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VOL. I NO. 7
SYLVA, N. C, FEBRUARY. 28, 1913
AIURE CALLS EiEflflN Iwiutae wisiir finnn mm for
" . n aj-. The pa t, Norfolk, y; . ,i - U 1 L i rtj ulLLOUUitku
The Senate passed the Jackson
County Court House Election bili
on second reading by a . vote of
9i to 5 aiter a heated and prolong
ed discussion. Senator Hannah, of
Haywood, championed the Dili on
ttoor oi tlie rxuiate anu muue a
in favor of the
niiisUTi'ul speech
When it came to the third read
in. the biil passed by practically an
unanimous vote
tmu. uu
only 3 Senators
against the bill while 31
voted aye when their names were
The bili had come lip to the Sen
ate from the committee on counties,
icities and towns, of that body, on a
minority report, this being the rea
son for such a hot contention on
the floor.
The house had already passed the
bill and the action of the Senate
gives the people of Jackson county
tht .0nt to settle the question for
themselves, The Senate made only
one amendment, it providing for
the purgii g of the lejstration books
of all names of voters who on ac
count of death, removal or other
causes, are disqualified.
The bill provides for an election
tn hp held Mav 15. 1913 upon the
question of removal of the county
site from Webster to Sylva, provid
ed, thai, in the event that the peo
pie bhall express themselves in fav
or of removal, Sylva shall donate to
the county a site for the public!
buildings. The cost of the erection
of said buildings shall not exceed
$3U,UU0, $10,000 of which is guaran
teed by the people ot Sylva.
Norfolk distributors 'of whiskey
and beer look with unconcern on
the law just passed by Congress
n(i fitlinm onto frnr..- 4. - j
r - mLOi The General Assembly has mad
dry-territory. Oi several muti.
ed not niifi wn on,; Provision .for road improvement, m
wvuovu UUY, iCCii U.luL I
jit will hurt business, "...i Jackson County, by the passage of
The bill, which was introduces two bills," one is entitled an act to
by Representative Webb, oi North amend the charter of Sylva and
The Southern Railway carpenters Carina, underwent radical revision ' provide fox building roads. The
arnvea m byiva Wednesday and , ueiore its passage. . This Milled, say
begun the work of erecting Sylva's tne distributors, any apprehension
new depot. ! they might have feit.
The work will be pushed forward! "In tne flrst place," said B. F.
as rapidly as possible and will be ! Metzger of Metzger Bros., yester
completed by the last of March. I day, "tne Iaw carries no penalty.
For some time the Southern has ven if its provisions are violated,
oeen Dromisms to build n nw : wmcn vve snau not nave to ao to
reight and passenger depot'here, as ' continue siiipments, no . action can
t has been badly needed, but for be taken. The law, again, is aimed
diver j reasons thev did not tet ouy at shipments which, are to be
around to it as soon as had been ! used in violation of state, county or
hoped. ! municipal laws. It has no effect on
other to provide good roads in Syi-
va, DiiisbDro and Cullowhee town
ships, by a bond issue.
The bill appoints road trustees,
whose duty is to look after the
road work in their township.
The bonds when issued will ue
if li 1
Zl Li
The old part of the depot will be ! shipments for personal consump-
remodeled and fitted with a roof of
fire proof material and will, with
some extension at the east end,
serve as a freight depot, while new
offices and waiting rooms will be
built at the west end of the present
This will give Sylva one of the
tion, which are the sort of packages
that go out of Norfolk in the main."
Shippers in Norfolk do business
in North and South Carolina and
Georgia. In North and South Car-
: olina there are laws limiting the
amount os whiskey a man may have
in his possession. -The purpose of j
township and not County bonds.
As it is impossible for us to get
copies of these bills this week, we
can not publish them in this issue
but will do so next week. .
One of the roads to be built is
from Sylva to the Cullowhee School
another from Sylva to Beta and
still another from Sylva to Dills-boro.
best and most convenient depots on these laws is not t0 prohibit a man's
the Murphy Division.
j having all the whiskey in his own
home he wishes, but to give the
right v.f seizure to officers of the
law if it is suspected th a man
has whiskey to be used in violation
News and Observer
Charlotte, Feb.24. Chairman E.
L. Davis and Judge George P. Pell, ute giving the right of search and
Francisco I. Madero and Jose
Rivo Suarez, Ex-president and far
mer vice-president of Mexico, were
killed in Mexico City Feb. 22, as
of the State prohibition laws. These ! the culmination of the unsettled
Miss Margaret Hastings leaves
tomorrow to visit friends in Mur
phy. FOR SALE Large, beautiful
building lots on the east side of my
farm, over-looking Sylva, and about
twenty acres of very rich land on
the west side. Geo. P. Miller.
of the state corporation commission
and Chief Clerk A. J. Maxwell held
aii important meeting here today
with representatives of the shippers
of freight for the purpose of pro
curing important data to be used in
the trial of the cases brou ht before
the interstate commerce commis
sion by the North Carolina corpora
tion commission to secure fairer
interstate rates. It is the purpose
laws are similar -to a Virginia stat- conditions existing in that unfortu
nate country.
It is charged that the revolution
ists, who now have the upperhand,
are responsible for the double mur
der, while they claim that they
knew nothing of the act until it
had been perpetrated and that it
seizure of officers when it is be
lieved a man is selling whiskey
without license.
As amended the law just passed
by Congress does not give the right
to interfere with shipments when
in the hands of a common carrier, was due entirely to unforeseen cir
Although this was one of the things ' cumstances. That in an attempt
demanded by those favoring a fed-' to escape they were cut down by
eral statute, no such' provision was
j made in the law. Had it been done,
of the commissioner to prosecute ' it is claimed the law would have
h E. Alley
C. C, Buchanan
Alleij dr SB uc A a nan
Webster, N. C.
While Mr. Alley has moved to
Waynesville, he' will continue to
take active part in the practice of
law at Webster.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
Webster, n. c
Office : Pharmacy Building,
John a. pftums
sylva, N. C.
Attorney at Law.
Office In Court House,
Webster, n. c.
these suits with vigor should the
conference at Raleigh Wednesday
between the railroad men and the
egislative committee prove futile.
Among those present today were
J. L. Graham, representing the
Winston-Salem board of trade, and
T. J. Ryan, representing the South
ern Furniture Association and W. S.
Creighton, of the Charlotte Shippers
and Manufacturers Association.
We gather from the daily ex
changes that the following will be
a partial list of the cabinet of Presi
dent Wilson. The president-elect,
himself, has made no statement
in regard to any cabinet portlfolio.
However this is generally accepted
as being authentic.
Secretary of State, William Jen
nings Bryan, Nebraska; Secretary
of treasury, William G. McAdoo,
New York; Secretary of Navy,
Josephus Daniels, North Carolina;
Postmaster General, Albert Sidney
Burleson, Texas.
A LiilLEtillLD.
Jerdie, the 7 year old daughter of
Mr. Jno. Asrie. died at his home
Monday morning after a brief ill
ness. She was at school Friday but
was taken sick Friday evening
and died Monday morning. The
funeral was held here Tuesday and
hpr rpmains were laid to rest at
MV& V mmm
Webster Tuesday afternoon.
been unconstitutional.
Even as it is the claim is made
that the law will not stand a test,
but as there is no penalty for vio
lation it is said by distributors there
will not be an occasion to test its
Feb. 21. Represen
tative Webb, father of the Webb li
quor bill, was given an ovation
when he appeared at the Vanghan
Bible class at the Calvary Baptist
church. The Vaughan class is one
of the oldest and by far the largest
Sunday school class in the United
States. The thousand or more mem
bers of the class pledged the ninth
district congressman their support
in upholding the Webb liquor bill
When Mr. Webb had finished his
speech he was cheered for 15 min
utes. CULLOWHEE TO GET $69,000
Representatives Croriatrie, Fer
guson and Wike and Senator Dav
is, the comimttee of the Legislature
sent to inspect the Cullowhee school
bullets of the two opposing parties
It is not known and probably
never will be, just how the awful
act, that has shocked the sensibili
ties of the civilized world, occurred.
The United States is holdiag
troops, at Galveston and other -points,
awaiting any eventuality
that may make it necessary for
this country to intervene and take
charge of affairs in Mexico.
There is a strong feeling which
seems to be growing in every part
of the United States that it is time
for this government to send troops
to Mexico and put an end to the
numerous atrocities that have been
perpetrated in that poor bleeding
President Taft does not think
that the time has came for Amer
ica to interfere with the affairs o
Colonel Sanford H. Cohen, the
manager of the Greater Western
North Carolina association, arrived
in the city yesterday afternoon from '
the west coast of Florida, where he
has been working in the interest of
the Land of the Sky. Colonel Cohen
has been away almost a month and
he lias visited practically all of the
Florida, tourists resorts. He had
several papers containing inter
views and advertisements in promi
nent papers of Jacksonville, Tampa
St. Petersburg, Palm Beach Au
gusta and other resorts.
In speaking of Florida, Colonel
Cohen said; "I took with me two
trunks, three boxes and five or six
packages of literature which was
distributed from Miami, on east
coast, to St. Petersburg, on the west
Not only was advertising distribut
ed but newspapers were used freely
and posters were placed in conspi
cuous places throughout the state.
I found that the business coasj had "
been bad but the country is filling
up rapidly with people returning
rom Pdmaii and Ciba. Ths only
place I found in Florida where i
vvas ard to 3t dzz) a mluj.i s
was St. Petersburg. I fouai a graa
many people through Florida who
are thinking of comiug to Western
North Carolina on their way home.
At St. Petersburg, arrangements
have been made for a car direct
to Western Carolina in March and
another in April. Indications are
that a late" winter and early spring
will bring large crowds to the Land
of the Sky. While" will be good
crowds during the spring, the ma-'
jority ol the people in Florida and
other sections which I have visitedt
are talking of visiting this section
during the coming summer." Citi
1 1
The Senate by a vote of 44 to IL
passed the Thorne-Majette school
bill and every child in North Caro
lina will have access to at least six:
months of public schools in every
The only dissenting voice in the
Senate was that of Senator Little'
of Anson.
Senator Bryant proposed an.
amendment, which was accepted
by the Senate, providing that in
any county where there were in
ner neighbor, but admits that the ! sufficient funds, the commissioners
occasion is likely to arise at any
time, to cause him as commander-in-chief
of our armies and navies,
to order American Soldiers to march
on Mej ico City.
Both Great Britain and the United
States refuse to recognize the pro
vincial government with the leader
Lof the latest revolution, General
expressed themselves as being well
pleased withthe work being done j Huerta, uutil they can the facts of
there and with the conditions.
They will recommend that the
the General Assembly appropriate
$60,000 for Cullowhee this year to
conditions existing.
General Huerta has given his
promise that a speedy and thorough
hp nspd in building a dormkorv for i mvestsgation, as to the death of
the boys, and admistration building j Madero and Suarez will be held
together with other improvements. ; and the blame, if there be blame,
This will be a long step m the right m be laced . itg right lace
direction looking towards the edu-1 , . . , T u -n
cation of the boys and -girls of the assassins, if such there be, will
1 Western Carolina. j pay the penalty.!
ceed 5 cts on the one hundred, dol
lars to be used for school purposes, '
According to the law as passed
by the General Assembly, there
shall be a school of not less than,
six months duration in every school
district in North Carolina.
By a vote of 81 to 5 the house passed
the Kellum bill providing for the
semi-annual issuance of $300,00
four per cent state bonds to be used
in financing the road bonds issued
by counties at 5 per cent for road
building, the bonds to run for forty
one years by which time the the
1 per cent sinking fund will have
provided for liquidation. The hill
passed its second reading with very
little discussion and took its place
on the calendar for the final read-:
Saturday. ?

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