MIRROR OF TRANSYLVANIA COU.VTY I^IFE
(Name changed from Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 1917.)
* W. (. OSBORNE DIED
WEDNESDAY; AGED 79
Father of Thirteen Children and
Highly Respected Citizen and
Prominent Farmer Dies After
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 11. 1917.
W. K. Osborne, a well known
and prominent citi/.vin of this com-
mnnity, died at his home near Bre
vard on Wednesday morninfj. He
had been in poor health for about a
year and his death was caused by
eomc aflfeotitm of the heart, lie was
taken critically ill on last Tuesday.
He was well mlvanced in years,
having celebrated his seventy-
ninth, birthday on February 14 of
Mr Osborne spent his life in this
section. Ho served during the
Civil war for one year in the Con
federate army, after which he hired
a substitute and returned home;
but on ehanping the age limit he
a^ain enlisted in the service of his
state. It was during the time be
tween these two periods of service
that he married Miss Mary Thomas
of Bowman’s Bluff, Henderson
county, who survives him.
Of this union there were i:i child
ren, three of whom are dead. The
Mrs. Dr. William Lyday of Pen
rose ; Mrs. A. N. Poole, Mrs. J. K.
Mills, C. S. Osborne, of Brevard ;
Mrs. M. L. Shipman of Raliegh;
Mrs. Zora Justus of Davidson;
Cam and H. K. Osborne of
Spartanburg, S. C ; Joe Osborne of
Gaffney, S. C ; and Virgil Osborne
of Stone Mountain, Ga.
The deceased had three brothers
and three sisters, all of whom are
dead except the oldest brother, C.
L. Osborne of Pisgah Forest.
Thirty-seven years ago Mr. Os
borne moved from the other side of
Davidson river to the place where
he spent the rest of his days. He
was one of the leading f»*rmers of
the county, a citizen resi>ected by
his fellows, and a prominent mem
ber of the Baptist church of Brevard
in which he held one or more offices.
Funeral services were held at the
home at o'clock Thursday, con
ducted by Rev. J. R. Owen, of Mars
Hill and Rev. A. W. McDaniel.
Ti e interment was at O.ik
Grove cemetery where he was
buriei with Masonic honors, having
been a member of this order for
Reholutiox of Mason's
In the providence of an all wise
Creator, the Master Builder of the
universe, our brother, W. K. Os
borne, has been taken from the la
bors of tliis .life into that unseen
sphere where the faithful are re
And whereas. Dnnn’s Rock
Lodge of A. B’. & A. M., recalling
the works of this good man through
the many years of his association
-with the brethren of the Lodge,
and realizing that one of the land
marks of our Lodge has gone, and
being desirous of letting the min
utes of our Order express to the
membership of the Lodge in the
coming years, our sorrow for the
loss uf this upright man and ma
Be it resolved: That we bow
in humble submission to the will
of Him who holds the eternal des
tiny of all in His watchful keeping.
That it is in sorrow that we note
the passing of Brother Osborne,
and that it is the ho])e of this Lodge
that his final raising shall bo with
the redeemed in presence of the
King who has prepared a place,“a
house not made with hands, eternal
in the heavens”.
That a copy of these resolutions
be spread upon the minutes of this
Lodge: a copy printed in our countv
paper, a coi\v of which is to be sent
to the members of the immediate
family; that a copy be sent to our
Masonic Journal, the Orphan’s
Friend, with request to publish.
T. H. Galloway,
E. M. Allison,
iCay dth,1917. Committee.
JDNIORS TO MEET IN
BREVARD IN OCTOBER
(Reported for the News.)
The district meeting of the
Junior Order of Western North
Carolina, nineteenth district, was
held with the Waynesville Council
No. Jr. O. U. A. M., beginning
Friday, May 4th, and continuing
Friday night the session was
optm lo the public. The Waynes-
ville orchestra rendered music
throughout the program which was
highly enjoyed by the order. The
speakers of the occasion were as
follows : Address of welcome, Thos.
Green of W'aynesville. Response,
C. R. Sharp, Seliea. The address
of the evening was delivered by
Hon. W. E. Breese of Brevard.
Hia subject was ‘•Patriotism,” one
of the principals of the Junior
J. P. Mason, vice district deputy,
presided nt the meeting. He spoke
along the line of the Order at large
and its connection with Ihe war
The executive sepsion v.as held
at the Junior hall Saturday morn
ing? at 10 o’clock. By the absence
of the district deputy, R. R, Wil
liams, the session was called to
order by Vice District Deputy J. P.
Reports from various councils
were heard, being very favorable,
showing some councils to have
gained .‘U) new members since the
last district meeting.
As R. R. Williams had sent in
his resignation it became necessary
for the meeting to recommend to
the state councilor some one to fill
the vacancy. Therefore an elec
tion of officers wae gone into and
the following were elected :
District deputy, W. B. Sprinkle,
Leicester; vice district deputy, C.
R, Sharp, Selica ; secretary, J. M.
Shook, Leicester; warden, G. K.
McGainn, Biltmore ; conductor, T.
L. Bramlett, Waynesville : outside
sentinel, C. F. Morris, Waynes
ville; inside sentinel, K. S. Whit
aker, lirevard; chaplain, H. F.
Those in attendance from Tran
sylvania were: W. E. Breese, jr.,
C. R. Sharp, J. N. Whitmire, K. S.
Whitaker and Mr. Shipman.
The nextdistiict meeting is to be
held with the Transylvania Council
of Brevard on the first Friday and
Saturday of October, li>17.
Business being finished, very in
teresting talks Were made on the
good of the Order by C. R. Sharp,
Transylvania Council: H. F. Sales,
Biltmore ; W, B. Sprinkle, Leices
ter ; Bull B. Hvatt, Waynesville,
and R. K. Evans, Leicester.
There being no further business
the meeting adjourned to meet on
the above date mentioned.
C. R. Sharp,
H. F. Sales,
Bull B. Hyatt,
Figures of Progress At
Lake Toxaway School
A summary of statistics showing the progress of the schools of
Transylvania county during the past decade under the snperintendency
of Prof. T. C. Hend»^rson makes a flattering showing The following
shows the progress made by the Lake To.xaway school. Hogback, No. 4:
OLD SCHOOL HOUSE
NEW SCHOOL HOUSE
School census Gli 74
Enrollment for the year 62
Average attendance 22 41
Number of teachers employed 1 2
Length of school term in days so 140
Patent desks in school building 0 69
Value of school property $:i50 $2350
The new school building has two cloak and lunch rooms, one library
room and one fuel room.
'■pyOU don't leave
your rii in the
middle of the
road and go to a fence-
post to read a sale bill
do you? Then don’t
expect the other fel
low to do tt.
Put in ad fn this piper.then.
regardlcM of the weather,
the fellow you want to
reach reads your announce*
ments while seated at hia
ir he is a prospective buyer
you'll have him at your sale.
One extra buyer often pays
the entire expense of the
ad. and it’s a poor ad that
won't pull that buyer.
An ad in this paper reaches
the people you are after.
Bills may be a necessity, but
the ad is the thintf that do.:s
Don't think of havlntf a
special sale without usintf
advertising space in this
at a sale often payf: the
entire expense of ^e ad.
Gc.t That Bayer
W. E. BREESE ELECTED
MAYOR OF BIEVMO
ORIGINAL TICKET WAS
Flies More Dangerous Than
an Invading Anny
NORTH BREVARD HiS
VERY QUIET ELECTION
The contest in Brevard’s muni
cipal election on Tuesday was in
striking contrast with the peace
and harmony on the other side of
the Creek. One democratic ticket
in North Brevard was elected with
out opposition, and the town oflfi
cials for the next two years are:
Fred Johnson, mayor; R. H. Zach
ary, C. C. Yongue, T. B. Crary,
MR. CHILDERS INJURED
J.|B. Childers, extra gang foreman
on the railroad, met with a serious--
accident on Friday by falling from
the erank car and striking his head
against a rail. While the injure
was serions, the latest reports of
his condition were favorable.
1)KIMHTM KXT SfTOltK .
FLIES KILL MORE THAN WAR!
Swatting the Fly ta the Big
Cun of Preparedness!
SWAT HIM J^OW!
The Erdvar ■ Betterment Asso:iation is
mobilizmj' local resources for a relentless
spring drive upon tMs common enemy of
Contest Was Interesting; One of
Hardest Fought Elections
in Town’s History.
Tuesday, May 8, while cold and
disagreeable with a belated winter
wind, was a warm day so fur
as the municipal cfmtest was
concerned. The contest began at
the time of the regular democratic
nomination and resulted in the
nomination of a demojratie-inde-
pendent ticket, and was carried on
through all the voting hours of
Tuesday. The independent-demo
cratic candidates did not fail to
make a fight and the intrenched
regulars held the line with tenacity,
both sides contributing their utmost
to make this election the warmest
and the most generally interesting
of all similar contests for many
years of the town’s history.
The result was the election of
the entire original ticket:
Mayor—VV. E. Breese.
Aldermen—J. A. Miller, jr., .1.
M. Kilpatrick, J. S. Bromfield, D.
G. Ward, T. L. Snelson.
F. E. Shatord was registrar and
W. S. Price, jr., and Chas. B. Deaver
were the judges of the election.
The voting for mayor was as
W. E. Breese
O. L. Jones 30
For aldermen the votes showed
J. M. Kilpatrick
A Miller, jr. 88
r. L. Snelson 8.'}
D G. Ward 8*.?
J. S. Bromlield 8(lf
M. Cooke, jr. 54
A. M. Verdery, jr. 67
F. D. Clement (>5
J. W. Burnett 71
B. W. Trantham 66
35 MAJORITY FOR
At the same time and place that
votes were polled for mayor and
aldermen of the town of Brevard
ballots were cast in a separate box
on the question of city-limit exten-
tion. The ballots read “For
Amendment” and“Against Amend
ment.” Of the first Hi votes were
polled, of the second 46, showing
A big majority of the citizens in
favor of extending the town limits
one fourth of a mile in every diroc-
rion except in the direction of
Herewith is rc|>roduccd a check
for $46a30 FOR TAXES paid by
W. H. Weston, a merchant, to the
town of Gallitzin, Pa.
It is a TYPICAL ILLUSTRATION
of what HOME MERCHANTS are
doing all over the country.
Every Home Merchant
HELPS HIS TOWN.
HELP THE HOME
TRADE WITH HIM
Statistics of Blindness.
The 12 countries having the fewes:
• tindness are as follows: Belgluir
'•efore the great war) had 43 blind
•-sonB to every 100,000 of the popula-
Canada. 44; Netherlands. 46:
-cony. 47; New Zealand, 47; weat-
1 Australia, 69; Hongkong. 61;
'issla. 62; Denmark, 62; Germany,
New SoQth Walea. CO, and the
alted States, 6S.
LOCAL RANK WIU
RECEIVE WAR LOANS
The Brevard Banking company
informs the News that it will re
ceive sabsoriptions to the §!200,0(X>,
000 wav loan and forward same to
rhe Fecieral Reserve bunk at Rich
mond -without cost to the snbscri-
Secretary of the Treasurer W.
G. McAdoo wires the local bank
rhat subscriptions will be received
until June 15 and requests an esti
mate as to the amount the bank be
lieves will be subscribed locally.
Details of the loan may be had b#-
applying at the bank.
Depaty CoUector E. Q. Merriok of
Greenville caught H. Fowler and
Cnrtis Burns in the act of distilling
in the Cedar Mountain section and
brought them to Brevard Tuesday
night. Appearing before United
States Commissioner A. E. Hamp
ton on Wednesday, Fowler was re
leased on a $300 bond and Barns
was committed to jail in defanlt of