(Name changed from !^y^van VaUey News, January 1, 191?.)
BREVARD. NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, APRIL 6.-1917. ,
Resurrection As the Lify Crows
An Easter Carol
By FREDERICK MERES
The tomb was s*aled. the watch was set.
Within the portals lay the form
Who by the host of heaven was met.
As he arose on Easter morn
When the Ar.gcl rolled away the stone,
The risen Lord in glory shone.
And though the tomb was sealed,
i Resurrection was revealed.
The Roman guard In terror fled
From the Angel bright.with flaming sword,
'When the Son of Man rose from the dead.
And spoke to frightened souls the word
That conquers sin. prevails o’er death.
Transports the soul at parting breath.
And though the tomb was sealed.
Resurrection was revealed.
The Magdalen with pious love.
At early morning sought the tomb.
Was met by Angel from above.
Who pointed to the empty room.
The grave clothes on the floor were spread.
Not with the napkin that pressed his head;
And though the torr.b was sealed.
Resurrection was revealed.
“Who seek ye here?” the Angel said
To Mary, who was bound in prayer
**The living Christ among the dead.
He is not here, but will appear
In glory, filling all the skies,
The pardoned sinners’ sacr fice;**
And though the tomb was sealed.
Resurrection was revealed.
What the Season Means to Us.
The real lesson that we ought to
get out of this Easter sea.son is not
simply the fact of life beyond death,
but rather tlio possibility and the
beauty of liviii" the risen life while
we are yet in the body. If, after the
strains of Easter music have died
away, and the fragrance of the lilies
has gone from the church, we pass
on to live the same old lives, seeking
the things that are below more zeal
ously than the things that are above,
whal has Easter profited us? In what
way does the fact of Clirisl's resurrec
tion make its power felt in the mold-
iHg of our character and the formius
of our life plans? If, having passed
through tlie events of the Passion
week, and experiencing in thought the
glory of the resurrection morning, v.’e
do not attune our lives to a diviner
key, and bring more of heaven into
our evci-yday pursuits, are we not
worse ratlior than better for these
JURY LIST FOR
Fdllov.ir'/ is tlie jury list for tlio
two -ertn uf court to
on A})i ii !*■»:
D. T. Gillespie, J. A. Allison, F. F.
Turner, 'V. 1*. .\k(Jaha, J. H. Harkins, W.
E. Hall, Fiem Galloway, J. E. Cox. A. E.
ngland, W. E. Head, l. k Doaver. George
"shop, Z. V. Burrell, Julius M. Mci.ail, A.
'Hupj'ins. Chas. Aiken, K. L Wright,
Carlos Clayton. \V. K. Lyday, G. U. Shu-
ford, B. P. 'I’homas. B. A. Krady, A. N. Col
lins, F. V. Whitmire, Wales Lankford, T.
T. Patton, I). S. Morgan, Henry N. Car
rier, J. O’Neal Cantrell, N. A. Batson, M.
M. Bryant, W. J Kay, K. L. Capps, Hiinry
Hinkle, E. D. Ou t n. E. A. Batson, Rad
Nicholson, E. I?. Kit hen. W. W. (JalU»-
way, Ed. Lance, J. L. (iruvky, R. M.
W. H. Nicholson, W. W. Gravley, Jr., B.
J, Gl.izener, J. G. Barton, L. V. Sigman, W.
R. Wilson, John W. Owen, Julius L. Lance,
T. A. Barrett, J. F. Lyday, U. G. Reaves,
e! R. Bir:.hop, Johnnie Whitmire. V. B. Mc-
iDaha, Ora L. Jones, T. 0. Thrash, Lonnie
Holden, H. S- McCall, Thos. J. Wilsnn, J.
V. Gillespie, L. C. Case, E. L. T. Eubank,
C. W. Ilogscd, G. L. Dalton.
I proper Time for Rejoicing.
If youth takes a ga^ view of its
iq)ringtime liberties and opFortunitles,
!lf the leap of the expanding season
: seems to accentuate the senses In its
Joy of color and clothes, the splendid
significance of Easter is not dimmed
its nohle harmonies abated. i
Thr Hcpn of the Ulles la bound
Its IcrenNe rifirs In bordered
Tbere'n the promise of npriuK In
the ftnnllKhi eolden.
Tliore’N the jt>y of NprinB In the
And yenterday’s tell and burried
The city’s throne and the city’s
Its cluttered scene and Its fercred
That make us the strusele vre
dare call Life.
We leare It all at some fair, dim
(The Llllesi sleam la the bor>
And oh, the message and gift
(“There’s the Joy of spring In
the children’s smiles!)
And ^e hear of that far-off Syrian
liVhere Mary’a Master ■tilled
And the aneel’s words of hope
*^For He Is rlsent He Im not
Risen! Sweet Christ of the dis
Like Mary, we listen and know
And more than the story of hal
The touch of His love and life
For in any sadness of some to
If we hear His answer we lose
And above forsotten tears and
The scent of the L.illes aball
RARE FiORAL SPECIES ONLY
IN MOUNTAINS AND JAPAN
Discovered here l>y the French
naturalist, Michaux, over ICO years
ago, then lost for moro than u cen
tnry. found onct^ more in a oove
near Brevard, tran.'.piunted to the
Siltinore estate, and seen yesterdny
on Asheville streets for th« lirst
time, is a concise record of ono of
the rarest and most exquisitrly
!»eautitui tlowers in all the world—
♦ he “shortia,” resembling izreatly
the Ensjclish primrose—found only
here a.id in Japan.
When Prince Jerome Bonaparte
and Michanx traveled through
\Vestein North Carolina about a
j-(*ntury ajio they lound a dainty
little plant in bloom which resembl
d the Kn^lish primrose. Its leaf
i.-; much like that of the j?alax, the
flower small and white, and quite
inde.scribaidy dainty and attrac-
About tvventy years a^otjie plant
was a^ain found in u secluded c»ve
in th(‘ mountains near Brevard, but
by whom is unknown. A few years
after this C. N. Beadle, snp» rinten-
dent of the Biltmore estate, scoured
one of the plants and the dainty
things are now thrivinj; in another
quiet and secluded spot in that
threat estate bordering the city of
RUEL critics may insist that the
name “Easter” is of pagan or-
but, be that as it may, the
“.Toy” which comes with the day of
Kcsurrection is purely Christian.
Tlie Harvest Home and Thank-s^iv-
Ins day festivals may be enjoyed and
honoi’od by all who have faith in a Su
preme Ikinsr, or Creator, but Christ
mas and Easter point- directly back to
the World’s Redeemer, the God-man—
Easter is the queen of church feasts.
It commemorates the greatest of all
victories—the triumph of life over
“If,” writes St, Paul, “Christ be not
risen, then is our preaching vain, and
your faith also is va»n.”
A bird cage is only a mass of gilded
wire, silent and useless so long as
I’>y and by, when the feathered song
ster lives within it, and the thrilling,
rippling music Issues from its little
throat, the purpose of the cage be
So men must be mere animals in our
sight, do we not discern the Holy Spir
it dwelling within each human breast.
Man is finite, but there is an infmite
1» him which longs for immortality,
for God and heaven.
Our hearts refuse to give up their
dead forever. Broken-hearted, faint
and lonely, yet, at the grave’s edge,
the memory of the goi»d who have
loved us gives us courage out of our
sorrow and tears to defy death to di
vide us forever. Our minds will not
believe that when this life is over there
is nothing beyond.
The spark of divinity which in each
of us whispers that somehow, some
where, sometime, we shall be ourselves
again and be reunited with our be
The Easter bells tell their full story
only to those who know the way to the
cemetery, and who often kneel by the
green mound and place garlands on
the pure white marble.
“He lives!” “They live!” sing the
chimes from many steeples.
The “he” means always Je.sus. The
“they” means the faces you and I
mourn so deeply today.
Take comfort. What our hearts tell
us of future reunion in Christ is more
than confirmed by holy church • and
The rest of paradise, the felicity of
heaven, will more than compensate for
all pain of the present.
Parent and child, husband and wife,
brother and sister, friend and friend,
will clasp hailds once more, never to
be torn asunder.
The church in her hymn teaches:
"UTien we at death must part.
Not like the World’s our pain.
But one in Christ, and one in heart
We part to meet again.
The Old Testament, speaking by the
Patriarch Job, sings: “I know that my
Redeemer liveth, and that he shall
stand at the latter day upon the earth.
And though after my skin worms de
stroy this body, yet in my flesh shall
I see God: Whom I shall see for my
self, and mine eyes shall behold, and
The New Testament, speaking with
authority by the mouth of our blessed
Lord, says: “I am the resurrection and
the life, saith the Lord; he that be-
lieveth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth
and believeth in me shall never die.”—
Jamos Henry Darlington, in Easter
SUNDAY SCHOOL RAUY
TO BE HELD : MAY 1
HAVE OUTLINED PLANS
All Schools In County Requested
> to Participate in Big Sunday
who advertise in
this paper will give
yon best valaes for
O day of g^oiy, day most biight.
That dawns upon our darkest mght.
Our hearts rejoice today I
In darkaess we have waited long
To hear at last diy triumph*song
Tliat cheen us on our way.
Throughout the Lenten (a we saw
The great (’jlfillicg cf the Ic’ v,
The«Lamb of God was slain.
He lives in glory now above
And sheds od us His peace and love,
Who eve.*more shall re^n.
O day of glory, day of might!
All nations shall behold thy light
In love for evermore.
Awake, dead soda, from sloth and nn.
The day of triumph to begin.
The risen Lord adoret
To Clean Hnir Brusnes.
To clean hair brushes take a cupful
of commeal and fill the brush, rubbing
gently with the hand. As it absorbs
the grease and dirt shake it out and
use fresh meal till the brush is
cleaned thoroughly. This is better
than ammonia, as there is no water
to injure or loosen the back ot the
Representatives of the Brevard
Sunday schools met at the Brevard
Institute Tuesday nif;ht and per
fected the program for the county
Sunday school rally to be held at
the Institute on Tuesday, May 1.
This will be the third annual
rallv and while the others were
good those in charge of the one for
this year hope to make it the most
interesting of any.
An important change in the pro
gram of last year will be in the
matter of refreshments. Last year
the Sunday schools of Brevard fur
nished the refreshments. This year
all schools will be requested to co
operate, each school working up at
least enough interest to provide
food for all its pujjila in attendance.
The dinner will be served on the
Institute grounds from a long table
arranged for taking cure of all the
While a workers’ council was held
in the afternoon lust year no fixed
program was arranged. This year
topics of interest to superinten
dents, touchers and other Sunday
school workers will be interspersed
with the mental contents to take
place in the afternoon. An organi
ZHtion will be perfected so as to
have permanent ofJicers to look
after tho rally arrangements from
year to year.
Miss Allie Cantrell, mounted, will
act as marshall. Sunday schools will
assemble at the Episcopal church
at 10:30 o’clock and begin the line
of march, two abreast, i)roceeding
up Main street to Caldwell, thence
to Depot street past the Southern
depot and up Whitmire street to
tho Institute, assembling in the two
auditoriums at 11 o’clock, beginning
the program at 11 ;30. Each Sun
day school is expected to take some
part in the program by music, talk,
recitation, reading, etc., the kind
of exercise to be optional with the
i Henry Ranson will preside over
■ tho exercises of the morning and
, The morning session will open
with the song,“America,”all stand-
t hv^. This will be followed by
prayer by Rev. Dr. C. D. Chapman.
Prof. C. H. Trowbridge will deliver
the address of welcome, to v.hich
Bowling Henderson will respond.
Interspersed with the exercises
rendered by the various schools
will be a selection by the Barber
Shop chorus of Brevard. The
morning exorcises will closn with a
.chorus, “The Star Suengled Ban-
( ner,’’ folU wt d with prayer by Rev.
j A. J. Manley.
j W. O. Parker will act as chief
' upher in seating the people and in
directing those i)urticipating in the
program from ono auditorium to
the other sini^e it will he necessary
to have tiu* ]»rogram repeated in
order to acommodate nil the people.
Convene at 2:30 in main audi
Mrs. J. A. Forsythe—Graded
' Rev. J. R. Hay—“How to Interest
Boys in Sunday School Work.”
j “Methods in Increasing Sunday
' School Attendance”—Round table
discussioi^ led by Noah M. Hollo-
i Perfecting permanent organiza
The committe on mental contests
arranged for contests in chorus and
quartet renderings from a choice
of 14 songs designated by the com
mittee. There will be contests in
memory Bible work, map drawings;
essi^ys on witnesses for Christ, etc.,
eSKS FOR WAR
Congress convened in extra ses
sion Monday and was urged by
President Wilson to declare war on
Germany. Congress is debating
the matter and w’ill most likely de
clare a state of war while big war
like preparations are being made.
Champ Clark was elected speaker
of the House.
$52,800 WANTED BY
FABMERS OF COUNTY
BIG MEETING OF FARM
LOAN LAST SATURDAY
New Applicants Appear While
Old Ones Drop Out; Large
Number Seeking Loans.
At EASTER time the people of
1‘atrick county, Virginia, fre
quently send to their friends
unique gifts. In this county, about cer
tain beautiful springs and the clear j
streams flowing from them, are found i
quantities of small stone crystals in
the form of perfect crosses. They are
mixed with the gravel and pebbles of
this limestone country.
More remarkable still, the crosses are
found in various shapes—the plain Ro
man cross, the square maltese cross,
and the Greek cross where the crystals
interpenetrate each other at an angle
of 60 degrees. This last is the most
common form, but it is not so pleasing
when the stoue is used as an ornament
because of the twisted appearance it
gives, although the structure itself is
very interesting, resembling a double
cross. Sometimes three or even four
crystals are grouped "together.
The crystals are six-sided prisms,
and in a simple form appear in an en
velope shape complete as to the poiut-
ed flaps even. The scientific name of
the material is “staurolite,” or “cross
stone,” the name staurolite coming
from the Greek words meaning “cross”
The girls of Patrick county wear the
cross in place of a locket or pendant
on gold or silver chains. The stone is
cf>niparatively soft and a small gold
screw is inserted in the cross and the
chain passed through a projecting ring.
Sometimes those who live in this val
ley search for crosses that match in
size and make a long necklace of the
stones themselves. The crosses vary
In size from an inch to two inches in
The writer has a fairy stone of the
popular Roman style, presented by the
thulor, who picked it up on a Patrick
county farm. It has a dull brown color
and looks as if It might be a bit of rich,
dark wood from the altar of a church.
The color varies from a reddish or yel
lowish brown to black or gray, but is
uniform in each individual stone.
The inhabitants of Patrick county be
lieve that the stone is found nowhere
else in the world outside of their par
ticular county, a picturesque mountain
section of Virginia.
Hardship Better Than Poverty.
The merchant, dreading the south
west wind wrestling with the Icarian
waves, praises retirement and the ru
ral life of his native town, but soon
he retires to his shattered bark, in
capable of being taught to endure pov
regulations for which will be given
in a subseo.ucnt issue of the News.
Tho athletic feature of the rally
will include ii baseball game be
t'-veen Brevard and Brevard Insti
tute and a basket ball game be-
twoi n the town and the Institute,
in the afternoon.
The names of those serving on the
committees follow, the letter within
parenthesis before each name indicating
the denomination or Sunday school repre
sented, the first-named being chairman.
Athletics: (P.) John Smith; (O. G.)
Eugene Allison; (M.) Woodford Zachary;
(I.) John Hamrick; (E.) Alex Kizer; (B.)
Mental Contests: (B.) J. C. Jones; (O.
G.) VV. H. Allison; (M.) Miss Hattie Aiken;
(1.) Miss Maud Ellen Pike; (E.) Mrs. H. N.
Carrier; (P.) Miss Katherine Erv/in.
Refreshments: (E.) Mrs. O. L. Erwin;
(0. G.) Mrs. W. H. Allison; (M.) Mrs. T. D.
England; (P.) Mrs. Goode Cheatham; (B.)
Mrs. W. M. Henry; (I.) Miss Alma Trcw-
Program: (O. G.) V. D. Peek; (B ) O.
L. Jones; (P.) A. B. Riley; (I.) A. F. Mitch
ell; (M.) Miss Sue Cannon; (E.) Mrs. C. M.
The following superintendents were
present, or were represented by proxy, at
the raeetinK Tuesday night:
Institute, W. O. Parker; Oak Grove, If.
J. Orr; Methodist, Welch Giilloway; Pres
byterian A. B. Riley; Episcopal, Bfrs.D. 6.
Ward; Baptbt, No^ 11 HollofireiL
The National Farm Loan associa
tion of Transylvania met in Bre
vard Saturday and the memberR
signed applications for an aggregate
loan of $52,800.
The selection of an attorney to
pass upon titles was not made.
The attendance was large and
number of persons who had not in
dicated their desire for a loan,
made application on Saturday whik‘
some v.’ho had expressed a desire for
a loan failed to put in their appear
The loan committee, composed of
C. K. Osborne, P. J. Woodfin and
J. B. Price, will finish its work next
The board of directors have beea
requested to meet again on Satur
day, April 14, at 10 o’clock.
The list of applicants for loans
Mrs. M. M. Carmichael
G. T. Lyday
A. C. Lyday
J. Colev Owen
C. N. Kitchen
H. C. Sims
T. C. McCall
•T. P. Deaver
•K A. Gillespie
B. A Gillespie
M. S. Dnnn
Leo F. Norton
J. B. Price
W. E. Patterson
0. K. Osborne .
H P. Nicholson
R. H. Zachary .
M. L. Hamilton
P. J Woodfin
T. C. Henderson
W. D. Waldrop
T. O. Thrash
J. T. Justus
Mrs. Lillian I. Baldwin
W. H. Summey
W. J. Raines
G W. Hall
Mrs. Emma O. Zachary
W. S. McLean
.T. A. Middleton
S. R. Owen
Mrs. J. Poor
W’. B. Henderson
J. A. Breedlove
L. F. Lyday
R. L. ('apps
J. M. Anders
T. K. Patton, sr.
C. C. Hrtll
John r. Tinsley
E. (). Iiyday
S. H. Gillespie
The oflBcers are :
President. R. H. Zachary; vicf'
president, M. L. Hamilton: seere-
tary-treasnrer, Prof. T. C. Hender
The directors are:
11. H. Zachary, M. L. Hamilton.
T, O. Thrash, Prof. T. C. Henderson.
Edwin Poor, G. T. Lyday, C. K.
ono ALEXANDER WINS
Friends of Otto Alexander, of
Transylvania, who is attendin'^'
school at Cullowhee Normal, will
be interested to know that he was
elected by members of his class tt>
represent them in a class debate.
The debate was given Monday,
March 20. The question was,“ Re
solved ; That advertising increases
the high cost of living.” The affir
mative was discussed by Jessie*
Robinson and R. E. Phillips, th*-*
negative by Otto Alexander and
The judges decided unanimouslj
in favor of the negative. Mr. Alex
ander received the honor of beintr
elected to represent his class and
also won the decision.
Longest Telephone Line.
The longest telephone wire in the
worlA^ runs from New York to
Fruiclsco, a dietaiioe of S,89i' mile^