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WL'llXESDAY. OCTOHliK 10. lSH'i.
THKRK, AND IIHKK.
We clip from the New York Hcnilil tin
following in relation to the working oi
the secret ballot in h recent election ii
Norwich, Connecticut. The effect of tin
new method ol voting has licen to re
verse the relation of parties, the Demo
crats now having majorities where foi
many years the Republicans have held
possession. Not a shadow til suspicion i
made to rest upon the new use of voting,
nor is there any claim to any new con
viction or abandonment ol old ones. It
was the result solely of the perfect tree
dom a compulsory one as it were to
vote as one pleased without dictation oi
interference, not led ordriven to the polh
to vote as his employer directed with tin
fear of peremptory discharge if he fol
lowed his own inclination.
The Herald says:
The secret ballot helped to do it. for ii
no part ofthel'iiion has political hull
dozing on the part of the mill towm
been more flagrantly anil audaciously
exercised. In some oi the mill villages il
has been worth a mill hand's job for loir
to v."e openly, as he had to do under tlu
old t'.nc ballot, for Democratic national
or township officers. Otten the hands
employed by the most powerful corpora
tions were driven in the mill teams ii
stjuads of thirty to forty to the polls,
and on overseer walked with the votei
to the boxes to be sure that be cast tlu
ballot the bosses had prearranged lit
The Herald may he called a Democratii
paper, and therefore the views and con
elusions may lie called in question by tin
other sitie. Nevertheless, the control ol
mill owners is a fact so well known, and
so openly practiced that it has ncvei
lieen the subject of denial, tpialiticatiot:
or apology. In fact the right to force tin
political opinions of the employe to con
form, in their expression through tlu
ballot, is claimed as a natural ami iuhcr
ent one; lor what.it is urged, is mort
unreasonable than the hostile political
attitude of employer and employe, oi
men w hose interests arc asserted to Ix
identical, and whose action in the ballot
should exactly conform '
In other words; while the Republican
parly of the North clamors lor a tree bal
lot and a fair count lor the South, it
takes no shame to itself in denying thosi
essentials of unrestrained suffrage to a
large class of voters in their midst. They
make no concealment in driving swarms
of factory hands, mechanics, miners and
other wage workers to the polls and vot
ing them like sheep.
Yet now they ate reaily to plunge tin
rnioti again into war, are ready, in fact,
to make it a pretext for doing so. to se
cure the unrestricted right ol thencgrotu
his vote, which they allege to be wrong
ful obstructed or witheld. Certainly if
mutuality of interest lx' good reason for
dictation and guidance ill one section,
the same reason would hold good in an
other. And would act less unjustly anil
oppressively; for at the North, the oper
ator is presumed to be intelligent, able
to form opinions of his own ; and, in
voting under compulsion, does violence
to his reason or his conscience. With
him it is bread or starvation; alterna
nations, in the choice of which necessitv
leaves little room for choice. Whereas,
with the negro voter, if' compulsion be
ever used to control his vote and it is
not in ninetv-nine cases out of a hun
dred, he has not the most shadowy con
ception of the questions at issue, votes as
he is told to vote, and is made to do so
to swell the strength of the party that
makes the most use of him.
If the Democrats of the South, in the
lite and death struggle tor the preserva
tion of the sacred interests of society
government and civilization, have re
sorted to measures that might lw eon
demneil under less exacting conditions, it
will lie found that they will be justified, in
some instances, by the examples of those
who denounce them. The essence of the
secret ballot, or the Australian system,
now finding so much favor in the Nortl;
em States, and in full use in some ot
them, is the compulsory detachment ol
each voter from external influence, in
struction or guidance. The much de
nounced South Carolina system, which
leaves the selection of the ticket to lie
voted through the intelligent choice ol
the voter differs nothing in principle,
though varying in particulars, from the
now much lauded Northern or Australian
system. One is lauded as the solver of
all the difficulties attending free anil fair
suffrage; the other is denounced as the
Iliad of all woes to the negro and the
sum of all iniquities.
Whence comes the wide difference?
The vast extent and possibilities of the
I'nited States are by no means apprecia
ted the inhabitants of the Republic, who
nave become so accustomed to large
areas that they are blind to the signifi
cance of map measurements. The'boom
that marked the opening of the Oklaho
ma Territory led many people to think
that we are already becoming crowded
for living and working space. How far
from the truth this is, is shown by a
glance at the great area of Texas, and
even of the north-western States. The
largest county in the I'nited States i
Custer county, Montana, which contains
36,000 square miles leing larger in ex
tent than the States of Vermont, Massa
chusetts, Connecticut, Delaware and
Rhode Island. One-tenth of our present
population could find a means of liveli
hood in this one county, and then it
would not be so populous as Belgium.
There is plenty of room in the West and
North-west for our colored population,
therefore, when they are ready to more
in that direction.
Bl'RNING OK DR. TALMAIKiK'ti
Conflagrations are so much in the daily
order of current events as to have ceased
to excite any deep or lasting interest.
Sometimes wc arc roused to something
like sympathy when we learn that the
leople of a whole city are burned out ol
house and home; sometimes we are
amazed at the magnitude of the destruc
tion; sometimes we have a brief thrill of
horror at an ac coinpanying loss of hu
man life. And sometimes we deplore the
loss of some buildings, public or private,
with historicassociatioii, or richly stored
with the treasures of art whose loss is
irreparable. Hiit it is very rare that the
burning of any town or edifice stirs up
more than a transient emotion. The burn
ing of Dr. Talmadgc's tabernacle at Brook
lyn forms a notable exception, livery
Sunday in the year his voice has sounded
in that pulpit and gone out to the re
motest corner of this broad land; and
every week his sermons are spread More
ten thousands of eager readers, and fall
upon their ears ami eyes as living echoes
of his thoughts and speech. The interest
in those sermons is tleep and universal:
md the ruin of theplace from which they
were sent forth on their wide mission of
usefulness conies home a calamity to
be mourned as great and individual loss.
Hut such a tongue as that of Talmadgc's
Jiinnnt lie stilled by such a mishap; such
a pen as his cannot be paralyzed by such
misfortune. Hedid not draw his inspiia
tion from the Taliernacle.
"No pent up utica coiititud his powers "
And in a little while bis voice will ring
out again from some other place to lie
jqually familiar and endeared, and his
winged messenger of love and hoie and
jheer will soon take up their accustomed
flight to all the wailing eyes of his myr
Tlte Alliance and Politic.
A Georgian remarked to usou the tr.-.in
concerning the Alliance that its great
langer was its tendency towards poli
tics. We replied that wc thought that
tendency its ieculiar safe-guard, and
with Ilrothcr Dowd's permission we re
peat in here. Wc do not believe any or
ganization can continue in America to
row in power titdess it be s;i cored with
the salt of Religion or 1'olitics. lue per
tains to the relation of men with I'n d;
the other to the relation of men with
men. If one would tl;row the Masonic
orders up to us, we reply that their
strength is mainly due to their substra
lism of religious tendencies, uthcr soci
eties get together taking as a common
principle a problem that is often settled
oy natural laws. The Kuightsof Labor,
lor instance, were rightly striving for
needed remedy of wrongs, but they at
lemptcd to tamper with supply and de
mand, a question which is settled ever
I itusKie oi specine societies, u must oe
.Admitted that the onlv lasting and reas
onable way for men to get remedies in
America is through a coloring of the
laws to their own shade. Attempts to
,lo this are regarded as their privillegc
and they are upheld within these limits.
Politics covets this ground, namely the
.'housing of men to speak the farmer's
voice in the comments of' the nation,
l-armers c.-inno. fix the price of a staple
any more than they can under any other
natural law. The Boycott is a deadly
dose tor any organization. Force or
threat in any form is repugnant to peo
ple of the HHh century, especially in
America. and invariably rebounds
against the user. The Alliance has a
i;reat aim and a great impetus. I'ight
the laws that are against you as citi
zens through politics. Be outspoken in
this hut don't tamper with comers or
specific acts ot spile.
The summer has passed and the autumn
days are upon us. The early promise ol
abundant crops has not resulted in a full
harvest. The freshets did great damage
in the cotton belt, and entailed much
damage upon the truck growers. The
heavy rains in the tobacco belt curtailed
the yield, but the high prices now paid I
for the weed will make up for the de-!
ficiencv in crop. Middle and Western
North Carolina is well satisfied with its
harvest of grain ; and the fruit growers
c.nn fancy what would have been their
probes if transportation for orchard pro
ducts could have lieen secured. 1
There apjiears to be much growing in- j
terest in the construction of railroads,
and theestablishinent olfactories. North-i
cm capitalists are begining to look South
for investments, and there is certainty
that we are on the threshold of a new
era in our material interests.
North Carolina has lieen overlooked,
while Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee
have lieen largely sought Ly moneyed
men who look favorably upon the future
of the South. Lack of mterest by people
abread in the resources of North Caro
lina, is mainly due to the indifference of
her own citizens.
Large areas of territory are unculti
vated because too far distant from rail
roads, or tor want of effort to induce im
migration. The people by organized
effort can easily help themselves and im
prove their condition. It will not do to
sit quietly and wait for progress. It is
only procured by pushing, earnest effort.
The people of North Carolina can
achieve success by working for it, find in
that way only. Nature has done her
part, and done it well. She has trrown
tired of neglect, and our people must be
up and tloing if they would realize great
F. K. Sailor, chief clerk of the bureau
of ordnance in the navy department is
now on his first leave of absence for thir
teen years. Wc must regard him as a
dull "sailor" who has not been to "see"
anything outside of Washington for so
long a time.
Dr. Parker Frays cream Van-Ola, Kusu-
linc, Ongaline and Diamond nail powder
having now liecotne 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 dispensed. Cor
ner Main street and Patton avenue.
Candid You have a poor opinion of
nnmanity, i lear. ou ao not regard
the race with that charity and brotherly
affection which characterize true philan
thropy. I'angloss No ; I ride in the
To OlMpcl CoIdH,
Headaches and Fevers, to cleanse the
system effectually, yet gently, when cos
tive or oinous, or wnen tne dioocj is im
pure or sluggish, to permanently cure
habitual constipation, to awaken the
kidneys and liver to a healthy activity,
without irritating or weakening tbem,
use Syrup of Figs.
THE BIG STORE
Rostlc Bros. & Wright
Is now overflowing' with tlu1
largest and prettiest stock of
Dry floods ever brought to
Henriet tas.Cashineres, Mo
hair Cloth. Jubilee Cloth.
Turner (foods, Velvets.
Worsted, Eiderdown in all
colors. Renfrew Dress (Jin
All sorts of Notions, includ
ing' Yankee Notions, and
some of the prettiest Notions
you ever Noted.
Some of the most Fascina
ting Never-Tail 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. .leans and Cassimeres.
(tents' Furnishing (ioods
in abundance. We can fit vou
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 dayortwo
a full line of Ladies' latest
styles Walking Jackets.
200 pi s. Ladies' and Misses'
Shoes, made by Ziegler Dros..
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.
RUSTIC KKOS. & WKMiHT,
No. 1 1 N. Court Square.
BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
i;n;ini:i:ks' si pci-iks.
l-ictcrhs and kkamhs.
PA NOV O.OOIiS.
BLANK ROOKM, KVKRV GKADK,
IH ll. l.S, TOYS AND GAM US.
WKtfTERK J. C. St'KNtKM,
HOTH I'lloToi'.KAI'MIC AMI HANII
22 S. Main Street.
Ol'K STOCK OF
KNIVES, FORKS, SPOON'S,
ARTHUR M. FIELD,
Is that line lot of jBNO.LISH HKID1.KS and
THRBK-HORN CHAMOIS SKAT SAUDI. KH
J. M. ALEXANDER'S
And the low prices at which he ! selling all
goods in his line.
He has increased his force and intends to
meet the demand.
SATISFACTION GIAK ANTEKLI.
Mr. C icero Barker of Salisbury, N. C..
says, when the choice of a blood purifier
is left to him by his customers he
always gives the preference to Mrs. Joe
Our floods are all in and
we are now ready to meet
anybody's prices. We have
some of the best bargains in
Press floods. Shoes and Hats
we have ever offered. In
lllnnkets. Comforts and Red
j Spreads we are prepared to
offer some special prices.
Shawls to sell at prices
cheaper than we ever have
been able to hnv tlii'in ut lif
toff. We sell no i'oods at
cost or mith'r just to n'et you
in our store and thou make
it up on you in other tilings,
by char'in,' two prices for
somethiiif'' that you do not
know t he-real value of. We
sell fwrvtliing at a small
profit, and our facilities for
buying being better than
those of any store in North
Carolina, except "Kouss
Racket Stores," ire i;in mid
tin undersell anybody in
Asheville on Drpss Goods,
Shoes, Hats, Tinware. No
tions, Glassware, Tools.
Clothing. Lamps, Lamp
Chimneys, Shawls, Rlankets,
etc., etc. Yard-wide Factory
Cloth and Graham's Plaids
or Homespuns some sell for
less than cost I nit skill ,von
in otlifi- things. Our advice
is, buy Home-spun and Plaids
as elieup us you can, being
careful to see that each yard
measures "M inches, but when
you have bought that
No UDiii will lose money on
you, and when one otters
goods below cost at wholt
sale, Iiiiy tlifin, but don't
touch them in other goods
i se common sense, price
around, find where vou arc
offered the best bargains
We can sell you a soli
Woman's Shoe fop ,f 1 , we
worth 1.40. aChild'sSchoo
Shoe for 1 that you cannot
match for $1.2." in Asheville
a Hat for .1()c, that others
ask .")(. to if 1 for. We have
an Old Ladies' Shoe for fl.fiO
that will plejise every tender-
footed middle-aged or oh
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 hav
a line of Dress Goods from
10c. up that is astonishing
in quality, for the pricp, a
line of Dress Alpacas at 3()c
all colors, of Flannels in large
plaids at .'?., of Mohairs in
greys at 20. and of Tricots
at 48c, wegunrantee 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 ha ve a beau
titul line of patterns. All the
new pieces bought in Septem
ber and guarantee satisfar
tion. We have a Kid (Jlove
in Black and Tans at f 1 that
takes the fancy of every ladv
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 & 0.
X. Y. Office, 460 " Iiroadway. j
Meals at all Hours Klectric
Cars Paw (lie Door.
I ttikc ptt'HMirt' in mintitim'inK the vsU-r
Sfttsoti of 1 HSt.-'lMi Ims upH-ntil, ami my Iouk
cijKTinuT in tlif business jiislitirs tne in
nssitritiK the public that I can please and sat
isfy nil customers. I will serve oysters in the
best style, ami iKalitiK only with reliable
houses, can ort'er the finest bivalves on the
market. Try our
Or Pan Koast. Huston Buy Stews a special t v.
llreat care will be taken with all orders I
sc'l only the finest and freshest oysters that
enn be tin 'I. I receive shipments direct from
packers every afternoon. Charges reason
able. My restaurant is also supplied with
BIRDS, GAME, FRESH FISH, ETC.,
At all tinus. Seein attention iven to lady
customers. Polite anil at lentive waiters.
Board by day, week or month with or with
out rooms. If mu want the best the market
Milords call on
K. STRAI SS, Frop'r.,
South Main Strirt.
Nl'.W llursi-:! NliWLN I'CKNIRHKIll
Al.l. MOM-KN IMPKUVKMKNTS.
MltS. N. B. ATKINSON,
Nil ail Hnywood Stirrt.
.iunJi? ill v
A lare houc. 31 Put inn avenue. Warm,
comfortable room On street car line.
octH dbn MRS, J. L. SMATHHKS,
tins removed to the Johnston Building Pat
ton avenue, curner of Church trect. when
she is prep:iretl to keep retfular or transient
bonrders. Table furnished with the best the
marketalt'ords. Terinsreaonnble mar 31 mi".
ROUND KNOB HOTEL
McDowell Co., N. C.
(Situated on the W. N. C. K. K. An hour's
ride from Asheville.)
Kirst class in every respect. Mineral waters
Lit hia. Iron, Alum and Iron, Red ami
White Sulphur and Magnesia.
The most picturesque spot in Western
Purties leaving Asheville on the I.HI,' p. m.
train can have dinner on their arrival by tel
egraphing from the depot,
Terms reasonable Special rates to fami
lies. J. Bulow Erwln,
Jul'. dHin Proprietor.
J. W. SCHARTLE,
4 N. Main St.
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Atfrnt for Kt'rms Crrk Woolen Mills.
North Main . Aahcvillc, N. C.
WM. R. PENNIMAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
AeheviUe, N. C.
P. O. Bom I".
mart 3d ly
GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Monaic THr and Cement work a trfttcialty.
Oratm. RanKi'ft anil Bollero net.
Buildinx" moved and repaired In nrt clasn
Seweraife, IlruinaKe nnd traps lor the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
Ofliee: Wolfe HliildinK. Court House Square.
Asheville, N. C. mayaodlv
For gentlemen. A iierfeet shoe at a m.l. r...
eost Try a pair of our specialties in cent 'e
men's footwear, at $5.o. $4.1)1). $3.5(1, $a !)'l
$:! So and $2,011. livery pair warranted Kj-
amine our Seclalttes Tor ladies at $4 (HI
$J.U. $2. n() anil t'J im n.....ll..l r- . '
fort, du' ability and style.
Insist on having the'oriKiunl M A. Packard
& Co.'s Shoes. The genuine have our stamp
nn bottom of each shoe. Smii ...... ...j
?":!l?Brl.oft,n' S' "n "l' of Price. M.
A. PACK AR 1 : CO., Brockton. Mass. Pr
sale in Asheville bv
H. REDWOOD & CO.
aufcll deod Hmos su we fri
TXANTIC COAST LINB
On and after this rfutr th foii,.u.in. -..i
nles will be run over its "Columbia IH vision."
no. o3 ueaves Columlriii 5.2(1 p. m
Arrives at Charleston 9.30 p. m!
No. 82 Leaves Charleston 7. to I ra
Arrives at Columbia H S8a m
c onnecting with trains to and from all
points ob tie Charlotte, Columbia St Au
..,a,and Columbia A Greenville Railroads.
T. M. BMBRSON, Gen. Pass. Alt.
J. F. DBV1NB, G. upt. "
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
MEN'S AND BOYS'
Our aim is to till a long felt want in the city of Asheville.
and we will open about September , w ith the most com
plete line of Clothing for Men and I5oys ever shown in
Our Mr. ( HAS. I'.LANTO.X goes to Northern and East
ern markets with the ready cash which insures to the new
f f inanciai .ir:r.
THE YOUTHS', BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S
Will receive our special attention, and to this we will
the especial attention of Mothers. Sisters and Aunts.
OUR GENTLEMEN'S FURNISHING GOODS
Will lie replete w ith all the iN'ovelties of the season in the
way of Neckwear.
OUR HAT DEPARTMENT
Will receive due attention, and in it can be found from the
conventional Hifh Hat down
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 lie STRICTLY ONE 1'itM'E
and all u;oods w arranted as represented or money refunded.
Our oiH'iiiiift- will be announced in due time.
CHAS. D. BLANTON & CO.,
One Price Clothier,
Patton Avenue. - ' . Asheville. N C.
to the Soft Knock-about.