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NEWS THAN ANY OTHER PAPER ,.. -(., , A : t f I 1 and French Br da$ v VOL XXI, NO. 39 A HENDERSONVILLE, N. NC. THURSDAY; OCTOBER 8, 1914 $1.50 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE . f - II . Hustler jj-pKKSO'YILLE, WILL BE REPRESENTED AT THE FAIR. several Officers Secured. From Thi (ity: Prospects Bright for Good Display of Exhibits. Details nave practically been com pleted for opening the Western .Caroli na Fair at Asheville on next Tuesday for a' period of four days. . Tiie fair management has endeavor ed to have Henderson county more closely identified with this' work than ce etc'iOie and as a result has secured a number of :air officials from Hender sonville. Mrs. J. Vv Bailey has been appoint ed to act as one of the judges for the r.antrv department. Mr- L;ia Riyley Barnwell has ac (r,f.,Y the office of one of the judges cf the department of ladies handiwork. A 1 :dge for the rural singing con test will be selected from Henderson county and it is likely that one or more choirs will go from this county. By reason of the inclement weather last Sunday the county singing convention was not held, therefore the singing classes are not well organized, but it is believed that one or more "choirs v. ill enter the contest. v It is the purpose of -the fair associa tion to select a judge from Henderson ville for the department of fine arts and hand work. Arrangements have been made with A. L. Rollins whereby he is exerting lib efforts to work up a poultry exhibit from this county. Prof. W. H. Cale is among the direc tors of the educational department. In making these appointments it has teen the purpose of the fair association ta work up greater interest and more exhibits from Henderson- county, which has furnished practically noth ing for the fair heretofore. A number of persons have express ed a determination to make exhibits at. the coming fair and the management foas made arrangements for receiving them at the Farmers Hardware & Sup ply company's store at the depot: From here thje exhibits will be shipped by express next Monday morning. ; Exhibitors are urged to- prepare their entry lists before Monday if pos sible and leave them witb:Noan lL Eollowell at the Democrat f3ce,.wiio will follow the exhibits tct- AsbeviHtf find raents have been made whereby Jae will remain at the fair and assist the maiw. agement in the capacity that he : filled; Tith the fair association last year. As will be seen by the. page: adver tisement elsewhere in the Democrat, arrangments have been made for an elaborate exhibition this year with numerous free attractions of, a high class nature. . In order to accommodate the 'visi tors from Hendersonville, Brevard and intermediate points an excursion train will leave Asheville at 10:20 o'clock Thusday night after the fireworks dis play. Special trains will be run in other directions and low round-trip excursion tickets will be in effect at all stations. BOARD OF HEALTH BUSY. likely That Regular Meat Inspection Will he 3Iade in Hendersonville. The board of health, which is com posed of John T. Staton, chairman cf the board of county commissioners, Prof. W. S. Shitle, superintendent of county schools,. Mayor M. M. Shepherd and Dr. J. L. Egerton and Dr. L. B. Morse, met Tuesday to consider com plaints about various matters. The board instructed, the county health officer to investigate conditions of a hog pen in the Mud creek sec tion said to be very objectionable, and to take the proper steps for the abate ment of the alleged nuisance. Secretary Shitle wes instructed to write Dr. Carl V. Reynolds, health offi cer tor Asheville, and Dr. L. B. Mc Erayer, former health officer of that city but now superintendent of th-3 State tuberculosis sanitarium at Aber deen, and ask for information. witJ r ' " to meat inspection. Com----- - - .:a"fe ocen made to the local Wrd about conditions said to exist ?i some of the local meat markets, as a result 0f which efforts will be made to conduct regular inspections. Th re is considerable discussion about different sanitary conditions, in- r.1 - - - nii.r j t. fly-breeding places, etc BOX SUPPER AT FT. LOOKOUT. A : ;r;" cnnnnr nrA vntina rnTlt CZ. C JH be held at Point Lookout school fcoi.s- on Saturday night, Oct. 17, be -- -" at 7:30 o'clock. The public is lGViU-d MODERNIZING KOREA. missionaries are contributing a lar i; hare to the solution of Korea's Drobioms. The Presbyterians, "which cl-ernte in certain sections of tht country, have established a theologi-js-':ninary with 204 students, a med- &' school with 77 students, six hoard ? schools' for boys, four similar in "itutions for girls, and 402 primary jehools with an enrollment of 8,000 Joys and 2,000 girls. All the Ameri ca missionaries are exerting them JJlves in the practical training, and Jnis Phase of their work is most satis- ftmt0ry both to Koreas and Japanese, ince it. points the way to industrial Prosperity. MR. PATTON THINKS DEMOCRAT'S ADVERTISING PLAN A GOOD ONE ... - - - Says Tax of One-Tenth of TPer Cent lYould Not be Burdensome but Highly Effective. .'. "I was very much interested in read ing the Democrat's plan of raising money with which to advertise Hen dersonville," said County Road Super visor P. F. Patton, vice president of the First Bank & Trust company and real estate operator, to a representa tive of the Democrat. "I think you are working along the proper line. The plan seems to be a feasible one and no doubt the majority of those who have been contributing to the support of the Greater Hendersonvil'.e club would agree to some, similar plan, the details of which would have to be worked, out." Mr. Patton expressed himself to the effect that a special tax of .one-tenth of one per cent on the property in the city would not be burdensome in the least. By this plan the $10,900 pro perty owner would have to pay oul $10, the, present membership fee of the club, and a sum of about $2.00 would be raised for club work. "While the plan for an advertising j tax is a good one, it will take consid erable effort to get some of the people to see its merits for the reason thai wc have many people who are opposed to paying anything for public move ments when they can avoid it," he added. "There's nothing to lose by agitating the question, while there is a nossibilitv of aceomnlishiner a ereat 1 deal, so keep it up.". Speaking of the purposes to which the proceeds of such a tax. would be applied, - Mr. Patton said: 4 "While I thoroughly, understand what you .mean by an advertising tax, probably -it would be well to make it clear that the funds are not to. be spent alto gether for advertising in publications, put for meeting the legitimate ex-, penses of the club, and in order that those, who would be inclined to op pose the movement for a lack, of pub lic spirit and not think that you arc tooting your-ovra honr 6r advertls tlslng, it would not be amiss for them to-understand, laa I do, that the. funds would tot be for local publicity." 'tliFTL AtJITilEJiTIC KETTS v-;, - AHles Gain a Little; 'Also Germans . H&ke AdTaare, bnt Both Suffer Reverses and Heavy Losses. Londo Oct 6.- The sixty-third day of the great European war saw a repe tition of what the peoples of all tho countries' concerned have forced them selves to expect, perhaps for months to come; no decisive conflict on land or sea. That the battle, between the allies an dthe Germans to the north of the river Oise is growing more and more violent is the only statement that has been permitted to winnow through the sieve of official secrecy concerning the conditions prevailing on that part of the long battle line in France upon vhich the eyes of the world are fo cused. The reportof the French war office makes no mention of whether Ijrogress is being made by either side i nthis zone wher,e for days the armiei have been battling desperately. The statement is made that tho allies have gained a little ground on the northern heights of the Meuse. On the center of the battle line com paratively calm prevails. (Continued on Page 4.) GARAGE WILL REMAIN OPEN. Harry R. Savage, proprietor of th-s Hendersonville Automobile company, announces elsewhere in the Democrat tiiat his garage will remain open for the winter. Owing to the great amount of road work done during the past year, it i3 believed that automobiles will be able to run ail -winter. Heretofore during the winter autobomiles have not been able to run, hence the necessity for a garage. It is Mr. Savage's purpose to remain open at all seasons. NO. CAROLINA'S INDEBTEDNESS. The United States , Department of Commerce and Labor has just com pleted a reoort giving the indebted ness of the different , States of the Union, the nation and the world. The data contained in the compilia:iou re late to the year 1912. The. State debt of North Carolina is shown tobe $S. 058,000 that year, compared with $15, 422,000 thirty years previous, which is a decrease of $7,364,000. The per capita State-debt of this State in 191 was $3.36 and $11.02 in 1SS0 . At the present time about 2.4 per cent of the population of the United States is in North Carolina and 22 per cent of the total -debt is credited to this State. The National debt of the United States is- $l,028 00u.000 and tr-o in debtedness of all countries of the world is $42,000,000,000. European countries owe about two-thirds of the world debt and their proportion is rapidly increasing, as the present war.' according t& expert is cost'n,; on an average of $50,000,000 per day. The Democrat is proud oHts adver tising columns for there is something in them worth your reading. . Advertised goods sell for less. Y - - - CONGRESS3IAN J. Congressman J. M. Gudger spoke to a representative audience qf l demo crats and republicans at; the court house; Monday being frequently -ap plauded in the course of f his speech. . Mr. Gudger - defended - his record along- with : that .of the ; democratic rarty and explained his stand "on eef tain measures. , at the same' time "ex plaining the issues' 1 of the partyand predicting: a democratic victory. He dealt in a: humorous 5 vein"? with" the x pajrf"coifTEr closes. - Leon Staton Wins Pony, Cart and ni . plete Outfit by Long Lead. The pony and cart contest, which has- been waged in Hendersonville for the past few mouths closed Saturdav t r j ,, gMr S?n5 S;fn W Mri and tM- SI&lH11 ??a e contest, there beiflg about 1 100 contestants to enter. " The result is as follows: Contestants. Votes. Leon Staton .3.523,30. Helen Carmichael. .. . . ... .2,395,795 Rcbt. Gilreath.. 786,075 Beulah Trice.. ... .. 225.575 Oscar King. . 165.220 Dot Posey 128.085 Edna May Mil ward.. .. .. .. 60.280 Dennis Eyers 54.190 Julia Israel. . 48,790 Monroe Brock. 37.525 James Williams 31,815 Arthur Maxwell 25,900 Wayne Thompson 25,170 2uae Morrow. . Reginald King. 22.960 10,250 -o- -o- -o- WANTED Office Devil for whole time or after school hours, ho wishes to learn the printing trade. Don't ap ply unless you desire to learn the business. si 1 AT--i.- & 3 ' BIG CORN CROP; MODERN Hon. ,A. Cannon of Horse Shoe whea in the city Monday said to a represent ative of the Democrat that the pres ent corn crop is the . best Henderson county has had in about five years. The corn crpp is fine In nearly all 'S'S v 7 31. GUDGER, JI campaign thunder, f of - his- opponent Hon.-. J.rV Britt, saying that he had declined challenge for'a joint canvass of; the district. " r - ' 'V --'-"v ' Fi.ryag.iftrel& ocrats. coma carry iienaerson-, county if theywould get busy name a etrpng ticket.andi iwork for the succesr. of the party. .-t Bvsaid that prospects - point ed to jbis victory by . a inajority of ap proximateiy vQtea: in tho. :dis- ttict."' ' - 'v -av;i' TV - -. - v ' SELF HEIJT IN COLLEGE. It is, said that of the 958 students ai the University of-Nort hCarollna, about ? one-halt are of the "selfhelp kind, that is, those who are partly oi 'altogether putting themselves through ! ch?j- Pe forms of self-help are varied. In most colleges, service in l dining, halls Is one of the most iucrative methods employed. AgenU ,etic , firm et constitute, an. i ar. t' other source of income. One of the best things about this is that the working students are nearlj always the most highly respected ana aumired. Theyalways stand well in scholarship and when they go out for athletics they make good. In debat ing and society work they excel. Thia democracy of our Southern institu tiens is one of the many most ad-, rvirable characteristics. A snobby fiashly-dressed city dude who cannot deliver the goods stands no show on a Southern college campus. It !a within a college environment, if any where, that true worth. will assert Us self. College students and classmate are the surest judges of a man's aDili ty and just as sure rewarders. On the other hand, they are just as keen to detect fraud and shame. They ad mire a true sport. And nothing ap peals to them more than the spectacle of a man buckling down, under diffi- . culties to get an education. Another laudable feature of this self-help is the fact that when a boy works hi3 way througn school he r-S predates an education. It doe?, him more good than when he has "sponged North Carolina colleges. Gastonia Gazette. METHOD OF SAVING FODDER. sections of the country and the yield will go a long way. to ward furnishing tufficient food stuff for home consump tion. - - ; " ' , , The farm demonstration work has had a great deal to do with increasing the corn yield in Henderson county. SUPERIOR COURT IN SESSION. Criminal Docket is Being ' Cleared cf Numerous Cases . of Minor Importance Superior court for the trial of crim inal cases: convened here Monday"af ternoon for a term of two weeks with Judge James L. Webb of Shelby pre siding and Solicitor Michael Schencic prosecuting for the State. ' - ' The following grand jury was drawn and the court's charge to this body of men followed, after which they pro ceeded to make investigations as to alleged violations of the law: - , W. V. Cbsten, foreman; J. W. Bed dingfield, C. D. Lind sey , Jno r A. Justus, B N. HoUingsworth, Lee S? Justice, G. F..Stepp, C. W. English, W.B. -Salts. A. F. Justice, J. F. Pace, J. F. Gibbs, H. C. Guice, W. W Guice, J. W. Brown, T. J. Nichols, U. G. Patterson. G. C. Cornwell. .Monday and Tuesday were busy days with the court. Many cases were disposed of, there being many submis sions, a few jury trials, some discon tinuances, etc. Following- are the cases submitted; nol prossed or tried Monday and Tuesday: " A. B. Logan, false pretense, nol pros with leave. J. M. Spencer, retailing, nol prog with leave. Knox Hyder, retailing, nol pros with leave. - Hanson Hyder, larceny, pleads guil ty, judgment suspended on payment of the costs. Lola King, carrying concealed weap cn, sumbits, fined $5 and costs. Hundred Gentry,- gambling, submits, fined $4 and costs. Jim Brock, gambling, fined $4 and costs.. Frank Carson, gambling, fined $15 and costs. . Joe Summey, gambling, $10 and costs. Geo. Freeman; carrying concealed weapon,, submits, judgment- suspended on payment of costs. v ' J. M. Freeman affray, $10 and. costs. -;tE. Pitttllo, affray; $5 and costs. George Switxet and Haggle Maxie, misconduct. submit, . couple marries .and) .judgment is; suspended on payt tcent of costs:. - W. P. Israel,: 4three - cases' of re tallingsmbmits.;' t f Arthur. McDaniel, carrying conceal ed weapon; guilty, Judgment suspend ed iiL.TiaVhient't)t.JedatA-v.'... -i s v ;Cbirence' "Wilkie,. carrying concealed weapon, submits ' Will Waters alia J. N. Waters; affray not gunty. Vernori "PitillO, -"assault, and battery, guilty, $5 and costs. Vernon Pitillo, carrying concealed Vyeapon, not guilty.- View Jackson, assault and battery, submits, judgment suspended on pay ment of the costs. . Bob Saunders, assault and battery, pleads guilty, sentenced to six months on the roads. V Henry McMinn, retailing, submits, fined $25 and costs and required to give $200 bond for appearance from term to term and show that he has not been under influence of intoxicants. J. M. Spencer, retailing, pleads guilty. Luther Lyda, retailing, fined $25 and costs. Ged Lyda, affray, submits, $5 and costs. Lester Lemmons, $25 and costs. Vernon Pitillo, $20 and costs. Lonnie "Melton, disturbing religious congregation, nol pros with leave. Bub Morris, Bob Whitmire, Frank Gregory, David Tobias, Leonard Beats, Sam Stanley, Pug Williams, Ernest Austin, Pink Brock, all colored, guilty of gambling and each fined $5 and the costs. .. . EDUCATIONAL BOARD MEETS. School District Formed, Local Tax Approved, Committees Named. The county board of education met Monday with a full attendance and transacted considerable important bus ness. The board approved the petition for a new school district in Clear Creek and Blue Ridge township, the new school house to be located' near Pink Corn's residence. A petition calling for a local tax of 25 cents on the $100 worth of property rnd.75 cents on the poll was approved, providing for longer school terms in the Point Lookout section. 1. Mrs. Mary Ann Lyda, A. L. Hoots and Ernest Justus were' named as a committee to serve, the new consolida ted school district in rh? Edneyvilio section. The report of an arbitration board' was adopted with reference to the building for Hickory c'-ioo! : nd set tlement will be made with'S. D. Max well, the builder. There wa3 some" complaint with reference to the nature of the building, but the matter has been settled. , -ir- IT BROGHT RESULTS. ; The Democrat advertised a typewriter for sale in the classified column, such ads selling- for 1 cent a word. Result: Three: inquiries were received. Moral : Classified adver tisements bring inquiries if propositions are attractive. $4 ?4 Si PEOPLE SHOULD ATTEND AND . MAKE CLOSE STUDY OF FAIRS, In Addition to Being Amusing They Are Highly Instructive and Should be Attended by" Everybody. (Progressive Farmer.) . V We wish to urge our readers to at tend the best fairs. held .in the South this year. At least one large fair should be attended by every farmer who can afford to do so, and of course every one should attend his local or county fair. The advantages of attending a eoort fair, like a State fair, are many. In the first place, the highest type ' of products is to be seen and if the judg ing is done right there is no better place to, learn the points of excel lence in any . exhibit. Every judgo should give after each decision the reasons for placing the exhibits, first, second, third, and " so on, if. other prein terns are offered. Our exhibitors and judges are usually in too great a hurry. More jtime should be taken, even if more judges must be provided. These large fairs also offer good op portunities for studying farm machin ery and implements and becoming fa miliar with them. The agricultural fair must not be looked, upon as only for - amusement. It is true that fur nihing pleasure and amusement is one of" its functions, but a higher and tetter purpose is to furnish instruc tion and there is n greater pleasure than learning, for the person who is seeking knowledge. Our fairs are sometimes criticised because the efforts to amuse seem greater than those to instruct; but for this, those who attend the fairs ate .as much if-not more, to blame than those who manage them. If those who attend the fairs " really ; want to learn, and let it be known to both me lair managers ana me exnioitors, the - educational - features , will .. be -strengthened." Those . .who , manage ' fairs will supply, those features which hers. " If more instruction,- the best ana . most useiux teature of any agri cultural-iair, ia: wanted by thioa&vwh atterid.they v can - havei if J by lettitg theiryishea be.knowtt: and by .makjas' features alreadyvsupjiiedt " ' fOur- readeVs should make use rv thewfr- testit&Icff4o.thiaY I wffl; pracucame, . . jno r more pieasaut-r end useful trip or outing can 3e -planned to? the 'famlly thin .' day of -two:-at a good fair and. wexurgev that mor -of our readers attend the fairs this fall and that they make -merer of an " effort than in: the past-to make these Ma PERKINS SERVICES ARE STILL HANGING LN SUSPENSE. County Commissioners Fail to Arrange For Continuance of Demonstra tion Work; Road Matters. The board of county commissioners met in".regiriar monthly session Mon day and Tuesday and transacted busi ness of a routine nature. Although a delegation appeared be fore the board, urging the employment cr Farm Demonstrator E. L. Perknins for another year, no further action wa3 taken and the matter is left in sus pense , as it has been since the last meeting a month ago, when the com missioners expressed a willingness' to pay $300, half the amount of his salary required from the county, provided other sources would pay a similar amount. There is a large element of the citi zenship in favor of the re-employment of Mr. Perkins, feeling that his work is very valuable and a great necessity, and they are of the opinion that .the funds for employing him should be paid from the county treasury instead of drawing on the farmers union, the county board of education and the' Greater Hendersonville club for the expenses. It is not known what action will b3 taken, but it is believed by those most ly interested in this work that some united action will be taken to urgett-i commissioners to re-employ Mr. Per kins before he makes arrangements t go elsewhere. ' The board endorsed the report o? Road Supervisor Patton concern! the Lamb Mt. road oh which road be rl money will be spent in Edneyv:" township. Two petitions had be-ri presented," calling for work on diffe" ent routes Mr. Patton was requestcl to make a reDort, which was adopted, it being decided to, spend the money on the Lamb Mountain road near Point Lookout. -. . ' V FASSIFERN OPENING. Preparations ' have been made for opening Fassifern today (Wednesday) with a capacity attendance of board ing pupils and many frome or day pu pils. Prospects are bright for a splen did opening. CAMERON JOHNSTON COMING. Cameron Johnston, a wide traveler, will give stereoptican lectures at the Presbyterian church Thursday and Friday nights of this week. His views and discussions will cover many parta of the world. There will be no ad mission fee but a silver offering. - Advertise it' in the Democrat if you want to sell or swap it.