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Published , by ;the ; French Eroad Hustler Jpompany., Incorporated. : . HENDERSONVILLE, N; C: r II. L. SHTPIIAN, Editor.. V T. E. BARROWS, Associate Editor SUBSCRIPTION RATES: One Year. . . ... . . ......... $1.00 ' Six months . . . ; , . . . .... . . 50 Entered at the Postoffice at Hen- dersonYUle. in; u., as man maner the second class. TZLEPHOirE HO. 6. Thursday. Feb. 16, 1911. CONCERNING THE CHAIN GANG. We cheerfully give space for re- pun ui lu.o apcuai wiiuiuibcc lected for the purpose of investi gating road conditions . in the county and the work of the chain gang. The committee is compos ed of leading men in both the democratic and republican parties and the result of their investiga tions, published elsewhere in these 'columns, is significant. It is an interesting story and ought to do good, because any charge of -favoritism for one section in favor of another cannot be sustained by the evidence of the committee. The service performed by. the ehain-gang has been distributed pretty well over the county and the committee finds little excuse for complaint from any section. The report certainly ought to do good and bring about more unity of action. There should be less friction and every citizen who has the interests of the county at heart ought to discourage .bickerings concerning road matters, . since it is clearly evident that the road supervisor intends to see all, sec tions treated exactly alike. Super visor Patton is doing more .work for less money than any. road su pervisor within our knowledge and, in the words of the commit tee we say "help him." 4 o u ' Senator Stone, of Missouri, has no patience with democratic sen ators in name, "but high protec tionists in fact, who do not want their party infidelity exposed to the glaring light of public re cord." He dubs the "confer ence" plan a scheme for the pro tection of weak-kneeded democrats and believes in calling a spade, a spade. He wants conditions so changed that the , small coterie of Southern trucklers to the inter est may be known by their true name. And he is right. A demo crat should be a democrat at all times and under all circumstances. There is no half way ground about it, either. The people of North Carolina do not object to their mone being expended for worthy objects, but let some individual steal a couple of dollars and the "mischief will be to play." The proposed new Administration Building will cost several hundred thousand of dol lars, but it is to be the property of the people , and they will ap plaud this legislature for supply ing the needs of the state in the i construction of a modern build ing that shall reflect credit upon the conservative old common wealth through all future years. The senate balked at the Ewart bill impossing a tax- on bachelors and justices of the peacex so that "X these two classes of Henderson comity's citizenship will not be called upon to make sneMal tributions o the general coun ; ty fund. The Senators de clared themselves membersof a 'dignified body and dubbed Uhe .ciwari Din as. a mvuious matter. v r All. of this happened before any petitions from the bachelors reach ed Senator Gardner. The provis ion taxing dogs may yet become a law. , HENDERSON A PAUPER, Good citizens of Henderson coun ty.Hhink of it .with hidden faces: You received from thevStatc treas uryjast year for schools, pensions and for, the : care of your insane and other unfortunates, the sur prising sum : of $2,268.74 more than was ' : collected in taxes for - these purposes by . the local authorities. The fact ' that a splendid county like Henderson appears on the pauper list' is not to her credit and such a condition should noi be permitteto con tinue. And the only way to rem edy this wrong imposed upon the state lies in the proper listing of property according to its : true value. Every county should be required to bear its just propor tion of the State's burdens. They are all (or nearly so) able to do this and the way some counties impose upon the generosity of oth ers,in the manner recited is shame ful. Land values (as listed), in many counties, indicated by pub lished reports, are far too low and steps ought to be taken to bring about a uniform adjustment so that all the counties would be re quired to pay their own operat ing" expenses. These "pauper counties" have lately been in creasing in number ...every year until" there are now fifty six of them and the total deficiency the remaining forty-two made good last year is $229,017.07. And they are justly indignant "We want to see the prosperous county of Henderson come out from among the paupers this year and the tax assessors should probe things to the bottom. Too much property is evidently . escaping taxation and the . assessment is entirely too low upo'i much of that already on the list. Theassessors ought to be men of ability, exper ience and possessing the courage "to do the right as they see "the right. ' ' without fear or -favor. The tax dodger is an undesirable cit izen and the mask behind which he has been parading before the public should be removed, by the list takers and assessors, so that the people may-behold him in his true light. There may be valid reasons for the existance of some "pauper counties," as their is for the ex istance of unfortunate citizens in every county, but the number has become entirely too large and a "preventative" must be applied for the State's protection. The substantial citizenship of Hender son should resolve to come out from amongst the paupers this year and let the good old county take her position with those that sustain their local institutions and care for their own unfortunates. She is well qualified to do it. The joint appropriation com mittee of the f house and senate voted unanimously for a favora ble report ' on the Horne-Boyden bill to construct a magnificent Ad ministration Building to cos not exceeding one-million dollars. This is the ' second favorable commit tee report the bill has received and chances for, its passage are now favorable. It will be fire proof for the protection of tie State's valuable reqords, the li braries and other property, and to afford more room for a number of departments that are now crowaea tor space. Tnis Dill is TYipritrrrinna artr "ho nninsnTo nrilllner. be approved by the people of the state. 4 0- The 300,000-dollar deficit in the State Treasury is . 'said, by wise legislators, to "Be attributable to the loss of the'whiskey tax which the Finance committee two years ago did not take into considera tion in framing the Revenue Law, after the passage of the., prohibi tion act in 1908. If this be true, we favor making public scriptions to make up the shortage. The con solation of being rid of liquor making and liquor selling in North Carolina is worth several times $300,000 to the good people of the State. We hope that the Finance; Committee will remember not ;to include the near-beer tax in mak ing up its report this year. 1 ' - ' ,OH ;;-; J. little more than two weeks re main of the present legislative ses-j sion and still important or genr eral measures nave been ' enacted into law. But most of the neeied local legislation is out of the .way and really progressive matters may now have th attention of the State 's law-makers. The local af fairs of Henderson have not been disturbed so far,: and there is lit- rtle evidence that they will be by thi General Assembly.Our re presentative at Raleigh appears to be content with . the expressed wishes of the people here to let well-enough alone." .V- . , . - : : 4 o . There is no excuse or ' any county in Nprth Carolina being on the pauper list, if list takers and assessor do their duty. Prop erty ought to be taxed on its real value and a penalty should be pres cribed for incorrect listing.. All property should be listed at its actuaKcash value. v It is reported that Judge Ewart has introduced a larger number of bills than any other member of the General Assembly, about forty in all .Of course, many . of them die on the hands of committees, as the author contemplated when he offered them. Playing small poli tics ,ybu know. ' '! 4 OUR POPULATION. Hendersonyille's home made census is, to ourway of thinking, decidedly superior to the " one Uncle Sam made for her.Gaze-tee-News. " . Hendersonville gained more than 1,000 people on her census re-count. How about Asheville. Asheville Citizen. "Wonder why Hendersonville didn't wait for those summer summer South Carolinans before taking its own private census. Charlotte Observer. Ewart Can't Change Special School Tax District Boundaries. . Raleigh, Feb. -14. Representa tive Hamilton G. Ewart is being swamped with requests and petit tions requesting changes in special school tax district boundaries. Re ferring to these petitions, Hen derson 's representative says: "I have had several requests, to introduce bills aimed, to change the boundaries of school districts, both local and special tax. As to local boundaries, State Superin tendent Joyner informs me these changes can be made at any time upon application to the county board of education, if good and sufficient reasons be shown. . "As to special tax boundaries, Mr. Joyner holds, and he is back ed in this by the opinion of the attorney general, that wlien a school district once votes a special changed unless a new election be changed unles sa new election be held, and the district changed by the votes of the people. Henceit is, absolutely useless for me to in troduce any such bills. The only remedy is to ask for a new election and vote for the establishment of a new district with the boundaries changed as desired. I have received so many letters about this matter that were I to attempt to answer them all I would have no time to devote to my official duties, and this "state ment must be an answer .ttlBji. sucn petitions sent me. a Ilk 1'1-l T A J J J. - -11 -i I ji. Din x mtrqaucea xo aiiow the county board of education to change boundaries, has been re ported nnf avorably, the committee acting upon the' "'advice, of -State Superintendenf-of Education Jhy- TJIE McCALL BILL PASSED. The House Votes Favorably on the Eeciprocity Measure. ' "Vashington, Feb. 14 President Taft's reciprocity agreement with Canada was ratified in the House f Representatives tonight through the support of an almost solid democratic .vote. ' The McCall bill carrying the agreement into effect, was passed, 221 to 92. ; A majority of the republicans present voted against the measure, the devision being 78 ayes and 87 noes. The democratic vote was 143 ayes and only 5 noes. A majority of the in surgent republicans present voted for the bill. v - - Get it at Glazeners,; he. cuts 'the price and sells 'eml - ' : ; ; -T " ..r.;- Homespun j Philc:aphy. . : .Tust1 to be happy " says ol' Mis ' Hill, y is a fine thing to d.o."J Luck and pluck spelled almost the same mean exactly the , same. i Work I "Wbrkrcheerfullyl,. Finest thing in the" world to be proiid of is your ;f riends:.: Smile and try-it -againl .To be original is to be genuine. ; One smile is worth a hundred growns anywhere, but especially in the Hendersonville arket; h Aint the world blue enough without yovi feeling bluet : Don't. be: ; like "'bid Anothyi one' of 'the colored messengers of the Legislature, who says : 4 1 1 don't like no kind of a parade 7cepting a funeral percession. ; : - If a man called you a liar would you first consider his size before you answered himf . A trained- husband is a wife 's greatest blessing. , T. R. B. NOTICE. llortgage Sale. By virtue of mortgage, executed by R. R. Cathey toMcD. Ray to secure a note of $400.0C, of date Dec. 15 1904, which said note has been as signed to. and is now held by the First National Bank. . Under condi tions of said note, and mortgage, the following land will be sold on the sixth day of March, Nineteen hundred and eleven, at the Court Houseln Hender-, son ville, under the; "powers bf said mortgage, to wit, at the mortgage, re corded in book, 19, page 494, of the re cords of mortgages, and deed of trusts for Henderson county. Said land des scribed as follows: Tract No. 1. Adjoining lands of F. J. Israel, W. C. Ruth and others, Be ginning on a post oak, Saloman Evans, E. CJohnsons, and B. F. Morris, cor ner on the side of the road near Salo mans. Evans house and runs South with B. F. Morris line 15 p's to a stake, thence North 62 E. 21 p's to a post oak, thence North 50 E. 10 p's to a Spanish oak, thence North 24 W. 107 p's with the Fanning, line, to Mary Israel's" line thence S. 71 p's to a stake in said Israels line at, or near a branch, W. C. Ruths line, thence up the branch with its , meanders, , to .the head, to a whitfc oak, thence S. 23 E. 17 p's to the beginning, containing 33 acres more or less. Tract No. 2. Lying on the waters of French Broad river ' and McDowell Creek, adjoining lands of F..M. Fan ning and others. Beginning on a black gum at.the mouth of a large ditch and runs East 26 p's to a white oak, thence South' 26 p's. thence East with the conditional line, made by James Stuart, and John Johnson 100 p's more or less to a stake, thence, with said conditional line about (50 p's to a stake, thence down and ,wlth the meanders of the branch to the creek, thence down McDowells creek to the mouth of the old branch, suppossed to be 10G p's thence up said old branch, to the be ginning containing 40 acres more or less. " McD. RAY Mortagee. Smith & Schenck, Attys. First National Bank Assignee. 'pipes,: Sweet If its a smoke you want call and let -us sell you the best brand on tlje market. . - . n - The , Climax l m ' . Barber Shop, - , Main St TO) ay! v Pay! i Pipes" Your Town Taxes are now due and MUST be paid It Is ; my sworn duty to collect. -1 have no option in, the matter. I am RE QUIRED' BY LAW to. advertise all delinquents on the 1st day ol March. . Please settle up NOW aiidy save,, trouble an dembarrass ment for yourselves and me. Don't ask me not to advertise -yu ; I MUST advertise if you don't pay. A word to the wise is sufficient. .Respectfully, - -; 'Ay J. WILLIAMS, -7-4t t;t.c. v f"v f""""'f w""9 If. you don't find it anywhere else, and sells it forless. We " ; haT(i the 7 fire proof, steam-heated store in town. No : smokV no soot, double idci(ewd4.ishdyiag;f tocf top and - overloaded, packed and epackdhtM greatest variety you ever:iaw.v!7emS :- White.. Goods .have arrived siiiotxot Impossible totstore " ourgbods and mustbe;sbldj5a0 Qspns than jmjrwhere.'-iUsd-ddyoa' know- w'eJMvetwb tig1' ware hbitses -packed full; of Groceriesin- solidcases, furniture Chairs, Springs, Mattresses, & fbyes, Eangs Djpors, Sashi Buggies, Surreys, Wagons. sjfi6" aFeed store; Shorts, Bran . Cotton Seed- XleaV timothy 5hayi:Alsoialli Cloverr Bed Top Ti Qxz&z Onion? Sets. :;:; -" ;K- V r GBEAT ASS ORTMEHT lOP BET FBBTZLIZEBS. Farmers we are your friend, .when you come to town meet each other at Wilson's where you can be comfortable and always welcome, and find everything without taldng your valuable time going from store to store, when we will get it for you. ' ' 'r- r : : Don't forget we haye moved into the Peoples Bank build ing the finest in town and very anxious to see you. SELLS IT w Aire C! , ' OUR . 1 J , I Ml 3 O l V m if L l U 3 a H 1 ' At REAL BARGAINS And in addition to our clothing and Overcoats, we will place many articles on our bargain counter. v - - . . We know it is to the interest of every purchaser to visit us and examine, our ogods and be: convinced In order to hasten our acquaintance we offer the following 'special Bargains. In every $5.00 cash purchase we give 50c in goods For every $10 cash purchase we give $1 in goods. For every $15 cash purchase $1.50 in goods For every $20.00 cash purchase $2.00 in mdse. And . For every $25 cashpurchase $2.50 in mdse. " This special offer includes our dry goods and grocery depart ment only. This is no show game This offer isvmade in good faith. Honest dealings guaranteed. Do not miss it, only for a few days. Begins Sat. of this week. : ' THE Spot Zirconia, N. G. Jiist Received! at i !- BE A Indian River Oranges, All af the Buy The Best We are now Selling . 2 Al Cost Broken Mens and Wo- ..." ' " " men's Shoes. LOTT'S CAS SHOE STORE H I , IV! V. (,i . - 1 i II I i . f 1 v . -i i 1,-1 i - jj. y ( "" " ttL x FOR LESS. Onat the 7 - . Grape Fruit, Pine pples' right place For that cold take: Hunter's i Gripsules : Try a box of ccr fine cold and grip remedy, Hcilers Gripsules piit up m capsule fern a remedy that does the work-quick and safe. 25 cents. : osimg PIIMIIIACY'