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rr n 3 mm SH1PMAN & OSBORNE CO. HENDERSONVILLE. N. 0.. THURSDAY. MAY 17, 1906. VOL. XV. .K0 31 -f us i ; l-. . 1 t Unfair nd Unlawful freight A Bar to the Growth of this City. Steps now being taken to Remedy the Evil. 3v ,i The Hustler Engages Legal Talent to Try and Secure Justice Henderson vllle and its merchants hare long suffered from unfair and many think unlawful freight rates. The Board of Trade has had a committee at work on this proposition for some time past There has, we believe, been some cor respondenca on the subject between the Southern Railway and different indi viduals of this city on the matter. Mr. C. E. Wilson, while on his northern trip I recently, called on Mr. Greene, the head of the freight traffic department of the Southern Railway. He was very cour teously received by that gentleman, who admitted that the rates In many instances were unfair, and who promised to send a man here to investigate the situation. The investigator has not as yet shown up As a matter of fact, it is not at all likely any relief from the extortionate rates charged will be given so long as promises will keep the merchants quiet, Hendersonville is an ideal jobbing point. Conditions are just right here for a' great business along that line. The town will never grow to a city un less we are treated as fairly in freight rates as is Asheville, for instance. Now, on all first-class freight, we pay 16 cents a hundrel more than Asheville from points in Virginia and eastern points. We pay 21 cents a hundred on first class freight from western points, m re than Asheville. We pay 11 cents a hn dred more than Asheville on Tennessee points. The Hustler, the Board of Trade and the merchants of this city are deter mined that no unjust rate discrimination shall any longer prey ail. ! - j t It - I 5 r T' U! Li VA ft I V A 1 I 1 L I I I I I f I 1 III f I I I I I I t I III 1 II II I . That s AH we have to say to make A Sale Steel and Rjbber Tire Ask "IT- 1 r' -) t'-i - If the present correspondence results only in fair promises, The Hustler h8f ngjigHd that eminent attorney, Mr, Mcl. Ray. to see what can he accomplished through virtue of law. i This paper has the interest, of the citizens of Hendersouville at heart, and no pains and expense will be spared, to have the rates made what we are en titled to. . . 1 It means that the future of Hender sonville is at stake. No factories of any kind may be expected to locate here un til we have fair and quitable rates Below we publish a letter received by the Hendersonville Wholesale Grocery Company, which explains itself. It is only one of many such: Bed ford , Pa. , A pri I 23, 1906. Hendersonville Wholesale Grocery Co., Hendersonville, N. C. Dear Sirs: I have yours of the 21st at hand and appreciate very much your letter, and also appreciate the fact that you want Fort Bed fords. I would like you to bear in mind the fact that it hurts me that I am not able to supply you as) in the past, but you of course will ac knowledge that .the freight rates are nimplv outlandish to your point. They are high to Asheville, but they are ex ceptionally hitrh for the short additional haul to yourity. - We cau ship trooils three . hundred miles evond vou fo consider ibly less money, and it strikes me that ue inter state commerce law should have some thing to do with a proposition of that kind. I hope that you will be success ful in securing better rates, but X really doubt it I am going to make you a shipment, as requested, of Fort Bedford P-nuts in this instance, but I will not be able to make the same before Wednesday, or possibly Thursday, f 'his week we are sirop'y swampt-d with orders for this bran-1. Yours very truly, ' H. C. Heckekman. Why lake a d- zen things to cure that cough? Kennedy's Laxative Hney and Tar allays the o ngestiou. stops that tick ling, drives tbe cold out through your bowels. Sold by F. V. Hunter. . Bill Miller 1 & Mi HYP W I u i 1 1 II 111!' Villi ill : r ; ' V m ' 'V;'i?4 : IP li FOR BLY BROS. Hendersonville, N. C. g ; Sir ; ibf 11 1 I : 1 . : I O - Arrived A M POPULARITY OF HOH. - W. T. CRAWFORD Prominent Asheyille Democrat Would return to "Cut" and "Come" Contest, With Hay- . wood Statesman "as Leader. " REVIEWS CRAWFORDS liT : CONTESTS J. P. Kerr. Former Editor of th t Citizen and Ex-Postmaster o Asheville, ' Tells why the '-Tenth District Democracy Should Name Its Gallant Defender in . Fprrher Battles to Lead the Fight this Year. . ' . Editor The Citizen: The rallying point of the Democracy in this mountain seoiion in the future must l about the congressional candidate. It will not do to rely any longer upon deriving inspiration and enthusiasm (rom the gubernatorial aud presidential candidates. When the Democrats nominate a governor now the only question is the size of his majority. There can be uo contest. His election is a foregone conclusion. The same is true as to the presidency. ' The nominee of the Democratic convention wiU always receive North Carolina's electors vote. Hence I say the congressional figh must furnish the battle that will keep our party lines distinctly drawii and create the enthusiasm that will I nsure full votes in all the counties of the west. Our mountain people love a struggle, and they will not enthuse over a mau who is not a fighter. In the days of Clingmao and Vance they learned to love the cut and come contests on the stump in joiut campaigns, and no man can arouse our people, who is either afraid or incapable of. holding his own against all c mers on tbe hustings. J. C. Pri te hard pos essed the courage and the ability to do this, and to this fact I believe is attributable the origin of the bold he has always bad upon his party inthis section of Jhe state. I do not believe, the ablest statesman in the Deinicratic party in the nation today could carry and hold the tenth district unless be could successfully meet any opponent that might be pitted against how he tested his Mock i i1 v n il him in the campaigns. . Therefore, 1 ihink it is extremely important that we nominate the best campaigner from among the gentle men seeking congressional honor, this year. And I am persuaded . that no man at all familiar with the candidates has any. doubts shout W. T. Crawford being that man. I would by no means understimate either Mr. Crawford's ability as a statesman or his character as a man, but I am convinced that to his unusual power as a campaigner Is traceable his strong . hold upon the rank and file of the Democratic party in these mountains. It fcas been Crawford's speeches that have caused him to lead his ticket in every campaign in which he has been a candidate. It was his speeches that enabled him to defeat H. G. Ewartin 1890 by 1000 votes, when Capt. T. D. Johnston one of tb best men the west ever produced, had gone dowi under 600 majority two years before. It was his speeches tbat caused him to triumph over J. Ci Pri t chard in 1892 by 1,500 votes after one of the most bril liant canvasses ever known in the district. It was his bugle calls from the stump that nlmost held the district in line in 1894, when. Richmond Pearson defeated him by only 134 majority. This was the year when the Republican cyclone bit tbe county aud the Democrats lost 150 members iu the lower ..house of congress, aud when in North Carolina we pulled only one congress man out of the wreck. This was the year when banks were bleating daily and it looked as if the political and commercial day of judgment had arrived. In . 1896 Richmond Pearson had defeated J. 8. Adams by 1,806 votes, yet in 1898 Mr. Crawford defeated Pearsou in the district by 235 votes, but the Republican congress gave Parson the seat by a majority of ore. In 1900 J. M. Moody defeated Crawford by mjirity of 2,084 votes. This was tbe Constitutional Amendment year. That proposition had been voted on in August preceding the Congressional election, and in tbe oouuties composing the district tbe amendment had been defeated by 3.000 votes. In this August election the fight for governor had also been made and lost, so far as this district was concerned, aud Mr. Crawford started his campaign with these crushing defeats to overc 'me, and he would nave been more than nuiuan bad be suc ceeded, especial' j when it is remembered that the party was also torn asunder dur iug his campaign by the injection into the tight of the senatorial primary. B..t the vote Mr. tJrawford received tuat year has never been equalled since by any Deru cratic candidate for congress. Between this fight and the time when J. M. Gudger, Jr., became the party's candidate in the district Madison county wiib a Republican majority of 1.000, had been taken off the district and according to the census of 1900, 4.360 negroes in the district as now com posed had been disfranchised by the amendment, thus starting Mr, Gudger in his first fight with approximately 3,000 majority upon the basis of the Crawford and bloody yote of 1900. In 1902 Gudger received 5,238 votes less ttpm Crawford re ceived in 1900, ir the same counties, and iu 1904 Mr. Gudger received 1,384 votes les than were casf for Crawford . in 1900. Mr. Gudges's victories' have been because tbe Republican . votes were less and not because the Democratic votes were more. As indicating Mr. Crawford's strength in Buncombe county, it may be said tbat he carried tbe county in 1894; by 74 majority, when practically every Republican candi date for a county office was elected. In 1892 Gudger's vote in Buncombe was 786 less than that cast: for Crawford in 1900, and in 1904 Gudger received 500 votes less in Buncombe than Crawford received in 1900. ; ' ' . The foregoing facts will show the reason ableness of the claim being made by Mr. Crawford's friends tbat he is the strongest man tbe Democrats can nominate for con gress this year in this district. ; But justice requires that it should be said that Mr. Crawford's reputation is not con fined to this district. " His abihty, hia in" tegrity and his wisdom in things political are recognized throughout the entire state. Those who were present at the Democratic state convention at Greensboro . in 1902 were given a practical illustration, not only of his great powers as a speaker, but of his wisdom, grit and manly bearing in a time of stress. The senatorial primary of 1900 had torn the party throughout the state in a way that wa3 without a precedent, and there was a feeling that it 'should not be perpetuated, but there was scarcely a man who could be gotten to raise his voice again sY it. The committee of the conven tion made a report favoring its continuance. Mr. Crawford submitted a minority report, took the platform, and starting out amid the greatest confusion, soon had the body witb him and succeedeed in parsing the minority report by 100 majority. This was one of the most notable displays of the power of an indvidual man over a political assembly known in the modern history of this state. ' Aad iu congress Mr. Crawford .was re cognized as one of the best posted, one of tbe readiest debaters and -one of the hardest fighters in the ranks of bis party. And tbe nomination of VV. T. Craw l ord for congress this year will 4 mean tbe strengthening of the democratic local ticket in every one of the counties com posing this district. Instead of diminish ing democratic votes, his candidacy will mean increasing democratic votes. Instead of waning interest, his candidacy will mean greatly in creased enthusiasm in every ec tion of the district. I have no unkind word to utter against any of the gentlemen who aspire to this nomination. Each of them is my per- nal. friend. But I believe that man Hill Runaboit should be nominated who will dp most to build up and strengthen the demo cratic party, and I sincerely believe that that man is W. T. Crawford; of Hay-. wood countyt and I have simply pointed to his record as an evidence of the ac curacy of my position. -a John P. Kerb. Mr. U. G; Rtaton has come to Hender sonville to take the management of , the Hendersonville- Mercantile - Co. Mr. Jackson , will assume his new duties as postmaster oh, the first of June. ' Announcement "l am now located at Greystone, the Twy ford place on the Flat Rock , road, for the purpose of practicing medicine, -and hereby offer my professional sr. vices to ; the people of Hendersonville and surrounding country. Phone No 176. Office with Dr. Egerton from 10 to 11 a.m.. Respectfully, " jj. Steven Brown', M. D. Fresh Fish. The Wilson Mercan-. tile Co., will have the finest fresh fish, trout and others, on sale each Tuesday and Friday. Leave your " orders ahead of time. Boarding House for rent., 10 bed rooms, furnished throughout. Fine vegetable garden, all kinds of fruit, 2 good milch cows, 1 1-2. miles from town. Well located, character of house etab- lished: :. Apply to J. M. Waldrop & Son. NOTICE OF ItAND SAIjE By virtue of the power contained in a mort gage deed executed to D. R. Chewning on the 30th day of April, 1904, by A. C, Peacock and wife, Julia E. Peacock, I will offer for sale at the court honse door in Hendersonvflle, on tbe llth day of June, 1906. to the highest bidder for cash, within the legal hours of sale, the follow ing described pieces or parcels of property lying and being in the town of Hendersonville, Hen derson county. North Carolina, and more fully described as follows, viz: '.. Lot number one, known as the Elias Bradley lot, beginning at a stake in College street, the northwest corner of lot number 3 and runs north 2i degrees, west 15 poles to a stake; thence south 79 degrees, west 12 poles to a stake; thence south 24 degrees east 15 poles to a stake in Cellege Rt. ; thence north 7ft degrees east 12 poles to the be ginning, containg one acre. Lot number 2, beginning on a stake the north west corner of the Elias Bradley lot in J.G. Grant's line and runs south 74 degrees, west with Grant's line 75 feet to a stake at Tatum's corner; thence south 20 degrees, east 240 feet to a stake at College stseet; thence north 78 degrees east 185 feet to a stake at said Bradley's line: thence north 2 1-2 degrees. west 240 feet to the beginning. The above mortgage deed was executed in or der to secure a certain debt therein mentioned, with conditions of sale upon failure of the grants orstopay the said debt when due,. The said debt having fallen due and failure having been made to make said payment according to the con ditions in said mortgage the said land conveyed in the said mortgage will be sold on the date -above specified in order to pay said debt. This May 11th. 1906 . D. R. CHEWNINC, Mortgagee. Per MjcO. RAT, Attorney. -.....,."