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VOLUME V.
ASHEVILLE, N. C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1889.
NUMBER 111.
EUROPEAN LETTERS.
CHANUKU HIM PLANS,
OYER AT HOT SPRINGS.
FAT ON THE FLOOR.
AN IMPRESSIVE SERVICE.
FOLKS VOU KNOW.
CONSUL CONROY DEAD.
THE LAND THAT BISMARCK
RULES WITH IRON HAND.
The Scenery of the Rhine Like
that Along; the French Broad
German schemes to Relieve the
Traveler or His Shekels.
Mayknck, Germany, August 0.
Editor Citizen: A sail up the Rhine,
which we fully enjoyed on yesterday, is a
thing long to be remembered. In some
respects the features of the country re
semble those of our own, as seen UKn
ascending the French Brond, from Mor
ristown to Transylvania. First a broad,
comparatively level country, but here
grim with frowning fortifications, which
disfigure with thoughts of blood nnd vio
lence the otherwise peaceful and lovely
scene.
This character prevailed from Cologne
to Bonn, probably a distance of fifty
miles, but there the country suddenly
changed ami a precipitous mountain juts
out into the current crowned with a
massive ruinouscnstlecallcd "Draecnfels"
(Dragons Crag we suppose), which fills
us with wonder how the ancient builders
could haveraiscd the tremendous amount
of stone to its dizzy height, their qunrry
said to have been at Cologne; but in re
scct to beauty, it is far eclipsed by the
numerous towers and castles which greet
us after pussiug Coblentz.
At every turn of the tortuous river
have become narrow and in places so
swift as to make our steamer puff pain
fully. Our neck is sore with craning from side
to side, and eyes strained with looking
upward, at these marvelous works of the
Robber Kings, erected hundreds of years
ago, and still standing as durable as the
mighty rocks eternal, upon which they
are perched.
At one place we have pointed out the
remains of the buttresses of Ca-sar's fa
mous bridge, over which many school
boys have labored and accomplished the
crossing with more pain and tears than
it'Cost the great General himself.
After passing a defile where the river
hits broken through the mountains (very
similar to that lrom Ashevillc to Taint
Rock I, extending from Coblentz, at the
mouth of the river Moselle, to Hingen, a
distance ol probably fifty miles, we reach
again a brond, open, comparatively level
county, similar again to the upir French
Broad.
Naturally the most interesting is the
intermediate section, and never have we
experienced anything bo charming, en
tirely differing lrom any of our American
rivers in the marks of a dynasty long
since passed uway. Our boat crowded
with pleasant English tourists, and on
either bank a railroad, whose crowded
trains excite our sympathy that they are
hurried through scenes so delightful.
Every )oint of rocks, however precipi
tous, is crowned with some old fortifica
tion, of which the guide books give us the
hard German names, and some legend,
which makes us wish that they had been
made delightful by someSir WalterScott.
Possibly they have had writers of their
own equal to Scotland's wizard, and it
is our ignorance which keep us so in the
dark.
Many ot the ruins are of vast dimen
sions, and their rugged walls covered
with most exquisite ivy, which at a dis
tance seemed to resemble the famous
Kenilworth Some had been partly re
stored and occupied, which filled us with
envv for their fortunate owners.
To ourunpoctical term of mind, not by
nny means the least interesting feature,
was the Vineclad mountains; literally
vincclnd from the lofty summit to the
very water's edge, and far the most part
so sleep that the licds, or spaces, had to
be prepared bv blasting out the solid
rock and building up stone walls to sup
port a small bed oflcvel ground, in which
the grapes were bedded. At places these
walla ngzagged back and forth across
Ihe face of the cliff, affording an easy
grade for the laborers to ascend.
We noticed that the numerous little
beds seemed covered with vines of va
rious ages, and a friend explained this by
ayingthat instead of plucking only the
bunches of grapes, the pickers pull up the
whole vines, carry them to their houses,
separate and stone the grapes, which
are turned into the wine vats, and return
the seed to the soil fertilized by the ashes
of the vines. We can hardly think that
this can be the common custom, but only
give the information as told to us.
The manufacture of wine is certainly
the leading industry, and it is more diffi
cult to procure drinkable water than
good wine, although the price of the lat
ter is higher than we expected ; perhaps
it may be cheajK-r lor the residents, and
only the ordinary fleecing of a traveller,
providing him no decent water, and
forcing the purchase of wine at an exor
bitant price.
The nuisunce of no soap, no lights, ex-r-mt
ilim candles, is very great, more es-
iieciallv the former. We must either put
ui) our soap immediately after washing
while wet and soft, or buy a new piece at
rnc-h hotel. We huve caught on to the
candles, by quietly carrying away those
that we nave paid for, and supplying
our own light altcrwarcis, ami naving
our bills docked accordingly .
i. The bills will always ullow insiiection,
which generally discloses one or more er
rors, always on the side of the landlord,
cither in computation, addition or items.
And the rascals do not seem at an mom-
fied when their attention is drnwn to it,
but promptly make the correction with
m imoudent shruir of the shoulders.
Another scheme is that they cannot be
induced to render your bill over night
hut withhold it until the omnibus is at
the door, and you are hurried to catch
the train or boat, thinking you will not
have time to insiiect it. In this way we
came near being left behind by our party
at Cologne, but we had nerve enough for
the occasion, and gained the receding
boat, after accomplishing a considerable
reduction.
As regards the polities of this section
we of course can gather very little, but
ure impressed with an apparent uisposi-
tlon towards war, and a settled hatred
for the French. Soldiers and fortifica
tions on all sides are a blur on what
would otherwise be a charmingly beau-
ful country.
While we can scarcely think that in this
enlightened age the world will again be
disgraced by a war between two nations
calling themselves cnristiuns, we would
rlmllv mrr nn atmosphere of "Dence irood
wUl" pervading the people, which would
be the Dest saieguaru agninsi mc nor-
rora of the dark aires oeing repeated
We are now dashing along on a Ger
man rnilwnv. verv similar to the Eng
lish, except that the ears are larger and
locomotives heavier, towards Hcidcl
hmr. where we will soon stop to inspect
its famous University and other points of
ntrrrat. and Drobaulv proceed later in
the day towards Switzerland, where we
hope to have a continuance of this balmy
weather, to enjoy its mighty mountains
, aud sweetxalm lakes, of which we will
write you in our next. i. w. r.
The President will Stop a nay In
Porkopolls,
Dker Park, August 19. President Har
rison has somewhat changed the plan of
his trip West, intending to stop in Cin
cinnati before, instead of after, his visit
to Indianapolis. A suh-cotnmittee of the
Cincinnati chamber of commerce waited
upon the President this morning, and he
promised to attend a reception to be
given Wednesday at 12.30 p. m., in the
new chnmlicr of commerce building, nnd
to poy a short call nt the Builder's Ex
change. President Harrison will heat the
Gibson house in the morning and receive
callers from 9 to 1 1 o'clock. The Presi
dent will leave here Tuesday night, nnd
arrive in Cincinnati at 7 a. m. Wednes
day, and take a special train about 4
p. m., on the Big Pour. Secretary Kusk,
United States Marshal of the District of
Columbia Ransdell, and private secre
tary Halford will accompany him. The
committee which waited on the Presi
dent consisted of Theo. Cook, Jas. R.
Brown, O. I,. Peervinc, L. R. Kick, B. H.
Cox, and . M. Bnlier. They are highly
elated at the success of their mission.
The President S)ent Sunday quietly.
In the morning he went to the little
chapel of the hotet with ex -Senator Davis,
and listened to a sermon based on the
parable of the fig tree. The minister
spoke of the worthlcssncss of the lives of
those whose aims arc selfish, and how
they became unhnppv, forgotten and
friendless, while those who live for
humanity never lose interest in life.
Private Secretary Halford's daughter
s; rug a solo, the "Better Land," during
service. The President's old law partner,
Attorney General Miller, and Lawyer
Klam, met him ufter service. After
dinner the President took a mile walk in
the mountains, enjoying the scenery.
Mrs. Harrison remained athonic all dav,
resting from her journey from Nantucket.
Saratoga Races.
Saratoga, N. Y., August 19 First
race five furlongs: Objection won, Lady
Pulsifer second, Lucan third. Time
1,04 Mi.
Second race five furlongs, Deer Lodge
and Bnccncio finished head and head
both pocketing Ilaraniburuc who came
first on last furlong. Time 1.03.
Third race mile and one-sixteenth:
Brown Princess won, Duke of Highlands
second, King Crab third Time 1.48V4,
Fourth race four furlongs: Rainbow
won, Major loni second, Nannie 1
third. Time 5.01 Mi.
Fifth race six furlongs: Ben Harrison
won, Gypsy second, Honila third. Time
1.11.
Sixth race one mile: I-onsic won,
Mirth second, Redlight third. Time
1.43 '4-
Sneaker Carlisle in Mexico.
St. Loi'is, August 19. A despatch
from the city of Mexico snvs the Hon.
olin (i. Carlisle and wife accompanied
by United States minister Bryan, left here
for Guadalajara Saturday nighl, where
they willtegivennrcccptionhy Governor
Casona, of the State of Jalisco. Satur
day afternoon the Secretary of the In
terior, Romero Knbio, gave a dinner at
Tacubnva, nt what Mr. and Mrs. Car
lisle, Minister Ryan and President and
Mrs. Diaz were present. The cnterLaiu
ment is said to have been the finest ever
given in Mexico. Mrs. Carlisle was
visited by Mrs. Diaz during her stay in
the city, and by many of ladies of the
American colony. Mr. Carlisle has re
ceived more attention from Mexican
officers since he has been here than any
American since General Grant s visit.
Reunion of Tar Heels.
Unltinicire Sun.
There is to Ik- a grand reunion of na
tive North Carolinians, now resident in
other States, nt Raleigh at the time of
the Southern industrial display and
State fair, which begins Oct. 14, and con
tinues five days. Ihe lowest possible
rates have been furnished by the railways,
and there will lie no obstacle in the way
of those who wish to revisit the old
scenes and renew the tender associations
of past years. The sous of North Caro
lina arc scattered nil over the country,
and ninny of them have won distinction
in the various avocations of life and re
flect credit on their native State. Lven
Connecticut's favorite son, Gen. Joseph
R. Hawlev, is proud to claim North Car
olina as the State of his nativity, and
will no doubt figure conspicuously at the
coming reunion. It will doubtless prove
n most pleasant affair.
Attempt at Train Wrecking-.
Vincknnks, Ind., August 19. A most
atrocious attempt at train wrecking is
reported on the North-Unstern and Rich
mond Railroad, about tour miles out ot
Ogden. Some miscreant had placed a lot
I rails on the track with the intention
of wrecking the first train that came
along, but several (icrsons ol the town ot
Ogden borrowed a hand car to go to El
mira on a visit, and were going over the
railroad at a terrible rate when the car
struck the obstruction, knocking the
licht structure into the air and throwing
the passengers in every direction, i ne
attempted train wrecking was thus
averted. They were all more or less in
jured.
Baseball Yesterday.
At Louisville Louisville 8, Brooklyn
9.
At Indianapolis Indianapolis 3, Chi
cago 10.
At Cleveland Cleveland a, riitsuurgn
4.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia 14, Bos
ton 4.
At New York Called on account of
darkness.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati 3, Colum
bus 4.
Sale of Coal and Iron Works.
Montc.omkrv, Ala., August 19. The
Bricrficld Coal and Iron company was
sold to-day under order oi the United
States circuit court, lor uuu,iiuu. i nos.
F. Lnsube and Thos. F. Peters, trustees,
were the purchasers for the bondholders,
The plant is situated in Bibbcounty, and
onsista of furnace, nailery, and thirty-
twn thousand acres of coal and iron
lands. Several creditors giive notice of
appeal from the decree of the court.
Resumption of Work.
Lancaster. Pa.. August 19.
.The Pennsylvania iron company
of this citv resumed work
this morning, after eighteen weeks idle
ness. Employment given to au men
Jail Delivery.
Lynch HfRG, August 19. Two negroes
named T. F. Allen and John Carter es
caped from jail here yesterday evening Dy
knocking the jail riooi down. One was
recaptured, but the other is still at large.
The weather,
Washington, D. C, Aug. 19. Indica
tions for North Carolina r air weatner;
stationary, southerly winds.
Brilliant Performance of an Amus
ing Farce.
Special Correspondence to The Citizen.
Hot Springs, N. C, August 18.
Last niirht the much talked ot dramatic
entertainment at the Mountain Park ho
tel was given in the large ball room, in a
manner which might hnve surprised Mr.
W. D. Howclls, the author ot that de
lightful farce known throughout the
length and breadth of the land as "The
Mouse Trap. 1 his well written, one-
net farce depicts the mortal terror of
half a dozen ladies who meet socially in
the drnwing room of one of their "set,"
over the supposed presence of a mouse.
A gentleman culler, having, in a spirit of
fun, convinced the hostess, his fiancee,
that there was a mouse in the room sim
ply to test the physical courage of wo
men, as a means of arrivingntthe conclu
sion of an argument then taking place be
tween them, that women are braver than
men. The ruse of this supposed presence of
a mouse succeeded only too well. 1 he lady
callers, in their anxiety to escaie the
supposed mouse jump upon tables and
chairs. The maid is overcome in the dis
charge of her duties, mounts a chair,
while the charming Hostess loses ner
courage completely and stoutly refuses
to leave the safe retreat ot a most com
fortable chair. Finally, herguestsescane
from the room alive amid an uproar, and
such a terrific scries of feminine shrieks
as might have scared a lion, rhe gentle
man caller labors energetically, entreat
ing his betrothed to leave her perch on
the chair. At last, after much amusing
dialogue between the wrouglit-iipcouple,
the hostess, Mrs. Amy Nimcrs, )crniits
her young man, Mr. Willis Campbell, to
carry her out of the fated room, as the
curtain falls.
The role of Mrs. Somers was charm
ingly im)crsonatcd by by Miss Shoc, of
New York, one of the most brilliant and
handsome young ladies in the Empire
State. Miss Bishop, of Washington, D.
C, as Mrs. Agnes Kolicrts, gave a tal
lentcd representation as the fastidious
sister of Mr. Campbell the author of all
the troubles ot these dear ladles. Jane,
the maid, was simply lierfcct in the hands
of Miss Labouisse. Mrs. Barrows, as
Mrs. Curwen, u caller. Miss Comer,
ns Mrs. Miller, and Miss Kunibough, as
Mrs. Bcnris, were simply inimitable.
The part of Mr. Willis Campbell was
taken liy Mr. licaen, oi Massaenuscus.
A recitation by Miss Traynor won the
heartv applause of the audience. An ex
cellent musical programme by the orches
tra, and dancing, coueiuoeu one oi
the happiest evenings ever passed
it the Mountain Park. Much credit is
due to MissDoru Jones, of Greensboro,
N. C, lor ner assicious cnorts in arrang
ing the pluv. drilling the company and
for the general oversight of the details of
the comedy.
Lieutenant Governor Holt and wile were
among ihe arrivals on Saturday evening.
A distinguished party ot New vorKcrsps
expected during the week.
AMOTHKH StKW PARTY.
North Carolina Negroes Dissatis
fied with the Administration.
Charlotte, N. C, August 19. Ill
olicdiencc to a call issued sometime ago,
bout six hundred negroes gathered here
Saturday, the purpose teing to organize
a black man's republican party. Negroes
came from all parts ot this state and
South Carolina. As no suitable place
could be secured in town mc crowd re
paired to a grove about one mile in the
country, and after stands had been ar
ranged, John Wilson, a colored police
man, of Charlotte, called the convention
to order. Speeches were first in order,
d soon blood could be seen in the ma
jority of the negroes' eyes. The sjienkers
denounced President Harrison s appoint
ments in the South generally, and espec
ially in this State. The speakers charged
that Harrison's policy was to give idl
good places to the white men and the
colored brethren had to play second fid
dle to everything.
"Yes, but we won t do it, echoed a
hoarse negro voice through the grove, at
which juncture tremendous applause
went up from the crowd. It was charged
that out of thirty thousand dollars sent
to this State last year as a campaign
boodle fund, the negroes did not see
more than one thousand of it, it having
been misapplied by those into whose
hands it was trusted. The convention
resolved to either change Hurrison's ap
pointments in this State or withdraw
forever their support from the party.
After much debating nn "independent
republican party" was organized.
The Roman Catholic Centennial.
Baltimore, August 19. Answers to
invitations to theeentennialof thcCntho
lic hierarchy to be held in Baltimore,
November 10th, and succeeding days,
indicate a very large attendance. Fully
fifty ot the bishops ol the tinted Mates
will be present. Cardinal Taschereau,
archbishop of Ouclicc, has sent a very
cordial acceptance. A number of Cana
dian archbishops and bishops will doubt
less do likewise. An unprecedented feature
of the occasion will be the probable at
tendance oi a aeicgaiiou irom noiiic,
headed by a prelate holding a high rank
in the Propaganda. A delegation of dis
tinguished laymen from the Pacific slope
have scut letters lequesting tnat seats
be reserved.
Sullivan Goes Home.
Pittsih'RO, August 19. lohn L. Sulli
van and party passed through Pittsburg
on the limited this morning enst. Sulli
van was sleeping, and Mathew Clune
would not allow him to be disturbed.
Clune said it was true they were going
to form a combination, and Kilrain would
probably be in the company.
Assignment of Wagon Works.
Richmond, Va., August 19. Richard
Frcy, proprietor of the Richmond Wagon
Works, made nn assignment to-day.
Liabilities $6,000. Assets not stated.
Bible Society Notice.
Members of the Executive Committee
of the Buncombe County Bible Society
are requested to meet in the basement of
the Presbyterian church, on Mondny
evening next, at 8 o'clock. Rev. Thos. H.
Law, suieriiitendent of the American
Bible Society, for this district, will he
present. T. C. Smith, President.
Progressive Euchre.
The Misses Potter, of Wilmington, will
give n progressive euchre party to' a
select number of friends in the parlors of
the Battery Park hotel this evening.
The affair will be recherche.
C. D. Blnnton & Co.,lothiers, tell the
people of Asheville what they are going
to do. Read their advertisement iu The
Citizen this morning.
FIRE
Nine People Burned to Death in
a New York Tenement Which is
Supposed to Have Been Fired
by a Restaurant Keeper.
New York, August 19. Enrlv this
morning a fire broke out in the kitchen
of the big five story tenement at 355,
Seventh avenue. Nine out of sixty odd
occupants lost their lives, and it is a
great wonder that many more did not
perish. The dead are: William Glennier,
aged sixty years, burned to death; Nel
lie Nichalegan, aged twenty years, smoth
ered; Mary Wells, aged tjiirty-one years,
smothered; Thomas Wells, aged two
years, smothered, Bertha Jastig, aged
forty years, burned to death; William
Mokcc, aged forty-seven years, burned
to death; Jane Jeffrey, aged sixty-five
years, smothered; an unknown woman,
aged sixty five years, ' smothered. List
of the injured: William Glennier, aged
eighteen, badly burned; John Glennier,
badly burned and injured. The building
was occupied by thirteen families, who
have been made temporarily homeless
by the fire. The flames did not do much
damage in the various apartments, but
burned out theirstrcngthin the hallways.
The loss will not amount to more than
$10,000. The fire originated in the rear
of ohn Snyder's restaurant, and at an
hour when all the cople in the house
were sleeping soundly. How the fire
started is as yet a mystery ; but as the
restaurant cook is missing, it is fair to
presume that the accident occurcd while
lie was making a fire on the range. The
awful secd with which the flames swept
up through the building, suggests the use
of kerosene by the cook. The door lead
ing from the kitchen to the hall was
found open, and a great volume of fire
rolled into the passage, and swept up
the stairway so rapidly that families
living on the first floor must inevitably
have jicrished without even so much as
warning. But it so hapiened that the
rooms directly over the restaurant were
unoccupied on account of the heat, which
seemed to sift through the floor from the
range underneath. Less than half a
block awny, on the corner of 28th street
and the avenue stood policemen Warner
and McCullough, ol" 30th street station.
They received warning from the cry of
paiii which came from the building, and
looking in the direction from whence it
came, saw wall of fire lieating against
the front windows of the restaurant.
By the time they realized what the trou
ble was, a forked tongue of flame shot
out from the roof and lighted up the
neighborhood ; and with their clubs, the
two officers beat on the front door, but
the spiteful blaze shot out nnd drove
them back. They tried the next door, and
by that way found an entrance. There
were signs of life in the building, and the
officers hurried from otic room to another,
rapping on the doors with their clubs,
and calling to the inmates to fly for
their lives. Murmurings at first were
heard; then the buzz of many voices
were finally changed into n wail of terror
and agony from women and children
struggling for their lives in the death
trap. The fire cscaies lending from the
burning building to another tenement
were rapidly filled up with half naked
people. In the meantime, alarms had
been sent out, and the fire department
was soon at work on the flames and as
sisting the frightened inmates.
The flames wer extinguished easily
enough by the fireman, and all the io
ple in the'fire escapes were safely landed.
Not one person escaiied down the stair
way. The names of a few who tried it
arc found in the list of the dead, ns given
above. As soon as possible, the search
for the dead tegan. The first body found
was that of William Glennier. The re
mains were discovered by the side of the
bed in his -oom, on the second floor.
He had risen to flee with his sons, but
his old legs were not nimble enough and
he perished. The boys were taken to a
hospital. They were burned on the feet,
caused by walking on the hot iron bars ol
the fire escape. In the rooms of the
Wells family was a sight which cannot
easily be forgotten. In the middle of the
floor knelt the mother, Mary Wells, and
in her dead embrace were her dead chil
dren, Jane and Thomas. They had lieen
smothered, nnd no bums or blisters
defaced the pallor of their countenan
ces. The nine dead bodies were placed in
n ambulance and taken to the 30th street
station. Coroner Handy has given
friends permits for the removal of the
dead.
Snvdcr, keener ot the restaurant in
which the fire broke out, was arrested on
suspicion ot being responsible for its or
igin. A policy of insurance for $1,000
oil HIS SIOCK was lotlllll III Ills nisseasum
and the employe states he found "fat'
scattered over the floor ol the restau
rant. CAPTAIN JONES RESIGNS
And Lieutenant Ered A. Hull
Is Elected to Succeed Him.
At a regular meeting of Buncomlie Di
vision No. 1, Uniformed Rank, Knights
of Pythias, held at their castle hall in
this city last evening, Captain Johnstone
Jones tendered his resignation ns comman
der of the Division, greatly tothc regret ot
his comrades and warm personal friends.
Gen. Jones has made a most efficient and
worthy officer, and when his resignation
was finally accepted it was with much
protestation and many sincere express
ions of reluctance to pnrt with him.
An election of officers was then gone
into and Lieutenant Fred A. Hull was
chosen as Sir Knight Captain to succeed
Mr. Jones; Fred L. Jacobs, Sir Knight
Lieutenant, to succeed Mr. Hull, and E.
V. Jones, Sir Knight Herald, after which
the Division disbanded to meet again on
Monday evening next, at the usual place
and hour.
Gen. Vance Will Speak.
A note from Rev. Levi Branson says
that Gen. Robt. B. Vance will deliver nn
address at the Talienia:le, near Connelly
Springs, on Saturday next, his subject
being "The Liquor Traffic a Hindrance
to the Spread of the Gospel. Associate
Justice Merrimon of the State supreme
court, will also be present on the occa
sion.
Illness of John R. Tucker.
Lexington. Vs.. August 19. Hon,
John Randolph Tucker, ex-member of
Coneress. is reported to be very ill to
night. His family fear a seriouschange.
Read what C. D. Blanton & Co., talk
about in this morning's Citizen.
AN EARLY MORNING
AND ITS WORK.
Dedication of Trinity Episcopal
Church Sunday.
This building, one of the finest church
edifices in the city, has been finished and
used for a nuniberof years. A debt, con
nected with its construction, hung over
it, which was not fully extinguished un
til recently. Until so extinguished, it
could not be solemnly dedicated to its
sacred uses. On Sunday last, being at
length from nil encumbrance, advantage
was taken of the presence here of Bishop
Lyman on his annual visitation to per
form the formal act of dedication. The
occasion was an unusual nnd a very in
teresting one. and the remarkably bright
and pleasant day attracted an unusual
throng to witness the ceremonial ; which
attended by little of show or pomp, was
one of solemn dignity and impressive rit
ual. Every pew was filled, and the aisles
were filled by those for whom scats were
provided ; and all waited anxiously for
the b)ening of the ceremony.
According to the order of the Episco
pal church in the United States, the
Bishop was received at the entrance of
the church by church wardens the and ves
trymen of Trinity, and accompanied by
them and the clergy present proceeded up
the aisle, repeating alternately the 24th
psalm. The Bishop then took his scat
within the chancel rail accompanied by
the clergy, and when so seated, Mr.
Laurence Pulliam, senior warden, read
and presented the formal instruments of
donation of the church building to the
sole uses to the service of Almighty God,
through the head of the diocese. The
Bishop then, with fine voice and impres
sive manner, received tne donation and
then offered up a prayer, followed by the
prcscriljed invocations for the full and
proiH-r uses ol the donation.
The Bishop then resumed his chair, and
the Rev. Dr. Buxton, rector of thechurch,
rcud the service of consecration.
Then the morning sentence of the day
were opened, conducted by the Rev.
Theodore Porter, of Charleston, S. C,
with the psalms and lessons esiecinlly
appointed for the occasion. Bishop Ly
man then delivered most impressively u
sermon, one chief point in which was to
impress upon his hearers the sacred char
acter of the edifice now solemnly and ex
clusively dedicated to religious uses from
which, in the language of the donat ion,
is to be excluded ull uses unhallowed,
worldly and unholy.
After the sermon the communion ser
vices were celebrated.
The spectacle was altogether a solemn
and imposing one, simple yet lastingly
impressive. With the Bishop, there were
present the Rev. Dr. Buxton, Rector of the
church, the Rev. Dr. Buel, the Rev. Mr.
Hnnckcl, of Abbeville, S. C, and the Rev.
Mr. Theodore Porter, of Charleston,
S. C.
At 8 o'clock p. m.thc church wasagain
filled to witness the administration of
the interesting rite of Confirmation,
which was administered to a class of six.
Yesterday morning the rite was admin
istered privately to a young gentleman
of the city, for some months an invalid,
and unable to leave his room.
A SWELL GERMAN.
Given In Honor of Ihe Misses
Tucker of Raleigh.
One of the most delightful social events
at the Battery Park this season was the
german given ycstcnlay morning in
honor of Misses Sadie and Bessie Tucker
of Raleigh by Mr. Thos. S. McBce of
this city.
The large pavilion at the Park was
thronged with participants and specta
tors, and a more brilliant or charming
assemblage it would be difficult to im
agine. Prof. Pearson'sfamoiis orchestra
furnished the music, and the ball room
floor was in most excellent condition.
Promptly nt 11 o'clock, Prof. Pearson
gave the signal for the orchestra to strike
up, and to the time of the spirited strains
handsome Tom McBce and the beautiful
and Switching Miss Sadie Tucker stc-
ped forward and the magnificent german
was licgun.
The other participants in the dance
were Mr. McKinney nno miss hcssic
Tucker. Mr. I. W. Sluder and Miss Rosa
McBce, Mr. Tench Carson nnd Miss Jus
tice, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Wright, Mr. R.
P. Foster and Miss Skinner, Mr. D. C
Waddell, jr., and Miss Ada Johnston, Mr.
Eugene Jervey nnd Miss Johnston, Mr.
Martin and Miss Fan Harwood, Mr. C.
Fcnncr and Miss Newton, Mr. W. 1).
Williams and Miss Hazzard, Mr. E. IJcn
ncr and Miss Polk, Mr. King and Miss
Payne, Mr. Clarence Murphcy and Miss
Harwood, Mr. Denegre and Miss Branch,
Mr. H. M. Waddell and Miss Sallie Pot
ter, Mr. B. M.Jones and Miss Reynolds,
Mr. Price and Miss Potter, Mr. Clarence
Sawyer and Miss Dooley, Mr. I. G. Mer
rimon and Miss Matthews, Mr. C. t
Penniman and Mrs. Chaffc.
The "stags" were represented by
Messrs. Branch, Camp and Dick Men?
mon.
The favors were elegant, the costumes
dainty and charming, and the german it
self was all that could have possibly been
desired. The dancing continued till 1
o. m. Refreshments were served and
everybody had a real good time.
Mr. Rawls Is a Vestryman.
The name of Mr. Reuben R. Rawls
should have appeared to the letter to
Rev. larvis Buxton by the vestry of
Trinity church, which was printed inTHE
Citizen Sunday morning, but unfortu
nately his name did not appear upon the
copy of the letter furnished this paper for
publication. It was an oversight on the
part of the copyist who prepared the
manuscript.
Who They Are i Where The v Are,
aud What They Are Doing.
Clarence Ray has gone to Paris, Tenn.
District Attorney Chns. Price, of Salis
bury, is here.
C. C. Maingnn, London, England, is
at the Battery Park.
Mayor Thos. W. Glover, of Marietta,
Ga is at the Battery Park.
Rev. W. H. Osborne, of Joncsboro,
Tennessee, is here on a visit to friends
and relatives.
Judge David Schenck, of Greensboro,
and A. J. Cooke, of Raleigh, arc at the
Battery Park.
Capt. K. S. Tupier, oncofCharleston's
most prominent and influential citizens,
is here for a few days.
Dr. W. F. Ross, resident physician at
the Mountain Park hotel, Hot Springs,
was here yesterday.
W. R. Burgess, Greensboro, and H.
Fnirlcy, wife and child, of Laurinburg,
are at the Swannanoa.
Capt. Harry Jackson, of Atlanta, Mr.
Patrick Calhoun's, second in the late duel
"across the line," was here yesterday.
Dr. J. Wardlaw Pelham left yesterday
for Philadelphia to resume his duties ns
staff surgeon in the Philadelphia Hospital.
Mrs V. E. McBce left yesterday after
noon for Greenbrier White Sulphur
Springs where she will sicnd several
weeks.
Hon. Paul C. Cameron, ot Hillsboro,
N. C, came up from Hot Springs yester
day and is occupying apartments at the
Swannanoa.
Misses Gracie and Maud Munson, who
have been sending several weeks in
Asheville and the West, leave for their
home in Philadelphia to-day.
Mrs. F. W. Thayer left yesterday for
New York, from which point she will sail
for Europe Thursday morning. Mrs. T.,
is the mother of Mrs. Judge Moore, of
this city.
Alderman Laurence Pulliam will pre
side at the sessions of the police court
until Mayor Blanton's return from New
York. The acting-mayor holds his first
court this morning.
The following well-known Charleston
Indies arc now sending the season in
this city: Miss Marguerite Horllieck the
Misses Gcrdts, Miss Rosa Box, Mrs.
Henry Bayer and Mrs. Captain Stone
and daughter.
Mr. Eben Coffin, who has lieen a well-
known resident of Asheville for several
years past, has returned to Charleston,
C. He will in future make that city
his home and actively engage in the real
estate business.
Mrs. Mark Robertson and family of
this city left yesterday to join Mr.
Robertson who is now located at Seattle,
Washington. Mr. Adolphus Smith left
on the same train for Oakland, Oregon,
where he intends permanently locating.
Chief of detectives W. H. Deaver left
yesterday for Chattanooga, where he
goes to bring to this city David Bnllew
and his wife Mary, at present confined in
the Chattanooga jail upon a charge of
murder committed in this county in
1881.
Master lohn Pendleton King is the
youngest life mcmlier of the Young Men's
library. At the last meeting of the di
rectors, this honor was unanimously con
ferred on the voung gentleman, and a
check for $50 has lieen received from
Asheville m confirmation and acceptance.
Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle.
Mayor Chas. D. Blanton left on the
afternoon train for New York yesterday
He goes to Gotham for the purpose of
purchasing a ten thousand dollar stock
of clothing for the new firm ot C. I).
Blanton & Co., this city. Mr. Blanton
will lie absent about' two weeks.
FELL DOWN THE SHAFT.
A Chambermaid's Awful Plunge
Yesterday Afternoon.
Luciuda Foster, n colored woman em
ployed ns chanilK'rmaid nt the Grand
Central hotel, met with nn accident yes
terday that will probably result in her
death. She was a new hand nt hotel
work and was on the third floor of the
hotel when the accident occurred. In
opening what she supposed to lie the
door to one of the rooms she stcpjied for
ward and into the elevator shaft, falling
a distance of about forty feet to the first
floor of the building. Here she lay in a
heap, totally unconscious and terribly
bruised, until some of thcemployesabout
the place hearing the noise occasioned by
the fall ran forward to investigate the
cause. Dr. Burroughs was immediately
sent for and rendered all medical assist
ance possible to the unfortunate woman
but at a late hour last night there was
but little, if any, hoiie for her recovery
So far as leamcd none of her bones were
broken, but licing in a delicate situation
before the accident occurred, her condi
tion is considered precarious indeed. No
fault can be attached to anyone con
nectcd with the hotel for the terrible mis
hap to the woman.
Asheville Cornet Band.
Ten young gentlemen of this city met
in the court house last night and re
organized the Asheville Cornet Bnnd,
A meeting will be held Thursday evening,
at which the different instruments will be
assigned members and instruction will
be commenced. Asheville needs a good
band, and The Citizen wishes the young
men much success in their undertaking.
Notice, Good Templars.
Members of the Good Templar's Lodge
will please meet at their Hall to-night
Special business call for a full attendance,
CABINET MINISTERS DESERT
ING THE CAPITAL.
Florldlans Protest Against the
Removal of Surgeon Porter Mr.
Bussey Sets Aside Sound Demo
cratic Decisions, Etc.
Washington, August 19. The depart
ment of State to-day received a cable
gram from the United States vice consul
at Porto Rico, announcing the death last
night of Consul Edward Convoy, one of
the eldest members of the consular ser
vice, having liecn appointed in April,
18(9. He was fully eighty years of age.
Bond acceptances, $140,000 four and
a half kt cents registered at 1 .OO's, $U00
fours at 1.26.
Secretary Windom left Washington to
day for a three week's vacation. Secre
tary Rusk will leave to-morrow and not
a mcmlier of the cabinet will then be left
in the city.
Assistant Secretary Bussey, in the
pension division, (brought before him
on motioiTfor reconsideration) rescinds
rule 135, made by commissioner Black
and overrules the opinion of ex-assistant
Attorney Hawkins in same case, that
soldiers dishonorably discharged from the
service operated as a bar to a pension.
The Assistant Secretary holds that for
the department to impose upon a soldier
for forfeiture to the right to even claim
a pension because of a dishonorable dis
charge which may have liecn inflicted by
a court martial for the offense of which
the court had jurisdiction would be
equivalent to punishing the soldier twice
for the same offense.
An effort is being made by some
of the jieoplc ill Florida to secure a revo-
ition ol the army order detailing Sur
geon Porter to proceed from Jacksonville,
la., to ackson Barracks, La., it his
health would permit. Dr. Porter, on ac
count of ill health, is not held to active
service, and is now awaiting retirement,
in examining board having found him in-
ipacitatcd by reason of heart trouble.
He is the State health officer of Florida,
and the eople there have great confidence
in his ability to deal with any threatened
iiidcmic ot yellow fever. They are espe
cially desirous that he should not lie re
moved at tins time, as he has had entire
hargc ot the precautionary measures to
prevent the rcap))caraiice of yellow fever
this season. Mr. Goodrich, who was
one of the Republican candidates for Con
gress from Florida in the last election.
a me on here to present the matter to the
department, and it is said he has ob-
iuned assurances from Secretary Proctor
that Surgeon Porter will not be disturbed.
It has been suggested that Sergeant Hem-
burg, who is now in Cuba, might be de
nied to proceed to Louisiana in place ol
Dr. Porter.
RANDOM NOTES
Roped In by Rambling Reporters
Roaming Around the City.
A morning german will be given at the
Battery Park to-morrow.
See the double-column advertisement
of C. D. Blnnton & Co., clothiers, in to
day's Citizen.
A farmers' picnic will lie given at Gen.
Vance's place, on the French Broad river,
Friday, August 30.
The remains of the late Mrs. Geo. A.
Sorrels were interred in the Riverside
cemetery yesterday morning.
The Knoxvillc Gun Club has declined
to accept the challenge of our club to
shoot for the championship in this city.
Pelham 's register is quite a success, but
nothing like half of the visitors in the
city have as yet sent in their names to be
recorded thereon.
A regular meeting of the Rescue Hook
and Ladder Fire Co., No. 1, will lie held
at headquarters this evening, beginning
at 8.30 o'clock.
The Turkey creek camp meeting begins
on Saturday next. As usual Asheville
I lie largely represented at Turkey
creek church on Sunday.
The second week of the present term of
the suK'rior court opened yesterday morn
ing with tne Murray will case. Court
idjourns Friday afternoon.
The North Main street extension of
the electric street railway is one of the
test paying branches of the line, besides
licing of incalculable liencfit und con
venience to thc""pcoplc of north Asheville.
Miss Margaret Busbee.
This young lady, daughter of Mr. F.
II. Busliec, was one of the unfortunate
picnic party at Milburnic, near Raleigh,
sonic time in the month of July, some
thirty of whom were made ill by drink
ing water from a well, and four of whom
died from its poisonous effects. Miss
Busbee was brought up to this section
for change of clii...iti i- e we i i
and was taken to Mrs Sh,T'';l, , '
vicinity of II icko- V A ' '.
for several wcck.i .-ni-l N
Review publishes r I'll , ' . ! !
We arc glad to te able to contradict this.
Yesterday morning the young lady, ac
companied by Dr. Will Milliard, left for
her home hi Raleigh, if not entirely well,
at least much improved.
Stereopticon Exhibition.
Warren M. Simms, the young nnd en
ergetic news and cigar dealer at the
Swannanoa, will give a free stereopticon
exhibition in front of the hotel this even
ing, beginning at 8.30 o'clock. The ex
hibition will be free to all, and everybody
is invited to see the show.
"There Must Be a Change."
The regular meeting of the Young
Men's Christian Association will be held
at the Central Methodist church Thurs
day evening at 8 o'clock. The subject
for discourse at this meeting is: "There
Must Be a Change." A full attendance
ol the members is requested.'
Ashevllllans at Arden.
At the german given by Mrs. Westfeldt
at her residence near Arden last evening,
Dr. S. W. Battle, Mr. Herbert Child, Mr.
J. G. Merrimon, Mr. Arthur Child, Mr.
D. C. Waddell, jr., and other young gen
tlemen of this city were conspicuous participants.
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