A WEEKLY NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BEST tfTEREST W THE PEOPLE OF McDOWELL COUNTY.
MARION, N. CrTHlTRSDAt, 1^. 7, 1916.
VOL. XXI—NO. 15
J. L. Nichols Elected Chairman of
List of Jurors.
The new board of county com*
missionefs were sworn in Monday.
The board is tsomposed of Messrs.
W. H. Taylor, J. L. Nichols and
W. C. Morris, Mr. Taylor being
the only member of the old bgard
Temaininjf. The commissioners
elected Mr. Nichols chairman. Mr.
W. M. McNairy was re-elected
jattorney for the board.
The new officers—^ F. Parker,
register of deeds; A. Laugh-
ridge, sheri*flE; Millard G. Poteat,
treasarer., J. C. Elliott, surveyor—
all took the oath of office and filed
The commissioners were in
sion two days, most the time being
3evoted to routine matters. J. H.
Morris was appointed road com
missioner in Glen wood township
to fill the vacancy caused by the
resignation of W. C. Morris.
Jurors for the January term of
McDowell Superior Court were
drawn as follows:
First week—A. Burgin, F. M.
Bradley, C. D. Corpening, Ed.
AllisoD, G. M. Bird, W. A. Bur
gin, W. S. Parker, T. Y. Eoley,
T. L. Nichols, A. E. Neal, Sam
Holland, J. W. Horton, J.
Pyatt, John Smith, S. N. Gra^
J. H. Crown, J. C. Goforth and
B. G. Gettys.
Second week—R. D. Pyatt, W
H. William, S. D. Glenn, P. D.
Nanney, W. W. Dickson, §. Hr G
£[anipe, J. M. Clay, W. H. Hill,
R. I* Padgett, W. M. Lawing
E. A. Upton, J. E. Wilson, W. M
Ledbetter, W. H. Morris, J. R
iTarris, T. W. Goforth, J. M
Haney and L. G. Arrowood.
The Twentieth Century Gttib
held its regular meetincT Friday
afternoon at the home of the presi
dent,^ Mrs. D. E. Hudgins. The
subject for the afternoon was
North Carolina Day,” which
proved to be a most interesting
program. Resp^^ to roll call
included readings from North Caro
lina authors, which was followed
by two papers—“North Carolina,
the Most Desirable Place tq Live,’’
by Mrs. Copeland, and “The Land
of the Sl^,” by Mrs. Pescud Craig.
At the close of the program each
member expressed a wish in prose
try for Mrs. Thompson and
ay, to take with them to
their new homes. They leave this
week for Statesville and Albemarle
carrying with them the good wishes
of all. As guests of honor each
were presented with a beautiful
book by the hostess.
A special feature of the after
noon was a “shower” of Christmas
packages, containing useful arti
cles lo be sent to the soldiers in
(he war-stricken district.
farewell Message to Congregation
Rev. L. D. Thompson, pastor of
the Marion Methodist church,,de*
livered his farewell sermon here
•Sunday night. Short talks were
made by Mr.^C. F. Jemes and Mr
D. E. Hudgins, which were fol
lowed by some remarks by Rev
J. C. Sto«y and Rev. Wm. H
Moore, all of whom expressed keen
regret at Mr. Thompson’s depart
ure. Mr. Thompson has been pas
tor of the ^Methodist church here
for three years and has given the
utmost satisfaction, and the entire
community feels a distinct h
however, proud of the fact that he
goes into a larger field,.
Rev. J. R. Scroggs succeeds Mr.
Thompson. Mr. Scroggs for the
past four years has been presiding
elder of the Shelby district.
Mr. Thompson and li^nily l®ft
yesterday for l3!atesyille, their new
home. Marion regrets very much
to lose this splendid fi^mily.
Judge Continues Hearing to ISt
on Britt Petition.
Raleigh, Dec, 5. — James
Britt won his first' point in the
varied turns in the Tenth district
fight between himself and Zebulon
Weaver, his Democratic opponent,
today when Judge Bond preserved
the status quo by denying the de
murder of the state canvassing
board to the injunction granted by
Judge Frank Carter severiri days
ago in Salisbury* He set Decem
ber 19 as the date for further hear
ing. No certificate was therefore
An informal congregational re
ception was given by members of
the Methodist church Monday even
ing at the home of Mr. Jo||nl)eck-
er in honor of Rev. and Mrs. L. D.
Thompson. Quite a number at
tended. The board of stewards
presented Mr. Thompson with a
bsndsome traveling ba^E.^ PuncL
The Aid Society of the Metho
dist church gave a very delightful
entertainment Tuesday afternoon
at the home of Mrs. W. W. Neal
comnliment to Mrs. L. D.
Thompson. The manner of enter
tainment was unique, composed of
various games. The ministers’
wives of the other denominations
were also guests. The society pre
sented Mrs. Thompson with a
cameo brooch. A salad course was
NEWS FROM THE CWTY
Brief Mention of Some of th« Hap-
peningiB In MeDowelt Coun^ni—
items About Home Pteple.
Bridgewater, Dec. 5.—Mn. 8no Rld-
dld of BobbisBville is here viaiting her
nieces, Mrs. B. A. Abemttfay, Mrs.
Hattie Middleton imd Miss H»m BsUew.
Misa Katherine Bockett spent Thanks
giving with friends at Conover.
J. H. Tate of Marion spent Siinday
here with his parents. He was accom-
companied home by his little son, Phil,
who spent seyeral weeks here.
Miss Laura Moore of Enola was the
gnest of Miss 19ettie Hemfhill last
Miss Terissa Campbell spent Satur
day and Snnday with homefolks at
Vernon Cashion has returned after
spending a few days with friends in
Misses Treseie Ballew and Lillian
Hunter of Nebo spent Thanksgiving
here with homefelks.
T. W. Wilson and daughter, Miss
Mildred, of Glenwood, visited relatives
here last week.
W. J. Ballew of Marion Junction
spent Monday here on business.
Mjss Lou Giles of Tabl^ Rock spent
Mrs. Charles Dewey and little son
have returned to their home in Ashe-
yille after spending a few days here
Miss Nell Gibbs spent the week-end
with homefolks at Garden City.
Miss Donnie McGimsey of Glen Al
pine was a visitor at the Bust House
Key Landis of Dysartsville spent Sun
Pat Thompson made a business trip
to Asheyille taat Saturday.
Mrs. W. Jay Ballew of Marion Junc
tion visited relatives here last week.
Abner Seals of Hankins spent the
week-end here with his family.
Miss Cecelia Ballew of Enola spent
the week-end J[iere with homefolks.
There will be a box supper at the
school house here Friday evening for
the benefit of the Presbyterian church.
Born, to Mrs. Hattie Middleton,
cember 1st, a daughter.
turday night of December 16th. Every
one ii invited. The Marion^ Band will
faniish music for the entertainment.
A Thanl^ving program was ren
dered at the Baptist chnrch, which waa
much enjly^ by all, more especially
the Innoheon served by the ladies.
Presiding Elder Holmes^ Appoint
ments for This District.
Rev. Parker Holmes, presiding
elder of the Morganton district of
the Western North Carolina Con
ference, recently appointed to this
office at the (jastonia conference,
announces the following appoint
ments for the month of December:
Old Fort, December 9-10.
Marion, December 10-11.
Marion Ct., Carsons, December
Marion Mills, old mill, Decem^
Morganton Ct., Salem, Decem
Morganton Station, December
McDowell Ct., Nebo, December
Thermal City, CenjjjBnnial, De
Rutherfordton, December 80-31
Dysartsville, Dec. 4.—Carson E
Jarrett and Miss Cela May DaVes
were married here Sunday, Rev
J. R. Denton officiating. Those
oresent for the ceremony were
Charles Moss, Miss Nettie Cowan
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Denton, T. B.
Landis, Miss^ Lillie Landis and
C. H. Mangum.
We extend them hearty congrat
The Teachers' Assembly.
More than a thousand t^hers
responded to the call of ^he State
department to gather at Raleigh
during thanksgiving week for the
annual Teachers’ Assembly, Coun
ty and oity superintendents and
supervisors, high school principals,
farm life specialists and teachers
of every grade were provided for
in their various departments with
ample schedules of work. Special
ists from tl>road. Dr. Briggs of
Columbia University, New York;
Dr. Bagley, from the University
of Illinois; Prof. Dykema, Uuni-
versity of Wisconsin; Miss*Broch-
hausan of^ndianapolis, and Gov.
Brumbaugh of Pennsylvania offer
ed class work and addresses both
inspirational and practical.
Spirited conferences and round
tables were conducted in all de-
partmentf by experts at work in
our own field. General gatherings
on Thanki^iying morning and
evening and each evening of the
week were addressed by able speak
ers and enlivened by excellent mu
sical programs. One teacher was
heard is remark on the closing day
“Jf it was only to get together and
see the folks it_ would , be_ worth
Hankins, Dec. 4.—The box supper giv
en at the school house Thanksgiving
night was well attended by patrons and
visitors The proceeds amounted to
126.20, which will be used for the bene
fit of the school.
Mrs. J. y. Barnes of Marion was the
guest of her sister, Mrs. Dona Jarrett,
Nelle Gibbs of Bridgewater spent the
holidays here as the guest of her sister,
Tate Pyatt of Nebo was a iisitor here
J. H. Hemphill is moving his family
to Nebo. We regret very much to see
many of the old residents leaving the
Mr. and Mrs. B. D. Bames received a
telegram last Monday telling of the
death of their son, George, which oc
curred on the morning of the 27th. He
has resided in Paradise, Mont., for many
years He was near 35 years and leaves
Mr, and Mrs. S. W. Cannon spent the
week-end at Patton with the formers
Among the young people away at
school that spent the holidays at home
were Gertrude Barnes of Nebo, .Joe
Hall of Union Mills, and Will Morgan
MiflH Delia Gibbs spent the week-end
with homefolks at Garden City.
Changes in Schedules on Southern
Some important changes in train
schedules on the Southern are to
be made next Sunday, it is an
nounced. Trains Nos. 15 and 16
will be operated as through trains,
stopping only at the larger towns
along the way, except between
Asheville and Ridgecrest, where
they will do local work. No. 15
will leave Salisbury at 5:50 a. m.
and arrive at Asheville at 11 a. m.
It will carry a New York sleeping
car, Washington sleeping car and
dining caK No. 16 will leave
Asheville at 3:45 p. m., instead of
6:45 p. m., as now, and will arrive
at Salisbury at 8:45 p. ni. Train
No. 86 will leave Asheville at 6
a. m. and arrive at Salisbury at
11:10 a. m, Train No. 12 will
leave Asheville at 1:55, niaking
local stops and arriving at Salis
bury at 7:45 p. m.
CHAPKL HILL ^
Chapel Hill, Dec. 5.—Tlfe Cmj?el HiU
school has been moving along nioijy for
the past seven weeks. The teachlbrs and
students have organized a literary so
ciety, which meets every two weeks.
The programs have been easily rendered
by students who take an ideal interest
in the work.
. A box suppOT is beug planned to take
pla^ in connection with a Christmas
ei^rtainment to be giyen here on Sat-
STATENEWS OF THE WEEK
Items Concerning Events of In*
terest and Importance Through
out the States
l£e plant of the Soo^ AtlaDlie
Lumber Company at Oreenaboro
was destroyed by fire latl Tbart-
day. The loss is roughly estimat
ed at over $100,000.
Lenoir will endeavor secure
the location of the hospital which .
the Western North CaroliBa Con*
ference, M. E. Church, South,
proposes to locate withjn the
Jbounds of the conference.
James A. Clay well, possibly the
oldest citizen of Morganton, bay
ing last simmer completed his
92nd year, and one of the most
esteemed citizens of Burke county,
died Friday morning at his home
in Morganton. «
Robert Winkler of Bridgewater
died in Dr. Long's Sanatorium at
Statesville Monday atter an Ulness
of several weeks. Mr. Winkler
was about 60 years old and is sur
vived by three children. Mr.
Winkler was worth probably $35,-
000 and a few days ago his chil
dren instituted a suit to have a
guardian appointed for him, but
he died before the courts passed
on the questions at issue.
^Ben Levi, aged 15, met a horri
ble death near Hendersonville late
Thursday afternoon when he was
accid«n%a% shot by his friend,
Munroe McCrary, aged 20.' The
boys were spending the day hunt
ing and treed a rabbit in a hollow
log. Levi was down beside the
log attempting to scare the rab&t
out and McCrary was standing over
him with the gun. In some way
the gun was fired and the discharge
blew off^he top of Levi’s head.
Big Demand for Labor.
Asheville Times, 2ad
L. H. Corpening of Marion,
who was in the city yesterday en-
route home, stated that labor is in
great demand in McDowell county.
The Southern Light and Power
company is building five daoas
across the Catawba and Linyille
rivers andm new cotton mill is being^
erected near Marien. The Hard-
away-Rinehart company, which is
constructing the dams, has now
about 2500 men employed and is
offering good wages, said Mr.
Corpening. for a great many more.
Pay Days for Road Workers.
Pay days for flood-relief work
ers engaged in road work in Mc
Dowell county are announced as
follows: Marion, Friday and Sat
urday, December 8 and 9. Old
Fort Monday, December 11. Vein
Mountain, Tuesday morning, De
cember 12. Pitts, Tuesday after
noon, December 12.
John C. Jimison has been con
fined home for several days on ac
count of Injuries sustained in an ac
cident while jn the employment of
the Stuort & Jones Construction
company neat Catawba, having had
the misfortune to get his le9 badly
cut. ^He hopes to be able to re
turn to his work again soon.
Seheinberg Bros, have decided
to remain here during the holidays
and will put on another big sale.
They will probably locate here per
Good Showing for Moonlight
Complete reports to the State
Department of Education show
th4|there have been held in North
Carolina during the school year ot
1915-16 just 994 moonlight schools
well distributed throughout the
State and having enrollments that
totaled 9,698 pupils who yery gen
erally signed petitions for |hese
schools to be continued through
the present ^hool year.
The greatest number of these
schools were in Wilkes county and
the biggest enrollment was in Wake
county. Wilkes had 55 schools
and Wake had 450 pupils enrolled
in her 1$ schools. There were on
ly nine counties in which there
were no moonlight schools held
during the 1915-16 school yeai^.
Congress assembled Monday for
the short session which will mark
the closing of President Wilson’s
first terin. * .