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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21. 1889.
THE WORK AHEAD.
Congress has entered upon the long ses
sion with a vast deal of work, good, bad
and indifferent to be done or attempted
The outlook for harmony and the accom
plishment of the general good is not a
happy one if viewed from the party
standpoint. The republican party has
every branch of the government in its
possession. It returns to that possession
as if it had recovered rights of. which it
had been wrongfully divested by the in-
terpolatinn of a democratic administra
tion in the midst of its long career of tin
interrupted enjoyment of power, checked
in the exercise of that power, dispos
sessed for that period of some of its of
fices, trusts and honors ; it regains its old
places with ravenous greediness to com
pensate itself for its deprivations, and to
revenge the fancied injuries that followed
the changes in the popular breese. It has
at its head a President proved by his
first message to congress to be a sec
tional partisan, a senate led by men wed
ded to measures narrowed down to the
standard of class legislation, or governed
by the sentiment of sectional hostility ;
and it has a house, at whose head is the
man selected for his bold, unscrupulous
and prejudiced partisanship, audacious
enough to announce from his seat that
he occupies that seat for the benefit ol
the republican party. With will and
power combined to do what pleases it,
without the sense of justice to moderate,
without reverence of law or constitution
to restrain, with only the ends of party
to attain, in the hands of such majority
the prospects for the good of the whole
country, of the South moreeinphatically
are gloomy indeed, as they present them
selves to the superficial eye. Hut under
the surface things are not so bad as they
seem. There is a will for mischief, but
the way is not so smooth as it appears.
There is a lion in the path. The demo
cratic minority is a very powerful minor
ity, in numbers, in ability, in knowledge
in courage, in determination. It feels its
grave responsibility, not so much as a
party body, as the barrier that stands
between license and law, between sec
tional purpose and national interests, be
tween contempt of the constitution and
faithful regard to it, between the sweep
ing tide of centralization and the sacred
rights of the sovereign States ; in fact be
tween wrong and right.
And the Republican party with all its
audacious menace, is not so full assured
of popular favor as once it was. It has
behind it no solid body of the faithful to
blindly register the decrees of the party
leaders or party bodies. It has to recog
nize alarming defection in its most
trusted strongholds; it has experienced
heavy rebuke if not serious disaster in
States where before defection to party
were as unexpected as treason to conn
try ; it has learned that its followers no
loi ger stupidly obey party orders when
they find they have ilone so to their own
hindrance. And the fact stands confessed
that the only staunch reliable body ol
the republican party is the negro vote,
blind, ignorant and slavishly subservient
to party ; and it is for the sake of secur
ing and strengthening this contingent
that induces the introduction ol so much
mischievous, if not dangerous legislation J
into both houses of congress.
But more than all, as the unerring sign
of party weakness, if not decadence, Mr.
Harrison is not popular with his party.
He has none of the personal magnetism,
or independent of that, none of the brain,
resolution, positiveness indispensable to
a party leader. What he has of resolu
tion degenerates into obstinacy ; what he
possesses of generosity narrows itself into
selfish consideration for kinsmen or close
personal associates; and what he has on
dignity shrinks into owl like taciturnity
He is cold and icy and stands apart
more respected for the importance his of
fice gives to him than any lustre he im
parts to the office. In the bestowal ol
office he hot been injudicions and impol
itic. Where he has made one friend he
has made a hundred enemies. He has
displayed what might be regarded as
contemptuous ingratitude. We know he
has lost friends in Western North Caro
lina. The ablest men of the republican
party in this section worked for his elec
tion with an enthusiasm and an ability
wortny oi a oetter cause, iney are
neglected, forgotten, or if remembered at
all, in snch a way as to add insnlt to in
We can look, therefore, on the future of
parties with more of hopefulness than
appears on the surface. The democratic
policy is one that commends itself to the
common sense of the country, by its re
gard to the constitution, by its sense of
sectional justice, by its earnest purpose
to promote sectional harmony, by its
measures for the relief of the people from
the burdens of oppressive and partial
taxation, to all of which the republican
party standi on record as diametrically
had been done by the organization far
ther than to take the initiatory steps.
Consequently the family of Mr. Davis is
left under the pressure of a burden from
which it can only be relieved by the
prompt, general and generous action of
the South. The sincerety of the affection
and admiration for him now dead had
ample and striking illustration very
recently. The sincerety of that feeling
will find its best illustration in co-operation
in the plan which we present as that
of the committee. Local organizations
for stock subscription are solicited in
connection with which we call attention
to an article in another place in this
issue. The plan submitted was prepared
before the death of Mr. Davis, but is not
changed by that event, except that his
familv, not he, will be the beneficiaries.
And it might farther be modified by
relieving it of its stock character,
which savors too muchof an investment;
and making the sums taken as stocks a
spontaneous free will offering to the
family of him first proposed to be served:
He owns about five thousand seven
hundred acres of land in the richest re
gion of Arkansas, on White river, with a
clear title and all taxes paid to date.
Our company is organized to buy this
land as an investment, anil on a business
basis for development and profit, and to
this, we may add the satisfaction of thus
enabling him to pay his debt, thereby re
lieving him in his advanced years and
bodily infirmities, ot the mental narrass
mcnt and physical exertion of finding
purchasers and negotiating sales. Our
company is duly incorporated, the shares
are ten dollars each, and we want as
many stockholders from the late Confed
erate States as may be. Our treasurer is
S. S. Carter, president of the First Na
tional hank of Jackson, Miss. All remit
tances to him will be responded to by
S. S. Calhoon,
Yice-Prest. and Chm'n Committee.
. Robt. Lowry,
J. F. Williams,
J. C. Kvlk,
I). P. PoKTKR.
The News-Observer takes a just view
when it opposes the proposition of Wes
tern members to establish a great system
of irrigation by which the at present un
available desert lands shall be made pro
ductive and come into market. The
News-Observer opposes it on the grounds
of a vast expenditure to be derived from
a general levy of taxation upon all the
rest of the country, and for local benefit
not imperatively needed. Nature has
definitely drawn the line between what
is valuable and what is useless. In this
vast continent with its relatively thin
population and its enormous area, there
is ample room and verge enough to find
them pleasant homesteads for a century
to come in lands already rendv for them
without entering into a costly conflict
with nature to wrest from her that upon
which she had set the stamp of sterility.
Holland with its overcrowded territory
was forced to the conflict, and by erecting
barriers against the ocean and by the
Irniuage of the polders, gained more
room tor her jK-ople. 1 his irrigation
scheme is another outgrowth of an excess
of money, an enormous, unwise and cor
rupting heaping up of money in the na
tional treasury; and also another ev
idence of that growing humiliating ten
dency of the American people to look to
the government for help in everything,
and recognize its paternal responsibility
u everything they undertake.
Let those Western people, if thev have
not room enough where they are, turn
back to the East. The lands there are
not worn out; they can tic improved up
to the highest standard of fertility. Like
the tailings of the old California gold
mines, abandoned because wasteful pro-
process did not turn out the gold that
avarice demanded, they can be worked
over again with as much profit as can he
urawu from new washings.
The greatest wile of the
season in Dry Goods, Hats,
Shoes and Clothing.
Our Dress Goods and Trim
tilings are plentiful and must
go. No limit in that depart
ment. We have marked ev
erything away down, and if
this will not force them out
we will mark them down until
they will go. A thing no one
else wants we do not want.
We bought at a great bar
gain from the manufacturers
500 Zinc Trunks, all sizes, in
eluding: some with roller
Now we w ill sell them as we
bought them, for it will pay
you to go through our house
as often as you can and pick
up such bargains as you can
We have several styles of
Men's Business Suits, which,
during the Holidays, we will
sell at a reduction of M per
cent. So now is your chance
to get a suit of Clothes
Our goods must go. Cost
or profit has no effect, as we
are determined to sell at
some price, ho give us a call.
Bostic Bros. & Wright
No. 1 1 North Square.
THE DA VIM LAND COMPANY.
A circular in forms as of the purpose of
the company organized daring the lost
days of Jefferson Davis to relieve him
from the pressure of a debt which rested
upon bim. The circular states that Mr.
Davis owed more than $40,000, upon
which he was paying interest on that
Sinn, and that bis income beyond the re
quirements of interest did not exceed
$200. When Mr. Davis died, nothing
Washington City may vet be the
greatest city of the continent ; possibly
the greatest in the world. Its location
is one of the finest, its plan certainly the
most beautiful, but one so peculiar that
time will be required to fill up its angular
outlines in harmonious beauty. The last
twenty-five years, by the tilling in of va
cant spaces, by the adornment of trees
and shrubbery, by the supply of admira
ble streets, by the erection of magnificent
bnildings, and by the adornment of mon
uments have gonefar to satisfy American
pride with the magnificence of the cap
ital city. Not very many years ago, be
fore railroads had shortened distances
and before telegraphs had annihilated
time, there was a restless uncertain feel
ing as to the permanency of the seat of
government. St. Louis and other west
ern cities claiming to be nearer the centre
of population made claims that at the
time were somewhat formidable. For
the reasons given these causes have
ceased to act, and Washington City
practically as near San Francisco as it is
to Boston, and it is now too firmly an
chored with the number and costliness of
its public buildings to encourage any
other proposition for removal. Because
it is such a splendid capital of such
mightv people, it should be the location
of the great exposition of 1892. It is at
least free from that rivalry of selfish local
interests which exist between New Yot k
and Chicago, and humiliates one of the
most sublime of ideas into a contest ot
conflicting commercial and industrial in
Macy's and Kicksecker's perfumes can
always be found at Jacob's drug store.
All natures' delicate odors are stolen
from hedge, tree and flower bed, bottled
up and corked, waiting the time when
their fragrance shall be released to de
fight some one, whom you have remem
bered at Christmas Wood Violet and
Trailing Arbutus, which would convert
a handkerchief into a delicious memory
of shaded nooks and cool mountain side,
Oxford, N.C., July 13, 1888 Mrs Joe
Person Madam: As I have been very
much benefited by the use of vour Rem
edy, I think it mi duty to testify to the
same. I have for some time past been
troubled with Rheumatism, and also an
eruption of the skm on the chest and
shoulders which was very annoying. I
used your Remedy, and have been en
tirely cared of the skin disease, and very
much relieved of the Rheumatism.
Ceo. B. Rsavts,
(if the people is that
Is oner more ahead, nnd that his line of
BOOKS, PICTURES, FANCY GOODS,
TOYS AND NOVELTIES
Cannot be beaten, and that we find that the
best place for If "lid Ay Goods of all descrip
tion! is at
H T. ESTABKOOK'S,
2 2 South Main street.
So suy wt all !
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PrwentH for EVERYBODY
from THE CRADLE to OLD
AGE, useful, beautiful, and
Will be cloned
Dec. 25th, 26th & 27th.
The 25th for ChriHtmaw, the
other dayH for our annual
Wo have a large line of
Underwear for Ladies
Which we desire to reduce
betore htoik-tnkini?. It ih
already priced lower than the
same troods can he Had else
where, but in order to close
it out we will reduce it
20 PER CENT.
This Avill enable you to buy
Winter Flannels as low as
you can buy them at retail
in the United States.
ASK TO SEETIIEM.
e nave had a very pros
perous year in our business,
larger than any previous
one, and as this may be our
last opportunity to do so in
1889 we desire to return our
thanks, and to promise for
the coming year still greater
efforts to please our patrons,
and to maintain the reputa
tion we established over two
years ago, that of managing
the Cheapest Store in Ashe
GEO.' T. JONES.
Oyster W Parlor.
Meals at all Hours. Electric
Cars Pass the Door.
I take pleasure in announcing thc Oyster
Season of 1 BB9-'90 has opened, and my long
experience in the business justifies me in
assuring the public that I can please and sat
isfy all customers. I will serve oysters In the
best style, and denling only with reliable
houses, can offer the finest bivalves on the
market. Try our
Or Pan Roast. Boston Bay Stewsaspedaltv.
rtreat care wil! be taken with all orders.
sel 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. Polite and attentive waiters,
Board by day, week or month with or with
out rooms. If you want the best the market
affords call on
K. STRAUSS, Prop'r.,
South Main Street.
NEW HOl'KUl NEWLY FURNISHED I
ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.
MRS. N. B. ATKINSON,
No. 211 Haywood Street.
A larure house, 318 Patton avenue. Warm.
comfortable rooms. On street car line.
octHd6m MRS. J. L. SMATHERS.
MRS. S. STEVENSON
Has removed to the Johnston Bulldine. Pat
ton avenue, corner of inurcn street, wnere
she is prepared to keep regular or transient
boarders. Table furnished with the best the
market affords. Tcrmsreasonahle. mar31m6
J. W. SC1IARTLE,
4 N. Main St.
FAMILYCROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for Keems Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main Asheville, N. C.
WM, R. PENAN,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Asheville, N. C.
J. n. LAW, S7j5i&6i. Main St.,' Aslieville.
HOLIDAY ! 1889 1 SEASON.
SEE WHAT WE OFFER IN LOW PRICED GOODS. NOV
ELTIES, TOYS, ETC.
The stock, of fine Tottery, Glass, Lamps, Silver aiid Jew
elry is already well known.
The basement, or Toy and Bargain Department, is full
of new goods, at 5c, 10c, 15c. 20c. and 25c. One has no
idea of what 5c, 10c. or 15c will buy till they see these
A FINE STOCK CH I LDREN'S BOOKS, at about one-half
usual price: A $1 book sells for 65c, a 25c. book for 13c.
Nicely bound Story Books of about 500 pages at 35c. each.
Scrap Albums at 10c. to. 35c, worth double. Portfolios,
furnished, 15c. to 75c.
DOLLS ! DOLLS ! DOLLS ! The pettiest, cheapest and
best lot of Dolls ever seen in Asheville, from 5c to 0 each.
CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS AND CARDS. A sulendid
display, all carefully selected. We are prepared to supply
Sunday Schools at lowest prices. Also beautifully pressed
Flowers for sending abroad.
MARCUS WARD S STATIONERY AND CALENDARS.
larire line and verv low urices. W mnkp n. Mrwinl nrim
on tlie finest Linen t'aper and Envelopes, 25c per box.
Calendars 15c to 35c. each.
MOTTO (and not Motto) CHI'S, SAUCERS and PLATES.
Hundreds of styles from 10c to 50c Vases in great vari
ety at all prices. We claim the finest line of Vases in the
htate and the lowest prices.
new and pretty.
AND NOVELTIES. Everything
REAL JAP SILK and Crepe Handkerchiefs and Shawls.
Fine Hanging and Stand
Lamps, Sterling Silver Goods,
and Jewelry. See real Silver
Bangles at 35c. and (5c each.
Silver Plated Ware, best
grade, Royal Worcester and
Doulton Pottery, Hungarian
and Dresden China, Clocks,
Bronzes and Engra vings.
See choice line, my own
importation, of the celebra
ted Bell Stamp Limoges
I am all ready for Xmas
trade now. Do not put off
buying till last moment, but
can at once or write lor
prices of what you want.
J. II. LAW.
57, 59 & (51 S. Main St., Asheville, N. C.
P. O. BOX P.
GENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Monaic TUe and Cement work atipcciulty.
Orates, Range and Bollen net.
Bull din srn moved and repaired in first cIrhh
Sewerage, Druinuge and traps for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe Building, Court House Square,
Asheville, N. C. may30dly
monn i'uuiic square.
WINDOWS, - BLINDS. - DOORS,
All kinds of Building
Glass, Putty, I.lrac, Plastering Hair, Shinnies, Laths, Fencing Posts,
A Full Line of Mantels and Mouldings.
psirordcrs will receive prdnipt attention.
THE LAKCiKST AND BliST E0VIPPKD IN
CHEMICAL AND ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES
II. C. Woltc reek & Co.
CUNSI'LTlNi; CHKMIST AND MINING KNOINKftRS.
Analyses of Metals, Ores, Coal or Coke, Min
era! Waters, Fertilizers, etc.
PRICK LIST ON APPLICATION.
Mining property investigated, developed,
bought and sold.
Sum pies can be sent by mail or express. If
sent by express, charges must be prepaid
Agents wanted in every place,
DR. H. C. WOLTCRECK,
TLANTIC COAST LINB
On and after this date the following sched
ules will be run over its "Columbia Division."
No. S3 Leaves Columbia S.20 p. m.
Arrives at Charleston 9.30 p.m.
No. 62 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a.m.
Arrives at Columbia 11.56 a. m.
Connecting with trains to and from all
points on the Charlotte. Columbia 8c Au
gusta and Columbia & Greenville Railroads.
T. M. EMERSON, Gen. Pass. Agt.
J. F. DBVINB. Gen. upt.
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F. L JACOBS, DRUGGIST, ASHEVILLE, N. C
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BUGGIES, CARRIAGES. BLACKSMITH IN G.
To the cltlsrn of Asheville and vicinity I
would announce that at my shops on College
street, nest to Woodbury's stables, I am bet
ter prepared than ever to do, work In trty line.
Wagon', Buftfries and Carriage m an a fact
are). Repairing and horse-saoHsg are sfte
eialtlea, and perfect satisfaction guaranteed.
My workmen are experienced and sklllraJ and
my oharfiea arc moderate.
nov33 d B. BURNETTS.
FITZPATRICK BROS. & ROBERTSON.
Dealers in Wall Paper, Window Shades and Patent Hangers,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes, Masnry'l Mixed Paints and
French and Americas
We keep in stock St. Louis and Kentucky Lead.
Colors. Window Glass, botk
W. L. DOUGLAS' name and the price arc
stamped on the bottom of all Shoes adver
tised by him before leaving his factory; this
protects the wearers against high prices and inferio goods. If your dealer does not keep
the style or kind you want, or offers you shoes without W. L. DOUGLAS' name and price
stamped on them, and says they are Just as good, do not be deceived thereby, but send di
rect o the Factory, for you can get what you want by return mall, postage paid. Dealers
make more profit on unknown shoe that are not warranted by anybody; therefore do not
be induced to buy shoes that have no reputation. Buy only those that have W. L. DOUG
LAS' name and the price stain ied on the bottom, and you are sure to get full value foryour
money. Thousands of dollars are saved annually by the wearers of W. L. DOUGLAS'
Shoes. In ordering by mail state whether you want Congress, Button or Lace, London cap
toe, plain French toe, or narrow cap toe, and be sure to give size and width 'you wear. I
can fit any foot that is not deformed, as my shoes arc made in great variety of widths, sixes
and half sizes. I guarantee a fit, prompt delivery and perfect satisfaction or money refunded
upon return of the shoes in good condition. W. I DOUGLAS. Brockton, Mass.
W. L. DOUGLAS
I a fine seamless calf shoe, with Dongola tops,
and oak leather bottoms. They are made in
Congress, Button and Lace on London Cap Toe,
Narrow Cap Toe and I Main French Toe Lasts, Hi
sizes from 5 to It, Including half sites and all
widths. If you have been paying from $3 to $6
for aboes of this quality do not do so longer. One
pair will wear as long s two pairs of common
sold by deulers that are not warranted by the
Our claims for this shoe over all other $3 shoes
1st. It contains better material.
2d. It is more stylish, better fitting and durable.
3d. It gives better era era! satisfaction.
4th. It costs more money to make,
nth. It saves more money for the consumer.
6th. It is sold by more dealers throughout the U. S.
7th. It's great success is due to merit.
8th. It cannot be duplicated by any other manu
facturer. 9th. ltlithenestinthe world, and has a larger de-
mana man any oiner s snoc aavertisea,
$5,000 will 1 paid to any person who will prove the above statements to be untrue. The
following lines will be found to be of the same quality of excellence :
c. AA C1inA OHN1INR IfAND-SBWKD, which takes the place of custom-made
iOU Bhoca that COflt from j7 to 49-
THB ORIGINAL AND ONLY HAND-SBWBD WBLT $ SHOB.
Kquals custom-made shoes costing from $6 to
FOR POLICBMBN. Railroad Men and Letter Carriers all wear them.
Smooth inside as a hand-sewed shoe. No tacks or wax thread to
hurt the feet.
..m ,r -y
2.50 Shoe WUNBXCBLLBD FOR HBAVY WKAR. Best Calf Shoe for the
GsflfBO WORKWOMAN'S. Is the best in the world for rough wear: one
TP-- J sjms-s; pair ought to wear a man a year.
A2.00 Shoe "SBBUAL TO HOB8 THAT COST FROM S3 to $3.60. One pair
uuuc will wear longer than any shoe ever sold at the price.
$2.oo Shoe FOR BOYS ' thc bnt Scho' sho ln thc world.
1M. Stine YOUTHS' SCHOOL, gives the small Bots a chance to wear the best
Oa-" shoes in the world.
All made in Congress, Button and Lace.
V. Douglas' $3 and $a Shoes
"'?!. shoc ,re raadt ,n fr"n 1 to 7. including half sises, and B, C, D, B and
8TYLB3 OP LA. DIBS' SHOES.
"The French Onera," "The Spanish Arch Opera." "The Americas Common-Sense." "The
Medium Common-Sense." All made in Button In the Latest Strles.
Also, French Opera in Front Lace, on S3 8hoc only. .
Consumers should remember that w I nm 'n T i s I. ,k. i.rHa. .. e, . ,
factum- in the world, supplying shoes direct from factory, thus giving all the middle-men's
profits to the wearer. w. L. DOUGLAS. Brock ton. Mass.
FOB 8ALB BV
HERR1NG & WEAVER.