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SATl'KDAY, A I'd I 'ST 31, ISS'J.
THE VKTIiKAKiS RIvI'MOM AT
Keuilling the three thivs' sjathctini,' at
Waynesville ot the survivors ol'smh il
the North Carolina soldiers of the late
war as were recruited in Haywood and
adjacent counties, we ate struck will)
the contrasts between them, their pauc
ity of numbers, their appearance and
their demeanor, and the nearly eoineiileul
pageant at Milwaukee, the great gathcr
ini; ol'lhe Northern soldier clement, elate
with the pride ol'tiu.'il victory achieved,
imposing in the number ol its reassem
bled veterans, splendid in all the pomp ol
uniform and equipment, animated with
the strains ofmaitial music recalling 'all
the mingled emotions of the battlefield,
and probably most of all, eloquent in ii
appeal to lolly emotion, tlte inspiration
ofthe national flag crowned with vic
tim' now tlixitiii.tr in pcactful triumph
over a reunited country. To those brave
fellows we accord without hesitation the
full indulgence of those proud and bril
liant memories. Like ours, the:rs was
the cause ol duty, each construing it
from his own point of view. Like out s,
they hail their country to contend for
and to save it, or lay down their lives
for it. The one succeeded, ami the sur
vivors have, and exeicise, the right to
meet and proudly exult in their achieve
ment; the other lost ; anil they too have
the right, and exercise it too, to meet to
gether, not to mourn a lost cause, not in
fret.'ul discontent as conquered soldiers,
not in sullen submission to a victorious
government, not in secret conclave to
consider the wisdom of another li ial ot
issues. No; they met, true ttnd loyal cit
izens of one reunited country, wuh true
devotion to that country's Hag, with
hearts as true ami warm to that coun
try's rights and honor as those that licit
ill patriotic exultation in the camps
around Milwaukee. They meet not to
mourn a lost cause, but their lost com
rades; to repeople out of their mem
ories the now thin ranks with the
vaster numbers that had gotu
down on the field ol battle, ot
since the war had answered to the roli
call of eternity ; or meeting their stitviv
viving comrades, to sit round old lime
canit fires, tight their battles over again,
make the midnight welkin t ing with old
time song orjoke, or in more sttlidued
spirit, mingle their tears at the memory
of some forever absent beloved comrade.
It was the sad, yet loving reunion, of the
living; it was the sorrowful hcartleit
tribute to the dead. It was just such a
reunion as is referred to in the lollowing
extract from the Atlanta Constitution,
written as if for this occasion :
"We have reached a period in which
every cx-Confcdcratc has the right in his
speech and actions to maintain ins owi
self-respect find be true to the memory o
ins comrades and leaders. 11 in so iloiti
he olfends anvbodv it is to be regrctteil
but he should not lor that reason relapse
into dumb silence, hven a dctcated pci
pie have the right to honor their head.
Around the camp tires, rekindled from
the ashes of twenty-five dead years, were
gathered the remnants of those who had
once laid around those camp fires, face
to face with the realties of war, around
and in front of the enemy in largely su
perior numbers, in the midst of them
starvation, raggednesss, privation in its
every form, but through all, over all,
manly fortitude, indomitable courage
unbroken cheerfulness, irrepressible hit
mor, and often, rollicking mirth, such
qualities as carried them through tin
long years of that most unequal struggle
and enabled tnem when it was over
with calm philosophy to accept the
hard results, and go to work with
brave oblivion of all past animosity to
build up again their ruined private for
tunes, and resume the roll of )eaccful,
prosierous, industrious citizens of a
common country. Sach a spectacle the
world and never seen; will never see
again unless unhappily the same people
again become the actors.
In all the large assemblage, among
whom there was scarcely a single one
who did not bear the sears of his former
enemy's bullet, among the frequent leg
less, armless cripples, among the munlier
still painfully dragging along their enfee
bled frames, there was not heard a single
word of animosity towards their former
foe, not a breath of discontent at the
stern decision ot the conflict, not an
averted eye as the folds of the national
banner spcad out to the breeze from
many a staff and height. That flag was
now their flag, this country their coun
try. The past was all forgotten in the
presence of existing harmony. The union
soldier both in the seeches that were
made by distinguished men, all prominent
participants in the war, and in the free
converse of the veterans, had generous
tribute paid to his courage in the field, to
the sincerity of his motives and to his
generosity in victory; and if the Milwau
kee camp could suddenly have been
transported to the beautiful camp ground
on the margin of Kiehland creek, they
would have been welcomed with open
arms and made to fraternize with their
once equally brave, but half starved and
ragged enemies. One little incident
'proved how true these old veterans were
to their former traditions and yet how
completely hostility had vanished. Capt.
T. D. Johnston while speaking, took from
his pocket a bullet which had given him
a painful wound. It was eagerly passed
from hand to hand with most respectful '
interest and tenderness. Col. Mclilroy
produced a shattered minnie which had
made a ghastly wound, nnd left an
ugly sear upon his neck; another of the
crowd produced another and a larger
ball taken from his iktsoii; and these
most eloquent relics were passed around;
and others again like Gen. Clinginan re
called the:r many wounds, with many
thanks that all the balls had passed
through and left no such abiding memento
of their CJiiragennd their danger. Yet all
was good humor; and a kind of grim
forgiveness for the man whose well sped
bullets found such luckless billets were
Another mournfully inspiring sugges
tion was that of the display ofthe smoke
stained, bullet torn remnant of the Hag
ofthe Illlth Coleman's regiment its it
was borne at the head of the column of
veterans as they marched after dinner to
the stand to hear the memorial address
of ex-l'iovernor Jarvis. There were many
there who had marched under that Hag
when it was fresh and whole from the
lair women who had presented it; who
had swotu ti) follow, defend and preserve
it; who had followed it in the tli'ck of
battle, who had seen its folds stained
with the dun smoke ofthe tight, who
seen it rent and torn by the storm of
bullets, wlio had scin its bearer pressing
onward in the fpjhl, fall as he was fore
most in the advance, who had snatched
it from his dying fingers attd ra-'sed it
again aloft as '.he starlight of victory,
who had followed it in victory and defeat,
who had seen it lowered at hist to the
victors ti iiimph, and who now again
saw it long after the din of war had been
hushed, biouglit out nga'.i trom its se
elusion to awake glorious and yet most
Of the speeches made, we shall have lit
lie to sav; there were several of them
all of considerable length, and we hav
not room. Mr. W. It. Ferguson's mi
diess ol welcome to the veterans was
warm, earnest and in good taste. W
will re.cr to one po'ut in his speech. He
alluded to the p'csince of one on the
platform to whom to justice due to his
achievement had been denied ; one too
modest to assert his own valor, one
whom historv so far had been si'eut, and
yet who, if history were trulhfu'ly writ
ten. niiuht compete with Pickett lor the
laurels of Cettysliurg. This was Col.
S. McFlrov, who had advanced with his
Nor. h Carolinians its far in the bloody
assault as l'ickcli had gone with
his Virginians. The record the histot lea
society connected with this veterans re
union might soon ma'e a would
compel the erasure of sonic very
brilliant pa gesof already wi itten histoty.
Col. 11. '. Meliowcll. now of Bristol,
Tenn., responded on lieh.d' of the veterans
with animation and c'ivc .
I'.eti. T. 1.. Clingman tollowcd inab.lcf.
vciy felicitous, cn.e.'laitiM'.i and son
what laccii'ius speech. He made a b.:l-
llant showing for his rtgiincnt, his bri
ate. a, id also its commander, which no
body could gans.'i.v, recalling the brilliant
record those commands had made, and
who saw before them the hcrowho never
knew what fcarwas.who neverknewwhat
inaction was, who wnsalwaysat the post
of service anil of danger, and who stood
before them with the sears of s;x severe
wounds upon his person.
lien. K. 11. Vance followed in a speech
vivacious and humorous, fuMot anecdote,
sometimes of pa i hi is, sometimes rising
into eloquence. It was his delight to
picture the Coulcdcrale soldier as he was,
the most patient and enduring man that
ever lived, the bravest man that ever
fought, the wittiest man thatcvcrlurned
trouble into a joke, and laughed away
danger or lightened privation with a sally
of light hearted humor; the man ragged
and starting, yet never despondent,
ready always to renew the perilsand suf
lerings he had undergone, and all for the
cause in which he had engaged. Hcillus
tntted, in connection with thatcausc, an
other feature ofthe Confederate soldier.
His hostility was not against the flag; he
had never lost his old alTeetiou for that.
He fought for the preservation ot the con
stitution alVer his idea of it. When he
tailed in his tight, he look back to him
his old tlagwi'h no loss of love for it.
To illustrate the reverence for the old flag,
he said that hen our men were passing
through a Pennsylvania town, a young
and pretty girl stood on a porch bravely
and defiantly waving the Stars and
Stripes in the very faces of the "rclx'ls."
When lien. I.ee came along, she redoubled
her activity ; the brave old general, with
mingled gallantry, admiration of th
girl's courage, and love for the old flag,
under vyjjj'ji he had himself often fought
raised In',,,,', & and bowed a reverent sa
lute. " '' t it '
Capt. Thos. D.Johnston followed in an
admirable animated soeecli in which he
strongly set forth the claim of the North
Carolina soldier to conspicuous valor, to
unprecedented exertion, to larger exhibit
of numbers and to greater sacrifice in the
field than any other State of the Confed
eracy. His S)cccn made deep impression
in the speeches in the afternoon we
heard nothing. It is the purpose of the
historical department of this veterans'
association to gather up all the incidents
that possibly can be recalled, and gather
tnem in imperishable record. Inthatwav
thcy hoie to make the gathering just
.-osed one of very great value to the his
tory ot tlie participation af iNorth Caro
lina troops in the late war.
Dr. Parker l'rays cream Van-Ola, Rosa
line, Oug.iline ami Diamond nail powder
having now become the ladies' favorites.
at F. L.Jacob's drug store, these popular
manicure articles may always lie found,
together with pocket emery board, 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 Hclie Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks are disensed. Cor
ner Main street and Patton avenue.
The man with a cork leg is more noted
as a stopper than a goer.
It is very important in this age of vast
material progess that a remedy be pleas
ing to the taste and 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 and most ecntle diu-
re tic known. .
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 morning till night with
customers making 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 brought to this market.
And to make room for Fall
A rri va Is. we a re offering some
KIMTIAL MIKiAINS in the
An elegant pair of Lace Cur
tains for NUc; formerly
sold for $1.10.
PARASOLS We have a few
plain Mack Silk, and
l.inc.v colors, which we
are closing out at cost.
A few hundred Remnants of
Dry (ioods left, which an
ii'oing at half their value,
We are giving some special
Ladies' Fine Dress Goods,
Trimminu's, Sa tines, (linu--
hams, Hosiery, etc.
AVe especially invitcthe La
dies to call and examine our
unequaled line, whether they
want to buy or not, as it is a
pleasure tor us to show our
You will never know how
cheap you can buy until you
trade once with us.
P.0STIC IlKOS. & WRIGHT.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY
i;ni;ini;i;ks' si i
I'lCTIKKS ANU FKAMBS,
POLLS. TOYS AND GAMES.
w i:sti;rn n. c. scknks,
23 S. Main Street.
ARTHUR M. FIELD,
A I. I.
Warranted to asuay as rcircrntcd.
Guaranteed 0OO-1 Jul) fine.
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION
Is that fine lot of ENGLISH BRIDLES and
THREE-HORN CHAMOIS 8BAT 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 LINE
On and after this date the following sched
ules will be run over its "Columbia Division'
No. 69 Leaves Columbia .. S.20 P- m.
Arrives at Charleston..-.. 9.30 p. m.
No. S3 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a. m.
Arrives at Columbia. 11.06 a. m.
Connecting with trains to and from all
point oa the Charlotte, Columbia tt An
gusta and Columbia & Greenville Railroads.
T. M. BMBRSON, Gea. Pass. Act.
J. 9. DBVLNB, Gem. Supi
We are preparing to go to
New York to select our Fal
anu w inter uoods and we
want a lot of Money. Our
offers of Bargains have pan
ned out very well. We have
sold lots of goods,
had lots of them,
have quite ii lot yet which
you can buy at your own
price. We t hink we put a way
for the next season fewer
goods than any merchant in
Asheville. We don't want to
I nit a way any. e wa nt to
sell them, and we want to
sell them badly. We art
going to buy a big' stock and
we want the room to plat
them in, but moiv than that,
we want thecashtobuy them
wirii. mis nas been tlie se
cret of our low prices. We
represent a, man who lias an
ocean of money. He buys
thousands where other pco
ple buy dozens. lie expects
us to sell goods quick, at a
small profit, and to send or
carry nun trie money, bo
far we ha ve not disappointed
him. Our sale of Dress (Joods
at cost continues, and will
until all are sold. We have
six Ice Cream Freezers, two
each of 2, au14(uart sizes
We shall buy no more this
season, l on can get either
of these Freezers lower than
they have ever been offered
beiore. lou will want one
next Hummer if not now. A
few Hammocks 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
-Wl i Y Ta r iv
fruit dars (Masons) on
hand. They are going very
fast. As soon as it is known
that we are out prices will
advance murk the predic
tion. We shall have in store
by the time you read this the
largest stock . of Ribbons
Velveteens, Flushes, and Vel
vets ever shown in Asheville.
Fall Styles, New Goods, at
''Racket Prices." Conb and
see them. '
Continue to ma-ik a da ily in
crease in the volume of retail
business at T. C. Smith &
Co.'s Drug Store. Buying
goods in large quantities, se
curing best discounts and
often free delivery of goods,
they share these advantages
with their customers. Their
rresenption business has
outgrown their most san
guine expectations. They
have five professional experts
of long experience in order to
insure increased efficiency in
this department. This gives
correctness in execution and
i. .i .i i' -
ti ii it iv uenvery oi medicines
dispensed. This handsome
Drug Store, theprideof Ash
ville, located in the heart of
the city, is easy of access, and
possesses an air ot comfort
and elegance. The rapid
success of this House in build
ing up a prosperous business
demonstrates the fact that
they are fast smirinii' the
confidence and patronage of
an enterprising and generous
J. W. SCIIARTXE,
4 N. Main St.
Will collect tlelitu for anyone In the citv for
percent, unoii tact mien tor renting nnc col
lecting rents on houses. Will sell furniture
oh weekly payments.
I. H. JOHNSON.
At lllair's Furniture Store,
H I'atton Avenue.
References siren. nmr14fiBm
FAMILYGROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent fur Rectus Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main . Asheville, N. C
WM. R. PENNIMAN
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville. N. C.
P. O. Box P.
marl 3d 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, IUggins.
Atl work done neatly by hand.
The Best are
Farrell & Co.,
A large eleven room Brick Hnnw tn.r.K-
wimi linen mna servants nonse and Rood
barn. Lot contains 2Vj acres. Scwerajre and
-rood bath rooms. Comoletelv rornlnh. A in
every part- Likewise, a good Piano, if
ncenea. Apply to
au-12 dtf N ATT ATK IN80N 80N.
To rent, bv a family of Ave. a hmUluH
house. Mtwt be well located and have all
try on th on no. Would he willin n
board with private family, no other board
Apply by letter or in person to
I NO. B. KOBINSON.
an 30 dtf
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Our aim is to fill a long felt
and we will open about September 1, with the most com
plete line of Clothing for Men and Boys ever shown in this
Our Mr. C1IAS. BLANTON
ern markets with the ready
( Financiai Success
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will icccivc our spccifil attention, unci to this we will call
the especial attention of Mothers, Sisters and Aunts.
11 1S II 1
Will be replete with all the Novelties of the season in tho
way of Neckwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will receive due attention, and
conventional High Hat down to the Soft Knock-about.
We have already placed our order for a line of
MEN'S FINE SHOES
Our mode of business shall
and all Roods warranted as miisentedormonevrnfin.il..i
Our opening will be announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothiers,
Patton Avenue. -
want in the city of Asheville,
goes to Northern and East
cash which insures to the new
in it can be found from the
of tlie most popular makers.
be STHIGTLY ONE 1'ilICE,
. Asheville, N C.