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Marion progress. volume (Marion, N.C.) 1909-19??, August 17, 1916, Image 1

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MARION PROGRESS A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY. established 18%, MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 1916, VOL, xJl—KO. 51 'ERTILI- leached, away by ;y of the hand, at to clear relief party at MARION Governor Craig and Members of Relief Committee Here Wed- terday—Brief Addesses. Governor Crai«, Mr. E. E. Brittoo, chairman of the State Relief committee, and Mr. Geo. A. Holderness of Tarboro, a member of the same committee, visited Marion Wednesday looking after the relief work in McDowell. Messrs. Britton and Holderness made short talks to a fair-sized audience explaining the work of the committee and oatlining plans for the expenditure of the money appropriated by the National gov ernment for the flood sufferers in North Carolina. Governor Craig delivered a brief but very eloquent speech, in which he urged every man to take on new courage and remain in McDowell County. He explained the forma tion of the state relief committee, that he did not have to call upon the people of the state to contri bute to the relief of the destitute in the flood sections, but that they called upon him for an opportuni ty to contribute. North Carolina will receive $250,000 dollars for carrying on this work said the Governor, and that it was highly probable that McDowell County’s share would be $25,000. This money to be used in the reconstruc tion of roads and in relieving desti tution. The expenditures will be made under direction of the Chair man of the County Board of Com missioners and the local relief com mittee of which Mr. J. W. Pless is chairman. Governor Craig and his party left for Old Fort in the afternoon to look over the damage done the central highway from Old Fort to Ridgecrest. Solicitor Newland Deadi Thomas M. Newland, solicitor of the 16th judicial district, died at his home in Lenoir Saturday after noon at 3:15 o’clock, after an ill ness of 30 hours from an attack of acute Bright’s disease. He re turned home Friday evening from Morganton, where he had been in attendance in Burke Superior Court, and the announcement of his death was a great surprise and shock. Mr. Newland was a son of the late Ben. A. Newland, and was born in McDowell county. He was licensed to oractice law in 1895 and was associated with his uncle, Hon. W. C. Newland, for a number of years. He was ap pointed solicitor of the 16th dis trict by Governor Craig in, 1913 and 1914 was elected to a full term of eight years. He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Wilcox of Washington. Unless all indications fail the Southern Railway will be operat ing trains from Salisbury to Ashe ville, it is said, in the next two weeks. It is hoped to run a light work train through within a few days, and after that feat is accom plished, it will not be long ^ before passenger and freight trains running on schedule again. Haying been “deserted by the Progressives,” Colonel Roosevelt was immediately joined by those sypathetic souls, Penrose, Root, Crane and Smoot. The Colonel never lacks friends. Government Will Pay for RoadlNEWS FROM THE COUNTY Work in McDowell. Army Engineer James W. Mar tin, representing the War Depart ment, was in Marion the first of the week and conferred with the local relief committee about aid to be given flood sufferers in Mc Dowell from government funds. The government’s plan of relief is Relief Radciife Company Sends Worker to Marion. Owing to floc^ conditions it was not thought wise to have a Chautau qua here this summer and the local committee wire Mr. Radcliffe ask ing release from the contract. His reply follows: Washington, D. C.. Aug. 2, 1916. Mr. Byron Conley, Marion. N. C. ORDERED TO BORDER Brief Mention of Some of the Hap penings in McDowell County— Items About Home People. BRIDGEWATER Bridgewater, Ang. 14.—Mr. and Mrs. John Gibbs and children of Spartan barg, S C., spent last week here at the home of Mrs. G. C. Anthony. . 11 ■ 1 I Nettie Hemphill wont to Shelby. to give work wherever practical last week where she will spend some Dear Sir: especially work on the roads. The time with her sister, Mrs. Geer. A few days ago one of my representa committee decided to employ as Mrs. R. A. Abemethy and children tives returned from yonr section of many of the flood su£Eerers who "* North CaroUna, and it waa only then „ 1 *1 i. J Roby Conley of Marion was here on that I nnderstood the full extent of the want work as thev can get, and 1 Mrs. H. Robinson and children c: Brfckory are here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Tate. Mrs. Frank Wilson and daughter, Mrs. Plant, of Knoxville, Tenn. Wednesday here. M. F. and S. P. Tate spent Monday in Marion on business. Misses Donnie and Annie Cobb of Morganton and Dr. Brown of Charlotte were visitors in Bridgewater Sunday. Mrs. Kibler and Miss Zodie Smith of Mississippi, who have been yisiting here for some time, have gone to Morganton | disposal of your Chautauqua committee to render every assistance in his power Miss Belle I in bringing about such sanitary condi . . ♦ 1 f I Bright, of Connellys Springs were the tions as will effectually prevent any IniS plan not only O - Qf Mrs. G. C. Anthony Thursday, epidemic of disea^ resulting from the as thev can get, teams will also be hired, to begin work at once on McDowell county roads. The government will pay the wages of the men and for the I teams, for eight hours’ work daily, the work to continue only 90 days. The members of the county re lief committee are J. W. PI G. C. Conley and J. Q. Gilkey. Mr. Conley is now looking after getting the work under way and it is hoped that those who lost crops by the flood, or were thrown I a few days, out of employment, will respond! Mrs. Charleton and rister. promptly. great damage resulting from the recent )torm. Undegr the circumstances, I I haven’t the slightest desire to urge your committee any'forther in the matter of fulfilling your Chautauqua contract. I spent j realize you probably have yf|ir hands more than full in taking care of the situation confronting you, I not only release you from your contract, as I have done at seyeral other points affect ed by the storm, but am sending Dr. Paul Johnson, one of the best known young physicians of this city, for the purpose of placing his services at the fers employment to those who need i r Abemethy spent the it as a result of the flood, and gives with his family in Hickory. them the opportunity to help them selves, but it will also result some good road work in McDowell at the expense of the government, and this will help all of us. Large forces of hands were plac ed on the roadi^ in Marion town- week-end | storm. Dr. Johnson is a splendid Chris tian gentleman of the very highest Ben Seals has returned to Gastonia 1 standing among the medical fraternity after spending a few days here with homefolks. Misses Pink and Kary Tate spent last Thursday in Glen Alpine. Troops in Ail Mobilization Campa Will Move Toward Mexico— Total Troops 175,000. WMhin«t0ft—Ail th« National Oitar4 wbMm Inxduded in PrMidoxt WUaoi^ call on June 18. not yet on the M«|( can border were Ofrd«red ^ere by tM wmr depMtment. B«tir«eii 20.000 and 25.000 adfditioiif •2 troops thus wlU be added to border force. i^uards will number ai>proxii]i«Aiy 125,(^ the total of all troopa on the boi^«r ^ in Mexico will be 175,000. Secretary Baker made a formal aa-^ aouncement that the tnoop more* ment had nothing whatever to do with the Mexican situation ma such and w«s soleily to relienre thousands of troopfl now held in mobilization camps only because they lack a few recruits to bring units up to fixed minimum strength. The order sends .the troops from Kentucky, Ohio and Vermont to Che border as soon as transportation oea. be arranged for them and will move all the others including those from Nortb Carolina as soon €us they are piroperly equipped. War department ofPidnls decided on their action because the troops are restive In camp and there seemed to be no stimulus to recruiting while there was no prospect of more- ment to the border. They now expect most of the regiments will be filled be fore the troops leave. DYSARTVILLE Dysartsville, Aug. 14.—Miss Irene - 1 X- iDysart and her brother, Carroll, of ship yesterday and other sections will be given immediate attention. Miss., Government Funds for Road Work, Gov. Craig, members of the ex ecutive committee for the relief of of Washington. It is because of his ex perience under conditions somewhat similar to those now confronting your people that I have felt I wanted to send him to you, knowing he will be most | willing to co-operate with such state and local forces as may be already at work in your community, or to take the lead if the demands on your State Board of Health has been such as to prevent it from rendering all the assistance TOXAWAY DAM GONE; FLOOD SWEEPS VALLEY. J. B. Cowan of Water Valley, is visiting homefolks here. Mrs. Charles Kirksey of Morganton j necessary because of the wide exlent o{ is yisiting her mother, Mrs. Joanna area coyered by the storm Landis I am sending Dr. Johnson entirely at Mrs.. E. G. Dysart oi)ened school at my own expense, and he will under no flood sufferers and representatives I Cowan School last Monday. A very circumstances accept any compensation of the counties in which there was good enrollment was reported for the whatsoever for his services held an im- first week. Miss Mamie Goforth also When conditions were favorable, your opened school at Macedonia on the 7th. people were kind enough to enter into J. L. Spratt made a business trip to business relations with me. Now that Nebo last week. the sitaation has been changed, I want Dewey Long and two sisters, Misses to assure you of my desiie to share at Mary and Sarah, of Bostic spent the least to some extent in bearing the bur- week-end with Miss Lillie Landis. den of the general misfortune Mihh Maggie Taylor of Nebo spent With sincere good wishes, I am last week with her grandmother, Mrs. W. L. Radcliffe Harriet Taylor. Mr. Johnston Spent several days MiM Lonnie Snipes of HOTmony^Grovej^g^^jj^^ in conjunction , . , , with local nhysicians. Mr. Rad- last week. ' James C. Goforth opened school at Sandy Flat to-day. great flood damage, portant conference in Raleigh Fri day, during which the Governor j named one member each for the county committees on relief, through which the general com mittee will act in the distribution of relief funds, and the conference heard a general statement from Major Youngberg, representing | was the guest of Miss Willie Jarrett ] the War Department, in the mat ter of the plan for distribution of j the relief fund in this State by the Federal government. Mr. J. W. Pless was named a cliffe’s kindness in sending here was much appreciated. him HARMONY GROVE Hannony Grove, Aug. 14.—Mr. and member of the committee for Me-1 Mrs. Elbert Simmons and little daugh ter were tKe smests of the former’s Death of Mrs. John Nesbitt. Edneyvilie^ Aug. 9.—Mrs. John 550 Acres of Water is Released Into Fertile South CaroHna Valley. Asheville.—The great dam at Lake Toxaway, 50 feet high, 400 feet in width and holding back waters that covered 550 acres of land in the Toxa- fray region, 38 miles from this city, crumpled and went out with a roar at 7:10 o’clock Sunday night, and at mid night the waters thus released were rushing down the Keowee River valley toward South Carolina cities, thei^ path including Walhalla, Anderson, Pickens and Senecca. Warnings of flood danger were sent to all South Carolina points from this city and Greenville, S. C. According to long distance message from Toxaway, tl»e entire dam, built of earth and stone, seemed to melt be fore the rush of waters within a few minutes. The initial opening in the dam, caused, it is believed, by tho seeping of a natural spring at tha base, was not longer than a railwaiT coach. The dam, built In 1902, at a cost of $38,000, was constructed at a point where the hills are not more than 400 feet apart. The Toxaway country is known as the “beautiful sapphire sec tion” in tourist circles. The lake and the hotel, named after the section, were built in 1902 by a party of Pitts burg capitalists. Dowell. Majpr Youngberg explained to the conference the plan of giving aid to flood sufferers through wages for work in restoration of high ways. He stated that such relief is now available and that he rela- are Hannie Holler is yisiting tives here. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sisk of Marion were visitors here Sunday. Miss Beatrice Simmons of Marion will I spoilt the w^k-end with relatives here ... Charles Crawley is visiting relatives recognize the various committees Mrs. Cordie Pyatt was a visitor here Sunday. A ])rotracted meeting was begun here last Sunday. Indications are favorable for a succMsful meeting. that Governor Craig is creating, He assured the Governor that he is ready now to issue checks to these committees at once for as much as $1,000 to the county. After two days of conferences! Farmers’ Union Meeting Sept. 9. with the railroad managers and the The regular meeting of the McDoweU w... i.>«"« to bring about some form of set account of flood conditions, tlement of the differences which' —^ tain whether strike may yet oe | routine busm^^^^^^ avoided Weather Report. Thomas McGuire, Sergeant tJ. S Army, reports the temperature and rainfs^ at Marion station for the week as follows: Maximum, - - 91 degrees ]tfiniTnnm. - - 62 degrees Rain, - - • ^ inches Sunshine per cent - .57 gates will be elected to the State meet ing at Raleigh in November. B. F. CORPENING, Pres., C. M. Pool, Secretary. W. Nesbitt died at her home in mother, Mrs. Anna Simmons, last week. | Edneyville Saturday evening, July 29, at the age of 24 years. The decease was before her marriage Miss Eufoula Ledbetter of Dome, N. C. She was born and raised there, and had only been a resident of this place since December. She had been a member of the Baptist church at Broad River for the past ten years, and was well known and liked by all who knew her. She was a true Christian, kind neighbor, and a devoted wife. The deceased is survived by her husband, father, mother, three sisters and six brothers. [Mrs. Nesbitt was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Ledbetter of Broad River Township andja sister to W. O. and A. T. Ledbetter of Marion. She taught school in this county and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of her death.] SENATORS DELIBERATE ON $200,000,000 REVENUE BILL. Washington.—The importance of the| $200,000,000 revenue bill on which Senate Democrats devoted many houra; of deliberation in caucus, is being im-. pressed upon leaders by the fact that* apprropriations of the session now nearing completion records. According to a report made by the Pension office there are 3,144 North Carolinians on the pension roll, who receive $705,013 per an num. Attorney R. L. Huffman of Mdr- ganton announces his candidacy to succeed the late Thomas M. New land of Lenoir as solicitor of the Sixteenth judicial district. have broke all FUGITIVES TELL OF ROBBERY IN MEXICO. Laredo, Texas.—Walter Hitt and his'^on, members of the Chamal Col-' Dny in Mexico arrived and told stories of mistreatment and robbery. They, wid the remaining members of the colony would return to the United States when the weather permitted. ALLIES ADVANCE BY HARD FIGHTING IN SOMME REGION.' London. — Hard fighting in the Bomme region of France in Galicia Itnd in the Italian theater, with further gains for the Entente Allies in all three regions, marked the operations of the past few days. Northwest of| Poderes, north of the Somme, the, British made advaace of from 300 toi 100 yards over a froirt of nearly a milei ifftinst the Germans and also captor-: sd trenches on the plateau northweit; of Baientinle-Petit. ili

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