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DECISION IN WEAVER BRtTT CASE JO-DAY ("oum-el for Uritt May Ask for Manda-nsii- Compelling Board to Re-Conine and Properly Dis charge Its Duties," According to this morning's Ashe ville Citizen, Congressman Britt wiir ask that Judge Adams, sitting on the case of Britt vs. Bunccnbe county boar.! of elections, issue a vri jt man damus compelling the board to recon vene and "properly discharge" its duties. It is thought possible that Judge Adams will render a decision In the case today, as the arguments are all in. The publication of th certified vote of Buncombe county in the recent elec tion by the county board of canvassers Friday night gave Zebulon Weaver, democratic candidate, an additional 22 votes, and a total majority of nine vers over his ocponent, James J. Britt. ' The increase in Weaver's vote from 2SS majority in this, county to a ma jority of 310 was caused by the addi tion of unmarked congressional bal lots which have been in dispute since election day. The" ballots separate from all-others.'-contained the, name of only one candiadte and In some in stances were not marked. Mr. Britt's attorneys allege that the unmarked ballots counted for Mr. Weaver were picked in five precincts in the county therein the unmarked ballots were cast for the democratic candidate, Congressman Britt contends that more than 100 unmarked ballots were voted for him throughout the entire district but were not included in the official returns. The hearing in the mandamus case has been in progress all week. Mr. Britt's attorneys claim that the board did not act in accordance with the statutes. The main contention tf the board is to the effect that they did not tave all the returns in at the time they first met to canvass the results, and that adjournment was necessary from time to time until such returns were received. The case is in the hands of the law now for settlement and ail good citizens should abide by the de cision. - - PARENTS-TEACHERS ASSOCIATION MEETS. The Parents-Teachers Association met in the school auditorium on last Wednesday afternoon, the vice presi dent, -Mrs. J. S.. Brown, presiding. Among the first business transacted v.as the election of a president to suc ceed Mrs. L. R. Barnwell, who had re signed. For this position, Mrs. Wheel wright was unanimously chosen and she accepted the honor with a few re marks, pledging her best efforts for the furtherance of the work of the as. sociation. A movement was started at this meeting to fit up a rest room in the school building for the teachers. 'The need of n laboratory for the school was discussed; Mrs. C. E. Brooks and Mrs. John Glenn were named as a .commit tee to go before the city council and ask for an appropriation for this pur pose. Mrs. L. R. Banwell and Mrs. T. w". Valentine were appointed to co -operate with a committee for the "Wo man's Club to secure better pictures at the theatres of the city, for children. T. W. Valentine, secretary of the school board and member of the asso ciation, announced" that the school hoard had under consideration a plan to jrive the city school children free medical inspection and that he thought this commendable work would be re alized at an early date. After the transaction of business, Miss Rosa Edwards, seventh rade teacher, gave a most forceful talk on the importance of punctuality of the child in attendance at school and Mrs. Vheelwright made a report of her ob servations . , in the several recitation rooms of the schooL Her report of the excellent work being accomplished in the school was most gratifying to the many mothers present. This association is jn its infancy as Jet. having been organized but a few Tveeks, but the increased school spirit it has created throughout the town, and fine work it hap already accomplish-. ed augers well for the future welfare of the Hendersonville school. Mrs. w. F. Wo'mble is spending sev eral weeks in Winston.S'alem visiting the family of her son. JUDGE ONLY More Shopping Days 'till And bur readers in the advertising columns of the Hustler a splendid line of suggestions for Holiday Gifts made by Hustling Hendersonville merchants. Read the . advertisements carefully and your will be made easy. Our Advertisers and they Merit your Trade LARGE TANNERY FOR BREVARD ; AT A COST OF $2,0007 1YI11 Bring at Least 200 Hands to That , Town Business Men Subscribe $6,000 for Building Site. The people of Brevard are greatly concerned over what appears to be the certainty of the establishment of a big industrial enterprise in the town with, in a very short time says a special to the Charlotte Observer. Plans are rapidly developing for t&e erection o. the largest tannery and belt factory in the Southern States, with an estimate; expenditure for buildings and equip ment of something like $250,000, and which will bring to the town between 200 and 300 skilled employes. The business men of Brevard have subscribed $6,000 with which to pur chase the building site to donate to the company as an inducement to have the plant located there. Work is expected to start at once, and the establishment pusatd rapid iy to completion. The capital behind the enterprise will be furnished by North ern and Western business men, and the assurance is givea that enoiign capital will be used to do business on a large scale. - It is asserted by those in close touch with the promoters that the monthly payroll will approximate $25,000. In addition to, the business of tan ning leather on a big scale, it is pro posed to'manufacture a high grade of leather belting and possibly some by products of the tanning industry. The plant wil Ibe located just out side the present corporate limits onsa 20-acre tract, easily accessible to the Southern Railway main track, from which several spurs will be run. - DR. HIOREY'S MOTHER DEAD AT HER OHIO HOME. Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Morey have been called to Marysville, Ohip, on account of the death of Dr. Morey's mother, who passed away in that city at the ripe old age of 87 years. Dr. Morey will return to Hendersonville within a week, but Mrs. Morey will remain in Marysvffle for some time. The genial doctor's many friends here sympathize with him in his bereave ment. TAKES POSITION WITH ASIIEVILLE SHOE STORE. F. Z. Morris, of this city, has accept ed a position as n-.r.iager or Pollock's Shoe Store in Asheville and has en tered upon his new duties; Mr. Morris i? a capable shoi ; salesma ratid his many friends bere wish him success in his new location. " Mr. Morris is a member of the Henderson county board of election. " L DEMOCRATS TO KEEP HEADQUARTERS OPEN. Vance C. McCormick, chairman of the democrats national committee, and Homer Cummings. vice chairman, conferred with President Wilson Fri day and arranged to establish in Wash, ington permanent headquarters for the democratic national committee. W. R. Hollister, assistant secretary of the committee.will be in charge of the permanent headquar ters. - ; from now on will find Christmas shopping are Trustworthy PHIXATHEA CLASS MET-r' .'T AND- ELECTED OFFICERS. The East Hendersonville Philathea class held a"Tmsiness meeting on Nov ember 12 and elected the following ofBcrs: Jennie Blythe, president. Amanda Ramsey, vice president. Jessie Shipman, treasurer. Donna V. Laughter, class secretary. Beulah Shipman, missionary secre tary. . Gertie Shipman, 'corresponding sec retary and class reporter. With the assistance Of the Baraca class, this, class is supporing a mis sionary in India and making it possi ble for a "Boy and girl to attend school. " All girls who do not attend another Sunday school, are cordially invited to attend this class. FIELD WORKER HUMANE SOCIETY LECTURES nERE. Mrs. L. T. Weathersbee of Savan nah. Ga., field worker for the Ameri can Humane Education Society of Boston, Mass., - was in the city thi3 week, speaking to the children of the graded schools with a view of organiz ing a local society among the pupils of each grade. The object of these societies is the prevention of cruelty to animals, conservation of the bird of our section, etc. Free literature on the subject will be furnished to each class organizing a society. Tues- aay Mrs. weatnersbee lectured to the children of the colored graded school and organized a society there. Yes. terday she spok to each grade In tho white graded school. . DEATH OF E. W. PERRY! The remains of E. W. Perry, aged about 50 years, who died at his home on Willow street last Thursday, were taken to Pensacola, Fla., for burial. He is survived by his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Perry have been resi dents of Henderson county for the past fifteen years, living until recently on their farm near Osceola Lake. When their home was destroyed by fire they removed to Willow street. The deceased was a eon of the late Ex-Governor Perry and Mrs. Perry of Florida, and ha l been in ill health for a number of years. - PLEASED WITH PAPER. One of our subscribers writes: "I would not be without the Hust ler if the subscription price was twice as much as it is. because it gives re liable news of the county and western North Carolina, and is the only pa per, I think. In this section that does. I am glad Woodrow Wilson is elected president, of the United States for four more years., because . he has been the president of the people and not the special privileges." - , MISS STEEDMAN ILL. Owin to the illness of Miss Bessie Steedman, principal of the- Hender sonville high school, Miss Ruth" Child is taking Miss "Steedman's, place as teacher.'' v Miss "vSteedman's msny frieadj wish her t roedy recovery." VII, CD TO AFINUAL 1 cdiytnoE vif f i f mi BICOUiGIllG REFORT f Rev. 3lr. jVoxable Preached Last fe'w-1- laOn of Conference Year Sunday X ' !$nt Rev.'W. P. Womble preached hu l'st sermon of th conference year at the Methodist 'church Sunday night,' the I theme of his discourse being the "Spir- itual Vision.' Mr, Womple has been f pastor here for three' years and his congregation feeis confident that ha will-return to fill out the four years, the maximum length of time tho con ference allots to its ai nister3 at one place. . . : , v .-: - 1 The annual, meetly of the' Western j North Carolina Conference of the i Methodist Church, S iuih, will convene j at Gastonia Thursday morning cf this ! week, Bishop John C.'.1il?'iresld:ng.t I- ' evening- "fn'r-'onfreipe anrl lii-s nh. - - ---- . .T r: , senca Rev. Mr Davis i exnecrefi to f?li the puiplt atjtjie Methodytichurch. R S. .Wetmurof ...this .. city, is a district burn jor. judgment, demurrei S? ,r- vw" " T " " overruled, and defendant appeals to Rev . Mr. Womble's report for this preWCourt - - - - yw. teTV Sumner, Judgment tn favo shows that taeMethpdista of. this plaintiff. foKtossession ofnd-; rejsort foryar showsthat 67 new.M. , niMTnr t tvt r r- iucmuerx iih.vp npn rpppivfin inrn inn. church, jnaking a total membership cf 505; the Ep worth League has a mem- ! bership of 46 and has raised $90 dur-1 ing the year; the Sunday school Las an enrollment of 500 and has raised , $641; the Woman's Missionary Society nas raised $&64, and that the church has raised for all purposes $5,532. AMENDMENTS ENDORSED IN HENDERSON COUNTS The four constitutional amendments submitted to the voters in the election November 7, received a generous en dorsement in Henderson county, from the few voters; who took occasion to cast their ballots for or against them. Amendment No. 1. restricting local, private and special legislation, bad a total of 191 ballots cast in its favor, with only 9 against. Amendment No. 2, to prevent delays in trial by providing emergency judges, carried by a vote of 210 for and 6 against. " Amendment No. 3,- to prevent special caarters to corporations by the Gen eral Assembly, received 190 votes in its favor to 8 against. Amendment No. 4, to prevent special charters to towns, cities and incorpor ated villages, carried by a vote of 188 to 10. WINS FIFTH PRIZE AT LOUISIANA STATE FAIR. W. R. Reid, manager and butter maker for the Blue Ridrce Creamery of this city, announces that their product nas scored again, mis time winning fifth prize at the Louisiana State fair, which was held in Shreveport, La.. November 1. There were nineteen en tries, the hiehest scorfi beinp: 94, while f the Blue Ridge Creamery was only a point and a half behind the winner of first prize, the score. being 92.5. Blue Ridge Creamery butter won second prize at the North Carolina State fair at Raleigh in October. HUGHES SENDS HIS CONGRATULATIONS. Chas. E. Hughes, republican candi date for president in the recent elec tion, last night sent a telegram to President Wilson- congratulating . him upon his reelection. In his telegram Mr. Hughes says: "Because of the closenese of the vote I have waited the ofllcial count in Cal ifornia, and now that it has been vir tually completed, permit me to extend to you my congratulations upon your reelection. I desire . also to express my best wishes for a successful adminJ istration." - :r- YOUNG EAST FLAT ROCK T V t MAN DIES SUDDENLY Ed Stepp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Stepp.of East .Flat Rock, died almost suaaeniy last Friday nignt ano; was buried at the Jones grave yard nea Upward on Sunday morning, Rev. A. Burgess, of the East .Flat Rock Meth odist church, conducting the funeral. Mr. Stepp was twenty . one years old and ,uhmarried. 1 . ; : 7 - - Small portable electric. : generating plants , are ' used, to supply: electric lights . to 'the German triops 'in:. the COURT ADJOURNS. Came to' a Close Friday After Having . Finished up the Docket. . The November term of -Henderson county" civil 'court adjourned Friday after having finished up the. business that? was scheduled, to come up at this t3rm. Judge Thos. J. Shaw, of Greens boro, was the Judge presiding. - -r Among the cases disposed of were the following. . - E. C. P.eatherstone vs. N. B. Feather, stone, carried to Supreme court. r - The case of J. D. Davis, gaardian of E. Sheppherd vs. P. V. Anders resulted in a mistrial, the case to come up again at the next term of court. Burrell vs. Henders9nville Light and Power Co., continued.' Jackson, Rhodes and Clark, vs. George Switzer. continued. : - C D. Dennis vs. R. D. Warring, judg ment for plaintiff in sum of $1,224.18. with interest from June 23, 1915, judgment- to be Hen on real estate levied upon under attachment . of December 31, 1915. . ' - v - Slayden Fakes & Co., vs. Isaac Jus- : tus & Son, a satisfactory adjustment . having been affected , the case was non. suited. v , G. C. Lyda vs. W. W. Lyda, con- i , r.J. " :1 I ; b h. Miner- vs. k.- F-Toner wa , , - . ;vE r T?WMarsTii' - ment for plaintiff in sum of $250. Mayberry vs. Stevenson, non-suit. ' Freeman vs. Johnson, et al.", judg ment in favor of plaintiff in - sum of $175. . . . W. P. Potts vs. R. P. Anders, judg ment for plaintiff in sum of $400. DEEDS RECORDED. The following real estate transfers were recorded in the office of the reg ister of deeds, for Henderson county last week: " Mrs. K. H. Rae of Buncombe coun ty, to P. L. Rutland of Sumter county, Florida, for $10 and other valuable considerations, lot in Hendersonville. McD. Ray, trustee, to John.L. Orr. for $600, lot in Hendersonville. W. S.Justus and wife to J. C. Hill and wife, for $10 and other valuable considerations, 3 1-4 acres in Hender sonville township. J. C. Hill and wife to W. S. Justus, for $10 and other valuable, considera tions, 3 1-4 acres in Hendersonville. S. Y. Bryson and wife to R, S. Sum mer, for $575, lot in Hendersonville adjoining V. C. V. Shepherd. H. G. Jones and wife to James T Staton, for $300, 73 acres in Blue Ridge township. . " A. J. Williams and wife to J. Mack Rhodes .trustee, for $1,500, lot on Jonas street. A. D. Bryant and wife to Elmira J. Miller, for $3,500, lot on Iowa street. Mrs. L. McButts to Mrs. Anne W. Sinkler, for $10 and other valuable considerations, lot near Highland Lake. E. E. Clement of Spartanburg coun ty, S. C to A. C. Willard, also of Sp'artanburg county, for $200, lot at Hillside park. Wm. Blackwell and wife ta M. C. Thompson, for $74, 19 acres in Crab Creek township. Alice M. Powers to J. A. Rusher, for $500, tract in Clear Creek township. J. A. Rusher and wife, -to Alice "M. Powers, for $800, lot on Yarborough street, city. CARLSON HAS TILL JANUARY TO GIVE HIMSELF UP The respite by Governor Craig in the case of State vs. C. A. Carlson expired November 13, and persons here are interested in what Carlson's next move. will be. He is under bond m the sum of $5,000 andin case he doea not present himself at the state peni tentiary to begin his sentence of five years before the January term of Hen derson county superior court begins,' the bond will be declared forfeited, unless, however. thA governor takes 'further action in the case. It is un derstood that Carlson was in Raleigh last week, and it may - be that he will not have to give himself up until the last minute,7 you might say, hoping in the meantime to secure some action favorable, to him and which will save him from the prison sentence. K. OF P. RE.ORGANIZED. At -a meeting held here last week, the local lodge of the Knights of Py thias was reorganized," Harry Roberta, of i Fletcher, State organizer, haying charge of the re-orgahization. James E. Shipman '. was chosen -'head of the loi?e. - ' ' IGETS G08D PRICE FOR HENKON COUNTY CATTLE AT BALliMCRE Nine Hundred and Twenty Head Sold 5 on Baltimore Market for Canning , Puriwses Brings Back $21,000. J. B. , Sherman, who ' runs a meat market on "East Seventh Avenue, this fall has found a market for and shipped out of, Hendersonville 920 head of cat tle, the 920 head bringing to the far mers of Henderson county $21,000 This price is considered good because in the entire r lot there were very few beef cattle, most of them being scrub stock, and not marketable as beef cat tle. They were all shipped to Balti more and wili.be used in making can ned meats, ; - . ' Rev. George F. Wright, Baptist preacher, r scoutmaster, friend - of schools," and general all-round good , fellow, "got busy . the other day and figured put tnattowing to; Mr. Sherman geiung m loucn wim uie .iiaiuujorw - people ' the saving of a large sum bf money to the people of Henderson county - was . affected. The cattle brought in, -as stated above $21 .000. . rind-it 'eylMuajbeen kept here until7 .aiiother't?eOii4vuI't)iave ..taken r J i ' 9 A - -AT A. m A . C bag of meal a month for each head to feed them an da good deal of rough ness, besides. - That would mean seven . bags of meal per head to feed the cat tle for the next seven months, 6,440 bags in all, and it would have ;ost ther farmers $12,880 to feed the cattle tor this period. If the cattle .had been kept here the tanners would have been short the $21,000 received and in addition would have had to pay out $12,880 for meal, making a total sav ing of $33,880, counting the cost of tho meal alone. It is estimated that counting the roughness the saving would run to about $34,000. It must be remembered that thesar were not beef cattle and this amount could not possibly have been realized selling them as such because they were mostlv scrubs. - I Good beef cattle always command high prices and what this county needs is more of them. Col. T. Gilbert Wood of the Southern Railway company, stopping here several weeks ago, said that there were more beef cattle m this section than usual, and it is grati fying to know that scrub stock will soon be a thing of the past. This sec tion of the country is fine for raising cattle and the chances are that before many years cattle raising will be a big item with the farmers. PISGAH FOREST NOW A FEDERAL GAME PRESERVE. Pisgah National Forest in Western North Carolina near Biltmbre, which was purchased from the George W Vanderbilt estate, has been made a Federal game preserve by prociaiua tfon of the President of tbi United States and deer, wild turhoy, and other game that are said to be pln:! ful in this tract, which is regarded as one of the most interesting places in' the f'Land of the Sky," will be protect ed by the government. This is the first Federal game preserve of its kind to be created east of the !MIssf ssippl river. Pisgah Forest is easily acces sible from all parts of the South, be, ing reached by main lines of the Southern Railway from Knoxviile, Tenn., Salisbury, N C. and SDan-in-burg, S. TJ. " ... ; Owing to th protection avairtst hunting which has been afforded the, tract for a number of years, the game has not been killed out, as is the case In most places in the southern moun tains. "As a game preserve, no hunt ing will be allowed in the forest, and as deer. and other game Increase on the area it is expected that the over flow, will drift out of the Forest and gradually restock adjacent lands. - A movement now is on foot to placf a herd of e!k and one of buffalo in the preserve this winter. Regulations governing .the canning and fishing privileges have been t r-iVn up in cooperation with local citizens and sporting clubs,, and will be issued by "the. Secretary of Agriculture. It Is understood that regulated flshinj: wfli be allowed, but the number of per mits issued the first season . will bo purely experimental, since the canao-. ity of the streams Is not known. Friends here of W. P. Whitmire. Jr., wiirt hat been takinsr a ' graduate ' course in pharmacy at . the state unl-, versify, will be interested to know that bp baf snCcessfullv nftBSed the exa'mi, nation and been given Mcense to crae tice pharmacy i-i V.-'- -t'1?."''--?-'."