A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 13. 1916.
VOL. XX—NO. 33
PRESBYTERY IN SESSION
Opened Tuesday Night With Large
Attendance—Rev. W. M. Siltes
Is Elected Moderator.
Concord Presbytery met in regu
lar session at the Presbyterian
church Tuesday night at 8 o’clock.
Pr. J. M. Grier, of Concord,
preached the opening sermon, and
was assisted in the service by Dr.
T. L. Lingle, of Davidson College.
Bev. W. M. Sikes, of Newton, was
elected moderator, and Rev. R. W.
Cuthbertson and Rev. F. A. Barnes
were elected assistant clerks. Rev.
E. D. Brown is the stated clerk.
The roll of the ministers and the
churches was called and nearly all
of the ministers and a large num
ber of the churches resoonded
This Presbytery is composed of
all the Presbyterian ministers and
a delegate from each of the church
es in Cabarrus, Rowan, Davie,
Caldwell, Iredell, Catawba, Alex
ander, Burke and McDowell coun
Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock
Rev. W. L. Walker, superintend
ent of the orphanage at Barium
Springs, addressed the Presbytery
in the interest of this institution
Following his address, Dr. W. J.
Martin, oresident of Davidson Col
lege, spoke in the interest of the
schools and colleges under the care
of this Presbytery. At 11 o’clock
Dr. C. M. Richards, pastor of the
church at Davidson College, preach
ed the sermon and the sacrament
of the Lord’s Supper was admin
istered. At the morning session
the various committees were ap
pointed to look after the business
of Presbytery. Wednesday night
is set apart for the consideration
of the home mission work of this
Presbytery. Dr. C. A. Munroe
of Hickory, will preside.
Quite a number of workers in
the Home Mission field are expect
ed to be oresent to address the
Presbytery concerning the work
that is now being done. These
meetings are all open to the public
and it is hoped that inany of our
citizens will avail theiaaselves of the
opportunity to hear these church
workers discuss the ways and means
of carrying on their work.
The local Presbyterian church
is sending up a very gratifying
report of the work done during
the past year. The membership
is now 209, twenty-nine of whom
are non-residents. During the
year there were added by examina
tion twenty-eight members, and by
letter fourteen, making a total ad
dition during the year of forty-two
new members. This church has
raised for all purposes the sum of
$2,484, being nearly $14.00 per
Following is the list of ministers
and delegates and the homes to
which they have been assigned:
Mrs. T. A. White, hostess—Rev*
C. A, Monroe and B. Caldwell J
Mrs. William Pratt—Rev. F. A.
Barnes and H. G. Tyson.
Mrs. E. F. Greenlee—Rev. C. T.
Squires and H. I. Woodhouse.
Mrs. J. A. Poteat—Rev. E. T.
Bradley and H. W. Parks.
Mrs. D. N. Lonon—Rev. J, W.
Lafferty and W. B. Green.
Mrs. W. B. Ratliffe—Rev. W.
T. Walker and J. H. Bell.
Mrs. W. C. Gray—Rev. J. H.
Brady and B. E. Arey.
Mrs. G. S. Kirby—Rev. R. W.
Cuthbertson and Dr. G. H. West.
Mrs. Geo. Gilkey—Rev. W. M.
Sikes and J. T. Harris.
Mrs. J. E. Neal—Rev. A. S.
Caldwell and Ovid Pullen.
Mrs. E. A. Neal—Rev. W. E.
West and J. A. Harris.
Mrs. G. B. Justice—Rev. C. M.
Richards and Dr. G. H. Brown.
Mrs. G. A. Banner—Rev. C. E.
Mrs. H. P. Keeter—Rev. H. M.
Parker and T. M. Phifer.
Mrs. Geo. I. White—Rev. H. F.
Beaty and J. L. Matheson.
Mrs, P. D. Sinclair—Rev. L. J.
Moore and T. L. Gaither.
Mrs. J. C. Story—Rev. Dugald
Munroe and Mr. King.
Mrs. J. E. Guy—Rev. C. T.
Heller and J. L. Turner.
Mrs. I. C. Griffin—Rev. Byron
Clark, Rev. W. L. Lingle, J. M.
Furr and J. W. Sloan.
Mrs. B. M. Steppe—J. O. Mower
and J. L. Ballard.
Mrs. E. H. House—Rev. Yan-
dell and Dr. McIntosh.
Mrs. P. A. Reid—Rev. J. Y.
Garth and G. W. Hall.
Mrs. J. Q. Gilkey—Rev. J. M
Grier and E. D. Brown.
Mrs. R. F. Barton--Rev. T. L.
Lingle and Dr. C. R. Harding.
Mrs. W. E. Landis—H. A. Tate.
Mrs. E. K. Hild-Rev. J. C.
Mrs. R. S. Clay—Rev. C. E.
Myers and J. P. Sherrill.
Mrs. W. A. Conley—Geo. W.
Mrs. Jno. W. Kirby—J. W.
Mrs. W. McD. Burgin—Rev.
J W. Moss and M. E. Whisnant.
Mrs. R. B. Laidlaw—Rev. S. H.
Hay and E. P. Guy.
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County—
Items About Home People.
Ashford, April 10.—The Clinchfield
Liime Works is progressing nicely. The
railroad is almost completed np to the
quarry. A dwelling house and oflce
combined has also just been finished,
which is occupied by W. E. Poteat of
Asheville and J. M. Carpenter of Alta-
Harry B. Caldwell of Marion was here
on business Wednesday.
Miss Ethel Wilson and brother, Char
lie, were shopping in Marion, Friday.
Mrtf. Nora Peterson, of Sprucepine,
visited relatives here Friday.
Miss Jilyrtle McGhee will leave Tues
day for Banner Elk where she will at
tend a summer t^chool.
Misses Madge Brown and sister, Jean
ette, are spending a few days with re
latives at Sprucepine.
J. C. Connelly made a business trip
to Marion Saturday.
Services at Zion Hill.
Old Fort, April 11.—There will
be all day services at Zion Hill
Baptist church Sunday, April 16.
Sunday school at 9:30 a. m., fol
lowed by a Sunday school lecture
by Wm. Silver. Sermon at 11 a.
m. by the pastor. Rev. W. F. Mc
Mahan. Dinner on the ground.
In the afternoon a missionary pro
gram will be rendered by the Sun
day school. Everybody is cordial
ly invited to be present and bring
well filled baskets.
Thompson’s Fork, April 10.—Robert
Bailey of Asheville spent Sunday with
his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Beatrice Simmons of Marion visited
homefolks here the latter part of last
W. C. Janes made a business trip to
Marion one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Will McQallard of Glen
Alpine were visitors here the latter part
of last week.
Mrs. Walter Pyatt of Nebo visted re
latives here Sunday.
D. C. Brown and granddaughter,
Flora Williams, are visiting relatives at
Mrs. Whisnant of Morganton is the
guest of Mrs. Robert McGallard.
J. H. Janes made a business trip to
Taylor Anderson of Carlyle was a
visitor here Sunday.
The condition of Robert McGallard,
who suflEered a stroke of paralysis sev
eral days ago, rendering him speechless,
is reported as improving.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Murphy of Bridge
water were visitors here Saturday and
Guy Brown visited relatives at Glen
wood the latter part of last week.
M. L. Kaylor was in Marion today.
Death of Mrs. Byrd.
On April third while friends and
lov^ pn^ watched by the bedside
of the ddir'^Wife and mother, the
death angel came and took away
the spirit of Mrs. J. A. Byrd, who
lived near Glenwood. Mrs. Byrd
was born January 4, 1861, and
joined the Methodist church at the
age of thirteen. Soon after her
marriage she united with the Bap
tist church, of which her husband
was a member, and as long as able
she attended regularly. But for
the last eighteen months, her health
having broken down, she had been
confined to her home. She suf
fered untold agonies, but through
it all she was a patient, lovmg
mother, Htways bearing the bur
dens of all around her. As friends
and loved ones watched over her
with hope against hope that God
in His mercy might spare her again
to them in health, the end came
Mrs. Byrd leaves to mourn their
loss, a husband and three children,
the younger being eleven; also
seven step-children; three brothers
and three sisters.
Rev. A. P. Sorrels, assisted by
Rev. Mashburn, conducted the
funeral services at Bethel Baptist
church April 5th at eleven o’clock
The remains were laid to rest
Bethel cemetery to await the com
ing of Christ when friends and
loved ones will meet to part no
more. - C.
Big Minstrel Here Friday Night.
J. H. Mahoney’s Model Mobile
Minstrel, playing under a big tent,
is advertised for one day only at
Marion, Friday, April 14. This
is said to be one of the best min
strels on the road, carrying a com
pany of sixty people, with solo
band and symphony orchestra. A
big street parade is advertised for
1 o’clock. The performance is pre
sented under a complete canvass
theatre and no doubt there will be
a full tent. The admission will be
25 and 35 cents. ad
Good business! We can have it,
if we pay proper attention to our
schools, and our churches, and our
houses, barns, stores and shops,
our roads and farms, and all of the
thousand and one other elements
that have a place in the making of
a prosperous commercial center.
We want it, and we can get it if
we go after it with the spirit and
determination to succeed, but we
must go as a community unit and
not as one or two isolated
Republican Committee Endorses
Linney for Governor.
Greensboro, N. C., April 8.—At
a meeting of the republican state
executive committee here this af
ternoon and tonight for the pur
pose of selecting ^ candidate for
each state office, a full state ticket
was decided upon with Frank A.
Linney, of Watauga, chairman of
the committee, heading the ticket
for governor. L. L. Jenkins of
Asheville, was indorsed for lieuten
ant governor. The others on the
ticket selected were; A. L. French,
of Raleigh, commissioner of agri
culture; Zeb Vance Walser of Lex
ington, attorney general; J. Q. A.
Wood, Pasquotank, auditor; W. J.
Jordan of Greene, commissioner of
labor and printing.
The offer of the candidacy for
attorney general to Walser was the
only evidence of the presence of
the olive branch.
Mr. Walser is, with a few others,
bearing the heaviest part of the
progressive machinery in the state,
according to all indications.
All who vote in the primary of
June 3rd must pay their poll tax
by May 1. Just 17 days to attend
to this important mjitter.
“The Girl and The Game” will
be presented at The Grand tonight
(Thursday). This is a splendid
feature,'a thrilling story of rail
roads, of love, and adventure
New Women’s Building for West
Morganton, April 6.—Directors
of the Western Carolina Hospital
for the Insane have prepared plans
for a new building which will ac
commodate 100 women and part of
the material has been placed on the
The directors, who have been in
session this week, reached an agree
ment with the township road board
whereby a short stretch of the hos
pital road near the railroad station
will be used as a public highway.
Annual election of officers by
the directors resulted in the re-
election of I. I. Davis, ch^iirman;
R. R. Clark, secretary.
These two with A. E. Tate, re
elected, constitute the executive
committee. F. M. Scroggs re
mains as steward and Miss Cilia
(Summers as matron and house
port shows that 57 men and 68 wo
men admitted within the past four
months, 12 men and 16 women
have died and the number of pa
tients March 31 was 676 men and
908 women. No accidents have
occurred and the general health
has been good. No deserving ap
plicant has been refused, but room
STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK
Items Concerning Events of In-^
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
Col. Al. Fairbrother has bought
the Greensboro Record.
Shipments of strawberries from
the eastern trucking section are ex
pected to begin about the 25th.
Three children, two boys and a
girl, were bitten by a rabid dog in
Highland, a suburb of Hickory,
and taken to Raleigh for Pasteur
Senator Warren G. Harding of
Ohio has been selected for tem>
porary chairman of the national
Republican convention, which
meets in Chicago June 7.
Cold weather, with snow, pre-,
vailed throughout a large section
of the, country the latter part of
the week. Fifteen inches of snow
reported in West Virginia.
While handling a rifle Earl Duke,
11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. Duke of Concord, was shot by
the accidental discharge of the
weapon and died a day later.
The executive committee of the
North Carolina Press association
met in Greensboro Tuesday and
selected Durham as the place and
July 13 and 14 as the time for the
next annual meeting of the asso
J. E. Misenheimer, 29 years oid,
yard conductor for the Southern
railway in Asheville, injured while
handling dynamite a month ago,
died of lockjaw Saturday. His re
mains were taken to Newton, his
former home, for burial.
Vice President Thomas R. Mar
shall has accepted the invitation to
speak May 23 in Greensboro at the
commencement exercises of the
State Normal and Industrial Col
lege. Mrs. Marshall will accom
Davidson county Democracy,
through the executive committee
of the county, placed itself sauare-
ly behind the candidacy of H. B.
Varner for Congress Saturday,
when resolutions heartily endors
ing him were unanimously passed.
According to the president of
the North Carolina Orphan Asso
ciation in his address at the meet
ing of the association in Raleigh
last week, there are 5,000 orphan
children in this state without homes
and the next legislature will be
urged to increase the provision for.^
the care of these legitimate wards
of the state.
Fully sustaining the ruling of
the state board of elections made
some days ago. Attorney General
Bickett has rendered an opinion for
the state board of elections to the
effeci; that there must be provision
made for the people of the state to
vote for president and vice presi
dent and that the board must pro
vide ballots for republican and
democratic parties that have blank
spaces left in which the names of
'the choice of the voter for presi
dent and vice president can be in
Vice-President to be at Vance
Raleigh, N. C., April 10.—Asso
ciate Justice W. A. Hoke, as chair
man of the commission for placing
the bronze statue of Zebulon B.
Vance, in Statuary hall at the na
tional capitol, has secured Vice-
President Marshall and Governor
Craig as the principal speakers for
the unveiling, which is to take
place probably on June 7 and 8.
Rt. Rev. Jc^eph Blount Cheshire,
bishop of the diocese of North
Carolina, has also accepted an in
vitation to take part in .the cere
monies, which are to be attended
by a great number of distinguished
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. S.
Roberts, April 10, a daughter.