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ASHEVILLE, N. C, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1889.
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thk city of bi:rnk and its
A SMranite Old Clock and Hand
some Public BaildliiKTH Lake I.e
iiimii l Chlllon's walls, del Ofl'
by Ihe Forests ofArvel.
August 18, IKH'J. I
Dost thou know it, the dull blue wave
Which liathcs the nncictit Wall of Chillon?
(Inst thou Keen the grand shadow of the
rocks of Arvel
KcHected in that nrure sea ?
Knowcst thnu Nave and its steep crest
And the toothed ride of Jnuiau?
I last thou seen them? Tell me, hast thou
seen them ?
Come here to these scenes, and never leave
A very pleasant rest of twenty-four
hours gives time to visit many points of
interest in this capital city of our sister
republic, anil it is found a very attractive
place, combining both old and new. The
streets well paved, and a fountain ol pure
water flowing profusely at many ol their
intersections from stands nf stone carved
in many grotesque designs.
A visit to the old cathedral well repays
the time it takes. The interior, impress
ive in size but plain to austerity, indicates
its intense Protestantism, while outside
there remain many sculptures, probably
placed there under its Catholic builders.
These present most quaint and almost
grotesque ideas of its architect. A group
of figures over the door illustrates the
parable ol the sheep and goats, aim me
'distressed countenances ol tne latter, es
pecially of one terrible nine who the devil
has firmly in las iron tongs, ready for a
roast, are most ludicrously pathetic;
while the happy sheep actually do seem
rejoiced at the contemplation of the mis-
try ol those who were so lately then
friends and neighbors.
This strange idea is again strongly
presented by the life size ligures of the
Ten Virigiii9. The five wic, with burning
lamps vew with the complaisance of
l'harisccs the distressed countenances ol
their weeping sisters, as with empty oil
cans and extinguished lamps they turn
The chiel characteristic ol IScrnc is its
devotion to bears. The legend is that its
founder was almost kd'eil bv oneol these
fierce animals, and in gratitude for his
cscaiie named Ins city Heme, or 1 he Hear,
and so llruin seems to be the tutelary
saint ol the Ileincsc. 1 1 is burly form, in
all strange positions, meet you at every
turn, and in a huge iit six of these creat
ures are pampered at the city's cost.
A very strange old clock is another of
the sights of Iterne, and it is curious to
sec the crowds of tourists filling the nar
row street and craning their necks to see
its strange developments as each hour
The public buildings are handsome and
well appointed, and near by a terrace
atfords an extended prospect of snow
clad peaks, from which we can scarcely
tear ourselves away, but linger long alter
the setting sun has withdrawn its glo
rious light. A tablet, presenting a very
faithful view, gives the name and height
of each, from which we copy the most
prominent to help our remembrance of
this glorious scene :
M ktk lis.
1 1 ,453
N. It. The first figures are
which are calculated at 3' a feet each
are not sure this is correct.
G1.10N, Switzkrland, August IS.
If the expression "an earthly paradise"
ever suited a spot in this world, this is
the one. Imagine us this peaceful Sun
day afternoon nt sunset, seated on a ter
race surrounded by flowers, rich and glo
rious, spears of gladioli, of all shades, in
endless profusion, heliotrope filling the
air with its delightful fragrance, a charm
ing hotel invitingustoits"table d'hote,"
but even our hunger must go unappeascd,
so long as daylight jierinits us to (urn
our eyes, rapturously around, above, lie
low us, around us, to rest upon this
sweet garden, and the pleasant people,
old and young, all full of happiness and
enjoyment ; above us at the towering,
snow clad alps, striving to pierce the
heavens, and see whether even there any
thing can lie found more pure and white
than itself; below us at the calm breast
of the lake of Lcuuin of which Byron
"Lnke l.emnn lies by Chitlon's v nils
A thousand feet in depth li'-low."
And from the lovely shore of which we
have just liecn elevated probably two
thousand perpendicular Icet, without ef
fort on our part, by the help of one of
those curious inclined, water-worked
railways, such as we described at Lu
cerne. These ingenious contrivances are here
called 'furniculaires," and seem very
popular, as they arc certainly well ndi
ted to make the climb of these dizzy, pre
Our quotation Irom Hvron reminds us
to say, that we have visited the famous
castle of Chillon, on whose "snow white
battlement" we can look at this moment,
standing luridly out into the lake, and
set off by the dark forests of Mount Ar
vel, whose cliffs seem to overhang, and
threaten the cruel old prison with the de
struction its horrors deserve.
The awful scenes here enacted were
brought vividly to mind, as we counted
the seven columns of stone in the dun
geon, "And In each pillar there is a ring
And in each ring there is a chnin,
That iron is a cankering thing
For in these limbs its teeth remnin"
nnd ns we trod over the graves of the
two brothers, our heart was opened
nrcsh for the lonely survivor, whom in
lu;i-y we could see. '
"And it was Hbertv to stride
Along my cell from side to sldv.
And up and down and then athwart
And tread it over every part,
And round the pillars one by one
Returning where my walk begun."
Wonderful mankind to select a spot so
blessed of God, to jierpctrnte the atroci
ties that these walls have witnessed, and
strange incongruity, within a tew feet of
this horrible dungeon, we find a chapel,
in which no doubt during the very mo
ments of the oor prisoner's anguish, his
tormentors were engaged in offering
worship to Him, whose mission was to
bring "peace, good will towards men."
Alter deciding each hour for the past
two weeks, that the place in which we
were at that moment, was the most beau
tiful on earth, once more we must revoke
all that we have heretofore written, and
ay that" now we know that none can be 1
so perfect as this spot, and no sail so
thoroughly charming as that of to-day,
on the lake of Lcnmn, from the town of
Lausanne, to Chillon.
The color of the water is changed from
the strange green we have before noted,
and instead is a most delicate shade of
blue. The shores are lined with villages
filled with delighted tourists. Numerous
swans are gracefully floating around,
and coming almost to the steamer's side.
Nor are they ahmc in ejoying a swim,
but hundreds of boys are shouting with
delight, as thev plunge from the banks
anil rise far from the shore, looking more
like froirs than anything else we can
Oh: that we could only have all ol
our nlrt North State friends with us, and
n whole summer to stav amid these de
liL'hts. but time Hies indeed, and to-mor
row we must hasten to Geneva, lor
which we have only one day left, and
then to 1'nris.
If we have persecuted you to this
tent, before reaching the great exposi
tion which was the elnel olncct ol our
journey, what may you anticipate
ev.l when we doarrive there : ;m in vcrv
pity we now say, good night. T. AV. I
MiisIiicnsIu theOrnln Center Itur-
In If Yesterday's Session.
Cmicauo, September 3. The wheat
market opened strong and active lor lu
tures at an advanceof V2a"'HC.ovcrycstcr
day's closing range, the general impres
sion being that the visible supply wouh
show a decrease of 100,000 to 200,000
bushels. When the visible figures finally
came out a weaker lecling wnsilcvclopc
and a gradual decline followed, which
waS not checked, till Dcccinhcrstruck 7'.lc.
or a shade under yesterday's closing
prices. 1 he close tor all futures this side
of Mav was a small fraction under yes
terday's latest bids and at or near the
A fair business was transacted in corn
within a comparatively narrow range
The feeling developed was on the whole
easier and slightly lower prices were es
tablished. The market opened at about
yesterday s closing prices, wassicadv lor
a time, then sold off 1 lc, then ruled quiet
and closed Vnu'ic. lower than yesterday
Oats were quiet, with fair business in
September and May, but only a limit
trade 111 other months. Oats in near fu
tures were easier and prices receded
'na'c, and the market closed at about
Trading was moderately active in pork
.11111 tile lliictuntions 111 prices were Ire
.ineiit, though trading centered in Octo
ber. The market closed steady at medium
A light trade was reported in lard and
the lecling was steady.
A liberal reduction in the stock on hand
of short ribs with a moderate inquiry
from shorts, tended to more steadiness
and the feeling was slrongcrearly. Trices
were advanced I'liaSc.. Later offerings
were increased considerably and prices
declined 12' aaloe., closing steady.
HaHzhay Will be Held.
I!i;sskmi:r, Mich., September 3. The
coroner held an inquest yesterday on the
body ol I'leisclibcin, ol liclleviHe, 111., who
was ltillled by Haltzhay, the stage rob
ber. The jury lound a verdict in accord
ance with the evidence, and recommended
that Haltzhay lie held to the next term
of the court. This will be in October;
but a complication has arisen since the
inquest. United States agent Pulsiler
arrived here and ciaimcd the prisoner on
behalf of (he Inked States. His demand
was made 011 the supposition, based on
the prisoner's eonlcssion, that Haltzhay
robbed the I'nitcd States mail on the
Wisconsin Central road. The authori
ties here will not listen to this claim. The
prosecuting attorney claims that he has
a certain ease against the murderer, and
that he can send him down for lile. On
the other hand it is said that the killing
is manslaughter at least, and the possi
ble punishment is limited at 14 years.
In a Receiver's HandH.
Litti.h Kock; Ark , September 3. The
I'ratt Lumber Company has passed into
the hands of a receiver, L. W. Cowry
having been named for that position. He
has filed a bond of $100,000. The main
offices of the company are at Malvern,
south of Little Kock. In that locality
thev own and operate fi ve nulls, shipping
the product West, principally to Nebraska
and Kansas. The company has done an
immense business, though in the last
year there have been many losses. A
wrangle among the directors resulted 111
the receivership. The liabilities arc placed
in the neighborhood of $70,000, and the
assets are about $120,000, five mills, a
stock of lumber, horses, mules and prob
ably 5,000 acres of timber.
Collision and Miraculous Fscape.
NomnsTowN, Pa., September 3. On
the I'hilailelphia and Reading railroad
near Linticld, this county, this morning a
hand truck on which a number ol Italian
laborers were proceeding to their work
was struck by the locomotive of alreight
tram. 1 he train was moving at a high
rate of sjiecd, and a dozen or more occu
pants ol the truck were hurled high into
the air; one was literally ground to
pulp. Five others were severely bruised
but none of them fatally hurt. That all
were not killed or fatally injured is
miraculous, considering the sgHcd at
which the train was running.
nock Officiant mill I'uyleldliiK.
London, September 3. At n meeting of
ship owners this afternoon a committee
wass appointed to coiner wun a commit
tee of dock officials, in accordance with
Norwood's suggestion. The dock officials
state that they now have at work a
greater number of men than at any time
since the commencement of the strike, and
they do not propose to make any conces
sions. Offer of Compromise Rejected.
I'lTTSiii Ki;. Va.. Scptcmlier 3. At n
conference of window glass manufac
turers nnd representatives of the Work
ers' Association to-day, the manufac
turers offered to compromise by paying
Inst year's wages. I Ins was rejected nv
the workmen, who insist upon an ad
vance. Negotiations arc now ofl", and a
long and determined struggle is antici
pated. Poisoned by Eating; Cheese.
Ci.kvhi.amii. ().. September 3. Fifteen
thresher hands were yesterday poisoned
near Tiffin, O., by eating cheese. All were
taken violently ill and it is feared soincol
them will die.
ttladstoue In France.
lSon.oo.VK, SeptetnlKT 3. Gladstone
has arrived here. He was warmly wel
comed by a large crowd.
Failure of the Mackerel Fishery.
Drni.iN. Scptcmlier 3. South of Ireland
the mackerel fishery is n failure.
THE BAND OF APACHES
W1M. NOT BK RKJIOVKII FROM
ALABAMA Jl'ST NOW,
The sentence of Lieut. Irvine Ap
proved by tlie Hecretary of (lie
Navy Tne American Sailors He-
leased from Custody.
Washington, September 3. It is not
probable that the war department will
take any steps in the matter of removing
the baiid ol Apaches from Ml. Vernon
Barracks, Ala. Secretary Proctor said
cms morning, there is a mandatory
statute provididiug for the confinement
of these Indians at sonic government
barracks, and there is no better place
than where they now are. The Indian
Rights Association has made a proposi
tion to purchase a large tract of land in
North Carolina, to which the Indians
could be removed, and where thev colli
live 111 partial freedom, headed by that
oiu warrior, ticroniino. Hut Secretary
Proctor is not disposed to act until he
sees the purchase consummated, lu fact.
it would seem that he is inclined to think
the tribe is pretty well cared for now
The secretary of tlicnavy has approved
the findings and the sentence in (license ol
Lieut. John C. Irvine, who was tried by
a naval court martial, of which dipt.
Thos. 0. Sellridgc was president, con
vened at Newport, August 14. This
officer was charged with scandalous con
duct, drunkenness on duty, neglect ol
duty, and absence without leave. The
court found him guilty, and sentenced
Hun to suspension from rank and duty.
on furlough pay. Ibr three years, and to
retain las present number 111 his grade
during that period.
Captain Kellogg commanding the
railed States Ossipce, now at Newport
News, has been ordered to release two
seamen whom he rescued from Arciuosky.
ucatau, some weeks ago. These men,
together with a third man, were aban-
loncd 011 that Island by the schoouei
Anna. When the Ossipce arrived one ol
the men was dead, and surrounding cir-
.umstances pointed to homicide. I 111111
l lie return ol the vessel to New ork, un
report was sent to the department, and
lie men were field 111 custody pending
action by the authorities here. The
captain of the schooner, an American,
was exonerated froin all blame, and the
picstion then arose, was there sufficient
grounds for the prosecution ol the sur
vivors for homicide t The report was
rclcrred to tile department ol justice tor
111 opinion by tne attorney -general, who
lecided that no prosecution could follow.
In the first place, there was no evidence,
lhat the man had been killed in scll-
delenee, and then again, whether or not
murder had been committed, the I'nitcd
States would have no jurisdiction over
the ease, as the crime occurred in foreign
The official trial trip of the cruiser Ital-
tiniorc, built bv Cramp, ol Philadelphia,
lor the Government will take place next
lucsdav. 1 lie board will lust examine
the vessel to determine her strength and
value of her construction before she is
tilled with coal and other weights to give
her correct displacement. The board
consists of dipt. Kirkland, president,
dipt, Hawisou, chief engineer, S. L. P.
Glass and naval constructor W. II. Var
ncy. Hond offerings to-day aggregated $N54,-
loo, at 105' i for four and hall per cents.
uid I'JS lor lours; all accepted.
UONK TO Till-: WAI.I..
First of the Hear Failures on
New Vokk, Seplcnihcr 3. The first of
the bear failures which has been expected
on Wall street to follow the recent ad
duce in the stock market, was an
nounced to-day.' The operator who was
forced to the wall was T. H. Musgrave,
of Musgrave ec Co., 3U Pine street. Ik-
was one of the most prominent members
of the Stock lixchange, having been a
member since ISO1.); and he was identified
with almost every important movement
on tne street. Lately, .Musgrave lias
issued puts and calls to quite an extent;
1111I a week or two ago, lie announced
that he changed from the bull to liear
side of the market. His liabilities arc
estimated at $100,000.
Ilepuly Sheriff Invites His Fate.
Ni:w Ohi.kans, September 3. News
is just received from Franklin, La., in
the third congressional district, that
deputy sheriff Jacobs, republican, had
liecn shot. I lie only particulars received
ire contained ill the following, received
bv chairman Moore, of the Democratic
committee, Irom ,uo. A. O Neil!, an old
md respected citizen ol Franklin:
acobs was troublesome and olficious
it the polls. Neither the commissioners
nor the bystanders knew he was a dep
uty sheriff. No announcement to that
fleet had been made. lien leaving the
court he muttered threats and drew his
pistol, making a murderous assault, anil
lie was shot down before he could lire.
flic wound is not necessarily fatal. No
listiirbauce whatever followed."
At llaltiinorc Haltiiuorc 7, St. Louis
1 in fifth.
At Philadelphia Athletics (i, Kansas
At Washington Washington 1, in Oth,
Cleveland 3, in first.
At Chicago Clucago4, Philadelphia 2.
At New York New York 1), Pittsburg
At Columbus Columbus 7, Louisville
3 in 3rd.
At New Y'ork llrooklvn 13, Cincinnati
At Hoston Indianapolis 8, Itoston 7.
Dkkk Pakk, Md., Scptcmlier 3. Presi
dent Harrison to-day refused to grant
pardons in two cases: Tom Cody, of
the northern district of Missouri, who
was convicted for selling liquor without
a license, and Thomas Sheldon, of Mon
tana, sentenced to ten years in 1883 for
The President will go to Washington,
leaving lure at 7.54 a. 111., to-morrow,
and spend a few hours there. He then
goes to Philadelphia to attend the cele
bration ol the Log Lalnn College, tie
will Ik accompanied by Mrs. Harrison,
Dr. Scott and Private Secretarv Hallord.
Prisoner O'Hrlen Seriously 111
Dent. in, Septemlier3. William O'Brien,
who was removed yesterday to Galway
jail is seriously 111. tie requested tne at-
cmlaucc 01 lus own puvsicinn, wiueii
was refused, and the prison doctor was
given charge 01 ms case. 1 ne prison
officials telegraphed to the prison board
that his condition is critical.
firlm and Relentless Germany.
Hkhi.in, Scptcmlier 3. The North Ger
man Gazette denies the statement that
theeinieror has modified the passport
regulations iu Alsace.
OCCl'I.TA'I01S OF JI I'ITKR.
The Slow, Oellberale Approach of
the IMauelto the Moon.
The occupation of Jupiter last night
came off according to the astronomical
calculation, and no doubt had general
attention drawn to it. The clonds good
naturedly drew aside, and the slow de
liberate approach ol the planet Jupiter
to the moon, its disappearance, and its
emergence were all clearly seen. It re
minded one of the Indian explanation of
eclipses, one body, alter the manner of
a fiery dragon swallowing up the other.
There was nothing exciting about the
siieetaclc, still it had its uses. The
Washington Post, in a scientific article
on the subject, says:
Occultalious are valiiablclothc astron
omer, as furnishing one of the best means
ol determining longitude, and it is for
this purpose that a largenunibcrof these
arc given in the National Almanac. They
also lurnish one ol he best means of test
ing our lunar aim planetary tables.
The next occultalion of upjtcr visible
111 this country will take 'place on the
13th of August, l.x'jo ;, ........ ,..,;..i,
ever lie memorable in the' annals of as-
ronomv as the one conl.-iinhw fur n.,,,-,-
than the average number of ol-nu-i.-ft-v
iccultations, there hcinc? no ,-s 1 )m,
thirty in all. Many of t'hein will he visi
blcin the Tnilcd States.
Ihe moon, in comparison with II..-
other planets of the solar system, as
everybody knows, is quite small. Its
diameter is only 2,lli0 miles, or about
one-fourth that ol the earth. It is only
'. . 1 , t, , ...:t ... r t . . -
www nines irom t le cart 1. uiu'i-vrr
mi owing lo mis, is nine to blot out
irom tune to tune in changing course
planets several ihousand times its size.
lupiter, according to astronomical eal-
dilutions, is 3'.IS,ll(10,oiM) miles a way
irom tne earth, ami is still a mass ol
molten matter. Volcanic eruptions ' are
-ontiiiually taking place iu the planet,
ind the entire mass is all the lime under
going changes, procured by cooling and
The distance between the earth and
lupiter is so great that it is impossible
lor the mind to form any definite idea of
it. Three hundred anil ninety -eight mil
lion miles signifies nothing, but when it
is said that it would take an express
train traveling sixty miles an hour and
three hundred anil sixty-five days iu the
year seven hundred anil fifty-seven years
to make the trip, the immensity of the
distance is more easily imagined.
Iteules the Charges of VaiiclaliHiu
in ICast Tennessee.
Di kiiam, N. C, Scptcmlier 3. lidward
A. Oldham, editor of the Globe, has re
ceived a letter from General Longstreet
denying the chargcsrcccntly made by a
Washington correspondent to the eil'eet
that during the war he had driven the
ladies ol ex-Picsiilent Johnson's family
from their home in Tennessee, and hail
turned the elegant mansion into a small
pox hospital, broke into the library and
distributed the books and papers among
the soldiers including a blue back spell
ing book highly prized by Johnson.
Longstreet says iu his letter", which will
appear in the Globe to-morrow : "There
is not one word of truth in the assertions
contained in the article. Had there been,
it is hardly possible that such facts could
escape notice lor so many years. The
I'nion people within our lines were under
the same orders and treatment as were
the confederates. 1,'nionists who wished
logo North were given sale conducts,
and when they asked for escorts were
sent out under military protection. There
was no ease of small pox in the com
mand dining that winter, so far as
I now remember, and the Confederate
inspecting surgeon reported 1.0 111c that
the army was healthier than any other
of the Confederates in the field. ' During
my first visit to Washington after the
surrender, I called to see General Grant.
Secretary Stanton, and President John
son. The latter gave me quite a long
interview; ami when 1 rose to take leave,
invited me to make another call next
day. The following day 1 had another
sitting of probably an hour's duraiion.
At no lime of our conversation did he
alluile to the conduct of the Confeder
ates in Bust Tennessee or elsewhere, ex
cept that lie said: " 1 here arc three
men of 1 lie South who can never receive
amnesty Mr. Davis, General Lee, and
yourself You have done the Union cause
too much damage."
TIIH lll.rH AND THK till AY.
tiraiul Army Men (iucsts of Con.
KiciiMoxn. Vn., September 3. Lincoln
post, Grand Army of the Republic, oi
Newark. N. J., arrived here (his morning.
Thev were met at the depot by the Geo.
F.. Pickett camp of Confederate veterans,
the Phil Kearney post, G. A. K anil the
Uichmoiid Light Infantry I'.lues, headed
by the lllnes' band. The visitors were
escorted to Capitol square, where com
mander Reeves, of the Pickett camp, in
troduced I. Tavlor Kllison, innvorof the
city, who welcomed the visiting veterans
111 polite language, and in a most fra
ternal manner. A response was made in
equally as fitting terms by comrade
bdward 1(. Mintli, ol Lincoln post. 1 lie
line was reformed, and the visitors' post
was inarched (oquarlersat the Ivxchangc
hotel. The intention of the committee of
arrangements was to take the visitors to
Seven Pines battlefield, where a sham
battle was to be among the attractions.
The train started, but, when four miles
out of the city, the engine ran oft' the
track. No one was nurt. This necessi
tated the return of the party. To-night,
however, the guests were placed aboard
the electric cars and conveyed to Hlan
don's Park. To-morrow the visitors will
Ik: taken down the river on a visit to the
monitor fleet, thence to Drewry's HlulV,
and on their return they will be enter
tained at a banquet.
The NeetliiK Last Night.
Only i small muulicr of citizens were in
attendance upon the public meeting at
the court house last night, to hear Mr.
Arthur Arrington, secretary of the South
ern Inter-Slate Bureau of Immigration
explain the objects and benefits of that
organization. A local branch of the bu
reau was organized nt the conclusion of
his address with Mr. Geo. S. Powell as
president, and Mr. Walter H. Gwyn, sec
retary, and it is to he luqicd that much
good to Ashcvillc nnd the west will lie
the result of its creation Inst night.
A Hank doses.
Chksto.n, Iowa, Scptemer 3. The L.
S. Brooke's Hank at Lenox has closed its
doors. No one knows anything of the
the situation yet.
THE UNITED VETERANS.
t'OJIJIAMll H GOKIHIN't AU.MI
"A Krotherhood Over Which (lie
(ieniiis of lillanthrophy, Patri
otism, Truth and Justice Shall
for All Time I'revall."
Atlanta, Gn., Scptcmlier 3. The fol
lowing is Governor John It. Gordon's ad
dress to the I 'nitcd Veterans' Confederate
Association on the oceasioti of his ac
ccpling command :
1 Fuji's I'mtciiConi-i-iikratic Vktkkans,
Atlanta. Ga.. September 3. 18811.
To the ex-soldiers and sailors of the
late Confederate States of America:
1 he convention ol delegates from differ
ent Slates which assembled in New Or
leans on the tenth of June effected a gen
eral organization designated as the
' I lilted Conlcderate Veterans." It
designed as an association of all bodie
ol ex-t onlederate soldiers and sailor
tnrougliout the 1 111011. 1 he convention
adopted a constitution, and did me the
great honor to elect me general, which
position 1 accept with peculiar gratifica
uon. 1 rciiuuiiary to tne issue 01 any or
oers, 1 wish to call general attention ti
the objects of this association, ami to en
list iu their accomplishment theactiveco
operation, not only ol every survivor ol
the Southern armies, but also that hug
contingent, the sous of veterans win
too young to have received the
baptism ol lire, have nevertheless
received with you the baptism of snf
icring. anil ol sacrifice. The firs
o ucic 01 tne eoiisiiiuiiou 01 the associa
lion declares that the "objects and pur
poses of this organization will be strictly
social, literary, historical and benevolent
It will endeavor to unite the general fed
cratiou ol all associations ol Conledcr
ate veterans, soiniers and sailors, now 111
existence or ncrcaltcr to lie formed to
gether; authentic data for an impartial
History 01 tne war iietween the Slates
to preserve the relics or mementoes ol
the same ; to cherish the ties ofTriendshii
that should cxis( among men who have
shared common dangers, common suf-
lermgs and privadous; to care for the
disabled and In extend a helping hand ti
the needy ; to protect the widow and or
phau and to make and preserve the rec
ord of the services of every member, ;it
lar as possible, ol (hose of our comrades
who have preceded us in eternity."
The last article provides that neither
"discussion of political or religious sub-
lects, nor any political action shall be
permitted 111 the organization and any
association violating that provision will
loricit its membership. Comrades,
no argument is needed to secure Ibr these
objects your enthusiastic endorsement
They have burdened your thoughts for
many years, you have cherished them
111 sorrow, 111 poventy and humiliation.
In the lace of misconstruction you have
held them iu your hearts "with the
strength of religious convictions. No
mispidgments can defeat your peaceful
purposes for the luttire. Your aspira
tions have been lilted by mere force and
urgency ol surrounding conditions to a
plane far above the paltry considerations
u partisan triumphs. 1 he honor of Un-
American republic, just powers of federal
government, equal rights of States, in
tegrity ol the constitutional union.
sanctions of law and the enforcement of
irder, have 110 class of defenders more
true and devoted than the ex-soldiers of
the South anil their worthy descendants.
Hut you realize the great truth that a
ficoplc without memories of heroicjdeeds,
ncroic suiicnngs and sacrifices, is a people
wilhoiK a history; that to cherish such
memories and recall such past, whether
crowned with success or consecrated
in defeat, is to idealize principle
and strength ol character; inten
sify love of country and convert defeat
and disaster into pillars of support for
future manhood anil noble womanhood.
Whether the Southern people under their
changed conditions may ever hoic to
witness another civilization which shall
equal that which liegau with their Wash
ington and ended with their Lee, it is
certainly true that their devotion to
their glorious past in not only the surest
guarantee of the future progress and hol
iest bond of unity, but is also the strong
est claim thev can present to the confi
dence and respect of other sections of the
I'liion. 1 11 conclusion, I beg to rcieat iu
substance at least a few thoughts rc
cenlly expressed by me to the State or
ganization which apply with equal force
to this general brotiierhood. It is politi
cal innocence, except solar as the word
"political" is a synoinvn for the wortl
"patriotic." It is a brotherhood over
which the genius of philaiillirophy and
patriotism, of truth and of justice, will
fireside. Of philanthropy because it
will succor the disabled, help the
needy, strengthen the weak an cheer
the disconsolate. Of patriotism be
cause it will cherish the jiasl
glories of the dead Confederacy and
transmit them into inspirations for fu
ture service lo the living republic. Ol
truth, because it will sick to gather and
preserve as witnesses for history the un
impeachable lads which shall down
falsehood to die thai truth may live. Of
justice, because it will cultivate national
as well as Southern fraternity and will
condemn narrowtnindcdiiess and preju
dice and passion, and cultivate that
broader, higher, nobler sentiment which
would write on the grave ofevcry soldier
who fell on cither side, "Here lies a hero;
n martyr to right as his conscience con
ceived it." 1 rejoice that the general
organization, too long neglected,
has been nt last pcrlcctcd. It is
a brotherhood' which nearly all
honorable men must approve and which
Heaven itself will bless. I call upon you,
therefore, to organize in every State anil
community where ex-Confederates may
reside, and to rally to the support of the
high and peaceful "objects of the "I'nitcd
Confederate Veterans," and move for
ward until by the power of organization
and KTsislcnt effort, your benelicient
and Christian purjioscs are fully ac
complished. (Signed) J. It. GoHlio.N, General.
General Gordon's staff will be an
nounced in n few days, and directions
given as to the methods of organizing
and of admission into the general as
sociation. Ashevllle Kniithts Templar.
Sir Knight A. J. Illair yesterday in
formed Tiik Citizen that about twenty
five mcmliers ol'CyreneCoiuinandery.No.
5, K. T., this city, would licgin drilling
nt their asylum thiseveiiing, preparatory
to visiting Washington in Octobcrdtiring
the triennial session of the Grand C0111
mundery of the I'nitcd States. The
local Knights will be drilled by Sir
Knight A. H. Cobb, and will no doubt
mnkc ns fine n show at the national
capital as any delegation in attendance
upon the session of the grand body.
FOLKS VOl' KNOW,
WhoThey Are; Where Thev Are,
auf What They Are UoitiK.
Rev. T. H. Skinner, D. D of Raleigh, is
at the Ilattcry Park with his family.
Mr. and Mrs. It. J. Hazzard, of George
town, S. C, are autographed at the Ilat
Geo. It. Snow and Hat. Moore, of Ral
eigh, and Clem. Manly, of Newbcrne, are
at the Ilattcry Park.
U. H. Atkinson won the gold medal at
the shooting tournament of theGuii Club
Miss Mamie Sinclair, of Charlotte, has
reached the city and entered upon
her duties as teacher in the city schools.
Prof. W. D. Thomas, of Richmond Med
ical College, and daughter, are visiting
Mrs. Richmond Pearson at "Richmond
Mrs. R. L. Payne, of Lexington, and
Messrs. Geo. N. and Thos. It. Harris, of
Wilmington, were at the Grand Central
R. F. Driunniond, wile and daughter,
of this city, returned home yesterday
from a visit to relatives and friends at
Miss Ada Johnston, a popular and
charming young lady of Charlotte, who
has been on a visit to friends iu Ashcvillc,
has returned to her home.
Major C. Waitc, of Richmond, Va.,and
who, during the war was inspector
general of W. II. F. Lee's division, C. S.
A., is at the Ilattcry Park.
Col. A. It. Andrews, of Raleigh, third
vice-president of the Richmond and Dan
ville System, was among the guests at
the Ilattcry Park yesterday.
John J. Jacoby, of Itriilgeport, Conn
is in the city. He will be remembered as
one of the contractors who constructed
the sewerage system of Ashcvillc which
was completed in June.
Mr. A. M. Taylor, of the linn of
Denials S: Tavlor, leaves for his home at
Swoope's, Va., to-day. He will return in
October when he expects to tret his
iictorv in operation.
Prof. Klisha Lewis, of Kinston,
trrived in the city, and assumed
position of teacher in the Academy street
railed school. Mr. Lewis succeeds Prof.
J. R. Monroe resigned.
Mr. Chas. A. Nichols and family have
returned from a sojourn of several
weeks in Madison, and are now occu
pying their handsome residence on Chest
Gen. Johnstone Jones and wife have ar
rived safely at their new home at San
Diego, Cal., ami are very much gratified
with the reception thev met and the
night prospects before them iu the golden
Hoped In ny Raiublinic Reporters
Roaniiui; Round Ihe City.
The Good Templars were in session last
Marriage license was yesterday issued
to W. M. I'enlaild and Ivinma Stone.
Herring & Weaver are moving into
their new and elegant quarters 011 Pat
The Knights Templar of Cyrene C0111-
niandcry will hold a drill meeting at their
isvluin this evening.
Only one or two small cases were dis
posed of in the police court yesterday
md the tines were light.
The "pining" game is popular in the
Illack Mountain section, so a "native"
informed us yesterday.
Children holding tickets of admission
to the graded schools are urged to report
to-days for classification.
The Charleston News and Courier of
thiseveiiing will contain Mr. Tig he's re
cent write-up of Ashcvillc.
The docket of the approaching session
I" the criminal court will be nearly if not
piilc as heavy as that of the recent
Ull'li; IIOCKJIS HIS I.OSS.
His Trunk llroken Open and
Money all Gune,
MouUoii Hovcc, a colored man who
lives iu a cabin iu rear of pliotoernphcr
.indscy's residence on Woodlin street,
mourns the loss of $2, which was stolen
mm his trunk Sunday morning. The
trunk was taken by the thief into a corn
patch near by, broken open and plun
dered, while Moulton was at church. In
his hurried search of the trunk the rub
ier overlooked $1 1 in bills, which was
secreted iu nn enveloie, nnd consequently
Hoyee has a small "stake" upon which to
rebuild his shattered fortunes. There is
no clue as to who the thief was, and al
though the matter was reported to the
police authorities, they have as yet liecn
unable to capture the colored "Napoleon
of finance" who came so near bringing
about Hovec's total financial collapse.
The money that was stolen represented
the savings of the summer, and, ns Itoycc
is a worthy, industrious citizen, lacking a
great deal of being embarrassed with
riches, his loss is a great misfortune to
Manager Atwell Married.
Mr. W. C. Atwell, the clever and popu
lar manager of the Southern Express of
fice ill this city was married last night at
Salisbury to Miss Sallie James, one of the
most charming young lnclicsof that place.
Mr. and Mrs. Atwell will reach this city
on the 4. 36 o'clock train this afternoon,
and will make Asheville their home per
manently. The Citizen extends its con
gratulations and best wishes to the
happy young couple.
THE PANEL CALLED
and thk si'.i.f.ctio.n of a jl'
kv i:m i-hki) i pon
In the ;real Crouln Case at Chi.
caito The Lawyers 'Wrauicllnir
Over the Admission ot Certain
Questions to be Presented.
Ciiicaco, Scptcmlier 3. Immediately
upon the opening of the Cronin trial this
morning, a discussion upon the proper
questions to be submitted to jurors was
"Gentlemen," said the court, "before
the Slate is asked to respond to the
propositions that were submitted by
the dclcnsc yesterday, I wish to say that
I have examined these questions myself
very carefully, and 1 find that a numlier
of them are practically duplicates; and
there are certain ones that I could not
permit, as I deem them improper. Itc
iicyiiig the whole matter, anyway, to lie
very largely discretionary with the court.
I should like to have" the State now
simply say that these three questions
should lie permitted:
First, have you formed an opinion us to
whether Dr. Cronin was taken to the
Carlson cottage by the horse and buggy
engaged by Daniel Coughlin from Lynn,
Second, have you an opinion as to
whether or not Martin ltnrke, one of the
delcndants, was u tenant of said Carlson
I hird, have you an opinion that the so
called Clan-iia-Gael society is in any way
to blame for the death ol Dr. Cronin .'
Ingham, of counsel for the State,
cited a case where a murder was com
mitted by a certain Indian, and a juror
was asked il he believed that nn Indian
had committed the murder. The ju
ror said he did, but the court held that
he was a proper juror. The discussion
finally settled lhat these three questions
would be the ones asked of the jurors
who have read the newspaper reports.
All the delcndants save an exception, but
this was contested bv Ingham who said
that the defense ought to ask the ques
tion and then take the exception.
"There might arise conditions," said
he, "when we might not object." "The
Stale has then admitted our whole
point," said Forest, of the counsel for the
defense, triumphantly. Judge MeConnell
finally icriuitlcd the addition of these
twoqucstions. "Have you formed an
opinion as to whether the death of Dr.
Cronin was the result of conspiracy?"
and, "have you formed an opinion as to
whether any of these defendants was a
member of ihe said conspiracy?"
The panel was then called, and the
lawyers entered upon the long and ardu
ous task of selecting a jury.
THK tOl NTV SCHOOLS.
Meetiuif of the County- Hoard of
At the meetings of the County Board of
Hducution held in this city Monday nnd
yesterday three committeemen each lor
the 118 school districts of the county
were appointed. Those for Asheville
township and city are: Vt. W. West, W.
F. Randolph, D. T. Millard, II. A. Gud-
ger, h. K. Kepler and Geo. b. Powell. 1 he
apportionment for schools of the county
will be made on the first Monday in Jan
uary, LS'.lO, and the reserve fund, amount
ing to nearly $500, has liecn distributed
among the weaker school districts in
Iluncoinbe. The reports of the county
siqicrintcndcnt and treasurer of the school
fund were also submitted, audited and
approved. Asheville Junction wasadded
to the Victoria district, and several other
changes in district lines were made. An
unusually large amount of work was
disposed of at this meeting; of the Hoard;
in fact, more than has I leen transacted at
any previous session since its establish
ment in Iluncoinbe. Mr. A. T. Summcy
is chairman of the organization.
Ir. Hettes will Locate.
Dr. J. N, Itettcs, late of Jacksonville,
Fla., has opened an office in Ashcvillc
lor the practice of his profession. The
Doctor has hail a long cxicricncc in the
treatment of pulmonary diseases, having
been iu practice the past eighteen years
in Jacksonville, Fla. Dr. Hettes came to
Asheville for health and recuicration, his
health licing badly shattered as a result
of overwork during the epidemic at Jack
sonville last season. The fine air of
our mountain city has so much im
proved the Doctor's condition that he
has about concluded to stay with us.
The homeopathic practice is not largely
represented in this section, and the
Doctor will be pleased to meet all patrons
of that practice as well as others, that
have modern or conservative ideas 111
That Asheville Letter.
A telegram from editor Hemphill of the
Charleston News and Courier, received
yesterday, states that Mr. Tighe's write
up of Asheville will apicar in the News
and Courier which will reach the city
this evening. Dr. Pclhnm says he will
have several hundred copies of the pajier
containing the letter on hand this even
ing, and that those who desire them had
liettcr call early. Mr. Tigbe is reputed
to Ik- a vigorous writer, and if so, his de
scription of Ashcvillc must be pleasant
indeed when seen as he beheld it.
"Accidental Drowning .'
The coroner's jury in the Ingram case
met nt the court house yesterday to
make up their verdict. It was comxscd
of T. W. ltrnnch, W. 11. Williamson,
Robert Loudon, Theodore Hobgood,
Kolicrt A. Long and John Taylor. After
hearing the testimony of about fifteen
witnesses, the jury retired, anj in a short
while arrived at the conclusion that
William Ingram came to his death by
"accidental drowning," and their verdict
was so recorded.
Stnmp Hales for AukusU
Deputy collector of internal revenue
West reports the sale of $3,863.04 worth
of stamps at the branch office in this city
for the month of August.
Marriage license issued by the register
of deeds for August numbered twenty
three, of which nineteen were granted to
white, and four to colored applicants.