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(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
- iw iixxaiiA - viaig uau
sons: John, David and James
Continued on 4th page..
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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
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
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
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
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.
"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. ,
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
- 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.
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: '
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
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.

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