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SATTKHAY. OCTOHIiK 12. 1889.
MORI: WKDTKRN TOWNS.
Ill our review yesterday of the prtisicc-
live cities of Western North Carolina, we
were guiileri in tlieir mention by tlieir
occurrence on the lines of railroad, taking
them as thev snecessivelv presented
them. This plan, and the length of inn
article, compelled the postponement ol
two other towns whose time of distinc
tion is awaiting them in no very remote
One of these is Kicvard, the county
seat of Transylvania. At present it is
an unappropriated treasure, because out
of reach, u gem hid away in the motin
tains, its brilliancy less conspicuous than
the splendor of the setting which eneir
eles it. It is one of the most beautifully
situated places we know of. Approach
ing it from the North and Iiast. the eye
sweeps across a broad, highly cultivated
valley, on the farther side of which the
dwellings and pinnacles of the churches
peer out from the depths of foliage which
cover for a mile or more the rounded
crest of a gently sloping promontory ex
tending down into the broad valley oi
the French Hroad. On the other side is
another valley, wider, but more varied
by the projections into it of low motin
tain spurs; while beyond, around, and
and every direction, there are longswecps
of vista over valley and lict ween hill lai
back into the depths of the magnificent
mountain surroundings. Nowhere in the
mountains are the scenes more charming
nowhere such a blending and unity of tht
rural, the pastoral, the practical and
the picturesque, the field, the forest
the river and the mountain ; and no
where, in close proximity to town
is interest or curiosity so readily and
so richly rewarded with those prime
objects of a tourist's ambition, water
falls of height and beauty, and noble
cliffs to tempt the daring of adventure.
Brevard is still a very modest little
village. Hut it is patient and hopeful
awaiting the coming of the railroad
two of them. Then it will be unmasked
to the world. Then will its secret treas
ures be uncovered; and in a very few
years it will be among the foremost in
the friendly emulation for the first place
The upH.-r valley of the French Itroad
embraces the we hesitate to say it when
there is so much everywhere that is si
beautiful most beautiful portion ol
Western North Carolina.
Then there is Highlands with its bright
future before it, perhaps not as a scat ol
business, but as a pleasure resort, and
the great sanitarium of the Atlantic
slope. Ten or twelve years ago, a Kan
sms gentleman. Cnpl S. T. Kelsey. look
ing lor a place in which perfect conditions
of health combined with capacities ol
soil and other inducement and rewards
to active industries, selected this spot, a
plateau on the top of the Blue Kidge,
breaking down precipitously on the
south so as to give unobstructed sweep
to the eye over all upper C.corgin and
South Carolina ; and on the north less
abruptly into the valley of the Tennessee
river, extending with a varying width ol
from three to five miles, and undefined
length. The soil is a clean gray, the sur
face irregular from the indentations ol
the many affluents of the Cullasagee river
which here finds its birth place; and the
whole covered with a heavy forest
growth of oak, hickory, maple, hemlock
and other trees, with a dense under
growth ol kalmia and rhododendron.
There is a large expanse of level ground
in and around Highlands; and there arc
numerous clear cold streams, abounding
in mountain trout; and these streams
wandering through the dense overhang
ing thickets of laurel, secretly find their
way to the edge of the plateau.in many
a lieautiful cascade, but so far down in
the depths of gorges, and so hidden by
thicket and forest, as to give token of
their existence only by the dash and rush
of the waters in their hidden tumbles over
The location is a rarely picturesque
one, and that together with its unques
tioned healthfulness, and the many sub
jects of profitable industry, have drawn
to it a thrifty, intelligent and very indus
trious population, mostly from the north
ern and northwestern States, and to the
number of about six hundred. Here they
have their schools and their churches,
their good hotels, their mills and wood
working factories, everything in fact for
the foundation stones of a large town
But the main inducement to future
growth, as it was to settlement, is the
location, with its combination of ample
building room in a mountain top, the
purity of the climate, the unequalled
purity of the water, and its magnificent
scenery. The elevation is a little less than
Whether Highlands will ever lie reached
by railroad, we cannot undertake to say.
Mr. Kelsey is sanguine that it can be.
Hut it is accessible from the south side by
fairly good roads, and from the north by
roads that might be better than they are.
But some of these davs the name of High
lands will be in the mouth of every in
valid from Maine to Texas.
MORE KIND WORDS.
The Statesville Landmark says:
We desire to add our endorsement to
all that has lately been said by the News
and Observer, the Chtlrlotte Chronicle
and the Wilmington Messenger about
.the admirable manner in which The
Ashbvuxe Citizen is now being edited
by Col. John D. Cameron. There has
lately been a radical difference of opinion
and some little controversy between 1 Hb
Citizen and the Landmark, and this is
the olive branch on our part to our hon
orable and learned frirnd and the assur
ance to him that we bear no malice.
We assure our kind friend Coldwell
that while we accept with pleasure his
tender of the olive brance. We do so,
not as the emblem of the restoration of a
iieace that had been ruptured, but as the
evidence of a more perfect understanding
on points upon which there has been
varation of opinion and expression. And
we accept it with more pleasure because
we fully understand its sincerity. We
know as well as any one can know tne
bold manly otitspoken thought and
speech of J. P. Caldwell, his clear, vigor
ous unreserved utterance of his opinions,
his original, independent views of men
and affairs. It is not therefore to lie
rondercd at that there is sometimes col
lision between him and others who may
lie equally possessed of views of their
own, and equally prompt to express
them. With the very high estimate we
place upon the destinguished ability of
Mr. Caldwell as editor as a clear, strong
nd sound thinker, and as n gentleman
every way aiitmrniue in conduct aim
character, we assure him that his kind
and flattering expressions arc not the
least valuable of the very grateful testi
monials with which have recently been
so lilierallv rewarded.
We direct attention to the communica
tion in this issue on the above topic. Its
force and truth will strike almost every
experience. A ilistmguisned gentleman
of Asheville, at present a temporary rest
dent of another city in the State, called
our attention recently to the subject of
mendicancy in the citv, and remarked
with some shame on its great increase
within the past lew years. Its treatment
ought to be somewhat heroic. It requires
a hard nature to deny indiscriminately
nil appeals for aid ; and for the honor of
human nature their are more tender
hearts than hard ones. But the bestow
ment of charity requires judgment. It is
not always an affair of feeling. It is very
iften one of thoughtless indifference and
reponse to appeal is often made to gel
rid of importunity, in this way givmgcn
couragement to the worst class of mendi
cants rather than giving relief to the
The Flower Mission steps in as a valu
able intermediary, undertakes the labor
of discrimination, turns away the impor
tunate, idle vagrant, but sees to it that
the really needy are not neglected. This
laudably active benevolent bodyol ladies
is doing admirably judicious charitable
work among the poor and suffering. Its
flowers with which it first brought the
sunshine of the happy and prosjierous o
the outer world to the prisoner, the sick
and the needy, have now perfected into
substantial, useful, grateful fruit.
And for the Mission we besjieak the
continued liberal aid and co-operation of
all thse touched with the miseries of hu
manity, afflicted in whatever form sor
row or suffering may come.
The decision of Judge Hay in the
Kemmler case, that execution by elec
tricity is not an unusual or cruel punish
ment in the contemplation of the law
and also by implication, that it is a very
sure and quick mode of death, has had
two horrid confinnations in the city o
New York within the past week; atleast
nrools of its certainty ami quickness
This now is so well established that we
wonder the question of efficiency was
ever raised; much more so, tnan an I'.n
glish scientist has boldlv denied that anv
deaths have ever occurred from contact
with the electric light wires. We believe
there are at least ninetv well autlienti-
cnted cases in the United States.
An exchange says:
The victory of the Democrats of In
dinnauolis Tuesday is significant in many
ways. The city has been under Repub
lican mayors since 187. Now it elects
a democratic mayor bv a good majority
liven President Harrison's own ward
shows heavy Democratic gains. The
moral is that the country is not exhila
rated by the civil service, jiension, high
tariff and sectional record ot the admin
istration. There is another moral, that
patronage does not strengthen a party
We call the attention of some of our
Republican friends to the above. They
have lieen very boisterous in their glori
fication over their recent victories in
three of the four new States. It is only
another example of the Dutch taking
Holland. Do they not know that not a
single one of them would have been ad
mitted as States if they had not been
calculated on with certainty as Republi
can States? They do not brag much
about Montana; and vet that was
counted on as certainly as Washington
and the Dakotas. We would like to hear
from them on the Indianapolis election
the home of the President, and an old
stronghold of Republicanism, Don't all
sjicak at once.
Dr. Parker Prays cream Van-Ola, Rosa
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, tiles 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 dispensed. Cor
ner Main street and Patton avenue.
Mr. Walker Blaine, on behalf of his
father, the secretary of State, has come
forward at a late hour to explain why
the excursion of the Pan-American con
gress was not originally planned to em
brace the Southern as well as the North
ern and Western States. The explana
tion is well framed as an alter thought,
which we take it to be, and might never
have been mane but for the outspoken
complaints of the manifest partiality and
injustice of the first program. The South
ern States are also part of the t'nion;
though for certain purposes, it seems not
to he always expedient so to recognize
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
habitual constipation, to awaken the!
kidneys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening them.
use Syrup of Figs.
THE 13IG STORE
Bostlc Bros. & Wright
Is now overflowing with the
largest and prettiest stock of
Dry Goods ever brought to
Henriettas, Cashmeres, Mo
hair Cloth, Jubilee (loth.
Turner floods, Velvets,
Worsted, Kiderdown in nil
colors, Renfrew Dress (Sing
Ml sorts of Notions, inelud-
mg laiiKee motions, ana
some of the prett iest 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.
Blankets, Quilts and Coun
Jeans and Cassimeres.
Gents' Furnishing Goods
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.
200 prs. Ladies' c'ind Misses'
Shoes, made byZiegler Bros.,
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.
B0ST1C BROS. & WRIGHT,
No. 11 N. Court Square.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
I'ICTl'KKS AND PKAMKS,
BLANK BOOKS EVERY GRADK,
DOLLS. TOYS AND GAM BS,
WESTERN SI. C. SCENES,
BOTH PHOTOGRAPHIC AND HAND-
aa S. Main Street.
Ol'R STOCK OF
KNIVES. FORKS, SPOONS,
ARTHUR 31. FIELD,
THE 6REATEST ATTRACTION
Is that fine lot of IBNGL1SH BRIDLES and
THRBB-HOKN CHAMOIS SBAT SADDLES
J. 91. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prtees at which he is aelliait all
goods la his line.
He has increased his force and Intends to
meet the demand.
I consider Mrs. Joe Person's Remedy
the best blood purifier that is on the
market to-dav. J. H. McAohs,
Charlotte, N. C, August 15th 18K9.
Our goods are nil in and
we are now roao.v to nicer
anybody's prices. We have
some of the best bargains in
Dress Goods. Shoes and Hats
we have ever onereu. in
Iilankets, Comforts and Red
Spreads we are prepared to
offer some special prices.
Shawls to sell at prices
cheaper than we ever have
been able to buy them nt be
fotv. We sell no goods at
cost or under just to get you
'in our store and then make
it up on you in other things,
by charging two juices for
something that you do not
know the real value of. We
sell everything at a sum
profit, and our facilities for
buying being better than
those of any store in North
Carolina, except "Rouss"
Racket Stores," we run mul
do undersell anybody in
Asheville on Dress (Joods,
Shoes, Hats, Tinware. No
tions, Glassware, Tools.
Clothing. Lamps, Lamp
Chimneys, Shawls, Blankets,
etc., etc. Yard-wide Factory
Cloth and Graham's IMaids
or Homespuns some sell for
less than cost but skin you
in other things. Our advice
is, buy Homespun and Plaids
as cheap as you can, being
careful to see that each yard
measures 5.16 inches, but when
you have bought that
No man will lose money on
you. and when one offers
goods below cost at whole
sale, I my them, but don't
touch them in other goods.
Cse common sense, price
around, and where you are
offered the best bargains
We can sell you a solid
Woman's Shoe for fl, well
worth $1.40, a Child's School
Shoe for 1 that you cannot
match for $1.25 in Asheville,
a Hat for 50c. that others
ask H5c. to $1 for. We have
an Old Ladies'Shoefor$1.50
that will please every tender
footed middle-aged or old
Lady in the land and be a
source of solid comfort to her.
Our Man's Shoe for $2 in
Congress or Lace has given
better satisfaction than any
shoe we ever sold. We ha ve
a line of Dress Goods from
10c. up that is astonishing
in quality, for the price, a
line of Dress Alpacas at 80c,
all colors, of Flannels in large
plaids at 5K)c, of Mohairs in
greys at 20, and of Tricots
at 48c, we guaran tee will not
be equalled in this town. We
especially invite the Ladies
to call and see 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 have a beau
tiful line of patterns. All the
new pieces bought in Septem
ber and guarantee satisfac
tion. We have a Kid (Hove
in Black and Tans atf 1 that
takes the fancy of every lady
who has seen them. The best
woven Corset for H6c that
has ever been shown in Ashe
ville under $1.25. Comeand
Our New Big Stock,
And learn our prices before
you buy elsewhere.
GEO. T. JONES & CO
N. Y. Office, 466 Broadway.
Oyster VMy Parlor.
Meal at all Hours. Electric
Cars Pass the Door.
I take pleasure In announcing the Ovster
Season of 18H!-'9H hns otened, and my long
experience in the business justifies me In
assuring the public that I enn please and sat
isfy all customers. I will serve oysters in the
best style, and dealing only with reliable
houses, can offer the finest bivalves on the
market. Try our
Or Fan Ruat. Ilonton Bay Strwftaspcaaltv.
(.rent core will be taken with all ordera I
seM only the finent anil frehcdt oyster that
can be had, I receive shipment direct from
packer every afternoon. Charse reason
able. My rentatirant i also supplied with
BIRDS, GAME, FRESH FISH, ETC.,
At all times. Sjwc.nl attention giTen to Indy
customer. Polite and attentive waiteri.
Board by day. week or month with or with
out room. If you want the best the market
afford call on
K. STRAI SS, Prop'r.,
South Main Street.
NKW HOI'SIJ! NBYYH FI'RNISII KI) I
ALL MODERN IMPRilVBMBNTS.
MRS. IS. B. ATKINSON,
No. 211 Haywood Street.
A lnrtft house. 31H
atton avenue. Warm.
n street car line.
octh tltim MKS. J
MRS. J. STEVENSON
Has removed to the Johnston Building, Iat
ton avenue, corner of Church street, where
she is prepared to keep regular or transient
boarder. Table furnished with the best the
raarketaffords. Terms reasonable. marHlmA
ROUNO KNOB HOTEL
McDowell Co., N. C.
(Situated on the W. N. C R. R. An hour's
ride from Asheville.)
First class in every reect. Mineral waters
Lithia, Iron, Alum and Iron. Ked and
White Sulphur and Mngnesia.
The most picturesque spot in Western
Parties leaving Asheville on the 1.31i p. m.
train can have dinner on their arrival by tel
egraphing from the depot.
Term reasonable Special rate to famli
J. Bulow Krwlii,
juli d3m Proprietor.
J. W. SCIIARTLE,
42 N. Main St.
fcbliod 1 v
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for R terns Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main - ' Asheville. N. C.
VM. R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORK.S,
Asheville, N. C.
p. o. BOX p.
GENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Mosaic Tile and Cement work a specialty.
Orate. Range and Boiler set.
Building moved and repaired in first class
Sewerage, Drainage and trap for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at'
Office: Wolfe Building, Court House Square,
Asheville, N. C. may3Qdly
Or the Llqaor Habit, Positively Cared
it MwetsTume n. Nsiitr Mini meim
u 1 t,3'S " - H sr.
Hclss M tooo), without the knowledge o( the per
son tsklng It; It Is absolutely hsnnleas sod will
effect s permsnent and speedy cure, whethei
the patient Is a moderate drl nker or an alcohollr
rr?'."! SIEVES) FAILS. We GUARANTEE
a complete cure la every Instance, ii pace book
Aaarest in commence,
SPECIFIC CO, 1 W Dae 9L. CMKlsmtLO.
FOR MEN ONLY!
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TLANTIC COAST LINB
On and after this date the followina sched-
nlea will be ran over He "Columbia Division. "
No. 03 Leaves Colombia A. SO p. m.
Arrivca atCiarleston 9.30 d. m.
No. S3 Leaves Cha.Veton" 7.1U a. m.
Arnvea atColumbia 11.RS a. m.
Connecting with trains to and from all
points on the Charlotte. Columbia ft An
ffuata and Colombia e Greenville Hailroads.
T. M. EMERSON. Gen. Pass. Art.
J. F. DBVINB. Gen. Sunt.
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CIIAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Our aim is to fill a long- felt want in the city of Asheville, '
and we will open about September 1, witli the most coin
plete line of Clothing for Men and Boys ever shown in thin
Our Mr. ('HAS. BLANTON j?oe to Northern and East
ern markets with the ready cash which insures to the new
f Fi nanciai $uccc$s
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will wviv.' our spwinl attention, and to this we will mil
tin; 'NHviiil nttcntion of Mothers, Ristern and AuntH.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will be replete with nil the Novelties of the season in the;
way of Xeckwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT ?
Will reeeive due attention, and in it can he found from tlie'
. lTf 1 11 A 1 J At. O ..fi. I.' ... ..,.1. ..l.a.i t
conventional nign nax, uown
We have already plat-ed our order for a lino of
MEN'S FINE SHOES
With one of the most popular makein.
Our mode of business shall lie STRICTLY ONE WIN K,
and all goods warranted as represented or money refunded.
Our oening will be announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
Patton Avenue -
10 me oon Aiiui-k-nuuut.
- Asheville) N C.