A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N. C., THURSDAY, MAY 25, 1916.
VOL. XX—NO. 39
Addresses 100,000 People at May
Charlotte, N. C., May 20—Presi
dent Wilson, speaking on world
peace before a crowd 6f 100,000
people here today, declared that
*'‘it is an interesting circumstance
that the process of war stand still,”
and that “these hot things that are
in contact with each other do not
malie much progress against each
other.” He added that “when you
can not overcome, you must take
The President plainly spoke
guardedly when mentioning peace
in Europe, but most of his hearers
saw a plain suggestion in his words.
He intimated plainly that not much
progress was being made, and that
the objects being sought by the
European Nations could be achieved
better through peaceful means
The President’s words on peace
were given significance by his hear
ers in view of the recent discussion
of the possibility of ending the Eu
ropean war. He said that “here
in America we have tried to set the
example of bringing all the world
together upon terms of liberty and
cooperation and peace, and in that
great experience that we have been
going through America has been
a sort of prophetic sample of man
“I would like,” declared the
President, “to think that the spirit
of this occasion could be expressed
if we imagined ourselves lifting
some sacred emblem of counsel and
of peace, of accommodation and
righteous judgment, before the
Nations of the world and remind
ing them of that passage in Scrip
ture, ‘After the wind, after the
earthquake, after the fire, the still
small voice of humanity.’ ”
The President sketched briefly
his idea of what will follow the
European war which it is under
stood he will elaborate more at
length in an address he will deliver
next week in Washington before
the League to Enforce Peace, of
which former President Taft is
president. He said that “what
you see taking place on the other
side of the water is the tremendous
—I had about said final—process
by which a contest of elements
may in God’s process be turned in
to a co-ordination and co-operation
The President’s address was en
thusiastically applauded by a crowd
gathered from several States to
celebrate the one hundred and for
ty-first anniversary of the signing
of the Mecklenburg Declaration of
Independence. Before speaking he
reviewed a long military and indus
trial “preparedness” parade, and
afterwards he was the guest of
honor at a large lunch and went by
automobile to Davidson College,
20 miles away, where he once was
a student. He left tonight for
Washington, where he will arrive
early tomorrow morning. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, Sec
retary Daniels, Secretary Tumulty,
Dr. Cary T. Grayson, his naval
aide. Senator Overman and Repre
sentative Webb. The reception
committee included Governors
Craig of North Carolina and Man
ning of South Carolina, and Mayor
Kirkpatrick of Charlotte.
The President spoke>;^f the need
of “antainted Americanism,” and
declared that the European war is
a competition of National standards,
of National traditions, and of Na
tional policies—politician systems.
“Europe has grappeled in war,”
he said, “as we have grappeled in
peace to see what is going to be
done with these things when they
come into hot contact with one
Charlotte was ablaze with Ameri
can flags and packed with people
for the first occasion on which a
Democratic President has spoken
here. Military bands were scat
tered through the town and played
martial music constantly. The
people cheered from every house
top and window along the route
taken by him in his rides about the
city. He was introduced at the
open air meeting by Governor
Craig of North Carolina.
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County—
Items About Home People.
Stroadtown, May 23.—Mrs. Arthur
Poteat and Mrs. Annie Flowers visited
relatives in Greenlee last week.
Mrs. Will Earley, who has been on
the sick list for some time, is serioosly
Miss Ola Jarrett of Bridgewater visit
ed friends here last week.
Quite a number of Stroudtown folks
attended the funeral of Mr. Geo. Tate
at Providence Sunday.
We are glad to welcome into our midst
Marvin Shirlen and family who have
moved to this place.
Ed Hawkins and family left Sunday
Presbyterians Want Strict
Atlantic City, N. J., May 19.—
Resolutions calling upon the states
to establish improved codes per
taining to marriage and divorce
and reanesting all ministers to
preach at least one sermon a .year
upon the sanctity of marriage and
the evils of divorce were adopted
by the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church in the United
States of America, today’s session
of the 128th annual meeting. The
resolutions were adopted at the
recommendation of the special com
mittee on Christian life and work.
The committee also made an ap
peal for evangelism in the family
and called attention to the work
before the delegates on the ques
tion of the Bible in public schools.
“While the country is rapidly in
creasing in wealth and while spirit
ual interests are not being neglect
ed, they are being overshadowed
for the time being by commercial
and political interests,” said the
The bu^dget for 1916-17, aggre
gating $5,159,112, an increase of
more than a half million dollars
over the previous year, was adopt
ed by the convention.
Catawba Valley, May 22.—Misses
Para Pace, Annie and Hattie Curtis of
Marion spent the week-end with Miss
Mrs. C. L. Erwin and Miss Cordelia
Erwin of Marion yisited M. G. Pender
grass from Friday until Sunday.
M. F. Burgin of Marion spent Sunday
Augustus Pendergrass of Black Moun
tain is visiting friends here.
Sam Clontz lost a fine milch cow one
day last week.
M. L. Ledford spent Sunday with
homefolks in Montford’s Cove.
G. G. Pendergrass of Stroudtown spent
Sunday with homefolks here.
Oklahoma City Swept
Denison, Tex., May 21.—Nine
persons were killed and 38 injured
at Kemp City, Okla., sight miles
east of Denison, and the town was
badly damaged by a tornado which
last night swept a path three-quar
ters of a mile wide and five miles
long in the vicinity of Kemp
Only three small dwellings remain
intact at Kemp.
Twelve business houses, a two
story hotel and 60 residences were
demonished in Kemp City. This
is the second time in recent years
that the little town of 300 inhabi
tants has been visited by a tornado
Merchants said that the town prob
ably would not be rebuilt.
Eight were killed in the town
while the other victim, a child, was
killed in the collapse of its father’;
just across the Red river in Texas
Of the 38 persons injured, 36 are
residents of Kemp City. Most of
those injured were caught in the
collapse of buildings while trying
to reach storm cellars shortly
ter the storm broke at 9:23 p.
Thompson’s Fork, May 23.
Maud Poteat of Morganton is
her father, A. J. Simmons.
M. L Kayior was in Bridgewater
Mrs. J. N. Cuthbertson is on the sick
Ferman Simmons has returned home
from Nealsville where he has been en
gaged in work.
Mrs. W. M. Wilson of Sugar Hill was
visitor here last week.
John Buff was in Marion one day last
Mrs. M. L. Janes, who haa been quite
ill with appendicitis and impetigo, is
D. C. Brown was in Marion one day
The two-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Pat Gibson died at their home near
Nebo during this week.
Nebo, May 22.—Will Hunter, who
was working at Kingsport, Tenn., was
killed last Thursday. His body was
brought to Nebo Friday and interment
was made in the Nebo cemetery. The
funeral services were conducted by Rev.
G. H. Weaver. A large crowd of Mr.
Hunter’s relatives and friends attended
Miss Faye Padgett is visiting friends
at Sugar Hill this week.
G. D. Taylor made a business trip to
Mrs. R. V. Wilson is visiting home
folks on Linville this week.
Ernest Beach is in Morganton visiting
Mrs. H. C. Taylor and daughter,
Freida, were shopping in Marion Satur
Vance Wilson has gone to Morristown,
Tenn., on a business trip.
Jay Ballew of Marion Junction was a
yisitor in Nebo Sunday.
Misses Mamie and Annie Stacy were
shopping in Marion one day last week.
Baptists FavorNational Prohibition.
Asheville, May 22.'-Becommen-
dations that the various states in
which thorBaptist convention draws
its support raise a total of $805,729
for the work of the foreign mission
board and $16,750 for the home
mission board and that the federal
constitution be amended to provide
for national prohibition were chief
matters adopted at today’s closing
session of the Southern Baptist
The resolution urging national
convention, which came up under
the head of temperance and social
reform, also urged congressional
legislation to make the District of
Columbia prohibition territory.
This resolution put the Baptists on
record as opposed to the liquor
traffic, child labor and the sweat
shop, and declared that the settle
ment of these questions would aid
in ridding the nation of other evils.
The report of the prohibition and
social reform committee stated that
the fiscal year showed a decrease
in liquor consumption, while dis
cussion of the report brought
plea for all Baptists to leave in
their will a sum to aid convention
Other action taken by the con
vention before it adjourned this
afternoon at 1 o’clock included a
resolution declaring that it is a-
larming to note the frequency that
the freedom of speech and press is
being interfered with by mobs in
our cities and towns and recom
mends that police give protection
to persons speaking in streets or
in the newspapers. Kesolutions
urged that Southern Baptists speak
out in no uncertain terms for free
dom of speech.
STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK
Items Concerning Events of In
terest and Importance Tfirough*'
out the State.
Will Mine For Gold in McDowell.
Mr. Q. A. Stephenson, who for
some time has been bookkeeper for
the O. W. Slane Glass Co., will
give up this oosition and go to Mc
Dowell county early next month,
where he will have active charge
of a large gold mining enterprise.
Mr. O. W. Slane is associated with
him in the enterprise. Machinery
has been ordered for carrying on
License Granted to Rev. T.
Tate—Dr, Monroe Resigns.
Statesville, May 17.—Concord
Presbytery, in session here yes
terday afternoon, granted license
to Rev. T. G. Tate, of McDowell
county, as a minister of the Pres
byterian Church. After receiving
his license Mr. Tate was tranferred
from this Presbytery to the King’s
Mountain Presb.vtery, where he
will have charge of the Castanea
group of churches.
Dr. C. A. Monroe, of Hickory,
one of the best known Presbyterian
ministers of the Sti^te, today re
signed as superintendent and gen
eral evangelist of Concord Presby
tery. His resignation was accept
ed, but he was retained as treas
urer. Rev. E. D. Brown, of Lo-
ray, was elected chairman of the
Home Mission Committee to suc
ceed Dr. Monroe, until the fall
meeting of Presbytery, which will
be held at Poolar Tent, Cabarrus
[Rev. T. Greenlee Tate recently
graduated from the Union Theo
logical Seminary, at Richmond,
which is a Presbyterian institution.
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Tate of Greenlee and has many
friends in McDowell who wish him
great success in his new field of
Old Fort is promised a new
pot in the near future.
Vice-President Thos. R. Mar
shall delivered the commencement
address to the fifty-one graduates
of the North Carolina Normal col
lege at Greensboro Tuesday.
Gov. Brumbaugh of Pennsylvan
ia will be the speaking attraction
for the North Carolina Teachers’
Assembly, which meets in Raleigh
the last week in November.
The body of Master Sam Miller,
3-year-old son of» Mr. and Mrs.
Philo A. Miller, was found in a
spring in southwest Hickory Mon
day afternoon, the child having
fallen into the water and drowned,
says the Hickory Record.
The 1916 Southern Baptist Con
vention at Asheville, which ended
yesterday had the largest attend
ance in its history, 2,125 delegates
having registered since the sessions
opened last Wednesday. Largest
previous attendance was 1,930.
A company of local and other
mill men has been organized, known
as the Spencer Mills company, to
ope rate a cotton mill at Ruther-
fordton. Work will begin next
Monday morning, the contractor
now being on the ground. The
authorized capital is $150,000. The
mill village is to be a model in all
respects, every home having elec
tric lights, sanitary ^ivies and
water either from deep-drilled wells
or pumped from a source where
the water is pure.
Reports to the Manufacturers’
Record of this week show that in
every direction throughout the
South business activity is improv
ing. We note among the concrete
evidences mentioned that arrange
ments have been concluded for the
establishment at Erwin, Tenn., of
a seven-kiln pottery for manufac
turing tableware, using as raw ma
terial fieldspar and flint from that
section, and clay from North Caro
lina. It is believed that this will
be followed by the establishment
of other pottery industries in that
section, and possibly in other parts
of the South .where the raw mater
ials are found in such great abund
J. W. Hunter of North Caro
lina, an employe of the Federal
Dyestuffs and Chemical Company
at Kingsport, Tenn., was killed
Thursday when a man named Scar
borough struck him over the head
Blockade Still Cut Up—Moon-^
Rutherfordton, N. C., May 19.—
Deputy Collectors M. D. Justice,
Charles Stewart and G. R. Rhyne,
with Deputy Osie Hill, of the
sheriff’s office, went up to Vein
Mountain, in McDowell county
yesterday and found a blockade
distillery. It was an up-to-date
copper plant of eighty gallons ca
pacity, with quite a lot of material
about. They cot up the still, and
brought it into town, with two
men. Bud and Ed Toney, who are
supposed to have been ooerating
the plant, and whom the officers
have had warrants for nearly three
_ _ with a pipe wrench,
operations at the mine and is ex- j resulting from a quarrel. Scar
pected in the next few weeks. 1 borough is in jail.
W. E. Willifl having declined to serre
as judge of election of Turkey Coye pre
cinct, J. H. Buchanon is hereby appoint
ed to serye in his place. This May 22,
W. K. M. GILKEY,
Chairman County Board Elections*