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-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT
THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY Ntf r)S IT
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PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL.26. No. 104-
MONROE, N. O, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
CHAIN LETTER FAD HAS
STRUCK WINGATE SECTION
On Woman, Who Complied" with Re
qiieM, lM Her l'o ket-llook
on the Seventh pay.
TO ENTEKWAKEFOKEST DEHATE
Wingate. Feb. 3. The "chain
letter" craze has again struck Win
gate. For a. week or more letters,
reading as follows, have been flying
around the village: "God bless our
soldiers and sailors and hold thorn
in the hollow of His hand. Amen."
It is said that all who will copy It
once a day for seven days will meet
with great Joy on the seventh dc.y,
whereas all who pass it by w.ll en
counter some great misfortune. Om
lady copied It for seven days, send
THE I.ATE J. EKWIX CHASKY
Many Had Ckuh to le Hint, Itut
None Held Aught Against Him.
To th- Editor of The Journal:
Just before the sun shone its spark
ling light on the 19th day of January
th death angel visited the home of
Mr. Fred Chanty and claimed as its
victim the dear old father. Mr. J. E.
Chaney. His life was spent near
where he was born and reared, being
76 years, 6 mouths and 21 days. He
COMMISSION FORM OF
Aldermen Requested to Call an Election to Permit Peo
ple to Vote on This Form of City Government;
Would Make Recorder a Court a County Court
The commission form of govern-. What esueciallv ii.unl.Hi t. ih..
baves to mourn his departure eight, ment for Monroe was endorsed by alarmy captain the referendum
number of representative citizens at and recall feature of this form of
the mass meeting held last night in government. 'Tinier it," he said,
the court house, and the members of ) "you cuu get rid of an incompetent
TIIK .ltM JI HVS REPORT
children, twenty-four grand-children.
six great grand-children, one broth
er, Mr. J. W. Chaney of east Monroe
township. The sons are Messrs. W.
A and J. I.. Chaney of Wingate. T. J.
and Kred Chaney of east Monroe
township. The daughters are Mes
dames Lindsey and Lonnie Helms of
Monroe, J. "VV. Hill of Charlotte and
J. K. Stegall of east Monroe. He had
I ige CtMiniiisioiier to Serine
x liniment e T I.Wer.
The grand Jury fur this term of
court set a precedent when it recom
mended, in its report, the appoint
ment of a new tax lister, urging the
county commissioners to use their in-
llueiice in seeming a man "who will
ran fully chock his records so that no
liiniiciet ni taxpayer will be arraigned
The report, in full, reads:
"To Hon J. His Kay. Judge, hold
ing the January term. 1!21. of the
Superior court of I'nion count):
"We. the grand jury for the Janu
ary term. 1921, of t'nion county Su-
NO VERDICT YET IN THE '
Jury Has Been (hit Over Four Hours
ihI SeeniH to Ik? perplexed
Over iH-giee of OIlencN
me Doara or aldermen were instruct- city orrtclul in a short time. All wt
ed to call an ehction for the purpose would hae to do is to secure twentv-
of ascertaining the wishes of the peo- Ave per cent of the people to t.tioti j pe'rior court, bi g to submit our "re
port as follows:
"We have transacted nil business
coming before us and have visited
f. ...in i. a ffii.m ,.. Dfiniu rn -. ... i...
ing the letters to her friends w:th "" -"; ,.......,. erum. ui u a
the request that thev do likewise. V'"" ,th;a,t dW ..,
Someone asked her what happened lo .JV"': A, 1 ".Vf"," ',r h,m , I . J- C. bikes, who presided.
her on the seventh day. miw j "ands ro.il.l do but to tm vatl. started the discussion. After dec ar-
Mi.l.. my pocket-book." she sniilin J v o'hing could May Hie cold ham ..Ming that he would not be a candidate
,.,,, i l. ...,ti...... i ! ath. He nni failhllil to his dill) ; tor re-election, he said that his t x-
ple toward the proposed change. for an election, and the maiotitv of
Several different plans tf city gov- the people willing, we could replace
eminent were advocated, but all him at any time of the year."
were discarded except the commis-' Here Mr. W. M. Cordon arose. "If i',.. i:.,;, ,.(....., ..,..! i
you adopt the commission lori.i of eountv home.
government uuul.l you have to rai-e( -v,- find the rountv home in rood
lue taxes; nea-keti. 1 his In imnlit
their journey, and before long ti:v
w ill probably reach every nook mid
quarter of the American coni'iv-i'.
Py ttiat time there w'll be tithes,
pud so it s one continuous aff.iir, of
benefit to no one e:,eept the pieiolTico
The Witii-'ato h i sj li school will so- j
lect a 1 pi-r v.tatlve from one of the
two lit'Tiry toeieties t i entt r t!.e -butiiii:
rente t to In- lil : WS.o
Forest some time timing thi tm ;it i
of March. Those selected by ;!.,
societies to content for the honor nr :
s!s. Thomas s-'wietce, Fwing Snv
yer aii'l Charlie Helms, from the.
I '.idsfi-ne ;:ociety; and M ts. Itrnco
l.lles, Josefih r.lack iiinl Valentine
Tailfon from the rhllosop!iian -so-
; t v.
Miss Willie Fui re Homtn, of Wel-
iand olH'dient to l is heavenly Father,
U'vval t 'lis country, a good citizen
land a kind father. Whil- !iis voice
lis still and bis body laid away to
await the resuneetion morn, his
! Christian life is st'll fresh in our
imemoiy. lie realized several tla)s
bei'iee his dea'li ca'ne that bis stay
o'l e.:!::i iveely ipal!lu lit a
perieiice in city affairs had convince;!
,111111 that the number of city alder-
: men should ho rttiuced to t!ire, to
I,., elected at large, they to be given
auttiotity to employ a city manager.
j This brought Mr. K. ti. Faust to
his feet. "I don't propose to u.:ue
doctors nil, I lart.veis, but I want
,io declare in) oppt.-iiion to the t lec-
f1in tun lets re-Mittteil li.i t.t'iilte ui
the hivh school af,.r having reeov- ilWi? .'.neral s.ivi. e,
iWere eoniiiM ieo .-iiiiuat in uie inline
j by litv. A. C. Sherwood, and his life
less body tenderly laid to rest in the
i Williams cemetery to iiwnit the com-
1 1 .-e. In 1 1 l-ls faiiil lieler ialteit-l; ni,,:. n' .tliii Hid n at lane. l"o: two
l.e !!!! put I. is hot;se in luih r iiti-l j t,i I cariivd a peiition abound to
tie.'tli found him i eady. Tin re we,-e .;., fiiiiir.-oiei't . of the bill re
'.any who had e.iu.-c to o- him, bill . tntirmg each aMertiian lo he elected
folio had aught a: a list him. He s ;,y his own wan1. That pelitioa was
ie.'i et! line of li.ll lie -' i.obleluell. ill ( .lulled by I'.hlMIt el- Cent Oi' the
w i.niii hi'-, in ,n etily i'a;:,er i;.ii--i ba peopb of Mui-oe, ai.ii 1 think their
i';-hi:hlel. and now t'is:t he hits nuo- i v i. he.', in tin- matter upijit to he c.:n--o!ll
US tti feel Mile that he possess, i shlercd."
es a home in heaven. He sought nt "i signed that petition." shouted
t lay up treasures on earth but in ;Mr. Gilliitm Craig, a.; .Mr. Fans; took
h ave'i, and we feel sure that his his seat.
soul is tmw tlt iii. hle.l in the treasures i ti. sn.lt. took on a stormv as.icct.
Mr. Sikes was eiiial to the occa-
ered from an operation for appendi
citis. Mr. U. f.. McWhirter spent Mon
day and Tuesday in Charlotte on
I!ev. A. C, Sherwood was called to
V Sorlngs Tuesday to conduct a
Mi's Veda Green, who has boon
sick for some time. Is recovering.
Miss Minnie Winchester, of Mon
roe, was a Wingate visitor this week
Ins of the resurrection morn.
He sat la the shade of the old mock
The green leaves quivering over his
He slept in the shade of the old mock-
Mr. n. D. Austin is able to bo u: !n,,t now h 18 B,P'K the dead.
after a long Illness of pneumonia.
Mr. John Little, a student In the
hlch school, spent Wednesday In
Mrs. C. A. Peddlnfleld. of Mill
brook. N. C. Is the guest of her fath
er. Mr. W. M. Perry, this week.
Mr. C. C. Lamb Is improving rap
ldlv from nn attack of pneumonia.
Mr. Judson Terry, of Wilmington,
was the guest of his mother, Mrs.
Lydia Ferry, on Wedn-sday.
Mr. Tom Fvans was In Charlotte
on business Wedin sd.'".
The name of the Wingate Garage
hfs been change to the Wingate Cash
A lonely grave, a new made grave,
Where our father'! body Bleeps,
A place where we can hear no sound,
A place we seek, and can but weep.
It was hard to part with father,
Oh! so sad to see liim die;
Hut we will try to meet him
In the sweet bye and bye.
I.KTTKK l-'KOM KEY. HAYWOOD
simi. A a diplomat he .is probably
unequalled In Monroe. "Gentlemen,"
he implored, "this matter will be tak
en up later. All we are trying lo do
at this time Is lo get the sense of the
meeting.'' This mollified Mr. Faust,
tlown the bouse.
Mayor Sikes, calling tt ntioii to
the late hour, cut short the discussion
of city government, and calbd for a
vote on the various orm si.bmiiie I.
Four plans were propon-ii. No. 1
was the straight-out conimissio.i
form of c eminent ; No. tin lec
tion of lime aldermen and a mayo,
to he paid a nominal sai.uy, and lo
employ a city inamu'ei ; No, ;:. to
elect live illde! men, each otie to !.:
elected by I he o! rs ol his r n t i e
ward; and No. I. the election of t'uee
lOll'.niissio! ;, who would ee, I e ,e
of their number to act as ma) or, and
to employ a city i.i;:uager.
I'lan No. 1 reteixed le votes; No.
2. ": No. 2: No. -i. n.
The com mis. ion form of gnv.!i'-!
lueut f -er. -.1 a p', ii;. lily nt ,J,- s, e-
ond ballot, and it was i! ilared to be
thii recommendation of the in ; ii,:., '
Kx'en-ioi: of the city liniiis was1
taken no net on the siugi stion of
Mr. J. II. !!oyfe, but ci'nideiation ;
was killed w io n Mr. .1. K. stewurt .
lii'tlared it to be his opinion that the
city ought lo provide sewerage and
paving for those already in the town
before t tonding the eity limits.
condition and the.lnmates well cared
for. We hud two inmates, viz: Labe
Oiloiu i'lid Fled Hartino, in the in
sane eepartineiit and think they
MiuiiM be .sent lo the Man- in-titu-tion
at Morraiiton when- t!ieV can be
belter tieate.l ami tared :or.
"We find the jail ri gooti e'Mhii
Um and the pri-om-r are well tn,,;-
I and make no complaint.
" i liml t : i .i, .' ;it t .e ,
-aii" ii. good --Ii . j , a d !'.. : ;
1 " O e !. I the - f . I I Mi . S II! I ),.
. I I i ,. , ,j , oiiditloil :''. the
M omIs Wi i l.elil.
I "W" F' lit! (he ladies ,-es( in u.i it;
i tile v i ni : t house jn ha l shape s. ml
I " etis to he looked alter at once and
'.pi in I" Her com! il inn.
"We n cut : . ml that the county
commissioners use then- iuiluen,,
v it li the corporation commi -ion in
securing a county t.i as-e-,or for
mxt listing time who will carelully
ch. .-i, Ins lecoids so that no Inline ul
jtaxpayir will be aiiai.ned in co,i:t.
pai to troiiiiie ami expt use and
wrongfully embarrassed after having
done Ins tlutv by his state and coun
ty. "This the "rd (lav of February. A.
I). 1321. C. D. Ileuton. Foreman."
CASES Ms.I-0.nF1i OF THIS WEEK
iuiltj of Manslaughter.
Just as The Journal goes to
press it barns that Lucius Kob-
inson was convicted of man-
slaughter. Sentence in his case,
as in the others disposed of, has
not been pronounced bv Judge
Kay. " .
After having been out over four
hours, the jury in the Kouinson mur
der case bud failed at U:2o o'clock
this afternoon to ntuiu a verdict. A
lew minutes prior lo that tune the
jury tuiered the court room to seek
more pointed instruction fiom Judge
Lucius Kohiuson, the defendant. U
a native ()f Lancaster count), and
shot his brother. Noah Koldusoil,
mar .Mineral Spuiigs scveial months
ago during a quarrel. The two
brother.-, along with another lumber
iitd it m piic. were in a ,-ar on their
Wlf,; i', . thiid hiuth
aud ;;-ii. d to t.u.. n
the ; .ii ly ece; t t i,,
II"' i, ''! n s. . ms,
ill ! W Ml bin I'' quest."
..a tii" iiia;ie and
's Ire e, Judie.
ml i'lo)d Mel'oikle
nolo eont. -nilei e to
i ' eii) oi a halo of
: ei v ice in t lie
court in his
iie of Judge
l'HAISFS KOAI) AITHOKITIES
Mineral Springs t 'rresMimleiit Says
Snow Dliln't lllmk Koatl Tufflr.
Mineral Springs, Feb. 3. Miss Ef
fle Alexander who has been sick with
la grippe is able to be out again.
Messrs. Vadu Helms and Flow
Conn, who have been working at
Lllesville for some time, spent the
week-end at home.
Mayor Sikes thought this a very scn-
who hecaiue quiet, awaiting develop-' sible suggestion, and moved that fnr
meiits. Some one called on Mr. T. P. ther discussion be deferred to a more
Dillon. i opportune time.
Mr. Dillon admitted signing Mr. I Uy this time everybody was in fine
Faust's petition to secure the clec-! fettle. Old political enemies forgot
lion of each alderman by the voters ' their past animosities toward each
of his own ward, and declared his In- other, and good-naturedly joined in
tonlion of sticking to that gentleman, itho discussions.
Mr. A. M. Stack favored . the plan Revival of the Mayor's court was
advocated by Mr. Sikes. He thought i the next In order of discussion, and
every man should have tho privilege for over tin hour it wns argued pro
of voting for all of the aldermen ' and con. Mr. F. G. Henderson, pres
who were to conduct hit affairs, con-, Ident of the chamber of commerce,
eluding bv pronouncing tho Faust i opened the discussion bv declaring
, I.,. . i i 1, , i ways come 10 every man ni ine saiin
Plan unwise. ilhnt he was convinced, from his oh- ,,, ,., ,.,., ...
Mr. J. W. Fowler, one time Mayor servation while a inen.ber of the Jn ,,, 'llut , lh(1
and alderiuuii. advocated the elec-ltown council, that the city was pay- Vta).g t0 come m of ls Hm ((l
iion or three aldermen and a Mayor lug more than its part of the upkeep ;on'(h(1 yp.irs of jy aMll ns lhll
to be given authority to employ a ! of th'f Recorder's court, but he did , ,..,,, J,,' ,,.loH ,"... c,1Ml .', .....
fW.i., ....... II.. ......1.. ' lii.l ,l,whi.dlM rt n.mti ioocitQ f i ......
luini't n ill I 1 1 j llltuafc i. lir iiiituv , uiiuviturtr iu wifuc tin- tin iu.i i
i;i.rns of two rni.i:s
ELATES M l . I I EASAM FOLKS
Walter C. (Jreeii ami Luke I'liillps
Certainly I'osmn the Esteem of
To the Editor of The Journal:
During the life time of every man
there conies a time for him to show
to the world Just what kind of ma
terial he Is made of. It does not al
ways come to every man at the same
Mrs. VA. A. Laney has been very, turn the land and ulant to. wheat,
111 for the past week but Is improv- The people do not burn anything that
,n"- grows on their land, as they try to
Miss Carrie Mae Godfrey who is in get all the humus possible In their
school at Wingate is at home this soil. A yield of from 20 to 23 bush
week with her brother, Mr. Bruce jels is considered a good wheat crop.
Godfrey, who Is sick with pneumonia, j while the corn yield averages about
Miss Bessie Howie who suffered an 135 bushels to the acre this year,
attack of asthma and pneumonia the Market facilities, however, are not
first of December while at school In R0 pood.
Wingate Is able to be out again. I Lexington, twenty miles away, is
Mr. Otis Coan Is spending the week our nearest market. Fanners haul
with his cousins. Misses Myrtle and: their produce there by means of
Cora Lee Long, at Lllesville. trucks.
Mr. Raymond Robinson was In 1 This a bin stock country, and most
Charlotte Saturday on business. f the cattle are of blooded stock.
'the point that the city aldermen, tin-(either court only so far as to say that
Minister , (,.r the n resent nhin rnnmil eive the 'he understood there was much cViti-
clsia a.'ialnst the Recorder for his
failure to properly enforce the city
Mr. W. Z. Faulkner stated that he
The commission form of govern-! favored the revival of the Mayor's
ment was lirnt advocated by Mr. J. J. i court, and so did Mr. J. U. Simpson.
I'urker. "I have always had a ban-! Mr. J. D. McRa who Is also a mem
ing towards the commission form of , ber of the board of aldermen, was op
government," said the lute Republi- poseiL, to the abolishment of the Re
can candidate for governor, "and I j cottier's court, but said he believed
am In favor of making the experi-lthe county should pay the salary of
ment. The plan has proven a sue- i the Recorder.
cess wherever it has been tried, and I By a practically unanimous vote
It Is certain that we cannot adopt a I the citizens present recommended
worse form of government than we j that the court be made a county
Mr. A. iM. Stack, the city attorney,
then read a bill which would revive
the Mayor's court, and and for which
he asked the endorsement of those
Former I'nioii County
write r ills .ew iinne. ,.;ly.g -u-n proper attention. "They
TO the Kdltor of The Journal: , have their own business lo limit nf
t'lease allow me space tor u few lines j tl,r e m, .enj 1 m-ak from ex-
abo il my new home in Davidson i perience," he concluded.
'lhi.5 i a fiat- section, little broken
and the soil is adapted to grain, clo
ver end grasses, fruits, vegetables
and t'jbai'co. There Is also a great
deal of heat raised In the county.
Corn In abundance la produced, and
much tin ti Is devoted to the cultiva
tion of c'.jver. The farmers sow clo
ver when they seed their wheat, al
low the land to rest one year, then
form of government, explained Mr.
Parker, the people would vote for a
mayor and chairman of finance, who
would have charge of all collections
and expenditures; a commissioner of
Mr. Tom Griffin and family of Be-
thune, S. C., have moved to our little
town, and we give them a hearty
The hogs are generally of the Red
The people are of Scotch-Irish de
scent, and are noted for their Dlety
Mr. M. M. Winchester went to land rood morals. Thev are ueonle
Charlotte Sunday to be with his jwno nonor tne sabbath, and are law
daughter, Miss Edna Winchester, who abiding; no whiskey, no stills; strlct
vecently underwent an operation on y prohibitionists; and a lot of our
her throat. She Is doing nicely. people are praying christians. In
Well the snow and ice has left ti8'0lle of n,y churches there are a dozen
but we have a good road Just the members who will lead In prayer,
same, thanks to the good road men. There is much forest, pine, oak and
And some of those old fogies who I popular timber in my community.
Kicked aDout tne county rasing some The ,,r0p. are economical and thrlf
n .nil In ntnlrA . rmnA . . .. ... .
of tbetr top soil to make us good
roads are riding just as hard as any
WAS AT BATTLE OF NEWIJEKX.
ty, and market quite a lot of produce.
No cotton here; the farmers use lots
of commercial fertilizer, but pay for
It oft the spot; and consequently, this
section Is not feeling the pressure of
hard times, as there Is plenty to eat
Esq. Cheat-, Writes Mr. Huntley, whs ; and no debts to pay. Rev. A. B.
Lieut. In AHhrraffa Co. Haywood, Handy, Davidson county,
To the Editor of The Journal: 'N. C.
In the Monroe Journal of the 28th of
December, I notice a mistake In the
date of birth, also the war record, of I
Presbyterian Church Note.
A cordial invitation is given to the
En. V. T. Chears. He was born in! following services:
1835 instead of 1845. He partlclpa- 10 a. ra. Sunday school, W. A.
ted in the beginning of the war In- Henderson superintendent. Special
stead of the ending, so he was 25 In- opening program by Mrs. Sutten
stead of 15. He was a lieutenant In field's class.
Capt. John B. Ashcraffs company of ! H a- m- Worship and sermon,
the 37th regiment of N. C. volunteers I Thi"l sermon on the "Temple Teach-
and was in the fight at Newbern i "1's-
when the yankees invaded and cap
tured that city. He was tithe col
lector at the latter part of the war.
7:30 p. m. Praise service, led bv
the intermediate department of the
Sunday school, followed by sermon.
John O Griffin and some other old l"te mange of hour.)
Confederates may remember this as' As a further evidence of the fra-
publlc safety, who would act as chief 1 present
. . ,, I n . . 1 T 1. .
01 ponce anu me ueparimeui; ana a
commissioner of public works, who
would have charge of the water and
light and sanitary departments. The
present salaries paid the city clerk,
tax collector, chief of police, and su
perintendent of water and light plant,
he believes, would be sufficient to pay
for the whole time of these commis
sioners. He would pay salaries
ranging from $2500 to $3000.
The city manager plan was opposed
by Mr. Parker, who declared that
such an official would have all sorts
of opportunities to graft upon the
people. He wants responsibility cen-jclty officials
The reading of the bill provoked
more discussion. The Mayor's court
was opposed by Mr. J. E. Stewart and
Mr. R. L. Stevens, and others; while
Messrs. A. M. Stack, J. J. Parker and
J. C. Sikes argued for It. About
10:15. after most of those present
had left, a vote was ordered. The en
dorsement carried by a .vote of about
13 for to 5 or 8 against.
Friends of the Recorder's court,
however, refused to concede a victo
ry, as tdght or nine of those votes
favorable for the revival of the May
or's court were cast by lawyers and
tered upon three Monroe citizens.
Dr. H. D. Stewart ably seconded
Mr. Parker in ;hls advocacy of the
commission form of government.
The meeting was one of the most
interesting ever held In Monroe, and
the discussions were thoroughly en
Joyed by those present.
Refusing Five Pardons
"Aunt Sarah Goes Free
IN PRISON 42 YEARS FOR
CRIME SHE DIDN'T COMMIT
band. Yesterday her sentence was
ended. She is dead.
And Sarah Wychoff had never
committed murder, had never known
anything about the killing of her
husband. Circumstantial evidence
vealcd to us Just what kind of tit
izens our followinen are.
The structure of their characters
are seen to be Just as they are. Some
stand out like pyramids, challenging
and indestructible; others stand us
hollow frame-workers with founda
tions of sand.
Is it not an ensv matter for us to
read the characters of those with
whom we deal? When contracts are
broken and obligations cannot be
met, we see men pleading for a little
time. Sometimes it is granted
sometimes refused. Often innocent.
straight-forward, upright men ate
preyed upon by miserly, scheming,
grafters. Some men, even In times
like this, however, nre able to pass
under the fray without being made
transparent. There are men devising
enough and crafty enough to hold out
in times like this so that even their
neighbors don't know that they are
standing on sand foundations. Fv
ery man Is esteemed by men of his
own standing. A hypocrite Is loved
by all until he Is found to be a hyp
ocrite, then he becomes a desplrable.
iMt. Pleasant community Is greatly
elated over the return to the com
munity of two former residents, one
iu the person of Mr. Walter C. Green
("a real man") who was recently
moved by twenty wagons by his form
er neighbors. Mr. Green was moved
free of charge. Another, "Mr. Luke
Phillips, " who resided In the neigh
borhood a few years ago, and who Is
a travelling man of note, has moved
to the "Armfleld place." Had Mr.
Phillips been an object of charity It
is said that he also would have been
moved free of charge. The commun
ity realizes the value of such men,
and rejoices to welcomes them hack
home. If there are any more of such
men away and unable to return, we
refer them to Mr. Ellison Rot'ers.
who will circulate a petition In their
behalf. W. B. F.
ItAPTIST MEETING lOSTPOXEI
Mr. MeCorkle Fuji Liiml mid Tlmltcr
nt Crowbill's, South Carolina.
Monroe. R. F. 1). No. 6. Feb. 3
Owing to the inclement weather, the
meeting of the Union Baptnt afsoea-
Utile Woman from Alexander County j had tied the knot around the negro's!"'"', which was tn have been held at
Dies. In the Only Place Site
Could Call lltnue.
TO HE ItUKIED I1Y IIEH III SHAM)
neck, and had torn her from her i Corinth January 29 and 30. wa In
children and shut her up in prison, deunu iy postponed.
Thirty-nine years after the negro hBd I We learn that Mr. H. A. MeCorkle
been hung, and the woman had he- nougnt tne titnner on several
acres or lantt nt I'rownurg. helong-
come No. 1304 In prison, a man con
fessed to the murder and died.
Confession Clear Her.
ing to Crow Brothers, and w ill move
his sawmill outfit down there when
lip rnninlet.ia the InK tin l nn nn
Hanging over the edge of eternity, t Mp ... v TllrVr ha" -,.,. a .,.
torn with the fear of death, the red ..:.. an.. ..,.,. fn . .
Forty-two years ago, writes Ben
Dixon MarNeil in the Raleigh News
and Observer, there was a hanging in
Alexander county. One Bob McCor- i Main on his soul overcame his thirtv- M.llli.,
negro, swung out into eternity 1 nine years of repression, and he con-1
for the murder of Wesley Wychoff. fessed that he had contrived
well as I. J. W. Huntley, Rock Hill, icrnai spirit existing Dctween the white. Sarah Wychoff. the wife of der of Wvchoff had reimin-l plan
S. C, Feb. 1. 1921. j churches of Monroe, our Methodist Wesley Wychoff and the mother t, ned t,e t';-cin iMam-.s to lead to the
I friends will permit us to go to church his children, came to the State Pi t on negro and to Lie woman It was a
Everybody in Katchakoo goes to by the ringing of their bell, if ours (to serve a life sentence for com-mr- -Saleeby'8
Cafe. is still out of commission. j ing with the negro to kill her bus-1 Continues! on Page Eight.
I'v'-ryb'Hlv In Hatrha-Koo goes to
Saleel y s Cafe.
Wise men say sweet things lo their
wive. It has Its reward at men!
u a; io Atom 01
er .ean:e ill
hot 1 . .VI . '
defelloalil. ! .
:iini! t ,1 en .
It, was tm ii i
t :.iioi ni : :
'lit ell a j.', ,
t ,ie h;, r,.e o. 1 ,111
enitna. I 'aii;, who aw
Lite war, appeared in
ui.ii'orin. Thi. railed ta
Ua, v. ho eiol .-ted
what lie termed a ilex ei.itioii of the
niiiloim of his itiaiitiy. excused
ihe young man on the mounds of ig
iioiare, hut made it plain that a le-
iirrcnce of such an offense would be
detrimental to the interests of a de
fendant in his court.
Smiley Funderburk was found
guilty of carrying a pistol oft his own
premises. It appears that at the spe
cial session of the legi.saltnre an act
was passed making it an indictable
offense to carry a pislol off one's
premises, whether concealed or not.
So it would be well to romember this,
and don't take your pistol with you
when you leave home.
John Knight, a young white man
of the lower edge of the county, was
found guilty of making liquor. This
is the man ho skipped his bond, and
who was caught the other night when
he crossed over the line from South
Carolina, where he had been In hid
ing. After Knight bad been found
guilty, his w LI'e and five litle white
headed children trooped into tl I
court room. It was said that they
were penniless and had nowhere to
go, being absolutely dependant upon
the husband and lather for their
Other Cases llisooved of.
Charlie Brown, a mulatta. was
found guilty of taking flftv dollars
from Mr. drier Squires, of Vance
township, on show day in Monroe last
fall. The defendant conducted his
own case, examining the witnesses
for the state. He related a plausible
story, but the evidence against him
Other cases disposed of were:
Ned Stewart, keeping liquor for
sale; not guilty.
Charles Vinson, removing crop;
John Hollls, alias John Harper,
felonious breaking, larceny and re
ceiving; defendant pleads guilty.
Ned SteA-art, keeping liquor for
sale; defendant enters ;lea of 1100''
At'am Wall. John Wan and Isaac
BUnt, making liquor; defendants
pit .id guilty.
Wiley Brace, keeping liquor for
sale; not guilty.
Tom Jacobs, false pretenses; not
Booker T. Dunn, forgery; guilty In
Floyd Helms, assault had batterv
with deadly weapon, def .nd;:iit pb-ads
Raymond Crowder. assault with
deadly weapon; Judgment suspended
011 pavinent of costs. This defend
ant, on going home some months ago.
round a man invading his hone ami
shot him. The wound came very near
proving fatal. The Judge was'askd
to require the defendant to pay the
hospital bills of the man, but th
court flatly and emphatically refused,
and was cheered by the spectatots in
Sheriff Hunter Here.
Vr. John P. Hunter, who has been
sheriff of Liiiica.de. eountv for thirtv-
four years, and who will doubtless
continue to serve in this capacity un
til his death, was in Monroe yester
day attending court. Sheriff Hunter,
who is over sixty ;.ears of age. Is one
of the most noted rharactets of this
section. Time and time again he has
sought to give up his Job as sheriff
hut the people of his county refused
to let him. If he failed to announce
his candidacy In an election, some of
his friends did It for him, and he Is
alwa overwhelmingly elected. Sher
iff Hunter served a United States
Marshall for four years.
Never bet on a sure thing. It
hurts like the devil to see the other
fellow walking away with your
Every mother knows the good
qualities of her children. Her neigh
bors know the ret.