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oped Water I'owcr
Mica, Kaolin, Aibcstos,
Precious and Semi
Abundance Good Labor
Pure, Clear Water
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1929
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U. ;.- 1 Ectiu-ry
State Gaiiio Refuge
17 Peaks Over 5.C20
Ideal Dairy County
Cheap Electric Power
Weds Rev. L. B. Hayes, For
merly Pastor at Franklin
Simple But Impressive
Ceremony. ' '
Rogers Hall was the scene of a
very beautiful but quiet wedding on
Tuesday afternoon, when Miss Mar
garet Rogers became the bride of
Rev. L. B. Hayes of Winston-Salem.
The vows were taken in the living
.room before an altar of evergreens,
palms and pink gladioli. Mr. Clapp,
director of music at Salem College,
sang before the ceremony, "0, Per
fect Love." The bridal couple entered
together as the bridal chorus " from
Lohengrin" was played, and stood bc
I fore Dr. C. C. Weaver, pastor of
"cntennial Church in Winstoh-Salcm,
who performed the ceremony. ; ,
Miss Rogers has lived in Franklin
all her life with the exception of a
period Of seven years when her fath-
--i - itiA I n AT.- Com T ? r r r tir'lc
iiiv iait kJaiii iwgti a, nuo
director of the census and lived in
Washington, IX C.' She is an accom
plished, singer and organist, as well
as having been the successful pro
prietor of - Rogers; Hall for several
years. She is a young lady of at
tractive personality and makes friends
-wherever she goes,
Mr. Hayes is now pastor of West
JEfld Methodist'- church - in -Winston-
There were only a few close , rela
ties and friends present and Mr. and
Mrs. Hayes left immediately for a
ten days' trip to' Florida after which
they wil be a.t home, in Winfcton
Salem. ' " . . .
Last Saturday the court house was
filled with people who came to hear
the preliminary trial of Vernon Stock-
nn nrA Cnii H rfiiirp fin rtinrirp nf
criminal assault. In capital cases the
law requires that a stenopgaphic re
port of the evidence be taken. As no
stenographer was available the case
was postponed by Magistrate Mallonce
tintil 1 o'clock February 16.
Messrs. W. H. Rogers and Lennie
Tilson made a business trip to Sylva
. Mrs. Kerma Holland is ill at pres
ent. Mr. and Mrs. Enice Tilson of
Erastus, are visiting Mr. . and Mrs.
A. E. Shook. .
' Misses Bonnie and Corniel Sti
( winter of 'Bessie, were the guests of
I pisses Geneva and Marie Rogers
Mrs. Ed Pickiesimer, and Mrs. T. B
Crunkleton returned to their homes
at Highlands Thursday. They had
been at the bedside of, their mother
- r . TT "J ' C .
Airs; .Margaret itogers, ior. seveii
days. . Mrs; Rogers ( seems, to be im
' proving, very rapidly.
Pine Grove News
In most of flu cases the patients
r arc recovering .nicelyi----r-----'.L-':'--------Mr.
Bill Holland of Florida, has
been, visiting relatives at Pine Grove
for several days.
: Mr. Herbert Reed has returned
from Washington where he has been
for several months. '
M iss Gertrude Holland been
visiting her aunt at Gold Mine.
Mauver Dills of Cullasaja, has been
. ; iho tint week. .
, Mr. Norman Holland was visiting
Jim Holland Thursday night,
ir Miss Leo Bell Bradley and Miss
)Amy Henderson- were visiting Mrs
t ,ra iWarkins one nicht last week
'Mr. T. C. Dills has returned from
Cullowhce. where he has been for
rotmfal weeks. r .
Mrs.. Laura Watkins was visiting
Mrs. Gum Dills last luesday.
. i fewf tiJcrtite after the allecet!
assault on a woman on South hkeenah
some one or more ; persons are said
to have attempted to turn over the
Vnms whfrp thf crime occurred. The
I . . ,
i.os nlcn tnen iinttH It IS
said that the old people living there
ifri'iA tn &n mit to see who
was engaged in the attempt to wreck
Unmn , Tf Ic htA'tpvpA here that
lilV IIW11V. . . , v.. . .
friends' of the accused boys were
trying to intimidate the old people
and th'is prevent their testifying in
. Rev. A, P. Ratledge, pastor of the
local Methodist church three years
ago was recently maried at Chcrry
villc. The " following account of the
wedding is taken from the Ashcville
Citizen: , . ;
Cherryville, Feb, 1. In a home
wedding characterized by simplicity
"and quiet 'dignity Miss Annie Howell
became the bride of the Rev. A. P.
Ratledge of Weaverville on Thursday
morning, January 31, at 10 o'clock at
the home of the bride's father, Dr.
A. ,W. Howell on First avenue.
The room was decorated with ferns
and cut flowers. An arch entwined
with ivy formed the altar where the
vows were spoken, and the shades be
ing drawn, candles shed a soft glow
throughout the -room, making a pleas
ing setting for the happy event.
Miss Daphine Doster, in gown of
tan georgette, presided at the piano.
Before the bride and groom entered
Miss Doster played the "Indian Love
Call," Mrs. George S. Falls, dressed
in a pretty creation, of tan georgette,
sang "Thank God for a Garden," and
Miss Novella Kendrick, in a most
becoming dress of black velvet, saiv.;
"All for You." Mrs. Falls, Miss Ken
drick and Miss Doster all wore shoul
der bouquets of pink roses and sweet
As the. first notes of the Wedding
March from Lohengrin sounded the.
Rev. Claud H. Moser, the officiating
minister and brother-in-law of the
bride, entered - followed by the ring
bearer, - little -Miss ...Margaret -Moser,
smocked in pink, a pretty head-band
of malme caught together with val-
ey lilies, and an arm-band of malme
with' butterfly bow, and carrying . the
ring in a huge white, lily. Net came
the bride and groom.,.' The-bride, who
is a beautiful brunette, wore a hand
some dress of tan crepe with acces
sories to match. She carried an arm
bouquet of brides' roses showered
with valley lilies.
During the impressive ring cere
mony' Miss Doster softly played
Schubert s Serenade, ' and used
Mendclsshon's Wedding March as a
Only relatives and a few close
friends witnessed the ceremony. The
outrof-town guests were : The Rev.
Claud Moser and two little daugh
ters. Margaret and Carolyn, of Boone,
N. C; Miss. Ann Ratledge. of Ad
vance, N. C. :Miss : Bess Harris of
Troy ; and Mr. A. D. Ratledge of
Mrs. Ratledge is the daughter of
Dr. A. W. Howell and the late Lucy
Stroun Howell of Cherryville. She was
educated at Davenport College, Le
noir, N. C, and is an exceptionally
fine voung woman, r or several years
she has taught in the schools of the
state, and for the past two years has
been a member of the Cherryville
school faculty. She has been active
in social, civic and religions organi
zations ot the town.
Mr. Ratledge is a graduate of Van -
derbilt University, Nashville, Temi.,
and has . travelled extensively both
in the United States and abroad. He
is a "member , of the Western North
Carolina Conference and last year
was pastor of the Cherryville Metho
dist chu'reh. He is now stationed -,f
Weaverville, where he and his bride
will make their home after a wed
ding trip to Florida.
Pensioners of 2000 A. D.
This is only' 1929, but if history! re
peats itself there will be veterans
of the World War still active and
drawing pensions in the year 2000.
Daniel b. Bakcrman, last survivor
of the Revolutionary War, lived u n-
til April 5, 1869, or S6 vcars after the
war ended.' . Hiram Cronk drew a
pension as a veteran -of thc.-Wa'-
1812 until his death on Mav 13., 190x
nt. the age of 105 years,. Five Sol
diers of the Mexican Wrar arc still
on the . pension rolls 80 years after
the . cloe ot that war.
In this "'onncctiori it h interesting
to note that two women who are
mothers of Civil War veterans are
still drwinrr pension Hay; , Thv w
Sqmantha Button of West McHcnrv.
111., ahd Samantha Farrcr. a negro
woman of Athens. Aa.
Although the Civil AW en'lcd in
1865, it is. quite probable th-t . p
veteran or two who followed Grant
mav he alive nd drawing a nension
in 1950. Considering the vastly great
er number of those who fought -with
Pershinrr in France: it is not un
reasonable to suppose tint some of
them . will . still bo m the land of h
inc in the veai 2000 A vouv-'ster nt
17 who enlisted in 1917 would be .100
years old then. And with the great
er span of life which modern science
is making possible there wiil doubt
,T0 OPEN STORE
Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham
Now In Eastern Markets
Purchasing Big Stock of
Mr, and Mrs. Bill Cunningham left
last Saturday for Baltimore, Phila
delphia and New York to buy a large
stock of drygoods, shoes, men's cloth
ing and ladies' ready-to-wear. Until
recently Mr. Cunningham was with
J. S. Porter & company, but resigned
the' first of the month to go into
business for himself. x The new store
will occupy the, room in the Scott
Griffin block formerly leased by Sloan
Brothers & company. The new busi?'
ness will operate under the name of
W. C. Cunningham & company, it be
ing understood that Mr. Cunningham
will have a local man as partner.
Mr. Cunningham has had long ex
perience as' a merchant and particular
ly in the drygoods and clothing lines.
His friends are predicting much suc
cess for the new venture. New fix
tures will be installed in the store
room and the opening date will bo
around the middle of the month.
Andy Wilson, R. B. Wilson, Evan
Talley and R. B. Long, citizens of
II igh land S7 town sh i p -were; bef orc-M a-
law which compels parents to send
their children to school. This ease
had bepn previously tried 'befotc
Magistrate J. ; C..,'M.ell at Highlands
and was dismissed on the grounds
that the children concerned were re
quired to walk from two to time
miles to catch the .bus and that they
had no protection from , the weather
while waiting for the bus "to make
its appearance. Mr. ' Rickman, it is
understood, dismissed the- defendants
on the grounds that the. state had
failed to prove its case. The trouble
seems, to have arisen because of the
consolidation of the schools in cer
tain districts of Highlands townshin.
It. is said' that the county board of
education was prosecuting -the case.
Progress On Well
According to-the latest reports the
new municipal well is now to a depth
of ?bout 80 feet. Water was struck
at; fortv feet, but . not the kind of
water the town board wants and will
WILL AID IN FILING
INCOME TAX RETURNS
Representatives of the U. S. Inter
nal Revenue Department will be at
Franklin February .14 to assist tax
payers in filing Federal Income Tax
returns. Inquire at post office. If
you have received blanks by .mail
bring same with vou.
' - - ' ..
No less than 145 women will sit in
various state legislatures tins year.
Connecticut heading 'with 20 ' female
members, v hile the most populous
state, New, York,, will have but one. .
New York member T" Mrs:"" Khoda
FoxXraves-lias- .the added "'distinctioit.
of having been rtturnel to the state
assembly for the tilth consecutive
term, a record he! l by no; other
woman. Jn private life she is ' the
owner and operator of. a big dairy
farm. : ; V, .
As time goes by, it is only reason
able to suppose that more and more
11 1! , t . 1 .'. 1..
women win --m.r-ieim.ea-t' leg'snuve
bodies of the rnuiitry, including Con
gress, which wul have f"c women in
the new bod v which will be known
as the 71st Congress.
It 1 can hardly be said that any
striking influence .has been exerted by
.women in politics so far. They pxn-
erallv alien themselves with the.'"
parties and amonsr their ranks we find
Republicans and Democrats, wets and
drys, pacificts and national defense
advocates, 'jivst as we find among the
men. It will probably always be that
way. - '..,.
J. A. AND LFSTER
Mrs. Lester Conley gave a birth
day diner Sund?v of last week in
honor of J. A, Conley and her hus
band. A delicious three course din
ner was served. Those present in
cluding those honored were Mrs.
Frank Calloway, Helton and Hunter
Calloway, Mrs. Henry Cozad and two
Last . Saturday nightv the Macon
theatre opened its doors for the first j
time to the public and a big crowd
was on hand to see a thrilling west
ern story, The GratnA Opening took
place Monday night when the house J
Was packed to capacity to see "A
Wohian of Affairs," featuring John
Gilbert and Greta aGrba The man
agement arttloun'c'es tbat hereafter a
matinee will -be staged each Satur
day afternoon in order to perrnit the
children of the town and people from
the country to sec the shows without
J. A. Porter, according to press
dispatches from Raleigh, has intro
duced a bill placing the clerk, register
of deeds and county manager on a
salary. The clwk is scheduled to re
ceive $24(X) per year and clerical help
to the amount of $600. Under the
Porter bill the register of deeds will
receive $1800 per year and the county
manager, provided he also acts in the
capacity of county auditor $1800 per
year. The dispatches made no mention
"uf placing the sheriff' on a salary.
Some in Franklin arc inclined to
beliecv that Mr. Porter has in mind
a bill to create a county treasurer or
tax collector and that when" this bill
is introduced both the sheriff and
new official will be placed on salary.
CAN HORSES SLEEP
Lit rt. t...TtTTr.nr.ju.t.rvt.Tr o
while standing. Their legs are pro
vided with muscular mechanisms which
cause them to lock and permit the
animals to rest somewhat as if they
were standing ,ont stilts. - While a
horse is unconscious there is no
direct brain control over those mus
cles in the legs, back and chest which
are essential for the maintenance of
an erect nosture. The control de
fends on the reflex actions of the
spinal .cord. this, phenomenon is
similar to that of a bird sleeping on
a swaying limb. A reflex balance is
maintained when consciousness is in
abeyance. Horses sleeping while
standing occasionally fall down. More
often certain muscles in the forelegs
vclax suddenly and the . animals
knuckle over on to the fetlocks and
then immediately catch themselves.
Horses go sometimes for months with
out lying down. It is astonishing
how little sleep they' require. This
is also true of other herbivora, includ
ing elephants. An Indian elephant
will feed for 18 or 20 hours and then
sleep only one or two. When horses
sleep their eyes usually remain open
or partly open and they sleep so
lightly that they arc awakened by the
faintest sound. They seldom lie long
in ' the same position because their
great ' weight cramps their muscles
and . prevents the under Jung from
functioning. The Pathfinder.
Fidelity to religious principles :s
characteristic of, zealous members of
all faiths, but perhaps nowhere is it
carried to greater .lengths tljan; among
the Mohammedans. This was' illus
trated most strikingly in the case of
a :l:reuch Officer in Morocco, who
was attended by a faithful native or
der! v. ; 1 . - :
Being .: billeted :. in :. a... house:.;, .consid
ered, sacred because it had l)een once
hammed, the officer was warned not
to use tobacon within its walls. Think
in z such ' a rule quite foolish, the
officer did not take it seriously, and
one day lay on a conch and proceed
ed to liuht a ciirar.
The orderh, who would have risked
hie for his master une'er
circumstances, drew his pis.
killeiL the officer where Ik
lav. Having performed what he' con
sidered an imucrative reli'.'ious dutv,
the .Mohammedan calmly awaited exe
cution. Such fanaticism and fatalism ac
counts -Tor "'the" re-klcrs r':rr?"
which barbaric tribes watrc war in
the face of certain exterminatfon. It
is best to humor their pecularitics
Bus Hits Car
A bus ,of the Lewis bus line hit a
car drivi n by Mrs. Dick Hudson' Fri
day morning of last week. The car
was .pushed . into the corn field west
of the road near the Log Cabin
filling 'station.' It is siid fht the c"
entered Porter st-eet from Palmer
street and that the bus, leaving Frank
lin for Georgia, struck the rear part
of( the car. Mrs, Hudson's arm was
slightly injured.. Neither vehicle was
OF TOWN BOARD
John Henry Pleads For Bon
ny Crest Off ice of Night
Watchman Abolished T
W. Angel Submits Resig
At its meeting Monday night the
town board passed on several matters;
of importance to. the public. John
Henry was present and made an earn
est plea for a road to Bonny Crest,
The board agreed, to employ an en
gineer to make estimates of the cost
and intimated that paving work would
start on Wayah street and the cross
street leding to the top of the ridge
early in the spring. R. M. Cof fey
and Grover. Jamison inquired about
the status of Rogers street, but the
board took no action other than to
suggest that the present owners deed
the street to the town. A motion
was passed informing The Jupojlo
Public Service company' that unless"
that company complied with the terms
of its, contract by the 15th of Feb
ruary the contract would be forfeited.
The board then went into executive
session and, according to T. AV. Angel,
passed an order declaring the office
of night watchman abolished, after
The executive session was under
stood to be acrimonious at times, so
much so, in fact, that T. W. Angel
submitted his resignation as a member
of the town board. The board took
oFWayah street John Henry offered
to take each member of the town
uuui u uvxi iiit an ts iai 1)9 I ma,
car would go and then extended a
cordial invitation for the board to
walk the rest of the way. The board
emphatically declined to accept John's,
, Norman Mashburn and Claude Gib
son were up before the Mayor last
Friday charged with transporting and
possession. Mashburn was found not
guilty and' Gibson .was bound to su
perior court under bond of $200.
Cases against Fred Blaine and' H. O.
Essig were. ' continued until February
11. Blaine was charged with posses
sion and transporting and Essig with
possession and drunkenness.
Harry Shepherd and Bunk Tallent
were also tried for drunkenness. The
mayor reserved decision until Feb
ruary Tlth to ascertain date of bill
passed" by legislature recently. If
this bill was passed previous to date
of alleged commission of act, the may
or is of the upinion that he will have
jurisdiction and can finally dispose of
both cases. Otherwise,' in the event
that he finds grounds for probable
cause, he would be comnellcd to bind
the defendants to superior court.
WHY IS A NEWSPAPER
LIKE A WOMAN?
' That was the question put . to its
readers by a southern newspaper. For
the best ' answer, a subscription for
one vear was offered. Here arc soma
of ihe replies : 1
."Because" you- can't believe anything
they say." ;
"T'ecause they , arc thinner now than
thev used to be."
"Because thev have'"" bold ' face
ty pes." . ' 7r-:---
"P.ecause thev are easy io read"
' "Because they arc Well worth look
ing over." "
"Because back numbers arc not in
"Because thev are not afraid t
spek their minds." :
'''"Because; they have a great deal of.
''t'.ccns.i if thev know anything
thev usuallv tell it."
"Beennse thev carry the news
wbf-cver thev go."
The correct answer is triven thus:
"Because every man should hav?
one of his own and not run after his
neighbor's." Belleville Enterprise.
A fores fi-" on . Rabbit creek on
January 29. .Hfned over, about 30
acre- of htul belonging to J. T. Ber
ry, Will T -" and L. A. Allen. A
number of (cv ccs and, it is said, a
liarn were burned.
Mss Staub Leaves Hospital
Th -ti"-v- f,iends of Miss Albcr
t'na Stiu'b wi11 be pleased to learn
I that she is again in good health and
J has returned to her home at Hih
, lands after spending four months 1