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r -THE UNION COUNT f PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT TTht TTTm JLMM, Monroe juril PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WE2K - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY VOLUME 26. No. 55. Monroe, N. C. Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1920 J2.00 PER;tfEAR CASH "UNCLE JOE- BIVENS, BEST LOVED MAN IX COUNTY DEAD IUpWt Minister for Half Century, and ft Veteran of the Civil Wit, Die of Heart Failure. Elder J. A. Bivens. better known Confederacy, for fortylght year a u "Uncle Joe." a Baptist minister , Male' of churches, and for fifty-two with over fifty yean of service to bis r minuter of the gospel, he still credit. Confederate veteran, and toe . iwumm., i iu. - much that ho haa accomplished haa been due to his efforta outside of the pulpit. He has been the John among ua, following closely after the Master, aud always ready for any service He might bid him render. For three years a soldier In the cause of the best-loved man In this county, died auddenly yesterday afternoon at the home of a tenant on Mr. Jim Moore's place, near Union church in Lanes Creek township. He was over eighty- two years of age. ing power of Christ.' ' Fanners Convention. To the E Jit or of The Journal: The "biggest ever" Is the word that comes from Raleieh about the Farm- Though in feeble health. Elder ers tn(i Farm Women's Convention Bivens had persisted in dong bis church work, and at the time of his death he waa assisting, with ' Rev. Dan Austin in holdiug a protracted meeting at Union church. This meet ing started Sunday, and during the Brat services it waa noticed that "Uncle Joe" was in a very weakened condition. At one time It was thought he was going to fall from his seat. Heart trouble was the cause ot hia death. He was visiting the people of the Union community, and had walk ed into the house on Mr. Moore"! place to spread hope and sunshine. A chair was hsnded him. but as he went to sit down, his heart stopped beating. There was no evidence of pain as he gasped bis last breath. Uls life passed away In a quiet se rene way, in a manner slmlllar to the way this beloved preacher has al wavs conducted himself. The funeral services will ne con- to be held there on August 24. 25 and 26th. The program Includes a list ot speakers ot national promi nence, headed by Secretary of Agri culture E. T. Meredith, that in itself promises to be worth the trip to Ral eigh, Besides this there will be a large number of demonstrations and exhib its of tractors, motor cultivators and other farm machinery; stump pull ing, tile laying, terracing, ditching; water and light systems; live stock judging; milking machines; cotton graders, and sweet potato atorage. Tbe legislature will be In session, and will afford farmers an opportuni ty to look upon the law making body ot the state. The convention will open at eleven o'clock on Tuesday, August 24th. In order to be In at the opening it will be necessary to leave here Monday. Many have expressed a desire to go PROSPECT FOR A BUMPER COTTON CROP EXCELLENT SOME LAND ASSESSED TOO HttiH, SAYS DR. STEWART ducted this afternoon at the Willi- In automobiles, leaving here-Monday ams-Blvens cemetery near Wlngate. mornlnr We would suggest that all It was as a Baptist minister that . no Qegre t0 g0 n this way meet at "Uncle Joe" was best known, oij Marshville at eight o'clock Monday his work is summed up In the fol lowing sketch of his life In "A His tory of the Brown Creek Union Bap tist Association": "One of the best known ana most I morning, August 23rd, and proceed in a body to Plnehurst, at which place we can look over the herd of rattle and other things of Interest, tub lunch and nroreed from there to beloved men In Union county Is Elder tnfl college, where will get supper and Joseph A. Bivens, familiarly known rooms ror the nlKht. Rooms will be as "Uncle Joe." Not only is he (rte nt lhe eoege, meals at college known and loved by the people of his dln)ng ,alli nfty cel,ts. u will be own denomination, but by the people . necessary for each one to take aheets, of other denominations as well. I pillows, towels, and toilet articles. "He ru botn In Union county Tne nomt re furnished with bed North Carolina, January 29. 1838. '-tea.! and mattress, being the son of Nathaniel and Those who desire to go on the train Margaret Bivens. His father died fan evre Monroe 11:00 o'clock on when he was about eight years old, I Monday and arrive at Raleigh about leaving the mother to provide for a5 0-ciock n the afternoon, family of fourteen children. Thatj we would like to see at least two she succeeded well Is very evident by hundred go from this county. All who I h liluh character and lofiv ideal ' Monday.' either by of her cliildnrt. Inuto. or by rail, will please notify me for not so much yield And Right Sow Speculators and Mill are Waiting for a Mump, Say Cot ton Letter la Stark. King cotvm has few friends at this time, according to a cotton leter re ceived here by Messrs. J. E. Stack A Company from a Savannah cotton brokerage bouse. "The world is bearish." say the letter, and Is against cotton, and hence the general apathy. Some bought heavily In the spring, fall deliveries and have re cently cancelled at aome cost to them. The options, we think, would look well later on, but cotton has no friends, 'Alas, poor Yorick. noue so poor as to do him revereuce.' King cotton is knocking at the door of trade and waits in vaiu tor the cord ial greeting: 'Come in.' He is not as welcome as heretofore and has few friends. Spinners, exporters, specu lators are atandlng aside and waiting for lower prices and cheaper basis which they confidently expect. Texas evidently has a good" crop, and Okla homa a better one. Rains promise to lower the grades again in Texas as they are offering out there mostly strict low middling and middling. Georgia from a state ot disaster now has a most promising crop. North Ceorgia is as fine as ever rained, and a recent trip confirms a most magnifi cent DrosDect. "A well posted cotton man has Just come Into Savannah, after chol ine through Alabama and .vjrgla in his automotiile. His trip embraced points: Opelika, Montgomery. Colum bus. Americus and on to Savannah and he says the '.otun could not be finer, and l full if blooms looking like a continuous ".ower gaiden, the plant taking on much fruit. Riid tv eryfhlng Is very, evy favoiabla for a good yield. This Is uulte interesting for the bulk or this co'ien wi'l go In a better staple, and the rains and improved fertllifm look a.H If ihey will have a great ileal to 1) with keeping up the staple. Whllo from Americus up through Georgia prom ises to yield lar;;!y, there is much eomplaluing from all points In I'outh Georgia below Americus. lucent rains have causol tin boll wen to appear In great nuinls and tliajl section of Georgia will not have the vleid expected a few weeks ago. The fact that coUon la not proiiiirlntf Is very had slgu, sr we must a vain look " Uncle Joe' test Idea that It was hnfore starting, and we will wire for under her instructions that he gained reservations and supper Monday his first knowledge of heaven and night. ' had kindled In hint a.deiro M9t,M every community moke up a there , However he was no exception party and go either by rail or anto. to the rule, in that he resisted the t J. W. Broom. call of repentence ana am not nnaiiy yield until he was about eighteen. "He was converted in a series of meetings held by Elder E. L. Davis with the Meadow Branch church, and was baptised by him Into the fellow ship of the church at the close ot the meet lugs. "On October 26. 1858, he was mar ried to Miss Thetue Griffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Griffin. To this union five children were born. all ot whom are living at this writing, i 'In 1462 he enlisted in Company. Death of Mias Eubank. Miss Sarah Eubanks died last Sat urday at the home of her nephew, Mr. South Carolina is Htill '100 per cent at Lloyds.' In fat this crop could not be better and look like South Carolina will have a banner year.- The recent showers over the eastern part of the belt has tended to quiet their early desire to sell. As the farmer, factor nor the merchant rarely ever sella cotton when II Is raining. It's only a respite, as soon as the 'clouds will roll by," ana tne not n , r..i.h sh. the 'clouds will roil ny." ana me noi Carl Belk in Buford townlshp. She, September will had been sick for a long time i.lss d h ,h t f i;banr7t ,ynT?nH dflnndrb?rs fc will be on. All the buying ele lady of brlsht mind and flru chara,- .... ftlfhtinl. thB -nd pr.v if' TS?,ah" V The was a faith- n.uch lewer prices, but as we Esq. T. (i Lubanks. She was a laitn- t . i the dark fov fuberof waa n3led for. her charitable eeds 'how-wows.' Re- aod hor helpfulness as neigaoor -urn-; - "in nez ne ennsieu in uompany . - , c-w, iu anrvlvpii bv a brol- er I. 63rd North Carolina regiment, and, 8- .BhrJr of'chste fld -This life consist, ot ages three. made as true a soldier as ever wore the gray intil May. 18 Cold Harbor stampede he sustained a wound that necessitat ed the amputation of his right arm. "Coming home maimed In body, !-' ? W.W.I rT'rarPre.enYobe. r as ever wore. : --- . . .inter Mr-. ,,np f ' ,ne rrwmi, 64. when In the uf t'X'. Fun-: Pt 1 gone beyond our de in Virginia. , ,A' "i ZTTm. Zion The Pr-sent we live In day by orul vus btld yemerday at Mt. tlon churc!i -In Uuford townanip. way, day. but not In spirit, he aoon took up the JACK IX)6(). TALE OF GOIJ work of the ministry, a work to which I STAMPEDE l. SC'RLKX DRAMA he had felt called before, and the, neglect of which he felt had coat him ' "tanning Dylli:l t" to He Keen Wltli his right arm. He preached his flrit j AI,.H.jr t.sH ct wrnml Theatre sermon In Meadow Branch church In October, 1866. However, so reserved j 1 liuiwiiay. was he that he refused to accept ordi- "nnrnlm Davli'ht." screen version nation for about six years. Finally of Jack London's novel, in announced j brightshlre. camo to the edge of The Future Is s'lll a dread mystery, .nd Go I alone holds the Key. "The r Intent bears don't tell us that the bottom will be reached, but it won't be hard to reach hard bot tom, as we think every bale will bp required during the year and will be mnrketed at very good price. In ref "ronco to the cotion market bottom, reminds me: A coun'ry laird, rldins In an unfrequented part of Klikcud- lils ordination took place In the , the Slra Meadow Branch church May 11. u will be played by an all-star cast, 1872. The certificate of ordination including Mitchell Lewis, Helen Fer tates that the presbytery found him ' gnxon, Louts Morrison. William . sound In faith and orthodox In prac- Mong, Edward Jobson, Gertrude As tlce. The certificate ls.. sjgned by tor, Alfred Allen, Arthur Edwin Ca Elders E. L. Davis, V. A. Snyder and rew, Newton Hall, Robert Holder and Jense Phlfer. 'Aaron Edwards. '"During his ministerial life he has , headers ot Jack London's story served the following churches: will recall that Elam Harnlsh, or rand Theatre for Thursday, morass. Observing a peasant lad In the vicinity, he hailed him and In quired whethrr the bog was hard at the bottom. 'Oj aye, quite hard,' re sponded the youth. The laird passed oil, but his horse began to sink with alarming rapidity. 'You rascal!' he shouted to his mlslnfoimant. 'P-d yo not say that It was hard al the bottom?' 'So It Is,' rejoined the "In Union County Bethel, Bent-("Burning Daylight," as the whole j rogue, 'but ye're no halfway to it 's Cross Roads, Corinth, Ebcnezer, Yukon knows him, is a crude, power- yet.' Faulks, Hopewell, Hamilton s Cross Jfu big-hearted prospector, with a Roads-. Jerusalem (now extinct), hUst for adventure and a devll-niay-Ninr Hope. New Salem, Oak Grove, 'care spirit that drives him gaily Olive Branch, Roanoke, Union and through the hardships and Joy ot the Mt. Morlah. I mining towns. "In Anson County Deep River,j He strikes It rich the gold that Mount Olive, Mineral Springs and 'thousand have died seeking. A stam Plney Grove (now Polkton). Jpede is started and the Arctlo village "In Cabarrus County Howells. 0f Caraguk is alight wltk the fire of "In Chesterfield- County, S. C. fierce ambitions aflame for wealth. Elltabeth, Spring Hill and Wolf Burning Daylight is a primitive king Pond "He. served the Deep Creek church. In Anson County, eleven years, and five years of that time twice a month among these men, amassing millions and finding no place to-spena meir gains except In the wild gambling that goes on In the Tivoll, a dance hall, "His Ion eest pastorate was with 'where a few slrla and limitless quan Bethel church, where he stayed, all fuios of strong liquor supply diver told, thirty years. One does not have Bi0n to mingle with that people long to I But Burning Daylight comes of the find that he has Indelibly stamped 0ld race of conquerers. His spirit de hlmself noon their minds and hearts. In,anrt another world to lay at his "We hear a great deal today about the meagre salaries paid preachers. However, the poorest paid today re ceive much more than some of our beat country pastors received fifty years ago. He relates that on one occasion be served a church" nineteen miles from home, and at the expira tion of the year received three dollars In money and four yards of home made cloth. However, he was not working for money but for souls, and how well he has succeeded In win ning them to Christ eternity alone will reveal. "Contrary to the Judgment of many feet. He seeks the woria or nnance. In San Francisco, then in New York, he fights the battles of the money In terests. He fights for the love of fighting, taking a reckless pleasure In swinging Into Wall " Street's most spoclatlve Investments.- It's a biter, fascinating game, and Jack London has depicted It In one ot the most dramatic stories In modern American fiction. ' Ex-Soldiers American Legion runs excursion tfff Lakevlew, Wednesday, August 18. Smlmmlng, boating, fish ing, speech by Jim Lockhart. Icemor- of his brethren, he has always con- lee band, and ball game between 20th tended that he could not preach land 89th division. Only 87.00 round much However well he may have. trip, and that Includes Legion dues, preached It Is undoubtedly true that dinner, and railroad fare. "However, whether the market stays up or goes down, whether prices are reasonable or unreasonable, we are always on the Job here, redv to get yon as good a price as H avall nble, end good outlets for all offer ings. We will always be here, re mind me of a bulletin: "The great envangellst will preach lenleht on hell. The awfulness of Us punishment Its terrible reality Its geographical location. Mr. Wllkle Smythe. baritone will sing: 'Tell, mother I'll be thore.' "The difficulty In connecting by wires Is already getting to be nul nanre. It will require much patience nd persistence to get through con nections as lines are very, very poor, and the long distance calls are very eesentlal In quick execution of busi ness. Speaking of long distance calls, reminds me: "Mr. Tarton Jones was setting down fo breakfast one morning when he was astounded to see In the paper an announcement of his own death. He rang up friend Howard Smith at once. 'Helloa. Smith!' he said. Have you seen the announcement of my death In the paper?' 'Yes,' renlkd Smith. 'Where are you speaking from? ' London gets a shower of root to the extent of four pounds and a half an acre every day. Most any man knows how to tel', a woman's age, but dv have the nerve to do It. Moo rue Fhykfclan Takes a Rap at i Graft, Politicians, and Our Present System of Taxation. . To the Editor ot The Journal: A public citixeu who is well informed on land values In Union county said: "Many pieces ot land In Union coun ty are assessed at more than twice what they will bring even on an In flated market and buyers canuot be found at that." "If the wealth cf the county can be Inflated on paier from nine mill ions to thirty-four millions and the state's wealth can be increased ovvf night to several times Its original amount, then why not Just run It up higher than New York s and then say North Carolina la the richest state in the Union." . Of course New York might call on us to show an Industrial basis or a basis ot production for this fabulous, fictitious wealth. Just as legal tender and silver have to tall back on gold as a basis ot monetary value, so must inflated property values revert to pro duction or Income as a basis. The question is, can Inflated values force production by compelling greater ef fort on the part ot the propery hold er or the producer? The property owner or the posses sor of wealth is expected to contribute a certain per cent ot his Income each year to run the government In an ef ficient, economical way. He la not supposed to be ground dow.n or Im poverished each ear to contribute to political waste and Inefficiency. There are two wfiys of raising rev enue to run the various departments of the government. One Is by In- creaaed taxation: another la by a more efficient, economical administra tion of the government's business. Our government has been run alebtf BMIctly political lines and not on the best business basis. In every department friends and kin-folks have been looked after. Nepotism, as well as political bargaining and de'jt-paylng have been practiced. If run In the same way, any pri vate corporation or business would go into bankruptcy In six to twelve months, i But In the case of the com monwealth, the county or the city, af ter all public funds have been wast ed, grabbed or otherwise used up, the government can fall back on the peo ple and grind out more funds.. There is a great army of office holders who should work efficiently land faithfully at least ten hours ev ery day in rendering usetui service io tte peoplV,, But they are political ap pointees and have no special training for their work, and many of them have no superior over them to check them up for efficient service. It Is easy to surmise how well the politi cal servant will serve or work who keeps his own time and is not respon sible to anybody in particular. It Is easy to build a great city on paper. The declaration of such In creased fabulous wealth by word of mouth In a time of great profiteer ing, without waiting for prices to re Adjust themselves on a basts of pro duction and Income, reminds us of the way In which, a plug horse Jump ed In value from one hundred to five hundred dollars. A certain horse tra der rode a plug horse Into the back lot on "bone-day," or Tuesday of court week. Three well known trad ers, all about half drunk, raised the value of the ping-horse to five hun Hnllara Then the word went lout that John had a five hundred dol lar horse. What made him a five hundred dollar horse? Was Is youth, beauty, service and Income yielding? No; It was a matter of assertion on Mhe rart of the three horse traders 'nnd the horse's Inflated value had nr I natural basis. it haa bonn cal l that the n pi'!'- tlon Cotirmissjoii has too much pi.v. iv. So thev have. Without the re.diiiif- !ing influences of the referenda m mi l the recall, any public official or co n nilaslon with great power Is danger ous to democracy, and, therefore, ,(lBngerous to humanity and Chrlstl- 1 ItlltV Next to the waste, devastation and ravages of war. politics Is the creat e3t curse i the face of the eaith. -q It is wasteful. Inefficient, dlshcneit. It has no conscience. It Is courteous before your face and as crooked as a black snake at your back, rolltlcs Is more destructive and more d!sno ling to the body politic than any pes tilential disease Is to the hi'inan body nr any bacteria j?r post of bH worms or weevils has ever b '"ii te plant life. Unjust taxation has hern the c;ipkJ of many of the wars of hhtory. When England levied unj'.nt and un reasonable tribute upon t'na young colonies of America they rbelld and the Revolutionary War followed. As far back as 150 or 200 year taxation became so unjust and onaroiu In Germany that thousands of the bst rltlxens left their country an t went to the uttermost parts of tho earth fog an habitation. Taxation, relig ious bondage and military slivery drove them out. The decline and the decay of Ire land, the land or the shamrock., or rather the failure of Ireland to real ixe and enjoy her natural Increment, began, hundreds of years ago. It was due to two things. Primarily it re sulted from a bitter, unholy, murder ous fight between Catholics and Protestants. Southern Ireland wm altogether Catholic; northern Ireland was Protestant. They fought each other. The Church of E"lan.l wa: antl-Catholle. T'n queens, kings, princs-eVand pi luces and the House or Lords, that hereditary body tf po litical Imbeciles, took advantage of the religious wars In Ireland to con fiscate the land ot the Irish people. This land became the estates or the domains ot English Lords. These Lords taxed the Irish so heavy ani appropriated so much ot what they produced that the Irish ceased to produce. They quit work. What was the use to work hard and produce and then have tbe fruits of their la bors confiscated? Then thousands of thin left old Erin and come to the Americas. These have become good, useful citizens of America. A doctor friend of mine from Con necticut told me that his father gave him this admonition when be was just a boy: "Son, If the opportunity ever comes, try to render .America loyal service. This adopted country of niiue has been good to me. It has given me a chance to live and prosper." Taxed to death, poor Ireland is very gradually decreasing in popula tion, insteaa or "1 ne yesertea tt lage" of Oliver Goldsmith, the Irisn poet. It may some day be the deserted cour.try. When the Ukranlans, the great wheut producers of Russia, found that Germany might overrun their coun try and take all their wheat, they said, "we will not produce." The prospects of confiscation will prevent production. Human effort la checked and hu man ambition stifled and with it pro gress is stagnated because the hope of reward is not assured. Taxes paid for schools, libraries, roads, and for any real community as set, are like bread cast upon the wa ter. They will return after many days. But money that Is forced out or people Into the treasuries or crook ed, wasteful politicians becomes a yoke upon the neck of a long-suffer ing people. Public moneys wisely and econom ically spent will bring many returns. Public moneys that are wasted on contracts and grafts will bring actual suffering and hardships upon many helpless people. The word has gone out from our governor that the cities of North Carolina are In distress and the may ors are claiming that the ten per cent Increase will not be sufficient. Why all this distress? It is not due to building schools and parks and libra rles and streets. Most or It has re sulted directly from graft, public wastefulness and bad contracting. iNo wonder these cities are In dis tress. Wouldn't democracy be in a terrible fix. If the mayors and alder men of the dlffierent cities were giv es the nower to fix tax rates. John D. Rockereller couldnt raise enough money to pay off all the graft that would follow. The governor and the legislature must undoubtedly be tnn w m to allow auco a tning io happen to the cities of North Carol! na. Why is the city of Monroe in distress? About twenty years ago a piece or grart was enacted In this town mat hm tout recently cost the city ap proximately fifty thousand dollars. A contractor came to put In water and lights. He gave the administration nrmwnii nf free service, tree install ment, etc. Then he had license to do whatever devilment he wanted to do. He nroceeded to put down water pipes too small for future growth and lleht notes too short for high lights. These pipes have had to be taken up and larger ones lnstauea. ti. u Stewart. ARMY WORM IS PREPARING FOR SF.ITEMBER OFFENSIVE TreiH-lH-s Will Stop the Man Ii of the Pest, as It Travels on Its Stomnrh, Says State Entomologist Slieniinii, The pestiferous and troublesome ermy worm, with no general and no ! board of strategy, save a destructive petite for green and succulent corn. is preparing for another offensive asja'nst the best crops thai Lave ever been raised in North Carolina, ac cording to Franklin Sherman, ento mologist of the state department of agriculture, In a statement Issued glv ing methods by which the creatures may be stopped. Trenches are the thing. The r.ray worm moves on its stomach, prefera bly over smooth ground. If It comes to a deep furrow, plowed around hj new objective, It usually fall Into the furrow and dies there. He Is unable to crawl out again, and he starves to death right thie within plain view of the Ereen flel.ls he had set out to rant ii r. A two-horse plow Is the on ly entrenching tol needed, and the furrow turned away from the objec- t Ive. Just now the worms that have done such havoc In the growing crops of tbe utate generally speaking, all of the territory east of a line drawn fiom Mez-klenburk to Henderson, In Vance county are In the V A R.N E It SUES A NEGRO AT LE.VINUTON FOR 91O0.OO0. Sensational Story Involving Mrs, Var tier and Negro McIUry is Made Public Hia Home Ruined. The home of Mr. H. B. Varuer. of Lexington, who was a caudidate for congress from this district four years ago. nas been ruined by a wealthy mulatto, Baxter Miliary. The story or this unfortunate aCuir. which was made public Sunday, has created a sensation over the entire state. Suir for S100.000 damages- say the dispatch, has been filed in Super ior court here auaiust R. Baxter McRary, a mulatto with large hold ings here and elsewhere, who for years haa posed as a moral uplifter or his race and who has been for a number ot years grand master of the negro Mattonlc grand lodge. The ground of complaint is that McRary deliberately sought to aud succeeded in wrecking the domestic life ot H. H. Varner, the plaintiff, by invading Mr. 'ZTi'.tt'a home during his ab sence. At.achiuent bas been run against all tangible and intangible holdings of the defendant that can bo discovered. While Mr. Varner was in New York Monday night as one of a committee . of nine representing the motion pic ture exhibitors of the nation in an Important conference with large mo tion picture producers, McRary was taken tr :.. beneath the fioor or the Varner htae between 12:30 and 1 o'clock Tt:e?day morning. Beina; 'uf armed that McRary had entered hi. home by stealth on previ ous occasions while the husband was away, a number of citizens set watch and saw McRary enter the premises about 10 o'clock. Guards were plac ed around the lot r.nd a search made or the house, with nobody being found. Some of the citizens remain ed and continued the search, a spot- llsht locating McRary, who had evi dently entered the basement upon hearing the first alarm, crawled out of the basement and made his way under the floor toward the front of the house. The miscreant was taken from his hiding place and gladly took advant age ot an opportunity to spend the night In Jail. Most ot those wno knew of the original search had gone home and bnt a few' were present when McCary was found. Early Tuesday morning prominent citizens held a hurried conference and delegated Mayor J. T. Hedrtck to bear the mulatto the message that It' he valued hia personal safety he had better leave town without delay, and further that lfie ever returned It would be at Ms peril. Where he has gone Is not definitely known here, but it Is' believed that he now at a long distance from this place. Mr. Varner was requested to re turn Immediately from New York and upon arrival here was acquainted by his friends with the situation of which he was wholly unaware. Upon arrival here he went to a hotel and conducted a searching investigation. Following this he remained at the hotel until after his wife had "left Thursday evenine to Join her mother. SuH Tor absolute divorce has been bgun by Mr. Varner. It will be alleged In the complaint that on the occasions while Mr. Varner was away his wire's companion was a negro woman servant about 65 years old and rather hard ol hearing. It will also be alleged that this servant's room was upstairs and that she was accustomed to retire early and usual ly slept soundly. Nothing that has occurred In this to'vn and county. wher unusual oc currences are rather frequent, has so stirred the people here as this. Expressions of loyalty and sympathy from hundreds have poured In on Mr. Varner since his return home. Crushed by the deplorable occurrance that has suddenly torn his home of nbont 20 years asunder, he has stated to friends that he will continue to devote his time to his newspaper and business Interests here as well as to his duties ns chairman of the state prison board and In various official capacities in connection with the mo tion picture exhibiting industry. The Influential local law firms of Raper and Raper. Phillips and Bow er, Walser, Walser and Walser, J. R. McCrary ad J. F. Sprnil represent Mr Vanver's Interests In the pend ing litigation that Is to be the out come ot the disclosures of the week. nrenarlnc to become butterflies. A little later they will come out or the earth rady to spawn another army or worms to continue the destruction The only way to head them off Is to agitate the earth with a harrow, turn them up to the August sun, or the AirgtiHt rain, as the case may be, and let them die. Poison may be spread In the p;th of the army. A mixture of powdered arsenic of lead with lime dnst, a pound of poison to six pounds or lime. Is sure death for them if spread on the grass alongside of a furrow. Or, If thev have taken hold of a field rt corn, dnit a few rows ahead of th lfne of march with the poison, snd " will be stopped. Caution must be obarved not to use the corn, or grass, for feed for a month after poi soning. Success Is the child of audacity. Beaconsfield. The Details Unimportant. While on a trip In the West Flnley Peter Dunne discovered an old ac qtialn'nii',e very much In need of two huiiiroj and fifty dollars to finance a suddenly conceived plan to make a lot of money quickly. Mr. Dunne did not look tinon this friend's finan- gronnJ. irlnl status as l e would the Bank of Knglanu, hut . ventuaiiy ne wanea him the monr.. A few months later the acquaint ance wrote to Mr. Dunne, asking for his future address, saying that he would toon be ready to return the money. Dunne regarded the request lightly and did not answer. Again the man wrote and again Dunne, tossed the letter aside with a smile. He never expected to get the money. Finally the Western acquaintance wrote to Mr. Dunne's business agent In New York. Inquiring as to how he could reach Mr. Dunne and where ho could send the money. The agent promptly replied by telegraph: "Never mind about the address. When .ready send the v money any where and Dunne will meet It halfway." There Is rest for the weary- If hs has worked for It.