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FRANKLIN, N. C, FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1926.
FRIDAY, MAY 7, 192&
GIGANTIC DEAL CONSUHHATED IN
PURCHASE OF 3085 ACRES 1 MACON
Tract on Top of Cowee
Mountains Sold By Mr.
Frank Moody to Florida
"The , Florida Investment Company
North Carolina corporation com
posed of citizens of bothFlorida and
.North Carolina, with Mr. J. T. Walk
er of Cocoa, Fla., as president, has
purchased from Mr. Frank Moody, a
prominent citizen of Macon, , a tract
of 3085 acres on top of the Cowee
Mountain on the line between, Macon
and Jackson counties. All . but 51
acres of this tract lies in Macon coun
ty from six to eight miles east of
Franklin. This acreage consists en
tirely of mountain lands, heavily
. wooded, and between 4,000 and 5,000
.fcet in elevation. -The tract contains
innumerable springs and many moun
tain streams and is easily accesible
irom the concrete; highway No. 285
which runs through the tract. It
would, be difficult to find a more suit
able location for an ideal develop
ment . '
While the consideration was not
-announced it is understood to be iij
the neighborhood of $100,000. The
new owners have not publicly an
nounced their plans concerning this
.tract. . . : , , .
- Since last November, Mr.. Moody
lias been busy getting this acreage
together, so that it could be sold as
; -a whole. It is understood that Mr
: ' ."Moody bought the acreage outright
from the various owners and that
only recently -was his" work along this
: Jine completed.
The sale of this large tract is ex
pected to have a stimulating 1 effect
on real estate sales in Macon county
Death of I. J. Ashe
Another f Franklin's old citizens
ias passed tothe Great Beyond, leav
ing a host of friends and relatives to
"mourn, his passing. " On this occasion
the grim reaper selected Mr. I. J.
Ashe. He died at his home on Har
bison avenue at 11:30 a. m. May 1st
after suffering with pancreatitis for
3arely ( a week. The deceased was
born in Jackson county nearly 76
"yeaes ago, but had made Macon coun
ty his home for many years. He was
. 'married to Miss Fannie L..1. daugh-
, ter of the late Dr. and Mrs. A. W.
Bell, soon after coming"" to Macon
county. The remains were intefrcd
with Masonic honors at the new cenir
. ctery west of Franklin Sunday after
noon. One of the largest funeral pro-
-.cessions in the history of the county
followed the remains to the ' grave
thus paying a last tribute of respect
to one of Franklin's most beloved cit
. izens. The deceased was a man who
attended to his own. affairs and per
mitted others the same privilege
Loved and respected by all who knew
liim, the deceased was one of the few
-citk.ns of Franklin about whom no
unkind word was ever spokan. .
The wife of the deceased left
for a visit to her children in Portland
Ore., on Thursday before her hus
band was stricken on Sunday and was
unable to make the long trip back for
In addition to his widow, the de-
ceased is survived by the f ollowinr
named children: Mrs. Charlie Blaine
Mrs. Dr. Fouts, Miss Annie Ashe, Mi
Oscar Ashe and Mr. Dcrald Ashe, all
of Franklin, and Mrs. Zeb Summer
.of Kelso, Wash., Mrs; Ed. Angel, Mr
Harley Mashburn and Mrs. Willian
Bohner, all of Portland, Oregon.
Mrs. Ashe is now at 184 E. Holland
street, Portland, Oregon-, 1
DEATH OF JOSHUA SHEPARD
Mr. Joshua Shepart, 75, died at his
home at Leatherman April 30th, after
an illness of six weeks. Sometime
ago, Mr. Shepard was struck by an
automobile and pretty1 severely, in-
:..aA Via n A oKnuf rpmvprp( from
his injuries when pneumonia set in
causing his death. The deceased was
born at Leatherman and was loved
and honoed by all who knew him.
The remains were interred at the fam
ily burying, grbtmds at Leatherman
last Sunday, Rejr. W. L. Bradley
preaching the funeral oration.
He is survived by his widow and
nine living children, six children hay
ing preceded him to the grave. The
bereaved family have the sincercst
sympathy of a host , of friends of tin
deceased , 1
Information regarding the present
address of Charles T, Feftncll, or his
wiic, Mary E. Fcnncll, or their heirs..
if communicated to the Aetna Life
Insurance Company, Hartford, Con
necticut, will be to their advantage.
Former Franklin Man Kills
Self Over Los 3 of Savings
Denver, Colo, April' 28. All his
life's savings swept away by the fail
ure of two Denver banks and unable
to provide for his family, although he
was in the restaurant business here
Tru .Hedden, aed 51. sent a bullet
crashing through his heart here toda
and died 40 minutes later, in a local
Hedden and his family came to
Denver from a farm near Franklin
N.'G, twelve years ago, and he hat'
saved enough fnm 11 years toil frorr
local dairy, to enter the restaurant
business. He had $4,500 in the banks
that went to the wall.
1 A bread deliveryman was standing
in front of Hedden's restaurant and
heard the shot, and saw Hedden walk
40 feet before he fell. The restaurant
business had dwindled to nothing
and the older of Hedden's children
had boen trying to help keep up the
family. There are six children and
the widow surviving. The two oldest
daughters were deserted by their hus
bands some months ago, and a child
each by. .their marriages swells the
family to nine. They were fowjd to
be destitute, after thp father's suicide
Mrs. Hedden, who was injured in a
street car accident three years ago
and' never recovered, is said to be in
a critical Condition. Asheville Citizen.
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Registrars and Judges
For Macon County
The following is a list of registrars
and judges of the primaries and gen
eral elections for the next two years.
The first named in each precint is the
registrar and the next two judges:
Franklin No. 2-F. W. Stiles, C. F.
Oliver, Geo. Carpenter.
Franklin No. 1. Geo Mallonee, J
R. Morrison, R. D. Sisk.
Millshoal - J. M. Raby, Jerry
Franklin, John Henry. '
. Ellij ay Peter Moses,, Bulen; Bry
son, W. R. Higdon.
SugarforkAlex Shook, A. B. Pots
C. W. Henderson.
Highlands J. A. Hines, Frank-
Potts, Wm. Cleaveland.
Flatts Ray Dryman, Oderi Pen
land, John D. Burnett.
Smith Bridge D. P. Cabe, Chas.
Norton, C. C. Vinson. .
Cartoogechaye Bryan Setser, John
Rhone. W. H. Gree.
Nantahala No. 1 Lee Baldwin, Van
Morgan, J. W. Gregory.
Nantahala No. 2-J. R. Shields, J. S
Gient, J. R. Wilkie.
Burningtown Austin Byrd, . Wm
Edwards, John Dean., V :
Cowee-Clyde' West, . C. A. Bryson
H. D. Dean. '
Two More From County
Accepted For C M. T. C.
Mr. M. P., Billings, county repre
sentative for the Citizens' Military
Training Camps, has been informed
by the commanding general of the
fourth corps area, of the receipt of
acceptable applications from the fol
lowing young men of this county to
attend the 1926 camps:
Mr. Charles Edward Russell, High
lands; Mr. Leon Thomas Sloan, Jr.
Iotla. - K
These young men are now undergo
ing the required treatment of immu
nization against typhoid fever and
vaccination against smallpox;' in or
der to be eligible for camp at the
time set by the commanding general
in charge of the training camps.
General Hagood also has asked the
county representative to " announce
that of the 3,500 vacancies, approxi
mately 3,000 had been taken up, on
April 20t,h and a great many of these
have already t undergone their inocu
lation and vaccination. These will be
He also wishes young men who are
going to these camps to know that
there are 18 splendid scholarships for
military and non-military schools and
colleges, being offered to cadets at
the training camps this summer. "
MOTHERS' DAY SERVICE
There , will be a special Mothers'
Day service at the Franklin Metho-.
dist church next Sunday at 11 a. m ,
The pastor, Rev. B. C Reavis, wil.I
preach a special sermon on the sub
ject: "Mother : and Home." There
will be special music by the choir. A
special program is being arranged by
the young ladies for the reception of
those who come. ! '
Everybody is cordially invited. If
you have no way' to comc phone Mr
James Haijser, at Smith's drug store
He is chairman of a committee of
young men who , will use their cars
to give free transportation to and
NEWS OF VEEK
Brief Items of Interest from
Macon's Pretty Mountain
City as Told by Corres-
' pondent of The Press.
We noticed on our streets last
week automobile tags from Florida
New York, Ohio and Kansas. ,
Mrs. Emmons and daughter of Bos
ton, Mass., are spending a few weiks
here. Mrs. Emmons was here 30
years .ago when it took her two days
to come up from Walhalla in a hack.
This time she made the trip from
Charleston, S. C, by way of Asheville
in less than two days. She thinks
there is quite a change in this part of
, Rapid progress is being made to
ward clearing the lake site, which
will be formed by the construction of
the- dam across the Cullasaja river,
which the town is building to develop
The1 survey has been completed
and work started on the town sewer
We are glad to have Miss Ernestine
Blackwell with us for the summer
again. She has spent the winter in
Lakeland, Fla., with her father.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Weir of Canton
N have returned and are making
p!ass to take charge of Lindenwpod
lake again. -
;S. N. Eyins, Esq.,, with Mrs. Evins
accempanied by Mrs. J. K. Orr, all of
Atlanta, spent a few days in High
lands recently at their summer home
Mr. Clark Foreman of Atlanta
with a party of friends spent the week
end at Tanglewood, the Foreman
summer . home. ' .
Mrs. Robt. N. Hughs, Mr. and Mrs
Carleton Smith and Mr. and Mrs. C
A. Sisson, all of Atlanta, spent the
week-end at Mrs. Hughs' summer
home here. .
Mr. T. Peden Anderson-of Lake
land, Fla., is here looking after the
completion of a new home on Linden
wood Lake and other, business inter
ests. J. R. Sullivan of Westminster was
shaking hands with friends here a
few days ago. He is building a
home out near Lindenwopd Lake.
Mrs. J. A. Hines represented High
lands at Grand Opera, in Atlanta.
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Davis left on a
motor trip Sunday morning to Col
rainc, N. C. . Miss Rachel, . their
daughter, will return with them.
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Root, who have
spent the winter in the middle west
have returned to make Highlands
' Mr. E. S. Douglas of Wgst Palm
Beach, Fla., who made an early- visit
to his home near here, returned, to
Florida a few days ago, and will1 jaon
be coming back with Mrs. Dotglas
to s"pend the summer. ,
Mr. R.'A.' Kennedy of Haines City
Fla., is iirtown f&r a few days.
Mrs. Kate Schapira of West Palm
Beach is here enjoying the scenery
and will be here for the summer.
Mr, S. M. Hutchison and son of
Chicago, spent the week-end seeing
the views around our town and were
A number of people from West
minster spent Sunday in town visit
ing the different points' of interest
Miss Margaret Gilbert and Miss
Eloise Rice, spent several days with
friends in Westminster.
Several members of the Elliot fam
ily who have been spending the win
ter in New York, Savannah and Flor
ida, have returned to their Highlands
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Itter have just
returned from Mrs. Itter's former
home in New York.
Highlands Growing Rapidly
Mr. J. A. Hines, a prominent citizen
of Highlands,, was a vtsitor to Frank
tin last Monday. Mr. Hines does not
indulge in wild statements and what
he says can be taken at its face value
In speaking of the growth- of his
town, Mr. liines became quite, enthu
siastic. He informs The Press that
Florida people are arriving in un
precedented numbers for this time of
the year. Quite a few of them arc
building rustic lodges. One lady is
constructing a beautiful tea house on
the outskirts of town.
Highlands has already begun . wort
preparatory to building a murvicipa1
dam.: The lake site is almost cleared
and inquiries from other states con4
cerning this dam are daily peaching
Highlands. Real estate sales continue
active and building along all lines has
reached, a feverish state. It's only j
question of a very few years until
Highlands will be a town of two or
three thousand inhabitants.
Wilson Brothers Finish
Concreting Dillsboro Road
On the last day of April thd' Wilson
Construction company who have the
contract for Macon's link of the Dills
boro road, completed pouring con
crete. After two weeks our citizens
will be able to use this road to the
foot of the mpiintains in Jackson
county. It is presumed that detours
along this road in the latter county
will be available tothe public, thu
avoiding the necessity of going b;
way of BfVson City to Asheville. Th
contractor in Jackson will probahl
finish his part of the highway b
The Wilson Construction compan;
will move to other counties and coh
tinue their work with the state h
way commission. Macon county re
grets that this company has no fur
contracts in this county. They build
roads quickly and well, having made,
a record for rapid construction !of
the .Georgia road. Never- at any (imi
while engaged in Macon county has
this company had the slightest dis
pute with the state highway authori
ties. . ' . d!
After having continued Cold weath
er for so long, all suddenly things ap
pear so much changed, and we know
spring has truly come. Whip-poor-will,
hummingbird and yellowbreast
display their freedom, while fields
and forest are exhibiting a glow of
verdure and looking as they'appearec
last year, reminding us of the contin
ued "come and go" of the seasons.
Thoi that, that is growing now
not the same that grew last year
Just so, the humble human adorn
ed with "His Likeness" inhabits the
number, of days that constitute his
season', and surrenders in the termi
nation of his strength, to be succeed
ed by, the successive generations
wisely made, numberless (to our
But who is he, that strange foe
who with cold and silent breath doth
chill for aye the throbbing heart and
claim this mortal his part?
That grim reaper, Death.
"Uncle" Joshua Shepard, ono of our
oldest and most highly respected cit
izens passed away Friday and was
buried Sunday at the Shepard ceme
tery. It will be remembered l.e- was
accidently hurt by an auto some time
ago. He was a grasdson of "Uncle"
Tommy Shepard, the first settler of
Cowee, so we are told. -
Mrs. Emma Bradley, who was
badly burned by her clothing catch
ing on fire last winter, yielded to the
struggle for existence Sunday eve
ning and was buried at Oak Grove
Monday. "Sleeping that last long
dreamless sleep, . from which .none
ever wake to weep.
."Emma was one of my pupils when
I taught school, and her face still lin
gers in my heart. Alas, 4he.se fwetids
are gone, and we 11 see them no more
'till we see them in the judgement.
Most of our young people have
oecn sick wnn mumps oi laie.
Mrs. Eula Bryson has measles.
Rev. Alex Elmore and Rev. George
Goer visited home folks from Sylva
the last of the week.
MRS. DORA ELMORE.
Owing to the scarcity of poultry in
this section, we will not -be able to
load another car -before May 26.
For the. benefit of those who have
fryers that wifl be too large on May
26, or those? that have poultry that
they cannot well hold until May 26,
arrangements will be made to ship
their poultry by express to market or
to haul it tq the poultry car at Bryson
City on Wednesday afternoon, May
12, provided County Agent Arrendale
is notified in time to make the neces
sary arrangements for coops, trucks
etc. The ooultry will be assembled
at Franklin on Wednesday morning
LOUISA CHAPEL NEWS
We have been having some beauti
ful spring weather for a few days
The ladies of the community seem to
be taking advantage of it, cleaning
up and getting ready for Homc-Com-tng
Day, and the revival which is to
follow soon afterward.
A few women of the community met
at Mrs. W. H. Roane's, April 27, and
helped her with her spring sewing.
Mr. and- Mrs. Van Frazier spent
Sunday on Skeenah. , ,
We were glad to see Mrs. Hamilton
Greene out at Sunday school again
She has been absent for some time.
Messrs. Dave and Blaine Greene
and W. H. Roane and W, 1L Potts
were visiting. Mr. E. J. Frazier Sun
day evening. : . ,
I think Claud Patton and Lush
Frazier must be planning to catch
the big fish in Lake Emory, as thej
are practicing most every day. '
SENIOR CLASS TO
PRESENT P L A Yi
Seniors Will Give Play Sat
urday Night, May 8th
Miss Batts From Chapel
The Franklin High School Seniors
will present "Seventeen," by Bootk
Tarkingtoir-Saturday night, May 8th.
This play; is one of the best ever
given by high school students: Miss
Batts, an excellent director, from
Chapel Hill, has charge of thd play.
She has given this play with wonder
ful success at Greensboro and Dur
ham. It has also been given at Ath-
4ens, Ga., and is noted everywhere for
This will be one of the great events
of the school year, and the time
when the Senior Class will show you
what they can do. It will also be the
time when every citizen of tjie town
parent and friend of the members of
the Senior Class, will show his loyal-;
ty and interest in this graduating
class by being present. And, too, it
will be a time of enjojjnent..
You must be there7 do not miss
this! Come! , ,
At the High School Auditorium.
Saturday, sight, May 8, at 8 o'clock., '
Admission, 35 and 50 cents.
S. M. Y. '26.
Probably . the grandest affair of the
school year was given Thursday
night, when the Junior class enter
tained the Seniors with the annual
Junior-Senior banquet. It was given
in the sshool dining room and about
75 people, including the faculty and
the two classes were- present. The
color scheme was silver and rose and
the room was most artistically dec
orated. It resembled a garden witk
a vine covered fence around it. Ar
tificial sweet peas were climbing in
profusion over ' it and Japanese in
terns softened ' the glare of the elec
tric lights The favors and place
cards were also decorated wjth sweet
peaefcthe Seniors' class flower. Thom
as Johnston was master of ceremo
nies and all the notables present gave
toasts. . .
The Franklin High School Mia
strel was given Saturday night at the
court house. The proceeds were for
the benfitof the Athletic Association.
A box-supper was had after the mhv
strel and all present had a good time.
Society was postponed last Friday
on account of so many other intere
ests. The next and last contest will
be to see which society gives the tet
ter program. The S. S. S. program
will be this Friday and the Laniers'
the following. This contest decides
which society wins the banquet.
Don't forget the Senfor Class Play!
They say it's to be the best "ever.
The Annual will probably be ready
and for sale by the middle of May
Much credit is due the Senior class
and Mr. Bramlett for the things they
have accomplished this year. Let's
wish them the best success and do all
in our power to help them get it.
The sshedule for commencement
exercises has been posted. .This year
we hope to have the best commence
ment the school has ever had and
from all ' appearances it seems as
though we are going to do it. The
class play comes off soon and we be
lieve it is destined to be a great suc
cess. Let's all corne l If we don't we
arc sure to regret it. E. S. '27.
SERVICES AT ST. AGNES
K. J. Pipes, Rector. Services as
follows : .
Holy Communion each Sunday,
(except first Sunday of month) at
8 a. m.
Sunday school, (R. D. Sisk, super
intendent) at 10 a. m.
Morning prayer and sermon 11 a. m.
Vespers at 5 p. m. '
Holy Communion first Sunday of
each month, 11 a. m.
The St. Agnes . Guild meets first
Thursday in each month at .the Rec
tory at 3:30 p. m.
You are cordially invited to wor
ship with us at these services, and
you ate also invited to use the play
ground in tear of church.
REV. MR. FLAN IG AN WILL
PREACH ON THIRD SUNDAY
Rev, J. A. Flanagan has accepted
the call to the group of Presbyterian
churches in Macon county and. will
arrive here to preach at 11 a. m. at
the Franklin church on the third Sun
day in May. Services -to be held at.
the other churches will be' announced
after his arrival. .