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ASHEVILLE, N. C, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1889.
TRIAL OF I'D. BROWN
FOR THE JIIKIIKR OF COL,.
PAtiK Oft JVL.Y 14TH LAST.
. The Testimony tn the Cane an
Offered bv the prnsecullon An
Adjournment I ntll Monday Ho
cnuMe of an AbHent VHnen.
The circumstances of the clreuclt'nl trag
edy at Marion on the night of the 24th
ofjuly last, is too fresh in memory to
need recapitulation. The deed was coni-
. roitted in the darkness of the night, and
the slayer escaped without having lieen
identified. Subsccuently Edward Drown
surrendered himself, and has been held in
close confinement until the present term
of the Superior court, where he was
placed on trial, charged under a bill of
indictment duly found with the murder
of Roger J. I 'age.
We are indebted to a gentleman of
Marion for notes of the evidence so far
as, the trial has progressed. They would
have appeared in yesterday morning's
issue but the mail from the East was de
layed in its arrival here until near mid
night, and idlers by it were not accessi
ble until yesterday morning.
Makion, N. C, October 1 1.
The State introduced Charles Fowler,
who says, substantially : 1 was present
when Col. Page was killed on the rail
road track near the dep.il. He was in
company with Judge II ..clwood, Frank
Neal, a drummer, and a gentleman I did
not know. Col. Page was between the
tracks coming toward to-vn ; it was 12
o'clock at night; the e.ust hound train
liud passed: was twelve leet behind
. Page; a man run up from behind ami
shot Page; saw the flash of the pistol at
my left, and heard the report of the pis
tol; the man was on the side track; did
. not see the man's head, nor the pistol;
had a lantern in my hand ; thought there
was two shots. When the shots tired wc
ran across the track ; saw I'age fall when
the pistol fired; do not know what kind
of clothes he had on, nor whether he was
a white man or negro. I know Ed.
Brown; have known him ten years; saw
Brown at the depot, while we waited for
the train, talking to the telegraph opera
tor; saw no weapons; heard nothing
said about I'agc; met passengers at the
depot; did not notice Page get off; saw
the man run back towards the depot af-
x the firing; was 1(10 yards from the de
pot; was too dark to see the depot; be
fore train conic Iirown said, "The flash
of your light hurts my eyes." I'agc was
lying on his face. e turned mm over.
' The bullet entered the back of his neck.
He Wiis dead.
No cross examination.
John Yancey says: Was at the depot
the night Col' Page was killed, and saw
train oass: was on the west platform ol
' depot, facing the approach of train ; was
13 o'clock at night; saw Page get off
train . did not know who was witn mm
except Mr. Neal ; did not sec Brown at
the depot that night; was at my store ai
11 o'clock ; got sonic pistol cartridges;
was in bed at the time; got up; he was
sober; no one with him; went back to
my room, dressed and went to depot
had no particular business there; In
looked worried. I asked him what was
themattcr. Hesaid "that scoundrel Page
bad invaded the privacy of Dr. Butts'
family," and said "how can 1 ever look
an honest woman in the face again." Dr.
Butt married Brown's sister. Did not
say where Page was'; heard some rapid
firing; there was more than one shot;
went up the left track immediately ; met
no one on track ; never had heard any
threats from Brown; saw him most
every day before the shooting.
' Cross examined bv M. E. Carter: Dr.
Butt lives in town; did not see him that
day ; have sold Brown cartridges at all
hours, day and night.
J. H. Hemphill says: I am in the livery
business and coroner of the county : was
nt home in bed; heard two shots fired:
went down to where Page was lying
dead; saw Brown in town that day;
1 saw him last at sundown. He asked me
to have his horse taken out of the stable,
and hitch it near Burgin's store; told un
stable boy to take out the horse; do not
; remember which one; never heard any
conversation nbout deceased.
'i Cross examined by Capt. Carter:
That was a usual hitching place; Brown
hud asked me before to take his horse
out when he was going to leave town,
j: Ed. Conley savs: Was in Mr. Tate's
room that night in lied, got up and went
down to the railroad: saw Brown nt
dark in front of Tate's store; hnrl no talk
- with him; don't remember ever talking
'to Page; don't know ifthey werefriendlv;
saw Brown in jail niter tne Killing.
, . G. Nichols says: Was at home in
bed on that night;" saw Brownlhnt even
ing on the streets: know nothing about
the killing; heard it next duy; heard no
: horses running that night: did not try
to reconcile Brown and Page.
gDr. M. F. Morphew suys: Saw Brown
at my drug store on the day of I he kill
ing ; had some talk about this matter;
said Page was accused of invading the
privacy of Dr. Butt's family ; wasgreatly
troubled ; the substance was that Page
has used any undue influence with Butt's
wife; he was sober; it was at 2 o'clock;
.do not know who introduced the subject;
. talked with Mrs. Butt and Col. Page;
Mrs. Butt asked us to go to Col. Page
and ask for her letters; don't know if
' .Brown knew it; he was very sad and in
Srent trouble; did not see him for ten
nvi after: Puge was a married man;
had been here six months; was editor of
, Nnt cross examined.
1). N. Lanon savs: Was at depot on
j that night; had no business there; went
; .it 11 u'clock: went with Zcb Vance-; he
T did not go off on train; saw Brown at
depot in front of ticket office at 11.30
.;' o'clock; can't say how he was dressed;
! was standing onlast platform when train
t moved off; heard two or three shots;
,rttt un to where Paire was killed: met
' a little bov who said Page was shot; it
' v.-as starlight ; heard no horses go off;
never heard anything; had no money in
.' mv safe to be used by the defendants,
? i russ examined bv Capt. Carter.
Was not unusual for the boys to go to
' hr tniin at niiiht in summer time.
i Dr. B. A. Cheek savs: Wus not at de-
pot at the time of killing; was called in;
t Page was dead ; he was shot in the back
of the neck; probed with finger in hole;
could not feel the ball ; neck was broken ;
' had not seen Brown that day; was
asleep at the time of killing; heard no
Cross examined by Capt. Carter.
- ? Therewas ouly one wound on the body
1 of Page.
W. H. Bobbitt says: Was at the de-
pot on that night; live in town; went
i there just as the train came up; was on
east end of tlie platform at time of shoot
ing; three or four shots; went to place;
met no one : saw no one cross the field ;
did not sec him that night; am town
marshal and am on the streets often ;
sent for coroner and doctor; saw Brown
at sundown; don't know how he was
dressed ; he was sober; never talked to
me about Page; he asked me if 1 had
heard the trouble in the family; did not
sav what trouble; Brown lives three
miles from town ; don t know il lie luui
No cross examination.
H. A. Tate savs: Was in bed at time
of shooting; heard shooting; went to de
pot ; saw Brown at 8 or 9 o'clock ; was
solier; bought cigars; had some before
that dav, and dav before; never men
tioned the matter to me; saw him next
on August 1 ; cross examined by M. tv.
Carter: not imusal lor in-own ro stay
out of town for ten days.
I. C. Brown savs: Am a cousin to de
fendant ; live in town; came in town at
me hour bv sun: saw linn that evening;
did not see him at night ; have heard
him refer to trouble; the substance was
as to the humiliation about the trouble
with Page and Butts' wife; he was much
depressed; did not say he would get re
venge; was not at my house; no cross-
George M. Cormiek says: Lived with
Capt. Brown 22nd July; am his miller;
have n family ; live one half mile from
Brown's; saw lid. on Monday morning;
had seen him at work a day or two be
fore ; did not see him the day after kill
ing; did not see his horse; did not see
him till he was in jail : don't know when ;
never heard him mention Page; cross-examined
by Capi Carter; was not at
('apt. Brown's for a week or two after
the killing; he could have been t'ncie all
C. A. Austell savs: Was at the depot
on the night of the Killing: had no busi
ness; often go; saw Ed. there: don't
know how he was dressed ; was on the
platform : saw Page get nil train; was
not looking for Page; heard the shots;
did not see killing ; it was dark; could
have seen the place had it been light;
met no one on track; saw no one m thc
field ; never heard Brown say anything
about Page: alter hring I started oft
no cross examination.
lid. Con lev recalled: Have seen Brown
with a pistol; it was before .lection.
Sam Yanci.v called and failed ; uistaiita
I. G. Neal savs: Was not at depot
that night; live 150 yards from depot;
was nsleen: sonic one cameand Hollered
I went down half an hour afterward :
Page was dead; made inquiries; did not
pursue; did next dav; sent telegrams
next day ; did not hunt for defendant it
eountv; inquest was held next morning;
defendant was not in tow ; nr. mm
was in town; did not see Capt. Brown
in town; never had seen Ed. with a pis
tol ; do not know of the feeling between
Paire and defendant; had not heard tvd
say anything; saw Ed. in town that
evening: had conversation with Col.
Page, not with lid. ; warrant was not
placed in my hands ; no cross-examina
Peter McKesson, colored says: Was
in town at time in livery business; wus
at depot ; was not at depot when train
came: went bv the bridge; did not meet
anyone; did not see Brown there; knew
him ten years; points him out; saw Page
after he was Head ; saw i nancy i-owici
and Frank Neal; Mr. Neal says hold up
till train passed ; was in the crowd : all
stopped : was near Page when shooting
occurred ; was near Cluirlcv ; was lichind
Page; lumped over the track; shot was
about ten leet from me. to tne leit; saw
the bulk of a man; it wasdark; the shot:
frightened me; do not know who did
the shooting: I was getting out of the
wav: did u.)t see the man run; I fed
horse that night; left him in the stable-
did not take him out; no cross-examiua
Mr. Blanton says: Was at home ii
bed that night; saw Brown thelattc
part of the week before the killing, be
was depressed ; and said, he thought that
rnee ought to be killed ana mat or.
Butt ought to do it ; that he told him to
let the law take its course ; on tne even
ing before the killing something on the
same line. 1 he talk was in my otnee
no one else heard it ; it was three o'clock
in the evening.
No cross examination.
I. C. MeCurrv savs: Never heard
Bi own say anything about Page before
the killing; was at home in bed; know-
nothing about the matter.
No cross examination.
1. L. McKcv savs: Know Pace and
Brown; saw Brown that evening; live
near hall mile from depot; was nsleei
did not get up; heard a horse pass nbout
five minutes after the firing; my wite
awoke me; the horse was going past in
irullop in the direction of Capt. Brown's
horse was going from direction of the
Cross examination by Capt, Carter:
The road leads to other places besides
Capt. Brows; hundreds of people live
out that way ; have beard horses go that
. L. Fmlev savs: Am a constable;
was at home that night ; Brown came to
me in the Registers on the 1st of August.
I told him 1 had a warrant for him ; got
the warrant from Tate; Col. Sinclair
had me to issue the warrant; he is now
counsel for Blown; don't know if he was
there ; it was an hour after I got tne
warrant lie came tc me in the Register s
office ; the warrant was taken out that
he might surrender; no witnesses sum
moned ; he waived a preliminary hearing,
and was committed to jail; knew Page,
had been here five or six months; Brown
had n pistol in his pocket that day.
Cross examined bv tapt. carter:
Warrant was taken out on personal in
formation ; n. was an arrangement tnat
he might surrender and stand Ins trial.
1. L. Morgan savs: Was not nt depot
that night; saw Brown that day; never
saw him with pistol since '87; was in my
factory that day with Neal and Kanipi;
all took a driiik about 3 o'clock; saw
him at six o'clock ; sold him a box of to
bacco; sent it to Lawson's store; did not
hear of killing till next day.
No cross examination.
W. A. Elliott says: Was in town that
day; was at home that night; saw
Brown at depot that evening; saw
Brown tnke something out of one pocket
and put it in another; don't know what
it was : Paec was going to Round Knob ;
some bov called mv attention to it ; de-
I fendnnt was some distance from the de
pot, between two iracKs.n was aim
the train hud started ; saw him on the
ground about middle of platform ; Page
was on train; never saw him with a pis
tol; never heard him say anything nbout
Cross examination by Capt. Carter:
Brown hod plenty time to kill Page be
fore train left; never saw anyone carry
pistol in coat pocket.
Re-direct : Don't know where he car
ried his pistol.
I. H. Kyle savs: Lives in town, 300
yards from depot ; was at home awake
that night ; heard the shots ; raised up
in bed ; heard three or four shots in the
direction of the train; four minutes ater
heard a shot in another direction; the
report was louder than the first; satin
window; saw some one walking back and
forth on street; heard a woman scream;
saw Mrs. Butt come towards the print-
ng office; she met a man and turned
jack with hiin: think it was Dr. Butt;
heard horses running liefore 1 came out,
going towards Capt. Brown's; did not
hear them pass my house; heard the
sound of their hoofs going towards the
ivery stables, 300 or 400 yards from tne
table, seemed to be two or three from
he sound ; saw one man and horse pass
mv House; was tinny leet irom mm;
was coming from towards Hemphill s
stable; did not know tne man; u was
lark: horse was going in a walk; the
ithers were in arun. Notcrossexamincd.
Bobbitt recalled : Saw Page leave on
train that evening; saw no weapon;
saw nothing pass from his pockets;
went to depot with defendant ; did not
tell me anything about any difficulty
that night; dclendant did not tell mm
what he was going to depot for.
Adjourned till morning.
Marion, N. C, Oetolier 12, 1889.
The Brown case was called this morn
ing : 1 he witness who was cniicnyester-
lay, not amieanng in court, ana xne
cnnifls haviuir been returned oy me
Sheriff not executed, on motion of the
Solicitor, his Honor continued the case
till Monday next, and ordered an alias
capias art testihcanrlum lor tne nosconu-
ini witness to anv and evcrv ciinty in
the State of North Carolina. His Honor
told the Solicitor that he would give him
ill the power ol the State to bring this
r anv other necessary witness to tne
r of the court, and issued an order to
that effect. His Honor also called up
the officer in charge of the jury and
unturned linn not to talk to the jury
upon any subject whatever, except as to
their comfort, and not to allow any
ommunication to reach them. Con
siderable excitement prevails.
FAITHFUL t'PiTO DEATH,
The RelallonHhIp netween Slave
and nattier in the Mouth.
In a recent issue of the True Index, ol
Warrenton, Va., there is a touching trib
ute to an old family servant, Wilhelmina
lidmonds, who, tor more than htty years
was a nurse in the family 01 Mr. n.
Turner, of The Plains, in Fauquicrcounty.
The record ol her ble-long fidelity is
simply but affectingly sketched m the
notice ol her death, and we reproduce 11
in another column, because it illustrates
in a siminl manner the relations which
existed in the South in former times be
tween trusted servants and the families
in which thev were born and passed all
their lives. The story is familiar as a
thrice-told tale to Southern people who
lived under the old regime, and from Vir-
.... - . I 1. 1..
guna to Louisiana mere is pruuuuiy i
a lam ily in which slaves were formerly
owned tljat did not number among them
some faithful servitor whose devotion
ind lovaltv would have done honor to
anv sphere. The relation, in fact, was
not so much that of master und servant
as that of protector and friend, and many
thousaiMls of Soutnern men unu women
still recall with warm and sincere aflec-
linn the colored servants who guarded
their infancy and early youth with as
much tenderness and constancy as n tncy
had lieen their own offspring, and who
lollowcd them through after years with
sincere Dride in their successes, and
genuine sympathy in their sorrows. Sir
Walter &eoti nas given us many smiting
pictures of the loyalty of the Scotch
clansman to his chief, but Scotch fidelity
never surpassed that of thousands ol
these humble slaves, who in time of war
stood firm in the face of the strongest
temptations, and. uushaken by the daz
zling allurements of freedom or change in
circumstances, followed the fortunes ol
the family "tothe'dst gasp witn truin
and lovaltv." Thomas Nelson Page,
Joel Chandler Harris and other wj-iters
ol that section nave rccognizeu in men
4orip ni' Southern life the wonderful de
votion and self-abnegation displayed by
the family servants both during and after
the war. and a South Carolina lady has
written a little volume in which she com
memorates the rare fidelity of an old col
ored major-domo, who, through all the
four years of struggle, was the protector
of the defenseless women left in his care,
and who in the desolation that followed
the conflict exhibited a delicacy and
irentle. untaught chivalry in every way
worthy of honor and gratelul remem
brance". The unaffected recital of the
virtues of the old servant, whose remains
lier foster children have lust laid rever
ently to rest near those of Iter ld mis
tress in the family grave-yard at kiiiiock
is but another instance of the sincere
affection which existed and stillexists in
the South between those who were once
musters und slaves, but lor whom friend
shin and loval service had substituted
the bonds 01 obligation auu uivt miT
liefore the negroes had been made free by
lorce of the bayonet. Such alienation as
has taken place of late years has been
directly the result of the work ol vicious
noliiical imitators, who for purely selfish
purposes have attempted to ai ray the
two races in antagonism, it this pouti
i-.-il messnre were removed, and the col
ored race suffered to live unexcited and
undisturbed by the interested partisans
n.lin to use it for their own purposes
the old friendly relations would soon be
re-established, and we should near nom
ine of iniustice on one side or of bad feci-
bur on the other. Fidelitv is too rare a
virtue to be suffered to disappear if it
can be kept alive by cherishing the spirit
uhieli fed its flame. The Southern slave
showed that he possessed what is the
noblest ornament of a freeman, and the
loyalty to duty which converted the
..r.nni into n friimd mav vet with en
couragement transform the colored citi
zen in the South froirf a political enemy
to a trusted and respected al.y.
At Cincinnati St. Louis-Cincinnati
rTn.n. nnt nlnvrd Ofl flCCOUIll Of TOlll.
At Pliilnrtebihin Baltimore 7, Athletic
At Louisville Kansas City -i, Louis-
At Columbus Columbus 7, Broooklyn
The weather To-nav.
Washington, Oetolier 12. Indications
for North Carolina. Fair: followed in
eastern Carolina by light rain; cooler ex
cent stationary temperature; coasi
i , . . - , " . , i ,.
Winos occunung huihi-w"!-!.
The News-Observer says there
thirty-two students in the Agricultural
and Mechanical College. There were
forty applicants, but some failed to pass
the examination required.
Bond offerings vesterday aggregated
$119,500, all accepted at 1.27 tor tour
per cents, and 1.05 for four and a
GERMANY AND RUSSIA.
BISMARCK AND THE CZAR TO
The Chancellor Keada of Peace,
and It In Thought the Czar'H
ViHlt will Increase cordlalltv
Between the two Power.
CjipyriKht 1XMU. N. Y. Associuted I'ross.
Rkki.in. October 12. Prince Bismarck
will have unother conference with the
Czar to-morrow or Monday morning.
Yesterday's conference was chiefly occu-
.il 1 P.;&tnni-.lr ill readinir to the Czar
HiA.t.n.nnrliin, . 1M flic 11 1 111 S of tin- Km.
iti;..,. n( pop The fY.n-t
terms of the memoranda have not been
-1 : . i i i,.,i .r,,;nirii.;.-il hints throni'li
k. r,',M offi iicr,TPst that the chnn-
cellor tried to convince the Czar that the
alliance was non-aggressive, and directed
toward resolution of the objects of the
Berlin treaty; that Germany was es-
luviullv interested in the preservation of
pence: and, as a final and expressive
stroke, that all the great powers, except
ing France, were united to prevent or
shorten a European conflict. The Czar's
subsequent friendly, and even affable de
.....o,..,r t..u.'111-ri iviii.-rllkiniin-kSnroved
that he took the chancellor's exposition
with irood natured courtesy; yet if a
semi-official note inspired in the Ham
burg correspondence be true, Prince Bis
marck must have implicitly menaced the
Czar with arguments based upon the ex
plicit engagements of England and Turkey
to support the tripplc alliance. Thepres-
' . . .i-'i' i . .......
neeof an linglish sipiadron at Kiel was
meant to impress upon the C.ar the fact
line bsh co-operation, uist as l-.mperur
Ilium's visit to Constantinople marks
he absorption of l urkey into the peace
league. Bismarck is represented as ad
ising the Czar that, in view ol this co
ition, what Russia had best to do, if
i accent the policvof conciliation, recog-
ze Prince Ferdinand as the ruler of Bul-
;nria, and other great pnwersin effecting
permanent pence program that will ul
timately result ill decreased armaments,
md increase the prosperity 01 tne ouier-
t people. 1 lie chancellor s fidelity to-
ard Austria is not now doubted
i. , ,.n;,.;l , imimHinielv anon
is return here Thursday Prince Bis-
i..l n,.. inatmlinti emhnssn-
lor. Articles published in the official
hcndoost and Fremdenblatt on the fol-
owing day express a supreme confidence
that nothing will be done.
i u,., i; ro mLinihii mutual ties,
fi, i.v..,,i,.,,',lKl.,ii hoiwa tlnii the ineetitiir
ill have weighty consequences, remove
isunderstanding about the objects of
,i ,iii;..,i ivuvrre ntiH inrliii-r the Czar to
issist in giving liurojie a sense of jK-rina-
nent security. The official press here re-
ains silent on the probable results un-
td the Czar's departure.
The National Gazette records the im-
nression ol the highest circles that the
...ill ;,ir,.!isH ilm .-ordinlitv of rela-
ions lietwcenthe two monarchs without
iltering the political situation.
THE CRONIN TRIAL.
AttemntH Have Been Made to
Pack the Jury.
Ciiicaco, October 12. Jud;, . McCon-
ncll commenced his court nt the ap-
. . . . , ... . ,.,...a
pointed tune this afternoon to proceed
with the Cronin trial; but immediately
adjourned until Monday. He announced
that the State's attorney had declared
that the case could not be proceeded
with to-day without injury to public in
Judge Horton issued a venire lor a spe-
nl grand iury, returnable nt 12,30 p. m
to investigate the attempts at jury fix
inn in connection with the Cronin trial
hx-Mayor Rochcrs is among the grand
turymen, and will be foreman ol tne
A. Hawks and Mark hoiomon, crinu-
nl court bnilms. are under arrest cllarir
.i with .nrlii.Mi the Trunin iurv. The
st suspicion of tins tact was the luiiurc
ot the men to report tor duty this mom-
UmlM. iilnmirv 1 .oMi.nerker's o ice
yesterday, and had not lieen seen since,
Their absence is due to tne lact tnat tney
were taken to the Northside hotel by
several detectives, and have been kept
there in close surveuancc. i wo men
ve lieen discovered in attempting to
udire McConnell s court, and to in-
struct those favorable to the prisoners
how to answer the questions ot the
Stale's attorney in order to lie retained
The bailiffs in custody have not at any
time been engaged in summoning jurors
for trial, and it has not lieen known that
ncy nau any cijiiuccliou nun m. "'
THEIR TIN WEDDINU.
and Mrs. Ambrose Celebrate
to the Death.
Kansas City, October 12. A siicciul
to the Times from St. Joseph, Mo. says:
For a week Mr. and Mrs. Kieliarn j.
1J1.ro., lw.v, been missimr. but their
absence attracted noparticularattcntion
unti Thursday, when Ambroses nan
nr,l.r. hv whom the latter was em-
oloved. attempted to find him. Upon
entering the rooms in the tenement where
Amhrose and wile liven, a nor. i io-
cle was presented. Mrs. Ambrose lay
dead on a straw pallet on the floor, and
in a corner of the room lay tne nusunnn
in the final stages of delirium tremens.
The body ol the woman was turned over
to the coroner, and Ambrose was taken
to the hospital. The physicians say he
will die. A week ago last Thursday.
Mrs. Ambrose informed her neighbors
nired to celcbratethe event in "grand
stvle" as she expressed it. Ambrose laid
ina stock of whiskey, and ne and nis
wile celebrated the marriage anniversary
bv ilr nk hnr keeping it up whenever thev
wote frlSn their drunken stupor, fV
ten days. During the week succeeding,
neither ot them ate but little.
The neur 11 borsol tncunioriunaiecoupie
. ". .l-.vi i Mr. A,.,hro .,;
the habit of getting drunk for ten dnys
at a time about every two months.
They would lock themselves in tneir
rrmariatTl.l ,,JZ? ZTZ
uciuiKim imj ......,-...- , - - ,
iw nn d to be verv lono oi eacn otner.
The coroner's jury brought in a vcrdiet
that Mrs. Ambrose died ot alcoholism
BlHhop Lyman's Health.
We are glad to learn through a letter
received here by the Rev. Dr. Buel, that
4l,,rr hns lieen a mauifest improvement
h.lth of thr above named divine.
and that it was hoped he would be able W. H. Penland, T. J. Hargan, R. U. Gar
o i,ve his room in a few days. Our rett, 1. H. Weaver, H. D. Child, J. S. Ad-
:r. .:..- ; mnrr hut mo far satis-
THE WEAVERVILI.G MEKTING
itiiHineHH vieldH i and Hospitality
and Education take the Field.
Iiditor Citizen : Your delegate to the
railroad meeting at Weaverville had a
most delightful time, especially enjoying
the company of himself and charmed by
the beautiful scenery which surroundsthe
town as a panorama up and down the
vnllcv of Recms creek.
His whole soul was enthused both by
the interesting companionship referred to
and by the grand view of old Craggy,
and thus was sufficiently filled with elec
tricity, as he supposed, to build the pro-
nosed railiond forthwith. But, unfortii'
nntelv. on his arrival he found that the
meeting was postponed, and his good in
tent ions were thwarted.
Nothing daunted, however, he looked
around for other fields of pleasure, nor
did he have far to go. The good people,
ever famous for hospitality, opened wide
their generous hearts to receive him, and
many a handshake made him feel that he
was at home indeed
Most fortunately a meeting of a Sun
day school convention was in session at
the Reems creek Methodist church, in
front of which a rustic table, bountifully
laden with good and substantial viands,
was surrounded with happy jieople, men
and women, boys and girls, and very
quickly the weary traveler was restored
to his pristine vigor ami beauty.
The repast being ended the company
entered the church and were edified by
some excellent and practical speeches on
Sunday school work, its methods, "The
I'c. tiinl Aliuui. of lesson Mi-Ins. in which
I'se and Abuse of Lesson Helps," ill whicli
liscussion Messsis. J. K. lluliose, H. i..
King. I:. II. Weaver, Rev. A. A. I'enland
and others took a prominent and inter
It was especially noted by your corres
pondent that political candidates, who
oftentimes run a Sunday school meeting,
were conspicuously absent, and thus the
discussion did not wander from the ques
tion at issue, as it sometimes has a ten
dency to do.
Your correspondent especially was
pleased to note tne excellent condition oi
the roads in Rcemsereek township, which
he was in a condition to appreciate and
approve after passing over "the Bun
combe tin npike" for three miles north ol
the growing, nourishing, popular city 01
Asncviue. n tnese gooo iieopie 01 kccius
creek can, even with the disadvantage of
the present bad law, make good roads,
why must we submit, wccie alter wcck,
year after year, to this intolerable mil-
sauce? There is a fault somewhere, gen
ncmen. iei. us eMnii.umuK unm n
is located upon the one responsible lor it
and have it amended.
no more ueauinui xxuuu mu nmnu
in ijuncuiuuc, uuu mai ir. ouiiuicui pl
saying m America, man tne upiier poi-
tl()n Reems creek, and this iiciigntiui
October day served to bring out its beau
ties and intensify their enjoyment, bv
ervthiiig combined to make t lie scene in
tcrcsting, ana your correspouueui win
not object to being again invited to
Weaverville electrical railwav postponed
convention, if it results in affording him
a day of such unmixed pleasure. P.
Death of MrH. Kate H. Tlllet.
This lady had a wide circle of friends in
this as well ns adjoining States, who
were puiueu auu sauueueu uv nci un
timely death, in Danville, Va., on the
30th of September last. She died at the
were pained and saddened by her tin-
house of her father, Mr. John II. School
field. Mrs. Tillet was the wife of the
Rev. W. F. Tillett, dean of the faculty of
Vanderbilt University, and was married
on Novcmlier 15, 1888, leaving Danville
at once for her new home in Nashville.
She was a lady good in evcrv sense of
the word, humbly pious, and a model
christian in relation to her God and her
and there was the constant menace of
her earlv death ; a death which, dear
, earth'lv happiness, she did not
mons with patient submission and ra-
We w()ui, K miKh pleased it the au-
..... fiT . ,- ,lt nt thc
1 1 ..ril-M. ct...4 nn 41, n,.i-4h cill..
ol Chestnut, and illuminate what are
now regions of darkness. Thc tower
lights throw athwart the sky, a very bril
liant, but a very tantalizing light,
light that wastes its brightness in
thc U,pei. .,jr
The lower stratum, in
the shade of trees and houses, is in pitch
darkness. A light placed as we suggest
and pray for, for general, not sfiecial
good, would make plain sailing at night,
it beacon that would flash its guiding
ravs the whole length of Bridge street
rinwn to Woorifin. and down Chestnut
Merrimon avenue in one direction,
' , - ,.un,..
and beyond Charlotte street in the other.
Please let us have that light.
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A somewhat unexpected, but certainly
a very convenient, use of the electric ears
jlas KCI1 fOUnd by the frequenters of pul-
entcrtainmeiits. The converging point
" " "J
ol the three cars that run from the depot
and up twiuin main sireei, up i uum
nveul. from Mclke's.aiul up North Main
. l)oublc(, is jn tnmt of thc
"n" " J;
court house in which is the opera hall,
During the past two nights, during the
representation of the Little Tycoon, all
over ugoin , on", i..- v..v..o
are the cars in waiting, to lie filled with
ladies and others on their return home,
convenience and an accommoda-
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t.on greatly appreciated.
Rev. 1. F. Austin will preach nt North
it . , .i..b J
asncviue ems luo.i.u.g ..l ...
at Riverside at 7.4-j p. m.
At Central Methodist church : Sun-
d Khoo at 9.30 a. m., H. A
Ondr. superintendent. Preaching at
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1 1 it. " i"-" -
kin; preaching 7.4-5 by Rev. Sain
V. M. C. A
The following are the board of direct-
ors of the Ashcville Young Men's Chnst-
H. T. Collins, T. W. Tatton, H. A
Oudeer, I. E. Dickerson, P. P. Claxtou,
ams. I. A. Porter, W. H. Ballard, C
I Graham, E. T. Rhinehart
AT THE OPERA HOfSE.
A Itrllllant Amateur Performance
of the "Little Tycoon."
Last night's performance of the "Little
Tycoon" was, if possible, more of a suc
cess than that of the previous evening.
Though lacking the inspiration of so
large an audience as that of Friday
night, the whole performance moved with
a smoothness and snap such as one
ordinarily finds only in professionals.
Of Mrs. Martin's excellent manage
ment of the affair too much commenda
tion cannot be given. The universal
comment of appreciation and enjoyment
by all who heard itattest more than any
words to the remarkable success of her
undertaking. To the charms of the
young ladies from Wilmington who so
ably assisted Mrs. Martin, it is impossi
ble to do justice. It is needless to say
that those who have met them during
their short stay here have been com
pletely won by their many attractions,
and they will leave behind them many
warm friends and admirers.
Miss Annie de Rossett in the leading
character of Violet "The Little Tycoon"
is charming in every way. Her voice is
rich, and remarkably sweet. She sings
with much feeling utu! expression, and
when added to this is her beauty and
skill as an actress, there is little to be
desired in her performance of the part.
Her rendition of the two songs "Tell
.Vie Daisy" and "Thc Moon Song"
elicited rounds of deserved applause, and
she was encord severtd times. Miss
Amoret B. Cameron as Miss Hurricane,
displayed exquisite grace and a remarka
ble talent for acting, approaching many
of the best professionals in vivacity und
finish and far exceeding them in grace
and daiiiteness of expression. Her en
trance at the openingot the third act in the
Japanese dance is the embodiment ol
grace, and was received with great ap
plause. Miss Jean Cameron and Miss Carrie
Myers of Wilmington assisted m the
chorus, iierforming their parts grace
fully and skillfully, and showing thorough
drill and attention to their duties.
The balance of the cast was made up
Ashcville talent, most of it well known
to our readers.
Miss Addie Davidson as "Dolly Dim
pie" was bright, vivacious and sparkling.
The other young ladies of the chorus
were Miss C. K. Miller, Miss J. W. Mil
ler, Miss Ii. B. Pennimau, Miss Mary
Johnstone and Miss S. Garrison.
Mr. Dwight W. Bissell in the some
what diflicult part of Alvin Barry, ac
nuitted himself most creditably. His
voice is sweet and capable of much feel
ing and expression.
Mr. Herbert Price is too well known
to need much comment. Helms delighted
Asheville audiences several times before
with his clever acting. His rendering
of the part of General Knickerbocker was
admirable, and quite equal to, if not su
perior to anything he has given us hith
Mr. Thos. A. Jones as Rufus Ready
won for himself most complimentary
comment, and deservedly so. His fine
bass voice added much to the music, and
as an actor Mr. Jones is excellent. His
local hits and impromptu verses in his
topical song, "It Will Always Pan Out,'
were remarkably clever and witty and
were greeted with storms of applause
bringing him forward several times,
when he was always found' ready with
Dr. J. Duncan McKim, of Baltimore, as
Lord Dolphin, and Mr. Arthur Steele
Child as Teddy the valet, proved quite a
success and were always received with
roars of laughter.
The gentlemen of the chorus were Dr
Charles li. Hilliard, Mr. T. S. McBce
Mr. I). C. Wnddelljr., Mr. Fred. A. Hull
Mr. John A. Campbell, Mr. B. M. Jones,
Mr. C. W. Murphey, and Mr. Job
This ofK-retta is too well known to en
ter into a detailed description of an
scenes. The third act, the Japancsedance
the entrance of "Sham," the "Great Ty
coon of Japan," etc., was most effective
The costumes and the stage settings
were gorgeous in coloring, making
most striking picture.
During this act, much to thc enjoy
ment of the younger memliers of the au
dience and many of the older ones, M
Thos. McBec introduced n dance with
To Mrs. Martin and her young lad
crnests from Wilmington, and to the
young people of Asheville who partici
natcd. we have been indebted for tw
most delightful entertainments that will
long lc remembered.
Alliance Meelings and PIcuIcm.
The Alliance is making good use of this
fine October weather, holding picnics
and meetings, and keeping the people in
pleasant humor. Friday there was agrcat
Alliance meeting at Black Mountain sta
tion, at which Col. T. B.Long and others
spoke. The same day, on Fewfound, there
was another, combined with o Sunday-
school celebration. Pleasant und instruc
tive remarks were made by Major Black
well, Mr. J. W. Nash, and Revs. T. L,
Terrell and R. H. Penland.
Yesterday there was a notable gather
ing at West's Chapel, very largely at
tended, and having the aspect of a fair,
with its rich display of agricultural pro
ducts, fruits, and the handiwork of the
ludies. Speeches were made by Col. T,
B. Long, Mr. J. B. Freeman, Hon. T. D.
lohnston and others.
At all these places there was abundance
of good cheer, and of innocent eiqoy-
Warm and dusty yesterday, but with
the hopeful prospect of rain in the near
THE TENTH DAY'S PROCEED-
IN;et OF THE RUDY,
The Committee on Amendment)
to the Constitution Present au
InlereHtiuic Paperand a Number
Nkw Yohk. Oetolier 12 The tenth
ays' session of the Protestant Episcapal
convention was opened this morning
ilh regular service conducted by the
Uev. Nathaniel Harding of the East
urolina diocese, assisted bv bishop
eely of Maine. There was compara-
velv a small attendance. Dr. Dix pre-
ided. A number of members were absent
St. Thomas, church attending the
ouseeration ot Kev. W in. Andrew
Lcoiiuid, the new bishop ol Ohio. The
use was called to order at 10.10. Thc
v. W. Pnttock secretary of the house
if bishops, presented several messages
rom the upier house, proposing changes
n the praver book. Kcfcncd to the
ommittce in charge of the prayer book.
Dr. Elliott of the committee on amend
ments to the constitution read a long
nd interesting paper, and presented the
iollowing resolutions us the results of
Resolved, the house of bishops concern-
ng, that thc following change be made
irlicle nine ot the constitution, and
hat the proposed alteration he made
nown to i lie diocesan convention that
le same mav be adopted in the next
,'cncral convention in accordance with
ic provisions of article nine of the con-
titution. Ihc change words a ma-
iritv" in line second "two-thirds, ' so
int it shall read us follows: Thisconsti-
ulioii shall be unalterable unles, ill
'eneral convention bv the church m
wo-thirds ol the dioceses which may
avc adopted the same, etc.
Resolved, the house ot bishops concur
ng, that the following change Ik made
n Article 8 of the constitution, and that
he proposed alteration lie made known
to the several diocesan conventions in Dr
ier that the same may be adopted m the
nsumg general convention, namely:
Change the word "majority in two
laces to "two thirds and add the
words "provided that this amendment
hall lake effect alter the general conven
tion of 1801.."
Kev. Mr. Converse, of Massachusetts,
ircsented the report of thc committee on
he state ot the church, recommending
increased interest on the part of the
luircli in raising a pension fund for aged
lei gvmen. Placed on next week's calen-
After thanking the committee on revis
ion ol the hvinnal, Dr. Huntington moved
that the order of the day, the report of
he committee on liturgical revision, be
iken up. This was agreed to, and then
a deputy desired that the report of the
minority Ik- read.
Alter a long discussion it was resolved
that the minority ot the committee
should be permitted to read their report
to the house. The announcement ot the
result of the vote was received with some
ipplausc, whereupon the president said
that a standing rule of the house pro
vided that there should be no applause.
The report ol thc minority ot the com
mittee on liturgical revision was then
read by Rev. W. J. Gold. It concludes
with the following resolution :
Resolved, that the revision ol the
prayer book be brought to an end with
he present session ol the generaiconvcn-
tion with thc ratification of such propo
sitions. The house then adjourned.
THK PVBI.IC m il.DIMti
Making Haute Slowly, and the
lieuluiiliiu In Sight.
We are indebted to the Hon. H. G. Ew-
art for the use of the following official
letter explanatory of the delays in thc
beginning of the work on the public
building here. Certainly our representa
tive has not been wanting in diligence in
serving his constituents in this matter,
and wc thank him for the active interest
he has taken. But there is a serious
fault somewhere. "The summer is over,
the harvest is past," and our courthouse
is not begun :
Office of thc Supervising Architect,
Washington, D. C. October 9,1880.)
Hon. H. G. Iiwart, Asheville, N. C,
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge
the receipt of your letter of the 5th inst.
in relation to the delav in the commence
ment of work on the public building at
Asheville, N. C, and to advise you m re
ply that the title papers to the property
selected for a site were not approved by
the Honorable Attorney lneral until
March 1st. 1880.
As soon thereafter as the accumulation
of work in this office would permit,
plans were prepared with a view of
letting the entire work under one con
tract, and I expect to place the work on
the market next month.
J as." II. Windkim,
Till- THKKK CM RAILROAD.
The Contract Awarded From Ma
We are informed by a friend direct from
Marion that the C. C. C. railroad has
awarded to Mr. P. V. Dickinson the
contract to build their line from Ruther-
fordton to Marion, the same to be com
pleted within ten months from date of
contract. Our informant also stntesthat
that portion of the line from Marion to
the Tennessee line will be let within a fort
night, anil he thinks the same party will
be the successful comiietitor for this
Mr. Dickinson is a resident of New
York, and well and favorably known as
a railroad man, having, among others,
built the whole of the Air Line railroad
from Charlotte to Atlanta.
The Citizkk congratulates its friends
in Marion upon the prospect of an early
completion of this important connection,
and the Richmond and Danville railroad
upon securing another feeder which,
through its ramifications will spread
additional prosperity tnrougnout tne
A Called MeetluK.
An important meeting of the Flower
Mission will be held at Mrs. Sawyer's
Monday, at four o'clock. All of the ladies
are earnestly requested to be present.
The Rev. Mr. Hoffman, formerly well
known here as a theological student, is
I in the city on a brief visit.