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THURSDAY, MAT 1st, 1919
K .1
f rench Broad Hustler
Published Utery Thursday
Entered at the Postoffice at
Hendersonvilie as Second class '
matter -
All subscriptions payable in
advance and discontinued upon
expiration after notification.
Subscription Rates
One Year . S1-00
,Uix Moatns -50
Jiiree Months -25
THURSDAY, MAY 1st, 1919
President Wilson has offended the
Italian diplomats attending the Peace
Conference -by reiterating the pro
nouncement long ago promulgated
that America entered the world war
in defense of principle and not for
spoils. Secret compacts are inde
fensible and the people of this country
do not wish to become parties to a
peace that cannot be defended in the
open. It may be true that President
Wilson's declaration on the Italian
claims to Flume almost took awsk the
breath of that country's delegates to
the Peace Conference but it occasions
but littie surprise on this side of the
Atlantic. The American people, are
coversant with the President's sense
of justice and know that he possesses
the courage of his convictions. Se!
fishness and greed do not appeal to
him any more in France than in
America. In the re-construction or
Jhe world he believes that the smaller
nations are entitled to the same pro-
tectiort and privileges th'at are accord
ed to the larger ones, which is the!
only guarantee to an enduring peace.
It is true,' as the president - says,
that "America is Italy's friend." Her
people are drawn, millions strong,
from Italy's own fair country sides
She is linked in blood, as well as in
affection, with the Italian ( people.
Such ties can never be broken. AnC
America wi?s privileged, by the gene
rous commission of her associates In
the war, to initiate the peace wo are
about to consummate to initiate it
upon terms which she had herself
formulated and in which I wa3 her
spokesman. The compulsion H up?a
her to square every decision sac takes
a part in with those principles. She
caiL-do nothing else. She tru.sU Italy,
and in her trust believes that Italy
will seek nothing of her that eannof;
be unmistakably consistent with those
sacred obligations.
"The interests are not now in ques
tion, but the rights of peoples, of
states new and eld, of liberated peo
ples, 'whose rulers have never ac
counted them worthy of a right;
. above all the right of the world to
peace and to such settlement of iur cr
ests as shall make peace secure.
These a-nd these orfly are the princi
ples upon which she can consent to
make peace. Only upon thos? nniKj
pies she hopes and believer will the
people of fltaly ask her to makeviH;at1te."
This is the last word. Prescient
Wilson means business. The titnrultc
struggle for the liberation of nations
and peoples reached the climax witn
American soldiers defending the pin
ciples outlined by their President: up
on America's entrance into the war.
They( fought to make the world safe
for Demotracy and not to satisfy the
fcreed of any nation, large or small
Allowing the claims of Italy in the
Adriatic region would block in from
'the sea behind the coast of Dalmatia
the hew independent nations which
are to become members of the Lea
gue of Nations and President Wilson
clearly , points out the danger and in
justice of such a course. He woulfi
have Fiume serve as the outlet of th
commerce, not of Italy alone, but of the
land to the north and northeast of that
port; Hungary, Bohemia, Rumania,
and the states of the new Jugo-Slav
group. "To assign Fiume to Italy,"
says the President, "would be to cre
ate the feeling that we have deliber
ately put the port upon which all
those countries chiefly rTepend" - Tor
their access to the Mediterranean in
the hands of a powar of which it did
not form an integral part and 'Those
sovereignty, if set up there, must in
efitably seem foreign, not domestic or
identified with the commercial and in
dustrial life of the regim:? which the
port must serve." .No further argu
ment is necessary, Mr. President.
"Stand by your guns," and the Ameri
can people will continue to stand by
I) Buitotv
Mr. T. R. Barrows, for a long
time associate editor of this paper, is
with us again. Those Vho were privi
leged with a perusal of lasrweek's is
sue need not be ) told that Mr. Bar
rows had a hand in its production
That inimitable style of his carries a
personality that is readily recognized
in Hendersonvilie. When it comes to
presenting news that IS news, in sucn
a way as to attract the most critical
reader, he stands in a class to him
self. This town never had a finer
booster in the newspaper game than
Tom Baiows and, although removed
from home environments for a con
siderable period, his facile pen has
lost none of its cunning; nor has his
faith in Hendersonvilie. become the
least bit shaken. He still believes in
the old town and this paper con
siders itself exceedingly fortunate in
enlisting his valued services.
Mr. Barrows succeeds to the pos
lion oi managing euuor ana it is
needless to say that he will make this
'alGum of song" a newspaper in fact
as well as in name, with the kind oi
cooperation the progressive citizen
ship of Hendersonvilie .is capable of
giving him. This paper has but one
outstanding purpose in existing thai
of serving Its constituency and havin
a hand in the advancement of Hen
dersonvilie. Anybody can knock, bur.
that practice is generally employed by
those who happen to possess more
brass than brains. We would have
that class take a back seat anc5. let the
boosters join with Mr. Barrows and
this paper in passing the word aloDg:
"Watch Hendersonvilie Grow."
Uncle Sam is no more able to pay
his present debts with money you lent
in previous loans than he was able
to meet a prevailing situation on the
battlefront in France with men who
had already given their lives in prev
ious drives.
Forget-what you have done.
When the American soldier was
called upon for another attach, Le
didn't think of what he had done, but
of what he had to do. The American
citizen is called upon to prove him
self worthy of what the boys did in
France. " .
- Even when victory was remote the
men on, the, batlefields . went on witli
enthusiasm. The people at home
were equally enthusiastic in contri
buting funds although they did . not
know how many more times they
would be called upon. Victory .was
their objective. They were as deter
mined to reach it as were the Ameri
can soldiers.
How' much more enthusiastic
should the nation be over this present
drive the Victory Liberty Loan drive.
The objective has been reached soon
er than expected. This is the last
Liberty Loan.
The American army didn't fight and
fall back. It kept going ahead. The
American people are not going to fall
back either. . They are going further
this time than ever before.
rour country is sill protecting
your rights-, your liberties, your Wei-
fare. Still making it possible for you
to live as an American.
As an American you will always re
ceive protection." The government
realizes its duty to you and needs no i
urging in the performance of this
As an American you should not fail
to realize and appreciate what your
government is to you. You should be
awake to its present situation. "Sou
should know why bjlilons of dollars
are needed.
As an American you should render
the same help to the government that
it renders you. And as the govern
ment is 'constantly ready to protect
you regardless of the number of calls,
you should be ready and eager to re
spond to its present appeal the Vic
tory Liberty Loan.
"The Hun is still watching" is the
warning on one of the posters for the
Victory Liberty Loan, and "Show him
we're in Earnest" is its appeal.
This warning is a fact that every
American should bear in mind. now.
Each individual should assume as
much responsibility as he can bear in
the way of a liberal subscription to
the present loan. It is the only way
the job can be finished in the proper
way. " : - .
If Germany in watching should no
tice the slightest lagging of the-American
people during ,this campaign, it is
bound to arouse in her -a certain
amount of hope. There must be no
lagging. i . t
Answer the appeal. "Show the Hun
we're in earnest" by blinding the
watching eyes with another victory.
Is that elegant home in vhich you
live, in quiet and comfort paid fox?
If not, could you remain i-i it ;i 0t
ceased to meet tne , ODAigaiions you
have incurred to obtain it?. -.AVer ytul
permitted to make payments on i
during construction and .stop payag
as soon as it was completed? . The
answer is obvious. Well, for ihe j-as
four years the civilized world has
been constructing an abode where men
and women may live in the years to
follow in peace and security. During
the construction period, heavy ana
exacting payments have been made
The wonderful structure, now stands
high above the ground and gives
promise of being the most comfortable
abiding place man ha3 ever kno-v:,
with all modern conveniences o hie,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
But the deferred payments have not
yet been completed. If we st(-p these
payments and turn back the job on the
builders, the new-raised walls win
fall about us and the roof will drop in
The Victory Loan will complete the
job in good shape; Are you (Joins?
your best to help "put it across? '
The wheels of American business'
must begin to turn briskly and
steadily to bring about a healthy, vig
orous business life in wuich labor
will be fully employed and progress
for the benefit of mankind caa :ie on
gendered, i? a i establi:art:eac which:
has been engaged upon wav v.iateii.ils
a nnot be paid by the oGyerninunt
because the government lacks funds,
it must put out its fires and close its
doors. If it can be pisid, this ju i
enable it to immediate!:' K'f,in tne
manufacture of the tho.is.iud jf i r-
tcles-wanted-by the A aerie an peo
ple, which have not ben made be
cause they -were not din-el1. y essen
tial to the demands of the war. Labor
will be kept busy and prosp. -rity
would follow, as a matter of couise.
Money invested in Government ? vur-
ities is lubrication for American busi
ness. With the Victory Loan in the
hands of the people, instead of the
banks, the rest will be easy. Let
evei-y patriot rush to the rescue.
Hon. Harry W. Stubbs, of William
ston, N. C, ho.3 ben spending awhile
at the Kentuck Home. -Mr. Stubbs is
chairman. of the North Carolina Code
Commission and a member of the
General' Asembly. .th
Sergeant Louis E. Hester ly left on
Wednesday morning for Fort Mc
Pherson, Ga., after spending a 10 day
furlough with his mother on Washing
ton, street.
. The . following letter has been re
ceived.by the county chairman ' of tie
Woman's Liberty Loan committee: .
"you. can offer the children of the
Grammar Schools of your county, a
prise for the best essay written 'on
"The Reasons and Need of the Victory
Loan." The children are not to re
ceive any help on these essays and r
would, suggest that you have some one
speak to them on the subject before
tliey attempt to write the essay
The best essay is to be selected
from, each school and read ztt an ap
.pointed place, with three judges to de
cide on the merits of each.
I .will endeavor to give a German
helmet for a prize, but if this is not
possible, a. Victory Loan medal." t
Yours for the Victory -Loan,
State Chairman
.National Woman's Liberty Loan
111 il ITT
One Reo Sedan, One Buick Sedan, Ortte
Hudson Suner Six Sedan and one
Hudson Super Six Touring Cai All
Seven Passenger cars, 1918 models
: In good condition. Address .""
G: E. CLAX0N ; '
; Spartanburg, S. Cl-.l
FOR SALE Fine transplanted tomato
plants, 15c per dozen at Mrs. S. M
Howard's. Phone 38-J. 11-3 t-d' I
WANTED Comfortable and reasonT
able ; country 'or suburban boarding
'during the summer months'for laey
and two children. Address Box
788, Lakeland, Fla: 13-lt-p.
The Gossip
of Main St.
The devil has resigned. No, not the
devil you are thinking of--he's still on
the job. The devil of the Hustler
office has resigned. He said it was
getting too hot for him and he reck
oned he would go out on Main street
for awhile and see if those benches
were still there.
This little devil could, perspire, or
sweat, moie perspiration or sweat
while contemplating a. task than any
other person now upon earth. To
think of wrapping up a package of
letterheads caused the sweat to break
out in grekt gobs upon his devilish
brow. To contemplate delivering
them gave him the appearance of hav
ing taken a bath with all his clothes
on. When he sirept the hardwood
floor of this office he left pools of
moisture in his tracks and it was
quite impossible for him to start a
fire during any of these charmingly
cool mornings we have had of late.
The atmosphere surrounding him was
altogether toodamp. So he said he
thought he would go to Asheville,
where things were more quiet, by a
right-smart. A .
He leaned against, over and on top
the mahogany editorial desk while
handing in 'his resignation. He said
he was sorry, but he reckoned The
Hustler would have to get . along
without him, if it could. So any un
usual shortcomings in this journal
this week may be charged up to the
devil. Most things are charged up to
him, anyway.
The doors of the Justus pharmacy
stand Invitingly wide open, and jusc
inside are wooden buckets filled with
seeds. An English sparrow has
found here an easy way of picking up
a living, and flutters in and out all
during -the day. At least f the 'store
clerks say- it is the same sparrow, for
they recognize the little robber from
a peculiarly impudent look in his tiny
It was on Main street, the walk of
fashion, where gowns of the latest
twelve-cylinder model are often seen.
Such a gown was plainly visible there
yesterday. Its skirt was tight oh, so
very. tight. And it had a slit, or slash,
or aperature, dr opening, which alone
permitted its fair owner to navigate,
as it were. An old colored woman
walked slowly behind this skirt, tech
nically known as a "shuffle skirt," it
is stated. Admiration and wonder
and amazement too, were all writ
large on her face, ,At last she could
bear the soul-searing strain no longer
anxl hastening on she wiiispereG
hoarsely in the lady's shell-like ear.
" 'Scuse me, mam, but yo skirt am
busted cleun up to to "
Bit onfu3ion overcame her and she
said no more.
At a recent meeting of Henderson
ville' business men interested in the
Victory loan, there were few.sr present
than Chairman E. W. Ewbanfc
thought the importance of the occa
sion demanded. . It was proposed thaz
the meeting be - postponed, all those
present promising to be present again
next time.
"You'll all be here?" queried the
chairman rather dubiously. 4
"Sure, we'll all be here," came the
"Very well, then," replied fhe Vic
tory Loan chairman. "But come up
and be sworn, please!"
-"Hendersonvilie is the only city
that I know of where the postoffice
grounds are landscaped so prettily as
here," said a traveling man, the other
day; "And my territory is large for
I travel through many states. The
f arrangement of all that grcea shrub
bery is remarkably attractive and with
the splendidly; kept lawns form a pe
culiarly appropriate sel.ing for a
building - of unusual architectural
beauty." .
WANTED Nice respectable white
woman without encumberances to
keep &ouse and cook for two. Easy
work, and a good home for the right
party. Address, Box 522, Hender
sonvilie, N.C, '13-lt-c.
At After -
Our higher-priced suits for men
and boys have been reduced
from $5 to $ 1 0 the suit.
Boys' suits have been reduced
from $2.00 to $5.00 the suit.
If It's
ats You Want
We sell sample
hats, too, at one
price. Straws
Musical Instruments
We have a full line of musical
instruments violins, banjos,
See our 12 l-2c Percals
We can save
work shirts and
For Shoesfor Shoe Bargains
visit either of our two stores.
Cuts the Price and Sells the Goods
'f ML. - ill
&e&cG is
Worth any price we have to
pay for it!
Some of this price we ' have
paid. Many of our boys have
paid their all. The rest is up
to usto us who have benefited
by their sacrifices to us whose
peace has been secured.
Back the Victory Liberty Loan'
to .your limit!.
Victory Liberty
the - War Prices I
hats, and good
- half the original
and . Panamas
you money
! "
Loan Committee
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