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VOL. XXIV NO. 51
SENATOR CLOUD'S REJOINDER.
Tells Mr. Swan What Became of the
Ten Thousand Dollar Court House
and County Farm Issue of Bonds.
Wants to Know If -Somebody Isn't
Editor Tolk County News:
Please allow me space for a reply
to the recent article written by Rep
resentative Swan. I am not surpris
ed that my explanation of legislation
affecting this county failed in its pur
pose so far as he is concerned. It is
a very true maxim that "none are so
blind as those who do not wishto see.'
Not having an equipment of good
reasoning and facts he casts about for
some- subterfuge or camouflage and
seizes upon the time worn expedient
of ridicule to cover the void of argu
ment. To him I was not convincing, but
amusing. He seems to have develop
ed a very peculiar sense of humor
that laughs at facts,
I hope that the -audience will bear
-with me while I amuse "Mr. Swan
again for a few minutes. It is true
that the copy of the county home bill
that he has does, not provide that
building and equipment of the home
shall be in discretion of the commis
sioners, but he should remember that
I explained to him that this had been
overlooked in preparation of the bill
and that I would make the necessary
change before I introduced the bill,
and this was done. In preparation of
this bill I did not have the, aid of our
representative in the lower house and
consequently he thinks I made a mis
take in authorizing the county com
missioners to purchase a site for the
home when the county owns suitable
land for the purpose. It is well
known that the county has only an
undivided half interest in the land
and that all of at would be required for
a suitable county home site. Under
provisions of the act the commission?
ers can purchase the half interest in
the land referred to or purchase
other land that they might consider
more suitable for a county home. : Mr.
Swan says that he would - refer all
matters involving, a tax, although
small, to the people. His devotion
and loyalty to the people is very
touching. He stands -as their tribune
with a flaming sword Xo protect
them aerainst the 'aered" and infirm
poor who wtmld ihave 'sUtbtyl
and comfortable home ior tne declin
ing days of their lives.
He would-quarrel and quibble about
the rights of the strong and fortunate
while the poor and helpless suffer
and die. He would curry political fa
vor while our county, continues the
disgrace of auctioning off the poor to
the lowest bidder. Not' only would
the building of a.' home be an act of
justice and mercy, but it seemt, vould
result in economy. -
On this phase of the question I
think that I have some very good au
thority and wish tp quote from copy
of a letter written by ex-sheriff W.
C. Robertson to Representative Swan,
as follows: "We need an act au
thorizing the board of commissioners
to issue and sell bonds for the purpose
of building a home for the poor,
15,000 is estimated to be a reason
able amount to spend for this purpose
The county is paying about $1,500.00
annually for pauper claims. The in
terest .on the bond issue would amount
to S900.00 annually, a saving of
$G00.00, to say nothing about the
treatment of our unfortunate people.'
Xhe land that the county owns, with
a small portion added, would make a
home that would be self sustaining
within two years." But their cham
pion contends that the people should
vote on the question as to whether or
not they will deal justly -and merciful
ly with their unfortunate fellow be
ings and at the same time save $600
a year. Mr. Swan implores informa
tion as to the disposition of $10,000.00
derived from the sale of county home
and court house bonds three or four
vears ago. This money was not sto
len or misappropriated as seems to
he insinuated but was disbursed as
folliws, . .
County funds account . . . . . . $4,144.12
County fund account........ 209.65
County funds account. T. . . . 110.64
County funds account. ..... . 209.37
County funds account ....... 236.03
Road funds account . . 3,113.05
School funds account. ...... 1,030.00
Bridge funds account. . ..... 947.14
JVal amt. from sale of court
house and county home -
bonds ...... ... . .$10,000.00
This was taken from the record by
W. B: Feagan, former treasurer
oi tne county and can be verified by
examination of the record.
I think that it is well nnown . that
there was a money deficit because the
commissioners had taken some land
m settlement with the sheriff. Mon-,
ey to supply this deficit could only be
obtained by specifying that it was
tor necessary expenses. To meet the
emergency court house and county
"mc bonds' were issued and sold and
lne proceeds'-used for other necessary
expenses. While this, transaction
caused temporary embarrassment the
-inmate result was ' beneficial. ; 1
no uoubt that the county can
0w sell the land for almost double
lne priC0 paid. Tt. kp fr mp un-
tw fud unJust to assert or insinuate
mat there vwic -fw.,,i miconnmnri.
I,. n 01 money without any facts in
Kir w, u is stil1 seriously main
uuntd that it was nerrsrv t amend
.we road bill for this county in order
iLE10,1 certain roads in Trydn
Mr c p- . lhe amendment made by
'w as follows: ' '
lovided, that thjs act - shall , not
be construed in any way to interfere
ffiS .rebldin? of the National
l1011 Pd Saluda town
snips, and the macadam read in Trv-
rroadirPWnk of Educing
a road bill and then amending so that
of road?0t Ttote;-with thebuilding
and a number of othei 'I is the re-
meourne?diWe hPe that it wi
lx$P?F Sw&n as. follows:
Without the afnendment the Coun
ty Highway Commissioners would
road Pf, jS "'road and a
road money and this certainly would
be interfering with the, proposition."
Can any one see how his amend
ment prevents the commission from
having. control of all roads and road
money. It seems absurd to create a
county road system and then cripple
it by excepting certain roads or dis
tricts from its operation. While the
roadommissioners have contro 1 of
theTryon-Saluda and ' Tryon-Lvnn
road, with all others of the county, I
am informed that they have no dispo
sition to displace the good men that
have had charge of these roads. They
will interfere with no plans that have
been formulated. It is asserted that
!ny jury bill was reported unfavor
ably. I have only , to say that I was
otherwise informed by members of
the committee that had it under con
sideration. , -
It is true that I slated on my first
appearance before the committee that
I was not informed as to the purpose
of the bill but had introduced it at
therequest of several leading citizens
of my county. .
Later when I had definite informa
tion I explained to the committee the
condition of the jury bos, and they
admittetd the necessity for revision,
but stated to me that they considered
in unwise to establish the precedent
of ' revising the jury list at a time
other than in the Revisal. In answer
to Mr. Swan's very searching ques
tions I said that election fraud had
been charged but believed that it was
without foundation. I also said that
I heard talk of a contest but was not
informed if 4a summons had been
served so that it was pending for
trial. It was also admitted that I
had been engaged as on&f theattor
neys for the defendants' in ' case such
action should be instituted. I had no
information at that time as to the
political complexion of the jury box
but Mr. Swan claimed to have such
information and stated that at least
of the jury were democrats.
A noil of the list, madp hv.Mr. F. M.
Burges and I shows 438 names in the
box, 293 republicans and 125 demo
Will Mr. Swan kindly cnligthen the
people a to the charges of fraud
that he made against the democrats
of this county before the committee?
Mr. Grier the chairman, characterized
them as being "perfectly vicious."
Some members considered them so
grave that they advised that I have
some of the leading democrats come
before the committee and make de
fense. But when I questioned Mr.
Swiw bpfnrA t.Vip committee he re
fused to make any direct charges
against any democrat so that defense
ould be made. He played safe by
making his charges vague ad general.
mi T J jAMAinn4-f woo .rmi J
me nonesty oi uemvtiato vyao v-..Y
sorinnslv mipstioned on such founda
tions as "it has been charged, it has
Seen said and it is believed." Will
Mr. Swan publish the explanation or
"he necessity for his jury revision bill
fhat he made before the committee?
"Thjs is the second request.. His
stenographers act forbids the presid
ing judge to tax the deienaant m an
action more than $4.00 for stenogra
pher's fees but this was disregarded
Vir Jndorp" Loner and he taxed fees m
MCO T-nncrinc from $2.00 to $8.00
and consequently the county had no
fees to. pay, and there was a-bance
in -the stenographers fund after this
term of court.
' . - - ' m 1 A J
About the time the legislature, au-
iourned I happened uce -bill
has just passed entitled An act
4. Hpredation of domestic
foS" and was much rerprfaed. that
n.n. ,-1i,HpH with a number of
rther "counties-. Will ttei. o represen
tative explain to . his Mtatuenta
he provisions of this act- and its ap
n t6 Polk-county s he re-
sponsible for tn.s . aw -j
for such legislation .' uiu
tv ? Why was .this part e-
w, A""JT:iof ; omitted from tne
WKJXFl 4m infomed ftat his
&e .aSompn have
been industnousiy.- ,-a e
ears oi xne F-'Tence has been
.ay it seems that, silence na. f
maintained as to tEfflit any
domestic fowls - Can rt b . t
one is cn"-"-f" T,, newspaper con
I telte no pleasure in "V th-
lrS that ; has not-
?nnr:A exDlained. , :
been aiscu- . . embers of
I have no Quarrel to .respect
the opposite parety ana am
for their pojiticaLopinions, d
writing in st ofyrty,- I
record and m defense o x acusmg
any man parof -tra convdncing
unless lJ'jSe more wrong
proof. Few s are m &
-d : hearsay
evidence... (, . - : ' ",-"'
TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1919.
- -7s : . ' J " .. " : ; ' : ' ' " . . - i
F R I F f 1 0 S
W lUn of Geaeral Interest Gathered By Our Corre.pondcnt. From Variou.
; SectUns of Polk County
v HILLCREST. "
n Mrs- B. Valentine arid - son,
Hilly of St. Louis, Mo., are spending
some time -with Mrs. Emma Boyd at
Thirty" Springs Farm. -
Messrs. Wylie and Ernest Bridges
spent the week-end with relatives in
Cleveland county. ; ?i
Mrs. John Sanders, spent the week
end, with her mother, Mrs. J. H, Nor
. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Abrams held, a
family reunion, Sunday. r
Mr. Hugh -Morvflle spent Thursdav
in Spartanburg, S. C. -.:'
Misses Alma High and Pauline
Wilkins, of Hillcrest. spe,nt the week
end with Mis Ruth Brian. r;
Miss M-attie Lela Brian, of New
Prospect, who has been the guest of
Miss Margaret Brian, is visiting her
aunt, Mrs. J. N. Walker at Greens
Creek. . ;
Mss Margaret Brian entertained a
number of her friends at a. musicale
Mrs. Mary W. Jones and Mrs: J. T.
Camp attended church in Spartan
burg S. C, Easter Sundav,
Mr. Clint Greenway carried a crowd
to New Prospect, Sunday, to attend a
singing. , -
Mr. L. P. Camp and Miss Priscilla
Camp spent Thursday in Tryon.
Miss Nellie Brian spent the week
end with her aunt, Mrs J. W. Wal
ker. :' .-
Siiile and Finish the Job!
Last week Messrs. Steele and Wil
son railroad surveyors, were visitors
at Mt. View farm. They were look
ing for a. place to pitch their tents
when they reach this section. Quite
a large party of men belong to the
The school at Silver Creelc, taught
by Miss Esther Gibbs closed last Sat
urday, with an interesting entertain
ment. v ; - ,
Roshelle-Arledge' spent Saturday
night with Reagan Biadley.
Private Beach McMurray returned
home from 'France last week, and vis
ited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Mc
Murray. ; . , , .
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Arledge, of
Spartanburg, were visitors at H. P.
Arledge's Saturday and Sunnday.
. Quite a number, of people attended
the egg hunt at Walker, Sunday. -
Mr. Swan makes the impression,
ffcot his nartv has a monopoly, onr all
I the virtues and" that the democratic
I im mnHo nn ' larcelv of thieve
and rascals.- Greens Creek especial
ly is a stench in his nostrils. There,
according to his allegations, on infor
mation and belief, the election was
stolen under the watchful eyes of the
republican poll : holder , and the voters.
At other precincts where there were
rpublican gains all was fair and hon
est. Mtoeir depends upon "whose ox
was gored. . E. B. cluux;.
OVER THE COUNTY
Mr. W. A. Ruff has purchased
fine horse and buggy. ' .
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Haynes
last week, a baby girl. '
Mr. and Mrs. Durgins Gibbs are the
I roud parents of a (me boy,
Mr. and Mrs Andy ynch aiv re
joicing over the arrival of twins.
They have our congratulations. '
Mr. Oscar " Biddy returned, last
week, from Greenville camp.
Mr. Billie Burgess' little boy is very
ill at present. V . -
Mrs. D. C. Jackson has moved to
Hendersonville to live with her broth
er. :.V ;f-
Mrs. Manning Lynch was a pleas
ant caller at Mrs. W. A. Ruff's today.
Mr. King Lawter arrived home,
Thursday from France. Three cheers
for him. "
Mr. Geofge Jones was a caller in
this section last week.
We are glad to note that Mrs.
Brion Blanton is recovering after a
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Biddy made a
trip to Columbus, Monday.
Some frost here on the 18th, but no
damage done. V
Jesse Case's two years old child
was badly burned one day last week.
It was playing aroupd the fire and its
clothing caught, -"and before assis
tance could reaGh it, was badly burn
Robert Price, who was in the, 30th
division, came home, Saturday, look
Professor Fairbrother, of . Green
ville, S. C, an author and publisher of
music sang at Friendship church,
Sunday. . S
Reagan Paris and wife visited the
latterV kin folks here, Saturday and
Sunday - last.
LexieL Bradley of Brights, and. Rosa
Walker, of - 'M'ill Spring, visited their
pnnt5, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Laughter
Saturday and Sunday. '
rThere is; talk that there- will be
several tunnels if the present . survey
of the railroad ; is accepted. Also
some talk of Mr. Steel . an aviator,
procuring an airplane to locate . the
nearest and best route, and save, so
much more time; 1
arT L K?zdZd is siting friends
ana relatives m Georgetown, S. C.
Mrs. H. B. Lane is making a visit
?r.Tc weeks t0 relatives in SS:
tin' ? ParIer has gone to BaK
timore to be near her husband, who
pltel? lU at thG J0hns HopkinHos-
tlmmie :Homes and little niece
It Fa1e7' aIe ere for the present
Mr. Blackman and a friend are al
so stopping there, The former in
nuhfll ealth, Yhich he thinks he
could find in i Saluda, and talks of
making his home here if he can find
what he wants as a location for a
j&er?Js a rumor that a synndicate
of Northern men have purchased a
tract of land near here, known as
Hcatherly Heights, with the inten
tion of planting large apple orchard.
Tir Th PliasQ,cottae has been sold to
Mr. Giloreath, who will make, his
Miss : Mary Garmany and Corp.
Kepe of Buncombe . ronnf v h,.f
cently of Ft. Sill Oklahoma.
married a short time ago in Hender
?onvi41e, N. C.
The -McAlpm house just inside the
town limits - recently purchased by
Mr. Waring of Savannah Ga., is be
ing repaired and put in condition nec
essary for comfort and convenience,
under an entirey new roof.
Mrs. Zeigler, of Greenwood, S. C,
has rented the Bolich house, and in
tends to come up early and stay late.
Mrs. Folger and Mrs. Little have
both returned to their homes after
visits to -relatives.
Mrs. Brown, of Spartanburg, S. C,,
is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Little,
the wife of our popular druggist.
Dr. E. M. Salley has been to
Orangeburg, to visit his family and
his sister, Miss Salley, lias returned
with him. '
There was an Easter celebration at
the MeMthodist church, on the night
of Easter Day. The theme, Love
Triumphant a story of the first Eas
tertide. The story "Tor a Street Boy
of Jerusalem" by Florence ; Morse
Kingsley-witha. song emce-he
story is beautifully (written and "was
beautifully read by Miss Havener one
of the faculty of Saluda Seminnary,,
and the songs were well rendered by
children of the Methodist and Baptist
Sunday schools trained by Mrs. Wal
ter Jones, who was the organist for
The little girls of Saluda have been
organized recently by Mrs. A." D.
Turner, into a society to be known as
The Nieces of Uncle Sam. and have
adopted a small French orphan,
Adrienne Depuis by name. They are
iverv much interested in their "child,"
who is about two years old, and all
are enthusiastic over the work they
are planning to do in order to raise
the money for her support.
There was a meeting of the Red
Cross branch, at Mrs. H. P. Locke's,
on Monday afternoon to discuss the
ways and means for caring for Ber-
nadotte LeMaine the young girl of
eight years, recently adopted by
them, whose clothes, already cut out
and sent here to be made, will soon
be distributed among the members
for that purpose.
- Mrs. H. B. Lane and daughter, Miss
Louise, Mrs. H. H. McKee and Mrs. J.
C. Bushnell, attended the Easter t ser
vices at St. James church, Henderson
villeN.' C, and were also present a
the children's service in the afternoon.
Rev. B. M. Hamrick preached his
first sermon for us at White Oak
Sunday. -Everybody enjoyed his ser
mon very much. He seems to have
a working spirit which inspired his
audience when the subject of improv
ing our church was menti toned. In a
short while $256.00 was raised for the
improvement of the . church, namely:
paintinginside and outside build a
newfront,a gallerry, put in a memo
rial window in honor of Jesse T. Lew
is,, build a class room and many
other things badly needed. Here is
a thought; "Everything here is Gods.
He has leaned to us and let's pay Him
hv imm-oviner His house our
house of worship. We want $500.00.
We hope everybody who is interested
will help and those not interested may
become so. - ' . '
Miss Esther-Gibbs closed her school
at Silver Creek last Saturday. Mes
dames G. C. Brisco and 3. H. Gibbs
attended the -entertainment at this
Mt- T T,. Walker died with pneumo
nia at the home of his brother J. E.
WniVpr last Friday morning. Mr.
Walker -was a faithful member of
Wnitfl nnV rViiirch. alwavs ready to
Violn in anv kind of church or com
mutfity, work. His body was ; put
away in the Jones cemetery; on the
Houston road, where his wif e -as
laid away, several. years ago. There
ic mn Honht. whatever, that Mr. Wal
ker is at rest. His character is long
Ha rpmembered and honored. . May
God comfort the bereaved ones
their gloomy hours of sorrow. ,
nrittM and Georsre Gibbs
were Easter visitors at Rutherford
ton. - V - . -
Mrs - C M: Dicus is -. visiting her
mother, Mrs. -L, C. Gibbs, -
$2.00 A YEAIT
JUDGE LONG'S N . -
Heartily Agrees With Report feof
Grand Jury, and Tells the People-
That Their Recommendation Should
. Be Carried Out. . . Instructions To -That
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, . .
County of Polk. "
In the Superior Court :
Upon the coming in of the report of
the Grand Jury the Court orders, first, -that
the clerk copy this report upon
the minutes of the court; second, that
theclerk furnish a copy of his report
to the Board of County Commission
ers of Polk; third, it is ordered that
the clerk of the court at the conven- 1
mg of the next criminal court in this "
county, and at each successive crim- -mal
court in the county for eighteen - -months
hereafter, read the report of'
grand jury to the judge presiding to
the end that the judge may have laid'
before him the recommendations of
this grand jury, and to the end also, if
action is not taken by the proper au- 1
-ivnticB wiLu. regard to the improve- -ments
recommended, that the judge -may
direct the solicitor to send bills '
of ; indictment against those who are
delinquent. Fourth, that the clerk of
the court enter-as the first case on .-
his criminal docket this report of the
gana jury ana ior laentification -in.
" In the matter of tli
tions of the grand jury as to public
improvements in Polk county, made at -the
regular criminal term of court in
said county, April 16, 1919." - "
And the clerk will filo o .
..... ...v - vvjj vi, ;
this report, entitled as above, on the :
criminal record so that the judge may :
refer to it at any time he desires. ,
The Clerk Will also Pall thu nftntiAr
of the Board of County Commission- ?
irs oi Polk county to these observa
tions made bv the hid nresidintr a
The court resDectfullv rails vouv .
attention to the report of the grand
jury made at this term and exnrps.t'
the wish that the countv commission
ers will take into , consideration -u the '
recommendations made by the grand'' v
iury. The court is in svmnathv with '
the general recommendations made
he .grand;, jury; butvhegs.to make -i
the suergestz&n.' t5 thfe--Bo&td thati-4fX-
thev do make ; anv . imnroiremeTitj on
the court house especially and .; the
court house grounds that ' they shall -.
call to their assistance a skilled ar
chitect to advise them as to how and ; '
m 'what particulars the present court
house may be reconstructed so as to
furnish modern- eauinment f or - heat
ing the building, modern equipment '
for lighting the building modern"
equipment for supplying the building : "
with water, modern equipment --"for
toilets and the location thereof,' in
cluding such plans as r shall provide '.
for the jury suitable jury rooms suit
able room for the judge, suitable'-
room for consultation by: atxor- -
neys a rest room for the women
and children- of" the county' who -
may be requirea to come .-.to -
the court house to attend to their
Drivate business at any time, storage"
room for fuel, safe deposit vaults;- "
suitable furniture, in short, a com- r
petent architect to be aDle to advise
you as to what chancnes and improve---1
jnents should be made " to meet mod-- :
3rn conditions and : requirementa; ', . .
2nd. Also I would suggest 'thafr it
y jx nave auj iiutvftuvuvw v :v
grounds surrounding; this building:' -
a landscape gardener who would be ,
able to advise you how to prepare the
grounds, lay out the walks; and make ;
the grounds not only convenient and "
serviceable to the people but: at ", the - .,
same time ornamental ajid attractiye;-,
3rd. I beg to say to you that .as s
nature has provided you with water
in : abundance, that you call to . your.
assistance the town authorities and a' -hydraulic
engineer to advise you-and"
the town authorities how you may, at
'east expense, supply not only this -"
court house with an abundance of wa
ter for all purposes -needed . but the
entire town with an abundance of wa- r
ter for every house, factory or build
ing needing water in the town includ-.
ing the court house and jail. V
These are bare suggestions niade- -by
the court and the court hopes that -the
recommendations of the grand
urv and these suggestions that I now
make to you will be of ' some advan
tage and assistance to you in nialang . ,
the improvements so much needed.
The clerk will furnish the Board' of
County f. Commissioners a - copy of , ,
these recommendations made by the J. t
Mrs. H. H. Edwards was on the
sick list last week. . ).
- Mr. C. C. Constance 'and family '
moved to their farm near Columbus, .
last vrcek....'"' "'""'4 '
Mrs. J. M. LeWis. of. Mill Spring
visited Mrs. H. H. Edwards last Sun
day. .. -'''y"' '
A large crowd attended the rally ,
day at Columbus, Sunday. Among
the interesting addresses s were those
made By Rev. R. N. Pratt J. R. Sams
and A; Y. Arledge. v ; "
Messrs. Edgar Newman and Prince
Clark returned home from overseas,,
Friday.:'---.v-' -' ' :
Miss Rosa W Bailey was out of
school, Monday, on account of illness.
Mr. Austin Newman; of Ft Moul
trie", Charleston, S. C, is home on A
furlough. - - " - - .. ,