VOL. I NO. SYLVA, N. C, FEBRUARY; 28, 1913 'V $1.00 THE YEAR IN ADVANCE v LATIRE GA ON REMOVAL OE COUNTY FBGa WEBSTER TO SYLVA THEMSELVES MAY The Senate passed the Jackson County Court House Election bill on its second reading' by a , vote of 9i to 5 alter a heated and prolong ed discussion. Senator Hannah, of Haywood, championed the bill on floor of the Sanate and made a jnasterial speech in favor of .the - When it came to the third read ing the bill passed by practically an unanimous vote, only 3 Senators voting against the bill while 31 voted aye when their names were called. : , jfle bill had come dp to the Sen ate from the committee on counties, xities and towns, of that body, on a minority report, this being the rea son for such a hot contention on the floor. The house had already passed the bill and the action of the Senate gives the people of Jackson county tht it to settle the question for themselves, The Senate made only one amendment, it providing for the purgL g of the registration books of all names of voters who on ac count of death, removal or other causes, are disqualified. The bill provides for an election to be held May. 15, 1913 upon the question of removal of the county gite from Webster to Sylva, provid ed that, in the event that the peo ple shall express themselves in fav or of removal, Sylva shall donate to the county a site for the public buildings. The cost of the erection of said buildings shall not exceed $30,000, $10,0UU of which is guaran teed by the people ot Sylva. Miss Margaret Hastings leaves tomorrow to visit friends in Mur phy. . FOR SALE Large, beautiful building lots on the east side of my farm, over-looking Sylva, and about twenty acres of very rich land on the west side. Geo. P. Miller. f,Z. Alley III C. C, Buchanan & Buch y vr coucnanan Httorne0at-Xuw Webster. N. C. While ili. Alley has moved to WaynesvMe, he' will continue to ft auve part in tne practice qi law at Webster. COLEMAN C. COWAN, Attorney and Counsellor atLaw, Webster, n. c DR.S McGUIRE. DENTISTS. Office : Pharmacy Building, JOHN fl. PffRRlS JEWXLR Sylva, N. C. W- R.;SHERRILLI Attorney at Law. Office In Court Houtt, 1 SHE PEOPLE WILL DE IDE FDR 15TB, 1913 . WORK BEGUN GN DEPOT, The Southern Railway carpenters NEW arrived in Sylva Wednesday endure its passage. Thf Stilled, say J uegun me wotk 01 erecting Sylva s, 9 . i -m new depot. The work will be pushed forward! as rapidly as possible and will be ! Metzger ,of Metzger Bros., yester completed by the last of March. j day, "the law carries -np penalty. For some time the Southern has beerf promising to build a new . freight and passenger depot'here, as it has been badly needed, but for divcrj reasons they did not get : arouna to it a3 soon as nad been! hoped. i The old part of the depot will be ' shipments for personal consump remodeled and fitted with a roof of! tion which are the sort of packages fire proof material and will, with some extension at the east end. serve as a freight depot, while new offices and waiting rooms will be built at the west end of the present structure. This will give Sylva one of the best and most convenient depots on the Murphy Division. FREIGHT BATES. News and Observer Charlotte, Feb.24. Chairman E. L. Davis and Judge George P. Pell, of the state corporation commission and Chief Clerk A. J. Maxwell held an important meeting here today with representatives of the shippers of freight for the purpose of pro curing important data to be used in the trial of the cases brought before the interstate commerce commis sion by the North Carolina corpora tion commission to secure fairer interstate rates. It is the purpose of the commissioner to prosecute these suits with vigor should the conference at Raleigh Wednesday between the railroad men and the legislative committee prove futile. Among those present today were J. L. Graham, representing the Winston-Salem board of trade, and T. J. Ryan, representing the South ern Furniture Association and W. S. Creighton, of the Charlotte Shippers and Manufacturers Association. VILSON'S CABINET. We gather from the daily ex changes that the following will be a partial list of the cabinet of Presi dent Wilson. The president-elect, himself, has made -no statement in regard to any cabinet portfolio. However this is generally accepted as being authentic. Secretary, of State, William 'Jen nings Bryan. Nebraska; Secretary of treasury, William G. McAdoo, Mew York; Secretary of Navy, Josephus Daniels, North Carolina; Postmaster General, Albert Sidney Burleson, Texas. A LITTLE CHILD. " l Jerdie. the 7 year old daughter of Mr: J no. Ashe, died at his home- Monday morning after a brief ill ness. She was at school Friday but was taken sick Friday evening and died r Monday mornings The funeral iWasjheld here Tuesday and I her, remains? were laid 'Wrest ; avj X , v WILLI EBB !itf ?HIIRT. tioy on business? 'V.- 1 The Pit t, Norfolk, y.- v Norfolk distributors; whiskey and beer look with unconcern on the law just passed by Congress affecting shipments frbnwet into dry-territory, Of severaf question ed not one expressed anyv fear that it will hurt business " f - The bill, which was introduces by Representative Webbof North Carolina, underwent radical revision ! rnn y-t irf - 4 . . 5- i 1 c uiouipuiois, any apprenention tney might have felt -Afg , "In flrst place" said B. F. Kven if 'its provisions are violated, wnich we shall not hayeto do to UOUUDUe snipmentsvno .action can be taken- The law, again; is aimed onlv at shipments wWch;hre to be lu vunauuu ui state, uouuiy or municipal laws. It has no effect on mai 8 out of Norfolk in the main." ouiypere m nunui uu uusmess in North and South Carolina and Georgia. In 'North and: Sbuth Car olina there are laws limiting the j amount o. whisiey a man may have in his possession. .The purpose of laws 13 not t0 Prohibit a man's having all the whiskey in his own home he wishes," but to give the right t seizure to officers of the law if it is suspected 'th& a man has whiskey to be used in violation of the State prohibition laws. These ; laws are similar -to a Virginia statute-giving the right of search and seizure of officers when it is be lieved a man is selling whiskey without license. As amended the law just passed by Congress does not give the right to interfere witn shipments when in the hands of a common carrier. Although this was one of the things demanded by those favoring a fed - eral statute, no such' provision was made in the law. Had it been done, it is claimed the law would have been unconstitutional. Even as it is the claim is made that the law will not stand a test, but as there is no penalty for vio lation it is said by distributors there will not be an occasion to test its legality. WEBB GIVEN AN OVATION Gazette-News. Washington, Feb. 21. Represen tative Webb, father of the Webb li quor bill, was given an ovation when he appeared at the Vanghan Bible class at the Calvary Baptist church. The Vaughan class is one of the oldest and by far the largest Sunday school class in the United States. The thousand or more mem bers of the class pledged the ninth district congressman their support in upholding the Webb liquor bill When Mr. VVebb had finished his speech he was cheered for 15 min utes. CULLOWHEE TO GET $60,000 Representatives Croriatrie, Fer guson and Wike and Senator' Dav is, the comimttee of the Legislature sent to inspect the Cullowhee school expressed themselves as being well pleased withthe work being done there and i with the conditions. They will recommend that the the General Assembly appropriate $60,000 for Cullowhee this year to be used in building a dormitory for the boys, and admistratibn building together with other improvements. This will be a long step in the right direction looking towards the vdu- cntioti of thebdys and -girls :4ass Western' -Carolirq.; ,.- . :: : GOOD ROAD SYLVA, TOOMD IttOWHEE TO BUILD ROADS. COMMISSIONERS APPOINTED The General Assembly has made I provision for road improvement, in Jackson County, by the passage of two bills, one is entitled an act to amend the charter of Sylva "and nro vide for building roads. The otKer t0 Drovide ,ood roads m Syl- - va, Dillsboro and Cullowhee town ships, by a bond issue. The bill appoints road trustees, whose duty is to look after the road work in their township. The bonds when issued will ue township and not Couuty bonds. As it is impossible for us to get copies of these bills this week, we can not publish them in this issue but will do so next week. : One of the roads to be built is from Sylva to the Cullowhee School another from Sylva to Beta and still another from Sylva to Dills boro. STIRRING TIMES IN MEXICO. Francisco I. Madero and Jose Rivo Suarez, Ex-president and far mer vice-president of Mexico, were killed in Mexico City Feb. 22, as the culmination of the unsettled conditions existing in that unfort u nate country. It is charged that the revolution ists, who now have the upperhand, are responsible for the double mur der, while they claim that they knew nothing of the act until it had been perpetrated and that it ! was due entirely to unforeseen cir- cumstances. I hat m an attempt ' to escape they were cut down by bullets of the two opposing parties It is not known and probably never will be, just how the awful act, that has shocked the sensibili ties of the civilized world, occurred. The United States is holding troops, at Galveston and other J points, awaiting any eventuality that may make it necessary for this country to intervene and take charge of affairs in Mexico. There is a strong feeling which seems to be growing in every part of the United States that it is time for this government to send troops to Mexico and put an end to the numerous atrocities that have been perpetrated in that poor bleeding country. President Taft does not think that the time has came for Amer ica to interfere with the affairs o her neighbor, but admits that the occasion is likely to arise at any time, to cause him as commander-in-chief of our armies and navies, to order American soldiers to march on Me ico City. Both Great Britain and the United States refuse to recognize the pro vincial government with the leader of the latest revolution, General J Huerta, uutil they can the facts of conditions existing. General Huerta has given his promise that a speedy and thorough i investigation, as to the death of j Madero and Suarez will be held and the blame, if there be blame. will be nlaced in its right place and J pay ine penalty:! ; uois S FOR JACKSON v COL COHEN PLEASED WITH THE OilTlOflit Colonel Sanfofd H. Cohen, the manager of the Greater Western North Carolina association, arrived in the city yesterday afternoon from the west coast of Florida, where he has been working in the interest of the Land of the Sky. Colonel Cohen has been away almost a month and he has visited practically all of the rlorida, tourists resorts. He had several papers containing inter views and advertisements in promi nent papers of Jacksonville, Tampa St. Petersburg, Palm Beach Au gusta and other resorts. In speaking of Florida, Colonel Cohen said; "I took with me two trunks, three boxes and five or six packages of literature which was distributed from Miami, on east coast, to St Petersburg, on the west Not only was advertising distribut ed but newspapers were used freely and posters were placed in conspi cuous places throughout the -state. I found that the business coas had beenbad but the country is filling up rapidly with people returning rom Pairiaii aai Caba. The only ' place I found in Florida where i vvas ard to gat dzzy a n iioi s was St. Petersburg. I found a grea many people through Florida who are thinking of coming to Western North Carolina on their way home. At St. Petersburg, arrangements have been made for a car direct to Western Carolina in- March and another in April. Indications are that a late winter and early spring will bring large crowds to the Land of the Sky. While' will be good crowds during the spring, the ma jority of the people in Florida and other sections which I have visitedt are talking of visiting this section during the coming summer." Citi zen. SIX MONTHS SCHOOL. The Senate by a vote of 44 to 1 passed the Thorne-Majette school bill and every child in North Caro lina will have access to at least six: months of public schools in every year. The only dissenting voice in the Senate was that of Senator Little of Anson. Senator Bryant proposed an amendment, which was accepted by the Senate, providing that irt any county where there were in- ! sufficient funds, the commissioners. Imov low q cnoniol tov f tr ov. ceed 5 cts on the one hundred, dol lars to be used for school purposes,' . According to the law as passed, by the General Assembly, there shall be a school of not less than: six months duration in every school district in North Carolina By a vote of 81 toU the house passed the Kellum bill providing for the semi-annual issuance pf $300,00 four per cent state bonds to be used in financing the road bonds issued by counties at 5 per cent for road building, the bonds to run for forty one years by which time the. the 1 per cent sinking fund will have provided for liquidation. The hill passed its! second reading with very little discussion and took its place on the: calendar for the finals read-t.-: Baturaay; S 'i .5 i -i w ULSTER, N.C. WebsterTuesday aiternoon.;

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