THURSDAY, NOYE2IBEK 6, 1913.
"WESTERN CAROLINA DEMOCRAT AND FRENCH BROAD HUSTLER
Flourishing Condition f Baptists.
(Continued from 1st Page.)
age. The excellent "arrangement of
the church was planned by Mr. Caw
thon, whose experience in. church
work has impressed him with the ne
cessity for better and more suitable
The report briefly outlined fallows:
Report covering period from Octo
ber 1, 1910, to October 1, 1311. .
" Net gain.... .. .. .. ..60
Contributions used at home
Benevolence ... .... ......
Gain by letter.. .
Gain by Baptism
Loss by letter."...
Loss by, death. .
D. Brown, Miss Mamie G. Briggs, Oa Changing Name of Greater Hen
John Beck, Mrs. H. S. Brown, Eliza-, dersosrille Club,
beth Brown,. Hampton Brown, Hugh j Continued from lt p 1 '
Total.. :.' .....$4173.10
Report covering period from Oct 1.
1911, to Oct. 1, 1912.
Gain by letter. . 35,.
Gain by Baptism. IS
Loss by letter... 9 '
Loss by death 3
Net gain. . ..-41
Contributions used at home
4.41. S A
capaoie 01 unaertaiung sucn a re
sponsibility then ; he has no business
in the position at all and a change Is
necessary. This is simply a business
proposition. His work is business-
K W. Cawthon, W. H. Cale, j ie worjt ana ne snouia De treated in
W. H. Cale, Helen Carmichael. 1 a Dusmess-njte maimer. :
- The secretary should have a bust'
ness education; he should be a good
mixer; he should be optimistic and not
I easily discouraged; he should be ac
jtive, energetic, pleasant? Above all
ho should be absolutely democratic in
.his dealings with, everyone.
"The collection of Jues is a problem
with all. commercial organizations.
Some few organizations still eliner to
the idea that it is the business of the j be given the best possible start in-life,
Secretary to collect these dues, to see physically, mentally, morally, and spir
the members of the organization in dually. These questions are to be an
person and to persuade and cajole swered in a series of authoritative
them into paying. Most of the sue- 'articles, the first of which appears in
cessful cities, .however, treat this sud- , the November number entitled "The
ject also in a Dusmess-iiKe manner, j Meaning of Motherhood" by Dr. S
it is tneir contention mat tne secre
Report covering period from Oct. 1
1912 to Oct. 1, 1913.
Gain by letter. ...50
Gain by Baptism 8
Loss by letter 17
Loss by death . . S
Net gain 38
Received since Oct. 1 21 1
Contributions .used at home $3487.60
Benevolence.. , 957.48
Total number . batpized 75
Total number received by letter. ..134
Total' gain .209
Total loss 43
Net gain..... : ...161
Present membership.. .. ... ....401
New members lost 21
Old members lost. .... 27
Members three years ago 218.
Grand total money raised for all
" objects $13,106.99.
Gifts to benevolence increased from
$69.45 to $957.48.
Work of Pastor.
Officiated at 15 funerals.
Performed 23 marriage ceremonies.
Made more than 2,000 pastoral
Preached more than 300, sermons.
Conducted five special evangelistic
meetings and one week of missions .
Names of new members received into
the First Baptist church from Oct 1,
1910 to Nov. 1, 1913 :
J. A. Alexander, Mrs. J. A. Alexan
der, Miss Lula Alexander, J. Edgar
Alexander, Elsie Corine Anderson, Mrs.
H. S. Anderson, E. M. Allison, Mrs. E.
M. Allison, A. R. Beddingfield, Mrs. A.
R. Beddingfield, F. D. Brown, Mrs. F.
TtP-nnett. Maeeie G. Bennett. Mrs. N
S. Brock, Mrs. Albert Beck, Jno. A.
Burckmyer, Mary Brooks, Helen
Brooks, Myrtle - Bennett, Mrs. J. T.
Brinkley, Farry Barber; J. C. Beck,
Mrs. J. C. Beck, Jemima Rymer, Jes
sie Bo wen, Otto Brookshire, Ernest
Beck. Gertrude Beck, K. W. Cawthon,
Richard Carmichael, David Carmich
ael, Esteele Condre, Mrs. Purney
Clayton, WHlie Carmichael, Lilian
Clouse, Mrs. ' C. T. Connor, Mrs. J.
Frank Cranford, John Dermid, Jim
'Dermid, ucy Dermid, LW. J. Davis,
Mrs, W. J. Davis, Delia Davis, L. M.
Dodamead, Mrs. L. M. Dodamead, Bur
ton Davis, Mrs. E. H. Davis, Louis
Durham, Rev. P. G. Elsom, Mrs. P. G.
Elsom, Floyd L. Elsom, Gordon McC
Elsom, Mary E. Elsom, Lawrence Em
bier, Paul Embler, W. E. Freeman,
Mrs. J. L. Forest, Mrs. Jho. Forest,
W. A. S. Furlow, J. A. Frazier, Mrs.
J. A. Frazier, Bertha Frazier, G. F.
Gallamore, Mrs. G. F. Gallamore,
Kathleen Garren, Hicks Garren, H. L.
Crainger, Mrs. Minnie Gilreath, Dan-
i 1 Hart, Maude Haymond, Mrs. Esth
er Hooper, Ola Howard, Frank How
ell, Grace Howard, A. L. Hudgins, E.
C Howard, C. C. Humphries, Mrs. C,
C Humphries, C. K. Hale, Mrs. C. K,
Hale, Howard Hall, Garland Jackson,
W. A. Keith, Mrs. F. B. King, Few
Lyda, Carrie Lyda, Lawson Lyda, Em
mett Lott, Bertie Lancaster, Brownie
Morris, Grace Morgan, Wilson Merrill,
Jos. McCrary, Mrs. Jos. McCrary,
Percha McCrary, Ernest McCray,
Marshall McCrary, J. A. Mcintosh,
Mrs. J. A. Mcintosh, J. B. Morris, Mrs.
J. B. Morris, Miss Martin, Mrs. Mae
Matthews, Rev. J. A. Mason, Mrs. S.
B Mace, May Morrow, Edgar' Nelson,
Mrs. E. R. Nixon. Jno. Orr. Emma
Orr, E. L. Osteen, Ollie Orr, Vada"B.
Orr, Margaret Orr, Elbert Pace, Rev.
R. N. Pratt, Mrs. R. N. Pratt, Jean
Louise Pratt, Mrs. A. C. Perry, Mrs.
Maggie Pence, Jno.v E. Rymer, Hazel
Russ, L. A. Reeves, S. S. Rozier, Mrs.
S, S. Rozier, Lizzie T, Rembert, Jno.
P. Rymer, Rose Sunofsky, Elizabeth
Sossaman, Syretha Sossaman, Donald
Staton, Harley Shipman, U. G. Staton,
Mrs. F. D: Stepp, Carl Shipman, J. E.
Shipman, Mrs. J. E. Shipman, Mrs.
Jas. Stepp, Mrs. A. C. Taylor, Delia
Taylor, Miss Bessie O. Veal, G. H.
Walker, Miss S. N. Weimots, Mrs.
Mamie E. Wise. Jack Wise, P. C.
Walker, Mrs. P. C. Walker, Jeannette
Walker, W. P. Whitmire, Mrs. W. P.
Whltmire, Mrs. J. G. Sossaman. Miss
Georgette Pardue, Grover Jones.
The "Better Babies" Campaign. .
The Woman's Home Companion, var-
Ties on its campaign ior ueuer
secretary. If he, is .an individual in- 1 Babies" in the November number. ! No
wod era movement has taken. such firm
hold on American mothers as the
movement for "Better Babies." - "Bet
ter Babies" contests in forty states
have been given with the Companion's
co-operation in the way of cash prizes,
medals, certificates r of award, and,
most Important ' of all, the "Better
Babies" standard score card and other
literature prepared for and furnished
by the Companion.
As a direct result of these contests,
there has arisen a deluge of questions
from mothers as to how children can
tary is paid too high a price to. make
of him a bill collector and the mem
bers should be required to pay their
dues without solicitation, excepting
of course a notice regularly mailed"
from the office of the secretary. 'Last
year, I understand, the Ashevilla
Board of" Trade, a thoroughly effec
tive organization to which Asheville
owes its present remarkable prosper
ity, collected about $10,000 in mem
bership fees. Of this amount $9,300
came to the secretary's office through
the mails. The balance was collected
by a paid collector. The secretary
should be spending the time necessary
for the collection of dues 1 in other
work publicity and development, for
instance. Finally, in my opinion the
secretary must have the co-operation
and the sympathy of every citizen in
the community. The former means
his success and the lattermeans more
energy and greater activity on his
Grit That Would Not Down.
The American Magazine has been'of
f ering prizes for the best letters en
titled "What ; I Am Most Thankful
For," and in the November number
publishes the three prize winning con
tributions. The following letter won
first prize: .'.: .
"Of all the blessings which I can
count as belonging, to me this year
and for which I am thankful, I ara
most thankful that I have not lost
my grit. '-:-a.;; y ; - ' "v:. ' -
. "Eleven years o'f time and strength
and everything we had have gone into
the making of our 1160-acre homestead
here in North Dakota; and yet; today,
it we sold everything we possessed we
could just about pay our debts.
"A long series-of crop failures from
drought and hail, and a much and well
advised venture of buying a tracjtion
engine whichthen did not work, and
wgts eventually (but too late for our
good) replaced by the company with a
new one, have eaten up all we have
been able to make. " ,
"It has been most discouraging, and
the past year has been one of exceed
ing and unceasing worry "and work of
DR. PRATT SELECTS MARi0j.
Recommends Route by Marion a p.
ible One From-Charlotte tn
Dr, Joseph Hyde Pratt, state geolft
gist and president of the Sout h J
Appalachian Good Roads associa
has approved the route by way of ? '
non for the Asheville-Charlotte hS"
wav. accord in r tn o u,gn-
J.:.' . "f. " maae Duhn
from him to Mayor Charles A iS
Of Charlotte: Wo h
- r Vj A J . ." I I I J
the mncf faociVtin
war: and fhat- 4 ia 1, 1 , lSfl
link for thia possible
" """-iiuu ail LUe Control
highway that is to extend from 7?
mountains jto the sea. . ne
Mayor, Bland was on the proffram
for a report of the development oft?
Asheville-Charlotte highway at t?e
meeting of the Southern Appalach a!
association here last week but was it
able to be present. He sent his t!'
port to Dr. Pratt after the adjourn
ment of the convention, and in thi
report ; he recommended the Marion
route against that through HickZ
1 Josephine Baker, Director of Child mind and body; for both my husband proved this recommendation.
iiu myaviL. t A larp-A nnrt nf ho
0 z Wi w iUL3 11 urn char
Dave Noland may not be the fan
ciest law maker in the state; but when
It comes to brininsr honor to his coun
ty in the matter of a farm exhibit he's
there with the goods. Laying aside all
little argumentative differences, our
hat goes up in the aid and we shout,
"Hurrah for Dave!" Waynesville Enterprise.
Quite a little talk has been occa
sioned by the fact that the school
committee has had to buy two stove
to heat the school rooms down stairs
In the, graded school building, when
considerable money was spent in put
ting in a hot air furnace and plafft
when the building was built. It
seems that the furnace, after three or
four years wear, is so hopelessly
worn out that it will cost more to re
pair or to replace It than the commit
tee can afford. The same state ap
plied when the committee built the
two unsightly out houses, $267.00 had
been previously spent in building cesa
pool and repairing toilets and drainage
but the committee state that they can
not now be used on account of faulty
construction. The water sun seeps j
into the cellar from the hill above and
doesn't drain out.
Hygiene, Department of Health, New
York City. On the question of prepa
ration for motherhood, Doctor Baker
says In part: . -
"When everything has been found to
be normal, or the best possibleefforts
have been made to make it so, the next
most important duty is that of a calm
mind, cheerfulness, and a firm faith in
the. great joy . to come. Doctor Osier,
the famous physician, ha ssaid that the
master word in medicine is 'equanimi
ty' He might have gone further and
called it the master word for all of
life's conduct, for never are equanimi
ty "and even judgment needed more
than when a woman must consider that
her mental attitude affects not only
herself. but another life, for the time
wholly hers, to protect and guard.
"Gossip of dire foreboding and old
wives' tales shpuld never be listened
to. Nine tenths of the stories of seri
ous results are pure fiction, with no
real basis of fact, however authentic
they may seem or how' well supported
they are by details. Science, has dis
pioved utterly the theory of, marks
and disfigurement appearing on the
baby as the result of sudden frights
or horrifying experiences of the moth
er, but allowing the mind to dwell
upon such stories may mean a lowered
vitality on the part of the mother
owing to the mental worry, and, con
sequently, a lowered vitality and a dis
turbed nervous system for the baby."
i Big Timber DeaL
Last week the Lenoir Lumber com
pany sold 2,600 acres of fine timber
l.mds in Wautauga near Shulls Mills
to the Whiting Lumber company, of
Asheville, the price paid being $72,500.
This boundary of timber is consider
ed the most valuable in Western North
Carolina and the deal has attracted
wide attention. Lenoir Topic.
"Through it all I have been most
thankful that I was able to keep my
courage and help my husband keep his,
as he bore the worst of the burden, be
ing the provider and the one who had
to meet and stave off creditors.
"Now. when we are practically as
sured of time (which is what we most
need) to retrieve ourselves, we can
stop and take -stock.
"Against these advertisers we can
say that for eleven years we have lived
decently, not lacking either food or
clothing which wa snecessary.
"We have been bringing up three
children in good and healthy condi
tions, and we have had enough simple
pleasures to keep us well and happy
In spite of our troubles.
"We have had sickness an daccidents
but none were fatal.
"When things were at their worst
all I had grit enough for was to say
that we are young enough and strong
onugh to start in over again and make
a success yet; because I will not doubt
our ultimately succeeding.
"I would keep saying to myself, We
might be much worse off.' 'We might
not have enough to eat or to wear or a
good home,' or, most of all, we might
have lost hope, under our mountain of
debt, as "many do, and lapsed into a
listness, ambitionless life with nothing
ahead for ourselves or children; so 1
am most thankful that our grit has
carried us through and has given us
doggedness and perseverance enough
to carry u sthrouh whatever more may
w -a-aiieviiie. aDDroved by Dr
Pratt,, has already been built Th
road from Charlotte to Green Hill Siy
miles' north of Rutherfordton, has
completed. The remaining link in
Rutherford county to Otter creek win
be completed by early spring. The
distance from Otter creek to Marion
in McDowell county, is 14 miles and
half of this has been graded. , Work on
the finishing of the road will be begun
within a . short time, it is understood
The McDowell county people are also
making a strong effort to complete
the road through from Marion to Lit
From Little Switzerland, th
will follow the route of the Crest of
the Blue Ridsrp hie-h
o- -d " -J f n mv-u lias
already been surveyed to Asheville
and will likely be -completed before so
very long. This is one of the best
scenic routes to be found anywhere in
the country, and this was one of the
reasons for the route being recom
mended by Mayor Bland and approved
by Dr. Pratt
Dr. Guy E. Dixon says ne was out to
Green River the other day and heard
a preacher ask a little girl if she had
ever been baotized.
"Oh. yes. I've been baptised,' said
the little maid, "here's the scar right
on my arm!"
Dillsboro and Sylva.
Dear Brother Blair: I suppose I
had better let the people know that
we are still, living up here in the
mountains and making some progress.
We have built a new church at Balsam,
one that would do credit to a much
larger place than Balsam. We have
just held a meeting at Sylva. Bro. J.
J. Barker did the preaching and did it
well. I think there was much good
accomplished, though there was but
three or four conversions. We hadto
contend with two fairs and court dur
ing the meeting. The people of Sylva
pounded us during the first of the year
and Dillsboro has recently poundetV
us. May God reward them fo rthis
kindness. W. O. DAVIS, P. C.
s r s
Buy Now and get the Pick While
" Pickings "
Ladies Coats and
We received this week 300 coats and
suits. This lot o f coats and suits are
models and cample siiits bought direct
from the manufacturers and will be
sold at half the original price.
Men's $10 rain coats. $5.
Women's $5 rain coats, $3.
Women's $5 rani coats, $3.
Children's $3 rain capes $1.50.
Boys' Rubber boots $1.50,
Boy's Suits and
Several hundred boys' suits and over
coats arrived this week. Look for the
brand "The Wooley Boy" siitt or over
coat Free, with eevry boys' suit, a
fine pocket knife.
Ladies' Sample Shoes. 500 pairs of
choice of this lot $1.00 the pair.
Men's Sample Shoes, heavy winter
weight, solid oak soles, $1.50 the pair.
One big lot' of Brogans $1.00 the pair.
In this lot we have several hundred
children's shoes at half price.
Sample Hats and
SeVferai hundred of the newest and
latest hats and caps now for sale at
half price. - One lot of John B. Stetson
hats $3.50 and $4.00 kind, choice of
Men's Suits and
Hart, Shaffner & Marx make.
We received this week several hun
dred suits and overcoats that will be
sold at half the original price. Every
garment guaranteed. y
to be as represented or money re-funded.
Trunks and Suit
The largest and best selected stock in
this - part of the country.
$1 yd dress goods at 50 yard.
50c yard dress goods at 25c yard.
25c yard dress goods at 15c yard.
' . . .
Ask to see our all wool blankets full
size, $3.75. Best and largest cotton
Blankets on the market for $1 a pair.
Best full size comfort and quilt $1.
'Boys' $2.50 pants $1.50c.
Boys' $1.00 pants, 50c.
Boys 50c pants, 25c.
$1 watches 75c.
$2 wagon umbrella, 50c.
Buttons 50c, a dozen, now 5c.
Ladies Belts 25c kind, 10c.
Men's 50c silk handkerchiefs 15c.
Men's 50c silk ties, 25c.
Men's 25c silk ties, 10c. .
Men's and boys' $1.00 shirts 56e.
Men's and boys' 50c shirts, 25c.
Chewing tobacco, half price.
School tablets and pancils a 5 cent
tablet and a 5 cent pencil, both for 5c.
Men's 10c socks, 5 cents.
Ladies 10c hose 5 cents.
.'Scissors, $1.00 kind, 50c. 4
Scissors, 50c kind,i25c.
Pocket knives, half price.
25c Police suspenders 15c. .
I own and operate several stores in North Corolina,
Soiith Carolina, and Florida that gives Jme a buying
power that no one store merchant can enjoy.
These goods can be had at the same prices at two of
our near by stores at Hendersonville. and Brevard.
Teach your dollars to have good sense. Meet me at
I He Cuts the Price
J Sells the Goods
Br evard, N. C.
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