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VOL. XXIV NO. 16
TRYON, N. C. FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1918.
$1.50 A YEAR
AMONG THE THOUS
Polk County Citizen Writes In
teresting Account of His
Visit to that Region.
WILL RETURN TO POLK TO RE
CUPERATE. Friday is unlucky. I went in
swimming off the dock at sister's cot
tage on Murray Isle, got chilled and
have the rheumatism in my right leg.
Will have to return to Polk county to
-recuperate, before long.
The wonderful St. Lawrence river,
which is here 12 miles wide never
Uuikcd so blue. But this cold spell
after the hot wave makes one want
plenty of blankets at, night.
Saturday we found an eel on the
Hm That night we caught a two
pound pickerel while trawling from
the row boat. Our island has 30 cot
tages and a hotel, but has scarcely a f
spot among the glacier washed gran
ite for a war garden. Milk, ice and
vegetables and groceries are brought
to our dock. Our water system is
operated by a small gasoline engine
which anyone can start. The "put
puts" are heard constantly passing,
like the autos on land. Fortunately
the steady breeze down stream from
Lake Ontario has blown away the
Hies and mosquitoes. A" lull in the
breeze will, I fear bring them back.
Today we did not attend the big
tabernacle meeting at Thousand Is
land Park, but listened to an eloquent
sermon in a little stone union chapel
on (irenelle Island, only a half mile
from our cottage. What should be
presented at the close of the sermon
but an appeal from Livingston col
lege for the colored workman at Sal
isbury, N. C. In 1901 the college
sent us the jubilee singers, but this
year, when travel is very limited they
send us only a letter of appeal.
Who should I meet at T. I. park
general store but an old friend, Mor
ris, who had spent eight winters ir.
Trvnn. and asked after Mr Hester.
He was surprised to learn of the new
Peoples Bank and our general, prog
ress. Next week at Gouverneur Village
founded by Goveurieur Morris, we
hold our village fair. Will write you
how the children's exhibit looks.
A. F. CORBIN.
w. s. s.
SI RPRISES FRENCH OFFICER.
The marksmanship of the Ameri
cans has aroused the enthusiastic ad
miration of officers of the allied ar
mies who are in the United States
and our boys have been highly prais
ed by English, French and Italians
who have been serving as instructors
at various training camps and prov
"A short time ago I visited one of
the camps in the East where men
from almost every section "were train
ing,'' remarked T. R. Thomas, a New
York guardsman. "The boys had
been- put through instruction by a
French officer, with particular appli
cation, of course to the methods of
warfare now in use on the western
front. Among the , men who 'were
showing what they could do handling
a gun was a tall, lanky North Caro
lina mountaineer. This fellow im
pressed the French officer by his ac
curate nrine. At a distance of 800
yards the mountaineer is said to have
hit a bullseye 46 out of a possible 5C
times, a performance that astonished
the v renchman. The latter took oc
casion to compliment the Tarheel,
declaring that his marksmanship was
"Tain't nothin',' drawled the moun
taineer. 'There be men in the moun
tains of North Carolina that can do
hettcr'n that. And there are a thous
an' or more of 'em over there now
P'acticin' on the bodies."
W. S. s.
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School opens here Monday, the 26.
We hope to see many of our Polk
Polk county boys and girls enrolled.
Mr. and Mrs.V, olney Lew ?, Miss
Elinor I ..-wis and Miss Ma.-,'iet
lid- y, who spent six weeks in Co-kimbus-this
summer, have returned to
Charlotte. Miss Lewis
Senior this year at Vossar College,
Mr and Mrs. Robert Hill and fam
ily of Rutherford county, will arrive
this week to take charge of the dor
mitory. Mr. Hill is abrother of Mr.
W. H. Hill, of Columbus.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cantrell, of
Spar'anVurg, S. C, visited "Mr. and
Mrs. N. T. Mills, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs N. T. Mills received
word from their son, Claude, lliat he
had been wounded, but hopes to soon
leave the hospital and rejoin his com
pany. Mr. Ezra Constance, who is now in
the aviation service, has arrived
Mr. and Mrs. Crawford Green, of
Greens Creek, spent Sundav with Mr.
'.and Mrs. C. C. Constance.
Mr. and Mrs. Waters and children,
if Spartanburg, spent Saturday and
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Rev. R. N. Pratt filled his appoint
ment at the Baptist chunrch, Sunday.
An offering for the relief of the Jews
was taken at the evening service.
Rev. Kidd will preach at the Pres
byterian church fourth Sunday at
11 a. m.
Harold Feagans, 2 year old son of Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. Feagans, died Wed
nesday, of membraneous croup, and
.vas buried, Thursday, at Greens
Creek Baptist Church. The family
'ias our sympathy in their bereave
ment. w. s. s.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Rev. G. C. Walker filled his regular
ippointment at Cooper Gap Sunday.
He delivered a good sermon to a
Mr. William Bradley and daughter
Aljss' Eunice, were visitors at Mr. J
L. Jackson's, Sunday.
Messrs. Belton Jackson and Dewitt
cielton, Misses Lizzie Williams, Mag
gie Jackson and Annie Wilson, mo
ored to Camp Wadsworth, last Sat-
arday, to see friends and relatives.
Miss Bertha Dalton spent the week
?nd with her parents, near Chimney
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Coggins visited
Vhe latter's mother, Mrs. A. J. Dims-
The school here is doing nicely.
Mr. Ernest Corn was a caller at
Mr. N. E. Williams' Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilson, of
Spartanburg, are visiting home folks
Mr. Ziba Wilson, who is somewhere
n France, wrote home and said he
vas getting along fine; that
weather was cool and pleasant.
Mr. A. H. Lynch visited Mr.
Mr. Ralph Jackson, who is
France, hds written home that he has
iot been in the trenches yet, but that
;he Germans cive them a serenade
Say, Mr. Editor, what has become
;f the Poplar Grove writer
Hello to the Polk county soldiers
at Camp Wadsworth. How do you
like reading the good old Polk County
Sav. CamDobello readers, come
:omp around this way next Saturday
and see some of your home soldiers
w. s. s.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 1.
Mr. andMrs. F. M. Burgess spent
Thursday night and Friday at A. A
Ra Inh Edwards made a business
trip to Rutherfordton, Friday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Elliott were the
;upper guests of Mr. and Mrs T. L.
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harden and
children, of Forest City, have been
visiting relatives in this section, re-
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Ihompson ana
I m-fio Hsmchtpr. Exie. were guests at
I CS-vrrlnrr ophnol at BlET Level IS gO-
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M. c . Womack is spending a
w Aw with relatives, near Forest
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i. v,ov uncle's. Rev. Hubert
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Powell, in Boone county, where sne
will enter scnooi
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nicrht. with Mr. Bert Edwaras
cTi5vt.anburff. last week
w.. Trn,-a FHwards. Bessie
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Thompson, oeiie laywi,
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dinner at J. u. uwnoy b i
Had a joliy urq.
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Xl day Thursday,
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FROM OUR fflfflir
Some Items of Gsaaral Interest Gathered
The protracted meeting: is still .in
progress, and there have been several
conversions, also some five or six -persons
restored to church fellowship.
rorn to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Reed,
ast Saturday evening, twin babies, a
boy and girl. .
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. RlarVwpll. of
Inman, visited relatives here Sunday.
Mr. B. B. Stacy and two sons, f of
Chesnee, took dinner with Mr. and
Mrs. J. W. Stacy, Sunday.
Mr. James Waldrop arrived home
from Irr.iaria, .V C, last Friday.
Some tomplaint nbout mo.;:jiaos
down ti ere.
Mrs. Self, of Henrietta, visited her
daughter, Mrs. Joe Morris, last week
We are having some
winds today, Monday.
Mrs. Martha Sanders returned
home Monday, after a week's stay
with relatives here.
The singing concert last Saturday
night was a grand success. The class
sang exceedingly well to a large au
dience. But the two duets alone.
sang by Prof. Jones and wife, were
worth going many miles to hear, and
the double quartet was just fine, and
everybody enjoyed the occasion
SONGS YOU SHOLD KNOW.
My country, 'tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the pilgrims' pride!
From ev'ry mountain side
Let freedom ring. -4
My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love;
I love thy rocks and rills, -Thy
woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture thrills
Like that above.
Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom's song.
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breethe partake;
Let rocks their silence break
The sound prolong.
Our fathers' God, to Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing;
Long may our land be bright
With freedom's holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!
rrHs Npwnian started to Saluda
rmp dav last w6ek. his mule balked
with him, and . he got his produce all
mixed up, and returned home, nib
father said he would "show the young
idea how to shoot," and stepped into
the buggy, but the buggy turned
over with him and very badly dam
aged it, so he went home.
E. J. Bradley was in . Henderson
county last Saturday Sunday, and
Monday. Saw many good fields ot
corn, also saw an auto with several
occupants wreck, as they were re
turning from Camp Wadsworth. no
body seriously hurt. .
Prepare for the Fair.
W. s. s.
TRYON ROUTE 1.
The revival services closed at
Bethlehem, Friday night. To God
we give the glory for 31 conversions
and 4 accessions.
Meeting began at White Oak, Sun
day. We hope a glorious revival will
be the result.
Many on the route attended the
quarterly meeting and church dedi
cation at New Hope, Saturday and
Mr. J. W. Jack and family moved
to Columbus this week, where Mrs.
Jack will help teach in the C. H. S.
OVER THE COUNTY
By Our Correspondents From Various
Mr. Sam Gosnel and wife were
guests of M. C. Gosneul, Saturday.
Mr. J. M. Richards and daughter,
Bessie, from Gaffney, S. C, spent the
week with relatives here.
Misses Mosssie , Edwartd, Bessie
Richards, Messrs. Bert Edwards, Jo
die Wilson and Jesse Foy, were visi
tors at E. G. Thompson's, Sunday.
Mrs. J T. Green and children visit
ed her mother, Mrs. J. T. Waldrop,
Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Thofmpson at
tended the birthday dinner at Mr. C.
P. Jones', Sunday.
Miss Allie Connor is spending sev
eral weeks with relatives in Tuxedo
Arthur Thompson writes home
from France that he has received the
NEWS and enjoys reading it very
much, also that he has been the
front and likes it much better than
Mr. Grady Edney and wife spent
the week at Mr. Bud Mills'.
Miss Lizzie Dalton spent Friday
night at Otis Dalton's
Misses Mossie and Dorcas Edwards
spent Wednesday night with Miss
Mrs. Jv W. Clarke,-of Rutherford
ton, has returned home after spend
ing a few days with "her niece, Mrs. C.
Mrs. Turner. Sr., who has been
with her son. Mr. John Turner, since
the death of his little daughter, lias
returned to her home.
Mrs. Lawson Williams, whose hus
band was killed in France several
months ago, is visiting her relatives-
in-law, Mr. Terrell Williams and iam
Miss Fannie Dickerson, of Ruther
fordton, is visaing Miss Mary Camp
Rev. Geo. Archibald has been hold
ing a series of meetings at the Coxe
school hoi se.
Mr. and Mrs.. Chas. btocton are
spending: awhile in Clevland county
Mrs. Henry Foy, of Mill Spring, is
visiting her mother, Mrs. Williams.
Mrs. Mary A. i'malley is with her
ciaucrhter. Mrs. John McKinney. cf
w. s. s.
We had a fine rain in this section,
Sunday, and farmers were glatl to
There was a baptising near Mr.
Earl Head's, Sunday evening. The
Mormons baptized four of Mr. Head's
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Morgan visited
Mr. Jack Foller, at Brickton, N. C,
Mr. Hosea Hoots and family, of
Flat Rock, wfire guests of Mr. W. J.
Bishop and family, Sunday..
Mrs. Florence' Holbert and children
visited Mr. W. J. Bishop, Sunday.
Several people from this section at
tended services at Refuge, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Bradley visit
ed Mr. Hood McCraw, Sunday..
W. S. S.
Jack Constant attended church at
Mt. Lebanon, Sunday.
Messrs. J. H. and H. L. Arledge
hav egone to Charlotte to accept gov
The new desks and blackboard
have been installed in the school
Mr. Clarence Newman is in New
York with measles. The others of
his company are "Somewhere in
Miss Alice Arledge spent last week
end with her sister. Mrs. Bonnie
Bishop, at Horse Shoe, N. C.
Rev. J. B Arledge returned, Sundav
from Morgan Chapel, having had two
oapuzings, one .Friday, one Sunday.
Preparing a supply of food for win
ter seems to be the chief occupation
of the housewives of this section.
Canning, drying and sulphuring fruits
w. s. s
STAY AT HOME.
Mr. McAdoo, Director General of
American Railroads, in a recent cir
cular advises the American people to.
do just as little traveling as they pos
sibly can. In fact he says that the
object of advancing passenger rates
was to discourage traveling as much
as could be done. But it does not
seem to have 'had the desired effect.
He says that there is considerable
complaint about the crowded condi
tion of passenger trains, but that ev
erything that can be done is being
done to give comfort and convenience
to those who must travel. Among
many other things said in the circu
lar: "Among the many patriotic, diities
of the American public at this time is
the duty to refrain from traveling un
necessarily. Every man, woman and
child who can avoid using passenger
trains at this time should do so. .1
earnestly hope that they will do so.
Not only will they liberate essential
transportation facilities which are
necessary for war purposes, but they
will save money which they can in
vest in Liberty Bonds and thereby
help themselves as well their country;
and the fewer who travel, the more
ample the passenger train service will
So heed the advice of Mr. McAdoo,
and if you have no business away
rom home, stay there. The amount
of money you would spend for rail
road tare and otner expenses on a
trip would buy Liberty Bonds and
War Savings Stamps.
w. s. s.
FARM HINTS FOR
POLK COUNTY FARMERS.
Keep your eye and mind on the
Polk County Fair, October 9, 10 and
11. Make it the best county fair m
North Carolina. It need not be the
largest to be the best.
Remember from now till next
wheat harvest, that your Government,
in order to take proper care of your
boys now fighting the battles for hu
man freedom, asks you to increase
your acreage of wheat this fall ten
per cent. And the average yield
should be increased at least that
much. The Government MUST have
Now is the time to sow winter le
gumes and cover crops. Sow crimson
clover with rye, or alone, sow harry
vetch and crimson clover; sow bur
clover; sow all kinds of clover; sow
now and next spring; only be certain
to sow. But don t sow m a hap-haz-ard,
wasteful way. Procure bulletins
on growing the different clovers aAd
prepare and sow at the right time, in
the right way, and success will be cer
tain. Prepare now for sowing grass and
clovers for pasture. Prepare the
la nd and prepare it properly, and sow
at the proper time, about September
10 to 15th, or a little earlier, and
there is no reason why you should not
The preparation of the soil for
either grass or clover is important.
Everybody knows how to prepare
land for producing turnips. Prepare
your land, and the some kind, as for
turnips, land that will grow good tur
nips will grow either good clover of
any kind, or good grass, and will
make good pasture. Don't expect
poor or dead land to make good grass
and pasture. A dead horse won't
work lor you, nor a dead man can
work. Then why expect dead soil to
Good pasture yields, acre for acre,
and buttr, than any other acreage on
the farm. Now put it to the test in
folk county, uuy your seea now.
Don't lose another year. Act at once.
If in doubt what kind of seed to use,
inquire in person or by mail anl I'll
give you my best service.
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.
HELPS TO BREAK
Mr. Charles M. Schwab Deliver
Address Teeming With
No move of recent ears has grown
so rapidly or proved more popular
than community singings. The coun
try districts of North Carolina have
enjoyed these musical treats for
many years, but not until lately have
the towns and cities taken up the
In New York many such gatherings
are held every Sunday, and large,
crowds attend them. In this manner
much is being done toward breaking,
down the so-called social barriers and
bringing about a better understand
ing between the people. The same
situation is true in. almost every large
city in the country.
Speaking at one of these commun
ity singings, Mr. Chas M. Schwab,
Director-General Emergency Fleet
Corporation, upon being introduced
to the audience, said:
"The duty of all mankind at this
time engaged in a war for democracy
and democratic ideals is to educate
themselves in song, as song is more
potent than words in expressing the
teelings of a nation. This is not the
time for a rich man or poor artist or
artisan or any class distinction. It is
the time for everybody to get togeth
. . "I would rather be a poor boy in '
the trenches, baring my. breast, to
Serman bayonets, than a millionaire
banker failing to do my utmost for
my country. This is the day of
lemocracy, and the aristocracy of the
future will be no aristocracy of birth
or wealth, but the aristocracy of men
vvho accomplish things for their
"What a great thine it , is to sav.
T am an American citizen.' Let no
activities lead you in any . direction
not in lurtherance of our success in
winning the war. Let us be a people
olone mind, one soul, one thought -
Community singing will do more
to accomplish a bringing, about of, our
single-mindedness bringing our souls
cogetner than anything else. There
is no emotion that song cannot ex
press, and when the boys now 'over
nere return with the laurel wreaths
it victory let us greet them with
We must all say to ourselves. 'Let
me lay aside everything else, now and
take up the battle of mankind.' - Our
flag has never gone into an uiijust
war and never will. We will see this
war throjgh to the r.d, and there
an be no question when terms of
peace arc discussed what our position
via be, lor there is only one way for
is, the way of common decency and
"We are spending huge sums 'to
wage this war huge sums only to
build ships. But the purchase price
of democracy, my friends, will be
;heap, no matter what the price."
Next to President Wilson probably
Mr. Schwab is the most talked of
man in America today. A man of
great wealth, born of aristocratic
parents, no man has done, or is, doing
more to help win this war than Mr.
Schwab. A man of immense wealth,
he gave up a life of great ease and
volunteered his services to the United
States, and is receiving no. pay for
same. The master mind at once
brougth order out of chaos, and the
Emergency Fleet Corporation is to
day building ships much, faster than
the Hun U-boats can sink them.
Surely the opinion of this man is
Tryon not to be outdone, has taken
up the community singing and servi
ces are held in the Lanier Library
rooms every Sunday at 5 o'clock p. m.
Come out and enjoy an hour's most
enjoyable time. Meet old friend's
andmake- new ones. Singing and
short and informal talks upon things
that we should be more conversant
with, are on the program. Come out.
W. S. S
GOV. BICKETT COMING.
Word has been received that Gov.
Bickett will deliver an address at.
Columbus, some time soon. The first
date set was for September 28th, but
an effort is being made to have it
changed to October 10th, the second-
day ot -the Folk County Fair.
An all-day patriotic meeting will be
held, and other good speakers will be
with us. An old-fashioned r. basket "
dinner will be served on the grounds.
We will tell you all about it just as
soon as the date is definitely agreed
upon. , f
W. S Sw
Plans are being perfected for an
all-day singing in Tryon at an early
date. AIL the choirs in Polk county
are going to be extended an invita
tion to attend.
Short patriotic addresses will be
made, and the day given over uto. a,
patriotic program. , v
We want every choir in the county
to prepare as many songs of -a pa
triotic nature as possible.