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L ' J r t nit '-li Ifcs'' ONE DOLLAR PE2.YILSU. HENDEi:CO:jVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 1911. VOI XVIV, No; 29. i - GREATEST j . ;M 1 f I U t C a Our Cbrrecponint at Press Association Ml WIT AIID IHSTOniC An Incursion Through It3 Old-Timey Streets The Hbus Where George Washington Slept -The Academy From Which Twen ty Thousand, Yonnu Women Have Graduated and th2 llcravian Church Greatest Ilanufacturing Center in the States Both in Volume and Diversity of Products Vast Expanse of i&ailroad Tracks, Factory Buildings and Towering Smokestacks---A $250,000 Pcstoffice The Zinzindorf Hendersonville People- in . the Twin City. : . ,.;.' ;-. . v -7- . ., 7-';:v' Winston-Salem, Jan. 27. The historic story of a, glorious past, a picture of the throbbing indus trial life of the present, the- vision of a marvelous future--that's Winston-Salem, the greatest man ufacturing city in North Caro lina! v ; -v-:. Salem, quaint and historic twin of modern Winston, date's; way back yonder to 1766, when the persecuted: Moravians settled there, and an excursion through its old-timey streets, with its odd brick houses, takes you back a hundred years and more; You see the house where George 'Washing ton once slept, and it looks good for a couple of hundred years yet. Almost oppisite is a long, low building, a bake shop with great doors divided in the middle the upper half open, mayhap, the low er closed. Both building and busi ness have been in 'one family, for goodness only knows how -many generations and is still owned and conducted, by descendants,, of , its original launders. - A Uttlebe-r yond you come to the Salem Aca demy, founded one hundred and nine years ago, fifty years after the village schools were in exis tence, and from which more than twenty thousand young women have graduated. Close by is the Moravian church j so awfully an cient it makes you feel old to stand in its shawod, an imposing building with an open belfry, tow er used for an interesting pur pose. Upon the death of any mem ber of the church's congregation the Moravian band solemnly mounts to this wooden tower, and the age, sex and condition of the departed one is indicated by the peculiar rendering of a funeral dirge. It is an ancient and' curi ous custom, brought over from the land beyond the seas. Sam Jones once told Hender sonville people '.'that ancestors were like potato vines -the best part were underground. But this is not true of the people of Salem and its big sister Winston 'for while the twin city has distinct ly two parts, ancient and modern, yet they commingle and form one great harmonious whole a truly democratic city. Winston hasn't been on the map so awfully long and now it's the greatest manufacturing city' in the Stte both in volume and in divers! f of products, over two hundred distinct lines being made. The greatest thing here, the greatest thing in North Caro lina, is the R. J. Reynolds Tobac co Company, which ships thirty cars of finished product every day. The buildings cover an en ormous floor space, there are nearly five thousand operatives employed and the story of the trip through the plug tobacco depart ment alone would require too much space to tell. It is here they make that favorite chewing to bacco of yours literally by the ton and ship it all over the uni verse. And by the way, in all the world there is no tobacco grown comparable to that produced in this section for chewing purposes. It possesses" a flavor found in ho other of the 360 varieties grown in the world, and that's where North Carolina scores again, you -i I'll 'h 1 i Ira ml t I t r-nhi ir ML tfio Recent Mid-Winter A Few Observations ; Till OF MODERII HSU see a wonderful,, wonderful old state! They use so many hundreds of millions of tobacco tags in this one factory! that they really don't, care to specify the exact number and, cans for the famous Prince Albert smoking tobacco; are made here by the hundreds of. thou, sands! - ' v ' While the Reynolds Company is the biggest manufacturing en terprise here there are hundreds of others, and if 'you , stand on some favorable eminence and look over the vast expanse of "railroad tracks, factory buildings and towering smoke stacks, you won der if this panorama uf modern industrialism can really be in North Carolin a state not many years ago an industrial wilderness.- yV'" . . - ' On every hand you see concrete evidence of ;Winston-Salem 's ; fast and solid growth. Building opera tions are extensive the class of buildings' are magnificient as for; inst ance;.thfieVn--storpstone j " "I 1 1 . TTT " A ana DricK new nome ox. pie wan cho via bank, and there are many others. The public buildings .are handsome, and there's going to be a new, $250,000 postoffice. The streets are in good condition and everybody seems to be a good roads enthusiast. There is a su perb stretch of macadam going through miles of the gently roll ing country around the city but they are somewhat inclined to the sand-clay method as being bet ter. Also they are going, to have a commission form of goverment- a sure sign of civic wakefulness. Taxes and valuations are both very low, but that too, may be changed soon. The residence, dis trict is dotted thick' with magni ficent homes, many of them sur rounded by extensive and well kept grounds. The water supply is excellent clear, pure and suf ficient for a city of a hundred thousand. Thef hotel accommoda tions are fine, and there is no bet ter hotel in the State than the Zinzendorf, the headqurters of the North Carolina Press Associa tion last week. One of the factors in the rapid industrial growth of Winston- Salem has been the Board of Trade with its 600 members, its paid secretary and its centrally locat ed office. Hendersonville wants to make mental .note about that PAID secretary. Hendersonville, of course, is well represented in ; the Twin City. There's Mr. Charles E. Pless who has a handsomely appointed book store here. . But Mr. -Pless, on the advice of hisvphysicianv is cbming-back-bnlyi.to-.-"siivilIe: He v has practically bought the book store of Hackney & Moale there and will saori become active ly identified with - the - business. Mr. George Hackney leaves Ashe ville shortly to engage in-business in another part of the state. Mr. J. A. Maddrey,jvhp is with the Peoples National:Bank here, is another. Hendersonville man who has made good in his new home, and who is always giaa to see someone from the town with j whose progress he was so long v (Continued on Fifth Page.)" HEHDEItSGtiT COXrirrYFAIR. 1 PIT IIAIN STREET. Merchants Indorse '6 Movement c Started by Commercial Club.y v Provided the leading farmers aiid citizens of Henderson coun ty take the desired interest in the proposed county fair it will der tainly; be held on the - streets-of Hendersonville next fair, at an early date. v The Retail Merchants haye apr pointed a committee to confer with the committee from the Commer cial club and the sentiment of the farmers will be found relating to a county fair." r : A number of farmers from-each township to take active charge of the interests of, the fair in this community is asked by the com mittee and with the co-operation-of the county people Henderson county will hold one of the best fairs in the history of the county, f Several: prominent merchants made strong talks-last Thursday evening at tne meeting in tavor of the fair. The entire body' of merchants were in favor of Holding the: amusements and exhibits ;in the middle of Main street, perhaps from the court house to 'Anderson avenue. " ; - ". .5."- 7: I 7 . . The advising committee appoint ed the other night will find Out about how much will be contribut ed to the premium money. It was mentained in this connection that already the county -has gained thousands of pounds of pork by the hog contests started by several leading business houses - of .Hen dersonville and leading citizens of several townships in Henderson county. - , 'V.r 7 It was the sentiment- that the fair next fall should be run upon a high: plane, including ho flim flam ' ' games; and the entire affair free from an entrance fee:: BEAUTIFUL H. S.x Anderson Sells Part ;of His Property : to r Prominerit Real Estate Firm of Greenville, S. C. Will Be City Park. JLandscape Engineers to Begin Soon on Fur-1 ther,)yoric Lots Arc Being Sold. ' Local People Aiie Interested. " : Columbia Park is to be convert- zens of Greenville who have sig ed into a beautiful city; park. fied their desire to become mem where the people of Henderson- Hendersonville. i :,. . ,,,, ii j ,1 ,1 A - bers of the new proposed club in ville and the. thousands of visitors pXesmen will be placed in the can gather and enjoy the superb next few months in several of the mountain climate during the day. Landscape engineers will ' begin work On further improviing this familiar ground in a few months and Hendersonville will have one of the prettiest parks in the coun try, right in the heart of the town The Greenville Trust Company, one of the leading real estate com panies of Greenville,- S. C.,7-lias bought a large interest from Mr. H. S. Anderson in the Columbia Park property and will begin at once in organizing a club of pro minent Southern families, who de sire to spend the summer in llen dersonville and enjoy the privi leges of a club house with all the quiet and privacy of the country and with, the "advantages of the city. ' This new deal has been rumor ed . around town,,, for some time. Mr. Anderson has been in the city of Greenville perfecting the plan for the new organiztion and with in the last few days letters-have been received from the Greenville Trust company by several promi nent citizens of - the town asking them to join the club. Many . , of them have expressed their willing ness to become a member of the club. ' The stockholders of the Green ville - Trust;- company are said to be some of, the wealthiest men in the Carolinas. The officers are C. C. Good, a capitalist of Greenville, president ; J. J. McSwain, one of the ablest lawyers of the South Carolina , bar, vice president and crATiAral orvnnspl?- "W. TTflrria gecretary and treasurer, who has been in the real estate business for many years. Already there has been a number of prominent citi- 1 DULATIOir OF HEirDER-lriiTif fliiini SOirVILLE. Rcpcrt VSh6wsc 2,818 Inhabitants. Increase of Fifty-Five Per Cent. ... The,0nited States census report for -1910, -. which . Jias - just been completed, gives Hendersonville a population of 2,818 inhabitants as compared--with : 1816 in 1900; an increase of approximately 55 per centrj';': ' ' '::A . - ? yhisJs a splendid v showing for He adersonvUIe, going far beyond th -expectations - oi those who were in a position to estimate a 1 growth of our town and its popu lation-. ; . .; ; :: y. : Especially 'does this speak well for Jlendersonville when it is con sidered f that few cities in North CcrDlina have C surpassed or even equalled; a; 55f per, cent increaser inendersonyille has made rapid strides since this last census "was taken v and; !it y. would be sfe,. u viewfbf ;thif recent 'growth', r aiid I the:actvthat vmany people escapi iiie noijic oi we census man .wne n he V': maW :&r'rbund Hendersonville 's '- population at 3,000.;-:H " ''"-; x: : ' With its splendid ;;climate and beautiful location:' -and with the enterprising spirit of its business people, Hendersonville bid? fair to exceed the 5,000 mark, when the next census is taken in 1920. - . : A Delightful Dance. A beautiful dance complimen tary 7 t'6.Miss Margeret Stillwell, the attractive guest- of the Ken tucky Home was given last Friday night in the spacious ball! room of. the hotel. ' -' , ; " 7 . 'About fifteen couples enjoyed the dances and german figures, un til arlate hour. Light refreshments were served. during -s theT-- enter mission, v-.;' K.',;Vv-, -v , -f larger cities of the South andclub members will be solicited all over the South. Full details of the plans of the new company and proposed club are being printed in booklet form and will be distributed North Carolina Press Association Adops "Back Home Movement. Johnson City, Tenn., Jan 30. The industrial department of the Carolina, Clinchfield - & Ohio railway received advices today from Winston-Salem, N. C, that the "Back Home movement was endorsed by the North Carolina Press Association in session there by the following resolution: " Whereas, the needs of the" State of North Carolina regarding development of agricultural in terests are apparent, and recog nizing that the interest of the state of North Carolina can best be served and a greater develop ment promoted by encouraging citizens of North" Carolina to re main in the State-and encourage non-residents to return to North Carolina and in order that a-general invitation -may extended to all such, and other practical far- mers, tneretore.De it. , . "Resolved, That the North Caro Iina Jfress Association at its" re gular meeting at Winston-Salem tereby endorses the "Back Home" movement with . the recommenda tion to the general asembly in session that it is the sense of this gathering -that the best interests and future welfare of the state pan best be promoted through the establishment of a state board of trade." - . iiiilliiiis 1 k i II s tn 4 li IB HI i H i li e h 1 . - Of Which Some Ninety-Fivp . cr More Have Be come LavG of the State. no! Til! Bny.BteiPii wmi imm Nothing of .Special Interest to "Western Part of the State so Far Proposed Ilillion Dollar Bond Issue for Administration Build ing Trotted Out for7 Inspection The Near-Beer Joints to b& Put Out of Business--State-Wide, Good Boads. Bill-a Cur . T2ung--Judge" Ewart 7 Anxious : to -Have; Commissioners to : Take Action Aboutr Buck Shoals The Judge Also Introduces Bill to Tax Dogs, Bachelors and Justices of the Peace of Hen ;f';"derson:County. vjl-v;'. ' -.j. : (Staff Correspondence.) Raleigh, Jan. V31There are more than fifty lawyers in the North Carolina General -Assembly. -Also there have been about 650 bills introduced up to now, of which'some 95 or so have became laws of the State. Maybe, if there were fewer lawyers there would be feWer laws but as nine tenth of the new legislation are local measures, maybe there's no great harm done after all: - r 7 . : Nothing of special interest to the western part of the State has happened so far. None of the big. bills have been introduced. The proposed million-dollar 7bond is-" sue for a 'great v administration building was trotted1 out for in spection at the Saturdays morning session, but Turlington of Iredell, one of the many level-headed men here gently suggested that, it vbe made a special order f or ; fedme-, night session this week, when all the members would' be present.; This. was done and the first bond issue,, will be .very: carefully. vini specieu ana cnucinv examined idmeelujingh . oame? way witn itepresentative, Stubbs constitutional: convention bill. Also with ihe state-wide near- peer bilL which will put the fes tive near-beer joint out of busi ness in the State 'for the bill will become a law, it is one safe bet. The Torrens land system bill has passed "its hrst reading and has been ref erred to the commit tee. It provides foir a state, guar antee of land titles, makes the property as easily, transferable as selling a hog'ora cow, and is al together a .wise and, progressive piece of legislation. . 7 There is going to be, Without doubt, a state-wide good roads bill. Just what form it will even tually take it is absolutely impos sible fo foretell, for When road bills are the subject of genteel and polite conversation you find no two , men of the " same 'mind. The bill is going to call for some talk, at any rate. " - Representative Ewart says pos tively that he will introduce no new road legislation for Hender son, beyond what he has already accomplished raising the ge lim it, until this state-wide bill has passed the house. One of the pro visions of the act will be for state aid and use ofroad machinery. ' There are many; more bills pro viding county bonds for good roads and some of them specifi cally specify the sand-caly meth od. Buncombe county ; townships may now issue bonds for good roads, if they wish, among others. Hon. Jjogan Page, director of the office; of; Public Roads of the United States talked to the legis lators last Thursday night . about good roads. If the farmers of Henderson could; "all -have heard this :talk," . have seen the moving pictures which illustrat ed it, and listened to the instances of - marvelous increase in r land values and in efficiency of the far mer s stock, as a xonseoaence 01 good roads," there wouldn 't be a bad roads man found in the coun ty not one.. ? ; Judge iSwart is -very anxious to have the county commissioners take action about employing an engineer to investigate ; the Buck Shoals matter. If any, aid is ex- pected from the present legisla ture some one will have to move : Quick. v . '..There has' been , no Western Training School bill introduced7 during the past week, nor will there be one during the next few days. Senator Martin of Bun- - I combe is the efficient and capable cnairman 01, tne steering . cxm-mittee".-having the matter in ' , hand, and he is doubtless waiting to see what the general assembly ' does: to the million-dollar admin- istration building bond issue' be fore he takes any "definite, steps in thex matter. In the mean time it will be well for. Hendersonville " to find out where it. stands; for once a law there is going to be a fierce fight, to . secure the loca- ' tion of this great school. 5?A highly; hilarious event of the v past week was the introductioh of a bill ;by Marshall,' republican, of Suw, providing ior free school, ks.; The more or less rhonora M gentleman -f rsm Surry tried' to playa game :of $igh;p house did to tmore or Ipss hon-7 orable - gentleman jrom Surry, was1 a plenty and then some. He' wasr . finally, placed in the unenviable position of voting against his own bill and the next time-he tries to play peanut politics he, wont. Representative Livingston of Polk has introduced a bill plac-r ing the live town of Salud whoj ly; inside of Polk county. , Sam Justice will be interested in thisy for he was' the surveyor whorun the lines, dividing the town. - - Representative Wood of Tran sylvania has introduced, a stock law for his county. Also a bill re- -pealing the. present road law and" adopting that of 1907. Ewart has added a section with teeth to the ' present anti-trust laws of the State -and that's about all the legisla-'-ture of special interest to the western part of North Carolina, except possibly the bill , prohibit- ing the use of automatic and re peating shot guns in hunting birds? : or other game. . - 1 Ewart Would -Tax . Dogs, Bache lors and Justices of the Peace of Henderson County. Raleigh; Jan. 31.- Representa-. tive Ewart, Monday, introduced av bill levying a special tax of one dollar per head, upon all the dogs, bachelors and justices of . the peace in Henderson county, The bill passed its first reading in the house and has been referred tq the proper committee. It stands an excellent chance of be coming a law. - - You will . notice the, bill reads "dogs, bachelors and justice of the peace. " What- a- palpitating, breathless and awe-stricken world wants to know is: "Why did the honorable gentleman from Hen derson place the dog first !" -. oWhat, they gasp,:is a bachelor or a justice, of the-peaee lower in the social rscale than a dogf Does the honorable gentleman - from Henderson county believe for one moment" that a bachelor: has' no human attributes is no kin to the human family, that he should - be classed with and next to a dog ? ' There is no excuse for-bachelors (Continued on Fifth Page.) 1 ' .