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The news-record. (Marshall, Madison Co., N.C.) 1911-current, June 15, 1923, Image 1

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1 04 44444444 4444444444444 I AN X MARK HERE ' ? Means that yonr sob- ' J scription has expired. 99909999990999999999 Madison County Record .ulihd Jua. It, ItOl French Broad News K.Ubltih.d M1 It, 10T Jiiiie cord CORSOLIDATSD HOV. I, IWt 99999999999999999909 THE ONLYj NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED IN MADISON COUNTY VOL XXI MARSHALL MADISON COUNTY, N. C FRIDAY, JUNE, 15th, 1923. No 23 News -Me "'"iM'nyV'' Two Good Sheriffs Our former Sheriff J. J. Bail ey and present Sheriff R. R Ramsey are two men that not only the good people of Madi- ' son County note for their good Record as discharging their du ties as officers and especially in , going after the boot-leggers and blockade stills. But the surrounding Counties the offi cers and good Citizens of these places are pleased to. see and to know what our officers are do ing. Some our good citizens did not want to give Mr. Bajley up as Sheriff asked him to make another race, or to say he would except the Sheriff's place ano ther term Mr. Baily refused. Mr. R. R Ramsey was nominat ed and elected as our Sheriff, it was said by some few Ramsey will not go after Boot Leggers and Blockade stills as Sheriff Bailey did. The Mr. Ramsey . was widely known throughout Madison County as a cattle buyer and has been for several years, also road commissioner and had so conducted him-self that all the best Citizens placed great confidence in him and now to those who have been noteing after Sheriff Ramsey we find that he is making one of the best officers Madison has ever had. He has gone into the "'darkest places" and on the -mountain -aides aid - carried out on his back some of the largest stills that has ever been brought to Marshall. He has went deep enough that where it has been reported to him that blockade -' limtnr was hid in the tfrnnnd'hfi has dug it up out of the ground multiplied gallons finding it in jugs he broke them, finding it in fruit jars he would pour it into the creek leaving the fruit jars with the mothers . of the homes advising them ta use them for better purposes also advised those in which he taken into custody to quit and Go his way and sin no more These are un-disputed facts Should not ever godd citizen get behind our Sheriff. A Subscriber. WANTED Good cook. Best wage to right party. Rector Hotel, Marshall, N. C. Wishes to announce to the people of their town and county that they have opened a General Dry Goods Store in theVorley Building between Post Office and the Madison . Hardware Co. at Marshall and wish to,extend a cordial invitation to everybody in and out of town to visit their store and inspect their. New and Up-to-date Line of Merchandise which they have bought RIGHT and expect to sell RIGHT. V ' Rev. Elijah Allison, North Carolina Ddster, Dies After IWzi World's Record Bringing Ken Into Church. Greensboro, June 9. The man who held the world's record for number of baptisms was a North Carolinian baptizing thousands of persons, doing, his work in most of the states' of the Union, but more especially in North Carolina and Tennessee He re cently died, at his home near Bre vard, after 66 years in the active ministry of the Baptist church. In the course of that ministry he baptised 5.523 persons. Elijah Allison was the name of this indomitable soldier of the cross, who heard the call early and worked unceasingly in his master's vineyard. H e joined Little River Church, near Bre vard at the age of 12, and at 17 was ordained minister. Then for the long years, until he died at S3 he went about His Master's business, his work finally ending at the same little church which he had joined as a boy. One of the last persons he bap tized was a grandceild of his. "It always did him good to see one of his decide to do right " is the way his son, S. F. Allison, of Bre vard, expressed it Where there were but two or three gathered together was suf ficient for this fine olu -lie organized a church at Del Rro Tenn , with just three members. That was enough. The fire was there. He put his great force into the work. This man of God had much to do: he was always busy, but he had one trait that so many busy men lack he was lovable, be loved , He was not too buisy to win hearts He served no great city churches, with large congre gations: where he went the po pulation was scanty, but in spite of that he found a rich harvest, made a rich harvest He preach ed. He converted He baptized. He had a passion for the Lord's work. He never tired. The Ci tizen. Ice Cream Supper to be given at Antioe Church Saturday night, June 16, for the benefit of the church. Tickets, 15 cents 2 for 25. Af.FJ ODNGE.MENT THE MGORE-D AVIS, STUART CO., Inc. MOORE ! BETSY ROSS Revolutionary War Film Of Love And Romance. A Truly Great Picture Will be given at the City Hall on Friday night You can not afford to miss it, for, in addition to the fact that it is a his torical film, dealing with the fundamental facts of American History the making of the Stars and Strips, etc , it is also in teresting and thrilling from first to Jast. In brief, the story is as follows:- Betsy Ross was a quaker maid, disappointed in love, who married John Ross to please her father; She soon lost her hus band in the cause of liberty, but conducted an, upholstery es tablishment on Arch Street, Philadelphia, so well as to attract the attention of General Washington, who entrusted her with the making of the first American Flag. During its construction the General detailed as guard to the Widow Ross, no other than her former lover, a man serving under an assumed name to con ceal from the world a murder that he had supposed he had committed. The guard was greatly surprised to find Betsy har boring the man he supposed he had killed, a British . sympathi zer, and caused his arrest as a spy. The supposed spy, how ever proved to be the husband of Bety's sister and established his innocence after narrowly escaping the firing squad. The last scene, in which Betsy Ross is seen driving fur iously to the rescue and arriving just as the man was about to be shot, is thrilling to the last degree. City Hall-Friday Night . This is a special production and will probably be the last Picture that we shall give for a month at least. The CrowderFami ly "Lives At Home' Last week the Messenger told of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Crowder of the Pre skitt community west of town. This little news item assumes more than usual interest when it is known that the new boy was the rodrteenth child born to Mr. and Mrs. Crowder and thereby hangs a tale, the telling of which will read like a fairy story to many who have undergone the struggle of existence while try ing to rear a large family. In 1907 Mr. and Mrs. Crowder, with seven children, moved to Wise county from North Carolina settling in the Preskitt communi ty. For several years Mr. Crow der rented or worked on the hal ves, later buying a hundred acre farm near Preskitt school house. The farm had been worn out and washed away, and for years had not produced enough to furnish : S - DAVIS, STUART DICK MOORE. ' GARFIELD DAVIS. CARL STUART. a living for those who inhabited it. The casual observer who not ed the buying of the place had no thought but that the Crowder family would starve out and lea rn as. other a had done, But these observers had not figured on this North Carolinian they did not know the stuff he was made of. The Crowders came from a country where care, skill and energy were necessary to make a success of farming, and they brought to Wise county those characteristics and methods which have made the old eastern states bloom for centuries past. Mr. Crowder at once began im provements on his place, build ing up the land with fertilizer, terracing the washed hill-sides and using those many scientific methods by which a farm may be brought back to life and fer tility. Berry vines were planted on the terraces, which helped to hold, them in place while the proceeds of t h e vines proved profitable to the family. Last year Mr. Crowder sold $346 worth of berries from the terrace vines. ' S ' They are factory agents for the Fanious SELZ ROYAL BLUE SHOES for Men. Women and Children, and believe that ; "There'd'be but one Shoe if every-one knew "SELZ". Yiit this store and experience some of that Good Old time treat ment, that will make you think that tyou are at tending a family reunion, f These Boys are going to SERVE you and SERVE you Right. The cows, hens and hogs were all made to bear their part in making a living for the family, while the farm crops were di versified intelligently in order to keep ud the average of produc tion. And 'now, at the birth of the fourteenth child, this splen did ramilyjowns the farm, is out of debt is living well and all are happy in the performing of the necessary tasks of daily life. The historp of this family dur ing the past sixteen years in Wise county is a valuable object lesson to those who complain at conditions and balk at obstaches which seem unsurmountable. The? task performed by these people would halt many a soul in its struggle for existence, and has caused many families to quit the farm and move to town where living conditions are even worse than on the farm. There are a few characteris tics of Mr. and Mrs. Crowder which are worthy of note as we tell of their success. . Mr. Crow der possesses a congenial, opti mistic disposition. Bene ver grumbles at adverse conditions, but learns a lesson from each misfortune. Steady application of intelligent energy has aided him in his efforts. He has al ways been anxious to learn and is ready to take instruction as to methods and performance. When the demonstration agent was in stalled in the county, he . was among the first to take up the plansHf or modern farming, along scientific lines, and it is by those methods that he has been able to transform his farm from red clay hills to fertile lands. Mr. and Mrs. Crowder are devout chris tians and have reared their large family in the fear and admoni tion of the Lord, with the result that every child is an active wor ker in the church.- Mrs. Crow der has done her share in bring ing peace and plenty to the house hold, and her gentle, yet firm, life of devotion and service has had the greater influence upon the members of the family. With such an help mate to aid and en courage, is it any wonder that Mr. Crowder has been able to carry on in the face of many tasks and burdens? Of the fourteen children born to Mr. and Mrs. Crowder, one has died since the family moved to Wise county. Thl two older girls CO,, Inc. ' . . Rev. George G. Reeves. Rev. George G. Reeves of Waterville Maine, came to' Wal nut Wednesday, June 6th "to-see his '.Mother, who has been ill. He returned North Wednesday June 13th, but will come back to Madison County the latter part of this month with his fami ly to spend their vacation of a month or two. Miss Hazelton, who was taken to the hospital some three weeks ago is back in Marshall agaii, but not yet able to be out. How ever we hope she will soon be strong. j have married and are .rearing families of their own. They are Mrs? Earl Need and Mrs. Jonah Collins. Two other daughters, Misses Mitron and Dyora, are successful teachers of the county and will leave soon to attend Den ton State Normal College, taking with them a younger sister. EU even children remain in the ho usehold, and these are being educated and trained to lives of usefulness. .. t Thfe Crowder home is nojted for its hospitality, and the visi tor is impreesed with the air of welcome as he enters the home; and he is also positive of the fact that 'living at home" has been the motto of theTwusehold as' he. . sits down to the sumptuous re past so tastefully prepared -by Mrs.'Crowder and her daughters. Home conditions seem ideal ,as one notes the filial love displayed by the children and the peace and harmony prevailing among the whole family. The family has learned well that faith, hope and charity are the greatest qualities of life: and that honest effort without complaint will win in the end. .,, . ' Messenger wishes to add a word of - congratulations to the Crowder family upon their suc cess. ' A glimpse at such an Am erican home is refreshing in this time of complaint and the cry of "hard times." Upon ' such ; bul' warks is built the foundation of a nation, and under such tutelage and care is brought up those splendid characters that make a nation great. , im

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