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Booster Campaign will Close
SATURDAY, AUGUST 26th at 5 p. m., Sharp
Week '
2 Ford Touring Cars
2 $100 Diamond
And the
Hustler $40 Diamond
All to- be Awarded
August 26th
V J! Oil IdlTTT
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1st RECEIPTS FOR LIVE ACCOUNTS: Al Booster Contestants holding back receipted bills which entitle
If you have any receipts for May accounts with "receipt dates" Junt 13 th to June 30th. June accounts with
"receipt dates" July 1st to 10th or July accounts with "receipt dates" August 1st to 10th, bring them in by NOT
LATER than August 15th and you will receive one vote for each cent.
gust accounts that have not been col lected by the Booster Houses will en title you to one vote for every cent
providing such accounts are collected or paid "between August 14th and Au Rust 26th. There are several hundred
dollars worth of these past due accounts owing the Booster Houses and which could not be classed as "Old
accounts" hence you should get busy on these at once. Remember! all May, June, July and August accounts
. collected for the Booster Houses between August 14th and. 16th will entitle you to 'votes
3rd OLD ACCOUNTS: There are many "old accounts" owing the Booster Houses which entitle to 5 votes for
each cent. Don't fail to drive hard on these during the final weeks of the contest. You have only twelve days
to "Hustle" after this week.
4th TRADE BOOKS: Advise your friends and supporters that tehy are absolutely SAFE in buying "Boos
ter Trade Books" for future use as the Booster Houses will accept them same as cash any time in the future
GOOD AS GOLD AFTER CONTEST HAS CLOSED SAME AS NOW. Have your supporters anticipate their Sep
tember and October requirements in the various lines. Buy Trade Books, now for that and let you have benefit
of votes thus secured.
5th CASH COUPONS: Be sure and get your coupons in on time. Watch rubber stamj? notices on all cou
pons and have your friends turn them into you in time to get to manager by not a minute later than Six P. M.
Tuesday of eagh week, (for coupons issued week prior.)
6th NOTE HUSTLER AD OFFER $40 DIAMOND RING for person turning in most money for subscrip
tions during last three weeks of main contest, August 7th to 26th. Get busy on subscriptions. Own this hand
some diamond. All subscription money counts 1000 votes for every $1 towards automobiles, too.
Remember Everything Must be Turned in by 5 o'clock sharp, August 26th
The Booster Houses the only
Places to Secure Votes
High Class HoTing Pictures.
Lumber and Building Material.
Jewelers and Opticians.
"Everything to Wear for Everybody."
N..W. MILLER, Prop.
"Happy Home Makers."
Large Stock Right Prices.
Sanitary Market.
M. C. D3TS0N
Harness and BuggSes.
Kodaks and Finishing, too.
Line-Us Your Friends and Supporters for
Why not have them Buy Books for Sept. & Oct. Use
Tells Chairman State Relief Commit
tee of the Situation in This and
Transylvania County.
While in Brevard last week M. L.
Shipman, who investigated the dam
age done by the flood in Henderson
and Transylvania counties, sent the
following report of his investigations
to E. E. Britton, Raleigh, chairman
of the state relief committee. Mr.
Shipman was instrumental in secur
ing SS00 of the state relief fund for
these counties, five hundred for Hen
derson and three hundred for Tran
sylvania. The Report.
Mr Edward E. Britton,, Chairman.
State Relief Committee, Raleigh,
X. C.
Four weeks ago the beautiful and
fertile valley of the Upper . French
"Broad groaned under the heavy bur
den of luxurious crops corn, wheat,
rye, hay and nearly every conceivable
variety of fruit and vegetable. The
people were happy and contented: The
industrious farmer slept soundly,
dreaming sweetly of an abundant har
vest next fall, while the balmy breezes
tang sweet melodies over broad ex
panses of golden grain and growing
corn. Today this celebrated grainery
of the mountain section is little more
than a barren waste, from Rosman
to Asheville, a distance of forty-five
mes extending thorugh. Transylva
nia, Henderson and Buncombe coun
ties. The high-water mark left by the
memorable "June freshet" of 1876 is
out a memory now, the recent flood
having placed its Imprint four to eight
feet higher along the valley of the
French Broad. The terrific water
spouts and landslides, in some sec
tions of the valley, caused the water
to reach greater heights than it did in
others. The loss of a number of lives
and the complete destruction of many
Emes is, also, directly atributable to
Jloud-bursts and landslides, which
wrought from the mountain sides
great trees and huge boulders that
brought havoc to life and property.
ne of these slides near Brevard form
at a complete dam across the river,
course of which has been turned
jnto the fertile field of a prosperous
larmer, who suffered the loss of his
entire crop on account of the late
aiW most unusual visitation of wind
and water. The destructive landslides
new and novel to even the oldest
inhabitants of this section and many
theories are bing advanced touching
'e cause of their unexpected appear
ance here,, under circumstances so
I have just completed a tour of the
devastated sections of Henderson and
1 '"snsylvania counties, walking twelve
"Jes of the distance traveled through
'iHlerson in the effort to ascertain
tin. immediate needs of stricken fami
"s on Bear Wallow and at Bat Cave.
1 he destruction of property in those
eitions beggars description. There
i found evidence of the greatest dam
by cloudbursts and landslides.
Aree people lost their lives and many
homes were carried away by the rush
ing waters of Rocky Broad river.
Rnsiness houses were lifted from their
fDundations and floated down the angry
stream, leaving erstwnue weu-to-co
merchants and farmers homeless and
penniless. Numerous residences are
left hanging over Broad river wrecked
and ruined. The magnificent Stas high
way., builded at enormous expense
through the most scenic gorge east cf
the Rockies ( is utterly destroyed and
scores of people are completely isola
ted. Food is being supplied by means
of pack?horses, led along hazardous
mountain trails and much of it is be
ing borne to the more remote sections
on the shoulders of the sturdy natives.
One of the greatest needs of those
people is a road to Bat Cave and a
bridge across Broad river at tlat
point. Those who have been left pen
niless are anxious to work and num
bers of them are now engaged in the
deconsruction of roads and bridges
They appreciate the help that has
come from local and State committees
and are "showing their faith by their
. Until Tuesday of this week, when
your draft for f 500 came, the Hendor
sonville relief committee, with some
assistance from Asheville, had handled
the situation at Bear Wallow and Hat
Cave and you may be sssured the aid
your committee authorized is greatly
The relief committee here in Bre
vard, has. also, done splendid work
without assistance from the state com
mittee. But the needs of many fami
lies, who lost' everything, is urgent
and I am wiring you to send the chair
man, Rev. W. E. Poovy, five, hundred
dollars, which is a modest request, un
der the circumstances. A personal in
vestigation reveals the urgent need of
funds for immediate relief. These
people are not asking charity either.
They want to assist in replacing roads
and bridges and will be given the op
portunity. Of course, there are old
men and helpless widows who must
either a6cept the kindness of a gener
ous public or suffer . for food and
clothing. I have a list of all classes
visited, which will be submited to your
committee on my return to Raleigh.
Fortunately the health conditions of
this entire section are admirable and
business is rapidly adjusting itself
since the Southern Railway succeeded
in resuming traffic between Spartan
burg and Asheville last week. Thou
sands of tourists are flocking to num
erous mountain resorts and before a
great while the fearful disaster of July
16th will be only an incident of the
Thanking you, members of your com
mittee and the generous hearted peo
ple of the entire State for the liberal
assistance rendered our people in the
hour of grief and 'misfortune, I am,
Sincerely yours,
Several Homes at Fletcher Enjoying
Good Tourist Trade Other
News of Interest.
(Special to The Hustler.)
Fletcher, Aug. 13. Mr. and Mrs. P.
A. Robinson, accompanied by their
neice, Miss Catchey, are comfortably
located at the home of Frank Cathey,
in Angelina.
Mrs. D. L. Johnson is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. E. S. WTarlick, in Ashe
Mrs. T. V. Carland and guests visit
ed her aunt, Mrs. R. Cathey, of Sky
land, on Wednesday evening.
The Ladies Aid of the Methoiist
church, gave a very successful ice
cream social on Saturday night at the
home of T. L. Johnson. Notwithstand
ing the rain, the spacious lawn around
the home, was crowded with guest?
and a neat sum was realized for the
benefit of the parsonage.
T. John has gone to visit relatives
in Haywood. He will remain for tho
rest of the summer and will be miss
ed by his many friends.
W. H. Shelly of Hot Springs,, Fla., f i
located at the home of F. Cathey for
a time.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Home and family
of Wadesboro, N. C, are visiting
friends and relatives in this vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Scrudder Johnson en
tertained Mr. and Mrs. Hicks and
family and also Mrs. Patterson and
family of Stouth Carolina on Sunday.
A very delightful evening was -spent
at Jeffrees' on Thursday, when the
young people amused themselves by
"stepping to the light fantastic toe."
Every one enjoyed the fruit punch as
well as the dance and returned to their
homes thanking the genial hostess for
the pleasure of the evening.
T. V. Carland better known as
"Frlsbey," accompanied by his son,
Forest, is visiting relatives at Brevard.
Notwithstanding the recent floods
the cod mountain air is enticing
many people from the south, and the
homes in the rural districts are crowd
ed to their utmost capacity.
T. L. Johnson's house is filled almost
to overflowing. Dr. T. Johnson and
L. L. Carland are also entertaining
many guests for the summer.
7,612 Babies Were Reported to Have
Been Born in North Carolina
Last Year.
According to preliminary statistics
compiled today by the Bureau of Vital
Statistics, there were 75,612 babies
born in North Carolina in 1915. This
is equivalent to a birth rate of approx
imately 31. per thousand of population
This birth rate is considerably above
the average birth rate reported in the
United States and. is particularly grat
ifying when we note that during the
same period,, 1915, there were only
6.S07 deaths reported from babies less,
than one year ago. or approximately
9 of the babies born during the year.
While ordinarily this is a much lower
percentage of deaths than would, be ex
pected in a state with a mixed popu
lation, and while it is much lower than
that reported by the average in the
registration area, we believe tjiat he
greater number of these deaths were
preventable and as health conditions
improve in North Carolina we may con
fidently expect a corresponding reduc
tion in the percentage of baby deaths
Some interestine . facts about the
baby death rate are that the counties
having the highest death rates were in
general those counties known to have
one, or more of the following condi
tions. -First, a low percentage of
white population; second, a low per
capita -of wealth; third, a high per
centage of Illiteracy, and, conversely,
those counties having the lowest baby
death rate in general have the great
est per capita wealth, the best schools
and the largest percentage of white
Church, Social and Personal Items
Concerning: People of That
Cure for Cholera Morbus.
"When our little biy, . now seven
years old, was a baby he was cured of
cholera morbus by Chamberlain's Col
nc, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy;."
writes Mrs. Sidney Simmons, Fair
Haven, N. Y. "Since then other mem
bers of my family have used this val
uable medicine for colic and bowel
I troubles with good satisfaction and I
1 gladly endorse it as a remedy of ex
ceptional merit." UDtainaoie every
where. . . adv.-Aug.
Jn Serbia every grown man can
claim five acres of land from the gov
ernment which is exempt from all
claims of debt.
Columbia. S. C, Aug. 10. Miss Kate
Hampton, 92 years old, last of the chil
dren of Col. Wade Hampton,, of the
war of 1812 and sister of the late Lieu
tenant General Wade Hampton, of the
Confederate army, died tonight at the
suburban home of her niece. Mrs.
I John -C. Haskell.
Camp Glenn, Aug? 15. General
Young, Brig. Quartermaster Daniels,
Regimental - Quartermaster Hinson
and Railroad Representative Hines
yesterday framed up "consist" of traing
for brigade to the border. First sec
tion will consist of the First Regiment,
eighteen cars with brigade headquar
ters, band hospital and first battalion
with Colonel Gardner and staff. The
next two sections-will carry battalion,
ten cars each. The Second and Third
Regiments move in six battalion sec
tions each, thirteen cars. Prepara
tions are being hurried and it is hoped
troops may get off between August 25
and September 1.
The body of Private Jack Wyckoff of
the States vile company was found yes
terday afternoon on the shore pf
Bogue Sound, near the officers , bath
house of the First Regiment, the dis
covery being made by the same boat
man who. took him out Saturday ,night.
The young man was 22 married three
months ago and would soon have got
ten his discharge. His white coat and
hat had been left on the boat with a
letter from his wife in one of the pock
etc. Another letter from her received
Sunday morning remains unopened.
(Special to The Hustler.)
Edneyvile, Aug. 15. Rev. John Green
will preach at the Edneyville Methodist
church next Sunday afternoon at 3
The missionary society will meet at
Edneyville Sunday afternoon at three
o'clock, August 27. We have a special
program and everybody is cordially
There will be an ice cream supper
at Edneyville church on Saturday af
ternoon August 26, beginning" strictly
at 5 : 00 o'clock. Let all who can, come
and have a good time.
Miss Hattie Lyda and Otto Stepp
were married Sunday. We wish them
a long and happy life.
S'ewell Garren of Cocoa Fla.. is vis
iting friends and relatives in this com
munity. f
A party of young people of this
place walked to Bald Rock Sunday af
ternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Guy Lilland are spend
ing a few days in th place.
It will cost Australia about $25,000,
000 to open the Murray river to navi
gation and to construct an Irrigation
system that will develop 1,500,000
acres of land.
Series f Services at Patty's Chapel.
Near Fletcher Ended Sunday
Night Other News. i
(Special to The Hustler.)
Fletcher R- No. 3, , Aug. . 15. The
series of meetings conducted at Pattys
Chapel since August 1, byRev. Mr.
Burgess of Flat Rock came'' to a close
Sunday night.
Mrs. W. W. Bagwell of Balofur spent
the week-end with relatives here.
J. P. Wilkie made a business trip to
Hendersonville last week.
The Oak Forest graded school be
gan Monday with Prof. B. L. Edwards
of Barnardsville and Mis Lottie Mer
rill of Fairview as teachers.
J. F. Livingston spent Monday in
Columbia, S. C Aug. 14. The or
der requiring a health certificate for
all children under 16 years old while
traveling on trains in South Carolina
is now In effect.
Miss Jones of Flat Rocfe, and Mr.
Alf Glazener, City), got those $15
watches offered by the Hustler.'. . .But
now a HO Diamond Rinjr is offered..
Who'll Get that?
Boarding House
pecial Lieemse
Boarding House Keepers must
settle Taxes at once.
This is positively the last call.
City Tax Collector

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