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THE NKKO OI KSTIOS
MastHkeii its place at the front with
offensive and needless prominence. Oflcn
sivc, Kvause in the hands of the enemies
of the South it is made the oeeasioti ol
false charges and statements, denuncia
tions, and olitrusive intermeddling in its
affairs; and needless, localise without
the offensive uses of the subject, the ne
groes were quietly and amialily adapting
themselves to the position to which they
hit fitted, not so much hy race adapta
lion, as I iv their inanilitv as yet. in a
novel and trying stage of existence tc
iiunlifv themselves for the duties into
which false and selfish friends would
thrust them. The Anglo-Saxon was un
able to tit himself only long ages ol very
arduous training for the conduct of free
ifoveriiment, and for the submission to
the laws inseparable from the satetr and
perietiiitv of such government. Very
many recent incidents make it iiicstion
able whether he has yet obtained the re
quisite capacities for self-control. Mow
then can it lie cxiected that the negro
without any traditions except those ot
barbarism and servitude, he expected to
take an equal place alongside of the race
which has worked out its salvation by
painful trial, aided by the most enlight
ened human counsel, exjierience and
guidance. Cranting that the negro has
such inherent qualities that will make
him the equal he claims. 01 is claimed, to
be. time is needed to develop them.
That thcexX'ctationsof his false friends
are vain even from their own point ol
view is illustrated by their readiness, a.'
a last resort, to curtail the Southern con
gressional representation in congress
which can be done only by denying the
right of suffrage to the negro. Ilecease:
to lie "the man and brother" the moment
he ceases to be useful to the Republican
party. He is useless if the I'einocrats, as
is alleged, deny him the privilege of a fair
vote; he is useless if he does not vote at
all. as is the course suggested by some ol
the lending negroes in despair at the
equal recognition denied them by tht
party that claims ownership of them;
and lie is worse than useless if he vote
a Pemocratic ticket. Hut in each and
every case it is the question ol utility
that enters into the consideration of his
white political friends, and it is the ques
tion of ascertaining the assurance of this
utility that occasions the present agita
tion ol the subject. Hut one thing seems
certainly determined. The issue must In
decided on Southern soil. Humanity
yields to cxiedicney ; and the negro will
not lie invited to end his troubles and at
tain his alleged equnlitv on Northern ter
ritory. Colonization upon the sacred
soil of freedom is not to beencouraged.
I'pon this and other questions con
nected with the solution of the problem,
the Philadelphia Kecord has the follow
ing, which is wise, in which Southern men
concur, and upon which they have con
scientiously and also judiciously acted:
"The scheme ol colonizing the negroes
in Mexico or Africa is still more imprac
ticable and foolish. The negroes of the
South preler to remain where they are,
and they cannot be driven trout their
homes bv force. If thev could he deported
by violence or with theirown assent, their
removal would turn many wealthy and
cultivated regions of the country into
"The true methods of solving the ne
gro problem' consist in securing the col
ored people in all the political and social
rights to which they are entitled; in dis
counting ail appeals to race hatreds and
fears; in frowning down the mischievous
partisanship which seeks to mnkcthecol
ored race a separate factor in American
politics; and in helping the negroes toob
tain such education as would enable them
to better dischargetheduticsof American
citizenship. The colored people of the
1'nited States could then be left to work
out their own political salvation.
"Much of the talk of 'solving the negro
problem' Mimes from people who would
have quite enough to do in satisfactorily
solving the problem of their own rela
tions to societv."
Is now in the full enjoyment of its tour
t li rough the Nort hern and Western Sta tes;
and with the splendid, though somewhat
cool October weather, the beautiful,
highly improved and apparently pros
iierous country through which its path is
shaped to run, it will no doubt prove a
memorably pleasant excursion. But it
would seem that it is to lie nothing more
than a splendid picnic, fruitless in every
thing but present pleasure. There seems
to he a retributive justice in such result;
for Mr. Blaine, or those having its direc
tion, seems to have been at pains to divest
it of all national significance by section
alizing it in exhibiting only one part of
the country. What must the foreign visi
tor conclude, when, in pretending to dis
play before his eyes the full strength of
the grent North American Republic, only
one part otthe picture is shown him, and
the other part is hidden us unworthy to
lie seen ? What must he think when one
half is kept in the back ground as having
no lot nor part in the affairs of the great
nation whose people, whose products,
whose progress, whose unity he is invited
to inspect as models for his adoption ?
Will he lielieve the unity to be so strong,
the products so valuable, the progress so
great as to justify the boastfulness of the
llrcat Republic in so vaunting the solidi
ty of its strength, the infinitude of its re
sources, the marvelousness of its pro
gress? Those visitors arc among the wise men
of the countries they represent. While
they may lie amused, they are too intelli
gent to be deceived. They are not to be
caught with chaff. The great object of
congress might be assumed to be the es
tablishment of closer commercial rela
tions between all the American republics,
having a hemisphere of their own, and
with natural ties and mutual interests to
draw them together. Hut the foundation
of such commercial relations is mutual
and reciprocal advantage. Hut that ad
vantage is denied by the tariff system of
the 1'nited States to the other parties to
the contract. While duties almost pro
hibitory are laid upon the products of
Mexico, Central and South America, it is
a vain exiectalion that these States will
weakly abstain from a counteracting re
taliation. They are far more astute than
they are assumed to lie by those who
think to overreach them by receptions,
luncheons and railroad tours. Long and
intimate relations with the European
commercial icople, anil the sense of the
advantages they have enjoyed through
the lilierality of Kuriqiean systems are a
bar to any easy conquest through tin
blandishments of Mr. Blaine, or tin
American system, because in that they
see the barriers of a tariff wall erected for
the protection of siecial American inter
ests limited to the aggrandizement of a
few, and oierating to the detriment ol
the many. And so the congress may
meet and bow ami smile and interchange
- . ,i o :..i.
empty compliments m which mc npiunan
oennles are all skilful adepts; anil then
go home, still satislied, that as thing
stand, it will lie lielter for the Spanish re
publics to go on trading with Great
Britain, or I'rance or Germany, from
whom they can buy at lower prices and
sell at higher profits than withthel'nited
States which pursues its general, unwise
and hurtful policy, even to thedanmgeof
its own people, by the enforcement ol a
tariff, high and almost prohibitory.
And so the congress will dism-rsi. and
its Southern memlicrs go to their distant
homes with pleasant memories and en
lightened exiericnce, to buy and sell it
their old course of trade with lluropc.
It strikes us with surprise that Kuglish
law methods so illustrated by the pro-
I'ouudest learning, and fortified by the
experience of centuries should be so slow
to adopt the just and common sense
system of appeals. It maybe that the Ku
glish law, drawing its precedents trom a
remote legal antiquity, anil finding them
most authoritative at a period when the
will or the wish of royalty was more po
tent than the dues of mercy and
justice, is inclined to give sanctity to
precedents, anil to go, as in the earlier
davs. straight to its mark, unbllcrent to
the pleadings of humanity, Kuglish Con
servative temjier in tin' law. as in every
thing else, holds fast to established cus
tom. A sentence once pronounud is final,
with only a hope of the merciful inter
position o the sovereign, to be obtained
through the agency of the home secre
tary. The delect, nay the abhorrent
cruelty exercised by a delegated subordi
nate power, with absolute right to dis
pose of the issues of lite and death, was
forcibly presented in the recent case of
Mrs. Maybrick. She was condemned lo
lie hung, and the execution was fixed for
thecltd of a period of three weeks. Ibqie
lor her rested on application for reprieve.
ir commutation by the home secretary ;
ind that functionary, with heavy gravi
ty, hesitated liecause if lie took any step
in morcy to the condemned woman, it
would be rel Hike to the judge who in el
icit charged the jury to find a verdict of
uilty, and then sentenced her to death.
The woman, possibly guiltless, might
hang, but the judge must not lie offended
by calling his wisdom and justice inques-
tion, or violating the hoary laws of offi
cial etiquette. It was the conflict lie-
t ween mcrcv to save a human life, and
mity to maintain the integrity of cus
Hut in I he discussion of the verdict ami
subsequent proceedings to stay itseffects,
the absurdity of the present system
dawned upon the legal anil the general
public; and now a bill is framed to lie
submitted to Parliament to create a
court of apiieals, to consist of seven
judges to hear eases brought up from the
decisions of the lower courts; recogniz
ing by this action, what has long been
known in the 1'nited States, the fallibility
of judges and juries, and the possibility
that error can tie made by one tribunal
which may be corrected in another; a
possibility the English system appears
never to have dreamed of.
Ir. Parker Prays cream Van-Ola, Kosa
line, Ongaline and Diamond nail powder
having now become the ladies' 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 und toilet articles, in addi
tion to the Helie Soda Fountain from
which ice cold drinks are dispensed. Cor
ner Main street and Patton avenue.
A GREAT PAPKR
Was the last Sunday's issue of the At
lanta Constitution. It was gotten up to
greet the opening day of the KxHisition.
and to prove to the crowd of visitors
what a great place Atlanta was. The
enterprise of the Constitution was mar
velous, and has not lieen surpassed by
any of the great northern dailies. The
issue filled 5li pages; and of the work re
quired, the Constitution says:
It requires over UtiO columns" of adver
tising to carry the business to the public,
and about seventy columns to carrv the
news. It requires over 22,000 pounds of
paper to carry this single edition ol the
Constitution, which is to say over
eleven tons of white paper. The type, if
set in book form, would make two large
volumes of 350 paces each, and it re
quired more than sixty printers, and as
many more stereotypers, pressmen, proof
readers ann foremen to ao tne mechanical
To Dispel Colds),
Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos
tive or bilious, or when the blood is im
pure or sluggish, to permanently cure
hkbitual constipation, to awaken the
kidneys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening them,
ate Syrup of Figs.
THE BIG STORE
Ilostlc Bros. & Wright
Is now overflowing wit It the
largest and prettiest stock of
Dry (iooiIs ever brought to
Henriettas, Cash meres. Mo
hair Cloth. .Jubilee Cloth.
Turner (ioods, Velvets,
Worsted. Kiderdown in all
colors, Ilenfrew Dress (iing
NOTIONS ! NOTIONS!
All sorts of Notions, inchid-iti-
Yankee Notions, and
some of the prettiest Notions
yon 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.
Watikets, (Juilts and Counterpanes.
Jeans and Cassimeres.
dents' Furnishing (ioods
in abundance. We can tit 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.
200 prs. Ladies' and Misses'
Shoes, made by Ziegler Hros..
Philadelphia, which we will
close out at net cost.
In our Store you will find
the maximum of what you
want and the minimum what
you don't want.
hostic imos. & Wit MS I IT,
No. 1 1 X. Court Square.
BOOKS AM) STATIONKH Y,
ARTISTS' M 4TI.KI.4I.MJ
P.Xl'.INKI- US' SI PPI.IP.S,
PICTI'RHK ANI I'KAMKS,
l-WNCV Roll) IK,
BLANK I.OOKM. KVKKY (iRAIIK,
IMll.l.S, TIIYS AMI liAMKS,
WKSTKRN N. C. BCKNl'.H,
aa S. Main Street.
OI K BI SINI-SS,
Ol'K STOCK OF
KNIVHS, FORKS, SPOONS,
ARTHUR, M. FIELD,
I. that line tot of RNOI.ISH BRIDI.BS and
THRKK-HORN CHAMOIS SEAT SAIIIll.KS
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he is selling all
goods In his line.
He has Increased his Curve and intends to
meet the demand.
Mrs. Aimer Alexander, ' Hocwell
Mecklenburg Co., N. C. was a treat
sufferer from a womb trouble, brought
on by deep cold she had taken. But she
was entirely cured by using Mrs. Joe
rcrson s Kemenjr.
Our goods are all in and
we are now ready to meet
anybody's prices. We have
some of the best bargains in
DresstSoods. Shoes and Hats
we have over offered. In
Mlankets, Comforts and Med
Spreads we are prepared to
offer some special prices.
Shawls to sell at 'prices
cheaper than we ever have
been able to buy tln'in n1 b
foiv. We sell no goods at
cost or iintlrr just to fief you
in our store and then make
it up on you in other things,
by charging two prices for
something; that you do not
know the real value of. We
sell c re ryt ;' at a small
profit, and our facilities for
buying being better than
those of any store in North
Carolina, except "ltouss
Racket Stores." tec rtm .imi
lo undersell anybody in
Asheville on Dress (ioods,
Shoes, Hats, Tinware. No
tions, (ilnsswnre, Tools.
Clothing. Lamps, Lamp
Chimneys. Shawls, illankcts,
etc.. etc. Yard-wide Factory
Cloth and (Srahnm's Plaids
or Homespuns some sell for
less than cost hut skin yon
in otlirr things. Our advice
is, buy Homespun and Plaids
as cheap as you can. being
careful to see that each yard
measures .'l( inches, but when
you have bought that
No man will lose money on
you, and when one offers
goods below cost at whole
sale, liny thrill, but don't
touch them in other goods.
I'se coilinton sense, price
around, and where you are
offered the best bargains
We can sell you a solid
Woman's Shoe for fl, well
worth .fl .(), a Child's School
Shoe for fl that you cannot
match for if 1 .25 in Asheville.
a Hat for o()c, that others
ask Hoc. to f 1 for. We ha ve
an Old Ladies' Sltoeforfl
that will please every tender
footed middle-a",ed or old
Lady in the land and be a
source of solid comfort toher.
Our Man's Shoe for 2 in
Congress i" Lace has given
better satisfaction than any
shoe we ever sold. We have
a line of Dress (Soods from
10c. up that is astonishing
in quality, for tli price, a
line of Dress Alpacas at 30c,
all colors, of Flannels in large
plaids at 30c, of Mohairs in
greys at 20, and of Tricots
at 48c, we guarantee will not
he equalled in this town. We
especially invite the Ladies
to call and hoc our Silks for
fancy work, chenilles, ban
gles, arasenes, wools, knit
ting and embroidery silks.
We are also prepared to do
stamping on Linen, Plush.
Velvet and Felt, at prices
away below those charged
by others. We ha ve a beau
tiful line of patterns. All the
new pieces bought in Septem
ber and guarantee satisfac
tion. We ha ve a Kid Glove
in Black and Tans at $1 that
takes the fancy of every lady
who has seeu them. Thebest
woven Corset for KCc that
has ever been shown in Ashe
ville under $1.2.". Come and
Our New Big Stock.
And learn our prices before
you buy elsewhere.
GEO. T. JONES & CO.
X.Y. Office, 4C0 Broadway.
lil ROPUAN PLAN.
meals at all Houw. lilci'lrlc
Cars Paw tliv Ioor.
I lnke pleiiKiirr in jittiloiim-iiiK tllf 'Ivatri
Season ol" lHMil-'HO him uiirncil, um! my long
exieriencc in the luininesf. jtmtifiri me in
nxsuriiiK the public thnt I run ulenne und ml
fy nil customer. 1 will M-rve ovMcrs in the
hint style, anil iltiiliiiK only with retinble
huuKC. can oiler the linest liivulves nn the
market. Try our
Or Pun Komt. Boston IinyStivnpvu.ltv.
('.rent cure will lw titkcn with nil orders. I
Hf't only the finest nml freshest oysters that
enn he hii'l. I receive fhtnnicntfi ilireet from
puckers every afternoon. Chorxes renson
alile. My rcKtuuinnt i also supplied with
BIRDS, GAME, FRESH FISH, ETC.,
At all time. SjK'cial Attention nivm to lady
customers. Polite and att- ntive waiters.
Board by day. week or month with or with
out rooms. It" you want the ttest the market
affords til II on
K. fiTRAl'SJi, PropT.,
South Main Street.
NKW lUU'SH ! NKVI. t-'I'KKIKHKh I
ALL MOIH'.KN 1 M I'R' V l M KNTS.
MRS. . R. ATKINSON,
No. 21 1 Haywood Street.
jun-1' dl v
A Ifii L'c home, :t1H ln t ton a venue. WMrm.
com fort n tile rooms. n street car line.
oi tSdni MRS. J. I.. SMATHKKS.
Has removed to the lohnston lluitdiuic. Pat?
ton avenue, corner of Church street, where
she is prepared to keep nxular or transient
boarders. Table furnished with the best the
market aflffiiis. Terms reasonable. mar3tm0
ROUND KNOB HOTEL
McIowell Co., N. C.
(Situated on the V. N. C. K. K- An hour's
ride from Asheville. I
First class in every respect. Mineral wntem
Lit hin. Iron, Alum anrt Iron, Ked and
White Sulphur and Magnesia.
The most pieturesipie spot in Western
Parties leaving Asheville on the 1 .Mli p. m.
train can have dinner on their arrival by tel-
CKraphinK from the depot.
Terms reasonable SjH'cial rales to fund?
J. Bttlow Krwln
J. W. SCIIARTLE,
4a N. Main St.
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Ajcent for Reem. Creek Woolen Mill..
North Mnin . Anheville, N. C.
WM. R. PENNIMAN.
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Atthevllle, N. C.
I. O. Box I',
. GEO. KIMBER,
GENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Mosaic Tile and Cement work a seeialty.
Grates, Kanfa' and Boilers set.
Building" moved and repaired in first class
Sewerage. IirnlnaK' and trap for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe BuildinR, Court House Square,
Asheville, N. C. may30dly
Kor irentlemen. A iierfeet shoe nt a modi-rate
ciwt Try a pair of our upeeinltieii in Kent'c
men'.footwear, nt $5.0(1, -t.oo, $3.Sti,$.ui,
$2.50 and $2. (Ml. Kvery pair warranted. Ex.
amine our .ieeialtie for ladic. at $ (Hi
$2.99, 2.0 and $2.(MI, unexcelled for .om
fort. durability and .tyle.
In.iat on having the'oriirinal M. A Pn.-kur.!
Ik Lo. Shoe.. The genuine have our ntamii
on bottom of each hoe. Sent iiontnnid to
any part of the I'. 8. on receipt of price. M
A. PACKARIl CO., Rrnckton, Ma... Por
ale in A.heTilleby.
H. REDWOOD & CO.
uk! 1 deod Hmo. lu we fri
JTLANTIC COAST LINB
( Wt mnA ft ' kl .)...- .1 - , 1
. . ...... ...... ...... ,. iv inc iuiiuw inn h-dcq.
$2.99 Shoe. I
" . w..i ii. wuiamina invinon.
No. S3 Leave. Columbia 0.20 p. m.
Arrive. atCharleaton...... 9.30 p. m.
No. S3 Leave. Charleston 7.10 a. in.
Arrive. atColumbia 11.S5 a. in.
. Connectinn with train, to and from all
point, on the Charlotte, Columbia tt Au
KU.ta and Colombia A Greenville Railroad..
. T. M BMRRUON, Oca. Pan. Agt.
J. r. DBV1NB, Gen. Snpt.
CHAS. D, BLAI1T0N & GO.
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Our .tint is In fill 11 lonjr foM want in the city of Aslivill
itttd will i)Mii iiliout Si'pti'iiibor 1, with tlto most 10111
ilto lini' of Clothing for Aim and Boys pvrr hIiowii in this
Our Mr. CHAS. HLANTON goes to Northern nml Hast
en! markets will) the 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
the especiiil attention of Mothers, Sisters and Aunts.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will he replete with all the Novelties of the season in the
way of Neckwear.
Will receive due attention,
conventional High Hat down
We have already placed our order for a line of
MEN'S FINE SHOES
With one of the most popular makeii.
Our-niode of business shall le STUICTLY ONE 1'iUCH,
imhI all n'oods warranted as represents! or money refunded.
Our oiM'iiing will he announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothiers,
and in it can befouml from tfur
to the Soft Knockabout,
Asheville. N C.