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c .iiillL(5iv and French Broad Hustler SERIES VOL 1, NO. 46 TflIS WEEK : ENCOURAGE EARLY HOLIDAY 8110 TPING BY EARLY ADVERTISING; rSl D NEWS OF 10TI1 MICHAEL SCHENCK SUCCEEDS A. HALL JOHNSTON, RESIGNED coxE IiLUfc . GROCERY CO. KEY. A. X. STANFORD CLOSING V BREVARD DEPOT BURNS: BIG j BLUE RIB4JR FAIR AT DANA -v 1 0 C. SESSIONAL DISTRICT. WILi, MOVE TO ASHEYILLE SECOND YEARS' PASTORATE LOSS OF GOODS IN DEPOT. , -'r. WAS SUCCESSFUL EYEXT. the Latest Important Hap- j ReceiTed Appointment as Solicitor of Growth in Business and Desire to Eu large Operations Make Change Necessary. ' . -' A Friends Uncertain as . to His Return to 1 "Hendersonville' Church After ' : - Coming Conference. - Fire of Unknown Origin at 3 O'cloek of Thirteen Surround ing Counties. Destroys Hundreds of Dollars Worth of Property. ... NEW a the history of the village, j as there Deen such an en- ( Never jossibly. thusiasTi' t the V revival as is now going on oaverville Methodist church. Almost t-vorv resident of the town, re denomination, is taking ! i j ictive pai r- About 150, young and old, yve converted, and there is pro lably no more than half a dozea jchool bos who have not made con fessions of faith. Ia U. S. District court, Judge Ja&. I Boyd held S. C. Gentry, a member oiihe petit jury from Cnerokee county, to be in contempt of court for appear !r in tlio court room i nan intoxicat- ing condition and fined him $10, besides i fctissiiig him from further jury ser- r.ce at this term of court. The sixty-ninth annual convention of the North Carolina Christian Mission- arv Society adjourned Thursday at j Asheville after adopting resolutions avoring the reading of the Bib iw the public schools of this state. The final session was given over to the preachers, who in an iofnrmal man-j i iL. i.I A. 2 1 the ministers. They will meet in j Greenville next year. I That the lower court erred in not j permitting the case to be tried in the fcate court wa sthe gist of the opinion j s3 Federal Judge Connor which re t. ed the district court at Asheville in Ters the S30,U"U damage suit of D. L. BucU- iiian, administrator or mcnara uucn- inan, against the W. M. Ritter Lumber company and Joe Efiier, engineer on a teter train operated by this com pany, iiu:- opinion was nanaea aown on the opening aay dv tne eaerai circuit court of appeals. The case is Branded to the Superior court ot Caldwell county fo rtrial. 3v consent of the attorneys interest- ibd the court, a verdict of-no piltr was ordered taken in the case r iert FCarr, a former Southernl fcess messenger, indicted by tbff fcarv (1513) term of the Buncombe cr-Ltv srand jury, charged with em fc ement of several hundred dollar ' of tie express company's funds while tie car of which he was in charge was ffl route from Biltmore to Asheville. At a former trial of the defendant, Csrr, the jury failed to agree and a mistrial resulted. Court atendants of the U. S. Dis trict court at Asheville witnessed at Qicsual sight when Claud Thomas, ai n.rV, 1 il 1 T . 1 v;piiau less man j. icars ui age, i faced trial charged with conducting an illicit distillery. Without relatives o? friends upon whom he could depen.i j Iien in trouble, the youngster report- I d to the court that he had not been ?hle to mnloy an attorney and witti i8 body shaken by sobs, the boy ad- K:'ted that be was guilty of the charge hich had been preferred against him. was sentenced to a term of .18 Conhs at The National Training school h the District of Columbia. Abort the most important work flone by the Rutherford commissioners their meetings last week was th taming over of all road matters to the finely appointed road commission: "tfefsrs. John Washburn. Jason M,-- Tho H. Vanderford of Salisbury has succeeded Revenue Agent R. B Sams of Asheville, who will be trans ltrrea to another district. Headquar- ers nrobablv be moved from Ashernv. -to Salisburv. The condition of Solicitor Felix E. vno was recently taken from amesiiie to an Asheville hosDital l cr an operation for appendicitis, is ! reported as much imnroved. A onthrn State Bank at Asheville wit!. aa aphorized capital stock of $100,000 0 business with '$25,000 sub- " 1 'j iiianjs lug diaiu ko-u'. Ia Asheville. TbP Porcl of Commissioners of wierckee county on last Monday des 'Rnated W. p. Walker, Dn H. N. Wells anJ X". W. Abernathv as their renr- ntat i?es for purpose of appointing j ay. on hehalf of Valleytown nShiT). J. B. Mencpr 5am RrlRtnS u Herbert were designated, in 8Ur'lar C:arjacitv hv the r.nmmiinn. rs of Clay county.Aidrews Sun 18th District and Judge Justice Administers v0atli of Office. It is now Solicitor Michael Schenck of the Eighteenth Judicial district Mr. Schenck received notive of hi3 appointment as solicitor of the Eigh teenth district by Governor Craig in Asheville Friday. The commission v as made out in Raleigh and received by lr. Schenck Saturday. The oath or ofice was administered by Judge M. H. ! Justice at Mr. Schenck's residence in the presence of half dozen or more oi his closest friends Monday afternoon. The appointment of a solicitor was made necessary by the resignation of Solicitor A.. Hall Johnston of Marion effective the first of November. "While there were no "fighting" can didates for the office it is known tht there were a number of "receptive" ones and the friends of Mr. Schenck ar? congratulating him upon the recog- nition received at the hands of tha governor. The district is composed of the coun- ties of Henderson, Transylvania, Polk, Rutherford, McDowell and Yancey, giving eighteen weeks of court to be attended by Solicitor Schenck. Cl.k.1. . 1 n T in coin county and reared in Greensboro having received his education in the public schools, Oak Ridge institute and "graduating from the State University in '. 1897, completing a course in law there under. Judge J. O. McRae in 1903, when he was admitted to the bar. He practiced his profession in Greensboro for one and a half years after which ho came to Hendersonville and was asso ciated with Attorney W. A. Smith for lour years. He was elected mayor of Hendersonville in 1907 after a resi dence of about two years in this city, being the first mayor ever lected her oa a straight democratic ticket. Mr. Schenck opened a law office to him himself in March 1911, since when , .- .J- J x stands higTi:fnile legal :profe.ssion or Western NoftV Carolina and is promi- nent in legal and political circles. He hasa growing clientage, and" is believ-( ed by those who know him to be eml- nently fitted for the office to which he . has been appointed. He is the son or Ji.dge. David Schenck. deceased, of Greensboro and a nephew of Major General Stephen D. Ramseur, confed erate, who had the distinction -of be ing the youngest major-general in the war between the States and who was killed in the battle at Cedar creek. Mr. Schenck was a formidable can-AiAn- tr, the inrliVial convention it uiuaic iiA .j.vx j"" threA Tear saso. He married Miss Rose Few. daughter 1 of Dr. C. Few of Hendersonville a fe v years ago. ' TO PAYE FIFTH AYENUE. Town Council Acts on Paving and Maintain? City Streets. 1' At the regular meeting of the town council last Thursday night, the pet ition from the property owners on Fifth avenue, asking for the pavins ot this street from Main street to the city limits, was again presented and the board voted to grant the petition. It was signed by the majority of the property owners on the street, but was referred to the street committee for verification, and will he reported qtx two weeks hence. It is estimated that the street will cost several thousand dollars, as the work will cover a distance of about one mile. This will be the first street ' ... xi P llf n In of the city, with tne excepuui and Seventh, having a surfacing ana coubtless will serve as the opening 'werfs - e for better streets throughout the citr. A petition from residents on the east side of Crab Creek street asking for tho opening and upkeep of White, Jones and Yarborough streets, was presented and referred to the street committee to report at the next regu lar meeting:. . The paper set out that these streets were used to a considerablee extent but had not been maintained by tha city. They touch the property of J. j -flr. F. Edwards of this city.. This deal A. Rusher, Dr. W. R. Kirk and John j was consummated Monday, the2consid L. Orr. eration not being made known. ' Mr; The commissioners had a little bus- , Edwards states that he will tmmedi iness to attend to privately-and( went j ately begin putting his newly acquired into executive session. ' farm into a high state of cultivation. In order to avail themselves of bet- . ter transportation facilities and wider j territory in which to enlarge k their ' business, the Blue Ridge Grocery com pany and the Blue Ridge, Fruit and Produce company of Hendersonville will move their .headquarters to Ashe- ville ometiine during the early part of' the coming year. - The ' Westall building on .Depot;st., at Asheville has been leased for tlv-3 business of the wholesale house, the structure containing five floors, in eluding the basement. The business will be increased to double the present capacity and will carry a stock of goods valued at $50, 000 for wholesale distribution.. The company is composed of the following persons, who . with their families wijl make their residence in Asheville: John T.- Wilkins,, manager and treasurer ; Charles P. Hayes, pres ident; Cs.C. Humphries, vice president and secretary. . - Mr. Hays, of Kentucky, and Mr. WTilkins, of Cowpens, S. C, have been with the firm since its organization six years ago. When it was known a3 the Calhoun-Wilkins Wholesale Gro cery company, A. W. Calhoun, having severed his connection with the com pany about two years ago, at which time Mr. Humphries became associat ed therewith. With reference to moving the busi ness to Asheville, Mr. Wilkins, when seen by a representative of the Hustler-Democrat, stated that the change had hot been made necessary by reas on of a lack of business in Henderson ville. but that to the contrary the bus iness had been most satisfactory ana had grown to such proportions that the company felt Justified in enlarg ing it, but in doing so felt that it 4 would be mQrejpjrofitable to move 1- Arheville where it would"have better rHstrihnflne- rfa(fmo r- -all? - -J : V " w. y. u , uuu . expressed keen regret on leaving Hendersonvilje as he had learned to nive me pitice utfiier iiuiu year ij ear- It is highly probable. Mr. Wilkins ! saia. tnat a Drancn omce win ne es tablished in Hendersonville, this bein a matter as yel not fully decided upon j Announcement that T. M. McCu)- lough will be the traveling represent ative of the wholesale company in this territory with headquarters in Hendersonville, is .made by Mr. Wilk- ! Ins. ' The members of .the Blue . Ridge Wholesale Grocery company have en- deared themselves to a host of friends in and around Hendersonville who will regret their departure, but who will be pleased to know that increas ing business will justify them in do ing so. The transfer of the stock will begin during the early part of the year and it is hoped to have headquarters per manently established in Asheville by March. TO TALK ON TUBERCULOSIS. Dr. Kirk to Read Paper Before South ern Medical Society. Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Kirk leave Hen dersonville next Monday for a visit of ten days in LJuisville, Owensburg, Lex ington and other points in Kenturck7; their former home. ' Dr. Kirk will altend the Southern Medical society to be held in Lexing ton and will address the distinguished body of physicians from various part3 of the country on the subject of "Some Phases 'of the Tuberculosis Problem." This is the second largest medical society in the United States and the friends of Dr. Kirk will be interested in knowing that he will address the meeting on a subject of such wide im portance and. one to which, he has 1 given years of painstaking study. BUYS LARGE FARM. A. T. Kimsey, of Horse Shoe, has soid his valuable. farm of 130 acres to TT Tfle twenty-fourth session of the Western North Carolina conference or the Methodist Episcopal church, South, to be held in Charlotte during this month will end the second year's work oi Rev, A. L. Stanford as pastor of the Hendersonville Methodist church. Mr Stanford will! not be affected by the time limit" of four years and hla niany. friends in HeQderson ville are in terested as to what disposition will be made In the matter of a pastor for this church. - ' , During his two years here Mr. Stan ford has brought about considerable improvement in the2 way ' of a churcn, Juildingt Biade numerous additions to its' membership, and performed many other services in his pastoral capacity iiq . addition to making numerous f i iends who would regret to- see him leave Hendersonville., " The appointments furnish the chief interest in the conference and although it is true that the "timevlimit" of four years will affect only fifteen preachers In this conference this year, only one of these being a presiding-elder, it ia not to be supposed" that only fifteen changes in the appointments will be made. No' preacher in the Methodist Episcopal church, south, is appointed to any charge for longer than one year at a time and morel changes" occur in the appointments at the, close of the first, -second and third years, for vari ous reasons, than occur: as the result ol-the "time limit''"aIone. Also, it oc curs not infrequently that the necessi ty for the removal of one preacher from an appointment renders it neces sary for a dozen or even a score of others to be moved. ! $10,000 FOR FRUIT! AND INSTITUT4 BEING RAISED iCf 'An wiin rriv't roioTi ey to-da I gooa asK-tne question, wnere can my mcney ao tne most gooar wnere can. your money do more good than at Frultland Institute? These mountain boys and girls are given the splendid advantage of Christian influence and a g00d education. Fruitland needs a new administra- i tion buildmg. Humanity demands it. Religion demands it Act now. either as individuals or as churches. Send or hand your sub scription to K. W. Cawthoh. chairman or D. S.'Pace, treasurer. K. W. CAWTHON. Chairman Finance Committee. - HENDERSON COUNTY ROADS. National Road "Magazine Carries Story and Cuts of Local Roads. The current issue of Better Roads, published in Jamestown, O., carries one and one-half pages of road neT3 from Henderson county. The article, which was contributed by Secretary N. Buckner of the Asheville Board of Trade, contalns.two large pictures, one Bhowing a number of road workers battling against mud between Hender sonvile and Bat Cave and the other a picture of the barbecue dinner about :o be hidden by the hungry road worV ers. Considerable space is given to the co-operative methods of road work ing in this section. HOGS AND MOLASSES. J. H. Lamb of DTorace is Raising Mo lasses and. Selling Pigs. J. H. Lamb, one of the leading far mers of Horace, who was in-the city Saturday, has justv finished . making molasses, having produced 60 gallons. Ho reports that cane turned out well this year and that his neighbor, Jim M; Marshall made 100 gallons Mr. Lamb is devoting considerable attention to the growing o hogs and f sells from 40 to 60 head each year, i In this issue he is advertising for sale' j twenty Poland China and Berkshire Pigs. WILLSON TO BUILD BUNGALOW. J. R. Wilson has begun the the erec tion of a handsome bungalow on Car son street This Is one of the many houses built by Mr. Wilson during the past few years." . Fire of an unknown origin destroy ed the passenger, freignt and express offices of tne southern Railway com pany at Brevard about 3 o'clock Wed nesday morning of 'this week, entail ing a' loss, of several thousand dollars in undelivered- express, freight, and other valuables. i - " 'The . volunteer fire - company man aged to save, a number offreignt cars and adjoining buildings from de struction. . ' J" It is understood that the freight sta tion was full of goods and' that the : loss wil amount to several thousand dollars. Ml G. M Glaze ner, -who has a large store in Brevard in addition to the one at Hen dersonville and other southern points, suffered the loss of several hundrei dollars worth of autumn and holiday goods, among them being some nice suits on which he "cuts the price" and 1.500 pounds of sugar. SCHOOLS DID GOOD WORK. Public Schools Busy Last Thursday, "Work Day" Three Libraries Placed. Reports received by Superintendent W. S. Shitle of ' the Henderson county schools are to the effect that consid erable improvements were made on some of the public school property or the county. on last Thursday, set apart by State Superintendent .J. Y. Joynor ' as "work day." ' School grounds in a number of in stances were cleared of papers. and other hubbish; small trees v were planted, and the walkways repaired. Superintendent Shitle announces that a box supper will be held at tha Ficker school house next Saturday night " "; v; Through the support received at box "suppers and other forms of entertain ment ' recen tiyj gi 'vets; sufBelenltarieyl ha? been raised to install three libra ries. Before one can be placed the school or community must raise $10, then the county boar dof education an dthe State will give $10 each. These libraries go to Green River districts No. 1 and 4; Crab Creek district No. 2. MR. SHIPMAN TO AYERY COUNTY" Goes- to Investigate Accident in Mine .Where Man Was Killed. Commissioner of Labor and Print ing M. L. Shipman, who spent Wed nesday and Thursday of last week in Henderson county working the, public roads in accordance with the govern oi's proclamation, left Raleigh Mon day for Cranberry in Avery county to investigate an accident in the Cran berry Furnace company, an iron mine, in which one man was killed and an other probably fatally hurt The report states that on last Fri day, November 7, while Aaron Buch anan and Stokes Wilson, both white, were tamping powder in a hole pre paratory, to blasting, in some way th' powder exploded, blowing out both eyes and taking off both the arms to the elbows of Buchanan, who died an hour later, and breaking the left, thigh and right arm of Wilson and otherwise injuring him. Wilson was blown down a slope one hundred feet and is not expected to live. . MISS OLDHAM ENTERTAINS. Miss Sallie Pickett Oldham of Wil mington gave a recital at the High school Monday night for the benefit of the literary society. She rendered a number of ' choice selections to suit the occasion, but the promoters of the entertainment were very bitterly dis appointed over the failure of the peo ple of the city tor attend as theenter tainment was given in- behalf of a worthy cause. The society members feel that they are not receiving the encouragement to which they are en titled. Sheriff Picklesimer of Transylvania county was in town Wednesday. . m; Mr. John C. War dof Zirconia was in town Wednesday. . Miss Annie Johnson leaves today for a visit of several weeks to her sister, Mrs. Emma Faulkner, at Spar tanburg. '.'.. Exhibition Was Featured by God Attendance and Large Tariety of Splendid Exhibits. The Blue Ridge Fair at Daan last week 'was the most successful one ia the history of the fair association, there being a good attendance and s ' fine variety of pantry supplies, farm exhibits, household goods, stock, poul try, hard woods, etc on exhibition. t The fair was considered a great" success by the promoters an da large number of handsome prizes were woa ' by the exhibitors of the choicest pro ducts. A complete report of the fair with i list of the prize winners will be giv en In next week's issue of the Hust-ler-Democrat . ATTEND THE FAIR. Dr. Lowe and CoL Wood Attend Dana Fair and Judge Exhibits. .. Dr. C. D. Lowe, of Morrlstown Tenn., assistant live stock agent of tbe Southern railway, was in Henderson ville last -week en route to , the Dana fair, where he judged the live stock on exhibition. Dr. Lowe makes visits to this section every few weeks in the interest of th cattle industry and reports that the help in his department will be greatly increased within the next few months. In company with Dr. Lowe was CoL T. Gilbert Wood, of Asheville, agent of the land and industrial department -of the Southern. Colonel Wood was h search . of Information regarding Captain' Tom's ginseng and other oper ations in Hendersonville, which he ia preparing to be incorporated in litera ture to be prepared by the . Southern covering certain phases of work in thia section. . ; " POULTRY SHOW PREPARING . BIG PREMIUMS FOR BIRDS Prospects Bright for Biggest ShoTT ia Valuable Prizes Offered. The Henderson County Poultry. Show association is making extensive -preparations for. the biggest show of . birds in the history of this county. The premium list is now being pre pared and will carry a list of pre miums doubling the value of the prizes of the two previous shows. The association is calling attention to the fact that birds from surround ing towns and counties are solicited for the show and that handsome prizes l?icluding $33 in gold will be given in' the various poultry classes. The committee of the association having in charge the work of arrang ing the premiums reports most grati fying progress in the solicitation of cash and-o'thcr priss to be donated as premiums as in nearly all cases their requests have been readily com plied with. They ae as yet in a re ceptive mood for any thing of value that anyone would feel disposed to give to ihe cause. A complete list of articles and values contributed for this work will be given in the next issue of this pa per. 1 . ' T HENDERSON COUNTY ROAD WORK Commissioner Shipman Among Those Who Handled Pick and Shovel. As a result of the good roads days, set apart by Governor Craig for Toad improvment in North Carolina, materi al repair work was done in various sections and t housands . of dollars worth of work put in on the public highways. Governor Craig served time on the Buncombe county roads and Commis sioner of Labor and Printing Shipmaa gave two days' work on the Willow Creek road near Bowman's BIm"L where he worked in boyhood after 'at taining road age. The muscular work went hard with him as It was nothing to be compared with the fatigue of office duties. "I hated to show a white feather," he te etered, "but 111 tell you that road work, got next to me." Howeyer, he said that he greatly enjoyed rubbing elbows with his boyhood comrades. The road working forces' of Hendeit rso county were not thoroughly or- ern'ed, but considerable work was done in various sections. -; f. i