The Asheville Weekly Citizen from Asheville, North Carolina on April 14, 1903 · 4
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The Asheville Weekly Citizen from Asheville, North Carolina · 4

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Tuesday, April 14, 1903
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THE lEMMtftf KLY CITtZCM TUESDAY APRIL 14 1903. ThtSemi-WceKlyCrtiicn BVBKT TUESDAY AND t ylt ...jlw ts Hnui , - .M Tm Month .... Look at the LabeL , The awll iar bM ra yor -kr U tU yon whM ysur Mbvcrlp- Uo eaytrM. Watch Ula ut tin te iatw k(or that t m m aot to Ma Mr aanbtra. OUR CLUB RATCSi Th BomiWwklr CUUcn- Om Twr, fl In adrsnc. x Months, Mc In advance. Throe Month, tic in ailvjiic. Th stoml-Wackly Cltln nl the Attentat Cenrtltatlnn (weekly); or The Wrtr York World tthiic-week-h-l.M. Tke Semi-Weekly CHIn aicl Homo tM Fern (ml-moBthlyj-tl.ll). Tho toml-Wockly Clttsen. the Weekly OoMtltutloa end th Sunny South (wookly) on year, IL7I. Tho Setnl-Weekly allien n4 tho ABMrleti Agriculturist, both for Ismlted tim only, on dollar. Th AmoricM Avrloulturlst la tho frost- for armors published In thli TUESDAY APRIL 14. 1903. Decadence of the "Short" A Reldavllle Rpeclal to the ruielgli Poet conveya the startling Intelligence that owing to the ojralloii of the Watta bill "ahorla" have been withdrawn from sal In that neck of the wood a. Noting the reduction In the number of aaloona from 22 to 6, the dtapatch telle ua: They have rained the price on their foods ejtd th consumers are paying; th additional coat. Heretofore five-cent drtnka have been sold nt the saloons but now nothing less than a ten-cent drink la diapenaed from the counter. And thu the Morally Ftunted Beta It right In th neck! W have alwaya had our suspicion that th Watta bill was not the unmixed blessing that many Imagined, and th above fives proof of the fact. Ftrat flaah out of the box It reduce the number of fin mllla 400 pei cent and Increase th price of liquor 100 per cent. That, too, in a free, etillitht-tid country where corn and truat-buatln' la auppoaed to be popular! Th next newa know. If intuits keep on at tho preaent rate, corn liquor will he th favorite beverage of th wealthy and folk of ordinary mold Will hav to content themselves with ehampaitn and other mmmahlne drink carrying only a email per tent t alcohol. . When you tak away the "short" you take away that upon which nine-tenth of th buma of the country paint their noaea and upon whlrh the oilier tenth frequently ttpplo themselves to a kkI-den maa of humntilly. Also being the bail of oclal drinking umotiK certain classed, the wllhdrawul of the "ahort" from the market la likely to largely lessen th cnnaumptlon of In-toxlratln drink. Tho man who hereafter Invite "the house forward" for "a round" muat plank down HI cent per, Inatend of the nie-tslv nlcklc thnt baa heretofore aquiired tho iiccount. Protection For the Birds This being the season of the yetir when blrda are nest Inc. and there being a tendency on the part of hoy tn many communities to hunt and destroy th neat and tn of the wild birds thereabouts, we would call tittotitlon ta th fuct that the lusl legislature passed a stringent law, known ns the "Audubon bill," HR'iiriKl surh n practice. That act make It n mlnJcnicHimr. punishable by a flite or linprlHonnietit "to take or ?ieedlenly dextroy the neat or eggs" of blrda or "to kill or catch any wild bird, other than game bird, except aa permitted l thl act." Thla law will bo strictly enforced not only by the regular officer, but by special game wardens and nil blnl-lov-era generally, and It would he well f? thoae who have teen ncimstnmed to wantonly kill bird or destroy --their ncsta to bear the fact In mind. The verdict In the Ttley case hn been confirmed and 1'tley, nh 1 riM fo belong to "a rich and influential family," haa been taken to the n(-tentlary to begin serving bis fivc-yeim sentence. When -will our PupiTlne court come to understand that audi treatment la rewrved for only th-poor and Ignorant? Kor a gentleman of nbimrhntl offt'-e-holdtng propenaltlc the lln.-TI'"nin Nathaniel Hill aeems in be ttlint th-limit Having gone down last fall In Inglorloua defeat a an Independent candidate for chief Justice, he I now ruatllug for the omce of mayor of Halifax a town of SO Inhabltanta Ther artm-ompenne -.for belnpH aenaational Inxthe pullt. The Itev Len O. BronnhtotK for cxaini le, et a trip to Europe expenao of his congregation n AOonla. .The old- faahloned gospelNprca anything or 'Th election ofNjon-ln-lnVxItollliis a State chlrmanat (ii-eMjliro Thuradayu'Rhl will haVe the cffecKpf (Uicr never cot nutting a large-site crlinu In the tuiW;i,,sl i nut-It is nw due to the pet- of averal amR-le RepuPUcan lead- rahlp booma lha prcpurlng to gt buay. Th Hon. Marlon Uu!Kr give It out that be waa present tnTSrenstmrw In an "mdvlnnrv canacltv" iltKL Yet TRCre la lime nouui -inji lie wvnm havsTa..a. AVHUn' ftai'kU had "the ehalrmanahlp"la n the slightest dis- poaitlon to come In TWMiim-uon Betor-, they aaw" l'rlt. InPTT-i . 1 .Inrl-I., ... "that tired fetding." There's inwsj thing like 194 more l "'enni. Th Hon. J".i3Vlley Shook doesoi .Mem to have been successful in httch-lmt his boom fOTcbmrnltteeman-to the tail tat of Son-in-law-Rollins' chair toanahtp wagon. -'.; -. ... '"""--, ' - And now TtSa right upto-the Hon. Tom Bollins to show-Uat h is more than chairman In nam onty mnnm vi iiit-iii iiiti'i urtiik.j m iuiiikpi; . mm uiriT um oe room lor Mtfler-that would be done tn that son-in-Uw i nc.. of oppiniou as to the proprieiv of ;( alaAf.- But when the tlmrciime and j preacher visiting resurts of question-th ex-Bc-nator aaid the word, tt-w-cyt aide character in order to get infortna-through unanimously. x ----Hiuiinn which to base a aennon. no uu- - jrvueTtedH'rhoii --4io rends Uev. .;,W fcnpe'hat- thi.'Sait new J anlMsaieJj-irtatenieiit In tmUy a pa-reading President Rfmscvell spwibe I'er and the-siwtr-HuMched bv him. are not beginning to be afflicted wult-t-C" fm't ' 's re-Hlgiummiuglour The Pay of Teachers In the annual report of the auperln-lendcnt of the Ajthevllle city avhools aeverl ..;'-s are devotef to a disi'ua-rn of jl:iriet paid the teichera, and a table ts given allowing the nvertgc SMl iry for n;le teacher to be, and for wm.a n il 11. or an average for both sexes of 1(35.27. This include aur erviMir. ror prim lpals the maximum salary paid waa JH'JO and the nihiimum wis t"7. Kor grade teich- ers the silurW-3 ranged from JljO to 2240 a je-r. The reirt adds: "As our teacher work at no other bu.lncsa than teaching during th year and hence receive paynientfUMir no other eoune, the a vei age-pf Ire i-er day for men (coiiaidrrrog 300 working day to m. yesfi wua 12.11 and th it for mnl.30. While we know thnt the board of education has got for the teachers every cent it could. It cannot, by any stretch of the imagination, be said these salaries are adequate. Kven the highest salary received by grade teachers H450 a yeiri Is not an overwhelming reward for faithful rervice, when we reniemlier that it calls for some years of preparation. It Is true tht the te.i hrs earn thl .ilary by nine month of work, but that does not imply that they are able to enjoy an Income from some otherl work during the three months of Vaca tion. On the contrary the problem of earning enough In the nine months to live '-during those months and have a surplus for 4lw"Vacjlion Is a very seri ous one with many teachers. We have no doubt that most of them woul" rather take three months more of work on salary than the three months of vacation without pay. Hesldes. many tearhers do really work at least anoth er month for nothing, for that la what attendance at summer achools comes to. Forr time since the New York Kven- ing Journal. dlsi UMslpn; the pay of teachers, pointed out that the average coachman was paid ITift a month, with hla board, and the average teacher in the country I47.!!i per month, without board the coachman being responsible for the cure of two or three horses, and the teacher resimnslble for the future welfare of forty or more children. The Journal's editorial was reprinted In the Tribune of I'nlontown, I'a., with thl comment: "When you consider thnt the average teschers' salary in thla county Is much less, and when you consider that the coat of living In Kayelte county ia at the very maximum, it Is no wonder we poke nut as boldly a we did. There ha recently been Treated a new officer at the court house, whose duty it will be to aee that the janitors clean nut the cuapldora, etc.. and we aee he la to be paid 70 per month, and twelve months In th year. What a slKht! Worth 1140 per year to see that a few cuspidor are cleaned, and worth $240 tier year to educate vour children! God spare the spectacle!" Whil It is hardly fair to compare the pay of a rejular profession with th sslary attached to a political job created to reward some "worker." still th fact that women teacher are paid ararcely aa well aa good cooka or ftrat-clna house maids, shown tho indifference of the general public to th supremely Important work of teaching children, for teachers lot only tetu-h children, but Influence them foc llfe.X Of course this iirnment Is always met with the objection that teaching with most women Is merely a makeshift and that thev are gbid to gel It a present ailarlrs. While this is true, the truth of it Is largely due to the fuel that there are no rewards In teaching to make It a ltf work, it those engug-e1 In It are fitted fnewther wntk. It Is only because tenettlng la a inakenhift that It' is poaalhlo to tiecuie enough teachera at present, snltrles. Tulll wc get ready lo pay teacher Vnorp tlinn coachmen and unskilled laborers, we must be ready to put tip with sonic shortcoming. X, Nevertheless, the xel nnd energy displayed hy thn great jnSjorlly of the teichers under discouraging -conditions sre a wonderful demonstration, that nil rood work Is not done for hire, even In !hee times. The Petrified Man' Again' The. ltutlierfoidlmi Sun prints two K'od pictures of the petrified ivxntlenirui who has bcMi ro i ivctilt" -ugllaliug thU section f, the country. 'I Ik pi' turef leave no doubt (if I ho genuineness of th gcntleh;,in In question, hut Till fditoilal laiaxiaiih eltTe where in the yuinc pitpcl tiKKili iuIsch the qtciUion of the gen-tli'mun's authenticity aa a North i.'aro-nnit pioduit. The editor of the Pun Some years -eo One of ItiMse petrind gentlemen was cxhtblti'd In itulhi i ford ton. (ii wan i rjir r7.'.-i ii hecn duir up, If we remember,- sotu;: where along the t-hln valley. There was a bullet mark nbonr- the irauluin I'ctillH'd people seem ail to died from violence. Severn I years after that wo saw the same ini'Jvu.tml. or auothri edition of him, Tn"HVao Texan;' nnd though he boren his unfortunate person th" fame Idettllial death-murk; he wua advertii"cd as baying be-n resiir-rected on tile bialiulc bdiks nf tie K .'xoa " ' - - -X I'aunot Kiltor WUHIe go nfer lo lire-rartl where "Wie aforesaid p. g. Is sill to lie offexhTnittnn, pasa on h!in i.n l t -1 1 a ciulous and ai:xe.mly waiting publl' whether he Ik really the eauuL.p. g. Ih.iV was afttrcllniti. dug up In the Ohio valley and later-tUtmed tlie banks of the liraxos as his home? The Winston Henilnel makes such an Investigation almost absolutely necessary bycrounttiig the alleged loimnnY of the aforesaid '.prg. us printed in thl paper aoine days aso, and ad ling: Thnt I how the Isle runs, but It ts dreadrvilly iNjinmonplaee and trite. T!e entli-m"'rrwBj are possessed of "th" Ktval est litid nnthe new centurv. and moat ...wonderful -curiosity in the wlh", wide world should turn off theli wdvssriiaLnsr -agent and get one Rifted w ith some InVirgluatton. Thoae are nuel Insinuations. aTTopwT rinetc-tfcnn-inan,--w'li'we solid reputation Is atStaktaa wen us to un anxiously w-altliig'Srtsjjjhrit these .veiled charge 4?e either erlutirojhcj hevond question or ie promptly ehaniPTt44e,i as the netlou that lags afteo truth If the petrified gentleman h is formed the habit of being dug ut in vaiiuus part -of the country, we arc entitled t,i know It. and If he has never U-cn in ov-por been killed by his bated 1 11 a! wc are cmitled lo kuuw that too. .1.. ...... .... . .... no'-tsijii" nunc serious llnirf -a, iMssfhl.. moie serious t baTr--.iiiss mlsiake qginenl. lie neither pTm lived deception Trthe inmates of the piacca visite.t nor did Tre-rHcek iuforiua iirmon w men to navel thetiTttusl ruieq tirruurt, lis mu: appear to hav innugnt. TlioUBtV-joiiie may, reganl Mr. Siler's action as-rH-vadvised.ajjd cenainiy w:is out of the TfrdlQarv linn, uhn fc. . , " ai'luaiineiHJUareo tn,T in-130,1 such a llneVrrtild wtth his work can for a moment doubt that he waa actuated in U'bjMhe moat wwuiy oi rnouvt , . , i -. An Interesting Experiment ,Many communities of tho Fouth have found their resouncs fettered and their liroret.i stifle 1 by the presence of thnf.ier iie.ooc.ond in the rolutinn of the situation two oAjestlons h'ive be-n presentelr (li I!ow to get rid of the neg;o; ami (2) l.ov, to got along without him as a Itt.orcr. Ah experiment designed lo supply a solution to these i;esl ona ia at.out to l-e tried in Horidn. A company, known as the Moithland comtmny. biwocen formed (it Is fi.lly.e4u4ppe 1 with money and ha s-nriefiTircs or bonda to Belli Hiid--hrrff taken over an immense tract "of land near Pensacola. This Is to be plieel under cultivation, and within Its conlinos no ncrro will be permitted to live, either is land holder or laborer. Mr. J. V. Hell, a (itizen of Pensaco-In. be id of the tompany, in an Interview printed In rerent Issue of the I'ensacola Xer, s. says his corporation "la nor acting along lines suggested bv sentimental. ie.;ous or political proji-ositloiii:" theirs Is a huKiness enter-pitse pure and simple, based on the conviction that a company win"" be more prosperous nndnKtre successful without the ju?ro than with him." He iiddsi-'The" lompany la not animated byHiiy hatred or prejudice, nor intol-er.ince-nf raee, religious need or KI1-ttis; it Is proposing to work out Soiilhetii linmignitinn nnd the race problem nlong origin il. nnd what I consider o:ily rational. lincV That this always has been and r.l-ns must l.e a white man's country is. he fays, the central Idea of the scheme. In support of which ho quotes Mr. Lincoln's words: "1 am not now, nor ever have been. In favor of bringing about in any way the social and political equality of the white and black races. There is a physical difference between the white and the black races which will forever forbid the races living together on terms of social and political equality." The lands on which this experiment Is to he made are described as being the hirthest In altitude along the Gulf: the air Is mild: and the Foil Is unequalled for the production of sugar cane, rice, cassava, hay und the fruits of the temperate and sub-tropical zones.. A town, tiateswood, his been eslahllshe 1, a rnllroid la to traverse the tract; churches will be erected for different religious denominations, public purl's, public libraries nnd public schools will be established. It Is propose I to people this place with good, hard-working Immigrants, the only conditions being that no anarchists or labor agitators will be admitted to the colony, nnd nhove all no man with a drop of negro blood in him will be taken under any conditions. I if course the experiment Is most Interesting an nnother attempt to solve the race problem, but also. In view of the growing scarcity of labor In many sections of the South Just now. Its attempt to solve the labor question will be watched very closely. If the exiierlment succeeds we shall gain from It valuable -Information on two of the most serious problems that now confront this section of the country. IteHr-Admiral Oenrue K. llelknap, whose funeral wan held at Washington hUindiiy, was a mighty sturdy and sntlsfai lory American and a line type of'dhe Yankee sailornien. In his day of r duty hVaw service in South American. Africail and Asiatic waters, a'hd would u doubt have been heard froiivlii th Spanlsh-Amcfbuin wir had he nntvhcetiNretircd by the iqeromble law four-yeirs before that unpleasant -nevs hroktoit. He has been appropriately described as "one of the last Hulls uniting the stfel navy of Iiewey Willi I' the-wooden bnvy of the 'stout old eoinino;!nres"'-. Business Demands Temperance In course of a romninnleatioii printed i:i Sunday's Cillxen a errresjnmdenl remarked: "The e,ieat cause ot tem-(. oniuic Is one of education,, and requires time." lie might hac adde-i, "It is ih-'o a tM.ttler n' business, ami Ibis fact lias lerhans done more Hun ;ill Hie leisl.ii mil to make n:en aolier," I hit c th" .ilulil .. to ron:aiiiie n;oii' 01 le's Lukc qininiile'S of liquor w;is hiii-sidere-l e rt ol the ceeessary ni:;k''-up of j;enll"n':in. llae-nlv. that dn h Hi p.'l-irre-tjjiil tl has p issi'il peeallt iubn' sen' lie.eTTl haa been edin atej beyond so low a nt.inilanl. tiiu e it i as rnusi'iere I as nothiiifr r-ttiiesl a man's busiiiesa u.-el'ulm.'S'i that he-iiii'l; occasional "quiet nips," even coi Mrunk" when not on duty. T'rTtaWia ilso has "passed. The II J now Is for "finer ' b'en lit H Iiuch .of business. Clo. e competition ilen:aiitla I lint ll:o 1 1 1 1 , i , i . Ml. 'II I t their 1 c ;t. i 1'y 'inking i"mi Hie vi"H r-f tct. Keni-e it net physe-ally. q'hi. '. net at his best and to re oKiii'.e ihe sks fiT snber men, men ;'lt Mt'vidy nerve. SO' I of lob you please '.Villi l ie ir 1 in A I'V'V f"r nr.v inil one of too first inquiries that will Inn' k "-'I'oes Icj illiuk?" Il" ytiu 'o that vti.'S It. " ,ot oi.!y ii the so ial wo'dd d''in.'ilnl-tin; sol-er i,t n but Ihe hiii:iess iinvld 's Mi'iK'ln lb" lirltik habit an abi-olute bar to tosition or pnimot ion. Naturally lb'" sentiment, which is I h resull uX Cji.'Ml ion on the subject, '.i i s wroucht i von'Iei fut rhaiuie In the wor ld, an I it is lust along this line that f the catiae of temperance has made Ibi gre-itest "and ir.tjst permanent advances. Wonders Become - Commonplace . ' . Airolii; re business -iinnmmcc-i York paars Is one mci!ti-Ufc the lo ii elTeeT N. "It is eatirelv iVitbiu, the ra' ge of I'lobabilif tli'l before theetiit'iilion "f nnother twelie n.oiiihs uniformed Marconi inessenuer boi s will be as jror.'.niOn in business thoroughfares ar, t h o s eoT-rhe c-alib?c o i n p 1 1 n i e s . ' ' How fast the w oTTTTTTTove-aJldhow rapid is its progress! Not ro tnaivy months to the rear of us the above would have been i.-sanled as the talk of a crasy man. Now it excites small ivonder. ..Though of course still far of peret t;in. wireless telegra phy "w-tBKiscir " estnbbsbcd as any of the great si'tc;HTrttst-Jjicts nt.d prtnei-I'les that m c ..m. ide tiifBfsrs--iif all our l iise activiiies and ewl-ulatlr Ihe future, it is predicted that within the next si months New York and -M"!!troal and perhaps other cities on ihe Allnntle -.i'ou;'t will be supplie ! with long-distance" connections and regularly equipped for the handling of omuieivial wireless niess.iges betwei'n the 1'niied States end Kngland. J Also on the Pacific coast the cable rocentlv complete! from California to Hawaii Is being .extended on to Manila, It Ik eMioeto.t that tile Philippines will he In ilircet telegraphic communication with ths coui try bv July 4th. h as far baill as 1 ST3 Admiral Tterlwiun. t"oTV-bicp-sea soundings w ith a view ,tnTtT--lmTluTTig--A to Japan. iVwodv the'idriwuiijueier TfflitHdi! the at that time knew of the existence of these Islands ' ' ' I ""'"" .".i-im r- ur BIM illlV hrnnhrl , . K .-1. 1 i V. 1 imibt-Jiaye di ,. 1 , . . n-.i b laia-woulJ . have been acoffed at asj ignorant an foCThtdi-Jlet hvr,e we lire wjth i stable oependem-rtre ! long!- tud of Asia, and in lesa than three months, if ail goes well, we shall hav a lonr steel cable connecting ds with tt Is it any wonder that in view of s'jch ai hievcrr.ente of modern science and industry we have long since reua-e I to doubt the rosalbility of any undertaking, however ImproluMe or stu- I e.i'ious li may rcem '.' LocaTTaxatioti and Schools The Tennessee Legislature baa an dor consideration a bill m-ikine it com- pulwiry for the counties lo levy a tax sumcient to run their public school six moniiia in in year. The Memphis .New says the state auppiernents i- the county school funds very --materially and Its appropriation this year ha l.een doubled by the present General Asremblv. "Th addition only amounts, about St) for every hundred children, and thl will not prolong the school term more than a mouth even in the poorest of these" rural schools. It will do very little good therefore unless the counties shall make a corresponding in. re ise. " Mow to iiec ure brcal taxation has always been the knotty problem in the aubjed of public education. If Tennessee can find some way of inducing rural com munlties to supplement the general public school fund It will have about solve 1 the problem, for when that is done the schools will he open for nine months In the year, public seniment if not me law win comiiel attendance, ever- child will set an education and the Ktate will mak such progress and enjov such prosperity as she has never dreamed of before. An Intelligent rill nenshlp Is at the very foundation of all great development. In another column of today's paper we print an interesting article regarding North Carolina's iinqmsed exhibit at the St. Louis World's Fair. It is worthy of careful readlnu-. There have have been so many expositions of late that many Have grown Indifferent to them and their Importance as advertising .Hut the St. Loula ex-poaition Is going to be a genuinely stupendous show. Its magnitude represents the culmination of two great fuc-lois of American life advertising anil government appropriations. Kithei alone accomplishes wonders. Togethei they present an Irreslntible combination, and tine that upsets all our piisl calculations. North Carolina must by nil means be renresented there. The communication signed "Consistency," published In another column ol today's paper, was written by an aged and pious man who takes much interest in church and temperance work, but who is ever bold In speaking out when he thinks things are going wrong. His letter is worthy of careful reading and consideration. ,--"' Orntlficatlnn nver the decision of the Anti-Saloon League to "co it alone" is Htlekirir out visibly over the whole anatomy of the Republican campaign managers. The Slolies county man who has been "projecin " with a flying machine has turned his attention, we arc told, to Inventing n machine to cut plug tobacco into chews. Quite a come-down, thisfrom n soar In the clouds n ( hew of tobacco! TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE - WALiER RALEIGH MONUMENT It is announcedthrt-a numlier ot people from Winston , v. ill tour - the State this Bummer ijliiPK an cnteit lin ment consisting ol f Mbleatix nnd dialogue illustrative of the life and time-of Sir Walter ft.i!iuh. Its purpose h to nr.nlst in rnisim,' fubds for the erection of the monument to Sir Waltei I'.iieich in Itale'gh. It will le under the direction of the Federation of Woman' clubs of North Carolina, 'flu tour will begin at Winston on Mawl? and close nt .Raleiuh on the 24th. Charlotte, Salisbury, flreenaboro and Durham will alfo be isited. A ROSE BY ANOTHER NAME. From the News and Observer. It would h ive beeir more j!ecent it: I'rlti bard to have .ru( the i li iirinan-ship bimvcir and iq eply ilelied public sentiment than to :ietend to resign his ixil i l i . I bosehip bv utting bis secjitre in In i Miin-ir.-i iw's liandM The nhlicaii siluaiioii will be a perpetu- il flinch -HudJji !v shoiv. Jeter will bull th" strings, MTiTTTtoHnw-bows be-no.- the fonlliKhis. Ilollln.". is I'ritcTP a I'd nothing icon' nor less. At the meeting of ihe Grand Cmmell Ifov il .Mcaiiutn oi North arolina lii,l - t4ii.VJ.ilson I i -i week, ell the oh Vi;1i-iuvi w C o "ireT-r tflv The rext meeting wllboj;.-: at High ToTrit-the m ond We'lne'day 7rf"Aprll. ONE LIVE MAN AT EACH POST- OFFICE TO TAKE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE SEMI-WEEKLY CITIZEN, LIBERAL TERMS TO AGENTS LIBERAL CLUB RATES AND A $50C FREE GUESSING CONTEST FOR SUBSCRIBERS. SEE - LARGE ADVERTISEMENT OF SAME ELSEWHERE. . ..ADDRESS: THE SEMI-WEEKLY CITIZEN, , ASHEVILLE. N. C 44444" 444444s 4 TO Ol lTSrRCKIBEnS 4 We appreciate jour patronage a:id iinvnlso ynn tiefore many more issues to -make the paper felly lit per c-ni Wter than It Is tv'ti now. To i'el Ilits will cost us a gTervt-ileal of money, out w take plcasure-iujqenlng it In an effort to give you m0renil mors for the n.oney jm, psy ua. - N-eHv-f0l.svjijik 1:1 return Is thnt you watch when yourTttbacrJp-4 umi expires an send m your renewal without waiting for ua to go to the great expense of sending bills to each one. We regret that some of our subscribers have to be notified more than .once that their renewals are due. " This Jja hardship on us and we sln-crVUalJptht an who have rot heen an"rf?intH;aathey might have been In the past"-w-H-aiw make amends by seeing that ilieir subscriptions are kept paid 0 In advance. Woods Seeds .. i. We ell Wood's fVed exclusively. Have them fresh and with f.? AGENTS WANTED V i.i'n!liri?" l4heU Wood'a catalogue prlcea. fmtnl . Ur3nL H nriTIiri VJI ull -1 lOH I IUt.jr NORTH CAROLINA AT THE ST. LOUIS FAIR! E-Hir of The Ci'izcn: Will North imiin. r.. it ..,.., tj--Hrr -'J . . ...;V ... the St. Louis Kxpositieirr a question, by-lhe-aciion of the action of the Gener.-I Assembly, ia left to the people of the State to determine. To enable it to do and tu there show to the iople of this country and of the Hid World our matchless industries and resources, particularly til possibilities of our mountain seclioii the people of the " fciale must contribute the sum of ten thousjind dollcrs; is it f such when lie "broke up" ther party; i worth our while to take part in this 1 but, nevertheless, the effect, however project and our quota of thatjgaod the cause may be ,-lm-ohibition), i amount? While of the opinion thatwM be the sanie,-to-wit: "Kilhng the; the General Assembly erred - in" not i goose that leys the golden egg." The making an appreciation auffie'e-t to great cause of temperanoe is one of ed-1 allov. the, makii;: of the exhibit, end ucation, and requires time, patience; Lelng-decidedly .opposed to calling on j and perseverance. It is the great work-our licople for aid. where a few Willi of the church, and until the Chrlstinns. have lo Lear the burden, we consider the object of one of such great Importance that it Hhould not be allowed to pass; that the interest of the State in Ihis matter ia tio great that we cannot afford to remain absent from the exposition without ut least an effort being made to correct what we conideran error of the Cenernl Assembly; and so present for the readers of The Citizen the following views in In I ( advantages to Western North Carolina to accrue from a representation at this Great World's 'air. In a recent publication, referring to this section, a writer says: "Kurope may have her Switzerland, the West its Colorado, the Pacific coast may glory In her Siena Nevada, and British Columbia In her Cascade range, but nowhere on the earth is there a region more "icturesquely, more charmingly beautiful, than the mountain country of Western North Carolina, poetically known as the "Land of the Sky." "Turning to the material side ' of North Carolina's natural wealth, we find that in addition to her enormous , majority of the Democrats of Asheville forests In which grow 153 varieties of ln lti aild l;m therofore carry the prl-natlve wood, she produces 177 varieties j man of minerals, 20 kinds of gems, and more mice and corundum than is found in any other State: gold ia found in workable quantities in 28 counties and 121,700,01)0 has been minted from the products of her mines since 1800; cop per, sliver, iron, kaolin, and an infinite .'uriely of marbles, millstones, soap-stones and granite are profitably mined or quarried.". The same writer, referring to the entire Appalachian range (of which North Carolina forma no small part) says; "This mountain region alone can furnish permanent employment when ful ly developed, for a population twice aa rreat us that of the I nited States today; standing alone it has combined wealth of soil, climate, minerals, for ests and dynamic forces to sustain und employ a dense population, Incomparably greater than the resources of any other region of like nre i. About it, on ill sides, Is a country needing ihe surplus wealth It could produce, arid able to give back products needed In exchange. The only limit to the growth in wealth, w hether In its amount or the .upldlty In which It can be created, is the profitable exchange of surplus pro- r.iets between people employed III dif-rerent work. Distance Is the friction the lost power of commerce; the nearer to each other tho various resources can be .vorked up for exchange the smaller the loss; compact growth is coucentra-cd work; with the proximity of Inex-'inUHtihlo independent resources which 'iiitiiiv has -iven to the tfoulh, it has :.he rrenteat advantages over the Old World countries', 'hampered by the lonff naul of food products nnd raw materials. Here then Is n Held of profitable work anl investment, governed only by he one plain and Indexible law of permanent growth; compared with it in magnitude of advantages any other Held in the world ia airbill." Reviewing these extracts as briefly is possible: It would be hard to Und i mountain region more beautiful than "The Umd of the Sky," and viewing 'be scene from any of the high peaks, where r-iiige after range of heavily for-"stod mountains parallel each other Pke waves of the sea, where interlacing vallevs. rich in verdure and w'th un-" numberel water courses, are seen on ill sides., who that knows ought of the country. T it past and present history if tl.e development of 41s resources ami ;oilusliic:i tint have h ndly "begun, can !ou!'t for a raomcit that -"lie.-e then ir i 'b l'l for profitable v.o:k and investment.'' Noi until well in the SOs did the rail-nynTbpeHtdtc.thls section; mark the ievelcqnnem since 17erTT-tmiuji.Jt tells 'he story of tl e wealth still lvingdoir- mant in the mountains: Vanilerbilt at Xs'ie'.ilic, the. Tnxiiwny company in Transi ivania and others o;i the Mur-nl.y branch, :dmiv what can be made mH --of-.the. ii'ouulaiii'i and vallevs and rtvem of tl.e ""t-md-of the.. Sky" by the' wo; f-r investment of cuplt itfo'thr uo:-ld nl I'lge; th! however, is but il'.i'Teirmoing. -t- In "North Catnl!ui.riiid Its Uesour-" nhlished hy the SfiTre Uonrd cf .Vrrioultuie in U9fi. rererrlng on piiTfesI '.'I a:vl :!l to this section It says: "TheT omuietion iMi.l connection of these! Ii I'lcrrln" to railroadsi and the open-' iug up nf thla. i-ei-lon, so rich in ovl- ' l"in i's of undeveloped "Wp-ilth. ih ui!iv, regarded as the first and-moat imper ative dutv of the MateMinen of North C'li-iiini. " The f-'tato t-'etritnrs and Rprcsctitn-tive In Congress can greatly aid in tho 4etulcipinen; of our se-tion by urging ! action on tncApfwIwliKiul'ark hill, this project will he of great help, bu' It is a scheme of such magnitude t';nt thev will re ;uire the aid and co-operation of members from other sections. If we can succeed in securing a State exhibit nt St. Louis, this section can have ?i prominent place lli the picture :hus prPsenU-4 and there show to th. Senators.... Congressmen, government officials, capiiallsts nnd investors of a'l kUids n ha; we have, and by obj 'ct lessons iirercut our case in stronger light than can be done in any other way, not only an tn the proposed nark, but in ! every other resieet. SALt'DA. A FOOLISH POLICY. From the DiirhalrTTterald? " - :"-- It is of course none of our business,! yei an Know that the last legislatu'e was favorable to temper nice lerish:-tion, and it would seem to us that the temperance people could not now af. jeoparrtire the Ieniocratic party locally. That parry Is much stronger than the temperance movement and if it ix jeopardised nothing can be ex- pcc'p'i at ts hnnrts. - --, MMTPHEQHER OWN UNCLE. Severat yei rs MgiO,Titrhll u ffm,'. n young woman living in Korsvt ty. in.irrie'i her own uncle and several children resulted from the union. A year ago the couple were notified that their marriage was unlawful. The couple separated at once, the hii'nj 4 and uncle taking the 'children. List nee ncenwe was Isntieu, for the mar-,ri iSe of the womnin to another man t-otmnon lVry. --i. Juksohvillc. F)n.. April lfl.M,,ttle. I.011 Smith twenty years of age. and "Nick" Butler. 18 years, were rirn..nA today In the St. Johns river, near the Florida-East Coast Railway bridge Thetr bodies have not vet h Sa-uii- -- A GREAT MISTAKE OF THE ANTI-SALOON-tEAGUE Editor-- -TIic Citizen: Although I no politician. I am what Judge 1 , ,-, -1,, 1 1.1 f.l ; Democat," and trust to continue one.j Hence I would warn bromer uen.u-' crats of the danger we incur in antago-nisinjr the Iyemoeratic principle of primary elections, which we hale to set up for many years, even to the nomination of I'nlted Stiles Senators by this method. I do not-think it proper to designate nny of the: speakers of l.-t night us sore-heads. " j any more tha.i Sir. Cleveland was of the land have moulded their fellow citizens Into a public sentiment which will susiain is worse than useless, because demoralizlrir. to pass prohibition laws, for they lead only to "blind liters." that la to peculation and fraud. Let the earnest workers of Hhevitle make haHte nlowlv hoi! their work will be far more likely to accom-j pllsh lasting good. Good citizenship; surely does not consist in breaking up "root nnd branch," the great party of Asheville and thus cutting loose from the fellowship of our entire Slate. Are Democrats prepared for this? CONSISTENCY. THE LEAGUE AND THE PRIMARY Editor of The Citizen: The membership of the Anti-Saloon League, they say, amounts to more than six hundred and lifty voters, DO per cent of whom are said to be JX-mocrats. In the election iast fall there were not over eleven (hundred votes cast In the city for any uemorraue canjin.'te. inis n-qng irue, 1 the Anli-Faloon lenzue must have a Why don't they try it? DEMOCRAT. "A dose In time saves lives." Dr. Wood'a Norway Pine Syrup, nature' remedy for coughs, colds, pulmonary diseases of every sort. A household necessity Dr. Thomas Edectrlc oil. Heals burns. cuts, wounds of any sortr cures sore throat, croup, -catarrh, asthma; never falls. Hives nre a terrible torment to the little folks, nnd to some older ones. Easily cured. Doan's Ointment never fails. Instant relief, permanent cu:e. At any druir ntnre. r.O cents. "I owe my whole life to Burdock Blood Bitters. Scrofulous sores cover ed my body. I seemed beyond cure. B. B. B. has made me a perfectly well woman." Mrs. Charles Hutton, Bervills, Mich." For the Farm and Garden When you want anything In the way of l-'arm and Garden Tools remember our big store on the square Is where you will always find hlcli uiiu'ily and for the least prices possible. Our aim is al-w sya to i'de :i t'.v.-.t v.hich sives beat satisfaction. Rakes 20 cents up to 90 cents Spades 75 cents to $1.00 Garden Hoes 25 cents to 40 cents Lorifj; Handle Shovels 50 cents Short Handle Shovels 75 cents lee i';e lli!"'.- Corn Pl-uit'r with fertilizer attachment ft - on lell 'll I t.ille 1 .nut i i1 :' f iler. Asheville Hardware Co., On the Square Phon5 87. WONDERFUL 3Sy tfeciai 'arrangement we arc enabled to ofTer the Americaw-griccltirist the UaiiHg grKultnral wekiy oVXSk JUiiidJe and Southern Status, in club with this paper, at airexeeedinirly ow ligure, The Amehicam Acricultukisi is ORICINAL. PROGRESSIVE. Its Farm Features, iXft f Stock, Dairy (nr. Horticulture, Poultry, Market Gardening, sod otlier topics, rritten by Practical and Sue tetstl trmrt, supplemented with7rfniiaM y ablt artists, combine to malt it tnvaluabuj to those who " farm for a tiling." Tit Latest Markets and Commercial AgrkuU tare. Crop Xeforts in their season. Condensed farm AVro, and Letters among tie farmers ant Leading features In which the Amxricam Aosici.-LTfRisT is not excelled. It hasreliable Special Correstondeuts at the General and Local Market Centers all over the United States. Family Features: f'Zlfc ionsfancf Work, The Good Coo, Talks mti tie Doctor, Punle Contests, Library Corner, and young folks Poge, com bine to make this de. pnrtment of as much raluemd interest aa most of the special Family Papers. - THE MAGAZINE FORM. comet out with a neat cover, so to 40 pages. EVERY FARMER ntfta this levrnat bmw if will hetp tn makn h firm mof -f monxAftLc 1. 0OTt The Field, Live Stock, Dairy, - Horticulture, n . .1 . ruui iljf -Veterinary, Floriculture, Apiary, Entomology, Hew to Buy, and How to Sell. A Simple COPV ' " A','CAI AolcrrnntsT will be mailed to you by addrewinj r r- American Agriculturist, 5a Lafayette Place, New York. OUR SPECIAL OFFER. Tl. , c:5Tr T . . iiie oemiwJ?4v Citizen. $1.00 me American Agrictiltu Our Price for Both $1. Old Subscribers may net the benefit of this offer, by S :t rtheir Ascription is paid aheSd and ?hen rVtV ln j! lv coiner Citizen, with a request for the - i t i - : TKtr irpra'- 11 n in ii- li 1' " ii a -v , - n It Is indeed High Art to produce Tine Clolhlns at the prices usually paid for poor ntuff, and that la Just what the St rouses have done. Ti.e Rondo, made by them usually fit us well as, if not better than, wdiat-your gub;l tailor .furnlsl'.es atf'twlctt the price. The lining, trimmings, etc, are nearly up to what fine tutiors use pot quite. They niino.d make two blades grow v here or.e gi-ew before. In that "they clothe a gentleman WELL and ln late rtyles of c'.otli and of cut at practically !i,:lf price. H. Redwood & Co. 7 & 9 PATT0N AVE. ' Old Hickory Wc.gons, Oliver Asheville remarkable for the variety nnd Interest of Its tents, nd is undoubedly'Afci and meet freuti-catjoitmot of its kind. "the readers of ih's Journal know Its Yalna. No ivords, therefore, descriptive of U are D.euU4 la this aonouaccmeau PRACTICAL. EVERY HOME wcdi tali toaraal tataw It vill m.k. It RBIORTBR aa4 SaTTUS, lievfants Kitchen, Dlnlng- Rooms Parlor, Fireside,, Sewing . Room, Thettudy- For Old( Young, Married, Single. tuu year Tor the Semi-Weekly American Agriculturist. ; I1 tl vt nst loo i .

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