A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N. C., THURSDAY, APRIL 20. 1916.
VOL. XX—NO. 34
Teachers’ Institute Next Week—
Closing Exercises at Old Fort
and Glenwood Friday.
The Teachers’ Institute at Ma
rion will begin Monday, April 24,
and continue two weeks. On ac-
•count of attendance of Supt. Byron
Conley and Mr. I. C. Griffin upon
the National Educational Associa
tion at New Orleans the institute
date was chansred from April I7th
to the 24th.
Instead of working separately as
in the normals, the instructors will
all have work at different hours
eyery day of the institute. The
work will be practically the same
as in the normals but in^ a more
condensed form. All teachers who
have not attended either Nebo or
Old Fort are expected to attend
the Marion institute.
There will be a general meeting
on May 1, 2 and 3 at which all
teachers are supposed to be pres
ent. For this meeting Mr. L. C.
Brogden and Mr. E. E. Sams, of
the State Department of Educa
tion, Mr. T. E. Browne and Mr
Oliver, of the State Agricultural
Department, and Miss Mary Owen
Oraham, assistant county superin
tendent of Mecklenburg county,
have been secured for lectures and
general information work along
the particular lines in which rural
schools should be interested. It is
urgently requested that all teach
ers be present.
At Old Fort on Friday, April
21, will be given a closing ex^cise
by the primary and intermeaiate
departments of the Old Fort grad
ed school. The grogram begins at
7:30 o’clock. “The Cruise of the
Trundle Bed,” a cantata by the
two departments, promises to be
esaecially attractive. In order to
help out in stage equipment for
another year a very small admis
sion fee will be charged.
• Presbytery Adjourns.
Concord Presbytery adjourned
Thursday evening ^t 5:30 after
having a very interesting session.
From the very beginning business
was dispatched with unusual celer
ity, yet nothiiig was neglected that
deserved attention. One of the
most interesting sessions was de
voted to the cause of Home Mis
sions, and it is a safe prediction
that this Presbytery will in the
near future begin some mission
work in the South' Mountain sec
tion in Burke county.
The commissioners to the Gen
eral Assembly were elected as fol
lows: Ministers: Revs. L. L.
More, J. C. Story and C. B. Hel
ler; alternates: Revs. Byron Clarke,
C. C. Myers; ruling elders: F. P.
Sherrill, J. H. Beal and S. E.
Reports from the several churches
in Concord Presbytery are very
gratifying, and all the workers
feel inspired and encouraged to
make improvements along every
line during the coming year. The
reports are as follows: Churches,
62; ministers, 39; elders, 266; dea
cons 257; new members added dur
ing the year, 629; total member-
shio, 8,374. Offerings as follows:
foreign missions, $11,675; home
missions, $10,415; education, $11,-
883; other benevolences, $1,854;
pastor’s salaries, $26,774; incident-
$18,392; total, $80,993. Since
there are but 7,490 resident mem
bers, this makes an average offer
ing of nearly $11.00 per member.
An adjourned meeting of Pres
bytery will be held at Statesville
May 16. The next regular meet
ing will be held at Poplar Tent,
Glenwood school will close Fri
day, April 21. The exercises will
begin with an entertainment by
the school on Thursday night, the
program consistiDg of songs, reci
taions and. a play, “Out in the
Streets.” There will be an edu
national address Friday morning
at 11 o’clock followed by a picnic
dinner. On Friday night at
o’clock the school will give a con
;ert and an interesting orogram
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell- Cwirrty—^
items About Home People.
Nebo, April 17.—The recital given
Fnday night by the pnpils of Miss Pearl
Gibbs’ mnsic class was enjoyed by a
large crowd. All the mnsic was good,
bnt special mention mnst be made of
the last piece, “II Trovatore,” by Miss
M, L. Hildebrand and little son, John,
of Bridgewater were in Nebo Monday.
Mr and Mrs. R. V. Wilson of Sprnce-
pine are visiting at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Wilson.
Mias Maggie Goforth and Will Landis
of Dysartville attended the recital Fri
Reed Harris of Union Mills was a
visitor h^re Sunday.
Rev. A. P. Sorrels preached at the
Bap^t church Sunday at 11 o'clock to
a good sized audience.
Miss Delia Gibbs spent the week-end
with her sister, Nelle, who is here in
Collett Parks was a visitor in Nebo
Miss Ruby Giles spent Saturday and
Sunday with homefolks at Fonta Flora.
C. M. Hemphill is in Statesville this
Mrs. J. S. Bowers and children of
South Carolina are visiting the former’s
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Patton.
sick list, but is rapidly recovering.
Mrs. Arthur Poteat and Mrs. J. L
Floweirs and little son spent Sunday In
Mrs: X^iarles Pendergrass left Monday
Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Hild and children
spent Sunday in Greenlee.
Mrs. Will Earley is on the sick list.
Miss Edna Gibson^ accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Snipes, attended the
burial of Mr. Robert McGialliard at
Mr. and Mrs. James Odom spent Sun
day in Stroudtown.
Miss Edna Gibson has accepted a
potion with S. B. Penick & Co.
The Teachers’ Normals at Nebo
and Old Fort both closed last Fri
day. The teachers at both places
have done a month of solid hard
work, and at both places expressed
their pleasure at the work done,
and the benefit derived for another
year. The place to look for results
of these teacher’s normals is in the
schools this next term, and both
superintendent and supervisor will
feel in a great degree an immense
amount of satisfaction if the teach
ers by a better and higher grade
of work done in the schools this
year show that they profited by
the efforts put forth by the in
structors in these teachers normals.
An entertainment by the pri
mary and intermediate grades of
Nebo High School will be given
Friday evening, April 21. All are
cordially invited to be present.
Delegates to County Convention.
Precinct meetings for the pur
pose of electing delegates to the
Democratic county convention in
Marion on April 22 were held last
Saturday afternoon in the different
precincts in the county. The dele
gates choseh will elect delegates to
the Democratic State convention.
At the meeting in Marion the
following delegates were elected:
B. B. Price, W. F. Wood, John
Tate, J. W. Winborne, J. W.
Pless, D. E. Hudgins, W. K. M.
Gilkey, J. Q. Gilkey, W. W. Neal,
G. S. Kirby, W. L. Morris, S. L.
Copeland, H. F. Little, Wm. Clay,
Fred Hemphill, Thomas Morris,
Frank Gibson, G. S. Tate, G. C.
Conley, S. E. Whitten, Sam Po-
teet, G. M. Carson, W. A. Houck;
T. J. Gibbs, Frank Dysart, B. P.
Davis, E. J. House, W. E. Landis,
W. W. McConnell, Thomas Wall,
W. H. Hill, Charles Pearson, D. T..
Harris, Oscar Atkins, John Hogan,
C. E. Warner, J. L. C. Bird, L. E.
Turner, R. B. Clark, F. J. Chap
man, H. H. Tate, W. O. Ledbet
ter, Arthur Nichols, T. M. Hemp
hill, W. T. Morgan, Jno. T. Smith,
J. W. Streetman, W. B. Ratliffe,
M. F. Morphew, J. F. Jonas,
G. B. Justice, J. G. Reid, M. L.
Justice, Theo. Conley, C. D. Cor-
pening, J. E. Neal, A. L. Gilkey
S. C. Elliott.
Following is the executive com
mittee for Marion: J. W. Win-
borne, chairman; B. B. Price, G. C.
Conley, G. S. Tate, W. W. Mc
Connell, W. H. Hill, W. M. Clay,
S. E. Whitten, D. T. Harris, and
G. S. Kirby.
G. G. Pendergrass has returned
from Miami, Fla.
Dysartville, April 17.—J. F. Parker
and family returned home last week af
ter spending sometime with relatives
near Old Fort.
C. A. Jaquins is recovering from a
stroke of paralysis.
Rev. Mr. Hull is able to be out again
after a long spell of sickness.
Mrs. J. W. Jarrett and daughter,
Miss Willie, were shopping in Marion
C. N. Duyal visited relatives here last
Keet Fortune of Virginia visited re
latives here Sunday.
The Epworth League was organized
here last night. We hope to see all the
young people join in and make an
earnest effort in doing good work for
R. E. Roper made a business trip to
Morganton last week.
Frank Upton is home from Ruther
H. B. Bracket made a business trip to
Murder j)f Mother Charge Against
Sylva, N. C., April 17.—Charged
with the murder of her mother
Saturday afternoon, Sallie Bryson,
the pretty and intelligent young
daughter of Robert Bryson, of
Hamburg township, is«now in the
Jackson county jail.
It is alleged that the girl was
reprimanded by her mother for
some trifling offense, and, it is said,
di^harged a gun at her parent
while she was sitting at a sewing
machine. The gun’s contents lodg
ed in the side of her mother’s head,
causing instant death.
At |.h(e coroner’s inquest, held
yesterday, the jury found that Mrs.
Brysou came to her death from the
effects of a gunshot wound at the
hands of her daughter. The coro
ner’s jury recommended that the
girl be held -for trial at the next
term of Jackson county criminal
It is alleged the girl at the first
admitted the crime, but later said
th3 gun was discharged accidental
ly and this is the statement she
now makes. There was no one in
the house when the tragedy oc
curred except the girl and her
Thompson’s Fork, April 16.—Mrs. M.
C. Sigmon and daughter, Iowa, and Miss
Hattie Taylor were guests of Mrs. A. E.
Wesley Janes of Irish Creek is yisiting
his brother, W. C. Janes.
Dallas Rowe visited homefolks here
Saturday and Sunday.
Mrs. James Mull of Morganton visited
her daughter, Mrs. John Cuthbertson,
the latter part of last week.
Quite a number of the people of this
place attended the recital at Nebo Fri
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Brown were shop
ping in Marion one day last week.
J. H. Hemphill of Marion visited re-
latiyes here Friday.
Robert McGallard, age 72, who re
cently suffered a stroke of paralysis,
died Tuesday at his home near this
place. He is survived by a wife and
Robert Toney and Lafayette Simmons
made a business trip to Morganton Sat
STATE NEWS OFTHE WEEK
Items Concerning Events of In*
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
Reports today to Clemson Col
lege indicate that about 80 per
cent of the peach crop of South
Carolina was practically ruined by
frosts last week.
Senator James A. Reed, of Mis
souri, one of the most forcefal
speakers in the United States sen-
"Ste, has accepted an invitation to
speak at Salisbury, April 22. The
invitation was extended through
An amendment to the charter^of
the Black Mountain Railway com
pany, increases the capital stock to
$1,550,000, of which $550,000 is
six per cent, preferred stock and
$1,000,000 common stock. J. Bis
Ray is president.
The Morganton District of the
Woman’s Foreign Missionary So
ciety, M. E. Church, is constantly
increasing its borders of usefulness.
The auxiliaries of this district have
undertaken the support of their
own individual missionary this
year, and at the close of the first
quarter, sent in a check for $375,
one-half the sum for the year’s
salary, one lady sending a check
for $200.—Morganton News Her
Highway Party Here Today.
The inspectors of the State Cen
tral Highway are scheduled to ar
rive in Marion today at 1 o’clock,
and a meeting will be held in the
court house at that hour. As many
citizens of the county and town as
pan attend the meeting are urged
to be present.
The party is composed of Joseph
Hyde Pratt, State geologist; Mr.
W. S. Fallis, State highway engi
neer; Mr. J. E. Winslow, senior
chief of the National Division of
Highway Maintenance, and Mr.
James, chief of the division of
National Highway Maintenance.
These gentlemen will have some
thing to say about highway main
tenance and it is important that as
many of our people as possible hear
Stroudtown, April 18.—The Sunday
School at Stroud’s Chapel is progressing
nicely since the spring weather has
Mrs. Woody Poteat and little son,
Harold, l6ft Sunday for Waynesville
where she will join her husband who is
James Hobbs of Bloomington, Ind., is
visiting relatives here.
G. L. Poteat is attending Federal
courli in Statesville.
Mrs. J. M. Earley has been on the
Franklin May Get $75,000 Build
Washington, D. C., April 17.—
Congressman Britt and Director of
Census Sam L. Rogers, appeared
before the public buildings com
mittee house of representatives to
day and urged Britt’s bill to ap
propriate $75,000 for site and fed
eral building at Franklin to be in
cluded in omnibus public buildings
bill. Franklin is Rogers’ home
town. The committee seemed fav
orably impressed and agreed to
consider the matter seriously.
Pay your poll tax before May
1st or the law says you can’t vote
in the June primaries or the No
vember election. '
District Meeting I). D. C.
The U. D. C. District meeting
will be held in Asheville Friday*
April 28. Luncheon will be serv
ed at the Langren Hotel at 1:30.
Members of the local chapter who
expect to attend are requested to
notify Mrs. J. W. Pless so the
Asheville chapter may make prepa
Following is the program for
the day : •
Song by the whole meeting.
Best Be the^ Tie That Binds.”
Address, “City Welcome,” Mr,
A. Hall Johnston.
Vocal Solo—Miss Porter.
Address, Asheville Chapter U.
D. C. Welcome, Mrs. E. B. Glenn.
Response—Mrs. J. W. Pless.
Song by meeting, ‘Tm Gwioe
Back to Dixie.”
Address — Mrs. Laila Ripley
Barnwell of Hendersonville.
Toast, “Our Veterans and Con
federate Veterans’ Home,” Mrs.
C. M. Platt of Asheville.
Toast, “Our Confederate Wo
men and Confederate Women’s
Home,” Mrs. Broad foot of Black
Toast, “Our Boys and Girls”,
Education, Miss Annie Jean Gash
Toast, “Our Future,” Mrs. J. Q.
Gilkey of Marion.
President’s report of chapters.
Song—“God Be With Us.”
Reception at Mrs. E. B. Glenn’s
Vice President Marshall again the
running mate for President Wil
son and Senator James Hamilton
Lewis of Illinois as temporary
chairman and “keynoter” at the
Democratic national convention is
the prospective arrangement for
the St. Louis gathering, it is said.