A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N, C., THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 1916.
VOL, XXI—NO. 12
SEEMS SURE FOR WILSON
Appears to Have 276 Electoral
Votes Safe—House of Congress
Lost to Democrats.
The latest returns appear to
make absolately certain the elec
tion of President Wilson by a safe
majority in the electoral college.
CJounting California, New Mexico
tind New Hampshire for Wilson,
he has 276 votes. Giving Hughes
Minnesota, where the result, as in
^ome of the other States, is not
fully determined but appear to be
for Hughes, he will have 255.
With 17 isolated precincts still
unreported, the California vote
stood: Hughes 462,828; Wilsonr
466,106. The missing votes, it is
generally believed, will not ma
terially change President Wilson’s
majority of 3,278.
Republicans have hoped for a
^plit in the electoral vote in Cali
fornia, as was the case four years
ago, when Wilson got 2 and Roose
velt 11 of California’s 13 votes.
This split is hardly probable, re
ports from California say, but
counting the other votes now esti
mated for Mr. Wilson as absolute
ly safe, he could loi^ 10 votes from
California and still have a majori
ty. It is not probable, however,
that he will lose that many, if he
Official returns from all election
districts in New Hampshire give
Wilson 43,787; Hughes 43,724,
plurality of 63 for Wilson.
With only 15 widely scattered
precincts in New Mexico to report.
President Wilson’s plurality over
Charles E. Hughes in that State
4stood at 1,174. It is not believed
that final returns will make any
North Dakota is safely Demo
cratic, savs a dispatch from Bis
marck, N. D. With 14 precincts
missing Wilson lead by 963 votes.
The latest report from Minneso
ta, with some returns yet to bei
heard from, gave Hughes a lead
The Republican national com
mittee has not yet conceded Mr.
Official Vote in McDowell.
The official vote in* McDowell
for Wil&o'n was 1,274, Hughes
The official vote for the State
Governor: Bickett, 1,268; Lin-
Lieutenant Governor: Gardner,
1,268; Jenkins, 1,233.
Secretary of State: Grimes, 1,-
267; Strowd, 1,235.
State Treasurer: Lacy, 1,267;
Superintendent of Public In
struction: Joyner, 1,266; Pugh,
Attorney General: Manning, 1,-
268; Parker, 1,234.
Commissioner of Labor: Ship
man, 1,146; Jordan, 1,161.
Commissioner of Agriculture:
Graham, 1,146; French, 1,161.
State Senators: Matheson, 1,257;
Nelson, 1,231, (1,256); Wakefield,
1,232; Patton, 1,231.
The county ticket is published
elsewhere in tabulated form.
Apple Show Here December 2,
The McDowell Coupty Apple
show will be held in the court
house in Marion on Saturday,
December 2. This late date should
ijrive everyone an opportunity to
attend as harvesting and seeding
will be finished and, with suitable
weather, much fall plowing done.
Anyone^aving choice fruit should
save about twelve of the best speci
mens for the show. It is honed to
have a large number of exhibits of
Winesaps and Limbertwigs espec
ially, because these two will very
likely prove to be the best varie
ties for the hills of McDowell.
It will be a surprise to most peo
ple to know that apples from the
northern part of Georgia won first
prize at the convention of the In
ternational Apple Shippers Asso
ciation held at Niagara Falls re
cently. The State of Washington
won second place. We have ^ in
McDowell bractically the same
climate as north Georgia and can
raise equally as good fruit.
Good speakers have been secur-
^ ed to talk on opportunities in ^ruit
NEWS FROM THE COUNTY
Brief Mention of Some of the Hap
penings in McDowell "County—
Items About Home Peoplis.
Nebo, Nov. 14.—Mrs. M. V.
Snipes has returned home after an
extended visit to homefolks at Bat
Misses Iowa Sigmon and Lottie
Wilson of Pitts, spent the week
end with homefolks here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Beach spent
Saturday with relatives in Mor-
Misses Estelle Wilson and Ade
line Wilkinson were shopping in
Chaffie Sigmon spent Saturday
and Sunday in Bridgewater with
his sister, Mrs. M. L. Hildebrand.
Misses Sallie and Vera Wacaster
spent the week-end with homefolks
at Chapel Hill.
Miss Myrtle Beck of Linville is
visiting her sister, Mrs. R. V.
B. G. Gettys. made a business
trio to Statesville, Monday.
Mrs. J. M. Tyler visited her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Gibbs,
in Marion during the past week.
Clarence Goode of Connelly
Springs is visiting his sister, Mrs.
M. W. Mann.
Mrs. M. A. Rudisill of Henry
spent a few days here during the
Mrs. W. A. Cellars of Canton
spent Sunday with her aunt, Mrs.
J. K. Stacy.
L. E. Sigmon of Black Moun
tain spent Monday with friends
and relatives here.
Mrs. M. M. Gilbert of Rock
Hill, S. C., is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Caroline Jtfmison.
The Senate remains Democratic
but the next House of Congress
i)vill be very close and probably
controlled by the Republicans.
With a few districts still in doubt,
the Republicans appear to have a
plurality of four or five members
and a possible majority of two or
three when it is figured that an in-
depeDdent elected in Massachusetts
and a Progressive elected in Min
nesota will probably vote with
them for organization purposes.
In the Tenth North Carolina dis
trict the official returns give Britt,
Republican, a majority of 13 votes,
but the Democratic managers as
sert that a recount of the ballots
in Buncombe county will give
Weaver a majority. The Buncombe
board of canvasers will meet again
Thursday to decide the contest.
Glove Factory for Marion.
Marion is to have a new indus
try added to the list of growing
manufacturing enterprises, the lat
est addition being a glove factory.
The promoter of this new enter
prise is Mr. J. W. Streetman. The
plant will be located near the Caro
lina hosiery mill. Mr. Streetman
expects to be ready for operation
at an early date.
growing in McDowell and the show
promises to be a success. A Na
tional Farm Loan association will
be organized on the same day.
G. W. Miller and Miss Edna
Godfrey were married last Thurs
day evening at the home of the
bride’s parents in Marion, Rev.
L. D. Thompson officiating. A
number of relatives and friends
witnessed the ceremony, which was
followed by a supper.
Bridgewater, Noy. 10.—Mrs. T. W.
Wilson of Glenwood and Mrs. T. B.
Conley Qf Marion spent last week here
with th^r father, M. F. Tate.
]V(i8ses Ola and Ora Jarrett were shop
ping in Motganton Saturday.
Miss Cecelia Ballew left this week for
Eafola, where she will teach in the
Pat Thompson mi£3e a business trip
to Asheyille Saturday.
Mrs. R. A. Abemethy and sister.
Miss Norah, spent We^esday with
Mrs. E. Ii. Abemethy.
Key Landis of Dysartsville spent
Sanday here with friends.
Misses Lillian Hnnter and Tressie
Ballew of Nebo spent the week-end
here with homefolks.
Abner Seals and little daughter, Ab-
by Chr^stal, are visiting relatives in
Morgantoii this week.
Mrs. C. Sigmon and daughter, Miss
Tracy, spent Monday here with Mrs.
M L. Hildebran.
Mrs. A. E. Neal and little niece,
Mary Belle Blackburn, have returned
to their home in Marion after spending
several days with relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anthony of Mor-
ganton spent Sunday here with rela
Garden City, NoV; 14.—Mrs. Jf
E. Jimeson is home again after an
extended trip to Knoxville and
Johnson City, Tenn.
Miss Dora Gibbs was home for
Quite a number of people from
here anticipate seeing, “The Birth
of a Nation,” at Asheville on next
Misses Tina and Alice Elliott
were visitors on Tom’s creek Sun
Miss Biddix was shopping in
. H. A. Gibbs is right sick with
Miss Rena Jimeson spent the
week-end here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Jimeson.
The children of the Garden City
school had a sham presidential
election on election day, each girl
and boy being allowed to cast one
vote either for Hughes or Wilson.
The vote resulted in a majority of
10 for Wilsoi^ The voters-to-be
were very enthusiastic over the
Nealsyille, Nov. 13.—Misses Sadie*
Heaten and dudie ‘Morgan of Rutber-
fordtoa visited Miss Bessie Raburn Sat
urday and Sunday.
Misses Logan, Pyatt and Wilson were
in Marion shopping Saturday.
Miss Ada Conley spent the week-end
with homefolks at Marion Junction.
Miss Edith Lonon spent the week-end
with relatives in Asheville.
A short play and box supper wiH be
given at the Glenwood graded school
buildicg Saturday night.
Miss Maggie Byrd, who is teaching
in the Old Fort graded school, spent
Saturday and Sunday with homefolks
STATE NEWS OF THE WEEK
Items Concerning Events of In
terest and Importance Through
out the State.
The mid-winter meeting of the
Cdancil of State Federated Clute
is being held in Morganton this
Depressed by ill health, Frank
B. Richardson co^imitted suicide
at his home in Charlotte yesterday
by taking poison. * Wife and eight
R. A. Beattie, the Charlotte man
who killed his wife some time ago,
has been declared insane and will
be sent to the criminal insane de
partment of the State prison.
President Wilson has refused to
make any comment on the election
pending the receipt of formal word
from Mr. Hughes and the Repub
lican national committee conceding
Cost of hauling produce to and
from the farms of the country is-
reduced as much as 25 cents per
ton-mile by good roads accordinir
to calculations of experts of the
department of agriculture.
Thompson’^ Fork, Nov. 13.—Fletcher
Simmons, whoha^been attending school
at Round Hill, is at home for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Janes were in
Marion last Saturday.
John Buff of Morganton was a visitor
here Saturday and Sunday.
Will Toney visited relatives at Har
mony Grove, Sunday.
Quite' a number of the young people
of this community attended a candy
prilling at the home of Joe Holland Sat
M. F. Tate made a business trip ^ to
Marion one day last week.
Beatrice Simmons is home from Ma
rion for awhile on account of illness.
George Seagle of Marion was a busi
ness visitor here Monday.
Letters go out this week from
the County Superintendent’s office
to every teacher in the county,
urging a special campaign on the
attendance issue. Teachers are
urged to exert all possible personal
influence to secure daily attendance,
acd are requested to comply strict
ly with the provisions pf the com
pulsory attendance law, making
weekly report on the absences of
pupils between the ages of eight
Fridiiy, Saturday and Monday
were ^y days'for flood relief suf
ferers who put in 'time on road
work in the county."^The pay roll
for the month of October amount
ed to $3,142 which was distributed
among 511 laborers. There are
now 400 men at work on the pub
lic roads in McDowell county.
THE OFFICIAL VOTE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
Nothing impresses the profes
sional school visitor with greater
force than the varied reactions ob-
tained in the school room by the
individual personalities and the
differing degrees of effort and in
terest put forth by the teacher,
buperior equipment, while always
desirable, by no means guarantees
the best results. In fact some of
our most isolated and barest school
rooms present a condition of in
terest and enthusiasm'that is most
gratifying. All honor to the teach
er wuo, in the face of unusual ob
stacles and lack of outwiard en
couragement, maintains a happy,
wholesome, and enthusiastic school
1 Parker, R —
Halford, R —
Ashworth, R .
AlexanderinEarnestfor Good Roads
The election of Dr. Crowsen,
Democrat, to the house from Alex
ander county was the resalt of his
position in favor of good rotds
bonds, it is said here, his opponent,
Mr. Obe Teague, opposing them.
In the election of Mr. MackBlack-
enship. Republican, of Whitten-
berg township to the board of com
missioners, the county bas another
good roads friend. Mr. Blacken-
ship not only favors roads, but
wants the Catawba - Alexander
bridge rebuilt. The bond issue
was for $150,000.—Hickory Record
Several passengers were injured,
the engmeer. was killed and the
fireman badly scalded, when South
ern Railway passenger train No.
32, the ""Augusta-New York Spe
cial,” was wrecked in t^e yards at
Charlottesville, Vs., Tuesday. The
fireman died later.