PASSING OF MR,
"Vjftir. Isaac Harkins, was born
July 28, 1843, and died suddenly at
* iHfs home near Brevard, N. C., No
' veirjber 12th', 1924. He 'Was there
fore in his 82nd year. He tiad \(e$n
in poor, health fpr "some time and
his sudden goin^ was constantly
feared. The shock to" his loved
ones was very great and their grriof
was very painful and touching. ? A
??; large number of friends and rel
tattves gathered at Cathey's Creek
church and. cemetery where he was
laid to rest, the services being con
ducted by the writer.
Brother Burkina was twice mar
ried. Feb. 22, I860, Jbe married
i Mjss 'M^rganet Nicholson, of Bre
vard. To thia ' union were born
Japies HarklnB, now of Central, S.
C., John Harkins, of Easley, S. C.,
Mrs. Ida Young, Brevard N. C.,
and William Harkins, who djed in
1012. Later he married Miss Na
omi Osteon, of Brevard. No chil
dren were born to this .marriage
but . the deep grief manifested by
the children and > grandchildren re
vealed that she wi^s a devested mo
ther to them all. The deceased ?for
merly lived in Kfidxville, Tenn.,
but has resided near Brevard for
:jr .? the past 27 years.'
C 'I . While young he was converted
and joined thb. Methodist church
and remained true and faithful
i through a long life. He1 left a
bright. testimony , .and assured
loved ones that he was ready to go.
How fortunate 1 This1 iB the; best
part of it all., What shall it prpfit
a man tf he- should &aintlie whole
Kv world and lose his own soul. Lo^sd
gi ones yoa grieve ,not without hotfjg
You know where to find Fathi
and God grant that all may
(live that the union may be w
plete and the ? circle unbroken. May
R&'; the grace of God comfort jone and
all In this sad hour.
> , ... ? E. R. WELQH.'
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EARLY MORNING WEDDING
E^rly Monday in the chill pre
ceding the dawn of a froaty
orning Register of Deeds Rol
d Owens, and his more that bet
half were awakfehed ,by a
' pounding Sport tlieir front door. ".
The visitor was , adpjtted, and a
roaring flrfe "made ?or his coinfort.
When he had became thoroughly
? warm he' recalled ' nfe , errand and
stated that ho had.' some friends
waiting outside ?' for a "marriage
. license, .
It ilooked like a runaway ,matcli.
The party Joft Tuckaseigee, Jack
son County;. . at 2:00 a.m., and,
j? drdve here some . time' ' before
dawre. After spending- about tWo
' boors at . the Owens home on
Caldwell street, they proceeded to
the court* house, a license was pro
cured. Rev! .Wallace Hartsell, pas
tor of the Baptist church, was sum
moned and Mr. Fred Ashe and
Miss Etha Mid die ton, b^th of
-? VTuckaseigee, were pronounced man
and wife. Mr. and Mrs. Ashe werfi
accompanied on. the trip by Mr.
Sherman Phillips, , of Wolf Moun
't tain and a young lady wbose name
t', we were unable, to learn.
Little Vfilma Reece, daughter of'
Mr. ?nd Mrs. Walter Reece, got
her finger cut off Thursday.
Misp Bessie Watkins, who is in
training at the Mission Hospital at
Asheville, spentt the week-end with
We are triad Claude Glazener one
of our Rosman boys, won scholar
ship at Raleigh State Colege.
Mtv Charlie Moore went squirrel
hunting in Gloucester, killing 41.
lie reports they are plentiful.
Mr. Eustjs Kirk, of Georgia, was
a . town visitor Saturday and Sun
day td see MisB Bird Jamison.
They motored to Brevard Saturday
night to see "The Girl of the Gol
Miss Dolly Galloway, teacher at
.Little River, spent the week-end at
the home of Mrs. A. 0. Kitchins.
Friends.are glad that Dr. English
lof this 'place, is improving.
' Mrs. Jack Eldridge and Miss
Wilkinson went to Brevard shop
,ping the latter partof the week.
Mf. and Mrs. Jess Galloway are
the proud owners of a new "Chev
rolet coupe." >
, The Misses Fritz, Walburn and
Cain, teachers here, motored to
Asheville Saturday, reporting a de
. ' > !
Misses Mazie and Letha Moody
have . been" visiting , relatives in
Greenville, S. C.
Misses Azlee and Jewel Justus
attended the ' baptizing" at Horse
flMoe:; Sunday morning.
was a large crowd . at
jpjjided rthe singing at Blantyre
Mr. C.'.E. Blythe is r^nning^ a
revival at Boylston this ^.Weak. .
Miss' Mattie Hamilton' visited her
cousins Misses Lillian and Rephella
Scott, Sunday. ' .
' Mr. Highman of Little Rjverr,
preached at Blantyre last .Sunday
SHOWEFN FOR MISS SLEDGE
Mrs. O. L. Er win's entertain
ment for Miss Mary Sledge, bride
elect, was one of the prettiest? par
ties ever given in Brevard.
The Erwin home is especially
adapted for entertaining. The
color scheme of green aand pink
was beautifully carried out in the
decorations and all appointments.
; The- guests were : received by
Mrs. Erwin, ( Mrs. Sldgq, Mrs. Pat
ton and Mrs. Shackleford, herself a
recent bride, and ushered into the
hall and living room.
When all had assembled the
doors of' the music room N were
thrown open and there.. was seen a
bewitching, little Cupid by a green
moss covered well. Cupid at once
ran out with bow and aarrovt. and
finding Mary Sledge led her,'
wounded, to the well. There Miss
Sledge drew from the well bucket
after bucket of lovely presents
while Miss Dorothty McKee sang
"The Old Oaken Bucket," and
cupid stood poised on the well curb.
After all the. beautiful gifts hatl
been drawn out and admired, seven
tables of Bridge, were arranged
and the game was played through
?the remainder of the afternoon.
At the close of the gamte re
freshments were served. *
i The girls in their bright frocks
were* a lovely bunch of rose buds,
i Miss Sledge's golden blond beauty
;Was enchanced by ? sr~ handsome
\gown of green beaded Canton
"OUR AUNT FROM
CALIFORNIA" AT HIGH
On Friday following Thanks- 1
giving the Girl Scouts will present j
,at the High School Auditorium two
one act plays. The first is entitled '
"The, Home of the Class." The
scene' is laid in a girl's school and
has some tense dramatic situations.
The second play, "Our Aunt
from California" uproaringly
An evening of enjoyment is
promised all who nttt>nd.
The proceeds will be used toward
a camping trip for the girls next
summer. Scout life is largely con
cerned vrith the great outdoors,
though this is only one of the
many fine thinjrs ir.rluded in
Mrs. Agnes V. Samuel, of Or
lando, Fla., has bought a seven aqre
tract of land west of Brevard, near
the Probarte Road, just a short
distance outside of the town lim
its. There is a fine Building site,
-commanding a magnificent view of
the surrounding mountains, and
several acres of woodland. 'This is
?a part of the old Sothern tract
and was purchased several years
ago from Mrs. D. B. Hancock, by
Miss Mary Blitch, who has tjow sold!
to Mrs. Samuel.
Mrs. Samuel will at once build a
summer home here.
This is the section of town which
already has a large colony of
In order that each person jriight.
have a. chance to pay up, the clos
ing of the Books of the 76 Millionj
Campaaign has been extended un-j
til December 31st. Every pledge
should be p^id in full by this date.
Each pledger is responsible to
Gpd for his pledge and unless you
can honestly befote him ' cancel
your puege you are under obliga
tion' to pay it. May we not jtaakei
/the grea't) mistake of closing thej
channel through which blessings'
will flow into our lives by neglect-1
ing oulr part in the Kingdom'^
.s - . .
There will be a
gi*en at Penrose School
jjuday night, November
TKere will be sanl
pies and many
There nttle ~ Enter
tainment MVP in. ^connection with
the supper. ' proceeds will be
given to tn^Khurc^ in order to
help buy a piano
BUY YOUR CHAISTMAS . . . ? *
? SEALS AT HOME
If 'Tuberculosis Christmas seals
are received from State Head
quarters and the money for them
sent direct there this county will
lose the seventy-five cents of every
dollar which is needed here to help
In former years prominent men
have secured seal s and h^ve sent
the money for them to State Head
quarters, The State and National
Associations are doing good work
with the money, but our part is
'i L ' ' ?
The November meetjng of the
Betterment Association has been
postponed to the first Monday in
December. This will probably be
the last meeting of the year owing
to the holiday season. It will be of
unusual importance and every
ber is urged to be present.
The Elson pictures purchased
from the proceeds of the Art Ex
hibition should be there by that
time, as they were shipped from
Boston last week. These will be in
teresting, but this is not the im
portant business referred to.
The third session of the Tran
sylvania County Singing' Conven
tion will be held at Cherryfield, on
the fifth Sunday, November 30.
The program is as follows:
10:00 ? Convention called to order
by President Truette.
Arrangement of claasses.
10:1f> ? Song service by Jerry
Devotional exercises by the pre<- '
idont. Reading of minutes of
10:30 ? Alternate singing by the
various classes that may be i
,11:45 ? Quartette by the Mills
River Quartette. Address by
I Hon. C. B. Deaver.
1 ? Devotional exercises by
Rev. F. R. Welch. Sinv'itu:. Bre
1 :45 ? Conventional sir.irir.g.
3.00 ? l.'.iMnesr- .-icssion.
3 -lO?Adjo..: ,
.? 1. WRIGHT
w, < . yf< I
SGIRLS wanted to
I JOIN THE BAND
v Mr. P. J. Cutter, who has dor)0
Ituch wonderful' work with the
?Transylvania Municipal Iiand itf,
planning yet larger things. He
wishes about fifteen girls to join
the band, taking up the cornet;
clarinet and saxaphone. Girls with
some knowledge of music, Mr. Cut
ter says, can goon learn to play b
' This would enlarge the band to
f fifty members. It is the dream of
pur ambitious bandmaster to have
| the largest concert band in North
Carolina. Let's back him up. A big
band will mean other big things.
AT THE METHODIST CHURCH
Last Sunday was a gala day. Thfj
Sunday School was unusually en
thusiastic both in attendance arid
collection. Dr. Zachary is proving
already 'to be the right man in the
pight place, and with Henry Rap
son as his valuable assistant is
.putting pep and wisdom into the
new administration. We bespeaji
for them loyal co-operation ah
support. That larg^ Men's Bib]
Class, taught by brother Welc
(Galloway, had forty-two in a1
4ance. Every man in town not 1'
Sunday School ought to be in ?h
class. The congregations at ^ bot
services were unusually large ail
signalized by the power and den
onag-ation of the Spirit. Three a;
jfegfons at the morning service ar
^p.jthc evening service twelve a<
KM Chri^ajidten ptheMaskaj
por prayers. * 1 r
V. Mrs. Goode and Mr. Wayland ad
ded much to the occasion. She is a
great pianist ' and he sang two
beautiful selections. Both have con
sented to remain lover and take
part in both services next, Sunday.
This ought to guarantee another
ilarge crowd. In the morning the
ipastor will preach on the "Mother
Eagle's Babies." In th^ evening the
services will be evangelistic.
All togther for a great Sunday!
, ? ? x
.There is a needy and worthy |
family in Brevard. We want to I
help them aH we can. Any thing '
to eat will be appreciated. A box
will be in the Methodist church
Vestitbule all day Sunday. Drop
your packages in the box, also any
"money you can give ? drop' it aho
in the box. This family has had
sickness for a month and doctor
Jbills, etc., are nearly $200.00. Let
us all help. ?
? E. R. WELCH, pastor.
NAVAL RECRUITING ^ _
The United State's Navy has re
turned recruiting. W. Stewart, re
cruiting officer from Washington, t
D. C., is ^iere and can usually be
found about the Post Office. (
The Navy wishes young men >
from the age of 17 to 35 year's, j
The recruit has the opportunity !
for learning any one of twenty- j
two trades, rr with a high school ?
education and one year in college
has the chance of being one of the "
ucky one hundred boys that are ap
pointed each year from the fleet
for young officers in the Navy.
If he doesn't pass the officer's ex
amination, he can select one of the
trade schcols at Hampton Roadi. I
Va. "After his four months training
he goes home on ten days leave and
can return to any of these school" '
or if he doesn'e care ftir a trade
school he can go to sea on one of
LV.sk- S.v.-.-'c ?~S 000.000 homel
and travel the world over.
One boy, Edgar Moss Blackweli
of East Flat Rock, was shipped o.j
to Hamptrfn Roads for ,'our mo:\lV.
training. He preferred going in;'. .
Navy to working in the hosiery
mill at Ea:it Flat Rock. ^
Another boy, Clyde Atkins Mc
intosh of East Flat Rock, is wait
ing for order? t > gi> as his p.i n. ? r
have been sort in to Jirndount tcrs.
Officer Stewart will be hi r j or.;;,
a few days.
Or. la*t Thursday morning a
Hitdsi-n cecich .ir.v?<n by Mr R. E.
Patton of Davidson River, and r.
l'ord ti.ur.ic rar driven by Mr
V..-*! % * ? worth of Little R*ve~
n'li ? : :.t t\e r .?? ? ? f Prfhar!
?.v?. \Y nr.? w.i
I ..Uit .. .. r j.: v -? ('or.tr.
Education week brings home to
Americans the astonishing fact
that this country ranks highest
among enlightened nations in per
centage of illiteracy. The Better
Schools League calls timely atten
tion to the amazing fact and
gives these figures in proof:
Percentage of illiterates (per
sons ten years of age or over un
able to write in any language, not
necessarily English) in the United
Mates, 6; Germany, two-tenths of
?,ent; Denrnar><. two-tenths;
Switzerland, five-tenths; England
1 and eight-tenths; France, nearest
to the United States in this discred
itable showing, stands only 4 and
nine-tenths per cent. Illiteracy is
not confined to any one section of
our country but it is heavier in
rural communities thap in larger
cities. Nor is it to be attributed to
the foreign-born for thefre are ,
twice as many native-born illiter
ates as tho3e of alien birth.
There are two major reasons for
this condition. First, failure of too
many communities to realize the
importance of education and -to
subordinate their (support for les
ser civic enterprises. Next, the
lack of accessibility to school in
sparsely sattled communities. The
Better Schools League is working
in co-operation with rather than in
competition with the( other existing
national organizations' in its effrts
to maake attainable improvement
in individual situations. Thuii aid
organizing the best moans for fi- '
nancing, equipping .and conducting
schools )<? given a clearing house
for the school activities of the na
tion is provided; and an agency fa
miliar with the problems both of
city and country schools is at
One of the obstacles deriving
the younfe of a fair educational
start in life is inadequacy of school
funds.' It seems strange, says thfe
Better Schools League, that' at a
time when we are beginning to es=
timate the real worth of things any
community should be so indifferent
in its support of its schools. Only a
failure to realize what education
meajis can explain such indiffer
ence. It seems so obvious that our
schools are the .instruments with
which we build Americahism and
breed better Americans; that they
are our first line of defense against
ignorance and anarchy; that they
bring to our youth the equipment,
and training for greater ability and
usefulness. , . ? /
Our educational system, .nation
ally, ii fine. Communities, how
ever, which do not measure up to
our national standaard and intellec
tually starve their young are con
tributing to educational delin-'
quincy. Our public schools are a
common'- interest; they benefit all.
Therefore, to make them easily ac
cessible is a duty for which every
man and woman is responsible. The
means to develop better minds and
healthier bodies should be neither <
denied nor stinted. Community in- j
terest in educatioon should either
be aroused or kept keenly ali[ve.
Schools must not be put on starva
tion rations. No tax money can be
more usefully spent than for edu- '
cation. Such communities as find'
the local burden too great have a
remedy in legislative measures to
equalize school revenues. Leaders
in every community should realize
that makeshilft schools are a crime ;
insanitary schools, a menace; poor
equipment, a waste.
The country school is probably
the richest field for ? improvement.
The 1920* Census shows one state
with 69,000 illiterates, 60,000 of
whom are in the rural districts. Is
it an;- country boys
and girls are lured to the cities
where their cravaing for better ed
ucation can be gratified? Country
school districts can shut off the
stream flowing to the cities by sup
plying modern educational facili
ties. W.iore the need is for aid and
counsel of those experienced in
school administration these are
easily to be had.
The probe m of school improve
ment is purely a local one. If there j
is insufficient provision it is the
fault of the community. We are
livinfr in a period of higher costs,
but incomes are larcer too. The
community should adjust itself to
the new order of thinps. Education
if the cheapest thine it can buy. '
Education ,V eek is a pood time to!
take Stock of :?>.u conditions and)
outline poi:.-ies cf improvement.
THE PRAYER CORNER
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THE CHAMBER OF SILENCE
"There is a Chamber of Silence in*
every human heart. Here oyr secret
thought* lie hidden away/ known
only to ourselves and the Great
Author of our being. Into*, this
Chamber we retire when in great
joy or Borrow; we seek its seclusion
when baffled or defeated, success
ful and happy. What we think
while there influences ' our whole
"We can scarcely understand our ->
own motives often; there is a mys
terious something within us which
peems to govern our actions and
we obey, as it were, an unseen
voice. I think we are in 'close kin- ' >
ship with the associations of that :i\
secret heart chamber. If our ijj
thoughts are pure and ennobling, ' '
?we carry about v/ith us the re
flection of these in good deeds; but
if they are not, our influences can
not be wholesome.
"Oh, this Silent 'inner life! It
lies revealed to the eye of God; the
world sees but a glimpse of it, but ' ,
let us keep our hearts so ? clean' and
true that we need never fear * to
have our secret thoughts known.
"The fight that each man fights " -?r
behind his chamber door for cour
age and for patience and for J
faith, he fights, not for himself ?' v
alone, he fights for all mankind, he \
fights as one who is a helper, of his * ?&j
friend, as a good brother ofj that , /;?
One, who, in little v Gallilee, ob
scure, almost alone was wounded ' '? .
for our transgressions and bruised
for our iniquities, and wh#, upon ' r
the Cro33 bccame the' Burden Bear
er of the Human Race.". , .
i A Prayer <
The Chamber of Silence
O Lord God, ' Thou knowest the
secret of our hearts. There is no
secret hidden from thee, Trtnt.
eye is in every place beholding the
evil and the good; in the Chamber
of Silence, in our silent inner l>f?.
Hallow the Chamber of Silence to ;*?,
us, sanctify to us our silent inner
life, for without Thee we . pan do' ''
nothing, der.~ Sav!.:i",' tic '.!i?ng '.hat
is good or wholesome. But abiding
in Thee Thou wilt be to us strength
in our weakness, love in our love
lessness, ferace and beauty in our .%
ur.comeliness and we shall hear a , .
word behind us; the voice of The
Spirit, saying, "This is 1 the way,
walk ye in it." Oh, this 'silent inner
4ife, 0 God, it only^ies revealed to
Thine eyej the world sees but a r.
.glimpse of it. Help us to keep ou^
hearts so clean and true that .we
need never fear to have our secret
Enable us to figtjt the fight that
each one fights behind our chamber
door for -couraage and patience and
for faith, not for ourselves alone,
but for all mankind as those who
are helpers of our kind and blood
brothers and sisters of that One,
who, fn little Galilee obscure, al
most alone, was wounded for our
transgressions and bruised for our
iniquities, and who, upon the Cross
became the Burden Bearer of the
Race, Jesus Christ, our Lord and ,
- C. D. C.
'' ' .
ARE SHOT NEAR
There was considerable excite
ment on the street Wednesday
afternoon when news was received
of a serious shooting affray near
Lake Toxaway. As usua 1 first re
ports were much exaggerated.
. It is said Officers Ben Draper of
Ashev!lle and Wilke Orren of this
county, when near a still were
fired upon by blockaders and re
turned the fire. Draper was serious
ly wounded, having a bullet in
the lung. He was brought to Bre
vard Hospital. It is^now thought he
may recover unless complications
ensue. Orren was also shot in the
side but his wound is not at all
United States Commissioner A.
E. Hampton went at once to the
scene. Marshal Brownlow Jnckson
of Asheville, was notified and pro
ceeded to the scene with other of
ficers. Asheville bloodhounds were ,
used in the search for the hlock
As we go to press no arrests have
beer, made but it is expected the
hlorkad^r* w 11 he cr. red as their' '
identity is known.