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ASHEVILLE, N. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 1889.
PRESIDENT NOR YIN GREEN
-WRITKS ANOTHKH LliTTICU
'.. TO WANAMKKK,
ItiWIiicli He OenicsThat official's
: " Allegations, and Asserls Hial the
Government lias Kcally Nothing
" r to Complain Ahout.
"lixicernvi; Oit-iii; V. V. T. Co.,
NiiW Yomi, August s.
" "Hon. John Wnnamukcr, Postmaster
General Hear Sir: Acknowledging the
" receipt of your letter ot August 2, 1 beg
to say I much regret thntthc jn I 1 ii-.t ti ti
ol my letters lo you to which you refer
was rendered necessary liy tile cxtiaor
' dmarv statements on information fur
nished this (your I department, contained
: in your letter of July 13, and extensively
v printed in the newspapers on the lollow-
"i fiii' ilav. You nirain refer to the privi-
legis find benefits derived liy this eoin-
-' pany through the nets of Congress, and
especially the act of 1 Slit!. You say 'iin-
' dcr these grants thccompaiiy liasclaimed
V the right to the use, without roinpciisa
l ' . .., itii ii v kind as to tlie right of wav
oier the luL'hwavs of the country, on the
'llioimd of their being post mails. It has
bioadened this claim to the extent that
sttccts ol cities and towns are also post
. to ids. and therefore mien and tree to lis
' -. ' iiivuiianev and use. The courts have sus
"" t tilled it in I his claim.' Father youorwc
' art verv Imtllv informed hy our respective
: legal a'dviser's as to what lias been
..I-, liv the telegraph company and
held I iv the courts in respect to the scope
o..,t mil nil- tv o that gram, i nave nan
occasion from time to time logo throti
the records in a ureal many cases,
'but I do not recall any instances
which such claim has been
: i. made and sustained hy the courts
, What we understand the government
did L'ive us in the act of lStJli, was a
t. i n. liise and ritihl to do telegraph Imsi
hiss in all the Slates, and this franchise
' ' was given alike to all telegraph com
.mrs or other uni ties who might
unt it ; anil siiliscipiently, hy what was
, . known as the Itullcr amendment, it was
specially extended to all railroad enm
iianies." lint the act never assumed lo
give us, and could not give us, the right
to plant our vies on any but lauds acl
ii illy belonging to the government ; and
. ' that right we have very rarely exercised
ixiept, when the government put them
into its navv vards and military posts
and stations or to its department quar
. V u-rs in theeitv of WnsliiiiKtou. II.nl yon
c ircfullv read the decision in the I'ens.i
: cola teleKmph case to which you rcler,
. ,1 mould mil have fallen into such a
giievous error upon this point. C'liiel
. ' Instice wane, in iue '"iv mi. ..
thus defines the scope of the ael ot lNliti,
undereonsidcratiou : "Noipicstionanscs
as to the authority of Congress to pro
vide for the appropriation ot private
m.i-ti- to t lit uses o the telegraph, lor
ate for Government service during the I on news dispatches, tin .t.ejee would
,,st live years considering the eharacter j revenue Mr the K-vm..en . . Id
f the service was lower than thai .L'iven have liccn larger than .1 was at tin inLs
i i 1 'I ,,. I .m-fi'iii) i ! '( t tm1
U) ail V ( ) L I It. I Mil LI ' "1. i". - , ,
ales has been one cent per word lor a "I nave tin ii"uo.
thousand miles or less. Volt make up a : speeiiully vours
sin sed nicssatrc with nilclrcss and
no such' attempt has been made. The
use ol puiine pi oni ii hiiiiiv, ,
If private property is rcipiired, it n
Ik-, so far as the present Icgislalw
concerned, obtained by private arrange
ments with its owner. No compulsory
proceedings can be had under the consti
tution; private property is not inter
fered with; only national privileges
are granted "
Tlii- decision in this case thcrelorc was
that the Stale of Florida could not pro
hibit the Western I'nion Telegraph C'om-
i,.., in iT.ei iue anil oneraliny its
lines of lelcKraph intli.it Slate alter it
had acipiircd a l iltt ol way lor Us plant
from a railroad company ol that Mate;
i.,.i .li.l not hold thai it was exempt
from the obliualioii to buy or condemn
understate statutes the property neces
sary to enable it to build Us lines. 1 lie
i-.iilVoads are liost roads as well as some
of the highways, and if the govei ninciit
gives us the right ol way oil post roads
whv should we have to pay the railroad
....imianiesforit? We have to contract
i ulii.-iiii. our riirhls of way Iroui
i 1... .,.,i.'iMU will I OWI1 them, whether rail-
;,.,.!,,l '.-,imo.iiiics. turnpike ami plunk mail
....mniiii-s or individual land owners
anil in ease of streets and highways, we
have to obtain license from the city,
1 1. ..I- St nt i- authorities, or condemn
I,. .niilioiitv of State laws. 1 sin
ecrelv wish thai your ideas of the law
that "we are in fact occupying many
thousands of miles ol post mails and are
privileged to occupv all the highways m
tl. Iimicil Stales." miller the grants ol
that net niav prove sound in law. lint
we have not relied upon that grant, and
are not satisfied the courts would now
sustain your views. Our occupancy of
the streets is always hy license ol the local
authorities, or of the State; and in the
xasc of the elevated railroad company
in the city of New York, to which you re
fer we pav the companies who own the
t-mrtun-'ftir the riirht to string onl
ine act to which
signature-of unusual length and tweuty
wonls in the ooilv sent a snori oisl.iihc
under our half rate contracts with cer
tain transportation companies, a ml sh.iw
that it is a tnlle less tnan tne i.overu
mcnl rate; but the half rale is generally
higher; and you forgot that litis half rate
in' money is not all we get. To it must
be added the value ol wh.il tnose trans
portation companies do lor us. Hut
when von apply even the strongest sup
iw.ueil ' i-.-ise to messages between New
York and Chicago, or Washington and
Sl.;l,ouis, you will find the ('.ovcriiiiiinl
ite is the lower. I Here is no coiiiii.ni-
soit between the service lor the newspa
pers (even the special rales to one news
paper) and messages transmitted for the
t'loveriiineut. A special of IfiOO words
would makcliflv t'lovcrnincnt messages
of thirty words each, each message
requiring a separate checking, booking,
numbering, routing, enveloping ai
special delivering. We -olten have a
special news repor: oi nvc iiioiis.iuo
words or more, cipial to one hundred
and sixtv-six messages of thirty words
each, whilst our commercial and social
messages average but about seventeen
words, including address and signature
In mv Ibimcr statement that four mes
sages transmitted and delivered to a single
address, the C.ovcninicnt was the only
ctistonier that enjoyed a reibiced rate, I
distinctly excepted in the contrast the sc
vice for' the ncwspape,-s, arrangements
with railroad and transportation com-o.-oMcs
and Lhc disl riliu! .ion of commer
cial news reports. It is not true that
this company gives the large papers
of New 'York, Chicago ami
other large cities a day rale ol one hall'
cent per word, and a night rate of one
ipiarlei of a cent per word. That rate
applies onlv between New York, Phila
delphia and Washington. Nor is it true
thill this company gives the large papers
of the large cities any lower rate than it
gives the small papers of the large cities,
or the small papers of the small lilies.
The press rate, which is based on oui
commercial rate, is the same to every pa-n,.i-
in t lie same eitv or town, great or
small, whether il does business to the ex
tent of one dollar per year or one linn-1
tired thousand dollars. It is not true I
Hi., i i In- tuitroiiiitrc from the press is the I
most profitable we have. There is little
in mi iirolil on the reiiiilar press service;
and it would not add to our profit if the I
rate was made still lower. However, as;
il is based on our commercial rale, it
necessarily is red need wit hit. The question
of our press rate lias nccn muni iiisciisscu
with the press associations who nanus;
many hues leased wiiicn nicy opei.in
thcnisclves arc quite lamilliar with the
cost of rendering it as llicy arc wtui iue
cost of like service in other coiinti ies,
and il was loiinil and ailnntteil uiai tne
press liite ol tins country, considering
distances, is the lowest of any country in
the world and the mosl liberal in us ap
plication. On the signal service reports
since 1S7L', the rate has been reduced as ,
in the case of other government service
l. 1,-n.i heaiiiL' I he cii euii s. I'ntil about
1SS1-, the circuit for signal service, pitying
,'i cents per word, was counted as a prac
tical working circuit. A compound cir
cuit requiring tlicuscoi repeaicis.iisiioni
New I1IK to .MllWilllKce, Willi ino'in,
w;is chargeil and paid for as two cir
cuits, or at the rale of (i cents per word.
So, also were lhc circuits from New York
in K.isi i.orl. Me . and from Cincinnati to
New ' Irlcans, whilst the circuit lrom Chi-1
c;igo to Sail I'raiK'isco, to S;in 1 'icgo, !
.mil San Prancisco to Olvmiiia, W. T., i
were each rated and paid for lis three
circuits, or '.) cents per worn, i neoiiieis ;
vi-i-ri' I'oiiMtei iiouoie oi 111:11. .uiuii.-'
',ni- we are onlv paid (i cents per
for each of these circuits, so that the rate 1
for the signal service reports has on aj
number of circuits been reduced t u-
half, and the others to one-third of the'
amount previously paid. If we had been ,
paid last year for this signal service on ,
the same basis as in 17- we would have ;
received nearly twice as much as we did,
WhiNt the" rate on government i
ni.'ssM.'cs. hxed so nearly at tne
to remain viry 1
"NoHVix (".ItiiliN, I 'resilient.
iii.i.i ! ami Komti'.".
A I.onc IIislwi"ia" liofH Thro"
Miwi -a col is. Minn.. August S. Tin
Wisconsin Central passenger train
from Chicago which passed Chippewa
Palls, Wisconsin, at torn- o'clock tins
111. li ning, was held up and robbed by a
single man between Chippewa Falls and
Abbottsi'ord. Half an hour bel.ne at
the hour named, a niaiieiiteicilonc ol Un
sleeping cars .iiiiicoininanilcd thecondiic
tor and porter to throw up thcr hands,
and then proceeded 10 go through thein,
taking all ihev had. One passenger was
also robbed, and a shot or two hied at
the porter, bid no our was hit, Thcrob
1 i.nlleil thr bell rope as soon its he had
.... mnl-.ti.il ihr robbery, and when
train came to a stop, he jumped oil and
,.u...,,.,l V11 ai iriiint was made to 1
l.iw him. lake l.ilt. a Milwuu
Minncapohs theatrical manager, was
, n, 1 Ii,. sleeoer. and the b
lired at the poller whizzed past Ins lace.
The man was described as having the ap
pearance of a woodsman, lb.' wore a
slouch hat, and carried a gnu and a big
l.n;i'r in his belt, lie entered the sleeper
,1 ilrnvr 1 lie oorler to one end of the
Thr oiii-ier did some veiling t
awake the passengers; whereupon the
robber fired. This put a quietus on Hie
pot ter, and the robber got in his work,
lie look from the conduetoi iSHIl, and a
silver walch, and from the porter a -told
watch and a small amount of money,
lie tackled another passenger, but tile
latter told him t he conductor had nil his
money. Asa mailer of fact, however, the
man had live hundred dollars on his per
son. The Irc-ilent Still IWovinu.
ItosTo.x, August S. A special train
with President Harrison and parly, pres
iilenl Lord, ol the liosl.m and Maine
railroad, Lieutenant t'.ovcriior llraekeit
ind members of the I 'lovcrnor's stall, ami
. 11 ..1 ..,.1 ..r
i a corps ol newspaper men, 1.1 010
j lhc Hosloii and Maine railroad depot at
II o'clock this morning en route to Itai
Harbor. I lie engine, wlucll is llle new
lorlv-live toll Ineoillotiye "'l'iipee;inoc."
was decorated with Moral designs. A
Marge crowd witnessed llle departure,
I winch was made to the accnnipniiiiuciH
' of a salute by a battery and eoniiiiind
I cheers ol thcerowd. I.ieutciianl t'.ovcriioi
llraekeit and stall will leave I lie Irani at
Haverhill. C.cncral manager I'lirber, ol
the Huston and Maine railroad. iccoinpa
nics the parly and will personally super
vise the arrangements ol the trip.
A IHMiual Jlys'.iry ol Hie Wesl.
11i;i.i:na, Mon., August s. I lie minim
of the deail bodies ol 1 'lhc Jones, Ills wile
and two other persons, was reported
yesterday from Corvallis. a small town
'in Hitter i-iool Valley, in Western Mon
tana. A voiuig girl who hail been shot
;.. ih,. hi,, vv.is also found on I'.iu dale
mountain, and all of the dead had been
I shot in the back. A party was lormed to
j bring in the bodies. No further details
! could In- obtained as Corvallis is wit In ml
telegraphic facilities. Jones was married
! three weeks ago and was 011 lhc road to
' his ranch.
Another Ieslrin.'live I'irc.
I'oUT W.wni;, Ind., August S.--A hie
broke out in the I k store of Kcnncr
P.atsley iS: Co., in Tientman block lasl
1 veiling. The slock was ail entire loss
hing $Hi,oii, insured lor o'ii,ooo.
block was ilainaiii d to tlie e.leul ol
$15,(1110, lu 1 1 v insured. The Trent man
, 'j j estate block, on the south was damaged
wold 1 .... o i.,,,.
1,000. 11 was net o oi o 10
liter K: Frirdlick, clothing, whose loss on
stock is $15,01111. The Wagner block on
the north was damaged 5,ooo. It was
occupied bv Louis Wolle .V Co., drug
gists, damage to the stock by water
(Mill; all losses fully covered hy insurance.
Till-: 3IIHHAI" Ol'- Ai AMVI'ilS
Tl HOI S 1'AKTY.
A t'H liir! TtrllH How She and Her
I'lieiKls liol HoaUiiiK Wet and
Tiijiped the "I.itthl I'iiiitasiie"
with I'OMiilry DmliHi l-ile.
Our party started from Ashcville for
the Itiaek luoimtiiin.s Wednesday inoru-
..i .. i:....l ..
ma and we prcsenicn a iim; simn ..r
we drove through town. After 1111 all
ilav drive through the valleys, oyer
tiioiininius and by the riverside, we
arricd at Hie hotel, where we spent the
night. Farly next morning, notwith
standing lhc gloomy weather, weslarted
lor Ml. 'MiicheH, which place vi reached,
at (i p. in., alter many (liliicuiliis, for
when hall way oil our long journey, the
Hood gates of heaven opened, and wi
were iicaled to a shower bath, and ilius
our jouriicv lo the peak wasdisagrccahlc.
Hut wheu the lop was rcaeliul we found
shelter miller a laiy rock, which is the
r.nndesi piece ol nature I evcrs.-iw. It is
.is large as a house and seems as if it had
been built as a shelter in time of storms.
Fiider this rock we prepared to spend
ihr iii. 'hi which promised lo be a disa
greeable one. First, we built a largclire.
iiiadc coll'cc and had supper, alter which
ive lav down to sleep, but, i
llicrc was no sleep for us, for when the
sinokr did not nearly stille us.
the- liens, who would insist on liciu,
dii-elionate. kept us moving, and thus
1 he night passed without Mccp oner
visit inu over wen tv evc-hds. We spent
ihc most of the night lighting Ileus, ol
which there was a great abundance ol a
vuv line mialilv. Sometimes the lire
i-ii'nhl die down, darkness rover us, and
silence reign supreme over all, but il
would not last long, for suddenly sonic
one world be either singing or telling
i .ike. and vert soon (he place would 1111,
with our merry voicis. No words could
describe the siibhuiii ol the scenery 011
1 his mountain, far above the clouds
ivlieie nol even ii bird could be seen 01
iieard. and where no sound broke the
awe-inspiring stillness, but our laughter
Nel morn, after a hearty breakfast,
we had our photos taken, and then i
.isileii Miielich's monument and again
iisniued our iotn iiev. The day dawned
.lark and we'llid Hot see the Sllll I'isc.
t Ine of the prcttiisl things I saw 011 the
way home, was a large tree, which had
fallen down, leaving lis immense roots
1 uracil up 011 the side of the path.
The trunk was entirely, covcrci
villi moss, and Hie roots looked
like some intricately woven spider wcl
Hie terns, moss and vines were woven
.:niout' I hem. and bet ween the roots there
o-rw small trees of different kinds. 1 hi
next place we passed, which impressed me
as beiii" parlicularlv pretty, was a tar
moss com red rock which hung over tin
n.itli. On the top ol this rock grew small
Lues .-mil Ii rus, and il was divided hit
lour distinct parts, between which grew
moss ferns, vines and lloweis ol many
eolois. I'niler ihis rock was acool,shad
I'laee where anv one iniglil stop and rest
. ii and 011, over and through the inoiin
lams we lollow,.,! me Minii, i 1 j 1 j .1 1 1 1.
waters of the Swannauoa river, as it ran
over ihr rocks, ami. in nianv places, fell
wilh a dash and a splash, making pretty
w-aii rl'ills. whose laughing voices eotih
be heard for a longdistance through tin
When about two anil a half miles lrom
"Flea Station, " or "Hotel de Fulton,
we were caught in a heavy storm, and as
there was not a gossamer or a pi
oveishoes at the crowd, we were pain
mile wcl bv the lime we reached "llle lit
l ie old log cabin in the lane." I li re, all
.1 hast v ii inner, we hung up quill s ui I hi
windows which were niiiiusciirinhis.niii
iMvnarcd to drv our clothes, while the
buys look up their lish hooks and line
anil started out to ealeh trout lor siq
I'OKIil'.K AI.l.l'.N IN C'OI'UT.
Coolly I'haltinu Willi UK Act us
er-, at the Tomhs.
Ni-:w Yokk, August S. lihcii S. Allen,
until a few days ago, president ol thelor-tv-sccoud
and draiul Street Ferry Kail-
way Company, was brought lrom police
headquarters to the Tombs police court
this morning. Allen is charged with for-
;crv 111 issuing certificates ol slock ol the
on'ipanvto the amount of $11".
After some delav, the accused was held
in $10,111111, in default ol which, he was
ocked up. Allen seemed very cool, anil
halted with his accusers while the cicru
was busy drawing up llle complaint.
He admitted issuing seven hundred shares
it stock, nun getting the benelil ol it,
hut denied forging the signatures ot John
('rceii and Charhs Curtis, the lorincr
presidents of theeoinpany. When Un
charge of over issue of slock was made
to Allen by the clerk, he replied that he
was guilty. I le denied, however, that he
had eoniniitlcd a forgery. Allen stales
that his partner in the "iron Company,
l erdmaiid Hoclcle, was 111 110 way con
nected with his guilty transactions. Hc
teetives arc, however, looking lor lloclclc.
m niLi; ii.i.ivi.ui.i i i1.
The I'ronlii nnsiieet Turned Over
lo Imago AtitlioritieH.
CuiCAiai, August S. Olliccr Collins,
who acldl as exirailllloii messenger 01
the President of lhc Fnitcd States in
ringing the Cronin suspect, Mnrlm
iliirkc, from Winnipeg, delivered his
prisoner 10 the sheriff this morning, and
Hurke was then locked up in the boys
lepartinent of the county pnl and a
guard placed in the corridor to prevent
. ; 1a... 'i'i.: :
I1IV one llolll seeing nun. 1 111s .uiion
relieved iillicer Collins of the necessity ol
producing his prisoner in the court luidcr
iiabeas corpus p-oceedings before Judge
Hakcr ; and as it satishcil tliecouteni 1011 01
vver Kennedy bv placing the prisoner
where his atlorncy could ci iiunicatc
with Iii 111 . habeas corpus proceedings
w.-ts dropped. Mates aiiorucy i.ongc
ncckcr denies the 1 ruth of the statement
thai l'.urkc has made a confession.
U Philailelphia Athletics 5,
t more (i.
cost 01 me sci Mil . . . , 'iiiii At Kansas Cilv-Kansas Cilv
has not been entitled to mi, .11'.."
' . . , ...1 ... 1 ., 1 Louis
could not nave nceii expi-in . - .. - ; ..uisvilli-Cineiuni.ti 1, I.ouiav
l Pittsburg Pittsburg !-', Washm
lo have a
with the 1. .tes
to the public from tunc to time, yet the
facts show that on il large class ol gov-
nmcnt business the re. net ion ... is ,11,, , ,lis-ldianaolis II. New
th.-oi ni.-ide to the piuiiic. 1 1
Pp to July 1X77 tin-government rate was
one cent per worn 101 -. ........ '
. ...1 1 liir.-K' 1 111 Ii iliona 1 Pll"! 1
ami one 1 1 an j n 1 11 w, ,, ....
'5II miles or traction 1 Herein, wan 1101
less than twcnlv-tive words to bccoiuitcd.
For a fraction" less ihan l.OOii miles,
therefore, the rale for a twciily-tivc word
i.uge was .$1 ; lor LI.oiio nines 11 was
ind for li.OOii miles it was $il. For
At Cleveland Cleveland
,t Chicago The game was postponed
here on account of rain.
refer g'ives the telegraph company .
...,...itini' the riL'ht to take stone and
timlicr from the public lnmls, and to pre-17-,,) miles it was 75 cents, and lorooo
empt, and enter not exceeding forty acres j ,iK s 5o cents, while lor -'.o miles less it
for f.-ieh station. We nave never ren
dered to use any stone or amber since
1 ne rauroaiih
the nassatrc of thitt act
ni'ioss 1 he continent have
..1.. i-..-;i;iii. lor transnorting ccihir for
poles, which is more durable and eco
nomical than the native timber which
might possiblv be found accessible
across unoeetipied government lauds. As
to pri-cnipting forty .teres ol laud lor a
station, we have found that wherever a
'telegraph station was needed, then
were 110 unoccupied government lands,
and if we were to establish a station to
every forty acres of unoccupied govern
ment land's, it would yield no revenue.
It is true therefore that we have never
taken a stone or a stick of timber, or ap
propriated a foot of public land under
thatlaw. The franchise granted this
company in common with other parties
was not" supposed to be solely lor our
benefit, but to secure convenient taeih
in ih,- niiblie. The effect of estab
lishing our right to do busi
ness in l'cnsiieola was to wipe
out ii rhitrire of one dollar lor a ten
word message for a distance ol forty-live
miles over a line thai claimed iue exclu
sive franchise under the State law and
the establishment of a branch olliceinthe
navy yard at that port, which to tins
dityi we arc operating for the benefit ot
the tiovernmcnt at a loss, the business ol
that office not licing sufficient to pay the
salary of the operator.
...1 w P.u... to lw iri'ttiii.r iH'.-irri lo-
a'ther us to the power and duty ot the j si,,,,,!,! have than it has been worth to
i'osliuaster General to name the rale l j s, while in consideration therclor t lie
tolls tobe paid on Government messages. government by its reserved powers lias
1 ....i... .Pom thai this power and tlittv 1 u,.,, innkimr it saving lor a number ot
is limited by the constitution to adjust ! years at the rate of nearly
....... lion fur the service retiuired, etoii 01 11 1 a vcar in the e.
and that to adjust eoinK'iisation nuisl graph services below w hatoUier eiistoni-
I,.. irinainei t ie same, cxcc ii inai me
minimum is twcnlv wools instead ol
twenty-live. Since 1 S-f the rates on the
same message for il, 01 in miles would be
'-.t as-for 0.1100 5(1 cents; for 1,000
miles and all distances under that li5
cents. The leduciion, meieioii., ,.n mi.
longdistance has been about eighty per
cent. 011 ii.OOO miles; scvenly-tive per
cent, on l.oo'l miles; seventy-live per
ceut. oil 750 miles; sixly-six per cent, on
500 miles, and down lo anyinmg ovei
50 miles liftv per cent., while lor '.iO
miles and less it has remained the same.
The average reduction in twelve years
has probably been in the neighborhood
of titty per'ceiil. For the year ending
lulv r77our average rate to the pub
'lic' was -KUi-lO cent licr messiige.
Liist year il was ill !M cents per
message, the rediietioii to the public
being lass tli.-in thi'ity per cent. In lhc
same period the cost lo the ennipiiny ol
handling messages has been reduced lrom
)S-10 cents per message to UitiMO
ei'iits. being about twenty ier cent., so
that the reduction on the government
lens lurii two and one-halt times
greater than the reduced cost ofhaudhiig
messages, and two-lillhs greater than
the reduced rate 011 commercial messages.
The sum of it all is that the government
has given us nothing that cost the gov
ernment anything', or that was ol any
value to the government to retain; noth
ing that has not been worth more to the
overmnenl and me puoiie m.11
Y11 ToniA. It. C. August S A
paid off the Itiaek Diamond crew yester
day, iteforc doing so he took allidnvits
from the men concerning their knowledge
of lhc seizure. These ntlidavits will be
used by Frank in conneelion wilh his
claim against the Fnitcd States govern
ment for damage- It is generally consid
ered that Lieutenant 'futile acted en
tirely outside of the law in breaking open
threaiiiain's papers. The law, it is un
derstood, merely authorized him to take
the schooner lo some American port with
all on hoard.
Death fenalty Commuted.
K.u.i-lf.M, N. C, Augusts Special. -
FOI.KH VOl' KNOW.
, if not quite,
isl of its tele-
i.vir the iietual cost of I he services with
something added for the use ol lacilities
necessary to conform it; and as you say
the Government is willing to pay just
rates, we have come quite to an agree
ment on the principle that must govern
the fixing of rates to lie paid.
"3. I still insist that the Government
is our most favored custom, and aiat the
..n i,;,v w hilst it emovs, as it should
prclcifid service over all otner business.
"Although, 1 have treated the press
service as most properly comparable
with the transmission of government
messages, 1 desire to say 111 point ol tact.
Gov. Fowlc to-day commuted the death
sentence of Havid Hell, of Madison coun
ty, to imprisonment at hard labor in the
penitentiary. Hell was convicted last
August ofrape.wasscnlcnced to hangjuni
7,, -ind was reprieved until I he Uith of the
present 111111 ill. The eoiiiniulaiioii is
granted 11 on the recommendations ol
the judge, solicitor, and various citizens,
ami an atlidavil as to newly discovered
testimony in the prisoner's favor.
The Ahsent Memlier.
Iiosrox, August S. G. P. Ilrown, of
the embarrassed linn of Ilrown, Stecsc &
Clark, of this cilv. and treasurer of the
k'ivriside ami Oswego Mills Company,
1. . it Ito-iou Tuesday night, since which
time nothing has been heard of him. The
linn have made no assignment and reluse
to i.-ilk It is said that deleclives arc ell-
ilr.-ivorine to trace Ilrown. Attachments
continue to tic placed upon the Uivcrsule
mills. Two were added to-day.
Hevlewed liy the neen.
I.0M10N, August S. The Oucen re
viewed the German seamen from lhc ves
sels lorming the linqicrdr's escort in the
grounds of Osborne House to-day. latt
ice 11 hundred men were in line. They
were commanded by the KnqK-ror. who
was dressed in the uniform ol an admiral.
More Uodles Found.
Johnstown, Pa., August S. Three
nuirr bodies have lieen taken out id the
ruins near the lower end of the town;
supper we were invited to
ball I f I given in our honor. 111 lhc ilnuii
room ol'lhc hotel. Ol'coiirsc we accepted
the invitation and it was an annishi
si'jht to sec us. ii crowd of city girls
'tripping the light fantastic toe' with the
North Carolina country dudes who were
dressed in llle height oi fashion.
1 lur drive home was delightful, lor w
had the great pleasure oi seeing the sun'
bright luce peeping above the mountains
We sang songs anil told jokes all the
w-av home and once got out at a cool
spring and picked bellies and enjoyed
some' of its cold water. Our favorite
Mings were "Jesus Lover of my Soul,''
add' "l.ood-l'ye, my Lover, Good-bye,"
which were sung ninny limes and with
great v.n iety of words.
Weil now that we arc home again we
c.ai look back with great pleasure when
we recail the night spent under the rock,
the coimtrv-ball, our ride up the lunun
taii.s. and'last but not least, the Hens.
l! we could have had the sunshine to
l,ac b'ighU-ncd our way our pleasure
would have been complete. "JhM."
Ashcville, N. C.Jnly ill. 1 ').
K.illt-d While Hteaiinji a I'eep.
Cl.iiViXANP, ()., August N. Wednes
day cvuiiiig Mr. Charles o'Perg thirteen
years old, of LNtrtl avenue. while creeping
under ii circus tent on the west side, was
si ruck on the neck bv one ol the sir
111. .11. His windpipe was Iractiired ami
he s u fieri d ten ibic agony all night, lie
died to-dav. His body cm account
of the escape of air which should have
gone into his lungs, was twice its nor
tnal size when he died. Three showmen
arc under arrest.
jjeath ol a i-owder Manufacturer.
W11.MINUT0N, Pel.. August S. General
Henry luipont. shin I Hall llichcadol the
extensive gunpowder manufacturing firm
of Ii. I. 1'iiponi. I icnuionrsc iS: Co., died
early this morning, lie was prostrated
by .-In att.iek ol luari failure about two
mouths nco, from which he rallied tem
porarily, but grew worse again a lew
dais ai:o. lie was the lust of the second
ciicr.ilion from the loiinder.
Crete In a Stale of siege.
YlKNNA, August S. A political corres
pondence stales that the Porte has de
cided to proclaim a staie 01 siege in 1. u ie.
THK AJII'KIl'.VN t'AUMVAl,.
Noted I'ersonaues Who Wiil lar
lielpate In the I-'esti Ities.
"The Pilgrims of l'lvnioulli liock;"
the "Witches of Salem;" "George Wash
ington," and "Marquis de Lufavcl le;"
"Virginia Pare," and "Christopher Co
lumbus;" "Sir Wallet Raleigh ;" "Tom
Icflcrson," and nearly one hundred other
"old timers" will be in the eity ou lhc
evenings of August 1 I and 15. They will
stop at the Fanners' warehouse, oil
North Main street, during their slay in
Ashcville, and will be glad to renew old
ucquaiiilnnccs and form new ones while
here. Their main object in coming loonr
eitv, after so many years ol "innocuous
desuetude," is to aid ' he ladies ol Trinity
Fpiscopal church in seem ing funds sulli
e iii il lo purchase a handsome organ lor
that ediiiee. livcrybody is invited to
meet the distinguished relies ol other
days days in which they played so con
spicuous a purl in the foundation and
pirpciiintion of the New World.
Kefreshtnenl.s of every variety will be
served, and fancy art ielcs of many kinds
will be offered for sale. The Carnival is
going lobe a grand nlfnir in every re
spect, and if our people fail to behold il
in all its glory on Wednesday and Thurs
day evenings next, they will miss llle
best entertainment ever given in Ashcville.
Who They Are; Where Thev Are,
and What They Are Oolitic-
Mr. W. P. WooilrufT, representing lhc
Atlanta Constitution, is in the city.
Hr. W. Ii. Pclhain, of Newberry, S. C,
is in the city, and will remain here sev
Mr. C. C. Walker won the gold medal
at the skating carnival at Kay's rink,
Mr. Heiiehaii Cameron, of littrham
county, was in the city yesterday, and
lavored us with a call.
Him. Hichard II. Smith, of Halifax, N.
C, and j. Collier Foster, of Tuscaloosa,
Ala., are at the Swanuauoa.
Mr. anil Mrs. J. M. Campbell arc at
the Haywood White Sulphur Springs
where they will spend several weeks.
Mr. I. Champion has resigned his po
sition in the other ol Penniin.-iiux: Co., the
North Main street hardware dealers.
Mr. Ii. C. liarnhardt, of liiirham, N.
C, is the new superintendent ol lhc Gra
ham Mitnulacttiring Co's mills in this
Mr. M. M. Stockton, formerly ol this
city, but now ii compositor on the Wil
mington Star, is here on a visit to his
mother and sisters,
lion. Piiul C. Cameron is at Hot
Springs with a part of his family, to test
the cllicacy of the baths ill the ease of an
Among the lorty -eight arrivals ill the
Grand Central yesterday were: Penrose
linldwit, of Morgantou, and Miss Sue
Palmer, of Shelby, N. C.
Mr. Pavid T. Alexander, of Little
Rock, Ark., is visiting his pnrcnLs, Mr.
and Mrs. W. J. Alexander, in this city,
lie has been away from home four years.
Mr. L. P. McLotuI, vice-president ol
the Western Carolina Hank, lelt yester
day iilternoon for the lake region of the
northwest where he will spend his v.ica
Messrs. Ii. S., and W. II. Thoinlinson,
of Chnrleston.'S. C, in rived in the city
last night and arc the guests of Mr.
Julian C. ltrecse, of the First National
Prof. Scott Murray, of the Fnivcrsity
of South Carolina, at Charleston, and
his mother Mrs. C. Murray, of Anderson,
S. C. are the guests of Capt. I hos. IK
lohustoii's family, 011 Grove street.
Th" Rev. Hr. Keith and wife, ol Knox
villc, are at Mr. W. R. Wliitson'siiiattend
iince upon their injured son. We regret
ted to find in calling at Mr. XWiitson's
house hdclusl evening that the condition
of lhc hid was nol so encouraging as it
hat! b th earlier in the day.
Uoiieil lti hy UaiuhlliiK Reporter
Itoaminic Around the 1'ity.
The fruit market is glutted.
A brilliant gcrmau is the attraction a'
Itattrrv Park this evening.
Only one case before the Mayor yestcr
d.-iv. I lelcndaut disorderly ; tine, $11.50
An American Carnival a spectacular
history of the nation. Don't miss seeing
Over -'no visitors registered at the hi
tels ami hoarding houses 111 this cilv yes
llou't forget the elocutionary enter
lainineut at the Farmers' warehouse thi:
A bridge across Town branch at the
new passenger depot, is under process o
See notice of change in sheet rnilwav
sehedulc in another column. It is import
ant to travelers.
The building and Loan Association
boom in Ashcville is something immense
AFTER MANY YEARS.
SI IM'OSI.O Mt Hltl.RI.KS AH.
HliSTICU AT C'HATTANOOIjA
And Lodtced In Jail Peiidlnic the
Arrival of Ueciiilslliou Iaper
The Slrantie Htory of a Horrlhle
and I'niiatural Crime, rite.
Chief of detectives W. II. Heaver, of
this city, assisted by deputy sheritf
1 Inward, of I lainilton county, Tennessee,
yesterday arrested near Chattanooga, a
man named Hallcw and his wile Mary,
upon a warrant charging them with the
murder ol their eight year old son, Joseph
Hallcw, on the north fork of Itig Ivy
creek, this county, in the early part of
the autumn of fsso. Hallcw and his
wile were lodged in jail to await the
arrival of requisition papers from the
Govcrnor of this State.
The story of the murder is about as
follows: The boy suddenly disapiieared
from his home one morning, ami not re
turning llle next day il general alarm
w.-is sent out. The tanners in the neigh
borhood scoured the mountain sides for
ten days in search of the supposed lost
boy, hut tailing to Iind any trace of him
w hit lever, they dispersed. The father of
the boy was also one ofthe searchers and
seemed to he very much affected over the
strange disappearance. Several months
after the search had been abandoned iind
the excitement had died awav, Hallcw
mil his wife moved to Tennessee, iind
nothing was heard of them for sonic
time. The next party who rented the
oiise formerly occupied by the Hallews,
while making some repairs to the hearth
mil fireplace of the house, was horrified
1 find the bones of it child, bleached
iltnosl white, iind compnring in almost
very particular with the size of the boy
who was supposed to have been lost.
i'he linding ol the bones was comnitini-
ited to the authorities, and ill the last
meeting ot the Hoard ot County Com
missioners chief 1 leaver was employed to
work up the case, which he has done
with the result above stated. The
iithorilics claim that they hnvccviileiuc
iillicicnt to fix the crime of murder upon
the parties arrested ill Chattanooga yes
terday, and the case will he tried at the
next term of the criminal court of this
The Lawn Parly
Given at the residence of Mr. W. W.
West yesterday afternoon for the benefit
of certain wounded Coiilcilcratc soldiers,
was favored by line weather, and blessed
with rare liberality. Several generous
contributions ill money were scut 111, and
contributions in kind of articles for sale
were made profusely by ladies, and by
gentlemen also. It was a very pleasant
occasion, largely attended, and we think
the proceeds ol this benevolent thought-
fulness will bring some very substantial just at present
er to the su ill-ring objects in view. 1 rll. magnificent block of brick building:
on Fallon avenue, opposite nrown
Giidgcr N: Co.'s. is Hearing completion.
Remember the Carnival ai the Farmers
warehouse, Tuesday evening. The ohjec
for which it is held is worthy of most
yiiss Bowman's Readings.
This evening ill N.H0 o'clock, in the
Farmcis' warehouse, on North Main
street, Miss May l'.owiuan, a talented
elocutionist of Las Criiecs, New Mexico,
will give a scries of readings for lhc j liberal support
benefit ol the Christian church building (hiicn Victoria has cabled the King (
fund. Miss Itowinan has been very highly the Carnival that she will not be able t
cultivated in the art. and her readings p;M licipatc in the festivities next Tues-
i;hm:st okvman itiiAit.
lie Shot Himself, mid 5io Iutiuest
Will he Held.
Fi nest Hrymau, the lad who shot him
self through the abdomen, Wednesday
iltcruoon, died from the effects of the
wound yesterday afternoon about two
lock, lie was perfectly conscious at
the time of his death and was siillcring
intense ngonv. He Ii nil 1 v maintained
thai nobody was to blame lor the shoot
ing save himself, and continued to assert
that he "did not go to do it." The coro
ner, I ir. W. I), milliard, declined to hold
in inquest in view ol the above lacts,
mil the body ofthe unfortunate boy will
ic interred this morning. There is not
the slightest ground lor the rumor that
1 he bov was murdered, or that he com
mitted suicide. It was a plain ease of
urclcssncss on his part that brought
bout the accident which cost him his
life, anil this is all there is about it. He
had been previously convicted of petty
larcenv in the criminali'tnirt of this coun
ty, but owing to his tender years, Judge
Moore did not inflict the penalty in his
"There's a Meellnit To-Miiiht."
The regular weekly session of the City
Council will be held at the .Mayor s ollicc
at S.iiO o'clock, sharp.
A regular meeting ol the Ashcville Vol
unteers will be held in the McLoud build
ing at '.) o'clock, and a full attendance ol
the members is requested.
The Fnitcd Workmen will hold their
regular weekly meeting, beginning at S
o'clock, in the lodge room on North
Court Square ;
And the Ashcville Light Infantry will
hold a business and drill meeting at their
armory in the Johnston building, ill S.15
Was Me yiad?
A dog, exhibiting every symptom of
hydrophobia, was killed hy special officer
A Shorl Slierill.
iATI, August K. A spi
'the iovernmcnl had paid us .luring the ruins near the lower end 01 tie ... ,
as iveri vci.rs, the rates stipulated one wtrs 1. litHc gul, ami was louud ...
bv contract "will, the Associated Press the m.ddlc ol Market street.
Cincinnati, August jv .1 spcei.n
P.-iulding, Ohio, sas:Shcrill 1-.. I . Mvani,
;.lurilV of Pa Hiding county, has been found
to be short in his accounts lothcainount
1 .,1 ionic! nil" over f-J"1, ioui ins iiouim-
! men asked to be released. Swain then
PJot a t;ermau Spy.
I'Ali.s, August S. The report of Un
arrest of Captain l'.mjoe, of the French
,-ii-mv, on the ibarge of licing it German
spy is denied. Iturjoe is at St. Juice at
tending to his ollieial duties.
Boulnniter'N Trial Iteuun.
Pakis. August S. The trial of General
ltoiilanger was begun to-day Inline the
High court of the Senate. A body ul
military guarded the court.
The colored folks had a "soshcrbul"
over I'ickcrson's hardware store last
arc said to be charmingly pleasant and
interesting. Turnout and hear her this
The Sand BUI Picnic.
Tin-: Cmzic.N has been requested to an
nounce that parlies intending to partici
pate in the Farmers' Alliance picnic at
Sand Hill, this county, on the 17th inst.,
should buy railroad tickets lor Sulphur
Springs and get off the ears at Acton.
Also, thai they should inform Mr. Win.
L. Henry, at the latter place, as to the
number of people conveyances must .be
Our Sick I'olks.
Thr condition of clerk Reynolds, ofthe
Superior eotirl, was somewhat improved
yesterday, while that of Or. I Villain was
not as satisfactory as his friends had
wished, Hot!, gentlemen are quite sick,
ami ll Will "l SCVCiai u.ls oiioie iioiii
will be able to be out again.
The ladies' reception at the Cosmopoli
tan Club will lie held on Friday evening
instead of Thursday evening, next week,
owing to the holding of the American
Ciirrival, at the Farmers' warehouse, on
the latter evening.
Licensed to Wed.
The following parties were granted j
Lafayette Webb to lillen Smith.
J. R. ISriant lo Mattie Shront.
(lav evening, but that her special repre
sentative "Lord Cornw.illis," will cer
tainly be on hand.
Till-: OPKNINU BALL
At the Haywood White Sulphur
Springs This levelling.
A large party of Ashcvilliaus will leave
for Wavnesville this morning to partici
pate in the giiind oiK-ning ball and gcr
mau at the Haywood White Sulphur
Springs hotel, which comes oil' this even
ing. In the afternoon the guests and
visitors at the Springs will be treated to
a gaine of lacrosse played by Capt. John
Greybeard's band of native Chcrokces,
and a baseball game played bv local
clubs. Ilcsides the dancing in the even
itig an elegant supper will be given with
covers laid for two hundred. A first
class orchestra will furnish music for the
occasion, and the ball promises lo In-
very cniovable affair, lust before the
gcrman is begun Guinness ami Arm
strong's Swiss Hell Ringers will give
performance, and altogether the amuse
ments secured by the management of the
hotel, will In' of a most pleasing and de
Tin; Cmzi-s acknowledges the receipt
of an invitation to attend the North Car-
Green, ol the police lone, 111 vt est Asne-
ville yesterday afternoon. Those who
saw the canine say that he was undonbt
edlv rabid, and the usual peaceand quiet
ude of that section ofthe city Wits rudely
lispellcd when the news became known
that a mad dog had been seen tliere-
The Superior Court.
The docket for the coming term of Hiin-
combe siqii'rior coin t which convenes lit
this eitv Monday, shows 1S cases for
trial. The calendar ol eases hits been nr-
ingcd and distributed, and the session
of the tribunal will continue two weeks.
Judge Walter Clark will preside.
itrriage license bv deputy Register of olina Firemen's Tournament to Ik- held
ceils Stokely yesterday: ' I i" the city of Raleigh on the 13th and
1 4-th insls. Mr. h. 11. htigclliarriiscliair-
inan ofthe committee 011 invitation.
The "Kids" Again On Top,
The Ashcville "Kitls," under the man
agement of Captain I'at Hranch, yester
day defeated the first nine of the Fletch
er's baseball club in a match game by a
score of 1 '! to '.I. So far the "Kids" have
not lost a game this season, and from
present prosiK'cts, it is safe to ln't that
thev will win the in'imant by long odds.
Holihed the Store.
Mr. '.. T. lA-dlietter, of Avery's Creek,
was in the city yesterday, and told Tin;
Cirizi-Nof the robln-ty of his store at
that place on Monday night last. The
thieves got away with about $30 worth
of goods, and effected an entrance into
the building by cutting a large hole in the
back door. There is no clue as to who
the rascals were.
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