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..... . ... 1 VA v ' h l cVN r - ' . - , 4 ' .ft f . r M this M mm aKe X A Jewelry One Nineteen Hundred and Seventeen Years ago our ancestors made the FIRST CHRISTMAS, at Bethlehem, a Jewelry One and they brought their Gifts of Gold and Silver and gave them with Joy. 1? 4 1 ?4 4- r4. fv'. ft A .If ' t . v r. . . , IS This is Again the Age i Substantial Presents MAKE YOUR XMAS SELECTIONS EARLY f or F.'A.-iJX.SS. v - ran T T T T 1 n. nawKins i C -:"3 .Ti . jrt" 1 i: Mi 4 &s on Jewelers and Opticians Henderson ville, N. C. ... . ... . . .. ! -A. ' A EEAS05ABLE APPEAL. The people of North. Carolina have never failed to tread the path of duty open to them. To each and every call to service, they have responded with liberality and cheerfulness. Her young men . are ; covering themselves with glory by eivdences of devotion to the flag, in word and action, and will give a, splendid account of themselves at every, turn of - the way towards a last ing peace. Her captains of industry and her sons of toil have opened their hearts to the Liberty Loan, the Red Gross, and the cause espoused by "the Young Men's Christian Association. Her noble , women have dedicated them selves to the service of their country and. are showing to the world a love for jiuman freedom that is beautiful to contemplale: The cries of heartbrok en mothers, starving children, outrag ed daughters, an dtortured fathers, in unspeakable need beyond the ocean wave, "have fallen upon sympathetic ears throughout our Christian land, with our people, the first consideration is the honor of the flag, the safety of the Nation, and peace to all the world. And it is well, for without self-sacrifice true happiness may not be attained in this world. .;- But while the measure of the Na tion's honor, and the Nation's heart is being taken, in relation to world con ditions of today, let us not overlook the urgent needs of fatherless and mother less at our own doors. For. after all, charity begins at home. Let us not overlook the hundreds of dependent 1 children 'whom the orphanages of our State are training for individual effi i clency and good citizenship. 'iJvery 1 one of these institutions needs better equipment and larger support, and ' 1 - m j i 111. every one 01 tnem is Desiegeci wiiu ap-. plications for admission which must be denied for lack of means. Their ca pacity must be increased, or else hun dreds of children now wandering the highways and by-ways. subject to every evil temptation the world has. to offer, will be neglected and ' probably irre trievably lost. We cannot we will not forget, for the Master says, "In- asmucn as ye nave done u unto one pi the least of these ye have done it unto Me." We are admonished to conserve the products of the farm, the forest, the factory, and the mine. Is it not equal ly aye, vastly more important to conserve the future manhood and wo manhood of North Carolina Shall the orphaned children of this glorious old commonwealth be handicapped for life because, in their tender years, they did not have the sheltering care and culture of an orphan home? , - The North Carolina Orphan Associa tion again calls upon every man, wo man, and child in the State to contri bute 'on, or near, Thanksgiving Day at least one day's income (more if they will; less if they can do no better) to the orphanage of his or her choice. The need for such a call was never more urgent than now. , Expense nec essary to the maintenance of every or phan home in the. State has increased, while the responsibilities have multi plied. So, let not the day pass with out making a thank-offering to your Master, by denying yourself some pleasure, some luxury, even some ne cessity, to help the helpless become what their God and your God intended they should attain in this life and in the life to come. This is a reasonable request for any one can share, with the orphans the earnings of one day out. o fthree hun dred and sixty-five. It is practicable for rich and poor alike can participate in it. The business and professional man, the farmer, the landlord, the lender. the wage earner, the salaried worker, the housewife, the news and messenger boys EVERYBODY.old and young. of all creeds and classes,- may unitein beautiful co-operation for the support of a needed civic and Chris tian philanthropy. DECLARES THE COAL ' v SITUATION IS CRITICAL. ; Administrator McAllister Trying to Impress Fact U?on the People of Sorth Carolina, . - I Greensboro, Oct. 27.rMr. A W. Mc Alister, state fuel administrator, today In nil M i t 1 1 w "W"K xii ui. tug ciuuriuvu ui fuel administration committees in the state about the seriousness of the coal situation. He declares just that peo ple of the state do not realize'- just how critical the situation is, and he is doing all in his power to impress' this upon the people. Mr. McAlister today, issued the following statement: 5 . "Without desiring to unduly alarm, the 'state fuel administration is thor oughly satisfied, from the vast number of m-gent appeals for coal that are be ing received daily from various sec- . tions of the state, and in view of the continued uncertainty as to the ade quate supply and distribution of coal, with all the assistance that the United States fuel . administration can give, that there is going to be serious suffer ing for. want of fuel, unless the various ' cities and towns in North Carolina take seriously and without delay the sug gestion that wood be substituted for coal just as far as it is possible to do SO. ' . t r . ' "I do not mean to make the Impres sion that it is going to be necessary to substitute wood for coal entirely, V.-.1 4- T A n 4-n nnn tknt t 4. uul x uu uicau iu nay lixai. iu.e Diueat and most practical way for us here in NorthCarolina where wood is so abund dant. to safeguard "ourselves against suffering: from coal, is for every indi- vidual, institution and community; to immediately j take the trouble to pro vide for the use of wood as a substitute for coal as far as it is possible to do it. "This is no . time for argument or discussion as to whether or not; any proposed method of handling wood tends to be socialistic or otherwise, for we have a serious condition, Land not a theory, to deal with. The state administration is using all of its In fluence and effort to secure through, the United States fuel administration. North Carolina's pro rata of coalland ' we believe that the United States fuel administration is doing everything tin, its power to this end --In the mean time, let everybody go to, work definite-, ly and immediately toj provide fori the use and and a supply of wood. If this is done, there is not going to be serious suffering or inconvenience in North -Carolina this winter. If it is not done, the state fuel administration willnot answer pr the consequences. If w,ood can be had in sufficient quantities find at a reasonable price through the deal ers by all means let it be supplied that way; but if it cannot be had in suffi cient quantities and at a reasonable price in this way, we urge you to ven leavor to induce your municipal au thorities to use their equipment and resources in meeting the situation, re gardless of any obstructions, by inter ested dealers or arguments of those who are content with theorizing.; but are offering no practical solution to an, exceedingly serious situation." v HORSE SHOE ITEMS. Mrs. L. E. Davenport is confined to her joom with tonsilitis. tending the Spartanburg fair at Spar-, tanburg. S. C Mr. and Mrs. Everett Moffitt of . Bre vard, spent the week end with their . parents: Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Moffitt. - t rv -r 1 i mi j Kev. jlouis tr. Jituison leu Auursuajr , . for Spartanburg, wherp he will hold a . series of meetings at Duncan Memorial church. Miss Flora Murray who is attending school at Brevard Institute is visiting Let North Carolina ; her aunt. Mrs. T. P. Jimison. make th approaching Thanksgiving a Mr. Fred Merrltt of Pisgah Forest - day of historic importance; a day on. spent the week end visiting friends In " which the hearts of the people were Horse Shoe. opened to the little ones whom our i Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Johnson of Ashe- . splendid orphan homes are endeavor-. ville spent Sunday with home folks, ing to save from degeneracy and ob- J Mrs. Alice Duncan was called to Ar-j: livion. aen Monaay on accouni 01 me serious To this end we call upon the editors j illness of her sister. Mrs. Polly-Jones. of our papers, daily and weekly, seen- The new public school building . is lar and religious, to give the widest CONDITIONS 1VITH ALLIES Beinsr Eartrly Inquired Into by tlie President Men Who Have Made Ob servations Recently Are Welcome Guests at White House. Washington, Oct. 28. From, a num ber of prominent Americans recently retrned from European war fronts, President Wilson is gathering first hand testimony concerning conditions there and among civilian populations of America's allies. Men who have made observations within the last few 'weeks across the Safer havd been' welcome visitors to the Whr House, where, they have been plied, -.with, questions by the Presidents. by cable, from allied countries, are said to. be caused by only small proportions of the people and represent the spirit of he nations no more than cases of draft resistance represent America's ideas. Russia holds the President's special interest. Dr. Franl: Billings, the Chi cago physician who headed the Amer ican Red Cross special mission to that country, gave him strong assurance that the Russian common people wish passionately for the defeat of German militarism and intrigue, and have little thought of courting :peace until that result is accomplished. The radical Bolsheviki pacifists,- - - he said, : are a small minority, and their activity is Influenced by German. agents. rwiAwhat similar reports .were FIRST GERMAN SOLDIER CAPTURED BY U. S. TROOPS. according to most ot these callers. arf r-TS&SZ i . i . - A XI.-. )iri lOTia I VI I A ,111 LLLli-i a., luciuuvto " - ; reports -on ina spirit oi iue vix." . .a f T11Sqio who whose morale has such' tremendous - government effect on the enthusiasm of tnem nave wiu fcentiy . .. Willia Allen wnite, jvansas euiwr, a White House visitor a few days ago, o most ot wesewy?, 77 mDmhPra nf the American reports-on thd spirit of the ciyuians- :ir3ro V. Vnta who armie??. "How do the people talk? "What do they think?" "How strong "Is their determination to win the war?" These are typical queries to which th Presi dent is reported as seeking full an swers. So far. the answer? almost univer sally have been that the great mass of civilians of France. England, Russia, Italy and other allies want no cessa tion of the war until Germany's men ace is removed. Peace agitation, food riots and other seeming indications of 'dissatisfaction reported occasionally. m Wilsori that food riots in Itr.l ian citief? wer causoa dt popuii-icci-inc ag Inst .bakers and food manipula tors and did not reflect dissatisfaction v-'t.h the principles or conduct of the war. - ; - y We are Rivlnpr away an S piece al io mi num set wltlt every range sold from Nov. 7 to Nov. 13 at Henderson Tillo ITardwaro Co. 11-1'ltc American Field Headquarters, in France. Oct. 29. American troops, in the trenches On a quiet sector of the front, have captured their first German prisoner. The German was taken Saturday night when he stumbled into an Ameri can patrol while carrying messages. He refused to, halt when the sentry challenged him, and was shot. - . He was Immediately seized by. the Americans and.! under guard, sen to the field hospital in; the rear, where he died this morning. ' The German was captured by two Polish-American troopers f roni Chica go and Milwaukee. ' ' V r . possible publicity to this movement, j three room building which would , do which is philanthropic in purpose and ! credit to any community. School is i ni-ll : J i. . nil ! J3 X J A J. i,. 1f(n kJLCtLO V iVXU XXX CAtCUL f van Uil Ul I . C -V J bl KH K,J UMU ill a, DUUlb V&XU. including pastors, Sunday school su- 'cipal. n perintendents. women workers, and r Tom Duncan and wife of Asheville others of influence, to urge the giving are visiting at this place. of a day's income to some one of our - orphanages; we call upon the officers BEAUTIFUL MAYBANKS H03IE of the various fraternal orders to brin.q; COrrPLETED AT LARGE EXPENSE this appeal to the attention of eac i x manin-their membership and enlist fcU One of the Handsomest Homes In the -snnnort of this modest offering: we re-i Flat Rock Settlement. spectmully request all superintendents j. T"--5 new home of Mr. and Mrs. John My son. a soldier sailed for France i leges, and universities to induce their Roc sas just been completed on the dlXU. 1 1 I.'IIUO tVJ Uilllo Willi Lll'i-i X' ldt Jn. U11T aL axx vA uoc VOUliaJLtAL j in giving a day's work or wages to t-e 'ed in """e neighborhood of $30,000. - needy orphans of North Carolina. We This i nificent : mansion overlook . i invoke the cooperation of doctors, mer- ithe cit: Hendersonville and is loca-. A QUESTION. today And I, his mother, wait long and pray That God will give him victory And bring him safely back to me. i chants, public officials, and all others; ted on r - Maybanks estate bordering j with local following to pass the word His sweetheart, too. waits there beybnd along, with ' the. Divine injunction I 'TArov r-rt i 1 n r Hk Will rtf VAMr SOLDIER SHOT DEAD BY CHATTTANOOGA SLEUTH. Chattanooga, Oct. 29. J. W. Flanni gan. a prlate in 'the Eleventh Infantry, was shot and killed late Sunday night by Joe J. Ivana, secretary to the chief of Chattanooga's detective force. The tragedy was the climax to a drunken brawl in a restaurant, both soldier and officer being intoxicated. The situation is believer to bear di rectly upon the recent charges made by the Provost Guard to the effect that members of the detective force have been tipping off law violators, frustrat ing raids by , the. Guard on immoral houses and bootlegging joints. the hill While evening falls., but twilight, lin- gers still; ; - " -. : ;;- To her it seems their parting's bitter ' gaii : " But she forgets he is his mother's all. ' I picture him a little, boy. at. play -V And thea the stalwart man he is .stood today; ' 1 ' ' ' ' ' : I see him hurt in battle grim .- ! And whisper mother words to him Tomorrow to his sweetheart I shall go To "comfort her, whose suffering I know, But, secretly, I'll -pray him guidance on; ' . I miss him: BuiT God. what if he had not gone! William Colin Price in The State. Note Mr. Editor: Will you publish, in full, this little poem, and article we send you?. Then send copies of your paper to Fort Caswell. May every wo man and girl in town and county Tead carefully these printed words. ; - v' A SUBSCRIBER. is not tne win or Father which as in heaven that one of these litle ones shall perish." Actions speak louder'than words. ' 1 J . .. M. SH1PMAN, '.'j JAMES" R. YQUNGj : - JOHN D. BERRY, ' J's ""V"...A.:'S. BARNES1'8 v"" FJ':o:: LIVINGSTON JOHNSON; ' Raleigh N. C. Pafclicity Committee. ; List, of Orphanages. , Eapttst Orphanage. Rev. M. L. Kes ler . Supt, Thomasville. Methodist Orphanage, Rev. A. SJ Barnes. Supt, Raleigh. ' ' Presbyterian Orphanage.. Rev. W. T. Walker, Supt.. Barium Springs. Methodist Orphanage, W. Thomp son. Supt.. Winston-Salem. ' Thompson Orphanage, Rev. W. J. Smith, Supt.-, Charlotte. Methodist Protestant Home, H. A. Garrett, Supt. High Point. Oxford. Orphan Asylum, R. L. Brown! Supt., Oxford.-... V- ' ; Christian Orphanage, C. D. Johnston Supt. Elon College. . Odd Fellows Home, C O. Baird Hendersr "He and Flat Rock. The .-ev ' "tectual designwas made , atid superir . nded c -iby ; Earle G. Still; well, local f; hitect. and is said to be:. o&e of the fir: v,t homes of 'its kind in the-state.. :. : y;-;.;:r ,r The btiilding- contract : was:; fulfilled? by' thQ local vfim! of Gurley and Gil?T reath, which firm has done a major ityj of the! latrge "buildings of the. city iriire-. cent Vears' ' r i ':;: eepted his new-home, he. was agreeahljj surplised at the expert workmanship; of Hendersonville labor.' He compli-r mented the architect as-well as the contractors in giving him the building 'they did. ' ' 1 Pythian Home; C. W. -Pander. Supt, Clayton. : Eleida Orphanage, Rev. X. P. Comp ton. SuDt, Asheville. - - - Children's Home Society, L. H. Put nam. Simt.. Greensboro. Nazareth Orphans' Home. Rev. W. B. Werner.1 Supt. Crescent! Nazareth Orphanage, Rev. Geo. A. Woods, Sut. Raleigh. ' Mountain Orphanage, A H. Temple Sunt, Balfour. Falcon Orphanage, C. B. Strickyand, 't.. Fslon. . '