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) .- - ' . c v. C THE DAILY CITIZEN ATTVTT DAILY CITI BOARDING, WANTS,' For Rent, and Lost Notice , three lines or leas, 25 Cents fur each insertion. Delivered to Vim torn in nny pnrt of tin Citj one Mmitli ""' Two Week, or less tine. H VOLUME V. ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1889. NUMBER 197. ZEN SOUTH CAROLINA. (iOV. RICIURIINON'H ANNI'AI, .tn:ssA;i-:. The Hlate Itebt Uneilinii-The Color I.lne on Knilrctad Traiim Tlie Mattle FlaitH or Hie Con federacy. Colcmiiia, S. C, November '27. Gov ernor Richardson submit ted his annual message to tin- Legislature today con cerning the settlement of the State debt, known ns the lirown Consols, amounting tonbout six million of dollars hearing si per cent, interest, payable semi-annti-nlly, and maturing July 1, 1S03. The governor suggests that the Legislature pass an act authorizing tin iss'.eof bonds nnrl stock interchangeable, one tor the other, as is the ease with Itrown consols, bearing tour per cent, interest pcrnimum, payable semi-annually it: such amount ns can be exchanged lor Brown consols, said bonds and stock to be issued during the venr 1800. and to mature in lift v venrs. As an inducement to holders of the lirown consols to exchange them lor four per cent, bonds, the governor sug gests that the treasurer be authorized to pay the difference in interest from the date of exeeutioti up to the date of ma turity oftheHrown consols, which is July 1803, in cash: ami if the new bonds cannot Ik-exchanged at par, then to au thorize them to be exchanged at a less sum, but in no case at less than 07 dol lars per hundred. Thcdilfcrcuee between the sum for which the new bonds are sold nnd par value should also be paid in cash If oni the fund appropriated for the purpose, as it would make the new bonds and slock more desirable as an in vestment if prompt .tnd certain p-iynicnt ol interest was assured. The governor recommends that in addition to the guarantee now given by the State to se cure the payment ol pi ineipal and inter est of the Itrown consols, that the phos phate royalty received by the State be pledged to, and si t apart for that put pose also. This royalty yielded to the State last year $213,005, a sum nearly etpial to the whole amount of the annual interest of the propositi new issue of se curities. The supply of phosphates is practically inexhaustible, and the de mand for it in the crude state, as well as f -r manufactured products by the agricul tural industry of the world is growing daily. In regard to the popular agita'.ion now in progress for srpara'c aecoinmo tions for the whites and blacks on the railro id trains, t he Govt nun sues: "It is a matter 'it general inform lion, that in response to an urgent public de mand, sev: nil of the railroads entering Columbia provided separate but equal accommodations tor pnsscngets of the two races during the recent State lair, and that the experiment proved notably successful, causing no Irictiou or com plaint, but conducing instead in an eminent degree to the pleasure and com fort of excursionists. There is no icusou why this temporary regulation should not be made permanent to the joint ad vantage of tile railroads and traveling public. The intermix! ure ol passengers of both races in the same railroad coaches or compartments is frequently attended by unpleasant incidents which could be prevented by the provision of separate accommodations; anil to this accommodations being made eipial in character, there could be no objection by thoughtful persons of either race. I con sider it my duty to present these con sideration!) to the general assembly for such action as may be deemed advisable and proper, and to urge that, as a pre liminary step to the settlement of this pressing question, the general statutes be carefully amended in order that com mon carriers may be relieved of dis abilities under which they have oVcn placed by those who no longer represent the State, anil that the reform, which is demanded by public sentiment may not be further impeded." The law which the Governor desires to have amended is tlx civil lights law enacted by the republicans, previous to 1870, and which declared that any cor poration making discrimination in the matter of accommodations, etc., on ac count of race or color shall forfeit i'.s charter. I'tider tile hea l ol "militia," the Gov ernor makes the tollowing recommenda tion : "1 would earnestly bring t.i your at tention the propriety of collecting for preservation the battered h-.tta- ll.,gs of the companies, battalions, and regiments of the State. These signs represent the honor an I valor of our people, and the State should take care that they are rev erently preserved as honorable memori als of gallant and sell sacrificing devotion of her sons. Let her request the veterans of the confederate army and navy to send the battle scarred flags to the in spector general's department to be care fully preserved in the capitol in appro priate cases, where they will bear silent testimony to the luroism with which the sous of Carolina vindicated her honor, nmlj the self sacrifice with which they Inidilown their lines in her defense. 1 recommend a small appropriation to carry out this suggestion and secure the safety and preservation of the Hags." CHICAGO RKVIKW, HuMliiean In the Grain Center Iur. Iui YeMterday'H HeHSlon, Chicago, November 27. Wheat fair trade and the feeling little unsettled. The market opened up very strong and the prices Uc.n'TsC. lugner. a later decline oi lvc. fcir l)eccmler,and a4C.a7c. for May. The market ruled easy and closed lower for May than closing figures on change yesterday. Com Yerv little interest was mani fested in this' market, trading lieing light and almost entirely local with fluctua tions limited to Vic. range. The simu lative market ojieiied a shade above the closing prices of yesterday, was lirm for the most of the session, receded tritle, be came dull and lifeless and closed slightly higher than yesterday. Oats were quiet and without any im portant features. (Juiet and steady fell ing prevailed. Mess pork was comparatively lightly traded in und there were no particular changes to uo'e. Lard trading was exceedingly limited, nnrl nrices were without nialerialchangc Short ribs only moderate trade and no particular change to note. Bond onertnttM. Washington, November 27. Itond offer ings to-day aggregated $21 1.850; all ac cepted at i.t)5;1t lor four jwr cents, and 1.27 for four and a halls. The Ollphant Kntate nettled. London, Novemlier 27. The plan of cumpnign has collapsed on the (Jliphaut estate, Ireland. Sixty of the tenants have paid in lull the amounts due from them, besides the costs ol litigation ngaiust them THIS I'OSMOHOI.IT AN. ; What an Old Club Man of New York Saytt About It. ! Club life in Ashevillc has assumed pro portions which threaten to make the city quite celebrated in this respect. It is an institution of which we may justly he proud and which, has excited not only local pride, but is pointed to by onr visi tors as something remarkable for so small a place. A dinner was given to Col. Fiucke, u prominent New Yorker, by Mr. Martin yesterday at the Cosmo politan Club, in order to introduce hint to some of our influential citizens. The Club had a very appreciative guest, one who has that taste and discrimination which only belongs to the thorough man of the world, and which can be best ac quired in that most cosmopolitan of all cities, New York. The Colonel expresses himself in the most enthusiastic and glowing terms about this Club. He says: "I have been a club man for the past twenty-five years, and a member ol the three most prominentclubs in Brook lyn, and 1 can say from actual exjieiieticc that there is no town of twice the size of Asheville, north of Mason anil Dixon's line, in the Middle or Eastern Slates, which can support a club like this. The steward was the second steward in my own club and the meal furnished us could not be surpassed by 00 per cent, ol those which I have had at the various clubs in New York and Brooklyn, lam pcncctly willing to be quoted us saying this. It was a perfect revelation to me. It is the best proof the city can give ol the pu-h and enterprise of its citizens. It speaks well lor the quality of the people who live in Ashe ville, that there is so much taste and cul tivation here, that men not only desire but require a club, which gives them all the benefits of home life. Then it is u disseminator of ideas and a protuotor ol social intcrcouse. There you meet able, intelligent men, who are up on all the questions of the day, and you can ac quire the most valuable kind of informa tion. No curd playing for money, noth ing objectionable, a place where one can bring his wife, it is an utter marvel how Ashevillc can support a club of so hih a type. "It is only another evidence to nit that there is more go here than in any other place of its size, and if any young man of twenty-five should ask niv ad vice, I should s-.y. 'You will find a belter and more promising opening in Asheville than in any town in the West.' I have become infatuated with the place itself and the active, energetic, progressive and aggressive plans and enterprises of its citizens, and you need not be surprised if you hear of my settling here pcrtna nciitlv before long." RAII.KOAI) I riCMS. Annual Meeting: of the W. N. C. R. K. HtockholderM. The annual meeting of I he stockholders of the W. N. C. railroad for the election of otlieers was held ill the depot yester day morning. The following officers were elected : Col. A. B. Andrews, presi dent: Col. Coxe. vice president; Mr. (leo. I'. Irwin, secretary and treasurer. The board of directors who were elected consisted of the above gentlemen together with Col. Wm. Anderson, Mr. Samuel Wiley, Mr. J. E. Rankin and four gentle men from New York, whose names have not ye been learned With regard to the Charleston. I'inein cinnati and Chicago railroad, Col. Coxe says: "I have been ivorkin-.r with all my might and main lor the last two or I hire years to push my road through from Yancey and Mitchell counties. Three hundred anil fifty nrilcs of the road is a eertaintv. The twenty-five miles between Rutherford and Marion has now a large force of men at work on it. and we tire rapidly pushing it through. From Ruth erford to Minneapolis, on the Clinch river, everything is as good .as paid for, the money is ready, and thccontractsarc made. Ifwegcttothe Clinch river we will strike the coal In-ds, ami from there on to within fifty miles of the Ohio there is nothing but coal. We intend in this way to luruish coal to the citizens of Asheville more cheaply, and we can make from live to eight hours quicker time to Cincinnati. The main line would he tap ped near Burnsville to muke ucoimection with Asheville, and if Buncomlw county can make a contract for a branch : road to Asheville for $100,(100. it hud better do it pretty quick, for the Three C's is a fixed fact, and it wilt be built quick." THE Y. M. C. A. ThaiikHtctvluic Service Informal Keceptlon. The very attractive rooms of the Young Men's Christian Association, at 26 Pnt ton avenue, are now ready for occu pancy. The first gathering in the rooms will very appropriately be a Thanksgiving service which will Ire held in the parlors to-night at 8 o'clock, for men only. There will be plenty of singing and a short talk. All men are cordially invi ted to lie present. The rooms will lie oiened on Friday evening hy an informal reception to which invitations have been issued. Commencing Saturday morning the rooms will he open cack week-day from 9 a. m to 10 p. ni. All visitors to the I rooms will be cordially welcomed by the association. Dairymen's Meeting. There will be a meeting of Dairymen for the purpose of forming an association at the Banner warehouse, in Asheville, on Saturday, December 7. TWO HI'NDKKD AM) ISINKTV KIX HOl Si:t lll'KNKU. A Plucky l,!ttle Newspaper Or den Already (;iveii for New BuildliiKH Help for She ItlHlrcttN ed Couilnu In. Lynn, Mass., Novemlier 27. Revised figures of the buildings destroyed, so far. as now known: 42 brick I uildings, 112 wooden houses and factories, 112 dwel ling houses. One hundred and sixty-two families arc homeless, and eighly-seven shoe manufacturing establishments are wipetl tint. The city is to-day well patrolled by the militia, six companies, 25o men in all. being on duty. The men are stationed at the entrances of the ruined streets, barring all approach to the burned dis trict. Guards are stationed at stores that are partially cleaned out, to prevent thieves from taking what is left. No one is permitted to pass the guards without a permit from the nty clerk. Through the associated charities, many families were tarnished lodging last night in rooms hired at lodging ami dwelling houses, and rations of hot soup, crackers and bread are being served to all in need of food. As soon as some plan for as sistance can be devised, the work of pro viding lor the destitute families will pro gress rapidly ; as yet, no fatalities have been reported, which is a pleasing feature of the terrible conflagration. At 2 o'clock this morning the fire ap paratus from Huston and other places out of town, limbered up and took their departure. Ucry train brings hundreds of visitors to view the ruins. Nearly all the leading business men are waiting lor the bricks to cool, and speci fications for new buddings tire at this writing, in order. (In the site of many principal business offices tnav lie found small wooden structures with their signs out. The Lynn Daily Item was the first to erect its little 7x0 office. On the site of many ol I he principal business ollices in i.v be found small wooden structures with their signs out, "Daily Item office all ready for busi ness.'' At 12.2(1 p. m. Mayor New-hull called to order a meeting in the mayor's loom of those citizens desirous of aiding the sullercrs. Thcic were present between fifty and sixty of Lynn's most prominent men. Telegrams offering assistance in cash or anything else were received from the mayors of Haverhill. Huston, Lau rence, Hrackton and from a number of the neighboring towns. A committee was appointed to go over 1 he ground ami make a report of the probable loss. number r i people ait deprived oteiuploynient, and some time will claps1 bcibre they can get work again. Manufacturers who have been burned out will scatter to the surround ing towns and will be some time finding shops, so that the demand for stock and inachinei y will be gradual. As the shoe trade manufacturers were milking many spring goods, but were shipping from day to day, not a very large stock of manufactured shoes was burned. T. W. Ilrced. who lost the largest of his three factories says : "Most of the manufac turers will rebuild here and before ninny months we shall see the city as prosper ous as before the tire Huston, November 27. The Lynn fire apparently caused but little stir among shoe and feather men at the Boston ex change to-day, though it was a fruitful tilt me for conversation. The general im pression secn-.ed to be that the tire would cause little disturbance in the hoot and shoe or leather market. A meeting ot citizens was held this afternoon. Mayor Hart presiding, to take action for the re lief of the sufferers by the Lynn fire. A relief committee consisting of a number of prominent citizens was appointed and $5,050 subscribed on the spot. A Steamer oe AHhore. Ni:v Yokk, November 27. The fol lowing dispatch wtis received from Sandy Hook at 8.47 o'clock p. in. The lile saving station at Long Hranch reports that a su'.-imcr came ashon- near the West haul hotel. Long Hrnuch, at ( o'clock p. ni. Ivlcvcn drowned, four saved. Vessel gone to pieces, Samiv Hook, N. J., November 27, 111 30 p. in. The vessel wrecked at Long Hranch proves not to be a steamer, as previously reported. It is tlie German bark 'loaded wit h empty oil barrels and rags. Ivlevcn of the crew were drowned and four were saved. The name of the hark has not yet been learned. An AHHlicuee Renin". New Yokk, November 27. Jas. Mar tin, assignee of Guv C. Ilotchkiss, Field it Co., has resigned and Donald & Tan eey, has been appointed in bis place. Ill resigning Martin says that he was una ble to agree with Mrs. Florence C Flynn executrix, of the will of Maurice H. Flynn, concerning the ownership of a certain street railway anil electric light lines in Richmond. Yn. Mrs. Flynn claims that the propei ty belongs to the estate of her husband, and be and Chas. H. Field surviving partner claim that it is part of the assets of the firm. Mrs. Flynn states her willingness to apply the property to the payment of debts of the firm, but wishes first to put it on n sound financial basis. Martin is satisfied that it will require at least $100,000, and states that he hasnotany assets, and that Mrs. Flynn will not ad vance a cent while he is assignee. Mo Paper Friday Morning. To-day being" Thanksgiving day, and our force all having hearts too gratefully inclined to Seud the thanksgiving hours in work for the next morning, there will be no paper issued from this office to morrow. MaNHachuMettM' Official Vote. Boston. Mass., Novemlier 27. The official figures of the vote at the State election are as follows: For governor, Hrackct, rep.. 127,357; Russel. deni., 120.4S2: Hlacknicr, pro., 15.10K. For lieutenant governor, Haile, rep., 132,821 ;Corcornn, clem., 112,030; Slur tevnnt, pro., 12,715. These figures give Brnekctt a plurality of 6 875. Haile has a plurality of 2()', 701, or a majority of 8.035. Hrackett failed of n majority by about 8,208. The vote lor other State officers avera ged about 131 ,000. giving them plurali ties ol atiout o.uoo. He Leaven the Conxremi. Washincton, Novemlier 27. A letter was read in the International American Conference to-dav from Lnfavettc Kod- rigues l'ercira, one of the delegates from Brazil, announcing with regret that he ti-lt unable to continue to act as a dele gate owing to the changed condition of affairs ill his country. The day was de voted to the discussion of the proposed rules of procedure. OlIDM AND F.NItg. j Mr. I'. A. Demens has issued a neat little card to his patrons, announcing I that his works will be formally opened I on Friday November 29th at fine p. m., j and requesting the honor of their pres ence. Don't forget the masquerade carnival at the rink to-night, when you may gain a prize for the best costume and win the admiration of all beholders with the wonderful figure you cut on rollers. Only beware of the floor in your evolutions. It is said to lie quite hard. At the news stand nt Battery Park it is learned that the number of Citizkns sold to guests is three times as large asit was last year. The sales have regularly increased every mouth, and, when the winter season is in full blast, they say they expect to sell from 75 to j. '.O Citi zkns a day. At.last a glee club is in process of or ganizalion, and the balmy air will be laden with sweet strains which will no longer proceed only from the Asheville band, or from that drug store, where the dulcet notes of the falsetto drive the be lated wanderer to his home, and arouse every cat in the neighborhood to a friendly rivalry and emulation. Ha ! There is old I'ncle. He thinks he has ii new scheme. "Wall; dry for a cent." he cries, and shoves a plank across the street. What a business he would have, if only there was such a man, but there isn't. And yet many would pat ronize him. Better pay a cent for a good crossing than imperil both soul and soles. Watch that crossing. Here they come. Slap! Hang! And those number tens cross the perilous sea of mud and water, leaving their foot prints on the mud ol Asheville. Daintily arched feet shrink and tremble when they see the danger, but one little coquettish look to the right am! left, a gasp and an oh!, their pretty owner is over, and the loungers on the street corners return to their business with a sigh of regret. Hurrah for thanksgiving! The tnrkey has been shorn of his splendor to grace the festive board. Old chanticleer'snnm bers are thinned and our chances for a good night's rest are improved. From editor to devil, 'dyspepsia will claim its own. and our great and glorious grand mother will sit by our couches and keep ns company through the long, dreary hours, ere we hail the dawn with a sigh of relief. Processions ofslaughtered fowl will haunt our slumbers, but what of this, it is a day of thanksgiving and thanks we will give. Who said there was rich soil, which would well repay cultivation, on the sidewalks? Asheville has any quantity of get-up and go about it, but still the utilitarian theory has not reached such a stage, that speculators are thinking of raising corn crops on the pavements, al though we have heard of one real estate speculator who is so keen, that they say he would like to secure options for thirty days on the churches, so that he might realize a percentage on the minister's sal ary to whom he might offer the position of incumbent. When a man is on trial for his life, no one should withhold their testimony. They may think that they can add noth ing to what is already known, but theirs might be the missing link in the chain of evidence. Several young men refrained from letting people know that they had been witnesses of the fight when William Fore killed Amos Luiisford, Such action is very blame-worthy, and would be se verely criticised by those who desire just ice to be fairly meted out and realize the importance of having all the witnesses of such ii scene relate what they have seen and heard to the jury. Apropos of the number of hotels which arc in process of erection or are only be ing built on paper is the remark of Mr. A. Loomis, the obliging clerk at Battery Dark. "II all the people came to Ashe ville whose let ters 1 have answered, ami whom I have sent circulars in the last mouth, they could not find room enough in this place to hold them. This will give you an idea of the great number of inquiries which are made at this hotel alone, and what must it be if we take into consideration the other hotels and boarding houses. There is room for sev eral first class hotels here and patronage enough to till them." The bite fire at Lynn, which wiped out so much valuable property, was a great surprise to Mr. Waldo Chase, a recent ar rival in this city, who is stopping nt Battery I'ark. ' Why," said he, "I was in Lynn several weeks ago. The rattle and hum of the machinery echoed along the streets. All was business, activity and bustle. Millions of investments in manufacturing industries were repre sented there. One, I remember, was the electric plant of the Thomas Houston Company. There were 2,700 men em ployed in it, and they worked both day and night, relieving each other at inter vals of eight hours each. This fire will undoubtedly Ik- a great blow to the in dustries there, and 1 was very sorryto learn of it in this morning's Citizen. Drownlnx In Florida. A Florida correspondent writes us as follows from Island Grove, under date of November 23 : Editor Citizen: Last night about 7 o'clock Chas. I'ugh, Daniel Watkins, Jim Turner nnd Washington Harris, all col ored, attempted to cross Orange Lake in a small row boat, which upset about mid-way the lake, drowning Chas. Pugh and Daniel Watkins; the two latter were rescued after an hour's stay in the water. The men had been drinking nnd were em ployed on Muj. G. K. Fairbank s orange grove. V. J. B. CLIMATE OR SCENERY? WHAT IS IT THAT ATTRACTS PKOPI.lv TO A8HKVII.I.I-:? A Reporter of the citizen CetH I he Views of Some of Our Leading PhvHlclaiiM I poll 'I hit Mooted QueMtlon. It was at a dinner the other (lav at the Battery Park hotel, that a very interest ing question wiis introduced and argued pro and con with great he.it nnd vehe mence. Does Asheville owe its growth tu invalids, or better yet, is the patron age of the hotels due to the invalids and the people they bring with them, that is, to the health-giving climate of AslieviMe, or is it due to the gantleuraud attractive ness of our scenery? In delense of the latter view it was stated that only five per cent of the people at Battery Park were invalids. The party finished their coffee and pushing back their chillis ad journed to the office lor ii quiet smoke, where they met Dr. S. Wcstray Ilatt.c. Immediately they surrounded and be sieged him with questions. He laughed very good naturcdly and wailed torn lull in the war of words in order to make his views known. "Why, certainly, it is the climate that brings people here. Only a tew tourists and shooting parties put up at the hotels for motives of pleasure. Stand hcreand notice the people as I point them out. There is a small, fragile lady sitting bv that window. Her physician sent her here for her health and the consequence is that her husband comes with her. Would he be in Ashevillc. if it were not for that? Look at that distinguished man just coming out of the parlor. He llas been to the south of France and in every part of I-airope, and has finally lo cated in Asheville. There is a case in point. Here is one invalid ami in conse quence a family of four people has been brought into this hotel. So I could point out to you numbers of people without taking a single step to look lor them, but 1 must be going into niv dinner, and will have to ask you to excise inc." And the doctor listened tothevoiceof the terrapin and obeyed its call. On the board walk, winding down the hillside. Dr. W. I). Hilhard was met. He fairly shouted when the question was propounded to him : "Scenery be hanged ! It is the climate that induces people to come hcie. 1 would wager that four-fifths ol the visi tors are brought here because there is an invalid in the family. I know it to be so. Last summer there was a family of seven people at the Swannanoa. Do you think they came for the scenery? Pshaw! That's nonsense. They came be cause the pater familias was sick and this was the only place where he could be benefitted. That was the reason they came. Wasn't there any other place where Yanderbilt could erect a line house? Its absurd to say that he could find no other place where the scenery was fine enough. He came here during the winter and found the climate was jusl the tiling for him and his family, and very sensibly he decided to stay here. No, I say give the devil his dues. It is the climate and not the scenery every time." Off sauntered the doctor to his patients and a new victim was spietl coming down Patton avenue. Helter-skelter, pell-mell, the crowd rushed down the in cline and button-holed poor Dr. Bur roughs. "Now we have you. Out with it Doc tor." "Out with what ? 1 haven't done any thing I am ashamed of." "We are not so sure about that. Ila! ha! But tell us whet tier you think it is the scenery or the climate that attracts visitors to Asheville and what part the invalid plays in bringing them here." "Aha! So that is what you ate after. Well, I don't think that is a hard riddle to solve. It is the health-giving, invig orating, stimulating air of ours that causes the rush. I can't see how any one could maintain that the reason lor people flocking to Asheville was the scen ery. Of course it is beautiful, superb, and bard to be equaled anywhere. Hut you can find scenery just as fine in other parts of the United Stales, and in places lying around here, notably tlr; While Sulphur Springs, etc. This, therefore, would not account for the special popu larity of Asheville. It is the pure, dry climate. One woman said to me 'it is a tonic,' another 'it affects me like wine.' The special feature is thenseptic property of the air. It is free from blood-poison ing and disease prodiicinggerins. Opcr- ations can lor this reason be performed here which could not be performed with equal success in the foul, foggy atmos-j phere of Baltimore, .New lorn, una otner large cities. If a physician takes a pa tient away from Asheville to oicratc 011 them it is because he lacks nei ye, for he could find no spot more favorable in this respect. A fact was told me the other day by a farmer which well illustrates this point. He killed a heifer and hung it up for several weeks and declared the meat grew sweater every day, and yet j f Asheville, A. II. Jones & Son, A. Whit no salt was used or anything else which 1 1((t.k A Mt,al.Si Asheville Dry Goods would be apt to keep it from Oemgi tainted. In wliat otlicr place could litis be done ? "You say that only five per cent, of the people at Battery Park are invalids? Well, that may be so and still not affect A..,4- 14- ie ..tll..,l II, 'It , , . o clock. The collection will be appro consumption is herediturv. Thciioctors , , ,. , , 1 ,. pnated to the church orphanage and the ICUUtt LIII9 Hill, 11111 BU HI, ov.... down here who are apparently healthy hut who would ultimately iret eonsitmn-1 tion if it was not for the preventive ... qualities of this climate. Sensible people are not going to run any risks nudsoj they come to Asheville and fill up our hotels and boarding houses instead of taking their chances elsewhere. If you don't believe this, take me as an exan -pie. When I first came to Ashevillc I weighed 117 pounds and had frequent hemorrhages, and now I weigh 1H7 pounds and wouldn't trade places with any healthy man here. I look sickly, don't 1? Ha! h;'! Settle the question ;ts you will, boys, lint take tny word for it that sci nei v plays as big a part in bringing visitors to Asheville. as this rain does in keeping the streets clean." III.OWINC KOCK, New ChureheH to he Huill at ThlH 'Popular Iti Hiirt, We tiike pleasure in giving such pub licity as lies in onr power to the two fol lowing articles from the Lenoir Topic. The proposition indi, ,-ites a degree i f spiritual wants greater than we sup posed to exist in a place so prominent for such length of time as a health re sort. We think that ns soon as these wants are lairly brought to public no tice there will be general iictivitng to sup ply them. The Topic says: We uiidersi and that a number of prominent Methodists from different portions of the Stale, who spent the last summer al Blowing Roek. have decided to build a handsome Methodist church at that delight I'ul summer resort. Aside from t he religious aspect of the matter, the building al that point ot churches bv thc different denominations will add much to the attractiveness of Hlowinu Koek. It is proposed also to move Flat Top Baptist church up into town that is to build a new church for the old con gregation. Anil of the lipiscopal church, the Topic says : As will be seen from the following ap peal which is being published and which has been sent to Tile Topic lor publ ca tion, the Fpiscopaliaus are moving to build a very handsome church at Blow ing Rock : "Blowing Kock is situated in Watauga county, on the top of the Blue Ridge, eight miles from Boone and tweuu miles from Lenoir, Caldwell county, the terminus of the Chester iind Lenoir rail road. "This is one of the finest summer re sorts ill the entire country. The climate is unsurpassed, perhaps in any portion of tlie world. The scenery is magnificent beyond description, and the air is pure, balmy, bracing. "There is telegraphic communication with Lenoir, and a delightful drive if lour or live hours will bring the traveler to Blowing Koek. The accommodations of all kinds arc good. There are visitors from all parts of the country, and the number is yearly nnd rapidly increasing. It is very important that the church should be established here at the earliest possible moment. We have an excellent building lot, and two hundred dollars in money. We need thirteen hundred dol lars more. There can be no better op portunity lor a wise and generous in vestment. Any offering, however small, will be thankfully received. This appeal, I may add, hits the cordial approval of the Bishop of the Diocese. "Contributions may lie sent to Mrs. T. W. Battle, President Building Com mittee, Rocky Mount, N. C. Mrs. M. W. Ransom, Vice President, Weldon, N. C, Mr. D. W. Shiilcr, Treasurer, Hickory, N. C, or to the undersigned. "Jamks A. Wkston, "Reetor St. lames' Chinch. "Lenoir, N. C, Nov. 22,' 1SS0. Journalistic PurpoHeM. The Wilmington Messenger and the Charlotte Chronicle, both of them able and enterprising State dailies, encour aged by the appreciation shown to their excellent work, both propose to "enlarge their borders," though by different meth ods. The Messenger proposes to issue a Sunday edition ol its daily with a dis tinct subscription price or $1.50 a year. This, we believe, is the plan pursued for a number of years with great acceptabil ity to the public, and advantage to itsel. by the News and Courier. A large class ol city readers find il to their interest to tiike such a paper, which combines with it all the news of the regular edition and general reading matter largely in addi tion. Perhaps at some time The Citi izkn may adopt the same plan. flic purpose of the Chroti'clc is to es tablish a branch office and news bureau iit Salisbury, and has already done so, placing Mr II. A. Hanks (an Asheville born man) nt its Lead. This is enter prise well directed, and will, we hope, l.e well rewarded. TH t.NKMilVINR. TIiimi- of Our NerchautH Who Will Observe To-Uay. We hereby agree to close our stores and sell no goods on Thursday, Thanks giving day: Geo. T. Jones & Co., Graves & Thrash, Bostic Bros. & Wright, H. Redwood & Co.. F. P. Miinnauuh. lames P. Sawyer. j ch;ls ni..IIltn & Co., lirown, Gudgcr j & Cl) Herring & Weaver, F. E. Mitchell, n.ilv jolirnait M;1! Marcus, Citizkn : pt.us,11Nr, Company, Swan L. Burnett, A. D. CooKT, 10 to 4, Fulenwider Bros., W. B. Williamson & Co., Mann, Johnson & Co., J. B. Sams, S. Bralman, Powell & Snider, Fitzpatrick Bros. & Kobeit-um, J. E. Dickerson & Co., A. M. Field, Li pinsky & Kllick, A. Whitlock, J. II. Law, Beardcn, Rankin & Co., S. R. Kepler, , c Waddcll, president National Bank Company, J. C. Moore, Finlcy & Nelson : E y. loncs, lames Grant, Baltimore United Oil Company. ThanhKlvliiK Service. First Prcsbvterian Church There will me worship this morning at 11 ... . , Central Methodist Church Thanks- gi"K " ice at 11 to-day. Special ... t,,..i 1. con- i -...-v. Pmu- Thanksgiving services at the French Broad Baptist Church to-duy. CRIMINAL COURT. THK HViniCMCK CLOSED THI-: III.KKY CASK. IN Hpeechet Made bv Capt. 91. E. (Carter, .tiaj. W. H. niilone and .Indite ;, . A. Sliiilord The Case to he Continued To-day. Mrs. Job, 1 Berry, wife of defendant, re called Willi. ss acknowledged that on the morning that Mr. Bell was killed, she told Mrs. Hi. inchard that Bell had not insulted her. and that she had not told her husbai d so. Her reason for telling Mrs. Blanch ird this, was that she hated to tell her the fact; Mrs. Piak was pres ent when sili. told Mrs. Hlauchard so. N. A. Pcnland Knew George Bell's character; it was gootl. R. B. Justice Knew George Bell for fifteen years or more ; knows his general character ; he was once a dissipated man; when thinking he was wild and turbu lent; when i-ober his character wasgood ; witness understood that Bell had re formed. T. M. Porter Knew George Bell for ten yeai s ; did not consider him a dan gerous character. F. L. Howell -When witness entered market afltr killing, did not see any weight on floor. J. D. Carter Did not sec any weight on floor. Dr. W. 1 1. Hilliard Knew Hell's char actcr; while drinking very violent; when sober quiet ; character for truth good. Dr. Fletcher and W.J. Worley gave tes timony in same words. R. L. Fitzpatrick Saw portion of the affray ; was nearly opposite Bell's shop; Bell moved his hit hand; witness cannot he mistaken. Case for State was closed. The defendcut by permission of court introduced C. A. Bradford About an hour alter killing, witness talked with Carter, who said that Bell picked up a two pound weight, and told Berry to get out ot housi , and Berry backed out. D. L. Reynolds Asked Carter circum stances of killing; Carter stated that Bell picked up il weight, and ordered Berry out, and then replaced weight on counter. This closed the evidence, and at 11.20 o'clock Captain M. E. Carter began his address to the jury, insisting that the evidence warrants a verdict of murder, which view he presented with great force, his speech occupying one hour and forty minutes. Mai. W. II. Malone began his address in behalf ofthc defendant at 12.40 o'clock, and made an earnest appeal in behalf of his client which was continued after the dinner hour. Mr. Geo. A. Shuford then made a most effective speech for dctence, citing many authorities to show that in no view of the case could the critic be more than manslaughter, but arguing strongly that the homicide was justifiable. At the close of this speech the court ad journed until 0.30 this morning. The postponement was made at request of Mr. W. W. Jones and on his assurance that the defense would waive all objec tions on account of to-day Ix-iitg a legal holiday. I'KHSOMl. -IIICSTIOTS. Mr. A. B. Casschnan, the pension agent of this city, is at the Battery Park. The Hon. C. M. Titus, of Ithaca, N. Y., the Suite senator, is stopping nt the Battery Park. Mr. C. II. Hopkins, the agent of the Baltimore l.'nited Oil company, is stop ping at the Swannanoa. Mr. M. A. Lee, of Bryson City, is at the Grand Central. He is the agent of the Tuckasegce Lumber company, of that place. Mrs. Harhart, a member of one of the ild Quaker families. ol Philadelphia, w ho was slaving at the Battery Park, left for that citv vestcrdav Mr. S. II. Reel left yesterday morning for the Smokv mountains. Mr. Reed has been building an addition to his store house out iit the Junction. Mr. and Mrs. Waldo K. Chase, of Troy, N. Y., are among the guests at the Bat tery Park. Mr. Chase is a prominent Trojan and is a wealthy iron magnate. Mr. II. II. Jennings is among the new arrivals at the Grand Central. He repre sents the firm of Frank Baker & Co., one of the largest shippers of China ware in Baltimore. Miss Hoyt is at the Swannanoa. She is the daughter of Capt. J. K. Hoyt, of Ivngitdine. N. C, who owns a large vine yard, plantation and stock farm in that place. J. F. Miller, steward of Mountain Park Hotel, Hot Springs, was in the city yes terday, accompanied by his wife. They report a large company at this most popular resort. Mr. II. C. Hodge, nnd wife arrived yesterday at the Grand Central. Mr. Hodge is the editor of a paper in Con cord, Mich., and has come South to visit his son, who is the editor of a paper in Bryson City. Col Coxe and his son, Master Tench Coxe, left the city this morning for their home. He nrrived in a special car in or der to attend the annual meeting of the Western North Carolina railroad, which which was held at the depot to-day. Among the guests at the Swannanoa are Mr. R. P. Oliva and his daughter, of Cuba. He has been traveling through this country for several years nnd thinks of staying a while in Asheville for the benefit of his health. He has a large su gar plantation in Cuba.