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HIAGHDY OF7: -:''z--:-'
(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
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. , .
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:
. 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
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.
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.
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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
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
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
"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
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
settled4milling section in the J
mcludine the i
Pipr!mnTi PW,. TIT.-1T
, vninamct
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
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
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. '
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
" , 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.

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