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AND THE TRYON BEE
VOL. XXV NO. 10
TRYON, N. C F1UDAY, JULY 11, 1919.
$2.00 A YCAQ
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Ul UULI . - The Columbus Bettermp r.inh ,m
cream social. Fret of rlmr tv,
wj c j. proceeds of the social to be eiven to
Gave Her Solder the Polk County Soldiers' Monument
HILL SPRING ROUTE L
n jl- Tounty
Boys a Hearty Welcome
Home, That Day.
ThP Fourth of July celebration
n at Columbus demonstrated one
,hin. the assurance of the monument
Z Polk county's soldier boys.
n,trrthmtr that eould happen-
j n uoset all Plans for the celebra
c" ,.flt it was a. success.
,,n ber of-people assembled, and a
S time was the result..
g reappointed at the very last in se-
Wirine speakers the gap was very
? litablv tilled in with Polk county
The crowd assembled in the court
-room about noon, andwas called to
ripr bv Chairman of the Monument
Association, Mr. B. F. Copeland. He
told the crowd that onde again was
Polk county called on to supply her
own material, and referred to - the
fact that such was true of the various
Liberty Loan campaigns, and that
they were a success. He told the peo
ple that he purposed calling upon
residents oj uie cuum-jr xv c tumui;
talks. The meeting opened with
praver by Rev. E. J. Jones, of Tryon.
Prof. E. W. S. Cobb was the first per
son called upon for a talk, and re
sponded with a very appropriate
speech of welcome to the returned
soldier bo'-s. Hir remarks were
eagerly listened to. -Rev. E. J Jones
was next called upon and made a
splendid address, touching upon the
part America played in the great war;
and the Dart she would yet play in the
Hon. T. T. tfallen-
The Fourth of July was a red letter
day for Polk countv. Everyone en
joyed the day, especially the five min
ute taucs oy Kevs. O'Neal, E. J. Jones,
i 4 Langley, Hon. T. T. Ballenger,
Copeland, J. R. Sams and W, T. Lind-
sey. - .
The Polk county teachers' summer
school opened at Columbus, Tuesday.
Mrs. Robt Hill spent the week-end
with relatives in Rutherfordton.
Mr. John Carnegie, of Rutherford-
A large ton, spent the Fourth at Columbus, i
Mrs. -. Lawrence Fleming, two
daughters, and Miss Bertha Wilson,
of Richmond, Va., are visiting their
relatives, Mrs. Li H.Cloud and Mrs,
Logan McMurray. These ladies are
daughters of Mrs.' George Wilson, of
Charlotte, former residents of Polk
Miss Eva Keece, and Dr. Kneece
and Rev. E. J. Jones were dinner
guests at the home of Dr. H. H. Ed
Mrs. Robert Gilbert, of Greens
Creek, was visiting friends here Mon
day. Columbus Baptist Church
Our Sunday school grows steadily,
registering 116 last Sunday. Let us
make it 125 for next. Sunday. A
good place to spend an hour or two
and learn something that will be
worth while. Come and see us and
let us interest you. Preaching at 11
o'clock, B. Y. P. U. exercises will take
place of the evening service. This
will be very interesting. Woman's
Missionary Union in the evening. A
welcome to all.
E. J. JONES, Pastor.
The neople of this section were glad
to see the nice little rain Sunday, if
they did have to go from church ' in
the mud. It was fun. especially to
those who went bare .footed.
Miss Jesie Whiteside, of ' Alabama,
is spending a few weeks with her fa
ther, W. H. Whiteside ,
Miss Minnie Womack was the guest
of her sister, Mrs. W. E. Elliott, Sun
day. Born on June 30th, to Mr. and Mrs.
J.. T. Edwards, a son.
Those who went to Columbus from
this section, on the f ourth, report a
nice time while eating ice cream and
Misses Ellen Edwards, Eliza White,
Bessie lhompson and Ivy Gosnell,
were guests of Misses Mossie and
Dot Edwards, Sunday afternoon.
Messrs. Sam Ownby and Talmage
Allen were callers at J. W. Wilson's,
Mr. Jim Egerton, of Route 1. was at
mx. James Dyer, of Cleveland, is
visiting relatives and friends in this
Come on, Mill Spring, Pearidge
Sunny View and Route 22, let's make
the NEWS newsy. Why not uphold
our only countv paper? And some
thing else. Mr. Holmes, of, Tryon
said, on the Fourth he was going to
talk roads now, for he couldn't go to
see anybody unless he had a road fit
to go over, and we don't blame him.
Go to it, Mr. Holmes.
MILL SPRING ROUTE 2.
Last week we received letters from
Mill Spring, Recr Mountain, Sunny
View and Maple Grove, too late to
use. We have repeatedly requested
our correspondents if impossible to
mail their letters on Monday , to hold
them until the following week. If
mailed on Tuesday they do not reach
us until Wednesday night, and as we
go to press Thursday it is impossible
to make use of the letters that week,
and the newsin them is rather stale
by another week, so in the future we
will not accept them for publication
unless received on Monday or Tues
day,. It is impossible for us to do so.
.The Fourth was celebrated at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Feagan by
the arrival of a fine boy baby.
. A few of the folks from nere were
at Columbus the Fourth. v
Mrs. M. E. Morris arrived home
home from Cliff side, last -Saturday,
but little improved in health.
Mrs. G. A. Branscom is also quite
Mesdames Morris and Waldrop
called on Mrs. Toney, of Sandy Plains,
UPBUILDING POLK COUNTY.
Mrs. J. B. Reid spent yesterday in
Spartanburg with relatives.
Mrs. W. T. Liridsey and daughter,
Miss Mary, were in Spartanburg Sat
Ed. Ward, of the Southern Railway
force, has been confined to his room
for several days by sickness.
Mrs. Oren Herring, of Spartanburg.
was the guest fo her mother, Mrs. J.
B. Reid, m Tryon, the Fourth.
Mrs Durham, of the Balenger Co,
is spending a short vacation with her
parents, m Rutherford county.
Dr. Do,ldrige Kneece and Miss Eva
Kneece, of Balesburg, S. C, are vis
iting Kev. and Mrs. E. J. Jones.
Mrs. A. L Hill and children left
Wednesday ior uorydon, lowa, tor a
visit of' several weels with Mrs Hill's
parents, at that place.
Mrs. Jas. Wilson and daughters, of
Lowell, N. C. were the guests over
Sunday of Mrs. J. B. Reid. They were
joined Sunday by -Mr. Wilson, who
accompanied them home.
J Carefully read the bank statements
ollarJ -frtK mA in V.io aomacf
modest manner told the people that , Rev- J- A. Langley preached in the
, . jj i u I chapel, last Sunday, at 8:30 p. m.
nunc iv " r ' I T"V, on aw
yet he was prlad of the chance of say
ing something in the way of welcom
ing our soldier boys home. County
Arent Sams in his talk told , of the
first Fourth of. July -celebration held g . eZ1 Ia ii Zt
in America, and what it signified Knoaville. Spartanburg ani all pomt
M tnH nf thP siPTiificanc of the nres- ea. west, , north .and south. Th
so told of the significance of the pres
mt day, and of the far reaching ertect
it would have the world over. Rev.
J. A. Langley, after taking the floor
said he thought it almost time for
dinner, and that he had just remarked
that it was about time to "shake a
chicken leg." Rev Langley, being a
young man, addressed his remarks
chiefly to that element of the crowd,
and was patiently listened to. Rev.
O'Neal was then called for by the
chairman who referred to him as be
ing from Rutherford . county. Rev.
O'Neal denied the charge, and claimed
Polk county as his county. He made
a splendid talk, and said that "Polk
county did it: that she broke the'Hin-
-denburg line; that she won the day at
Chateau Thiery; while she did not do
all of it, yet she did her part, and was
most assuredly there." His talk
aroused much interest and amusement
as welU Mr. W. T. Lindsey wa.s the
last talker and spoke of the necessity
of cooperation between the citizens of
all sections of Polk county; of the
War Savings yet in vogue; of the
forthcoming Polk County Fair, and
plead for every person in the county
to do their part. Mr. Copeland then
referred to the fact that there was a
large number of preachers present he
hoped sumcientchicken had been pre
pard to feed them on.
After the addresses had been made
the chairman called for donations ot
the monument fund, and several sub
scribed. It was hoped to have a full
report of all subscriptions to date,
but it will appear in our next issue
The responses were lioeral enough to
assure the success of the- monument.
lhe afternoon was given over to
hand-shakine and visitiner between
those acquainted and the forming of
new acquaintances. Everybody seem
ed, to have a splendid time, and it is
hoped that this is but the beginning
of annual Fourth of .Tulv celebrations
Columbus, where everybody in
The saw and hammer are still being
heard on the new church 'building.
Our roads lead in every direction
on the Fourth. Some to Landrum,
some to riendersonvine, Asnevuie,
-main road led to tOiumous.
Garland Simmons, who has just
been discharged from the navy, has
been visiting old friends in our vil
lage for the past wreek.
Lloyd Panther, who has been home
on a 30 days' furlough, returned last
week. Lloyd has made a good record
for himself. He is in the navy.
The Tryon Hosiery, Mfg. Co., seems
to be shipping quite a lot of goods
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Carson are now
domiciled in the teachers dormitory,
and we learn are to take care of the
teachers for the school next term.
Mr. and Mrs. J.. A. Langley, of Dil
on, S. C, are visiting Mrs. Langley's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Jackson
Mr. R. T. F. Fowler and son, Silas
F. Fowler, visited relatives at Knox-
ville, on the Fourth, returning on the
Mr. H D. Swann ran up to Flat
Rock, last Sunday.
Mr. Scoutmaster, of 1 ryon. why not
pull off one of your Boy Scout min
strel exhibitions at Lynn and other
places in the county for the benefit of
the soldiers' monument?
Miss Grace Fowler, of Knoxville, is
visiting her grandfather, R. T. F.
Fowler, and other relatives.
Mrs. R. B. Wilcox, of Union, S. C,
run up last Saturday, bringing a
bunch of young Camp Fire Girls.
They are camping in Mrs. Wilcox's
old home, at the Lynn dairy.
Mrs. J. L.' Hart, of Saluda, was a
guest of her sister, Mrs. Eugenis Nor
man, last week.
Several from this place went to
Columbus, last Monday.
Hurrah for the Fourth. Hope ev
erybody enjoyed that day.
Birch Jackson was slightly injured
last Sunday by a mule running away
Several from this section attended
the prayer meeting at T. N. Wilson's,
Mr. Pink Jackson, from Sandv
Plains, spent Saturda - night with his
father, J. L. Jackson. '
Singing at F. R. Conns' Saturday
night, was well attended.
TRYON ROUTE 1.
The refreshing shower of Sunday
was very much appreciated by far
mers, though it interfered with the
singing at Beulah, but caused all
choirs present to sing together, there
by making better music, so we are in
formed. Oh, say, can we deem our Fourth a
failure? No, no, 'twas not, even
though the program could not be car
ried out as intended. Who knew how
to welcome the home coming of our
soldier boys more than the ones who4
gave the splendid five minutes talks?
The money was being raised for hte
monumnt just the same, and 'twas a
pleasant greeting and hearty hand
shake of host and host of friends and
good old pals who we had not seen in
many moons. All departed, delighted
with the day.
Misses Clara, Pearl and Essie Ed
wards "have returned from the sum
mer school at Brevard.
Miss Bessie Hamilton entered coun
ty school for teachers, at Columbus,
The many friends of Mr. Ben T.
Boone, who has been in service "over
there," will "be glad to know he has
anded in America. Whether he
ram e on an English grierantic airship
'T31iwy " nv r. o i 1 or? nA AT l o c Haon WO
are not informed.
Now It's boost up the Fair. How
Editor POLK COUNTY NEWS.
The time is at hand when every
man woman and child is becoming in
terested m the upbuilding of Polk
county. The most important thing at
present, was discussed at the mass
meeting held at Columbus July
Fourth, the erecting of a monument
in honor of Polk county's heroes who
sleep beneath the sod somewhere in
France, and who paid the glorious
debt that liberty may forever survive,
and that all people may be free.
Dear people, let every one, old and
young, feel as if they are a stock
holder in erecting the monument of
honor to the brave young heroes who
rest thousands of miles, away from
home, and who won praise from all
the world, as true and freedom loving
r- i 11 i 1 v 1 jT
young men. so lei au get Deruna me
movement and make Polk county one
of the first counties in North Carolina
in erecting a memorial of honor to
her part in the world for democracy
" Bring ye all the donations to- the
treasurer, and by the first day of the
fair let us be able to have in Colum
bus a monument of honor that some
mother will be proud to pass by and
view the name of her dear one that
lies in Flander's Fields beneath
white crass, and see the mark of hon
or bestowed upon her hero.
Our slogan should be "Complete by
October Fair," so please let everyone
in dear old Polk feel that he's at lib
erty to donate whatever he feels he
can, for the cause of the last honor
we can bestow upon: the sleeping he
roes who gave for us his all.
Thanking you in advance fbr your
favor, I am,
C. WILBUR McGINNIS.
Fingerville, Route 1, S. C.
Has Been Called to Meet on
the 20th Day of August,
MATTERS OF INTEREST
Don't stop the cultivator too soon:
but cultivate very shallow, especialy
if rain has prevented regular cultivation.
Keep right on sowing cow peas and ,
soy beans, both for hay and for soil
1'olk countv mav rone-recate and
sPf'nd the day. '
r The Tryon Council . No. 143, Jr. O.
L. A. M. was in charge of the refresh
ments, and below appears the report
of the 1)usines done. The monument
tund is $49.75 better off by the un
selfish action of this order.
Report of Junior Order.
"WVthe undrsigned were appointed
a committee from Tryon Council No.
J A J iv 0. U. A. M., to assist the
ntral Committee from the county in
losing a fund for the erection of a
monument to our fallen heroes of the
- Kieat world war just successfully
On July 4th we sold refreshments
?iirlumbus' ana received the sum of
i i .82. Our expenses were as "fol
lows: J- g. Missildine, 30 gal. cream $60.00
l" Missildine, 1100 ice cheam
HOW TLMES DO CHANGE.
ot Jf oik county banks, appearing in
his issue. Prosperity appears in each
instance. Every bank in the county
shows a healthy increase.
When will the good road fostween
he South Carolina and Henderson
county lines be completed? Tias
questtion is to be heard almost every
ady. From present speed we would
estimate about 1950 would be the time
The Fourth of July celebration at
Columbus demonstrated the necessity
of provisions being made for the com
fort of women and children, and we
hope the Board of Commissioners will
take the matter up and make suitable
provisions for toilets for the ladies.
Little Helen Pugh, the popular pi-
anoist, will give another entertainment
in Tryon soon The exact date has
not yet been made, but it will be
about July 22 or 23 This little lady
is a iavorite witn xryonites, ana sne
is always met with ? a large and en
thusiastic audience on her visits here.
Mr. F. P. Bacon returned home
from Washington, D C, Friday,
where he had been called by the ser
ious illness of . his brother, Mr. John
E.1 Bacon. Mri Bacon: left 'his brother
resting easily from an operation, - but
after reaching Tryon received a tele
gram announcing his death.. The re-
mains were taken to Edgefield, S. C.
for burial, beside his father and
As full of business as a mangy cur
with fleas, and as breezy as a Kansas
cyclone, Mr. P. H. Baiey, cashier of
the Bank of Saluda, "blew in" the
JNKWS office, Wednesday, tie is
proud over the splendid showing made
by his bank in the statement appearing
in this issue of the NEWS. v A goodly
share of the credit for the splendid
success of the Bank of Saluda is due
Mr. Bailey, for by his personality he
has drawn and held customers for
Elesewhere find an interesting edi
torial taken from the Ashevile Times,
on the fruit situation. It states that
the packing houses have made con
tracts in certain fruit districts for a
Begin now to plan for sowing win
ter vetch with rye, wheat or oats, to
supply you with good, cheap hay next
spring, instead of buying poor hay at
$45.00 to $60.00 per ton, as you did
this year. ,
Think now about sowing that tur
nip patch. Give it good preparation,
and when you get the turnip . seed
sown turn right around and sow the
same land in timotthy, red top and al
sike clover, and see what it will do
for you and your land.
Look out for the date of our Polk
County Farmers' Institute. It is Au
gust 20th. Now let every fanner
plan to hitch up to his farm wagon
nil the bed with nice clean straw, and
bring the good wife and all the child
ren to Columbus on that. day. and. let
us have a real social farmers' pic nic.
There will be so much fun in it, be
sides the store of useful information
you will get out of it. Now remem
ber the date, August 20th, and tell ev
erybody else about it.
If you want eggs to sell next win
ter now is the time to think about the
poultry house, or "hen house," which
ever you please to call it. Hens won't
do their best for you unless you do
your best for them. Learn to cull
the nock and send all the poor laying
birds to market and save expensive
feed and 'waste- of time looking after
With all the propaganda and re
newed interest in the preserving, can
ning and drying of fruits and vege- period of ten years, whereby they will
A nice rain, which we
needed, rame Sunday.
MYs. T. C. Lauchter and dauerhter.
Bertha, visited in the Bright's -Creek dumped-on the market at any price,
neighborhood. Saturday and Sunday, there is no dumpig. Giant dehydra-
tables it aDDears likely that after
while the average family will do none
of these things.
The seasonal glut in the fruit mar
ket was .what impeled the housewife
to fill her jars.
Some time in the season there was
more fruit .than demanded, and so.
with strawberres at a nickel ' a box,
and peaches twenty cents a peck, and
plums a bucketful for a dime, can
ning was a good business.
But there will shortly be no glut.
In fruit districts, where a few years
aero a third of the crop had to be
Fnially; all coooperation agencies
and myself have agreed that I wilt. : '
continue my present work in Polk:
county for another year from the first
day of this month. In the past 1,
have talked the sowing of grasses le- V
gumes and building permanent pas
tures; but from now on I mean- td
scream, in your ears until you get to
business. Many farmers have al
ready begun the good work, but most
ly on too small a scale. Many others
are preparing to do so this fall and in
the future. Time is precious. Next
spring may be too late with some of
you. Begin now. Then just a little
later we will open up on the kind, of
cattle Polk county should produce.
J. R. SAMS, County Agent.
Retain "Perspective, "
We say of a painting that the per ¬
spective' Is good meaning that wt
can see far ahead, beyond the. appar-"
ent background to Imagined beauties
still further in the distance. Many peo
ple have not this perspective ; they-
see only the pebbles and shallow wa-.
take all the small fruits raised, for
that period, and at figures which will
net the growers about $175 per acre.
It means that for at least ten years
we are to see no more cheap fruit. It
certainly behooves every housewife to 1 ter In the foreground and, stopping to
can and preserve every ounce of fruit,
this year, possible. If you have a big
surplus it will come m handy next
year or the years, following.
The question of the erection of acorn
mercial hotel for Tryon is being urg
ed. There is nothing Tryon needs
more. A good commercial hotel is al
ways a good advertisement for a town
lhe host of traveling men
Some of the people of this section
attended the Fourth of July celebra
tion at Columbus, Friday. All who
went renort an eniovable time. Oth
ers celebrated bv killing grass.
The Christian Endeavor social at
the school house, Saturday nirht was
a crana success, s
Miss Elsie Edwards and Miss L.eona
To-Prtnn were eruests of MlSS .Letna
Mr Clarence Elliott and iamiiy,
Mr W. G. Ecrerton. Misses Sallie Geer
Sallie Rrisco and George V. Bris
co. were callers at Sunny Brook,
Sunday. - ,
Misses Letha Barber, Esther and
Sue Gibbs entered the teachers' sum
mer school, at Columbus, Tuesday.
Mr. W. B. Edwards and family called
at Oakwood Farm, Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Bee Lewis has returned home
Messrs. A. C. Boone, Ben Brackett
and Ezra Constant were visitors here,
SlMrsf'Elma Dicus and little Gladys
were guests of Mrs. L. C. Gibbs, last
Many of the people were- glad to
see the rain, Sunday, while soine were
greatly disappointed,- especially those
who had to be in Landrum, Sunday
j-i- f a rprtain hour.
Earnest Laughter went to Hender-
sonville, the 4th, with a load of ap
ples, peaches and other farm products.
The rain held up ast week, and tar-
mers got about up with their work.
T. C. Laughter, Mrs. Jane Mayson
and Gravson Jackson each killed a
large rattler last week.
Well, Brother Lynn, if killing rat
tlers goes on at the present rate I be
lieve by Christmas you and the editor
can safely come over m this section.
We heard the first katydid on the
5th. The old saying that frost comes
three months after the first are heard.
Miss Flora Bradley , takes great
pride m showing four baby screech
owls that came to visit at her home
talHnir can do a town much good or harm.
ll flip fruit, th growers will sell, and The hotel is the home of the traveler,
taking it at top prices
Growers this spring signed con
tracts with packing houses for their
entire output of small fruits for ten
Strawberries are contracted iour
years ahead; the life of the planta
Amles are being contracted at top
prices before the fruit is well set on
and he judges a town very largely up
on the kind of hotels it has. and he is
not far wrong when he diagnoses that
wav. Unfortunatey Iryon has not a
strictly commercial , hotel. We have
as eood resort hotels as any other
town, but while some of them give
commercial men special rates they do
not seek that class of trade A good
50-room commercial hotel, located
conveniently to the business district
t ,rof nmof nionfc 9ro hmncr would not only be a fine advertise
All U1C ti3l Clau uiuuva O I . - , - . .
dabble their feet In the first pleasant
invitation to ease and coolness, they
lose the call and lure of the deep
pools and forests farther on, content
to stay at the half-way house, eyen
forgetting that they once held a faint
vision of castles of accomplishment
, s ,
Old Nime for February.
The old Britons gave the nicknami .
"Fildyke" to February, not because. It,
Is a particularly wet month, the aver
age rainfall being the least of any
month In the year, but because the '
melting snow on the hills causes, the -rivers
and dykea to overflow. Whea ,
there Is a superabundance of snow and
rain in February there is too much ol
what would be a good thing in modera
tion, and floods where they are least
Ballonge, Co suear "" 10 50 I The Christian Endeavor .was eU
KallemSl f''if g IV'Sft attended by the young people, Sunday
a tnger Lo. lemons 11.50 ta"u 3 a pvrellent Droerram
"uienger Co -SK afternoon. .
, ' I ooorl nilt Wltn miSS AjtJWW ua-L-
w " -rr .Vt wn "Christ
n . Total.
CD VI D.7. I Urn
T reaseman, Fred E. Swann,
W rBrown' M- c- Buler, T.W.'Bal
i :.. Ar "Her tonic was onnai
ian Fellowship. .
One other great disadvantage caus
. j u 4.u M4 finndav afternoon was
a certain person had to wear his boots
to Christian anaeavur
built in dozens of fruit and vegetable ment for lryon, but would be a
districts, and so great is. the demand mg one as well.
by these plante that they are financing 4 are informed that the Board of
farmers, furnishing seed- or plants, Education bailed to appoint a County
rnnt.T-Art.ino- for the. entire harvest for I
I. W. Bradley attended services at so long as the plantations will bear, ular meeting Of that body, last Mon-
Mount Lebanon. Sunday.
We were not permitted to attend
the Fourth at Columbus.
Cnlnmbns will nver have anv at
tractions till we get a railroad nearer
than the present one.
.Mrs. Henna Henderson visited Miss
Flora Bradley, last week. '
James Case arid family, of Green
ville, S. C, came up on an. extended
visit to the former's parents.
E. J. Bradley went to Tuxedo, Mon
Hav on business.
t?nnpv Jackson, wife and sister, of
Trvon. visited relatives at- Fishtop,
Mind That Is Truly Free.
I call that mind free which Is Jeal
ous of Its own freedom, which guards
itspif from . beine merged in others,
which guards Its empire over. Itself
oc rn.ior thnn the emdre of tha
world. William Ellery Chnnnlng.
and urging the planting of thousands dav but wlir meet with the Board of
of more acres at prices which should County "Commissioners next Monday
give the grower an average proht ol an(j make the apointment We sin
S175 an"acre a vear. ' I porolv t-rnnt that, a Pollc r.onntv man
No, madam, the day of cheap iruit ij be appointed, and not go out of
has gone. If you have a back yard Oie countv to fill the position, as has
vmi can snlvp the nroblem DV Dlant- I ;of ol Sn-roiv Pnllr poimtv
ing three dozen assorted small fruits possesses any number of persons suit- I The number on each piece is indicated
and a dozen uwan appe, pear aim ed to nll tne place, and we should not
plum trees. Otherwise even your old think of leaving the county for the se
reliable fliv-er soon can't take you far lection. It does not require a colleg-
enough in the countryto insure your iate to fill the place, then why not se-
load ot canning supplies. Asnevuie i iect a home man. one who would nave
Dominoes for the Blind.
Dominoes for the blind are rather
Ingenious. Recognizing the need ox
something that would not easily be dia-"
placed as the fingers of the bund,
passed back and forth reading th!
numbers on the face of the dominoes.
the Inventor has given us a set of in
terlocking pieces. Th'e mortise joint
makes them hold together no matter,
how much they are brushed around.
by the raised heads of brass tadcj
easily read by the touch. '
Home of -Nywiphs.
Near the caDeof Shlma, in Japan,
there is a village heHm of which in
JaDanese means ;?iTl settlement of.
Tfrmnhs" woman ln this vinace i
4- - .
ho nrominnnt nartneri The chiei
Industry is pearl fishing and the
women are the fishers. The men stay
at home and do the work.
far more influence with our people
than would a stranger. Some coun
ties have selected ladies Why not
Polk do the same ? We have any
number of ladies who could fill the po
sition with honor and credit,
, Daily Thought. ;
Good comnanv and good discourse
ire the very sinews of virtue. -Izaak
Canada's Water Power
An Important feature of the- watef
powers of Canada is their fortunate
situation with respect to existing com
mercial centers. Within economic
transmission range of : practically ev
ery important city from the Atlantic
to the Pacific." except . those In the4 Cen
tral western prairies, there are clus
tered water-power sites .'which will
meet the probable demands for hydro
power for generations -