re*> ? : *
Delegates Selected For Raliegh
ty.tfi,* /? ~'>T; ? > ?i . ' '
Democratic County Conven
v tlon met in the Court House, pur
? auant to call, on Saturday. '
A good crowd VU prwant and
there was a fine spirit of harmony
The meeting was called to ordar
by W. E. Breege, chairman of the
County Executive Committee, Mirt
Martha Boewell wag secretary, atjig
Mr. ^reese made a gpirited ad
dress.. He outlined the orgini'pa
tion of precinct and County cora
_ mlttees and insisted upon , the neces
slty for a thorough organisation
especially in the prepinct*.
Mr. Breese furthur stated that it
' was not necessary at this time to a
dopt resolutions in answer to the -
resolutions adopted at the recent'
Republican Convention. The good
done b ythe Democratic administra
fion should speak for itself. How
ever, the Republican contention
?will be answered in (iue time.
The late Republican Board of
Cotinty Commissioners is responsible
he stated for the present high taxes
but was afraid to assume responsi
bility for the same, so they ; bor
red money without making any pro
vision for its payment, thereby
jeopardizing the honor of the Coon
ty. The Democrat# in order to
Bave our good' name had to assume
The bopka of the County Com
x . missioners ere \>pen to the public
M<. Breese pointed out, and Dem
ocrats and Republicans are urged to ,
-onsult the books and see how
,uch money was paid Mr. Scruggs !
( Brevard as chairman of the late '
Republican Borird of Cpunty Com
'mlssloners and how much has bean
paid George WdW ? of _ Bo?d__
traveling many times the distance:
ito render the same service on 'the ,
jiHeent -Democratic board. . 'The
'public ia invited fo compare the bills
rendered by these two gentlemeji
for the same service and draw
tJhe'rVown conclusion as to who is
trying to save the public money. 1
In conclusion Mr. Breese stated
- that while the -Republican we^e try
, ; ing to hold the Democratic party
responsible for the hard winter and
bad roads the Republicans are re
sponsible for the high taxes by the
records of their own books.
5 Mr. Breese's speech was heartily
applauded. ? ^ ,
* On m&tion of R. L. Gash it was
?' , voted that the chafrmap of the Conn
t? Ejcpcutive Committee* be elected
after the primary on the date fixed
for the official canvass of, the ~ re
turns and In* consultation' with the
- candidates. ?
Several pijecincts had not' orga-,
nizled on account of inclement
weather. These precincts havo
thirty days in which tq organize
and voters present at the conven
tion from these precincts were urg
. ed to g<> home and organize at once.
The" following delegates ' were e
lectrdto the State convention:
Miss Martha Boswell, Mrs. Will
Ray, W. A. Band, T. H. Shipman,
W. E. IJreese, W. H. Duckworth, T.
i, C. Henderson, R. L. Gash, Harro
son Case, Mrs. T. J. Wiison, T. E.
Patton, Mrs. Z. W. Nichols, Miss
Florence Kern, Mrs. A. B. Riley,
k L. Bell. G. L. Lyday, Eugene Alli
son. Riley Wilson, Otto Alexander,
J, J. Patton, Mns. O. L. Erwin, M.
W. Galloway, Mrs. John Cantrell,
Mrr. FreH Johnson, Mrs. John Max
well, T. H. Galloway, Jordan Whit
mire, Miss Minnie Gillespie, Mrs. L.
fr"' Powell, Mrs. Marsh Holliday. Mrs. C
?Vjjjl K- Osborne, Mrs. J. M. Allison.
On motion of J. L. Bell, deleg
ates. to the State Convention were
instruced to support Mr. Walter
MooTe as delegate to the national
Convention. Delegates were fur
ther instructed to support Miss.
May Jones for delegate at' large to
the National Convention
Mrs. C. C. Kilpatrick and Mrs.
E. F. Gillespie are visiting in Green
ville, S. C.
J. A. 'Ridley of Oafney S. C. was
a busin^Bs visitor in Sown th's week
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sitton an.i
son Mack have rotuir-d f > Bro -r '
after spending the winter in W r> ?
nf Gr->'nsk->ro V. ('
?fr viritin- h s F~. f*-" ;
Witn i^uvis-VfaUter Drug Co.
<<*?1 ki" ' ?
Rev. Richardson preached an ex
celfeht sermon Sunday at the M. E.
Mrs. James Nelson and two little
sona visited relatives at Pelier and
Greenville, S. C. last week.
: L. P.- Wilson is at home for a
short while, from the hospital where
he has Seen taking treatment.
' Mr. and Mffl- Hubert Edens are
the hflKOy parents of twin baby
bur^ corn April, 12th. _ ,
NorwtWH Bataon son of Alonzo
flation who attended school here
this, winter died Sunday morning
with pneumonia. Was buried at Mt.
Moriah cemetery Monday.
Mr. A.-O. Kitchens and family ar?
en joyiag their new Radio.
Sheriff Shlpraan and wife were
Rosman visitors Sunday.'
AN EASTER MUSICAL TREAT
? On ?next Sunday, Easter, at five
O'clock the choir of St. Phillips, as
?' cantata, the Story of the Resurrec
a cantata, the story of the resurec
tion. This' will be a treat to the
music lovers of Btevard.
Everybody is cordially invited to
The churph, as usual, will bo
Chamber Of Commerce Notei
Action on street signs has been
delayed by illness of Mayor and
aldermen. However, look out f6r
street -signs on street corners at an
early date. , ,
The committee ia still looking for
a! satisfactory available amuse men, 4
Views, advertising matter, and1
reading matter are comin gin every
week. The Manufacturers Record
is always interesting. So1 are many
of! the travel magazines. j
Account of the road machinery
exibition to be held near Greens
boro and Winston is both interest
ing 'and instructive. Already 34 j
carloads of road building machinery
| are on the way to , take p&rt inthiu
I Booklets , and reading matter as
! to Wishing and camping will inter- j
The "Road Majjs of the State arc'
doing good service. A liberal sup
ply on Jiand. ?*
Golf is still being talked about. I
' May the date for the game to start ;
1 be' early.
On April 22nd. the- Chamber of
Commerce will give a banquet at |
; the Aethelwold Hotel. Each mem- 1
; ber to bring one guest. For detai- ;
! led' information, consult the secre-!
? tary. Name of the guest you are !
j to take, report to Roscoe Nicholson j
The new sign will be across
i Main sy-eet in a few days.
j The members, in increasing num- j
. bers, are learning the a<lv&nta?;e3
of the Chamber of Commerce officc1
reading matter, maps, bulletin bo
Copy for the new booklet must
be finished in ? the next week.
Those pot members, who wish to
"climb on the band wagon", please I
If yoif have information for tV.e
secretary, phone 121. If you want
information, phone 121.
Entertainment At Little River
There will be a scho<A entertain
ment at the Little River school
house" April, 25,' 1924, beginning
7 :30 p. m., everybody is cordially
invitod to come.
BREVARD NATIONAL FARM
LOAN ASSOC1A . fON
The Brevard National Farm I-oim
Association has just received notic.
?of another large allotment of money
to be loaned to the farmers of Tran
sylvania county. Farmers wishine
to fund indebtedness or make im
provement' should avail themselves
of thi? opportunity of getting mm
? y i rate of interest for a
long it nvx term if ro desire. 1. Ap
"or - ilotmor.t mu't h'1
iercvi'1 by .'das l"t., IOC' T" >
%]-' Ti-nt on i - * t , ! o or 'c
C v. n,h?r;- . . ,'ri "? ,as.
I Brevard. \. I.
I hrve ftn old beok yellowed with
time, who*e title page reads: "A ta
ble of post office* In the United Sta
tee as they were Oct. 1, 1&30' by
direction of the Poet Mdster General
The next pagt rea<}?; "Rates of posi
tage established by Act of Congress
?if 8rd of March 1826 and the amen
tory act of 2nd Of March 1827."
"For any distance not exceeding
SO miles, 0 1-4 cents; over 30 roiled
and not exceeding 80 miles, 10
over 80 milea and not exceeding
160 miles, 12 1-2; over' 160 miles
and not exceeding 400 miles 18 8*4'
over 400 miles, .26 cents." These
rates applied to a lettetr -of "one
riece of paper," two pieces double
three pieces, triple, four pieces or
one ounce, quadruple. "A piece of
paper" yaa about 8 by 12 .j*V ca"e<*
"foolscap" f .Jf
There were two of^cesin >yhat is
now Transylvania: Cathey Creek
(Selica) Berj. Wilson, p. m. and
Claytonville (residence of E. B.
Clayton) John Clayton, p. m. Th?
first distance 'from Washington, 660
miles, from Raliegh, 296 miles; thA
latter 640, 286 miles respectively.
It was allowable to write on both
Bides of the "piece of paper"', but
the writer must be careful to pre
serve blank .space in the right place
for the address. Tht: letter being
properly folded, end addressed it is
ready for sealing. To say. today,
"seal your letter" means lick the
mucilage on the erveloce. and. pvesB
together, but in 1830, it meant,
dash for the broom draw a straw,
light in the the fire arid touch it to
candlewick, place in the flame a
stem of sealing wax about the len'.h
and size of A carpenter's pencil and
drop one or two drops on the unclo
sed space, pitess and the letter is
ready for mailing. Mailing means,
if you reside in Gloucester, Rosman
East "Fork, Dunna Rock or B
you step down, across or up to Sel.
ca and drop it in and if you reside
the louver part of the county1 you
will do likewise i nreference to Cla
In soc'alvcorrespondence it wa3
optional with the writer at which
end of the line the postage should
be paid: Those who used the stern
type introductior : "I seat myself
to write youa a few lines to let you
know we are all well, hoping when
they come to hand they will fine
you enjoying the same like blessing"
Generally allowed their letters to be
marked, "Postage due 6, 10, 12 18
or 25 cents," according to distance
Nothing, however, was 3aved for 'the
answer came back similarly marke;
Thc postage on busirc'.j letters to.
insure attatntion must be paid at
the mailing office. Thomas Hem
phill when he se~nt a copy of the en
try covering thei old Poor-house
place to the Secretary of State a'
Raliegh to secure a State grant pa d
three English six-pence coins,18 3-<l
cents. When the mail delivered the
grant he paid a like sum, so the pos
tage to and from Raliegh was 37 1-2
certs.^ Two "picces of paper"
would have been 45 cents,, 4 piecps
$1.50. To Washington, being over
1 400 miles, the postage both ways
would have been $2.00 for the 4
Wafers, little round di3ks about
the size and thickness of the little
I finger nail, was qute an improve
ment on the sealing wax process;
i they were moistened with 'the ton
'^ue and inserted,
| Not all our farmer pioneers cor
I do a neat mechanical job. While
they could weild axe, spade or mat
[tock dexterously or drive the bu'i's
eye with rifle, they wcrerot oft-.
! atlept in paper foldinc r.r.i: .er
treason grotesque samples pn?v> '
| throuTh the ma^. They v. er-;
j '-are- ef the fact and encouraged
Ith'tr ''?.Tii'*vtrrs to practice the rr"
I One of the pastimes fur the noo>
J n ?cho.il with the gir!s '-vn
[to f->'.d nieces of waste paner. Tea
ux an ! belle* in the'r !?|er.n:nirli"~
iv . * ? ? t ~ \v nirl' .
t-rr. th? !' !! h?nr into nrof '?
r.v.-.M-i'H't ; hy tvinor fiildinT. Po t'..
technique was :mprov:ng up to the
introduction of envelope* (call*4.!
i ::vf '..ipments* l?17-*0;- The in
troduction of en\ .-!ope.? and stamp*
with r?'iluct:or ?f po*tai.-c requir.ntf
prepayments was a jrrea* nrva-:v<'
made ir. affair*.
< * or.? ir.u^d on -'** 1
*?r R r nor ? t!** nr ?;? daurh
' ? r* " ."e v . ? n'.-' v
? At the Republican Congressional
i Convention held in- Bryson City
? last week, Lewis P, Hiqilin was J
.chosen by acclamation as candi
?date for Congress. ,
I This is the second time in succes
sion that the congressional candi
date has been chosen from Brqvard.
; Alfred H. Hampton was named |
alternate delegate to the national .
M. L. SH1PMAN ANNOUNCES
as Com J CBndidate re-election I
ae Commissioner of Labor and Prin
ting largely because of my desire to1
continue the program of ??????(
the usefulness of the Department!
and rendering it of more value
tizenship of the State. Distinct
forward steps to make the Depart
ment of real value to the public
have been taken during the period
I have served as commissioner and
its yefc greater possibilities for aer
vice are boing developed f
Thne du"es devolved by^ upon |
the Department are of siich charac
ter that my years of service as as
sistant commissioner, followed by
my tenure as commissioner, equip
me I b?!:eve,' to discharge those
duties more efficiently than could u
tence" Wh? hM "0t had 8Uch exper'
The work of the Department has
doubled several times since my con
nection with it, the direction of the
cooperative Federal and State free
employment service^ with local offi
ces in Ashville, , Charlotte, Winston
Sa'e?, , . Greensboro, Wilmington
and Rale:gh, has been added to the
duties of the .commissioners of the
new bureau of the Department for
the help of oUr deaf populat'on
was created by act of the last leg
islature and is functioning nicely,
( the gathering and compilation of
l&cte and stattotiea relati^ to -farm
ing and labor, mannufacturing '
mining, waterpowerss, etc. 'entail
greater labor each year, increase
in number and the widening sc^pe
of governmental departments, com
missions and agencies demand a
greater volume of printing, involv-1
ing more end more labor in super- 1
The industrial directory 'ssucd
by the Department is recognized as
a comprehensive exposition of the
State's industrial growth and the
principal medium through which a
knowledge of the' wonderful prog
ress of North Carolina is given to
the outside world, demand for th's
coming constantly from all parts of
the world; thousands of dollar:
(more than the operating ? cost of
!;he Department) are saved annually
to the State by' the extremely care
ful supervision of the public print
ing and the approved bus;ness ir.oMi
ods that have been introduced in
handling this important item o? gov
ernment expense; t:hou ands of the
unemployed, includipg hundreds of
former service men, have found po
s tionsj through ? the employment
division; many of the deaf have
lieen directed to situations which
Havs enabled them to establish
themselves in life since the develop
ment of the bureau for the deaf
under the supervision of the Depar
tment; yet but a beginning hat
Auditn? experts employed to
'heck the records o fall State de
nartments and introduce 'mproved
methods failed to find any errors
? n the records and could sucrirest no ?
improvement in the system in vo
ruo in th s Department. The?e ox
's'at- -1 that the Depart-.ien;
->f Labor and Printing was easily
r " "^cst effir'ent and vm-ft
^'conormcally administered of all
he ?tn -o riopart.nients.
' , ^ -"?''lent !s conducted on
-i" ' '? "ess nrincinles in the
? ??? ?-. .; ,,r i ;,e tpvmyrr^ ( "
. ' ' ~ " 1 (wh'ch is e>::iiv
eT- tc n-. ? .'.j, ..,i
"^"!ovi <i tn the ut
' i"i? h? P. ):irVri'n; a
?- -i-rry t-ron.l ' to
r ir> country, ?
N<"? por>o-.Tl i*r rr.lit'ral ela i*
? adv inn"! thi* announcriv.rrv
s .,.!*?f?lutpjy upon rr.v re
cord scrnnt. The p?.
s!< '' nr " hi eh I prir.> verv
* ? ? ?' off.ee holonc*1 to the
' '? ? 1 ar.v individual
' " v a ' 'he do-:- on of
? tr p State
v hnr0 ,.:-J r...
M. I.. SHII'MAN
The Democratic citizens of Hog
back townstyp met today in precinct
(neeting and elected T. C. Hender
son temporary chairman. Elzie
Cash elected secretary.
The following were electedTmem
bers ef the township executive com
mittee: .W. B. Henderson, Henry
McCall, E. A. Reid, Otto Alexander
Mrs. W. W. Ray, Mrs. J, T. garri
son, Messera M. 0. McCall, L. E.
Cash and T. C. Hender&op.
Delegates were appointed to the
county convention at Brevard, Apr.
12th. as follows: Elzie Cash, E. A.
Reid, Mrs. W. W. Ray, Mrs. H.
Miller, D. H? Lee, Oscar Whitmire,
and T. C. Henderson.
On mot'on made and carried the
delegates who attend , the county
convention were authorized to ap
point other .citizens who might be
present at the conventio nas dele
gates to fill the vacancies of" any
of the appo'nted delegates who
might fail to attend the meeting.
The precivct meeting then ad
T. C. HENDERSON, Chairman Pro
Tem., L. E. CASH, Secretary Pro
G. E. LATHROP
Brevard mourn# the loss of
G. E. Latb*-op who departed
this life Vliursday morning,
April 17, r.t nine o'clock.
The fiir.orp>! sorvices will be
held at St- Philips church Sat
urday at two o'clock.
The funeral party will leave
on the afternoon train for the
old home in Vermont where
the interment will take place.
.Owing- ta the approach of school
commencement and several . other
entertainments -which nave right of
wayf the projected Betterment en
tertainment which was announced
for April 25^ has been indefinitely
Mia* Lucille Clark Hat Resigned
Every precinct' in the county will
be sorry to learn that continued ill,
health has forced M!ss. Lucille Cla
rk to resign her position as Home
Demonstration Agent for Transyl
vania county. ? / " f
The prizes won by her club girls
have been proof of her efficient
work in that line, but she will be es
pecially remembered on account of
tl)e way she has sought out afflicted
children and taught their parents
how they might be made whole.
Thinking not of self she has tra
veled our country roads in all kinds
of weather often alone in the dark
hours of night to make the world a
better, happier place by making be
MisS. Clark's winning personal"
made a friend of every person v
whom she came in contact and a he
is sadly missed.
May she soon be fully' restored t$,
health and usefulness.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. oy Due
worth, a. son, April 12.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Mil
ler, a son, April 15.
All parking on Main Street be
tween England and Gaston will be
on and after May 1, in the middle
of the street
T. M. Mitchell, Mayor
There will be a "linen" shower
p vt.- f.,r -he Fvevard Hospital on
Tuesday aft -rno.-n April 22, fron-1
3 t . ? (i (/clock.
All are ur>:e ) to co-operate r.
th >? worthy cause atvl carry or
mt.-I to the Brevard Hospital on th<
? h'Av dr.to such nr,;c!<-? - ar? v.tit
-b!c for Hospital use; nnntely. shee
ts i quarter^ counterpanes (lieht
weifrht) pillow cases and towels.
Mrs. J. F. Znchary. Mr?. H. P.. Wal
ker. Mrs. .T. M. Alli-f - Mr-. O. L.
F.rw-.n, Con:, frort c lover's
TV- r-.t .--". a' r-cv.-.'.- are r-'-i >
" ! ?? \j ,y. T >1 M t
K)u r.'- i
THE PRAYER CORNER
' . V 1 . .
"The TemptaUons Of The Devil"
"The God.^f the world hath blind
ded the mindg of them which believe
not" 2 Cor, 4:4
"The temptation of. the Devil dif
fers from those of the flesh and of
the world, in as much as is the tem
I ptation of a person or an intellect
On this account it is the more dang
erous. The temptations of theflesh
and of the world are much the same'
to every one-to please self, and to
do as others do, but not so with the
temptations of the devil, which va- _ '
ries according to the condition, and
circumstances of each soul. The
devil adapts himself to individual
cases. Then the temptation of the
devil change, as we change, while
th!8 is true, nevertheless, all his
temptations fall under one of two
general heads, viz: the attempt to
mislead souls, or when .that fails, to
weary souls, of the first of these we
will now think. Satan tries to mis
lead by casting dust into the 'eyes
of the soul and so impair its vision
or by blindfolding the . soul and so
depriving, it of light. The charac
istic of blindness is that the sufferer
is in perpetual darkness and hence .
in constant danger Of losing the
way or coming to harm.
Persons who are blind live in -a
. state of danger and uncertainty "He
that walketh in darkness knoweth
; not whither he goeth."
| "Satans method is startlingly sim
pie by deceitful suggestions and fal
se illusions he deprives the soul of
light and then leaves it to itself.
The blinded soul cannot lind its
way to Heaven for it cannot see
his craft in robbing the soul of light ?
without telling the soul its loss"
What a strange yet pwful Bight
is that upon wh'ch the prince* of
darkness looks with such fiendish
exultaoin crowds of blind Souls mis
taking shadows for realities,, group
ip& about in the dark like the blind
men of Sodom, wearying themselves x
to find the doer an; riCTfir ?i:-.cling
? - ... -
it, blind souls coming face to face
with God, continually, yet never re
cognizing him, face to face with E
ternal truths, yet never knowing
them as a blindman in the street
passing his friends without being a
ware of it. On and on they go
towards the precipice not knowing
wi ther their ? feet are carrying
Let us go kgain to the greatEx
smplar, that we may learn how to
avoid the snare of satan. In the wiV
derness the prince of darkness came <
Ko our Lord striving to blind Him
by- the glare o'f earthly glory, again
the devil taketh Him up into an ex- - ?
eeeding high mountain and shew
eth Him all the kingdom of the
world and the glory of, them and
ssyetb 'unto Him, "all these things
will I give thee if thou wilt fall
down and worship me" The earth
ly glory was not what he sought, he
did not cjme for that and so refus
ing to fce dazzled or misled, he
answot d "'Get thee hence Satan, ..."
for it is written, thou shalt worship
the I ord thy God and him only ?
sha't thou serve"
f o let. me follow him who is the
Irijt of the world and let me take
h m for- my guide who never led
"Lord Jesus who canst save us be
cause thou wert tempted is all po'n
ts as we are, yet without 3in come
to us, we dare not live without thee
we nrfe trying to live without thee
the spfcit of evil within us, -persu
ades us ever away from thee, the
law of sin and death holds ' sway
over us but with what of our honrt
we own, we cry to tljee, come, come
pity our helplessness and come, be
more swift, oh more swift than our
temptations and come take th:s pra
yer th'r frasment of will arul r:<rht
eous desire and bless it and -increase
it as thou didst hle.-s and magnify
the bit of brehd"
"O save us from the temptations
of the evil one, who seeks' to mis
lead our : ou!s by casting dirt into
the eyes or blindfolding t.herr? nnd
so depriving them of !:rht, show
u? thyyvlf in thy controlling glory O
I thoi, trrent evnnipler, '.vho, when the
nv-.r.-e of djirknrss to t-hee, 1 '
striving to blind thee by the glare
of earthly glory, answered him ^
with burrire words of richteous in
dignation. "("><?? thee hence satan
for it is wr.tten thou >halt worship
i the Lord thy God and him only
shalt thou ?ervo" ?o may we ever
nrswer h n by thy h?!p nnd in thy
r; ???>. !:? tV- r.nme Lot;
wo a.-k it." amen. C. D. C