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    MARION PROGRESS
A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
established 18%,
MARION, N. C, THURSDAY, AUG. 17, 1916,
VOL, xJl—KO. 51
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relief party at MARION
Governor Craig and Members of
Relief Committee Here Wed-
terday—Brief Addesses.
Governor Crai«, Mr. E. E.
Brittoo, chairman of the State
Relief committee, and Mr. Geo. A.
Holderness of Tarboro, a member
of the same committee, visited
Marion Wednesday looking after
the relief work in McDowell.
Messrs. Britton and Holderness
made short talks to a fair-sized
audience explaining the work of
the committee and oatlining plans
for the expenditure of the money
appropriated by the National gov
ernment for the flood sufferers in
North Carolina.
Governor Craig delivered a brief
but very eloquent speech, in which
he urged every man to take on new
courage and remain in McDowell
County. He explained the forma
tion of the state relief committee,
that he did not have to call upon
the people of the state to contri
bute to the relief of the destitute
in the flood sections, but that they
called upon him for an opportuni
ty to contribute. North Carolina
will receive $250,000 dollars for
carrying on this work said the
Governor, and that it was highly
probable that McDowell County’s
share would be $25,000. This
money to be used in the reconstruc
tion of roads and in relieving desti
tution. The expenditures will be
made under direction of the Chair
man of the County Board of Com
missioners and the local relief com
mittee of which Mr. J. W. Pless
is chairman.
Governor Craig and his party
left for Old Fort in the afternoon
to look over the damage done the
central highway from Old Fort to
Ridgecrest.
Solicitor Newland Deadi
Thomas M. Newland, solicitor of
the 16th judicial district, died at
his home in Lenoir Saturday after
noon at 3:15 o’clock, after an ill
ness of 30 hours from an attack of
acute Bright’s disease. He re
turned home Friday evening from
Morganton, where he had been in
attendance in Burke Superior
Court, and the announcement of
his death was a great surprise and
shock.
Mr. Newland was a son of the
late Ben. A. Newland, and was
born in McDowell county. He
was licensed to oractice law in
1895 and was associated with his
uncle, Hon. W. C. Newland, for a
number of years. He was ap
pointed solicitor of the 16th dis
trict by Governor Craig in, 1913
and 1914 was elected to a full term
of eight years. He is survived by
his wife, who was Miss Wilcox of
Washington.
Unless all indications fail the
Southern Railway will be operat
ing trains from Salisbury to Ashe
ville, it is said, in the next two
weeks. It is hoped to run a light
work train through within a few
days, and after that feat is accom
plished, it will not be long ^ before
passenger and freight trains
running on schedule again.
Haying been “deserted by the
Progressives,” Colonel Roosevelt
was immediately joined by those
sypathetic souls, Penrose, Root,
Crane and Smoot. The Colonel
never lacks friends.
Government Will Pay for RoadlNEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Work in McDowell.
Army Engineer James W. Mar
tin, representing the War Depart
ment, was in Marion the first of
the week and conferred with the
local relief committee about aid to
be given flood sufferers in Mc
Dowell from government funds.
The government’s plan of relief is
Relief
Radciife Company Sends
Worker to Marion.
Owing to floc^ conditions it was
not thought wise to have a Chautau
qua here this summer and the local
committee wire Mr. Radcliffe ask
ing release from the contract. His
reply follows:
Washington, D. C.. Aug. 2, 1916.
Mr. Byron Conley,
Marion. N. C.
ORDERED TO BORDER
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell County—
Items About Home People.
BRIDGEWATER
Bridgewater, Ang. 14.—Mr. and Mrs.
John Gibbs and children of Spartan
barg, S C., spent last week here at the
home of Mrs. G. C. Anthony.
. 11 ■ 1 I Nettie Hemphill wont to Shelby.
to give work wherever practical last week where she will spend some Dear Sir:
especially work on the roads. The time with her sister, Mrs. Geer. A few days ago one of my representa
committee decided to employ as Mrs. R. A. Abemethy and children tives returned from yonr section of
many of the flood su£Eerers who "* North CaroUna, and it waa only then
„ 1 *1 i. J Roby Conley of Marion was here on that I nnderstood the full extent of the
want work as thev can get, and 1
Mrs. H. Robinson and children c:
Brfckory are here visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Tate.
Mrs. Frank Wilson and daughter,
Mrs. Plant, of Knoxville, Tenn.
Wednesday here.
M. F. and S. P. Tate spent Monday
in Marion on business.
Misses Donnie and Annie Cobb of
Morganton and Dr. Brown of Charlotte
were visitors in Bridgewater Sunday.
Mrs. Kibler and Miss Zodie Smith of
Mississippi, who have been yisiting here
for some time, have gone to Morganton | disposal of your Chautauqua committee
to render every assistance in his power
Miss Belle I in bringing about such sanitary condi
. . ♦ 1 f I Bright, of Connellys Springs were the tions as will effectually prevent any
IniS plan not only O - Qf Mrs. G. C. Anthony Thursday, epidemic of disea^ resulting from the
as thev can get,
teams will also be hired, to begin
work at once on McDowell county
roads. The government will pay
the wages of the men and for the I
teams, for eight hours’ work daily,
the work to continue only 90 days.
The members of the county re
lief committee are J. W. PI
G. C. Conley and J. Q. Gilkey.
Mr. Conley is now looking after
getting the work under way and
it is hoped that those who lost
crops by the flood, or were thrown I a few days,
out of employment, will respond! Mrs. Charleton and rister.
promptly.
great damage resulting from the recent
)torm. Undegr the circumstances, I
I haven’t the slightest desire to urge your
committee any'forther in the matter of
fulfilling your Chautauqua contract. I
spent j realize you probably have yf|ir hands
more than full in taking care of the
situation confronting you, I not only
release you from your contract, as I
have done at seyeral other points affect
ed by the storm, but am sending Dr.
Paul Johnson, one of the best known
young physicians of this city, for the
purpose of placing his services at the
fers employment to those who need i r Abemethy spent the
it as a result of the flood, and gives with his family in Hickory.
them the opportunity to help them
selves, but it will also result
some good road work in McDowell
at the expense of the government,
and this will help all of us.
Large forces of hands were plac
ed on the roadi^ in Marion town-
week-end | storm. Dr. Johnson is a splendid Chris
tian gentleman of the very highest
Ben Seals has returned to Gastonia 1 standing among the medical fraternity
after spending a few days here with
homefolks.
Misses Pink and Kary Tate spent last
Thursday in Glen Alpine.
Troops in Ail Mobilization Campa
Will Move Toward Mexico—
Total Troops 175,000.
WMhin«t0ft—Ail th« National Oitar4
wbMm Inxduded in PrMidoxt WUaoi^
call on June 18. not yet on the M«|(
can border were Ofrd«red ^ere by tM
wmr depMtment.
B«tir«eii 20.000 and 25.000 adfditioiif
•2 troops thus wlU be added to
border force. i^uards
will number ai>proxii]i«Aiy 125,(^
the total of all troopa on the boi^«r ^
in Mexico will be 175,000.
Secretary Baker made a formal aa-^
aouncement that the tnoop more*
ment had nothing whatever to do with
the Mexican situation ma such and w«s
soleily to relienre thousands of troopfl
now held in mobilization camps only
because they lack a few recruits to
bring units up to fixed minimum
strength.
The order sends .the troops from
Kentucky, Ohio and Vermont to Che
border as soon as transportation oea.
be arranged for them and will move all
the others including those from Nortb
Carolina as soon €us they are piroperly
equipped. War department ofPidnls
decided on their action because the
troops are restive In camp and there
seemed to be no stimulus to recruiting
while there was no prospect of more-
ment to the border. They now expect
most of the regiments will be filled be
fore the troops leave.
DYSARTVILLE
Dysartsville, Aug. 14.—Miss Irene
- 1 X- iDysart and her brother, Carroll, of
ship yesterday and other sections
will be given immediate attention.
Miss.,
Government Funds for Road Work,
Gov. Craig, members of the ex
ecutive committee for the relief of
of Washington. It is because of his ex
perience under conditions somewhat
similar to those now confronting your
people that I have felt I wanted to send
him to you, knowing he will be most |
willing to co-operate with such state
and local forces as may be already at
work in your community, or to take the
lead if the demands on your State Board
of Health has been such as to prevent
it from rendering all the assistance
TOXAWAY DAM GONE;
FLOOD SWEEPS VALLEY.
J. B. Cowan of Water Valley,
is visiting homefolks here.
Mrs. Charles Kirksey of Morganton j necessary because of the wide exlent o{
is yisiting her mother, Mrs. Joanna area coyered by the storm
Landis I am sending Dr. Johnson entirely at
Mrs.. E. G. Dysart oi)ened school at my own expense, and he will under no
flood sufferers and representatives I Cowan School last Monday. A very circumstances accept any compensation
of the counties in which there was good enrollment was reported for the whatsoever for his services
held an im- first week. Miss Mamie Goforth also When conditions were favorable, your
opened school at Macedonia on the 7th. people were kind enough to enter into
J. L. Spratt made a business trip to business relations with me. Now that
Nebo last week. the sitaation has been changed, I want
Dewey Long and two sisters, Misses to assure you of my desiie to share at
Mary and Sarah, of Bostic spent the least to some extent in bearing the bur-
week-end with Miss Lillie Landis. den of the general misfortune
Mihh Maggie Taylor of Nebo spent With sincere good wishes, I am
last week with her grandmother, Mrs. W. L. Radcliffe
Harriet Taylor. Mr. Johnston Spent several days
MiM Lonnie Snipes of HOTmony^Grovej^g^^jj^^ in conjunction
, . , , with local nhysicians. Mr. Rad-
last week. '
James C. Goforth opened school at
Sandy Flat to-day.
great flood damage,
portant conference in Raleigh Fri
day, during which the Governor j
named one member each for the
county committees on relief,
through which the general com
mittee will act in the distribution
of relief funds, and the conference
heard a general statement from
Major Youngberg, representing | was the guest of Miss Willie Jarrett ]
the War Department, in the mat
ter of the plan for distribution of j
the relief fund in this State by the
Federal government.
Mr. J. W. Pless was named a
cliffe’s kindness in sending
here was much appreciated.
him
HARMONY GROVE
Hannony Grove, Aug. 14.—Mr. and
member of the committee for Me-1 Mrs. Elbert Simmons and little daugh
ter were tKe smests of the former’s
Death of Mrs. John Nesbitt.
Edneyvilie^ Aug. 9.—Mrs. John
550 Acres of Water is Released Into
Fertile South CaroHna Valley.
Asheville.—The great dam at Lake
Toxaway, 50 feet high, 400 feet in
width and holding back waters that
covered 550 acres of land in the Toxa-
fray region, 38 miles from this city,
crumpled and went out with a roar at
7:10 o’clock Sunday night, and at mid
night the waters thus released were
rushing down the Keowee River valley
toward South Carolina cities, thei^
path including Walhalla, Anderson,
Pickens and Senecca. Warnings of
flood danger were sent to all South
Carolina points from this city and
Greenville, S. C.
According to long distance message
from Toxaway, tl»e entire dam, built
of earth and stone, seemed to melt be
fore the rush of waters within a few
minutes. The initial opening in the
dam, caused, it is believed, by tho
seeping of a natural spring at tha
base, was not longer than a railwaiT
coach.
The dam, built In 1902, at a cost
of $38,000, was constructed at a point
where the hills are not more than 400
feet apart. The Toxaway country is
known as the “beautiful sapphire sec
tion” in tourist circles. The lake and
the hotel, named after the section,
were built in 1902 by a party of Pitts
burg capitalists.
Dowell.
Majpr Youngberg explained to
the conference the plan of giving
aid to flood sufferers through wages
for work in restoration of high
ways. He stated that such relief
is now available and that he
rela-
are
Hannie Holler is yisiting
tives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sisk of Marion
were visitors here Sunday.
Miss Beatrice Simmons of Marion
will I spoilt the w^k-end with relatives here
... Charles Crawley is visiting relatives
recognize the various committees
Mrs. Cordie Pyatt was a visitor here
Sunday.
A ])rotracted meeting was begun here
last Sunday. Indications are favorable
for a succMsful meeting.
that Governor Craig is creating,
He assured the Governor that he
is ready now to issue checks to
these committees at once for as
much as $1,000 to the county.
After two days of conferences! Farmers’ Union Meeting Sept. 9.
with the railroad managers and the The regular meeting of the McDoweU
w... i.>«"«
to bring about some form of set account of flood conditions,
tlement of the differences which' —^
tain whether strike may yet oe | routine busm^^^^^^
avoided
Weather Report.
Thomas McGuire, Sergeant tJ. S
Army, reports the temperature and
rainfs^ at Marion station for the week
as follows:
Maximum, - - 91 degrees
]tfiniTnnm. - - 62 degrees
Rain, - - • ^ inches
Sunshine per cent - .57
gates will be elected to the State meet
ing at Raleigh in November.
B. F. CORPENING, Pres.,
C. M. Pool, Secretary.
W. Nesbitt died at her home in
mother, Mrs. Anna Simmons, last week. | Edneyville Saturday evening, July
29, at the age of 24 years. The
decease was before her marriage
Miss Eufoula Ledbetter of Dome,
N. C. She was born and raised
there, and had only been a resident
of this place since December.
She had been a member of the
Baptist church at Broad River for
the past ten years, and was well
known and liked by all who knew
her. She was a true Christian,
kind neighbor, and a devoted wife.
The deceased is survived by her
husband, father, mother, three
sisters and six brothers.
[Mrs. Nesbitt was a daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Ledbetter of
Broad River Township andja sister
to W. O. and A. T. Ledbetter of
Marion. She taught school in this
county and had many friends who
will be grieved to learn of her
death.]
SENATORS DELIBERATE ON
$200,000,000 REVENUE BILL.
Washington.—The importance of the|
$200,000,000 revenue bill on which
Senate Democrats devoted many houra;
of deliberation in caucus, is being im-.
pressed upon leaders by the fact that*
apprropriations of the session now
nearing completion
records.
According to a report made by
the Pension office there are 3,144
North Carolinians on the pension
roll, who receive $705,013 per an
num.
Attorney R. L. Huffman of Mdr-
ganton announces his candidacy to
succeed the late Thomas M. New
land of Lenoir as solicitor of the
Sixteenth judicial district.
have broke all
FUGITIVES TELL OF
ROBBERY
IN MEXICO.
Laredo, Texas.—Walter Hitt and
his'^on, members of the Chamal Col-'
Dny in Mexico arrived and told stories
of mistreatment and robbery. They,
wid the remaining members of the
colony would return to the United
States when the weather permitted.
ALLIES ADVANCE BY HARD
FIGHTING IN SOMME REGION.'
London. — Hard fighting in the
Bomme region of France in Galicia
Itnd in the Italian theater, with further
gains for the Entente Allies in all
three regions, marked the operations
of the past few days. Northwest of|
Poderes, north of the Somme, the,
British made advaace of from 300 toi
100 yards over a froirt of nearly a milei
ifftinst the Germans and also captor-:
sd trenches on the plateau northweit;
of Baientinle-Petit.
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