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established 1896. MARION, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 1916. VOL. XX—NO. 42
hughes and FAIRBANKS
Nominated by Republican Conven
tion at Chicago—Progressives
Charles Evans Hughes, former
Governor of New York, and As
sociate Justice of the Supreme
Court, for President.
Charles Warren Fairbanks of In
diana, elected Vice President with
Theodore Roosevelt in 1914, again
was chosen for second place.
These were the nominations made
by the Republican national conven
tion in Chicago Saturday. Both
nominations were made by over
whelming majorities on the first
ballot of the day—the third ballot
of the convention for the presi
At the same time the Progressive
convention nominated Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt for President and
John M. Parker of Louisiana for
Vice President. Col. Roosevelt de
clined for the time.
Before the balloting was begun
in the Republican convention Sat
urday morning Senator Smoot of
Utah announced the report of the
latest meeting of the Republican
conferees with the conferees of the
Progressive convention, disclosing
that the Republicans had presented
the name of Mr. Hughes for con
sideration as a candidate on whom
both conveDtions could uo-ite. He
also read the reply of the Progres
sive conferees, which was merely
an acknowledgement of receipt of
the proposal. Then he read Col.
Roosevelt’s telegram to the Pro
gressive convention, suggesting
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts as
a compromise candidate for both
conventions. Before he had finish
ed reading word came and was an
nounced in the Colisium that the
Progressive convention itself not
only had tabled the Republican
proposal of Mr. Hughes, but had
tabled Colonel Roosevelt’s own pro
posal of Senator Lodge as well.
No one in the Republican con
vention really expected Colonel
Roosevelt’s compromise to be ac
cepted, neither did they feel the
Progressives would accept Hughes.
When the roll call began in the
Republican convention the with
drawal of the favorite sons was
announced one after another, and
the votes began flopoing into the
Hughes column in solid blocks so
rapidly that the nomination plain
ly was assured before the roll call
had gone five States. When it got
to Colorado the drift was so ap
parent that a proposal to make it
unanimous was made, but Chair
man harding ruled that the ballot
ing take its regular course.
The result of the ballot was as
follows: Hughes 949|; Roosevelt
18h Lodge 7; DuPont 5, Weeks 3;
LaFollette 3; absent 1. Total 987.
On the last ballot North Carolina
voted seven for Lodge, 14 for
The ballot for Vice President
showed this count: Fairbanks 863;
Burkett 108; Borah 8; Burton 1;
Johnson 1; absent, scattering and
not voting 6. Total 987.
The convention adjourned at 2.01
p. m. Saturday. When it nomi
nated Mr. Hughes it had no word
that he would accept and no state
ment of his position.
Within an hour after Chairman
Harding had notified him of his
nomination for President, Justice
Hughes had accepted the call. His
resignation, a scant two line letter
without a superfluous word, was
on its way to the White House
from the Hughes home before the
nominee had dispatched his mes
sage of acceptance. President Wil
son accepted the resignation in a
reply almost as brief.
Mr. Fairbanks, in a statement
given out at Indianapolis, Ind., ac
cepted the Republican nomination
for Vice President.
Progressives Nominate Roosevelt.
Chicago, June 10.—The Progres
sive national convention, after four
days tumult with but one purpose,
today nominated Col. Theodore
Roosevelt for President and a few
hours later listened without protest
to a message fro^ Oyster Bay that
he would not accept “at this time.”
Colonel Roosevelt’s declination
was conditional and it was placed
in the hands of the Progressive
committee to be held until such
time as statements of Justice
Hughes, the nominee of the Re
publican party, “shall satisfy the
committee that it is for the inter
est of the country that he be elect
At Oyster Bay Col. Roosevelt,
as a last word to newspaper cor
respondents, told what he had tele
graphed the Progressive conven
tion. When Hughes’ statement ap
peared he was asked for an expres
sion and replied: “Not a word—
not a word about anything.” “I
am out of Dolitics.’*
Miss White Entertains.
Miss Margie White was hostess
to the Rosebud Set on Friday eve
ning, about thirty couples being
invited “to meet” Miss Lucile Ash
worth, the attractive niece of Mr.
W. T. Morgan. The beautiful
lawn was lighted with numbers of
Japanese lanterns. Here the grac
ious hostess, with her house guests.
Misses Sarah Hudgins, Virginia
Blanton and Lucile Ashworth,
greeted her guests.
Soon after the crowd had gath
ered, one by one, some girl dis
appeared, until the boys seeing
they were utterly deserted by the
fair sex, rushed into the house in
pursuit. Here they found only a
number of seemingly baited hooks
dangling over the stair railing—
evidently someone was “fishing.”
But when a certain color cord was
selected and pulled, the lad found
that as he wound the cord a charm
ing lassie was drawn down the
stairs to him, his partner for the
first tete-e-tete promenade or visit
to the punch bowl.
During the evening a delicious
ice course was served by Mrs.
White, assisted by Mesdames Hen
derson and Morgan.
A very interesting contest,
“Birds in Poetry,” other games
and music added much to this en
joyable tete-e-tete party, which
ended all too soon, and the guests
when bidding their charming host
esses good-night voted this one of
their most enjoyable parties of the
Director T. B. Parker, of the
Division of Farmers’ Institutes,
state department of agriculture, is
getting up his schedule for about
100 institutes for farmers and for
farmers’ wives, to be held in the
western counties during the late
summer and fall.
NEWS FROMJHE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County-—
Items About Home People.
Dytjartville, June 12.—Will and Key
Landis made a business trip to Marion
The bridge over South Muddy creek
near J. R. Denton’s was finished last
J. B. and E. F. Eirksey made a busi
ness trip to Buncombe and Henderson
Mrs. Alice Rudicel of Henry is spend
ing some time with her daughter, Mrs.
H. C. Daves.
Fulton Landis and family .of Lexing
ton spent the week-end with his sister,
Mrs. J. M. Laughridge.
The Children’s Day exercises here
Sunday was a success. A large crowd
attended. Talk about dinner—there
was plenty for all. Plenty of good
things are always to‘be found at this
M. P. Flack and W. C. Raburn and
families of Vein Mountain attended
Children’s Day services here Sunday.
Mrs. G. D. Taylor and Miss Hattie,
spent the week-end with relatives here.
Misses Essie Hemphill and Maggie
Tavlor of Nebo spent Sunday here.
H. F. Nanney’s two little daughters
of Tnermal City accompanied Rev, M.
W. Heckard here Sunday.
A large crowd from Glenwood and
Golden attended Children’s Day.
G. R. Satterwhite and family of
Bridgewater spent Sunday here.
Misses Hattie and Alice Mangum of
Marion are visiting hbmefolks here.
Mrs. Nathan Morrison of Bridgewater
spent several days with her mother,
Mrs. Harriet Taylor, last week.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cochran,
June 9, a son.
Mrs. Arrie Bean returned to her home
in Asheville Sunday after spending
eeyeral months with her sister, Mrs. C.
A. Jaquins. ,
E. B. Satterwhite was able to get out
to church yesterday. He has been sick
some time. Glad he is improving.
The farmers are now cutting wheat.
It is very good this year excepting be
ing low in height.
Mr. Stephenson of Statesyille is en
gaged in mining operations here. He
has found a rich vein of gold on J. H
Nebo, June 13.—Mrs. Lou Gibbs died
at the home of her son, W. A. Gibbs,
on last Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock.
Interment was made in the Nebo ceme
tery. Rey. M. L. Kaylor conducted the
Mrs. G. D, Taylor and daughter, Hat
tie, spent the week-end with relatives
J. L. Padgett made a business trip to
Mrs. Sug and daughter of Richmond,
Va., are guests of Mrs. L. L. Hargrave.
Little Katherine Hunter has rettirned
home after spending two weeks with
her aunt, Mrs. L. E. Sigmon, at Ridge
Misses Maggie Taylor and Essie Hemp
hill attended Children’s Day at Dysart
Miss Elizabeth Hargrave is home for
her vacation. She has been in school at
Greenville, S. C.
Misses Cheley and Tracy Sigmon haye
returned home after an extended visit
io the eastern part of the State.
Misses Annie and Mamie Stacy left
today for Chapel Hill where they will
attend the summer school,
Lee Lavendar of Old Fort was a pleas
ant visitor here Sunday.
Frank Wilson has returned to Spruce
Pine after spending a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Snipes were shop
ping in Marion one day last week.
Mrs. R. V. Wilson has returned after
an extended visit to homefolks at Fonta
Bridgewater, June 13. Mrs. T. W.
Wilson of Glenwood spent the week-end
liere with her father, M. F Tate.
Mrs. M. L. Hilderbran is visiting re
latives in Erwin, Tenn.
Mrs. C. D. Hemphill and son, Morri
son, spent Thursday in Marion.
Mrs. G. C: Anthony spent the latter
part of the week in Morg^nton with
fiiends and relatives.
Sam Blackburn made a business trip
to Marion, Thursday.
Misses Ross, Swannie and Rose Giles
and Messrs. Quince Simpson and Walter
Giles of Glen Alpine were visitors in
Miss Julia Bust has returned home
from Berea College, Berea, Ky.
Miss Ruth Martin of Marion was the
guest of Miss Virginia Rust last week.
Miss Norah BaUew was shopping in
Mrs. Caleb Kincaid and daughter.
Miss Lula, and Miss Louise Giles spent
several days last we^k in Morganton.
W. J. Ballew of Marion Junction was
in Bridgewater Monday on businees.
Miss Bertie Taylor has returned from
the N. C. I. at Asheville where she
graduated this year.
Little Miss Katie Ballew is spending
this week at Marion Junction with her
father who is engaged in railroad work
Greenlee, June 12.—Miss Eva EUerof
Marion was the guest of the Misses Pad
gett Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bird of Marion
spent Sunday with the latter’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Padgett.
Our Sunday school is progressing
Mrs. Etta Odom of Hankins was a
visitor in Greenlee Sunday.
We are glad that Mr. J. R. Murphy
and others have captured several dis
tilleries in “The Glades.” But it seems
that there are others still engaged.
Will the officers not wake up to the
sense of their duty?
Stroudtown, June 12.—3. H. Haw
kins, who was recently called to he bed
side of his little nephew, Alvin Nichols,
has returned to his work at Whitney.
S. R. Hawkins, who holds a position
at Oneida, Tenn., is spending some time
with homefolks here.
W. H. Turner has accepted a position
with the Reighard Lumber Co., at
Edward Norton, who is employed by
the Southern Railroad, spent Saturday
and Sunday with his parents here.
Broad River News.
Dome, June 10.—Several people from
this place attended the singing conven
tion at Bill’s Creek last Sunday. Among
the number were the following: Mr.
and Mrs William Nanney, Misses Lockie
Hettie and Gladys Nanney, Pearle and
Mamie Gilbert, Messrs. J, M., Elbert
and Lawrence Nanney, Wilburn and
Pinkney Gilbert and Goodrich Penland.
They reported a pleasant time.
Oscar L. Shelton is again on Broad
Philip Creasman of Montreat is here
on a business trip.
Mrs, W. B, Laughter, who has been
seriously ill, is improving.
Mrs, Julius Elliott spent last Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs, J, 1. Nanney.
Raymond Barnwell has returned af
ter spending a week at his home on
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Taylor recently
visited the former’s parents on Bald
Mrs, C, M. Nanney has returned home
after an extended visit to Black Moun
Goodrich Penland is quite ill.
Robert Turner has returned to his
home near Old Fort after spending a
few days here.
Mr. and Mrs, John Gtirrison visited
the latter’s parents, Mr, and Mrs.
Joseph Searcy, at Cedar Creek, last
Wesley Stroud and Horace Ledbetter
spent last Sunday at Bill’s creek.
Card of Thanks.
We desire to extend our sincere thanks
to our neighbors and friends in and
around Nebo for their assistance and
kindness shown us in the sickness and
death of our mother. May God bless
them. W. A, and A. J, Gibbs.
STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK
tems Concerning Events of In
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
The State Board of Pharmacy
has issued license to 27 applicants.
Eighty-two persons took the v^ex-
aminatioD—75 white and seven ne
groes—but only 27 passed.
The House of Congress has
passed the bill to pay mail con
tractors in the South for servicc
rendered in 1860. About $lojOOO
of the amount will come to Nor&
After due consideration Capt.
Edmund Jones who stood second
in the recent State primary for at
torney general, has notified Judge
J. S. Manning and Hon. Wilson
G. Lamb, chairman State Board of
Election, that he will not make a
second primary necessary, which
is due him under the law.
Dr. T. W. Long of Newton,
whose hip was broken when he fell
from an automobile in alighting
before it came to a standstill, died
in a Hickory hospital Sunday.
Doctor Long was 58 years old.
He had been a practicing physician
in his section for ^ears, and was
Thursday morning, June 22, in
Statuary hall, in the Capitol build
ing in Washington, the statue of
Zebulon Baird Vance will be pre
sented by North Carolina. Qn be
half of the people of North Caro
lina, Hon. Clement Manly will
make the presentation and Gover
nor Craig will perform the same
office for the state. Vice President
Marshall will accept the gift for
Mr. Herbert O. Smith, brother
of Mrs. W. C, Gray and Mrs. W.
F. McPeeters of this |)lace, and
who for the past year has been, as
sociated with Mr. McPeeters in the
grocery business, was married to
Miss Stella Lewis in Statesville
Wednesday of last week. The
Statesville Landmark of June 9th
contained the following account of
“Miss Stella Lewis and Mr.
Herbert O. Smith were married
Wednesday morning at 6:45 o’clock
at the home of the bride on Race
street. Rev. Dr. C. E. Raynal of
ficiating. They left at 7:20 for
Asheville and other points in the
western part of the State for their
honeymoon. They will make their
home at Marion, where Mr. Smith
is engaged in business.
“The event was planned as a sur
prise to their friends and only the
immediate families were present.
The bride wore a gray coat suit
with accessories to match and car
ried bride’s roses. Sweet peas and
roses were used for decorations in
the house. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
expected to get away on the early
morning train without the knowl
edge of their friends, but a num
ber learned of the marriage and
were at the station to greet them.
“Mrs. Smith is a daughter of
the late Alex. Lewis and Mr. Smith
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Smith of Statesville.”
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our many friends
for the kindness shown during the sick
ness and death of our little son, Alyin.
Mr. and Mrs. G. C, Nichols.