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VOL. XXIV NO. 38
TRYON, N. C FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 1919-
$2.00 A YEAH
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Members of the Legislature are
Given Ride in One of the .
Big War Machines.
Vlbl 1 1U LAWir rULN,
Editor Polk County-NEWS,
Tryon, N. C. V ' :-
Dear Sir: V ..
Being mindful of mv friends in the
good county of Polk and wishing to
communicate with them I shall ask
for a space in your paper, for same; .
As a servant of the people and a
member of the honorable body of vthe
General Assembly of North Carolina,
I am watching and acting to the very
best of my ability the interest of the
people of our State and county and as
1 go along in this capacity I am. tak
ing advantage of the religious and so
rial features offered by the city of
Raleigh. It is needless for me to say
that I am a Sunday school and church
going man as many of my - friends
will know, and when I say that I am
attending two Sundays schools and
hearing three sermons each Sunday
you no doubt wonder' how I; am able
to do this. Sunday p school : and
ni-eachihg in. the morning. . Sunday l
school and preaching in the afternoon I
and preaching at night. The after s.l
noon service at the State-prison is esf- J
necially interesting although, it gives
one a ieeung oi:sa.uiiess wiien - you
e l - I 1 I
. look into the faces of the prisoners
and have certain ones 'pointed out to
j'ou who are bearing the burden of
life's sentences. As I studied the fa-
ces.of those who are so unfortunate I
wonder what it means to those people
to have no hope in this world and
- probably none in the world to come.
Our hearts go out to them: ;-
From this I will turn to the mon
ster tanks at Camp Polk -and go
"over the top.". Many legislators, in
cluding myself,' ride the tanks ; and
drop down embankmen-ofHtwenty to
thirty feet. Practirfally every mem-
. her of the North Carolina General As
sembly now knows "how it '''"''feels' '.to
ride m a tank and doubtless it will be hardship - and almost usless expendi
remembered a long, time as we were ture, there will be little of it done in
given a re -uiauon treatment oy arop-
ping down an embankment of some
twenty or thirty feet.
The Lieut. Col. commander of the
post at camp Polk invited the legisla
tors to. visit the encampment. The
occasion being arranged through, Mr,
Lang, of the War .Camp" Community
Service. Both :. -officers and . . men at
the tank camp evinced the greatest
pleasure in showing us just how a
tank works. ; ; ;
As the members, many, of whom
were accompanied -Jby their wives or
other members of rtheir family, arriv
ed, they were escorted to the Y. M. C.
-A building where ' Mr. Lang was
-master of ceremonies -and Colonel
Raney introduced Captain Fraser who
made an instructive talk on the place
that the camp took in the late war
and also explained how it originated.
We then proceeded to the mess hall
of the camp where .we had an oppor
tunity of inspecting tlie various kinds
of machine guns used in the war.
Their use was explained to us.
After inspecting the small or "baby
tanks", the big show was put on and
- the real fun of the day began. The
big tanks were put into " action and
'"members of the party invited for a
ride. The tanks were placed directly
across the old race track with their
hoses pointing ' out into space. The
distance to the bottom of the embank
ment looked perilously far and dan
gerous and most of the. visitors doubt
ed the ability of the monster machine
to negotiate it. . - . . '
We held on. Not willing, however,
to be backed down on a proposition
that we were assured by those in
charge that we were' perfectly safe, a
-few of us climbed aboard. Some
'ere piled inside and the bravest of
the crowd placed on top. We were
told to hold on and this we did with
6th hands. The engine then was
Started. The monster began to move,
balancing itself for a moment over the
chasm. She suddenly dropped down
arid.for'a few. seconds lay bolt up
right on the embankment, then she
flattened herself out on the ground
oeiow. Nobodv was hurt and we
aoove. - ; r
Across ditches, over logs and trees,.
in the cullies, throuch deen holes, uo
a steep hill, turning and twisting the
monster moved with its load of human
freight being presently followed by a
second one. Seeing that the thing
could really be done no trouble was
. fcad in getting others to ride. " Many
of the fair women stepped over hot
Pipes to reach a point of vantage and
when onr Krtwe cftm httAr hnmt from
j w VVlttV UWWAk W -.-
ar we will be able to tell them just
irow it teels to go over the top. ,
. While the big fellows were puffing
at about 7 miles an hour, a baby tank
koi ;into action and plunged down- tne
ernbankment and ran around the
rg one, being able to travel at a
greater speed. -vAfter having had this
experience, I don't wonder at the Ger
mans being almost ; frightened to
death oh sight of them.. - -
I would not forget to mention the
iact that I ' was in the ? house : where
Andrew Johnson was born in 1808,
Demg pusnea xor wine at hub
ment I will not undertake a general
i j... i! .j. j..-- ...
description of this house and its,con-
tents, but will merely say that it con
tains many things of interest.
With very best wishes, I am
Yours very sincerely,
, " W. F. SWANN.
JUST A WORD ABOUT FENCES.
Last week we had a little discus
sion about permanent pastures and
this week we want to say something
to the farmers about fences. Now,
under our North Carolina rnnfHt.irttis
wnere uie stock law, so called, pre-
, vans, is luipussiuie to get Desv re-
suits from pastures without the aid of
the fence. We used to fence the
crops and let what stock we had run
at large When we adopted the stock
law we thought we would never need
any more fences, and converted all
the old rail fences : into stove . wood
and kindling, i This was an entirely
wrong iaea. More fencing than be
fore should have been, the slogan; to
fence more live stock from the grow
ing crops. Go to, Kentucky,. Indiana;
Iowa, Wisconsin and all live ". stock
states and you will find every square
rod of land on the farm : fenced,- so
that every square rod of land on the
farm may be utilized at some season
the year by the hogs, sheep and
cattle kept on the farm.
Now somebody is 'ready to cry out
the? great expense of fencing." Grant
that it does' take some money;! but not
near so much as some people think.
It puts the farm in a position to be-
come not only a real pront out a
real pleasure also. The expense: of
fencing is Hot so. great after all. Let
the Polk county farmers who have
neither' pastures nor fence begin by
preparing a small piece of land in the
pruper. piace un uie xarin xcv; pasture
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and sow the proper seed at the proper
time, m the proper way. Then next
year fence this part of his farm.
Then the next year, adjoining ' this
piece, prepare and sow another piece,
then- succeeding year, break this,
fence, andva little extra wire, posts
and labor .will enclose , this with the
first lot. So by continuing enlarge
ment, after awhile the whole farm
will be fenced.' Then line fences be
tween farms I will only cost half: as
farmers learn the value of-co-opera
tion. ' ' . " ' '
v The matter of fencing on the farm
is xonlya .matter-of how the'farmei
looks at it.- While he looks at it as a
Polkcounty when farmers, come to re
alize that pastures and fences are the
best and most paying assets on the
farm, which they- are, then! farmers
will invest their time and their good
cash in them. I know that! farmers
pf Polk county had their attention
so called to the fact that grasses and
clovers will grow in the county where
people so desire, that many this year
will embark in a grass sowing cam
paign. Next year follow this up with
fencing campaign then we will get
ready for a bull and cattle and sheep
campaign. V f i
This i& my business in Polk county,
and I mean to stay until the job is ac
complished, so if you want to getrid
of me, get busy and make and fence
your pastures, purchase pure bred,
cattle, sheep, hogs and poultry, and
then I'll bid you an affectionate good
bye and go ; somewhere else, where
people don't know how to accomplish
these things for their own good, and
I am at every man's service who will
call on me. r A postal card will take
me to any farm, provided it gives in
structions that I may find it.
J. R. SAMS County Agent.
Do you want to enroll j with the
United States Boys Working Reserve
and wear the official : uniform ? Do
you want to Kelp show a city boy
how to drive a team of mules, to plow
to put in crops, on your father's
farm ? Do you intend some day to
learn to keep farm accounts and go
into partnership with your- father?
Then send your name in this week.
Enrollment began all over the coun
try, r January 20th. The j United
States Employment Service has open
ed a special bureau for boys 16 td 20
years inclusive; has ipublished '"30
lessons in farm craft," which the 'city
boys, will all -study; has. 1 approved a
neat khaki uniform and arm brassard,
which mav be r purchased i by those
pledging to work at least six weeks,
chf hours a dav. to help feed the
I American rjipeiu wuuat y rui
Two hundred thousand city boys
loined last vear. ! This year Jboys al-
I ready on the farm are -also urged to
join. ; The department offers special
honor badges; the Fair -offers special
premiums for the best reports of the
summer work, and the directors will,
individually ' raise the capital for a
certain number of boys recommended
by County Agent Sams, who can show
I ntnTahlft hone of orofit in pigs or
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poultry. va-;.V ;
Wftw'would vou like to own-a cure
hrfA ROw a model hog lot 50 rods of
af as 1-3 cents ioer rod, seed
f or pasture feed for fattening a litter
f AnA then capture the county
and state prizes fair times
tv. Twnn Township Poultry As
sociation will meet; January 25th. All
bo vs k welcome. . . . ,
The Fair Association wiu meet at
it-i u,,a -Vio First: Mondav." Feb.
brdt and will consider entries.
illl II lllllfl' bil.U
. . tv, pni .k i. nun 1 I'.v. i n a
- . , , B frt nnifftmn tn
furnish nfomation as to uniforms to
FR0L1 OUR FRIENDS
i Some items of General Interest Gathered
The ;Methodist .. chTurch is the proud
possessor of, a new flue, which being
the side of the building, does not
obstruct the view as did the one m
the center; ' ' '4'-'; v .. "-.--..' ' : . 'h:
The M. E. Sunday school has start-.
ed a circulating library, and have just
received seventy-two new books for it,
which is a very good beginning.
A -party of surveyors have been
taking, the profile of Saluda mountain
in preparation for the extension of
the two safety switches which" have
been found too short ; for the long
trains Which sometimes have to take
refugeon one of them. ' '.
Mr. H; B. Lane is m Sumter, S. C;
on business leaving his daughter Miss
Louise Lane in charge of the bank,
who seems to be discharging the du-;
ties of a cashier to the satisfaction of
Dr. J. C. Bushnell ; has gone to
Washington, D. C.j for a trip, taking
advantage of the present fine weath
er.- i-i : , :
Mr. Herschel . Thompson, of the? U
S. Nayy, is at; home on a furlough.
Mrs. Kmlaw of Charleston. S. C is
occupying the Lane cottage for the
year, for tlie Joeneht of the health of
one of her children.
Miss - Lucile Hazard, of the Mission
hospital,' Asheville but formerly of
Saluda Jias. successfully passed her
probationary period there, and been
admitted as a regular student for the
whole course of study. J
The firm of H.. Pace &. Son has
moved into the building next the Car
olina State Bank, formerly occupied
by Leland & Guice. -
The cement walls of the -new- semi
nary building are-slowly but surely
rising from the, ruins of the pld one,
and will be used for class rooms. -
Mr. Mack Pace's family are all
sick-with the flu, as -every bad cold "is
now called. " ' T ; '
Mrs. Cummins and family have
gone further south for the balance; of:
the .vmtcpwAMSIt -
-There was a larger attendance at
Stearns High School this week than
we have had. since the appearance of
the flu. ':.
The funeral of Mr. A. L. Pitman
was held at Mill Spring Thursday.
The Masonic order of Landrum, of
which he was a member, had charge
of the services. Mr. Pitman was one
of Polk's -best farmers, and a man
who will be missed in his church.
The Commissioners will meet next
Monday to appoint Register, of Deeds
to succeed the late A. L. Pitman.
Senator E. B. Cloud has receved a
front seat for Polk county in having
been named on half a dozen commit
Most of our people have recovered
from the flu, except Mrs. A. L. ' Pit
man, Who is still very sick.
Born to Mr. and Mrs.. Virgil :Mc-
Curry, a son. .
Mrs. Carnegie cut her hand badly
while opening a glass jar.
Mr. Monroe Henderson cut his hand
severing part of two, fingers, while at
work at a saw mill.
The seventeenth anniversary of
Miss Ada Tallant was celebrated at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Hutch-
erson, Thursday evening, January 16,
1919. .Many interesting games were
played after which refreshments were
served. Everyone present reported a
Mr. and Mrs. Twitty Thompson and
Miss Viola Rhodes, of Lynn, spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs.. Z. V.
Thompson, who have recently , moved
to Columbus. ' ...'
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No services in our little village last
Sunday on account of the illness of
Rev. MMr. Griffith who was-to preach
for us, and was quarantined by Board
of Health. I
Hosiery Mill and school both un
der a few days - suspension on ac
count of the flu. While we do . not
have any at present, , it's, close by.
Our neighbors, Columbus and lryon
both have a few cases. - v v
One of our townsmen, Mr. T.-. A.
Rippy now with-the Royster Guano
Co. Coliimbia, ran up to visit his fam
ily, returning on Monday. C -
Mr. John I . .Panther, who has been
at City Point, Va., for several months,
has returned home. He was ' employ
ed on the police force.
W. JH. Cannon who is located at
Spartanburg, with Wilson & Co. vis
ited home folks last week-end;.
Mr. Charles Eaton arid bride of
Landrum visited mends and relatives
lin Lynn, last week-end.
Several ox , our citizens are. leaving
our burg this week. Mr. M. L. Hen
drix and family going, to Spindale N.
C; Mr. .H. Hr Thompson and family
left last week for the'same place.
Mrs. 'Lane and family -go" to Spartan
burg, this week.
Horace trie little .- son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. G. Newman,, who has had the
pnoumoniaj is very much, better,', in
fact he has -about recovered.
It seems to us " that some plan
might be' devised i-.whereby the much
needed road running from the bridge
down east- side of- theriver could be
OVER : THE G0UI1TY
By Our Correspondents From Various
4 Why don't Tishtop tell us about the
raccoons 'possums; wnangdoodies, etc.
now that Mr. Rattlesnake sleeps.
Mr. N, W.-Randle has a son visiting
him who lives in' Ohio. Says this cli
mate is much btter than up there. .
t r Last .Saturday was a fine day, , Sun
day a spring day.' and ; Monday just as
good, - but we looked for a change
Tuesday. . - " '
We do n6t iquite .understand why
our school was ; elosed down al so the
hosieryf mill, arid while - we do not
have a single case of . flu in our town,
our neighborsVipolumbus; and Tryon
both have flu aid : their schools and
mills ; are open j and running. Where
do we come in f Explanations are. in
order; ; With the fyery ? small salary
our teachers get they should have all
the advantages" given them possible.
. ' p. Or
'Spring weather seems to be here
TWvr."-L'i:lM : '' " ''"'-- ' c
I Henderson vi sited in the Ruppe
section: of ihebve, Sunday. ; .
. T. W. and J.' B. Bradley and Posey
Henderson exchanged visits Sunday.
Mr. Sams the demonstrator, was m
this section- Iastv week, - v ; .
A goodly number of the oveites at
tended -the opening sale . of . Hannoij,
Pace &iSon, Satiij-day. , ;. v j
Govan Constant is touildmg a road
through C; G Jpnes' place to the pub
lic road. - v.f '""i
We are needing the extending of
the cove road to Mills Gap road, in
Cooper? Gap: tovnslup, down on north
side-oiriverM: -; : .- . - 1
MEETS WITH! GENERAL APPRO V-
The: idea of ;lVpolk County Board of
Tradej as advocated by County Agent
Samsm the aEWS of last .week,
seems ; to - meet i with the approval of
everybody whpf has given the matter
any thought, fj- , .
f-The plan is. ivot a new one, neither
is it a Msionar one. Right in 'North
tion, and it. ha.s done wonders for the
section of country in. which it is lo
cated. It is incorporated, , under the
name; of The:JSand Hill Board of
Trade. .' ' wp' ' ' ;'.
While reading:; "The Foes Within
Our" Own Household," written by the
late Theodoref Roosevelt we find this
organization mentioned and its work
ings explained,' and according to Mr.
Roosevelt the fSand Hills Board of
Trade is a model that any farming
section can wfelV afford to take as a
pattern. ; .. ;'' tlS' ' " " -'.
The farmers, in that section were up
against very similar problems con
fronting the fanners of Polk county,
and realized that: something had to be
done if they ever succeeded in getting
anywhere. The f Board of Trade plan
was suggested nd carried but. Of
course a great?' manr-mistakes ,were
made! before the organization was on
a satisfactory! working basis.' In7 or
der to avoid these same -troubles a let
ter has been -addressedxtb. the Sand
Hills ! Board of Trade asking that , as
much! infonrialibn as possible be sent
With that ; information it ought
not to be such! a" difficult problem
get an organisation perfected on a
sound working basis at the start.
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wej nope ey.ittimei, pivicooiuiwn
or business rftkn in Polk county who
possibly can, fill be present at the
meeting in Columbus, Monday Feb.
Mri C. L. -Thompson was a Finger-
ville,lS. C. visitox, Saturday, on busi
ness.!' r Wi. . .',;'. '"
Mri John Eplee visited Mr. Moncie
-- M4 Marliri Thompson spent Satur
day night -wiMrj J. L. xtead. -
Mri Sam Cfawford was a caller on
the route, Sunday.
Mr, C. L. Thompson visited his son,
John 5 Thompson; Sunday. '
Mri Frank'tEplee was a visitor at
Mr. John Thompson's, Sunday. I
Mri B. C. ffhompson was a visitor
at Mr. J. M. Crawford's, Sunday.
Mri HoraceThompson spent Satur
day riight witli Mr.- Don Smalley.
Mr L. C. "li6mpsori : intends to - fin
ish gatherings his corn this .week, if
the weather will ; let him. He has a
.bad way of crossing the river, i
,-mr': in J t 1 - XT':
- jyir; Hia. Jjiis came nome xruiu i'iu
gerviile, S.. Cl! where he has been at
worki He returned Monday.
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V ProhibitionAmerica is ' a reality.
It -was frankty predicted at' the time
Congress passed the measure that it
would take fvfe 'or six years if enough
States . couldtibe induced to pass the
measure to firing about - prohibition,
but from all; lections of '". the--United
States" the reWt has been the same.
When such sfetes as . Louisiana Illi
nois California, and Idaho ratified the
measure it needed .no prophet ; to tell
that whiskey Ij'Was a, gone coon-skin."
Well we always -did likewater any-
The world's! news has become a lit
tle stale to the yellow journal 2nd
now ;we are .;1tld by them that war is
likely to breaJc out again 5 at almost
anv time. We don't believe it. Uncle
Sam1 has tooKmany of his troops left
over there fo'i anybody to., want anjr
.MR SWANN'S PUBLICITY BILL..
HonJ W. F. Swan. . representative
from Polk county," on Tuesday, intro
duced a Publicity Bill m the House of
Representatives, at Raleigh. We
publish it in full elsewhere, in this is-
sue. We want ; every i person who
reads this bill to write. Mr. - JSwan and
urge him to push the measure.
4 If there is a state in the United
States that deserves better" and more
publicity laws, that state is ! North
Carolina. - One of 'the best examples
of a lack of such taw was seen v in
our last election. ;There'were several
amendments to be voted upon nd riot
one person out of ten r knew what
those amendments! were whether they
were . good or bad and whether they
were deserving of j the support of the
voters or not, "Ignorance of law ex
cuses , no one." Yet, each and every
session of the legislature . of North
Carolina passes laws.a nd there is no
way of learning what these laws are, j
ana it is a very easy matter ior sucn
laws to be violated and ignorantly so
on the - partv of j the offender. Mr.
Swann's, bill provides for the publica
tion of a condensed form of every law
passed by, the legislature. Mr. Citi
zen, don't you think .that youj are en
titled to this information ? :
The Corporation Commission is
constantly making new rulings and
issuing orders that the public should
know all about. " This - bill provides
that this body, shall have published
all ; such general orders. Don't you
think Mr. Taxpayer that- you ! are en--titled
to all such) information?
' Mr. Swann's bill also provides for
the publication. I once every four
years, of the assessors real estate
list, complete, in every county. .. Not
long since in conversation with : a gen
tlemanwho hasj' done considerable
listing in Polk county, he told us of
two instances which are typical of the
conditions in eveiy county jn the
state, une was wnere he ? listed a
farmer . with 680 acres? of -land, -and
formerly this man had been listed
with but 68 acres, and was : paying
taxes on that - amount. Another, case
was where a land owner was ap
proached by a -gentleman who desired
to purchase the timber.- on that' man's
land. He asked the land owner how
many, acres of timber; land ,he" had.
do ,you want to know that f or ? -Do
you want to buy; the land or" are you
listing for assessment?" When - told
that he wanted to buy ' the land . he
said, "Then I have 1,300 acres ; but if
you were listing IT' wanted' it to stand
like it i$' on the books now 350 acres."
Polk county is not the only, county
that js infested with professional; tax
dodgers.! They live and thrive : all
oyer North : Carolina. All kinds . of
measures have been passed j in an
endeavor to make them pay taxes on
what they own; Other states have
tried) the plan of publishing the asses
sor's lists, and the result has been
that the! counties have received thous
ands of dollars more An taxes because
Mr. Dodger could not dodge any long
er when his name appeared lin. cold
type. The same holds good in per
sonal property. j
! The bill is full of good ideas, and
we believe you jwill think so after you
read it. No state or community has
anything to lose in the riiatter of pub
licity." But on i the other . hand too
much publicity, of the proper kind
cannot be had. The people are ( en
titled to know what is going on ' and
what is being done with their, money.
Why, right here in I Polk county not
a- single road (commissioner has had
his report published since we have
been publishing the NEWS, while the
state law plainly says he m u or do
so. But the trouble is the penalty for
refusing to do iso is not heavy enough
The people of Polk county are entitled
to know, what the road commissioners
are doing witty their money,; but not, a
single one of -them seems to j care a
Continental" about,:it . but ! on "the
other hind they are determined that
you: SHALL NOT KNOW what they
are doirig-with your money, j But we
are going to pay our respects to these
gentlemen very shortly. - j
"Read iMr. Swann's bill and let him
know that you are in sympathy with
TO REBUILD LOG CABIN INN.
We had a, pleasant call, j Tuesday
B. Reed, of Chicago, one
of the owners
of Log Cabin Inn prop
the : conversation Dr.
Reed informed us that Log Cabin Inn
would be rebuilt. He said ' that - it
would have been done before now, but
that thej war upset their plans to such
an extent that ,the project had been
postponed until after the country was
once more upon a peace basis. Build
ingmaterial cannot be - secured : at
present,! and evn if it could prices are
prohibitive Labor can not be obtain
ed yet so the whole plan is set aside
until a more favorable time. v
It is indeed! good hews to leairn that
Log Cabin; Inn will be' rebuilt. It was
always a favorite resort, ' and has
been sadly missed since ' its " destruc
tion. i , , " I . , , :
j Mr. John T. Smith, of Columbus
has been secured, to take care of the
property. . , .
Mrs. Reed accompanied the Doctor,
and will remain for some time longer,
while .the c Doctor Juur returned to
Chicago,- but expects to make us an
other visit later on.
NOT MR OF
Present Legislature FaetQ-F
With Questions of vthe
NEW ELECTION LAWS.-
"A .free election and a fair, count'.'
is what. every American- citizen- is w
taught to believe in. But We do not
always practice ; what we 4 preach, iU r
that i respect. Nobody will deny th I
fact that in those states where th t -two
leading political parties are even- r
ly divided there is c more. progressT
more development and a greater in-i
crease in wealth and population. '
t -The present legislature is goipg . to ;
tackle the proposition of a neelec- '
tion law. It should receive: the tmann
imous vote of the entire . menibership
Of that body and not be made a:polit- 1
icai issue. ; jn orth Carolina - has - .
tirely too much ; politics f or i its t o W t
good, now, without injecting any xsqrf '
Some Democrats dn North Carolina j.
are opposed to a new election law be- ,V
cause the Republicans are asking fori
one. In an editorial.- on - the sam.
question, the Raleigh Times, Demo
cratic, last Thursday says:
"For - who are the Republicans- tf -North.
Carolina that -s Democracy (
should be fearful cr' even mmdf u pf f
them? Their greatest kick 1 we- be-il
lieye is that they cannot elec theiyc
candidates. If the Australian ballot i -
will help their feelings, we move-that
fhfV Ha orivctn fViA ' A nofvilian' 'kolln'f
In fact, there should be special con-"-sideration
r shown Republican efforts .
to improve conditions: in North Caro-
If they head toward honest elec-J .
tions, a ballot that is the Voter's own; ' -a
square deal for every candidate ,en- ' '
veiitig a priraajcy or an election, tney -should
be m6t more than half way by -the
Democrats. a :- - i
"North Carolina Democracy has ;
been slow' to recognize and .admiti its t
debt to - the minority party. - How
l COulH Th n.4nn't.fM8 nf fi-ffxr vVioitoa-nl ;
rush somebody toivote 'agarnst,---it" iitf-;
a well known law of North: Carolina -
human nature- that we rarely, f ever,V ,
vote for anything,? but always against-
somethirig or somebody,and a pre
text for Pharasaical comparison I
Just as h- South Carolina saved i ttie. -,:
State entire so long from-the bottasiv.
of the list in educational matters' the
North Carolina Republicans have sav--ed
their - Democratic - fellow.rcitizen-i'
from being the worst reactionaries in
the Nation. - - ' -r. :
The debt is 'large and growing. It:
ought to be paid in part by sl, ready ;
acceptance of any election -ref oms V.
desired by the under dog.; ; Give Re-U
publicanism theunder-hold so to speak v
and then show who's Uie best-man." '
FARM DATA IN SEASON;
Influenza is still abroad in the land;
better stay as close as possible, - -
Look up seed catalogues , and por-V. .
chase all field and garden seed .whersv
you are not fortunate-enough. to hay?
saved, them from your own fields and
See that your stables and stalls arfe
well-litered with dry straw or leaves -gathered,
when dry, from - the farm,
wood lots. -y .
Do not let one ounce of barn , lot
manure or that from .the hog pen or
poultry house gor to waste. Manure,
is f the farmers "gold dust. , . , 1
: Cut and split wood while land is too . .. .
wet to plow; which will save Vtim U
when land is dry. - ' '
, . - ' '' . . ' v r
.Keep plow going" when land
good condition,!: '
Look after those defectiye terraces
till you can get your land'rin - clover
and grass sods ; ; then ' you will v not
need the terraces. .'
Prepare to grow poultry, pigs and
1 o : --..v-..:-'-,;---
Prussian Military 8yststn
During the Franco-German war, ISTOf:!'' ,
71, the armies of the various Gerciaj : 1
states, though they were not Prussian; v.
while in the Geld were commanded by "r
the Prussian king and his general safi r.t
After that war there was'ao didculty ..'
in making Prussian control permanent
One after another the various states y
resigned direction of their varmles
the king of Prussia, and for all prac-
tloal, purposes the German - ansyJbt;
came one. 'Almost immediately 'after- -
the close of the Franco-Germanvwar 'm
movement was begun to extend ths-.lP ' ,
perial army, and the Prussian military-! ;
system' was introduced throughe't pe.-:r
empirV ' '
The . gentlemen; who were formerly s,
conspicuois ' in their:-' long ; -white
aprons dealingQut rot-gut, and ether r:'
"pizen'.can now discard their f ?rcns, .
don overalls and go to work at honest -employment.
t - . " "