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MIRROR OF TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY LIFE
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(Name changed from Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 1917.)
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5. 1917.
FARM LOAN ASS'N
Enthusiastic Farmers Met in Bre
vard Tuesday and Expressed
Desire to Organize Farm Loan
Transylvania connty will most
likely have a farm loan association,
the object of which will be to ob
tain lonn loans of money at low
interest l*y the farmers.
E. S. Millsaps was schednled to
attend the meetin,!? bnt an enjjaiK'
ment here and at Hendersonvilb'
ponllicted thronsh ^?ome ovtTsisht.
Those in attendivTice were fortunat(‘
in havint; a nnmber ]>resont who
who hatl studied the farm loan act,
the merits of which were presented
by Prof. T. C. Henderson.
Different ])hases of the act wen*
disenss(‘d and the minimutn amount
of f2o,0(X» ni'cessary for oriranization
was tentatively subscribed for with
a surplus of ? *,.S00 and with more
than the necessary nnmV.er of ap
plicants, ten beint; required.
Another meeting for organization
will bo lu*ld on Monday, Dec. 22,
hour to be given in an outline of
the farm loan act to be presented
by Prof. Henderson in next week s
Followintr are the names of those
who enlisted with the vinv to be
coming; nu'mbersof the association,
others to b»* admitted at tlie orpani
P. J. Woodlin, ,Iohn S. Bo^j^js, ('
F. Woodlin, T. C. Iliiv.lerson. J. T.
Justus, R. H. Zacharv. K. A. Allison
C. F. Baldwin, E. E. Ledbetter, ().
J. Morfian, T. (). Trash, Americus
Heath, F. Hendt^rson, M. L. Hamil
ton, W. R, Kilpatrick, B. W. Hen
TO HAVE BANQUET
Carpenters Union, Local No. 1(U 1,
has issued invitations to a banquet
to be held at Hotel Crary at h ;I»0
o’clock on Friday night of this week.
Among the speakers will be G. H.
Lindsey, president of the Central
Labor Union of A.sheville; .1. F.
Barrett, recordinj? secretary of the
same organization and W. E. Breese
The committee on arrangements
is comjiosed of Harold Hardin,
chairman; H. M. Miller and T. B.
MEET AGAIN MONDAY
The county commissioners met
this week and will meet again next
Monday in regard to adjustments
with the county treasurer and tax
Routine business claimed the at
tention of the board.
VV. A. Brown was re-appointed
keeper of the county home. His
bid provided for caring for inmates
at ^7.00 per month for each indi
NEARLY 2,000 RED
CROSS SEALS SOLD
Miss Katherine Erwin, who con
ducted the sale of Hed Cross
Christmas Seals in Transylvania,
AMERICAH REP CROSS
reports the sale of 1,459 seals, bnt
this does not represent the total
sales since some of the schools have
nut been heard from.
KILLED BY CAS
Sheri (T Davis and Road Supervisor
Foster >f Walhalla, S. C., di»?d from
as))hvvation last week in New
Jorsf' where they w nt to take a
maji 1 to custody.
ORA 1. JONES WHITES
According to the announcement
of the Asheville (Citizen elsewhere
in the News, Ora L. Jones, of Bre
vard, is eoinjnling Transylvania'."
history to bn pnltlished in st*rial
form in the Sunday Citizen.
The first installment will appear
next Snnlay. It will touch upon
the original settlement of the conn
ty soon after tin' Iv'*voluionary war
ORA L. JONES
Compiler of J ransylvania Coyinty
when instead of boing a country of
virgin fisrests, as would naturally
bi! sui)])os»*d, it was ])ra(;tieally a
prairie with the exception of a few
wild cherry tn'es in the i)resent
vicinity of Cherryfield.
During his residence of five yi'ars
in Transylvania, when he was run
ning the ISylvan Valley News until
the past vear, Mr. Jones gath(‘red
items of historical inten*st and
when recc'ntly recjnested l>y Editor
James H. Caine, of the Asheville
Citizen, tocompile this information
for publication in serial form in the
Sundav Citizen Mr. Jones dug more
diligently into unwritten history
by interview’ing some of the older
citizens of the connty with an his
torical bent of mind. While others
in Transylvania have been collect
ing facts with the view to publish
ing a historv, it is understood that
the compilation by Mr. Jones will
bo the first to see the light of pub
CHURCH TO BEGIN
REVIVAL ON FEB. 4
The Brevard Methodist church
will begin a revival on February 4.
Rev. \V. E. Poovey, the pastor,
will conduct the meeting but will
have some outside assistance part
of the time.
D. Ward Milam, a noted evange
listic singer, who recently conduct
ed the singing at the Central
.Methodist church at Asheville and
at a tabernacle meeting in Gastonia,
will conduct the musical end of
these meetings, which will last for
ten days or two weeks.
BREVARD WILL NEED MANY
NEW HOMES TO CARE FOR
THE INCREASED POPULATION
Thi> pDjiulation of BrevarA, it is
conlidently expafted, will practi-
cully double within a year. A great
amount of skilhnl labor will bo nec
essary for th'.^ operation of the ne v
plant. The vacant housi’s for rent
or sale are not here in sullicient
Jinrnber to take care of the expected
influx in ])opnlatit)n and this is
claiming the attention of Joseph S
Silverstein. He fears that there
will not be snfiiei(‘nt accommo
dations in Brevard to comfotably
take care of his help and he is
anxious to see many buildings erect
ed. He is having trouble of this
kind at liosman, where h»' is build
ing thre(^ nnv homes and has others
Mr. Silversti'in says that homes
ranging in prices froiri to
will be in great demand and
be is anxions to see a large numb)‘r
of thes(» erected imnn'diately. The
owners of the ]>lant do not wish to
ereet any dw«*llings and will not do
so unless forced to it in order to
take Care of employes.
Brevard sht)uld be equal to the
demand for buildings.
OF RREVARO’S FORTUNE
ANOTHER CAMP SCHOOL'FOR
6IHLS MAY COME TO BREVARD;
PROSPECTIVE SIGHTS VISITED
CO. GETS WIDE PUBLICITY.
Brevard Praised for Public-spirit
edness; Tannery and Belt
Most of the students, who went
home for the holidays returned
Tuesday night. A few were de
tained at home by illness in their
School re-opened Wednesday
morning with the usual chaixd ex
ercises and classes were resumed
at the usual periods.
Quite a number of new students
have entered school since the holi
days and others are coming in lat
er on. Among now students reg
istered already are the following :
May and Carrie Quielt, of Whittier,
WUlirt Best of Clyde, Eugene Smith
of Gastonia, Miles Hamrick of
Shelby, Oba Wilson of Spartan
burg, Effie Brown of Argura, May
Gillespie of Brevard.
Misses Poindexter and Kirk went
to Asheville on Tuesday returning
Cecil Sheffield and John Hamrick
spent a day in Asheville during the
New or renewal subscrl0t(^s
(beginning January 1) will
for one year, 60 cents 6
months,. 35 cents 3 months, 25
cents for 2 months.
Brevard is receiving valuable
publicity as the result of the de
cision to lo *ate the Transylvania
Tanning company hen; with the
expectation of beginning operations
While considerable news ])ublici-
ty has been given, the following
cli])pings in addition to those given
last week, show something of what
the outsid(‘ world is thinking about
(Jackson County Journal)
Brevard is exulting over having
landed a h.jlf million dollar tannery
and belt factory. The plant is sup-
])osed to be in operation by the lirst
of July and will have a payroll of
S'iri.OOU monthly. The factories and
industrial enterprises that are being
established in Western North Caro
lina are just a beginning of what is
to come in the next few years.
Brevard and The News are justly
proud of secunng a large tannery
and belting plant for that town,
which means a large and regular
pay roll. Waynesville should be
looking for such things and when
they offer to come do like Brevard
citizens. They raised between #5,
000 and Si),000, in one day to pay
tor a site. (It requireij only 30
Brevard is happy over the location
of a mammoth tannery. This means
a tremendous boost to the town—
those hustlers who went after this
industry deserve the thanks of the
(Marshall News Record)'’'
And now comes thp Sylvan Valley
News with a front page all covered
up with the report under big head
lines that Brevard is to have a mil
lion dollar tannery and a great belt
factory which will effectually put
Brevard on the map and make it a
I commercial center with a monthly
l)ayroll of $25,000. The News carries
the statement that the thriving lit
tle town of Brevard donates iG,500
for a location for these big indus
tries of which it tells. The News is
exultant over the glowing jnospects
of the beautiful little city and lore-
tells the certain prosperity that will
tollovv these developments in Bre
vard. There is also the prophecy
that the poimlation of Brevard, will
quickly double its present number.
The plants are expected to be in op
eration by July, 1917.
We rejoice in the good news from
Brevard and Marshall won’t envy
the litrle city one bit if its popula
tion increases fourfold and its
people all get rich, w’e congratulate
Brevard, that magnificent little
city of the hills, upon the vim and
hustle of Its business-like and pro*
pressive peopl^. Evidently they
know a good thing when they see
it passing around and having eyes
to see with and ears to hear with,
they were on the job when oppor
It is announced that work will be
gin in a few weeks on a half million
dollar manufacturing plant, to be
located just outside the incorporate
limits of the town of Brevard, Tran-
AT BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. W. D. Nowlin of Knoxville
and E. L. Wolslagel, Singing
Evangelist, to Begin Revival
at Brevard Baptist Church.
Revival serviqes will begin at the
Brevard Baptist “hureh on Sunday.
.Tanuary 1 1. The ])reaehing will
be done by Dr \V. D. Nowli»^, who
is fairly well known to Brevard
peo])le, who heard him deliver the
E. S. Millsaps of Agricultur
tension Work Appears
will Decide Upon Demo
Brevard has been visited by edu
cational workers interested in
the (‘stablishnii^nt of a summer
camp school for girls in Western?
Carolina and the town and nearby
points have been looked over with
the view to selecting a desirable
I For the ]>ast few months Mis.'?
' Katherine Erwin has been corre-
jsponding with members of the fac-
; nlty of th(‘ State Normal at Greens-
i boro, whom she learned while in
j school there, and as a result Miss
jLriiura C. McAllister, head ot the
l)hysie)il training dejjartrnent of
j this institution, and Miss Edith
lllaight of the same department, vis
ited Brevard last week.
Cp(*n the arrival of the ladies
Miss Krwin took them to Connes-
t‘e, See Oil', Kock Brook Farm.
David.«on River, Lake Elvira.
C’am]) Sapphire, French Broad
Cam]) and Camp Joy for the inspec
tion of jirospective campsites ami
the grounds of the local camps-
The ladies who visited Brevard
will have Miss Rhoda Pa>t 'f, also of
the Statt! Normal, associated
with them in their enterpri.«M-
While they were wwll impressed
with local conditions they will not
make a definite decision as to loca
tion until Bat Cave, Asheville an.i
probably other points are visited,
but the location will be determintMl
within the next*few days.
Miss Erwin had enlisted the co
operation of Major H. E. Raines of
the French Broad Camp, (who sees
great possibilities for camp schools
for girls in this section) in present
ing the local desirability for such
sylvania county. That is way up in
the mountains, but the whole of
North Carolina is on the eve of a
w’onderful development and the
potential elements are at w’ork to
briuHj it about.
Brevard’s new industry, when es
tablished, will represent a capital
of probably $500,000 and a pay roll
of $25,000 a month. This announce
ment is made by Mr. Josex)h S. Sil-
ygrstein. who is associated with
northern and western capitalists in
the project. The enterprise is noth
ing less than a large tannery. The
t*»nnery is coming where tanning
material is produced in large quan
tities, and. of course, it is depend
ing npon the increased interest in
catthvraising in the mountains. The
tannery expects to get a large sup-
l>ly of hides in the mountain
country, but possibly it may seek
the opportunity to import South
American hides through the port
When the matter was laid before
the business men of Brevard, they
subscribed $(i,500 oh the spot to
buy a site fcr the tnntiery.' Their
interest was so great that the part
ies x>romoting the industry decided
to locate at Brevard. They intend
to construct a belt line railway and
make the location suitable for other
Mr. Silverstein already is largely
interested in Western North Caro
lina He made a great success in
business at Rosman, where ho is
president of the Rosman Tanning
! Extract company, the Toxaway
Tanning company and the Glouces
ter Lumber company. The offices
of all three of these concerns will
be moved to Brevard and the busi
ness of all four will be conducted
there under Mr. Silverstein’s
Cattle raising, cheese-making,
creamery enterprises, tanneries i
and packing houses go hand in'
Institute commen»?ement sermon at
the Methodist church and another
sermon at the Baptist ehureh last
sjiring. Dr. Knowlin has resigned
his work in Knoxville to acce])t the
pastorate of the largest IJaptist
church in Louisville, with a mem
bership of about 2,000.
E. L. Wolsliigel of A.sheville has
been with the evangelistic depart
ment of the Baptist Home Mission
Board for a number of years and is
E. L. WOLSLAGEL
a good soloist as well as a strong
leader of congregational singing
He conducted the singing for the
Southern Baptist convention at
Asheville in May.
A broad invitation to att3nd the
services is extended to all and ef
forts will be made to accommodate
those who attend.
GLADE CREEK PEBBLES
Mr. Perry Merrell spent Xmas
with his daughters, Mesdames
Capps and Shuford.
Mrs. Edith Mackey Calendar
gave a family Christmas dinner.
Robert Mackey’s little daughter
has pneumonia fever.
Miss Rena Sentell and brothers
from Hendersonville have been
visiting friends in Glade Creek
Horace Lyday of Penrose took
dinner with his aunt, Mrs. Sam
Harrison Rhodes has just com
pleted a nice barn.
Mrs. Cleveland Morgan of Green
ville is visiting her sister, Mrs.
R. E. Norton, at the Everett farm.
Pearl Lyday spent a few days
with her grandfather, J. M. Orr, at
Edd Norton is to move to Cnllo-
whee this week.
Miss Mary Bell Orr is visiting in
Wiliam Collins,jr., is working at
the saw mill at Pisgah Forest
through the holidays.
MANY HEARD MR. TUHLE
Rev. Robert G. Tuttle preached
to a large congregation at the
Methodist church Sunday night,
coming as the presiding elder of
this district. He was formerly pas
MINISTERS TO MEET
A ministers meeting will be held
on Monday at 10 o’clock at the
home of Rev. John R. Hav. Mr.
Hay will read the principal paper
at this meeting.
New or renewal subscriptions
(beginning January 1) will cost
$IM for one year, 60 cents 6
months, 35 cents 3 months, 25
cents for 2 months.
L. S. Millsaps of Statesvill
is in charge of the farm
stration or agricultural ext
work in Western Carolina, „
h1 before the board of count
mi.s.sioners Monday and
the advantages of this wor
urged the ajjpointment of a
demonstration worker in Tra
This work is being carried
«t‘> counties in North Caroli
in ach county the federal
nn-nt is paying half th
which is about $1,200
The county and its or^a
make up the other hali;.
Mr. Millsaps explained
cessity of better farming i
in the face of high prices i
high cost of living and to
scientific knowledge could
plied by the demonstrator ,
proved methods of farming,
growing, poultry and stock r’aj.-jn
etc., adding that great results
The gcvernment would Teri':> t
that an office be provided for i) i-
demonstrator to be occupied by hi)i»
one day in each week, the oi Ou t
live work days to be spent in vjsir-
ing the farmers and giving t)tp»n
information desired or nerdtd.
Hundreds of tracts of literat:ir»-
would be in the office for free «1---
tribntion among the callers, th—•
pamphlets dealing in a practic?!] nji*!
scientific way with all subjer r.- )n
which farmers, stock, poult.'y .
fruit growers are interested.
Prof. T. C. Henderson explair* •
the board that when the
was brought before the old »
more than a year ago.Jthe bof»i
education, the farmers unior-. .
Brevard Banking company and
Brevard club agreed to contri ■
$;>0 each toward making up
salary of the demonstrator. He
thought he could have all iJ;e
Mr. Millsaps thinks that m-st
July would be the practical tin»«>lo
begin this work and the corn ni.^
sioners stated that they would r .eet
again next Monday, at which limo
they vjpuld come to a decisiui; in
• I •
MASONS OF BREVARD
HOLD ANNUAL FEi ST
Dunn’s Rock Lodge No. 267. A.
F. & A. M., gave its annual holiday
get-to-gether feast on last Fiidny
afternoon and night. A large nnm
ber of Masons with their in
friends gathered in the nit*
hall in the afternoon for ^
to the good work this order is
its origin, eto.
Worshipful Master C. M.
presided over the meeting, a\ Jiieh
was opened with prayer by l!ev.
W. E. Poovey. W. E. Breest* de
livered the address ot welcom»-. tl>»i
principal address of the afteji.oon
being delivered by Curtis Bynnui ot:
Asheville, senior warden jn.d
member of the Scottish rite
After a short talk by T. H. GiiPo-
way the meeting adjourned lot re
freshments, which were serv» li in
the old News building, thanks i t iui^
returned by Rev. A W. McD.nnel
before the gratification of apj« r.tes
was proceeded with. After ret. ^
ments had been served adjourn
ment was taken until 7:30 o’l I i-k,
when the master’s degree wa? eon-
fered upon C7. C Harwell.
H. C. Allen of Asheville acrom-
panied Mr. Bynum to BnMMnJ.
Mr. Bynum is a good studrem niiU
imparts his storehouse of i lor-
mation in a fascinating way. n
result of which his address on .Ma
sonry was heard with deep ini« n st.
MR. MOORE ACeEPTS POSITiCN
D. F. Moore, who with his .%if«
and three children recently
to Brevard from Mooresvilh , hns^
accepted a position with the
vard Hardware company. Mr.
Moore comes highly recomm«»ded
as a salesman, having been v.ith
one store for 13 years. Altl nyh
not familiar with the hardtvare
btisiuess be will doubtless
himself to it within a few days. ^