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"THE UNION COUNTY PAPER EVERYBODY NEEDS IT"
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Monroe Journ1l
PUBLISHED TWICE EACH WEEK - TUESDAY AND FRIDAY
VOL.26. No. 68.
Monroe, N. 0 , Friday, October 1, 1020.
$2.00 PER YliR CASH
DR. NEAL'S POUTICS WERE .
HELD AGAINST HIM IN STOKES
REMOVING Tl.MHKlt IMPROVED
HIS PROPERTY, HE WAS TOU
Mr. Richardson Is Determined to tict
Dollar Per Pound fur Hla lotig
Staple.
"Up in Stokes county, where I was
reared, a democrat doesn't always
get a square deal," said Dr. J. V.
Real. Wednesday. "The county." he
continued, "is overwhelmingly re
publican, and it a man starts any
thing he seldom puts It across it he
happens to bo a democrat. Several
years ago, when they were building
roads in Stokos, tho contractors
craped top-soil off eight acres o
land that I owned. Everybody else
was reimbursed for their loss, but
roy claim for damages has beeu
persistently Ignored. On another oc
casion I won a suit for possession of
some land, off which the defendant
1a the case bad sold some fine tim
ber. I asked damages for my tim
ber,' but they laughed at my claim.
"Why man,' they said, 'your land has
been Improved. You couldn't hope
to cultivate it until you had the tim
ber cleared off. Today that timber
would be worth around two hundred
dollars to the acre."
Was Looking for the Warehouse
"When'a the warehouse going to
be opened?" asked Mr. Vann Sikes.
one of the large farmers of this sec
tion, the other day. "I ginned two
bales this morning," he continued,
"and I'm looking for a place to store
them. I'm not going to sell at pres
ent prices." The warehouse, It. is
stated, will be ready for businers
'within a few days.
Determined to (iet n Dollar u Pound
for Long Staple Cotton.
Mr. Cad Griffin, of the S-nidy
Kidge (section in Oxford township. Is
Among the thousands of I'uiuu
county farmers who are determiner
to hold their cotton until a bet Km
nrlce is offered. He also renorta that
farmers in his section tre right with
?him in the movement. "My neigh
bor, Ned Richardson,' remarked
Griffin, while In town Wednesday,
("planted long staple, cotton last
spring, and he says he Is going to g.
a dollar a pouad-.for It If he has to
hold until this time next yenr. I've
Kot a saw villi,' he told me, 'and I
can furnish enough bread and meat
lor the kids until next fall. That's
the spirit that wins," remarked Mr.
ilrooni, who overhead Mr. Griffin,
And who was manifestly pleased.
f 'Heretofore," he continued, "Ned ha
always believed that a bird in the
hand wns worth two in the bush.
I "Yea," chirped in Mr. Criftln, "ant",
'he used to gallop his hnrsos to town
to got hla cotton veich'vl before the
.'price had r chance ti drop anymore."
it tkiiinn l'iilni (Vil:i!v lllstorv.
During the af'er clliitio:- anecdotes
at the Kiwani supper l-st Tuesday
night at the Holte Joiiic, Mr. John
A. McRae of Charlotte told the story
of the organization o' Vn'.on county.
According to Mr. ,McR&e tho.-e w. a
strip of land lyln? along the western
border of Aiiboii county whii'h '.vr.
so poor and sorry that Anson did
not want It, and a similar strip along
the southern border of Mecklenburg
ho poor that Mecklenburg would r;
claim It, so a new county was form
and called Union. This vcrrion o'
SMonroe man present, and he re'a'
what he de-lare.l to be the true story
of the birth of Union county, as f
lows: There Is r territory about mid
way between the Pee Dee and Cr
tawba rivers and Just south of Rocky
river whore the finest "mounia!n
dew" in the world Is made. Some
eighty years ago the people of Anr.on
county discovered the delights to he
experienced from Imbibing this elixir
and bid claim to ell the territory.
The Meeklenburgers, however, had
also discovered the value of th"
product from this section and
claimed it. In order to avert a civil
war between the two old counties cf
Anson and Mecklenburg the lenlsla
ture ordered a new county establish
ed, and In token of the frleirrish'r
and harmony restored the county was
named Union.
fieorgc TelN a Rig Due.
While the luncheon was In pro"
ies?. the attention of the guetts was
diverted by some sort of a commotio
taking place on tho hotel roof. Soni
thought It was a cat fight, while oth
ers were In doubt. Mr. 0. S. Lee.
Jr., noticing the quizzical expression
on the facss of the Charlotte men,
undertook to quiet their fears. "Gen
tlemen," he said, as he arose, "the
noise you hear Is caused by football
players on the high school team
who are engaged In secret signal
prat lee on the root. They are going
to play Charlotte University team
next Saturday, and I'm here to tell
you that they are going to win.".
For Once Watson Is Modest.
"Tom Watson denies being the
father of rural mall service," re
marked Capt. W. E. Cason, as ne
handed us a copy of Watson's new
paper, "The Columbia Sentinel." "He
does, however," continued Capt.
Cason, "admit Zeb Green was right
m the extent of saying that be helped
ecu re the appropriation for the ser
Tlce." Watson, after reprinting the
Marsbvllle Home'a recent comment
on bis election, says: "urotner ureen
errs In one statement: I actually got
tha first anoronrlation. but It was not
Tted until 'hat noble Virginia gen
tleman, William L. Wilson, expert
She Was a Chum of Olive Thomas;
Olive Was Dead; "He" Didn't Lave
Her Any More So She Took Poison
Anna Daly. Cloak Model.
Finds So Little in Life
She Ends It All
LOCAL INTELLIGENCE
The mystery surrounding the
identity of the girl who died last
Thursday In Bellevue hospital, a sui
cide from drinking veronal, was dis
pelled when Mrs. Paul T. Black, or
McKeew Rock, Pa., identified the
body at the morgue as that of her
sister. Miss Anna Daly, a cloak model
and a chum of Olive Thomas,
"movie" star, who died several weeks
ago in Paris, also a poison victim,
says a New York dispatch.
Last Thursday iMiss Daly was re
moved from the Hotel Seville, Thirty
first street and Fourth avenue to
Bellevue hospital. She was admit
ted to the institution as "Mrs. Elisa
beth Anderson," the name she had
written In the hotel register. All ef
forts to rouse the girl to tell who
she was failed, and she sank steadily
without regaining consciousness.
That night Mlss Betty Martin, a
member of the Zlegfeld Follies, now
playing In Chicago, returned to her
apartment at the Hotel Monterey,
Broadway and Ninety-fourth afreet,
and found a note from Miss Daly
with whom she shared the room. It
read:
"He doesn't love me any niore. I
can't stand It any longer, and Olive
Is dead."
iMIss Martin Immediately notified
the police. Detective Jacob Fettdner
was sent up to Interview the Follies
chorus girl. While Miss Martin was
glviug the detective a description of
her missing chum Feudncr noticed a
story about the Hotel Seville suicide
and, comparing the published de
scription with the description of
Miss Daly supplied by her friend, de
cided to Investigate along that line.
Miss Martin had left with the
Follies company for Chicago, hut
Feudner managed to obtain entrance
to the apartment of the two girls
and found the address of the sister,
Mrs. Black. She was notified to come
here to see whether she could Ident
ify the body. .
..Monday -Bight,' while Mrs. ."Black
was on her way to this city, a man
who said thnt he was Edward Leudl
nen of 69 East 123rd street, called
at the morgue.- He sought permis
sion to view the body, saying that
he thought that It might be that of
his niece, Miss Elizabeth Anderson,
of Chicago. After he had admitted
that he bad not seen his niece for
about two years, the police refused
his request and he left.
Mrs. Black went to tho riorgur
yesterday afternoon, and after a
glance at the tmall form broke down
and said that It was her younger sis
ter. She c'.fcbred that In 1912 Anna
and Olive ThcTias, then the wife of
Bernard Kru?h, were employed to
gether In a Pittsburg departmen'
store. Both rirls had gone to the
s.'.nie sc'iool rnd were inseparable.
frl-Mib. Li lllZ, they decided to
visit Ne' York togither and after
their va-ailon thought they would
come heie end get on the stage,
A fw wee!. after their determi
nation to try their fortunes here,
thoy were living in a small unfur
nished r?om in West Forty-eighth
strt, Olive Tho-tas was earning
stnMI sui'.ia poring for photographers,
while Anna was socking a position
as model. Finally, Olive Thomas's
Rood looks began to nltinet atten
tion; she wont to the "Follies" aiul
her ti'eteorlc career began, a rise to
wealth and fame which ended the
o:hor day In Paris.
.Ihs Daly never obtained he
chaw on the stage. She continued
to work as a model, now and then
nor.lng for nrtlsls. Despite their dif
re rent paths, the girls continued fas'
friends and were frequent corres
pondents. The news of the death o'
Miss Thonns was a severe shock It,
Miss Daly, friends said last night in
declaring that melancholia Induced
by grief might have played a larger
part In her act than her note about
some unknown man would Indicate.
Beyond the fact that the man men
tioned In the girl's note was "a New
Yorker, now In Chicago," efforts tr
establish his Identity were fruitless
last night.
Mt. Calvary A. M. K. Zion Church
Tag Day.
We have been granted permission
by the honorable mayor, Mr. John C.
Slkes, that October 9th might be used
as "tag day." You will find commit
tees at the passenger station, at the
court house, and on the streets, and
we trust that no one wilt object to
then going In your store with aniall
badges bearing the name of this par
ticular church, at which time we
trust that you will buy at least one
or more of these little badges and
help us out. We make special appeal
to our good white people to help by
buying from the committee when ap
proached on that day. Will you
help or turn us away? Remember,
He that glveth to the poor, lendeth
to the lord. Signed by the Board of
Trustees; Rev. Q. W. Hunter, Pastor.
niented with It successfully In the
mountains of West Virginia. Mr.
Green Is one ot the very few editors
who has given me credit for this
national educational system, which
even the government In Its official
publications denies to its author."
Latest Happenings In and
Around Monroe,
The Wesleyan Philathea class will
meet Monday evening at 7:30 with
Mrs. J. T. Shute. A full attenadnce
is desired.
There will be a called meeting ot
the members of the Mill Creek Bap
tist church next Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. Business ot Importance
Is to be transacted.
The sacrament of the Lord's sup
per will be observed at the Presbyte
rian church next Sunday morning. A
preparatory service will be held this
evening at 7:30 o'clock.
On account of the Inclement wea
ther the Baptist woman's missionary
union was unable to have Its meeting
at Faulks church yesterday. The
date for the next meeting will be
announced later.
Rev. R. M. Halgler will preach at
Corinth Baptist church Sunday after
noon at 3 o'clock. The entire mem
bership Is requested to be present as
the letter to the association la to be
Oiled out and approved.
Of the forty-five or more cases
from this county on the federal court
docket, none came from either Lanes
Creek, Sandy Rldge or Jackson town
ships, according to Esq. M. L. Flow,
the United Stales commissioner.
Colonel Albert Cox, who speaks
here Tuesday, October 19th, was
elected president of the Thirtieth Di
vision association In Ashevllle Wed
nesday. He was colonel of the 113th
Field Artillery, of which the Blckett
Battery was a unit.
Louise McCollum, grand-daughter
of J. H. McCollum has raised a gourd
vine this summer from which she
gathered one hundred and twenty
gourds and had it not been for the
worms, would have gathered many
more.
An open competitive examination
under the rules of the U. S. civil ser
vice commission for the position of
clerk-carrier will be held In the post
office In Monroe on Oct. 23rd, com
mencing at o'clock a. m. . The sal
ary to begin with for this position is
11400 per year.
Rev. J. A. Smith of Duncan Me
morial church. Charlotte, will preach
at the M. E. church at Indian Trail
next Sunday evening at 3 o'clock.
He will be accompanied by his choir,
consisting of 30 or 40 talented sing
ers. Come out and hear them or you
will miss something grand.
The names of score of Union counf
ty citizens who failed to make re
turns under the revaluation act will
'te turned over to the solicitor ot the
Clstrlct for curt action, it has been
announced. Failure to list is a mis
demeanor under the law, and convic
tion carries with It a fine.
S. A. Montgomery of west Monroe
township Is at liberty under bond for
hla appearance in EBq. M. L. Flow's
court mxt Saturday on the charge of
stealing an automobile from Mr. B.
C. Hir.son. Montgomery, It Is alleg
ed, forced an entrance Into Mr. B.
C. Hlnson's garage at 10 o'clock on
the night of Sept. 27, and made away
with the car.
Lee Gulledge. the 9-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Gulledge of
Benton Heights, suffered a painful
Injury yesterdoy when he fell off of a
wagon. His dobc struck a broken
bottle, and was almost completely
severed. Physicians, however, were
able to sew the injured member
back, and unless blool poisoning
Bets In the young fellow will soon be
well.
The manager of the People's Drug
Company, a local concern owned and
operated by colored people, has been
bound over to the Federal court un
der a thousand dollar bond on the
charge of failure to keep a record or
narcotics used In filling prescriptions.
The arrest was made by Dr. Cart A.
Leves. federal narcotic inspector, and
the preliminary hearing was held be
fore United States commissioner m.
L. Flow on Wednesday.
Rev. S. L. Rotter has has returned
from a trip to Washington and the
Virginia theological seminary near
Alexandria, of which he is a gradu
ate. Mr. Rotter was a delegate from
North Carolina to the fifteenth In
ternational congress against alcohol
ism held In Washington and at Ral
eleh attended a conference of the
Episcopal diocese of North Carolina
on work of the nation-wide cam
paign for the missionary work of the
church for this year.
St. Paul's KpiNcoal Church
Sunday, Oct. 3 Sunday school at
o'clock, C. H. Hasty, superintendent.
Serlvce of the holy communion,
with sermon, at 11 o'clock.
Men's Bible class at 4:30 p. m.,
J. J. Parker leader.
Evening prayer and sermon at 8
Litany service' every Wednesday
night at 8 o ciocK.
Community Schedule.
Miss .Lura Heath, director, an
nounces the following community
service schedule: Union, Monday;
Jerome. Tuesday: 8hlloh. Wednes
day; Unlonvllle, Thursday; Prospect,
Friday. Extra good program next
week. Performance begins prompt
ly at T.ii p. m.
Deeds speak louder than word.i
in the real estate business.
IN REGISTERING WOMEN ARE
MOT REQUIRED TO GIVE AGE
DEMOCRATIC CHAIRMAN LEE
TELLS HOW TO KKtilSTKK
Fair Sex Are Not Compelled to Pay
Poll Tax, But Must Uo to Itrgt
trar in Person.
"All persons not previously regis
tered and who expect to vote, at the
election ou November t are required
to present themselves in person be
fore the registrar ot the precinct for
registration between now and Octo
ber. 23," reads a statement Issued by
Mr. G. S. Lee, Jr., chairman of the
Union county executive committee.
Voters cannot be registered In any
other way or manner," the statement
continues. "They cannot be register
ed by mail or over the telephone. The
registrar of the precinct will be at
the polling place on each of the four
Saturdays during the registration pe
riod with his books for the purpose
of registering voters. At other times
he may be found at his residence.
"The woman voter is subject to the
same conditions and qualifications as
apply to the male voter, except that
she Is not required to pay a poll tax
or exhibit a poll tax receipt In order
to register and vote In the coming
election. Before registering each wo
man voter must take the following
oat 3:
'That she will support the
constitution of the United States
and the constitution of the State
ot North Carolina, not inconsist
ent therewith; that she has been
resident of the State ot North
Carolina tor two years, ot the
county for six months and of the
precinct In which she proposes
to vote four months; that she la
21 years of age and has not reg
istered for this election In any
other precinct.
"The attorney general has ruled
that the woman voter need not give
her exact age, but she must state that
she is 21 years of age or over. An
act of the extra session of the gen
eral assembly of 1920 defines the res
idence of a married woman living
with! her husband to be where her
husband resides, and that of a woman
living separato and apart from her
huebjnd to be where she actually re
sides. -
"Where a person has moved from
one precinct to another precinct In
the same county within four months
from the election, such person should
register and vote at the old precinct.
"At the coming election six boxes
will be provided in which the follow
ing ballots will be deposited: (1)
State officers, including United States
Senator; (2) members of congress;
(3) presidential electors; (4) mem
bers of the general assmbly and coun
ty officers; (S) township constable
and Justices of the peace, and (6)
constitutional amendments.
"Under the absentee voters law.
any person duly registered who may
be absent from the county or physi
cally unable to go to the polls for
the purpose of voting In person,
which fact shall be made to appear
by the certificates of a physician or
by affidavit, shall be allowed to reg
ister and vote upon application to the
chairman of the county board of elec
tions, who will furnish the voler bal
lots and blank certificate necessary
for voting."
MMK ADDED TO COMPLETE
FERTILIZER DOUBLES YIELD
DESPITE THE BAD WEATHER
49 WOMEN REGISTERED HERE
MRS. E. M. GRIFFIN WAS THE
OLDEST TO ENROLL HEK NAME
Mrs, W. E. Cason at South Monroe,
and Miss Sarah Welsh, at Xortli
Monroe, First to lU-giMer.
Dean C. Ii. WtlllimiM (iives Results of
Koiiimkiiblo Tent at the Iredell
I arm,
Listen to this, fanners! begins a
statement from Mr. T. J. W. Broom,
the county farm demonstrator. Mr.
C. B. Wllliums, dean of agriculture,
says in tho last ls3iie of the Progres
sive Farmer, that at the Iredell test
farm In 1920, lime added to a com
plete fertilizer more than doubled the
yield of hay.
2. Increasing the fertilizer appli
cation from 400 to 800 pounds per
acre led to an Increase In yield of
clover hay almost 60 per cent, with
the same labor and expense for put
ting in the crop.
3. Lime added to an application
of acid phosphate increased the yield
of red clover hay more than three
and one-half times over acid phos
phate alone.
4. Lime added to a fertilizer car
rying nitrogen and phosphoric acid
increased the yield ot clover hay
about seven times over nitrogen and
phosphle acid.
6. Lime added to fertilizer appli
cation carrying phosphoric acid and
potash increased the yield a little
over six times more than was secur
ed without the lime.
The Progressive Farmer of this
week carries a photograph of a field
of wheat on the farm of J. C. Fox
Sons of Statesvllle that five years
ago would not average five bushels
of wheat per acre; but by the use of
lime and clover to build It up, a yield
ot forty-six bushels an acre was har
vested this year. Why not get some
lime, sow some wheat and clover and
build up your land? If you will
place your order at once you can se
cure lime by time to sow wheat, uet
busy and make up a car for your
neighborhood and let It be coming.
You will be glad you did it vlien the
boll weevil arrives.
Rev. R. M. Ha'cler will fMl his reg-
.nnA.in...t nt 'Uaulrhnla fiat-
i U .1.11 tiff fuiuillivtil m ..1 ! . v ....... w
urday afternoon at 2 o clock, and on
Sunday at 11 o'clock.
Despite the continued rains, forty
nine Monroe women registered yes
terday in the Monroe precincts.
Miss Sarah Welsh was the first to
register at North Monroe, and Mrs.
W. E. Cason the first at South Mon
roe. Mrs. E. M. Griffin, who lives In
the South Monroe precinct, was the
oldest to register, having given her
age at 72 years. Several young la
dies, between 21 and 22 years of
age, were also among those register
ing yesterday.
To the surprise of the registers,
Messrs. Duncan Huntley and Judge
Rogers, few ot the women showed
any hesitancy about giving their age.
The law does not require women, in
registering. to give thtr age,
but most of those registering yester
day Insisted on giving their exact
age, the same Information required
ot male voters.
Those registering at South Mon
roe were: Mrs. C. A. Ayscue, Mrs. L.
Austin, Mrs. G. M. Beasley, Mrs. W
S. Baskervllle, Mrs. W. E. Cason,
Mrs. Fred Carroll, Mrs. T. T. Cape
hart, Mrs. Carrie Coble, Mrs. Lura
L. Evans, Mrs. Vannr Funderburk,
Mrs. W. Z. Faulkner, Mrs. Julian
Griffin, Mrs. E. M. Griffin. Mrs. J.
T. Griffith. Mrs. Fred Huntley, Mrs.
Duncan Huntley, Mrs. R. H. Har
gett, Miss Clara Laney, Mrs. J. Frank
Laney, Mrs. G. S. Lee, Mrs. Heath
Lee, Miss Virginia Lee, Mrs. M. C.
Long, Mrs. W. A. Lane, Miss Mabel
Lane, Mrs. Hen 17 Melton, Miss Ro
berta Penegar, Mrs. R. L. Payne, Mrs.
J. J. Parker, iMIss Anna Lee Plyler,
Miss AUie Horn, Miss Claudia San
ders, Mrs. Jeff Sewell, Mrs. J. C.
Sikes, Mrs. V. D. Sikes, Mrs. J. E.
Stewart. Mrs. W. C. Sanders, Mrs. J.
F. Williams, and Mrs. J. D. Warren.
At North Monroe the following
registered: Mrs. I. H. Blair, Mrs. W.
C. Crowell, Miss Bessie Reid Hous
ton, Miss Jennie Hartsell, Mrs. P. H.
Johnson, Miss Cora Montgomery.
Miaa Haiel Melton, Mrs. Tioscoe Phl-
rer, "Mrs. A. A. Scales, Mrs. Lloyd
Stilton, and Mrs. J. C. Thomas,
The registration books will be
open all day tomorrow. Mr. Duncan
Huntley, register for South Monroe,
can bo found at Lathan & Richard
son's store; while Mr. Judge Rogers,
registrar for North Monroe, has his
headquarters In the court house.
Registrars for the various precincts
outside of Monroe are:
WILL SELL 7000-BVSHKL
CROP HERE THIS WINTER
Dr. Ewing Rents Warehouse Ap
ples Are Selling Cheap In the
MoiinliiiiiH.
Dr. J. B. Ewlng of Mitchell county
has rented a part ot the Co-Operative
Mercantile Company warehouse at
the freight station here and will en
deavor to dispose of his 7,000 bushel
apple crop In this section. He will
be ready for business by the first of
November, ho announced while here
last week. Of the apple situation,
the Journal learns (hut: "The pres
ent crop Is one of the biggest ever
made and while the quality of the
fruit Is good the prices have opened
very low. One mountaineer said he
was not averaging over twenty-live
cents a bushel and that if he had to
Mre them picked It would not pay
him to haul them in for that. The
.".ppics thl j man had were the large
gieen kind and above the average for
early fall stuff. A barrel of apples
ready for shipment will cost the pur
chaser around $3.50; $1.30 of this
amount being for the be.rrel itself. A
mountaineer said he used to make
barrels for five cents apiece and sell
them for a quarter. Labor has gone
up In the mountains as everywhere
else. One man who bought apples
from the trees last fall and paid 75
cents a barrel for them that way said
all the profits he expected to make
were eaten up In the cost of getting
the fruit to market. The prices in
dicated are not for choice orchard
fruft but simply for the apples which
grow at random on the hillsides
about the mountain homes. That 1.1
the way most of the North Carolina
apples have been grown In the past.
It Is not the way most of them will
be grown In the future. Real orch
ards are being created In varlou parts
of western North Carolina and In a
few years this Is going to be a won
derful fruit country."
JOHN PARKER SAYS HE IS
PROUD OF SOUTHERN BLOOD
REMINDS AUDIENCE OF HIS
GRANDE AlHMt-B WAR UKl'OKD
In Wentworth Speech, He Claims
That South Has Been Ignored by
(Jot eminent.
Anson Man Finds His Taee Are IjCma
Under Revaluation.
(From the Wadesboro M. A I.)
Mr. J. F. Baucom, of Lanesboro,
was the first man In the county to
pay his 1920 taxes, he having paid
Sheriff Braswell last Monday. When
Mr. Baucom went to the sheriff's of
fice he was afraid his taxes would be
largely Increased, perhaps doubled,
and he was very much relieved when
he heard the figures. Mr. Baucom
paid $12.10 this year, and $13.47
lul year, making the amount this
year $1.37 less than before. He is
a land owner, and almost all his
tax is on real estate.
Let somebody carry the news to
Candidate John Parker, who thinks
he is making votes by claiming that
the farmer is discriminated against.
In his Wentworth speech Wednes
day, Mr. J. J. Parker, republican
nominee for governor, besides deal
ing with state and national issues,
devoted much time to a discussion
or the "Solid South." On this sub
ject be said in part: "I am proud
of the fact that I am a Southerner.
I am proud of the men and women
who in anti-bellutu days made the
name of the South a aynonyn of
chivalry and honor. I glory In the
bravery and the manhood and the de
votion of the men who followed the
"Lost cause." My grandfather ten
fighting for the Confederacy at the
ill-starred battle of Chancellorsvllle,
and his bones today He In an un
marked Virginia grave. I would be
untrue to him whose name I revere
it I should ever cease to love this
beautiful section which gave me
birth and tor which he gave his lite.
"And it is because I love the South
and her splendid people that I am
grieved at her political condition.
Every wise man knows that the on
party system is the greatest curse
against the south has to contend. It
means that the south has lost her
voice In the council ot the nation,
that political leadership In the south
has deteriorated and that the inter
ests ot the south are Ignored by the
national government.
"I know that during the period of
democratic ascendency southern men
occupied Important chairmanship In
congress. But every student of af
fairs knows that this amounted to
nothing. Both parties write their
platform and name their candidates
to appeal to the so-called doubtful
states, that is to the states that en
Joy political freedom. In the naming
of their candidates and the formula
tion of their policies both parties Ig
nore the south. They do this be
cause they think that the south has
already voted before the election.
When someone suggested to Mr. Car
ter Glass of Vlrglula that he aspire
to the democratic nomination, he
sadly replied, "I come from the sec
tion that always furnishes the votes
for my party, hut never furnishes the
candidates." To this I would add
that the reason why It "never" fur
nishes the candidates is because it
"always" furnishes the votes.
"The one party system has meant
the detrioratlon of southern, leader
ship. It has meant that policies have
ceased to be a contest over princi
ples and has degenerated Into a pet
ty squabble over personalities. Big
men refuse to enter a contest of that
sort; and the result has been that
the big men of the south have with
drawn from politics and have left
the noble duty of statesmanship to
men of lesser stature. And so low has
southern leadership fallen under this
condition that in the crucial hour of
the nation's history, with southern
men because of seniority filling every
important chairmanship in congress,
the president found it necessary to
call upon men from other sections to
put through the legislation necessary
to save the life of the republic. That
Is what has been done to southern
leadership by what Judge Carter has
eloquently called 'political serfdom.'
"The south Is ignored by the gov
ernment. In 1914 the cotton market
went to pieces because of the out
break of the war. Cotton then had
a high potential value, but it was im
possible to sell it at any reasonable
price. During that awful time the
south was 'bled white.' Merchant
after merchant went to the wall, and
thousands stood In the shadow of
want. But while the government
had time and time again gone to the
assistance of business of other sec
tions, It did not turn over its hand
to help the south. The democratic
party had absolute control of the
government, and the south had been
voting the ticket for fifty years: but
the democratic party did nothing, be
cause It thought 11 could depend on
the south anyhow, and to help the
south might antagonize some other
section. The Manufacturers Record
says that if the south really knew
what high officials of tho government
have done at various times In ili
frantic effort to beat down the price
of cotton It does not believe that the
democratic party would carry a sin
gle southern state,
"Let's change this situation. The
time ha? come whn the national re
publican party ha: taken the position
on the great uatic.ial Issue of the day
wnicn appeals to the patriotism and
sterling Americanism of the people
01 Norm Carolina. Let s assert our
political freedom and vote without
sectional or partisan prejudice to
preserve the ludepenednce and the
institutions of our beloved country.
By so doing we will not only do our
duty to our country, but we will have
stricken oft the shackles of political
serfdom, and In addition will have
given our state the blessings of the
two party system and the inestimable
benefits which comes from a change
ot government."
Monroe Market.
Cotton 24 to 24 H
Seed 7
Eggs , 40
Hens 70
Young chickens 40 to 45
Sweet potatoes .... .... .... $1.5

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