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TIU'KSDAY, SEPT. 26. 1889.
TEACHING A I.KSSON, AMD
We take the following from the South
ern Voice, a paper published in the inter
ests of temperance in Bethel, Pitt county,
N. C. If Judge McKnc is correctly re
ported, he has placed himself in a very
reprehensible position. He is a gentleman
who has our esteem and admiration to
an unusual degree. He is, as a judge,
learned, upright, and thoroughly consci
entious, merciful und considerate except
in the consideration of certain infirmities
which lead to violations of the law Tin
case reported is one of those. Now, tin
law, as well as the temperance organiza
tions, have, or should have, consideration
lor reclamation as well as of punishment.
Certainly neither of them have moral or
legal right deliberately to compass the
degradation of an offender. Such such it
the effect of the sentence of Judge McRar
upon the young man, guilty without
question, of very gross and aggravated
offence, but presumably not beyond tlu
voice of recall or reformatory measures.
Unquestionably that young man needed
some sharp reminder of his wickedness
and his lawlessness. Hut that reminder
should never have lieen made in a form
that must forever rankle in his memory
as reminder of his disgrace and degrada
tion as well as of his offence. There wat
a cruelty that certainly did not look ti
consequences. When Judge McKae in
structed the county commissioners t
work him into the chain-gang, to work
him among the felon, the shameless, tin
degraded, in whom every spark of good
sentiment had been forever extinguished
to expose him to comment, to ridicule, to
contempt, as a man forever branded as a
disgraced being. Verily the iron has en
tercd into his soul thereafter to burn and
rankle without assuagement of his mor
tification. To what better future has he
to look forward to, if, with all his vi
ciousness, there had lieen a better na
ture to apeal to, when that nature
henceforward stands cowed or seared in
the presence of human scorn, without
hope, without care, brutalized and deh
ant, very profitable, indeed, to him ti
be reminded that hisshame has fallen upon
him because he failed on Sunday to at
tend the church or Sunday school. To
him that day and that institution art-
branded into his memory and his resent
ments by associations never to be forgot
ten or effaced.
The punishment is more than he can
bear; more than human nature can bear,
if inflicted with the view of correction
and future good life. If inflicted ab
stractly for punishment, then it is keen
in its tortures to a mind with any re
maining sensibilities as the Spanish lnqui
sition could have devised.
We yet hope the report made is inaccu
rate. Here it is:
"In Judge McK.ie's Court, at Green
ville, this week a young man was con
victed of an assault on one Mr. Sutton.
which took place one Sunday afternoon
during adrunken row in a saloon. When
the counsel for the young man appealed
to the court to lavor Ins client, stilting
that it was only a frivolous otlense, tin-
court said he was going to sentence him
to three months in the county jail, and
instruct 4he county commissioners t
work him into the chain gang; that he
would teach him better than to visit
holes of vice on Sunday instead of at
tending church or Sunday school. He
further said the man who received the
blow justly deserved punishment for tre
quenting such vicious places on Sundav
We believe Judge McKae was chairman
of the Prohibition Convention of this
State which met to plan the campaign ol
1881, when North Carolina made an
effort for Constitutional Prohibition."
THE MTI'ATION AS JT IH.
We clip the following from the Atlanta
The Kansas City Times understands
the relations existing between the two
races in the south.
Our Kansas contemporary admits that
the negro is better treated in the South
than in the North. Outside of politics
the color line is drawn more closely m
Kansas than in South Carolina. In the
South the whiteman is thecolored man's
friend, adviser and protector. livery ne
gro family has a white family to render
asssistance in times of trouble, disease
This condition, the Times says, may
not be the ideal one, but while the negro
is ignorant and unthrifty, it is betterthat
he should have these kind-hearted South
em patrons than no friends at nil.
Every word ol this is absolutely true,
and such fair-minded Northern travelers
in the South as Or. Henry M. Field,
Charles Dudley Warner and Colonel A.
K. McClure, have already given their
testimony on the same line.
It is consolatory to find that the race
question can be found to be invested
with colors not altogether sombre, and
to have a prospect not altogether omi
nous of evil. It is unfortunately true
that since the incoming of Mr. Harrison's
administration certain subjects of disa
greement and discontent have become
intensified, manifesting themselves in
race conflicts, and in the restless and aim
less movements ofimmigration. Whether
these are case of post hoc, or propter
hoc, we will not here undertake to deter
mine. But the fact is certain that inter
race harmony has been more frequently
disturbed within the past six months
than at any period during the past fif
teen years, and presenting a striking con
trast to the peacefulness and harmony of
the preceding four years. And peace and
harmony we believe to be normal rela
tions of the whites and the blacks, to be
disturbed only by the unavoidable dem
onstration of occasional individual de
pravity. General disturbance is abnor
mal, and can only lie fomented by intru
sive political elements nnd preposterous
claims of party ownership. The Repub
lican party has done far more to degrade
and discredit the negro than ever the
slaveowner (lid. The latter under the
force of custom a bad one existing
since the creation of man, held the body
of the negro in bondage. The other, pro
fessing to have knocked off the shackles
of physical bondage, and to have made
the negro a man with lilierty to think
and act for himself, yet assumes in his
relations to party politics to hold him in
abject mental bondage. General Ma
lione expresses the sentiment of his party
when he said in his oeiiing campaign
speech the other day, that the negro was
by instinct a Republican. He meant,
though he did not so word it, that the ne
gro belonged to the Republican party, and
that any independence of action was
punished as ingratitude, treason and re
bellion. This is the presumption upon
which that party acts, makes it affect
edly incredulous that the colored votecai
be cast otherwise than as dictated, and
is the motive for all the legislation sug
gested to secure "a free ballot and a fail
count." So long as the negro stands-
degraded as a voter unable to form and
act upon an opinion of his own, so long
as it is found necessary to regard him as
under special political tutelage, so long
will these uiterlerences with Ins natiiiailj
contented happy state continue, and so
long will continue these unhappy local
The opinions of such typical sound
thinkers and accurate observers as Ir
Field, Dudley Warner and Col. McClure
proves that a good leaven is at work
and the work of political inischiel makers
may possibly be counteracted in time tc
serve and save the best interests of both
races, not only in the South but also in
the North; for the negro is not allowed
to lie happy even there.
When we can appropriate the space we
will endeavor to appropriate sonic of
to Col. W. H. S. Hurgwin's sketch of the
North Carolina troops i'i the late war.
It is exceedingly valuable, and is remark
able and a valuable tribute to the valoi
of our soldiers, and a sad testimony to
their tearful losses and sacrifices. In tile
mean time, we must content ourselves in
agreeing with the News-Observer that
Col. Hurgwin is unjust to the press ol
North Carolina in denying it credit foi
giving publicity to the statistics of the
battle field. As the News-Observer de
monstrates, these statistics, in a form to
be accepted, and therefore valuable, are
accessible- to onlv a lew, and then at
great cost of time, money and labor.
They can hardly lie accessible to any
Southern man, because all authentic rec
ords are in the hands of the national
government, seizing them as a conqueror
and holding them as captured proiierty.
liven in such hands, they have been only
valuably accessible to one single man,
Col. Wm. F. Fox, I'. S. A., from whose
work, attaining a very limited publicity,
Col. Burgwin has drawn the interesting
statistical information communicated in
a letter to the News-Observer.
As for other and special matter, we
know that the News-Observer has been
laborious in season and out of season in
the use ol matter accessible to it or at
tainable bv industrious reseiirelw'Jtii ex
ample of which, under Saunders and
Hale, did such good work in fixing the
true relation of North Carolina to the
bartle of Gettysburg. The present editor
Capt. Ashe, has also been indefatigable
industrious ami useiulin siiniiarresearcn.
Mr. Kingsbury, then of the Star, made
much valuable contribution. It cannot
be said that the prtss of the State has
been nciiliuent. 1 he press needs more-
careful readers, with more just und tena
cious memo ies.
Some weeks ago Mr. Patrick Walsh,
editor of the Augusta Chronicle accompa
nied by a friend, came to Asheville to in
spect its electric railway system, and
thence went norhward to do the same in
every city where it was applied. They
returned home delighted with what they
saw, and enthusiastic to introduce the
system into the broad level streets of
Augusta. They had nodifficulty in form
ing a company and securing the required
capital; and also in securing u charter.
But the charter was the rock upon which
the scheme has spit. That charter re-
luircs that the electric railway compni y.
shall keep at least ten feet on each side
of the centre of the tracks of the streets
in good repair and condition. The com
pany says that under this requirement
they must pave a width of forty feel.
They illustrate the grievance by showing
that from Centre to Marbury street the
distance not given the cost of paving
would lie from $30,000 to $75,00. Con
sequently electricity is abandoned for the
present and the company falls back on
mule power. Augusta does not know
what it has lost.
Wilkie Collins the novelist is dead. He-
was a voluminous writer of very reada
ble sensational novels which had their
day, wei-e read, thrown aside and for
gotten, and not a single one will ever lie
recalled or reprinted. He was popular
and respected, but cannot be named as
a great novelist, and the world is no bet
ter for his fiction, as it certainly is from
the writings of Scott, and perhaps Thack
eray and Dickens.
Dr. Parker Prays cream Van-Ola, Rosa
line, Ongaline and Diamond nail powder
having now become the Indies' 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.
A. M. Britten, of Bancroft, Mich., is
the owner of a pear tree which is now
ripening its second crop tor this season.
The Ladle Delighted
The pleasant effect and the perfect snfctr
with which ladies may use the liquid fruit
laxative, Syrup of Figs, under all condi
tions make it tbeir favorite remedy. It
is nlensinp tn the eve and to th tnstr
gentle, yet effectual in acting on the kid
neys, uver and Dowels,
THE BIG STORE
Bostic Bros. & Wright
Is now overflowing with the
largest and prettiest stock of
Dry (oods ever brought to
Henriettas, Cashmeres, Mo
hair Cloth, Jubilee Cloth,
Turner (Soods, Velvets,
Worsted. Eiderdown in all
colors, Kenfrew Dress (ling-
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, and
Shawls in endless variety.
The prettiest line of Flan
nels you ever saw.
Dlankets, Quilts and Coun
terpanes. Jeans and ( 'iissimeres.
(ients' Furnishing (Joods
in abundance. We can fityou
up in a nice Suit or Hat, in
any style you want.
We m e Sole Airents for the
celebrated Morrow Shoes for
To arrive in a day or two
a fall line of Ladies' latest
styles "Walking Jackets.
200 prs. Ladies' and Misses'
Slioes, made byZiegler Dros..
Philadelphia, which we will
close out at net cost.
In our Store you will find
the maximum of what vou
want and the minimum what
you don't want.
I50ST1C BROS. & WRIGHT,
No. 11 X. Court Squa re.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
riCTl'KliS AND l-KAMUS,
III ILLS, TOYS AND OAMKS.
WK8TKRN Pi. C. BCKNESi
HOTH I'lllVTOCKAPIIIC ANIl 11 AN 1 1
m S. Main Street.
OI K Hl'SlNKSS,
OCR STOCK OF
KNIVES, FORKS, SPOONS,
ARTHUR M. FIELD,
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION
Id that fine lot of ENGLISH BRIDLES anil
THRBB-HORN CHAMOIS SKAT SADDLES
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he ia selling all
goods in his line.
He has increased his force and intends to
meet the demand.
Oxpokd, N. C, July 13, 1888 Mrs Joe
Person Madam: As I have been very
much benefited by the use of your Rem
edy, I think it my duty to testify to the
same. 1 have for some time past been
troubled with Rheumatism, and also an
eruption of the skin on the chest and
shoulders which was verv annoying. I
used your Remedy, and have been en
tirely cured of the skin disease, and very
much relieved of the Rheumatism.
Geo. B. Rkavis.
We have just returned from
New York, and our goods
have commenced to arrive.
The handsomest lineof Hand
kerchiefs ever in Ashevilleare
now to he seen in ourwindow
and the prices, we know,
have never been equaled. A
big lot of Pants are also in.
We have bought largely in
all lines, and shall be prepar
ed to offer some Dargains
which we have never before
matched. Don't buy ANY-
ITHING until you visit the
"Racket Store." Don't buy
School Shoes, Hats.orCloth-
ing for the little (iirls and
IJo.vh until you .price ours.
"Money saved is money
Elegant Pharmaceuticals !
Beef Wine and Iron! Fer
rated Wine of Wild Cherry,
Cod Liver Oil with Hypo
phosphites and Pure Pepsin,
Elixir Valerianate of Ammo
nia, TastelessCastor Oil and
Calisaya Tonic, prepared in
our own laboratory by an
experienced Pharmacist. T.
(-. Smith & Co., Dispensing-Druggists.
Milestone for soa king
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 2"i cents, at
T. ( '. Smith & Co's Drugstore.
Attention experts in smok
ing! T. C. Smith & Co. have
another lot of "Five Elev
ens" just in the finest Five
Cent Cigar in Asheville. Cu
ban hand made..
All medicinescarefully com
pounded at T. C. Smith &
Co.'s Drug Store. Prescrip
tions prepared with scrupu
lous care by experienced and
educated Pharmacist s.
Home-made! T. C. Smith
& Co., are (ieneral Agents for
all Tobacco and Cigars made
in Asheville, especially Por
ter's Warrantee! Cigars and
Hull's Fine Tobaccos.
J. W. SCIIARTLE,
42 N. Main St.
Agent for Re-cms Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main - Asheville, N. C.
WM, R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
p. o. BOX p.
A NEW ENTERPRISE.
The Hand Laundry will open on Monday,
at the foot of Mrs. Wilson's hill, under the
management of G. W. IliKjontt.
All work done neatly by hand.
The Best arc
Farrcll & Co.,
6ENERALC0NTRAGT0R AND BUILDER
Mosaic Tile and Cement work a specialty.
Grates, Ranges and Boilers set.
Buildings mored and repaired in first claw
Sewerage. Drainage and traps for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe Building, Court House Square,
ABherille. N. C. maySOdly
A large eleren room Brick House, together
with kitchen and servants' house and good
barn. Lot contains acres. Sewerage and
rood bath rooms. ComokteW furnish d in
every part. Likewise, a good Piano, If
needed. Apply to
auw a a axa i 1 AiMnDun at msn.
CIIAS. D. BLANTON & CO,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Our i i ii i is (o fill a long felt want in tlic city of Ashesi'lle,
and vc will open about .September 1, with the most com
plete line of Clothing for Men and I5oys ever shown in (his
Our Mr. CJIAS. ULANT0N goes 1o Northern and East
ern markets with Hie ready cash which insures to" the new-business
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will receive our special attention, and to this we will call
4 he especial attention of Mothers, Sisters and Aunts.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will be replete with nil 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 ha ve 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 STMCTLY ONE i'lUCE,
and all goods warranted as represented or money refunded.
Our opening will be announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothiers,
Asheville. N C,