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NO FIREWORKS ,
There will be no firecrackers, rom
an candles, skyrockets or the otbfi
fireworks display that heretofore
have tnarked the Christmas season in
Jackson county. This year quiet wili
reign throughout the county from
South Carolina to the Ooona Lufta,
and from the tops of the Balsams to
the summit of the Cowees.
It is unlawful to sell, buy, trans
port, .keep for the purpose of sale, or
to explode* any kind of fireworks in
the county of Jackson.
The last General Assembly passed
a bill, introduced by Representative
Cyrus H. Nicholson of Jackson, m k
ing the sale, transportation or explo
ing of fireworks in Jackson county a
misdemeanor, punishable with a fine
ranging from $10 to $50 or imprison
ment' not to exceed 30 days.
The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact :
Section I. That it shall be unlaw
ful for any person, firm^or^eorpor
tion to sell, buy, transport, keep for
the purpose of sale, or to explode
any firecrackers,-roman candles, or
other fireworks, or toy pistols in the
boundaries of Jackson county.
Section 2. That any person violat
ing the provision of this act shall be
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on shall be fined not less than
ten dollars nor more than fifty dol
lars, or imprisoned not to exceed
thirty days. ) ?
Section 3. That all laws and claus
es of laws in conflict with this a i
are herebv repealed.
RAILWAYS TO HAVE
Holiday tickets Will be on sale,
good until January 3, to all points
on all the principal railroads south
of the Ohio and Potomac rivers, \ at
fare and a half for the round trip,
according; to information v received
from the office of James H. Wood,
district passenger agent for the South
em Railway Company.
The announcement made last week
of the sale of tickets, applied only to
points on the Southern, but the ntv
arrangement has been made since thtt
time, extending the tickets to all
points in the South.
SUNDAY SCHOOLS TO
0 HAVE CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS
The Methodist and Baptist Sun
day schools will, present Christmas
programs, both services being held on
At the Baptist church the "White
Christmas" idea will be carried oat,
the members of the Sunday school
bringing gifts to be distributed
among the needy of the community,
and the pageant "No Room At Thj
Inn' will be given.
At the Methodist Sunday school
a program of Christmas songs
and recitations will be given, with
p Christmas tree for the children of
the Sunday school. () .> ?
COGDILL FUNERAL YESTERDAY
The funeral of Clarence Cogdill, 22
Sylva youth, was held at l'
o'clock yesterday, Wednesday morn
ing at the Old Scott's Creek church,
being conducted by Rev. Thad F.
Deitz and Rev. J. G. Murray, and in
terment followed in Old Field ceme
tery. V .
Young Cogdill, who was 22 years of
age, was a son of S. C. Cogdill, chair
man of the board of oennty commis
sioners and Mrs. Cogdill and was a
young man who was well and favor
ably knows. He was an automobile
mechanic and was a young man of
tmtaUrl^ accommodating disposition.
He had been in ill health for a long
time, following a serious illness, fsev
s eral month* ngo.
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"The Prince of Peace'
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(By Dan Tdinpkins)
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Down through the dini^distant ages of anti
quity had come the promise of His coming. The
prophets of the peculiar people of Israel had sung
of the days when the Messiah would appear, and
right the wrongs of a sin-cursed world. Song, and
story and legend from the days when the world
was young had implanted in the hearts of all the
faithful high hope that out of the tribe of Judah,
from the House of David w$uld come one whose
Kingdom would be established in strength upon
Mount Zion. /, SJ
And Lo! Behold! A new Star appeared in the
East to guide wise men to a stable in Bethlehem.
The stillness of the Judean hills was broken and
shepherds watching their flocks are privileged to
hear the sweetest song that ever fell upon mor
tal ears, as the host of the Beautiful, from beyond
the vale chanted the new song: v r > :A ?; ?
"Glory to God in the Highest; ^
pXOliWflij Peac?yGd?d Will TowarcfMeti,f: ?
The Prince of Peace had come to establish His
Kingdom among the children of men.
That event has changed the whole channel of
history. c \
The snows of nearly two thousand winters
have aged the rocks of the mountains since that
blessed night, of the advent of the Prince of Peace.
The world has staggered beneath the march
Ihg feet of multiplied millions of men waging
countless wars in His name. ( y
The rivers of the earth have run red with
blood of innumerable thousands of the children of
men, slain in the name of Him, who came to bring
peace and good will.
Defenseless maidens, helpless babes, unof
fending old women, tottering old men, and youth
m its prime have all been slain by those who
sought to follow after Him, believing that they
were doing His will. ^ ;
The stake, the rack, fire, sword, gallows,
knife, all have been called into His service and
leave a crimson trail back to the stable in Bethle
hen^. , .
A horrible, revolting tale! A terrible indict
ment! . .
But, hold, There is another side to the picture.
This was all because men' could not, or would not
understand the strange language of the Angelic
host, . v ' ,
Uncounted thousands of men and women have
gone to the gallows, the stake, the knife, and have
suffered the terrors of the rack, gladly, happily,
with a song on their hearts, because thqy believed
in Him. ?> *
The world has been groping through the dark
ness, year by year, toward a realization of the
meaning of the message. / j
The meek, the lowly of the earth have accept
ed Him. . ' j '" ? :Y( ? /J. .
True, intolerance is still rampant, race is pit
ted against race* wealth against poverty, and
Christian sect against Christian' sect;. but the
Kingdom is coming,, . v ?
i' The song of the Angels has a clearer meaning
this Christmas day, and comes anew to millions of
hearts from pole to pole. (
The fire of the Star rains into all the dark
places of the earth, shedding light and new-born
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(Continued on last page) ^
SYLVA PROGRAM " '
" HEARD FAR AWAT
A number of complimentary letters
from different parts of the country
have been received by the Chamber
of Commerce anil by Sylva people
concerning the Sylva Program broad
cast, last week from WWNC in Ashe
ville. Several of the letters were from
former Jackson county people. Clyde
Buchanan wrote that he received the
entire program at his home in Cleve
Mr. J. R. Ryan, whose home is in
Victoria, Va., wrote his father in law,
Dr. C. Z. Candler: "We heard Mar
garet and she sure did fine. We heard
Dap Tompkins give his daring address
and heard Mr. Stillwell recite the
history of Jackson county in most
colorful language, heard Mrs. Bales
read "In an Elevator," heand the
Sylva Coilegiate Institute sing a cou
ple of numbers and the numbers from
the Cullowhee School. Mary who cam*
last Friday was present."
McLEAN CLASS HOLDS DINNER.
With approximately 100 diners
present,, the John McLean class of the
Methodist Sunday School closed 4s
Mr. Doyle D. Alley presided as toast
master for the occasion. Mr. B. 0.
Painter gave a brief history of the
class, that has made bnch a rapid
growth within the past few weeks.
During the evening Misses Sutton
and Carden favored the members of
the class with a duet, and the' quartet
composed of Miss Sutton, Miss Car
den, Mr. Wessinger and Mr. Chariss
Thompson gave two or three selec
The principal address was delivered
by Mr. L. 0. Anderson of Hayesville,
who charmed his hearers' in his usual
pleasing style. *
MINISTERS TO MEET
The Baptist ministers of Western
North Carolina will hold their con
ference in Waynesville on Januarv
10 and 11, the sessions of the confer
ence beginning on Tuesday at 11
o'clo<& and continuing until noon
Wednesday. The program for the con
ference as worked out by the com
mittee follows: - . ?
11:00 A. M.?Devotional; Dr. G. A.
' 11:15 A. M?Sermon, Rev. Wallace
Hart sell, Brevard.
12:00 A. M.?Lunch.
1:30 P. M ^?Devotions, Rev. I. K.
1:45 P. M.?"Shadows and Types
of Christ in the Old Ttestament,"
Dr: R. L. Creal, Bryson City.
2:30 P. M.?"Christ in the Psalms'
Rev. A. V. Joyner, Canton.
" 3:00 P. M.?"Comfort for the suf
fering in the Old Testament," Rev.
Rev. J. G. Murray, Sylva and Rev.
T. F. Dcitz, Beta.
7:20 P. M.?Song Service, Rev.
and Mrs. Charles Jollay, Ashevflle.
8:00 P. M.?Sermon, Dr. R. J.
Bateman, Asheville. A
9:30 A. M-r-Devotions, Rev. T. L.
9:45 A. M.?Business and miscel
10.00 A. M?Ezekiel's vision of
Godi" Dr. W. E. Fitzgerald, Biltmore.
10:30 A. M?Review of "The
Christ of the Indian Road" (Jones)
Rev. P. D. Mangom, Marion.
11:00 A. M.?"The Challenge of
Christian Education," Dr. R. L.
Moore, Mars Hill.
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