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MIRROR OF TRANSV1>\'A.MA f;i TY S^fFK
(Name changed from Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 1917.)
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 4. 1917.
WRONG IMPRESSION MADE
CONCERNING W. E. OREESE
News Makes Clear Its Position As To Mr. Breese's Connec
tion Wit!) Suit Against Brevard; No Gharge Made
Nor Injustice Intended.
In expressing his views of thoi
Story in last woc'k’s Nows with ref
erence to the agitation over the
results of the ilenjoeratic conven
tion in which W. E. Ilreeso was
nominated for mayor, Mr. IJrcej^^e
takes the ])osition that he was done
H grave injustice and that thereby i
tho News pluccd him in quite;
an unethical and queshon-
Hble liffht. esiH?cially in connection
with his position as attorney in the
suit of R. A. Poe iV: Co. aguinst
As the editor told Mr. Breese, it
18 fiir from the intention of the
News to do anv one an injus
tice and tln‘ same princi]»le holds
Kood in his «*ase as in all others
To those who may hav»^ thouirht
that the News churned Mr. Fireese
with prosecntinu a “hold-np" suit,
this ])aj)er tak**s this oi)i)ortunitv
t« say that it didn’t express such
as its views but said there were
citi'/i IIS who retiarded such in tins
lijrbt. The Sn])»*rior cuurt, tiy its
decision, retutfs such a chartre or
imputation. The Supreme ct)urt
will finally decidn this question
Tho New’s takes pleasure in statintr
for the benelit of Mr. Br»'»*se, and
to correct any false impressions
that may have been made, that it
meant to lay no charge at his door
nor to do him an injustice, in
view of which we mike this state
ment in the hope of making clear
Ihe position of tho News.
Afraid to Die
It is sweet and glorious to die
for one’s country.— Horace.
REPORT OF INSPECTION BY
Depnty Fire Insurance Commiss
ioner F. M. Jordan, recently made
the following report to the State
Insnrance Commissioner following
an inspection of lirevard :
Hon. J. R. Young, Insurance Com
missioner, Raleigh, N. I'.
Dear Sir; I find here a vol
unteer fire Dept, consisting of 10
men, one combination hand host^
hook and ladder wagon, with l.ODO
feet of hose, I Py rene extinguishers,
one hand reel, with >?00feet oi hose,
and 2(K) feet extra, new hose, all in
very good condition.
Tho water supply is ownod by
the town, is adequate, C. C. Kil-
The Building Laws are being en
forced, no recent violations.
The Inspection Laws an^ not be
ing enforced that is no regular in
spections are being made btit the
Chief of Police, Mr. Brooks, has tiU
trash. rubbisli and combnstible
material either burned or hauled
off every week.
I have also inspected uU buildings,
of v,'hich I find the general con
ditions good, the others as follows:
The Henning Inn, hotel, Jud.^e
Geo. A. Shuford, own*;r. should
have one standard fire escape from
third floor on west side ot lutrth
wing, with balcony at window on
second and third flooi^. And mtioe
served as per copy herewith attach
Dr. M. M. King, building, a small
pile of trash and rubbish on second
I. L. Hedgspeth, cafe, two terra
cotta flues and dangerous.
Rose Cafe, trash and rubbish in
City Pressing Clnb, two flues
brick tm edge.
The Will Justice building cafe
and residence, flue brick on edge.
Brevard is having a clean up
week and th« town is in fine con
dition and tho officials yay they
will keep it this way.
Yours most respectfully,
F. M. Jordan
Depnty Insurance (.lommissioner
This aation, under God, shall
hava a new birth of freedom,
and that gOTemmcnt of the
people, by the people, for the
peo^, s^l not perish from
It is rehited that a private in the
army of the Potomac was sentenced
to be shot for
.sicepin," at his
post »f duty. In
some way word of
execution came to
the attention of
and after writing
out a reprieve he
called hits car-
rlape and started
out t» see that '
the reprieve did ,
not fall to reach j
the poor condemned soldier. It was a |
broillnjr hot day and the ride to camp j
was a loTiK oii* of t*n miles, but the |
irreat-hearted Lincoln was bent on sav
ing the poor .soldier :'.nd he went for
ward. Perhaps the president later for
got the incident amid weightier cares ;
of state, but not so the soldier. When
tlie Third Vermont charged upon the
rifle pits before Yorktown the follow
ing year the enemy poured a volley
upon them. The fir.«!t man to fall was i
William Scott of Company K. with six
bullets through his body. His com
rades caught him as he fell and as '
hi^' life blood ebbed away, he raised
to heaven amid the din of battle, the |
cries of the dying and the shouts of
the enemy, a prayer for the jtrcsident,
and as he died he remarked to his com-
rade.s that Lincoln had showed he was
no coward and was not afraid to die.
At the burial later the chaplain nar
rated tbe circumstances to the boys
who stood about with uncovered
heads. He had pr.nyed for the presi
dent and paid him a most fervid and
glowing tribute with his dying breath,
One country, one constitution, one ^
THE PRICE OF PEACE.
T H.WE never advocated war
except as a means of peace.
Peace won by compromise Is
usually a short-lived acliieve-
Peace, above all things Is to
be de.sir»*d; but bh»od nuist be
s])illed to obtain il m t‘qimbl9
and lasting term.s. — Andrew
Declaration of Principles of
Hew Ticket for Brevard
In view of the fact that the undersigned have been
nominated by a convention of democrats to run for
mayor and aldermen of the town of Brevard in opposi-
tion to the ticket nominated at the court house several
days ago, we desire to let the citizens and tax-payers of
the town know what our policies will be in the event of
our election, and if they meet the approval of the tax
payers we solicit their votes.
In the first place we desire to let it be known that we
are democrats, and not demagogues. We believe in
democracy, but not in demagogues. We have not
always approved the methods and men brought forward
by leaders of our party in times past, and rather than
vote for men or measures we did not approve we have
had the nerve to reject the instruction of our “bosses”
and “scratch” our tickets. In other words we are demo
crats who feel that our leaders have strayed from the
path of true democracy.
In the event of our election to the offices for which
we have been nominated we pledge ourselves to put
into operation a better system of bookkeeping for the
town, with a competent man in charge. We propose to
use efficiency and economy in administering the town’s
affairs, and to see that all tax money is promptly and
properly collectcd and expended for the best interests
of the town as a whole. We stand for better streets,
better sidewalks, proper police protection, and for a
just and impartial enforcement of the ordinances of the
Another thing the undersigned want the tax-payers
of the town of Brevard to know is that we look upon
the suit of the R. A. Poe & Co. against the town as a grave
injustice to the town, and we deplore the fact that a
judgment for damages to the amount of nearly eight
thousand dollars was rendered against the town in the
Superior court last week. If the undersigned are elected
we pledge ourselves to fight this suit to a finish, believ
ing that a hearing of the case before the Supreme court
of the state will result in a reversal of the lower court,
which will save the taxpaj^rs of the town about $8,000,
for which every tax-payer will be forced to pay a pro
We are convinced that if the town of Brevard is
forced to pay this heavy penalty for the incompetency
of the concern that paved the streets of the town that a
great injustice will be done the tax-payers, and we desire
to save the town from the embarrassment it would suffer
in the event its would-be mayor is forced to appear be
fore the Supreme court as leading counsel for the pav
ing company and argue this damage suit against the town.
We stand for morality and justice to all parties. We
are not strangers in Brevard. If the voters of the town
believe me we will make efficient officers we solicit
ORA L. JONES,
Candidate for Mayor.
C. M. COOKE, JR.,
A. M. VERDERY, JR.,
F. D. CLEMENT,
J. W. BURNETT,
B. W. TRANTHAM,
Candidates for Aldermen.
MONDAY AT OAK GROVE
Presiding Elder Tuttle Will Be
Present; Oak Grove Cemetery
Will Have Cleaning; Preach-
iag at Both Churches.
(Reported for the News.)
The Second Quarterly Conference
of tho Brevard charge will Ik? held
at O*^ k irove Methodist church
The Presiding Elder, Rev. R G.
Tuttle, will ])reach there on Suniay
at 4 p. m. and at Brevard at niirht.
On Monday morning from 7:3(> to
II those interested will meet and
clean off the cemetery. The Presid
ing Elder will preach again at II
after which dinner on the grounds
will be served followed by the Con
Bring yonr tools and come early.
Bring a basket and stay late.
MINISTERS TO MEET
A meeting of ministers will be
held at the Presbyt-. rian manse on
next Tuesday at 2 o’clock. All
ministers of the coanty are in
GMDED SCHOOL OF
Interesting Exercises Held on
Wednesday and Friday Nights;
Picnic Friday on French Broad
The public school of Brevard
closed last week. The final com
mencement exercises were held on
The first commencement exerci.se
was leld on Wednesday night, when
a play and drills were rendered, as
mentioned in last week’s News.
The last school work was done by
tiie pupils on Thursday.
On Friday a picnic was enjoyed
on the grounds of the French Broad
Camp for Boys. School patrons
and friends of the school prepared
a bonntifnl spread that appeased
the apiietites of the picnickers
at 12 o’clock. It was* spread on
table clothes on the ground near
the spring. Old folks as well as the
young ones groui^ed aronnd the
spread and enjoyed the feast great
ly—and there was an abundance of
it. There were no formal exercises.
The boys played ball for a while.
Some of the picnickers fished in the
French Broad, some swam, others
waded, and love-sick swains blew
sugar into the ears of their lovers.
For abont an hour the children
fonnd the chcte in tho lake quite
interesting and since there was no
water they took many a thrilling
slide down the tin trough.
On Friday night at the Audito
rium the more weigthy matters
held sway when i;cmmenceraent
artdress by Dr. E. M. Poteat, presi
dent ot Furman University at
Gre^'nville,and the graduating exer
cises were heard Dr. Poteat de-
light-ed an audience that filled the
Auditorium for ao hour on the
‘•.Springs of our National Life.”
Using a figure of speech in his be
ginning he showed how it takes
first a spring to make a small
water course, which grows into a
river, then into a gulf and finally
into a grtmt ocean. In the same
manner it trikes the school life to
grew into n great national hfe with
its momenrous ]m)bleras. Dr.
Poteat laid empha.'-iis upon tbe im
portance of making the most of
school life, the duties of patrons
and communities in providing
necessary facilities for the proper
training of the children who in
later years must conduct the affairs
of national life.
There were only four graduates.
Their ex»'rcises were interesting
and the subjects of the orations by
two young men permitted a wide
range in the selection of material.
The speakers showed originality in
their worK, giving em]>hasis to
present :iay affairs as well as to
those of by-gone years.
While the subjects selected by
the lady graduates permitted origi
nality they did not allow such wide
range in material nsed, but their
papers were original and well pre
OEMOCRATS HAVE TWO
TICKETS IN THE FIELD
NEW CANDIDATES PUBLISH
MOTIVES FOR CANDIDACY
Where the Brevard News Stands;
Republicans Have No Ticket.
Election on Tuesday.
Missi Alberta Perkins' paper was vard.
Brevard citizens will have th'
choice of two democratic tickets t«
vote on in the municipal election
on next Tuesday, when a mayor
and five aldermen will be elected.
A«» a result of dissatisfaction that
grew out of tho convention r»?-
cently held at the court hoaso when
a ticket was nominated, a number
of business men and representa
tive citizens—all democrats—met
Monday night and pnt another
ticket in the field. These men,
who have the backing of the well
wishes of many of the best citizens
of the town, decided to pnt out
another ticket for the reasons they
have expres.sed in their “declara
tion of principles” given on this
The now ticket, despite rumors
to the contrary, is not committed
on the question of town extension.
It has reached no coDclu.«!ions as to
expensive clerks, etc.. as erroneous
reports would indicate. Its ideals
and purposes are progres.sive as set
out in the platform, anti while it
has pledged itself to morality noth
ing has been said about Sunday
closing as intimated by those fight
ing the ticket.
Since the probable attitude of
the News has been questioned in
r gard to the dissatisfaction re
sulting from the convention 'it
takes this opportunity to say that
the New’S has taken no stand in the
matter. It has onlv discharged its
obligation to its readers in giving
them the news and the situation
without making any recommenda
tions or advocating any changes in
the ticket or the putting out of a
new one. The News will adhere
strictly to the policy of keeping
hands off when it comes to differ
ences between democrats. Some
of the best and most i)rominent
business men of the town are on
both tickets and the News readers
know them sufficiently well to in
telligently choose for the best in
terests of the town. While the
News expresses no convictions or
leanings in the matter, the editor
reserves the right, as should every
other citizen, to reach his own
conclusions, have his own prefei*
ences and possess his own convic
tions and exercise them as an indi
vidual to his heart's fullest delight.
Following is the ticket named at
Mayor—W. E. Breese.
Aldermen—J. A. Miller, jr., J.
M. Kilpatrick, J. S. Bromfield, D.
G. Ward, T. L, Snelson.
Following is tho ticket named on
Mayor—Ora L. Jones.
Aluermen—.J. W. Burnett. F. D.
Clement, (’! M. (’ooke, A. M. Ver-
dery, B. W’. Trantham.
The following from the above
tickets are serving on the present
board ; Mr. Cooke, mayor : Messrs.
Miller. Kilpatrick, Snelson and
Citizens can vote the ticket as a
whole or scratch and insert names
as though they w’ere tickets of dif
ferent political parties.
The republicans have no ticket
in the field.
;on “The Life of Edgar Allen Poe.”
I That of Miss Georgia Burrell was
on “Tennyson and Some of His
Poetry.” Hubert Hardin snoke on
“Tho Rising Tide of Domocracy”
and Rotert Deaver, jr., spoke on
“The Passing of King Alcohol.”
The tiiajority of the teachers left
daring the early part of the week
for their homes. Prof. J. C. Jones,
the school principal, went to Win
gate to be with his people until
June 13, when he takes up work as
one of the teachers of the summer
school at the Cullowhee Normal.
•Miss Irene Montgomery went to
Landrum, Misses Verna and Mil
dred Goode to Boiling Springs, Miss
Frances McIntosh to Denver, Miss
Sue Cannon to Horse Shoe, Miss
Edna Stroup to Hickory. Miss
Georgia Bell is a resident of Bre
700 MARCH IN SOKOA
SCHOOL RALLY PARABI
IN FORE AND AFTERN^^O.N
Permanent Organization Porfec'-
ed; Preparations for Makistj;
Rally Annual Event.
Gentle, perfume-laden V r.*.
rhat swept away vestiges of tl.rcut-
;ning fatigue ; a sun shining iiuc.
a speckless blue sky forrn u «i;
ideal daj for the annual (4i-intv
Sunday school rally on Tuesdnv m -
700 Sunday school workers imm’ i i
mtri the grounds of Brevard 1
tate, where the rally exercis- .-v w.n-
The program was int-ev**-fm^'
though not extended and not rc-jirt
aentative of the many
schools in the county. The «ttoo
dance from these schools wh~ uuf
as large as it w^as last year, tli»* de
crease probably being due to f;ti’or-
able farming conditions foll'i'vin*:
a good show of rain on M'/u luy
A permanent organization wav
perfected with the view to f(ir.M*r
ing the work and making the xii
annual event better than any ol it/-
The Sunday schools represi n'i -;
formed a line of march from t h
Episcopal church and follu a*-
Main street to Caldwell ; D. j»>r
street to the Southern depot urr.
from the depot dow^n WhUruir>
street to the Institute, where U A
letters on cloth above the enlrnn
heralded the “Welcome” exttn.W '.
to all who entered. The proce>-'’* i:
was quite an extended one anl t It
in the line of march carried ti ty?
banners and pennants, folio
the drum corps of M. J. Orr, su; *-t
intendent of Oak Grove Union Sn; -
day school. Miss Allie Car^tr.rl.
mounted on horse, acted a>
In the absence of Henry Ran’ or.
Welch Grallow^ay presided over lo.,;
exercises which opened with
song, “America.” This was t,..
lowed with prayer by Dr. C. 1/
Chapman. Prof. C. H. Trowbr}*?!.'**
in brief and appropiiate rcmurK*'
extended a cordial welcome to tho-
in attendance and said that ut*
knew of no gathering to which li-
had rather extend a welcome thai.
to a band of Sunday school wo;-k»’rs
Tho address of welcome was fo!i«»w-
ed by a timely response frwu
Bowling Henderson of QoeJw::
The exercise as renderi*d >*v
schools opened with a song 1 \ t- u.
children from the Episcopal r
school of Brevard. This was
lowed by a recitation by M
Rebecca Blythe from the llrevuiv
Presbyterian Sunday school. Thi>
Sunday school alsosang“We Mj'.’.m-I'.
We March to Victory, ’ and ihis I*. -
ing the only song rendered of tho.-t
arranged by tho rally contest
mittee, honorable mention we//." ;*
this school. Other songs
rendered but they were not .sole t ::
from, the list of songs nafj ^d l
One of the most po])ular leat i.n
of the day was a speech reiulen !
by Roy, the young son of Mr. ;if: i
Mrs. Joe Johnson of Oak Grv-v '
Sunday school. It was of a ];utr.
otic nature, prepared by his fatJu r
especially for the occasion and rv!.
dered most interestingl^j". 'vn>
freely applauded. Another .s\:roui:
and pleasing feature that bron^I :
I prolonged applause was a ]iatria(i ‘
song by Alvin Moore, son oC if
and Mrs. D. F. Moore, of the
vard Baptist Sunday schoi. I
“Ancient of Days” w’as
Brevard Institute pupils and UaYt
Grove Sunday school rende.* ed ' .
selections. The morning excrcis» a
closed with the singing of
Star-Spangled Banner” f«,Uow i
with prayer by Rev. A. W. M.
The refreshment committee hs I
been spreading the refreshmenr.s
on a long table and after the
gathered around the table thanks
were returned by Rev. W. U
Poovey and Rev. A. W. McDani« L
The afternoon program consisted
ot a conference of Sunday scho«.3
workers in which views w re x-x-
pressed on various phases of Suji-
day school work.
Mrs. J. A. Forsythe was absent
and there was no talk on “Graded
Lessons.” Rev. J. R. Hav, whvi
was to talk on “How to Interc'^t
Boys in Sunday School Work,” wn>=
out of town attending a meeting nt
the Presbytery, This suhji^ct was
dfscQSsed by a number of tliose in-
terested in this phase of Sundny
school work. The opening remarks
on “Methods for Increasing Sanday
Continued on page three.