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VOL. XXI NO. 30.
TRYON, POLK COUNTY, N. C FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1915.
ESTABLISHED MAY, 1894.
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THE TRYONBEE DEPARTMENT
A Farewell Statement I
, Time and events fly quickly, last
week Editor of the Bee, this week re
duced to the rank of a humble citlzeD
Twenty years in journalistic har
ness witnessing many changes in our
comm1111 Twenty years of strug
gle to keep the "Bee" buzzing. Twen
ty years ot loyalty; of friends. In
that time editors by the score have
invaded Polk County, but they are
gene. The Tryon Bee which has
been published ovr twenty years
under one ownership will this week
appear under new f management and
we bespeak for the Editor, Mr W
F Little, the "same loyalty and friend
liness given to us." A larger better,
more progressive paper was the logi
cal need of a growing, wide awake
community and our successor is fully
competent to fulfil all of the re
quirements. We hope all will co
operate to make this a business and
financial success, as a newspaper to
a great extent represents - the com
munity. - To our-friends who have
helped us in our work by kind words
and deeds our heart-felt thanks and
good wishes are gratefully tendered
G. E Morton.
we come to you to dayunder
quite different conditions than last
week, the joining of the two -papers
took place after last week's issue of
The Bee, so there was- no opportunity
to tell our, readers what had happen
Hi. The subscribers to the Ee will
Mtice - very -.little-jchange -however;
A that- only for the better; the
undersigned will still continue to
lather news and keep in touch 'with
the little "family" scattered all over
this big country of ours and try still
to make the Tryon Bee section, a
weekly letter from home as hereto
fore. To our Tryon friends we still
ask your active co-orperatlon in mak
ing this a newsy paper as there
are many stay-at-homes here in Try
on who have depended on the Bee
t has" been eoing on in
Tthia busy town and even those, a
round town :wht know everything- as
soon as it happened still yet like tc
read an account of it in the Bee.
It has seemed; in the past as
though all Tryon people were our
friends and we earnestly hope they
will continue so to be.
Winifred W Morton.
The regular meeting of the Club
was held Thursday afternoon at the
Club house. The program was giv
en by Mr Dwight Smith, who read
many delightful poems from the
French Canadian poet Drummondi
show ing the . versatility of that
author in depicting the old life of the
French in Canada. Mrs Bacon and
Mrs Beatson served tea. The next
meeting will be Thursday, December
h and Mrs Sharp will talk cn the
"Woman's Side of Army Life," in
the Phillipines and Alaska. v
To the memory of Mrs Kennedy:
Her kindly life, its cheer and
l'ght. ' ' ' T V'-'-J
We mourn their loss in sadness
Yet mem'ry keeps its sunshine
bright . ' ' L
And links with sorrow gladness. .
,- : J H P v.'-j
Cleveland, November, 1915. !
por Week Ending -November 9, 1915.
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Nov 25 fair
Nov 26 cloudy,
Nov 27 fair
Nov 28 fair
Nov 29 fair
Nov 30 fair
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M.ss Kimberlv of r.iftvAianri" Ohio.
18 8Peiiag the winter with the Miss
driret; out-door aporta;
mountain aprinf water.
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k"vi hub H v uai ui are ai
Robert Gaines has - already drawn
two sets of dishes on cash tickets
given, weekly by the Ballenger Co.
Dr Laws, Miss Annette Hill, Miss
Graydore and Miss Beckwith of the
Converse College Faculty spent
Thanksgiving in Tryon.
Dr W W.Gray has bought a lot
of land, 100 feet fronton Melrose
Circle of Mrs W E Strong and will
build a bungalow immediately. E
E Missildine represented Mrs Strcmg
in. the transaction.!
Miss Lula Prestwood gave a box
-supper last Saturday night at Mi
Z U Edney's for the benefit of the
new school building. The proceeds
were $29.40. The help ef the young
people outside of the community was
Coke Foster who left Tryon a
few months ago to work for the Al
lison Drug Store in Asheville has re
cently been placed in charge of the
Montford Pharmacy on Montford ave
which has been purchased by the Al
lison, Drug Co. Mr Foster is a
young man of considerable ability
and his friends here-know he will
make good. .!
;This changing the ownership of
The Bee is going to have many far
reaching effects, many of them un
thought of, one is taking several
hundred pounds of mail a year from
the R F D Route. I
Mrs Emma Nesmith has rented
the Stearns House on Melrose ave,
and will conduct a first class hoard
ing house. Mrs Nesmith is the sis
ter of "Mr Leroy Gushing and he and
wife are living with her.
Buy "your Christmas, gifts at the
Episcopal Bazarf Wednesday after
noon. Mrs MacNaughton has moved in
to the Dowe house on Melrose ave,
and will run it as a boarding house.
Messrs A L Hill, W B Kruse, C D
Sayre and. Cam Livingston attended
the district meeting of the JrODA
M, at Shelby last Friday. They
went over ia Mr Hills auto. ! '
Mr and Mrs Grant Miller leave Sun
day for their home in, Chicago. Mr
Miller's friends hate to see him go
as he makes a lot of improvements
on his farm and in the neighborhood
while here. They are both delight
ful people and will be a great ad
dition to Tryon. !
Dr and Mrs Gray f of , Bridgeport
Conn, arrived at-Oak Hall, Saturday
for a few days' stay, they, return later
for the winter and spring and have
rented Mrs C L Wilson's house, , as
stated last week. The Grays
seldom arrive before the middle cf
February, they do not expect to get
here this year any earlier.
B L Ballenger and nephew, Wesley
Jones, visited the laters mother in
Wellford, S C, Sunday.
Tryon Council No 143, Jr O U A M
will haVe an, interesting meeting next
Tuesday evening, December -6th, at
Jr Hall. All members cordially in
vited to attend. Refreshments and
other good things.
The friends in Tryon will be pai -ed
to learn of the death of Miss Bid
die in Washington, D C. She 'died on
the operating table, Miss Biddle has
been coming to Tryon every winter
for some years and was a beautiful
musician. She had met with an ac
cldent several years before, which
kept her from Jecom(ng a concert
pianist but it did not keep her from
playing whenever her friends asked
her to and she played with an ex
pression only the great concert pian
ists possess. ,
The Knights of Pythias of Tryon
had Columbus lodg as their guests
Thursday night. The degree of
Knight was giveii Messers N B Jack
son and Yates Arledgf of Columbus
A buffet luncheon, was served.
Miss Mary Pitkin will join her
sister in the Morley Snow Cottage
this week. -
Mrs Fanny J Ricks and secretary,
Miss Burkhart,- from ,. Ricksha ven
Farm on , Tryon moun,taln, were in
Trvon Monday. - Mrs Ricks expects
to leav ahortly for a two months
vUH In Mississippi.
Five mile inland from
Tryon over a beautiful
Hon J F Spainhour of ' Morgantoh
was heret on business Monday.
Miss Minnie Arledge spent Thanks
giving in Henderson ville with her sis
ter, Mrs; J E Shipman.v
Prof Cobb returned from the
Teachers' Assembly at Raleigh oh
Misses Runnion and Hunter re ;
turned from Alexander, where thej
spent the holidays.
Miss Armecia Green visited home
folks at Silver Creek for the week
end. i. , ' . : I
Miss Nora Jonea of the Columbus
High School, spent the week-end with
hor sister, Mrs T A Rippy in Lynn.
Twity Thompson, of Walker, hat
returned to the High School to con
tinue hs studies. He wasa stu
dent here during a part of last yeari
Several of our young people attend
ed church service at Lynn on Sunday
evening. 1 '
Mr and Mrs R L Hunter made a
shopping trip to Landrum last Satur
day. F M Burgess, Yates Arledge Mis.
Minnie Arledge and Miss Ellen -Erwln
went" to Rutherfordton Tuesday eve
ning to hear the Wake Forest Glee
Club. They report a splendid' pro
gram. J P Arledge and sen Yates, spent
Saturday and Sunday in Forest City
the guests of Dr and Mrs W C Bost'c
they returned home Monday morning
J G Hughes and Mrs Hughes went
to Asheville last Tuesday and pur
chased a new Buick runabout, v
J R Gilbert and Heber Carson
made a hasty trip to - Spartanburg
last week and brought back Mr Gil
bert's automobile which has been ua
Additional Tryon News
Died, Mrs Samuel B Edwards,
Thursday December 2nd, at her
home on Route 1. A husband and
eight children survive.
Mr Hirschel Robbins .is the new
drug clerk at Missildintflg . He takes
Mr Roy Cushings placL- wpile, Mr
Gushing recuperates frbqjja. recent
996 bales of cotton have been ginn
ed in Polk county as against 1023 in
There have been several "card par
ties of late in town and especially en
joy able one was that given by Mrs
Lindsey on Friday evening, six tables
of ladles and gentlemen enjoyed
bridge. On Wednesday evening Miss
Little entertained four tables of
bridge at Miss Ravenel's. Wesley
Jones made the hightest score.
Mrs Hoyt and small daughter of
Detroit have rented the . Grady cot
tage on Markham Road. .
There will be a teacher of sewing
at the Graded School every Tuesday
until futher notice.
The moonlight school started at
the" school house this week. Mon
day, Wednesday and Friday are the
nights and any who need the instruc
fon are asked to be present and
learn the rudiments of reading, writ
ing, spelling and arithmetic.
Mr Harvey ' Dumas of Detroit has
rented the Hatch , Cottage of Mr
Geo Warner for the winter.
Take ycur supper at the Library
Wednesday night. Th ladies of
the Episcopal church will furnish a
fine supper for 50 cents. !
The singing books for the Graded
School have been ordered and should
be here by Monday.
To the 'members of Tryon Council
No 143, Jr O IT A M.
The delegates that attended fhe
District Meeting at Shelby on, Nov.,
27th, wer pleased - to be' able to
make a fine report of general pro-
es in the order They also found
great enthusiam displayed in the
great work done by the order in be
half of Moonlight Schools, and urg
es all members to be present - next
Tuesday evening, December 6th, in
order to hear a famous speaker on
W B Kruse, R S.
W C Bass and Dr Johnson of
Statesvilie spent y Sunday at Mrs
Fine farming- aeetioa.
Home of an excellent
County Hih School.
Polk County Teachers Meeting,- Fri
day ., Decembeer 10, 1915.
Every teacher shall give an out
line of the subjects taught in her
Analysis of chapters I and II, chart
ers; ''The common branches, Mrs J
W Arledge, chapter III, charters
book, Miss Emma Morgan. Chapter
IV, charters, Miss Myrtle Cantrell
Chapters I and II, the teaching of
geography, Miss Lula Prestwood.
Chapters III and IV, the teaching of
geography, Miss Clara Feagan. Chapi
ers V and VI, the teaching of geogr?
phy, Mr E P White. Chapters I an
II, Geographic influences in America i
History, Mr J M Hall. Chapters . Ill
and IV, geographic influences- i:
American History, Miss Nannie Runi
Rev G C Walker preached the
farewell prayer service Sunday
The school at this place is progres
ing nicely with Miss Ada Roberts,
Mrs J H Cocherum. and Mrs J H
Gibbs are cnthe sick list at this
Mr Crawford Walker has movef
his family into the Newman hcuse.
Taxpayers of Polk
If you have not paid your taxes by
January first, I will be compelled
to force collection and add cost fox
same. Please remember this, x
29-5t, . A L Hill Sheriff
The Ladles of th Episcopal enure1
will hold their annual Bazar at the
Library, Wednesday, December the
eighth. Fancy work, aprons, flow
ers, candies etc; will be on sale
Doors open at 3 p m. The suppe
will be sened at 6 o'clock.
Spelling Bee A Success In Spite o.
About one hundred were out Friday
evening to enjoy the spelling match
at the graded school auditorium, al
tho only eighteen lined up to take
part in amusing the audience, and
those found it took considerable cour
age to stand up and display their
weaknesses! Gecrge Gash as cap
tain of one: side had Mr Hart, Mr
Doubleday, Will Wilkins, John Wil
kins, Mrs Holden, Dora thy Doubleday
and Miss Holden. Jas Jackson was
captain of the other team and had
the following assistants: Nelson
Jackson Jr, Lawrence Doubleday, Mr
Morton,- Virginia Butler, E G Holden,
Raymond Jackson; Emma McFarland
and J B Hester. Rev S M Johnson
was the pronouncer and the Old Blue
Back Speller was the book used. The
words went several ' rounds before
anyone missed, and then the missing
was lively until it finally narrowed
down to Nelson Jackson and Jas
Jackson, the former missed cn "avoii
dupois" and realized it immediately
but before he could "correct it, Mr
James Jackson had spelled it cor
rectly'and won the match, Miss Hold
en stood up the longest on Mr Gash's
side and really received the biggest
test as she spelled six words to
the others' one for a long time. The
rain came down hard during the
evening and kept -many at home so
that several have spoken of repeating
it. Before the spelling began Prof.
Dennis spoke on the subject of a
"school betterment association" and
it was decided to form one, the fol
lowing officers were elected: Pres,
Mrs George E Morton, Vice Pres
Mrs Jas Jackson, Sec, Mrs E G Hold
en, Treas, Mrs A L Hill. Everyone
interested in the school is asked to
join parents of the children, es
pecially, both fathers and mothers,
and alsD any others interested 1 who
may have no children there.
A H Williams's meat market has
installed a new and latest approved
pattern meat slicer for breakfast ba
ton, ha $tc, ad? It,
A Quiet ymmer resort
SALUDA Among the mountain
with 32 hotel and NORTH CAROLINA topa. Climate and
boarding houses. scenery unsurpassed.
In the Land of the Sky . ' ;
Robert Gaines of "Tryon was a
pleasant caller Tuesday.
P B Gibbs of Hendersonville was
in town Saturday.
Mrs S S Oehler, is visiting in
Miss M T Blackman spent the
week-end in Spartanburg.
Rev and Mrs King spent Tuesday
W L Thompson spent Tuesday in
Mrs L G Richmond has gone tc
Columbia SC , for the winter.
Mrs J C Thompson and Earned
spent Saturday in Asheville.
Rev Jesse Morgan is conducting r
revival meeting at Tuxedo.
Prof Wm P Hume, spent Thanks
giving with friends in Charleston.
W H Pace has returned from JacL
scnville where he went on business.
Dr and .Mrs Salley left Saturday
for Orangeburg1 to spend a few days.
James Pace of Tryon, spent Mon
day night with Mr and Mrs J E
Albert M Salley of Orangeburg, S
C, t is spending several days in salu
da. Jeff and Thomas King, have gone
to Coeburn, West Virginia, to spend
Miss Nettie Hooper spent the week
end with MissXila Boling at Hender
Mr and Mrs H B Lane spent
Thanksgiving with friends in Spar
Misses Ila . and Marie Pace spent
Thanksgiving with relatives in Spar
Judge A S Moore spent Thanksgiy-:
ing with friends in Spartanburg.
Misses Rena and Mamie Forrest
spent Thanksgiving with Mr and Mr.
Frank Pa?e at Landrum.
The Ladies of the Baptist church
gave a box supper Wednesday night,
to raise money for a Christmas tree,
a good crowd turned out and twentj
five dollars was raised.
Miss Mamie Little of Gaffney, S C,
who has been visiting Mrs W C Rob
ertson, left for home Tuesday.
Q C Scnner and children, Avent fish
Ellis Laughter happened to a very
serious accident last Thursday, his
team became frightened, ran away
throwing him out, breaking his col
lar bone and it is feared Mr Laugh
ter is injured internally.
Mr. and Mrs Corwith were guests o
Mr and Mrs Glessner at Grove Park
Inn for the week-end.
D C Steese and wife .of Youngs
town Ohio, were visitors in Salud?
last week. They thought Greeu
River Cove the most beautiful sight
of any they have seen in their four
weeks stay in Western North Caro
lina. Th3.v will visit Saluda again ir
The Cooper property will be soH
at Columbus Monday, December 6th.
This is the property that is be'n
sold under mortgage sale by- O Y:
Mr Arthur W Glessner, wife and
son, Herbert, of Chicago, who are
spending two weeks at Groye Park
Inn, took dinner, Thanksgiving Da
with-Mr and Mrs Henry P Corwith at
Overbrook. They will return for a
few days visit in Saluda. , They are
old school-day friends of Mr Corwith
Mr Glessner is editor of The Galena
Gazette and is a prominent manufac
turer of furnaces and fittings at
Chicago. They are charmed with
Western North Carol na and will re
turn next year.
The young ladies appearing ' in
in the bright , little play, entirled
"Lucias Lover", last Friday evening
will repeat the performance at 8 p m
by reiuest. The troupe was enter
tained by Miss Box informally, Tues
day evening. After tea a dramatic
club was organized, having the name,
Saluda Dramatic and Musical Club,
with Miss Box as the very capable
president and Miss Annie Hart and
Miss Liicile Garren, secretary and
treasurer, respectively. This club
eonsideres itself a very, small begin
ning of a- larger one, which it is
hoped will include in its roll the
names of all who have a taste for
dramatic and musical entertainment
Mark Fisher killed two hogs on
Thanksgiving day we'ghing one thou
sand pounds. Some pigs believe us.
Miss Laura Beam representing the
American Missionary Association of
New York spent Thanksgiving with
Miss M A Peck at the Saluda Semin
MJss Maude Hintcn and Leslie
Thaxton cf AsheviPe spent the week
end with Mr and Mrs D S HInton.
Mark Fisher left Thursday for
Bailey, XN C, whre he has "receiv
ed a position on the road as fireman.
Miss Lois Harrison of Fletchers
who has been visiting -friends,, and
relatives in Saluda has returned
TheMasons here are planning to
have a meeting Friday p m, Decem
ber 10th, at 3 p m, for the purpose
of confering the 3rd degree on five
candidates after which they will serve
refreshments. All Masons are invit-
ed to attend.
R M Hall
R B Staton and Miss Lavada Pace
visited relatives at Sycarmore Inn,
A thunder shower visited this sec
tion last Friday and j cooler weather
Rev Joel Sherfy and E J Bradley
stayed over night with Rev Vance
Thompson last Sunday night.
Misses EsteU and Evern. Pace chap
eroned by Miss Lerisa Bowen attend
ed services at Rev Joel Sherfy's Sun
day. - ..
The old giant coon had another
hair-breadth escaiei last Thursday
night, wheat Louis Pace shot. him out .
oi a tree,4 but his hide is tough and
he knows how to use his legs.
New Rural Route
Rev Sherfy is much enthused over
his success of procuring signers for
a rural mail route, which has been
worked up in a short time. It. only
remains for Saluda township to finish
the Cove road to the township line
and we are assured that Coopers Gap
township will do whatever it takes
to get a first class auto road to in
tersect with the one they now have.
This will not only give free mail de-,1
livery but will open up one of the
finest sections of Polk County. Let
us haye the road. We need it.
Arledge and Shields Wedding
Married by Rev T S Childress,
student of Furman University at the
home of the bride, in Pickens, county -Blandina
Arledge, to Devahie Andrew
Shields of Tryon, N, C, November 28,
1915, at 6:30 p m. The wedd'ng was
a quite home afair, with several close
friends and relatives present. Many
hearty congratulations were extend
ed to them, also many presents, af
ter which the bride and groom ,. led
the way to the dinning room; follow
ed by those that were present, in
which quite an elaborate supper of
five courses were served. The din
ning room ushers were: Mf Mr Lyn
say Walker, of Greenville, S C, Miss
Winifred Henderson, of Lynn, N C,
Mr Rupert Tarr, Pickens county.
Miss Bertha Henderson, Lynn, N C.
The bride is the only daughter of
Mr and Mrs N A Arledge, formerly of
North Carolina, now of PickenSj coun
ty. Miss Arledge was a very popu
lar young lady among her many
friends. Mr Shields is a very pro
minent youngman, eldest son of W
J Shie!ds of Tryon, N C, graduate of
the class of 1913, at Saluda Seminary
The first to break the class chain of
eight into the fieMs of matrimony.
The bride and groom left Greenville
Monday for, Chesnee, S C Their
home will be in Weaverville, N C,
after March 1st.
Big Land Sale
What promises to be the most
successful land auction sale in this
section will take place in Landrum, S
C, ; next Saturday (when the Spartan
Academy property will be sold by
The Southern Land Auction Co, cf
Asheville. Many Polk County, peo
ple har said they will attend thi3
unusual sale. There will be many
attractions to amuse the large, garb.