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VOL. XXIV- NO. 49
BETTER SCHOOLS FOR TRYON
p-jjed by Recent Legislature
Tend to Remedy Some of the De
fects Now Existing in Public
School Conditions in Tryon. Spec
ial Election Provided for.
On Tuesday, May 6th, the qualified
voters of Tryon Graded School Dis
trict will be given a chance to vote
the proposition for additional
Lvps to be used f or the purpose of
Sing us better school facilities. - We
fre giving our readers, below, the bill
in its entirety as passea Dy tne tegis
kture. Read it very carefully, then
make up your mind to give the pro
position your hearty support. ' !t
If you favor better schools for
Tryon, then go to work and give
this proposition your support, and do
all you can to see that every one
favorable to it makes it to the polls
on May 6th, and casts their vote
in its favor. - Also see that 'every , one
favorable to it is registered at the
proper time. " ,
The lack of school facilities -keeps
many people away from Tryon. We
i,nnw. nersonally, of some people who
have been coming here year after
year who did not come this year ow
ing to our poor schools. Good schools
are the best advertisement any com
munity may have. Tryon is used to
having the best of everything. Why
not the best schools?
An act to amend and supplement
one hundred and one of the -Private
Laws of one thousand nine hundred
and three, relating to Tryon Graded
The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
Section 1.. That chapter one hun
dred and one of the Private Laws of
one thousand nine hundred and three
be, and the same is hereby amended
and supplemented as follows :
That instead of five members, as
. provided in said chapter the board of
commissioners of Tryon X Graded
School District shall be composed of
three members, who shall be elected
at the regular election to be held in
and for said district the first Tues-
-day in May, one thousand ninehun-
j : i ; l u: :n..
thereaiter, ana snail no la omce ior
the term of two years, or until their
successors shall be chosen and qualify,
said election -to be held as provided
by said chapter and amendments
thereto. , '
Sec. 2. That at said election on the
first Tuesday in May, one thousand
nine hundred and nineteen, the board
of commissioners of saidfTryon Grad
ed school district shall submit to the
qualified voters of said district the
f;uestion of levying a special tax, in
addition to the tax heretofore author
ized, not to exceed fifty cents on
every one hundred dollars worth of
taxable property and one dollar and
iixi. ji vii - cavil maauic puii) iuc
equality between property and poll
to be observed, for the purpose of
supplementing the school funds 5 of
said district and to create a sinking
fund to pay the interest on and retire
the bonds of said school district, now
outstanding, at maturity. At said elec
tion those voting for said tax shall
vote a ballot on which shall be writ
ten or printed the words "For SpeV
cial Tax" and those f voting against
said tax shall vote a ballot on which
shall be written or printed I the word
"Against Special Tax," and if a ? ma
jority of the votes cast at said elec
tion shall be for said special tax the
board of commissioners of said dis
trict shall annually thereafter, at the
same time other taxes are levied in
and for said district j levy a sufficient
tax for school nnrnoses. which tax
shall not exceed fifty' cents on every
ne nundred dollars worth of tax
able nrorjertv and on a dollar and
fifty cents on each taxable poll in ad
dition to the tax heretofore author
ized, and out of said tax they shall
Pay the interest on said bonds, as it
falls due, and shall-set aside annual
ly a sufficient fund, as a sinkincr fund.
to retire all of the outsanding bonds
wi saia district, as they mature, ana
they shall use the remainder of said
3ax for the maintenance of the schools
of said district. Said board of school
' mrnissioners shall for at least thirty
days preceding said , election give no
tice by posting notice of said election,
setting forth therein the pur-
Pose of same and the amount of spev
, Vai tax to be authorized, at the vot-
- ts ana postomce in saia ais-
tflCt and TMiKliohSnir eoi1 -nrtfifA
Jor at least four weeks immediately
preceding said election in a newspa
Per published in Polk countv. the
registrar and judges of election shall
mose appointed toehold the elec
tion for school commissioners for
said district and for the municipal
officers for the town of Tryon, and
said election shall be held and the
reMirn and cnnvn rnaHo n 1a tvto-
yjed for the election of school com
missioners for said district. The
ward of School commissi on pr mav
quire a new registration for said
Election if they shall so order. -
&ec. 3. That the board of commis-
-uuers of said graded school district
T anually appoints tax collector
collect the taxes for said-school
,2tn-ct and shall require of him a
Efficient bond for the faithful dis-
his duties,, and' mayXpay
said ta-x paIi.- tUtJL
colleSd five Per cen of the tax
fSo-v 4; All vacancies on the board
.5 I,001 commissioners shall be fill
meXiMt of the remainteg
Powteea shall hold office 'until the
next regular election
successors shall be
or until their
chosen - and
.Sec. 5. That all laws and clauses
AS in conflict; with this act be
wjd the same are hereby repealed.
But this act shall not have the effect
tiJA&tin? a vacancy in the present
Doard xf commissioners -for said dis
trict, r. but they shall hold office until
theuv successors . are chosen and
qualify. ; " . , , -
Sec. 6. That this act shall be in
force fromand: after its ratification.
.i ln pe General Assembly' read
three times and ratified this-the 10th
day of March, 1919.
- - ; O. MAX GARDENR,
; President of the Senate.
0 D. G. BRUMMITT,
Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives." " - r .
Examined and found correct.
DeLaney, for Committee.
THE FUNDAMENTAL .
V: - QUESTION TAXATION
Revaluation Act Non-Partisan and
Non-Political Guaranteed Against
Excessive Increase in Taxes The
Organization for Revaluation.
- (By A. J. Maxwell.)
None of the features of the revalu
ation act is more remarkable than the
manner of its passage by the General
Assembly. : An. ordinary revision of
the machinery act for the quadren
nial assessment of real property usu
ally occupies several days of discus
sion in each House, and generally
sharp division over some of its pro
visions. The revaluation act well
understood to anticipate a radical de
parture from past, practice, and an
appraisal of ; property at its actual
value was, passed without . an oppo
sition vote in either House, practi
cally without discussion, and without
an amendment being offered except
incidental ones offered by.the commit
tees which prepared the bill. This
showed unanimous recognition for the
necessity of the undertaking, as well
as complete confidence in the work of
the committees which had , carefully
formulated-the plans for carrying it
out.' '- . '-.' V '-
Non-Partisan and Non-Political
The , manner rof . its passage. -with
eaipport; of ? r?ember? of both partjesj
as 4 well as - tne provisions f the act.
declare ltr non-partisan and non-political
purpose. It is a helpful indi
cation that a fundamental ; economic
reform of this great importance can
be undertaken without partisan disa
greement upon the main question or
upon the details of, the measure for
carrying it out. The act gives repre
sentation to the minority, party in
e.ach county by " providing . that one
member of the County Board of Ap
praisers and Review shall' be ap
pointed from the minority party, and
it also provides that any undue politi
cal activity by any appointee under
the act shall be cause for summary
dismissal. ' :'" :
Guarantee Against Excessive Increase
The act carries its own specific
guarantee that its purpose is to pro
vide more equitable means of raising
revenue, and not to unduly increase
the tax burden. When real estate
was revalued in 1915 the1 total in
crease in valuation was 25.72 per
cent. In 1911 the increase was 32.54
per cent, and in 1907 30.38 per cent.
These increased valuations did not re
sult in any reduction in tax rates.
On the contrary the tendency of tax
rates have upon an average during
thtese vears been hierher. The' revalu
ation act provides specifically that not
more than ten per cent increase in
revenue ' shall be raised upon the re
valuation at actual value in 1920 than
will -be raised under the old assess
ment this year, by the tate or by
any county, city, town or special tax
district. So the net increase in taxes
under this ressessment will be less
than the. increase made in any re
assessment year in twelve vars.
Special -Session to rix lax Kates
As a further safeguard and assur
ance it is provided that the reassess
ment, when maae, snau noue ucu
until approved by the General Assem
bly, nor until the tax rates have been
adjusted to the new Dasis oi vwuauuu
as above indicated, and that the rates
when so- adjused shall in all cases
become the maximum rates until the
General Assembly authorizes an in
crease. -.U This provision anticipates
that there will be a special session of
the General , Assembly, upon' call of
the Governor, about the first of July;
- District Supervisors .
- The State. Tax Commission is to
divide the State into ten districts and
appoint a supervisor for each district.
The district supervisors will be. given
employment" for 'at least a year at a
salary of $250 per month and actual
traveling expenses, to be paid by the
Stete T&wil! be expected to give
their' whole time to the work. They
will divide their time between the sev
eral counties in their districts, co
operating with the county assessing
of contact between the.StotoCommuj
sion and the assessing officers, ana
will be their duty to see that the work
is being done according to . law, and
according to the same -totrpwtetaQn
.nn Aimtv'. ana win oe
OI ine law, i u enprific
exnected to determine this by specinc
expecxea w . . . assess-
and aeianea iuCBiib-- i
ana :!l " ;n.made in the several
mems are.ucmb - .
counties. ' . '
r..,-D' .Sunerriiori -.: .i-...
The State Tax Commission Js to ap
noint a county supervisor m;each
county, who to -to be th
I officer in charge .of the .revaluation
TRYON, N. C; flUD
Work. No townshin lines are rfipoi?-
nize(L. All the ' property within a
county is to be assessed by the same
authority," under direct supervision of
the : county supervisor. - He appoints
his own clerks and assistants. .. The
compensation of c'ounty supervisor is
graduated with reference to the total
value of 5 real' and-personal property
listed in his county, from; $100 to
$250 per month, according to the fol
lowing schedule : ::- ? - - '-'
lit counties of less than $3,000,000,
$100 per-month. ' :.
Between $3,000,000 ' and $6,000,
000, $150 .per month. " - V
Between $6,000,000 and $10,000,
000, $200 per month, .
Between $10,000,000 and $15,000,
O00, $225 per month. - . -
Over $15,000,000,"$250 per month.
County Board of Appraisers ;
The county supervisor; or one of his
assistants, is to inspect each, piece of
real property - in the county, and to
require the owner to give a statement
under oath and in. detail as to its
quantity quality and value. .Blank
forms for this purpose are to be fur
nished by the State Tax Commission,
and are to cover such inquiries as in
the judgment of - the Commission are
necessary . to disclose - its real value.
These statements, when .complete for
a township,, are to be placed before
the CountyBoard of Appraisers, and
it is this board which fixes the value.
The county supervisor is chairman of
this . board, and . its two other mem
bers are to be appointed by the Board
of County. Commissioners, and con
firmed by the State Tax Commission.'
Appointments to be Made First Mon
day in April - '-y
Appointment of district and county
supervisors is to be made by the State
Tax Commission during the months of
March and April. The Board of Coun
ty Commissioners in each county is to
appoint, at their regular meeting the
first Monday in April, two members
of the 'County Board of Appraisers
and , Review, one from each political
party. . These appointees receive
$5.00 per day when the"Board is ,in
session,' and the same mileage as
members of the Board of County
THE PIANO RECITAL
There , was not an empty "seat ' in
the braiy- pnv Thursdav; weri little
Helen v Pugh, of Asheville, took her
place at. the grand piano. The' au
dience, expected an infant phenomen,
even a prodigy. They heard "a musi
cian able to interpret Scarlatti and
Greig, and to bring out m a delight
ful way the feeling of Beethoven and
Schubert.- All felt that this little girl
belongs.in a class with Beryl Ruben
stein and Josef Hofman, even recall
ing to , many Mozart at the .harpsi
chord, playing his own compositions
at the age of seven, as does this re
markable child 'in the most naive way.
- From the first t number the child
held her delighted audience until their
sympathetic hearts forbade them to
ask for. more. ' ,
Some eight or ten children gave
close attention to the music, when
that was done crowding around the
musician, as though despite genius
they wished to assert their oneness
with themselves. v
That stateliness. of the little figure
at the piano struck every one. This
was no ; pose ; not the result of in
struction, dimply the natural majesty
of that same strange force which dubs
genius without knowing what it is or
whence it came. J . -
Every one in the audience will be
interested in the future of, little
Helen, and no one will miss ah op
portunity of hearing the delightful
pianist of North Carolina. v-
DOINGS OF THE COUNTY COM
Last Monday was a ' busy ' day for
the Board of Commissioners of Polk
county, and many important events
took place. - Under acts of the late
legislature many charges were made
in existing laws,, and the board had
to make appointments , to ; conform
One of the most important was the
appointing . of two assessors for the
county, resulting in the appointment
of Messrs, C M. Howes, of Tryon,
and J .A. Feagan, of Greens Creek.
Next was the appointment of the
third-member of the new county
board of highway commissioners.
Mr: Geo. H: Holmes, of Tryon, re
ceived this plum, the appointment
holding- good for four years.
Tax:Jisters were also appointed for
the various townships," resulting as
follows: ' '. ." V'
J; Ml Butler, Tryon; Taylor White
sides, White Oak ; J. C Metcalf, Jr.,
Saulda;. J. W. Jack, Columbus; C.
W. Davis, Grepns .Creek; : A. Wom
ack, Cooper Gap. v
A genuine surprise- was given the
board when it was made known that
owing - to a surplus in the, treasury,
the salary of our county-, agent J.
R. Sams, would be met by the state
and federal boards, vthus - relieving
the county of this duty for' that per
iod of time. . , 1 - " . .
T The half German king,' George ni.
of England, employed about ' 30,000
troops from 30 different German states,
especially from Hesse, against the col
onists, before the United States was a
ation The reason was that the war
was very" unpopular, few men enlisted'
and the government daredN not con
SC?to SSSlS t6 fiSb' ,h'!r "
'r ' '-'y:
AY, APRIL 11 1919.
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Some Items of Genaral Interest Gathered
. ' Sections of
5; -Reyv.W.- G., Green conducted serv
ices, at Silver . Creek Sunday. J
Mr. and Mrs.' E. W. Bradley attend
ed church at Bright's Creek last Sun
day. , - - V :
- Misses Bertha and Pearlie Laughter
spent Saturday night with -their sis
ter, Mrs5. Harrison Bradley.
"Messrs.' Johnie; and DeWitt Pace
and' Curtis 1 Newman, of Fishtop, at
tended church, at Silver Creeks Sunday;--
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Miss Grace Arledge was thee guest
of Misses Ollie Townsend and Valma
Constant Saturday night: r . 9 4 i f
Miss Esther Gibbs, teacher of Silver
Creek school, was . shopping 'in Ashe
ville I Monday, -f , .. . -
t" ' ' o : i r --.
; 7 MOUNTAIN VIEW
Mr. Oscar McCrain was in this sec
tion pne day last week. . 1 ' r
Mrs. Mose Jackson j who has been
yery ill,. is .improving.. .. . .' t
Miss Alice McCrain came home last
Sunday. . She has been at Rutherford
ton, Route 3,- attending school.
v Misses Bessie;; and ; Fannie Lynch
and Sarah .'Gilbert were " visitors of
Mrs. H. H. McCrain Sunday night
- Mr. Mack Skipper and Miss Mary
Mills were married last Sunday.
r":. Mr. Taylor Jackson made? a busi
ness trip to Landrum last week
, Mr. Barrett McCrain, who has been
visiting his grandparents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. L. D. and S. J. Gilbert, re
turned home last Sunday.
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f Were you at the school house Sat
urday night? If you were not you
missed a good time. All present en
joyed the dialogues, drills, panto
mimes,' songs, etc., given by the chil
dren. They were all well trained and
did their parts "nicely. Miss. Dalton
returned to ber home Sunday accom
panied by Miss Letha Barber, Messrs.
Q?&ge Barber; and ; Robert, Foster,
Miss Dalton will be greatly " missed,
as everybody became very firmly at;
tached to her.
Louise Mills is visiting Mr.
Rev. J. M. Barber visited his father,
J. M. Barber, a few days last week.
He preached at Bethlehem Sunday.
He was a former pastor, of this
church, and everybody was glad to
hear him again.
Wedding bells have been ringing.
Rev. Noblet and Mrs: Mamie Mitch
ell .were married last Saturday. They
will make their home near Chimney
Rock. ' ; . ""
MELVIN HILL '
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jones,
recently, a son. . .
Mr. Major Willis had the misfor
tune of breaking his leg last Satur
day. . .
Mr. Tom Waldrop and family visit
ed his son; Arthur, at Clifton- last
Sunday." C ' " '
suSsaj -g 'AY pui? o -f) : -sjssa
went to Columbus on business- last
Monday. . -. ' ' ;
Elder John Jackson, . of Golden,
visited at the home of Mr, and Mrs.
W. A. Reed Sunday."
Mrs. Texie Edwards came home
from the hospital where Nshe has been
under treatment for sometime.
Mr. George Henderson's family is
down with the flu. " "
Mr. : Tom Waldrop returned to
Pomaria, where .he has been employed
for (some months, last Monday.
Mr. Philip ' Henderson visited his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Hen
derson, of Abolene Sunday.
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TRYON ROUTE 1 '
Hurrah for Columbus -High School,
which .won in both "debating contest
against Saluda and; Brevard in the
debate' last Fridav night.. ".
Mr. Joe Hall has returned - from
overseas. Mr. and Mrs. S. B. ha.
wards gave' him a" reception Satur
day evening, t Games were played, but
listening at Joe' tell of his war life
and trip over there Awere most en
joyable. Says he crawled through
a German gun and saw "on man's
land," ' didn't get . to fight the Hun,
being a cook. ,
' Manv cnioved a singing at the
home of E. H. Edwards Sunday after
Mrs. Maude Holbert and children
were guests of Mrs. Mary Champion
Sunday. - '
'--Misses Sallie Carpenter, Bessie and
Grace Hamilton were late afternoon
callers of Mrs. Jessie Rice last Sab-
Jack and - Bill Guffy and
ManrisP Hill sbent Saturday night
with Messrs. Marvin and Walter Ed
wards. ' ' - " "7 '
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MILL SPRING ROUTE 2 ,
A large crowd attended church at
Bi Level Sunday, last. A -Sunday
school wa " organized with Mr. Thos.
F Mills' : as sunerintendent. ' -
y- Mr Poland and Miss Minnie Ruppe
and Mrs. ,J. J. Price spent Sunday
with their sister, Mrs. Bertha Wo
mftrlf. on Route 1.
Mrs. IV V. Wlluams nas ueeu vcij
- "nW'xSF.MUis made
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By Our Correspondents From Various
Polk County ...
a 'business trip to" Columbus,- last
Sheriff Frank Jackson was in this
section summoning jurors one day
Mr. and Mrs. J. Wi Pitts and Mr.
and Mrs. T F. Mills were pleasant
callers at N. E. Williams' Sunday af
ternoon. " :
- Miss Mamie Gilbert spent Satur
day night with her brother, M. H.
Misses Grace and Olha Gibbs,
Thursay and Leona Burnett motored
to Chimney Rock last Sunday. -
A large crowd attended the meet
ing at Sunny View," last Saturday,
called by Mr. J. R. Sams. All seem
to be interested in farming affairs. .
Mr. N. E. Williams made a busi
ness trip to Spartanburg last Mon
day. . o
Another wet Friday set the plows
back for a few days.
Farmers are also behind with their
plowing ' and general ; farm work.
Then some - of them are muttering
about having . to attend court next
week. We believe that our court
next week would perform s duty, and
prove an honor, to follow - the ex
ample set a , few years ago by the
late Judge Justice. (Peace to his
ashes.) After convening the court
and trying a few cases, dismissed the
court, saying that he considered the
making of food at this time of ; more
importance than the holding of court.
Several of the young -men 'from
here attended services ' at -. Silver
Creek, Sunday. -.-'-7 .. ,. ' . -
I. Heftderson has returned home
from a visit to his sorts in Hender-
sonvilleU r-.- V --"; -v": i,;;-:-
Earnest Laughter and sisters Peajrl
and " Berthalew, attended preaching
at Bright's Creek Sunday.
Mr. Steel and Wife and Mr. Wilson
and wife and children,, are -boarding
at Sycamore Inn for a month or
so. Messrs. - steel ana VV nson ' are
members of the surveying corps. The
company isr oiq w,euuzi&ii e ar .;. wie
James Newman "oldrmillvceforr
a few weeks. " K r ' ; -. '
This, is the year for the 13 and
17 year locust colonies. Both to ap
pear in North Carolina and Georgia,
hence we look for more - than have
appeared for many years. . ,
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Rev. B. Jackson delivered an in
teresting sermon at Cooper. Gap Sun
day to a large congregation. :
. Private Ralph Jackson, who has
been overseas, has returned home.
Mr. Jackson J tells some 'very thrill
ing stories of the famous fighting
during September and October, on the
Hindenburg line. He says the in
fantry of the 30th division has the
honor of ; breaking the ; Hindenburg
line. We fjsel proud to see the boys
come home, while we have loved
ones who will never return as they
sleep beneath the sod "over there."
Mr. J. H." Laughter, of Route 2,
has received a telegram that his son,
King, of the 120th infantry, - 30th
divisiony had landed safely at Charles
ton, S. C, and would be home soon.
Mr. Bowen. Wilson visited here on
last Sunday evening. ;
Mrl and Mrs. F, R.-Xoggins, Misses
Lizzie and Mattie Williams, Mamie
Gilbert and Annie Wilson attended
the entertainment at Mill : Spring,
given by Miss Bertha Dalton. All re
port a good . time. We are glad to
hear' Mill Spring bragging of having
a good teacher. We can say the
same, as Miss Dalton was our teacher
last summer, and was loved by all the
school children." 7 "
Several old friends of Mr. Ralph
Jackson came to visit him Sunday
afternoon and to Jiear of bis wonder
ful experiences. C , X " :
Mr. Toda Wilson,- of- Route 1, was
a caller at Sunny View Sunday. .
i Private Badge Haynes visited Mr.
Ralph- Jackson Sunday last. :
Born, to far. and Mrs. AH. Lynch,
last Friday, . twins, a boy v and a- girl.
Private Reuben R. Wilson, who is
"over there," writes a very, interest
ing , letter about the great work the
Red Cross has done for the soldiers.
So net's not. forget, to . contribute to
the Red Cross whenever called upon.
Maple Grove, come again. Your
new name seunds much better.
- , LYNN
Rev. Mr. Griffith, rector of the
EpiscopaF church, Tryon, preached in
the chape) last Sunday evening.
Dr. Pratt, pastor of the Baptist
church, at Lynn, will preach next
Sunday, at -8 :30 p. m., his regular
appointment, and it's to be hoped that
he will secure another substantial
boost for the church erection funds. ;
It will soon be : warm enough for
the Ladies' Aid to sell ice cream. We
suggest that they have the . exclusive
sale of ice cream v this summer, in
Lynn, provided ? they manage the af
fairs in keeping with; the cause, i'- .'
; . Just while we are scribbling Mrs.
W. J. Ballard gets ' wire from her
busband, W. J. Ballard, Camp Jack
son, S: C, for her to meet him" in
Snartanbure Tuesday the 8th. s Mr.
Ballard was a member, of the 119th
GOUT IN PEACHES AT TRYON
A Former -Georgia Peach Grower
v Tells tKe people of Tryon What
God-Favored Section - We ; are Liv
ing in. v We Should be Realizing
at Least $50,000 Yearly "From
Peaches.- - ' ' .
- Hendersonville, N.C., ,
.... April 5.il919.
Dear Mr. Copeland : .. . . .
Knowing: as I do that ''you people v
at Tryon are, in a section'-where the
biggest sums of money can be made
out of the peach business, I am con
strained " to write this letter for, the
good of that community, as you know, ,
I was once -an extensive peach grow
er in Georgia, , and know the peach
business from selecting suitable
groundf or an orchard to the receiv
ing the cash from the large , fruit
dealers in New York. , .
' I know that when the last peach
is in and gone from Georeia. the fam-
j qus Elberta js from; one and a half "
to two weeks later at Tryon, which
would fill in ; that notch of time be
tween the Georgia crop and that of
eastern shore of Maryland.
i.- "c" me vreorgia crop comes
in, vii tttcuuut oi me crop uemg- so
heavy the price ranges from $1.50
to $1.75, and. as soon as the last
Georgia peaches are gone, the" price
in New York and other eastern cities
jumps up ta $4.50 per erate.
Now that is why I know that the
Tryon people are in the midst of a
gold mine, and "don't: know it.
East suinmer one year ago the
peach crop of Georgia brought : $3,- '
750,000. Would the Tryon people
like to have an income of $50,000?
Of that same sort of peach money
and a large portion of that amount
clear 'profit? ' v'
If you Would, then get busy and
interest your Northern friends who
like to visit Tryon and form a joint
stock company and get ready to plant
at least ten to fifteen thousand trees ,
next winter. It would be a money
maker and pay for itself every year .
after it comes into bearing, the-middle
of the third year, v , The stock :
would sell two for. one at least, very 7
soon. ; ' '. i ' '' .
If I had time I would -like to ad
dress a large audience of ; your Tryon
people on this most important sub-
1 ject, and tell you what lands are the
best adapted, and now to prepare the
.ground and,, dig r the .holes, and select
and. prune: the .trees, : and fertilize
them and cultivate the ground f when
to gather the : fruit, how' to : crate,
and where to' ship, and do my, ut-.
most, to make your people realize '
what a God-favored section that
south side of Tryon mquntain is for
Yours truly, " 1 .
: R. H. SMITH, P. O. Box 417:
Hendersonville, N. C.
infantry of the 30th division, now.
being demobilized. Jay is the son of .
the Honorable Mayor of Lynn, Mr.
W. W. Ballard. . , '
Oh" ves. oh yes, all roads will lead
to Columbus next week. , - ,
It looks good to see the farmers
hauling so much. guano. It means
that they will gather better and larger
crops next fall. . - y .
'. .The agricultural pastor of Polk
county, Mr. J. R. Sams, made an ef
fort to organize a community club for
Tryon township, at Lynn, one ' day
last week. , Being, poorly advertised,'
or not advertised at all, the effort will
be repeated next Thursday night, at
the chapel. ' Ladies are especially in-, '
vited. ' . - : - -
. It's rumored that Mr, N. B. Jackson
will erect a nice'; bungalow for him-
self near his father. A beautiful
site has been selected. - -
Bemg at the memorial services at
TrvonJast Sunday afternoon we were
delighted with- the : same, and . while
there this idea came ( in mind, Polk
county should erect a monument in
memory, of the boys who . made the '
supreme sacrifice. We suggest that
it should be erected at Court square
at Columbus. It "would be very much
appreciated r by ; those .who lost their
dear boys. We move this be done Can
we have a second to the move? What
say you, . Mr. , Editor?
Miss Glanie Holbert returned home
one day last week - from Boiling '
Springs, N. C, where she had been
attending high schooL ' Jt- - '-Lewis-Rhode.
Married at 5 the residence' of Mri' .
and Mrs. V. G. Rhodes last' Sunday -at
4:30 p. m., their only daughter,
Viola," to Mr. Dewey Lewis, of Fay- .
etteville, N.--C., by their pastor, Rev'.: t
R. N. Pratt; A very . quiet; family A
wedding. Several friends and rela
tives present. Immediately after the
ceremony they departed on train No. c
1 0, for Mrv Lewis' home..-'- Our very
best wishes and congratulations fol
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- NOTICE . .
To the Citizens of the Town - of.
Tryon .and -Tryon Graded School
District'--., - .:;''7,;.rv;v,r-;;;;' . .'
r .WHEREAS, a petition represent-'-ing
75 per cent of the voters of the
Town of Tryon calling for. a public '
meeting to be held 8 at ? the School
House- for the purpose of nominating
officers i for the ' Town ; of ; Tryon and
the Graded School District, ' has been .
filed with us. - - - . - v . , ,
v It is hereby ordered' that a puWic
meeting be held, at the School House
Wednesday, April 16th, at 8:30' P.
M., for said -purpose. ' ' ;. '
. (Signed) E. E. MISSILDINE, , ..