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"THE UN10X COUNTY PAPEK-EVERYBODY READS IT
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II II A
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
ONE OF THE BEST YEARS
OF MONROE SCHOOL CLOSED
HuecalmireMte Sermon m-lieml by
Mr. MrLiirl), a t.iltcl .son
of I n km County.
l.l'K 1 1 i'l-Vl'V UIVIi'I'ii
j was mi:. (;oi:iH)'s ski.kctio.n
I.KAMUVU SCHOOL F.KIM'SFS
MONROE, X. C., TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1921.
'It Must Not Be Again" Says
Harding at Soldiers" Funeral
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
The cily schools closed one of the
most successful year of its entire
history lust Friday, having made
splendid record, not only in the qua!
lty of its scholarships, but in the trl
angular debates and in athletics.
The commencement exercises be
gan Sunday evening with the deliver
Ing of the baccalaureate sermon by
Dr. E. K. McLarty in the Mertiodis
It is always it treat pleasure
Mot:roe people to hear Dr. McLarty,
J'a.Mor of the largest church in Ashe
viile, but who U a gifted son of this
county. His address on this occasion
was a masterly one, the keynote be
ing Character Dunning. His sermon
was based on the vision of Paul, the
apostle, and particularly Paul's obe
dience and response to that vision.
Dr. McLarty s advice to the young
people of the graduating class was to
seek for a vision by living rightly
and to keep In touch with God. Old
friends of the speaker were amused
when he quoted the immortal "Boy
stood on the burning deck." giving
a picture of the boy amid the flames
waiting the command of his father
The modern version of this poem
said Dr. McLarty, would be: "Dad
I can't stay here; I'll get scorched
This illustrated the Instability and
lack, of will power of the boy and
girl of today. The young people wer
urged to cultivate these two charac
teristics by hard work and applies
tion tc duty and not to spend their
lives riding In automobiles, going to
movies and drinking dopes through
Grammar School Exercises.
For the first time the graduating
exercises of the seventh grade of the
grammar school was incorporated as
a part of the commencement pro
tram. These exercises were given
yesterday morning at the grammar
school before a large audience. The
program was as follows:
Chorus by grammar school girls.
Class History Louie Sikes
Piano Solo Elizabeth Simpson.
Class Statistics Marye K. Faust.
Chorus by grommar school boys.
Class Poem Virginia Blakeney.
Piano Solo Katie Graveley.
Class Prophecy Annie L. Cald
Duet Eleanor Stevens and Vir
Class Will Eleanor Stevens.
Prof. Ray Funderburk, after a
splendid talk to the boys and girls on
"Success," in which he urged them
to complete not only four years of
high Bchool, but a regular college
course, presented certificates to the
following: Virginia Blakeney, Vir
ginia Neal, Ashe Lane, Eleanor Ste
ven, Selma Penecar, Henry Simpson,
Ralph Terrell, Henry Griffin, George
McDowell, Louie Sikes, Annie Louise
Caldwell, Mnry E. Faust, Elizabeth
Simpscn, Walter Lockhart, Byrou
Long, Neal Clark, John Correll, Ha
lel Davis, Mack Fairley, Janle Bell
Glenn, Catherine Fulenwider, Cath
erine English, Anion Plyler and Ka
Among the interesting features of
this program was the presentation to
the grammar school chapel of a large
American flag and a handsomely
framed picture of the largest win
daw in the Rhelms cathedral. The
seventh grade hopes to establish this
as a custom at the grammar school
both to beautify the school building
and to Increase school pride. The
class president, Walter Lockhart, Jr.,
In an appropriate speech, presented
to Miss Iv Ratline a handsome urn
brella as a token of the affection and
appreciation of the entire class. This
most excellent program was conclud
ed with a chorus by the school girls.
The commencement exercises will
be continued this afternoon on the
high school campus when the class-
day program of the Senior Class will
be given. This will be followed by
the graduating exercises at the gram
mar school this evening at which
time the literary address will be de
livered by Rev. John Jordan Doug'
las of Wadeshoro.
The marshals who are rendering
efficient service are: Sam Presson
and Elizabeth Morgan, chiefs, Janle
Shannon, Beatrice Crowell. Anna
Frances Redfern, Margaret Dixon
Sikes. Emmett Gulledge, Billy Stew
art, Clarence Houston, and Charles
Mr. Iltkiii "Made 4mmmI" nl i
Agents Attended Hi Recent liirth. '
lity Celebration (.Urn l) runiaiij j "' -,st not be stain." .of Political Science ut iu luml.eon
Mr W M Gordon of the Cordon , V V"" Sol,'"'n WOr,,s 'r1-i " " hotel Astor be!oie reviewing
Insurance i Iiivetmeiit yesterday laid . wreata'the old M6.h United States infantry
has Z .w. "V'. V. " . . h ot ,h. t American in Brooklyn this afternoon.
trio in Phil-.. JiV.hi, so,u,er , ilw uerman soil at a President
trl to I IlllaUelphia. I funeral ..-r..,,. .... f..- r , i ......
..... v. " ' uun . ua iii.ii.u tif ,J l.ltf - tile
nome ojnee management us be
and .Mrs. Hardin;: were
pier by Colonel F. W.
Galbraith, national commander of
the American Legion.
The party motored through the
army piers at Hoboken
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UUUM" ' r tou.e mailers, .j wh ,ne Prw(idIlt Ball.d
......Phin,. ,h.. h..n.. re-h-.i; i row? "a rows of colli.is.1wiml1ng tomU of Central Park, down
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.... ...... ...... --o -.. ........ . -UIle nndr,.d tliou.sand
iiiv on. mil ne uiu 1101 Know lust nr tnhiiip i.... !,...
,JV,:s ,,;."u,,i:,;r;,';,, ,,Jprospeci hen tried to
BOTHER NEST OF KITTENS
on which all traffic
sorrows Was halted, and across Twentv-fourtU
It must not street to the Hudson rivor. where
whnt hnni in nVl.wi, in ihu . ' uiu.-, milium iu me riuuson rivgr. wnere
'ihe" P'ennt .vVi!;akJd'hw " "l I TlTt r" '"Vl
1 -I -o not pretend that the ,i,,n-! &ZZ Kal-
he naturally decided that all this
concourse of agents were coming in
to pay their respects to him as he
was a visitor at the request of the
home office management. It devel
oped, however, that they were com
ing for another purpose. About a
year and a half ago the company was
soeking a man to act as superintend
ent ot agencies in the home office
and were having a hard time in find
ing a man suitable for this position.
Mr. Gordon requested that they give
him permission to And this man. and
he was told to go to it. He soon lo
cated a man who had been field rep
resentative for the Reliance Life of
Pittsburg, but who for the year prior
bad been associated with the Jeffer
son Standard. Mr. Gordon soon got
the home office in communication
with this gentleman, Mr. A. M. Hop
kins, and the home office and Mr.
Hopkins soon reached an agreement.
and Mr. Hopkins was called to the!
home office to assume the duties as
superintendent of agencies for the
company. Mr. Hopkins proved him
self equal to the demands of this
office and has made a wonderful
record in the agency work, and the
company was so pleased with Mr.
Hopkins as a superintendent of the
agency forces and as a man that they
together with the Plico Club of Phil
adelphia, without Mr. Hopkins
kuo'ledge, was preparing a grand
reception for him on his forty-eighth
birthday, and this explained the in
gathering of the general agents of
the company, and we might say Mr.
Gordon's visit to the home office.
This birthday celebration was an
elaborate affair, and was given as a
token of appreciation and of the high
esteem in which Mr. Hopkin is held
by the home office and the agency
force and, furthermore, as approval
or Mr. Gordon's idea of a big man for
a big Job. It Is said that Mr. Gordon
was Just as happy over this event as
Mr. Hopkin, and should be, for we
are lea to oeneve mat ine
niai nays nave coiue and that there . ice for more than 5,000 American
win ne no more war. I would wish . war dead representing every state in
a nation so powerful that none will 'the Union and every combat division
dare to provoke its wrath." jof the American Expeditionary Force
Then, in the great army shed on' whose bodies were brought home
t'ie snores of the Hudson, with its, last week on the tiansport Weaton
si raw. wnitewasnea walls, there fell The presidential party landed at
a silence profound and deep. Mrs the great army piers in Hoboken at
iiaraing coma te seen weeping sort-, 19:30.
ly as she looked upon the flag draped L Preceded by a military guard
coffins of those who had given their steel-helmeted and garbed as for the
all for their country,
Then the President continued:
"The republic will never forget
the sacrifices these men made
whether they lie In the soil of home
land or the crimsoned soil of the
When the President had finished
his brief address, he stepped for-'
ward, stopped in front of the coffin
that had been selected to symbolize
the army of dead surrounding him
and laid upon it bis wreath of roses
There was another moment of sil
ence. It was as if the great piers,
hustling with life as men went forth
to death, had been turned to a tomb
after the return of those who had
On the coffin decorated by presi
dential hand was a plate chronicling
the fact that Joseph Guyton of Evart.
Mich., a private in Company I, of the
126th United States infantry, had
given his life for his country on May
24. 1!18. in the Gildwilder sector In
battlefield. President and Mrs. Hard
ing entered the great hall of the
With bared head the President and
his party trod softly down the great,
white walled shed, with coffins to the
right, coffins to left and coffins in
front as far as the eye could see.
Each wis draped with an American
flag. Finally the party passed Into a
section holding nearly a thousand
bodies. It was In this section that
the ceremony was to take place. As
the President stepped on the plat
form, a military band struck up the
Star Spangled Banner.
Before President Harding landed,
he received Mayor Hylan aboard the
Mayflower. They chatted for several
minutes during which the President
displayed Interest In the marine
strike. Mr. Harding also told the
mayor he hoped soon to come to New
York Rgain that he might see a ball
Mrs. Harding became Interested in
the inscrlpMon "P. D.55 on the bow
of the police department launch.
which had come out to the May-
LoulUuiiaii T;ke Tliii Art Mm a
.Men ,.f Aeitii:g Involution in
Hyde. Eng.. May 23. Austin Hop
kinson, a member of the house of
commons, has just gien to the local
governing council of Hyde his man-
jsioii. valued at llJO.Outi. and twenty
otn.-r houses and he has gone to
live in an old barn on what was
once a part of his estate. He has
taken this action becau.-e he believes
that a manifestation of the snirit of
! Mr. Jim IWlk Vow lie for ThN Vn-
HMinl I miileiit Carrier Hays
Hie Mail i. Very I.iglit.
Msp.m:i;s NoTt.mivt; niCH
Mineral Springs. It. F. D. 1. May
23. our efficient mail-carrier tells us
that the financial stringency has hit
the mail business pood and hard and
there is a probability of mail being
on the nail of public' r M Y. . u" "rr m "7 oav "'"teal
Id avert anv dancer .,f 'uiit or the scarcuy.
revolution iu England.
.Mr. Hopkiiison's other
generosity Include the disposal of
ins furniture to friends and the
neeuy, partly by sale at bargain
prices and partly by free gift. He
gave his handsome autombile to his
chauffeur. The latter has now start
ed in business with it. His former
employer, the donor of the machine
Is one of his best customers.
To questioners. Mr. Honkinson has
said his intention was to live the life
of a simple workingman and to help
others as much as possible. In his
own workshops, he has introduced
a profit sharing system that is with
out precedent Inasmuch as the higher
the yield, the less he receives,
I Many people believe that the
deeds of ,ai"'rs ar" Sluing rich off of the sub
After the ceremony President
Harding, accompanied by Mrs. Hard- flower.
ing, several senators and their wives. 'jVe heard of 'P. D. Q." and its
and army officials of hlch rank, re-1 meaning," said Mrs. Harding, "but
turned to Manhattan, where he was.-p, p.- g something new
scheduled to address the Academy
of the southeastern division, which
s managed by he and Mr. W. B.
Brown, is due largely to their knowl
edge and selection of men to co-op"
Wlngate, May 24. The ball gam
this afternoon on the Wlngate dia
mond between the married men, and
the single men of the town promises
success to be one of the most Interesting
games played here this season.
Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Perry have re
turned from a trip to Chattanooga,
Tenu., where they visited relatives,
rale with them in the organization and took In the Southern Baptist con-
and field work.
iOV CATTS S OI T ON IMX1
iMllctmeiit 4'lini-gc Misuse of tCxvcu-
tlve Power and Peonage.
Mrs. C. C. Lamb and children spent
tli week-end with relatives In Polk-ton.
Mrs.- Walter Perry, and Mrs. Red'
Soft nnil Hnril Berths.
(From the Type Metal Magazine.)
8''ll Jobs make soft people.
We gain strength by overcoming
forces that resist us. Things that
come easy never add anything to our
Men And, as they look back, that
it was in solving the hard problems
that they developed the ability to
handle the big Job that came their
It's the principle of the carpenter's
if soft things took the roughness
oft the board and transformed It Into
wood Richardson of Norfolk visited i a smooth, polished desk top. furrl-
in Wingate recently and Miss Mlldraditure makes would use velvet Instead
Sidney J. Catts, who served four perry, the daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. iof sandpaper.
The Boston Post sent out reporter
to find the most polite person In the
r.lty of Boston and offered a fifty dol
lar cash prize. This prize went to
a young deaf man named Anthony
Chadwlck. The reporter dropped a
handkerchief on the street which
young Chadwlck picked up and not
being able to call the reporter he pur
sued hlra In great haste until he over
took him and gave him his handker
chief. He was so polite and smiled
ao pleasantly that the reporter felt
sure be had found the person entitled
to the prize. So It went to the deaf
Politeness Is generally a peculiar
trait of deaf people. Their bright
faces and expressive eyes not only
take the place of words but Intensify
their personality. No one can bow,
mile, shake hands, and lift his hat
like a deaf person. So we are not
urprlsed that this reward went where
It did. It was only a question of a
deaf person having an opportunity to
compete. But when once found the
contest was ended. Ohio Chronicle. 1
ears as governor of Florida, having
been elected on a prohibition ticket,
later a e ndida'e for the United
States Senate, and now under In
dictments by the fed. ral and county
grand Juries on charges growing out
of alleged misuse of his executive au
thority and the object of a Joint leg
islative Investigation, has furnished
bond of $5,000 to the Starke, Fla.,
authorities In that, Bradford coun
ty, Mr. Catts is charged with accept
ing a bribe for voting for a pardon.
It is believed that Mr. Catts will
face tiie federal charge flrst, and re
ports from Pensacola were to the
efect that a special session of court
would be called for the purpose.
Specifically the federal Indictment
set forth that Mr. Catts voted for
pardons in favor of two negroes, Ed
Brown and John Henry Rodgers,
serving sentences in the state peni
tentiary, and that representatives
of the former governor met the
negroes upon their release and took
them to his Walton county farm
where they are alleged to have been
held In peonage.
Reports from Albany quoted him
as saying the negroes had been paid
$10 a month and well clothed and
One of these negroes testified at
the hearings of the Joint legislative
committee In Tallahassee, which un
der a Joint resolution Is Investigating
Tumors" that the former governor
received money to Influence his deci
sion In matters or pardons, appoint
ment of state officers and other al
leged misconduct. The committee
has been holding Its hearings for sev
eral weeks and no Indication Is forth
coming as to when If will reports III
Both houses of the legislature, now
In biennial session, have reinstated
numerous officers relieved oy me
former governor. At least $25,000
has been voted as reimbursement to
the various men for the salaries they
lost while under suspension. Mr.
Catts' term of office expired January
I. J. Perrv. accompanied them home.! If soft materials put a fine cutting
Rev. Y. T. Shcbane supplied for lodge on a dull knife, the grinder
the pastor at Philadelphia church ! would use rubber Instead of an emery
last Sunday. j wheel
Edith, the little child of Rev. and I Things come easy to a Jellyfish
Mrs. A. C. Sherwood, has been real All he has to do is to float along in
sick for a few days, but we are glad i the current of the ocean tides and
to renort that she has about re- 'absorb the food around him. But he
Failure to Be Vacillated Knded Dis
Raleigh. May 23. Failure to se
cure Immunity from typhoid fever by
vaccination proved unusually disas
trous to a Duplin county family. Nine
memoers or tne family were stricken
with the disease. Five died.
isunng me summer or last vear
the state board of health conducted
an anti-typhoid campaign in Duplin
county, accination was made avail
able to all the citizens of the county
wunout cnarge. None of the mem
bers of the fainly in Question took
advantage of the opportunity.
A daughter of the family went
visiting and contracted tvphoid. Oth
er members of the family visited the
sick woman and after returning
home were stricken. The disease
spread until every one of the nine
members of the family developed
typhoid. In addition a nurse employ
ed In the stricken family also de
veloped the disease. Five members
of the family died.
According to the state board of
health this is one of the most se
vere "family epidemics" that has
been brought to the attention of state
health authorities. The pity of It Is
that the ten cases of Illness and the
five deaths could hove been very eas
MARRIAGE OK MAIWIIVILLK MAX
1 I Kl'l'ltttillli in in l.nt it n .1... - .
Although the newspapers say noth
ing about it. they are in the grip of
lot o profiteers like everybody else,
for the white paper manufacturer
are holding their prices as high as
the moon and like the shoe manufac
turers are bv uS. They know the
newspaper men have to have it. Many
people are letting their subscriptions
go out and are not renewing and
thereby, denying their wives and
children some of best reading that
can be had for the money, for most
farm women do not care for maga
zines and daily papers, as they .do
not have time to read them: but the
county papers contain the very things
in wnich tliey are interested and it
is certainly a short-sighted policy to
deny them it. Anyway, the papers
accept thr and six-month sub
The Walkeivllle circuit of the
Presbyterian church comprised of
Altan. Rhebo'joth. Bethany, Walker
ville churches have called Rev. Mr.
Hunnlcut of the Columbia Seminary.
He will take charge about June 1st.
Messrs. Leonard Griffin, and Eus-
tus Helms have recovered the greater
part of their accessories thsr. were
stolen from their cars at the Pros
pect school closing and arrests are
expected to follow.
Mr. C. C. Small of Kershaw spent
a few days with friends and relatives
Mr. Jim Belk of Prospect tells U3
of a right amusing Incident that oc
curred at his home a few days aga.
An old lien hatched chickens in a
shed where there was an old cat and
several kittens. Mr. Belk heard a
consternation among his chickens
and found that the old hen was try
ing to fight the mother cat away la
order to adopt the kittens which she
would hover and care for the same
as the young biddies.
Mr. Snyder's proposition to have a
county orphanage has struck a popu
lar chord down here, and if there is
any reasonable way to get It going
it should be done. And it is a plan
that the county commissioners could
adopt as The Journal has well said
without causing a single kick.
Several subscribers have recently
asked why Mrs. Edna V. Funderburk.
X opt leal Event or April Fifteenth Is
Marshville. May 23. Friends of does not give us some more of her
Mrs. Harriet Marsh will be glad to:',ere8"n articles. They were cer
know she is doing nicely followlng.tain'y appreciated here.
I was giaa to see ,irs. narreu s
article on "Making Rural Life Mora
an operation at the Presbyterian hos
pital in Charlotte last week.
Miss Martha Blakeney arrived, Interesting, for it Is a problem that
mursuay to spend some time with .every section nas got to meet
her sister, Mrs. B. C. Packer. Mrs.
Frank Ashcraft of Monroe was tlf
The merchants of Wlngate have
agreed by mutual consent to close
their stores and places of business
for the summer months at 8:30 it. m.
and we observe that they close right! work he will never develop Initiative,
never develops a backbone. Before
an enemy he is helpless.
A rich man's son may be given a
Job In his father's establishment, but
unless he really knuckles down to
Work on the new Baptist church
is progressing nicely. If the breth
ren will furnish the wherewith it will
not be long until Meadow Branch
will be worshipping in her new and
Those of our number attending the
Southern Baptist convention report
one of the best session held In recent
Misses Lticile Chaney and Ellen
Williams have returned from Mere- history,
1ith college, and Mr. Frank Outen W. W.
executive ability, power of decision
There have been thousands of
English statesmen, but none accomp
lished more for the British Empire
than Disraeli. Queen Victoria's prime
guest of Mrs. Parker one day last
Miss Rheta Green of Albemarle
was the guest of Miss Otis Marsh last
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Biggers are
spending two weeks in Statesvllle
and are the guests of Mrs. Biggers'
Little Miss Nlven of Peachland
was the guest last week of her
cousin, Miss Virginia Griffin.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Marsh are
spending some time In Charlotte.
Mr. Will Morgan who has been
very ill with pneumonia, following
minister. He was a Jew, and to influenza, Is very much improved
81111 In Kgg Form.
"Do you know," remarked a Bos
ton business man, "that I once had a
craze to be an actor? In fact, I was
on the stage for a while, until I dis
covered I was not suited to It."
"A little bird told you, I suppose,"
said his friend.
"Well, no, not exactly," replied the
business man, "but I have an Idea It
might have been a bird If It had been
allowed to hatch." Boston Tran
from Wske Forest.
Mrs. Marlon Helms who has been
confined to her room for several
weeks Is Improving slowly.
A number of our citizens attended
the annual communion and foot
washing at Watson church last Sun
The writer Is Informed that quite
a good deal of whooping cough is in
our town, much to the sorrow of us
Wlngate Is well blessed with
churches, and schools, and if all our
citizenship will Just do their reason
able duty by them they will have a
telling effect upon our town and com
munity. We have two splendid sun-
day schools, two prayer meetings
each week, and preaching almost ev
ery Sunday. If people do not avail
themselves of these Cod given op
portunities it will be their remorse
of conscience In time to come.
Rev. A. C. Sherwood preached a
splendid sermon at Meadow Branch
last Sunday night on the subject ot
"Profanity" which waa very timely.
We need more such preaching.
We shall be glad to report the
news Items each week If our people
will co-operate with us and give us
He I notice you say "Idear" for
She Only on special 'occasions.
She Yes; when any one asks for
a kiss I say
attain that office Disraeli was obliged
to combat distrust, ridicule, envy and
Overcoming these handicaps gave
him strength. He was one ot the
outstanding characters In English
Maxwell, an associate of
Thomas Edison, advises all young
men to start their business career by
Meeting rebuffs and sharpening his
wits against the arguments of hun
dreds of persons will produce moral
fibre that will stand him in good
stead throughout life, Mr. Waxwell
The point .Is this:
The trying, disagreeable things
that confront us every day are the
sandpaper and emery wheels of life.
They wear the roughness off our
Inexperience, sharpen our mental
powers, fit us to cope with harder
problems, and enable us to handle
To remember this will help us to
see our Jobs In the right light
We are all Inclined to feel, at
times, that our job Is the most ex
asperating In the world It has more
difficult angles, more unpleasant fea
tures than any we know of. We sigh
for a aofter berth.
But If, Instead ot seeking to avoid
difficulties, we met them bodly, we
would soon find ourselves growing
In a way that would greatly Increase
our earning power.
Mr. Joe Hasty and Miss Teeter of
Oakboro were married on April 15.
The marriage was made public last
week. Mrs. Hasty arrived here Fri
day and she and Mrs. Hasty are mak
ing their home with Mr. Hasty'a par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hasty.
Mrs. S. M. Long and small daugh
ter are visiting relatives at Mint Hill.
Well. What of It?
A Wellington Ktory.
The following story, told of the
Duke of Wellington, at one time
caused much amusement in London
The duke received a letter from an
eminent landscape designer and au
thority on botanical matters by the
name of J. C. Loudon.
The letter was to this effect: "My
Lord Duke It would gratify me ex
tremely if you would permit me to
visit your estate at any time con
venient to your grace, to Inspect the
Waterloo beeches. Your Grace's
faithful servant, J. C. Loudon."
The Waterloo beeches were trees
that had been planted immediately
after the battle of Waterloo, as a
memorial of that great victory.
Wellington made out the letter as
best he could, but owing to the poor
hand-writing, mistook "Loudon" for
"London," and failed to decipher one
other word correctly.
Accordingly, his reply read as fol
lows: ''My dear Bishop of London
It will always give me great pleasure
Motion Picture Horse Insure!
Fifty Thousand Imllnrs
Man-o'-War was retired from the
track as the most famous race horse,
but Black Beauty is the most famous
horse or ail time. Anna Sewell't
wonderful work, more than forty
years after its flrst publication, still
stands eighth among the most popu
lar books in the world.
The trained horse which plays the
role of Black Beauty in Vitagrapb's
all star special production of the
Anna Sewell masterpiece in a splen
did animal, and for ordinary uses
that such a horse is put to Is prob
ably worth a thousand dollars. It
was insured for fifty thousand, how
ever, and even this amount would
not have paid the loss to Vltagraph
if anything had happened to the ani
mal. "Black Beauty" will be shown
at the Strand theater on Thursday
THE NEWS OF MINERAL SPRINU3
Browning Literary Horlety Hol an
Mineral Springs, May 23. The
Browning literary society met last
Friday with Miss Nellie Helms. The
room was beautifully decorated with
potted plants and daisies. The meet
ing was called to order by the presi
dent, Miss Bessie Howie, after which
the secretary. Miss Viola Polk, read
the minutes and called the roll. A
very Interesting program was rend
ered by Misses Bessie Howie, Vernlco
Secrest, and Viola Polk. Besides the
members, Misses Clara Krauss ot
Waxhaw who is the guest of Miss
Nellie Helm was present. Delicious
refreshments were served by 'Miss
Nellie Helms, assisted by Miss Clara
Mr. Vade Helms of Lllesvllle and
Mr. Claude (Helms of Monroe spent
Sunday with their parents.
The Browning literary society of
Mineral Springs will give an Ice
Icream supper Friday night. May
27th, In the grove at the home ot
Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon. Every-
to see you. and nrav come at anv
time It suits your convenience, .body Is cordially Invited.
whether I am at home nr not. Mr Miss Vivian Winchester, who was
Snuit Mnrohv. babv water tendert mrrmi nl nuiv n a student at Divenoort rnlleee. has
of the U. S. S. Connectlcutt. with a!yu as many pairs of breeches as you Iretiimed home.
displacement of some 250 pounds, sd- wish, thoueh whv vou ahnnld wish to Miss Bernice Winchester baa re
vert hed the fact that he wanted lo n,,wt those I wore at Waterloo is turned home from a hospital In Char-
sll a "dl'mond pin for fifty cents.
Ther were plenty of bidders.
So Spud fished In pocket and pro-
aye, dear." Princeton duced a silver dime and a pin.
1 He got the half.
beyond the comprehension of Yours; lot where she went to have her
most truly, Wellington." tonsils and adenoids removed.
MlfS Edna Winchester of Charlotte
Everyone has some love of truth la visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs,
in the other fellow If not In himself. J Murray Winchester.