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THE FRENCH BROAD HUSTLER, HENDERSON VILLE, N. "C, JANUARY g, 1008
.. . Editor ' Associate Editor HENBEBSONVILLE, N. C. . Entered at t& Fostofiee at BendenonruU AG. u nail wuUter of tk itcond elatt. ; SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN. ' The question of what newspaper pnblishers-shajldo with delinquent BubBcribera haa been finally settled The Postmaster General recently issued to; editors "Order No. 907, containing: amendments to the postal laws ana regulations ap-l plicative to second-clas3 matter, effective Januray 1, 1908. Under the' new regulations a newspaper - is held to be a "publi cation regularly issued at stated intervals of not longer than one : week arid Having the character of second-class matter prescribed by statute," and a periodical is "a publication regularly issued at stated intervals less frequently than weekly and having th char ter of second-elaB matter prescrib- ed by statute." - . Concerning subscriptions the , rules are very strict. The section relating thereto reads as follows : "A reasonable time will be al lowed publishers to secure renew als of subscriptions, but unless subscriptions are expressly renew- . ed after' the term for which they are paid, within the following pe riods: - "DailieSpVithin three months; - X. ' tri-weeklies,' within three months; 1 i- -. semi-weeklies, within nine months; weeklies," within one year; semi monthlies, within three months; monthlies, 'within four months: bi-monthlies, within six months ; quarterlies, ' within six months, they shall ixot' be counted in the legitimate list of subscribers, and copies mailed on account thereof shalr not" te acdejited for mailing at second-class postage rate of one cent a pound; but may be mailed at the transient second-class post age rate of one, cent. for each four . ounces or fraction thereof, prepaid r by stamps affixed. The right of a publisher to extend credit for sub 'scriptions to his publication is not denied or .questioned, but his com pliance or non-compliance with this regulation will - be taken into consideration in determining whether the publication is entitled v to transmission at the second-class postage rates." I :. , ? The Bection governing the mail I ing of sample "copies ' limits the number to be sent out under the one-centra-pound rate to 10 per cent, of the total weight of copies .. mailed to subscribers during the year. .. This means that subscribers to newspapers must, at all times, have a credit opposite their names on the books of the editor, f6r the names of those who fail to pay up promptly will, necessarily, have to be stricken from the list, as no publisher can afford to pay a cent on each paper sent out to every ' delinquent subscriber once a week, much less for three hundred and thirteen days in a year. Publish ers have no discretion in the mat' ter, as the postmasters are requir ed to see that the law is enforced. The new rulo must b& obeyed and it looks like prompt payment of - subscriptions is the only remedy in sight. Through the influence of Hon; H. B. Varner, president of the National' Editorial Association, which represents about eighteen thousand publications, the post- office department has consented to suspend the new order until April 1, 1908, and issued instruct ions to postmastere accordingly. This will give the newspapers and their readers a chance to' adjust their affairs to meet the require ments contemplated in - the new - - - " - . . - - - postal regulation: M L, SHIPMAN, T. E, BABROWS. XHE COST OF STAT PltfTING: ' The department bf J&bor" and Printing recently ascertained the cost of the public printing for last year to be $50,054,651 It was a big undertaking to get the figures together, but the facts' set forth make very interesting - Teading. Befering to the statement, which it prints in full, the Raleigh News and Observor says:f 1 !: r ' "An interesting statement is made by Assistant Labor Commis sioner M. L. Shipman, showing the amount expended by the State for the executiotyof its publio printing during the year 1907. It is the most comprehensive ,review of this important item of expense ever given to the public and will be read with keen interest by the people throughout North Carolina. Nineteen hundred and seven being a "legislative year," the cost of the printing is necessarily muoh in excess of the expense for this purpose during an "off-year." A separate account is kept with each department of the State Govern ment and the statement has been itemized accordingly." . : . Each department is charged with the amount it expended' for the purpose stated, viz : A and M. College, $1,652 57; AudiWrDet partment, $3,846.10; Department of Agriculture, $6,142.78; Attor ney General, $565.72; Adjutant General, $212.21 ; Bureau of Labor and- Printing, $1,020:50;' Corpor ation Commission, $3,458.60 f Ex ecutive Department. $40.95; Fish Commission, $12.00; Geological Survev. $6,128.37: Board of Health, $396.28; Historical Com mission, $459.86; Insurance' De partment, $3,227.86; Superintend ent Public Buildings and Grounds', $7.10; State Library, $128.45; Legislative Department, $7,924.65; Oyster Commission, $152.87 ; Board of Public Charities, $225.22; Department of State, $1,856,02; Supreme Court, $6,114.87; Supe intendent of Public Instruction, $4,860.13 ; State Records, $1,254. 69; Treasury Department, $868. 85. '; The statement shows, in detail, the actual amount expended - for the execution of each item of printing, composition, press work, ruling, binding, stitching and trimming, sheeting and in serting, perforating, numbering, padding, folding, wrappingchang ing forms and folios, cost of cuts, corrections, etc. In view of the fact that North Carolina is getting better - printing at a more reason able price than most any other state, it will be readily seen that she is moving forward, with rapid strides, along every line of indus trial development. The printing is awarded, bi-aunually, to the lowest ! responsible bidder, whose accounts are audited and approved by the' Department of Labor- and Printing. " "v What Governor Glenn recently told those holders of fraudulent bonds, issued against the State by radical legislature soon after the civil war, was a plenty. The State did not receive a cent for them and it will not stand for the disgrace ful conduct of grafters and carpet-baggers, North Carolina has always been ready and willing to discharge -every honest obligation, but draws the line on endorsing rogues and corruption v? ' Assuming that statement recent ly given out by former officals of the Seaboard Air Line - Railway. responsibility for the company's late financial troubles is 4 due to willful, mis-management. Yet, some folks insist that the North Carolina rate law "killed Cock- Robin." Hon. Locke Craig has been "down east" looking after his fences, and friends declare that ne is a. sure winner, wen. ne TfT 1 will make an ideal governor. 0 ' Here is some "bouquets" handed out by Marion Butler's Caucas ian to Chairman Adams, whom "Mary Ann" supported, for that position, against Bjackbnm in 190& ; - '"Why is Adams like a crawfish? Because he leads backwards." --'D6es the party want a chair man to lead backward and down ward or one who will lead forward mud upward." : s ."Chairman Adams has two methods of 'building up the Re publican party. One is to keep recruits from joiuing the party, and the other is to read men out of the party." All of which is respectfully re ferred, without prejudice, to those Henderson county fellows who "jined" the radicals a little while ago bscause there were'st many kinds of democrats." In fine company now, aren't they? Ex-Governor Jarvis wants the Legislature to pass a state prohibition law, in the event Gov ernor Glenn calls an extra session. Thinks this the best and wisest way to reach a final conclusion in the vexatious liquor question and that it would . thus be removed from the role oi political issues. Aneut the recent order promul gated by the postal authorities at Washington the Asheville Gazette News very pertinently suggests that the Postoffice Department is never better pleased than when it is trying to run the publishing business, or words to that effect. A very neat suggestion. Looks like Governor Johnson, of Minnesota, is looming up in earnest as an aspirant for the democratic presidential nomina tion. Some people feign the be lief that he will give Mr. Bryan "a run for the money." We hardly think so. .? Hopeless division upon several questions of public import is said to exist among the republi cans in congress. Let us hope this condition may become gener al1 and in - its most acute form. Tarriff robbery and kindred evils aught to take a back seat, any way. Congressman Crawford has in troduced a bill providing for the establishment of a fish hatchery somewhere in his district, says the Washington Dispatch. Mr. Craw ford can "be counted upon to get everything that is coming to hi? people.' ? Here's Hoping. The Secret of Its Success in the baking of bread, cakes or pies or in roasting meat, ia to have your oven kept at tkm proper heal bj high Grade tjej coal. clean anthracite, carefully screened fa. jrqur furnace, range or beating stoves what yoq need for Winter's use and tou can always find U at , LAUNDRY, ICE A FUEL CO., I Chas. fe. WktTAKXR, Mgr hone 141 For Ladies 1 sind Gentlemen '-'"'Qystel... Any Style. n4" Always Fresh - Moderate Prices Our Prize Offer. The Thrlcea-Week World expects to be a better paper In 1908 than ever be fore. In the course of 'the year the is sues for the next great Presidential campaign will be fore-shadowed, and every body will wish to keep imformed. The Thnce-a-Week World, coming to you every other day, serves all the pur poses of a daily, and is far cheaper. - The news service of this $aper is con (Btanty being increased, and it reports fully, accurately and proinptly every event of importance in the world. More over, its political news s impartial giving you facts, cot opinions and wishes. Ithasftfnll markets, splendid cartoons aad interesting fiction by standard authors. THE THR1CB-A-WIEK WORLD'S regular subscription price is' only $1.00 per year, and this pays for 156 papers, We offer this unequalled newspaper and THE FRENCH BROAD HUSTLER together for one year for $1.60. Legal JVoticer. Notice. Notice is hereby given that the prop erty belonging to the estate pf the late T. E. Grimes, dec'd. at the sale held for the purpose of raising assets to pay debts, brought the following amounts. Real Estate known as Georgia Horn and lot upon which the house is situated about 100 feet square tl 475. Persona property $100.00. . ; Any person who may dssire to raise these bids can notify the clerk of the Superior court of Henderson county who will acquaiut them oL the terms upon which they can bo increased and nsw sale had. If they are n6t raised I will apply to the court to confirm the sale. J. WILLIAMS. Administrator of T. E. Grimss, dec'd. State of North Carolina) In Superior Handerson County Court- Before the Clerk Henderson ville Lumber Company 1 - vs V C. P. Hail ) Whereas judgement was rendered on the 10th day of November 1904. before J. D. Dermid. a justice of the peace of Henderson County, iu iavor or-tne tien- dsrsonville Lumber Company agams the defendant C. P. Hall, for the sum of $55.44. and interest and costs which j udgement was on the 10th day of Novt ember 1904 docketed in the Superior- Court of said county, which judgement, interest and costs has not been paid. Tbe defendant, V. tr. Hall is hereby notified to appear before tbe Clerk of the Superior Court for said .county at his office in Henderson vllle on tbe iHh day of January, 1908, and show cause, if any he has why execution shall not is sue for said judgement, interest ana cost. This tbe 8t2h day of December, 1907. O. . Pace. Clerk Court. Stat of North Carolina Henderson County t The undersigned having .taken out letters of Administration on -the estate of G. F. Sittoo, dec'd, all persons hav ing claims against tne state oi me saia U. F. mtton. deceased are hereby not! fled to present them, to tbe undersigned Administrator on, or before the loth day of November 1908, or this notice will be plead in bar of their recovery, and all persons indebted to the estate will please mane prompt payment. This the 9th day of November, 1907. D. E. Hold en. Administrator Administrator's Notice. Having qualified as the administrator of tbt estate of G. G. McDowU,dceased, late of Henderson covin ty, North Caro lina, this is to notify all persons having claims agaiast the said deceased to ex hibit them to the aadsrsignad oa or be fore the 23rd day of Nov. 1 90S, -or this notice will bo pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will pleae meka immediate payment. This 23rd day of Nov. 1907. - A. J. McDottmll, Adm'r. All those who have not settled their accounts with the Henaersonville Hay and Grain Co., must do so at once, or suit ill be brought and judgement obtained against them. This is the last notice and suits will be Instituted im mediately. , The Henderson ville Hay & Grain Co. Administrators Notice, Having qualified as adminstrator of tut; BsukbB nu; a. ouoen, ueueKieu, iKJ of Henderson county. Nortu. Carolina. this is to notify all persons having claims against the said deceased to ex hibit them to tbe undersigned on or be fore the 1st day of January, 1$09, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate pay ment. This January 1st, 1908. Mrs. Ada E. Corpening, Admr Pace-FjckerCo PLce-Ficker Co BettyY '-; Decision. By LULU JOHNSON. Copyright, 1907. by C. H. SutcHfTe. ' Mournfully the somber melody of the dead march from "Saul" came through the double sashed windows of the Eagle House. The music gained In mournful ness what it lacked in lm pressiveness, for Dan Hicks struggles with the unfamiliar clarinet added a wailing note not Intended by the com poser. Not one of the members of the Grantville Cornet band was a skilled musician. ... .Vance Bevan moved over to the win dow to watch the passing of the cor tege. First came the band, shivering in their gaudy uniforms, which .they would not hide beneath their over coats. Then followed the Niagara Hose company and the Grantville Hook and I-adder. The long, light truck of tbe latter was stripped of Its ladder, aud In their place was a plat form, on which rested a flag draped. casket. Behind this were two closed carriages and then a long string of ve hicles of all descriptions. Hank Flus'er Joined his guosts at the window. . "There goes a good man," he said In the hollow tones that seemed most ap propriate to the occasion. "I tell you, there wasn't a better man in all Sco vllle eounty. He was - always doing something. First it was the engine company. He got It the steamer. Just kept at it until It had to come. He said Grantville was getting too big for the old hand engine. He was right. What chance would there have been of saving the Vail block if there hadn't been a steamer?" "One of the leading citizens?" asked Bevau as be proffered a cigar. Flag ler nodded. "Oae of the best," he declared. "We were all sorry when he went to the Philippines. I guess he stirred them Islands up. Only out there four years. and he came home with a cool hundred thousand. Yes, sir." "But why go to the Philippines?" questioned Bevan. "It would seem that so clever a man should have no difficulty in getting ahead nearer home." , "But Fred was In a hurry," explain ed the hotel man. "You see, he had always been in love with Bessie- Brew ter.; Bessie loved him, too, but she was "an ambitious little thing. She wanted Fred to get ahead faster, and that meant the Philippines. He left it all to her too. I bet she must be all broken up. That s her in the second carriage, I guess. I see Betty Harvey In with her. "Of course the family is In the first hack. I rode in that hack the night I got married. Lem Sprlggs he says there's been enough varnish on tfeat old hack to pay for a new one, and 1 guess he's right Old man Harkness had It when he set np In business as a livery back In 1875. Every f other year they slap on some more varnish, and it looks as good as new again." Flagler rattled on with bits of Infor mation as the various carriages passed. The first heavy fall of snow was upon the ground, and a few sleighs were in the long procession. Bevan heard a little of the running comment The mention of Betty Harvey had roused a chain of thought. He had run up from the city to argue with her and had found the whole town upset by the arrival of,, Fred Greyson's body Betty was busy comforting her friend, Bessie - Brewster, and would not even see him. There was small hope that he would be able to get speech with her, but be decided to wait until after the funeral. He wanted to make one last appeal. The two had met at the shore during the summer. Betty had given her love to the clean young engineer, but when he had asked that they might be mar ried soon she had shaken ber head. Stumblin)y she had explained her reasons for refusal. She was an heir ess, and In the little town in which she lived she feared that the people might despise her suitor as a fortune hunter. Ever since she had come into tbe money at the death of her father her friends had warned her against the wiles of the fortune hunters. She did not for an iustaut believe that Bevan cared for her money, but she was too proud of him to be willing that he should so be classified by others. ' Much the same feeling had led Bes sie Brewster to refuse to marry Fred Grey son until his fortune should match her own. 'Greyson had gone to "the Philippines, where he believed that a fortune might be acquired quickly. He had made his "pile," but on his way home the fever had taken him. From 'Manila the journey had been made In a metallic casket. . The last of the carriages bad passed. The dead march still sounded clear ly on the crisp, frosty air, and Bevan fell In with the crowd that escorted the procession on . foot, . The road wound up the side of the hill to God's acre, where the yellowed headstones gleamed . darkly against the freshly fallen snow. The fire companies made a hollow square, within which the Masons form ed for the funeral service. Betty Har vey stood with the chief mourners. supporting her friend, but before the short service was concluded - she had to lead the bereaved girl back to the carriage. Rapidly the hack drove back to the village. Vance Bevan had been there to help Betty lift the girl into the carriage, and he had spruna to the driver's box to be of service when they should have reached home. It was he who bore the fain tine eiri into the house, he who summoned rho doctor, and he was waiting when at last. Kessie ha iug fallen into the cif ul oblivion of sleep. Betty stole soft ly from the room. Are you still here V"'-she asked in surprise as she tame up to Vance. - i must go back to town tonight " h explained. "Before 1 go l had to see you." We have beau all over that hfni-a- nleaded Eetty. CaVi0n understand uw j reu aiiont it. dear?" "And doe tlijs not Ohinro vnn - !irhe aske(J. "J.opkJBettyJl Have come to TeT you Decide ToT" me. Already I am making progress In my profession. I am classed as one of the rising young men among the engineers. My reputation has obtained for me an offer from South America. It is to go down there and make the. survey for a , railroad. It will make me rich in three or four years. . "As matters are now I cannot make the same money here in ten or fifteen years, but I can support you comforta bly. You can give away your fortune to charities If you want. I can make enough for two. Shall I go or stay?" "Is there any question?" asked Betty. "Four years is a long time, Vance, but I can wait that long to see you escape being called a fortune hunter. Was there need to ask?" - "They represeut four years that can never be replaced," reminded Bevan. "There are excellent probabilities that I may come back - home, as Greyson did. If it were my only opportunity I should not hesitate, but I have a chance here. It Is for you to say." For a moment the girl hesitated.: All her life she had been taught to despise the title of fortune hunter. She loved Bevan too well to wish that title might be applied to him, even though she knew that under no circumstances would he consent to avail himself of a penny of her money. It was a ques tion 'between pride and love, and in a country town the opinion of others countsTor.much. Bevan, . reading her answer in her eyes, turned to go. For an Instant she remained f Dent; then the glance fell upon the crape draped picture or arey son on the wall, and with a little cry she stepped forward. Bevan turned to catch her in his arms. . "I don't care what people say," sob bed Betty. "Four years Is too long, dear." On the street without the fire com panies were returning from the ceme tery. and the band, headed the pro cession playing "The Girl I Left Be- hlnd Me." Betty raised her head from Bevan's shoulder with a little smile. "You will never leave me behind. will you, dear?" she whispered. Bevan bent his head to kiss the rosy mouth. "Till death do us part,' he quoted reverently. ' . Wrestling With English In Japan. According to a foreign paper, the following example of Japanese profi ciency in the use of the English lan guage was found in an advertisement in a case of towels received in Can ton: "I know you 'are acknowledge the Towel made in Japan are' more con venience in using, and longer in exist ence than the Towel In Europe.; Late ly, however, the crafty merchants cheats the customers by making it change from light and coarse texture to heavy and fine by using paste, in deed these are most audacious manne. I was strike on this point, therefore for the sake of avoiding the small in terests, and wishing to continue the sale for ever I endeavored to select the materials, to deduce the prices, and the dyes not to fall till the Towel get bro ken. Wishing the reputation should be raised like the height of the mount Fuji, I named it f ugl' brand. Lastly I beg humbly that ladies and gentlemen should buy It at everywhere bewaring of the trade mark 'Mount FugL ' An Excellent Waitress. Nurses In training have many hard ships to bear, but perhaps none is worse than having to appear cheerful under all conditions. A sense of hu mor' is perhaps as great an asset as a nurse can have, for it will help her over many a difficulty. The daughter of a wealthy man be came Imbued with the desire to know how to earn her own living, and to that end she entered one of the large New York hospitals as a nurse. The work was to her liking, and as she looked on the bright side of everything she was generally in a happy frame of mind. Her particular "pet" was an old and illiterate sea captain who was in the - surgical ward with ' a . broken arm which would' not knit "He was a cheerful old fellow,-and his -droll re marks gained for him the good will of everybody. One day when the nurse bad paid him some" little attention he said, with an appreciative smile: "Miss L. Is the best waitress I ever had!" New York Times. Move About Little. There is something impressive In tbe story of a lifetime of persistent toil. But there is another point of view which deserves res nee t. The eadabont may be a useless member, of society, but the stay at home Is likely to be a narrow one. We find ourselves on this little planet with its oceans and moun tains ana mighty rivers and wide prai ries. We know not whence we came nor if we shall ever pass this way again. Surely we may do our task bet ter in our own appointed place if we look about' the world, feed our minds with the glories of nature and discov er how men and women before us have lived their lives and embodied their as pirations in the great arts of building and painting and sculpture. The wheat field and the ledger and the cooking stove are facts of human life, but so are the Cologne cathedral, the SIstine Madonna, the Canadian Rockies and tHe valley of the Yellowstone. Youth's Companion. . Mi Dl. As Miss Lamson arrayed herself for the meeting of the Harvest Gleaners " "yew u uiisa rreeiy and ful ly to her Aunt Eunice "If they try to make mesecretary again I shall up and tell theni Just what I think of them," she said, with great decision. "Sho!" remarked Aunt Eunice, who had learned not to waste word "Yes, I shall," insisted Miss Lam boij. "Here I've worked for them for ten solid years, and they've never even suggested getting anybody else to take the burden from my shoulders. Its it's disgraceful!" .- , . On Miss Larason's return Aunt Eu nice cast one glance at her niece and then put in her word of sympathy "Poor child, they've imposed on "you again!" she said In her soothing voice - "Imposed on me!" cried Miss Lam son, a dull flush rising to her cheek bones. "I should think they had! 1 declined the nomination, and they elected that little Robins woman right over my head. But , there's - no such as gratitude aowadays'-Youth's Companion. , " Superfluous Hair i Is one of the most persistent . . annoyances that mar a fair ' complexion. Dame Fashion ith her lota neck hort sleeves need worry no Linger however as ... DEPILATORY Will easily and harmlessly remove this blemish. It acta on the hair and its roots; removes the hair bv dis solving it and does it without injury to the most delicate skin. It leaves no mark or scar of any kind. It doesn't do anything but remove the hair but it does that thoroughly. It is easy to apply and the results are lasting. We'll demonstrate this to you before' yon buy. Price, 7S Cta. The Justus Pharmacy Ask for De Soto Flour Insist upon hoylng De Soto Flour Accept no substitute for De Soto Floir There is none better than De Soto Floir Land Survey ing. W C JORDAN . Route 5, Box 5. Hendersonville, C. N. All goods as representen at A. ITickers Grocery and General- Provision Store . " Henderson ville. N. C'. ' BARGAINS IN FURNITURE save money on SEWING MACHINES' an4 ORGANS ' V- "Selling below cost ' - Fuli 1 ine of Baby Carriages. Select stock of new goods: Call" at our store in the handsome new brick " block. J. Me Stepp. Hendersonville. North Carolina Complete line :V STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES " .' at Burckmyer Bros. . North Main 8b. Hendersonvil le . . i. Your larder supplied with the best tbe market affords.. Dr. H . H" Carspn . i Surgeon- Deti st Office over bank 1 of HendersonyiUe Hendersonville, N. C. 5 NOFtmCAROUMA'S OLDEST TRUST 3 fjCOWRyW STRONGEST BANKING f ?usrmmot witm caritai. m k h SURPLUS o OVER 725.000.00 ApORtJW7ASEVILIE, N.C. m INTOAMATION scn ronrj ToaAY 4pam on ceftnncATC AWO 4 m SAVINGS DgPAgTmgNT.-' EUMPEAMOTEL ; Depot Street, Halt Block Southeast Railroad Station. from Asheville, - - N. C J. H. POSEY, Prop.