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HENDERSONVILLE, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1905. VOL. XV. NO. 48 GOLDEN AGE OF THE SOUTH, Review of Her Progress Along In dustrial Lines During Recent Years. The Increase of wealth, of agricultural production and of manufacturing activity ia the southern states is recited with reas onable pride by The Manufacturer's Re cord, of Baltimore. Between 1900 and 1904 the assessed value of nrooerty in fourteen of these states in creased at the rate of nearly $250,000,000 a year, and this average is likely to be much greater in 1905. Of the total value of our exports in the last fiscal year more than 30 per cent, represented cotton and its products, and cotton manufactures rank fourth in actual value in the exports of manufactured goods. The south' share in all the exports exceeded $600,000,000, and was 41 per cent. N Next to New York carae the port of New Orleans in the value of its exports, then Galveston and Baltimore fourth. Between March, 1900, and July of this year 943 national banks, with an aggregate of nearly $50,000,000. were organized in the southern state. The market value of tie southern railroads estimated June 30, 1904, by the census bureau at $2,097,528,000, represented nearly a fifth of the total in the United States. The last number of The Manufacturers' Record, gives a list of six new railroads in the south incorporated and of various railroad extensions. The French Transatlantic Steamship Company is plan ning to begin regular sailings out of New Orleans in October. . The prosperity and extension of southern cotton mills are described in detail. The lumber industry of Virginia and the Caro lin&s is now in the greatest period of activity in its history. The building activity thienghout the southern states is great, and also the development of every kind of husi nes) enterprise. The south is rich and it is steadily grow ing richer. The prospect ahead is so bril liantly inviting that its contemplation ought to leave no time for unavailing re grets for an imaginary time when the south was doing better. This is the golden age, not the days of slavery of ruinous interest rates and f capital " absorbed In slavery property. The New York Sun. PLANS FOR LARGER ARMY. Estimated Strength to be 250,000 Men. Washington, Special. Plans are un der consideration in the war depart ment, which may be laid before congress at its next session, for increasing: the war strength of the army to 250,000 men. Certain officials of the war department have been working on the plan for sev eral weeks and now have it in a tangi ble form. The regular army now con sists of 60,000 men with the war strength estimated at 100,000. The new olan involves the creation of a "regular reserve," consisting of able bodied discharged soldiers whose names would be on file at the war department and who would be ready for service at any moment. The regular reserve would consist of 40,000 men, each of whom would be paid $3 a month. They would be required to furnish their ad dresses to the war department and notij fy the department of any change in ad dress. Thus an army of $100,000 men with military training could be quickly mobilized. The plan next includes the creation of a "national reserve" of 100,000 men. Their names and addresses would be on file in the department and they would be paid a small sum yearly, prebab'y about $2. Together, the regular re serve, the national reserve and the militia of the various states, estimated at 50,000 by the department, the war strength of the army would be 250,000 men. Delightfully Democratic Governor. Mr. It. H.Bailey, ot Houston, Texas, was in the eity yesterday and called on Gover nor Glenn to urge him to accept the invi tation to attend the state fair at Concordi New Hampshire, as the guest of the South ern Pacific Railroad, while on his northern speaking tour in company with Governor Jeff Davis, of Arkansas, and possibly G ov ernor Vardaman, of Mississippi. Governor Glenn decided to make the date of his leaving September 9th, Instead of the 10th, in order to make the Concord appointment, which is on the 13th. "Texas has got North Carolina beat on territory and other things," banterignly re marked Mr. Bailey, who ' says he is the small Bailey" of Texas, to a Morning Post reporter as he took- the train, "but," he added seriously, "you've got -one of the best governors in the world. . He's a de lightfully democratic governor. Next to Texas, you've got the prettiest state in the union. Post.' STILL BEARING FRUIT. Student of Old Judson College Making His Mark in Baltimore. A recent issue of the Baltimore Ameri can has the following concerning the wcrk of Rev. B. P. Robertson who is well known in this city where he attended school dur ing the existence of Judson College:. "The united evangelistic campagia that ..has been carried on throughout the city for the past few moaths was concluded at Druid Hill Park yesterday afternoon with an interesting service that was attended by fully 2,500 people. Rev. B. P. Robertson stated at the open ing of the service that the meetings had proved to be a success, and that during the summer 111,826 people have attended the services, and the names of 1,600 people had been handed to him on cards, which were passed among, the people, with the object of giving them a chance to say that they wished to lead a better life. He also stated that it was more than likely that the meetings would be continued next summer. Addresses were also made by Rev. Har ris E. Kirk, pastor of Frankliu Street Presbyterian Church, and Mr. James E. Ingram. Mr. Kirs tried to impress those present with: the fact that this meeting might be the last of its kind that some of them would atteud, and he extended a hope hat they would lead a better life, as many of them, without being aware of the fact, were fighting against the church. He then explained that the reformed might be the exact opposite of the Christian life,, as a man might stop swearing and drinking, and might break away from all tempations, yet be not a Christian from the fact that he has not made public to the church his attempt to lead a better life. The speaker said that unless such a person is under the ban ner of Christ he is hand in hand with the devil. Mr. James Ingram said that the church is their only salvation, and that a man cannot lead a better life if he is indifferent to Christ. The evangelistic campaign was the out. come of the union prayer service held at available places throughout, the city dur ing the past winter and spring. The entire month of June was spent in mapping out a sebeduie for an extensive, cam pain, and Rev. B. P.' Robertson was appointed" as superintendent. A score of ministers of all denominations volunteered their services in an effort to make the work a success. When it became known that a campaign washnapped rut three tents and two wagons were placed at the disposal of Mr. Robert son and bis co-workers, an d J th ey have been used in more than 440 meetings. The reports received by Mr. Robertson from all parts of the city were favorable, and at one service several; weeks ago 67 girls expressed a. desire to lead a better life. v Mr. Robertson stated that this went to show that more work could haye been done in three nights than at other times in 10 years, and that it is his most sincere hope that the work will be continued next year. One of the most valuable services extended was that of Prof. G. D. Waters and his park band, which has been of great value as a drawing card in the park services." Profits of a Wolf Hunt. "The prize wolf story of the season comes from Ewin, Mich.,' 'said A. D. Roth, of Grand Rapids, Mich. "About 10 miles north of Ewin is a place where the deer are supposed to be quite numerous. It was a sort of a yard, so to ' speak, where the deer were wont to congregate in large numbers. James Col gin believed he could find wolves there. Partly to investigate, but prepared for action, he went to the scene. Wolves were there, and they were raising havoc with the deer; as numerous carcasses testified. Colgin had a quantity of suet, which he cut up and distributed about the place. In each piece he placed some strychnine. "The following day he returned to the place and found that five wolves had taken the bait and died. This made him feel pretty good. Bat when he heard a pack howling near by, and coming in his direc tion, he made up his mind that he might easily add to this number if he went about it at the right way. It so happened that he was but a short distance from the lake. He figured that the deer would run out on the ice with the wolves in close pursuit. This is just what happened, according to Colgin's version of the affair. The pro cession passed him not more than- 50 yards away, and he opened fire. With a dozen well directed shots. from his repeater he dropped nine of the savage brutes, thus saving the deer's life. "For each wolf Colgin received a boun ty of $22, and he sold the hides for $6 each making $24 for each of his 13 animals, or a total of $364 for his two days' work." Exchange. If you ever took De Witt's Little Early Risers for biliousness or constipation you know what pill pleasure is. These famous little pills cleanse the liver and rid the system of all bile without producing unpleasant effects. Sold by F. .V, Hunter. CLEVELAND NOT RICH. His Income Declared to be Only $5,000 a Year. New York Special to Chicago Record Herald: A. Wall street man who has known Grover Cleveland for nearly twenty years and has said and written' many bitter things about the former presi dent, surprised some of his friends yes terday by declaring that Mr. Cleveland, instead of being wealthy, as is generally supposed, is comparatively poor. "I happen to know a good deal about Mr. Cleveland's financial affaira," said he, "and his income is only a little more than $5,000 a year. That is not much for a man who has to support a family and live in the style befitting a former president of the United States. The public thought Mr. Cleveland saved some of the salary he received as presi dent. He did not. He was president eight years. At $50,000 a year that means $400,000. Mr. Cleveland had a smaller fortune when he retired from the White House than when he entered it. He was credited with making a lot of money out of real estate speculations in the outskirts of Washington. His real estate operations were confined to the purchase of one house Red Top and the sale of it at a price below that which he paid for it. "Some persons think he made money through the bond deals of Morgan and Benedict while he was president. He did not make a penny. I am not one of Cleveland's admirers, but I must giveli that if one respite was granted there credit to him for being above anything of that sort. He would go a long way for a friend, but he is the soul of hon esty. "Mrs. Cleveland has some property which came to her from the Folsom es tate, but it is not much. The income from it is a few thousands a year at the outside. '' The Wall street man was asked if Mr. Cleveland had not made a mistake In becoming one of the Ryan trustees of the Equitable. "Maybe so,' he replied, "but if any one supposes that Grover Cleveland .weatr into that' affair without knowing what he was doine he is mistaken. It is hard to fool him. He is blunt and positive. He has his eyes open all the time. Whatever salary he gets as a trustee he will earn. If he had wanted a position that was a sinecure and that would bring big money te him he would have had hundreds of them, but he is jealous of his good name and reputation, and I am free to confess that in my opinion he accepted the offer made by Thomas F. Ryan, not from any monetary consideration, but from the belief that he could perform a great public service to the Equitable policy holders." Pointed Paragraphs. Deaf mutes are always ready to take a hand in arguments. Rejected suitors are the victims of mis applied devotion. It's a wise man who patches up the quar rel instead of his face. Beware of the financial pointer; it usu ally points the wrong way. As a weather forecaster there is nothing superior to a healthy corn. Charity is a garment that serves to cover up much moral scrawniness. There's something radically wrong with the man who enjoys visiting a dentist. Isn't it a pity that the average reformer neglects to begin his work at home? Cigarettes, if properly classified, would come under the head of fouls of the air. Any small boy can make a home run every time he knocks bis ball through a pane of glass. . Nothing arouses a woman's wrath so much as a man who appears to be well satisfied with himself. If the automobile is known by it horse power, the airship should be known by its bird power. It doesn't nceessaiily follow that a man s rich because he happens to have more money than brains. One man may be able to break a horse, but later the horse docs a stunt on a race track and breaks a dozen men. Necessity knows no law; that is why so many lawyers take advantage of it. - The sweet girl graduate is beginnig to discover that she doesn't know everything. Nature's beauties seldom appeal to the man who is acting as a lawn mower pro peller, i A political orator seldom strikes the key note unless the candidate hands out a good- sized banknote. - A physician has discovered a method of preventing scars. The simplest way -is to mind your own business. N. -' If a married woman has nothing else to worry her she worries for fear she may die first and her husband will marry again. After a woman gets her husband trained to do everything just as she wants bim to she. is apt to despise him because he has no mind of his own. . IS GRANT REALLY SAFE? More Talk About Shake-Up in Rev X enue Office at Asheville. Asheville, N. C Special. Another batch cf gossip and rumor was indulged in yesterday ane'nt the prospective changes, in Collector Harkins' office. Well Informed circles have it that C. B. Moore is shortly to be taken care of and that room for the ."out" is to be made at the pie counter. It has been known for some time that efforts were being made to secure Mr. Moore's lo cation at a desk under Collector Harkins, end the report now is to the effect that" he is olated for a job. Mr. Moore was some time ago offered the clerkship of the court of Panama, over which Judge Gudger pre sides, but this offer was declined owing to climatic conditions existing on the isthmus and the prospects of his securing a "berth" at home. Coming on the heels of rumored changes in the revenue department, there is renew ed talk of the decapitstioh of Mr. Grant. There are those who depose and say that some time ago when Mr- Grant was given notice that his desk was desired, and that when a delegation of Polk and Henderson republicans came here to" "leg" for the popular Henderson county man with the result that he was retained, the change of front was only temporary and that Mr. Grant's "execution" is really set for Octo ber l. In fact, these knowing ones declare that the Henderson county man was simply granted a "respite." There are others, however, who do not believe that Mr. Grant's official head will come off. Thev win oe some more gramme of resmtes. and that Mr. Grant is snugly and securely fixed. In the meantime the "outs" are clamor ing for recognition and jobs. Their mouths are watering for pie and something is like ly to drop. DESTROYED HIS USEFULNESS. That.Seemsto be Alabama's Verdict i on Bjooker Washington ; Birmingham, Ala. There la great in-cnation-.expressedinAlAttanja aver the incident of Booker T. Washington, the principal of the Tuskegee Institute, leading a daughter of John Wanamaker to the table in. a dining room at Sara toga Springs in one of the principal ho tels of the place, and prominent citizens are not hesitating to express themselves through the newspapers. It is a set out that the act on the part of Wash ington, who is claimed to be a leader of his race, sets a pace which many ne groes in the south are likely to follow. Among others who have given views on the subject is Lieutenant Governor Cunningham, candidate for governor next year. He says that Washington was indiscreet inasmuch as he sets a bad example before his race, knowing ex actly the feeling in the south. John T. London, one of the most prom inent attorneys in Birmingham, an nounces that Washington has destroyed his usefulness in the south. Apple Fair at Asheville. Asheville, N. C. Special. At a meeting here last night of fruit growers of Western North Carolina it was decided to hold an apple fair in Asheville this fall from Sep tember 20 to October 1. Guy L. Stewart, ofAlanta. was present at the meeting and made an Interesting talk, saying that west ern North Carolina was capable of produc ing the best apples in the country, and that when the outside world knew of the possi bilities along this line the success of this section of the state was assured. The Home Merchant. "Who is the home merchant?'' asks an exchange. He is a man who helps pay for the streets on which you walk; for the school in which your children, or perhaps you, were educated, he helps to keep up the church in which you worship; he is a man who builds a homo which enhances the value of your own property; evcry sub scription paper that is passed has his name upon it: he is the only one who cannot af ford to swindle you, self-interest, if nothing else, would prevent this; he bears his share of the burden of good government, and stays with you in sunshine and darkness. Paste these facts in your hat, and then stop and consider whenever you are tempted to send away for anything kept in your own town. Southampton Democrat, Everything is in the name when it comes to Witch Hazel Salve. , E. C. DeWitt & Co., of Chicago discovered some years ago how to make a salve from Witch Haze) that is a specific for Piles. For blind, bleeding, itching and protruding Piles, eczema, cuts, burns, bruises and all ski n diseases DeWitt 's Salve has no equal. This has given rise to numerous worthless coun-terfets.- Ask for De Witts the genuine. Sold by F. V. Hunter. BRIEF PERSONAL SKETCHES. BY S. V. PICKENS. , - In this number I wi 11 give names of some of whom I know too little to at tempt any thing bat the briefest ref erence. .- -- 0 W, B. Oosten lives at Edneyville, is a farmer about 65 years old and ; has several sons and errand children. He was a Confederate soldier. W. B. Moore is an old citizen of Henderson county. . - lives on Mills River, is a farmer and merchant. Is about 70 years old, was a Confederate soldier and has several children mar ried who have children. They are democrats. Middleton lived about 1 mile east of Bowman's Bluff.. They raised a large family. Several of the sons now live in this county, they are farmers, fruit-growers etc. The old people have been dead several years. Mrs. Frank Otr is a daughter. She and Mr. Orr live a little south of Mount Folly. Robert McCaU was in Henderson county at its formation. He died long ago, a very old man. I remember well his sons, Joseph and Charles. Joseph 19 living, do not romember whether Charley is living. Thomas Gibba is about 80, lives in the Blue Ridge township, is a faimer, a merchant and periodically takes part in politics. He is a Baptist and a republican. ..." Adolphus McCrary raised a family on upper Mud Creek. He farms and trades some, is about 65 years old and adheres to republicanism. James Rhodes lived long yeara at the Fiat Rock. He never married, was in the employ of ConsuL Mul linax, Gov. Aiken and Mrs. Rhett in later years up to his death about 1890 at the age of 74. . John Forest lived many years near Mountain Page in Henderson county. Later he sold goods in Henderson vilie. He died about 20 years ago at the age of about 4S. His widow is now living in Hendersonville. They raised sever al children. Two of them, Mrs. Wil liam.. Garren and John live in Hender t6nvllle and.the others have gone ; to Dr. Wexler Smathers lived in . th?s county and town many years. He went to Asheville about 10 years ago. He Is a good dentist, fine trader and a splendid neighbor. He is a brother to our townsman, John Smathera. Tney married sisters and the doctor has a large family of boys and girls. John has two daughters now young ladies, Sadie and Mattie. There were several Youngbloods liyed on Hoeper's Creek in Hender son county. I remember the names of William and Joseph only. They were farmers and good citizens. William may be dead. E. B. Lamb is an old citizen of . the Sugar Loaf section of Henderson county. He and his wife are well known in Hendersonville. They have raised several children, are farmers and fruit growers. Mr. Lamb was a good soldier in the Southern army, is a democrat ' . The Rogers family, Newton and others live on Clear Creek. They are farmers. Several of them were good Confederate soldiers and are demo crats. There was in earlier history of Hen derson county a Mr. Vaughn living on Clear Creek long since dead. S. W. and P. W, Vaughn now living, I think, are sons of his. Both these sons were in the Southern army in the sixties. , Bane is, and has long been, a very common name in the Green River section of this county. The older Bane, whose name I do not remember, had several sons. I know Davie and Davis, do not know whether they were brothers. Cllngman, a younger man and son of David, lives on Green River. Others are living whose name I do not know. One of the name was killed by a wagon accident in this town a few years since. Alexander Bane a merchant, lives at Flat Rock There were many Bedingfields also liyed in the southern section of this county. David L., George W., E. M., G. C. and D. L. (Bob) Bedlngfleld were in the Southern army. Some of them are dead, E. M. died Oct. 5, 1861. Reubin Brock now lives in the Blue Ridge section of Henderson county, is nearing "three score and ten " Was a good soldier in the Southern army. His brother, Pack died a few years ago. He had a large family of clever, industrious girls- At the date of the formation of Hen derson county a Mr. Liverett, I do not remember his name, lived ony the south and at the base of Stony moun tain. He raised a large family. Mrs. A. R. McOarson, I think, was a daugh ter, William, Richard, Robert, John and one other, were sons of the first named Liverett. Win, married Miss Ann Anderson, had no children, both are dead. Rich is a farmer, raised' a large family and was a BoutKernjsol dier. Robert H. married Miss Wood- fin. He is a good farmer and raised a large family. - Of his children I know John, George, Mrs. Johnston and Miss Bettie, they are in this county. Robert was also in" the Confederate army. I believe nearly all of this name ad here to Methodist and democratic doctrine. John Liverett married. Miss Adda Byera, lives on Shaws Creek, raised quite a family and John is a good farmer and citizen. Ervin Near lived on the Blue Ridge, was an Englishman, very conscien tious man, died years ago at a very old- age and has - one son living. He was in the Southern army. Allen Robertson, ah old Confeder ate soldier, 11 ves near Fletcher. E. W. Wallace was in the Confeder ate army, was wounded, is a demo crat and liyed at Fletcher until re cently. B. H. West Jives in the south west part of the county, is a farmer and was wounded by a ball; in the mouth while in the Southern army, is a farm er and good citizen. O. G. and Humphrey Conner were Southern soldiers.' lived in the Bear Wallow section of Henderson county and were farmers. O. G. is dead. A. Q. Moore has been a citizen ot Henderson county since its organiza tion. He lived in Mills River town ship, ' was a farmer, raised one son whom I know. He lives in Asheville. They were Methodists (Northern) and republicans. A. Q. died very recent ly at the age of about 80. Without some help I cannot give a detailed sketch of the Underwood And Gilespie . families, liying west of the French Broad river. They are numer? ous and good people. Thomas J. was in the Southern army and was a good soldier and is a good citizen. Allen Hawkins lived long years on Shaws Creek in this county. He was in the Southern arm v. was a farmer and Methodist. He raised a large family some of whom live In thia county. Philo Hawkins, a son of Allen, is an excellent and practical farmer and good citizen, a Methodist and. i democrat. He married Miss Nancy Johnson, a daughter of N. H. Johnson and they have raised a large family of eleven children. B. Broyles lives on Shaws Creek In Henderson county. He married! a Miss Living ston. Thev raised one son and turn or three daughters, Mrs. Egerton of Brevard is one of them, the others are at home. Mr. Brovles ia nmhnhlv the most scientific farmer in Hender son count v. Richard, commonly called "Dick"- Brannon liyes on Shaws Creek, was a good soldier in the Southern army, is a farmer and about 65 years of age. Mis-Stated the Facts. Says The Hickory Times-Mercury, a populist contemporary: "Did you read Monday's Charlotte Observer? It is after Simmons with a squall. It says, he must be downed." We have no idea it intended to do so, but The Times- Mercury has mis-stated the facts; ' The Observer merely . printed ah interview or interviews of a political character, in which Senator Simmons' name occurred. ' It said nothing whatever on its own ac count. Expression of the views and purposes of this paper is to be found in its editorial, not its news colnmns. Observer. A. G. Allen's New Orleans Minstrels Coming. A genuine olct-fashioned southern min strel show by real southern darkies Allen's 'New Orleans Minstrels under canvas, Tuesday, Sept 12th. This ii the first Minstrel company in the Unised States to appear under can vas. Mr. Allen isthe originator of the idea. The interior of his tent is arrang ed with a mammoth stage and scenery the same as an opera house, but of course on a much larger scale. Owing to the large seating capacity of the tent, which is two thousand, the company is enabled to show for the extremely low price of 25 and 35 cents thus guaranteeing the largest Minstrel production In the world at the lowest price of admission, 25 and 35 cents. . STRIKES nlDDEN ftOCK. When your : ship of health strikes the hidden rocks of Consumption, Pneumonia, etc.; you are lost, if you don't get help from Dr. King's New Discovery for Can sump tion. J. w. -McKinnon, of Talladega Springs, Ala., writes: "I had been very ill with Pneumonia, under the care of two doctors, but was getting no better when I began to take Dr.. Bang's New Discoy ery. The first dose gave relief, and one bottle cured me." Sure cure for sore throat, bronchitis, coughs and colds. - Guaranteed at Justus Pharmacy, price 50c and f 1,00. 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