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SHIPMAN & OSBORNE CO. HENOERSONVILLE. N C, THURSDAY. MAY 10, 1906. VOL. XV. NO 802 t Press Comments Upon theAc tion of this Petended Con vert to Republicanism. HIS REASONS ARE NOT VALID. "A Quitter That He May Profit, to Be Despised by Roosevelt and Every Other Man in the North or South. Tana a. Quitter. State Senator Chart s F, Toms, Esq., of of Hendeisonvilie, N. C, has sent to Gov ernor R. B. Glenn bis resignation as dem ocratic representative of the people, and declares his intention to a affiliate here after, . with the republican party. Reasons for such motives are always in order, but when we consider the reasons expressed, we find the principal reason back of it purerile and are ledto believe that a hope of reward for the future is ac tually andlaltoeether the motive.1 A quitter: As long as the man lives, this approbiuua will be applied to him. A quitter for no other reason on the face of the earth thau that he. Individually, may profit. Roosevelt will despise him ami ev ry other man in the northern and south ern states. He is a politician without brains, a man who would drink and feed his family at the -public trough regardless of being a contributor. When he says that reflection has led him to do as he does, he is a craven liar. He wants Pap.- He is infinitely too lazy t read and judge for himself. He was born lazy and is a traitor to the constituency iiat has honored him. Democracy has just now all the argu ment on its side, and even President Roose-, trelt is showing his appreciation of demo- t onA Fnr enoh a man aa , this, a half nonentity, to get into the news- T tMnaM onI nnoA HarVvPu t ft A f Q t. A afl BAmiV body, is dimply rediculous. ' - Had he beeu sure of his election by dem ocrats in the approaching campaign, this letter would never have been written. Winston Journal. After fflneh Searching One Has 0een Found. There are fifty young men in Baleigh, reared in republican homes, who are dem ocrats. They are taking a course that has the approval of their judgment and they make no fuss about. One young democrat in Western North Carolina has beeu dis covered, after raking the state with a fine tooth comb, to 4 Mine the radicals, and the Subsidized News makes as great a fuss .over it as if it amounted to more votes jtlwtn the republicans will lose by the seu teoce of corrupt officials to the peniten tiary, . Mr. Toms is not the first young man who has gone to the republican party expecting that his departure would create a vacuum fie has a right to go, but why should he feel called upon to inflict the governor with dissertation of his newly, discovered views, practically the same that Marion Butler and S. Otho Wilson got off when they "jined' the gang? He could have re signed his seat in the senate without his long pronunciamento. Wouldn't it have been in better taste to resign and to have hired a hall to air his new views? Tnrned Htutem Eridenee. Senator. Turns has resigned bis seat in the state senate, which is more or less orna mental, because the present senate will probably never meet again, and takes ad vantage of the opportunity to write Gov. Gleun quite a lengthy document, setting out his reasons for leaving the democratic jparty. Of course, unless this bill of in dictment against the democratic party is pleaded to by the governor, either special ly or generally, it will be taken as con fessed, so it is up to the governor now to give any good reason he may have, why the rest of the democrats should remain in the party. Wheu Aaron Burr was leaving church on Sunday in the midst of the sermon, the preacher pointed at him and said: "I will be a witness against you at the judgment seat," whereupon Burr turned around and said; "Yes, in all my practice at the bar, 1 have noticed that the d est rascals are they who turn state's evidence." Greens boro Record. JUnat Have Ilio Nerve With Him. Mr. Chas. F. Tomt, of Heudersouvtlle, fltate senator from the 33d district, has writ ten to Gov. Gleea resigning from the sen Ate and stating, with considerable elabor Ateness, that -he has joined the republican party. We haven't read the letter. Liu is short. But we are constrained to remark In passing that while we don't Know Mr. Toms we are sure he is a gentleman of con siderable nrve. A man who can join the republican party in- North Carolina now, when leaders of factions are flying at each other's throats and charging, with much truth, that the party in this state is domi nated by cut-throats and thieves why. such a man must have his nerve with him. Statesyille Landmark, He Beuratd Weakly. The Salisbury Post, referrius: . to the change of political base by Senator Chas. F. Terns, of Henderson, grants that he is exercising a natural right and has "no quarrel with him," but "would have felt better about it if he had not been quite so weak in the reasons he assigus for his apostasy." Apostacy is not a pretty word, but The Post's point is well taken. Mr. Toms has a perfect right to change his political affiliations but when he came to tell why he did so he reasoned weakly. If he could not have improved on the ex planation he would better have left it off. Charlotte Observer. t Which Factiea Did He Jain? Now that Mr. Toms has decided to leave the democratic party his former political associates are curious to know whether he will jolp the Marion Butler or the Black-1 burn wing of the republican party. He made no reference to that phase of the mat ter in his letter of notification to the gov ernor of his groin? over to the inemv. W. Messenger. Qaeer Pracmi ef Reaaealag. A man who joius the republican. party in North , Carolina with the idea of escaping rom factional fights employs a queer pro cess of reasoning, to say the least. If any party was ever torn up by factional dis cords to a greater extent than the republi can party in Nrrth Carolina today we would like to know when and where it was. Winston Sentinel. Mean ding the GawGawi. The republicans are soundiug the gaw gaws and beating the tom-toms over the accession of Mr. Toms totheir ranks. t W4 like, to see' the republicans enjoy them selves occasionally. We have no doubt they will give him a front seat, with a big slice of pie. Ouiham Sun. Can Qet Aleag Wftheaf Him. If State Senator Louis, of Henderson county, wants to leave the democratic par ty and join the republicans it is his own af fair. No doubt the former will be able to get along without hinuGreenville Re-flector- Jut Watch Hint. Senator Toms, formerly a democrat of this state, has gone to the republicans. He has written a letter in which he sajs that the democratic party is wrong. Just watch him when the republican offices are handed out.-Clarkton Express. Gains Lick Bath Wing a. Some of the democrats are worry log themselves over which wing of the repub lican party Mr. Toms will fly with. What's the use? He's gone over and his affiliations do not disturb us in the least. We are going to lick both wings, anyway. Durham Herald. Waited Until it was Dry. In the eyes of some men the chief 6in committed by Mr. Toms consisted in resigning an office. Daily Industrial News, Republican. But Mr. Toms waited until the office went dry before' resigning! Shelby Star. A Uaad Riddance. If Mr. Toms had the i,?ea that the infor mation of his withdrawal from the demo cratic party would cause Governor Glenn to order a dose of laudanum he was fadly in error. On the contrary the governor just gave him one of those -Good rid dance" smiles and drove on. Charlotte News. There was Request. The governor's letter to Mr. Toms must have been somewhat diappointiog for he told the young senator "That owing to the circumstances" he would gladly excuse him." There didn't seem to be a bit of re gret crouched in his answer either.- Char lotte News. ' Will Seise Then, by the Fareleck. If young Mr. Toms is as wise as some of the republicans now think him to be he will seize time by the forelock and safe for piece of radical pie, now the while "Prodigal's return" love feast is in pro gress. Charlotte News. What Plant la He After? VNo future in democracy," intimates .e Charles T. Toms What particular lum on the republican tree has Alosiear harles in view? Ashe ville Citizen. JOHN RUSSELL GOES OVER; Tired of the Party That Has Not Given Him a County Office, But Says Toms Letter r Did the Work. J. N. Russell announces his conver sion to republicanism. He is reported to have been at the anxious seat for sev years past. Even two years-ago he made a quiec canvass among1 some of the lead ing republicans in order to ascertain whether he might receive the republic can nomination for sheriff. Four years ago he worked for Moody for Congress. Mr. Russell is very anxious to bosher? iff of Henderson county and has little choice as to which party elects him.; We hope that the republicans will treat our retiring brother according to bis deserts.. He is a brave man to repudi ate all that he has done and said and stood for in a long life, and to .embrace republicanism with all it means in North Carolina. He announces that -Charlie's letter conyinced him of the error of his life. He was easily convinced. Is Isa great pity he could not take it all back and uve nis me over again, let us look a V a a little further into this Russell affair. The following letters tell - their own story; Fletcher, N. C, Dec 4, 1904. .Mr. M. L. Shipman, Raleigh, N. C: uear iriena i would like to seen you before you left H ville but the morning after Election I drew by coat and went0 over 300 lineal et, or nearly 7,000 to work and has bten after It ever since 1 have not been at H ville yet it looks I4580 fe9t its ballroom, 45x60 feet, de lik HendArannviliA Tnrnhin and Mm I Hghtfully cool in summer and steam- River went back on us If tbev had done as well as Clear Creek Edneyvllle and Hoopers Creek we would have beaten them buc however we can only look to the near future but the bigger they beat me the stronger it makes me a democrat , but I hope to live to see anothef Election so If we can get the right man for. tax collector (Mr. Russell was a candidate for the office of Tax Collector Editor) and get the Aus tralian ballot I think that we will' lick tnem w well M. L. If you can get me a good Job this winter I will accept of it and will sure remember you for it will there be any Job that I can do in the Legislator that will pay me Hoping you good success in your change but sorry to loose you yours Truly J N Russell THE SECOND LETTER. Fletcher N. O. Jan 24 1905. Mr. M. L. Shipman Raleigh N. C. Dear friend I kindly want you to look after Mr. C. F Toms in regard to Tax collector's matter it is rumored through the country that he is in faver of a re peal of the act which I hardly think he could be as I think and many others do is the only chance to get the County W-x a w a . a Democratic, w nen the matter comes before the committee see that it is killed in the committee room; it seems quite strange to me that some who profess to be good Democrats signed Rbods peti- tion (Mr. Russell then wanted to be tax; ii pji. collector Editor.) be sure and have Bery Hill appointed Justice of the peace Write soon and give me all the news - Yours Truly J N Russell, This is, indeed, strange reading when compared with Mr. Russell's recent pro duction, evidently prepared by the in dividual he asked Mr. Shipman to watch during the session of the legislature. He wanted Mr. Toms to have a puardian a iua,L lime ana mayoe ne tninks so still and has gone over to the radicals to A. A. 1 A. A. t 1 1 .a a look after him, knowing that Charlie Frenchie is out of Shipman's reach now. Verily we have fallen upon strange times and some people are not what they saem. n ' It pours tte oil of life Into your system. It warms you up and starts the life blood circulating. That's what Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea does. 3 cents, Tea or Tab lets. Justus' Pharmacy. For Sale at Auction. At Hotel Gates, Friday the llth, at 10 a-m., a large lot of floor mattintrs, carpets,, furniture, odds and ends of all kinds, window sash frames, and build- ing material, C. E. Brooks is attending the oranfl lodge meeting of Odd Fellows at Golds- boro. J. D. Dermid has charge of the tax -collector's tffice at the Court house I n me aosenceoi Mr. Krooks. TWE, MOHTISE Mr. A. A. Gates, Proprietor The Hotel Gates, in which every man, woman and child of Hendersonville feels a personal pride, is bound to be one of the foremost factors in bringing this town to the attention of tourists of the north and the south. Mr. A. A. Gates, a man of Ion? hotel experience, who has been manager for the widely known Mansion House for the past twenty years, is one who believes in .advertis- ' i insr on a l&rire sraJa. and hn will Bta.pt. I immediately to let people of this country - r . "i I know that nowhere in the sorth is there a citv possessing more advantages for the health seeker, the seeker after pleasure, or the sight-seer, then right here in Beautiful Hendersonville. And whtn people come, the Hotel Gates is prepared to offer them accom - modation8, in winter as well as in sum- mer that are second to none found any where. This fine hotel, with its wide verandas 8Juare eet 118 beautiful ainlng room, I beated in winter,. will be operated as an Nl-the-year hotel, as is Battery Park and Kenilworth Inn. Here are a few interesting figures and facts connected with the Hotel Gates: There are 138 sleeping rooms. There are 30 rooms connected .with IHthSi and more rooms will be connect ed in the fall. Every room has a telephone. The telephone exchange and its oper ator will be in main lobby. The guests may telephone from their room to any city reached by the Bell P60? The Hotel Gates is five stories high. with an enormous basement. Floor space is nearly 200,000 square feet. . . The verandas are 300 feet long and 20 feet wide. The dining room is 45x60 feet. The ballroom 45x60 feet. The main lobby 50x50 feet. N The guests writing room 28x30 feet. The parlor 25x40 feet. There are over 700 electric lights. The basement is fitted up with four modem sample rooms for traveling men, with entrance from both inside and out side the hotel. There are many finely equipped lava tories and bath rooms in basement. The dining room will seat over 300 people at one time. There is an enormous lobby on each floor. The carpets used are the finest Wilton i . , , , Velvet, Axminster and Body Brussels, , elevator is fully equipped with modern safety devices, so that an accident is impossible. The Galivan Construction Co. of Greenville had the contract for the work, and W. M. Keller, superintend ent of construction is to be congratu lated upon the thorough manner in which he has supervised the work. The result is a testimonial to thfi energy and pains-taking interest Mr. Keller has bestowed upon the work. M. Rich Bros. Co., of Atlanta, furn ished the carpets, over six competitors. The Barr Hardware Co., of Green ville, installed the steam heating ap paratus, with Mr. J. M. Kussell aa their representative here. R. S. Smith, of Asheville, is the ar chitect. J. W. Mclntyre. of Hendersonville, installed the plumbing. The murescoing was done by the firm of Grimes Bros., a well known local concern. . The painting, both interior and ex terior was done by W. A. Garren, and s a testimonial of his ability. The Hotel Gates, with its . bright red roor lts nunareas OI wmaows, its many Pmtea ?aDle8 ana PeaM, is a prorat nent object in Hendersonville. The cupalo 30 feet above the roof, and reacnea by means oi tne electric eieva- tor, affords one of the fipest views of 0 na 8Cenerv w 06 any wnere. When the guest enters the grand lob- v., with its hisrhlv nolished floor, its ' w w . aa . .. m a. r Scores of lights, its beautiful leather covered mission furniture, he is enter ing a modarn hotel in the fullest sense of the word, where his every comfort and wish will be observed by a corps of trained servants, with a management back or them which knows how a hotel should be run. The grand lobby will present a most pleasing appearance, with its handsome furniture, the wood-work enameled white with the walls a delicate tint. mi . I 100 guests waiting room and parlor , DO?n nave hanasome fireplaces, and are finely furnished with mission furniture. lne 06(1 rms are all outside rooms, are well furnished. A most enjoyabla feature will be the ' musio furnished by the Belding Orcb.es- tra wno nave created such a favorable impression by their work at Kennel worth Inn, Asheville, during the past winter. J. B. Seawell and spn, John F. Sea well, brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Gates, have purchased the laundry and ice plant formerly owned by Jesse J. Beale, and will operate it in a strictly nodern manner. Th9 plant will also include a Cold storage plant which will be highly appreciated by the resorts near this city. This laundry and ice business is more than a local concern; but will reach out into territory far outside of , this . city, for business, and will be highly appre ciated by the guests of the hotel. In fact, the Hotel Gates will compare, in the building itself, its appointments, its furniture, its management and its service, with that of any hotel in the country, and Henderson ville is now able to offer hotel accommodations, in winter as well as in summer, that will compare with those 'offered by any ' city in the country. Mr. Gates has about made arrange ments with the Claude Brown Company to furnish a high-class livery service to the Hotel Gates. This well known com pany, whose great barns are within sight of the Hotel Gates, has purchased probably the finest hotel bus outside of New York City in which to convey the' hotel guests to and from the depot, and in fact, its service will be on a par with the rest offered by the Hotel Gates, which is simply the best. ' The Hotel Gates will open June 1st. On June 15th will occur the grand opening, when the citizens of Hender sonville will be invited to call and in spect the hotel. , Mr. Gates will have a special car from Greenville, for his friends there, and many well known people from Asheville and other towns will be present on that occasion. ' Our Labor Unions. The information given out at the last Board of Trade meeting about so much labor . being donated absolutely free to the new hospital, prompted W. A. Smith to get on his feet and ask "What about this little town of ours, gentle men?" Yes, indeed, what about it." The ladies of the Hospital Association, unaided, have secured donations of land, rock, and labor and are by no means through. -, The labor unions are deserving of the very highest praise for their offers. The masons will lay the foundations, the carpenters will build the house, all without a cent of compensation. The rock has been donated," and will proba bly be brought to the hospital lot free of charge. The ladies are now looking after the actual building material, when they: will go ahead and we will then have a hospital in reality. Dr. : Kirk has had the plans drawn up, at his own expense, and ; when arrangements have been made' for the lumber, building opera tions will commence. Why take a dozen things to cure that cough? Kennedy's Laxative, Honey and Tar allays the congestion, steps that tick ling, drives the cold. out through your bowels. Bold by F. V. Hunter. : For, Corporation Commissioner. To the People of North Carolina: I hereby announce myself a candidate fur the nomination as Corporation Com missioner by the State Democratic Con-, vention. - - I pledge myself, if nominated, to do all in my power to establish: 1st. Passenger fares at two cents per mile. 2nd. A reduction of freight rates to a point which" will leave the railroads fair and reasonable dividends' on the actual value only of their property, af ter excluding .watered stock and bonds and exhorbitant salaries. ' ; 3rd. Taxation of railroads upon the same valuation unon which thnv an entitled toarn dividends. I respectfully ask the support of . all who favor these reforms in the interest ' of the public Jacob a. Long. Graham, N. C, April 21, 1906. Have you pains in the back, inflamma tion of any kind, rheumatism, .fainting ipells, indigestion or constipation. Hollis ter's Rocky Mountain Tea makes you well,' keeps you well. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets. Justus Pharmacy. 8ee that your druggist gives you no imi tation when you ask for Kennedy's Laxa tive Hone and Tar, the original Laxative cough synw. Sold by P. V. Hunter. . Congressional Convention. Notice is hereby given that a conven tion of the democratic party of the Tenth congressional district will beheld in the city of Asheville at 10 o'clock a.m!, on Saturday, June 30th, for the Duroose of - .- a. ' noBuinating a democratic candidate to . represent said district in the 60th con gress, to elect an executive committee and .transact such other business as may be properly brought before it. Thovarious counties of the district will hold their primaries and conven tions in accordance with the democratic plan of organization to elect delegates' to the district convention. Each countv will be entitled to one vote in the con gressional convention for each fifty votes cast in the last election for the demo cratic candidate for governor and one additional vote for fractions of, twenty-. five. . . ... . ; . ... . It is earnestly desired that each coun ty in the district shall be fully repre sented in the convention. By order of the democratic executive committee. Respectfully, M. L. Shihman, Ch'mn. ' B. H. KiBKPATXtxCK, Sec'y- Asheville Citizen. Bad a CleeeCall. "A dangerous surgical operation involv ing the removal of a malignant ulcer, as urge as my hand, front my daughter's hip. was preveuted by the application of Buck- en's Arnica Salve," says A. C. Stlckel, of Miletus. W. Va, "Persistent use of the Salve completely cured it." Cures Cuts, Burns and injuries. 25c at The Justus Pharmacy. . Congressional Committee Meets.. The democratic congressional execu tive committee of Tenth congressional district, in pursuance of the call of Hon. Mf L. Shipman. chairman, met in the office of Hon. Marcus Erwin, at Ashe ville,1 at 1:30 o'clock, May 5thi On roll call of the counties of the district all were present either in person or by proxy. After organization, M. L. Shipman in the chair, B. H. Klrkpatrick secretary. The chairman stated the purpose of the meeting was to fix the time and place 'or holding the congressional conven tion for the purpose of nominating the democratic candidate for congress for the coming election. On motion of Hon. O. Mills, Ashe ville was fixed as the place. On motion of B. H. Kirkpatrick June 30 was fixed as the date, conven tion to assemble at 10 o'clock a. m. It it therefore ordered that the county chairmen of each county in the district will hold their county primaries or con ventions as they may decide upon, con- orming with the plan of organization and elect delegates to this convention' each county entitled to one electoral vote for each fifty popular votes cast for the democratic candidate for gov ernor in the 1904 .election and one elec toral vote for every fraction of said fifty votes over 25 votes. This May 5th, 1906. ..... M. L. 8hipman, Ch'n Ex. Com, B. H. Kirkpatrick, Sec'y . -e- A torpid, inactive liver can produce more bodily ill than almost anything else. It is. good to clean the system out occasionally Stir the liver, up," and get into shape gener ally. The best results are derived from the use of De Witt's Little Early Risers.. Reliable, effective, pleasant pills with a reputation. Never gripe. Sold by P. V. Hunter - '