Friday, January 31, 2020

January Deaths in Hickory, Wilson, Roanoke Rapids, Tryon Newspapers, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 31, 1920

Mr. Clegg Perry Dead in Hickory

Mr. M. Clegg Perry, one of the best known citizens of the eastern section of Burke county, died in the Richard Baker hospital at 7 o’clock last night from an attack of erysipelas and gangrene which were brought on some time ago by an injury. An operation was performed in the hope of saving his life, but Mr. Perry was so ill that his case seemed hopeless from the outset. He railed for a few days and hope was entertained for his recovery, but yesterday it was seen that he could not recover.

Mr. Perry was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Perry of Winston-Salem, who are now at the home of another son, Mr. Robert M. Perry of Hickory. He was born in Davie county, December 13, 1880, and was 39 years of age. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife and three children, and two brothers and two sisters, Robert M. Perry of Hickory, R.C. Perry of Winston-Salem, Mrs. B.C. Berry of Burke, a twin sister, and Miss Fleta Perry of Winston-Salem.

Educated in the public schools and at Rutherford College, Mr. Perry had taught in Buncombe, Catawba and Burke counties for more than a dozen years. He was a good teacher and a splendid man. During the summer he engaged in farming and his home was a happy one. He was a member of Mount Harmony Methodist church, Burke County, from which the funeral will be conducted this afternoon by Rev. Mr. Clegg of Rutherford College, assisted by Rev. W.R. Bradshaw of Hickory.


Death of Mr. Hefner

Mr. Calvin S. Hefner, one of the best citizens of Clines township, died early this morning at the age of 65 years. He was a good farmer and a splendid citizen and had many friends in this section and Hickory.

He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock tomorrow from Mount Zion Lutheran church, of which he was a member.


Comrade Eckard Passes

Another Confederate answered the last roll call when Mr. Wesley D. Eckard, a prominent farmer of Hickory township, died at his home last night at the age of 76 years, five months and 21 days. He was a good farmer and sterling citizen, a valiant soldier in the civil war, and had hosts of friends in this section.

Mr. Eckard was married three times and is survived by a widow and several children. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock from St. Stephens Lutheran church and will be conducted by Rev. E.J. Sox.


From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 28, 1920

Formerly Hickory Boy Dead in Baltimore

Mr. Fred Moose, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Moose, died of a fractured skull Monday night in a Baltimore hospital, the news reaching Hickory yesterday in a telegram to his mother from Mr. Moose who was with his son, having been called to Baltimore last Friday. From reports received here he fell 25 feet while working on some electric wires.

Mr. Moose was 22 years of age, was married and is a member of the Lutheran church. He is well remembered here. No funeral arrangement have been made.


Mr. Warner’s Remains Buried in Charlotte

The remains of Henry W. Warner, whose death occurred Monday night, were taken to Charlotte this morning for interment. The pall-bearers were officers of the first Presbyterian church, of which he was a deacon. They were Messrs. W.B. Menzies, D.M. McComb, Geo. W. Hall, E.B. Cline, Geo. Bailey, and Dr. P.W. Troutman.


Mrs. J.T. Johnson Dies in New Orleans

Mr. J.C. Martin received a telegram this morning form Miss Mamie Sue Johnson at New Orleans announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. J.T. Johnson. The remains will arrive in Hickory Thursday afternoon on Number 12 and interment will be the following day in Oakwood cemetery, the hour to be announced later.

Mrs. Johnson, widow of the late beloved Dr. J.T. Johnson, was among Hickory’s oldest citizens and was one of the best loved women in this community. She was a consistent member of the First Methodist church and was prominent in church work.

For several years her health had been failing and her daughters took her to Mississippi and later to Ohio thinking the change would benefit her and late in the fall she returned to Hickory for a few weeks before going to New Orleans to spend the winter, the end coming there. Surviving her are two daughters, Miss Mamie Sue and Miss Effie Johnson, who were in New Orleans with their mother, one sister, Mrs. Mack Goodsen, and one brother, Dr. Sol Warlick, both of Morganton. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved relatives in their said loss.


From the editorial page of the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 28, 1920

The community feels a keen loss in the death of Henry W. Warner, who passed away at the age of 61 years. Mr. Warner was a thorough gentleman and much of his success in life was due to his consideration for others. He got things done because he was tactful, helpful and cheerful, three qualities that ought to be cultivated by persons who hope to be in responsible positions.


From The Hickory Daily Record, January 17, 1920

Mrs. Mary Bonniwell, Beloved Woman Dead

Mrs. Mary Bonniwell, who for the past quarter century has made her home in Hickory, died at her residence on Tenth avenue last night at 9 o’clock. The funeral probably will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning from the First Baptist Church conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.R. Bradshaw.

Mrs. Bonniwell, who had been in feeble health for years, would have been 86 years old on May 10 next. She possessed an unusually loveable disposition and her step-children and step-grandchildren loved her as one of blood kin. This admiration was not confined to members of the family, but was general among her friends.

She was the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church, to which she was loyally devoted, and rejoiced in its prosperity. Mrs. Bonniwell, who was a native of Milwaukee, was twice married, the first time to a Mr. Bond and the second to the late James C. Bonniwell. She had no children of her own but she was a mother to those of her husband by his first marriage, and they knew no other mother. Three step-children survive. They are Mr. Bander C. Bonniwell, Philadelphia; Mrs. Henry M. Shields, Seattle; and Mr. Eugene Bonniwell, Minnesota. Mrs. Eubert Lyerly is a step-granddaughter.


From The Hickory Daily Record, Feb. 19, 1920

Funeral of Mrs. Bonniwell

The funeral over the remains of Mrs. Mary Bonniwell, whose death occurred Friday night at the age of 86 years, was held from the First Baptist church at 10:30 this morning and was conducted by her pastor, Rev. W.R. Bradshaw. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. Many friends were present to pay their respects to the last remains of a good woman and the numerous floral offerings attested her popularity.

The pallbearers were Messrs. J.G. Carrier, J.R. Hosley, W.L. Boatright, C.W. Ellington, J.D. Elliott, and J.A. Martin.


From The Hickory Daily Record, Feb. 19, 1920

Raleigh Woman Kills Self

Raleigh, Jan. 19—Mrs. Lloyd Hall, 30 years old, committed suicide here last afternoon by shooting herself through the heart with a pistol.


From The Hickory Daily Record, Feb. 19, 1920

Death of Child

Edward R. Crouch, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Crouch, died at their home on Fifteenth avenue at 9:30 this morning following an illness that afflicted him for 10 years and that made him invalid for more than a year. He was a sweet child and those who knew him as a small boy like to think of him before his affliction. Edward is survived by his parents and three brothers—Carlisle, Ernest and Troy. The funeral will be conducted from the home tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock, probably by Rev. W.O. Goode, the parents’ pastor.


From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 17, 1920

Death of Mrs. M.C. Dunn

On Friday morning, January 2, 1920, at 7 o’clock, the death angel visited the home of Mr. M.C. Dunn and took from him his beloved wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Dunn. She leaves a husband and three children, Mrs. Cora Lee Braswell, Miss Nonia Dunn, Mr. Thomas Dunn, and three sisters and two brothers to mourn her loss. Her funeral was preached in the Free Will Baptist church at Lucama, she was laid to rest in Lucama cemetery. She is gone but not forgotten, never will her memory fade.

She was a faithful member of the Free Will Baptist church for many years and was true to her promise.
--Johnnie Pittman


From the Roanoke Rapids Herald, January 16, 1920

Mr. F.P. Shields Dead

Mr. Frank P. Shields of Scotland Neck, one of the most prominent men in the lower part of the county, died suddenly Friday afternoon, some form of heart trouble causing his death.

Mr. Shields was active in the religious, educational and business interests of his county and State and was a director of the Thomasville Orphanage, The Wake Forest College and Meredith College, a prominent banker and farmer.

Interment was made in the Baptist Cemetery at Scotland Neck Sunday afternoon attended by a large host of friends and admirers from many sections of the state.


From the front page of The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Monday, January 12, 1920
Two Killed By Speeding Machines Saturday Night

Greenville, Jan. 11—Philip Jefferson, 19-year-old boy who was struck by an automobile driven by an unknown driver on Greenville’s principal street, died last night and was buried today. There is no clue to the driver as lights were dimmed and the car was driven swiftly away.

Asheville, Jan. 11—Chester King, aged 14, was killed last night when he was struck by a truck that collided with the rear of a wagon upon which he and another boy were riding. W.B. King, driver of the truck, was arrested and is being held by the police without bond, following the outcome of the coroner’s inquest. The driver, although of similar name, is not related to the accident victim.


From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Monday, January 12, 1920

Mr. Noah Strickland Dead

Mr. Noah Strickland, uncle of Mr. Junus Strickland of this city, and a former citizen of Wilson, passed away at his home in Nash county about 6 miles from Spring Hope at 4 o’clock yesterday, and will be buried this afternoon in the family cemetery near his home.

Mr. Strickland was well known and one of the substantial citizens of Wilson, having resided here the greater part of his life, at the residence next to Mr. James. T. Wiggins on Nash street up to about 15 years ago, when he removed to his farm in Nash county, where he has large real estate holdings.

The funeral occurred this afternoon and was conducted by Rev. Mr. Flannigan, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city, of which Mr. Strickland was a devout member. The deceased lived to the ripe old age of 86 years, and leaves one sister, Miss Nannie Strickland.


From the front page of the Polk County News and The Tryon Bee, Jan. 9, 1920

Capt. John W. Wilcox

A long familiar figure past from among us here at Saluda, when Capt. John W. Wilcox offered the sudden summons of death on New Year’s night. He had passed a happy evening with the members of his family, and retired early as was his custom, waving a smiling good night to his sons (who have been spending the holidays with their sister, Mrs. Clifford Wilcox) and a new minutes later had passed into the great beyond.

John Wesley Wilcox was born in New Orleans, August 4th, 1840. He served in the war between the states as a member of the Washington Artillery, a famous New Orleans organization. He was marred after the war to Miss Anna Holmes of Charleston, S.C. He is survived by his widow and eight children; Mrs. Louis J. Anderson of Milledgeville, Ga., Miss L. Clifford Wilcox of Saluda, Arthur D. Wilcox of Ensley, Ala., Commander John W. Wilcox of the U.S. Navy, Mrs. Arthur tufts of Atlanta, Ga., and Louis D. Wilcox of Baltimore.

Captain Wilcox followed the profession of engineering for a greater part of his life, having been for years city engineer of Macon, Ga. For a shorter time in his young manhood he operated a locomotive, and in his declining years the great engines that thunder u the grade into Saluda had a peculiar fascination for him, many a summer resident of Saluda having witnessed the sight of a white-haired old gentleman standing near the track at the top of the grade, waving his hat to the man at the throttle of the straining monster as it passed up the road, a symbol of the thought that he has made the grade and passed on to better things.


From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 5, 1920

Mr. H.A. Fulmer Dies in Baltimore

Mr. H.A. Fulmer, well known furniture dealer, died in a hospital at Baltimore yesterday morning at 3:45 following an illness of several months. The funeral will be held from Holy Trinity Lutheran church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. C.R.W. Kegley and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Fulmer was carried to a hospital in Baltimore just a few days before Christmas in the hope that an operation would save his life. He grew steadily worse and for a few days before his death hope of his recovery wad despaired of. The remains were brought to Hickory this morning from Baltimore.
Mr. Fulmer was a successful furniture merchant and was very popular among a large number of friends. He was progressive and courteous and built up a large trade in this section. He was a splendid young man in every respect. Mr. Fulmer was 41 years of age on October 6, last, and is survived by his widow and one son. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.S. Fulmer of Chapin, S.C,, and four brothers and eight sisters. His parents were expected today.


William L. Killian Dead at Newton

Newton, Jan. 5—William L. Killian, one of Newton’s most prominent and beloved citizens, died at the home of his son, Representative J. Yates Killian, after an illness of two weeks. The funeral services were conducted from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by his pastor, Rev. P.W. Tucker of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. George W. Wilburn of the Baptist church, Rev. S.A. Ewart of the Presbyterian church and Rev. M.A. Abernethy.

Mr. Killian suffered a stroke of paralysis just two weeks ago Sunday. From the first it was realized that his condition was serious.

He was a member of the firm of W.L. Killian & Sons, who conduct a nursery business near the city He had been engaged in this business for the past 30 years. Before entering the nursery business he taught school in Catawba county. He was educated at Catawba College, this city.
Mr. Killian had been a teacher in the Methodist Sunday school for a number of years and was one of the leading members of the church. His age was 82 years and until two weeks ago he enjoyed fine health.

His is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Allen Barwick of Raleigh and ex-Representative Yates Killian of this place. The interment took place at Startown, three miles from this city, yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Hickory Establishes Quarantine Until Flu Passes, Jan. 31, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 31, 1920

Influenza Quarantine by Council Last Night. . . Schools, Churches, Amusement Places, Public Gatherings Banned Until Emergency Passes. . . Quarantine Will Remain in Force Until Council Repeals Ordinance

Seizing the bull Tempus by the forelocks or horns, city council last night ordered influenza cases in Hickory quarantined and closed up all amusement places, schools, churches and Sunday schools, and places of public gathering until such time as the physicians of Hickory shall deem it safe to lift the ban. This action was taken after Dr. H.C. Menzies, city physician, and other doctors had expressed the opinion that by closing now the epidemic probably would be halted or at least prevented from doing major damage. Quarantine goes on at 6 o’clock tonight.

Mayor Elliott called council together in special session on request of the physicians, and they were given the floor. Drs. Menzies, C.L. Hunsucker, T.F. Stevenson, T.C. Blackburn, K.A. Price, and J.H. Shuford all agreed that prompt putting on the lid now might prevent much sickness and several deaths. It was brought out that not more than 25 cases of the disease have appeared in Hickory thus far and most of these are in the suburbs. None are virulent. The ordinance governing the quarantine appears as an advertisement elsewhere in today’s Record.

Called upon to express his views, Dr. Menzies said that if it is the desire of the city to keep down an epidemic, action after it is actually upon us is useless, in which case he would advise keeping everything wide open. We may now be able to prevent it from reaching an epidemic state, he said, as there had been only 20 or 25 cases reported within the week. Without restrictions the number may be 100 or more in another week and then the flu would spread everywhere. He did not believe this epidemic is as severe as that which visited Hickory in the winter of 1918, though in New York more cases have developed in the same length of time. One who has had the influenza is not immune, but he is not nearly so susceptible to the disease. If we do anything, he said, we should not wait.
Heartily endorsing what Dr. Menzies had said. Dr. Hunsucker said that in the last three or four days he had had one to two cases; from 4 to 6 o’clock yesterday, he had six new ones. The disease is scattered and he had several cases at Oxford Ford, at Brookford and other places. With no restrictions, the flu would have a greater chance for spreading.

Dr. Blackburn said he had noted six marked cases and he thought the best thing to do is to close up everything now.

Dr. Stevenson directed a question as to the source of the disease here, whether it was local or brought to Hickory by outsiders. Dr. Menzies replied that the first cases came from out of town and the next case he knew was of a school teacher, whereupon Dr. Hunsucker sold of a school near Oxford Ford where many children had it. Dr. Stevenson expressed the belief that the disease cannot be controlled thoroughlyi without closing stores also, though the disease can be minimized by quarantining the disease and closing the schools, churches. Etc. We did not get much out of the quarantine before, but that was due to the progress the disease had made. Every place closed, Dr. Stevenson agreed, would shut off a few cases, and would be that much of an aid.

Dr. Price, in saying that he did not believe the occasion was serious enough to take alarm, nevertheless urged restrictions. He did not believe this was comparable with the former epidemic in violence.

Dr. Shuford said he was not acquainted with the situation well enough to express an opinion, but went on to give the results of congregating on the spread of the disease. If, in the opinion of the physicians, there is sufficient number of virulent cases, then the way to stop the spread is to stop congregating. He favored closing as many public places as possible.

Dr. Menzies, referring to points brought out by the other doctors, said the disease becomes milder and as warm weather approaches, dies out. He thought every day the disease was delayed was so much gained, and declared that if we had 200 or 300 cases, there will be no use of quarantine. The pneumonia period is worse in January, February, and March, and he thought there would be little danger in March if the disease were checked now. He suggested the quarantine not be made definite, but that council extend it or lift it in the discretion of the board.

Sanitary drinking cups at fountains were urged by physicians.

Children are urged to keep off the streets and people generally are requested not to congregate in stores or other places.

Lenoir Quarantines Patients With Flu, Jan. 31, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 31, 1920

Lenoir Takes Steps to Prevent Spread of Flu

Lenoir, Jan. 31—Less than 15 cases of “flu” have developed here since Tuesday, according to reports of physicians to the town authorities. Thirty cases were reported on Tuesday. Up until last night the total number of cases reported since the outbreak on Saturday numbered 67. Most of the cases are very mild.

Thursday evening a joint meeting of the town commissioners and the school board was held. Closing the school was not discussed, but plans to prevent the spread of the disease were taken up by the physicians. The result of the meeting was the appointment of each physician in the town as assistant municipal quarantine officers to work with Dr. Wilson, quarantine officer, in trying to keep any suspected exposed cases quarantined.

Town authorities have put the lid on bay rum and alcoholic extracts that have been sold as whiskey substitutes. An ordinance prohibiting the sale in any one day to any one person more than two ounces of bay rum, lemon, vanilla or other extracts has been adopted. Any person found guilty of violating this ordinance and convicted before the mayor shall be fined $50.

Bay rum, extracts, and some patent medicines have been used here quite freely to bring on the desired feeling. The use of it has grown so extensively that the town commissioners are making an effort to break up the traffic.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Reports of the Flu Situation in Wilson and High Point, N.C., Jan. 29, 1920

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 29, 1920

The Flu Situation

With the death of the child of Mr. Ernest Barefoot, the serious illness of himself, and the illness of his other child, a whole family down it is well for us to seriously consider the flu situation in this city and for this reason we interviewed a number of doctors today. We were unable to see them all. Dr. Saliba thinks the schools, churches, and moving pictures should be closed and every precaution taken to prevent its spread.

Another prominent physician who prefers that we do not mention his name, thinks every effort should be made to prevent the spread of the trouble and that the non essential places should be closed and all the sick children kept at home from school.

Dr. C.E. Moore does not think it is the influenza we have had heretofore and that it is not in a virulent form, though he would exercise due care. He did not recommend closing up.

Dr. Bes… not certain that the cases that … come under his observation … influenza. Only one case he considered serious. Found four cases ….. today. Certainly they are …. Those of the epidemic a year ago.

Dr. Smith who is just out with what he terms is a case of bronchitis says the fervor of the disease prevalent here is not that of a year ago. But he has not had any personal experience with it, but is relying on what the physicians tell us. He does not doubt, however there are some severe cases of whatever it is.

Louis Barefoot

Louis Barefoot, the 2-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Barefoot who reside on Hominy Heights, died last night of the influenza, and Mr. Barefoot, who carried the mail on Route Number 2 from Wilson is also down, with his wife and other child.

The entire family is sick with the “flu” which seems in this case a very virulent type, Mr. Barefoot seemingly a very sick man.


300 Cases of Flu in High Point. . . While There Have Been No Deaths the Situation is Regarded as Serious

High Point, N.C., Jan. 29—Approximately 30 cases of influenza have developed in High Point during the past 10 days, it was announced today by the health authorities. No deaths are reported directly traceable to the disease.

Flu Raging Again, But Many Cases Are MIlder Than Last Year's Epidemic, Jan. 29, 1920

From The Rockingham Post-Dispatch, Thursday afternoon, January 29, 1920

Flu Raging Again

Influenza in the past two or more weeks has broken out in nearly every section of the State, but particularly it is bad in Catawba county. Asheville has 300 cases, Raleigh 150, Gastonia 200, and so on. Fortunately the disease is in a much milder form than was the case with the epidemic of 1918. In New York there are over 20,000 cases, with nearly 1,000 deaths. Chicago and other large cities are in the grip of it.

There are 75 cases at the Methodist Orphanage at Raleigh, but it is in the mild form.

Mooresville has quarantined the town against the country. Schools at Cherryville and many other towns have been closed in an effort to arrest its spread.

There are only a very few scattered cases of flu, in its mildest form, in Richmond count. So mild is it that were the epidemic not raging in other places, it might be called just a very bad cold.

Smallpox Is Around But You Needn't Fear It if You Get Vaccinated, Jan. 29, 2910

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 29, 1920

Small Pox

By L.J. Smith, Health Officer

Reports continue to come from all parts of the state regarding the prevalence of smallpox. The newspapers are full of appeals to the people to vaccinated against this loathsome disease—a disease which causes relatives, friends and neighbors to desert you when you are so unfortunate as to contract it. The state has lost sympathy with the man who allows himself to contract a disease that can so easily be prevented. The state has made adequate provision for the protection of its citizens against smallpox, by furnishing the public, free of cost, smallpox vaccine and a public servant to administer it.

The pitiful condition of the negro afflicted with small pox found in Norfolk and Southern station a few days ago, should serve as a striking lesson to all who believe, or think they believe, that the one sore produced by vaccination is worse than smallpox itself. The vaccination sore does not cause your friends and neighbors to desert you, but is taken as a badge of honor for every good citizen—no one need fear small pox if he has been properly vaccinated. If you are unprotected against this disease it is plainly your own neglect.

If this negro had taken advantage of free vaccination as he should have done years ago, he would not be receiving help at the hands of our ever ready and efficient Secretary of Associated Charities.
We wish to make special appeal to our colored people to take advantage of free vaccination as the present epidemic is practically confined to the colored people.

Vaccination is given free at the Health Department in the City Hall every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Influenza Epidemic Decreases In General, but Increases in Army, and Is So Bad in Rutherfordton That it Closes all Public Places, Jan. 28, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 28, 1920

Influenza Epidemic On Decrease. . . News Received in Washington Indicates Disease Is Not Making Progress Among Civilians. . . Increase in Army. . . Rutherfordton Takes Action

By the Associated Press

Washington, Jan. 28—Thee has been practically no change in the influenza situation over the United States during the last 24 hours. A slow decrease in the number of new cases was shown today in reports to the public health service.

New Cases in Army

An increase in the number of cases of influenza among the American troops in the army at home and abroad was shown today.

For the weeks ending January 2 and 9 respectively 24 and 41 cases were reported. The only disease death reported, however, was one due to tuberculosis.

The report showed the death rate among troops in Germany continued high. For the week ending January 16 it was 36.74 per thousand, which was slightly higher than for the previous week.
During the week ending January 16 there were reported 63 cases of influenza and 33 cases of pneumonia, and 12 deaths.

All Places Closed

Rutherfordton, N.C.—According to a ruling of the city council, all public gatherings have been prohibited and churches and schools are closed to prevent the spread of influenza.
The regular term of superior court has been postponed until March.

Flu Epidemic at Monbo, Long Island, N.C., Also Some Smallpox, Jan. 28, 1920

From the Hickory Daily Record, Jan. 28, 1920

‘Flu’ Epidemic Reported at Monbo

Dr. George W. Shipp, county health officer, phoned the Record from Newton today that influenza had broken out at Monbo and Long Island and that the state board of health had been wired for physicians and nurses. There are about 150 cases of a severe form at the two places, Dr. Shipp reported. The flu is epidemic there.

All physicians of the county are requested to report immediately any cases of influenza that come under their observation.

Dr. Shipp said that the disease was more or less scattered throughout the county, but has reached an epidemic stage at Monbo and Long Island. There are 10 or 15 cases at Newton, four or five at Hickory and a few cases in other parts of the county.

There are a number of smallpox cases in the county also and citizens are urged to take precautions against this disease. The only safe method is to be vaccinated.

Can You Donate $1 for Memorial Tablet For Our Fallen Heroes? Jan. 29, 1929

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 29, 1920

More Contributions

We have received additional contributions to the tablet fund from W.C. Pearson and Judge H.G. Connor, Dr. W.H. Anderson, Mrs. W.H. Anderson, William Anderson, Wade Anderson and Sarah Anderson.

We are somewhat surprised at the slowness on the part of the people to respond for this noble cause. We thought the people would be glad of an opportunity to honor our fallen heroes. We need $425. We have only received $25. We felt sure that since they would have given their life for us that we would have no trouble getting enough people to volunteer to give one dollar each to purchase this tabled. If you have not given your dollar, do so at once. Sit down now and write a check for that amount.
--James Dempsey Bullock

Monday, January 27, 2020

Happenings in and Around Monroe, Jan. 27, 1920

From The Monroe Journal, January 27, 1920

Latest Happenings in and Around Monroe

Several cases of influenza have been reported from Wingate, and one case from North Monroe. The disease this year, however, comes in a mild form, and no fatalities are feared. Pneumonia has also set in, three cases reported from North Monroe. Isolated cases have appeared over the county, too. Doctors do not expect a return of an influenza epidemic of the size of the one last year, so people should not be unnecessarily alarmed.

Dr. S.A. Stevens and Mr. Hayden Shepherd are confined to their homes with slight illness.

Mr. R.W. Killough is preparing to erect a large brick plant at Indian Trial, which will give employment, reports say, to 50 or more men. Wood and machinery are already being assembled on the ground.

Another meeting of baseball enthusiasts will be held Thursday night in the Chamber of Commerce rooms, beginning at 7:30 o’clock. An effort is being made to put out a strong amateur team this coming summer, and all who are interested are urged to be present at this meeting.

All members of Wingate Woodmen Circle are requested to meet in the Woodman hall here Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mrs. (Mr.?) John Griffin of Charlotte, district deputy, will be present at this meeting.

Mr. W.P. Kendall announces that he plans to construct a brick store building, 150 by 150 feet, at Indian Trail. Work will commence when the material can be secured.

Stockholders in the proposed cotton warehouse for Monroe are requested to meet in the Chamber of Commerce rooms here Saturday, Jan. 31. An organization will be perfected and charter applied for. Mr. T.J.W. Broom, chairman of the Union county association, urges every subscriber for stock to be present.

The Chamber of Commerce has made its first move toward securing an adequate water supply for Monroe by inviting Prof. Thorndyke Saville, of the University of North Carolina, to come here Saturday to make a tentative survey. He will investigate the water supply possibilities of several creeks within a radius of a few miles from Monroe, and the result of his survey is awaited with interest.

The contract for the construction of the Marshville township link of the Charlotte to Wilmington highway has been let by the state highway commission to S.L. Davis & Sons, who are now engaged in road work in Stanly County. Chairman Page writes Mr. Henderson that Davis & Sons will have 40 miles at work on this road in a few weeks. Eventually they will have 100 mules engaged in the completion of the highway.

Messrs. Porter & Boyd of Charlotte, who recently received the contract for the construction of nearly $400,000 worth of roads in this county, state they will shortly have enough contractors here to commence work on four or five different roads. In anticipation of their coming, the road commission has ordered surveys to be made on the following roads: Jackson highway, Price’s Mill road, Morgan Mill road, Marshville-Euto road, Marshville to Anson county road, Marshville to Pageland road, Stack road, Lancaster road, and Providence road. The head of this concern is quoted as saying that the commission will not be able to furnish enough engineers to keep up with their work.

Mr. G.W. Funderburk requests The Journal to say that he is grateful to his friends and neighbors for their sympathy and help during the illness and death of his baby on January 22. The child was about nine months old, and its little body was laid to rest at Shiloh Friday.

Carl Fisher, the ex-service man from Ohio, who was brought here on an abandonment charge, is still in jail. His hearing, which was scheduled for Saturday, was postponed a week on the request of Fisher’s attorney. Mrs. Fisher, who before her marriage was Mrs. Cornelia Sykes Meacham, is said to be reconciled to her husband, and now wants him released from custody. Fisher’s attorney, it is understood, is waiting to hear from his parents before the hearing is concluded. Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were married while the former was stationed at Camp Greene. Mrs. Fisher was working in a Charlotte cafĂ© at the time. She is a daughter of Mrs. Mary Jane Sikes of New Salem township.
A suit of clothes, pair of shoes, raincoat, and $145 in cash were stolen from the house of Mr. W.J. Hollaway on Windsor street, near the oil mill, Wednesday night by a daring thief who made his entrance through the back door. After getting in the house, he walked up stairs into the room where Mr. and Mrs. Hollaway were sleeping, and quietly walked away with his haul. The occupants of the room were not awakened, and the theft was not discovered until the next morning. There is no clue to the robber.

Mr. Joe Deese of Sandy Ridge township and Miss Jennie Turner of Vance township were married this afternoon by Esq. M.L. Flow at his office on Jefferson Street.

Cloy Deese plead guilty to a charge of fornication and adultery in Superior Court today. He was ordered to pay the prosecutrix $500, her attorneys $125, and costs of the action. Deese is the young white man who refused to accept a pardon from a road sentence provided he would enlist in the army.
The Supreme court today began hearing evidence in the cases against the two Deese boys charged abduction under promise of marriage.

A.R. Deese sold 31 9/10 acres on the Concord road two miles from Monroe for a consideration of $5,000 to Lonnie S. Fowler.

Mrs. Mary Helms of North Monroe township will celebrate her 100th birthday next Wednesday at her home near Bakers. She was born Jn. 28, 1820, on the Fitzgerald place, two miles northwest of Monroe. She is in good health for one of her age.

Tony Rossi, the well-known Italian ice cream vendor, has returned from a trip to Baltimore. While there he saw one of his brothers for the first time in 10 years. Another of Tony’s brothers was in the Italian army and saw service in the trenches for nearly three years.

Hospital Bills of Two Boys Have Drained Monroe Relief Association, More Donations Required, Jan. 27, 1920

From The Monroe Journal, January 27, 1920

The Monroe relief association, of which Messrs. V.C. Redwine, T.P. Dillon, and Misses Louise Morrow and Mabel Belk are the prime movers, is in need of funds. The hospital bills of the two boys whom they placed in charge of Baltimore specialists are mounting higher and higher until now the resources of the association are more than exhausted. Donations to this worthy charity will be appreciated by them.

Mr. Lemmond Expelled Drunken Students, Then Resigned Himself, Jan. 27, 1920

From The Monroe Journal, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1920

Some of His Pupils Getting Drunk, Teacher Quits. . . After Expelling the Intoxicated ones, Mr. Lemmond Tendered His Resignation

Mr. Robert W. Lemmond, veteran Union county school teacher, who has been in charge of the Pleasant Hill school, has given up his profession, temporarily at least. He resigned on day last week when some of his older boy pupils came to school drunk.

The boys, it is said, found a quantity of sorghum. To this they added vinegar and corn meal, making mash, which was then boiled. The crude mixture highly intoxicated them, reports say, and in this condition they went to school on that particular day. The antics they played are not known, but it is claimed that they were exceedingly gay.

On learning of their condition, Mr. Lemmond expelled every one of them who had partaken of enough of the drink to affect their deportment. That night he summoned the school committeemen and forthwith tendered his resignation. His successor has not been learned.

Mr. Lemmond is past 60 years old, and is one of the county’s best known teachers. The affair has created much interest in Monroe as well as in Pleasant Hill section. The names of the boys who were expelled are not known.

Flu Situation in North Carolina, Jan. 26, 1920

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 26, 1920

Flu Situation in North Carolina

Three deaths from influenza and pneumonia in Gaston since the disease became epidemic in this city a week or 10 days ago and one death in Beaufort, where about 150 cases in mild form exist, present the facilities in North Carolina from the malady. Gastonia sports from four to five hundred cases in mild form.

As a precautionary measure the Beaufort authorities closed up the schools a week ago but so far the schools have not been closed in Gastonia. About 40 cases of the disease in mild form exist at Graham, and the State Health Department has sent two nurses to aid in the treatment.

Fuquay Springs reported a number of cases last week and the schools were closed there, but are expected to reopen again this week. A few cases are also reported from Cary in Wake county.
Except for sporadic cases in a mild form, the State health department has received no reports from other places that would lead to the belief that an epidemic is in sight. Every precaution is being taken to prevent the spread of the disease in this state.

Washington, D.C., Jan. 26—Influenza is now prevalent throughout 20 states the board of public health announced today, and the disease has made its appearance in service others, 2,000 more cases are reported in Michigan during the day, while Kansas City reported 36 deaths, which are directly attributable to the malady.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

American Soldiers, Red Cross Workers in Siberia Captured, Jan. 26, 1920

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 26, 1920

Americans in Siberia Captured. . . Bolsheviki Capture Polish Army, 7 Americans, Members Red Cross. . . Consul Sends Message

Washington, Jan. 26—No report has been received regarding the capture by the Bolsheviki force of a group of American railroad engineers and a party of the American Red Cross in Siberia, according to press dispatched. No confirmation of these reports have been received either by the state department or at the headquarters of the American Red Cross in this city.

Chita, East Siberia, Monday, Jan 19—Via. Habin, Manchuria, Tuesday, Jan. 20, by the Associated Press—Colonel Blunt and 7 other American engineers, Miss Ford, Captain Charette and several other members of the American Red Cross and an entire Polish army, composed of former prisoners, have been captured by the bolsheviki at Kiiuchinskaya, according to a garbled telegram received from Joseph H. Ray, former American consul at Irkutsk.

The dispatch from Mr. Ray was sent from somewhere beyond Nizniudinsk, January 14. It was somewhat garbled in transmission. Kluchinskaya is on the trans-Siberian railway 100 miles west of Nizhniudinsk.

The Zechs are fighting a rear guard action with the Reds near Krasnovarsk, Bolshevism is gaining in Clhita. Ernest L. Harris, former American consul at Omsk, is still in Chita.

The British, Japanese and French missions and many members of the American Red Cross have arrived in Habin.

The only officer in the American Army named Blount is Maj. (Captain of Calvary) Wiilfred M. Blount, who according to the latest available army directory, was stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga.

Major Blount Stationed in California, Report Says

Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 25—Major Wilfred C. Blount, mentioned in connection with the capture of the United States engineers in Siberia, and who was formerly stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., is no win command of a battalion of the Eleventh Calvary at Mexicala, Cal., according to friends here. The latest army record shows two other Colonels Blunt, both of them retired.

Signing of Armistice Marked Uptake in Suicides Overseas and in U.S., Jan. 26, 1920

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., January 26, 1920

Number of Suicides Increasing Since Signing of Armistice According to Records of “Save A Life” League. . . Living Conditions Alleged to Be Responsible for Over 5,000 Deaths in America During 1919

Since the signing of the armistice there has been an unusual number of suicides everywhere according to the report of the ”Save a Life League.” In Germany, Russia, Syria and other foreign countries where the number has been very large, the cause is attributed to despair, because of the unusual living conditions brought about by the war. The report says that of the 5,112 deaths in the United States during 1919, the professions, the lawyers lead the list of 43, of these 12 were judges, 35 were physicians, and 28 teachers, and 11 clergymen.

This Guilford County Bird Dog Actually "Points" Liquor, Jan. 22, 1920

From The Watauga Democrat, devoted to the interests of Boone and Watauga County, Thursday, January 22, 1920

Most Valuable Dog in the Whole World

How would you like to have a dog which could “point” liquor? Says the Greensboro Daily News.
There is such a canine in Guilford county, according to persons whose veracity is not to be questioned, but he is not for sale, it appears.

The story is really an interesting one. Recently Patrolman T.C. Bray went out into rural Guilford for a bird hunt. With him was a friend and the friend’s bird dog, which, as a matter of fact, had formerly been the property of the officer. They went to a section about 10 miles from Greensboro where birds were not so plentiful as they had anticipated.

While hunting on the place of a certain Guilford farmer they suddenly noticed that the dog was evidently pointing a covey of birds. He went through the accepted formula of pointing and the hunters wondered why no birds arose from the tall grass. Finally, Patrolman Bray decided that it must be a rabbit instead of birds to which the canine pointed, so he advanced toward the spot, peered into the grass and found, not a bird, not a rabbit, but a two-gallon jug, which then was duly inspected and found to be filled with two gallons of perfectly good corn whiskey.

The farmer was present, but of course he knew nothing of the whiskey having been hidden there. The owner of the dog might have claimed the booze, but he did not, it is stated. The officer might have seized it, but he did not, according to the report. The three might have had a nice little argument as to division of the spoils, but they did not, according to the available information.

At any rate, the jug and the whiskey no longer occupy that secluded spot. Perhaps the booze wasn’t properly appreciated and perhaps it was. Certainly the dog considers himself unappreciated.
Whether he can duplicate such finds in other sections of the country may be a debatable question, but in this day of aridity the dog in question may become one of the most popular members of society in Guilford county.

Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, High Point, To Erect Tower With Chimes, Jan. 22, 1920

From the front page of The Review, High Point, N.C., January 22, 1920

Loud Chimes for Big Church

Wesley Memorial M.E. Church will install the latest thing in chimes on a tower to be erected at said church. The chimes will play several religious pieces and every week will prove a great drawing card to get people to come to church or put them to thinking about the church and their standing religiously. The cost will run over the $7,000 mark, it is understood but the church is wealthy and fully able to meet any obligations asked of it. It is expected that the order will be placed by the last of the month and that the chimes will be installed by late fall.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mosquito Surveys Begun to Control Malaria in Goldsboro, Tarboro, Farmville and Greenville, Jan. 23, 1920

From Polk County News and The Tryon Bee, Jan. 23, 1920

Mosquito Surveys Have Begun. . . State Spent $50,000 in City of Wilmington in 1918-19

Malaria surveys have begun in Goldsboro, Tarboro, Farmville and Greenville by the State Board of Health and the U.S. Public Health Service, the work being done under the supervision of Lieut. A.W. Fuchs, who directed the expenditure of some $50,000 in New Hanover county in ridding that community of malaria.

The end of the survey is the eradication of malaria, an achievement that is regarded as feasible by Lieutenant Fuchs, by attacking the mosquito in his lair, draining the places that are used by the insect as a breeding place, applying crude oil to such places and the preaching of mosquito sanitation to the inhabitants.

In 1918-19 the several departments, with local appropriations, expended $50,000 in Wilmington in the work, and the results there are regarded as eminently satisfactory. The mosquito population has been materially reduced an in some places obliterated altogether, and the percentage of malaria reduced to a minimum.

Work Begun on Court House Improvements, New Jail, Jan. 23, 1920

From Brevard News, Friday, Jan. 23, 1920

New Court House and County Jail

Both laborers and carpenters have commenced the falling of trees, the clearing of the ground and erecting the necessary temporary buildings on the court house grounds preparative to the additional building and improvement of the court house, and the erection of a new jail. Work on these buildings will be pushed just as fast as building material can be secured.

The additional room and improvement to the Court House and the erection of a new and up-to-date jail, have been needed for a long while but owing to the unsettled condition, scarcity of building material and labor, the commissioners did not deem it advisable to authorize the improvements until now. When completed, we will have a court house in keeping with similar buildings in adjoining counties.

Brevard Subscribes to Railroad Survey for Brevard-Rosman-Seneca Line, Jan. 23,1920

From Brevard News, Friday, Jan. 23, 1920

Subscribes to Railroad Survey

As stated in the News last week, more enthusiasm and real interest is being shown by the citizens of Transylvania county in the proposed Brevard-Rosman-Seneca railroad and they are backing their views and enthusiasm with their money as will be seen by the following.

Motion Carried at Council Meeting of Town of Brevard, January 5, 1920

That the town pledge $200 towards a preliminary survey for a railroad into South Carolina provided the County subscribes $300 for the same purpose and individuals in the County make up the sum to $1,000 and this to be expended only in case the interested counties in South Carolina make up the total sum to $3,000. To be spent only in case a proper survey can be secured by the expenditure of that sum under the control of the committee.

The Brevard-Rosman-Seneca Railroad Committee, W.E. Breese, Chairman; Dr. C.W. Hunt; T.S. Wood; J.H. Pickelsimer; C.B. Deaver; J.W. Burnett; and R.R. Fisher.

Earnestly requests for the good of our County that you subscribe as liberally as possible to this fund needed to pay for a preliminary survey of this proposed railroad.

Our part will be about $2,000. Our South Carolina friends will raise a like amount.
The amount marked “paid” opposite your name will be your receipt.

We, the undersigned citizens of Transylvania County, for an in consideration of the mutual and several benefits which we will receive from the building of another line of Railroad connecting our County directly with some points or point in South Carolina hereinafter determined, to hereby agree to pay the amount set opposite our names to the presenter of this petition or to T.H. Shipman, Treasurer, for the purpose of securing an outline or preliminary survey of two or more feasible routes for said railroad from Brevard or some other point in Transylvania County to some point in Pickens, Oconee or Greenville Counties  in South Carolina as may be determined.

$10 Each

Brevard News
C.W. Hunt
J.H. Pickelsimer

W.E. Breese
T.S. Wood
T.J. Wilson

R.R. Fisher
J.R. Hamlin
W.P. Weilt

J.W. Allison
F.D. Clement
J.C. Seagle

George Philips
W.E. Bishop & Co.
L.C. Loftis

?.H. King
S.M. Macfie
C.E. Orr

H.R. Walker
C.C. Youngue
City Market

Harry P. Clark
J.F. Zachary
H.A. Plummer

W.A. Band
T.H. Shipman
C.H. Kluppelburg

R.R. Deaver
R.L. Gash
C.C. Duckworth

Thomas Smith
J.S. Bromfield
E.W. Blythe

Miller Supply Co.
J.L. Bell
W.H. Henry

V. Fontaine
R.S. Morrow
E. Paxton

Dr. E.L. English
C.K. Osborne
J.E. Ockerman

$5 Each

C.D. Chapman
J.E. Whitmire
A.M. White

E. Burge
C.B. Glazener
A.O. Kitchen

Dan Glazener
A.M. Paxton
M.J. Ownby

J.W. Smith
Cos Paxton
John Glazener
A.E. Hampton

$2 Each

J.H. Tinsley
J.E. Huggins

$1 Each

F.E. Whitmire

Brevard To Build Brick Manufacturing Plant Near Transylvania Tanning Company, Jan. 23, 1920

From Brevard News, Friday, Jan. 23, 1920

Brick Manufacturing Plant

Brevard is soon to have a brick manufacturing plant. Ground just beyond the Transylvania Tanning Company has been secured and machinery has been purchased. The necessary buildings will soon be erected and the machinery installed. The plant, when in operation, will have a capacity of 50,000 brick per day and will have a pay roll that will be of great benefit to the business and professional world of Brevard.

The gentlemen who are behind this enterprise are H.P. Verdery, Greenville, S.C., Chas. Cook and Al M. Verdery of Brevard. These gentlemen will probably have other Brevard men associated with them in the business.

Friday, January 24, 2020

5-Year-Old Durham Boy Killed When Street Car Runs Over Him, Jan. 24, 1920

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Jan. 24, 1920

Child Is Killed by Street Car

Durham, Jan. 23—Howard, the little 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Gattis of 1006 West Chapel Hill Street, was run over by a street car this morning shortly after 11 o’clock, and died in a very few minutes from the injuries.

15-Year-Old Testifies Against Three Men She Says Assaulted Her, Jan. 24, 1920

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Jan. 24, 1920

Girl Insists Men Abused Her

Goldsboro, Jan. 23—With prospects of a battle royal of the best legal talent in this section of the state the court house was filled to its capacity today by Wayne county people, among these being a large number of prominent citizens residing near Mount Olive, to watch the developments in the trial of Jasper Farmer, Sylvester Mathis and George Hopewell, three young white men of this county under indictment in the Superior Court here for criminal attack upon Miss Martha Outlaw, 15-year-old white girl who resides near Mount Oliver.

Miss Outlaw stuck to her previous statement while on the stand this morning, in which she claims that the three defendants, Jasper Farmer, Sylvester Mathis and George Hopewell, carried her into the woods and terribly abused her.

13-Year-Old Killed In Fall From School Truck Driven By His Brother, Jan. 24, 1920

From The Daily Times, Wilson, N.C., Jan. 24, 1920

Fatal Fall From Truck

Late yesterday afternoon while returning from school, J.T. Strickland, the 13-year-old son of Mr. Spencer Strickland, who resides near Black Creek, fell from one of the school trucks used to convey the children to and from school and was killed.

The brother of the boy, Lenny Strickland, was driving the truck and it is uncertain whether the boy was run over by the vehicle or whether he was killed when he struck the ground. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3:30.

News From Tryon and Across Polk County, Jan. 23, 1920

From Polk County News and The Tryon Bee, Jan. 23, 1920

From Our Friends Over the County


Rev. Dr. Pratt will preach in the Chapel next Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Some of the teachers, we notice, have left the teachers’ dormitory and are boarding at Mrs. John Rhodes’.

W.F. Swann attended the horse and mule sale at Landrum last Saturday and purchased a pair of fine black mares.

The many friends of Mr. T.A. Rippy will be glad to know he is now located with the Ballenger Co., at Tryon.

Miss Ruby Hood and her friend, Miss Hamilton of Hendersonville, were visiting at Mr. P.N. Hood’s last week-end.

W.B. Parker and family, who have lived all their lives in this community, have moved to Spindale, N.C. Mr. Parker was a very efficient hand in the hosiery mill. We are sorry that conditions are such that our good help see it to their advantage to go to other mills doing the same kind of work. We mentioned some time ago that the Tryon Hosiery co., at this place should make some improvements for the comfort of their help, otherwise there would be an exodus.

We understand that S.M. Blackwell and family are contemplating going away from the mill. Sam has been here almost, if not quite all his life, and having recently purchased him a little home; we don’t believe he will leave us.

We notice the road men are at their old practice that has been condemned a long time ago by all practical road builders—hauling sand and dumping in the rut holes in the road to be dipped out by the wheels of the first auto that comes along. This, we believe, is a big waste of money to say the least.
We ask again what has become of the $12,000 road bonds, a part of which was to be used to repair the road to Columbus, via Lynn?

All that Fred Swann likes in operating a jitney between Tryon and Lynn is the jitney.

Miss Edna Jones of Asheville visited her mother, Mrs. A.E. Jones, last week-end.

A new arrival at James F. Connor’s. It is a girl.

A new arrival at S.F. Fowler’s—boy No. 4.

Mr. Chas. B. Edwards is moving into the J.H. Parris house.

Mrs. J.B. Panther, who was very sick a few weeks ago, has very much improved and has gone to her daughter’s, Mrs. Chas. Williams, at Inman, S.C., for a change.


The Philomathean Society of the high school have arranged a program for Friday evening at 7:30 at high school auditorium. One of the interesting features of the program will be a debate, “Resolved that a Classical Education is Preferable to a Business Education.” The debaters are Oma Reynolds and Katherine Shore, negative; Ula Jackson and Aylene Edwards, affirmative. An admission of 10 cents will be charged.

The many friends of Mr. J.G. Hughes will be glad to know he is recovered from a serious illness.
Dr. H.H. Edwards was in Rutherfordton and Spartanburg, on business this week.

One of our favorite students of Stearns High School, Miss Elsie Edwards, daughter of Mr. S.B. Edwards, and Mr. Jack Guffy of Rutherfordton were married last week, near Rutherfordton.

Miss Emma McNinch is domiciled at the home of Mrs. A.L. McMurray.

Mr. Robt. Hill spent Sunday with his family.

Mr. Lindsey Smith and DeWitt Smith were in Spartanburg Saturday.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. O.L. Feagans, Sunday night, a boy.

The friends of Miss Elizabeth Spivey, a former teacher here, will be sorry to learn of the death of her only sister.

Messrs. J.R. Sams and Fred W. Blanton were in Spartanburg, Saturday.

Mr. J.P. Arledge and Mr. F.M. Burgess were in Asheville, Monday.

Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dedmond entertained Monday evening in honor of the birthday of his daughter, Lizzie. About 40 guests were present.

Mrs. Chas. Davenport visited her sister, Mrs. Fisher, at Lynn, Sunday.

Mrs. Fisher, Mrs. Lawter, of Lynn, visited Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey Smith, Sunday.


Sunny View

The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Jackson is very ill.

Rev. N.L. Right delivered an interesting sermon at Cooper Gap Sunday. His text was: “I am but a little child.”—Kings III, 7".

Mr. R.R. Wilson is visiting his sister, near Hendersonville.

Misses Clara Feagan, Mary Helton and Maggie Jackson visited at W.W. Gibbs’ on last Sunday.

Mrs. G.S. Whiteside called to see her sister, Mrs. J.J. Jackson, Sunday evening.

Farmers here are making use of the fine weather by turning the soil for another year.

Mr. A.H. Lynch made a trip to Spartanburg, Monday.

Wedding bells have been ringing in this section, and believe me, they are still ringing.

Miss Oma Gibbs visited her grandmother last week, Mrs. N.L. Lynch.

Rev. N.L. Right spent Saturday night at Mr. J.L. Jackson’s.

Messrs. Hobart Whiteside and Bill Jackson are helping Mr. A.H. Lynch saw lumber this week
Mr. Terrell Taylor is discharged from the Navy and has accepted a position in Spartanburg.

Mr. and Mrs. T.N. Wilson are visiting relatives in South Carolina, this week.



Nice weather prevails just now. Green River froze over on the 5th in places. Almost everyone has a cold in this section.

Gurley Lawter was in this section one day last week and procured furs to the amount of $172. Several had shipped their furs, or the amount would have been much larger.

Grayson Jackson was here, Monday on business.

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Miss Bertha Constant, who died at the hospital in Asheville, Friday night, and was buried at Mt. Lebanon church, Sunday. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Burton Constant, and leaves a large connection and host of friends. Some one has said that in the midst of life we are in death. “Shall not the judge of the earth do right? One by one we will all be gathered home.”

T.W. Bradley will commence a singing school at the church on the 22nd, near the McCraw place, on the mountain.

T.W. Bradley, J.B. Bradley, Curtis Newman and Posey Henderson attended the burial services Sunday at Mt. Lebanon.

Court is over and now nothing done. Why can’t we have another call court between now and March, and not try cases, but to dispose of a few more thousand dollars of our money?

What has become of the school and road money? We will all know sooner or later, some to their sorrow, if what we hear is true.

Now is the time of all times for the farmer to begin his work and keep at it till his crop is protected.
T.W. Bradley went to Saluda on business Monday.

Thomas Price, Ernest Laughter and Ed. Bradley were shopping in Saluda, Saturday last.

Newton Case has the contract and is building a new house for Jasper Henderson, which Henderson and his young life will occupy when finished.


Mill Spring Route 1

We are having cool weather at present which makes us enjoy a good fire.

Rev. and Mrs. Wm. Womack spent the day Tuesday with the latter’s sister, Mrs. Jerry Jackson.

Mr. Marshall Abrams and two sisters, Misses Lucy and Mattie, were the guests of their sister, Mrs. Quincy Powell, Saturday and Sunday.

Mr. W.E. Elliott and Minnie Womack went to Rutherfordton Saturday calling at the hospital to see their niece Miss Ollie Mae Womack of Forest City, who had recently undergone an operation for appendicitis. They report her much improved.

Rev. and Mrs. W.J. Hackney visited at the home of Mr. J.C. Powell Tuesday.

Mr. Elva Gray visited relatives near Bostic, N.C., last week.


Tryon, Rt. 1

Many on Route 1 were shocked with surprise and many relatives made sad by Miss Elsie Edwards running away from school and marrying Mr. Jack Guffy of Rutherford county, though we wish them much success and happiness in life.

Miss Essie Edwards left this week for her school at Brevard.
(This is what was in the article. Essie Edwards left for school and Elsie Edwards ran away from school and married Jack Guffey.)

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Heague are rejoicing over the birth of a little girl.

We didn’t ring a bell the night of the death of John Barleycorn, but rejoiced as much as any.

Mr. King Brown is very sick at this writing.

Miss Bessie Jackson’s school is closed on account of the death of her mother.

Messrs. Joe Hall and Walter Edwards of Greenville spent the week-end with home folks.

Miss Bessie Hamilton is not able to take up her school work this week—has a touch of pneumonia and is also suffering from having teeth extracted.


Mill Spring

Owing to the pastor being sick there was no preaching at the Baptist church Sunday.

We continue to have nice weather and we can hear the familiar old Gee! Haw! From every hillside.
Miss Esther Gibbs spent the week-end at home.

Mrs. Hadden and little daughter, of Asheville, are visiting Mrs. Hadden’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grayson Arledge.

J.H. Gibbs is in Columbia, S.C., this week.

Wedding bells were heard on Route 2 last Sunday. Miss Lena Green was happily married to Mr. Bynum Hill. We extend to them a long and happy life.


Mountain View

School is progressing nicely at this place.

Mr. H.H. McCrain made a business trip to Big Level, Saturday.

Miss Sarah Gilbert is visiting her sister, Mrs. H.H. McCrain.

Several from this section attended preaching services at Cooper Gap Sunday. Mr. Bynum Hill and Miss Lena Green were happily married Sunday, Mr. Charles Walker officiating.

Mr. H.H. McCrain and wife will carry their son, Barnett, to Rutherfordton Tuesday to consult the doctors in regard to the treatment of his paralysis, in which he has been affected for some time.



Law and order day was observed in the churches here last Sunday. Rev. Mason at the Baptist Church gave some splendid advice. We wish every one could have heard his discourse. If the directions laid down were observed and followed, there would be a great change for the good in this vicinity, and it is now up to the people who wish to live for the right and not be afraid of doing their duty in putting up a fight that will eventually put the demon Rum, where it will do no harm, that the future generation may be released from its baleful influence. Take away the temptation while the boy is young, and when grown, he can see for himself. Also we will have the satisfaction of knowing that we have done our duty.

Dr. J.O. Hooper of this place had the misfortune of having his automobile stolen one day last week, and also had the good fortune of finding it again after the thief had wrecked it several miles away. The doctor with some friends were following him in a borrow car, when they discovered it on the roadside where the thief had left it after he found he could ride no further, so taking an overcoat and pair of gloves from the car, he continued on his way. But the trail was warm and the pursuers finally began to close in on him so that he took to the woods to throw them off, making a wide detour he came back to the road and caught a passing car on its way to Greenville, S.C., and attempted to make his escape. But he was finally overtaken and carried to Hendersonville where he was given a preliminary trial and confined in jail. Car stealing seems to be very popular now, but all of them takes a chance at it, and are not caught as quick as this one was.

Mr. J.B. Constant wishes to express his thanks to his many friends who stood by him and his family with their sympathy and help in their recent bereavement in the loss of their daughter, Bertha.
Miss Hallie Singleton has gone to Washington, D.C., to spend some time with her sister. Her friends will be glad to know that she is doing nicely after an operation for appendicitis.

The Ladies Aid of M.E. Church gave a dinner Friday evening at the Saluda Pharmacy, consisting of various good things to eat. They report a profitable as well as a pleasant time, clearing about $20.
Mr. R.M. Hall is attending the 133rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Masons of North Carolina that will convene in Raleigh, beginning Tuesday night, Jan. 20th, and lasting until Thursday, as representative of Saluda Lodge No. 482. The members not able to attend will be able to get much useful information on Mr. Hall’s return as he is a very bright and active Mason and does not readily forget what he sees and hears.

Mr. Frantz Bishop and his sister, Mrs. Heatherly, left here Sunday Miss Alma, with their grandmother morning for a trip to Richmond, Va., where they will be with relatives. (That’s what was written but I think it was supposed to be Mr. Frantz Bishop and his sister, Miss Alma, left here Sunday morning with their grandmother, Mrs. Heatherly, for a trip to Richmond, Va., where they will be with relatives.)



Mrs. Harry A. Wilke spent Saturday in Asheville.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swann spent Thursday in Hendersonville.

Miss Alva Jackson spent last Sunday with relatives in Landrum.

Mr. W.E. Rankin returned Friday from a business trip to New Orleans.

Mr. W.H. Stearns was in Asheville for a stay of a couple of days this week.

Mrs. C.W. Ballenger and son, Stanley, returned home from Asheville, Sunday.

Miss Reba Barnard of Asheville is again book-keeper for The Ballenger Co., for a few weeks.

The Mountain Industries Tea room will open for business Feb. 2nd at 4 p.m. Mrs. Doubleday is in charge.

Mrs. F.H. Snipes of Knoxville, Tenn., spent Friday here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Jackson.

Theodore Ballenger, who has been spending some time in Atlanta, Ga., with relatives, returned home Sunday.

Mrs. L.S. Presson, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Gaines, left last Friday for her home in Clio, S.C.

Miss Virginia Rankin, who is attending school in Spartanburg, spent the week-end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Rankin.

On Mrs. Bates’ return from a visit north her husband and herself, evicted lately by fire from the Studio, will occupy the small Bell cottage.

Think of it! More than a week has passed without a “possum” supper. Our most prominent citizens are already losing the extra weight they put on after eating at the others.

There is a family cat in Tryon that has been christened Carrie Chapman Catt, but partly on account of his sex, he’s called Chap or Chappie for short. Some folks are so irreverent.

Some joking friends of Mrs. and Miss Thurston are sending them mock congratulations on their living in a land to which these dry times, the American thirsty are flocking, to get a drink.

Miss Clara Bell returned to her work at Wellsley, Mass., last week, and her sister, Mrs. Wade, to her home in Louisville, Ky., where Capt. Wade is acting as instructor in athletics at an institution there.

Mrs. C.S. Grover, who has been spending the past five weeks in Tryon with her daughter, Mrs. E.E. Missildine, returned to her home in Massachusetts Friday. She was accompanied as far as Spartanburg by Mrs. Missildine.

The heavy though distant explosions heard in Tryon this week were not red bombs or bank bandits, as some may have conjectured, but the blasting of rock along the Saluda highway, in the process of widening that thoroughfare.

The bandits who are looting country banks in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee and other neighboring states might as well keep away from Tryon. The banks here are ready for them. They won’t get way with it. They will be lucky to get away themselves.

So far, Tryon, compared with many other places, has escaped an epidemic of “flu.” Several very “Bad colds” have had flu symptoms and confined the victims to the house or even the bed. Among the houses “raided” by it are Mr. Hester’s, Mr. Holmes’ and Miss Morley’s. But as during the previous season, Tryon’s climate and temperature held it off, or soon disarm it if it gets by.

Mr. E.M. Walker of Terre Haute, well known to many of our people here, who has been connected with the Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Eastern Tracion Co., has been offered the presidency of the Evansville & Indianapolis Railroad. The Terre Haute papers in commenting on it say: “It is rumored that this road will be improved by the C. & E. I; the passenger service extended and the freight facilities greatly enlarged. The personnel of the office will be reorganized and it is rumored that E.M. Walker, general manager of the T.H. and I. E. electric road, has been invited to accept the presidency of the road.”

Mr. and Mrs. Schiber, the latter of whom made many admirers for her fine piano playing, were spending a part of their honeymoon in Tryon. Though they tried to conceal it, the fact leaked out, and on their departure from Crestwood to go back North, they were showered with rice. They left announcement of their romance in the shape of letters and telegrams of congratulations their friends had sent them. On leaving they expressed their intense gratification with Tryon hospitality and friendship and the delight they felt at the prospect of their return to the most amiable and cordial community they had ever met. All nice people soon find out what Tryon is. For the others it doesn’t matter if they don’t “feel at home,” as so many put it.

There is a possibility that Mr. J.M. Schultz, the prominent lumber merchant of Chicago, will pay Tryon a visit again this season. Many of our citizens will recall Mr. Schultz’s very pleasant stay in our picturesque mountain town last winter, when he was seen almost daily taking “hikes” over mountain paths in his comfortable looking alpine suit or riding horse back discovering new and interesting roads and trails. Mr. Schultz seemed to enjoy our very moderate winter and spring climate and went away ready to look after his business affairs with vim. Mrs. Schultz and their little daughter may accompany him and while here they will sojourn at Pine Crest.