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 - STATESVILIiE, 3O, 19O2. State Senator Wilson,...
STATESVILIiE, 3O, 19O2. State Senator Wilson, ol Yancey, Killed by HU Brother. , , Asliotlllo Gazette, zu. : State Senator Zsb Wilson, of Burosvillo, was f hot and instantly killed by his brother, Hiram Wilson, Saturday. ..'-. . The cause of the shootide was an argument about a horse trade which so angered Hiram Wilson that he drew his gun and fired. - Hiram Wilson-owns Wilson-owns and operates a still on Cane Creek and has the reputation o£ being a high tempered and impnlsivo character. Immediately after" the affray,.lie surrendered himself to the authorities and is now in jail, at Burnsville to await au investigation. Both men aro sons of ek Sheriff N. M. Wilson and are well known ia Yancey county. The deceased is State Senator elect from the district composed' of'Madison, Yancey. and Mitchell counties. It U rumored that the murderer bas committed a crime of equal consequence consequence in.tho past. It is said that he killed a man by the name of Hon- eycntt several years ago. · Article No. 2 of the State nonsti tntion provides that if vacancies shall occnr in the General Assembly by death, resignation or otherwise, writs of election shall be issued by the Governor, etc. Thns will the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Wilson Wilson be Oiled by nn election by the people. The issnacco of the writ is made mandatory both by the constitution constitution and the statute. . JUDGES AND TtieINCOME TAX. : The Chairman of the^Crfrpo'ratton Conunl*** ·Ion Intlmatoa That Judici Will Be Forced t« Pay the Tax..:. ;£j\ ;.-- · . ' - ; . ; . . . . . " - ' · . . . It.has been hold in this State for years by the legal authorities that the salaries of judge's.(and other State officers, for that matter,) aro not liable liable to the iucomotsi ou. the ground that the State constitution provides that such salaries cannot be increas ed or'diminished during the official's term'of office;, and^ is argued that to impose the income .tax -oh .these salaries would be 're'duoing the ofE dial's salary during bis jer.m of office within'tho moaning ;bf the constitution., constitution., · · : ,, ' · : ' . : ' . , v^; · . A year ago. last summer Attorney General Gilmer, following*precedent, 1 rendered an opinion ithat these sala ries are not liable to .the income tax for the reasons stated, and a large number of able lawyers agree with him. Abont the same time Messrs: ArmSeld '. Turner.; of Statesyille, then connty attorneya for Iredell, by request of a tax lister, rendered an opinion on the subject. .They held that salaries of judges and State officials officials are liable to the income tas bnt the salaries of Federal officials are not, because the latter are exempt by the Federal statutes. Numbers of may be wrong, but must stand they are overruled in a legal way. We are glad to say that these men can. in a short time, have, rights passed upon by disinterested judges and that we will be corrected if we are wrong." " : HOT INTENDED TO BE PROSPEROUS. Dr. Wiley.Thought in the Lone Ago That . North Carolina Was Not Intended tor -· mcrclal or Industrial EoterprUci. Ashevlllei Citizen: ' In conversation with a Washington Post reporter the other day Dr. C. phonso Smith, professor of English the University of North Carolina, called attention to a quaint sentence that ho had found-in a work by Calvin H. Wiley, founder of North Carolina's school system. Though it has not been so very many years able lawyers have agreed, with the opinion o£ Messrs. Armfield Tnr- ner. V : This year, the corporation commis sicro instructed tax listers that the salaries of all officials'; State and Federal, since the sentence was written, it now sounds liko an extract from history of a very remote period, shows what tremendous strides the State has made in indnstrial development development since Dr. Wiley's times. This is.what the good doctor wrote: "Any one who will view the map North Carolina will see that this State was never intended by the Creator to be the arena of commercial indnstrial enterprises: by placing sand bars along onr coast God in providence has protected onr State from the demon of prosperity, and served it for tho things of the Commenting on this, Prof. Smith nsed those true and appreciative D. was lady, of

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  1. Statesville Record And Landmark,
  2. 30 Dec 1902, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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