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JTJI.I? OFF IIOTjIXTAIIT (The following interesting story from, the gifted pen of Mr. James JEL HiU, of Hendersonville, will be read with peculiar interest by the people of this town and county.) The exicting event related in this story occurred in the last week . of September and the first week of October in the year of 1780, when the colonies were, en gaged in a terrific struggle to throw off the yoke' of the mother country, nad at a:timejwhen the prospects of success were most gloomy. " .' . ;. The sceene opens in that section of western North Carolina known as the 'Iiand'of the Sky, '.' which is widely noted in the cotton States for its bracing air and sal ubrious climate. HY "v"?t - Very little has -been written about it, but its history is an in teresting one romantic as that of any other section of the United States. Its mountains are the most pic turesque of the entire Appala chain range. From any elevated positions near Hendersonville or 'Asheville, on the Southern" Rail way, can be seen Mount Mitchell (that highest peak- east of' the Rocky mountains) Mount Pisgah, Sugar Loaf, Pinnacle, Tryon and many other peaks that equal and . perhaps surpass, in stately beauty and symmetry, any that can be found in the llocky mountains. Instead of the brown, barren stone of the Rockies, which meets and ties the eye until its monotony becomes painful, here every peak is clothed in verdure clear .to the top. " ' -' The rock formations are of blue and gray granite. Limestone is net found except at the depth of many feet below the base of the mountains, and, consequently, the water is free from lime, as well as all other substances deleterious to health. V It was about ten o'clock on a clear, bright morning, such as they usually have m that region m September, When Lizzie McWade, accompained by her faithful dog, repaired to the orchards for the 1 purpose of getting fruit - for the midday meal. As she approach ed the orchard ah .observer could not have helped noticing that she was most attractive in appearance. She was symmetrical in form, and her elastic step indicated a buyo- rant vitality, while her fresh, rosy complexion denoted that perftct condition of health-which is only attained by regular habits and a life in the open air. wm:... She had just reached - Uhe ot- ehard and was filling her basket with the beautiful red apples which covered the, ground, kwhen her sensitive ear caught the sound of approaching, footsteps : She stood; erect' and y listened. ? Some one was coming along the pathway that led to Mills river. She glanc ed towards Lion that she might tell by his expression' whether it was a friend or a stranger ap proaching. No one could yet be seen, but Lionlooked. up ' "at her, smiled and .wagged his tail, and then' she knew that it was some one known to thef amily. . In another moment she caught a glimpse, Ihrongh; the y apple boughs, of a manly form coming towards her along the path. Her heart gave a bound as she recog nized her betrothed-John Patton from Mills river. ;; , VOh, how fine he looks!" Lizzie mused. ' So manly, so r hand some, and better'still, go good ! " Lizzie's opinion of John Patton was not , overestimated. Let us glance at him as he draws near. He was fully six feet; perfectly erect ; quitebroad at the shoulders and very muscular. His had was thrown back, showing hisbrown, curly hair and high forehead ; but his fine face, which usually reflect ed his naturally bright and cheery disposition, seemed to bear ; the marks of anxiety. On his should . ... - '!r!itfFl,"ri!!!!!lFi!tf! er he carried a long-barreled rifle, while at his side swung his pow derhorn and shotpounch. Attach ed to his belt was a sheath contain ing a large knife. His whole ap pearance indicated that he wasa typical f rocntiersman ; ! prepared for emergencies. John's -life had been spent on the farm, and in the forest, and was therefore, inured to hardship. His parents were a part of a colony of Scotch-Irish which had'settled in, that region thirty years before, so-that John was born on the farm where they now lived. His mother, in her youth, Had been "a school-teacher in. Schotland, and as the school facilities in the colony were ex ceedingly 'limited' she hadycare fully educated him." 'r-w"'"; i John's parents had been devoted Christians in Schotland,-and when they moved to America they did not abandon their , religious zeal. Of course such parents would in still in their son the finest princi ples of honor, and as. that whole section had been settled, by the same sturdy, honest people, his contact with his neighbors had an elevating influence upon his character. Even down to the pre- ent day the impress of that strong resolute, pureminded ancestry is manifest in 4 their posterity. ' Up to this time John had not ob served Lizzie, but - now his keen eye detected her through the foli age of several apple trees. "Oh, Lizzie!" he exclaimed as he advanced and ardently kissed her- lips, "I can scarcely express the pleasure it gives me to meet you this morning and to note that you look, so bright and stronsr. I lave not seen you in this new dress before, it is very becoming.'' . ''I assure you," she replied, "that I am equally pleased to greet you, John; but I thought when I first saw, you through the trees, that your lace wore an ex pression of care as though you were laboring under some mental strain. Evidently this impression was due to my distorted vision. I am glad you like my dress. Per haps you will be surprised to learn that it is, entirely, "my old cretionl I sowed the , flax, and When it matured, I cut it then hrqke it, spun it w'ove it, and then cut 'jout the dress and' did all the sewing myself. My cousin sent me the pattern from Schotland. con on another gal. , . Continued A LITTLE KISSING. A little kissing . Now and then, . " Is why we have rne marnea men. -, Birmingham Age-Herald 1 Too,' of 1 course, K Is why we 'have The quick divorce. i Chicago Record-Herald A little kissing . ? Lots of fun, 7 - V K If , you ican kiss I ' The proper 'one: .Vi . Cleveland Leader. A; little kissin'g Not enough, A lota of kissing ; - That's the stuff : ' 'A .-.V - Vij: r.:,, .z :: . l-lBbston Herald. A little kissing; On the sly, : - Is sweeter now : - ' Thany)yraHd;by. ' l;L-Yonker's Statesman. -' v '. '-' A little kissing May do forsome, But for us, Yum ! yum! yum! c , ; Henderson Gold Leaf. Of all the girls f X The best to kiss, ' : ' ' You bet your life Is a Raleigh, miss News Observer. Surpassing all ' The above combined,' Mitchell kisses - Can't be defined. , , Mitchell Kromcle. But "Hendersonville ' misses Were made tor kisses ! .. For sweet as molasses .. Are Hendersonville lasses. Cf. U. l. LwSica Masses cjl juicily 'TJithout Eowdyisa cr Disorder. T. XT. 7akcSeld, C. Oj Boone v and Guy V7eaver Nominatedon the Legislative Ticket No In r stnictions as to State Cfhairman- ship. ' r-'r ": ' Asheville, July 30. The Repub licans of Buncombe county in a largely attended," enthusiastic and intensely interesting convention this afternoon nominated a com plete legislative and county ticket to oppose the nominees of the Democratic party at the polls in November. J ames J. Britt was made permanent chairman of the convention and he presided with dignity and fairness; "While in in stances there was ' considerable rivalry, there was "no bitterness. The ' rowdyism and disorder and bitterness that characterized: the recent Democratic - conventions that have been held over North Carolina during the past iew months were conspicuous by .their absence.. It was an orderly and dignified-convention over which Britt presided a convention that j while spirited and enthusiastic was withal well-behaved. In fact, the convention was a relief from those political gatherings that have heretofore been held. The Republicans appeared in earnest in naming a ticket. They appeared to be fighting in a com mon cause and good humor and party interest prevailed ; In the legislative ticket nomi nated, it is contended by the mem bers of the party that they have men who are the equal if not the superior of the Democrats on the stump. Thomas W. Wakefield, familiarly known as "Dick" Wakefield, is a. railroad man well known in this county. He is a splendid debator and a hale fel low well met. C. C. Boone, one oz the nominees for the legislature, is well known in the county -and the district. lie was presidential elector in 1900" for the late Presi dent 'McKinley and caried the dis trict by more than 2,000 majority. Guy-Weaver, who has also been placed on the legislative ticket, well known not only in Asheville but throughout Buncombe county He-is a north Buncombe bov, was raised on the farm and has prae ticed law in Asheville for several years." He is connecetd with the Weaver family of r north Bun combe. Other nominations were: John A. Nichols, clerk of the court ; C A. Rice, register of deeds: Clyde Reed, tax collector; J. F, Barrett auditor; W. R. Payne, treasurer, and Frank M. Lindsey, "sheriff. There was. nothing said about endorsing Morehead or any one else for state chairman.' Should Join ' The Democrats. In a speech in Kansas on Tues day Senator Cummins, of Iowa, insurgent .Republican, attacked the Steel Trust which is capitaliz ed at-one billion dollars, of which the. Senator declared $800,000,000 is pure water. He declared that the entire plant of the Carnegie Company, a member of .the trust, which couldbe replaced for $80, 000,000, had been taken into the trust at $500,000,000 because" the $800,000,000 investment; pays a profit on $500,000.00 of fictitious value. The trust is . enabled to earn huge profits on ? watered stock by reason of millions of dol lars in benefits secured to it by a Republican - tariff. If Senator Cummins and the .voters of this country generally desire to put an end to 'such tariff outrages as he. illustrates in his attack" on the Steel Trust, they should quit in surging and join the Democratic party which constitutes the only hope of putting a stop to the Re publican policy of taxing the mas sesjbeyond all reason for the bene fit of billion dollar trust. Star. in Tom" Lee is not a nublic speaker,, but a splendid political worker and an all-round good fel low. His candidacy will inspire our mountain democrats to work like beavers for every nominee from constable to congressman. And this sort of effort would - re sult in a large majority for J." M. Gudger, Jr., oyer John G. Grant. . Montreal, Aug. 2. Announce ment was made today that an agreement has been reached be tween the Grand Trunk and its striking trainmen. . Employees are expected to return to " work within 48 hours. Announcement of agreement came from the rail road officials. Strikers, however, declared they had no jnf ormation that trouble was ended. 1 " San Francisco, Aug 2.r Joseeph Wendling, the murderer suspect accused of killing .Alma Kellner in Louisville, last December, will be taken back to that city todayl Wendling is cool and collected and says he never saw the Kellner girl. ;".v,;:Yv::- r::4" Walking From Atlanta .to, . N cw York and Back. , vc . High" Point, July. 31. B: F. Pearce, the champion Southern' walker of Atlanta, Ga., spent last night here and told many inter esting stories about his wonder ings. Pearce is walking from At lanta to New York City and return on a wager of $600 that he is td ask for no money , nor; sell, any thing alonge the route. . Pearce states that the ) eleven hundred mile walk was promoted by The Atlanta Journal and New - York Herald and that 'his course is along the national highway from Whitehall street to Broadway Seven weeks was required to make the trip, but the walker says he will make the down trip in about ten days less. . " ' $50,000 Campaign Fund. The Madison Herald, . publish ed in Morehead 's own county, has the following as the leading edi torial: . ' ' The report has reached Madi son that the Hon. J. Mishap More head who through- a fluke and the only way he can ever reps-; ent this district in congress is through' a fluke ;was elected in the fifth district two years ago, will be a candidate again this" year, and has made a proposition to the Republican state executive committee that if they will only turn over the management of the campaign to him he will raise a campaign fund of $50,000 and will guarantee to carry bitlr the fifth district and Rockingham county Kenublican this year. iow to a man of our mature ability, it logks like John has bit off more than a man of his calibre can chaw han dy. He may be able to do it though, but he may look for a mighty warm time while he- is on the job. ' Man, Poor Man. v An exchange says : ' Man that is born of woman is, small pota toes and few in a hill. Infancy he is "full of colic and catnip tea, and ,is old age he is full of cuss words t and rheumatism. In his youth his mother taketh him across her knees and ' sweetens his life with her slipper, and when he is a man grown the sheriff pursueth him all the days of his life! i ' : He also spreadeth like a green bay tree. He getteth into office j and his friends cling to him like spring flies to a suggar barrel. He.swelleth with vanity, ; cutteth ice for a timer hiit is hewn down at the convention and cast into the, salt , box. and his name is Den- nis. . , ' ' Out of-office, and out of friends he soon goeth busted . and lieth down in the cow pasture- :beside the still waters of the brook. H- dieth out of the world and goeth where it's warm enough without cloths, and the last of that man is worse than the beginning. Negro Meeting Turns Into, Bloody Cutting Affair Clinton, Aug 1. At a negro church in Honeycutt's township yesterday : there was ; a- disagree ment amojig. the 'brethren" which resulted in a bloody fight in which flitch Bennett was fear fully cut by Duh Pope and Oscar Butler. Bennett is expected to die. Officers are seeking the men who cut him. - ' - ; '---:r.-, "... IIAED 02T T7HIST PLAYEESX The editor of the' - Presbyterian Standard, Rev. P. R. Law, pays his respects :to certain : classes of bridge-whist players in. the follow ing-vigorous language : f f C I The report that came to us not long ago of a woman so drunken at a bridge" whist party she had be carried home , was not a matter jor surprise. Dnnkine and drunkenness has always been a proximate result 'of gambling. Of course there are other evils that follow. In fact, the gambling vice has. "always played Vt prominent to& in the overthrew of social or der, subversion of government, the prostitution of the home, and the demoralization and destruction mon in oil ono n-A v. How degenerate the ' community that tolerates7 the indecency of such,a debasing vice in its homes, What, f a. follow where a people mingle in complacent fellowship with wo- men who frequent such gambline dens! Jt is distressinff bevond the telling that some prof essing Chris tians.are entangled in the meshes of the evil. That it is contrary to al lthe laws of real decency.?is I.lli! . ' Al t ' 0 r -i' viuiauuu ox me laws 01 vtoa, ae grading in its nature, and a scan aai to true religion, goes without saying. 'And whatsoever ye do m word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus.' is the di vine rule for the Christian life. V Commenting upon the Stand ard's conclusion the Statesville Landmark adds this : It may astonish some of the Landmark's readers to learn that some, so-called women drink, but this is a development of , modern life in some of the so-called high social cireleSp- especially in the cities. ' Plenty of good women play bridge whist, and denuncia tion of all who engage in the game is unjust,-but that the tendency is had cannot be questioned. It is dangerous even for young women or mature women, but possibly the worst influence is that it tends to make gamblers of boys and young men. The Greensboro Daily News re produces these comments and ven tures to say r, , whether you agree with Mr; Law or not, it isn't. any use to get mad about- it. He is an able man, dnd a minister in a great church, an deditor of the newspaper organ of that church. He has made out a strong ease,one that furnishes food forvserious thought and re flection. "It must be admitted that there is the force of truth in these state ments. It is an issue that must be reckoned with. It cannot be lightly regarded or ignored with safety to those whose habits of life areyet4o. be. .formed, 'As ye sow so shall ye reep,' or 'whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap. ' What shall the harvest be X If you can't go to church today, you can make ' your own sermon from the foregoing." Yes, and there is no use in dis guising the fact that bridge-whist is tolerated in the homes of many people who do not realize tHe evil results attending continued persis tence in the practice of playing the gamer Playing; for prizes is u Li 1 " j should be discouraged in , every wel : lregulated home. "As "the twig is bent, so the tree is en clined." ; ; . , . , T Z The Carolina Banks, -J-; Italeigh Dispatch The " 335 state, private and saving hanks do 0 mg uusmess in ionn Carolina have resources aggregating $57, 851,130 and deposits amounting to $39,316,099, according to a sum porati'on commissoin. The sum mary shows further that the ag mary ot reports of condition just gathered and compiled by the cor gregate capital is $8,591,505, tne surplus" $1,879,625, and the un divided profits $1,900,515. . This summary shows - a steady and conservative - gain over the re pors in the -past and the commis sioners say the banking interestts of. the tate are maintaining a very healthy growth. " 'ZT- Greenville, S f! T , T?i x July o, Electric motor car servieL?' the use of tmii "wi third rail attachment given on the linp L X De Railway and the Bhip t l"e Noun Way between Greenville a? to derson perhaps the mnst thick? -a settled4milling section in the J mcludine the i Pipr!mnTi PW,. TIT.-1T , vninamct at On V And rnrm ted and two round trips a H 1 made. Though a large numbJ d; stops are made the car w tPyH making the schedni1 time. The car now in use ig ) of Property ot the General Elect I uuuiuaiiv. ann wi ha j i two, cars. being built by that on) Pany especially for the Souther) railway are delivered. The J I car will provide seats fn ki I sengers The car is run by electricty geJ erated by a gasoline engine. TU ; powerful machinery is comnactlJ - Placed in ,the forward end. It ;i eas"y mamPuiated and the car uaauieu Wlia periect ease. Th( a greatest interest is felt through I nnf tllia OOrf lrr in Vi - " vuc iuuior car' - - and 1 a crowded every trip. Th I"1 v1 gxeeteu Dy great crowds at every station. Atone place a citizen was so anxious tJ 1 i. get a view that he left the barher'J chair running to the station with? his face covered with lather. I The new service is in addition! to the steam trains run betwppJ VVMI Greenville and Anderson and k! expected to prove a great con! vemence. The operation oi thestj cars, the first of their kind in tl: Ksouin, win De waienea vritii great! interest. ' CHOLERA KILLS ICCCO IN SUBGPEAII ZZZ'Z Spreads Over Forty T 7, 0 ; vinces and , Territories and Alarmingly Increasing. St. Petersburg, July 28. The extent of the cholera epidemic t revealed in figures made public by the government sanitary com mission today. The, stncKen region now in cludes .forty-two provinces and territories of .European Russia, and since the outbreak of the dis ease last May there have been 37,- 652 cases, with 16,651 deaths. Recently there has been a start ling increase in the number of vic tims.' During: the week ending j July 23, 13,37.4 cases was report ed , of which 5,979 terminated fa tal. - y ' Some, time ago .the scourge made its appearance in this city and for a fortnight' has been a daily average of forty cases and twelve deaths." Yesterday there were fifty-fonr cases and fourteen deaths. In the local hospitals there are 514 cholera suspects, in cluding thirty-eight children. Pays Compliment to Simmons and , - Small. . - Wilmington dispatch says. At a meeting , ot the , wmmng chamber of commerce two excel lent addresses were delivered by Congressman J. Hampton Moore, of Philadelphia, president of the Atlantic Deep Waterways Associa I tion and Consressman J. H. Small of this state.',. This afternoon the distinguished visitors were given an . outing on tne governing launch Mercury. ! The addresses of both speakers were fillld with nractical illustra tions of the great importance of waterways. Congressman Moore n . A kink AAmnlim anT Tfi Con- " , that gressman omau ouu uwuut - IVIr. Small went to congress that North Car olina was treated this year in the wajr of appropriations was aue largely to the efforts of Congress man Small and Senator Simmons. In fact the speaker said he would have to doff his hat to the North Carolinians for the appropriation of this state was greater than he could get for Pennsylvania. Figures were given to show m enormous losses that are sustaineu along Jhe Atlantic by not having an inland waterway.