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THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT
-THE L'MON COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS XT
The Monroe Jourmi
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL.27. NO. 30.
MAJOi; IIHiH llli)K TO UK
TUANSKKHKKIl TO ATLANTA1
i CHIEF justice white IS 1KAI
I Veteran Amctk-an Jurist Otrr Sev
enty Vrai tM When He Med.
MONROE, N. O, FRIDAY, MAY 20, 1921.
Sensation of Facing Death Is
- .J.Jf - 3
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
Told by Frank Lane in Letter
(-t munil War ltik Officer's New
Duties. IMiij! Hint Into tlwiiial . Washington Mav 1Tli death
mul Public Heath NvttJre. here 'early this morning of dward1 Washington. May U. To sia? of raid dming the last months of
The many I nitm rouniv friend-; of 1,ol,K, While. eterau chief jujtat-j f rauUi.n K. Lanes most intimate less examination that a man with
i, n n:j.. - ,i , ,l.,W me imtea Mates ;
MiVT A. II. IllliUr, lUllliliailUt T VI I lie
z . rJ7z ::,"rh. ;:' .
ha been tra 1131 erred from the Char
- I rf- . . . , , ...nfn I". a tiiuii Willi
Supreme Covrt. rneiiJa here there had come before, little curiosity and little humor, and!
tow today oven hi death a remarkable message, die-ia liitle mniiev h un ....t .....
casi a snauow 01 sorrow lou.lv oieri"10 " iriuiuip message, mc-ta lime luoiiev. who wan not in !
during tatea &' Mm In the hospital ln'greatpain.coiildcniovhimseifKtii.iv.
his long years of service on the su-, Rochester. Minn., after the operation j ing the wavs of doctors and nurses
. I ' K I. 1... 1... A .. l '.hll'h I . .1,4 I, i J Ju.ll, Ku ftnlv a 1 n n 1.... 1 - , ....
lo:ie d nl ritt to the tlanta office " ""i". u 6'" " i """" -u . - - .- juurnejeu me invaiias patll.
,:t .... '7. .A.1.?.!....V anilrtlon and esteem, not ouly of few days. "U wa. however, made a Bnwerv
nev sMtuting hint to 8end most of his j
iu Von roe and vicinity.
Concei uing his transur. the Char
lotte Observer says:
"Major II. H. Hinde, whose office
hts been in the Mint building, and
who has beeu the field representative
of the bureau of war risk insurance
In North Carolina for the past yeai,
hat been notified that he has been
transterred to the Jurisdiction ot the
district supervisor. No. 5. in the state
of Georgia, with headquarters at
Atlanta. The transfer Is in connection
with the medical and hospital service
of the bureau of war risk insurance.
"This bureau, which will shortly
be consolidated with the vocational
training and public health depart
ment services, so far as the disabled
men are concerned, has, by an execu
tive order of the secretary of the
treasury, taken a part of the United
States public health services and Is
being handled in the offices of 14
"This Is the commencement of the
government policy of decentralising
the bureau, In other words, to bring
the relief necessary near to the
ex-service man who hitherto has had
to go to Washington for everything
that he wanted to know. Now he
will be able to have his wants attend
ed to In his own state probably, or
certainly at one of the business offices.
This will largely expedite business.
"The numbers of men who are ap
plying for relief is Increasing day by
his associates, but of the entire com
Although hope for the chief jus
lice's recovery following an opera
tion last Fridey. had been abandoned
I two (lays ago, the new s of his death.
which occurred at two a. m. today,
came as a shock to his friends and
associates. The chief justice, who
was seventy-two years old, had en
joyed rugged health up to the rime
he was forced to submit to the recent
operation and his record of attend
ance on the Supreme bench was tradi
tional. At the bedside when death came
were the wife ot the chief justice, his
two nieces and the Rev. Father F. J.
Creeden, of Georgetown University
who had administered the last sacra
ment during the early evening.
i ue message snowed tne luriuer. f" ir me, as mucn as any path
secretary had undergone the o?ra-. could be in which a man suffered
tion with full consciousness and ac- wore humiliation and distress and
ceptance or the tact that he might j thwarting and irusiratlou. on the
not survive it. It told in detail of I w hole, than he did pain,
his sensations before, during and af- "Hut here was a path the end of
ter tne operation. 01 wnicn ne wasi"P"n couiu not see. I was not
fully conscious, as the condition of ( compelled to take it. My very latest
his heart would not permit the use 'doctor advised me against taking it.
of a general anesthetic. The mes-jl could live some time without taU
sage follows in part: 'nK it. It was bet on the high card
"It is Wednesday afternoon and I w,th chance to win, and I took it."
FRANKLIN K. LANK, MKMBF.lt
WILSON CAIHNKT, IS DEAD
Victim of Heart lle-e WouM Have
lleen of Presidential Timber Save
for HU llirthplace.
Franklin K. Lane, former secre
tary ot the Interior In Mr. Wilson's
cabinet, died Wednesday at a Roch
ester, Minn., hospital, death bein
due to an attack ot angina pectoris.
Mr. Lane was operated on May 6
for gallstones and appendicitis and
was said to be recovering when heart
disease from which he had suffered
from time to time during the past
am now sitting up in bed talking to
my good friend Cotter, Until yester
day I did not clearly visualize any
one thiuif in this room and did not
know that it had a window, except
that there was a place that noise
came through. But I did know that
it had a yellow oak door that stared
at me with its great big square eye
all day and all night. Last Friday,
you see about 10 o'clock in the morn
ing, I took the step that I should
have taken months, yes, years ago.
Today, most tentatively, I crawled
I'unble to Take AmrMhetlc
At this point occur details regard
ing the preparations for the opera
tion, with a note of the fact that a
general anaesthetic could not be ap-
puea on account of the patient's
heart, which "had been cutting up
some didoes, ibe statement follows:
"For two days I had knowledge
that this operation wa to take place
at this time, and my nerves had not
been just as good as they should have
been. Those men who sleen twelve
hours perfectly before being electro-
XKW AKIIO KXWXK.
ItiilUh Air Kitf-re lias M.i. bine Thai
DeveloiKil Ichmi Horeuer.
What may be regarded as the bi-T-
igeM advance of recent vears in aero
engines is the new Uiitish Air Forci
"Cub'' engine, described in Popular
The design is entirely new. It has
sixten cylinders in four groups of four
ach in an X formation, the "V" at
the bottom being wider than the one
above. On its testing on the bench
it developed 1057 horsepower and ran
for twenty consecutive hours, this be
ing the standard running test.
The engine weighs Just under one
ion, inns giving one horsepower for
every two pounds in weight. The cos
..f .1.: . . t . . . .
i hub experimental model was
around laiiOO, or about $5."n0. Ten
or the engines have been ordered bv
the British Air Ministry.
It is proposed to fit two of them to
" iiiiik ooai mania, a huge air
aestroer now nearing completion, in
piace oi tour buu-horsepower engines,
as originally Intended. The Titania
win have a range of 1500 miles snd
would carry fifty passengers easily.
The ccst will be about $125,000
rot I UVT I.O.sK his CAT
K FX AFTK.lt SHK WAs i.KAO
Knie, Tinvelng iuMj- ami M4rmaii
Tliwuit Atwiiiliuiieiit tf llndy ot
I uiihiul ivt.
onto a chair and ate my first mouth-1 cuted evidently led more tranquil
day. either from the breaking down 'Kht months developed. Hospital
utterly of the men who have been Physicians expressed the belief that
partially disabled, or else from the ne operation wouia remove tne nean
fact that there Is lack ot employment,
and those who know a little work.
Just help themselves along too
proud to ask help, are now compelled
affection but an attack early today
nil of solid rood. But four days ago
I managed to shave myself and I am
regarded as pretty spry.
Nearly Shot as Iteporter
"I have seen death come to men In
various ways, some rather novel and
Western. I once saw a man hanged.
And I have seen several men shot,
and came very near going out that
way myself two or three times, but
always the other fellow aimed poorly.
I was being shot at because I was a
newspaper man, and I should have
been shot at. There must be public
concern in what is printed, as well as
its truth, to justify it. That Is some
Immediately after he had recovered , thing that newspapers should get to
from the Influence of the anaesthetic,
to do so by the existing circumstances. Mr. Lane said: "I am surprised to be
"Major Hinde has not received full ,ve- "Pe De D1 o live a long
instructions yet, but -it is expected
that quite a number ot field workers
will come to Charlotte and work with
this place as their headquarters, cov
ering the state In a complete survey
of all the ex-service men, and so the
needs of them all will be taken care
of. In actual monetary assistance.
The precise method by which they
are to be reached will be published,
later, Just as soon as the district
supervisor organizes the places which
are being placed under his orders.
"Major Hinde Is from Union
life doing good things forever
Mr. Lane left no estate.
It was often said of Franklin K.
Lane that If he had been born In the
United States instead ot Canada, he
would have beeu presidential timber.
After serving seven years In President
Wilson's cabinet as Secretary of the
Interior he resigned his 112.000-a-yesr
post in expensive Washington
early in 1920 "in justice to bis fam
ily" to- become vice . president and
legal adviser of the .Mexican petro
leum companies controlled by Edward
county and has been stationed in: ioneny.
Charlotte for a year. He Is at the I Born near Charlottetown. Prince
head of the war risk Insurance de- Edward Island. July 15. 1864, the son
partment. with field workers over the of Canadian doctor who removed to
state of North Carolina, to look up California during the boy's childhood.
know In this country. After the earth
quake in San Francisco I saw walls
topple out upon a man. And I have
had more Intimate glimpses of the
picturesque and ot the prosaic ways
by which men come to their tak
"But never before have I been call
ed upon to deliberately walk Into the
valley ot the shadow, and say what
lives than I have or have less con
cern as to the future. Ah. now I was
to know the secret! For forty years
I had been wondering, wondering.
Orten I had said to myself that I
should sunimcn to my mind when
this moment came some words that
would be somewhat a synthesis of my
philosophy. Socrates said to those
who stood by after he had drunk the
hemlock. 'No evil can befall a good
man, whether he be alive or dead.'
I don't know how far from that we
have gone In these 2400 years.
"The apothegm, however, was not
opposite to me. because it Involved a
declaration that I was a good man,
and I don't know any one who has
VAKX'KIt HEARING TO COMK
UP NEXT WEDNESIIAV, ittli
A PersNeiit Humor Is Abroad Ttuit a
Third Party is Now Trying to Per
fect a Cotiiromi.s.
(From the Greensboro News.)
The Varner hearing, scheduled for
yesterday before Judge T. B. Finley
in Superior court, was postponed, at
torneys ror both sides agreeing. The
case, according to an order signed by
Judge Finley, will now be heard by
Judge Finley Wednesday afternoon,
May 25, at 2:30 o'clock.
The points to be argued are: To re
move the divorce trial from Davidson
to another county in the state: for
a new bill of particulars and for ali
mony. The fight for alimony is not
for the support of Mrs. Varner, but
to defray the expenses of the trial
and to pay the attorneys. It is said.
A ... ..I .... ... I I i . ,
,u it,4 , . . , 7i iiriwoirui iuuiut una ueen in cir-
And Khd TTh""' h,m9?,, hlation for the Pa8t "eral weeks
ftl L?hai.C0,m! L h!.l?"C'"?'", thlt . Asperate effort by a third
party is being made to compromise
rill, it Is a great act.- I hare j accepted.
that perhaps the best statement of
my creed could be fitted Into the
words. 'I accept," which to me meant
that If in the law of nature my in
dividual spirit was to go back into
the great ocean of spirits my one
duty was to conform. 'Lead, kindly
IipV was all the gospel I had. I
RAYS "IIKKKHKI)" CANDY JOKEi BACK TO WORK AOAI.W
Xora, 147, Has Returned to Heavy
Weight Carrying Job.
Zora, Turkey's oldest man, said to
the men. and present to them the
method of taking of the Insurance
NKWS ITKMH OK liOOSK CRKKK
Mr. Henry Howell's Kniebeiul (iiudiel
by a Stubborn Mule.
Indian Trail, tl. F. D. 1. May 19.
Messrs. Dewey Raucom, Melbourne n newspaper work, becoming part
young Lane was educated at the Unt
verslty of -California, from which he
was graduated in 1886. By reason of
his scholastic ai hieveinents the honor
ary degree of LL. D. was conferred
upon hi in some years later by his
uln.a muter anil by New York and
Brown U ivers'tles and the Unlversl
ty of Nor;h Carolina.
I po'i leaving college he engaged
Clonti, Payne Helms, Flynn Price,
and Misses Annie Mae Helms, Mary
Connell and Pearl Hill were the
characters In the play, "More Blun
ders Than One," given at the Belmont-
scboolhouse Saturday night.
The characters in the other play,
owner and editor ot the Tacoina
Wash., n-lly Nws. In 1889 he was
admitted to the bur of California and
from 1S97 until 1920 served as corp
oration counsel of S n Francisco. In
the latter year he was the Democratic
governor of California, but was not
"The Laughing Cure," given the. elected. He received the party vote
same night, were: Messrs. Ernest Hill of the State legislature in 1903 for
Herman Clonti, E. Glenn Cuthbert- United Stales senator. Appointed
son. Lewis Belk and Misses Selnia ' mamhor nr thA tnloralnto rnmnum
Furr, Ruby Price, Ona Little, Marga-I Commislson by President Roosevelt
ret Long, and Cora Buaconi. In 1905, later becoming chalrmnn.
Miss Irene Ford Is the guest or Mr. Lane was serving In that capacity
friends in Charlotte. when he was made Secretary of the
Miss Pearl Richardson spent the. Interior.
week-end la Charlotte with friends.
Mrs. M. B. Byrd and little son, M.
B., Jr., of Winston-Salem, are visit
ing her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Miss Florence Connell, a student at
the Wingate school, Is home tor the
The fifteenth chapter ot St. John's
will be Mr. Willie Onnand's text at
services he will conduct Sunday ev
ening, May 23, at the Union Grove
Mr. Bright Trull has moved Into
his handsome new home on his place
Mr. Henry Rowell Is unable to say
whether his mule kicked him or
shoved htm against the barn last
Sunday when he received a bad gash
on the forehead while trying to put
a bridle on him, so quickly did It
happen. The gash was nearly an
inch long and was very painful.
Several members ot Mr. L. C. Hss-
ty's family are confined in the home
with la grippe.
Messrs. June Howie, Stacy Howie,
and Mack Simpson, all of Charlotte,
were recent visitors In this comraun-
About twelve or thirteen kerosene
lamps belonging to patrons on our
route were emptied the other day to
provide enough fuel for the carrier.
Mr. Pressley, to complete the rounds,
bis gasoline having given out.
Rev. A. Marsh will conduct serv
ices at the Ebeneier Baptist church
next Saturdsy at 2 p. m. and Sunday
at 11 a. m.
The British admiralty announces
that two hundred destroyers and
fifty-eight cruisers hsve been dropped
from the British navy list during re
rent month i, (.11 being sold to Brltbh
firms for breaking up.
Mr. Lane married In 1893 Miss
Anne Mlntermute, of Tacoma, Wash.
Two children were born to them, Mrs.
Lane Kauffman, of Washington, and
Lieutenant Franklin K. Lane, Jr., U.
S. A.; of Los Angeles,-Cal.
Where Agamemnon Itelcneri,
Years ago Schliemann found In the
ancient Greek city of-Mycen., where
Agtmemnon ruled, a royal sepulchre
so rich In precious ornaments that It
may well hsve been the last resting
place of Agamemnon and his father.
tha wicked King Atreus. Recently
arch.rologlsts have made new discov
eries In the ruins there that still
further Increase our knowledge of
the Trojan period.
Among the articles found In one
of the houses Is a bathtub that was
afterwards used as a coffin. It Is
nerhaps the Identical tub In which
Agamemnon was slain by his Jealous
and vengeful spouse, Cly tem nest rat
But. such fancies aside, what the
archaeologists hsve positively learned
Is Interesting enough; each shard of
pottery, each coin, each carving, tells
a plain story of the period and ot
the skill of the Greek nrtlflcers.
For six hundred years before Aga
memnon and the Trojan War Mycenae
had been an Important stronghold
and a flourishing town; indeed, at
the very beginning of the age Of
brome ther was a settlement on the
site. In 463 B. C. the Arglves pil
laged the city, dismantled the citadel
and scattered the Inhabitants. But
that wss nearly a thousand years
after the Greeks hsd slipped Into
Troy In their wooden horse, and fully
fifteen hundred years after the city
began Its long and glorious history.
Early In the Christian era. when the
traveler Pausanlas visited the site,
Mycenw had gone the way of Nlnevah
Analysis of Sweets Kent Over Kroni
Chnrlotte Kinds It Harmless.
(From Raleigh News and Observer.)
Hopes of the wet-minded and fears! be 147 years of age has gone back
of the dry-minded that a way has to work as a waterfront hamal (car
been found of fetching spirits Into rler of heavy weights) after a quar
Cie state embodied and concealed Injrel with the Turkish naval base au-harmless-looking
lemon drops died a thorltles Bays a Constantinople dls
denlh yesterday when State Chemist J patch.
Allen applied the tests to suspected i He was recently pensioned in honor
candv sent hrre bv the school au- of his fine and lnnir nervlee nnd ha
thorltles of Charlotte. Not a trace of was preparing- to spend his last ycarslneve,hp,e8S " ls Mns Persistently
alcohol, was his verdict when he had I In Idleness. But, as pensions are8pea,,
exhausted all known scientific means j not being paid because of an empty' m
of finding out what's In a thing. .treasury, Zora declared he was still IMMY OK KUAN KMX K.
Considerable commotion was arous-'strong enough to work, and is daily
ed by the candy when It appeared in I proving it. He has threatened to
a Charlotte school two weeks ago,! join the Nationalists army in Ana
and the eaters thereof, all of them tolla, but so far has kept the peace,
grammar grade school children, be- Old age makes itself respected in
came drunk. Investigation of a niostiTurkey as a capacity and willingness
the sensational case. Attorneys for
Mr. Varner admitted yesterday that
a third party had probably been
working to bring about a settlement,
but they would go no farther, declar
ing that the trial for divorce in Su
perior court would be vigorously car
ried on. iMrs. Varner's attorneys are
reticent, declining to throw any light
on the rumor, other than that the
fight wilt continue.
Unless a settlement is reached In
the meantime, it is expected that the
divorce will be hard fought, as its
outcome will undoubtedly go a long
way in clearing up the situation.
Attorneys for Mr. Varner also
stated yesterday, when questioned.
that the suit against R. Baxter Mc
Itaiy, mulatto, for $100,000, will be
fought out in the courts.
The report of a compromise may
be without a foundation; in fact, but,
sleeping nature was Instituted, and
the candy traced to the father of the
child who had brought It to school.
The father had brought It from Chi
to work. A certain Murad, employ
ed as a messenger by the Turkis
teiegrapn ornce, was offered a pen
8lon when he reached his 120th year
LANE WAS CREMATED
In CI lira go Yesterday ami the Ashes
Will He Taken to Cnlifoinlu mid
Scattered to the Winds.
Chicago, May 19. The body of
Franklin K. Lane, former Secretary
of the Interior, who died In Roches
ter, Minnesota, yesterday was
- - - -- - - "r-" vni- i " aiv avnvisLu asm A V III JCRI , i m hi kw j iubj was
cago when he returned from a recent; He refused it, as It meant knocking j cremated here today and the ashes
trip to the Windy City.
School officials were sure that the
candy had liquor In it, that they had
discovered a well laid plot to thwart
the Volstead Act. The children who
had eaten It. were undeniably Intoxi
cated, and by a simple process of rea
soning the candy was what made
off work, but bis superiors insisted .will be taken to the top of El Capitan
he must make room for younger' Peak, in the Yosemlte Valley, Call
people who otherwise could find no fornia, and scattered to the winds. In
work and would have no chance to compliance with a request made by
get on in life. Mr. Lane prior to his death.
Murad finally agreed to quit pro-! Relatives to Mr. Lane explained
vldod his young son was taken In his the unusual request by saying he had
place. This seemed fair and he was! spent much of his life 1n the Yose-
them drunk. They collected all of i told to bring the son around. The mite region and had grown to love
the extant supply of it and sent It to
the state laboratory. It didn't be
long there and was forwarded to the
food analysis branch of the depart
ment of agriculture.
Mr. Allen was skeptical from the
beginning. As a chemist he was un
able to see how a crystallized candy
could contain any form of alcohol.
which Is not soluble with sugar. He
was'wllling to assume that there was
nothing In the candy but candy, rec
ognizing a remote possibility that
there was some form of opiate In It.
Neither liquor nor opiate to the orig
inal commotion "What made the
Charlotte school children drunk?
son presented was a white-haired It so much he wished his ashes to be
man more than seventy years old.
SIDNEY CATT8 INDICTED
ON CHARGE OK PEONAGE
J. Warren Blackwell, a Jasper
county, Ga., farmer has been Indicted
on a charge of peonage and bound
over In a $1,500 bond. It Is alleged
that he caused the arrest of Will
Ford, a negro, who was (sken back
td the Jasper county farm where he
was forced to work out a debt of
Edward N. Mlttle. a prominent
Creenville, S. C, anker and business
msn. convicted ot the slaying ot J.
H. Patterson, near Rowesvllle. S. C.
lsst November, was sentenced by
Judge I. W. Bowman, In the cort ot
general sessions, at Organeburg. S.
C, May 10, to serve nine years at
hard labor In the state penitentiary.
Mrs. Paul V. Southard, wife of a
navy petty officer. Is held at Honolulu
In connection with the death of her
fourth husband, Edward Meyer, who
died at Pocatello, Idaho, last Au-
taken there when he died
The body arrived here this morn
ing from Rochester and was imme
diately taken to Graceland Cemetery
for cremation. There were no fun
eral services another request of Mr.
Lane's and only the immediate
family attended the cremation.
The ashes will be taken west Im
mediately, it was said.
New York. May . BeUv, a sWelc
black cat. tor seven vests the rhr.
jibbed pet of Bill Quigley, the Battery
uoaunau. aieu on Saturday. She was
of Indian blood and was born oa
board the steamship Heathdeiie o
the run from Calcutta, where her
mother was pui chased by the master
of the big freighter.
One cold morning in the winter of
1913 Bill rowed through a field of
mush ice, off Red Hook, to take lines
irom the big raft that brought his
black beauty. It was a good Job and
in addition to the regular fee the
skipper gave to Bill one or the litter
of the prize Indian tabby.
Several times the creature had been,
siolen. but always she came back to
the Quigley household. Some times
she went away for the week-end of
her own v!ition, and Bill had be
come reconciled to her roa mines, for
as he often remarked: "She always
In the forenoon of the Sabbath, de
spite his high regard for the promul
gations or the Lord's Day Alliance,
Bill undertook the task of disposing
of the dead Betsy. He wanted to wait
until Monday, but a higher authority
in the Quigley household decided that
Betsy would leave early.
It was guested to Billy by the
head of the house that a ssck and a
small grate bar might assist in giv
lng the cat a decent marine burial
ot in the Narrows, but Bill balked at
this. He pulls an oar six days a week
an dthere wa3 nothing doing on Sun
day. Above all. he was charged not
to dispose ot the creature under the
sod of the back yard.
"All right." said the boatman to
the head of the hoiue. "Leave it to
me. I ll get rid of Betsy."
He laid the animal carefully upon
a remnant of old table cover and
sewed her up In a neat bundle. Over
this he wrapped a piece ot creaseless
and Immaculate wrapping paper, tied
it carefully and then affixed a neat
shswl strap handle.
Merriment over the success of hli-
scheme dimmed for the moment BUI'S
grief tor the dead Betsy and he saun
tered cheerfully to Sackett street and
hailed a car. He found one vacant
seat and put the package de luxe be
At a time which to him seemed
psychological the boatman rushed to
the exit with the deigned excitement
of one who had gone by his stopping
place. But there were too many hon
est folk on that car to let Bill get
away without his cat.
"Here' mister," said a woman. "Yi
left your package." The woman's
ten-year-old boy picked up the dis
guised Betsy and delivered it again
into the unwilling hands of the boat
"Bill" boarded the next car bound
In the opposite direction, but honesty
on the part of the traveling public
again foiled him and he waited two
hours for a change of luck.
This time Bill was sure his effort
would be final.
As he entered the car the motor
man, an old friend, nodded to him,
and Bill had an excuse to leave his
seat and bid him the time of day.
Two negroes who sat opposite riveted
their eyes on the package of the cat.
Bill, observing their affectionate
glances, leaped from the car and went
up a side street and set his course
At last his Ingenious plan had suc
ceeded. About ons o'clock Sunday evening,
while the boatman was relating to
the head of the house his experiences
of the day, the door hell rang and
on the porch appeared the friendly
"Those cons got away with youf
package, Bill, but I chased them a
block and thev dropped It. Here It Is.
And there it was.
Alleged to Hnve Obtained Psnlinis
for Negroes andThen Forced Them
to Work for Him.
Pensacola, Fla., May 18. Sidney
J. Catts, former governor ot Florida,
was Indicted on a charge of peonage Publication of the booklet, "The
here late today by the federal grand ; Negro in Georgia," by Governor Hugh
jury. The Indictment charges that! M. Dorsey, charging 135 cases of mls
Catts, after obtaining pardons for treatment of negroes, was assailed
two negro convicts, forced them to In three statements published at At-
work on one of his farms In west
The former governor recently was
indicted by the Bradford county
lanta, Ga., May 15. by prominent men
in the state. Advices received from
Macon are to the effect that a mass
meeting had been called for next
grsnd Jury charged with accepting Sunday to take steps toward impeach
$700 for a pardon for a prisoner serv
ing a life term for murder.
Visited Morris Street School.
To the Editor of The Journal:
The ministerial union (colored) of
Monroe visited the Morris Street
school In a body on Tuesday morning
ot this week. The rooms were found
to be clean and neatly kept, and
good order was maintained. From
all indications great progress has
been made during the present session.
The union, therefore, highly endorses
the work of Pror. J. N. Brown and
his efficient corps of teachers. The
Ministerial Union. !
"Are there any tanclb! evidences
gust. An autospy of the remains r;- f vroh'WMnn around here?"
vealed titioes pf poison, acconlins to j "Ye.." p.nswcred Uncle Bill Bottle
an official report forwarded to Hon-; top: "the price is prohibitive. Wash
olulu. She denies all the charges. jlnston Star.
Ing the governor. J. Gordon Jones,
mayor of Cordele, Ga., was announced
as one ot the speakers.
Mrs. Daniel Grace, wife of a local
seed merchant Is dead and Grace and
the four-year-old child of the couple
are In the hospital, probably mortally
wounded, as a result of a shooting at
the Grace home In Memphis, Tenn.,
May 12 in which the woman Is al
leged to have fired on her husband
and child. 'and turning the weapon
on herself Inflicted a fatal wound.
Acting on a tip that a freshly-made
grave in the woods near South Rich
mond, Vs., might possibly contain
contraband whiskey, a squad of city
an I county police opened the grave
and were startled upon finding the
carcass of a mule In a coffin. In
quiry disclosed that the animal was a
pet of some children and had been
given a coffin and a formal burial.
TENER BUCKED THE QUERY
ftanri at Baseball, but Opinions Differ
While In Kansas City a reporter
of the Star asked former Governor
Tener, of Pennsylvania, if he played
baseball now, and he replied:
"It hasn't been so long ago that I
played, though.- Why, it was only
thirty-two years ago. Guess you
didn't see m when I played in Kan
sss City, but I played here just tha
same. I came through here with the
Chicago Cubs and we had It out with
the home team. I was on the Cubs
in IftsX and 1889."
"Did you make as good a Governor
as you did a ball player," he was
"Well, now thet Is a matter ot
opinion," was the answer.
"Are there any little secrets you
would tike to let the public in on?"
"Tell them that I wss born in Ire
land and that I am a little bald."
Death of Mrs. Kills Banrom.
Mrs. Ellis Bsncom ot Goose Creek
township died the thirteenth of May
of Brlght's disease. She had been In
declining health for two or three
years, but until the last month or
two she was able to sit up and walk
around in her room. She joined the
Baptist church when a girl and had
lived a consecrated chrlstisn life. She
lived to the ripe old age of 70 years.
She la survived by her husband who
was so good and patient with her dur-,
Ing her Illness and one brother, Mr.
E. A. Price. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. A. Marsh and she
was laid to rest in the Price cemetery.