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VOLUME V.
ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1889.
NUMBER 112.
EUROPEAN LETTERS.
THE RKI'INER IN (iOTHAM.
A I.IVKI.V EFFORT
GOVERNOR GORDON'S
I'ROI II TO MEET MAHONE.
FOLKS VOIT KNOW.
THE CAPITAL DESERTED.
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CHUCK UNIVERSITY TOWN OF
GERHANV.
ItH Superior Hotel Accommoda
tions unci Hnlclldld Scenery Its
Concert Garden and (lie Great
National Beverage.
HlilllEMlKRt;, Germany. Aug. 7, INNS).
Editor Citizen: Our enjoyment in
..o t.r..f hv inwitmt rii nronosi
UUmn, vtJ, ." p. I I
tion Each place we visit seems tocchpse
... 1 1 1,4 r..i v.t
Jill liaCK OI 11, anil tins uviiKtititii sin.i.
n.nBnlintl til till, fllll' Muri'llVi'T. it
somewhat of a surprise to us, unprepared
..... ..,na.n t'nr ila llPfl til ifK f V I H'Cl 1111
only an inspection of its renowned uni
versity, even soincwiuu 01 u uiy mss m
us.
But we had no sooner reached its bor
ders than we saw our mistake and fairly
trembled to think hovy nearly ve had
passed it bv without a stop.
First fall, we are received politely at
a most excellent hotel, at which our
Cook's coupons entitle us to rooms anil
,...10 Tin. r?i..'itul in ns comfortable as
any we reincnilier. Cool, light, cheerful
and 111 all rcsiccts wen .ippoinicu ny
long odds the best we have known since
leaving Edinburgh.
Refreshed bv a good table d'hote din
ner, unwearied by the nuisance of order
ing food n In curie, we start out for an
.afternoon's drive in n brctte which re
minded us of liiend Reynolds, a good
islrong pair of horses, and a driver who
.could understand our German, because,
.as we founil out afterwards, lie could
:SK-ak English himself, and consequently
had an ear lor our pure idiom.
First, we ascended a high eminence on
the side of which is perched the ruins of
the old I Icidcllieig castle, which is indeed
n most interesting object. In respect to
size it corresponds with Windsor castle,
but its old walls are lar more massive.
At one point, where a huge tower had
liccn blown down by the French some
hundreds of vears ago, we were enabled
to estimate the thickness of the walls,
and found them to lie fully twenty-one
feet of solid rock masonry. The outside
walls enclose an area of over forty acres,
while the castle proper, wc think, must
cover some five or six acres. Again we
wonder how this immense mass of mate
rial could have been transported from
the lowland quarries up this precipitous
mountain side, ami then raised to the
dizzy height of these grand old battle
ments. The moat which extends around the
castle we judge to be 100 feet wide and
near fifty feet in depth, and with its banks
thoroughly protected by the heaviest of
ninsonrv. Nor was there wanting a sam
ple of tlic fine arts of those days, for on
jail sides we see marvelous examples of
iStstuarv of kings and men of renown, of
whom wc are ashamed to say we know
'.but little.
A gateway still stands llankcd by col
.iimns of the finest carving, an evidence of
;the love of King Frederick V for his wile
.Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of Janus 1 of
jEngland, and still recognized as Princess
iElizabcth's, Gate.
From various points around and above
the old castle can lie had a magnificently
extended view of the valley ol theNcckar,
on which Heidelberg is located, and of
its junction with the river Rhine, a good
many miles away, and at the same time
a birdseyc view of this old city, with its
curiously tiled houses nestled so closely
together that two vehicles can scarcely
pass in some of the streets. Here we
also see the university buildings, which
are by no means imposing, and several
club houses of the students, each desig
nated by its own jicciiliar flag.
Our pleasant drive was extended, alter
our insicction of the castle had ended,
.across the Neckar by an old stone bridge
.built some 150 years ago, and standing
.as firm (aye, probably much firmer) as if
the contractors were of the present year;
.and ascending the mountain on the oppo
site side obtained a splendid sight of dis
tant monntains and plains, while at our
very hands the vineyards were loaded
.down with graiics, getting ready for the
vintage. Altogether we do not remember
a more thoroughly enjoyable afternoon
more thoroughly enjoyed.
After c light tea we go out again and
arc attracted by strains of sweetest mu
sic to a beautiful garden, which was
brilliantly lighted and filled with happy,
merry people.
Of course we sought admittance, which
cost us thirty pfennings I which means
seven and a hull cents ot our money ) and
lor this small consideration we were en
. abled to listen to a concert such as any
.one in Asheville would gladly give scv-.enty-fivc
cents to hear, while the sweet
flowers, the green grass, the bright, hazy
fountains, the bright lights and the happy
.b.ivs and girls, made it a thousand fold
i more agreen hie. Wc could not but wish
tthat our good people at Asheville could
enjoy, during these summer nights, cx-.-uctly
such recreation as this, and drink
just as much of this pure lager or wine as
they were able to get outside of. We
imiist believe that theeffect would Ik-most
happv, taking their minds oil of their
.business cmburrassmeiits and from the
everlasting quarrels over politics and
elections, and promoting kindly feeling
and good fellowship among them all.
Suppose, dear friends, we try to do
something of this kind. It will surely be
a atep forward in the cause ol true phi
lanthropy and progress.
Speaking of beer, wc could not but be
amused to see n party who sat near us
i Inl.la title ..Vonttttr nflf1IIWttu.fi flf CI
Ul vllC tuuiv vino .it (,i v ... ..
large family, evidently wealthy, and of
liiirh social position. The junior members
conswicu "i tut." wto, tttijitiu
age from six to fifteen years, nnd the
mother without the slightest hesitation,
supplied them each with a foaming glass
l t. ;..nt tia it'ttttrfillv ns we Wftlllfl
Ul IJVI JUt- J
irive our little ones milk or water, They
SCein lO iniUK It Hit Vfltlr vinti i i.w,
JJeer is absolutely the national and natu--..I
itVtiilr f'fir vmnifr ntiil old. rich nnd
fill Ull.in . . j -
poor, man nnd woman. High born or
low born, nil seem to meet on this com
mon ground ot ucvotion oi tne divinity,
While surprised at the universality ol
.1 c nttat nm lM flf. ftftt Im-IiI'VP it til llf'
otherwise than beneficial. Whether or
not it may oe aitrinutuuie to mis uaou,
the tact 18 muniicBi uiui inc ircrinitiisitic
the strongest and we believe the happiest
people in Europe, if not in the world, and
it is certainly a relief to be free from the
terrible scenes which we described in our
letter from London us lieing openly, slan
derously enacted upon the streets of that
city. Good-bye. T. W. P.
A Diabolical Act.
Home, August 20. Last evening u
spherical bomb, ten centimetres in diame
ter, wns thrown from the rear of the
Chamler of Deputies into the l'laza
Colonnn during the progress of a con
. cert. The bomb exploded, wounding
seriously six gen d'nrmes and a child. A
panic ensued, which was, however, soon
quelled, and the injured persons were re
moved to a hospital.
He Say M Judge Terrill'H C'liarue
Convicted Mini.
Nkw Yokk, August l'.l. John L. Sulli
van arrived at N o clock to-night, nccoin
pnuicd only bv Matthew Chine, proprie
tor of the Vnnderbilt hotel. He was met
by his backers and the 1'ortchestcr baud.
At the Vandcrbilt hotel a crowd awaited
him, eager to shake hands, but he cleared
the sidewalk with a jump and ran up
stairs, lieing interviewed, he said :
"Hoys, 1 am very tired, but 1 never felt
in better condition in my lite. 1 had an
ovation at every station on my route
from he South, and at Cincinnati, Pitts
burgaud Philadelphia an immense crowd
greeted me, and others filled the car and
insisted on shaking hands with me."
"What is vour opinion of the verdict,
John?"
"Judge Terrill in charging the jury,"
said Sullivan, with a show of bitterness,
"brought out every point it was possible
to use against nic, and the moment the
charge was delivered 1 knew there could
lie no other verdict. Almost without ex
ception the jicoplc sought to lavor me,
and I was constantly in receipt of encour
aging letters from men in the highest
social and business circles, who under
stood that I had no intention of violat
ing the laws of the Slate of Mississippi.
I hope that when my case is tried by the
supreme courl the decision of the lower
court will be reversed, as I dread impris
onment, ami would never have fought in
the Stale had I known that I rendered
myself liable to a term of imprisonment.
I hojic to licuhlc to lcavcthe city to-morrow
evening for Boston. I am in receipt
of a telegram from my people there stat
ing that in v mother is very sick and urg
ing nic to hurry."
STATE NEWS.
Raleigh News-Observer: There is a re
port that Dr. Grissoni is going to resign.
Capt. W. A. liobhitt ol Oxford has
accepted the appointment on the Hoard
of Public Charities. Ensign A. II.
Scales (d this State has lieen ordered to
the United States warship I'cusncola.
Capt. W. S. Harris yesterday resigned
his position as Director of the Insane
Asylum and Mr. John II. Broadfoot ol
Fayctteville was appointed in his place.
Col. and Mrs. John W. Hillsdale left
yesterday for Hot Springs, N. C. Col.
Hinsdale has for sometime liccn suffer
ing with an old malady not painful, I mi t
rather inconvenient. The soles of his
feet have been swollen as if he had the
rheumatism.
Richmond Dispatch: The Kaleigh Tea
Comuunv has made an assignment. The
eompnnv is composed of D. M. Anderson
of thiscitv and R. H. Anderson of Wash
ington, 1). C. W. N. Jones is assignee.
The liabilities and assets arc not staled.
-Much interest is fell in the next term
ol the criminal court ol Wakecountv,
which begins Septemlter li'J, anil will he
presided over bv ludge Armficld, liecause
ol the eases on the docket against Cross
md White, the bank boodlers, for lor-
gery, the capital ease ot ex-latner
Iioyle, and several other eases ol import
ance. There are now thirtv-thrce pris
oners in all awaiting the session ol the
court.
The real personal and property tax
paid by the colored coplc of Charlotte
aggregates 3iN,4i-, and the total taxes
paid bv colored ttcople living in Mecklen
burg countv and outside of Charlotte, is
$(i(i,S2. making a grand total of $1 1-9,-
IMib. Not much negro oppression in
Mecklenburg it would seem from the
figures above, given by the News.
Dr. I. D. Kolierts, of Durham, former
superintendent of the asylum for the
colored insane at Goldsboro, will file an
application for the suienntendencv ot
the North Carolina Insane Asylum at
Raleigh when it is declared officially va
cant, savs the dlobc.
The District School of the North Caro
lina Conference of the M. E. Church.
South, is to lie located at Hurliiiglon,
that town donating four acres of land
and $2,000 in cash to the trustees. The
building will cost $7,50(1.
Messrs. M. D. & J. D. Edwards of
Raleigh, have made an assignment to
Ernest Haywood, Est). Liabilities some
thing near $5,000. Assets stock of goods
on hand.
The fourth annual exhibition of the
Elizabeth Citv fair will lc held at Eliza
beth Cilv on "the 22nd, 2:Srd and 2th
(lavs ol October.
Call'H Challenire Accepted.
United States Senator Wilkinson Call,
of Florida, several weeks ago published
a letter in the Jacksonville Tinics-I'iiion
challenging those k.tsoiis opposing his
re-election to meet him in every county
of the State and discuss the charges
which have been made against him by
the public press. Mr. W. D. Chipley, of
I'cusncola, chairman of the democratic
State committee, find a well known bus
iness man, has published a letter accept
ing Senator Call's challenge. In his let
ter, which is addressed to Senator Call,
Mr. Chiplev savs: "I will meet you, not
as your 'detainer,' but in the interest of
truth, the state ot i-ioruin ami tne pros
penty of our people, and to show to
them your utter incapacity to till or else
vour willful disreirnrd of the duties of the
high position you hold at the hands of
the icople ot the Male. Air. iiupiey
suggests that there shall lie fifty meet
ings in the State, not less than one in
each county, to commence on the first
Tuesduy in March next and continue to
the finish.
Caused by the IloNton Collaptte.
Pkoviuknck, K. I., August 20. The as
signment of the Phitnix Woolen Com
pnnv, of East Greenwich, was recorded
to-dav. The assignment is made to Wm.
A. Walton, of this city. The mill is owned
bv loseoh Dcwes.aud theembarrassmeiit
is' broucht about through the failure of
-Rijown, Steese K: Clark, wiucn nrm nein
llewes note tor large amounts, me cus
tom of Dcwes being to give his note to
the Boston firm and receive from them
his consignment of wool. Shortly before
their failure the Boston firm held Dcwes'
wiper for $100,000, and at the time of
f. ., ,. - , i : 1 l... 't7
tile collapse iewes nao icccucu uut.n,
000 worth of wool.
Malletoa'H Triumphant Return.
London, August 19. Advices from
Apia report the return to Samoa of ex-Kim-
Malietoa and other exiles. The
ex-King was warmly welcomed by the
natives ami Ins own nag was noisicu.
King Mntnnfa also greeted Malietoa
with cordiality . The German consul in
formed Malietoa that he was at lilierty
to do as he pleased,
InttarvenlH AHHured AmneHty.
CONSTANTINOIM.K, August 20. Dis-
n..tr.i.a tYiim f'r,tf r-viiort that fifteen in
surgent villages have submitted to Chas
kir Pasha, the newly appointed gover
nor, upon his assuring amnesty to the
inhabitants.
Ueluit Made to Have HluicKer Kll
rain a Journey South.
Rai.timokk, Md., August 20. There is
an effort lieing made to obviate the ne
cessity of Kilraiu's going personally to
Mississippi to give bail for his apjicar
ance at the next term of court. Owing
to the present session expiring next Sat
urday it will lie impossible to try Kilrain
at this term, and the effort is the seeurc
iiicnt of some reputable citizen of Missis
sippi to go his bond without requiring
his presence. In event of a failure to ac
complish this scheme Kilrain will be
forced to accompany detective Chillis
South Thursday. Joseph Whytc, Kil
raiu's lawyer, is a itl.ori y for the above,
and is also ol the opinion that the au
thorities of Mississippi are not anxious
10 prosecute Sullivan and Kilrain, but
are after n repeal of the (Jueen nnd Cres
cent road's charter. Detective Childs
also said it was not Sullivan and Kilrain
they were after but they had to get the
fighters 111 order to fight the railroad
company. II the arrangements to save
Kilrain n journey South fail, the lighter
will apiienr Thursday before Judge Unify,
as the writ of halieas corpus is made re
turnable that day.
THE SOUTH FORK Cl.l'H
Will Rebuild the Fatal Dam at
Johimlown,
PiTTsmiKo, Pa., August 20. The gen
eral imorcssion that the South Fork dam
would never be rebuilt upiiears to be
erroneous, as there is a strong proba
bility that "l islung Lake will again lie
established in that locality. A member
of the fishing club of that name said
to-day, that the liehci that the South
Fork had liccn abandoned, as a club,
was a mistaken one. "The club," he said,
"could not afford to lose the money it
had invested in real estate in that
locality. The pnqicrtv was worth fully
$200.(ioo, and if the fishing resort was
not re-established, the whole investment
would become almost a dead loss. The
intention, however, was not to build n
dam of the size of the one destroyed, but
one which would make the lake much
less ill size so that, in the event of the
barrier again giving away no destruc
tion to lite and property would follow.
No move in that direction will be made
until the damage suit now ieuding
against the stockholders is settled, either
by being paid or compromised. The ob
ject is to establish a fair-sized pond
eaimhlc ol holding a good stock ol fish.
"SICK t'NTO DEATH."
The Fatal Sentence In the May
brick Letter Explained.
Nkw Yohk, August 20. The New
York attorneys of Mrs. Maybriek re
ceived this morning from an anony
mous correspondent a letter explaining
the use of the expression "I am sick unto
death," ill Mrs. Maybrick's letter to
Briefly and upon which ludge Stephen
placed much importance. The corres
pondent writes: "I yield to the solici
tations of friends to communicate with
you on behalf of Mrs. Maybriek. You
will kat'ii from Southerners that the
sentence, "Sick unto death," used in the
Briefly letter nnd construed by Judge
Stephen, to mean directly an intent to
kill, is a Southern vernacular in common
use among the women of the Gulf and
other States to express any painful ill
ness. However slight it might be, one of
these women would say, "I am sick unto
death," though she might lie merely suf
fering from a sick headache or sickness
of the stomach. To express dangerous
illness she would Ik very apt to say,
"very ill," or "very sick." The attor
neys will submit this evidence to British
Home Secretary Matthews.
ARRESTED AS SPIES.
IiidiKnltieH Oflered to American
Travelers In Ueriuany.
Iniiianaimius, Ind., August 20. 15. C.
Hill, widely known among florists, and
president of the National Plm-al Associa
tion, has just returned to Richmond,
Ind., his home, from n trip to liunqie,
and reports that while en route from Bel
fort to Breslau in company with Robert
George, of Pninesvillc, the train was
stopicd at the neutral line lictwecn
France and Alsace-Lorraine and he and
his companion were arresstcd as spies.
They and their baggage were searched,
their passports disregarded, and they
were not permitted to cross the line. Mr.
Hill says the German officers were obsti
nate nnd brutal in their treatment and
they were denied the privilege of contin
uing their journey, although there was
nothing whatever to support the suspi
cion against them, and they were com
pelled to hire French icasants to lake
them back to Bclfort. Their treatment
will lie reported to the State depart
ment. Tilt: FIRES CHECKED.
A Heavy Rain Does Good Work
In Montana.
Hki.kna, Montana, August 20. A
heavy rain, general throughout the ter
ritory, fell all Sunday night and the for
est tires which have been raging for the
last week are checked in most places and
put out in others. The fires originated
from two causes, lightning and camp
fires, and millions of feet of valuable lnni
lier in the territory have liccn destroyed
is well as valuable ranches burnt over.
Owing to the drouth this has proved an
incalculable loss to the stock men who
have in some instances taken their cattle
into British possessions, where they are
charged a good round price for grazing
privileges.
Atlanta Constitution Personals.
Sri. i.ivan Hon. John L. Sullivan, of
Mississiimi. is cniovinir a much needed
vacation in the West.
Kii.kain. Mr. Kilrain is making a re
turn visit to the Sunny South.
Tut-tivcnv I1 ie trtv.f.,1 ftttt tltitt I .orfl
Tennyson can walk three miles a day.
Him teet are lamhie.
Tkrrv. Mrs. Terry now has an op
nortunitv to innke more fame as a
widow.
Harrison. The President, having got
through with his vacation, will now
proceed to en joy himself.
Seven Thousand More to Follow.
Nkw York, August 20. The twenty
Arabs of both sexes who came over on
the steamer La Nnrmandie arc detained
at Castle Garden until the Turkish Con
sul can l-e consulted. It is said there arc
7,000 Arabs waiting to conic to this
country provided the twenty arc passed
through.
Mr. Tucker Out of Danger.
Lexington, Vn., August 20. The at
tending physicians of Hon. John Ran
dolph Tucker to-night report that his
condition is extremely favorableand pro
nounce him out of danger.
NAIiNIEICENT ADDRESS TO
THE OLD GUARD
At the Organization of the Georgia
Confederate Veterans' Associa
tion at Atlanta falorlous t iter,
ances of a Gallant Gentleman.
Governor John B. Gordon delivered an
address before the Confederate veterans
111 the eapitol at Atlanta, On., last Thurs
day evening. The meeting, as already
stated, was ncid tor tne purpose ot lorm-
ing a State association of Confederate
veterans. The Governor s speech wascn
thusiastieally received. He said:
"My Comrades brothers of the once
invincible and still immortal Confederate
Army: It is fortunate for both you and
myself that but few words are exjiceteil
of me to-night: for while my heart is lull
and my brain is throbbing withthoitghts
ot the present, memories ol the past and
suggestions lor the untried future, any
extended remarks liv mc would lie alt
gcther unseemly. It is still more fortu
nate for you that others are to sticak
for the wealth of their utterances will ii
some measure comiieiisate, 1 trus.
lor the poverty of mine. I will not
attempt to describe the feelings
that thrill me on meeting lor the
first time a convention of Confcdcialcs
gathered from all portions of our State.
You must know, my brethren, that to
hold a place 111 your confidence and affec
tion is both food and sustenance to my
spirit, and almost as needful as ihiilv
bread to the physical man. Nor will I
attempt to describe the heartiness and
tile completeness ot tlicweleomeaecorded
you, for each anil all of you must know
that there is not an acre of Georgia ssoil
that will not lie honored by the tread of
vour soldier feel, and not a home in her
borders but would be made brighter and
happier by claiming you as its guest.
"It is lilting, iKThaps. that your State
organization should have liccn effected in
lllis capital citv. Not solely because it is
the capital of your State, bill because of
the memories that cluster around it, anil
because its battle-furrowed and battle
hallowed hills will remain a fit memorial
of your peerless valor so long as martial
valor is honored by men or these ever
lasting hills shall endure. I rejoice that
a Slate organization, too long neglected,
is at last perfected. It is a brotherhood
which all honorable men must approve
and which Heaven itself will bless.
It is political in no sense except so far
as the word 'political' is a synonym for
the word 'patriotic.' It isa brotherhood
over which the genius of philanthropy,
of patriotism, of truth and of justice will
preside of philanthropy, because it will
succor the disabled, help the needy,
strengthen the weak and cheer the dis
consolate; of patriotism, liccause it will
cherish the past glories of the dead Con
federacy and transmute them into inspir
ations for future service to the living
republic. Of justice, because it will seek
to gather and preserve as witnesses for
history the unimpeachable facts which
shall (loom falsehood to die that truth
may live, Of justice, liecause it will cul
tivate national as well as Southern fra
ternity, and will condemn iB."i-o,v-mind-edness
and prejudice anil passion, nnd
cultivate that broader, higher, nobler
sentiment which would write on the
grave of every soldier who fell on either
side: 'Here lies a hero a martyr to the
right as his conscience conceived it.'
"I esteem it a high privilege to have
my name enrolled with such a brother
hood. My heart's desire and prayer to
Almighty God is that I may so live as to
bring 110 discredit to your ranks, nnd
when I am dead to lie esteemed worthy
a place in your memory."
FRESH EVIDENCE
Secured by the Chicago I'olice In
the Cronlu Murder Case.
Ciiic.Mio, August 20. The police have
secured some important evidence in the
Croniu ease. It is said to lie in elTect
that 011 the night of the murder a pair of
horses belonging to O'Sullivan, the ice
man, now in jail as one of Crouiu's mur
derers, were attached to one of his ice
wagons and were driven rapidly in the
vicinity in which the murder was com
mitted by three excited men; that the
horses were driven up in front ol a sa
loon in Lake View about nine o'clock;
that they were covered with foam, ami
that the men in the wagon went in and
had a drink. It had been supposed ever
since the murder, that these horses re
mained in the barn all night. The
police admits the substantial correctness
of these statements, hut decline to scak
furl her about the matter, except to say,
that neither of the men in the wagon is
in jail.
U'NGI.ING St'RUEONS
Responsible' for Congressman
Laird's Death.
IIastixi'.s, Neb., August 20. Some
thing of a sensation has been created by
the report of the autopsy over the late
Congressman Laird. This examination
brought out the surprising fact that
Laird was a sound man physically, and
every vital organ in his body was found
to have liccn in a hcaltny condition. He
was getting well and with his vital or
gans unimpaired it was only a question
of time when he would have been re
stored to full vigor. This was prevented
by most unhappy circumstances.. Em
inent physicians had declared that Lairil
was not suffering particularly nnd that
the surgical oiieration was dangerous
and unnecessary, and yet his death is
attributed directly to the ojicration per
formed just a few days before his demise.
His death was directly attributed .to
blood poisoning caused by said opera
tion. Haseball Yesterday.
At Cincinnati Cincinnati 2, Colum
bus M.
At Philadelphia Philadelphia 2, Wash
burton fi
At Cleveland Cleveland 1, Pittsburg
(i.
At Indianapolis Indianapolis 10, Chi
cago 7.
At Boston Boston 12, New York 2.
At Louisville Louisville 11, Brooklyn
IS.
At Kansas City Kansas-Baltimore
base ball game called at third inning on
account of rain. The score stood 1 to 0,
in favor of visitors.
Taxing Protestant Churches.
St. Pktkksiu'ri;. August 20. M. V.
Gsuenegrodsky, minister of finance, in
tends to tax the Protestant churches in
the Baltic provinces. Thcsechurchcshnve
hitherto been exempt from taxation, nnd
this is one of the series of reforms by
which the Government intends to thor-
1 onirhlv Russianize the old Baltic-German
1 institutions and diminish the influence of
I Germany with the Protestant clergy.
How a Conscript on Guard Greet
ed the Virginia General.
New York Triliune.
Malioue's old soldiers say that he was
the strictest of disciplinarians, and, as
might lie exiccled, most careful and pro
vident of the comfort of his men. After
the battle of the "Crater" his force was
so weakened that a regiment was sent to
reinforce it. It was a regiment mainly
composed of conscripts who were raw.
The first night alter it joined, some of the
men were detailed for picket duty on a
part of the line where the utmost quiet
and vigilance were necessary, for the
Union forces were on the alert and press
ing closer and closer. It was after mid
night when Mahohesct out to visit his
outposts. What was his astonishment
and wrath as he crossed the little ravine
which led from the Union line to the
"Crater" to hear a voice singing or
shouting a Southern song and to see out
lined against the sky the figure of a stal
wart sentinel of his own command, who
was marching up and down with the
butt of his gun in the air. Mahoue
rushed up the shqie with bared sword,
and as he got near the soldier exclaimed
in a suppressed voice, hall choked with
anger:
"What in are you doing ? Who are
you ? Where do you Itching ?"
The sentinel stopicd, brought his gun
to his shoulder and said:
"Who be voit and what be you doin'
here? I belong to the Fo'th No'th Ca'
liny Regiment, slauilin' this gyard."
"I'll show you who I am," replied the
infuriated General.
"Well, who be you ?" retorted the ini
ki turbablc conscript.
"I am General Mahoue, in command of
this division. Call the officer of the
guard."
At the mention ol that name the senti
nel lowered his gun and his voice at the
same time, extended his hand and whis
pered:
"General Malionc, I'm proud to meet
ver. Im ro th No 111 La linv. oil II
iindco'p'l gyard down ynn, but don't
make such a clatter or vo'll rouse the
Yanks."
The General meekly sought the olhcer
if the "gyard."
HIS PROPOSAL Al.l. THERE.
The Sad Experience ot a Type
writer's I.ove in Proposing.
SoincrvilU' Jonrnnl.
There is in Washington a young tviic-
writer whose good looks and charming
manners justify the sentiments which her
employer feels toward her. lie is in the
Imhit ot dictating Ins correspondence,
while her cxicrt fingers transfix the
words as he utters them. Theotliermorn-
ing he concluded to settle the uncertainty
which had come into his existence by ask
ing her to marry him. She was engaged
on some copying when heapproached her
ind poured out his sentiments, and not
withstanding the warmth of his pleading
kept right ahead with the clickcrtv, click,
click of the instrument. In fact, she paid
so little attention to him that he liccumc
discouraged and left the room intending
to speak to her when her mind was free
from her duties. He went to his lunch
md on his return sat down to sign a lot
of papers that lay on his desk. There
was a large pile, and tie went llirougn 11
mechanically until he struck a sheet near
the bottom, lumping to his feet hesimplv
exclaimed: "Well, I'll be blowed!" The
cold, glaring, typewritten letter before
him read :
"Miss Susie: Maybe you'll think 1 am
a jackass, but 1 ain't. 1 mean business.
1 know I don t happen to lie very pretty,
but I'd be good to a family. I was think-
: that maybe vou (I learn to like me it
you'd go to church with me and give
the minister a few minutes' employment.
And tins am t to save anv salary, cither.
It's because I want you for your. Say,
vou ain't listening, are you? Well, I'll
come in later when you ain't so busy."
PHILIP W. McKINNEV.
Nominated by the Virginia Dem
ocrats for Governor.
Philip Watkins McKinnev was horn
in Buckingham county, Virginia, and is
fifty .years of age. He was educated at
Hampden hydncy college and at judge
Brockcnhorough's law school, ill Lexing
ton, Virginia. His experience ol public
life liegaii early as he was elected to the
general assembly from Buckingham when
but twenty-one years ot age. lie served
with distinction in that body. When
sectional trouble licgan he was a strong
Union mail, but subsequently went with
his Stale. He was captain of the Buck-
ghain troop, was badly wounded
at the battle ot Brandy Malum
and incapacitated for further field
duty, but served in a crippled condi-
tiod to the end ol the war. After
the war he went to Farmvillc to prac
tice his profession, and he still resides
there. Capt. McKiniicv was a tncmlicr
of the plutlbrin committee from Virginia
at tliedcmoeralic national conventions 01
1HS and 1NH8. He has twice been n
presidential elector and was an elector
at large on the Hancock ticket.
Mr. ivtcKinney was a cauuioaie ior
lttorncv-irencral of Virginia oil the Dnu-
icl-Bar!iour ticket in 1SS2, when the Ma
houcitcs under the leadership of ex-Gov-
rnor Cameron swept the Stale on the
lebt issue.
Dude Suppressing in China.
In view of the fact that the city of
Shanghai has of late become inlcslcil
with swarms of the variety of human
lieings who are commonly called dudes
111 the Western world, 111c i.overnor 01
the province of Kiangsu, in which
Shanghai is situated, has issued an edict
directing that all young men within his
bailiwick wdio shall lie "found dressed in
a foolish, extravagant way" shall at
once lie taken into custody nnd punished.
The nature of the punishment is not
told, but probably it will go hard with
offenders caught in the overt act. It is
not likely that they will lie beheaded,
and probably the public executioner will
merely lie called upon to exert one of his
minor functions by administering to each
of the culprits a sound bambooing. The
Chinese Government is thoroughly pnter
nul and may be dt'iiended iqxm to put a
present check upon the progress ol
diidism among the Celestials.
Rubensteln's Jubilee.
St. Pktkrsiurc, August 2l. The
Czar has sent a telegraphic message to
Anton Rulienstein, the Russian pianist
and composer, congratulating him upon
the approaching jubilee of his musical
career. The Oar has also sanctioned the
public subscription for a testimonial to
the great musician.
The Weather.
Washington, P. C, Aug. 19. Indica
tions for North Carolina Fair: station
ary temperature; variable winds.
Who They Are 1 Where The v Are,
and What They Are Doing.
Mr. E. D. Davidson, wife and children,
left yesterday for New Y'ork.
Col. W. II. Walker, a prominent citizen
of Spartanburg, S. C, is here.
Mr. Charlton Dukes, of Mobile, Ala.
is here on a visil to his father Col. T. C.
II. Dukes.
Mr. Frank Loughran, the popular pro.
prietorol the celebrated Hickory Inn, nt
Hickory, N. C, is at the Swannanoa.
J. M. S. Watts. Petersburg. Vn.; Mrs.
Dr. Geo. Howe, Columbia, S. C, and Y
C. Rust, Albany, Ga., are at the Swan
nanoa.
Rev. Robert II. Sutton, 1 1. 1 1., of Raleigh,
and a noted clergyman of the Episcopal
church in North Carolina, is registered at
the Grand Central.
Registerof Deeds Mackev has returned
to the city afler several weeks absence in
Tennessee. He is quite feeble from a re
cent severe attack of gastric fever.
Mr. V. E. l,en, of Alamance county,
and brother of Mr. W. II. Ix'a of this
city, is here on his way to the Indian
Territory where he proposes perma
nently locating.
Mr. Henry M. Brown has resigned his
position with the electric street railway
company and will in future lie connected
with the extensive clothing house of C.
D. Blanton & Co., this city.
Col. John W. Hinsdale, one of the lead
ing lawyers of the Stale passed through
the city yesterday afternoon enroute
from Raleigh to Hot Springs. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Hinsdale.
Rev. J. E. Mann, I). D., formerly pre
siding elder of the Greensboro district,
and one of the ablest divines in the North
Carolina Conference of the M. E. chinch.
South, was at the (band Central last
night. He is at present pastor in charge
of the Methodist church at Greensboro.
RANDOM NOTES
Roped In by Rambling Reporters
Roaming Around the Cit.
There was "music in the air" last
night. The new band was out.
The Asheville Volunteers held a busi
ness meeting last evening.
The mails were again late in reaching
the city yesterday afternoon.
Haywood suiK'rior court convenes at
Wayncsvillc, Monday, September 1).
Judge Clark will preside.
T!;cGood Temnlars aud Sous of Tchh
pei h nc held important business meetings
at their resicctive halls last evening.
Acting mayor Piilliam tried two cases
in the police court yesterday morning.
They were minor offenses and the fines
were light.
At the shooting tournament of the
Asheville Gun Club yesterday afternoon
the gold medal was won by Mr. Then.
Hobgood.
Tun Citizen is glad to note the im
provement in the condition of Mr. Ed
Wcddin, who has lieen confined to his
lied by serious illness for some months
past.
One architect alone in the city of Ashe
ville has drawn designs for $140,000
worth of new buildings already erected
and in process of construction in thiseity,
since January 1, 1SH9.
The streets are beginning to get dis
agreeably dusty again, and n more fre
quent and continuous use of the sprink
ler would prevent much "eussiu"' and
emphatic denunciation on the part of pe
destrians. The new store house belonging to Mr.
A. D. Cooicr, now in process of construc
tion on South Main street, will lie com
pleted about the middle of next month,
and will be occupied by Mr. Adolph
Whitlock, clothing and gents furnishings.
THE ROl ; II AND READIES.
A Notable Reunion at Gombroon
Yesterday.
Twenty-two survivors of Senator
Vance's old company, the "Rough and
Readies," left the city yesterday for the
Senator's Itcaiililul mountain home
"Gombroon," where the annual reunion
of those that "returned from the wars"
is held each year, to live over again (ill
memory) the scenes and incidents of
other days when times were not so good
nor life so safe ns in these "piping times
of (icacc."
The survivors were under the command
of Captain Jas. M. Gudger, nnd were as
follows: M. F. Stevens, W. M. Gudger,
J. B. Helm, A. F. Walton, G. N. Penland,
N. B. Westall, 1). W. McGalliard, J. R.
Pattillo, G. M Williams. J. J. White, W.
Garrison, J. P. Rector, J. M. Smith, W.
R. Powers, E. II. Merrimon, I. V. Haird,
J. P. Gaston, D. M. Gudger, J. M. Green,
T. H. Brooks, Wesley Hicks, colored.
one Million Feet of Lumber.
Mr. A. M. Taylor, of the firm of Dcm
ens & Taylor, of this city, leaves this
morning for the western section w here he
goes to purchase one million feet of lum
licr with which to liegin otcrntions at
the lame wood-working establishment
of the above named firm as soon as the
nlnnt is in readiness to bcnin work,
which will not lie later than October
15th.
A School Rulldlng Rurned.
A private letter from Mr. W. W. Har
grove contains the information that the
new Bethel academy, belonging to the
Methodist Episcopal church, South, and
located in the upier Pigeon Valley, wns
destroyed by an incendiary fire Monday
evening. The loss is about $2,500 with
no insurance whatever.
( Ntl.i; JERRV KI NK GOES TO
DEER PARK,
Aud Will Accompany the Presi
dent to Indianapolis Informa
tion for the Charleston Collector
rrom the Treasury Department.
Washington, August 20. In answer
to certain inquiries made by the collec
tor at Charleston, S. C, relative to the
drawback on jute bagging imported as a
covering of cotton in hales, the treasury
department holds: First, that an official
supervision of the lading should lie as
careful and thorough as possible. Second,
whenever it is found impracticable for the
exporter to give ill the preliminary en
tries the ntuulyrs of the various brands
of bales in each lot it will lie sufficient if
the numbers are stated in the ins lector's
return. Third, the sworn statement of
the exporter required by the regulations
should be made by an active shipjicrwlio
has knowledge of the fact. Fourth,
agents or attorneys should not be al
lowed to sign the final entry and oath of
exportation when the exporter himself is
present at the port of shipment.
Secretary Rusk left Washington this
afternoon for Deer Park, Md., where he
will join the President and accompany
him to Indianapolis. All the memlers of
the cabinet arc now absent from theeity,
and with possibly one exception, none
are excctcd to return lor several weeks.
Bond offerings to-day were as follows:
Four per cents, registered, $7,000 at
12N; four and a half tier cents, coupons,
$.'(,000 at 1.0G;; all accepted.
THE GOLDEN GATE.
Gen. Johnstone Jones and Wife
Leave for California.
It is with much regret we announce
that Gen. Johnstone Jones and family
leave to-day for San Diego, California,
where they make their future home. We
regret the departure of such estimable
ieople from our State, but the ties ofkin
dred who have gone before with assur
ing prostccts for the future, have proven
too strong lor the General and his ex
cellent wife. They carry with them the
sincere good wishes of luts of friends
not only ill Asheville, but throughout
this State and South Carolina, where
they are widely known and universally
esteemed.
Gen. Jones has filled positions of high
importance and dignity in North Caroli-
and filled them withcoiispicuoiisuhil-
ity and fidelity. For twelve years he
was Adjutant-General of the State. Upon
issuniiug the duties of that office the
State had no citizen-soldiery worthy the
name, hut through his unremitting
-flbrts, great skill, and soldierly qualifi
atious he organized and established
the State guard, whklt for efficiency in"
all resjiccls is not surpassed by the troops
of any State.
lie also served a term as a meinlicr of
the Legislature for Hnncumlx.' county,
and won high distinction in that capacity,
proving himself an able, conscientious,
faithful and useful member. His official
record in North Carolina is one w hich
not only himselfand fricudsmay Ik proud,
but the Stale is very proud of him.
As a member of the bar of California
Gen. Jones will deserve a high position,
and will prove worthy of the fullest con
fidence of the people, while socially, he
ind Mrs. Jones will be an addition which
the lust people of their new home will
ladlv welcome. May only prosiicrity
and happiness attend our friends, for
they will richly deserve both. We sin
cerely commend them to the kindest con
sideration of our California friends.
Geu. Vance's Appointments.
General Vance has consented to ad
Iress the iieople at
East La Porte, August 22.
Clyde, August 2-f.
Mills River, August Ml.
Ruthcrfordton, September 21-.
Vance Academy, Rutherford county,
September 25.
He will also he present at the reunion
of the Confederate Veterans at Wavnes-
villc on the 2Sth ami 20th insts., but
tears he cannot attend at Salisbury on
the 22nd i 11st., and at Rutherford Col
lege the 25th inst.
"Man's Duly to God."
At the Tabernacle, near Connelly
Springs, Sunday afternoon, Mr. Associ
ate justice Merrimon of the State su
preme court delivered an address on the
subject of "Man's Duty to God, to Him
self and to His Fellow-man," before a
large and appreciative congregation.
Justice Merrimon spivke for more than
an hour with very happy effect.
Somewhat Improved.
The condition of Lucinda Foster, the
colored chamlicrmaid who fell down the
elevator shaft at the Grand Central
Monday afternoon, was somewhat bet
ter last night, and the hoie that she
may yet recover from the effects of her
Irightful fall is rather gaining ground
among her friends.
The State Fair.
An invitation to attend the twenty
sixth annual fair of the North Carolina
State agricultural society, to be held at
Raleigh, on Octolier 14 IS), inclusive,
has liccn received from the secretary
Maj. P. M. Wilson.
In Charge at the Hospital,
Mrs. J. A, Conant and Miss Annie West
are the lady managers in charge of tlie
Mission Hospital for the next two weeks.
N. C. state Tobacco Association.
The North Carolina State Tobacco As
sociation will meet in Greensboro on
Tuesday, the 27th of this month, instead
of Monday, the 20th, ns has been adver
tised. " G. E. Webb,
See'y N. C. Tobacco Association.
Eiffel Tower Struck by Light nlnv.
Paris, August 20. This city was vis
ited bv a violent storm to-day. A thun
derbolt struck the Eiffel tower, bat no
damage was done.
    

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