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flTE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT"
THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL.26. No. 93.
MONROE, N. G, TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR -SVSU
AS ON F YEAR'S DAY
ASF' JF SUPERSTITION
V I'nk.j County lrle Can Af
foul to l-auxh at the SUersll
tloiis of Oloreil IVople.
ISlvl MAY UK LOCAL OK1WX
Wii you have peas' for dinner New
ar's day? Most Union county
'tkia qui. ana 11 uu we t uivhk -.ti
. mber you can no longer laugh at
lark night, or who carries in his
.cket the loft hlmi foot of a grave
i d rabbit as his -lady-luck" piece
d.ive away hams," misfortune
i hunger. Like him. you are su-
The origin of this superstition Is
known. It is a deep-rooted one
this section, and there were few
U in Union county minus a dish
w4 mi s-.'nr.luv Their iirescnce
.-iphesied nil sorts of good fortune
. l . : i .. ..- 4:...ul n.t l.j hum.
' dish. Some claim one will save
. .ic.llur durin,g the year for every
i one ate; while- others say the
lilv that dint'd on them the first
v of the year will k'low uo hunger
. tivelve months.
r. E. V. Sikes. president of Coker
ieee Inclines to the view that this
. I I ... I .... 1, I... J
it4 i on 1.4 iturei local, us in- iua
-A or encountered it in other sec
. is Nor hsa The Jonrnal been able
. Il-cover any mention of it in folk-
mien oi the South.
. are, nowever, niany Mipci-
PKICK U K AXTl" OS
THK KKVALIAITON ACT
Senator Now Want to Hold Con-
ferem-e to DI'Umi Means of
Senator J. N. Price, who voted
for revaluation while a member
of the General Assembly In 1919.
has turned "antl," and now
wants to hold a conference at
Monroe for the purpose of form-
ulating ways and means of re-
duciug the tax rate. He went to
settle with the Sherifl the other
day, and discovered that his tux-
m had increased considerably
over the previous year. Now he
has blood in his eyes for some-
Pes ides taxes, good raids
would be discussed at this eon-
ference which iMr. Price, ulong
with a number of others, wauU
' to stage. Should it be held, a
Joint -iijcupsion "on revaluation
netweui Mr. J. Z. Green and Mr.
Price is advocated. Mr. Green
has been strong for revaluation
nil the while.
WATSOV WOULD MAKE W. S. S.
AND BONDS LEGAL TIIXDEH
Georgia Senator Tells of Itemed)' He
Will I'roiMise Winn He Takes His
Thomas K. Watson. United States
senator -elect from Georgia, announc
ed iu a copyrighted statement pub
lished in the Atlanta Constitution
Sunday that at the extra sessiou of
YKAIt IMIKItl D l WITH
CHUH.E OK DYNAMITK
ie 67th congress he will introduce a
ions said to purely of local origin. h,,il lo make Liberty and Victory
bunds and oilier government war pa
per legal lender.
Mr. Watson has announced plans
for introducing bills lo force the. led
etal i i si rve and farm loan banks fo
lend money directly to individuals ami
lo 1'iiiiiie the secretary of the trois-
J. iM. Illair believe llw custom
. p.plt hnve of pu;ting a pan of
lii under (lie tied lo prevent
,!,t-sweal" is peculiar to Union
i.c.vn on llocky river, whore lm
,'. born and reared, Mayor John C.
es learned from lilt, mirkies th'.i'
screech of un owl could be slop
by thrusting u shovel In the tire,
has never heard mention of ibis
erst It ion from any other source.
.. negroes aiound llocky river also
ieve, ho says, thai a large 'possum,
reason unknown, will climb noth-
. but small trees. The-y always ex
ted a small possum when they
.iid the dogs baying under a large
r. Illair, wiio is Interested in Un
. county folk-lore, believes in only
superstition. He always turns
. if a black cat crosses his path
.Mday.. , .
tr suvc.s.IilouJ tul-l to ia tittJ
..il Include: IMaring of a fill
er toe nail under the door step
is tood luck; also, the hiding of
mull tip off the tale of a dog will
:i him from straying from homo.
a squirrel to cross the. road iu
, t of a buggy Is comidered a good
MAKE Till IK
l w I'm
.mil's 'I'jil.r n Nome ol
.Uiog I'cl nils-loil to
i i int. Mich., Jan. Ol'cials of
'""I'd Mo'or Company h;:d w.'wn
i:i. ial no; ice tonight of a handbill
ilated Sunday by a number of the
. ni' nmiiliii-irMi !i;1,-inir thiit the
. pany permit the workers to use
...Ford plant, now closed for iuven
.. to he used hv I hem lenmorarilv
making ears for their own' use.
foinnl reiTuest had been made to
company for such action, il was
. Sttilmlion of the handbills gave
:o a number of false rumois in
(lit today. The police ridiculed
e rumor that the Ford employees
"declared Soviet ronlrol and had
tued opet'Alion of the plant. When
oil worker;! apepared at the
ilaml Park plant this morning to
... tl...l. ...... ,.l,..,.bu tl... .it
. . 1 1 1. 1 1 'III . II . I. ". III.-- . I
-pre.id thai lluy weio- storming
il.int. Hut one policeman was on
in the vicinity of the factory and
.. e was no disorder, the police an
iced. Rumors that the Governor
j- to be asKed lo send Federal
'p frntn Fort Wayne, were called
A. rlt'U ly (lie ponce uhu coiiimiii,i
ury to issue the unused gree-nuacKs
aulhnriztd by a bill signed by Presi
ildil Lincoln. The total of thc.-e au
thorized but unissued greenbacks, ac
cording to the ieiiator-C'lecl, Is 1 J II .
uOrt.OOO. liiscnsshig bis plan lo make legal
lender of Liberty and Victory bunds,
credit certificates, war saving stamps
and all government obligation paper
Issued duriiig and since the world war
as u remedy for what he claims Is an
existing "domestic crisis," Mr. Wat
son declared such action would have
an electrifying effect upon America
On I'RSsj ge of such lesrlidatiou M.r
U'au.ou tleolnred rti'ehenslon Of
a panic would quickly disappear."
Regarding the nation's linauclal
system, Mr. Watson said he would in
troduce bills to make it mandatory
under penally for the regional banks
10 lend direct to farmers on up
proved securities at an interest rule
not over ii per cent; lo rept.il thai
section of the farm loan act requir
ing a group of ten slgnaioi ics lo u
loan and insertion ol a man 'atoiy
clause compelling slid' banks ti lend
an individual uppiic. rl upon approv
ed scciirllits vl' mil! Mi" requiiemcei
of additional blu.ii;: ;.
Mn-sIiv lite s Hoi ked by Hie Terrillr
Imrr of the .plolMi Tile Kigbl
New ar Nplrit.
Marshivlle, Dec. 3-The New Year
arrived amidst a great clutter of
sounding brass and tinkling symbols.
There was no public watch night ob
served, but most of our folks were
watching all right and alting, ev
en though they had prepared for
slumber. The preliminary ringing of
bells and firing of guns finally an
nounced th- passing of the-old vet
eiau 192U and the arrival of the
smiling babe 1921. Then when the
folks had generally thanked heaven
that the racket had been no worse,
wished everybody a happy New Year,
and crawled in and were about hair
asleep, there came a mighty noise as
if the earth was rendine and the
skies falling. Everybody sal ud in rroin
bed and waited for the earth to close
in oil 'em then, when it didn't, rub
bed their eyes and demanded to
know "Whre am I?" By that time,
the rumbling and roaring was dimin
ishing siithcicntly for one to think
a we bit, and gradually it became
known (hat some one bad made use
of u mighty charge of dynamite in
greeting the glad New Ye.n ! Wei!,
everybody turned over iieii and
staited to sleep ag.-.in; when they
had given about one nore. the tool
thing went off the second I hue and
jerked everybody upright once more,
this liiao to a minor e.;iitMiu of
1 their own; for while we all like to
know Vl;eu the new jear arrives, yet
lit is .1 wee hit unnoyiu ' lo be Inlofiu
iod of the fact twice in moh strong
j language, and especially wIumi we ate
about half a -deep. However the last
explosion seemed to have landed him
yal' ly, and there was -nothing more
said about it, and in the morning w
lerybody had something to talk about
and laugh over.
Mr. Roy Marsh is in a hospital in
Halt iinnre lo undergo an operation,
his friends over the county will re
gret lo It'll ru. He was accompanied
to ifnltimore by his brothor-in-law,
Mr. E. E. Marsh.
HOW Mils. LIUMtM (.l is ,
I u.vin; tiiiiM mi; n:i;;
She Hit I nki'ie l-ilNir-Na big IVi- j
I noes a ;
on Her I- ami Hard
' Klevting in IH-guiM-.
" Wixhaw. K K. V. 1. Jan. 3 The
Rehobeth school reopned after ii
holiday recess on Monday, Jan. 3id.
The teachers. Mi-ses llelk and Reef,
are making excellent reputations for
genuine school work at this place.
Mrs. Lonnie Austin aim children of I
Wiiii'.ln ei.anl u-iik ih- f.-..... '
er'i sister. Mr. R. S. Gamble or this
community. Mr. Gamble has recent
ly suflered a fresh attack of nuritus.
For the past s-veral months he has
been una hie to do any work but had
thought until a few weeks ago that
he was on the road to complete re
covery. However, his recent expe
riences has caused him lo feel like
there is no easy or quick route away
After several costly attempts toj
get water on one of her farms by
putting down a well in the yard am!
failing on aec-unt of the extreme
hardness of the rock encountered, j
Mrs. L. K. Hidim has had a line of j
(Wiles set from the house to the I
sprfu.'t and on 'hese a light wire at
tached on whieii a Ion kit suspt ml (' j
'. a pulley h- 1 .ung it ml sent uuvvn to ,ov; I'Losr
the spriii!.- whin water is to be car-i AHIIVI
ried. Mr. L. M. Rim-r const ruetcd
this project at it we uudei-tand ;:;!
it Is coiisi.lt n-ii a very Welcome la 'tor
On- t'f the iiio-i il. 'pressing siirns
of tin iMMt-s' .'Oil now is the .lll ltiSI
ualversal ani nl of planle-s uuo r-
t'ie people. t seeies
is experieacing a pe- j
-Iromv niireriain i'lio
'Ue m-'I-is I .) have any
Kverv one ilonl.i
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tiu in . . i i . 1 1 ii i am ii i
ll,.,l ,, ..... in. , . I I
a:e .iain, t:nn v. line iiiiiuv limits
in the I'eileral at Unisphere are iii--quieiing.
I .u 111 as hopeful and confi
dent ol the future as 1 have been
mi l iai iu mihinshixk
iti;t ii hin imk nni:
Ol lit el's, in Scan liiiig ll'Hoe ol
( t il' il vi I Woinaii, t ame Al locs
I iiltpie Hiihinr I'laie.
In ihe past t'.ice uiticers have
found liquor hidden in out -of
way places, such as iu rhutch
cellars and beds, but Minnie
Helms, colored, who lives near
the cemetery, hud the most
unique hiding place on record.
She kepi hei whi.-key ia tlie ov
en of her coik-stove, where it
was found the other night by
Officer Helms, of the local police
The officers had been suspi
cinning Minnie of selling liquor
for some lime, and d 'cided i.
raid her home. On entering the
house, they were met l y M.nnie.
who gave them a cordial invita
tion lo make a sea ten of her
peniiises The oHicen. after
!oi'l;ing in almost every cou
ntable hiding place, were about
to g.Ve up the search when Ml.
Helms pulled open t!o. stove
door. There sat a halt-i allon of
MONROE MINISTER AIDS '
THOSE 'TON AND OUT"
Hei. Mr. Shi.I.t kevt Young Men
OH the (Hint? I it wills lit Pu)
i mg 'llii-ir Fine.
Ill IV I II
Mt'el I i i il i'. ii ' 1 1.
el rn'dteellilg Ii)
Hill I tvervlioi!
rfod of tie D'ly
l-'S nit .-s. No
to what ti
ll'feems to be
tfi (Mliclutle i :
will hitev w i-i
i II. II. I.IH V, of lilt
I'retlii Is lleleal
That a lung era of prosperity lies
; ahead of the United States ami t'u t
li.h tli;leriiiuia! ion ami nmra-e ol I lie
i-nple will overcome all lUoi'ltin.- of
adjust Hit lit was prediclnl by Chaii -
man K. 11. (iaiy. of the I'liitetl States
J I ' ...!!,.,. ,. . . -,, . i.,l I..I1.-
i nl t; ;''
MO I ill' IU 'VSliijlt'r III' 11 tl HO SI lie,.
'it is only repeat ins w hat man)
M'OKY OK CHKnTKI! YOI (i MKX
, Two cotton mill operative
"swung" a train at Chester, intend
ing lo drop off" at the mill, a short
distance down the. line, where they
were emi'liiyed. The train, however,
happened to be a thiough freight,
and instead of making the customary
B'.op at the mill village, came on to
Monroe without so much as slowing
down. I n!ortunate! for the two
young lien. tVe local oflicei's were
unusually vigilant l hut day. and they
espied them as the train came to a
halt. They spent the night in jail.
; In the l;e. oiti.. s court the next
morning tbtv. to u!l ajiearanci s. told
a stru: lit" story, ami tin- Recorder
saw tit to -;. iu! judgment upon the
pav mem . i i : '..
The Keel i. r.iii iy have tlioiullt he
was very I - lit nt towards the ih lend-
' n u is. 'i in "cost" amounted to but
mi; 1'it even a dollar is a large
sum to two penniless me:i in a strange
communitv. Tin y faci d a road sen
tience unless the "in.'!" bill was paid;
1 t;;i ! rti mpt'lv lor ihe;:i, sympathetic
in the com t room
a" I sent lliem !:
lt wiiatev ef vi do, vv
w e didn'l. I me tliiti': I
however, we are golii:; to j
h. we are sure lo come nil'
at one einl or the other, mil niavbe
the experietic.' will be worth all ii
cofts. 1: it is we will find in a year
or two that what we thought was
enln til it t- u--i r..itti ti ).!.. iiw, i .11.
Mr. J U. Austin and family spent , js n()thllJ ,,,..
nmneuilv cripple an Industrious pco-
the wtsik-end in Nomvood
Mrs. U. C. Giillln and daughter
Miss Virginia have returned frotif ri
visit to Mrs. McWhirter of Salisbury.
While there they were guests of hon
or at a brilliant reception given By
Mrs. McWhirter on Friday afternoon', r .','
Mrs. It. L. Griffin, accompanied by";C0AL OIL JOHVW" OM'K
her sister. Miss Lillian. Stevens, i'-j--'S A (.ItK AT sPKXDKIt, DKAD
turned - TJiursJay Iroh -nmMHtK,
ilc, except the denial lo them of the
ftunl light to labor and produce.
When we see the point, we'll be all
right. I think we don't quite see It
ye.. Novus Homo.
'roni Tv.o Ii;
i the rows down
ng the trari of
. I.KK WHJITK ACCKITS
CALL TO KINSTO.N CIIUHCH
er Moiiiih' Slmlsler to Iteconie
-tor of One of longest t barges
I a si em Carolina. . . j
. Leo M. While, for several i
. pastor of the First Hapttst I
. e l of Monroe, now pastor of Ihej
- ' Ilaptbt church of Chester, has1
,-ted n call to the past orate Of
F!rst Ilapii-t .chuii'li nt Kinston,
ii.'lng to n Cluster dispatch to.
Charlotte Ohsiwcr. It Is Riv.
While's intention to include his j
; at Chester about February la.
' First Itaptist church of che-i
; enjoyed an er;1 of rival pros ;
v along nil line! during Rev. Mr.
le's leadership; and there N deep
ret that !e will leave Chester.
p'n hli friends and members are
u 'hut his luteins h.tve found rei -
- ton in n call in a larger field.
H v. Mr. While, who went lo Ches-
- 'rem Shil.by, in June 1917. Is a
'- iMd spea'ter, a good organizer,
ins his work woll In hand.
doubt, if some of those fellows!
want mote pay for less work
been on the Job Creating week.
would have quit the third day
ke speeches from the fourth to
to 1 1
A few yea.r ago I lou- .
my home, l.lty-ilnvo nci . ;
that were in v. ry ;io .r fat .
dillon. Later 1 lioii"iit a .
acres adj. lining the i.bove m.
tract that was in worse e;
than ihe first Had. 1 clcare
Ihe hedge row :., liati'ed at raw
plowed down the gi.'iies. The
w ho hud ow ned It n
ihf hill nearly rul.
The first operation In cultivating
the land was disking, and then the
breaking of it. Afterward I planted
iirnh of th'j field to com and peas
for hay. Tic remaining twenty acres,
laid olf in straight rows, mad;' l wo
bales of cotton, for, due to the fa t
ihat the rows were straight and the
soil loose, the fields washed badly.
The second year I ran the rows Hie
.ame way with the one water ditch
in the twenty urrei. The field al
most washed away, the drills caus
ing a hundred and fifty yards of
fence to be washed down. Hut, in
spite of all the washes and gullies I
made six bales of cotton, and enough
com for use, with a surplus to sell.
In Pccptnber, 1 saw a dlleher ad
vertised In The Progressive Farmer
so 1 fiat-broke Ihe twenty acres, and
by the first of January I was through
breaking the land, the ditcher was
now on hand, and I had the machine
to make a width of from twenty to
twenty-four lucres and a depth of not
less than three feel at the terraces,
but no level to lay them nlT. In order
to ovi'icome this obstacle, I made one.
t sing a spirit level. Seven terraces
were laid off In thin twenty-acre olat
i f iH'otind vich one having a litlh'
fall. They wcte thrown up wilh n
two-horse plow, six furrow i to the
te:i-ae. Then I pu four gnotl liniles
lo tin ditcher and went four times
lo the terrace. I laid off the rows
with the ten aces mi lh:M the short
rows weuld conic in th- center be-
itweeii the letracis. A good part of
the fit Id was planted to corn and
peas and ihe remainder to rclton. I
j made a fine crop ef ccvi and ten
nates ot coitnn, so, lialittaily 1 am
veiy much pleased with my terraces.
I give Ihe credit to the Loid for mak
ing me able and w ise enough lo build
these terraces, which I know have
aved my crops and my land. L. H.
McCoy, In The Progressive Farmer.
Christmas In Matthews.
iMiss Lillian Moore of Charlotte is
spending a few days with her aunt
Mrs. J. K. Applewhite.
Air. J. W. Davis of, Statesville
spent the week-end here with his
daughter, Mrs. 11. C. Crlflin.
.Miss Evelyn Price of Monroe spent
several days here last week with-her
grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Harrino. On
her ivliifu Ironic she was accmnpa
ied by Margie and Master Charles
i .'.rrino, Jr.
Miss Lola Capdle from near
W.. lesboro spi nl the w eek-end here
v.'itii relatives and friends.
Aliases Johnsie and Cladvs Long
have I 'turiied from a week's visit to
ulativis In Concord.
Mr. ami Mrs. J. M. Edwards have
moved ino their attractive new home
which turn just been completed.
All brick wcrk has btsm completed
on i be new Pivrbyteriun church and
the (.over I". ! en. Work on the in
side and fini. hing will be pushed for
ward so Mairhville may look forward
to worshiping in a real church build
ing before many more months.
..Mr. Charlie Morgan has been quite,
sick for several days.
Mrs. J. J, Edwards and daughter lv
ilrook have returned from a shot!
visit lo Mrs. Edwards' molhet at Ml.
The general "donation" df spirits
which seem to have the cuuntry by
ihe nape o the nock just now, brings
one up with a Jerk to the realization
of just bow wedded the world is to
material things. Of course v. e ve got
to live, and we mtisi have something
to live on, and we have! True we
nrc not Hying as high as formt i ly,
lots of us are wearing old clothes and
last year's shoes, and can't collect a
cent out o' folks on the books, and
so on. but what on earth is the use to
get so blue about it? A long face
and blue talk never won a battle for
anybody. It everybody would make
ia New l ear s resolution to throw
! hack their shoulders, lake a deep
breath and face the thing wilh a
grin and cheerful, optimistic talk
Oh, how much better we V.ould all
feel. We aie nop suffering, so let's
wait until we ate before we look like
a dtath's head. The only aclm.l suf-
you susport Ihat your wife has
1 you out, tell her beore she
11 you. She'll be so mad she'll
t half she wanted to say.
Mr. J. Z. Green will spend Wednes
day and Thursday in Charlotte at
tending the meeting of newspaper
men. Mr. Green Is on the program
for a speech. .Marshville correspond-Jence.
terini! is from the ungodly "thus"
thi.t not one of us has a i-iosvl t l.t
to indulge in. it i: a sin ! a i t
oiir.selvi and humanity in ; ,ai
wilh any inch spiri!tt il uepri -i.',i!
It's tlcti imental lo health as .. all
knew, and if we keep it up We tuny
b" able to add some netvi.us break
'downs and M.ch lliing-i to the i:em ril
.-ituation in order to liven ilun.:s no
a bit. What do jou say, let's stop it '.'
Iteiiiembt r this
"The mail worth while
Is Ihe man Who can smile
When everything, goes wrong."
If you are doing the be t yon ran,
and In an honest way, nothing more
can be expected of you, but this lunch
is dead sure, tile more blue talk you
indulge in and enrourage the other
Mlnw to do, just that much w orse off
are we nil going to be physically and
mentally If not financially.
Now then! I feel very much better!
I am quite sure I can smile thi nnvt
few days anyhow, unless 1 meet some
o you folks that won't. Lina C
.Mm W. Slecle, Who Once iive a
Negm Ninger Kto.ootl, Dies a Hail
i oikI mm ion Agent.
John W. Steel", known widely In
(he east half a century ago n-i "Coal
Oil Johnny," reputed then to have
spent a fortune when oil was discov
ert d on hU Pennsylvania land, died
of pneumonia yesterday, aged 77
yea is, lit Fort Crook, Nen.. vvhi'e he
was a station agent for the llurling
tott railroad, having beet in ihe
road's employ thirty-seven years.
Utile mote than a mythical name
nowadays, bark in the sixties "Coal
Oil Johnny" set records for scatter
ing coin along great white ways ihat
have never been surpassed. He was
the adopted rbilti ol a fa't.ier named
Mit'lintock at Oil Creek, Franklin
county. Pa., who took hi out of a
poorhoiise as a child. Ho inherited
the apparently worthies" farm ami
when a fortune in oil was discovered
on it lie set mil to wiiian ier ti c gains
in every form of wild exces-t.
He handed Ja.OOO to a negro who
plcised him Willi u song, he bought
hoises nuil carriages for a short
drive a ml then gave them to the
driver, champagne he alvvavs ordeted
the basket. Luckily he mi" -lav
found his coat so sniffed wi'h given
baiks that it was iincotnfortabe'. 'i.'
ran into a bank, threw it to the lav
ing teller, and never came it.'clt
"gain. Years later, when ha- v. as
penniless, Ihe bank directors -'i.tiud
him and sent him the coal's coinen's,
some Jso.tmn. He bought a farm
and he and his wile settled dovv .1 rear
Falling; 1'ilces Due to l'iiiMigaiida.
Six months ago ninety-nine out of
every one bundled o our population
not living on farms were "rooting."
as they say at the baseball games, for
the prices ol farm products to come
down. Prices have come down and
-o have the business ami polits of
those short-sighted merchants, man
ufacturers, and laborers who were
holl-riii't tor lower piiets for ''
other fellow's products. Huslne s
can never he i;ood, nor can Lie l.on
lai lllitiL' p "pul.ittoil he prospeioir.
when the laraur is producing at lit
tle or no profit, ami ceriainl no
wh -n he lei'st sell ; t a loss. The
reason is plain. The farmers ate our
largest producers. Tiny pioilu.'ed
, J.'.lliiil.l'OO.Oeo , l!!):i, jitnl 111"'
constitute in numbers ph mi o p i
cent of t!ie buyers; therefore, it
oui. lit to be evident to ai.y merchant
or laborer that vvh.-n ll," lar.nti pro
duces at a lo-s, the I. living po. or ol
the country is crippled and ne t c'.;' ;t
ilising cannot be profitable. If v
ptetent price of cotton, for instance,
weie Ihe result of the free and ir -hampertxl
influences of supply and
demand, no one would have a reason
to complain; but It Is not, it is al
mosl entirely due to the propaganda
for lower prices and its consequent
effect on tho.-e who control the credit
and finances of tho country. There
Is not mote cotton nor less demand
than last yeor. but less money avail
able for handling it and nn nrV.m'; .d
effort lo for tit ip, il.m-n Th : nations
ii anv otiii r lime." s.ud Mr. Car' .
"The things ihat have come to pass
have iiot been unexpected to the
thoughnul mind. The wonder is
that times have iml been much
worse. The minds of men through
out the country have been distorted.
War Developed (.iced,
"'luring the war men have bei-n
thinking of power and force. De
moralization, envy and cupl li'y have
developed. The capitalist has been
using his wealih to unreasonable, if
not unfairly, increase his fortune,
The tradesmen have been buying fv
ilw l.Mfvxt ohialnsiMe pr.ee Mid
charging the highest profits whlca
would he toleiaied. There has been
indit'lermico on the part of many to
the rights and Interests of others.
The Golden Utile In business has been
temporarily suspended. There has
been an orgy of extravagance and
Mi. Gary said thai fiiline genera
lions, looking back upon the present,
would be amazed at how nearly in
sati'' laiL'p numbers of oiiliii' officials
and pr. ati in.!'; nluals 'he world
ever seem to have hoi n. Tin ;i he ad
('( d ;
"When tioi !io..olnlelv n -ce vary to
kill people by eie million- or to steal
Itoperiy in sriuM quantities 'f to
appropriate the property or territory
nt ir.iother of li.ig' v.'bie is ;.usf j,s
i.i.u us to tiiuri.e; jiii'gl" individual
or to steal a small amount m mo. icy
or to rob another ol a single horse.
Fur i'ov t rui'ieiits to w aste money by
the millions or billions for war pur
poses, when unnecessary, is as inex
cusable as it is for Individuals to
wa.-te small amounts, although m
genetally so considered,
Our Power Manilesleil.
"There is another side of this
picture. , Any country which, within
a year and a half, can mobilize a,
oao.Otm or fi.ni'o.ono of men tor the
.my ami navy and transpoii mote
;!.ati 2. mm. mm soldiers from the
raped Slate to the battle fronts of
France and can raise, tor its own
military nece-siiits and those of its
associate nations across tiie seas,
over f.'H.i m.1. unu, nun, mls demon
strated that, with the e-ercise of the
proper spirit and the utilization of
its natural resources, can muster
an ecomiioinic situation far worse
ami tnor" diilictilt than the ptesenl
situation according to the wildest
sliiien ect or imagination 'hat has
yet been conceived oi suggested.
"Hilt, in my judgment, there is no
difficult situation to overcome. The
pre -etl appati lit dt pi't ss,iui in lm
'icss which, i.l'tr ail. means onlv a
diminution of trade or commerce, is
I only the result of the mutual ami
I necessary readjustt'ti ni which were
1 them "out,
Hut (-.vm- a'ceiic spectators are not
; pri'.st nt a' ;.'! I 'S'loiis o! the Ilecord
,er"s court. , : .mo-e than one youth
' ;i t r! I .-t i - i v. i i t w iiiidet lust would
lie seiviiiL . -i ...I sentence if il were
j not for Kt '.. .1. C. Snyder, a Union
.unity I!.!'.: minister. Whenever
a vonlh with come reliu-meiil. oi pos
Jsest,! wnh an honest face, happens
;t t be i.t'i-ht m t lie police drag-net,
S Kev. Mr. Saydcr is notified. Without
ji'i.ikiiig Hi . s' i .a' ion of the lad's case
he ti usts io the innate .-euse of hon
! of the ililt'.iilant. ami proceeds
ho "pa" him out. If the young man
livts not far-away, Kev, Mr. Snyder
semis him home; and invariably he
receives a clerk compensating him
for what money he expended In court
costs and railioad fare. Others he
semis out into Ihe country , where
they work until they tarn money suf
tl.'ient to discharge their obligation
to their benefactor, and n little sur
plus to supply them with waiiuth and
food until l hey secure steady work.
The Monroe minister Is doing a
prca: work. Owing to the distress of
the country, thousands and thousands
of men are thrown out of work, and
they roam over the railroads seeking
for work; and the number who are
daily idcked up by the officers in
creases daily. The indications lire,
unless the police and liecorder'a
court are more lenient with the float
ing laborers, that the most of l!ev.
Mr. Snyder's time will be occupied
in tins wotk.
I IO. COt VIA ( Ol PLK
MAIiHIUD l. CHAHLOTT12
If Christmas ii not kept with mirth
land love, it is merely December 25th. no spirit
boi'tni to follow ; Ik ces-ation
hie lilitit s. l'i ices ( f man ol
1 1 ti 1 1 1 1 1 1 il 1 1 ics. p.i! t i.'ul.tl iy by
' middle men or stunt of tht m, !
; I 1 1 n ii ii ti aomibc. a ml iu i.
( uses. ar,. n lil xt-'tt iona'e.
jthis ii e-s l as In en l o ng en
. coil! -e the gt m 1 ,'l pubilc Ids !
j v cilii'.g' for a m, tie n asenalile
::. P- ' I t Ii" commo
I eolis,l, I ,;l Ion, '
' "Ui.til Ibis 1 1 ;iil lust io, i is i imi
; pit ted and a fail basis ,.f st li.iu
' !! i ' established, so i'i.m t J i . - !eu:i
! co.'i of living ill.ill res ! :,l a pom!
j which is fair, we may mil c-;.e I
1H large a volume ot bu no ss a . we
might hope for. The some! every
one realizes this lact Hut Petti r for
In nn informal talk, subsequently ,
1 1 Han man Gary cxpressod the opin
ion that the possibility of any
rouble with Japan was very remote
I and he did not believe It was pos
sible to embroil tw such friendlv
He said, however, it Is the
duty of newspapers snd public
speakers in both countries to do
everything possible lo repress a Jin-
Mlss Ziillne McAllister N the Hi itle of
Mr. J. Mack C la'k, of the . I niou
Mr, J. Mack Clark .or the Union
communitv in Union county and Miss
Zuliiie McAllister, ol M iddleburg,
were mnni.'d Thursday afternoon nt
S o'clock hv lie. II G. Hardin, at
the Ttvon Street Methodist parson
age, savs the Charlotte Obsetver.
'1 he voting couple moloted up from
Union county, accompanied by Miss
Flossie Moore and W. D. Clark,
There had been uo announcement of
the plans of the young people and
most of i lie 1 1 fiiends will be given a
The bride is a daughter of the lato
ir. William .!c,ili.-ter and Mrs.
Mi mic .vliket McAllister of Middle
but g and has many friends both in
the (astern part ol the state, whete
she war. reared, and iu Ibis section
where iimnv of her iclattve, live. For
the past two or three years she has
be. n teaching school in Geotgia, but
more recently lias been teaching at
The groom is a prominent young
fatmer and business man. ami is a
brut tier of Messrs. II, II. and Murray
Clark, of Monroe. His bride is a
niece of Mrs. '. T. Shannon. They
will make i heir home In Ihe Union
WIIST MIK.IMA CAPITOL
In DKsTHoY IID ll I LAMMS
One I :bel.T Is Killed ami Several
I- icciiu ii Injured When Hot f (:iet
ion. W. V.l. Jan. " - The
lld'i g of We.'t Yiigiiiia was
.l.'Mi'i.v. .; : .
hurt r v. as I,
111 j"! 1 1 d .'. mi
1.!.: t v. I t il
The s.. ,
ui'tli: t e
Vl ! I hill
lee late lo.lii.
i! led . a fireman
t Ver I other tit e
seel ( of the 1 oi
w 'i Mt'di'ic. c
o u la , mil ure of
el v !i"t', much ii in in un i -i
he third floor of t im
hours after the fire
was d-covc!..; ;:i, rapilol building,
coi.ti'iii.U!. the loveinoi's office, s'.iiie
'depii! i lot uts ami "priceless records,"
''ns i.otliini: but a utiiis of smoking
State officials made no attempt to
joslilnnie the loss, but they Faid Ihat
1 1 li' records destroyed upon which no
insurance was carried, could not be
replaced ami that It was Impossible
to estimate their value Some state
jrecoids were saved by clerks, officials
and. hremcn. .
The cost of living has been re
duced one-fourth in some lines. That
only leaves seven-fourth still to be
lopped off before we descend to some-
thing approaching normal.