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SATTKDAY, SKIT. 21, 1889.
The iicople of Western North Carolina
arc justified if they arc indignant at, and
enter a protest against, the weakness,
the wickedness or the indifference of the
War Department in submitting, after a
show of resistance or hesitation, to the
plans of the Indians Rights Association
to turn the blood-sLceied Oeronitno and
his band of Apaches loose upon the peo
ple of Western North Carolina. It occurs
to us that the white eople of this sec
tion had rights as w ell assavage Indians
and that a North Carolina Kights Asso
ciation should have precedence inthecon
sideration of a proposition so grave as
that of the very hazardous experiment ol
entrusting untamed sn vanes, vindictive
and revengeful, with the conduct of their
unrestrained liberties among a jieaceful
lieople, over a bcidv of humanitarians.
with only a sentiment to indulge, or a
theory to illustrate, without regard to
consequences. It seems to us a bold vio
lation of State sovereignty for a depart
ment of the general government thus tc
thrust upon North Carolina or any part
of it, without first obtaining the concur
rence of the State authorities and aster
tainiug the will of the jieople of the sec
tion most interested, a body of people as
citizens, certainly, irinin link, most tin
desirable, lierhaps intractable and dan
gerous. The instincts of these Apachei
do not weaken in captivitv. They were
caught red-handed in the murder of tht
whites, men, women and children, in the
ruthless shedding of blood and pillage ol
property, with the race, both a pastiim
and a business. Kun down in their hor
rid career of slaughter and rohlicry, noth
ing but sullen acquiescence in the condi
tions of captivity can l)e exiiected. Th
pursuits, the habits, the thoughts of
race born to blood cannot be effaced In
the kindness of the captors. They know
that it is a mailed hand that holds them
Ije it ever so softly gloved. Who may not
anticipate the ferocious exultation ol
these warriors, restored at once to lib
ertv, burning to avenge unnumbered
wrong and ignominy, planting their feel
once more on the sod of freedom. Moun
tain wilds and deep and tangled forcsi
may furnish novel form of warfare foi
fighters of the 0en pldin. Hut they
might soon lie solved, for vengeance
slmrens thought and gives new edge to
instinct. And the heights and depthsanil
gorges of the Smoky mountains migh
even baffle Miles or Crook todislodgetht
vermin from their strongholds.
They might be icaeeful. We doubt it
The Creeks, the Cherokces, theChoctaw
show some aptness for civilized life. The
wild Indians of the plains, the Apaches.
the Coinanches, the Kiowavs and other
kindred human devils, never.
It is a hazardous exjieriment, and we
hope will not lie tried before the voice of
North Carolina has a hearing as resjK-ct
fill as that given to the Indian Kights
When we commented upon Ciovcrnor
fowlc's recent proclamation, we did
with only the telegraphic abstract of the
document lieforc ns. Since then we have
read it in full, and must agree with the
Charlotte Chronicle in the sentiment that
the proclamation was a blank cartridge
instead of lieing substantially charged
with ball as the occasion demanded. The
language is vigorous enough as an at
stract generality. It does no harm forci
bly to recall the people to a sense of re
spect to law, and to remind them that
there is a power in reserve able to enforce
oliedience. But this is one of those very
occasions when those powers should Ik-
marshalled to the front in readiness for
prompt action. There is no vagueness in
the locality, none in the nature and grav
ity of the crime; but there is in the instru
ments acting in the crime. Now, this i
the very object to which the law is to be
directed, to hunt out the criminals, bring
them to justice, and strip lynch law ol
some of its growing popularity. Covernor
Fowlehasadvanced farther than theState
Executive has generally gone; he has de
nounced lynch law and issued his pro
clamation ol warning in general terms.
lie has never once mentioned Morgan-
ton; he has never designated the locality
of any similar outrage. His apieat is
only to the latent feeling of loyalty to the
law which exists in the breasts of all
irood citizens. Hut it is mere bratam I'ul-
wen to the lawless, who, in their security
of secrecy, laugh at windy words. What
the occasion demands is vigorous deter
mination to hunt these men out of their
hiding places. The Governor in conjunc
tion with the Attorney can devise meas
ures for energetic action, and give vi
tality to puqioses which derive little
weighs from a generally worded pro
clamation. DEATH OF PROF, MITCHKI.L,
Which occurred in June 1857, attracted
at the time wide interest in the scientific
will, besides being the occasion of lamen
tation throughout North Carolina. No
man in the State was personally more
beloved. No man was so widely person
ally known ; for his habits of investiga
tion which carried him into every county,
almost to every household, in the State,
placed him in easy familiarity with every
one, and Prof. Mitchell was gladly wel
comed by the head of the household, the
mother ofthe family and ihe prat ting child
from whom all shyness vanished in the I
presence of the genial old jjciitlcmun who
was as profuse in his caresses and his
johes as he was in dispensing the stores
of his exhaustless learning, or adding to
it by his acute and characteristic inqnisi
tivencss to which he made every source
tributary. The State mourned the friend.
the good man, the learned divine, the
profound scholar, the deep scientist, and
the scientific world generously acknowl
edged the loss it hatl sustained. A good
deal of information ol the incidents and
circumstances attending the death of
I'rof. Mitchel, obtained from jierson en
gaged in the search for his body was
published soon after the calamity. But
no eye witness had ever detailed the
event. We are enabled to supply that
deficiency , anil call attention to the nar
rative in this issue. ,
The Wilmington Messenger says:
The grajic flourishes in almost any part
ofthe State. We have seen a vine ol the
ScupiHTiitnig covering a large square in
a garden in Halifax county and not
more than two miles from the Virginia
line. We never saw grapes offincr flavor
than were gathered from it. This writer
has at Ins home in Oxford a large vine
that would cover an acre no doubt if
proicrly treliccd. The ScupiH'rnoug ot
Warren and I'rmiklin is equal to thai in
any other section. It will grow in any
county east ofthe mountains, we have
no doubt, and for aught we know on the
very mountains themselves.
The information we gave sonic time
ngo in an article, or rather two ol thcni,
which seems to have escaK'd the Mes
senger, defined with tolerable accuracy,
n the foundation of information anil
ibscrvulion, the limits ofthe culture ol
the Scuppernong grape. Il might grow
on the southern borders of tide water
Virginia, in Southampton and Bruns
wick, with soil and climate not unlike
Mir Halifax and Northampton where
that L'rape docs flourish. But while il
may grow west ol Orange and as far
the Yadkin, il can hardly prosper in that
icction; and it will neither grow noi
flourish in the mountains, because of it
susceptibility to cold. Supplied as mil
narkets now are from the Seupieniong
vineyards of tioldsboro and Fuvettcvillc
there is a feeling of discontented envy
that so luscious and so fragrant a fruit
:annot lieour possession except at second
The determination ofthe railroad com
panics concerned joiutlv to build a hand
some and convenient passenger depot
Kaleiuh is not only a long needed but
wise and just measure. The- roads ow
it to themselves to make a proier illus
tration to those passing through th
country through their public buildings
presented to the passing eve. They are
taken to icflect the habits anil stvle ol
life of the adjacent icop1c. Shabby, neg
lected, comfortless depots on their sur
face bespeak a society whose home sur
roundings and conveniences are on a par
with these presentations of their public
Mfe, and thus a great wrong is done
which railroad companies ought to cor
rect. And it is just to the people, from
whose travel so large a portion of rail
road revenue is drawn. 1 hey merit
sonic acknowledgement in the form of
comforts and conveniences, even elegance
and luxuries, and also those distinction
of position and sex, now confused with
.so much enforced offcusiveness. Build
good depots, beautify them inside and
out, surround them with shrubbery and
flowers, and then u hopeful picture ofthe
social progress and refinement ofthe
habitants of a country is presented.
The Morganton lynching becomes more
inexcusable, and more appalling when
the belief gains strength that St.'ick, one
f the victims, was an innocent man. II
may have liecn guilty; he may have been
innocent. Investigation under the pre-
scribed forms of the law alone could have
Ictermined the facts.
The Charlotte Democrat thus spcaksol
the effects upon the minds of the )eople
of I'liion couihly, of which State was
The iicople of I'nion county held
meeting at Monroe, on lucsdnv last, to
express their feelings of indignation at
the lynching ot frank Stack, bv a mobot
masked men at Morimnton, September
10. 1 He victim ol this outrage was
citizen ol mat county, and known us a
worthy and highly resjiectcd man, win
necrtuiiy sunmitted to arrest uv reason
oi tne implied promise ol a lair and im
partial trial, upon which he averred he
could fully establish his innocence. These
facts aroused an intense feeling ut the
terrible crime committed, which gave ex
pression in the resolutions passed, which
we print elsewhere.
There is hoie that the hypocritical ne
gro mama will me out in the coming
generations, if not in this, and that the
races will assume their natural relations
to each other, in the South, with the na
tive Southern element at all events.
friendly ones. We clip the following
straw from the Baltimore Sun :
Many of the white children in the sixth
public school district of Cincinnati have-
mused to attend the school because col
ored children have lieen admitted, and a
juvenile race war, with rocks, is beinir
daily carried on. Foraker mav have to
can out tne militia to quell this rebellion
against equal rights in the public schools.
Dr. Parker I'rays cream Van-( )la, Kosa-
line, Ongaline and Diamond nail powder
having now lx-come the Indies' favorites,
it 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 Helie Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks are disjiensed. Cor
ner Main street and Patton avenue.
Women irive most free rein to their
thoughts when they write anonymously.
The LAdles) Delighted
The pleasanteffect and the perfect safety
with which Indies may use the liquid fruit
laxative. Syrup of Figs,' under all condi
tions make it their favorite remedy. It
is pleasinc to the eve and to the taste.
gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kid
neys, liver and bowels.
It is no doubt a due sense ofthe fitness
of things that makes so many comets
barely visible to the naked eye.
"Wk-hita, Kas., has forty-two women's
clubs." No doubt the men out there
need to be disciplined by such female
THE 15IG STOKE
Rustic Bros. & Wright
Is now overflowing with the
largest and prettiest stock of
Dry (ioods ever brought to
Henriettas, Cashmeres, Mo
hair Cloth, .Jubilee Cloth.
Turner (ioods, Velvets,
Worsted, Kiderdown in all
colors, Renfrew Dress (iing
All sorts of Notions, includ
ing Yankee Notions, and
some of the prettiest Notions
you ever Noted.
Some of the most Fascina
ting Never-Fail Fascinators
that ever Fascinated.
Hoods, Toboggans, antl
Shawls in endless variety.
The prettiest line of Flan
nels you ever sa w.
Blankets, (Juilts and Coun
terpanes. .leans and Cassimeres.
dents' Furnishing doods
in abundance. We can fit you
up in ii nice Suit or Hat, in
any style you want.
We are Sole Agents for the
celebrated Morrow Shoes for
To arrive in a day or two
a full line of Ladies' latest
styles Walking Jackets.
200 prs. Ladies' and Misses'
Shoes, made by Ziegler liros.,
Philadelphia, which we will
close out at net cost.
In our Store you will find
the maximum of what you
want and th" minimum what
you don't want.
M0ST1C BROS. & WHK1I1T,
No. 1 1 N. Court Square.
BOOKS AND STATIONARY,
tRTis'i s' jiati:hiai.s,
liKGIKUKKS' SCIM'I.I lis,
I'lCTl'KUS AMI I-HAM US,
FANCY Ol II ll S.
RI.ANK HOOKS, KVKR V liKAUK,
111)1. 1.S. TOYS ANll HAMliS,
WKftl'KRN 1H. C. Hl'KNKS,
aa S. Main Street.
M A k V. SIIMF.CIIANGKS
OI K Itl'SINKSS,
(U K STOCK OF
KXIVI-S. FORKS, SI'OONS,
ARTHUR M. FIELD,
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION--
Is that fine lot of ENGLISH BK111I.KS and
THKEB-HUKN CHAMOIS SEAT SAI11H.KS
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he is sellinjc all
goods in his line.
He has increased his furcc unit intends to
meet the demand.
SATISFACTION GCAR ANTKKD.
Mm. Joe Person's Remedy cured Mr.
. E. Elliott's child of scrofula in the
eyes, after all other remedies had failed,
and the cure tins proven permanent.
Lots of people come into
our store and see things that
they have just 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
cheapest, but laid 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
goods ' , lint's
EXCEPT GROCERIES AND DRUGS,
If a new tiling in household
using things or conveniences
is announced we hasten to
secure ii, and we a re frequent
ly told by visitors from large
cities that the variety and
completeness of our line of
ids is m rfect ly a st on ish i ng
for a city the size of Asheville
Tln morn I of wlihh is
until you have visited our
store, do to others and get
prices. IIV h.-ttl nil licr vou
won hi, but
until you have seen whether
we have what you want or not
if we ha ve i t we a re willing to
match prices and quality,
feeling assured that in every
case we shall save you
money. We leave Monday
to buy a large stock, and we
have facilities for getting it
low, frequently under tht
cost of manufacture. We
sell at a close profit and we
propose to do some business
or know the reason why. Do
not buy ,
until you have visited the
Elegant Pharmaceuticals !
Beef Wine and Iron! Fer
rated Wine of Wild Cherry,
t'otl Liver Oil with Hypo
phosphites and 1'ure IV min,
Elixir Valerianate1 of Ammo
nia, Tasteless Cast or Oil and
Calisaya Tonic, prepared in
our own laboratory by an
experienced I harinacist. I.i
. Iilllllll ex e w., I'lnin iinwilii
Bluest one for soaking
Wheat at T.C Smith KCo.'s
Oriental Dentifrice, for
from the Teeth, find neutral
izing acid secretions . of the
Mouth price 2o cents, at
T.C. SmitluV-Co's Drugstore.
Attention experts ill smok
ing! T. C. Smith Co. have
another lot of "Five Elev
ens" just in t he finest Five
Cent Cigar in Asheville. Cu
ban hand made.,
All inediciuescnrefully 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
it Co.. are deneral Agents for
all Tobacco nud figarsmade
in Asheville, especially Por
ter's Warrantee Cigars and
Hull's Fine Tobaccos.
J. W. SCIIAR'IXE,
42 N. Main St.
J AM KM FRANK,
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Apent for Ke-ems Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main - Ashe-villc, N. C.
fen ll id 1 y
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, X. C.
I. O. Box I.
a m;v kkti-:kikiic.
The II anil Laundry will iijH'n un Monday,
at the foot ol Mrs. WiNon's hill, under the
iiiauuxenicnt of (i. V, IliinM.
All work ilmc neatly by hand.
The Best are
II V.o RING'S
Farrell & Co.,
Monaic Tile and Cement work anitccialty.
Grates, Range and Bollcrn set.
Buildings moved and repaired in first class
Sewerage, Drainage and traits for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe Bullding.Court Houc8o,uarc,
Asheville, N. C. may3Udly
FOR RENT. -
A large eleven room Brick House, together
with kitchen and servants' house and good
barn. Lot contains 2 acres. Sewerage and
srood bath rooms. Completely furnish d in
every part. Likewise, a good Piano, if
needed. Apply to
CHAS. D. BLANTDN & CO.,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
CLOTH ING --OUTFITTERS.
()v,raim is to till a long felt
, .,, i , , , , , ,
and we will open about -September 1 t 1 the most com-
plete line of Clothing for Men and Boys ever shown in this;
Our .Mr. ('HAS. BLANTON goes to Northern amf East
ern markets with the ready cash which injures to "the new
f TlNANCIAt $UXCE?
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will receive our special attention, and to this we will caff
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 receive due attention, ami in it can he 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
and all goods warranted as
Our opening w ill be announced in due time.
. CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothiers,
want in the city of Asheville,
be STItlCTLY ONK I'lUt'K,
represented or money refunded.
Asheville, N C.