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(By Noah M. Hollowell.)
improvements involving an expend
iture in the neighborhood of a million
dollars in the vicinity of Henderson
ville by the Southern Railway , com
pany are now under contemplation, in
the proposed elimination of the haz-j
ardous grade, which has . made Sal
uda famous in many disastrous wrecks
by the construction of a new track
for eight miles to establish a two per
cent grade as a substitute for the pre
sent five per cent grade. - -
i Engineer Hakes Surrey,
i The Southern Railway company's
chief engineer, Mr. Ezzell, has spent
the greater part of this month in the
yicinity of Saluda, mapping out ' the
proposed route on which it -is plan-'
ned to begin construction work by
'August i. The survey made' under
fcla supervision calls for the elimin
ation of the present five per cent
grade with its two safetly switches
down the Saluda mountain, covering a
distance of six miles, in the establish
ment of a two per cent grade, which
calls for two tunnels and a new road
bed for about eight miles. -r:.
Deep Cut Through Saluda.
The new road will, leave the old
road bed-at Big Horse- Show51 curve
above Tryon; coming, back: into it . at
Saluda, where it will be necessary to
have two fifty-fcrot - cuts ; throught'Che
Called to Assembly In Ashevfile on
Monday of Next Week and all Are
Urgently Requested to be Present.
The following notice has been tO1
ceived by members of the Board of
Directors Greater Western North Car
olina Association, for Henderson and
1 other counties:
Dear Sir:
A meeting of the Directors of The
Greater Western North Carolina Asso
ciation will be held in the offices, 62
Patton avenue, Asheville, on Monday
February 3rd, at 12:30 p. m., at which
time reports will be made showing the
progress that is being made sin the
great advertising campaign now under
way, to -attract tourists, homeseekers
and investors to this section.
Through the work that has already
been done interest beyond our most
sanguine expectations has been awak
ened throughout the- entire country,
and prediction is made by conservative
business men who are in touch with
this work that the coming season pro-,
mises the greatest era of prosperity
for this section that has ever been
known. Not only are people being at
tracted bv our climate, but farmers,
manufacturers and others are being at
tracted also by the great opportunities
this section offers them.
Every director is earnestly request
itiu loa De present, ai vui uieeuuifc,
'avail himself of the opportunity to get
linto closer touch with the work, and
Share in the pleasure and honor of the
'ereat camnalsm of nrosnerity to be inr
ugurated. -
The meeting will be held in the
corns of the Association, 6Z ratton
venue. Asheville. Monday. February
trd, at 12:30 p. m.
It will add much to Jhe interest of
xhe meeting ; if .you will notify this
pffice of your Intention to be present.
With best wishes, we are.
Yours very truly,
Greater Western North
Carolina Association.
3nys Edwards' Lot on Corner of
Washington and Third Avenue West
for $300.
The Edwards, lot on the corner of
Washington street and hird avenue
West was sold Monday to Mr. W. P.
jVhitmire for the sum of $3,900. The
on, attorney. Mr. Anderson states
hat there will s be three good real-'
ences built on this lot in the near
uture. ' " '
Mr .Whitmire the purchaser came
lere several months ago from Brevard
nd has proven that he has great faith
p the advance of real estate here by
I number of recent 'purchases "of pro-J
erty he has made.
Just one month left to ge 148.00
orth of new business for the Hustler
sompany and receive a FREE trip to
Fashington during the inauguration.
of ?
two large steel bridges.
' fwni Spend Much Money.
. In order to accomplish this big un
dertaking, there will necessarily have
to be an expenditure of many thous
and dollars in the employment of a
large force of hands to remove the
tons of earth and rock, which will be
pushed to rapid completion when once
the work is undertaken.
More fork Near Henderson ville.
' In addition to these great improve
ments, considerable, considerable,
workq has been planned nearer Hen
dersonville in the elimination of sev
eral curves between Landrum, S. C,
and Biltmore, special attention having
been called to those with a few miles
of . Hendersonville.
Direct Line to Panama.
The establishmenr" of a two per
cent" grade an dthe abolishment of
many sharp curves on- this line, will
be the means of opening the deep wa
ter port at Charleston to the coal
fields of the -west in the 'shipment of
this product to the Panama Canal
region, thus . bringing the mountain
section-Into much more prominence.
Saluda mountaintis known far and
wide by reason " Of 'the many disasT
trous wrecks -in this section. Tbis
steep grade "was vmade about' thirty
five years ago evidently in order to re
duce expenses as much possible in the
building of the Ashyjlle-Spartanburg
railway. There-were 6b many wrecks
at-thi3i)6inrthatit becamfe iieceiB6ea.r
Work is Progressing on Water Plant
J on Green Near Saluda Franchise
chise Given by Spartanburg.
That the Manufacturers Power Com
pany will be .in operation within the
next twelve months is an absolute fact
according to a fifty year franchise is
sued this company by the city coun
cil of Spartanburg to permit the trans
mission line to enter the city for the
purpose of furnishing power and light
The officials of this company have
at various times expressed their de
sire to furnish power and lights in Hen
dersonville. Owing to some litigations
in court the new company has been
unable to progress very rapidly on the
mammoth plant near Saluda. The sur
veys have all been made and work is
said to have started. '.
The following from the Spartanburg
Herald is of Interest:
City council Monday night granted :ai
50-year franchise to the Manufactur
ers' Power company, a company com
posed of local capitalists who are in
terested in the development of a
hydro-electric power plant on Green
river, near Saluda, N. C, to enter
Spartanburg with its transmission
lines for the purpose of furnishing
power and light Under the terms
of the franchise actual work is t
begin with 12 months and the plant
is to be completed and power furnish
time. ., " , .. .! -
Big Development Planned.
The application for the franchise
was presented by John A. Law, pres
ident of the Centrel National bank
and Saxon mills, who stated to coun
cil, that his company had under con
sideration the development of a large
power company which, when complet
ed, would not only mean a big thing
for Spartanburg," but for towns in the
upper part of the county and-in Hen
derson county, North Carolina. The
parties interested in the development
of water power on Green river are
local people he said, including W. S.
Montgomery, president; John A. Law,
secretary and treasurer; H. L. Bomar,
Joseph Lee, of ' Landrum; George A.
Ladshaw and W. A. Law, the latter a
town, necessitating the erecting
to devise some means of prevention.
resulting in the building of two safety
switches where the grades were most
dangerous; . - ; ' .
Safety Switches Were BuilL :
Engineer J. A. Bolich, of Saluda, who
is now. Polk county's able representa
tive in the General Assembly, worked
on a "helper" engine at this mountain
two years before the safety switches
were made, and his absolute, refusal to
further risk his . life . on the', mountain
grade was doubtless partly responsible
for the two switches, which have saved
xiany lives and .thousands of dollar
worth of property "from wreck and
ruin. Engineer Bolich, whose' skill
and ability is unquestioned through
out the south, has been working regu
larlyten years on the "helper," the
dutyof which is' to . assist heavy-laden
trains to accomplish the grades. The
building of the new road will necessa
rily., mean - mean his removal, which
will be regretted by his many friends
in that section. . ',
c Among Those Hilled. ; " V
A' remarkable fact about the many
wrecks on Saluda mountain is that
out of tbe large number of people who
lost.their lives there not a single . pas
senlger was killed. .
Among the engineers killed - were :
Tngineers Tunstall, J. P. Smyer, Ifa
Brown, Jack AveriU." Among the .fire-'
raepi who lost their; lives,'" the- follow
ing are remembered: S. I. York, Will
Taylor -andt i Pireman Hairl vIn. iwidI-
IttQp, .these Is a. large' iwmueriof
banker of Philadelphia and a former
citizen of Spartanburg. , .
Work to Begin Soon. ! ;
Ir. Law stated that his company
proposed to : begin operations Just as
sooon as franchises could be secured
from the town officials of Landrum,
Inman, Campobello, . Hendersonville
and other towns, where the company
proposed to sell light and power. He
asked that the franchise be granted
for a term of 50 years in order that
the company may be in a position to
arrange to sell bonds for a long term
of years. " '
Under the terms of the franchise,
the Manufacturers Power company
ha sthe right to erect poles along the
streets of the city, string wires and
build and maintain a plant for fur
nishing power for lighting, heating
and .manufacturing purposes, the op
eration of the same being subject to
the rules and regulations of city coun
cil. All wires on certain streets are
to be placed under ground.
Explained Plans.
In making application for the fran
chise Mr. Law spoke very frankly to
council, explaining in a general way
the plans the company had in. mind.
He said that a large dam would be
built across Green river on its prop
erty and dynamos installed for. genr
erating electricity. The company, he
said, is anxious to get into Spartan
burg for there are a number of cotton
mills that would vise the power.
After hearing Mr. Law, Judge G
W. Nieholls, city attorney, passed up
on the legality of the franchise and
upon motion the franchise was granted
without a dissenting vote.
Hendersonville is going to be well
represented at - the - inauguration of
Woodrow Wilson as president of Uni
ted States. Many of tne leading citi
zens have signified their desire to see
the great event and others will make
up their , mind between now and the
1st or 2nd day of March. : :
It will be more than likely, that if
the Asheville delegation succeed in
joining the big inauguration paraden
boosting the city of Asheville for the
summer home of the president-elect,
that tlie Hendersonville citizens will
also fall In line and give aid to the
Ashevillians in. their efforts.
" P. V. Anders met with a. very painful
accident Monday "while attempting to
beard the Toxaway train out at" the
"Y" near Columbia park. Mr. Anders
foot slipped and-his leg was dislocated
He will be confined at his residence
several days. . , , .
Federal wanrents were issued Tues
day for Messrs A W. Hawkins, A. C.
Morris, M. M. Ghep'herd, and P. E. Tip
ton of this city charging them with
the violation of the anti-lottery postal
statute, .at a? hearing ' before United
States Commissioner George W. Val
entin;' attorners Tfor the defendents
aeked fo ;a pc-tponement, which was
ZfiSSL'jS Rearing will come iDers 0f the council in thei racUons dur
SLb?!r?l3nalene ing the past year. sThe board is com-
day January 31st -at 130: p. m.
This action was taken by the post-
loffice authorities relative .to the'mail-
i ing of certain circulars through the
Hendersonville postoffice ' by the de
fendants - 'containing advertisements
that in coiislderatidn of theTPurchase
of .good or -"the Jpayments of certain
amount of money on account entitlea
the . holder to ' a certain number of
chances: in tbe- distribution of ' pres
ents.' -:' ' : v. vv
Messrs. -A. H, Hawkins and AX: C.
Morris were represented at. the hear
ing, by 'W. 'A. Smith of the law firm of
Smith, Shipman A Justice. McD. Ray
represenleci Messrs M. M. ' Shepherd
and R E. Tipton. ' ). r.; V.
It is sUted from' authority that in as
much as the 'two local , newspapers
having stopped the publication when
notified by; Postmaster B.' Jackson that
it was' a" violation of the law, no .case
. will be " instituted ?by the government
on the -charge df lottery. United
States District Attorney! bar been con
sulted and this is his opinion. :
I The ' distribution of ; .the circular!
through the-; mails' is said to be an
open violation of the statute as a lot
tery does not have to be consummated
to . be considered a ' lottery.? To', be
planned and advertised ' Is 1 sufficiehj.
evidence "ct Its being. '-lottery.
atatuto is ea follows;
, - no letipr &c&ge, posr-cara oiu
circular concerning mny rdtterygift
enterprise of similar scheme onering
prizes dependent in whole Or in part
upon .lot pr chance -and no lottery
ticket or part thereof, or paper, cer
tificate or instrument purporflng to
be or representing a, ticket,' chance,
share or interests in or dependent up-: I
on the event of a lottery,-gift enter
prise or similar scheme offering prized
dependent in whole or in part upon lot
or chance? and ho check,' draft, bill,
money, postal note, or money order for
the purchase of a ticket or part there-
oi, or oi any snare or cnance in any
such, lottery, gift enterprise or scheme
and no newspaper, circular, pamphlet
or publication; Of any kind containing
any advertisement of any lottery, gift
enterprise or. scheme of any kind offer
ing. prizes dependent in whole or in
part upon -Jot or chance or contain
ing any list of prizes drawn or award
ed by, means of any-such lot, gift en
terprise or scheme, whether said list
contains any part or all of such prizes
shall be deposited in or carried by the
mails of the United States, or be de
liverel by any postmaster or letter
carrier. Whoever shall knowingly de
posit, or cause to be deposited, or shall
knowingly -send, or have to be sent,
anything to be conveyed or delivered
'by ..mail in violation of the provisions
of this section, or shall knowingly de
liver or cause to be delivered by mail
in violation of the provisions of this
section, or shall knowingly deliver or
cause to. be delivered by mail anything
herein forbidden to be carried by mail
shall be fined not less than $1000, or
imprisoned not more than two years,
or, both; and for any subsequent of
fense shall be imprisoned not more
tuan fl .ears."
There is another and more string
gent statute providing against lotter
ies, which was passed to " aid in : the
fight against the old Louisiana lottery
andvtbe subsequent fight against the
Honduras lottery in 1907. The stat
ute quoted above is for smaller cases
and has. been strictly enforced since
its passage, as there has been a con
tinuous war by the postoffice depart
ment and government officials to keep
the mails purged of matter pertaining
to lotteries of any' kind.
Much interest is being manifested
in the cases against the local men. No
hint had. been given that the cases
against them would be prosecuted, in
fact tbey were unaware that they had
really violated the law, it seems. The
blow, was rather, sudden when they
were arrested. ; ;
It is believed by the postal author
ities that these gentlemen who have
been arrested on the above charge had
no intention of : violating this - law.
None of themwere aware of the ex-
istance of such a law.
At the Methodist Church. .
,Dr; E. H. Rawlings, missionary sec
retary, and Rev. H. K. Boyer confer
ence missionary v secretary will con
duct services at" the First Methodist
nVuimh -no-rt Qnnrinv In th interest of
a Missionary institute.. They will hold
ccnHrata In thA morninff and eveninsr.
A:mass meeting. will be held intne
afternoon at o'clogk af which all tbe
church people of the city are especial -
ly invited to attend. ;'
Curb Stone Chat TTItli Several Promi
nent local Politicians. ,
That the coming city election this
8Trincr will be AliTelv affair Is the onln-
1 ion of some of the Wst posted local
politicians. ;The democrats, although
with a clear .working majority of the
voters in the city have already begun
talking up various candidates for the
position of Mayor and two vacancies
among the ci.ty fathers. . . V
Some "little criticisms have been lev
ied upon the heads of the present mem-
posed of: four democrats and two re
publicans an da republican mayor.
With very little funds in the city treas
urer, ever since last election and a vast
amount of unfinished , work to com
plete the present board has been at a
considerable disadvantage. . Managing
the city . affairs , as accurate as they
would their own private busint the
members of -the board have accom
plished a great many results in the
permanent improvement of the city.
Among those spoken about for can
didates for mayor y are C. K Brooks,
democrat, cashier of, the Citizens, bank,
J. E. "Shipman, democrat, of the law
firm of Smith, Shipman & Justice. W. J
Davis,' progresslye president of the
First Bank & Trust company, R. C.
Clarke, progressive,, proprietor of the
Clarke Hardware company. -
At th Palaee.
The Lavender Comedy Company has
been the . center of attraction' at. the
Palace theatre this week. ;Full houses
of Hendersbnyille people have witness
ed every performance giyen by this
company this week." The plays are ex
ceptionally good vaudeville stunts, and
the- patrons of -this popular .house jiave
trot failed to' take advantage of ihe low
prices. Next week'sf'attraetions nro-
- i Spendpart of yourieninga insee
irif rgood .?;esJr.fIf,.thegnaJl
amount of 10 and. 20 cents.;.
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At the regular meeting of the Di
rectors of the Citizens Bank held in
the directors room of the bank on
Tuesday the 21st instpall the old offi
cers were "re-elected and in addition
Mr. E. H. Davis,, who has been for
several years the efficient book-keeper
of the Institution, was elected Assis
tant Cashier. Mr. Davis has won his
piomotion by careful and painstaking
attention to business and his advance
to the position of Assistant Cashier is
a well merited recognition of his
worth. , The officers of the bank now
are F. E. Durfee, President E. W. Ew
bank. Vice President C. E. Brooks,
Cashier and K H. Davis,. Assistant
. The Citizens- Bank was organized
under the management of these gen
tlemen and has been conducted by
them, with the assistance of an able
board of Directors, since the institu
tion was chartered in 1908, and each
year since the establishment of bus
iness the growth, has been continuous.
With every increasing facility for the
ing facility for the conduct of its afr
fairs and the continued enlargement
of its resources ' its Influence on the
growth of Henderson ' County in
dustries becomes .more .and potent
with the passage of time. In addition-to
the fact that-there has. never
been a change of management in the
conduct of its affairs and the con
tinued t enlargement of its re
sources its influence on the
conduct of : its' affairs it is now - the
oldest bank in town. V
Superintendent Joe McCrary . Has
Large Force of Men Busy Erecting
Patton Memorial Hospital Building
on nyman Heights.
With only about two weeks begin
ning the Patton Memorial Hospital Is
now well under way in its erection on
Hyman Heights. The lot which was
donated to tbe association by Mrs. An
na Patton Is a beautifully located tract
ol land overlooking many of the val
leys i nthe Hendersonville plateau and
with a clear view. of. the surrounding
mountains which inclose this particu
lar section of he country. "
The building which is being ably
superintended by Joe . McCrary, who
has had thirty- years experience as a
contractor in this city, is rapidly
moulding into shape. - Started with a
firm granite foundation this structure
promises to be one of the many points
! f .Interest to the viultors as Well as
j material benefit to the citizens ef the
J oonntv . '-
With , good weather the nospitai can
be completed in several months: and
! -will be opened before the summer sea-
son begins. - v
EduGatfonal anttilfl
Proceedlngs of Past Week Marks!
With Much Debate in Both Branches
on Important Bills Legislation for .
Tenth Congressional District. .
(By Noah M. HplloweU.) ,
' Raleigh, N. C, January 28.
Gazing serenely upwara beyond
the crowded galleries at the lofty
dome of the Senate chamber with head
comfortably resting:, against a giant"
column at the rear of the tier of seats
farthest from "Lieutant-Gov. paught
ridge's chair, contentedly sits Senator
C B. Mashburn with an unperturbed
smiling couhtenace while hia two Jun
ior colleagues sit directly to his right
They cannot be'classified as unlearn
ed in legislative, matters 'for they have
haC experience but a. person unaware
of their;.fpoliacat inclinations would 1
seldom suspect them of being Tepubli
cans.. v ' ' -. .
. They are absolutely harmless" as far
es legislation Is concerned: They are
hopelessly la- the minority and their
sessalnnif jth.e' noroi k wt i
uijr, una jaeing wn en-they nominated "'
andyoted far Cyrus - Thompson for :
,U. W Senator )ihe office: to which the
Democrats: elected Senator Simmons
to succeed -himselt Should the trio
Republican senators decide to con
sult with each other on matters where
politicaL lines iar 4rawn, they can do
so -without the' least inconvenience by .
resolving themselves into anx organiza
tion without moving their seats, each
being honored with a title; chairman,
secretary cand treasurer respectively.
Know Senator Mashburn? Why cer
tainly, . Its ' "Charley" Mashburn of '
Marshall." It was during the race for
the solicitorship against Charley Jn
1910 that . "Bob'V Reynolds, of Ashe
ville, made himself known as a unique
campaigner., -Senator - A. T. Grant
hails from -V Mocks ville, Davie - county,
and is recognized as the "fighting rad
ical. The third of the . trio is John W.
Hall of Stokes county. They occupy
seats 60, 49 and 48, respectively.
In the House of Representatives' 4he
republicans have a little better show
ing there being fifteen republicans am
three progressives, against 102 demo
crats but there the democratic ma
Jority Is so great it keeps the republl
cans discouraged more, or less. Thei - y
day of ruling in the- General Assem
bly of North Carolina Is decidedly : -thing
of the past -:' -
As to the personnel of the legisla
ture there seeems to be a preponder
ence of new blood although there is
strength and character to a marked
degree by reason of former" service. Of
the., fifty senators in 1911, there are
only eight now. serving in this capad- -ty,
though many of the members hari
served as representatives or senator
in former years. Of the 120 member
of the; House, there are twenty fouj
who served In 1911, In point of year
of service, there' are Senators E. B.
Jones' of Forsyth, J. A. Long, of Per
son, and J. Frank Ray of Macon, all
of whom came here In the year of 1885.
Only think of It! When many a poli
tician or many of the present members
of the General assembly were in their
cradles, these gentlemen were render- ,
ing valuable service to . the grand Old
North State. They have been termed!
the antiques of the General Assembly
and they don't look so' very old after
all. - Most certainly they have not
passed tbe age of usefulness. They .
play an important part on "the floor of .
the legislative halls in the making of
laws day after day. There is Harry
Stubbs of Martin, who has been cord
ing here for about twenty years, a
member of one house or the other. ' At- -tending
the General Assembly for him
Is something of a habit as it is with
Representative Ray.
Among the 170 members of the Gen- -eral
Assembly can be found men of
many professions and; callings." The
lawyers are- here in overwhelming
numbers, there being thirty-two in the "
Senate and a large part of those in the
House have the habit of juggling with
lesal phrases. There are professors,
doctors farmers, merchants, engineers,
business men of various .kinds, and
among,, the, lawmakers can be founds -those
who don't have any particul ar ;
calling.'Just knock along and "save. the'
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