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An Idependent Weekly.
REVARD, N. C. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 1922
COMES HOME ILL
Senator Zachary Member of Many
RALEIGH, N. C, Jan. 8. The
General Assembly of 1923 started off
on schedule time Wednesday at noon. ;
with practically every member of '
both branches in his seat The House ;
members took the oath of office stand- j
ing at their desks, the same being
administered by Chief Justice Walter
Clark, Associate Justice Staeey obli
gated the senators.
Those elected to positions in the
HousL. are: Speaker, John G. Dawson,
of Lenoir; Chief Clerk, Alex Lassi-
ter, of Bertie; Reading Clerk, David , Win. A. Band, S. C Yates and F- E.
P. Bellinger, of Gaston; Engrossing B. Jenkins, to investigate and report
Clerk, Miss Rosa Mund, of Cabarrus; ' lo thc Club as to the possibilities for
Sergeant-at-Arms, Major Woodhouse, launching this splendid movement,
of Bertie. ; tiu. riub being indebted to Mr. Wm.
Senate officials: President pro tern- ! ,. Band for the idea, Mr. Band hav
pore, Sen. Lungsford Long, Halifax: jnjr hvvn an enthusiastic- '-booster';
Principal Clerk, Frank D. Hackett. of frr this movement.
Wilkes; Reading Clerk, Philip C. j Tin-Club, which was organized oiily
Cocke, of Buncombe; "Engrossing j a few weeks since, has secured a
Clerk. Joseph Mackey, of Wake; Ser- ro,)n adjoining the Methodist Sunday
geant-at-Arms, W. I). Caster, of Cum- j ydiool room for its winter meetings,
berland; Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms, :uu t'nis gives a comfortable and at"
Joseph A. Bryson. of Henderson. tractive place for meeting but -it is
Lieutenant Governor Cooper, upon hoped that by the end of the winter
whom devolves the duty of presiding ; ,;i.;,,(in the membership will have out
over the Senate, was ready for the des 1 :r.wn its present quarters to such an
patch of business when the organiza- j extent a to require larger room?, al
tion of that body was completed, j though we are indebted to the Me-
Isneakor l'awson took Mis tied with a ;
severe cold on reaching the capital
Monday and was unable for some !
days to pa.rticipate in the proceedings,
except for a short time Wednesday,
when he eame to the hall of the House
long enough to be sworn in as presid
ing officer. He is expected to com
plete t.he House committees early this
wet k. The larger committees have
already been completed, and are
"h'-aided," jjj the main, by experienc
The chairmanship of the committee
on Congressional Districts in the sen
ate went to Senator Zachary, of Tran
sylvania. Senator Zachary is als0 a
member of the committees on Agri
culture, Claims. Constitutional
Anv-ndments, Corporations, Game
E;v. Insane Asylums, Intitutions
for the Deaf, Internal Improvements,
Manufacturing;' Mining, Printing.
Pomiois and Soldiers' Homes.
The Senator was a sick man when
he reached Raleigh and. fought man
ful'! v ty stay on hi:- feet. But he final-
ly had to give in and spent Thursday
night in Rex Hospital On Friday
Kopr.-.-entative Duckwoith am! other
friends called to see him and were
confronted with a positive demand to
secure his release from the institu
tion and permit him to return home,
via ; e he might receive the ntt"ntion
of h's family during the period of
recuperation. Hi.- physician counsel
ed against his taking the long trip in
his weakened condition, but Joe
knew which way he was headed and
ted on the night train Friday
for the Transylvania hills. Th
ate lias grafted an indefinite
leave on account of illness, but his col
leagues hope to see him back in his
scat, greatly improved in health, at
an early date.
Representative Duckworth, of Trail
ylvania. presorted a bill on Friday
providing for an increase in the mem
bership of the board of education in
his county from three to live-. The
new members named in the bill are:
Claude Osborne, Asa England and T
" H. Galloway. Mr. Duckworth has
himself been a member of the Board
f;I"'a Tm.g period of time, but retires
this yea and m's mimed his success
or in the bill proposed.
With the exception of two or three
resolutions designed to put the Ku
Kluy. Klan out of business, nothing
of -3're than passing interest has
been presented in either branch of
j-isseill Ul . uut ii. e nit wiiy.-
will start soon.
BREVARD HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
Thn Brevard High School, after a
week's delay, on account of the flu,
opened Monday morning with a large
per cent of the enrollment present.
Mr. John R. Hay make a splendid talk
on "The Value of a Good Name,"
an(l Alvin Moore beautifully sang,
VinU Thou Mv Hand."
AH the faculty members were here
for the opening except Miss Elmyra
Jenkins, wh0 will not be back for a
month, and Miss Elice Gray, who is
detained-at home on account of the
serious illness of her mother.
WANTS Y. M. C. A.
Believes "Land of Waterfalls Needs
Tin- regular meeting of the Lay
men's Club was held in the Sunday
school annex of the Methodist church
Sunday afternoon, January 7, at
which there was an enthusiastic at
tendance. A general discussion of the work
for the winter months'was had, and
among oilier things the feasibility of
establishing a "Y. M. C. A." in Bre
vard was brought up, an,i the Presi
dent appointed a committee composed
of Prof. C A. Wilson, Chairman;
thodist church for exteiuiir.
room at present.
Club organization is
C. H. Klueppelbcrg. President; O.
H. Orr. Vice-President; Wm. .V. -Band.
Secretary; D. G. Wari. Ree. Secre
tary; J. A. Milb-r. Treasurer; S. C.
Yates. V iee-Trea.- u r'!'.
The Laymen's Club is composed of
laymen from the various churches of
the community, and 's purpose
to meet each Sunday afternoon at
!l : 5 o'cloc k, without regard to de-
mmHation.i! k". a for a discussion of
work that may be entered into with a
of furthering the cause of
i.isipumy m t - community. 1 his
t is honed
i or our community
ha? the movement
row in membership
A most cordial in
; continue to :
vitation is extended to all laymen in
Br'-vard an,j icinity lo join this club,
ami a special invitation. i given to
the young men ; meet with u.
I.). G. W.
LITTLE RIVER ITEMS
Miss Fide MeCrary of Mar.
sperii the holidays with her pa
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. MeCrary.
Miss Lora Hamilton of Brev;
Iv r narcnts. M r.
C. V. Nicholson a
eturned home aftet
her nar-. -tts Mr. and
"VTi- .,,,,1 t,
Brown of Etowah.
Prof. Evert Jetfery vi-ited his par
ents at I'rron. S. C.. lad week.
Yerda Kilpatrick i- seriously ill.
.Mrs. Jo Merrell has returned home
afer a visit to Greenville, S. C.
Miscss Jessie and L-.na Ray of Ar
lington. S. C. visited their parents,
Mr. and, Mrs. J. W. Ray, last week.
Walter Niched. on. who ha - been a
patient at Stoker' hospital at Brevard,
ha- returned home
Miss Ollie George of Arlington , S.
C, visited relatives here last week. .
M:-:--e--. .Minnie and Armed. as Mer
rell of Greenville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mer-
Frank Shuford has recovered from
a recent iilners.
Mr. and Mr. TI a rb-y .Merrell have
been sick for the past few weeks with
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Shipman have
returned home after a visit to Green
ville, S. C.
Miss Lila McCall is spending this
week with her parents during her va-
cation from Clyde Institute.
Cleveland Landres is seriously ill.
Lu,a McCall of Hendersonville is
visitin,. her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.
The public school music, which is
now a part of the curriculum of our
; school is being made most attractive
i and helpful by Mrs. Hugh Walker.
who is instructor in this work. In
connection with regular class work.
she uses a Victrola to demonstrate
, A number of new books for the li-
j brary have just come; also a ship-
E PRAYER CORNER
The 23rd Psalm
MY CHRISTMAS GREETING TO
MY BELOVED FRIENDS
Thert tame to me a few days ago
from "Thc Sunset Land," "The Land
of the Golden Poppy," from a sweet
girl, the youngest of three genera
tions of friends, a copy of "The Sy
rian Sheperds Psalm," and you know
it was "While Sheperds watched their
flocks by night the wondrous glory
shone around," that Christmas night,
so dear to all who love the name of
"Jesus Our Saviour." One can ima
gine no better ligure to typefy the
attitude of man toward God, (espe
cially on this day of days I , than the
attitude of thankfulness for life and
all its blessings of perfect trust ant.
unquetioning obedience expressed in
"The Syrian Sheperds Psalm," the
Twenty-Third. It is at once a sum
mary of the idea of religion and a
key to the race whose sweetest sing
er produced it.
Spurgeon calls it "David's Heaven
ly Pastoral. What the nightengale
is among birds that is this Divine odu
among values, for it has sung sweets
ly in the ear of many a mourner in
his night of weeping, and has bidden
him hope for a morning of joy. It
is like th.. lark which sings as it
mounts and mounts as it sings, until
it is out of sight and even then it
is not out of hearing.
One of our greatest preachers said
thatDavid has left no sweeter Psalm
than the short twenty-third. It is
but a moment's opening of the soul;
but as when one. walking in the win-
ter street, sees tl
door opened for
somone to enter, and the light streams
moment forth, and the forms of gay
children art. running to greet the
comer, and genial music sound thru,
the door shuts and leave- the night
blai k, yet il cannot shut back again
all that the eyes, the ears, the heart,
the imagination they have seen, sc
in this psalm, though it be but a mo
ment's opemng of the soul, are emit
ted bulk- of peace and consolation
that will never be abreast from the
Ir has charmed lm-re griefs to rest
philosophy of the world.
It has comforted. t'u' nobe host of
the rsoor. Il has sung courage to the
army of the disappointed. It has
poured balm ;;r-d consolation into the
heart.-, of the - irk. of captives in dun
geon. of widows in their pinching
gi kfs. of orphan.- in their loncliness
liying ; oidier.- have dit d asier as i.
wa-- read to them, ghostly hospitals
have been illuminated, it ha- visited
'lie prisoner and broken his chains 3
and like Peter's angel led him forth
in imagination and. sung hire, back to
his home again. It has made the dy
ing Christian .-lave freer ;'.n;i his ma--r
and comolcd those, whom, dying,
lie left behjnd mourning, not so much
that he was gone, as because they
-ere lefj. behind and. could not go.
Nor is its work one. It will go
ringing to your children and my child
ren and their children through all
gent rations of time; nor will it fold
its wings till the la;t pilgrim is safe
and time ended, and then it will fly
back to the bosom of Cod whence it
issued, an, sound out mingled with
all those sounds of celestial joy,
which make heaven musical forever.
That is why. my beloved friends,
f would have you read it this Christ
mas Tide, for it needs no other key
than that which every Christian may
find in his own bosom.
O Blessed God. we bless Thee for
Thy condescension in making Thy. elf
known to its by such lovely emblems,
and we bless Thee for ail that the
emblems teach. Lord, increase ou
faith. Helo us to accept Thee as
Thou offerest Thyself to us, with ai'
our heart and to know assuredly that
God is our Shepherd.
Continue Thy loving kindness to
us in all the vavig.i scenes of life in
i a its. good and e'
brightness an. da'-knesr
r-ornllv to each of us when we cas-
though the dark valley Thou mayes'
b(, near to us, to keep us from all
evil, and when wo reach the end of
our pilgrimage may we all be with
the Lord forever through the merit--of
His Precious Blood, Amen.
C. D. C.
r,cnt of supplies for the labratory.
The boys are r.MM enthusiastic ov
basket ball, and hope t0 play severs1
ore games b' "o,- th basobaT a '
trick season o-m. A rami -u
Milb, River i - --m d--1 ' I for Friday
N e w Officers Elected Endorse Farm
and Home Demonstration
The regular annual meeting of the
Brevard Club was held i" the club
room on Tuesday night at 8:00 P
Much busin ess of importance was
discussed and the annual election of
officers took place:
W. E. Breese was elected Presi
dent; Robert White, Vice-President;
A. E. Hampton, Secretary; Frank
dememnt. Treasurer; Board of Governor.-:
S. M. Macrie, Thos. H. Ship,
man, Lewis P. Hamlin, Dr Zachary,
Dr. Summey and
The Brevard Club has done a
great deal for Brevard, and in fact,
it one time was the only real live
organization to promote progress in
The great majority of the citizens,
lowevor, art. now beginning to realize
hat what other towns, much smaller
than Brevard, are doing can easily be
down here. That is the hiring with
a suitable salary of an efficient sec
retary who wilt give his full time
to the work. Hundreds of dollars
have been spent through literature
and booklets in the past to adver
tise "The Land of Waterfalls." At
th present time, however, there are
so many modern camps, etc., that are
-ending out handsomely illustrated
booklets, that it is not necessary to
spend from five to eight hundred dol
'ars of the advertising money in this
way. It is believed by many that a
competient secretary would be a
better advertisement for the county
n account of the fact that he would
be able to give a'd hi- time to aceom
nodating and cthei-w i.-t- making it
iVasant for the tourist after they
'lave arrived "In the Land of Water
rails." After the tourists had gone
they would !
o well pleased with
ait they would do us
.heir per-onal boast-
of tile members pre
r j aa.i : n a - hoi ng n;
tlie Home ana Farm
untold good in
nt went on w
r.avor of keenia
k'monstration oiiices in the county.
An enjoyable banquet was enjoyed
iy those present and tin retiring ad-
mid tratimi of 'the
the year I'.fl'J. wa.
I . revard
e i'. . a
i vo e of
WE CORRECT AN ERROR FOR
MR. R. N. HAW'dNS
I.a.-t week in a edi.orial the Xew
gafed that Mr. L::wre?:ce. a former
"ountv Agent, had found it neec.-sar
to iv sign on account of a t
: 'ministration. In ju "ice
former Republican county Commis
; oners and e. pec: ally Mr. R. X. Hew--ins
the N vs wines i. state tha"
'tis was not on a .-count of any a?';
'.ado upon their pari. Mr. Hawkin?
-ays that as far as the commissioners
wore concr rned at that time Mr
Lawrence could have been here yet
Mr. Hawkin.-; certainly made a good
-omniis-ioner, has hosts of friends,
ha.s alway- been a friend of the edi
'or and the Brevard News and is an
ardent believer in the value of the
County and Homo Demonstration
work. The News hastens to explain
the error made nu can truthfully
ay that our neighbor and fello'
townsman, Mr. II. N. Hawkins, is on'
of our most progressive, leading an 1
nron inent citizens. A man who. re
gaidless of politics, will do the righr
am! proper thing and can never be
-.waved from the straight and narrow
path when it comes to promoting; and
"ncourag'ng the growth and future
orogress of "The Land of Water
falls." BREVARD INSTITUTE NOTES
When Mr. and Mrs. Gray reached
Brevard last Monday, upon returning
from their vacation trip to (Georgia,
they found a telegram awaiting them
announcing the serious illness of Mrs.
Gray's mother at Wilmington, Ohio
They left Tuesday morning and
vere with their mother the rest of
the week, returning on Sunday, hav
ing left their mother somewhat im
roved. As they did net get in from
their first trip unti) 2 A. M. the pro
ceeding Monday, they had only a few
hour's rest before leaving for Ohio.
and altogether found the end of their j dieted before Chriirnas.
vacation rather strenuous.
This is review week at B. I. and W. T. Bor-e, the hub of the Bre
ho mid-winter term examinations vard News office, is at home ill with
will be in progress next week. Con- "Grippe".
Twenty-Nine Mules Burned to Death
Over Dozen Automobiles
On Wednesday morning about
three o'clock the night watchman, Eck
Simms, discovered that the King
building on ?Iain street was on lire
and promptly sent in the alarm.
The building was a substantial two
story brick structure of large dimen
sions. The ground floor, being below
Main street, was used as a stable,
where many horses and mules occu
pied the sta'L. The upper story was
used as a garage and was perhaps the
largest of its kind in Brevard. Messrs.
D. E. Henry and C. H. Klueppelberg
were partners of this business and
had the Ford agency. Thousands of
dollars worth of supplies, parts, tires,
new and -d "cars of every make and
kind were stored ,n the building an
nothing was saved except some live
stock. Quite a few horses were
i un out, but twenty - seven mule
carcases show the rapid spread of th
flames and terrible havoc wrought
by the conflagation. Several mules
which were run out were so badly
burned that they had to be shot and
there are a half dozen that are burn
d so badly that they will probably
Tlic Bishop building which houses
he hardware and plumbing store was
n serious danger of buring too for a'
east two hours; but due to the heroi;
ffort of the firemen and volunteer;
he building was saved, although the
, ater .etc
id the roof badlv scorch-
d in places.
The city wa:
!. F. W'aUrs
yd rant in from o
not iii vei v goi.
hapo and the water pressure wa.
arc ly strong nough to reach the to
f a one story building, and for ;
utg time it lo !;ed as if all the build
gs adjeiiiim-' the garage would g-'
i d to be b tvc'i
.'e thousa.nd dol
:-:ty and sev-nty-;ive t
tirs and it is ;rv!er.-too(
oven d by i m-uraoeo.
It is not kuov. n how th." lire startf
ut it di
eat la ad w a;-,
in r'-- . ' :
, i". the garag
was a ivarin-
i twi. aty mmutos
ugeested tiia' re.'
; it a-- th'rre a a - i
eg' a.ci oi
o : o
; ; n t
"HE MONUMENT IDEA IS GROW
"idle j a. mojag eominittee consist
.-. .!. C. Seaude; n
tin v-. . .-v.i.n : i n . r.
i t , . . - r T - : - 1 "
ceve-s ; T. .: . Summe
iaier: II. il. V
r. I '.
i ais nionuntettt
each one v. i - lirmor
1. In honor of T
uisv i ran
liers of thc Civil War.
'2. In honor of Transylvania's sol
diers of the World. War.
In memory of the Sons of Tran
yivanja who died in se-rv-ce.
1. Marking Transylvania's: en--ance
to tiu- great Fisgah National
i his monument will be a ere ;:
o the county ami state, am open pa v
of history, from which all who pa
ean read tiv.. i s-i a of devotion :.'
The hvmg i:i honoring th" dead,
honor iheraseivcs. .Monuments --inc-all
time cxprc-s tin- pride, progress,
patriotism and cultivation of a peo
ple, a lasting le.-son for all future
In marking lire Brevard entrance
to the risgah National r oresf, tins
monument will si rve as
vertisement to Brevard and Tran
sylvania's superior advantages and,
will be worth thousands of dobar
to the county. It will attract and
charm, from year to year, every vi
sitor who visits cur favored section.
Pictures and post cards by the thou
sands will be sv nt all over the North,
South. East, and West.
C. W. HUNT
ditions here are quite normal and p0
a riou? results hav;- folhiwed the ilrv
rv of "flu" with which v e were in-
Walk Thirty - Two Miles In Order
To Enter the Holy Bonds f
Matrimony And Bwoke.
A story of more thatf usual iir.e;-( si
developeti in connection with nar
ri.ig,. jierf ormc'd on la.-t Tuesday
niorniiig by Rev. ("has. C. Smith.. On
that day at abqut 1 1 :00 o'clock an old
couple knocked at his front door and
the man said that he wanted to get
the minister to say a few words "Over
'em'' that would make them man and
wife. Of e'cj.r-e the i reachoi is al
ways keen on me. ri iag-s, and gladly
wa i coined them
But they were all alone. ' and as
there was no one else of the family
at home at the lime, Mr. Smith had
to go out and get three witnesses to
mak; the marriage legal. While
waiting for the witnesses to .arrive
he old man . v1, "Say. pn m-r, how
much d" ', oti dairg" for marrying
folKs?" The minister replied. "Dif
ferent prices. I married a couple a
few das ago ait the man gave- mo
ten dollars." "(ice," said tht man.
"the Register of Deeds up town told
me you hardly ever charged anything.
I ain't got but fifty cents." The
preacher told him the.: would '
The witnesses arriving, the cere
mony war performed, and the man
handed the preacher the fifty cent.-,
but he told him that he would riot
charge him one cent.
The man is seventy years ol.i ,.nd
the woman i. They both are from
Cruso, in Haywood county, sixteen
miles from Brevard. He js Mr. F-avi(j
B. Watts, and she was Mrs. Maggi"
Messer. Mr. Smith asked hi.m now
'hey were going to get home with
only t'.ftv cent and they said they
were going i0 walk it over the raoun
ains! So a; ,,o: as the cerenony
as performed the happy coupu put
m llu-ir hats aa wraps and l,-ft hand
a hand for :'t ,:r bri at! tour ow tiu
uounta'r..- to their futui. ho mi.
GROWTH OF THE
BREVARD BANK. CO.
Hood Dividorid Declared Officers
Elected Sir c Treasurer
c .-, t
Zj r. z v.- :i v. o :i i . '.encc
Tile ,;!. .. , 1.! i eg of t .. s . ;.-' -.ol-he's
of I'.riVar.i Raiikiitg "oil:lgia
.as it. hi in tr 1 'ir-. ctoi's' Roe a e!
i1-- bank on -January Td2d. viti
t very ; i-i an-! ratifying percent
e.ee ni' t !V souev ..wnvdi 1 ep! c.-l r ..
Tin- oa'.a.:- of tiie I-ank i opof;.-.:
e irospi rous ;a ai 's business, wnu i
a- s;iea!'.y diy : a t coi'.rid-' rirv
' ' ' g e 't e 1 a . t' t: '. O St o t l-a-l
ar-iughoii' i;' c e.intry.
'i lie la 1 Oi t a .i 'e liy the i'lv-' -t-!.;
-.aieh redeete.; -.a-eitti cr---:dit on tK
ai-tituti'm. was tiuit the ban!: 'had
men aMe to take i are of r :! its
eiisloiaers wltiioat having to cad or
make a force io.-u re on them an. I i-eln-
,1 ,d' oil! r;. op'e to come tie. .-ig'i
with "living colors."
A vote of tit. :nks of apnrcv iatioi
e.eii til odiccrs and !'
of i dr.. etol's 'oy the a t o. i.ho ! V - f (. :
the verv gratifying- r .-alts siio-.vi. f:e
' he ;. -air. :tn.j e-i h- . rd tile (dd Bo:.' d
a lJirectvtrs to.- the en-uiiig yea:' ;. -follows:
do . S. SiNer-teen. IX. W. Fver-.i:
C. ( . Von-ju--.. W. M. Heitiy. Cha. E.
(irr. W. S. Ashworth, Thos. II. Sb-p-nian.
As a mark f coniid -re-- re or:
State Tiea-urer. B. R. Lacy, Bre'-are:
Banking Company was designate..! a
a regular state depository about six
At the meeting of the new Ecara
of iirec ors. a substantial amour,
was placed to the stfplus account for
the yeav, after declaring a four po:
cent dividend f'1'' die pas six months.
The following ofiicers were electee!
to serve for 'he ensuing year:
Thos. H. Shipman, President: Jos.
S. Silversteen, Vice-President: R. .
Lyon, Cashier; H. L. Wibon, Telle-;
Annie L. Shipman. Teller, Ralph a.
I1n.4-n-- rtb Rookkopnpr
J.v.viv.,..v.., - t
FOURTEEN EARS IN ONE:
W. A. Brown brought in a curious
freak of Nature in the way of an ea
of corn or we should say fourteen ear-
all growing to-gether as one, but eac!
little ear distinct in itself. It remind -one
of tuh'p in appearance.