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I I-1- - I 1 . - -t i : t V- 4 $- i t i i a. 3' " ;.t- '1- TUG French Broad Hptlr Published by the French Broad' Hustler Company., Incorporated. -HENDERSONVILLE, N. G. Editor. SUBSCRIPTION BATBSrr' But Tear'i.;...;:.;; $1.0 cjont ha w v .,..wr- 3 Si cnd class. KOriCE & IT yWl , J)OSlUTeIJ- fce ; 41SC3BUKTld I yoa do net come la, or i$ail rataey I pay up your 8nbscriptla. II B. GUDGEB'S PENSION TOIB. In lastf Week's issue Qf this paper the Sherwobd7 service pension . bill, which had previously been put through the lower house tf -Congress" ty the aid of democratic vdtesrwas charcter ized as "the : pension outrage" and hope was - expressed that few, if any, representatives from the 1 South"' had supported " a measure so utterly de void of merit That article was writ ten, on the day following the' passage of the bill and "before the position of any '; member, except ' a few. leaders whose names appeared in the press re ports of the incident, had become knOwhl Two days later we were sur prised and grieved to find, in the Con gressional Record, Congressman bud get recorded as voting aye. But we had written what we had written, from eohscrentious convictions, and could hot withdraw a line. No other mem ber of the State delegation voted for this unwise measure and Mr. Gudger is 7 the only democratic representative from the States of Virginia,- North Carolina, ; South Carolina and 'Georgia who "went on record in favor of its passage. " Mr rsiemp, the lone repub lican representative from the State of Virginia; voted in the affirmative, with 152 other members of his party in, the House. , We regret, more than ianguage can express; fthat our own Congressman has made the grievous blunder of vot ing "for this iniquitous pension bill, and cannot conceive of any reason that-would justify such a course. We cheerfully give . space for his state ment about the matter, which appears elsewhere in the Hustler today, but it is one of those explanations that fails to explain. One reason Mr.1 Gudger assigns for his action, is the party platform declaration "for a liberal pension policy." He should have con- congress. He now comes across with sidered that this did not contemplate a recommendation :' for " a revission the outrageously extravagant policy downward TaTteif vetoing" the Under represented in the Sherwood bill, wood bill last August . Bah !....-.-which nas been nehdiner'in ConrrMa'-' . 0 . for years. The last democratic plat form upon which Mr. Gudger rests his case denounced the previous "republi can congress for making appropria tions amounting to $1,008,000,000, as ra 1 needlBOT'waste''' "of thepeopTe ? mcney that resulted in an appaling in- crease of expenditures and a shameful violation of ail prudent conditions of government .declaring1 it was no less than a crime against the millions of working men -and women,-from whose earnings the great proportion of the colossal sums were extorted " The pension policy now maintained by the republican party is exceedingly liberal aad there is need for retrenchment rather than increased appropriations, for this purpose. We shall not question Mr: Gudger's motive, but his best friends must ad mit" that he has made a "great mistake. And the fact that he has plenty of company does not justify his action by any manner of means. He should ad mit his error and promise to be more careful in the future. The democracy of this district may forgive him, but condone his action, never. Think of it, brethren. The tenth North Caro lina district furnished the only dem ocratic vote for that astounding meas ure from Maryland to Florida: It Is preposterous. Mr. Gudger has doubt- lessly realized by this time, the pre- dicament into which he has brought "the democratic party of the district and should hasten to make amends, in stead of adding insult to Injury by giving out interviews in a vain attempt to justify" his cause. This is said in all kindness and not in any belligerent spirit for we certainly wish him well. ' 4o. . . i , . Wt the ,Manr,ns to the new. "r. " - ' ? On next Monday, begin to write It 1912. Members of Congress are elected to representee interests ot their con stituents and should bear this in mind. Some of these days politicians will "wake up" to a realization of the tact that the people have long memories. : Champ Clark ts out of the running for ' president, BOfar as the South le!M Grant's 'Efforts Come to Naugfct concerned. Mark iU -Harmon and Wilson are the leading candidates for the presidential nomi nation. May the strongest man win. ...t" ., , . 4 , e . . j . . " The Hustler will be" more Interest ing next year" than tt has ever been before '" Waited Beer -r " " Not a word hatf been v heart 5frdm either Wilson or Harmon i concerning - . - - . - 1 "V-U " ; i4igeer and: request the wdrkiproposed The qreater Western Korth Carolina dramag0 Jurpser. they may sue. early In January, when it is expected that "the i slnews"br warvfill be forth- 1 coming irom eaca county wiuuu vu bounds of the organization. Business is business.. '. ' The democratic . newspapers of, the country are almost unanimous in their denunciation' of the pension "measure. Ther New York World terms it a great national scandal.- c 3 Even Sereno Elisha Payne; f author of the Payne-Aldrich tariff law, could not stand for , the"" Sherwood pension bill. And : the ppn-M-law of Senator Lodge voted against -it Marshall riL6gan la 'Jfeportealto have stated that if Mr. Gudger .shoiiid be re nominated for congress: John G. Grant will be : pitted against him. AH right William, "Jimmy ' is mdre than an even match for "Johnny." Trot him OUt.' .i . . . i-'p : 11 i ,0 . , .. t . The present annual appropriation for federal "pensic.rw6uldVusiaIn'every Union veteran at the' Waldorf-Astoria, one of the finest hotels in New York, on "the club plan." Yet, the lower house of congress would give them more. We vote, NO-V - 4 In the meantime, let us not overlook the fact that" John G. Grant, who prated so much about the democratic position on free .; lumber, . free wood pulp and free logs; during the cam paign of 1908, reversed himself at the first' opportunity after he reached Washington. . 4 0 Let us hope that next year will wit ness the completion of many miles of improved public thoroughfares in Henderson county. The record of the past year along this line is not to be discounted, but there's room 'for im provement and Supervisor Justice is right on to the joV Help him. President Taft has been compelled to acknowledge the correctness of the democratic Dosition . on . . the., wool ,r schedule during, the extra session of Of course, we regret that the, demo crats In the House did hot put a quiet us on the Sherwood pension bill, but it comes with poor grace from the repub lican, press, to .criticise; them.. for. next doing s6T "Republican editors'" should first remove the mote from 'their own j eyes before attempting to extract any i beams fro .mthe eyes of democrats. They are estopped from uttering even a word of protest. Democratic newspapers have the courage to point out errors committed by representatives of their party in ' public life and demand their correc- tion. Not so with the republican press; which has permited the pension outrage to go on all ihese .years without a word Of protest.' 'Why have they not been telling - the people that their party has' played the coward in its pension " policy for the past forty years? And did so by supporting the Sherwood bill? - One hundred and fifty-three repub licans supported the Sherwood pen sion bill and eight opposed it. On the democratic side, 143 either voted for it, or remained silent; i and -' eighty-four put themselves on the' rol I i against ' it. This is the record, and the 'republican press is perfetcly welcome to any con- ; solation it may be able to extract from the result. We are Inclined to the opinion that it is one of those cases wherein the kettle cannot, consistent ly, charge the pot with being " a lit tle off color." 4 Unable to Make Gifts He Took His J Own Life. i New York -Deo - 23.Rather .than Samuel Lowry;" caretaker of the Wash- J ington Irving Club, 'committed suicide by inhalinggasl ?ilidwry ie: three ters explaining why he killed himself. Efforts to Stop Shipments of Whiskey Into North Carolina, j Washington, Deci 23. Representa tive Webb, of the Charlotte district, has been named asi one of a committee by the'Anti-Sal6ott League of America to frame a bill that will make it un lawful for liquor dealers to ship whis key from one' State to prohibition ter ritory !n7 another State. " v- . CUIJISICJIIU liiis XMSJuawuuvaM r-Witli Reference to Making: The far Famed .Tahkelestee Navigable Through Hendersom, and Transyl- vania. Counties, - 1 Below will be found two interest ing communications received .by Mr. A. Cannon from the government offi- clalsldetalled lor jBerVlca in an:in$es tisation.. of the , French Broad r(Rlver ctorxedllmt-.aiiTerisffjrBaOTt-Aaai been made in this regard but an op portunity for appeal ls: afforded. How ever, this may not rt advisable, slnrr. the engineers haveireachedithe conclu sion tnatxiramageor navigation-pur- poses via . not practicable 3Vhen . the people, of the ' counties named get . to ceed in 'getting 'something done. -And this-they are going to do pretty soon. - The Letters L: Nashville, Tenn., Nov. 29, 1911. Mr. "Albert s Cannon; - i V ; . Horse Shoe, N. C. . Sir: - - . It having come, to the notice of the undersigned that you are understood to be interested in the question of, the Improvement of the Fre -nchrBroad River in North Carolina, you are here by informed that the preliminary ex amination of the locality named au thorized by the act . of Congress ap proved June 5, 1910, has been made, and that the. re port, submitted there on is unfavorable to the improvement. The principal conclusions upon which' the re port, was .based are as follows: :, (1) There iSuVery little navigation on this section., ... i" I; r 1 (2) -The cost, of :a satis factory Im provement would not be, warranted by present , commerce, or- by, any increase in the same at present, prospective, (3) A stretch Of river impracticable of . imprevemenl at present - at cost commensurate with . the commercial interests . Involved intervenes, between the French Broad River in North Caro lina and the lower portion of the river, whlph,ls. a navigable tributary of the Tennessee u (4) The question of the development of water power was .also considered, but the. physical,. and econmic condi tions appear to be such that this de velopment .could not now be econmi- cally combined with the improvement ot the river for, navigation. (5) Damage is periodically caused by floods In the river, but the cost of an efficient' flood protection . system would; at the present time be out of proportion to the. amount of damage caused. .... You are further , notified that all interested parties have, the .privilege of an, appeal from the conclusion of the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, a permanent body sitting at Washington; D. C. to which all exami nation and every, survey reports of this character are referred. Parties desiring to do so may be heard an ap peal bythe Board either orally or in writing. Any . .statements views, or arguments concerning the necessity for the. proposed improvement1 which tbey may wish to present for the con sideration of the i reviewing "officers should be forwarded to the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors, Southern Building, Washington, D. C, in time to-reach the Board within four weeks. from the-date of. this notice. If oral hearings are desired dates for the same may be ar. ranged for by corres pondence with the Board; ' ' Should you desire further Informa tion in order to assist you to prepare your argument on the subject, yoif will be allowed access to the 'report oh file In this office. It will be understood, however that all information ! so- fur nished will be"' for -personal use only and not for publication:' 5 ' ! You are requested to commun-ccl the foregoing to any person kncw.i L you to be interested In' the' r'impro. mehf 7ahd-: whOr-not beiilgkno w'n t c this office, did not -receive , a copy oi this communication; ; " i ' Very respectfully ; EDGAR JADWIN Major, Corps of Engineers. Engineers Office U. S. Army. Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 21, 1911 Mr. Albert Cannon, Horse Shoe, N. C. My dear Mr. Cannon: I have the honor to acknowledga the receipt of your letter of the 17th in stant, and wish to thank you very much for , the information contained therein. ' - f -, My trip on ; the. upper French' Broad was for the purpose Of making a pre liminary .examination only, in order to see 'whether or not a survey was war ranted on the. ground of improvement for ' navigation Under ; the terms of the direction of Congress I was not authorized to make a survey, and con sequently I regret that I am unable to furnish youwith a map, as request ed. If you will apply to the Director of the Geological Survey, Washington, D. C, for maps' . of the 'Tisgah" and Asheyllle" quadrangles, you , can ob tain the geological ; survey; maps at a cost which I think is only 5;cfents per sheet I have carefully investigated the question of flood prevention, and do not believe that anything that could be.ddhe in the -jvay of clearing? of snags or overhanging trees, or excav ating at Big ; Buck Sbpals,. . would have any -appreciable effect. " The ., high water discharge at Ashevllle is over 30,000 cubic feet per second more than 50 times the low-water discharge and I think the ratio between high and low water discharge in the vicin ity of Horse'ShQjeVls ;af legist as great; I. thing an estimate of 15,000 cubic feet per sfecond tor .the:;; high- water dt-; charge .at" Horse Shop would be con servative.: If the total width between banks"' he' taken "as 150 feet', "and the total height of banks at 10 feet. thi3 will give a discharge arc between banks of 1,500 square ,feet. 1Q order for 15,000 cubic ft? per second to pass; through this area ;6u; will readily ?ee thatjthe average Velocity would have to be 10 feet per second, j The slope existing is not sufficient to give this velocity, consequent - the banks are bound to be overflowed. The actual velocity given by, the slope in the sec tion from Brevard to Big-Buch Shoals is "only about 3eet'per second,- and with lOrfoot banks,, feet ; f apart, only 4,500 cubic feet pefsecond could be ; discharged between yjbanks, ,In many places between Brevard; and the head of Big Buck Shoalsthe banks are only 80 to 100 feet apart; which would make conditions sUll worse. In slifflt;JJicconmtIons3Vhlcn-causc.yonr floods are ,due r tne jreairiciea cuaa- Woi ; iioiiff ; the- stream; and 'not at anxjaxe.jQCalltyi. The effect of removing snags, over hanging trees; and, the old. spur dikes would be' id increase the : channel area very;; sightly"; and alsoi tomakevit smoother, and this would tend to ive it a greater-discharge capacity; but the effect would 'be.too slight to be no tlcable' lh Jprevently floods. The effectiof an Vork at Big Buck Shoals would be purely local, and could" not possibly affect conditions at Horseshoe, and above.. , ,ry f T ;Thi leaves storage reservoirs and leaves" as the only other methods of flood prevention to be considered So far as the River and Harbor approp Hationst are concerned, y leaves and reservoirs can be considered only as incidental to an Improvement for na vigation; and I think you will agrte with ine 'that the cost of , either sys tem, would be so great as to render it out of the question in that connec tionv ' -. . I ; .,; .-. j. v- ,! r have written you at some length on this subject because I know now much you are interested in the wel fare of your valley, ana i trust mai I have .been able: tQ;make the niatter clear. If; I. can be of service in any way ! should be glad to hear further from you. v i; s Thanking you - again lor we lnior- mation I beg to re main, V;.-- Very respectfully.', , ; r v '- W. IL ROSE ' Captain, Corps of Engineers. ...... ...-r, T-t-T lis ' -'' 5 ' I J - I' '.111- I HOSTLER WM ADS 1 BRINGS RESULTS TYAHTED A seed; miller, whe can mike good mal and grind rye and build up the custom of . a' mill. 1111 lrs kouie .is much superior' to the average has garden. Apply; wltb raferemces. Wbl' E. Breest, Brevard Ul Us, Brevard, N. C 12--2t rOB fliXB filailhigr already ut up at $1.00 a load. Call at Ed wards Hardware Oo or wring 40. ,SBE WttSOJi'S TTUiDOTT : 8feial Sale 10 and 12 1-2 cts Outing redased to 5 1-3 cts per yard. LOST Two small " black pigs. Re ward if returned to 319 3rd ave. W. . HiLersoHville, N. C. . ltp t"6r Sale Three good milk cowt See V.'C. V Shepherd.r FOR SALE Three good milk cows. See V.C. V. Shepherd. LOST A bunch of keys in the Bal four section. Finder will please re- tura to Lott's Shoe Store and receive reward. CHICKENS FOR SALE Eight white ' Plymoth Rock hen.. Will each."-- for f White Legons. Applv V. '1. ..j . 190. ' . cro:". :;:.' '" -;-' "' TV--r "Merau jl: i.-.v t.ttin. :ii-:t-"fl j ". l c f tr -' :Vo . J. : H. RIp- r-.y an J v.-fe; ' An-Hli: il.r llipley, dated noi tgagea 24, page 492, in the office of thet Register of Deeds for Hendersou cpunty1, N. C, being broken find the debt taereby secured, being ,due and said mortgage,- or deed of trust, and the powers therein contained, on :ihe twenty-sixth (26th day of December; 1911, at 12 M. at the court house door in Heudersonville. N. C, we will sell at public auction for cash the follow ing described real estate: Lyinf and being in Hendersonville township, Henderson county, N. C, be ginning at a stake on the north side of Acaderiy ' street ' " (no w" ' 4th ave. W. T just 17f feet east of . Blythe street, and runs With Academy' street west 177 feet toj Blythe , street; . thence south with Blythe street 365 feet to a stake, corneriof Mary F. Ripley's lot; thence east with her-' line and the : course of her line 177 feet, more or less.rto a point due south of the .beginning con tainirigwo (2)"acres, more or less, and embracing the improvements known as the Ripley residence, and be ing the lot whereon the said J. H. Rip ley and. wife resided at the time of the execution of the said mortgage , or deed of trust Reference is hereby made to the recool hr&abef6ref ref erred to: Book' of Cortgakea Mi Pa?e 422. This thb 16th day of November, 1911; i FRANK A, EWBANK, . ) Trustes. B. A. HAGOOD, I f. Assignee. Shlpp Ewbaak, Attorneys. CoalWood & Coke Ws hav a lot of select dry oak weed 'cut in stove and block lengths Also plenty? of Jeelllco Lump' CoaL Tenna. nt.acrite Gas Coke. 1 AS- Coke and In fact anything in domes tic fuel. Ve eel the best money can buy-V L - Phone 143 iLSh L tf . -mi Laundry I c e and Fuel Company fOUilR year thatwill .please - most : every one. Come ':: jl-witfi -5d- '-3-" 5. rr'v''mXl. "XiV " -tL-t r. . '. 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