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SUNDAY. DECEMBER 22. 1889.
NORTH CAROLINA TOWNS.
An innovation ot possibly a sensational
character has disturbed the quiet mod
esty of the towns of North Carolina in
the form of business and pictorial illus
trations of their possessions and advan
tages. The innovation is a commenda
ble one, for it gives information to our
own people, whose knowledge of their
own State and towns is by no means
ample; and readers in other States learn
something of which they had little con
ception. Great local good is done, lor
each town adopting the plan advertiser
itself on the most extensive scale. Wil
mington, through the exhaustive and in
telligent business issue of the Messenger,
has given ideas of the magnitude of its
commercial interests, and its value as a
port of entry that before was confined to
hitherto narrow limits of annual statis
tical tables of limit circulation. Fay
etteville, through the Observer, in
its elegant and elaborate descrip
tive articles, has amazed the State and
the country with the show of vitality not
only surviving, but active in a place ol
late years so much withdrawn from ob
servation, and assumed to lie in a state
of collapse. Other towns have done tin
same. Asheville, through Thr Citizen
has not been backward, though not ye:
attempting any work quite so elaboratt
as that of the Messenger, or the Fayette
ville Observer. Among the newest enter
prises of the kind is the industrial issui
of the Washington Gazette, a presenta
tion of the past and present of Washing
ton, N. C, "Little Washington" it i:
called to distinguish it from its great
namesake and rival, the capital of thi
country, lest the traveler, iu seeking thi
modest town on Tar river, might fim
himself by mistake in the noisy crowd oi
the banks of the Potomac. The river oi
which Washington is situated loses thi
name it has borne in its upper coursi
and takes the name of Pamlico when il
reaches tide water, where it becomes s
broad estuary with the name of Pamlico.
On this Washington is situated, a towi
of 4,000 inhabitants, a seaport of consid
erable importance, once having a largi
West Indies trade, and still shipping largi
quantities of lumber, naval stores am;
cotton. It is wanting in railroad connec
tions, in which il is deficient at present
Washington is an old town, being set
tied as far back as 1706; and its age it-
emphasized by the ivy mantled churches.
which possibly are not as old as thev
seem. It is an attractive place, with i
cultivated intellectual population, tium
bering among it many gentlemen of Stati
reputation among whom are Judge Rod
man, Judge Shepherd, Judge Brown and
The Gazette industrial issue is a very
valuable addition to the current indus
trial history of North Carolina.
Then comes the Durham Recorder with
an admirable presentation of the indus
tries and business of that wonderfully
thriving town, Unlike little Washing
ton with its ivy mantled towers and its
time stained walls, everything is so new
in Durham that the paint seems scarce
yet dry on its houses. Yet in progress it
has far surpassed Washington, the vigor
of youth never has been repressed by the
decrepitude of age. It is a remarkable
feature in the growth of the place that in
the comparatively few years of its exist
tnce it is enabled to make such an im
portant exhibit of industrial lile and so
cial activity, and to have such striking
handsome illustrations of enormous man
ufacturing establishments, of architec
turally elegant churches, of costly pri
vate dwellings and of a new court house
which by the way is a step backward in
the architectural progress of Durham. It
is a very common looking building.
But the enterprise of the Recorder in
getting out such a fine work as its indus
trious issue is highly commendable and
abundantly useful, and in its ability to
how upon what solid foundation its ex
hibit is made, it gives proof that there
was nothing ostentatious or vainglori
ous in the publication. It is due to, and
called forth by, facts.
It seems a little strange that in the de
bate on Mr. Morgan's resolution calling
for the recognition by the United States
of America of the United States of Bra
zil, the vote, which was on the question
to refer the resolution to the committee
on foreign relations, thereby postponing
action on the question, showed a marked
division on party lines. The republicans
voted to refer, the democrat voted for
immediate action. Shall wc infer that
the former are hostile to the formation
of any more republic on the model of
ours ? And to oppose, because ours is
departing from the faith, drawing to
ward centralization, and ceasing to be
republic except in name, and therefore,
ont of tendernc for Brazil, putting out
hand to keep ber back from prema
turely committing foUy of which the
United State of America is ready to re
pent? Without knowing the reasons that
govern the majority, we, for once, agree
with It, though perhaps ' when we know
more of their motive we shall change
oar opinion. Bat oar people are always
In a harry to welcome government hrto
into the community of republics without
knowing the reason or the eondajct of
reyolatioaav and wkhrat armtiag--to
Iran wttst frgmvt bBy prow-
ised to the new form of government
adopted. We have been left singularly
in the dark about the movements in
Brazil, both before and after the revolu
tion. Recognition may prove to be woe
fully premature. A republic may possi
bly prove only a dictatorship, or liberty
may resolve itself into anarchy. The
death of the new President, hourly ex
pected, threatens to throw everything
into chaos. It is better that our govern
ment looks before it leaps in the dark.
The negroes in Washington City who
have recently beeu holding meetings and
adopting resolutions have dropped back
from their blood and thunder policy.
This seems to follow from a considera
tion that the use of dynamite and other
distructives is a game two can play at;
for at an adjourned meeting, the Rev. W.
H. Phillips, colored, said : "It will not do
to take the gun and pistol and torch, be
cause that will result only in extermina
tion." And old father Blair, also present
at the meeting, gave more sensible coun
sel than could have been expected from
He urged education as a potent reme
dial factor in securing the rights of the
colored man. He thought they would
better secure their constitutional rights
bv that means than any laws congress
could make, for the reason that the na
tional government could not control the
laws of the States.
Tbey will cool down after awhile when
they reflect that the transformation so
impatiently expected and demanded is
the work of time, and to effect it they
must make haste slowly.
The piactice of the faith cure has
evolved a set of very mischievous cranks.
They leave to God the cure of maladies
of a contagious and fatal character
deny to the suffering patients the aid of
physicians, refuse them the medicines
nrrlrred to be taken when friends have
provided them, and permit the sick to
die in all the torments of unalleviated
suffering. They presume upon the effi
cacy of prayers uttered by impious lips,
because, except bv their own pretentions,
it does not appear that any of those
anaticsare any better than those around
them. Several parties in Brooklyn have
oeen heavily punished by fine and im
prisonment on charges of cruelty to cliil-
lren, suffering and dying with diphtheria
jnd scarlet fever, aud also for aiding in
the spread of contagious diseases. The
most of these faith cure fanatics are
A contemporary in rebuking a boastful
Maine farmer for his brag of raising 738
oushels of Irish potatoes on one acre of
ground, refers to the fact that once in
sheville some one within its cor
porate limits, on the same area
raised 1,100 bushels. That was the fact.
out "alas for the rarity" of it. It was
iever done but once, neither was Mr.
Woodfin's feat ol raising 136 bushels of
corn to the acre ever repeated. The
more shame for it ; what man has done,
nan may do. and instead of an average
l)f 80 or 90 bushels of one crop, and 12
jr 24- of the other, the averages might be
made every year to approximate those
large numbers which stand on record to
imaze or to encourace in whatever
spirit they are looked on.
The accident to Mr. Trowbridge, of
Danville, who was run over and crushed
by an electric street car, is one of the
most distressing of the kind on record
Like those of Asheville, the streets are
narrow, crowded with vehicles, and be
ing paved with cobble stones or Belgian
block, are very noisy ; and it was the
roar and crash of wheels which preven
ted the unfortunate man from hearing
the warning outcry ; and there does not
seem to have been the same facility for
stopping the electric car as possessed by
the svstem in use here. The condition of
Mr. Trowbridge is beyond hope; proba
bly he is now dead. He was largely en-
iiaired in the tobacco business, and held
in high esteem in Danville.
The South has not found a friend at
court in the person of Speaker Reed. He
appears to bold a Southern republican in
as little favor as he would a Southern
democrat. Out of fifty-six chairmanships
of committees, the whole South gets but
one, Bro wer, of North Carolina. A more
equitable distribution would have found
a place for Mr. Ewart, certainly a strong
and useful party man, and abundantly
capable. We will leave the republicans
to gnash their own teeth ; we do not en
ter into their griefs. But the Southern re
publicans have learned by this time of
how little account they are in their own
The epidemic now known as the Rus
sian influenza has appeared in many
places north of us. It is remarked that
its first appearance in a new locality is
among those who receive and handle
large numbers of letters, such as post
office clerks, bank officer and other. It
is therefore concluded that it is a germ
disease, with its special bacillus, readily
conveyed either through the air, but
more oftener attaching itself to such sub
stances as paper and cloth, and in that
way becoming contagious.
Largest and choicest line of extracts.
Lu bin's, Nace's, Atkin's, Ricksecker's.
Alfred Dwiglit's and others, are all to be
had at Jacob's drug store. Latest nov
elties in perfume in cut glass bottles.
Martha Washington, the mother of all
perfumes. Choice soaps, sachet powders
of every kind, manicure sets, gentleman'
traveling cases, all that attract and
allure in fancy toilet articles,, arc there
offered at the lowest rates, put up iu tbc
most fashionable style.
Pel ham' Drug Store i conducted .on
merit, and hi patron save ."ten per
cent." No. 24 Pattern avenue, opposite
Grand Central hotel.
Mr. Jaa. Carter . Arrincton, of King-
wood, S. C, waa cared by Mr. Joe
Person' Remedy, of a . sore on hi face,
which bad been troubling him for rear..
In . size and aDnearance it resembled a
strawberry, and waa perfectly -aw.
Por full particulars of bis case tend for-J
Damulikct, to Mrs. ica ran. auwrau.
The greatest Hale of the
season in Dry Goods, Hats,
Shoes and Clothing.
Our Dress Goods and Trim
mings are plentiful and must
go. No limit in that depart
ment. We have marked ev
erything away down, and if
this will not force thera 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
cluding some with roller
Now we will 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 bargninH as you can
We have several styles of
Men's Business Suits, which,
during the Holidays, we will
sell at a reduction of 513 jier
cent. So now in your chance
to get a suit of Clothes
Our goods must go. Cost
or profit has no effect, as we
are determined to Hell at
some price. So give us a call.
Bostlc Bros. & Wright
No. 11 North Square.
Of the people Is that
EST AB ROOK
Im oner more ahead, and thut his line nf
BOOKS, PICTURES, FANCY GOODS,
TOYS AND NOVELTIES
Cannot be beaten, and that we find that the
best place for Holiday Oood of all descrip
tion!! In at
H. T. KSTABROOK'8,
22 South Main street.
So say we all!
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AND 8KB Ol'R LINB OP
Presents for EVERYBODY
from THE CRADLE to OLD
AGE, useful, beautiful, and
Will be elOHeil
Dec. 25th, 26th & 27th.
The 25th for Christmas, the
other days for our annual
We have a larfje line of
Underwear for Ladies
Which we desire to reduce
before Stock-taking. It is
already priced lower than the
same goods can be had else
where, but in order to close
it out we will reduce it
20 PER CENT.
This will enable you to buy
Winter Flannels as low as
you can buy them at retail
in the United State.
ASK TO SEE THEM.
We have had a very pros
perous year in our business,
larger than any previous
one, and us this may be our
lat opportunity to do so in
18W9 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.
THE BIG RACKET
Oyster Vy Parlor,
Meals at all Hours. Electric
Cars Pass the Door.
I takt pkasnre In announcing the Orstcr
Staaoa of 18X9-'90 has opened, and my lona
experience In the business justifies me la
assuring; the public that I can please and sat
isfy all customers. I will serve oysters In the
heat style, and dealing only with reliable
houses, can offer the finest bivalves on the
market. Try our
Or Pan Roast. Boston Bay Stewsaipedalt? .
Great care will be taken with all order. I
ell only the finest and freshest oysters that
caa be ha 4. I metre shipment direct from
packers tTcry afternoon. Charge reason
able. My restaurant Is also supplied with
BIRDS, GAME, FRESH FISH, ETC.,
At all times, pedal attention .riven to lady
customers, Polite and attentive waiters.
Baard by day, week or month with or with
ont rooms. If you want the best the market
affords call on
E. 8TR AITSS, Prop'r.,
South Main Street.
NBW HOI SBI NBWLV FURNI8HBD I
ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS.
SIRS. N. B. ATKINSON,
No. 311 Haywood Street.
A large house. 31A Patton avenue. Warm,
comfortable rooms. On street ear line.
octB dtlm MRS. J. L. SMATHERS.
MRS. S. STEVENSON
Has removed to the Johnston Building, Patl
ton avenue, corner of Church street, where
she is prepared to keep rejrular or transient
boarders. Table furnished with the best the
market affords. Termsreasonahle. msr31ttiB
J. W. SCHARTLE,
4 N. Main St.
FAMILYGROCERIES AND PROVISIONS
Agent for Kevms Creek Woolen Mills.
North Main . Asheville, N. C.
WM. R. PENNILIAf,
THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS,
Astaevllle, N. C.
p. n. box p.
GENERAL CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Mosaic Tile and Cement work a specialty.
Orates, Ranges and Boilers act.
Buildings moved and repaired In first class
Sewerage, Drainage and traps for the same
thoroughly understood and promptly at
Office: Wolfe Building, Court Hanse Square,
Asheville, N. C. maySOdly
THB LARGEST AND BUST EQUIPPED IN
CHEMICAL AND ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES
CONSLXTINO CH8U1ST AND HI NINO RN0INB8R1.
Analyses of Metal, Ores, Coal or Coke, Min
eral w Biers, remitters, etc.
PRICE LIST ON APPLICATION.
Mining propertv Investigated, develooed.
bought and sold.
fiamotes can be sent bv mail or rmmi. If
sent by express, charges must be prepaid.
Agcnra vwnca in every pture.
DR. H. C. WOLTCRBCK,
novS d&wly Manager.
TLANTIC COA8T LINB
On' and after this date the following sched
ules will be ran over Its "Columbia Division."
No. 03 Leaves Columbia..:. S.20 p. m.
Arrives at Charleston 9.30 o. m.
No. S3 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a.m.
Arrives atColumbia 11.86 a. m.
Connecting with trains to and from all
points on the Charlotte. Columbia & An
gusta and Columbia ft Greenville Railroads.
T. M. EMERSON, Ocn. Pans. Agt.
J. P. DBVIHB, a?s. at.
Por arntlemea. A perfect .hoe at a moderate
coat. Try a pair of our specialties in aentle
maa 'a footwear, at f S.OO, .O0. S.50, $2.89,
v.ou ana av.uu. isvery pair warranted. Ri
amine our spectaltlea for ladies at 94.O0,
2.. 3.0 and $2.00, aacacclled for com
fort, dnrability aad style.
Insist on having- the oririaat M. A. Packard
at Co.'s Shoes. The aenaine have oar stamp
on bottom of each shoe. Sent postpaid to
any part of the V. 8. on receipt of price. M.
A. PACKARD A CO., Brockton, Mass. Por
ale fal Aasarrllalhy " : ' (. '
. H. REDWOOD & CO.
aojlj deod bmo aawtrri , , ,, , , . .
tUCGIES, CARRIAGES, BLACKSMITHIN&.
To Vr rt tiaras of A.hcvtOc' arid vlttalty 1
would announce that at my ahoaaMCoUraK
street, nest to Woodbury's atahlca, 1 am bet
ter prepared thaa ever to dp wqrkta mylhie.
Waifoo-, BuRKies and Carriages manufact
ured: ateoasrinaT and horse -tfhoernf .M aa.
ciaJUea. and perfect satiafactloa guaranteed.
ay- wuraawa annnmaMB aaa atUUulaod
ay charges aaa ssodemta. . .
arcs a m. btvbtTb.
I tdi ami '
$2.09 Shoe. I
J. Il LAW, 57, 59&6iS Main St., Asheville.
HOLIDAY i 1889 1 SEASON;
SKIi WHAT WE OFFER IN LOW PRICED GOODS, NOV
ELTIES, TOYS, ETC.
The Jtitoi'k of fine Pottery, Glaus, Lamps, Silver und Jew
elry is already well known.
The basement, or Toy and Bargain Department, is full
of new poods, at 5c, 10c, 15c. 20c and 25c One has no
idea of what 5c, 1 0c or 15c will buy till they see these
A FINK STOCK CHILDREN BOOKS, at about one-half
usual price: A $1 book sells for 65c, a 25c book for 15c
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 prettiest, cheapest and
best lot ofiDolls ever seen in Asheville, from 5c. to $ each.
CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS AND CARDS. A splendid
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.
A large line and very low prices. We make a special price
on the finest Linen Paper and Envelopes, 25c. per box.
Calendars 15c. to 35c. each.
MOTTO (and not Motto) CUPS, 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
State and the lowest prices.
JAPANESE (JOODS AND NOVELTIES. Everything
new and pretty.
REAL JAP SILK and Creie Handkerchiefs and Shawls.
Fine Hanging and Stand
Lamps, Sterling Silver Goods,
and Jewelry. See real Silver
Bangles at 35c. and C5c each.
Silver Plated Ware, best
f rade, Royal Worcester and
oulton Pottery j Hungarian
and Dresden China, Clocks,
Bronzes and Engravings.
J. II. LAW.
57, 59 & 61 S. Maiu St., Asheville, N. C.
North Public Square
GlasH, Putt, Lime, Pltuteting Hair, Shingle.
A Fall Lrlne of Mantels and Mouldings.
MTOrdera will reeelre prompt attention. feblOdly
FITZPATRIGK BROS.1 &
Dealers In Wall Paper, Wludow Shadeaand Patent Hang era,
I'alnts, Oils and Varnishes, Maanrj's Mixed Paints and Colors. Window Glass, both
French aad America
We keep In stock 8t. Louis and Kentnek j Lead. fehGdlj '
Chicago & Alton R.R.
PASTB8T ROl'TB TO
KANSAS CITY AND THE WEST.
Aflhcville to Kansas Cltj in 37 hours.
Aflbcvtllc to Denver in 51 hours.
Asheville to San Francisco, California, and
Portland, Oregon, in 5 davs.
Solid Vestlbuled Trains 8t. Louis to Kan
sas Cltv. Rei'linino; chair car free.
Por full information call on or write to
B. A. Ncwland.
District Passenfrer Agent,
No. 10 Patton Ave.. Asheville, N.C.
J. CHARLTON, O. P. A., Chicago, 111.
Summer Tours. -
PftLact Stcamcns. ' Lew Rati,
rw Trip. pe 'WMk.B.twrun '
DETROIT, MACKINAC ISLAND
arMtsksTsSaiilt flts. Karl, aad Lk
Xrna Way itrtt, i .
Svarj Wask Dr Bslwr r
DETROIT AN0 CLEVELAND
Bfiiha mUf THs mi J, UtJ, A.CM 4
toasts BaUr Una Una"
CHIOAQO ANO ST. JOSEPH. MlCH.
Our Illustmatkd Pamphlit-i
B and Bxmrslrta Ttskas wHI r-niirU
By your Tloksl Asrat, or .ItrM
f . . WHITCOMB, a P. A., DrnrtNT. M.t
Oatrott and Clavaland Steam Nat. Oo.
maylS . .
W. D. HOWE,
ITALIAN ft AMERICAN
All kinds of Monn.
and Vaaea made to
order la the latest
ASHEVILLE, PL C
Yard At Buncombe
pHR RBNT CHEAP.
Blrkt lara rooms oter 6Wnt6t,cspteiaJT
Bliable for boardara. Annlr ta
vii OaaVs) At THlAH
See choice line, my own
importation, of the celebra
ted Bell Stamp Limoges
I am all ready for Xnias
trade now. Do not put off
buying till last moment, but
call at once or write for
prices of what you want.
Lathi, Fencing Posts. AH kinds of Building
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 n 1 1 n 1 1 iTiTTTi til riTiTT in i I iTiTlTiTtTTI fi i il 1 1 i7i ft Fi
Do not think of buying Silk
MufflerH, Handkerchiefs and
Men'H Linen Handkerchiefs
until you have seen our stock.
A large lot closed out by Mr.
Redwood, and divided be
tween the Hichmond Iiouho
and ourselves. The same
story on several kindred lines.
II. REDWOOD & CO.
DRY GOODS, f ANCY GOODS, HATS, SHOES,
CLOAKS ANO CLOTHING,
We are slaughtering our
Cloaks and Wraps. Compart
our prices with others.
r itted aad at aarantred. A coai
pleta stork of the abors gaoda at '
M SOUTH MAIN aVTMBT.