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FRIDAY, JULY 25TH., 1924
Raleigh, N. 0., July 21.? In
v fortnal summoiiB to tha^ General Mf
sembly of North Carolina^ c> to oon
vene in extraordinary session at 1 1
o'clock on the morning- 61 Thursday,
Aug, 7th., more than ' one ? purpose is !
, assigned for the action taken. One \
of these is "to rectify certain am
: 'j. Vvb}guitie8 in the wording of the pro
posed sinking fund amendment to
the Constitution; another ?' to cori^
eider the report and recommend^.,
tions oi the Slate Ship ahd Water
-Transportation Commission. ? The
General -Assembly is "a court unto
itself" and cannot , be restricted to
? declare purposes of the call.
There has been talk of a special
session from the time the Water
? Transportation Commission started
its investigation into the feasibility
'? and practicability of State owner
ship of commercial boat tine. The
call became a certainty two months
ago when the* Commission, in its ire
port, put its stamp of approval to
the propositioA. It recommended
that, tho . State erect docks* arid termi
nals on navigable waters and that if
Jiecqssary, lines of ships be leased
or purchased arid operated.
? It" has been Rener&lly understood
that the Legislature mwnld not be
asked to take final action on the
r- proposition, but provide machinery
?. through wh ch it (nay be passed upon
by- the voters of . the State at the
November election.' Late develop
mens indicate the abandonment of
, the referendum idea Arid a determin
ed fight to have the report " adopted
without a reference -to ibe people.
Acceptance of the report would in
volve an expenditure of . $8,600,000
,3rid proponents cf the measure are
doubtful of this outcome of a refercn
diiiri at the fall election. The Gen-'
eyAl Assmbly will, itself, decide
wnether to "pass the buck" or take
. The General Assembly of 1923
/ ?' Intended to aubjnit an amendment
', ; ibf the Constitution providing a s'.nk
^ ijng fun'dtto retire the road bond is
sues now aggregating. $65,000,000.
The chapter which submitted the a
Priiendment, as the legislators beliov
^ ?<E?pifovide that the Highway sink
?V ingf lund be paid out of the revenue
from Automobile licenses and gaso
, lin6 tax cm. The proposed amend_
meiit specified .that ac$s passed here
tofore or here-after creating sink
ing funds may not be repealed, and
"Provided that all sinking funds
shall be set up1 from the general
?reyenue of the ? State, and not from
any iparticolar tacx which may be
levfed and such sinking fund, so .set
? up shall be used for the purpose of
retiring the bonds" for which ^the
sinking fund is set up and for no
? other purpose^* ?. "N r
tinder thei wording of the act the j
authorities -find no way to legally '
follow tjie course Intended by tl>e
^MftMhruers of the law and this ''hitch" j
is cited in the call for a special ses-.
? sion of the Legislature as an ejnerg
> ency to.be dealt with at the approach I
ing meeting. |
, The avtonjobile license depart
ment of the ? Secretary of -State's;
office has issbed plates -60 ,185,000
cars. ? Its branch offices report the 1
. distribution of 50,000 more and the
erid is not yet. The North Carolina
folk appear to be sticklers -for "rap
The? State Departent oil Revenue
it making a determined drive for i
Special and privilege taxes. After
Aug. 1st,, says the Commissioner,
? sll license taxes are snbject to a pen
?"alty of 20 per cent, which he, has no
power to reriiit. , '
REV. p. R. WELCH BACK FROM
r - ? '
?> Rev. E. R. Welch/has , returned
front his vacation and filled the pol- j
pit at the MetlioSist church last Sun
day morning and evening.
' Mr. Welch was one of the speak
ers at the Junalnska Conference and ?
was well received by the large audi
i He brought back good news. He
secured two treats for Brevard.
Rev. George R. Stuart, noted
1 preacher and lecturer will deliver
here his famous lecture "When
Woman Becomes MSn, Then What?"
The date for the lecture has not
The other treat is a training
school for the Sunday School teach_
? ers to be held early in September by
Jack Zachary was a Brevard visi
ter ta-a wfcok.
DR. HUNT ENTERS THE PEARLY
. ! GATES
Physician, Friend, Man, silenced
his "CMck of the Gate."
Who. can take the place of a
friend of thirty-five years testing?
\yi?^rightened the gray days of
old^A as he has?
i^^Tm\jst not rriurmer, Such a
liost of friends haard, and was glad
to hear the "click of the Pearly
Gate" ? Dr. Hunt swept through
and laid his palms at Jesus feet. '?
Blessed be the name of The Lord,
With reverent sadness, ' -* '' '
Ella F. Duckworth. .
CHARLES WASHINGTON HUNT
Across The Great Divide
He now stands with his Maker face
Basks in the sunshftie of His love.
With love-filled heart, accepts His
The LOfiVjrs of Heaven are opened
Arid angelsi bending down,
Choose from countless jewels,
'liie br.gntest and best to make
lovely his crown.
The n'.ends ne Knew on earth, and
Stand smiling about the throne, , *
Their lips singing soft hallelujahs.
At the words of their King to vHis
"I was thirsty, ye gave Me drink: ?
Sick, and ye ministered to Me,
hnter, beloved, and be with thy Lord
through all eternity 1"
Still heart, pale hands, thy tasks
Thy cross laid down, the guerdon
; won. .
.Mary Hampton Mills.
DR. HUNT? AN APPRECIATION
, Dr. Hunt, whom all-in this com
munity loved and' Admired, has gone
to his triumpK God laid his gentle
iipon mm and took him from
us, bringing him to wiat place where
dwell . His blessed ones.
For forty years or . more, '? Dr.
Hunt has lived and labored among
us."> During all of that long-period,'
no night was too black 'or' too
stormy, no day too hot or too cold,
no. road too wearisome or. too diffi
cult for him to answer calls for his'
..-aiiitg hfilp. ?
"Many of us literally owe health or
liie itself to his professional skill;
10 an even larger number, his\kind_
ness, unselfishness and unfailing
He loved us all rich or poor, weak
or strong, faulty or faultless. v His
charity was as boundless as the. sky, i
h:3 generosity as broad as* the sea,
his humor free from malice, and as
bright and bubbling as the waters of
our mountain springs. '
Town and county sorrow deeply
and sincerely ; in his death.
made this world a
H. V; S,
'v ? . W
.. ? -?r ?
Miss Cannie Brown spent last
week with her aunt Mrs. Charlie
bims of Blan^yre.
There were a number of people
from Enon'and Glade Creek attend
ed singing at Blantyre Sunday night.
?Mies Ruphella Scott and Mr. Ho
mer Ledbetter went to see the air
plane fly Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sims of this
place visited his sister Saturday. ?
Mr. Spurgeon Himilton has
bought the saw mill owned by Mr.
J. T. Justus of this place.
Miss Sadie and Mary Ellen I^eed
visited relatives on Glade Creek and
Boilston Saturday and Sunday.
FINE BERRY FOUND WILD IN
John S. Bogga of Turkey Creek
has brought to the news office a speci
men -of wild berry which he is culti
vating on his place. Mr. Boggs se
cured his plants growing wild in the
mountains. They seem to thrive
best in upland regions, in the eoil
pockets between rocks.
These berries, growing wild in
this section, are identical with the
wineberry which was introduced in
to America a number of years ago
from Japan, '
This is anothei' instance of the
similarity of plant life in Japan,
China, and Western North Carolina.
The berris have a distinct flavor
of their own quite unlike any other
berry of our acquaintance.
The stems of the plant are hairy
from the ground up. The berries
are inclosed in husks which open like
the chestnut burr as the berry ripens
The color of the berry is a little
darker than the Cuthbert raspberry.
The late Dr. Charles W. Hunt who entered into rest July 20s ? He was a
. .V great lover of dumb beasts and of all Nature.
The Sudden t>eath Of
Dr . Charles W. Hunt
Beloved Doctor and> Gentleman of The Old
Schoq! Peacefully Goes To Sleep
Jit HU Brevard. Home
of rfot feeling Sll^S, C?mpfeined
intr ami j: !i yeu 011 Sunday mom
drovehl ^ eat a?y dinner; but
S"?'iy + *?***. ?"u "
i ? He joked and talked to Mrs
Hunt and Charles for quited * M?.
t a k! t eVeni^K and then fell to sleeo
ttK IZrT't WhiIe 8tU??S
out wakinl un6 PanUy8i8 and Wli*
wav I1S(T Peacefully passed "a
Dr Chart ? ??** Redeemer.
ru i W- Hunt was born at
?eveiitywone year^ o f .age
. He passed his childhood and vouth
? <U? .?d PayeLteuHle, N C^
Um Jn 'l" Part ?' North C?ro
abort time spent in practice of his
profession in Asheville, N. C ami
Greenville, S. C? bas always done ^
genera practice in BreVard unti
!h?? " c"m"' -"p^
nfX)'' Hunt graduated at the colleee
more MdCIa^ and,Surgeon8' Balfi
' Md., class of 1880.
evwv m?' WaS probably Known by
S an, woman and child in
,, road and mountain trail in
the ^Uf1ty' N? matter how foul
the weather, day or night. He wm
always a continuous student of med
-me reading the best medical Vooks
and journals and keeping up- with
the latest progress of tho *.i
medicine. *** J)ractlce of
prartlc^h^,10^ Md successful
.practice he always gave .his very
best service to bis patients and ever
hi? (treat the ideala ?'
Dflrt.r?lHUvt,had 8 severe stroke of
partial paValysis about two ? years
ago, and due to his wonderful wUK
wa7Lckdtdetenninati011 ' won his
ay \rnck to apparent health al
^dTt w?6 ?f HiS ^
"-'tsrsr^^ ? ?
"JThi C?Sidered for a moment
??!? fihe day ?' Ws as
hL forty-five years ago Ho
died aa. he wished to do "In Hai
nese/' * . ' Hai
Or. Hunt was a most
citizen. He was ? patriotic
er nr,A IV e greatest boost
er and believer in "Th?. t ? j *
selfish in h ' a WM absolutely un
whp'n y ?r POOr ? white or black
^en he was called? HE WEVP
anywhere at anv time if
! nancial compehaatto^/no't 17
I ,.-i v " lth n" h,s heart and
If. N? man -PPreciated nppr.cia
' ?n more than Dr. Hunt
! He was the mo,', optlm!,.jf ^
., .. .
was possible for mere man to be
come. He was a philosopher and
vety witty. He went through life
witn a cheerful smile and many hun
dreds of his patients owe, their very
life not only to J?is medical skill, but
to his wonderful personality and
ready laugh in the face of actual
deatli. ' '?
? Dr. Hunt has many monuments
left in this coupty. 1 He was instru
mental in the ?> promotion -of the
Transylvania Railway; the. good
,roads, especially, the New jpnes Gap
road to Greenville. Bis greatest
. promotion \yas the- memorial monu
I ment to the . Transylvania Soldiers
of the World War; which stands at
'?the Ensterp: entrance to Pisgah Nat
ional Forest. This magnificent
*9rcb, J>uilt of native cobble stones
1 was made possibletErougKthe tln
? tiring efforts of this wonderful
man. No matter how dark ancj
gloomy the way appeared, no mat- ,
ter how little interest or lack of in
terest was shown by the citizens, Dr.
Hunt had an optimistic and humor_
ous vievf to take and Rome new
scheme to build the monument.
He was an author and writer of
great merit. The Brevard News
owes a great deal to Dr. Hunt as he
was ever its unfaltering booster and
helper ? very few days passed that
our doctor did not visit the ? News
office with cheerful advice arid much
help and many a time when the way
was unusually hard, it was his kind
ly and loving personal kindness that
made everything much more cheer
ful and hopeful.
His last writing which is true phil,
osophy, was: "A citizen should so
live that his death will be a loss not
a benefit to his town," And his life
I certainly exemplified this paragraph
Dr. Hunt married Henrietta P.
Anderson, of Washington, D. C.< on
November 24, 1886; an dhe was an
ardent lover and courted his beloved
wife unto the time of his death.
He leaves to mourn their great
loss: his widow; two sons, David L.
Hunt, of Hendersonville, N. C., and
Charles ,W.( of Brevard ? Three
daughters: Mrs. M. M. Chapman of
Anderson, S. C., Mrs, W. R. Robert
son of Charlotte, N. C. ; Mrs. E. A.
Fonda of BriMentown, FLa., and
one sister Miss Mary Hunt 'of Ashe
ville, N. C. ; three sons-in-law and
The funeral was held from the
Episcopal ChifVch on Tuesday, July
22, 1924; Rev. John C. -Seagle and
Rev. C. D. Chapman, officiating ?
The body was laid to rest in the Gil
lespie cemetery, witnessed by
a host of sorrowing frieilW
and covered with a mound of flowers.
He was buried with masonic honors.
The stores closed during the funeral.
Dr. Hunt was a Bible
student and his quotations from the
great Book were always accurate.
He was a true follower of the teach
ings of Christ- and a life long mem
ber of the Episcopal Church.
' THE MAX WHO LOVED HIS
FELLOW ? MEN'
(By Leich Hunt.*
ABOU BEN ADHEM (may his tribe
Awoke ore nipht from a deep dream
And saw w.thin the rr.oonlifrht in his
Makir.p it rich and like
a lily in
"DR. CHARLES W. HUNT"
In Loving Memory
In the quiet and hush of last Sun
day night my beloved friend and
physician, Dr. Charles W. Hunt pas- '
aed from this land of sickness and
sorrow and death to the land that is |
mantled with the Hush of the morn- ?
ing. There is no night tlujre, for
sickness and sighing have fled forever
away. Cod rest him after his long
life of service to the suffering ones
in this mountain land of purs.
From the time I came here, now ?
twenty-eight years ago, he has been i
a friend and physician to 1 me and
mine, and none could have been
more devuiad, oi> given mOro of the.r
time and talent, than .he did.
Grant him, O Lord, Eternal rest. !
And let light perpetual shine tipon
hi?n. w I
it was such a beautiful sunset on
Sunday evening, 'I could not keep
from thinking of those linfes of Eben
Rexford, that I am so fond of, but
I did not know then that my, friend ,
would pass through ??"'The . Sunset
Gateway" to dwell in. the hills' of I
Heaven so soon.
To-night, a<$ I sat at njy window ^
While the Wc3t was; all agleam,
With that strange and wonderful
That 13 fleeting as'a dream.
I thought that the hands of angels
Had flung Heavens gateway wide,
And 1 caugt some of the glory,
From the hille on the other . side.
Is not a comforting fancy
This sunset thought of mine,
That always the Gates of Heaven,
"swing open at days decline, ,v
That those Whose" -Work is all ended
From theft earthly . woes and* ills,
May pa^s to the peace and gladness
That crown the beautiful hills.
Perhaps while I sat there dreaming
Of the Gateway in the West,
Some weary ones went homeward
To a long and endless rest,
Went in through the "Sunset Gate
To a the City paved "Vith gold,
To dwell in the "Hills of Heaven"
And be no longer old. r
? A 'Prayer
Almighty Father, the God,. no? of
'the' dead/i>at of the living, we have
joy together in all who" have faith
fully lived and peacefully died.
May we be assured that our friend
who is absent from us has found a
more perfect rest in Thee and. the
crown of an unfading life.
By pastures green and by quiet
waters, Thou wilt lead him. -O Thou
eternal lover of soiilp we pray Thee,
and give unto us great peace, and
great hope as we think about him in
this still hour. Take the veil' ' from
our hearts and join us in one 'com
munion with. all Thy loved ones on
earth and in Heaven, through Jesus
Christ our Lord and Savior, Amen.
Chalmers D. Chapman.
MISS dbLLY CARR MARRIES
? MR. HENDRICKS
? ? ?
. . The following notice which appear ?,
e<j in the Asheville Citizen last
Thursday will be of interest to Mrs.
Hendricks many friends in Brevard:
Mr. Louis Carr, of Pisgah Forest,'
announces the marriage of his daugh j
ter, Dolly, to Mr. P. B. Hendricks,
of Easley, S.,C., Wednesday, July
16, 1924, at Asheville, N. C.
The ceremony was performed at
St Lawrence's Catholic Church at 1
o'clock, Rev; Father Bour officiating.
Only the family and a few close
friend* of the young couple witnes
sed the nuptial service. . I
Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks leit im
mediately for a fortnight* honey
moon at "Sunnylea." . . t
An angel writing in a book of gold : ?
Exceeding peace had made Ben
Adhem bold, I
And to the presence in the room he
"What writest thou?" The vision
ra-sed its head,
And with a look made of all sweet
Answered, "The nsfmes of those who
love the Lord."
"And is mine or.e." said Abou.
"Nay, not so,"
Replied the angel, Abou spoke
But cheerily still; and said. "I pray
Writ i me a.' one who loves his
Th? angel wrote, and vanished. The
It came a.-a.r. w!;h n great wakeniifr
Ard >ho\<e! the rami ' wh-->m love
of God had blessed, ?
And, lo! Bon Adhem.'s name led all
THE PRAYER CORNER
The Mid-Summer Season
July is the mid--:uninie. season, V'W&
the noon tide of the year. A beauti , ?;
ful time is it to refresh oilrs'elvej J
from, "The I'ouiitaiti of Go-'s Lov,e"
and to drink a deep cool draught ,
which, if we drink, we shail never ; * ?
Our early forbears, the Anglo*
Saxon, culled July liny monath|
the hay month, or mead mpnuth, u'
the mead or meadow month1,, because
therein they usually mowed and
madgfthgir hay harvest and bo cause , -(j:%
the meadows have . (,hfcir special ,
flowery July charm.'
The hay month, the meadow /
month. Life isn't alj school days.
Therfe is the fun side too. The frol
ic and laze in the hay field, the son.g
of. the reapers,? as they carry home
their corn, the holiday \vbich means
so much in anticipation and retro
spection. July tells*us of All this and '
In nature all work is quiet work.
The most beautiful flower that ever'
bloomed, ' unfolded every petal in sir
lence, and yet how many hearts;
it cheered? The largest grain field .
that ever ripened in the sunshine
and rain, reached perfection without
making a sound, and yet how many
hungry it fed! God bless ; ty>e silent
workers and maktf you one ,of them. /*$
A Mick-Summer . Prayer^,
Dear Heavenly, iFather, we devot- .
edly thank ?Thee for the beautiful
open face of nature sliinr. ng upon
us, for the splendor (of ? the' ' fields :'J';
where the birds wing heir, me^jr ,'j
flight, for the breath of the flo^vejs, >
and' the grass beneath th6 Scythe, ' "
Ske the odo^ Of incense, vand most j
of all for the merr> shouts of women
and children and men in the meadow . ??
in the hey day of hrtppiner.; 4s they
fill their souls with the freedom rot
the childreif of God, and live in the
open where no evil breath can come.
Grant thtit we may live LpirituaHy
forever in the fragrant hay fields of
life, where the birds s:hg and the
children s^iout .and where' rto 'cover-,
ing' ean ever shuVp^tlth^'ivAsVdhe of;; '5
life's eternal bliss.
Our Father, fa# we tiUUWf , Tiiee
for the friendly sdrvice' and -?ympa_
thy thaW biess a (id strength ah our
daily lives, we pray. that oar grati
tude may move us to give a like sar
vjee and sympathy ? freely a^ we
receive. ' ?
Let our hearts and hands be ready
to meet the needs of thoie with.
whom vre come in touch, to influence
our wayward will that we shr.il not ' /
walk in selfish \yaya, nor forget the ,,
ties that bind ns to one another, and '
to Thee. Keep. us. conscious of o\ir
birth right as Thy children, that our v - "J
acts and aims may be fiilial and f In
ternal and loyal to Jesus CJ'.riit our
i Vy A-'V. c. d. c.
P1SGAH FOREST TX>PiC? i /
Mr. an<l Mrs. Waller,' Hurst and
small daughter who have been visit
ing friends and relatives in this sec..
tion have returned to their fy)ifoe in
Portsmouth, Va. ?' '
Mr. and Mrs. Depew Orr have re- '
ceived word from their sistci- Mrs. t'y
Louis Orr that a son, Earnest Clyde? ? C'
Orr came to pless their home on July
Miss Fanny Boggs, who recently
trissed an examination for nurees, is.
ponding a vacation with her sister,'. * -j
Mrs4 W.~A. Lyday. / ' ?'dl
Mrs. Sarah Orr and grandchildren
visited her son, Depew Orr on July . '
19th. : i :
Miss Ora Whifciker of Mills River
is visiting her sister, Mrs. James
Hedden. \ ' '
Rev. Truitt preached at the Pis- ?
gah Forest Baptist Church last Sun
Mrs. Muller Albert is vis- ting her
mother-in-law, Mrs. S. A. Albert.
Miss Jewel McCall is visiting Mr %
and Mrs. W. A. Lyday.,.
The Email son of Mr. and M:-s, " "
Grcver Sentell, who haa been qu te
ill is much better.
Mr. a:xl Mrs. Hc-nry Sentell spent
the week end at Little River.
Mios Leile Reed of Blantyre is
vis'ting Mrs. Depew Orr.
A CARD OF THANICS
Thi of the !nte Dr, C.'W.
K.?r.t wirh to publicly- express the?r
tr.M k.- and appreciation f..r tr.e wide
r/.anifotiitions of s. mj?athyt fv>r
the beau.iful ftovitrs, .'or the many
r;. alines*?: , for t'.t ,:?oni rites;
.r.c :.i :.t to t'r.c t.vjth and funeral
of L;r. Hum.
?yi -il myii CVi.