Live Cliffside News
Cliffside, N.C., August 5—The Cliffside band surrounded Mr. Henley’s residence last Wednesday night, and gave him a pleasant surprise by playing several selections to welcome him and his family to their new home. It was a very kind and clever act in our musical talent (the Hamricks) to be so thoughtful. Mr. Henley is also a good band man, and expresses a desire to see a good one in Cliffside.
Dr. Baxter Haynes returned last Friday from St. Peters’ Hospital, in Charlotte, where he, Dr. Pressley and Dr. Register performed an operation on Mrs. John Newton, of Cliffside. Dr. Haynes says up to the time he left the operation was very successful, and Mrs. Newton was resting nicely, and unless some unforeseen complications occur she will be able to come home within a few weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Louise E. Anderson and children returned last Sunday from Chimney Rock, where they have spent ten days very pleasantly.
Supt. Hughes says it is almost impossible to get houses enough to accommodate the people who want to move here. Cliffside is making its reputation as a mill town; and as being a good place to live at.
Mrs. Sarah Haynes Love is visiting her father.
Mr. George Avant and Ray Winn spent Sunday in Spartanburg with Mr. Avant’s people.
Mr. Pink Beason and Miss Dicie Waters went across the “line” last Sunday night, and at a very late hour were married.
Mr. J.O. Jenkins and children spent Thursday and Friday with relatives at Ferry.
Mr. Charles H. Haynes, Miss Georgie Hunt, Mr. Zeno Wall and Miss Bettie Melton spent Sunday in Sunshine.
A family from South Carolina (have not learned their name) moved here last week for their health. The father weighs 265 pounds, and is increasing since he came.
Mr. Memory Green will move here this week, and will be employed by the mills. Mr. Green has been a good mill man for seven or eight years, and will also make us a good citizen.
Mr. Richard Scruggs, who is 88 years old, and who lives on Main Broad River, near here, walked to the Cliffside Mills store, as if he was only 21.
Sup’t L.A. Hughes’ wife visited her sister, near Spartanburg, last week. Her sister returned with her.
Mr. Leister, who has been employed by the Florence Mills for some time, came here last week to take charge of the spinning at night. He is a bright young man.
Since The Sun’s reporter made his round getting up news, Messrs. George Avant and Ray Winn have returned from their Sunday visit to Spartanburg. When they got back to Broad River, which is only one mile from here, they had some difficulty in getting across the ferry, so George resorted to his favorite place for rest (except in a buggy), in a straw-pen. Ray is a young man who has never seen anything of the country, and to hear him relate the sad story of Sunday night’s events, you would really imagine that another Columbus had sailed and discovered another America. But George, being able to adapt himself to all circumstances on all occasions, be it in a straw-pen, in a buggy or in a palace, said to Ray, “Be it ever so humble, there is no place like a straw-pen.” So, during the oblivion of sweet sleep on nature’s spring mattress, George dreamed that he was “Amos Owens” returning to the Pen, and said in his sleep, “Kill the fatted boy, the calf has come home.” And Ray dreamed that he was a young “Bob Taylor,” and that he was living in the paradise of a barefooted boy.
This item was printed in The Sun on August 6, 1903. Article courtesy of Nell Deane Scruggs.