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THE MOXROE JOtTWAI FTUD.4T. FEBRtART 20. 1920.
THE MONROE JOURNAL maushyiije has sirely (siogax. -hold yoih (w ' uki:x iv nun nx lately! tox.-stiij. houkgooi Founded la 1S84 by the present , owners and publisher. C. XI. and R. T Beasley. JOHN HKALV. Editor. Writer Hhw 'bluing Wiui l Strike Again In tlie Suiiie Il.Mf ." Comment in uiiii IU-igti- PnbIilwI IVh Tutelar ami Kri.UT. ) lion. at . v.r lvrihlT in Advance i Marshville. Ftb. 19 We hope lor tho purpo.-e of securing cor ljV Iwrwbly In AJtmmw. , , u)y a u iMu mn illIormUou , nr8, hand eon- Th Journal Building, corner ofioi ue journal: we nave a noma ceruiug exrnange wi-n curop- ana Wamiaiiutker Say keen Your t'ott.in On the Market I Mil Vou Are Paid a I'air IVic lkil 'aia Sun;y a:id iHnmnd. Jefferson and Beasley Streets. TfIeiliiHie Xo. 18. do not renew your subscription. FK1WAY. KEUIU Ai;Y 3K 1WSQ. The lillj-d.illiiig Mr. I Mte. suspicion though that nobodv did. go America of which we hear so much, : we take this means ol calling alien-j actual sales of cotton were traced lion to our absence, and also ex-! through. ' Plaining it. When a town is con vales- ! Liverpool is hundreds and hun- A notice to discontinue The Journal I ing from a wholesale round of "in-dreds of points above America to-day la unnecessary, as we understand that j ihietua"' that U the one and only un the price of cotton. It is stated you do not want the paper when jou t thins that anybody has time lor. The that this is due to the enormous ex- rubbius out of the last few aches and change. We hud the following results: pains, satisfying an uncertain appe-j On several shipment to Kuropeau lite, trying out decidedly wobbly un- points, of cotton, the raw cotton was derpiiiiung. and t-wappiiig harrowing manufactured imo the finished prod varus as to how near each one came uet and the finished product was ship- to registering a casualty is mine ped o South America and other par of enmik.li to kern a iionului urn wrnni ' noiuts and back to the I llited States. The paviufuts received lor the cot- Though a consistent opiHinent the League of Nations pact as sub- boii, tut-ntally and physically lt eral days. Therefore it :s not . ton was used for the purpose or buy to Mil ni:-' why the happenings ol iug back the European hiiuJ and of Marshville for the past week would i course, as a result, there were no ex be interesting to hoinefolks alone. ; change charges pa:d at all. lit fact. However, it's ubout all over now but in several cases, money was brought the shouting, and things are looking hack at a slightly greater depreciation up and down our way considerably. , than was allowed for it. when it was We freely adu.it that Marshville has , paid for cotton. tnen in an awful lis lately; and we In additim to this, we find that ineeiely hope lightning will not shipments of cotton were made into We've several Kuropeau countries a:ia mort ure all; gages were taken on manufacturing ml t ted to the senate by President Wil son. Senator Lodge has from the be ginning asserted his belief in the prin ciples upon which it was conceived, and has led the American people to believe he would favor the ratiiica tlon of the Treaty provided certain sections, which he considered objec tionable, were amended; but. when Senator Hitchcock and twenty-eight oiher Democratic senators onereu to strike tw ice in ihe h.-hh ubn accept the reservations submitted by naii enough! But the stores ex-president Tan. he i'.ieouragea ,, again, no la w- cases are devei-! plants, those documents were aftarh Iheir efforts towards securing a com- oping, and even the worst pneumonia ed to a draft and the draft drawn promise by this pithy remark: cases are improving. We have a lot on the factories, the banks required' 'Let things go along as they are lo i,. thankful for yet! ,the manufacturers to give bond, turn-; lor a few days." I The reoits coming in from the ed the documents over to him and the ' Senator Lodge, by ignoring this of- olive Branch section begin to souud raw product were manufactured Into; fer of a compromise, justifies the sus- ,e a repetition of Marsliville's re-; the finished product, was returned to plcion that he is actuated in his op- -lVMt experiences. jjr. L. C. .the bank and was sent into Souths position to the pact by partisan mo- Siniih says he visited seventeen homes America and various other points In tives. Seemingly he does not care one ,at ont, ,rl, alul , tha, muber treated ihe world and was accepted without whit about world peace; nor is he; seventy-five patients. It is said that j recourse so that the party selling the concerned, apparently, over the future j!i one family in that section eleven 1 cotton received fabulous prices for of Europe. He is solely bent on play- avl, jn .,i 1( s,., ms ,, De just reach- same. i in? the great game of American poli- i mi. ,i.re aluj is. giving a thorough; We find that the consumption or tics. i demonstration of its power. We sin- cotton in Europe w ill be enormous; The country." says the New York cerely hope our neighbor will soon be that neither the matter of exchange Times, "is sick of tins everlasting. ; through i.h the scourge. or credit will have any material near- Hus friends will regret to learn that Ing on raw cotton used in r.uropean Mr. Janes .Morgan has founj it nee- countries. There is st ill an enormous ; e.-s.uy to return to the Presbyterian amount of cotton sold at far lowerj hospital in Charlotte for further , price undelivered, treatment for complications follow-! For the purpose of ascertaining a hik iiitluenai--pneumonia. He has ' fair price for the taw product in ben snk since the middle of le-: America, we traced into the mills cot- , ceiiilun-. 'on of various grades, requesting that 1 Mr. Chester Uraswell of Oklahoma they furnish us with information as spent several davs here last week! to the selling price of same, that Is,; wiih his mot her "who has been vcrv ' what was pnld them for the finished: ill with influenza. product. This information was not The remains of Mr. Lex Davis were brought here Tuesday from Kocky Moti in where he died on Monday or pneumonia, and buiied ai olive nraneli. ll was a broi tier of Mr. W. M. Davis of ihis plate, and was raised at Olive launch being (lie son ol ltev Shallow, narrow-minded bickering Be tween tweedledum and tweedledee. It wants the Treaty ratified. D wants certainly. If wants this barren controversy ended. Louder and angrier grows the popular demand. Mr. Lodge, smiling, puts the country by and opens the sluices of intermi nable debate on negligible things. There will be a reckoning between the people and the Senatorial grandees, if they insist upon prefer ring personal ami partisan mint pnd cumin to the permanent Interest of the I'nited States." w. Aii I iilair Argument. (From the Statesville Landmark, i Some oi the opponents of the reval uation act are so hard prtssed tor ar guments against ii that i hex are forc ed to the use of obviously unjust anil uniair. not to say dishonest stale-, sister ineiiis in s'ippoi't of theii contentions. Here is one illustration lliey often use: The farmer lias land listed at 1100, the money lender liis lion in cash or solvent credits. The lax tale is $1 per 100 and each pays $1 in Under t lie new law the farmer Is Increased in value from lino to 1400. If I he tax rate is reduced thre fourths as claimed, and Is 23 cents in stead of $1, tho farmer will continue to pay II on that tract of land, while the 'money lender" will pay only 25 cents on his I Dm. The "money lend er's" tax is reduced 75 reins, while the farmer's is increased 7" cents. Hence the new law was enacted to punish the fanner and for the advant age of the "money lender." Men of standing in ihe State, men who lay claim to special Knowledge as to Ihe management of public af fairs, have solemnly offered the fore going as an argument iisiiinm t lie re valuation. They know it is an unfair and dishonest statement, but they In sult public intelligence with this ap peal to prejudice in the hope that it will appeal to ihe unthinking. The dlshoncRty and demagogiierv in the furnished in every case, however It was secured in many cases from mill people of the highest standing. This '. 'Information is startling. ; I On one shipment of strict middl-l ' lug cotton that had been sidd at forty-! one cents per pound, the mnnufactur- fiill Davis. He is survived b his ed goods were sold for a (lunar aim wife and a son and a daughter all of j fcii ly-tluee renls: the cost of nianu whoi:: are sick with influenza: also 1 faclurins was twenty-two cents, this iiis parents and several hi others and'b'fi lo the manufacturer eighty cents, additional protit. lie traiiKiy staieo dint he could pay a dollar a pound for cotton, basis middling, and still make a handsome profit. We find the same condition to exist in the va rious grades of cotton except fo even a more siartling degree in the lower Friends of ihe family of Mr. Tom mie Edwards sympathize wiih them in in,' death of their two daughters whose deaths occurred within a few days of each other. Mr. J. ( Aunt in is in a Charlotte taxes. hospiinl for treatment following an grades. i land operation a few davs ago I One mill president laughingly stated Mr. hiid Mrs. J. W. Edwards are i "I frankly acknowledge that we are rece.ving congratulations upon the making enormous and excess profits birth of a son last week. Mrs. Ed- out of every pound of cotton to-day. wards was Miss Eunice Maith before i but then we are giving a great part her marrias-e two years ago. of these profits to the government and Miss Lillian Stevens of Malihews If the profits were distributed among Is the g;iest of her sister, Mrs. li. L. (Iriflln. Mrs. Uriflin's mother, Mrs. John Stevens who has been her guest for several weeks returned to .Mat- lliews a few days p. go, , BELK & BROS DEPARTMENT STORE USEFUL ITEMS AT VERY ATTRACTIVE PRICES J.M-t'iit Standard Apron Ginaliams, Domino's, in apron chocks at 10e Yard wido qnilt lining suiting in cashmere remnants, (J rev, Brown and Black at i 23e 25c DRESS GINGHAMS AT 19c A few hundred yards of dress ging hams in large dress plaids, fast colors, at - 10c 39c DRESS GINGHAMS AT 30c YD Several thousand yards of dress ginghams for Spring Wear in large plaids. Special for P,0e. vd QUILT BUNDLES Iarge Quilt Kolls in dark percales and ginghams $1.50 and $2.50 35e Quilt Lining Suiting at 23c 35e Ladies (7rey Hose at 25-eents. MEN'S SOCKS. Cotton and Lisle thread hose, lOe, 15c, 25e, 35c, 50. j Men's Fancy and Pure Silk Hose i $1.00 and $1.50. QUILT CALICOS In all colors. Black, Xavv, Yellow, Green and Ked 15 & 18c a yd j 95c, $1.50 up to $2.95 MEN'S NECKWEAR Large Line to select from, 39c, 48c 23 nig Department Stores. BELK BROS 22 BIO DEPARTMENT STORES IS ONE REASON WHY WE "SELL IT FOR LESS" W Big Department Storei the most of producers, the govern tnent would not get the benefit or them." The fart thnt the nrodtterr i f"' receiving anvthliig like a fair irl" Mr. W. K. Hailey has returned front j for los cotton has been unanimously conceded by the manufacturers or hu rone and America. The remedy is imple: "Hold your cotton until von r paid n fair price based upon sun nlv nnd demand, the price for which h manufactured goods are being sold." Newport, K. 1., where he has been nursing his son, Herbert who lias been critically ill with pneumonia. Mr. Hailey says that his s-on is re coveriii',' rapidly . Mrs. H. C. Asheraft has been con fined to bed fur several days with lumbago. She is somewhat better now, Mr. J. C. Little of Kaleigh has re lumed to his home alter suffering an attack of influenza at the home statement are apparent by the use of ;0f his mother near here. Car load of mules received today. -The Sikes Company. money lender" and ussisn- laud-holder to the fanner the term ing every class. The folks who make this appeal to prejudice know that If land listed for taxes at llnii is increased to $400 that $400 is tho market value, the price the land will bring on the mark et; and all along the landowner has The editorial comment in last Sun day's Charlotte Observer on the de termined politeness maintained by President Wilson and Secretary Lan sing lim ing their recent differences j Rniter pud subsequent severing of relations I ti..,,.. draws attention to what must have' ueegwax Monroe Market Rowden cotton 41 Short cotton 39 Colton seed $112 H Young chickens 55 to 65 35 to 40 28 to 32 been an obvious lesson to all who read the utters of the two statesmen. any shadow of a doubt; also there 'nil be no doubt lis to the state or mind one might almost say disposi tion of the two gentlemen tinder pres sure of tho mutter. Hut each has preserved his dignity to the last de gree which doubtless will be an Im measurable consloation to them both when they have time to pause and consider the affair from that stand point. To be able to control ones been paying on just one-fourth the ( Their ends were accomplished beyond casn value or nis property, wnne tne owner of the lino has been taxed 100 cents on the dollar. The man with the cash or solvent credits. If he is listed for taxation, has been taxed under the full valuation law- all along; and the outrage of it Is ihat he has been paying, under the illustration cited, three-fourths more taxes on what he has than the landowner has paid. Will anybody contend for a moment that J400 worth land should pay no more .temper when confronted with a situ- taxes than $100 in cash? Suppose the j Htion whlrh Immediately drives the man with the $100 had offered to buy i,i p t0 , fronti am deport the land listed ot $100. Could he j one's self in such a manner as to have obtained it at Its listed value of ; emerge w ith a glow of satisfaction $1007 That question N absurd. If over tho knowledge that one has at the market price is $400. Then If Pa8t acted the part of a thorough the land is worth $400 in the market bred under fire is an art of which nd w ill bring that at cash sale, why i very few people are the masiets. I? should it be taxed at one-fourth its ! so ea!(V (o MV exacilv what on" value while the man with $100 in j think In the heat of the moment cash pays taxes on the full value or 1 after , s au 0Ver spend a lot his $100? The constitution or thej0f time rPgretUng one's lak o.' re state provides that "all moneys, cred-1 gtralnt and apologizing to '.he vit t m. Its." etc., shall be taxed by "a uniform Afier passing Ihrough such a chasten-, rule." and "all real estate and person- ! llg experience several times it does al property according to its true val-,Heem ,hat , ,son wouid h, w,.l ue in money." "True value In mon- I teamed. Yet the something is har-1 y" Is of course what the propertv Is pPning fo the tamo people over and . worth in cash on the market. The ! ver again. It would b well ror us i honest valuation law is simply to en- an if we cort Pnilate the ex-im-1 force the const if ut ion, which provides j pe f olir worthy statesmen in the) for equality in taxation. j matter or politeness under trying clr- j cumstnnces. Puf Idea or lawyer. Mrs. Annie Marsh Bailey has re-j In former davs there was an ini-i""ned from Monroe where she has I presslon that a man could not be a wn with her relatives since the ticeessrul lawyer and deal honestly d"aih of her husband last week. Mrs. i with the tvublic. The universal odIii-I Bailey's brother Mr. Fate Marsh wilt Kggs Irish potatoes Corn .. 30 . . . 50 $2.00 , .1.95 Fords Ion coincided with that or the Irish man who, passing through a ceme tery one day, observed carved on a marble slab this epitaph: ' "Here Reg a lawyer and an honest man." Upon trhlch Pat promptly commented: "Faith, and why did they bury two men In the same grave?" The (food thlnjta of this lire never counterbalance the evils, though they Bay equal them Id number. Pliny. mske his home with hr noT. ' Mrs. Sallie Marsh Griffin of CbaH lotte is vlsltine relatives her. Sh has entirely recovered from a recert attack of infiuenxa. The second quarterly meetlne for th Methodist church on this charie will be held In the cntirch he.e on March 6fh and 7th. Dr. H. K. Payer nresidinr. Dr. Bayer will preach on NEW and Rebuilt Sunday the 7th at eleven o'clock the morning. in S. S. Wolfe Next to Western Union Office ! li tWHN tHf 5BtSTOStl0tMINfl-j !"l DON! SrANt TOUR Wt1 AND P tNGg BOOT f ' ' ay j ' i-iooNrcwenowooooiTis-tHe "Asecstos isnow kith-isan it jWtATT MBtSTOS SHU UST OUT 0OJSKT 5weT WltH MT 0WW TO" ME "I IKtMO THf MAM I I 'iT JTlMtl IWAOTAWALOVT Jf J'lWANTA I SATSHtwSO.N TMIOLDONtlS I OS THf BOTTOM PlUC Q L BACHSlUf TO SET V HANOI I IATIN OUT." I I I VCT) TO -DAT. J fY-- 17)1 Y ir 1 . I'TVMWMIA I gV'CX V yfj Htm TMtr canri "oeE!! , r , . If coppea ftSnj v (ooATTKm ' ti WE REFER YOU TO SOME OF THE MANY USERS OF THIS WONDERFUL COPPER CLAD RANGE. ASK THEM WHAT THEY THINK OF IT. DR. H. E. QURNEY; SAM HOWIE; EARL SHUTE; C. N. SIMPSON, SR.; EUGENE SECREST, ROUTE 6, MONROE; J. F. MANGUM, ROUTE 4, MONROE; JOHN H. PRICE: HI RAM SECREST, ROUTE 6; H. D. LITTLE, MARSHVILLE ROUTE; SMITH BROS. (2) INDIAN TRAIL. MONROE HARDWARE CO. RETAIL DEPARTMENT PHONE No. 1 1