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THURSDAY, SEPT. 12. 1S89.
The iK'onle of Danville, Va., for a loiif;
time in possession of railroad facilities
by the use of them magiiifyiiif; the limit
ble county town into a populous and ex
ccedingly active eitv, one of the greatest
tobacco manufacturing centres in the
United States, and selling on its mari ets
upwards of thirty million pounds of leal
tobacco, have long ceased to be content
with one line ot road, or tlcpcml upon
one avenue for her supplies or the exten
sion of her business. Ambition for ex
pansinn has been united with dissatislac
tion with the mnmiuitnent of raibnad
matters in relation to Danville itse
which seems unnatural in view of tin
fact ot the inception and perfection ol an
enterprise, which, in the comparatively
early days of railroads, brought the im
portant eitv of Richmond in connection
with the then obscure village of Dan
ville. Hut the latter was in the centre
of a rich agricultural country; and with
a water power little inferior to that ol
Richmond, and environed with condi
tions very similar to those of that city
it hardly required the gift of prophecy ti
predict, when the impulse was once judi
ciously applied, a future for the country
town almost as brilliant as that which
had awarded the energies and intelligence
of the capital.
Danville therefore was notcoutent will.
one road ; first, she resented the alleged
oppressions of a eompanv transformed
from a friend and protector to an enemy
and oppressor; secondly, with increased
growth and prosjierity, she soughtjwide:
fields for her increasing business, lar
sources of supply for her varied nianufac
turing industries. The first outstrctcl
towards new territory was the construc
tion of the New River road up the Dan
and to the heads of its tributaries. And
this was followed bv the connection witli
Lynchburg, which has ctVectcd, as the
Midland route, a complete revolution in
course of travel between North anil
which once followed the course, and has
now resumed the practice, of the old
riedinont stage route. Hut the most
important of all the moves ot Danville
towards indeiendciice and consequence
is the construction ofthe Atlantic and
Danville railroad. The line from Norfolk
or Portsmouth to Danville is provided
for. and a large portion ol'it constructed,
and the whole under contract. What re
mains to lie done is the extension of the
line from Danville to the coal fields ol
Southwest Virginia; and to this end tin
people of Danville will be called upon or.
thelfithof October to vote a corporate
subscripts m of $ 1 oO.OOi I.
Thus it npiK-ais that while Danville
with enviable ambition and enterprise
that stimulates to imitation, is niakng
efforts to increase her railroad facilities,
she is moving, in this hist enterprise to
extend the Atlantic and Danville road
upon the very point Asheville is uricd to
seek, and which it is its vital interest to
attain. Danville seeks it for the interme
diate business to spring up along a line
S ) long and through such productive ter
ritory; but she seeks it for the more solid
and permanent advantages to be drawn
from ready access to the exhaustless coal
and other mineral tieldsoi southwest Vir
ginia, and the enormous influence to be
applied from thence upon her manufac
Danville is not able to advertise herself
as a health resort; she can tempt with
no charms of scenery ; she can make no
boast of hotels of continental fame ;. she
ilas to deal with hard practical condi
tions; she has to put her own shoulders
to the wheel ; she has to buckle down to
hard work; and she does so.
Now Asheville may not always be fa
mous as a health resort ; it is possible in
a country of universal healthfuluess, and
where each turn ol the landscnjH.' brings
into view something more beautiful still,
places eventually may come into being as
formidable rivals. This is a possibility ;
hardly a probability. But wisdom coun
sels a prudent foresight. Nothing can
ever take away from Asheville her natu
ral advantages of position. And that
position is so remarkable that to neglect
it would seem blind fatuity. To drift
along with these advantages unapplied
amused with what has cost nothing to
attain, is as unmanly as the childish glee
of the boy who stands on the brink of
the foaming torrent watching the many
flakes of foam as they dash by, delighted
with the tossing waves and the flashes of
the bright sunshine as glinted back from
the dancing waters, and going away
with the profitless pleasure of a fleeting
vision of beauty.
The people of Asheville are impelled by
grave and substantial considerations to
more manly and permanent purpose.
They must utilize as a matter of business
conscience what nature has given them
in such marked and exceptional degree
their peculiar property as a railroad cen
tre; they must use it as a great manufac
turing and distributing centre ; and they
must reach out their arms to those coal
fields of southwest Virginia towards
which Danville is directing its aim
They must make the effort for that con
nection with Bristol to which we have
directed their attention more than once.
And, to make theifpurpose available, they
must do as Danvilleis about to do, au
thorize a corporate suascription or issue
of bonds to an extent sufficient for sub
stantial aid to the enterprise, and to
evince proper interest in its perfection. It
is a burden small for the present genera
tion to carry in view of the direct im
mense returns of the investment. But
the great burden falls upon posterity, not
upon the present generation. This one
enjoys all the direct immediate benefits;
the one to come receives its inheritance
vastly increased in value it they
will receive the incumbrance of the obli
gation laid upon it for the redemption
ofthe debt incurred as a blessing, not as
We do hope to sec some awakening here
to the importance ol additional railroad
facilities. The work of building now
going on nere soexiciiMvciy,i.uciiiipi "it-
incuts being made in every direction, the
enterprises conceived and undertaken,
rcditable and gratilyiug as they are,
;u-i' itii-rc iiatc iwoi K coiuiuireu iu ttiiiu
, i i...
will be done, what must follow, when in
ill directions nre stretched out the great
long radiating arms ot the railroad reach-
into the great treasure houses of the
minerals, into the great store houses of
commerce, into the busy hives of popula
tion intent on the movements of pleasure
iir business travel.
Let our business men do something to
emulate the energy and ambition of Dan
The friends of high education will be
grieved to hear of the trouble which be
set Johns Hopkins l uiversity mid threat
en to close its doors completely, or at
least, curtail its usefulness. The l uiver
sity owes its existence to the liberality ol
the rich Baltimore merchant, lohns Hop
kins, who devised nearly the whole of a
large property to the creation of an in
stitution of learning which should com
bine the breadth and thoroughness ofthe
lUrmau system with the practi.al char
acter of the American college. The devise
was so large and the proceeds of the es-
tale so mimic, thai the 1 nivcisitv was
it once enabled toaltain a rank, in some
particulars, higher than that of any in
the I'uited States. The most prolific re
source was in lot 11 1 shares of the Balti
more and Ohio railroad, at the time of
lIic devise, and for a long time after
wards, paying ten per cent, dividend.
Sow the stock isbclow par and payingno
dividends and the l uiversity is largely
kept up bv private subscriptions. It is a
most unexpected reverse, and to the
cause of education, a most calamitous
one. It illustrates how really and truly
riches have wings, and how perishable
are the propcrticsof even the most favor
ed of fortune.
The constantly increasing dainagedonc
bv the waves to the watering places
along the New Jersey and Long Island
.-oasts seems to prove the correctness ol
those observations which point to a
gradual subsidence of those coasts. The
encroachment ol me waves nas now
reached points which hall a century ago
were safe from the fury ofthe fiercest
norms. Kockuway. Coney Island, Long
Branch, Atlantic City, within the past
few years have in turn witnessed the sub
mergence of piers, the inundation of ho
ids. the crumbling away of cliffs, until
all of them are threatened wilh the fx
linctiun of their fame as watering places.
because of the destruction of their prop
el tics and the alteration ot tneir marine
topography. We are called sensi
bly to witness in our day whal
geology teaches us is the inevita
ble routine of the forces of nature;
In our day slow and stealthy, in past
ages qirck, violent and revolutionary, the
sea beach of to-day the mountain top of
lo-morrow, and the peak that yesterday
pierced the sky, the next day imcriling
the ship in the ocean as the submerged
rock that impedes the path of naviga
tion. The brilliant life otS. S. Cox has ended.
There was so much of the buoyancy of
life in him, such perennial How of a vivac
ity unchanged by time, that it was hard
to connect his name wilh the idea
of death, or measure his age by the usual
mileinarks of time, and therefore we
were surprised to find that he had reach
ed the age of sixty-five. He died as he
had lived with a smile upon his lips and
a witticism upon his tongue. We might
have wished that as he descended into
the sunset of this life with eyes about to
open upon the sunrise ot another wccould
Ijave had the expression of his soul lit up
with the splendors of the approaching
change rather than learned that his last
fading earthly expression was beaming
wilh that genial, but earthly, spirit which
fixed upon him his memorable soubricpiet.
Hut we look onlv upon the surface;
and the sunset of the now dead man may
have been a bright prelude to the glorious
sunrise awaiting him, and no more for
him a selting sun.
The scramble for Dr. Grissom's place is
becoming active, not apparantly by ap
plicants themselves, but by their friends.
Among those named are two gentlemen,
both of whom we deem eminently quali
fied Dr. Thomas D. Haigh, of Fayette
ville, and Dr. Hines, of Raleigh. Dr.
Forte, of Wnrrenton, is also urged.
His professional and persouul qualifica
tions may lie equal to those ofthe others.
His relations to Dr. Grissom and the ac
tive part he took in the prosecution of
that gentleman would suggest we think
very clearly the impropriety of his nspi-
Dr. Parker Frays cream Vun-Ola Rosa
line, Ongaline and Diamond nail powder
having now become the ladies' favorites,
at F. L.Jacob's drug-store, these popular
manicure articles may always be 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 Hebe Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks are dispensed. Cor
ner Main street and Patton avenue. '
Speaking of agents who serve to task
The powers of patient endurance.
How far should we lift the one who asks
"Are you carrying any insurance ?"
"he Ladles Delighted
The pleasant effect and the perfect safety
with which ladies may use the liquid fruit
laxative. Syrup of Figs, under all condi
tions make it their favorite remedy. It
is pleasing to the eye and to the taste,
gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kid
neys, liver and bowels.
Rustic Bros. & Wright's.
Large assortment of Dry
Goods just arrived.
A full line of Prints.
A full line of Sa tines.
A full lino of dinghams.
A full line of Tricots.
All kinds of Flannels.
A niee assortment of Tap-
Cashmeres and Henriettas
in all colors.
Turner Goods in stripes
Our Jubilee I lot h is some
thing new . and very pretty.
Come and see it.
Ladies' Fauntleroy Sets.
A big line of Ladies' and
Gents' II. S. Handkerchiefs,
And in the Gents' Furnish
ing Goods Line any thing you
want. A good line of Gents'
Grips and Valises just in
In fact we have any
von want in the Dry (Joods
and Shoe lines. To inaugu
rate, we have a special leader
in every department.
ISOSTICBUOS. & WIWJHT.
IfOOKS AND STATIONERY
I'ICTl'KliS AND l-'KAMUS,
IIOI.I.S, TOYS AND GAM US.
WKSTKRN IX. C. 8CENK8,
aa f. Main Street.
OI K M'SINESS,
OUR STOCK OF
KNIVES, FORKS, SPOONS,
ARTHUR 31. FIELD,
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION:
la that fine lot of ENGLISH BRIDLES and
THREB-HORN CHAMOIS BEAT SADDLB8
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he to selling all
goods tn hi line.
He hat increased his force and Intends to
meet the demand.
Mr. Jas. Carter Arrington, of Ring
wood, N. C, was cured by Mrs. Joe
Person's Remedy, of a sore on but lace,
which had been troubling bim for years.
In size and appearance it resembled
strawberrv. and was perfectly raw.
For full particulars of bis case send for
mpblet, to Mrs. joe reraon, Kittrai,
Lots of people come into
our store and see things that
thev have iust purchased at
other places and exclaim,
"Why, I didn t know you
kept this," etc., and upon
comparing prices find that
they have paid too much for
their purchase. They say,
also, "'We knew you were the
heancst, but had no idea
vou kept so and so. lor
two years we have been try
ing to impress upon the poo-
pie the fact that we handle
goods hi nil linos
EXCEPT GROCERIES AND DRUGS,
If a new thing in household
using things or conveniences
is announced we hasten to
secure it , and we a re frequent
ly told by visitors from large
cities tluit the variety am
completeness of our line o
goods is perfectly astonishing
for acity the size of Asheville
The mom I of whit h is
until you have visited our
store, do to others and get
prices. We luul ruthur you
until you have seen whether
we have wha t you want or not
if we have it weare willing to
match prices and quality,
feeling assured that in every
money. He leave Monday
to buy a large stock, and we
have facilities for getting it
low, frequently under the
cost of manufacture. We
sen at a close prom; ana we
propose to do some business
or know the reason why. Do
until you have visited the
och'.T in"co pnn
Elegant Pharmaceuticals !
Beet Wine and Iron! Fer-
rated Wine of Wild Cherry,
Cod Liver Oil with Hypo-
hos flutes and Pure Pepsin,
Elixir Valerianate of Ammo
nia,, Tasteless Lastor un anu
Calisaya Tonic, prepared in
our own laboratory by an
experienced Pharmacist. T.
C. Smith & Co., Dispensing
Milestone for soaking
Wheat at T. C. Smith &Co.'s
Oriental Dentifrice, for
cleansing deleterious deposits
from the Teeth, and neutral
izing acid secretions of the
Mouth price 25 cents, at
T. C. Smith & (Vs Drugstore
Attention experts in smok
ing! T. C. Smith & Co. have
another lot of "Five Elev
ens'' just in the finest Five
Cent Cijra-r in Asheville. Cu
ban hand made..
All inedicinescarefully com
pounded at T. C. Smith &
Co.'s Drug Store. Prescrip
tions prepared with scrupu
lous care by experienced and
Home-made! T. C. Smith
& Co., arc General Agents for
all Tobacco and Cigars madt
in Asheville, especially Por
ter's Warrantee Cigars and
Hull's Fine Tobaccos.
42 N. Main St.
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for Recms Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main - Asheville, N. C.
WM. R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
P.O. BOX I.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
The Hand Laundry will open on Momlny,
at the foot of Mrs. Wilson's hill, under the
management of G. V. HiKKins.
All work done neatly by hand.
The Best are
Farrell & Co.,
GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND B'JILDER
Mosaic Tile and Cement work a specialty
. Orates, Ranges and Boilers set.
Buildings mOTed and repaired In first doss
Sewerage, Drainage and traps fur the same
thoroughly anderstood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe Building, Court House Square,
Asmrrille, M. C. maySOdly .
A large eterc room Brick House, together
WIU aitcnca anu serranw wr wu
bim. Lot contains 2V, acres. Sewerage and
mni hatb HUHII. CommCtelV fUTTtlnh d in
evcrr Dart. Likewise, a good . Piano, if
needed. Apply to
. auiia dtf NATT ATKINSON SON.
GIIAS. D. BLAI1T0N & 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
Our Mr. (JH AS. I5LANT0N
ern markets with the ready
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will receive our special attention, and to this we will call
the esperialjatteiition of Mothers, Sisters and Aunts.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will be re flete with all the Novelties of the season in 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 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 MICE,
and all goods warranted as represented or money refunded.
Our opening will be announced in due time. ;
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothier,
want in the city of Asheville,
and Boys ever shown in this
goes to Northern and East
cash which insures to the new
Asheville, N C.