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VOL. XXV NO. 14
5a a lt. Gnaral Intoret Gathered By Our Correspondent. From Vtiou.
Sectians of Polk County
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Muncy
Thompson, a boy, Monday last. .
Mss Gertrude Camp has been on the
We are glad to hear that' Mrs. Mil
ler is improving.
Mr. C. 0. Ridings and his mother
pent the wok-end in Gaston.
Jr. J. D.-r-!!- fjert last w?ek at
Toecane with friends and relatives.
.Miss An !av;s is vi-'Jiing na
tives in Cleveland this week.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
The protracted . meeting at Big
Level was a success, adding mater
ially to the good of the church. Bap
tism will be at the B. T. Wilson bridge
on August 24th, at 10 o'clock a. m.,
the fourth Sunday in August.
Messrs Thos. F. Mills and W. J.
Green are visiting 'J. B. Green, at
Spartanburg, this week.
Our present road authorities are
making somV wonderful improve
ments at this time.
Our farmers are sewing grass and
'turnip seed on the advice of our lead
er, Mr. Sams, the county agent,
Mr. H. II. McCrain made a business
trip to Spartanburg, last week.
Miss Alice McCrain was a caller of
Miss Roxie Walker Sunday morning.'
Miss Mollie Com is very ill at pres
ent. Master Barrett and Broaddus Mc
Crain were visitors , Master Arthur
Jackson, Sunday aftgrnpon.
uur revival services win Degn on
the 3rd Sunday in August, also an or
dination of two deacons on Saturday
before the 4th Sunday in August, and
funeral servces wiil be helcHn honor
of Mr. David Halford on the 4th Sun
day in August. Everybody is cor
dially invited to join us in these ser
vices. - Mr. Mose and Taylor Jackson were
visitors of K. K. McCram, Sunday af
ternoon. SUNNY VIEW.
Misses Lizzie Williams, Pearl
Gibbs, Myrtle Whiteside and Annie
Wilson, Messrs. Henry and Frank
Dimsdale, Bill and Ralph Jackson, en
joyed a trip to Chimney Rock, Friday:
Everyone enjoyed a hike up on the
mountain and on the rock, and such a
beautiful place to cool and rest, then
out in the sun with the kodak for pic
tures. After descending from the
mountain a table was selected on a
large rock, near the river and the din
ner was set which every one enjoyed
to the limit.
iur. r.Dnnam jacKson mea at nis
home on last Saturday night. He
leaves a wife and three children to
moum his loss. We extend our deep
Miss Pearl Gibbs was the pleasant
guest of Miss Annie Wilson on last
Quite a large crowd from here
Yent to the baptizing at Cane. Creek,
Mr. Bill Jackson and sister, Ar
kansas, visited their, sister, Mrs. Zira
Smith, of Campobello last week.
Glad to hear she is recovering from
an attack of typhoid fever. V
Misses Minnie and Mandy Lee
M'nch spent Saturday niirht with
Mr. Willie Mills was a caller on the
rte Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Harrison iiibbs and Miss Myr
tle Whiteside were dinner guests at
ilr- J. L. Jackson's on last Sunday.
Mr. A. F. Corbin called at Mr. J. L
Jackson's one day last week, r
( caara. Robert Whiteside and
uben Wilson were callers at Mr. E.
Mich's on last Sunday. ;
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ne meeting closed at Cain. Creek
unday. with 16 baptised.
n; .Aden Green, passed through
at p E' Jackson was buried Monday
Uoper Gap. He leaves many
-uus to mourn his loss.
.Messrs. Hobert Whiteside, , Rduben
- -uu, larencft n.nfe
Misses Maye and Merry
OVER THE COW
Lynch visited at the home of U. S.
Gibbs, last Sunday.
Mr. Tolbert Odell was a caller at
Mr. M. N. Burnett's, Sunday.
' Mrs- Ethel Wilson has returned
home after visiting her mother in
Delia Vess fs visiting her brother
The meeting will begin at Cooper
Gap the third Sunday and we hope
everybody will come.
Mr. Will Corn visited Mr. U. S.
Gibbs, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Bill Jackson called to see Miss
Annie Wilson, Sunday.
A large crowd from near' Sunny
View passed through this section one
(day last week on their way to Chim
There was singing after preach
ing at Cane Creek, Sunday evening.
It is getting to be pretty dry in this
'There was a debate at the school
building here, last Saturday night.
Mrs. Linnie Westbrook has been
liid up for the last week with a crip
pled foot, caused by a rusty nail
Mr. John Webb is very low of con
The two cows of Messrs. Merrideth
and John -Webb were killed by the
same bolt of lightning recently.
Several of the Melvin Hill people
attended protracted meeting at Cooley
Springs, 'last-week, and report good
results; as there are about eleven to
be baptised. v- :'v 1 I .
Mr. TildenHiggins has sold out his
home place and farm here. Mr. Ger
mane Huntley, of Rutherford eounty,
was the purchaser.
Mr. Napoleon Gilbert has arrived
home from France.
There will be regular church meet
ing here next Saturday and Sunday.
There will be a debate at the school
house next Saturday night.
MILL SPRING ROUTE
A very large crowd assembled at
Lebanon church, Sunday, to hear Rev.
Shelton's sermon which was splendid
His text was "Remember the Sabbath
day to keep it holy.". Everyone en
joyed it. The revival began and an
extra large crowd came to hear him
Sunday night. We do not know when
it will close. The revival ciosea at
Big Level, Sunday. We are told that
they had an extra good meeting last
week with Revs. Walker, Womack
and Taylor to do the preaching. The
baptising will be 4th Sunday m Au
gust, at the Wilson bridge.
Several from this section attended
choir practice at Rock Spring Sunday
afternoon. Had some real good sing
ing- Rock Spring choir is practicing
to go to Round Hill 5th Suriday in
August to the singing contest. Will
practice at Lebanon next Sunday Ev
Miss Dorcas Edwards spent Friday
night with Misses Naomi and Mary
Willie Wliiteside at uree, W. C.
Miss Eliza White is visiting rela
tives in Cleveland for a few weeks.
We miss her in the Sunday school as
she is one of our teachers.
Mr. Jim Egerton was the guest of
Ralph Edwards Monday.
Misses Mae and Odessa bearcy vis
ited their grandmother Saturday and
Sunday, near Coper Gap.
Miss Jessie Whiteside visited -the
Misses Flynn and Naomi and Mary
Willie Whiteside last week, at Uree,
Misses Naomi and Mary Willie
Whiteside were the guests of Misses
Mpssie and Dorcas Edwards, Sunday
last. - - ' .
A. F. Corbin has been in this sec
tion" for. the past week, but has gone
to Tryon to .attend, to business
Mrs. J. T. Edwards is on the sick
list this week. i s
Rev. J. M. Taylor spent Sunday
night at A. A Edwards'. : - -
Miss Mossie Edwards visited -; on
Pearidge Monday. .
Misses Bessie and Fannie Lynch
of Rutherfordton, visited their grand:
parents, Mrand Mrs. R. L.D'. Gilbert
last week and attended the revival at
. nfnn Poiwh Fdwards. Knox Wil-
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TRYON, R. a FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1919.
liams . and several others are planning
to leave this week for. Canton, N. C.
On the way from Lebanon, Sunday
night, Mr. Sam O wenby fell and was
badly hurt. Hope he will be able to.
attend church some more this week.
Mr. Henry Hunter spent the week
end with his son, Rev. Ralph Hunter
at Hillchest. ' '
Miss Maude Cox is at Green River
plantation. t . i
Mr. C. E. Gray and family, with
their guests, Miss fiara Dickerson and
Hugh Frazer, motored to Laurens, S.
C, Sunday. .
Miss Fannie Dickerson, of Ruther
fordton, is visiting at Mr J. T.
.. Mrs. John Sanders, of Georgia, is
visiting her mother, Mrs. H. Norville;
Rev. Ralph Hunter is to be away
from Hillcrest this week holding
meetings in S. C, Miss Love will
conduct the usual services at Hillcrest
during -his absence. -JURY
The following names have .- been
drawn to serve as jurors at the Sep
tember term of Superior Court.
J. H. Bishop,
W. J. Green,
J. W. Walker,
C. W. Hines, j
L. C. Pace,
J. K. Davis,
J. P. Abrams,
R. B. Biddy,
J. Hannon Pace,
C. M. Howes, : - ;
W, W. Capps,
John L. Jackson,
J, W. Feagans, .
. J. I. Branscom,
L. L. Tallant, :
R. P. Pitman,
W, C, Hogue
W. B. Allen,
G. W. Edwards,
J. M. Brian,
Z. V. Priqe,
E. W. Green,
H. L. Capps,
O. D. Early,
Chas. N. Sayre,
W. F. Morris,
J. K. Ward,
J. M. Davis,
John H. Bell,
R. B. Staton. V
C. B. Edwards,
J. R. Abrams, , v
G. V. Blackwell,
T. C. Jackson, T j
John Culbreath,' '
R. A. Leonard,
G. T. Thompson
John T. Panther, V
U. S. Gibbs,
M. C. Butler,
J. T. Barber, . 1
A. R. Par,16r,
J. H. Cantrell, 1
W. H. Burrell,
O. T. Jones,
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Ladies Betterment Club, Columbus
J. A. Estabrook, Boston, Mass.. 1.00
N. E. Walker, Landrum, R. l:. 1.00
W. A. CANNON, Treasurer.
The following new names have
been added to our list this week:
M. A. Jackson, Mill Spring.
H. C. Rhodes, Anderson, S. C.
L. T. Gilbert, Mill Spring.
Mrs. Lollie Edwards, Mill Spring.
F. M. Burgess, Columbus.
Gurtis Newman, Fishtop.
G. P. Green, Landrum R. 1. .
v W. C. DanieL Landrum. x
W. S. Forest, Saluda.
J. W. Robertson Saluda.
J. A. Dennis, Bowman, S. C. "(
Frank Dimsdale Kansas City, Kan.
. RENEWALS. ' "
Q. C. Sonner Saluda;
Carolina State Bank, Saluda.
S. H. Slaughter, 1 Saluda.
Frank Jackson, Mill Spring. "
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:3i MENT LAW.
Editor the News-Bee:
As Tax! Supervisor for Polk county,
by virtue of the Revaluation Acf pass
ed by the - last - General Assembly of
North: Carolina, and to answer in a
general way some of the questions put
to me almost every day as to what1
the act means and what it is for; I
want to mg the indulgence of your
readers lone enough to read ; what I
am goingF jo say about it, and, be
ready and prepared to give me the in
f ormation sought when I come around
to see you; . ".. ' .
I Wish ito say at the beginning, that
the Revaluation Act is no partisan or
political Measure, designed or gotten
up by any:particular party, with the
view of gaming any political advan
tage; but : to the contrary, the meas
ure was indorsed, supported and vot-
evl for by every menler of bo:h
branches li'of the legislature without 1
a single exception, every-Democratic
and every IRepublican member voting
for it. -Ife;'".
Section- four, reading as follows,
provides fcpw property shall be valued
" All property, real, personal and
mixe"d, snail be valued from best in
formation obtainable, according to
its true value in money; that is to say
at the price for which said' property
would sell for cash, if voluntarily of
fered forjsale by the owner thereof,
and not lit the price which must be
realized if such property were sold at
This part of -section 4 as to'arriv
ing at values; the work of revaluing
the real ;property is now going on in
all the counties of the State, and the
work of revaluing personal property,
will begin imediately after January
1st, 19201 : : .
The State is going on a new tax
system. fo.r 1920 and. this work, is now
being doij to get it ready for the
purposes:; of taxation in 1920. The
Revaluation Act does not effect your
taxes or j Assessments for 1919.
The slogan is "True value in money
and low tax rates," but in order to get
this, it is. necessary for us to have a
true basis upon which to work, and
the only; true basis upon which
to work put a just and lower tax rate
is upon true values. So far as I have
progressed with the work, I am glad
to state, that I have found every
property; owner in an honest mood
and perfectly willing to divulge the
true valuet of his property as near as
it has be4n possible to arrive at it.
The act further provides that the
net amount 01 any county or
taxing district, shall not, in 1920, ex
ceed whtift was for 1919 by ovr ten
per centjff ; Please understand me, ten
per cent,!;riot ten cents on the hundred
dollars Wdrth of property, as some
to have the idea.
Below ; is a partial list of the most
important questions found in the
questionnaire which will go out to ev
ery owndr of real estate:
7 Adjoining lands of,
8 Distance from nearest City or
'town ;j j'
9 Nameibf City or town. .
10 Does it adjoin , improved graded
road. If itot give distance from such
11 Number of acres in cultivation.
12 Number of acres in grass or pas
tureiJValue $ "
13 Number;' of acres in waste land.
- Value '$
114 Numbfe of acres in timber. Value
15 Number: of dwelling houses. Val
' ue$i -..
16 Number f store houses Value
17 Number, of barns. Value $
18 Number other buildings. ; Value $
Total value of land and all improve
ments. ' -jjfjt: . v
29 In your .best judgement does the
answer gtyen to question 28, repre
sent the actual cash value of this
tract of .land and all improvements on
the 1st day of May 1919?
30 If not, bvhat was the actual vIue
of the property as a whole? C
31 Does jthis tract contain merchant
able . timber in excess of that neces
sary for general farm use on this
tract. ; C ., ' .-. '.; ' ' ,..';
32 If ye 'give best estimate of tim
ber in thousand feet.
33 Has .timber right been, sold and
conveyed? J -
34 If ye4 to whom ?
35 What K was the consideration of
sale? - to-?
36 Give i amount of insurance on
buildings. ' . .
37 If whole property was rented in
POLK COUNTY FARM AND HOME DEPARTMENT
Edited by J. R. Sams, County Agent.
AGAIN THAT PASTURE. 1
In all lands where the. pasture is
recognized as the most paying prop
osition on the farm, labor considered,
it is also recognized that brushes,
briars and weeds are the worst ene
mies until strong grass and clover
sods are established. Therefore the
establishment and maintenance of
manent pastures, these, pasture ene
mies must be attended to NOW YES
RIGHT NOW, is the time of year to
go for these pasture pests. Hate
them in the pasture as you hate the
snake, and fight them as you would
a RATTLE SNAKE. Now don't read
this and go out and forget; but get
busy right now, with axe, mattock,
bush scythe and grass ' scythe and
clean up the pasture. Don't accuse
me of threshing old straw; for this
will be a subject for discussion till
you do it. So if you want me to
stop writing and talking grass and
permanent pastures, just get busy
and build up some good pastures on
every farm in Polk county, and then
I'll hold up on that subject and hop
onto my real hobby, which is Live
Stock improvement by the way v jof
sires and otherwise.
Don't fail to grow some kind of
legume crop this fall. Oats andvetch
with acid phosphate will make you a
pile of hay next spring just when you
will need it, and leave your land in
fine condition for peas and crimson
clover next year.
Crimson clover should be sown just
out ahead. Use stable manure and
1918 what was the value in money of
rent received ?
38 If cultivated by owner, or partly
cultivated and partly rented, what
was the fair rental value of the whole.
39 When did you acquire this tract of
land? If by purchase what, was the
41 Were there any circumstances con
nected with the sale which caused it
to sell for more or less than its value
at the time?
42 Give-., cost of improvements made
since purchase. Have you sold any
part of it since purchase? If yes, at
What price per. acre? Was part sold
worth more or less per acre than bal
ance of tract? Have you had a genu
ine offer for this tract or any part,.of
it, in the last two years? If yes,. give
the highest offer.
The above is a list of the most es
sential questions to be answered by
the propehty owner, and, remember
that these questions are required to
be answered as nearly accurate and
correct as it is possible ot answer
them from the information ob-
tainable, and the property owner ;is
also required to make oath and sub
scribe to the answers before the Su
pervisor when he calls around to take
up your questionnaire or aid you .in
filling it out., N
GEO. A. GASH,
Tax Supervisor Polk County;
SALUDA COMMUNITY FAIR.
The preliminaries of the Saluda
Community Fair are well under way,
the premium list being now. in the
process of preparation. Effort will
be made to offer premiums of rather
more value than is customary at the
smaller community fairs, even though
it may be necessary to keep the list
rather short for the first year or two.
A substantial sum- has already been
subscribed toward the premium fund;
and more money will be raised by
popular subscription. This, together
with the sum furnished, by the State,
should enable the Fair Association' to
offer premiums of value sufficient to
attract the best agricultural and hor
ticultural' products of the community.
. Due to the. fact that the country
tributary, to the town of Saluda de
rives considerable revenue from the
production r of fruits and vegetables,
it is hoped that the premiums and ex
hibits in the horticultural department
will both" be above the average in "interest.-
Special effort will be made1 to
attract creditable exhibits of apples,
for which Saluda has made an envia
ble name, and of potatoes, which do
remarkably well in " this soil and cli
mate. " -
Probably no other enterprise serves
$2.00 A YEAR
acid phosphate to give it a start, and
lime in advance helps wonderfully. "
Think of it and, think fast.
When to Wean Pigs.
At the conference of swine exten
sion workers of Uniteo! States Depart
ment of Agriculture, held recently in
Washington, the question of -weaning
pigs arose. The discussion brought
out the fact that in some parts of the
eountry farmers followed the practice
of weaning their pigs at most all ages
from five weeks up. The conclusions
reached were that for best results ;
pigs should be allowed to nurse the
sow for at least 10 weeks- where it is
possible to do so. It was decided that'
it would be still better to allow the
pigs to wean themselves. A good
suckling sow properly fed should be
in a. good flow of milk up to the time
the pigs are at least 10 weeks of ag.
Without question the mother's milk is
the best possible feed to obtain for.
young pigs. Consequently hog grow
lers should take advantage of this nat
ural feed to the greatest extent pos
sible. . v .
Plow Wheat Land by August 15. t
Stubble land that is to be sown to
winter wheat should be plowed by the
middle of August. The United States
Department of Agriculture and State
experiment stations have made many
tests. Those of the past year corrob-'
orate the earlier ones. "The earlier
the plowing, the larger the yield," has
been accepted doctrine for:-years
Other things being equal, it holds
so well, for the suminvesed, to bring
before the publican concrete fonri the
advantages and capabilities of a con
munity, as the community fair. That
Saluda has many advantages and pos
sibilities has, for a long time, tjeen
lost sight of by much of the outside
world, and even by some of her own
citizens. The Fair, which is to be
held on September 25 and 26, on the
grounds of the Saluda Seminary,1 will
afford a rare opportunity 4 for T local
farmers and fruit-growers to display
their products to good advantage.
ALERT M. S ALLEY, Secretary.
COLUMBUS BAPTIST CHURCH.
Sunday school 10:30, We' want to
see a large .crowd at Sunday school
next Sunday .
Public worship ai 11:30.
B. Y. 1Y U. 7:1-0 in tne evening.
O :v revival services will begin on
A!;':st 17th, and we trust the people Z
or Columbus :md ihe 1 surrounding
co i ll ry v ill take advantage of these
scrvi-:t!s. ' Ret. J. W. Vesey, of Ashe
ville will do the preaching, - and . we
feol sure will prove a rpiritual force
in our midst while ho is here. "A
hearty velcon& extended to alL h The
church with a welcome. ' '
E. J. JONES; Pastor.
RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY. ;
Tryon Council No. 143, Jr. OU. A
M., prides itself on the genuine feel
ing of brotherW love that exists be
tween, all of its members, and mem
bers of their families!. . Therefore' be
it"' '' '" - .. :V?-?v- ;.ff
Resolved: That Tryon Council' No,
143, Jr. O. U. A. M., extend to Bro. .
J. H. Metcalf and family, our sincere;
sympathy in their dark hour, when
they have lost a wife and mother. We
offer our sympathy. There is only
one who can give comfort in this,
their trying hour, and that is the Su
preme Councilor of the universe.
"He Who doeth, all things well." To
Him we would commend the sorrow:
ing ones. . ' . . . - : .: ... v-
Be it also Resolved: That, a copy off
these resolutions be sent to Bro. Met
calf, one printed in the-Polk County
News, and one spread upon the rec
ords of our Council.
- Wayne ', Creaseman, j
y. Ralph S. Jackson,
J. C. Fisher. ' .
"Rat Snap Beats the Best Trap Erer
y- Made," Mrs. Emily Shaw Says.
"My husband bought $2 - trap. I
bought a 50c box of HAT-SNAP. The
trap only caught 3 trats but RAT
SNAP, killed 12 in a week. I'm never
without RAT-SNAP Reckon I
couldn't " raise chicks without it."
EATSNAP comes in cakes. -Three
sizes, 25c, 50c, $1.00. Sold and guar
anteed by The Ballenger Co., an4
Carolina Hardware po.