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FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1925
IARMERS DAY TO
BE HELD DEC. 15TH
. j Rooster Swappers Conven
vji tion and Farmers Day to
Bring Large Crowd To
gether Here .
Do you want to get rid of that old
rooster the one with the ingrowing
voice that's so irritating during all
hours of the night? Or perhaps you
liave one that persists in hanging
around the kitchen door making
raucous remarks to the. females of his
tribe-or maybe one with a comb
missing, only" one eye and growing
wobbly with age. . If so just bring
"him along to the rooster swapper
convention and farmers' day to be
held at Franklin December 15.
This will give the farmers an op
. portunity to sell, exchange and buy
There will be a prize offered for
tha best standard bred rooster of
vaCh breed. .
A standard bred rooster will be
?given for the scrubbiest scrub or
""Dunghill' roster brought to the con
, The merchants will be asked to sell
: some article at cost on that day.
There will probably be free moving
pictures for all . who will bring a
1 ' rooster or hear the speeches.
The fnllnwinc named merrhants
-will sell the articles mentioned at
Sloan Bros & Co., Pure Coffee,
$1.00 worth to' each customer.
J. S. Trotter, sugar.
, Macon County Supply Co., Horse
Franklin Furniture Co., 3 dozen
rugs ranging from $1.60 to $5.00.
The Cash Store, 1250 yards of 36
"V. inch sheeting jft 8 cents a yard.
"-franklin P,hfrmacy, a $1.00 bottle of
Extract Cod Liver Oil for 69 cents.
Jos. Ashear, gingham.
Frank T. Smith, Glyco-Pina Cough
iSyrup, one bottle to each person.
Gordon Brothers, ticking.
Franklin Hardware Co., crockery.
E. K. Cunningham, Haynes Heavy
Underwear, 2 suits for $2.30.
Bryant Furniture Co., Brooms; 75c
broom for 50 cents; 55-cent broom
for 40 cents.
J. R. Pendergrass, Coffee.
OUT T03-M CO.
George Mallonee, M. M. Mc
Knikht and Frank I. Mur
ray Are Now the Owners
of the Bakery.
Sale of the Franklin Bakery and
Restaurant by R. E. .Patillo, owner
,-.and manager of that concern for the
past two pears, has been announced.
eorge Mallonee, M. M., McKnight,
nd Frank I. Murray are the new
owners. Mr. Mallonee wil manage
the concern it is announced.
No announcement of the consider
ation involved in the deal was made.
Mr.- Patillo expects to remain in
v Franklin, but has not yet decided in
what business he will engage, he said
The new owners Murray, Mal
lonee, McKnight known as the 3-M
Company, expect to carry out Mr.
Patillo's policy of conducting a "first
class restaurant and bakery, "making
improvements where necessary and
At Gun & Rod Club
' Mr. K..u HcManan, m cnarge or
l -development work' at the Onteora
"Rod & Gun Club, on the ' Onteora
Jtstates five miles west ot cranium,
treports much progress on this devel
opment. The club house is being enlarged
and a tennis court graded. Two flag
poles, approximately 60 feet in height,
have been erected near the club
house, and one at the entrance of the
Mr. McMahan states that he is em
ploying about 30 men on the Rod &
Gun Club property, and that work
will soon begin on two golf courses
a nine-hole course near the club
house and' one of eighteen holes near
Highway No. 28. . V . - . .
The sale of membership" this
club, according to Mr. M is
meeting with gratifying in
New York and other easy .
Local History Made By Sloan
Bros & Co., In Past 23 Years
Remarkable Record of Customers Won and Held Have
Used Same Building For 23 Years Now Moving Into
More Commodious Quarters A Short History of Firm
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W. W. SLOAN
Senior Member Sloan Bros. & Co.
Nearly a quarter of a century ago,
two young men, natives of Franklin,
purchased a line of general merchan
dise and started in business here for
themselves. The store at. that time
was one of the six or seven in Frank
lin. How successful the venture was is
best shown by the simple statement
that the firm is still in the same line
of business. There have been only
three material. changes: entrance into
the firm six years ago of a son of
the senior partner, with the addition
to the firm name 0f the words "&
Co."; the dropping out of the senior
partner two years later, when his
labors on this sphere came to an end;,
and the changes brought by changing
times and a steady growth in the
That the firm has remained in the
same line of business for nearly two
and a half decades is remarkable, but
even more striking is the fact that
for 23 years it has continued to . do
business in the same store room, the
room in which, back in 1903 it first
invited the patronage of the people
of the same county.
Twenty-three years in business in
the same room!
It is a record unequaled by any
other Franklin mercantile establish
ment, and probably there are few in
Western North Carolina that have
such a record.
And now during this month the
firm is preparing to move.
For the brick store-room where
Sloan Bros. now Sloan Bros. & Co
have done business for so many years
has become a part of the new hotel
property just now being completed by
Sam L. Franks, H. W. Cabe, and W.
C; Cunningham, and the firm is mov
ing next door into one of the new
To move to the newer, more at
tractive quarters probably would have
been made in any event, but it was
necessitated by the fact that the old
store-room is to be cut up into a
hotel office, barber shop, etc.
In October, 1903, E. K.. Cunningham
sold his stock of goods to J. S. and
W. W. Sloan, and they began busi
ness undef the firm name of "Sloan
Bros." Both had had mercantile ex
perience, but it was the first time
either had been in the business for
The stock of goods taken over by
the new firm was valued at . slightly
more than $4000 a big stock in those
days. The business had a steady,
but unspectacular growth for 17 years,
managed throughout by the two
brothers. Both "waited on the trade "
On January I, 1920, H. T. Sloan;
son of J. S. Sloan, bought an interese
in the business, and it became known
as" Sloan Bros, & Co," Nearly three
years later, : December 5, 1922, in the
death of J. S. Sloan, this old Frank
lin firm lost its senior member, and
Franklin one of its first citizens.
With the death of Mr. Sloan, his
son took over a large share of the
former's book work, and the 1 busi
ness continued under the same name
Sloan Bros. & Co, (
Now, this week, at the end of
more than 23 year's service to the
public from the same location, the
firm is moving to newer, mpre com
modious quarters. i
The steady, . continuous growth of
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Junior Member Sloan Bros. & Co.
the business of Sloan Bros. & Co., in
terestingly illustrates the growth and
progress of Franklin 1 and, Macon
When the two brothers began sell
ing goods 23 years ago in the quiet
little village of Franklin a Franklin
without .a railway, without highways,
without' paved streets, waterworks,
lights, or most of the other conveni
ences of today deliveries were un
known here; most of the business was
done "on the credit;" and two men,
the owners of the business did all
the work, and one guesses that, ex
cept for Saturdays, they often could
do it more leisurely than they might
Today, the firm's truck is kept busy
delivering merchandise ordered by
telephone; this store, like others in
Franklin, does a large amount of cash
business, and five salesmen serve the
The' development of its delivery
service is ' interesting.
, Orie of the first business houses
here to inaugurate deliveries of mer
chandise, Sloan's for a long while de
livered via the shoulder route. Then
as the delivery business grew, a horse
and buggy was drafted for service.
Today a gas-driven truck, bearing, in
conformity with' modern advertising
ideas, the name of the firm and the
telephone number, carries telephone
ordered goods to . every part of the
The move now being made takes
Sloan Bros: & Co. into a model
store-room,' new, roomy, well lighted,
furnace heated,; end attractively and
With the move will come several
innovations in store-management,
among them being a semi self service
arrangement, particularly as applied
to the grocery business. The" new ar
rangement will permit the customer
to walk around the store, inspect the
goods and their prices, help himself,
indicate to the clerk what he has
!iirrhnpr1 and eo about his DUsineSS.
The self-service plan, however, will
not effect either deliveries or cnarge
accounts.both of which will be con
tinued. "Give 'em the worth of their
That has been the guiding principle
in the policy of the Sloan Bros. &
Co., during its 23 years . of merchan
disingaccording to W. W. Sloan.
By this method the store has made
no effort to catch the "floating trade"
but has sought to build up a list of
The same idea has been back of all
the buying. "In buying, we try to
get something thai not only will look
good, but that is worth the money."
Mr. Sloan illustrated this with an
anecdote of an occurrence of some
.mora acrn Hp was on a Durchasin2
trip, and, another merchant told him !
of a shoe that could De soia tor a
dollar." Mr. Sloan doubted its value,
but on-the other's insistence wjeht to
have a look at the shoe.
His first question was as to the
quality of the inner sole. An in
spection of that feature of it lon
vinced him that the shoe looked good
and stopped right there. He dkln't
buy. The shoe might sell, he told his
companion, but it wouldn't bring the
nnrrhaspi- hark at a rpcriilar Mtcimpr.
Has this policy of trying to five
OFFICERS GET I
CARS & 71 GALS
Three Men Giving Their
Names as Jenkins, Owens
and Franklin Were Ar
rested With the Cars.
Two automobiles containing 71 gal
lons of whiskey and three men was
the capture made by local officers
near here Saturday nightjf two of the
three men having been taken by a
shrewd trick devised by the party of
officers headed by Sheriff C. L. In
gram and Police Chief R. M. Coffey.
One of the men, Jim Jenkins, who
is said to make his home in Ashe
ville, has made repeated threats that
he Would "get" Ingram and Coffey
"before Christmas," the officers say
they have been informed from several
Takine their stand near the foot of
Cowee mountain, the officers first
stopped a Cadillac, sedan coming east.
It- wns followed at a distance of about
200 yards by a Chevrolet. When the
Cadillac was stopped the Chevrolet
attempted to turn and go the other
way arid had turned around, officers
sav when thev rushed uo in a car
and, shooting into a front tire, stop
ped it. One gallon was tound in the
front car, hidden under the hood,
while 70 gallons was taken from the
The man whose name was said, to
be Jim Jenkins was taken .in the
front car. Another man in the . same
car, it is said, got out and ran, while
the driver of the Chevrolet likewise
The nffipers brouerht Tenkins. the
two cars and the liquor to town, and
returned in the Ladiliac. mey tooic
the other two' men by strategy, find-ins-
fach on the road and offering
them a ride, handcuffing them when
they entered the Car. bach con
fessed to having been a member of
the party, the officers say.'
A new gun and a big dirk knife,
in addition to an overcoat, etc., were
included in the capture.
Carolina Journal of Pharm
acy Praises Smith's Drug
Store On Its Window Dis
play Pharmacy Week.
- The two paragraphs following are
reprinted from the December issue
of the Carolina Journal of Pharmacy:
"We are delighted to report that
Mr. Fleet H. Scroggs ,of Smiths
Drug Store, of Franklin, has entirely
recovered from an attack of influenza
and pneumonia and is back at work
again. A representative of the Jour
rial was in Franklin recently and in
forms us that Smith's Drug Store is
planning, to open a -new store-rnod-ern
in every detail between now and
the first of the year. Mr. Scroggs is
a live wire, and if he says that the
store is going to be the ' last word
in drug store furnishings and equip
ment, we know that it will be hard
to beat. ,
"Wehave been very much pleased
with the interest the druggists took
in Pharmacy Week. We have seen
several photographs of windows
decorated for the event. . Two that
were particularly interesting were
photographs of Goode's Drug Store
in Ashevillc, and Smith's Drug Store
in Franklin. The latter- store also
carried a half-page educational ad in
the Franklin Press."
County Agent Arrendale left Sunday
for Raleigh where he will attend the
County Agents' Conference for six
days. This conference will be held
at the State Collece under the suoer-
vision of the Extension Department!
Mr. James Gray, a native of Macon
county will preside. Plans for County
Agent work for the coming year will
the customer the "worth of his
money" been successful?
The answer seems to lie in the fact
that after 23 years' trial ; of that
policy, the firm sees no necessity to
day to change it; in the fact that the
firm's business has had a steady, con
tinuous growth; and even more im
portant in tthe fact that customers
who entered he store of Sloan Bros,
on that opcling day in October 23
years ago, stiH do their buying there.
NEW JAIL AND
Grand Jury Reports Neces
sity for New Public Build
ings in County Report
On Other Buildings.
Macon county's jail is "old, too
small, and badly arranged," declares
the report of the grand jury, made
at the regular term of Superior court
just closed. The report follows closely
that of the last grand jury, though
its recommendations are - somewhat
more moderate in phraseology.
"We need a new courthouse," de
clares the report, and the grand jury
recommends that until a new one can
be built a "greater effort should
made to keep the (present) coyrt
house neat, clean and tidy."
Other public buildings and iiv
tions were found in a ' satisfa
condition, in most particulars, a&
also the office of the Clerk ofi
Court. - I'
"We found the jail in an unsn
factory condition ,and not at all sL
tary. There is not sufficient JigU
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dim vcuuiauuu, uic icpuii ucuaics.
"Unpleasant odors ' were detected.
The jail is old, too small, and badly
A new jail is recommended by the
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The county home was found to be
"clean and comfortable;" the county
camp "in a sanitary condition" ia
most particulars; and In the Clerk'
office the body found "all things
The report particularly insists that
the courthouse be kept cleaner .since
people from all parts of the county
frequent the building.
An interesting feature of the re
nort was that dealinc with the cauat
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home. Says the report : ,
"A request by one of the inmates
for prayer was granted, and a read
ing of one of the Psalms, a short
talk and prayer seemed to have such
a cheering effect thfct we suggest that
religious services b held there a
frequently as poFsnMefto aid and
cheer our unfortunate brothers and
sisters in their affliction;" ! '".
This was believed to have been a
new departure for a grand jury,
though one that appears to havi met
with approval. '
The report of the grand jury fol
lows: "We, the grand jurors of Macoa
county, having visited and inspected,
the public buildings and institution!
of the county submit the following
"The county camp seems to be ia
a sanitary condition. So far as we
could learn the convict;
and comfortably house
learn of no neglect
seems to us to need
detected, however, an
that came trom a pig
wind is from that dii
suggest that this pen sh
farther away, or kept
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from reaching the eating
quarters of the camp."
"We found . the jail irj
factory condition, and n
tary that is, not sufficif
ventilation, owing to the
atxl the condition of the
pleasant odors were de
jail is old, too small, an
ranged. It wcid be dif.
model and enlarge the
to meet the demands of
so we make no suggestio'
line further man a win
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