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and French Broad Hustler NEW SERIES- VOL 1 , NO. 32 HENDERSON VILLE, N. G, THURSDAY, UGUST 7, 1913 OLD SER1ES--VOU 10 GREATER heiersoiv MAYARBITRATE THE DiFFEREMCES HOSPITAL f UR Board GoTernors HaTe Important Session Floridians From Daytona Prospecting for Location for Summer Colony in Western North Carolina, Efforts Will be Made to Locate Col onists Here-Financial Secretary Ap pointed Clnp Will Work With Col. Cohen Toward Inducing Minnesota Farmers to Locate Here Commit tee Earned to do Active Work. A called meeting of the Board of Governors of the Greater Henderson ville Club was held at the directors office of the First Band & Trust Co., Tuesday afternoon for the considera tion of certain important matters con cerning the club itself and matters concerning the interest of Hender sonville and Henderson county. Nine members of the board were present and the meeting was presided over by the president, R. N. Willcox. The first important business of the- session was suggested by President" Willcox who resigned the chair to Hon. W. A. Smith fo rthe time beiing. Mr. ; Willcox offered a resoultion regarding : the controversy now existing between the Patton Memorial Hospital trustees ; and the county officers on one side and a committee of the Greater "Western North Carolina Association on the other, regarding the disposition, of cer tain monies. He explained the situa- : tion briefly and said that he believed that action by the club was necessary fcr the sake of harmony and he thought that it was within the pro vince of the club to act as a mediator in the case . Other gentlemen present j discussed the subject briefly and the i resolution as offered found general favor. The resolution was then put and was unanimously carried. The chairman stated that it was his desire to appoint a committee which would be te unbiased in its efforts to ascertain . the whole truth and that he also hoped that all who; voted for the resolution ; vould back up the committe in its findings when the matter reached . a further stage. Suggestions as to the ; personel of the committee were made aid the names decided , upon and the gentlemen appointed by the president were: F. A. Ewbank, Brownlow Jack- ( son and F. S. Wetmur. These gentle- j men were instructed to get the data j from both sides of the case as it ap pealed to them. The resolution is as follows:' Resolved, That the Greater Hender sonville Club recognizes the inestima ble benefit of the Patton Memorial Hospital to the citizens of Henderson ville and Henderson county and de sires to herewith manifest its appre ciation of the work done by the hos pital board of managers. Also that the Greater Hendersonville Club re- cognizes the worth of the Greater Wes- ; tern North Carolina Association to . Hendersonville and Henderson county and appreciates the work it has al ready done in advertising and upbuild ing both our town and county. "And whereas it has come to 'our. notice that a difference of opinion as to the disposal of certain monies has arisen between the aforesaid Hospital i Association and the Henderson county officers and committee of the Greater i Western North Carolina Association, whereby a certain amount of ill feel- ( ing and sense of injustice has been i aroused; which we fear may do harm j to one or both of the" said beneficent j institutions. "Therefore be it further resolved that the Greater Hendersonville Club do appoint a committee to investigate thoroughly the cause of the disagree ment and after making themselves fully cognizant of all of the facts in the caes, to report back to the nexij i Meeting of the Greater Hendersonville Club at its meeting on August 14 with recommendations." Other Business. The general affairs of the club were then discussed by the members of the hoard and especially with reference to the membership and financial stand ing. The auditing committee made its report and the appointment of a finan cial secretary was recommended and tbe board anpointed W.S.Miller to this Position. His chief duty will be the collection of monies due the club and the soliciting of members. -Another Florida Colony. Sam T. Hodges announced that there as a movement oh foot among the People of Daytona, Fla., to establish a colony in Western North Carolina and he informed the meeting that steps had already been taken looking toward the securing of information regarding the details of the prospective colony. He suggested that action be taken by the b with the view of locating the J'loridians in this county. The mat ter was discussed by many of the gen tlemen present and all seemed desir es of every effort being made to so SJ""e the colony for this vicinity. Mr odges was appointed chairman of a committee to investigate the matter vas authorized to name the other embers of the covnmittee to serve !th him: 3Iay Get Minnesota Fanners. The governors were informed that D CONTROVERSY it was possible to secure permanent settlers of a desirable class from Min nesota if thedub would agre to fur nish information regarding farm lands which could be purchased in small tracts. It was stated that Col. Cohen who is largely interested in coloniz ing this section had volunteered to arrange-, a special excursion of pros pective colonists farmers from Minne sota late rin the year if the club would secure options on lands which would be available in lots to suit the would be purchasers. The matter waa sen thusiastically discussed and a commit tee was appointed to communicate with Col. Cohen at once regarding the project. The committee appointed consists of representatives of all of the prominent real estate concerns of Hendersonville and are F. S. Wetmur, chairman, F. A. Ewbank, Walter Smith, W. A. Blake, D. S. Pace, P. F. Patton, C. H. T. Blythe, R. H. Staton. Chairman Wetmur signified a willing ness to accompany Col. Cohen to Min nesota, which is his native state, and assist in securing the colonists. The meeting then adjourned. Engineer Frank Estes of St Peters burg, Fla., accompanied by Mr. V. N. Ridgely are on their way from St. Pe tersburbg, Fla., to look over and start operations on the tract at Hillgirt re cently purchased by the Mountain Home Co., of St. Petersburg. About the middle of August art excursion is to be run by the Southern Railway from St. Petersburg to Hendersonville. iSTITDTES HE1ERS0 FARMERS Bates Tentatively Set for the Several , Localities- Hendersonville Sends Delegates to Abbeville. The Home Coming period for Wes tern North Carolina which has been set for the time intervening between September 22nd and October 12th has awakened much enthusiasm through out this part of the state and many ?f thJLFsrSlll UiL?ave begUQ preparations for that event . The following schedule of dates for the several places has been tentative ly submitted: Jackson county, Sept. 23 and 24. Transylvania county, Sept 25 and 26. Haywood county, Oct. 1 and 2. Henderson county, Oct 3 and 4. Polk county. Oct 6 and 7. Madison county, Oct. 8 . Buncombe county, Oct 9 and 10. These dates are not binding but have been tentatively accepted and are be lieved to meet the several fairs of the different localities. The matter so far as it appertained to Henderson county was considered at the last meeting of the Greater Hen dersonville Club and the following resolution was passed: "Whereas, at a recent meeting of the Greater Western North Carolina Asso ciation a "Home Coming" time was endorsed, and "Whereas, a proposition, has been made to hold same from September 22nd to October 12th in Western North Carolina, and a committee has been appointed to co-operate with the vari ous organizations Interested In the movement. "Resolved, That the Greater. Hen dersonville Club recognizes the worth of this movement, and suggests that the Greater Western North Carolina Association hold a mass meeting of delegates from the various counties comprising the Association at the Lan- gren Hotel, Asheville, Thursday even- ing next, August 7th, for the purpose of formulating plans for making this ' eve'nt one of the greatest that has ever J occurred in this section, where nature j has so lavishly bestowed her richest ' blessings. And that the Greater Hen- dersonville Club appoint a committee j of five or six to meet with this organ- ization to actively co-operate in mak- ing the "Home Coming Week" a week of unqualified success in Western North Carolina." ; ; A committee wa sappolnted to attend .the Asheville meeting in pursuance to FOR i. 'CO, the resolution and the .following gen- B100 mm LI THIS FULL At a meeting of the Greater Hender stiENalle club, which was attended by CoirSandford H. Cohen, manager of the Greater Western North Carolina association, the former organization went on record as heartily endorsing die "Home-Coming-Time" movement fi om September 22 to October 12. Believing that such an undertaking would be the means of bringing many cf the natives of this country from foreign - homes, where they went through curiosity and the search for fortunes ( which they thought could be made or found with less difficulty in ether climes, the Greater Western North Carolina association in recent annual session took up this movement and endorsed it in a set of resolutions. Since that time the Asheville Board of ciation, the Asheville Merchants,, asso ciation and other organizations have placed the stamp of approval oh the movement Hendersonville was the first city or section outside of Asheville to endorse the "Home-Coming-Time," in which an effort will be made to interest .all sec tions affiliated' with the Greater Wes tern North Carolina association. Each section will be urged to hold an asso- i elation meeting, fair or other form of ;amusernent during those days on which all visitors returning or coming for the first time to this section will be invi ted to attend. - - Thousands of post cards will be distributed over the country and a clerical force will be kept busy collect ing the names of persons who have gone from this section to other places, and furnishing them with literature, invitations to return home, etc. -- The Greater Hendersonville club has agreed to have a number of dele gates at the meeting to be held on Thursday night of this week in Ashe, villle, when plans will be formulated for making this event one of the great est that has ever occurred in this sec tion. The club adopted the following res olutions: "Whereas, at a recent meeting of the Greater Western North Carolina association a "home coming time" was endorsed, and "Whereas, a propositon has been made to hold same from September 22 to October 12 in Western North Car olina, and a committee has been ap pointed to co-operate -with the various organizations Interested in the move ment. "Resolved, that he Greater Hende: sonville club recognizes the worth of this movement, and suggests that the Greater Western North Carolina asso ciation hold a mass meeting of dele gates from the various counties com posing the association at the Lan gren hotel, Thursday evening next, August 7, for the purpose of for mulating plans for making this event one of the greatest that has ever oc curred in this section, where nature has so lavishly bestowed her richest biessings; and that the Greater Hen dersonville club appoint a committee of five or six to meet with this organi zation to actively co-operate in mak ing the "home coming week" a week of. unqualified success in Western North Carolina." FRUITLAND INSTITUTE OPENS AUTUMN SESSION. The Fruitland Institute located at Fruitland eight miles from Henderson vjiio hppan its scolastic year Tuesday of the present week. This institution J . - . 1 1 -l . ' has already become wen Known ii and wide as an exceptionally good educational institution and as hereto-fnr-ti niHto a number of young men from Hendersonville and vicinity are in attendance. BIG EXCURSION FROM . FLORIDA-IS COMING. A monster excursion over the South ern Railway from Jacksonville and other noints in Florida is scheduled to arrrive here on the 14th. Many pros pective summer residents for Hender sonville have intimated their intention of taking advantage of the excursion todook over conditions in this vicinity during the present month and quite "an addition to the summer resident pop ulation is expected to result from the visit . . ' - Rev R. N. Willcox will hold service every Sabbath at 8:30 p. m. in the Pa vilion ' at Laurel Park. All citizens and tourists are invited. tlemen have agreed to serve on the committee: Col. Sam. T. Hodges, Hon. W. A. Smith, H. C. Meyer, Leon St John, J. Mack Rhodes, Dr. L. B. Morse, Rev. R. N Willcox, P. F. Patton, F. A. Ewbank, F. S. Wetmur and W. S. Mil ler. The committee will go from Hen dersonville to Asheville this evening in automobiles and will constitute one of the most representative delegations II RETURN ever sent to a meeting by this city. " j BAT CAVE ROAO TO BE WORKED 8-9jii As a result of the efforts of Col. John T. Patrick of the Bat Cave and Chimney Rock sections, the people of Henderson county who. are especially interested in the betterment of the public highway leading from the fam ous Bat Cave section to Henderson ville, will co-operate in the two days of work to be engaged in by several hundred volunteer workers on August 8 and 9. Colonel Patrick states that the 'work will be done under . military rules somewhat similar to those that prevail ed -ni the recent good roads period which resulted in about ,1,500 days of work in two days' time on the highway from Rutherfordton- to the Chimney Pock section. Henderson county road enthusiasts participated in this result as a result of which the people of Rutherford county around 'Chimney Rock will Join the citizens of Henderson county in im- prcving one of its most public and im portant highways. Colonel Patrick states that he has l:ad assurances of co-operation in thi3 work from hundreds of people along the highway .nd in Hendersonville ' and the Bat Cave and Chimney Rock sections and is confident that he will i have more than a thousand volunteer road workers on these two days. The forces have been organized and cap tains will be in charge of designated links of the road. It is hoped to put the road in ex cellent condition for summeruse so that the home people and visitors can find travel over this road much more comfortable than heretofore. . All , persons interested in this road bulging project are urged to lend a helping hand. FLAT ROCK Another magnificent summer home in the Old Flat Rock section has changed owners. Mr. F. C." Abbott, a prominent real estate man of Char lotte, has sold his summer home to gether with 126 acres to Mr. Arthur J. Draper, of Charlotte, for a consider ation, it is said, of about $20,000.00. Mr. Abbott has owned this place ad joining the magnificent estate of Mr. Frank B. Hayne. the cotton broker millionaire, for over 21 years and has spent the greater part of each sum rier here with his family. The place was originally built by William John son who purchased the property long before the civil war. Mr. Draper, the new owner ,is a na tive of Massachusetts, and a son of Mr. Draper the Inventor of the famous Draper loom which is used in the ma jority of the cotton mills of this coun try. He is said to be a ,millioaiaire and is at the head of a $2,000,000 con cern in Charlotte, the Chadwick-Has-kins company which has the control of a number of mills near that city. Mr. Draper with his family have been oc. cunvine the Abbott home this summer under a lease, and while here became so attached to the property tnat ne ae cided to buy. It is understood that before another season considerate improvements will be made on this magnificent estate and it will continue to be one of the show places in the famous Flat Rock settle ment. . - Mr. Abbott stated to a reporter that he did not intend to stop qoming here during the summer season. He states , that he will buy more property nere at once and erect a bungalow before another season. Mr. Abbott is a wide ly known real estate man of this state rnd his faith in Henderson county propery is an assurance that values here in real estate are good invest ments. Tv Foundation Stone Laying. Invitations have been received in Hendersonville to the laying of the foimtion stone of the Thomas C. Wet- more Hall at Christ School. Arden; N. C. The services are taking place to- rfav and a laree gathering was in'at- tendnce. 1 H. C. Meyer- of this city is ; the architect for the building.. Next Meeting. August i4. An important meeting of the Greater Hendersonville club will be held at the city hall at 8:30 p.. m. Thursday. Aug. 14 and all members are expected to be present .Matters of considerable mo ment will come before the meeting. " DRAPER BUYS ABBOTT HOI GE1EI OF DEMOCRAT Ai HUSTLER IDERGOES L RE-UNION CONFEDERATE VETS The Annual Reunion of the Confed erate Veterans will be held at Horse Shoe on Thursday, August 14th, all Veterans and friends are cordially in vited to be present The address will be made by Governor Locke Craig at eleven o'clock at . the Horse Shoe Shoe School House grounds. All cit izens are requested to bring dinner. The following committee on enter tainment are appointed. Sons and Daughter's of Veterans Milton Allen and wife; J. Johnson and wife; Robert Freeman and wife; Pierce Brannon and wife; D. Daven port and wife; J. W. Morgan and wife. The following honorary committee of Veterans are appointed. J. P. Johnson, Preston Lane, M. .&. Johnson, W. "B. Case, J. R. Ldverett Bradly Dalton. As this is the 25th anniversary of Henderson county Confederate Re union we cordially invite all Veteran3 from adjoining counties and veterans now visiting here, and Daughters of the Confederacy to be with us. V. G. GTJLLICK, A. CANNON Acting Algt - 'Commander MCCALL KILLED AT DEPOT Another victim of the car coupler's enormous list of fatalities was added early Monday morning in the railway j yards of this city whej. Pcsey McCjijI, brakeman on the Toxaway train was crushed to death whjle in the per formance of his duty. The ac :idbnt which was horrible in its ;!-ui!s, oc curred between six and 3even o'clock when McCall was coupling a sleeper to his train neur the stattot. At.-le moment when the engine was hacking the cars together the unfortunate man got his head between the couplers vith the result that it was crushed beyond recognition. Death, was of course instantaneous and as soon as the tragedy became known the au. thorities were notified and the body was taken charge by- the J. M. Stepp ( I Undertaking company who prepared it for shipment to Brevard where the deceased resided with his mother, step father and two sisters. Dr. Kirk in the capacity of coroner signed the about twenty years' of age and was death certificate. The deceased was well known here and other. points on his run and his numerous friends were greatly shocked by the announcement of his untimely death. The step father and a sister came from Brevard to Hendersonville immediately upon learning of the death of their son and brother and accompanied the body to that place Monday afternoon where the interment took place. BIG BOOSTER CONCLAVE CALLED FOB ASHVILLE. Commercial secretaries representing all of the boards of trade and other commercial organizations In North Carolina have been , called to meet in convention to be held- at Asheville, August 28 and 29. Secretary Meyer of the Greater Hendersonville Club hag received a lettergram from J. H. Warburton, secretary of the Industrial club of Salisbury, and vice president of the Southern Com. Sec. Association, asking that he be present and stating that the object of the convention is to form a state organization of secreta ries for the purpose of taking up mat ters of interest to the state and their respective cities. "Florida-South Carolina Day" Post poned. The Florida State Association an-, nounce that instead of holding "Florida-South Carolina - Day" on Wednes day, August 13, they will choose a later date. . This decision was reached today when news came that an excursion of St Petersburg people would arrive here on August 14. " . The date will be announced later. Repairing Highways. The sewer line connections with th Kirk Sanitorium have at last been made by the town authorities so that this institution is now enjoying city privileges. The Washington Post of last Friday carried a picture of Mrs- J M. Gudger, Jr., wife of the Congressman of this district and among other things says "one of the most popular women of the Congressional set, ever active In the social life of the National capital and frequently receives at 'the Con gressional Club." Mrs. Gudger is a daughter of Mrs. C. J. Hawkins of this city and has many friends here who ore pleased with this distinct compli ment. . " r - ANNUA HUME Plant of the French Broad Hustler Inc., to be Operated by Messrs. Gar lington and Hollowelt-Plans of the New Publishers, Who Took Charge Tugust 4. Effective August 4," the management of the Western Carolina Democrat and French Broad Hustler passed into the hands of Gordon F. Garlington and Noah M. Hollowell. .The mew publishers will assume control of the entire interests of the French Broad Hustler Incorporated, which has been for a number of years conducting one of the leading combi nation newspaper - and job plants of Western North Carolina. Mr. Garlington, who has been man aging the business affairs of the com pany for three years, will continue to conduct the business, in the absence of Mr. Hollowell, who will reamin with, the Western North Carolina Fair As sociation at Ashevilleof which he ss assistant secretary, until after the fatrr which will be held in October. Upon resuming active work with the newspaper, Mr. Hollowell will di rect his attention for the greater part to the editorial and clerical end of the work, while Mr. Garlington will look principally after the. business affairs of the .office and, the advertising and job departments. 'Arrangements witi be made, however, for taking care, ct the news end of the paper until Mr:. Hollowell's return at which time the publishers have announced their in tention of adopting some features: which will tend to make the paper one of the best and most interesting week ly journals in Western North Caco a. As to the general political poiicy of ' the paper, full announcement by Hon. M Ii-. Shipman, president of the cam TlSTIV STIrl tfHtor Cif no nor. -mill "hm. j found in the editorial columns. " ' The new publishers take pleasure fn? announcing that Mr. Shipman will re main on the editorial staff, fn whicife nacity he will contribute articles o interest from time to time, principal-r-on political topics. The terms of the lease under which Messrs. Garlington and Hollowell are operating call for a period of one year with the privilege of continuing for a . longer time. v ieaB , utT SJ ,T ?er ne firm name of -the Mutual PrinU mi v. ; n li i i j j - ing Company. GUN CLUB NOTES. f J PJpley Leads in the First Day's Shoot for "The Dnpont Trophy." Ten members of the Hendersonville Gun Club started in the contest for "The .Dupon Trophy" last Thursday afternoon. This being a handicap match, some of the men were given "added targets." The scores given below show the score as it now stands, including the "added targets." Shooting at 25 tar gets: Ripley, 24; Morris, 21; Moore, 20; Rusher, 23; Chisholm, 20; Lowndes 22; Wetmur, 23; Durham, 23; Reesel 23; Fisher, 20. ' Ripley, Morris, Rusher, Lowndes, and Reese broke the number set op posite their respective names, as they were allowed no "added targets." On Thursday afternoon of this week the contest will be continued. Shoot ing begins at 4 o'clock, and the official program of 25 targets for "The Du pont Trophy" is scheduled to begin minutely at 5 o'clock. All. shooters are invited to' shoot with the club. Guns and ammunition, furnished on the grounds. A Clay Pigeon. This pigeon is a funny bird- : ' . It flies; but has no wings, It cannot jump or hop about;. ' And it never, never sings. But it can fly "to beat the cars" And dodge a charge of shot, But Ripley gets them every time, He's "Johnny on the spot." -" "BANG. Flat Bock News. Recent arrivals at the. Walker Hoxsc are: Mrs". Mrs. Leftwich and two chil dren, Mr. and Mrs. Provost and childr of Spartanburg. Rev. W. R. Shelton and mother have returned from a three weeks trip to New York, Niagra and points in Canada. ' : Miss Ruth Hicks, of Spencer, is the guest of Miss Katharine Goodman Miss Sallie Fisher, of Newton, Is vfe iting the family of her uncle, Mr. L. E Fisher.. The Methodist Sunday school Is pre paring a children's, day program for Aug. 24. An addres will be delivered at 11 a: in., after which picnic dianer will be enjoyed in the" grove and to the- afternoon the exercises of the chil dren will be rendered. An Interest ing program Is promised and the pub lic is cordially invited. ' Miss Sue Mcllray, of Chester, S. CU and Miss M. W. Morrison of Wellford, S C, are visiting Mrs. R. S. Gantt. .