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THE POLK COUHH HEWS anrtTRYOH BEE
Consolidated Nov. 191 5
Published every Friday at
TRYON, NORTH CAROLINA
Entered aa second-class matter April 28. 1915
at the post office at Tryon. North Carolina, un
der the act of March 3. 1879
B. F. COPELAND, - Editor
C. BUSH, - Business Manager
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"Long May It Wave
Now that Jim Vardaman and Cole
Blease have been retired to private
life, here's hoping that Jim Reed will
W. S. S.
Outside, ff his great wealth accum
ulated in a short period, can any one
tell why Henry Foid should be con
sidered big enough for senatorial tim
ber?;. w. s. s
Gen. Pershing's prediction of "Hea
ven, Hell or Hobokeri Before Christ
mas," has been "changed to "Heaven,
Hell or German Territory Before
Christmas." We wish it could be
w. -s. s.
The allies are back almost to the
original Hindenburg line, and in a
few instances have gone beyond that
line. Soon the Rhine will be reached,
then Fritz will let out a howl that can
be heard from Amsterdam to Yuba
dam. w. s. S-
The Republicans of Michigan evi
dently do not relish the idea of a
Democratic president attempting to
dictate the nomination of a United
States Senator for them. Result
Henry Ford did not run much of a
race on the Republican ticket.
w. s. s.
The primaries in Illinois will take
place shortly. If the Republicans of
that state expect to hold their place
amongst the loyal citizenship of the
country, Billy Mason and old Bill
Thompson will be buried even deeper
than Cole Blease was in South Caro
lina. w. SS.
J.. Ham Lewis, the, gentleman with
the "pink" whiskers, is on the Demo
cratic ticket for United States Sena
tor from Illinois. While the State is
not very proud of J. Ham, yet he is
a credit to such characters as Sher
man and Mason, Republicans.
W. S. S
Just because "Grandpap voted that
way" is no excuse for you to continue
in his footsteps. Vote for the man
wno will agree to do all in his power
to prosecute this war to a victorious
end, and to strengthen the hands of
our boys who have gone, or are going
w. s. s
We take back all theunkind things
we ever thought 'about Mississippi
and South Caraolina.' With the re
tirement of the long haired gentleman
of the former state, and the defeat of
Cole Blease in the lattr, it looks as if
there was good reason to look for
ward to the retirement of freaks and
demagogues in those two old com
monwealths. w. s. s.
Hats off to South Carolina. Sne
has no room for slackers and pro
Germans either. The notorious Cole
Blease "got his" in the primary in
that state last Tuesday, and is buried
so deep, politically, that it is hoped
h!e will never be resurrected to be
come a stench in the nostrils of the
patriotic people, of that common
wealth. W. s. s
t It is plainly evident that the good
citizenship of Missouri is not to be
trifled with any longer. At the re
cent primaries in that state, Dorsey
W. Shackelford, a man who has been
about as big a nuisance as Claude
Kitchen, was defeated for renomina
tion for congress,a nd that in a dis
tnct which contains a large German
population. Other pro-Germans would
do well to beware.
w. s. s.
A "0n, to Berlin" is still the cry of
the allies. The Bristsh have dealt
th eHuns some staggering blows dur
ing the past week, and the French
have kept up their good work. The
Americans have been taken out of
the British and French armies and
put into a strictly United States ar
my. Just where they are, or what
,,ty-j"rgetting ready t0 d0 nobody
outside the commanders seem to know
But just wait until they break loose
? 3. S.
Tvganton Herald of last week
publisheda piece of poetry under the
heading "What to- dS With the J&E
ser, and marked author unknown,
imsr poetry was wr cten by Mr. F. D.
Amburgh. editor of the Silent Part
ner, We have taken this little pe
riodical for some years, ana nnait a
o,io omo fnr hliips. It is filled to
overflowing with good, sound, whole
some advice, and genuine American
ism. The above poem was published
in the NEWS on Nov. 23, 1917, un
der its correct title, "Let Him Live,
and credited to Mr. Amburgn.
w. s. s.
Id hp a irood time for the
citizenship of the United" States to
unite on the best material ior con
gressmen and United States Senators
from the various States which elect
this year. If your party has been un
wise enough to nominate somebody
whose whole heart is not in favor of
vigorously, prosecuting this war to a
victorious end, and who will not agree
to do all in his power to strengtnen
the hands of the administration in the
program outlined, then you owe it to
yourself and ttte American inuhuh,
well as the boys who have gone to
France, and others yet to go, to cast
your vote for the nominee of the other
party if he is a genuine American.
The United States is greater than any
man, set of men, or any political par
ty. The time for "yaller dog" poli
tics has ended, and it is the duty of
everv genuine ' American to vote for
the MAN and not THE POLITICAL
w. s. s.
FOURTH LIBERTY LOAN.
Mr. F. P. Bacon, of Tryon has been
selected as County Chairman for the
Fourth Liberty Loan campaign, and
announces the following membership
of the various committees:
F. P. Bacon, Chairman,
Geo. A. Branscom. Vice Chairman,
Geo. A. Gash, Secretary,
Chas. J. Lynch, Sales Manager,
Copeland & Bush, Publicity Com
mittee, W. F.' Little, Chairman Speakers
Trvon Township Committee A. L.
Hillj. B. Hester, and W. F. Little.
Columbus Township C. E. Shore.
J. D. Carpenter, A. L. Pitman.
White Oak Township J. T. Wal
drop, J. M. Barber, J. M. Lewis.
Greens Creek J. F. Branscom, M.
Georgion, S. S. Lawter.
Coopers Gap P. D. Williams,. T, E.
Egerton, landrum Jackson.
Saluda H. B. Lane, P, H. Bailey,
G. R. Little.
W. S. S.
SENATOR JAMES DEAD.
Telegrams, Wednesday, told of the
death of Senator Ollie James of Ken
tucky, at Johns Hopkins Hospital Bal
timore, where he had been for the
past fewnonths undergoing treat
ment for kidney alFection.
Senator James was, physically, big
gest man in the Un;Ul States Sen
ate. Having known Ollie James since
a boy, we venture the assertion that
his heart, was, figuvatrxly, as big as
Our first acquaintance wth Ollie
James was as a school boy in his na
tive town of Marion, Ky. He was
while quite young appointed as a
page in the Kentucky legislature,
and there acquired a taste for poli
tics which taste was not satisfied un
til he was elected United States Sen
ator. While possessing nothing but
a common school education, yet he
was quick of perception, a great read
er of history, and but few public men
were better posted along these lines
than Ollie. While never agreeing
with him politically, yet a personal
friendship always existed, and it is
with deep regret that we learn of his
His father, L. H. James, was a sol
dier in the Federal army during the
civil war, and is a practicing attorney
in Marion, Ky.
The business manager, Mr. Bush,
and his sister, Mrs. Copeland, were
childhood associates of Senator James.
w. s. s.
SUBMARINES OFF OUR COAST.
Many people of the United States,
and particularly of our Southern
Seacoast States, feel somewhat ap
prehensive over the fact that German
U-boats have appeared off the coast
of this country.
While it is something that a great
many s of our people thought impos
sible, no one should allow this
thought to gain too much headway,
for it is admitted by men who are in
a position to know, that it is much
easier for submarines to operate on
the American side of the Atlantic,
than on the European sinde.
The reason for this is obvious; on
this side there is no such restricted
area wherein U-boats must do
their dirty "work, the sea coast of the
United States is so extensive that to
keep these pirates in any. one section
would require all the ships in the
The. ships which have been sunk by
these submarines are a loss, a distinct
loss, no one can or will try to deny
that, and it is regretablt that we can
not report the capture or sinking of
any of the German submarines.
However, and this is very impor
tant; the sinkings of the submarines
so far, have been of absolutely no mil
itary value to them, nor loss to us.
We are going to lose some ships in
this war, doubtless more will be de
stroyed on this side of the ocean, but
as long as the Navy can hold these
losses to a few fishing boats, and a
light ship or two, no one need worry
greatly over the submarine menace
to the United States.
The Navy is taking steps to stop
even these losses, and to make the
work of the Germans increasingly
hard, even so far as comparatively
unimportant ships are concerned; but
,the main efforts of the Navy will con
tinue to be as they have been herero
fore, to convoy safely overseas, our
troop ships, and .the ships which are
carrying food and supplies to bur sol
diers and the allies.
So long as the boys in blue contin
ue to protect these vitally important
and necessary ships, taking our mil
lions of soldiers to France without the
loss of a single man, carrying food,
munitions and supplies to our allies,
as they have in the past, we at home
can accept the sinking of these few
small, relatively unimportant ships
as a misfortune, but not a reason for
worry or pessimism.
Miss Corwin, of New York, is tne
guest of her uncle, Mr. C. S. Corwin.
Mrs. C. P. Wilson returned home
Wednesday,' after a visit with Ashe
Mies Dnrothv Doubledav has re
turned home from a visit to friends
at Peoria, 111.
Mr.. E. M. Walker, of Terre Haute,
Ind., arrived in Tryon, Friday, on a
short visit to relatives.
Lieut. Nelson Jackson and Mrs.
Jackson came up from Columbia and
spent Sunday in Tryon.
Mr. J. T. Green has purchased the
plant of the Tryon Lumber Co., and
taken charge of same.
Married, Wednesday, Aug,- 28, by
Magistrate R. A. Leonard, Mr. Krider
Ross to Miss Florence Hardin.
Chairman B. L. Ballenger an
nounces that the next War Savings
Drive in this county will be the week
of Sept. 9-15.
Mr. Embury and Miss Mary Em
bury returned Wednesday. Miss Em
bury, although still weak frpm her
long illness, is recovering.
Rev, Mr. H. N. Bowne and wife, of
Biltmore, were in Tryon for a short
stay Tuesday. This is their first vis
it to Tryon since going to Biltmore.
Miss Ruth McFee left for Asheville
Tuesday, and after a short visit there
will go on to Knoxville to look over
fall millinery styles and purchase a
stock of same.
" A young man with too much confi
dence in a five feet by two post-office
window pane, leaned up against it the
other day. The lower third was al
ready gone, and a crash followed that
made the neighborhood think the
Huns were attacking the town.
County Chairman B. L. Ballenger
says you may be asked by your town
ship chairman to devote one or more
days solid time to the war savings
stamp drive. Don't refuse, for there
is nothing so important. If all will
do their duty Polk county will go over
Tryon Graded. School will not be
gin until the second Monday in Sep
tember, so we are informed by Mr.
Geo. A. Gash, of the board of trus
tees, and may not then, all depending
upon getting a teacher to take the
place of Miss Brown, who resigned at
the eleventh hour.
It was hoped that Mr. Edwin Wal
ker, who is visiting with his wife, her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J; N. Jackson,
would have sung at the trench or
phan lawn party Tuesday evening,
but he was absent from town. Music
lovers count on hearing his fine voice
before he finishes his vacation.
North Carolina and Polk county
are not the only communities with
sheep and dog troubles. The other
night the dogs killed a thousand dol
lars worth of sheep at Bloomfiend
Hills, a suburb of Detroit, and the
residence of Mr. urady, Admiral and
Mrs. Berry, Miss Cutcheon, Miss
Florence Grant and other well known
We are in receipt of a letter an
nouncing the marriage at Norfolk,
Va., of Miss Claudine Lee to Mr.
Finer Henrick Magnussen, both of
Savannah, Ga. Miss Lee will be re
membered by many Polk county peo
ple as a former student at Saluda
Seminary. Mr. Magnussen is serving
in the U. S. Marine corps. The cer
emony was performed in Scandina
vian Lutheran church by Rev. G. G.
Once more we must call attention
to the fact that if changes are desir
ed in the advertisements, copy for
same should be brought in on Monday
and no later than Tuesday morning
under any circumstances. It is a
matter of physical impossibility to ar
range all copy, set the matter and get
ready for press on Wednesday and
Thursday morning, and have a lot of
advertisements to change. Tlease do'
not ask it.
Mr. R. F. McFee desires to an
nounce that next Tuesday is clean-up
day at the city cemetery. Everybody
is requested to be on hand and help
in this needed work. If it is impossi
ble to be there, then do the next best
thing and send a hand. Mr. McFee is
pretty well disgusted at the attitude
of the people of Tryon regarding their
cemetery. It certainly presents a
much neglected appearance just now.
Surely our people should have more
respect for the ones buried there than
to allow the grounds to fall into ab
solute neglect. Be on hand next
W. S. b
Levi Butler who is "over there"
with the American army, writes back
to Tryon relatives that the company
of which he is a member, was engaged
in an entire week's fighting, and that
not a single man was killed, and only
a few received minor injuries.
That is cheering news. Here's hop
ing that they may go through the en
tire campaign with no more serious
CAPTURES COUSIN IN RAID
American Soldier Grabs Relative In
Attack on the Hun
Hackensack, N. J. Details of how
two cousins, one a corporal In the
American army and the other a soldier
of the kaiser, met in France after a
raid were told here recently.
The American Is Corporal William
Munz, Jr., of Hackensack, a member
of the One Hundred and Sixty-fifth in
fantry, the old "Fighting Sixty-ninth."
The German boy is Gustave Winkel
mann of Bremen, a prisoner in an
Araerlcan camp. Letters from Cor
poral Munz say he was in a raid
against the German trenches recently
and came back with a batch of pris
oners. The captives were being
Identified when Winkelmann mentioned
that he had relatives In the United
States. Munz asked their names and
found that the boy, was his cousin.
Rev. Joseph L. Daniels, Pastor
Rev. F. Barrows Makepeace, Min-
Services: Sunday, 10 a. m.., The
Sunday School; 11 a. m., Public wor
ship, with sermon. Wednesday, 4 p.
m.. mid-week prayer service.
Public invited to all services.
w, s. s.
Typewriter second sheets for sale
at the NEWS office at 25c per hun-
Female nurse or attendant for a.
sanitarium for Nervous and Mental
diseass. Salary $24.00 a month with
board and laundry. Address S. Lord'
Two fresh milk cows. Apply to
G. H. Holmes.
Tea Room Mountain Industries,
Saturdays, 4 to 6 p. m.
Hot tea, iced tea, lemonade, cake.
Special parties served on 24 hours no
tice. Mountain Industries.
25 acres of standing timber, two
miles from Tryon. On shares or by
GRANT C. MILLER, Valhalla.
For Sale Long bodied, one horse
spring wagon. Excellent for haul
ing fruit. Valhalla Fruit Farm.
Buy your nursery stock of E. J.
Bradley, Saluda, agent for the old
reliable nursery company, of Pomna,
N. C. He can save yu money and
assist you in your selection of trees
best adaptedt o your soil.
A furnace at a bargain. Burns
both wood and coal. In guaranteed
excellent condition. Much less than
half price. Will heat half a dozen
ordinary sizfrd rooms. Can be seen at
FRANK WOOD'S SHOP.
By virtue of the powed of sale con
tained in a Deed' of Trust from the
Pacolet Gold Mining Company to
Harrison Crook and John G- Dudley
on the 11th day of November ID 14,
and recorded in record No. 10 page
161, Registers office of Polk county,
we will on the
7th DAY OF SEPTEMBER 1918,
at 12 o'clock M., at the court house
door in Polk county, North Carolina,
sell to the highest bidder for cash, the
following described real estate to-wit:
Being part of Patent No. 1013. and
including the land known as Double
Branch Mine on the waters of Paco
let and described as follows: Begin
ning at a stone and pointers below
Elias CantrelFs store t house where
the land of A. P. Henderson and M.
A. Cornwell corners with Elias Can
tress, and runs with Henderson's line
south 3 deg. west 140 poles to a rock
and pointers J. S. Morris' corner;
thence with his line same course
south 3 deg. west 40 poles to a stone,
Morris' corner; thence with his tine
south 87 deg. east, 12 poles, crossing
a small branch to a white oak his
corner; thence with his line south 3
deg. west 57 poles and 20 links to a
stone and pointers on the east side of
an old road, Weaver's corner; thence
with Weaver's line south 10 deg.
west 20 poles to a stake by a large
white oak, Weaver's corner: thence
Lwith Weaver's line north 75 de?
west b6 poles to a stake and pointers
thence same course north 75, deg.
west, 12 poles and 11 links to a stake
and pointers in CornwelVs line of the
W. A. Cannon tract; thence with the
line of said tract north 13 deg. west
87 poles to a post oak; thence with
said Canno7i tract north, 89 deg. west
47 poles to a stake and pointers in
the patent line; thence with said line
north 4 y2 deg. east 84 poles to a
stake and pointers in Mrs. Putman's
line; thence with line south 73
deg. east 80 poles to a pine, her cor
ner; thence with4ier line north 3 deg.
east GB poles to a stake and pointers,
M. A. Cornwell's corner, thence with
his line north 76 deg. east, ?2 poles,
to the beginning, containing One
Hundred and fifty-six and one-half
This the 6th day of August 1918.
John G. Dudley,
Increases crop produc
tion, improves the land
and makes an excellent
grazing and forage crop.
Just Issued Tells All About
Alfalfa, Fulghum Oats,
Abbruzzi Rye and all other
Farm and Garden Seeds
FOR FALL SOWING.
Catalog mailed free. Write for
It, and prices of any Seeds re
T. W. WOOD & SONS,
Seedsmen - Richmond, Va.
q A Thrift Stamp gives you the right to
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O citizens oi your community. No better
0 time than now to start that account.
O Come in and let's talk it over.
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d to the prosperous man.
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As we carry nothi ng but the best of all items 1:
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J be good for the next, two weeks. Betjer act a
I oice asthe prices are good for only two week?. .
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Our stock of Groceries Has
arrived, and we are doing
business at our old stand.
Our stock is new and fresh;
as low as we can consistent
ly sell them. Your trade
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One-half gallon Fairday Syrup for 40 cenns
i Fine Line Sunshine Biscuits
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