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FRIDAY. Air.l'ST Ito,
THK FAl.I. i;u:cTixi4.
Iti an ably written ediun ial cuturrnin
the fall elections occurriiii! in the I'liiled
States this year, the able ami tar-sccin
Haiti...".? Sun tints discourses:
"The elections this fall, while not a
important as some previous ones, prcs
cut, nevertheless, some points ol consul
era hie interest. A oucstion to le an
swered is whetlier the tact thai the ad
ministration is Republican alVeet tlu
solidity of the Democratic party in ccr
tain Southern States. Another ipustioi
is as to the extent of the losses the Ke
nulilicaii nartv mav be expected to sutler
m certain Northern States by reason o
the reaction against the protective policy
and the Itirlhercircunistanccs that this is
an 4lulf" vear. It cm hanllv lie assume
that the season hup. lnijtiii auspiciiul
for the party represented by the present
administration, Kentucky, which vu
expected to show I 'camera tie 1 sscs. h.iv
exhibited lare jjaiiis instead. Mi
eheer will be prndiiced if. as seems likely
the ( letober elections in .-1 1 1 i i i t 1 1 . the
two Dakotas and Montana place thest
new States in the Republican told. Tlu
two I'akotas are certainly Rcptdtlicau
It Washington the Democrats had per
Imps at one time a tiLthunn' chance, but
l hey have lost it, and t lie Male is con
ceded even by Impend Democrats. Mui
tana is still in doubt, but the resource?
at Mr. (Juay'sdisposal are thought to U
adeiiuale to decide its tale. In anv event
a majority of the new States will he.
their career of statehood Republican
tact upon which the managers of thai
party have very uood reason to con
jjratulale themselves, in view o
the narrowness ot their major
it v just now in the IIousv
and Senate. As the new States an
likely to continue for years the atlitmli
assumed at the lirsi election, the ad
vantages gained in i 'ctober promise t
be valuable. The siibsefpieut contests u
Maryland. .Massachusetts, .Mississippi
Iowa. New York, New lersev, I'enusvl
vania, )hio and Virginia, preseul in eacl
case some feature ot special interest
Nearly all in the list arc expected to re
peat their teccnl political history. Ni
one anticipates a change, for example, ii
Mississippi or Massachusetts, but smut
ot the i it hers notably New orU a in
Ohio are enough in doubt lo create ex
eitement. In the Kuipirc State the object
ot duel concern is the Legislature, t hi
Republican majority at Albanyisat prcs
cut forty, but 'nivernor Hill, who is otu
of the shrewdest politicians of our time
thinks he can replace it with a Demo-
era tic ma j ori tv. He is at work with that
object in view, and if successful will wi-h
it is said,, to be chosen to the I'nitei
States Senate to succeed Senator Kvaris
Messrs. D'.pcwauil 1'latt are his Republi
can competitors, with the chances ii
ease Legislature continues Republican on
joint ballot 111 lavor ot I'lall. 1 Ik
struurle between the two ureal pariicp
m New York tor mastery at Albany wili
he spiced, probably, by a I 'rohibitiou de
fection from both, but without such a
feature it will be iutenselv interestini;.
Two such political acrobats as Hill and
Dcpcw have rarelv been pitted against
each otlier. In I'ennsylania the Pro
hibitionists are expected to make an im
pressivc demonstration. I he contest
there is over the minor State oilicers, but
the I'rohibi'.iouists resent what they cal
their "betrayal" bv the Republicans it
the recent vole on I 'rohibitiou, and will
this tall take Lneir revenue. What it will
amount to, it is impossible to sav
Probably a reduction 01 the usual Re
publican majority will be the only practi
cal result. In Ohio i here are tends aim mil
the leaders of the dominant party which
encourage its opponents to make
active canvass of ihe State. Thcli'-ht
however, a verv up-hill atlair. The
Democrats have a larye majority
overcome, and have against them the
mlluence ot the administration. A uota
ble feature of th. Democratic canvass
iinistratniLr tne tendency ot opinion is
the strong tarn) rclonn basis on which it
is made. Not Umg since that political
tnons"osity, the hiLrh-lanlt I )cinicrat.
was prominent tn the Democratic part
of Ohio, and was found in considerable
numbers in Congress. His voice was
loud, and his effort to reverse the tra
ditional policy ot his parly was con
spicuous. Hut in I lliio. as in many other
States, the Democrats that advocate the
continuance ot an oppressive war taritl
are disappearing, and are bein; replaced
in public lite by advanced reformers.
Virginia will naturally attract more at
tention this fall than any other State.
There the contest is regarded bv mauv
not merely as a combat between the local
parties, but a test of the practicability ot
the President's Southern policy. Will the
supposed protectionist Democrats of
Virginia be induced bv the substantial
favors of the administration to change
their party connections and vote tor
Mahone? Is the economic issue of more
importance, in the opinion ot the a vera ye
protectionist Democrat ol Virginia, than
the retention of the eountv and Slate ad
ministrations in the hands of the edu
cated classes, that is to say, of the
whites? Mahoneism in its newest phase
means the plaeiiio; of power in local as
well as State atlairs to an increased ex
text in the hands of the colored jK'ople
Formerly there was a considerable mini
ler of influential white Republicans who
noted with Mahone, sharing with him
the control ol the party and holding the
offices in its urilt, but these have now
been driven out. They no longer temer
Willi tneir presence the tendency to seala
waism.of which Virginians Ljcnci ally are
in Krent dread. The revolt against ! tlK-
tieket nominated at Norfolk is therefore
extending, and politiculseersofexieri nee
are positive that Virginia will not this
i i... ti i i-
uiiijoiu tiiccoiuniu ui ncpuoucaii Mates.
It Makes A Ureal Difference.
The nomination of three ex-Confederates
nt the Norfolk convention has not
excited the cry of rae from Maine to
California that one miht have expected.
General Mahone, the candidate for Gov
ernor, was a leading spirit in the terrible
slaughter that followed the futile explo
sion of the "crater" at Petersburg during
the siege of that place. Hut for him the
result of the explosion might have been
an curlier triumph of the I'nion cause,
instead of the destruction of a great
number of colored soldiers. Vet there is
-no cry against him from Senator Chand
ler, of New Hampshire, nor from Senator
Sherman, of Ohio. Ingalls, too, is silent.
Exceptional activity in behalf of the
Confederate cause is not, therefore, it
appear, a matter for denunciation in
cases where the ex-Con federate is now
acting with the party of high tariffs.
The Springfield (Mass.) Republican in
an editorial commenting upon Corporal
Tanner's idiotie seecli at Chautauqua
Sunday, does not take the pains toelothe
its contempt for that personage in tine
words or to beat about the bush in
charging the administration with having
appointed to a high otlice a man whose
lack of ordinary common sense is shame
fully apparent, ami whose re.-ent utter
ances have been and will ever be re
garded by decent Republicans with a de
gree of disgust that is painful to ob
serve. The Republican goes on:
Pension Commissioner Tanner's ramb
hutr sneeeh at Chautauqua on Sunday
onlv serves to strengthen the impression
that the man is scandalously out ot
'-cr in his present office, and ought
v-r . have been appointed to the re
Miousihilit v. lie views the soldier alto
gether as a hireling, estimating the value
of bis serviers. sufferings and wounds in
dollars am! cents ; and the nation's debt to
the veieranscau be fully paid in standard
dollars, according to Ins notion, "Ut
-ot forty-three eculs a day," he ex
claimed, "to stand up ami be shot at,'
and he charges tht newspaiiers with con
deinuing him and the veterans as thicvis
and burglars because thev are now seek
ing their iust dues. This is characteristic
il'llic-man who has employed bis titnea
i high department official in placing hi
ianiily in office, relating the pensions ol
and granting arrears to the salaried
members of the pension bureau, expedit
ing the cases o a few favored claimants
and pouring money into the pockets ot
the rich Senator Alaiiilcrsou.
Itut Tanner as a tinancicris too cotni
ieal. "l-er lax-paver." he savs. "ought
;o be in !avor ot pensions because the
money is diirdiuted in every city, villagt
un! hamlei." Then he expresses "thanks
:n (tod" thai he mav be able, "without
-;cit ntilic 'Knowledge, to transmute some
if the hidden co:u of the republic hit
itod's golden sunshine and semi it stream
nig into the homes of the sutleriiig"
Mich, for example, as that of Sctiatoi
Maudersoii. His idea is to keep money
moving, ami he thinks cveiy lax-payer
ouuhL to gne dtiwu wilhngK . ptsl to see
iiis money move. We qm-tiiu whether,
incc the "foundation of the govt ruincul,
a high official ol Stan-ever before mailt
s ludicrous an exhibition ot Ins lack ot
-irdinary common scum-. He will prove
a niuht mare to t he ailtninilt a t ion hctorc
he uets bat k Iroin Milwaukee. Why did
l hey ever let Tanner go oiV in this way :
or rather, why was lie cvei pui in a platv
w here he coiild have the opporinnity to
Mahout-' UUli' .Scht uif.
The abilitv and eunning of Cencral
lahonc. are nualiiies w liu li no one will
leuy him. 1 1 is supci tor in party tactics
it would be ditiicult to lind. and we can
not resist the iuipnssiou, whatever may
appear on Hie surlaee -i ht campaign.
that Ins light will be made to secure the
-eat in the Senate from which lie was
listed by Major John W . I'antel. The
Ideal oi Captain !KKiiiik la must re
gard as n.-x, to imposMlilc. The I emo
i.tev should, tlicretoiv. he wai v. and not
iKinnt the tin: enialorial honor to blind
them to the import, nice of the Legislative
lections. The ( ieucral will attach little
iiiqiortance to lie executive otlice it he
.an again d"ii Senatorial robes.
its Tlie Itlack niamoitil C analian ?
The absurd international question
raised by the seizure ol the seal-steamer
IHaek I'latuond ihrealens to become a
roaring larce. U is iutiniated aL the
State I k par Linen t at Washington that
the lUaek liainoud is. alter all, an Amer
ican and not a Canadian vessel, being
owned chietly or entirely by citizens ot
me I'niied Males. We are considered
lortunate in the tacl that the ves-cl
lint. a was (tared, owned bv our consul
at icioria. The joke of the situation at
preseul is on i he Canadians, who have
grown red in the lace with crying out
o cr l lie outrage ot seizing one o iheir
vessels in lite open sea seventy miles
Congressman I'lood of the ICluiira dis
trict is only one of mauv prominent Re
publican: who think it grosslv improper
that Commissioner Tanner should "slosh
around theeouutrv oftci mg gratuitous
and loaiensh insults to members ot Con
ress, anil .Mr. l lood has companions
among Kcpuhlicau L ougi essmeii m the
resolve "r.ot to rest easy until Tanner is
scalped." '1 he Corporal enjoys all this
luigelv. lie ha- never bclorc been the
center of so gicat a commotion, and fir
and furv are his delights.
On the action of the National Iviicami
incut at Milwaukee will m a great degree
depend liie future of the (rand Armv
Capture by partisans is always fatal to
patriotic organizations based oil iheidea
of ignoring partv dihVrcuees. As an ad
junct to the Tanner machine the mag
nificent association would soon go into
i M" course there isn't such a thing as
Ibn glarv Trust, but it does seem that
"ihe enterprising burglar is a-burgling
these nights with unwonted activity
The burglar would scorn, on altruistic
grounds, to stand in and whack up with
a 1 rust.
The yeast of deviltry is in the Itritisl
ilrcad Trust especiallv when mauv thou
sand London dock men and laborers are
eating the husks of hunger and picking
the crumbs of despair. One-half the
world doesn't stop to think how cruel
it is to the other halt.
The inability of the ordinary brass
uaiid to plav anything hut "Marching
l hrough lit-orgia when Mierman is pres
ent must make the old hero sorrv everv
dav of his life that he ever marched
Ir. I'arkerl'rays cream Van-Ola, Rosa
line, Ongaline and Diamond nail powder
having now lecomc the ladies' favorites,
at P. L. Jacob's drug store, these popular
manicure articles may always Ijc lound
together with pocket emery hoard, or
ange wood sticks, nail scissors, files and
other such requisites. Also a complete
line of drugs and toilet articles, in addi
tion to the Ilelte Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks are disjensed. Cor
ner Main street and I'ntton avenue.
The cat, after making its protest, fre
quently rises to give some additional
claws to her argument.
It is very important in this age of vast
material progess that a rented v be pleas
ing to the taste and to the eye, easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
heal tin in us nature nndctlects. I'ossess-
ing these qualities. Syrup of Figs is the
me Krtect laxative and most gentle diu
The Jersev mosquito is the only bird
which cannot lc classed as a bijed.
The largest stock and liest assortment
ot underwear in Asheville at V hillock's.
There is no use in keeping talent hid.
If a road horse has seed he should trot
WE ARE BUSY.
Think of it ! At this season
of the year, when everyone
is complaining of dull trade.
We have more than we can
do. Our store is crowded
from morningtill night with
customers ma king purchases.
OUR PRICES EXPLAIN ALL !
Our buyer is now in the
Northern markets, selecting
one of the finest stocks of
Dry Goods and Shoes
ever lii-ought to this market.
And to make room for Fall
Arrivals, we a re offering some
Sl'KClAL UAlUiAINS in the
following goods :
An elegant pair of Lace Cur
tains for NOc; formerly
sold for !? 1.10.
1WHASOLS We have a few
plain Black Silk, and
fancy colors, which we
are closing out at cost.
A few hundred Bcinnnnts of
Dry (ioods left, which are
going at half their value.
We are giving some special
Ladies' Flue Dress Goods,
Trimmings. Sa tines, (ling
hams. Hosiery, etc
We especially invitethe La
dies to call and examine our
uneipialed line, whetlier they
want to buy 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.
BOSTIC BROS. .V- WUKiHT.
HOOKS AND STATIONERY,
ARTISTS' Jl tTKRIAI.S,
i:n;ini:i:ks' si i'i'i.n;s,
I'lCTCKliS ANIl FKAMKS,
ikii.i.s. toys ami c.amrs.
wi:ktivhn n. c. hcf.nks,
wrni rii'iTnr.KAi'lue anh hanh-
22 S. Main Street.
ARTHUR HI. FIELD,
Warranted to unsay as represented,
CuRruntecd 00O-1OO0 line.
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION
Is that fine lot of ENGLISH BRIDLES and
THKKIi-HORN CHAMOIS SEAT SADDLES
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he is selling all
goods In his line.
He has increased his force and Intends to
meet the demand.
TLANTIC COAST LINB
On and after this date the following sched
ules will be run over it "Columbia Division."
No. 53 Leaves Columbia 6.20 p. m.
Arrives at Charleston 9.30 p.m.
No. 63 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a.m.
Arrives at Columbia 11.65 a. m.
Connecting with trains to and from all
points on the Charlotte. Columbia Ac An
grusta and Colombia & Greenville Railroads.
T. M. EMBRSON, Oca. Pas. Afft.
J. P. DBVI.NB, Gen. Snpt.
AVe aw preparing to go to
New York to wclvt our Fall
and Winter (lood-s ami we
want a lot of Money. Our
offers of Hargains have pan
ned out very well. We have
sold lots of goods, but we
had lots of theni, and we
have quite a lot yet which
you can luy at your own
price. We think we put away
for thu iifxt ni'ihson fewer
goods than any merchant in
Asheville. 11 V don't want to
lut ;n ;i.y ituy. We want to
sell them, and we want to
sell them badly. We are
going (o buy a big stock and
we want the room to place
them in. hut moivtliiin that.
u c iivj t ln'ruxli tobuy them
with. This has been the se
cret of our low prices. We
represent a. man who has an
ocean of money. lie buys
thousands where other jteo
ple buy doxi'iis. He expects
us to sell goods quick, at a
small proht, and to send or
carry him the money. So
far we have not disappointed
him. Our sale of Dress (ioods
at cost continues, and will
until all are sold. We have
six Ice Cream Freezers, two
each of 2, and lqunrtsizes.
We shall buy no more this
season. You can get either
of these Freezers lower than
they have ever been offered
before. You 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 noon as it is known
that we are out prices will
advance innrk the pivdh
tion. We shall have in store
by the time you read this the
largest stock of Ribbons,
Velveteens, Vlushes, and Vel
vets ever shown in Asheville.
Fall Styles, New (Ioods, nt
'Racket Trices." Come and
Continue to nuuk a daily in
crease in the volume of retail
business at T. C. Smith &
Co.'s Drug Store. Raying
goods in large quantities, 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
ha ve five professional experts
of long ex peril 'lice in order to
insure increased efliciency in
this department. This gives
promptness in preparation,
correctness in execution anil
quick delivery of medicines
dispensed. This handsome
Drug Store, the pride of Ashe
ville. located in the heart of
the 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 enter (rising and generous
J. V. SCIIARTLE,
4 N. Main St.
Will collect debts fir anyone in the cltv for
ler cent. Goon futilities for renting nnd col
lecting rents on houses. Will sell furniture
on weekly payments.
At Plair's Furniture Store,
H7 1'utton Avon nr.
References given. innr14rtftni
DEAL BR IN-
FAMILYGROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for Rccms Creek Woolcu Mills.
North Main . A.lierllle, N. C.
THE ASHEYILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
P. O. Box P.
marl 3ri ly
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
The Hand Laundry will open on Monday,
at the foot of Mrs. Wilson's hill, under the
management of G. W. HiKins. f
All work done neatly by hand.
The Best are
n rw TOT
Farrell & Co.,
A larRr eleven room Brick Hon nr. together
with kitchen and servant.' house and good
' " roniain. x acres. Sfeweraxcand
good bath rooms. Comoletelv fnrnl.h- A in
every part. Likewise, a good Piano, if
nevuea. AppiJ lo
au22 dtf NATT ATKINSON & SON.
To rent, by a family of live, a furnished
house. Mast be well located and have all
necessary outhouses. Would be willing to
board with private family, no other board
Apply by letter or ia person to
1NO. B. ROBINSON,
au30 dtf Battery Park.
GHAS. D. BLANTON & CO,
MEN'S A3VD BOYS'
Our iiiin is to till ii lon felt
anil vc will oiicn nhont Sciitciiilior 1, with tint most com
plete line of nothing for Men
Our Mr. ("HAS. BLANTON
ern markets with the ready
t Financiai Success
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 re ilete with all the Novelties of the season fn the
way of Neckwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will receive due attention, and in it can be found from the
conventional High Hat down to the Soft Knock-about,
We ha ve ahvady placed our order for a line of
MEN'S FINE SHOES
With one of the most popular makers.
Our mode of business shall be STRICTLY ONE 1'iUCE,
and all goods warranted as represented or money refunded.
Our opening will be unnounced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothiera,
Patlon Avenue, -
want in the city of Anlii'viHe.
and Boys ever shown in this
goes to Northern and East
cash which insures to the new
- Asheville, N C.