His Lynchers Once
Pmbou Missouri Preacher And Pol
Itlcal Ora.or Kept His
Up to Iowa the Civil war is now
only a part of history which chil
dren learn in school as they do the
war of 1812, and the Revolution, and
the grown folks give it little thought
end no weight in modern affairs,
so thoroughly has the late unpleas
antness been forgotten.
In Keokuk, where all the Iowa
»<>!dl«rs were mobilized and given
their training before being sent to
the front, were also four large base
hospitals to which wounded and
sick soldiers were brought up the
Mississippi river in steamboats.
Some of them were Confederate
prisoners, and now on every May
30, the Koekuk people decorate the
graves of the, Confederate dead in
Its National cemetery, the same as
they do the graves of their own sol
When Blood Was Hot.
One of the large hospitals there
was at that time the highest busi
ness building in America, covering a
quarter block of ground, which is
now being rased to be replaced with
• modern business building. Living
In the adjoining Missouri county was
Henry Olay Dean, fire eating Con
federate sympathizer, one of the
moat powerful preachers America
ever saw, and an orator seldom
equalled to this nation.
How Mood was hot in those his
toric days in the North as well as
the South is shown by a dramatic
story o4 an attempt to lynch Henry
Clay Dean by convalescents in the
big hospital which was recounted
recently by J. W. Murphy, editor of
the Burlington, Iowa, Saturday
Boat, at a meeting of the old set
tlers,of Claris county, Missouri,
which adjoins Keokuk, Iowa, and
to w|>!ch Henry Clay Dean lived.
Mr. Murphy told his auditors:
Made Speech That Displeased.
During the Civil war, the Estes
Housf block on Main street, in Keo
kuk, was used as a hospital for con
valescing Union soldiers. Mr. Dean
was much to and about Keokuk, and
his attitude on the war was resented
by Union,-then and particularly by
the soldiers to the hospital.
One afternoon Mr. Dean had made
a Democratic speech at Canton and
to got on the boot going to Keo
; '.t. Information of his speech had
»ded him, and the convalescing
;icr» gathered to the number of
i era! hundred and massed them
ves to the street in front of the
, a where Mr. Dean was a guest.
hey called to him to come out
r ‘ the hotel as they wanted to hang
Some Quick Thinking.
Nov. whatever may have been Mr.
Dean’s weaknesses, physical fear was
not one of them; he came right out,
and asked them to do him no harm.
The spokesman for the mob were in
exorable and warned Dean to pre
pare for the execution which would
take place in a few minutes.
"Surely, men, you will not kill me
without giving me time to communi
cate with my dear wife and chil
dren?” queried Dean.
"Give him 15 minutes,” came a
voice from the street.
"All right,” said the leader, “we
will give you 15 minutes to write a
farewell letter—then you swing."
He Needed Fresh Air.
However, this was not just what
Dean wapted, so he said: "There
are a lot of my friends here in this
crowd. I prefer to talk to them and
let them carry my message to my
family—I am in no condition or
frame of mind to write anything as
I am going to be murdered in a few
"All right again,” said the leader,
“go ahead and tell your message to
"New,” said Mr. Dean, having got
what he wanted 'gathered around me
as much as you please, but don't
come too close. I am an old man and
Old A. & P. Stand
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must have fresh air or I will break
down. I want to die like a man. and
I can't do it without plenty of fresh
air. Give me the sidewalk for 20
feet, so that I can talk. You peo
ple stay out in the street and
watch me as close as you please, and
you are welcome to hear every word
Talking For His Life.
Again the leader of the mob
agreed to Mr. Dean's conditions and
pushed the crowd back off of the,
i sidewalk into the stret, ‘You are
right,” said the leader. ‘‘Of coursej
you can't live without air; we know
j Without further delay Mr. Dean;
I began his last message to his loved
ones. He pictured his home at j
Rebel's Cove. Mo., and had expres-1
sions of endearment for his wife;
He deplored the circumstances
that had served to bring the North,
and the South into deadly conflict i
and predicted dire punishment for
the conspirators responsible for it.
Gradually he turned the affair in
to an old fashioned revival meeting; !
and as the interest in his fascinat
ing oratory increased and sentiments
of applause and approval were
heard, he announced that the curb
ing at the edge of the walk would
serve as a mourner bench, and urg
ed all sinners to come forward and
join him in prayer for the forgive
ness of their sins.
Stage Big Rally
For Max Gardner
Big Demonstration Carried Out
At Washington Despite Nom
Washington, N. C., Oct. 19.—The
flare of hundreds of gleaming tor
ches, the raucous sounds of cow
bells, horns and other nolse-mak
ing devices, the blare of a large
brass band, playing the popular
campaign selection of the day, the
long line of several hundred mar
chers from half a dozen counties
1 and the cheers of additional hun
dreds who thronged the sidewalks
and streets watching the spectacu
lar parade, all combined here to
night in giving eastern North Caro
lina its greatest and most spectacu
lar political rally, the most enthu
siastic that has been held here in
more than a score of years.
It was a vociferous demonstration,
staged primarily for the purpose of
doing honor to O. Max Gardner,
Democratic candidate for governor,
and also as an evidence of the over
whelming support that is being
manifested throughout this section
for the national Democratic ticket.
It was, therefore, with keen regret
that word was received in Washing
ton early today that Mr. Gardner
was confined to his home at Shel
by with illness and would be unable
to attend the great rally.
Instead of abandoning its plans,
the committee in charge of the
parade announced that the mere
fact of Mr. Gardner’s inability to be
present could not by any means
dampen this section’s enthusiasm
for either him or the national tick
et. They sent out a hurry call for a
speaker and there was general ela
tion when it Became known that J.
C. B. Ehringhaus, Elizabeth City’s
gifted orator, would be present at
And so, at 7 o’clock the crowds be
gan gathering on the streets. The
parade formed on West Main street.
Scores of placards, designating dif
ferent divisions of the parade were
carried on tail standards. There
were delegations present from every
precinct in Beaufort county, as well
as large representations from Hyde,
Pitt, Martin, Craven and other coun
ties in this section. There were a
large number of women marchers,
carrying banners which noted their
adherence to ‘ A1 and Max.”
Every available seat in the huge
auditorium of the John H. Small
school was taken. Standing room
was at a premium. Follow ing the
singing of several campaign songs,
led by Edmund Harding. Congress
man Warren read a telegram from
Mr. Gardner expressing his regret i
at being unable to attend. And
then, Mr. Warren read a telegram !
which was being sent by the Demo
cratic executive committee on be
half of Beaufort county as h whole;
pledging the most loyal support to
Mr. Gardner in nis campaign for
election as governor and also dur
ing his administration as governor.
The crowd roared its approval of!
The Graf Zeppelin has been here
several days now and no couples
have been married on it yet.
Passengers weren’t allowed to
smoke on the Graf Zeppelin. The
airship never will become popular
with the ladies.
Mrs. Ford describes Henry as
“easy going.” Not a bit like Lizzie
used to be.
British scientists are reported
to be at loggerheads over the prob
lem of whether the moon Some mil
hens of years hence will fall upon
the earth, or will gradually move
away from it. Maybe they ought
to t-'-e a straw vote on it.
A ordi .g to the current fiend of
th? American drama, g ; are
- ’ ’ V'O- by not thwhin.
Gf a trc yi j s.
Behind The Scenes
By DOKOTH1 HERZOG
(Copyright 192S Premier Syndicate) !
Hollywood.—-Mingled cries eman
ated from Walter Morosco’s office
Even a disinterested male would
have been a-twitter with curiosity.
Hence ray curiosity simmered to the
point where I dared knock imper
iously and eagerly to the Invitation
Mr. Morosco sat rocking in his
swivel chair, grinning. Forrest Hal
sey, scenarist for the Corinr.e Grif
fith pictures, sat grinning. Gene
Towne, the youthful gag man and
title writer for Miss G.’s flickers,
stood innocently in the middle of
"Anything wrong?” I queried
"Nothing, Nothing 'atall," beamed
the irresponsible Gene. 'Walker here
turned down my subtitles and I'm
Just trying to earn my weekly sal
Whereupon he commenced turn- :
ing handsprings, running up and ■
down the desks and hopping on one l
"I'm getting out of here," Forrest
roared, ‘before that guy lands in my
vest pocket.” He fled.
“I can't take a chance either,”
cried Walter. He fled.
Gene smiled. "There's gratitude
for you.” And the two of us saun
tered out on the First National lot.
This Gene Towns is what may be
popularly termed a character. He’s
just a kid—twenty-four. He earns
around $650 a week. He ‘ gagged"
Corinne’s last flicker, ‘'Outcast,"
and he’s doing ditto for her forth
coming one, "Saturday’s Children.”
He has written a play which Fannie
Brice wants to produce. He has
written another that Jed Harris
wants to chaperon. He's going to
i collaborate with Forrest Halsey on
| one. Gene's chief distinction is dis
regard for his moustache. He rates
, the only man I have ever seen with
■ a lip decoration who doesn’t yank
I at it to be sure 'tis still in place.
When Corinne Griffith was four
years old she ran away with a cir
! CUS. She did too. The Griffith fam
i ily had moved to a small town in
, Texas. Corinne's father was a rail
i road man, so they arrived in a pri
; vate car, thereby aweing their fu
ture neighbors no end. A circus
came to town. Corinne followed the
beautiful red wagon. The circus
folk made the four year old wel
come. Her mother was worried sick.
■Her father set forth to find her, and
the town being liliputian he suc
Corinne, to his despair, set up an
awful howl. She didn't want to go
home. She liked the circus. Being a
delicate child, she had always won
■ her way. Mr. Griffith yielded. He
did more. He bought the circus!
When Mrs. Griffith heard this she
packed up her baggage and with the
other two children departed for
mother's house in a nearby town.
The next day the sheriff came to
see Mr. Griffith. Seemed there were
matters of law to be settled not
mentioned by the former circus'
owner. Mr. G. returned the tent
and the freaks with his compli
ments. Mrs. G returned to the
fireside and Corinne forgot the
beautiful red wagon.
Dr. Poteat Warns Against
Church Entering Politics
Cites Examples Of Christ In Shun
ning Political Policies to Gain
Objectives Church Higher
Chapel Hill—"The church of
! Christ cannot enter politics,” Dr.
William Louis Poteat, president
emeritus of Wake Forest college, de
clared here in the last of his three
lectures before the unversity school
Dr. Poteat made the statement in
the course of a discussion of "re
' ligion and business and government
and the Christs Way.” i
"When Jesus was meditating his '
plans in the Jordan solitudes it was j
suggested to him that he adopt the
political policy which had proven
successful in the kingdom’s estab
lished before his day,” Dr. Poteat
said. "But Jesus repudiated the sug
gestion under the most solemn sanc
tions. He would win his kingdom,
not by force, but by an inward spir
tual ministry. He would achieve so
cial righteousness by the leaven of
“Jesus left no specifications for
the construction of his regenerate
social order, no creed, no code of
laws, no instructions in the duties
of citizenship. He spoke no word
about political institutions, but he
is the only radical and sure reform
er of them. And that because he
deals with men, not mechanisms,
with the springs of action, not ac
tivities, It follows that his church
cannot enter politics ”
In stating his position regarding
the church and politics, Dr. Poteat
"Allow me to suggest a second
preliminary caution. The Christian i
church is an organized community j
of those who accept Christ as sav-1
ior and Lord and are committed
to realizing his ideal in the life of
the world. It is the nurse and train
er of the Christian life, an agency
through which the Christian im
pulse may express itself in worship,
in realizing the personal ideal of
Christian character and service and
the social idea! of the Kingdom of
God. It is not the kingdom of God,
but the instrument and agency of
the Kingdom for winning its uni
SHELBY PARTY RETURNS
FROM TENNESSEE TOWN
Messrs. William Lineberger, Jul
ius A. Suttle and Herbert Blanton
composed a party that returned the
last of the week from a trip to
VempMs, Tcnn., where they visit
the 1 De'.ry
lius is in reality a composite
agricultural exposition of interna
tional scope. Mr. Lineberger de
scribed it as being" of an extent
the vastness of which is difficult
There was exhibits from most of
the states of the union, and from as
far away as Canada. Twenty-nine
train loads of visitors, he said, roll
ed into the Tennessee city the day
the Shelby party arrived—folks
from all over the United States—
wearing sombreros from Texas, and
homespun from far away Wiscon
The banker called attention to the
great come-back of the southern
states devastated by the boll wee
vil, in the matter of dairying. He
said North Carolina was one of the
few commonwealths not represent
ed, although a sister state, South
Carolina, took a number of prizes.
You'll notice, however, there has
been no marked-down sale of fight
ing material since the Kellogg
treaty was signed.—Duluth Herald.
Kentucky Lady’s Health Was
Very Bad. Had Severe
Pains and Could
Lexington, Ky.—Mrs. J. H. Nichols,
xho lives at 513 Elm Tree Lane.
;his city, says that Cardui has been
>1 valuable assistance to her on two
Kcasions, which she tells about be
“Some few years ago, my health
vas bad. I had very severe pains
n my sides. My nerves were in a
erritle condition. I could not rest.
“The lower part of my body was
?ery sore. I could hardly stoop over
o lace my shoes. I would have to
jut my foot on a chair. I did
lot feel like eating, and did not
ileep well at all at nights.
“A friend of mine recommended
Jardui. I began taking it and saw
juite an improvement in my con
htion. I kept it up until I felt
itrong and welL”
About a year ago, Mrs. Nichols
ays, she found herself in a ner
vous, run-down condition. “I took
Sardul again,” she adds, “and It
lelped me wonderfully. It is a
Thousands of women have writ*
«n to tell how Cardui helped them
o get rid of pain and suffering.
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A. S. Burleson Calls
He Says Senator's IMssapointmrnt
Over McAdoo Has Clouded
Austin. Texas—Replying to the
charge made by Senator Simmons
at New Bern, N. C . that the Demo
crats are conducting a ‘two-fac
ed campaign" on the prohibition
question, Albert S. Burleson of Aus
tin. who was postmaster general in
the cabinet of President Wilson, said
that Senator Simmons, "like Mc
Adoo, is absolutely frenzied in his
support of prohibition" and "be
cause of his disappointment at
Secretary McAdoos failure to get j
the nomination for president, in
1920 and 1924, and the complete
collapse of McAdoos political
strength this year he has become
sorely grieved and bitter and conse
quently his views are jaundiced and
his judgment clouded.”
Mr. Burleson declared that
Governor Smith's campaign has
been frank and courageous in all
his declarations, and not one of the
leading opposition newspapers has
charged that he has repudiated his
party's platform on prohibition or
any other Issue.
"Bigotry, ignorant religious intol
erance. alone, are moving these peo
ple to abandon the political convic
tions of a life-time," declared Mr.
"Now. let us apply the acid test."
Mr. Burleson continued. "Suppose
Woodrow Wilson were alive and was
the nominee of the Democratic party
at this time. He was at all times an j
anti-prohibitionist. He was against,
the eighteenth amendment. He veto
ed the sacred Volstead act. He was
wetter than Cox, Davis or Smith.
Now. 'Honest Injun,’ how many of
these bolters would be opposing his i
election? Every one of these politic- ,
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’ al parsons and pious prohibitionists
whose souls, according to Simmons,
are wrapped in the cause, would be
for his success.’*
Tho Henry Ford says he is in
favor o: :he old dances, J*e didn't put
same old shimmy into nis new fliv
vers.—Beloit (Wis.t News.
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