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AND THE; TRYON BEE
VOL. XXV NO. 1 ,
TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1919.
$2.00 A YEAH
THE SOLDIERS' MONUMENT
rerf ected to Push - the
an Early Completion.
w-. 1 A Ik
l rnPf tome Time During the Polk
Fair in October.
Pursuant to call, a citizens' meet-
house - at
. -in in ill iic vj.v.
F limbus. last wumw.v. w pciicv a
L1U : j.: V,oi-inrr in vipw flip pror-
krganiz..u - - onument to Polk
ion oi a - t
mtv's soldier boys.
h"n? was called to order by
Hit1 -1J .T .TaaaJ lonf
r B 1. Uopexanu, wnu as eictieu i xcou
chairman, -and Mr. J. H.
of'MiirSprmg, temporary sec-
et0iute a number of expressions were
nard from those present, j d all ex-
Ussed a desire to see tne ricvement
L.oA to a successiui termination.
,niiv it was proposed to elect 1 a
fommittee of three which -would, have
ltt 4-v, : :4.n was
A - t- , . i 1 I ,
P . , j-..' -L' I .
Wds, and to oevr ,uca
Vipressarv lu jjiuvivic ahuo ii lumouaj, Dipping ai
i u mAnnmoTif - Mr "R -T? I HronTriiio c o mnif ;
jtrction oi m iau"""-i'i . . i v.
foiie and wus cxtcu icoiucnt uvc
W. A. Cannon of Lynn, treasurer and
Mr. A. L.' Hill, oi tryon, as tne tnira
member. . . . I
It Was Hit; tunociiouo ui vijxxiivii ul,
tn0e FV'" , , w ' Tj TV "
,i i.n?nnr t n:i i I r i I v 411 1 nn r ink i
j"j:V;a of - the TTiomiment. Polk ger
rountv has the distinctiton of being
Ihp first couiuy 111 isoriii aronna 10 i '
start ni-- - . u,
ana oi couibe WU11 uMOl
Don t wait until you are called upon
to donate to this fund, but send your
donation to Mr. Cannon, at " Lynn at
once. Mr. Cannon will publish from
week to week a list of donnatons, sa
that you can tea wnat progress. s .be-1 1
"u r",," X. "T w - 'L".'" ,!
a hnrifl Tn hora cj nni
list for publication m our next issue.
THE SOLDIERS' MONUMENT.
Fingerville R"l, S. C, Apr. 21 1919.
I notice something regarding a
monument in honor of the supreme
sacrifice of Polk county heroes. I
think it would be very nice , if we
would erect a monument in the coun-
square at Columbus, and see that
some one devote time to take care of
it; also I suerarest that on one side we l
place the names of the gallant heroes
inzi paia nis an anu was icu ueiuuu
n i i 1-: 3i..
somewhere in France, beneath - the
sod; also the name of the battle in
jh which he fell and the dates, as this
is all we can do to pay -our respects
for those that paid for us the debt
that liberty may survive for evermore
also I would suggest that we do not
forget our wounded heroes who have
returned, and those to return, and en
grave the names on one side of the
monument, as they are rewarded for
great needs done .in the world s war
for humanity's sake. -
Let every loyal citizen contribute
to this great cause, and pay to these
brave young heroes who for us bled
and died that liberty might hot perish
and this glorious land of ours may
never be" invaded by an enemy.
Let us har from the" citizens of
Polk countv in regard to this move.
Dear Editor, t.hnnkincr von in
sance, I am, Yours rej cectf ull v,
C. WILBUR. McGINNIS.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Of all times on' which Fourth of
July celebrations should be ' held it
seems to us that 1919 is the most op
portune time of all. :
We hcvp inst. prnprwrl victorious. I
from a great war fought to maintain
the declaration of independence which
fe celebrate at the Fourth of July,
ihis veav it sppme.fr nc - Tiio-Vonn-
ty celebration should be held, at some I
Mi . Aj t.M U.k3. I w I
, 4-: T 1J 1 T..1J 1 I
nuai point where everybody could
ft together and celebrate the day as
it should be celebratd. : ;
, At the soldiers' monument meeting,
Monday, this, matter was brought up,
Loiumbus suggested, but as. Co
r i I I T I .o I
J " -"v -'"vi"-,-.; '
"i. ib was no wav of telline: whether
yOlUniDUS Wrmtorl n trpptiTo- of that
jmd, so the matter 'was laid on the
tabjp. . .
, t Columbus wants a celebration of
.jrjs kind, then her citizens should
"01i a meeting at once and issue a
i. vve oe ievp thp npon p
county are willing to hold a big union
celebration this year. Tf Columbus
"opt want it perhans some other
Pmt equally as well located could be
Ihere is no time to waste in" the
- wter, and we hope to have some
ing more definite to offer our read
y's next weekr .
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THE HOME PAPER.
x,JUnd in PWnr Unma XT AMA will
upignorant who can be taught
a ty!'v . . . . . f
-i'm'u u?ne oi
matters not to be f
"-v.jjiajr stonp ot i-nt icsnce in
Giv; ,r.ls e tound in.booKs.
. . . o . -
'e vnny v.ii j- i
Vei SaV A- nnJ
- ui yvrucaps
ever! heard of,
Pasted? 'b S'r
ran tr-w,, 4-t k
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l l,nem- nave e
vhny 1 uu reaa oi . persons
are flicy meet' places which
whirl nilhar' an interest is awakened
.m(h mrwn. jM.
riv-ii t , W1wi every u'aiiy ai-
S S the local paper. Thus a
onSed, and those
. vts and hernw ,-4.n: -JZ-i. j
women i"w;uigent men aim
stronln'ina c to their - ancestors,
world n.,r knowledge. of the
dS it is today. Roanoke News,
Mrs. J. T. Gamp of Greens Creek
in town, Monaay. - .
We move that Trvon be annexed
Lynn, if they will -have us. .
W. T. Lindsev scent the dav VPS-
terday, in Asheville. .
Mr. R. .F. McFee went to Ashevillo
Wednesday, to spend a few days with
JMr. and Mrs. M. Georgion of.
were Tryon - visitors
A few fromvTryon attended the re-
J i.1 nnll i. . . . . 1
, : . ur,10ru given
.oivxiie citi.eus, xnursaay. .
l ryon is miested with a few. old fo- tor
who will, shout when old Gabe 1 a
blows his trumpet "Taint legal." .
Mrs. GoriRhaw nf Grnpnviii s r.
ln. 'rvmi.L last.. ThureHav lio
aepomnanied hv Miss Pan-pff
TIT rr m Tll ...J..-. -j a.: ,
TKJt rii m ,11 J Jl A . A J.
.vn . invj u.. w i3iv oiv,a icia jcloses'
Mir. T. T. Ballenger came up from
Atlanta, Monday, to cast his vote in of
favor of better, schools, and a better
Mncero TJoo d W T?oll
went to Greenville, S. C. Thurs-
day, to visit a relative there, who is
j - -
Key. paries jn. Vljieen, u. v., uean
Atlanta Theological seminary, is
expected to preach at the Congrega-
tionai church next bunday morning at
Dick Ballenger evidently has taken
ii. - "..j.' 1. i
, f ,6. -""e. " " u V , ,
MUCU licuucauoj mtiu.. icj -iv,
lnr fir,o llnws tnn
" fcsc UUC iUlu,,s' "V"
Commander .Wright, U. S. Navy,
and Mrs. Wright, after, a very pleas-
ant vacation spent in Tryon. left
Thursdav The Commander will re-
;port at once for active duty.
Mrs. Griffith and daughters, Jane
and Dorothy, left on Thursday noon
for their old home at Kinston in the
i eastern part of the State, where they
mil, visit for several weeks.
Thp manv friends of Mrs. F. P.
Bacon, , who is at a hospital at Ashe-
ville. will be oleased to learn' thather,
condition is very much improved, and
that, she is getting aiong niceiy.
. . ... , ....
T . i j ,i t'x.-
Mrs. W. 1 . lmasey ana ivli. yoim
Orr will attend to the duties of the -
Rev. F. Barrows Makepeace on the
renei. cuiminvtcc ui j. -
during his absence this summer.
Rev. and Mrs. F. Barrows Make-
peace have gone to Gran by, . Uonn.,
whprp thpv will snend the summer
uoajj, o tuinai uiAv uui; -smuoiu
SOme time during the
nf. T W ln. 0 in Marion.
iiis. o . ' tv. "ciiuv-ii r -
S. C, where she has gone to at-eiid a
family reunion, in honor of the return
of a nephew from overseas, who saw
service with the famous Rainbow'
division. V - - ,;
Mrs. vVing and little son, the last of
thp Pinp Hill neoDle. left for Chicago
ad-ITho cronfl "wishps of everTbody who
had the pleasure of making her - ac-
ouaintance follow her.
Mr F. F. Missildine and his mother
accompaniea Miss Eva Missildine on
her return to school at spanaiiuuig,
Monday. They also met Mrs. E. E.
Missildine there, on her return from
a visit to relatives in Massachusetts. ,
Mrs. C. M. Hibbard and Miss Nellie
TIihh?rr of Torrinsrton. Conn.; are
spending a two weeks' visit m Tryn
guests of 'Dr. and Mrs. Daniels. Mrs
and Miss Hjbbard are-the only
rlono-htor nnrl errand daughter Of Dr.
tn.li t i WW A. M. . u
r. . 1 '
Mr. Napoleon Jackson returned
from New York, Wednesday night,
where he went to consult an eye spec
ialist. He assured Mr. Jackson that
u aA enflppr no uneasiness about
. . i 1 4.
sight of his eye .uu
fV,Q trnnh p nov; existing- coum ue
Services. next Sunday in the Epis
copal church willJe as follows: Holy
Communon at 7:fo a. m,: mornng
prayer and sermon at 11 o clock ,
evening prayer and sermon at 8.30
JZlS. These will be Mr, Griffith's
last services in Holy Cross church as
Rector. Everyone in Tryon is, cor-
dially invited to attend the above ser-
vices. - . ( ,
The Rev. Jno. H. Griffith, who -recently
resityncd as Rector of the
w" f . .,' ti.i.. r-,.-.r T-,mri will
Church ol .tne.noiy u , vUo. ch
close hi, pat. rate of the local parvsh
on the Htb inst., and asjame it once
his new duties as Archdeacon of the
District of ' Asheville. For the
present Mr. Griffith mil make his
headquarters in Tryon, radiating his
appointments from here. v .
It will" be learnned with pleasure
i r o-vrninit oi ruift. i.uu"j
umi --'"i" . -r tth, ,-,r
urrecv " . hv tJie
urrecu - .7ton -by, the
The exhibit is be-
tag cleaned up, anc I wm soon
ed on exmoraon . s..., --:
f nh rmi nmifj mow
Hon of -indiw relics bequeathed ny
I p Hfll,ati1raa WIS. Will uc
Milwaukee. Wis. will be
avxjt. - v M- wv ; not
placed --on. Pjf on?and Kg out
provide .additional JtTunm,
u nprsil r.ollection left tne wwu,
"y - -- . - r(1(1TTj nroner-
and put;afl t this m ,,nea :P
ly axrangedan Uadd another attrac
tW. movements yet ux
wic &r---,ia-T- t -not onlv can,
taken, but. we -llgffti
but that it will - be -ushed tnrougn to
success,4 ',- y ' ;
Some Items oF General Interest Gathered
Sections of Polk County
Mrs. Henry, of Statesville. N. C, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Wv H.
Jr"ace; j and - enjoying the fine air and
beautiful flowers, which at this time
sO plentifully adorn the woods in this
section. -v ' :
Mr. and Mrs. Aiken, their daughter,
' 'J.mwi, v
Airs. cieeie, ana,, meir three . sons,
have returned to Saluda, the former
the summer, but the sons for onh
short stay. .Lieut. Dawson Aiken
has just .recently returned from
ranee, where . he did his best for
ccuum anu ucmucxacy.
ivirs. Montgomery Kead and little
son are here until cold weather, their
daughters, Miss Jean and Miss Grace
wilr return later WhPTI
.lu return-, later.. wnen
"Th Litt p Niprs nf TTnrlP Sam"
sold ice cream and cake on the lawn
the Culliphers. Saturdav afternoon
for the benefit of the little French
orphan adopted by them. They clear
ed enough 1 or her maintenance for
one month, and a little more.
A movie picture show was shown
on out-of-doors screen, Saturday J
in gut, tne pruceeas to pay ior a siaeiand every one reports a nice time.
waiK oi concrete in tront ot the iap-
tist church. -v. -
Mr; Vernon Roberts, recently of the
navy and Miss Usher are guests at
Mrs. Locke's. . , v J- ;
. Mlss . i11?1610 and Mrs- Pbilhps
have rented and are now. occuovmc
the buncalow owned bv Mrs l?pad.
and next door tq hers. ; ' . - ,
, fu- ,T i . jj!
mrs,.- Jii,ue ljconara is me prouu
owner of a hew piano, and the neigh-
bors are enjoying the music which of-
ten fills the air,
p. j '1.4.1 J 1 1 ' "k f
ui. uiutif. s new iiruir storp is tipst- i
mg completion and it is a great ira-
,1. I O. ilUiUVl J.11111. -
piujciuciji w uit; &tret;L. I
Mrs. 15. i. Hazard returned "toSa-f
mua, on iMvimay mgnt, alter a montn
sojourn in ner old home, Georgetown,
lvirs.-r. n. tsaiiey's mother is visit-i?iii
ing baiuda now, and hang a good
time With her grandchildren. -
Aiiu Kutuiu is u tin: it orenarea ior
T, - j..:
the stone foundations of the stores to
A . ' - . . 1
be erected by Thompson & Pace, on
wam stieeu,- v
i. . i
iVirS. rl. 15. -Lane IS VlSltmg Mr.
H.irrv T.m- and fmilv in roT,,mhiQ
Mrs r-mrn vo.OT,fur, 0QT,f
'iria - r - in Hpnr prsnnvi p a -
The juni0r Auxiliary of the Enis-
copal church had a very delightful so-
c:ai ihursday, at the Library Hall,
22 members were present. After a
piogwin oi games, ice cream, caices
janu utuiu.v wei e aervea. oy me omcers
iiii i m :i iy nwrv inn nmnrc r i irn
" ,"r . m .
unrteitaken to send hnstmns hnvps
Alaska' and to thp TnonntpinPPrs of
K Miss Geneva Hunter of Alexander,
visited here last week. "
Miss Alice Cornell, of Woodruff, S.
C, is visiting Miss Lizzie Dedmond.
Mr. Frank Elliott has arrived from
overseas. ; -' .. "
Mrs.' R. M. Hill and children visited
in Rutherfordton the "past week.
Messrs. J. P. Arledge and J R.
Sams, attended the commencement at
Mars Hill, the past week.--.-
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Elliott, of Leb
anon, visited the '.former's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Tf. Elliottt. T
Mr. and Mrs.' J. A. Cantrell, of
Spartanburg, were-visitors here, Sun
day. - - " -
Mrs. W. W. Swaffofd and Mr. M. B.
Mills attended the commencement 'ex
ercises of Stearns High School.
Miss Gladys Smith is home again,
after teaching for the- past few
months at Melvin Hill. - '
Miss Feari Keenan, of Rocky Ford,
Colo., visited-the' Misses .- Mills, last
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lewis and son.
were , pleasant "callers here, Sunday.
Mrs. Khoda Watson, ot Spartan
burg, is visiting her daughter,. Mrs.
N. T. Mills. i .;- : i
Miss Eliz-abetJi Spivey, music teach
er of Stearns High; School, is" on a
month's visit at Jacksonville, Fla.
Mrs. John Smith, Jr and Mrs.
Lindsey Smith, were guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Metcalf , and'Mr. John Smith
on the mountains, Sunday. .
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thompson
were in town Sunday. " :
Mrs. E. B. Cloud, who has been m
"RalMa-h .the oast few months, has re-
fumed home much improved in health
Mrs. Chas Davenport has returned
from a week's visit m Spartanburg.
T.awver Shears visited his family
at Greens Creek, last week.
Miss Minnip Arledee left for Hen-
dersonville on a week's visit to, her
sister, Mrs. Jas Shipman. . '
Mr N. Tw Mills is on ,the Sick list
this week. - - '
Columbus Baptis Church
Sundav school at 10:30 every Sun-
Preaching by the pastor, Rev. E. J.
Jones, a hearty welcome extended to
all to attend these services.
Commencement " at otearns High
Stearns High , School commence
ment wasi held April 25-29. The rec
itation ; and - declamation contest was
,a Fridav evening. : April 25th.
ladip.s and three voune
irentlemen contested for the medals,
tit? Dackia - TTomilton won thp rpnt-
pt! medal, and Mr. Ernest McMurray
the deciaimers meaai. oaiuiuay c y;
BrS? Correspondent From Various
ening the class day exercises of the
class of 1919. amused and interested
the audience. ' The ; class -presented
eight books to the school library- '
The baccalaureate- sermon was de
livered Sundav the 27th, by Rev Mr.
Owen ,of Mars' Hill college. The lit
erary address on Mondey evening was
given by Dr. Lodge of Limestone
college, after which the diplomas
were presented to the class by Mr.
Yates Arledge, the nrt graduate of
the High School."
ACplay, "Willowdale," was given by
the high school students on Tuesday
evening, April 29th, the proceeds of
which will be used by the .trustees for
the benefit of the school. "
Now that my school is out I
going to try to put more:of my time
v; ,i4-: j ,.T;n x v,i
uuo vviimig, . aim vyui ii y w iicij;
make a better paper. Say, corres
pondents, let's each: and , every one
strive to make a better paper.
There were many. Mill Springites
who . attended the commencement ex-
ercises of the Stearns High School,
Mr. J. M. Lewis and family attend
ed the baccalaurate sermon at Round
Mr. James Egerton has returned
from Mars Hill college. Everyone is
glad to see James back. . ,
.mb' p. -.tw ni
uj i o j
ter snendin a wek with MrT'L C.
Gibbs. They were accompanied by
Mrs. Dicus' sister, Miss Gladys Gibbs.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Brisco and Sal-
,, : . -
1 io STWanf SiiykIow aff tn rr-r ot- Cnnmr
WV UliUUJ (M-ViilVUll HJ KJ yj.LLM.XJ
Hnnb - ow
Miss Letha Barber is visiting her
brother at Kmir's Mountain.
w hra vPAi-o-ori riWrfctio-n
Endeavor. Let everyone who comes
try to make this society better. We
, Messrs LeRoy McFarland and J. A.
Feao-an werp in this RPrt.irm Sundav
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J. "- . 141Wii. . . j
'were shoDmne" in Snartanburo- Satur-
iYujso.wiies j. Vv. ana ; w jj. ensco
T.it.tlp AHHTp r.e.rhtn who is stnv,
t" 1"' ".rZr.
tiueat uie ween-ena at nome.
Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Arledge spent
Sunday afternoon with their daugh
ter, Mrs. W. M. Walker.
Mr. Clarence Gibbs is on the sick
Miss Arkansas Arledge and mother
spent Friday and Saturday in Ruther-
fordton having some dental work
j -. .
ivir. ana Mrs. Lee uocneran and
Mrs. J. H. Cocheran visited at the
home of Mr. M. C. Gosnell, Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Splawn spent
Sunday with the latter's mother, Mrs.
H. P. Arledge. "
Mr. J. H. Gibbs made a business
tdip to Columbus, Monday. ,
vuite. a cool wave passed over us
last week, and it is feared -much of
the fruit will drop .off.
Robert anLThomas Price visited
their sister-in-law in the lower section
of the -coTmtv. Sunday., returning
with two of their little nieces.
McKinley McGraw and Dewey Hill
were visitors at T. C. Laughter's,
Sunday. . , ,
Thp surveyors have decided to try
the Holbert cove way, and have com
menced to sunev. leaving the rail
road in Saluda, and tunneling thi-ough
a few ridges and can easily get a
good grade by going around White.
jaK mountain, we . . believe, cut - a
better grade can be obtained by start
ing near Tuxedo, or even East Flat
Rock and following - approximately
the old Cincinnati route, surveyed 78
or 80 -ears ago. This would be the,
life of Polk countv. The county
ould well subscribe' $100,000 to in
duce road offWas to adopt this sur-t
ve- as it could. then compete with thr
C. C. & O. road, and would prevent
some other company from building
on this route. - -
..o-i; y. ;
Mr. T. N. Wilson has . recently re
ceived a telegram stating that his
son,. Reuben R. Wilson, .had arrived
at New York from overseas. Mr.
Wilson sailed on the .transport Levia
than, which on its way missed a mine
by only thirty feet. We surely wei
come ham home again. .
Mr. Ralph Jackson was a calleu on
Route 2. unday.
j Miss Maye Lynch who has been in
Charlotte for the past winter, has re-
Miss Mattie Williams was the guest
of Miss Annie Wilson, Sunday.
A large crowd attended prayer
meeting at Mrs. S. J. Helton's, Sun
dav eveninev '
M(r. .Terrell Taylor has enlisted in
the U. S. naw for four years. ' r
-Mr. Oscar Shytles of Chimney Rock
amended services at Uooper uap, fcun
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wilson,
a pirl. . . '", .
Mr. and Mrs. F.
R. Coggins visited
the latter's mother Sunday Mrs: A. J
I "Flvprvhwiir hprp volunteered , and
gave the sand clay, road a good work-
mg, on iasi oavuruay -. , , - .
Several from here are planning to
be in Asheville. Thursday, for the
celebration of the 30th division.
Sunday school, next Sunday, at 1
o'clock, -preaching at 2 o'clock. Ev
, Mr. Searcy assisted in the musical
program last Sunnday. ,
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Coxe are spend
ing some time at Cedar Hill planta
Hillcrest Institute is preparing for
its, commencement exercises to be
held Wednesday evening.
Misses Mary Lizzie Houser and to
Mattie Wilkins spent the week-end J
with Mr. Billy Gray at Gray's Chapel, j
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, and Mr. Cra-1
ton, Roddey motored to. Floyd's creek, )
bunday, to attend a memorial service. J up
Mr. JN. Li. bnehan, who moved. from 1
this community to Virginia several!
j years ago, is visiting his sister, Mrs. I
JN. Hr. fchehan.. - 1
Rev. Mr. Clarke, of Asheville. if I
visiting at Cedar Hill plantation. I
,tiones ana ivirs. J.
Mr. and Mrs. Georgion Mrs. Milnor
nes and Mrs. J. T. Camp v spent I
Monday in Tryon. I
Mr. 1. r. Moore went to Columbus. I
It is to be hoped that the effort to I
erect a memorial to Polk fco'unty's sol-1
diers will be successful. Those who 1
had boys in the army should be glad I
to v help, and those who did not ought
u w twiiuuiitu hvk w. I
.Cotton planting is the order of the 1
day. One time it has paid to.be late,
as those who planted early have spent
wme auxiuus muiuents over me pros-
pect of having to replant.
TRYON ROUTE 1. T
The sick on the route are reported I
Sorry we could not attend the
meeting at Columbus about the sol
diers monument, nevertheless our
mite will be cast in just the same.
Mr. Marvin Edwards has enlisted m
the navy, and is now drilling at . Ft.
Messrs. Marvin Hall and Jobe Law-
ter who have been at the battle front,
have i returned home.
We had the pleasure, Monday of
meejt?ng. at Columbus Mr. A. T. Hart,
who Had just returned from an ex
tended visitUo relatives in Oklahoma
and other Western points. The trip
has done Mr. Hatt very much good,
i'.rr '" " I
Mr. Pearson Dimsdale, Miss Ollie
Melton, Mr. Henry Haynes Miss Sue
Jones, Miss Leona Lawter and Mr.
McFadden from Great Falls, S..C,
motored to Asheville, Sunday:
. Mr B. H W llson and wife came up
from Great Falls, S. C, Saturday,, re
Mr. Kmc Lawter Miss Naomi
Dimsdale, Mr Harrison Searcy Miss
Ola Lawter and Mr. Hamp. iRuff mo
tored to Chimney Rock, Sunday.
Mr! Euff had the misfortune
he escaped unhurt.
Miss Sue Jones spent Sunday, night
iams, Mr Dewey Jackson and Mr.
Ralph Searcy motored to Chimney
" Mr. Henry Haynes returned to
Great1 Falls, Monday.
Mrs. W. A. Ruff was the guest of
her sister, Mrs. Jasper Lawter, Sun
Mis Sue Jones spent Sunday night
with Miss Ollie Melton.
Wj. A. Ruff made a business trip to
.Landrum last week.
WAR GREATLY INCREASED
"No educative, campaign has ever
surpassed that of the use of news
paper space in war propaganda in . the
nineteen months during which - the
United States was in the war," said
the editor , of the Minnesota Univer
sity Farm PressNews in a, recent talk
to editors of that State.
"This use of newspaper space. as a
means of accomplishing an end, then
must aijd will; serve as a tremendous
object-lesson as to means of getting
things done by the people. It means
simply this: If a community or an .in
dividual wishes to accomplish some
thing which depends largely upon in
teresting and convincing large num
bers of people, such community or in
dividual .must .use the press. This
was known to many before, but never
to so many has the lesson a been
brought home" with such convincing
force as it has m the' various cam
paigns that have been features of the
war as seen from the home side.
."If then, the people call to the edi
tors for leadership because they have
guided them and told them what to do
in the recent crisis, and if they recog
nize the power of newspaper space
rightly used, the press has advanced
to a new position of power as a factor
in the world's progress." News Let-1
ter; University of Wisconsin. ;
NOTICE TO BEE KEEPERS.
. Mr. C. L. Sams, specialist in bee
keeping will be in Saluda, May 15th;
from 11 a. m., to 5 p. m., to consult
with any bee-keepers, and ; will visit
neighboring bee yards, if .;, desirable,
for demonstration work in bee keepr
ing. ' ' " ;
He will also attend the : larmers'
meeting atFriendship - church that
TERMS OF. PEACE
Fate of That i Country Made Knovrn
by the Peace Conference in Paris,
Wednesday. Compelled to. Surren-,
der Alsace-Loraine to France, and
Hilstein-Schleswig to Denraarn.
At last the world knows the fate of
Germany. Peace terms were handed
her envoys at Paris. Wednesday. .
WSiile they may appear harsh to all
pro-Germans. They appear liberal
enough to all fairminded persons. - -
it Germany accedes to the terms. :
and we fail to see how she can do
Otherwise, the world will havp nnthinc
fear from that nation of murderers'
and outlaws for many years to cme. J
In commenting upon the terms the
Asheville Citizen savst -
"The great military machine built'
by Gemany since she overrun .
France in 1870 is broken in triples hv
the terms of the treatv. Thp. armv is .
limited to 100,000 men. The navy is
stripped of submarines and will in.
elude onlv six battleshins. siv lio-nt.
cruisers and twelve torpedo boats" '
with a total personnel of not more '
that 15.000 men. GoTisrrint.i em - in
Germany is abolished, all fortifica-
tions within thirtv milps past nf -
Rhine are to be destroyed and nparlv
all production of war material is tn hp
Alsace-Loraine. stolen in 1 R71 a ra,
to be returned to Fran cp. Thp Sanr
valley will be administered by an in- -
years. The coal mines are tn hp onv- ,
wciiiduuHdi commission ior nttppn .
jen to France for that period and at its
expiration the people will decide by
i voce wnetner tney aesire French or
jGrman nationality. Schleswic-Hol-
stein goes back to Denmark.
Germany shall also hand over the
rvaiaer ana an others equally guilty
with him for trial by an international
tribunal for the murders and outrages
committed by the Huns.
She - shall
also lose all her colonies.
MEETING OF HIGHWAY COMMIS-
A special meetine of . - the Polk
County Road Commission was held on
MJay -5, for organization, . and other ,
business. Mr. S. S. Laughter, of
Greens Creek, was elected to serve in
place of Mr. E. B; Lancaster, resigned
p tiv ri. iioimes was elected chairman
and Ji H. Gibbs, . secretary: ' of r the
Doard, it was decided not to appoint.
a treasurer till the first
roiinr.v thp ftimnrhinitv tr cnhmit nm.
posals for acting in the capacity 'of,
In view of the fact that there is no
money available in most of the town
ships for repair work this year, it was
decided to appoint several overseers
m each township, to serve the balance
! of this year, whose duty it shall be to
warn out all free .labor for road work,
and also to use what tax money is
These overseers will, be appointed
at the next meeting, after they' have
signified their willingness to serve. ,
At this time it is impossible to get
labor for road repair work. It is hop-
SPECIAL TAX DEFEATED.
The election held Tuesday to vote
uopn the proposition for an increase
in taxation for the benefit of the Try?
on Graded Schools was defeated.., The
vote stood 71 against, 70 for.
. Unfortunately the whole matter is
in a mix-up, and one for which there
is no excuse. The polls were closed
long before sundown, while the elec-
J tion law, so we are informed, plainly
states that the polls ' shall open at
sunrise, and remain ' open until sun-;
Messrs. Hill Lankforcf and Steel-,
man received practically all the votes -cast
for trustee, but are in aquandry:
as to know what to do If the elec
tion was illegal, then they are not le-,
gaily elected, . and do not : desire . to
hold the office. J
Oh the other hand it is claimed by
those opposed to the tax that' a'suftV
cient time for calling the election ifid
not exist, therefore if the tax had re
vived a majority it would have been
illegal. . , -r ,
At all events, ,it is proposed to,, call
another election just as soon as. it
can be legally done and settle , the
matter once for; all. - ' . ;
Tryon has won this "distinction in
the matter it is the only town in the
State that has defeated a proposition
to better their public -schools. The
biggest tax payers in Tryon j were in
favor of the tax and did all they could
to carry it. The opposition was head
ed by men -who pay but little tax and
have no children to send to school. '
The ci?y election. Tuesday passed
off very quietly, with the following
results: r ' .
- For Mayor
P. Bacon . . . ; . ...... ... ... 65
E. Missildine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
For Commissioners: .
A. Avant. . . . 86
C. W. Ballenger. . . . ... ... ... .. . . .81-
W. Y. Wilkins. . i 79
G. E. Bell.. . ...... .......... 55
T. H. Coggey . .. . . . . . . .... . . f ... .24
J. P. Lockhart. . . . . . . . ... ... . .'. . .13
In this connection it might be well
to state that Mr. Missildine was not a
candidate for Mayor. . .. - .
-Messrs. Avant, BaUengr and Wil
kins, with M. Bacon as Mayor, were
sworn in by. Mayor .Missildine, Wed
nesday at noon. . v '