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Volume fl No. 2
NEWS ITEMS IN AND
AROUND FOREST CITY
House Burned—Bad Negro
| 4 Caught Here—Saturday
Was Busy Day.
U A dwelling 1 house situated near the
Southern railway, between the South
ern and Seaboard depots, was de
ll Mtroyed by fire last Wednesday night,
I ftong with household goods of J. B.
1 Lawson and family, who occupied the
1 house. Horn Brothers owned the
H house and carried $250 insurance on
A nice sum of money and some
household furniture has been con
tributed by citizens to Mr. Lawson
to help cover his loss.
Will Knox, a negro charged with
killing two other negroes at Bridge
water last March, was arrested in
Forest City Saturday morning by
Chief Kendrick. The sheriff of Mc-
Dowell county came down Saturday
afternoon and carried the prisoner
to Marion to await trial. Knox has
been living under an assumed name
«,in West Virginia since the killing. He
£s a son-in-law of Laws Luckadoo of
One of the largest crowds that has
been in -Forest City for some time
was here Saturday, and the Forest
City Bargain Store and Efird's De
partment Store and John W. Daniel
I especially report a splendid business.
I Some people wanted to know what the
i extra added attraction was that
I all these people to town.
There was no extra attraction outside
of the bargains that could be found
at these enterprising stores and the
crowd was only n. indication of what
advertising will do to stimulate trade.
B#YOU will find that you can save many
dollars by reading the advertise
ments in the Courier.
The revival meeting which was to
have begun at the Ellenboro Presby-
church tonight (Thursday) will
iJKkt begin until Sunday morning. Rev.
MWJr. Brown, the evangelist, will be
I present Sunday morning and the
I meeting will continue for a week or
We wish to announce that we have opened up a new Furniture Store
in Forest City and are now located over Efird's Department Store. On
November Ist, we will move to the building now occupied by the Movie
Our line ol Furnituie and Ftousehold Furnishings is complete and we
can save you money ll you will come and give us a chance. Our motto is
to try the impossible—"Please Everybody'—especially in quality and ser
vice, prices and terms.
We cordially invite you to come in and lopk our line over. We will
always do our best to please you.
MOSS - REINHARDT
FOREST CITY, N. C.
FOREST CITY COURIER
Forest City Local Items
Chas. Flack and sister, Mrs. Earle
j Fortune, have returned from a visit to
I their brother Mays, who is sick in Mount
McGregor, N. Y. They bronght back i
the good news that Mays is improving, j
J. P. Williamson has resigned as
Seaboard Railway agent at this place .
and is succeeded in this position by V. '
L. Hughey. Mr. Williamson has ac
cepted the position as manager of the
| new station of the National Oil Co. at
Send The Courier to your child who is
! away at school. It will cost less than a
dollar to send it the entire term, and the
regular weekly visits of the home paper
i will bring much more than a dollar's
worth of pleasure to the absent child.
"It's like a letter from home."
Joshua McMurray and Samuel Bailey
have gone to Charlotte to buy new
i barber chairs and other furnishings for
| McMurray's tonsorial parlor. Josh says
he is also going to put a punching bag
; in the shop for the free use of custom
ers who are pugilistically inclined.
! Col. Posey Flack got the end of the
middle finger of his right hand
ground off in a sausage mill while
making sausage at Flack and Har
rill's market Saturday. While the
injury is very painful it hasn't cloud
ed the sunny disposition of the ir
resistible Posey and you can still hear
him singing all over town.
Forest City Masons and Eastern Stars
gave a banquet in the Red Cross hall
i Monday night. Several visitors were
present from Rutherfordton, Caroleen
and Bostic. Rev. Mr. Wood, former
pastor of the Forest City Presbyterian
j church and a 32nd degree Mason, was
: also a welcomt guest
Rev. W. L. Dawson will leave next
I Monday for Greensboro to attend the
I annual Western North Carolina confer
ence of the Methodist church. Mr.
C. C. Moore will also attend as a dele
gate. The good people at large will be
glad to know that Pastor Dawson will
carry with him the best financial report
ever made to the conference by the
i Forest City charge.
FOREST CITY, NORTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1919
BIG BRICK PLANT BEGINS
OPERATION AT BOSTIC
Will Mean Much to Forest
City, As Large Part of
Output Will Be Used Here
The transmission line which will carry
electricity from Forest City to the
brick-making plant of the Bostic Brick
Co. was completed Monday. The "juice"
has been turned on and the plant is
now in operation.
The Bostic Brick Co. has one of the fin
est plants of its kind in the country and
it represents an investment of some
$30,000. When in full operation its
daily capacity will be 60,000 brick a
day. Dr. L. V. Lee is president of the
company, J. B. Lattimore is secretary
and treasurer, and M. B. Kendrick is
manager of the plant. Several Forest
City men are interested in this com
pany. The plant is located near the
C. C. & O. Railway yards at Bostic.
The location of this brick yard so
near Forest City will be a great help
to this town and will expedite the huge
building program which will be carried
out here during the next year. There
will be no holdup of work on account of
railroads being unable to haul brick, as
they may be trucked from Bostic to
Forest City at minimum cost, and we
understand that Forest City will get
preference of the brick manufactured
at the new plant.
A marriage which was quite a sur
prise to even their closest friends was
that of Mr. Jonas R. Kiser and Miss
Ethel Blanton, the happy event taking
place last Saturday at Concord church,.
Rev. W. L. Dawson performed the
ceremony in the presence of only the
required number of witnesses.
Mr. Kiser has long been a resident of
Forest City and is assistant dyer at the
Florence Mills. The bride is a daugh
ter of Mrs. A. C. Higgins, of Bostic,
and for some time has been living in
Forest City, having employment here.
The Courier joins with other friends
in wishing for Mr. and Mrs. Kiser a
happy and successful matrimonial jour
SANDY RUN ASSOCIA
TION MET LAST WEEK
Shiloh People Entertained
the Association in Proper
Way—Will Give $140,000.
The Sandy Run Baptist Association
met in its thirty-ninth annual session
with Shiloh church, Rutherford county,
October 8, 9, 10, 1919.
The introductory sermon was preach
ed by Rev. W. T. Tate. Text, John i
Delegates enrolled by card, number-!
Officers of the association: Rev. Z. D.
Harrill, moderator; G. B. Pruette, clerk;
A. I. Jolly, treasurer.
The association is composed of forty
five churches with a membership of
7,849; forty-five Sunday schools with an
enrollment of nearly 6,000. The church
es of the association contributed this
year to different objects: State mis
sions, $1392.66; home missions, $1225.44;
foreign missions, $1349.39; orphanage,
$1089.11; christian education, $10,534.93.
There are twenty-three W. M. U's.
with a steadily growing membership
and a 100% increase over last year in
gifts to all objects.
Among the visiting brethren wel
comed at the meeting were Rev. W. R.
Beach, representing the Biblical Re
corder; Rev. J. G. Graham, of the
Charleston association; Rev. J. W.
Crow, of Asheville, representing moun
tain schools; Rev. A. P. Sorrells, Rev.
J. W. Brown, Rev. J. A. McKaughan,
Rev. G. G. O'Neal, of the Green River
association; Rev. J. W. Whitner, of
Morganton. The association also wel
comed Sister Bostic, mother of three
J. H. Quinn made the annual report
of the trustees of Boiling Springs High
School. Pupils enrolled up to this time,
340. About half of the $40,000 for
| a memorial building has been subscribed.
J Thursday was given entirely to read
ing of reports on the different objects
of the convention and discussion in con
nection with the seventy-five million
dollar campaign. The associational di
rector, Rev. W. T. Tate, was in charge.
Rev. L. R. Pruette, pastor of Ninth
Avenue church, Charlotte, was present
The community fair held at the Mt. ,
Pleasant school house last Tuesday was
a great success and was well attended.
All of the exhibits were fine. The peo
ple of that community deserve great
credit for the interest shown in this
community fair and for the exhibits
they displayed. Some of of these ex
hibits would be winners at the state:
fair at Raleigh. Next week we hope
to publish a list of the prize winners.
Mrs. B. E. Bland
announces the marriage of her daughter
Mr. John B. Murray
Sunday, October the twelfth
nineteen hundred nineteen
at high noon at
Mayworth, N. C.
After October the fifteenth
168 North Avenue
The above announcement is of much
interest in this county, where the bride
is well known and popular. She was
formerly milliner at Caroleen and later
connected with the banks at Caroleen
and Forest City as clerk. She left For
est City last January to accept the
cashiership of the Waco bank and held
that position until she gave it up for
in the interest of the campaign and
made a thrilling address, as did Rev.
D. J. Hunt and Rev. W. T. Tate. A
large number of the brethren took part
in the discussion. Mr. Tate read the
association's apportionment, which is
$140,000. He also read the amounts
that had been apportioned to the differ
ent churches, and by rising vote each
church accepted its-apportionment.
The association passed a resolution of
thanks to the members of Shiloh church
and community for the very generous
way in which they entertained the body.
The next meeting of the association
will be held with the Mount Pleasant
church, Rutherford county, beginning
Wednesday before the second Sunday
in October, 1920.
51.50 a Year, in Advance
FOREST CITY TO HAVE
A SEWERAGE SYSTEM
City Council Adopts Reso
lution Providing System
and Calling for Estimates
At a recent meeting of the city coun
cil a resolution was adopted providing
for a complete and up-to-date sewerage
system to cover the town of Forest
City, and calling for estimates on the
work. A survey of the town has al
ready been made.
It is the intention of the city council
to have this work completed at the
earliest possible date in order that we
may comply with the new state sanitary
law. Work will commence as soon as
material and labor can be secured.
As soon as estimates are furnished
: and futher plans materialize we will
; keep you posted on plans for making
Forest City the most desirable place in
| this section of country in which to live.
Along Forest City Route 2
The farmers are very busy just now
gathering corn and getting ready to
! Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Hardin and daugh
ter visited at the home of P. H. Hardin
Mrs. Clarence Mayfield is very sick.
We hope she will soon be well again.
Mr. Grady Moore and family visited
Mr. Edd Grose Sunday.
Mr. Julius McDonald and family
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Mrs. Cora Green is very sick at this
writing. We hope she will soon be well
Mrs. Lettie Hamrick and children
spent Sunday afternoon very pleasantly
with Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Hardin.
Mr. and Mrs. David McSwain and
children visited Mrs. McSwain's mother
Methodist Stewards Meeting
The final meeting of the stewards of
Forest City charge for this year will be
held in the Forest City Methodist church
next Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.