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Rending notices ten cents per line. Obitu ary, marriage and societv notices fifty cents each (not exceeding ten lines) or fifty cents per inch. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20. 1889. DIlsCl'rMilON OF THE SOITH ERN QUESTION. The speech of Mr. Grady at Boston has set the Northern mind in motion, and may probably impel it into new channels What was well known at the South had apparently not reached the genera1 North ern reader. To Mr. Grady was happily given the opportunity of dinning into the ear what was denied to the eye. The graceful manner, genial temper and earn est speech gave force to indisputable facts which would have lost their effect if pre sented in less pleasant wav ; and to Mr. Gradv was paid the un usual tribute of accepting as true what fell from his lips setting forth the real relation between the two races at the South. Such acceptance may not immediately be followed by a change in Northern sentiment or opinion. Habits of thought cherished for half a century, such habits as led up to and sustained a long, desperate war from their violent antagonism to Southern thought, arc too closely ingrained to be uprooted at once. But the lea en is at work. The North has to disabuse itself of sev eral seiious errors before the basis for reasonable consideration of the negro ducstion can be had. Some of the exist ing causes of difference are not so much errors as wilful perversions. The extreme Northern sentiment would force upon tin South a social contact that is not toler ated at the North, and also a political recognition that has never been accorded at the North. The South must enlarge the area of privilege given to the negro, not upon any principle of justice or qual ification, but solely because they an assumed to be a subjugated people, to bt obedient to the will of the conqueror. The negro, on the other hand, is the em bodiment and symbol of victory, to bi elevated and thrust forward every when and on all occasions, a perpetual re minder of might and conquest. The South has the most powerlul rea sons to combat this idea. First and lore most, the relation of the South as an equ.-d integral part of the government with inalienable rights of sovereignity in the management of its own affairs. Sec ondly, in its solemn obligations to civili zation and Christianity to preserve anil advance what has been acquired at so much cost. Experience of the unquali fied, unnatural obtrusion of an element dominant during a few years of misery into the management of public affairs, proved the wisdom, and also the duty, of the people of the South to take such affairs into their own hands, both for their own welfare and that of the North. Sensible men everywhere admit this. To those who think otherwise there seems to remain only the motive of frenzied party purpose, or desire to reach again w hat was once reluctantly foregone, a condi tion which would rekindle sectional strife, and reduce the South to the state of con quered provinces to be parceled out as spoil among the victors. We have no apprehension of such endeavor. Wehavi an abiding faith in the ruling good sense of the American people.Nortband South ; but then the North must learn more than it now knows, and put a bit in the mouths of some of its most blatant fa natics, more properly, conspirators. As we said, the leaven is working, and as one of theeffectsof Mr. Grady's speech, the Springfield Republican says some sen sible things and makes some good points. We make the following extracts from a recent article : "But no healthy purpose can lie served by stopping here and neglecting to in quire whether such a result in natural from the conditions. When the freedmen of the South were given the elective franchise, did the republican majority ex pect that they would make an intelli gent use of their ballots ? Certainly not. for the regular presentation of the Mail bill is a conlession that the majority ol the blacks are even at this day ill-fitted for the full exercise of citizenship. "Let us suppose that Boston were sud denly inundated with the low-nroweu. organ-grinding Italians and pailrones ontil they outnumbered the white voters, can any one say that there would not in a short time be a solid Boston just as there is a solid South ? Would intelli gent Boston be content to lie ruled by a propertyless throng? Why is it that Northern republicans settling in the South so soon fall into the habit ol Toting with the democratic white party ? Three prominent republican speakers were sent into the 3rd congressional dis trict of Louisiana a few months ago to helo out the party candidate and in cidentally to see what a southern election was like. One of them, Congressman Burrows, of Michigan, expected to be ap pointed upon the House committee on elections, and any information he might obtain would greatly advance his use fulness. He and his associates returned wiser men. They perhaps are as strong in thcr denunciation ot the social ostra cism of the neero and of course they de nounce as every good citizen should, the use of force in driving voters, black, white or parti-colored, from the polls. But tbey found in ttft heart of that, the near district of the state, little com munities of northwest farmers, mainly, if we mistake not, from Wisconsin where the republican party faith is administered with the mother's milk. And yet these northern men now rote the democratic ticket almost to a man. for some un known reason A majority of the hotel- keepers hi the larger cities of the South ore Northern men, who may or may nt rote the republican ticket at national elections: bnt tbcv are not only straight democrats on State and local affairs, but they manage the race question about the eatertainment oi guests quite oa oorn Southerners do.". We nay add as confirmation to this latter statement that the town of High lands, in Macon county, Western North Carolina, contains a population largely made up of Northern and Northwestern men. They are almost all republicans. They are iu a manner secluded by locality from influences that might control their opinions. Yet in county and State mat ters their observation has led them to the conclusion that their interests are safer in the hands of the democrats than they would be with the republicans, in which party the negro vote so largely predomi nates. In national elections they are loyal to their old faith. DECEMBER WEATHER, The weather is a subject so trite as hardly to have merit enough or use enough to "point a moral or adorn a tale." It is the common entering wedge to casual conversation, or, like the use ot slanir. a convenient cover for want ol brains. Sometimes, however, it is per missible to dwell upon it, as either the source of acute suffering or pronounced discomfort; or again, when it is asso ciated with the keenest of enjoyment anil the most exquisite of pleasures, esjiecially when these come out ot season. A sense of srratitudc then becomes allied with the pleasures of the hour or the day, with hojietul yet doubtful looking for ward to prolongation of unexiccted ha- piness. How much of gratitude there is in the eves that look up to the serene skies, bask in the beams of a summer sun shorn of its fervor, or inhale the balmv breath of spring divested of its perfume we do not know. Certainly there is a leep and a surprised enjoyment, that here, on the 20th day of December, and lor twenty days previous, winter has turned aside in its rude rough march, and capriciously permitted the genial spring to anticipate its pleasant ways Since December came in, there has been no winter; no ice, no snow, only once or twice a little frost, no rain, no wind no storms. The pretty belief of the an ient in the Halcyon days, when, for the seven days preceding, and the seven days succeeding, the shortest day of the winter, there was always a calm, during which the kingfisher, a bird that lived on or near the waters, was brooding, now seems to have the realization with en largement of time. The halcyon days are urion all execot the turbulent sea of politics. The oldest inhabitant is at fault witl his saws and his precedents. He never saw anything like it. The weather prophets are in despair; for not a single prediction has come true; the scientists are at fault, for they find no explanation. Soirc of them, indeed, find comfort in the belief that the Gulf stream lias drawn nearer in shore, and that the arctic cur rent has to that extent been occluded Hut that is not where our cold comes from. The gateway through the North west for the great (rigid tides that pour down from Hudson's bav and the shores of the still farther arctic seas, still stand nideopen. But now they swing back the other wav on their hinges to let pass the soft and genial airs from the Gulf and the tropics. For all this, there is a day vet of win ter wrath, and perhaps within a week we will look back upon the present charm ing season as a most unreal dream. The introduction, by all the mcmlwrs trom this State, of bills for the total re peal of the internal revenue laws, will meet with general favor, qualified only by the fact that such measure plays into the hands of the high handed protection ists. There are the obligations of the public debt to 1e provided, and there is the enormous and still growing pension list to be filled ; and the receipts trom the internal revenue have added largely to the treasury receipts so as to make a large expenditure and a large surplus not only possible, but certain. The protectionists think, possibly claim, that when the in ternal revenue is abolished then a high tariff must be relied upon to fill the gov eminent coffers. And herein we think they are mistaken; for the higher the tariff, the smaller the importations and the less the revenue. We pray that the internal revenue will be abolished, and at t tie same time the work of tariff reform pushed to its ends; for in both eases the great body of the people will be relieved and benefitted. The democrats of the house already 'ive signs that they will find their way out of the difficulty in which they were placed as a minority body by a speaker who was not slow to say he was running the house in the interests of the republi can majority. It was a very insolent avowal, and at once aroused the demo crats to the gravity of their responsibil ity, for the republicau party constitutes neither the government nor the whole people. We hoe the lesson given on Tuesday when the house was compelled to adjourn on the motion of a democratic memlier, rathtr than be subjected to the arbitrary rulings of the speaker, who is at present acting without any fixed rules outside of his own party will, will prove that the power exists and will be used to curb any tyrannical purpose. Mncy's and Ricksecker'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 light some one, whom you have remem bered at Christmas Wood Violet and Trailing Arbntus, which would convert a handkerchief into a delicious memory of shaded nooks and cool mountain side. At Newport: Von Still (to hotel clerk) Where is your bar ? Clerk We have no bar. This is a prohibition state. Von Still Ah. H'here is your tea room? Clerk Third door on the left ot the ball, straight ahead. Knock three times. Children Enjoy The pleasant flavor, gentle action and soothing effect of Syrup of Figs, when in need of a laxative and if the father or mother be costive or bilious the most gratifying results follow its use, so that it is the best family remedy known and every family should have a bottle. Mr. Cicero 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 Person's Remedy. HOLIDAY GOODS! The greatest snlo of the season in Dry Goods, Hats, Shoes and Clothing. Our Dress Goods ami 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 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 ."00 Zinc Trunks, all sizes, in cluding some with roller trays. 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 see. We have several styles of Men's Iiusiness Suits, which, during the Holidays, we will sell nt a reduction of 5W per cent. So now is your chance to get a suit of Clothes cheap. Our goods must go. Cost or profit has no effect, as we are determined to sell at some price. So give us a call. Yours respectfully, Bostic Bros. & Wright No. 11 North Square. THE VERDICT if the people is thai ESTABROOK Is once more ahead, and that his line of BOOKS, PICTURES, FANCY GOODS, TOYS AND NOVELTIES Cannot be benten, and that we find that the best place fur H"liiiuy Goods of ulf ilcscrip tions Is at H. T. KSTABROOK'S, 22 South Main street. So shv we all ! THE rHOIM.lv l IF ASIIKVI1.I.I!. 01 IdfViJI UNIUVJ I '013U "lynmuv 3Untio 3tin3f pus ajng aa 941 !UM oinnniv 0 T.X 06' I snaoj Oti t " ., JIli sa fsoooiisBij. uh p,iij,.sua v swfoa '1HS MHd -BA!k PtWI JMIS joj siuaSv 3Og OSB 3JB 3.W aavuxAvanoii 3H1 HOJ 03H3JJQ 3UV SN0I13VUXXV TVI33dS 'SdNOiiivia aw S0009 H3ATIS OTIS CNV 0109 OI10S jo isois q ainiBxa pay '3H01S AH13,3f XT 11V3 OX aaXIAKI 3HV THE RACKET COLUMN. COME tor "6m TO THE "BIG RACKET STORE" AND SEE OUR LINE OF CHRISTMAS GOODS rifwntHfor KVKI.YBODY from THE CRADLE to OLD AGE, useful, beautiful, nnd cheap. THE "BIG RACKET STORE" Will be doned Dec. 25th, 26th & 27th. The 2.1th for Christmas, the other days for our annual Stork-taking. We have a large line of Underwear for Ladies Which we desire to reduce before Stock-taking. It is already priced lower than the same poods 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 aw you can buy them at retail in the United States. ASK TO SEE THEM. We have 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- ville, if THE DIG RACKET," Very resjtectfully, GEO. T. JONES. "RACKET' C0LVMS. 'OTELS. STRAUSS' RESTAURANT AND jfJ Pas-Ins. Oyster EUROPEAN PLAN. Meals at all Hours. Electric Cars Pass the Door. I tnke pleasure In announcing the Ovster Stnsun of 1NH9-"J0 tins opened, and my long esperience In the business justifies me in assuring the public tlint I can please and sat isfy att customers. I will serve oysters In the best style, nnd denting only with reliable houses, can offer the finest bivalves on the market. Try our Philadelphia Fry, Or Pan Roast. Boston Pay Sttwtrn specialty. Oreat care will he taken with nil orders I sc'l only the finest and freshest oysters thnt can be had. I receive shipments direct from packers every afternoon. Charges reason able. My restaurant is also supplied with BIRDS, GAME, FRESH FISH, ETC., At all times. Special attention given to lady customers. I'olite and attentive waiters. Boanl by day, week or month with or with out rooms. If you wunt the best the market uffords cull on E. STRAUSS, Prop'r., South Main Street. PRIVATE BOARD. NEW HOl'SHl NKWLV FURNISHED 1 ALL MODERN IMPROVEMENTS. MRS. N. B. ATKINSON, No. 211 Haywood Street. jun22 dlv JBK1VATH BOARD. A large house. SIR Patton avenue. Warm, comfortable rooms. On street car line. Terms reasonable. octN dlim MRS. J. L. SMATHERS. MRS. S. STEVENSON Har- removed to the Johnston Building, Pat? ton avenue, corner of Church street, whore tthe in prepared to keep rcgulnr ' transient boanlt rs. Table furnished with the bct the market affords. Terms rra"onahle. mnrSlmfi J. W. SCIIARTLE, MERCHANT TAILOR 4 N. Main St. febl'Odlv JAMES FRANK, DRALKK IN FAMILY GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS Agent for Reems Creek Woolen Mills. North Main - Asheville, N. C. feblOdly WM. R. PENNEMAN, PROPRIETOR OF THE ASHEVILLE BRICK WORKS. Asheville, N. C. I. O. Box P. murlUdly GEO. KDIBER, GENERALCONTRACTOR AND BUILDER Mosaic Tile and Cement work uRpeciitlty. Grates, RauKet mid Boilers set. BuildinK moved and repaired In 6rnt class manner Sew era ge, DruinufR- and traps for the same thoroughly understood and promptly at tended to. Office: Wolfe Building, Court House Square, Asheville. N. C. may3Udly THB LARGEST AND BKST KUI'II'PKD IN TUB SOVTH. CHEMICAL AND ANALYTICAL LABORATORIES or II. C. Woltcreck & Co. CONSl LTINd CHKMIST AND W1NINC, KN'C.INff KKS. Analyses of Metals, Ores. Conl or Coke, Min eral Waters, Fertilizers, etc. 1'RICB LIST ON APPLICATION. Mining property investigated, developed, bought and sold. Correspondrnce solicited. Samples ean lie wnt by mail or express. If sent by express, charges must be prepaid. Agents wanted in- very place. Chattanooga, Tenn. DR. H. C. WOLTCRECK, nov5 dfcwly Manager. TLANTIC COAST LINE On and after this date the following sched ules will be run over its"Columhia division." No. S3 Leaves Columbia1 0.2O p. m. Arrives atCharleHton 0.30 p.m. No. 62 Leaves Charleston 7.10 a. m. Arrives at Columbia 11. a. m. Connecting with trains to and from all points on the Charlotte, Columbia & Au gusta and Columbia & Greenville Railroads. Daily. T. M. EMERSON, Gen. Pass. Art. T. F. DEVINB. Gen. Sunt. For gentlemen. A perfect shoe at a moderate cost. Ttt a pair of oor specialties in sent'e men'sfootwear, at $5.00. $4.0O, $3.5o, $2.0, $2.50 and $2.00. Every pair warranted. Ex amine our specialties for ladies at 94.0O, $3.99, $2."0 and $2.uO, unexcelled for com fort, durability and style. Insist on having the original M. A. Packard & Co.'s Shoes. The genuine have oar stamp on bottom of each shoe. Sent postpaid to any part of the V. 8. on reeeift of price. M. A. PACKARD & CO., Brockton, Mass. For ale in Asheville by H. REDWOOD & CO. auyll deod Hmos an we fri UGGIES, CARRIAGES, BLACK SUIT HI NO. To the cititens of Asheville and vicinity I would announce that at my shoiis onColkge street, next to Woodbury's stables, I am bet ter prepared thaa ever to de work hi my line. Wagon, Uaggies and Carriage mannfaet- irrd. RepairiDif ana norse-shoeing are spe cialties, and perfect satisfaction guaranteed My workaira ar experienced and skillful and my charges art moderate. $2.99 Shoe. J. II. LAW, 57, 59 & 61 HOLIDAY 1 1889 i SEASON. SEE-WHAT WE OFFER IN LOW PRICED GOODS, NOV ELTIES, TOVS, ETC. The stock of fine Pottery, Glass, Lamps, Silver and Jew elry is already well known. The basement, or Toy and Bargain Department, is full of new goods, at 5o., 10c, 15c. 20c. and 25c One has no idea of what 5c, 10c or 15c. will buy till they see these goods. A FINK STOCK CHILDREN'S 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 Alburns at 10c to 35c, worth double. Portfolios, furnished, 15c to 75c DOLLS! DOLLS! DOLLS! best lot ol Dolls ever seen m CHRISTMAS BOOKLETS AND CARDS. A splendid display, till carefully selected. We are prepared to supply Sunday Schools at lowest price. Also beautifully pressed Flowers for sending abroad. MARCCS WARD'S STATIONERY AND CALENDARS. A larae line and very low prices. We make a special price on the finest Linen Paper and Calendars "e. to Hoc. each. MOTTO (and notMotto) CITS, SAUCERS a.m. PLATES. Hundreds of styles from 10c. to oOc. Vases in great vari ety at all prices. We claim the finest line of Vases in the State and the lowest prices. JAPANESE GOODS AND new and pretty. " REAL JAP SILK and Crepe Fine Hanging and Stand La in ps, Sterling Sil ver Ooods, and Jewelry. See real Silver Dangles nt 3.c. and "c. each. Silver Dated Ware, best grade, Royal Worcester and Doulton Pottery, Hungarian and Dresden China, ('locks, Rronzes and Engravings. J. II. LAW. 57, 50 & (51 S. Main St., Asheville, N. C. LUMBER YARD. GEO. FTSCOTT, North Public Square, WINDOWS, - BLINDS, - DOORS, Glass, t'utty, Lime, Plaatcrinic Hair, Shinnies, Laths, Fencing Posts. All kinds of Building Material. A Full Line or Mantels) and Mouldings. ftrordrrs will reoHT. prompt attention. feblOd1. FITZPATRICK BROS. & ROBERTSON, Dealers in 'Wall Paper, Window Shadea and Patent Hangers, Pnintu, OU and Varnisheit, Masury'a Mixed Paints and Colors. Window Glass, bots French and American We keep in stock St. Louis and Kentucky Lead. feWSdly TO MACKINAC Summer Tours. Pal.ci Stcamcr. Low Rates. Tour Trip. pr Wak Bstwrnm DETROIT, MACKINAC ISLAND Pitoaksj,S4.t (Ms, Mrl, and Lake Huron Way Ports. Svsry Wssk Day Bstwssu DETROIT AND CLEVELAND SsmIjU Sa4.r THft .url.f Jan., Jul,, Augu.l .tni s.,.: Doabl. Xtaily LI ii. B.wcn CHICAGO AND ST. JOSEPH, Mid. OUR I LLUSTRATKD PMHt t Bat. .nd Xzoursl Tick.', will b tu- :iieti' ,1 br rour Tlokor Agent, or w.dr.r. E. B- WHITCOMB, Q. P. A.. Ditboit, Mi... D.trolt and Cleveland Steam Nuv. Co m.yls Chicago & Alton R.R. FASTBST KOl'TB TO KANSAS CITY AND THE WEST. Asheville to Kansas City In 37 hours. Abbeville to Denver in 51 hours. Asheville to San Francis, o, California, and Portland, Oregon, in 6 nnvs. Solid Vestibuled Trains St. Louis to Kan sas Citv. Reclining chair car free. For full information call on or write to B. A. Newland, District Passenger Agent. No. It) Patton Ave., Asheville, N.C J. CHARLTON, G. P. A., Chicago, III. TO MERCHANTS. We wish to My to our customers in West ern North Carolina that tf they will send their orders direct to v. daring onr MR. HENRY S absence in Florida, we will uive them special attention. Thanking yon for past favors, and wishing each and aU of yon a most pleasant Xmaa, we are, respectfully yours, WILSON, Bl'RNBS & CO., Wholesale Grocers, ilecltt d3t Baltimore. Md. A young man waata a sJtaatioa as elerk. Has some knowledge of the dry goods busi ness, but can make himself gcnrny vseful. Addres. BOX 12s, declU d AsheriUe P. O. S. Main St., Asheyffle. The prettiest, cheapest and Asheville, trom oc to $ each. Envelopes, 2iw. per box. NOVELTIES. Everything Handkerchiefs and Shawls. See choice line, my own importation, of the celebra ted Dell Stamp Limoges China. I am sill ready for Xraas trade now. Do not put off buying till last moment, but call at once or write for prices of what you want. ENTERTAINMENT A T ASHEVILLE FEMALE COLLEGE, Friday. 8 P. M. Consisting' of Recitations, Music and the Cantata "CINDERELLA." Admission, 95 Ct. Entrance on north side of College. V. D. ROWE, DEALER IN ITALIAN & AMERICAN MARBLE. Granite Munuments, etc. All kinds of Monu ments, Tombstones, Headstones, Urns and Vases made to order in the latest designs. All eyes fitted and at guaranteed. A com plete at,wk of the above goods at GRANTS DRUG STORE, 34 SOUTH MAIN 8TRKKT. Oculists' Prescriptions a specialty. sep3 dam FITS CURBD BY OLD SPECIALIST PHYSICIAN. Bottle of rnnHciM Pffec. We war rant our rented t to cure the worst cases, and the only physicians who do this to prevent yoar Dcvag iranoaea apoa oy men using false names and who art aot Doctors. Because others failed is no reasoi for not sing this medicine. Give Express and Post. office address. It costs yon nothing. Add teas lotniag. Broad w Asaaej jaeuicau man, wa Broadway, New Jaa37dwlT J) y X i ASHEVILLE, N. C. -IssT . r- Yard At Buncombe I u Mkaass-J War, house. au2 dGm