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-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT"
-Tlir. UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY N;f 'DS IT
he Monroe Journai
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL, 27. No. 9.
MONROE, N. G, TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
LIMERICK INCREASES THE
HUNTING SEASON 45 DAYS
Hill Makes It a .MiMl;iinMinr l'r Out
to Hum During Year Kxccpl
lil iKteuilier and Januaiy.
Rev. E. C. Snyder Elected County
Superintendent of Public Welfare
I Ol;TV4.l U SI II I. .
MH'MI NKAU WATSON
Mli l'.ll F IS thk .amf. waldln
hunting xnsun in
Kev. II. C. Snyder, well known
Baptist minister, was yesterday l.-t-t-.l
county supcrmtendei.t of public
welfare Hi su.cecd Mr. K. II. Wolfe,
teigned, by the county commission
er and the member- of tin- county
Union I board of education.
On assuming his ollire today, Kev.
i-m!iiti- liv let? iln live cll.ll-t.tlent. ItUS
l.. n increased from n'teeu to sixty ( .vc. .-Mijuer issueu u.iiii.s
il:t- .. and the sheriff ha been ma i intatemi tit:
ex-oihcio game wai.t.i.. Represent... "Having been appoint, d Miperin
':ivv Frank Limerick I? the author or . t.-ndent of public welfare and rliu-r
ti.-i.-n i.i. h r..,..u u inii.nis- I school attendance olfieer for I nion
"The' general assembly of North 'comity,
I desire to come in contact
('."uliiia do enact' iwim every one w no may oe in ueeu i
S.-ctioti 1. That it shall be a mis- ,ai """ '- fMi.u.iy
...., .r i, i with l'iiiw r to' I like to tee every child in the coun
ty, wnere mere is a possiouuy 01 ren-
with fire-arms, any game what
sim ver between the first day of Fcb
ruaty and the first day of December
in each year in Union county, and the
months of December and February
(Mail be the "open season" lor hunt
ing. "Sec. 2. That the theiilT of Union
county is hereby made cx-officio
county came warden, and it shall be
his duty to diligently enforce the
game laws of the county as fully as
all other laws, and for the purpose
thereto he shall have the rights, ob
ligations and powers set forth in sec
tions tw-o thousand eighty-two, two
ihousand eighty-three, two thousand
eighty-four, two thousand eighty-five
Hi:d two thousand eighty-six of the
"Sec. 3. All laws and clauses of
laws in con Miit with this act are
"Sec. 4. This act shall be In force
frjm and after its ratification."
Av.KK.FS WITH H MlF.IlM UK
THAT UK'S NO PHF.ACHI 11
dering help where strength might be
restored. I shall keep constantly in
touch with every organization and
Individual which might be in a posi
tion to render assistance free of
charge or at a minimum cost.
"Also I should like to aid any and
every orphan child in the county to
hnd a suitable home either in private
homes or in orphanages where an
equal opportunity might be given for
training and development. 1 would
appreciate the full and sympathetic
co-operation of every person in Un
ion county who may be interested in
lending a helping hand to the less
fortunate ones. I shall deem it a fa
vor if anyone will call my attention
to p. ople who may need assistance.
"As chief attendance ollli-er to en
force the compulsory attendance law.
1 shall eudeavor t carry out the spir
it c;f the law, which is to m-etire the
attendance ol every child between the
at'-b of S and 14 years for the entire
school year. It is not in the juris
diction of teachers to excuse children
for non-attendance for any reason
w hatsoever except for providential
causes. 1 have at my office in the
court house cards which a child may
secure that will excuse them to re
main out of school temporarily to aid
on the farm or home in case of dire
necessity. It is not necessary for any
girt to remain out of school to work
on the farm before the close of
school, it makes no difference what
her age is. Girls are not needed un
til chopping cotton time. Also it ran
hardly be said that boys below- H are
needed very badly till the last of
April or first of May. In case you
think it is necessary to have your
child's assistance to help on the
farm, don't ask the teacher to excuse
him. I shall hi- glad to hear all
such cases and give worker's permits
in cases where the demand is so
great. The first and great considera
tion is for the welfare and opportu
nity of the child." ,
FIGHT HKTWF.F.X FOWLKIt
AM) FAUST OVKU I'AVIXG
! l.tM'AL LKGIOX lOST WILL
HAVK KOOMS OVKK NASH'S
former Mayor Resented OpMsltlou
to Paving That I'urt of Church
Street on Which He Lives.
This and the Minstrel Show I Chief
i Topic Among Union Colin- , ,
A verbal battle, which afterwards!
I ... .J n Avnl.n.w.A klntva I
U.eeu, County Superintendent "n(1jt0ok place between former Mayor J.'
Miss Mabel Cooper C'hann Their
W. Fowler and Mr. E. G. Faust at
last night's session of the city board
of aldermen. The tilt was an out-
. . 1 1 . at u ri... ..... n ulnn
wsuvme. .uarw. ' growth of Mr. Faust a opposition to
of the community singing in the..,. ., ,. .......
-hnol anrfitnr liim on Thursday eve- . " '
niug was a red letter night in the
aanals of Marshvllle. It was not ouly
Mr. Fowler was endeavoring to
persuade the aldermen to pave that
part of Church street which passes
by hia home, but Mr. Faust, who
lives In another part of town, made
a Musing, but also a speaking, and
the theme of the hour was com
munity betterment. The recently or-
. . l... ..w ... Ka
ganuca community c" strenuous objetclons. Mr. Fowler re-
people toge her 'or thU meeting, and u,la(cd b hat Mr KaU8t haJ
tne auditorium was ,..,eu j nolhlng to do with his part of the
paclty. Wss Eunice W atson pre. , nd d ,, or be,
s.ded and Pke ner8l n'y block in the way ot progress. This
lisb. She then introduced Mr. L. E.
Hugglns who took for his subject
the "What, Where, When" of a com
munity, and developed interesting
and original thoughts on the live
community betterment. Ml9s Wat
son next Introduced another twn.-of b(Jw N(J hnrm WM a,
man. Mr. J. . l.een Mr. Oteen b()th Relltl,.m,,n have ..n,ado.u)i.. ,
seemed to anger Mr. Faust, who re
plied in kind. The verbal battle,
however, came to an end on a sharp
reprimand Issued by Mayor Si'is.
At the close of the meeting the
two citizens met and renewed the
I battle, which resulted in an exchange
. -. , . i.l .1..... ".'ill p.t-u m-ineii iin.T- uiu.ie-uii, 11 nil
had been given to understand that al. firmer' friend. th.. ..ver
he was lo sustain his Joke-telling fon
reputation on tliis cion and he, Mt,rmm dpri(lod to rxl,eUt,
tore magnifu-ently to he tak- " I another $100,000 for stmt paving,
kept the andl.i.ce roaring to. aoutJan(1 aUo canlvnnlU,A $10,.,00 ioawi'd
l.-o minu-es, then said some eon.pletion of the Ellen Fitter-
t:.i!.ts to the !sc!:o )l children as well ! , ,,',,,.,
. . l. :.! ...I It "
IM.'.er CtU.eiin Uli til- mini
Himself." This talk
1 v a solo, "Hack of
There's Sunshine" sung by Mrs. J.J,,.,,,
S. Huirell. Then Miss Watson pre-, '
.. i i. ,.e I
M ilted t'l'ol. lUiy r unuei dim n ui
Mo, hoc for a few lemarks. We re
marked in our Journal letter on one
occasion that we were in doubt as
to whether to write Prof, or l!ev. be-
1 1 n o that gentleman s name. ion
A statement was read showing t int
.1... ..-..1 I..Jnktn.ln ... ..r ...
... it..i UJ.cti wiinivu liiuvinrurra UI t V
. IUII.I I
Mon oe, less notes due f ir
i:-. 1 104,832.77.
Tlii; HAI'I'EMV.S AT WIMiATK
II. nie I. lie:, is Winner in Joint he
liiiie Itetueeii the Two Socletle..
WKigate, Marc't 7. The Wingatt
si J. riiig the u he had been filling oa'nei uau te..iu again aeiaieu
pulpits in the' preacher's absence, M;-isl.vilte, its n.iclent rival, Friday
etc, so when he arose on this oc- ': ion. the score being 16-12.
casion. he began his remarks by an Dlair, the star player for Marshvllle,
e'liphatic. vehement, and iildicnant was out of the game for about five
d nial of any claims to the title ot
It- v. Well when we wrote that for
ma statement we hadn't heard him
minutes during the first half, liar
sett, Wingate's best player, was out
the entire game except for a few
time. Now we fully agree . minutes in the last half.
with him- he is no preacher. But I Miss Mary Bivens returned Satur
we think that in a pinch he would day from a visit to Hamlet.
liiaKe a creditable slump speaker. On There has been another teached
Thvrsday evening he gave some facts added to the public school faculty lu
onrernlng the Marshvllle school the past week. The school is pro
wt ich drew rounds of applause from i Kii'ssing under the supervision or
audience, one being that every I Prof. L. C. Griffin, of Ninety-Six,
t a(her employed in the school holds ,S. C.
.L . i ' , . .:... ...... Ka I li
l:ie nignesi cciwneir luai i-ou
given a teacner. i onsequenu) me
school ranks among the best in the
Miss Mabel Cooper, rural super
visor said a few words of apprecla
ti.a of the school and community
ui il the cKizens were glad Ot an op
tc;tunity to see and hear her. At
In beginning and conclusion of the
, retrain old-fashioned songs were
urn g by the audience led by Mrs. F.
W. Ashcraft and the high school.
Tli-se were especially enjoyed by.
ev, ry one. At the conclusion of the
Miss Bess Bogan left Saturday for
Washington D. C. where she has a
position. While there she will be with
her sisters, Mrs. M. B. Sherrin and
Miss Pauline Bogan.
The debaters contest was held Sat
urday night In the school auditorium.
Mr. Bruce Liles, of the Philisophian
society, was the winner and Mr.
Charlie Helms, of the Gladstone so
ciety was choRen substitute.
Mrs. Hossie Moore of Marshvllle is
visiting her daughter, "Mrs. K. C.
The Melvln Deese PobI of the
American Legion has at last achieved
something which they have been en
deavoring to do for some time. They
have engaged rooms over Mr. Nash'a
store and will have comfortably fur
nished headquarters where they ran
have a aicial time and entertain their
, out-of-town friends. The large hall
at the back will be fitted up as an as
sembly room and dance hall; the two
front rooms as reception rooms. The
Legion plana to turn over these
rooms to the ladies auxiliary, but is
now promised one day in each week
so that the ladles ran entertain their
own friends and hold their business
meetings. It is planned to decorate
the walla with pictures and trophies
that will be Interesting to the mem
'bcrs and any persons willing to do
nate anything for this purpose is re
quested to notify Mr. T. O. McManus,
the adjutant, who will thankfully re
ceive the same. A writing room will
be fitted up for the use of members
and games, etc., purchased so that
, there may be entertainment for all.
On the 7th of April a minstrel en
tertainment will be given under the
direction of the same company that
recently produced "Katcha-Koo." The
title of the entertainment is "Hoop
La.", and It is all that the title sug
gests, and then some a scream from
start to finish.
An arrangement whereby each Post
of the American Legion in the state
will take care of the disabled sold
iers In one particular ward of a hos
pital, or private sanatarlum has been
made by the executive committee and
Mi Ivin peo-e Post No. 27, w ith its
Lndies Auxiliary will he well to the
front In thin good work. The Post
now numbers one hundred members
in good standing and more are com
ing In each day. A drive will be put
on shortly to get all men in who are
eligible, and as there are some one
thousand ex-service men in the coun
ty quite a large membership Is ex
pected. The Post, however, is going
at this slowly as one hundred real
members whose hearts are in the
thing and who are really banded to
gether "For Cod and Country" are
worth five times the number who are
In It In a half-hearted way.
Messrs. Geo. S. Lee, James Morrow
and Amos Stack have been appointed
a special committee to solicit the tal
ent needed for the minstrel show.
Dr. S. A. Alexander is looking after
the furnishing of the rooms and Mr.
McManus, the adjutant, is proving
himself to be one of the best in the
state and Is keeping the membership
advised of what the Post Is doing.
The whole thing has taken on new
life and the members are all doing
Ol (irer, lu Drive On ltl. k.ulei v.
Make Soerl ArreM M tudi-
ville Men 111 hi-key in
Sheriff Clifford Fowler apd
Prohibition Officer S. P. Dry. a.s-
sisti d by Chief Barnes O) it tin.
of Marshville. and Mr.C.L.Gui-
h dge, constable of Monroe town-
ship; are rounding up blooknd-
is this week. Yesterday they
brought in Sam and Hoy Laney,
a ot I.anes Creek township, and
Capheus Mullis. of New Salem
township all charged with il-
licit manufacture of liquor; and
this morning they captured a
forty-gallon capacity still, in op-
eration, at a place near Watson
church,, but the operators escap-
ed. Stills were found on the
farms of Laney and Mullis sev-
eral months ago. Chief Grirtiin
also took into custody last Sat-
day Luther and Clayton Nash,
whom he found driving Into
Marshvllle with a half gallon of
liquor in their buggy.
LONG TO COMPLY WITH
llegister of Deed W ill Kequire Cer
tificate of Health l-'rom All A
plieantH For License to Marry
SIXTEEN BALES COTION ;C. S. LEE, JR. CALLS CITY
ARE DESTROYED BY FIRE : PRIMARY FOR AFR1L 16TH
Mr. K. J. Sims One r J.ieksii'i. It.-st Among Tin- Meiiti.niel f or Mayor
I-'M-Illlr Vlllleral !. I 1.. a t.. a-
- - - - - , t "iiif-M .nr imiiMiiii. mill.
S"l.iy. .. I.lincii.k Mild M.I Lie.
l t I K JIMMY AND-IIU.L KliTTL WOM1A YoTKl;S Ml ST l.lit.lVTKR
THK PENALTY FOU VIOLATIONS
To secure a marriage license from
Mr. M. C. Long, register of deeds,
both parties must present affidavits
from physician showing that they are
free from tuberculosis and other in
fectious diseases. This is in keeping
with the recent act "to regulate issu
ance of license to marry and provid
ing for the physical examination of
applicants, which was passed at the
present session of the General As
sembly, and which reads as follows:
"The General Assembly of North
Carolina do enact:
"Sec. 1. No license to marry shall
be issued by the register of deeds of
any county to a male applicant there
for except upon the presentation by
the said male applicant of a certifi
cate executed within seven days from
J the time of he presentation of said
certincate to me register or deeds as
hereinafter provided, showing the
non-existence of any venereal disease,
the non-existence of tuberculosis In
the Infectious states, and that the
applicant has not been adjudged by
a court of competent Jurisdiction, an
idiot, imbecile, or of unsound mind.
No license shall be issued to any fe
male applicant who shall not present
a certificate showing he non-e.xit.t-ence
of tuberculosis in the Infectious
stages, and that she has not been ad
judged by a court of competent Ju
risdiction to be of unsound mind.
"Sec. 2. Such certificate to be ex
ecuted by any reputable physician li
censed to practice medicine and sur
gery in the state and who shall reside
within the county in which said li
cense to marry shall be applied for,
by cerlilicate of the county health of
ficer of such county, whose duty it
: shall he to examine such applicant
I and issue such certificates w ithout
I "Sec. 3. Any register of deeds who
issues a licenae to marry without the
presentation of the certificate herein
I above provided for, or contrary to the
I provisions of this art, shall be guilty
of a misdemeanor, aud upon convic
tion shall be fined not less than two
hundred dollars, or Imprisoned thir
ty days, in the discretion of th" court,
j "Sec. 4. Provided further, that
j any physician who shall knowingly
and wilfully make any false state
jment In the certificate herein above
prov ided for, shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor, and, upon conviction, shall
j be fined not less than two hundred
dollars, or imprisoned for not more
than six months.
"Sec. 5. No laws now in force re
lating to the issuance of licenses to
marry shall be repealed or abridged
by this act. except such as may be lu
"Sec. 6. All laws and clauses of
laws In conflict with this act are here
"Sec. 7. This act shall be in force
from and after Its ratification."
HI SIXKSS MFA K M HIHS K
CITY'S PAVIXtJ PIKMillAM
There will be a play given in the
ev.ntn- every one was enthusiastic high school auditorium Saturday
ov.r the meeting and looking for- night. The title will be announced
wad to the next one. It Is the pur- In the next issue of The Journal.
t.om of the club to bring good speak- After the mid-term examination at
1 .... ' . U . . I,i .. V. .... I .na .. . . . I
is here for every meeting, Desiues . " -uuui mum ui m- uuj
ha. in other entertaining features.
Mr. J. C. Austin is confined to bed
with an attack of grip. He was taken
ill while In Fayettevllle last week.
Mrs. 11. C. Griffin is visiting her
father in Statesvllle.
Miss Llllle !".nlth returned Satur
day from L.'clTiiond where she ha
hern buying hats for the United
Mr. Joe Baker Is confined to bed
Miss Mabel Long has returned
frnm a month's visit to Statesvllle,
Hi-h Point, and Concord.
Misses Eunice Watson. Louise Foy
a"d Hachel Haynes spent Saturday
In Charlotte shopping.
Soon, nor, Hie rras will begin to
prow agnl'i, bit don't let it be under
your fli t.
girls spent the week-end at their
Mrs. Nora Gathlngs, former ma
tron of the girls' dormitory was in
Wiugate last week. Mrs. Gathlngs
has been up North during the winter.
Mr. M. S. Humphrey, who has
been sick for the past few days, is
not improving. He has had three op
erations on his head.
Mrs. Brady Trull of Charlotte vis
ited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. II.
Cal Deese, colored, was tried In
the courts of Esq. H. K. Helms, Sat
urday, and fined five dollars for
swinging the train.
The regular mid-week service will
be held in the Presbyterian church
tomorrow evening at 7: SO o'clock.
Be present if possible. Pastor.
Nuinlier Lending CltieiiN I'rge Alder
men to Pnieeeil with Several Pro
The board of aldermen Is urged to
proceed with Its paving project by a
number of the city's leading business
men. who not only signed a petition
to this effect, but urged that Mayor
Sikei be sent north, at the expense of
the city, to secure funds for the fi
nancing .of the work. The petition
was signed by the following:
Henderson-Snyder Co.. Fowler t
Lee. Henderson Motor Co., Monroe
Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Union County
Warehouse Co., A. A. Serrest, Smith
Lee Co.. Snyder Huntley Co.. Plyler,
Funderburk k Co., Union Drug Co.,
Slkes Co., Secrest Motor Co., W. S.
Blakeney, Monroe Insurance A In
vestment Co., Monroe Hardware Co.,
Bearskin Cotton Mills, T. P. Dillon
& Sons, Heath-Morrow Co., Bivens
Bros., Vann Funderburk. W. .1.
Budge Co.. Hoik Bros.. Ler r
Haniilton-Liles Co.. S. B. Ha:.. .: i.n
rr.n & Howie. Ellrd's D-S'.W.'-.c.it
Store, and George L. Hart.
A Populous Family.
On the farm or Mr. It. T. Joyce, of
Stokes county, the father of Mr. Gil
mer Joyce of Monroe, there lives one
of the most populous families in the
country. Mr. and Mrs. Henry W11-,
liams, are the parents, and they are j
the father and mother of twenty-sev-'
en children. This home Includes
triplets and five sets of twins.
Otis Skinner Hu Screened "kisinct"
Otis Skinner, greatest of American
character actors, makes his debut as
a screen star in "Kismit," the smash
ing hit of two continents, at the
Strand Theatre on Thursday and Fri
day. The picture, produced by Robertson-Cole
as a super special was
directed by Louis J. Gasnier and is
one of the most artistic photo-plays ',
ever presented to the public. -
Carloads of good hides are twins
sold for glue stock, a condition hat il
ly everknown before in the hi.'.e
market. Im-tead of heinc rnnv-vted
i'lt;) tooil lender !!- Vble.i ale freed
fiom l. i r. ri:t i'i' by machines like
;'!! . vhi;'h chop ensilaire and then
( divert! d into a gelatin from w hich
moving-picture film Is made.
Waxhaw. It. F. D. 1. March 7.
The beuut'iful spring weather of the
past few davs lias been instriinn nial
in driving off some of the "b!ue;es3 "
from among us. I think when work
-els into lull swini: amongst the
laii'iing population, and the interest
necessarily attached? to preparation
and seeding of our farm crops gets
our minds drawn away from the evil
imaginations of last year's losses, we
will become more absorbed in future
prospects and less grouchy about past
disappointments aim will therefore
yet in better attitude, and thereby
ln l;i lo a very great extent the entire
i don't believe farmers, as a rule,
however, are going to get In good
enough humor to use any very gieat
amount of high priced commercial
fertilizers' this year, especial to make
cotton with. The Progressive Farm
er got out a fertilizer special on Feb.
19th and insisted that farmers come
to the rescue of the fertilizer people
and take their high priced stuff off
their hands, and save them from the
great loss they are about to suffer.
One contributor who undertook to
show that ther was a profit of 300
per cent in fertilizer at present
prices, with cotton at fifteen cents,
failed to tell us why everybody who
used fertilizer six years ago when it
was worth less than half of its pres
ent price and cotton was worth more
than it is now, didn't get rich.
Another contributor, who wished
to make clear the reasons why fer
tilizer manufacturers could not cut
prices this year, gave as the prime
cause the fact that farmers still owed
said manufacturers $150,000,000 on
last year's fertilizer account and that
this large carry over on the part of
the manufacturers, made it necessary
for them to get stiff prices again.
These kind of stories make it a lit
tle difficult to understand JtiBt what
the writers are driving at. If there
Is "300 per cent profit In fertilizer"
to farmers who use It then surely
the users ought to be able to pay
that $150,000,000 on last year's ac
count, and take the burden of carry
ing it off the manufacturers. All of
which goes to show that a great
many people who are engaged in in
structing farmers about their busi
ness need themselves to be bored for
"Uncle Jimmy" anil Hell Kettle"
Several years ago, when the Uev.
J. W. Little was fighting "hell ket
tles" and distilleries In Waxhaw and
Jackson townshrlp he said on several
occasions that the stuff turned out by
the "st Mb" and dispensed by the
Waxhaw and Monroe dispensaries
caused some of his neighbors and
good friends ( when at themselves- to
go down the public highways singing
"no hell In Georgia." and that any
thing that made pretty good citizens
act in such manner as that was not
fit to he dispensed to them, even if it
diil a. Id something to the public
We were made to recall this past
history of our energetic booze hater
recently in reading about the present
Mate of affairs over in Georgia and
wondered If the song would not have
to he rhnnged a little if the dispen
saries were reopened. I hardly think
it would be appropriate for men to
go down the road now singing "no
hell in Georgia," for there seems to
be plenty of It over there.
The gas company who furnishes
Atlanta citizens their cooking and
limning material have succeeded In
raising rates; the A. B. & A. railroad
has rut the employees wages, and the
people are holding mas' meetings to
protest against such high-handwl
prorcedure. The beneficiaries of the
regime are pronouncing the complnin
ers "bohsheviks" and the Georgian is
calling the corporations attetnion to
the fact that folks have a right to
complain against robbery.
Mr. Slum Severe Loss.
About two o'clock Sunday morning
fire was discovered in a building on
the farm of Mr. K. J. Sims, In which
was stored twenty bales of cotton be
linglng to himself and two of his
sons, Messrs. It. D. and Henry.
There was also a nice lot of wheat
and a large quantity of cotton seed,
all of which was consumed, except
about six bales of the cotton that
were only partially burned. The or
igin of the fire is not known. Mr.
Sims Is one of Jackson township's
best citizens, and a man who has no
enemies, therefore incendiarism Is
unthinkable. On Friday before the
fire Mr. Sims had a bale of newly
ginned cotton put In the house with
his other cotton, and It's Just possi
ble that a spark had been packed in
this bale and was During its way out
from Friday until Sunday morning.
There was no Insurance on either the
building contents, therefore the
loss falls heavily on these good citi
zens. A very able sermon was preach"d
in the Rehoheth Presbyterian church
on Snturday night, the 5th Inst, by
the Hev. Mr. Hunycutt of Columbia.
I Mr. Geor.e s. Lie. Jr.. secretary
of t'le city democratic executive com
,mittee. ha,-: railed a primary for Sat
jiirday. April 16. for the nomination
jof a mayor and five aldermen, in
which all qualified democrat ic voter
of the city are inviati-d to participate.
Kegist ration books will .be open on
;the four Saturdays previous to the
day of the primary, and all women,
and those who have never voted in a
city primary, are required to register.
Every voter Is entitled to one vote
for alderman ond one for mayor in
stead of a vote for six aldermen, as
has been the case heretofore. A bill
J passed it the special session of the
j legislature last August abolished the
, alderman at large, aud provided that
teach alderman shall be elected by
'the voters of his resnecive urrl
the boundaries of the five wards,
as set forth in the art, are:
"Ward 1. All that part of the city
norm or tne railroad.
1 Ward 2. That part of the citv east
of Hay ne and north of Windsor and
I McCauley avenue.
. Ward 3. That part of the city west
.of Hayne and north of Windsor.
I Ward 4. That part of the city south
oi w lnasor ana west or Hayne.
Ward 5. That part of the city south
of Windsor and east of Hayne.
Among the Probable Candidate
The Indications are that there will
be a number of candidates for both
mayor and aldermen, among them
being Messrs. C. E. Houston. J. C.
M. Vann. Frank Limerick and J. D.
McRae for mayor.
In ward one Messrs. W. L. Lem
mond, the present Incumbent, and
W. J. Trull, will likely oppose each
other; while Mr. P. H. Johnson so far
has the field to himself In ward two.
In ward three, Mr. S. O. Blair seems
to be the choice of the voters, and
there Is strong sentiment discernabla
for him. Messrs. John Richardson,
J. D. Bundy, John Fairley and Dr. H.
D. Stewart are mentioned for alder
men from the fourth ward; while
Messrs. W. Z. Faulkner and n R
I Caldwell have strong backers in ward
MIL AUSTIN IMII A GOOD
JOB OX THK KUTO IIOAD
Sl'tiford Home-Portrait Photogra
pher are in Monroe for twi, davs
with the latest equipment for photog
raphy in the home. . representative
will try to call upon you before leav
ing. You can communicate with them
at Hotel Joffffre.
tin Account of the Dense Woods, It
Was Thought an Unattractive Con
tract Pencliland Itoiul Fine.
Marshvllle, U. F. D. No. 4, March
7. The writer had the pleasure of
passing over the Charlotte-W'ilmlng-ton
highway from Marshville to
Peachland in Anson county. Auto
biles can cover the distance, Marsh
ville to Peachland, in from 7 to 9
minutes and "Fords" in from 12 to
13 minutes with safety.
This line road passes through am
of the poorest sections of Union
county which has long since been
abandoned to rabbits, broom sage,
and scrubby pines. Kxclusive or Mr.
J. K. Th as' place at the iiirburb
of Marshville there is onlv one house
: on the highway to the county line,
and most of the soil appears "to be
so poor a pea would have to turn
over and grunt several times during
the process of "coining up"; how
ever, there is no question about ita
making a good hard road and dem
onstrates clearly that to properly sue- i
lace a road the soil does not havfl
to be taken from a garden spot nor
a clover field.
Mr. A. T. Austin has completed
his section of the Marshv ille- uto
road. This project passed through a
lot or heavily timbered land and did
not look inviting to local contrators.
Mr. Austin went at the Job in his
accustioued easv way, stuck to the
work and completed it in record
time, notwithstanding, the surface
which was put on had to be hauled
on wagons about an average distance
of a halt a mile.
Mr. Milton Austin of Charlotte
visited the family of his son, Mr. J.
K. Austin of North Marshvllle town
ship last week.
Messrs. T. F. Tadlock and Watt
Mcllride spent Friday of last week
In Charlotte on business.
Mr. W. B. Helms made a business
flip to Charlotte Saturday.
Messrs. Burns Bras well and James
Faulk of Charlotte visited old friends
in Marshville township last week.
Mr. Skinner Consents
Otis Skinner, the celebrated Amer
ican character actor, makes his screen
debut in "Kisr.'et," the Robertson
Cole super-spii ;al which will be
I shown at the Strand Theatre o::
Thursday and Friday for a run. of
.tw-(. days. It was with difficulty that
Mr. Skinner was Induced to appear
on the silver sheet, believing his place
to be on the legitimate stage. How
ever, the suggestion that it van his
'duty to perpetuate "Kismet," finally
won him over and the success of the
picture is complete.
Everyone now knows that Taft U
the former president whore name
answers the question. Which is fat
jter, Mr. Wilson or Mr. Taft? We be
lieve that It is time to start some
thing else. A big Indian and a little
Indian stood silhouetted against the
sky. A man, seeing them there, rec
ognized the little Indian as the i-nn
of the big Indian, although the big
I ulian was not the father or the lit
tle Indian. How da our readers ex