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L XXI, NO. 1
HENDERSONVILLE, .N: C. THURSDAY, JANUARY,"'. 1914
$1.50 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE
'.. : May every Day : '
of the New Year be a
. r prosperous ' ; ;
and happy one for you and
yours is the sincere
It? Mutual printing '(Sampmtg
; PUBLISHERS OF ; - . ' ' '
WESTERN CAROLINA DEMOCRAT
"' AND FRENCH BROAD HUSTLER
EFH C. K00T DIES
. " WHILE IS THIS-CITY.
Founder of the Woodmen "of - the
fcVorld and Had Been, Traveling
y Through: the South. ':
Lseph Cullen Root, founder. of the
Idmeri of tne Wor i'd," and sovereign
mahder f ' that organization, diod j
ae St John otel, Wednesday nighti
iwinEan" illness ; of few days.
achiai trouble , was givea "as the
ofhisath- Harry Robt; a son
e deceased, Was atthe latter's bed.
at the tiincor'hls passing The
I.;hasv; been removed to Omaha,
th.e honlo oi the "deceased, for in.
jr. ; Roothad beea traveling: in the
ih in thvrjnterst of th -organiza-
hiche iQunded and he ;cme,
? a' short time ago to attend the
?tern North- Carolina district . as
bly .. He had been ? in poor health
several weeks, but his condition
; not regarded as being serious
El tne latter part or lasi weeK, wueu
son was wired to come here. The
asf.d sank rapidly and for the past
days his friends realized tnat uo
i not recover.
Root was widely known in fra
..t circles-. His duties as sover
commander of the Woodmen took
to cities of various states to con.
with members of the order, and he
( regarded as one of the leading
ers of fraternal organizations in
United States. He has performed
duties of his office in a most cre
le manner and the news of his
sing will be received with keen re
t throughout the country. - .
l addition to. his connection with j
Woodmen of the World, Mr. Root
prominent in Masonic circles, be-
thirty-third degree Mason.
0'S GOING TO BE POSTMASTER
ewed Interest Shown After Xmas
n the Coming Appointment of a
tenewed interest is being snown
ce Christmas in the postofifice sitiia.
a in this city which it is understood
1 be settled within a few weeks.-'.
fio definite information can pe learn
although it is current rumor that
re will be "something doing? very
ortly. The various candidates are j
ry busy these days getting their en-
frsements in line: and other prelim.
Irkis for the final . hearing . before
H is generally understood that Con-j
cman Gudger has stated ;tha at
proper time he would consider ,
candidates claims and give them
ch a fair showing.: ; ' ' . i
sontleman who Is thougnt lo.pe.m t
pst touch with Gongressman Gudger
t wade the statement that the post.
Cco situation in .Hendersonville hi
Jn settled and will be made public
right time. . - V ' .
Th;9 statement is only one' man's
pinion and just now a great many
'"iuus are anoat u ionr tne streets.
Tho naming of a new postmaster for j
endersonvillo will he awaited with '
- keen Inter. Ht by the many : patrons ;;
- this city. v v -O - C;
7 r. rJ v
f- Mr. and Mrs. W J. P3-cr,ah of
apel-HHi.- havo .bn visitins thfir
.f-1 ring the holJdayg: Mr. and
tlt ThV ror 1, home! Mrs. P-M
grson and daughter left Tscsdaf for
o urn ca noma i ax kills wo.
u MAM'LAIMED TO RE HIS WIFE,
Robert -Willard, Said to be of Gold?.
Uoro Arresied n Cincinnati for vj :
r . . Brutal Deed. ?
f . Cincinnati Ohio, f Dec. :, 30. Robert
M. Willard, who says he Is "a magician,
yesterday "morning shot and killed a
; woman registered as Ms wire, and a
yearold;girl. :He then ran; shrieking
through the streets flourishing i fevoi-
er..J Later he was captured on tho
suspension bridge trying to. reach Cod ington,
Ky;vt ; 'try'lv v'y-ii
v When.jWillard registered at tho. ho., .
tej I he, engaged in - argument with thV
woman! ? ; After hi3 capture-Willan.1
tc( divulge his.wife-'s namevacd-th
claimed he had never, rnarried lier. r
It is thought he was a 'member of
a theatrical company which left-here
last week. - " : .
Willard was in his - underclothes
when he fled through the streets. ' H
knocked down the bridge tender who
tried to stop - him. : He was finally
caught by policemen. .
SN APS PISTOL IN FA CE.
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Negro is Said to HavD Aimed Pistol at
Young Seals With Intent to KI1L
Jack McMinn, a negro, charged with
sr.appping a loaded pistol in the face,
of young Goi don Seals, son of Mr. and
Mrs. M. E. Seals of Fletcher was bound
over to Superior court before Squire
Frank Smith, who held court in the
court house here Tuesday.
It is said that the negro came to th'
store of Mrs. M. E. Sealsand asked to
6ee a pistol belonging to Mr. Seals
which he wanted to buy. Young Seals
unloaded the gun and handed It to the
negro. In some way a bullet - was
placed in the gun and the negro isal-
leged to have remarked, "Look howj.
easy I have got you," and he theTivpul
eO the trigger. The gun failed' tago
off, possibly saving the young man'q
life. There was no, misundstanding
among the parties, except that thd
Seals had refused credit to the negro
on several occasions, previously
CITIZENS BANK DECLARE SEMI
ANNUAL DIVIDEND OF 4 PER CENT.
Condition Said to be Best in History f
Instiation--WIll Carry a uooa un
divided Profit Account.
The Citizens bank will issue checks
January 1st, 1914. to its stockholders
fn, payment of a 4 per cent semj.an-
fon of the d to
The m any previous
a g30d portion of the earn-
ings will be carried as undivided pro-
xnt ay hu:
ENTHUSIASM AMONGST ODD FEL-
j - ::yy-. -'LOWS.' -' :"'. "
1 .mhprs of " Ochlawaha Lodge
T O O F.; report a very largely
Sengeir ball on ,Tue3day
More than 100 were in at-;
greatly .1 edeeT r Rev.
talks Z Hood. J. M.
M. Stopp. Br:
M r, : Holtzclaw -and. others.
f2z lister M, L. Spmant'of ;RaI-
the nderf 'of The Pro.
nn ! suc a - lh:Korth
t of irood- theletate J der Kin?
r . ... it u if i. w. - . - i . . . -
J Tri the" laudable efforts , it ,u?;
Fiendish - Negro Alleged :To Have
, Committed Assault on White Woman
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j Posse of Fletcher; Citizens Finally CatcluErb i Lance who is
in County Jail for Safe Keeping.Tnlk of Lynching.
. . Rockwooda small settlement, two
n.iles from Fletcher, -was the scene oi
oce of the most horrible deeds- fever
perpetrated In Henderson l county,
tviien Erd Lance, a young negro 'about
2u years of age, is alleged to have com:
niitted an outrage upon the person of
Mi sCarolIne Cook, a respectable young
white - woman; who7 is a -widow with
two' small children. Mrs.Cook's con
dition is said 'to be extremely critical,
today; - " . v . -
- The dastardly- deed occurred y last.
,Vednesday afternoon, about 3:30
o'clock at the home xf Mrs. Cpok who
lives about -two and ".one- half miles
f:om-' Fletcher. ', The, negra came to
the front door of. the house in which
she was sitting near the fire sewins,
and asked .'her far a drink rot water.
Mrs. Cook told him that there was no
rater in the house. .Before she .'could
move, the negro had pointed a' loaded
I shot gun toward, her and demaoided
heir submission to the awful outrage.'
; The young child of Mrs Cook, real iz-
edUhat help must be found ; at"onc.
ran but of the house, when the negr
began.: beating" her. mother, in the head
unUl she was unconscious; and catne tn'
the; nme of Mrs, Mary , Gildon, : wao
lved about 200 jards away. .. V -i
vM'GhdWcame" hurrying to it
home of the Cooks-and found the negro
NOBTri a4BbLIHA ABICmTECTS
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)po lai itrtJon .of; - Board " of i
'l', 'Sta'e Association Will Conn
Here June 3rd and 4th.
The following telegram' has been re-,
ceived in this city from the ofScIal sec
retary of the North Carolina Archi-;
tectural association and will be read
with much interest : ,
. Durham,' N. C.
Messrs Myer & Stillwelh
Architects, Hendersonville, N .C.
ivina in lwuoa w, oucru i
anu yourselves xo nuici .ui iu vaiuuun
Agricultural - association meeting at
Hendersonville has been accepted, date
July 34, 4th, 1914. .
W. C. NORTHRUP,
NEW PARCEL POST RULES.
Public Service Will be Promoted by
. Material Changes.
Important changes in parcel, post
regulations including , reduction . in
rates and . increase in v maximum
weights, were approved by the Inter
state Commerce Commission. The re
visions, were made upon recommenda-
tton of Postmaster General; Burleson,
and in a' majority of cases are effec.
tive January 1, 1914. Books are ad
mitted to the parcel post;' weight lim
iarefincreased in the first and sec ,
ond iones from 20 to 50 pounds, and is
all zones beyond the "second from li:
to 20 pounds and rates are reduced in
the third, fourth and sixth zones. -Reductions
In Rates. -
The changes in rates to.be in effect
January 1. 1914 follow: .- (
To reduce the rates for the third
zone from seven cents for the first
pound and five cents for each addi
tional pound to. six cents for the first
pound and two cents for each addition.,
al pound. . , ... ' '- '. .
To reduce the . rates - f or the fifth
zone from eight cents tor tne nrst
pound and six cents for each addi
tional pound to seven cents for the j
first pound and-foiircente
To reduce; the rates; for the fifth
zone from nine ' cents for the ; first
pound and seven cents for each addl-
nal un4 to eight'centsrfor th
2nne from 10 cents for the first pound
t.- - - .. .
and nine cents for- eacn aaainonaij
aDamne ." . - , f
nnd to nine cents for the first po.una
-.-2. --;' -nV fr-each -additional
c . - . -
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BIBLE CLASS. TO ENTERTAIN
;TaeMen$: Weslev-Adult Bible class
of the First MeiodisVchtrrcU give
a social enter inmentin the MethodUt
rvrc TV ridav.' New Year's evening.
niirinsTthc evehing" delicious Tefrosh
rr.nt' will r-e pe-ve-1. All men inter
ested in this : work :will ' receive a cor.
'dial welcome; " "
still in: the .oiise. Knowing that sh
was ; powerless to Interfere with- tJv
negro she - returned for her brothei.
Jchn- Geldon.v " ' . '
. Mr: Geldon had heard the cries of his
-. . ... ,. -. . ,- . . . - .
sitter for help and was soon near the
negrowho by this time had' made' for
his escape, from the. scene. of his bru
tal act. ' Bef are-getting .'out of sight
thz negro Lance - shot three ; times at
young Geldon, hitting him in the head
with the last shot from his. gun.
.:'Ai posse' oC citizens living near the
scene quickly; gathered. and had theJ
negro been caught - that -, day, there
would have been a lynching. .
- After a thorough search in all tho
woods near by the posse divided. The
next day the' a negro ; was caught by
deputies C. P. McMinn and J. R. Gos
nell, a few miles from Fletcher, on the
Southern Railway track. :"
- vThe negro was T kept under heavy
guard all through the hearing held be
fore Magistrate Frank; Smith.of: Fletch
er.1 who bound the -negro over to court
and had himl placed in the Henderson
county jail for, safe keeping. :
Excitement ha5 e?n jronningvat
fever heatt "inu Fletcher section ever
since tne' detd j was , committed and
tere 'is etlll talkof -lynching; the .negro.
Sheriff Drake is taking. special jirecaa
) tion at the cdunty jail against possible
attacks irpoa the jail. - v v
THilES US SUCCESS.
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Western Carolina Democrat,
jHenaersbnville N' C.";j "
Gentlemen: . - ". . ; T -
I have your' favor of the 20th instan
and am herewith enclosing my cheque
for $1.00 for my Bubscription5 to Jan
uary 1st, 1915. I have pleasure in do
ing this.' : ; "Ji '. .
In. this connection allow me to con-
, gratulate you, and to thank you. lor
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people of our city, county and state.
Itrust that during the New Year you
may ha e.the support and backing'that
your paper merits. This being fco
your success, and tne puDucs gooa
fortune, are assured . '
With everygood wish and mu9h re-
I spect, I am,
' Cordially yours,
; MICHAEL SCHEXCK.
THINKS IT WORTH THE PRICE;
: House of Representatives,
.Washington, Dec 24,l913.
t Editor Western Carolina Democrat,
I Hendersonville, N. C. - ;
My dear Sir: : -
. Please find my check for $1.00 pay
ment of subscription to January 1st,
1914. The 'high tone, and extensive
new-s carried by your paper, justifies'
tne advanced subscription to $1.50 per
wishes and Christmas
J. M GUDGER, JR. v
J A WORD OF PRAISE.
. ': ;. Savannah, Ga Dec. 23, 1913
Mutual ,Printlng Company, :
; - Hendersonville, N. C. -Gentlemen:
; Enclosed please find my' check
(?1.00) dollar to cover your bill for
;one years subscription to your paper
'-frc-DO. January 1st, 1914 to January 1st, j.
1913. It is a pleasure always for me"
ro pay this money as I enjoy, reading j
nil that is : eoing on in Henderspa
lor raewuM" . v,r,t
.i iftw -Averv nreeze inai (.-ouice nuis-'
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rtTnr nf . hpr hauties; I love every
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' 7 1 . k n ink k mci v v.uut fcfci- -
tiea hoi" noorip&fl wrvmHT. -. - . ...
fies her peerless women.
;your, tpwn;;etc,, i(anr - ?
' . Afnnrfnv Kth fhft Blue RTdge Cream
orv will J Pommen'e delivery of milk,
cf'eam and butter' to the doors of cail
up.- Thone 1G for any inform.
tioti. Adv. t ' . "
Whatman Advertiser has to say about
Ihe Mutual Brinting Co.'
Gentlemen: I want to coiigiatulate you upen the excellent naper
you are getting out. It is a credit you and to the city. It is--the
only pqper I have used In my advertising this fall and my. husi.
ness has been almost double that of any similar period during the
7 years I have feeen in Heni trsonvflle. v
Tour paper evidently reaches Henderson county. people for I at
tribute my increased business to niy'extensiTe advertising in The
Democrat, to the values I hae ghen the people and to .the people's
. confidence in me and in your valuable paper.
Wishing you' a, prosperous fKew Year, I am v - - . m
. " i Yours truly, -
: ' - v. ; .
- H. PATTERSON.
FRESIDENT SWAMPED WITH
LETTERS FROM MAXY PEOPLE.
Will Only Give Attention to the Most
Important' Before He Betunrs ; ' ;
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Pass Christian, Miss: DC. 30.--A1.
though the solitude of the president is
courteously being opservea by the- res
idents here,: the .people -over .the Unit
ed States; are "flooding him with mail
and as a jesuit" the president is "devot
ing more'tlme than h eexpected to cor-,
resnondenSce.' t DrI Cary ' Grayson tho
president4 is Slowly --Wfildent:nerspn:
dent ils ;slowTy improvmgbnt necda
more" rest, r "it Is's'tated .that :hereafte
'A the presidenrwili refra&; from ttttendV
ing to any, except tne most important
communications. ' i These hitherto have
been few here. , .". - -" , '
Many persons.-desirous of reaching
president by letter have sent communi
cations here, knowing there is no largj
force of secretaries to handle the mail.
The process, however. Is mcch like
that at Washington, and only urgent
letters are referred to the president.
Hie bulk of the correspondence, cov
ering requests for engagements, en.
uorsement of candidates and similar
matters won't be given to the presi
dent's personal attention until he re
turns to Washington., Then they will
be systemalcaUy condensed for him in.
customary manner. Among the tho u-
j sands of letters received here many
enaorse various ua.uivco ui
membership on the . new federal re
serve currency board. , These won't be.
considered by' the. president until he h
back at the white house, 'i u a.
BONDS SOLD IN CHICAGO. .
City Bonds Were Sold at largest Pre.
v mium in History.
: T Although instrumental in getting ; a
representative in this city the Peoples
National bank did not actually buy the
the' cfty , bonds sold here last" week aa
-was statea m tne last' issu UJL
paper in the headlines of a story print -
Ad.. - -. - 1. . : 1
rm.. Tk-' M,,tri'T, a .nnitiTranv hml-
ers of Chicago had their representa
tives in ; this city to bid on the bond
through the efforts of the. Peoples Ni
tional bank. ; . . ;;. ' . '-. . . ;
There were several oth?r bids-made
- on the bonds.
The next highest:-bid
i;as' Toade tliroTigh the First Bank i
Trust company of this city:
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NE WAL GT YEN SUBSCRIBE RS
WHOSE SUBSCRIPTIONS WILL
EXPIRE THIS MONTH
i HBWl.UJJUun-iui v.
: tjt month of January or prior to nv
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-anon any one of our, :iaanj-suDsen
- TO i 4.14
eis. iie-iBUM..:iMMicj.- w8wp
Mr, u:. ; :r-:
; o av. 1 :
rieant it, every word.
;! ! ?silriTf' thsi- renewiunUl' the 1
we wish ta eapfcaeise izzt Urcssc: :JVesbr,sm3ply of deeds,- mortgasss
rinftiv n 01 cerore tee uij i te
t'reTTrtw on Oieir papen If ey
5 tf rtv" under. the eld raV; -
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riendersonTillf, Dec. 2, 1915.
"THE HEALTH TRAIN AS
- V. -A STIMULUS TO SANITATION,
ine. value or the health train, now
being employed in some states tb ed
ucate the people on the value of better
hvefm and. RSfnitntkvn. 1a nnrtmihtrt
it. givcB uneu lusuuwuu in personal
and community 'rygienlc principles,
and the printed reports of . the inspec- :
T i- X . , .jj j a : i
f ment v - This: is , i
- through appeals" to
accomplished . , both
local ahd through
ukbi inrown on BDeciuc aeiects. - iae ;.'
bl3te-5-,rd,-cta!! ii srrr -.t5:usan:-
thraugh the state. touching i at .many.
ajt'thefc TectureeVand' -the exhibits con- i
wl . i- W.Ik - AWm. ' X ... f A ,. Y ' f- f. :
net I .'fi wji ri iiik a a lriK . i einji l ..
uuuuugB ot many v viiictfies are tjet tut
II 1UW GUU ucic. x lie ucaiui uuivci noo
aiptioiTiff' sl mcmc- nnt me- mes-were
pttpnrtiTifirJto business in the nn screen-
arcuna town., mis particular wwu is
net likely, to be. proud , of this repor, .
ana ho hoalth nfftr&r will nndoubtedlv.
nesin ru ciean uiuiks uu. iu wuhosj,
IU LUIS Ji t W 1.0 ail4 auuut auuiuvi w .
"This is he - most all-round sanitary ;
progressive president and health off
ocr r.Mrnrt hv a .srilendid sanitarr 'ii- T
timent." . In many places, it -was found
tt at the health department "was act? y s
and efficient, but was not supprrtea
by the proper public sentiment.; This :
is the chief shortcoming of most;
places, on the part both of the citizens,-
and of the city or; town authorities
who failed ta vote sufficient: money toj
f' R-nit3rv measures effectio-
ly.- 1 w nue . tnere - was no mi-cxiLiiii v '
being - hypercritical, the truth .vas
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plainly told in the report, and without
health train and the report on sanitary
conditions will work a great improve.
rctent- ' Michigan, of course, is not
I .liffntvmt in th?R rpeard from Otner
i states, ana
the report on conditions -
there would probably apply almost ex.
actly to any state making" a similar in-
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train, says The Jou rrial of the Amerf
Aj?fip!atirr: is a modern invention-
ttftat should be encouraged- V v ;
ALDERMEN" TO PROBE- CHARGES ;
; - AGAINST JUDGE ADAMS,
i To he Completed This, Week Police.
I . Jo&e Sinsl7Jf: li, :
.i AsneTilie. im. uec.i.-iuuaj':"'-
w.'tness the completion of the inyesti-
' f Kt TWnnln? Of, tJie liiOUirV miC IUC'
v -.;.: : , . . T r
official "actions 7 oi . Juage : . uumua
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vHroie request we awermea aw:
::--j .:..:: ..'"--'.-a,..ii:j..-'
:rxe'ta?.-.toTestlsauon. - i5owj.. ueui.w
Twill be. onen to. the public.;.;. Tne. proo ;
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rtuctef v'&r thtf raembers of: the' police
- ,rr- "nomnnfflt-iinstier
iC'-- . ;.;.: "-::";.T::'s:;:;;:'
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v for the uplift or humanitj.