in. and will be continued morning and
evening during tne week, sannati.
school at 3.;i(l p. m.
Central Methodist church, Sabbatl
school at 9.30 n. m. Preaching by tin
pastor Key. G. C. Kankm at 11 a. m
mil 7.30 p. m.
WOOD WORKING FACTORY.
Mr. P. A. Dementi' New I-:talliHii-
inent on the French Broad.
A Citizkn reporter visited the new wood
working factory of Mr. P. A. Demens,
and found everything rapidly nearing
completion. The factory occupies a tract
of an acre and-a-half, part of the property
of the Southern Improvement Company
on the line of the railroad, just above the
passenger depot. The first building
isited, the office, is at present in the
hands of the workmen, but promises to
be one of the handsomest in the city, il
not in the State. The walls and ceilings
arc panelled in all varieties of our native
woods every panel on the walls being
of a different variety, one hundred und
seventy kinds entering into its construction.
Back of this is the warehouse 24xoO,
with eapaciousshedsbeyond. The main
building lies to the left, in the center ot
the tract; a large two story building
50x120 feet. Beyond this, is the eugim
boiler-house 30x30 feet. The motive
power for the large plant of machinery is
a Taylor automatic engine.
Beyond this, is thedry-kiln If x25, with
Sturtevaut drier, having a daily
capacity ot eight thousand feel. All oi
the machinery is of the nist approved
lattern, and includes many new nia-
hines for facilitating work. Among the
argcr ones arc a twenty -six inch, double
surfaccr, u twenty-tour inch finish planer.
moulders, rcsavvs, bund aud scroll saws.
turning lathes, and many smaller and
more complicated machines.
Mr. Demens' aim is to turn out nothing
but first-class work; work that will bear
Mr. Fitch, formerly with Williamson
& Son is with Mr. Ilcnicns, and is a
sufficient guarantee m liimscll of the
character of work that the new linn will
put out. A specialty will be made ol
work in hurd woods for inlerioi fniish a
room on the second floor, being specially
fitted up for gluing, lilting and finishing
Although Mr. Hcmcns has already
booked a number of orders, he does not
intend to do any work lor outside trade
until every machine has been thoroughly
tested on his own work, andcvei thing is
in readiness. This will be done in a lew
davs, and Mr. Demens will then be ready
to receive orders.
V. M. C, A.
HATFIELDS AND M'COYS.
HIourl and Illlnola Feel the
St. Eons. November 2. A shock of an
earthauake was felt in this city about
o'clock this morniug. There was some
trembling of houses and same rnttung
household goods, but no damage was
Cairo, 111., November 2. A heavy
shock of nn earthquake, accompanied by
alow report, was lelt here at 1.50 this
morning. It was about one minute in
duration, direction from southwest to
northeast. No damage is reported in
this vicinity. The shock was felt at Jack
sonville, III"., at the same moment.
Sob's Cotton Review.
Nkw York, November 2. The Sun's
cotton review savs: This is the market
for "paper." Cotton is dearer here und
abroad. Kcul cotton is cheaper here and
abroad. Futures were buoynnt on re
ports of severe weather. At the South
it advanced five to ten points, distant
options showing most improvement.
Then came a pause and under sales to
realize, there was partial decline. Cot
ton on the spot was one-sixteenth of a
cent lower and dull.
Kev. James Atkins, jr., has returned to
the city from Emory and Henry college,
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Moore have re
turned to the city from a visit to Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Pack and Miss Pack are
at their home, "Many Oaks, on Mern
mon avenue, for the winter.
Mr. W. E. McAfee has just completed a
numlx'r of rooms in the second and third
floors of his new block of buildings.
These arc suitable for offices, club rooms.
or bed rooms, are centrally located, and
are most desirable. Dr. Von Kuek and
Dr. Ballard have already secured offices
on the second floor, and Mr. Crawford
has a well arranged photograph studio
on the third floor.
The Peace of Europe,
('ii.tii.NK. November 2. A Senate offi
cial dispatch from Berlin to the Cologne
Gazette says, that tne visit ui iuum
Knlkonv to Bismarck, and Emperor
Williarn's visit to Italy, are intended to
strengthen the peace of Europe. The
Sn t nn the t isoatc n savs, win nave tin
oiioortunitv to convince himself, thnt
i reii-ivinu Emperor William, he will re-
.ive :t friend who cherishes unselfish
wishes for the welfare of Turkey, and
who is determined to maintain all treaties
looking to Euroiean peace. All attempts
to induce Turkey to join the triple al
liance or to em er into political alliance
are precluded, but the Emperor's visit
will encourage the Sultan to peacefully
tlevelooe the economic forces of Turkey
and to further avail himself of Germany's
commercial forces to attain that object.
Yenterday'a Bonf OHerlnsra.
Washington. D. C, November 2.
Bund offerings to-dav aggregated $22,
770; all accepted at $1.27 for four per
cents, and ?1.05;v4 lor ana a nans.
OCR MAN ABOl'T TOWN.
What He Sees and wnal He
Thinks About It.
The peace of Asheville is seldom dis
turbed if one is to judge by the actions
of two policemen who were recently
about 8 p. m. sitting calmly in a drug
store reading newspapers.
Offal in a little stream that rims over
the "foot bridge" is a matter which the
health authorities of the city should look
into at once and arrest and convict the
parties guilty of the detestable offence o
endangering public health because of
their shiftlessness. Ouantitics ot this
nastv matter was seen in the stream on
Wednesday forming a veritable pest hole
within pistol shot of the square.
The accident on the Spartanburg roatl
caused by the breaking of the tender
axle, is one of those things "no feller can
foresee." An axle may do service
dozen years and then snap off. The axle
on the engine iiiiuestion was carefully in
sm'cted before the trip was begun. Il
snapped off like a pijie stem shortly aft'
the train was in motion. The whys and
wherefores of such a mishap have not
yet been determined by science.
A good deal of wild game is displayed
for sale in our markets. Black bears,
coons and possums figure at the meat
stalls. The question, "which is the best
for eating, possum or coon?" was re
cently discussed by two old timers. One
gentleman said he wouldn't touch a pos
sum. Coon was favored by his compan
ion. Differences of flavor, etc., caused
the difference of opinion. A third man
said he wouldn't cat either a possum or
"Big Tom" Wilson, who was in the
city Friday, has killed over 100 bears
single handed. Tom's stories are well
known. He is atall and hearty old man,
sixty-six years, and he ought to live forty
years longer. His handsome brown eyes,
thick wdiitc curly hair, healthy ruddy
skin, tell a story of an abstemious ca
reer. "Big Tom" has never used hiuor
tobacco. Occasionally he takes a bot
tle of soda, and this great, strong man
the pride ol anccy and buncombe
Mr. A. H. Fore, who lives on the French
Broad, three miles above Alexanders, on
the west side of the river, brought us
yesterday a "hand of tobacco, ot Ins
curing. It is the most beautiful we have
seen of this crop, and very little interior
to the best we have ever seen in the fa
mous "bright leaf" counties of Granville,
Person nnd Caswell. The texture is fine
and silky, the body firm and oily, and
the color of that splendor as suggests
comparison with "patines of bright
We are glad to know that our western
crop is of superior quality. The crop was
favored all through the season with good
growing and ripening weather, so that
art had less to do than usual in giving
perfection to color.
We are indebted to Mr. H. P. Ander
sen, delegate from Asheville to the Young
Men's Christian Association convention
now in session in Stntesville, for the re
port of the proceedings published in this
The District Convention Now
Session at gtatesvllle.
On Friday morning at the room of the
Young Men's Christian Association at
Statesvillc there were assembled a num
ber of bright, energetic, Christian young
men who had come from the various
towns of Western North Carolina which
have Young Men's Christian Associations.
Tile convention was opened with de
votional exercises, alter which the fol
lowing permanent officers were elected :
President C. W. Tillett, Charlotte.
Vice Presidents Prof. S. E. Gidney, of
Shelby ; Prol. E. II. Aliernathy, Ruther
ford College; E. C. Caldwell, Statesvillc.
Secretary T. J. Hyman, Davidson Col
Assistant Secretary L. It. Wetmore,
Reports of the associations were then
read. The most encouraging were from
Charlotte and Davidson College. Char
lotte has the only association building
owned in the Slate, has a membership ol
4-00, employs a general secretary, and is
doing excellent work. Davidson Col
lege association has 80 members among
05 students and holds three mission Sun
day schools in the vicinity.
Mr. J. E. Watts, of Statesvillc, then
read a paper on "what additional points
il this district justify the establishment
of associations." He enumerated the
Concord, lluntersvillc, Moorcsville,
Hickory, Lenoir, Marion, Wayuesville,
llendcrsonville, Rutherfordtou and Mt.
The Friday afternoon session was
ipcnctl by a Bible reading by A. W. Mc-
Eeod, of Charlotte, after which a discus
sion on Why and llow Associations
Should Be Organized" was conducted by
II. P. Andersen, of Asheville.
Prof. S. E. Gidney, of Shelby, read a
very interesting paper on "How Can La-
lies Aid the Work of the Young Men's
Christian Association," in which the im
portance of the aid of the ladies, ill fur
nishing the rooms, giving social recep
tions, aud giving moral support was
H. P. Andersen read a paper on "How
Can Committee Work be Made Most
Effective," which called forth a spirited
discussion. It was urged that work
should be done in a systematic business
At the evening session, after an inter
esting song service conducted by George
R. Collins, of Asheville, Maj. W. M. Rob-
bins, of Statesvillc, gave an admirable
address of welcome, in which he con
gratulated the young men on their op
portunities and impressed tnem with
their responsibilities for the work in the
church and association.
Mr. C. W. Tillett responded in a happy
manner. He showed how the associa
tion aided the church in bringing young
men to the church, in training workers
for more efficient church work nnd in
promoting Christian unity nnd love.
There are present at the convention
about fifty visiting delegates.
Mr. L. A. Coulter, the State secretary,
is absent from the convention on account
of the sickness of his child.
The convention will close Sunday even
ing wilh an Evangelistic service.
VAI.I AIII.K I'ROPKRTV,
ANOTHER BLOODY FIGHT
Two Men Killed and a Half Doten
Wounded Three of the McCoy
Gallic Captured by the Halnelds
and Ordered Shot.
Ciiic.Mio, November 2. A special dis
patch from Milton, W. Va., says: "Re
ports ot another battle between the
llatticlds and McCoys have reached here.
Friday night a party of about thirty of
the McCoys came across the Blunfield
camp in the woods about six miles from
Green Shoals. Both bands were bound
for the headquarters of their respective
factions and were heavily armed. When
the McCoys discovered their enemies,
they sent out scouts and discovered there
were about a score in camp. They
crawled up through the dense under
brush, and pourd a vallcv on their sleep
ing foes. In an instant it was returned ;
and the Hatficlds, although taken by
surprise, were so much better armed
than the McCoys, havingrepcutingrifles,
that they soon put them to flight. The
one volley fired by the McCoys did terri
ble execution. Haifa dozen men were
wounded, and two were slain. John
liluntield one of the leaders of his faction,
was instantly killed. By his side was
Wm. Brown son of the woman who was
shot in her farm house at Fudgis Creek.
1 wo bullets had gone through his body,
me piercing his heart, and other men
were wounded, one of them whose name
unknown, being fatally hurt. After
dawn, Hatfield found two more dead
men and four desperately wounded men
were captured. Some of the wounded
.McCoys must have been carried off by
their friends, lor the trail of their retreat
through the woods was marked by blood
stains. The prisoners captured are
Charles Lambkin, John Cain Cain and
Pete McCoy. The names of the dead aic
unknown. Cain, whose first name was
not learned, was so badly wounded that
his captors left him to die where he lay ;
but the other three were compelled to
march to Hatfield's headquarters which
they reached about noon yesterday. As
soon as the story of attack and capture
was told, a sort ot court martial was
held. The prisoners were not allowed to
-peak in their own defence, and after a
short deliberation a vote on their life or
death was taken by the entire Hatfield
party. The result was unanimous ; and
the three men will be tied to trees and
shot to-day. Nothing can save them un
less the McCoys can defeat the entire
Hatfield party and effect a rescue. This
is not likely, as they are out numbered
two to one, aud the Hatfields are better
armed. The courier who brought this
news was shot at twice from ambush
while riding through Lincoln county.
GKNKRAL CITV NKWS.
The Highlands I'ark Association,
Hltthlands, N. C.
This association was incorporated at
the last term of the legislature aud con
trols a tract of 1,000 acres, 4,000 feet
above sea level, a portion of the table and
mountain land adjacent to the pictur
esque and progressive little town of
Highlands, in Macon county, one of the
most charming of our mountain resorts,
already popular and becoming daily more
so as it is better known. This tract was
purchased by Mr. Henry Stewart (so
well known in connection with some of
the leading agricultural papers of the
North I about five years ago, and since
that time he has been devoting his time
and means to oK-niiig, fencing and other
wise improving his extensive and valua
ble property. Mr. Stewart has just
issued a neatly printed circular, from the
Association press, announcing that this
property is under the control of the High
lands Park Association, of which he is
president. The stock of the association
consists of 200 shares, ol the value of
$500 each. The holder of each share is
entitled to nn acre budding site and a
proportionate interest m tne oaiaucc oi
the tract, including, we presume, the val
uable fishing and hunting rights. These
will lie appreciated when it is known that
a three pound trout, twenty-one inches
long, was caught in the large pond in the
center of the tract this past summer.
Some of the most magnificent scenery is
included in the park. The celebrated
Cullasaja river runs through the prop
erty, a succession of falls and fine fishing
pools. The tract embraces one or two
mountains nearly 5,000 feet high, and
several of the highest iieaks of the Blue
Ridge surround it.
Maps for the Public Schools,
Capt. A. B. Ncwland, district passenger
agent for the Chicago and Alton rail
road, has presented to Supt. Starncs a
number of splendid roller maps to be
given to the public schools of Buncombe
county. They arc complete maps of the
I'uited States, showing an accurate time
: division as reckoned from Greenwich,
The coloring of these maps is excellent
States, counties, etc., are plainly outlined
and the type is unusually good.
Mr. Starnes says "many thanks to you
Capt. Ben and will travel on your rail
road when we go abroad. A ticket,
Mr. D. Justice, a son ofWilliam Justice,
A marriage license was issued yester
day to Geo. W. Charles and Sarah E.
The Flower Mission meets at Mrs. J.
P. Sawyer's Monday ift-Mnoci at 4
The Woman's Guild, of Trinity Tur
ish, will meet at the corner of Chestnut
and Charlotte streets on Wednesday af
ternoon at 3.30 o'clock.
Internal revenue receipts at the Ashe
ville office during the month of October,
were $5,207.52. On November 1st and
2nd the receipts were $2,759.40.
We are indebted to Mr. J. W. Starnes
tor use in our sanctum for one of those
roller maps for which he in turn is in
debted to Captain Newland. When we
go to school again, Mr. Starnes, we will
go to you.
We understand the authorities con
template removing the magnificent oak
in trout ot the Alcthodist church, on
Church street. Can't this lie avoided ?
Such a splendid tree as that is worth its
room any where, we take it.
Mr. W. R. Whitson desires us to say to
his many friends in Asheville and Bun
combe, that a most enjoyable feature of
his recent visit to California was his
short sojourn in Los Angeles, where he
was shown many courtesies by Mr.
Jordan Stone and his excellent wife,
whom he found exceedingly glad to hear
from Asheville and all her ieople.
THK A., A. tk II. ROAD.
A Milch With the Construction
We lenrn that there is some little trou
ble in the camp, originating with, and
confined to, the managers of the construc
tion company with whom the contracts
were made, and there is temporary sus
pension of the work of survey. We be
lieve it is only temporary. Captain At
kinson is now in New York, not in des
peration, but with unshaken faith and
unflagging hope, to wrest success from
present adverse conditions. Since atten
tion has lieen drawn to this rcnarkablc
line of intercourse, since its shortness be
tween important terminal points ascom-
pared with those now in use, is proven
since the marvellous fertility and abund
ance of resources have been demonstrated,
since its virgin character as inducement
to profitable investment has been pre
sented, since the charms of scenery anil
x-rfect healthfulness of the route have
been made known, and since the eco
nomical construction of such line has
been admitted, sagacious men will not
hesitate at what can be done and what
should lie done. The construction of that
road is as certain as the coming in of
another new year.
A Worthy Charity.
The meeting to form a "Free Kinder
garten and Children's Aid Society" was
held in the rooms of the Y. W. C. T. U.
over T. C. Smith & Co.'s drug store.
The amount of work to be done made it
necessary to call another meeting, which
will be held on Thursday, November 7, at
3.30 p. m. at the same place. It is re
quested that those who have received no
tice of the first meeting and all those who
are interested in the work attend with