MIKROR Olf TR^VNSYLV^VNIA-COUNTY LIlfB
(Name changed from Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 1917.)
BREVARB, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23. 1917.
CLOSED ON SONDAY
H H JBINIIS WIU
W CWCRETE STORE
TO BREVARD CHURCHES
Meetings Were Largely At
tended; Evangelist Browning
Man of Plain Statements.
After (luy nnil sorvict's for
two weeks tht* r»‘vivul at
the Bri’vard M«‘tho(list church
closed on Sunday iiijjht with several
additions in chiiri'h ineiuhi'isliii)
and the rt*nownl of vows c'n tht*
part of many wlu) had ^rown culd
toward thi'ir chnrcli obligations.
Forty-thri'O eon verts fjavt' in their
names as u]>]>lii*^‘nts for member
ship in the Methodist and i»ther
fity chnrelu's, n>ostly in the Metho
dist, us a result of the ri*vival, t>nlv
ft)nr of these lu'int? by letter. There
was a K'*neral spirit of rt'vival
amon^ ehnrch members.
The met'tinj's were iarfzt'ly at
t^ndeil and especially at ni-^ljt.
when the main church auditoriuiii
and the Sunday school anm'X were
crowded almost to their st'aliiii;
Rev. Raymond lirownintr, who
conducted the meetini: for the last
week, relievini; liev, \V. K. Poovoy,
the pastor, of the wc>rk he did for
th(‘ lirst wt‘ck, was (jaite a drawing
card. Be is a strong evangelist and
bold and fearless in all his state
nients and in his arraifxnm*nt of
dt'vilry he included about all clas.>;es
of evil-doers He K*ft no corner for
sin and in his thoron}?h-^oin«?. plain
manner of dealinj; with sin he
^ave some of the sinners some
severe jolts. He makes no com
promises with evil and doesn't be
lieve in the bnrdeninj? of churches
with people who are not penuinely
converted. Mr. Browning is gifted
in handling crowds of people. He
is able to make them langh or cry
and in his numerous illustrations
he didn't hesitate to use a great
deal of hnmor in holding attention
and clinching the truth.
When bis sermons called for plain
statements he made them in un
mistakable terms, strii>i)ed of ver
biage, and they were about as plain
as the English language would
Mr. Browning left on Monday for
a revival in Richmond, Va. It is
his purpose to movt‘ his family to a
]):>iDt on the Mills Hiver road near
Hendersonville, where a big taber
nacle will be built and a meeting
will be held in April.
Prof. D. Ward Milam, the evan
gelistic singer, left on Monday for
a meeting in Tampa, Fla.
A. N..Icnkins, whose store build
ing at the dc])ot was destroyed by
lire during the Christmas holidays,
and who has been conducting his
grocery business sinc(^ Christnias
on the o}»posite side of the street,
has made arrangements to erect a
concrete blocK building, K'xs^O feet,
on the site of the old building. It
will be one story high but will have
substiintial foniulation that will
permit an additional story.
Mr. .l»>nkins intends »'recting the
bui 111 ini' ini mediately.
WEARERS OF WOOL TO
PAY HIGHER PRICES
The wearers of woolen clothing
I are naturally inti'restcd in the
trend of prii’cs tln*y will hav(> to
])ay for their garm*nts and in this
coiwiection a report in the possession
of Mr. Weilr trom tlu^ Washington
Wooh“n Mills contains information
to tb«* ctTcct that prices will con-
tinn»> to advaiUH^ during the war
and that in the »*vent of an armis
tice between warring nations prices
! will advanct* for fully a year.
It r»‘i’orts that the wool supply is
growing shorter. Wool clip soUi
in I .Mit for (>r» cents pc'r .sconr(‘d
l»oc.iul but till' ficece of sheej' on
tl»e hillside bas lieen contract(Ml for
si ('1 :inii up a ])oniid, hence no
1 elief from biirb ]>rices for at least
I a year, is expt'ctcd.
: BREVARD LUMBER GO. TO
I MAKE CONCRETE BLOCKS
i l>avid i)rr, who has been making
! concrete blocks for some time, has
I received Frank Jenkins as a busi-
' ness associate and the business
will le conducted nnd'^r the
name of Mr. Jenkins’ lumber busi-
nest, the Brevard Lumber company.
The output of the plant is to be
increased and the firm will handle
concrete blocks as one of its articles
of builders’ supplies.
Gure, Don’t Interrupt.
“What right have you got to object
to the question that lawyer asked me?
You don’t know what I was going to
answer,” a witness in a damage suit in
the court of a Justice of the peace
yelled when one attorney objected to a
question asked the uitness by the
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Allison have
moved from Brevard to Pisgah
Mr. and Mrs. C. P. ( layton,
formerly of Penrose but for the
]>HSt few’ months r(‘sidents ot ('am
]»obello, S. C., have moved to Hr**
vard, where Mr. ('layton will be
:!Ssociated with the Brevaid Motor
fompany as secretary and treasurer.
ELECTING A PRESIDENT
Born February 22, 1732
February 22nd, 1752
By Rev. W. Edgar Poovey.
Converging lines of history
Were focussed on this date.
And fatnre-moulding rays of force
Did from it radiatt*.
Born to a noble destiny
With titles to be won
Of Prince in War anti Princo in Peace
Was our own Washington.
With ragged yet heroic band
He gave a nation birth,
Ji( qaeathing to his native land
The freest air of earth.
Then golden threads of polity
By ancient statesmen spun
For government, he gathered up
And wrought all into one.
His policy onr precadent
For nnpropitions honr,
His statesmanship and character
The Nation’s richest dower.
Thongh upstart dare to slander him
Or dastard to defame,
Still we on this his natal day
Do reverence his name.
Glimpse at the Field
Served By Brevard News
The map below, with the descriptive matter, gives one some
thing of a bird’s-eye view of Transylvania county and its activities.
The matter contained herein is part of what has been published in
pamphlet form for the convenience of the News in furnishing pros
pective foreign advertisers advertising rates and information as to
Brevard and other parts of the field served by the News.
Although Transylvanians have knowledge of the industrial
plants in the county, at first thought they have no idea of the enor
mous payrolls, hence the information furnished inquirers in various
parts of the country is reproduced, in part, in the News for the in
formation of regular News readers:
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CAROL I N A
Map showing Brevard, Tran.sylvania County, in the
heart of a rapidly developinf^ tourist, ajjjricultural and
industrial scction of the beautiful mountains of
Western North Carolina.
Field of the Brevard News
Brevard is a growing summer resort and industrial
town of 1,500 permanent inhabitants. It is the
countyseat and largest town in Transylvania county,
portions of which are popular amonj^ summer tourists
while there are large industrial operations and agri
Corn, rye and teedstufTs are the principal farm
crops, while many other products, fruit and live stock,
Portion of county is included in Pisgah National
Forest, a part of which has been made into the first
federal game preserve east of the Mississippi.
Brevard has good graded school in addition to
Brevard Institute, a co-educational preparatory school
and five summer camp schools, two for boys and three
Territory served by the News is noted for scenic
grandeur, salubrious climate, pure mountain water.
Thousands of tourists enjoy these advantages each
summer. Fishing and hunting arc enjoyable features
of tourist life.
Purchasing Power of News
The larger industries in Transylvania county
The Brevard Tannin company, which manufactures
tanning extract from chestnut wood and oak bark and
employs on an average 80 men in the factory. For
labor and Transylvania wood and bark used in the
manufacture of extract this company disburses about
The Toxaway Tanning company employs about 100
men; the annual payroll is about $72,000; the amount
paid for products furnished in the countj' or vicinity
is about $40,000 annually. Its output is sole and
The Rosman Tanning Extract company has about
125 employes receiving $72,000 annually. It pays
about $175,000 annually for products furnished in the
county, and produces chestnut extract.
The Gloucester Lumber company employs about
3(.K) men, has an annual payroll of approximately
$180,000 and spends in the neighborhood of $30,000 a
year for products furnished by the county.
The Carr Lumber company employs on an average
400 men and pays for labor annually about $216,000.
This includes mill and logging operaticms, wood con
tractors and their employes.
The Brevard Cotton Mills employ on an average 80
operatives and have an annual payroll in the neigh
borhood of $21,600.
During early part of 1917 the Moltz Lumber com
pany entered upon operations calling for sixteen miles
of railroad track to virgin forests with supply to last
for 15 years and giving regular employment to about
During early part of 1917 the Transylvania Tan
ning company broke ground for a $150,000 tannery
and belting plant in Brevard and contemplates an
annual payroll of $300,000.
This enormous income creates a tremen
dous purchasing power among Transylva
nia people, who can be reached through no
other medium so convenient and economi
cal as that afforded by the Brevard News,
the only newspaper published in the
county and the only one having general
circulation throughout the county.
JULIAN S. CARR.
Gen. Carr was born at Chapel Hill
October 12, 1945 and is one of the Old
North State's most honored citizens
who thoroughly believes in the re
sources of the state and has done
much for education. He recently es
tablished the “Julian S. Carr Research
Fund” to be used in acquiring and
nraintaining a true history of North
Carolina. He has been a delegate to
all the National Democratic conven
tions fo. 'Jie past quarter century.
John R. Hay, Pastor.
Ki'jrular church service every Sunday.
Hours; Firi-t and third .Sun.lay.s. ii;oo a. ni.;
Nooond and fourth Sundays, y.oo p. in.; fifth
.''undays. by :)nnouncfiufnt.
Sunday school every Sunday, lo a. ni.
Men's UrothiThood Bible chiss.
Youn>r I'cople's .Societv of Christian En
deavor every Tuesday evoninjf. "US-
DAVIDSON RIVER PRESBYTERIAN
John R. Hay, Pastor.
Rejjnlar church services pvi-ry Sunday.
Hours; Secoml and fourfi: Sundays. ii:no
m.; tirst and thinlj .Sundays, .r.oo p. in.; lifth
.Sundays by annoimcemciit.
Sunday school every .''iind.iy. io;oo a. ni.
BRP:VARD BAPTIST CHURCH.
Corner Jordan and Gaston streets.
A. W. McDaniel, Pastor. Phone No. 115.
Bible school 0:4c a. ni.. well graded witli
classes to suit .ill. *
Preaching; services at ii;oo a. ni. and 7:15 p.
.Midweek servile for worship and fellowship.
7:15 p. ni. Wednesday.
( horus practice 7:45 p. 111. Friday.
.\ilvisory Hoard meets on I u«‘sday evcninj;
after theifirst Sunday of each month.
.\ laiye chorus choir leads tuniiliar hymns
for the con;rretration and there are books for
all. There arc also special musical numbers
.-Ml who desire to encouraiie or to assist th»'
worship of (Jod or to be helped by worsl'.ip
are cordially invited to attend all services.
Strangers and visitors ;ire especially welcome.
Subjects for Sunday:
Night: Crossing the Jordan.
BREVARD METHODIST CHURCH.
W. Edgar Poovey, Pastor.
Sunday—Sunday school at 9:4s a. in. Preach-
innatii:oca. m. and p. m. Juvenile so
ciety 4:00 p. m.
Monday—Y. P. M. S. 7:15 p. m., tirst and third
Tuesdav—(After first Sunday) Board of
Stewards. 7:15 p. m.
Wednesday—Prayer meeting 7:15 p. m.
Thursday—( First and Third) Wonjan’s Mis
sionary society, .i.oo p. m- Local Auxiliary
4.no p. m.
Friday—fhoir practicc 7:1s p. in.
■‘l>>iiie thou with us and we will do thee
good.’'-N’uui. 10 JO.
Subjects for Sunday:
Morning: The Conquest of Canaan.
New members will be received.
Night: A Divine Discontent.
ST. PHILIPS EPISCOPAL CHURCH.
Rev. Chalmers D. Chapman, Minister in
Sundays—Morninff service at ii;oo o’clock.
Sunday school. q:4S a- m.
Week Days—Kvcnsonn every Friday;
Wednesdays and Fridays durintr Advent:
Wednesdays and Fridays during Lent; every
day in Hily Week; also on Saints days.
Holy communion the tirst and third Stindiiys
of every month; alsi> on the (Jreater Holy days.
Christmas. IHpiphany. Ash Wednesday, Holy
Thuf*sday. Easter day. Ascension day. Whit
Sunday and Trinity Sunday.
St. Philips church first Sunday
in Lent February 25 1917 uiornin^>
prayer with Sermon at 11.
.General Subject of the L.^nten
sermons, “The Cross of Christ.’*
Subject for the lirst Sunday in Lent,
“The Cross as a Symbol.”
The first Friday in Lent, Feb. 2 i.
Litany with address at 5.
The Arm of Ijent is tho develop
ment of Christian character.
Christian character means.
1. The power to make a sharp,
clear distinction between right and
wrong, Itetween pbedience and
disobedience, between righteous
ness and sin.
CLEMIIG THE HOUSE
FHOM CELUR TO HTIC
WHEN YOU CLEAN HOUSE CLEAT4
ATTIC FIRST AND FINISH
WITH THE CELLAR.
Usually All Discarded Mattresses,
Boxes, Rags, Etc., Are Stored in
Attic Where They Are Easy
Prey For Sparks And
Mrs. Ulandenni''ere was cleaning
house, assisted by fhe hired girl.
“What shall I do with this mattrep :.
Mrs. Blandenmeere? It seems almost
too good to throw r.way, and yet it
ain’t good enough to u.>e.”
“Oh, stow it away up in the atti •
somewhere; it might come in handy
“And what about this stuff that’.-
•et out here in the corner of the back
porch, this box full of excelsior and
sack ot rags and that bottle of liifseeti
"Oh, put them up in the attic, too.
And 80 it goes until the attic from
floor to roof is full of boxes of excel-
■tor, old mattresses, old clothes, old
rags and paper and all manner of
other combustible material. And ther
■ome dark day someone comes ur>
Into the littered place to find somc'
thing and lights a match to see by.
Or a spark from a crack in the
chimney, or 'one from the top of
someone else’s chimney floating in
through an open window, does th(‘
business when there is no one around
to send in the alarm.
When 3TOU clean house, clean thv
attic first. Get rid of all that tra.'-h
that you are always saving and nevfr
use. It is in the way, anyhow, and fr
Is a menace to your home srerr
hour that you allow it to clutter
Make your house clean from collar
to attic, inclusive.—Kansas F. M. Bul
This Big Fire Would Have Been Pr»>
vented Had All Buildings Been
Protected Against the Flamss.
Commenting on the Augusta, Oa.,
conflagration, caused by the fact that
the Dyer building in which the fire
broke out w’as unprotected, the Griii-
nell Automatic Sprinkler Bulletin
“Every city has hundreds and hun
dreds of dangerous buildinga already
standing. WTiat are the fire-proof con
struction advocates going to do about
these buildings? We cannot tear
down what we have already built.
The erection of a few fire-proof build
ings here and there as older building:>
burn is no cure at all, because it ha^^
as we think been pretty well estab
lished that a hot-blaze conflagration
is not seriously deterred by now and
then running up against a flre-proo'
building. And moreover, the word
**flre proof” is a very relative term,
because it does not take into account
the tons and tons of Infammable oou
tents that are contained within fire
"We are facing k condition of burn
able buildings, but we are also facinK
a far greater thine: In burnable con
tents. We bulieve that It is more Im
portant to safeguard existing build
Ings and practically fire-proof their
contents than it is to put our trust in
replacing burned buildings with non-
burnable buildings full of bumablf
contents. Every fire protection engi
neer knows the best way to make the
contents of a building anburnalW .
and it is not by putting those contentn
In a stove.”
Vnder the following law life Insur
ance agents are forbidden to misrepre
sent policy contracts or twist them:
Section 4775b. "No life Insurance
company doing business In this State,
and no officer, director, solicitor or
other agent thereof, shall make, issue
or circulate, or cause to be made, is
sued or circulated any estimate. Illus
tration. oircular or statement of any
sort misrepresenting the terms of the
policy issued by it or the dividends or
shares of surplus to be received there
on, or shall use any name or title «f
any policy or daas of policies misrep
resenting any such company, agent or
broker make any misrspresen.tation to
any person insured In said company
or in any other company for the pur>
pose of inducing or tending to Induce
vach person to lapse, forfeit or anr-
reader his said insurance.”