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MndFsbnvi.lle TTKirsd&y, October 4!tH &CO. . r 1 HENDERSON VILLIS.N.C., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 20 1906. SHIPMAN & OSBORN VOL. XV. NO 89 A T J o m SMSXc Britt and Israel Both Prefer Him to Each Other, so there is no Special Opposition to his Can dicacy. ROLLIH S-BLACKBURN FIGHT Democratic Candidate Brings Daily New Bills of Indictment Against Republican Organization Crowd in North Carolina. Fallacy of Mr. Britt' s'Tariff-Argument. "MnnPHV fint.. 14 Th ( Vincr rfissi on - al candidates are here today. That is some of them are. Mr. Israel, socialist candidate, has temporarily removed himself from the political equation, he having gone to Waynesville yesterday. Mr. Israel will however, return to the fray when the candidates strike Bun combe, because they have agreed to give him some time there since the so- . cialists have an organization in that s county. 'Mr. Crawford who started the ball to rolling today, seldom fails to bring an indictment against the republican or ganization in North Carolina. He reads what theTar Heel said of the Adams people, and then what Secretary Taft said of the whole crowd. He says that the republicans have only members in congress from the southern states and that the office holding crowd in this state did their utmost to put one of these, Mr. Blackburn, in the peniten tiary; and that they were aided in this undertaking by Mr. Britt. He says he .supposes that Mr. Britt sympathized with the Adams faction, since he him self was one of the "ins,' and that he was not aware of the fact that Mr. Britt bad license to practice law untill the Hoi ton crowd drafted him to assist in nrosecutiner the only republican con-. pressman TrFthe aiAte7"aad'tBe"ov:tyTC)e they will ever have for years to come. Mr. Crawford has entered the field of prophecy. He says his majority will be 2,300, and that he would make it an even 3,009, but for the fact that he likes his republicau opponent personally, and he does not care to inflict upon him unnecessary humiliation. Mr. Israel he says would vote for him before he would for Britt, and Britt would vote for him before he would for Israel, and therefore, there is no special opposition to his election He will go to congress and Mr. Britt will return to the revenue service, where a berth awaits him, and all will be well. At first Mr. Britt had declined to run for congress, and it had been anounced that Mr. .Williams of Henderson would be the man. Nobody seemed to want the nomination much, but when the convention was held it was found that Mr. Britt, who had bal ked on taking the nomination, encount ered, no opposition. Be had asked Colonel Lusk, the old war horse in Buncombe, about the republican situa tion, and the Colonel had told him that the Lord would provide a sacrifice in due time. "And so.'' continued Mr. Crawford, we have the sacrifice in this nice young man who ought to be teaching school in Mitchell county, that be ing a better avocation than holding revenue jobs and running for congress when there is no hope for election." Mr. Hmwfnrd. in tfillinfr of the monev that has been used by republicans in previous campaigns, alluded to the check which Cornelius N. Bliss, secre tary of the republican national commit tee, received from one of the life insur ance companies, which amount he said had been stolen, and Chairman Cortel you had never returned these stolen funds. , He showed a fac-iimile of the check which Bliss received, as reproduced in the Gazette-News. Mr. Crawford has frequently alluded to the Gazette-News as anjexcellent paper, a paper, he says, THE POP VLC made this year. The interior has been entirely renovated, and mine host Hewitt looks forward to a busy and prosperous winter season. RftfflF that san be relied upon to give the news accurately, and in a sprit of fairness, ttithotti regard to partizan polities. Sincethe tariff argument of Mr. Britt has-been published at length re ference shpuid be made to the points advanced by the democratic candidate on this imtortant issue. Along the Murphy brach of the Southern are numerous tarkeries, and tanic acid plants. It is claimed that owing to the high triff maintained on hides, in spite of the opposition of the republicans of Massachusetts ana. elsewhere, who fa vor tariff revisions the price of shoes has materially increaed in the oast twel ve "months. Thi tariff benefits no one, it is claimed, but the millionaire packers of the west, who at all times have a corner on they hide market. This tariff, Mr. Crawford contends, isl a most insideous form ofFederal taxa tion. He uses this illustration: There are farmers, say in Swain county, who do not raise all the corn they must have for food. There are some who d r ie ftrwiTh forthenase ves, and are able tu sell some Vf their superfluous crops to their neighbors. Suppose the legislature of North Caro lina should impose a duty of 2per cent on every bushel of corn shipped across the county -lines. Then the merchants of the county, when thej found their supply of corn running low, would go to some of the big corn centers of the west for corn in carload lots. If corn was 5u cents a bushel the tariff would add another 25 cents and then with the profit that must be add ed to the whole, the corn would at leest come to 85 cents and this the con sumer would have have to pay, because the price would be g jverned by the general market, with thi tarifl added; and the local farmers, who had corn to sell, would fix their prices accordingly whether or not they had to pay a tariff. Of course the attempt, to a thing of this kind wouldThfing dn "t bell ion ,"says Mr. Crawford, but nevertheless the peo ple are just as effectively and as system atically being taxed on the necessaries of life, such as clothing. For instance, there is a tariff of 12 cents on unwashed wool, which is multiplied four times in the fiaished product, making, as is shown by the Dingley law itself, 48 cents on each pound in a suit. Assuming that each suit will weigh five pounds, there is a wool tax of $2.40 on a suit. If the original cost of a suit is $6, then, in addition to the wool tax, there is an ad valorum tax of 60 per cent., giving an additional $3.60, which, added to the $2 40 wool tax, or tariff makes $6. Every customs officer i a tax collector, and when the imported clothing arrives in New York Harbor, the price of a suit of clothes made in England or Scotland is doubled and by the time the profit of the wholesale and retail mer. chants is added the American citizens pay $15 for a $6 suit of clothes. In the meantime there is a tariff of only 20 cents on wheat, and this does no good as the United States exports rather than imports wheat. And the man who reaps most of the advantage from this enormous tariff on ready made clothing is the highly protected manufacturer of the east, who has millions invested while neither the man who must wear clothes nor the small merchant, profits anything. Whereupon Mr. Britt admits that he is a "standpatter" and says that the protection afforded the American man ufacturer enables him to pay higher wages than is received by laborers else where. And Mr. Crawford replies that the laborer is not receiving his just share of the profit and that it is the manufacturer, and not the laborer, who is getting richer, and who is able to dictate prices and contribute to the cor ruption fund of political parties that will maintain legislation that will con serve their illegitimate interests. Ga- zette-News. . ' ' -- 3LV BRIDGE Iftf THE new Blue Ridge Inn has had the most prosperous summer season in its history This hotel, under the able manage ment of Mr. Wm . C. Hewitt, is known favorably to the traveling public of many states. The immense porch, shown in the illus tration, with its scores of electric lights, is but one of manvimprovements CRAWFORD THE AGGRESSOR. Going After His Opponent Who I Appears Clearly on the Defensive. ; Asheville, N. C, 8epL 11. The Craw-ford-Britt joint congressional campaign is arousing the people of tne Tenth district. ; The candidates spoke at Andrews today. According to a dispatch from there Mr. Crawford has Britt on the defensive. He is giving his republican opponent hard nuts ( to crack. Crawford is charging Britt t with being in sympathy with the Butler-Adams-Rollins combination. Britt is busy denying Crawford's Intimation that ' there's a string to Britt's Imagination as a revenue officer. E. R. Israel, the socialist candidate, has been denied a division of time. At Rob binaville Israel was told that he might have his say when the candidates reached Asheville. Both Crawford aad Britt said they had mutually agreed that it would not be practicable to divide time with the socialist candidate owing tQ the fact that they had to move from. one place to an other, and as long as they were in the western counties would haye to make some very close connection in order to keep appointments. . . In speaking of the inception of the trouble bet wee the republican factions In this state, Mr, Crawford Is telling the peo ple that "Son" Rollins was determined to make "Pap" Rolling postmaster at Ashe yille again, and that this threw the fat in the fire because all the little and big fed eral office-holders feel that they must have third terms. Ho said that the republican national committee under Sir. Cortelyou, Vad stolen the funds of the insurance com pKniej and had failed to return any of the atolen goods. Asheville Special to Ra leigV News and Observer. ISRAEL SCORES A HIT. Goes After Britt's Prosperity Clams with Both Feet, Asheville, N. C, sVpt. -12.J. J. Britt toe republican nominee for eongtmm fronrfeeaehed the Tenth District made arrangements for Mr. Ben bow, of Macon county, "to meet Mr. Crawford, the democratic congress ional candidate at Almond, in Swain coun ty, today. Mr. Benbow, however, jumped the game and Mr. Israel, the so cialist congressional candidate, who has been endeavoring all the week to get a chance to say a word, fllle4 in the time. Mr. Britt, thought it would never do for Secretary Shaw to visit Asieville and the republican congressional candidate not be present, so he jumped the joint campaign yesterday and came here last night to wel come Mr. Shaw. . In his speech at Almond today the so cialist candidate took a fall out of Britt's prosperity argument by declaring that there are in New York 60,000 children who were in school, bat too hungry to learn their lessons, while the millionaires of that city spend two milliohs every year on their poodle dogs. Taxes! The taxpayers of Henderson County are requested to meet me or my deputy at the following times and places for the purpose of settling thefr taxes for the year 190b, which are now due and in my hands for collection: Bowman's Bluff, O. M. Huggins' store, Monday, Oct. 1st. j Crab Creek, at church, Tuesday, Oct. 2nd. Green River, Baptist church, Wednes day, Oct. 3d. ( Raven Rock, Saluda, Morris stoi'e, Thursday, Oct. 4. Clear Creek, Fruitland, Friday. Oct. 5. Edneyville, Maxwell's store, Saturday, ' Oct. 6. Bat Cave, Freeman's stord, Monday, Oct. 8. Hooper's Creek, Fletchers, Tuesday, Oct. 9. Mills River, Allen's store, Wednesday, Oct. 10. Etowah, Thursday. Oct. 11. French Broad, Davenport's store, Fri day, Oct. 12. Please confer with me at one of these appointments for the purpose indicated as the law requires the settlement of all taxes on or before November 1st. These visits will be made for the' con venience of the people and it is hoped that they will ayail themselves of the opportunity thus presented to procure receipts. Very respectfully, C. E. Brooks, Tax Collector. This Sept. 14, 1906. v A I'lrelr TnMtl with that old enemy of the race, Constipa tion, often ends in Appendicitis. To avoid all serious trouble with Stomach. Liver and Bowels, take Dr. King's New Life Pills. They perfectly regulatr these organe, wlthoufpain or discomfort. 25c at Justus Pharmacy. BRYAN'S PERSONAL VIEW. Says He Will Not Insist -Upon Government Ownership of Railroads. A' -'great receptton was tendered Hon. William Jennings Bryan in Louisville, Ky., on September 12. Mr. Bryan entered the hall on the arm of Col. Waterson who de livered an address of welcome of some length. .When Mr. Watterson pointed to Mr Bryan and said "Here he, is; God bless him and give him wisdom," the audience yelled for five minutes. Mr. Watterson then introduced Senator Carmack, of Tennessee, who addressed the gathering. Senator Carmack was followed by Sena tor W. J. Stone, .ef Missouri, who intro duced Mr. Bryan. The demonstration that greeted Mr. Bryan on his entrance to the hall was renewed as the Nebraskan rose to speak. Following his response to the welcome a great hush fell on the crowd when Mr. Bryan aunounced that he would "read a statement concerning a topic which had been generally discussed since he had touched on it during his speech at New York." He then read his statement which in part follows: View on Government Ownership, "In my speech at the New York recep tion I made some remarks concerning the ownership of railroads, and thought that I had expressed myself so clearly that my position could not be misconstrued even by those who desire to misconstrue it. The New York speech was prepared in ad vance. It was not only written but it was carefully revised. It stated exactly what I wanted to state and I have nothing to withdraw or modify in the statement therein made. What I say tonight is rather in the nature of an elaboration of ideas therein presented. "After quoting from the democratfc platform of 1900, that 'a private monopoly i indefensible and intolerable,1 and after laying it down as a principle that public ownership should begin where competition end, and that thp people should have the benefit of any monopoly that might be found necessary. I stated that I had -the conclusion,- .'that railroads partake so much of the nature of a -monopoly that they must ultimately become public property and be managed by pub lic officials in the interest of the whole community.' I added: 'I do not know that the country is ready for this legisla tion; I do not know that the majority of my own party favors it, but I believe that an increasing number of the members of all parties set- in public ownership a sure remedy for discrimination between persons and places, and for the extortionate rates for the carrying ot freight and passengers.' System of Ownership Outlined. 4I then proceded t outline a system of public ownership whereby the advantages of public ownership might be secured to the people without the dangers of cen tralization. This system contemplates Federal ownership of the trunk' lines only and the ownership of local linos by the several states. I further expressed it as my opinion that the railroads themselves were responsible for the growth of senti ment for government ownership, and said while I believed tho rate bill recenely en acted should be given a fair trial, we might, expect to see the railroads still more active in politics unless ur experience with t htvu differs from the xperience. we, had hud with fraucliise-holding corpora tions. This statement of ray views has been assailed by some as an attempt to force these views upon the democratic par ty, and by some as an announcement of an intention to insist unon the incorpora tion of these views in the next democratic national platform. "Let me answer these two charges. I haye tried to make it clear that I expressed my own opinion and I have never sought to compel the acceptance of my opinion by one else. Reserving the right to do my thinking, I respect the right of every one else to do his thinking. "If you ask me whether the question of government ownership will be an issue in the campaign of 1908, I answer, I do not know. If you ask me .whether it ought to be in the platform, I reply, I cannot tel until 1 know what the democratic voters think upon the subject. If the democrats believe that the next platform should con tain a plank in favor cf government own ership then that plank ought to be includ ed. If the democrats think it ought not to contain such a plank then such a plank ought not to be included. It resfcs with the party to make the platform and in dividuals can only advise, ' , Spoke fr Himself Only. 'I cpoke for myself and for myself only, and I did not know hew the suggestion would be received. I am now prepared to confess to you that it has been received more favorably than I expected. There is this, however, that I do expect, namely, tnat these democrats who oppose govern ment ownership will accompany their declaration against it with the assertion that they will favor government owner ship whenever they are convinced that the country must choose between government ownership of the roads and railroad own ership of the government. "I still advocate strict regulation and shall rejoice if experience proves that that regulation ' can be made effective. I will go farther than that, and say that I believe we can have more efficient regula tion' under a democratic administration with a democratic senate and house than we are likely to have under a republican administration 'with a . republican senate and house, and yet I would not be honest if I did not frankly admit that observa tion has convinced uie that no such ef ficient regulation is possible and that gov ernment ownership can be undertaken on the plan outlined with less danger to the country than is involved in private owner ship as we have had it or as we are likely to have it." Sam Jones and the Chautauqua, Sam Jones, the only one, gave two lectures at the Auditorium last Friday before large audiences. He is said, to be the best drawing attraction on the American lecture platform today. Just what is the secret of his power is rather hard to tell. As a talker, Geo. R, 8tewart, who appeared the preced ing day, is his superior. Sam Jones talks from the platform as no man, proba bly, in his large audiences, would talk in his own home, before his wife and child ren. He had no new ideas to advance, many of his jokes were old, his com mand of the English language is but fair, or at least of that part of the Eng lish language used by the average man, and his delivery is but average, yet he seemed to sway the crowd at will. He made a strong appeal, after his own style, for the support of Hendersonville people for the Chautauqua, saying the Chautauqua platform was the one place in America today where the plain truth was prea'ched. where higher criticism and advanced ideas of religion had no place, and was the only place where the plain, true Gospel is preached today. This is probably news to a great many of our church congregations. In com mon with Stewart, he ad vocated great er cheerfulness in religion. He said when you have told the truth about any matter, you are through with it; if you tell a lie, you are just naturally obliged to watch it, worry over it, and go back often and see how its getting along. He paid his respects to the peek-a-boo waist. Said if his daughter wore a peek-a-boo waist, he would put peek-a boo pants on his son. He advocated purity and simplicity. Said don't wear a No. 10 shoe and a No. 4 hat. ; If his daughter married a "dude" he would spit on it and drown it. The sweetest girl is she who loves her mother and makes a sweetheart of her. The finest young man today is he who has never brought tears to his mother's eyes through drunkenness or debauchery. Claimed it was the busi ness of every woman in town to try and stop cursing, for their son's sake. The test of a grown man is his devotion to his wife. Don't scold all the time at your children a child is a thing of life, not a fence post. If you tell lie3 about other folks, they will tell the truth about you. He wants, he said, to leave nothing behind him but the crystalized knowl edge that he has done the best be could for God and the right. Paid his respects, in his own peculiar language, to the drunkard and to the man who drinks. Said a hog was plum Christian gentleman compared with such a man. Only a low-down scoundrel will drink wiikey, he claimed. Hoped nothing he had said would shock any woman, unless she was dead to all de cency, and in that case it would not hurt, because you can't shock a corpse. Said he went around the country say ing just what he pleased, and that he had had only trjree fights in 33 years. The time is almost here when good men see good in all good things, irrespective of party politics or religious creeds Used to vote the democratic ticket, but, thank God, he got well of that, and as to the republicans, he had never gotten low enough to vote with them; he claimed. Paid his respects , to the sinners of Henderson ville.' Said the devil was sure to get most of our townspeople, but he wouldn't get much at that. - Said the Chautauqua presented the purest and best information on all religious matters, and thai if be lived in Hen dersonville he would be so proud of having helped erectour fine auditorium that he would have slept there all night, and had 'the old woman" bring bim his" meals there. Best thing we ever did was to erect the building and said any man who would not help or who would not buy tickets for his wife and children and let them enjoy the lectures and entertainments presented, was an old, low-down beast. fcaid the program presented here was better than in the great New York Chautauqua, where expense and money was no object, and "you old rooster let it all go by you. " In eliding he said this was the place for a great Chautauqua, and said no people, as a whole, were finer than the inhabitants of these mountains. " - The Chautauqua closed Friday night with the vast audience standing and singing the Doxology, Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow," after which Dr.. Strouse pronounced the benedic tion and the first assembly 'of the Hen dersonville Chautauqua was a thing of the past. Dr. Strouse made a few interesting remarks about next year's session, and predicted an outpouring of the people that would pack the building to the doors at every meeting. Sam T.Hod ges made an appeal for further stock subscriptions and met with a hearty re sponse, W. A. Smith, Esq., being the first to subscribe an additional -$100. The total amount raised on the spot was nearly $1200.' The money will be used in completing- and beautifying the building. The scene was inspiring, and is the 1 1 1 - 1 . t TT 1 umi evidence . mat oeaainui nenuer son ville has thrown off h.er swaddling cloths, and is determined to march to the front. Many of our best citizens who were i luke-warm at first in their support are now enthusiastic. Where it tiroo Mffiii1t -. oaII A(V frtsilrAa tVkim year, it will be an easy task next year. Dr Strouse, who is one of the best known evangelists in the country, said that he . was in the Chautauqua move ment for the very besfc interests of his fellowman, for Jesus Christ and for the glory of God. Said Hendersoville would be heard of in all of the southern and western cir cuits, and he thought it would redound to the best interests of the whole town. i t i -k r r-i m . paia jyir. oam j . stooges was me Des& local manager he had ever, knowril The last of tne meeting was somewhat interrupted by people leaving. Possi bly they had a fore knowledge of the re quest for additional stock subscriptions, but the last meeting of the Greater tlendersonvilie Unautauqua was an en thusiastic and impressive one, and speaks in tones of thunder of the wide awake public sprit of the city. m m '. 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