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"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT
r II "WririrS
THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NE
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL. 26. No. 100
MONROE, N. G, FRIDAY', JANUARY 21, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CAS1
much Wizard stock is
owned by monroe folks
Holding Amount to Approximately
fl.tMH), KMtiinates Muu In I'o
aitlon to Know.
OFFICIALS ARE INPEK ARREST
Approximately four thousand dol
lars worth of stock in the Wizard
corpoiatton, the officials of which
have been indicted by the govern
ment, was sold in Monroe, according
to a well-known citizen who is in a
position to know. Some of the most
prominent business men. it was said,
are among the owners of stock.
Th county rights for the sale of
the Wizard car was first bought for
$150. and then sold for three thou
sand dollars, it was learned. The
transection, it is said, was between
two Marshvllle men.
Warrants for tae arrest of all of
the olfleers and three of the direc
tors of the Wizard corporation were
issued yesterday in Charlotte. The
F. W. Edwardy, Sr., president of
tht company; It. L. Walters, vice
president and general manager; F.
W. Edwardy. Jr.. secretary a ad tieas
urer; T A. MacEwin, mechanical en
gineer and director; H. E. Lowe, di
rector; Harry It. Johnson, director.
F. W. Edwardy. Jr.. and Mr. Wal
ters wire urriangod before Commis
sioner Cobb last night and later re
leased on bonds of $3,000 each. They
are to appear at a hearing before the
commissioner In the federal court
room at 11 o'clock Saturday morning.
Postal Inpeeors Busy.
Mr. Ewardy, Sr.. and Mr. MacEw
en were out of the city, Chase Bien
izer. general counsel of the Wizard
company said. Their wat ranis prob
ably will be served on their return to
Issuance of the warrants followed
the sweeping order of Insurance Com
missioner Wade, at Raleigh, forbid
ding the company to continue Its sale
of stuck in North Carolina.
Bii 'tly, the warrants charge that
on or about November IS. 13i0, the
del'uulants used the mails of the
Unitd States in furtherance of a
scheme to defraud and did conspire
together to use the mails of the Uni
ted States In the furtherance of such
The charges, officials said last
night, grew out of the activities iu
NoitU Carolina of a corps of postal
Inspector who investigated the sale
of W.z.ikI block through the mails.
Chase nienizui, general counsel for
the Wizard people, . said last night
that ill the evidence would be
brought out lit the hearing Saturday
mm i, in ;. The company," he says,
plar. 10 tell its entire story.
Had the government's action been
del.;) id 30 days, Mr Ilrenlzer said,
It is liiihly probable that the compa
ny would have completed negotia
tions with northern capitalists to
mint.lv the niianco.i i.ece.ssuiy to b
gin operations at t.io
JAMES M. MORROW HEADS
LOCAL JOltliEltS' 111 REAL"
A Manufacturers' Bureau Is XeM
Organization Slated by the Cham
ber of Commerce.
The second of the trade bureaus
being organized within the Chamber
of Commerce was formed Tuesday
night, when the jobbers of Monroe
met for the purpose. Mr. James M.
Morrow, of Heath-Morrow Company,
was elected chairman of this bureau.
Meetings will be held at least month
ly, probably oftener, but the dates
for these meetings were not de
termined. This will be taken up at
the next meeting which will be upon
call ot the chairman.
The manufacturers' bureau will be
organized tonight and it is expected
by those fostering the plan that this
will be one of the livest of the bu
reaus. Manufacturers are particu
larly interested in matters pertain
ing to traffic, cancellation of orders,
terms of discount, etc., and th" pro
posed bureau will afford a means of
co-operative action on these and
many other questions.
Following the manufacturers or
ganization of retail merchants, bank
ers, professional men and others will
be taken up. The fact that the au
tomotive bureau is functioning in a
healthy manner has already Justified
the adoption of this plan, according
to the secretary.
So It Could Make Honey.
A little girl and boy from the poor
section of London were spending a
holiday In the country. I caught
them, writes the Kev. W. B. Money
In Humors ol a Parish, trying to
climb over the churchyard wall.
"My dears," I said, "you mustn't
climb over that wall."
The little looked up into my face
with the tuost beautifully trustful
look and said:
"rioa.se, sir. we saw a bee fly over
there, and Willie wanted to catch It
and take it home to put in our back
yard, so that it can make honey."
MAJOR HEATH TO SPEAK
AT ROAD MASS MEETING
Hood Commission Chairman Seems
to Welcome OpjHntmily to .Make
Public Some Facta.
TWO OYERCOATS STOLEN
FROM WINGATE CHURCH
l nusual Theft Wns Committed While
Methodist Congregation Wtc
SAI KWEIUKXCE OF Mil. LAMU
hi: has xo apommuks to mark
iMuch to the surprise of everybody,
Major V. C. Heath, chairman of the
county road commission, isn't the
least bit angry about the calling of
that mass meet lug for Saturday for
the purpose of discussing the road
situation. He really seems to wel
come the opportunity to make cer
tain facts public, und the indications
are thai he will grab the bit by the
teeth end walk away with the hon-
Wlngate. Jan. 20. One of the
first acts of Christ, when he entered
Jerusalem nearly two thousand years
ago, was to rid the temple of money
changers and tradesmen. Now Win
gate people will have to employ dras
tic measures to prevent stealing in
its churches, some rascal having en
tered the cloak room in the Metho
dist church while services were in
progress and stolen two overcoats,
one of which had Just recently been
purchased. There Is ho clue as to the
robbers. The town Is Just indignant
over this desecrating act.
Ilev. and Mrs. M. D. L. Preslar
are here this week visiting their son,
Mr. Carter Preslar. a student at the
Wiugate school, who Is ill with pneu
monia. Kev. S. F. Conrad, of Charlotte,
will deliver an illustrated lecture on
"Baptism and the Baptists" at the
Baptist church here Sunday evening,
January 23rd, at 6:30 o'clock.
Mrs. It. C. Griffin and little son.
David Griffin, of Pittshoro, were
pleasant visitors here the other day.
Mr. T. L. Brewer spent Monday in
Charlotte on business.
Mr. and Mrs. Fernando Biggers, of
Oakboro. were the guests of the hit
ter's mother, Mrs. 1). F. Jones, Sun
day. About sundown Sunday evening
some one broke open Mr. E. B.
Wright's chewing gum vending ma
chine, but did not take of the gum
or the money that was in a receptacle
tit the bottom of the machine. There
was only fifty or seventy-five cents
jtn the machine.
Mr. K. A. Collins, of Catawba, was
a Wlngato bushiest visitor Tuesday.
Mr. Justus Nance, of Charlotte,
was in Wlngate 'Monday and Tues
day to visit his brother and sisters,
who are students in the school here.
Mr. Charles Melntyre, who Is In
the navy, has rejoined his ship after
a pleasant visit to his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. C. Mclntyre.
;Mr. and Mrs. Lee Chai.ey have car
ried their baby boy to Charlotte for
Mr. J. L. Austin went to Charlotte
Wednesday on a business mission.
Mrs. Hugh AlcWhlrter has recov
ered from a light attack ot the la
Only three bale off twenty-one
acres In cotton Is the Fad experience
related by Mr. C. C. Lamb. He ex
j ported a yield of ten or twelve bales
i Miss I.ula McManus, of Chester
field county. Is the guest of her sis
iter, Mrs. Thomas Evans.
ors. Hi." is getting up a statement to
company's ' ' i'ad at the meeting, and he will
e;,r the city ami actually put;"'-" mane a :eee:i.
market the cal premised more Tl:e Maju- says tlie citizens of Cii-
than a year ago when the tale
"Followed the Law."
' The coinpni.y has followed
of ' Ion enmity, if they would siiut their
jeyts lo n lev. arhilrary acts commu
ted by contrac..r, and view the mat
ter ihrorgh unbiased eyes, would be
TO HE S.U'K, PARK YOl'lt
(Alt OCTSIIH: OF MOVROI
- . ,. , M ..!.... I Mill men lUitU IIM1I-
laws of North Carolina in every par- ,.Verv hing considered, has
tlcular," Mr. Brenlzer said. When llom, a ( j, b ImollalIv no ,,.,
the idea ot maniifactuiing tie car, ,10 t0 lilk,,, The
was first conceived, the men behind . ,.,,,,1..,.,,,., , gays, has notli
the project proposed to put their, ,n, ,H1, raUp f(r th roa(,s conBtrue.
plans and ideas against fir.ances of tp() , hu ,.ounly( und lhis appear
interested parties. t0 n,Hfy hlni.
-Mr. Young, who was then Insur- ynu know. a3kpd )p MaJor
ance commissioner, sent his chief !,be 01)pr daj.( that QM nundred alld
deputy. Mr. Wade, to Charlotte for a tweuty.on8 lllil(s of rond, nave been
thorough investigation. When -'constructed in this county, practlcal
pleted, the license to sell the stock ly a! of whlrh ha bee ,,one gn,e
was Issued. From that It Is to be j Mag Pocled chairman of the road
Judged that the plans and purposes .commission? .nd did you know that
of the company were approved by tne old board ar,proxlmately
Mr. Young." 'half of the $500,000 road bonds bo-
Mr. Brenlzer says that aoout
zuu.uuu nas Deen couetieu uy , large scale?
company, unpaia pieages, ne suiu,
will total about $165,000. Had this
been paid In, the company would not
have felt obliged to seek outside aid
in carrying out of their plans, he
"Ever since the company announc
ed that it would manufacture a car
to sell for $395, It has met with a
powerful and unknown opposition,"
declared Mr. Brenlzer. "It has been
kicked and cuffed about in all quar
ters. There were few to offer aid.
The promoters have had an uphill
However, don't misunderstand the
Major. He says he now has no crit
icism to make of Mr. Henderson or
Mr. Mullis. His own experiences
have, convinced him that these two
gentlemen rendered excellent service
to the county, and he apepars to be
sorry for the part he took In foroing
the resignation of Mr. Mullis. The
$250,000 they spent, he says, went
largely for necessary machinery and
other equipment, all of which has
been put to a good use. The purchase
of this machinery Is one of the best
arguments for the continuation of
road to follow all the time It is the road work, says Mr. Heath. It
unfortunate, to say the least, that is on hand, It represents a large out
thls additional setback had to come lay of money, and It would be the
Just when those Interested were be-1 height of folly to stop the work now
ginning to see a few rays of light." since it can be done so much cheaper
Several of the proposed Wizard than heretofore,
cars are now in the making in Phil- The cost plus ten per cent basis on
adelphla shops and representatives which road contracts have been let is
of the company there write glowing now opposed by Mr. Heath. He says
reports of their prospects, according
to Mr. Brenlzer. One body nas oeen
manufactured at the plant here and
this has been sent north to exhibit to
the capitalists who, he said, have dis
played keen interest in the .project
A Splendid Hull.
The climate of India is vigorously.
If not quite logically, defended ln'er
Bulls and uiunacrs oy a certain insu
"Bad climate be hanged!" roared
the Irate warrior. "There's no bet
ter climate In the world; but there a
lot of young fellows who come out
to India, and they eat and drink,
and they drink and eat, and they die;
and then they write home and say
that the climate has killed them. Of
It was all right during high prices
but he now advocates the letting of
contracts at specified sums. He would
also eliminate big contractors like
Porter t Boyd, who have sub-let
their contracts to smaller contractors.
He thinks he can get these small
contractors to take work from the
county direct at a price much less
than they are now getting from Port-
But to get the whole story one
must attend the mass meeting Satur
day and hear "some Implications, Im
putations, and false reports," to quote
the Major, "refuted by facts and
Foreigners come to this country
with the poular idea that America In
a land flowing with milk slid honey.
course, lots of people die in India. It is, but they soon learn that It re
Tell me where they don't, and I'll, quires something besides ni. and h
fro and end my days there." j to fill an empty stomach.
The Marshi!le Home Pililleules Xew
City OMlimmres Passed by Hoard
I (Fioin the Marshville Home.)
i Monroe town authorities have made
some more laws recently, Imposing
l$D0 line or CO (lays on cliaingang.
I Among the new ordinances is the fol
lowing: "Hint no person shall park
lor leave standing for a longer period
than five minutes any automobile,
truck, or other vehicle on the west
side of Church street between Wind
sor and Franklin Streets, and all au
tomobiles parked on the east sido of
said street between said points shall
be parked along fside the gutter and
within twelve Inches of the curb and
shall be parked headed northward."
Since about forty-nine out of fifty of
the 1800 automobile owners In Union
county do not know the name of a
single street in Monroe we pass this
ordinance along as fair warning.
There seems to be two chances to
avoid trouble. One Is to take a day
off and study the names of the streets
In Monroe or stay out of the town
with vehicles and automobiles. You
can park outside the town limits and
walk Into town and be tolerably safe.
"I1KOOKLYN SLIM'S" VISIT
TO MAIWHVILLE 1"OSTPOXEI)
Famous Yeggmnn, Who Once Worked
in This Section, Has Been Arrest
ed in Xew York.
(From the Marshvllle Home.)
It will be of Interest to the people
of this section to learn that "Brook
lyn Slim" Is In Jail In New York.
Readers of The Home will recall the
fact that Slim and his associates blew
up the safe In the Marshvllle post
office about five or six years ago and
that a number of Marshvllle citizens
attended a term of Federal court In
Statesvllle at which time "Slim," to
gether with "Old Tom Dowd," anoth
er noted safe-cracker, was given a
five year sentence In the Federal
prison In Atlanta. About two years
ago "Slim" sent word to the postmas
ter here by Deputy Marshal Williams
that his time in prison would soon
expire and that another visit to
Marshvllle by him might be expected.
But since New York was chosen as
his field of operation since his release
and owing to the tact that he was a
GOOD HUSBANDS AMONG
ASSETS OF MARSHYILLE
KmuIaliiiK The Home, Jourunl Cor
reMiiiliit Enumerate! some
of Tow u's tiiHMl Tilings.
SCHOOL IS TO I'lUCSE.NT A PLAY
Marshvllle, Jan. 20. The Marsh
Tllle Home, in a generous outburst
of patriotism, enumerated in its col
umns last week some of th- many
rinucs which make Marshvllle such
a desirable plactj In whicn o live.
We. too, feel inspired to add our
bit toward honoiing our tt wn and
its worthy Tit:!s. sa gladly pasi
a'ung something which a lady, who
as married a Marsnviile man within
the past few years said the other
day. She said she thought the Marsh
vllle men, on the whole, maue re
markable good husbands'. She was
Judging only by ihe evidence belor-
her, which was the number of ap
parently happy married couples In
tho town. H, r listeners the women
heartily agreed that our men folks
are exceptionally thoughtful, kind,
and considerate of their families, and
as husbands, can hardly be Improved
upon. We are not right sine whether
wo should repeat this or not. We
don't know exactly what effect it will
have upon these same men; but we
shajl risk it anyway, and trust that
they will not get too puffed up over
thee flattering feminine opinions to
continue in the same good way in
which they have been traveling. A
good husband Is a remarkably valua
ble thing! Oh, yes indeed, there are.
quije a number of young men here
who aie eligible now. You are quite
welcome! We are glad to give the
Mrs. N. J. Braswell and her little
granddaughter, Helen Bailev are on
an extended visit to Mrs. Braswell's
daughter, Mrs. A. L. Stevens of
Miss Mabel Long left Thursday for
a visit to relatives In Statesvllle.
Mrs. J. M. Burns and son, Mr.
Fnd Bums are spending sometime
Mr. and Mrs. Millard Smith of
Raleigh spent several days here this
week with Mr. Smith's parents. Mr.
and Mrs. John Smith.
Mrs. Edgar Griffin and small
daughter have returned to their
home in Salisbury after spending sev
eral months here with Mrs. Griffin's
pamnts, Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Smith.
)rs, Frank Ashcraft or Monroe Is
t!nfc,r.HHit of Mrs. B. C Parker for a
few days this week.
Mrs. W. O. Harrell entertained the
Book Club on Wednesday afternoon.
In deference to the cold weather the
guests wor received In the living
room which was particularly bright
and cozy with ferns, and blooming
plants. An amusing contest rurnish
od entertainment and resulted in
Mis. Claude P. Griffin receiving the
li !:' alter cutting with Mrs. II. A.
Halliuaii and Mis. J. 8. Kartell. A
delicious chicken salad ronive was
:--erved. followed by home-made,
I'ltOM'ECT FOLKS CIT THFIK
WOOD W HEX "MOO.V IS K1UIT
Uy l.'MerleHce, They Find the Wood
I Brighter and Contains Much
Mineral Springs. R. F. D. No. 1,
Jan. 20. Mr. Joe Plyler returned
Saturday to his home in Castouia
alter spending a wtek with friends
and relatives at Prospect.
So far the small grain is doing
One-, the cold weather not having
damaged it any. There is quite a
good deal of young clover in this
section, but it is not doing so well.
The moon being "right." most of
the farmers are engaged in cutting
their next year's supply of stove
wood. This "moon" business niay
seem foolish to cur city cousins; but
there are farmers here who, al
though they pay no attention what
ever to the moon when planting,
never cut stove wood until the moon
is "full." Hundreds claim that the
wood Is brighter and contains more
heat when cut while the moon is
Lncle Hilly Robinson, colored, sus
tained painful injuries the other day
when he was accidentally cut In the
small ot the back by an axe In the
hands of his son, Charlie Robinson.
The two were cutting wood, and
Charlie's a.xe slippid. Indicting the
Injury, as above stated. His white
friends were delighted to know that
his injuries would not prove serious,
as Uncle Hilly is a highly respected
Miss Myrtle Plyler has returned
home after a visit to friends at Page
land. Mr. G rover C. Courtney, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Courtney, and
Mits Tallie Hilton, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. William Hilton, were quiet
ly married Sunday afternoon, only a
few friends being present. It was a
"surprise" wedding. Many friends
wish them a long and happy life.
Your correspondent has been re
quested to get out a roster of the
Prospect students of 1904 and 1905.
He Is compiling It now, and hopes
to print it In The Journal next week.
PRINCIPLES FOR 'KATCHA
K00' HAVE BEEN CHOSEN
.Misses Mary Douglas and Mary Dean
Ijiney to Play Two or the
Leading Holes In Cast.
PLAY HEARKENS OF THE ORIENT
Misses Slary Douglas md Mary
Dean Laney will play the bailing
robs in the comic opera, "Kat.lia
Koo," to bo staged by the Paient
Teacher Association at the Strain!
Theater Friday. Foburaiy 4, accord
ing to Mrs. Roscoe ThCcr, the chair
Mian of the press committee. The
cast will coiH'd of one hundred or
more persons representing the be.:
talent in the city.
In speaking of the production. Mr-.
Phifer said: "The music is catchy,
the dial'imio full of wit. ami tin-
ll.infHU n ... L-1.. ... t mil .. .. ..j..
I . , . . '...iiv' til'- i-"THM 111,11 iltltl III'-
Ihe latest news from Mr. Roy A. tu rescue. The first scene is laid in
Marsh who n very ill at Johns Hop-1 1,. tho second in America, and the
kui 1 nt-l'ilal id tumor on the biain ,nilui ! is a carnival of natio-u
.. ... ..... u,a. n.s coiionion ro- with a riot of color and
mams satisfactory, though lie suffers choruses.
Miemeiy. i no radium treatment. "ti. .,i... i,. ,.e ,v...
I .,i.- j'iii,. t , i .lit- V I Mill,
commenced this. There xvill j,!,.,,,,,,,. ,.K, m,.,,
i bloomers and turbans of India and
will probably be
Miss Margie Marsh entertained the; r(uI1(8 of f:ls,.jMlltilu; ycun. ,..,
oiig prople missionary society on. dressed in bewitching costumes. An
Wednesday evening, i ho members interesting sto ry is told with a wealth
we,,, taken upon an imaginary niis-)0f entertainment in all lines that is
sionary Journey, going first to nlmosl an embarrassment of riches.
Tliomasvllle, C.a for a y.st to the The stage settings are fine, the cos-mis-ionary
school there. A social tumes dainty and the music catchv
hour during which refreshments aml picasin!r. The production reii
were served was an Interesting tors about a notorious East-Indian
feature or the rip 1 fakir, Katcha-Koo, who suddenlv un-
Mis. Annie Marsh Bailey has been ,i,.rgoes a complete nieta-iuorphosis
the guest of Mrs. W. M. Davis in through being invested with a magic
Monroe for the past week. The wearing apparel which induces char
Marshvllle high school Is preparing ctorlstics hitherto unknown to him.
to I'lesent the comedy "Brown-Eyed j He is changed from a 'nraverfnl Hin-
Bett" In the school auditorium at
an early date. More definite an-
du to a love-making and flirtatious
gay young Lothario. This role will
nnuncement concerning it will be Viv .hni.n. ,mi - n
made next week. 1. ......
known and versatile comedy talent.
Two of the leadiue female roles nre
;ooso Creek ILn Xew Miller. Dolly and Prudence, who will be
Indian Trail, R. F. D. No. 1. Jan. taken by Mary Dean Laney and Mary i
20. No more oreachlni' at Cnion Douglas, respectively. Dick and
Grove Methodist church on first Sun-1 Harry, two of the prominent male'
day nights until the weather turns
Mr. Simon Wenlz has succeeded
Mr. John Forbis, resigned, as miller
at Austin and Duncan's mill.
roles, who play opposite Dolly and
Prudence will be assumed by Messrs.
Yates Laney and Pete Russell."
The principals of the cast for
Katcha Koo," an Oriental-American
Mr. D. L. Furr has purchased a musical comedy, met at the Chamber
corn crusher, corn mill, and cotton of Commerce, Tuesday night at 7:30
seed crusher all combined. to receive and "try-out" their re-i
The students at the Furr school sportive parts and have the first read-
engage in a debate every Frladay.lng of lines. Much fun resulted, for
afternoon. the lines and situations of the plav
Mrs. B. H. Porter and Miss Grace are decidedly amusing. Both p?r-
Slmpson. of Charlotte, were recent formers and their friends who at-
visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. tended the rehearsals were convulsed
ii I Sl.l.nanti Itt'lfh 1 n .1 ft. t or niAtl nf 1,a rt-niilnt,
II.. T I T" ... i 1 ... .!t..Krt--l- . M I V. . V. .. 1 , ,k. . I
if... Avuiiuir ujrum nas moved lino uriiraiBaia tu ur item m ui- 11111111-
his new house. jber of Commerce In the afternoons
Messrs. John Trull and Carlyln! tor young people and evening for the
Trull are spending the week in Mon-1 older performers.
roe with relatives. j Mrs. Neva Burgess is the profes-
Messrs. H. M. Furr and Herman slonal director, while the local enm-
Furr have returned from a visit to mlttee In charge of affairs consists
relatives in Charlotte. i of Mesdames J. Frank Laney. chair-
'REDWINE DENIES MONROE
GROCERS ARE PROFITEERS
Replies to "CRUeti," and IU th
City Auiltotilieo for lniioMiig
Spec ial TaxeM.
SCORES THE ATLANTA TRADERS
To the Editor of The Journal:
There appeared in Tuesday's luna of
your paper a communication signed
ciuien. making raise accusations
about the prices charged here for
groceries, as well as some luxuries.
As this town has a few knockers
that are too Isiy to work aud too
greedy to be honest, they try to take
their grudge out on the retail gro
cerymen. Merchants do not make a habit of
running to the newspapers with their
grievancas, but as this party requests
a reply to his article and then signs
an anonymous name there is no way
to reply only through the columns of
your paper. I w ill appreciate very
much publication of the article.
Yours very truly. T. P. Redwine.
To Citizen: In reply to your arti
cle In Tuesday's Journal in regard to
inflation of prices in Monroe, I wish
to state that with one exception, ev
erything you stated is absolutely
false. YOU Stated th.it nriroa h,,.-, nn
almost everything was as high as dur
ing tae war. i say grocery prices
here with a few exceptions are from
50 to 150 per cent less than they
were during the war or just after
wards, when everything reached its
highest. For youi information I
quote what a few articles you name
can be bought for here. As to gaso
line. I know nnihin IT utw.l.l Cup,.
Colas are retailing in every- grocery
sioie in .vionroe at 6c. You state
lard is sellinsr here at 12 00
at Charlotte. I presume you mean
8 Pound buckets. They are being
sold here at 11.35 nnH si Th
best compound lard Is being retailed
out of the tub here at 18c. You can
buy as much as you can pay for at
He. by the 60 pound tub. I don't
believe good eoninnun.t lai-ii i totall
ing at He. anywhere in the United
States carry in.? Hip einm r .oh. i,t
as Monroe. I don't know what cream
ery butter Is selling for here, but the
very best of country butter can be
bought here for SO and 35c. Canned
goous are Doing sold here 25 per cent
less than one year ago. Of course
there are some merchants here that
have charge and dll
counts that rightfully charge 10 to
15 per cent more than these prices
io cover cost of charging, delivering,
Atlanta People Buy (ii-ooeries Here.
Th. re is no town anywhoie carry
ing same freight rate as Monroe
w here groceries can be bought on the
average lower than in Monroe and
loiy lew wheie they ran be bou ,'ht
as chiap. Time are ipiiti' a number
of people v. ho ((line here from the
si. adjoining counties to do their
I ratling on a. coui'l of the better
prices obtained hero.
We ul.-o hao i u t 'in ie is In Atlan
ta, Charlotte, Abbeville, Hamlet and
I'i'h'igli. m I very Often H ceile mail
orders ii cm these pla.vs. It was only
yoMcnlav that a representative ot
the Catawba Creamery at Hickory,
N. C. was here ami olier. il ps Due.
per (l.iz. for nil Hie c..gS we had and
all we could get. yet we were retail
ing these eggs to Monroe people at
50c. a doz.
During the war and Just afterward
when prices went so high the retail
groceryinen of Monroe saved the peo
ple of Monroe and I'nion eountv
hundreds of dollars by buying in ad
vance and carrying large stocks.
Many articles were t;oM iar below re
Slood Iaw Without Complaining.
Then when the period of deflation
set in they stood their loss u-ithn.it
complaining. There is not a grocery
store In Monroe that carried any size
Stock that hH not Inst frnm fl.-o
hundred to three thousand dollars
through deflation In prices In past
six months. While the retal grocery
men here have promptly declined
with the markets, their necessary ex
penses nave not declined one penny.
House rent has almost doubted since
before the war. Clerk hire has dou
bled. Taxes have doubled, coal dou
bled, freight rates Increased 50 to
100 per cent, and telephone rents 25
per cent: In fact there has hpP.i tin
derllue In anything he must necessa
rily have to conduct his hnsin
Retail merchants have to donate
to almost every known begging or
ganization, churches, hospitals, or
phans, Salvation Army, Y. M. C. A..
Red Cross, canteens, burned houses,
cyclone suffereis. "elebrattons, base
ball, foot ball, dond mules and cows.
normes and beggars, and have to con
tend with deadbeats and thieves.
Mr. Vance Rowell and Miss Min
nie Mullis were married recently In
Mr. Lee Blarknion will have charge
of the services at Mill Grove church
next Sunday night.
Mr. Bland Robinson of Charlotte
few days ago again captured and
placed In Jail for safe-blowing his I last week.
second visit to Marshvllle is not
anticipated. Experiments conducted in
man; E. C. Winchester, A. M. Stack.
W. A. Lane, and Mlses OHM Alex
ander, Ida Ratcllffe, and Mary Gordon.
St.. . tr ..! " t .
"I don't think." said th brl.le.
was the guest of Mr. Frank Yandle "that I'll make a cake by the recipe I
that woman across the hall gave me. i
It will be too eTpenslve. The eggs '
re- alone will cost k dollar flp I
search laboratories of the enny signal I "Gee whit!" exclaimed her hus-
.oi.'s prev? tan; a number of mes- hand, "that I sn eood Hr.il How
Beware of the man who buttt
wnn Dimness when the bo's Is ted ir wgM may be sent over submarine mnnr does It rnll for nnvwav?"
Minnynnnes me ooss will ne work- cahlos simultaneously thronirh the r-iht.n. t,a , iv. r !.,,
lug for him. use of alternating current. th whito. nf ton "
Haps City Authorities.
Most retail merchants give away
enough In the course of a year to very
comfortably keep up an ordinary
family. The present board of city al
dermen after passing ordinances that
were hurtful to retail grorerymen,
imposed special license taxes on them
and on a great ninny articles they
sell, making It cost them from 25 to
ia ooiiars a year. (This, mind you.
In addition to the regular taxes.)
Say! did you ever know a retail
groceryman in Monroe to accumulate
more than a living out of his busi
ness. While neonle Airauert in nihor
lines of business have accumulated
great fortunes? 'The retail grocery
man Is the most overworked man for
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