page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Click "Submit" to request a review of this page.
0 / 75
50^ie Year 111 Advanoe^^BCounty g Sy.iva, N. C. Thursday, October 13,1927 > ' $2.00 the Year in Advance Outside County
Tho cases against Walker Breedlove
ami Ii?i( Bryson, in which >they are
hjrjrrtl Am ill shooting each other, at
lileitvilf'' at the election, last year,
' imn nt Ho Macon County by ord
er J Jiftkv Harding, Monday after
vo6n. lilH' s,t *or trial on the first
. v 0j-1|?. November court of Macon,
,-liii'li iw's 011 the twenty-first, with
Imk'f Harding 011 the bench.
' The 's sa*(' *? 1 ^ave ariseu
L,. J),,, ( iisting of absentee ballots
niifii Breedlove waes registrar and
Bj-vsoii tin- republican judge of thd
Action- ' .J.
It was jelled up in court, Monday,
when Col., Kranklin Watson of Burns
viUe, ^presenting Mr. Breedlove
ninth' a motion that a jury be drawn
from another county for the trial
of the ease, at this terra of Jackson
county court. Col.,Watsn read an affij
davit made bv Breedlove, in which
it was protested that the affiany
Breedlove, is a Democrat and wasi
registrar at the election in Hamburg'
township,, and that Mr. Bryson wasj
Republican judge of the eleetion
Breedlove asserted in his affidavit
that Bryson raised a dispute over,
the casting of an absentee ballot,!
and that Bryson fired upon him. The
affidavit affirmed that the Republi
can party prevailed in the election,
and that all the oiicers of Jackson
county are now Republicans, and that
of the 34 jurors summoned for this
term ot' court from all sections of
Jj-cksoii ioiuity, only 7 are Democrats j
and that of the 7 part of them affil
iate with tli'e republicans in some elec
tions. The affidavit went on to say
that political feeling runs high in
this county and that the affiant Breed
uvc, could not get a fair and ituparu
ial trial before a jury of Jackson
Comity at the present term of court.
With this affidavit as his basis,
Col. Watson pleaded for an order to
lie made drawing a jury from another
county. . '
Judge '1 had D. Bryson, attorney
for Bryson, opfwsed the motion tof
?either removal of or drawing a jury
from another county, stating that the
affidavit was insufficient, and thut
if the Judge should draw the conclu-j
?>ion that a great prcponderence of
juror* ot the republican prirty were
drawn purposely that it would be n
direct charge of moral turpitude ag
ainst the county commissioners; and
that believed, a fair trial could be
liad in this county. He state4 that
ci' the jury list he held in his hand,
containing .'i6 names, that 17 of them
appeared to be democrats.
Mix K. Alley, also appearing for
Breedlove insisted that a jury should
he drawn from another county, star
ing that he believed it to be unfair
to both the defendants, to the state,
2nd to a jury that might be drawn
in this county, for it to be tried be
fore Jackson county jurors. He stated
that if the political faith of the jar
ws was by aeeident or inadvertanee
that it would still be unfair to try
'lie ease before a Jackson county
Col. Watson stated that all ho or
client wanted was a fair trial
for Breedlove, Bryson and the state,
an,l that he wanted to go further
Nun that, and wanted the people
Sylva Collegiate Institute's FooL
team will meet Franklin High
0n the local gridiron tomorrow after
no<"i at ,"J :30, for the first game to
flayed iu Svlva for many years.
S. c. r met the Cherokee Indians
as* week, at the Indian fair, and
an excellent showing. This was
first game that the Sylva school
tVcr engaged in, and the spirit of
"Ie team was the topic of much fa
v?rable comment from lovers of the
fl^'t, and it was believed that only
InPxpeijionce was the cause of defeat,
c final score being 25 to 6 in favor
The S. C. I. team has been training
?r<I. a:i(l with one game of play be
n^jj? it is expected that tomorrow's
xp?w(will be ? good one.
J DEATH OF MRS. NORTON
M^s. Alice J. Zachary, wife of B.
Norton, and widow of Dr. James M.
Zachary was born Aug 14. 1861 and
departed this life October 5th, 1927?
age sixty six years, one month and
twenty one days.
She gave her^heart to God in early
life and joined the church in which
she remained a loyal and active mem
ber until her death.
Mrs. Norton was twice married.
Her first husband was Dr. J. M.j
Zachary and to this union were bom ?
ten girls, seven of whom are tsillj
living. They are Mrs. O. B. Cow-;
ard, Webster, N. C.; Dr. Daisy Mc-i
Guire, Sylva, N. C.; Mrs. Kitty Stev- i
ens, Pendleton, S. C.; Mrsy R. D. I
McCurry, Biltmorc, N. C.; vMrs. K. |
E. Brtinett, Bryson City, N. C.; Mrs.;
J. R Cochran, Norton, N. C.; and
Dr. Jessie Zachary, Raleigh, )N. C.;
She had an adopted son, Ed Zachary
who lives in Denver Colorado.
She leaves two sisters and six broth:
ers. They are Mrs. T. L. Green, Way
nesville; Mrs. Luxie Medford, Clyde
Jake Rogers, Canton; Dr. McLam
Rqgers, Clinton Okla.; Geoige Rog
ers, Clyde; Sherman Rogers, Clyde;
Jim Rogers, Clyde and Rev. Wil
liam Rogers, Murphy.,
The funeral was conducted by Rev.
W. M. Robbins, pastor of the Sylv4
Methodist church, assisted by Rev.
Mr. Lane of the Wesleyan Methodist
church and Rev. Mr. Potts of the Bap
tist church in the presence of a laree
company of sympathetic friends and!
loved ones. The flowers were many
and beautiful, all of which be-spoke j
the love and high esteem in which the I
deceased was held.
Her body was laid to rest in the
family burying ground' on the hill |
overlooking the old homestead in
which Bhe had reared her large family
The six sons-in-law of Mrs- Norton
served as pall bearers.
May heaven 's richest ' blessings
come upon the children, grand clrl-i
dren and all the loved ones, and abide
until He shall say to them as he said
to her, "It is enough, come up high- j
W- M- Robbins.
Two ounces of copper carbonate
dust will protect a bushel of wheat
seed from stinking smut. \
of Jackson etjunty tp feel that there
had been a fair and imparfiaf trial
of the case.
The solicitor agreed that n jury
be drawn from Swain county; but
Judge Bryson opposed the drawing
of a juyy jn that manner, as it might
create the impression tljut an injust
ice had been done; so Judge Harding
ordered the removal of the whole
matter to Macon county for trial.
ENOS JONES USE GOES TO JURY
The case of Enos Jones, 011 trial
charged with the murder of Lee Con
ley, Negro, in the waiting room of
the Dillsboro Railway station went
.u the jury this morning at the close
oi' the evidence, the argument of coun
cil and the charge of Judge Harding.
The Grand jury, on Tuesday after
noon returned a bill charging murder
in the first degree; but the solicitor j
at the beginning of the trial announc
ed that he would not ask for a first
degree verdict, and the jury may re
turn one of three verdicts, murder
; in the second degree, manslaughter
or not guilty.
While there were 110 eye witnesses,
there is no controversy about the
! l'act that Lee Conley was killed by
1 a shot gun in the hands of Enos
i Jones. Jones contends that the shoot
ing was accidental and the state con
tends that it was purposely done.
Thcfiest witness introduced by tha
! state, Lewis Jones, an Uncle of the
defendant testified that on the morn
ing Lee was killed, Enos Jones came
to him and induced him to borrow a
j shot gun from Walter Sutton, and
to lend it to Enos, who stated thai:
I he was going alter some whiskey
j and wanted to carry the giui with
j him. The witness stated that Enosi
I got the gun and departed in the direc
! tion of the station, where the shooting
M. Y. Jarrett, Dillsboro postmaster
told of Enos-Jones coming to him
i and getting an advance of 25e on
his wages, a short time before the
j shooting and Guy Lcatherwood swore
' that Enos came into his father's
j store and asked for some No. 3 buck
I shot, shot-gun shells, and on being
told that there were none in the store
he stated that Joi}ps boughj; No. 7
bird shot, and departed in the direc
j tion of the depot, carrying the gun
1 with him. v \
Dr. A. S. Nichols testified fis to
i the nature of the wound, between the
' 8th and 9th ribs on the left side,
which he stated ranged inward and
slightly upward, and which caused
the death of Conley.
Sheriff Cannon stated that Jones
told him shortly after the arrest, that
he shot Conley accidently..
The defense attempted to\set up
a defense that Jones is subject to
fits; but this was ruled out bv the
court, bepause the' defendant swore
on the stand that he knew Mfhat hap-j
pened on this occasion, though he!
stated that he felt "queer" after
the shooting. The defense took an
exception to the ruling of the court.
Enos Jones, in his own defense
testified that he and Lee had planned
to go up on Long branch after some
liquor, and that he tried to pawn
the shot gun to Conley to pay for
his pint of liquor, and that Conley
suggested that he get $2.00 from Mr.
Jarrett, and while they were discuss
ing the matter the gun went off.
Mrs. Jones, mother of Enos, stated
that he came home immediately after
the shooting and told her that the
gun went off and shot Lee, and that
he was going back and see how badly
he was hurt. ? ' '
GRAND JURY CONDEMNS
The grand jury, in its report, yes
terday afternoon reported that the
general conditions at the county home
are poor^ that one bed is inhabited
by insects, that there is wheat in one
room, which is infested, with weevils
hiakiug" it unfit for flour, that the
bath room needs cleaning and repair
ing, that the cupboard smells bad,
that the sanitary condition of the
dairy should be improved, that the
unfinished sceond flopr of the build
ing is dirty, that some of the out
houses need covering and that tlu
farm implements are left outside in
The court house and grounds arc
in excellent condition, according to
the report of the grand jury, and
their condition is commended in thfc
highest terms; but the report goes
on to say that new bedding is needed
at tbc jail, or part of the present
bedding should be cleaned; that one
occupant is suffering from venereal
disease rnd should be segregated
from the other prisoners; and that
heating arrangement should be made
for the women's department.
Judge Harming ordered the grand
jury to be discharged to come back
on Thursday of nqxt week, and dir
ected the clerk to fnrnisb the chair
jTtan of the board of county commiss
ioners with a copy of the report,
stating that if the reemmendations
in the report are not carried out by
that date, that he will (|iroct "the nol
ieitor to send a bill of indictment
against the county commissioners.
The grand jury is composed of the
following gentlemen: T. E. Reed,
foreman; Wade Hawkins; Frank Dil
lard; Elihu Hawkins; E. 0. Masii-.
burn; Thad Reed; Afaidey Harris;
Lee Barnes; C. W. Allen, Jr.; J. T.
Bryson; Henry Wikle; Carl Jamison;
Arch McMahan; T. G. Fisher; Lloyd
Keener; W. A. Henson; R. P. Sher
rijl; and J. V. Lovedahl.
Nort'i and South Carolina have
united again. This time it is to sell
their sweet potatoes.
Rev. W. C. Reed preached a very
interesting sermon Sunday, using part
of the twenty first verse of \the
twelfth chapter of John, "We would
see Jesus," in the absence of our
pastor, Rev. T. F. Deitz who is con
ducting a revival at the Lovedale
Prayer meeting Wednesday nigut
was conducted by our teachers, Mr.
Garland Dillard, Misses Wild, Padgett
and Mrs. Cole. They used as their
subject "Sympathy." An interesting
talk was made by all. \
Mr. and Mrs. A B. Dills from Sylva
visited their daughter, Mrs Tj C.
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Humphrey
Ensley, a son. ?>
Mrs. W. F. Deitz from East Fork
and Miss Deliah Gribble of Hiawassee
Ga., visited the parsonage Thursday.
Miss Lillian Banks spent Friday nt
S. C. I with her sister, Miss Theresa
Mesdames D. G. Bryson, T. C. Bry
son and T F Deitz spent Saturday
at Addie with Mrs Robert Fisher.
Glad to report that Mrs. S. W.
j^nsley who has been sick at her
home is improving,
Mrs. Milas Ward is spending the
week with her mother, Mrs. Bishop
Mr. Frank Clouse from Canton, was
Mr. Glen Ward has gone to Char
Rev. W. N. Cook of Kings Moun
tain passed through our village Sat
urday morning, stopping only for a
Mrs. Gordon Reed has returned aft
er spending several days with her
sister, Mrs. Charles Fowler of Ashe
Miss Anna Mae McKenna, and Miss
Laura Leverett from Sylva Collegiate
Institute spent the week end wit'i
Miss Muriel Snyder of Beta.
Mr. Clinton Hooper and Miss Maud
Dana Bumgarner of Speedwell were
married at Beta Thursday, with Rev.
Geo. C. Snyder officiating.
Mrs. C. B. Thompson, Mra. Jen
nings Bryson and Mrs Geo. ?. Snyder
spent the day Thursday at the home
of- Mrs. Snyder's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Reed.
Mr and Mrs. W. A. Stillwell
Macon, Ga, have returned to their
honid'after spending a few days with
their daughter, Mrs. W. G. Dillard.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C Snyder and chil
dren spent the week end at Franklin
with relatives. Mr. Snyder and. three
older children returning Sunday while
Mrs. Snyder and younger children
will spend a few more days. Mrs.
Snyder is also taking treatment under
Rev. T. F. Deitz is holding a re
vival meeting at Lovedale, and re
porta a very successful one.
JACKSON COUNTY TEST ASSOCIATION RECORD FOR AUGUST
.*? ? -> _ . <? ?
In determing these records butterfat is rated at 45 c per pound which is the average price for the year selling on the market Jackson coun
ty farmers now have. The skim milk is worth at least 75c per 100 pounds everywhere for feeding calves, pigs and chickens. The pasture cost the
cows $2.00 per month and the grain they eat is at market price.
H. G, Ferguson
C. E. Rogers
Cullowhee State Normal
Cullowhee State Normal
J. E. Tritt ,
J. E. Tritt v
J. E. Tritt ; -
J. E. Rogers v
Cullowhee State Normal
H. G. Ferguson
East La Porte
Sook T -j
Brendel j Jersey an 1 Short H
No. 5 | Jersey
No. 2 j Jersey
Boauty j Jersey
Bonnie T Tenn. Jersey
Lillie T Tenn. Jersey
Patsy T Tenn. Jersey
No. 9 . Tenn. Jersey
Shuler Jersey .
TEN GOOD COWS'RETURNED
1061.7|4.6| 48.81$ 22.40
849.9|4.8| 37.6j 16.92
983.7|4.6| 45.2| 20.34
803.2I5.6| 44.9| 20.20
818.8|4.4| 36.0| 16.20
705.9|5.2| 36.8| 16.50
680.0(5.41 36.9| 16.52
527.4j6.0j 31.6| 14,92
749.215.21 38.9| 17.50
722.0j5.0l 36.1| 16.24
$ 7.59|$ 29.99|$ 5.72]$ 24.27
6.09| 23.01] 2.00| 21.01
. 7.03| 27.37| 6.96| 20.41
5.68| 25.88| 6.96| 18.92
5.86| 22.061 4.48| 17.58
5.021 21.521 4.481 17.04
4.82| 21.34| 4.48| 16.86
3.711' 17.93] 2.00| 15.93
5.&2| 22.82| 6.96| 15.86
5.13| -2lJ37| 5.72| 15.65
The high herd profit for this month was made bvH (1 ~?-?
The second high herd profit was made by J. E. Rogers of Whittier. 3 cows' netted^ $>1 38 or^lflf "V?7*63 *** cow'
The third high'herd profit was mado by J. E. Tritt of East LaPorte. 5cows netted hZ V3 73 or $ll)l ^ ^
The 34 cows tested in Jackson County Test Association for August hv eio-ht former f a *i.- profit per cow.
? ' AUgUst bv e,ffht farmers retnra^ their^owners an average net pnffit of $12.49 per
coW per month. , . .-i ? ? ? *.
The eight farmers testing these cows weighed their milk every night and morning on Government Test Milk Scales and recorded it on milk
sheets furnished by N. C. College of Agriculture. Strict records were likewise kept on feed and pasture cost and charged op to the cows
The work on the farms was supervised by County Agent C. W. Tilson while the butterfat tests were made for the month by Prof. Frank H.
vn in the Cullowhee State Normal Laboratory. These records were carefully worked out *>r1 cheeked by Prof. Brown and Mr. Tilson and they
? ? . ??
V ? , ' - , * 4V / .y,
( \ ' .? ? I ^
Prayer for judgment in the case 1
of Raymond Glenn, charged with
shooting John Nance, on the streets
of Sylva, eighteen months ago, waa
continued for two years by Judge
W. .F. Harding, in superior court,
Monday. Judge Harding remarked
from the bench: "Mr. Solicitor, you
may get some judge to pronounce
judgment in this case; but you will
never get this one to do it"
Raymond Glenn, young Sylva jew
eler, entered plea of guilty of an as
sault with a deadly weapon, and this
plea was accepted by the state. It
developed in the state's evdience that
Mr. Glenn had shot John Nance a
number of times, and that the life
of Nance was despaired of for sev
eral weeks after the shooting. Nance
was not present at the present trial,
and the case had been continued from
the February term of court because
of his absence at that time.
In his defense, Mr. Glenn offered
testimony showing that he was a
young man of excellent character,
and that he had maintained a good <
home for his wife and two small
children, that his home was invaded
,and his wife seduced by Nance, who
was a higway contractor. Laura Nor
man and another negro girl swore j
to seeing Mrs. Glenn and Nance at
the home of Harry Norman, a Negro, ?
in a compromising position and other
witnesses testified to seeing them to
gether on numerous occasions, whi'e
Mr. Glenn was in Sylva at his work.
Then a number of letters, written to
Nance by Mrs. Glenn, weir presented
to Judge Harding, their contents were
not made public; but Judge Harding
read one of them, and announced
thai it was sufficient for him. He
then stated that it appeared the
wrong man was on trial. He asserted
that so far as he knew there was
no criminal statute that Nanee had
violated; but that the legislature
should make provision for such eases;
but as the law stands .there is little
left for an injured husband to do
except use a shot gun. He asserted
that this in one place in whieh our
law falls down, and that he would
like to issue a banch warrant for
Nance, if there were a law under
which be could be tried.
The evidence showed that' Mr.
Glenn had learned of the state of
affairs in his home, that Mrs. Glenn
had returned to the home of her
father in Brevard, and - that Mr.
Glenn had brooded over his troubles
until he was in an abnormal state
of mind at the time of and immediate
ly following the shooting. Dr. D. D.
Hooper, family physician of Mr.
Glenn, stated this to be a fact and
the opinion that he was in an abnor
mal condition at the tune.
After the shooting Mr. Glenn in
stituted proceedings against his wife
and obtained a divorce.
: , i j
BALSAM ! i
, ?? r
Mr. Corbett Ensey spent several
days last week here with his father, ?
1). W. Ensley who was quite sick
but is now improving.
Mr. Bill Green and family and Mrs.
Ida Green of Asheville spent last
week end with Mrs. Lona Green.
Mr. Lloyd Quiett spent last we'k
with his father, Mr. W. M. Quiett
at Qualla. He says he had a fine time
Miss Eva Hoyles has gone to Can
ton to spend some time.
Mrs. Maybel Perry made business
trips to Waynesville and Canton Sat
urday. ? ;
Mrs. Cora Smathers has moved to
Mrs. Emma McKay Sigman o?
Clairmont is visiting relatives here.
Mr. George Coward and family at
tended the funeral of little Charles,
six months old son of Mr. and Mw.
Ed Painter, who died last Friday at
their home in Cullowhee. Interment
took place on Sunday.
Misses Marie Coward and Ixjukw
Arlington visited at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Ed Painter in Cullowhee
Mr. T. M. Norman was operated on
for appendicitis in the Bjlvs