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SATI'KDAY, SKIT. 1 I-, ISSit.
Vcstcril.iv we received from Mr. ('mliiy,
ol'OM Kurt, a hunch of grapes, illustra
tion of the results of trained experience in
cult i v.-i lit hi. Mr. Iiolay did not inform
us of the name id' the variety. It is un
qtiestionabh' a nalive, but with some
new characteristics imparted to it by the
attention paid to it. The berries are the
size anil color of the Concord, and tin
bunches l.-ir;e and heavily shouldered, the
llavor is strongly vinous, rich, with a
pleasant combination of sweetness and
acidity; but what weobserveasauiai ked
distinction between this variety ami any
of its family, vitis labrusea, it has ac
quired, the result of careful and peeuliai
treatment, something' of the llcshiucss ol
the Iuiropeau rapcasdistinyiiishcd from
the loose skin and free pulp ofilscon
Ireres; and this, we ihink, is what Mr.
Colay claims to have attained by his
Some seven or eiyltt ye. us ao, this i;cb
tlcnian, a native of Switzerland, a manol
education, and also an experienced viy
lleron. came to this section with view to
location, anil here pursiiini; the avoca
tion with w hich he was familiar. He was
impressed with the adaptation of the
country to t;rape culture and wine mak
ing. Like all Hnropcniis at that time, la
had a supreme contempt for the native
grapes. I. ike the viyuerons of half a ccn
Uu'vani i, who weir equally impressed with
Mr. C.olny. R. 1,,. Mjt, ,,,,1 y j the i;-api
ol lairope. Tlicy had jnster reason than
he for their prelercnee; for the American
.urapc was then literally the wild urape.
the Isabella alone standini; out as tin
representative of what America could
then do as the originator of a tolerably
palatable table rape. I.onj;vorlh had
not then ijivcn lame to the Catawba;
and the now really many line varieties ol
the Inimical anil tin- irs'h-fli. the Con
cord, Lincoln, liclawarc, Hartford r,o
lilie, Norton's Virginia, Liimcluu. Ni
agara, Martha, and hall a 1 Ircdothci
valuable American varieties universale
dilfnsed at the present day. were abso
lutely unknown; and the seiipperiioii
had only a limited local name-mil knowl
edge. It is no wonder that the American
grape was despised in its nnciillurc,!, nn
devclop. ! I'luperieetion. The ainbition lo
emutate buropenn fame and fortune in
the making ol wine was therefore applied
altogether to the Luropean grape; and it
was rewarded with continued and uni
Mr. Ciulay, unfamiliar with precedent
adventure, or undeterred by it. chose to
buy his own experience. He established
his vineyards at old Fori, near tin
Western North Carolina railroad, at tin
very fool ol the eastern face of the Itltlc
Kidgc. He stocked his ground with thej
choicest varieties of such Luropean grapes
as he thought best adapted lo the locali
ty. His vines grew and promised well,
and then came the Luropean scourge oi
phyloxera; or, if the grapes formed, he
lore they matured, there came blight,
mildew and rot; and, alter spending a
large sum in importations of Iresh stock
and renewed trials, he yielded to the im
possible, and manfully gave in his adhe
sion to the American grape, in his time
become very respectable, and lit to U
compared with its aristocratic Lnroocan
kindred. Willi more direct view perhaps
to wme making rather than to improve
theqttnlily of the American varieties as
tablegrapcs, Mr. Colay has applied his
acquired Luropenn skill to the manatic
menl of his vineyard, with marked suc
cess, if we may judge by the specimens ol
his work sent us.
The time lias come without a question
when the territory ofthe I nited Stales
must be looked to for the restocking' ol
the wasted Luropean vineyards. The
phylloxera, beginning' thirty or more
years ago, devasted Madeira .-owl il.
gained foothold on the continent, ami.
in process of time, nearly all the vine
yards of Spain, Italy and France have
been seoiirg'ed almost to extirpation, the
disease even stooping to attack the little
Zantc grape which forms the well known
currant of commerce.
In its dire necessity, France has swall
lowed her pride, and stoops to the intro
duction of the despised American Krape
as furnishing a stock superior to the at
tacks ot the deadly insect, even thouidi
it niav not produce a berry equal to her
own tender aristocratic grape.
The American vijtierun may claim the
neiu in grape culture and wine produc
tion if he will consent to the painstaking
methods of I-:nroic, reserving; to himself
some itidciiendcnce in manufacture, and
not striving at slavish imitation of Lur
opean brands. We were pleased to learn
how extensive and how advanced was
thecultureof the gr.iK. how perfected the
manufacture of the wine in the region
along the southern shores of Lake Lrie,
lately visited ami reported upon hy a
committee of Georgia gentlemen with
view for information and encounu'e.
nicnt in their own prospective enteprises.
The grape culture is as general there as
that of tobacco, cotton or any other
market crop is in the South, and pursued
with system, skill and profit. There is a
growing interest in this State in viticul
ture. It would he inexcusable fatuity if
it were not so, seeing that within its bor
ders, the Isabella, the Catawba, the Lin
coln and the Sciipernong had their ori
gin. Of the larger vineyards where the
manufacture of wine is'the chief object
and to which some celebrity attaches are
the Tokay vineyard at Fayetteville, Gar
rett's at Iailield, Halifax county, the
Whiteville Wine Company, Columbus
county, probably the best known. In
this section, besides Mr. Golav, are Mr.
I M. Stevens, five miles from Asheville,
who has a well stocked vineyard of three
and a half acres, young and vigorous.
Mr. Stevens, who had travelled in France,
and made close observation upon vine
culture and wine making, is very san
guine of success, and indeed has already
attained it, on a small scale, in the pro
duction of a very excellent claret. Capt.
. K. Iloyt.near Turnpike, has a young,
quite extensive vineyard, of which we
know little, except that he is greallv en
eouraged. And there are numerous
small vineyards in the county whose ex
istence is only made known lo ns bv the
presence ol then grapes for the table in
the fruit stalls. lint a county that orig
inates the Catawba, and a section that
contains, unknown to fame, varieties ol
wild grapes equally valuable, may be
salely put down as a grape and wine
country whenever the people think it
worth whilc'to apply thought, skill and
system to their operations.
coi.OKi.it niiiit.K tnii.N.
There is no pail ofthe Stale which has
not lilt in greater or less degsve those in
il nonces which i list ni l 1 1 he negro 'sei in tent -incut
at home, w Inch lilt ihcin w ith ideas
il w rong and oppression, which crush
them where they are, which impel them
lo aimless wanderings, or carry them to
smite imagined or pictured land ot prom
. sc. where all their ills w ill cease, and
w here liicy will tliltl that pc.ice and for
i. u ne I lie' v assert is desired them in their
present lot. This fever of emigration
Miniciiincs is only sporadic, sometimes it
rages like an epidemic, in this latter case.
with all the disasters of a pestilence.
Flic y arc rcndvthipcs in thcirown hopes.
;.heir own imaginal ions anil their own
ignorance. And thev arc played upon
md preyed upon by the ambiiions ol
their own race, eager lo play the part ot
Moses to lead ihcin out ol the house ol
bondage; or ot' the unscrupulous agent,
iv bite of black, whose interest lies in gat h-
ring up t he largest number possible for
t he fatal move. A car or I w o ago this
ever prevailed hetc on quile an extensive
scale, and perhaps three score colored
people, singly, or in fundus, went lo
Cnlitoruin. Sonic ot them 1 1 iups have
lone well, others, we heard long since,
were grcatb diss. ttislied. cMcnlay the
brother ot the writer ol tin- following
letter handctl it lo us w il h a icur.csl lhat
we publish it as a warning to others to
escape I he miseries brought on him bv
his ready credulity. Robert .Maws was
i brick mason, doing well a I his trade in
his State. L ideally he is now in great
traits. His wile and children tire in
We com mend this lelti r to those Nortll-
rn kcpublic.iu pa peis anil orators who
will so slrouglv and lecliuglv upon the
oppressions ol the negro on his nalive
'liete is one wiio east hislot among
t he presumably true friends of ihe negn .
The writer ol the letter has tried ihcin;
I he craves lo leave them audgct back
to his old home? Will he obtain from
! hesc any part ol the aid he asks? lie I
.erlainly expects to do better when he!
ets hack. Hci c is I he let tcr ;
China Flat, August 1:1. j
Mr I'olnh Irvin:
I 'car Lrothei : Am here in California
in distress. ,ni separated bv a great
aianv null s Ironi niv I'auiiU , and am not
making any money tosupport them with,
i ml long to conn home to i hem. bin ha ve
no mom v. Il the brethren wili kindle
raise me Mis to gel home. 1 will got!,
woikandpayilbackuh.il I gel there.
I'lease read this in the church. Kcspcct
.iilly yours, Kom;u r M v i s.
Sangor. Fresno cotmlv, Cal.
Uostic Uros. & Wright's.
Larue assort incut of Dry
(itiotls just arrived.
A lull lino olTrints.
A full lino of Sa tines.
A lull lino of ( iingliains.
A full lino of Tricots.
All kinds of Flannels.
A nice assort mont of Tap-
i si ry Plush.
Cashmeres and Ilcnrict (as
in all colors.
Turner (loods in stripes
Our .luliiloo Cloth is soine-
t liin.".' new and very pretty.
I 'ollle a ml see it .
1 .a dies' I 'aunl leroy Sets.
A big lino of Ladies' ami
And in t he ( ionls' I'uriiisli
ing (ioods Liiieanytliingyou
want. A good line of dents'
drips ami Valises just in.
In fact wo have anvt hiii"-
you want in t he Dry floods
and Shoe lines. To innuini-
ratc. we nave a special leader
in every depart mont.
i'.OSTIC I!l!OS. A- WKKillT.
ItOOKS ASH STATIONARY,
ARTISTS' II A l l It I A I.S, I
i:m;i x t:i;i-:s- sri i'i.ii;s,
I'KTt i;i;s .we 1-ka.n.i i-s,
Lots of people come into
our store and see t hint's that
thoy have just purchased at
other places and exclaim,
"Why, 1 didn't know you
kept this," etc, and upon
eomparni"; prices find that
they have paid too much for
their purchase. They say,
also, ' AVe knew you were the
cheapest, hut had no idea
you kept so and so." For
two years we have been try
ing to impress upon the peo
ple the fact that we handle
ii'oods in nil lines
EXCEPT GROCERIES AND DRUGS,
Heef Wine and Iron! Fer
rated Wine of Wild Cherry,
Cod Livei- Oil with Hypo-
phospliites and Pure Pepsin,
Elixir Valerianate of Amnio
nic, TastelessCastor Oil and
Calisaya Tonic, prepared in
our own laboratory hy an
experienced Pharmacist. T.
C. Smith ov Co., Dispensing
CHAS. D. GLANTON & CO.,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Pluestone for soaking
Wheat at T. C. Smith ,x Co.'s
Oriental Dentifrice. for
from the Teeth, and neutral
izhitf noM secretions of the
.Mouth price 25 cents, at
new tiling in household
hnio's or conveniences
Corporal Tanner has at last stepped
lowu and out. 1 lis admirers will resent
lis 1 nlorecd retirement as a .tross out
aye. Those cannot point to ihe lie -
, ratic party as ihe author oft lie disgrace
orcahiniily.or hatevcr ihey uiaycall it.
I'hat party had neither inthicnce nor
la vor with t lie administration, tun it
Ihey had desired to inlericre with tin
wild and uncontrolled career of tin- M,.,
who was iloin- his l.cst to leali down!
the party lie claimed lo serve, of course
loinj; his mis-, hict unwitlinylv. Mr. liar
risou linds at last how inucli lie, his ad-
ministr.'it i and his parly llavesullercil ;
l ilt he acted too late to eVfare i In- '
chid that is done. .Nosuncrior in oili.-.-
can he permiitcd to lie treated with eon
tcmptuous defiance hy a suhordinale
wil h the expectation of recovering lost
respect. Like a former Serueant tit Arms
ilthc Senate in relation to I'resideni
; ifanl. Tanner was a "liie-er" ni;,n 1 1, ,,,
Harrison; and held to his lm I
HI.AXK 1HHIKS, i;Vi:it V.I AIU.,
ma i.s. iuvs ami i;ami;s.
vi:.sTi;Ki n. c. ci:xi:s,
I 'Til I'll" I'l il ,!.'. CHIC
is iiiinoiniced we hiisteii t(
secure ii , ami wonrefrouiieiit.
ly told hy visitors from la rue
cities that the variety and
completeness of our lino of
-i'oods is perfect ly iiMtonishini''
for ii city t lie sizeof Asheville
The nionil o'ii liici is
until you have visited oui
store, (io to ot hers ami -et
.' 1:1 licr you
Attent ion experts in snuik
ine,'! T. C. Smith & Co. hiivi
another lot of "Five Kiev
ens" just in tlie finest Five
Cent Ci'o'nr in Asheville. Cu
ban hand made..
Our aim is to fill a loii' felt want in the city of Asheville,
and we will open about September 1, with the most eoni-
lete line of Clothing for Men and Boys ever shown in flu's
Our Mr. CHAS. 15 LAN TON oes to Northern and East
ern markets with the ready cash whicli insures to the new
All n led in' nos carefully com
pimnded ;it T. C. Smith cV
Co.'s Drui'- Store. Proserin-
tions prepared with scrupu
lous en re by experienced and
i ne .oiiu stale, Kepuliliean yives
cold comfort, u, the disappointed breth
ren ofthe faith. Some of them who have
yot their noses in the puhlic trout;li.
thoujjli even so shallowly, may nlTcct to
he happy and loyal. Hm most ot thcin
will join in the conclusions of the North
State, which says;
The Keiulilicaus in North Carolina
are still complaining ahout mosl ofthe
lederal appoiulinculs. Thev niiejht just
as well let evervt him.-teiss 'ri,'.. i'-....:
dent has delivered hiuisell'up to men who
,,...c coui.oi oi me omccs, ami as lar as
Ihe repuliheau party south is concerned
it has no recognition from the 'resident
auo ne win not take the pains to learn
auytliintr ahout it. He has liecn cap
tured hy people who will use him for all
he is worth.
I'r. I'nrkcrl'ravs cream Van-Ola. K'osa
line, OiiKaline and Diamond nail powder
having now lieeomc the ladies' favorites
at K. L. Jacob's drut; store, these I'opular
maiiieiire articles m.iv always lie found
together with pocket emery hoard, or
an;e wood sticks, nail scissors, files mid
ther such reiiuisites. Also a eonmlete
line of drills and toilet nrtieles, in addi
tion to the Ilehe Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks arc disK-nsed. Cor
ner Alain street and Patton avenue.
White Horse, the C row f.l,,,.t ... A. 1
and will never lie seen a'ain even if one
meets a reuinient of red headed girls.
The I.atllet nellKl.ted
The pleasant elTeet and theiH-rfeet salctv
witli which ladies miv us. tl... u, ,,.;.! i...:.
laxative. Syrup of Fijjs, under all condi
tions make it their favorite remedy. It
is nleasinu to the evi nti.t t-,. i,
. - -.- - ...... (.in ihslv,
Ktntle, yet efltrtual in acting on the kid-
ej a, iivci uuu UUWCIS,
22 S. .llain Street.
ix i ikih:u
M Ki; Sii.li:ciLC.LS
i U K nrsiNi;ss,
oi k STi ICK OF
KNIVLS, FOUKS, SPOONS,
CASTLKS, lil TTLKS,
ARTHUR 31. FIELD,
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION--
Is Hint line lot of KKGI.ISII lIRim.KS and
TIIKi;i--Hl)KN CHAMOIS SliATSAllI'LIiS
J. M. ALEXANDER'S
Anil the low prices ut which he is scllinj; ull
Kooils m his line.
He has incrcusetl his force and intends to
meet the demand.
Rai.i;h;ii, N. C Last winter I was
sulk-ring very much from indigestion and
general debility, with a broken-down
system, followed with chronic dysentery.
I tried one bottle of Mrs. Joe Person's
Remedy, and found so much relief and
improvement I continued its use until
I used the seventh bottle uh-h
me to perfect health, and I am now as
sound us a silver dollar. W. B. Jordan. -I
inn ii ,vou nave seen w
we hit ve w Inn vou w,-i nt or not
if wo ha ve it we a re willing to
match prices and (jiialit.v,
leeline assured that in even
.ise we snail save you
money. We leave Monday
to lmy .a large stock, iind wi
liave facilities for gvtting it
low, trcmiently under tlx
cost of manufacture W.
sell at a close profit ami wi
iio pose to kj Koine imsiness
or know the reason why. Ik
until you have visited the
Home-made! T. ('. Smith
Ac Co., are (iener.il An'cnts for
Toh.-icco and Cigars made
in Asheville, especiidly Por
ter's Warrantee Cigars
Hull's Fine Tobaccos.
J. V. SCIIARTLE,
42 IS. Main St.
JAMIiS I RINK,
FAMILYGROCERiES AND PROVISIONS
Ancnt fur Kcciiis Cncli Woulcu Mills.
Asheville, N. C.
H fiNANciAi Sucar,
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND GHILOREN'S
Will receive our special attention, and to this we will call
the especial attention of Mothers. Sisters and Aunts.
I'rlil lid 1 v
iM R. PENNiMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
i. o. Ilox i.
a Niiv i:nti;uihisic.
The Hand I.iiiiinlrv will open imi Mmula.v
ht the foot of Mrs. Wilsnn's hill, under the
inanaKcincnt ol'C. w. HinKins.
All work done ncnllv In htuid.
The Best are
Farrcll & Co.,
6ENERALC0NTRAGT0R AND BUILDER
nllu i-viiiiiii wotk asiieeialty.
Oratei, Kanf;ea and Boilers act.
llaildinKB moved and repaired In first eluss
Sewcrune, 1 H umane nnd train for the same
thoroiiKhly understood and iiromptly at
Office: Wolfe Ituililimz. Court Hons,-s,,,,nr
Asheville. N. C. mav.lodlv
;- v.tii iuif runs mmsc, lotrciner
With kitrhen unH iwrvi.nl.' i
bnrn. Lot contains 2 aereH. Sewcranani
roiifl hnth ronnii t nm f. : -i- -I
needed. Apply to
u uu a t I A I JvlNSUN & SON.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will he replete with nil the Novelties of the season in tho
way of Neckwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will receive dne attention, and in it can he found from the
ronventional High lint 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 .STJHCTLY ONE l'lilCE..
and idl goods warranted ns represented or money refunded.
Our opening will be annound in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO..
One Price Clothiers,
atton Avenue, . . Asheville, N C.