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SVT^VANIA COUNTY LIFE
(W.'me changed from Sylvan Valley News, January I, 1917.)
BREVAKI), NOKTH CAKMLINA, FRIDAY. JANUARY 1917.
ITS mm MEETIKS
r>. L. EnglivSb, President; Co!. C.
C. Hod}rcs Vice President; F.
D. Clement and A. 11. Kizer,
Treasurer and Secretary.
The Brt'Viird v hib in uiinual ses
sion Tnesiluy ni^ht cloctrd olUci*rs
Prosiilrnt, P. 1j. ; vice
prusul«>nt. Col. C. Hmii:“s; trras-
urer, Frank I). ('Unni'iit ; st'crftarv,
A. H. Kiz.'r ; new i;iv('rnors, A. ii.
Caldwell and D. 11. Ward.
St^crntary Kizi'i'an >. tho n'tirini;
prosidtmt, .1. A. MiIUt. ,ir., read
their annual reports and Mr. Miller
coniini^nded tlu; spirit *>f liarmoity
and cordiality al-ouTulinLr ainun;:
the club ineinluM’s. ^ivinir it sis his
Opinion that tlie i lu!) liad wmuLjlit
■well dnrin>4 its hrief history.
Hodffes clmned in and said he be
lieved that the elnb had t\)Stered ,i
spirit aTuonir the peo}>le tliat made
possibl(* tlu‘ aeuuirenient t»l' tlu>
Transylvania Tannin.i: i’o.
Upon I eintr escorted to tlu' chair
the new pri'.>idi‘nt ])roniised the
club his ‘support and aski-d tor tlu-
co-opfration wi' the n'enil) *rs.
Refreslnueiits weri* served.
iRy Rev. A. W. McDaniel.1 j
Rev. \V. D. No'.viin, n O., is a '
people’s preacher. The cburcdi ol
which he is now pastor in Knox-
villrt is known »is the ])eople*s
church, atul lias oiu' of the lartr**sf
Sunday scliovds in the country/,
The 'Pwentv S. cond and Walnut
street e}i!;rci:, Id x he »:^oes in
Kebruarv, h» lj(';nsvilh‘. Kv^., is a
^reat elinrc!i o: tlie eonunon peo-
])le. Dr. X-'Aliii has n jCrtatnies
sity,e or tl'.e erimriinji jii.nii and
every I't all cl ;ss'-> s}ii);;ld hear
hitii at . pich servici*. I) •. ?sowlin
will pre;* -^! his lirst s>-ri;ion on
.t^onday Jiialil. February 1.').
'I’l;.* Sl^^irvr evan-4'‘list, E.
Wolsla^M‘1, will le^id th*i siTitr’-'-L'
Iroru attra'i'ive Tiew bmiks, ^vh^c]l
ii!'e now on hand. Sinu'ers from
v.inons e!iurd»i>s arv* invited to
HS'i>t. Mr. Wol.sl.i ;:el is MI' ciV‘cti ve
.-•olo’st a!r(>. Do not fail toarran'.rc*
services, 11 :!)() a. ;n.
ser:' - s
nt I !ie
: i.% :ir nurht.
menr th;i t a s]>'*ci»l
'\ i;l st‘i-vi‘‘t's will betrin
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Reprt‘Sentative (■». \V. Wilson has
introduced in the h«.use bills ap
pointing justices of tlu‘ peace in
this county, ]>revenlini' fallinij of
trees and providing for road coni-
missioners. Publicity has not l)«'cn ,
given to the derails,
Mr. Wilson was riven position on I Eve from Eden was a ]>enalty for '
the followini' coiuinittet*s: I’nnt-! disobedience The flood was sent
■ !' r.‘
>: ■■.ir'iee 1
thi’ir denoini'i.t in tlieir lin".
Mini lliat a Similar series win bi-ein
at t!:e Mctb').ii>r cliureh on Febru i
ary 1. starts a train of tbouirht con- |
cerinnu: the lar^re j-.art thatreli'r-1
ious revivals hav(‘ jjlayed in the j
nioldinir of history.
The hist(>ry of the ract* from the I
be"innin=^ has been a s(‘ries of wan- j
Him. The drivinir of Adam and
inj;, propositions and grievances,
agriculture and ])onsions.
IRIS CONCERT C'MP’NY
COMING TO BREVARO
The Iris Concert conipanv, second
number of the lyoeum course, will
be at the Auditorium on the ni^ht
of January '2'2. The (;omi)any is
composed of contraltt) soloi>t,
pianist and accompanist, all ladies,
and their program takes the form
of a recital.
The first number in l.aevard was
F. A. LEWIS DIES
AT WALHALLA, S. G.
F. A. Lewis, for a number of
years a resident of Transylvania,
died at his home at Walhalla, S. C.,
at noon last Thnrsday following an
extended illness. Interment was
made last Saturday.
Mr. Lewis, who would have been
74 years ohl on the 26th of this
month, was born at Pendleton, !S.
C. lie moved to Transylvania
when a young man, married Miss
as a ]»enally r.jion a sinful race after
it .^had refused to return to Uod
under Noah’s preaching. After a
new braTieh had been started from
Abraham, God found it neci'ssary
to ])unish it severely in divers
The hook of Judges is a record
of a series of such revivals. Sam
uel is the lirst of a long line of
faithful ])reHchers sent of God to
lead Israel to repent and tiirn to
God. The message was unheeded
and Israel was divided, subjugated,
(‘xiled and scattered to the four
cor!iers of the earth.
God has given the greatest evi
dence of His surpassing love for a
sinful man in the life and death of
Ilis Son, JesuH Christ. Jesus, by
His words and dt‘ods, tried to win
men back to their allegiance to
God, but they crucified Him and
rejected His teachings. He insti
tuted a line of faithful witnesses
which has been continuous to this
day to ever remind men of their
obligation to Him. Yet nature re
mains nnehanirod and t>ven avowed
followers of Jesus grow cold and
special eft'orts are necessary to win
them back to their best friend.
Protestantism had its birth in
the Reformation revival of the six
teenth century. Then Protestant
ism itself was saved from death
by the revival of under-
the preaching of Whitefield, the
Wesleys and Jonathan Edwards
and their co-workers. About the
year 1800 another revival spread
over America. The revival of 1S57
Mattie Erwin and settled on a farm
on the French Broad near Cherry-' in America, Scotland and Ireland
field. From this wedlock two child-' Kre^atlv revived the churches and
dren were born, E. E. and F. A.
Lewis, jr. Mi>s Ella English, who
survives, became Mr. Lewis’ second
wife. Their children according to
age follow; L. E., Miss Mattie,
A. K., .Miss Hiden, James OvertoJi
and Miss Eloise Lewis.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis moved to
Walhalla about 25 years ago.
Mr. Lewis was a Confederate
veteran. He enlisted with the 7th
S. C., cavalry and saw service
through the (»ntire war, receiving
injuries at the second battle of
Cold Harbor, Va.
L. E. Lewis was called home from
Brevard on Wednesday of last week
and arrived about one hour before
his father’s death. E. E. Lewis,
formerly of Brevard but now of
Willits, and A. K. (Rube) Lowis of
BreVard did not arrive until after
their father’s death.
The deceased was a Methodist
and was well and favorably known
in this cocnty.
MANY CASES OF MEASLES
County Treasurer S. M. Lance,
who was here Monday from his
home between Cedar Mountain and
Connestee, reported an epidemic of
measles in his community.
and swept into the membership of
the churches l.uOO.OOO souls.
There has been no widespreading
revival since that time bnt a deep,
revival is now the acknowledired
netid of our whole country. The
nnprecedented temporal prosperity
of the last twenty y>ars, with itM
increase of material jiossessions
and conveniences of life, and added
interests and opportunities for
monev-making, bus had the bane
ful effect of tempting our people to
labor for gain and forget horesty,
the Bible, the Sabbath and wor-
shij), both public and private.
Pleasure seeking has become a
mania, until our people are beset
on ttll sides by the insidious evils
of corrupt literature, the poisonous
cigarette, the dance hall with its
temptation to unchastity, the card
table with its gambling tendencies,
and the theater with its portrayals
and suggestions of evil.
Hence the necessity seems evi
dent tor every Christian to seek
and maintain a clo.se fellowship
with the Muster,- and for all who
love Him in truth and His right
eousness to unite their prayers and
efforts for a genuine revival of tfue
Christianity in the hearts of all of
DR. VV. D. NOWLIX
REVIVAL SERVICES iB™o Methodist
Dr. W. D. Nowlin of Knoxville,
and E. L. Wolslajjel, SinginRl Brevard Methodist church
Evanj.>elist, to Bejjin Revival | begin a revival on tebruary 4.
at Brevard Baptist Church. Kev. \\ . L. x’uovey, ihe pastor,
will condu(‘t th*> meeting but will
have some outside assistance part
Revival services will begin at the
Brevard Baptist church on Sunday,
January 14. The ])reaching will
be done by Dr. W. D. Xowli^^, who
is fairly well known to Brevard
people, who heard him deliver the
Institute commencement sermon at
the Methodist church and another
sermon at the Baptist e,hurch last
spring. Dr. Knowlin has resigned
his work in Knoxville to accept the
of the time.
D. Ward Milam, a noted evange
listic singer, who recently conduct
ed the singing at the Central
Methodist church at A.«hevillo and
at a tabernacle meeting in (iastonia,
will conduct the musical end of
these meetings, which will last for
ten days or two weeks.
AIKEN & BROOKS FEED
FIRM MAKES CHANGE
The feed supidy firm of Aiken &
Brooks, which has existed for
jabout a year, has undergone a
change in name, the new one being
Aiken & Scruggs, being composed
of J. L. Aiken and V. B. Scruggs.
J. Whitlield Brooks, retiring
member of the firm, w ill be engaged
in removing chestnut wood from
his boundary of land at the head
waters of Mason creek, known as
the Deaver boundary.
PLENTY 1917 CALENDARS
The insurance and real estate
firm of Galloway & Minnis has
beautiful 1917 calendars gahjre for
distribution to those who call for
Southern Baptist convention at
Asheville in r\lay.
A broad invitation to attand the
REV. A. W. McDANIEL
Pastor Brevard Ee.ptist Church
pastorate of the largest Baptist
ehnrch in Louisville, with a mem
bership of about 2,000.
E. L. Wolsl-igel of Asheville has
been with the evangelistic depart
ment of the Baptist Home Mission
Board for a number of years and is
a good soloist as well as a strong
leader of congregational singing
He conducted the singing for the
services is extended to all and ef
forts will be made to accommodate
those who attend.
N‘.fw students registering since
Inst week are tlu^ followintr ; Elthii-
M»»ose of (i Id Hill, T-ouise R-id ot
Oakland, Fay llest of lUvd^^, Gl:id\s
H(‘»;vcs Ol Marshall, (irac«* (iulTy
of (^ool Sprin'/s. /Mherta Mcl’rack-
en of Clyde, Nellie West of W.*st’s
.Mills, Annie Juynes of Dell wood,
Lanra Hannah of ()l*i, Duii' Mitth-
ews of Argura.
'J’here are six Hamricks in school
this year: (Charles, John. By.fii
and Clara, all of one family, from
Forest City; Marie Hamriclc of
Ellenboro and Miles Hamrick of
Miss Alice Kirk, who was quite
ill for several days, is out again
and has resumed h*.*r cl is^;es.
Mi.ss Patter.son is still detain( d
at her home, Patterson Sj*rings,
by illness, but is improving and
h(>i)C‘s to be back soon.
The societies are getting down to
hard work, having two programs
to prepare and present before A]>ril
it, which will be the date of the an
nual Shakespearean play this year.
EWY BIG BANQUf:^
Invite Several Friends to ParJi'. .~-
pate in Feast at Hotel Cr:::" ;
Addresses Given Bearing: on
Purposes of Oreanization.
E. L. WOLSLAGEL
Preaching at Oak Grove Biiptist
eliurch la.st Sunday by the i>astor‘
Rev A. J. Manley ; subject, Christ
mas ; text, “Where is Ho that is
born King of the .lews? ’
Th(* Qia(d)ec scl.ool is progres.^ing
nicely under the proiicient manatre-
ment of A. P. Bell, a.'sist( d by Miss
Clessie Whitmire. The attendance
Mrs.T. He)ider-;on vij-'ited Bre
vard last Monday for the pvTrpose
of having some dental work done.
Miss Roxie Reece, after .s])onding
the holidays with her jiarents, left
last Monday morning to re-enter
C’oilowhee Normal school.
Miss Clora Jones i.s attending a
business college at Asheville. She
sjient the holidays v. ith her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J W. Jones, return
ing to Asheville last Saturday
Born to Mr. and Mrs, Avery Heid,
a daughter. The other two chil
dren in the home are hoys, so they
are all proud of “little sister.”
Mrs. W. M. Whitmire has been
ill for some tini(*. Sh« is still very
low, but ir is said that her condition
is improving a little.
Some of the members of the
Quebec Local F. E. C. U. of A.
have entered a corn contest to see
who can make the most corn on a
“Farmers’ Union Acre” this year.
Some of the boys of Quebec
school have enrolled in an Irish
potato growing contest. Tliey v^-ill
try to see who can make the most
and best Irish potatoes on one Hcre
of ground. Some of them will also
l)erhaps form a “pig club.” The
girls of the school are talking of
forming a poultry club. They want
to win some of the prizes this year
that were offered at the educational
rally last October.
We appreciate the News very
much in this community. W'Vi liked
the name “Sylvan Valley News”
much better than wo do “Brevard
News,” but we realize tl^at the
paper belongs to the editor and he
has a right to give it whatever
name he prefers ; therefore w'o shall
not complain about the name and
shall be satisfiied so long as we are
given such an excellent ccAiuty
The Carpenters union of B'"
vard, together with a number ‘ f
friends, enjoyed a fine spread vr.il
int'*resting talks bearing on
pnr))oses of lahor unions at ilt »■ i
(’rary last Friday night.
The occasion was enjoyed ' "
jib >ut r>o peo])lo. The spi-ead
all that could be de.sired an»l ) *
talks tended to a fuller acqt.-..?'>-
tance of the public with the ,r
j)oses of labor organizations.
Harold II:irdin, chairman of
committee on arrangements, j
."ifled over the meeting. Bei'-rf*
h;nir rows of men extending fr." «
one end of the dining roomtr. >
other attempted to do justic*-
llu^ bountiful spnmd before Tk
Kev. W. E. Poovey retnrv.’.i
Ora L. Jones was request^'; "d
outline the objf‘cts of the Car;.- •>-
ters union of Brevard. Ife ;v.) i
that the most cordial rela:..>n-*
should exist between bu.«iness ;/ i ts
and laborers and that the carj^t fj-
te”s of the local union were v. nr?;-
ing for the highest standards / '
attaint'd in their line.
CJ. H. Lindsey of Asheville f/-’
l',\ved Mr. Jones. Mr. Lindsey ’
that organized labor didn’t lo(>Is
trouble but tried to cnltivat' • : •
closest relationship among all ' v >• -
es of people. He reviewed s*
of the accomplishments of the hi
organizations in Asheville.
J. F. Barrett of Asheville cem-
]»limented the carpenters upo7» ’)‘f
Hue showing of men present nd
the s])irit in evidence. He said ihar
people organize in labor circles x):t-
same as business and p^ofessil'l^»■
lines for self-promotion, resT,li>r>ir
in a higher citizenship. He
the better organized labor cL
had higher standards of ednc;-; - 'rt
in their communities than in i'
without organization andthar
businessmen of Brevard could j
mote education no better than '
helping the laboring people to
a good foothold in the coniniriM'v.
C. B. Deaver said that orgrtr-. y c
tion was necessary for self-pr».'.,»-
tion and that organized lKt*vi>-
should and does co oyierate in
promotion of civic conditions. V'v*
declared that capital and }?. !>-»*'
must go hand in hand becau.se >>!1
raw products must nndersi«> fr.r'
touch of the laboring hand.
said that organized labor tendc.-i fv
elliciency bv stimulating pr» p.vr«-
tion and good rivalry to exe i i::
A. L. Henry of Asheville t* l 1
how organized labor took car*-
the sick and buried the dend :a
Asheville. He expressed gr»t li;i-
tion at seeing the earpentejs u'i
Brevard in good working conJ!.nijn
as an organized body.
The meeting was closed
prayer by Rev. Mr. Poovey.
The carpenters of Brevard ? re in
high spirits. They have «;1 ib;*
work they can do and it is I ' !* r- >y
that they will send out the M o> )>>-
nian call in order to dischai>«
work to which they have en
called by reason of tho
boom in Brevard.
FAULKNER 6R0CERY GO.
The Faulkner G^’ocery company
has discontinued business, which
has been taken over by the Brevard
Sapt. J. W. Burnett announces
that goods will be sold to emjdoyes
of the mill at actual cost. While
the wages of the employes have not
been raised Mr. Burnett feels that
this move will result in a reduction
in the cost of living.
MRS. LYDABANTHER DEAD
Coroner Thos, J. Summey was
called out for his first inq uest re
cently to look into tho death of
Mrs. Lyda Banther on tho head-
w’aters of Davidson River. Death
resulted from a valvular heart
lesion, death following illness of
about two hours. The husbandand
three children survive. Coroner
Sumijiey was accompanied by B. E.
New or renewal subscriptions
(beginning January 1) will cost
$L00 for one yeai-, 60 cents 6
months, 35 cents 3 months, 25
cents for 2 months.
ONLY TWO AND HALFYEAHS
A typographical error in the ?
last weeki>laced M. J. Orras ^ •
intendent of Oak Grove t's-
school for 21 years instead t t
two and one-half years, as
been the case.
DALTON BOY CUTS KIM SELF
The little boy of Mr. and
Lee Dalton suffered a slight '
in the stomach Monday w’*
either fell upon an open k» i
had it open in his pocket ar;
incision was made as he stoop
. I) e
The Finn thoroughly enjojrs »'•'hfng
and shares with'the Japanese lI.o ccs;-
tom ot both sexes bathing
Finns predominate in the cv.*!rtry
north of the Dana, or Dvlnr, r»ircr.
Here they are agriculturists,
north they are Russia’s
trappers and hunters. They e:.
ty or more kinds of fish in W
district, the best of which tl»^v scud
to the big markets to tho
Their own diet consists almor.-i »i.'rtiro
ly of fish and coarse bread. Xb.t?
mix stale fish with theirana
make a flat cake, to enjoy w: h the
stranger first needs conaidevAu*^
porience and resoltttion.