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Extradition is Discussed Before Gov
ernor Felker of Jfew Hampshire
Decision is Reserved.
Concord, Sept. 23. The duty of th3
state of New Hampshire toward Harry
K. Thaw was the subject of extensive
argument before - Governor Felker to
day. The legal battle in which "William
Travers Jerome, special deputy attor
ney general of New York state which
seeks to obtain the extradition of
Thaw as a fugitive from justice, was
pitted against three of the fugitive's
array of counsel, was, dramatic at
times, and near the close came dan
gerously near to being personal.
To the charge that he had resorted
to subterfuge and was moved, by ulter
ior motives in his determination to re- j
turn Thaw to the Matteawan insane !
asylum, Jerome retorted with unusual
feeling that the state of New York
would not permit its justice to be dev
feated by the corrupt nse of Thaw
At the conclusion of the arguments
the governor gave counsel until Mon
day to file supplementary briefs so his
decision -will' not be knqwn for a week
at least.
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Auspicious Occasion Duly Celebrated
at Historic Place of Worship Tisit
Ing Trelates Assist inc'SerTicesT' -v
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday,
September 17th to 19th, the convoca
tions of Waynesville and Morganton
united and met with the parishioners
of St. James church to celebrate the
Eemi-centennial of the consecration of
the church building. The opening
service Wednesday evening was de
voted to Sunday school work. The
Rev. W. S. Cain and Mr. Thomas, both
of Asheville being the speakers.
Thursday began yrith the Holy Eucha
rist at 7:30 followed by ; morning
prayer at 9 :30 and business session of
the two convocations at 10:30. Some
important business was transacted:
Among the most important being the
appointment of a committee to investi
gate ways and means of making the
Missionary District of Asheville a dio
cese. The Kev. wyatt Brown ot Asne-
ille, was appointed chairman of this
committee. Another committee of
which Rev. R. N. Willcox was made
chairman was appointed to investi
gate the matter of increasing the num
ter of lay workers, especially in the
mission field, and mak'ng their work
more efficient. A correspondent for
the church papers was established, and
Rev. W. C. Cain appointed, his ex-
(Continued on Page Five.)
City's School Year Began Monday.'
Morning With Large Attendance
Another Grade And A Manual Training Department Have
Been Added Since Last Session-Prospects Bright For
Active Year-Several New Teachers Are Added To
Prof. Cales Staff '
The autumn term of the Henderson
ville Graded school began Monday
raoming and the new academy build
ing was again the scene of much activ
ity. Hundreds of the city's youth,
rosy cheeked boys and girls were ther
greeting each other after a delightful
vacation and in some cases an extend
c3 separation. Prof. Cale and his staff
of assistant teachers were on hand
early to welcome back the pupils to
their studies. The morning was spent
in assigning the pupils to their re
spective classes, arranging the seating
and in other ways getting ready for
the business of the term. A very largo
percentage of those. who attended the
graded school last year returned thi3
session and many of those who had
completed the course of last year will
avail themselves of the eleventh grade
ork which has been" added to the
school. A manual training depart
11 ent has also been added to the curri
culum which will be a feature that
'will be taken advantage of by many cf
pupils. The attendance at the
Late Major of JfewTork is Laid to
Best Beneath the Dew Fall of a
City's Tears Impressive Funeral.
New York. Sept 22. Historic Green
wood cemetery, the resting place in
Brookly of many famous dead, recenr
ed the body of New York's late mayor.
William J. Gaynor, at midafternoon to
day, after funeral services in his hon
or that were without parallel in the
history of the city. In the presence of
the family, the honorary pallbearers.
Including William Howard Taft, and
city officials; among them Mayor Kline,"
the flag-draped coffin was committed
to the grave in the Gaynor family plot
The brief Episcopalian service was
Lead by the Rev. Frank ' W. Page,
former pastor of St. Jonn's, the church
where the mayor worshipped.
Million Saw Funeral.
A million people, it is estimated
paw the funeral cortege move slowly,
first from the city hall, where thou
sands had witnessed, the body lying in
state Sunday, to Trinity church, where
Bishop Greer conducted the solemn
service; then back past the oity hall,
across Brooklyn bridge, through
Brooklyn streets past the late mayor's
Eighth avenue "home-, and on to -the
cemetery. ' "
Upon the bridge, hung in black,
traffic did not move. City employes
stood six feet apart, heads uncovered,
as the . police-escorted catafalque pro
ceeded into the mayor's home borough.
Eelow, the river noises "were still. Not
a craft blew its whistle, not a gong
was f sounded The funeral train
across the bridge and for a distance
In Brooklyn paralleled a favorite
route o fthe mayor, who in all kinds
of weather was accustomed to walk to
and from the city hall.
Gordon Garlington to Wed.
(Spartanburg Journal.)
The approaching marriage of Miss
Amy Elizabeth Edwards and Gordon
Fleming Garlington is an event of
state-wide interest The engagement
was announced by the parents of the
Lride-to-be, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Ed-
wardff, of Hendersonville, several days
Hgo. Tne wedding will taKe piace in
Mr, Garlington is originally a Spar
tanburg boy. He was reared here and
attended the graded schools and later
Clemson college For a time he was
employed on the Spartanburg Journal
taff. He is a son of the late John
Conway Garlington, a prominent
newspaper man, and Mrs. Annie Gar
lington, of Laurens.
opening of school was most gratifying
and there is every Indication that the
youth of Hendersonville wil enjoy, one
of the fost profitable school years of
their young lives. Several of the
teachers who were appointed on the
staff have not yet arrived but are ex
pected shortly and the teachers' corps
is this year one of the strongest that
the-school has ever enjoyed.
Mr. Shipman to Preside.
The Hon. M. Iv Shipman, State
Commissioner of Lajior and Printing,
ha been invited by the Western North
Carolina Fair association to preside
over the morning exercises of Brother
hood Day, when Secretary of State
Wjiliam Jennings Bryan will deliver
one of his popular addreses.
Mr. Bryan is scheduled to speak
during the morning of October 8, and
in view cf t3 fact that t-i is to be
one of the biggest days in the history
of the fraternalism of Western North
Carolina, it is likely that Secretary
p'-yan will deliver one of his ad
dresses along brotherhood lines.
Bids For Construction Being Ad
vertised for by Government-Will
Be Handsome Structure Two
Stories With Basement AndCov
er Large Ground Area Be Ready
For Next Season.
N Hendersonville will have its new
public building in the near - future.
This is pleasant and authentic infor
mation. In another column of this
issue the United
advertises for bids for the new ppst
office building complete with fixttsf es,
etc. The announcement says that Ithe
Mds will be opened on November lSth.
The specifications call for a handsome
two story building, one which will be
an ornament to the city. It will be
located on the government lot at the
corner of fourth avenue and Church
street with the main entrance on
Church street. It will be fireproof in
c nstructlon and will have a base-n-f
nt while the ground area to be oc
cupied will be 4,400 feet. That the
building will be one which Henderson
Formal Notice' Served On Civil
Service Com. By M. L. Shipman
Prest. Mcllhenny Answers Criticism and Invites Suggestions
Designed to Improve Examinations Hendersonville Man
Gets Hearing and Declares He Will Follow Matter -7
Until Hope Of Fair Play Vanishes
In a recent issue of this paper there
appeared an editorial taking the Civil
Service Commission to task, on ac
count of the character of the examina
tion given on August 16, and intended
to apply to those seeking employment
under the Commissioner of Internal
revenue, along with those desiring po
sitions in various branches of the pub
lice service. The substance was put in
form of a letter and mailed to Col. W.
II. Osborne, Commissioner of Internal
Revenue who, after dictating a re
sponse to the same, forwarded the
letter itself to President Mcllhenny, of
the Civil Service Commission. v
Desirous of according to Mr. Mcll
henny the courtesy of having his side
of the controversy presented the Dem
ocrat is privileged to publish his ex
planation touching the character of the
examination in question and Mr. Ship-
1 A 1 A. T 1
man s repiy. Aiinougn personal, in a
sense, this correspondence relates to
subjects of a purely public character
find we consider it no breach of pro
priety to acquaint readers of thi spa
per "with the whole story, a sit ap
pears below:
President Mcllhenny'g Letter.
U. S. Civil Service Commission,
Washington, D. C, Sep. 11, 1913.
Hon. M. L. Shipman, Raleigh, N. C.
My dear Sir:
Col. W. H. Osborn, Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, sent me your letter
to him of August 27 on the subject of
.be character of the examination given
on August 16 for the Internal Revenue
Service and other branches of the Gov
ernment service, and requested that 1
write you about.it,
I feel sure that your conclusion that
the test is too difficult and that it is
tiOt practical must be based upon a
it apprehension5 lack of full knowl
edge of the questions given; and I am
in a position to know that you are mis
taken in assigning any other motive to
the Commission than the good of the
service for the cliange that it made in
1S10 in the character of the examina
tion given for positions in the Internal
Revenue Service. The change was
proposed by the Commission, and I
happen to know that it was "proposed
without any idea whatever .that it
would help or hinder .anybody on ac
count of their political affiliations.
Moreover, I do not see how the in
creased difficulty of the examination
could be detrimental to the interests
of any democrats who 'may desire to
enter the service through this exanti-
1 nation.
ew jrii
ville will be proud of, goes withoat
saying for the specifycations as drawn
warrant this assertion and there is
reason to believe that there will be
no delay in erecting the building when
It is once begun. Postmaster Brown
low Jackson said to the Democrat to
day that he was greatly pleased by
the information from Washington that
the department was to begin action on
the .local postoffice. If these was
ever a city in need of an up to date
post office, it is Hendersonville and the
public here, visiting and residential,
has been long suffering while the local
pestoffice officials have "been up
against" o the limit. Mr. Jackson is
of the belief that the new building
will be ready for occupancy by the be
ginning of next s'eason if no unfore
seen delays occur.
The statute requires that the ex
aminations be practical in character;
it is fundamental that the examina
tions must be practical if the compet
itive examination system is to sur
vn e, and for thirty years the Commis
s'on has been earnestly engaged in
making its examinations practical in
There are positions, of course, for
which tests in the actual kind of
work to be done may be given with
best results. In such cases there
can be no question as to what con
stitutes a practical examination. For
example, there is little room for dif
ference of opinion as to what consti
tutes a practical examination for
steographer and typewriter. But for'
some positions the requirements are
not definite, but rather so general
and diversified as to be more accu
rately represented by a certain de
gree of general intelligence. It
would not be a fair test of relative
capacity and fitness, for example, to
include in the examination for post
office clerk a test in the actual dis
tribution of mail or in the actual'
duties of a money order or registry
clerk. t it would be a practical
examination to give tests that will
determine wh5ch of the applicants
have the proper degree of mental
training and development to enable
them to adapt themselves to the
; dutIes rafter appointment. What is
wanted is a man who can learn the
business one who can learn it more
quickly than some others, and who
when he learns the work, will per
form it well.
One other point: in preparing ex
aminations the Commission has in
mind not only making, them practical,
hot also, that they must be competi
tive and therefore of such character
rhat a person in the service will have
no advantage in the examination over
competitors not so employed.
It has been the aim of the Commis
sion to make these tests of general in
telligence such, that a man who has
had actual business experience will
dp better able to pass them than one
who has had no such experience but
who is fresh from school. Thus, the
questions in arithmetic are framed
with the idea of ascertaining the com
pet'tor's ability to-reason rather than
his memory of -the rules of arithmetic.
So far as the scholastic knowledge
necessary to pass the examination
given August 16 is concerned, it does
T (Continued on Page 7.-)-
Strong Pressure Will be Brought to
Bear oh Congress to Bash Adminis
tration Measure.
Washington, Sept. 21. The strongest
test of President Wilson's control over
party policies and' over legislative
performances of congress is about to
occur. He has seen the triumph in the
house of his currency reform demands
and the practical completion of the
tariff revision bill so far as adminis
tration Ideas are connected with it.
The question now paramount in con
gressional circles bears directly upon
the president's potential control of the
currency reform situation in the sen
ate. Except for those immediately
connected with "the handling of the
currency bill, the general query is:
Will the president be able t oinduce the
senate to act on the Glass-Owen bill
without ' delay in the senate and that
teration of its provisions? ,
No doubt remains of the determined
purpose of the president to urge con
gress, by every legitimate means at his
command, to complete currency legis
lation within the next few weeks, and
to give the country a new banking sys
tem and a revised form, of paper cur
rency before December.
Evidences of his concern in the mat
ter have come in a series of events in
which his influence has determined
the action of congressional leaders.
After a conference with, Mr. Wilson
more than a week ago members of the
Senate Democratic "steering commit
tee" announced that consideration of
currency reform would be pushed
without delay, i nthe senate and that
there would be no senate recess. '
A growing demand In the house," for
a month's recess, to begin this week,
culminated a few days ago, when Rep
lesentative A, Mitchell Palmer, one of
the Democratic house leaders, after a
conference with President Wilson, an
nounced tha tthe house would not re
cess for more than three days at a
time, but would remain close at hand
where its influence could be exerted
on the senate, if desirable to speed up
that today's work on the currency bill.
.With the aid of Secretary McAdoo,
who helped in the original preparation
o fthe currency bill, it is understood
the president will attempt to satisfy
many of the criticisms that come from
Democrats and will endeavor to bring
Democratic forces into united support
of the plan embodied in the bill that
has passed the house.
Burnt Cork Artists To Present
Mammouth Minstrel Show Soon
Company Of Local Talent Preparing Sensation Of Season In
Form Of Ministrel Performance Prominent Ladies And
, Gentlemen To Participate Proceeds To Be Devoted
. To Worthy Cause.
Extensive and elaborate preparations
are being made for a mammoth min
strel show to be given here early in
October, perhaps the second week of
that month. A company composed en
tirely of local talent, numbering oyer
one hundred people, will start rehears
on Friday night of this week at the
auditorium, and all those musically in
clined are . invited and urged to be
present at that rehearsal.
Mr. H. C. Meyer nd Dr. A, C. Te
Leau, have agreed . to undertake th?
direction and management of the pro
duction and are actively engaged in
arranging chorus and ensemble mem
bers, as. well as the numerous solos
and specialties.' Several striking and
unique inovations will be introduced
some of which will be announced later,
but the nature of the majority of these
novelties and spectacular features will
be withheld ,in order to orecom
pletely surpirse the public on the night
of presentation.. No effort will he
spared in making up an entertainment
the like of which has never been seej
here. .
It is an assured fact, and one of in
Impeachment Proceedings Now In Full
Blast Before Jfew York Senate
Sulzer Lawyers Fighting Hard.
Albany, N. Y., Sept. 23. Afffer a day
spent in listening to lengthy argu
ments, the high court for the trial o
the impeachment of Governor William
Sulzer adjourned tonight without hav
ing decided whether the impeached ex
ecutive will have to answer charges
iuvblving the misuse of the funds con
tributed tor his campaign last fall. It
is expected that the court will reach
a decision early tomorrow.
in event of the denial of the motion
to strike out the three articles deal
ing with the campaign contributions
the guns of the impeached executive's
legal battery will have been spiked
asfar as the preliminaries are con
cerned, and the actual trial will begin.
That counsel for the assembly man
agers are confident the court will not
dismiss the three (articles is evidenced
by the fact that they announced that
Jacob H. Schiff and others who con
tributed to the Sulzer election fund
would be on hand tomorrow to testify.
Jlexican President Declares He Will
r" Use Army to Enforce Fairness at
Polls Plays no Favorite.
Mexico . City, Sept ; 21. 'Not only
would it be an anomaly thai the gov
ernment should have a candidate, but
it can be further said that the govern
ment has no predilectionvfor, nor will
it aid any candidate."
In these words, Provisional Presi
dent Huerta. today replied to the quev
tion as to whether he fa vortd a can
didate in the coming presidential elec
tions. The interrogations which has
been freely Indulged that General Hu
eita, intended to throw his support to
this or that man for the presidency -to
succeed himself. - '
' President Huetro received the news
papermen at Popotla, a suburb where
he is erectfhg a residence, and where,
for the greater part of theltime, he
resides. He explained the attitude
which the administration will main
tain, especially in. the present circum
stances, "as one of absolute impartial
ity " and added that it would only take
precaution to prevent any disturbance
of public peace and order and would
suppress any effort in that direction.
Use Army, If Necessary.
The president said he would use the
(Continued on Page Eight.)
terest, that some of Hendersonville
leading business and. professional men
will participate in the show, several of
them' in the capacity of end men and
fun makers. A number of the best
known ladies in the . community "have
agreed to take part, and every indica
tion points to the coming event as be
ing the biggest thing ever undertaken
in Hendersonville. The songs and
jokes as well as the manner of pro
duction, will be absolutely new and
. The , proceeds will be devoted to at
most worthy cause which will be an
nounced from the stage on the night of
the performance. -
The management has arranged a
very, pleasant feature in the form of a
dutch supper to be tendered, at the
conclusion of the show, to all those
taking part.
As previrtHPlv aot1 io first ra-
hearsal v ; - " . I" .
on Friday, Scyi. 2C, at S p. m., and aii
those desiring, to take part are re
quested to be present In addition to
the regular , ladies, and gntlemens
chorus there will be a juvenile chorus.

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