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Tobacco Han Materially Fallen
Off, Corn Shows an Improve
ment and Sprluir Wheat Is Three
Points HlKher Than In 1887.
ur.u.uur.TiiN. I). C. August 10. The
" August crop report of the Department l
Agriculture makes the eomlition ol cot
ton 89.3, an advance ol nearly two points
durinK the month. Since 188(1 this av
erage has been exceeded but three times
in 1882, 1885 and 1887. An improve
ment is noted in five States, two report
the same condition, while Virginia,
North Carolina, Tennessee and Missis
sippi show lower averages than a month
ago. Kains have been frequent and
general during the month, except in jor
i.,ns of Texas, and in many districts,
have been excessive.
Spokane Falls will he Kebullt and
ItH Population Increased.
Spokane Falls, W. T., August 10.
Insurance adjusters, representing some
200 companies, are here, and on the
way here, and the work of ascertaining
the" loss has lieen in progress for several
days. After a careful overhauling ot the
burned districts, it is found tnaltne total
losses, including buildings and stock,
will not reach over $8,000,000, while
conservative business men whor arc well
acquainted with the growth of the city,
and thcainoiiiitsinvolved.nreofthc opin
ion that the loss will not exceed $0,000,
0M. The citv council promptly met and
entended tire limits, and this had a wholc
effect on nroncrtv owners, n large
mimlicr of whom are removing the debris
and making contracts lor the immediate
erection of brick and stone blocks within
the burned districts, most ol them to be
..... .-,,.,l ia attributed to excess of
f; moisture and consequent inability to
V v keep the crop clean. Sonic tear is ex-J-
V " pressed of the two heavy growth of stock,
;; t rendering injury liablcshoulil dry weather
' f . -"';Bet in. , , .
?'" North Curohna has had loo much
- irain, delaying cultivation, but the weed
I' hows good growth.
in South Carolina the condition has
! t been improved bv good seasons, though
i ? there was some focal damage from cx
'. cess of rain.
''.. Alnh.-nna returns show that the crop
Win a promising condition, clean, with
- ood growth and fruiting well.
Mississippi reports the condition lower
i ' than a month ago on account ol excess
Slljve rainfall. The cro. was late Irom
5 slow germination, and on many planta-
tlonsisnow badly in grass, and not
' fruiting well. '
! . . ' Louisiana has enjoyed frequent lams
K' ; rather too much for bottom lands, and
r'; the crop has a rank growth ol weeds.
V Portions of Texas were in need ol rain
U the first of the month, .though no
.4Mlfe had J resulted. In other
" iditrtt loo much ram had put fields
somewhat in grass, but a lew days ol
ff.-Jrj weather would enable planters to
" ' Vemedy this.
In Arkansas, the early season was not
v" Varorablc and the plant was small and
' (ate; hut favorable weather during July
; r fca placed it in a vigorous condition,
V V. :..mi mt iu ..rovinr' rnpidlv.
'. , Ia Tennessee the condition has fallen
1 i, jk Ari,r 1 1. month. The stand was
' ' iwMtr nml late, and excess
i Vji -i'v Moisture lias prevented proper cultiva-
' twin.
Averages of condition by States arc as
' 'follow: Virginian.!, norm
, en Onntli t'nrolina 00. Georgia 1)1, Mor-
. ida 95. Alabama 98, Mississippi 88, I,oi.
isiana 92, Texas 1)1, Arkansas 03, leu
- -'. The caterpillar and boll worm are oc
. . ? enonallv mentioned ill Mississippi and
Louisiana and in several eoiiutics ol
t '", Texas, but the damage from them as yet
is inappreciable. ,
, ' V:,-., tobacco has fallen oil' materially on nc-'J'--"
cowA excessive rain. The decline is
'''-'" marked in thcJUluntic States,
r nd the Indiana fields arc lull ol weeds,
" , 0xA there has been a but .ol sunshine lor
iroper development, Average .
ing states are as ioiiows. i
ynuia 99, Maryland . "g'" ',.
Kentucky 81, Ohio 93, Indiana 55, W is
Coiisin 93.
The August crop report of the depart
ment of agriculture makes the condition
of corn, 04-.8; spring wheat, 81.2;
spring rye, !5. ; oats, 02.3; barley, !)).;
buckwheat, 05.2; potatoes, y,3; hay,
1I4-.5 ; tobacco, 8.. Lorn lias maoc an i
improvement during the past month ol
four and a half points, and is now less
than one point lower than at the same
idate last vcar. The August return ol con
.ltuwn has not stood more than one
point higher during the past nine years
and the present return has lieen equaled
,out three times during that jienod. 1 he
improvement quite generally dis
puted throughout tlx.' country, follow
ing favorable growing weather and
.sufficient rainfall. In a few States
especially along the Atlantic const,
the condition has lieen somewhat
reduced from excessive rainlall and
local floods and overflows; while
in many other districts where im
provement, is noted, similar causes have
In vented full cultivation, and thus
towered what otherwise might have
hecn nearly a pcrfcctcondition. In Ohio,
m r nml Indiana the result of early
...,l.,v,, ruble meteorological conditions
gur hfing overcome, and the crop pros
pect is rapidlv improving. The drought,
which, in (tortious of the Northwest
w.-if ened lu crop, hns been broken by
tt-asonable raips, and present returns
Show a high condition in that section.
Figures for the principal corn States are
i.. 1 I.,,!;,.,,,, K7 Illinois. 00. Iowa
III 1II.,1J Ul.lfc. ...v., I I 1 i, i
The damage wher-1 five, six, and seven stories high, liricks
arc being produced bv one company to
the number of 120.000 a (lav; and in
addition to this, the Northern Pacific has
irivcn sneeial rates on brick and other
hnildinir materials from Taconia and
other points within the Territory. It is
found that $2,350,000 will lie paid in
insurance; and it is esliinaetd that fully
l OOO.OOO will be expended here in
buildings during the next two years, and
that tne extra woi k oi omiuiug mm
limai'mmls incident thereto, will in
crease the population. Several sales of
vacant ground within tne mirneiiuisiiici
h.-ive U'eii made since the lire, at the
rate of $1,000 per front foot, and strange
to sav, the ground is ucui at an au-
vniHid valuation in that part ol the
citv. Numerous representatives ni east
ern capitalists and iiivestnientcoiupanics
are here ollering loans lor inuiiimg. ii-
leis and telegrams arc coining in to the
. . I :
same cltecl ironi companies navnn
here: and it is lielicveil that
everv foot of ground within the burned
district will Ik- covered by brick and
granite walls within the next three years
at the outside.
Maratutcn Racen,
Sahatoba. N. Y., August 10 Wcathe
i-le.-ir: track uood.
First race six furlongs: Violantewon
Minnie I'.-iliner second. Teuton third
Time 1 '!().
Second race six furlongs: Dukcnl the
lliirhlauds won, Itrown rrmcess sceonii.
Sinilii'ht third. Time 1.18
Third race mile and a furlong: King
slot, won.
i.-i.mHIi ran ineichauts' stakes, sweep
stakes, all ages $1,1-00 added mile and
r.,- i'u,l,.,i,.s- Hanover won. Montrose
sect mil, lilkwood pulled lip jn Hie niiddle
,f 1 lie stretch. I line 2..J i '.'2.
Pill h race live furlongs: Judge Mor
row won, Fellowship second, Oarog
third. Time 1. OHM,.
Sixth race live furlongs: (leiplte won,
won, I'ohninesc seconu, ununiu. nmw
Tim.. I lilt
Si-vent !i race selliiiL' mile : I talesman
M.-i'onlev second. Viuilant third
Time .4-3V
The Hrutnl Foreign llarltarianH
CoNNKI.l.SVll.l.K, l'A., AllgHSt lO. 1 lie
J0O, Missoun Uf, Kansas n.
101, Nevada 9, Tennessee 08, Kentucky
07. ' The general averages for the seven
.1 us States is 95 against 0o last
jnontli, and J for August, 18, Spring
vheat ha suHcrea a mriner imniis
iluring the mouth, the decline being nearly
3 ooiuts. The condition is now nearly 3
.mints higher than in 1887, and 1 above
that of 188(1. With these exceptions, it
js the lowest since the very small crop ol
18K1. Minnesota records the same ini-
IH-ovemt'nt since that report, but in Ua
uta tlicre i a further decline Ironi same
eaj,ses noted l4t month. Dakota is now
the luigest Sriiig wlicat State, and the
Very low condition there minces general
averages, In the rest of the spring wheat
distrkt.s, the condition is generally good,
perhni ubove an average for the recent
Series l years. Averages in the principal
States are; Wisconsin 00, Minnesota 03,
Iowa 0, Nebraska ,;ikotaS7, Wash
(ngton 75, The quality of Oif crop will
tie belter than usual, especially In t))e ex
treme Northwest, Kiccnnd barley ciicll
decline 1 Kint, the falling oft liemg
mainly in Nebraska and Dakota, 1 he
condition of oats, while 2 points lower
ihan reported last month, is higher than
Ai,,-,iat ofnnv veur since 1885. In many
sections the crop has suffered troin heavy
Vin()s and rains about haryest time, and
net report mav show dumagi' Ironi
1. j-iiiK not yet appreciated. Potatoes
have maintained their high condition of a
month ago, and now stand 1 point
hnJier than at this time last year,
n..nrl ofterinirs to-dav uuuregated
$111.')H. Accepted $01,000 hi lOli7'
for four and a hall's and 128 for fours,
A Horrible Death.
Lkxlsgton, Va August 10, Chas.
Camden died last night ol aenncer which,
In one year, literMlv ate away the lower
portion of h - body, starting m his legs.
The cas resisted the treatment ot the
most eminent surgeons.
Tks weather.
Washington, D. C, Aug.. JO -Indications
for North Carolina Uical showers;
slightly cooler, except in southeastern
portion ; stationary temperature, varia
ble winds,
lliini'.iiiaiis made another raid on tl
workmen at the Mercer coke plant and
drove them from work. 'Squire Duncan
and Officers Franks and Sluinii attempt
ed in iirn'St fifteen of the rioters whe
thrv were set iinoil bv the mob. Duncan
was terribly lieatcii anil Jeft lor dead
4 n and Franks cscaix'd bv running.
Alter bratitig Duncan the Hungarians
broke the windows and doors ol the
.-I :ir ...III
company 8 store, i iiceiM.n" wm ;."-
m- a posse this altcrnoon to ii,rcsl tne
raiders, TJic llungarians do not apjiear
to iiudeistaiul t;it the strike issetticii,
and regard the workmen as "black
llaxehall yesterday.
At Louisville-Athletics II, Louisville
At St. Louis St. Louis 4-, llrooklyn 2.
At Kansas City Kansas City 0, Co
lumbus 1.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati 20, Haiti
more 0.
At Pittsburg First game: Pittsburg
1. Washington 2. Second game: Pitts
burg H, Washington 5.
At liidiaiinpo1is"lwliauajohs 0, New
York 9
At Cleveland-Cleveland 10, Philadel
phia 5.
At Chicago Chicago 7, Hoston 9.
Duel Ilctween Railroad Officers.
ATLANTA Cn., August 10-Pat Cal
houn, general counsel for the West Point
Terminal Railroad, ;iiil J.D- Williamson,
president of the Chattanooga, Koine
and Can ollton Kailroad, fought a duel a I
Make's llliifl.oii Coosa rivcr.thisevening,
in which Calhoun wounded Williamson
in the right arm. The trouble grew out
of Williamson's denouncing a statement
ininle bv Calhoun before the legislative
committee as false Captain Harry
jackson. of Atlanta, was Calhoun's sec
ond, and Captain Jack King, of Koine,
was Williamson's second.
The AdirondnckH Shaken.
Saratoga. N, Y August 10. A shock
of an earthquake of forty-live secoudsdii
ration was felt in the Adirondacks at
8.4-0 o'clock this morning, Dishes rat-
rlcd, and buildings shook m at least a i
dozen difTcrent places. The motion was
from cast to west. The noise accom
panying the shock was distinct aim
sharp. The shock was particularly
hard at Warrensburg.
Weekly Rank statement.
New YokH, Am,''1 10. The weekly
bank statement is as follows:
Reserve, decrease $1 ,4-23,050
Loans, increase 1,521,200
Specie, decrease 572,500
I-cual tenders, decrease 1.37,00
lfcposils, decrease 1.088.2O0
Ciix illation, increase 3,200
Thebauks iov hold $0,793,125 in ex
cess of the 2.S percent, rule.
The World's Cotton Supply.
Nkw Yokk, August 10. The total visi
ble iinnlv of cotton for the world is 1,-
n.L-t!13 bales, of which 024,313 are
Anicrican.against 1,050,823 and f.94,223
bales, resiicctivcly. '"st year. Receipts at
all interior towns are 1,027 bales;
crop in sight li,(i.8(8,720 bales.
The NIphIc on Her Way Home,
San Francisco, August 10. The
steamer Australia, from Honolulu last
night brings news that the U.S. steamers
Nisic and Alert, from Samoa, were
sighted fifteen miles out from Honolulu
August 2, just before the Australia sailed
for this port.
Ronton Capital IHovlnic Mouth.
Boston, August 10. About eighty
gentlemen, capitalists of this city, lelt
this afternoon at three o'clock for Shef
field, Ala., bv special trains. It is stated
that the parly intend to invest heavily
in local enterprises at Sheffield.
IiiHurrectlonlNtH Headed by Hall
Hreedtt Attack tin- kiiik'h Palace
but are Repulsed and Finally
Compelled to surrender.
San Francisco, Cal., August 10. The
steamer Almada thai arrived last even
ing from Australia brings news ol a dar
ing, although liitue, insurrection mm
broke out in Honolulu, Tuesday, July 30.
Two half breed Hawanans named koiii.
Wilcox and Kobt. Hoyd, who had
hem sent at L'ovcrnmcut expense to be
educated at the Italian military school,
had been plotting an insurrection ioi
sonic time, but the rumors that were cur
rent were little heeded until the move
ment culminated in an armed hand ol
ibout 130 natives marching Ironi Pulanm
in Honolulu two miles, and securing an
entrance to the palace grounds in Hono
lulu. All was ciuiet UUl lIllz llic mum., m
though in most of the natives houses
lights were burning at miiiuigin.. noom.
8 a. ni. an unusual number ot nativesand
t'liin.-imeii were seen on the streets as ll
somcthiiiL' very uncommon was about
to happen. But while the people went
1 1, Im'iI as usual the rebel rioters formed
it I'alania. am about 3 a. in. incsday
m.-irchcil from that suburb to to the city.
Arriving at the Manka gate ot the palace
it 4 a. m., thev knocked at tins gate aim
demanded admittance; when, alter some
parleying, they entered the grounds un
opposed. 1 he raiaina rioters wcicjoinn
bv other so uads from other local cities
ainl at one time the rebels upon the palace
irroiinds must have iiuml)ered about 250.
The Knur was absent irom tne p.-iuuc
at the lime the alarm was given. He was
telephoned to and the royal party then
hastened to the King's boat house, where
thev remained during the day, guardci
bv a number of household troops. Mean
while the rebels summoned Lieutenant
P.-irker to surrender the palace, hut that
olliecr refused to surrender. A general
al.-u-ni was spread throUL-hoiit theeity by
means o the tc ephonc, and tne iioiioiiuu
Killes were immeiliatclv ordered to rcpoi
al their armory. There was u great dea
I exeiti nient. especially among the Port-
uiiiicsc and (.lltncsc. j uiiiiiiici oi ii"iii"-"
lied to the top of the lull, and a lew la
dies took refuge at the American legation
where a corps of marines Ironi the I', h.
steamer Adams was stationed. A cabi
net council was held, and with the three
ministers present were convened the
American, British, French and Portu
guese commissioners, t-api. vtoouwaio
ol the I'. S. steamer, also neuig present.
The cabinet decided to demand the sur
render of Wilcox. S. M. Damon was ap
pointed to cany out the demand; but
1.1m niiusioii proved to be unsiicccsslul.
Several shots inn) povy iccn exchanged
on both sides.
Hy 1 1 ii. ni., the rioters had all taken
shelter in the house termed the "Bunga
low," situated on the palace grounds,
while the Honolulu Killes had secured a
splendid position commanding this.
Shots were fired from both sides at inter
vals. Finally a corps of government vol
unteers began hurling giant powder
bombs at the Bungalow. About this time
thjrty or more rioters surrendered, oneol
whoin hiul been fatally shot.
Farlv in the skirmish, Robert lioyd,
chief lieutenant of Mr. Wilcox, wa se
verelv wounded ill two plates, ll is
stated that Wilcox shot two of his men
who he noticed were about to desert.
Win le this bombardment against the
Bungalow lasted, sharp shooters from
thcoperti house kept up a steady and furi
ous fusiladc, until finally, after hours of
lionibardmcnt, the rioters rushed irom
the building paying a white sheet upon a
pole anil shouting "peace." The surren
der gates were thrown open, ami a forci.
of volunteers entered and took the whole
of the rioters prisoners, The tiring ceased
about 7 p. m and Wilcox was inarched
to the station house at 7.15 p. m.. his
comrade prisoners arriving at the lock
up a few minutes later,
Among those opposed to the rioters,
the only serious casualty was a wound
in the shoulders received by Lieutenant
Piirker. and it is supposed it was from a
shot fired by Wilcox. On the side of the
rioters there were seven natives killed
and twelve wounded, several seriously.
The armed patrol which was organized
to watch theeity during the lightsand aft
erwards was composed of the Honolulu
Killes, the Blue Jackets, and tne marines
from the I'nitcd States steamer Adams,
and the Citizens' Volunteers, as hpceiul
constables, besides the whole polite force.
There were, however, no attempts at
incendiarism. There were plans of a
program said to have been formed by
Wilcox in each riot that he made. One
,-,.iioi l was to the effect thai he intended
to secure the crson of King Kalakua
and compel him id abdicate in favor of
his sister lllvokalaui. heir apparent, and
demand a new constitution and new cab
inet. Honolulu paers state this was
probably the plan proposed, either in
whole or in a modified form. But mal
lei s were kept so very secret thai the
exact reasons arc yet unknown. Com
nientiui' on the "situation, the Com
mercial Advertiser, of Honolulu, says:
The insurrection, although long pre
meditated and planned, was one ol the
most silly and hopeless attempts to over
turn the Hawaiian government that
could lie attempted. Nothing but gross
ignorance ol the situation couui uac
prompted any such attempt; and had the
rioters lieen white men, a lunatic asylum
or a heniiK-n cravat would have been the
most suitable punishment mat couui
have lieen meted out to them."
The oncra house, palace, government
buildings and many private dwellings
were more or less damaged hy bombs.
An inquest was in progress on the bo
dies of those killed in the riot when the
steamer Almada left Honolulu August
! A cabinet meelinil was held, but olh
,.; lifeline to stale the result of their
conference as regards the probable fate ol
the instigators ol the not.
Aeronaut Perry'H Marvelous l-.H-
cape from Death.
Ciiarlottk, N. C, August 9. There
was an exciting scene at Mt. Holly fair
rounds this evening. Pmiessor . K.
Perrv, the aeronaut ol the American Hal-
loon Company, was to make Ins marvel
ous leap to the earth afler ascending to
the height ot llnee quarters oi a nine, ut-
seending by aid ol a parachute. At o
o'clock, everything being in readiness, the
lazzlintr feat was attempted in the pres
ence of 1,500 iieople. The crowd watched
the man climbing into the air won unicii
breath. When the balloon had traveled
upwards about 700 led the crowd dis
covered that it was bursting. I he gas
could be seen shooting out, and soon ttit
canvas cloth began to drop. As Professor
Perrv was holding on under the para
chute, he was not aware ol his tcrnlili
iluation. The crowd liteaiuelraiilie with
excitement. c! went up and pisloh
were fired to attract t he man s.itteution
but all of no avail. Soon, however
all the gas and air ni the balloon was
exhausted, and, twitching jerking, and
whirling, it began to lall downward. It
was too late to loose the parachute from
the wrecked balloon, but lor some dis
tance it was successfully engineered. Tin
balloon causing the paraehuteto capsize
all came down wilha terrible-crash totln
eaith. The crowd rushed around the un
fortunate man and every attention wip
given him. but lor twi-nlv minutes he tlii
not move or show signs of life. His mil is
variously estimated a I from one to four
hundred feet.
Professor Perrv was bronchi here to
night and is being i rented by the best
medical skill ill the citv. Many of hi
bones are broken, bid physicians think it
is possible for him to recover. He weighs
ISO pounds.
At this hour (lip. in., I the chances for
Pi-olessor Perrv's recovery are not good
QI'K'K IN SliTTI.INt. ?.-
Robert Parker Sliol IHran al
Connelly Sprinus.
ClIAHI.OTTIi, N. C August IO. Kobt
Parker was assassin; i .ed yesterday morn
ing at six o'clock in his garden at t mi
nellv Springs, iust west of Hickory, N. C
The" murderer is unknown as vet. lit
shot Parker from .-nuliusli and then lied
Parker leaves a will- and two children
Several years ago in a drunken row near
Monroe. Parker shot and killed a man
ii.inud Stack. Parker was convicted
manslaughter and sentenced to eighteen
months imprisonment, being pardoiic
before the expiration of his term. At hi
trial Stack's brother was heard to s;
he would "kill Parker yet, if it tin
twenty years. Alter Parkers release
he moved to Matthews, near Charlotte
where he rose to considerable local pom
ical influence. W hile at Mai thews an
.itlemoi was made to assassinate I
Being ambitious, Parker moved to Con
ucllv Springs, wheic there is a secotii
rate college; and It is said he has I
study iiu al college. A telegram was re
ceive'd here lale last night for blooi
hounds with which to track the as
a ;r ni n am.,
'he Abandonment by servia in
Muster Her Troops Fu Masse
Kiiiri lo be line to HIsiuarck'H
l.i-num- of Peace influences.
CopyriKllI 1KKU ! the N. V. Associated I ress.
Berlin, August lo. Among the Inst
fortunate h ints ol l-.nglaiid s allacnniciii
lo Hit- triple alliance are the cessation ol
Servo-Bulgarian war preparations, and
the simultaneous suspension ol tretniuz-
T he e lect ol the coniomeu oi no-
itic action of Hngland, C.ei many, Aus
tria and ltalv upon a ecrtain ipicsiion as
pro iled by the t'.reek note lo the
powers is the result of a previous tindti -stauding
of the powers with Turkey on
muled action in the I'.asl. 1 uc nieci.
note, which thrcalcned a niid-intervcn-
Cion in Crete, inspired as it was by kiis-
sia, met witn a occimyc htinii ,;'
the lour powers within twonays. i neic
nothing in modern History hkc u mi
pidity of diplomatic action, with a
straigiitforward assertion ol dcliiule
In a circular note recci yen neic to-m,t;iii,
issued under concert, me mm
piuliale the charges of the Creek note
that Turkish misrule is solely responsible
for the Cretan iiisurrcetion. ll asserts
'.hat the reforms dcinauik-il In lliel lirisl
ians have been readily granted and that
(lie people would remain peaceful il they
were not incited by i.retii agnaiois.
The Porte's response does not allude
to the leading point ol tne arrangcnieui
in which the lour powers depend lor a
set I lenient of the I retail troubles,
namely, thai a Christian governor wit ha
nixed Christian and Mahometan council
leetcd by the people
government alter Hie
ire over.
A semi-official article in I he ourual de
St. Petersburg adinils that the proinpli-
udc ol decision ol I he powers has pre
vented the venu nl Irom assuming pro
portions which would menace the peace
I l-.tiropc, ami mat tne nei inn .gowau-
i lien I snha in ion n ictt i oi a iuumitcu uiassc
lalll he reserves is as certainly due to
the influence of Prince Bismarck's League
of Peace. Only a portion ol the reserves
is now ordered mil for loriual inspection.
These diplomatic successes insp'ue the
l-'oreigu I llliec here with brightci h"s
of drawing Spain into the League. I lie
Italian govcrnincii! having liclbr rc
lations with the Spanish than lias
t'lCinianv has been enlruslcd with 1 1 it
carrying on ol 'i he negotiations a I Mail rid,
and sends Signor Ciahlini as a special
envoy, ll Cialdini succeeds in pcrlei liny
an arrangement similar to thai w,i!i
liluie ;
llatutBoinc- W iiiiieii In Hauclsouie
Costuiues a( Way liesvllle.
The grand q iciiiiig ball and gentian
al the Haywood. White Stdjihtir Springs,
Friday evening, was a charming event,
and was largely participated in by the
guests at the Irolcl and visitors from this
city. Over l wo hundred icople were
present, ami tnanagerSwaHield has every
reason to be proud of the elegant way in
which ihe ball went off. Thcsupper was
simply elegant, and the dancing fine.
Among the ladies ill attendance were the
Mrs. J. M. Campbell, black net and
Mrs. Arthur M. Payne, pink silk, en
Mrs. o. M. h'oystcr, tan silk.
Mrs. Ci. A. Mcbanc, black cashmere.
Mrs. Josiah Kylauil. red silk.
Mrs. A. A. Wiley, purple silk, en traine.
.Mrs. Jas. H. Webb, black ncl and
Mrs. C.J. Koddy, black lace.
Mrs. C. N. Fcathcrstonc, green silk
and diamonds,
Mrs. Win. Oarsig, black lace and dia
monds, Miss Lain C. Webb, china silk and
Miss Mattic II. Webb, led cashmere!
and silk.
M iss (ictiie Tunstall, embroidered
in i it 1 .
Miss Alice Wise, while china silk.
Miss M.'izic Wise, white mull.
Miss Kate Dcrr, blue china silk
Miss Lithi Tunstall, vvllow silk
Mis Maria Love, black lace.
Miss Mary Love Striuglield, white
Miss llattie Walker, pink silk and
MissCallic Kylauil, blue china silk.
Miss Camniic Tunstall, white eash-nieie.
Miss Hlvira I-
Miss Mav
Koiiav, ere
, ercine e
tin ,-ilbatrtiss.
las gone
Fatal Railway Collision.
Ciiarlottk, N. Y.. August 10. A col
lision occurred near Forest Lawn, on the
Rome, Watcrtowil -'lid Ogilciisburg rail
road about 8 o'clock mis morning. The
night express bound west for Niagara
Falls ran into the Rochester train, which
was backing down, telescoping lour ears
A crockery manufactory is to be csta
lished at Wilmington hy Baltimore men
The Acme Wood-Fibre Company
been charted in Dare county, with $150
ooo capital stock.
Ilii-liot-v's new opera house is to I
done by ' November 20th. The audit
riinn will seat 750 people.
The Confederate Veteran,-! of Kowau
will have a grand picnic at Henderson's
('.rove. Salisbury, on the 22nd, instant.
The Farmers' AMianee has completed
arrangements for an oil mill al Tillery.
It will be a large one, with the best ma
chinery, The Kalcjgll Call figures the expenses
to the State of the Asylum investiga
tion to be $3,000, besides $800 paid out
by those interested in the prosecution.
It is staled that Hlias Carr. of l-alge-coiubc
county, will very probably be
. . .-,1... o. v. MIL
elected ncao oi tut- otatt- .- .-
anvsat the meeting at l ayctteville next
A man who gives the name of Vernon
llarcourt, who is in the city prison at
Wilmington, claims lo be a near iclativc
of Sir William Vernon llarcourt, the dis
tinguished Englishman.
Launch of a Fine Steamship.
CillvSTKR, Pa., August 10-The new
iron steamship "Kansas City" built at
Roach's yard for the New Fngland anil
Savannah Steamship Company was suc
cessfully launched to-day. T he vessel is
three hundred and fifty feel over all.
loitv-livc feet beam, and twenty seven
feet depth of hold. Her engines are ol
I riplecxpnuston, sui faeeeoiidcnsiiig type,
with thirty-three inch and lil'ly four inch
diameter, and lifty-lour inch stroke, sup
plied with steam Iiv eighl steel boilers.
sa- h.-iv been const ructed to move six-
n ami tint-hall knots per hour. I lei
passenger accominodaliinis are one Hun
dred and sixteen first class, anil one hun
dred ami twenty second class. When
finished she will ply Itetwecn New York
and Savannah. A large number ol peo
ple, ninny ot litem Irom the West, wit
nessed the launch.
Resttuii and Worklim.
Bar Hariiok, Maine, August lo.
President Harrison has made the follow
ing appointments: Samuel F. Phillips,
of North Carolina, commissioner on the
pari of the I'niied States, under the
Venezuelan, and the I'nitcd Slates treaty
concerning the adjustment of claims;
Charles li. Pope, of Missouri, consul at
Toronto; Richard (1. Lay, of the district
ol Columbia, consul general at Ottawa.
Tobacco Crop Prospects tiood.
Daxvii.i.i:, Va., August 10. Reports
from the growing crops of tobacco in tins
section are mosl encouraging, and then
is now every promise of a crop of line to
bacco. Dr. John C. James, a prominent
physician from Pittsylvania county, fill
from u street ear here to-day and sus
tained injuries about the head Iron) which
it is feared he will die.
WlmTlit't Are i whereThev Are,
and Wlinl Tliey Are IMiIiik
Miss Annie l.ce.ot Knoxville, is visiting
Miss Florence Doggell, on Woodlin
1 1 Mr. John A. Bixby, manager of the
1 tek iilioiie exchange in this citv, h
lo I'liai lotlc on a visit.
Mr. T. W. Rouse ami Misses Lillic ami
Marv. Kmise, of l.atirange, N. C, were
al the Sw uniinnon last night.
.Mr. U 1 1 i i II. Arrington, formerly of
( .olusboro, .V L ., is visiting his parents.
Dr. and Mrs. B. F. Arrington, on Wood
I'm slrct-t.
Miss Mary Trigg, a charming and pop
ulnr young lady, of Chattanooga, Tcnn.
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.........Un livRaiiibllim-Reporters , is t uc gu. si m .mis. im.o,,,, v
Koauiinu Around the Cil. j Il.iywtioil street.
The ureal American larmval at Hie: Key. Dr. J. L. Larroll has rccovcrci
Farmers' warehouse, Wcdncs lay and sttll'n it-m Iv from a recent attack of illness
Thursday evenings. Don't miss il. 1 to be able to occupy his pulpit at the
pie were in from the l-rciien liroaii iiapitst ciutren mis inorii
Ivnglauil, Bismarck will itave so lingtd
France with a circle of powers hostile to
a war til revanche as lo guarantee per
utanellt peace and probahiy a tt-iluclion
of aineilihucuts. T he rcpoi led in len I ions
of Fmperor William and the I -an press to
visit Madrid, though denied by sonic
the Spanish pit pets, is a delinite pro.jcel,
associated with overt nres for an iiuder
staniliug. If the present plans are car
ried out, Ivmperor William will go in the
imperial yacht to Lisbon In September,
and llieiice lo Madrid. 1-inpen n William
and Prince Henry arrived at Wilhclms
haven this afternoon, and immediately
. . . , , . . o ...i: ..
proceeded ny a special train to oi-uui.
Prince and Princess Bismarck came to i
Wilhchns Strassc from Varscu lo-uight.
, ami as a natural con
was good with thy
A great many pi
country yesterday
sequence, business
merchants, !
The Ashcvilledclcgalion to the Wayncs
vilic hall returned to the city yesterday.
Hitch one said he had had a big time at
the Springs.
The Christian church congregation
will listen to it sermon by lilder Harper,
at the Farmers' warehouse, at 1 1 o'clock
this morning.
The August term ol Buncombe stipe,
rior court convenes in lliis city to-morrow
morning tit ten o'clock--Judge Wal
ter Clark presiding.
A school for boys will be opened in the
hall oyer Jones ii Son's store, on South
Main street, September 2nd, by Mr. B.
F, Kuans and wife.
Two hundred and sixty guesls were al
the Battery Park last night, and not a
single vacant room in the big building
could be obtained alter 9 o'clock.
Special and Dedication Services
to be Held This Morning.
At 1 1 o'clock this morning Riverside
Methodist l-piscopal Church, South,
Rev. C. M. Bishop, pastor, will be duly
ami solemnly dedicated. Rev. A. Coke
Smith, a distinguished Methodist divine,
of Spartanburg, S. C, preaching the
dedication sermon. Mr. Smith will also,
occupy the same pulpit at the evening
service, beginning .-it 8.30 o'clock. ,
Siccial services relative to the building
of the new edifice, will he held at the i
First Baptist church, at 11 o'clock this j
morning, and it is important that every j
member shall Ik- present. livening ser
vice at the usual hour. )
Al the Central Methodist church, Sun- i
,1-iv Ki-h.iol will be held al 9, a. in., and
regular morning service at 11 a. in., by
the pastor Rev. Dr. 0. C. Rankin. Song
service al 8.30 p. in.
Regular services will also lie held
other citv churches at the usual hours.
Adjutant Harvey II. Orr, of the l-'ourtl
regiment. N. C. S. Ii., is here from Char
lotte, lie is the guest of his father-in
law A. T. Snmniev, Ivstt., oil Haywood
Mrs. S. K. Hunter and daughter Nettie
ami Mrs. W. J. 1 1 miter and daughte
Xciiic, of Paris, 111., who have been slop
ping at Dr. 11- B- Weavers lor the past
mouth, w ill leave lor their home to-mor
row morning.
Dr. Wardlaw Pclham, of l'hilailelphi;i
is here on it visit lo his brothers, Drs. W
li. ami S. D. Pt-lhaiu. Dr. Wardlaw Pel-
ham is a prominent surgeon m active
practice at the Philadelphia Hospital
one of the largest and most noted insti
tutions of its kind in America.
on to I-'ayettevllle.
Unite a party leave here to-night by
the lo o'clock train lo attend the great
. meeting of the Fanners' Alliance, which
metis al Fayeltcvillc, on Tuesday, al
3 o'clock, p. in. Among Ihose who go
'from here are: Messrs. W. F. Toinlin
son, W. P. Chccscboro, li. L. Henry
and N. Pliituadore. No doubt many
others, of whose names we are
not possessed. The train from the
Murphy branch brought in quite il num
ber of delegates Irom the Western coun
ties. Aiptuig them, wc note Mr. A. II.
Haves, the well known member of the
House from Swain, Messrs. li. D. Davis
from Jackson, John Morgan from Macon
. T. ll.-ivs from Cherokee, J. 11. Hancock
from Clay, Robert Winhcld Irom Hay
wood, anil L.M. Bryan Irom Madison.
To Resume Work
Lancaster, Pa., August
Pennsylvania Iron
HI. The
Works of this city
of the train and killing one person- ami psled a noliee lo-day ol the resumption
ight others. 1 he person , ,,f0, icr.ttions oil August 19 at .i.m 'i
h.-idlv iniiiring eight
killed was Miss bmina I'errni, oi m.
John's, Michigan, aged twenty-three
vears. Iter lamer aim niouier utn on
the train. Mr. I'errin was bruised and
injured internally. Mrs. I'errin has her
collar bone broken ami is otherwise in
jured, Andrew Tiffany, engneer ol the
steamer nazcuon, oi viswego, ,..i..
ton for puddlcrs. Five months ago two
Immlied and fifty men went on a strike
when wages were reduced to $3.50 js r
ton and since that time the mills have
been idle
l.arue Pack inn House Iturued
CitK Vt.o. August lo. A siH-ei.-tl Irom
Hammond, lnd., to the Daily News says:
At I o'clock this morning the large pack
ing house of t'.eorge 11. Hammond was
hurtled. The blaze w;is caused by the
can less striking ol a match near a barrel
of benzine in the oil house Within two
I hours the entire establishment was
il till burned to the ground. The killing and
dressing departments. Consisting ol two
large two story buildings, were saved oy
the Hammond and
.,i i.t iint,.. the united efforts ol
The Fourth Regiment military band. ! Chicago lire departments The lire threw
of Hickory, will furnish the music for the
A Newspaper Clianices Hands.
Moktgomkky. Ala.. August lo. The
N Y right leg broken; Lowell C.Brown, I Trov, to the Advertiser. There will be ; tainnicut.
' " .... .... i i ... 1 ll l.A........l nni1 thi eiliton.-ll !
On the 27th instant the State Tobacco
sonic inn men oui oi employment, i.oss
S; :'.ii, i 1 1( it I ll will take three months to
American Carnival at the Farmers' ! n,.,r i,t. damage.
warehouse on Wednesday ami I hursd.-iy
evenings next. This is one of the Ih-sI j
bauds in the Stale, ami those who
tout o line iiiiiw niii f"'-'.' I, i i i . . , ,,..,, -
... ., ,, , I over bv .in engine in the yards ol I lie t.
i i.. r.,r t . . In ,vl st rains I thev attend -
. . i & O. railroad, at Covington, Ky., on
the carnival on mi-,,,.-, ........
HislressliiK Accident.
Austin Smith, the only son of Mrs. J.
. C. Smith, formerly ol this city, was run
railroad, at Covington, Ky.
day, and hud b
severed above the knees.
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T ,.. ,..11. Ih.-ninsie. coucso.., ...... ...... wot.. o ..
of Sherman, N. V., right leg ciushed at ' no livplienatcd name, nun tne eiin..i..i.
knee and left foot badly crushed. He will I and oflice force ol the Advertiser remains
probably recover. He is a salesman. I unchanged.
Association meets at Greensboro.
Axed and Indigent Sufferers who
are Compelled to Rely I'pon the
Charily of Ihe County for Main
tenance and Medical Attention.
Located in the southwestern portion
of the city and adjoining the corporate
limits of the suburban village of Victoria,
is a long row of low, substantial build
ings, forming three sides of a square.
The buildings are comparatively new,
and appear to have been excellently con
structed. They arc plain and neat, and
in and about the porches ami grounds
surrounding the place, quite a munlier of
igcd and decrepit cop!e arc grouped
ibout. Some walk with difficulty, using
sticks or crutches, while others set in
iw chairs, or on stools, unable to move
ront sheer physical exhaustion or broken
ir deformed limbs, while still others lay
stretched upon clean Itctls, in neat and
heery rooms, suffering from diseases
om which they cannot possibly hope to
eeover, owing to extreme old age, and
the ineurablencss of their maladies.
The buildings above mentioned repre
sents the alms house or poor house of
Buncombe, and the people, Tim CiTiziix
now talking about, arc the unfortunate
poor of the county, unable to take care
f themselves ill their declining years
ind forced to rely upon the common
harity of the people, taxed for their
maintenance and support. It is a small
ix anil is cheerfully paid by the people.
The management of the poor house is
vested in the Board ol Commissioners of
the county, and is most creditable and
atislactory, indeed. The physician to
the poor is Dr. H. B. Weaver, who is also
county superintendent ol health. The
matron of the house is Mrs. Bickerstaff,
mil it most competent official she is.
Al present there arc about thirty-live
annates under her charge, the sexes be
ing nhoul evenly divided. The average
tge of these people is about fifty years.
while in one or two instances, some of
the paupers have passed the three-score
mile and ten years of life. One or two
more of these unfortunates are young in
years, sullering from inherited diseases,
or rendered helpless for life by accident
deformity ol limbs, in some easts
tilling from birth.
All ol them complain of physical Iron
Its, and all of them are real sufferers to
i greater or lesser extent. Of the ai'-
menls that aiinct I lie poor in lite anus
house, Dr. Weaver mentioned to the re
porter a lew, such as tuberculosis, chronic
heiimatism, epilepsy, paralysis of the
nerves, general physical exhaustion ut-
ident to extreme old age, dropsical
liseases in their varied complications, etc.
In ninnv, if not entirely, all ol these cases.
t permanent cure can never In-cllcctcd.
ind the only relief the patients find is of
t temporary character.
No county in North Carolina has done
more or is doing more lor us unioriu
ualc poor than Buneomlie, and Tiik
Citizi-:n doubts very much if there can be
found in tile whole Stale an almshouse
that is better managed or kept in a
leaner, neater and lietter general sani
tary condition than ours, liaeh room is
lathed and plastered, supplied with kt-
Icct ventilation, clean Itcds and bed
clothing, a grate in every fire-place, the
floors scoured almost to w hiteness itself,
and the grounds surrounding in a wcll
draincil and perfectly clean condition.
The water used on the place is from a
well is sweet, pure, cool and sparkling,
ami the supply inexhaustible.
A large farm and garden adjoins the
almshouse, and from these the table is
abundantly supplied with all kinds of
vegetables in season. Besides vegetables,
there are always fresh meats, such as
beef, mutton, pork, chickens, etc., served
in nici slute and in the greatest quan
tity. I'ows furnish a sufficient supply of
milk I'm cooking, medical and other pur
poses, and altogether the Buncombe
paupers set down lo a feast three times
each day. All ol thcin say they arc well
fed and could not wish fiir any improve
ment in that quarter. The cost ol keep
ing a patqter. its we hit vetlescrilicd above,
is about four dollars per head a month.
There is no waste of anything owing to
the matron's suiHTior methods ol maii-
igeincul, anil everything sent to the in
stitution is strictly ami satislactonly
accounted for at the end of every month.
Dr. Weaver, the physician in charge, is
almost a daily visitor at the almshouse.
His duties are onerous and responsible,
ami his ierformancc of them has gained
for him the respect and confidence of the
commissioners and the people. He visits
each ward, examines each patient, an
swers a thousand and one questions,
writes the necessary prescriptions, and
is v.ry kind to the poor under his care.
He also insK'i ts t he wards ami premises
at each visit, and is uly was vigilant and
attentive. He looks out for the welfare
of the poor anil the interests of the tax
payer at the same time, and comes as
near as il is possible to come, in doing
even-handed justice to all concerned.
Chairman Kaukin, of the Board of
Commissioners, is also a frequent visitor
to Ihe alms house, looking niter tne
wants of its inmates and seeing that
everything goes right out there.
Take it as it stands lo-day, Buneomlie
has cause to lie proud of the institution
she has erected lor her jioor and aged,
and the officers her Board of County
Commissioners has selected to control
and direct its affairs. They cannot 1
improved upon, and The Citizen only
wishes that every county in the State
paid as much attention to its destitute
The Flower Mission will purchase its
drugs for this month from Dr. Grant and poor as does the glorious county of Bun
its groceries at Mr. J. M. Y'oung's. I combe.

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