North Carolina Newspapers

    MIRROR OF. TRANSYI^VANIA COLTNTT LIFE
New,
(Nams^ cfranged from Sylvan V v News, Jar uary 1, 191?.)
YOLUME-XXII
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 1917.
NUMBER-6
MAP SHOWING LOCATION OF TRANSYLVANIA TANNING COMPANY
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The niap herewith j;ives a fairly j^oo.l location of the tannery. Oakdale avenue intercepts Caldwell street and Rosman
road passing! home of Dr. K. S. Knilish and running parallel with the Southern railway. The plant is located near the position
of the vane showing' j^eofiraphical directions. A bridge has been erected acmss Hrusliy creek at the end of the street leadinj,'
trom Oakland avenue and approach is made to the plant from this street and also from the Rosman road.
Concrete Foundation of Tannery Plant
Over One^Eighth Mile Long Completed;
Increase Pay l^pll From 46 to Over 100
Work was progressing rapidly on the plant of the Transylvania Tanning company until the cold
wave arrived.
J. M. Kilpatrick, who is superintending the work, says that until the sudden change in tempera
ture there were 46 men on the pay roll and that within two weeks more than 100 men will be working
on the plant if weather conditions permit.
The concrete foundation for the main building, 70x683 feet, has been completed under weather
conditions most favorable. The concrete is as much as nine feet high at places. This main building
will accommodate 600 vats. It will be two and one-hali^stories high. Seven other buildings will be
grouped about. A one-story office building 32x36 feet has been started on the Rosman road opposite
the plant.
The Southern has built a spur track to the plant. It leaves the Southern’s main track at the yard
limit post about midway between the residences of Dr. E. S. English and W. H. Duckworth.
G. E. LATHROP, ACCOUNTANT,
MAKES STATEMENT OF THE
FINANCIAL STATUS OF COUNTY
()M ordf'rs ontstandinir r)2i*.rj
OKI 0(tntnicts aiiu bills ont-
I stiindiTii' 1 ti
Brevard, X. C., January 2'),
To the Commissioners of Transyl
vania ('oiint.v ;
In accordanco with yonr request
that I examiiio the hooks and
records of this conntv in yonr of
fice, and render to you an aceoiint
of the state of the finances of tlie
county ascertained therefrom, at
the time the ])re»ent hoard entered
upon duties of the ollieo; I hef;
leave to submit the following? report
upon the so eall**d jjenerjil accounts
^tf the county as 1 find them.
It should first he called to your
attention, that the accounts, hills
and vouchers, have not been so
kept, that an audit of the same, in
the strict meaning » f the term, is
possible ; but the fiuures herewith
are believed to be approximately
correct, as shown by ^he books,
accounts and papt rs of the count.v
suiJervisors at the time yt)u assumed
office, the preliminary balance be
ing verified by c(im])arison with
those shown by tlie county ^ treas
urer,
1st. The rail road bond account
shows a balance on hand December
4, 1916, of $1,517 a sum insulii-
oient to meet the «l noo.oo of interest
coupons due January 1, 1U17. No
sinking fund exists for the retire
ment of any part of the two issues
of these bonds, amounting to $S5,-
0(K).00, nor has one been provided
for, so far as I can ascertain.
‘2nd. The fund for the relief of
the indifjjent and ])au|K*rs shows a
balance on hand l)ecc*rnber 1, IKlf., '
of 1 .-)() with orders and bills
outstatulinir of 1 05, leaving S'l,-
Noo ir» in your hands, which will no
di»Til>t sulTice for the demands upon !
this fund until tlu^ ])roceeds from I
the taxes now in jirocess of collide- ■
tion are available ; a fact to w’hich
I call your special attention, as it is
the only oiw of such cheer and
comfort, that I will have to ulTer
yon in this report.
IJrd. The chain gang ac-
I’ount shows on Decem
ber 4, I'JK), an overdraft
of s*>,7(»l. IS
Outstanding bills contract
ed by former board Ss'J.41
Outstanding orders Decem
ber 4, I'.tlfi, theretofore
made by the old board
on the treasurer...... . 47.o7
•! Total indebtedness Decem
ber 4, ]'.»!(■) .'fss,::>3:5.r,7
In this account is included the
cost (.tf tlu^ new iron bridge across
; the French Broad river at Blantyre,
for the expense of which one hall
of th(‘amount, or is due
to this county bv Henderson coun
ty. While it is no doubt superfluous
to do so, I mention the fact, that
the total tax levy for this account
this year amounts to only ^1,7V1
to bo decreased by commissions,
insolvents and errors discovered.
5th. The contingent fund, so
called, which is to cover al! the ex
penses of the countv, not ])rovided
for by special levies, including the
heavy ones for courts, juror and
witness tees, as well as your own
for general administration, shows
m December 4. 191t>:
An overdraft of .$7,454.14
Old orders outstanding 5»‘.8 17
Unpaid bills outstanding.. 457.7~'
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METHOD.ST CHURCH I L H.DiNG
A total deficit of $:{,7(*1.7»>
which the total levy for
the present year, even if
at once available, falls
some six or eight hun
dred dollars short of
covering.
4th. The bridge fjind ac
count on December 4,
1916, shows an over
draft of $4,028.:J8
Total d(*bt on this account
December4. I'.dfi s>^,4‘i>.72
wbicli the taxes for tills fisc>^ 1 year
will tall all of §‘^,000.00 short of
li(jnidating, to say nothing of all
the exp*n.ses to be provided for un
til the taxes due in llH.s are avail
able.
Therefore the total current in
debtednes.s wlu n you took charge of
the olliee December 4. l‘jir», for
chaingang, bridge and contingent
purposes was .i5iy,00;>.72.
Any additional information, de
tails or recommendations relative
to the foregoing re])ort that I can
give will be gladly supplied.
Respectfully submitted,
G. E. Lathrop,
Accountant.
Revival At Methodist Church
In Progress For Two Weeks
The special ervi •..•snt the Met bo
(list chtircli hfL'aii S irvlav niortiiiig.
Aftcrf.oon jind niu'iit s'^Tvircs art*
being held this wi•^k iiiid will con
tiiHK* thiouirh next w»-(‘k.
Prof. l>>inifl Wiird Milam, flu-
Tnnsical director, wlio wa-i cxjicctt'd
>n Satnrdnv. did not arrive mini
Tuesday niizht. CliMiing fjorn a l)iu
union revival in .^peiiei-r, W. Va.
Hev. W. K. I’oovey, the pastor,
has been ]>reachiri;^ at niLrlit while
l’r»)f. Miles Reese lia-i bei*n ^ivintr a
sei ies of four * •( i ;iief t a 1 ks" ’ in The
Tor £o Lcvid ths Wor!d.
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REV. W E. POOVEY
(In his college dayts.)
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ter • caI T1i»t vjn-io - i7«-or May have O't.Y • cal life.
ONE OF PROF. MILAM’S FAVORiTE PRODUCTIONS
afternt)ons. Next w(‘ck Mr. Poovey
will ]ireach four sermons in the
afterntjoiis to children and will con
tinue? with his sermons in the even
ing services which will begin at
:15.
On M(uulay night the jiastor took
a shot at “Lying (’hristians.” The
weather was very unfavorable and
the congn*iration was small and it
was to be regretted that the pastor's
strong message failed to reach
those for whom it was mostly in-
tende.d. He ir.incel no words about
the harm that the indill'erent and
inconsistent church members do in
keeping.tho lost from the church
good, practical mes.sages and those
who hear him are able to cather
their m(*aning clearly and yet his
sermons are of a nature^ that even
the backslidden and indilTi'rent can
not r*>ent the plain truths in th»^
l>leasing and convincing way in
which they are given.
Mr. Poovey is now giving his
second year’s s(*rvice in Brevard
thorough base, muvsical history,
voice and chorus diiecting, etc.
He holds diplomas from the Cbic«-
iro conservatory of music and that
at Dallas, Texas. He has condnct-
»‘d large choirs in all the Southerts
^ statt‘s and in many of the northon
and western states and he has had
I such marked success and bis woriv
has been received with such popn-
and this is the first special ineeting lar favor at places that he has re-
to be held during hislu(.-al pastorate. ' turned to a few places as many
four times.
Something of Choirmaster
Prof. Milam comes hitrhly recom
mended as a chuir din'ctor and
cem])oser of gospel music. In ad
dition to having a natural musical
ear, he has studi«'d in the ('hicago
Music colh'ge, where he made a
s])ecialty of iiarmony, composition.
Mr. Milam comes from a musicsS
family, his father and grandfather?-
on both sides were musical direc
tors H“ began the study of mx^
SIC early in life, singing his firsij
solo at (i years, “A Shelter in tb&
Time of iStorm,” by Ira D. Sanker.
PROF. DANIEL. WARD MILAM
and from their acceptance of Christ.
On Tuesday night Mr. Po >vey
touched up the backsliders, has
ing his remarks upon blackslidden
Biblical characters.
Mr. Poovey is delivering some
COUNTY COMMENC'M'T
ON OCTOBER TWELFTH
At the meeting of the public
school tt'achers of the (M)unt.y in
Brevard Saturday it was decided to
hold the countv conni'.c'ncement on
Octolier 12.
The teachers also decided to have
a uniform examination for seventh
grade iiupils and the following Ci)ui-
mittee will co-operate with Supt
T. C. Henderson in preparing (jues-
tions and grading i>;spers :
J. ('. Jones, O. S. Dillard. A. P.
Bell, Miss iSusie Jordan and Miss
Sue Cannon,
Tliese examinations will b> held
on April 18 and lU and the diplomas
will be awarded at the county com
mencement.
The teachers unaninnHisly adopt
ed a resolution endorsing the pro
posed plan of a sr,ate lo ird of ex
aminers and institute conductors
and re(3ommended its passage b.'
the legislature.
P. W. NORMAN’S CHILD
IS BURNED TO DEATH
Lewis, the two-year-old child ol
Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Norman of
t’isgah Forest, w’as fatally burnet^
last Saturday, death resulting on
Sunday morning.
Mrs. Norman left the child in
room for a few minutes and npors
her return found his clothing or.
lire. Before the flame could be ex
tinguished the boy had been
seriously burned that death follow
ed on the following day.
Interment was made at tli-r-
Davidson River cemetery Mondft.’s*
at 2 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Morgan corl
ducted the funeral.
APPRAISING FARMS
The Transylvania Farm Loan
ociation through its appraisisfr
ommittee purposes to appraisV
lie farms of the members of thi.-
ssociation on Tuesday of thi*
eek, starting at Lake^Toxawaj
ad working through the county
to Blantyre.
    

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