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Mayor Missildine made , a business
trip to Asheville, Tuesday. v-,
Sheriff Frank Jackson called iWf&s'
Thursday, and left his orde f&r1 Ej)ijxrUl
ed stationery. i v.;:;;
Look up that old hoe and rake and
clean them up and get ready to start
your "Liberty garden." '.
We are glad to note that Mr. Geo.
B. Cobb. is able to be on the streets
again, after an aggravated attack of
sciatica.- . f
Mr, D. E.. Connor, gave the NEW.S
a very pleasant call, Thursday, and
renewed his allegiance to same for
another year; tv -
Mr. E. B. Edwards, of Mill Spring,
made the NEWS a call Monday and
renewed the subscription of J. S. Ed
wards, of Slaton, Texas. t v ,
The. high price of furs may be seen
when 130,000 raccoon hides sold at
.auction in St:1 Louis, Monday for
$410,000, while 300,000 opossum hides
brought $335,000. ! '
The Asheville Citizen says "that
y War-Time Conservation Has Chang
ed appetites." It was not so 1 much
that cause in Polk county as it Was
congestion of the pocketbook. ;
It has now been discovered . that
whale and beaver flesh make good
eating. Also musk-rat and raccoon
are consdered great delicacies in dif
ferent parts of the world. ;
The last outbreak of influenza, is on
the wane. No deaths occurred from
it, and air who were attacked are on
'the high road to recovery. LetV hope
this will be the last outbreak. j';;
Lost, strayed or stolen; One John
Barleycorn. When last, heard of he
was headed west. nursnprl hv fho 1 leg
islatures of thirty two. states, and his
reurn is not expected soon. No re
ward. . '. ' ' "" . ;. V
The U. S. War Department seems
to be playing the old-fashioned game
of "hide and seek" with the 30th di
vision. One day the -boys of that di
vision are ready to sail, the next they
are not. )"'.'
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rvev. n. vjnmm. xvector ai tioiv
Cross Episcopal church will, I begin
ning February 2nd, the first Sunday
in that month begin holding night ser
vices at that church. A move! in the
The .Mexican Congress threatens to
reform the constitution of that for
saken country." If some scheme could
be devised for reforming Congress,
then some real reform' would have"
been accomplished. " '
Miss Cushing sister of Mr; D. E.
Connor, of Valhalla, was giveii a sur
prise birthday party, ? Wednesday
evening. Quite 'a number of the
neighbors gathered in, and. the even
ing was spent in a manner: most en
joyable. 'and entertaining to all pres-
t ' ;.
It will be good news ; to the people
. of this section to know that the pro
ject of rebuilding . the. highway , from
the Spartanburg to" the Henderson
county lines 'has been approved, and
that work will start as soon as" weath
er and laborconiUtions-permit .
The County Commissioners, last
Monday, appointed Mr. F. M. Burgess
to fill out the unexpired term of the
late A. L. Pitman, as Register of
Deeds. Mr. Burgess is no stranger to
the people of Polk county, as he held
the position of Register of Deeds for
were thrown into confusion by the
headlines in the Asheville Citizen,
Tuesday, morning which read. "Britt
Wins." ;jA. careful reading, however,
showed it was tf'rankie Britt, the
.prize fighter, and not James J. Britt,
the political fighter. :
Valhalla Tea House open every day.
Tea, coffee, chocolate with whipped
cream, sandwiches cakes, cookies,
doughnuts, etc., always on hand.'SaIr'
ads, creamed chicken suppers, lunches
and other meals served on order.
Home made candy r a specialty; Fan
cy work. Orders taken for cakes
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The dog law proposition will con
sume quite a good deal of the atten
tion of the North Cardlira legislature
this week. -, We hope that a good law
will be drafted, passed, and then EN
FORCED. Representative Swann
writes -uji that he expects to support
wnat he considers tne strongest meas
ures . ... -. . '-.
Among our new subscribers this
week is the name of Mr. DiW." Gallo
way. Mr. Galloway has : purchased
land at the foot of the mountain and
expects to build a residence there at
an early date. He is a graduate of
law and is contemplating practicing
that profession. We are glad to wel
come such teot)le ' as citizens, and
hope he will have no; cause to, regret
.his decision. . I
One of the most sensible acts of the
present legislature was in passing the
resolution whereby all property in
. North Carolina: will be assessed at its
s full value, instead of the present sys
tem. That will not raise the taxes of
a single person who -gives a fair val
uation of their property now,; but will
have a tendency to uncover much
that is either not given in now, or
else at a mere pittance of its real val
ue.'. -. . . ';. . "' ' ..;.'.-"! V:-
;'A meeting of good roads advocates
f and roaa commissioners from the
" twenty-two counties" of .Western
North Cadolina, will be held in Bilt
more, : tomorrow, ' Saturday, morning,
beginning at 9:30 o'clock. It is hop
ed to have as many interested parties
attend as possible. The main propo
sition coming before the body will be
for proper provision to bo made in or
?ler to secure Federal aid for road
: uilding. - :: : .;; ";'
dent Wilson down, stands pledged , to
nublicitv. The Progressive F rmer of
last week savs the farmer ?h mid de-
- mand publicity of tKs legislature,
; 5tnH mrsoa no on.tasure of PUDllC
ity the publication of T the 4 assessors
!. .i;of MT'.m - S'urn nn's bill is
right in line-with the ideas of the day,
and should receive ' the unanimous
' support of 1 every member of the pres
ent body. It is a -measure for the
i benefit of the whole people regardless
of polftiCarfaith. : - : :
Brother Coneland of the Polk Coun
ty News is now inthe middle of a big
excitement about the condition of the
Tryon Public School. : It seems that
the Tryon tax levy for school purpos
es is only 33. 1-3 cents. Only, an igno
ramus would be unable to foresee the
which " prevails in Trycn
now. And only a blind coward would
be unwilling or afraid to do just whati
me emwi uj. me xryun ixews is uoing
He Js telling'em. about it. fAny fun
f avdrbale. publicity" which Tryon is
receiving in consequence will be of
small -importance if it results in giv
ing Tryon youngsters a fairer start in
the busines of making a living.-r-HendersonvilleHustler
Sunday school at 10 o'clock. Preac
ing at 11 o'clock by the pastor.
FREE GARDEN SEED.
- Congressman Zebulon Weaver has
sent the NEWS 300 packets of garden
seeds for free distribution. They con
sist of beet, carrot, lettuce, radish and
watermelon. ' - v: - -r
These seed are to be given away ab
solutely free of charge to : all who
grow gardens in Polk county. As the
supply is limited be sure and come
and get your packageobefore they are
all: gone. ff: - ;V
The Government, on the package,
very wisely says: "Don't waste this
seed. Because of the necessity for
maximum production of food crops, it
is important that the supply of veg
etable seed be utilized to the best ad
vantage." , . . ,
GOOD-ROADS FOR POLK COUNTY
Elsewhere we publish a. letter from
the State President of the Good Roads
Asociation. It relates . to proposed
legislation now before the legislature
of this State. Read the article care
fully, then sit 'down and write Senator
Cloud .and Representative Swann to
do all in their power; for the passage
of , the. measure. ' ; -
. The sum of $232,000 spent on good
roads in Polk county during the next
ten years would help out very mater
ially. By 'the way, this will be one of the
most important questions before the
county meeting at Columbus, next
Monday. There are going to be so
manjj important questions . come : up
that no one can afford not toattend
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HISTQRY OF, THE SCHOOL BELL.
Atlanta, Ga.j Jan. 25th, 1919.
Editor Polk County News, w
Tiyon, N. C. I X S
Dear Editor? ": ! -
in your, last issue you expressed a
wish for the facts in reference to the
history of the school bell. The bell
was used on ,a small: steamer running
from Charleston S. j C, ; to nearby
points. Mr. R. N. .Adam, now living
in' Spartanburg, gave the bell to the
Tryon Public School, the first public
school -Tryon had. The union church
was used as a school room for a num
ber of years. Mr. Adam lived tit that
time where Mr. ?Scri yens now lives.
Mr Adamiwasvyery; much interested
iff schools Hd churches. T ;
Hope you may continue your inter
est in the schools. I always enjoy the
NEWS. Sincerely yours
T. T. BALLENGER.
The Misouri Experiment : Station
has discovered t,hat for winter feed
ing of either work or growing horses,
and we suppore it Vould apply to cat
tle as well, is to feed them straw dur
ing the winter. By actual test it has
been found that horses do just as well
when fed straw as when fedihay, and
straw on the market' brings about
one-half the price of hay. It is given
as a reason that straw is coarser and
more bulky, and horses eat less, and
that straw on account of this bulky
and coarse nature produces more heat
during its passage through the diges
tive tract. ' I
Every farmer should take notice of
this fact and take care of every ounce
of his -wheat, rye and oats straw, and
during this winter use it for horse
roughage instead of expensive hay.
The attendance at the meeting of
the Tryon Township j Poultry Associa
tion last Saturday - was very encour-
ajrincr. No doubt but that the idea
was" prevalent that Tryon had placed
a ban on all public meetings had a
tendency to prevent many from at
tending. , ' ' . . ! .. -. - "
Talks of a helptul and practicas na
ture were made and those who were
present were the gainers.
it- a. nA. ' r.iT 1 i- . O
i iNexi oaiuruay reuiuaiy xt, u &
o'clock p. m., there will be another
meeting at Missildine Hall and it is
hoped that everybody who was there
last Saturday will be present, and
what is better, make themselves: 4
committee of one to bring another.
Manv Dractical Questions will cornel
ud. and plans toward a more definite;
working of the Association will be
presented, and a start will be made
toward a more permanent objective.
. Be sure and come and bring some
body with you, ' .
BETTER MAIL! FACILITIES.
There has been some agitation of
late looking to the extension of ser
vice on Tryon Route 1. We hardly
think this-is advisable. That route
is now really tod long, considering the
state of the roads in Polk county for
a great portion of j the time. But
what is really needed, and what could
probably be secured! would be another
rural route out of Tryon, to be as
Route No. 2. This route would go
nut through the Pacolet valley on
th ."mountain and back the road
hotwppn Trvon and Saluda. -There
are many families in this territory
now without free delivery arid are en
Titled to it. We believe if the people
living along that , route will get up the
proper petition thatr" Postmaster.
Stearns, of . Tryon will sanction i this
"route, and thert an' inspector will; be
sent and look over the proposed route,
and we "hardly think there -would be
anv doubt about his allowing it. , ,
This would be a good matter for
the Tryon Chamber of Commerce to
take up. . arid; get behind. If ; there is
any one-thlfisr that draws people, and
trade Jtc-a Wn it ii -good .mails f acil-
) THeollowipg, telegram which is
self explanatory, was receiv:ed, by Mr;
B.. F. Copeland, Tuesday, As soon as
fuller' particulars are learned the. peo
ple of Polk ' county will be notified. "It
is needless to say, however, that the
need of this relief is 'great, or presi
dent Wilson- who is in Europe arid has
familiarized himself with the situa
tion, would nat make this appeal :, to'
the American, people.
By the aid of the American troops
these people have been liberated from
the yoke of the oppressor, but what
would it benefit them if we liberate
them onlto let them die of hunger?
It is estimated that more than .one
half the adults have been massacred
bythMjkish. troops. The remain
deWjnibsSy women and children, are
absolutely at the mercy
vilized world. Will we save
we allow them to perish?
ks, "When will these ap-
onev cease I ' Ciort knows.
oes not. But don't think
that this will bethe last appeal, for.
'twill Wot be. But do as you have
done kf the past, heed the call for
helpygo down in your pockets and
subscribe rolk county's quota of four
Raleigh, N. C, Jan. 27 1919.
Mr. B. F. Copeland,
Tryon, N. C'
Just accepted chairmanship Armenian-Syrian
relief " campaign. Two
hundred thousand dollars North Caro
lina's quota. President Wilson re
quests national campaign -for thirty
millions. Neediest war sufferers. No
ojther mean's of relief. Appointing
you county chairman. All existing
war agencies authorized to co-operate
Urgency demands acceptance by wire.
Organization and publicity material
will be mai$$d at . once. Campaign
last week in ..February. Time short.
Emergency great. Please' accept.
Polk county's quota four hundred.
Y J. Y. JOYNER.
THINKS WE ARE ASLEEP.
The following extract is from a let
ter of a gentleman, who with his
good wife have .been Tryon visitors
for many years. He tells why he
must forego his return to our town.
In this connection we do not want
to be looked upon as a "knocker" but
we have always gone upon the theory
that if there was anything wrong
with our town, and it is possible for
us to find it out it is much better to
tell it than it is to ' conceal it. In
other words it is a good thing " to be
be able to see ourselves as others see
us. ' 1 - -;
"The South is rapidly, waking up to
its fine opportunities. A place must
not only invite, but prove to be ' in
viting. It must promise, and likewise
fulfill the promise. If must put up
good roads for the car owners. An
other essntial is hotels Qjf a class that
mean something besides price. As a
rule the people who travel are never.
so much concerned about the price as
they are in what they are to ' get ' in
exchange for that price.
"Many, many times have I thought
about the matter, I have simply been
amazed at the utter lack of the "get-up-and-get"
spirit in-your beautiful
town. No place in North Carolina has
so many advantages and attractions
in, natural scenery, general location,
etc., as Tryon. God has done every
thing excepting what He expects men
can ana win do. , fcit i were younger
and seeking business opportunities I
would ask for nothing7 better more al
luring, more certain ihiencouraging
results than the inducements, held out
by Tryon. Your town people seem
deaf and dumb. You lack either the
folks who have something to invest,
or having it, are without, any public
spirit. Yet what am I doing but tell
ing you something that, you already
know; Unconsciously almost the
words have been written for there
was no intention to present them
when I took up the tools." '
A PLEA FOR FENCES.
We have had a short talk on per'
nanent pastures and on fences but
little was said relative to the kind and
quality of fences needed in Polk coun
ty: At present there is very little
fenced land comparatively in the
county and most of that could scarce
ly be called a fence logs poles and
brush are largely used which are the
host expensive fences in use,' for two
Because of the ereat amount
of labor to make and keep ; repaired
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his kind of fence.
1st. Because of the great -destruction
of crops caused by stock 7 break
ing through this kind of fence, or
rather lack of fence. ' :
Then there is the old kind of rail
fence; but pf course it is needless to
mention it, as the scarcity of -rail
timber and high price of labor knocks
that out on the first round. Then
what kind of fence is cheapest and
consequently best to build ? Should
I be called upon to answer this ques
tion I would say - get good ; locust
;posts if you have to go to the moun
tains and buy them, and set them well
in the ground and put good galvaniz
ed wire on them to -turn stock. By
this I mean horses and cattle arid es
pecially cattle that I now have mostly
in mind. Hogs and sheep need ;the
same kind of. posts but woven wire.
Now I know that many farmers
will cry out that I suggest impracti
cal things along the line of farming
well. J Why not hold up high ideals ?
I am saying what is best and cheap
est in the long run. I have inot men-,
tioned the cheapest and best for the
long run, for that would . be concrete'
posts, but I did not want to knock all
the . breathe put at one blow Now I
have given yu ;my opinion" about
what is: really cheapest and .best. If
this ideal; is too high, then begin with
chestnut posts where this 't kind " o f
timber grows. next best is; oak",", o
good, size .aftpr being split' out.-an
burned tothin ; coal all over. I admit
"that the white man who puts them ii
the ground will not-be white when his
job is finished, but it will pay. and it
willsnot make a permanent black man
of him. If you can't approach ' that
near to tjie ideal get pin-poles:- oak.
poles,-sp'u& wood poles or anyold thing
but get smething for posss, and then
nail iwirerails poles or anything that
Will hold 4 cow. But byh means do
w!a little patch of,, gassbig spring
and thenduring the.r.nexj year bupd
either a good fence or a poor one, ist
as . you lip Best, bu remember the
good oneiis always best aTTd' cheapest
in the , long run 'and: you will "have , the
feeling of. eternal pride that you have
quit tethering the' poor milk cow. by
the head,! which is far more expensive
than fence. , ' i
Why not everybody' get busy and
sow! somef grass, make some pastures,
then fence1 them- and put some sure
enough' cattle to grazing them, and'
be a prosperous and happy comty.
A few ar? getting up steam, so the
Stand-patter had better look out lest
he gets run over. ' -J
:f Respectfully,- :
J. R. SAMS County Agent.
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Gives! the fullest and most
up-todate information, not
only about Seeds that can be
planted to advantage, but
also about crops that prom
ise to give the largest profits
during the coming year. ,
OUR! 40 YEARS' EXPERIENCE,
and art equipment that Is unsur
passed JnJthis country, give us un
equalled advantages for supplying
T HE BEST OF
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WrlU jf op Catalog and Prices of
GRA3S and CLOVER SEEDS,
. SEED OATS, SEED CORN
4nd SEED POTATOES.
Catalog Mailed Free on Request."
T. -M Wood & Sons,
SEEE&MEN, - Richmond, Va.
Fo the Best of Gardens,
PLANT WOOD'S SEEDS.
By virtue of; the power of sale con
tained ig thatl pertain Mortgage Deed
executeej by jif H. Metcalf and Mamie
Metcalf his wife, to EdmondA. Em
bury orif the 6th day of September,
1915, tofsecure a debt of $250.00 and
interest;aid; mortgage being , of rec
ordin thf office of the Register of
Deeds for Polk County, in book of
mortgages No. 10 at page 396, de
fault having been made in the pay
ment offthe debt and interest therein
providetl the; .undersigned will sell at
public auction, to the highest bidder,
for cashiatthevcourt, house door of
Polk county, on '
MONDAY MARCH 3rd 1919
at 12 o&lock noon, the following de-l
iscribed J-land and premises conveyed
jfe saioiriortgage to-wit : . ; . i..
v Beginning; at a point on the; west-,
em; margin, of fhe Valhalla road, the
same bihg the southwest corner of
Mrs. -L. Dowes residence lot;
thence with the said M. L. Dowe's
souther boundary line south 86 deg.
13' min.vest 186 feet to eastern line
of roadway; thence in eastern line of
roadway I south 51 deg. 52 min. east
90 feet;;?. thence and still in ; eastern
line of f fad south 3 deg: 21 min east
25 feet;: thence north 86 deg. 39 min.
east 17$ feet to corner of roadway;
thence in margin of roadway norfh
53 deg. AO min. east 56 feet to western
margin ';of Vjalhalla road; thence' in
said margin of' Valhalla north 36 deg.
20 iiHn.; west" 100 feet to place of be
ginning, containing 545-1000 of an
acre, more or less, and otherwise
known -as lot' No. 5 in S. D. Hadley's
subdivision in . the' Town of Tryon,
County Polk, State, of North Caro
This f anuary 28, 1919.
EDMUND A. EMBURY, Mortgagee.
Walter fjones, Attorney. ;;
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EXECUTRIX' NOTICE TO CRED
Haviif g qualified as executrix of the
estate tf. Fannie J. Ricks, deceased,
late off! Polk county, North Carolina,
this is to notify all persons having
claims "against the estate of : said de
ceased to exhibit tliem to the under
signedv:Whose address is 208 Baldwin
Avenues Charlotte, jn. KJ.f on or Deiore
the. 15thJ day of February, lyzu, or
this notice will be pleaded in bar of
! their recovery.
' All .'.J.U.J - J na-t-nlm.
Ail uc l buna iuucuvcu vu sam somvc
will please make immediate payment.
This she 21st day of January, 1919.
. J . MARY D. OSBORNE,
v' Kxecutrix of Fannie J. Rickg.
r FAIR ASSOCIATION.
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Weater nermittine. the annual
meeting f the Polk County Fair As
sociatioi; will be held at Columbus,
Mondav. February 3rd. at two
o'clock.M - '
The lection of officers will take
place at this time, and other impor
tant matters will come before the
meeting- Evervbodv in Polk, county
having Sithe good of the Fair at heart
are requested, to attend. . .
- w. T. LINDSEY, President..
B. F. COPELAND, Secretary.
NUOTICE TO DELINQUENT TAX
t PAYERS. "
Notice is hereby given to the par
ties named below and all persons that
may be Concerned as mortgagees that
the undersigned purchased at a de
linquent' tax sale in Columbus Polk
county N. C, on the 6th day of May,
1918. l&nd listed and desenbed as foj
lows : M5 acresiless 1J15 of one acre,
m WlUTe uaK rownsrap, - nstea in pne
name o Coleman Brafllevs estate for
the- ve?rv 1917 rrjji -.
-Notice Vis further given Uhat appli
cation,; will be made t' the rsheriff of
Polk cointy by . the- thidersigned for
deeds fdr said property; after the 6th
day of May 1919.
.H J. BRADLEY, Purchaser. .
This: January 20 1919. ,
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Trade home and thus help
your town to grow and improve.
Jolhio Oitb: k Cp(
Phone No. 14
Citizens Lumber Go. wants for portable saw mill
near'Dawkins, S. C, a sawyer, two log cutters, two -saw
mill hands. Good camp and long job. Apply,.
W. T. CULBREATH, Dawkins,-S. C.
nrWhen once established Will make saving easier
than fepeningJ - Regularity is vvliat counts in t sav
ing. Deoosit a stipulated , sum every week'or month
and watch it grow. Jri time you,; will 'have a sum
sufficient to realize that cherished ambition. ' , .
4 per cent. Interest Compounded Semiannually
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. . PEOPLES BANK
TRYON, N. C.
This Bank is for Peope who
Want to Improve their Financial Condition.
"Wiiryoii let us serve you? A checking account is . most
convenient in the payment of bills. It is the safest receipt.
Av Savings. acc6unt is , the sure road to an eventual ' com
petency. We solicit your account. ''-'''hrJ I
CAROLINA STATE BANkI ft
DAVID C. BARROW W C ROBERTSON, Q. C. SONNER H. B. LANE
i Fine Kentucky Horse at a j
W. T. LDNOSEY, Tiryoro.
If taken at once; Gash or i reasosble
Two tenant houses, well built, in colored
tenement district. Store house and lot' on
Trade street. ' GEO. A. GASH, Agt.
We are offering
' with a discount of $10,00 on the cost of , ourLixegula . jiiUonerdid -r.-.
'Coursel One of these Scholarships would be a gift of mestiiriablevvalue.- ;
If you are interested for yourself or for someone else, call oJt write aftd let
us give you details in regards to courses and rates. ' t -
'.EMANUEL BUSINESS COLLEGE:
15HaywoodSt. . ' . ' ASHEVILLE, N. C :''
is a Habit
& TRUST CO,
vice rresiaenM jsDi;r
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