TIm AIm it FrMiloMM
EXPONENT OF TRAN-
BREVARD, N. C.
FRIDAY, MAY 6th, 1921
PEOPLE ARE itSKED
TO MEET FOR WORK
AT D. R. CBHETERY.
CluMren, Parents, RelatiTes, Deft.
Cendant* Invited to Take Part
. In Cleaning Up Grounds
On May 20tk.
INTERESTING HISTORY GIVEN
ABOUT THE OLD BURIAL PLACE
Come, all ye people, come! child
ren, parents, relatives, descendants,
Let us come together this month of
May and DO something about our
fathers’ resting place on the hill tops.
There Benjamin DavidsOn and Thom
as Patton laid out land for a burying
ground over 100 years ago. Thomas
Patton’s body was laid there on his
side of the dividing line in 1808, and
now six generations of his descend
ants lie around him. Benjamin Dav
idson was buried on his side of the
line in 1827, and while fewer of his
descendants are l>uried there and'few-
er are left in tlie county, surely there
is a remnant, knowing enough about
the graves to at least locate and mark
This, the -oldest cemetery in the
county and probably the largest, ha*
been known as Davidson River and
has been thought of as belonging to
Davidson River Church. But
it has never been limited to any
one conpregation or denomination.
So would it not be more truthful and
just to call it Ijy the combined name
of the two original donors, Davidson.
Patton? The original plot of land
is nearly filled up, contains probably
1000 graves, more than one third of
which are unmarked and most of
these unknown, save to a very few
survivors. Among the old names
are Allisons, Claytons, Davises, Dav-
’dpons, Gulicks, Lydays, Mackeys,
Orr?, Pattons, and Wilsons. Here
lies Lambert Clayton, “who served
his country throughout the Revolu
tion.” Does any other stone in the
county give as much Revolutionary
history? Probably Benjamin David
son and Thomas Patton also served
in the War for Independence. The
local chapter of the Daughters of
the American Revolution are trying
to find the proofs and if successful
will do their best to obtain govern
ment markers therefor. Abraham
Lyday was an officer in the Britisli
Four Confederate Captains are bur
ied here, Deaver, IMills, Neill, and
Young, one of them in an un-named
grave» and some twenty other Confed
erate Soldiers, tw© laid to rest with
in the past month. So the Daughters
of the Confederacy and Sons of Vet
erans have much here .-to do, and oth
er patriotic and benevolent organiza
tions should likewise be interested.
The colored people recently bo^jght
the land at the nortli end extending
to the road, but there is land for sale
On the east side, the only side not now
hounded by a road, and the owner
agrees to give enough land for half
The State laws make it possible to
of public cemeteries in
^ r Board of Trustees or
Eoard, and the County
oners agree to put a
: iiround the Cemetery. So,
considering all these things, shall we
not rally together with a five fold
1. To locate, name and mark as
many of the graves as possible.
2. To clean off the grounds and see
what land is left and how that should
3. To purchase some land, locate
a motor road all around and a walk
through the cemetery.
4. To elect or appoint a board of
trustees to receive money for land
and improvements and have charge of
5. To plan for (after the road and
a, the building of a fence, and re
taining wall where necessary,
b, the erection of a shelter, for
rest and time of storm.
c, the ultimate employment of a
Numerous families who have moved
away have loved ones buried here and
they would probably help with im
provements if they knew such were
Let us oome together on the 20th
of May (-ivork at Oak Grove on the
TUESDAY, MAY 10, WILL BE
CLEAN UP DAY AT OA|C
Next Tuesday, May 10, Mem.
orial Day, v/ill be observed as
usual as a clean up day* at Oak
All persons in any way inter
ested in the cemetery are re
quested to be oh hand that day
to help in the work of beauti
fying the grounds and fixing up
It is requested that each one
bring hoe, or mattock, or other
tool, and that each family bring
a dinner basket. The tedium
of work will be relieved at the
noon hour with a picnic spread
on the grounds.
For many years it has l»een
castomary to observe Memorial
day in this way. Many famil
ies in Brevard, as vrell as xn ihc
neighboring country, have relat.
hres laid to rest at Oak Grove.
M. J. Orr, superintendent of
'Oak Grove Sunday School, wh®
Tias always been interested in
this work, brought in this ann
ouncement to be published ia
M!SE FUNDS FOR
’Entertainment to be Gxvea On Friday
Night H. S. Anditorium to
Aid Fa'mine Victims.
An entertainment will be given at
the High School Auditoritini »on Fri
day night. May 8, the proceeds of
Avhich will go to the Chinese Famine
Relief Fund. The program will be
gin at 8:15.
The entertainment is gixien under
^he auspices of the Brevard Better
ment Association, the . Fnrtnightly
Club, the Wednesday Book Club, the
Mathatasian Club, the Music Club,
and the Brevard Men’s Clul), and the
the following program is expected:
Needs of China, by Rerv. J. R. Hay.
Prayer for Chiim, by 3lev. J. C.
Chorus by Brevard Hi^ School.
If I v/ere a Boy — a Girl, duet by
Eillie Cooke and Mollie Snelson.
Piano Trio, Mrs. Erwin, Rebekah
Blythe, Alvi^ Moore.
Rheumatiz, by number »f boys and
'Recitation, by Bessie Kng.
Male Quartette, from Men’s Club.
Violin Solo, by Miss NeU ISelton.
Reading, by Mrs. J, S. Silversteen.
Springtime, a duet by the Misses
•Quartette, worn Men’s Chib.
Solo, by Mrs. White.
Wandering Home, Institarte.
Children’s Christmas Toy Symphony,
Institute, by request.
^ypsy Drill, Institute.
Gaod Night, duett by the Misses
Whole Democratic Ticket fehr Town
Officials Wins — 197 Votes
Are Cast — Mitchell Gets
195 For Mayor.
NEW an FATHERS
RETAl TBE CLERK
AND SmEEf SDPT.
TWO OTHER TICKETS PUT UP
ro BREAK THE SOLID RANKS.
The municipal ticket nominated at
the Democratic convention held April
22 was elected on Tuesday, May 3, by
a safe majority. This ticket was:
Mayor, T. M. Mitchell; Aldermen,
H. R. Walker, A. N. Jenkins, R. H.
Zachary, E. W. Blythe, W, S. Ash-
Two other tickets were introduced
into the election at the eleventh hour.
Each was called a citizens ticket, and
each was of a mixed variety, contain,
ing the name of Mitchell for mayor
and some of the nominated aldermen,
but with substitutions for others.
' Neither of these so-called citizens
tickets was 'nominated at any public
meeting of citizens. The tickets
wore printed out of to^ and put in
to circulation on the morning of the
One of these tickets was as foll(^s
For mayor, T. M. Mitchell; fo|‘7aI-
dermen, A. N. Jcn'kins, H. R. Wal
ker, O. H. Orr, B. 3, Sitton.
The other reafl thus: For Mayor,
T. M. Mitchell; for aldermen, A. X.
Jenkins, H. R. ’Walker, W. S. Ash-
wori-h, O. H. Orr, B. J. Sitton.
The origin of these nominalions
was abscure. In regard to the candi
dacy of O, H. ©rr, a representative
of the News was informed by Mr.
Orr that he lad given no authority
for his name appearing on the ticket.
The total vote cast was 197 — 110
men and '87 "women.
The balloting was as follows:'
Mitchell, 195; Walker, 191; Jen
kins, 182; Zacliary, 164; Blythe, 159;
Ashworlh, 1B7-; Sitton, 54; Orr, 50;
a few scattering votes.
Mes.^rs. Lathrop and Crary Re-elected
Unanimously Ey New Board of
Aldermen at MeRiricgr On
a p a. aHMnoa-’ii
MAYOR MITCHELL APPOINTS
MEMBERS OF SIX COMMITTEES.
G. E. Lathrop was re-elected city |
clerk and financial officer and T. B. ^
Crary was re-elected' superintendent ;
of street and water departments at;
a meeting of the recently elected
board of aldermen on Wednesday j
night. Both these elections were i
without dissenting vote. I
The meeting was a continuation of j
the regular May meeting held by the :
retiring board on Monday night and
recessed for the purpose of organiz
ing the new administration.
All the newly elected aldermen ex
cept W. S. Ashworth, who was out of
town, were present.
The retiring mayor, T. H. Galloway,
administered the oath of office to the
incomirig mayor,T. M. Mitchell, who
in turn swore in the aldermen pres-
MayoT !®itchell appointed the fol-
iov.ins? aiciiBrmen on various commit-
Finaneit: W. S. Ashworth, H. R.
Walker, E. W. Blythe.
Street; R. H. Zachary, A. N. Jen
kins, E. W. Biythe.
Water and Sewer: R. H. Zachary,
H. li. Waiker, A. N. Jenkins.
Sanitation: H. R. Walker, A.
N. Jenkins, W. S. Ashworth.
Francliise: W. S. Ashworth, R. H.
Zachary, H. R. Walker.
Light: R. H. Zachary, E. W. Blj^lie,
W, S. A^worth. *
Other appointments and election of
chief of police, health officer, and
city attorney were deferred uivtij a
ROSMAN PEOPLE ELECT
BOARD OF ALDERMEN; RE
ELECT HOGSED MAYOR:
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On the same day this week
Erevard citizens were choos
thoir city officials, the town
of' Itosman held an election,
wii’i Jie following res'ult:
P. -^VdP re-elected
v/* ; w. lii. Vf hico, jL* A. Glaz.
ener and F»J. Whitmire were
An opposition ticket was in
the field as follows:
For mayor: B. C. Batson. For
aldermen: D. L. Glazener, Ern
est Paxton, and B. B. White.
A total of 146 votes was cast.
W. P. Hogsed for mayor re
ceived a majority over his op
ponent, B. C. Batson, of 23
The majorities of the alder
men were: J. E.White, 44; E.
A. Glazener, 43; F. J. Whitmire,
These results were telephoned
from Rosman to The News office
'IS aOTO PACK
B . a s. AUBITORiOM
People of Community Attend All 4
Exei'cises Last Woe!.* — Sitting
Jf.on:n All Taken Stand
ing Space Crowded.
BY PUPILS OF ALL GRADES.
T«iaporary Organization Is Effected
and Second Meeting is Set
Saturday, May 21.
BAPTISTS CLEAN UP-:
U. D. C. ATINIVERSARY MEET
ING WITH MRS. SHIPMAN
The Transylvania Chapter of the
United Daughters of the Confederacy
will hold the anniversary mefeting at
I the home of Mrs. T. H. Shipman next
Saturday afternoon at the usual hour.
Five crosses (Of honor will be pre
sented to veterans or their descend
The members of the Baptist Church
met Tuesday at the church for a!®
ger.eral clean up day. This work
was in the hands of the ladles, but
the men were invited to a dinner
on the grounds.
NEW CHURCH ROOF,
BARBER SHOP STARTED:
A new shingle roof has been put on
the Prosbyterian Church. The work
was tl’OTie under the direction x)f J.
The new barber shop of Jason
Huggins and W. O’ K. King is being
operated at J. P. Dcaver’s store until
the basement rooms under Plummer
and. Tranthaat’s store are ready for
NEXT CLUB MEETINGt
A fevv of our leading farmers met
with Hr. Wyatt on Monday and heai'd
the Farm Bureau movement discus-
;;ed. We had a very interesting meet
ing, and it was decided to form a
temporary organization and appoint
an Organization Committee, draw up
some suggested constitution and By-
Laws by which the organization will
be governed. It was decided to call
the next meeting for Saturday, May
21st, at which time Mr. James M.
Gray, State Secretary, will be with
us to further explain the workings
of the Organization tb tho^e who did
not hear Mr. Wyatt. The meeting
will be at 2:30 P. M.
Forty two states lllive already fal
len in line. Among these is North
Carolina, so we want Transylvania
County to organize permanently at
an early date, so as to be in shape to
look after the marketing situation by
the time another crop is made.
Think the matter over and come to
the meeting prepared to express
Yours for service, J. W. LINDLEY,
MISS GARREN ENTERTAINS.
I Miss Myrtle Garren entertained a
' of young people at her home on
I Cascade Street Tuesday night in
; honor of ?/Iiss Della Candler and
Fulton Galloway, who were about to
leave Brevard. Other guests were:
Misses Louise Townsend, Reba
AchAvorth, Venoie Ashworth, Gertrude
Allison, If-siy Crary; Messrs. Jason
Oi'r, Gcoic^e Snelson, - Foy Sitton,
‘ Clici^tGr Fcnv/lcke, L. D. . Martin,
! K?rry Siler.
! Eefreshments wore served, games
were played, piano music was ren-
, by Masses Reba Ashworth and
j Della Candler, and a very pleasant
, roe'al evening "was enjoyed.
I 10th). This is a State Holiday, so
i let us bring our dinners and stay all
! day, let us work and plan, and And
I out v;hat we can, and then come back
j on the 30th of May National* Decor
ation Day and finish up with flov/ers
Come one, come all, if you cannot
come send a hand or a hoe, send a
flag or a flower, send a snack or a
coin, send information or advice.
Come, bring all these things, and
bring some one else who can hring
one or several or all these things!
ANNIE JEAN GASH, JULIA DEA
VER, JANE D. PATTON, Several
v/ho are interested.
WORK ON SIDEWALK:
Reuben Ballard has been busy
lately making improvements on a
I p^rt of the .sidewalk on Oak Lawn
j Avenue. This Vv^ork consisted in
i removing the bricks, grading down
I tho v/allc, and replacing the bricks,
' and v/ill result, it is thought, in sav-
, ing the ^ash from the wall of the
The Brevard club will hold the re-
grular monthly meeting on Tuesday
night. May 10. Refreshments will
be served. Several important com
mittees will report. Members are
urged to attend.
A. F. MITCHELL RE-ELECTED
•A. F. Mitchell was re-elected county
superintendent of schools at the re
cent meeting of the county board cf
education. Mr. Mitchell will enter
on his third term with jhe beginning
of ihe scholastic year, July 1.
BUILDS COBBL^TONE WALLS:
Cobblestone walls are becoming
popular in North Brevard. Not very
Icnfi* ago S. F. Allison h^d his yard
enclosed by such a wall. More re
cently W. B. P. Wright, the stone
mason, has been at \yOY'\ with a force
of men laying walls at the top of
Gallamore Kill for C. C. Yongue.
These walls partly en'jiose the grounds
occupied by Mr. Yongue’s residence
and the house oppofite, in which Ilay-
v./ood Mackey’s family lives. Still
other cobblestone walls will be
built in the same vicinity for Mrs.
Fielding Lewis and Joe Hamlin, it is
BAPTIST CiruRCH SERVICES:
1 Rev. E. Allison of Little River oc-
! cup’cd the pulpit at ths' morning and
evening services of ,the Baptist
; Cliurch last Sunday.
Next Sunday there will be preach-
, ing by Rev. Chas. C. Smith of Dur-
jham. The public is invited, and all
‘ members are specially urged to at-
. METHODIST MEETING:
A series of meetings began at the
Methodist Church Ijist Sunday and
v/ill continue through next v/eek. They
ar« being conducted by the pastor.
Rev. A. S. Raper.
Four entertainments were givetf
last week in connection with the com-
mencement exercises of the Brevard
The three night entertainments
were especially well atte||^ed by^the
people of town and con^unity. Long
before the time for the curtain to
rise on each occasion the crowds had
filled all the available seats, and many
chairs had to be placed in the aisles
to accommodate the eager public. All
the available standing space was oc
cupied most of the time.
The exercises began on Wednesday
night, consisting of a two- part pro
gram. The first was a double con
test — four girls and four boys com
peting for reciters’ and declaimers’
prizes respectively. The rendering
of these spoken selections was much
enjoyed by the audience, every con
testant doing well. The girl contest
ants were Helen Justus, Mildred Tran,
tham, Vera Bro\XTi and Lula Garren;
the boys declaiming were Arthur Er”-
son, T. C. Hamilton, John White an i
Blanton Mitchell. Tho judges awar i
ed the prizes to Mildred Tranih^m
and Blanton Mitchell, and the prizes
were presented by Mrs. E. H. Nor
wood for the Betterment Associatior.',
which had offered $5.00 to each win
The second part of Wednesday
night’s entertainment was an operetta
by the children of the lower grades.
This performance called forth much
Thursday afternoon Mrs. O. L. Er
win’s class of music pupils gave a
program of piano selections, which re
flected credit on all concerned.
Thursday night the eleventh grade
of the High School graduated and re
ceived diplomas and certificates. The
exercises were as follows:
President’s address, by Marjorie
Garren; Class History, Ruth Mitchell,
‘•Comin’ thru the Fundamentals”, a
song by the class; Prophecy, Jennie
Aiken, Poem, Charles Moore; Last
Will and Testament, Rebekah Blythe;
the Class Song; Address to Graduates
by Dr. D. D. Wallace of Wofford Col
lege; Chorus by ninth grade boys.
Miss Tyner, the principal presentei
diplomas to the following:
Jennie Dare Aiken, Launa Claytorr.
Marjorie Garren, Nan Elizabeth Kil
patrick, Lilian Lucile Kir.g, Rnt'i
Medberry Mitchell, Charles Moore.
Those given certificates v/ere Rs-
bekah Jeanne Bljd;he, Marjorie Gsrdi-
ner, Nellie Louise Miller, Williarii
Minnis Perkins, Foy Albert Sittor.
On Friday night the students of
the High School presented the annual
play, entitled, “All on account of
PoUy”. This was well received.
The acting was remarkably good and
showed excellent training. The pro
ceeds from tickets amounted to about
NEW HOUSE STARTED:
ATTENDS LABOR CONVENT.
MRS. CHARLES HAMPTON:
The body of Mrs. Charles Hampton
who died at Akron, O., was brought
here for burial Wednesday evening,
the interment taking place on Thurs.;
day. Funeral services were held at ■
the Episcopal Church and the inter- '
ment was at the Gillespie Cemetery, j
Mrs. Cos Paxton has been quite ill
for several days.
Friends of M. L. Shipman of Ral
eigh, commissioner of labor and
printing will be interested in learn
ing that he recently attended in
Ne-«r Orleans a convention of the
labor commissioners of the United
States and Canada.
NEW GASOLINE TANK:
A new gasoline tank has been in
stalled by the Davis-Walker Drug Co.,
on the corner of Main and Broad
A MORE DIRECT ROUTE TO LAKE
In building the new road to Lake
Toxaway it has been suggested that
it go from the top of Rock Hill thru
the Gap at Tom Garren’s House,
thence direct course thru Gap by little
Jim Morgan’s to Houston Moore’s
Mill. This will give a direct cut
manj’^ miles of grading and road build
ing v.dll be saved. Engineer’s and
road commissioners are requested to
giv2 this: their eaHiest consideration.
Work on what is to te a seven-
rocm brick buildfng for R. P. Kil
patrick has bejun on a lot between
the residence of Mrs. Laura Miller
and Miss Delia Gash on Probarte
Street. Excavations are being made'
for a basement, and the be'ginning o#»
tho brick walls laid. In this con
struction Mr. Kilpatrick is his own
contractor. Fred Kilpatrick is in ,
charge of the brick laying. *
The new house is intended for oc- j
cupancy by Mr. Kilpatrick’s family !
during the summer or next fall. At j
present they are living in a house I
on Railroad Street, purchased from
Warrior Com. i
JUNIOR C. E. ORGANIZED:
A Jnr.ior Christian T’-' Soc
iety was organised rec'•'.ily at the
Psesbyterian church, with an enroll
ment of 22 members.
^ The officers elected were: Presi
dent, John Verner; Vice ’’residr-n;,
Rebecca Blythe; Secrete -.7, Eliza
beth Shipman; Treasurer, J :>hn White.
Program, social and lo ckout com
mittees were appointed.
The society will hold 3 meetings
on Siinday afternoons r .'le church.
HEAVY HAIL ' ORM:
MAKING BASEBALL GROUND.
The Boy Scouts, under the direc
tion of J. A. Millar, in conjunction '
with other workers, have made great;
improvements on the ball ground at.
the High School. In addition to the j
ground connected with the school, j
a part of R. L. Gash’s property has |
[ been cleared to be used as a ball |
What seems to have been a very
heavy hail storm yisited the western
end of the county last Thursday.
Elijah Reid of the Toxav/ay section
v/as in Brevard c '- the fo’^owing day
and reported see; • maii:' f the hail
stones lying on^t-ie gA.:nd Friday
afternoon. Several other persons
from that section made similar re
ports. Perry Morgan, who lives in
Pickens County, S. C., v/as visiting
here recently and said that hail did
great damage to th(^ cotton crop in
the upper edge of Picken.'s on the
sanfe day that it struct Transylvania.