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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1924.
BONDS ARE SOLD
FOR GOOD PRICE
$300,000 of Town of Franklin
Electric Light and Power
Bonds Sold for Above Par
on October 30th.
October 30, 1924, will stand as the
brightest dayan the history of Frank
lin up to the present time. On that
day Franklin took the most decided
and far-reaching action that it has
ever taken. On that day Franklin
stepped from obscurity into promi
nence. On that day our successful
future was assured. On that day
Franklin's municipal power bonds to
the amount of $300,000 were sold.
On the 29th day of October bond
buyers began to arrive in our little
city. At the opening of bids on the
30th there were ten of these gentle
men present. From the time of their
arrival until the opening of the bids
a majority of the bidders tried to
create the impression that the propo
sition Franklin had to offer was a
dubious one. It was evidently their
purpose to muddy the waters in or
der to get the bonds as cheaply as
possible. No one can blame them for
so doing. However, our town board
was not to be stampeded. ..
When the bids were opened they
-were found to range all the way from
94 to 97.13. On motion of J. A. Por-.
ter, seconded by Tom . Angel, all bids
-were promptly rejected and the town
board then adjourned. After this ac
: tion by the city fathers quite a few
of the bidders. left town. Others who
. had begun to see the light or per
haps they had seen it all along re
mained. These latter gentlemen, rep
resenting Caldwell &, Co., Nashville,
Tenn., Marx & Co., Birmingham, Ala.,
and Walter, Woody and Heimer
dinger, Cincinnati, Ohio, asked the
city fathers to meet again on the af
ternoon of the 30th. At this meeting
the bidders representing the firms
mentioned above made a bid of par,
plus $100, plus accrued interest. This
bid was promptly accepted by the
town board and the deal closed.
League Holds Banquet.
Historic Junaluska Inn was the
scene of a brilliant gathering on
Thursday night when the Franklin
League of VYomen Voters held its
monthly meeting and banquet.
The dining room, gay with Hal
lowe'en decorations, was crowded to
. capacity. It had been necessary . to
. refuse tckets to a number of tardy
purchasers because of space limita-
tions. After a meal that did ample
justice to the famous Hunnicutt tra
ditions, Mrs. Sam L. Franks,, the ef
ficient chairman of, the league, called
the meeting to order ail dispatched
its routine business in a most capable
manner. Dr. C. D. Baird then ad-
. dressed the meeting explaining clear
ly and briefly the use of the new Aus
tralian ballot, . There is no excuse for
any one who heard Dr. Baird losing
her vote through incorrect marking.
Mrs. Lassie Kelly Cunningham then
introduced Mr. C. C. Buchanan, of
Sylva, who held his audience spell
bound with an address on. he duty
and 'privilege of voting. Mr(,,. Buchan
an dwelt upon the fact that iw moth
er, who has child's interest at heart
can afford to remain aWay from the
polls, , where the questions of , his
schools, roads, sanitary conditions
and laws under which he must live
are settled. That no Christian-woman'
can afford to ignore the challenge
to come out on the right side and
vote for those candidates and that
party wh stand for law and order.
He emphasized the fact that, since
-women, willingly or not, have the
franchise, if this country is to remain
a Christian country, a country where
liberty and justice are upheld, a coun
try that is a good place to bring up
-the young manhood and young wom
anhood of our nation, the thinking,
conservative, Christian women of . the
" country must come to the polls on
- election day and "say it with votes."
Mr. Buchanan touched briefly on
several issues of the coming election,
such as the road bill, made an appeal
for better schools and roads, told us
some of the wonderful things North
Carolina , has been doing in the past
few years, and" closed amid hearty
.applause. : '
The League then adjourned until
'its next month's meeting. The time
; and place of the next meeting will
be announced through , the columns
of this paper.
Vaccination Alone Will
Not Control Cholera
Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 3.-"Some of
our very best farmers have an idea
that vaccination is the sole solution
of the hog cholera problem and they
depend entirely on the immunity giv
en by this treatment for the protec
tion of their swine," says Dr. W. C,
Dendinger, in charge of hog cholera
control work for the State and gov
ernment agricultural agencies. Be
cause of this feeling of security,
these men, finds Dr. Dendinger, fre
quently disregard those factors re
sponsible for the introduction, har
boring and spread of this costly
disease. . ''
"There are two phases of the prob
lem," says the veterinarian. "First,
and of greatest i importance, is proper
swine management. This comprises
the practice of methods that will pre
vent the introduction, harboring and
spread of infection and if properly
observed, there will be little need for
"It is well known that without in
fection or the virus of cholera, swine
cannot contract the disease. This in
fection does not originate spontan
eously and is not borne through the
air. Therefore if infection reaches
the swine, it must be carried to them
in some manner. In another state,
investigations showed that there
were three factors responsible for the
introduction of infection into free
teritory. .These were the feeding of
infected pork in garbage or table
scraps, the bringing in of sick or ex
posed hogs and the abuse of the
double treatment. If, these three
things are controlled new outbreaks
of the disease can be prevented.
Therefore, this would spell the doom
of hog cholera.
"Once infection has spread to a
section, care must be taken to save
the hogs by inoculation and then to
prevent the spread of the disease by
isolating the sick ones. Those which
die should be promptly and properly
disposed of." .
Ell i jay Items.
Mr. Charlie Mincy and his daughter
Maud came home to spend a few days
with home folks. v
Mr, J. P. Moore, who is staying at
Franklin, spent the week end with
Mr. Fred Young is at . home from
unburst, N. C.
Mr. Albert came home one day last
week from Sylva, where he has been
Mr. Robert Amnions and his family
have moved to Gastonia.
Mr. Frank McDowell was visiting
his sister, Mrs,, Jack Moore, last
Mr. J. B. McDowell has bought
Mr. L. D. Norris' place.
Mr. Jack Moore went to Bessie,
N. C, one day last week on business.
Mr.. Jim Price, of Speedwell, was
visiting his mother, Mrs. Philip Price,
one day last week.
Messrs. Frank Williams, Willie
Crawford and Lyman Corbin left for
Gastonia last Thursday.
Miss Kate Henry left for Gastonia
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Alley, of Cul
lovvhee, were visiting Mrs. Alley's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Moses,
the hsb of the week.
Mr. Ernest Dills and Miss Clyde
Henry motored to Clayton, Ga., last
Saturday and were married. We
wish them a long and 'happy life.
Mr. Jno. T. . Henry had a corn
shucking Tuesday. All present report
ed a fine time and plenty to cat.
Rev. G. A. Goer filled his regular
appointment at this place Saturday
and Sunday, and preached an inter
esting sermon each day.
We are glad to see our Sunday
school progressing so nicely. . .
' Mr. Lige Smith, from. Tellico, was
a welcome visitor at Oak Grove last
We are sorry to learn of the illness
of Mrs. Carey Hall. Hope to see her
out again sOon. '
Mr. J. T. Carnes, of Stiles, was a
welcome visitor at Oak Grove Sunday.
Mr, E. I. Long made a business trip
to Burningtown Friday.
Mr. J u.l l cr.ho a ef made, a business
trip to Bryson City Saturday.
Mrs. Haskell Aruy spent the week
end with her parents, Mr, and Mrs.
S. M. Queen.
We are sorry to learn of so many
car accidents in oti"r section.
Mr9. Susie Duvall is visiting her
sister, Mn, Ezekiel Downs, at West's
Mill. r . ,v ' - -
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Burnett are
very sick at thiswriting. Hope they
will soon be out again. ,
TV0 CARS WRECK
Two FordsrWrecked Sunday,
One at Etna and the Other
at Double Branches Sev
eral Seriously Injured.
A Ford car driven by Will Lakey
from Bryson City was wrecked at
Double Branhces Sunday mornir.g
about 1 A. M. Lakey receiver! a se
vere laceration of the hand. There
were two other occupants of the car,
one of whom suffered a broken
shoulder. . His clothes were torn to
shreds. Wounds were dressed at a
local 'hospital, and parients returned
to Bryson City Sunday morning. The
car turned over twice and was com
A Ford car driven by the daughter
of Mr. Charlie Russell, of Etna, was
wrecked at Etna Sunday afternoon
when it suddenly turned off an em
bankment. Mr. and Mrs. Russell
were pinioned beneath the car and
were extricated with some difficulty.
Mrs. Russell suffered a fractured rib
with internal injuries. Mr. Russell in
addition .to a crushing injury of the
chest, received a severe burn of the
eyes when the sulphuric acid in the
battery box of the car empt'ed into
his face. Loss of sight may be com
plete Other children received minor
injuries-. After the injuries were
d'cssed the occupants of the car
were removed to their home.
Pine Grove News.
I spupose people will sleep some
now as election is over. But we note
same mighty long' faces since.
A revival is now going on at Pine
Mr. Ernest Dills and Miss Clyda
Hetiiy were quietly married last Sat
urday. Mrs. T. C, Dills is on the sick list.
We wish her a speely recovery. .
Mr. and Mrs, P. C. Gregory were
visiting in this section last week.
:Mrjohn Dills and family expect
to leave for Florida next week.
Mr. Ennis Tilson anl Miss Daffa
Sljook were married Sunday.
Mrs. Lewis. R. Ti'son motorel to
The pneumonia Kcmr. to be raging
about here. The doctors are kept
busy iip this way.
Mrs. Jim Houston is getting bet
Messrs. Bill Tilson and Lester Hol
land are here from Sunburst.
Mrs. A. M. Holland is reported on
the sick list.
Miss Frances Parrish spent the
week end with home folks., .
The friends. of Mr. A.'B. Moses will
regret to hear of his very serious
Quite a number of people in our
section are on the sick list.
Mr. Raleigh Sanders, of Hazel
wool, came after his family yester
day, They . have been visiting rela
tives here. - v , . ,
Misses Mae and Mattie Dendy, of
Gold Mine, are now staying with
their sister-in-law, Mrs. Sidney
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Moses, of Elli
jay, were visiting relatives at Walnut
Creek last Monday.
""Farmers'," are "you "standing, by your
county farm agent? If you 'do 'not,
you are lostl . There is no hope for
the poor dying farmer except in co
operation. We will be in worse bon
dage than ever if, we lose our present
county agent. - F. M,
Holly Springs News. -
Rev. Randolph, of Bryson City, de
livered an interesting sermon at Holly
A large crowd attended the baptiz
ing here Sunday.
Mr. Dewey Corbin is home from
Sunburst, N. C.
Mr. Jake Deal is home on a visit
from Lakemont, Ga.
Mrs. Harriett Higdon was visiting
her sister, Mrs. W. P. Deal, Sunday,
Mr. Julian Patillo, of Macon, Ga..
is spending a few days with his broth
er, Mr. R. E. Patillo.
Mrs; Sarah Kinsland spent one day
last week with Mrs. J. R. Franklin.
,T.!r.. Fred Dalton and Mr. S. D'.
Hamilton, of Last La Porte, spent the
week end with home folks,
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A Bit of Franklin's
History 69 Years Ago
Believing that the proceedings of
the town commissioners of Franklin
during the period just before the Civil
War will be of interest to our citi
zens of the present day, the Press
will publish in the next three or four
issues the proceedings of the town
commissioners at that time.
Pursuant to an act of the General
Assembly of North Carolina, ratified
the 10th day of February, 1855, enti
tled "An Act to Incorporate the Town
of Franklin," the Sheriff of Macon
County opened and held an election
at the court house in Franklin on
the day of October, 1855, for the
purpose of electing five commission
ers for the town, when J. M. Lyle,
John Reid, N. G. Allman, J. R. S'iler
and Jackson Johnston were elected. .
At a meeting of the commissioners
of the town of Franklin on the 12th
day of December, 1855, on motion
.!. R. Siler was appointed chairman
and J. Johnston secretary and treas
urer. Jonathan M. Bryson was
chosen as town magistrate and A. W.
Bell as constable. The commissioners
then passed the following ordinances
to be in force on and after the first
day of February, 1856:
, 1st. FoV running a horse race
through the streets for pleasure or
show the fine is not. to be less than
one or mqre than five dollars, at the
option of the magistrate.
2nd. For disturbing the peace, by
cursing, quarreling or using obscene
language on the streets or side walks,
or other vulgar behavior not less than
fifty cents nor more than five dollars.
3rd. For throwing fire balls within
the yillage, twenty-five cents for each
offense. , .
4th. For selling ardent spirits in
the streets or on the public square or
any other place within the corporate
limits, except at the usual or acthor
ized places the fine of five dollars for
5th. For all wood piles which .shall
be kept on the streets, side walks or
public square, five . dollars for each
day they shall so remain.
At a meeting of the commissioners
held December 14, 1855. it was agreed
that the following tax be laid to take
effect on the first day of April next,
For each pole, 10c.
For each $100 worth of property 75c,
'For each store, grocery or tav
For each officer, lawyer or physi
For each pleasure carriage, 25c,
.For each dog, 25c.
For each hog allowed to run at
large in street, 5c.
For each exhibition of natural or
artificial curiosity, $2.00.
Roane's Store News.
The farmers are making good use
of these pretty sunshiny days, plow
ing and getting ready to sow wheat.
Mr. W. If. Koauc Las been having
trouble vith a rising on his hand.
Tin children and their parents en
joyed -themselves at the school house
Friday night at a Hallowe'en party
given' by the- tea hers.
There wasn't as .large a crowd out
at Sunday -School 'Sunday as usual.
What's the ' 1 rouble, peopfe? Let's
don't get scared of a few frosty morn
ings. If we don't teach the children
now, when they get old it will be
Mr. James Frr.zier, of Rich Moun
tain, N. C, Was visiting -in this sec
Mrs. Fannie Silo r was visiting Mrs.
V. II. Roane Mondav..
On November. 1st the colored peo
ple of, Sugar Fork A.. M. E, ZEon
Church held a 'song service and en
tertainment for the purpose of rais
ing funds "with. 'which to paint their
church. Program was as follows:
Song by Liberty Sunday School
Choir, followed by Lord's Prayer.
Welcome Address by Supt.' Charlie
A lecture by John Jennings. Sub
ject : Building Up the Temple.
Old Jubilee Song By colored choiri
Committee on arrangements then
decorated the table with cakes, Chick
en, .'possum, sweet - potatoes, and
lemonade. An invitation was then
extended to 'come one, come all, and
eat and drink till you want no mo'."
Amount collected was $15.42. Ex
pense, 65c. Left in hand, $14.77. To
tal amount now on hand, $25.43.
Number of people present, white 30..
colored 60. ' .
Paint has been purchased and work
of painting the church will soon be
Experts from Raleigh and
Washington Here to As
sist County Agent Arren
dale in the Work.
Mr. D. L. James, Bureau of Eco
nomics, Agricultural Department,
Washington, D. C, a live stock
specialist, and Mr. V. W. Lewis,
North Carolina Division of Markets,
a live stock marketing specialist, were'
in Franklin this week assisting
County Agent Arrendale in making a
poultry survey of the county.. The
following is the gist of an interview
the Press representative had with
these men :
Both the national and state gov
ernments are intensely interested in
the farmers of Western North Caro
lina and have sent these gentlemen
here primarily to assist the farmers
in finding a source of income which
will last the year around. The farm-,
ers of the eastern part of the state
have solved this' problem. However,
conditions in the western part arc
entirely different. It is true that the
farmers of Macon County' have an
income from the sale of timber products-
Even now thb soutce of in
come is i.ncertain and in a few years
will ease entirely, Consequently it
is becoming imperative that farmers
in this section turn their attention to
other things and thus begin now the
foundation that will lead to a living
when the timber products have be
Under present conditions the farm
ers in this part of the state are un
able to keep busy at all times. Con
sequently their income is reduced by
the amount of time lost.
Both Mr. James and Mr. Lewis
have traveled1 over a considerable
portion of the county. They are
consequently enthusiastic concerning
the possibilities of this county in re
spect to the dairy and poultry indus
tries. A few cows and a few hun
dred chickens on each farm would
produce a continuous income through
out the year and would give the farm
er v;ork at all seasons.
According to Mr. Lewis few people
realize the extent of the dairy indus
try in the state. In 1923 there were
365,000 cows in the state, from which
were tealizcd $32,000,000.. Over 90 per
cent of, the dairy products of North
Carolina are sold in the state. And
yet thousands of pounds of butter,
clco and cheese are annually import
ed from Wisconsin, New York and
other states. Consequently a market
for dairy products is always assured.
The same. holds true for the poultry
industry. A market can always be
found. It is true that at certain
times of the year poultry and eggs
arc worth more than at other times.
Therefore our farmers should plan to
avail themselves of the high markets.
In. the first place, only pure bred
chickens shoull be raised. Eggs from
uch chickens are uniform in size and
color and bring more, on the market.
Early hatched pullets will begin lay
ing in October and produce eggs dur
ing the winter months when prices
are high. Likewise the males and
culls from early hatches bring high
prices as fryers in the early spring.
Waiting for the hens to become
broody is poor judgment.." In this cli
mate hatches from hens "are usually"
too' kite to get the fryers oil the J'.nr
kct when prices are 1'ih. The only
solution is to buy bal . chicks. This
method will start one ; ! at once with
pure bred chickens at 1 at the same
time get the chickens ; id eggs on the
market when prices are highest.
The state and national governments
are especially interested in having the
farmers use some system that will
produce the most from the efforts
expenled. The old hap-hazard way
of raising chickens, cows and other
farm products is, or should be a
method of the past. The farmer who
contnucs such methods cannot com
pete with the farmer who uses his
brain to augment his manual labor.
. New Hospital
1 In the spring Dr. F. Angel will con
struct in Franklin a new modern hos
pital Of 20 bed capacity at an approx
imate cost of $10,000. .The hospital
will be equipped with all the latest
appliances, including X-Ray machine