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lucal Dairy ' County
Excellent Highways '
Cheap Electric Fewer
. for Industries
Copper, Tt ..vlcr
Precious and ScrrJ
Mica, ICaolin, Asbestos,
Abundance Good Labor
Ample , Transportation
Facllitice , .,
Pure, Clear Water
FRANKLIN, N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 9, 1923.
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W. K. BeicWer, District
Forester, and C. N. Mease,
District Game Warden,
Inspect Wayah Bald Game
Refuge Will Bring Elk
On Tuesday of this, week " district
state forester, W. K. Beichler, and
district game warden, C. N. , Mease,
accompanied by warden, J. J. Mann,
- inspected the state game refuge on
Wayah "Bald. They report that - Jes
se Slagle, refuge . warden, has made
much progress in protection 1 of . game
on the refuge. - The wild cats and
foxes have killed a few turkeys, but
otherwise, all the game turned loose
on the .refuge is doing nicely. ;
Mr. ' - Mease " said that the " state
x oinciais have recently bought eigth
eaa oi cue irom tne nooper uaia -
refuge and, that these animals have
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uccu yiatcu in me xiuricsuH 'enclosure.
borne, of the young elk will , be
brought to Wayah Bald later in the
wmmer. An order for some Beaver
was made three months ago. When
Os order is ' filled the local refuge
m' expected to -receive -its quota.
According to a statement by Mr.
Oease another game refuge was re
cently established near Grandfather
riountain. . "It will be the policy of
Cie state," said Mr. Mease, "to es
tablish game refuges in various sec
tions of Western North Carolina."
Within tight or ten years after such
is. done Mr, Mease is of the opinion
, that the mountainous part of the
state will again become a hunter's
Broadway Locals '
There . was a very bad storm on
Broadway last Thursday and Thurs
day night' Very bad winds and rain
' fell from early m the morning until
some time in the . afternoon, then
verjr Daa winas,; ana snow. . aucn a
. storm has never been experienced
afound here. '
Mrs. Sallie Barns spent last week
end on Broadway with her mother,
Mrs.' H. Q Wilson. '
Messrs. Andy and Tom Wilson was
on Turtle Pond Friday.
Misses Dora Picklesinner-and Mag
gie .Buchannon was 'on Broadway
last week end.
Mr. Tom Smith was at Mr. Andy
Wilson's home Thursday on business.
, Messrs. Bart and Radford Wilson
spent last week end with Mrs. H. C.
.. Wilson. "., '
Mrs. B. Wilson and daughter, Ad
die spent Wednesday night with Mrs.
' Hettie Talley.
Mr. "William Green was on -Turtle
Pond Wednesday. "
Mr. Jerry Wilson . has returned
, home from Scaly where he has been
for some few days.
Mrs. Andv Wilson was at the home
of Mrs. H. C. Wilson's Friday on
Mr.J Andy Wilson spent Wednesday
night vjith his sister.
Bulls Average $319
Sam Franks, Jim Gray and Fred
Sloan went to Salisbury last; week
to an auction sale of thoroughbred
Guernsey bull calves from the Brant
Ranch in California. Twenty-one
calves - sold for an average of $319
cash, the highest price pajd being
seven hundred dollars and the lowest
t something more than two hundred.
' In speaking f the sale Mr. Franks
stated that these calves .were, bought
by farmers who had "the money in
their pockets. While there' Mr.
Franks heard the bell toll for scrub
cattle and generally for grade cows
as well. He said that farmers who
attended the sale generally- agreed
that the dairyman ' without , purebred,
Cows is doomed to disappointment.
Tn the neighborhood Mr. Franks and
Mr. Grav boueht two thoroughbred
heifers, three months of age, for $125
The party came back by way .. of
Chester county, South' Carolina, where
they inspected the herds of that com
munity. Everywhere on- their,, -trip
they found thoroughbred Guernseys
selling readily for big prices and
hara to una at tnai. i ; ,
Tax Sales Postponed
At its monthly meeting Monday the
board of commissioners decided to
postphone the advertisement of the sale
of land for taxes until .the first of
August. It is said that the com
missioners, in taking this actiont con
sidered several petitions asking the
matter be postphoned for 90 days
Tliev also considered the fact that
the tax ' books for 1923 have been
delayed several months . in . reaching
the hands of , tie tax collector. -
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ELIZA, pursue cftxj bloodhounds, escapes e? cro ss the river on fie oafno 7ce
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! About . ten . o'clock on Thursday
night of last week during a , severe
storm a great red glow in the direc
tion of Highlands, reflected brilliantly
against the black clouds, caused con
siderable excitement in Franklin.
Some one in Franklin turned in the
fire alarm. It was later yearned
that the club house on the High
lands golf course was burning. ; Be
fore any of the details could De
ascertained the telephone lines went
out of commission, The next day
Attorney H. G. Robertson who was in
Highlands when the club house burned
returned to Franklin.. He-was unable
to account for the fire excepting on
the theory ; that the high- winds blow
ing down the chimney scattered live
coals on the floor of the lobby.
It is understood that the building
was insured for forty thousand dol
lars and that the officials of the golf
course intend to rebuild.
The town board has given the U.
D. C permission to sell refreshments
on the square in June 15th as the
efforts of the U.- D. L. will be; re
sponsible for the crowd we ; hope to
have. .No one else will be allowed
to sell refreshments, that day, on the
business part of Main street.- If
the U. D. C. makes -anything over
expenses .it will be expended for
A pair of oxen have been ottered
for the U. D. C. float.
Letters are coming in from the
A 150 foot flower bed has been
planted on the , Dillsboro highway,
at the 1 town limits, and the high
bank above in vines. A A quart of
zinnia seed donated by Mrs. Zeke
Byrd and Mrs. Will Cunningham have
been planted along the highway,
At the : Ga. and N. - C. state lines
a bed of -summer and autum bloom
ing: flowers that multiply from roots
have been planted and the high bank
on one side planted at the top with
vines. ' . -
Three long and' unsightly banks
have been planted to hold the land
from washing as well ; as beautifying
same..' , - ' w .'
" ; There ' is " much more v to be done
on the Bus route. V
The U. D. C. is under oblicatior?
to "Chick" Lippard and "Dee" SuK
ton for all . of this planting ana to
Mrs. Lyman Higdon and Mrs. Will
Cunningham for use of cars.
The rext civic improvements' the
U. I). C. will undertake will be the
grounds around the depot, marking
the Indian mound and . circling it
with zinnias, . '
Myers Bros. Lease Hotel
Myers Brothers. Tobe and Bill,'
have .leased from'1 Mrs; W. L. McCoy
the 'Mountain, City hotel at Moun
tain City. It is understood that the
hotel will be opened for the season
on May ' 15. The Myers Brothers
store at Franklin will probably be
movejj 4o Mountain City, though no
definite decision , to this effect has
yet? been made; Mrs. L. D. Dills of
Cartoogechaye will 'aid in running the
hotel. - -
According to all reports the people
of Mountain City are expecting the
biggest tourist season in the history
of the town. s ,
Mr. McCoy, it is said, will build
five or v six cottages on the grounds
for use of those who do not desire
to stay at the totel, .
DATE SET FOR MAMMOTH
PRODUCTION AT MACON
For two years past one of the
principle topics in film circles has
been the currently reported news of
the filming by Universal on a huge
scale of the widely known - story of
"Uncle Tom's Cabin." Local theatre
managers were interested when the
was set for release. Announcement
is; now made by Manager Lyle of the
Macon theatre that he has; beeked
the big entertainment for his theatre
Tuesday and Wednesday,,! next week.
For seventy-five , years "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" has been played on the stage
by innumerable ' companies of troup
ers, their offerings ranging from what
were ; scarcely . more pretentious than
"medicine . shows" to larger, aggrega
tions ' carrying brass bands, "two
topsys", "two- lawyer marks" and
other , forms of ballyhoo that might
attract crowds but that had little to
do with the story as written in her
immortal book by Harriet Beecher
Stowe, in 1850. .
Carl Laemmle, president of the
Universal Pictures Corporation makes
no secret of the fact that the present
production, which cost nearly $2,000,
00 and was tow years in the making,
is the realization of a dream of many
years. . Great American, Classics, he
says, have always held a fascination
for him ; and he is proud of the fact
that in this,A.the first adequate film
ing of the Stowe story, Director Har
ry). Pollard1, has avoided the queer
traditions that have . crept into the
many stage versions, few of which
have ever been written, and has
spent a .fortune in giving a true
presentation of the original, that has
entertained generation after genera
tion for seventy-five years.
This is literally true with -ne inci
dental exception:, While the book
was written before the Civil War, in
the Universal production the drama
ends with the freeing of the slaves
co-incident with the entry, on the
Southern scene of the victorious.
Northern troops. Thi? dramatic li
cense Director Pollard insists is justi
fied, inasmuch as the conditions cf
slavery which create the real drama
of the book were ended by the war,
the . only fitting ending .for theatrical
presentation is to show that ending.
Otherwise the whole story and pur
pose of the book becomes merely an
incident or succession' of incidents in
American history. ,
There is no war stuff in the picture
The apnearance of the troops on the
march fit into the, plot in the manner
mentioned,' and in no place do they
show as combatants. To tell the-
truth Mrs. Stowe's "Uncle Tom's
Cabin" is a thrilling book, containing
three distinct stories, melodramatic in
their thrilling human intensity, and
correlated through the inclusion of
the , same characters. As such it
has stood the test of three-quarters
of a century of .popularity in the
home, the public library.; and .on' the
stage. . ' 1 !
A .; large percentage of Jhe huch
expenditure, it is said, went to the
filming of the many scenes in the
locations depicted in the book. The
story beginjs in Kentucky; carries
Eliza north across the Ohio river
by the underground railway ' returns
to Ohio, to the Mississippi, down the
river to .New Orleans; back up the
river to Simon Legree's plantation
"an emc sweep" as Mr. Laemmle
says, "too big for the stage." This
route, a large company Under Direc
tor Pollard followed. dunnor the film -
in covering 25.000 nHc? of travel.
OF TbWN BOARD
Monday night the present town
board held its last regular monthly
meeting. The board passed an order
giving the U. D. C. the exclusive
privilege to sell sandwiches and soft
drinks on the public square at the
Macon county centennial on June 15.
The board also passed an order
refunding the citizens of Iotla and
Riverview streets the amounts as
sessed , against them for paving the
streets mentioned. '
Paint Demonstration At -
Local Hardware Store
Mr. Alf Higdon of the Franklin
Hardware Company. ' has just mailed
but, announcements of. the demonstra
tion o f Red W Paints and Finishes
to be held at' his store on May 13-14-
A factory representative from the
Red W plant in St. Louis, Mo., will
be in charge' of the display and will
exhibit various of his , company
products applied over the actual
surfaces, for which v they are in
tended in regular uses.
This week the store's windows fea
ture a guessing contest which will
be carried on during the demonstra
tion period. For guessing the clos
est number of dots in a circle, eight
prizes are offered. In addition a
free can of finishes is given all mak
ing a guess on a regular coupon
Mr. Higdon's paint departmene has
been recently changed to conform to
the latest ideas ( in retail' paint mer
chandising and a visit to the store
during the demonstration promises to
be ' well worth while.
North Skeenah News
Mr. Lester Dills passed through
our section Friday.
Air. Joe Watts was in this section
on business Thursday.
Mrs. Jim Cabe and daughter of
Riverside was visiting relatives in
this section the first of the week.
Mr. E. B. DeHart and Dr. Lyle
was in our section ' Monday to see
Mr. E. L. DeHart.
Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Sanders of
Toccoa, Ga., was visiting Mrs.' Sand
ers' parents. Mr. and Mrs. Jude Hast
We are glad to report that Mrs. E.
L. DeHart is able to be out visiting
again. 4 '
Mrs. Anna Ledford was visiting
at the home of J. C. Sanders . Friday.
Rev. Lester Ledford made a busi
ness trip to Franklin Friday.
Miss Bertha Carpenter returned
home Sunday after spending last week
with Mr. and Mrs. E. . B. Dchart in
Franklin. , "
Mr, Manson Sanders of Franklin
spent Saturday niphf with his broth
er, Mr. J. C. Sanders.
Misses; Elsie Sanders and Ova Mae
Hastings spent Saturday nieht and
Sunday with Miss ' Bertha Hastings.
Storm Damages Trees
, The high winds in Macon county
last Thursday night uprooted hun
dreds of fruit trees and also blew
down, several t trees in the forests.
While reports reaching Franklin show
that considerable damage was done
in all parts, of the County the south
ern section of the county ne-vt to
Georgia appears to have, been hit the
bo far as is known no
' buiiduisrs were b'own down ana no
Two Old Members of Board
Re-elected and s Four Ner.
Members to Assume OfHca
By vote of nearly five to one over
his opponent Mayor George Pattoa
was reelected Tuesday, the vote stand
ing 247 ,for Patotn and 56 for Car-,
penter. H. W. Cabe who has been
a member of the board for nine years
lead the ticket for alderman with a
vote of 251 out of a possible vote of
325. J. M. Moore, the populcr mana
ger of the Fanners Supply Company,
came second with 220 vote,s while Jess
Conley was third with ' 162 votes.
Next came John E. Rickman, incum-
bent, with 160 votes followed by W.
B. McGuire with 158. - Dr. J. 1 IL
Fouts was elected as the sixth mem
ber with a vote of. 153. T. W.
Angel had 152 votes, J. B. Pender
grass 144, John B. Henry. 136, W. T.
Moore 126, W. C. Cunningham 119,
Grover Jamison 31 and J. E. Lancaster
1. Mr. Lancaster's name was not oa
any of the tickets and was evidently,
written in by one of his many friends.
The election was quiet and passed
off without any disorder.
In Top Gardens
Franklin,, May 4.--An interesting
development is being launched this
summer at Franklin Terrace here
This resort has been known for.
its beautiful tut flowers, and the ,
constant demand for plants, roots,
and cuttings has led to the open
ing of a sales garden. The proprie
tors will' specialize itt rare varieties
of choice plants. ' "
xerrace lop uarnens wui not en
deavor to build up a large business
but will attempt to introduce new
and distinctive varieties. It will '
cater especially to the jhome garden
er who nuts quality first and will
seek to build up the better type , of
planting in this section.
Miss Mary Willis, of the Terrace, is
said to have a wizard's touch witk
flowers and one of the charms of
this inn has been the exquisite
flowers with which it was filled from
frost to frost. Her association in
this new business will be Miss Mary
Bissell, of New Rochelle, N. Y., who
has been a regular visitor to the
Terrace for a number of years and'
who has had long experience in gardening,-
both in New Rochelle and in
Miss Bissell is a member of the
Iris Society, the-. Rose society, the
Women's Farm and Garden associa
tion and an honorary member of
the Garden Club of New Rochelle.
She is enthusiastic about the cli-
mate and soil of Western North
Carolina and feels that there is no
limit to the possibilities for the de
velopment of the gardening cult in
One of the plans for Terrace Top
gardens, is a small gift shop featur-
in garden accessories as gifts and
souvenirs for motor parties. ' Win
dow boxes will also be a feature of
This is the first summer for com-,
mercial work at the Terrace and ef
fnrt will he concentrated especially
on the rose garden. Rare and choice
roses, English delphiniums .of the
more unusual varieties and irises of
the more distinctive types will be
some of the outstanding attractions
Later in the season a garden party,
is planned to formally open the gar
For years Franklin has taken a
ercat interest in gardens. The. Gar-
'den club here has , been unusually
active and has done some very cred
itable work. The plans for this
year arc extensive, featuring the uni
versal planting of zinnias in' the
.bare and waste spaces of the . town.
and vicinity and ' the staging of a
flower show this fall. With the beau-,
tiful 'setting which nature has pro
vided for gardens here Franklin and
Terrace Top Gardens, bids fair to
become one of the show places of
western North Carolina, it is felt,
f . Asheville Times
Evangelistic services will be held
at Olive Hill School house on May
19 nt three o'clock.
Everybody is invited to attend oil
time Gospel service at Olive Hill
School house, May 19. Bring yotr
song books and let us wor$1 : V