A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N. C., THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 1916.
VOL. XX—NO. 43
WILSON AND MARSHALL
Renominated by National Demo
Speaits to Delegates.
Renominated For President
son was notified at 1 o’clock
Friday morning by Secretary
Tumulty that he and Vice Presi
dent Marshall had been nomi
nated by acclamation at the St.
Louis convention. His only
“I am very grateful to my
Coliseum, St. Louis.—President Wll
son and Vice President Marshall were
nominated by acclamation by the Dem-
ocraUc National Convention, the tick
et being completed four minutes be
IVlarshall Opposition Melted.
There never was any doubt of Pres
ident Wilson’s nomination but there
was a possibility that fiome vice prefl-
idental booms might be brought out
in opposition to Vice President Mar
shall. They melted away, however,
when the convention got in session,
and as soon as President WMson’a
nomination had been made a roaring
chorus of acclamation. Senator Kern,
who renominated Mr. Marshall, cast
aside a long preparted speech and
“I nominate Thomas Riley Marshall
of Indiana for vice president.”
To President Wilson’s nomination
there was only one dissenting vote,
Robert Emmett Burke of Illinois, who
came to the convention announcing
that he was opposed to the president.
His vote technically made the presi
dent’s nomination, 1,091 to 1.
Firemen Halt Bryan.
The Coliseum was so full that the
fire department took charge of the en
trances and permitted no more to
come in. William J. Bryan, however,
managed to get by and got an up-
roarous reception. Senator James
learned of the Nebraskan’s plight and
At 9:15 o’clock Chairman James
rapped the convention to order. The
Rev. W. J. Hardesty, chaplain of the
Missouri senate, offered prayer. After
the prayer thfe crowd renewed ^3
demands for a speech from Bryan.
Senator Thompson moved a suspen
sion of the rules to permit Mr. Bryan
to speak. There were some “noes”
but the chairman ruled two-thirds
had voted In favor.
A committee headed by Senator
Kern escorted Mr. Bryan to the
speaker’s place while the floor and
galleries roared their approval.
Speaks 45 Minutes.
Senator James introduced Mr. Bry
an as “one of the leading citizens of
the world and America's greatest
Bemocrat.” Bryan after speaking 45
minutes, was loudly cheered.
Thon the roll of the states was
called for nominations. Alabama
yielded to New Jersey and Judge
John W- Wesoott nominated Presi
Judge Wescott spo^:e very slowly.
At the rate he uttered his first 300
words it would require about one hour
and twenty minutes to conclude.
The delegates were attentive and
quiet as Judge Wesoott proceeded
but the galleries were impatient.
“Name him, name him,” came cries
from the galleries, and Judge Wes
cott hurried his speech.
As he closed at 10:49 with a men
tion of the name of “Woodrow Wil
son” the crowd broke into a great
demonstration. Moving picture flash
lights blazed and flags were paraded
In front of the stand. The band play
ed “The Star Spangled Banner”
"w^hile a huge banner bearing the
President’s likeness was unfurled
from the roof.
Demonstration for Wilson.
The delegates began a parade bear
ing state stanchions. The crowd rose
to its feet. Many delegates stood on
their chairs. “Dixie” and other mel-
>dies by the band evoked fresh bursts
Chairman James yielded the chair
during the demonstration to Repre-
«enatlve Heflin of Alabama. Women
delegates were among the paraders.
and representatives helped
Mrs. M. W. Mann has returned home
from the hospital at Hickory where she
recently underwent a ^rious operation.
Ernest Beach visited his aunt in Hick
ory one day £Bif(t week.
Dome, June 17.—Miss Thelma Grant
of Old Fort was recently a pleasant
Jerome Laughter of Bald Mountain is
visiting his nephew, Harold Taylor.
Elbert Nanney is reported on the sick
Miss Eula Nanney of Crooked Creek
was the guest of her cousin, Miss Sallie
Laughter, last week.
Mrs. J. M. Nanney has been seriously
ill for some time.
Will Creasmon and Goodrich Penland
of Montreat are visiting homefolks this
Osborne Gk>lightely of Black Moun
tain is spendifig some time here.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ledbetter spent
last Sunday in Old Fort.
Mr. and Mrs. William Nanney were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Nan
ney last Sunday.
STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK
terns Concerning Events of In
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County—
Items About Home People.
(Continued on page two)
Harmony Grove, June 19.—
Zelda and Ruth Yelton spent the week
end with relatives at Golden.
A number of the young folds of this
place attended the Children’s Day exer
cises at Dysartsville last Sunday.
Miss Hettie Crawley is spending a
few days with homefolks here.
Alfred Lavender spent Saturday and
Sunday with relatives.
Alexander Crawley made a business
trip to Marion Saturday.
J. T. Davis of Glen wood was a busi
ness yisitor here one day last week.
Miss Beatrice Simmons has returned
to her work at the Clinchfield Cotton
Bettie Biggerstaff of Patton spent
Saturday and Sunday with relatives
,Mrs. Hattie Holland and daughter,
Rosa, was shopping in Marion Saturday.
G. W. Pyatt made a business trip to
Glenwood one day last week.
Charles Crawley and Fleming Snipes
of Marion were visitors here last Sunday.
J. S. Pyatt was in Manon one day
A. J. Simmons was a business visitor
here one day last week.
D. C. Brown of Thompson’s Fork
made a business trip here one day last
Dr. William Furgerson of Marion was
here on business one day last week.
Christopher Owensby and his wife
and little son, Clyde, visited the for
mer’s parents here today.
Woodlawn, June 19.—J. A. Good and
two sons made a business trip to Wood
lawn last Wednesday.
Joe Godfrey of Kingsport, Tenn., and
Tvrifw Lillie Leakey of this place were
united in Holy wedlock last Wednesday,
D. C. Wheeler officiating.
Miss Wilma Corpening has returned
home after a visit in Marion.
Wheat is ready to harvest. It looks
to be very good this year, though the
straw is yery short on account of the
long dry weather.
Three marriages were solemnized Sun
day morning at 9 30 o’clock at D. R.
Byrd’s residence, D. C. Wheeler officiat
ing, the contracting parties being Miss
Bessie Byrd and Dowe Gouge, Miss Al-
lie Hicks and Lucius Hollifield, and
Miss Eva Hollifield and Preston Holli
field. We congratulate these young
people and wish them a bright future
and a prosperous and happy life.
The road commissioners of Turkey
Cove township need waking up
of the roads have not been worked in
over twelve months and they are al
most impassable. Somebody has been
Carnie Washburn is ill with measles
at the home of A. Hicks.
A number of cases of whooping cough
have been reported throughout the com
Mrs, McCall Hostess to Twentieth
Mrs. William C. McCall was hostess
Friday afternoon to the Twentieth Cen
tury Club, this being the last meeting
of the year. The club was entertained
in a most elaborate and delightful man
ner. Misses Elsie House and Mary
Gordon Greenlee served punch on the
broad veranda which was beautiful
with palms, ferns and pink roses. The
subject for the afternoon was local
history. Mrs. W. T. Morgan read
most interesting paper on the life of
Francis Marion, for whom this town
was named, ^rs. L. IX TJbomjson ^ad
a paper giving the history of the town
of Marion from an early date, which
was full of information and sparkling
with wit and caused much laughter and
comment. It was decided by the ladies
to endeavor to make the town even
Officers were elected for the ensuing
year as follows; Mrs D. E, Hudgins
president; Mrs. J. Q. Gilkey, vice-presi
dent, and Mrs. A. Blanton, secretary
and treasurer. After the program the
game of •‘42” was played at five tables
The hostess, assisted by Mrs. Pescud
Craig and Miss Joyce Decker, served
two-course luncheon at a late hour.
The visiting guests were Mrs. Hubert
Poteat of Wake Forest, Misses Elsie
House and Mary Gordon Greenlee.
Nebo, June 20.—Mrs.
J. F. Wilson,
Mrs. G. D. Taylor and Mr. and Mrs. R.
V. Wilson were the guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Caleb Kincaid at Bridgewater
J. E. Sigmon spent Sunday in Hickory
Miss Ruth Hunter, who has been at
the Greensboro College for women, is at
home for her summer vacation.
W. J. Bowman made a business trip
to Hickory Monday.
Mrs. R. A. Hemphill and Miss Fannie
Bailey were shopping in Marion Satur-
Miss Iowa Sigmon, after spending a
month with her sister in Erwin, Tenn.,
has returned home.
Edgar Smith of Marion made a busi
ness trip to Nebo one day last week.
Miss Fay Padgett was shopping in
Mrs. White Entertains.
Mesdames Stone and Henderson were
the honor guests at a beautiful “4£^’
party given them on Saturday after
noon by Mrs. Geo. I. White at her
pretty home on South Main street. The
porches of this spacious home were
made yery attractive by the artistic
arrangement of swinging baskets and
jardinieres * of nasturtiums, sweetpeas
Some i and ferns. There were ten tables ar
ranged for the players and at each table
sat a ‘dummy.” A game of mock
bridge caused much wonder and merri
ment, as “Dummy” could not be coaxed
into conversation and often seemed par
tial in the awarding of punches. Soon,
however, it was evident i;he number of
punches depended upon the topic of
your conversation and “Gossip”, for
which one receiyed only one punch,
was stopped, and “War,” “High Cost
of Living,” etc., were discussed as sub
jects worth while, which brought fiye
and six punches.
After a number of games of “42”
dainty refreshments consisting of cream
cake and candies were served by Misses
Nolle Blanton, Sarah Hudgins and Mar
gie White. Mrs. Stone was prettily
gowned in pongee with a touch of rose
Mrs. Henderson was exceedingly at
tractive in a charming costume of bro
caded rose charmeuse, and Mrs. White
was very dainty in a prettily embroid
ered blue voile.
Announcement has jast
made that Salisbury is to have a
new $200,000 industrial plani, a
bleachini; and mercerizins: mill.
Harry Taylor, 14-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Taylor of
Spartanburg, S. C., was drowned
in Linyille river, near Linville
Falls, Tuesday, the 13th.
At Spruce Pine, Mitchell coun
ty, Sunday afternoon, Claude Ellis
was cut by Jack Willis. The
wound may be fatal and Willis is
held for trial. The parties invol
ved are youths.
Four persons, three women and
one man, were drowned in the
Pamlico river Thursday when the
small passenger steamer running
between Washington (N. C.) and
Miss Mary Rowe of Catawba
county has been elected county su
pervisor of schools and home dem
onstration agent for Catawba coun
ty at a salary of $1,000 the year,
half paid by the county and half
by a fund otherwise provided for
The Southern Power Company
is extending a power line from
Hickory in the direction of Mor-
gaoton with the purpose of con
necting with the work to be erect
ed on the power site recently pur
chased on the Catawba river near
Morganton. The line construction
force has reached a point near
Valdese, west of Connelly Springs.
Lightning struck a granary be
longing to Mr. A. P. Troutman,
near Keyser, Moore county, a few
days ago destroying his entire crop
of corn and a lot of other feedstuff.
Mr. Troutman’s dwelling and an
outhouse containing several hun
dred bushels of corn were destroy
ed by fire in Keyser about two
months ago. Since then Mr.
Troutman has been living on bis
farm, where ill-luck seems to have
At the regular meeting of the
board of directors of the State
Hospital at Morganton last Wed
nesday the reoort of Supt. Me-
Campbell showed that there were
on the roll at last report—March
31st—1,584 patients—676 men and
908 women. During April and
May 59 were admitted—19 men
and 40 women; discharged 93—29
men and 64 women; died 17—11
men and 6 women; remaining May
31st 1,533—655 men and 878 wo
Marion is to have a laundry, the
promoters being S. C. Roberts and
Fred Barnes. The machinery has
been ordered and it is planned to
have the plant in operation by the
first of next month.
Czernowitz in Hands of Russians.
London, June 18.—Czernowitz,
capital of the Austrian crown land
of Bukowina, is in the hands of
the Russians, and the Austrians
who had been holding it are in re
treat toward the Carpathina moun
tains. Hard fighting took place in
in the capture of Czernowitz
bridgehead and in the passage of
the river Pruth, but when finally
the Russians gained the right bank
of the river the Austrians evacuat
ed the capital, leaving one thova-
and prisoners and some guns
the hands of the Russians.
A cement walk has been put
down at the Methodist parsonage
on Logan street.