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TI1I2 DAILY CITIZEN.
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It is not a pleasant topic, hut wc 1
not Hunk l lie press ot the Mate can per-
t'orm a more servieeahle duty than t
IkthI ilsetVorls toetiunteraet the teiuleiie
manilesteil witliin tlie past lew vears ti
inakf IilIU ot law. or make its exttenu
ailminisl ration a popular pastime
I.vueh law is an exotie in North Carolina.
eomiiiL! ou with the importation of mam
other foreign ini port at ions ol extreme hu
manitaiiam doetiiues. l-'or, alter all.
without a tloubt, lynch law relates back
to that lantasiic tenderness lor human
Itte which had its lirsl development in tin
attempt to abolish capiLal punishment
ending at last in investing the bloodiesi
eritninal with the sanetilv ot' I lie mart vi .
or the attributes ol the hero, drawing t
him the sympat Ii v and the iuslili
cation id" men and the adoration ol
silly sentimental women. Ittil underneath
tins sickly sensibility, there was a si nm::
undercurrent ot strong passion which
viewed crime in its naked ihlnnnity, 01
weighed it in the scales id' unadulterated
human judgment, and measured it
by the standard ot natuial just
iie; to be inexorably punished ac
cording to that standard if I hi
leal authority to whom thedealiu with
crime had been fi n uially delegated failed of
its duty. It is such failure that hasmadi
lynch law the popular recourse; ami
man, by nature a blood thirty animal,
del'uhls in the power that reverts to hi?-
hand, more reailv to exercise it as each
additional triumph luruishes new exam
ple both of ability to do his own free will,
indulge his own wild natural passion,
and escape altogether the consequences
of his crime committed iu general, scent
The yreat danger to society, to law
ami order, is the ipuct submission of tin
authorii ies to the dictation ot the mob.
It is taken on trust, that what is dou
by a body of men in disguise and iu tin
darkness of the niht is the just am!
righteous expression ot the popular semi
me .t; it is accepted as propcrrebuke to tin
tribunals of the law. because they do not
execute the mandates ol t lie law wit h cer
tainty, severity and impartiality ; and it is
assumed that what isdoucby ainukitudi
cannot be visited by punishment upon
any one, or any mi ruber ot those detected
in the perpetration of an act id' mob vio
lence. This is a mitake which thesooiier
corrected the better. If any one is uiadt
to fall a sacrifice for the sins of his co
conspirators, then the law is put iu tin
way of resuming its rightful power and
inlluenee. Kaeh and all, jointly and in
dividually, are equally guilty, and, when
any participant is proven to have beer:
guilty, and receives theptmishment nieled
out by law to a single individual act ol
crime, then there will hemoieeircurnspec
tion in enain in these diabolical con
spiracies. They are conspiracies, as con
ducted, with all the environments of dis
guises, secrecy, and darkness. The con
spirators are afraid and ashamed to
make open avowal of their purpose, ami
of their deeds. If they have done other
wise, if they plan and sti ikeopenly abovt
board, then society has reached that
point when it needs renovation; the law
has sunk to that incllieicncy where it
needs abrogation ; the just time and oc
casion tbr revolution has conic.
There is no such crisis in societv or in
the laws. The acts to which we refer arc
those of impatient, la wless, often revenge
ful bad men. They are men who dart
not confront the majesty of the law, men
who cannot truthfully assert that thev
The tide of la wK ssness must be turned.
The legally constituted authorities must
act with viorand promptness.
We hv l" call attention to the tidlow
inj; extract from the report of Altnrticv
iteuerai i 'a Vinson marie to i .overnor
Scales, dated December UU, ls.NN, and !
him transmitted to the legislature at it
ensuing session. he report is written
with Mr. 1'avidson's usual viyor, clear
ness and ability.
Alter referring to the administration o
(overnor Scales as one characterized b
general jtnn order throughout the State,
and the regular and just administratis
ot justice by the courts, he savs:
'M reyret, however, to observe that
within the last year or two a disposition
lias ik'cii mnnilestcd in some localities, I
evil or misguided men, to resort to the
barbarous ami whollv unitistitiabh
methods known as 'lynch law' to punish
"These methods have, happily (or our
our people, heeu Hitherto couhncd to
other States whose tinniest boast it has
I wen to claim tor their citizens a monop
oly of those virtues which arc supposed
selves; and, in another, that "one of the
victims of the mob was wholly innocent
of the crime charged, but was executed
solely because it was feared that he
recoup nized some of the persons ciujacd
in the lynching of a fellow prisoner."
The Attorney Cieneral closes this branch
of the report with the following remark:
'lt will he an evil day tor our ieople
when they submit quietly to surrender
the orderly administration of the law, as
provided by themselves in their constitu
tion ami statutes, to irresponsible mid
Aroused by the growing frequency ot
these unjustifiable mob murders, wc look
tii the executive ami to the courts to ex
ercise all diligence in the detection and
punishment of the ollcndcrs; and, if the
courts have been the occasion ot offence
by indulgence of practices that obstruct,
impair or deny the strict impartial ad
ministration of justice to the extent ot
making punishment uncertain, partial or
unattainable, so as to furnish pretext to
popular violence, wc call upon them to
iiieud their ways. History has many
pregnant lessons to teach what tlu
North Carolina people are capable of do
ing with their rulers and their courts
when fuUy convinced that their rights
are wantonlv denied or trilled wit!).
In the quiet of everyday life, the
strongest man thai comes to the front to
make proclamation that human capaci
ties still have existence, with very faint
impression upon us that such is really
Jie tact, is the politician; and we are apt
:o conclude that all great men have gone
before us, and that it will never lie our
lot to see in our or coining days the Clays,
the Webstcrs, the Calhouns of civil fame,
r the Napoleons or the Wellingtons ot
Military immortality. Perhaps not to
-nch exalted degree; nature is slow to re
peat and renew such models. Hut at
least experience has proved that she is
neither slow nor niggard to supply men
very lar above the human aeragc when
i lie occasion calls for it. when the exigen
ces ol' society demand a leader or a deliv
rer, and when it is in such Icrntcnt as
bring all its elements iim
' ivily. Then some man ot
-it a lity is sure to be thrown to the lop, to
:ic seen at once in his true worth, to be
I'eeognied and accepted spontaneously
ind instinctively as the man for the
'risis. Such a one seems to be John
SUirus, leader ol the great London xrikc.
iu humble man by birth, a lowly man by
iccupation, sell educated, sell trained,
nil a man so trained, so skilled, so cool,
io resolute, so sagacious and so arubi
1 ions as to have brought to couter with
him in council, lord mayors, cardinals,
bishops, magistrates ol all kind. Truly
(he humble ariizan may both be (eared
is well as respected as he iu whose hand;
nay be placed the moulding of new des
.iiiies lor the greatest, mot substantial
ind thus tar, best ordered empire ot
"The white population in Texas hi
'. reuses more rapidly than the black. In
I. smi the while population of the State
was ,U7,'j;7 ; colored, IllM-.o 1 2. In
Is."i7 the figures were: While, 1 .GlW.-I.V.l;
.olored, ;t'.io,r7ii, showing a vast increase
f the whites, with a trilling increase of
the blacks in seven vears."
So sasau exchange. The statement
naile might have been taken hold of by
he recent conference ot the African Meth
odist church, to which a report was
made, and uuariiiuousl v adopted, in
ich it was gravely set torth that "oui
limn have been murdered by the
thousands in the South, and something
must be done to put a stop to this crime
linsl (tod and humanity. " Of course
nothing but wholesale murder can ae
ount fortius wide disparity in the iu
.Tease ot the races, the assertion mane
in the repori is a good example of a lie
well stuck to.
Hostlc llros. & Wright's.
Large assortment of Dry
(lootls just arrived.
A lull Hi I' Prints.
A full line of Satines.
A full line of (iing-hanis.
A full line of Tricots.
All kinds of Flannels.
A nice assort incut of Tap
( 'ashmcrcs ami I Icnrict tas
in all colors.
Turner (loods iu stripes
( Mir .liibilce Cloth is some
t hint;' new ami very j not t,v.
Conic ami see it.
Ladies' Paunt lero.v Sets.
A big line of Ladies' and
dents' II. S. Handkerchiefs,
And iu t he ( ieiits' Furnish
ing (ioods Liiieaiiythingyou
want. A good line of dents'
drips and Valises just in.
In fact we have nnvthing
you want in the Pry doods
and Shoe lines. To inaugu
rate, we have a special leader
in everv department.
IPOS. Jj WUKillT
Smith Carnlin.'i lias proltablv had niotr
ascs ol h nch law than North Carolina.
Wi' malic no hoast of our inli-riority in
the race. The way things arc jinini.', wc
iliall soon he "neck and neck" literally,
lint wc wished to call attention to a fact
stated by the News and Courier of the
l.'tlli, that in the Fourth judicial district
nl'South Carolina four murderers have
Ijccu convicted by law, for murder, three
.if whom were white. This proves what
can be done if the courts w ill do their
duly. As the News and Courier says,
"the fault is not iu the law, but iu its
enforcement." We do not mean to miti
gate in the slightest decree our condem
nation of lynch law. Hut it must lie ad
mitted that it can iirjjc a pretext for its
cMicisc in the lax administration of the
rccopined constituted law.
to represent the highest forms of modern
civilization. They can never Ik; justified
except in an abnormal condition of so
ciety which docs not anil never has ex
isted in North Carolina.
"The facilities for the sjiceily, but hu
mane administration of the law are
abundantly ample lor all the legitimate
demands of social order. Itjsa
significant circumstance, usually aeeom
lianyinn these outrages, that those who
areenj;aj,'cd in their iicretratioii usually
invoke the darkness of the night, the pro
tection of disguises and the association of
nuinliers sufficient to guarantee them
from clanger in the performance of what
they would have the world Ixlicve was a
The Attorney General then says, as n
motive for some of these lynching crimes
that there was reason to Ijelicvc, in one
case, that it was instigated by persons
really guilty of the offence punished by
the mob to divert suspicion from them-
It may be witty, it certainly is not
w ise, to apply to the outrage ol a mob
execution the trivial name of a "hanging
It urges gross depravation of sen-
lit 1ST IP
HOOKS AM) STATIONARY,
ARTISTS' M ATI.KI AI.S,!
i ;xc, I m: i: i-S' si I I 'i.i i;s,
l'lCTCKI-S AMI I'KAMliS,
l-'ANL Y I ;i ii II IS,
iii.ank hooks. i.vi:kvi;kaii:,
in i i.i.s. toys ami c. amiss.
W I . S IT . It X ?4. C. SCICKICH,
limcnt to apply to cruel and cowardly
duds exercised by disguised maicfaetors
ihcsunc pleasantries used in character
izing an innocent popular amusement
It is thoughllc-s use of words, but it is
dangerous conjunction of ideas. We
hope the press will learn to disuse and
countenance such levitv.
1 1- i .. i t . . ...
or. i arneri rays cream Van-Ola, Kosa
line, ( Ingalinc and liiamond nail powder
having now liecome the ladies' favorites,
at F. I,. Jacob's drug store, these popular
manicure articles may always lie found,
together with pocket emery Ixiard, or
ange wood slicks, nail scissors, tiles and
other such requisites. Also n complete
line ol drugs and toilet articles, in addi
lion to the llelie Soda Fountain from
whieh ice cold drinks arc disjietised. Cor
ner Main street and I'atton avenue.
Mackerel arc so scarce this season that
they cannot lie taken either bv hook
The I.adien Deliithted
The pleasant effect and the nerfert safetv
with which ladies mav uscthclioiiiilfniit
laxative. Syrup of Figs, under all condi
tions make it their favorite remedy. It
is pleasing to the eve and to the taste.
gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kid
neys, liver and Dowels.
Why do you smoke such infernal
"Oh, just to kill time. Why?"
"I thought perhaps you were trying to
22 S. main Street.
nl U HI'SINI-SS,
ol'K STOCK OF
KNIVF.S. F'OKKS, SPOONS,
CASTFKS, Itl TTIiKS,
ARTHUR M. FIELD,
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION:
In that fine lot of liNC.I.ISH Ukllil.HS nml
TIIH1-E-IIOKN CHAMOIS SliAT SAIlllI.liS
J. M. ALEXANDER'S
Ami the low prktsat which he i srllitiK nil
Kouds in his line.
He has increancd his force and inUtnln to
meet the riemnnd.
Lots of people tome into
our store jiikI see thing's tlmt
they li.ive just puivh;isel nt
otlier pl;ic(s iiud exel.iiin,
"Wii.v, I didn't know ,vou
kept this," etc., n ml upon
conipiirinji' priies lind tlmt
tlie.v linvep.iid too niucli for
their puirhnse. They wiy,
nlso, ''We knew you were thi'
ehfiipest. 1 m t lind no idefi
you kept so mid so." For
two yen rs we li.ive lieen try
ing to impress upon the peo
ple tlie I'.ii'T tli;it we li.'iinlle
goods ill I'mi-s
except Groceries and drugs.
II' n new 1 liinir in household
using tilings or conveniences
is iililiouiiced we hnsteii to
secure it. ;ind wen re frequent
ly told liy visitors from hi rge
cities thnt the variety ind
coniieteness of our line ot
goods is perfect ly astonishing
for a city the sizeof Asheville.
Tin' inornl ot'wlih li is
until you have visited our
store. !o to others and get
prices, ll'e ;, rut hot- you
n oti hi. hut
until you have seen whether
wehave what you want ornot
if we ha veil we a re willing to
match juices and quality,
feeling assured that in everv
Heef WiJR and Iron! Fer
rated Wine of Wild Cherry,
Cod Liver Oil with Ilypo
phosphitcs and Fine I'ejisin,
Flixir Valerianate of Aniino
nia. Tasteless Cast or Oil and
Calisaya Tonic, prepared in
our own laboratory ly an
experienced Fharniacist. T.
C. Smith ii: Co.. Disensiiig
Milestone for soaking
Wheat at T. C. Smith cvCo.'s
Oriental Dent ilrice, lor
cleansing deleterious deposit
from the Teeth, and neut i
izingacid secretions of tin
Mouth price 2.j cents, at
T.C. Smith iV Co's DrugStoi
At tent ioji experts in smok
i 'r i' ..,;ii, i'. r,. I,.,,.
1 . . I'lllltll VV ' . Mil f
another lot of "Five Kiev
ens" just in the linest I'iv
Cent Cigar in Asheville. Cu
hau hand made..
All nieilicinescnrefull v coin
pounded at T. C. Smith x
Co.'s Drug Store, l'lescri
tions lu-epared with scriini
Ions care liy experienceil am
money. We leave Monday
to buy a large stock, and wc
ha ve facilities for getting it
low, frequently under the
cost of manufacture.
I. toscpttus Latham, of Greenville. N.
C, take pleasure in milling a word of
commendation of Mrs. Joe Person's
Kemeilv. Mrs. Latham had the ilvsoeo-
sia very hatlly, and the useofthisKemcdy
provea wonoeriui in us enects, nna after
using a few bottles her health vastly im
proved. J. Latham,
. Supt. rub. Inst. Cut Co., N. C.
sell at a close profit and we
propose to do some business
or know th reason why. Do
until you have visited the
Home-made! T. C. Smith
A; Co.. are (leneral Agents for
all Tobacco and Cigars mad
in Asheville, especially Pol
ter s arrantee igars am
Hull's Fine Tobaccos.
J. W. SCIIARTLE,
42 N. Main St.
feliBl Hi 1 v
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
AKcnl fnr Hfi'inn Creek Winik-n Mills.
North Mnill - Asheville, N. C
WM, R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
I. O. llox I.
a Ni;v i;nti;kihisi;.
The llntiil Laiintlry will open on Monday
at thi' foot of Mrs. Wilson's liill. tinikr Hit
ninn;iKtimiit of (1. V. Ilinuins.
All work lnnc neatly by tianil.
The Best are
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO,,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Farrell & Co.,
GEO. KIMIti: R,
GENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Mokuic Tile and Cement work n specialty.
Orntm, Kannen and Builerx set.
JtuildinKK moved and repaired in first vlust
Sewerage, PrainiiKc and trnw for the snme
thorouRhly understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe Iluildinn, Court House Rjunrc,
Asheville, N. C. mayStklly
A Inrtfe eleven rwim Brick House, together
with kitchen and servants' house and Kood
barn. Lot contains acres. SeweraKtrand
eood bath rooms. Completely furnish d in
every part. Likewise, a Kod I'iano, if
needed. Apply to
au22 dtf NATT ATKINSON & SON.
Our nini is to fill ;i luii' tVlt wnnl in tin vy of Aslirvilfi.
iind wo will ojmmi nhout ScplnnlMT 1, with ho most coin
Aoo lino of Clot liin' for Mou and I?ofvs oov shown in tliis
Our Mr, (HAS. IUjANTON gors to Nortlinn nnl Knst
rrn markets with the voiuly ;ish which insures to tin1 mow
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
DEPART 31 E N T
Will I'ffi'ivcoiii' spiM-iiil atlciilinii. iind Id this wc
tlie I'spfciiil iitteiitiuii of Mothers, Sisters n nil Aunts.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will lie replete with . -ill the Novelties ol' tin senson in the
w.i.v of N'eckweiir.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will receive due attention, iind in it cm he found from the
oiiventionnl llih 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 lie STKKTLY ONK 1'ilICE,
and nil j-oods warranted as represented or money refunded.
Our opening will lie announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothier,
atton Avenue, - - Aslievllle, N C.