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THE ONLY NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN MADISON COUNTY
MARSHALL, MADISON COUNTY, N. C. FRIDAY, JUNE, 8th, 1923!
JUDITH OF BETHULIA
S Stirring Motion Picture Religious
I Drama Of Ancient Times Directed
By That Greatest Of Directors
; D. W. Griffith;
Baptist Church Friday Night.
j This intensity dramatic feature fakes its name from
trious woman by whose fortitude and prayers the Children
were preserved from the destruction threatened by
One of the oldest of the few streets of the town of Marshall but one
of the necessary ones for it for many years connected the south side of the
county with the town proper. Then when the Cotton Mill was built it be
came more than ever necessary for the business section of the town It led
out to Sky land and Sandy Mush and the Little pine district Before the
bridge near the sectioiyof the center of the town was built all the. farmers
of these sections came into town that way.
' It was at one time that the railroad depot might be built oh the cor
nar lot that even unto this day is vacant but it failed Bridge Street even
' today has its Share of traffic Tut because of the steep hill on the other side
of the river most of the travel is by the other bridge. The bridge which
gave the name of the street was washed away in the flood' of 1916 and a
hew structure has taken its place. In the picture which is shown this week
the mill appears in the distance.-On, the side of the street the business build
ing are stilt there except that the one nearest the bridge has given away to
the ware house that was occupied by the wholesale house. " At the time the
picture was taken McLendon and Morrow carried on a Supply house for
lumber and household fixtures. It is well for us once in a while look back
on the Marshall that was. '
I Characters and scenes arc taken from the Apocrypha and the poem of
8 (Thomas Bailey Aldrich entitled "Judith and Holoferenes". It je divid-
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eiJ into three great parts The iowcr Tne Assyrian Camp And I he
Flight. . ' . . ,
The opening scenes take? one into the Holy Land with its beau
tiful views of women drawing water ftt the wells. The touching episode
of Nainii and her beloved Nathan, and of the beautiful Judith in ber
tower, give the atmosphere of the East. The coming oLthe Assyrian
hordes, "like the wolf on the fold," thrills one with the sense of im
pending disaster. The mighty men of battle, with their pikeB and ja
velins, the arches and slinger the horse and chariots, s A oop down up
on the water carries: After the opening battle, Holferenes, the leader
sent by Nebuchadenczzar, lays seigo to the city. They stormed the
city wall with all the zeal of conquering warriors. When the city
seems doomed to fall, Judith, inspired by her visions, goes to Holf
erenes, I, Her beauty trained her admittance to the king. By her ever
wiles, she entrances Holferenes, wfio gives her a finely appointed tent
and the freedom of the camp At lenther he falls a victim to the
wine cup. Judith is shown in her great emotional struggle, but
'chooses to share the afflictions of her people rather to enjoy the
pleasures of sin for a season.
A truly great picture such as seldom is produced one that is
not forgotten easily, and in which Dorothy Gish takes a prominent
part. Admission will bo FREE, but a silver offering will be taken up
to meet expenses. We are doing our best to minister to. the social
Lneeda, as well as the spiritual ones, of our town. If you are with ua
snow it uy coming out f riuay wgni, auu at wic same finie enjoy a
pleasant evening and. be thrilled by a truly great Motion Picture. r
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One Dead One In
Jail, Result Of
When they arrived at the home
of the daughter, she is reported
to have told them that her fa
ther had lert f6r parts unknown,
but intended to give himself up
in a day or two. Officers made a
' ' search of the immediate neigh
Sheriff's Forces Are Search-lborhood buuouid not locate the
' Ing For John E. Anderson, ! alleged slayers- ':
' hWaidkA CHvai An hour after the shooting, the
, Aiiegea siayer. y body wa3 pIaced in ambu,
. lance of Hare and Reynolds, local
Eli jah Gentry, age 22, is dead, I undertakers, and brought to the
Nora Burrell held in the Bun-lcy- The corer ordered an in"
combe County jail as a material 'quest for 10p o'clock this morn-
. witness, while members of .the
Sheriffs department are "search
ing in several sections' of the
' County for the .whereabouts of
, -John Erwin Anderson age 4, as
i . g result of a shooting 'affair -ab-"out
2:30 o'clock Sunday morning
'" on the main road to Marshall at
r k point about 11 miles f rbn Ashe
ville. . "'':) (''" :". .'
? Although Anderson vhad not
been located at - an early hour
- ' this morning, friends of his in-
. 'formed the Sheriff that they 'had
. iseen him and that hewasprepar
' Mng to give himself up some time
: today. These f riends told Depu
ty Sheriff H T. Dillingham who
investigated the tragedy, t h a t
. . Anderson shot in self-defense.
- iThe Deputy Sheriff was infof rried
that Anderson is preparing , to
pl ' secure the services of an attor-
' ney and put up a fight for his ac
f v " J.quital . - ...
' ; , , Meagre details of a former love
affair between Anderson and the
- Burrell woman were gathered by
? the investigating ; officers." An-
. ' derson is a widower and has five
i - childron'inarried .:daaghter
lives at Skyland and the omcers
traced Anderson from the scene
if the killing to West Asheville,
Asheville and thence to Skyland.
ing at a local chapel. It. was re
ported that the deceased was
shot through, the heart, the bul
let enterning from the back.
According to Deputy Sheriff
Dillingham, the woman upon be-1
ing placed in jail,' informed him
that she was formerly a sweet
heart of Anderson's, but t h a t
they had "broken off' Anally ab
out two months ago.".' The Bur
rell woman, Anderson anif Gen
try are former residents 'of :M a
dison County. Anderson isa car
penter by trade ' and for some
time has been employed in a lo
cal furniture plant. Gentry was
reared on a farm in Madison
AU PERSONS are hereby no
tified not to Jake my children
out drivmg in. any -automobile,
without my permission un d e r
penalty of the law.
. S..T. MOODV,
GIRLS Who Are Going To At
tend The Summer School at Mar
shall can obtain room apd board
with Mrs. J. N. WEST. 5 4-to 5-2-,5-23
P. ' . ; '
Death of Mr. James
B. Henjsley :
On the morning of Saturday
May 26, 1923, Mr James B Hens
ley passed through the gate to
take up Eternity on the other
side. ; -v v:: '
- Mr. Hensley was born in Madi
aon County, near Mars Hill He
moved to Flag Pond, Unicoi
County, Tenn., during" the Civil
War and was deputy sheriff at
that place. However, he moved
back to Madison 2 County feooti
and has lived in said County ever
since t - '
He would have been 85 years
old in October. Mr Hensley has
been in poor health for some
time and Jiis. death was not 'all
v Funeral services were held at
the house and was conducted by
Rev. Mr . Evans. Then the Masons,
took charge and concluded ':. the
services at the cemetery, - J
I Members of , the frmily from
Asheville' present, -were: : Mrs.'i
Logan r and family, Miss Hattie
Rollins and Mr. Tom Rollins!- '-
Mr. Hensley leaves to mourn
his going besides bis many friends
two daughters MrsLawson from
Johnson City and Mrs. , Mallisia
THE ETERNAL CITY-THAT QF
THE SEVEN GREAT HILLS--!
ROME. Italy. '
In Pictures at Baptist Church,
Sunday Niht. J
For both historic and religious reasons, Rome, for centuries
to come, will continue to be one of the great tourist centers . of
the world, for the ruins of its ancient grandeur ,tell a tale of .
which men will never tire, ' while , the splendid , triumphs of
architecture upon the foundations of many of these ruins bear
inipressive testimony to the self-renewing power of-humanife.
1 It was in ROME also that the great Apostle PAUL did a
mighty work, bringing the Gospel of Our blessed : LORD to the
attention of even the members of Caesar's Household.
. We have sent for two reels of the best kind at a UaytleM
entitled-"THE RUINS OF ANCIENT HOME and A WAl&
THROUGH ROME," for use in connection with; ou Mgsiar
service on Sunday night You cannot affod to miss it.
. 'THE GOD OF THE BIBLE SERMON fO. TWO," will
he the subject of the Gospel Message. ; y V .
' 'At the morning service we will take up the following line
of thought -' "GOD'S TESTIMONY TO JESUS CHRIST." If
yb'uvish to be rooted and grounded in the faith once and for all
delivered to the saints you are cordially invited to be present .
at this service for we really .believe that you will find it to -be
"Faith Strengthening One, from Beginning to End." Will do -our
best to make it so at any rate. ' .-
- Oh, yes, and on Sunday night, before we forget, it, we wish '
t say. that, in a little prelude, we will make answer to some
statements made by the speaker at the recent graduating exer
cises at the Court House, our subject being just three words, -vizi'CUSSING
rYANK-SLANG:' You are invited, and
we really wish that it, were possible for the one who,. gave the
graduating address to be present also. ; But it were possible for '
the one' who gave the graduating address to be present also.
But then he will know all about it, for there are those "here who
Will tell him, and we really hope that they will. Those who
graduated are especially invited to be present. " , ,.? ::;
"JUDITH OF BETHULIA," is the title of one ofhe very,
best photodramas of ancient times. ' It has to do with- religion
and everyday life. It is stirring to the last degree. Great bat
Ramsey six:: grand children and J tie s c e n e s-s p i d i e r s -archers-rChariots - slingern a ja d
6ne great grand child. Mr, Hen
ley had two sons who preceded
htm to 'the "great Beyond. i
' '..Mr. Hensley's funeral w a s
largely attended. He was buried
in his private cemetery, near the
town cemetery. ; :'
I ThelNews-Record extends sym
pathy to the sorrowing ones. ' .
;oa hhcumatism HinHKY ans awoof
mighty men of battle in; general take an important part in this
eight reel production by thatmaster artist D. W. Griffith..
: :L.lt will be given at our church on Friday night, June the
Eighth. Admission will be free, but a silver, offering , will be
taken from everyone to meet expense If more than to meet'
expenses is taken in it will go to provide free films for our Sun ?
day evening services. . If you are for us ;believe in U3 -want
to encourage us and are ;of the opinion that we ari on the right
track hVendeavoring to provide good, clean and wholesome en
tertainment for all, be present Friday night. ; '
; Thankirlg you again for your past heaity support -hoping
to see you Friday night and Sunday, and with every good wish
in the world, to those Who do not likcme as wellas : to those
who do, I remain, as ever;-, . Your old Friend,
;; EVAN RIDGE EVANS.'
Mrs. Swann Dies
At Home On
II! Several Weeks .Survived Ty
Husband and One Son I'ujieral .
Mrs. J.'R '$wann, 67; -idied at
her home, 271 Montfofd Aveni e,
IdRt night at 9:4.rv o'clock," after on
illness of' several - wci ks. land w as
surrounded by ! members. f h e r
family at the time of her dculh. .
Mrs. Swann was the wifa of J.
R. Swann, of the Swnw -Motor
Company, and .'was-widely known
in Asheville. : '. .
Survivors afe her hu'shatMl o n e '
son, J. R. Swann; Jr., and W. C.
Uritton of Nashville, Tennessee.
Funeral services are being arrang
ed. - . ' : -
The. many friends of Mrs. Swatin
were sorry, indeed, when News carne
to Marshall that , she had - passed
away. Mr. and Mrs. Swann and
Jack Swann Jr., hai'c becnj greally
missea since iney. icu ftiarun, to
take up their residence in ,Ash
ville. They were always interest -
ed in thev well-fare of the.!people
and town in general. They were
very active in Church work,, hay
ing been a member of the. Metho
dist Church for a number ofyycars,
and w e r e greatly piissed by the
people. News Record and the many
friends of : Mr. ,Swann and Jack
thy.4 r ; .;
Hotel for , Marshall
The News-Record has insistent
ly asked that some one with caDi-
tal should erect a good tourist
hotel where those who wish to
spend some- time in the! cool
breezes of the" mountains .might
come and while aw&y ,the hot
months, . There are many, sites
where these might be placed.
The Mashburn field on the 'other
side of the river ..would be an
ideal place and would be of easy
access from the town by road
that could be built from thfe road
that leads to Asheville. Thfeh the
hill back of the town readieg up
from the railroad would- be a
fine place. The hill above, the
school house would also,, open a
fine view "for thev people "who
might come There are beauti
falridts eut from the.' town ; In
the direction of Laurel and to
warl the: Asheville .section . There
are hill galore for. the gues-. to
climb and a river 'whe" they
could while away the tirnVv'fish-
ing. There could easy lenolifch be
gotten up A company of one jhur.
dreti thousand dollars and . a ho-
iei duih inai wouiu sausiy . me
most exigent of Visitow. One of
the hotel men 6f the 'towh ?who
knows the requirementsoft the
tourist, has said. that. it, w,puld be
a great money maker a(opA
that many would frequent yery
year. The pebpie;, are reajjr to'
pay what is asked if ttfek gt t
what "they : want? "MarsKalJ f
few other 'town's? 'can giye' jvhafc
is asked ; jb .everything is 'heie
that is to be desired. Alf ifiat s! .
lacking is gcnie;"'-orief.''or.:!a;.!Tpom-'.
pany of men to form .a st6ckv;or: M
piny and build' the ' tioieEf We!
are sure that it 1ouM ptJWV'-'
hotels Of AsheviHe are Increasing,.,
in number and ail are ; nTakinif
mdney." Why shujd"' nof Mar-"
shall have a part of 'this,' T h 6
requests for boarding p l a'ce iv
show that 'men' and woraehVknow.
of, Marshall 'eMl its "beauty of
surroundings and- would c6mb to
us had we the facilities for the
accommodatibn6f the guests? A
liye idea. ; It 6ny lack's somisVna
to take it up. ' ,
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