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SI'NDAY, SIvI'T. 1,
ttl'liUKtlTIVK T FARMKRS.
Wc alluded some time nno to the de
sertion if the Vermont farms liv then
old occupants, and the effort lieiii); mailt
to fill the waste places by the introduc
tion of colonies of foreigners. In relation
to tins proposition we clip thcfollowiny;:
"If onlv Vermonters themselves would
take tip the lands now lyiii", idle ami de
vote them intelligently to the purposes
for which they are suited," says the Kut-l.-mil
lleinlil-Kcimlilican. snuuL'stiiiu the
raising ol horses and eattle.' there would
lie no oeeasion to talk of Swedish immi
gration, and, il the latter scheme is un
dertaken, the day will come when er
.nonters will regret that they did not at
this time seize thcoppoiuitiitics that they
permitted foreigners to improve to their
lienetit and profit."
Which is apropos to a eertaiu extcnl.
There is no danger of the abandonment
of Western North Carolina; on the con
trary, steady increase of population is
going on by natmal addition and the ail
vent of new comers. The ground of cau
tion is that the fitness of this section lor
the dairy business in all its branches, and
for stock raising in its most profitable
fields, w ill fill the country with strangers
wiser than those who posses it, and thus
anticipate the native population in tin
profits of the adventure. All the moun
tain regions on our Atlantic slope have
many characteristics in common. The
('.recti mountains of Vermont and the
Illtic Kidge of North Carolina, with thcii
ramifying ranges, arc one and the same
lrcoloL'icnllv. with the same rounded
summits, the same sloping sides, tin
same growth of forest, the same coaling
of herbage, the same abundance of eo
pure water. The difference that exists is
only that of latitude. Our ltluc Kidge lias
all the advantage of the C.refu moun
tains, in that climate modifies conditions'
largely in favor of the former, giving u
shorter and milder winters, and longer
.-mil cooler summers; conditions that
anil I he inisvstematic. Iiniipv-go-lncky
tcmiier of our people, who are content ti
throw upon nature the burden the Vcr
monters had been lorced to take upon
I hcinsclvcs and sunk under it. We art
sure if they had known as much of West
cm North Carolina as is known now,
though that information isstillcoiiipara
lively meagre, these Vermonters, forced
away to Colorado or Uic 1 acme Mope,
would have filled our valleys long ago
with their Morgan breeders, and their
Jerseys, Alderneys, and llolsteins; anil
also with their Cotswolds. Soutbdowns.
and Hakewells; for here they would have
found the weight suddenly lifted fnun
them, found that they could carry on
their systems of iuduscry without change
except those wrought by greatly im
It is certain that some, not at present
of us, will avail themselves of the mani
fest adaptation of this section to stock
raising and dairy fanning. Those en
gaged in such avocations in the old
States, eoniK.lled to abandon old homes
and seek new ones in connection with
pursuits to which they are habituated,
will no longer seek the plains or cross the
continent when they learn they can find
in the mountains of Western North Laio
liua what they would otherwise have to
go so far to seek. We will welcome them,
and do so gladly. Hut. in the meantime,
wc do not welcome the idea thatourown
people, by indolence or indifference, shall
lie forestalled in the profits of a business
in which their present command of the
situation permits them to take a leading
114 It nAKNKKSi AMI) M.OOIi.
The meeting of the Inter State Tress
Association at Detroit, in session during
the past week, was a national affair.
The editors of all sections and of all par
ties met there on common ground; not
so much on neutral ground as on friendly
ground; for press animosity is usually re
garded as Pickwickian; and hostile edi
tors arc glad of the opportunity to lay
aside the scowls and frowns they seem
compelled to wear in public, and to put
on when they meet on occasions like the
recent ones the smoothest of brows and
the kindliest of smiles, If there are ex
ceptions ; if one come into such gather
ing with venom in his lips and rancor in
his heart, if he cannot restrain the utter
ances of his malignity and is forward to
show his vindictiveucss; if above all, he
so express himself as the representative
of sentiment, then wo to all hope ol aim
cable relations lietween the sections. Tc-
cuinsch Sherman and Iilliott F. Shepard
can gleefully look forward to the realiza
tion of their wishes, the rekindling of the
torch of civil war, and the flow again of
rivers of blood shed in fratricidal strife.
They may look forward to it ; we do
not: but they nrc innocent neither of
wish nor purpose to bring alioul siich
While the Press Convention was in ses
sion in Detroit, Shepard had an interview
with Sherman, the publication of which
he obtained in the Detroit Journal. The
interview, had and published at the time,
was intended as an ticn flagrant insult
to the Southern memliers present; under
stood to be and resented as such. Using
the language of the Nashville American
as an abstract of the interview between
Sherman and Shepard, we learn that
Shepard declares that he and Gen. Sher
man hve frequently talked the matter
over between them, and reached the
unanimous agreement that the ''South
ern people are as traitorous as ever, and
that there is no patriotism amongtheni."
Sherman, he says, docs not c.cet the
South to take up arms during the pres
ent generation, but he is very sure that
nothing but a wholesome awe of the su
perior strength of the North restrains
them. After the apiicarance of the inter
view Shepard sought to qualify his re
marks, so far as they related to Cien.
Sherman. Hut we have not the slightest
doubt that the published report was cor
rect, and that I'.encial Sherman was cor
rectly (inoted. It bears the ear-marks of
Shcpard's. folly and of Sherman's ma
liguitv too plainly to be a mistake.
Of the action taken by theconvention
in the matter we learn that upon the
meeting being called to order this morn
ing Dr. J. lb Cranfilt, of Waco, lex.
moved that a committee lie appointed t
iiiv.tm:itc the mental condition ol
lvlliott Shcppard, of New York.
T I Stark, of tlraime. Tex., seconded
President Ileitis nioinotlv ruled the
motion out ol order.
Subsequently, T. II. Hldridgc, of Lex
ington, X. C, denied the statement that
the Southern delegates would move thai
iil Sliciiiiard be not neiniitteil to
further address the convention. Mr.
i:idiidge stated that what the South
erners had decided was thai should Col.
Shcppard further address the convcnlion
ihcv would not attend the meeting.
Clcarlv Shcppard, and men like him, do
not intend that national press conven
tions held in the North shall be hen-alter
ln-ds of roses lor Southern delegates, nut
ihcv have been pleasant, harmonious and
brotherly in the past ; the more shame to
Shcppard that they may not be so
The Wilmington Messenger notes a re
newal ofthe movement to connect Souih
port the old Smilbville with the west
and northwest by the construction ol a
railroad with capital large enough to
. iiui'i' the suniioiintiu'' ol the most for
midable natural obstacles. Speaking o
former schemes to this cud. the Mcssen
ger speaks of the lati-si as lollows:
The latest project . however
Soutbiiorl and revive her
. to annnalc
.me day being a great pori for the west
and northwest is a new scheme to build
a railroad Irom that place through South
Carolina to connections un ine
Tin- Messenger lias known that
was such a project
i tn 1 had bci'ti
promised the purlieu
s at the right
tune, I 'lit lust yet i
while the plans ol the
11 such a shape that
mpanv arc not
ihcv can be made public.
This much can be said, however, that a
company of capitalists lioni New York,
lialliinorc. Auislerdaiii and Soiithporl,
has been orauieil ami secured a chart
to build the Cape rear and Cincinnati
railroad with Soiithporl as iis Atlantic
terminus. They have nit if y put their
surveyors into the held ami arc now run
ning I lie i i cli 1 1 1 i 1 1 .1 1 y line for the road.
Wc unilcistand from a source altogether
reliable that there is ample capital at the
back of the proieel and that they are in
dead earnest. Il is said that parties,
icpresentiiig Sln.ooii.oooin capital, who
are interested in this enterprise, will be
here in a short while to look after their
liroieet. Col. Ccorge K. MollBll. of itnl-
tnnore, who represents me parlies ami
who is himself interested, is now in il
minglou and will go to Soiithporl to
day, lie declines for the present to say
anything about the mailer.
li there is anything in tnis niocincnt,
.mil if it lias the backing of llic large
capital named, il strikes us that common
wisdom would suggest a direct mule
rather than the circuitous one around
through South Carolino, to meet in that
Slale the same obstacles they will mccl
anywhere in the work of surmounting
the llbie kidge. It istruc that a straight
line Irom Wilmington to the most acces
sible passages through the mountains
would cut into South Carolina and
through some ofthe strangeauglcs made
by our capricious Slate lines; but doing
so would avoid the towns already in
being, and thus lose the body of that
local trallic of which even the most pow
erful corporations arc not altogether in
dependent. The objective points across
the ltluc Kidge cannot be well either
north or south of the Hickory Nul (lap,
which includes three thoroughfares, the
Kccdy 1'atehCiap on the left and the Flat
Creek Cap on the right. North, the W.
N. . road occupies the Swannanoa ('tap,
and north of that we know of no other;
they have been sought carefully and with
tears, tlen, Iniboden'sschcme for a road
from Wise county, Virginia, to Smith villi
Icll through for want of such pass; and
we suppose the first Soiithporl scheme
failed for thesame reason. There remains
then only the Hickory Nut and associate
gaps, except such as exist to the west ol
those points too far down to lie econom
ically available. Such a line then.
whether coming direct, or deflecting into
South Carolina, must come through
Ashcvillc; and herein lies our interest in
the information given by the Messenger.
The addition to our avenues of commun
ication is greatly desirable; ami more
csK.'cially tire we interested in increase
of conniieelion with our own sea ports.
We therefore wish good luck to the Cape
Fear and Cincinnati rail road.
Dr. Parker l'rays cream Van-Ola, Kosa
tinc, Ong.'dine and Diamond nail powder
having now lieconie the ladies' favorites,
at F. L. Jacob's drug store, these Hipulai
manicure articles may always x found,
together with pocket emery board, or
ange wood sticks, nail scissors, files and
other such requisites. Also a complete
line of drugs ami toilet articles, in aihli
tion to the IIclic Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks arc disjunsed. Cor
ner Main street and 1 'at ton avenue.
Wife lust think, I have sat here and
seen man going after man into that
saloon over there. Husband You're
right. That's just what they're doing
every man who enters there will ussitre
you' that he is going in after another
It is very imiiortant in this age of vast
material progess that a remedy lie pleas
ing to me taste anil to I lie eye, easily
taken, acceptable to the stomach and
healthy in its nature andeffects. Possess
ing these qualities, Syrup of ligs is the
one iertect laxative and most gentle dm
Elegant lot of neck wear just received
at W hillock s.
WE ARE BUSY.
Think of it ! At this season
of tin? year, when everyone
is coin) (laining of dull trade.
We have more than we can
do. Our store is crowded
from morning till night with
cust oinersnia 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 brought to this market
And to make room for Fall
Arrivals, we are offering sonit
Sra'IAL liAlMJAlXS in tin
following g ds :
An elegant pair of Lace Cur
tains for MOe.; formerly
sold for $1.10.
PARASOLS We have a lew
plain I '.lack Silk, am
Inncv col t U's. which w
are closing out at cost .
A few hundred Remnants of
Drv (loods left, which an
going fit half their vahu
We are giving some special
Ladies' Fine Ircss Goods,
Trimmings. Sn tines, (iing
hanis. Hosiery, etc.
We especially invite. he La
dies to call and examine our
uneqiiiiled line, whether they
Wiin t to buy or not. as it isn
pleasure for us to show our
You will never know how
cheap you can buy until you
1 rude once with us.
l'lOSTIC HROS. cV KMiHT.
HOOKS AM) STATIONERY,
ClC'ITKliS ANll l-'KAMliS,
hi.anu hookh, i:vi:kv;iii-:
Iml.l.S, TOYS AND C.AMIiS.
WKNTIvKN SI. C. SCKSiKS,
22 S. .Main Street.
ARTHUR 31. FIELD,
WarranUd to ussuy as represented.
Sterling Silver 000H
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION:
l that fine lot of liNCl.lSH UKIULES nml
THKKB-HOKN CHAMOIS SEAT SADIU.KS
J. M. ALEXANDER'S
Ati(lthc low prices at which he is selling all
Koutls in his line.
lie has increased his force and intends to
meet the demand.
TLANTIC COAST LINB
On nnd after this date the following ached
ules will he run over its "Columbia IHvision."
No. 53 Leaves Columbia" &. p. m
Arrives ntCharleston 9.30 p. m.
No. 52 leaves Charleston- 7.10 a. m
Arrives atColumbia 11.55 a. m
Connecting with trains to and from all
uoints on the Charlotte. Columbia A Au
Kunta and Columbia & Greenville Railroads.
T. M. EMERSON. Gen. Pass. Act.
J. P. DBV1NV, Gen. upt.
We are preparing to go to
New York to select, our 1- nil
and Winter (loods find we
want a lot ol Money, uur
offers of Hiirgains have pan
ned out very well. e have
sold lots of goods
had lots of
have quite a lot yet which
you can buy at your own
price. We think we put away
for tlio next svuson fewer
roods than any merchant in
Asheville. He don't want to
nut ziuvir iinv. Wc want to
sell them, and we want to
sell them badly. We an
going to buy :i big stock nin
we Wiini i ne room 10 piaci
them in, hu1 moivl linn tliut
lie want thocnsli to buy them
with. This has been the i
crct of our low prices. W
represent a man who has an
ocean of nionev. He biivi-
pie lui V tlo.eils.
us to se
roods uuick, at
small profit, ami to send or
him the money. So
wc ii.-i ve
him. ( )ur sale of Dress doods
at cost con I nines, and will
until all are sold.
six lee 1 re
ncli of 2. ) and I quart sizes.
We shall buy no more this
You can get either
of these Freezers
thev have ever
ill want one
before. You w
next summer il not now-
few Hammocks ami
Setts are yet with
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
They are going very
As soon as it is known
we are out prices will
advance nmrk the jnvdiv
tion. We shall have in store
by the time you rend this the
largest stock of Ribbons,
Yelvetmis. 1 Mushes, and Vel
vets ever shown in Asheville
Fall Styles, New (loods, at
''Racket Prices." Come and
Continue to nin.ik n daily 111-
crease in the volume 01 renin
business at T. ( . Smith cV
Co.'s Drug Store, buying
goods in large quani u n-, se
curing best discounts and
often free delivery ol goods.
thev share these advantages
with their customers. 1 heir
Prescription business 1ms
outgrown their most snn-
o-uiue expeciiil ions. i ne
riil . . .
have fi veproiessional experts
of lomr 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, the pride of Ashe
ville, located in the heart of
the city, is easy of access, and
possesses ,-i 11 air of comfort
and elegit nee. The rapid
success of this llousein build
ing up il prosperous business
demonstrates the fact that
I hey are fast securing tin
confidence and patronage ol
an enterprising and generous
J. W. SCHARTLE,
42 N. Main St.
Will collect ilc.tts for any one in the eitv for
ikt wilt. ;oo facilities for rciititm unci col
lecting rents on Ih'iiscs. Will sell furniture
on weeklv pavtneiits.
I. It. JOHNSON,
At Itlair's I'uriiiture Store,
;i" I'atton Avenue.
References iriven. mnr.4clim
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
ARent r.ir Kevins Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main Ashcvillc, N.
fell 1 Oil ly
WM. R. PENN1MAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Aslieville, N. C. .
p. o. II OX I".
The Hand I.nundry will ojK-n on Monduy,
nt the foot of Mrs. Wilson's hill, under tlu-
mnnnKCincnt of (i. W. HiKKins.
All work done neutly by hand.
The Best are
Farrcll & Co.,
au jo d&wAm
A InrRe eleven room Brick House, together
with kiu-ncn ana servants' nouse ana jenoa
bnrn. Lot contains 2Vt acres. ScwcraKcand
Kood bath rooms. Completely fumiwlvd in
every part. Likewise, a Kod l'iano, if
needed. Apply to
auli2dtf NATT ATKINSON SON.
ThroiiRh the NATIONAL STOCK KX-
CHANC.K. Bia P St., N. W., Washington
D. C. Ilrokers in Stock, Grain and Oil. Com
missions and Margins satisfactory. Exclu
sive advice. Orders by Mail and Telegraph
promptly executed, auzg u.ltn
GHAS. D. BLANTON & GO,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Our aim is to till a long felt want in the city of Asheville.
and we will open about September 1, with the most com
plete line of Clothing for Men and Hoys ever shown in this;
Our Mr. CIIAS. HLANTON goes to Northern and East
ern markets with the ready cash which insures to the new-
fl Financial $ucass
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 the
way of Neckwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will rtreive due 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 line of
MEN'S FINE SHOES
With one of the most popular makers.
Our mode of business shall be STRICTLY ONE l'llICti,
and all goods warranted as represented or money refunded.
Our opening will be announced in duo time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothiers,
Asheville, N C.