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o a. MUSI- mocrac and French Broad Hustler NEW SERIESVOL CNiSg - HENDERSON VILLE, N. C: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 1913 OLD SERIESVOL, 1 9 v? Assignment of Ship man to Road Work On Changing Name Of The G. H Club Flourishing Con- xJition of Baptists Dem'tor's Appoint ments With r armers First1. Baptist Church Is Growing; Report Carol ! Store House Of $3,300 Ginseng Behind carefully guarded doors in the second story of the Peoples Na tioaal Bank building there's 900 pounds of a strange and valuable herb gathered in the mountains of Hender son county. There's 900 pounds of it. In drying it will shrink in weight to 300 pounds when it will be worth al most its weight in silver. It's ginseng (pronounced jin-seng) tie property of Captain ML C. Toms, some time ago sold a similar crop fCr somewhere in the neighborhood of $4,000. Eventually the heathen Chi nese will consume this product of Henderson county for the aforesaid heathen believes ginseng has rare icedical attributes possessed by no other herb in the wide, wide world. Tie American doejpr laughs at this but tie Chinaman persists in paying a tremendous price for his dope, just the same. - Present quotations on the herb are from rive to eleven dollars a pound, Sc at the top market price -the ginseng now in the Peoples National Bank building is worth $3,300. The roots, vhich look much like small parsnips, are rive years old and would sell read-i-v for twenty-five cents each. It takes seven years for ginseng to Teach its full maturity, "but the activ ities of an organized gang of thieves cade it imperative to gather, the Chi naman's cure-all" before ie" light fngered gentry descended upon the patch. Ginseng is a crop easily cultivated. It requires one-third -sun and two thirds shade, and but little care. It grows wild in the .mountains of Wes tern North Carolina and Captain Toms started his operations with native roots. The Captain believes that $40, 000 worth of ginseng could be shipped from Henderson county each year, provided the ginseng thieves were rounded upland put in the pen for to Eteal the herb is a serious offense. Captain Toms also believe the Great er Hendersonville iCliib is everlasting ly right in its efforts to help develop the latent natural resources of this country. He, and Charles. French Toms, are the owners -of the famous rissewah Orchards, which grew $4,000 worth of perfect apples last year. He is enthusiastic about apple growing end is also enthusiastic about gin-teng-r-except when he happens to think about the ginseng thieves. Then he's well, he's still enthusiastic, you know, but he expresses his enthusiasm a little bit differently. But' he has demonstrated the possibilities of pfnseng as a money crop here, as he has with apples, and really sees great possibilities therein for the farmers, ti Henderson county. Ginseng has a very beautiful dark green foliage. The name is -said by Grosier to signify the "resemblance of a man;" and the root does sometime? look something like a man an ugly, old. man at that It is -valued "by the Chinese as a tonic and a stimulant and to it they ascribe almost Miracu lous powers. Taie Moving Tictirres. The Vitagraph Moving picture con cern, which has had & company of pic ture makers at Chimney Roc"k for sev eral days for the purpose eT making pictures, left for their northern horns last week after enacting several scenes. "The company of men -anti omen returned via Henderson ville This is the third trip made to 'Chim ney Rock for this purpose by the Vita gTErph people. i Mr. T. B. Conner, who -suffered the Joss of his left "hand with Carr- Lnm W company a few weeks -ago -at Prs eah Forest, made a business trip to that, section this -week. Ediioj-iaU. "While Hendersonville has earnestly bored from year to year to popular hself as a resort for the thousands f visitors who annually -eome here, apd as a suitable place for commer cial and industrial enterprises, it is apparent that the city is not perfect aQd that some things have been left undone that should have been exe cuted. . . : of the city's greatest eeds seems at first thought only a very frivolous matter but upon mature de- eration the subject grows more Im portant. A visit to certain portions of v city esPeciaHy the back alleys and ther out-of-the-way places convinces us that for several reasons Henderson without delay should be provided B a garbage wagon.. The city recently purchased a much ieeded trash farm but in order for it - -e of the greatest -possible service i Is nerecsary-that the refuse of the S.ly ho Posited therein instead of be ' ? flowed to scatter all over t oTiiinity and endanger our health, na safety f-om fire for want of a con ement way of moving it Such a aeon could be furnished by the city w make -semi-weekly visits to the bus Garbage Wagon Needed i The following copy of a letter from Road Supervisor P. F. Patton to Com missioner of Labor M. L. Shipman. who offered his services on the road3 of Henderson county on November 5 and 6, copy of his letter being given on page 4 of this paper, is self-explanatory: -Mr. M. L. Shipman, Raleigh, N. C. Dear Sir: I am just in receipt of yours of the 28th offering your services on the pub lic roads for the 5th and 6th, the day which have been set apart by Govern or Craig as Good Roads days. I will be. pleased to have you put in the time on road designated by you in your letter. And will show your let ter en enthuse the people on this road in carrying out what the Governor ex pected to be done by setting aside these two days for Good Roads work. Yours truly, P. F. PATTON, Supervisor. Conference of Mis sissionery Workers The United Missionary conference will be held in Hendersonville on Thursday and Friday of this week, when a number of able men will participate in the program. ' . The program provides fo ra mass meeting for men and women on Thursday and Friday nights at 7:30 and a conference for men and women Friday morning at 10:30 and at 3:30 ir vhe afternoon. Among the speakers will-be: Prof. R, E. Gaines of Richmond col lege; Rev. A. L. Phillips, D. D., Rich mond, Va., general superintendent or. the Sunday school department of the Presbyterian board; Rev. S. R. Gam mon, D. D., missionary to Brazil : Rev. W. H. K. Pendleton, D. D., Spartan burg, S. C, rector of Episcopal church; L B. Padgett, Greensboro, secretary o! Layman's Missionary movement. At a recent meeting of a number of Hendersonville people $100 was pledg ed toward the expenses of the cam paign. The meeting will be held in the Presbyterian church. The people of this city have'manl- 1 tested considerable- interest . , in the movement, for which no collections will be taken, at the meetings in Hen dersonville. The following commit tees have been appointed: Executive Committee F. V. Hunter, Chairman; C. S. Fullbright, Treasur er; John T. Wilkins. T. L. Durham, T. W. Valentine. Committee on Arrangements J. R. Willson. Chairman: C. E. Brooks, S. B. McPheters, Prof, W. " H. Cale, M A. Fletcher, Mrs. F. S. Wetmur. Mrs. Michael 'Schenck, Mrs. J. A. Hatch, Mrs. L. R. Barnwell, Mrs. S. C. Cald well, Miss Claudie Sample, Mrs. C. S. Fullbright, Mrs. W. F. Case, Mrs. J. F. Brooks, Mrs. Bessie Egerton. Committee on Publicity John T. Wilkins, Chairman; C. S. Fullbright, T. W. Valentine, T. R. Barrows, J. R. Willson, H. C. Meyer, Gordon Garling ton. Committee on Finance T. L. Dur ham, Chairman; W. S. Miller, F. E. Durfee, W. P. Whit mire, D; S. Pace, R. C. Clarke, A. H. Hawkins, T. W. Valentine, J. O. Williams, J. Mack Rhodes. Committee on Statistics T. W. Val entine, Chairman; Dr. H. H. Carson, R. J. Alderman, W. F. Case, F. S. Thomas. Committee on Literary, Education nrd Extension C. S. Fullbright, 'Chairman; D. S. Pace, F. V." Hunter, F. D. Brown, Prof. W. H. Cale, Prof. W. S Shi tie," Dr. J. S. Brown, F. G. Stflwell. iness districts, .and to the residential sections when deemed necessary. Residents often have a box or barrel of trash that should be moved but they don't feel justified in paying half a dollar to have it taken to the garbage farm. The business men cannot af ford to hire a wagon to haul offy.half a dozen chicken heads, a dead rat or some fish v&al .every , day or so. For business reasons they prefer throwing It in the back alley or some other sel dom visited place rather than pay ex orbitant prices to have It removed. The city could at a reasonable cost provide facilities for the removal of such rubbish at regular intervals. Hendersonville will have to make this progressive step at an early date and when the sanitary committee of the Greater Hendersonville club, sub mits some proposed ordinances to the town council this week, the latter would be conferring a great favor on this city by adopting a measure to provide for a garbage wagon for the city "We believe that our officials are too wise to - the needs of Henderson ville to let this opportunity of preserv ing its health and contributing to its neatness and beauty pass without the proper attention. "I would like to see," said a well known business : 'an.. "the Groin e Hendersonville club change its name. I think 'Board of Trade would be far better. It takes less to explain itself. The club in my opinion, has already done' a great work. That Henderson ville simply MUST have a commercial organization without the saying, and the stronger that organization can ba made the better for evtry resident of this city. I suggest that the organi zation be known as the Board of Trade, first, and then that every busi ness man here take an active and per sonal interest in its affairs. "This is an age of keen competition and of wide publicity for municipali ties no less than for industrial and business flrm3. The industrial awakening of Hendersonville is not far off, if preesnt signs hold true. This city is not the only city in Western North Carolina in the resort business. There are one or two others, I believe Without an effective commercial or ganization how are the industrial and tourist interests of Hendersonville tu be advanced? Don't you know that EVERY city, without exception, that is growing industrially, or that is in creasing its resort business, "I believe Hendersonville some day will have an organization it will be proud of and the foundations for that organization were laid many years ago when old "Jim" Waldrop, now passed ! on, and a few other men used to meet regularly, rain or shine, once a week in the commissiners room in the court house. That Was the beginning of the Greater Hendersonville club which will become more and more a larger influence in the growth of the finest town in the South as time passes on. "Of course, much depends on the Continued on Last Page. JR'e are striving to improve the Ilust-iFr-DemocraL. Yonr interest are our interests for onr sticeesfepends to, a marked degree on the porsperity of oar readers. . We deem it nr duty to make every reasonably possible improvement in the paper and cater to the needs and wishes of a majority of our thousands of readers, but we must know what thej prefer before their wishes can be complied with. Vie contemplate mating ji number of changes in the paper within the next lew weeks. - It is our sincere .purpose to make it one of the best weekly pa pers in 'orth Carolina. Before mak ing Any changes, however, we hereby iiivite suggestions from , our readers as t hm we could improve this paper. We are not so conceited as to believe that none of our subscribers criticise the paper for one reason or another, for we know that It is impossible to please all, but in order to better please the dissatisfied, we hope that they as well as those who have been pleased with the paper, will frankly make any sfflf3gm .or .suggestion .that they think would improve the paper. If you think that a change In any of the ,000 for Fruitland Institute is a splendid Christian school, located six .miles from Hendersonville. It , has done and is doing ja noble work. It is growing. It needs and ought to Trave a new $10,09 administration building. Humanity demands it. Religion de mands It. Of the 410,000, the Home Mission Board has subscribed $5000. A citizen of Wilmington has subscrib PresbFtorians Meet .Statesville, Nov. 1. 32ie local Asso ciate Reformed Presbyterians are busy making preparations fox the enter tainment of the 250 to . 30 delegates expected here next weekito attend the meeting of the Associate Reformed Presfcryiterian Synod of the South, the highest court of the Church. The sessions, of the Synod will be held in jtHe First Associate Reformed church which will be the host ot the occasion, bwt the homes of Statesville will bevthrown open to the delegates. In preparation for the Synod the Church has !been refinisbe'd and con siderable improvements made on Use interior: : . ' The Synod is composed ' of eight Presbyteries with churches in Virgin ia. North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, ..Alabama, Tennessee, Missis sippi, and Arkansas, with a member ship of about. 17,000. About 250 dele gates, clerical and lay, from among this- number have already sent in Inviting Timely Suggestions - ' . - . V - ... , t . . ; $10 l For some time' Hendersonville has taken no small delight in boasting its advantages and its progress along, Commercial, industrial and other ma terial lines, at the same time saying f little about the spiritiual or religious advancement of this section. That silence along this line was not due to. Inactivity or lack of progress, is shown in the' report of the conditions of the First Baptist church of Henderson- i ille for a period of three years The services of last Sunday marked the third anniversary of the pastor ate of . Rev. K. W. Cawthon over this church and while the exercises were hot altogether of an anniversary na ture, Mr. Cawthon read statistics to show something of the satisfactory progress the church is making. . ) The report shows that the church, which was organized October 8, 1844, has a membership of 403 and that during the period of three years there was a gain of 209 members, 13o being by letter and 76 by baptism, there be ing only a loss of 48; making a net gain of 163 during this period. 1 The financial phase of the church report was gratifying, showing the total of money raised for all objects during the past three years to be $13, 1&6.99, the gifts for benevolence dur ing this time making an increase from $269.45 for the first year . to $957.4S for the past year. . The untiring, faithful activity of Pastor Cawthon is further shown by his having made more than 2,000 pas toral visits, performing 23 marriage ceremonies and officiating at fifteen funerals, conducting five special evan gelistic meetings and one week of missions and preaching more than 300 sermons. In 1911 approximately $10,000 was expended in remodeling and improv ing the church - building and parson- (Continued on Last Page.) policies or features of the paper would uuprove it, let us have a few lines fidBir'you on this-SubJeefc-Jf you think tnat ! the paper would be better Ij. carrying more agricultural, education al, religious, social, commercial, in dustrial, .political, .poultry, .or any other phase of news in general, than has been used in the past, please tell us. In order to convince our readers that we are in earnest in uniting sug gestions and improving the paper, we will gladly give any reader credit for a three months' subscribtion for any suggestion that he or she may make that we consider practicable. We would heartily appreciate a few lines li om any reader in regard to this mat ter within the next two weeks. Silence on the part of our readers on tiiis subject will be taken to mean that the paper fully meets with their approval. Will you take time to write us a sug gestion or eriticism? It will be ap preciated and will help ns to better satisfy you and possibly hundreds of other readers. . Respectfully, GORDON F. G ARLINGTON, Manager. NOAH M. HOLLO WELL, Editor. Fruitland Inst. ed $500. A citizen of Hendersonville .has subscribed $200. Several churches Lave subscribed definite sums. ,The remaining amountr ought to be given Ly Henderson county citizens ' easily and quickly. Hand or mail your sub scription to K. W. Cawthon, chairman, cr ID. S. Pace, treasurer. Act now. K. Tf. CAWTHON, . Ch'm. -Finance Committee. . . Main Street Fruit, Mr..W. A. Smith and his good friend Captain Toms are botlf apple growers. The captain has a 6,000 tree orchard. Mr. Smith lias a one-tree, orchard, right on Main street between his law office and his residence. The tree has not missed bearing in 20 years. There in the lawyer has it on the capitalist The fruit is very delicious, but the Captain says it's too . small and that if Bill Smith would spray his orchard he'd get better results. To refute this, Mr. Smith points to the tree's record and says he does not intend to climb a step ladder and spray a fruit orchard right on Main street within plain pur "ow. of the populace for Captain Toins or any one else. However, he does keep a jbushel basket full of the fruit Jul . the last room of his " office building hidden behind a desk antf they are certainly fine apples!. their names to the entertainment com mittee and have been assigned to homes, . ' , County Farm- Demonstrator E. L. Perkins has prepared a program of a number of appointments in the coun ty for the coming week, when he will talk with a numbe rof farmers at night meetings. Mr. Perkins reports that the farm ers of Henderson county are attending the meetings in gratifying numbers, and are manifesting considerable in terest in the work and the more mod ern methods of farming. At the meetings next week Mr. Per kins will discuss deep plowing, coyer crops, and the most rapid methods off improving the soil. Some acid tests will also be made. . The appointments for the week arb as "follows: Monday night, Big - Willow school house; 1 Tuesday night, Crab Creek school house, district No. 2; Wednes day night, Horse Shoe public school house; -Thursday night, PleasantHill school house"; Friday night, Yale school house. Superior Com t Next Week Superior court for the trial of civil cases will convene Monday for a ses sion of two weeks, the first week being the regular term and the second a special session. Forty cases have been arranged for the, calendar, principal among them being that against the local telephone company, which arose over the pro posed increase in rates. This case went before the State Corporation Commission about a year ago and since that time has been in the" courts. The calendar as arranged by the Henderson County Bar association follows: " MONDAY 10TH. " ....State, et al vs. Telephone Co. ... . .... Underwood vs. Underwood Hooper vs. Hooper . ........ Burnett vs. Burnett"........' .... ... . Russell vs. Russell ..... . . .' Sentell vs. Stepp ........ . Wilson vs. Love .......... Love vs. Wilson .......... ..... Wilson vs. Ward . . Micheal Bros, vs Pryor . . .. .. ...... Alien vs. tsurge .......... . . . . Case, et al, vs. Duncan, et all ... Cooper vs. Express Co. ...... TUESDAY 11TH. Clayton vs. Roberts, et al . .. . . Wood Working Co. vs, Edwards, et. al (This case put on Over Defts. protest.) Campbell vs. Oates ; .... Wilson Merc. Co. vs Lollis, .... .' Wilson Merc. Co. vs Case. .... . .... Dalton vs. Anderson ........ ...... Crook et al vs. Graves WEDNESDAY 12TH. ' ...... Deaton vs. Lumber Co. . . .... Stepp vs. Lyda .' . - By ers vs. Byera Kerns vs. Holbert Ewart vs. Ripley, et al . . . . .-. Byers vs. Byers.. .. ... THURSDAY 13TII. Haynes vs Hendersonville . Dixon vs. Guill . Cooper .ys. McCrary . . Bradley vs. Rigby-Morrow Co. . . ....... Moore vs. Rhodes, et al FRIDAY 14TH. Ray et al, vs. Nelson .. Kerns, et al, vs. Rollings,' et al .. ........ Jordan vs. Byers ........ Embler vs. Lumber Co. . . Staton vs. Lumber Co ......... Waldrop vs. Brookshire ...... Johnston vs. Burke. ........ 2TQNDAY 17TBT. 6." Tillett, Smith & Shipman, et al, Blue Ridge Interurban Ry- Co. vs. Staton & Rector, Merrimon & Schenck H-ville Light & Power Co. Dana Fair' Opens To-day With most favorable weather condi tions prevailing and a splendid line of exhibits of stock, agriculture, poultry, pantry supplies', household goods, etc., carefully arranged, the Blue Ridge fair opened at Dana Wednesday for a ses sion of three days. - Secretary Freeman states that a most attractive line of exhibits have been secured fn the various depart ments and that the prospects are good for the most successful , fair in the history of Henderson county. Exhibi tors will be at the fair with fine pro ducts from all sections of the county and reports are to the effect that there will be a good attendance on each day of the Fair, closing on' Fri day afternoon. A number of exhibits will be judged by men sent over the North Carolina for this purpose by the. State Depart-, ment of Agriculture. An expert poul try judge has been secured for the poultry department ' " ; The canned , goods in the commer cial department will be one of the In teresting .features of the fair as it is hoped to build up the canning indus try in this section of unlimited possi bilities.. -. :.. , : Considerable attention has been giv- At the morning services of the First -Baptist church last Sunday Pastor KL. V. Cawthon presented some interest ing statistics showing the condition of the Carolina Baptist association, which embraces the Baptist churches and Sunday schools of Henderson and part of Polk county. These statistic were compiled from, reports made at the annual meeting at Pleasant Hill church last month, and show what is considered to be a flourishing condi tion of the Baptist denomination in this section. Ttfe statistics follow: Number of church members 3,949; valuation of property, $63,500; seating capacity, 10,900; gain by baptism, 275;, gain . by letter, 230 ; loss by exclusion, 26; loss by death, 31; loss by church membership, 163 ; net gain, 342 ; con tribution for use at home, $9,155.93; Contribution for uses away from home, $2,378.61. Sunday Schools. .Enrollment of Sunday schools, 2,561; average attendance, 1,472; contribu tion for home expense, $665.98; for benevolence, $340.96. . " Town of Andrews Renounces Claim to Valuable Property. A consent Judgment has been filed in the United States District court in re the condemnation of certain lands belonging to the heirs-at-law or devi sees of W. C. Culberson of Girard, Pa., situated, in Clay county, for the pur poses of a hydro-electric plant for the use of the town of Andrews, says the Asheville Gazette News. By the terms of this . judgment, the town agrees not to continue in the proceed ings for the condemnation of the land, and acknowledges that it has required no right, claim, title or interest in the land by reason of the proceedings thus far pushed. This ends a litigation begun early last May which has aroused no little interest in this section. At that time the mayor and board of aldermen of Andrews decided that . the present power plant is ; insufficient fo rthe needs of the town and voted that the lands in question containing about, 110 acres and-situated on both sides of the Hiawassee river, were best adapted to these needs for a bigger plant. ' Negotiations were begun f or- the purchase of the property and later a jury: was ; appointed xo : nx- a price. This action brought the case into' the District court about a month ago, since which time no action taken in the matter has been announced until the filing of the judgment above men tioned. . . The point of most interest in the matter wa sthe belief that existed in the minds of a great many people to the effect that the power site was real ly desired for the generation of power fo rthe Hiawassee River railway,, a proposed electric line from Andrews to a point in Georgia, and not primari ly for the town of Andrews. THE CITY CLUB. : , ; Results o fits Efforts Will Prove Texy" Beneficial to This Community. Editor Western Carolina Democrat: Hendersonville will entertain two conventions next June the dentists and the druggists of North Carolina. This is a stride towards ."Lengthening the Season!" Hbtel people', after a careful calculation, assure me these two conventions mean an expenditure here of about $8,000. Surely 25 ;per cent of this amount, or $2,000 must in, net profit. The Greater Henderson ville club is solely responsible for se curing these two conventions. There by, it seems to me, the Greater Hen dersonville club has amply justified - its organization. , T. R. BARROWS, Secy. G. H. C. n. en to the subject of hardwoods gather ea from various sections of Henderson county. . One of the interesting free attrac ' tions of the fair will be the expert : horse riding exhibitions of Joe Martins who will give some thrilling perform ances. ' Among those in attendance will be a I representative delegation from Hen Idersonville to help swell the crowds i there from all sections of the county. ! 7 ; j AUTUMN AND "WINTER. boutbern Railway Issues Attractire Booklet on the Fall and Whiter Season of Western North Carolina. "Autumn and Winter in the Land of The Sky" is the title of a 22-page, at tractive - booklet just issued by the Southern Railway company.' This fine specimen oi typographical art is full of information and pictures pertaining to the most popular, resorts in Western North Carolina and- will doubtless be very effective in adver tising this i section as thousands of copies will be distributed by the South ern over Various parts of the country, calling attention - especially to the Autumn and Winter in this highly fa vored country. ' - - .'i'.j.;.;.; t-..! .' r. i'-' i; v v.