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A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
e This Sale B gsTABLISHED 1896.
MARION, N. C,, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1916.
VOL. XX—NO. 46
yyill Be the Best Ever—Talent of
Superior Ability—Three Big
Days for Marion.
Directors of the Marion Chau
tauqua, which will be held hereon
Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
August 10, 11 and 12, have started
a campaign to make it a success.
The Radcliffe Agency assures the
jocal cofflinittee that the talent on
the program is first-class in every
particular. Arrangements are be
ing made for morning entertain
ments on all three days. There
will be DO admittance charged for
the morning meetings, and a sea
son ticket good for the other en
tertainments, six in all, costs only
$1.50. The program for the Chau
aftebnoon and night, august 10.
Marietta La Dell, one of the few
really great readers of this country
Strongly dramatic, clever in come
dy, a wide range of satisfactory
Rubie Stanford, playing with
fire and feeling. Giving the violin
a voice for every emotion and al
most a language.
Ruth Thom. A rare soprano
voice, cultivated and trainee} to
give expression to the most diffi
Dr. D. W. Daniel. Head of
English Department, Clemson Col
lege, S. C., is one of the really
great lecturers of the present day
His lectures are gems and abound
in eloquence, humor and practica
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT, AUGUST 11
Durno, the Mysterious. Delight
fully entertaining and most amus
ingly mystifying. One of the great
magicians of today. He is a come
dian, conjurer, ventriloquist and
Eugene Lockhart. A resource
ful personality that radiates sun
shine. He portrays dramatic poems
with a power and intensity that
grips the imagination. His humor
is refined and delicious. An artist
in every way.
AFTERNOON AND NIGHT, AUGTOT 12
The Tyrolean Alpine Yodlers, in
picturesque costumes. A thorough
ly unique and altogether delightful
entertainment. They create an at
mosohere that is like a breath from
their native mountains. The Yod
lers are the perfection of the clear
est and most sweetly penetrating
qualities of the human voice.
Albert Marion Hyde. A great
natural orator, winning honors in
that field as a mere boy. A church
leader in the Middle West with so
great a call upon his time that he
made more addresses outside of his
pulpit than in it. He is a sneaker
^bo brings a virile, vital message
close to the big "things of lif©i with
^ sparkle of humor and a sunshine
of good cheer which makes it a joy
to hear him.
Rev. Frank Siler Here in Interest
of Laymen^s Conference.
Rev. Frank Siler, Conference
Missionary Secretary of the West
ern North Carolina Conference,
M. E. Church, South, was in Ma
rion last Friday in the interest of
the Laymen’s Triennial Missionary
Conference to be held at Lake
Junaluska, the seat of the South
ern Assembly, August 1 to 6. A
special meeting was held Friday
night at the Methodist church,
presided over by the presiding
elder. Rev. J. E. Gay, the pur
pose of which was to lay plans for
having at least one man elected
from each church in the Morgan-
ton district to the conference. A
committee consisting of Rev. J. E.
Gay, presiding elder of the Mor
ganton district; Mr. F. J. Chap
man, district lay leader, and Rev.
L. D. Thompson was appointed to
work up a strong delegation from
Among those from Marion who
will probably attend the big con
ference are Rev. J. E. Gay, Rev.
L. D. Thompson and wife, Mr.
and Mrs. D. E. Hudgins, Mr. and
Mrs. J. Q. Gilkey and others. A
number are expected to go from
the Sunday School to the adult
Bible Class Conference July 21-22.
READY TO DISCHARGE
CARGO AND LOAD AGAIN
John C. Pool Passes.
Mr. John C. Pool, one of Mc
Dowell county’s aged and promi
nent citizens, died at his home three
miles west of town last Saturday
morning. He had been in ill
health for many months and his
death came not unexpected. The
deceased was 68 years of age, hav
ing been born in Person county.
He located in McDowell county
shortly after the close of the war.
He married Miss Callie Noblitt in
1871, and to this union were born
nine children. In 1892 he was
again married, to Miss Mary
Stroud, and of this union three
children were born, all of whom
The fnneral services were held
Sunday at Stroud’s Chapel, the
services being conducted by Rev.
U. A. Dry, of Old Fort. The de
ceased was buried with Masonic
honors, he having been a member
of Mystic Tie Lodge No. 237, A.
F. & A. M. for a number of years.
Mr. Pool was probably one of
the most widely known men in Mc
Dowell county and was widely
known throughout Western North
Carolina. He was regarded as one
of the best farmers in this section.
He took a very active part in the
political life of the county and
rendered his party valuable ser
vices from the days of his boyhood.
He was for a long time United
States Deputy Collector in this
district^ and was several times the
nominee of his party for various
county offices, having made his
last race for the State Senate in
1914. As a humorist his equal
would be hard to find in this sec
tion of the country and he will
very greatly missed by all
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County—
Items About Home People.
Nebo, July 10.—On last Tuesday July
4th, a crowd of young people from Nebo
went on a picnic and fishing trip to the
new bridge over Catawba ^ver about
two miles north of Nebo. Several
pleasant hours were spent boat-riding,
fishing and kodaking. Supper was eat
en about seven o’clock. Those who
went on the trip were- Misses Maggie,
Hattie and Lei&:h Taylor, Iowa, Tracy
and Cheley Sigmon, Fay and Pearl Pad
gett, Essie Hemphill, Elizabeth Har
grave and Mattie Hunter; Messrs. Ben
and Tom Stacy, Watson Wilson, Everett
Padgett, Carroll Sigmon and Bruce
Tate. Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Hemphill
were chai)eroneB of the party.
Mrs. J. F. Wilson attended the funer
al services of her brother-in-law, T. G - *
Cobb, at Morganton last Friday."^
Miss Lona Goforth and Will Landis
of Dysartaville were visitors here one
day last week.
Rev. O, Paul Fitzgerald of Whitsett
was a visitor here during ihe week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Howell and child
ren of Black Mountain are visiting the
latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F.
Misses Maggie and Hattie Taylor
were the guests of Miss Pearl Teter of
Morganton a few days last week.
Frank Wilpon of Spmee Pine spent
Saturday night with his parents here.
Mrs. Kate Bowman of CoUettsville is
visiting her son, W. J. Bowman.
Miss Pearl Amos of Morganton was
the guest of Miss Bertha Beach during
Prof. L. L. Hargrave and family haye
moved to Cullowhee. We regret to lose
them from our community.
A number of the Ndbo boys and girls
enjoyed a rook party given by Carroll
Sigmon last Wednesday night.
oyerfiowed its banks at several places
and it is still raining. Crops were look
ing fihe up to this time.
The Sunday School at Bethlehem Bap
tist church is progressing nicely with
an increase4 l^ttendance. Much interest
is manifest^ by both teachers and pu
pils and good results are expected.
Miss Annie Brown, and Edney
Lackey were quietly married at the
home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Brown, last Sunday, Esq.
J. C. Sandlin officiating. Following the
the ceremony a delicious dinner was
School will open next Monday with
J, F. Parker as teacher.
Our farmers have harvested their
wheat and are anxiously awaiting the
arrival of the thresher.
Harmony Grove, July 10.—Ab Big-
gerstaff spent the week-end
tives here ^
Mrs. Alice Crawley and son, Herman,
visited relatives in Marion Sunday.
A number of our folks are attending
court in Marion this week.
Farmers have finished laying by com
and are ready for the thresher.
Rev. Vance Snipes of Nebo preached
at the Baptist church here Sunday. He
was given a hearty welcome.
The protracted meeting at Harmony
Grove Baptist church will begin on Sat
urday before the second Sunday in
The peopU of the community are re
quested to meet and clean off the church
grounds and cemetery next Saturday
Mrs James Pyatt was a visitor here
Bridgewater, July 11.—M. F. Tate
and daughter, Miss Carrie, spent the
week-end with friends at Sevier.
A. P. Hunter and M. L. Haskins are
attending court in Marion this week.
George Hunter, Beverly Boyd and
Eck Ha&kins went to Hickory Saturday
where they joined a troop enroute to
Little James Robinson has returned
to his home near Hickory. He was ac
companied by his grandmother, Mrs. S.
Ben Seals and Carl Justice ^ve re
turned to their work at Canton after
spending a few days here with home-
Miss Kary Tate and nieces, the little
Misses Adams, were shopping in Marion
C. B. Kincaid and family attended
the burial of T. G. Cobb in Morganton
Miss Edna Justice is visiting in Hick
ory this week.
Woodlawn, July 10. — Mrs. S. H.
Yancey and daaghter are visiting rela
Miss Mattie Suttles of Greer, S. C.,
visited her uncle, M. L. Good, last week.
The rainfall here has been quite heavy
since last Saturday. The streams are
higher than they have been in years
Com, melons and garden products along
streams have been washed away and
hundreds of dollars worth of property
have been destroyed.
A protracted meeting was begun at
at the Presbyterian church at Sevier
Sunday and will continue through the
The postoffice at Woodlawn has been
moved one mile up the creek and Miss
Mary Green has been appointed post
Clinchfieid Mill News.
Hugh F. Little and mother, Mrs. D,
^thaore.—The Germaji submarine-
®^rcliantman Deutschland was ready
to di€charge her million-dollar cargo
take aboard for the return trip
®ietal and rubber needed by Emperor
William’s armies and navy. The re
turn merchandise Is waiting on the
^ock and the time for leaving port
depend largely upon plans J,ot
eluding vigilant enemy cruisers, which
is expected will be waiting outside
Thompson’s Fork, July 10.-
Train No. 21, one-half mile west
of Ridgecrest, ran into an open
switch and colliged headon with a
freight engine that was standing
on the siding Monday evening,
wrecking the pilots of both en
gines. Engineer James Eagle stu^
to his post, but his fireman, .0. O.
Douglas, jumped and sustained a
broken arm, and a severe scalp
wound besides other bruises.
Laura Wood and children of Asheville
are visiting relatives here.
Albert Buff spent several days last
week with his parents near Morganton.
Kev. G. H. Weaver of Nebo was a
visitor here Friday.
Mrs. W. M. Wilson of Sugat Hill is
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C.
Bruce and Ralph Tate of Nebo visited
their gi’andmother, Mrs. Mattie- Tate
one day last week.
W. C. James and D. C. Brown were
in Marion last week.
Mrs. James Mull has returned to her
home in Morganton after an ei^tended
visit to her daughter, Mrs. John Cuth-
The Itfuddy Creek bridge has been r^
placed and is now in use.
CROOKED CREEK ^
Old Fort, July 10.—The storm of yes
terday and today has already done con
siderable damage to crops and land in
this community. Com was badly bwt
en down and fruit trees and other tim
ber was blown down. The creek has
D. Little, have gone to Atlantic City.
A. F. Hunt, J. C. Hunt, E. S. Brown
and Ernest Stalworth spent the Fourth
on Mitchell’s Peak. The report a de
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Wylie and child
ren and J. T. Laughlin and Miss Bea
trice Simmons spent the Fourth at
Chimney Rock, Asheville and other
L. M. Summey was in Rutherfordton
for the Fourth.
Quite a number of our boys and girls
went on a straw ride out to Buck Creek
Falls last Tuesday.
John Allen spent the week-end with
homefolks in Shelby.
Miss Beatrice Simmons entertained
number of her intimate friends last
Hessie Rogers of Spartanburg is
Little Carrie Miller had the misfor
tune to get her arm burned badly Fri
day, but she ia improving.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Rogers and Mrs.
B. C. Wages spent Tuesday at Altapass.
We are glad to have with us O. Bry
son and family.
Miaa WilUe Sugg» has been on the
sick list but we are glad to see her out
Card of Thanks.
We de^re to extend our sincere .thanks
to our many friends and neighbors for
their assistance and kindness i&own
during the sickness and death of our
husband and father. May God bless
them. Mrs. J. C. Pool and family.
COUNTY TAX LEVY MADE
Rate for State and County Purposes
is $1.18 2-3 on the Hundred
and $2 on the Poll.
The board of county commis
sioners was in session Monday and
made the tax levy for the ensuinit
year. The total rate on property
for State and county purposes was
fixed at $1.18 2-3 on the hundred,
the poll being two dollars. The
rate is given in cents on the $100
State tax 23 2-3, pension tax 4,
public school fund 20, total 47 2-3.
For county purposes, on property
for general fund 19, for bonds 18,
bridge fund 18, roads 10. On polls
57c for general fund. Special tax
to extend school term 6c.
The poll tax on each taxable poll
is two dollars, divided as follows:
$1.50 to public school fund, 12
cents to pension fund and 38 cents
to pauper fund.
Special tax of 30 cents for Ma
rion township, 25 cents for Old
Fort, 20c for Nebo and 20 cents
for Montfords was levied for dirt
roads, and 20c for school building
fund in district No. 3, Old Fort
The total rate for Marion town
ship is $1.38 2-3, and Old Fort,
$1.33 2 3.
Special school taxes were levied
Marion—Districts Nos. 2, 3, 5,
6, 8, 9 and 10, 20 cents on property
and 60 cents on poll.
Old Fort—District 1 and 2, 20
on property and 60 on poll; No. 3,
30 on property and 90 on poll; No.
15 on property and 45 on poll.
North Cove—No. 4, 15 on prop
erty, 45 on poll; No. 5, 25 on prop
erty and 75 on poll; No. 6, 20 on
property, 60 on poll; No. 7, 20 on
property, 60 on poll.
Montfords—No. 2, 15 on prop
erty and 45 on poll.
Bracketts—Nos. 1 and 2, 20 on
property, 60 on poll.
Nebo—Nos. 1 and 4, 30 on prop
erty, 90 on poll.
Higgins—No. 2, 20 on property,
60 on poll.
Broad River—Nos. 1 and 2, 20
on property, 60 on poll.
Dysartsville—No. 1, 30 on prop
erty, 90 on poll.
Glenwood—15 on property, 45
Buy Lime Now.
Word comes from one of the
lime factories that after August 1
there will be an advance of 25 cents
per ton on bagged lime. This is
because the price of paper has
about doubled in the last year.
Even if there should be no advance
in bulk lime, orders should be
placed at once. A number failed
last year to get what lime they
wanted because in the rush season
the factories were unable to supply
the demand. This is almost cer
tain to occur every fall and spring
for some time because the demand
increases by leaps and bounds as
farmers realize the great value of
lime. The wise business farmer
will place his order promptly. In
this connection it is well to keep
in mind what Dr. Thorne, one of
the highest authorities on soil fer
tility, says. He writes as follows:
"'When the land begins to need
lime it is a waste of time, energy,
and money to continue to cultivate
it until this need is supplied; for
the economic use of every other
fertilizing material, including ma
nure, depends upon the lime sup