BREVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1919.
THE FRAMQJN BOTE
“WILL OPERATE FOR SUMMER
Many Improvements to be Made ii^
Hotel and on the Grounds
Brevard citizens may well congrat-
themselves upon the purchase
the Hotel Franklin by the Messrs.
C. and H. W. Wooten of Hender
sonville, as it is now owned and will
be under the direct management of
gentlemen who have vast and varied
experience in this particular line of
endeavor; gentlemen who have suc
cessfully conducted the management
of both the Kentucky Home and the
Carolina Terrace at Hendersonville
during the past two seasons, they
having purchased the Carolina Ter
race last spring.
The new owners state that they
will only cater to the summer tour
ists and not conduct the hostelery as
an all-the-year-around hotel.
These gentlemen contemplate many
modern improvements, such as put
ting hot and cold running water and
new beds in every room and modern
accessories, such as electric dish
washers, etc in the kitchen. All of
these and many other improvements
in both the hotel and on the large
beautiful lawn surrounding, will be
made before it is opened for guests
The News heartily congratulates
the former owners, as well as the
realty firm of Messrs. Staton and
Rector, and our former fellow towns
man, W. P. Whitmire, of Henderson
ville, for their efforts in securing
purchasers for this valuable piece of
property who are both progressive
and aggressive, as we are now assur
ed that the popularity of Brevard as
a summer resort will be gjreatly in
creased and Brevard will be heralded
(and justly so) to the outside world
in such a manner as will draw hun
dreds of visitors here for their first
visit. And it would be well for our
own business men and capitalists to
commence building apartment houses
and summer homes to take care of
the hundreds of visitors in the future.
The fall meeting of the Convoca
tion of Waynesville was held at St.
Philips Episcopal church this week.
The opening session which was a busi
ness meeting took place Tuesday p. m.
Tuesday yvening addresses were de
livered Joy Archdeacon Griffith of
Asheville and Rev. Willis G. Clarke,
rector of Trinity church of Asheville.
The first speaker’s theme was “Spir
itual Awakening,** and Rev. Mr.
Clarke «^ve a vivid and inspiring
talk fll^Social Service.”
On Wednesday morning there was
a celebration of the Holy Communion,
and at ten o'clock the final business
session occurred. The evening ser
vice which marked the close of the
Convocation was given to the subject
•f “Cl)ristian Education” and special
attention was paid by the speaker to
the nation-wide educational campaign
now in progress.
^ DEATH OF MRS. YOUNG
Mm. R. T. Young died at her home
HI the Boilston section Sunday morn
ing at the age of seventy-nine years,
and was buried Wednesday at Mills
River Chapel. The funeral was con
ducted by Rev. A. J. Manley.
Mrs. Young had been a resident of
Boilston for many years and was
/highly esteemed by all who'knew
lier. She was an aunt of Poetmailw
W. If. Henry.
God-speed and all praise to those
progressive citizens who are striving
to give us the inestimable advantage
of another railway.
The “C. K. & W.” is dead, may
a better route arise ,Phoenix like,
from its ashes.
It is not necessary to write a long
argument in favor of this proposed
railway, practically a through route.
All can look and read what great
things our one little railway has done
for us, but now our great, progressive
county' and section is like a giant
trying to walk on one leg.
By all means give us another road.
It is a vital necessity. Our prosper
ity will not only be doubled; it will be
Lest we forget what great things
can be accomplished by imagination,
hope, faith, energy and push, it is in
place and instructive to refer to the
inception and beginning of our pres
ent road, which will be interesting
history, showing us how it was done,
what great things developed from a
very small beginning.
Before this road was made all can
remember that in winter we had an
ever present deep mud hole twenty
miles wide connecting us with Hen
dersonville. That Brevard and Tran
sylvania County were dead, no trade
or development from one year to an
One gloomy day the writer was sit
ting in Mr. W. B. Duckworth’s office,
in company with him and Mr. Nath.
McMinn—peace to be their ashes.
We three introduced and discussed
the time-worn subject of getting a
railrvad to Brevard, and decided that
we must have a railroad and that we
would “make a spoon or spoil a horn”
in trying again to interest the people
who seemed to. have lost hope.
It was decided to vote bonds for
sixty thousand dollars to bring the
road to Brevard and not require the
builders to take it to Estatoe Fo^d
for that sum as had been tried years
It was agreed that Mr. W. B. Duck
worth should go with the writer to
Hendersonville and interview her bus
iness men. This was done at once,
a long drive in a buggy, there one day
and all of the next day to return.
Mr. Jonathan Williams '‘was one of
the principal men interviewed.
The next step—a railroad meeting
was called. Mr. Williams came up
and made us a railroad speech. Only
a handful of progressive men attend
ed this meeting. The writer went to
Mr. Duge Hamlin's school and induc
ed him to come and act as chairman
of the meeting, which he did with
dignity and success.
Then a petition was started, re
questing our Commissioners to ^all
an election for railway bonds. A
great many became enthused in favor
of the road and a great many opposed
the movement, good citizens, who
could not see the advantage of a road
that stoppe^ at, Brevitd, and those
who could not see the many dollars
of gain for a few pennies of tax. The
whole uppei^end of the county was
practically gainst the road. Bonds
only carried by a hair's breadth, af
ter the most ^exciting and hardest
campaign evqpr waged in this county.
Many subscribed to a csampaign
fund. Mr. A. E. Boardman upon be
ing requested to subscribe, did so,
but lousiness was then so dead that he
.expressed the opinion that if we got
the roaS, it w^ould not make enough
to pay foisit’s grease.
, All now see what this road has
done for us amU believe that every
je atoss PRESBns
47 SERVICE BADGES FORM ORGANIZATION
At a meeting of the Red Cross held
in the U. D. C. Library on Monday
night, the service badges prescribed
by the Red Cross for those who had
given 400 hours, or over, of work
during the war period were present
ed, and business relative to the Red
Cross extending its home service to
civilian relief was discussed, this to
be acted upon definitely at a future
The following were presented with
ftervice badges according to the hours
800 and 800, or 1600 Hours *
Mrs. J. S. Silversteen, Mrs. Ed Pat
ton, Mrs. H. N. Carrier, Mrs. John
Smith, Miss Gertrude Zachary, Miss
Annia Gash,, Miss Delia Gash.
Mrs. Drysdale, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs.
Fred Millre, Mrs. T. L. Gash, Mrs.
W. W. Zachary, Mrs.* Camp, Mrs.
Thos. Shipman, Miss Elise Walker.
Mrs. Bailey, Mrs. Albert, Mrs. Hen
ning, Mrs. Plem Galloway, Mrs. 0.
Summey, Mrs. Macfie, Mrs. Witmer,
Mrs. Z. W. Nichols, Mrs. Welch Gal
loway, Mrs. H. M. L. Miller, Mrs.
Chas. Cooks, Mrs. W. H. Allison, Mrs.
Crary, Mrs. Hardin, Mrs. J. A. Mil
ler, Mrs. Lee Norton, Mrs. Salley
Zachary, Mrs. Geo. Marshall, Mrs.
Fitz. Taylor, Miss Mollie Hood, Miss
Effie Mulenex, Miss Boswell, Mjss
Julia Deaver, Miss E. Wallis, Miss
The following service badges were
also given to the men for 400 hours’
service and over:
W. E. Breese, R. H. Zachary,
Rev. W. E. ^oovey. Rev. J. C. Seagle,
G. E. Lathrop, H. N. Carrier, J. S.
There are a great many who have
done faithful work and really deserve
the badges; however, the rules pre
scribed that only those of 400 hours
and over have this token presented
men, if they could vote, and I wish
that they could.
Look at the map. The best route
and the one that I most earnestly ad
vise, is a road connecting with our
present voad at the Curved Trestle,
above Rosman .and running through
Maple Gap, the lowest gap in the Blue
Rdige. This would save the building
from Brevard to the trestle, twelve
and two tenths miles, then a short
line of forty miles would give us the
desired connection with Seneca, S.
C., and thereby almost a direct con
nection with Atlanta, Ga.
Of course it would be much better
if we could come from ^Asheville
through Sandy Bottom to Brevard,
Rosman and l^neca.
Do- not foi4ret that this proposed
Brevard-Seneca road would give us
practically a direct connection with
Atlanta. Coal and other northern
freight would have a road about one
hundred miles shorter than the steep,
dangerous Saluda route.
On the South Carolina side there
are now great quantities of timber
waiting for this road.
After all of the lumber and wood
is shipped from our county, we will
need something else, this something
else is crowds of tourists coming from
the south, direct to Brevard each sea-
Brevard's geographical position is
such that with this road she would
become the greatest tourist qenter
in Western North Carolina. Made
accessible by. good roads, her climate
and scenery would become an inval
uable and inexaostible asset.
The above route will give ua a real
man in onr eoimflr would votei bmidafsoirtlMra eaoMetum b«Mer4iuui
for another road,i and aH of the w<h
a connection with GreenviUe, though
The busineto men of Brevard met
at the Aethelwold last Thursday ev-
ening for the purpose of eating large
ly, speaking eloquently, applauding
sparingly, and planning wisely for
boosting beautiful Brevard.
Every business man in the town
was invited and there were no vacant
chairs around the banquet board.
W. E. Breese was master of cere
monies and called on several of the
gentlemen present to say something
about building a greater Brevard.
Enthusiastic talks were made by citi
zens of the town as well as visitors.
T. H. Shipman started the speech-
making with remarks surcharged with
dynamic optimism which reached the
climax in tlie ringing • words of
Messrs. Wilkins and Hopkins of Char
lotte who declared that nowhere in
the south could a more favord section
be found than Transylvania and that
this county could easily become the
favorite summer re^rt of the south
and the choice of those seeking ad-
vantagous fields for the investment
of capital. Both the gentlemen from
Charlotte agreed in their praise of the
progressive spirit of Brevard, and
strongly advocated an organized ef
fort on the part of those determined
to boost the town and county.
Never has so much optimistic be
lief in Brevard’s future been expres
sed as was felt by the company gath
ered in the Aethelwold last Thursday
evening, and it was decided to make
such occasions regular events in the
future. With this object in view pre
liminary steps were taken Thursday
night'to form an organization of the
business men of the town who will
undertake systematic Brevard Boost
LUNCH COUNTER AT FAIR
The Ladies' Missionary Society of
the Brevard Methodist Church will
sell lunch on the court house lawn
both days of the County Fair.
as soon as we get the Brevard-Seneca
road, we should then get an electric
road to Greenville, if a practical route
can be found and if the citizens of
Greenville will co-operate.
An electric road, I am told, is
cheaper to build but more expensive
The Brevard-Seneca road would be
the greatese thing that could happen
for both places, a steam road, bring
ing tourists to Brevard from Texas,
Louisiana, Mississippi,'Alabama, Geo
rgia, and South Carolina, and pulling
innumerable freight trains all of the
I appeal to the business men of
bur county to get busy at &nce and
discuss these matters, decide upon
the best courae to take, and get the
work under way. It is self-evident
that something must be done at once
if we are to properly develop our
resources and keep abreast of the
Our rich corporations, successful
business men and prosperous farm
ers could easily form a stock company
and bulM and own this road them
selves, or our rich county could easily
vote bonds. The citizens of Seneca
and Oconee County will doubtless
upon proper represeritation from us,
do their part in building this road.
In fact those owning thtf gjreat timber
interests along this proposed line
could even afford to build it them
Please remember that the Brevard-
Seneca road would be-^the greatest
thing possible for Brevard and Sen
eca, and I honestly believe Itot the
people- will see the matter as % do
mid birild ^CP<roa<L Let vm Imst
from all C, W.
The officers and executive com
mittee of the Transylvania County
Fair met in the court house Tuesday
night and appointed the following
committees to have charge of the dif
ferent departments of the^ Fair.
Horses^Fred Johnson, Jim Mills.
Cattle—W. H. Duckworth, R. R.
Hogs—R., H. Zachary, Charlie Al
Sheep—T. S. Wood, Eugene Alli
Poultry—W. E. Poovey.
Farm and Field Crops—Ralph Os
borne, W. H. Grogan, Sr.
Mrs. Z. W. Nichols,will have charge
of the ladies' department with the
Car.rod Fruits and Vegetables—
Mrs. l i ta Norton, Miss Sadie North,
Mrs. H. Duckworth.
Par.^ry Supplies—Mrs. Welch Gal
loway Irs. R. H. Zachary, Mrs. T.
/ Work—Mrs. C. M. Doyle,
'j. Erwin, Mrs. David Ward,
.'ic Relics—;Miss Annie Gash,
za Wallis, Miss Delia Gash.
Schcu! Committee—Miss Mary Jane
King, Mrs. Spurg. Hamlin, Miss Sal-
Athletic Committee—Henry Car
rier, J. W. Bennett, Fred Miller.
Another feature for the boys this
year is the beef cattle and dairy cat
tle judging contest to be held on the
evening of the first day of the fair.
Forty dollars worth of premiums are
offered in the two judging contests.
In order to promote the judging work
in the state this year the State De
partment of Agriculture is going to
send three boys to the international
live stock in Chicago this year to
represent the State. The State pays
all expenses for the trip. The three
best judges will be selected at the
county to go to the State fair in
Raleigh ^ compete for the trip to
Every boy in the county under 19
years old should take advantage of
this opportunity to win some money
and show his ability as a stock judge.
The exhibit of com this year prom
ises to be extra large. Six different
premiums are offered by the County
Fair for com. Over three hundred
dollars at the State Fair and at the
International Live Stock Show in
Chicago four thousond dollars are of
fered this fall. The best exhibits of
com will be sent to the State Fair
and the International show in Chi
i dURCH MUTANT;
THREE ELEMENTS OF POWER
Three clear and positive values we
have hope for from the new think
ing which the nation-wide campaign
will create. They will be a reflection
or by in our spiritual service of the
same three elements of power which
were so familiar in the months of
war when men and women gave them
selves to the service of the country.
It is -easy to realize what these
elements of power.Were. Let us re
member them and remembr that the
nation-wide campaign must give these
to the church by making ^eal today
that spiritual war to which the Son
of God goes forward.
1. A Quest of High Adventure.
First of all then, the thing that
laid hold of men in the spirit of war
was the feeling that they were caught
up into a cause that was greatly and
gloriously real. /
They: were part of a mighty im
pulse that was moving forward. They
were swept into a stream of superb
and thrilling energy, flowing forward
to a goal.
They went to training camps, as
shy and straggling individuals. They
found themselves presently a part of
a Sjquad of men with whom they be
gan to form friendships, in some cases
deepened later into a devoted com-
radship which was refined in the furn
ace of danger and death. They were
welded into a company, made i>art of
a brigade, and a division whose name
they began to be proud of, whose
espirit de corps they felt, whose hon
or was their honor.
They went across on transports
and landed in France. They merged
into an army that by troop trains,
and along the shell-torn roads, was
moving to the front. They met men
who had come out of the trenches,
and in those mud-stained figures they
began to see something of the grim
reality of war. They went into the
trenches themselves. They went over
the top. They faced death. They
saw their comrades die. Life, for
that time at least, had become a ser
ious and tremendous thing.
They had known what it was to be
come a part of something bigger and
finer than anything they had evep
shared before, and in the conscious
ness that they could go into this ter
rific testing, and go through it man
fully, there woke in them a self-re
spect and confidence which nothing
that ever expects to win their liv%s
hereafter, can afford to ignore.
P. E. C.
DEATH CLAIMS SON
E. C. Neill, Jr., the younger so i j
of Mr. and Mrs.' E. C. Neill, d'^'
Monday morning at 10 o'clock attvT
a shQrt illness. The dead boy was
about twelve years of age. He was in
the 5th gnrade in the city schools and
a regular attendant of the Baptist
The funeral was held in the Bap
tist church Tuesday afternoon by Rev.
C. E. Puett, and the remains were
laid to rest in the Davidson River
cemetery. The deceased is survived
by his parents, one sister and one
brother, in whose mourning a widej
circle of friends jpin ^d to whom
is extended the sympathy of the en
Anybody can see the silver lining
in the other fellow's cloud but it
takes a super-optimist to see bis own
SERMON TO J. O. U. A. M.
Rev. W. E. Poovey will preach a
special sermon to the Junior Order
Sv^y memee. ^-Tliisr* will-, sit
II in Q>eeiaf sedSlik.
!F I WERE A BAPnST
I should feel very proi^ of the
fact that I was to have the privilege
of helping to raise the mfgnificent
sum of Seventy-Five Millions for
Misnons, . ^
I should feel ashamed of the fact
that most of the Special Page'in the
last issue of the Brevard News, paid
for doubtless with a part of tins saiM
saered fund,, should have been prw-
tituted by the Associational Direcior
in a political harangue of diwgnsthig-
ly low order.
tomer is baying. iTie
buys a dive's irorth of sihrer
Will «f' goods