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THE MOmOE JOCJULIL, FRIDAY". FTORrAnV 4. 1MI.
FIGUT PACK WOI IJJ RESIGN IX FAVOR K MNATOll J. .. IMUCK Continued from Page 8. commissioners as public roads. When we take Into consideration, by com parison that this total mileage is equal to three time the distance from her to New York City, it can then be realized thje stupendousness of the undertaking of reconstruction and continuous maintenance. The Ilsatbfiel One At the meeting it was also very apparent that the majority of the dissatisfied ones were composed of not only proved a failure wherever I think It will be conceded" that it was I tested, but in his own township of Sandy Ridge, where it was operated under special act dictated by him self and the management controllw by himself. So diluted was he that he Joined with Messrs. Redwine and Griffin in creating our present law which he so severely attacks, and think of it, even as late as last Au- their duty to make an effort, the road commission with the effort of Porter 4 Boyd, negotiated every loan pending the final sale of the bonds right recently. It 1 veiy true that after we had arraened for the several loans it ap:eared that they executed same in a spirit of duress. It ap peared to our board that Mr. J. C. gust, when we bad operated under bikes, the county attorney, was. or the new art for rotore than a year, acted as if he were, in fart, the whole he joined In creating an amendment j board of county commissioners, as no action or assistance could be procured . . . k. . W 1. i ... except through him IknuK Sold At UO Why was the last two hundred thousand dollar issue, bearing six per cent, sold at 96 rents on the dollar, which made the rate ten per cent for suggested by the commission. Oh jyes! The Job Is too big it's not true j and Jim knows it. He also knows 'that ll larpa Interest with KiihaMii. a class who had met with disappoint- j ar,OSi gucn tne townships as re- inent in Deing stopped ami neiu up )at to , c(H,ntv. has a central point by the commisoion in thfir linposi- of administration In order to co tinn nn the count v in the eisiintc- i .ir.i.. . n..!.n.. u nance Vcrk. In explanation, i. h" ,hi peared to the new board that there have for quite a time been operative , '"P" """owed for the road corn had been a great laxity and leak-, ' ' ,.,, mission was not due and could have age in this work, r-eardless or the I ,nke 1 renewed at a rale of right per red tape rules that h, '.. -en adopted' There is one thing that the people j cent, thereby saving the county oa and that there was n'g .Wem of lay- jof ,ni'' county do know, and that is ithis deal four thousand dollars. What ing out or Inspecting the work alter lnat "' friend Jim is a fairly good j was done with this money vnd on 'having been done and no provision 'politician, and that he is acrobatic to what conditions and what late, peid had been provided bv the law con-: '' extent tlut he usually knots: in? the iilatu: ty of the niv duo by ...n.in.r 8-iimp nnr a" nmvision for 'hen and where to jump and usually the county? romnensatlon for having it done in manages to Jump into the head of a j I will ;:sk Mr. Hornby, one of the other words this wa-s one of the weak I l'lular movement, but on this par points ascertained by experience. ; tlcular occasion, you will find that This fact having been called to the!1"' a '" sl'c miscalculation, attention of our representatives, they r 'f change is made, will have u at the special session of the general "nn-i juu ,.. ce!:imiss:oi.ers. if he was not an avowed advocate of t Ji r ad law and enthusiastic concerning s;a.ie u mi nt the time the Providence road was under constrtirt'on by Weddingion assembly of last suniiner. had passed ! You (ia' ,?l:,t no 1,111,1 ran handle, and did he not express himself, not an amendment, providing that all a neicuiean jon as cio cue in work in eaqh townhip in tile way of. question, and jet you want it back, upkeep or maintenance had to be laid ! v l ' 0;", "ns before, in the out Inspected and approved by the hands of the chairman of Me county electorate of the township before commissioners. Yes, I say that there pavinent was made at the oflice. This' are many men in I'nion county who change worked admirahlv for the 1 rr,n niaster the task and you are one eotmtv. but disgruntled those who heu. ?o therefore, join with an. had not acted honestlv and consci- a'" I v ill resign V your favoi. am entious. I you will then have an excuse lo move ... , , . , ,r 1 to Monroe at which place you have Msgi-mitled Over Kemoxel of r..p ; m.,nif,,sU,d a u,isi,v ,0 livt oll f.. ' , eral occasions. 1 1 - ! 1 i I jv ... -v . notlier Class vi o;.ssusueo o...m ..,.Ai m.k..iii. consisted of those who held imagi nary grievances, as to the ivaioaI of top-soil from their lands lor crown ing or putting "roofs"' on the road alter having been graded, and v.ho, in solhe Instances, can never be con vinced that the removal will not. in most instances, really damage, and included In this number are those who pose as road advocates, but when the test comes, in their seinsiiness, What of Mr. J. Z. Green of the Marshville Home, who' at various tiias has blown cold and then hot and at times very vicious In his at tacks on the road commission, yet he has shown inconsistency by re fusing to Join us when offered an appointment on the board to fill a vacancy. At the meeting of the 22 nd, he had tht) appearance of an they will direct you to the other fei- " ' low as having an extra fine grade sacrificial altar, and remarked in tha of, soil for the purpose needed. j "-, I'w-ullar to h niself e must . ii i ! not inj't personalities In this dis- Hie Pay of Porter & Rod ! (.u,sion. ls t00 lmporant." "We Another class were those who hon- s,ould deliberate calmly and let eftly believed certain erroreftus re- j jv,dKiuetit prevail." "And while I ports which had been widely broad-!, on the door I wish to apologize to cast. one. report being that I'oi'ter j jr Henderson and Major Heath for & lioyd. the general contractors on ,,),,, rauslc criticism that I have in construction were to receive ten per j tn,, iat directed at them." These cent on the cost of all construction, , remarks were made following a talk whether they did the work or not i j,ad made In defense of the road and on the same basis that the gov-, jaw nd ita administration. His rc erninent did in construction of can-1 nla, ks hore the ear-marks of sincerity tonmeiits, etc., during the war. which ' nM(1 MerP verv ni,Maslng to a was cost plus', and the more the cost , "wounded pride." Hut lo and be tue greater the commission or pay. I hold! and please God, on the 27th As a matter of fact, this Is abso- jnst jllKt nvp aayg Bt,,r tt,e above lutely without foundation and un-1 ,1U0t(,d utterance, he has an editorial true and Mr. Henderson, who was . ( h(s p.,H,r lnore vicious than ever, chairman of the board at the time;nn(i wii'h carried a inlwpresenta- the contract was made, together with every other member of the board, will verify the fact that It was im possible to get small contractors to come here and take a Job and that no organization of consequence could be made up In the county owino: to lack of experience and prevailing conditions as to there being no plethora of labor. Furthermore, and to the contrary. Porter & Hoyd do tion of facts, couched in words to deceive and It is very evident that his statements were not on account of ignoraure, but deliberately mean. He complains at the amount that has been spent In Marshvllle township, through bull-headed discrimination and appalling inefficiency in admin istration, naming the amount as $28.ft00.0(l and by a seductive arithmetical equation of distortmeut not receive any commission except m tn;lt coony, foxy, possy style of on the work actually done by thepi and the less cost at which they sub let the work, the greater would be their pay in commission, and there- his, proves that his township should have had up to this time $100,000.01) of the $50i),O00.0O Issue and there fore, by double equasion, I suppose, fore the incentive to sub-let the work or R,omltrlcally In all probability, ns as long as possible. In explanation, a fixed price for the dillerent classes of work, was agreed on cay fifty cent pr cubic' yard for the Item of excavation, on this Porter & lioyd would receive ten per cent or five cents per yard, whether It cost more or less, should it cost him llfty-five cents, he shares equally With the county this extra cost of five cents and if he got it done for forty-hve cents a yard, the county equally with him in the saving. measured by the "pons ass norum, which translated Into 'plain Kngllsh mentis "The bridge of Asses," and by other unknown process deduces a fi nal result, showing that Marshvllle township had been swindled out ot $90,000.00 Zeb Green knows this is misleading and absolutely false. What .Marshvllle Has Received As a fact, there has been expended shares 0,1 construction oi roans leaning into a j Marshvllle and on maintenance of ..... . . . iMiiwla In Mnrchvllle tnu-n;mn 148- a matter of ract, trie gain Dy imnn i ; , -- - made such an agreement has actually j 735.06 not Including- the state high earned for the county about $7,000. way which passes hrough Ma.shv le v. lnch will be deducted fiom the ; 't and wes and with eight miles i,, . n.,.,1 0.tii.mei !of this road In that township at an Bear in mind that this base price of estimated cost of $7,000.00 to the fifty cents was as low or In fart slightly lower than from any other bid at t!ie time and Porter & Boyd were prepared to put up the required bond. In substanriatlon of the fart that the price paid Porter Boyd was In keeping with conditions, we placed a bid and made a contract with the state highway commission for the construction ot the Charlotte Wilmington highway at a price baaed mile, or $56,000.00 for the eight miles, one-fourth of which Union county pnys, or "$14,000.0 and this added to the $48,735.06 above makes a tetal of $62,735.06 of a total of $367, 38ft. 65 for highway construc tion in the entire county, or one : iv of the whole, whereas, wo have nine townships. Altitude of Omnly ('oiinniNtioiicrs It might be in keeping with the on sixty-five cents a yard for excava-, order of things to now ventilate tho tion. in coiupetltionwlth some of tho j munty commissioners in this matter, largest contractions In the country. what hns been the attitude or those rnd In turn took Porter & lioyd in commissioners toward the road com on equal partnership, owing to their 1 minion? it appears that they are in having control of outfits, and haveppn ad accord with J. X. Price, since sub-let same and will make ajj. 7,, Oiennand the Monroe Chamber profit for the county for our part of j of Commerce. The entire present nppro:.imntely $6,000.00. membership of our road board have Another widely circulated charge heen surprised and nonplussed a to was that the road continlsslon was 1 why we have had no apparent co $250,000.00 In debt, we actually owe operation from the parent or daddy $52,000 00 by audited statement ana rabbit of the w hole affair. I would long since, advocating another i.-su for half million dollars for this year and a continuation of the system and why the sudden change in mind if cba'iv-d? I v ill nl.-o ask Mr. Se crest. if he has not at times expressed a feeling of satisfaction at the man ner in wiiich the road v.o:k was pro grej.dng and that he hoped same would conditinue? Perhaps we had bet begin to close this dialetic with a paitial anal ysis of the unique re-olutions of the Monroe Chr.mbcr of Commerce. 1 believe they embodied their resolu tions into seven paragraphs, and in those resolutnons I can see the hand writing on the wall the same old story of Price and Green reiterated, with a few variations in the minor note.- abolish that road commission and go back to the old ways of doing things. naturally. It would have been thought that this body of TRO GRKSSIVKS would not have been reactionaries as the veiy meaning of Chamber of Commerce is "up-to-date," portends the very opposite, accompanied with push, pluck and prosperity. (2) That the tax money collected for road purposes be distributed to the several townships in proportion to road tax paid. This is and has been done as near as practical. (3) That the county commissioners appoint a road committee of three in each township, the chairman to be supervisor and that the upkeep be in the hands of this three, under con trol of rounty commissioners. It can be seen at once that that Is paving the way for the creation of 27 office holders "instead of 9 as we now have it. Three men cannot agree due to selflshetiss, prejudices, etc. One good man will take more inter est and accomplish more with less conTusion. By this plan, we would have to have nine outfit. of certain machinery instead of having it cen tralized as It Is and placed where and when needed. It will result in gen eral confusion. As it Is now being conducted, when a report is called to the attention oi the central office that pertain repairs are needed in a cer tain township, the electorate of that township-1 at once notified by phone or leter, he in turn investigates, has the work done, inspects same after done, o. k.'s the bill and then It Is paid and charged to the particular township In case of extraordinary repair the rhan gang force is sent to the job. The remainder of their resolution Is iiiilmporatnt and needs no reply. Xo Apologies for Critic Imii At the meeting on the 22nd, I did criticise the Chamber of commerce, and I have no apololgies but some ex planations to make. I am fully aware of the fact that this organization is composed very largely of many of our very best citizens and a few of an entirely different element. Just as it Is in churches, lodges, etc., and this organization is to be commend ed for Its endeavor for the general uplift to our town and community, and condemned when a thinking per son sees differently. It was very apparent to me that their resolutions were not prompted by any good or great interest in roads, but by an arbitrary Invasion of the tights or a very few Individu als who did this without revealing the real purpose and to satisfy a grudge at me Individually, in plain Kngllsh, It Is a "back wash" and an under handed lash at me, because of my ac tivity, together with others, with reference to Mullis and others of the old administration. I never hit be low the belt nor hide behind a, stump. Many Meinliern Opie Resolutions I know that a majority or the Chamber or Commerce would not la vor the resolution as presented sup posedly by Its board or directors. Many have voluntarily told me to. Since taking the position that I have. I reel impelled to make somewhat of ftl,ee".'V iif - I mfllll Ul etr w llt'ir mum. A uh ji i I as against have assets as outlined t not, m what I shall say, for anything ! detailed statement and I hopt 1 formerly of $81,121.24 Senator Price's- Letter Next In order, suppose we take up the letter of J. N. Price, which was read at this meeting of recalcitrants and refractory element. Am sorry of Pi li e's illness aud hope for speedy recovery. Wish he couhl have been with us so ns to have championed Ills Hop 011 the road question in his unimatable style of oratory and to have been in position to ply him with some questions face to face. From his letter, he has evidently been In conference with some of the "proml tienrs" of Monroe. I ngree w ith him that we cannot afford to take a bark ward or re actionary step on the road proposition. By his past eighteen months observation, he argues that we cannot afford to spend 100 cents wound the feelings of a single menr ber of the board, as I am a friend to each of them and have known them long and favorably. Why were the bonds sold for an amount that only netted us 1484. 494.1)6? It Is an admitted fact that no bus iness, especially one In which nil the people are Interested, ran be opera shall not reiterate. Some or the older citizens will perhaps recall that I was here as n very young man doing thing to fur ther Monroe's and Union county's in terests long before the meaning of Chamber of Commerce was known anil some time before many of the nresent captains of industry wore ted on a satisfactory manner without ; swearing cioines. .111 im se u....s funds to liquidate current and opera-1 are P',c nistory ana nave ueei, 10 - tive expense. It is a fact, as applied to the present board, that we have moved aloa?; in a hand to mouth manner most nil the while and that gotten in this great day of wicked new and wonderful progress. m I lee ply Interested In Ronds Seriously, not only myself, but ev- fAil rili ami pet SO cenl worth done, and he admits that he offers .l'a created more .M---I1--... . . ftnv oilier f.Trtor I n'1 - no rriiicuun 01 me presem iiinnt:- , ; ... ;. inc. but at the same time r.e criii r1:r"i and say.i that It U the systeiti ruder which the business Is opei :( !. and his remedy for the lllne 10'a r.i n the township unit for a period of three months weie,r.y u,mber or our board are deeply entirely without funds, with the ox- Entcrfstfcl In this road matter. Our cept'on of one loan or $2,500 and an-1 M,u!: minds, hearts and pride have' other or sa.ouu w nirn .Mr. serrest as sisted nie In F-ertirlng foni a local bank. This very fact or hiving nn m-ir.ey with which to pav IotI li'l' n t' I difficulty In I even under t'- i -- f l-et ill" fir rbol been in the enterprise. The founda tions and pii'dsills hive been laid. We can profit by experience. We '!,! 1 -e " e i 1! ;"!:o , r.r, nil :m-!i .1 .. i-:tltf,.l i rf"i 11 n -1 Dont Buy Inferior Foodstuffs 4 They Impair Your Digestive Organs. yflfhen you tyty pure and wholesome groceries you buy something more. You are buying health, .strength, and the mental and physical ability to become prosperous and contented in life. We sell groceries and other foodstuffs that are guaranteed to be free from a))) impurities. They are the only safe kind to buy: therefore the only kind we sell. Bivens Brothers n tt r 283,. PHONES 41 A THIS is a picture of an English bakery of the fifteenth century. That was a long time ago and things have changed since then. Among these changes is that ot preparing food. We know how to make Bread and Rolls of a kind that makes eating a pleasure for the people ot this community. They have the home flavor, and their use avoids the drudgery of home baking. They invariably bring our customers back for more. Quality and cleanliness are the twin mottoes of this bakery at all times. Bread 10 and 20 cents. Pay No More. MONROE AUTOMATIC BAKERY Jack Ilernigr, Properietor. & a sitiiiv i nn-: ikism : n. i taught to retard anecdotes hint w lien . us snii ! of th -ir I'nless the work is carried on, what lias been done w ill be practically lost. I am in favor of making out a patrol MXitem for each township for main tenance, details of which are al ready in the iiuliinK. 1 speak for the others in sayliiK for myseir, that not a man desires to remain on the board, but feel that n change is a reilection on our ability and intellect, even though it emanates from such a source and such, an aiiKUst body. ."Lay on Mcntiff and damned be he that first cries hold enough." In final conclusion, mark my pie diction that a return to the township unit and other changes suggested, spells an end to obtaining good roads in l'n ion county, and quoting the concluding paragraph In Governor Morrison's recent learned, unique and profound address to the general, as sembly, "These are my recommenda tions, and may Cod's will about them, he done in jiotir decision, as it Is done in heaven." W. C. HKATH. The Mother Instinct in OH. Several articles that I have seen in TIip fonnianlon 011 the sagacity of cats, writes a contributor, prompt mo to tell an experience that I once lout u-itb n cut of niv own. When I was a girl at our old homestead in Illinois I had a pet black-and-white cat that I called Kdith. From kii tenhood Rhe shared my rambles. She as full of nervous, muscular activ ity a real "live wire. After her first kittens came sue used all her l.ervoun energy in pro- i.iini' thwni with mice, voiins rab- hlta nnd other wild came. When they died of distemper she was Inconsola- hla Her henrtbreuk ng wails for ner lost babies were painful to hear and brought tears to our eyes. One day not long arter wnen i as weaving carpet on the big loon' i nnr lmx-e summer kitchen and my mother was at work in the garden, I eard a tiny chicken in tne puck vard give a shrill squawk as If it had been ennght. The next mo nt i cat. with the chick in Her nioiun and with the hen in close pursuit. (lathed In at the dor, sprang upon i. henrh Ives-ill e me. ran across the loom and leaped up Into the loft. . . . . ... . i -I..- I dropped my snume aim, mmnm niniH tn ihi h:icW of the loom, scram bled hurriedly after the cat to re- i-e the chicken. What was my as- en'sbment to Mud that the cat wn t devouring the chick, but had ted herself round It aud wa purr - Vipnilv. I concluded, however, ' e v .- -si!;: bi:!ini; her time; ' 1-" rid a sharp -(-k 1'ie rhlck bri"k to its mother. Hut the cat time alter time tepeated the performance until it finally dawned on us th:t she had found the los:. of her kitties uiiLiiai iible and had resolved lo adopt some chickens to replace them. We oI. served that she always picked out white chickens, and remembered that her kittens had all been while. Krom The Youth's Companion. Courtesy requires that yon lil'lgh heartily when your friend telis a joke. If you stait al the wrong time he'll merely think he has improved upon the telling. E23 LK I ! . O Many persons, otVnv!?o C E3 Tlgorou3 and he"' !'', are C! 3 bothered occi3io j : wUh PS Indigestion. The cuts of a p! JI-.J.--J u Wl ClZUl UlTCU BlUUiai'U liU IUC pn eyEtftn aro danperous, rnd prompt treatment of Ind'gcs- t8 tion Is important. "The only E medicine I nave noraed ona been something to aid diges tion and clean the liver," writtg Mr. Fred Ashby, a McKlnney, Texas, farmer. "My medicine ! Heiigar I leeched the lrnte OIJ K-Anny Colonel. ( From the Youth's Companion ) Lord, Itossmori' is an Irish peer of the traditional, rollicking kind. In his recollections he tell two anec dotes of Irish beggars, who also aro of th" sort that we have boe;i as typical. Th the merit, howei'ir . of being warranted genuine many of those that make also make us suspicious truth. The fighting Irish fetl a natu.;J sympathy for fighting men. Them was a ceitain hot tempered old Irish colonel, retired, who detested beggars and who never gave alms except ti soldiers. The professional beggars had learned to avoid his houe, but one afternoon a beggar, whose day had been especially unproductive, de i tel inined to try his luck, doing boldly to the front door, he first knocked J and then banged; but the colonel, who could see him fiom an tippe" j window, guessed his errand ami I would not permit the summons to jbe answered. After plying the knock er for a Ion. time in vain the per- sibl- iit fellow went round to the b.trk door and started the racket afresh. That was too much. The colonel came storming down to the door and flung it npen. "How dare ye bang my (loot ?" h demanded fui iously. "Well, er honor, I thought maybe ye'd help a poor man --" "Did ye Well, get off the premise;, at once; I've nothing for ye." "Ah. but, yt r honor. I've b -oti at the front . " "Have ye, then? Ah. that's an other matter, me poor man. Hero's i a shilling for ye." j "Thanks, yey honor! Oh. thanks!" ;sald the mail, pocketing the shilling? and bet-iking himself to the foot of 'the steps before finilisliilig his sen tence. "I was a Ijng time at the , front door!" i The kick that the colonel aimed at trm missed it mark, and tin- col- :one-s angty wonls f,. harmless on 1 rapidly reii rating ears. i The second anecdote concerns I,onI j Rossmo'e's f-, loud. Lady I'ilk ituTtoti. She was once walking wiih another lady, who was ncroniprnled by an ar rogant iiii.l HI-tempered poodie. They met an old h.-gg.-ir woman, whoso looks :o enriiged the dog that it made a rus'i and bit her lo:r. H"r howls so t'uichod Ladjr r lu- vt that while: -ipied in reducing; to proper poll I i sliMlinvt ititii Tln po-ir old . gave one look n lu r knees Irt V'psed hamN tin- lh'" ladies were n n ! tt Thedfcrd's u BUCK-OBHIiSilT pg for Indigestion and Btomaca 5 trouble of any kind. I have " u p m a a a n never found bui thing that E3 touches the spot, like Dlack- pj TlA.,k t Int.. I l V. an Uiaiiuu mnv lb 111 uivmu mm doses after meals. For a ltng U time I tried pills, which grip- M . 3 31 I . .I IL. . .I ea na aiuui (Ei' tne uuu results. Black-Draught liver medicine Is easy to take, easr Q to keep, Inexpensive." mm Oct a package from your "J dmggist today Ask for and insist upon Theilford's the D only genuine. Q Get It today. , Q emE!P3 and h'm-utations rilklnutcn'-- '.T her fr', ad " c- the snoblii -!i no te'ice . !;;-T'i the obi w o""an'-s soul s- ":-" ii i'i." i .'t it and ii outn the road, v ;t'i i raised in pr:ve much moved, and finally, as she con tinued to pun i forth her supplica tions, Lady rilkington bent over her and ventured to ;isk what s!i- was praying for o vehemently. The aged v.ij-iant paus., nnd blinked up at t'.e s mpathet ie eorinfe nnnce. ' Sine, and I'm a l;i:i' tho blessed saint'-." she vv!ii -pi con fldcntiallv. to persuade the cr.-.thus !o bite I'le mi (In- other leg!" F.v erv IkhIv in Saleehy's Cate. Katchakoo pot'-t to A wise husband nevor (iit.;! wile going through his pocket) feigns sleep initil she gets b id; bed. :l. l TOK'H NOTICK. He ill Id Having this day qualified as execu tor (if the last will and testament of V. T. Cheers, late of the rourty of I'nion, and Slate of North Carolina, noiicf is hereby civen, as by law pro vided, to all persons holding claim agaiiibt raid estate to present them lo the undi rslgiied, duly author;! itMtetl, on or before the 11th day of January, A. I)., 1922, or this notice will ho plead In bar of their right or re covery. All persons indebted to said estate will please ra'.l and make prompt set tlement. This Ja-i.iarv 7. f21. JOHN' C. PJKKS, Esecufor of V . T r'- , deceased, John C. Sihes. Attorney.