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(Name changed frcri Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 1917.)
VOLUME-XXII
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY. APRIL 20. 1917.
USTER OF PATRIOTIC GEMS
Eloquent Tribute* of Daniel Webster
to Our Country’s Needs and
Greatness.
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Liberty and union, now and forever,
®ne and insepai'tble.
♦ ♦ ♦
I^t our objoct l>e our country, our
whole country, nnd nothing but our
country.
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If we arc true to our country In our
day and gcnorntion. nnd those who
«ome after us .shall be true to It alst*.
assuredly we shall ‘Ievate her to n
pitch of prosperity and happiness, of
honor and iMiwer n«‘ver yet reached by
any nation beneath the sun.
♦ ♦ *
This lovely land, this ;:l«>rious lib
erty, these benlKii Institutions, the
dear purchase of our fathers, are ours;
ours to enj(»y, ours to preserve, ours to
trnnsniit. (Jenerations past and gen-
erntions to r»ine hold us responsible
for this sacred trust.
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National Guard
By K«nnetl\ MacDougall
Pusliera of prns anil penrils,
Workers of wood and »steel.
Uoi tors. lawyers ami l>i:sincss men.
Answer the bugle's peal.
IIurrylriB tlirongs of khaki,
Runiblu ol waKon train.
Clatter of »-avalry horses.
The Guard Is callcd out aeain.
Back from tne sun-baked desert,
Stalvart. alert .md hard,
Protei ting the natlon’.s vitals.
Is much-knocked National
Guard.
Give them the praise that’s due
them.
For the reg’ilar calls ’em “pard.”
Watch out for the wives and fam
ilies of the men of the Nation
al Guard.
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BREVARD SCHOOL TO
CLOSE ON APRIL 27
Dr. Poteat of Furman University
to Deliver Address; High
School Play on April 25; Picnic
on April 27; Only Four Gradu
ates.
The Brevard pubiio school will
close on Friday, April 27.
The commencement uddresa will
be delivered hy Dr. E. M. Poteat,
president of Furman university of
Greenville, S.I'., a speaker of ability
and attraction, on the night of
April 27.
On Wednesday night, April 25,
at 8:15, the hi^h school students
will render the play which they
have been rehearsing for several
weeks.
On April 27 the school W’ill enjo;v
an all-day picnic on the grounds of
the French Broad camp. Patrons
and friends of the school are cordi
ally invited to enjoy the occasion
with the school children. No formal
program has been arranged but ex
ercises of various kinds will serve to
pass the day pleasantly.
The graduating class is composed
of Hubert Hardin. Robert Deaver,
jr., Misses Georgia Burrell and
Alberta Perkins. Their exercises
will be rendered on Friday night.
*^FARMERS' UNION IN
BREVARD NEXT SATURDAY
A meeting of the Transylvania
County Farmers Union will be held
Brevard at 10 o'clock on Satur
day, April 21. Every local in the
county, should be represented at
this meeting. It is very necessary
at this time to consider some mat.
ters of special importance to the
Union ,and to the whole county.
T.C. Henderson,
President of County Union.
NEW EUCTRICAL BUSINESS
L C. Loftis has arranged to carry
a stock of electrical supplies in the
Michael music house and is also
bidding for electrical work.
OREVARD DEMOCRATS I
NAME TOWN TICKET
WOULD-BE RING-BREAKERS
FAILED TO DENT RING
Messrs. Breese, Kilpatrick, Sncl-
son, Miller, Bromfield and
Ward Compose Ticket.
At a meeting of democrats of the
town of Brevard at the court honse
Tne.svhiy night the following demo
cratic ticket was nominated for
town ollicers for two years, the
election to take place on May H:
Mayor : W. E. Bre*»se.
Aldermen: J. M. Kilpatrick, T.
L. 8nelson, J. A. Miller, jr., J. S.
Bromfield, D. G. Ward.
The meeting was called to order
by N, A. Miller, chairman of the
town organization. J. L. Bell was
nominated us temporary chHirman
Hnd Ora L. .Tones as temporary
setTetarj*. This organization was
later made permanent.
Coleman (Jjilloway nominated W.
E. Breese tor mayor and Prof. C.
H. Trowbridge nominated Ora L.
Jones for the jsame ticket. The
ballot resulted in 47 lor Mr. Breei-e
and li> for Mr. .Tones.
For alderman E. H. Norwood
nominated the folk)wing ticket: W.
S. Ashworth. A. M. Verdery, D. P.
Kilpatrick, B \V. TranthMm, F. D.
Clement. .Judge W. H. Allison
nominatad the following ticket: J.
M. Kilpatrick, T. L Snelson, .1, A.
Miller, jr., J. S. Bromfield, D. G.
Ward.
The vote resulted as follows:
J. A. Miller, jr., 49, .T. M. Kilpat
rick 45, T. L. Snelson 45. J. S.
Bromfield 44, D. G. Ward 44, W.
S. Ashworth 26, A. M. Verder.v 27.
D. P. Kilpatrick 25, B. W. Trantham
35, F. D. Clement 31. The five re
oeiving the highest votes were
nominated.
Every movement of the meeting
passed with its characteristic
smoothness. It was a case of outs
against the ins fighting what they
term the “ring”. Tickets had been
carefully prepared before hand and
given general distribu i m. As
shown by the number of votes re-
cieved by those whose names were
before the convention, there were
very slight changes iu the tickets
that had been prepared. The ring
breakei’s didn't dent the ring of
the old guard and of course went
off mumbling ugly things and
threatening to put an independent
ticket in the field and win to it the
strength of the rt^publicans in
order to conquer the so-called
ringleaders. Chairman Boll .‘•aid
that ho was one of the oldest
voters present and that ho had
seen more fiinching than had
pleased him by persons who served
tta alderm n for a while and
then resigned. He said that the
people didn’t like quitters and be
admonished the nominees to so
condnct the affairs of the town
in a way that conditions would
not become nupleusant.
The meeting adjourned to re
solve itself into a mass meeting of
citizens to jiass a war resolution,
which will be found elsewhere in
the News.
MORGAN CHILD BURNED
The five year-old child of Mr. and
Mrs. M. Morgan of Pisgah Forest
was badly burned when the boiling
contents of a kettle badly scalded
its back, one arm and one leg. The
injuries were serious, but the child
is recovering nicely.
Statistics of Blindness.
The 12 countries haying the fewest
blindness are as follows: Belgium
(before the great war) had 43 blind
persons to every 100,000 of the popula
tion; Canada, 44; Netherlands, 46:
Saxony, 47; New Zealand, 47; west
ern Australia, 50; 'Hongkong. 61;
Prussia, 62; Denmark, 62; Oermany,
60; New South Wales, 60, and the
United States, 62.
Trans loania’s Pledge.
FoUowi-1" ' *hc democratic convention
in Brev ard ^ ^sday night those present remained and passed
the followia.; resolution prepared by the committee appoint
ed by the mo in);:
At this time of t risis in the affairs of the Nation, when we
find ourselves forced into a war that we have steadfastly
sought to avoid, it is fitting th^’it Americans should have the
opportunity, as unquestionably they have the will, to give
assurance of their loyal support to the Government in its
measures to uphold American rip^'its and protect the lives of
American citizens.
Therefore, Be it resolved by the citizens of Transylvania
County, North Carolina, in mass meeting assembled, that as
Americans, faithful to American idc-.ils of justice, liberty and
humanity, and confident that the Government has exerted its
most earnest efforts to keep us at peace with the world, we
hereby declare our absolute an J unconditional loyalty to the
Government of the United States and pledge our undivided
support to the President of the United States and offer our
assistance in prosecuting tae war wiili Germany and her al
lies to a final and satisfactory conclusion.
Unanimously adopted at Brevard, N. C., by a mass meet
ing of the citizens, this 17th day of April, 1917.
C. II. TROWBRIDGE,
WELCH GALLOWAY,
ORA L. JONES,
Committee.
^he Stat^Span^led
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8ou>OEQuABnr.
Francis ScGtt Key.
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1. Oh, say can you see', by the dawn’s ear - ly light. What so proad - ly we
2. Oil the shore dim * ly seen thra* the mists of - the deep. Where the foe’s hangh-ty
3. And where is that bind who so yaunt-ing • ly swore That the har - oc of
4. Oh, thus be it er - et when free-maa shall stand Be - tweea their loved
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hsQsd at the twi-Gght’s last gleaming, Whose broad stripes and bright stan, thro* tha
host in dread si • lence re • pos • es, What Is that which the breeze* o’er the
war and the bat-tie’s con • fOi*doa A home and a conn - try should
boms and wild war’s des r o • la-tion; Bleot with vic-t’ry and peace, may tha
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per - ii>ous fight. O’er tte ram-parts we watched were so gal • lant
tow - er«ing iteep, At it fit - ful • ly Uowi, hall eoa*oeaIs, half dit*
kave us do more? Their' blood has washed oat their foul foot*stepe*’ pol>
heaT’n*resaed land Praise the Pow’r that hath made and pre?served !■ a
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■treamnngr And tiie rock-ets* red glue,
dos • esT Now it catch-os the gleam
la • tion. No tef-nge could save
na ^ tionl Then
eon-qner we
tile bombs burst-Ing ia air,
of the mom;ing’a first beam,
the hire*ling and slave
mast, wheaoor cause it is jest,
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From the
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proof thro’the night that our flag was stiH there. Oh, say, does that star-span-glM
po • ty re - fleet - ed now shines on the stream: ’Tie the star*span>gled baa-ner: on
ter - ror of flight or the {gloom of the grave: And the star-span-gled ban-ner ia
this be our mot • tor‘‘In God b our trustl” And the star«span*^d ban-ner in
ban • aer jet wave O’er the
long may it wave O’er the
tri - nmph doth wave O’er the
tri - nmph shall wave O’er the
of the
of the
of the
of the
and the homa of the bravef
and the home of the brave!
and the home of the brave,
and the home of the brave*
Written by Trar.i is Scott Key. on tlie nipht of September 14. 1814, whilu
‘ompelled to watch under the Runs of a British ship tlie bombardment of
Fort McHenry. He watched the flac at tiie fort through the whole diiy with
an anxiety tliat can be better folt than dest-ribed, until daricness prevented
him from seeing it. During the nipht he watched the bombshells, and at
early dawn his eye was again greeted by the proudly waving Hag of his
country.
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MANY CASES HEARD
BY SUPERIOR COURT
GRAND JURY DISCHARGED
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
Present Term Noted For Big
Batch Of Cases Disposed Of
On First Two Days.
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Superior court convened on Mon
day afternoon for a term of two
■weeks with Judge H. P. I.iane pre
siding. Solicitor Michael Schenck
is prosecuting in behalf of the
State
The grand jury disposed of its
business without any delays and
made its renort and was discharged
on Wednesday afternoon. The
report will be published next week.
The court dispatched a great deal
of business on the first three days.
Clerk N. A. Miller says that the
volume of business was so great
that ou Monday afternoon and
Tuesday he was bnsier than ever
before in order to keep up with the
proceedings in regular order. About
20 cases were disposed of without
any delays in one afternoon.
The grand jury was composed of
the following:
.J. E. Cox, foreman ;Flem Galloway,
A. N. Collins, K. L.-Wright, Chas.
Aiken, J. A. Allison, Rad Nichol
son, ,1. L. Gravley, R. M. Powell,
W. P. McGahu, Henry Hinkle, J.
H. Harkins, .Tulius M. McCall, W.
J. Ray, G. D. Shuford, Wales Lank
ford, A. E. England, A. L. Huggins
H. C. Gillespie was sworn in as of
ficer of the grand jury.
Ralph R. Fisher exhibited his
law license from the Supreme
court, accepted the oath adminis
tered by Judge Lane and was ad
mitted to the bar of North Caro
lina.
There were several cases before
the court in which Indictments
were made at the last term of
court, charging failure to pay cer
tain state taxes.
Several cases were continued;
the following were disposed of
finally:
Grady Galloway, larceny, nol
pros with leave.
H. S. Boyd, J. E. Clayton, Miller
Supply company, Cleveland Hall,
A. E. Smith, W. L. Aiken, James
Neeley, failure to pay tax. The
jury was withdrawn and a new
trial ordered in the case of Cleve
land Hall. W. L. Aiken and James
Neeley were found guilty. The
others w’cre found not guilty.
Will Hollingsworth, trespassing
on reservation; taxed with one
fourth of cost. Three other de
fendants callcd but failed to ap
pear.
Dillie Owen and Sallie Green,
disorderly conduct; nol prossed
with leave.
Otto Clemmons, assault, nol
prossed.
H. P. Nicholson, assault, jury
withdrawn and new trial ordered, j
Garland Duncan, Grady Gallo
way and Cnrvie Galloway, gam
bling. Duncan w^as used as wit
ness for state and a nol pros was
ordered in his case. Other de
fendants were found guilty and
fined SiiO each and taxed with the
costs
Mis. Oade Phillips, disorderly
conduct; guilty; fined .^10 and
costs. In a second case she was
found guilty and taxed with $5 and
costs.
Dolph Snipes was found not
guilty of maintaining a nuisance.
Owen Orr entered a plea of guilty
to the charge of resisting an officer
and was lined ^25 and costs and will
fnrnish a ^100 hood for his good
behavior.
The appeal having been with
drawn in the case of Grady Gallo
way, convicted of receiving liquor,
it was ordered re-instated ou the
docket.
The case of John and Henry Ball,
having pleaded guilty to forcible
trespass, was continued until the
April term, 191S, and defendants
will be recogrlzrd in sum of
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0 Weeaanothoaoroareoaatfiir ^
0 with too deep a reverence; #
j we eannot love her with an #
0 affcction too pure end fervent; J
# we eannot serve her with aa
^ energy of purpose or a faith-
0 fullness of zeal too steadfast t'
# and ardent.—Grimke. #
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SAIL ON, 0 SHIP OF STATE
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Sail on. O ship of state;
Sail on. O Union, strong and great.
Humanity, with all its fears.
With all its hopes of future years.
Ia hanging breathless on thy fate.
Sail on. nor far to breast the sea.
Our hearts, our iiopes. are all with ther:
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, oitr
tears.
Our faith triumphant o'er our fears.
Are all with ttiee, ar«* all with thee.
H. W. Longfellow.
A WORTHY CITIZENSHIP
It Is the Hope of the Nation—Her
Welfare is Our First Concern.
O
» A frreat nation is made only by
worthy citizens.—C. D. Warner,
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National enthusiasm Is the great
nunsery of genius.—Tuckerman.
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Our country’s welfare Is our finr*
concern, and who promotes that best,
best proves his duty.—IIar\ard.
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Whpn’er our country calls, frfendK.
sons and sires should yield their treaM-
ures up. nor own a sense beyond the
public safety.—Brooks.
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FOLLOW THE FLAG.
♦ J T is the right of the American
people to enjoy a monopoly
for their own flag within their
own jurisdiction; It is the right,
nnd should be the duty, of those
who follow other flags to follow
them elsewhere.—The Century
Magazine.
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BREVARD INSTITUTE NOTES
“Much Ado About Nothing*”
In reviewing the work of
Institute pupils in this play it must
be remembered that the players ax**
inexperienced boys and girls whi*
have never seen a Shakcppeareaii
play presented by professionals.
Their conception of their parts is
therefore, largely their own. In
coaching, the director tries to
bring out native talent, following,
of course, regular traditions of th"
stage. The training is of great
benefit, and is appreciated by all
who take part. It involves, of
course, a great deal of hard work.
We feel, that considering all limi
tations, our players gave as smooth
and easy a rendition of their parl.«,
as is often seen on the amateur
stage.
It is impossible to single out any
one for sjiecial mention, since thexT-
were a number of parts of abou?
equal value, equally well performed.
As to costumes, which are de
signed by the director, -Miss Caro
line Trowbridge, the actual work
is executed in our sewing-room.
under the direction of Miss Ethel
Leather wood.
:\Iiss Venie Johnson, who played
“Beatrice” in “Much Ado About
Nothing,” has returned to her home
at Fletcher.
Miss Geneva Hart of Zirconiit.
was a guest at the Institute for a
few days last week.
Prof. Trowbridge attended tht*
conference of mountain workers at
Kuoxville last w’eek.
Miss Ola Callahan had a delight
ful trip to Mt. Pisgah, last Thurt -
day, with Miss Allie Cantrell and
Herschel W ilson.
Miss Lillie Belle Hines was a
guest of Miss Geneva Hart, of
Zirconia, over Sunday.
Try a Diversified adv.
for their appearance.
Charles Jamison .failure to coiii
ply with school law, not grolty-
On Tuesday Luther McGaha vras
placed on trial for seduction . Th»‘
case com tinned through Wednet«-
day and was resumed on Thursday .
    

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