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THE UNION" COUNTY PAPER-EVERYBODY READS IT
-THE UNION COUNTY PAPER-EVEPlBOl) NEEDS fl
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL 27. No. 53.
CROP IS DETERIORATING
Seventeen Tliou.oaiul Unle I a Said
Etlnmte, Saya Journal's Miner.
1 Springs Correspondent.
MONROE, N. C, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1921.
MISS LG.VO DE1J(;HTKI I.I.V v I
ENTERTAINS AT PORCH PARTY
HE FROTESTS FEES OK DOCTORS
Mineral Springs Route One, Aug.
8. Private Hobart McBride, sou ot
Mr. and Mrs. S. p. McBride, who is
stationed at Camp Dix, NJ., is home
on a fltteen-day furlough.
Mr. B. C. Hinson returned Thurs
day from a visit to relatives at Con
cord. He speaks ot the condition ot
the striking mill workers there as
being something terrible. With their
leaders abandoning them and re
serve tunds gone, they are fast turn
ing to stealing to support their fam
ilies and almost a hundred are In
Mrs. Vera Caskey ot Spencer i
home tor a two weeka stay with her
parents, .Mr. and Mra. W. W. Mont.
Mr. Hoyle Aycock is home from
Camp Bragg for a visit to his pa
rente. Mr. and Mra. James Aycock.
Mrs. Fletcher Nisbet ot Arkansas
is visiting her many friends and rel
atives in this county. She moved to
Arkansas ' more than twenty years
ago. A number of family gatherings
will be held in her honor.
Mrs. 0. C. Broom and children
and Miss Alma Newsome of Char
lotte are visiting. Mr. XV. L. Belk,
who is an uncle to Miss Broom.
The deterioration of the cotton
crop pas become more marked dur
ing the last few days. The blooms
appearing in the top, the weed losing
the fast .green color, the drops of the
squapes which are being thrown oft,
are all plain indications that the lit
tle guano applied is exhausted.
. Though -there are yet ten days of
maturing reason,' not much progress
will be made. A safe estimate ot
the cotton crop In this county is that
it will not go over seventeen thou
sand bal-'s. Twenty-seven to. twenty
eiKht thousand bales Is a normal
I sometimes wonder If all the
readers in Union county enjoy the
little stunts I sometimes take at af
fairs and things. Those dowu here
in D n ford tell me that they' do.
There was an announcement in a
newsmen in last week's Journal that
not only riled your scribe but all who
read it. That was that a fee of
three dollars would be charged for
examination of males and two dollars
for females in case they wished to
get married. I have always contend
ed that the three dollars charged for
license In this state was In every
respect th, same that the Virginia
colonists had way back In the six
teenth century when the colonist
bought his wife with go much tobac
co and t-) many furs and so many
other f.i.ihy things. Just why a
state cf ?h; slz and greatness of
ours will not pive her sorts .and
dnunl't; the free and lawful privi
lege of sharing their sorrows and Joys
tonHtti' , of raii-inu the future citl
aeury and pa7ng their taxes for law
and uider, is beyond my conception.
Prof. Bianson and his staff has for)
Her Hon Uue-4, Miss KatrUe Bates
, jut Concord, Was the Honor of
Marshville' August 9.' Mr. Susan
Bailey and grand-daughter. Miss
Florence Bailey, of Charlotte were
i be guests last week ot Mrs. Joe Bar
Mrs. Ethel Wilkes and children ot
Hamlet are the guests of Mrs. Ed. M.
Moore. . -
Miss Lillian Moore of Charlotte
was the week-end guest of her aunt,
Mrs. M. E: Applewhite. - -
Miss Alice Graham of Oswego is
the guest of Miss Daisy Edwards. ,
Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Stubbs of At
lanta, have been, the guests ot rela
tives here for a week.
. Miss Bertha Phillips of Charlotte
was the week-end guest of Miss
Kathleen' Newsome.1 r-
Miss Sarah Jerome' of Charlotte
was the guest of Miss Lottie Harrell
last week. . . - . v j
Mr. Saelton Harrell spent the
week-end at home with his parents.
Mrs.-Mildred Stephenson and son,
J.. W, Stephenson, of Rockingham.
Miss Mildred Stephenson ot . Char
lotte and 'Miss Elisabeth Hudson of
Monroe were the guests Sunday of
Mrs. C. B. Covington.
Mr. C. B. Covington left Monday
for South. Carolina to resume work
after spending the week-end here
with bis family. i
Miss Mabel Long entertained at a
porch party on Saturday afternoon
In honor of her house guest. "Miss
Estelle Bates- of Concord: Tables were
placed on the long porch among an
artistic arrangement ot ferns and
flowers tor. progressive games. Punch
was served the jruests pon arrival,
and after the game cream and cake
were served by the hostess, assisted
by her sisters. Misses Johnnie and
Gladys Long. ','.
Miss Lola Caudle- of ' Wadesboro
was the. suest of Miss Kate Morgan
last week, . ' '
Evidence In, Lawyers Begin
speeches m the Hallman Case
At Last Minute, State Endeavored to Show That Efforts
Had Been Made to Compromise the Action, But
' Judge Ruled That This Was Incompetent
uoin sines in' toe case or young) Q. Did you have a conversation
Lee Hallman. Marshville man cbarg-lwith her?
ed with criminal assault upon Miss : A. Yes. I asked her how he was
Louise Tolbirt. .'Cabarrns county! getting along and ha long she was
school teacher, announced at 10:30 goind to stay.
p. m. yesterday that all of the evi-; Q. Did you see her Saturday be-
j i nuruej lore me auegei dense was ccm-
ie unn mrs meir aaaressea oeiore, milled?
lni.lur3r- , . -. -' ' I A. Yes. I heard someone say
- - w .imniri ruu-t nun), t.ee. turning arouu I taw
ed after Judge Finley ruled that ev- it was Miss Tolbirt sittin? in an auto-
yucuvo icuwui mow mi enoris one. i went over and shook hands with
were made to compromise the action her. We chatted for a fw minutes.
CONDITION OF REV. JIMMY
LITTLE BECOMES SERIOIS
Union Comity Preacher Recently As-
vaulted Is Said to Be Declining
; Rapidly by Wiulesboro Lawyer,
1' A. A. Tarlton, Wadesboro lawyee,
wire tk at the bedside of Rev. J. W.
Little, noted Union county blockade
preacher, at Charlotte, sends the fol
lowing statement to The Journal:
"It will be remembered that Rev.
J. W, Little was assaulted about
three weeks ago by Lr. T. A. Smith,
arter which Dr. Smith was tried for
a simple assault hef.ir-j Recorder
Jones ot Charlotte, who found him
guilty and fined him 125
costs. Mr. Little has been suffering
for six months or more with a weak
heart, and has been confined to his
bed a large portion ot trie time, prior
to about three weeks before the as
sault was conimited. Dr. Smith had
been attending on Mr. Little a por
tion of the timi. It la said tha'. the
two men disagreed In the doctor's of
fice, and the doctor slapped the p;ea
cher on the ilnht cheek as the premi
er was leaving the doctor's office.
Mr. I.ittie ftarted home and waikid
was luconipeiem. .
. The defense had Dr. Orren Moore,
the Charlotte physician who examined
Miss Tolbirt the day after the alleged
offense was committed, brought here
yesterday by two plain clothes detec
tives to tesify that the prosecutrix,
after he had examined her, asked his
advise as to whether she should seek
a compromise or' prosecute her al
leged assailant. He told her to con
sult her fatherhe-said.
This testimony riled the state, and
they asked the court's permission to
introduce testimony tending to show
that a compromise had been sought
by friends ot the defendant. "We
will undertake to show," said Mr.
Parker iu arguing' his motion, "that
a first cousin or the defendant told
Miss Tolbirt that Mr. Hallman was
willing to marry her If she would
drop the prosecution. This offer
spruned, he said 15,000 would be
given for a settlement. She declined
to consider such a proposal, and the
first cousin then asked her to name
Fighting for his lite, young Lee
Hallman took the stand Saturday
morning. He was cool and collected,
but at times exhibited a slight ner
vousness. He made a fairly good wit
ness, but on cross-examination
showed a slight hesitancy In ans
wering some questions propounded
by Mr. Stack, for the prosecution.
The state, it is said, expected him
to break down ou cross-examination;
and although one of the attorneys,
claimed the prosecution scored on his
testimony, it is believed he proved a
dissapointment to Messrs. Stack, Par
ker and Craig, Brock, Maness' and
Brooke, the array of counsel for the
The defendant was examined by
Mr. Cansler, and he testified, as fol
lows: "I am twenty five yeara of age
and was born and reared at Marsh
ville where I have lived all my life
and the wltQ ttle exception of a year at win-
gate, two years in Charlotte, where
Whea she went to leav the ssked
me to come to we .ier,
. Q. Did you go to .?e her Sunday
' A. Yes. I wont out with Mr Berje
Green in his car. We stoppea in the
yarJ. Iwtnt to the porch and asked
for Miss Tolhlrt. Sits came and we
walked to the automobile, whtre I
introduced her to Mr. Green,
Q. Tell what oocurre.l.
A. We wslhei off from the car
I asked her to go to ride. "I can't."
she said. "I've got a date. "This is a
poor way to treat a man after invlt
Ing him out."' I said. "If I'd known
you were coming," she deplied, "I
would have seen you anyway."'
Q. Did you ask for a date tor Mon
A. Yes. She said I could come,
Q. You went out Monday?
- A. tes. I drove out in Mr. Har-
Defendant's Story of .Monday Night
A. I reached Mr. Haney's about 8
oxlock, stopping my car near the
well. Walking to the porch. I asked
for Miss Tolbirt. She immediately
came out, and I asked her to go to
Marshville with me to get some gas
and to have the lights fixed. "Al
right." she said, "let me tell Miss
Tadlock." She entered the car and
we started. After driving some dis
tanre, I stopped the car. Placing my
arm partly around Miss Tolbirt, I be
gan to 'love her. "Look ouN" she
said, "there's somebody coming.
Drive on." A car was approaching,
an f threw In the clutch. Reaching
Marshville. we went to Mr. Eflrd's
home, on the north side of the rail
road, to get him to let us have some
gas. He got In the car a
to his garage where he pumped some
nas in the tank and fixed the lights.
We took him home, and then started
down the Burn House road. About
a mile down this road I pointed out
my father's home. Some distance
I was In the emnlov of the Ford furtner, 1 stopped tne car at tne side
automobile company, and several ;f the rod 0'" dwP woods.
months in the army.
"I went to Camp Jackson in the lat
ter part of 1917 or first ot 1918
where I stayed until I was dlscharg-
turned out the lights and began to
"love" her. I kissed and fondled
lu-r. She said she was sick and not
feeling well. A car hove into the
d on Thanksgiving, 1918. I was' distance after I had been "lovlnc"
recommended for a commission, but
the armistice was signed before I re
ceived it. I went back to the Ford
plant in Charlotte, working there un
til the plant was moved to Atlanta.
about a year later.
the dl.-tance of about 125 yards, -it
me past year oeen telling us of tha which time his mart gave away and
richnen of our state through the he fe;l on the sidewalk. He wai
University News Letter, and our state picked up hy some mechanics end car
is not so poor that it needs the pal-.ried to his home. Mr. Little has been
try sum charged for marriage license, gradually weakening ever since he
Now this is not the only time he gets was carried to t!;e Presnmrlaa hos- ployment. Going to Marshville, I en
beat for he has Just paid for one of pltal for treatment of the heart. Last itered the employ of the Marsh-Hall
these "germ hunters" to pound him Friday he contracted bronchial man Co. Until I was arrested I worked
In the back, punch htm in the ribs phneumonla and his condition has part of the time for this concern,
her for 15 or 20 minutes, and she
called my attention to It. I told her
1 would get out and appear to be flx
hu the car. There was nothing the
mutter with either the lights or car.
It was Mr. Fran'c Marsh who drove
and look to see It his tongue is coat- been very serious evj.y since. Dr. R.
ed. (mainly to look wise). Another M. Gallant and Van l. Matthews are
three dollars privilege tax, and his attending him. He is receiving as
spouse is usually going through the good attention as medical
same treatment for another pair of, can afford.
"iron men." When all is through and I "His sons, the
he has secured the precious order of Alton, III., I
helped on my father's farm and
played on the Marshville baseball
team, of which I am the manager.
sclent e.HaiiniHii Tells of Meeting Prosecutrix
Batr T to TImIqI 1 in si unruuuceu 10 iU SB
n imi. i t1 Tolbirt at the depot at Marshville
D. Litt'e ot Leo . . .... . ,A ,.. D
III AUff, A7V Ul 1111 t c-iti l nags,
nnir unA ti.H nn nn .-Hi hl xk'L- .v.. ii w-L... woman from Charlotte was with her,
The '.quite usually gets his pay out rive In Charlotte that Dr Smith 1 , ac tS'"1. 'h.f
of court proceedinga when the first packed his grip and beat It out of ",v..y f
row is settled in his court. Mean- the State. , walked aside, and held a private con-
while, the young couple is fiat broke "Mr. Little still has posesslon ot If" ''w'YL ?Tl Zl
ftrtfl trnOB Ant f A tha mort-!aa IS a Pnnnlv mnA a a Ttfttl t T .IUk I
can't go toward the parson's for they have arrived and aro awaltlns; any.fi1.! .A , .il8ua!
r orUn v tnr h nru-iia. r h.n. .. . , w . I Y . and I didn t see her
t . " y . v k1 ' ".i " vuaufto tuai ut. v.wui'7 nil urumvi, .it tha I a , i H.
hflninff a rnnit ran.a ilnni an In ih. D ... vUm r I ml. f ri j I ne armiSHCC uay
, :z:: , y? rr r.:'i.lt?.. ..::r: Monroe on no. n. 1920
by this time. Although the" have' hi. menuf f'.cu.tleV moVt of the f2.&ZltL L
spent eight dollars, which sum would time and recognizes his friends as 1 CnIXi '.mnJT,, l0.
a uii set ot household they pass In to see htm. He has never n. " , " . wh.VfrT.Vw Ia
irs ago. and they have relaxed for a moment In the yon. t
:h "pa" until gathering derful faith he has alwava no.sessed n.f UA,n! whtr .he Tr". ,ea,'d'
time. For a fact I think the medical In his Master, which has been his 'T" ll h'.h h
men are taking a very undue course guide in leading so many soula to VdaVh- !a f iVt llll ti
toward the public for this bill, au- Christ. It is ..Id that when m.m.
tnorumg examinations, i am told. was bers of his family entered his bed-'.i earne d own Vith her Mls Tolbirt
written fend spons6red by the state room last Tuesday morning he wa. AIH !h 7?t V.L . h. J Li.h
board of health and it wa, mainly eg.ged In his usual morning pray-. .wi-l ?f S
through their desire for better health er. and concluded In his usual way1 ,5: dj' 'S8?.1'? ? tra ?
in the state that it was passed by the by asking God to gran every valid W,tlJ ,h(6MMked-1" tt t
legislature. By thla rh.rinir for ... .T-., , 5.. I., "i. V" - . "v. " 2 Impossible, as I had to go back
UlUIUIIIg iu nu iu
"fv npvt tnh warn .lllnff mitnmo. UIL "Catl I hell) VOU7 he asked.
biles for the American Motor Com- told him I could fix the car. and he
pany. However, after I had been with drove on. Some minutes later, when
them six months, the company went he was out of sisht, I cranked up.
broke, and I was again out of em- went back to nr. Haney s oy way
or Aiarsnviiie. un me way we carneu
on 'a conversation. She expressed
herself as being anxious to get back
on account ot the lateness of the
hour. We stopped In the yard near
the well, where I proceeded to "love
her up" aitaln. She noticed a win
dow up. That's my room." she said,
as she pointed to the open window.
"Miss Tadlock Is liable to be awake."
she added. I stayed with her a few
minutes longer. "There's no use '
me coming back because you are
sick," I said before leaving.
Q. When did you next see Miss
A. The next time I saw Miss Tol
birt was at Marshville on the follow
ing Thursdsy. I was crossing the
railroad tracks to get some lime to
mark the foul lines for the baseball
game that afternoon. She was stand
ing near the depot. I stopped to
speak to her. She said she was well
and feeling fine. "Are you going
home?- I asked. "No." she replied,
"I have decided to stay over for a
few dave." "Stay over for the game."
I asked. She and Miss Tadlock, who
was with her, agreed, and I left to
set the lime, telling them that I
FORMEK .MONItOE MINISTER
(.ETS CALL TO ANDERSON
Dr. IL F. Klrkuttrifk. Onre Pa-tor
of the Presbyterian Church, Has
Dr. R. F. Kirkpatrick, former pas
tor of the Monroe Presbyterian
church, and for four years pastor of
the West End Presbyterian church of
Atlanta. Ga., during which time, ac
cording to the Atlanta Constitution
"he has become one of the city's best
Known ministers, assumes his new
duties today as pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, of Anderson
S. C. He resigned from his Atlanta
pastorate about four weeks ago to
accept the call from the Anderson
"Dr. Kirkpatrlck's resit-nation caus
ed much regret, not only among the
members ot his own congregation in
est End, but over the entire state,
;-oon after coming to Atlanta from
Memphis four years ago he identirl
ed himself very actively with young
people's religious work, and became
a leader in the Christian Endeavor
movement. At the recent annual
convention he was elected state pres
ident of that organization, which is
composed of young people ot several
"Dr. Kirkpatrick was also actively
identified with all important rellg
lous affairs in Atlanta. He was
member of the churcii co-operation
committee, and recently was elected
a member of tne Friar s club, com
posed of a few of the city s minis
ters. He is a member of the gen
eral assembly's home mission com
mittee which has offices In Atlanta
and is acting head ot the depart
ment ot Evangelism of the Southern
Presbyterian church. He was chair
man ot the home mission committee
of the Atlanta presbytery.
"During his West End pastorate
many members have been added to
the church roll, and financial con
tributlons have been more man tr?
bled. A debt ot several thousand dol
lars was liquidated under his leader
ship, after which the edifice was re-
"Dr. Kirkpatrick graduated with
honors from Davidson college, where
he won the essayist, debater s and
Bible medals. He graduated later
from Princeton with the degree ot
B. A. He holds an honorary degree
of D. D. from Davidson college, and
Cedarvllle (Ohio) college.
"The First Presbyterian church of
Anderson to which he has been called
is one of South Carolina's leading
$2.00 PER YEAR CASH
SIDELIGHTS OF INTEREST
ON YOUNG JALLMAN TRIAL
HiotMl Evening. Judge," Sui.l One
Muiliviile Wit iie Wheu He
Took the Stand Friday.
NEPHEW SUPI'OSED DEAD
APPEARS IN THE FLESH
Lieutenant Morris In still DoIiik Va
llent Sen Ice for His Native land
Chester, S. C. Aug. 5. To be In
formed of the death of a nephew in
an aeroplane accident In Germany
nearly three years ago, ajid to hear
nothing to contrary until Just re
cently, and then In reply to a It tter
to receive a very interesting commu
nication from the nephew in question,
was the experience of C. H. Culp.
This nephew, W. CobB Morris, wa
working in Canada, and was Just
on the point of becommlng a Cana
dian flyer, when the Inlted Slates
entered the war, returned to the
states and volunteered In the air ser
Young Morris reached the front i
few davs after the signing of the
armistice, and was assigned to patrol
dutv. It was the following winter
that Lieutenant met with the acci
dent that very nearly cost his life
and he was, in fact, reported dead
which Information got to relatives in
this country, and was accepted as
Recently, however. Mr. Culp was
nformed bv a gentleman from North
Carolina that young Morris was still
alive and well, and a letter from
Mr. Culp brought a long and interest
ing reply. In which the young air
man save a detailed account of his
adventures and promised to visit his
Chester relatives soon.
animations (and it was tne under- touched the hearts of the unsaved
standing that, no charge was to be before It Is everlastingly too late,
made when the bill passed), it works) "The most distressing thing to the
hardship on the couple. The med-; minds of his many friends and rela
Ical men do not seem to realise that tlve. la after he has given his life to
sickness will occur In their homes the cause ot his Master In helping
and children will probably be born others that any man would want to
and that like the magistrate, what he. become so brutal as to also him In
will not get one way he will another,
A number of the cltixens ot this sec
tion have signified that they would be
willing, if a charge must be paid,
that the county physician do the ex
amining and put the charge against
the eounty, at least until the legisla
ture meets again. Then we can prob-
Z""Za""Z.. 11 4" S, ,J ine Mme or he kittens,
Really, dear readers, there Is not one
whit of difference between us here
and blood-thirsty Mexico, where they
charge a twenty-five dollar privilege
tax to get married, and those in
charge cf the state pocket It.
the face and kick him off thi earth A
iv uirci mi cnariui m lue air ana
not permit him await Its coming."
early the next
Q. Did you get a letter from her?
A. Yes, a short while after meet
ing her on armistice day.
Q. Have you got the letter?
I haven't been able to find It.
State the contents ot the let-
Little Willie was enjoying a play
wun nis Ktttent on the street when
was the prompt
Joe and Jerry.1
"Why not call them Cook and Fee
ry?" the man then asked.
"Go on man," Willie said, "these
.In. n 1 i ... I .... . .
uu I'viw iai; -wasningion
She asked roe to come to Char
lotte or Concord to see her.
Q. Did you tell anybody about
A. I told Mr. Marsh, for whom
I worked, that I got a letter fro-u
Miss Louise Tolbirt.
Q.' Did you get a post-card from
A. I received a card stating that
she would be down Christmas
Q. Did you get an Easter card
from her? . , .
A. Yes. , '
Q. When did you se "sr-.ln?
A. Christmas, 1920. k f;-o:U r-f
the drug store at Marshville.
Ieatli of Utile Roy t'llve Turker,
(Written for The Journal.)
The death angel visited the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Cllve Tucker of
Goose Creek township, August 2 at
40 a. m. and claimed their little
17-months-old son. Roy Clive. He
had been confined to his bed for only
a week when he succumbed to that
terrible malady, cerebra-splnal mpn-
ingltis. All medical aid and patient
nursing was In vain.
D rtx - ai at vare Kfl irYtt tA eUsTACtt
would meet them t thej ball 8ni chd and wl De eadiy mlwd
Misses Tolbirt and Tadlock were In b h, , relatives and all who
the drug store. Later I saw them at,k' hV
the game, but didn't get an opportun
ity to speak to them, but sin ilea at
Miss Tolbirt. At the end of the game,
after I had changed my clothes, I
met Miss Tolbirt and Miss Tadlock
at the drug store and asked them to
let me take them to Mrs. Perry's.
Thev aareed. Asking them to wait
for a minute, I went and settled up
for the baseball game. An hour later
I got Mr. Stafford Davis' car, and
asked Misses Tolbirt and Tadlock to
allow me to drive them to Mr. Per
ry's. "We will be delighted." they
said, and we started. .When we resch
ed Mr. Perry's. I carried Miss Tol
blrfs grip to the porch. "Whst are
you going to do tonight?" I asked.
"Nothing." she replied. "How about
letting me come out tonight." I said.
Alright." was her reply, and I re- Card of Thanks.
turned Ao Marshville. ' We wish to thank ou.r loving
Q. Did you go to Mr. Perry's that, friends and neighbors for their klnd-
Olght? I ness and sympathy shown us during
A. Yes. I went in my father's, the recent illness and death of our
dear baby. Mr. and Mrs. Cllve
Continued on Fnge Eight. Tucker, Ur.ionville Route 1.
A precious one from us is gone,
Avolce we gloved is still,
A place is vacant In our home
Which never can be filled.
Little Roy is g.one but not forgotten,
Never will his memory fade;
Sweet thoughts will ever linger
Around the grave where he was laid.
Sleep on little darling, take your rest;
God called you home; he thought it
The funeral service were held the
next day at Crooked Creek church by
Elder W. C. Edwards in the presence
of relatives and the many friends ot
the bereaved parents.
ONE OLD CITIZEN WAS AROUSED
liy l". E. HiiiMHi.
On Friday w hile court was in ses
sion aud the crowd that packed the
main room and baicouy was cough
ing and uncrossing aud recrosstng
their legs aud shuffling their feet,
an amusing incident occurred. Sher
iff Fowler had called the name of a
witness. As the witness on the
stand was retiriug, the gentleman
called was making his way toward
the stand as fast as he could and
when he passed, the sheriff asked
him if he had been sworn. He nod
ded "yes." He then stepped upon
the staud and with a polite nod said,
"Evening Judge," and the Judge
nodded "Good evening" without a
"No one thing the chamber of
commerce has ever done in this coun
ty meets more approval than the
maintenance of a rest room in the
court house. During this event I
have noted the number of ladies and
children passing in and out of it, and
on questioning the kind old mammy
who is in charge. I found that she
had all she, could do to keep thing!
in shape. "Say, Mister,," she said,
"how much longer Is dls court going
on?" I to'.d her it would probably
end by Tuesday, she gave me a good
look, over and breathed a deep
breath and said, "Oh me," and grab
bed her broom.
One fact is more observeable than
anything else in this county. We
may not be advancing as fast on some
lines, but in one particular respect I
am confident that we have got the
state beat, that is in the number of
bald-headed men. I am told that bald
uess comes with sense and if that be
true, we have got the world beat oa
intelligence. Standing near the
Judge's bench, I took a look across
the court room Friday. There were
so many bald spectators ' that the
benches looked alike clothes lines
loaded with while shirts hung out to
dry. I had always looked on Editor
Ashcraft aa the dean of bald men. .
but therev lives a man near Marsh
ville whose whose hair looks like a
young hedge on a vast prairie peak
covered with snow.
A Marshville man was on the stand
and was giving testimony on what
he saw.' He seemed Intent on telling
one part that Mr. Cansler did not
want as evidence. The witness made
several starts to arrive at what he
wanted to tell aud each time when
he reached the subject "object"
would come from the attorney. Fi
nally he gave it iaa in despair and
leaned back on his chair. The law
yer kept saying "go on, go on."
Judtfe Finley, who surely sympa
thized with him, turned to him and
said, "Tell what you saw." The wit
ness replied quickly, "they won't let
me tell it, Judge."
The spectators have certainly lis
tened Intently at the evidence in the
Hallman case and what disturbance
was made was was by the people who
could hear but could not see what
was going on. And so great was the
fear that the Judee would clear the
room as Judge Ray had, that the
slightest signal from the sheriff was
heeded quickly. One old gent got
squarely in front of a prominent
Goose Creek farmer who called to
him to move and as he did not heed
It he struck at him with his hat, and
hitting the old gentleman's bat,
knocked it on the floor. Stooping
down I replaced the hat In 'his hands.
The old gent quickly turned on the
farmer, his face aflame. The farmer
who was seated waved for him to
move over. The old gent turned
around muttering, "By gad this is as
much my court house as his." But
the Sheriff came along soon and made
him get back to where he was on a
line with the rest.
KILLS HIS WIFE AND THEN
TURNS THE CVS ON HIMSELF
Deplorable Trailegy In person County
Is Attributed to Blockade Whis
key. Roxboro, Aug. 6. A deplorable
tragedy occured in the county tht.
week In the Allenvllle section, when
Aubrey Riley shot himself and wife,
killing Instantly. Various reports
have been circulated concerning the
awful affair. No definite account can
be ascertained, as there was no one
n the house at the time but the
two small chlllren, one three yeara
and the other twelve months old. It
is said that the young man worked
all the morning with his father, and
upon failing to appear after the noon
hour, and after hearing two shots,
Investigation was made and both
found dead. The first cause of it
alt was whiskey.
Mr. Riley had been drinking, and
It is thought that upon his wife's re
monstrating with htm he became an
gry and fired the two fatal shots.
When the home was entered one of
he children was playing around its
mother who was in sitting position
on the floor, leaning atrainst the bed,
nd the other child playing on the
bed. The funeral was held yesterday
afternoon, and rarely has there ever
been a larger crowd seen at a ser-
ice of this nature. The people are
well known In the county and the
readful occurence has caused much