North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
We have already told of the re-or
ganization of "the Davidson River
Church, under the lead of Rev. Robert
Hett Chapman, D. D., in March,
Dr. Chapman was one of the com
missioners that met in Augusta, Ga.,
in 1861, in the General Assembly that
separated from the General Assem
bly U. S. A., and organized the Gen
eral Assembly in the Confederate
States (in 1865 the' word "Confed
erate" was stricken out, and the word
"United" inserted instead). Dr. Chap
man was one of the commissioners
for Concord Presbytery, which then
included the entire western section of
North Carolina. He was an able
teacher, a powerful preacher, and
supplied several churches. He was in
charge of Davidson River Church
from March, 1866, until the winter
The church work was active, en
ergetic, and effectual. Among those
uniting with the church during his
pastorate were M. Jasper Orr, Lam
bert C. Neil!, Isaac T, Lyday, Eli
Patton, Mrs. Martha E. Gash, Flor
ida Galloway. Elsora Galloway, John
W. Mills, Sallie L. Mills, Joel E.
Mackey, George W. Young, Virginia
Patton, J. C. Lyon, William E. Dea
ver, Ichabod Gray, Mrs. M. J. Orr,
Rachel Killian, W. C. Connell, Mrs.
Agnes Connell, Mrs. Malinda Clay
ton. J. B. Killian and Julia Mackey.
During this time the session was
composed of J. W. Killian, Charles
Patton and Elizur Patton. They were
regular attendants on and took active
part in the meetings of Concord Pres
In 1869 Concord Presbytery met
at this church, and, at this meeting
the overture to form Mecklenburg
Presbytery was sent up to Synod.
An indirect testimonial of Dr.
Chapman's power and ability is found
in the fact that a number of preach
ers of other denominations in West
ern North Carolina attended his ser
vices whenever possible, consulted
him as to courses of reading and
study, as well as about elocution and
pulpit manner and presence general
ly. A number of them considered Dr.
Chapman as a "complete and well
rounded theological seminary" ? ex
cept on the subject of infant baptism.
Following the pastorate of Dr.
Out Of Luck
Little Frank, who had removed
with his family to a new house, was
taken to visit the new tenants of the
old house, with whom his mother was
on friendly terms.
The chief object of interest was a
recently arrived baby.
Frank was much taken with the in
fant, and on his way home remarked:
"Mother, it's a pity we moved from
that house. If we'd stayed a bit long
er we should have got that baby." ?
State of North Carolina
County of Transylvania.
IS' THE SUPERIOR COURT
Having qualified as administrator
of the Estate of Ollie J. Perry, de
ceased, late of Transylvania County,
North Carolina, this is to notify all
persons having claims against the
estate of the deceased to exhibit them
to the undersigned at his homeatCal
vert, N. C. Catheys Creek Township,
on or before the 18th day of June
1932 or this notice will be plead in
bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to said estate
will please make immediate settle
This the 18th day of June 1931.
J. ./. PERRY, Administrator of the
estate of Ollie J. Perry, deceased.
6t Jn 18-25jly2,9,16,23
State of North Carolina, County of
Transylvania ? In the Superior Court
Having qualified as administratrix
of the estate of Edwin Poor, de
ceased, late of Transylvania County,
North Carolina, this is to notify all
persons having claims against the es
tate of the deceased, to exhibit them
to the undersigned at her home in
Brevard Township, on or before the
28th day of May, A.D. 1932, or this
notice will be plead in bar of their
recovery .All persons indebted to ?aid
estate will please make immediate
payment. This the 18th day o? May,
MAGGIE J. POOR, Administratrix
of Estate of Edwin Poor, deceased.
TRY OUR WANT ADS.
We contribute to your
good looka. You can get
a Vitalis treatment here,
the vegetable oil tonic,
also the Fitch products.
It Pays To Look Well*
SMITH'S BARBER SHOP
Chapman, Rev. D. McNeill Turner,
D. D., supplied the Davidson River
pulpit during the year 1872. Dr. Tur
ner, ordained as minister in 1837,
was for some fifty years active as a
preacher and a teacher. He was one
of the commissioners that o'i;jcanize<!
the Southern Presbyterian Church in
1861. He taught at Davidson River
Academy, and was pastor of the Da
vidson River Church.
Some 17 or 18 years later, when
Dr. Turner was 78 years old, he spent
the winter at Davidson River, and
taught a subscription school. The
writer wa? one of his pupils, and has
a very vivid recollection of the old
man, standing over six feet tall,
standing as straight as a flag pole,
and with a long flowing white beard.
He had a remarkable command of
.the English language, and also a fiery
I temper. One of his mild descriptions,
addressed to a slow-witted or scared
pupil, was: "You incomprehensible
numbskull of a boobv vou."
I Dr. Turner is also remembered by
one of his experiments in education,
which he carried out on one of his
sons, not feeling that he was at lib
erty to experiment on another man's
son. As to this particular boy, the
doctor kept him out of school until
fourteen years of age and then gave
him an intensive course of drilling
in the "three R's" ? reading, writing
and 'rithmetic, and followed this up
by regular courses. In that particular
case it worked well, as the son, Mc
Neill Turner, was for many years an
able, successful and prosperous law
,yer in Texas.
Rev. D. T. Towles supplied the Da
vidson River pulpit from the spring
nf 1873 until the following winter.
There is little to be noted other than
usual services, and work largely
i During 1874, Rev. William Graves
a former pastor, held a number of
services, at one of which Thomas S
Wood was received into the church,
(Mr. Wood had come from Scotland
to manage Valley Home for its own
er, Mr. Charles T. Lowndes. We
know "Valley Home" as "Engadine,'
I the country home of Randall W. Ev
1 During 1875 some services were
held by Dr. McAboy and some by Dr
During 1876 services were held bj
, Rev. Mr. Knoll. The records show
I many additions to the church.
In 1877 Mecklenburg Presbytery
?met at Davidson River Church. Rev.
?1. W. Flinn, just finished at Theo
; logical Seminary, was ordained, anc
I supplied the Davidson River pulpil
until some time in 1878.
This, in brief, brings the account
of the church up to the summer of
1878, at which time the Rev. W. H
Davis came to Davidson River on his
first Davidson River pastorate. Ar
account of his pastorate will follow
in a later chapter.
During this period the South pass
ed through the stormy davs of re
construction, and this section of the
country had its share of the storn
'and stress? much like the rest of the
During this period, the Union oi
Northern wing of the church strug
gled along, and finally dissolved, the
remaining members returning to the
, Also, during this period the David
, River Academy ceased to func
tion. and the church permitted tht
public schools to use the school rooms
formerly used by the academy.
' The acute stage following 'the Civil
|VVar was over, and the country, and
the church, were in position that it
was possible to progress and go for
i (To be continued)
I NOTICE OF SALE
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF TRANSYLVANIA
| Under and by virtue of the power
of sale contained in that certain deed
of trust executed by C. E. Lowe and
wife, Fannie Fortune Lowe, J. G.
Lowe and wife, Nina Cook Lowe, to
the undersigned, dated August 6.
1924, and of record in Book 14 of
Deeds, at page 824 of the Trust deed
records of Transylvania County,
North Carolina, default having been
made in the payment of the indeb
tedness thereby secured, whereby the
power of sale has become operative,
the undersigned will, at the request
of the holder of the bond secured
( thereby, and for the purpose of sat
isfying said indebtedness, on the 10th
|day cf July, 1931, at 12 o'clock, M.,
at the Court House door of Transyl
vania County, North Carolina, in the
City of Brevard, offer for sale at
public auction, to the highest bidder,
All that certain lot of land lying
and being in Town of Brevard, Bre
vard Township, County of Transyl
vania, State of North Carolina, and
more particularly described and de
fined as follows :
Lying on South side of Main Street
adjoining lands of Bishop, Ashworth
and others .and bounded as follows :
BEGINNING on a stake on the
South margin of Main Street, 80
feet distant from where the South
margin of Main Street intersects
West margin of Caldwell Street, this
point being a corner of the Bishop
lot, and runs from this point, with
the South margin of Main Street,
North 64 deg. West, 42 1-2 feet to a
stake; thence South 26 deg. West,
132 feet to a stake in the Ashworth
line; thence with the Ashworth line,
South 64 deg. East 42 1-2 feet to a
stake at Bishop's line; then with,
Bishop's line, North 26 deg. East,
132 feet to the beginning.
This being a part of what was once
the A. H. King lot; and being the
same land described in the aforesaid
deed of trust.
This the 25th day of May, 1931.
A. C. Mann, Trustee Jnll.l8,25jly2
Penrose Pen Points
The Girl Scouts of Penrose met last
week at the home of Misb Jeanette
Talley and presented Mrs. Russell
Boyd of Asheville a $5.00 farewell
honor badge. Mrs. Boyd was formerly
a resident of this community and
scout leader. Miss Jeanette Talley
made the presentation. Miss Fleeto
Freeman, former teacher of Penrose
land scout leader, was re-elected for
The girls of the group came togeth
er to enjoy camp life Wednesday
night. They spent 24 hours of enjoy
able camp life in Mr. Carl Talley's
Keep Kool Kabns under the direc
tion of Mrs. Rhett Talley.
The ladies of the W. M. U. of
Enon church staged successfully a
pageant SiinHay night in the church
auditorium. This was an interesting
and educational program showing the
needs of our missionary work. An
offering was taken at the close of the
Mr. Lowder Lyday of Asheville,
met with other members of his fam
ily at his father's, Mr. G. T. Lyday,
Mr. Lawrence Williams made a
business trip to Greer, S. C., last
News came last week of the illness
of Mr. W. A. Williams' mother of
Hendersonville. She is reported bet
Miss Leslie McGuire has been vis
'iting her brother Boyd in Asheville
'for several days.
Mr. A. C. Gallimore of Henderson
iville, has moved into Mrs. Holliday's
[cottage for the summer.
Mr. and Mrs. N. L. Ponder accom
i panied Rev. J. L. Bragg and family
to Horse Shoe Sunday, attending the
children's day exercises and enjoying
a good dinner on the ground.
Our third gvod rain came Sunday
night. Crops are looking good as a
Lightning struck the wiring to Mr.
, J. F. Middleton's home, doing damage
to the radio, window panes and gui
tar, and slightly shocking the family.
Dr. and Mrs. W. M. Lyday and Dr.
Harold Bradley attended the W. M.
U. exercises Sunday night here.
The Penrose squad met another
Henderson county team, Crab Creek,
by name, Thursday on the local field
and won by a score of 21-13. The
teams were unevenly matched and
Penrose played several of the second
team in the last innings.
In the Carolina Valley league
Fletcher has the place of Oakley now
on the schedule. The local squad
matched Fletcher rather unevenly
here Saturday and lost the game. Be
fore giving our boys the "horse
j laugh," just think that the veterans
I they attacked were once untrained
'themselves. We played some ball if
we did lose by a score of 31-2.
The club will play a practice game
here Thursday with Valley Hill and
imeet Fruitland in the regular sched
ule Saturday at Fruitland.
| Glade Creek New#
Those of this place who attended
the funeral services of Sol Drake at
Pleasant Hill Friday were. Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Brown and son Ernest,
Mrs. Azalea Slatten, Mrs. Eva Rains,
Mrs. S. V. Brown and daughter,
Blanche. Mr. Drake was a brother
of Mrs. J. R. Brown.
A number of folks here have been
attending the revival at English
Ralph Reed of Blantyre, was the
guest one night last week of Ernest
C. S. Brown spent several days
last week in Statesville.
Mr. and Mrs. Hermon Brown re
cently visited relatives in Asheville
Lester Cox was a Brevard visitor
Charlie Orr and James Cox have
been employed on Little River.
Donald Drake of Crak Creek, was
in this section last week.
Misses Nettie and Belle Townsend
spent Sunday with Miss Mary Lou
I Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Orr had as
their dinner guests Sunday, Mr. and
Mrs. Hermon Brown and S. V.
! Virgil McCrary of Little River,
was a business caller here recently,
i Mrs. S. V. Brown spent one day
last week with her father, J. W. Al
NOTICE OF SALE
' Sealed bids will be received at ter
A. M., July 7, 1931, by the Loca
Government Commission of North
Carolina, at its office in Raleigh, foi
$335,000.00 of Funding Gold Bonds
!of the County of Transylvania, Statf
of North Carolina, dated July 1
1931, maturing on July 1 of each
year as follows: 310,000 1940 t<
1945, $15,000 1946 to 1950, anc
$20,000 1951 to 1960, all inclusive
interest payable semi-annually oi
January 1 and July 1 at the rate oJ
six per centum per annum, priticipa
and interest payable in gold at Chasi
National Bank, in New York; genera
'obligations, unlimited tax, negotiable
coupon bonds registerable as to prin
?cipal, no option of prior payment be
fore maturity. Issued under author
ity of County Finance Act as amend
ed. There will be no auction.
Bidders must present with theii
bids a certified check upon an incor
porated bank or trust company pay
able unconditionally to the order oi
the State Treasurer for two per cen
of the face value of the bonds bit
for, the purpose of such check beinf
to secure the County against any los:
resulting from the failure of the bid
der to comply with the terms of hi;
LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMIS
SION, Cho*?. M. Johnson, Director
Raleigh, North Carolina.
East Fork New* | |
Farmers are wishing for rain. Yet
crops are looking good in spite of dry i
weather. Lately, it seems, there are
good rains going 'round us. Oh, well,
we're glad for it to rain just any- ;
where, where it's needed.
Rev. Cleveland Reese preached here ;
at the cemetery near Ralph Gilles- j
| pie's place.
Leon, Ernest and Elmer Gillespie I
' went on a camping trip Thursday
night to upper East Fork.
J. A. Gillespie has returned to East
Fork after spending some time in .
Mr. Cooper and friend from Texas |
are spending the summer at the Coop- 1
er summer home. ,
! Rev. and Mrs. Rufty an dchildren j
of Emma, spent Monday night at the
C. M. Dockins and Leurie Harmon :
of Augusta, Ga., spent last week at |
'the home of W. C. Gramly.
i Ralph McGuire, who is working on i
East Fork, spent the week-end at his
home in Penrose.
Guests at the Gramly home this ;
week are Miss Eloise Gillis of Can
ton, William Dockins of Augusta, Ga., j
and Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Redmon of
Miami. Miss Gillis will return to her
? home Saturday. The other guests are |
expecting to spend the summer.
Mrs. H. E. Whitmire spent Sunday
with her uncle, B. A. Gillespie.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Heath of
Greenville, spent Sunday with the
former's brother, Jack Heath.
Misses Essie and Gladys Mull of
Connestee, were guests week before :
i last of Misses Rachel and Edith I
J H. E. Whitmire killed two rattle
? [ snakes last week.
, I Explanation Correct
' "Ninety-nine per cent of college
[ students are journalists."
, 1 "Explain yourself."
I "Well, that is they write for mon
Selic* News Notes
Mrs. Nancy Brown, who has been
?pending some time in Florida, re
turned here one day last week. She
is now with her brother, J. P. Wilson,
for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Bar+on of
Pickens, S. C., spent Saturday night
and Sunday in this section, visiting
Mrs. H. C. McKinna is still very
ill at her home here.
Lyle McCoy and Harrison Hall
spent Sunday in Selica.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dunn spent Sun
day with Mrs. Roxie Dunn.
Miss Mary Mann spent Sunday
with Miss Irene Galloway, of Che
Miss Laura Turner of Pickens, S.
C., is visiting friends and relatives in
Joe Whitmire had the misfortune
of losing his home by fire last Wed
Miss Ruby Lee Zachary of Brevard,
was a cfiurch visitor here Sunday
Mrs. Bessie McCarter is visiting i^ /
this section. J
Miss Dovie Scruggs of Pisgah For
est, spent a few days with her sister,
Mrs. Jean Bryson, last week.
Mrs. Bass Reese and daughter aro
visiting her mother whu is very ill.
LIQUID OR TABLETS
Relieves a Headache or Neuralgia in
30 minutes, checks a Cold the first day
and checks Malaria in three days.
6 6 6 Salve for Baby's Cold
THE RIGHT WAY TO TRAVEL
is* by train. The safest. Most com
fortable. Most reliable. Costs lest.
Inquire of Ticket Agents regarding
greatly reduced fares for short trips.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY SYSTEM
BREVARD UNDERTAKING CO.
D. F. MOORE and PURDE OSBORNE
DAY PHONE, 88
NIGHT PHONE: D. F. Moore, Phone 250
Purde Osborne, Phone 159
AMBULANCE Service At ALL HOURS
THE NEW FORD
S TANDARD S E DAN
A beautiful five-passenger car , ivith longer, wider body , and
attractive , comfortable interior . The slanting windshield is made of
Triplex safety plate glass. You can now have the new Ford delivered
with safety glass in all windows and doors at slight additional cost.
The price of the new Ford Standard Sedan is $590,/. o. b. Detroit
F.O.B. Detroit, plus freight and delivery. Bumpers and spare tire extra at lotc cost. Convenient, economical terms through the
Authorized Ford Finance Plans of the Universal Credit Company