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"TOE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVER YBOD Y READS IT
"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT"
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL- 27. No. 2.
MONROE, N. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CA$-
SHEER FOLLY TO PLANT
MORE THAN HALF A CROP
Indication Are, S Mr. Broom,
That Them WM be I'arrj
Over of Ten MUIIon Bale.
FREPAKE XOW TO SOW OATS
By T. J. W. BROOM.
The Federal Department of Agri
culture wakes the statement that the
indicated world supply of unspun
American cotton July 21. 1921. will
be between nine and ten millions of
bales. This corroborates the Mem
phis Conference which made the es
timate that there would be more than
nine million bales of unspun Amer
ican cotton July 1, 1921. The total
unspun cotton in the world is esti
mated to be between twelve and
thirteen million bales, July 31. 1921.
Nearly enough to supply the demands
of the world for another year.
With these facts before us It looks
like sheer folly to plant for more,
than a half crop of cotton. When
we take into consideration that the
ten year average of unspun American
cotton on hand at the beginning of
each fiscal year has been one million
two hundred thousand bales, and
that July 31, 1920, there were six
million and eighty-six thousand bales
of unspun American cotton, and that
this amount will be increased to near
ten million bales July 31, 192L. it
makes cotton look like a good crop
to go light on this year. To the
farmer who is In debt, and most
farmers are, because of the heavy
losses last year, it may seem impos
sible to- materially reduce acreage
and meet his obligations, but when
V a rnmiHar that In lion nt ovtatlnir
conditions one bale of cotton will sell
for more money than two, provided
all cotton farmers act together in
curtailing acreage, it looks like the
easiest way to pay debts would be
to produce the one bale of cotton and
save the added expense to producing
the second bale.
One Farmer Is Buying Cotton.
But the farmer Is not asked to
reduce his crop by one'half, the only
thing that he Is aBked to do Is not
to plant more than one-third his cul
tivated land In cotton. It is esti
mated that it every farmer will do
this, the acreage will be reduced
fifty per cent and that financial bank
ruptcy to the South will be averted.
Hundreds of farmers in this coun
try can sign the pledge to not plant
mora than one-third their cultivated
land in cotton and yet not reduce.
We have talked with some of the
most successful farmers of the coun
ty about this proposition and they
tell me that they have never planted
more than one-third of their culti
vated land' in cotton. One of these
said, and he is one of the most suc
cessful farmers In the county, "I will
sign that pledge, for I have more
than half of my farm sown to wheat
and onti, and will plant more than
half the remainder In corn. I made
fourteen bales of cotton last year,
have bought six balr-B, and have ev
ery bale of it yet, do not owe a dol
lar, and can finance myself to make
another crop and not Bell a bale of
my cotton." This farmer has often
made the statement to me that hej
can produce his hay cheaper at home ,
than he could haul It from Monroe
if it was given, to him, and that he
would rather produce his own wheat
because of the rotation and oppor
tunity for pasturage that It gave him
for his livestock, than to haul the
Hour from town. We believe the
proposition not to plant more than
oue-thlrd the cultivated land to cot
ton would be a profitable system for
every farmer In the county to adopt
as a permanent system regardless of
what cotton may sell for in the fu
ture, because it will mean a self-sup-portlug
These pledges will be soon circu
lated in the county and In the mean
time farmers are requested to seri
ously consider this matter.
Prepare to Row Spring Oats.
We want to suggest that farmers
prepare to sow spring oats, not only
as a means of reducing cotton acre
age, but to supply needed forage this
summer. An acre of fairly good
land sown to oats will, In all prob
ability, make more hay than the same
land If planted to cotton will pay for
next fall, and the hay can be pro
duced much cheaper than the cot
ton. Oats, cut in the milk or early
dough stage, when the stalk and
blades are still green, makes a hay
that is greatly relished by all kinds
of stock, and is superior to the best
timothy hay. Sow the Fulghum, Ap
pier, Red Rust Proof, or Burt, in
the order named for best results. Two
hay crops can be grown on the same
land if desired. After the oats are
off, cowpeas or sorguhm can be
grown. Another advantage in hav
ing lands devoted to hay crops Is
the opportunity it gives tor getting
In clover and pats, or vetch and oats,
for bay early' in the fall.
Another crop that every farmer In
the county should prepare to grow
this year is soybeans. They should
be planted In every row of corn
grown In the county for the Improve
ment of the land if for nothing else.
One of the largest farmers in the
county said to me last fall, that he
considered that a crop of soybeans
grown In the row with the corn ahd
let remain on the land to be worth
a ton of fertilizer to the following
crops. We have it demonstrated here
In the county that they will double
corn with the beans In the corn. '
If you are in need of soybeans
seed se your county agent for prices
and where to obtain them.
Refusing Major HeatKs Offer to
Resign in His Favor Senator Price
SaysThat the"Pickings AreGone
HE DENIES CONFERRING
WITH THOSE PROMINENTS
Says the Present ltoad ComiiilMiioa
Head Is Only Monro Man He
Haa Talked With.
WANTS TO HEU" HIM LAND JOU
To the Editor of The Journal:
If you and the public will pardon me
I would like to ask for space for one
more communication in regard to the
road question. I would not write
this, for the people have already act
ed in mass meeting, and their voice
prevails whether I or Major Heath Is
pleased or not; but as the Major has
come at me with a broad side for
some purpose I do not know and as
the water seems to be fine and he has
invited me to come in, so here I go.
I am almost afraid to speak out
very strong for fear he will put me
in his Ananias club. He has come at
me with his big stick, in fact he has
stayed thorn right and left If you
don't want to get a knock out blow
then you must stand In with the Maj
or and do as he says or woe unto you.
How well do I recall what a very
prominent mau said on one occasion
when asked how he thought the Maj
or would do as road commissioner
that there was one thing sure and
that was that if everything did not do
or go as the Major wished that he
would cuss out the whole push. That
is Just what- de Major am done. He
has cussed out JUu Price, Zeb Oreen,
W. L. Hemby, A. A. Secrest. Billy
Bivens, John Slkes and members of
the Chamber of Commerce with
but ft,-w exceptions and he does not
call out by name these exceptions.
He has cussed out Mr. Henderson and
Ira iMullls, but this was not done at
this special cussing but at a former
cussing away back yonder about May
1, 1920, when the Major was seek
ing to oust Mr. Henderson and finally
did oust hint so as to get Mr. Hender
son's Job. The Major raised h 1
then to get a Job and now he la rais
ing h 1 to keep this job.
Hays Job Is Worthelss One
The Major says "I am a friend of
Jim Price and wish that he was pres
ent, etc.,- so that he could have asked
questions of Jim as to his recent flop
on the road question." Now, Major,
I used to think and did so up to this
time that you and I were friends as
you say, but when you say if I will
join you in this road matter that you
will resign and let me have your job,
1 no longer can be led to believe that
you are a friend of mine. Why, my
God, man, what would I want with
your Job! Your Job now Is a worth
less one. The pickings are all gone.
Nothing there for me. This offer
does not sctnid like one coming from
a friend. You have ate all the pie.
The dishes are licked clean. Not even
any crumbs left for the dogs.
I did not want to criticise the M iJ
or ani v.ould not have done, so If La
had net dra vn the ring and called me
in. I have never been known to back
from a clar.h of this kind and God
fnrbl'l that I ever should. I always
try to champion the cause of right
a 'id 1 may land wrong, as the Major
says I have In tils instance, but if I
do, just as socn as I find I am wrong
I will have the manhood to say so
and not be a stickler for the wrong
In order to be bull-headed. If it's
pie I am after then it makes no dif
ference if I do land wrong, in fact I
should land wrong.
' Dues HI Own Thinking
In the Major's speech as reported
In The Monroe Journal of Jan. 25 he
charged that "I had been Influenced
by the directors of the Chamber of
Commerce," etc., etc. Now I want to
say here once and for all that this
statement of the Major's so far as It
applies to me Is false. Major Heath
should know that I am not built that
way and he does know It, but In his
cunning and foxy manner was trying
to mislead somebody. I am a man
that does my own thinking and ar
rive at nvy conclusions without the
permission of any one. I don't even
know who the directors of the Cham
ber of Commerce are, If the Major
has enemies in the Chamber of Com
merce I do not know It and I do not
think It fair in h Lin to accuse me .of
being Influenced by any one much
less his enemies. I have not even
connlted with a single member of
the Chamber of Commerce, that Is to
my knowledge, for ns I said I do not
know who the members are.
Wants to Live In Monroe Home Day
Again the Major says In his article
In The Journal of the 4th Inst, that
"from his leter (referring to me) he
has evidently been In conference
with some of the 'prominents' of
Monroe." ' So here he comes again
accusing me of being In conference
with some of the "prominents" of
Monroe. Who are thore prominents
of Monroe that have si:ch a wonderful
Influence over me? There muBt be
ome wonderful people In Monroe. I
know I have a lot of good friends In
Monroe and I am proud of this fact.
I have no enemies there that 1 know
of and I have often expressed the
hope that some day I may get to the
point In life that I will be able to
move to Menroe and be among so
many of my pood friends. If I never
cet to that point in life then I would
like to spend my latter days here in
the bst section of country In the
world, but would like to have a road
that I could get to Monroe occasion
ally, anyway to meet and mingle
more often with ray good friends. As
it is, if the Major waa to die I could
j not attend his funeral at it would
! be impossible to get there over our
five hundred and fifty thousand dol
. The reason. Major, that I .flopped
over on this road question is that I
saw that the present system was a
failure and would not do. I felt in
terested, as all citixens should, and
am now taking the part I am solely
tor the good of the people of this
county. I am not looking as to how
It shall benefit a few as a few are
always benefited at the expense of
the many, but I am trying to look at
it from an unbiased standpoint and
tope that we finally will get the best
and most economical law and one
that will be the most benefit to the
Acta Proved Worthless
The Major twits me by asking if I
Iwere not for the present law and did
I not help pass some amendments to
i same at special session, etc. Yes, sir,
de Major am right, I did. and by the
1 way, I have these amendments lying
.'right here before me and looking at
them I see that these amendments
are numbered from 39B to 39H inclu
sive and I want to Bay right here in
j this connection that I then recognized
jthat the system was proving a failure
land wished to do all I could by
j amendatory acts to straighten same,
i but I find tbat some of these acts
were not worth the paper they were
Take for lnsance, Sec. 39C which
says "That it shall be the duty of
the road commission or other road
authorities to keep, or cause to be
kept, an accurate Itemized account of
all road funds received from 'any
Bource and how the same is expend
ed by townships and It shall be tho
duty of said road commission or oth
er road authorities within 30 days
from the passage of this act to make
or cause to be made an Itemized
statement of all fuuda heretofore re
ceived from any sourpe for raod pur
poses, and an Itemized statement of
disbursements of same by townsips
and the said road commission, or
road authorities, shall cause the same
to be published In one tesue of at
least one weekly newspaper publish
ed In such county and it shall be the
duty of said road commission or road
authorities in such county to publish
j In the first week in October, 1920, a
'complete, correct and detailed. Item
ized statement of all road funds re
ceived and disbursed by townships In
said county since the last published
, statement and such statement shall
ibe published in at least one newspa
per as directed once every month
' thereafter a similar statement shall
be made and' published as provided.
: That If said road commission or other
road authorities shall fall or refuse
.to keep such an accouut, or to make
lor cause to be made and published
i the statements herein provided, each
' member thereof shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor and punished at the
discretion of the court."
YAutiO Itemized Statement.
Rememb-jr it says plainly a "cor
rect and ('.stalled itemize"!! statement"
and hnvA annm nnhlisheri Nnw Mr.
j Editor, If there ever has been an
Itemized, detailed statement publish
ed I have never seen it and I would
be glad to get a copy, if I am mis
taken, and I will cheerfully correct
this matter. If I am right and no
such itemized, detailed statement has
been made then the system Is not al
together responsible, but some of the
responsibility for Its failure Is upon
the Major. Let's have that Itemized
statement. I want to see how much
each one got In Sandy Ridge. I want
to know how much Bill Jones got
and what for; how much Jim Smith
and what for, and how much the
Major got and how many days, etc.,
etc. In fact I and the people want
Just what the law says, "an Itemized,
detailed statement." .What does
itemize mean anyway? Don't take
all tho people to be fools. If we
can't get this statement, then It looks
very much like Mr. Brock might get
busy and have this statement forth
coming. Wouldn't Have Thought It.
No, Major, I don't think it nice In
you to pretend to be my friend (this
shows your foxlness; ask me to come
and have a seat with you at the ta
ble; In fact ask me to take your seat
at the head (offering to resign in my
favor) when lo and behold the pick
lings arc all gone; no pie, not even a
crumb for my pup! It's too bad, and
(I would have never thought dat de
; Major would be guilty of such an act.
j . Hays the Major I a Puazle. . .
I The Major says that "everybody
J knows that Jim Price Is a fairly good
I politician, etc." I may be a fairly
I good one, hope I am, but I want to
here now once and forever, to hand
it over to you as my superior. I am
only a novice compared with you,
when It comes to playing politics.
There Is not a man In the county to
compare with you whn it comes to
playing politics. Juct one instance
will suffice. You remember how cun
ningly and completely you ousted
Henderson and Mullla. That was a
great game. You played It success
fully. You made a great to do, and
you had some mighty good help too.,
and aH just for Henderson's Job Pnd
the. people were on to It. Yo-i m.n
have fooled a few, but a mlgh'y few.
TRAMPS ARE NOW GETTING
PLENTIFUL AT UNGATE
Ono Awoke Citiaen to Secure Matches
to Build HitiiKeir a Kire in
the Railroad Station.
DEATH OF MRS. K. F. HIXXICVTT
Wingate, Feb. 10. Mrs. R. F.
Hunnicutt died Tuesday afternoon af
ter an illness of several months. Mrs.
Hunnicutt was forty-five years of age
and was a beloved woman. The
deensed is survived by her hus
band, seven children and two broth
ers and one sister. Funeral serv
ices were conducted Wednesday af
ternoon by Rev. A. C. Sherwood at
Bakers, where the remains were In
terred In the cemetery there.
Mr. R. F. McWhirter spent Mon
day In Charlotte on business.
Bruce and Russel, children of Mr.
and Mrs. R. C. Griffin of Pittsboro,
N. C, visited friends in Wingate this
The Perry Mill Company has not
been running this week on account
of some repair woi k that is being
done on the boiler.
Mr. A. B. McWhirter is In Maxton
Mrs. D. H. Perry is suffering from
a nervous breakdown but is improv
There will be preaching at the
Baptist church here Saturday after
noon at two o'clock and at eleven
o'clock Sunday morning and six-thirty
in the evening. Everybody is in
vited to attend these services. We
are sure that the pastor, Rev. Mr.
Sherwood, has something in store for
us that will be worth our time.
The girls auxilary of the Baptist
church met with Mrs. C. M. Beach
Tuesday afternoon. The roll was
called and minutes read of the last
meeting and approved. After which
an Interesting program was rendered,
circle No. 1 having the program In
charge. It was decided by the auxil
ary to maet every first and third
Sundays immediately after Sunday
Mr. H. K. Helms spen( Tuesday In
McAdensvllle on business.
Mr. ... Lamb has resumed his
work as agent here with the S. A.
L. after recovering from an attack
Mr. Hazel Wright spent the week
end with relatlvesin South Carolina.
Mr. Jack Duncan spent a few days
in Wingate this week.
Mrs.' Jfthtf McManus of Tradesville,
S. C. visited her daughter, Mrs. E. B.
Wright last week.
Miss Ora Blggers spent the week
end with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Blggers.
Several tramps have been hanging
around Wingate for the past few
days. A few nights ago one spent
the night In the depot He lay down
on the seats and went to sleep and
when he awoke the Are had gone out.
Having no matches he went up to a
man's honse and woke him and cot
him to give him a few matches. The
tramp then returned to the depot.
There being no wood nor coal In the
waiting room, he managed to get an
egg crate which he broke up and
started his fire.
MAX SCATTERS GREENBACKS
Continued on Page Light.
Many $100 and t.K Note Destroyed
Before Police Interfere.
Denver, Feb. 6. A man tearing
up greenbacks and scattering them
broadcast on the streets In the busi
ness section lute last night was ar
rested. The policemen were shocked
to observe that the bills were of large
denominations, mostly 1100 and 160
"What are you trying to do? Does
not this stuff mean anything to you?"
demanded the police.
The only answer was an angry
At the police station .handfuls of
the torn greenbacks and a few good
ones were taken from the prisoner.
There were more than $1000 of de
EfforU to get any explanation from
the man were unavailing. From
documents In his suitcase, the police
said they believed the prisoner to be
Peter Ada McAvlch, a miner from
Hermlne, Pa. The papers showed
McAvlch's age to be forty-eisht
years. A Pullman ticket from Red
Oak, la., to McCook, Neb., was found
in his effects.
ITesbyterlan Church Notes
I will praise the name of God with
a song, and will magnify him with
thanksgiving. Psa. t9:30.
10 a. m., Sunday school, iV A.
II a. m., Worship and fourth ser
mon on "Temple teachings."
7:30 p. m., Praise service and ser
mon. The praise service will be led
by the Intermediate Department of
the Sunday school.
Foreign Mission week, Feb. 20-27.
The Woman's Auxiliary will ob
serve next week, Feb. 14-19, as Self
Denial, and Week of Prayer. Meet
ings each afternoon except Wednes
day, when the meeting will be at
7:10, and Mrs. Suttenfield's class of
young ladies will have a special pro
Trade Commissioner Arthur Young
reports that American exports to
Spain increased 240 per cent from
1914 to 1919. The 1914 total wax
130,000 whila that of 1919 was!
The Bureau of SUikti's of the
Labor Department announces that
the eo'.t of. food declined elpht per
cent in December over November
GOOD DESPITE THE RAIN
Wednesday Saw Many People Out
Willi the Buying Spirit Mr.
Davis Continues to Improve.
MA.N'Y STCDEXTS OX HOXOU ROLL
Marshvllle. Feb. 10. The two Im
portant features of Marahville nem-s
this week are the rain and the big
sales. The rain may be general, but
the sales are absolutely local. There
seems to be something doing in the
old town now. Wednesday saw num
bers or people out with the buying
spirit and absolute disregard of the
elements. Opportunity was in the
air and the folks were wasting no
time making use of it. As for the
rain well all things have an end
Mr. E. H. Moore spent several days
last week In Richmond on business.
Mrs. Lillie Price is visiting rela
tives in WilminVon and Lumberlon.
Miss Mittle Green attended the
weddins of Miss Cullie Marsh to Mr.
B. C. Edwards ir. Charlotte last Sat
Mrs. M. E. Applewhite spent last
week in Wilmington with relatives.
Mrs. Hurd Davis has returned from
Baltimore where she has been with
her husband who is taking treatment
at Johns Hopkins for sleeping sick
ness. Mr. Davis continues to Im
prove.' Mrs. Davis is with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Morgan.
Mrs. Charlie Barrino spent the
week-end in Monroe the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Croff Edwards of
Baltimore are the guests of their par
ents, .Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Edwards,
and Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Tadlock.
Mrs. J. S. Harrell entertained the
Book Club with a valentine party on
Wednesday afternoon. The room was
decorated with numbers of pink
hearts, cupids, pine and blooming
plants. The hostess had written a
valentine story In which occurred
freauent blanks, these hianU in ha
supplied by the guests from the given
names or tne ciud members. Mrs. E.
E. iMarsh was given the first prize,
a satin and lace sachet, and Mrs. J.
T. Garland the second, a heart shaped
box of candy. Butterfly salad, sand
witches and coffee were served. The
guests were then sent upon a hunt
about the room to find letters left
by Cupid. These proved to be quaint
valentine for each guest Besides
club members there . were present
Mrs. Claude P. Orlffln, Mrs. J. T.
Garland, and Mrs. J. M. Edwards.
The following pupils of the Marsh
vllle sccbool made the honor roll for
the fifth month.
First grade. Lll Kirk Huggins.
Harold White, Max Harrell, Annie
Lee Haney, and Roy Harget.
Second trade. Mabel Rasa M.ihpl
Griffin, Herman Moore, Glenn Moore,
nuDert strawn, stlnson Williams and
Garry Harrell. i
Third trade. Marrarpt Orlffln.
Virginia Bailey, Ell Bivens, Howard
oiegau, waiiace Harrell, Connie
Burns, Mae Tucker, Willie Dean,
Lamar Little, Boyce Hargett.
Fourth grade. Kenneth Caddy,
Mabel Ruth Hearon, Beuna Brewer,
OUie Mae Phlfer, Mae Newsome, Hal
lie Mae Rollins, and Joscyhlue
Fifth prade. Evelvn Bailev. Bruce
Staton, Nannie Lee Long, Bovd
Strawn, Ruth Blair, Cassle Belle
Glover, Selma Stegall, and Billy
Sixth grade. Ellis Marsh, Kath
leen Newsome, Willie Gaddy, and
Seventh grade. Virginia .Griffin,
and Furman Little.
Eighth grade. Martha Stegall,
Kate Swanner, Hal Griffin, Jean
Hallman. Ives Green, Harry Bivens,
and Haskell Bivens. .
Ninth grade. Margie Marsh, Vera
Leonard, Georgie Dean.
Tenth grade. Edwin Griffin. Hal
Marsh, Ellie Phlfer, Effle Strawn.
Eleventh grade. Kate Morgan.
(UKL IS ATTACKED' AT PAXCSJ
Despite Blow on the Xoe, She Still
"Wants Her BUI."
Wlnthrop, Mass., Feb. 10. Be
cause Violet L. Hagman took It into
her pretty head to dance three times
with another man, William T. Tal
cott, who had been keeping company
with her for five years, lost his head
and struck her on the nose. Blood
was drawn and her new evening
gown was spoiled, but Talcott would
not give her a handkerchief nor al
low the other mnn to do so.
That was the testimony of Miss
Hagman, nineteen years old, in the
District Court today, where Talcott
was on trial for assault. Talcott said
he believed she still cared for him.
"Why, when I pass her home on
the way to court, she ran out of the
house, put her arms around mc, hug
ged and kissed me," he testified,
"saying 'I want my Bill. I'm just as
much to blame for this as you are.
I don't want to go to court.' "
Under crors-examluation Mi3S Vio
let said she still "wanted her Bill."
but the .court held that the assnult
was unwarranted and fined Talcott
$10. He appealed.
C. B. ADAMS LEADING FIGHT
Acting for State Bunkers, He and Si
A. Page, Jr., Start legal Proceed,
intfs of Southern Wide luterest.
CASE TO BE HEARD AT MOXItOE
In behalf of the state bankers op
posed to par clearance, Mr. C. B. Ad
ams, vice-president of the Farmers
& Merchants Bank, and Mr. H. A.
Page. Jr., of the Page Trust Compa
ny, have secured a temporary Injunc
tion from Judge W. E. Harding re
straining the Richmond Federal Re
serve bank- from carrying out Its
intention to evade North Carolina
new clearance act, which was passed
last Saturday by the General Assem
bly. The injunction is returnable at
Monroe before Judge J. Bis Kay at
the March term of the Superior court,
and the case will be oi.e of Southern
The Nona Carolina clearance law,
the passage of which Mr. Adums was
largely instrumental in secuiiu,;, re
quires the federal reserve bank to
pay a clearance rate of one-eighth of
one per cent on checks. This charge,
it is pointed out, is necessary for the
salvation of small banks. The fed
eral reserve bank, however. Insists
upon par celarance, intimating that
the North Carolina act is unconstitu
tional. The operation of the new act, said
a leading Monroe bank director thil
morning, id best illustrated In the
following Lianner: "Suppose," said
the director, "I give a check on a
Monroe bank to a New York firm.
This firm deposits it wttn a New York
bank, which in turn sends it to Rich
mond for clearance. After its arrival
at Richmond, it is forwarded back to
the Monroe bank, which must clear It
with either the actual cash or New
York exchange at par. This, it can
readily be seen, is quite a burden
upon the local banks. It is obviated,
however, by the North Carolina act,
which requires the federal reserve
bank to pay one-eighth of one per
cent for clearance. This expense
falls upon the bank, not the custom
ers." The Injunction was secured la
Charlotte yesterday by Messrs. Stack,
Parker k Craig, and in speaking of
the case, the Charlotte Observer
"The step waa bailed here last
night as the first open action of the
non-member banks in their fight for
the privilege of charging exchange in
the cashing of checks. For month
the battle has waged back and forth,
the reserve bank insisting chock
should be cashed at par.
"The passage of the par clearance
law by the North Carolina general
assembly at Raleigh last Saturday
was followed, it is said, by the Rich
mond bank sending a letter to non
member banks in this state threat
ening to send an agent to North
Carolina and collect checks on the
Biuallcr banks, later forcing these
Institutions to pay cash in clearing
"Immediately on receipt of the let
ter from Richmond, the non-member
banks of North Carolina got
busy and took steps to restrain the
federal reserve banks from proceed
ing 'with Its announced Intentions.
It was pointed out that the credit
of the smaller North Carolina
banks is menaced, In that a check
dishonored In Richmond would have
an unfavorable effect upon the bank
"The Richmond bank, It Is under
stood, Insists the North Carolina law
Is unconstitutional and would bo so
adjudged by the courts. The banks
are determined that the courts shall
have .the opportunity of so ruling.
"Already an agent of the reserve
bank, Mr. Wheelrlght, Is said to be
busy In North Carolina, and the In
junction was also served on him.
"Interested parties pointed out last
night that while only about 20 bank
combined to secure the Injunction, It
is so drawn that any or all of the 200
non-nu'iuber banks in the state can
participate later If they so desire."
Good Piece of Good News.
To the Editor of The Journal:
The best local news lately is that the
contract for a new taugh school build
inp will probably be given within the
nest sixty days. It can be construct
ed as cheaply now as It tan within the
net two yean and lie giving service.
D'n't forcet the gymnasium, the 11
bray and the large auditorium, plesse.
H. D. ctov.art.
ALARM CLOCK AWAKES HENS.
Ekr Lnyrrs Begin Work of the Day
by Flw trie Light. . .
Pittsburg, Pa., Feb. 10. Believing
that the early bird' lays the most
t ggs, William Sloan calls his hens off
their roosts at 6 o'clock in order that
they may waste no time during the
matutinal period of the day.
And In order that his fowls may
have plenty of light while darkness
ftill prevails on the outside, he has
provided an electric lighting system,
which Is automatically switched on
while the clocl- is clanging. By these
Incentives Slo: n's hens are now pro
ducing their maximum limit of eggs.
One morning after the alarm call
ed the hens to duty the artificial
orbs did not glow forth on time. The
hens, after lazily hopping off their
perches when awakened by the alarm,
got back on them again when tha
lights failed to flash. None scratch
ed, cackled br produced eggs, but in
stead took and extra nsp.
What One Doctor Says.
Dr. M. C. Lyons says: "After care
ful invetslgatlon I heartily . recom
mend It (Rheuma) for all form of
rheumatism." English Drug Stora
sells and guarantees It. Use of one
I bottle will convince you why this
j well-known doctor praises it so
A heilthy appetite is a priceless
po?oslo:i, but an expensive thing