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VOL. XXV NO. 6
r.RT READY FOR THE
FOURTH OF JULY.
The Fourth of July is going to be
relebrated in great style at Columbus.
Remember it is to be Polk .county's
-elcome to our returned soldier, boys.
They will nearlv all be home by that
time, so let's do the thing up right.
Capt. Robert R. Williams, . of the
81st, has been invited to make an ad
dress, and it is hoped he will return
to his home in Asheville before that
time, and be ready to come to Polk
county on the Fourth.
It is going to be an exclusive Polk
county affair. Polk county people
have beenjrivited to partake in the
entertainment, and nearly all have ac
cepted the invitation. . .
Pack your baskets with', lots of
good "eats" and go to Columbus. .Jt
will be a good timeto get acquainted
with one another. Be there.
THE CAPITAL JIw NEEDED.
There is a widespreadi sentiment in
favor of abolishine canital punish
ment, due to sympathy for the one
who has gotten in trouble,; but there
are frequent illustrations of the ur
gent need of rigidly enforcing the
law for the protection of society and
the good of the community.
A lynching which is itself & crime
was avoided in Catawba: county re
cently only when confidence in the law
prevailed, when the outraged citizens
were led to believe that the negro
brute, who assaulted. a ; 1 white: girl
would be' promptly tried' and: convict-"
ed ancU sentenced to the electric chair.
In some cases it is possible that a
person has been unjustly found guilty
of a capital crime, but such- have
abundant opportunity to appeal to
higher authority for clemency and to
prove their innocence or guilt. Death
is the only penalty that will' fit cer
tain crimes, and the publicsafety will
be in peril if the law is ever repealed.
In connection with" the Catawba af
fair mentioned, the Hickory Record
makes this comment:' ' :
"The next time some bald-headed or
long-haired gent stands upon his feet
in the general assembly and offers
to abolish capital punishment,, some
body should pass the chloroform rai
der his nose. He should be' put to'
sleep for 60 days. If the bill intro
duced at the last session had not been
emasculated before- if- left the house
and killed dead in the senate Catawba
county would have had? Jynchirig.
There could have been no answer to
the mdignantop1e.''Lenoir 'Kews
SERGEANT YORK RECEIVES
Srgeant Alvin C. York Tennessee
mountaineer and hero" of the battle of
the Argonne, has received his dis
charge from the army and has gone to
his home at Pall Mall, Fentress coun
ty Tennessee. Sergeant York - has
wired Senator McKellar asking , him
to introduce the" necessary legislation
allowing the return of the revolver
No. 24,048 with which' he killed the
Germans at the time of the Argonne
exploit. The revolver was . turned
over to the army quartermaster, at
Ketz, France. -
Detailing the figh't m which i he
gamed undying fame and for which
he received the Congressional medal;
the highest honors' bestowed by the
United States on any soldier, Ser
geant York said: . : - . :; '
"I was sitting dovn when the bat-:
tie was going-on: . I s wasn't excited;
i ou know if things got hot a fellow
shouldn't mind that. You ought never
"itt ,se heart- Just . at the time you
think you are about to surreprW
yourself -the other fellows are ready
to surrender. The Germans , came
down -the hill. There were-seven 1 or
Jght of them in the first wave, I
want have time to count them but I
Jgan rapid firing. I guess I got
them all because they, all went down;
My men were on my. left guardmig
the prisoners. In the batch upon the
Ajuside I kept on hearing some one
shooting, I went after him and found
German Major who had emptied
two clips. I would have shot him but
he threw down his gun. I made them
all take off their belts and throw
away their guns and acks where
they stood. I couldn't -help but 'get
tickled at them when they Went
marching off with me holding' my
forty-five. The German major, he
got mad when he found out there
wer6 so few fo us and said "Oh" in
good English wheii: he founds out I
'-9 an American. He1 thought
were going to kill him."'
THE SHEPHERD OF THE MOUN
rAe word was Drought to Observer
LT . yesleray from "Nag: Head
..Kn'01"?, at wil1 be passed around
thS S?tly. by mountain--people of
rlnt. Blowing Rock section. . It was a
uozen years ago that Rev: William R.
ZZe, a iin sand-fiddler, was re-
sw; Unurcn edict from the sea-
E?10 Vf religious work? in that
Roelc ' Ha ie was seated' --at mowing
tral 2i .shortly became-a ceo
munitv ir n theJife of - that com
ister t ? e was an Eplscopat min-
h y the far-eTSt
nowV T. secant of God. He -lWed
He nut. hi a talents as
WowinTR fwener' to .work, and
lllS KOCk hlrtoe,J .44. -
V4Usier of Qu- ,Tueu V
-.w.kAVVl VUV 11IW e
comihunffT . ne saw the need or
- muiuty center where the people
two; Soldiers. "
Her kitchen girl had left her. and she'd all the
" work?, to do'- . ' V ,'
Upon the day the pluinbtn be and let the wa-
ter thrduf h; - .
The baby ha4 the, chicknpox-he had to go and
The doctor off the mibjeet; ahef ahefett aid prain
edhorkne. " . t .': '-,. : :
A paasins iiefchbir brouht her homethe fire'd
soneout bz thei J ... - $
Sheateifriild'ineal aiid theU 'W rot h.er.ink
and pen ,
And Wrapped a shawl about her, and beneath the
, eveninsrhunp . , , ,1- "
She wrote a letter to herinan-a toidier down ia
."' ; camp. -'" '". -. - ' ;
"Dear John. Your lovinjr letter waa received to
V day.Ihope . , : . .
You're well. I keep ao busy thatr t have no time to
mope. ' .
The weather's cold, but beautiful; and: eprinj is
lpnSthe way. : '
The baby's ot a tooth. I took a trip down town
today. -,: -
And Mr. Johnson picked me up in his big motor
car .-"V,;-- f v ''y-f
.And brought me home You can't believe how
kin the neighbors are! ' J '
3aby and I've decided we will lead the simple
life :r?-:h ; :
Aad stay at home for quite awhile. With lots of
, ' ; Your Wife."
Her name was Mrs. Legion, aa i she's quite well
known to me. ' -;
Her husband is a soldier of his cPuntry; so is she.
Ted Robinson in Cleveland Plain Dealer.
could be brought together! for social1
Intercourse and for intellectual ad
vancement, and by some means he
laisecj the money for the building jOi
a library and community home, ; and
this ' quickly : bcame - a popular rehdet
vous for both natives -and? visitors;
Around this home he set out a wealth
of mountain" shrubbery ..' and flowers,
and the- surroundings soon - developed
a picture of urban beauty that might
excite envy in the heart of the nur
sery catalogue man. Meantime Mr.
Savage's "charges" were , scattered
over remote sections of the" mountain
region. He had no horse, and ; he
footed it to and from these places of
modest gatherings. The deeper the
snow, the earlier he made his start
for v his appointment," ; and ;none
waited in vain. There are some
readers of this paperrwho- may yet re-
member the story of a chohce obser
vaUon of this good friend1 of human-
ny piocuung nis way ;nu me-snowy
depths of the valley -one wintry Sun
day; morning, singing on his way and
seeing in the ice-coated fronds o the
spruce only so many glittering sym
bols of the cross.
r And : so it; has come to pass that ah
appreciative authority of the Church
has again' sent him from the sand
jdones' of the east to the higher' bills
of the 'west, to once more resume his
labors among a people he had leamed
to - love and in whose hearts he had
round an., abiding place1, lne s new
center of Mr. Savage's activities will
be at Jefferson, but little removed
from the Blowing Rock community.
yet rejoicing in the blessings of the
upiiiunor worK ne pianiea mere, tsui
for him - and .the people of the region.
one location is as good as another,
and wherever- his : tent is cast there
will , be- common t claim-upon him as
the Shepherd of ; the Mountains.
MrsI-Henry, of! Statesville, has
returned to. her home, taking her lit
tle grandson, W. H. Pace, Jr. with her
for an extended visit) "
Miss Irene Salley, - who: has been
spending - some time in Asheville and
Saluda for the benefit of her health,'
has "returned to her home in Orange
burg, S;C, much Improved., Mac
Salley; her nephew, accompanied her
for a visit to his grandparents.
Mrs; Sidney Dunn and Sidney, Jr
are visiting ' her mother; Mrs. M.
Reade, while her husband, Capt. Dunn
ir. ah t
is overseas, or uhmi swie tn jum mm
in France. Miss Gene Rad has also
returned for the summer.: .
Gov. Cooper, of South Carolina and
his' wife: Mrs. Cooper, spent a few-
days at Melrose Inn. where they have
selected rooms to which 'they will re
turn in k a few days, to spend-the' sea
son.; " .... .
Mis Rosa Box and Mr. Russell
TrkA have returned to Saluda.-bring
ing with them Commandant Ray and.
Mr. Jack Bull, a teacher and. a fellow
student of Piedmont fcoiiege: : j
Mi sis BessiA Sonner. al student at
Piedmont college, has returned1 for the
vacation. ' ' -. . : ' I
The students of Piedmont college;
resident: here and visitors gave : an
enjoyable entertainment J at-Library
Half' last -week, for the benefit of the
Red Cross orphan im France, clearing
Mr. Joe Meyer, of Washington, D.
C, spent last week with the-familyof
W. H. Pace, and seethed to enjoy his
stayevery much. - - ;
- The Rev. Mr. Gordon and his wife
have-returned to Saluda? for the sum
mer, and are occupying their cottage
on Cplumbja Heights.; . v . '; -.
TMa WrH Ravenel is stODDing at
the-Holiy HUl while "getttirig their
Maiiir'fnf oeeurjancv. - ?
kjm' "ar aH" ' Han chter.vv Miss
Gussie, are here for the feummer.bpth;,
bemgOld summer imucw. , j . ,
v . Thompson, & ngarage.is
nearine completion, and ; is ' a great
improve""?"' w, " r .
Miss Waring is having a new-roof
put on her cottage. ; , . -- ,
Mis.Louise Lane has returned from
her visit to Savannan, ana ioua
AND. THETRVJ! BEE5
TftYON, K.. G
Mrs Elizabeth' McGfaw
ters, of South , Carolina, attended
viui kju hi, . ouver vreeK. -' -: r. i: v:
Several of. the vnnn v TiatvrA a z -from
here atended the :, children's day exer
cises at th M. E. church in . MiU
pring;.imaay. . .
Misi Charitv : : Wllliama HnffVfor nf
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wlliams h&t-
pily married tp Mr. C. Reagan Brad--
y. son oi wr and, Mrs: E W. Brad
ley,, on Sunday.. June 8th. at 1ft a. ni.
The: bride was- attired in a beautiful
vxb ub ciiuievurpss, wim accessories
to match. Charity is- a. girl of loving
disposition, and "has many friends in
the country. Mr. v Brad ev was - a
member of the auartermastpir corn
at : Greenville, during . the warr We
wiou ir na mrs craaiey a nappy
life. -'-r-.v; vU. ' " . ' -
Mr.' N; Ei.ArledfireV of thfl. IT. f: H
has been released; and is now spend
ing several4days.with his parents, Mr
and, Mrs. H. P.iArledge. He will ac
cept trie same" position he ; had ? at
Spartanburg, before enlisting 'inthiB
navy. K.r - " .
Miss Mattie . Earlv and brother.
at R. M. Constant's, Saturday and
ounuay. : . --.-.v; . '
Mr. and Mrs; I. C. Arledce. of
South Carolina, were euests at Surmv
View farm Sunday, also Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Splawn of Mill Spring .
Miss Lena anoVMrr Frank Green' at-
Germany and Mexico are both en
deavoring- to join the Leagu of ; Na.--
tions. .no wonder so many people are
opposed to the .League. .No respecta
ble nation would care . to associate
with two such old reprobates as these
two." '- ' - -:
Polk County people are just aa proud
of her soldier boy o
irirr ;tt tKow them, thxt they are . in
big Fourth of July
ta be fjiven in honor of $ their ) return, at
Every man; woman and child in Polk
county has a specialinvitationj to be : at
this celebration; Bring plenty to eat.
Miss Sue Jones spent Sunday with
Miss Naomi Dimsdale.
Mr. Pearson -Dimsdale was a caner
at Mr. J. S. Melton's, Sunday. .
Mr. Henry: Ruff: was a pleasant call
er at Mr. J. HTLawter's, Sunday. .
Mr. Dewey -JacKson was a visiwr
Mrs. Eliza Bailey's, Sunday.
Mr. King Lawter, was. a caller at
Mr. J. P. Dimsdale's, Sunday.
, Mr and Mrs. B. H. Wilson were
visitors at Mr. Wilson's mother, Mrs.
W. A. Ruff, Saturday night and bun-
Mr! and Mrs. J. A. Ruff visited their
daughter, Mrs. Haskel Lydie, at Pis-
gah Fores V saturaay, reuirmng ou
Mr. Harrison Searcy was a caller at
Mr. Bud Lawters, Sunday;
Miss Murilla. Dimsdale has, returned
home after being, at Turkey Paw,
with her aunt, Mrs: Dora Dimsdale.
1 Mr. Posey k Brown,' of Spartanburg,
visited his uncle Mr. J.. P. Dimsdale,
Mr. and" Mrs. Major Jackson are
visiting Mrs. Jackson's mother, Mrs.
W. A. Ruff. r
Mr. and - Mrs. Jasper : Lawter are
the proud parents of a fine boy. .
. Misses Leona Lawter and Ruthie
Bailey visited Mrs. Posey " Williams
Sunday afternoon. . ...
: Mr: Martin McCrain is very ill, and
his recovery is very doubtful.
" Mr. R. L. D. Gilbert and son were
visitors at Mr. H. H. McCrain's, his
son-in-law,' Sunday. They were also
callers at Mr, Martin McCrain's Snii-day;aftrnoc;:-;-;;;T
, Farmers are very busy ? in "this sec
tion sincetheauc weather hos:return
edalthonghssany were calledto court
lthis:weekiV i;- " , .
brUtionlatNDclumbus and hurrah for
gbodld Polk county. ftinoi '
' Glad Tasaty 'of the; boys are ?re-
Mrs. Twitty, Jackson2has : been . at
Rutherioraton nospivai wr wmo
JUKZ 13, 19i 9.
" Everyone ?who attended the child
ren's day exercises at the M. E.
church, Sunday, reports a nice time.
The exercises were certainly enjoyed
Mrs. rW B. Trogden anJ litttle babej
Mary Garren, are boarding at- the
home of Mr. J. H GibbsX , 1. ";
Mr. G. C. Brisco and George Vivian
have returned from Wilmington,- Del
aware, where they spent a week with
the former's son, Mr. Leo .; Brisco.
TheyiWere accomDanied frcAi Ruther--
Ifordtotf'byijMss Sallie Geer. - f
l Mrs j Jz A. .- Steele attended the
Comrnencementr exercises? of Converse
coIJee at Spartanburg last week-end.
Some of the surveyors - spent-Saturday,
and Sunday at Saluda.
C Quite,, a crrwd ; attended the far
mers' nieetin at the school house last
Saturday night, ' ;. . . ,.-.
:,Jss.;A'oeQcHe'ran is visiting her
brother near. Cross" Keys;
Let everybody go to Columbus, July
:4th." v . " : ' ; '
f ) :Thrjs.e wno -attended the party at
tne nome pi Mis Gladys Uibbs, lost
Thursday night report a nice time.
Mr. Witcher Moore, oi the U. S.' N.
is home on a few days furlough. He
Lis visiting relations hv . Tryon and
Melrose this week. ,
, The singing at Pearidge, Sunday,
was a success. Rev. ;'Pink , JWbitg
E reached. . a,,, very, interesting sermon,
inner seemed to be plentiful. ;.
The little two-year-old child of Mr.
and Mrs. James Melton passed away
Saturday night.,' ' Was buried at Mill
Spring Baptist church, Sunday. "As
you are now so once was I; as I am
now you shall be; prepare for death
and follow me." .
as can be, and is jjo-
celebration which i is
and don't know, when; she 'will be aoie
to return home.
Mrs. Moses' Jackson has been home
for some time from the Ruthrfordton
hospital. She is getting! along very
Well.'-.-; . . . ' ''- ': "
Mrs. J. W. Clarke is visiting Mrs.
C: E. Grav ''-'.v;vv- -
Mr. R. M Twitty spent Sunday in
Sergeant R. M. Abrams has returned
from France. ! ' v-
Mr. Fred Sims, of Rutherford coun
ty, spent Sunday with his sister, Mrs.
Jfiliza Owensby., :
Miss Fannie Dickersori is visiting
Miss Priscilla Camn. J - i
Mrs M. O. Dickerson and -Mrs H.
L. Carpenter, and Mrs. Edgar John
son, of Norfolk, Ya., visited MrSr C.
j Misses Millie and Docia McKinhey
attended service at Peandge, Sunday.4
. Lieut. J, M Camn. recently back' af
ter year and a half in France, has
orougni-ros onae nuuie. . r . -Miss
Mary Camp i has returned
from Athens: Tenn. -
A violent hail storm did consider
able 'damage to crops in this neigh
borhood, Sunday afternoon.
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AN ARTIST OF PROMISE; :
Mr. - Fred Reich, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry ' Reich, -;- of I .Tryon, is a
young artist oi great promise. -Last
Thursday he gave a display of
his paintings at the Lanier Library
rooms, and those, who had the -pleas
ure pf seeing them1 were loud in .their
praise. . . - ' -
-On last Sunday-Mr. and Mrs. Cope
land were sruests- of Mr. and Mrs.
Reich, and had the pleasure-of seeing
a .great many cithevpainUng8done
by the young m while m -. t ranee.
He was billeted iatthe south of. France
and painted quite a number 'ofj views
of.-Southern Fncxce.C WhiIqL,iot; at
tempting to f set fursjelf. ,up',,as an- art
critic;- yet 'we believe cthere is a bril
liant future in store forff young
to know, voice these sentiments, r ,
The ladies of the Columbus Better-
ment Club wish, to thank the men of
Polk county for their liberality in pat-
ronizmg their refreshment stand, al-
so the courtesy extended them. Quite
a pice sum was realized, the proceeds
to be used in building cement walks
aroradschooLproperty., - .
Py8 A The Sewing Circle' . and The
at an ice-cream social
to be held during the teachers' sum-
roer school, date to be announced la-
ter, proceeds for the soldiers' monu-
ment fund. .
-Every community in Polk county
should have a community social of
some kind to help swell the funds for
irZ i tj c,,uvu";"cuu y m wus county . wnen tne routes
j..R., Sams is in Madison cbun- were originally planned. How many
tys week ' . ; ' ; people realize, that it takes thirty-six
j-Miss; Pearl ; Keenan visited - Miss hours for letters sent to within a mile
Mae- Mills this week, ; - . , of Tryon, to receive an answer, and
iss Odessa Mills, . . Miss Thelma that much of Polk county's mail goes
and Miss Hannah Mae McGuinn left, to Hendersonville and into Rutiier
Tuesday :Tf or Asheville, to attend the ford counties and South Carolina be
B P U.cWivention. j: fore being delivered within a few
,Kev .and Mrs. E. J. Jones were din- miles of its starting point,
ner guests ot Mr. and Mrs. C D. -m, ' - i " I ' j l j
Elliott,. Sunday. ' . - Mr. Sams also emphasized the need
JMrs. Ada Brown and children, of
Newberry, S. C, are. visiting Mrv and
Mrs. E. W, Dedmond. s S
uolumbus was . well represented at
the children's dav at Bethlehem Moth-
odist church, Mill ; Spring. Everyone
wuru ounoays m ine montnr: Sunday
school at 10f30, at the Columbus BaX
tist. church- We are making special
efforts to inrrtW w .Qnnif v. ortrti
had 78 in attendance last Sunday, a
very gratifying- increase. '. Let us
work together for the 100 mark. Our
services are interesting and enjoya-
S- 'rIlmittee to study the needs of the far-
- Pastor. I
e crops, especially
was feadlyjamagecrby the hail storm
.iMmi Snwill be
very busy this week, harvesting their
Wheat Crop. ..,-. .-:
tnat had been'ragmg on Toney moun-
tain for about two days. i:-
A large -crowd, attended the ice
cream supper. .at Frank- : Jackson's,
?. There will :Mjan"aifayf 'service;
Greens Creek, next Sunday.." Eyery-
body invited. ' ' - . -
' Quite ' a number of people; around
Sandy Plains attended the all day ral-
ly at Pcaridee. Sunday Some also
went to Mill Spring. ; ;
we are. expecting a number. of the
soldier: bdys from this vicinity who
belong to the 81st division, home,
wthin a few days ; - ..
Mr- Posey Hnderson is quite ill, we
are informed. : r .
James. Jones is on the sick ilst. He gathered about the burning building,
is staying with his . mother Mrs. The auto fire truck was. brought td the
Elizabeth Jones on the mountain. . - scene- as soon as possible, but the fire
The finest rye. ever grown in this had gained such headway that noth
section,;and some wheat are being jng could be done to save the building
harvested now. - , : - or contents. ' .'
Well. Brother Lynn, three more rat- - Wilkins-A. Co., grocery and feed
tiers have been added fo the casualty dealers, suffered the greatest loss, as
list. Mr, Tf C. Price was lying in the the entire stock was destroyed, and a
shad of an aoole tree to rest, one of laro-P nnantitv of feed and flour had
these warm days, when he discovered
that a large rattler had crawiea up
and was within two feet of him, lick-
ing out his tongue but he lost no
time in giving Mr. snake all the room,
Mr. Beach. McMurray passed thru
here 4ast Sunday. He says he has no
use for Fiance. ;
E. J. Bradley was the guest of T.
W. v Bishop's family, Sunday. .
The worst complaint we hear, of is
that of having to attend ' court this
A RARE OLD VOLUME.
" Mr. Henry Reich is the. possessor of
a rare old volume. It is a. religious
book, printed in 1726, in the German
Ion mio Cf0 . - i '
. Of course all the work was , hand
work.1 The; paper was made oy nana,
the printing done on a hand press,
and the binding done by hand -The
remarkable part of it is the perfect
state of preservation of the old book,
Notwithstanding - time has yellowed the
paper it is still in good : condition.
The printing was done in red and
black, and the red ink is as brilliant,
no doubt, as the day the book was
printed. At any rate, no such prints
ing ink can be secured these days,
nor is anvthine like as good grade oi
as tne one mr. rwncn possesses, two
hundred years from now.
MILL SPRING ROUTE L
Mr. H.-K. Corn is very sick this
Several from this section went' to
Columbus last Monday. :
Misses Grace and Oma Gibbs , were
guests, of Miss .Maggie Jackson, Sun-
day afternoon. . . -r ,
The hail storm on last Sunday did
;Sheriffc FrahkJacksp. was Jn" this withlgpierousapplaiise.; : j
section oh .business, Saturday last.y v 5 Mri- Arthur KJaryer has ? before en-
Mflfr'W tertairieTrtotf audiences.' with his
trip ioVLandrum 5:! C last Mondavi smgmg,' and - a usual, did' not fail to
considerable damage' nr this section. -Jhear -Mr. Carver sm, arid he is corn
Mr Mack McGuinn and uncle were ) mended upon the willingness with
Sunday evening.. v .
$2.00 A YHAR
I MRi SAMS AT THE LANIER CLUB
, It was most unfortunate that so .
few were present, last Thursday af-
ternbon, to hear what Mr.-Sams, our
County demonstrator, had to a ro
the women of the Lanier Ciuu. Tryon;
because Mr! Sams' message was of N
value to the members as women as
well as inhabitants of Polk county.
In surmising the chief of the exist- ;
ing points against the prosperity, of
Polk county, Mr. Sams cited that the
roads all led out of the county to
trading centers in Rutherford or
Henderson counties, and South Caro- -
lina, instead of a having their broad
ends lead to some town in Polk; that
the rural -mail fivetme Worn miOAw. - '
able, as a result of the lack of inter-
IT , VCi j K vv T . y Tu
fanks and merchantsto secure the
trade that flows outside, on account of
tT v,1 Yf cZlwZ
Vons T, jt s.eeme V
'TSaT SSSS SHhfmaU
I T 11 T I I i ZC
Sr.to eJ1?ta n.f
rV. hiith fn?T
made to estabhsh a cotton gm, a
1 flour mill-and cottton warehouse. .He
suggested that a good, r agricultural
background should ; be stronger, and
more substantial than the tourist bus
iness; and that the Chamber of Com
merce- appoint an agricultural com-
-There were many in the audience
who did not agree with Mr. Sams and
I .Lavm ia w o
chinery and commerce, and these felt
ilAwnd Tw alan t..tA tharfof fhat. if
I Just forthi peace and quiet that
Ui, An'f nm4n'i,Ak.. i.j
Irome to Trvon: : v -
I -, . - . , . . ,v- -
a lie lew . prefscut wcic -, -inciin.cu. - w
out the county ;;ta,help Jnisaanyways,
of development: and all were -most' ap
preciative-of Mr. Sams' well drawn
picture -of our opportunities as a
Club, arid all hoped ' to ;be able to do
sometmng rowaros ine aeveiopmenc
oi Mtn wwn ana couniry, especially
vuc iipw-vcicufc.ux ww.iuiai iu .
SECOND FtRE WITHIN - - "
The building of Wilkins .& Co., was
comoletelv destroyed bv fire . Wednes-
I day morning. - The alarm was given
about three o'clock,-and a crowd -soon
just been. received a. few days ago. Mr.
wjlkins could not give us a statement
as to his probable losses, but the stock
was estimated at about $18,000 with
only $8,000 insurance. 1
The Southern Mercerizing Co.; oc-
cupied the basment. and all the ma-
chinery was-destroyed. The greatest
loss to this concern will be in time, as
a win take many months : to - secure
new machines, and the company is
rushed to the limit with orders. - ;
1 i Mrs. Rhodes occupied the first floor,
jointly with Wilkins & Co., with a
millinery stock,. Mrs. Rhodes had a
nice stock of goods and was enjoying
a good business, but' unfortunately
carried no insurance. ' r " -
Frank' McFarland occupied the up
stairs with a- stock of undertaker's
1 goods. All were lost, partially coyer
ea Dy msurance. ' , . ...
Mr. Wiltons announces that he. will
soon be in business again in tempora-
ry quarters and will ! occupy- the
building; lately vacated by the Caro-
lina Hardware Co. .
This same building was gutted by
fire only a little. over, a year ago.
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. ' MAM
given a treat, Tuesday mgh, in the
shape ;-of a musicalrtainment, at
Mia Mft T.indev. daughter of
Mr.-and Mrs." W. :T..dndsey, who had
just returned home from Atlanta, Ga
where she had spent the winter in
musical study furnished the ; instru-
mental selections. It is unnecessary
to further comment on this part of
the entertainment, for Miss Iindsey's
work as, an instrumental performer is
too well known by TryoniteSj- to need
any.' She played up to ihst; usual
good.formand her ! selections met
f entertain. It is "al ways a pleasure to
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