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THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT"
-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY N&D3 IT
The Monroe JournM
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL 27. NO. 29.
MONROE, N. O, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1921.
52.0(1 PFR VP A I? P A on
BETTER LAND NEEDED SO
FARMERS CAN WORK LESS
liilei of llie Soil. Say Broom,
uugiu 10 M.ie VMr rime for
IJw Trillion ami m(t'liiiiifiit
WORK TOO HiKII KOI J A I.IVINti
II) T.J. W. KltOOM,
t'oiily Kunii Ik-inoiiMrator.
The farmers of this county plant
forty-lire thousand acres iu corn an
nually, and the average yield Is
around twenty bushels per acre. Many
of these acre are producing forty to
seventy file bushels per acre and
many are producing much less than
twenty bushels per acre. The chief
cause for low yields is Lick of huuius
and nitrogeu in the soil. Humus is
decayed vegetable matter. Vegetable
matter contains nitrogen, and if the
vegetable matter is In the form of
legumes, such as soybeans,' velvet
beans, cowpeas, clovers, or vetches
it is much more valuable in that
about two-thirds of its nitrogen con
tent is taken from the air and not
from the soil as is the case wit
weeds and other non-leguminous
plants. The easiest and most econ
oiuical way to get the humus and the
nitrogen that is so essential
larger yields is to grow these legumes
as catch crops, that Is to grow them
long with crops that are to be re
moved as feed or cash crops, for in
stance, soybeans, velvet beans,
cow peas can be grown with the corn
crop and it the entire crop is left on
the land much organic matter and
nitrogen will be added, or cowpeas,
soybeans, velvet beans, legpedeza, or
red clover can occupy the land after
the removal of the wheat and oat
crop. Then during the late fall, win
ter, and early spring months, crim
son clover, bur clover, and vetch can
be made to good service.
We need beter land, not to mak
more stuff, we are making more now
than we can market profitably, but
we need the better alnd that we may
make a living easier, not have to
work so hnrd to get it, have time to
attend to other things that need at
teption. and have time for recreation
and the development of our higher
faculties. When we cultivate land
for twenty bushels of corn to the
acre and less, one-third to one-half
bale of cotton, ten to fifteen bushels
of oats, or seven to eight bushels of
wheat, we have to work too hard and
long to get a living, so long and hard
do we have to work, that we do not
have the time for rest and recreu
tion and the proper development of
our social, Intellectual, and spiriua
Don't Work Our Heads Knough.
If we are to develop a high civil!
tation in the rural districts, such as
will make our young people content
to remain in the country, we have got
to make conditions such as will give
an opportunity for rest, recreation
and boo la 1 enjoyment, and intellectu
al and spiritual deviOr.ient. Noth
ing but hard work', and In some in
stances, grinding poverty, is the lot
Of many who are living in the rural
districts today. Now work is not
ourse, nor do we wish to convey the
idea that we should not have to work
hard for our daily bread, for we be
lieve that man would have become
(extinct long ago but for the edict is
krued by God Almighty to Adam, "In
the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat
bread." The trouble Is we are work
ing our muscles too much and our
head not enough and with many of
his apparently not working out heads
lat all. Now, !f we are ever to build
tup a great rural civilization we have
got to use our Inads more, and now
s the time to begin. Readjustments
in our institulons of government, of
education, and of business are going
on everywhere, and there must neces
sarily be a readjustment In methods
of agriculture and In the marketing
kf agricultural crops if the agrirult
rural civilisation of this country Is to
e saved from decay and ruin.
It takes money to build and main-
Italn a high civilisation. To get mon
l y In agricultural communities crops
have got to be grown, and grown In
tn economical manner. Now to grow
rops economically, large per acre
ields are necessary. To grow large
er acre yields we have got to have
fertile soil In which to grow these
rops. Now the fifteen to twenty
ushels of corn, the one-third to one-
lalf bale of cotton, the ten to fifteen
ushels of oats, and the seven to
loht hiiohuta nf wheat that manv of
fjii are now growing, represents mua-
ii-le work. But if we will use our
pleads some we can double and trib-
ile the average yield of all crops
rown In the county and by using on
ly one-half to one-third the land can
teduce tne muscle worn correspona-
f ngly. Now for the head work.
CJood Farm Ilendwork.
When God created the world and
laced man therein he commanded
jilm to "multiply and replenish it,"
lie knew what man would need in his
J (Torts to carry out this command, so
1-very provision was made In creation
tor keeping the earth fertile. Planta
ere given to man that have the fac
ility of cettinc nitrogen from the air.
phosphorus, lime and potash mines
"vere prepared that man might have
(he wherewith to replenish the soil
hen It became exhausted of these
lementa. The truth is, all nature is
'i.ne great store bouse of wealth and
E'.od hath delivered to man the keys
Jo this store house and saye'n unto
)ini. as thou wilt so be It unto thee.
Are we using to the extent of our
bllity the resources that our Creator
as provided for our enrichment in
NO KI.KCTION TO UK IIE.
ON 5J.VMMM I to N I 1SS
vk Believes Blockaders Drained
His Fish Pond and Cut His Wire
A party of iw n. believed to be which was Mocked about three years
The l.eUli.... ..irr.,lui,l f..r tl.- ... " . '. . .'" u ...... carp ,IU macK Dass. es-
, .... i-.. i IMt wire lilll'lllL- 111 uliiml nnnd ll, .i. j. .... ...
, - - ...... .11. UT- ,111 I1T-
fount YrMenlity by CniuiiiUsIiiiiei-
SIk..I Tit a I IVtlli.Mii jikel i.M
of Require! .Number.
us oi lorcmi; me pmitiiv ,ii.tuii.i-! ,
. ' ,." V r "(Hiniuieu iaces on uie larm of .Mr. bank into a nearbv branch Mr Wil
r..,'v ; 0"" .or ro1 iiiiini'y. in New Salem township. Sun- pasture wire to amount to about f.ftv
I-nii... ih - 8tu"'. a -have been actuated by a desire for is not verv easilv calculable
dT Scaled "'t' weV'l!l "'"" "l'8 of This is not the firs, 'ac, 'Srror,,-
nainesr.. t e Petitions h""h", in hi in this community. One of Air. Wil
The road ac uro Zm that an el. or'ood. hw tho eou d? that ; l!r.W neighbors, several months ago
f twenty-five per cent of the uuali
tied voters petitioned to that effect
thirty days from the time notice of
an issue was advertised. The number
of qualified voters, it was found, is
875!. One fourth of that number
.o canvas or tne .petitions was
made after the commissioners found
that they did not contain twenty-five
per cent of the voters, so it is not
known how many of those who signed
them are not qualified voters.
;rriualing CIhvh Knteiliiiiieil.
Weddlngton. May 16. The gradu
ating class of the Weddlngton Indus
trial institute was highly entertain
ed at a dinuer given In their honor
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. M.
Howey May 12 at 7 o"clock. The
members of the class are Misses Pat
tie Morris, Nellie Mcllwain. Ger
trude Moore, Irene Howey and Mr.
Claude Moore. Mr. M. W. Winters,
class advisor, was also present.
Immediately following the dinner
at eight o'clock, a reception was also
held in their honor. Those present
for the reception, in addition to the
graduating class, were: Misses Lil
lian Lewis, Zula Helms, Grace Lew-
Is. Isabel Howey. Messrs. Robv P.
Lewis, Hlght Helms. George Hudson
Earl B. Lewis. Walter Haris-ll, Lee
Short. Wriston Helms and Carl Short
After several games and contests
in which prizes were awarded. Inter
spersed with vocal and Instrumental
music, a course of Ice tea with na-
biscos was served.
The house was beautifully decora
ted for the occasion in flowers and
crepe paper, the colors being "black
and gold, which are the colors of
ho came tn hia ViniiQu
making liquor, saia .Mr. Williams with the announced intention of re-
nere today, but now I would gladly I covering a still he had found near
go ien nines witn an omcer to nnd his Place, and nhicii he was keeping
une auer mis nign-nanaea treat- until the officers arrived upon the
me,u- . scene. Scores of shots were exchang
er, wiiiiams is tne owner ana op- ed on this occasion, and It is believed
riamr 01 me rairneia teiepnone ex- tnat one of the party was hit.
cnange. in tne past, otneers have, "I'e voted the dry ticket-in late
been summoned to the community to years." Mr. Williams said yesterday
seize stills by other citizens, but he "but I have always attended to my
as ueer ien caneo. upon to retuse j Du&iness. leaving the enforcement of
to transmit these messages any more the Hquor laws In the hands or our
than one sent to a blockader warn-, officers. How blockaders got the idea
ing him of the approach of an officer. I that I was reporting them Is a mys
Nearly all of the fish in the pond, ,tery to me."
Bodies of Two More Union County
, Heroes Have Arrived at Hoboken
ine remains of two more Union, pilar where he died within
county dovs, uenjamin S. Uriffin and
Arthur McWhorter, have arrived at
Hoboken, N. J., and will be shipped
here within the next day or so. Prep
days, pneumonia having set in. He
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F.
Griffin, of the Sandy Ridge commun
ity, and was 23 years of age when he
"'"""S utriiiR "lour uj me via- niea -On tier. IB. 1X1X laa thin
clals of the Melvin Deese Post of the month before the signing of the arm-
Ainencan region 10 inter mem wim slice. He I survived bv his narents
military honors. Griffin will be bur
led at Sandy Ridge church in Buford
THOUGHT DADGET'f HAD -
MET WITH FOUL PLAY
Ituford Township Man, Who Il.np-
Haieu rrtHii Home Tuetulay, Im .
KoiiikI in Sjuii tMnhurg, S. t'.
SAID "XOTHJXG TO FAR.MINi"
Continued on Page night.
C. F. Dadgett. the Buford township
man who mysteriously disappeared
from his home last Tuesday, has been
located in Spartanburg, 3. C. and
fears that he had met with foul play
have proved groundless. He left his
farm, which he had rented frm Mr.
Will Porter, because there "was noth
ing to farming." it is said.
Discovery of blood on the ground
tinder a shelter house at hia place
by a neighbor was the first sugges
tion of foul play. This neighbor,
whose n-unc Is Broom, had missed
Dadgett. and went to his house to
see if he was sick. He found his
house closed, with the shutters
drawn; nnd on going to the barn
found his mule shut-up, somewhat
worse .for wear for lack of food. Con
tinning his Investigation, he came
upon the blood spots on the ground
nder the outhouse.
Forcing a window open, Mr. Broom
went Inside the house. He found no
evidence of recent occupation, ao he
alarmed the neighbors. A Search of
nearby . woods was Instituted on
Thursday and Friday, but failing to
find any trace of their neighbor.
Chief of Police J. W. Spoon, of Mon
roe, was called upon for assistance,
Learning that Bill Tadlock was last
seen with Dadgett, Chief Spoon got
communication with him. Tad-
lock admitted being with Dadgett, but
denied any knowledge of his present
whereabouts. He said he and Dad
gett came to Monroe Tuesday night,
here they boarded the Atlanta train
Tadlock got off at Chester, while
Dadgett went on to Carlilse, with the
nnounced Intention, said Tadlock, of
going on to Spartanburg.
In the meantime, a letter was
found at Dadgett'a home from some
people In Spartanburg. Chief Spoon
wired the police at that place to see
If Dadgett was at the home of these
people, receiving an affrmatlve reply
in a few hours.
Dadgett Is a bachelor. He came to
this section about two years ago from
Charlotte, where he claimed to have
been working around the army csmp.
It Is not known If any action will be
taken against him, or If there Is
ground for action, for abandoning
and several brothers and sisters.
rt ..... -l.i.. ..KilA ...in i. "v it uwi iei 9 Illness was
township, while McWhorter will be,,,,j . . it.
K32 iS.X.r1"' """"" "
Both lads saw service in the ""V .'"'r"". J"r " i'"
!8! r,L influent and
iu I'liciiiiiuma miu iuiiuen vuiiuaii-:
ed through exposure. Griffin was in
were both contracted, and he died on
lh. lanth txt nlnl.n. . ft 1 O IT I Ik.
. r7. r.V; Z'a , .h: m ?f Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McWhorter.
o," i...r.T' of Jackson township. He was 24
The rain and dampness in the!,e" 3 l 8B;
trenrha. uhlrh a a memher nf the! Both Of these JOUng men bore ex
signal corps he helped lay telegraph i cellent characters, and were good
wires so as to afford communication i so"'er-
with the divisional headquarters,! The date for the funerals cannot
caused young Griffin to become III, be set until the day of the arrival of
and he was moved to a French hos-lthe remain are known.
NM.COKS AKKKSTFI) UK I IK
.NOT Ml KDKUKKS OK KH.I.KK
( liHilotte INJire Say They Im Nk
AiiMer IeMiipli.n ..f (jnirery.
Janus Wilson and Clyde Carroll,
two strange negroes, arrested here
Sunday on suspiciou of beiug impli
cated in the killiug of Geoixe L.
Keller, a Charlotte grocer, do not an
swer the description of the grtK-er'b
assailanw. Charlotte police have in
formed Chief of Police J. W. Snoon
The negroes have not been released.
nowever. judge W. O. Lemniond hav
ing given them a thirty day road sen
tence yesterday morning for vagrancy.
newer was Killed ironi ambush ate
Saturday night in a dark spot on West
Eleventh street, in front of the Fidel
ity mills. Robbery is believed to have
been the motive for the crime.
Wilson claims Wilmineton a hia
home, while Carroll savs he I, a na
tive of Parwhite. S. C. From let
ters taken off their person, officers
found that they had been extensive
travelers, a number of the letters be
ing postmarked New York City. Wil
son atso nad a letter from a New
lork tailor, addressed to "Mr. James
Wilson." In his pocket book he had
the picture of a white woman and a
number of Confederate ten dollar
bills. They claimed to be here look
ing for work.
LATE JOHN KITCHIN WAS
FAMOUS "COOIER" HUNTER
In a Single Sraxm Hi. Cu-U Would
.Number Several Hundred
Kclale Hunting Storie.
HK WK1 IN THK COIXTY HOME
1UU GKAFTKI) INTO l.VXi
Child In Brooklyn Hospital Kimbled
to Walk by Operation.
A remarkable operation in bone
grafting, by means of which a nor
mal leg was given a girl thought
to be crippled for life was done at the
Hooks He Studied When Young Were
Lincoln's own personal decision
against slavery came partly from per
sonal experience and partly because
he learned his American history In
Methodist Episcopal Hospital, Brook-; the best of all ways, from the original
documents. English history Lincoln
learned from Illackstone, which he
found In the bottom of a barrel of
He was one of the few remaining
old-time darkles. He had finished the
odd jobs for which he had been em
ployed, and, hat In hand, appeared
at the back door.
" How much Is It. uncle!" he was
"Yo' say how much? Jest whateber
yo' all say, mines."
"Oh, but I'd rather you would say
how much," the lady of the house re
"Yas, ma'am! But. ma'am. Ah'd
rsther hab de seventy-fire cents you'
all would gimme dan de fifty cents
Ah'd charge yo' all." Life.
lyn. The operation, which was per
lormed several months ago, was made
nubile when an X-ray proved beyond
uoubt it had been successful. It con-truck of various sorts bought by the
sisted In replacing the child's shin-! grocery of which he was partner. The
bone from knee to ankle with one of, business was not successful. It left
her ribs. i Lincoln with a debt of $1100, which
The patient's name is Abigail It took him fifteen years to pay. He
Green, born April 10, 191, and read Blackstone's Four Books with
known to all the doctors and nurses'only Webster's "priiiiary" dictionary
in the hor.piial as "Abbie." Abbies bought when he was twenty-four
mother died soon arter her birth.' years of age. He rightly deemed
Nothing Is known of Abble's antece- Ulackstone an Epoch In his life,
deals at the hospital, except that she I American history was supplied by
was placed in a city institution after Franklin's Autobiography, Weem's
her mother's death and later remov- "Washington" and Ramsay's, and a
ed to the hotpltal. campaign life of Henry Clay.
She was received In December, Shakespeare came early. It suc-
1918. when she was twenty months ceeded the Bible. Lincoln is our only
The senior class of the Monroe
high schol is planning to give a play.
All of a Sudden Peggy." May 23 at
the Strand Theatre.
The seniors have a two-fold pur
pose In presenting the play. Aside
from being a part of their commence
ment exercises, they hope to make a
good sum of money to go toward pay-
ng the bill yet due on the "Mohisco.
the high school annual. The annual
this year is the best yet published
by the high school, and the high
school asks the cooperation of the
people of Monroe in this effort of
theirs. They are sure they will have
no trouble in meeting their obliga
tions if the people of the town give
them the same loyal support they
have given the football team, the
baseball team, and other school pro
jects. The play itself Is a very attractive
one. There are plenty of laughs for
you. The seniors are counting on
Ry '. K. IIIXSON.
There died in the county home last
year one of the most exceptional men
in ttm part of the state. Ha was
John Kitchin. the "cooler hunter."
and he fully deserved the sobriquet
mat was attached to his name.
I ncle John loved the meat of the
iLogerhead turtle, or "cooler." better
man most people love their money,
and he sought them more than the
Jew does riches. He was quite uc
cessful. He kept an accurate record
of the number he had caught, and
could without hesitation tell you U
number of a season's catch. Frequent
ly the number ran into the hundreds
and when we remember that he waf
nearly seventy-five years of age when
he died and had caught them practi
cally all of his life, you can easily
imagine that the total was large.
Did he like the "cooter meat? I
should say so. Even In his old day
ir one had the temerity to ask him
If he was fond of "cooter" be had
to run or -fight, and a stranger so
bold usually got off with a terrible
There is an old adage that if a
cooter bites you he will not turn loose
until It thunders, but Uncle John
evidently did not believe it for hit
manner of catching them was grab
bing with his naked hand, and that
he got results when he went hunting
is putting it rather mildly.
Uncle John would Interest one by
the hour telling stories of how long
he kept on the trail of certain large
"cooters," and how he finally caught
them. But one thing he never under
stood and that was how a "cooter"
lived after its head had been dis
membered, and why its heart refused
to stop beating and blamed if I can,
SET STEEL DIES FOUND
ON HELMSJJY OFFICERS
Believe He and Moser Belong to (iang
of Automobile Thieves With
Hertdqiiuiters at Concord
old. Her body was covered with ab
scesses and her right leg was twisted
like a corkscrew. It was utterly un
able to sustain her weight. Exami
nation revealed a fractured tibia,
which is the inner and larger of the
two leg bones, better known as the
shlnbone. The history of the fracture
was not known, but It was seen
It ha d been sadly neglected. The en
tire bone was diseased and Inflamed
President who read Shakespeare con
stantly and read It out loud in con
ference and contact with men, so that
he bored lesser minds. Burns, Lin
coln knew by heart and lectured on
Tax-Listing unit Judgment Day.
"If Judgment day occurred after
lax listing time hell would have to be
enlarged to meet the demands for
space." was how a citizen expressed
himself after hearing several men
give in their taxable property. And
he was not far from rlghU I hare
observed that the average cltlien Will
lie as quickly about the value of hia
property when glvlug it in as he will
when trying to selt a crippled mule
to a negro. No, not all do It, but It
is wonderful how property depreci
ates. The average poor fellow will
give in his property at more than th
cash value because he knows that his
tax will be small and that most er-
- erybody knows what he owns. There-
Officers believe Hall Helms and fore, I venture the assertion that the
Oscar Moser, young white nieu, who, renters, or "hoboes." as one of our
are In Jail here charged with the theft citizens so politely termed this class.
of an automobile Saturday night from ! pay 15 per cent more tax than any
Mr. . L. Tomberlin, who lives a few other class according to the amount
miles east of Monroe, are members, of property owned.
of a gang of automobile thieves with! There are exceptions, of course.
headquarters at Concord. Helms is The other day I overheard a man give
said to have admitted being liupli- in a pig at $2. The lister refused O
cated in the thett of three cars, while accept it at such a price and listed
Moser, Sheriff Fowler Bays, was it at $5, but gave the citizen four
Helms accomplice In two robberies. cents with which to pay the tax. I
A -set of steel dies, with which It Is 'knew the fellow was a "hobo," 80
charged that engine numbers were after he was through listing I struck
enlaced with ficiticious numerals. 'up a conversation with him and found
was taken off Helms and is now la 'that he was not real bright, or in
STOI.i: .MR. TOMItKRI.I.N'S CAR
the possession of Sheriff Fowler. Af
ter stealing a car. Helms would file
off the factory numbers on the car
and replace them by the aid of his
steel dies with numbers of his own
choosing, say the officers.
Mr. Tomberlin's car was stolen late
Saturday night. It was driven to Con
The humor of his own day he read , ,h area TaV) n T lru Ira at us Vi jwo
avidly. Petroleum V. Nasby and Ar-i, ; Helms resides, was' picked up
lemus waru no renu 10 nu nv iin, i Hn(1 brought back to the County. Af
his delight and to Seward. Welles and
Stanton disgust. While President
It was not known whether Abbie J he road the one book of humor which
would live, and the little body had to
be built up for two years before the
operation could be attempted.
It was performed by Dr. Thomas
B. Spence, chief of the hospital's sur
geons. He removed the entire lent:
of the diseased shlnbone and then
made a bone graft from one of the
child's lower ribs, which, being Tery
flexible, was straightened and tied
to the ligament In the leg. The rib
acted aa a scaffolding for new bone
to grow over. The leg was placed
in a piaster cast and several months
of waiting followed.
The X-ray examination proved
,nhle csn walk and play like a nor
mal child within a few months. Al
though the leg la still In a cast. It
does not seem to bother the patient,
for she travels all about the ward.
liughlng and playing with the other
little patienta. v
VICIOUS DOG BITKS WOMAN
It Snapped at Her as She waa Panning
Mineral Springs, R. F. D. 1. May
It. A few days ago while tn Mon
roe your correspondent witnessed a
very distressing accident. A young
lady, whose name is unknown to me,
was badly bit by a large bull dog
when she passed too close to the car
In which It was lying as she was
crossing the street in front of Bclk'a
store. Your correspondent did not
Investigate, but the lady's arm seem
ed to have been badly lacerated. If
I had been a relative of the person
bitten there would have been one dog
less in Monroe at sunset. It seems to'
survives Its own day, "Don Quixote."
and he crossed the White House in
his nightshirt, the costume In which
the melancholy knight fared abroad,
to read a passage to John Hay.
These books he read early. Law
took his time after he entered the
bar. In 1849 he returned from his ser
vice In Congress. He begau now stud
ies. He took up German and learn
ed to read it. He knew something of
French and Spanish. He began the
equivalent of liberal studies in col
lege which had been denied him.
Herndon, Hallan and Gibbon are two
histories he read at this period. In
1859 he read "Plutarch's Lives" for
the first time. read Homer in the
winter of 1859-60 In Bohn's transla
tion. Derolt News.
Break, Break, Break!
A man of fifty winters and a maid
of twenty summers were having a con
versation. As usual In such cases,
the man himself waa the topic.
"Why have you never married ?"Xflve or eighty miles from
Inquired the sweet young thing
"Because," he replied In a tone of
wisdom, "I have always noted that
when two people of the aame type
marry their happiness is marred by
the monotony caused by their likeness
to each other. The reason I have
never married la because I have never
found a girl of the type opposite to
"Oh, that should be easy," she re-
ter letting Mr. Drake out, Helms car
ried Moser to his home in Vance town
ship, and then drove to the home of
Will Hasty, in Buford township.where
Helms was captured Sunday night.
Helms was given a preliminary
hearing before Judge W. O. Lemmond
Monday morning and was bound over
to Superior court under a two thou
and dollar bond. Unable to give
bond, he was remanded to Jail. Moser
wasn't arrested until Monday, and he
is awaiting a preliminary hearing.
The arrests were made by Sheriff
Fowler, Deputy SherlfT Paul Griffith.
Chief of Police J. W. Spoon, Constable
C. L. Gulledge, and Mr. John Mc-Clellan.
Both men are residents of this
county. Moser lives at the home of
Walter Pressley, In Vance township,
and Helms, who has been working
at a saw mill near Unionville. boards
at Mr. John Drake. .
The pair, according to the officers,
stole their first automobile some
time in March from au old woman
living near Old Hundred, a small sta
tion on the Soa board about seventy-
Tilts car was sold by Helms to Mr.
Leonard Griffin, of Gooee Creek town
ship, on the twenty-sixth day of last
March. Last August Helms went to
Gaffney, he is claimed to have ad
mitted, and stole a Ford car, driv
other words, an Idiot. I thought it
was unusual that a poor man under
valued his property.
News Notes of InsKTt Section.
The heavy rains of last week did
considerable damage to land in this
section where cotton was recently
planted. It undoubtedly will have
to be replanted and In some cases
this will be the third time. All corn
that has been recently planted will
have to be replanted.
Mr. Fred Walters of Cassett visited .
friends and relatives in the Bethel
section for a few days. Mr. Walters
reports considerable damage to cot
ton which was chopped to a stand In
the recent cold snap.
Mr. Hoyle Aycoth has returend to
his post at Camp Bragg, Fayette
vllle. after a ten day visit to home
Mr. Frank Broom is home for t
few days visit. He is a patient at a
government hospital at Greenville.
Children's day exercises were held
at Tabernacle last Sunda). The mil
sice, recitations, etc., was up to the
high standard that they have at
Tabernacle, and special emphasis
should be put on the music. The dec
orations were especially beautiful
and the children were well tialned.
Statement From Mrs. Hargett
To the Editor )f The Journal:
We regret exceedingly that In wrii
Ing up the Memorial Day exercise
and sending it to The Journal we fail
ed to send in that which was written
concerning the part Mrs. W. C. Crow-
ell had on the program. It was not
the typist's fault, but by some myste
rious omission that can't be account-
has cleared up the wholesale robbery
of tires at Unionville last fall. He
piled. "Now, I know a number of j says Helms told him that Frank
nice. Intelligent girls who Tilaikwelder, In Jail at Concord await
ed for we are to blam). She read a
Ing it to Concord, where he disposed .paper full of the most accurate Infor-
of It to Tom Blackwelder. matlon pertaining to North Carolina's
Sheriff Fowler also thinks that he, part In the Civil War that has been
At this point he went away abrupt
ly. She never understood why he left.
1ooklnK for a Iktigxln.
... cuy aiunoriiiea snom-v Tramp Could vou give me tup-
not permit a vicious dog to endanger , ,,,, for , bedi laav?
the lives of the public as this one, Sanny, WifcyCs; bring It In!"
d0M- The Register.
Ing trial for murder, was the culprit.
Shi I never try to parade my vir
tues. He no. It needs at least two to
make a parade. Tyrlhans iChristl-ania).
our pleasure to listen to. Glad that
The Journal gve it to us In full. The
old soldiers were thrilled with the
tales of valor, and leaned forward to
catch every syllable that fell from
her tongue. We consider that Mr.
Crowell belongs to a group who are
devoted to the higher things of life
to the best In literature, and anything
that she has to render Is always ap
presiated by us. We beg her forbear
ance. Knox Wolfe-Hargett.