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Lvas Sr LEWIS,, PisHishcrs.
CHARITY TOV/ARS ALL-KALKE TOWARD NONE.
irOL. 21-UO. 33
BORNSVILLE, YANCEY COONTY, N. C., MAY 24.19ll
Only,Pancr Published io tbe Couct;’ .
$1 A YEAt
THE OLD RELIABLE
Buy War Savings 'Stamps and Kelp
win the war.
mB. SAYINGS STAMPS
ISSUED BVr THE
Depnsi'i: your surplus money witK jrus
and get yoiir interest.
BAMK OF YANGEY
Buriisville, N. C.
BANK OF YANCEY
Bay of Prayer, Humiliation
ThursHar. May goth, 2.50 p. m.
Doxology. - ,
Prayer.-'-'D. W. Whife.
Sonjj—Honv Fair a Foundation.
Proclamation of President.—I'.l.
Scripture, .Reading.—A. C.
Song —Faith of Our''Fathers,^
diTsscd by the follow'iig laymen
ispt.'efdter' noT-i?® vAceau eii-fii
minutes each■): R. W. Wilson,
John M. Lyon, I:.' D'. Gillespie.
Season of Prayer.^
Onward Christian Soldiers^.
Profession formed in front of
chcrch, led by boy scouts,,^ower
girls, ancj old so’Uiers, marching
td cemetpj’y and decoration of
co'mmitteUfor mav 30th ssevici?
Committee on Klowerilf: Mrs.
Dr. SobertsGn, MrA. T. R/
Byrd, Rhea l/yon, Mis^
Nettie Bennett, .Miss .\iafy
JVl'ss Kate Hyatt. j
COMMITTIiF ON oin .'OLDIER^
J. W. Higgins-, N y.. Scales,
jy^vi Biickne^v-'.^mes Fox;
' . OTTE ON OKNEK.M. AKKaVNGE-
J.-L. Hyatt, Chm’r, J. A. Wat
son. G.'W. Anglin.
Kicport ok The Condition of
Repckt of the Condition or
at Burnsville, N. C.,
at theclosfOi business, May 10, |
Loans and discdlints - 167,141 20
Overdrafts secured and
unsecured - - 678 IK)
United’States Bonds - 5.000 OO
Banking hotise 2680.36,
Funiiture&fixt's 1412'.25 4,002 '61
owned - - • ^ .3,405 00
'Dui' from National
Banks -■ 32,O0l 63
Cash items held over 24
Gold coiii - - -
Silver coin, incUidin.gall
tnir.Or coin currency
National bank notes v rid
other U. S. notes
Total' - - $218,197.27
Capital stock paid in - 25,000 00
Surplus fund - - 25,000 00
Undivided profits, less
current expenses and
taxes paid - - 2,200 88'
Deposits subject to chccl^46r457 04
Time certificates of de
posit ■ -y^- 110,023 71
C.ishier’s che^Jre o u t-
standing^'''' - - 420 04
The American Creed.
Tlie Cif? oF Baltimore offered a
prize of 81,000 fpr the fieSt
creed for the American citl,zeh.
Tho contest was endorsed hr
President Wilson and other id-
rhiihstration ofikials. The 'A^n-
ner of the prize is"\7ilHam Tjlor
Page of Matj-hiiid, a descendfeht
of former President John 'i'^Jier
and is also a desendant.of .ohelof
tlie signers of the Declaration^of
Independence. The a e'e e i>*t e d
creed is rs follov^s: • \
' THE AMERICAN CREED. \
If interested' in or effected,
“J believe in the United State! W-'^e today for FREE booklet—
of America as'a government pn jifiportar.t information.
tlie people, by the people, for the
people; whose just powers are de-
ri'cd from the consent of the
governed; a democracy in. a
public; a' soverrign' nation
rBTny soyereign'states: a' perfect:
union, one inseparablc;VsuibHsh-
ed upon those principals of free
dom, cjuaMty, justice and hu-
iniinity for which American pa
triots sacrificed their lives and
"I therefore believe, it is my
duty to my country to love it;- to
support its constitution; to obev
its laws; to respect its flag; an-l
to deftmcl it against all enemies,”
StattYbf North Carolina,
County of Yancey, May 16, 191$.
-I/J. M. L3’on, Cashier of the
abdve-naiued bank, dp solemnly
,swear that the above statement is
true to the best of mj knowledge
and belief. J. M. Lyon, Cashier.
Correct—Attest: J. A. Watson,
J‘E. Evans, Geo. ML Anglin, Di
Snbscribcd and ■••worn to before
rtfe, this l7th'day of May-; 19l8,
E. Fr.\nk W’at;5on,
at Biirnsviib, N.' C-,
at the close of business May 10,
oani; and discounts - 168,948.37
Overdrafts sec’d ^ ;
unsecured ■ 1,223 18
United States Bonds
and Liberty Bonds 2,700 00
Preraium on Bonds Ui-'X
Banking House, 309u'00,
Furmttn-e&fixt’s 175,1.37 4.841 37
All other real estate O'wned 10206 49
Due from National Banks 31 664 OS
Due from State Banks
and Bankers - 11,666
Sih'cr coin, includin;
minor roin currency -
National bank notes and
other U- S. notes
Total ■ $234,903 42
Capital stbek paid in - 17,300 00
Surplus Mini - 17,3OCO0
Urylivided profits, les6
current expenses and ,
taxes paid - 6,180 54
Dividends unpaid - 280 00
Notes! and bills re.-dis-
counted - - NONE
Bills payable - - NONE
Deposits subject to checkl27,192 02
Demand Certificates of de
posit - - - 65,46.1 69
Cashier's checks out-
.standing - - - - -1,189 17
State of North Carolina,
County of Yancey, May 17, 1118.
I. Thos. R., Byrd, Cashier of,
the above-named bank, do solemn-;
ly swear that the above statement
is true to the best of my knowledge
Taos. E^. Byrd, Cashier.
Correct—-Attest: J. Bis Ray,
J'as. A. Peterson, M. C. Honey
Subscribed and sworn to before
me, this 17th da.v'of May,' 1918.'
V/INGATE SALVO MEG. CO.
ASHEVILLE, ?5. C.
War •Vegetable Gardening and the
Horne Storage of Vegetables.
iust received from the
Natipriai v^r Gardening Com-
misnon, a number of copies of
thid valuable book for distribu
tion. It has been prepared by
experts in e'very department, .anc
should be in every household
You wilhfind it of great value
in gardening and sa'';ing vegeta
’Dies. .jCall and get one at ou
o. - . : • [Store, 80-84 Patton'Ave., Ashe-
HenryS. ChaRmengnatedthe q gc. stafpp
idea of an American creed and rrYn-il ond
several thousand ccnti^stants sub-
initied mainiscripts for considera
tion. The accepted creed should
In'Wilson coun'iy the home of
.fohn Haskins, a .tenant, caugiit
lire in the night- Ilaskins'.ex-
caped, but his, wife and clntd
perished in the flames.'
Spm'geon Sparks' Ship Was
in EattSe W’ii'i Subs.
From the Newport (Tcnn.)
Plain 'Talk we gvt the following
from Spurgo-on Sp. rks to his
brotiier Cicero,.wbovas for sever
al year;; held a reSp msible posi
tion with a bi,g hour mill in New-
iport. 'rimy are Yrn'cey county
I boy--; and nons of tin bite W'iUie
iSj.ai'ks, a well kn.wn Baptist
• minister of this cc^jnty. The
I h-lter follows:
! ‘ "-iav 7, 1918.
1 Dear Gicero: ,( ,
I You can’t, imagine bow good I
; am feeling this mo'.niag, for in
' another hour we will likely he in
! the Brooklyn Navy,Yards. We
! sailed from France on April 24th,
! and believe me, v.t have been
; making good time c,.’y and night.
: There were forty-ts'.^ ships in the
! convoy when we left*,' France and
I on the 26th Of April we had an
jail day battle witlf-Submarines,
, \ beginning at eight o’clock in the
• morning and lasting until live ’p.
I m. It wa.s some, battle, big six
i and ten .inch.„ giii..; firing every
! second aiid several at a time. It
' s^re enough seemed:Tikie war-time
[ that day; and you can imagine
! how we v;ere feeling; thinking
j every minute \\ ouh' be the last one
I for us; but there was on’-y one
I transport sunk out of the bunch.
I In the meantime we goc three of
'vVhile going over we were
caught in a b;id stdrra. It lasted
2-1-lon,^ hours, anc it looked as
though we were going to be de-
i stroY.ed every minute of the time.
! Wheca man looks out and sees
j big ocean waves over 200 feet
I high comin.g toward hiss boat it
I looks just a little “bit scary'’,
and as “’hilt’’ JoiT's used to say
“That curicus Reiing crept over
I me af never before.” Part of the
I time,^we would ,bo on cur feet and
I a p;i.'t of time on .lur heads. The
jship was tu'^ned almost' upside
i dovy.n. sevya' t’y.'...and if she
I had not ’ been he'.tv} laden \vith
i supplies for the American E.xpdty
i Forces “over . tlieru.” no doubt
; she \ypuld ha.ve gone down.
I landed in the Soutnsrn part of
France, sa.iled into the bay of
i Biscay April '.‘th, dropped anchor
at the town of Breast to await
erders from American Headouar-
ters where to go to unload. 'When
we saijed across tli'e Biscay Bay
and up the Gironde riv.er to that
beautiful, town Bordeaux, ,60
miles awi-.’y. And here is where
it took us ten days, to unload;
then V(cjailed back for Ne\y York;
and here we are all happy this
morning realizing that we are
nearin.g'the same place wc left
seven v/eeks ago. I have some
views of Bordeaux that I will
send you later. It sure is aprettv
tov/n. The people “over there’,!
simply worship the Americans.
You should hear tlie French girls
trying to talk to us. They like
the sailor boys. They said,
“France no good anymore, Amer-
cans good people.” Unfortunate
for me, I had my arm burned very
badly about a week ago. Haven’t
been doing very much since, and
will be under the doctor for an
other-yeek or so, and just a-bout
tliat time wa will sail airain. I
am getting along alright. Write
me real roun,
U.'S. S. Moccasin,
, ,Cavc P. M- N. Y.
Whan he startei^'in, Hinclen-;-
burg announced he.-was willing
to lose 300,000 men in the -big
drive. The Allies, though, ao-
pear to be more liberal. They
are willing for him to lose two or
three times that number.—Macon
and "VG will mail one.
Ti S; MOHBISON & GO'.
'b.i in the hands of every Ameri
can citizen and should be tau'ght
in every school room.
■ Oliiittren. Cry"
O A SC 1" G ?9 5 'A
Lafcbrers an'd c a r p e' n t e _r s,
Sfceach/ work aad'good pay. Good
ho'jr.iiirc and oo'st'ding faeilitieF
on plaivt site. ...
Am'Si'ican Wood Reduction Co.
Roots; Herbs, Barks
'Wanted for €ash,
Blood root (pucco'on.)
.. Black Haw_^ bark.
Lady SHpp'fer ro'ot.
Saksasfras bark root.
Y/nd'Cherry,bark, etc. ,,
■We bViy all otljer kinds used in
imdicine and pay highest' prices
Write today for price rist and
,S. b:PENJOK&CO..’ INC.,
37-33 N. Lexington'Ave'.V
Triple Tragedy at Erwin.
A triple tragedy was enacted at
A mob Sunday evening burned
the body of Tom Devert, a negro
about thirty-five years of age,
after he had been shot twice
through the head as he attempted ;
to swim the river with his victim,
Georgia Lee Collins, the fifteen
year old daughter of George Col
lins, a bcncksmith aud a well
thought of white man.
- With her seven year old brother
the, girl was on her way homo
about a mile and a half beyond
Krvvin, when at a secluded spot
in the path she was attacked^ by
the negro, who. choked her into
insensibility before he was fright
ened away by men nearby who
rushed-, to the ' spot when they
heard her frantic outcries. The
negro is said to have turned,-her
loose when he saw the men; then
to have seized her again .and
dragged her to the river bank, ^
plunging into tlie water with the ;
eyident idea of swimming across. '
Qne of the fohr men, whose names j
Ci’nnot be learned today, drew a j
fortj'-four calibre and fired three j
shots at his head showing above ;
waiter, two of the bullets taking
effect. The gunman drew a bead
by resting the gun in the crotch
of his crooked arm, .firitig at a
r;uige of several hundred feet.
The others started swimming tor
the girl who sank a:id rose, again
to the.suriace. '•Vhen brought to
the bank she was dead. ^Vhetber
or not she had been choked to
death or drowned in the water is
When every efior.t to revive the
dead girl,proved unavailing the
men turned to the negro who had
been brpught out. The sodden-
body wfis dragged back to town
the entire dstance pf a -piile ^nd a
half, tjie crowd growing in size,
until it readied mob proportions
by the time they reached the
power house. Here, accoiding to.
the st,orv of orje_of. ’’he ey.e wit
nesses, all the negro population,
some sixty or seventy, were suuj-
moned from their houses and
made to line up, while men gath
ered wood. cft»ss ties and sticks
and piled them over the dead body
Over this grewsome pyre was
poured oil. The. body v/as com
pletely incinerated, the ,.crowd,,
lingering until Lar .into the night
to watch the .burning.
Naatteihpt at concealment was
made'on the part of ani: partici
pant. One man stated this morn
ing that everybod3’'knew exactly
of the circumstances of the at-,
tempted rape, and that there, was
no interference on the part.of the
officers. No-inquest had been
.held this morning. The populace
inflacned against , the negro and
all'others ,of his.tace, are said to
liav& threatened to burn thg negro
quarters, but were dissuaded by
General Manager L. H. Phetta-
placeof the C. C. and 0. Ry.,
who sought to stop them from
their acts. . Kbwev,er, all negroes
were ordered tq leave the town by
members of the party, and it is
said tlie exo4us set in early last
riig-ht, and tliat today there are
few left ill Erwin.
Aside from the- burning itsejf
there were no further acts of vio
lence repotted, the.crowd con
tenting itself, with wroakjng ven
geance upon the dead body by
burning. . . - ■
Devert is said to, have been a
negro of good character, having
lived in Erwin six or seven years.
He is,thought to have been*either
drunk or „under the effects of
drugs.—Johnson City Staff.
5 ~ J!
The ■ .
Geiser Lise of Tkesfiers is
well mi favorably kEowO'
- All-over the South, and has proved to'
be the most satisfactory machine for
this moujitain section.' We have two
car io'ads of macMnesbought, and a'
part of them already sold and delivered.'
If you need.a thresher in your section,;
take the matter up with us at once, as’
we do not expect to able to get enough'
Geiser Tlrresliers this year to supply the
trade. Write for catalogue, prices and'
T. S:'MORRISON.8c CO;
A'GeNTS for WESTERK north CAROLINA FOR. GEISER
THRESHERS,. STEAM ENGINES AND SAW MILLS.
Asheville, 'I. C.
Save Feralizer BlUs, in
crease crop productive
ness, and make the best
of Summer forage crops»
Will improve land wonderfully,
even aftei’ rising crop for foraga
or grazing purposes. Can bo
grown io excellent advantage in
your Corn crop, increasing ..yield
of Cpiai anil n\aking a wonderful
iraprdvemeut to the soil.
-'VYritri for prices and “WOOD’S
CROP .SPECIAL.” giving informa
tion about all Scaeonable Seeds.
Mailed free on request.
Rroudiy the boys marched
av/ay. Are you doing what you
can to bring them b:ick safe and
victorious? Saving and lending
your, money, every dollar of it, is
the least that you can do for these
brave boys. •
Emmett Dalton, last of the
Dalton band.of outlaws, as dar
ing as their cousins, the James
boys, is now a ^-esident of Gas
tonia, where lie re'presents a-mo
tion picture business. He escaped
death when his brothers were
killed many years ago.
Rev. Homer Casto from Eskota
apoke on the work of the .Ameri
can Red Cross Surfiday- p. m. at
the M. R Church. He had a
large audience, and we are g’-ad
to. say most-of those present were
members of the Red Cro.ss. Romo
few were enrolled alter the ser
vices. The total membersnio
numbered one hundred and fi.-iv-
five, but we are expecting :■ lavr'
number. Ao-.join. yet. ' ’
Cro^ has and,is doing or
greatest-works, and we are vi i i
to, see the people-at tins •.•m.
stand by such a great cause.
Clarence Ray is liere ag;:;--.
from the.U.. S-N. He came this
time to stay, as he is discharged.
He,regrets he is physically unfit
for the service.
Dr, Hutchins is in Pensacola
for a few days doing dental work.
Messrs., Sara Huskins, Arthur
LambDr. Smith, and Mrs. White,
and Miss Sallie Parnell, made- a
flying trip to Asheville list week.
Mr. Oscar Young, of Day hook,
spent the week-end in Pensacola
We are glad to learn that Miss
Mattie Gardner has returned
home, after some weeks in the
hospital. Here’s hoping she win
soon be strong.
Mr. Arche Holyfleld left Sun
day for the hospital-where he will
Mrs. Bob Dolin and children
visited home folks, last week, re
Mr. Devvey Ballard, who a few
week ago was reported seriously
sick with typhoid fever, has
i'irs. Rex Yelton-left for Ken
tucky last Sunday, where see
joined her husband.
Rev. Willis Ballard filled his
regular appoinfipent^at the Free
Baptist church Saturday and
Mr, F, E. Patton made a busi
ness trip to Pensacola.^ast week.
Our Yance.v Cou:ity Red Cressi
Chapter now numbers about 33,5-
members, 150 at Eskota, 145 at.
Pensacola (drive for membership:
still on) an.d Burnsville 40. We-
ought to have 500 members by-
July 1st. A'e hope to have auxil-t
' iries soon organized at Bald,
e. and Daj’ Book,-
and then at lu-
Log. and 11 „
Ofi.-tion of the
s 'Ctioi! of • oui
Well o-ver the c
'itii the ex-r
, this will-
'• wdl form,
eenters quite ccn.enu-.nt for all.,
Ivering’s t- . ist Sab-,
'-.ith, ai.ternoon :;i;out :>2.-d was
pledged for the Kea v..ross and a.
committee consisting of James-
RefroandJ. Horton, appoint-;
ed bv Mr. l^atton, to receive and
solicit further offerings-
Two thousatul dollars is the-
apportionment ai,Yancey county;
in this Red Cross V drive, .which
is only lor this week. We,
want to go "over tlie top”' with-
this. If you are -so •unlortimate-
as not to be .solicit.ed' for 3'our,
aiiarfe of.this, apportionment, get
busy right away, and .send your-
offeripg to Mr-.Tom Byrd, Burnsr-
ville,,who is the Treasurer of our
C. S. ADAMS,
When it comes down to a ques
tion of rapid shipbuilding the
United States is „on the job.
When a* country can tur.n out_ a
5,000-ton .^ship in less than ope
month from one , shipyard, tlicr^
is no denial of the tact that it .is
showing speed and that is what
this country has done. Uncle
Sam iias been shuwnthe necessity,
of building ships ap'd building
th'er.i -:i;,hd1,v'.--:iew Bei-u Ru-r:
All true patriots are now agreed
that.,the first big business.of this
nation todav is to win the war.
In'a de.mocracy-in time of war-
the man w.hq. deliberately and in-
tentipnally.crfibarrasses his goy^
ermrient by political attacks is
doing eneihy.service, whatever his
professions of loyalty may be..
'I'he country,that fails to under-;
stand this .when it is at war withj
so resouveefui, so ingenious and!
so unscrupulous an enemy as Ger: j
many is ijv.’iting L-s:,ster, -Iycw i
KO OTHER LIKE IT.
• - NO OTHER AS GOOD,..
Purchase ihc “N^ HOME”
at the 111
Th«t:liminalion o£ '
^WARRANTED FOR ALL TIME. •
THE NEW HOME SEWING MACHiNEtiOjORANGE,MASef