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-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER-EVER YDODY READS IT"
"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL. 27. No. 17.
MONROE, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1921.
$2.00 PER YEAR CAs
STEYE WALKUP, EX-SLAYE,
TO SUE THE ROSS ESTATE
H.ily .Man' An.uml (! Home of
ll Sandy Ri.lge SpiiiMers,
Want it lairger l-'j:ry
XO AltMY WORM ".MILLHIS," I
SAVS COl NTY At; K.ST ItUOOM
Many Witnesses Testify to the
Sound Mentality of Maggie Ross
mattl::s ok iti:i:k.st on tki u.
iM.tlis .u t 'leva It-n I m-iHivlt Fug.
! Near lhe F.n.l i.l Twins tV.ii-in-i
Them i.i itM.ui. .....I ki.ii. I Rev. (jeorge Atkinson, Rev. R. J. Mcllwaine and Oth-
lo Hie r..n.er or I lie Journal:
In regard la the millers, or laoni.- . .
thai are s.-'n in such niHi num'iMTsj
in the ine fields, will say that l-iey
re not the fall army worm miller. I
trs Declare Her to Have Been Competent to Make
WillCiane Says Kinspeople Didnt Visit Her
Steve' Wulkup. born in slavery. 11 "' '' au an.ij uomi miner.; Hut M:'.g',ie Ross was competent dared that Mis Maecie Hoss wi
who was "handy mail " for t!ie Lite ' caught l!ne millers ami to make a will in HiiT and 19u! was boo-Aocm.;" on this occasion II.-
Misses Maggie and Sallie I Jo. a, will i are positi.. y certain that they .ire.ihe testimony of Kev. George 11. At- had BO remembrance or signing but
su their e.-;.ne Tor $1000 or more for K"t r 'rm kind. j kinson. Rev. U. J. M.liwaiue and oih- two tills, hut admitted his signature
tenice8 he claims to have rendered I !r- J- Lathan of Ruford town- -rs in Sui-rior court hearing the suit to all of the documents inn poi tint;
the aged spinsters during a period of l'ip ray that he remembers seeing of lull-odd relatives who Hie seeking to bothe wills, in his opinion Miss
twentv-ei-ht year, it is learned. I n- twice before in his life millers simi- to break the will, this morning. -Mas Ross was sane at the time her
der the will, which K0-odd relatives! lar to the ones that we now see in j Rev. Mr. Atkinson was the hrt to will was made.
are seeking to break, he pets but ;' !''" "'''ds. that this miller lay take the blind. "I visit.nl the Ross .Mr. C.uisl.r elicited the admis.-ion
$200. Regardless of the outcome ofr deposits its eg?; at the base of ; home." he paid., about l'.'U7 or as to the chiiacter oi' Mr. Hudson
the rase now on trial, his while) the bows and nar the end of the. t!oS. Later I. was there in 1916 or It was quite a blow to the propoiind-
friends say, Steve s claim will be twis. and that these eggs hatch Into 1918 to solicit funds for my school at ers. i.Mr. Em. II tried to evade the
prosecuted. 'small worms which cut under Inn Albemarle and Salisbury. Miss Mas- question, but counsel for the pro-
For the last twenty years "Steve" j ''ark "bout the base of the bows and ! gie Ross did not contribute, but man- pounders insisted, believing the Union
has lived in a little cabin Just across -cause the bows to brown and fall iu irested ait interest in the woik and county member of the legislature
. . . . . . , , . I 1 1 1,.,. till mhiire i i A . 1. . - . ; .1 . . . .
tne roaa irom tne uo-s nonie. ne , aui mi.- wouiu roiiKiuer maainR a wouiu enu.irs.Mne ciiierr.1 ccncntioii
.s.iniie v. t. I'arker. or I.a ties contribution. She was perfectly sane, of Mr. Hudson's character- which to
Creek township says that he lemeiii- I Hsk' d for three to live thousand dol-isay the least, has been tood
cultivated a number ot acres of land
on shares, and dm ins his spare time
he did chores fur the Koss women.
He cared for the stock, cultivated the
Kard.-n, looked arter the llowi-rs, and
cut wood. All of this, he says, he did
without charpe. During the winter
he made fires, and every now and
theu he would clean up around the
place, beautify lap the grounds. He es
timates that he did between $25 and
$50 worth of labor a year lor over
twenty years for which he received
"Steve" is said to have belonged to
the Walkup family. He is a genuine
"white man's negro," beinij courte
ous, friendly and honest to the core.
He has never been in trouble, and
ber seeing them once before in his Jars."
The former Monroe minister's opin-
Says M:i"s Mind Was Ooixl.
Mr. J. It. Lathan further savs. that im. t the niv ,,r ml. . 1 -Mr- "iiaine was the next
he wishes to corrert the report that j endorsed bv Kev. It. J. Mcllwaine. T.J. !. . V'"K dl"y
sworn, he tes
tified as follows
"I have known the Koss women
since lm;7. 1 went to the Loss home
he has army worms in his wheat.! who said: "I have known the Ross
Mr. Lathan says that he has no wheat women since 18B7. and have talked
KOWtl unit Ihnt he h:.a mil ui'.in uiit.-Sil. tK i .t.....
i u , inu iiii-ui muni iiiui-a nill.- llteii. ,,, ... t.. .
armv worm this year. Hot!, h:i.l i.rnr-ient l,.i..liinen.. m 1,1 1!l.u7. "ponse to a request .-on-
As many farmers are greatly con- make a will and to know the extent v . J a.-.",ond ""'
cernod about the probable daniace'und value of their propertv I bor- wallt '" 0 "",'ss
that the army worm may do to the rowed $300 ironi them some vears , Tlun one ,,,l,,'m :,nt
wheat and oat crop. e want to sr.y 'aBo. but paid It back in less than hair " ', K01t..,.he ?''ra- all'
that no fear need be entertained un-'the time the note was drawn ror. I uu"- and
lil the millers are seen in large mini- went with Mr. Hudson to the Itos.i ,f a" iu th' r001" wlu " 8he
hers in the flnl.tn ohero tlmcu omuu hmon i i. n.. ..m . Slgliea.
" .... uunn iv iu.,n u'l lilt- iii nun lliv ,
...... : ii i , . ... '
mr siui.un. e nue seen none as aer.in or M ss .Mace e. We went uti :
When we signed the will as wit
nesses Sallie was standing about hve
yet. and knowing their history, we stairs and searched an old trunk, i1" ...u,,,r Qui nyi
claims to have been devoted to his re not expecting to see any. T. J. rinding the wills In an envelope. We 1 U..,.' T," UH:. ne "l"'!' two, .r'i'8
late mistresses. "Steve" has some . "room.
strong friends among the prominent
white citizens or the Marvin commu
nity, all or whom are eager to see him
receive a comfortable share ol the
Uoss E state.
Itob ItosH Shows Kinolioti.
On the readiug or the will of Mis-i
Maggie Koss in court Friday after
noon. Hob Koss, chief benillciary of
the will, became emotional, and tears
found about $3600 in gold in nm " 7 "." B,K.n,,u. ,ne w n"r
shot bags in a bureau drawer; also ZnT.i " T .u 8U,n, ,,'nl
i'iiTi'iTi wl-i Li-Ti-tv ",u iul11- nuuson ana i reaa tne ' .,, nnj .,, uh ,... ,, . ,
will TherA vorA anniA nnrllna Antt-n
stairs who wanted to know about tne
act and who she was giving k to. I
never had any business transactions
iioxsTon:.ATWix;TK UD nivHUTAi rnirnu v
tt.xTAixii in Mi's hi:ai ran. nnimunu u. uiurrin
IS NEW TAX SUPERVISOR
It Wat laying Xeur Si at i. mi Wailing
lor SealMutnl Tniiii to Coni.-y i to
Win, 'ate, April I. -A man living
m-ar Wingate recently killed a dug
lie llmiulil to be ma-.l. The h-ad was
packed in a u-lul bucket, and this
tintain. i was placed in a wooden ho
iith ice packid itround it. t.nd con
signed to Kal.-Uh for cxaiiiiiiution for
tallies. Aniviiiu at Winvate too late
to cali-h the afternon triin. the i.ian
l.ft t'ae lox on I side of the station.
Next morning when he came back to
have the head placed on the Laleigh
train he found that someone had
stolen box. head and all. and now ev
erhody is wondering what kiud of an
expression appeared on the thief's
face when he opened the box and
found a do-.;' head!
The protracted meeting which clos
ed here Wednesday resulted In nine
teen iniilitions to the church. The
ordiiii.nie of baptism will be adminis
tered l. the converts the s-cond Sun
day in this months at Woiuble's pond.
Mrs. J. N. Snider and Mis Minnie
Herrin attended the Haptist W. M. 1'.
convention at Rocky Mount last
Mr. V.. It. Wright has bought a lot
near Mr. J. 11. llroom's gara-" and
plans to erect a new store building on
it at an early date.
Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Sherrin and lit
tle son or Washington are visiting
relatives In Wingate.
The attendance at the Dapttst Sun
day school here Sunday was 296.
There will be a special communi
cation or the Meadow Dranch lodge.
No. 578 A. F. and A. M.. next Friday
night, April 8. The Monroe degree
team will have charge of the work,
which will be in the third degree. All
Masons are invited.
Children in the graded school play
ed a prank on their teachers Anril
Tuonia. iiion. Weir. I'.kr. lir.ioiii.
t loiili. tirtil.ly. A -b rati and
Jollll-MHI HIO Av-islmilx.
Urinated in the contest held Satnnhiv
w ere seen to roll down his cheeks. He jat lliKh 8,.hoo, Krmlp centPlll , Sl.ec-,
wipea niseyes nun ins nanoKeriiiiei, debaters, reciters, spellers, short sto-
" iv nuuw niiuui iuo .fh 4h..m Oollin !... ,.k, i I'iniiiv uu jneir leacuers April
llest Spellers, Heclters, WIli,,eiS.1 will. -Vittie Bell was not there and I " ' .fifji .., ,"", ,h. fool's day by staying away rrom their
I do not l-ememher having m.-i.1a nnv L"' SKe a 10 Sign tneil'., pi -
iveimirm, n i n in-i, nun iwi h- , ' - - "'' .Ilotn women were weenini'
M rbn. e'se!;;''' ,0 "roL tad otK to trans-
Fiftv or more rountv schools onr-1 I.. ... . ,nct business Tor her. and I know
. iiu'iimne liiin i,u.iiid . m . ...
-" ioi no insiauce wnere sne transacted
Mr. Charles Parks or Albemarle business herseir.
was the next witness.
The Wake Forest glee club and
orchestra gave an entertainment in
the high school auditorium Friday
lifh. U'hl,k nna It . ,vt, I .. n In.... J
knew them verv i... . ... ...ji .J
. " ... well frnm .Lml 1B7n T ),.., ,...j 1" 'e..ir cumpuseu Ol aioil-
' "' " : fniiiiiv- ntwi .ru ."? wmgate Peoie.
and then walked out or the court- ry writers. essayists and athletes to lived in the Ross neighborhood." he ' n,y family and we visited them
house, remaining away until the ,ttke ,,art ln tne C0Hnty commence- said, ' and knew Misses Sallie and 1 ometlnies every two or three
eauniK oi me iu .inu auiiusi oeeu mt,Ilt beginning Friday night and con- Maggie Ross well. In 1!U7.. Miss
completed. Bob has been an interest- Jttnuins through ten days
ea spectator since tne inai siarteu,
but to all appearances he Is Indiffer-
The winners are:
Mr. Joe Beach was unanimously
.elected secretary of the Baptist Sun-
1,4,., ,nl.nn1 .a 1 f T 1
.Maggie nau sumcieni mental ccpaci-" " ' ,r V ' 7U ? ' . Bennett, who Is leaving Wingate, last
ty to make a will. It. A. Hudson wUI of M aggie and Sallie Koss. the cundav
ICOAIl !U.MUi .MAY SKiaE OX
Declalmers Boyce Brooks, Spruce married my. half-sister. I saw Mag-!codlcil 81,(1 lhe probate of the clerk.!
ent towards the outcome. He was j.lne. Glen ciark. Wesley Chapel; Kie probably once a month when I
dressed neatly iu a corduroy suit.
Cnnsler and Stack, Kt Al
Liddell Norwood, Waxhaw; Hal lived ln the neighborhood. I sold
Marsh. Marshville; Frederick Tail- them lumber from 1903 to 1911 to
Among the beneficiaries of the ton, Olive Brauch; Walter Lockhart, build tenant houses. Most of these aJ.,.A
..7 .. ... t - I I T' ... n. 1 1 I , I L r, 1 " C BUIIU
lUslwlne on the Stand
Mr. R. B. Redwine. one of the exe
cutors, followed Mr. Mclllwaine on
Mr. il. 0. G ril lui. of Monroe, was
appoi .i. J o;in,y lax assessor yester
day by t!- euunt commissioners. He
v. ill be ussilr'd by the following;
township assessois: I.anes Cr.M k. W".
I.. Thom::s: Unfold. T. L. Hinson;
JarkMin. J. T. Weir; Sandy Ridge. J.
N. Trice; Vance. J. E. Broom; Uoose
Creek. 1. C. Clonix; New Salem. A.
A. Caddy; Marshville. F. W. Ashcraft,
and Monroe. I'. H. Johnson.
The pay or Mr. Crillin will be $5 a
day. while the township supervisor
will receive a stipulation depending
upon the work they do. The tax as
sessor, however, will not be required
to give his .-mire time, a few weeks a
year sufii.;:: u do the work.
Duties of tiie assessors are set
rorth under the machinery act. as fol
lows: "Each township list-taker and as
sessor appointed under the authority
of this art shall advertise in five or"
more public places within the town
ship not later than the twentieth day
of Apiil. notifying nil taxpayers to
return to '.-:! all real and personal
properly w (:!-.: each taxpayer shall
own on the f.i:t day or May, and said
return shall !- made to the list-taker
during the : .)nt!i or May under the
pains and p .inlii-s imposed by law.
and naming the times and places at
which he will be present to receive
tax lists. The township list-taker
and assessor shall obtain from each
taxpayer a full, complete and detail
ed statement or each and every piece
and kind or property, real, personal,
and mixed, which said taxpayer shall
own on the first day or May, together
with, at near as possible, the true
value in money or all such property
owned by him or them, or which
may be under his or their control as
agent, guarian, administrator, or
otherwise, and hlch should be listed
ror taxation; and It shall be the dutv
of said township list-taker and as-
sesror to ascertain by visitation, In
vestigation, or otherwise, the actual
cash value in money or each piece or
class or property In his township, and
to list such property at Its actual val
ue for taxation. He Is hereby au-
Koss will are the Barium Springs or- Jr.. Monroe, and Dwlght Starnes, transactions wero made through R.!r1ui,a townshiD he testifled "'.mi
..i til.j . T.i..-, -i-i Pnunvi A liiiditnn Brent" "lufee luwnsnip, ne tesunea, ana
e i.eu..v luuHurm.. ---- ..m.i ' "ave known the Ross women all of
IK II IK) I. rrnDyirrllll nOSlHiai IDU wuc ajic iw v. noun cat ic-Bimru as ivi
the Presbyterian foreign mission 'earn. Monroe; Luclle Walkup. Wax- lows: "I knew the Ross women for "'V went to see th lfo inn
board. Seeking to show that Miss haw; Lucile Shannon. Wesley Chap- about twenty-eight years. They were si e ,ld i. iht fh.. w .
WIIX UO TO ('HAl'K.L H1I.I, " "" MtTea to aaminis-
.ter oaths in all cases necessary to ob-
( nlduell n.t fl.lfer win nr. While i,ain fu" and correct InXormatlon con-
Magpie Koss knew little of these In- !; Ollie Baucom
(titutions or the scojie
ltl-s, leaving the Inferpnre
beiiuests were urged b;
iMr. A. M. :inck. of
& hint- Mvrlln in 111 V OfneA nrnhnhlif nnnA a vaaf onrf
.. "'"""" -" .-." ..x .,., draw .hp . ... i .Kn Ihev huA ".essis.
of their artiv- Jyson. College Hill; Flossie Strawn. I aa conversations with Miss Sallie nn BApa;,nn "n"i-, " ' . . Clarence
that these Hamilton's Cross Roads; and Margie In Miss Maggies presence. I am not W0I..., no, . ;,,, "" hn. Ynin.will go to
another party, .Marsh .Marshville certain that I saw them ln 1907. 1 vutld M. ,. ,! ,''!,; the state
counsel tor lIVM'''""!-"? ?. ,av: " this capacity for her. They outlined
Itlakeney and Housto,, Cop the fe"ln any taxable real and personal
. Honors at Hamlet. ..pui, m uu iu.nin.
Monroe's debating team, composed Ma7 Herus to Accept IU-slgniitlon of
of Messrs. Billy Phifer and Garah I K"d U.
Sallie told us that they wanted us to Caldpll, tor the affirmative, and I It was intimated at the court house
v iiiieiuru iiiiineiiey auu .uis iiiui iiiiik inai ine county commis-
Houston, for the negative, sioners would refuse to accept the
Chapel Hill to contest for resignation of the road commission
championship In the I'niver- board, the members of which recent-
annual triangle debnte, having ly resigned en masse, to take effect
caveators, qucttiomd Esq. G. W. Sut- roe; r.uia urr. Mistar; nayton La- i'niou us to meir mentality. Tney Ul(,, beQlu,'st!, Sallie dol.. ' ,hp tl.lk defeated the Hamlet team last night. Saturday, April 16, until the result of
ton. the first witness on the stand, as than. Prospect; Sarah Clark. I'nlou we e not educated but had ordinary ,n and m, " Ad-mis taklna them1 The affirmative side was debated the road election on April 23, Is
follows: (Sandy Ridge township); Bessie Bail- Intelligence. The conversations with d,' Ve rot tliere about V til in here last night r.t the grammar school known. The commissioners are said
.Q. "Did Mis, M.-ig Rosm ever talk com, Antloch; Furman Little, Marsh- Maggie were Just ordinary." , ;,., ,tnd bv no0 Mr Ad Uns auditorium, Hamlet being represented to be of the opinion that it would be
to you about the Barium Springs or- ville; and Roscoe Morgan, Morgan ,.. ..... T .. f. h,,,. nn, ,.,,,,. ,'Lin i by Misses Lillian Thompson and unwise to appoint a new board when
... ... .... n ... i,,., nc, ,
Kev. Mr. Robinson, pastor or Banks
A. "No. I Story Telling Hannah Lou lten-
y. "Did she ever contribute any ton. Monroe: Mildred Williams,
money to orphanages that ou know fcle; Ha el .McCain. Waxhaw
Of? i caret Snujrej, Hembv; James
'A. "No. 'ardsii.i. 1'iorpect; uml Mary Ruth knew the Kosi women. They lad
Q. "Did she ever mention the Mullis, 1' -ilonville. isufUclent l.ieni-.ility to know their
Presbyterian hospital or the Pied- Dt! at . C'irtts Price. Weslev property and the nature and extent
18, wm. Presbyterian church, one ol the lega- , ',11 . 1 i V , "
r M"r-;tee, or the Ross wl l, followed Mr. ' a,t hey read them, make
R .h.'Asiicraft on the stand He said: "1 w TZ ', o'
,V. .u un. ti.A I,,,,, , ti,.,.. i,j with suBRestlons as to the
they wished made.
"t'oiies or the will were found In
a safe In Mr. W. 0. Lemmond s office.
Mr. E. T. Cnnsler, one of the st
t urneys for the propounders, cross-ex-mined
Esq. Sutton, as follows:
Q. "Did you ever know Mr. A. M
n,r. I.i, I...., ..I..! ul.....l 1.. rh'if.,.1 nn.l Qhi-nn Hlu r l i fuhi'lllu IT the Will I I I'fi'll In ffft a. VI -.1 if-
iivm uiirii im i iiuui in juui I" ..v ... .union, iii7. - - . ... , i. , fp linvlllir foilnellv lielnll L'ml In
ence? Uloe Clud Tynda't. Prospect. Wes-.Ko to buy a car and have her name V,1 i
A. "No. ley (lmp.l and Marshville schools. Painted on it. but she refused stating , - v ills ol M ins I nggfeii nd M iss Hie
Q. "Did she ever contribute anv- Short Story Tanor Stevens. 'that she had Invested In some bonds 1 rosJ. 1 s M,xw nn" su" hal"L
thing to either? ' Monroe; Winfrod Davis. Wesley Chav- land would have to build several ten- j k R.K knu. , ,., ...,,
A. "Not that I know of. (H; Verl.i Robinson, Prospect; and ant houses. She spoke orteu and',,,; ' L ' hor n:J. ' Zl fhe
Q. "Did Bhe ever talk to you about ,Ve.-U Crov.ell. Jerome. tully of her friends and neih- , J 'J la-
foreirn mipsions? Es-.ay -lioy Lon-;. New Hope; Jus- bors. She knew of the existence of . ,. ' ,,, 1 01 n 1 act m ,llaK
the wills were drawn and sent them ' Glaee Moore: while Messrs. White- It might not have but a week to
bv registered mail with a reuuest loru "lReney ana Clarence nousion i ney nave tne rignt to reiuse
ike any cor-I l"u hkuhiki me nannei hi- iiic iesi(tniioii oi me present ouara,
return them ! nr'"ative debaters at Hamlet. The and it Is believed they will exercise
the changes Muesiiou was: uesoivea, l uai tne iuih privilege.
iuiu j i i-inin uiT uai naming Jury Ilranii,
through trade union should prevail In T,10 ,MU.,, ,,. .' A,. ,n.
American Industry." The Judges here ' . J" f, lo" SJ"' d,.anJ"
were- Hv r v..vr ln.1 . . term of civil court beginning May
T v t.i,prt;k Ln r. I. Viui.i't thu : c' - "award. Sandy Ridge; R. B
Is the first time Monroe has ever won
both sides of the question in the an
nual tflangle debate, and the mem
bers of the local team are being show
ered with congratulations.
tin Braswell, liilom llle; Virginia
Oiifftn, Marshville; James Davis, Un
it... ll.u M'ill
the nnrllim SnrlniN ofnhn,, .i- lhoi " u,r " '"
is hard'y a Presbyterian who does. Miss M:a Boiiglit Liberty Hoiuls
not. In mentioning her neighbors as; -t have o..n Minn Mni-i?i itn ...
.... .! ., ..... ' I...I 1 .....J ' ....... .! '. " " " I. ",v i tri,nc "
Aiiueiics niewart v.ainme, nw- "'-'"s s unu kiuu sue spuue oi a few occasions since the drawing of ' any industrial establishment in Eliza
beth City Is used by the Elizabeth
City Ship Yard Co., in making pro-
Thlrty Cents a Pound for Wood.
(Prom the Elizabeth City Advance.)
l he most expensive wood used by
haw; Ernest McManus. Prospect: RovjMrs. arborough and others." I her will, the last time beine. I think.
Ftack fo contribute to an orphanage? I Helms. Indian Trail; Burcn Prlce.l For the propounders. Mr. Frank In 1918 when J tried to sell her some
A. "No. t ntonville; Wade Conder, Indian - rmie tesuneu as follows: "r or ftf- Liberiy bonds. She said that she had
Q. "Did you ever know him to con-i Trail; Frank Hawfleld. W esley Chap-HV or sixty years I have lived within ; already bought $1000 In stamps and
el; Roy Simpson. Furr: F.verett Temnltwo and a halt miles of the Ross wo-.S1iiim) in honiH and did nm care to
pie, Kehoheth; Herbert Lathan, Pros-, lllpn, and for the past 25 years have; buy anv more. I round these stamps
poci; Willie Ormand, Furr; Otho lived next door to their home. I; and bonds in her effects afier she
FunderMirk, i.Mt. Pleasant; Oscar ht-.ve had various transactions with idled.
Slarnes. Prospect; and Ira McCain, both or them, and have borrowed I "When I saw her In 1918 she was,
Waxhaw. I noney from them in amounts rang- jn niv opinion, competent to make a
Final contests will be held at the ' ' " from $500 on down. I saw them will and able to understand the na
ff-' a. Sutton's testimony cannot be allowing places: Debate Marsh- almost daily. Their mental condition ! tine and effect of It
Mist rued its rellei HnK unon the men- .xllle. Friday evening. April 9: Short i 1907 and In 1909 was good. Missi 't was nttornev tar Mis Sniiin
lal capacity of Mi:.s Mag Ross, as few Story Marshville, Friday. April fi; Maggie Ross had sufficient mentality , Ross, and appeared for Bob Ross in !
Iribute to a hospital?
Q. "Did you ever know him to con
tribute to foreign missions?
''Thlfi," Mr. Cansler concluded trl
imphantly, "shows the court that
pellor shaft boxes or bys-hings. The
wood is Ignunivii.e. It conies from
Australia and New Zcalni'd and costs
thirty cuts a pound. A fe' logs of
It, such as recently recel.rd hy th"
local ship yard, represents a consid
erable Investment. Llgnum-vit.-e Is
ailed the tree of life. It is extremely
heavy. Is not effected by the action
of salt water or chemicals and there
is practically no wear out to it. It .i
Presson, Goose Creek; W. C. Davis.
Sandy Ridge; J. II. McWhirter, Jack
son; T. P. Dillon. Jr., .Monroe; Lee
Roy Helms. Huford; C. F. Moore,
Lanes Creek; L. W. Helms, Jackson;
C. F. Moore. Lanes Creek; W. D.
Hawfleld, Vance; T. F. James. Goose
Creek; W. W. Rape, Buford; R. Ful
lon James, Marshville; J. E. McCain,
Jackson; J. M. Thomas, New Salem;
J. P. Gill-fin. Monroe; J. Rurus Har
gett, Marshville; J. B. Mangum,
Monroe, and J. R. C. Helms, Monroe.
KOIIMFK MOXHOK KKSIDKXT
ACCIDENTALLY KILLS SELF
.Joe Lnssiier Who Worked Here Be
lore the War Is Dead at Wilson
Kroiii Bullet Wound.
Mr. Joe D. Lassiter, who worked
nere ior several months with a pav
ing concern before the war, is dead at
Wilson, the victim, it Is believed, of
more satisfactory than brass for the an accidentally Inflicted wound. An
" ' - - - - 1 - , - , - - " - "- ,11 , ;.""'-. ...... rr.. .wr..-. n,.,.,..!,- .-in ipiin iii iiiau maws nil ill.? nn ... . lut-iiiaiiy lilllicieu wountl. An
f i:s know anything about the charlt- Recitation Waxhaw, April 9; Debate." J97 to know her property, the n ainall road case, bailie Ross paid purpose for which It Is used here. 1 account or the tragedv Is related in
.bleness or even our closest friends." , Inion (Lanes Creek), April 1
.,, Glee Club Monroe, April 13: Storv
ttiiing Monroe, April 13; and Field
Day Monroe, April 16.
'Fatty" Arburkle's New Vehicle
" Brewster's Millions."
Dance nt Prospect.
Mt. Prospect, April 4. Mr. Grady
i'lyler is visiting friends In New York,
uid Stamford, Coun.
Pvt. Robert Glenn of Camp Bragg
pent Sunday with his parents, Mr.
ud Mrs. George Glenn,
Miss Geneva Greene Kavo a da-re
Thursday night in honor of Mr.
rhonias McBride who haiJust re
urned from West Virginia. Those
resent were: Mesdames Ernest
.Srown. Eustus Helms, Robert Yar-
irough Dillon Nesblt, Clyde Plyler.l never has it ever been so delightfully
irady Greene, Oscar Aycoth; Misses ; presented as Iu this new screen ver-
objects of her bounty, and the nature me for Hi in "
and effect of her will. I was one of , This completed the testimony of
five commissioners to lay off a road 'Mr. Redwine. The next witness vns
through some ot their lands and went Rev. V. E. Mclllwaine, who testified,
to see them. This was about 189-1. 'as follows:
Both talked, but Sallie did most of j -i am a Presbyterian minister, and
lt WnH rnnrnit In this rnnnfv I lrt 1 n
'and Is said to be as long lasting.
Private opinion may be weak, but
public opinion Is all-powerful.
the following Wilson dispatch:
"Joe D. Lassiter, 30, vice president
of the R. G. Lassiter contracting
company, of Norfolk. Va.. Svith
branches In a number of southern
.cities, died at 2:30 o'clock this morn-
Kor Alderman, Ward Five.
I hereby announce niv candidacv
The nanifd of the caveators Werp tmlno- n virinu. .. .-.rn n.,i.for nldprumn frnm Word Plvo nnh. I u i ... ., ... . . .
The most delightful comedy seen read over and Mr. Crane ih he h,l : "'.V V ,a. , h. .1.1" . I i.-ci n th. n, u ,! nVJ' KWr IT ",a,,J ""'-tniunea.
her I.. om H.iia U "ItrewRter'. Mil- Q.. !.... r.7." T- ...... ZZ !"-" s - .c uassuer was nunn in an UncOR-
i .. - - .r.c, n uin ii kii j vi nit-Mi iu inn i ue went to r lortua, wnero I am now pas- I u. r, i.i,iia,m
lions, tne new Paramount picture Ross women, althonch some of th
- tA.. ,i ,,t, i ' , , .--.. , ... ....... ( n ' " j i i imi vuu i v ii. a nar
hoIoiis condition aL-ut 11 o'clock laftt
nightin hi room at the borne of C.
"Tl ' FUV ,hA' b';,'k'!; ' !1Ved ,n the npl"'-hood. Several : known the Ross women since 1 867. . W tor It. She moved it oil" , E. Blount here v. i h a bu Bet wound
which will be shown at the Mrand , kinspeople by the name of Deese. who ' i was pastor of Banks Presbyterian I her place, n.al.ing a tenant house jm' ft. rorehlad.' A pistol wVs found
4.t ovs "n- . im v uiiiuuk i lie caveatura. iib Bain, nna t ohnrh frnm nhnnr iqii 1017 nn.i
This famous story was presented as been on the place several times since j have often, at least once a year, gone
a Usky feature several years ago bnt the death of Maggie. I back to the Banks neighborhood
aye iteims, isancy rarorougn,
rhelma Starnes, Grace, Connie and
Uta I'lyler. Cake and punch were
erved. The evening was a pleasant
ne to those present.
slon with "Fatty" as Monte Brewster.
A capable cast Includes Betty R03S
Clark, leading womnn, and Fred
Huntley, James Corrigan. Jean Ack
er, Marion Skinner, Charles Ogle,
j where the Ross women lived and al-
' wava visited Ihem at their hnmn whnri
His rorusal to admit that Mr. R. j rnllie backi having never missed
A. Hudson, one of the executors and j visiting them on these occasions. I
a legatee of the will, was a man of own property In that neighborhood,
"high business Integrity was the I .
onlv testlmonv of a sensational na-l lle'Pi Miss .mur select Piano
Neely Edwards, William Boyd, and jture rendered by Representative Earl i "I visited 'Misa Maggie Ross on one
Parker McConnell. Ezzell. one of the witnesses to the" occasion and a-ked her for a con-
The story concerns a young man, will of Miss Maggie Ross, who was liiluilion to lulld Banks church. She disposing of ranie
whose career is the bone of conten- put on the stand yesterday. -cave $r.00. Inter coiitrlbutlii:; $:JU' I "Fr'i-i m5 to 1910 or 1911 I was
tlon between two weilthy grandfa-i Mr. Ezzell proved to be nn liu-
thers. one nn aristocrat, w ho believes , partial witness. He declared that he
For AMeni'tn In Ward Tw.
1 hereby announce my candidacy
r alderman In ward two. subject to
ie action of the Democratic primary.
For Alderman Ward Two.
I hereby announce myself avcnnJi-.him to work for the salary. The re- v!n community, and that he
ate for A!der..;;u from Ward Two, Mills are the many Inimitably funny : witness to the will made 'n
"bject to t'i Democratic Primary, situations, of v ltich Arbucklc iiku;..-3 i her. 1917, bv the d-cea";l v o:
O.H.MOORE. the luost. On nu-t Ion from Mr. Sta-!: he
out of it.
"I sold her n house for $100. I
aked her $150, but she would not
give over $100 and I sold It for that
price. The house cost me $300. On
one occassion I borrowed $2,000 Irom
her. I often saw the two women, and
had business dealings with them.
"Miss Mag Ross had an abundance
or capacity to know the effect of her
act In making the will the. extent of
her property, and to whom she was
he should not have to work, and the j imd known the Ross women nearly rn.l sti
oner a seii-iiiiuie man wno wains loity vears. tP.?t lie liven ill the .vp--
hir in Chrrlotte in T-'1
aid sh" wr.nled to i" 1
out of the slate, but returned fre-n.;-.
ei',- ns staled. I came here as a
In response to subpivna."
'i t- i l.inoi Both Mde pcon'd points In the ex-
l -i i. r. :.'.; f '.:ion' y and . C'l'.lnni'en rnd rrosa-examlnation of
. "i ii to pay for the ln-:F.rq. G. W. Sutton, the first witness,
n't i nt.
"y bought thA o;;l P.rrUa cliurc'i,
nearby. From the position of the
body and t!i. wot:nd physicians and
police who were culled to Investigate
expressed the belief that Mr. Lassiter
accidentally shot himself while clean
ing his revolver. The body will be
shipped today to Oxford, N. C, his
home, for burial."
THE OLD DISTRICT SCHOOL
IVpul.ir Piny to He ;iven at Denton
Height School House Friday.
April 8i h. at H p. M.
The adults of Benton Heights will
present "The Old District School"
Friday. April 8. at 8 p. m. This Is a
very popular play and murh prepara
tion is being nmde to present it In
"ye cl den times." Come, laugh and
help Others tl t.e lolly. ArivU.!nn It
Continue.! on ige two. 'and .3 c- rt:.