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BREVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28tli, 1919.
ENTHUIASTIG MASS MEETING
COMMITTEE IS APi OiNTED TO RAISE
FUNDS TO FINANCE A PRELIMINARY
U SURVEY OF THE ROUTE FROM BRE-
> VARD TO SOUTHERN CONNECTION.
At a largely attended meeting of
enthusiastic railroad boosters, held in
Transylvania county last Saturday,
the proposed railroad from Brevard to
Seneca, S. C. was enthusiastically en
dorsed and a committee composed of
leading business men of several coun
ties affected by the road was appoint
ed to secure funds for a preliminary
survey of the three routes proposed
and report back to another mass meet
ing to be called at some time when the
survey has been completed.
Representative business men from
Seneca, Pickens, Greenville and Oco
nee counties, in South Carolina, as
well as several hundred residents and
business men of Transylvania county
were present at the meeting here to
day and the announcement that
Philadelphia capitalists have already
endorsed the proposed railroad and
were ready to join in financing its
building, provided a survey by a repu
table engineer disclosed a practical
route, aroused great enthusiasm.
All the business housese in the town
were closed while the meeting was in
progress and the court room was
crowded to its capacity by enthusi
astic railroad boosters when the hour
for the mass meeting arrived. The
interest shown in the project was
much greater than expected by those
who have had the matter of calling
the meeting in hand.
J. M. Hamlin, one of the best known
residents of Transylvania county, was
selected as presiding officer. By a
strange coincidence Mr. Hamlin serv
ed in this capacity at a mass meeting
in Brevard about 30 years ago, when
plans were put on foot to extend the
present railway from Hendersonville
to Brevard, and in his opening re
marks he called attention to this fact,
mentioning a number of incidents con
nccted with that historic meeting.
Brief talks were made by many of
the delegates present from the South
Carolina counties, as well as those liv
ing in this county, and it soon devel
oped that there will be great rivalry
between Gi*eenville, Pickens and Oco
nee countii^ when the selection of a
route conic-V tip for settlement, for
each of the fthrt e routes proposed will
receive the backing of one of these
counties. Friends of each of the 3
routes prof^osed pointed out the ad-
vantaies o^ che one favored by the
speak r, 1 sentiment of the meet
ing gt-ncraliy was for something de
finite in the matter of getting some
route established and the work of
grading started and so the matter of
the ultimate route will be left largely
with the engineers who will investi
gate each o fth three under consider
ation and will probably recommend
some one of the three proposed.
The joint committee appointed to
secure funds for the preliminary sur
vey of the three routes is composed of
L. B. Houston and J. N. Cleveland,
representing Greenville county; J*-
Carey and Samuel Craig, represen
ing Fickens county; Styles Hugh'
and Dr. J ,S. Stribbling, rep?esent|
Ocorx:.* county and E. Ereese^
B. Deaver, Dr. C. W. Hunt, R.
Fisher, J. H. Pickelsimer, J. W
nett and T. S. Wood, represent
This committee will begin wo:
•nee in raising funds to defra:
expenses of the survey, and will at
once make arrangements with som^
engineering firm to make the survey.
As soon as this survey is completed
this committee will report to the
chairman of the meeting when an
other mass meeting will be called to
meet here for the purpose of tak
ing action on the report of the engi
The plan under consideration for
financing the building of the road is
to secure the co-operation of foreign
THE NATION WIDE
THE BATTLE CRY
Can you do less for God, than you
haTe done for your Country? .
That is the battle cry of the Nation
Wide Campaign. That is the chal
lenge of the Church today and the
program of this campaign is, To bring
the whole power of the Church to
bear upon the Church's whole talk.
Let us see then, what is the whole
power of the Church. Of course the
whole power of thq Church comes
from above but it must be administer
ed and carried out by human hands.
We have then, as the human agencies
of the Church, our Bishops and other
clergy and more than a million men
and women communicants of this
Church in this land of ours. Well,
what kind of men and women are
these million? Look around ^nd see!
Look first into business and into the
professions and you will find the men
of our branch of the'church right^up
THE PRAYQt CORNER
A NOBLE APPEAL
General Smut, British member of the
League of Nations Commission.
Johnnesburg, South Africa.
capitalists, who will be asked to take
charge of the proposition, and each | jj, the forefront among the doctoca
of the counties through which the and the lawyers and the teachers. W*
road will pass will be asked to vote
bonds for the purpose of carrying the
project to a successful conclusion, the
counties to be issued stock in the cor
poration for the bond money used in
Such a plan was used in the con
struction of the road from Hender
sonville to Brevard and from Brevard
to Lake Toxaway, and Transylvania
county still owns a large interest in
this road, from which it derives large
revenues through the lease of the line
to the Southern Railway company.
There appears to be a strong senti
ment in each of the counties affected
by the proposed route for the bond
issue, and it is thought little opposi
tion will be offered when the bond
elections are called.
In the event the road is built it will
open up larft'e areas of virgin timber
lands and will make thousands of
acres of fertile farm lands accessible
to the markets of this state and South
Carolina. If it should appear that an
electric line is more practical than
steam, thousands of horsepower of
electric current can * be generated
along the route.
Interest in the proposition is now
at fever heat, and the work incident
to the preliminary survey will be
rushed with all speed in order that
the final selection of a route may be
made and bond elections called before
the interest loses any of its force.
Among the prominent speakers
were Mayor Thos. H. Galloway, J. M.
Hamlin, Rev. J. C. Seagle, Hon. W. E.
Breese, C. B. Deaver, Atty. Charlie
Cooke, J. N. Cleveland of Manitto,
Greenville county, S. C. S. -Hughes,
Dr. J. D. Grifiin, Mr. Hopkins of Oco
nee County, S. C. Mr. J. M. Hamlin
was made permanent chairman and I
W. A. Band, secrtary.
find them among the leaders in the
ranks of the merchants and of the
bankers. We find them among the
leaders of our army and our navy.
We need take no back seat to any
other body of men in this country
when it comes to carrying out out
duty as citizens but what about car
rying our our duty as churchmen?
We sing, “Like a mighty army
moves the Church of God,” I wonder
if we believe it. We cannot believe
it unless we visualize a mighty army
as a gallant band of leaders marching
with somewhat halting step, not at the
head of serried ranks of privates but
at the head of a few faithful follow
ers, hardly knowing what their duty
is and knowing less about how to do
it. That seems to me to be the kind
of a mighty army our Church has
been heretofore. We have had our
little skirmishes here and there, in
parish over here or in that diocese
over there but no w^ was ever won
with a plan of campaign like that. No
war was ever won without an army
trained and disciplined and above all
things, stirred to its heart by a com
mon resolve to win a common objec
tive and that is what this Church has
lacked until today. Shall she continue
to lack it?. That is the question.
LEWIS B. FRANKLIN.
‘GET TO GETHER MEETING”
The Episcopal church will hold a
“Get to Gether Meeting” next Mon
day evening in the tea room next to
the post office. All members of the
Episcopal church are requested to
attend. Where there is only one
of the family a member, this one
, member is requested to bring the re- , reflected radience of Thy lov-
mainder of the family to th= meet-! ki„d„ess, like the moon light
mg. Refreshments will be served
and some good talks will be made by !
“I am told that the league is in
danger in the American senate. I
can scarcely believe it. But if so,
may I send a message from South
Africa to America?
“My people are a small people;
my voice in their behalf is weak.
But the greatest leaders in America
before now have listened to me.
“I trust my appeal will not be re
sented. I appeal to America not blast
the hopes of the world. America has
established a great record in the war.
She has shown herself capable of the
highest altruism. When humaa free
dom was endangered and appealing
hands were stretched, out, America
rose to the height of her great oppor
tunity, shamed the cjmics who believ
ed she was merely bent on money
making and rushed wholeheartedly to
the rescue of those great human
ideals for which her allies were fight
ing. Her great act of unselfishness
and moral idealism in the most criti
cal stage of the war saved world de
“To-day the world is no less en
dangered; the machinery of the
league is wanted to save civilization
from dissolving into fragments, from
falling into decay. It alone can save
Faith of Nations.
“No nation put more faith, more ef
fort into the construction of the lea
gue than America. It now only re
mains to ratify and pass the covenant.
Other nations have approved of it.
Even distant Asia is represented; Ja
pan has given her approval, while
America alone hesitates and falters.
“Will the great leaders now lag be
hind the ranks? I cannot believe it.
I cannot believe that America will,
after all, block the way; that the pure
ly American viewpoint will be allowed
to override the wider interests and
necessities of our own civilization in
the greatest crisis in history.
“America has proven true to the
best ideals of free and peaceul gov
ernment, and can only be true to her
self by remaining true to these ideals
as embodied in a league for the whole
human race. It is the power of
America to life the heavy weight of-
despair which today is bearing down
Christendom. W'e all pray her to do
so. We pray her to sign the great
covenant and complete the work for
humanity which she so unselfishly set
out in w^r to do.” ' '
“O Thou great Father of us all.
Thou art the only true father, and all
the tender beauty of our human loves
MERCHANTS CLOSE THEIR
DOORS AND TURN OUT
TO MEETING EN
(Special to The Citizen)
BREVARD, Nov. 22—All business
houses were closed here today and the
citizenship turned out practically 100
per cent strong to attend a mass meet
ing held at the courthouse in the in
terest of a proposed railway from
Knoxville, via Canton, West Asheville
Brevard, Pickens or to Greenville or
' The people of this section are very
anxious to have additional railroad
facilities and are ready to do most any
thing ir order to relieve the unhandy
and cuii. jerson way of getting here
and th' :”gh this section.
J. M. amlin, chairman of the first
meetin; ver held here in regard to
bringir he present spur of the
Southc ■ to this point, presided over
the mf ;neeting this afternoon.
Amon;^ ..le large numbers speaking
J. M. Hamlin, The Honorable T. H.
Galloway, Rev. Seagle, Chas. .Cooke,
W. E. Breese, C. B. Deaver, Ralph
Fisher, Wm. A. Band, R. H. Zachary
of Transylvania County.
The Hon. J. L. Lawery, mayor of
Seneca, Dr. J. S. Stribling, J. E. Hop
kins, Styles Hughes from Oconee
County and J. Norwood Cleveland of
Greenville, S. C.
The railroad project into Transyl
vania is backed by a Philadelphia
fiancier, who wants a preliminary
survey made and complete informa
tion compiled. A joint committee from
the four counties, Transylvania,
Greenville, Oconee and Pickens, was
appointed and will raise funds to
make the survey and ascertain the
most feasible of the routes proposed.
Construction of a road from Ros-
man, a junction on the Southern, to
Senneca or Pickens, a distance of
from 21 to 25 miles, is first sought as
that will connect the two main rail
roads and provide immediate relief to
some extent. —Asheville Citizen.
A NATKW-WIDE BET
TER SIRE CAMPAIGN
A nation-wide better sire campaign
is being launched all over the United
States. The better sire campaign for
North Carolina is from Dec. 1st to
Jan. 1st. The object of this campaign
j is to improve every kind of livestock
on the farm by using better sires, in
cluding the horse, hog, sheep, beef and
dairy cattle and poultry. If you are
not using a pure bred sire on your
farm now is the time to sell the scrub
and get a pure bred sire. Better sires
will make bigger profits
A marked improvement .has been
made in both the cattle and hogs of
Transylvania county during the past
two years in quality and quantity.
A(?cording to the tax list of the county
there are seventeen hundred and
seventy more in Transylvania than
there was two years ago and the ma
jority of this increase are registered
hogs. Over one hundred herds of re
gistered hogs have been started by
the farmers during the past two
years. The county is not only rais
ing its own meat but is shipping out
hogs in car lots.
A notable increase has also been
made in cattle. Two years ago there
were thirteen head of reg^istered cat
tle in the county and today there are
seventy five head of registered cattle
with twelve new herds started.
The poultry industry in the county
should be iniproved as the county doe>
not raise enough for home consump
tion. Poultry is one of the most pro-
fitabkf money crops on any farm and
dPi'ing the summer months Brevard
is one of the best poultry markets
to be found.
Why not make tobacco a money
crop for Transylvania county. I am
told that it was once raised exten
sively in the county and a number of
small patches is novv' raised. Tobacco
is averaging now for the States of
North Carolina three to four hundred
dollars per acre and is bringing on
the average of sixty-five to seventy
cents per pound. '
R. E. LAWRENCE, Co. Agent
VICTORY LIBERTY LOAN
(The following ar.icle has been re
ceived from the Fe<^al Reserve Bank
ROSMAN TO SENECA IS BEST
Thou art ever pouring out Thy Jife
i;: sjacrificial father love, may we ac-
I cep. the eternal law of the Cross, and
give o'.:rselves to Thee, and to all
men. - W'’ praise Thee for Jesus
I have read in your paper about the Christ whc' ^ life has revealed to us
proposed road from Rosman to Sene- | this faith ^..id law and we rejoice ^hat
ca; also about the line by Jone’s Gap j He become the first born among
to Greenville. But knowing the coun- many brethren.
try as I do I think the line by Rosman 1 Grant that in us too, the faith in
to Seneca, thru Maple Gap, is the one | Thy fatherhood may shine through
to build. Something like 80 years all our life with such persuasive beau-
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ago my father and I made a trip over ty that some who still creep in the
this same route and he made the re- dusk of fear may stand erect as free
mark that it was tho easiest way to sons of God, and* that others who now
get to South Carolina. j through unbelief, are living as or-
If we all puli togi^ther I am sure j phans in, an empty world, may stretch
I will live to get some of the benefits ' out their hands to the great Father
of this new road. Now is our chance, | of their spirits and find Thee near,
so let's build the road. j In Christ’s name w^e ask it. Amen.
J. E. DUCKWORTH. C. D. C.
Superior Court convened last Mon
day with Judge J. L. Webb, of Shelby,
A number of minor cases have been !
called and disposed of. The Owen’s
murder case was called last Tuesday
but owing to the fact that the prelim
inary tri&l was hold here last Septem
ber it was order by the court that the
sheriff to summons a special venire
of two hundred freeholders of thc>
county to c^-'^ar next Monday a
which time twelve jurors will h
drawn from the special venire
and the case will be taken up again.
‘UNCLE” J. D. GALLOWAY
MEETS WITH ACCIDENT
A serious, if not a fatal accident
occured last Tuesday when Mr. J.
B. Galloway, eighty one years of age,
was struck by a freight train at Ros
man. From the information gathered
reg^ardjng the accident it appears
that Mr. Galloway was walking on the
railroad and became confused when
he heard the whistle and saw the ap
proach of the train.
Dr. E. S. English, of Rosman, was
called and responded immediately. It
was his opinion that owing to Mr.
Galloway’s advanced age,^ that the ac
cident would prove fatal. Mr. Gal-
low^ay is an uncle of Messrs Tom and
Welch Galloway of Brevard. |
A very much enjoyable occassion
was the surprise party given a tthe
home of Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Allison
Monday night in honor of Mr. Alli
son’s forty-sixt birthday. Owing to
the fact that the party was a surprise
to Mr. Allison only a limited num
ber of his friends were invited. Af
ter cirgars and cigeretts had been
passed around punch was served by
Mrs. Allison, music, both instrimen-
tal and vocal, was furnished by Miss
Trrne Duckworth and Miss Marion
; ^Irs. Allison was assisted in
• ■ ; a.id serving the guest by her
'■i;hicr, ri'lss Gertrude, Miss Irene
J v : aivi Miss Marion Younge.
Mr. Allison had as his guests the
B. W. Trantham, J. M. Allison, W.
H. Duckworth, M. Robinson, D. E.
Kilpatrick, W. B. Du^worth, Fred
Shuford, Fred Johnson, J. H. Pickel
simer, C. C. Younge, V«T. A. Band, C.
S. Osborne, Ed. Mackey, Ralph R.
Fisher, Frank Duckworth, and C. B.
They all agreed that no better time
was ever had and they all wish for
Mr. Allison many more similar oc
A meeting of the r< tr proposed
new railroad committee which was
appointed last Saturday at the' masa'
meeting has been called to meet is
Mayor Galloway’s office at 1:30 p.
Friday, Nov. 28. ^ ^