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-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT
"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER-EVER YHOUY NEEDS
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL 27. No. 11.
MONROE, N. C TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
CHINESE GIRLS ARE BEING
SOLD F0n0CENTS EACH
Rev. Mr. Whismburjr Tell Wingate
Audience of the Horrible St ents
in Tliat liifoilniiiile I .and.
COMMl XITY (LIB TALKS
ABOUT OF SCHOOL
appealed ioi; coxtrikutioxs
Wingate, March 14. Young girls
in Marvin China, where hundreds
are dying daily for lark of food, are
being sold for twenty cents each, ac
cording to Rev. Mr. Whisenbury, of
the Baptist Foreign mission hoard,
whi) occupied the Baptist pulpit here
Sunday. This mere pittance which
mothers receive for their daughters,
he said, was used in the purchase
. Rev. Mr. Whist nbury has Just re
turned from China, and speaking
from observation, he made a deep
in pression upon his audience. He
is an extensive traveler, having vis
ited South America in addition to the
Orient. He plans to go to Russia
Among the horrible scenes of
which Rev. Mr. Whlsenbury had wit
nessed was one especially pathetic.
It was two docs fighting over the
body of a little girl whom they had
killed In their mad quest of food.
Speaking of the childhood in China,
he said that the girls are treated as
slaves, denied an education, and mar
ried at the youthful age of fourteen.
There is not one woman out of a
thousand, he said, that knows a sin
gle letter of the alphabet. The boys,
however, are given the best educa
tion that can be procured.
Should a girl be born blind or de
formed she Is killed by her parents,
and should she see the light of a day
a healthy, normal child her condi
tion cannot be considered more for
tunate as she Is denied a name and
ruffed about like a dog.
After his graphic recital of condi
tions in China, the speaker concluded
with an earnest appeal for contribu
tions towards spreading the gospel
In foreign countries.
Among the week-end visitors here
were Misses Grace Simpson of Ham
let, and Bessie Howie of Mineral
Misses Mary and Annie Lee Sulli
van of Rock Hill are the guests of
Mr?. A. D. McWhirter.
Misses Bessie and Ellen Caddy,
who arc teaching in South Carolina,
spent Sunday with their parents, Mrs.
' and Mrs. J. n. daddy.
A basket ball game la scheduled
her Wednesday between the local
public school team and Pageland.
Mr. Y. iM. Boggan spent Sunday In
South Carolina with relatives.
The play, "Lighthouse Nan." was
rendered in the high school audito
rium Saturday evening by the Phlll
, sophian and O'Honry literary socie
; ties. It was largely attended, and
spectators said It wa th best given
; here in some time.
ll!'KY MOUNT SOCIETY
i WOMAN KILLS HERSELF
Mi. !. T. Edward Fired Shot Into
( Her Temple After Return From
. soi Inl (iiithei iiiu.
l!orky Mount. March 13.--Mrs. I!.
T. I'M wards, wile of one of the city's
; leading business men and prominent
in social circles, fatally shot herself,
piesiimahly intentionally, at her
home in the Edgemonl section of the
cit this morning about 1 o'clock.
The only shot II red. which was
I row a 25-calibre automatic, entered
the right temple and resulted in al-iiiOi-t
instant death. .Mrs, Edwards,
who was a comparatively young wo
rn::, had appeared In no wise out of
the ordinary during the day. and she
and her husband had returned from
a social gathering last night, it Is
understood, only a short while before
t!; shooting occurred.
friends and relatives can assign
no reason whatever for the act aiJ
at : unable to give any explanation
as to what prompted the shooting.
Mis. Edwards, though a native of
San Diego. Cal., had resided In the
city for several years since her mar-
"riae and was prominent In all pha
ses of the city's social life. Her hus
band is a prominent loral business
w.tn, being a member of the firm of
the Edwards-Cutchin Motor Co., and
well known throughout Easter North
Prof. II. I- I linger nn.l Miss Hell)
Aiiilenum IfaMli Ma. If Instructive
and Intending Talks.
Marshville. March Hth. Mr. and
Mrs. Bedford Graham of Statesville
nr.. Ihu ..) if Mr nn.l l p It I
'Riggers, the latter their daughter.
Dr. Stokes Hamilton. Dr. S. U. Biv
cns. Mr. Spinks Hamilton and Mr.
IShelton Harrell. all of Charlotte we
week-end visitors here.
I Quarterly conference was held at
, Gil boa church on Saturday, being cou
I ducted by the presiding elder. Dr.
H. K. Boycr of Charlotte. Dr. Boyer
lreached on Saturday and Sunday
morning at Gilboa.
A small child of Mr. and Mrs. Lex
Marsh who has been very 111 with
pneumonia is now recovering.
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Garland and
children spent Sunday with Mr. Gar
land's mother at Jefferson. S. C.
Miss Lottie Harrell who teaches
near Rockingham spent the week
end here with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. Sid Harrell.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Griffin of Mt.
Gilead visited relatives in this sec
tion last week.
IMiss Martha Faircloth and Miss
Smith of Bladenboro spent the week
end here w ith Miss Kail cloth who is
a member of the high school faculty.
Mrs. Ferris Green of Charlotte was
the guest last week of Mrs. John Mc
Donald. Miss Lillian Moore of Kings Busi
ness college of Charlotte is visiting
her aunt, Mrs. M. E. Applewhite.
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Tucker of Char
lotte are the guests of Mr. Tucker's
sister, Mrs. J. C. iMarsh.
The community dub held a very
interesting meeting on Friday after
noon at the school auditorium. The
meeting was presided over by the
president, Mrs. J. Z. Green. Mr. B.
L. Diggers made an interesting and
Instructive talk about the school con
ditions In Union county. This was
followed by a talk from Miss Betty
Anderson of the high school faculty
! on school conditions in North Caro
lina. One of the Important needs to
be discussed by the club at the next
meeting will be boarding places for
the teachers for the coming session.
Lack of boarding houses is getting to
be a serious point with our town, and
the community club hopes to be the
means of bringing here some Inter
ested party who will find It a spendid
South Monroe Items.
South Monroe, March 14. Blos
soms, blossoms, blossoms! The fruit
trees are full, and grass and small
gralu have begun to come out and
Mr. S. C. Snyder, who has been ill
for several days, is able to be out.
Mrs. J. II. Mills, who has been
right sick. Is better.
The children of Mr. and Mrs. Ltl
Owens have the whooping ecugh.
MIs.h Yerl.i Mae Wa'ters, who is
teaching at Union, spent Sunday with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wal
ters. Miss Kllie Penegar, who has b 'n
tu'rhtiig. is -.pending some time with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H, C. Pen-cgar.
Mi: Chine Griffin entertained a
lev,- pi her friends at a social at the
hone ( f her sister, Mrs. J. K. Thom
as. Mi'. G. W. J'.i'ri! and son spent
Sutid.i;. wi;h his parents, Mr. ui i
Mis. A. L. Park' t of Liu Tor d town
ship. 'i he Baptists o;' Snath Monroe re
M'et that their pastor. Rev. John A.
Wray. is going to leave. We hope
he will meet with success In his new
Miss Mamie Little has been visit
ins Mrs. J. T. Cox.
We have heard of smallpox, meas
les, and whooping rough In town, but
glad to say we have only one family
In our community with whooping
Mr. Clifton Helms of the U. S. na
vy, who has been In the naval hos
pital at Great Lakes, III., is home on
a 15-day furlough.
Mrs. G. W. Parker Is visiting Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Parker.
BELIEVtfS WALL STREET
CONTROLS NEW CABINET
To Protect Themselves Against Moneyed Octopus. New
York Man Urges Wingate Farmers to Affiliate
With Grange; Raps Secretary Houston
Wingdte tanners were urged Satur
day afternoon to affiliate with the
Grange, the farmers organization
that claims to have secured rural free
delivery of mails and the repeal of the
daylight savings law, by Mr. T. A.
DeLaneey. of Oswego. N. Y.. after he
had scored former Secretary Hous
ton's readjustment policy which he
said seemed to have been directed at
the tillers of the soil, and after giv
ing it as his opinion that President
Harding's cabinet was In the clutches
or Wall Street. This state of affairs,
he said, made it necessary for the
farmers of the east, west, north and
south to unite In one strong organi
zation to protect their mutual Inter
ests. About twenty-five or thirty of the
leading farmers of the Wingate com
munity heard Mr. DeLance.'s ad
dress, which was delivered In the
public school building. Leaders In
the movement anticipate little diffi
culty in organizing a subordinate
Grange at Wingate.
Mr. DeLaneey, who Is a tall, gray
haired farmer of the up-state section
of New York, was introduced by Mr.
J. Z. Green, the prime factor lu the
Grange movement in this part of the
The Marshville farmer-editor. In
his Introductory speech, recalled the
old Grange of his youth, and paid a
generous trfbute to the oldest farm
organization in the country: the
Grange, he said, having been In ex
istence for sixty-five years. "It has
had an honored useful acreer." he
continued, "and with its 800.000-odd
members, it Is today the most Influ
ential organization of Its kind." It
was this great influence, said Mr.
which attracted the interest
of Sam Hobbs, of Clinton, one of the
state's leading farmers, while he was
In Washington laboring In behalf of
the Southern cotton farmer. Mr.
Hobbs Invited the Grange to come
down to North Carolina and this ac
counted, continued Mr. Green, for the
presence of Mr. DeLaneey.
Mr. Green paused long enough to
I shed a tear in memory of the Farm
ers Union, the organization that he
abandoned after exchanging lengthy
i verbal barrages with Dr. Alexander.
I the ex-presid ut. ' The Farmers Un-
ion." he said, "was organized on an
I unsubstantial basis; came about like
a w hirlwind, and as might be expect
ed, an organization so hastily con
ceived resulted in failure."
Mr. DeLaneey briefly outlined the
purpose or the Grange, particularly
stressing the fraternal side or the
organization; related some of its
achievements, and told his audience
that he intended laying the founda
tion for a North Carolina department
or the litange if he had to stay here
until next fall. The dues, he said,
were ten cents a month, while the In
itiation fee was $3 to men, $1 to wo
men, fl to young men under 21
years of age, and fifty cents for girls.
!Out of the dues, the national organi
sation gets but 8 cents per member
' per year.
In the North, said the speaker, the
' members of the Grange operate
! their ow n feed mill, buy fertilizer $7
a ton less than it is usually sold in
the South, and annually affect a sav
ing or hundreds of thousands of dol
jlars in other commodities by buying
them In wholesale quantities,
j Speaking of daylight saving, the
law which proved so obnoxious to
I n. any farmers in this section during
the war, iMr. DeLaneey said his or
ganization secured its repeal even af
ter President Wilson bad vetoed the
act of Congress. "We had it passed
over his veto," he said, "by a two
thirds vote, and their Is no other or
ganization with such a legislative
achievement to its credit."
"Daylight saving," continued the
New York man, "cost the farmers of
my section thousands and thousands
of dollars. In New York one of the
FARMERS SAY lilX CHAIU.E
IS Hlt.HH AY ROIUSERY"
Continued on Page Eight
Hawie Saleeby, Noted American
War Hero, Is a Monroe Visitor
KINSMAN OF MONROE MAN
DECORATED FOUR TIMES
D,s lining to Claim Exemption, He
Enlisted hi I oil , v -Second Divis
ion ami Won Citizenship
'FOKiHT IX MANY ENOAGEMJ.XTS
The Womanles Wedding.
Be sure to see the ' Womanless
Weeding" at the court house Thurs
day night at 8 o'clock.
You will be highly entertained by
the music of the Monroe Orchestra,
th singing of Misses Billie Cole,
Roi.bie Laney, Georgle Lee, Glennie
Wolfe; solos by Misses Pickette Mc
Larty and BUlle Cole, and other
Jiiss Amy Stack will preside at the
orran and render the wedding music.
The bride's part will be taken by
Miss Panlayne Johnson, the groom's
by Mr. Victor Hamilton. The maid
of honor Is Miss Gillie Joyce, the
briiesmalds are Misses Henry Stew
art, Bobble Cunlngham, Allie Lee.
Paschal Aberenthy, Nerjssa Russell
and A. Edgeworth.
Groomsmen are Irl Griffith, Will
love. H. Bowles. Will Stevens, John
noatty and Mr. Tiddy and OHn Mc
Marus. Flower girls. Misses Cora Morgan
and Roberta Nutt.
Ring bearer. Miss Georgie Pruilt.
Preacher, J. C. M. Van.
Extra finality flour 4.90 Smith
CLAIM YOUTH SET HUE
to school foi; REVEXtii:
Had Hem Kept In nntl Deliberately
l-'lred Some Pier, Causing Three
Thousand I Millar lss.
Lunibertoii. March 13. Fire start
ed by a 10-year-old boy, a student In
the school, destroyed the school
building at Rarnesville, Robeson
county. The loss Is estimated at
14,000. with $1,000 insurance. Thf
boy who fired the building was kept
In at noon for some act of misbehav
ior. Some other children say they
saw him set fire to some waste paper
which the school children had push
ed through a hole In the ceiling, do
ing this as an act of vengeance for
being kept in, It is r.t'd.
Five Known Demi from Richmond
Richmond. Va., March 13. Five
men are known to have been killed
more than thirteen Injured and oth
ers missing when fire destroyed two
Broad - Street furlture stores here
this afternoon, entailing an estimated
property damage of half a million
A loving couple here repose.
Bill Jones and Mary Kissel
They spooned, alas, while flivverliis
And didn't bear the whistle.
Assad G. H.nvle Saleeby, winner of
four decora I iouii, and one of the
greatest of American heroes during
the world war, was a Monroe visitor
Sunday, the guest of his kinsman,
Mr. N. D. Saleeby. On his breast he
wore the Italian Croix de Guerre, the
Belgian Cross ol Honor, the French
Croix de Guerre, and the American
Distinguished Service Cross. His
home is in Jackson, Miss.
Until June, 1917. Saleeby. an un-,
known Syrian boy, seemed to be,
doomed to live a life of obscurity, j
But when America entered the world
war, notwithstanding Hawie Saleeby j
was an alien and had the right to be j
classified and exempted as such, he j
sold his little business, from which
he was realizing a meagre but Honor
able livelihood, and tendered his ser
vices to the United States. He en
listed In the First Alabama Infantry
at Mobile, and went to a mobilization
camp near Montgomery. In the pro
cess or making up the 167th Regi
ment, which wa3 destined to be a
part ot the famous Rainbow Divi
sion, the desire being to select the
best specimens of physical and men- j
tri mannooa, nawie aieeny was
greatly disappointed when notified
that because of his size, he could not
qualify for this unit. But the sturdy
young foreigner Insisted that If he
could be useful In no other way, ho
was willing to go along and carry
water for the real soldiers. It was
because of this spirit that he was
finally accepted. He not only made
good but so impressed his officers
that he was sent to France In ad
vance ot his regiment to take special
training In machine gun work.
Hawie Saleeby arrived In France In
October, 1917. and entered upon this
work. Arter five weeks of training
at Canillle. France, he was trans
ferred to the British front at La Baa
fee, France, for further special In
structions, where he remained tor
about a week, rejoining his regiment
at La Fonce. in order to give them
the benefit of his special training.
Fighting Vlth Hand (irenndew
He accompanied his division to the
Baccarat sector on the Alsace-Lar-ralne
front, where they remained on
the defensive from February 2, IS IS.
to June 18. 1918. From thenc ev
were transferred to the ch ",; . "n.
front, where they aw th"!r f!..t r. jl i
fighting. July 14, 191$. beinj a!
Ex. V. M. Sell ll.i ;ne lnl.i (lie
Thimiiigbbretl Unity l.uim-, ;(.
ciiilixing in Jei--.
Unionville. R. K. D. No. 2. March
14. Mr. J. S. James is Una: all his
personal property and piepuring to
leave this county. Mr. James has
lived in this community (or a long
time and his neighbors and friends
will miss him very much. He is one
lof those good, peaceful cil.zei.s who
oct lev es in law and order and tut mis
his own husine.-H without Interfering
with others. A man of that type Mill
always make friends and ke"p them.
Mr. and Mrs. James are left alone,
their children having married, so
they are going to make their home
with their oldest son. Mr. E. B.
I James of Charlotte. May peace and
(happiness go with them.
Whooping cough is raging through
out our section now. This dread, (i
Cii case goes unchecked among the
ch.Mreu and many a little one must
suiter because of the carelessness of
Mr. W. M. Sell Is going Into the
dairy business. He has chosen the
Jersey breed of cattle. It is my
opinion that he has made a good se
lection. More thoroughbred rattle
on our rarui8 Is one or our greatest
needs so let's encourage the man
who helps to bring them In.
Mr. C. J. Braswell has completed
the contract with the Perry Mill Co.
or Wingate ior sawing the timber on
the "Gabe" Simpson land. There is
about three hundred and fifty thou
sand reet or lumber or it all.
Very little cotton will be planted
in our community ir the people do
as they are talking now. Plant plen
ty of food and feed crops this year is
the only sensible thing to do anyhow.
Something ought to be done with
our cotton ginners. The time has
passed for speculating and the people
are tired of It. Who would have
thought that our ginners would have
joined the speculator class and have
tried to stand head. Our nearest gln
ner charges five dollars per bale.
Last year It was only four and one
hair dollars and with cotton selling
at rotty cents a pound. A five hun
dred pound bale would bring $200,
Figuring we find that we paid two
and one-hair per cent for ginning
last year. Now a five hundred pound
hale at twelve cents will bring sixty
dollars. With ginning at five dnhrs
we are now forced to pay eight and
one-third per cent of the value of the
cotton for ginning. Figuring again
we find that this is near y four times
higher according to cotton than
last year. They may not be able to
drop in price as much as cotton but
since labor is cheaper as well as ma
terial they ouuht to come to a fair
and legitimate price. We hear the
farmers on every hand talking about
this "highway robbery" as they call
it. Somebody ought to tell thorn the
war is over. Agricola.
COMPARES REY. MR. WRAY
TO WORLD-FAMED DIVINES
-Mc. J. II. lU-nioii Predict Thai He
ill ll.ue Xo Suiterior in Teu
leal Aiiioih; lUpUsl.
tmia ii ri:s i:i:ni.iTioxi
.1 1 W
Assad ( Hawie Saleeby
French national holiday, which was
widely celebrated, the Roche con
ceived the idea that the following
day would he a psychological time to
stiik" a master blow, but it seems
that this intention was anticipated.
The French were instructed to occu
py the first line of trenches and the
Rainbow Division was placed in the
second line trenches with the under
standing that when the Boche came
over the French were to retire to the
second line trenches and give the
American boys a show at them. It
was in this second line trench that
young Hawie Saleeby for the first
time met the real fighting Germans.
The Hum delivered two frightful at
tacks, but they stood like a stone
wall. After waiting for an hour in
anticipation of a third assault, the
rank and file of the; division came to
the conclusion that the shock troops
of Germany had had enough and
there would be no third assault. Then
It was the officers lost control or the
American boys. It was difficult to
restrain them in their trenches be
neath an artillery barrage which cast
its glow for hundreds or miles and
painted the sklea a fiery red and Jar
red the windows or Paris over a
hundred miles away. The American
doughboys broke away rrom the re
straint or their orficers. and attacked
the Boche, driving them back four
kilometers. During this drive a Ger
man quartermaster sergenat
captured, and the Americans found
on him written instructions from the
German command directing him to
plant his supplies 30 kilometers be
hind the line, where the C'iir-in
first struck the Amrrlrv- ; n. to--i-,t
tvis, pel fij, unfortunate
'' ;:'.. '?' of rnpplics found himself
They Are Relieved to Have llurned
School- ami Dwelling Houses.
(From the Raleigh News & Observer I
One church, two school buildings
and two unoccupied dwellings were
reduced to ashes in N w l.liJit town
ship lollowln.' raids made Monday
ana itiesiiay by federal and county
officers. The consensus of ouinion in
that si ft ion is that the si i net mes
were burned by blockaders and boot
leggers as a measure of retaliation
or warning. Sheriir Harrison has be
gun an investigation of the matter
and during the next tew days will
make a determined effort to ascertain
the identity of the guilty parties.
Rev. John A. Wrav. retiring uasior
oi in,- riK-t llaptu.t church, was eu
jlogizcd in glowing terms at the
! morning s.-rvne Sunday by Mr. Johu
H. liciitou. one of the leading Bao
jlist laymen in this M-ction. "I pre
jdut that in teu years." said Mr. Ben
jton, -that no man in the Southern
! Baptist convention will h,; his equal
as a puipit orator.
Mr. Benton has been a member of
the church lure for titty years, and
he declared that Rev. Mr. Wray was
leaving the church in the best condi
tion, spiritually and finaciully, that
he had ex. ; known. Speaking of hU
eloquence ;.i.J ability, he said that
"if the sermons lie had delivered
while he was at Monroe were printed
Jit book form it would be found that
they were unexcelled by the senuonf
of Spurgeon, Moody, falmag? and
At the conclusion of the sermon.
Dr. G. U. Nance, chairman of the
board of deacons, read the following
resolutions which had been unani
mously adopted at a previous ser
vice: Whereas, Rev. John A. Wray has
resigned Cio pastorate or our church
to accept a call to a larger field In
Owensboro, Kentucky, and whereaa
we have accepted reluctantly his res
ignation. Be it resolved
1. That the congregation or the
First Baptist church or Monroe has
sustained a great loss In the resig
nation Or OUr faithful unit effluent
i leader. Not only do we feel a loss
in our pastor but we sustain a heavy
loss in Mrs. Wray and the entire
family who have caused us to love
2. That the financial condition of
our church Is in splendid condition.
The retiring pastor found a heavy
debt or several thousand dollars on
the building. Now we have no church
debt except our payments for pave
ment around the parsonage. Our re
tiring pastor possesses wonderful
business and executive ability and
our church has prospered thereby,
3. That the Gospel or Jesus Christ
has been preached in an eloquent,
efficient, persuasive, passionate and
fearless manner by our pastor who
Is a pulpit orator of superior ability.
4. That we commend Rev. John
A. Wray and his ramily to the Bap
tist congregation and all the people
of Owensboro, Kentucky, and pray
that Mr. Wray may lean hard upon
Jesus and that the cause or Christ
might be magnified and lifted by his
Arter the resolutions were adopted
Mr. Wray made brief reference lo his
stay in Monroe and stated that he
had taken Interest in his work here,
and not only in his work as pastor
but no endeavor of any of the people,
from the negro who opened a shoe
shop, to the man who started a fac
tory, had been tnadi without his sin
cere L'ood wishes for success. Ho
said that he had made more friends
among the people of Monroe than he
could hope to make an where else
and he was leaving Monroe owing
no person in it anything, ec pt to
love them, ami if he had overlooked
any debt that he owed he wanted the
one t whom it was due to notify
him and the debt would be paid in
SIJ.I-'-IX FLUTED WOUXD
EXPECTED TO BE FATAL
Educator Shoots Himself at Eliza
bi City ltccui.".e of Nervous
Elizabeth City, N. C. March 13.
J. Paul Spence. former supervisor of
schools of Norfolk, Va., and later
superintendent of schools In Elber
ton, Ga., shot himself through the
temple at the home of his brother.
Joseph C. Spence this afternoon at
I Spence, who was fifty-three years
old, locked himself In the bathroom
prior to the shooting and when the
jdoor was broken open after the shot
had aroused members of the family,
he was unconscious but still living.
Physicians stated that he could not
live through the night. Ill health,
which has been continuous for sev
eral years Is assigned as the cause.
CHARLEY Will JAMS' HOME
IS DESTROYED BY EIRE
Continued on nge tbieo
Kentucky Negro Taken From Jail
Versailles, Ky., March 13. Rich
ard James, negro, charged with the
murder of Ben T. Rogers and Homer
Nave at Midway, this county, on Oc-J
loner sin, last was laKen irom tne
Woodford county Jail by a mob early
this morning and hanged from a tree,
wto miles rrom this city.
The mob, composed or about fifty
men, came to Versailles between one
and two o'vlock this morning by au
tmobile. A guard was placed around
the Jail and four men went to the
I door, aroused John T. Edger. the
'Jailer, took his keys, and went to the
, negro's cell, where they overcame the j
piloner after a short struggle in I
w ;; h a black Jack was used by one'
member of the qiiarctte. James was
llqL-.ni I. n nnl.i.... 1
,t, .1 inn. iiiiit- u nit niiei-
section of the Frankfort and Miil-
way Pikes two miles from Versailles
and hanged to a tree.
There W'a Xo Insurance mid the Loss
Is Heavy Other Happenings In
Marshville Route 4, March 14.
Mr. Charley Williams of New Salem
township had the misfortune to have
his home destroyed by fire on the 4th
inst. A file had been kindled in the
stove a short while before the flra
was discovered and the supposiiion
that it caught from the stove Hue.
When discovered the flames had so
nearly enveloped the roof it was Im
possible to save any of the contents.
The loss falls heavily on Mr. Wil
liams, he having no insurance.
Mr. Arthur Broom, a prosperous
young farmer is buUding a beautiful
new home on his rami in southwest
New Salem township.
Messrs. Edgar McBrlde and Sam
Brooks of Marshville townshi.i spent
a fe.v days in Charlotte last week
Mr. John Tl.iinas of New Salem
township wi',1 hive a family reunion
ai ins Home .March lo. Religious
services are expected at 1 p. nt. Mrs.
Thomas had a stroke of naralvnia
about 4 years ago and has been con
fined to her room and bed ever since.
Mr. J. P. Griffin or Charlott lif
ted his rather, Ssq. T. C. Griffin of
Marshville. and his brother, Mr. Wal
ter B. Grirfln or north Marshville
Mr. Watt McBrlde or the York
school community of Marshville
township is confined to his home witi
Mr. Walter Brooks of the fi.iddir
school community of Marshville
townsnip is right sick.
Miss Lura Jones, who is teaching
at Macedonia, sncnt S-nnr.i.iv ;,nrf
Sunday with her parents. Mr. and
irs. j . a. Jones or Marshville tov.n--ship.
A fool and his money soon port.