$150 theYearii^ Advance in the CAuntv . ? . . ?
S"ra' C" Wed?e? day, Aug. 10,1927 ?00 (k. T?, to Ad???. Outeid. C?M,
Recorder's Court Holds
Two Day Session]
The recorder's court of Jackson
founty was in session Monday and
Tuesday of this week.
Albeit Messer was sentenced lo
serve tour months for an assault and
/resisti'itf an officer.- No appeal was
i taken. o ' ,
Fred Sutton was found guilty of
aI1 assault and judgment was sus
pended payment; of the costs.
jYed Sutton, Ting Sutton and Mrs.
Tinjj Sutton were all placed under
bonds :o keep the peace.
I Mott!'rie Dillard and Manila Hall
VVlV found guilty ou a statutory
elm lire iind given a six months sus
pended sentence, each upm> t'he pay
ment (Oi' ? fine of $100 and half tho
costs bO t lie male defendant and one
hall the costs by the female defend
ant. From the judgment of the re
corder, and the verdict of the court,
the defendants appealed to the super
ior court and trial by a jury.
Robert MeCall was fined $25.00
ami tlie costs upon being convicted
of resisting an officer.
- Orvill (iibbs drew a sus]>cndcd
judgment for operating an automobile I
Parker Haskett was fined $25.00
on an intoxication charge and drew
a suspended judgment of an assault
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Jesse'Cunningham was convicted of
drunkenness and possession of liquor
and prayer for judgment was con
tinued tor two weeks.
Frank Green was convicted of be
ing drunk, fined $20.00 and the costs,
and took an ap]H>al to the superior
Lonuie Bolt, Blunnie Millsaps, Gar
field Millsaps, Archie Millsaps, Gola
ALIlsaps and Fred Allen drew fines
of $3.00 and the eosts each upon con-j
viction of fishing without license.
Walter MeCall, Paul Dillard, Paul
Btmigarner were convicted of intoxi
cation and prayer for judgement was
continued for 60 dyas.
Ransom MeCall drew a continued
judgment for GO days on being con
victed of possession of liquor.
Walter Green, possession and trans
porting, guilty prayer for judgment
Continued for two weeks.
J Julius Sutton, possession and trans
|?rting> $50.00 and the costs
Arthur Brooks, possession and
transporting prayer for judgment con
tiimed lor two weeks.
John Allisoh and L. D. Bradley, in-1
toxication, $10 each and the costs.
A. I). Womack, charged with oper
ating an automobile while intoxicat
ed and with drunkenness, wa scall
ed a id failed. Judgment lii si sci .a
3"d capias was entered against hira
and his bondsman.
CHEROKEE LENDS STATE $50,000
Cherokee Scout, Aug. 5.?
A total of $50,601.11 was placed
on de pa.il in county banks this week
to the credit of the State Highway
Commission by the board of County
Commissioners, according to an
uouucei.ieut Thursday by Hon. 1).
Wither.spoon, attorney for the board.
The fifty thousand dollars is to be
ttsed by tne State in grading work
on t he 1 jot lie use route to Tennessee,
which road was taken* over by tha
State Highway Cmmission as a state
projeet at a recent meeting, and the
other money is to be used on Sta^e
Highway No. 28 beginning at the
eoi|K)rate limits of the town of Mur
phy ami extending to the top of Pat
i lie appropriation is made by vir
*ue of an act of the State Legislature
01 1927 authorizing the Cherokee
County Commissioners to turn over
t? the State Highway Commission
this amount to he spent as enumerat
ed- List week the County Commis
sioners received official notificajion
that the Hothouse road -had been
t&keu over by the state on the condi
tion that this county put up fifty
thousand dollars, and the action was
Pfoinpted as a result.
report or announcement of
_ -age of Mr. Samuel P. Hyatt of
hittler, X. c. to Miss .Louise Haig
er of llayesville, N. C. on July 23
One Killed/ Six Hiirt
In Graham Explosion
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Robbinsville, August 9?One man is
dead, six others are so badly injured
most of them probably will die and
fellow workmen are battling under
ground ia an effort to rescue two oth
er entombed miners as the resut of an
unexpected explosion of dynamite in
tunnel No. 7 between Yellow Creek
and Rhymer's Ferry about six miles
from here late Monday.
The entombed men are trapped be
hind a fall of earth in a passage be
ing blasted out by the Cotitoor Con
struction Company forces to carry
water for the Tallassee Power com
pany underground 'from the. great
Santeela and ?to the Rhymer's
Ferry power plant, The tunnel is the
longest of three being two miles in
length. The men were working near
one end when the explosion occurred.
The dead man is a negro and five
other negro miners in a crew headed
by Claude Kingsland white foreman,
were caught in the premature blast,
which blocked the passage and de
stroyed a small part of the workings.
Kingsland, so badly injured that he
is not expected to live, and the five
negroes, were rushed to a Knoxville
hospital are not expected to survive
their injuries and little hope is held
out for the entombed pair.
The tunnel was being blasted out'
by the use of upper and lower shots.
The upper tier holes had been drilled
ami filled with dynamite, and the
lower holes were being *dug out when
some workmen apparently set off the
dynamite prematurely, by hitting it
with a drill.
Aid was summoned from Robbins
ville and work of digging out the
fallen earth was being pressed Tues
JOHN M. WATSON IS DEAD
John M. Watson, former chairman
of the board^of county commissioners
of 'Jackson' coufity, and one of the
leading citizens of the county, passed
on, at his home, near Cullowhee,
Thursday morning, of a stroke of
apoplexy, while he was seated at the
breakfast table. Mr. Watson had
been in poor health for several
months, but was thought to be im
proving in health, and his death was
a great shock to his many friends
throughout the county.
He was 68 years of age, a native
of Jackson county, and known to
practically everybody in the county,
having served tor manjy. years as
chairman of the board of count.y
commissioners, and having been iden
tified with public affairs in the coun
ty throughout his life.
He is survived by his aged father,
"Uncje"Bobby" Watson, a Confeder
ate veteran of 93 years of age,
three sons, F. I. Watson,
principal of the Dillsboro schools,
Lawrence Watson, of Sylva, R. L.
Watson, of Cullowhee, two daughters,
Mrs. Milton Bryson and Miss Rhoda;
Anne Watson, of Cullowhee, and a'
number of grandchildren and other
The funeral services were held in
the Cullowhee Baptist church, Sat
urday, at which was gathered a host
of admiring friends, to' pay their,
last respects to this citizen who had,
identified himself with Jackson coun
ty progress for so many years. The
service was conducted by the pastor,
Rev." L K. Stafford, assisted by Prot.
Robert L. Madison, Prof. E. H. StiU
well, Rev. P. L. Elliot, of Mars Hill,
a former pastor of the Cullowhee
church, of which Mr. Watson had
been an active member for many
years, a member of the board of
deacons, and at one time, chairman ot
that church board.
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DLW of marriage
In its Qualla correspondence last
week The Journal carried an item
stating that Mr. Samuel Perry and
Miss Louise Haigler were married on
JUMr. Hyatt was in the office of The (
Journal Monday and emphatically de
nied the report requesting that this
paper publish a correction which we
are glad to do* ?
Demonstrations conducted during
the past year show an increased pro
duction of all crops where co'er gropa
where cover crops and well balanced
fertilizer was used. -
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^ * Hear Mme. Lawson
Mme. Franeeska Kaspar Lawson,
Soprano of Washington, D. C. pleased
a laige audience at the Cullowhee
State Normal tonight when she gave
a song recital here under the auspic
es of the school lyceum course. She
received hearty applause for a num
ber of her selections, and graciously
rewarded the audience with several
enoore numbers. A large^number of
the students and members of the fac
ulty and patrons of .jthe, school at
tended. Mme.,Lawson thus filled her
third engagement at Cullowhee; from
here she goes to Weaver College,
where she will sing on Wednesday ev
Her- program consisted of a variety
of classical airs and national songs,
which included selections from the
Indian, French, Italian, English and
American. Miss Daisy Franklin head
of the' music department, ( played
The program was as follows:
The Lass with the Delicate Air, Thos. |
Ave Marie, Franz Schubert.
Swiss Echo Song, Carl Eckert.
The Three Cavaliers, Kurt Schindler.}
A Song of India, Iiimsky-Korsakoff
Nightingale of France, Kurt Schind
II Bacio, Luigi Aridti.
Violin Solo, Mr. Von Court.
Hope On, Caroline L. Sumner. '
Hoses in the Garden, Frank II. Grey.
Daddy's Sweetheart,, Liza Lehmann.
Just an Ivy Covered Shack Carl Rupp
The Nightingale, John H. Densmori.
A Baby's Hair is built ojf Sun, Wil
Black Bird Keep Singing, Cuthbeil|
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The B. Y. P. U. of Old Savannah!
met Sunday night atfd gave or short
Mrs. R II. Hall and daughter,
Susie, visited Mrs. Mollic Fisher i t
CuHowhee, Sunday. She has been ill
for several days. We hope for a
Mr. Cleveland Dillard who has been
working away is now visiting homo
Miss Hixie Ashe has returned from
Franklin where she has been visiting
her cousin, Miss Hilda Ashe.
Mrs. Alice Dillard called on Miss
Arnie Hall, Saturday afternoon.
Misses Ina and Essie Greene and
Violet Hall are planning to attend
the Baptist encampment at Sylva,
Miss Eva Estes visited the Candler-1
Tidmarsh Hospital, Sunday.
Mrs. Columbus Higdon and Mi.ss
Lola Higdon visited Mrs Higdon's
daughter, Mrs. Alice Dillard, Sunday.
Mrs. ida Brooks went Monday, io
see her son, Mr. Frank Brooks, who
is in the hospital at Sylva
Miss Violet Dillard took dinner |
with Miss Violet Hall Sunday.
Mr. C. K. Hall who has been con
fined to his Aonie for some time is|
able to be out again. i ^
Miss Margaret Buchanan spent the
week end with Miss A?oa Bell Chil
Mr. R. Hi Hall and son and daugh-|
ter, Mack and Violet, went to Ashe
ville Wednesday to see Mr. Emlis
and Mr. Lindon Hall of that placc.
v Mjrs. Felix Hall called ion Mrs.
Austin Greene, Sunday.
Mr. Charlie Brooks took 'supper |
with Mr. Keljy Hyatt, Sunday.
Mi-. Taul Hall seems to be improv: |
ing after a long illness.
Mr. Ebb Greene called at Mr. Henry |
Hall's Tuesday evening
Miss Irene Caglc was a guest )f
Lou Ellen Greene, Sunday. \
Misses Dorothy Leona and Lav
onia Greene and Dessie Brooks and
Edith Buchanan called at Miss Violet
Miss Vinnie Caglc went to Whit-J
CRIST TO PREACH SUNDAY
Rev. H. Jt!. Crist, pastor of the Whit
tier Methodist church will occupy the
pulpit at the Sylva Methodist church,
next Sunday morning, it is announc
ed by Rev. W. M. Robbins, the pas
tor wjio is taking his vacation. There
will be no service at the Methodist
charch, Sunday evening.
Take Mountain Tour
Mrs. W. W. Parham, of Tillery,
student at Cullowhee State Normal
Summer school, chaperoned a Satur
day tiip to Chimney Rock and Lake
Lure. The party was composed of
Mrs. Parham, Miss Edith Parham,
Miss Bessie Chapin, Miss Mary Ix>u
Roebuck, Miss Mary Dell (Bynum,
Miss Tennie Privette, Miss Louise
Brooks, and Miss Bernice Bridges,
students at the summer school.
Mnj. Lucy Posey, Social Director
Miss Edna Reams, and P. Wade Alex
ander visited relatives of Mrs. Posey
in Weaverviile during the week end.
Dr. and Mrs. C B. Collier spent the
week end in Asheville.
Among the students aoing away
for the week end were: Mrs. H. F.
Burlcy, to Itaveirs ford; Pauline Recce
to Brevard; Harriette Brendlc, ani
Lily H. Callaway, Franklin; Edythe
Terrell, Clyde; Lois White, W. Ashe
ville; Essie Cunningham^ Sue Linds
ley, Waynesville; Mrs. G. B. Finley,
Marion;'Kate Hayes, Tomotla; Miss
Mary B. Ketcliie, Bryson City; Mrs.
Annie Briscoe, Mill Spring; Grace
Carpenter and Myrte Boliek, Frank
lin; Carol Carver and Pattic Dudley,
East Laportc; Elizabeth Eaves, Heis
kell, Tenn.; Clara Williams, East
Laportc; Pearl Dixon, ;.Cullowhee;
Isabel Osborne, and Rose Morris,
Candler; Grace Edwards, Andrews;
Daisy Stewart, Glenville.
Qualla folks are rejoicing bcoausc
Qualla High School is still on the ac
credited list. We are making new res
olutions to "look up and "climb."
Rev. James Coggiiijs preached a
very instructive sermon at the Meth
odist church Sunday.
Mr:31. ^. Hall and family, Mr. and
Mrs. R. J- Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. J.
D. Norto?, Mr and Mrs. Frank Hall,
Mrs. J. G. Raby and daughter Miss
Irene, and Prof. C. I* Cop? motored
to Canton Sunday for Decoration
Day. ? ,
Mrs. P. C. Shelton and family and
Mis Martha Heritage motored ?? to
Waynesville to visit relatives.
Miss Gertrude Bair, H. Woods and
Frank Batle of Asheville were gucst3
at Mr. J. M. Hughes.
A reunion of children and grand
children was held at the home of Mr,i
York Howell Sunday.
Miss Kathryn Hipps of Canton is
visiting among relatives.
Mr. Carl Iloyle of Charles Creek
spent the week end with homefolks.
Miss Gertrude Ferguson was guest
of Miss Martha Heritage.
Miss Jennie Catey was guest of
Miss Annie Lizzie Terrell.
Messrs. Jack and .Toe Hyatt and
Wayne Keener of Asheville Farm
School are spending their vacation
Mrs. T. T. Varner and children and
Mrs. J. D. Norton of Whittier called
on Mr. J. M. Hughes.
Mrs. G. A. Kinsland visited Mrs
P. H. Ferguson.
Prof, and Mrs. James Coggins were
guests at Mr. C. M. Martins.
Miss Ruth Ferguson called on Mrs.
Ted Kinsalnd. ?
Mrs. J. H. Hughes visited Mrs. J
R. Messer. " ' 2, ' ' ?
Mr. J. 0. Howell and family visited
at Mr. W. H. Hoyles. j
Mr. J. 0. Terrell motored to Ston?
Mountain, Atlanta and other points
Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Henson of
Whittier visited Mrs. W. H- Cooper,
Messrs. Arthur and Edgar Worley
visited James Battle.
Mr. and Mrs. Golman Kinsland
called at Mr. J. K. Terrell's.
Mr. Layman of Ravensford who re
cently purchased the J. L. Wiggin3
farm is having his house remodeled
Messrs. J. L. Wiggins and Thos. Al
len have recently moved to Qualla.
On Sunday morning Mr. G, A.
Kinsland being attracted by the bark
ing of his dog near his home went to
investigate. He found a rattlesnake.
After he killed it he found that it had
eight rattles.The rattler is a very rare
specimen in our section. * May his
tribe not increase I
Odell S. Dillardl
Odell S. Dillard, Jackson county
man, former superintendent of public
instruction of this county, and until
recently superintendent of Mhdison
county schools was held to be entire
ly without blame or responsibility for
the alleged large shortage of the
school funds of Madison county, in
a statement, issued last week by the
Marshall, N. C., Aug. 5?A?cording
to J. N. White, county auditor and
Dr. W. E. Finley the present defi
cit of over $40,000 in the public school
funds of Madison county can be at
tributed to an accumulation of defic
its running over a number of years
and no official is to be blamed nor is
responsible for the shortage.
These two men also said that the
school board has been facing a deficit
for a number of years and has been
drawing on the prospect of uncollect
ed taxes. The banks have been loan
ing the. money to take care of ]teh de
ficit until the tax was collected each
year, it was said, and this year in ac
cordance with the new law, all 1926
taxes had to be in by July 1, and a
budget of all expenses made. Conse
quently this brought to a head a con
dition which is said to have existed
for a number of years, and for which
condition neither ex-County Superin
tendent Dillard nor any one board cf
education is responsible.
Upon the completion of the audit
now being made by Dr. Finley, a re
port of the condition of the books
and records involved in the affair
will be made public, it was stated this
No charges of dishonest practices in
the dischargo of their duty have been
preferred or intimated against any
one, and it is not probable that this |
will be the case.
Please allow space for a few news |
items from Canada.
Quite a large crowd from various
places attended the memorial services
at the Wood's cemetery Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. A. C. Queen of Web-|
ster weite week end visitors here.
. Mrs. J. R. Matthews and little son
Cornell of St. Petersburg, Fla. are
spending severa weeks here with Mr^
Mr. Edgar Queen of Eagle Lake,|
Fla. was a visitor here Sunday.
Messrs. R. M. Broom, H. W. Phil
lips and M. R. Matthews made a bus
iness trip to Johnston City, Tenn.,
Mr. Andy Queen and family of|
Sylva were visitors here Sunday.
Mr. Ebb Smith of Asheville was a |
recent visitor here.
Mr. H. T. Shipman and family of |
Brevard were week end visitors here
Mr. J. HI Smith of Cowarts was a|
recent visitor here.
Mr. Jess McKay and family" of
Franklin were week end visitors here [
Mrs. Lambert Wike and littlp
daughter of "Asheville recently spent
a week hre with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Brown.
Funeral services were held at Rock
Bridge cemetery Thursday for Shir
ley Shook who died in Sylva hospi
tal from injuries in a wreck on the
Cullowhce road." Surviving are his
father and one brother with a step
mother and several half brothers and
sisters all of Hornet, N. C.
Mr. James Parker is spending |
some time in Brevard. ,
DISTRICT MEETING O. E. S.
TTBRTi NEXT WEEK I
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The district meeting of the ,13th
district Order of the Eastern Star,
will be held with the Sylva chapter
next Tuesday afternoon beginning
at 1:30." Mrs. Alice IL Parker of
Farmville, Worthy mand Matron,
Mrs. J. W. Davis of Andrews, Dis
trict Deputy and other grand officers
will be present.
After the work in the lodge room
dinner will be served to the visitors
at the Chamber of Commerce rooms
before the resumption of the work on
Elmer Massey to Edna Wheeler.
John Henry Hensley to Belle Ed
Earl Higdon Hurt
In Auto Crash
Earl Higdon was painfully and
perhaps seriously injured; early Wed
nesday morning, when a oar vhieh
he was driving ran off the road and
turned over in the Moody bottom,
just above 8>lva.
Young Higdon, who is ( a son of
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Higdon, was
brought to the Candler-1 idoarsh
Hospital and given surgical attention.
He suffered a broken jaw boat* on
both sides, a number of teeth knock
ed out, and other cuts and bruises;
but it is thought that he will recover.
The young nrcchnoic was testing an
old car, upon w hid. he had been work
ing and it ;s thought that the steer
ing apparatus either broke down or <
failed to work properly, causing tac
MACON PRISONERS BREAK JAIL
Franklin, N. C. Aug. 9.?Every
prisoner in the Macon county jail
escaped some time Monday night, it
was discovered by Deputy Sheriff
Fred Cabe, jailer, when he made his
first round of the bastile early Tues
day to find the cells empty, his six
charges gone and ten ban on ceils
and windows sawed.
In the absence of Sheriff C. L. In- ,
gram, in Gastoma on business, all
available deputies were taking part
in a wide search for the escaped men
and adjoining counties were notified
to be on the lookout.
Deputy Cabe reported that every- --
thing appeared quiet in the jail when
he made his last round about 11
o'clock Monday night. One man was
in the corridor, and it is Mr. Cabe's
theory that someone threw a saw up
into the corridor of the second floor,
where the cells are located, and that
this saw was used by the man to cut
through the eeil-bar and thenJthnngh
three ban An the corridor windows.
A blanket was split up and used' by
the men as a rope on which to de
scend to the ground.
The men who unceremoniously ab
sented themselves after receiving the
hospitality of the county are: Ranson
Hopkins;*J. B. Ridley, Sam Allison,
Jerome Gorrick, negro; and Charlie
KILLS MAD DOG
John Sheppard. killed a stray dog,
which was thought to be mad at his
home last week. One of Mr. Shep
pard's daughters was'in the gardtu,
when the dog approached, passing
close to her, and giving chase to an
other of his daughters who ran to
the house and closed the door. The
dog then attempted to break through
the sereen and the girls called their
father who quickly dispatched the
animal. Mr. Sheppard stated that tho
dog had every symptom of rabie*,
was foaming at the mouth and snap
ping at every object with which it
came in contact. i
EAST LAPORTE CEMETERY
TO BE DECORATED
All persons having relatives buried
at the East Laporte cemetery an!
the public in general, are invited to
attend the services to be held Aug
ust 14. There will be two sermons
one in the forenoon and one in the
afternoon. Dinner served on the
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TROUT SEASON NEARING END
The open season for trout will
close on September first, and the
close season for bass begins October
First, according to J. J. .Wild, war
den for Jackson county, who was in
Sylva Monday morning.
"Mr. Wild stated that a large num
ber of arrests and convictions ha* o
been necessary during the past few
weeks, for violations of the fishing
When harvesting the crops this fall
don't forget to save some seed for
planting next year. This suggestion is *
made by plant breeding specialists at
State College who also advise field
selection where poonble.