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Tfl-SPAY, AIT.rST J7, tSS'l.
AFRICAN 1. rui.; V.
The Baltimore Simid'a rtveul ilate
we liave mislaid tlie etipy lias a very iii
Urestiiij,' nrliclc su;estinj,' the almvc
tnpie, and some pleasant speculations as
tn the lij;h!it to lie thrown upon it as
discovery promises toilispel the ilarliness
that has overlaid the Hark continent lot
uncounted centuries. Sot'ai'as the clhnol
ot;y of the nero proper is concerned,
liht can not lie expected where not a ray
burns in the present or can lie thrown
hack into the past. Ignorance has cn
shrouded everything, and there is not a
link of tradition that connects with even
the nearest prca-diiii; cncralioii. Hut
Africa is not peopled altogether liy ue
jroes; many races have from time to
time iuiprcssil their marks upon it. even
to the extent ofa civilization like that ol
the Ivuypiians. a culture and enterprise
like that of the Cartha.yiiiians, a refine
ment and wealth like that of the old
Ivlhiopiaus ; and in more modern times
the Moors, the Bcrlicrs, the Tuarics, ot
the North: and the Zulus, and L'all're
the South, all ol them Africans, lint none
ofthcin negroes, have made thcniselvc
All ol these, however, luisy themsclve
in that universal business of Africa, from
Cape Bon to theC'ape oftiood Hopt ol
ditl ; and in the universal hotch-potch'
u shivc cartivan, drai;i;cil to one or othe
of the coasts of the continent, miyht be
found amout; the unhappy wretches, vie
tims who were not all nc'Tocs but
doomed to the same haul destine, souk
of them, like the old doy Tray offal
punished for luini; in bad company. Am
it is this heterogenous mixture ol'Atri
cans in the barraeoons or in the slavt
ships, subseiim inly in thcAmerican slavt
markets, that suists to the Sun the
probable iuipiiry into the subicct o
yeuealoy, as the more eidihtenti
negroes tniijit !md curiosity awak
cued to know froui ulioin thev
are descended. No doubt what w..
known in eneraliinu; term as I hi
"r.uiuea Nei;ro' lor-ued b ,ar llie lare
uiitiiher of sl;ies iniiiorted into tin
ruileil States; and their descendants fur
uish the hither proportion of the present
neLiro population of the eountrv. Thi'
slightest observatiiiu w ill . liow iimou;
our nero population, in those ease
even where thei'e is no admixture i
white blood, marked diversities in fe;i
tnre, eompli xion, shape of the head, ami
mental and moral peculiarities.
We recall a striking instance ol theeoi
dition ot slavery imposed upon one vh
was not a nci;ro: w ho possible was not
even tin African, but who, like the alore
said Tray, paid the penaltv of bad com
panv. lie was never married, at least
in his condition ol slave, and lett no de
seendanis curious about their origin ; but
weeitc his case as illustration ol what
iniht have been, and most likely hat
bein in numerous eases. Yc speak of :
man whom we never saw, but lie
iu in our younger days, and of w hom
from the peculiaritv ol his case, we used
to hear much.
In the early part, of this cent ury, when
the slave trade was still a leeal one, and
when New Kuidnnd vessels made rcnilv
exchange for their rum into neuro slav
and toituil muck and iirolitable sale tin
their return carpus in the Southern
Tinted Stales, one of them came into the
port ot t. narieston. 1 lie "nods were
soon disposed of, in prime condition in
doubt; tor tins was lielore the davs ol
the horrible "middle passage." I If onlv
one of these slaves have we any knowl
edge. Not lonj; after the car,L;o was dis
posed ol, a man, whether uero or not
w'us not asked, but evidently a nuiawav
slave, was arrested in the countv i.l
Bladen, in this State, and lodged in the
jail at Klizabclh. lie was duly adver
tised in the Wilmington and I'ayettcville
papers, the only publications then exist
ing in that part of tin- Stale, anil proba
bly without a subscriber or reader out
side of the State. At the cnil of six
mouths, there Ixinj,' no claimant, the
sheriff of Bladen, according to law, ex
posed the runaway at public vendue, for
payment of costs. While in the jail, the
captive filled the walls with characters
unknown to the cople, but evidently the
chiro,'rapliy ol some language reduced to
writing. Some traveler, chancing to pass
through Kliz.'ibcth, heard of the stranger
and visited him, and recognized the char
acters as Arabic, with which he was fa
miliar, and a friendly relation was estab
lished iKtween tl e visitor and the pris
oner, thconly result ofvvhieh was that the
latter was purchased by a humancand in
telligent gentleman. He becanietheslavc,
nominally, of John Owen, afterwards a
governor of Xorlh Carolina, a larjie
planter on the Caie Pear river. Ivxcept
in name, lie was free to do what lie
pleased. He was (ioveinor Owcn'sard
encr. He had lodjjiiiKS ami a table of
his own, and was treated with a kind of
tender resicct which went far to soften
the hardships of his condition. He was
named Moreau; and, after he had ac
quired some familiarity with the English
tongue, was able to throw sonic lijjit
uion his history. From what we remem
ber, he must have been an Arab of North
ern Africa, a Sheik probably, of one of
the many predatory tribes of that sec
tion. He said he had gone out in a slave
hunting or slave buying exieilition, and,
wandering down into the interior, was
met and captured, with all his slaves
and companions by a party of Portu
guese shivers stronger than his own.
They were taken to the mouth of the
Congo river, and then shipped to Amer
ica. Moreau is described as a tall, well
funned, dark skinned man with regular
features, and. in his old age, with long
white beard, lie hail bcena Mahometan,
lie became a devout Christian, an active
member of the Presbyterian church, a
regular attendant upon the synods, and
we were informed, a useful member Irom
his knowledge of Hebrew us well as
Arabic. He made the impression that in
his own country he had been a learned
man. lie was a modest and an humble
one. He was olleicd liberty and the
means of returning home, which he de-
I. thanking (lod that his lot had
.V.-.U made a happy one, and that his
soul had been illuminated wilh the light
ol the I'liispel. lie died within our mem
ory; and, though we never saw him, we
have heard so much of him from those
who knew him well that old Moreau is a
living picturcin our mind.
Without doubt there were other Mo
icaus in the Tinted States, nun whose
lives were neither so blessed as his nor so
solitary; and in the blood of their dc-
scciiilculs may be found that impatience
of restraint which finds its expression in
resistance and violence.
It mav almost be sali'ly said that the
davs of camp meeting usefulness have
passed. H t hi u good in the past no one
will rise to ipiesiiou. Through them the
osiel has been made known to those
.vho w ould other wise never have heard it;
and the icniarkable earnestness of the
preachers, their zeal, their phenomenal
eloiuiencc, their wonderful ability, made
impressions that did not hideaway when
the fires of enthusiasm died down and
when reason succeeded to emotion. Men
were preaching the gospel with apostolic
arncstness; men were scckiui: salvation
.villi the sincerely of humility. Then
he churches in the country were few; the
ueachcrs also were tew : ami the camp
Heeling was set up in the wilderness as
'.he great tabernacle t" which seekers
ilicr the truth might repair, .is the only
hi I die place to which the gospel could
onveilicntly be biolighl i.. the hearing
What was lesiulei! to as iiivc-siiy was
icrpetualeil through custom and enilear
.d by association. The arvtit jjimnI once
tone was naturally tiiiuihi possible ot
icrpetuatioll. I l the good men and the
;nuil women who hold tenaciously and
iiteetii match to camp mcccing traditions
nit a word nor a thought ot censure can
irisc. Around those old meetings, eoti
bictcd with primitive ami patriarchal
.un ity and sincerity must also cling the
nilicst and the liinlcrcst ol associations.
I'llcy stand out in grand relief against a
lark back ground of religions ignorance
old negligence, as the places where once
'-oil was worshipped in spirit and in
Bui auotherera hascomc. Population
lias increased, cliurcues have multiplied,
preachers almost crow d each other in
;heir.ealln good work. Therefore the
jiceuliai character of the cam) meeting is
O'lic; its needs have been supplied by more
.'invenieiit agencies. And it cannot he
kiiiul that the motives whieh once led
'.o ilk' camp meeting tire not what once
;hey were. They survive in many, they
lo not exist at all in others. The eager
icss to attend an annua gathering docs
aot tlnd its inspiration in religious fer
vors. The conduct of many on the
grounds that ought to be holy grounds,
is the reverse of piety. The lamentable
tragedy of Sunday last must elHciently
fix attention upon the proniiscpous char
acter ot the crowds in attendance, their
worldiness, and the inevitable incidental
disorders of the camp meeting.
Till-; K.MIWII.l.t: AITIIIKKT.
Hue more victim has been added to the
list of dead by the recent accident, the
whole number being now live. Mr. I-'.
Hockcujos died on Sunday morning. lie
was a native of Haden-Badcn. was forty -.'ight
years old, and came to Ixnoxvillein
The wounded all seem to be doing well
and give hope of recovery.
Il would appear that I" red houglas,
appointed minister to llayti, is about li
be recalled bitiirc he litis ever taken pus
sion ol his government. The nier
v hauls of New York w.aut a business mar
ippointcd, which is natural enough in
the confused state of Haytian affairs.
llayti is now no place for fuss and leath
ers ol the kind that HoiiLrlass onlv would
i'r. i'arker I 'rays cream Ynn- la, Kos;
line, ( Ingaliue anil linmoud nail powder
having now lieeoine the ladies' favorites
at I-. L. lacob's drug store, these popular
manicure articles may .always lie lound.
logeiucr wiiu pocKci emerv Hoard, nr-
nge wood sticks, nail scissors, files and
ther such requisites. Also a complete
line of drugs and toilet articles, in addi
tion to the Helie Soda l'ountain from
which ice cold drinks are dispensed. Cor
tier Main street and Palton avenue.
A Clever I liinesie Xrlck.
San f'raneiseo Chronicle.
Sergeant Whitman arrested a liiurhbiii-
ler the other night, mid wdiile searchinir
him found a clever device which explains
l lie phenomenal luck tliat wily .Mongolian
has been enjoying at poker of late. The
irrangenient consists ot a steel elm.
which is hastened inside of one sleeve.
Two cords reach up the sleeve, across the
breast and down the other sleeve to the
hand, w here one is fastened to the thumb
mil the other to one of the fingers.
liv a pull ol one cord the clip reaches
out and takes in a card, which is at once
drawn up the sleeve. Pulling the other
ord causes the card to lie shot out into
the hand of the plaver with lightning ra
pidity, and without any part of the mech-
misni iK'ing exposed. 1 he te low who
had the machine fought strenuously
iganisi giving it up.
It is very important in this age of vast
material progess that a remedy lie pleas
ing to me taste anu to the eye, easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
healthy in its nature and effects. Possess
ing these qualities, Syrup of Figs is the
one perfect laxative und most gentle diu
WE ARE BUSY.
Think of it! At this season
of thi .vciir, when pycpyoiip
is coiiiilainiii",' of dull tinilib
We ha yo more than we can
do. Our store is crowded
from niorniii".till nifiht with
customers making purchases.
OUR PRICES EXPLAIN ALL !
Our Imiyit is now in the
Northern markets, select iiifi"
one of the iiuest stocks of
Dry Goods and Shoes
e er brought to this market.
And to make room for Fall
ArriYals. we a re offering sonic
SI'KCIAL P.AKdAlNS in the
An elegant pair of I -ace ( 'ur
tains lor SOc; formerly
sold for $1.10.
I'AIIASOLS We ha yc a few
plain I'.lack Silk, and
fancy colors, which we
a re closing out at cost.
A few hundred Ki'iiiiianls of
Pry (ioods left, which are
lioino' at half their Yalue.
We are oiviii"' some special
Ladies' Fine Dress Goods,
Trimmings. Sa tines. Oiii".
liams. Hosiery, etc
We especially invitet he La
dies to call and examine our
uneipialed line, whether they
want to 1 my or not . as it isa
pleasure for us to show our
You will never know how
cheap you can buy until you
trade once with us.
P.OSTIC 15KOS. tV WHKMIT.
ItOOKN ANU STATION ICR Y,
I'lCTI KKS AMI l'l(.Mi;s,
I'.Wl'V 111 Mil IS,
III.AXK HOOKS, IIVlvRVIiKAIIi;,
Hill. I. s, TllS A N 1 1 HAMIvS.
vi..sti:kk !s.c. sci:mi;s,
IUITII PUiiTim'.UAI'IIIC AMI 1IANH-
22 S. Main Street.
ARTHUR 31. FIELD,
LLnUlllU JLII LLLII;
GltAIH ATE OPTICIAN.
a i.i- c;oi n
Warranted to assay iim reliresellteil.
( Miarunui il 1M M 1 1 MM I line.
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION
Is that line lut of E.Nt'.I.lSH IIKIIII.KS anil
TllKlili-lluKN CHAMOIS SliA'i' SA1IIII.KS
J. M. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prict-H ut which he is uelltnK all
oodn in his line.
He has increased his force and intends to
meet the demand.
TLANTIC COAST 'LINE
On and after this date the fnllnwinir sched
ules will lie run over its "Columbia Division."
No. 53 Leaves Columbia 5.20 p. m.
Arrives at Charleston 9.30 p. m.
No. 52 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a. m.
Arrives at Columbia ll.fV6 a. m.
ConneetiiiK with trains to and from all
points on the Charlotte. Columbia Ac Au
KUfta and Columbia Ut Greenville Kail roads.
T. M. EMERSON, Gen. Pass. AsU
J. P. DEVINU, Gen. Supt.
We are preparing' to go to
New York to select our Tall
and Winter (ioods and we
want a lot of Money. Our
offers of 15arfi'ains have pan
ned out very well. We have
sold lots of goods, lint we
had lots of them, and we
have quite a lot yet which
you can buy at your own
price. We think we put away
for tliv tn'xt .season fewer
goods t han any merchant in
Asheville. W'e don't want to
nit ;n;iy tiny. We want to
sell them, and we want to
sell them badly. We are
going to buy a big stock and
we waul the room to place
them in. hut nion-t li.-ui tluit.
ice ;in1 ec'.s tobuy them
with. This has been the se
cret of our low i rices. We
represent a man who has an
ocean of money, lie buys
1 Ik m.sn mis where other jeo
ple buy dozens, lie expects
us to sell goods quick, at a
small prolit, and to send or
carry him the money. So
far we have not disappointed
him. Our sale of Dress (Ioods
at cost cont iiiues. and will
until all are sold. We have
six Ice Cream Freezers, two
each of '2. ' and 1 quart sizes.
We shall buy no more this
season. You can get either
of these Freezers lower than
they have ever been offered
before. Von will want one
next summer if not now. A
few Hummocks and Croquet
Setts are yet with us. We
shall let them go very .low.
We need the room and want
the money they represent to
put into something' for Fall
and Winter use. A few dozen
Fruit Jars (Mason's) on
hand. They are going very
fast. As soon as it is known
that we are out prices will
advance murk the jnvd'w
tion. Wo shall ha ve in store
by the time you read thisthe
largest stock of Ribbons,'
Velveteens, Plushes, and Vel
vets ever show n in Asheville.
Fall Styles, New (ioods, at
'"Racket Prices." Come and
Continue to ma-ik a daily in
crease in the volume of retail
business at T. C. Smith &
Co.'s Drug Store, l'.uying
goods in large (plant it ies, se
curing best discounts and
often free delivery of goods,
they share these advantages
with their customers. Their
Prescription business has
outgrown their most san
guine expectations. They
have live professional experts
of long experience in order to
insure increased ellicieiicy in
this department. This gives
promptness in preparation,
correctness in execution and
quick delivery of medicines
dispensed. This handsome
Drug Store, t he prideof Ashe
ville. located in the heart of
t he city, is easy of access, and
possesses an air of comfort
and elegance. The rapid
success of thisllouseinbuild
ing up a prosperous business
demonstrates the fact that
they are fast securing the
confidence and patronage of
an enterprising and generous
J. V. &CIIARTLE,
42 N. Main St.
Will collect debts for anyone in the citv for
IKTccnt. Good facilities tor renting and col
lecting rents 011 lunises. Will set! furniture
on wccklv pavnicntK.
.. H. JOHNSON,
At Hlnir's l-'urnilurc Store,
.'t7 I'alton Avenue.
References uiven. m:ir1 4-dm
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
AKi'tlt fur NccniR Crock Wimli-n Milltt.
North Main - Anhcrlllr, N. C.
WM. R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
I'. O. Box I".
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER,
MUKGANTOS, N. C.
MANUFACTURES ALL KINDS OF DRESSED
INSIlii; FINISH in yuicn Annc and ull styles
now in use.
Mouldings u( various kinds.
C'nn compete in prices with uny manufact
urer in the South.
Two 0-room Cottages on I lepot street. Otic
ll-room cottage at Asheville Junction.
Offices in Hendry block, North Court
Siiunre. Apply to J. A. TKNNUNT.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
The Hand Laundry will oien on Monday
at the foot of Mrs. Wilson's hill, under the
management of G. W. HiKins.
All work done neatly by hnnd.
A InrK' eleven room Hrick House, together
with kitchen and servant' house and tznml
bam. Lot contains acre. ScwcriiKcand
uood hnth rooms. Completely furnish d in
every part. Likewise, a Kod Piano, if
neencu. Apply 10
ao22 dtf NATT ATKINSON & SON.
I il U I I I I I cored st horn wtta
1 I ISmmSiZiZ B. M WOOU.RT. M O.
frblodnwlT tn th ut
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO,
MEN'S AND ROYS'
Our iiim is lo fill n Ion?;' felt wn lit in llio city of Aslicvillc.
ui(l vi will o'ii nlioiif ScplcinlMT 1, witli tin most coiu
lilctc line of t'lolliinj;' for Men iiixl I Joys over shown in tlii.s
Our Mr. ('MAS. HLAXTO.N o'ocs to Nortlicrn and Kiist
crn niiirkcts with the rcntly ensh which insures to the new
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will receive our special attention, and to this we will call
the especial attention of Mothers. Sisters and Aunts.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will be replete with all the Novelties of the season in tlui
way of Neckwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will receive clue attention, and in it can be found from the
conventional High Hat down to the Soft Knock-about.
We have already placed our order for a lino of
MEN'S FINE SHOES
With one of the most popular makers.
Our mode of business shall be STRICTLY ONE I'lUt'E.
and all goods warranted as represented or money refunded..
Our oiK'iiing w ill be announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO., .
One Price Clothiers,
Asheville, N C.