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Polk News 1915
Submitted by: Nancie O'Sullivan
Friday, June 18, 1915.
HORRIBLE ACCIDENT
HOBERT ZORA DAVIS, age 18, was instantly killed at the depot, in Saluda Monday, as number 9 came in. The boy was selling peaches to passengers on the Carolina Special, when no. 9 came in on a siding. It is thought the boy became confused, tried to cross the side-track, when the train struck him. His head was crushed , causing instant death. He and his mother drove to Saluda, a distance of 8 miles to sell peaches. The mother, who was nearby when the accident happened, was prostrated and had to be taken to her home in a car. Deceased was the son of MR. and MRS. HENRY BRISCO DAVIS, who live near Mt. Lebanon Church. Funeral and burial was held Tuesday at Friendship.
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The summer season is on in full blast now. Every train brings visitors and before another week, Saluda will have its usual merry crowd.
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The City officials are hustling to get the building constructed to house the electric light plant. The machinery is being shipped and poles are coming in for the wiring of the town. It is only a question of days until Saluda will be electrically lighted. It is planned to highly illuminate Main Street with several high power lights.
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MR. and MRS. R.M. HALL are visiting relatives and friends in Lucknow, S.C. J.R. NORTHINGTON is relieving MR. HALL at the depot.
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MRS. W.H. PACE is visiting in Statesville.
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W.B. COX JR., of Chester, S.C. is visiting friends in Saluda.
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The Mayor's office has been located in the Odd Fellow Hall over Thompson and PACE'S Store and the old office has been converted into a Fire Equipment Station.
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MR. and MRS. M.A. PHIFFER of Spartanburg , were visitors in Saluda Sunday.
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J. CAMERON lately of Florida has located in the Hart Building and will do a watch and clock repairing business. MR. CAMERON is also an expert optician.
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CHAS. HARVIN of Manning, S.C., arrived Wednesday and will open 'Breeze Point' for the season.
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OBITUARY
In memory of MRS. ANN BURGESS, who departed this life May 31st at Gramling, was buried at Mt. View Church, June 2nd in the presence of a number of sorrowing relatives and friends. REV. J.B. ARLEDGE conducted the services. The pall bearers were A.G. McMURRAY, JONAS BIDDY, C.I. OWNBY, ZAC SEARCY, W.G. HILL, and W.P. HALFORD. MRS. BURGESS was 56 and 4 months of age and had been a member of the Baptist Church 36 years. She leaves a husband, MR. COLUMBUS BURGESS and six children and two grandchildren to mourn their loss but we trust their loss is Heaven's gain.
She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a true Christian, we point the bereaved ones to the One above who knows all things best.
A Friend.
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SILVER CREEK
The farmers are quite busy in this section trying to work their crops.
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MISS ADDIE ARLEDGE was the guest of MISS ARKANSAS ARLEDGE last Wednesday evening.
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E.A. ARLEDGE has purchased a fine piano.
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MRS. MILO FOSTER and son WILL were here last week seeing her farm.
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GREEN ARLEDGE is improving very, very slowing at present.
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Principal of Round Hill Academy, REV. J.E. HOYLE, was in this section soliciting for the school and spent a few pleasant hours at one of the student's father home, E.A. ARLEDGE.
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Tryon, N.C. July 16, 1915.
OBITUARY
MRS. JULIA HALL, wife of DAVID HALL, died Thursday, June 10, 1915. Burial at Landrum, June 11th. She was born April 25, 1862. She left a husband, 2 daughters, 3 sons, 5 sisters, and 3 brothers and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
She was the daughter of the REV. EDWARD ALVERSON. She was married to DAVID HALL, Dec. 25, 1885. MRS. HALL was afflicted the last 10 years of her life. She was loved by all who knew her.
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MILL SPRINGS
MR. B.T. PRICE of route 3 is very ill at this writing.
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REV. BARBER filled his regular appointment at the M.E. Church Sunday.
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MR. W.C. HAGUE conducted prayer services at the Baptist church Sunday night.
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MISSES LOLA and CORA EDWARDS were guests of MISSES ESTER and SUE GIBBS Sunday.
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MRS. G.C. BRISCO who has been visiting relatives in Rutherfordton, has returned home.
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MISS ZILLAH ROSS and MR. POTEAT of Marion, N.C., were happily married at the home of the bride last Monday. They will spend their honeymoon in Marion. We wish them a long and happy life.
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COOPERS GAP
Picking and canning blackberries IS TAKING THE DAY HERE NOW.
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MR. HALE JEFFERS and family motored from Gaffney , the 4th of July, on a visit to DR. and MRS. GILBERT.
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MR. LANDRUM JACKSON and little daughter KANSAS, visited MR. and MRS. J.B. JACKSON last Sunday.
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MR. CLARENCE WHITESIDE has returned home from the west to spend a month or two, he has been gone for 3 years.
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SALUDA
MRS. J.T. DILL and family of Charleston arrived for the summer.
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MRS. WOOTEN is spending several days in Fayetteville, visiting her daughter.
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S.D. STATON of Hendersonville, spent Wednesday night with his brother, W.W. STATON.
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FISH TOP
JOHN MORGAN killed a large rattle snake, just after services, near the house. Mr. Snake should have known better to have gone to preaching , I have no sympathy for him.
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CHARLES EDWARDS and son were visitors in the Cove Sunday.
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Farmers are done with their corn and cotton. Sowing turnip seed is the order of the day.
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Our stranger Baptist preacher, book agent and college builder, we hear, says he is the son of ROBERT WALKER, who left this county over 30 years ago.
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We learned that JOSEPH JONES, the unfortunate , who lived with JASPER BISHOP, died last week. He was a relative of REV. M. JONES, who labored so faithfully in this mountain section.
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WALKER
MR. and MRS. L.B. McGRAW visited his mother Sunday.
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MR. O.E. McCRAIN made a trip to Hendersonville one day last week.
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REANGAN BRADLEY and THOMAS THOMPSON attended service at Silver Creek Sunday.
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MISS MARY ANN BRADLEY visited her sister, MRS. C.E. McCRAIN Sunday.
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REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
C.R. MOORE and LOUISE MOORE of Buncombe county , to CHARLOTTE L. YALE, Consideration $1250.00 real estate in Tryon, known as Paine subdivision.
A.G. PARRIS and POSEY PARRIS to MARTHA LYNCH, Consideration $6000.00. Real estate in Columbus and Tryon Township on waters of Keller branch and Pacolet river. Dated 15th of July 1915.
 

 

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