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A WEEXLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N. C., THURSDAY, NOV. 30, 1916.
VOL. XXI—NO. 14
TEW PASTOR FOR MARION
Pev. J. R. Scroggs Succeeds Rev.
L D. Thompson—Rev. Parker
Holmes is the Presiding Elder.
Many surprises were afforded
lihe Western North Carolina con
ference of the Methodist Eoiscopal
church, south, at the final session
of the conference at Gastonia Mon-
“day night when Bishop Kilgo read'
the appointments for the coming
year. Marion was particularly af
fected by the changes, losing its
t>residing elder, Rev. J. E, Gay,
and two ministers.
Rev. L. D. Thomoson, who has
been pastor of the Marion. Metho
dist church for the past three years,
^oes to Broad Street church, States
ville, and Ref. J. R. Scroggs, pre-
•sidinsr elder of the Shelby district,
succeeds him. Rev. Parker Holmes
is the new presiding elder of this
district, and Rev. J. E. Gay goes
to Central Church, Albemarle.
Rev. M. W. Mann goes to Spruce
Pine, and Elmer Simpson has been
assigned to the Hickory circuit.
The appointments for this dis
Presiding elder, Parker Holmes.
Bakersville, W. J. Hackney,
supply; Bald Creek, John S. Mitch
ell, supply; Broad River, C. C.
Totherow, supply; Burnsville, M
T. Smathers; Chimney Rock, V.
Butler^ supply; Cliffside, H. L.
Powell; Connelly Springs and Ruth
erford College, B. Wilson; Enola,
S. P. Maulden; Forest City, J. A
Bowles; Green River, J. M. Bar
ber; Henrietta-Caroleen, M. B
31egg; Marion station, J., R.
Scroggs; Marion circuit, J. P.
Morris; Marion Mills, E, L. Kirk;
McDowell, J. A. Fry; Micaviile
li. D. Gillespie, supply; Morgan
ton station, E. E. Williamson,
Morganton circuit, A. C. Swaf
ford; Old Fort, R. F. Mock; Ruth-
«rfordton, T. C. Jordan; SpenCer
Mill, J. B. Caroenter; Spruce Pine,
* M. W. Mann; Table Rock, J. B.
Taborr; Thermal City, M. W.
Heckard, supply; professor in
Rutherford college, W. T. Uary;
student Trinity college, T. E. Hig
gins; Bald Creek quarterly con
Conference will meet in Ashe
ville next year.
Local Marksman Bound for Haiti.
By hitting the bulls eye with un
erring skill from the standing,
kneeling or sitting position, Ed
ward L. Steele, of Marion, has be
came a marksman in the United
States Marine corps, according to
an oflScial report from the State
Rifle Range at Jacksonville, Fla
Mr. Steele, who is a cousin of
James Finfey of this place, enlist
ed in the United States Marine
corps at its Springfield recruiting
station on July 20, 1916, and he is
now speeding southward on the
U. S. cruiser Hancock to join the
newly established American pro
tectorate in the little Republic of
The young man has made re
markable progress while ^ith the
soldiers of the sea. He became
marksman by making a splendid
score at “slow and rapid” fire
gaining the badge of markmanship
and an increase of pay.
Rev. John Greenlee, of Studley,
Va., was a visitor here last week.
Prizes for Apple Show at Marion
Owing to the fact that Mr. E. S.
Millsaps could not be present on
December 2, the date for the ap
ple show here has been changed to
Thursday, December 7, at 10 a. m.
Tell your neighbor of the change
of date and send this clipping to
ydur teacher to announce the new,
date of the mating. Mr. Millsaps
is especially interested in organiz
ing a farm loan association and
since this is of importance to every
one in the county a large crowd is
At every fair and show some one
says, “Why, I had better than
that.” Let’s net have that happen
December 7. Be a sport and bring
along the best you have. Then you
will want to see the McDowell
county apples that are now selling
on the market at $1.75 per bushel.
Fact. Come and see.
Mr. H. Field of Taylors
ville, who has been very success
ful with evaporated apples, win
ning first prize at the Raleigh fair,
will be present and tell how it is
Following is the premium list,
most of the prizes to be in mer
Best collection four varieties of
apples consisting of one bushel or
box and a plate of each, first prize
$10.00, second prizo $7.50, third
prize $5.00 Stetson hat.
The following prizes will be
given for plate exhibits, each plate
to consist of five apples:
Winesap — First prize, $2.00;
second, $1.50; third, $1.00; fourth,
Limbertwig—First prize, $2.00;
second, $1.50; third, $1.00; fourth,
Stayman — First prize, $1.25;
Camack or Spitzbergen—First
prize, $1.00; second, 50c.
Dula Beauty—First prize, $1.00;
MammQth Black Twig — First
prize, $1.00; second, 50c.
DECIDES AGAINST BRITT
Judge Adams Dismisses Case A-
gainst Buncombe Election
Asheville Citizen, 28tb.
^or lack of jurisdiction. Judge
W. J. Adams in Superior court
yesterday afternoon dismissed the
writ of alternative mandamus suit
brought by Congressman James J.
Britt against the Buncombe county
canvassing board and wi*l consider
a motion for an injunction against
the secretary of state and state
board of canvassers enjoining them
from certifying to the election of
Zebu Ion Weaver as representative
from the Tfenth congressional dis
trict. Counsel for Mr. Britt im
mediately gave notice of appeal to
the state Supreme court.
Judge Adams asked counsel for
Mr. Britt to prepare the affidavits
upon which the petition for an in
junction is to be based. Judge
Adams will probably consider these
affidavits today. The effect of the
injunction, if granted, will be to
maintain the present situation in
the controversy until the state Su
preme court can pass upon its
PROTOCOL PROVIDING FOR CON
DITIONAL WITHDRAWAL OF
SOLDIERS Fr6m MEXICO.
JOINT COMMISSION SIGNS
Mexican Commissioner Leaves at
Once With Copy to Obtain Approval
of General Carranza to Terms.—
Other Problems to B« Discussed.
Other varieties, $1.00, and|50c.
The following prizes are offered
to the ladies:
Best pound unbleached dried ap
pies, $2.00, $1.50, $1.00 and 50c;
evaporated apples, $1.50, 75c.
To be entered for a prize the
fruit must be grbwn in McDowell
county and exhibited by the grow
ers, other^Use the exhibit will be
thrown out. The perfect apple
should have a stem as it comes
from the tree and be sound and
free from cracks, wormholes, rots,
spots, bruises, and , blemishes.
Specimens should be nearly uni
form in size, shape and color. But
the perfect apple has not yet been
found. Select five of your best,
wrap them carefully to prevent
bruising, pocket them and bring
them to Marion Dec. 7.
Rev. T. G. Tate Installed Pastor.
Rev. T. G. Tate was intalled as
pastor of Unity, Castaetiia Grove
and Machpelah churches, in Gas
ton county, last Sunday by a com
mission appointed by King’s Moun
tain Prifebytery. Mr. Greenlee is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Tate
of Greenlee. He is a recent grad
uate of Union Theological semi
nary, Richmond, Va., and has been
acting as supply of these churches
for several months and has been
very much blessed in his work
there. He was ordained to the
gospel ministry at a recent meet
ing of his presbytery at Mt. Holly.
Renew your subscription to The
Progress promptly, please.
Wealthy New Yorker Buys Mt. Ida
—.Will Erect Summer Home.
Carroll Baldwin, a wealthy New
Yorker, and a majdrity stockholder
in the Marion and Clinchfield cot
ton mills of this place, has recent
ly purchased Mount Ida, a high
mountain nearby^ overlooking the
town, on which he expects to erect
a magnificent summer home. It is
understood that a fine automobile
highway will be constructed to the
top of this mountain. Mr. Bald
win will very probably develop
this property in a great many
ways, making this one of the most
beautiful estates in this section.
Home-Made Breakfast Food.
The wheat cereal breakfast food
that he was carrying home was
wrapped in nature’s own package.
In other words, it was as the All
wise Creator had msde it, and not
the pulped, Dowdered, bleached,
devitalized produc^hat comes from
a modern roller mill. “This whole
wheat,” he said, “wiH be washed
well and soaked over night, then
boiled for breakfast. It cost three
cents a pound and I am told it is
better than rice, which costs eight
cents now.” Right. Boiled whole
wheat properly chewed will make
much more and better blood, bone,
brain and brawn than rice as it
found on the market.
Nebo, Nov. 27.—There will be ser
vices at the Methodist church here on
Thanksgiving Day. Everybody is in
vited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hunter and
little daughter of Asheyille are visiting
the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
W. G. Hdnter.
Mrs. T. J. Gibbs of Marion spent the
^veek-end here with her daughter, Mrs,
J. M. Tyler
Born, to Mrs. and Mrs. R. V. Wilson,
November 19, a son.
G D. Taylor visited relatives at
Mrs. Kate Bowman of Collettsville is
spending a while here with her son,
W. J. Bowman.
Mis3 Madge Brown of Marion spent
Saturday and Sunday here with her
60ster, Miss Louise Brown.
Atlantic City, N. J.—protocol pro
viding for the conditional withdrawal
of the Am^ican troops now in Chi
huahua, Mexico, and for the militar
control of the border, but with th
supplemental stipulation that United
States troops shall be sent into Mex
ico in pursuit of bandits at any time
the American Government deems it
necessary was signed here by the
members of the Mexican-American
One copy was taken by Alberto J.
Pani, of the Mexican commission, who
left here for New York, whence he
will start Monday for Queretaro, to
submit it to General Carranza for ap
proval. The other copy will be de
livered to th€» American Government
by Secretary of the Interior Lane,
chairman of the American commis
sion, who left for Washington.
If the protocol is ratified by the
two Governments, the commission
will convene again «n December 8 to
resume the discussion of other ques
tions affacting the two countries, es
pecially those related to the protec
tion of life and proprty of Ameri
cans and other foreigners in Mexico,
ritiflcation by either Government
withheld the work of the confer
ence will be declared at an end.
Following is a paraphrase of the
First—The American troops
now in Chihuahua commanded by
Gen. John J. Pershing, shall be
withdrawn within 40 days ‘ from
the signing of the protocol by the
respective Governments provided
that within that time the condit
ions in that part of Mexico have
not become such as to endanger
the American border. In such
event the time shall be extended.
Second—The Mexican army
shall patrol the Mexican side of
the border and the American army
the American side but this shall
not preclude co-operation be
tween the two forces to preserve
peace upon the border.
Third—It shall be left to the
commanding officers of the ar
mies on the border of both Na
tions to enter into such arrange
ments for co-operation in opera
tions against bandits whenever
it is possible.
The right of the American Govern-
ment to send troops across the bor
der in pursuit of bandits was not in
corporated in the protocol, but was
made the subject of a supplemental
memorandum. The Mexicans bad
contended earnestly against signing
any agreement in which they appear
ed to sanction what they termed the
,violation of their National territory.
It wab the agreement of the Ameri
cans finally to content themselves
with stating the attitude of the United
States in a separate memorandum
that induced the Mexicans to sign
STATE NEWS OFTHEWEEK
Items Concerning Events of In
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
The Gastonia Ice Plant at Gas
tonia was practically destroyed by
fire Tuesday morning, with an esti
mated loss of $25,000, with no in
Edgar B. Moore, for several
years manager of the Selwyn hotel
in Charlotte, died suddenly Satur
day from the effects of a stroke of
Robert Sigmon, aged X? years«
was killed by a Southern Railway
freight traip at Hickory Monday
when the young man swung it to
“beat” a ride.
According to complete returns
just available, the Democrats lose
two seats in the State Senate for
the approaching session while the
complexion of the House remains
as it was in 1915. There will be
nine Republicans in the Senate and
twenty-one Republicans and one
Independent in the House.
After all this country may be
tioo big to buy.
An Interesting Legal Suit h Be
gun in Burke.
Hickory Record, 27th.
An interesting legal action, which
promises to be hard fought, was
instituted before the clerk of Burke
county superior court last week in
volving a guardian for Mr. Robert
Winkler, a prominent and wealthy
citizen of Bridgewater, and the
custody of his property. Mr. W.
E. Erwin of Morganton was ap-
pointed^guardian at the instance of
children of Mr. Winkler and has
demanded from Mr. W. Lyerly of
Hickory, agent for Mr. Winkler,
all the papers and other matters
and moneys belonging to the old
man. The money involved is
about $35,X)0. It is claimed by
the heirs that Mr. Winkler is not
of sound mind and not able to
manage his affairs.
Attorneys for Mr. Lyerly claim
that Mr. Erwin was appointed
guardian without due process of
law and for that reason are resist
ing the action of the court. It is
claimed that Mr. Erwin’s appoint
ment was made without the cus
tomary notice being served on Mr.
Winkler and that he was not given
an opportunity to be heard. Mr»
Lyerly as agent stands ready to
comply with the order of the court
the minute there is no qu^tion of
the legality of the guardian, his
BRITISH WARN SHIPS OF
PRESENCE OF SUBMARINES
NATIONS IN WAR WIRE BEST
WISHES TO PEACE LEAGUE.
Messages of Approval for Principle of
Organization From England, France
and Germany Read at Banquet.
New York.—Messages of good will
from the Chancellories of three of
Europe’s warring Powers were read
at a dinner given here by the League
to Enforce Peace. The -purpose of
banquet was to consider a program
for a permanent league of nations at
the close of the great conflict.
Approval of the principle proposed
was given by Aristide Briand,. Pre
mier of France; Chancellor von Beth-
mann Hollweg of Germany and Vis
count Grey, Great Britain’s foreign
New York.—^The British croiMr
Lancaster, frtationed 15 milee Bonttaf
east of Sandy Hook, Mat oat tiy
lees a general warning to all steuft*
ers flyihk the flags A tbe Bntente Al
lies to beware of German submarin^
on this side of the Aliaatic. The Lan*
caster directed the oommanders and
vessels to keep a sharp lookout for
underwater boa;ts. They were told to
show no more lights than were necea-
CALIFORNIA 18 8,778.
Sacremento, Cal. — President 'Wil
son’s plurality in California Is 3,773
votes according to semi-official flgurea
announced by Secretary of State Jor*
dan. The flgures include the vote of
a hitherto questioned precinct in
Orange county. The Presidents plu
rality represents the difference be
tween the vote of 466,289 for Francis
J. Heney, highest Democratic elector
and that of 462,516 for J. F. Carlstorm,
It is reported that the Colonel
has not said ‘*bully” since thei
night of the election.