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ASHEVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1889.
Tilt CR0X1X TRIAL.
TWO WOMKK THfi PRIJiflPAI.
The HpectatorM Huve Much I'uii
at I lie Word Untie lletween Mrs.
Whalcii and (lie AttorueM lor
ClilCAi'.o, November 20. Kate McCor
niick, sister of Mrs. Thomas Whalen.
was the lirst witness for the defence in
the Cronin trial to-day. She had known
O'Sullivan about seven years. On May
4 she was at her sister's, and after sup
per went out with Mrs. Whalen, leaving
O'Sullivan sitting in the kitehen. She re
turned with her sister alter ID o'clock,
and was let in by James Xieuinami. Thev
sat up reading over an hour, then went
np to O'Sullivan's room for a eot. O'Sul
livan and Mileahy were in lied. Was pos
itive O'Sitliivuu was there when she went
out at 8. Sid aud was in his room when
she got b.ielt.
I'ltder a sharp tire of questions the wh
iles beeanie confused and said that while
she was sure that she wasatO'Sullivau's
on Sunday night, the ulh of May, she
was not quili' sure that she was there on
the preceding night, whieh was the night
of the murder. The witness, however,
beiii-: furtiier questioned, repeated the
story of her shopping expedition with
her sister on Saturday night, t Ito 4 ill, am!
their return to the house just as she had
told it on her direct exautinnt ion.
Mrs. Thomas Wliuliu was nixt ealled
She eorroborated the testimony just
givui bv her sister as to ihi'ir doings and
O'Sullivnn's whereabouts on the night of
May t and 5. Witness was asked to give
her testimony concerning the visit 01
Clancy, the New York Herald correspond
ent, who ealled on O'Sullivan the day
that Ir. Cronin's body was discovered.
Claney, the witness said, eame into the
house and made some remark about tin
discovery of Dr. Cronin's body and said,
"1 have a cab at l he door, and want yon
to go with me and identity the remains."
Mr. O'Sullivan said, "Whv should 1 go
with you? 1 don't know who you are,
and never saw you before to-day. If the
police officer comes and asks ine to go, I
will go with him." The eon versa lion oc
curred in the middle imrlur, and the uieu
were standing during it.
The State's attorney cross-examined
Mrs. Whalen at great length, and after
going over all thedetuilsol hcrtestitnouv
again, and learning as to the location ol
her kitchen windows, suddenly asked :
"Is that the window you used to watch
ihe Carlson cottage out of ?"
"I object to that," said Forrest; "ii
assumes that she watched the Carlson
Judge Longcneikcr then modified his
question as follows:
"Hid you not usually sit at that win
dow and watch the Carlsoucotiageaflei
the 4th of May i"1
"Yes; looking after the curiositus over
"Did vou not do that the dav after the
4th of May ?"
"Xo. 1 had something else to do."
"Did vim not sit there and watch every
movement made by the Carlsons, and
also watch that cottage?"
"No. 1 had no reason to do it, and 1
The State's attorney cross-examined
lier as to Clancy's visit, and to the calls
of the second day after the body wasdis
covered. The witness' answers were
sharp and quick, and she was evidmtly
chafing under the long eross-exa in ilia tii m.
There was so much laughter among the
audience in consequence of the pitched
battle between the witness and the
State's attorney that the court was
obliged to administer a severe rebuke.
Martin liurke looked interested as a
tall man w ith a black moustache took
the witness stand. Mis name was Matt
Dummy, a saloon keeper at Clark street
and Chicago avenue, tin the the night of
May 4 he came on duty at 7 o'clock and
relieved his barkeeper. Martin liurke, I'.
H. Nolan, financial secretary ol Camp 20,
aril Patrick Coonev were in the saloon
at the time. Mania Burke was in the
saloon for about tin it hours. Witness
said that William Coughlm and ohn
0 Mallcy came iulo the saloon during
that time and met liurke.
On eross-ex.iminat.ion the fact was ilc
veloped that the wilt-ess u ;-.s a member
01 Camp 20, having joimd from HidVaio
Camp and had known P.uikc for a vear.
W in, ess denied til.it he was mil riding
that i.ight until 1 1 .;til. and admitted t bat
he was supplying Burke's meals in him,
and that lie visited Winnipeg some tin.r
ago tar the purposee of looking around,
lie denied that he had cvr sent money
to liurke at Winuiiieg. lie w.is inerelv
passing through VYinnipeg oil his way t
to Chicago from the Canadian north- j
west, lie declared his beliei in lit- inno
cence of liurke; and when questioned as,
to why he did not inform the Stale's at
torney of the fact that Burke was in the
saloon at the lime the murder was emu-1
milted he replied lie was afraid il would
hurt his business to get the notoriety of
being mixed up in the matter. The wit
ness admitted he was taking an active
interest in the ease, and was treasurer of
the defense fjiud.
William F. Cougliiin, employe of the
city health department, leslilud in cor
roboration of Danaav's testimony that
he saw Burke in the Dauaby saloon on
the evening of Mny 4, about 7 o'clock.
The court then adjourned.
Promotion nyell Merited.
Mr. William G. Haughton, n gentle
man who is well known in this city,
where he has many friends nnd relatives,
and who has been connected with the
Southern express oftice ol Charlotte for
years past has been appointed superin
tundent of the express oflice at Asheville
and will take charge there on the 20th
instant. We most cordially endorse the
sentiments expressed by the Charlotte
News when it says: "The Asheville peo
ple will find Mr. Haughton a tip top
man. He is one of the most thoroughly
qualified express agents in the service of
the compunv, and is a courteous official
and a perfect gentlemuti in all resieets.
His departure from Charlotte will lie re
gretted by our people. Asheville will
liud him just as we have described him."
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Inn; Yenterdav'M SenMlon.
Chicago, November 20 . The wheat
market presented no new feature and
fluctuations limited to Uniic. range,
prices hung urouuil the closing quota
tions of yesterday, the market selling a
I shade under and above, andclosed about
'hC- higher for Deccnbcr, and sc. higher
lor May than the closing figures of yes
terday. Speculative trading centered
chiefly ill May.
In cum a fair trade was reported
within narrow limits, aud ihe tone was
relatively tinner; slight advances being
established, which were fairly well main
tained until the close. December and
May, as usual, received most attention,
i he former lieing in good demand at
times, one operator taking in the neigh
borhood of 250,000 to 900,000 bushels,
and as ofterings wt re only moderate an
advance followed. The market opened
at about the closing prices of yesterday,
was inclined to be easy at times, then
advanced i.sal.ic.. In-come quiet, aud clos
ing a shade belter Ulan yesterday.
Oats were fairly active, but unsettled
wilh flueuiations contined to a small
range. Shorts were the largest buyers
and bid pi ices up V4C. The ollcrings in
creased, but all the orders to sell made
at the top could be executed owing to
the "cncrnl l ayer. A weaker Iccling (le
vel rcd and the closing sales were at the
Pork was traded in moderately, and
price? ruled 5a 10c. higher, and closed at
about medium figures.
In lard a moderate trade was reported
and the feeling was quite strong, though
the prices showed only a slight nth nice.
In short rib sides there was 110 particu
lar activtly in the market, prices aver
aged about 2i.'je. higher and closed
UMliHTH Ol-- I.AHOK.
The Work Done by the General
Atlanta, On., Novcinlier 20. In the
Knights of Labor convention to d i v va
rious standing committees made their re
ports, among them committee on in
'uranee, committee 011 finance and cor
porations. The committee on appeals
and grievances made its final report.
The finance committee recommended a
change so that in the ftituie only actual
car fare to and from conventions will lu
poid. In the future all local assemblies
attached to the general assembly will
pay a lier capita tax of ten cents per
quarter instead of six cents as heretofore.
I he general executive board were em
powered at their discretion to put an as
sessment lax of not more than twenty
cents lor the next year.
A resolution was passed declaring that
the general assembly favor the increase
in pay of printers' assistants in the bu
reau of engraving ard printing at Wash
ington from $1.25 to $2 per day.
A resolution was also passed recogniz
ing election days us legal holidays,
and imposing a penalty on any em
ployer violating it.
A German periodical gives statistics
eoneerning Ihe frequency of thunder
storms iu various regions of the world.
"Java has thunder storms on the aver
age !)7 days iu the year; Sumatra, 80 ;
lliiidcsinn, 50; Horneo, 54. the Gold
Coast, 52; kin tie Janeiro, 51; Italv,
38; West Indies, HO; South Guinea, 32;
(initios Ayres, Canada and Austria, 23 ;
Itailcn, Win teinberg, and Hungary, 22;
Silesia, Bavaria and Helgium, 21; Hol
land, IS; Saxony and Bratulcnlnirg, 17;
France, Austria and South Kussiu, 10.
Spain and Portugal, 15; Sweden and
Finland. 8 ; lingland and the high Swiss
Mountains. 7; Norway, 4; Cairo, 3.
In Fast Turkestan, as well as in the ex
treme north, there are very few thunder
storms. The northern limits ol thunder I
si onus are Cape Ogle, northern part of
Noith Aniiricn, Iceland, Novaia, Scmclja
and tlie coast ol theSiocnaii ice sea.
The 'SlK'iiiiitii State."
Washington Post : North Carolina is
,1 strati e State iu many ways. She has
,111 utuqiic and peculiar tropic, an unique
ami peculiar swil. Outside of iron and
sio::e, she is known as the "specimen
Siate." Sin has gold, silver, lead and
many other metals, but titey aie loitndiu
spi-cutiei'S, and not iu paying quantities.
There aie some peculiar minerals found
scarcely any where else. One of these is
hid'leuiic and another is zircon. The
salts ol zircon are used in the Welshach
ami otlur incandescent burners to pro
duce an absolutely noii-iombustible him.
Congressman lj wart, of North Carolina,
has a I. all interest in the only zircon mine
iu Nor.h Carolina. There is but one
oilier known in the world, and that is in
Sweden. But the North Carolina article
is lar superior. It is easily mined and
lies near the surface. Fifty thousand
pounds are taken out aunuallv nnd ship-
pen principally to Merlin. As it is worth
ironi eighteen to tweuty-hve cents a
pound, it is evident that the North Caro
lina congressman has a good thing.
The ItaotlHt Female Seminary.
The matter of establishing a Female
Seminary which came up before the
Baptist State Convention is creating
great interest uniting the towns which
wish to secure it. Durham has already
bid $25,000 for it and Raleigh, Charlotte
and Oxford have their eyes on the mat
ter. Twenty-live trustees of the college
have been appointed by the Convention.
K. T. v. and G. nireetorx.
Knoxvh.lk, Tenn., November 20. At
the annual meeting of the E. T., V. and
G. railroad held here to-day, the follow
ing directors were elected: John H. In
mnn, Samuel Thomas, Charles M. Mc
Ghee, Calvin S. Brice, John G. Moore,
Thomas M. Logan, Kdward J. Sanford,
W. S. Chisholin, John Greenaugh, Win.
L. Bull, George Cappell, John H. Hall,
Evan Howell, George Scott and Jny
Gould. No other business was transacted.
Ordered to Brazil.
Bai.timohk, Novenilier 20. A Wash
ington special to the Sun says: Secre
tary Tracy has telegraphed Rear Admiral
Gill, commanding the South American
squadron, that his preseme with the
Richmond and TnllniVosa nt Brazil, is
highly desirable for the protection of
The admiral is informed that yellow
fever prevails in many Brazilian ports,
and great core must be taken to prevent
the disease coming aboard the vessels.
A Buflnlo paper says Niagara river, :
below the falls, is unusually low, and .
what is more singular, the waters have '
been gradually lulling lor the past three
or four years. It is still from 150 to 200 .
feet deep, however, and is not likely to i
dry up yet awhile.
1 BIO HKIDCiK WHi:i'Ki:il.
A Span of Ihe Air Line UridgeOver
the Catawba lines Down.
These are days of trouble fur the Rich
mond and Danville lailroad. Scarcely
had the road got straightened out after
tile great freight wreck at Hull Run, 011
Ihe Virginia Midland, when Uierecamea
serious break on the Air Line, iu the de
struction by flood ol a portion of the big
bridge over the Catawba river a lew
miles south of Chariot tt . One span of
the bridge went down into the water
yesterday afternoon. Il was an accident
similar to that which occurred at the
Yadkin river bridge three yeat s ago.
The Catawba bridge, one of the old
style wooden structures, was being re
placed by a modern iron bridge. The
iron bridge was being built up through
the wooden bridge, as was the ease at
the Yadkin. False trestle work was
erected to support the two while the
work of transforming a wooden into an
iron bridge was going on. The trestle
work was made very thick and heavy,
but a flood in the river had not been cal
culated upon. The continuous rains 011
Saturday night and Sunday caused a
great rise ill the mcr. A great mass ol
drift soon accumulated against the false
work of the bridge, and the result was
t int one entire span of both wood and
iron work was wiped out.
Meeting of the K. F. and I. II. K.
Rlc'HMi jnii, November 20. A nueting
of the stockholders of the Richmond.
Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad
Company was held to-day. The report
of the board of directors showed the
opeiations of the road for nine mouths
ended June 30th, 1SSK, that being the
cud of the present fiscal year, 'i he in
come was $502,434. exp"ii-es of trans
portation, $307,OIS, iiueicst on bonds
for nine months, $31,271, dividends on
general stock for nine mouths, $20,271,
net profit, $137. S23. A resoluti .n was
adopted authorizing the president aud
board of directors to prepare and issueat
their discretion for the purpose of
providing for (ill the obligations and in
debtedness of the company, and lor the
purchase of additional equipment for
double tracking the road, lor 1 he con
struction of branches, and extiusioiis
that may be deemed necessary and other
purposes, bonds to the amount of $2.
500.000; also authorizing the president
and board of directors to execute a deed
of trust or imn tgagc to secure the pay
ment of principal anil inlcresi of the
botuls authorized to be issued. Thepres
ident, . P. Hrinton, no v in Furopc ten
dered his resignation on account ol ill
health. The resignation was accepted.
Major E. T. D. Myers was elected to fill
the vacancy. The old board of directors
TuniH to (lie Itemocrncy.
(ien. J. B. Iirtice, of Pulaski, Tenn., a
gallant Union general and a life-long re
publican, and one of the most influential
members of his parly in that State, has
come over to the ranks of democracy. In
a letier announcing his change of polities
Gen. Iliuce says he has "come to the
conclusion that the republican pat ty is
a fraud and a sham." Continuing, Gen.
Iirucesays: "There is too much viola
tion of civil service law, too much boodle
in the management of the iK'iision oflice,
and too much tariff to suit the masses
of the American people. The democratic
party is the only party for tbe people,
and with that party I propose to act
and vote in the future." Gen. Bruce was
formerly a State senator iu Alabama,
and has hel l manv offices of honor and
trust in the republican party.
Htnte Election l'rtiuds.
Jacksonville, Fla., November 20.
The following was received from Wash
ington last night : "The Attorney Gen
eral is informed that the trial of eases of
.tlieged frauds iu Florida at the last pres
idential election, has resulted iu three
convictions." No conviction has so f.tr
been secured ill the ("ni'ed States court
in Florida. Onlv one election case has
come to trial and in that the accused
pleaded guilty lo two indictments.
Sentence has not yet been passed.
The grand jurv has brought in a large
number of indictments upon which nearly
thirty arrests have so lar been made, tin
accused furnishing bail in every instance.
The case now on trial, that of J. W.
Ervan, of Dako county, is based on
charges of violation of the United States
laws in 18S, when ex-Congressman
Daugherty secured his re-election in the
Syraci-se, N. Y., November 20. A
fire at Baldwinsvillc last night caused a
loss of $250,000. The flames originated
in the second story of the Seneca hotel
on the corner of Oswego and Genessci'
streets, nnd the entire hotel block, with
two large warehouses adjoining, were
destroyed. The flames spread so rapidly
that the hotel guests, about forty in
number, had to flee for their lives, ninny
of them losing all their clothing and val
uables. Landlord Wright, who was sick
in lied, was carried down a ladder and
had a narrow escape with his life.
HI re at Mount Airy.
There was a serious fire nt Mount Airy
Sunday morning, which originated from
a defective flue in the store of Mr. J. R.
Paddisiin, which was consumed, with
that of Mr. Reynolds and a barber shop.
The amount of losses has not lieen as
certained at this writing, except that
Messrs. F. A. & C. W. Tate owned one of
the store houses, valued at about $3,000,
on which there was no insurance. We
learn nlso, that a furniture dealer lost
about $1,500 over the amount of his in
surance. High Point KaceH.
High Point, N. C, November 20
Day elenr, air bracing, field good, hunt
ing by dogs good. Ilcrby stakes last
series. Kip Rap beat Nannie II., winning
second, Nannie B. winning third, and f
Harry C. fourth. 1
Continuation of the first series, all 1
ages, Setter stake, Nora beat Kowdie B. !
Toledo-Blude bent King Leo, King Mark i
hent 1'ntty, ricconrt Chance lieat Orlando.
Nannie B. bent Nora, Cincinnati beat
Tomorrow Rapid Ann will run L.iainst
! Rio I), and Cussie will run A-bve.
A Bchooner Founder.
New Yokk, Novemver 20. The steam
er Leona, which arrived to-day from
Galveston, reports that at 6 p.m.. No
vember 17, in latitude 30.40 longitude
79.38 she fell in with a lxint containing
the captain and crew of the schooner 1
1 1 ..1. 1 ... 1.- . r .
I uiiiimi 1. i.i unci it, iiuiii xvi jr 11 (.v 1,11
Baltimore, their vessel having foundered
at 4 a. in. the same day. The steamer
brought them to this port.
oim-:ni; kxkkcihks at i- ay
1:1 ricvu.i.i-; vi.sTi:imtr.
Gov. Kowle IteliverH the Opening
Address-Ten TlioiiKund People
Present Twenty Thousand Kx
peeled to he Present To-Day,
Favktxvillk. November 20. The
centennial celebration of the ratification
ol the constitution of the Uuilcd States
bv Norlh Can linn opened here to-dav
Gov. Fowle delivered the opening ad
dress, speaking in glowing terms of the
American Union and of North Carolina
as a member of the Union.
Over ten thousand persons are in at
tendance. It is believed that 20,000 will
be present to-morrow.
Senator Ransom arrived here to-day,
and Senator Vance nnd others will ar
The United Slates Marine Hand from
Washington is furnishing the music for
The centennial ball one of the most
brilliant social events 'ai the history ol
the State, is in progress to-night.
Probably a Fatal Shot.
Tavi.ohsvillk, N. C, November lit.
On last Fridav evening George Daniels
of northeast Alexander, who had rented
a part ot his land to his sou, got into a
diHicully with him about the rent corn,
upon which the lather went to the house,
:;''t his gun and shot bis son, tin ball en
ei ing liim in one hip and passing diago
nally through him. His physicians say
there is no possible chance of recovery.
Geo. Daniels shot an uncle a lew years
ago, and got olf by pleading insanity,
and he is taking it very hard now in
jail, lie says he had much rather been
shot himself, than "Doe," if he just
had known what he was doing.
A Palntui Accident.
Mr. Adolnh Nelson, moulder at Messrs.
Burr im liailev's machine shops, sustained
a very paiulul itipiry last evening. He
was engaged in melting brass and it had
just been taken from the furnace when
the receptacle was accidentally turned
over and the burning brass poured on Mr.
Nelson's right foot, lie had several as
sistants. Inn none was Injured but him
se'.l. i'he foot is badly burned, the skin
having all peeled oil', and il will be several
weeks, in all probability, before Mr. Nei
iiui will be able lo put il to the ground
igaiu. We sympathize with him in his
A Postmaster in Trouble.
R.m.kioii, X. C . November 20. The
case against postmasttr Standi, recently
ippi linled postmaster at the town ol
Sclma, N. C, arrested on the charge ol
robbing many regis' cred packages, was
lo-day heard by I'. S. Commissioner Par
ncll. Standi waived exainiuaiioii, and
was bound over to await action by
the grand jury of ihe federal court. He
was iiiiin.ili.iteiv arrested for stealing
an overcoat from a store in Raleigh in
October: and on examination, was
ootiuil over lo the Male superior court.
He is a white man.
bull's Cotton Review.
Ni-w Yokk, November 20. The Sun's
cotton review sr,vs:
Futures were playing "wig" wag all
day, an early decline of a few points was
pretty fully recovered, as Liverpool de
clined and recovered. An element of
strength was an advance in silver and
India bills at London which affords little
comfort i-i Manchester, which litis been
rather due lor some days. The market
weakened after the 1 tsl call. ill sympathy
with some Southern markets wjiich were
on dow u grade and the close was weak
at about the lowest prices of the day.
'I'he Pan-American Congress).
Washington, I). C, November 20 The
Inter-National Ame ieau Conference re
assembled this afternoon. The report of
he coiiuuiitiv on crcttentinls was read,
showing ;hat all the delegates were
entitled lo i heir scats. The report was
adopted. The committee on rules next
presented ii.s report, but, as considerable
I jetiou was developed to several ol
I lie rules pr ipose l by the committee,
their report was laid aside umil Frilay
at the suggestion of the President.
The Kale Postponed.
Atlanta, Ga.. Noenibcr 20. Judge
K. T. Horsey, receiver of the Rome and
Decatur railroad, which was to have
1 ceil sold iu New York to-day. telegraphs
that by the unanimous request of the
committee of bondholders the sale of the
road has been postponed untii December
IS, when it'will be sold in the real estate
exchange, New Y'ork.
An Inquiry Ordered.
BriiA IYstii. November 20. The Gov
ernor of Ituda Pesth has ordered an in
quiry regarding tiie alleged systematic
demoralization of school girls iu this
city. Some ol the victims are said to he
ot tender years. The accused lielong to
all dassts of society.
A timsical in Kleliniond.
From the Dispatch of Yesterday we
clip the following, from which it appears
thai an Asheville lady participated in the
entertainment distinguished for its greut
musical and literary attainments:
The Jefferson Literary and Social Club
gave a musical and literary entertain
ment followed by an impomptii hop at
Sanger Hall Inst 'night.
The programme consisted of a zither
solo, by Mr. Charles K. Scbnap; piano
solo, Miss Flora Whiilnck, oi Asheville,
N. C, choruses bv a quartette consist
ing of Messrs, liinswanger, Asher,
Schaap, nnd Winstock ; a soprano solo,
bv Miss Tiliie K raker, and a recitation
by Miss Mny Michclbaeher.
Dancing was begun about 10 p.m.
and lasted until shortly after midnight.
Mr. M. 1. RatclitV, of the prolific Lei
cester township, brought us samples of
corn of his crflji of this season. It is re
markably fine, some of the cars measur
ing fourteen inches in length, and one
variety, ihe China corn, contained from
eighteen to twenty-two rows, the whole
is remarkable any where, especially "-so in
the nioutituius where earlier varieties
with smaller ears are the standard. Mr.
Ratclilf says the corn crop wasan unusu
ally fine one, both as regnrds quantity
Subscribers please add to yonr tele-
92. G. W. Pack, residence.
61. G. F. Scott, liimlxx yard.
9i). O. F. Scott, office.
GENKKAL, CITY NEWS,
There was something worth seeing at
Chamber & Weaver's last night. Eight
massive horses of the Clyde and Norman
breed were lined up in the stalls. They
averaged about 1400 pounds and were
fiflcen hands high. The owners of these
horses are Arthur Coffin & Co. This
firm was originally from Maine and have
now located in Westficld, N. C. They
had the horses shipied from Delaware,
Ohio, and will use them in their lumber
business for logging. The horses 'vcrc
reshipped on the morning train to-day.
Some idea of their size may be gained
from the fact that no collar could be ob
tained in Asheville which would fit them.
A prominent business man in the city
has gotten up quite u neat scheme
for supplying his wife with pin money.
He drops all the money made from the
sale of a particulararticle of merchandise
into a box, which is locked, and the key
if which is in his wife's possession. At
the end of the month it is turned over to
her. Bribes have been offered to prevent
., . .. r . , . . ,
the insert,,.,, of this .ten but certainly
the wives of those business men ought to
know how easy it would be for their
husbands to supply them with pin
A fine legal point was brought under
the notice of the mayor the other day.
Sallie had been assaulted with a bucket
containing hall a gallon of molasses,
The question was whether lllis could be
considered a deadly weapon or not. The all others that may hcrcalter be pro
decision finally reached was that, since nosed, and what more can anv svndicati
it had been applied externally instead of
internally, it could not be considered
The young men's meeting of the Young
Men's Christian Association will be held
at the Methodist church this evening at
S o'clock. Subject: "Life's Greatest
Questions." lob II: 1-4; Rome iii. 24-2M.
All young men arc invited.
marriage license was issued to Mr.
. E. Kuykeudell and Miss I. B. Walen,
f Buncombe county. A colored couple
went and did likewise, and Aaron belied
his name, for he didn't goligluly.
Capt. Bradley is pining fi r work, lie
had two exciting chases after darkeys
the other day but yesterday he remarked
rather regretfully, that he couldn't scare
up a single blackbird.
Mr. Strauss's cows strayed out of their
enclosure on Tuesday night and made a
raid on a darkey's cabbages and turnips.
Their supper cost Mr. Strauss two dol
lars and a half.
The Rt. Rev. Bishop T. B. Lyman, to
aether with his son William, who lives in
California, is staying at Mr. T.
man's Tahkeeostec farm. His
very ill and, if possible, will leave for
Baltimore on next Monday. The Bishop
will leave for Greensboro on the same
Among the guests at the Swaiinanoa
are Mr. S. D. Henderson and wife, and
Mrs. M. S. Oliver and Miss Mary E.
Oliver, all from New York. They will
stay in Asheville for some time and visit
the many friends they have here.
Mr. and Mrs. Fayette Brown are at
Battery Park. Mr. Brown is from Cleve
land, Ohio, and has made a large fortune
through bis connection with several
large ii on mines.
The Grand Ceulral numbers among its
prominent arrivals Mr. John C. Moses,
of New York, vice-president of the
Fidelity Trust Company.
Mr. L. Bcllingrath, who lias an interest
in the Haydeuvillc Manufacturing Com
pany, of Haydeiiville, Mass., is slopping
at the Swauuauoa.
Mr. Jackson Johnston, and family of
Franklin. N. C are 1 he niests of Cant.
Thus. I). Johnston on Grove street.
Mr. J. H. Sax ton, jr., a prominent lum
ber dealer in Knoxville. Tenn,, has
registered at Battery Park.
Mrs Hannah Exley and daughter, and
Miss Fauna Mays, of Pliiladelpnia, are
at Mrs. L. V. Brown's.
Mr. A. H.
Brown, president of the
Southern Improvement Company, was
in the city yesterday
Mrs. Lenhart and her daughters are ;
stopping at Mrs. Alice Reynolds, on
Mr. S. T. Kelscy, of the Liuville Im
provement Company, is at the Grand
The Hon. H. G. Ewnrt, member of Con
gress of this district, is in the city.
The Hon. Chas. Price, the district at
torney, is at Battery Park.
Htate Militia News.
Caotain Barnard of the Light Infantry
has received notice from the yllarU.;.j
master General that the State isrendv to '
issue overcoats toihiscomoanv. Assoon
as the measures can betaken, and thej'Id next Wednesday evening nt
necessarv blanks filled out, Capt. Barnard I o'clock-
will send in a requisition for the coats.
The regular monthly dress parade of j
the company will be held on next Friday t
night. At the same time, a coinietinve
drill for a prize medal will take place.
Owing to this, a full attendance of the
I company is expected.
In 1883 the General Assembly passed
an net, limiting each company of t lie
c. . .s j. . . -i.
Ciol l.,nrHtntivnrvjiiTlif ivinlriliiiltno
u i.., j i u
inciiioeis, wnii biiuuiu iiiil pay 'ess iiuiii
ten dollars annually to the support of the
company. The contributing members,
na well as the active members of the
I State Guard, are exempt from jury duty,
The special venires ordered at this
term of the criminal court has caused a
! rush of applicants for contributing tnem-
j bership certificates from our home company.
All Railroads to Receive Moral
Support From the City.
Last evening being the time appointed
for consideration of the propositions of
Captain Cocke and his associates, ask-
I mK f('r an appropriation of $50,000 to
each ot his roads, and that the same Ix
admitted to a popular vote. The alder
men assembled, and soon decided that it
was inexpedient to try the question be
fore the people.
Quite a lively discussion followed be
tween Captain Cocke and Mr. R.M. I'ur
maii on one side, and Captain Atkinson
on the other, involving several sparkles
of wit and satire of which even a Dickens
might have been proud. The mayor and
aldermen seemed to enjoy the fun and
everyone continued in the very best ol
Finally, alter a great deal ol talk, the
following resolution proposed by Capt.
Atkinson, was otiered by Alderman Pu!
' aml I",ssc(l IK m' -'"" :
I T,he l)oi,lnl ''' uMV mt'" lKllriily
' endorse the efforts that are being math
,. tle ()fncl.r!( , lhc Fmu.h n..d al-
Icy railroad, the Asheville and Bristol
' railroad, and the Atlanta, Asheville and
J.Jall"nore rllil1'"i!. construct thcii
lines through tins citv, and hereby pledgt
tu.mscvt.s to aj, j t.vtrv m)ral wav thi
j building of said roads,
I And so the board, as usual, did tin
wise rhing and promised all of thcii
i moral support to each of thethreeantag
onistic lines, as no doubt they will do to
What an Intelligent Gentleman
Has to Hay About It.
A gentleman from Del roit, now living
here, and a housekeeper, expresses grea
surprise at the disparagement of out
beef, as criticised by a gentleman whosi
interview with our local was reported ii
vesterdav's issue. He savs that iu all lib
experience, not infilled to the relatively
provincial eiry of Detroit, but extended
all over the United States, he li is nevei
found meat with flavor so line, and that
it is unsurpassed, except in -.egard to size,
m all other good qualities.
In fact, ill point of fatness, tenderness,
juiciness and flavor there is no bettei
beef than that now found on our mar
ket. Il has improved in all respects
within the uist few years. A connoisseur
might recognize at this season a genuini
game flavor imparled by tbe wild habit
and free range through the mountain
pastures on which the cattle ha ve thriven
and fattened. Much depends upon tin
cut and upon the cooking, and also upon
keeping the meat long enough after tui
killing to ripen properly. Meat a week
old is a verv different thing from that
served up the day after slaughter.
Free Kindergarten Hoclety.
The Asheville Free Kindergarten Aid
Society met yesterday afternoon at 3.30
o'clock p. iu. Miss Rose Chapman, tin
vice-president, presided iu the-absence ol
the president, Mrs. S. Westray Battle.
The report of the financial condition ot
the society, which was submitted by
Prof. Claxton, was very encouraging.
Without scarcely any solicitation,
$304 has been collected. The money was
given by the following parties iu the fol
Graham Manufacturing Company.
$100; a friend, $50; Mrs. Morrison, $4;
W. B. Marx, $25; Asheville lee and Coa
Company, $100; Mrs. Claxton, $5;
First Baptist church, $50; Miss Lanier.
$10; and the Methodist church. $50.
The membership of the society is grow
ing rapidly. Fifty new members have
been already added, and by the time ol
"'e lu xt
meeting, on the day after
iug al 3.30 p. m., no doubt
the number will be largely increased. It
certainly ought to be. The object is a
worthy one and the admission lee is only
A band of children, consisting of 125
members, who call themselves the Help
ing Hand Society, will give an oyster
supper at Strauss' lestauraiit on South
m street on Friday night. Tin- pro-
m.,s oi'the supper will be turned over to
this fund. Here is a chance for every one
to constributc his mite and help makt
this a success. If the little children can
do so much for charity, what ought not
the grown-up people do ? Certainly the
very least they can do is to go to this
supper and cat twice as much as they
want in order to swell the fund.
Rev. Mr. Bryan held a bible reading
at the Presbyterian church last night,
and a large congregation assembled,
i representing tne various cnurciies oi me
city. The subject, "What is Conversion!"
w" b,-v a,,d interestingly discussed by
Mr' Br-va- The next meeting
The Free Melivery
We are happy to give the information
to our renders our telegrams brought us
; Inst night that the Postmaster General
has ordered the free delivery system to
i be put into effect in Asheville on the first
day of January next. This anticipates a
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already given details ot how the svstcm
Madison Superior Court
! Is in session, Judge Whitaker presiding,
Owing to railroad detentions, the newly
j appointed Judge did not open court un
til 4 p. m. on Tuesday. The civil docket
is a light one. The case of Fortner vs.
Denver was taken up, and probably con
sumed the time of all yesterday's ses-
CMiMKNCV AHKI-lllir THE Jl'-
KY I-OK HOMiVClTT,
An Application Made for Poni
pont'iiieiil in the Murder case of
the State vt. Win. j. Fore-The
Matter lo Come up To-Uay.
An array of solid men of Buncombe
tilled the court room yesterday morning,
composing the special venire, which had
been ordered for the trial of William
Fore, for the killing of Amos Lunsford,
which sad event occurred on the aCih
day of August last, -vhile the parties
were in attendance at a camp meetiugin
Before entering upon this case, the
jury, which up to midnight of the pre
ceding day, had been patiently hearing
the evidence and arguments in the case of
tbe State vs. Mart Ihiueyeiitl, brought
in their verdict, finding the defendant
guilty of the crime of larceny and re
ceiving stolen goods, aud recommending
him to the mercy ol tliccourt. We know
nothing of the evidence of this case, but
our acipiaint.ince with the good and true
men who composed the jury, satisfies us
that their finding was correct, and a
glance at tiie'yoiithftil, boyish face of the
prisoner, explains the recommendation,
as it was honorable, both to their heads
The prisoner, I-ore, was brought into
court, attended by his counsel. Messrs.
J. M. Gudgcr and M. Ii. Carter. The
solicitor called over his witnesses, some
lventy-five in number, and announced
that the Suite was ready. Mr. Gudgcr,
in behalf of the defendant, said, that be
wished f line to prepare an affidavit,
praying a continuance, aud slated astbe
ground thereof, theabscuce of a material
witness, Mr. Ham A. Luther, of Hominy.
Mr. Luther had been summoned by the
Slate, and therefore, the defense had not
procured a subpo.'U.t lor him until yestcr
lay. when they learned that tin Solicitor
.vouhl not introduce him, and in conse-pie-.ee
of his absence from home, this
-ubpirna could not be served. The
counsel intimated tptite broadly that Mr.
Luther had absented himself, because of
.lis wish to avoid summons; saying,
Jiat he had iu a previous case done the
The court gi anted time to prepare the
iflidavil, which was soon presented in
the following words:
North Carolina, 1 Interior Court,
iiiuieomlie County. (November Term 'Mil.
Slate vs. Win. Fore Murder.
William Pore, the prisoner at the bar,
lieiug duly sworn, deposes aud says he
."innot come sately to the trial of this
-a use now, for tlie jack of the evidence of
11. A. Liilhtr. That said Luther was
irul is under subpoena issued for him
tnd the same has not been served.
By said witness delendaiil expects to
irove that prisoner drew his knile from
ais pocket and opened it after deeeaseil
aai! knocked and pulled prisnur down,
fhis testimony is necessary to meet tes
timony which, as prisoner is advised,
vill be offered bv the Slate, tending to
-ihow that the prisoner prepared a knife
ior the tight; that there is no witness by
which he can supply this testimony ; he
-Xiects to have the bettelit of this testi
mony at another time; that the absence
if Ihis wiiness is a surprise to the pris
oner: that lllis alli'.lavit is not mode for
delav. hut to obtain a lair trial.
I Signed I W. J. Fori;.
Sworn to and subscribed before me,
J. k. Patti kson, Clerk C. C.
Mr. Gudgcr argued skillfully in favor
if a coiuinuance. The solicitor opposed
be motion wilh much logic, saying that
the delcnsc acknowledged that they
knew weeks ago what Mr. Luther would
swear, and that tttev could have secured
lis presence had they wished to do so.
Capt. Carur replied to the solicitor ably
md at leugt h. refuting the charge that
ihe prisoner's counsel bad been guiltv of
legligence that thev had a right to
suppose that witness would be produced
by the State, and so soon as they discov
ered that he had been released by the so
licitor they had made all due clfort to se
cure his attendance.
At this point the solicitor wasinformed
that Mr. Luther was probably nt home
it this time, and said that he wouid con
sent to this case being laid over until
next Mondav, in order lo atVord all facil-
ty to the defense to procure his evidence.
The court ordered tbe clerk to issue
several capiases for Mr. Luther, and di
rected the shcrilTto detail as many depu
ties as might be necessary to secure his
attendance, and the case was continued
until this morning at 10 o'clock, to which
hour the venire was discharged.
Sentence was then passed upon Mnit
Hotieycut, whose term is hrce years in
The Rev. Mr. I'earMoii.
The friends of this gentleman will lie
interested in the following extract from
the Louisville Courier Journal of Sunday
The prospects are that this week the
revival services of Evangelist Koliert Ga
maliel Pearson w ill have to be removed
from the handsome Cuiulicrlniid Presby
terian church to a larger house to ac
commodate tbe steadily increasing con
gregations. Although very plain and unassuming,
Mr. Pearson has made n deep impression
on all who have heard him. There is n
fascination about his simple, direct style
that causes those who hear him once to
Baptist, Christian, Episcopal, Metho
dist anil Presbyterian preachers have at
tended and are cordial in commending
him. His morning Bible readings have
been marked features ol the revival
services. These are intended for church
mcmlicrs, nnd are largely attended and
greatly admired, many saying that he
was equal to Moody, and some that he
Mr. Pearson is not an Adonis in ap
pearance, yet he is by no means awk
ward, there being a ipiaint perfection
about his movements nnd rapid delivery
that is highly appreciated by his hearers.
His sermons are viry scriptural, largely
. 1,-fi if-nam.