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    MIRROR OF TRANSYL.VANIA COUNTY LIFE
New
(Name changed from Sylvan Valley News, January 1, 1917.)
VOLUME-XXTI
BREVARD, NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, MAY 18. 1917.
NUMBER-^0
3,000 GERMANS COMING
TOJAVIOSON RIVER
litverDinent Proposes to Establish Model Internment Gamp
For Bermans In Plsgah National Forest In Four Miles
of Brevard Pending War With Bermany.
The United States Rovernnient
has practically ilocided to use a
portion of its great forest area
known as the risgah National for
est, near Brovard, as a model prison
camp for about :{,000 interned Ger
mans.
About two weeks ago the govern,
ment decided upon Kanuga lake,
near Hendersonville, but when it
became known that the title to the
property was clouded the annual
lease rental of 5,000 was cancelled
and the government oflBcials visit
ed the Davidson River section for
th& second time and practically
decided upon the location of the
camp fo»* the (Germans near the
Yorng place about four miles from
Brevard and two miles from Pisgah
Forest.
When it was learned on last Fri
day that the camp would not be
located at Kanuga, on a hurry call
a number of the business and pro
fessional men of Brevard met in the
Brevard club room^ and decided to
send a delegation by automobile to
Hendersonville to meet the officials.
The men at the meeting unani-
monsly decided to extend a willing
and helping hand to the govern
ment and a welcome to the German
colony. The officials were conferred
with by the following committee on
Friday afternoon and night: C. B.
Deaver, W. E. Breese, li. H. Patton,
T. H. Shipman, C. M. Doyle, VV. H.
Allison and U. W. Clayton.
Arrangements were made to ac
company the officials to the David
son River property on Saturday
morning, when they were taken up
the river by D. L. English, J. A.
Miller and A H. King. They unof
ficially decided upon the location
of tho camp at the Young place and
on Monday Col. C. C. Hodges,
•nperintendent of the Transylvania
division of the Sothern railway,
was on the grounds with the men
with the view to locating a spur
track of about feet from the
DELAYS ARE DANGEROUS;
SWAT THE FLY TODAY!
Now Is The
time t') lt(‘-
.irin ti) swat
tbe lly—rifriit to
day. Doij't wait
until tomorrow.
Perhaps .vou've
n«>ti(‘ed on mild
aftoniooiis when
the sun is briirhr
tliat one two
buzzed thoir
deadly sonjj ahom yoiir cars. Tbey’rc
here. But flioro me only a few’ now.
Maybe there was only one in your
kome. But did you swat it?
Got out tho swattor that you usim]
last year and kill the flies before 4hoy
multiply. The Uy ia horn in tilth ajnl
live.s hi filtli. It can't be l)Ianicd. then,
because it  arrics a supply of bacteria
constantly.
Physician.*: say cverj’ fly that escaijcs
the swatter r.ow means several million
equally evasive 'jrerm carrying insects
in a month or so. To eliminate the
housefly effectively you must eliminate
it early in the .season, before it has
time to batch its e^rss. Get your
screens ready. Bar the fly from the
house. But if it slips by you—swat it.
♦ ♦
♦ SWAT THE FLY! ♦
♦ ♦
# One of the first guns of pre-
parednes^ lu tbe fly crusade is a
^ swatter.
4 Have you your fly swatter ♦
^ ready? If you haven’t one get
one.
If you have one don’t let that
deadly fly get away!
^ Smash him now!
^ Swat tbe fly!
♦ ♦
■sfy"
tracks of the Carr Lumber company.
The government proposes to build
houses for sheltering the Germans
and to enclose them in a stockade
so that their prosence or movements
will not be a menace. The site de
cided upon is in an isolated com
munity sparsely settled and within
the borders of the government’s
forest area.
When it was decided to locate
the Germans at Kanuga, Secretary
of Labor Wilson, of Washington,
gave out the following statement
as to the status of the Germans
and the governmont's purposes :
“With the ctmiing of warm
weath. r it w^as realizi'd that oppor
tunities should be provided that
would aflFord the individuals in
terned a chance to work and ob
tain recreation ; apparently they
would enjoy greater liberties than
are possible at the various immi
gration stations, where they are
now interned. This government
desires to treat interned persons
with the greatest courtesy and
make the conditions under which
they must live as pleasant as pos
sible.
“Consequently, I detailed Fred
erick C. Howe, commissioner of
immigration at the port of New
York, to select a suitable camp
site. He covered New^ England,
North Carolina and New York and
recommended the place which I
have selected.
“To this camp will be consigned
the 1,S00 officers and men from the
German interned ^hips who have
been temporarily held at Ellis
Island. Boston, Philadelphia and
New Orleans. In addition there
are api)roximately 1,200 individu
als who are being held at the im
migration stations who must be
cared for. There are alien ene
mies, alien neutrals and alien allies
who have come to this country
through the regular channels of
immigration, but are inadmissable
under our laws.
“In establishing these interned
persons in camps a policy of segre
gation will be pursued. Alien ene
mies will be separated into one
class ; alien neutrals and alien al
lies into a second class, and aliens
who have been found on examina
tion to be feeble minded, into a
third class. It will fall to the im
migration bureau to provide for
the internment of all alien enemies
whom it is not deemed necessary
to intern as military prisoners.
As a result alien enemies resident
in this country whom the depart
ment of justice deems advisable to
restrain, but against Avhom imme
diate prosecutions are not brought,
w’ill go into the camps established
j by. this department. To care for
] these several classes of individuals
will probably make additional
' camps necessary.
' “Under The Hague treaty this
! government is empowered to work
, the interned men, or to farm them
! out to individuals or corporations,
j When worked by the government
J they will receive the pay of sol
diers, and when farmed oat will be
remunerated at prevailing wage
rates. After making deduction for
their maintenance, the interned
men will be given at the time of
their discharge by the government
whatever sums they have earned.
“The men in the camp in North
Carolina will be used to caltivate
the tract, and will be farmed ont
for Inmbering and road bnilding.
In view of the necessity for guards
the two latter occupations appear
to be tbe only ones in which they
You Can Save Somebody’s
Darling, If—
. .u....••
You Will Screen the Baby!
SWAT THE FLY!
STARVE THE FLY!
Table Showing How Flies Multiply
Ksss.
.Tune 1—One fly lays 120
June 10—00 flies lay 7.2(K)
.lune 20—3.600 flies lay 432.000
June 30—2U>.000 flies lay 25.J)20.00i)
July 10^12.ntK).000 flies lay l.rc»,V_»00,000
July 20—777.600.0K) flies lay 03.312.000.(XH)
July 30—46,656.000,000 flies lay 5,.''t98,720,0X),0K)
Aug. 0-2,799.3«K).000.000 flies lay 3.'tt.923.20o!o0o!o00
Aug. 19—167,961,(KXl.OOO.OOO flics lay 20.1.'>.'>.302.0K).000,000
Aug. 29—10.077,6n6.000.(KX),000 flies lay 1.209,323,520.(KK).000,000
Sept. 8—604,6«il,7j0.000.000,000 tfies lay. .72.5r»9,411,200,000,000.000
Sept. 18—36.279,705,600.000,000,000 flies lay.. .4,353,504,672,000,000,000,000
Sept. 28—4,353,504,672.000.000,000,000 flies.
SWAT THE FLY!
STARVE THE FLY!
CATCH THE FLY!
Commencement Exercises
Of Breuard Institute
Brevard Institute is bringing another successful year to a close.
The commencement exercises are always looked forward to by local
friends and patrons with a great deal of interest. An interesting pro
gram has been prepared. It foliow^s:
Friday—H :00. An Evening With the Indians. By Primary Indians.
Saturday—i) ;00. Last chapel exercise.
Annual field day.
Girls’ basket ball.
Bovs’ tennis.
Admission 25c.
Pupils’ musi3 recital.
Scholastic procession.
Commencement sermon preached by Rev. R. M.
Courtney, pastor of West End Methodist church,
Winston-Salem.
Commencement concert.
Annual Inter-society debate.
Admission 25c.
Field day continued.
Girls’ tennis.
Boys’ basket ball.
Baseball.
Expression recital.
Reading of graduate essays and orations.
Annual meeting of alumni association.
(Graduation exercises. Address to graduates by
President S. B. Turrentine, D.D., of Greens
boro College for Women, Greensboro, N. C.
Award of diplomas and certificates, announcement of honors to in
dividuals, teams and societies
2:30.
Saturday—H :00.
Sunday—10 :30.
11:00.
Monday—3 :00.
8:00.
Tuesday—10:00.
2 ::K).
8:00.
Wednesday—11:00.
3 :00.
8 :00.
can be conveniently worked by pri
vate capital.
*‘Arrangements have been made
already with the department of
agriculture for the employment of
a number of men at road bnilding
on the Vanderbilt tract that ad
joins the camp which has been
taken over bv that department as
a forest preserve.”
Try a Diversified adv.
SERIES OF SERMONS
AT THE METHODIST CHURCH
The pastor. Rev. W. E. Poovey,
is preaching a series of sermons on
“The Plan of the Ages” at hi^
church on Sunday evenings. The
third in the series will be delivered
next Sunday night on **A New
Trend of Empire.”
Tho public is very cordially in
vited.
NEW CITY BOARD BREVARD BOOKLETS
OUTLINES POLICY
TO BE ONE OF ECONOMY
AND BUSINESS ACCURACY
Office of Town Clerk Created;
Messrs. Brooks, Kilpatrick
and Galloway Retained.
The newly elected board of alder
men met on Monday night and in
augurated a two-years term of town
government with the election of offi
cers, the appointment of commit
tees, and the outlining of plans and
policy. It was a full meeting of
the board and Mayor W’. E. Breese
presided.
The general policy of the board
in the administration of municipal
affairs is to be one of careful econ
omy and strict business accuracy.
In accordance with tho new state
law the financial business of the
town will be conducted with abso
lute fidelity to the rules and princi
ples that govern all successful en
terprises. To this end, the books
will be kept by a city clerk with
all the accuracy that is found
necessary in a bank. No one has
as yet been elected to this office.
J. A. Miller, jr., was elected
mayor protem and treasurer, and
D. G. Ward secretary of the board.
C. C. Kilpatrick will continue as
superintendent of public works.
Lem Brooks was re-elected chief of
police, and Welch Galloway was
retained as city attorney.
The board decided to carry the
Poe case in which a decision against
tho town was rendered in the last
Superior court, to the State Su
preme court.
The following committees were
appointed:
Water and Sewer : J. A. Miller, jr.,
J. M. Kilpatrick, D. G. Ward.
Street: J. S. Bromfield, T. L.
Snelson, J. A. Miller, jr.
Lights: T. L. Snelson, D. 0.
Ward, J. M. Kilpatrick.
Finance: D. G. W’ard, J. S. Brom
field, J. A. Miller, jr.
Sanitation: J. M. Kilpatrick, T,
L. Snelson, J. S. Bromfield.
Franchise: J. M. Kilpatrick, J. S.
Bromfield. D. G. Ward.
Police :J. A. Miller, jr., J. M.
Kilpatrick, T. L. Snelson.
Ordinances: D. G. Ward, J. A.
Miller, jr., J. S. Bromfield.
The retiring members are : (’. M.
Cooke, mayor; J. W’^. Duckworth
and A. M. Verdery.
COLORED ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATE
The colored Odd Fellows in con
nection with their branch order,
the Household of Ruth, celebrated
their anniversary on Sunday at the
colored Baptist church. The ad
dress of welcome w'as delivered by
Rev. D. C. Hall, and tbe annual
sermon w’as preached tjy the pastor.
Rev. C. F. Wbittenbnrg, of Spartan
burg. A collection tuken for the
benevelent purposes of the order
amounted to S3(>.r)3.
FIRES 00 Die DAMAGE
IN SURROUNDING FORESTS
Signs of a number of forest fires
have been sean latelj*. One rnged
near Quebec this week as a result
of w-hich W. B. Henderson lost
about one-third of his fence and L,
R. McCall lost considerable chest
nut wood. The foret^t fires are hard
to extinguish by reason of the dry
state of the w'oods.
MR. PLUMMER BUYS LOT
H. A. Plummer has bought from
Miss Delia Gash a lot on the corner
of Oaklawn and Probarte avenues,
opposite J. A. Miller’s residence.
The deed was negotiated through
the Brevard Realty and Insurance
company.
NOT TO BE PRINTED
ADVERTISING COMMITTEE
FOUND COLD RECEPTION
Individual Newspaper Advertis
ing Rather Than Booklets
to be Recommended.
It has been practically docided
that no booklets advertising Bre
vard and community will be print
ed this year.
The advertising committee v’lll
recommend to the board of gover
nors of the Brevard club that
through lack of funds and a proi>er
sj>irit of co-operation and helpful
ness from some of the boarding
houses and others who would be
directly benefitted, it will bo im
possible to execute the plans of the
committee, w^hich worked with the
view to publishing several thousand
booklets and following them up
with advertising in a number of
Southern newspapers.
The committee met w ith a com
mendable spirit of co-operation
from a few of those solicited for
aid in publishing the booklets but
others showed painful lack of inter
est in a matter in which the com
mittee felt they should be vitally
interested.
It is the sense of the committee
that there is ample time for the
coming season for individual
advertising on the part of those
who desire it and in view of the
fact that booklets will most likely
not be published, the committee
nrges that individuals do as much
individual advertising in tie way
of pamplets, newspaper advertising,
etc., as possible in order that this
section may not suffer through lack
of some form of publicity.
(Editor’s Note;—^The News has
written to a number of selective
newspapers throughout territory
from which this community
draws most of its tourists, asking
for information as to advertising
rates, and as this is received it
will be published in the News,
thus affording necessary infor
mation for those who desire to
do newspaper advertising.)
♦
STARVE THE FLY. ♦
The l-'cst method to prevent ♦
houseflies from breediiif; is to ♦
observe strict cleanliuoss in the ♦
homes .tiuI ou the streets. Tliis ❖
method was siu-cessfully carried ♦
out alo!,v: the rai;:ima canal in
tlie campui.;;ii :s.:;ainst mnlaria ♦
and yellow fever, which are -on- ♦
veyod from one por.soii lo aiiutb- 4*
er by mostjuitoes.
Don't give the deadly fly a *
chancc! ) ♦
Keep the home free of food for ♦
flics! ♦
starve hiui out! ♦
♦
^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
♦ji- **•
wat the fly
iarve the fly X
iay the fly
♦
4*
♦
4* ♦
Smite Him Hip and Thigh.
The bugle cali of Hy-
Is .sounding througit
the land.
Arousing all the peo
ple
To form a swatting
band—
To swat the pesky fly
at sight,
And swat him hip
and thigh.
Till not a single buz
zer
Is left to make a cry,
Becauj=e he carries death germs
From many, many ills
That itoi.sun food and people
And run up doctor’s bills.
The powers that be have saM
“Exterminate the fly.” ’
And typhoid, with the other 111%
Will bid the world goodby.
Try a Diversified adv.
    

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