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There will be three different land
auetion sales in Hendersonville next
wee"k, all conducted by Penny Bros.,
the .men. responsible for the very,
successful sale of the W. A. Smith
property last week. The land to be
offered is highly desirable in every
way, and at the present low values
for -real estate here offers a certain
and safe investment.
The famous Toms' hill will be sold
on August 5, at 10:30 in the morn
ing. S. Maxwell will sell his superb
property on Fifth avenue certainly
a. street where no chances are taken
by investors, and where thousands of
dollars is. now being spent for new
homes. . This will be on August 7,
at 3:30 in the afternoon.
J. H. Ripley will sell fifty lots on
Third and Fourth avenues. This sale
of desirable city lots will be held on
August 7, at 10:30 in the morning.
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To appear at Opera Hoase In Benefit
Performance for Patton Memorial
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. Itis understood that one of tin
i bestf known Asheville msrehauts in
tends opening a store in Henderson
viliet He Is a man known not only
through Western North Carol in but
through a wider extent of ih south
Jas one who puts his sho-iWcr to U.e
wheel of civic progress an.i pushes--HARD.
- After a thorougn .j.;wt:sation of
conditions here ha has. it i9 taer
Stood, definitely decided to invest in
the town's future.
RJ A- McTyer, a guest at the Ken-
tucky Home, and who 4uys and sells
railroads, says that :HendefsonvllIe
JaaV about the finest future of any
town of which he has any knowledge.
I He excepts Orlando, Florida, but not
raan other places. Mr. and Mrs.
'McTyer have been coming to Hen
dersonville each sumWr ; for many
' yearyiad he notes the changes
the changes which time brings.
. m. McTyer, the other day, bought
4thraeivUlewand Western railroad,
i wiich ends not far f roni- Henderson
ville, paying, for it $75,000. On last
Kbad3y:iie,:ld, the road for $84000.
5Ie U oa oijthe. best Known bankers
ad railroad men in thetouth and a
. aoensistent booster of Fhjrida.
fed m
Last 'Sunday the Ke.tt'tc! Home
f2d peope. That means. &a?a a
t?sfew;S;. man here, that cogle
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People die
some of them,
are forgotteu-
and are forgotten
Newspapers die and
-some of them. The
French . Broad Hustler is about to die,
for it has been sold. These are its
hist words, for even its name will be
changed, but it will not be forgotten..
Thi3 paper was born in the moun
tains and came to Hendersonville
many, many years ago. It came to a
Hendersonville quite different from
the Hendersonville of today a quiet,
a beautiful., village with a row of
great trees down its always calm
Main street, disturbed not by the dis
cordant honking of many motor cars.
A quaint and a very small street car,
drawn by a pair of sedate brown
mules, ran from its owner's home on
Main street to the station. The fare
was five cents, which you deposited
in a box at the front end of the car,
where it was under the driver's eye.
"Jim" Rickman was a leading mer
chant and "Old, Jim" Waldrop sold
real estate. His office was in a little
brown building where they are now
excavating for a new bank and the
sign over the door read "Smith and
;Wldrop.'" Captain Toms was the
village capitalist and the old Virginia
House ' stood where now the million
dollar bank has its home. Colonel S.
V. . Pickens was a familiar figure on
streets less crowded than today,
streets' less crowded than today and
Dr. IPeSfr'.prapttced :his profession.
A crushed stone, walk, .pot . the- ar
iest to travel, ran the length of Main
street and- when'the town,,eame''td int
prove this with a twehty-fbot concrete
pavement, long and serious was the
discussion of the startiling innova
tion. The school system well, the
school system was somewhat different
from what it Is today, and the board
of trade, father of the present effi
cient organization, was working hard
for the good of the town. The meet
ings were held in the commissioners
room in the court house, and some
times the lights would go out, and
I sometimes there would be but a very
small handful of the faithful present,
but always were there present "Jim'-'
Waldrop and one other W A. Smith.
And it seems that while Time has
worked many changes here, has sent
some on a journey and is responsible
for many queer things, it seemp that
Time has touched "Bill" Smith ;nost
lightly of all. In those days there
was the same vehemence, the same
optimism, the same determination in
this builder of Hendersonville ihat
there is today. Some cf those Voarft
of trade meetings were mighty In
teresting. ,....
It was at one of these gatherings
that the decision was reached to. afi
vertlse Henderson vil I o. The work on
the first town booklet was all done n
the Hustler office and all of the boys
were proud of that "vcrk. On the
cover of the little booklet were two
gates open. This was printed in gold.
It suggested, it is needless to. say,
that the gates to Hendersonville, . the
gates to opportunity, were wide open.
Yes, that was sure some nif;y piece
of Job printing, not at. all in she same
class with the nw ; town booklets of
many- colors and wonderful pictures.
Well, it wotjld be possible to go on
and talk forever about that HusUer
ofSce of those days and thai most
beautiful village of those days.
But ever, since then, and before then
tor that; matter,-the Htwtler. has al
ways been telling everyone . Just- how
fine a tdtrn it home town was . ajsd
just how .proud it was fo liva in such
a' town.'.;. Editorially .and locally f it
has printed many mile's of words ct
the good things tobefpand .here, .and
of the otter things It- has printed but
very few words, indeed.' In this re
spect it "is like Judge Pacer-may his
shadow never -grow less, and he
I !S ? HI I I 1 ntT rUVimff- . MIA rSaaa ' .
mi hill fit tuiuKt m mm over year bring
I continue prtId m$M , clrk of , tn
Under the caption "Hendersortville
Does Things." The Asheville Citizen
said, editorially, on July 25:,
"Hendersonville people know that
the way to prosperity and eenimunity
accomplishment is by y;ork and
doing things. Tha French Broau
Hustler in a booster building edittou
tells the story of a half-million dol
lars to be spent by our , hustling
neighbors on business establishments
and residences. The building pro
gram includes a new hotel to cos:
$100,000; residences valued at $50,000;
the Home Ice and Oil company$100,-
000 for developments whiQh '"will in-
elude a storage plant; new Garage
for the Hendersonville jAutomobile
company; $50,000; the Citizens' Na
tional bank an dthe First Bank and
Trust company will erect new office
buildings at a cost. of, $100,000 each;
there will be a new apartment build
ing and a new. office structure as wel:
as additions to hotels aud'other busi-
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ness houses. f )
While other communities are wait-
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ing for cheap lumber, andj other build
ing supplies Henderseitvflle is "doing
it now." f f
The ice. and oil company is a new
concern whose principal stockholders
are: J. O. Bell,"
ent of the
Green River Manufacturing company,
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Brownlow Jackson, John T. Wilkins
and E. J. Rhodes.- I i
It is not exaggerafed praise Jo .say
that the communityf spirit of enter
prise and determinaiion to do things
assures Hendersonvjjlle of a great fu
ture." . ' J I
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"The Kentucky if ome, for one, fully
appreciates the publicity Henderson
ville has been receiving through the
Asheville itizen," said Miss Brown, of
that hotel, yesteway.
just fine." '
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'We think it
Henderson Coutty Superior ixurt un-
til that day. conjes when a new and
much larger county court house will
be required, wlijch will be some little
time. As to Itat politics well, M. L.
Shipman has always been editor or
The Hustler, in the face of difG
culties of whi(i the outside world has
had no conception, The Hustler has
always kept tie faith.
The devil siys, and so many unwise
suggestions iome from the devil, that
before the old Hustler dies he would
like to see itf tell the plain, unvarnish
ed truth abrut some things. . He says
he would lie to see a wedding written
up as it ' siould be with the bride
groom played up in the headlines and
the bride Dismissed with an "also
present.'j lBt the 'eI.; -an;. im
petuous (ilsposition with a love for
flowers, si all who enter, the Hustler
office ma see. For those struggling
plants in an interesting variety of tin
cans arefthe devil's and even has he
planted flowers alongside the building
and facias an alley! But a devil is a
devil, always. There was a devil in
the, old Mustier office, on Main street
in the puilding owned by Mrs. For
rest. T$ie power there was a gasoline
engine of uncertain temperment at
best add the devil experimented with
.i a i
the engine and there was no paper for
several days, w
Bt this is about all the- Merg will
be al?ie to stand.' This, therefore, is
the Hit Issue of The Hustler with
whicp lii' L. Shipman and. T. R.r Bar
row will- be connected. Th ey were
cogiected .with it 'years . ago,' went
apjftl and came together for a few
weeks p'endlig; this final change. - Mr.
Shipman is the Commissioner of La
bor -and v Printing Mr . "! Barrows wilt
be Connected with' the paper in- a" dim
soirt of a way tor awhile, when, some
timeln;th falL probably, h will as
salie. his duties as puWtclt7 man for
ta Ajsierille ,lard..ot;truda
(From Asheville Citizen)
Hendersonville. July 24. The W.
. i.i.cu property, oITerod by the
owner a few weeks ago to the city
for park purposes . for $34,000, was
sold at auction today for $44,983,. the
average price paid for the Main street
frontage of the plot being about $260.
The city of Hendersonville boughgt the
lot immediately adjoining the city huh
paying $6,000 for twenty feet fron
tage. The lot immediately p.'ijoinin?
the new building of the Citizens Na
tional bank, now in course of can
struction, was sold for $S.04). Ihe
frontage is twenty-four feet. The
purchasers, Ewbank and Ewbank,
real estate dealers, will improve their
new property with a modern office
building. Other purchasers were: R.
L. Edwards, who paid $7,530 fo. thir
ty feet; R. E.'; Dennis, of Bishopville,
S. C, who paid $3,285 for fourteen
feet; George H. Valentine, R. C.
Clarke and -J'. Mack Rhodes who paid
$7,500 for thirty feet. J. O. Hell,
president of the Green River Manufac
turing company, bought the frouuige
on Fourth avenue and King street, in
cluding the dwellings there, for $12,
630. The property is in the heart of Hen
dersonville, and its sale means the
immediate enlargement and improve
ment of the business district. In one
of the buildings to be erected there it
is, expect ed-to' ha v a 'Masonic hall that
will compare favorably with any in
North Carolina .
The; law offices of Smith, Shipman,
and Arledge, which have been on this
property for more than a quarter of
a century, will be in the new office
building to be erected by Brownlow
Jackson on Fourth avenue. Thi his
toric old building now occupied by the
firm will be moved to another site.
Mr. Smith will proceed to still
further develop Laurel park, cf which
he is the owner, and which f ir so
many years has been the City tark
which has attracted so many thou
snds of visitors here. The manv drives
in this City park, which has cost the
city taxpayers never a penny, will be
widened and improved and improve
ments will be made to Rhododendron
lake in the park, whose fine beach
is daily covered with bathers. M.
Smith, the dean of the Hendersonville
bar, has made always a hobby of thia
fine park, admitted to be the greatest
touYis't Extraction Hendersonville
By one of those nlshly regrettable
mistakes quite impossible io explain,
the name of Buford Kaydock was
substituted for the name of Dixon
Lyda in a news item in last week's
Hustler. The item said that Buford
Haydock was the tallest man and that
his wife was one of the shortest wo
men in Henderson count "and that
they were inters? d spe';rtors at
the Owens trial.
Everything was perfectly correct
except that it was Dixon L da and
not Buford Haydoek who was at the
tiial. Mr. Haydock was not there
neither was uis wife. Hvwas. as al
ways, too busy with hia duties at Bat
Cave, where he is the competent over
seer of a large tract of land, owned by
the Sisters of Charity. Mr. HaydockU
lives at Bat Cave and not at Edney
ville and both he and .Mrs. Haydock
are reckoned mong the most -estimable
people in Henderson county.
A musicale will be given: at the
Presbyterian manse; opposite the
Cedars, Friday t evening at 9 o'clock
for the benefit of the Balfour orphan
.age. A-sUVer offering will be receive4
'at'thi-iov? ...
Mrs. Eugene Rmsh, of Miami, Tla.,
the saprano; Miss Frances Burgess,
Clinton, 3. C, pianist, and Mra. John
WoooSsardLbf . HetKiersonville. violin-
tiviti acr.s' ,thcn,oa tfci rtrarai
There's a spirit of joy in i.he air.
The crcva is a summer crowd, wall
dressed and out for a, good time. The
girls are pretty, seem as care-free. s
the wjnd.' and they are, oh, so daintilv
sowned. while the men m
ie the beStt?Portunity-'"
show they know how, poor things
But it's the women's dresses that add
the picturesque touch to that slow
moving throng on Main street would
that it had some other name!
The magnificently wide thorough
fare is, as always, blocked with num
berless motor cars, any number of
them representing a comfortable for
tune. One of them bears a neatly
printed legend "Hurrah for the Girl
in Pink." Why this distinction is not
known, for the casual observer, even
though long married, feels like hur
rahing for the girl in pink and yellow
and blue and all the other colors, too
Here and there one sees dreadful
looking spiders feathery things that
would wobble and shimmle most
shamefully. A closer examination
reveals they are suspended from
trees , bordering the walk, with one
end of the thread held in the hands of
some giggling youngster, who gigg
les louder when the imitation spider
is dropped close to your face and
then jerked suddenly away. Beyond
some boys have attached a cord to a
fat pocketbook. A woman stoops, the
pocket . bqok , s goiieand, sh,r ivalks
onT somewhat pink of face. Medicine
men with wonderful cure-alls and
live rattlesnakes, benches filled with
well dressed iders, beggars of alms,
music drifting from, the' theatres, help
complete the picture.
The crowd is always moving, it is
never still. Just how many thou
sands of visitors are here now no one
seems to know more is the pity.
Some say 5,000 others place the fi
gure at double that. The stores are
ailed, the streets are jammed it is al
ready the greatest season Hender
sonville has ever Wown, and the
flood has by no means reached its
heighth. And it is a different crowd
from that of previous vears. Certain
ly there is more money being spent
here than during any previous season
and there is a different spirit in the
air. Perhaps it is because the war is
over, and that long dread is now a
thing of the past. Perhaps it is be
cause most everybody is prosperous
for prosperity nearly always, but
not always, brings happiness, too.
But whatever the reasop, the visitors
now here are the best dressed, the
girls are the prettiest, and the men
the most liberal, of any crowd here
since Hendersonville has been a re
The Hendersonville-Asheville hign
way is finairy open clear through
and it is the devout prayer of aM
motorists that it may remain open.
Among those who are thankful that
the road is finished are the drivers of
the Interurban busses who have
had their troubles and plenty of them
in steering their big cars around the
unspeakable detours. It is an indica
tion of their skill, and of the care
exercised by the management in the
selection of 'their employees, that tlie
trips . have btfen made on schedule
time and with never a suggestion of
any accident.
With the concrete finished there Is
no more pleasant ride in the ; moun
tains? thanh between the. two rcities
About the finest view of the moun
tains may rba had on this trip, now
made so very conveniently and so
very safely that it is an out and out
pleasure. For this calls .for no trip
to the railway station, and then
another trip from the station at the
other end of the ride. Passengers are
taken aboard and discharged in tae
heart 'of the city, convenient to the'
shops and all business places. The
extreme popularity of the Interurban
Is" Indicated by the constantly increas
ing business it Is doing, it is a fea
ture of Ufa. bere appreciated jr beta
th visitor aa tin. fyoiaa .. feJV
' "There V morley in farming these
days of high prices," said K. G. Mor
ris, of Smith, Jackson and Morris,
"and it's . going to continue that way
for many years. It's the farmer's
J. he firm of which Mr. Morris is a
member has an advertisement in this
issue of The Hustler that must be of
particular interest to all those con
iamplating going back to the land,
or to those interested in financing
their propositions along safe and
most remarkable liberal lines.
Henderson .county is fast coming
into its own so far as the farming
industry is concerned. The farmers
here were never more prosperous
than they are today, and they were
never more progressive. Tractors are
by no means rare things on Hender
son farms, and of all other imple
ments there are far more now than
there were but a few yaars ago.
The firm of Smith, Jackson and
Morris needs no introduction to the
people of , Henderson county. , Their
advertisement would seem to be of
peculiar interest to many at this
Who Offered City Property which
sold, few weeks later, at many
thousand of dollars increase.
J. O. Bell, president of the Green
River Manufacturing company, is be
coming more and more identified
with the growth of Hendersonville.
Mr. Bell has comparatively re
cently bought many parcels of land
here. At the auction sale of the W.
A. Smith land last week, he purchas
ed none of the Mainr street frontage
but all of the remainder, including
that fine residence of E. G. Stillwell.
Mr. 'Bell is one of the principal
stockholders in the new. , company
about' to erect" k cbldStdf age plant
here, is a heavy stockholder in the
Hendersonville Automobile company,
recent buyers of the Sample property,,
and with Brownlow Jackson is owner
of the lot on Fourth avenue opposite
the postoffice upon' which is to be
erected the city's first apartment
It is quite needless to say that this
successful man of affairs is a firm be
liever in the future of Hendersonville.
After August 1st milk in Asheville
will sell' , for -eighteen cents a quart.'
The producers WW get" from forty
to forty-flve cents a gallon.
is -no -immediate prospect of
lwer . prices. Should 'the govern-;
meht grant the demands of the
Brotherhood for higher wages,
which would mean higher freight
rate's, the chances are the price of.
milk will .go : still higher.
"Miss Minnie "Arledge, of Colambos,
Polk county, ;was a. visitor here Mon
day enroute ta Ohio and Indiana,'
where she will lis' friends... Fror
Cher Miss Arledge' will go to Omaii
where ah , will b the guet f htr
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