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"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY READS IT
"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT The Monroe Journal WASHED TWICE EACH WEEK TUESDAY AND FRIDAY . . . 7Z. VOL 25. No. 90. MONROE, N. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1919. $1.50 PER YEAR CASH. LOCAL INTELLIGENCE Latest Happenings In and Around Monroe. Rev. J. V. Moore will preach at Center Sunday ui 3 o'clock. Sunday i -hool at 2:00. There will he a meeting of Prospect ircle V. O. W.. Tuesday night at 7 ..'clock. There will be a Christ mas tree at venter Grove school house Wednes ay night, December 24. exercises be ginning at 5:30. Everybody invited The premium list Tor the Monroe poultry show, which will be held Jan. Jan. ?, 8 and 9, is now ready for dis "ributiou and can be obtained from -Mr. T. L. Riddle, the secretary. Mr. C. V. Lee. city engineer, slates '.hat the power will be cut off next Sunday and the following Sunday in order to allow repairs to be made to tf'he lines and equipment. Sebron Pope has made a record '.his year. He is seventy-five years ld and only worked four acres of and, from which he cleared $762.00. He had no help except In picking his rotton. Mr. Grover Benton of Goose Creek township and Miss Flora Stegall of Marshville township were married .Sunday at the home of the officiating magistrate, Esq. S. A. Helms, on Hen ton Heights. Mr. Adam J. Haigler, a native of Sandy Ridge township, who moved 'roni this county to Tiiscumcaria, New Mexico, thirty years ago, plans to vis it in the county next year. He will he iicconipanied by Mrs. Hauler. Mr. V. C. Rodwine is posiiive that advertising pas well. A few weeks tigo he began advertising for rabbits, und he began to get results in a lew (lays. Now the folks are bringing so many to town with the expectation of selling I hem to him that he has) :ieen forced to announce in the paper :hat he Is out of the market lor u while. Mr. W. C. Hiii:.n;er. Federal dls rict attorney, will enier the primary '"or the Democratic nomination for Congress in case Mr. Uoliinson does not stand for re-election, it is said. :le is a native of Randolph county, und in addition to serving in a Fed eral capacity he publishes a newpa er at Asheboro. So far he Is the inly avowed candidate should Mr. itobiuson retire. Mr. B. K. Dill, the father of Mrs. J. T. Holloway, died Wednesday niorn 'ng at 2:30 at his home in Marion, S. C. His death was due to heart trou ble, which had caused his health to tail several mouths ago. Mr. Dill had often visited his daughter here and was treat Iv lilted. He was always lollv and good humored and a man of W character. He was 63 years of nge. Mrs. Holloway was unable to attend the funeral. A fine horse belonging to the Stan dard Oil Cotflputiy died Wednesday from n disease wliio'.i was pronounced ns influenza by Hie a'temlig veterinarian- The horse was worth about 3400. weighed 1 475 pounds, and was 7 veais old. Mr. Harvey I'rivelt. who has charge of the oil plant here, says it would be a good idea for tanners to lake more precautious with their an- u-lion iliev me a nicieu wiui .liirht colds. He'lhinks many of these eolds. unless checked, will develop In to influenza this winter. That women will be voting in the next I' n ion county primary is the pre Metinii nf Mr. It. A. Morrow. He e- wects the suffrage amendment to the winatltntlnn to be nassed l).v .viarcn oi May. and If that is the case, will be n,.io uffecilve nt once, und Union county women will go to the polls fot th first time to cast their vote for sheriff, legislature, and the other ol- fict from congress on down. mi. Morrow has been an ardent suffragist fnr a number of years, and he makes no effort to conceal his pleasure over the recent trend of events in tins lea ped. Rev. K. Myers has made applica tion r.ir a imtent on a dirigible ligm attachment for automobiles, says the Waxhaw Knterprise. He nas oeen working on the proportion a good long while, and recently he made a model and sent it to his attorneys at Washington and application for a pat ent has been made. The thing is a very simple contrivance, but will be a great value to motorists. It will en able them to throw the lights directly ahead of the wheels when going round ix curve, or attempt lug to turn round In the road. K. and in day time when the lights are not needed the attachment can be locked so that the lamps will remain stationary. Every motorist has felt the need of some thing like this, and it is devoutly hop ed that Mr. Myers' attachment will prove successful in operation. We see no reason why it will not. Announcement has been made that Mrs J F. Lane? has been appointed chairman of the Armenian and Syrian Relief campaign in Union county and selected to put the county 'over tie top" in the drive for the adoption of homeless children of the Near Last. She will soon begin her work which will include a Christmas appeal in be half of hundreds of naked, hungray ud homeless little ones who are to day pleading to Americana for Just a womel and a place to lay their heads In peace. In accepting the responsi bility of the relief work in the county. Mn. Laney is expecieu i . ' trouble in securing mo auuuuuii the count V. quota of orphans. She will have the assistance of loyal wort- era and will wage this drive with a confidon'e that characterized er r- Tlons war efforts during other c"- palgns for relief. Ill KAI.DKIt CATASTROPHE KAII.KD TO MATKRI AI.I7.K The OIl i.i I.I Continued In Wag Along nh Usual Despite I'rophresie Despite the predictions of allegedly learned scientists who proclaimed ter restrial confusion as the order of the day yesterday, the world wagged along through another cycle of hours without anything happening, it was as any other December day, moder ately cold, but not abysmally so, as hud been promised, nor were there any other manifestations of a disturb ing character. The sajue sun as usual rose in the same place, as on other days, shone for its appointed span of hours, and set as usual. If there were any dread ful spots on it, they passed unnoticed. and occasioned no harm. People went about their accustomed tasks, unmindful of the things that were promised them. Here and there it was alluded to in casual conversation and sundry people wondered what the mutt who started all the row felt like. Scientists hereabouts equipped to Inquire into such phenomena inquired and investigated to considerable ex tent during the day and could find nothing out of kilter with terrestrial mechanisms. Professors Dixon and Derieux. of the department of physics of the State College, made observa tions extending over a period of twen- tv-four hours and observed nothing wrong anywhere. Some little apprehension was enter tained on the part of telegraph com panies and newspapers that are serv ed bv telegraph lines that boreal disturbances might ensue from the somewhat unusual alignments of the planets, but even there nothing de veloped to give worriinent. Alto gether the scare has been something like thai of two decades ago when solemn nredict inns were made that . .,,,,, ,., ,, .....i,, an . ' ... .. iatloii sal up to see the sight that didn't happen. MWNARD DKNIF.S SAYIMJ l.iouop. ifff.ctf.d hacks Decline His Statement to Anti-Saloon l-engue Has Been Juggled anil First I'liingraph Kliminuleil. Lieutenant Delvin V. Mnyuard, the "Flying Parson," declared Tuesday night in a formal statement that his recent statement concerning tbe ef fects of alcoholic liquor on atlnM. which was issued through the Anti Saloou leugue, had been "Juggled" until it had left a false Impression, und erroneously had attributed his remarks as applying to aviators par ticipating in the trans-continental leliability lest. His slate-menl fol lows: 1 feel It 'Is due lo the memory of the wonderful men who ve their lives in the cause of aviation devel opment, in Hie recent Irani- conlin final air iac lo clear up lie hor rible and mi erabl" iinprot .lou thai has gotten about tin ough the jiu;:!in4 of my staiei.i.'nt to the Aiul-Saioon league . lib respeel to the effect f intoxicating I iiior on Myers geiierall. . "Mv siu'ci.ioitt was made in goo faith lo ;he Am i Saloon, and they, rohhii::: it of its opening paragraph. anil in r.iVing it the misleading cap Hon -Booze kioekel out trans-con liiu'iital dyers. hav with the aid of the pre. s. succeeded In doing me the mo: t serious injuslice I have evei undertime, anil h: ve (lone to the tiiins-fenlinental livers of the race and o the a'r service as a. whole an even more serious injustice "Smli statement that 'A large num ber of casualties In the race were caused bv living with hangovers and being drunk', are absolutely false, ami without foundation, and were iniin innlated lo create a sensation The verv fact that I was fortunate, by Intervention of good weather in my fiivor.to be constantly a few miles ahead of the first of the flyers Is erf dence In Itse'lf that I could not have based my opinion on the effect of alcohol on living from my onsen a Hun of fivers In the race. Indeed, several of those killed were total ob stniners. "The Juggling of my statement has transformed It Into a lie against ui) colleagues In the race, which impres sion I certainlv won't allow lo stand without an emphatic and complete denial. Let my statement oe now clear and not twisted to meet the de mands of those who hunger for scan dal and sensation. "I said and I still say that many Tippi.tents in aviation are caused by nf Intoxicants. Aviation Is a game where a false move means disaster, and in any such vocation the participant needs the full use or an active brain not deadened and weakened by the effect of liquor. "Such an effected brain and '.he corresponding re-action on the nerv ous system add an unnecessary fatal hazzard to the already natural anu necessarv hazard of flying itself. "The action of the publicity agents of the Anti-Saloon league, or me press, or whatever it was. In so Jug gling this true statement of facts to meet the demands of seina'.lon. In making It appear that my conclusions were based entirely upon my obser vation during the race, has created this most false and unjust Impression of which I am no way a party and for which I am truly sorry. "I only hope that this true state ment of my ideas receives the same ii ,i or,H nnhllritv that was muse" uiwn e- - afforded the false one." The ladles aid Bocicty of Wcdding- hnr"i rill trlve a box supper for - WtpPt of the pnrsonage Friday n ' t, tb" 26th. All are invited. KDITOi; NISKF.T OF WAXHAW suvkkks Mic. t. i- ihddi.k. Wiivhau IjitM'w Its .Mayor, Who He gins New Work Hen- Hie First of the Your To Continue Knterprise. Mr. U. L. Nisbel. editor of the Wax haw Knterprise. as elected secrei.nv of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce at a special meeting of the hoard ,f directors to succeed Mr. T. I.. Riddle, w ho resigned to accept a more lucra tive position at Dunn. Mr. Xisbet as siiines charge of the organization the nrst or the year, and he and Mrs N'isbet will make their home her-?. ine uew secretary, though youi.g in years, has had much experience in business and public affairs. In addi tion to his newspaper work he was for four years secretary to the me a. l.. liouninn, who was considered one of the best and largest business men in the county. Mr. N'isbet has also served as niavor of Waxhaw. He is a native of Lan caster county, but moved to Waxhaw sixteen years ago. He attended the University for one session. Mr. Nisbet's salary will be 12.000 a year, but the directors hope to effect a considerable increase in the reve nue of the organization, thus Increas ing the scope of the work. Mr. Rid dle, the retiring secretary, has recom mended this, claiming that inadequate finances was the greatest handicap he found in his work at Monroe. A radical change in the organiza tion's activities is advocated by Mr. N'isbet. In a statement to The Jour nal last night, in which he gave nn outline of his iuiemicd method of pro cedure, he said: "The activities of a Chamber of Commerce must be aloni: lines in which the people of the community that it serves are most interested. I'tiion county is primarily an agricul tural county and Monroe and the oth er towns in the county are 'country towns' in the sense that the greater part of their trade is iili people liv ing in rural communities. Therefore, lo be of the most value the Monroe Chamber of Commerce should not by any means limit its activities lo de veloping the town Hlone, but should eiend Its Held to every section of the county, liy developing the county and every communiiy in ii Monroe will be benefitted more than by any selfish or exclusive work for the town at the expense of the country. "The Monroe Chamber of Com iiurce has never con II tied itself to the town. In fact, most o' the accoin- pltsluuenls have benefitted the whole county. The most Important thing the Chamber of Commerce has done since Its organization was securing for the county a whole time health of- licer with a trained nurse assistant. This kind of work should be followed up and enlarged. "While it is true that the Chamber of Commerce in every town is con stantly striving to bring new euler prises to the town, this is really a sec ondary activity. If the conuiiuniiN is ; nile one of the very best to be found i' lvwhere and thai fact Is advertised It o men of vision and enterprise who are establishing industrial plants will not be to hunt, but they will come ami iHc for a locution. ' Hiiellv. then. Hie policy of the Monroe Cluiinber of Commerce will be in develon the natural resources of the whol county along with Monroe and lo advpnise lo lite outside woi'M what we have. Anything that is lor the betleihvnt of the Individual will Imnrove the community in which hf lives, and , improved neighborhoods mean a better county and of course a more important county seat. Publication of Hie Knlerpr'.se will be continued by Mr. N'isbet. I hough he will confine himself to the editorial wfiilt. He exnerls to secure a com petent man to lake charge cf the lo cal and business end or Mis .t ! Mrs. Nisbet s a 'i.'jr.ci voi;..ni, ni.d she will receive a warm weiconie to Monroe. ;MI ( HAITIF.H OS SCHKKX Dirss-sulteil licit Micro (iatliered Fot "The Miracle or Uve." Rounding up three hundred "ex Iras" with an intimate acquaintance with high hat and frock coat was one of the tasks confronting the director when he screened the new Cosmopol itan production. "The Miracle of Love," which Is coming to The Strand Monday. Scenes on Picadilly and In the English House of Lords are feat ures of the picture, and lo secure the true atmosphere the director put up a notice that only native-born Brit ishers need apply for the Jobs of sit ting and walking around. So It was that scores of tuonocled gentlemen with lemon colored gloves and richly flavored Ilritish accents occupied the Himiio for several days until several of the players and assistants declared that Ihev were acquiring u l.onuon twang In their speech. "The Miracle of Love" is adapted from Cosmo Hamilton's popular story and Is interpreted b ya notable cast. Including Lucy Cotton and Wyndhani Standing. Robert Z. Leonard was the director. DeeD in every soul there is con sciousness of beauty never yet fully realized, though pleading always for realization. Out of this poetry ana music and sculpture and painting have come noble but Inadequate manifestations of our longing to give expression to beauty essentially sup ernal. Somewhere there is perfection some time every trusting soul shnll find it. There will be a box sup-ier at the Heiuby school house Tuesday night Dec. 23., for the benefit of the school. .IliOlT 2,mm I1KSOYS AT. TF)KI TIIK til KI5NSKY SAI.K I'oilj-eitlil Heml of ISegMered Cut tie Itiimght From S.UM tu MMMt Kuril llext Sale Yet, S.iy MrCitiu Mm. Marshville, Dt. IS. The sale of Guernsey cattle at Mr. J. C. Austin' farm on Tuesday, the 16th, was all you heard it was going lo be. and then some. When Mr. Austin starts any thing at Pleasant Walk farm it's a safe bet that its going through In tine shape, and Incidentally that there w ill be something good lo eat in connec tiou with it. We are not sure wheth er it was a keen interest in fine cattle or rumors of the numerous hams and things being prepared for the occa sion that brought the crowd, but when the hour of the sale arrived there were about 2000 people on the ground. After indulging In ham sandwiches, coffee and other good things to the limit the crowd was in good shape to make the sale hum Forty-eight head of cattle were sold ranging in price from $300 to $655 and each purchaser wore a smile of satisfaction at the conclusion of the sale. It was worth a long trip to see the cutile and note the up-to-date methods employed at Pleasant Walk Farm in caring for them. Mr. Austin has been accused of eating, drinking sleeping, thinking and dreaming rows, so when a man slays continual ly on the job as he does success is bound lo follow. He and his cattle farm are a valuable asset In this sec Hon of country. Mr. Austin says "We sold 48 head Tuesday but we have some more letl just as good. His partner, Mr. H. C. McCainnion of Oh io, who is an experienced cuttle man says the sale here Tuesday was one of the best he ever attended. With such an excellent beginning doubtless his tory will repeat itself in the future Jumes Morgan, son of Mr. J. C Morgan, is very ill with pneumonia He was first taken wilh llu and later developed pneumonia. The play which I be High School was preparing to present Friday ev ening has been called off until a later date because of a fear that the tin '.night develop as a result of the gath ering. So fnr only one case has been reported, but as that was among the students this precaution has been tok en against a spread of the disease. Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Caudle, Miss Lolu Caudle and Miss Mable Long spent Tuesday In Charlotte. Frank Caudle, who has been In Charlotte for some time receiving treatment for an injured fool, accompanied them home Mr. W. G. Hearon went to Uishop- ville on business Wednesday. Mr and Mrs. H. L. Riggers will go to Statesville Saturday lo spend the hoi Idays with relatives. Mrs. J. T. Gat- land and children who have been on an extended visit to relatives in South Carolina returned home Thursday. J. Z. Green spent several days in Ral eigh this week. Mr. Applewhite of the depot force, has been very sick lot several days. Mr. J. II. Sams of Raleigh Is the guest of his daughter, Mrs. F. W. Ashcrat't. Mr. J. S. Can non of Concord has been here for sev eral davs en loving some good hunting Mr. J. M. Davis of Statesville Is the guest of his sister, Mrs. II. C. Griffin. Miss Kiiiinii Riggers of Chariot ie visited Mrs. J. M. Kdwards last week. Mrs. II. C. Griffin entertained the Rook Club and several other friends with a delightful Christmas party on Wednesday afternoon. The decora tions in the reception hall and parlor were of holly, narcissus and Christ inns hells carrvitiK out in detail the season's rolots of red and green. A delightful program consisting of two piano duetts by Mesdanieg L. h. Hug- gins and J. S. Harrell. several nu mor ons and Christmas reading by the tal ented and attractive daughter of the hostess. Miss Virginia Griffin, and a oiano solo bv Mrs. J. S. Harrell was enjoyed. Also Christmas carols were played on the vlctrola. Assisted by f pari a men W. G. Hearon and J. S. Harrell, the hostess served a delicious salad course. Favors were tiny reel and ereen baskets filled with candy, a candv Santa Claus standing in tne centre. Specially invttea guesis were Mesdames Charlie Myers, H. L. Rig gers, Loyd Green and Wade Rivens. The 'Wouians Missionary cieiy of the Methodist church held its reg ular meeting Monday artemoon witn Mis Walter Kennedy as hostess. Of ficers for the coming year were elect ed as follows: President. Mrs. M. P. Rlalr; vice-president, Mrs. C. U- Cov ington: recording secretary, Mrs. II. C. Griffin: corresponding secretary, Mrs. H. C. Asherafi: treasurer. Mrs. C. L. Bowman; supt. .Mission miiuj. Mrs. J. 7.. Green; supt. Noting Peo ple's. Work, Mrs. L. K. Huggius; supt. Children's work. Mrs. .1. S. Harrell; supt. Supplies. Mrs. John Itelk; agent for Voice. Mrs. J. U. naiiey. me vearlv renort shows that the society has done a splendid work the past year, especially in a financial wa. Notice. Mv home has been quarantined for scarlet fever, I am not allowed by the laws of the State to go to any nlaee where the people congregate. For thin reason I cannot fill any of my appointments to preach until Janu ary. 1920, when the quarantine wll have been lifted. C. II. Marnn. pas tor Sardis, New Salem, Wilson's Grove and Arlington. There will he a box sunner at Rak-1 ers school 111 .tarsson 'tiw:i--i:ip .-ai-urday nielii. D-c M'h. There will be a box supper at Holly school house next Saturday night, rubllc Invited. tOMMl NITY CHRISTMAS TKKK Fl M I'ASnKD TIIK HH MARK Kverytliing t Uei:ig Made Heady For the ;reat Kete l or the Cliiblren on the Court Iiiuim- Square i'lu-Mmus Mtfht. The community Christmas Tree and riliel fund has passed the two hun dred dollar mark, and contributions PO' e to flow into The Journal of fice and the office of Mr. Frank Lim erick, chairman of the committee. The amount, to be exact, is 227.2o. about half the sum the committee be lieves necessary to meet the expenses ol the Christmas fete, hnr in,i,.,n. Hum i ne manner in which the people are responding to this appeal the r l .--i-" auu win he forthcoming in a short while. Preparations for holding the tree uie now under way. Mrs. Henry Laney. who has charge of the choir of local singers, which will render several Christmas charols on the eve me i!ius are distributed, has already had siiiiie of the singers at her home ior uie purpose of practing the songs. Rev. Mr. Wray is securing me ii ee, anu .vi is. U. Ii. Caldwell Is purcnasing ttie gifts for the children ie inn program tor tne evening win oe piiDiistied in this paper next Tues day. .Mr. K. A. Morrow and the Monroe uaiuwure Company are the two larg cm eiiiiuiouiors to trie fund, eacti naviiig donated $25 each. Little Misses Lorraine and Chattie Stack are the youngest contributors. They if me nine uuugmers of Mr. ami -Mis. a. M. Mack. Roth gave fifty cents, which is a large gift for chil dren of their awe. The following eills have been re ported by Mr. Limerick: Monroe Journal R. A. .Morrow ' Miss Gertrude Walsh Mr. and Mrs. C. 1). Roberts Mrs. A. M. Sec rest J. J. Parker J. V. Kendall ' " $10.00 23.00 .50 2.00 l.Oil 5.00 1.00 1.00 Mrs. Nan Carlile Monroe Hardwa.e Co. . . . 23.00 J. A. Stewart T. P. Dillon 5.00 5.00 10.00 1.00 1.00 . 5.00 . 5.00 . 1.00 i nu Dr. J. .VI. Relk S. L. Rotter H. Blair W. L. Kara hart G. B. Caldwell G. Laney J. H. Myers Vanu. T. Helms mo Mrs. Sudie Howie 1.00 G. H. Clontz 5.00 1.00 F. N'assiff Cash Ab Joseph Co A. B. Mills . . 50 2.00 . 50 McColluin Bros 1.00 W. C. C rowel I Mm 2.00 T. 0. Mc.Maiius Henderson Roller Mills Co. 2.00 R. V. Parker . 50 . . 50 1.00 1.01.1 J. L. Winchester I. W. Fowler G. S. Lee F. W. Pinkston 5.00 . . 23 1 .(in . . 5 ii 1 .01) . 50 1.00 1.00 5.00 . 60 J. B. Conn C. Fitnderbtirk L. Helms V. V. Sec lest V. J. Hnllowav ' H. Lee C. B. Adams Gordon k Brown H. K. Copple Roland Williams 2.50 I. K. Collins l.tio 2.00 2.00 1.00 1.00 T. L. Riddle C. H. Griffin L. C. Robinson M. C. Long Paul Griffith 1.00 Clifford Fowler New York Cul'e C. Smith 1.00 2.50 50 N. D. Saleeby 1.00 H. F. Taylor l.oo N. V. Tharp 2.00 C. N. Brunei- 1.00 G. M. Tucker 2.00 C. E. Houston inn D. C. Wright 1.00 F. E. Ellise 1.00 Frank Carter 1.00 Dr. J. E. Ashcraft 1.00 J. E. Slack 1.00 Dr. R. H. Garren 1. nil H. Boyto l.nt) N. C. English 1.00 O. O. Stovall 2.00 Hendeison-Snvder Co. . 10.00 . . 2.00 . . 1.00 . . . 50 ... 50 . . 5.00 . . 1.00 50 . . 5.00 . . l.oo . . l.oo . . 1.00 . . 1.00 . . 1 "ii . 1.00 : - hi . . 2.00 . . 1.00 Mrs. S. O. Blair Mrs. A. L. Monroe Miss Lorraine Stack . . . Miss Chalie Slack Robert Lee W. W. Pusser Cash Kfird's Department Store Cash M. Stack W. B. Love Rev. E. C. Snvder Mrf. J. H. Recklev ... . 'Mrs. J. P.. Simpson Jackson Cotton Mills . . . C. W. Walton H. Henslev leorg" Martin l.oo Monroe Market Rowden 40 Short cotton 3SU Cotton seed $1.12 4 "ens 65 to S3 Young chickens 40 to 50 Butter 30 to 35 Hams 45 Beeswax 30 Eggs 60 Irish potatoes J 1.25 'e-M potato" $1.00 Wool 40 T'"' ""vs 30 Rabbits 23 to 35 Clearance Sale of Millinery. Our entire stock of millinery is on sale at greatly reduced prices. Includ ing all the newest effects in mid-winter styles EFIRD3. MH.lt ITOK BIUICK MAY MAKE HACK ( l)(.l!i:SM()AI, IIO.XOU WaileslxiM, Hear the News, and Put Out a Successor for Ansoii -Man If He Retires. I From the Wadesboro M. I.) For the past several days Inert have been many rumors that Hon. L. D. Robinson, who is now serving his second term in the House of Repr sentatives. will not be a candidal again. Mr. Robinson himself has not made any statement, but reports hav appeared in the daily papers from time to time that he was anxious to get back to his professional and bus iness interests. It is teported that if Mr. Roliinsou finally decides not to run again. So licitor Walter E. Brock will be a cand date for the nomination. Mr. Brock is one of the best known men in the district, a good lawyer, and he has al ways taken much Interest in polite and public affairs generally. If th matter works out as rumors have in dicated. Mr. Iti.ick will make a hard candidate for any one else to beat. It has also Oeen reported that U. S. Dis trict Attorney W. C. Hammer, of Ash boro. will run. and it Is understood thai there will be a candidate from I'nion county. Messrs. J. C. Sikes, J. C M. Van 11. R. A. Morrow and R. W. Lemmond have been mentioned as prospective Union candidates. It Is understood, however, that Messrs. Sikes and Morrow will not run, and this leaves the field to Messrs. Vann and LemmniKl. if true. It is probable that the I'nio 1 county folks will agree on one man. and present him as the candidate ui tin- county. Anson, nat urally, would Ii - a unit behind Mr. Brock. All the above is mere speculation and rumor, based on Mr. Robinson's reported decision not to run again. If he should decide 10 lie a candidate, there Is no likelihood that he would have any opposition. Axsox coi m ym:(;uo mar. UIKl) t.liOKt.U Willi K WOMAN Alter Living With Her For Seventeen Y ears, Takes Firm h U-ave and the Facts Come Out. From Wadesboro M. and I.)) Ii will be remembered that several weeks ago The M. & I. published a paragraph telling of Mrs. Ellen Hunt ley, or Docrun. Ga.. having written to ohenff Braswell to ask the .i.i.i, ot the sheriff in locating her husband, Lester Huntley, who had left home some time previously, presumably to ..on amines in Anson county. No trace of any white man named Lester Huntley could be found, although th county was gone over thoroughly, ev i one who mignt be expected to have any Information in regard to the matter being asked. -Mrs. Huntley wrote several letters to Constable J. F. Tice. who was inter ested in Uie matter, owing' to the fact uiui tie was raised near where Lester Huntley was supposed lo have been raised. She finally sell! :l nip! lira her husband, and stated that he had a conspicuous scar on his neck, and from the picture and other lnfnrn. Hon the conclusion was reached that the supposed white man who had been going under the name of Lester Hunt ley in Georgia, was really a colored man named Fnnk Bureh nnd a ami of Aunt Charlotte Ruivh. a wellknown colored woman of Wadesboro. Butch left Anson county about 18 years ago, and was married a year la ter. He and his wife have seven chil dren, the oldest being a girl 15 or 16 years old. He left his home in Geor gia last summer, presumably to visit relatives In Anson county, who ac cording to his statements, were rich, and he has not been heard from since. It is not known why he left his family. r louaoiy tie would have remained un detected the remainder of his life It he had not drawn attention to himself by leaving. He claimed that his fath er was named Elijah Huntley. Elijah rtuin iey was a well known citizen of Anson in his day, dying about thirty years ago. The family he married Into seem to be most respectable people, and the affair makes a pitiful tale. The M. ft I. learned the facts in the case several weeks ago, but refrained from pub lishing them, not wishing to be the first to give publicity to the matter. However, it is understood that the facts have become public In het home of Mrs. Hum lev, so no harm can be done by our recounting them. In the Seventh. (From the Statesvilel Landmark) News which seems to be founded on fact (nines from the seventh dis trict Hint Repere;itative Robinson, now serving his serond term in Con gress, has had en nigh and will not be a candidate for r '-election next year. Monroe has hea; 1 the news and "putn out the word" that Union will have a candidice. the county to make an effort, thro'igii the Mecklenburg elim ination proet . to unite on one man and present a solid front. The Land mark is informed and believes that District Attorney William Cicero Hammer, of the county of Randolph. will he in the race "with both feet": and it may be said that when the dis trict attorney plants his pedal ex tremities and comes up standing he occupies considerable territory. There will be a box supper at Faulk school house Saturday night, and two plays, given by the students, "Taking the Census" and "Advertising for a Servant. Proceeds for the benefit of the school. There will a box supper at High Ridge school norm-v Marshville town ship, Saturday night.