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(Continued from Page 1.) routes in those days. He sat down in the same big chair looking more ' dejected than(I had ever seen him. Billy, I said you are acting might- ly foolish, and it looks to me -like ;you are trying to make two people miserable. He asked what I meant and I just told ; . him everything Mary had said word for word. -He got so excited he . could hardly talk ! '" ; 1 V" ' 'Want her to go! exclaimed he, Why aunt Sally, what would my life be without her? She came to me more than -twelve years ; ago, and she's never been off my mind a moment since. I 'd die to make her happy'. I think you had bet ter live for the same reason, I an-wered.- 'But, he went on I m thirteen years "older than she is, and she is more than three times 4 Billys -1 said, I though you had more sense. v I never heard of riches being ah objection in a wife, . neither is there any age limit. Now -Ilthink you had better speak for yourself, or it will soon be too late. He walked away, stepping like a aoldier on a auick march, and holding his head high. I wonder v ed how ' it would turn ' but. but I .did not have to wait long before I . knew. : Christmas night Maryland Billy came over here for supper. Billy looked ten years younger; and his face was fairly beaming as Tie led Mary up tome sayingaunt Sallylook at my beautiful Christy mas gift; Mary threw her arms around my neck saying, ' Aunt Sal ly, you are an angel, I never knew .that an angel wore glasses, and had rheumatism.' What now, I -aid, 'I'm not going-away jbecause I havA been beeefed to stay. 'Of (Up 1 r ( ' x 8 I h it f' ' Tf jjt t i Ti lt.- B. that it is" the plain, timpje, - civic duty, of everyone1 inHendersonville to spend their Christmas money in llendersonville. I know of one man who makes every dollar he gets. right .here, "and r .whose in creasing wealth is due to, : the The city editor "awoke atthe stroke of twelve "to find' the Spirit of the Mergvperched comfortably on a keg of ink, his tobaceobox empty and the office full of smoke. - 4 Must have fallen . 'asleep over thatdast proof, he apologized, sitting up in his office chair. V" V ;. The Spirit of the" Meg arched his eyebrows. "Every occur to you that possibly your readers may do the same thing! ',; ; : v;' : ."If they do "flashed the city editor, " its partly your iiaulti you contrary, ' obstinate ' little - cuss.' You keep on making mistakes in that machine and you'll be out of L a job soon, "rv ; r ,v-i;.V'-'C ".: '"': " Naughty, 5 haughty, talk, ? ' mocked . the Spirit: ;. " 'Taint my fault its Bob Oates.' ,You are on the wrong side of the street.You are like that man returning to the Hotel Wheeler late; very latei one night last summer, who' feaid to the policeman: ' 4 V " 'Scuse me, my friend, but 'can you tell me which is the opposite side of the street!" ; --v'; -, ' 'Why.'; Explained the officer, Mts over there the other side.' "'Zat's what I thought said the cheerful one, ' but while' I rwas walking over there a few minutes 'go, I asked a man an' he told me zis wazze opp'site side !? - ' " "And that's the way wityou you're on the; wrong side of the street ins many , respects. 1 hear some people calling the Daily Her ald the Christian Advocate. They also insinuate that they want news in a hewsTianer- not sermons. You ' Well, they Von 't have either Hendersonville hears -men like them-; "again-1 - .Their", speeches should have been reported- in 'full, but you were so . infernally" con course that 'was no surprise to me, in the Daily Herald after the first 0 I kissed them both and believe the year," grumbled the city edi I cried a little I was so glad it was tor. "The paper stops then." aettled right.; ' TThere were some . "Yep so I hear," answered the to say that Billy; haoTdone well for Spirit of the Merg, "and about the himself in marrying a rich wife, best thing the stockholders of this but that was surely a love match, company, ever did for Hendersbh He would have been glad to get ville was when they had the paper her without a cent, in" fact, her continue through the Baptist State money .was the only thing that Convention. The Baptists certain mmtA him TTa TAfiisfid to tnnfth lv ahnreciated it.. Gave them full a cent of it, just keepon investing reports of the convention proceed it for his wife, until she put a stop ings. with pictures of scores of the -to that. After they had been mar- delegates, hours.before the Char v ried about two years Calvin and lotte Observer got here. They all I spent Christmas with them. Af- think Hendersonville some fine ter dinner we all sat around a big town and the Daily Herald helped fire in the sitting room. I. had along that impression." little Maurice, named for her fa- "Never heard a finer bunch of ther, oh my lap. Billy was look- talkers in my life," answered the ' ing at a book of f arm machinery city . 'editor, reminescently.- "In and Mary was looking with; him. fact; didn' know the Baptists had 'I am going to geFa mowing ma- so many big brained men. ; There chink and a hay rake just as soon was Bailey, and Poteat, and Rob as I can afford it; Billy said. 'Why ertsonV and Hall.and a half score nTit:VoVe-Pt it how? Marv asked, others. It'll be a long time before 4I haVe not the" money to spare at presentbut perhaps 1 11 be able to get them some day.' There's plenty in the bank, Mary answ ered! 4 But -that yours M could trary last weekT rtz-.j not take thati With that : she Here the Spirit of the Merg stood up,'her eyes flashed, and her jumped up vehemently. M.Why, cheeks blazing, Billy Carroll, she doggast you, Xwould like to wring aid, 'I'm just tired of hearing you your neck to have the face to say continually: talk of my wife's that to me. You make me work money, and I will not stand it any another week H like last, he longer. r screamed," and I'll go back to the Now listen, and ' I want aunt factory." . -'r ': : ' ' " : : ly to hear: me too; ' How would '-For-once the city editor was too you like to: have me speak of this scared for retort but stood; silent place as Billy 's hohse:tead of as the Spirit paced angrily up and my house. Suppose 1 said Billyh down the. office. V . .. . horses. Billy!s cattleBilly's gar- "WelV well, let's forget it and , den, and never said mine or ours? talk about something else. .The Hear me; and ! meah every word I Baptist have left us the town and . sav. unless vou take mv monev and the people treated f them right. u "C,i t in Thev will talk j about it in their again caU your house my home; homes and many will return next nor speak of anything here as summer. . mine. I want vou to order those "Their presence here has1 been machines at once, will vou? Bii: a' moral uplift with - the : Cates " ly looked scared, but he said . ; he meetings, which are to continue would. She made himome right another week 1 hear. --And; that over to the secretary and write im will bring us. almost to Christmas.' ,mediately; L reckon she was a- The stores look 'like Christmas f raid- he might change his mind, time now 'and that reminds me of Mary was rightand from that day something I! want to say. Gimme on tney owned things together, I a match first, tho." l)eHeve there'b not:a happier cou- And the Spirit threw back his pie anywher than they are. They head, closed his eyes and allowed have lots of blessings, but they the cigarette smoke to roU lazily xeauze u ana are tnanntul. out of his nostrils. tala Ripley . Barnwell. public spirit of the people, send ing his; family oyer to Asheville and spending two hundred dol lars in one store .there "Two hun dred; dollars- gone from Hender sonville for keeps. Not one cent of it will return. This is but one instance out of many. " ( ; :A .f 'Il'see,''! said the " city editor.. 1 'But tell me how are you going to stop 'em?" M s-',. ; J ''Stop them you" can't do it! But. you can -; organize against thenjitaoptin;as ' your; slogan 'we patrphize those who patronize us.'- They are': not beyond your reach-nqt one.V;; V ; ; - ; ; t Yawning politely ' (hehihd his hand, the city editor; suggested that this was h'aricUy a Christian, or a Christmas spirit, ; Ignoring the poor pun the ::: Spirit of the Merg continued. ; - ; ;-; "That as a Christian spirit to help those helping you. I have no mOre sympathy with such ideas of civic duty, than I have with cant, hypocrisy and show religion. Some men make' their money here and. spend ; it eisewnere, ana a large class of men use their re ligion as & cloak to 'coyer V their meanness of spirit.; their question able business methods, their lack of charity. 1 have in mind an other man an example of many. When he gives, he gives publicly never privately, -and has no more conception of Christ's char ity than of the fourth dimension. He has forgotten 'iTake heed that ye do not your righteousness be fore men, to be r seen of them ; else ye, have no reward of your Father ."which is in Heaven. There's a woman in want in Hen Christines edition of The Hustler may give you a little profit, at least." -;'" .-..;,::,.;-. The - Spirit faded away until nothing remained of him but his cynical grin. . : ; ' - "Old, man," he remarked. as a parting Wot, " don't, forget it it akes money and a . heap of it" to run a aaiiy paper. iuu Daily Herald depart in peace and urn my machine to work qn pro fit paying printing. v ' ; bometimes you remind me of that Henderson county man ) who - wagered that he -cdnld-ride;the fly-wheel: in a saw' mill, and as his widow paid the bet, she' remarked : : " 'William was a kind husband, but he didn't .know much abdut fly-wheels.' . . . '..''-, A "That's you. ; You don't know. much about daily papers in Hen dersonville.";.; . ; v ; ' ;; i Ahd before the city editor could throw anything the Spirit of the Merg had vanished., - C OitVEITTioiT PRO OEEDIliGS. ; The ; 80th convention ;of the Baptistsof North .Carolina is now a matter of church .history. The proceedings of the conven tion, acknowledged by its officers to have been one of the 'most im portant in recent years, will have a direct and important bearing upon the future progress , of this great denomination numbering almost a. quarter of million souls. As was truly said during the con sideration of a certain measure at one of the sessions, this marks an epoch." '-V - The many reports submitted show a wonderful growth in the ranks of the Baptists of the state sence of licspitality. Every 'dele gate with whom I have talked in sists that his . was the one test home in Hendersonville. I don't quite understand how. they can all be, the best nd neither can I understand' how, any one could possibly be b etter than' where I was so graciously entertained." " But why " continue ! .'f T Hendersonville is- Henderson- ville ! . rZ.-Ziy "::; :'::'v it'; t When the town starts out to do a thing, it does it right. It has made many hundreds of friends through its entertainment of tire Baptist' State, Convention, and has set in motion a wave of good feeling for THE resort of the South whose gradually widen ing circles will eventually spread to .every township in the State. V Hendersonville is - Henderson ville. ; ''. "- '.'-'( 'V Hendersonville is IT ! ; ' At the last session the thanks of the convention - were voted Ihe county officials for the use of the court , nouse, to tne city autori ties' and the people of Henderson ville for their "gracious - and heartfelt hospitality," and to, the Daily Herald and outside paeprs for the publiQity given the pro ceediners of the : convention. Mem bers of the conveiion. officers and messengers spoke very kindly of the news reports - of the conven tion appearing in the Daily Her ald',' referring . both to their accu racy and the interesting manner in which it was put before the readers ; of the paper. v ; : dersonville-you .know who a purse was being made up to re lievo her urerent necessities. This man, vprominent in all public re licrious gatherings; could not see the' womansick. y:. aOstji .unto death, the three children,, ill-clad hungry, cold, and heard not the cry of the Father of the r Man of Sorrows who said "Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren even the least, ye did it unto Me." : ' ''Ain't irony such men in Hen dersonville, " expostulated the city editor, a wee bit we,ary pf his friend's tirade. . t '. , " No not many. - The next man they asked, a merchant whose numberless ; acts of , quiet charity are known only to those receiving themj handed ithe :; committee; a ten spot. But this man, almost unknown td public' religious gath erings, may . rest "assured that when the last great day comes in all sincerity he may cr ;. , i Entertaiiied the Officers. The . president . of . tne conven- in - numbers; in-C efficiency, in tionHohv W-C wealth all being used for the ad- guest of Mr. J, VY. Mclntyre vancement and uplift of humam- here, v . ' ' e ty but which: recognizing no state Mrs. Dowd was the guest of border lines, is a power for Christ Mr,JS. D. Cherry. , uotn register- and His Kingdom: in many lar ed at ne mgiesiae. off 'lands lands touched by Secretary Broughton was teh strange' seas; where " missionaries; guest bf Mr. J . B. Livingston at a thin far flung battle line, hold Kentucky HOme. high the standard of God- and Secretary. Brewr was tne. guest gates were placed in their rpm tive homes was excellfiTi a. the untiring efforts niP ivr . ; ' Mrs. Brownlow Jackson an xxr. iu. ju. oniDman'st pt. ability, whose- -presence m Hen dersonville just at this partienla. time was most fortunate. Therp was absolutely no confusion, errors,, ana as Secretary Brou&h ton said during the convention. ; yy ci jr liu , was 1U illS within fifteen minutes after hi arrii in JtLenaersonville. ' ' rr Shipman has returned to his roJ of duty in Raleigh, after, spend ing- several days here during the session ! o "the convention, which he came to attend as one of the delegates from the First Baptist church, Kaleigh. ; e- lorth Carolina Baptists. .The lahhchihg of Meredith's $150,000 endowment,. - of which nearly $30,00 was pledged at this ot Mr. J: Williams at his home. From Rev. Hight C. Moore. ;; Rev. Hight C. -Moore." the bril- A Thus may I hope! to be Nearer, my God. tq Thee: rTh"e hands of the office : clock pointed. at. twb-almost ; time to go to press with the morning s pa- ! mi '' iMl 1i;r. per. mere -was sun an appauuig gap in the forms and the city edi- tor looked at the - spmt- signm- cantly. ..! ' ;. .-' I;- . "THat,a? rotten : tobacco iOf yours." broke off the Spirit ab straetedly, "besides, it's all gone. Well, here's a few ideas for your hews incubator. There's going to be jan electric railroad built here soon. The blind, tigers are going to get it where the "young society bud wore the beads. Hon. WA. Smith is going to have some big news for you soon. So is. an nt"hpr Hf.n dersonville man. The Appalachian Int eirurban ; stock holders are not going jtose!l;. to "RIcArthur Brothers-, for seventeen thousand - 'dollars.- McArthur Brothers is another name for the Southern Railway -and that cor: poration could afford, to pay fifty thousand; dollars to control the Appalachian. Interurban: ; , ; ; "As to the: Daily Herald, I'm sorry ' the town isn't big enough to support it the paper's in ad ivance of the -town if I may be meeting the strong' position tak- liant editor of the Biblical Re- en in reference to the enforcement corder, says: .. , of the'-Drohibition laws: the de- "The Daily. Herald . is tj -be termination to raise $25,000 as congraulated upon the very" good North Carolina's share ' to-: reports of the convention it gave wards establishing a Baptist Col- its' readers. The reports ; were Ptrp in EuroDe : the outlining of accurate, first, and then very a great campaign for religious chamingly presented. As to ' a' ll I TT J 111 . T "U sinTTn''iiri . education the opposition xo xne nenuereouvme,.i uave "cvc w. issue of bonds for State secular joyed a stay in any city so well educational institutions ; these as here. The hospitality of the mn0 flia flAlihprations Pneonle of vour DrettT city has C V CxltO vv . wu.v - w l X X . v , a. - : . . - of the 80th Convention as being, been fine. in every sense of the word, epoch making. - - ; - - They Worked for the Convention. And what have the delegates to The entertainment committee ott aWnnt thA ritv and the neonle composed of some of the best OUT V W mr . - Jb I A " amongst whom they have been known people in ttenaersonvine, holding 'their deliberatiohsf worked hard . and faithfully in Listen to Hon. W. C. Dowd, taking care of the hundreds ot Dresiderit of the convention, edi- Baptists . Messengers attending tor of the Charlotte News and the convention, and to their untir-: next speaker of North Carolina's ing efforts is due ; in no smaU WiRTntnre. Listen : , - . , measure the success of the meet- " We have never been treated ing. more courteously, more .kindly, Mayor It. H. btaton was the than during our stay In Hender- chairman of the committee , and sonville a beautiful town, whose he devoted practically; all of . his people have defined practically time during the past weeK to tne to us just what the . expression Hob. He attended all the sessions, wTinlp.snnlpd Tiosritalitv' means, and did everything within his We leave with" sincere regret. Arid- Secretary Charles E. - : -. . Brewer cleverly says: ;;; I was most forcibly impress ed with theease, the smoothness, power to make the visitdrs feel at home. The other members of the committee were : Messrs: -Ji C. P. Toms, b; V P. " Blvthe: J. F. Brooks.' D.: S. Staton U. G. Sta the utter lack: of confusion ihci- ton, John L. Orr, D. S. Pace, Wm. dent to the placing of the three Lott (unable to serve onaccount hundred or more messengers ; to of serious illness) H. S. Anderson, the 'Convention. 'Thar is "some- T. L. Durham Jno: T WilMns, thing "..new in : my experience. Jr, C. S.;FullbrightWV S. Shitle; Why; every man here was placed J. M. Waldrpp, P. E. Curtis, Fps- in his home within fifteen minutes ter Bennett, JV A.- Laughter, Rev. after -'' arriving. The ease and A. I. Justice. A resolution, a "prohibition. resolution," as follows, was adopt. ed: ' r .;. ' ' " Temperance Resolution. We, the delegates to the 80th annual convention of the North Carolina Baptist, representing a. constituency- of two hundred and. twenty thousand do hereby firm our faith in constitutional prohi bition and rejoice' that in the re cent elections " throughout the State, the people gave no indica tion of a' purpose to go back to the Dispensary of the saloon. As Baptist; ever jealous of the educational,' moral and religions, welfare of all' the youth of the state, , we deplore the fact that the? legislature has made legal the sale of near-beer, and the conse quent partial re-establish of the saloons We therefore petitioa the Legislature about to assemhle to;f orbid' the sale of near-beer, or any similiar drink ; that indnces the use of intoxicants ; we als& call for "a law that will prohibit the keeping for use -df any intoxi they beunder business, fraternal or social names. ' - In view of the demoralization that is coming to large numbers of our youth and fellow citizens, be cause of the methods and practi ces, made possible by intoxicants being shipped into the State from cites in Virginia and other States. We "hereby strongly affirm our belief in the fuhdemental princi ple that the United States Gov ernment has no moral right, and therefore should not have the legal power, to allow an -article to be carried into any- state where leg islature has forbidden the manu facture or sale or, giving away of said article, provided exception is made of liquor intransit to other state or states, and provided fur ther exception is made of liquors to be used in the state for mecham cal, or scientific purposes, and as provided by the laws of the State. We believe further that pardons should rarely if ever be granted to convicted violators of our liquor law. : . " The Secretary of the Convention is hereby authorized and directed to send a copy of these resolutions over his official: signature to W following parties : His exceUency, the Governor oi North Carolina, and the remammg State officials ; the members oi both branches of the mcoming Leg islature. The President and Vice Presi dent of the United States, eacu members and member-elect of W Senate and House of Representa tives of the United States. - We also hereby commend w work of suppressing the liquor traffic in al lits forms and in op- smoothness with' which; the ; dele gates were placed was astonishing to me and naturally most pleas ing to the delegates' it More Homes Than Delegates. . Hendersonville 's hospitality was well shown at ; the convention Mr. Livingston Johnson, for which, has just ciosea its meet ten vears secretary of the State ings here. - Mission Board, for1 twenty years .-There were over 00 delegates attending" every' convention, says : in ; attendance. Provision was "We have been taken care of bet- made for them and there' were tot in r-i PTinprsnnvi i if 11 an - ii . h. uuiiumuuiiuuiia j.ui . av , a i , . V-fcA. M V . w V - - - . f. any place where we have ; evervhundred more',: had they arrived The methods by which the dele Affnrt to bring into the state distillenes and w licensed saloon. n(j ;:We urge, our people to exte to it their iearty co-operation au to be vigUant in opposin ge encroachmeht of the orgf traffic to destroy prphibitonin State. ' Hates to See Herald Stop. Mr. Charles R. - ;i -- '4. r,r.nnrter oi ways a consisLcm "urr tS o i iv TT0in 1 i . savs he hate the paper. stop, fornowhej have no way of kno happens in town between he leaves his home and W at his office: to see j ' I want to emphasize the "fact) permitted, but I hope the big met; The people are the very es-