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From Senator Cloud.
Columbus, IN. v-., lvlarch I o, I v I V. J
Editor roue county lMews: ;
rearing mat tne comment concerning
legislation for. this county appearing, last
week, in your paper,- might cause some
misunderstanding, I am writing in ex-
planation. ...' 1 - .
I introduced a bill making it discre-
tionary with the county commissioners as
to whether or not they-should issue
bonds in the sum of $1 5,000 to build a
turned to the Senate amended so as to
leave the question to a vote of the people
I made the motion tliat the Senate con-
cur in the amendment.
I had no objection to the question
being decided by a vote of the people
but was of the opinion that it - was not
necessary to submit it when the amount I
was so sman anu mc vors or pom par-
ties seemed so generally fayoraWe to the
propos.uon. , , - 3 f , tinction. -i
i . i r .1 . .i . I
I ao noi ueneve mar tne couniy com-
missners would nave issued tne. bonds
i l ... r;... c I
unics u w au u. u, -
the voters were in favor of such action,
Unuer sucn circumstances it seemed to
me unwise to put the people to
troub'snd expense of an election.
If this question is submitted alone there
may be an adverse vote because of
general lack of interest and the resultant
stay-at.home vote. It ' is ridiculous to
suppose that passage of the road bill for
this county would or could abrogate tie
plans or contracts concerning the Tryon-1
Saluda or the Tryon-Lynn highway, but
I did not object to the amendment which
was as useless as it;was harmless.-"
. I think thaiwJr t;ai e
troducedrand which passed the4 Senate, I
repealing Mr. SwanV court stenographer
act of 191 7 failed to pass the House.;
It was explained to Mr. Swan that his
act of 1917, if followed by the county
commissioners, would result in a loss in
stead of a saving to the county. ; If any
one doubts this statement they inly have
to compare Mr. Swan's act, Chapter 3 1 9
of the Public-Local laws of 19 1 7, with
Chapter sixty-nine of the Public Laws,
extra session 191 5, to be , convinced,
After making the explanation I told Mr.
Swan that I would pass the bill through
the Senate but would not follow it up
and try to secure its passage in the
House and t that he would be responsi
ble for whatev er action was taken there.
I think that this act of 1 91 7 has resulted
in some saving to the county but it was
because it was "misunderstood and not
followed. If .its provisions had been
followed the opposite would have been
the effect. ; V i "
I think that the assertion that my jury
revision bill was defeated was inaccurate
strictly speaking. According to my in
formation no final action was taken con
cerning this bill by the committee it was
referred to. judiciary No. 2, For fear
that th rnmmnt in vniir nans mav
have created the impression that the bill
did not pass the House because it was
bad, or without merit, I will make a
short statement. , " --.
This bill was introduce'd, not to per
petrate a fraud or to secure an advan-
vk vviu aa viti j w . tr Er " 1
tage for one party in the trial of the
pending political contest, but to. prevent
such an advantage as exists in the jury
box at this time. Since the jury was
revised in June 191 7, the jury has been
constituted as follows:; Fall term 1917,
republicans thirty-four democrats four
teen; spring term, 1918, republicans
thirty-five, democrats thirteen; fall term
1918, republicans forty.one, democrats
seven, and spring term, 191,9. republi
cans thirty-five, democrats thirteen.
In the trial of ordinary cases the : po
litical views of the jurors wouid mnke no
difference but of course it woiuUnot be
0 in a nnlihV al I nAr tVi tAr-
cumstances the necessity for revision, of
the iurv kw-.; "-AA
citizen. - : ;.
I would not favor a revision that would
de either rwrtv tU Avntt,m m . th
Pding contest. , If the jury , was xo'n-
ituted opposUe to what it is :I would
unhesitatingly. say that it .should be re
vised so as to give neither narfv 4I
j.- j MH.
vantage or the jury in the trial of a con
tested election-.case. After having
possession ot the facts , concerning the
jury as now constituted Mr." Grier,
chairman of the committee to, which the
jury revision bill was refeWecl, expressed
himself as follows r "I aralconvinced the
jury box is loaded by the republicans
and you may tell Mr. Swann that I said
so, but the committee is of the opinion
thaHt would be unwise to establish the
Ficcucnc oeyisiag ine jury attimes
other than specified in the Revisal."
1 suppose tnlt he was unaware that I
the precedent had already been estab
kshed 'When Mr. Swann had a similar
act passed in 1917 providing for revis
ion of the jury list at that time. That
act was fair and honest but my bill was
I damned bv all that was -frAiiMnlnf nn
fair and dishonest. No reasonable and
prejudiced man can make such a dfs-
When Mr. Swann passed his revision
bffl there was a full republican board of1
. . .' - . i ....
commissioners but now there are two
j j one republican. Then
.i, wa. cnr fi ,r.il
manipulation of the jury,, now there is L
no such- opportunity
E. B. CLOUD,
At The Golf Links.
f The following shows the table of 're -
suits on Match play tournament at the
'y Country. Club week ending
March 2 2nd, 1 9 1 9.
Winners in each set are marked x.
fx Ballenger B. L.
. Brown !
x Steward " ,
Thrall " .
Pleu .,r ' .
x Steward ; y
x Wilkins '
Ballenger, B; L.
x Kelly '
Bacon . . s . .. .
: Bacon '
: Mr. Bacon winning first
Mr. Kellv winning second.
Mft McFarlane, ,writiogvto the editor
f'rom a Florida resort, says he is on the
lookout, for quarters tor : two ladies jor
the summer, who have in tne past speni
their summers in the Bavarian Alps, but
as tbey are Americans, have, concluded
to remain in America. Have the ladies
dome to Tryon, Mr. McFarlane; Bava
ria nor any other part of, the world-has
anything on Western . North Carolina
for either summer or winter climate or
scenery. Mr. McFarlape visited Tryon
a few vears ago and was delighted witli
iKa nlarr and the people. He speaks
very pleasantly of Miss 'Wilcox whom h
at that time, and whose : paintings
- ; . m '
'source of much pleasure to him
;. ,The ReV. Jno. H. Grimrtit''Kector
Af Rniscooal xhurch in Tryon. . has
beenasked to become the Archdeacon
of the District ..of Asheville, with resi
Arnce at Asheville.
Mr. Griffith wiU acquaint his c
of his determination, next Sunday
Mr: C, H. Wilson, of Tryon Rovte
I. w visiting relauyes in town;
Mrs Josephine Wilson, of (Montana,
is the guest of Mrs T. B. Reid. 5 f-
Messrs J. - L. Jackson - and - L: f Rr
Williams were in Hendersonville, :" yes-
" Mrs. Henry Rankin and little son. of
Gastonia. are guests of her mother Mrs.
J. B. Reid. "
Have all your old clothing - for. the
pwn ;vJ, a ' :u n
Saturday, for same.
Ifjyou are a member of the Junior
Orderyou should attend the entertain'
ment at - Missildine hall next Tuesday
evening. - , :' . -
Mr. Joo-D. Hall has landed at New
port News, Va., from overseas' service,
and his friends are eagerly awaiting his
return to Polk county. . -
Mr. and. Mrs. M. L.vTaft went to
Asheville, Tuesday. Mr. Taft has been
in bad health for- some time, and -has
gone to place himself in the' caie of a
The Junior Order is taking on , new,
life. . Messrs. Wayne Creasman " and
Earl Hudson were reinstated, and- Mr.
Ramon Jackson took his first degree,
Tuesday night. :v V v
The manv friends of Mrs. Giles - and
daughter, Miss Matilda, will he pleased
Uq learn that they have arrived . safely in
England. They report .a most pleasant
and enjoyable voyage. "
Congregational church -Bible school
aT f 0; public worship at ;T 1 . Topic
God's Work in Man's Life. Solo by
Mr. Robert L. v Frost, of Milwaukee.
Lenten services at 4:30. !
Rev. Wnu Chedester was married to
Miss Bessie Stephenson, at the residence
of Mr. James Rion, in Tryon, Wednes
day morning, March 28th. Dr. Smith,
of Asheville, performed the "ceremony.
Mrs. W. B. Rankin and daughter re
turned home from New Orleans,s last
Tuesday, where they spent the- winter.
After remaining in Tryon but a short
while they went on to Asheville, where
they will visit relatives. y
Lieut. Mcv-ahiU has won the ever
lasting gratitude of some of 4,Tryoh's -fu
ture Ty Cobbs by the donation of a lot
baseballs and bats. Soon may we ex
pect the McCahills to be ready to wallop
any and all antagonists.. .
This paper Nis in constant receipt of
inquiries regarcing su.table . houses an
apartments for summer visitors. Not all
people like the high altitude of some of
the other resorts. f There is no reason
why Tiyon should not become as pop
ular summer resort as it. is a winter re-
sort at present.
Mr. C. ,M. Howes made us a call,
xxrt 1 1 1.11 - 1 -
wednesaay, ana told, us the reason no
Work had been done on the - Tryon-
Saluda highway was owing to shortage
of labor. They were also awaiting the
appointment of a new. highway com
mission by Gov, Bickett. That has
since taken place, so we. presume it wil'
not be long until active work will begin
on this project.-
Mr. and Mrs, Louis Ayant venter
taineds the'Chedester-Stephenson brida
party at dinner," Tuesday evening. The
Avar.t home was tastefully decorated
for the occasion, with- jonquils and ferns
The color scheme was also carried out
;n the table .decorations, the' bon bon
dishes, ttc.; being rnade to represen
jonquils.' The cutting of r :th " wedding
cake and many toasts to the bride were
much enjoyed, and altogether it was a
Good driving or, combination horse
and buckboard or buggy. Would like to
rent by the month with privilege of buy
ing if price is "reasonable. : Address
James Leonard, Tryon,' - r
Donate to the Cause.
' Tryon, N. C' March 23,191 9.
My Deaf.Mr, Gopelandf- ' r '
y -Will you help me to do, through your
rrit auiucunug wnn-u i lacttea mc
courage to do tne otner evening at the-l
State Dinner, 'ycy''' :. ' 4 I
5- In spiterof the: rknown opposition i of
:r management'' to such , a plan,7 and
keeping them in profound ignorance of
it, I had resolved that; after the speeches
were finished I fvould , start a voluntary
offering to the fund for whose.; benefit I
the dinner was given. I jhad planned
what I should say to acquit the manage-
ment ot any . collusion with, or any 1
knowledge even, of my proposed action;
1 had my own-little, contribution ready; myself." Any one of whom will t gladly
had secured a pan from trie kitchen and take care of amounts' and make true ac
deposited itin a convenient place near counts ofhe same to Mr. Holmes,
my seat as a receptacle for the offering, You have already ' given generously
and, finally, for the convenience of those of your titner your talent and space in
millionaires, who, for the moment, might your paperv Will you do this addition
be separated from their , millions, I had al favor and so helpline committee to
prepared slips of paper on which they
might indicate their proposed gitts and
d beautifully sharpened pencil attached!
o same, and after : all these carefully I
thought ; out preparations, my courage
ailed me at the lasfc moment. j: .
v Of course 1 knew that many of those
present had been approached by special
solicitors for the fund and had, without
doubt, contributed liberally; I knew also
hat all had paid for their dinner that
evening and that it is not well, exactly
good eliquelte to spring a collection on
them under such circumstances, riut.
the end seemed to justify such a breach
of good form, ' ,:. ' ,
The; American Committee for Relief
Near East is irrrdertakirrg . a ' big
ask a constructive work for these
fortunate people which is going Ao put
them on their feet and make; them sell-
supporting, ; Muring the war this could
not be done. The committee could give
only temporary relief and try to save as
as many as possible from death by star -
vatioh- and exposure
But now, happily, the war is over and
the way is open for this constructive,
permanent rehet. 1 he committee is
I , .- ,t- . ; - ....... . v
sending, to the near east, many doctors,
nurses, trained social - workers, teachers
agncutlujal experts, seeds for planting,
farm tools, etc.- 1 o say nothing of the
thousands of dollars worth , of - food and
other supplies for immediate relief.
All. of this takes moneyand more
money. - it is tor jnis that they are mak
t .1 ! . .1 ' t
ing this campaign-for $30,000,000. : It
is tor this that they are asking Tryon to
give $400. On the evening of thedin
ner the local committee lacked something
less than $ 1 00 of the amount allotted to
Tryon.: Why should we not have made
this up by voluntary gifts that evening?
We had enjoyed a good dinner,; fol
lowed by literary and musical feast such as
few places the size of Tryon and many
m$ch larger coujd furnish. There were
some of us who had not been, asked to
furnish any of the food ; for the dinner.
Should we not have been given the ' op
portunity,, to even up a little more nearly
with those women, who F not only con
tributed food and bought , their ; tickets, j
but also Worked the entire evehnig in the
kitchen? Then therevwere others who
had not been solicited. for-gifts - to this
fund because they are hotel guests and
no "beggars' are tolerated there. Many
of those guests would, I feel sure', have
contributed gladly and generously to this
cause, as some of them have already
given most liberally of their time and
talent, to the delight and instruction of
Tryon audiences. ' '. . ' '
-Oh it was a fatal cowardice that held
up the plan just -when it would have
been most effective, wh en all were, feel
ing comfortable and happy after a, good
dinner amid pleasant; surroundingsf.when
a few well :hoserr words migh have
brought out most. vividly the contrast be-
tween the condition 01 the guests at the
banquet andthat?of the "r rmsefable " refu
gees in the - deserts of " western Asia
where little- children wander day after
day, month 'after, month,- uncared Tort
half starved, clothed m tatters; wheie,
lika-ravenous beasts, they tear the - flesh
from the dead animals -on the street and
eat till the last shred is goneneat'1 if -as
they find it. uncooked, unclean. " Would
not such a picture showing the contrast
oei ween tne, uves ot our own lavored
cMdreii and:those ot. Armenia have
drawn titv and heln' from -ihe t tnist
heart. And there twere" tio ' beartsi of
stone present oh Wednesday evening, V
JNow'what I want you to 4 do Mr.
Editor, is to ask: thru C rny?letter,tthat
all those who would haVe Welcomed the
opportunity to make an additional ? con-
(tribution to this" fund- on" Wednesday
evening, would now do so, either thru
your paperthru Mr. Holmes, chairman
of the local committee, Mrs; Holden or
make up its quota and more, as Tryon
always does. , , v
For-the sake of the sufferers-in the
Near East. " "
MRSJ. L. WASHBURN.
At the Baptist Church.
-"At the preaching hour the following
J Missionary program will be rendered by
the Sunday-school, next: Sunday; 7: A
cordial invitation extended to, all to at-
I tend tnese exercises:
-Prayer.'rRev. E. J. Jones. f ;
Song, "Jesus Loves fyle," by diss, i
Readings W. M.- U. Work.- Julia
Song, "Dandelion," Ruth Steelman.
Recitation, Frank Little.
Son v rKmr
; Recitation, Mary McFarland and
1 Louise Averill.
' , Recitation, Mary Gash, '
V Recitation, Max Steelman.
Song, "Little Feet," Kathleen Brown
Recitation, Josephine Hill,
y Recitation, Leila Wilson.
Reeitati6n, Stewart Gash.
Solo, Miss Spivey.
- Recitation, Stella Streadwick.
Recitation, LeComte Hill.
Recitation and song, "Under, the
Cross," Ruth Steelman and Kathleen
Song, "Shine," by class.
Solo, "Face to Face," Mrs,
hart.. v - . '
1 Missionary talkj Rev. Mr Pratt.
Closing song, choir. v
;.y'; ' O " '
Mrs Lawterof Lynn, is visiting
her daughter, Mrs Lindsey Smith v
Miss McNinchi Miss 'Bailey, "Miss
Spivey' Mrs Bailey Mr. f Arledge and
Mr. Yates Arledge were dinner guests
at Mrs. Carnegie's Sunday. :
The entrtainment given by Stearns
H'gh School Saturday night included
plays by Mrs. Jack a minstrel . show
by tha H gh f School and an old-time
singinng by, the . Betterment ClubV
Cakes . and home. ; matie candy were
sold. Proceeds amounted to $24.71 . .
M. Marion B. Mils of Spartanburg,
visited his parents here Sunday. : ,
Mrs. T- M Johnson Mis& Sue John
son and' Mr -Gordon Johnsqn, spent
the: week-end at their- home ; in Arderi
Mr. Jasper Guffey and Mr. WillraLm
GurTey, of Stearns High School are
visiting their -parents in Rutherford
ton. , . - -T- . ;
Las'; Sunday morning ajfc. the Bap
tist church. Key. E. J. Jones 'helped
to reorganize a Philithea class. The
following officers were. elected:' Pres
ident, Miss Emma cNich; vice pre'si
dent, Mrs. H. H. Edwards; secretary
and treasurer, Miss Mae Millsf teabhr
er "Rev. E. J.; Jones; f substitute
teacher, Mr. J. R. Sams. ?-&t<
. . .- . . :l ' y, j " v
Miss Lizzie Dedmond has returned
home, after an extended visit: to relau
tives in-Clinton, S. C.
Mr. G; 7. Kce is in. Augusta Ga.
' MOUNTAIN VIEW. ,
Mrs Martin McCrain, who luur been
very ill, is improving.
Mr, Caldwdl Jackson, son of Henry
T. Jackson, died at his home Monday
mht. rHe leaves a "wif e : aad 1 f onr
children to mourn his loss, also many
relatives. His remains were interred
in Mountain View cemetery, Wednes
Mrs. H. H. McCrain visited' her
parents &jvand Mrs; Gilbert of rontfl ;
1, last Week. v
Rev. Ruppe filled his regular Bp
pointment at ; Mountain View Satur
day and, Sunday last. ,-T
Mr. and Mrs. U B. McGraw made a
business trip to Tryon, Monday lasi
Rev. Hamrick was unable to preach' 1
for us udray, but sent ReyViWhite in
his place. 1 "
Misses Bertha Dalton, Esther Gibbs
and ' Letha Barber attended . teachers
meeting at Columbus, Saturday.
On account ' of the rain nnot hlany
of the young folks attended the birth
day party in honor of Clarence Gibhs -
Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Dicus hav -
moved to Inman, S. C.
Mis3 Sue Gibbs and brother, Hubert
of Stearns High School, visited home
folks last, week-end. ."".
Don't forget the box supper afc SiK
ver Creek Saturday-night Marchi22. "
;Mrs. Edgar Jones is spending a Uvr
days in Spartanbugr, this week" -. y-j
; - Don'tf orget the pp0itiioa-f26f "
one-7-it's good proposition thatyotx
had better take hold of whiler.it holds
good. , , .
f Several of our; eltizea'4itfvrcVat- ;
ly purchased : teams;'-? Some - h6t2C3 '
a"tid somis ;ftiules iiiSimm
done irr the pastfTherdh4ts!eetf
fruit;shownfthan yer felef6re,ll
this "Is being' advised 6nd ent6tteby.
our : county 'demonstrator Mnt V J. Bj '
Sams . ' '
Well Bro Fisfitop let 1 -ui ? tZiir
about :thetf airroadurvey' yti'iVjoke
of - Where ddes it "begin 1 ; hd 7H:re
w-11 it terminate? ' . n ' . ' . .:
Last weektwe got- a" Iittl ayrnd
boasted Of j butf prbssltensbter ,
the fact that the sclioop taxt feaJ Vofc-'
we r'-doftty wantto ayeW-takck
what w said, Let us progress oUttla
further and-finish - Jthe nice v' c-urch
buildingf that has1 ben started a teg
lime ago, Al pto6s.ltibn; has btcn
mad- to'the 'pebple of Lyiuihlii'for
every t dollar 'raised b theto trKll. .
5e added. Nowvddn't fori think this
is a liberal proposition ? One V tliat
once. V Now letevery. one heStres
to 1 See - the -cbmpletion-lbf ;:4luThiph'
see the pastor Dr 'Prattf 'ahtf-fbrev-ery-ldollar
you givresf assured that
two more will-be added. - v iU V
A daughter waa born tqi vMr. )i ciid
Mrs. Chas. Edwards Jr March 14th,
Both mother and " babe ' are . doing
welL Congratulations. T " ' ; .
- Hon. W. F. Swann arrived ratlus
home one day- last'eek, iaftcrtwo
months- stay in Raleigh, as -Represen
tatfve of- Polkicounty-.in theUe::la.
ture. . . . . ' . r '
A. Kunkle is having his : store
building touched up with a fresh' coat .
of paint. o:Mrv J..G; Monroe, of Tryon
is Weilding he paint -brush. ; ' ' ' -;
I Dr. Pratt prched atthtf chipci
tiorifor the cjroteh 'resulted la 4 the
LTadies' Aid giving check tf or ! $50;
Mrs.T Willis $5.X); congresaticn $57rf ;
Total $607. - This wa deposited in
the bank!Q the eredUt nof -thdchureH
extension fund and JaccordiSguto Pr.
PrUtt's rrpositino is to ie; indtIpUed
by;two. - Jt
NMrA. N. Kunkle has a -brother
from Portsmouth,' Va.; Tlsitiijf hint.
Mr :W.-v A. Ihna As raotlns to -tha
placheypurchased' at the: cclecf ,th
old Ballenger place, recently. , ,
Sunday- evening- amused thciisclves
by a ' Uttle pitched battle'at s tta time
of battle had cleared ztizy h fit
found that Liizib hadrecdvexi zzr
ious wound which ' af rardfiroved
f aiat ? Oni lihds.t'aa
escape , A-cdroner's -inpst vras held
"Monday;-1 Srirl Jaclon h4ttro cr