A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
established 1896. MARION, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1916. VOL. XX—NO, 41
PRIMARY IN M’DOWELL
Oaughtridge Gets 31 Majority and
Justice 235—Miilard Poteat
Wins for Treasurer.
The County Board of Elections
of McDowell met Monday and can
vassed the returns from the pri
mary of Saturday, and the oflScial
figures were announced late Mon
day afternoon. A light' vote was
cast all over the county. The of
ficial canvass of the vote in the
county gives Daughtridge a ma
jority of 31 over Bickett for gov
ernor, and for congress from the
Tenth district Judge M. H. Justice
has a majority of 235 over the
three other candidates. In the
contest for county treasurer M. G.
Poteat received 235 votes, A. W.
Grayson, 166; A. W. Gilliam, 113.
This leaves Poteat short 45 of hav
ing a clear majority over his two
opponents and gives him 69 over
Grayson, the next highest aspirant.
♦ Mr. Grayson will not enter a
second contest, however, and Mr.
Poteat wins the nomination.
The official vote of the county
is as follows:
For President: Woodrow Wil
son, 478; Hughes, 54; Roosevelt,
16; Root, 1; for Vice-President,
Marshall, 188; Major, 170; Pritch
ard, 49; Burton, 1; Fairbanks, 1.
For congress: M. H. Justice,
358; Solomon Gallert, 82; Z. V.
Weaver, 34; Frank Hewitt, 7.
For governor: E. L. Daught-
ridge 268; T. W. Bickett 237.
For secretary of state: J. Bryan
Grimes 189; J. A. Hartoess 162;
Haywood Clark 25.
For state treasurer: R. B. Lacy
254; J. S. Mann 228.
For attorney general: Edmund
Jones 242; James S. Manning 135;
T. H. Calvert 75; N. A. Sinclair
For commissioner of labor and
printing: M. L. Shipman 330;
D. P. Dellinger 140.
For member of corporation com
mission*. W. T. Lee 248; D. L.
For commissioner of agriculture:
W. A. Graham 280; A. J. Mc
Kinnon 125; S. H. Hobbs 58.
For insurance commissioner: J.
R. Young 357; McClenaghan 104.
FOR COUNTY TKEASUBER.
Montfords Cove—Grayson 11,
Old Fort—Grayson 8, Poteat 41,
Bracketts—Grayson 13, Gilliam
North Cove—Poteat 1, Gilliam 6.
Cedar Cove—Grayson 5, Poteat
2, Gilliam 6.
Turkey Cove—Poteat 14.
Marion — Grayson 57, Poteat
119, Gilliam 5.
Nebo—Grayson 1, Poteat 16,
Buck Creek—Grayson 5; Poteat
15, Gilliam 1.
Higgins—Grayson 6, Poteat 6.
Glenwood—Grayson 31, Poteat
Broad River—Grayson 1, Po
teat 4, Gilliam 12.
Crooked Creek—Gilliam 28.
Dysa^tsville—Grayson 28, Po
teat 9, Gilliam 2.
Louis D. Brandeis, the first Jew
to sit on the Supreme Court bench,
took the oath of office at noon
Monday. The oath was adminis
tered by Chief Justice White.
Jlckett Gets Big Majority—Wea
ver Nominated for Congress.
Raleigh, June 5—Attorney Gen
eral T. W. Bickett was nominated
in the state-wide legalized primary
of Saturday as the democratic can
didate for governor by above 25,-
000 majority over Lieutenant Gov
ernor E. L. Daughtridge.
For attorney general the indica
tions are that James S. Manning
of Wake has been nominated. For
the other state offices all the in
cumbents — all democrats — haye
Majority Leader Claude Kitchin
carries every county in the Second
congressional district, his majority
over Clingman W. Mitchell of
Bertie being above 7,000.
Congressman H. L. Godwin, in
the Sixth district, will have to go
into a second primary with J. A.
Brown of Columbus. In the Sev
enth Lee D. Robinson of Anson
has a big lead over U. L. Soence
of Moore, but it will take a second
primary to decide. In the Tenth
district Zebulon B. Weaver of
Asheville is the democratic nomi
nee, having a majority over his
Jake F. Newell of Charlotte is
nominated for congress by the
ninth district repablicans, over
Mr. Green of Mitchell, though the
vote was light. The republicans
paid little attention to the primary
Asheville Times, 6th.
Official returns today from coun
ties in the tenth district, coming
in slowly, confirm the unofficial re
port of Saturday night and Sunday
showing that Zebulon Weaver has
received the largest majority ever
accorded a candidate for congress
in this district.
The official figures from Hay
wood county are as follows: Wea
ver 1,114; Gallert 501; Justice 200;
Hewitt 111. Weaver’s majority
in Buncombe county is estimated
at from 1,300 to 1,500. Mr. Wea
ver has carried apparently every
county west of Asheville except
Swain, where Frank Hewitt was
given a majority of 150. Weaver’s
majority in the district is estimated
at close to 1,200.
Celebrates 78th Anniversary.
Mrs. T. J. Halliburton enter
tained May 26th in honor of iier
father’s 78th anniversary. Mrs.
Halliburton invited the Ladies Aid
Society of the Methodist church to
be present on this occasion. Mr.
S. F. E. Gruber dashed around the
curves of the 78th birthday with
elasticity in his step, vigor in his
voice, smiles on his face and joy
in his heart. Mr. Gruber is to be
congratulated on reaching the 78
milestone on life’s journey so chip
per and dopper.
The affair was of an informal
nature. A beautiful spirit of
hospitality pervaded the home. A
brief music program was rendered.
The piano and violin duets by Mrs.
Halliburton and Mr. Gruber were
charming. Mrs. Gruber favored
the guests with a well rendered
vocal selection. After the rendi
tion of the program of music the
visitors were served to delicious
cream and cake. It was the ex
pressed wish of all present that
the young-old man of Marion
might have many more happy
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Me.ntion of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County—
Items About Home People.
Nebo, Jane 6.—The protracted meet
ing began Sunday at the Methodist
church. Rev. Mock of Old Fort is as
sisting Bev. Mann^ We hope there will
be much good accomplished from this
Robert Duckworth and family of Mor-
ganton are visiting the former’s sister,
Mrs. W. A. Beach.
Mrs. Walter Cuthbertson of Asheville
and Mrs. Wellman of Gastonia are yisit-
ing their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
J. C. Goforth of Woodlawn spent
Sunday night with his sister, Mrs. G.
Miss Pearl Padgett spent a few days
during the week with her aunt, Mrs.
Jasper Yelton, at Harmony Groye.
Bertha and Lassie Beach visited their
grandparents in Morganton the latter
part of last week.
Woodlawn, June 5.—M. L, Good made
a business trip to Mitchel county last
Miss Helen Lonon and Bill Lonon of
Marion spent the week-end here with
their grandmother, Mrs. M. W. Yancey.
Jas. C. Goforth spent Sunday with
his sister, Mrs, G. D. Taylor, at Nebo.
The Baptist congregation has elected
Rev. F. McMahan as their pastor.
D R. Byrd made a business trip to
The Democratic primary held here
last Saturday passed off quietly.
D. C. Bateman is home from Bostic
for a week’s visit.
Wheat is looking promising although
it is likely to be very low or the straw
Miss Wilma Corpening is home for
the summer from Salem College.
Thompson’s Fork. June 5.—W. R.
Bailey of Marion was a business visitor
here one day last week.
Ed. Crawley of Harmony Grove visit
ed his sister, Mrs. Will Toney, Friday.
Albert Buff visited relatives at Lin-
ville the latter part of last week.
Miss Cora Gibbs, who has been teach
ing school near Washington, N. C., has
returned to her home at Hendersonville
after an extended visit to w^atives and
Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Brown attended
seryices at Harmony Grove, Sunday.
The epidemic of impetigo is about to
be stamped out.
Stroudtown, June 6.—Mr. E. W.
Stroud, who has been ill for some time,
died at his home Saturday evening.
The funeral services were conducted at
Stroud’s Chapel Sunday afternoon by
Rev. L. D. Thompson. Mr. Stroud was
46 years old and is survived by a wife
and three children.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Flowers of Hickory
visited relatives here the latter part of
S. M. Gibson of Mt. Airy is spending
a few days here with homefolks.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Nichols little
son, Alvin, is seriously ill.
William Snipes spent Saturday here
Little Edwin Elliott has been quite
ill for a few days.
Vincent Horton left last week for
Rutherford hospital where he will un
dergo an operation for appendicitis.
Bridgewater, June 5.—Dr. and Mrs.
Chester Jennings of Little Rock, Ark.,
Miss Ada Woods of Kentucky, Mr. and
Mrs. W. Lyerly and Col. Thornton of
Hickory were the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
R. A. Abemethy Thursday.
Miss Donnie Cobb and Kelly Bowman
of Morganton spent Sunday here.
Ben Seals and Carl Justice left last
week for Murphy where they are en
gaged in bridge work.
Mrs. J. K. Middleton and little son,
James, spent the week end in Asheyille.
W. E. Davis of Statesville spent Thurs
day here on business.
Mrs. Charlie Holland and sister, Miss
Lillian Hunter, visited relatives in Glen
Miss has returned from
Hickory. was fixK>mpanied by her
little James Robinson, who
will dpetid some time here.
E. L. Abemethy of Morganton was
here Friday on business.
R. D. Schoonmaker, a teacher of the
Farm School, and Mr . Moore of Ashe
ville, were visitors here last week. Mr.
Schoonmaker left Sunday for his home
in New York where he will spend his
Little Miss Charlotte Anthony enter
tained a number of her friends Thurs
day afternoon in honor of her guests,
Margaret and Ruth Sykes of Newton.
Mrs. E. L. Abemethy and daughter,
Alice, of Morganton visited relatives
here last we^.
Mrs. Ashworth Entertains in Honor
of Miss Hudgins.
On last Thursday afternoon the
attractive home of Dr. B. L. Ash
worth was the scene of a brilliant
and animated gathering when Mrs.
Ashworth entertained in honor of
Miss Margaret Hudgins. Cards
were issued for seventy-five guests,
most of whom were present. The
lower floor of the house was thrown
open and lavishly decorated with
La France roses and ferns, with
the exception of the dining room,
whi::h was very handsome in an
elaborate decoration of American
A corner of the living room had
been converted into a perfect Jap
anese bower, surmounted by a
large Japanese umbrella. Three
littb maids in Japanese costume
pulled the long satin streamers,
causing a “shower” of packages to
fall upon the guest of honor, who
had paused there for a moment.
These packages contained an end
less variety of exq uisite household
linens, among them being over
three dozen hand-embroidered tow
els. Miss Hudgins graciously re
ceived these tokens of affection,
and each package was opened for
iDspectioD by all.
Twelve tables were then placed
in the living room and library for
“42”, Japanese score cards being
used. Tea was later served in the
dining room where a handsome
tal3le was laid and ornamented with
red roses and a touch of the orient,
in keeping with the costumes of
the yOutng ladies assisting the
Mrs. Ashworth cordially receiv
ed her guests in the reception hall,
assisted by her sisters, the Misses
Crawford, Mrs. A. D. Stoner of
Biltmore and Mrs. J^mes Carson
of Rutherfordton. The entire af
fair was very beautiful in every
Death of T. J. Barnes.
Thos. J. Barnes, whose death
was recorded last week in this pa
per, was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
A. S. Barnes. Mr. Barnes was 60
years of age. He is survived by
a wife and three sons as follows:
E. M. Barnes of California, J. H.
and G. F. Barnes of Marion. His
sister, Mrs. M. A. McKee of Lin-
colnton, N. C., also survives him.
Mr. Barnes was a member of the
Methodist church. He had been a
constant sufferer for several months.
Mr. Barnes was an industrious
farmer and lived about four miles
southeast of Marion. Funeral ser
vices were conducted by Rev. L.
D. Thompson and his body was in
terred in the family cemetery just
above his home.
STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK
tems Concerning Events of in
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
Julias Henline, of Spruce PiDe»
Mitchell county, has filed a volun
tary petition in bankruptcy. As
sets $2,835 and liabilities $1,556.
Grover Martin, a young man re
siding near Amity, Iredell county*
was struck by lightning Monday
while working in the field near his
home and instantly killed.
Col. G. W. Hinshaw of Winston-
Salem, vice president and general
manager of the National Festival
Chorus of America, announces that
the great music festival planned to
be held in a mammoth auditorium
at Black Mountain in August, will
not be held this year, owing to in
ability to get materials in time for
the construction of the auditorium.
President Martin of Davidson
College announced that the $75,000
which the college had to raise to
obtain the proffered $25,000 from
the General Education Board, has
been secured, making a total ad
dition to the college of $100,000.
Of this amount $75,000'will go to
the endowment fund and $25,000
will be used to build and equip a
Jurors for July Court.
The Board of County Commis
sioners met in monthly session at
the court house Monday. The
entire day was taken up with rou
tine matters, no business of par
ticular importance being presented
for consideration. Jurors were
drawn for the next term of court,
which convenes July 10, as follows:
First week—I. H. Bradley, A.
Wilkerson, C. W. Buchanan, C. L.
Lytle, H. A. Tate, J. K. Cowan,
J. F. Pyatt, B. F. Tisdale, Curtis
Williams, John Swann, G. L. For
tune, W. A. Silver, J. G. Shook,
W. C. Atwell, J, B. Burgin, T. E.
Hefner, Frank Greer, J. B. Neal,
Charles Holland, D. M. Laugh-
ridge, T. M. Janes, J. J. Lewis,
I. A. Holland, T. C Patton, H. M,
Hall, A. U. Wall, J. F. Ledbetter,
J. F. Greer, W. A. Murphy, J. C.
Conley, J. F. Patton, T. C. Dixon,
J. M. Sisk, T. b. Upton, H. J.
Burgin, T. R. Burgin.
Second week—W. T. Lee, E. S.
Brown, J. P. Williams, G. F.
Miller, M. J. Hoover, J. B. Bid-
dix, H. E. Lawing, R. W. Tate,
R. N. Ellis, J. E. Lawing, William
Pyatt, Burt Swann, J. H. Reel,
James Ward, W. H. Watkins,
J. H. Simpson, G. P. Poteet and
F. O. Simmons.
Plans Under Way for Celebration.
Arrangements are well under
way for a great Fourth of July
celebration at Marion this year.
Several attractions are already
booked including a balloon ascen
sion in the afternoon. An attrac
tive display of fireworks will be
arranged for the night of the 4th.
Some of the other features of the
day will be speeches, ban(f concerts,
automobile parades and tourna
All factories and shops will be
requested to give a holiday and it
is hoped to make this occasion one
of real pleasure and profit. Let
every man give the benefit of his
support and co-operation in help
ing to make this a big day.