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i t : 'Western Carolina Democrat v Freach Bread Hustler . -v - Mutual Printing Go, Publisiiei. s Gordon F. Garlington, Manager. ; Jfoah M. HoIIowell, Editor. 'Y-, ' A - '.-"'.v' v'- r " Hendersonville, North Carolina Entered as - second-class matter laa. 8, 1912. at. the postofflce at Hen 'r:;'"TLrtonvile, North Carolina, under the ' , Ut of March 3, 1879. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: One Year, in advance ....... . . . . 1.00 Six Months, in advance. .......... -.50 All P. O. money orders or checks ibould be made payable to The Mutual Printing Company. Any matter offered for - publication that is not classified as news, giving notice or appealing, or project where an. admittance or other fee is charged Is advertising and will be accepted at 8 cents per line.: The same applies to cards of thanks, obituary notices, po litical announcements and the like. j Henrj- A. Page a brother of Con gressman Page of the Seventh Dis trict, has preferred some sort " of charges against Solicitor Hammer, whom Senator Overman has endorsed fcr United States Attorney for - the western district of North Carolina. Mr. ; Page says, along with some other things, that Mr. Hammer is incapa ble. We are not a disciple of Black, stone, but are willing to wager a fif teen cent piece, -which is all we happen to find in our old clothes right now, t&at William C. Hammer would hold the job down all right. There can certainly be no question as to his phy sical ability and, filling tre responsi ble position of states attorney, for twelve years, has undoubtedly fitted kirn, for the service expected of the successor of A. E. Holton. Anyway, a fight is on and the fur may fly before it is over. '. It will be Postmaster Swann at "Marshall, Senator Simmons having withdrawn his opposition to Congress man Webb's choice for the place. Welt, Brother Swann wiltfafee a -fine-official. Even his pqliUcajJinemies have to ' ad rait his, capacities. -. .- :"'; . - A couple of-week's ago the Washing ton correspondents sent out the cheei ijiig information that Mr. S. L. Roger's, campaign manager for Senator SinV mons lasi year, and G. Ellis Gardner, elector at large on the Democratic ticket in this state, were to have jrood placed Interested friends of these two deserving democrats have been patiently waiting to hear somethiug drop, but knarry a thing" has fallen at this writing. If faithful service shall caant for anything, the powers-tfiat-bs should interest themselves for Rogers and Gardner, in dead earnes, right way. Both of them are entitled to soivi filing worth while, before aM the choice places are taken. . "21s e Virginia cities" continue their pretest ssainst North Carolina hav ing a square deal in the freight rate adjU3ti:H?at provided in the agreement entered into between the State and the carriers and ratified by the special session, of the Legislature last Ocro ber. Tit.o distributing points in oui "ster stato have had an ' advantage over our people so long that they evi dently think discrimination is all' right if they can continue to make it go But tbc end of that kind of business is in. sight and they will have to turn loose pretty soon. The tail has been . wagging the dog long enough. It has been well said . that every man owes something to his fellowmau. and to the community in which h2 lives; that every man should attend to' his own business, but in order to get the best results out of his busi ness and enlarge his opportunities for gf eater success,, he must devote a por tion of his time and put forth a part of his' energy, in the up-buildiri'g of his Community, else he will be charged with dodging his responsibility and leaving to others undertakings ho ought to assist in bringing to pass. No man. should live to' himself alone, but everyone should be liberal' enough to, enjoy .".the good things of life. The selfish, short-sighted individual can neither be happy himself,' not dispense sunshine to anyone around him. In tjiis day of progress, there is a ser vice for every willing kand to perform Are yei doing the best you can for th .elevation of yourself and those around you; for the advancement of the com munity in which you live, and for the Upbuilding of your county and thi slate of North Carolina? If you are, it may be worth while that you wert imjut into the world. An attack xf cold last ; week - put i President Wilson . to bed and - many people became alarmed, despite the statement of physicians Hha"t his - con dition was not serious. That's the difference beween a . high public official-and, we ordinary mortals," in the estimation of . the ' average citizen of ; the Country... The President is Detter now and the Republic is safe.. . .-. - ' Doctor Joseph . Hyde . Pratt, state geologist, who is:- know far and near as the leading good roads enthusiast of North. Carolina, is endeavoring to ascertain the volume of work done in each country during the good roads days designated by Governor Craig, November 5th and 6th. This will b-3 a very interesting piece of informa tion and the result of Dr. Pratt's in vestigation . is going to be awaited with interest. Supervisor P. F. Patton has been requested to report for Hen derson county. These days were ob served in some sections p'f the coun ty, but the work was not general and the showing our people have made may not be very, creditable. There ought to have been an organized move ment in every township. The "Virginia cities' , are having their grievances aired before the Inter-State Commerce Commission in Greensboro this week. Here's hoping and expecting that North Carolina will win as she ought to do. Governor Craig is expected back in North Carolina this week -from Hot Springs, Ark., where he went some weeks ago to be treated for rtieuma- tisin; Private advices indicate that the Governor's condition has improved wonderfully and that; he will soon be his old self again. This is mighty good news for his numerous friends in western North Carolina and else where. x ' The management of Grove Park Inn, Asheville, announce that Secretary of State, Hon. William Jennings Bryan, and wife will be guests of that magni ficent hostelry during the holidays: Senator Overman will endeavor to pursuade President Wilson to join them, and other celebrities have an eye on our mountain metropolis. Looks like Santa Claus is going to favor our neighbor this Christmas, in more ways than one. RESPECT TO MR. WOMBLE. Reidsville Churches in Union Service Pass Interesting Resolutions. ; The following clipping from Web ster's Weetly. published, at Reids ville,. where Rev. W. F. ' Womble th ? new pastor of the Hendersonville Methodist church held the pastorate for three jiears just prior to coming to Hendersonville, shows something of the high esteem in which he Is held by Reidsville citizens: Mr. Editor: The services held in the Methodist church Sunday night, the 7th inst., were of a unique and in teresting character, showing the kindly feeling existing between the churches and the high esteem in which the Rev. W. F. Womble is held. The three churches, Methodist, Presby terian and Baptist, agreed to unite in a joint service to hear the report of lie delegate, Mr. W. R Dalton, to the Columbus Anti-Saloon League Con vention. Mr. Dalton is a young and promising lawyer of this town, a dea con in the Presbyterian church, and was sent to the convention by the ladies of he W. C. T. U., kavig been recommended by the ministers of the aforesaid! churches. . Mr. Dalton received a hearty vote ci thanks for - his address, and the ladies of the W. C. T. U. were sincere ly thanked for their work and for making the address possible. The Rev. Dr. Craig, pastor of the Presbyterian church, then sprang a surprise on Bro. Womble and the large audience. He said it was a fit time and opportunity, on the eve of the departure of Br.o Womble from the Reidsville M..E. church, to say a few things, about him and his work in the community. Dr. Craig said ne did not presume to criticise or ques tion the wisdom of the Conference, or the government v of the Methodist church., but he was very sorry that Bro. Womble was going away, and wished to intibducevthe following res olutions: "Resolved. First, that this '- com pany here assembled composed of va: ricus people of the various churches of the toWn. do sincerely regret tne departure of Rev. W. F. Womble from our town to another field of. labor. "2. That we wish to express our high esteem of him ' as godly man, a faithful preacher of the gospel, and a brother beloved. And that our assoi cation and intercourse with him has been most pleasant, happy and profit able. . "3. That we pray - God's richest t blessing upon-him ' in his hew: field, of labor, and upon : his - noble wife and their unitedlabors.''- ., These resolutions 'brought- forth many testimonies, of a tender nature. Hustler Want Ads FOR SALE A Home - i& Fruitiand - School at a bargain "' Address T. H. ', Posey, Ward; S.- C. ; 12-18-4tp FOR RENT 7 Room house, furnished : or . unfurnished, " all "conveniences, lights, baths, hot and- 'colh v water, . large lot with barn and - convenient out building. ; Price 'right. -JLY- C." -V, 'Shepherd. " 12-lS-3tc v - The Commissioners of. Henderson County, N. C , will, up to and delud ing the first Monday-in January, 1914, receive sealed bids for $12,000 "of 30 year road improvement bonds of Ed neyville township said county. 'Bids can be left with, or information had from S. M. King, ' f clerk, Henderson, ville, N. C. ' 12-18-2tc , FOR SALE Four head of'hbrses fo cash or on time. All; good stock Too many on hand for winter season 10-16-tf ORR & ANDREWS.' FOR a Good Load of Eindlin? Phone 42, Hendersonville. Lumber Com--pany. s ll-27-tfc to the high Christian character and usefulness of Bro. Womble, In the community.' Mr. E. D. Watt,. especial ly speaking in behalf of the Methodist church, paid a high tribute of honor, love and praise to Bro. Womble for vrhat he had done for the church with in the past three years. , The resolu tions were adopted by a rising vote, and Mr. Womble responded with characteristic modesty, saying -he did not feel worthy of the many kind things that had been said . of him. but appreciated the . spirit in which they were said. That he had never' received an appointment Jnft that he felt he was unequaLto it and relied on God's help, and never more so than ou the Reidsville charge. . DANGEROUS SMOKING. Does smoking make people utterly reckless about the safety of property and life In respect to fire, or does the smoking habit appeal especially to heedless persons? We cannot as sume to say, but the typical smoker scratches his match and drops It any where and anyhow, without so much as troubling to extinguish it .first; he is done with the match, and that suf fices him. Sometimes it falls in his wastebasket,"and sets that off; some times on the coverings of, his, bed, end gives hiM a little excitement ; sometimes he tosses it out of the win dow, and it starts off an awning be low; sometimes he drops it on a wo man and burns her out of existence as befell one hapless votary of tha habit, of seeing out the old year by citing and drinking food which one does not need, in a fashionable res taurant; ' sometimes" it starts off an Asche building . or a. . Binghamtoi c-oth ng ship. .The careless smoker keeps his habit of match-dropping with him, as exemplified by the case of a chap in Montreal who wanted a pair of scissors in a store in the dark. He scratched his match, caught sight of- the scissors, tossed the match, and it dropped in an open can of gasoline, much to the subsequent interest of an insurance company, whose agent had sent to the owner of the store an unsolicited policy for approval. Insurance. LICENSED COMPANIES. Under our law, no company, assoc' ation, or society, not licensed by the Insurance Commissioner, can legally do business in North Carolina. It is' made a misdemeanor xfor any person to represent it or to in any way aid in negotiating its contracts. No citi zen can afford to patronize these un licensed coricerns, no matter how plausible their letters and circular?. Lists of licensed companies are made cut and printed every sixty days by the Insurance Department and are filed in the office of the clerk of the Superior. court of each county, or will be furnisnea on application to the de partment. State Insurance Bulletin. MAKING BETTEK MEN. We shoruld always remember that i is quite possible to improve the conditions and . outward surroundings of life without any marked way im proving life itself. , The man who has come up from a three.roomed cot tage to live in a thousand-dollar man sion may be a better man or a worse man than he was; the house he lives in will never Ijelp us to decide the question of his morality or of his real worth. Clean streets and" im proved social conditions are good, and ve must strive for them with persist, ent determination, but if - in getting them we do notat the same time im prove the quality of life that is lived in the midst of them, we wilb hot-be making any progress that worth while. Christian Guardian.. - Remember you save 50 cents on your subscription by renewing before - Jan. ,1, 1914. - - ' ' FOR SALE 80 Rods of Woven Wire fence, good as new. Will sell cheap. V Phone 286-L Hendersonville N.- C., R. F. D. No. 6o " ? : '3tp y S. MAXWELL & tO Haye five first-: class three and six foot counter show cases to sell very cheap, as . we are .substituting floor cases. , 12-4-3to .- . '-. WANTED A Man Cook. Must bi reliable, good wages. ; Phone 2003 : vFruitlarid Institute, Fruitland, N. C ' ' ; - .: . 9-25-tf. WE are seUing. kindling vt ood, a good wagon load f ot . your money. Hen dersonyille Lumber Co., Phone - 42. ; . ' 11-27-tfc LETHIA JONES' iiair dressing par lor and store, makes a specialty of making switches ; out of combings. Prices $1.00 to $1.25. All work guaranteed. All kinds of hair work done to order. Now showing sam ples of goods in Hendersonville. 12 North Tryon street, Charlotte, N. " C. " 12.11-Stp ' I year M r. t VALUE OF STATE'S CHOPS EXCEEDS LAND ASSESSMENT Commissioner Graham Says Thy Ar Worth $232,082,199 Discourages Baying on Credit. North Carolina's harvest this year in value will equal the. assessment for a taxation of all her farm lands, esti mates Commissioner Graham in his report to the State Board of-Agriculture Wednesday. In spite of floods in some sections, drought in others and storms of unusual severity and dura tion, he says; there will be. gathered, so faras the market is concerned, the most valuableacrops ever harvested in this state. ' . - The assessed value of "farm land sis $230,597,000; the crops Major Graham estimates to be worth $232,082,199 and this does not include, by-products. The chief crops and their, estimated -yields follow: ;. j - Corn, including forage $65,000,000; ( wheat, including straw, $10,000 000; oats, including straw, $4,000,000; hay, $6,000,000; tobacco $30,000,000; cotton and seed, (800,000. bales) $62,000,000; Iris potatoes, $1,500,000; sweet pota toes, $4,000,000; peanuts, $6,000,000; peas and beans-- $2,000,000; t hog3. pork and stock, $17,000,000; horses and; mules $1,500,000 ; cattle $2,000- coo; rye, $500,009; apples, $600,000; Your ; ; ; Borne Town Paper , -as a Gift Seie Ewbank Acciden 'v'; ; -. 7 -' Insurance. "' v-- Remember it is too late to Insure your property after .the fire! Also that it will do no good. to think of accident or health insurance after you get sick or break a leg or arm! Let us remind you again that we represent the strongest line of companies that can be had in THE ..WORLD and it costs you no more to get the "best protection. " SEE US BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE J Ewb&iik, Ewbank & Co. Real Estate. : " - :". - Your satisfaction WHAT Geiri TH AN mind your brother, sister, pa rents or friend every week in the than a year subscrip- tion to your PAPER HOME' TOWN WESTERN CAROLINA DEMOCRAT AND FRENCH BROAD HUSTLER Price until "Jan. 1, 1914; $1 year Price after Jan. 1 , 1914, $1.50 " By subscribing or renewing now, you save 50c dairy produots, $1,787,245; poultry and eggs, $8,094,954. Total -$232,082,199. This does not include berries, says jtbe comm' ssioner, has been 'produced by the adult farmer, and is the result in a large measure of the teachings of the Department of Agriculture through its institutes and demonstration work. Mr. Graham then states that the minds j of this class of citizens are fully de veloped and must be appealed to" through the "show me" method, or ob ject lessons. ' ' r ' After the customary tribute to the slate as a farming section w:hich has few equals, , Commissioner Graham makes the statement that if- "the far mers ever leaf n that buying on credit is a bad custom, and to produce, th supplies necessary to run the, farm. they should certainly prosper. Rural cash is much more to be Jesiredthan rural credit" . r Tbe commissioner 'recommends that the appropr ation for tlie hog cholera scrum plant be increased to $2,000 and that the charge to farmer? for the serum, be decreased to 25 centa per hog. " . . The report of the horticultural di vision shows great progress in the im provement of fruits- although tho yields the past season were consider ably off. The yield of apples - is ; re- ported at 40 per cent less than normal, pears 1ST percent less, peaches 30 pef Renting 'Insurance Renting is our success. BEHffi staaas to re cent and grapes 65 per cent less than ncrmal: There -are now reported to the department of agriculture orch ards containing 270,000 bearing and 74,100 young fruit trees. A full crop for the state ought to be about 1,009. 000, bushels. The 19lS yield was 750, 000 bushels. The report of the farmers' institute work shows that the institutes for the past season were attended by 35,793 men and 23,007 women. Institute were .held in every county except Tyr rell. - ' "' . The commissioner urges that the board of agriculture reestablish its practice of .providing for acre deroon" stration plots on main highways run ning out into the counties. This work the commissioner says, was resulting in great good when discontinued against : the recommendation of the comm'ssioner. They were being op erated in 75 counties. POLK'S COTTON CROP. 19121913. There were 1,537 bales of cotton ginned in7 Polk county from the crop of 1913, prior to Dec. 1st, as conipar-. ed with l,283.bales ginned prior to 1st, 1912, an increase oj 254 bales n 1913. J J'