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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6. 1SS'.
A BlGGESTIVE MOVEMENT.
In our telegraphic columns yesterday
was an item, neither political, tragic nor
sentimental, but merely a plain matter
ri ; . .
ui outness, yet as such more important
and tar reaching in its influences than
anything we have for a long time re
corded as having siecial relation t j the
interests of North Carolina. It was to
the effect that a company had been or
ganized at Salisbury with a capital
stock ot one million dollars to build at
Greensboro a Bessemer iron furnace with
a daily capacity of 150 tons, to be fol
lowed by a Bessemer steel rail mill, roll
ing mill, etc., the first of the kind in the
South. To provide the raw material,
the company has secured the Ore Hill
mines in Chatham county lying on the
line of the C. F. and Y. V. Railroad,
about iO miles south of Greensboro.
These are the oldest worked mines in
North Carolina, having been used during
the revolutionary war, both lor domestic
and military purposes; and cannoncast at
the works at this point were used with
good effect by the patriots. In the late
war, alter three quarters of a century of
disuse, the mines were again resorted to,
and a foundry was established which
supplied to considerable extent the de
mand for household and kitchen utensils,
agricultural implements, etc. The Con
federate government proposed, when too
late, to make these mines available for
This is one source of supply ; but the
company will look to Western North
Carolina for its magnetic and other
In connection with this, it has bought
2,000 acres of land in and near Greens
boro, which will be judiciously laid oil
in streets, lots, parks, etc. It will thus
appear, that while Greensboro is
icctcu as uie site oi tins important en
lerpnse, it is relatively remote from
mines of iron and beds of coal. What i
there then the inducement so tempting
to location anil so promising to success ?
The answer is that Greensboro has rail
roads radiating from it in every direc
tion, thus neutralizing the disadvantage
of distant importation of raw material;
the same roads, with their extensive con
nections, give ready outlet for the output
of the furnaces and mills; the country is
healthy, abounds in all the comforts,
conveniences and refinements of an ad
vanced social stage, and if the soil is not
naturally very fertile, it is so well tilled
as to produce abundantly all that can
supply the wants and luxuries of a large
The result is that the large capital of a
powerful company with :tuciidous op
erations in contemplation is attracted to
Greensboro, and its destiny as a lar"e
populous and wealthy city is fixed. We
are proud to believe that this is so. It is
a North Carolina town, and we rejoice
in its prosperity, present and prospec
But there is a moral in this great en
terprise which we wish to apply to
Asheville. Why, with so many superior
inducements, was not Asheville consul
ered in such great investment of capital ?
She is nearer an abundant supply of the
best iron on the continent than Greens
boro is; as the crow Hies, she is much
nearer exhaust less beds of coal of all the
kinds used in the reduction and prepara-
vhjh ui iron ami steei ; or certain pur
poses ot communication she has ample
ana perfect railroad facilities; she is re
nowned for salubrity and charm of cli
mate; she is surrounded by a country ot
abundant fertility. The reason is that
she is without railroad access to those
supplies of coal and iron essential to the
large operations ihat might employ
large capital. They are tantalizingly
near, yet not attainable bv any railroad
yet built. A road to Iiurnsville a sec
tion of a line now under consideration
would pass through the inexhaustible
magnetic iron beds in north Duncombe
and Madison, and would also connect
with the ores of Cranberry, the best
this continent; a deflection of this line
also in contemplation, in the direction
of Bristol, woul 1 penetrate those won
j r.-i i
uenui coai measures whose wealth will
fertilize every region upon which they
suuii oc outpoured.
The construction of these roads is the
6rst step towards making possible any
such large investment as has been made
at Greensboro. When they are con
structed, then such investments will not
be one, but many. For, with Asheville
as the perfect railroad centre it is des.
tined to be, other advantages are so far
superior to those of any other point in
the State as to convince sagacious inves.
tors of their superiority. The people of
ine city ana oi tne county mav see with
out argument theenormous gain to come
from the influx of cupital from the in
crease of railroad facilities. Not alone
from the roads in the direction above
designated, but from all that are in con
templation, all of which will transmit
and transluse all through the country a
brt d and deep stream of general pros
TI e people of Buncombe next week will
nave O iportnmtv to consider these ques
tions. We hope they will be here from every
township and in large numbers with full
purpose to npholj the interests nnd the
fame of the good old State of Buncombe,
bora of its size, but not stripped of its
Gratitude is not a characteristic of the
present generation of negroes. We nil
know the liberal provision liberal in
proportion to means, and quite equal to
that enjoyed by the whites made for
their education in this State under the
public school system, and also by the nor
mal schools sustained by the State.
There is not a community in the State
not fully provided with negro chinches;
and we venture to say that there is not a
white man in the State who has not been
apiealed to to contribute to the building
of one. We had such an appeal made to
us not long since: and the response is
generally favorable and kindly. The Wil
mington Messenger gives the following
as the result of a conversation with a
colored preacher ot no mean ability and
A month ago lie went through :i
train of cars to bid good-bve to 2"iO
negroes going away from their homes.
He asked them why they went and here
is the answer 'We are going to get
school privileges and church privileges'
ml so on. He said, we h.-irie th.-m
'God speed.' Now he ought to have
known, tor he is a man of sense, that in
North Carolina the negroes have many
church buildings, and preachers and the
utmost religious liberty. He ought to
have known that tliev are not mi des ted
by the whiles in the slightest degree in
the matter of religion, but to the con
trary they often help with their money
and in other ways in advancing their
THE MORRO WSHOE
GAINING REPUTATION EVERY DAY.
Ajiiiin we call your special
attention to the celebrated
Morrow Shoes, which have
stood the test for many years
for DritAWLiTY. for Exckl
i . k xck ) v Style, for Com fort
axd Exactness of Fit, being
equal in quality, style and fit
to any Fine Shoes made.
We carry the above Shoes
in several different styles, and
will have no trouble to suit
you in size
Xor any trouble to sell you
We are glad to learn through the News
and Observer that Judge Clark, in his
lirst expressed opinion from the Supreme
court bench, emphasized his wclliknowti
character for plain common sense by a
decision which will commend itself to
common sense people. A verdict had
been given in Iredell Superior court
against a man charged with an atro
cious and unnatural crime. Judgment
was arrested because the words "against
the pence and dignity of the State" had
been omitted in the indictment. When
the case was ln-fore the Supreme court,
Judge Clark decided "that no criminal ! agilill ill the flltUIl
proceedings should Ik-quashed nor judg
ment arrested by reason of any informal
ity or refinement, if, in the bill or proceed
ings, sumcient matter appears to enable
the court to proceed to judgment." This
is as it should be; there is no such rever-
nee due to antiquity as to justify ad
herence to forms, technicalities or refine
ments, regard to which makes the law
ridiculous in the eye of plain men, and
makes justice hinge upon regard to ver-
triviahties. We respect the old time
verbiage and fashions of legal proceed-1
nigs, but not to such extent as to defend
them as essentials. I
We have in stock a. com
plete line of all kindsof Shoes
of every dexVnble style kept.
We mean to sell. No more
Come and examine our
goods: it will not cost vou a
We want you to call and
trade with us. with the assur-
We sometimes blame the German gov-1
eminent tiir the particularities of its on-1
tor instance i unci' 1 lui r win will lm tiwifn.l
when it forbids the oconle to e.-it ht I
bread, anil punishes the bakers if they ; Well Oil all Occasions.
sell their loaves less than twenty-four:
hours old. This would be the direst I
We haven't changed our
days; not because we had
nothing to say, but just be
cause we haven't had the
time. Our store has been full
of eo j le every day. qu r t ra de
has never been so large, and
we are glad to be able to say
that notwithstanding the
influx of new stores, and the
large stocks of goods, the
"Big Racket Store" retains
all its old friends and add
new ones daily, l lie reason
is plain and easy of under
standing. We warrant every.
thing we sell to be as repre
sented, or we give you buck
your money. We underbuy
anybody in Asheville, and can
easily undersell anyone. We
sell more shoes thantheShoe
Store because we sell them
cheaper, and we sell as good
Shoes as any store in the
city. We sell Clothingchen per
than a Clothing Store, unci
moreofit. Tinware at half
prices. Glassware and house
bold using things so much
cheaper than others that
people wonder how we get
them. That doesn't matter
we have them, and they art
yours with a good title when
you bring thecash. Ribbons,
Tips, Rirds and Wings, vt
have always sold at less than
Meat at all Hours, Electric
Cars Pasts) the Door.
I tnke plrusurc in announcing the Ovster
Season of 1KK!)-'U(i has opened, anil my long
cxicnenec in the business justifies me in
assuring the public that I can please and sat
isfy all customers. I will serve ovstcrs in the
hot style, anil dealing only with reliable
houses, can offer the tit est bivalve on the
market. Try our
Or Pan Koast. Boston BayStcnxaspecialtr
orcat care win be taken with all orders I
sc'l only the finest and freshest oysters that
can be had. I receive shipments direct from
packers every afternoon. Charts reason
able. My restaurant is also supplied with
BIRDS, GAME, FRESH FISH, ETC,
At all timet. Special attention given to lady
customers. I'olite nnd attentive waiter.
Honrd by dny, week or month with or with
out rooms. If you want the best the market
unordH call on
E. STRAUSS, Prop'r.,
South Main Street.
GRAND CHRISTMAS OPENING
57 59 & 6i South Main Street, Asheville, N. C.
NEW HOUSE! NBWL1 FURNISHED 1
ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.
MRS. IV. B. ATKINSON,
No. 211 Haywood Street.
A Inrce house. BIN Pnttnn .... w,.-
comfortable rooms. On street car line
octNdnm MRS. J. L. SMATHERS,
and earry three times as
A full line of DRY (JO(')DS
st:n.. i'i .i: i li.,lf Aim: uj.....
tyranny to many our people who cat! imu MM III lln I Wn.VS Oil ' '"'UilltTV OlOI'e prices
iheir buscuit reil liot out ot' the oven, j llll,l,l ''It f'lSt Olllsllll)o v JojV
mil ilisilain those that are merely warm, prices.
Hut there is one enforcement which we 1 OllI'S l'espectfllllv, Ull''e stocks. While Olir line
approve. It proves a gentle kimllv feel-1 . .
towards chiklren-l,-.cause nerhaus - WOSi. V V rlglll OI Dl'eSS (iOOtls ISIlOt aslai'lK'
" ""ysaii L'rowupto I sol-' . i ,
diers.the property of the S,,i, - 1,, ' Ai" -ATIOKKl, "Milt We nave 1M8
is it may, the children, boys and L'irls
alike, are looked after when tlwv .... ...
hool; and if thev reach there with cold ;
or wet feet, their shoes nnd stockings are
ENGINEERS' SI I'PLIES,
PICTURES AND FRAMES,
HULLS, TOYS AND GAMES,
. c. 8i'i-:m-:,
been bought at such prices
I that we can easily sell them
lower than others, and still
make some money on them.
Hats, Handkerchiefs, Gloves,
2a S. Slain Street.
taken off, and, when their feet are dried
ind warmed, they are provided, while in
school, with felt lined wooden shoes,
thus guarding, if not securing, against
sickni'm; Th; ;u .!,... 1... ,i: ,
of the government. U might suggest it- "' H,MKSlVKHVKAK, Stocking's (fast black 811(1
self to our school committeemen or
teachers: for in Hie ,,nl,l,. i
sidewalks of the towns, or in the ! WKSTERK m,
country, wet roads and n.ntha ,,.i I
or com icei aretne rule, not the excep- '' hockai'iiic and hand-
tion. And yet the subject is one of! PAINTED,
those trilles which we venture to say '
rarely or never enters into the lofty con-: -AT
sideralion of school authorities.
The opinions expressed through the
press of the country on President Harri
son s message are rather contemptuous
than otherwise. The ew York Sun,
which hates Cleveland and nVsnioe
Hayes, says that Harrison's message in
ability, originality and boldness is even j
below the weak production of Mr. Haves. 1 ,1 1 t,.,t lu
Allagreethat it is common place, audi W
second hand. Of course there are points i
i" it that will be caught on to, especially ; to CR ('K Call Oil
the part referring to the Southern ques- j
tion which will embolden the movements
looking to the control of elections under i
congressional legislation. Anart Irom
that, there is little in it that has not had I
full previous ventilation, and in a week j
the message will have been forgotten, as
will Mr. Harrison be when his term ex-;
If you want a good
THE LEADING JEWELER,
The lynching of a worthless man in
Maryland by his neighbors, which, ot j
course, will be harped upon as illustra-!
tion ol Southern methods, has its paral- j
lei in Wisconsin, where not only neigh- j
bors participated, but wife and son!
hel)ed pull the rope that strangled the
head of the family. There is another dif
ference to lie noted. The Maryland vie
tim w:i Itotli nrr.ti.i t i"
""'iiiK-'ss una nanirernns i
and his neighbors felt unsafe in life and j
;.nXyone S THE CATHOLIlf CKUHCH PROPERTY
Lrossunnnisagreealile. The end of the I FOR SALE.
twO ll'llflllwB.n,. 1.... .1 ...
, ... ,,,,., i iUC comments on
them will not be alike.
heaper grades), Quilts, Blan
kets, Shawls, Mats, Rug's,
Trunks, Valises, Hand Bags,
Hoods, Caps, Furs, Curtains,
i oies, jNinaes, are among
our leaders. So well posted
citizen of Asheville buys any
of these things without pric
mg ours, and we would have
the country people and those
who live in near-by townsen-
joy the same privilege. We
sold more Christinas goods,
presents, etc., last Christmas
than any other store in Ashe
ville, and shall be fixed for a
large trade this year. We
shall have a bitr line for
you to select from, and shall
MRS. S. STEVENSON
Has removed to the Johnston Builiiinir. Pat'
ton uvenue. comer of l'hi,,-,-l. ...i .
-..c .a ,,v,.iut,i to Keep reRuuir or transient
hoarders. Table furnished with the best the
market affords. Ternisreasnnnble mar31tnfi
J. W. SCIIARTLE,
42 N. Main St.
FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for Reems Creek Woolen Mills.
Asheville, N. C.
WM. R. PENNIMAN,
All are asked to come to the opening not to buy but to
see what there is new this season.
A Finer Display Than Ever Before.
The Japenese department crowded with novelties, all
new. Silver jewelry and art department not excelled in the
South. A grand display of china, glass, lamps, and all
sorts of choice pottery. A rich and large line of silver and
1 dated wares all new designsand cutlery.
My young friends are not forgotten. Dolls of every kind
from the chea test to the finest. Toy tea sets. No end of
children's story and picture books, scrap books, writing
desks, albums, etc. Ml at wonderfully low prices.
CHRISTMAS BOOKS, BOOKLETS AM) CARDS.
A CHOICE LINE OF THE CELEBRATED MARCUS WARD STATIONERY.
Prices on all goods are uniformly low smd always of the
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS
Asheville, N. C.
I'. O. Box I.
GENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Mosaic Tile and Cement work a specialty
Grates, Ranges and Boilers set.
Bulldinjts moved and repaired in lirst class
Sewerace. Ilrainae and tra for the same
...... uK,j understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe BuildinK, Court House Square,
THE LARGEST AND BUST EQl'II'PED IN
CHEMICAL AND ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES
H. C. Woltcreck & Co.
CONSULTING CIIKMIST AND MINING HNniNBKKS
Analyses of Me tals. Ores. Coal or Coke, Min-
v.u. ., i-i-riinzcrs, etc.
PRICE LIST ON APPLICATION.
Minine oroirtv invcutmot a- i -i
boucht Ami sold. 'FU
Corrcsjiondt nce solicited.
Samples Cfln he rnt In- muii
sent by express, charges' must be urvimid'
in .iy JJIUIX.
DR. H. C. WOI.TCREl K,
nov5 d&wly Manafjer.
dies different, "you
from anyone else's.
Dr. Parker Prays cream Van-Ola. Rosa.
line, Ong.ilme and Diamond nail powder
having now become the ladies' favorites
at F. L.Jacob's dnijj store, these popular
manicure articles may ulwavs be found
together with pocket emerv board, or-
anRe wood sticks, nail scissors, files and
other such requisites. Also a complete
..lie ui uruKs ana toiiet articles, in addi
tion to the Hebe Sodo Fountain from
wnicn ice cold dnnks are dispensed. Cur.
ner Main street and Pntton avenue.
The purchase ol'an elevator i. n .nfi.
investment. No matter how impecuni
ous a man becomes, he r.m nI,i.0-
something on it.
Why not select the hur.lrw i, r... n.-
National flower? It ha. th. .u
and stay-there qualities.
be able to fit coods to anv
!... - - '
a nne e ot imported ban- pocket book from a nickel to
as liif-h as you want to o
Don't buy ANYTHING until
you have been to the "Bi
Racket Store." No trouble
to show f?oods, and we don't
ffet mud if you don't buy.
We want you to see what a
This pint of 7i acres on Vallev street the
old Liilho u- church proiiertv, is now offered
for salt- either us a whole or in lots to suit
thTiL".l"'"pl'rtvi"01a,":a,'tiful minem in t'omplete "Department Bar
the eastern section of the city, commanding 1
an ,he ;s"ifff A&VfiiZ Rain Store" the "Big Racket"
a lariri' church huiidimr nn t- I
be converted into a residence, around which
. Ti t u unK,nai nave oaks that
shades the larger part of the nrmwrtir tki.
property will be onerei! at private saeithM-
in sections or hn h tvhnU tin -i
!, u,r j : uv oi
H a ' V.. "ol 'oia that time
it w til he ao d at public auction, on reason.
iio. . .
H'winrijr msj DC SCCH at OUT
TLANTIC COAST LINB
On and after thin dnre th rr.iir....i u-
tiles will be run over its'ColumbiaI)ivision."
vcn woiumma (5.20 p. m.
Arrives at Chnrlatnn o ii
No. 52 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a m'
Arrives at Columbia 11.55 a m
Connecting with trainn to nnri frm oil
points on the Charlotte, rninmhi. x, a..
KTista and Columbia & Greenville Railroads.
T. M. EMERSON, Gen. Pass. Art.
J. I. DBVINK. Gen. Sunt.
J. H. LAW.
JENKS & JENKS,
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE,
Rooms 9 and 10, McAfee Block,
28 PATTON AVENUE,
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
City and Suburban Real Estate bought and sold for cash
or on commission. Mining properties and timber lands a
Fire Insurance effected in reliable companies
Agents for the Traveler's Life and Accident Insurance
ompany, of Hartford, Conn.
Parties having real estate of anv descrintion for ia ;
or about Asheville will find it to their advantage to com
municate with us, as we are having coiiNtmirh.nm.v.w
n -v....uii irnilUUI
Northern peojile who wish to invest money here in desira-
iepioperty. e are a new firm and have a renntatim,
yet to make in Asheville. We expect our dealing with v,Q
pubiic to make it for us. We desire to call attention to
the following references, which are used by permission ;
STEPHEN O'MEARA. Es!
X .Ste! C" 1S ad slreeT New vrJ
COI.. I. I. WHIIiPI K lim..l,.'.,
iioN. TfCLBATj.svPO"tn,.aSt?.' Br"to".
H'TlVTOhfe- - V'
JiJ' Jr9SHKI-1- ' "1 P'ldence, R. I.
SSroSRSbai'-T;" f Va" " -en. Conn.
w?.ST, 1.Av?JtAI' BANK' "'!". Mont.
N- '-VON. Foslmaster, Chateau.
HON. GHO. CLAKk, co. Texas.
,V r-unci, tsq Hifihlands. N. C.
GbOKO.E W.JACOBS. Esq., Collasaja. N C
Chateau county, Mont.
N. B. As our offices will not be thoroughly fitted on ft
business before I)eeember 1, all letters "a d fdrewS ?S
iiotel AshevnT. Ul(1 bedirwte1 to Batter, Park
NATT ATKIVSDN s0N
Real Estate Dealers.
Mr. Jas. Carter ArrinRton. of Ring
wood, N. C, was cured by Mrs. Joe
. ' V . ui urc on ois lace,
which had been troubling him for veart.
in size ana appearance it resembled a
strawberry, and was perfectly raw.
ror lull particulars of his case send for
gampniet, to Mrs. Joe Psnon, Kittrell,
is. Our variety of goods'and
the size of our stock would
do credit to a city of 25,000
inhabitants. Come and see
us, and if prices and goods
don't suit you, don't buy-
but be sure to come.
GEO. T. JONES & CO.
For gentlemen. A oetfect shoe at
'-" tj pair 01 our specialties in route
men'sfnotieear. at $8.09, f.oo, S3.S0, $2 09
S2 SO and $2.00. Every pair warranted. Ex-
Sim-mum ior laaiea at S4.00
$a o 2. o and $2.00, unexcelled for ,w
fort, durabll tv and stvle.
Insist on having- the original M A. Packard
Co. s Shoes. The genuine have our stamp
on bottom of each shoe. Sent postpaid to
any part of the U. S. on receipt of price. M
A. PACKARD & CO., Brockton, Mas. For
1.1 nencvuic iij
H. REDWOOD & CO.
augl 1 deod moa so we fri
BUGGIES, CARRIAGES, BLACKSMITHINQ.
To the dtixena of Aahevill and lHnHv t
would announce that at mv shooa tmCollrfw
street, next to Woodbury's stable. I am bet
ter prepared than ever to do work m my line.
Wagons, Buggies and Carriage manufact
and. Reoainnsrand horMlinHn. m -
cialtic. and pencct aatixaction guaranteed.
My workmen are experienced and skillful and
my charge an moderate.
BOTjua b. BVRNSTTB.
W. D. ROWE,
AH eye fitted and lit guaranteed. A . ...
plete fltork of the tibove goods at
GRANT'S DHIG STORE,
S SOl'TH MAIN STREET.
Oculists' Prescriptions a specialty.
epH dtira '
POR RENT. '
".1 rnom n",, otarne avenue
wth all modem improvement.
. ki.ii apply to
T. C. 8TAHNK8,
deS dtf or M. B. Roberta.
ITALIAN h AMERICAN
All kind of Mm,
and Vase made to
order in the latest
ASHEVILLE, N. C.
Vard At Buncombe
A BW "KJJD. earefully prepared bv lead
t 1 lug member of the Ashevilta i.I.
nert parchment mmd&ntejZJ?
eriug all neenury uoiats. Ju!t oSt ?i'
" Co"rt "quae, flanl,