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ipz.UO the Year in Advance Outside Countv
Deputy Sheriff W. 0. Robinson,
,f ffilletts, had an exciting exper
^ Sunday aftcrajoon, when he
1ti held up, at the point of a pistol,
tjlg two of the escaped Buncombe
Aunty eonviets made Fheir esoapo
, ^ond time.
jfr. Kobinsoii had information that
?? of the Buncombe convicts were
la the neighborhood of Balsam, and
0 he was investigating, he met the
pompa'n the road, east of Balsam
si,lion and ordered them under ar
jjjt. The two being in their shirt
^ves, Mr. Kobiusond id npt search
tbfni, but was proceeding toward the
jiition at Balsam, with his prisoners,
,hen one of them suddenly drew a
pa from Lis clothing, presetted it
toward the deputy sheriff and order
d him to stand still, threatening to
"shoot his heart out" if he moved.
two men then escaped into tho
Sheriff Cannon and two of hi3
deputies trom Sylva rushed to the
Ktoeof the trouble, and soon Sher-!
iff Brown, of Buncombe, with five
deputies and bloodhounds arrived.
The dogs took the trail, and a lively
rinse followed, until a heavy rain
itomi threw the dogs off the trade,
lit! the men made good their escape.
The two are thought to be Lyda
jfcrris, of Haywood county \ and
Jilph Garrett, of Swain, whol were
among the thirteen convicts that es
aped from the. Buncombe county
efcin (ram; at Craggy, several days
up. Only eight of the escaped con
victs have been recaptured.
IESLEYANA SUNDAY SCHOOL
MAKING GREAT PROGRESS
(By Mrs. R. 0. Higdon)
Bar Editor;. \ V
Will you allow me a few lines in
tw good old home paper T I would
like to te|l the readers about our
Sunday School at Wesleyannja.
ffe have made wonderful progress
iod therefore I think we deserve a
Oar Sunday School was organized
ike first Sunday of the second quar
ter for this year. You see we had
not been having Sunday School, on
Church Services of any kind in the
tbiwh, on account of the church
t?ne in a bad condition, but we
Mfged to pet it prepared so as to
keein oar Sunday School on the date
Oor first meeting gave us a re
*ard of 54 members, thereafter we
lave run, as hiph as 70, not counting'
to visiting members.
ft appointed R. 0 Higdon as sup
nintendent, Mary Belle Buchanan as
wretary. The following toaohera
treasurer. The following teachers
^reelected, Messrs Will Sutton and
fred Barron, Mrs. R. 0, Higdou,
^ Ethel Sutton and Miss Julia
We have a wonderful interest in
Pwral. There nre members attending
1 ^ve not attended for years,
ft have a little scheme working
tot has proven successful, each Sun
? & member makes a very inter
ring little talk. He appoints anoth
for next Sunday, "therefore the
*?&e is kept rolling. Through these
' ta'^s we have gathered much.
* member spoke of the injfluence
1 older ones can have on their
\ ^re,u He made a beautiful picture
* 0ff his christian parents had
"?ight him there to the same little
' and of how he rmeembered it.
J4rs ^"pd the eyes of most every
e present. For they knew that to
. truth. His aged mother yet
"is to give him advice. But his
* Mher, a strong pillar of tk?
e urch has passed away.
. 11 following him the next Sun
? a,jd the next, two of the young
fort,? ' hurch. They both poured
(I, Wor<^s of praise to the little
and Sunday school, but with
bad ^rets they each confessed they
tar Ve^ a "^er w^d life for a
L ?' s#". ?at made our hearts
tU. ,Wl!h i?y when they confessed
'W th ta^en a new ^ere8^ *n
aj i . e-v awakened to their duty
UveI *^e church was going to
tW, i?, 0n soon. They realized
hie' ma(k mistakes, but look
^ OV0r iL 1
?o u.. congregation and seeing
""v otHer brightt f??d boy,
UBJti liUUAL STONE
POR FARM BUILDINGS
Raleigh, N. C., July ^2.?Waste
stone on the average farm in North
Carolina is gathered in unsightly
heaps with no attempt to make it
beautiful or useful, While in some
sections of the United States, this
stone is made to serve in a wide ranga
"I have been much impressed by
the wide range of uses made of local
stone in New England," says Dr.
Jasper L. Stuckey, geologist at State
College. "Stone fences, stone pillars,
stonce chimneys, foundations for hous
es and cellars lined with stone are
everywhere abundant. On the other
hand in our State the waste stone
about the farm is gathered in un
sightly heaps in the center or around
the edges of fields with little or no
atetmpt to make it either useful or
beautiful." ?- . /,
Dr. Stuekcy states that there was
a time when local stone was more
widely used. In a drive over parts of
Wake, Johnston and Franklin count
ies he observed a number of farms
of pre-Civil War (days where stone
was used extensively. The abundance
of slave labor was one reason for
this, he believes.
But stone is cheap building mater
ial, thinks Dr. Stuckey, Ernest Flagg,
an architect of New York, has shown
that stone may be used by farmers
for practical construction. Mr. Flagg
finds that this material is about t>s
cheap as others and is made possible
by erecting wooden^ forms, as is used
for pouring concrete. Ordinary labor
may be used to set the stones in the
i form. They are then held together
I by a mortar made of cement and sand
When; the wall has set, the form is
removed and a solid wall remains.
By adopting this method, states
Dr. Stuckey, the waste stone -?n
practically all farms west of the fall
line may be used to advantage. Such
local stone may be used for found
ations, columns, chimney bases for
foundations of barns and in walls
for tobacco barns.
ENJOY WATERMELON PARTY
I A party of young people motored
| out on Highway Number Ten, Morv
day evening and enjoyed a feast of
watermelons. In the party were Miss
Onyx Picklesimer, Miss Stella Fisher,
Miss Maggie Jones, Miss Maggie Par
ris, Miss Bertiella Bryson^ Miss Ethel
Crispe, Mr. Blaine Nicholson, Mr.
Oren Tallent, Mr. Chester Scott, Mr.
Calhoun, Mr. Bascombe and Mr.
said, they should not follow their
tracks to destruction. They would
Jset better examples.
i The intermediate class is organiz
ed, having the following officers:
Carl Higdon, president; Hurshell
Cabe, vice president; Birtie Higdon,
secretary;, Irene Gribble, treasurer;
Mrs. R. O. Higdon, teacher. They
have a little public meeting in which
they give a program each 4th Sunday
afternoon. In these they are endeavor
ing to make better leaders and christ
ians. The class has a name, "The
Tried and True Class," a motto, an,
ann, and every member has a class
Last Sunday morning we had the
pleasure of listening to our beloved
former preacher, Rev. Van B. Har
rison of Crabtree, N. C.
Dinner was served ori the ground in
picnic fashion. After the dinner was
over we had the pleasure of listening
to the famous Dalton Class of Cowee
and they sure did some beautifui
singing. The children of the Sunday
School gave a very short but inter
esting program. Artificial flowers
were used in the exercises. One basket
of beautiful flowers was presented to
Rev. Vanj B. Harrison and one bunch
with long streamers to the Dalton
Class. Rev. Harrison's heart overflow
ed when the girls carried him the
flowers, after each telling the sen
timent of their bunch. Mr. Dalton
acknowledged he was njo speaker but
heartily thanked them for their flow
ers and admired their beauty and said
he would let Bro. Harrison make the
Every one seemed to enjoy the day.
The singing was certainly granjjd. We
want the Dalton Class to come again.
And then the sermon delivered by a
friend whom our church hold's as an
ideal manj and1 preacher, was surely
enjoyed and we pray God he may de
liver to us many more.
WHEELER AND CULBERSON
' GIVEN ROAD SENTENCES
/?' ; ... ' .
, Annual Wheeler, wanted for some
time on a charge of breaking and en
tering the store of Monteithj and Son,
was cenvicted on that charge Monday
in Recorder's Court and sentenced to
serve two years on the roads of Bun
combe county. Wheeler, who escaped
from jail, several weeks agoy while
awaiting trial, was caught Saturday
night by Sheriff Cannjon and Deputy
Sheriff Green. :)
Horaee Culberson, was given a two
year sentence on the Buncombe roads,
after being conjvicted of breaking and
entering the pressing club of W. A.
Clark, a few nights ago. Members of
the.sheriff 's department captured the
young man, on the Cullowhee road
and recovered' three suits of clothing
and other articles of apparel taken
from the cleaning and pressing es
Ott Hooper was convicted of an as
sault upon W. M. West and judgment
was suspended upon the payment of
the. costs. He was fined $50.00 ?>n
another charge of carrying conjeealed
weapons. An appeal to the superior
court and a jury trial was taken on
Ralph McCall was fined $15.00 on
B. Y. P. U. ENCAMPMENT HERE
The Baptists of Western North
Carolina have been unusually favor
ed this year by Sylva Collegiate. In
stitute having beei^ chosen for the
Assembly Grounds of Sunday school,
B. Y. P. U. and W. M. U. worker*,
August 7-13. J ? v.
Plans are rapidly materializing for
.one of the finest and most helpful
assemblies in the history of the Bap
tists of this great Westerm section.
The morning periods will be devoted
to class work and lectures, while the
afternoons will be spent in recreation.
There will be sermons and addresses
each evening by outstanding men in
the South. The musie will be in
charge of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jol
lay, of Asheville.
Pastors, Sunday school superinten
dents, teachers, prospective teachers,
secretaries, B. Y. P. U. and W. M. U.
leaders and workers arc invited to at
tend this meeting. The expense will
be only $1.00 per day for meals in
the dining room. Rooms will be fur
nished in the dormitories free to all
attending who will bring sheets, pil
lows, towels etc. in, faet anything
that you would carry to boarding
school or college.
Pastors are requested to send del
egations from their churches and help
make this one of the grcates meetings
ever held in Western North Carolina.
Remember the date. Sunday to Satui'
day, Aug. 7-13.
FORMER JACKSON MAN
DROWNED IN OKLAHOMA
The following clipping from a New
tonia, Mo., paper tells of the death
of Jess Farley, in Oklahoma, last
Spring Mr. Farley, was a son of
"Pony" Farley, who once owned
what is now known as the "Worley
Farm," in. Qualla, and reared his
family there. Later he moved to Mis
Jess Farley a well known former
citizen of Newtonia lost his life in
a tragic manner Saturday afternoon
about one o'clock njcar his home in
Wyandotte. He had gone out on
horseback to view the swollen waters
of the Neosho river when he was
asked by some passing tourists to
go across the bridge and test it be
fore they crossed in their car. He
crossed safely and had turnjpd to go
back when his horse was swept
from the bridwge in, some way un
known and carried its rider into the
swollen stream. Mr. Farley stayed
with the horse for some few minutes
but the animal was unable to keep
above water and he struck out for
himself in an effort to reaeh the
bank. But he was heavily clad and
the weight of his water soaked cloth
ing bore him down. Spectators from
the bank were unable to help him and
his body was swept below the waters
at^d was not recovered for five hours
from the time the accident happened.
His father, brother and his wife's
relatives live in Newtonia and left
?t once for Wyandotte.
a drunkenness charge.
Jim Cunningham was convicted of
being drunk and judgment was sus
pended upon payment of the costs.
A. V. Hurst and John Higdon were
| charged with reckless driving, follow
ing an automobile wreck in which
cars the two were driving were in
volved. Higdon, was found not guilty
and Hurst judgment was suspended
upon payment of the costs in Hurst 's
case. . . ?
Frank Barnes, charged with trana
jtorting aiijd, possession, after about a
pint of liquor was taken from him,
was sentenced to serve three months-,
but the judgment was continued upon
the payment of a fine of $25.00.
Tom Buchanan was convicted of
transporting and possession and was
given a four month's sentence sus
pended for 1 year upon the payment
of the costs, and lie appearing on the
Fourt.'i Monday in each monjth to
show that he has been of good be
havior and had not violated the pro
Claude Gibson, colored, was con
i victed of an assault with a knife up
oni ai other negro and judgment was
suspt :ided upon payment of the costs
COU-TTY SUNDAY SCHOOL
According to information from of
ficers of the Jackson County Sun
day School Association, all indica
tions point to a record-breaking at
tcpdance at the annual County Sun
day School Convention which is to
be liqld on Thursday and Friday,
July 21 and 22. The convention will
be held with the Methodist Church,
Webster, N. C. The opening session
will be held at 8:00 o'clock, Thurs
day night, July' 21,
The officers1 in charge of the plans
andp rogram for the convention have
announced that the program that has
been prepared with the idea of hav
ing "a convention for the discussion
of practical Sunday School plans and
problems," the plan being to have
something in the convention that will
help workers in all departments of
the Sunday School.
Among the prominent speakers on
the program will be Mr. I). \y. Sims,
Raleigh, General Superintendent of
the North Carolina Sunday School
Association; and Miss. lone Alver
son, Raleigh, Young People's Divi
sion Superintendent of the North Car
olina Sunday School Association. Dur
ing the convention these workers will
discuss various phases of Sunday
As has been previously announced,
a pennant will be presented to the
Sunday School having in the conven
tion the largest number of represen
tatives, sixteen years of age and over
baesd on the number of miles from
that particular church to the church
with which the convention is held.
The contest is open to all Sunday
Schools in the county, except the Sun
day School with which the convention
is held and others within one mHe.
The pennant will be presented at the
clo:;e of the session on Friday after
The full program for the conven
tion is as follows:
Thursday Night, July 21
8:00?Devotional, Rev. Mr. Cook.
8:15?Advanced Steps for the small
Sunday school, Miss lone Alverson
Raleigh, Young People's Division
Superintendent of the North Caro
lina Sunday School Association.
Record of Attendance.
8:55?Suggestions to Sunday School
workers, Mr. D. W. Sims, Raleigh,
? General Superintendent of the N.
C. Sunday School Association.
Friday Morning, July 22
10:30?Devotional, Rev. A. W. Davis.
1:45?Evangelism of Youth-Church 's
Best Insurance, Miss lone Alverson
Reports of County and Township
Appointment of Committees.
Record of Attendance. ->
11:35?Our Expending Program, Mr.
D. W. Sims.
ADDRESSES C. S. N. STUDENTS
Cullowhee, Jaly 12.?F. H. Clar
idge, Assistant State Forester, gave
an. illustrated lecture on forest pres
ervation at the Cullowhee State Nor
mal summer school Monday evening.
Mr. Claridge, who is visiting the sum
mer schools of the state under the
auspices of the North Carolina For
est Service, will speak next at the
The tour of this summer is anj inno
vation in the campaign to save the
trees. It has been instituted with the I
purpose of extending to the pnblic,!
through the agency of teachers and
students in schoo^-*1f**more general
idea as to what /forest conservation
Mr. Claridge illustrated, by means
of colored slides, the products of the
forests of North Carolina; lumber,
tan bark, turpentine, tar, pitch, tele
phone posts and cross ties for which
iip substitute has yet been devised
that will give the same resilience as
wiid. He pointed out the value of
forest as protection fo water sheds,
and as safeguards against / ^osion
and floods. Spectacular picts^es of
fires, and' photographs of the des
olate wastes that follow these orgies
of nature served to point out the
destruction; of trees, the harmful ef
fects on the soil, and the merciless
slaughter of game.
Pictures of summer camps, of va
cationists fishing in forest streams,
etc., were used to indicate the value
of forests as places of recreation.
Mr. Claridge pointed out the pos
sibilities of improving the sand dunes
of North Carolina. He said, "In
France, similar land sold for 95c an
acre. Today, after improvement, the
land1 sells for $100 an acre. These
regions have been forested: in fact,
they have taken the tar, pitch, and
turpentine industry away from North
Carolina. We should no longer call
ourselves Tar Heels, for the tar in
dustry is practically dead in our
ENLOE TO MANAGE
, . Mr. S. W. Enloe, Jr., has returned
from Chicago and has assumed the
management of the Gulf Refining
Company's recently purchased fill
ing station at the junction of Mill
and Main streets.
The Gulf Refining Company pur
chased (he station at a price said to
be above $10,000.00, a short time ago,
from B. C. Grindstaff and associates
i and that company has placed it in
charge of Mr. Enloe as manager.
12:10?Offering for Support of Coun
ty and State Sunday School Asso
, Dinner at the Church. Everybody
Come and Bring a Basket.
Friday Afternoon, July 22 ,
2:00?Devotional, Prof. R. L. Madi
2:10?The Home and the Sunday
School Working Together, Mr. D.
' G. Bryson.
2:30?Making the Opening Exercise a
Worship Service, Miss lone Alver
3:05?The Workers^ Council at Work
Mr. D. W. Sims.
3:25?Discussion and Questions. Op
portunity for the presentation and
discussion of special Sunday School
Reports of Committees and Elec
tion of Officers.
Place of next meeting.
Presentation of Attendance pennant.
Friday Night, July 22
8:00?Devotional, Mr. R. F. Jarrett.
8:15?Balanced Growth, Miss lone
8:55?Plans for Increasing Attend
ance, Mrs. D. W. Sims.
At the close of the session on Fri
day afternoon a felt pennant, 18 by
36 inches, will be presented to the
Sunday school that has had in the
convention the largest number of rep
resentatives, sixteen years of age and
over, according to the number of
Frank I. Watson, Co. President
R. IT. Sutton, County Secretary.
CAR OF HOGS
Last week the farmers of Culkvw
hee Valley marketed a carload of 240
market the day they were sold. These
pound hogs that topped the Chicago
hogs were weighed at Sylva stock
yard and driven into a comfortable
car with the bedding watered' and a
r?w of ice blocks thru the center
of the car making their journey to
the packer on "flowery beds of
Mr. John A. Baker of Baker Pack
ing Company of Asheville was here
at the weighing and paid the farm*
era $100.00 in cash for the hogs.
These hogs were finished during the
past 60 days under the supervision of
the County Agent and State Exten
sion Swine Specialist. Some of these
hogs made a gain of 2 pounds a day
during the last 35 days they were
fed and finishing. Records on weights
and feed costs per pound gain show
a fair profit was made on these hogs
even though they sold at one of the
low seasons of the year. Two more
cars of hogs started as pigs and reo.
ords carefully kept from weaning to
market are being fed and will be
shipped in August and September. At
this time Jackson county farmers will
have at their command the faets on
feed costs and gains for three cars
of hogs. This many hogs will give us
an idea what our farmers can do in
feeding hogs and by taking the av
erage for the three cars. Results so
far show that the hogs will average
paying $1.75 per bushel for the corn
they consume along with shorts and
' i i ?<
The Intermediate Class of theh Old
Savaiuiah Baptist Church enjoyed a
pienie the "Fourth of July. Tfeft.
party was composed of Miss Iva
Green, Miss Hicks Ashe, Miss Alice
Greene, Miss Edna Ball, Miss Essie
Greene, Miss Violet Dillard, Miss
Levonia Greene, Miis Annjtt Hall,
Miss Levelian, Green, Miss Irene
Cagle, and Miss Violet Hall, teacher
of class chaperoned the party.
Mr. Rabin Queen of Smokemont
visited Miss Bradley's cousin, Miss
Violot Hall, Monday.
Miss Eva Estis returned from
Franklin Thursday after spending a
few days with relatives at that place.
Miss Vera Brooks of Knoxville,
Term, is spending a few days with
her parents, Mr. and Mis. S. M.
Mrs. A. B. Ashe and daughter, Mrs.
Estes Greene spent last week end
with daughter and sister, Mrs. L. L.
Moody at Waynesville.
Miss Blanche Ashe of Asheville
spent the week end with home folks.
Mr. Berlin Buchanan anjd Miss Jul
ia Buchanan ? motored to Franklin
Mr. and Mrs. Sebe Cope made a
business trip to Sylva Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Estis motored
to Bryson City Monday.
Miss Bessie Thompson visited her
cousin, Miss Nell Cabe of East La
Portet the past week end.
Mrs. Jessie Dills and children of
Cullowhee spent Sunjday with her
parents Rev. and Mrs. R. W. Greene.
Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Dillard mo
tored to Bryson City Monday.
Mr. Andy Robbing of East La
Porte visited at this place Sunday.
Miss Eva Estis spent Sunday af
ternoon with Miss Gertrude Cagle.
Misses Gertrude and Bertie Mae
Wilson of Sylva visited their grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Brooks
the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Cagle and chil
dren spent Saturday with Mrs. Cag
le's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Bry
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H Ashe and
daughter, Gladys, spent Sunday with
Mrs. Ashe's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. T. Gribble at Gay.
LOCAL B. Y. P. V.
GOES TO OHEBOKEE
Six cars full of members of the
local Baptist Young People's Union
motored to Cherokee, last Sunday
afternoon, and put on a demonstra
tion program for the Cherokee Ind
ian B. Y- P- U.