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U ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR H EN D ERSONV ILLE . N . C. THURSDAY, . SEPTEMBER 5, 1907 VOL. XVI, NO 85 fl If! n5 Wheat irv enderson The possibilities of wheat raising in Henderson county has never been given the consideration the subject deserves. Judging from the results, obtained by Air. A. Cannon, wheat raising here should go a long way towards making the farmer prosperous and the commu nity independent of outside flour and bacon. . ' ' : Mr. Gannon has raised this year on 1 6-10 acres of land, 67 bushels of flue wheat, samples of which, may be seen at this office. ; - On 81 acres he raised ; 220 bushels. The weight per bushel was 631 lbs. This is the eleventh year Mr. Cannon has grown wheat and the lowest aver age during that time was 161 bushels to the acre. ' ' Referring to this subject, M. Cannon said to a Hustler representative: v "I understand that Mr. O. A. Hbbbs is goiag to erect a roller mill in Hen dersoaville, and that being the Case there is no reason in the world why ev ery farmer In the county should not raise wheat for all the flour his family may consume and a great many could raise a large proportion of the amount that is consumed in Hendersonville, thereby saving many thousands of. dol lars to the farmers of the county which now is being sent out to other sections. There is no reason why any farmer should not raise, by broadcasting his barnyard manure on a small area of land, a minimum of 15 bushels of wheat to the acr, and with a strong probability of 25 bushels. "By using fertilizer of a high grad6 when sowing his wheat, and in the early spring using a weeder or small harrow, sowing clover at the rate of 10 lbs to the acre, and by rotating' his crops, he ' would bring his land up to a high state of cultivation. ' -. . v "The clover furnishes the nitrogen, which is the most costly ingredient ot .. the fertilizer wnjch the farmerjmvs---1 "Let tbe farmwtgSfup..? add jbowTa suS&lwv amount -f wheatlhis year In iY lectiona of the county and make a practical demonstration that wheat CAN be raised here as successfully as in any section of the country.By raising foil We respectfully call the attention of housekeepers of Hendersonville and the surrounding country to our most Excellent Brand of Copy right Flour. hisbran most every first-class Grocer within our bor ders. It is white as the driven snow and contains leavening qualiti es superior to any other flour offered in this market. Every sack is guaranteed, and we stand behind the Grocer who handles it. Ask for Copyright and have no other. THERE IS NO BETTER MADE Hendersonville Wholesale Grocery Co, Distributors our wheat we can use the bran for feed ing our cattle and the Bort8 for raising bogs. And if the farmers would adopt this plan they wold save not only their flour, but they would save thousands ef dollars ' In the purchase of Wealern bacon." ' : Hon. I. C. Chamberlain, who lectured so delightfully at thejopera house, in a personal letter, says: "Home again witn many pleasant recollections of a delightful trip. Hope we may be so happy as to spend some time in Hender sonville next year. " : m m Pleasant Hill Graded School will give aa entertainment on Friday, Sept. 6, beginning at 7:30 p. m. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school library. An excellent proarom has been arranged, and a pleasant time may be expeoted. " I Know a Little Stream, The following was written by Mr. C. H. Doing, of Maryland, who .received hia Inspiration from M, S. Farmer's de scription of the beautiful streams of Henderson county. Mr. Farmer is now a resident of Washington tho his heart is still , in the mountains of Western North Carolina. I -know a little stream, far back From human habitation; A stream that makes a shining track, And throws its murmured musio back. In ripples of -elation. A blithesome little stream, that winds Among the reeds and rushes; ' Through alders gray and wild grape vines, ' . Where willow sprays and eglantines A harbor maka for thrushes- Between its fern-fringed banks It fares Its liquid notes back throwing, -Soft as a maiden's vesper prayers, And tender as the wind harp's airs, In whispered numbers flowing. Bright little stream! How oft I've trod The paths besides its shores; O'er moss and sedge, o'er sand and sod, With liquid music every rod, As down its course- it pours ' . V How -.onK . bright stream, : andLflowJng. ing, "T""-' . Though I'm no longer near you, Fond memory to my heart will bring Each , whispered note, eaeh cherished thing And so I stil! shall hear you: te- ffrl W opyrn got opyright opyrng i t Sensational Affidavits ' ', "It is rumored" that affidavits of 'the most sen sational character aje being prepared, or are already prepared, reflecting upon A prominent -people of Hendersonville who have been active in the Chau tauqua mix-u p. ;-;'r''v y ' . There will be a shaking of family skeletons which will be good reading for. people outside of Hendersonville, but bad for Hendersonville itself, it is alleged. . V ; - Some of the most" prominent men in the city, who are absolutely disinterested personally, believe ij a compromise should be made, if possible. Some efforts toivaro! that end have been made,, unsuccess- -The Chautauqua, r; ' The Chautauquas are over for 1907. At the Opera House, Polk Miller, drew the best audiences of the entire session, the house' being practically full at both occasions. His entertainment was very good indeed - The Auditorium drew big crowds all during the week, and certainly the peo pie got their . money's worth. Some of the artists there remarked Chat nowhere in the whole country was there a Chau tauqua which could show a list of at- tractions surpassing those which have appeared here. I Broffghton and Taylor J Broughton and Bob Taylor drew the largest audiences at the Auditorium, Tbey are about as opposite types as may be found. Broughton said, before his lecture, that any man who said he had been bought off by Dr Btrouse's lied. He said it emphatically and repeated it and got in a few remarks about liquor sel ling in Hendersonville which made the audience sit up and take notice. ' 8ehator Bob Taylor was simply ; fine. HeeldtEehig audieqcealmofitlo- h) Hand, moving them to laughter ; or Tto tears as he willed. He prefaced his lecture with the remark that Dr. Strouse deserved the loyalty of the peo ple here and the remark was heartily apr-1 vc'f d. fat He cembined his two lectures, The Fiddle and the Bow, and Castles in the air, and certainly no more .'enjoyable treat could be possible. He is one of those very few men whose audiences re grets he aoes not talk an hour longer. He said he was just 21 years old that night and certainly not one of his aud ience felt one day older than he at the end of the finest lesture ever heard .in Hendersonvitle. "The Best the World Affords" , One of the best known ministers of the Gospel in Hendersonville put it ap tly when he said that the recent sessions of the Chautauquas, had afforded the people , or Menaersonvme an oppor tunity thbear and see the "best the world affords." As he said, all one had to do was to pay a purely nominal price, and go in and listen to soma of the most noted men in the world. . Bob Taylor, Polk Miller, Prof. Wood land, one of the worlds greatest scien tista and his marvelous demonstrations of liquid air andv wireless telegraphy, Spurgeon of England, besides such men as Youna, whose skill is almost super- naturalr and TBpedoo whose pictures caused many a hearty laugh, haye .de lighted Hendersonville audiences, dur ing the past two weeks. "The bestthd world affords"has been brought to the people of Henderson ville, The cost to them as been nominal. Wonder if it has been appreciated? Loving Cup Presented. . (Saturday night at the Auditorium, a liver loving cup was presented to Dr. Strouse. Col. Pickens made the pre- entation speech in . the followinje words: - Dr. Strouse; bj the favoritism, of the citizens . of Hendersonville it is made my oleasant dutv to sive tou a f surprise I know it to be a surprise, be ause of the high assurance I have that, ; however, much you may know about many things, you are profoundly igno rant of this incident of the Chautauqua of 1807. i "Now, sirsby requestor many citizens ' of Hendvrsonville I have the pleasure of presenting: you this beautiful cup as a token of personal regard; esteem and confidence, and expressive of the high appreciation of your services in our mountain city. "And this testimonial Is accompanied with tha highest hopes and best wishes for your success through life; and when your labors have swept you beyond the line that separates time from eternity that you will have, a triumphant en trance into the paradise of God with Him and angels to spend the ages of eternity. ' - Dr. Strouse replied briefly and fitting ly, stating he had received many valua ble gifts from his different Chautauqua Ass mblies,but from none one that he valued 6o highly as this little cup." God knows what an finish I have suffered during the past two weeks. I am as innocent 'as any man in the world. I same here a stranger. I have done the best I could. I wanted a grtat Summer Bible Conference and Chautauqua here, but my plans were never allowed to come to fruition. I will be vindicated in court as I am already vindicated in your town.' I thank you from the bottom of my heart,-and ask your prayers that my service may not be impaired by these troubles-" The following resolutions were then adopted by a rising vote of the audience: 'Be it resolved by the people of Hen dersonville, in Chautauqua : meeting assembled: "That, Whereas, Dr. Clarence B. Strouse pursuant to his contract and announcements has given to the people of Hendersonville a Chautauqua pro crram unsurpassed in excellence and va riety and highly pleasing and satisfac tory to the people and visitors of the town, and which they have well patron ized, Ajad, , Whereas. 0We, the people and visitors who have attended the 1907 session of the Chautauqna have the ut most confidence in the high Christian character and integrity of Dr. Strouse, and desire to express the same, ' ' "Therefore, We do most cordially ex tend to Dr. . titrouse our thanks and appreciation for the great en tertainment we have enjoyed, and we eagerly look forward to the coming ses sion of the Cnautuaqua to be htld by him in Hendersonville where he may always expect a nearty welcome.' . The resolutions were adopted unani mously by the audienc. - From Far Off California ; 121 N. Broadway, Los Angelos, Cal., Aug. 22. , Editor Hustler, V Dear Sir: Although the writer has been away from your county and city for more than 20 years,' I still taka an Interest in my native county Hender sonand the state of North Carolina, read the Hustler with much interest. and thereby try to keep in touch with your city and county. After bavin? traveled over every state and territory in this country and having spent some time in Hawaii, Mexico, and in the city of Mexico, and Cuba, will state that I do not know of a better place for a summer resort than HtDdersonville, North Car olina, and there is no reason why it should not be made a popular winter resort for people from the northern states. . .' r , ' . The proposed lake would.be a great thing for your city and county and would be the means of bringing hundreds of people to your city who now go to he other places. Your enterprising peo ple, and you seem to have many, should work untiringly until they get the lake. Another thing of importance is good roads. . This will be of great assistance not only to your farmers but will do much to draw the pleasure seeker:" Per manent improvements in road building should be the watchword. I hope you will not consider the writer "butting In" in mentioning these matters, but I wish to show the many advantages of your city and county over other eastern and southern resorts, and other places I have visited. I do not know of a city in any part of the east that has better hotel accommo dations than Hendersonville, population considered. With your beautiful streams; your timbered hills and mountains; your many scenic drives; your pure mountain water; your ideal summer climate, you have much to offer the tourist or pleas ure seeker, j ; Another statement I wish to make is: Residents of your city and county who have not traveled throughout the United Sftate8etc.t .do not realize L what they have at home right in Henderson county. have visited well known re sorts of the east having hotels worth hundreds of- thousands of dollars and that is about all. There was not a tree in sight; ne hills or mountains, and bo streams. Yet such places arc called resorts and they actually attraet hun dreds of visitors annually. There is another matter I wish to speak of, although it Is on another sub ject. It is your water power. The wa ter falls in your ' county, and in fact throughout Western North Carolina, are today not valued at one tenth what they will bring ten years, from .now. Wait and see. You have sufficient pow er there in Henderson county alone to operate a half dozen large street car systems and many factories. Water power power or falls in your part of the state that could be purchased today for a few thousand dollars will be worth hundreds of thousands in a few years. My home town of Fullerton, Cal., is lighted all night by electricity gener ated by water power ia the mountains 100 miles away from Fullerton. Most of the cities of Southern California and. the principal street car systems are operated by electricity generated in the mountain and hills by water power. In my home city my presses and print ing machinery are operated by this sys tem and we have "juice" 24 hours a day. I venture the assertion that there are water tails in this state that could not be purchased for one million dollars. My advice would be: Hold on to the waterfalls of Henderson county and Western North Carolina. Your people should be careful not to destroy too much timber on your hills STATEMENT OP -OF . Hendersonvillej N. C. ; - AT cix)SE OF BUSINESS Aug. 23, 1907. resources: Loans and Di8counts-......$137,289.05 Overdrafts........:......:...,.. 862.S4 Banking House Furniture". and Fixtures 3,000.00 Due from banks & bankers 35,877.81 Cash items 573.25 Gold coin.......... 1,210.00 Silver coin, including all minor coin currency 1,344.31 National bank notes and ; other U. S. notes...- ,12,008.00 . Total...........tl92,164.96 State of North Carolina; I , : ; r 1 i v v , v Henderson County, f " . - I, J. Mack Rhodes, cashier of the above named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief - - J. Mack Khodes.Cashier. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 3d day of Sept. 1907. , . John Ewbank, Notary Public Correct Attest: . - - j. P. Rickman l ' A. L. Hoiarcs V Directors G. II.' VALrNTirtE and mountain tops. In many northern dustry is doing much to desti oy the beautiful scenery; trees are being slaughtered," unsalable, "crooked trees . are left standing, giving the hills ades elate appearance. ; ,". , 1. mention these matters to call the attention of vour resident tA a. tam . things that will do much to attract the eye of an outsider. , v I left Henderson county during my boyhood days and feel that I am a Cali fornian, having resided here . so long. We have the richest soil and the best all the year round climate on earth; many. of our orange growers are today realizing over $1,500 an acre for their orange crops, and even many small com- annually; this is also; a great farming stare uiiu we aT6 many oeauuiui sum mer and winter resorts and I might write page after page about this grand and glorious state, but I know it would not interest your readers. . v The reason I mention the manny at tractions Henderson county offers pleas ure seskers is because I do mot believe VOUr. D'eoDle : realize . whxt vnn "reallv - - 1 . 1 . . -1 r ' . . ' uave, aa uuxuio oiaieu. x nave vis 1 tea your county. and city many times during the cast 20 Tears and hone to visit, tou next month. My reason .for writing this letter is so show you that you have many attractions that cannot be found in any other Eastern State and they are noticed by the outsider who visits you occasionally as does the writer. In addition to your many natural' at tractions you have an industrious, law-, abiding, moral, refined, educated peo ple. You should buiid up a great sum mer and winter resort that would at- " trfttfc a.11 thp. fiasfc. Your people are sociable and seem to get much real erjoyment out of life they visit one another and are neigh borly. Two years ago I called at the home of a big business man in a north- ern i.ate on a uusiuesa missiou. no nau been living in a fine house with hia family for twelve years. A family lived h m . -m' . t 75 reet nortn ana anoiner resiaea wunin 100 feetof his homei - He was on good terms with both-families, but they lived alongside of one another all these years without ever exchanging a call. The first visit between the heads of the fam lies was brought about by a death in one of the homes. What do you think of that? . ' Again: Your good people seem to -have something to live for in addition to grasping the almighty dollar. Last year I crossed the ocean with a young man of 28 who was a nervous wreck. He n had never dissipated in his life but he succeeded his father in a large, steels corporation of the east and worked him self to death, notwithstanding that he otoo wnrfh mlllinna hut. hp WW RntimiS to add to his millions and remained at his desk too long. There is something more in life than' the dollar, and the . people of your state seem to realize it. Before closing 1 wish to state that in all my travels i nave iouna very utue matter advertising Hendert-onville or of trade," city trustees or county com missioners should arrange with the rail roads to keep advertising matter at the i 3. i i r t 1 letvuxug results uiu iu tuv pituuai cities throughout the United States. The Southern Railway is doing much to advertise North Carolina, but after ona gets ofYo'f that line and its conned-, !iiij if ia ha.fA wnrlr fr rrot. Vinld . nf SL pamphlet advertising Western North Carolina. -rr 1 - v . n . A A A especially in sections where improve-, man o artk tr Via m o Thfa will Af much to build up your city and county. Yours truly, . . . ; Edgar Johnson. THE CONDITION THEp . uabelitiss: t : . Capital stock. ............$30,000.00 Surplus fund .. ......... 3,630.00 Undivided profits less ex penses and taxes paid 3,724.28 Time certificates of deposit 35,473.40 Deposits subject to check.' .111,494.04 Due to Banks and Bank ers : 5,851.25 Cashier's checks outstand- -- ing..... ; 1,978.72 Certified Checks. .. .... 13.27 Total...........$192,164.93 ' '