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POLK COUNTY ffEWa tSYON, N. 0.
Tll POLKQUHTY HEWS anif TRYQH BEE
. Con$olidaled Nov. IQI5 .
isbed every Ft Jay at'fe ' r
Entered a second-class matter April 28, 1915
at the post office at Try on. North Carolina.' un
der tfce act of March 3, 1&79
B. F. COPELAND. - Editor
C. BUSH, - Business Manager
Subscription $2.00 per V ear
OBITUARIES, CARDS OF THANKS,
R solutions of Reipect, Church or Lodge Notices'
where an admission fee is charged, or for financia
vain, will be charared.rejfular advertising rates of
five cents per line.
THE AMERICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION.
125 West 39th Street. New York City, is our sole
and exclusive Foreign Advertising Agent.
"Long May It Wave."
: "Nobody Knows How Dry I Am"
will be a more popular song than ev
er. - o :
Western North Carolina," and for
that matter, the entire State has re
ceived a blow in the loss of Hdn.Thos
Settle, which occurred - at , Asheyille
recently. Mr. Settle was one of the
"big men" of the State and one whom
we could illy afford to lose.
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From the requests for copies of .Mr.
Swamps publicity measure from all
parts of the state it is plainly to be
seen that it is receiving much atten
tion. It is one of the most important
bills that will be introduced during
this session of the legislature.
The publicity measure of Hon. W.
P. Swann received the unanimous en
dorsement of the Western North Car
olina Press Asociation, and the . Sec
retary, Mass Beatrice Cobb, - of the
Morganton News-Herald was, in
struct to notify Mr. Swann of the ac
tion of the Association. '
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Vice President Marshall says that
certain leaders of the Bolsheviki in
the United States should be hanged.
That's, true Mr. Marshall, and it
should be done before they are allow
ed to run at large too long and spread
their infamous doctrines over - too
much terriaory. - ',. '
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The object of the short ballot is not
to take power away from the people
but a means to make their power
more effective. Raleigh News - and
Observer. Any measure that sim
plifies voting and adds secrecy to it
should become a law. Add publicity
and ballot reform and the product is
a better and more enlightened citizen
The Hendersonville Hustler under
the management of Mr. Charles N.
Wrenshall shows great improvement.
The make-up is pleasing to the eye",
while the columns are filled with
good newsy matter, and the editorial
column is breezy and refreshing. Mr.
Wrenshall is no novice at the game,
and we are glad to have him join the
western JNorth L-aroIma press gang.
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Ye editor had the pleasure of at
tending the session of the' Western
North Carolina Pres Asociation at
Hendersonville, last Friday. The at
tendance was not large, but the inter-
est was there, and many important
matters were brought before the body
and" everybody ;- present expresed
tnemselves as feeling that it was one
of the most important sesions held.
lhe next meeting will be at Asheville
on Friday, March 21st.
. bomebody complains that national
prohibition means that it is proposed
' - that a fiat of law shall control the
habits of 100,000,000 people. ! That is
not the way of it at all. It is a
great majority of the 100.000.000
pie saying that the habits of a minor
, ity shall not cripple and shackle the
nation. The great maioritv i of the
- hundred million people in this country
haven't contracted the liquor habit
xvaieign ixews ana UDserver.
Hendersonville is trvW tr
the location of the Georgia Military
Academy, now at College Park, near
Atlanta. We hope our neighbor suc
ceeds. There are a great many more
institutions tnat snould move to Wes
tern North Carolina, fnr fv,
another section of the' United States
inai is so iavorably situated or has
ov moujr uauurai aavaniages as we
' i -y,.Yw. w yu, neignrjor.
t armer is a great problem in food
Situation," says Mr. Herbert Hoover.
He isw problem, but is a savior,' and
-,vypa dorffc have to .worry about him.
-i !a5J do in 1919 just as he
did in 1918, raise enough food to feed
ine worm. . Tfte "problem'? is to pre
venc pronteenng in ..food after the
warmer raises it. v A food profiteer
s - " should be, placed in the same class
witn a uoisnevist and declared a mers
ace to the nation, receiving th pun-
oiuucui uu acn a person.
Vivid Account by Australian Pre
mier of Methods All Over
- . the World.
IT STILL HAS ITS POWER
An Octopus, Whose Tentacles Extend
All Over the World and Worked
. Unceasingly for Commercial
Benefit of Germany, j
New York. Attention has been
called a number of times to th man
ner in which the Germans -managed
to dominate In the control and price of
nonferrousy metals. One branch of
their organization was taken oyer by
A. Mitchell Palmer, the alien property
custodian. This concerned itself with
Handling thel metals In this country.
But, the ramifications of the German
octopus were never as; graphically de
scribed as in an address made by W.
.M. Hughes, the Australian prime min
ister, at the Mansion house, London,
pome time ago while the war was still
on. - ' ' .. ;
, He took as his text what he called
the great fina of Mertons, as the Brit
ish end of the German trust was des
ignated, He said it was "a living out
ward and visible sign of the rottenness
within," and an agent of the enemy.
Then he went on to say : I
"It is the English branch of one of
the greatest companies the world has
ever seen; It is a combination, an oc
topus whose tentacles extended before,
I the war all over the world, and whose
heart was at Frankfort-on-Main. It is
an organization that had a strangle
hold on the whole of the, world, that
affected not only Its commercial and
industrial life, but affected also the
political life ; which worked unceasing-
y for -the commercial benefit of Ger
many,' which gathered huge profits for
the' befcefir of Germany.'
Served Germany Welt.
"It was a most powerful and a most
serviceable instrument in the German
policy of penetration. It served the
power of the kaiser .better than a
dozen legions on the field, and it is
now here today, as it has been, with
ts ramifications in our midst. It still
nas its power, the profits are being
gathered in this firm,' which for three
years after the war was the London
agent, the English agent, of the Ameri
can Metal company, of which I shall
speak in a moment.
"This was the firm from which Brit
ain bought for 12 months after the war
the metals necessary lor carrying on
the war. This firm was founded by
Wilhelm Merton "of Frankfort, and
from the day of its establishment it
has spread its tentacles out, and, the
firm has-grown every passing day. It
is called Metallgesellschaft, the Amer
ican Metal company, the Australian
Metal company, the African Metal
company j Schweizerische Gesellschaf t
In Switzerland ; it has a dual name
which is sometimes French and some-
imes something else ; but it is always
German in essence. ; It pushed out its
tentacles over Europe from place to
place. . ' ' ' '
It pushed . another tentacle across
:he ocean to Australia, calling itself the
Australian Metal company; it .called
itself the Australian Metal comDanv.
3U it was fiot Australian.; It was
a company held by Germany; it had
German directors, and very naturally,
as was their custom, they covered
themselves in their methods and de
vices with the cloak of naturalization.
Bit -by bit they beslabbered and en
tangled the great metal industries of
Australia In a grip until they had them
body and soul, and so it was that when
the war broke out there was this great
metal Industry, the Beer Sondheimer
In one shape or another, the Metallge
sellschaft, and the Metallurgische Ge
sellschaf t, the whole controlling the
channels from which the metal came,
determining how it should be produced
and what prices it should be sold at
all over the world.. What they did, in
Australia they did elsewhere. i
In the United States.
"In America they pushed out an
other tentacle; there was. a company
called the American Metal company.
It was a company in which", out of 70,
000 called-up shares, 34,000, or 49 per
cent, were held by the Metallgesell
schaft at Frankfort, 27 per cent by
Mertons of this place and the remain
ing 18 per cent were held mostly by
hyphenated Germans, a few being held
by bona fide Americans who were put
.right in the front of the shop window
to deceive the credulous. Now I abso
lutely acquit here the English share
holders, the innocent shareholders in
Mertons, of all blame. They went into
this in a bona fide way, they did not
realize what were the designs of these
people ; but I am directing my remarks
here against the firm, against the
Metallurgische Gesellschaf t, against
the great German octopus which , dom
inated the world, which stayed here
for four years after the war. It is
diflicult to understand how they
should haveiremalned here. It is not
suflaclent to deny them a license they
ought not to be allowed to trade at all.
Their company should be wound up
and they should disappear f rdm the
commercial life of the country."
. . Catch Mighty Whale.
Vancouver, B. C The largest whale
caughtthls season In the north Pacific
measured 89 f eet in length 1 7 and
PREACHES : FROM HIS dtll
. - .ir.'rif. 'zi
Clergyman Refuses to Obey Order to
: Croser-Church - During "Flu" EpI
liemicand Is -Arrested. li
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Harrison,. O. Because the ciy au
thorities would . not 'vorder the safoons
to close, Rev. George Cocks would not
close his church, although the board of 1
health had prohibited public meetings
because of the epidemic of influenza.
Sixteen members agreed with him and
all 17 were arrested.
Undaunted, the minister sent 'word
to the other members of his congrega
tion and held his evening services in
his cell, "preaching through its open
window to about 500 assembled out
side the city jail.
THIRTEEN IS LUCKY TO HIM
Mystic Number Figures Largely In
. Career of Sergeant In the -Aircraft
Camp Devens, Mass. Sergt. James
B. Harmeson of ' aircraft acceptance
park No. 1 came to the camp personnel
office and asked to be discharged on
Friday, the ,13th. He gave these rea
sons: That he enlisted December 13,
1917, at Chicago; that the last two fig
ures in his army serial number make
18; that he was number 13 on the pay
roll of the' Chicago Telephone com
pany, and that he believed 13 was his
lucky number. He received his dis
charge. MRS. MEDILLM'CORMSCK
Mrs. Medill JflcCormlck, wife of the
Illinois senator-elect, is chairman of
the Republican woman's national
committee, an organization which will
co-operate with the Republican na
tional committee. The woman's orgam
ization has opened handsome offices In
a fashionable section in Washington,
and Mrs. McCormick spends . a large
part of hr time there. This Is a new
photograph.- Mrs.. McCormick is a
daughter of the late Mark Hanna.
Insignia of 'Army Officers."
An officer of the rank of general Is al
lowed to choose his own Insignia of
rank. Some recently appointed chose
four stars on the shoulder. We have,
therefore,, thjs rule, to indicate the dif
ferent grades of general officers: One
star, -brigadier general; three stars,
lieutenant general; four stars, general.
The Inspired Compositor. ;
,4The doctor felt the patient's purse
ind declared that therwas no hope."
Boston Evening Transcript. -
For Rent: One five room cottage
on Whitney avenue. Apply to Sam
P. Hill, .Pisgah Forest, N. C. 3614t
I have buyers for a'few small im
proved . farms near Columbus. Write
me what you have price. and terms.
G. W. Justice, Hendersonville, N. C.
Lost Package containing 6 tubes
of yellow and green paints of especial
value to owner. Finder please leave
the paints if still in good condition
with the Tryon postmaster and re
ceive $2.00 reward. No questions
For Sale: "Carolina Harmony" a
Music book, for which we have, flat
tering testimonials from music teach
ers who use it for pupils ready to
play simple pieces; and from boards
of education, Suprintenaents and
teachers of public schools. It .con
tains more than 100 songs' for public
schools, patriotic and Sunday school
songs and scripture anthems. . Send
for testimonials, or send twelve 3c
stamps for sample copy. Leonard n
ano, (Jrgan and Phonograph Agency,
J. S. Leonard, Mgr., Salisbury, N. C.
EXECUTOR'S NOTICE TO CRED
ITORS. Having 'qualified as executor of the
estate jof James Staley, deceased, late
of Polk county, -North Carolina, this
is to, notify all persons having claims
agamKt,the estate of said deceased. toJ
exhibit them to the undersigned, on ot
before the 15th day-of .March, 1920,
or thisj notice will be pleaded in bar of
their recovery. U .',;,'; 'J-n-':: C,;: . rv
-.All -persons indebted .fo said estate
win please make immediate payment.
This; the 31st day of January, 1919.
f WILUAJV1 A. CARSON, ' ,
' Administrator of James Staley.
. Ldoli out fbr.Span-.,
At f5he first sign-of::
a cdld take ; V '"
CASqARA- f QUININE-.
I 8tndrd cold remedy for 20 ycar-r-ia tablet r
I fora safe, surer ntt opiate breads up a cold
in 24 hot relieves grip in 3 day. Money
t back if it foil. ; The genuine box haa a Red top
i with Mp; ySiil'a pict-are. At All Dru StortM-
i Your sorders for. Flooring, Ceiling,
Siding, pinish, . Mouldings, Framing.
We manufacture this and can save
you mojey. See us for lath, brick,
doors and sash: -
J. T. GHEEN LUMBER COMPANY.
lATTORNEY AT LAW
Office' up Stairs In '
Jno.t.. Jackscn C- Bld'o.
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Mleryg Dress Making
irt? floor, Wilkins store
Mki. E. RHODES.
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In Your Heme
Price $ S.50-
GEO A. GASH
jusiricE of the peace
Jlv, .- AND 'Lr-:. ; :
Collections a specialty. Deeds
and Mortgagees prepared, and
Contracts written at- reasonable
TRYON, N. C.
We Haye the Right i Prices
-and- X' r
Kind! of MateriaSs
to do .your building. Full stock
Doors, Windows, Silling, flooring
Ceiling, Shingles, Loths, Interior
Finish and Mouldinp:, Rough and
DresJii Lumber. Carry complete
STpCK O P FEEDS
HEARON LUMBER CO:
SALUDA, N. C.
NOTICE TO DECJNQUENT TAX
-Wr : ' PAYERS. .
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Notice is hereby given to the par
ties given below and all persons who
may b interested as mortgagees that
the undersigned purchased at a ' de
linquent tax sale at Columbus, f Polk
county) N. C, on the 6th day of May,
1918, land listed and described as fol
lows: 2 town lots in Tryon, Tryon
township, less 1 foot on back, listed
in name of S. B. Wilkins f or theyear
1917;:, 150 acres in Saluda " township,
listed in the name of J. E. Pearson,
for the year 1917 1 town lot, less 1
foot on back, in town of Tryon, Tryon
township, listed in the name of J. E.
Pearson, forthe year 1917: 1 town lot
less. Iffoot on back, in Mill. Spring,
WhitfeLOak township, ' listed in the
namejrbf Champion, for the year
1917 99 acres .in Saluda township
liste$ in the name -of D. M. , Rollins
for,te year m i;town: lo less'' l
foot n back, in Trvon. Trvori tovn-
ship,f isUd'in. the: name of jj; HMet1
calf or.;.the yeard1917 22 acres -In
iijrujj vuwiiaiu U5W3U m tne name or
Alex B. Emery.;f or; thel1 year 191T. J
Noic6 is further veh that 4 appH-;
catioi will;be,ade to the sheriff of
plkrcpttnt5r,-sKf;;Q:; by the undersign
ed for deeds for said property, after
the.ath day of May, 1919. ' -j
- Jf IX CARPENTER. Pprchaser.
; TM January 17, 1919,
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In our large stock of General Mercrrandise you
will find almosteverything you need in .your home.
You won't find anything" at "less than cost," be
cause we can't sell it that way. 'But you will find
many rare values in Honest Goods. . Another thing
you will find is that every article) you buy is worth
every cent lyou pay. We ask you to compare our
goods and prices with those of any other house, and
We will cheerM are
here to serve you honestly and faithfully, and on
. : this basis solicit your trade.
q a i nrirt otamp gives you tne rignt to q
O stand ud when the Stai" SDansrled Banner O
g is played
An account at this bank classes you as
one of the progressive and substantial
citizens of your community. No better
time than now to start that account.
Come in and let's talk it over.
ANI& i QP TTRYON I 0
m W. T. LINDSEY Pres J. B. HESTER Cashier. ; U
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Raise Dollars the same way you raise wheat
use horse sense any thing planted in the proper
soil will grow Dollars will grow if planted in
This is the seed time for your dollar-harvest
cropbegin your planting now at I
Capital $1 0,000.00 !
HENRY P. CORWITH, Pres. JOHN B ttNNON, V-Prcs. PRESTON H. BAILEY, Cash.
1 I III ir mil -T- --' n...tT.-. ... ., ... .. , .--a
City and Farm Property Bought and Sold. Furnished and un
furnished houses for rent. Property taken care of and rents
eolleeted. Do not waste your time and tire yours ef out looking
for a place. Our auto is at your service free. " Notary Public. , '
JAMES LEONARD, Tryoni N. ! C.
Eat Our Meats!
You'll need neither a hatchat nor a stick of dynamite. A
good, ordinary set of molars will easily dispose of
A Fine Tenderloin Steak'
An Extra Porterhouse Steak
A Luscious Round Steak
A Nutritious Roast
A Dish of Pork Chops '
If you havn't any teeth we
melt in your mouth. -
Eat our meats. ; ; Good for voqr stomach.
aricl chickehsf orJKcK I will pay the,;high
est MARKET IRICE. : - V
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Tryon, N. G.
have sausage that will fairly
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