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Newspaper VOLUME xxxvi. TRIBUTES TO WM. J. BRYAN Vice President Dawes: “He never did unworthy or mean things. He may have been mistaken at times as we all are, but he was trying always to do the right thing as he saw it. Senator Ashurst, of Arizona: His superlative oratory, his frame of oak and his apostolic zeal brought the income tax, woman suffrage,; prohibition, and the direct election of senators. Former Senator Hitchcock of Ne -1 braska: He was the greatest moral force of his day. He sacrificed his health and strength by the most ex traordinary exertions. John W. Davis: The example he set of devotion to principle no mat-, ter at what cost is one his country men well may cherish. Many of the things he advocated in tiuj face of j bitter opposition now are among the' accepted policies of the nation. Governor Smith of New York: He was a njan of strong convictions and even those who differed from his ideas had great regard for him. 1 Clarence Darrow: He was a man of strong convictions and always es poused his cause with ability and courage. I always respected his sin cerity and devotion. Elihu Root: He was a good and] kindly man, fairly sincere at all! times, and very sincere on points ] where I most disagreed with him. The Reverend Dr. C. F. Poter New York modernist: He was a mighty crusader, a sincere preacher of the old school. The Scopes trial signed his death warrant. The Reverend Dr. John Roach Stra ton New York: A v —jw has fal len in Israel. He was a patriot of the sort so sorely needed by Amercia in this, her critical hour. Newton D. Baker, former Secretary of War: Mr. Bryan has been the un disputed leader in the great cause in politics and religious movements for more than a generation. Clem L. Shaver, Democratic Na tional chairman. The country has lost a great citizen, the Democratic party a commanding figure and the moral force of the American nation a pow erful advocate. William C. Redfield, Secretary of Commerce in the Wilson Cabinet; His outstanding public service was in j 1913 when he smoothed over the dif ficulty between ehe United States and Japan. Senator Co’peland, New York; No Man ever had reater power over an audience. Senator Edwards of New Jersey: A reat mind has passed. Former Senator Atlee Pomerene of Ohio. He will be regarded as one of the reatest political orators of the generation. Governor Silzer of New Jersey: An outstanding American, he was the ardent champion of many -a good cause. Senator Fletcher of Florida: His place cannot be filled. His passing is a misfortune to his country and his party. John R. Voorhis, Grand Sachem of Tammany Hall; The world has lost the advantage of his original work. Henry J. Allen, former governor of Kansas; No man in the history of America has spoken to so many •people. No leader has been so thor oughly or correctly guaged. His greatest contribution was in his mor tal example. Political rancor had rea ched every seam of his life for over thirty years. Victor Rosewater; He was the most stubbornly wrong man I ever knew in politics, but he was perfectly sincere in his vagaries. Senator Borah of Idaho: The purity of his purpose and the sin cerity of his convictions no one who knew him will doubt. He never im tended to speak other than for hu manity- I $1.50 Per Year |DEEP GAP SCHOOL NEARS ' COMPLETION—OTHER NEWS Deep Gap, July 28 —The first com | munity meeting in the new Deep ,! Gap Consolidated School building is to be held Saturday afternoon and I evening August 1. Some prominent | speakers have been invited. Ice cream j and lemonade will be on sale during I the afternoon, the proceeds to be I applied toward the purchase of the light plant for the school. We are hoping every patron of the school ! and every person interested in the success of the school who can pos sibly be present, will come out and look over the new building and join in making plans for the future of the school. Everyone is most cordially urged to come and help us have a helpful as well as enjoyable meeting. The building itself is practically completed. The plumbing has been installed and the water line from , the spring which has been donated by Mr. Alex Wellborn is being rush ] ed through. The light plant is to be installed this week. Wednesday of ! this week the people of the school are to meet and clean .up the ground so that everything will be in readi ness for the opening of the school on Monday August 3. The county Board of Education has erected here a buil ding of which not only Stony Fork township but the whole county as well may be justly proud. Situated as it is on the Boone Trail Highway the first school that visitors see as they enter the county from this di rection it is a splendid advertisement of the progress of the county. The ] people of the township are showing I a spirit of cooperation which bids ] | fair to build a school which will be worthy of the building and of the faith in these communities which-the county has shown in putting such a building here. On Wednesday of this week sev eral friends of the school will make a trip to Hickory to bring up the new desks for the school. These men are generously giving their time and the use of their trucks, which shows the spirit in which these good peo ple go about helping their school. Mr. Ed Greer of Brownwood was in the community Friday to see about arranging board for her daughter so that she may attend the school. Mrs. Greer's son is also planning to ride over to attend. . Messrs Henry Hardin and Clay Miller made a trip down state last week, taking down a load of produce and bringing back from Durham a Stieff piano which friends of the school are lending for the use of the school during the term. A class in the Sunday School Nor mal manual is in progress at Laurel Springs church under the leadership of Mr. Z. T. Watson. The class holds its meeting each Sunday following the | Sunday School hour. Numbers are ta king part and much interest is being shown. Mr. •Filmore Watson is visiting rel atives and friends in this section af ter a number of years in the west. Mrs. Richard Watson had as guests last Sunday her mother, grandfather and other relatives from the Brushy Mountain. Mrs. Armfield Waters was called to Kannapolis last week to the .bed side of her son who is seriously ill there. A later wire to the family stated that he was resting more quiet ly. WILSON-NORRIS Mr. Dayton Wilson and Mrs. Lloyd Norris both of Boone, were married at Zionville lastf'Thursday afternoon the Rev. R. C. Eggers performing the ceremony. Mr. Wilson h£s been associated with the Taylor Motor Co. for some time, is a good citizen and fine business man. His wife is the widow of Mr. Lloyd Norris who was killed in an automobile accident near Morganton, and daughter of the late John I. Green of Sands. She is a splendid lady, and much liked. The Democrat extends congratulations to the popular couple. Josephus Daniels, in a telegram to Mrs. Bryan; I loved your hus band as I loved no other man and sorrow with you. Will H. Hays, former postmaster General: The death of Mr. Bryan is a great shock to me. His pass ing is a nationa loss. Mr. Bryan has a life of tremendous service. I mourn him deeply as a friend and I rieve with the countless thousands who would have known him, and knowing him, loved him. BOONE, WATAUGA COUNTY, N .'RTh CAROLINA, THURSDAY July 30, 1925. Nation Mourns His Death William Jennings Bryan Died Suddenly Sunday at Dayton, Tenn. Great Commoner Has For Many Years Been an Outstanding American Political Leader and Orator. ‘ Apoplexy Cause of Commoner’s Death William JenninYgs Bryan, three times presidential nominee of the democratic party and known the world over for his eloquence, died at Dayton Tennessee last Sunday at the age of 65. The end came while the great com moner was asleep and was attribut ed by physicians to apoplexy. He had retired to his room shortly after eat ing a large dinner to take a short rest. Mrs. Bryan sent the family chauffeur, Jim McCartney, to wake him about 4:30 and it was then learn ed that he was dead. Dr. W. F. Thomason and Dr. A. C. Broyles, who examined the body ex- . pressed the opinion that Mr. Bryan had been dead between 30 and 15 minutes before they drrived. The death occurred in the residence of Richard Rogers which had been as signed to the Bryans during their stay in Dayton. Mr. Bryan’s death came on the eve of another crusade he had plan ned to carry before the American people—a battle against modernism. He returned to Dayton the day of his death after having made address es yesterday at Jasper and Winches ter, and after having completed ar rangements for the early publication I of the speech he was to have made in closing the trial of John T. Scopes i who recently was found guilty of! violating Tennessee’s anti-evolution law. Despite the strenuous program Mr. Bryan had been following as a mem- j ber of the prosecution staff in the Scopes case and as leade of the fun- j ndamentalists, he appeared in excel lent health. Shotly before Mr. Bryan entered I his room to rest he told his wife that he had never felt better in his life and was ready to go before the coun try to wage his fight in behalf of fundamentalism. About 4:30 Mrs. Bryan said she felt her husband had slept long en ough, so she sent the chauffeur, who also was his personal attendant, to wake him. McCartney shook Mr. Bryan twice before he noticed thee latter was not breathing. The physi cians and A. B. Andrews, a neighbor, .were then summoned hurriedly Mrs. Bryan accepted the shock bravely and remained calm. “I am happy that my husband died without suffering and in peace,” she said. The town was shocked by the tra gedy and within five minutes after the doctors’ examination revealed the fact that Mr. Bryan was dead, the streets near the home weer thronged jtvith people. 1 i The crowd in front of the Bryan home appeared unable to realize that Mr. Bryan was dead. They stood with bared heads and tears were in the eyes of many. Simple Servie for Bryan Will be Held Friday i Washington, July 28, —High up on “Dewey Knoll” in Arlington National i cemetery, overlooking the Potomac and Washington, the body of Wil liam Jennings Bryan, apostle of peace w r ill be interred Friday afternoon a mong the nation’s warriors. Only the simplest services will be read, in keeping with the desires of the departed leader and his widow, ' who have avowed “we are simp'e folk’ Not all plans for the funeral of the Commoner have been completed, but such as has been tentatively ap proved ignore all military and other ceremonial display. Upon the arrival of the funeral train here Thursday morning the body will be removed quietly to a mortuary chaple to await the assemblage of the far-flung fam ily. William Jennings Bryan ,Jr. the Commoner’s son is not due until the day of the funeral. Simple services probably at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, where Lincoln worshipped | on Friday, followed by a funeral cor tege to Arlington and interment there of the body will end the last jour -1 ney. The final resting place of the com moner is one of the most beautiful spots in the cemetery. Nearby is the Dewey Memorial where until recent ly the naval commander of the war in which Bryan served his country, rested. Not far away is the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. All around lie the heroes of the war with spain, be hind the knoll march endless rows of crosses, marking the graves of heroes of the World War. FAMOUS SAYINGS OF WM. J. BRYAN “You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this erwn of thorns You shall not crucify mankind upon a crown of gold.” From speech in Chicago conven tion in 1896, which won the first of three Presidential nominations: “I represent the women snd children of America whom your damnable traffic would slay.” Answer to heckler in pleading for 5 Cts. aCopy HIGH LIGHTS IN THE CAREER OF W. J. BRYAN . Milestones in the life of William Jennings Bryan are: March 12, 1860—Born at Salem 111., 1870, entered public schools; 1875 entered Whipple Academy. 1881—was graduated from Illi nois College, Jacksonville, 111. be ing valedictorian of his class. 1883 Graduated from Union College of law, Chicago, and be gan practice in Jacksonville. 1884 Married Miss Mary E. Dair at Parry, 111. Removed to Lincoln, Neb. 1888—Elected delegate to the state convention. 1890-»—Elected to congress in a ■ nominally republican district and , j started fight for tariff reform.. . | 1892—Attracted attention by’ his tariff speech. 1893 Opposed the repeal of the 5 Sherman silver purchase act. j 1895 Choice of Nebraska dem ] ccrats for United States Senator, i 1896 Editor of the. Omaha. World-Herald. 1896 Nominated for president at Chicago, after his famous croos J of geld speech. .. . j 1898 Colonel of Nebraska vol unteers in Spanish-America wars. 1900 Nominated for president * at Kansas City convention. 190 T-—Established “The Com moner.” 1905-06—Made tour of the wori with family. 1908—Nominated for president I the third time. £ 1913 Named Secretary of state , by president Wilson. 1915 Retired from Wilson cab- I | inet. ) 1920—Pleaded for prohibition | enforcement before democratic con j vention at San Francisco, a 1925—Became chief figure in | prosecution of Scopes. evolution , I case and made passionate defense a | of religious faith at Dayton. | dry plank before resolutions com mittee of 1920 convention in San Francisco: “My heart is in the grave | with our cause. I must pause until it | comes back to me.” Comment after defeat of 1920 dry : plank: “I would rather have the ann themas of these misguided democrats | than to have to answer on judmont day for a duty disregarded and trut deserted.” From speech in New Y'ork conven tion of 1924 against platform denun *eiatio:i of the Ku Klux Klan by name j “When we take the Bible away from our children there is nothing left. The evolutionist that guesses the mos times is the best scientist^” From his lost speech made at Winchester, Tenn, last Saturday: ‘An atheist, agnostic, unbeliever can ques tion me at any time as to my belief in God and I will answer him. The Bible is good enough to live by and die by.’ From his cross examination by Clarence Darrow in the Scopes evo lution trial: “There was never a year since my first nomination in which 1 could not have made a mil lion had 1 taken the side of privi lege and favoritism.” Comment in 1925 regarding re port that we was a millionaire. “From various speeches and sermons esti mated at 10,000-; The humblest citi zen in all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause is strong er than all the hosts of error.” “American civilization will imprint its flag upon the hearts of ail who long for freedom.” “Awake- oh, ancient law giver, a waWe. Breakforth from time’s un marked sepulchre and speed theee back to cluod crowned Sinai.” “Millions for defense but not one cent for conquest.’ “Truth will vindicate itself; only error fear free speech.” “The people who in 1776 rejected the doctrine that kins rule by right divine will not in this generation subscribe to the doctrine that money is omnipotent.” NOTICE Don’t fail to pay your taxes next Monday if yon don’t want your prop erty advertised. C. M. CRITCHER", Ex-Sheriff. FOUR PAGES . Tins Week NUMBER 30. FORD MAY BUY E. LRAILROAD Story Came From Johnson City of Railroad Sale—Cranberry M • nes Reported Sold L. J. Hampton, w-riting from Elkin to the Winston-Salem Journal gives out the following: From a prominent visitor who pent Sunday in this town with friends comes the report as stated to him by the president of the cham ber of Commerce of Johnson City, Tenn. of the purchase by Henry Ford multi-millionaire auto manufacturer of the East Tennessee and Western north Carolina railway, a narrow guage line which runs from the Ten nessee line to Boone, N. C. The Elkin visitor was also told that Henry Ford had purchased the Cran berry Iron Mines, locatd at Cran berry, Avery county, which had been -worked for twenty years and more producing the finest grade of iron of any mine in the United States. Ore from the mine at Cranberry, re i'mtd and smelted, is used for cru cible and other steel. The East Tennessee and Western North Carolina railway is said to be one of the biggest dividend paying short lines in the United States. The tremendous lumber business carried on in the country it traverses is now one of the biggest revenue produc ing factors. But when the Cranberry Iron Mine was in operation the raw unsmelted ore was its biggest freight product, this being carried to John son City, Va., and other points for refining. The opening of the Cranberry mine again will give to hundreds of people employment that will mean a great measure of prosperity for that sec tion of the country. It is said that the old owners of the mine after working it for upwards of twenty years had barely tuoched the great ore deposits. The principal tunnel of the mine extends for perhaps a mile and a half under the mountain at Cranberry, and the ore is dumped ffom mine cars directly into railway gondoliers, making it an economical operation. The ore deposits are said to branch in different directions from the farthest point of the main tunnel and it is understood that it is from that point that the ore lies in thick veins awaiting development. There is also a report current here that Henry Ford has purchased the branch line running out of Abingdon Va. to Damascus and is interested in mines located at the latter place. Men who are in position to know- are confident that the great auto manu facturer still has in mind the project of finding an outlet to the Atlantic Seaboard of his own. However, about the only tangible proof of this is the fact that for months there were par ties of surveyors in the Blue Ridge northwest of Mt. Airy surveying for what was guessed to be a railroad grade. They were €lose mouthed, so no definite information was gained from them, but it was generally sur mised that they were either employ ed at the behest of Henry Ford, or George L. Caretr, coal magnate. Now that the Ford Motor Company has a fleet of vessls on the high seas flying the United States flag and un der American registry for the trans portation of the products of Mr. Ford’s factory to all the parts of the civilized world, it is argued that this is likely only incrased Mr. Ford’s de sire for a railroad of his own to a sea port on the Atlantic seaboard. His bids for ships ownd by the United States shipping board is also another factor to be considered. EPISCOPAL APPOINTMENTS We are asked to announce that Bishop Horner will be in Ashe coun ty as follows: On Sunday August 2 at 11 o’clock in Holy Trinity Church, Glendale Springs, that night in ■ St. Mary’s Church, Beaver Creek, and on Mon day night August 3 in St. Matthew’s Church, Todd, for the purpose of ad ministering the sacred rite of con firmation, or the Laying of Hands upon such as have been baptised and are ready and desirous to be confirme after the manner of the Holy Apos tles, as taught by their Lord and Master, Jesus Christ, during the for ty days between his resurrection and his ascension.