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30,000 MAJORITY.
The Leirlslnture Lamely Demo
cratic Every Section ofthc state
Turns Aitniust tlie Would-be Ke
publicnulzer of the South.
St.u'NTox, Va., November!!. Augusta,
Rockbridge, Rockingham, A llt"irli;my .
Bath and Shenandoah counties, tin- heart
of the white district, give McKinney a
combined majority of 4, 200. Thcsesame
counties in 1888 gave Cleveland (U(i ma
jority. WlNCHIisTKR, Va.. November (i. Fred
criek county officially gives McKinney
1 ,21)8 majority, a gain of 27. Silver,
dem,, lor the legislature, has 1,193 ma
jority. Hakkisunih'KR, Va., November G. The
official figures for this county show Me
Kinncy's majority to be 788, a gain of
1 ,O0S. Lurty, for attorney general, leads
Mahone over UK).
Lhxinoton, Va., November 0. Full re
turns from this, Rockbridge, county give
the democratic State tickctftftOmujorily,
a gain of 580 over the presidential vote
of 1888. A democratic senator and two
members of the general assembly are
elected by 500 majority.
Richmond, Va., November ti. The re
publicans have elected 24- members of the
house of delegates, with five counties to
be heard from, ami eleven members of
the Senate with two districts to hear
Attempted Assassination.
Danvim.k, Va.. November (i. Pittsyl
vania county gives McKinney l.HO ma
jority, exclusive of Danville and North
'Danville; Halifax county 2.305, Franklin
county 1,050.
The people of South Boston, Halifax
county, arc still terribly excited over the
attempted assassination yesterday of
Hon. R. R.Noblin nr.d others by negroes,
who fired upon the pat ty from ambush.
Noblin was shot in the eye, and Julian
Chuppcll was also shot, but not se
riously. Three negroes have been attested and
were brought here to-night for safe
Thirty Thousand Majority,
Richmond, Va., November (i. Out of
100 counties in this State seventy-nine
have been heard from. Out of fourteen
cities returns have been received from
nine. livery city and county shows a
gain for McKinney over the vote of 1888.
Thus far the Democrats have elected sev
enty members to the house of delegates
and twenty-nine to the senate. The last
legislature stood: House, sixty-three
democrats, thirty-seven republicans: sen
ate, twenty-six democrats, fourteen re
publicans. The latest estimate of Un
vote gives McKinney 30,000 majority.
II Will be Re-orxaulzed at Once
on a New Basis.
Nkw Yokk, Novemlier G. The com
mittee appointed at the last meeting of
tie certificate holders of the cotton oil
trust to examine into its affairs and sug
gest a method lor changing the trust into
a corporate concern, met this afternoon,
F. 1'. Aleott presiding. The report
presented and adopted after considerable
discussion was on basis of changing
the present certificates into stock, which
would be assured by the deposit of all
securities owned by the trust with a
central trust company. The new stock
will consist of $27,000,000, $15,000,
(tOO, H per cent, preferred stock. The
committee reported, that through errors
of judgment, a loss of $270,1 10 had lieen
charged off on the books of theeompany.
The rcportofthe committeeof trustees tor
the fiscal year ending August it, 188!),
was found to be correct.
The extraordinary loss of $270,110 is
accounted for by the fact, that the presi
dent and treasurer of the trust had, for
the purpose, as they state, of maintain
ing and strengthening the credit of the
concern, used its funds in supporting the
price of certificates. these transactions
entailed the loss of over half milli n dol
lars. Flagler, president, contributed
S150.000, and J. (). Morse, treasurer,
$100,000 toward making up th.- de
ficiency. Theeompany will be reorgan
ized on the phut recommended by the
Republicans Make Larue Gains
In the I.eiclHiature.
Hai.timokh, November (. The legisla
ture will certainly lie Democratic, and the
returns show that there were some sur
prises and changes. The legislature is
composed of 117 members, twenty-six in
the senate and ninety-one in the house of
delegates. In the last senate there were
twentv-two democrats and lour republi
cans; in the house seventy-one democrats
and twenty republicans. One-half of the
number of senators sire hold-overs. New
senators were elected in one district of
Baltimore and in twelve counties. The
new legislature will, from the latest re
turns, stand : Senate, eighteen democrats
and eight republicans, a gain of four re
publicans; house, fifty-fivedemocratsand
thirty-six republicans, a gain of sixteen
republicans, and a total republican gain
of twenty in both houses. Thelcgislature
is still democratic, but by a reduced ma
Terrible Experience while Herd
ing cattle In a Know.
Dknvek, Col., November 4. One of the
results of the terrible blizzards which
. r1,.n,l,. nnA ttnrtfl-
ern New Mexico Thursday and Friday of
last ween, rencnea ncre lu-uny irom r
gom,.N. M. Thursday night, Henry Mil
ler, range foreman for Col. R. 0. Scad,
with several cowboys, enmped near Sier-
i-,.A 1 HOO heel enttle which
they were holding for the purpose of
loading in the cars. At 4 o'clock that
morning a bhzzaru irom uie norinwcsi
struch the nerci, driving ic i-umc to
ward the panhandle, Texas, the cowboys
being unable to hold them. The snow
wns so blinding that it made it impossi
ble to see fiftv feet ahead. Miller called
his men together and they started to fol
low the herd, and made an attempt to
keep them bunched so far os possible.
The men becuine separated on Friday
night. One ot them wandered into
Head's home ranch, half dead with cold
and hunger. He told his story, und the
rescuing party was immediately sent out,
and t noon the frozen bodies of Henry
Miller, Joe Martin and Charlie Jolly were
found lving on the open plains not tar
from Folsom. The other men succeeded
in finding their way to the camp before
Jjeing overcome wit h cold.
He is Making His way Out or the
London, November 6. Mackinnou.
head of the Einiii relief committee, has
received a dispatch from Henry M. Stan
ley, the explorer, which reads:
"I reached Albert Nyan.u from Hima
laya for the third time in fourteen days
and found out that Emir, and Jopson
had both been prisoners since the 18th
of August, 1888, being the (lav after I
made the discovery that Baudot's cara
van had been wrecked. Troops in the
equatorial province had revolted and
shaken off all allegiance. Shortly after
the Mahdists invaded the province in full
force. After the first battle in May the
stations yielded and a panic struck the
natives, who joi led the invaders anil as
sisted in the work of destruction.
"The invaders subsequently suffered
reverse and dispatched a steamer to
Khartoum for reinforcements. 1 found a
letter waitiugfor me near Albert Nyanza,
exposing the dangerous position of the
survivors and urging the immediate ne
cessity of m v anival before the end of
December, its otherwise it would be too
late. I arrived there on the 14lh of Jan
uary. "From the 14th of February to the 8th
of May I waited for the fugitives, and
left Albert Nvanza homeward hound. By
the route taken no hostile natives were
"Since we left Kabbargc we traveled
along the base of the snow range Rngcn
zori. Three sides of southern Nvanza, or
Nyunca of I'sougoro, which iscalled now
Albert Edward Nyanzn, are about 0,000
feet higher than the Albert Nvanza, hav
ing an exit at Semlike. which receives
over fifty streams from Kiigenozori, and
finally enters the Albert Nvanza, making
the Albert lidward the source of the
southwest branch of the White Nile, the
Victoria Nvanza being the source of the
southeast branch."
Mackinnou says the committee has
given orders thai supplies for Stanley be
hurried on to Mywapwa, and beyond
there if possible. Stanley is expected to
reach the coast ill January or February.
Business In I lie Grain Center Dur
ing; Yesterday's Session:
Chicaoo, November G. The specula
tive trade in wheat was credited to local
operators. There was no foreign news
to atVect the course of the market, and
local influences were the controlling
power. The opening was i sa' ic higher,
advanced 1 ic. more, then declined "sal-ac.,
advanced 'ya-'tc. and closed Ljc. higher
for December and ' ic. higher for May
than last Monday.
Corn ruled quiet a greater part of the
session, trailing being mainly local and
fluctuations narrow. The market opened
at about Monday's closing prices,
changed but little and closed a shade
better than Monday.
Oats were steadier, but business was
light and no important lea tines devel
oped. Prices were isalic. higher, but
later a weaker feeling prevailed and the
advance was lost.
Mess pork was traded ill moderately;
the early feeling was stronger and prices
were advanced TVialSVaC., but later in
the day the market was weaker and the
improvement was lost.
Lard was comparatively dull and the
feeling easier. Prices ruled 4a 7 & lower,
and the market closed quiet.
Short ribs were traded in lightly, prices
were without material change.
EiikIIhIi Cloth and Varn Trade Re
ported Very Uood.
Manciikstkk, November (. The Guar
dian's commercial article says:
The market is strong, wit h cheerful feel
ing) Actual business is not large, there
being but few urgent wants. Firmness
of th'' market tends to check theprogrcss
of business, vet yesterday was a busy
day. The yarn departments were most
active. Few China orders were executed,
partly because merchants have already
bought rielv and partly because of the
receipt of discouraging telegrams from
Shanghai, where there is a great tight
ness of money, 25 per cent, per annum
being the rale paid for short loans. Mod
erate orders were executed for India at
Friday's best prices. The demand for
minor foreign and home markets was
fair. Buyers of yarn have abandoned
expectation of lower rales, and the ten
dency now is to look for a steadiness of
the market. The practicable export de
mand is small. Cloth is strong and full
prices obtainable. Sellers of India plain
and fancy goods progress fairly. Manu
facturers of lK'st printing cloths secure
full prices for small (pianlities. Common
is dull at hardening prices. Heavy cloths
are quiet, withtcady demand.
Governors Hill and Exchauite
Albany, N. V. November G. Governor
Hill to-day telegraphed Governor Fitz
hugh Lee congratulations on the demo
cratic bucccss in Virginia yesterday, to
which he received the following reply :
"Accept my thanks lor your telegram.
The old commonwealth fought with
splendid success against the blandish
ments of the administration at Wash
ington, the active interest of some of the
cabinet, the free exercise of federal pat
ronage, the oratory of numerous repub
lican congressinciwina senators irom out
side her limits, nnd the grease poured eo
uiouslv upon her soil from fat fried from
the manufacturer. Virginia sends her
congratulations to New York.
(Signed) FiTziirr.u Lkk
Relle Brown all Rlitht.
Washington, D. C, Novemlwr 6. Belle
Brown, daughter of a Washington busi
ness man, whose disapearance five
weeks ago caused considerable stir and
extensive search, has been found ill New
York all right and in good hands. Her
mind seems to have been partially unbal
anced. When she left she was ill the Bal
timore and Potomac depot, nnd Hearing
the train for New York announced, pur
chased a ticket place and boarded
the train on a sudden impulse. On the
journcv she attracted the notice of a
kindly" disKsed Southern lady who
secured a good home for iicr during a
week's illness which followed and until
she secured employment as companion
to on invalid lady". Longings for home
und friends induced her to write to her
father, who went at once to New York
and found his daughter with her mind
again clear.
Iowa In llnnlil.
Washington, November 6. First As
sistant Postmaster (.eneral Clarkson re
ceived a telegram this evening from his
home in Iowa stating that the contest
over the legislature is very close, and the
result is in doubt.
Governor Fnraker Acta Hand
Homely and Telegraphs Congrat
ulations to Governor Campbell
Majority About 12,000.
Coi.t M in s, ()., November 6. The
publican State committee at 1 o'clock
to-day conceded the election of Campbell,
and admits that the legislature is demo
cratie in both branches.
At 1 o'clock this afternoon Governor
Foraker sent t he following telegram :
Coi.I Min s, ()., November G. Hon. Jas.
E. Campbell. Hamilton. Ohio: To t lie
full extent tiat a defeated candidate can
do so with propriety, allow me to oiler
my congratulations, and assure you it
will give me pleasure to extend you every
courtesy I can show you in connection
with your inauguration and commence
ment of your administration.
J. B. Korakek.
Cincinnati, Ohio, November G. I'nof
ticial returns from sixty-four counties in
Ohio give Campbell a plurality of 8,!)05.
The four remaining counties, Ashland,
Geonga, Ottawa and Paulding, gave
Powell a plurality in 1887 of 4:S0.
Cl.liVKI.AND, p., November (i. Com
plete returns from Cleveland county give
Foraker 20,40:1 votes and Campbell 18,
108. Foraker ran from 800 to 1,500
votes behind his ticket. In fact, he was
cut by republicans in nearly every one ol
the 100 precincts in this county. Fight
republican candidates for the general as
cral assembly were elected by ample plu
ralities, and the results ill this county, all
things considered, met the expectations
of Governor Forukcr's friends. In north
ern Ohio the democrats lost and gained
votes in spins. In Summit county, ol
which the flourishing city of Akron is tin
capital, the republican loss was some
thing like 1,100. Akron is a manufac
turing city, and the tariff was made
more or less an issue there. Late this
evening the impression prevails here, and
it is iiased on a carelul review ol all the
returns now at hand, that the demo
crats have a majority of two in the
house of representatives, and possibly a
majority of two ill the senate. If this
should prove to be the case, a democrat
will succeed Henry Ii. Payne in the senate
of the I'nitcd States. The senatorial elec
tion will occur in January, 1800.
Ohio has been known as a republican
State when all the republicans voted, yet
it has never been represented at Wash
ington by two republican senators. Sen
ator Sherman has always had a demo
cratic colleague, and now Payne, who is
a very old man, and who says that he
will not be a candidate for re-election,
will be followed nv another democrat.
Coi.r.Min s, Ohio, November ti. The
democratic State committee is claiming
the election of Lamphell by a plurality ol
12,000 or 15.000, and the rest of "the
ticket by pluralities ranging from 4,000
to 8,000. These conclusions arc reached
from meagre returns, and mostly by
estimates, but aie believed to lie re
liable within range of the pluralities
which arc given.
The republican committee has nothing
upon which they can reliably dispute the
figures, further than they do not
think the plurality of Campbell will
reach over eight or ten thousand,
and that the rest of the State ticket
will not be elected by more than two
or three thousand plurality. Both
committees and chairmen seem to be
agreed that the democrats will carry the
Legislature in both branches. It is not
probable the figures as agreed upon as
to membership will be changed from
that which has already been announced,
though in some of the counties thev do
not have conclusive information. I'roin
the best at hand, gathered from both
headquarters, the house will stand Gl
democrats and 53 republicans, and the
senate 10 democrats and 17 republicans.
This would give the democrats a major
ity of tell on joint ballot.
The I'each Duet.
They arc all singing"Johnny Jones and
his Sister Sue." The rendition isadmira-
Ic and has an undercurrent of ghoulish
glee which Digby Bell can never hope to
imitate. Who? Why the druggists of
course. 1 ncy lane to mat song iikc
ducks to water. That "same peach,"
that "same, old, globular affair," has
done them many a good turn when busi
ness was dull.
It is sad to think that they can take
such a keen delight in the horrible fate ol
those misguided children, but, if you are
in the least morbid in your tastes, go to
the corner of Pattoti avenue and North
Main street. Here, above the rumbling
of the carts and the emphatic asides ol
the would-be passengers in that long ex
pected electric car, can ever be heard
those sweet, mournful strains, so replete
with visions dear to every undertaker's
heart. We make u distinction lietween
them nnd the druggists in this rcsix-ct.
The latter, although they "speed the
parting guest," always wish that he
would tarry just on this side of Jordan.
To the I.HclieH.
The ladies interested in the organiza
tion of the Asheville Free Kindergarten
and Children's Aid Society will please
remember the meeting this afternoon at
3.30 in the rooms ol the W . L. 1 . 1', over
Smith's pharmacy,
The contract for the Hendersonvillc
jail has been awarded to Kdwnrds,
contractor of that place. It was not the
fault of the Ashevillians, for they had
put in their bids. They did not know
that Hendersonvillc wanted so poor a
The ladies of the Sons of Temperance
in Asheville will have an entertainment
and oyster supicr nt their lodge room
over W. C. Cnmiiehnel's drug store to
night, iKginning nt 7.30.
Masonic Notice.
The regular communication of Mount
Hermon Lodge, A. F. and A. M., to-night
nt 7.30 o'clock.
ManHachuMetta Pretty Close.
Boston, Xovembcr 6. Returns have
now been received from every town in the
State, except Goswolda. The final fig
ures, which may he slightly changed in
the official returns, give Brnckett, rep.,
126,792; Russell, dem., 120,812: Black
nier, pro., 1.1,854; Brackett's plurality,
5.979. In 1887 Ames, rep., had 136.000;
Lovering, dem., 118,394 ; Karl, pro.,
The HardHlilpH Imposed by the
Present Revenue Laws.
The scenes presented to a thoughtful
observer in the court house of Buncombe
county yesterday were not such as to make
one proud of his nation, nor of that part
of its laws which tends directly to the
manufacture of criminals, by declaring
those acts to be crimes which are not so
declared ill the decalogue, nor in any por
tion of the Holv Writ.
Of course the spirit of divine leaching
is that it is the duty of every loyal citizen
to obey the laws of his government ; but
that government should be careful not to
impose upon its subjects burdens which
neither they nor their fatlieis have been
able to bear; and just exactly this is what
is being done by the federal inl Mini rev
enue laws as now enacted anil enforced.
And to this legislation is attributable the
scenes which each day niustcausesorrow
and pain to the kind hearted Judge Dick,
whose disposition, every one knows, is to
temper judgment with mercv.
We can scarcely conceive of anything
more disagreeable to a humnuennd char
itable man, than to look down upon
a room crowded with poor devils,
hauled here by marshals and deputies
from all parts of this extensive moun
tain section, perhaps leaving t licit
families ill circumstances of destitu
tion, to answer a charge of viola
tion of the revenue laws, to be convicted
of such technical crime perchance on tin
evidence of some fellow much more con
temptible than the defendant, who un
blushingly swears : "Wall, I got in with
Jim, and we went a good piece ton house
where Jim bought a quart of liquor, and
then 1 begged Jim to divide with mc, but
he didn't want to do it; but at last hi
did give mc a half a pint and I gave him
ten cents. 1 never told nothing about il
for a long time, till I Icll out with Jim.
and then 1 felt in my conscience that 1
ought to tell the truth, and I went to the
marshal and got Jim arrested." And ol
course on the evidence of this conscien
tious witness, poor Jim is found guilty
and K'rhaps sent to the already over
flowing jail, to be crowded into a small
cell, and there pine away all the Christ
mas holidays, which ought to be always
so happy a time to him and all mankind.
About eighteen or twenty cases ofsimi
lar importance lo that above cited were
put through on yesterday, a proportion
of which resulted in acquittals, while in
some of the convictions the judgment
was wisely suspended. The following
defendants, Luther Farley, Miles Woods,
Cornelius Nicholson, Samuel Rose, Jones
Slatton and Richard Martin, were not so
lucky, but were sentenced to three
mouth's imprisonment ami the payment
of a fine of $100 besides the costs.
A visit to the county jail showed that
it was rapidlyassumingthepopularcliar
acler which distinguishes it at every term
of the court. Already some thirty fed
eral prisoners are confined there, and
probably twice that number will take
lodgings with the hospitable landlord be
fore the week is ended. The officials nre
all courteous and attentive to the wants
of their guests, but it is to be hoped that
the number to be shut up there will In
kept within the limits to which the build
ing is adapted, and that the good people
of Asheville will do what thcvcanloniit-
igate the sufferings which to us seem oft
entimes quite out of proportion to the
gravity of the offense.
A Great Railroad Project Which
Includes Asheville.
We share the incredulity of the Morris
town Gazette as to the credibility of the
following program of a scheme an
nounced by the Railway Age. There may
be something in it ; for there is nothing
too bold for the daringof enterprise; and
as this scheme has Asheville as tin ob
jective point we republish it. It may set
people to thinking:
A large syndicate is now forming in
Boston for the organization of the South
ern coal, iron and railroad company, to
construct at once a system of railways in
Tcnnesse and North and South Carolina
to be known as the Blue Ridge railway
system. Surveys are now in progress.
The railroad will be built from Morris
town, Tenn., via Kansas, Dandridge nnd
Sevicrvillc to a point near Maryville,
thence to Madisonvilleand Athens, Tenn.,
with a division to Maryville and Kuox-
ville from Scvitrville over the Blue Kidge
by 11 tunnel and a looji to Greenville, S.
C". and Augusta, Cm., and with a division
north via Waynesville to Asheville, N. C.
Incorporation will take place next week,
with election of officers, nnd construction
will begin at once at these points. This
company will operate extensively in coal
nnd iron and, in the general development
of the country along the route. The capital
represented is over $5,000,000. L. .C.
Wolkins, of Boston, is chief engineer.
This system when completed willconnect
with all the leading railroad systems of
the South with the southwest, west and
A Rouitli Voyage.
CiiAKi.iisroN, S. C, November 6. The
schooner Frank Ynrdcr Hcrcher arrived
here to-dav. Captain Chamberlain left
Philadelphia Octolicr 18. He encount
ered a terrific gale off Bady island on the
23rd and tremendous sens on the 24th.
Coner, a Norwegian, and a colored
sailor were washed overboard nnd
drowned. Everything movable on deck
I was lost, the forward house stove lost
and the boat's mainsail, torscsail and
jib. The lamp boxes were washed from
the rigging. She scudded thirty hours
I ami was driven 300 miles out of her
1 course.
1 Alabama Rejoices.
1 Birmingham. Ala.. Novemlier 6. Bir-
I minghnm is engaged to-night in cele
brating with bonfires, Roman candles
' and skyrockets, the democratic victories
' of Tuesday. The shouts are all for
i Cmnpbcli, t'he interest having centered on
1 the Ohio contest.
The Hoys Were Celebratiuu;, and
Fired OIT Pop-Cruckers in His
Yard The General Savs He Did
Not Mioot S2,5oo Hail.
PfcTi-KsiitKn, Va., November (. The
particulars of the arrest of Gen. Mahone
last night on the charge of shooting
young Harrison, his temporary confine
ment in the station house, and his sub
sequent release on bail, are as follows:
About 0.30 o'clock it was evident, ac
cording to the returns, that the demo
crats had scored a decided victory. The
result was that some of the best young
men in the city organized themselves into
a serenading band, armed with a liberal
supply of fire works, und proceeded to
celebrate the victory. From Sycamore
street they marched to Market street
and thence to a point very near General
Mahone's residence. There they fired off
some Roman caudles ami baby wakers,
until their merriment was interrupted by
a volley which it was alleged was fired
from Gen. Mahone's yard. Only one
man, was shot, however. He was Her
bert P. Harrison, of the firm of Gilbert &
Harrison, confectioners. A warrant
was at once issued lor Mahone's arrest,
and he was taken into custody; and
while detained in the lockup, mayor Cal
lier was sent for. The ease was heard
and the following evidence adduced :
1 he first witness sworn was Charles
Kowaiuc, son of a New Yorker, but for
many years engaged in business here. He
testified that he and his friends started
up Sycamore street, and went to a point
opposite Mahone's resilience. There
they tired off several pieces of lire works,
ami then either lien. Mahone, Butler, his
son, or cx-policcmau Berry, discharged
lire arms into their midst. General him
self, was plainly visible, as was also
Berry and Buticr. When the witness
heard Harrison exclaim that he was
shot, then, incoinpnny with some friends,
he crossed the street to Mahone's gate
where he was knocked down by Berry,
either by the hitter's fist or by a pistol
which he was flourishing in his hand.
His testimony was corroborated by that
ot other winnesscs.
The evidence of C. II. Burton, corrob
orated by Rowaine, established the fact
that Harrison was shot by sonic one in
the front yard ( Mahone's house, and
that the defendants acted upon the offen
sive. C.'esar Lodcllc distinctly heard three
shotsfired from Mahone's yard. He saw
Mahone with a gun in his hands.
Mver Saul heard two or three shots
"I saw Gen. Mahone with a double
barrelled breech loading gun in his hands.
One of the gentlemen exjiressed to Gen.
Mahone his surprise about his haying a
gun. The General said, "Yes, this is my
Saal further testified that Mahone said
he would kill any one who entered his
yard, at the same time clapping his
hand on his pocket, ami he would pro
tect his property. The General was
standing near bis gate and the shot was
fired from that point.
Mahone said, "I was sitting in my
library in conversation with Mr. Camp
bell and Col. Barbierre. I heard the ex
plosion of lire works in the street until
they got to my house. Some were ex
ploded in my yard. Loud reports caused
the impression that fire arms were being
used in my yard. Desiring to protect
my property, 1 walked out, and seized
my gun as 1 passed. I saw a number of
persons at my gale, one ol them said :
'You have a gnu, shoot d you.' I
walked down tile steps, and one of them
said, 'we arc only celebrating.' I replied,
that's all right, but don't shoot on my
premises. The men went out and others
came up from below, one of them said:
'You have a gun.' I replied, yes, I have
a right to have it. Not a gun or nistol
was fired that I know of from the time j
I went out of the library lo the end of
the affair. 1 eertainlvdid not shoot, and !
I neither saw nor heard any one else
Gen. Mahone's statement was eonob
craled by Jas. C. Campbell.
The mayor said that the evidence was
of a character to establish cause for the
belief that Mahone had fired the shot
at the wounded Harrison, and that he
would send the case on to the Husting's
court, bul as Harrison's wound was not
dangerous, bail would be allowed in the
sum of $2,500. Bond was given and
shortly after midnight the General and
his friends Icll the slalion house lor their 1
homes. j
Interest in the alleged Mahone shoot- j
ing case lias died away. The case will!
not come up until the meeting of the j
hustings court in January Harrison,:
the man who was shot, is improving I
The Mayor's Reception.
Mayor Blanton's office was crowded
to-dav with the usual numbcrofoffenders.
who desired to deposit their contribu
tions. The emulation was so great that
the sum of thirty-five dollars was col
lected during the morning. During the
afternoon the rush became less, ami only
ten dollars was added to the fund.
II. K. McaIicc and W. Fowler seemed
to feel that the mayor had been slighted,
and arranged a little impromptu fight.
which was very short, but contained a
good deal of condensed excitement. At
least, the crowd seemed to think so. In
fact, one of thecombatanls was so stimu
lated by the popular applause, that his
opponent, in his haste to secure a good
position from which to admire him, mis
took the bottom of the wagon tor the
top, and took in the show through the
spokes of the wheels. The feature of the
occasion was his features which were
covered with gore. However, he got the
belt and ought to be contented. What
kind of a licit it was, has lieen accurately
ascertained. All agree that it was wooden
and very hard.
The mayor, in his usual bland way,
evinced his appreciation of their en
deavors to amuse the public, and bound
each over in the sum of one hundred dol
lars to appear at the next session of the
criminal court.
Real Estate Item.
The real estate business was not very
brisk yesterday. Ynnderbilt ns usual has
a monopoly, nnd only one transfer was
recorded, as follows:
Avery Alexander and wife sold to Iilva
E. Denison yesterday two lots in the
Asheville township. One lot brought
$300, while the other was purchased for
Asheville's Popularity and Ad
vantages Growing Dally.
This is the so-called dull season for the
hotels in Asheville. That is what every
one says. The summer season has ended
and the winter season has notyet begun.
None of the hotels expect to do much
business. But they are doing it. Here
is what A. Loomis, the entertaining and
affable clerk lit the Battery Park hotel,
says :
"The prospects for the coming winter
are that we will have a larger crowd
than we ever had before. September,
October and Novemlier are the dullest
months in the year, except from June to
Hie fifteenth of July, but, during this )e
riod, we have had twice the number ol
guests that we had last year during the
same time."
This mere increase in the mini r of ar
rivtds in Asheville is, to be sure, o. great
benefit to the place, but its importance
is marked by the fact that many of these
people are only awaiting an opportu
nity, in order to invest the'r capital here.
Dr. Chas Hunter and Dr. E. D. Lefliing
well, now stopping at the Battery Park
hotel, who are prominently connected
with the sanitarium located at Danville,
X. V., are investigating Asheville and its
immediate vicinity with a view to build
ing a similar sanitarium here.
The particular and specific advantages
of this climate are becoming more and
more widely known. Col. I'inckc, who
arrived at the Battery Park hotel a few
days ago, has been spending some time
in Furope for the benefit of his health.
He was advised to come to Asheville.
and within lorty-eight hours after his
arrival he made the statement that he
had already been benefitted. Dr. S. Ii.
Boynton, who was one of Garfield's phy
sicians, came to Asheville with the in
tention of going on to California, but he
is still at the Battery Park hotel and
will remain there all winter.
Everything indicates that the coining
season will be a very prosperous one fcr
Ashcyillc. Invalids and capitalist arc
Hocking to this place from all quarters.
Have they confidence in Ashevilie's con
tinuous and steady growth and pros
perity? Note the capita! they have in
vested. Do they recognize that Asheville
possesses a climate which knows no rival ?
The faith, which they possess in its vir
cues, can alone answer that question.
Let one example suffice. It is one of the
many cases which daily comes under our
observation. He was a bright, intellect
ual man. Europe had been his home for
many years, and finally Florida had been
visited for the benefit of his health, as he
was a consumptive. He sat in the smok
ing car, keen and alert, and as he con
tentedly smoked his ha vana, he regaled
his audience with brief extracts from a
career, full of activity and interest. His
pale, drawn face showed that he was an
invalid, but how much of a 011c, no
one knew. Picture to yourself the dis
may of his visitors when he told them
that one lung was gone, and that the in
sidious disease had already fastened
itself upon the other. That any one
would smoke, who was in such a condi
tion, was almost too incredible to be
lieve. Those that saw him smoke, ex
pressed, it as all loyal Ashevillians would,
as being due to his great confidence in
the recuperative powers of the Asheville
climate. It is certainly true that the
closer he got to Asheville the more he
A Question That Still Puzzles a
Federal Court Attendant.
The Asheville edition of Stockton's
"The Lady or the Tiger" was made pub
lic this morning at the Federal court, A
witness was the hero, lie certainly
"bucked the tiger," or rather the kitten,
for he was only playing seven-tip for the
drinks. He won the drinks, but was ten
dered a dime instead of a glass of rich.
mellow whiskey. No one questioned the
fact that he got the whiskey, but who
got the dime?
Now the bar room was located in the
open woods beside a stump. Whoever
had enough faith placed his bottle beside
the stump and carelessly laid a dime near
bv. Our hero risked -his ten cents on the
result, while the manna was to fall ahem!
whiskey was pouring, he took a walk
around the block, for the ways of Provi
dence are not to be too closely investi
gated. On his return the bottle was full
anil the dime was gone. Having first
thankfully caressed the neck of the bottle
he turned to hiseompanion and anxiously
asked, while his aromatic breath floated
in a wide, oilv, expanse on the breeze
"Air you sure, Doc, that the right man
got that ere money .'
At the residence of Mr. Neil, on College
street, Mr. B. C. Lankford. of Brevard,
N. C, to Miss Hattic E. Mackey, of Da
vidson River, N. C, Rev. J. F. Austin
officiating. Mr. Lankford is one of Bre
vard's leading citizens, and a prominent
Methodist. The bride is a young lady of
culture, and is a Presbyterian. Only n
select number of friends were invited
Mrs. Mamie Malone, Mrs. Shnckellord
and Messrs. Greer and Zachary were
among the number present. The Citizkn
extends congratulations.
Inter-State 11. ft E. Association.
At a meeting of the directors of the
Inter-State Building and Loan Associa
tion last night Mr. Jas. H. Loughran was
elected a director to fill a vacancy in the
The first Wednesday night after the
10th of each month was chosen ns the
regular meeting of the board.
Messrs. J. A. Conant, S. R. Kepler, S.
Hammcrshlng and C. C. MeCarty were
npiointcd a committee on appraisals.
The Internal Revenue Laws of
Interest lo H1I011 Soldiers Our
Public Iluilcllua W. M. navies
Gets a Place.
Washington, D. C, .November 6.
Mr. Ewart has been working hard for
the past few days liir the purpose of
securing a revocation of the three gallon
wiskey order that has created so much
excitement and dissatisfaction among
the distillers of Norih Carolina. He had
a long interview with Mr. Mason the
commissioner of inicrnul revenue and
urged that the order be revoked or post
poned until il could he definitely ascer
tained by actual experiment that the
assessment of three gallons to the bushel
commission wns an excessive one. TI.e
commissioner finally agreed lo postpone
the orders taking effect until an actual
lesteoimd be made. Mr. Ewart con
siders this a final adjudication of the
mailer, as it is out of their power, he
says, lor North Carolina distillers with
their open log distilleries and crude
system of distillation to make the capa
city required by this order. This will
be welcome news to the distillers, as it
i. e., the order if put into effect would
have driven them almost entirely out of
the business. He secured also the free
delivery system lor Asheville. It will go
into effect January 1st, l Silo.
Second comptroller Gilkerson of the
treasury department, has modified the
act of March 1st, i860, so as to allow a
large number of I'niou soldiers to be
placed on theniiister rolls. These soldiers
.ire scattered through Cherokee, Mace 11
mil Mvain counties.
A daily route has I .ecu established from
Cranberry to Linvillc, N. C. Also a
route and schedule has been so arranged
in the Murphy and Ducktown division
is to give the people ol Murphy their
astern mails twelve to fourteen' hours
earliei .
It will be necessary to have a specii.l
let ol Congress authoriziinr another
purchase of site under a recent decision
il Attorney General .Miller bclorc work
an go on, at Slalesvilie.
The plans for the court house at Ashc
,'illc arc Hearing completion and the
work will be advertised in a few days.
1 he contract is to be let for the entire
Mr. W. M. Davics of Ilcndcrsoville. X.
C, has been app'-iuLed a clerk in the
Census Bureau, and will at one eater
upon his duiit s.
1 lie secretary ol war, General Crooke
1'. S. A. and the principal of the Indian
school at Carlisle, Pa., will visit Western
North Carolina nexl December lo inspect
the lauds which Mr. Ewart has offered
the government through liiscoiisliluenls,
for Gcronimo's band. Mr. Ewart says a
miliary post will be established near
Vslicville if the Apaches are sent there.
and thai Geronimo and the worst of his
braves will be closely guarded, lie seems
lo think il will be a line thing for the
Indians to come as they will also bring
the tort and the soldiers.
iVinoug the attendants at the Federal
court is Major Iligdou, the sheriff of Ma
con county.
Mrs. Lizzie Smith leaves this morning
for Texas, where she will spcniljthc winter
with her son.
Mr. John G. France, of Richmond, Va.,
is now visiting his father at his residence
on Bailee street.
Mr. D. V. Kerr, of Biysou City, was
in .he city yesterday. He is a prominent
and useful citizen ol Swain county.
Chief N. J. Smith and son, Richard
Smith and agent J. J. lllyle, of the Cher
okee Indians of Western North Carolina,
are in the cilv.
Mr. Frederick Rut ledge, sou of Col.
Henry Rutlcdgc, of Charleston, S. C, is
in the city, and has a position in the
I-'irsl National Bank.
Mr. Rockafellcr, of the Standard Oil
Company, has engaged looms for the
winter at the Battery Park hotel, and
will shortly arrive in Asheville.
The proprietor of the Hoffman house,
New York, E. S. Stokes, is now at the
Mattery Park hotel. Asheville is the
place for all those w ho desire to remain
abreast with the times.
Among the departures from Battery
Park yesterday we note that of John H.
Inman, Atlanta, Ga. He is a member of
the firm of Inman. Swan fc. Co., of the
Cotton Exchange New York.
Mr. E. W. Price, who lives in New
York, but is a prominent lumber dialer
in Baltimore, Md has registered nt the
Battery Park hotel. lie is a brother of
Mr. Herbert Price, of this city.
Mr. W. F. Crosby, of the Roosevelt
Church Oigan Company, New York, is
now at Battery Park. This company
has a national reputation, and has just
completed a large, organ in Chicago,
which cost $50,000.
Mrs. Ticrnan, licltcr known to us as
Christian Reid, the talented authoress,
who wrote "The Land of the Sky," is
now stopping at the Swannanoa hotel.
The Swannanoa also numbers among its
guests the Hon. Hamilton 0. Ewart.
The Piedmont Air Line.
We take pleasure in announcing the in
auguration of n daily line of elegant Pull
man buffet drawing room cars between
Hot Springs and Asheville, and Washing
ton, D. C. Close and sure connections
are made at Washington for nil points in
the North and East. The Pullman par
lor car now liemg operated lietween
Salisbury and Knoxville on these trains
will lie discontinued after the commence
ment of the sleeping car run.
Y. M. C A. Notice.
The subject of the young men's meet
ing of the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation will be: "An obligation resting
on every one;" Rom. xiv, 12-15; 1 Cor.
viii, 9-13. Owing to delay in the arrival
of the furniture at the Y. M. C. A.rooms,
the meeting will lw held nt the Central
Methodist church, Thursday evening at
8 o'clock. All young men are earnestly
invited to be present.

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