' Fr.AKF.LIN HAS' '
Elevation of 2,250 fee.
Municipal power dam.
Water supply from a well
750 feet deep.
MACON COUNTY HAS
Seventeen peaks over 5,000
Twenty-seven peaks be
tween 4,000 and 5,000 feet in
FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1926.
I ? x KEr cur OF the mountains!
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11 J. TRITT BUYS
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Former Presbyterian School
Property Sold By f Jos.
Ashear to Florida Citizen
Summer Hotel Planned.
Mr. J. W. Tritt of Daytona Beach,
Fla., has purchased from Mr. Jos
Ashear the Morrison school property
six miles south of Franklin on the
concrete highway No; 286. Thjs prop
erty consists of several buildings and
27. acres of land. The property, in
question was formerly used as a
school and oprhanage under the own
rship and control of the Presbyter
ian church. Rev. J. Q. Wallace had
fnarge oi tne scnooi until tne ex.igen
cies of the -world ' war caused ' its
Abandonment, Some months ago the
church sold the ground and buildings
to Mr. Jos. Ashear of Franklin, in or
der to obtain funds needed at "the
" Maxwell 'school on the Cartooge-
. chaye. ' ..' V.
Mr. Tritt will 'make extensive . im-
the buildings and utilize them during
the coming season as a summer hotel.
This will be quite a bit of help as all
available housing facilities will be
badly needed ' within a few 1 short
Mr. Tritt is an experienced dairy
man and has been engaged in this
line of work for th, past five or six
years at Daytona Beach He plans
to keep a sufficient number of eows
en ; the farm, to supply , his guests
with milk and butter. Mr. Tritt will
also raise all. truck necessary for tar
tie use at his hotel.
The water supply comes from a
bold - mountain'. sptfnig ; located i near
thei Punch Bowl, more than ICQ feet
above the hotel .
, At te suggestion oi xar. uene
Johnston of-Daytona Beach, who is
an extensive property Owner in, the
county, Mr. and Mrs. Tritt came to
Franklin last week to look over the
situation here. So delighted were
they with -conditions they immediate
ly bought the property mentioned
above and will hereafter become per
manent citizens of the county.''
Mr. and Mrs. Tritt left" Franklin
last Friday for , Daytona Beach to
close out certain business affairs
there. They expect to return to
Franklin by the last of this month.
Before leaving Mr.. Tritt made ar
rangements to have the lawn at the
Morrison school planted to grass. It
is' expected that ' carpenters and
plumbers will also be busy there dur
ing his absence.;1 ." !
This deal was made through Mr
E. C. Kingsbery and' Mr. W. Koy
Carpenter, local real estate agents. .
Franklin and Macon county extend
mi wplromo to' Mr. and Mrs
, a "
Tritt. ; : - . j
Mountain City Hotel
Bid Off At $15,001.00
Sheriff L. F. feickman, receiver for
the Mountain City hotel property, at
ktnnnism. fitv. snlfi that orooertv
last Tuesday for $15,001.00 to Mr. W.
L. McCoy of Franklin. ..
The Mountain City hotel is onf of
the most valuablt pieces of property,
in Mountain City, and judging from
the spirited bidding . at the sale, there
was a good demand for the property
Col. J. T. Davis, bidding for. himself
.and Mr. V. A. Green had gone their
limit, $15,000, when the bid was raised
Jr,nte dollar' and. Mr. McCoy became
fthe owrter. Clayton Tribune.'
Another Big Realty Deal
. Last week Mr. John Davenport
sold the Gold Mine property on the
upper Cullasaja to Mr. W. D. Bayley
of Springfield, Ohio. This tract con
sisting tof 260 acres h4s , been in the
Davenport family for many years.
Mf. Bayley did not even take the
trouble;!, to go to see the land, but
purchased it on orar description and
from 'photographic views. Neither
did C Haggle yvci uic yi ".c aim ac
cepted the first offer made.
Mr. Bayley is a brother-in-law of
Mr. Joseph Hyde Prat of Asheville.
. He intends to develop the Gold Mine
tract and make it jnto a magnificent
summer estate. It would be difficult
to find a more suitable place for a
summer estate tha na site on the up-,
per Culiasaja. , , ,' ' ,
Auto Hosts One-Sixth as
Great as U. S. Population
Comparison of Automobile and Humaa Population
'9 190V 1910 1915 1920 I92 Population
ffiffiSf ' " ." ao.000,000
j2.ooo.wa. J " - ' ., ' ' ' ' , , . A f... izamuoa-
. rf I 7"' :
S.000.0O0 -i 0 m' 'fA 9O.OOO.00O
-.008.000- . '. i f- .80,000 000
.1.000,000. ' ' yi !t ... - JO,O00.000
IT'S a far cry from the full skirts, wasp waists and leg q' mutton sleeves of
twenty-five years ago, but we have traveled also a long way front the
two-cylinder gas wagon of 1000 to the high-powered motors speeding over out
highways today, declares the Stewart-Warner Safety Council.
A quarter of a century ago there was one automobile for .every 9,500
people in the United States. Ten years ago there was one automobile for every
88 people, while today the motor population Is one-sixth as large as the human
population, or one car to every six people. This rapid growth has put the
automobile as foremost among American Industries, but It has also produced
a fearful menace to the public, points out the Safety Council which hns for its
purpose the prevention of automobile, accidents. A vigorous campaign of
public education must be pushed if annual rate of automobile fatalities U
te be reduced from 22.000. ;
T. W. ALEXANDER
Thomas W. ' Alexander! district for
ester, tendered his resignation to the
state department of conservation and
development yesterday afternoon by
wire. Mr Alexander has been in
charge of this "district for about one
year, and his resignation is to take ef
fect in 30 days. He has been very ac
tive in, ihe prevention of forest, fires
and in the work, of his department
Several organizations have been per
fected in the service of forest fire
control since he has been district for
ester, one of them being a coopera
tive association at Andrews, one of
the first of its kind to be organized.
Mr. Alexander will become con
nected with the Chimney Rock cor
poration in the capacity of forester
aud general supervisor of the 8,400
acres of forests i that belong to the
Chimney Rock corporation. He will
be stationed at Chimney ; Rock and
will have control of all preservation
methods in connection with this val
uable forest. This forest that Mr
Alexander is to have under his care
is valued at $1,000 an acre and ex
tensive, preparations are being, made
for its, care. Mr. Alexander will as
sume his duties at Chimney Rock
about May 10. Asheville Citizen.
Confederate Veteran Passes
Mr. Z. P. Cabe, 88 died at, his home
at Otto, March 29, after a long and
useful life. The deceased was a
staunch defender of the Lost Cause
having served four years at the front
in defense of his beloved Southland
Born and reared in Macon county! he
had innumerable friends who will re
gret to hear of his passing. His be
loved1 wife passed tp her reward 12
years ago. The deceased is survived
by the following named sons and
daughters : Mrs. William Howard of
Tryphosa, Mrs. A. B, Bradley and
Messrs. D. P. Cabe, C. R. Cabe and
J. E. Cabe, all of Otto. The remains
were interred at Asbury cemetery
March 29, where an immense throng
assembled to pay a tribute of de
served respect to. the departed one
Rev. Rota n officiated at the funeral.
Death of Mr. A. L. Welch
Mr. A. L. Welch, 59, a prominent
and respected citizen of the county
died af his home April 2, 1926. Mr
Welch was of a , sunny disposition
and leaves a Jiost of friends through
out the county to mourn his passing.
The deceased is survived by his widow-
and nine children. The family
wish to return thanks to all who
were so kind and thoughtful during
the sickness and death of this good
On Balsam-Sylva Part
Of Highway to Atlanta
The work of sub-grading and con
creting ithe Balsam-Sylva section of
highway NplO, which runs from
Asheville to Atlanta via Murphy, has
begun it was learned here last night.
Nance 'and Overstreet. contractors,
of Roanoke, Va., who have charge of
the work, began pouring concrete at
the east border of Sylva, last Tucs
day morning, and another firm to
which the contractors sub-let the four
miles from Balsam to Willits, has be
gun work on this part of the high
Way, and the contract provides 140
working days in which to complete
work, it is stated. W, M. Brown, of
Sylva, who has the contract for
building the bridges and culverts, has
nearly completed his part of the work
ft is reported, and a latg force1 has
(een put on the sub-grading and con
creting projects, with a view of rush
ing the wrk through wUl all possi
ble speed. T -'
The detours, where the workmen
have the road blocked,' are reported
to be in excellent shape in spite of
the recent rains, and' trips over this
road may be made with comfort, ii
was said by one who drove ta Ashe
ville from Bryson City today. '
; With the completion of this sec
tion of the road there will be a con
tinuous hard surface from Asheville'
to Bryson City, with the exception of
about five miles in Haywood count;
between Candler and Canton.
The short loute to Atlanta which
branches from route NoJO at Dills
boro and-runs by Franklin and Cor
nelia, Ga., vvilh be hard-surfaced from
Dillsboro through to the Georgia line
in about twelve weeks, when the con
tract for the section on this side of
Cowee Mountain, which is now under
rapid construction, is completed, it
is announced. Asheville Times.
Young Buys Tract
Through Mr. M. D. Billings, Mr. E'.
J Young of Chapel Hill has purchased
from Judge John Autrey a three-acre
tract on Highway No. 286 just north
of the lesidence of Mrs. J. E. Hurst
near the city limits. This tract fronts
about 800 feet on the highway and
within the past fewmonths has been
sold three times, the price at each
sale being approximately double that
of the preceding one. The considera
tion in the last sale was announced as
$.3,500. . V;..
It ' will be remembered that Mr
Young' and Prof. Weaver sometiiae
ago purchased the W. W. McConnell
farm on the. lake a mile below tpwn.
Quite a number of citizens of the cen
tral and eastern parts of the state are
investing 'in Franklin real estate
Franklin extends a welcome to one
CLEAN UP VEEK
FOR OUR TOWN
Town Board Designates
Week Beginning April 1 9
As Clean-Up Week-Citizens
Asked to Co-operate.
Franklin is seeing strange and un
usual sights this week. Hardware
stores are doing a rushing business
selling rakes. Old ragged overalls
have been dug up out of long forgot
ten' chests. Doctors have been kept
busy perforating blisters. Drug stores
have had an unusual.run on adhesive
tape. The junk man is oiling up. his
bell preparatory to a continued din
next week. ' Arthur Pannel has put
two gills of oil and a pint of gasoline
in his truck and is rarin' to go. Men
who haven't done a lick of manual
labor in 25 years have been seen in
their back yards with rake and broorr
Good church members have beer
heard cussing growing piles of tin
cans. Children have had picnics in
huge piles of leaves, An Indian pass
ing through town read strange smoke
signals from fires on a hundred prem
ises.: Bill Cunningham and E. S
Hunnicutt lost 10 pounds each and
that's going some.
All of which is just getting a good
start towaid cleaning up the town
next week. Hundreds , of investors
are.;coming to Franklin this spring
These men and women too will in
spect many a back yard with a view
to buying. The cleaner the premise?
the'more likely the sale. If you want
a good price clean up your lot. Get
the rubbiss out where the truck can
We have been enjoying the nice
weather and have been taking advan
tage of same by plowing and planting
Monday, the 5th,' was, potato day, as
most of the farmers planted their po
tatoes that.; day.
Mr. Harley Mashburn has a larg
smile on his face it's a boy.
Messrs. Austin Byrd and Clyde
Morgan have received appointments
to the following offices: Austin is
road trustee and Clyde is overseer
We are looking for 'good times
, Born to . Mr. and Mrs. John Rose
Monday, April 5, a Fine girl
Mr. Harry Morgan went back to
his job at Wesser after being out at
home a week farmintr.
Some folks from this place spent
Eastor at Ulive Jtiui ana enjoyea tne
Mr. S. W. Womack of Franklin was
in this section Monday and repaired
the otgan at the Morgan school.
Mr. Willie Owenby went to Teljico
Monday on business.
The good road movement has kind
ly breathed a few breaths as the road
to Lost Bridge has been put in fairly
good shape, but there is still more
room for improvement.
Glad to state Mrs. W. E.' Smith is
recovering from a siege of pneumo
Mr. Floyd Ramsey, motored to
Miss Ruth Byrd was a visitor at
0'ak Grove Tuesday.
The editor of The Franklin Press
motored over our roads a few Sun
d:iv; Acrn and in the next week's is
sue of The Press published the follow
ing article: 'The roads from Lost
Rn'dffp to 'the Rurninztown falls are
in bad condition arid need attention
at once." We have no right to dis
pute, what the editor says and be
lieve most of the people will agree
with him. I think there are plenty of
motorists thinks the same . way our
editor does. '
Mr. T. J. Carnes has the flu at this
Miss Leo Carnes w in bed with the
mijiTin suprai hf our neitrhbors
have been exposed to this epidemic
and we are guessing the country will
soon be polluted witn tnem.
It seems that John Thomas has de
clined the idea of running for sheriff
as his campaign manager, Uncle
Bragg Higdon has been very , quiet
for the past few weeks,
TWor Via Kpoo a rnHnn nvat fam-
aiv y . mvw w ..... . ----
ine for a few days but Tuesday wag
on, loads began to come tp tnis sec
tion. . ,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. A A. Duvall.
Tuesday, April 6, a girl. .
THE EDITOR GOT
A BIG SURPRISE
Dropped In To the Electric
Had To Take Off His Hat
Saw Plenty, Heard More.
Last Tuesday afternoon when pass
ing the Nantahala Electric company's
place of business, the editor was
roughly seized by Mr. Frank Brysoa,
the genial town clerk, and dragged
into the building. At first we thought
the united, confederated and consoli
dated women's clubs, associations and
societies were holding a grand con
vention with delegates from every
state in the union. However, after
the first shock of surprise had passed,
we began to take notice and likewise
to take off out cap. It suddenly dawn
ed upon the editor that all the faces
were familiar and that a lecture of
some kind was in progress. Mrs.
Clara Berry of Atlanta was doing tfce
talking and while so doing was dem
onstrating the various uses of At
Westinghouse automatic electric
range. : A great many of Franklin'i
fair sex- were present and listened
with close attention io the lecture.
Mrs. L. McLaughlin of Atlanta Sol
lowed Mrs. Berrr- and talked enter
tainingly of the many advantages of
the electric stove over one that uses
wood or coal. She . also discussed
other electrical appliances such as the
toaster, percolater, won, washing ma
chine and vacuum cleaner, inose.
present were seryea wnn many gow
things to eat cooked on the electric
range. , x .
That Frank Bryson, Tommy Angel
and Tklr. Culbertson were on the joi
was amply proven by the many dis
play cards tacked about the room. .
Some of these cards core the follow-
em Way;" "Electric Cooking Meaas
Freedom' From Cooking Worries
"Easy Payments, $20 Puts This Raae
in Your Home;" "No More Dust,
Soot, Muss, Smoke or Stain;" "Bet
ter Cooking Electrically; Easy H
Operate, Easy to Own."
Those present were evidently deep
ly interested in a better, easier and
cleaner way of preparing meals.
Those in charge of the demonstrations
that took place Monday, Tuesday and
Tuesday night, are highly optimistic
over the results. Several housewife
of the town have expressed their in
tentions to buy electric ranges imme
diately. It is believed that many oth
ers will do so withiti. the next Uw
BOY SCOUT NEWS
Woncjer , if any one missed tke -
Scout News in last week's issue oi
The Press? The Easter festivities
were responsible for their not being
written up in time for the issue.
What was really one of the mst
interesting meetings we have had in
some time. Nearly half a hundred
scouts out and all ready to do the
work assigned them.
Had you been there, you would
have seen different scouts demom
strate and explain , how; to revive a
fainting person, how to bind up
wounds, to set broken bones, etc All
worth while, you will agree. PhiJ
McCulIum very deftly and quickly
set and bound up. a broken bone, and
John Hauser brought a fainting
seout back to consciousness. Why
don't you come see the boys do this
About that Cabin we have beca
talking about. The Masonic Lodge
granted us permission to build a cab
in in the rear of their hall, but befr
we can build we must know that ihe
folks of Franklin want us. In other
words we must be convinced that
Boy Scout troop will be worth white
in Franklin. Some of Franklin's most
influential and oldest citizens say it
is worth while. v The other day Dr.
S. H. Lyle wanted to know how the
cabin was coming and when he found
out there was only a few dollars U
the fund he pulled out his wallet
again and made a second substantial
contribution to the building fund. If
all of us wijl do Is well as Dr. Lytc
we can pretty soon build a palace, but
the scouts afe not asking (or a pal
ace, now ai)out nr