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V 1 I U J IL.CS y and French Bjrpad Hustler vr "" .- ":'o ' . : ' ' y NEVV SERIES VOL 1 NO nnir nnnin M AID SKETCH DISTINGUISHED GAR0LIN (By T. W. Chambliss.) The coming to the capital of the nid North State as its' chief exscutive of Locke Craig, the "idol of he West'' marks the culmination of the dream, of te "mountain men" who four years ag0 went en-masse to Charlotte to use their influence toward the selection of their leader asvthe standard bearer of ihp banner or democracy. In that me-; morable convention the mountain-men failed to achieve out tney were , men of simple faith and they believed that alter awhile the people of the-State would come to realize the bigness of the "orator of the Blue Ridge." Four years passed, quieiuy ana rar Heel Democracy recognizing worm and ability gave the leadership or the State ticket to Locke Craigv The cam naizn was on and from the mountains to the sea, the champion traveled and whereever he went, the people. gath ered in hosts to listen ana to see. Ovation after ovation was tendered the man, who small of body but big of mind; short in staute but long in heart; has made for himself a place of honor in the state of his birth and life. Unassuming in manner; gentle as a woman in disposition; clean and true in record; kind and helpful through the years; Locke Craig has reached the heart of the North Carolinians and they delight to honor him. Honest in his dealing, courageous in conviction, broad-minded and public spirited, the men of the west have good reason lor their confidence in and love for Locke Craig. ; - - Last summer I spent considerable time among the folk of the West. I passed the time of day with many of them and I always . asked them of Craig. Universally did I find them his ardent admirers. I wondered at first for it was different from the ordinary opinion of men as expressed concern ing a candidate" for election to an office. These mountain men .seemed to speak of Locke Craig as a" personal friend, a member of the family, a blood relation. They spoke of him as a loved individual and they seemed ready to resent any inference of his worthiness or the suggestion of the possibility of his def eat Studying those mountain men I learned that they-are admirers of the virile nature. They are courageous fellows and they have a way of getting close to a courageous nature. Some one has said that no man who has "drunk of the milk of the white doe" can lead the men of the mountains. It is true. It is also said and truthfully that "courage is a quality which all men delight to honor." The world never makes a hero of a coward on the contrary hisses him from the scene of action. The energy which arouses the majority of lives is courage. Men will follow a brave leader, through blood and darkness and death and hell. Locke Craig possesses the cour age of conviction in a large degree and the men of the mountains, quick to un derstand human nature, , realized it from the very beginning of the car reer of the young man who went to the west to begin life's battle. . With deep-seated courage coupled with clear and honest perception of duty, Locke Craig has achieved the confi dence which in turn gave him that re markable leadership demonstrated in his public service. In-& modest home in Bertie county, ii the early days of the struggle be tween the North and the-South, Locke Craig was born. It was in 1860 and the boyhood days were spent on the farm. The dark days of the bitter struggle came and following them the darker days of reconstruction. The father, Rev. Andrew Craig, a Baptist minister, and an honor graduate of the State University Was a man of power. Eloquent in speech, large hearted and amiable, he lived a life of spotless character. He was loved and idolized hy his neighbors and not impatient of earthly glory he lived contentedly in his country home, happy : in the com panionship of his family, and glorying in the opportunities of doing good unto his fellow men and serving his Master. He was a man of large mind, thor oughly master of the ancient and mod ern classics, with a literary taste and gathered an excellent library and in his books he had delight. The call of the future came to him and he passed on leaving the wife ' nd J boys with a small estate. Mrs. Craig, the mother of Locke J-raig, was 'Miss Rebecca Gilliam, and ner father, Wiley J. Gilliam was a man of considerable influence in his section. Her mother. Miss Bond, was ?f a highly honored - family with ranches in Tennessee and Virginia. Jry botn blood and marriage Mrs. An drew Craig was connected with the strongest and most influential families. ihe Craigs descended from a Scotch cestor William Craig who came to "s country in 1749 and settled in three - iw iixxaiiA - viaig uau sons: John, David and James Continued on 4th page.. REGIATlOrJ OF LIFE dF VOHOI'S AIIMIV TO ' : i ll. U 0D It was a representative, meeting of Hendersonville's public spirited wo men that asssembled in the parlors of. the bt. John Hotel, Monday afternoon. for the purpose of organizing, an auxr iiiary to the Greater Hendersonville uiud,, pursuant to a call issued by Hon. W.-A, Smith. . The meeting was presided over by Mr. Smith, who stated , at the outset that he had asked .the Greater Hender sonville ; Club for the much coveted honor-of being appointed temporary chairman at the ladies .meeting. In his introductory talk, Mr. Smith stated tiac. he was a Suffragette and said in substance ( that .he believed the only reason women was not acknowledged man's equal in every line of endeavor vas that she. had not been given the proper training i or education. -He clinched the point that -there was one work' she was better prepared' to pec form than man and that was the beau tifying and keeping clean find sanitary the town in which she lived. The rea sons alleged were her domestic train ing and that she had more time to talk and more time to' act than the bread winner of the family. Mr. Smith stated "that tne women of-Hender-sonville might become powerful fac tors in making the town what it ought, to become. That through the efforts of the women,' Hendersonville might become ; the - cleanest, healthiest and most' - beautiful . town in the state c r even the United : States. Mr Smith stated that the object of. the, organiza tion of a Ladies' . Auxiliary was the; promotion ' of c moral and -physical Lstrength and beauty. That the means; Tras xo'Tinffy thronits, In othef words that each member- ; contttutef herself . and integral part of the organization to work in harmony with the other, members. Mr. Smith urged the' ,wo- men to be ..good masons and not to criticise each - other's efforts.. Mr. Smith's plan was to divide the town into ten physical units or divisions. To appoint a minor club, with ten, vice presidents, ' ten secretaries and ten treasurers and a major cluD with one president, one secretary and one treasurer. According to Mr. Smith's outlimed plan, the first work of the club should be first, to Unity Thought second, To Unify Action; third, To Ask No Preferment, as only merited pre ferment gets and holds honorable pos ition; . that only work rd patience win, while self-aggrandizement loss; 3 ever. As an example of hat might be accomplished alon the line of civic improvement, Mr. Smith citi St. Pet ersburg, Fla., and referred to it as the most beautiful city in the world, made beautiful and clean through the ef forts of its women. Reverend; Reginald Willcox, presi dent of the Greater Hendersonville Club, was the only other gentleman present. In a snappy short talk, Mr. Willcox said m substance, that no man could do his best work without the aid of woman. That the women of Hen dersonville could aid materially in making Hendersonville the best town in - North . Carolina the best resort town in the United States, by looking after the sanitary, arrangements, the beautifying of the town, and its moral and intellectual uplift, Mr. Willcox urged that sane places of wholesome amusement be provided for the boys and girls.. He urged the women to stand behind the city fathers and health officers and see to it that the duties of their offices were performed Mr. Willcox suggested that Dr. Morse be asked to address the women, at a subsequent meeting, on the subject of beauty, cleanliness and sanitation in which he would advance ideas with regard to remedying certain conditions and developing certain conditions. Mr. Smith suggested that the organization formed at. this meeting be only a tem porary organization to cover the per iod of a month, during which time it could determined who among the wo men were the most .active - and effi cient workers and best qualified' to fill the offices of the permanent organiza tion. Thequestion " of nominations as then taken up, with- the result that Mrs. Lila Ripley Barnwell was elected president of the temporary organization; Mrs. M. W. Egerton, vice president, and Miss Bessie Steedman, secretary. There was some discussion with' regard to the number of wards Into which the town should be divided ; and the number of. vice presidents that should be appVinted, etc, and a, motion ! was put'before the house and carried : that power be vested in the newly j elected temporary officers to decide ! the matter by the next meeting of the I Auxiliaryto be held at the Pine Grove Lodge next Monday afternoon at 3 :30 j tenaerld SZh&e Mikf. n'r.lnck. Miss Roner having jswaij nnn II -HENDERSONVILLE, N, C, THURSD msmm 15 to 20 per cent increase In P. 0. Beceipts over 191L - ; Power plant built and electric line Installed between Hendersonville and Laurel Park. - ; Hunter-Morey block erected at cost ; of $36,000; v ; : v... 50 per centt Improvements, over last year, on Southern station at cost of $5,300.00. r - - .-; . Graded school building erected at cost of $25,000.00. Increase in Postal recepits over ..' last year, $1,042.13. V Contract f orCarnegie Library let. Hendersonville Traction Com-' - pany's line sold to Carlson, to be '. converted into electric line prob-' ability of extentlon to Asheville and around lakes. Bithuolithic paving of Main street Concrete sidewalks laid on side,, street completed. Consolidation of First National Bank - and TTanteska r Trust and Banking Co.- Survey of Appalachian Power. Co., - (forerunner of development of 60y " 000 horse power on Green river half million dollars capital brought . here.) . Organization ' of Greater Hender- - sonville Club as " Auxiliary to Greater Western North Carolina Association. Hendersonville's part In building ot Greenville-Asheville Highway from AsheTlHe to State line. Sale of Noterman estate for Co lonial Club. 15 per cent increase In Postal Tel egraph receipts. Organization of Florida and South Carolina Clubs. 20 per cent increase in -Dummy line receipts over former year. A glance at the abbvev calendar re veals some of the many notable signs of progress which mark the .year just closed. A few of these events are as yet in their inclpiency or germanic stage .of growth. They bid fair to grow "rapidly, and be" later marked by larger development fand mors splendid achievemtntln an effort to leami what iri the estimation of Hendersonville's thinking men were the most import ant steps taken during .1912 that bore most powerfully. upon the Interests of Hendersonville and' its future develop ment, - the Democrat's reporter interviewed as many representative citizens as could, conyeniently . be reached in the limited time .allotted for the undertaking and the following interesting answers are the result ''Organization of Greater Hender sonville Club. Rev. Reginald Willcox. "Building of Laurel Park Street Railway. Steps towards development of Green River , power. Advancement cf Horticultural Interests around Hen dersonville. Operation of Blantyre farm, etc." A. Cannon. "The Birth of Progress in Hender sonville." Dr. Morey. ; (With Dr. Morey permission, the "debut" of progress at the campaign of the Reds and Blues is offered as an amendment.) News Ed. Contract let and steps, taken for building of HospitaL" Mr. Sam King. "The part Laurel Park and Osceola, Kanuga and Highland Lake played in attracting outside capital the form ing of colonies, selling of land, etc." : Capt. M. C. Toms. ; "Hendersonville's membership ' in Greater Western North Carolina Asso ciation and erection of graded school building." Prof. Shitle. ., Improvements on Main street, or ganization of Florida Club and instal- rlt was also decided that a mass meeting-be held the second week in Feb ruary, at which time a permanent or ganization with permanent officers will be effected. All women who have the common good of the town at heart and a will to work are cordially invit ed to be present and become members of the Women's Auxiliary to The Great er Hendersonville Club.,No fees are imposed. The only condition of mem bership is that the women co-operate in an endeavor to make Hendersonville one of the cleanest, healthiest, most beautiful and moral towns in the. Un ited States. ' - Before the meeting adjourned, Mr. Smith extended an invitation to the ladies who are active members of The Greater Hendersonville Club to be present at the business meeting Thurs day . evening. " . , , v v The following Is a list of the char ter members to the Women's Auxiliary of the Greater Hendersonville club. List of Charter Members." ' Mrs B. Egerton; iss Mae Luclle Smith, Mrs. W. A. Smith, Miss Jessie Roper, Miss Elsie Ficker, Miss Marga rel McKenzie, Mrs. S- Johnston, Mrs, i?. A. Blake, Mrs J; W.,WIlliama, Mrs. J. IF. Brooks, Mrs. W. R. Kirk, Mrs. . J. L. Rose, Mrs. R. H. Staton, Mrs. L. R. Barnwell, Mrs. J. A. . Hatch, Mrs. L. M. DodameadMrs. J. Williams,' Mrs. Chas. R. Whitaker. Mrs. G." Wr Brooks Mrs. O. ErDixon. Mrs. A. Ficker, Miss ItEMR OR 1912 $2,CQ0.C0 pipe organ installed in aielhodist chuircb, Carnegit's re- i cognition- of Hendersonville , by gift of ; one 1 thousand dollars to ; pipe organ fund. - Fire wagon purchased. - A9taue. Increase Jn amount of ' building , and general improve meats, ;.- JIe9dW86.nTin.-v': Ater declared checilcally pure by State chemist -Campaign of "Beds and "Blues Besult: $700.00 turned into treas ury of G. H. Club. Sale of part of Bolyston gold mine : by Hendersonville, Fletcher and '; VAshetille owners to Western cap ' italists. .' -::-;!::: V 3iw line ; constructed by Western -" ; Union between here and Toxaway, -" ' better service insured.-" . .15 to 20 per cent increase In tour-; ists here last season. . vvv 10 to ' 15 per cent increase In freight and passenger receipts. Improvements in telephone com. pany'4 Hue construction practi- caUy jall lines now In lead cables. . Bette service installed. . Drainage of . Barker swamps and ,' Improvement in appearance of N - land ) skirting town in that vi-, cinity.' - -T Contract for Hospital let. Steari heat Installed in several i z boai-dng houses, , (attractive, fea : turesfor northern tourists.) . . :3Iilitary "Summer; school at Laurel ' " .. Parker , . v- . Ostocopathic Sanitorium opened at" -.'iArca-dlan and valuable site pur chased for erection of Sanitorium In future. ; Boy Scouts organized. , r lation of ; steam heart, in boarding hcuses,4-Mr. DeShields. ; : VErectloh of graded school building." Mr'P; F. Patton. ' . y "Paving of streets and awakened in terests , Iri; Jgood: roads";, Good rjpads prtmeiiln.--madnAsnle; claims Father Marion. Fatfier Matfon. : "Laying of pavements and sidewalk building of Hunter-Morey block."-Hoh. Michael Schenck. ", "Building of Hospital one of most important steps." Mesdames Wilson and Whitaker. ' , "Organization of Greater Henderson ville Club." Mr. E. W. Ewbank. "Membership in Greater ( Western North Carolina Association. Mr. H. F. Stewart "Building - of graded school." A . Ficker. -v . , ; . . "Maj. Barker's cleaning of swamps and Improving lands skirting town on side or Toxaway and Southern rail roads." Dr. Guy E. Dixon. t . This step bears relatively uxxn health of community. "Laying cement side walks on side streets. . Bithuloithic pavements on Main street.. Carlson deal." Mr. Bailey. . r ...... "Organization of Greater Henderson ville Club. Organization of Auxiliary to G. H. C. in St. Petersburg, Fla. Organization of Florida Club." Dr. Morse. . "Building of Laurel Park electric railway." Mr. W. J. Davis. "Survey and steps being taken to ward . development of Appalachian Power Company's big project." Hon. W. A. Smith, . , ' "On Sept 20, 1912, suspension , of red dummy from telephone cable, Main street, signal for opening of Hender scnville's Red and Blue Membership campaign. Results: Increase in mem bership of 40 to 200 ;. creation of in terest in welfare of club and progress of community considered most Import ant event for 1912." Mr. H. C. Meyer. "Building of electric line. - Erection of hospital, organization of G. H. Club. W.K. Howe. "Assurance that Laurel Park will be run by electricity." Judge C. M, Pace. -."Sale of Hendersonville Traction Company's line to C. A. Carlson for electric line." U. G. Staton. "Organization of Greater Henderson ville club and membership ' i n Greater Western North Carolina Asso ciation." Leon St John. " 5, - " F. E. Durfee, (An swer" unprintable and untrue.) "The marriage of three of Hender sonville's old .maids, to my mind, marks one of the m6st important steps In Hendersonville's progressiveness for 1912." Miss, r ? (This article deals principally 'with what was accomplished in 1912. i A subsequent article will be devoted to what is intended to be accompished in 1913.). - - -'AivV.- Becovered From Injuries. R. C. Hyder of Dana who some time ago had the misfortune of a fractured jaw ; bone caused fronr betng "run" bver by a heavy log, came into the Husteler office this week almost a : well man. His case of recotedy is something mat- veleous. , LOCI (ECIIGClIDEGOlfEllii A Rfl I D A BLAZE CARLSON GAR 111 TO BE JXIBIDED1 TO ASIlEViiiE It was stated upon good authority to the Democrat's representative yes terday, that.the .Carlson electric line will be extended' through to Asheville. Heretofore, the rumor has been played upon as a "probability," but assur ances were forthcoming yesterday, from "one who is' not given" to. making speculative statements, that the line would, doubtless be put through to Asheville. This will mean a big thing for, "the. development of the townships through which it passes.. I , : v C01ICT ROPER ESCAPESfROlUi - Will Roper, cook and "trusty" on the chain gang, took "French leave" of the convict encampment near Henderson ville, a few ninghts ago and the officers are now in quest of him. It will be remembered that Roper is the young white , man who snatched a purse from a lady 'on the streets of Hendersonville some time; ago, for., which offence he was servihg sehtence" on the chain gang. iiHO PROPOSEDIRE A large hotel is to be built here in the near future. Jn an interview Wed nesday morning with one of Hender sonville's most-progressive and wide awake citizens, the statement was giv en out a sa fact, and the plan outlined to" a representative of The Democrat The proposed hotel. was referred to as "The Doctors . Hotel," by one. of the promoters of the undertaking.' .The story is not quite ripe for publication, but in the neajr. future the facts will be disclosed through the columns of . this paper. . , . ' ' ; . ,' l' 3rd lAnnual Meeting StdcK- ers Peoples Nat. BanK The only National Bank . inthe county, The Peoples N?ttionalBank held it third annual meeting of direc-' tors and stockholders Tuesday. The meeting was marked with enthusiasm and harmony. The present officers of the bank were all re-elected and sev eral new names were added Co-the old list of directors. The directors after rounding out the surplus fund-of the bank to one thousand . dollars passed the remainder of the net earning, $5,- 260.44 to undivided profits. The fact that ihe deposits have more than doubled within the last two years speaks much for the marvelous growth of The Peoples National. Especially does the increase of business the past twelve months serve as an endorse ment for 1 the charater of the bank, which Is - regarded as one of the strongest financial institutions in the county. To Mr. W. K. Howe, who be came president a year ago, should be awarded much credit for the wise, and judicial manner in which he has engi neered the bank's affairs, aided and abetted by two - of Hendersonville's worthiest sons, Mr. C. S. Fullbright, cashier .nd Mr. W A Young, assistant cashier. . A glance at the Peoples Na tional big display ad. n another page will disclose some interesting facts. Miss Jennie Miller Dies in Greenville, Sout hCarolina. . Miss Jennie Miller, . who has' spent the. summers, here for ; several years died at her home in Greenville, Mon day morning, after a lingering Illness, and was buried in the Greenville cem etery.;; V .V"; "' If you would enjoy a square meal go to the Hospital Bazaar, Peoples . Na tional Bank, Thursday' aftern'oon'or evening.' .,;: ,:" Canday,. cakes aid ices now, that sounds goods! Hospital : Bazaar, if you please: ' CIII Hold OI1D SERlES--VOL, 17 Raleigh, Jan. 15. The ceremonies attending the Inauguration of Horu Locke Craig as Governor, of North . Carolina here today were witnessed by a great throng of people and proved to be a success in every way "The little giant of the west" assumes the ardu ous task of presiding over the destinies of his State under the most favorable auspices and he, appears ; to realize fully the weight of the responsibilities attending the exalted position in whichi he has, been placed. ' His 'inauguaral address ranks with those of the great est of his predecessors and made a piofound impression upon v the thou sands who heard It with intense inter-" est from beginning o enL .- "Yesterday - morning at 9 o'clock. Governor-eleqt Craig left Ashevilley train scheduled to arrive in" Raleigh at 7:30 that evening. . On the train withi him from Asheville there "was a large number c-f citizens, friends and neigh bors of the" Governorelect Among; ; the number being State Chairman Charles A. Webb. At Greensboro the gubernatorial party was met by 12 members of the joint legislative inau gural committee,. of which Senator Zebuloh Weaver, of Asheville, was chairman. A reception committee of Raleigh citizens, 25 in number ioinei the party at Durham. On arriving inu Raleigh Governor-elect Craig was tak en to the Yarborough hotel. At "10: 30 this morning the parade " was 7 formed. rThe military and civic sections assembled on Martin street, opposite Nash square, an' line or. march was to Fayetteville street, be Icw the Yarborough hotel, where the governor-elec,t,,the various commit tees and invited guests in carriages and automobiles joined the procession It proceeded : ,north on Fayetteville street to the.capitol, around it.on' tue: west'and north to Wilmington street,., jup" it to North street, thence to the -governor's mansion on Blount street Here the outgoing governor greeted the incoming governor and the proces- -ion then proceeded ,tb the : capitoL ; around It on theeastand south. thenc - J seutB . on Fayettevine street: to the. au- - nuorium.: Here there was musici, ych-- car and instrumental. . The inauguration ceremonies took: place , in the auditorium, where Gov ernor; Craig delivered his Inaugural " address. After he and the other state officers were sworn in Governor Craig; reviewed -the parade from the balcony of the : Yarborough hotel. The mill-. tdry . previous to this formed at the foot of Fayettteville street and march- -c& directly north along it In the afternoon there was a lun cheon at the mansion given Governor Craig, his- party, and various guests At night from 7:30 tiU 10 a public re ception was held at the mansion where refreshments were served, and where--the gbvernor and other state officers, with their wives, received the visitors. After this there took place, at the au ditorium the inaugural ball, to which ' the public was invited. The. streets are' decorated with flags . and bunting and numerous ornamental arches span the line of march. Mili tary bands are rendering music for the parade and also at the reception, while at the ball the music is being rendered by the Third regiment band. There were a number of military companies in the parade. The ambu lance corps, the A. & M., cadet battal ions and the boy scouts. Invitations . had been issued to all the editors and all the mayors of the state to be pres ent and also to all the Democratic county chairmen and all the members of the Democratic state committee. The formation of the procession was follows: Military Band. ; The military companies., . . The ambulance corps- The A. & M. cadets, ! . he Boy scouts. ; - - ) Carriages and automobiles. ; ;' In the first carriage was Governor elect Craig, Chairman Weaver of the Senate inaugural committee and Chair man Bunn of the house inaugural com mittee. At the governor's mansion Governor Kitchin joined the party inc--' tbiscarriage, and his personal stsfJ occupied the carriage immediately foP lowing. ' " ;vv - In each of Ihe other, carriages witn the state officers were members of the legislature , and citizens'' ' InauguraS . committee. The officers in the second carriage were Lieutenant Governor Newland and ; Lieutenant Governor elect Daughtridge; third carriage, sec retary of - state and speaker of the? house; fourth carriage, state auditor- : and state treasurer; fifty carriage, su perintendent of public Instruction and attorney general; sixth carriage, in- . surance commissioner ana commis- sioner of agriculture; " seventh car- r!age,"commissioner of labor and print ing and Corporation Commisslonexr Pell - eighth , carriage, Corporation Commissioners Travis and Lee; nintb carriage, Chief Justice Clark and Asso ciate Justice Hoke; tenth carriage, As sociate 'Justices Brown, : Walker and Allen. In the eleventh carriage were- . Democratic National Committeeman Continued on 5th page.