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Fur Kent, and Lost Notion, three
Delivered to Visitors in any part of
the City.
One M uittb. n- fine.
Two WcekB, -r k'Si 2rc.
lines or less, 25 Cents for
Q each insertion.
II looks, However, as If Affairs
Were only Patched up foru Pur
pose Russia Coiilluues to Hush
Troops 011 Her Frontier.
Coiivriirht lSK'J, N. V. Assnciulcd Prats.
ItiiKUN. November 23. The terms of
the truce between Aiiscrin and Russia
which Prince Bismarck forced upon Count
tvuinoxy are aireaav partly tumilcd on
the Kussiaii side. The Czar has stopped
the Pan-Slavist committee from sending
agents into Bulgaria, and jKrcnipturily
warned them not to foster in the mean
time within Bulgaria any agitation.
The Austrian side brought about a rup
ture of the proposed marriage of Prince
t Ferdinand to Princess D. Alencon. The
Austrian finance minister refused to al
low on the Bourse the quotation of the
Laudcrbnnk loan to Bulgnria. Count
Kalnoky has instructed the Austrian
Consul in Sofia to modify his partisan
ship in behalf of Prince Ferdinand. Fi
nally, the Emperor Francis Joseph,
though resenting the suggestion of the
cession of Trentino to Italy has con
sented to grant tp Trentmo an au
tonomous local administration sep
arate Irom the Herman tyrol of
which it has hitherto formed a
part. The members of the Italian -tyrol
will henceforth assemble at Trent. The
Diet at lusbruek supported separation
Emperor Francis Joseph has olso ordered
the release ot several Irredentists impris
oned at lusbruek, including Rossi anil
feeampien, editors of the Italian Inde
pendence, who wereeonvicted of treason
These concessions amount practically to
little. It the lusbruek Diet had not
voted for t ie separation of the Tren
tino, the Emperor Francis Joseph
would not have acceded to the propositi.
A further reason for his giving his assent
is that by doing so a stop was put to the
manouvering of Signor Crispi, the Ital
ian premier, for the annexation of Tren
tino to Italy. Signor Crispi has now
abandoned his plan of visiting Prince
Bismarck at Ficiihichsriitie.
Although the quotation of the Bulga
rian loan has been slopped, Count Kal
noky permitted the Landerbuuk yester
day to advance 5,01)0,000 francs to the
government at Sutia. His policy con
tinues to be to secure a tighter grip upon
tne unitarian government with or with
out Prince Ferdinand, who, wroth at
the change in his iersonal situation,
.threatens to resign.
Russia behind a peaceful diplomatic
mask does not cease her massing ot
troops upon her frontiers. Within three
weeks, eight regiments of cavalry and
six of infantry have been added to troops
stationed on the Galaeian and Buko
vinan frontiers.
The work of railway extension on
Vilnu, Kavno, Warsaw and Kieff lines is
being accelerated in order that the
strategic system may be completed by
The Profusion of Lovely Things
to be Found nt Law's.
A HI AI, I.t;iiISI.ATI Hi;.
The New Stale Well up in OKI
Helena, Mont., 23. The Lower House
of the Legislature organized this after
noon in two branches, the republicans
meeting in the hall on Main street, and
the democrats in the court house. The
republicans had thirty members, two
more than a quorum. The body was
called to order by State Auditor Kinney,
and sworn in by Chief Justice Blake. The
organization was ierl'eeted by the elec
tion of A. C. Witter, speaker, and B. Ben
jamin Webster, chief clerk. A full list of
subordinate officers was also elected, and
a recess taken until 3 o'clock.
T.ie democratic members of the House
met at the court house, and etVected an
organization nt t o'clock. Mr. Blakelcy
was elected speaker. The members were
worn in by the notary public. The
doors were closely guarded, and no
one was admitted except those holding
certificates 01 election from county clerks.
This branch also took a mess.
The Senate met at the e nrt house, but
the democratic members absented them
selves, and there was noquoruin. Lieut,
tiov. Richards culled the Senate to order.
Oil the roll call eight republicans were
present ami were sworn in by Judge
Hunt, Alter which they adjourned until
Monday morning.
Anyone stopping into Law's elegant
rooms, if he had not thought of it before,
would be impressed with the pleasant
sensation that the holidays were at hand ;
for the brilliancy, the novelty, the ele
gance of the exhibit would impress him
with the fact that it was no ordinary oc
casion that called for such elaborate pre
liminaries. True, at Law's elegance.
good taste and judgment and elaborate
supply are always to be found, but he has
undertaken, nnd with signal success, to
add brighter hues to the liiy and gilded
splendor to the refined gold.
Those who attend the grand opening
to morro'V will see at once that wemake
no exaggerated suggestions: they will
find how the language of description
must limp and halt and confess its inca
pacity. We shrink from the task as we
might draw away from the attempt to
paint the colors of the rainbow. There
is a maze of beautiful shapes, of exquisite
designs, of gorgeous coloring; there is
genius in art and skill in execution; there
is tlie provision for use. there is the trib
ute to sentiment. In whatever anart-
ment of the extensive display you wan
der, among the mugiificent china and
glassware, tributes from the most fa
mous factories of F.urope, or choice treas
ures of American skill unioni. the ,,'!(.,.. '
ing array of silver plate or the tasteful
articles of jewelry, the tempting reposi
tories of stationery, the beautiful things
appropriate for the toilet, the vases, the
candelabra, the marvelous curios, the
holiday books, the engravings, the toys,
tile dolls, there is so much to bewilder
and delight that old and young must go
and go again, theone to take a new lease
on life, the other to realize how beautiful
lifeean be madeby the tasteful and happy
use of human facilities, and the applica
tion of them to the purposes of giving
pleasure and happiness to friends and to
the young.
A Pulliiitn Sleeper Tunis Over
and iH IlrauKed 300 Feet.
Jacksonville Fla., November 23.
Train 37 on the Savannah. Florida and
Western railway met with an accident
five miles east of Albany, Ga., at 2.30
o'clock this morning. The train is due
here over the Brunswick and Wcstirn
connection at 8 o'clock this morning.
ai tue nour lnuicateii the tram was
moving at a speed of about four miles
an hour, when n broken rail threw the
rear Pullman slccer, "Palmetto" over
on its side. It was dragged about 300
feet, but bclore the train could bestopicd
it was detached and rolled down over
the embankment. There were eight
passengers in the sleeper, all of whom
were badly bruised and shaken up. They
were made as comfortable us possible
until the train reached Wayeross, where
surgeon Falks, of the Savannah, Florida
una Western road came aboard und at
tended the injured ones.
No bones had been broken, and all
seven were able to proceed. The irain
reached here at 1 o'clock p. m., to-day,
five hours late. ' The injured passengers
were at once driven to the Duval hotel.
Among them arc Bishop Whipple and
wile, of Minnesota; Miss Anderson and
R. Marshall, of Pamoita, Fla. They are
all suffering more or less, and Marshall
complained of severe pains in the hips,
but they will proceed on their journey to
morrow. They regiird their escape, as a
Dr. Peters not Killed.
Berlin, Noxeaiber 23. The Emin
prsha relief committee has received a
cable dispatch from the Housing Com
pany at Zanzibar which states that
Lieutenant Borchert, one of the com
manders of the second column of Dr.
Peters expedition, reports from Lorom
ani that the Somulis dispersed an English
expedition, not the expedition under the
command of Dr. Peters. Lieutenant
Borchert further says that Dr. Peters
and his party are sale und well and that
they have established a fortified station
at the foot of Mount Kenin.
True, But Premature.
Washington, D. C, November 23.
The announcement that a partnership
had been formed between General Dudley
and Corporal Tanner, although mane
upon authority of the latter, is now said
tn have been premature, although con
sultations looking to that end are in progress.
A Plucky Meuro Jailer In Prince
(eorite County.
I'liTHRSIil'KC, Va., November 23
Robert Bland, who, on Thursday last.,
attempted to commit a criminal assault
on Miss Annie (ice, aged sixteen vcars,
daughter of Hon Charles Gee, Tinted
States Inspector ol lumber at Sitka,
Alaska", but whose family reside in
Prince George county a short distance
from Dispuinnta a station on the Nor
folk and Western railroad, was taken
from the jail of Prince George county to
davund lynched. A mob, consisting of 40
mounted men, well masked, went to the
residence ol Henry King, the negro iailor
und demanded the keys of the jail. He
siouuy reruseo to surrcnucr i tie Kevs or
go to the. pill to unlock the door. The
mob then burst open the doors id' the
jailer's house, and again demanded the
kevs. On his relusal to give them up,
they placed a roe around his neck anil
dragged hull to the jail, several hundred
yards from the house. Despite this treat
ment, King still refused to tell where the
keys to the jail were. Just before reach
ing the jail, the keys were beard rattling
in King's pocket. The mob then took the
keys from him, and carried him into the
jail and made him lead the way to the
cell in which Bland was confined'. Bland
had nothing to say when the lynchers
came to his cell, but was pcrf.ctly quiet.
He was tied hand and foot, and carried
off about seventy yards from the jail,
where he was swung up by the rope to
the branch of a tree. He begged piteonsly
for life, but the lynchcis were deaf to his
appeals lor mercy. His body was liddlcd
with Indicts, and k it hanging from the tree
where he was found at day break this
morning. Bland was about twenty one
years of age. and of a worthless charac
ter. He was arrested Thursdav night
by a posse of men who went 'in pursuit
of him. ni.d he had been sent on by
magistrate L. L. Austin lor trial at the
December term ot the county court.
A Coffee Failure in New York.
NliW York, November 23. The report
that the firm ol Sanger & Wells were un
able to meet their obligations to-day did
not cause a surprise on the coffee ex
change. Rumors to that effect had been
about for the past ten days. It is said
that their liabilities will be about $300,
000, and their assets are merely nominal.
The firm expects an extension id time
and feel confident thai if u settlement can
be made allowing them six, twelve and
eighteen mouths, they will be able to pay
100 cents on the dollar. The cause ol
the trouble is said to be the investment
of some of thefinu'sfuuds in a patent bar
rel factory the headquarters of wnich are
in Detroit.
The firm has dealt principally in Java
coffee. It is an old establishment. A
quarter of a century ago, it was known
us Sanger, Birds & Fisher. Thev con
trolled a large out of town trade, chicliv
among grocers.
Suspected Commissioners.
Danvill, Va., NovemlKT 23. Indue
jonn rain, wno is Holding a session ol the
unitea states district court here, an
nounced to-day from the bench that,
from the large number of trivial eases
sent on to his court by I'nited States
commissioners he suspected sonieof them
were trumped up for the purpose of col
lecting fees. He ordered the clerk of tne
court to make out a list of all the com
missioners in the district, together with
an abstract of the testimony in each case
sent on, declaring his intention to make
full investigation ; and if his suspicions
were confirmd that he would reform the
abuse if he had to remove every commis
sioner in the district.
A Sentimental Nuuie a Nerlons
Uur to I'Het'ulucMh.
F.nrroK Citizen: Some weeks ago you
pumished m your valued paper an article
on the subject ol street begging. I have
been told bv several pers ns that thii
had produced tl.e effect ol snipping lb
nuisance in many cases, but had not, a;
vet, adrlcrt nnyl lung to the treasury of
the Hospital or the Flower Mission.
line Iriend tells me that whereas bclore
the article appeared she had received
much help from Iricmls m the support i
a helpless family ; she now gets uoihin
nut wise remarks about "organised
charity." I have been asked to sunnle.
ment that article by another suggesting
a practical way of aiding the Flower
Mission. Let each person inform liim-
scll ol the name anil address of the super
intendent of t he v ml in which he lives;
or better still, procure n printed card,
giving the names of all tiie superinten
dents of the different wards. Then when
applicants for help appear, let them un
derstand that you will cheerfully assist
them to the utmost, if they will bring
you a written statement Irom Mrs. ,
saying she has personally investigated
the ease, nnd found it a worthy object ot
Charity. (Ir, after investigating and relieving-
yourself, at once report to the
superintendent what you have done,
and what you propose doing in future.
In this, a burden will Ik- lilted Irom the
Flower Mission, anil no one debarred
from the privilege of personal ministra
tion among the poor.
While on this subject, I inav remark,
upon the great injustice anil real harm
I lie Flower Mission does itself by cling
ing to its absurd name. If it were soil!
differently, (flour,) it infill lie belter.
As it stands, it is not only a ridiculous
misnomer, but a posiliveniisstatenicnt.
For sweet young girls to c.irrv (lowers
and delicacies to sick friends and neigh
bors, and under the supervision of the
matron to the patients in the Hospital,
is a very admirable thing, and sli.iuld be
encouraged; but this is very fur from
what our so-called Flower Mission is.
It is really a bandofpraeticalexpeiieneeil
women who undertake to do personal
work among Die poor, lis methods are
excellent, and the result of vcars of hard
experience. Its rules are simple and ad
mirable. They are these:
1. Never five money to applicants.
2. All persons asking for help are to be
visited before aid is given.
3. When persons are out of work, find
employment for them, and if they an
able to work, and will not. do not assist
-f. Strongly nihise persons to go to
the Hospital, if they aresuiLablesiilijeets.
and can be moved.
A lew days ago a gentleman of largi
experience in pr.ietie.d Christian work,
in speaking of tiis subtle., said he was
convinced thai the name cost the as
social ion large sums of inonev every
year, ll a fillow was asked lor a sub
scription for the associated charily, he
would probably give $fi, $10 or $25.
If asked to help the, Flower -Mission, he
would give twenty-live cents, and even
that, grudgingly. Any member of the
Flower Mission will tell you that slit
has spent hours of her valuable time ex.
plan ing that the Flower Mission has
nothing to do with flowers, and even
now. half the old residints of Asheville.
will say, they don't understand it.
My dear sisters, -a ho have so long and
so faithfully labored in this licnrt-wcarv-iug
work, will you not consider the ail
vantages of a change of mime? Let us
be the Society of Associated Charities,
or, Organized Charities Society, for
Relief of Sick and Needy. Anything that
will tell the truth mid convey an intelli
gent impression of what you are. Can
we not call a meeting of nil the good wo
men of the city and organizcalrcsii? Let
all the charitable work ol the town lie
systematized nnd be made co-opcraiive.
There will thus be no over-lappings, no
waste, no neglect of oppoi (unity ol
doing good, (ewer chances of doing well
intentioucd harms, no misunderstand.
inns. i.ci mere ne a nruiich ol this asso
ciation which may call itself '.he Flower
Mission and do its Itui'imnlc work ol
carrying tlowers to the sick. Thus tin-
name, which uas pleasant associations
to many may be preserved. I earnestly
beg that this snggcslian may receive con
sideration. 1 believe this "plan would
bring many new and vigorous workei s
to the field. The work would then not
fall as it does now upon the weary shoul
ders of a few over-worked women.
In this connection let us not forget that
the Hospital, ;! well organized charity
and one -whose good work is apparent
to all calls lor our remembrance on
Thanksgiving Day. F.
Fire and Death In a Mine.
Chicaoo, November 23. An Examiner
special from Butte, Montana, says:
"Fire caught this morning in a cross cut
on the 500 foot level of the St. Lawrence
mine, nnd the draft is blowing it into the
Anaconda workings. Great volumes ol
smoke are issuing from the Anaconda
shaft. Patrick Murphv, Henrv Page.
Jerry Sullivan und Tim Kehlicr nic
known to be suffocated in the Anaconda.
A man could not live two minutes in any
part ot the mine
Fox, at his home in Easton, Pa., of which
place the deceased was a prominent law
yer. Apoplexy was thecnuse of hisdeath.
Mr. Marx left last night for the sad
The worst results are ! scene, nnd will join his wife who was vis
iting her father at the time ol" the ealam-
Hvvttaerlaud nnd Braiil. ; ity.
HfcKNK, November 23. The Federal
General at Kio Janeiro to continue with I yestcnla-v- Mn'1 t,,c muc' ,U1 already
the provisional government the relations ceased to be the buglienr it was the day
heretofore maintained with the Empire. ' before.
"The Alien Labor Law.
Washington, D. C, November 23. The
Secretary of State has referred to the
Secretary of the Treasury a letter ad
dressed by D. L. Wright, president of the
Liverpool Cotton Association to the
United States consul at Liverpool in
regard to alleged violation ot alien con
tract labor law by Towuscnil, W'ooley
mid Company of England in sending an
agent and grader lo Norfolk, Va., to
buy cotton lor them. Wright requests
to be informed if the treasury depart ment
really regards this practice as u viola
tion of law, and ii so, that the prescribed
penalty be remitted in the case ol those
men sent here from England before it
was known that their coming was pro
hibited. The ease referred to by Wright
is one of those recently referred lo the
I'nited States district attorney at Nor
folk with instructions to sue for the
recovery ol the penally of $1000 pres
cribed for violations of the labor law,
provided he is satisfied that such action
can be sustained.
Idectrlcity iocm itn Fatal Work.
Provi)i;nck, K. I., November 23.
Timothy MeCurthy, an electric light
lineman, employed by the Natragansctt
electric light company, fouled the line
wires at South Main and Colli ge streets
this af.ernoon and was instantly killed.
His body hung on the wires, and had to
be taken down by means of a ladder.
He was thirty years old and unmarried.
Melancholy Information.
Mr. W. B. Marx, of the Asheville Lum
ber and Manufacturing Company, re
ceived information bv teleirrnnh vrt.i-
fluv m,iri,,,in rf .1, . Wells, D. F. Suinmey, O. R. Jones. F
- " , . . u"iieu siuder.S. Hampton, LaFavette Robin-
death ol his (athcr-iii-law. and Mr. E. T. son. G. W. Nash. Daniel Shook. T.
Hawkins, P. Israel, W. V. Wells, M.
Plemmons. J. M. Stevens, B. A. Lorance.
Sandv Mush T. J. Ferguson, R. V.
Wells. J. H. Reynolds, L. Wells, James
Robinson, N. Bonham, R. C. Wells, Win.
Rogers. K. Reeves, J. A. Gillaspie, J. B.
Ducket, John Garrett, J C.Hill.
The labors of the day lieing accom
plished, your correspondent enioved the
The work of evaporation was rapid I kind winds which on all haniis were
Speeches by Capl. isatt Atkinson
and OtherH KcHolutioni Were
Adopted and Committee) Ap
pointed to Meet In December.
Editor Citizen: Your correspondent
enjoyed a delightful dav yesterday in
very many respects. Charming com
pany was one of them. Mr. Julius C.
Martin was his "compnguou du voyage"
almost literally, because Asheville and
Leicester seemed like two seanorts.
separated by a young ocean of mud and
But thanks to the agreeable conversa
tion ol our Iriend, and the efforts of n
strong horse, this slough of despond was
suciTsslully encountered and overcome,
and we were well repaid by ourreception.
and the pleasant friends who were ready
to welcome their guests from Asheville.
lietoie entering upon business, we oar-
took of the hospitality of Dr. I. M.
Stevens and his ercellent wife, wlio art
well known to. llleir L'ood cheer, thev so
lavishly oiler, and had our eves ida.l.
delicti by a look upon a grass nlot. in
which the doctor takes special pride.
"i mat sir,' said he, "is no better land
han ten thousand acres udioiniuir it.
and yet, here on these three acres, I have
kept tour good milch cows all summer,
mil besides at times, lour hogs, and also,
me or two colts." and vet. we could set
that the grass was still green and suc-
nlent. How we would ike to see ;.ll ol
the other ten thousand acres as good as
these three. Why can thev not be so ?
The meeting was held at what was
brmerly called Bnscoin College. The
situation was lovely, indeed, presenting
i panorama of blue mountains, with one
iivasionnllv canned with snow. AkIu--
vnle was plainly visible, and we could
scarce believe the difficulties which lay
oetween us and our home. These veri
difficulties were about lo be considered,
and how best to remove them.
.in .isseiniuy oi go .(I common sense
i.inniTs assembled in the upper room ol
the college building. Mr. B. G. Gudger
was called to the chair and Mr. Lon
Wells chosen secretary, who politely re
quested the representatives of the Press
iho were present to assist him.
Capl. Natt Atkinson was called on.
and promptly responded in his usual
happy and forcible style, showing the
people ol Leicester what had been done
tor other sections of the county in the
past by the building of the different
oranclnsof railroad now cnteriiiir Ashe
ville, by the numerous bridges that
had been erected; how they, bv taxa
tion, had helped to build liie different
State institutions at Raleigh, Morganton
and elsewhere. That during all these
years Leicester had remained silent and
had asked for nothing. He advised co
operation with adjoining townships;
showed them why it was to Asheville's
interest as a business centre to have all
parts of the county built up; that the build
ing of more railroads would increase Ashe
ville's tax assessment; that the expe
rience of past years had proven that in
creased population and property valua
tion for Asheville meant for the farmer
higher prices for his products, cheaper
necessaries of life, and a lower rate ot
The captain backed un his statements
by carefully prepared figures, showing
that taxation at the close of the war
was $1.75, but as Asheville grew
taxes in the other portions of the county
gradually decreased now it was but S3
cents on the $100.
He told them they were entitled to
better accommodations lor travel ; that
there was no reason why the count v
should refuse to grant their request lor
an appropriation to give them the rich
est township of Buncombe, the conven
iences asked for, and showed how, even
if the county voted bonds for the purpose
of improvements of this kind, it would
not increase taxation, but that the in
creased values which such improvements
would draw to this section would meet
. t li the requirements of the interest on
bonds, etc., and that there was no
reason whatever why the accommoda
tions nsked lor should not be granted to
die people of Leicester, and that in the
future, as has been demousliatcd by the
figures he had already given on Ashe
ville's increase in assessed valuations for
p 'St years, there was every reason to be
lieve that it would continue and the tax
rate ofthefarmei continue to decrease
as the wealth of Asheville increased.
Capt. Atkinson's addi ess w. s well re
ceived and was followed by a lew timely
words from Mr. J. L. Sliigle, and lie in
turn bv some practical suggestions from
Mr. Wilson Nash.
Mr. J. C. Martin was then introduced
by Mr. Lon Weils, and entertained his
audience with" a most excellent speech,
we wish we had space to report it in luli;
anything short of this would be an in
justice and so we will not attempt any
Dr. D. F. Suiumey then offered the fol
lowing resolution which was heartily
seconded and passed unanimously:
Whirca-, The townships of Leicester
and Sandy Mush have long suffered on
account of their bad facilities of traffic
and travel with the city ol Asheville, and
Whereas, These townships have al
ways paid without complaint their share
of the burden of taxation withoutevcr
having received a cent lor their develop
ment and convenience,
Therefore be ii resolved, That the
chairman of this meeting appoint fifteen
delegates Irom Leicester township,
and the same number from- the
township ol Sandy Mush to meet wflh
those sections ol Buncombe that are'
likew ise deprived of the advantages that
we feel so much the want of, in the citv
of Asheville on the first Monday of Decem-
lier next, and confer together as to what
can and shall be done to improve tile
racnns of travcland communication with
Asheville and tlu different sections of our
county, and that we demand of the au
thorities of our county such appropria
tion as will give to our sections advan
tages similar to those ihat enjoy the
blessings of railroads.
In accordance thctcwitli. the chairman
appointed ll:e lollowing committees to
which, on molion, he was himself added,
and the meeting adjourned :
For Uieesler B. G. Gudger, L. N.
lady, whose sprightly conversation ef
fectually banished the" thoughts of mud
holes and rocks, and .it dark our "Oueen i .
I":... f it llr it, - i ...
iljt oi me Yiesi was reacneii, with i
heart full of thankfulness for deliverance I
Irom "the perils ol the sea."
T. W. P.
Wm. Aiken, of Tin-: Citizkn news
rooms, left yesterday for a few days'
visit and rest at his home in Hickory.
Mrs. L. A. Frazier, the wife of Capt.
Frazicr, of Salisbury, who has many
friends here, is now at the Grand Cen
Mr. S. McClcllan, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
of the firm of McMillan, Hazer & Co., of
that place, has registered at the Grand
Mr. G. M. Hafford, a wealthy banker
of the firm of G. M. Hafford & Co., of
Fall River, Mass., has located nl the
Battery Park.
Mr. William Grozier is among the ar
rivals at Battery Park. His brother is
one ol the editors of the Sunday edition
of the New York World.
Among the ladies at Battery Park is
Miss Katherine Bcckmau, of Cleveland,
ii.:.. --.t. . . . . .
iino, w no nascome to Aslieville on ac
count ol the health of her invalid sister.
Among the arrivals at the Swannanoa
is Mr. J. O. Rookcr, who is the agent lor
the Middle and Sou! hern States of a
large canning establishment in Balti
more. Mr. and Mrs. F. F. Field, together
with their child and its nurse, are stop
ping at the Battery Park. They are
rom Brockton, Mass., and are friends of
Dr. Ripley.
Col. Thus. E. Brown has justj returned
from a two weeks visit to Salisbury,
Mocksville, and Charlotte. lie says
good business men of those places, especi
ally of Charlotte, speak very encourag
ingly ol the future ol Asheville.
Battery Park has among iisguestsMr.
jacon hcss, who hasjust returned Irom
a trip to New York, lie is a prominent
Republican of New York, where he holds
the position of subway commissioner.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown have returned
to the Swannanoa after a trip of two
weeks through South Carolina and Geor
gia. While in Augusta they stopped at
the Arlington, of which Mr. Pcllijohn,
who visited this city a short time ago, is
the proprietor.
Card From One of Our Host
Reliable Real F.state Firm-.
We publish the subjoined with the re
mark that while we do make ourselves
responsible for the justice of the article,
we did so on a general principle, the force
of which is recognized everywhere. We
did so, not referring so especially to this
place, but recalling what we had read n
day or two previous as affecting another
prosperous town in this State with dis
astrous effect. It would seem by the ex
ample given by the correspondent to
whom t.nyn & West refer that there
was at least one divcrson ol investment
from this place by what were deemed cx-
ccssnc valuations. At the same time we
arc free to say that there has been n
steady continuous rise in values here, de
monstrating that prices put on property
were not too high.
Asiikvii.i.k, X. C X iveniber 23.
Editor Citizen : In behalf of real es
tate owners, and respectable real estate
agents of Asheville, we (eel impelled to
answer a couiniiniiealioii in this morn
ing's Citizkn, which vou sanction bygiv-
ing it a display heading "S id Advice."
The statement in said article that Ashe
ville real estate men double or treble
prices us soon as they see a snceial thinn
4 is wanted is totally untrue, so far as this
nrm is concerned, as our printed lists
show printed prices also. We think
other firms here follow the same prac
tice. Real estate owners price their land
at prices they hope to realize, and our
".i uuiipii mi uvi-ivc years past con
vinces us that the hopes ol Asheville real
estate owners have been well founded,
and more than realized in the steady ad
vance of values during that period." dur
ing which we have seen values appreci
ate twenty times over in some cases.
No amount of berating ol values through
the medium of your vultied pa per can per
suade the people ol Asheville to mark
down the prices of their properly at this
t he most encouraging stage of Asheville's
progress. One effect such communica
tions may have, if endorsed by you, as
heretofore; strangers, ignorant "alike ol
values and prices, and of the good rea
sons upon which the latter are based,
may he deterred Irom making invest
ments, upon which result all are to be
congratulated v. ho take pleasure in the
same. Gwvn c Wkst.
What he Hecsi What he Hears,
and What he Hays About It.
The dexterity with which an Asheville
belle crosses one of" the knec-deep-with-!
mud highways is remarkable. She looks
; neither to the right nor to the left, but
! dives straight forward and u-ains tin. ,,.
The guests at Battery Park are think-1 posile side without uetlimr a Heck of, h-
red el.iy on her gown or her shoes to
speak of.
ing a testimonial to Mr. Loonns, its nt
fablc and courteous clerk. They think
his tourist-like propensities should be en-
eouarged and more (retpicn -y should he
iiven to the trips which have afforded
him a much needed recreation and been
of great benefit to his health.
Gen. Geo. B. Smythe, a prominent law
yer, of'Ncwark, Ohio, has registered nt
the Grand Central. He owns considera
ble property in Cherokee county. It was
the title to the same property which was
in question in the Junuluskn suit which j
was tried in the l-edtral court, and which
Gen. Smythe won.
Mrs. Martinot, together with Miss
Martinot anil Ivrmaid, arrived at Bat
tery Park vesterdnv. Miss Martinot
has made quite a reputation from the j
The telegraph office here needs reform
ing. The addle-brained boy who receives
messages by telephone keeps customers
waiting his pleasure, sometimes fifteen or
twenty minutes. The delivery boy says
when he considers a message important
betakes it to the office promptly. The
forwarding and delivery of messages by
this office is lamentably deficient.
Young men. don't you go and get the
gold lever and rush to Montgomery
county, thinking you will pickup three
pound nuggets as did one old miner the
other day. You will certainly sret left it
you do. Mining requires experience the
vivacious and spritling way in which she ! Si""e "s ''"'-v otlR'r business. Gold levers
has played the leading soubrelte part in j arc ''estructive to many a career.
the comic tqicrns as rendered bv the best !
companies such as Met aid's, Casino, etc. i 1 """m "' l" the consumptive
Mr. E. Green, of New York, is stopping
at Battery Park. He ts tn the real estate I ,
nusiness Willi ins tirotiur in New York
and is studying Asheville real estate with
the idea of working investments. The
climate seems to have benefitted himeon-
suW-iUv for l. he , ,;,.,! .-i.- .., 1.. 1..
' ' .... i V. 1 , ,
' i. i nine some goon llociors
who know how to manage the disease.
We wonltl say to
coming here that the climate of Asheville,
while the best in the land for pulmonary
diseases, will not alone effect a cure. The
j treatment ol the disease is even a more
! essentia! factor in recovery than simply
; climate. The patients who appreciate
'' this fact are likely to improve the uuick-
hcard of The Citizen, and made his ac
knowledgements therefor, and then good
fortune still attending him, was blessed
with the company of a charming young
one week. He intends to stay ten months
longer. By that time he will be able to
play centre rush over either the Yale or
Harvard loot ball leani.
Several good street crossings were laid
down yesterday, and we hope soon to
learn that a very serious subject of com
plaint is removed.
Sunday school at Central Melhodisf
church at 9.30 o'clock a. in. Preaching
at 1 1 o'clock a. m. and at 7.30 o'clock
). in. by the pastor Rev. G. C. Rankin.
Divine service at North Asheville M.
E. Cl..'rch, South, Sunday morning at
11 o'clock. Riverside n' 7.30 p. m. Sun
day school at both churches at 3 o'clock
ii. m. Everybody invited to attend.
We are informed that the electric rail-!
way extension from court square to the I
intersection of Charlotte and Chestnut
streets only awaits the stretching of the
wires lo be ready for use. That will In
affected early next week, and then n
most valuable addition will have been
made to our street railway system. !
We thank our friend of the Charlotte tei'l free, breathe the breath of freedom
Democrat for the liberal use he has made j il tor one day only.
of the columns of The Citizen, a fact Let the stores and other places of busi
which we gratefully appreciate. While ncss all lie closed on thanksgiving day.
making our acknowledgements, we hope j 707ilie Hospital,
we will not lie considered captious when ! The contributions of fruits, vegetables
we remind the Democrat that in its last j and flowers solicited in yesterday's Cm
issue he ascrilics one of our articles to ZEN for the purpose of decorating -Trinity
"Asheville letter" instead of Citizen; a Episcopal church for Thanksgiving Dnv
;lve the Itovw a Holiday.
There is a class of men, young men all
of them, with hearts bounding with all
the fresh impulses of youthful blood,
with natures responsive to every appeal
from all dial makes life bright and en
joyable, yet w lioday nftcrdny and month
after month through the long slow going
year, must submit to the stern lot of
their necessities, must see the gay crowd
sweep by their doors without liberty to
join in its pleasures, must see the gleam
ol the bright sunshine light up the outer
world without the ability to leave the
tlark shades of their close places of busi
ness, must hear the refreshing breeze
sweep by w ithout the pow er to inhale its
I outdoor sweetness, must "sit on their
I benches" chained like the galley slave to
ine oar, wiuie me line oi me sweeps on
its rapid current, varying and changing,
and bringing new pictures to nil but
Turn out the clerks for one day's romp,
if they will romp; turn them out to the
streets, to the woods, to the mountains,
to the roads, anywhere where they will
Able Speeches on Behalf of the
state and the Defence The Ver.
diet a Surprise MauslauKhter
Was All That was F.xpected.
The whole of yesterday was occupied
by arguments of counsel and charge of
Promptly at 9.30 o'clock, Mr. J. M.
Gudger opened for the defense, und was
followed by his colleague, Captain M. E.
Carter. Both of these gentlemen made-'
able arguments, and took advantage of
every possible point in the evidence,
which could he!ptheir elient's cause.
Their speeches took up the forenoon
and after the recess, Mr. E. D. Carter
closed the State. His address was a
most telling one, indeed. He made a
strong point ol that portion of the
prisoner's s-.ntenieiit.jbiouglit out by the
cross examination, and which was" not
published in our columns of yesterday,
Ihat he had taken hold of his knife, and
called deceased a liar, exnectinir that
iiis epithet would cause deceased to
strike him. This admission seemed to
us to be the turning point in the case,
and the solicitor made good use of it
before the jury.
His Honor began his charge at 4.30
o'clock, and made it carefully, avoiding
any suggestion that could lie thought
calculated to influence the jury on any
matter of (act, and giving them the law
in a manner clear, concise und impartial.
The case wasgiven to thejuiy about
fi.30, and a few minutes before 8 o'clock
the ringing of the court house bell sum
moned a large and anxious crowd to
hear the verdict. The jury, however,
handed the judge the following written
question :
"II. alter the defendant was stricken
while sitting on the wagon by the de
ceased, and then the defendant entered
the light with the open knife, would that
be murder?"
We did not hear the reply of the court,
but Irom conversation with one of the
jurors we learn that he said:
"If he willingly entered the fight with
his weapon prepared it would be murder,
although he had been stricken first."
The jury then retired again, and after
a lapse ot scarce five minutes re-entered
the box and announced that thev had
agreed on their verdict.
Col. J. M. Israel was their foreman,
and in answer to the awful question of
the clerk, said that the prisoner was '
guilty of the felony and murder as
charged in the bill of indictment.
The jury were then polled, and each re
peated for liimsell the drendfui word
"guilty," while the countenance of each
showed that he fully realized the respon
sibility of his situation and of his words.
From an intimate acquaintance with
each man of this jury, and, in some cases,
for many years, we say without hesita
tion that twelve men more absolutely
conscientious cannot be assembled in any
county, and yet we must add that we
cannot concur in their finding. The un-
.... .unci,, iiwiinciue was tne result ot a
fight in which the prisoner was terribly
beaten by a ni.in larger than himself.
One of the witnesses testified thafoneof
Lunsl'ord's blows would certainly have
knocked Fore down, had not Lunsford
held him up with his left hand while he
struck him with his right."
We must think that but for the unfor
tunate statement of the prisoner above
referred to, the verdict would have been
manslaughter. We think this what the
community expected. While at Leicester
yesterday, we met many men who lived
in close proximity to the scene of the fa
tal encounter, and not one expressed anv
other idea to us than that it should be
manslaughter. One man asked our opin
ion. We replied : "It will be manslaugh
ter, but of so aggravated a character
that the judge will give him the full ex
tent of the law." "No," was the reply,
"the sentence will be a lenient one, be
cause both men were to blame in the
light." 1'uder these circumstances we
are naturally surprised and distressed at
the verdict, and are ready to recommend
such commutation as the Governor in
his mercy may sec fit to extend to this
unhappy man.
htpsua tentmc, probably.
Mr. William Haughton, late of Char
lotte, the newly appointed express agent
tor this city, has arrived and enteral
are to be sold for the benefit of the Hos
pital or given to the Hospital. Any
donations intended for this purpose
should lie left at Mr. S. R. Kepler's
grocery store by Tuesday.
upon his duties. He comes highly en
dorsed nnd justly so. He is of a well
known family, being a son of Mr. John
H. Haughton, a distinguished lawyer of
Chatham county, where he acquired a I
State reputation. He removed to New-!
Derne late in me wnere needed. Vte be- in the 3th year of his age. Funeral ser
speak for Mr. Haughton the good will of i vices will be held at the residence on
our citizens, with the assurat.ee that he J Monday at 2 o'clock. Interment at
will win and deserve their confidence. Columbus, Ohio.
At the residence of his parents, on Mer
nmon avenue, last night, nt about 12
o'clock, of consumption, Mr. H. Clay
Maddux, son of Lewis Madddux. Esu..
An Krror.
In yesrerday morning's notice under
the head of "Prepare for Thanksgiving,"
there was an error insomuch as relates
to the disposition of the offerings of the
"fruits of the earth" as contributed to
the offerings for the occasion at the FZpis
eopal church. It was stated that "after
the services all such gifts as are suitable
will be sold or distributed for the benefit
of the poor members of the parish."
There was the mistake. Such will be
sent as usual to the Hospital for the ben
efit of the patients there.
And we may remind our readers that
Thanksgiving Day, when all hearts are,
or ought to le, full of gratitude for bless
ings received and enjoyed, istheday when
the Hospital, the tyie ol human suffering
nnd destitution, should be remembered
by every body. Such memory is putting
thanksgiving into concrete form, making
it real and practical, not selfish or senti
mental. Let the festivities of Thanksgiving Day
be closely and practically associated with
duly lo the needy and suffering.
An electric light 'blazed up most unex
pectedty to us last night at the corner of
Charlotte and Chestnut street. Its use
ful location was apparent. Those
hitherto dark streets were lighted nearly '
to their full length This is the beginning
of the addition to the pole lights resolved
upon some time sira.-e.

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