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OF ; Ii w 4 J The following extracts' from Ae Biblical Recorder, anent the Baptist State Convention, recent ly held in Hendersonville, will be 0f interest. 5 VvJ vy ' v " 'i The Biblical Recorder; goes into nearly fifteen .thousand North Carolina Baptists homes. It fcoald go into twenty thousand IJd under the capable direction o 5 it, brilliant editor, Rev. Hight C, jloore, will undoubtedly soon Hustling Hendersonville. According, to .apbintinent, the Convention was held last - week in that happy,, healthful, : hustling, hospitable highland city-Hen-rsonville. It is beautifully sit- tated on an undulating plateau mst beyond the Blue Ridge. Fer a fields and meadows stretch .way from it on every side to the :"wMWpfl borizon. Its rma-, rwak-f ringed horizon. Its perma nent population numbers 3.000 .or feore, and the summer tides quad rljples its census, last summer, for example, registering" in its guest books not f ewer than 12,000 names. It has I many beautiful 1 tomes, some oi tnem eiegant; ana its hotels are far-famed. It nas jod churches and schools, sever al substantial business houses, four strong banks, agood tele pkone exchange, two big Lake filnbs. and various other enter- ! prises. The court-house, in which the convention, met, is one of the finest in the state. On the streets 'ad sidewalks $70,000 is 'now be- in? spent and a $60,000 Federal bmlding is on the way. An elc- 'trie street-car system, free city de- liYery of mailman' electric line to jAsheville, and a goodlroads move- aent in the county are immediate are the good people of- the city- the strong men and fair women Who within its Agates are bringing .iLogt to pass for the betterment uw yaj ana seuuoii. x , ; :s. M Report of DaHy iEIeraliL The Daily Herald of Henderson- .Tiile gave full and" sympatheticTre- ports of the Convention, publish-' jed thirty or forty pictures of Jaethren in various parts of the iate, gave several editorials 4o ie work of the body, and in every Jay exhibited splendid jonrnalis pe enterprise. The city editor Mr. J. B. Barrows, did Ks rwprk well, -adit was greatly appreciated by invention delegates and visitors, ion. M, L. Shipman, our erBcient aie Labor Commissioner, is edi- or-UH!hief of the Herald and of r M7u Da" xxusuer; anu ne p on hand contributing much to ijeentertamment and sucecss of ffle Convention.'. , . v . ' Baptists of Hendersonville. H 1845 thft first RktifiRf iToK Hendersonville was' organized. $ first pastor was Elder James fjthe. The list of his successors pMes the names of the jfollow rr ministers : Nelson Bowen, But Justice, G. S. Jones, D. B. Nel- Elijah Allison, Joseph E. Car iV.B. Boone, John lIitchell, D. Wenn, Samuel Gibson, William chards, A. R. Love, M. h. Law A and J. G. Hughes. The pres ,J Pastor is Rev K. W. Cawthon, Z v st. taken cnarge, begin- Sws ministry most auspicious vn re membership of the First m October, is 273, its proper- 11,000 w j, O ' and its contributions year wpt0 aqr - rf 1, 2 Hendersonville' church, (re-: organized), Elder A. I. e la nneAi. Tl,'-iA'iJ is fifty-nine; its J? Property is worth! $2,500, contributions were $1,900 The Baptist.cause in .rsonville is in good condi ! m Progressing rapidly. :j A Great Eevival. 1 JJ eeks before the Con 'eoCp assembled EvangeHst Sam ates had heen conduct eatflendersoilviUe a meeting of ..Power and influence. Every 'Sr. as deeply im k&A nnstlans wer aroused 3 ton . ; tiere were more than ! i881?118 faith about half 'W.Ad ted " with the ... c 01 the town; flTirl tbftrft c cv - r, of r . ce ana nome me j rehgious fervor. It was f J ii I l! Li ilUiUo . a holy atmosphere for the Con vention to enter. v " And it was to the credit "of the messengers, as Brother Cates bore witness at the Convention's close, that their pres ence' deepened rather than,eftaeed the good impressions made. Broth er Cates attended the; Convention every day and continued evangel istic services fat night. i Me is a remarkable man, greatly used of God in soul-winning, and we re joice at V the revival under his preaching at Hendersonville Words -of Welcome. Pastor K. W. Cawthon introduc ed Hon. : Charles . French Toms, who, in a well prepared and well received address," gave his breth ren Jiearty welcome to "Hendersqrf ville, " a city of the glad hand, of ovenuons and i cnautauquas. Mayor R. H. Staton, another active Baptist! ollowed with much cor- aiaiixy ana neartmess.'. un Denaii of the Convention Rev. Walter N. J ohnson made unique and impres sive, response, regretting that more delegates were not here to accept this gracious : hospitality,- urging larger "attendance on the -ground that our State Convention must stand for the great popular Bap-' tist impulse, and suggesting that the Convention be entertained t on the Harvard, plan (simply lodging and breakfast.) 1 A hearty' wel come heartily accepted. ; -: A Beautiful Incident. s At this point occurred a leau- tiful incident,a loving tribute to one of the grand old men of the denomination. , 'After. Brother Johnson f had f finished, his speech, Elder F.; H; Jordan . arbse and ous life as a minister of the gospel, preaching . .in 'very. part- of the state arid baptizinmdr-lim 5,000" converts With gret Yap preciatidnhe ;told KoW the educa tion" of two of his ' daughters had been provided for by friends, one graduating at Chowan .Uollege. tne other now taking a course at Mer edith College. ; The youngest of his ; daughters, yet m : school and anxious f or college Vtraing, being present, he called her to .nim and with' emotion on her part and his, he introduced h- r to his brethren. Instantly-President Bruner offered to educate her at Chowan College, Pastor Butler, of Hertford, pledg ing co-operation and Elder Josiah Elliott placing - ten dollars , in Tlwth at Jorrlan fa hand. whereuDOn a spontaneous offering was made wniie the audience stood and wept ,sang when X can read my , title clear," Brother Jordanlead- hno - A manxr onmxn forward to 1 - - o . erasn nia nana, jxne - couecuon. - i - mi .11 -i! amounted- to" f628Brother Jor dan ' thanked his friends," and a' striking scene passed into history. ;i:'Evcryone-Had B'Home,!.; Every 'messenger at Henderson ville avers that , he had' the best home in the city a fine tribute to the - charming cordiality of that delightful" town. The editor of the Recorder must, however, be al lowed to claim the strongest sup erlative for the hospitality accord ed him and the President of Mars Hill College. We were entertain ed in the home of that saintly and fevered mother in Israel; -Mrs. J. S. Hawkins, who, attended by her faithful daughter; ; Mrs. M. G. Hudgins, is spending the evening iof her days in the home over which she has presided for more than tnree-score years, one is , xiuw eicrhty-six years of age, and the oldest" member of our church at Hendersonville.-- J Her sight is nearly gone,-her strength has fail ed, she must be constantly attend ed, and she was unable to visit the Convention thongh. "-within, two blocks of her door, our witn aierc mind she- spoke of passing events, recalled the early daysof Baptist struETsrle in this section, and took a deep interest in the proceedings of the . Convention. It was . a-bene diction to be, in her home, .where so many servants of God have found a hearty welcome througli the years. She'cannot linger long before " the ' gates of ) life ,ei crnal onen wide to welcome! her "to" the better world.-V May the sun" of her r.v , , : , me reacn xen clouded ! horizon in a sky un- S ; - - A few of the farmers of the Blue Ridge township realized that they were losing money on their ' corn crops. For the betterment of the community they organized a club and agreed that hey would give one dollar each to the one. of their members who .made the largest yield on an unimproved , acre. The land which they used was all unimproved and would have made, an average of over ten bushels to an acre. ; .- -V - ; They have made yields, all of of them,' which they C may. feel proud of. That is not all, they have 1 an acre of ground, either one of the fourteen will; tell you that it is worth from twice to four times what it was when they , be gan for their corn crop last spring The following, are the yields : ; ' -Hamilton Jones, 44 bushels and J. H. Hyder, 47 bushels and 57 pounds. ; , ; J ' ; ' ; ; ..v. : j. - -. . ' 'x H. Ward -.34. bushels ahd :I7 pounds-'::c;; :-iXrj ':yjiV'vi- General - Wardp 33 bushels ' and 19 pounds;; : ' r- ;:c. T. P. . Garret, . 41 bushels and 27 pounds. : 'r'-: ' : R. E. Ward, 70 bushels and 45T pounds. :;''' : P. : T. ;Ward,l 65- bushels -.and 30 pounds. ...v r;:v" .-1 -5 O. Ij. Merchants 52 bushels and 30 pounds. ,: f-:, V'itJ.: W. , P- Gibbs. 70 bushels and 68 pounds. h- . Horace Case, 38 bushels ! JSen Blackwell, 51 bushels and 58 pounds. : ; -: . v v ' : Tom Blackwejl; 47C bushels and 17.pbnnds.";""rv -iv-;i L"; '. Blake wardii'notr gathered; i;,.!r' The following are the. costs and profits of ;fWof theQnte?tnnfe J Hannltpn- Jcnes, -xgzls 4 bags of fertilizer ri i . . . : . $110 1 sack of Nitrate Soda:. . W; .5.5Q 3 loads of Barn-yard -Manure . 3.00 Labor . . :5.00 Total . , .... $24.70. 44 bushels at 75c . . . i .$33.00 4(K)l)ushels tops at 2c. . ;'8.06 ' JTotal. . . . . . v- .$41.00 R. E Ward, costs : ; 5 bags phosphoric acid. .$ 9.00 1 sack nitrate soda. . . . . . , . 5.50 24 bushels lime. ... .V. .. 5.00 17 loads manure. 1 . ... . . r . T. 17.00 Labor. . . ..... . . . . . . . . 5.50 Total, r . . . . . V. . .$42.00 v'r;-'" -'" .Profits.- 70 bushels at 75c . , . r! ; . $52.50 Cut Stover, v, :7 . . . : : : 16.00 Total; :-y . :.-.. w'.. . ." . . $68.50 From this we can. see. that one made $14.70 and the other $26.50 besides ther improvement of their land. ; We can readily see the dif ference between the use of and tne none use of lime. . But we could not; say that lime made the whole difference. But it is evident that lime helped. " . " : .-o It would be a good idea for all . x - the .townships of Henderson coun ty to have a corn club and then have a general one for .the whole county. That is to have a prize for each township and one for the largest" yield in the whole county. What have you to say farmers T v WALDO BROWN. ' Pleased With the Reminder. . Mr.' W. B. Fewell, speaking of the little reminders of subscription being sent out from this office, says : ' ; . . v.v "I took your letter home and we all enjoyed a- good laugh over it. At first I was tempted not' to" send my little amount due you, -. wishing; to see what you would' say in your next letter, but on second ' thought changed my mind, and , herewith' hand you amount due. Your letter was the most pleasant dun I have ever re ceived." ' ' 1 20U halhigii. C. Dec. 13. Miss neater of B. F. Adlino 1 " a: Keith, c port of 1 ribly t; months i with ale cl Meredith recovered Icctcr of customs for the Hininstpn; who was ter ned . more than - two ;o through, an accident 10I used. in her room at College her, has so (far a , to ; be able to be re- moved from the college infirmery to the home of her parents Wilminf oh. Her hand and arm and one J de vrer badly "burned, bandage . being- still necessary. Shi't tra eled; on a ot on which shewas carried into the car. ; Here tc Izy on ..business5 with Governor lut chin was tri Joseph Hyd Bratt," states -"geologist and secretary of the State Good Roads Association. Ill isr enthusiastic over: the;; progress of the move ment for ,th& formation of "county good; roads association thatwfll co-joperate with the state associa tion. HoV says.' there i are .already formed 27 of these county associa-j tionS and that others, are to be orgamzed before January 15 in a dozen or more v counties, -many dates bein already fired. ;These include Randolph, Richmond, Gas- tqnr Mecklenburg, Pender Duplin and other counties. 4 ; : He is being assisiea in tins worK Dy engineer W;' L. Spocn.' Ut 1 is I jmderstood that there is to be a determined effort during the approaching leg islature for. the creation of a state highway 7. commission.,-that will bring about a systematic road im provement the state over : Th e state snprem e court- is this wee: hearing' the , final arguments of -tlrc-t t c nza in ;r:nin cut . to spizzzjcx February term to take, plac of early ; next week most prohabl, TH6 sixteentit: Siitrict cases -are Deing ; neara xnis weeii: Howeyer ' )donsderable time was devoted today , to ah appeal set down ;frQm a previous ; disfrict, State "Ts'i pinner: Holly, from Guil ford that is ( novel in " several Re spects. vThe prisoner; has already servted oneyear of a five year sen-: tence for larceny" and is making a fightor hisUberty on the ground that the trial judged exceeded hi authority, in sentencing,' for five years when the larceny of which he was convicted was of articles worth $10, The contention is that this degree of larceny is" punisha ble -with not more than one year sentence. There ' was a writrof habeas corpus hearing fefofeAs sociate V Justice Piatt D. Walker, of the supreme court yesterday in this case in which the justice de clined to grant the writ. N He is therefore not participating in the hearing before the supreme; court now. Tinner Holly is a negro and his is a 'pauper appeal." - C Road Meeting on Saturday. - If you are intersted in the Hen derson bounty road law, present, past, or to be, go to the meeting at the court house on Saturday. There 's going to be a full discus sion, it is hoped, the matter, and you want to be there and express your opinion. ; c . A Sample of Many. t Here is a sample of the many letters being received here by the hosts and hostesss of the recent convention. - This is from Rev. A. E. Brown, superintendent of Mountain Schools,' who says : "I am still enjoying the ' inspi ration received at the convention. I beg to thank you again for your kind hospitality and to congratu late you, your church 'arid-town upon the splendid entertainment. The convention was never better entertained. ; I .have Jieard only expressions of gratification, at the entertainmd WW. . -BUY BIG xlLlOr LUID. Smith '6 Sehcnck, the well known legal firm, -have been. em ployed :to investigate titles' and f make abstracts of a large body-of land, including -many :sep arat e tracts, south ; of . Kanuga Lake Colony, for a company of wealthy Charlotte men. " - ,1 The deals have been closed and will be consuniated as soon as the titles can be passed upon. : The work of investigating the titles has been going on since the first of. last we ek. ; ' That -'s' just the bald, plain, un ornamented recital of certain FACTS. . .-.'-'i TO FORM COTTON ' r TRUST. Columbia, Dec. 14. Lewis W. Parker,' of Greenville, 'the most prominent cotton man ; in South Carolina, was in Columbia 'Tues day, enroute home ' from Charles ton, whef 6 : he announced, Monday ascheme for.the largest mill mer ger .ever Attempted in' the south. Mr. Parker is at the head of or. is interested in nine big cotton mills in this state and his visits to Char leston was made for the; purpose of -presenting toithe Charleston stockholders, of these mills a pro position to merge them all into one company unaer. ; one ' executive management. ;The proposition was made and the plan explained at a meeting of the local stockhold ers held ' at ; the Commercial " Club in Charleston. No - - action ; was taken at the meeting, but it is un- derstodd that a majority of the stockholders are heartily in favor of MrParker's plan; J ''--'"'- 1 "' ; iSrovr Burby TcbiccoHere:;';-;'..' . Hon :A;:.Cinion lhn3 .returned from sL. meeting of the State "Board ol v Agriculture 7at: Ilalcigh Miy Cannon is quite ' enthusiastic over the prbflbiition of the a griciiltural department to try the experiment of growing burley tobacco in this section.'1 ; He believes it can.be suc cessf ullygrown ; at a good profit to the f amer. - One man' in Madison county realized $284 from one acre of burley. and Mr;. Cannon, is con fident the farmers of Henderson will find it a good cash crop. It will be of interest, by the way? to. know that some of that fine corn rcc cntly xn exhibition ; in this of fice grota : by Mr: Canon; has been shipped to the Ohio corn ex hibit by the stated - V ' J "ArModeru'- Lumber Yard.; " Forced to enlarge the already big lumber y yards twice during his two years of b increased : storage : room 'under cover, biggerf-hipmentsj S arid a stronger and stronger, hold upon the confidence, of the people-this briefly is the . history of one of Hendersonville 's best known busi ness firms, that" of Mr. J. R. Will- son, aeaier m lumDer oi ail Kinas as well. as building material of all kinds, too. In fact, if there is anything that ' . goes into a new house which is not handled by Mr. Willson, that gentleman would be glad to know of it. - 1 ; But really, the marked increase in thev business done by this, firnl during its two years of life here reflects; the steady growth of Hendersonville, For instance, the: yards have ' been enlarged twice during -that time. Addi tional sheds have been provided. A much larger stock is . carried. Mr: Willson has a car load of the unquestionably superior Ajax tin shingles now on the road, makin j our cars of this fine article, sold here in the past three .months. Acrain Mr. Willson has contracted with one mill alone for twofhuri dred' thousand, feet of framing,--. Which is some amount of lumber, you will admit, i. He orders even such an article as window" weights by the solid car, and most; every thing else in the same way. . - - The motto of this firm, ' 1 Qual ity, V is, -possibly,, the one word that explains its success. Some contractors there are who believe J. R. Willson 's No; 2 stuff Is equal to much sold elsewhere as ' No. 1. However that may -be, certain it is. that the motto of "Quality," is a fitting one, and under, all circum stances is it lived up to. : f 1 Ml I m f r1 m n m U w Special to the Hustler , Charlotter N. C, Dec'.- 15. The- North Carolina Bankers Associa- " :n V- . j ? - tt " ' -i ' J nun win meet m nenaersonviiie, . at.Kariusra Lake, on June 21: 22, .... - w , - - . 9 f and 23. . - '.' , --v- , The executive committee of the Association met here today and' unanimously decided to hold theirr . convention at Kanuga Lake. This is the way the Old Ilanr looks when he strikes Hcndcrco county. : - . A Ilerry Christmas. ' The French Broad Hustler, withr..'. this, it.i nhristmis edition, wishes -each and crcry one of its fifteen hundred subscribers a Very ilerry Christmas. v 'iere ia twenty-iourt5 paces to -. thi3jc3uerwhile T aiot tha larjcctT- paper ever published in Hender--tonvilie .Thp Hutkr thinks, it - ik r. one of the best. Everybody has tried to riiake. it S9,,at aireventsi- and that is all they can do, isn yt it ?: vuie nave neipea. iney most cer- , lamiy ;nave:i it is generally -.at;-knowledged these days that' tie C Hustler ,is absolutely, the best ad ¬ vertising V medium in Western iMonn uaronna. .it goes into tlife- it is a clean paper fronr nrst to -last, and has the - very-' generous -, Every merchant 'represented in'";.-' this paper is worthy of your cori- -fidence. Read what they hav . to i say to you. You will find a most gratiiying aosence of . "sensation-n al ' advertisings-just v straight. nlain heart, tn heart tflllro witl , you people- they all know and wnose-- meritea confidence they wish: to win. , ; .;. , 5 The paper is really a 4sho i f 's-: ; Kiuuc .;: uiu u uu iXUtS . LUiUtU 111 ' QClCCLiUll 11 L ill I 1M I11HO IT I 1 Tjt by. lt.you. cannot go far wrong.- The Hustler again wishes '.eao and every one of its readers,demo crats and repubheans" alike, a Very Merry Christmas; and if this. copy of the paper contributes even . a little mite towards making th it Christmas a Happier or a Merrier one it will feel .well repaid for its labor. : : : . ; l -; v-v"- irroua oi me iioaa iiupervisors -7" V : ; Work. ; - 1 ; : :-j v : Said a well known professional'; "Whatever the outcome of the ' meeting at the court house Satur day, I am most certainly in. favor of insisting Mr.'P. F. Patton at the head of the work.. There is a. . mail wuq 13 prona oi ms womj as We are," who thoroughly I under- . sfanHs lEe work" of building iroodT' . J- x T - J3 : : : l a - j ruacus, as xiaa ueen ueuiuxisiraieu. : the one man for the position.' ; 1 . The very , many mends and ad mirers of Dr.- 'Meriwether, ef Asneville, .and one of the best known Kurereona -in 'the ' South . will b e pleased to learn that he is- now said to be out of danger after linerinff ;' danErerouslv close -.to the death line for several days. Al -0 - - . ' . . ' blood poisoning, witn almost fatal