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CO-OPERATE:) TO FIGHT FIRE
Officials and Citizens Should Work To-
gether to Reduce Waste Largely
; Caused by Carelessness.
Celi-interest should prompt every
! property owner and tenant to ccj-oper-late
with the officials of the fire depart
jment and of the flreprevention bu
Ireau. I Chief Loucks and Jacob H. Hil
I kene, director ojf the fire-prevention
! bureau, have instituted a. system to
I "flight fires before they begin.' Y iSemi-
mpnthly Inspections are made in 'every
part of the city land property owners
are warned to clean tip rnbbish and to
take "precautions! against fire, where
such appear to. be needed. ) f
I The comparative figures on fire
j waste in the United States and in Eu
jropean countries! have been presented
(to .American newspaper readers! many
j times. The per capita loss iji this
country is ten to, twenty, times as great
as in some parts of the Old World,
i Much of that, toi be sure, is due to the
difference in materials and methods of
constructing buildings. But a very
large1 ; percentage may be charged to
Qur American carelessness. Aj large
, proportion of our nre waste is pre
ventable and the Indianapolis officials
are Wording: toi eliminate that ele
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j; Fire waste is a burden to everybody
and all should be active in helping to
reduce it: The
insurance rates of a
iciftr .or a nation are based on the
jlpsses the companies pay. The j small
jer the risk the lower the rates will be,
The companies receive from policy
holders the money that Is paid but on
;nre losses, xne way ip wnicn to get
rates is to Keep aown
all interested in that
losses. We are
make the inspection system of the city
thoroughly effective. Indianapolis
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HAVE MORE THAN CASH VALUE
General Cultivation of Back-Yard Gar-
i dent Means Improvement In the
Keh bjp a Community.
; It may seem !a bit previous to men
tion it, but donf't neglect your garden
.this year. See i you can't prove peace
better fhan.warL even in the back yard.
War gardens were worth several
hundred million dollars to ther mak
ers last year, in cash saved alone.
hey were worth yet more to the
nation, for the food thus raised at
home released jrallroad equipment for
(other uses. They were worth most of
all In health,' education, better habits
and saner grasp of life. - . !-
All these items will be worth Just as
(much this year as last. Food prices are
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Bure to remain; mgn ror a consiaerabie
tifiie. Railroad eauiDment 'will be
scanty , enough If we release every pos-
JaibleHt of It for service to the Indus
tries which must have it. And of
course there isfno need to enlarge unon
rthe5 perennial! benefits of healthful
work, or the Superior taste of home
Han' -your peace garden how.
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An Unsightly Wall Adjoining Church
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rrujjcn, Dwuiinca By a i re II IS
Vines and SHrubs.
-Popular Mechanics Magazine.
i Destruction of; Rata in r.iiac
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The routing of rats from j cities has
become both an economic and a sani-
itary, necessity. Facing the possibility
mri ciY A ami n r
monic plague varid the enormous ex
penditures necessitated by such an
outbreak," it : is the part "of wisdom f oi
any city to protect itself j from the
calamity. It is not for the; individual
householder; or citizen to decide
whether he will Interest himself in
the subject.: It is a matter for muni-
,jclpal?legislati6n, and It is the duty oi
tne .cnizen to support the ordinances
and vo' co-operate with the authorities
to the best of his ability, in order thai
tle city: may be a clean and safe placi
in which toflivew -'V' J-S . L.
r ; Fire Preventien.
Fire prevention is the next form ol
public thrift this country must develop
Ourreturning soldiers can bring bacl
word that j in the last pre-war year
1913, our per capita fire loss was mor
than fcrur,timei that of France anc
aor than six timea hi-
SEtJT TO FRflriOE
Dispatched Intact, Ready for
Steam; by the Army Trans
1,200 SHIPPED IN SECTIONS
Record of 12 Days Made From
in This Country to Lines
Front Great Work
Washington. Shipment of American-
built steam locomotives, each
73 tons, and assembled all except the
smokestack and the tender, so that
they could move away under their
own steam within a few hours after
their arrival in France, was among the
accomplishments of the United States
army transport force under stress of
war, and has since been continued.
More than 400 of these lolcomotives
were so shipped from New! York in
a few. months, it was learned here
with the lifting of the war censorship
regulations, and these-were in addi
tion to 1,200 which were shipped ,in
sections, nine to a locomotive, packed
in cases. The ships usedto transport
the locomotives complete rere of a
special type with three , holds, each
hold measuring 60 by 102 feot, entered
by hatches 39 feet wide aid 42 feet
long. ! '
Into each of the three halds were
placed 12 locomotives 36 to a ship.'
A bed or flooring on which they rest
ed for the voyage required more "than
3,000 ""tons of steel rails. The lo
comotives 7 when in position were
braced with heavy wooden teams and
the space between the bolHirs to "the
level of the top of the stdam dome
packed solid with highly compresfsed
baled hay. V . .,
Compressed Hay Under Flooring.
On. this hay another flooring j was
laid, and on this floor was placed
the tendersthe smokestacks, with
more baledrhay or other light cargo,
packed In the space where coal " is to
be carried. On top of the tenders' was
packed still more cargo to the deck
level, and during the "rush days the
above-deck space filled with crated
airplanes. When" completely loaded
with the 36 locomotives and other
cargo each vessel was carrying a dead
weight of; 14,000 tons In Addition to
ship machinery, bunker coal end crew
The loading of the locomotives Is an
interesting sight. Steel railroad barges
carrying 14 of the steel' monsters are
made .fast alongside a 100-ton capacity
floating derrick barge, In turn made
fast to the ship. An ordinary slirig
of steel wire is placed around the fort"
ward end of the boilers, another undex
the supports to the cab, I the signal
given and the locomotive lifted 40 oi
50 feet in the air, swunj; over and
gently loaded into the ship's hold. The
whole operation required but 20 min
utes, and It was accomplished uwlt$
the same ease and the same lack of
excitement as prevailed cm board 8
steamship at an adjoining dock whlclr
was taking on board 500-pound bale!
of cotton. ; -
The Idea of shipping locomotive?
complete was conceived when armjf
transport officers were Informed thai
England was shipping them across th
channel ready to move away on ar
rival. ' j
"America Can Do It" f
"If England can do it, s can Amerfe
lea," an officer said, and
way commandeered a fleet
Ing vessels which were
of ore-carry 1
with hatches large enough to permlf 1
the handling of such freight.
When the movement
was at its
height the following time
ed for the movement of
from its builders to Its base of action
behind the battle lines : J5hops to New
Jersey terminals, 24 hours; from rail
to barges, 6 hours; from terminals to
ship side, 6 hours; barg$ to ship, 2Q!
minutes; New York to -France, i9'
days ; ship to army rail lines and
hooked up to a transport train bound
for the front, 6 hours;; a total at
less than 12 days. . ? )
-Handling of 73-ton locomotives as
if they, were but one-tenth of their
weight is only a small part of the tre
mendous work " that has been under
way at army transport piers since the
United States transport service at
tained full swing.
Maj. Dan O'Brien, majrine director,
an officer who, has won his rank by
more than 20 years service in every
port of the United States, Cuba,
Mexico 4 and ; the Philippines, : where
transport facilities of the army were
centered, is the man whj handled the
Iowa City, la.HWhen
Mrs. Wolfe bi
this city went down town recently she
left her door" unlocked. Robbers
broke in and stole a sapphire ring.
a watcn, a necklace and a purse con
taining $75. - i-V
Next day the thieved
stolen property, leaving
steps. v " - -
it on her fronl
Calls "Spade a Spade."
, Toungstown, O. The Manonin
county ,War; Savings stamp committed
comes out in plain language and calli
a "spade a spade in talking of. those
who fail to meet their stamp pledgee;
4?nTy i'e reutInS to " eed the armj
v uiyauun- au jburopo, ina an?
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Norfolk, Va. - Baltimore, Md. Toledo, q. Tarboro, N. C. Charlotte, N. C
Columbia, S. C. Spartanbyirg, S. C. Atlanta, Ga. Macon, Ga.
Columbus, Ga. Montgomery, Ala.
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The policy of the FordfMbtor Company. to sell its cars for
the lowest possible price, consistent ith dependable quality, is
to ..well.knqwn to require comment - Therefore, because of pres
ent conditions, there can beiho change in the price on Ford cars.
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NOTICE TO DELINQUENT TAX
: ' , FAYERS. -
of Notice is herebv ihvpti frt!fii'.L
ties named below and all' persons that
may be concerned as mortgagees that
tketun Wsigned purchased at a de
linquent tax sale in Columbiis, Polk
county, N. C, on the 6th dayof Mafv
1918 ,land listed and described as n
lwo:s f. 1 lot less 1 foot '.on' the back
in the town of Saluda, N. C, listed fin
the name of M. A. Damon, taxed for
the year 1917; 1 town lot in Tryon
Tryon township, less 1 1 foot ron back
of said lot, listed in the name of Mrs
M.- H. Gilbert, taxed for the year
1917; IJot less 11 feet in the town 'of
Columbus Columbus township, N. C
listed in the name of Maggie Geddise
taxed for, the year 1917; 1 acres of
a 2 acre tract - in- Tryon township
N. -C, listed in the name of Robert
Booker Est., taxed for the year 1917
: Notice is further given that appli
cation will be made to the sheriff I of
Polk county by the undersigned for
deeds for said property after the 6th
day of May,. 1918. i . I
L. L. ,TALLANT, Purchaser!
This, January 3rd, 1919. i
North Carolina, Polk County.
To A.iL. Pitman; Entry Taker for
The undersfgned, J. T. Henderson,
of Polk county, North Carolina, enters
and lays claim to the foil, .owing de
scribed piece or parcel of land in Co
lumbus township,-. Polk county, North
Carolina, the same being vacant nd
unappropriated land and subject to
entry, viz : Adjoining the lands of
Tom Clark T. P. Rice and.G. P. Ham
rick, and containing 50 acres more or
less.- .-. x. --.; -r -j
Entered this 30th day of December
1918. ! J. T. HENDERSON,
A. L. Pitman, Eintry Taker Claimant
NOTICE OF SALE.
- Pursuant to the power of sal a
tained in a certain mortgage deed ex
ecuted; by: George Aj Gash to Milner
Waters on the 1st day of November,.
1915. and of record in tb nffi
Register of Deeds for Polk County in
Book No. 11 at paco 53. defaulf hav
ing been made iri the payment of the
debt and interest - thr-Pin of -fftiv.
the undersigned willj sell at! public
aucuon xo tne Highest bidder, for cash
at the: court house door of Polk coun
ty onMondav' the 3rd dav nf Febru
ary; 1919, at 12 o'clock noon,: the fol
lowing described tract nr nnrrpl nf
land conveyed and described in:. said
mortgage, to wit: Lying and being
in Tryon towrishiD Polk rountv Stat
of North Carolina and described, as
follows, to wit: -- y :. 1".
Beginning. at a stone at. the South
west, corner of a tract of land former
ly owned by W, A. Hipp, ; and -.runs
thence With-thA linft of sairl trii nt
land north six degrees west. ne hun
dred and five feet to a stake ; , thence
north 64 deg.j east 15? feet to a stake;"
thence south! 33 dec.; east 103 feet fa
a stake ": thence south 64 deg. west
iy7 feet to the place of beginning
containing $096 -square f eet more or
less. . I :" j--; . -vv
This -2nd day of January, 1919.1 -1
J. J. Cantrell owner of debt land
Assignee! of mortcacp.
Walter -Jones, Attorney."
NOTICE OF SALE.'
Bv virtue of and ufsilaTif. fr nri nrz.
der of the Clerk pf the Superior.Cpurt:
of Polk county made in ( the special
proceeding, entitled "W. , H. Newman
ys. Beri.Bruton," the undrsighed Com
missioner, will sell, at; public auctidn to-
ine nignest Didder, for. cash; . atj the
vuuu xxuutse uooc ox y.sr oik -.county, on
MUJNUAX, HiJJtJUUAKY ,3rd, 1M9
(it beiher the first Mondav in FMfru-
ary) at 12 o'clock, noon, the following
described tract or warcpl of land : sit
uate in the county of Polk, State of
North Carolina, and in the town of
Tryon and. described as follows, to wit
' Beinninsf at a' stake nn iho north
side of the road' or street, known as
Trade Street in the town of ; Tryon,
neany opposite the Uhapel; tjnee
north 34 feet along a fence ouiwest
side of Orchard lot 3.74 chains to a
stake, at fence corner; . thence - along
the Speculation line north 8? west 1
chain; thence south 34 west parallel
with first line' 3.25 chains to a ktake
on Trade Street : thence south 60
east along north side of said street 7c
cnams to place of beginning, contain
ing by , estimation 31-100 of an acre.
Known as the Ben Bmton Homestead.
This 31 day of December, 191?.
WALTER JONES, Commissioner.
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7 NOTIE TO DELINQUENT TAX
1 AlKKS. -
Notice is her 3b V aivet to" th nar-
ties given bel)v ar.vl all penohh. w ho
may pe conceenr -a as -mortgagees ; that
;ne unaersignea purchased at a ce
incruent - tax sale at CoiumhnsJ Polk
county; C, on the 5th day of May,,
lows : Une lot less one foot on the
back in the Town of 1 Tryon, N. C..
listed in the nameof Georina Williams.
for the vear 1917: one lot. in fhiTown.
of Tryon.' Trvori townshin ;Tprs 1 foot'.
on back listed in the name of Mrs. R.
E. McNeill, taxed for th veart 1 917 r
one town Uot" in the town " of Tryon,
liyon lownsnip, listed in the name of
Richard Jackson tared for thhvear
1917;; tiiirty-dne acres.: in Columbus
wwnsnipj f oik county, :N. u., listed in
the name of J. F. Page taxed for the
year 1917.; eighty-five acres of sland
in -White Oak townshin. lifted in the
namu of Wade Head heirs, taxed l: for
tne year iy 17; forty-nine C acres of
land in Cr oner Can townshin': Polk
county, N, unlisted in the name of
i . m. inompsonr , taxed for. the jyear
inn. -: "-t'T' . xx-; :: -
Notice, is f iirthpr ?mvi "' tnat ! annfi-
cation will be made to the sherin of
Polk county, N. C. , by the 'indei sign
ed for deeds for said proprtj after
we tui aty or m&7, 1VJ9.
. - E. W. S. COHH, Purch.ifj
5 inis, January ctii, ii9.