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VOL. XVII, No. 36
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Remember'the orphans on this
Thanksgiving Day.
F. L. Plaisance, who gets no
thinner, is in town this week: -
Luther Anderson, one of the
most efficient school teachers of
the State, was in town Monday.
W. .A. Garland has returned to
Sumter, S. C, after spending a
few weeks with his family here.
J. J. Miner, editor of the Bre
vard News, accompanied by Mrs.
Miner, was in town Sunday
R. M. Pryor of Fruitland has
been spending several days in
town, as a witness in the Bryson-
Dr. A, H. Morey, accompanied
by Mrs, Morey, have returned
from a visit to their old home in!
Ohio. ;
Miss Myrtle Hawkins returned
from Asheville last week, 'where
she is attending school, for. a
short visit
S. C. Satterthwaite, of Cat's
Island, near Beaufort, S. C., who
has been a guest of MrsBarnwell,
has returned to his home. 4
P. J. Gilreath returned Sunday
from Florida. , Mr. Gilreath
quietly remarks that this little
old town is good enough for him.
Major J. J. Spann and wife
left on Tuesday for Spartanburg.
They will be absent from town
all winter.
F. E. Durfee, president of the
Citizens Bank, a lay delegate
from Henderson ville to the
Methodist Conference, spent two
days in Asheville last week.
Amos Williams, of Portland
Oregon, is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
J. Williams and other, relatives
here. Mr. Williams, a widely
traveled man, has high praise
for his far Western home.
P. J. Johnson, the expert
Mergenthaler machinist of the
Gazette-News, was in town
last week. He was called here
by the death of his brother Noble
L. S. Pendar, who has been in
town for some time past, left on
Monday for Lockhart, Fla,,
where he will spend the winter
in settling his late brother's es
tate, of which he is administrator.
A special Thanksgiving offer
ing will be taken at St.. James
Church Thursday morning tor
the Thompson Orphange. The
services wil be held at 10:30
o'clock. Remember the father
less on this Thanksgiving Day.
T. M. Smith is beginning to
feel like a bachelor himself, these
days. Mrs.. Smith has been
away from town for seven weeks,
at Winston-Salem, where J. M.
Maddrey's family, have been
undergoing a siege of sickness.
Mrs. Smith is expected home
Donald Burroughs, brother of
Mrs. J. L. Egerton, was success
fully operated upon,- Friday, at
tal in Asheville, and is now re
covering rapidly. Dr. Merri
wether, assisted by Dr. Egerton,
performed the operation.
Rev. Elam Christian ;has ac
cepted a position with the
"French Broad Hustler," the
leading paper of Henderson ville,
North Carolina,, and his family
will not likely. move, back to
Marietta; as he has ' Intended.
Mr. Christian ' has more exper
ience in the newspaper field than
any man in Georgia. He set the
first line of type on the Atlanta
Journal, the Calhoun Timesy Ac
worth Post, the first afternoon
paper, at Macon, ever published
in Georgia, the Thomaston Times
and has worked for the Atlanta
Constitution, the .'Macon Tele
graph, the Cartersville News,
the Marietta Courier and many
other papers in Georgia.1: The
Hustler is to be congratulated on
securing Mr. Christian's services.
Marietta (Ga.) Courier..
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W. H. Hawkins has crone to
Greenville fur a week's visit
G.M. Glazener went to Saluda,
Saturday, on business connected
with' his branch store.
Charles Sunof sky left on Mon
day for Savannah, where he will
attend the automobile races-
Rev. S.K. Breeding will preach
at the Methodist church . next
Sunday morning and Rev. Elam
Christian at night.
Mr. and Mrs.. S. H. Hudgins
have , returned from a visit of
several weeks to relatives in
Franklin, Tehn.'
Rev. J. L. Brookshire will
preach the "funeral of Mrs: Lucy
Lanning Griffin at Fruitland on
the fifth Sunday, of this , month,
(Nov 29th. ) j
The many friends of Mrs J. !
M. Maddrey, formerly of this
town, will regret to learn that
she is 'seriously ill. Mrs. Mad
drey had the grip, suffered , a
relapse and is " now experiencing
a severe attack of erysipelas.-
.Mt: aitkfttl!;.
Be thankful you're not a bach
elor. Be twice thankful you are a
, Be thankful if you have turkey
for dinner.
Be thankful if you haven't.
You may feel better tomorrow.
Be thankful you live in Hen
derson ville. "Suppose you lived
in Asheville?
Be thankful, for
"My doctern is to lay aside
Con tensions, and be satisfied:
Jest do your best, and praise er blame
That follows that, counts jest the same"
Be thankful you're reading
this and make us thankful by
paying your subscription.
Aw, be thankful you're alive and
able to eat three square meals
Be thankful for that new post
office building when you get it.
"Let us be thankful thankful for the
Whose gracious answers were long,
'long delayed,
That they might fal upon us unawares,
And bless us, as in greater need we
Be thankful your not a tight
wad and prove it by remember
ing the orphans waifs on life's
sea-liberally at church tomorrow.
Be thankful the newspapers
don't print ALL the news.
Everybody should attend the
Union Thanksgiving . Service at
the Methodist Church today
(Thursday) at 10:30 a. m. Dr.
John Hughes,- pastor of the Bap
tist church, will deliver the ser
mon, and special music will be
rendered by the choirs of the
different churches. An offering
will be taken for the various
orphanages of the churches. The
money will be applied in accor
dance with the wish of the
donor, expressed on envelopes
used for this purpose. Where
no direction is given it will De
equally divided among the differ
ent orphanages.
Services will be held, also, at
St. James,. Church, at 10:30.
Every business house in the
citv : should be closed, at . least
from 10 to 12 o'clock.
The Hustler Print Shop will be
closed for the day.
r The jury in the Bryson
Rhodes case, on Tuesday, return
ed a verdict for Rhodes: of $200
damages; and; also taxes Mr.
Bryson with the costs in the case.
The verdict came as a surprise to
most people who have been fol
lowing the case. The suit is the
result of the affray at the last
municipal election in which Mr.
Bryson was severely cut by
Rhodes. The latter was sen
tenced to the chaingang and was
pardoned by the Governor before
the expiration of his sentence.
Mrs. Rebekah Arledge, widow
of the late Isaac Arledge, died at
her home on Main street on
Thursday, Nov, 19th. The- fun
eral occured on Saturday, inter
ment being in Oak Dale Ceme
tery, the services conducted by
Rev. J no. W. Moore, who came
home from the Methodist Con
ference at Asheville for that pur
Mrs. Arledge was one of the
old residents of the town. She
was born in Polk county 82 years
ago, and was married in f that
county to Isaac Arledge , and for
the past 56 years has lived in
Hendersonville. . Her husband
died nine years, ago. .Mrs. Ar
ledge suffered a stroke of paraly
sis about a month ago. which re
sulted in her death. She iras an
earnest and consistent member
of the Methodist church and few
people in this county were better
known or more generally loved
than this most estimable lady. - ;
Four children and eight grand
children survive her; J. B. Ar
ledge,' M. P. Arledge, Z. B. Ar
ledge and Miss Laura - Arledge.
Her grand-children t are: . Mrs.
T. B. Carson, Mrs. K. G. Morris,
Mrs. F. C. Morris, Mrs. J. Y.
Wofford, Miss Annie Justus, and
the Misses Bessie, Annie and
Cling Aiken,
Death of Mrs.
At her home in the western
suburbs of tMs city, on the 18th
inst , Mrs. Maragaret Wetmur,
widow of the late D. G. Wet
mur, passed away peacefully in
the full assurance of faith in her
Saviour, to whom she had en-
I trusted the keeping of her salva
j tion when quite a child; and at
' the age of sixty-five years she i
: called to the rich reward of a
self-sacrificing -lifer and none
will feel more sadly - their loss
than the needy ones whom she
so kindly aided.
A short farewell service at the
' home led by Rev. G. S. Jones,
ana tnen to uaKaaie cemetery
the casket was conveyed, and by
the side of the husband who pro
ceeded her to the grave, the
burial took place, directed by
Messrs. Steppand Blythe. assist
ed by Messrs. E. L. Osteen, G.B.
Sentell, P. P. Garren, C. E.
Laughter and Vernon Garren.
Death of Noble Johnson.
Noble A. Johnson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. P. Johnson, of this
county, died at his home in this
town on Wednesday last, after a
lingering illness of more than 18
months, and which but a few
days before his demise took a
serious turn.
The funeral services were held
at Shaws Creek Church on Thurs
day, interment being in Shaws
Creek Cemetery. ,Rev. Jno. W.
Moore, Rev, J. S. Williams,; and
Hendersonville Lodge No. 161
K. P., were in. charge of the
obsequies. The church was
crowded, and the funeral pro
cession from Hendersonville was
a long one. The floral tributes
were numerous and extremely
beautiful, among them being
pieces from the D, O. K. K. of
Asheville, Asheville Lodge 106,
K. P., the Asheville Telephone
Co., the local lodge K: of P., Mrs.
C. E. Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. W.R.
McGuire, and others.
Noble A. Johnson was but 37
years sf age when death called
him; ; and no more likable,
upright or more courteous man
ever lived in Hendersonville. As
local manager of the 1 Telephone
Company he rendered' good J ser
vice and was; a ; faithful . servant
of both corporation ,-.and of the
puhlic' " V
Surviving him are a .wife and
two small sons, two brothers, and
four : sisters: ' P. J.; Johnson,
Miss Sadie Johnson, Mrs. L. W.
Young, Mrs. R. C. CrowelV Mrs.
W. R. McGuire, and W. P. John
son. "I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead. He is just away!
"With a cheery smile and a wave of the
He has wandered into an unknown land,
"And left us dreaming how very fair .
It needs must be, since he lingers there
Chosen for
Conference Adjourns, Tues
day After, Delightful , Ses-
sion Asheville District
The Western North Carolina
Annual Conference of the M. E.
Church, South; which met in
Asheville Wednesday " of last
week, adjourned Thursday, after
one of the most delightful ses
sion in its history.
After a Spirited contest be
tween Hickory and Wadesboro
for the next meeting place,
Hickory was .chosen.
The reports from all parts of
the territory covered by this con
ference were of a most gratify
ing character.. .Rev; "J. W.
Moore's report for the Hender
sonville church was one of the
best submmitted. '
At the close of the - Tuesday's
session the Bishop read : the
appointments for the i next Con
ference year. We give the ap
pointments ' for the. Asheville
district: '
Asheville, District D. Atkins,
Presiding Elder. '
Asheville-Bethel J. , D. Arnold.-
Asheville-C e n t r a 1 G. T.
Rowe. .
AshevilleT-Haywood Street
T. L. Lallarice.
Asheville North Asheville
G.'G. Harley.
Bald ; Creek Circuit L. H.
Griffith, supply.
Biltmore and Mt Pleasant
G. H. Christenburg.
Burnsville Circuit C. E. Hy
pes.; ::, : ; J
Fairview Church Joseph A.
Hendersonville Station J. W.
Moore. '
: Hendersonville C i r cu i t L.
Mcintosh, supply - I.
Hot Springs Circuit A. B
Honey cutt, supply.
Marshal Circuit Elmer Simp
son, supply.
Riverside Circuit A. E. Har
rison. Swannanoa Circuit M. T
Tryon and Saluda W. A
Weaverville Station T.
Weaverville Circuit D.
TtianKsgiving Services
At St. James ChurGli.
. Thanksgiving services will be
held at St. James Episcopal
Church on Thursday morning at
10:30 o'clock, instead of at 11:00.
Father Harris, of Christ School,
Arden, will conduct the services.
A special offering will be taken
for the Thompson Orphanage.
Remember the orphans on this
day. Look at your own children
and forget not the fatherless.
Hendersonville Is Thankful.
For the fact that she is Hen-
dersonville--a pretty good town.
For the continued health : and
well-being of . town and county.
For the tremendous amount of
building operations now under
way and which indicate so forci
bly the bright future before. her.
For the exceptionally fine crops
grown and harvested by'the far
mers of Henderson county. .
For the satisfactory season
just passed and for. the bright
prospects of a record-breaker
next summer.
For the ;f act that extreme pov
erty '. and' destitution " have no
place in this town or. county
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For the fact that the panic did
not strike this part of the coun
try, that business has been good
and continues excellent.
- For many, many, other things
too, not the least among them
being she's thankful that; elec
tion is over. ; : w -
Number twenty-four, please.
Hello, Central, j I want number
twenty-four yes, twenty-four
two four. Hello, Mr.' . Staton.
This is Dr. Drafts talking. Dr.
Drafts yes, Drafts. I want to
borrow your automobile. Patient
dangerously sick ten miles out in
the country want to . get there
quick. . Yes, I know where it" is
hitched outside the Blue" Ridge
Inn. Thank you yes goodbye. "
A typical Western North Caro
lina . day. rThe turquoise .sky
without a cloud, the bright sun
shine flooding mountain and val
ley, the bracing tingle of Novem
ber tempered almost to the
gentleness of May. 'J A murmur
through pine and ; oak and, the
gentle breeze bears languidly the
sound of distant shooting, the
music of hunter's horn and the
faint baying of hounds.
; "This beats a horse; John, "re
marked the doctor when nearly
three miles from town; "I think
the day of the horse is almost
passed now, anyway."
' 1 doubt that; Doctor. You
see, Fve had right smart ex
perience with these devil Wagons,
and I-m afraid they aint perfect
yet." ' .
"Well, a doctor ought to own
one, anyway. We'll get there
now in about ,"
C-r-r-r-k bumpty, bump, bump,
and the machine stops short, al
most throwing its occupants
from their seats. . John Smathers
hastily alights and crawls under
neath the machine and shortly
remarks that the batteries are
exhausted have to go back to
town and get new ones and im
mediately sets out in the direc
tion of Hendersonville three
miles away and the Doctor in a
hurry! .'.
Doctor Drafts climbs into the
automobile. He tries so. hard to
retain his composure-1-to. ber perv
fectly quiet to admire the
solemn majesty of the blue clad
mountains, but ic is useless. In
his mind he sees a picture of his
patient waiting waiting wait
ing. Then he sees John Sma
thers walking walking walk
ing and Hendersonville town
three miles away!
The breeze gently murmurs,
the birdies sweetly sing, the
mountains look down on him in
impressive grandeur, but his
nervousness increases until he is
almost - frantic. - He calls the
automobile names but it refuses
to answer back. He lignts a
cigarette,' but it soothes him not.
He can see but his patient, wait
ing and John Smathers, walk
ing. At last the situation be-
comes unbearable, and pulling a
copy of the Asheville Gazette
News- from his pocket he
starts to read. He feels strangely
soothed and auieted he nods
ah, he sleeps! It has never failed
him and only the arrival of Mr.
Smathers with the new batteries
arouses him.
The change is quickly , made,
and before Mr. Smathers can get
in beside him the doctor pulls a
lever and the machine leaps for
ward. He cannot stop it it in
creases its mad speed he pre
pares to jump, when his com
panion, puffing and blowing from
his hard run, - climbs in beside
him, and away they go to the
relief of the . doctor' waiting
But it is whispered that Doc
tor Drafts is no longer an auto
mobile enthusiast ; and insists
that it will be many, many years
before they supplant the faithful
and reliable horse.
(By The Hustler's Voluntary and
.' Expert Observer) . f
For Hendersonville: Fine sc
silk as usual.
It takes, de turkey an' mince pie
Fer rich folks appetite,
An' den de cakes an' champagne
To make 'em go down right,
But 'possum sop an ginger
An'-good ole 'simmon,beer..
Jes strikes de darkey on de spot
An'brings Thanksgiving cheer.
Give Thanks today. , .
The second week of court is
now under full headway, v.
And the weather mv. how-
fine and satisfactory-like this
weather is, to be sure!
Th'at owl in Charley Smith's
restaurant now divides the affect
tions and attentions of the pub
lic with Mr. J. H. Lollis' parrot.
And now the old reliable dum
my engine has been hitched up
to a saw mill at Laurel Park and i :
is sawing wood to beat the band. -
A revival now going on at Re
fuge Church, conducted by Rev. ;
Corn and. Rev. Cole, is being
well attended. r
The Hendersonville Brokerage
Company are pleasantly located;
in the Bailey Block next to J. M-
Stepp's furniture store.
W. H. Ray recently killed a
partridge in his yard with a care w
fully aimed and forcibly thrown
stone, r Mr. Ray is 70 years '
young. ;
The Hendersonville Lodge
of P. held an extremely interest
ing meeting last Monday night.
The rank of Knight was confer
red upon Mr. A. W. Calhoun. ,
C. M. Dalton will sell his entire
stock of general merchandise, at
Slick Rock, Reedy Patch, N. G,
at public auction on Tuesday, ,
December oth. .- This 13 a rare;
chance to make money.
; The Finance Committee will
settle with the county treasurer
on Tuesday, Dec. 1st.- The "ah-"
nual statement wiir probably ap-:
pearin thenextssue'f thisrv
paper, v ' . ' , . .
Unclaimed letters in the Hen
dersonville postoflice: : W. W.
Anderson, Ellen Cash, Miss Allie-
Dotson, Mrs. M. A. Hastmgs. ...
J. L. Hopson, Sula Stone, . O. Li,
Stewart, John B. Brown, Mrs.
M. D.Smith.
Wilson's sale a great one will .
start on Dec. 3. The little folks
will all be glad j to know that old "
Santa Clause will be on hand ;;
with more gifts for them, and he
will expect to see them at Wil
son's sure. '
Flave Hart says he would not
do without Hick's . Almanac for;
$25.00 a year. He says one issue
of this almanac saved him 600. 1
bushels of potatoes. Charley;
Pless sells the books. '
An automobile stood outside
the Gates Hotel entrance. Some-; ;
one was examining the mysteries
of its interior. He was smoki ng. -Smoking
a cigarette. The gaso
line ignited, a flash of flame and
the front of the buzz wagon was
a sheet of fire, which was extin
guished by City Tax Collector
Sam Bryson before serious dam-
agt was done to the machine.
The Rebekah District will hold
their district convention here on
Dec. 4th. This is the second
district meeting ever held in this
state, and will be attended by
delegates from eleven counties.
There are 15 lodges in the dis
trict, three fof which were or
ganized in the past three weeks! :
The Mc B e e Eastman Ed
wards affair was aired once more
last week before Squire Fletcher.
Mrs. Edwards, formerly Mrs. -
Eastman was discharged, and
the costs of the; action "saddled 1
nnon Eckols McBee. r who - insti- ? :'
tuted the suit Mrs. Edwards
with her husband are spending '
their honeymoon in the South, ;
hAincr unable '. to lease Buck Shoals
from'Receiver Press Patton.
Those crood-hearted Deonle who
wish . to remember ; the ; unfort-
unate inmates of the county poor-
house are requested to leave their '
offerings at Dr. J. G. Waldrop'
office before 6 o'ciock -Thursday .
afternoon. They will be taken
charge of by Dr. Waldrop and
Mrs. Lila Barnwell, and conveyed
by ' them to! that institution;
Remnants of a bountiful Thanks
giving dinner wilibe highly, ap-
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