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VOL. XXIV NO. 2
TRYON, N. a FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1918.
$10 A YEAR
jjy by Hard Work Was it Pos-
jible to frevenr tne rire
'WILKIN'S & CO BURN OUT.
T,.,.,,n was visited by a very de
prive fire about two o'clock Thurs-
Jv moining,,ymg in ashes the
iLiful store of Wilkms & Co., the
'mv Theatre and a pool room un-
rneatn - . . - .
The origin of the fire is a mys-
n:Ui. livinC nav the Tirpmisps.
Cs the first to discover, it and he
fvs it hid gained much headway
Ln he discovered it. He immedi-
IpIv turned in the fire alarm and
W . J T J.T
Jon a large crowu mm gamereu,
y -it was apparent, iiim nuining
Iuld be done to save tne mucins
Mine so that ali attention was
med to the lianK 01 i ryon ana tne
We did need rain to make the truck
come up, but not by the week.
Rev. Wm. Morris, of Henderson
viile, visited Grandma Newman one
day last week.
Pink Messer, of Saluda, and
Daisy Jones, of the cove, were mar
ried last week. ,
Strange men continue to pass
through this section.
I. W. Bishop, E. J. and T. W. Brad
ley went to Saluda Saturday last.
Dr. Hooper and his brother, of
Henderson county, were in this part
last week on a fishing tour.
James Case, of Greenville, S. C,
visited his father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. James Case, last week.
Rev. Morris preached at Sunset
View school house, last Sunday.
Those who are not done planting
would do well to plant early varieties
from now on, as we may have an
early fall again, and suffer loss. We
sure need all that can be raised.
w. s. s
Rev. Pratt preached last Sunday to
a very respectable sized congregation,
but not half so large as should have
been, to hear his talk- nn MrthoT Hie
lllengsr Co. buildings, adjoining, eulogies on "Mother's Knee Altar"
W were saved witnout any aam- 1 were fine. Have we not all worshiped
k , ,. . WM I around this altar?
The siock ui luciuuuiuwc ui. i it s rumored that the roof on the
ins k.o., xvi vi"""- new cnurcn. is to De pur on m a lew
it as they carneu irom eigm, lo ten i days.
misand, the loss is pretty neavy. I Some who have heen mntm-ino-
b insurance was carried on the J through this mountain country say
Hiding. :ur. vyumiui is w uie ujjui- mai tne old Howard Gap road af-
n that the building is merely gutted, fords the finest scenery of all.
id that the walls can- be saved. Sorry, Mr. Fishtop, if it's too wet to
The Holly Iheatre people have a g0 fishing. You might catch or kill
implete loss, and they have no I a rattler, or coon, and some sav it's a
JansforMie future. I good time to locate bee trees. What
One of the freaks of the tire was 1 about it?
lat notwithstanding there were two I Mr. James Jackson will be in Lvnn
on the 20th and"21st, to list your tax
Mr. S. M. Robinson and son, of
Lowell,- N. C, were up one day last
Mr. S. Sentelle, wife and four child
ren, motored ud from Gaffnev last
state that the building will be at I Sunday, visited relatives and friends.
kce rebuilt, a new stock of mer- I returning Sundav evenine. Mr.--.Sen-
iandise purchased, and they will be I telle once lived in 'Polk...
pay for business just as, soon as ry c a
ir loads of hay in the basement, it
her caught tire, and was only dam-
ted by water.
iThe machine of the Holly Theatre
jas saved, but the chairs and other
irniture were lost.
We are authorized bv Mr. Wilkins
Ml QUR FR1EHDS DVEff THE COUNTY
Some Items of General Interest Gathered By Oarj Correspondents From Various
Sections of Polk County
The people were disarmointod Sun
day, as Rev. C. G. Walker did not fill
ms appointment at Cane Creek.
Miss Clyde Allen is home after
spending a few weeks . with friends
and relatives in Rutherfordton.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Tavlor visited
Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Gibbs, Sunday.
Mr. Noah Lynch visited Wilburn
Messrs. Claude Wilson and Virgil
McGuinn were callers at Mr. Law
rence Spicer's, Sunday.
Mr. Ernest Corn called at U. S.
Gibbs', Sunday afternoon.
The singing at Rock Springs is put
off until the third Sunday in June.
Hope they will have it then, for they
have put it off twice.
Mr. U. S. Gibbs made a business
trip to Landrum, last Saturday.
Sunny View, you were mistaken
about the callers at Miss Ina Bur
nett's, last Sunday. They went to
Mr. D. V. Allen's.
Mrs. N. L. Lynch visited Mrs. U. S.
Gibbs, last Tuesday.
The people in this section are about
through with their planting.
Mr. Richard Jolly, of Chesnee, S
G.; spent Saturday night at W. R
. Mrs. Charlie Walker is in Ruther
fordton hospital, suffering from
Mr. Jqhnie Richards and family,
from Gaifney, . visited Mr. Calvin
Phillips, 'Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Waldrop spent
Sunday at Mr. J. B. Dalton's.
Oscar Philips and wife spent Sat
urday night at W. R. nilips'.
A .young man from Tryon made a
short visit to Pearidge, Sunday. He
must have been in a hurry.
Collett Fowler has received his no
tice to go to camp very soon.
It is hard to believe that a bit is
your best. Don't believe it. -It is
only your best for the time being.
But do it.
We wish to correct a mistake that
appeared in Mill Spring items last
week. Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Thompson
went to Gamp Sevier, Saturday, but
Bessie Thompson has never been to
Do your best, but don't neglect
Rev. Ruppe spent Saturday night
at W. J. i Wilson's.
An Oath That Every ' American
If ILL SPRING.
w. s. s
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS-
Rev. J. M. Barber filled his . regular
E. D. Bradley, J. E. Pace, Jacob H. I atmointment at the M. E. church,
phnson, J. W. Thompson, Mrs. Mar- I Sunday.
firet Bamburger, J. W. Thompson,
.B. Thompson, D. 0. Gilbert, Albert
. Salley, V. G. Rhodes, Jerry Law-
Ir, C. B. Edwards, 0. D. Gilbert, S.
I Price, T. T. Ballenger and F. A.
K'lor, lease to Manufacturers Pow-
Co .; consideration $1.09.
Henry Rich and wife to Agnes J.
oolson, 8 acres: consideration $10.
Id other consideration.
LT. Tribble and wife-to Theodosia
mes Kennedy, lot M acre: consider-
pon. ?10 and further consideration.
refer Parker and wife to R. L.
jewnian. U acre lot. in Saluda: con-
peration $10 and ot.hpr rnn si deration
Elizabeth Ringo Gordon and her
Mr. Creed Hampton
spent Sunday at the home of Mr. G
Quite a large crowd from here at
tended the dedication services at the
Baptist church on Pearidge, Sunday.
Messrs. Reagan Bradley and N. E.
Arledge were visitors in this section,
A large crowd attended the Chris
tian Endeavor at the M. E. church
Sunday afternoon. Thirteen more
members were enrolled. Leader for
next Sunday, Miss Letha Barber.
Meeting at the Baptist church, at 6
o'clock, p. m. '
Hurrah 'o: I elk county. t nave
isband to Wm. Burton -Wei gel and gone "Over the Top". Three cheers
aude Alice Weigel, 49.5u acres, Yes, let's have a big rally when the
ore or less, m Tryon; consideration Honor Flag is raised.
v and further consideration, i I Misses Carrie Barber and Mabel
U Ownby and wife to T. N.-Wil-1 Pack visited "Mis Anna Edwards - on
1-9 interest: consideration 26.50. 1 TWv T?nnto 1 Snnrlnv
H --. i y - . x i j vlt f v
rosev and wifo tn TvTrs Jnnp I TVt;
CLurry. 1 arrp 9Q tioIpc lrf in C.n- I oitin K-rrktViPT T C Arlprlfrp. at
mbus consideration, $300. ' Spartanburg.
u.uinnon to Geo. H. Bradley, Misses Arkansas Arledge, pf Xound
undivided interest: consideration I Mil 1 AmHpitiv. rpturnedniome. Tues-
and other valunble consideration. A
Misses Mollie and Eva Egerton
were callers at the home of Miss
Nellie Walker, Sunday..
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barber were
acres; consideration J callers at Mr. J. B. Dalton's, Sunday.
Mrs. Elma Dicus left for Alabama,
Saturday is the day to clean off the
erravevard at the Baptist church, at
t does malfo tyiv hpfirt. rp- I fV.ic -nla.o nrA Snndav is memorial
I. . - - I Lino luuvy j
'c? w see the beautiful fields offdav. Everybody who has friends
n wave back and forth. I relatives buried here should be,,pres-
diners and moViovc onpnnrfl (TP I ,,r- r-r fViia A(!icinTi
Mate :T; Cobb and husband to Ma-
" lliiamS- 89 rn cor nr.ciWoT?if irir
o , . n , vill tv a. -ax
w. s. S.
children to plant a little patch
I I M O .
... i cannot makp thnnsnnHa it. Wll
f r "1UUVV s mite.
and Mrs. J. G. Scoggins visited
fv-nnv- Tor u iln'
w. s. s.
r-Henry Hines made a short call
ftObert McEntvrp ia rrmVino- nn
dement on the public road near
Mr r 1UdKi,1g a large nil.
Some of the farmers in this sec
tion have replanted their cotton.
The wheat crop is looking good,
though some is being damaged by
Mrs. T. A. Pendleton and three
daughters, of Florida, are spending
-,ome time with the former's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Flynn.
J. P. Horn. Lad Horn and two oth
ers, went fishing last Saturday. Im-
Kan, passed'thmiifrh this action, mediately after their return home the
iaar -o-- 7i -tt ir eAAa.n1T
Messrs. Horn were taicen suddenly
avp o-otti-r, ill and a doctor naa to oe cauea.
cars. Dm v,Q i,f, I Guess thev will not eat so much fish
can i V. "cxc "" u vviicici --"
( la Poplar Grove. Sounds like
ines. Come again.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1..
Evervt? hard rain Sunday night.
, iD0dy was turned - toward Pea-
Mrs, Roland Feagan was taken to
the Rutherfordton hospital last week.
Arthur Green's car wrecked1 with
him near here last Sunday morning.
Don't think he . received any serious
injuries, but his car was pretty well
smashed up. ,
A number from nere attenaea tne
nrirl r.. . I ' u i. XT..'K PjAlot Siinnav
fcildren E' Elliott and mveiung at wi j
tlhott's in u Luther Collins is spending a few
Robert Gmv .v,e davs with his mother. He has joined
sister oi"; V m7I ow nd i expectine to leave
i T i "-w xvira. a Drams, anu i -
" ' -V1T ll.u ll -
.Messrs. Floys waiser anu nuKu
Norville have, joined the colors. i-
l1-S 0 m r Kueats oi jyir. . ana
ly Powell, Saturday and Sunt
from this section
Oh v- on shopping, Saturday.
we Vn fpeonie froni Tryon Route
xt SnJr1 another glimpse of you
to R;u . . . ?
hat wii i "Pnngs, iunday,,to see
Ji NVonflering what became of I colonies.
Poison for Rabbits.
Poisoning by means of phosphor-
Ized 'erain Is said to be an effective
tne inc-ease or
I will not drink from a German cup;
Gr eat from a-Germ4p plate;
I will not tieal with a Gemaniman,
ril use no drug with a German name
That's grown on German land.
Pll eat no food and drink no beer
If made by a German hand.
I will not use a German tool
Razor or knife or saw.
I will not trade with a German shop
That lives by a German law.
I will not sail on a German ship,
Where, German songs are sung
I will not breathe, where God's clean air
Is soiled by a German tongue.
I will not forget those awful deeds
To girls and little boys;
No more Pll hang on Christmas trees
Those bloodstained German toys. '
I will not take a German's word
He' 11 break it if he can.
There is no love in a German heart
Or faifh in a German man.
This is my oath. When war is done
Pll swear to keep it l;rue;
And since I know you feel the same,
Pll pass it on to you.
Kenneth Graham Duffield.
Miss Pearl Keenan SDent a few
days last week visiting Miss Mae
Annie Lowls1 Mills was a visitor of
Miss Pearl Keenan at Valhalla, Sat-
Mr. N. T. Mills spent Saturday and
Sunday in Spartanburg.
Miss Lizzie . Dedmond gave a birth
day party, in. honor of her niece, Clara
Brown. Gomes were played, and ev
erybody had a good time. Refresh
ments were served on the lawn.
Sargeant Ezra Constant, of the
Aviation Corps, in Virginia, spent a
few days last week with his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Constant. 1
The family of H. W. Hill was in
Rutherfordton, Saturday, and attend
ed the funeral, Sunday of Mr. Hill's
father, Mr. Martin Hill.
Mis Minnie Arledsre returned home
after a ten days' visit in Forest City.
Miss Ida Carnecrie returned home
after spending the winter in Virginia,
attending school. '
Mrs. Will Ward and baby, Aylene,
of Tryon, spent last week with her
sister Mrs. Chas Davenport.
Mrs. T. W. Williamson has gone to
Concord, N. C, to attend the com
mencement of the school that her
daughter, Doris, has been attending.
Ernest McMurray and DeWitt
Smith have returned home from Spar
Mi Walter Elliott and familv vis
ited his father, Mr. C D. Elliott, last
Saturday and Sunday.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Landis,
Friday last, a girl, 'Evelyn May.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Feagan and
family, spent Sunday in' Landrum, at
the home of Mr. Columbus. Hampton.
Mr. James Osmond spent Sunday
with his family, returning to Spar
Mr.. R, F. McFarland is in States
ville, on business.
Mrs. McGregory and Mr. Daven
port and family, of-Lilesville, S. C,
were in town, Sunday.
Mrs. F. L. Weaver spent Sunday at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Da
venport. Sheriff Robertson and Mr. S. H.
Slaughter, of Saluda, Were in town
Junior ORed Cross meeting will be
held -with, the Betterment Club, Sat
urday, at . 3 -p.i,Tte-i,4
A meeting of the Columbus Red
Cros auxiliary will be held Saturday
at 3 p. m., to complete the organiza
tion. All members, also the ladies
of the community, are earnestly re
quested to attend.
W. S. S
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Mr. Albert Lynch and some of th
Sunny View people were out touring,
Mrs. James Bradley spent Saturday
night with Mrs Dock Jones.
Mr. Bowen Wilson visited hi
grandmother, Mrs. S. J. Hilton, Sun
day. Mr. Clyde Wilson, of Spartanburg,
is visiting his parents at this writing.
Mr., Noah Ruff and Miss Maym
Gilbert visited Chimney Rock, Sun
day. -Several of the boys from here en
joy hunting and fishing. We fear
before another year they'll wish they
had followed some other calling.
Mesdames A. J. Dimsdale and F. R.
Coggins, .visited Miss Anna Wilson
Mr, Twitty Jackson visited Mr. W.
N. Dimsdale, Sunday last.
Hello, Burnett .School, glad to know
your Sunday, school has started -up
again. Let's all strive to make better .
men and women.
Miss Myrtle Whiteside and Mr.
Frank Dimsdale, visited the home of
Mr. J. L. Jackson, Sunday.
Say, Sunny View, you must not
guess so much.
Messrs. Frank Dimsdale, Bill Jack
son, Hobelt Whiteside went fishing,
Wednesday. One of them received a
painful wound from a large cat fish.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gibbs visited
Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Whiteside. Sunday.
we are sorry to hear that some of
our soldier boys had left for France.
II they're willing to go and fight, we
should do our part by buying .Liberty
aonos ana Xhnit .stamps, and rais
ing food, to support them
We are glad to say that Mrs. J. G.
Corn who has been very sick is im
Miss Maggie Jackson visited her
sister, Mrs. Belton Jackson, Sunday.
Little Ura Whiteside visited Ar
kansas Jackspnt Sunday.
w. s. s.
TRYOK BOUTE 1.
We are glad to hear from our sol
Mr. Boun Wilson spent a few
hours with Mr. A. H. Lynch, Sunday.
Mrs. Ocie Gilbert and Miss Lizzie
Wellington visited Mrs. A. H. Lynch,
Mr. Frank Mills made a call at Mr.
U4 S. Gibbs, Sunday.
Mr. Bill Jackscfn has gone to Spar
tanburg for a few days.
Messrs L. C. Brown, Clyde Wilson,
B. Green and Lawton Wilson all from
Spartanburg, spent Saturday night
Mr. Frank Dimsdale made a call at
Mr. J. L. Jackson's Sunday.
We are glad to hear that Burnett
School is still alive.
Messrs. 'Bill and Dewitt Helton
made a flying trip to Tryon, Satur
We are glad to learn that oldTolk
county not only raised her quota, but
went over 50 per cent better.
Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Taylor visited
Mr. U. S. Gibbs, Sunday.
Don't forget to send the NEWS to
some soldier boy. ' f
Mr. G. Corn took dinner with Mr. A
H, . Lynch, Friday last
We are -elad to jsee everybody
workingrfor Uncle. Sam and his boys.
Farmers are not through planting
yet. It rams so much that the
ground keeps too wet to work
We hear quite a number of people
say their cotton is not coming up as
well as they wyuld like to have it.
itoy iantreu, who underwent an
operation for appendicitis recently,
at the Rutherfordton hospital, was
brought home yesterday. His friends
are glad to know he is getting along
Mrs. Sallie Smith spent last week
with her son, Miler, at Fingerville,
b. G. bhe says the terrible hail
storm on last Wednesday completely
ruined gardens, wheat fields and
oats fields. Many chickens were kill
ed by the hail. More than four thou
sand window panes were broken in
the mill and houses there, and tops
of other buildings considerably damaged.
Mrs. Richard McEntyre and sister,
Mis Viola Humphries, of Cleveland
county, spent the day at Perry CanT
trell s, Friday.
The bovs from here who were at
Camp Sevier, left there last week.
It was a mistake about Seth Davis
having a discharge from the army.
It was signed by all who had to sign
it, except the Captain at Camp Se
vier. He got the discharge misplaced
and therefore Mr. Davis failed to get
Mr. and Mrs. Berton Cantrell vis
ited the latter's mother, at Melvin
Hill, Saturday night.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Smith attended
memorial services at Green River,
Misses Ola and Ruth Belcher'spent
We had an unusual downpour of
rain here, last -Wednesday evening.
a destructive hail storm passed
through Fingerville S. C.f and vicin
ity, last Wednesday, destroying : the
wheat and s-oats crops . and3 breaking
the' window, glasses.
Tar appointment here, last Saturday
and Sunday. ' ' ' .
Quite , a ; unraber , of persons s . from
here attended rnemorial services at
Green River,, church, iast. Sunday.
Miss Mabel Gilbert's school closed
here one day last weefc. tittle Miss
Osie Henderson won the prize for the
greatest number of head marks. "
Mr. and-Mrs. Smithy also Miss Pol
ly Ridings and-Miss, Candace Calvert,
of . Inman, motored over to church
here last Sunday.
Eld. W. A, Reed preached an in
teresting sermon at the church here
Quite a large party from Gowan
ville motored down to '.attend reli
gious services here Saturday and
Mrs. Mary, Morris arrived home
from Double Branch , Mine, .Sunday,
where she spent a week ".visiting her
son and other relatives.
Mr. Walker Gilbert, of Inman, vit
ited home folks here last week-end.
Mr. and Mrs. Zeno Harris and fam-
ly, from near Cowpens, S. C., visited
at the home pf Mrs. J. T. Waldrop,
Mr. Roy ..Cantrell, who has been in
he hospital . at Rutherfordton, was
brought home, Sunday, and is getting
Messrs. Ben.. Morris and James
Waldrop, made a flying visit to rel
atives at; Inman, Sunday.
Mr. Belt. Green has had , notice to
appear at Ciamp .Jackson one y day
means or. r cnecKing
rabbits in certain parts of the. British j Everybody in this "section has an ex
Mra acre ior xnax purpose.
.Tii at now nature displays her rarest
. .... i n T7-? 1 .4-l-
and fairest nowers. assea vwi -Fridav nirht at. Mr. Walter McFn-
Heaven's sunlight, bathed with her "
warm refreshing showers
seek these lovely spots, heart-weary
by" regrets oppressed, and in the gran
deur of these nowers my spirit soarb
my soul finds rest.
1111 "ti 1!
nftpn t tyre s
Several boys irom around nere are
expecting to leave for thet training
camps this week.
G. W, McGinnis has his corn mill in
W. S. S.
Manv of us attended church, Sun- fine shape now, and is making good
day, and a goodly number journeyed meai
on to tne cnurcn dedication un jtc
ridge. - Those who visited the sick on the
route, Sunday, were the families of
Mr. C. E. Shore, Mr. E. H. Edwards,
Miss Sallie . Camenter. Mrs. . Minnie
Hamilton and children, Graee
.Bob-Jack, and found Mr. S. B. Edt
wards much better, and quite uveiy.
1 mi ' a t- i i m i J Z
" Tne American JBlDie society is iv
eraging ten thousand copies of ser
vi testaments bound in khaki. We
(Too late for last week.)
Mrs. U. S. Roddy and Mrs.
and Feagans are on the sick list.
Mr. and Mrs. Yveldon Aorams, and
Mr. and Mrs. Powell, visited Mr. J. P.
Abrams' family, Sunday.
Several of our Red Cross workers
met at Mrs. Abrams', Tuesday, and
' . . 5 . i j I mei ai
hope there , win soon De one piaceo in quilted a Red Cross Nurse's quilt
the nanas w eacn American - the second our girls have made
"t:."""6 S Mesdames Davis and Wilkins, of
T d r l ! Abolene, were at Hillcrest,, Friday.
Mr. E. B Edwards and-daughter, J ' r.OT, A -e
PearL. motored to Rutherfordton, Sat- Mr. Jf M. Brian had Lthe misfor
oJ to see little rwm,. arid found tune to lose a fine cow, recently.
him imnrovinff. but not able to re- J I Rev.- G.-E. Kidd has gone to Lan-
turn home with them. - I caster, S. C, for a week. ;
W. M. S. will meet at Bethlehem, on -. Mr. and Mrs, ; Rowland-, Feagans
the fourth Sunday . afternoon at 3 j spent the week-end in Rntherfordton.
o'clock, also the Juniors. r j Rev. Mr. Lobdell, of Rutherfordton,
- lio to icmonai services ai-'iimwiuwu dj... -x-:
Oak, next Sunday.; .. r; .Sunday xnorning. , ,j
ITW. S. S
Mr. T. C. Coxe and family.spent the
week-end at Cedar Hill. plantation.
Little Miss Patsv Gattis' left Sat
urday, to spend a few days with' Miss
Steele, in Rutherfordton, before re
turning to her home n Charlotte.
Rev. G. E. Kidd returned, to Hill-
crest Institute. .Monday, after , spend
ing a week in Lancaster, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Houser spent
Sunday at Boiling Springs.
Mr J. M. Brian and Miss Margaret
Brian attended a dedication service
in upper Polk, Sunday.
Mrs. J. P. Abrams visited her
daughter, Mrs. Powell, Sunday.
Miss Mira Sue Houser is,visiting
Miss Bertha Dalton, at Chinmey
The publie school at the Coxe school
house closed informally, on Friday,
May 10, the popular teacher, Miss
Dalton, returning to her home at
Chimney Rock, on. Saturday,
r The many -friends of Mrs. Roland
Feagans, who have been distressed
by her illness and removal to the
Rutherfordton hospital, will be glad
to know that the doctors think she
may pull through without an opera
tion for appendicitis. Every one sym
pathizes with Mr. Feagans who has
laid down. his work- and spent the
week - in Rutherfordton, torbe near
. . Miss Webb, of Forest City, is visit
ing Miss Mila McKinney.
The Red Cross, workers of. Hillcrest
are sending in a large package of
finished work, and are ready for
The prayer meeting, , at Sandy
Plains church,' last Sunday, ;waa well
attended, -Missv Lore was assisted by
Mr. Lee Thompson, in the absenct of
, the pastor, Kev. Judo, ,