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MTXTS hipm an, Editor T. R. Barrows, Associate Editor ti.C a mail matter ot the aecond class. - TO RE-OPEN LIQUOR QUESTION The following from the Ashe vflle Gazette-News of November 11, indicates the position of re publican leaders on the temper ance question and bears this newspaper but in the charge that "the republican party is the liquor party and longs to return to its flesh pots." Listen, if you please: . - "Hon. Thomas Settle, lately republi can candidate for presidential elector-at-large from North Carolina, is at home enjoying a rest after a strenu ous campaign in which he figured ex tensively. Mr. Settle made many speeches during the campaign, espec ially in the Fifth district. During the campaign Mr. Settle made a brilliant fight on the question of local self- f overnment and purposes carrying the ghtinto the legislature. Mr. Settle declared after the election "that if the k members of the legislature are not forced to make a stand on the ques tion of local self government it will not be the fault of the republicans. They must stand to the rack, fodder or no fodder. We will draw a bill that will be submitted at the proper time and in the proper way." "During the campaign Mr. bettle made it clear from the stump how the republicans stood on this proposition. He referred to the fact that "our last platform declared that we stood as we had stood, and I just quoted the planks of previous platforms, which specifi cally criticised the Watts law and the Ward law, which do not live up to local self-government declarations made by the democrats.' "The next legislature meets in Jan uary and if the plan outlined by Mr. Settle is carried out it is evident that there will be an interesting fight on 'local self government' during the session of the general assembly.' So the agitators will continue to agitate, even in the face of more than 44,000 majority re corded last May against the manufactnre and sale -of intoxi cating liquors in North Carolina. But they want to return to their 'flesh pots" and play a little politics besides. Encouraged by the recent slump of the demo cratic vote, in "wet" counties, It is proposed to harrass the legislature with the proposition to re-open this troublesome ques tion under the petty suggestion of 4 'local self - government, ' ' -without even giving the prohi bition law a fair trial. Demo crats, beware! The people have spoken and their verdict must le respected. The Asheboro Courier speaks truthfully in an extended discussion . of the scheme proposed. It says, in part "There are those who opposed the submission of the question of prohibi tion to the people of the entire State: -arVtn -fnvnTefi 1ftrislative enactment At iiie approaching session of the Gen eral Assembly bills will be introduced submitting the question of sale and manufacture of liquor to a vote of any county upon a petition of a ma jority of its qualified voters. These bills will be introduced by republican members and in the face of the fact that the State gave a majority of lorty-four thousand on the 26th of last May for State-wide prohibition. Every thinking man who will lay aside prejudice and personal interest will say that the new prohibition law should be given a iair niai, anu f ood citizens should unite in an ef ort to enforce the law fairly and impartially, firmly but not harshly. The law goes into effect January 1st. The Legislature will adjourn ' by larch 10th, within a few more days -han two months after the new law becomes operative. It would oe wrong in principle, and the worst politics imaginable for the democratic party to permit any general or special leg islation that would materially alter er change the result decided so over whelmingly by the people in the May election. ' : The principle of local self government is not involved in the prohibition law, as we see it. Every elector in the State was given the opportunity of ex pressing his opinion at the bal lot box upon the question and by an overwhelming vote the people decided in favor of temperance, A number of counties gave ma jorities against the ratification of the bill, just'as some of them "went" republican at the late election, yet, the people of the entire State acquiesce In the re sult and Mr. Kit chin will be the governor of republicans, as well as democrats. The so-called is sue raised by Mr- Settle, concern ing "local self-government," if carried to its logical conclusion, would necessitate another election for State officers, because the democratic candidates failed to receive a majority of the vote cast in some counties. However the Teonslatiire is eroiner to do the wise thing by "letting well enough alone, settle or no settle. Editor TT G. Cobb, of the Mor ganton Herald, wants to be prin cipal clerk of the House for the incoming session of the General Assembly and stands an excel lent chance of winning, Mr. F. D. Hacket, who has filled the position to the entire satisfaction of the members during the past six years, announces that he will not stand for re-election and is supporting Mr. Cobb, (if we are correctly informed) which means that the Morgan ton man has a "fine show" for the place. Mr. Cobb has long been associated with Mr. Hackett in conducting the affairs of the principal clerk's office and would make a capable and acceptable successor to his former chief. While the Hust ler opposed Brother Cobb's can didacy for Commissioner of Lab or and Printing last summer it has not the slightest objection to his election to the position he now desires. He is a good man and has experience to back his ability. The ratification of the prohibi tion law aUhe May election ap- pears to have lulled temperance advocates into a state of inactivi ty, and the liquor "forces have been doing everything in their power to make the measure un popular in the hope of getting the Legislative to re-open the issue. One method employed is the encouragement of blind tigerism, which ..is already ram pant in some sections of theState where the sale of liquor has been forbidden: by a vote of the peo- "nle in local oDtion elections. In Ashevilfe, for instance, . the law is openly and flagrantly violated, so much so, in fact, that the good people over there are tip in arms in an earnest endeavor to crush out the evil. Judge Ward has eriven "road sentences" to some of the offenders and the city authorities say the fight has just begun. Strict enforcement of the law is the only hope for the temperance people and they ought to give faithful officials every encouragement. The "Fifth District Combine," if, indeed, any such "critter" ever existed, appears to have played in hard luck at the recent election. That district loses to the democracy a representative in congress, two senators and three members in the lower branch of our State legislature. .looks HKe a reorganization may be advisable. It is said that ex-Lieutenant Governor Doughton aspires to the speakership of the House. He is a good man, but having al ready had this honor it would be only fair for him to reman in the ranlcs and let it go to one of the other deserving men whose can didacy7 was announced in these columns last week, DowdV Gra ham and Hayes. Governor Doughton has a habit of "doing the handsome" and we are in clined to the opinion that he will not make an exception in this in stance. The next landslide" will be when the early spring plowing begins, , Now, let the first baby that has been named W. H. T. sit up and permit the public to take notice. ; King Peter, of Servia, sa?st';he loves aud respects his people. Guess he's thinking of his un fortunate predecessor and his terrible end. Rev. A. M. Chreitzberg, D.-D. of South Carolina, died on Octo ber 21. He was 69 years of age, and for many years has been a conspicuous figure in Southern Methodism. Keeps A Bee. - This is one Sheriff Williams tells. , A city man and his wife were spending a week at Salola Inn this summer. Tasting the honey on the table the lady remarked: "Oh, Mr. Williams what deli cious honey. I suppose you keep a bee?" IHlow an You Enpect to Klog Fat? . v Take any lard-fried food and examine it when it is coldYou will find it covered with a thick, heavy coat of grease that you would not think of eating under any circumstances. That grease is there just the same when the food is warm, but you do not see it. It is the fore-runner of indigestion, unless, you have the stomach of an ostrich. Cottolene contains no hog fat, and food cooked with it is not only wholesome and digestible, but healthful and absolutely free from hog fat. The reason is that Cottolene is a vegetable on product, ana not an animal iat. 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I notice an item, copied from the Hustler, is going the rounds of the press claiming'for me the distinction of being the only man ever elected to a State office from the section comprising the coun ties: . situated "West of the Ridge." .This is erroneous and the impression, doubtless, grew out of the fact that I received the solid vote bf the counties re ferred to on . the ballot which gave me the nomination for Commissioner of Labor and Printing in the Democratic State Convention. It was said at the time that no other candidate for a State office had been thus fav ored before. Our section has furnished the State a Chief Justice of the Su- reme Court, a United States enator, 1 Lieutenant Governor, two Attorney Generals and a Corporation Commissioner that I now recall and we are going to name the governor in 1912. Very truly, M. L. Shipman. Raleigh, Nov. 21, 1908: Close Presidential Gontests. As a rule. Presidential contests for the past fifty years, have not been close. The one notable ex ception to the rule was the elec tion of 1876, when Hayes had 185 and Tilden 184 electoral votes." The next closest margin was in 1884, when Cleveland had 219 and Blaine 182, giving Cleve land a plurality of 37.' In that election New York would have turned the balance, and Blaine lost it by a few hundred votes. In 1880 Garfield's majority over Hancock was 95, and in ' 1888 Harrison defeated Cleveland by 65, Cleveland came back in 1892 with a majority of 132. In 1896 McKinley defeated Bryan fey a majority of 95, and in 1900 by 137. The most one-sided election was in 1864, when Lincoln t had 212 to McClellan's 21. Then it was Grant 286, Greeley 4 and the next big majority was when Roosevelt had 336 and Parker 140i - ACincinnati dispatch says that Gen. Taft is considering Ashe ville among other desirable places to take a rest until next March. notice State of North Carolina, County of Henderson. In the Superior Court, Before the Clerk. James A. Laughter, Administrator of Marcissa Middleton vs. J. W. MiHrll- ton, Susan King and husband, Ben jving, nancy otaiimgs ana nusoand, Frank Stallings, Baxter Middleton and Drayton Middleton, Joe Middleton and Ben Middleton, Ellen Corn, Naoma Huggins, Ruth McCrary and husband, Boya McCrary, Annberry Fulliam and husband, Burt Fulliam, Lucy Lanning and husband John Lanning, Mary Orr and husband R. F. Orr. The defendants above named will take notice that an action entitled as above has been commenced .m the Sup erior Court of Henderson county, North Carolina, to sell lands belonging to the estate of the late Narcissa Middleton to make assets to pay the debts of said estate; and the said defendants will further take notice that they are re- ?uired to appear in said court on or be ore the 23rd day of November, A. D. 1908, and answer or demur to the com plaint filled in said action, or the above named plaintiff will apply to the court for the. relief demanded in said com plaint. The following is a description of the land to be sold as advertised above. Lying and being in Crab Creek Town ship, Henderson county, North Carolina. Beginning at a large white oak, a corner of the old Wilson tract, and runs S. 85. E. with Nelson's line 6 poles to a stake in the Stilll Branch, thence with Still Branch as follows: S. 5 W. 16 poles, thence S. 30, W. 12 poles, thence 3. 35, W. 24 poles, thence S. 38, W. 5 poles, thence S. 27, W. 2 poles and 2 feet to the mouth ot a small branch, thence S. 6, E. 3 poles to the head of (a ditch, thence with said ditch W. 20 1-2 poles to Willow Creek, thence S. 11, W. crossing Willow Creek Spoles and 1 foot to a stump, the old original Miller corner, on the north bank of the old Hendersonville Road, thence S. 48, W. 2? poles to a chestnut, J. F. Mace's S. E. corner, thence N. 50, W. with Mace's line 44 poles to a corner, an ori gial hickory corner, thence N. 15, W. crossing the old road and Willow Creek 5 poles to the , mouth of a branch, thence N. about 15, E. with the middle of the branch and General Mace's line 29 poles to a ford of branch; thence N. with General Mace's line 24 poles and 6 feet to John Morris' corner in an old road, thence N. 50, E. with John Mor ns' line 24 poles to- a stake in a little flat near a spring, also B.B. Middleton' corner, thence N. 46, E. with said Mid dleton's line 28 poles,1 15 1-2 feet to a otok'T,B' ?. Middleton's corner, thence S. 56, E. with Middleton's line 36 poles to the beginning, containing 41 1-5 acres. V5?is' ,the mh day o October, A. D. 1908. r; . c . C. M. PACE, Clerk Superior Court of Henderson County. , , 5 r We have moved across the r ) street, to the Blue Ridge Inn Cor- ) her where we will be glad to have f t? you call and inspect our new store. I II II II H Gil E v IF ii II It ' IUIH IN SI II 11 U J Company R Z. MORRIS, Manager, 9 Tke First National Bank Report of the condition of the First National Bank of .Henderson ville, N. X at close of business Sept. 23 1908. RESOURCES Loans and Discounts $263,022,41 Overdrafts secured and unsecured 4,383.38 U. S. Bonds and Prem- iums 37,817.00 Real Estate 1 11,380.00 Furniture and Fixtures 2,750.00 Cash and inBanks 42,266.96 Total $361,619.75 LIABILITIES Capital....... $50,000.00 Surplus and Profits 9,429.20 Circulation . . 36,000.00 Bills Rediscounted . . 15, 040. 00 Bills Payable 5,000.00 Deposits 246,150.55 Total. ...$361,619.75 The above statement speaks for itself on its strength we soli cit your business. 1 W. J. Davis, President. K. G. Morris, Vice President. J. Mack Rhodes, Cashier. L I Hendersonville,, N. C. Capital 30,000 F. jc;. Durfee', President. Directors: E. W. Ewbank, V. President C. E. Brooks, Cashier. Dr. C. Few, A. H. Hawkins Dr. A. B. Drafts J. P. Rickman, T. P. 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