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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1889.
THE CZAR'S DEPARTURE
POSTPONED ON ACCOUNT OF
THE CZARINA'S ILLNESS.
An Outbreak of War clamor by
the German seml-Ofnclal Prem
The Chancellor Wants a Con.
lerence With ihe Cuar.
CopyriKhtert 1889 I't N. Y. As-ociHtcd 1'iwa.
Bkrun, Septemlier 28. The Czar has
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William stating that the Czarina has
caught cold arm mat ner pnysiciuna umt
advised her to delay her departure lor
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several uavs. inc tzar un! uul un.
final directions lor his reception at Pots
dam lie dclaved.
Prince Bismarck has since communi
cated with Count SchonvalotV, the Rus
sian minister, in regard to the arrange
ments of the Czar in the event of hiscom
ing to Berlin. Count Schonvaloff replied
that he had orders to receive the Czar ai
the embassy. The Czar himself has mil
intimated liis intentions beyond his visit
The Emperor will goto Schwerin Tues
day as the guest of the t'.rand I Hike ol
According to the National .citung the
Czar's visit is officially fixed for October
!). The absence of Gicrs, the Russian
prime minister, who is now staying in
the Rcniiish part of the province of Tam
bu, docs not apjiear to nfl'ect Prince Bis
marck's determination to have an audi
ence with the Czar.
This week has been signalized by hi:
outbreak of war clamor by the stmi-otfi-cial
press. The Cologne Gazette pub
lished an alarmist articleonthcexteiision
of the Russian strategic way on the tron
tier. which the North German Gazette
proiniueiillv quoted. There is simulta
neous appearance of war in the Chancel
Vienna pajiers foment a scare bv the
statements that the Russians along the
frontiers of Galicia and Balkovmia an
in active motion. Six regiments of cav
alry and lour of infantry have, they say.
arrived from the interior. Observation
towers are being erected c!::sr to the Ga
licia frontier, the whole aspect t the
country giving the impression that the
armv is making a strategic march. These
reports have been directly suppressed by
the Vienna and Berlin ministries.
Bismarck's motive in secreting the agi
tation over the Russian armaments on
the eve of the Czar's reception is vari
ously interpreted, recalling incidents prior
to the last interview the Czar accorded
him here. It is obvious that the Chan
cellor aims to place the Czar again under
the neeessitv of granting a political con
ference. The reports also serve other pur
poses, as they tend to balk Russia's
efforts to negotiate u loan for the pay
ment of the cost of repeating rifles ordered
in France, and preparations to accept
the new military bill, whichisnowknown
to involve nn extra credit of 240,000,000
marks. But if the indifference shown by
the Bourse over the attempted scare lore
casts the feeling of the Reichstag, Bis
marck will find the members less suscep
tible than formerly to the old trick.
The Czar's aversion to meeting the
Chancellor or to giving his visit any
character other than thatol iormul coui
tcsy has been intensified by the projected
journey of Emperor William to Constan
tinople. The programme ol the Em
peror's tour is now announced to include
a visit to Bucharest, which will further
annov the Czar.
The Moscow pners ask if Bismarck
dreams of detaching the Greeks from the
traditions of the Russian alliance, flit
Greeks uttaeh superstitious import tothc
marriage of the Duke of Sparta and tin
Princess Sophia. An old prophecy is re
called bv the papers of Athensand repro
duced here, to the effect that the mosipu
of St. Sophia in Constantinople will be
restored to the Christians under the rule
of a Greek emperor named Constantine
with n wife called Sophia, coinciding with
the Duke of Sparta's name, Constantine,
and that of the Princess Sophia, is excit
ing the imagination of the Greeks as a
hopeful augury of coming events, a feel
ing which Bismarck will take advantage
of. The Emperor will beuccompanicd by
the Empress to Constantinople und will
stav on board the imperial yacht while
ihe'Czar entertains His Majesty.
itoulanser Issues) Another Ad
dress to the Electors.
Pakis, September 28. Ferry, who was
(leleatcd in the recent election for mem
ber of the Chamber of Deputies has writ
ten n letter to the electors of the district
ol the Vosgcs department, in which he
ran, saving that violence, dishonesty
and corruption disorganized for a mo
ment the Republicans of the district.
Such a state of affairs cannot last long.
Ilis defeat, he says, is of small conse
quence. He will remain on the battle
iield until the coalition against the gov
ernment Is broken.
Boulanger has issued an address to tb
electors of Montmarue, in which he
says, that they have replied to the in
iquitous charge of the Senate by electing
him to the chambers of government,
finding it strictly f no effecj, and re
sorted audaciously to the annulling ol
the votes. This, the General declares, was
an net of sheer brigandage. The rights
of electors and their privflages had been
trampled under foot. Republicans will
see that the rights of voters are restored.
President Carnot received the members
of the Commercial Congress to-day. In
his speech to the delegates he referred to
the happy result ot the election. He
said, that the destines of Republican
Prance are now assured. It be
hooved the Chnmliers to attend less
to speculative politics and to devote
themse'ves to practical business and
At Cleveland First game: Cleveland
7, Washington 1. Second game: Cleve
land 6, Washington 7.
At Philadelphia Athletic 2, Columbus
At Chicago Ten innings: Chicugo 2
in uth, New York 2 in 2nd.
At Pittsburg Pittsburg 4, Philadel
At Indianapolis Indianapolis 10, Bos
Washington, September 28. Consul
Allen, of Kingston, telegraphs to the
department of state that nn English war
ship has returned from Nnvassa bring
nine survive of the riot, and reports all
confusion on the island.
Bond offerings to-day aggregated
$112,500, all accepted at 1.28 tor lour
ier cents, and 1.05 for four anil a hall's.
The Rotterdam strikers Quiet.
Rottkkdau, September 28. The strik
ers have made no overt demonstration
to-day. The police are protecting the
men who are not at work. Troos are
stationed at all points about the city.
Business In the Grain Center Dur
ing Yesterday's Session.
Chicago, Septcmlicr 28. The volume
o( business transacted in wheat to-day
was larger than usual for theclosing day
of the week, though smaller than yester
day and the day licforc. Fluctuations
were within a narrower limit ami utter
V-NaVic. lower opening, the market weak
ened n little more and averaged most of
the session fractionally under yesterday's
ruling figures. Part ol the gossip re
ceived was that Duluth parties were buy
ing wheat here and that a prominent
local operator was willing to help the
crowd break the market if he could do so
without selling any wheat. Foreign
houses are said to lie "on the fence" to
day. A general break of 1 to 2c. was ex
lcctcd by both bulls and bears here on
depressing influences. The selling pres
sure, however, was not especially heavy
until late in the session, and when rcnl
izini; by longs liecnmc quite large and
general and December wheat broke to
82'ic.. May bcingcarricd down to 84;1 ic,
the final closing figures showed a net de
cline of W';,tc.
Com was moderately active at times
with leciing developed somewhat easier.
The market opened at about yesterday's
closing. Prices were steady for a time,
then sold off :S,c., ruled quiet and steady,
and closing with near months '-ic. lower,
and May at the same as yesterday.
A moderate volume of trade was wit
nessed in oats and prices advanced
VafeUe. May was sold freely and prices
Trading in pork was rather iiglit and
feeling easier. Deierreil deliveries rathei
weakened and prices decline! 15W20,
A light trade was reported in lard,
prices 2Ia(".oc. lower, the market closing
Trading was only fair in short ribs
and the leciing easier. I 'i kes declined
Woe, uud the market closed steady.
Greensboro Watchman: Jt has been
found by consulting the rolls of the First
Presbyterian Sunday school in this city
that there had been no death among its
oupils from October !), 1885 to August
Concord Standard: Mr. X. W. Craft, a
niirseyinan of considerable reputation in
this State, now has a reputation that
is to some extent world wule. He liar
been awarded n gold medal at the
World's Fair, in Paris, for the best wines
and is also informed that his apples have
been given a prominent place in the ex
hibition. This is quite a compliment to
Mr. Craft and indirectly to theold North
State. This goes to show that we have
just as good climate and country gener
ally as can lie found in the world. Hur
rah for North Carolina.
Webster Herald: We arc sorry to
learn that Judge Davies met with an
other serious accident at his home last
Wednesday. While climbing a ladder a
misstep sent htm to the ground with con
siderable force, and dislocated a
shoulder We trust the judge will soon
lie able to get around ii'rain. The re
ports of frost from the upper end of the
county are distressingly seriuu.-,. The
nail carrier says that all of the late
planted corn, which is yet soft, is killed;
tobacco is used up and sweet potatoes
Winston Republican : The new $3, 000
pipe orgai: for the Centenary M. E.
church has arrived and will be placed in
position at once. It will be a great ad
dition to the service of song in this beau
tiful and largely attended place of wor
ship. .r. W. II. Hall, of Salem, is tin
boss apiarist of this section. Asa result
of this season's work, he has gathered a
surplus from his hives of some 2,500
pounds of honey, as pretty and tooth
some as the most fastidious could desire.
A peep into liis storage room, is a sight
worth the tint- and walk.
Wilmington Star: Capt. Moore, who
was blown up in the dynamite explosion
on the St. John's river, Florida, on the
5th instant, has returned to Wilming
ton. Me gives a graphic account of the
disaster, through wliich his son and a
colored boy lost their lives. Captain
Moore says their bodies were not blown
to pieces as reported in telegrams nt the
time, but that both fell in the wnter and
sank before assistance could reach them.
The remains of the unfortunate men were
not recovered. The colored boy swam
a short distance before he sank, but
young Moore was probably killed in
stantly. Fanners Exchange: The saw mill in
dustry in Robeson ountv along the Hue
of the C. F. & Y. V. railroad, is assum
ing vast proportions and proving a
threat feeder to the treasury of the road.
Every north hound freight train carries
from twenty to forty car loads of sawed
lumber which is distributed toeverv part
of the country. There arc fifteen linns-,
some running two or more mills whose
product is loaded at Red Springs. Be
tween Fayettcville and Maxton there
tire not less than thirty-five saw mills in
constant operntion. Lumlier mid tim
ber is fast taking the place of terpentine
and cotton in that part of Robeson
traversed bv the railroad.
Asfikvu.i.k, N. C. September 27.
Editor Citizen : It is exceedingly kind
in the officials of the East Tennessee,
Virginia and Georgia railroad to put an
agent in our city good enough to tell us
the arrival and departure of trains, and
their delays, on the Richmond and Dan
ville railroad, and we are learning to ap
preciate this kindness.
We welcome Mr. Day to Asheville, nnd
lnqie if such gentlemen continue to estab
lish offices in our city, even though they
represent other lines, they will greatly as
sist the traveling public. We understand
that various other western lines intend
establishing soliciting offices here, and
we may then lie nble to learn all about
tl e Richmond and Danville trains, etc.
We hope too that when other lines
build into Asheville, that our good peo
ple will not forget the Richmond and
Danville railroad for its many courtesies
nnd conveniences to the people. Very
truly, C. W. W.
Reminders of the Sanioan Storm,
San Francisco. Septemlier 28. The tram was running ahead ol time, and
steamer Alameda from Svdnv nnd Auck-1 that engineer Twombley was mainly re
land via Samoa and Honolulu, arrived : sponsible for the accident,
here at noon to-day. Admiral Kin'lrly A Bootlesi Errand,
and staff, who have been nt Apia tor six ,
months, left there on the Alameda, and Birmingham, Ala., September 2S The
stopped at Honolulu. The Admiral was Jefferson Volunteers got to the Pratt
given an ovation at Honolulu, the Brit-1 mines promptly Inst night, looked the
ish man of war Caroline, and a Japanese ! place over and found absolutely nothing
mntwifwur ntj.,,,..,! thf-r fir-tiitr n -1 1 lie mntter there. The negroes and
lute uiion his arrival. He will remain at
Honolulu a short time and then continue
the journev to San Francisco on the
I'nited States steamer Nipsic, the repairs
on that boat having lieen almost com-
pleled. She is expected to sail aliout Oc-
Wonderful Qualities of a Mineral
! Water Discovered.
A discovery of immense scientific inter
tcrcst has recently been madenenr Whar
ton, Texas, a discovery which it is thought
will add a hitherto unknown element to
the sixty-five already familiar to the
chemist. Mr. Chandlcy Mason, a prom
inent cotton planter, living about five
miles from town, while boring an artes
ian well on his place struck water a lew
davs ago at a depth of 215 feet. A pow
erful stream was thrown up with a loud
report and a slight trembling ol the sur
rounding earth. Mr. Mason, in order to
lest the quality of the water, drank a
glass of it, nnd the negro workmen also
crowded about and drank Ireelv ol the
water, which was found to lie very cold
and good, though possessed of a slight
unfamiliar Mayor, which was, however,
Within a quarter of an hour, or even
less, after drinking the water. Mr. Mnson
ixMjnn to feel strange twttclungs in the
muscles of the face, and his workmen
also commenced to complain of the same
sensation. This twitclimgsoon extended
to the arms and legs, increasing all the
while in violence until, at lust, the negroes
east themselves down, crying that they
liad been conjured nnd rolled about on
the ground shrieking aloud nnd writh
ing with hideous contortions of the face
and body. As the jerking and jumping
ol the musclis of the limbs grew more
and more violent, all hands sprang up
and joined in a wild, uncontrollable dance
or rather hopping up and down like so
maiiv disturbed frogs.
Mr. Mason, describin his sensation
.-ays that he was conscious of a feeling ot
ureal exhiliaration and an increased
acuteness ofttvery sense. The sight of the
leaping negroes, who were too frightened
to realize that they were Millering from
lenr, and their cries and shrieks provoked
him to bursts of laughter that sounded
almost maniacal. Mrs. Mason, seeing
her husband's extraordinary liehavior,
became alarmed, and, running out, at
tempted to hold him down, but, thoiudi
he endeavored to assist her by clinging
with all his strength to a post, it was
found impossible to resii'nis him.
This dance was kept up. savs .1 Phila
delphia Times correspondent, until iufr:
exhaustion caused the involuntary par
ticipants to fall prostrate to the earth,
where thev lay and kicked for some min
utes, after which thev fell into a decii
sleep. This sleep was the heavy, dream
less slumber that follows intoxication
and lasted for several hours, but left
them with clear heads and no evil conse
quences beyond a soreness of the back
and limbs and a pain in the face resem
bling neuralgia, which, however, soon
THE FARMERS' ALLIANCE.
Noii-Holltlcal, Carlnic Chiefly for
the Fanner's latere-1,
Marshall, N. C.,
SeplenilKT 27, 188!l. j
Editor Citizen : I see in the Knoxville
Journal of September 22, an article from
n correspondent at Asheville. N. C, dated
September 21, in which the Asheville cor
respondent ol the Knoxville lournul says,
The Farmers' Alliance, it is rumored, de
sires to defeat Senator Vance, etc. Many
of the Alliance men recognize the fact
that their interest lies with the Republi
can party. Thousands of Democrats
who arc now members of the Alliance
voted for Col. O. II. Dockcry, the Repub
lican fui mer candidate lor governor, at
the lasL election."
I wish to say that I am a member of
the Fanners' Alliance and I have not
heretofore been apprised of the fact that
i he Alliance is a side show to the Repub
lican party of North Carolina. Vet one
would inter from the article referred to,
that such is intended by same to be the
case. The writer of the article savs that
Col. T. B. Long, an able and influential
Republican, has been elected State lec
turer. Now il the writer of the above
article thinks that because Col. Long is
a Republican and that therefore the Alli
ance must, for that reason, vote for the
Republican party or tiny other party, I
for one think if he speaks by authority of
the North Carolina Alliance, the sooner
good a d honest men who have lieen in
duced to join the Alliance find out what
the real object of the movement is, the
better it is for them. But I have a higher
and better opinion of the real intention
of the great and noblemen who first con
ceived the idea of the Alliance than to be
led off by any such clap-trap talk as this.
I know that there are men of both polit
ical parties who would like to get into
position by the assistance of the Alliance
und suppose the writer of the article
referred to is one of that number.
Mr. Editor, I live in the Republican
county of Madison and am an Alliance
man and have taken great interest in
the movement tor the reason that I have
been assured that there was no politicsiu
it II it is simply gotten up for a political
purpose and not for the liest interests of
the down tioddn and opposed tillers
of the soil, I for one want nothing
to do with the Alliance. But I am satis
fied thnlas far as ihiseounty isconeerned
there is no desire on the part of any one
to use the Alliance for any such selfish
motives and the sooner we give such to
understand that their tricks that are
dark and ways that are mean will not be
tolerated the lietter it will he for us as an
organization, and it will be a dark day
for us in North Carolina when either of
the political parties can boast of their
power by reason of having the Alliance
nt their back. An Allianck Man.
Chicago, September 28. The coroner's
inquest as to cause of the accident on the
Rock Island road near Englewood some
days ago, was resumed this morning. Su
perintendent Chamberlain, of the Illinois
division of that road, testified that he
had discharged engineer Twonibley off his
engine three or four times for being
drunk. Twombley is engineer of the train
wliich caused the accident.
After lieing idle awhile, Twombley's
father, who is the master mechanic of the
road, would re-employ him without con
sulting anybody, (iencral superintend
ent Bovce testified that he had made an
investigation into the causes of the acci-
dent. He had found that the freight !
' whites were nil in bed and the Volunteers
came lines on tne next train very mucn
' disgusted. The woman is not dead and
will recover from the effects of the severe
beating. Maxwell gave her, he says, for
insulting his wife. It was the greatest
farce ever enacted in Birmingham.
COME TO TAW'S VICTORY
OVER LONGSTREET VESTKR-
DAV AT (iRAVESEND.
It Was In the Brook wood Handi
cap lor Three-Year Olds and
Was a Mile and Quarter stretch
Other Turf Events, K.tc.
New York, Septemlier 2S. Delight-
tul weather had the enect ol bringing out
a tremendous attendance at Gravcscnd
track to-day, and capital sport was en
joyed. The feature of the day was Come
to Taw's grand victory over I.ougstreet
and Senator Hearst's victory in the
holly handicap, in which lie ran first and
second with tournament and Itallaret
The victory brought with it disappoint
ment however, as the stable plunged on
Ballaret and Tournament was allowed
to run with odds of fifteen to one against
First race five furlongs : Rtqicrt won,
Amazon second, Elite third. Time I.Pl-'i.
Second race mile and a sixteenth
Badge won. Bronze Hindo-i third. Time
Third race holly handicap for two
year olds, six furlongs: tournament
won, Bullnret second, I'adashah third.
Fourth race Brookwood handicap for
three year olds, mile and u quarter:
Come to Taw won. I.ongstrecl second.
Cracksman third. Time 2.02.
Fifth race sweepstakes for two year
olds, non-winners, six furlongs: Tulla
Blackburn won, Master Lode second,
Maria, filly, third.
Sixth nice selling, all ages, mile and
one sixteenth: Callargo won, Pericles
second, Pocotelle third. Time 1 .04:,(.
Cincinnati, September 28. The first
day of the lull meeting at Latoniaoiened
under very favorable conditions. The
track w.'is in first classcondition, though
a trifle dusty, and the weather was
pleasant. A fairly good number ol
spectators was present. The racing was
rirst race one mile: l.eoiitine won,
Burch second, Burrv Glenn third. Time
Second race selling purse thirteen
sixteenths of a mile: Dahlia won, Ruth
second. Governor th" '!. Tn"' " 14U.
Third race selling, purse fifteen six
teenths of a mile: Birthday won, Winning
Ways second Mamie Fonso third. Time
Fourth race merchant stakes, mile
and a quarter: Marv won, Heron second
Fannie third. Time 2.H!l!,i.
Fifth race selling purse, tour year olds,
live furlongs W. G. Morris won. Happi
ness second, Polemus third. Time 1.03.
All Extraordinary SIiowIhk Since
the War Closed.
Eet us run over the list since the war:
Hon, Anderson Mitchell was for years a
judge of the superior court and W. P.
Caldwell, Esq., was for even a longer
period solicitor ol the district. After the
death of the former, the judgeship again
fell to Iredell, Governor Brogden np-
-pointing Judge Furches to the vacancy.
In 1874Jos. t. Adams, Esq., was elected
solicitor of the district, and though not
nt that time a citizen of Iredell, lie soon
made this place his home and waselccted
to the solicitorship two succeeding terms
while resident here. The same year Hon.
R. F. Arinlield, of Statesville, was elected
to the State Senate from Iredell, Alxan
der and Wilkes, and Gov. Caldwell dying
and Lieut. Gov. Brogden succeeding to
the governorship, Colonel Arinlield was
elected president of the Senate and be
came Lieutenant Governor. For ten
years, from 1872 to 1882, Hons. Win.
M. Robbins and K. F. Arinlield, of Ire
dell, represented the district in Con
gress, the latter is now the superior
court .judge tor the district and Benj.
F. Long, of Iredell, is the solicitor.
For a number of years Dr. J. J. Mutt,
of Iredell, was collector of internal rev
enue for this district, and chairman of
the Republican State executive commit
tee, and be was succeeded in the collec
torship by T. N. Cooper, Esq., of Iredell.
Gov. Scales chose his private secretary
from Iredell in the person of Mr. Chas.
11. Arinlield, Hon. A. Leazar, of Iredell, is
speaker of the lower house of the General
Assembly nnd Mr. M. L. Mott, of Ire
dell, is assistant district attorney for the
western district of North Carolina.
In another field of intellectual effort we
instance the following achievements of
the past six years, all by young men of
Iredell county: A. T. Robertson has
rraduatcd with first honor at Wake
Forest College ; W. F. Stevenson has
graduated with second honor at David
son College and R. R. Stevenson with
hrst hono'. Richmond P. Davis and V .
A. Carter have won cadetships at the
I nited States Military Academy in com
petntivc examinations the first named
graduated there and is now a lieutenant
in the army, while the latter is yet a
cadet at the Academy. liarlee MacCall
won, in a competitive examination, n
cadetsliip at the I'nited States Naval
Acndcmv and passed the mental exami
nation there but failed on the physical
All these things taken together make
up quite an extraordinary record there is
not another county m the State that
can equal it. And these honors uud
achievements have been ours through
blind luck. From the earliest times Ire
dell has been a county of patriotic im
pulses, of educational progress and of
Weekly Bank Statement.
Nkw York, Septemlier 28. The weekly
bank statement is as follows:
Reserve, decrease $1 ,04-3,650
Loans, decrease 290,000
Specie, decrease 1 ,424,01 )0
Legal tenders, decrease 330,700
Deposits, decrease 2,844,200
Circulation, increase 14,200
The banks now hold $033,750, in ex
cess of the 25 icr cent. rule.
Nkw Vokk, Septemlier 28. Exports of
siecie from the port of New York last
week amounted to bi,ii ot which
$11,600 was in gold, $450,102 in silver.
All the gold went to South America,
and $446,352 in silver went to Europe,
and $3,750 in silver went to South
America. Exports of siecie for the
week amounted to $61,684 of which
$33,462 was in gold nnd $28,222 in
Explosion In Prussia.
Bkki.in, Septemlier 28. An explosion
j occurred to day in the Prussian colliery
at tianeuurg on me Riiine. len men
; were killed and several were injured.
j Some of the injured men will die.
An explosion in theartillery laboratory
at Spandan to-day injured ten men and
I forty-two women.
VERY VALUABLE LANDS
To be Sold In This City on Tues
On the fourth page of Thk Citizkn this
morning will be found an announcement
by Capt. W. M. Cocke, jr., of the sale of
some very valuable real estate in this
eitv on Tuesday next. The business lots
on SoutlAlain street, mentioned in th
advertisement, are too well known to
need description in this article, but it
may not be generally known that a lot
adjacent to these has been offered during
the past few days to the general govern
mcnt as a site for the proposed public
building in Asheville. However, such is
a fact, nnd while deeds, etc., have been
approved, it is by no means certain
yet, that the public building will be
erected upon the. lot donated to the
government by Mr. William Johnston
The storehouse to be sold at this sale is
the one at present occupied by Mr. F
Stikeleathcr, directly opposite tin
Swannnnoa hotel. The eight residence
lots which will be sold on the same day,
we wish to call attention to because of
their admirable situation and natural
lienuty. In our opinion no liner land
scapes exist in Buncombe than those
on French Broad avenue, stretching
away on either side, with finely Hooded
knolls, gentle inclines, just sufficient to
afford a ierfcct natural drainage, nnd
possessing an attractiveness that ap
proaches fascination. Elegant lots are
these, and when the new hotel, plansand
specifications for which have already
been drawn, is erected, no finer resident
section in the city will exist. Already
several fine residences have lieen built
here, among which are those of Judge
Merriinon, city attorney Cobb, Mrs. S.
V. M. Charnan, Captain Cocke and
others. Pei naps the finest private resi
dence in the city, when completed, will lie
that of the latter gentleman a large sum
of money being expended in its construc
tion and interior equipments, "very
foot of land in the vicinity will be finely
improved, and in addition, electric
street railway accommodations, splen
did streets and roadways will lie features
that will not fail to attract the attention
of the shrewd seeker after handsome
homes, at a comparatively small cost,
in one of the most charming and de
lightful localities in the city.
FOLKS VOl' KNOW.
Who They Are l Where Thev Are,
HiiC What They Are Doinic .
Dr. B. II. Douglass has returned to the
A. L. Rankin and B. E. Jouesof Greens
boro are here.
Mr. S. Haiiimcrshlag is North purchas
Master Will Cocke leaves lor Wofl'ord
Telegraph operator C. I'. Hill is in ever heard him laugh, but all Judea has
Knoxville on a business trip. frequently beheld him weep, and so per-
suasive are his tears that the multitudes
Mr. . II. Marx is out again alter a ! !lre una,t. to restrain theirs from ming
severe attack of illness. Hug with his. He is very modest, temper-
Editor Tomlinson of Country Homes atC Whatever this phenom-
i onon mnv be in the end, he now seems to
has returned (mm the Hickory lair. be a man of strange lieautv and divine
Cnpt. . P. Sawver and wife returned
from New York yesterday afternoon. j
Ex-Mayor Hnrkins has returned to the
city from a trip through Rutherford, i
Cleveland and Polk counties, on revenue
Mr. Geo. C. Sanderson
W. II. Michael, ol Philadelphia, whole-
sale and retail dealer in foreign and do-
niestic units, is in the city. He wishes
to purchase all the chestnuts, walnuts
and hickory nuts in Western North Car
olina, so he says.
Roped In by Raiublliisc Reporters
Roatuinic Round the city.
Marriage license was issued to five
couples by the Register of Deeds yester
day. Owing to the absence of Rev. W. S. P.
llrv.'i'i from the city there will lie no ser
vices at the First
Don't forget the masquerade carnival
at Rav's rink to-morrow evening. Five
dollars in gold will be awarded the best
costumed skater at the exhibition.
The Agnes llcnidon company played
to a Knoxville audience last night.
Asheville theatre-goers will have much to
lie thankful for if this company gives
them the "go-by" in future.
Work on the new market house of the
Western Dressed Beef nnd Provision Co
will Ik- commenced to-morrow.
building will lie 27x68, two stories in :
height, and built of brick. Its location
will be at the corner of College street,
adjoining the Hendry block.
Into New Quarters.
On Jarunry 1 next, the estern Caro-
linn bank will be removed to the building
on South Mam street, now occupied by
W. O. Midler, dealer in wines and liquors.
The building will be entirely remodeled,
the most conspicuous improvements be -
ing an iron and plate glass tront, hand-
sonic office furniture, etc. The bank au
thorities will make it one of the hand
somest structures in the city, and will
spare neither money or labor in perfect
ing the improvements contemplated.
The duration of the lease is five years.
The Farmers' Exchange
Is a new weekly, the first numlier ol
which has iust Ix-en issued in Fnvette-
ville bv Messrs. J. & O. Evans. It is to
be devoted most largely to agricultural
interests and the building up of local, and
also State, interests ; and the first issue
gives token of ability to be a useful
worker to those ends. We give a cor-
dial welcome to our new brethren,
CHRIST, THK SAVIOR.
An Ancient Manuscript's Interest
ouice jurist was uorn on earth in
human form, lived on earth in human
form, lived on earth with human
wants and habits, and died on earth in
human pains and sufferings, Christians
can seek without impiety the presenta
tions or descriptions ofHimas he lived on
earth in fellowship with man. The blas
phemy which fain would picture the
( treat God and Lord of All, whom no
human eye hath seen, or can see.doesnot
apply to the Son, who being equal with
God, for a time made himself equal with
man, of like lorni, figure and feature.
The painters of all ages therefore, have
drawn upon inspired fancy for such
representations as might meet the aspi
rations for truthful ideal of the God
Man, of the being, human, yet with the
attributes ofdivinity; human, yet faultless
and noble in form; human, yet with
countenance of superhuman beauty, full
of love and also of commanding force,
nnd upon which sin and passion never
made a trace, but upon which sorrow
una ciceply graved its mark. The great
painters ol the 15th and 16th centuries,
Raphael, Michael Angelo, Renvenuto
Cellini, Ruliens and many other immor
tal painters, have given us ideals so real
and so sublime that the Savior stands
before the eye of sense as well as faith in
full substantial realism, with such a halo
of divinity thrown around face and form
us abashes familiarity and brings the hu
mility appropriate to the presence of the
In connection with this we attach the
following interesting description of the
Savior, for the authority of wliich we
are unable to vouch. It is at any rate
intensely interesting: Citizkn.
The following description of our Savior
was found in an ancient manuscript, sent
by Publius Lcntulus, President of ludea.
to the Roman Senate:
,.',m i: ,t , , ,. , .
iiii-ic uvi.-, ai tins I,.,., ,.. juiiiu,
man of singular character, whosenameis
Jesus Christ. The barbarians esteem
him as a prophet, but his followers adore
him as the immediate offspring of God.
He is endowed with such unparalleled
virtue as to be able to cull back the dead
from their graves, and to heal every sort
of disease with a word or touch. His
lierson is tall and elegantly shaed ; his
aspect amiable and reverend. His hair
flows in those beautiful shades which no
united colors can match, falling in grace
ful curls below the ears, agreeably touch
ing on his shoulders and parting on the
crown of his head, like the head-dress ot
the sect called Xazarites. His forehead
is smooth and his checks without spot,
save that of a lovely red. His nose and
mouth are formed with exquii'te sym
metry ; his lieard is thick and suited to
the hair of his head, reaching a little be
low his chin, and parted in the middle
like a fork. His eyes are bright, serene
and clear, lis rebukes withmajesty.and
counsels with iersuasive language. His
whole address, whether in word or being,
is elegant, grave and strictly character-
i istic of so exalted a being. No man has
ler,ettl". every way surpassing the
children of men.'
A HOTKl. SOLD.
Miller Disposes or His
land Spriuics Property.
We learn from Mr. Otis A. Miller that
v ,- . ..r...s ...i... ...ls..j i.is hn.
ld f(r tlt. next fiye vcars wcre so we
. . . n ... K!lw . ...
they concluded to purchase. A sale was
consummated yesterday and deed made to
E. A. LcVene of the property, the con
sideration being $11,750. Messrs. Le
Vene and Crapo, the new proprietors
arc old and exR-rienced hotel men, being
now engaged in the hotel business in
New York city and also ill Pawlct, Ver
mont. They will double the capacity ot
the Skylnnd Springs house, put in elec
tric annunciators, gas, etc., and make it
in all respects a first-class hostelry.
Mr. Miller will at once build another
hotel on the pavilion order with family
cottages to accomodate at least one hun-
(lml lI'1f"t the popular rates of $1
IKr l,1,v' -' 'r ,""m"
We can only add that the pure mineral
water at Skylaud will build it up into a
great resort, and too many hotels can
scarcely be built there. Wc extend a
hearty welcome to the New York men
and wish them success.
First Baptist church. Rev. Dr. V. A.
Nelson, pastor. Sermon at 11 a. in,, by
Kev- James Atkins, jr. Baptism and
sermon ar ... p. m., oy tne pastor,
Centrnl Methodist church. Rev. Dr. G.
j C- R""'n. pastor. Sunday school at
j ''30 a' ,n" scrmo" ,lt 1 1 m - nt 8
j p. m., Ivy the pastor. This will be the
j )ilst Sunday of the conference ycarat this
church and the mcmliers of the congrega
tion are all requested to lie present at the
Rcv. Father Francis, O. S. B., is in the
i city ; and will conduct services at St
1 Laurence's Catholic church on Haywood
street, this morning nt 1 1 o'clock.
Chariced With Rape.
James Rogers, a white man, residing in
Iyeicester township, was lodged in jail
here yesterday afternoon, charged with
having committed an outrageous assault
uHn the person of one Mrs. Pressley,
also living in the same township, on
, luesday morning last. Kogcrs was
committed by a magistrate, and will be
tried at the approaching term of the
: criminal court.
j a Ladles' Meetlnit.
I The ladies of Trinity Parish are re-
j quest! to meet at the corner of Char-
lotte and Chestnut streets, at 3.30
' o'clock, p. m., on Wednesday October 2.
MR. M'INTIRE'S MULE.
HOW A MADISON ROGI'E GOT
AWAY WITH A BUTCHER.
A Trade by Which Mclntire Lost
Forty. fl-ve Dollars In clean, Cold
Cash Ramsay stole the Mule
That He Swapped.
Mr. P. C.
Mclntire is out forty-five
And the way it happened came about
in this wise:
Friday afternoon he traded a black
horse for a mule, and the "boot" he gave
in the swap corresponded with the
amount mentioned above.
To-(fay he has neither mule nor $45,
but he has the horse, and the "horse" is
on him by a large majority.
He was taken in by one W.G. Ramsay,
who hailed from Bull Run, in Madison
county. It is alleged that he stole the
mule he traded to Mclntire from Jim
Ramsay. The latter came to town yes
terday and got his mule, but he didn't
give Mr. Mclntire any $45. Not much.
Later in the day Mclntire's horse was
brought to town by a party who found
it tied to a tree in Mr. J. E. Reed's corn
field near the city, and delivered the an
imal over to its rightful owner.
But Ramsay, W. G., had sloped, and is
still sloping. At least that is the report
brought in last night by Bunk Mclntire,
who went in pursuit of the rogue early
in the day. He is wanted and wanted
bad, and Mr. Mclntire said to a reporter
last evening that he would give $500 to
catch the man who had "worked him"
out of his hard earned wealth.
But Ramsay is non est, and Mclntire's
purse is $45 lighter than it was before he
met the man from Madison.
A Notable Coming Sale.
An advertisement appears in this issue
calculated to attract unusual attention ;
for it offers an oportunity to those in
quest of beautiful sites for homes to be
come possessed of joint ownership of the
bewitchingly charming prosjiects ol
tained from Richmond Hill. That hill
every citizen of Asheville knows, and
every visitor has been taught to know it;
lor it is so unique in its charms, so rich
and rare in combination of all the attri
butes of the perfect landscape, that to
have come to Asheville nnd then gone
awav without seeing Kichmond Mill
were to have gone to New York with
out seeing Central Park, or to come
down to the stereotyped illustration, to
have seen the play of Hamlet jierformed
with the part of Hamlet omitted. And
in fact, from the peculiar position of that
eminence and its contiguous grounds,
there is a peculiar significance ol outlook.
There is mountain and vale and forest
and field, and here and there, far and
near, glimpses of the river in little lake
like pictures, adding that feature and
charm so generally deficient in the South
ern landsca)e. Truly, the opportunity
offered is a rare one; for while there is
river and mountain and valley in gener
ous distribution, it is here at this sjiecial
spot that nature has been most generous
and most tasteful in her combinations
and distributions. But learn more from
the advertisement itself.
To Meet at Morrlstown, Tenn., on
This large and influential body of min
isters and laymen will meet in annual
session at Morristown, Tenn., next Wed
nesday morning at 10 o'clock. Bishop
A. W. Wilson, of Baltimore, will preside.
The conference numbers some two hun
dred and sixty memliers nnd it will be in
session about one week. (Juite a number
of delegates will go from this city, among
whom are Revs. G. C. Rankin, James
Atkins, jr., C. M. Bishop, W. M. Kerr and
J. S. Burnett, also Messrs. H. A. Gudger
and W. H. Penland. All in all the con
ference wilt lie an interesting gathering.
The V. M. C. A.
There will lie a meeting of the Board
of Directors of the Asheville V. M. C. A.
held at the residence ot Mr. H. T. Collins,
on Patton avenue, to-morrow evening at
8 o'clock. The new city secretary, Mr.
Anderson, has arrived, and wishes to
meet with the memliers of the Board at
once in ord-.-rto immediately begin work.
It is very important that a full attend
ance of the directors be had at the meet
ing to-morrow evening. The new rooms
of the Association on Patton avenue
will lie ready for occupancy at an early
Death of Mrs. Tlllet.
Mrs. W. F. Tillet, nee Miss Kate
Schoolfield, wife of Rev. W. F. Tillet, I).
D., of Vanderbilt I'niversity, nnd a
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H.
Schoolfield, of Danville, Va., and grand
daughter of Cnpt. and Mrs. H. C. France
of this city, died at the residence of her
father Friday morning. Mrs. France
and Mrs. K. F. Alexander left for Dan
ville on the noon train Friday.
A Special Term.
Owing to an unusually heavy docket,
the board of county commissioners will
be asked to call a special session of the
criminal court for Buncombe to be con
vened immediately after the adjournment
of the Bedcral court to be held here in
November. It is very probnble that the
commissioners will make the necessary
order for a special session as the request
will lie jointly made by the judge and
solicitor of the criminal court.
Off to College.
Our young friends Arthur Kankin, Eu
gene Bearden and James Ray left yester
day for Wofford College, at Spartan
burg, S C, where they will attend school
during the present session of that famous