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SATl'KDAY, OCTOHKK . ISH'.I.
THi: NATIONAL I'LOWKK.
The Charlotte Hiniocrat says:
Tun AsiiKVii.i.K L'mzi-x picscnts a
strung claim for the golden mil as the
national Howcr, Imt wc coincide with J.
M. I.., in the Now York Sun, wlm savs:
What is the matter with the cotton
hloom that it would not do lorn national
Howcr? The sunllower, wliich has ea
tnreil the heart of the gallant editor ol
the Snn, may reifeseit humor the
hlanduess oi' Schuyler Colfax or the
hiirher tvi of Marshal I'. Wilder lint
we arc not a humorous nation, lndn
trial invention with mullinheation ol
capital is rather our forte, and cotton i
king; of the industries of our country
One-half of our working ix'ople urow it
and manufacture it, while the other hall
and the rest of mankind wear it. Not an
other flower so typical of the spiritof the
American jieopleeau lie found.
When the cotton lilooin first apiiears it
is red in hue, hut soon assumes the while.
and immediately entwines around the
blue, thus forming the tricolor of our
country, and with droopint; pathos aii-
iicalin to every patriot in whose soul
the poetry ol national taste may dwell,
to take it as the emblem ol its country
An old tradition is loud oi associating
the lieauliliil cotton bloom with tin
daughter of a revolutionary hero, es
pecially dear to Southern history
General Nathaniel Greene. It was said
that, after he hail settled down upon his
Southern plantation generously provided
him by the gratitude of Georgia, and sur
rounding himself with all the elegances
and comforts of pcacclu! private life.
mingling the tlowers of peace with his
cherished laurels of war, a West Indian
friend transmitted to his daughter seed
of the exotic tropical cotton, with refer
ence only to the splendid coloring of the
blossom, not to the utility of the plant.
and that this cotton, like the hibiscus,
to which it is akin, was ietteil and cher
ished for its lieatity and not for its uses.
Hut there is more poctrv than fact in
this. Cotton had become quite familial
to Georgia and the Carolinas, but not as
an export crop. Indigo was king then.
It was not until Whitney, '.ike Greene, a
Northern man, and also on the Georgia
soil, erected cotton as king by his inven
tion of the cotton gin, and then made
possible, and at length common, that
scene of unparalleled tloral splendor, the
interminable acres of the cotton field
glowing with the brilliant colors of the
The cotton is essentially a Southern
product. In vain would the North essay
to appropriate it, or even to share it. It
stands with exclusive pride on its own
side of the line; it will not be bought
over, nor coaxed over. And as a South
ern man, and familiar from childhood
with the cotton in all its phases, from
the held to the loom, we might led pride
that our flower might be adopted as the
emblem ol the whole country, were it not
for the fact thai the glories of the cotton
bloom arc fickle and ephemeral, bloom
ing out in the brilliancy of one hue, speed
ily changing to another; anil before the
eve has become accustomed to I lie transi
tion, lading away in decay and death.
This is not the lit emblem of the Tnilcd
States. At least we ascribe to it stability,
strength and purpose, the steady adhe
sion to principle, the inflexible adherence
to purpose. In the adoption of the cot
ton bloom, there would certainly eomein
from loyal mouths the cUilant objection
that it represents sectionalism. This ob
jection is more than met by the fact that
while one section has the shadow, the
other has the substance; while one has
the blossom, the other has the fruit. The
profits to the mauufaef urer far exceeds
those of the planter, and .estheticism
apart, the Northern man might clasp the
cotton blossom to his heart with more
lervor than might animate the somewhat
dubious Southern man.
We go back to the golden rod. lake all
flowers, it is perishable. Hut when ils
season comes, it has duration; and
while it blooms it makes glad the whole
ihcc oi me lanu in impartial distribution.
In this resieet it is truly national. Hut
more than this: To every one who has
ever breathed theairof rural life.explored
the autumn woods, and trod the fields
scarce yet touched with the autumn
frosts, there has come an imjicrishable
memory, an indestructible association
with some indefinable yet ever-living im
pression of a time of the happiness of
youth not to lie expressed in words, yet
always animating with speechless elo
quence to better thoughts and deeds.
The suggestions of the cotton bloom
are practical, earthly, transitory ; those
of the golden rod are tenderer, purer,
more elevating, and .nore universal.
the fall , like Lucifer from prodigious
height lis. And they fall ill the sight of
men; and men look on, some in shame
and soitow, and some look on with
pleasure and exultation; lor virtue is
always living rebuke to vice; and when
virtue fails then vice does have its noisy
Of course when one invested with the
sacred character ill theministry or priest
hood falls, the cause of religion seems to
come togricf. If the leader and exemplar
prove himself to he but frail and mortal,
the flock is all too willing to follow. It
is bad for the flock who have licen
brought into the fold. It is worse for
the outside world, ready to denounce the
spiritual guide as no Ix'ttcr than them
selves. It is a slab at religion, at which
even the really rcligioiismight lose heart,
if they did not reflect that the minister o'
the gospel is a mortal like themselves,
equally frail, exposed to thesamctempta
lious, to some of them, in greater degree.
Human virtue in its own strength has
only limited restraint over human infirm
ities. The worldly may rejoice as en
dorsement of their own vice when the
professedly good fall away. They need
not take courage to )erish in their own
vices; for they are not the ultimate
Hut the minister of the gosiel may be
warned by these lamentable decadences
ol ihe preeariousuess of his own position.
As his brethren in service sometimes fall,
so may the calamity of a fall he his also.
There is sometimes an arrogant self-confidence
which mav be the instrument of
its own punishment; a "holier than
thou" lecling and hearing, which takes
the attitude of merciless condemnation
of the failings of others, and assumes
the uncontrollable right to the impreg
nable superiority of virtue. Their time
of calamity may come; tor in all things
"pride goeth before a fall."
The lesson to lie drawn from these con
siderations is the practical use of charity
of thought, speech, judgment. Remember,
in the question ol human infirmities, the
apostolic valuation of charity. I'aith.
hoie, charity; "but the greatest of these
TO MK. HAKKIMOM.
At the antl-Mahniie conference recently
held in Richmond, the following fourteen
reasons were given and formally set forth
why that wing of the Republican party
snoiiiu not support .Mahone the sell-noin-inatcd
candidate for Governor of Vir
ginia. We have not had, and probably will
not have, in North Carolina any parallel
condition of things. The leading white
Republicans arc too independent to sub
mit themselves to boss rule, flic faint
attempts to establish such have met
with such prompt rebukes as practically
to keep the party in a state of internal
antagonism. I'or theconditiou ol things
in Virginia President Harrison is chiefly
responsible, lie has taken Mahone mi
ller his wi'ig, "laced him in position to
dielate in the political management of
the State, to reward his followers and
to punish Ins enemies; and doing so, has
made it possible to verify the justice of
the denunciation ol the Democrats; that
justice now reaffirmed and endorsed by
a large body of the most intelligent and
influential Republicans in the State, and
in this particular case, without distinc
tion of color.
The report says:
We, Republicans from all parts ol Vir
ginia, in conference assembled.- declare
that William Mahone made it impossible
,-. .. . 1... v . n. . : i. . . i , ,
i me .miiioik uiKci to oe eiecteu.
He has deceived the National Commit
tee by a pretended compromise, the con
ditions of which he has not only made
no effort to carry out, but violated it both
in letter and spirit.
lie has taken from the Republican
party their plan of organization, which
was founded on the will of the people.
"He has adopted a plan of organiza
tion of his own, which is both hateful
lie has driven from the counsels of the
party the ablest and most popular men
He has removed county chairmen in
order to pack conventions to do his
He lias tried to lorce the unit rule t
carry delegations to the National Con
editions to represent him and not tin
1 1.. i i-. i . .. .. i , . ,
iic ii. is iciuscii lo aiiuie ny inc Uccis-
ions ol the national Republican party
He has refused to hear our grievances
and treated our overtures lor jkiicc with
He has placed himself at the head of
ticket and labelled it Republican without
tlic consent ol the Republican masses
lie has debauched the party and made
loyalty a matter ol merchandise.
uc uas mcoiiieu Willi, and m many in
stances, dictated county nominal ions.
He has forfeited his right to the conli
deuce of the jieople of Virginia.
The defeat of William Mahone is cssin
tlal to the salvation of the Republican
It is the sense ol this conference that
no recommendation Ik- made as to the
course to lie pursued cither bv the mem
iiers tlicreol or those throiiifhout the
Mate who are in svmnathv with us: but
each voter on election day is advised to
take the action Ins individual judgment
approves, looking to the end we all have
THE BIG STORE
Hustle Bros. & Wright
Is now overflowing wit li Hi
largest iinil prettiest stock of
Dry (ioods ever brought to
Henriet tas, Cashmeres, Mo
hair Cloth, Jubilee Cloth,
Turner (loods, Velvets,
Worsted, Eiderdown in all
1 ft. V . f
colors, nenirew Dress viing-
NOTIONS ! NOTIONS !
All sorts of Notions, includ
mg lankee Notions, and
some of the prettiest Not ions
you ever Noted.
Some of the most Faseina
ting Never-Fail Fascinators
that ever Fascinated.
Hoods, loboggans, and
Shawls in endless variety.
The prettiest line of Flan
nels you ever saw.
Iilankcts, guilts and Conn
Jeans and Cassimeres.
dents' Furnishing' (ioods
in abundance. We can fit, you
up in a 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.
2(H) prs. Ladies'and Misses'
Shoes, made by Ziegier Hros.,
rliiladclplua, which we will
close out at net cost.
In our Store
me maximum oi wiiat you
want anil the minimum what
you don't want.
RUSTIC I.UOS.& WUIdHT,
No. 11 N. Court Square.
THK BOVI.K TRIAL
Is on in Raleigh, but we leave it to the
paiers of that city to give details, the
general reader being interested only in
results, and bcttcroff without the knowl
edge of particulars.
We only refer to it for one purpose. A
priest has fallen, as other priests of the
Roman Catholic church, and .clergymen
of other denominations have fallen, into
the snares laid for them by the devil.
Despite their avocations, despite their ob
ligation to present examples of purity,
despite the duty imposed by the assump
tion of tows the most; solemn that man
can make to serve God as the intermedi
ary between him and sinning man, and
therefore invested with sortie of His at
tributes of purity, they hae proved
themselves in time of carnal trial uo
stronger than other men. They fa1, and
The New Orleans Times-Democrat com
plains that in the promised tour of Un
delegates to the Congress of American
nations, the South, lievond Maryland.
Kentucky nnd Missouri, will be left out
The industrial possibilities of the South
oc i.ipiuiy ocing recognized, and the
representatives of American countries to
the southward, iieoplcd Inrcclv bv inhab
itants owning to the same I,atin origin
" "nijoniy oi inc wiute population ol
the Southern .States, would doubtless I
prom greatly, ivy an omiorttm tv to
study the social and economic conditions
mat prevail in the Gull States.
Thus it npiienrs that this administra
mm means to oe oucnsivciy sectional in
all tilings, even on an occasion when the
whole country is ojien to the insicction
of foreign visitors who are not supiosed
to be informed of or interested in the
questions of its internal politics. Na
tional interest, not to say magnanimous
statesmanship, would have thrown wide
open the whole area of the United States
to let the foreigner know that it is great
and grand in all its parts. It is the vin
dictive bigotry of party politics which
excludes that part which gives the main
spring of action to American commerce
and manufactures, and hides from inspec
tion the cotton fields, the rice, the cane.
the tobacco, and those great staples,
some, most of them, the exclusive pro
ducts of the South.
ROOKS AND STATIONERY,
I'lCTCKKS AND FKA.M lis,
III.ANK IIOOKM, KVKKVUHAUIi,
HULLS, TOYS AND tiAMliS.
w i:ti-rn n. c. hci;ni-:h,
HUTU I'lloTilOKAI'lllC AMI HAND
1'AIN l lvli,
aa S. Main Street.
OI K M'SINKSS,
Oyster SjSy Parlor.
Meals at all Hours. ICIcctrlc
Cars Pass the Door.
I tnki pleasure in nnnnimcinj; the Oyster
Si'nnon of 1 KS-9(i has tiKiut1, anil my limn
cxjKTii-ncc in the business justifies inc in
itKNiiriiiK the public thiii I enn plcse iuiiI siit
isfv nil customers. I will serve oysters in the
bent style, ami drilling only with reliable
houses, enn oflcr the finest bivalves on the
market. Try our
Or Pan Roast. Boston Hay Stews a specialty,
('.rent enre will 1c taken with all orders. I
sell only the finest nnd freshest oysters that
ennbehnd, I receive shipments direct from
packers every afternoon. Clinrges reason
able. My restaurant is also supplied with
BIRDS, RAME, FRESH FISH, ETC.,
At all timet). Secial attention given to lady
customers. Polite and attentive waiters.
Hoard by day, week or month with or with
out rooms. H you want the best the market
nftbrils eatl on
K. STRAI NS, ProprM
South Main Street.
The Nvw (ioods which tin
"Racket Store'' has been
A big' lot in iill lines.
I'iirticiil.u s next wwk.
(JKO.T. -MLNKS & CO.
NliW IIOCSI!! NBWI.l l-TKNISHI-'Ii I
A I.I. MllllliKN IMPKnVliMKNTS.
MRS. N. B. ATKINSON,
No. 21 1 Hnywood Street.
A lnrpr, niry house, .118 I'Htlon Avenue,
on street ear line. (,uud lueuttoil Terms
renmmtilile. (loufl fare,
jul4.il.1m MRS. J. I.. S.MATIIIiKS.
Mas removed to the Johnston Building, Pat?
ton avenue, corner of Church street, where
she is prepared to keep regular or transient
hoarders. Table furnished with the best the
market affords. Terms reasonable. mnr.'UniG
ROUND KNOB HOTEL
McDowell Co., X. C.
(Situated on the W. N. C. K. K. An hour's
ride from Ashvville.)
First elass hi every respect. Mineral waters
I,Uhia, Iron, Alum and Iron, lUd and
White Sulphur and Magnesia.
The most picturesque spot in Western
PartieslcaviiigAshevitleonthel.au p. m.
train can have dinner on their arrival by tel
egraphing from the depi.
Terms reasonable Social rates to fundi
J. Bulow Krwin,
jul! d,'bn Proprietor.
GHAS..D. BLANTOM & GO.
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Oui'iiim islolilln loiitclt Wiint in 1 lie city of AsFiovillc,
iind we will open ,'iliout -September 1, with (lie most com
plete line of ('lotliin' for Alcn iiml Uo.vs ever shown in this
Our .Mr. ('MAS. HLAXTON --oes to Northern nnd foist -ern
ni.'irkets with the rendy ensh which insures to the new
'I I, L
J. W. SCHARTLE,
42 N. Main St.
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Afjent for Heenn Creek Woolen MIIIh.
Ashevllle, N. C.
WM, R, PENNIMAN,
f Financial $"cc
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will receive our speci.-i nttention, nnd to this we will call,
the especial attention of Mothers, Sisters nnd Aunts.
oi k stock of
KMVliS, FORKS, SI'OONS,
ARTHUR M. FIELD,
THE GREATEST ATTRACTION--
I that fine lot of. BNCI.ISH HRII1I.KS anil
TIIHliB-HOKN CHAMOIS SBAT SADIILUS
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he li selling all
goods in his line.
He has increased his force und intends to
meet the demand.
Mr. C. I'ittnuin. Blntk Cre-lt V r
had n bad wire leg, caused by a wound
received durine the war. and whii-h h.J
been sore ever since. He was cored by
using Mrs. Joe Person' Remedy and
HE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Ashevllle, N. C.
P. O. Box I.
ENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Mosnic Tile and Cement work UHiK-eialty
Grates, KunKes and Iloilers set.
DuildiiiKK moved nnd repaired in first class
Sewerage, Drainage and traps for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
office Wolfe Iluilding, Court House Sitiarc
Ashevllle. N. C. mny.Kldly
Rooms on Main street, opposite the post-
Oiwn daily, except Sundavs. from 10 a. m.
until 1 p. m., and n.ao until 7.30 n. m.
. nc terms 01 suoscnpuon are: One year
w, hiub., .i.oui o mos., l mo., oucts.:
daily a ets. I
Officers for 1KK9 President, R. R. Rawls :
Vice-President, Charles W. Woolsey; Sec. ami
Treas., D. S. Watson ; Librarian, Miss K.J.
Citizens and visitors are cordially invited
to inspect the catalogue and inscribe their
names as members. febNtltf
Street Car Schedule.
Beginning at 8.1!3 a. m. Ending 10.80 p. m.
Car leaves 8ouarc for Ueuot everv h,.n,.nii
Car leaves Sauare for Melke's nn.l t...,i.in
day 7 minutes after each hour and half hour.
Car leaves Melkcs and Douhledny for
Sauare and Deoot 7 minutes before cn.-h h....r
ann nan nour.
The company has secured a waiting room
for Ladles at Messrs. .Herring Jfc Weaver's
snuc siure, no. .ni. i-aiton avenue.
1 UN ASHBVILLK STRKUT RY. CO.
TO HAUL, BRICKS
"WM. R. PENNIMAN,
oct3d.1t EMMA, N. C.
TLANTIC COAST LINE
On and after this date the fntlnwlnir mIinI.
ules will he run over its "Columbia Division."
No. 69 Leaves Columbia fi.2o p. m.
Arrives atCharleston 0.30 p. m
No. S3 Leaves Charleston 7.io a. m.
Arrives atcolumbla. 11. (55 m. m.
Connecting with trains to and frnm nil
points on the Charlotte, Columbia & An
gusta and Columbia 4c Greenville Railroads.
T. M. BMBRSON, Gen. Pass. Act.
J. P. DBVI.NB, Gen. 8apt.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will ho replete with all the Novelties of the scjimhi in tho
way of Nirkwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
W ill receive due attention, and in it can he found from the
conventional High Hat down to the Soft Knock-about.
We have already nlaced our order for n linn ,f
MEN'S FINE SHOES
With one of the most popular makers.
Our mode of biiKinenH shall he STMCTLY ONE 1'itICE,
and all goods warranted as represented or money refunded.
Our opening will be announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON R, m
One Price Clothiers,
Patton Avenue. - - AshevHle, N C.