Th« Alm^ FmbIbbm*
BREVARD, N. FRIDAY, JULY 29, 1921.
LIQUOR MEN GET
In Charffe To Grand Jury Jtodfe Sluiw
StrikM Hard At Violators ofPi^hibi*
' tion And Other Law*
NEW PASTOR HAS
Superior court i^or TransylTasiia
county convened last Monday morn-
Rot. Charles C. Smith Givoa Ptrauo
By Author of an Article in
a Church Paper
The following sketch is taken from
the Durham Herald' reprinted from
ing, called to order by Judge Thos.! The Christiaii Index, the original be- j
J. Shaw. I aring title “Georgians in North Car-
The important peleminary of draw-,' olina,** and written by Rev. T. W.
ing. grand jurors from liie jury list 0‘Kelly of Raleigh:
was carried out with little delay.
Only a few of those called were ex
cused l>y judge.
As soon as the panel of eighteen
men was fixed^ Judge Shaw delivered
his ^;harge to the grand jury, which
in many respects was like an address
on the subject of citizenship and its
responsibilities. It was in all ways
able deliverance, spoken clearly
“Cha^s C. Smith open'ed his eyes i
on the world at Indian Springs. He !
was educated in the grammar schools |
of Macon and the high school at Flo- j
villa. His college course was in a '
store, as he went to work at the age
of 15. His commercial experience has
been invaluable to him in the manage
ment of the business of the church
life. While living at Commerce he
heard, in 1505, the call to the minis- ]
, , a -XU 1. try. Giving up business he spent sev-
Md del.ba«tely«.a with great
' stitute in Chicago. This was followed :
Jjtene ^ear Brevard
GRAND JURY MAKES
AN EARLY REPORT
Seldom has a Transylvania audi
ence listened t« a stronger statement
of what law stands for and what are
the duties of jurors and other citi>
zens. The Judge prefaced his charge
with the remark that he was going
to talk to the jurors about practical
matters. Thesre were, he said, really
only, two classes of citizefis—the good
and the bad. “If I should- draw a
line through this audience,” he said,
by a two years course in the Southern
Baptist Theological seminary in
Louisville. His first pastorate was
Beaufort. This pastoratfe was very
brief, and was followed by four years
of straious work at Whiteville.Here
he did successful work in an old
conslrvative field. In March 1912,
he betiame*'pastor of theEdgemont
church in Durham. Assuming the pas
Work FinUhetd Tuesday — County
Institutions Visited and Recom*
mendation of improvements.
On Monday morning, the opening
day of court, the following eighteen
men were drawn from the list of jur
ors to constitute the grand jury. *
E. F. Gillespie, J. M, Galloway,
Geo. Alexander, W. H. Lyday, C. W.
Talley, I. S. Kilpatrick, Milton Alli
son, J. M. Allison, J. M. Bryson, M.
I Enrollment of Students Bettetr Than
Lac.l Year — Fine Work In
I Teachers Department:
I The summer school at Brevard In
stitute c!o3cd a session of six weeks
' lat Friday, and all the instructors ex
cept Prof. L. B. Haynes and those
* living here have gone.
The school had a very encouraging
^ session, having a total enrolment of
j 118 students — an increase over
' those attending last pear. Sixty-
I one were enrolled in the educational
department under the directorship of
' Prof. J. E. Ockerman, principal of the
Rosman High School.
Autos Fished From Waters of HoI«
Cause Raleigh Citizens to Spe
culate About Dark Deeds
(By M. L. Shipman)
Raleigh, N. C., July 25. The sen
sation of the week in this city grew
out of the discovery of abandoned
automobiles in the waters of the Old
Rock Quarry in East Raleigh on in
formation furnished to representa
tives of two or three insurance com
panies who had been rather busy of
late adjusting claims for “lost or
stolen” cars. This quarry is an im
mense hole from* which the granite
Of this num- j taken some eighty years ago to
her, there were five men and 56 I construct the new capitol building,
women. The average daily atten-' Since that time the city has utilized
great quantitidls of the fine material
torate of a church that had the habit E- Fowler, Cos Paxton, W. A. Allison,
Rot. Ed Summey Causes the Dealers
In Whtiskeir To Pour Out Liquor-
News From Rosman
Rev. Ed Summey is holding one of
the greatest revival meetings at Oak
Grove near Quebec that has been
there for many years. The devils
works are being torn dow^ and re
sults poured out on ^e ground by
the gallons. ^ /
There has been »' great improve
ment made at the Baptist church.
of you would be on one side or i^ceiving aid from the state board Fate Osteen, J. F. Morgan, C. S. Os-, Th© weeds and grass have been mow-
the other.” He asserted that there was
no ^twili^t zone,* as some people
claimed, in which men occupied a
neutral position. But, for conveni
ence, he divided citizens into three
classes: those who were honesti} stri
ving to lix’e according to the law,
those who would violate the law when
they coaid get away with it, and those
who wene defiant of the law.
Taking up specific violations of
the law^ Judge Shaw dwelt at some
length On such crimes as manufac
turing, retailing and transportation
of intoxicating liquors, on viotation
of the automobile traffic laws, on the
nusHons to enable it to pay expenses,
he put it on a self-sustaining basis.
‘Filling the handicap of inadeqpate
equipment he launched a build
ing movement. Soon he had on« ©f
the best houses of worship in Dur*
borne, Granville Fisher, D. R. Holli
day, J. L. Hawkins. ^
Cos Paxton was appointed foie-
w*an by Judge Shaw. '
The jury after being on duty a lit
tle over 24 hours, submitted a report
teon'; but the marvel o^it was, that T«esday afternoon. The judge
before any one knew it, the new <5omplimented the jurors on their des-
plant was paid for. Then the church patch of business,
proceeded to purchase a splendid pas-1 Commenting on that part of the re
ed down around the yard and spring,
I the floor has been stained with floor
oil^ and the church is now equipped
' with electric lights. We thank Mr.
Silversteen for his kindness in giv
ing us the lights.
The four weeks meeting in Ros
man wrought such a change in
the lives of men and women, ana ihe
attendance at church has become so
tjors home and increase the pastors
salary. So it went, one victory after
jkwother, for nine fruitful years. In
June of the present year brother
Smith heard the call to come up
higher, and is now getting under
port which had reference to the con- 8*^t, that if continued, the Baptist
tain city of Brevard. From this lofty
•outlook his friends expect him ti dis
cover new worlds to conquer.”
HONOR OF GUEST
Miss Nina L. Hogan of Atlanta,
Georgia, is the guest of Dr. and Mrs.
McClean and her relatives.
Several parties have bee® given in
employment of the automobile in the way in his new pastorate in the jnoun-
carrying out of immoral purposes and
perjury, etc. He dwelt at greatest
length On the first of these.
The dealers in' the illegal liquor
traffic received scant sympathy from
Judge Shaw. Without any atterhpt
at modificatiim, he spoke of the whole
business in denunciatory terms. He
showed little respect for the man who
would fail to report what he knew
about a liquor transaction. “If I
drank whiskey,” he said, “I wouldn't
buy from a bootlegger; for the very
act of his selling it to me would prove
that he regarded me as a perjurer.”
While his whole attitude totvard
persons charged with crimes wa? ‘fair
and impartial, urging the casting out
of bills which Tiad little evidence of
crime, he seemed trying to impress
upon the minds of the grand jurors
the importance lof dealing ster»ly
with the violators of the prohibition
Private citizens also came in for
n share of the -jtidge’s admonitions-
is the dsty of all good citizens to
! "o to it that their community is a
rafc '^lace for boys and girls to live
” he said more than one time in
the course of his charge.
dition of the county chaingang and
the recommendation for separate
cages for white and colored, Judge
Adams said that he would not sen
tence men convicted in this court to
this gang but send them elsewhere,
!«iider such conditions.
GRAND JURY’S REPORT:
Following is the report submitted
by the grand jury:
We, the grand jury, submit this as
church will be compelled to
Conley Owen is very low.
not expected to live,
Mrs. Cash of Lake Toxaway spent
a few days in Rosman last week.
Mr, and Mrs. Harry Caplan's elev-
ven-month old baby is in the hospital
at Brevard. |
Mr. J. E. White and family ^eft j
Monday On a visit of ten days or more i
dance in this department was 60. The
remainder of the students took cour
ses in academic work, music, business,
art, and domestic science. i
There v/as general cooperation of
teachers and students resulting in a
hearty expression of satisfaction for
the work of the session.
In the requisite four courses of
the educational department 55 stud
ents passed, and upon this credit the
state gives recognition for one unit
of w^rk toward a state certificate.
The records show, that of the 61
enrolled, 24 had no experi
ence in teaching, 15 had one year’s ex.
perience, 11 two years, and ~ three
years or more. A number of those
preparing to teach in this county
were students in this department.
Prof. Haynes, the president, ex
pressed himself as being well pleased
with the success of the school this
year and hopes that next year it will
be a state accredited institution. At
present it is only an accredited county
school, giving instruction to only
teachers of elementary grades. As
a ^ate accredited school, teachers of
all grades could be enrolled for certi-
cate credits. . .
Mr. Haynes will remain here for
i the remainder of the summer.- His
, wife, who is now engaged in teacK^
! ing in the Alabama state nornlal
school, is expected to join him here
for a i>art of the vacation.
SCHOOLS OPEN MONDAY.
; our report to his honor,- Judge Thos. ^ their home at Statesville,
J. Shaw, holding this court:
We want to thank his honor. Judge
Shaw for his able charge and assis
We aso want to thank the solicitor
The Rosman girls who have been
attending the summer school at Bre
vard have returned home.
L. W. Duncan has organized a Sun
day school at Bother near the flume
her honor, one of which was an Al ;Hon. G. D. Bailey for his courteous' ^'”e with 40 students enrolled. May
treatment and assistance. j God bless and crown his efforts with
We by committee visited the county : success.
and find this institution well i ^Prof. J. E. Ockerman and wife af-
kept and in orderly condition. The \ ^i'^e weeks delay on account of
Fresco Tea party. Covers were laid
A party of six motored thru
country to Chimney Rock for
The majority of the county public
schools Will open next Monday, Aug.
1. The list of those opening includes
all the schools except Brevard, David
son River, Rosman, Lake Toxaway,
Stover Camp in Gloucester, Laurel
Creek, East Fork, Oak Forest and
two colored schools.
Beginning next Monday the schools
vill be in session until their close
with the exception of specified holi-
to be found there in street paving
and for other purposes. This now
famous old hole is said to contain se
venty feet of water which the Raleigh
public believes to sheath-many hidden
mysteries. Along down the year?
people have beon murdered a. '
thrown into this receptacle for the
dead and more than one lifeless body
has been lifted from the dark recess
es of its shrouded inclosures.
Every day during the week crowds
of people,, numbering from 3000 to
5000, have assembled around the
Quarry to w^^tch the divers whose ef
forts have so .far resulted in fishing
out a Hudson super-six, a Cole a King
and a Ford from the seventy feet of
j water into which they had been dri
ven, presumably, with idea of col
lecting insurance. Two of them have
been identified as belonging to local
people, but no arrests had been made
Monday morning. There is talk of
draining this big pool 'ilr-order that -
its contents may be revealed, but a
definite conclusion on this suggestionf
has not been reached. The consen--
sus of opinion is that many dark
deeds are concealed there. This hole
has a black and weird history, which
is now being recalled by the elder
citizens of Raleigh, who would like
to have their impressions verified,
while the insurance companies are in
terested in the financial feature of
the drainage suggestion.
! News from Washington confirms
the generally accepted conclusion
that Frank A. Linney would be given'
the o.k. by the sub-commit ee of thfe^’
Senate Judiciary .Commitee to whicit
his nomination as district attorney
for Western North Carolina was re
ferred. It will be remembered that
the Linney nomination was opposed
by leading negroes of the State, who
succeeded in making an impressiosi,
unfavorable to him at the first meet-
day. They were : Miss Nina Lee Ho- j inmates seem to be well fed and cloth i summer school at Brevard have gone , vacation for fodder nullinc committee
gan, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Orr, Miss
Hattie On, Mrs. Nettie Glazener*
Mrs. Brow^n Carr. Other entertain-
mmts have been planned. it
Miss Hogan will reiurn t« Atlanttf xoad.
ed. We suggest that the county i Ohio on their vacation for the re-
commissioncrs have a lawn set out niaining part of the summer.
th« last of the week.
a fence built around the Home,
is situated on the side of che
We find that the water supj>ly
SOCIETY ROSEBUD MIN
STREL SHOW COMING!
Very active prepartions are going
forward looking to a—
Big Production of The “HOME
TALENT” Minstrel Show, to be siven
August 11-12 in the High School
15s not sufficient, and recommend that
j either a well be dug and a tank erec-
j ted or a rese^oir be built lov/er down
j on the branch. If a fire should break
! ont there is no way of conti*olling it
in the present conditions as they exist
We also recommend that a bath t\jb
be installed, equipped with hot water.
We by conimittee visited the jaij
and found it in good condition. The
Mrs. Ranzey Glazener, who has
been ill for some time, is now spen
ding a few weeks in Brevard for spe
cial ti:eatment. We hope for her a
E. D. Randolph
in the districts where this is allowed
by order of the board of education.
PLEASED WITH THOMASVILLE.
I did not get my copy of the news
, for the week July 15th. Will you
I please send me a copy. I do not wish
I to miss even one issue.
We find Thomasville a delightful
^ ~~ , , , 1 place. The weather is much more
The Connestee School heretofore antisipated. A
springs up from the golf a-
bout mid afternoon, making the even-
CONNESTEE SCHOOL TO OPEN;
open for the next session next Mon
day in the new building near Conn-
In regard to the Vonduct of public Auditorium, under the auspices of the inmates seemed to be well fed, and estee Church. The teachers are S.
officers charged with the duty of ex- Fortnightly Club of Brevard,
ecuting the law, the Judge reminded ' Amongst the best Talent is being
the-grand jury that if any officers selected and rehearsed, for this At-
failed to do their duty it was the
sworn duty of the grand jury to make
a presentment against them.
CONCERT A SUCCESS:
The concert by the singing class of
the Oxford Orphanage last Thursday
night at the Auditorium was a success
in every respect. The seating cap
acity of the Auditorium was almost
all taken, and after expenses were
jia’d, $112 was paid over to Mr. Al
derman, the manager traveling with
The entertainment was of a high
order, and the children showed re
markably good training. At one
time, during a storm, while all t|je
children were singing a chorus, the
lights suddenly went out, leavin;
stage and audience in total darknesi
But there was not the slightest hebi^-
tation on the part of the singers, whil
carried on their parts as if nothim
everything was in • clean and' sani
As this has been the first court
held since the court house has been
completed, we as a jury want to com
mend the Board of Commissioners
v/ho undertook this work and the
Board of Commissioners* who finished
it, as we now have a court house and
jail that would be a credit* to any
county in the state.
We by committee visited the chain
Fairy Minstrels, Spanish/ gang and find everything in good
Cowboy Minstrels, Rose-
traction aad it promising to be a
most Interesting and Brilliant Pro
duction of a high order, with'stacks
of FUF FUN galore—Catchy Music!
i beautiful costumes, witty dialog and
, Smart Sayings, with special specta-
I cular effects^ to be given by the dif
ferent groups of boys and girls and
Misses, representing “Hom6 Guard”
bad Minstrels, and Negro Minstrels!
ONE BIG AGGREGATION of the
bcaut’.ful graceful gi'otesque Unique,
Instructive and Funniest of all Min
strel,; Shows! Don’t fail to come to
Bre;\^ard on the dates mentioned and
see the Big Minstrel Show and bring
Over 150 taking part.
for the current half-year:
President, Elizabeth Shipman; vice
shape except the cage, which we find Pi*esident, Spencer Macfie; Secretary,
in a filthy and unsanitary'condition. Elizabeth Sprague; Treasurer, Eath-
We recommend that the white men Lyon,
and negroes be confined in a separate society meets every Sunday
ings and nights very pleasant. We
are not botheiftd with the heat at all.
The watermelon season is just clos
ing but we are still able to buy nice
big melons for 5 and 10 cents each.
Carle and Richard have a half in hand
the greater part of the time.
^ Thomasville is a nice little town of
about 8,500 not growing rapidly but
The Junior CSmstian Endeavbr Presjnt time is doing quite a
Society of the Presbyterian Church '*'<»•>'•
recentljrelected the folloying officers’'^' '*"* not find as many negroes as
P. Verner, principal. Miss Beezie
Bracken, assistant. A gathering of
patrons is expected on that day to,
celebrate the opening of the new
JUNIOR C. E. OFFICERS:
t will be Lin-
We were led to believe lived in and
The school is located in the midst
of a large pine grove and has a very
pleasant campus. My work is very ’
Raleigh from time
afternoon at 6:30 o'clock.
COS PAXTON, Foreman.
CARD OF THANKS:
' similar to what I waa doing in Bre-
I vam. The farm is pretty badly run
, down and I am expected to build it up.
REVIVAL services BEGIN AT supervise all of the work on the
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SUN. pounds and place ^e farm on a pay-
' , iiig basis.
Revival Services, conducted by. C. R. CRABB.
Rev. G. A. Nickels, preacher, and E.! ■ ——
We wish to thank our friends who L. Wolslagel, singer, will begin at the| Miss Bertie Ballard accompanied
save so many expressions of kindness Presbyterian church next Sunday her cousins, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Hen-
Lewis C. Orr and family of Cha^ and'sympathy during the illness of morning, to continue for about ten derson of Charlotte on a vistit to
tenooga who have been "visiting his Mrs.’Hattie Hamlin and in connection days. . i Anderson, S. C., last week. Mr.
Monday to ;^ith her death. The memory of The public is invited to‘ att^d Henderson is a native Transjhvanian
by way of such kindness will always be cherish- these services, which will be both | and met a number ,.of his boyhood
cd. Mr- J. G. Neill an:l Family, irorning Enj night. j friends while on his visit here.
father, M. J. J3rr, left
•motor to Chattanooga
^ Greenville and Atlanta
Overman intervened and succeeded
iff having thf report withheld until
the nominee could be heard. Finally,
a hearing was had, Mr. Linney talked
to suit the negroes before the com
mittee and their opposition was with
drawn. But it appiears. that remarks
made by the would-be district attor
ney in trying to set himself straight
with the negvoes did not please the
two North Carolina Senators. Sena
tor Simmons is reported to be against
confirmation and Senator Overman,
the man who rescued Linney from a
band of enraged negroes, is thought
to share the views of his colleague.
However, the administration will eas
ily muster sufiicient support to “put
the nominatio/i over” when the mat
ter comes to a vote. A ad the same
result will obtain in the case of Henry
Lincoln Johnson, the colored Geor
gian, whose nomination to be Recor
der of Deeds for the District of Co
lumbia, has received - favorable re
port from the senate "ommittee to
which it was referre,* ’ receipt from
the White House,
ney and Johnson
c^nge of the moon.
Members of the General Assembly,
time, are emphatic in the view, that
the special session should last only a
few days. But without an agreement
in advance, it 's “dollars to dough
nuts” that the solons will barely
reach home in. time to partake of the
Christmas turkey. A Legislature is
"a law unto itself.” - ^
DR. MAR^ f O PREACH
Rev. T. P. Marr, D. D.^ will preach
. at the Methodist Chibrch next Sun-
I day at 11 A. |f., July 31.