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nn: MoxnoE .iomAt. minw'. a run, i. ioji. EIGHT PAGHS J ! t i . i v : THE MONROE JOURNAL Founded by lbs? present owiierx. ti. M. Ikn.-lt ) it.id K. F. lleaMey. a M- UFAsl.l Y. JOU.N 1!1-LY, Uumiic-s M:r. Fil:lr sl i;si i:iitio. KATK One ar FKIItAY. APKII. I. IS -MAKKlMi T1MK" il etmHdatioii ha bceu an ?Jm- 1U ATiO For some time sehoi tun- tj .! iou " Cu-ck township debutin: siKUiK'.-.. ana acce-uin. i reports Hi- afiirniaiivc i seu-t-rallv the winner. Tins is a line in llcaUCH of tin- eventual u ve sol Ihe consolidation iimuiiicni. Let a ih rcme nuasure be liiori.ii;!.ly dis cussed ill the schools and it will be adopted s. oiicr tr laser; ;it bast th:s was tree of v.oiikiii .-ud!:i; ;' '' j-riiiiai : - "I'll- pity i t i t I'n'i'i'' r.oi a!'!!u".i)u t. ir .l:ish;uss and false s ; 'f nriiuniiKtx pr:de si that the j. stt ii'ii'm! an f cure il;!it.-ial benefit- u- ! tl rh ed iiom I..--.' u.;-al aa.l hfcli schoid.-. Educators :!:- uto found the two -.'il iin i-i -x'i't s- heel house inadequate t provide that trainin: which l.iMr. ii m-ed vvien they seek to meet lh.' eonipt lit ion of Lfc; ami USUI t!:' lnoi'li' art- ready ! iuin.il tMi ii,.in;;'si Kiel ll.e educational movement -will "uunk tin.-" in this county. Several Monroe p. (;! have report ed then oi llowtrs trotu the travt-s f thoir Jovid oin'3 in t'i" ciiiftfiy. This is vandalism and simide. and oupfit lo bo d. alt with s.wivly. Klowois I'lao. d upon th. tanv.s of a mother or sisiiT b.H-onio almost sa cred, and it is imlo. d a i' kt d p rson who stoals tin-in. 1J. MIJ.IAMi !K I i:i s His I A THI.i; IS IVMH KNT Say luilit teil Man no, V.ih- ;iilly of Peonaue Tlnui Many Oilu-r Gorula Farniofs StOlios al!i.t-d to h;;o ;!! toll the giand jury by l-'loyil .li'iiuson, a JOUUg while man, that tlur. had ! ril a concerted efton M rar.se racial trouble and t' make it a.ar inro'-s killed llie li;'-n iound dad. ill t ie boi'C of iinlii-'iiriiia I'tiidk- sutn.nui ::i fax or of John S. Williams, v. tu' Ui.ai..-d l.'day by l'l. C'.:s Wliliaias. a lieio ot tli- Soiiino- i-iui.i. whi le ilis sii'Mi'-s won lain lie' l'.rttMi v.-..r cro.-s, i-nys a Maeou. H;... di.-i- ut ii. 'i he e.-l- r V ilhahix a:i Ins Uir youngeM suns, Jul. an. Upland ami Man in, li.iu' eonsif-i ntly i-!ns-il to discu.-i the i-.i.-e sin-e the father is sued his I'm st stati ineiit ;.;ter a: rest, categoriially denying the charges, but Hie oldi .-t son, lr. Williams, call ed newspaper men in tlay and offired to answer any ijiiesuons they might ask. Dr. Williams declared his father and brothers were innocent of the murders and also of the alleged at tempt to Incite iao trounle fol lowing the exposure of alleged con ditions. WDl l li lit Tl'i K OFF TO til Y t oi i: YrtAX Fta.XT II" tiioi; voi.N if liales S;e UeniaiiMI in Ihf I H-ltN i liiouj;in.tu t:ie i-i- ter V irii:s J". i Front Kaleiijh N.-us and (i!.seri.l Kart-ly Jo j llie uaveler tlirou,h the !:uid wiliiess the ii;ht tf harvtsl lai; in (.ioKieio and at the same tiliu'. o.'n Ioilo!ii !u"i iiioii llie tur vesteis. othtr workmen prejianni; tut" taith for a new plautini.. but r.U ovr the cotton belt in North Caro lina siuh sights await the eye this spnuf;. Thoustinds of bale of cotton re main ia the field uupieked. stained by the storms of winter, but with tile eoiiiinc oi an unusually early sprriij:. tanners eerywhie are mak ing extended efforts to pick the cot-; toll butoie idaiuill. AlU'ioxiinately worthless as it is. the eottou is beins piiked to be held ill the hope that some value will eventually ali.i'-n to it. The collapse of the cotton i i last fall and llie early couiiii ot v. ;:iter su-.;-' aded cotiv-n lucking in iii:-ny seetu-n-; ot the stnie l. tore the nop ' halt gal In red. I'n.-s st!I .u.-liiutl liiuMiw.ud make it practi -ally n . ! -s 'o pi-k the eotiou. but it .s in tin- fu li'.s in l.ir.e 1u..iit ty, aiel tiie No t'l ' ii. 'l:ti.i iarnn r. thi i'ty a! h-ai i d -pile the i h; i --e of e 1 1 ,.v.i-..t:.- 'hat has been laid acainst h.ui, i. .n't t,uite see the .-.-use oi' 1 planum: a u w crop oi eotten while there is still a very considerable croji iinuatbt red on the land. 'T btliixe it would pay me a lot :mee money io go and buy three hundred bales of cotton at ten cents a pound ami not raise any at all this year just let my land lie idle," de- dared one of the leading fanners of! the t'ape Fear section some day acn. "Hut at that. 1 .don't see Inw 1 could do it. My land Is there. lay u ople are livine on it. and they must be taken care of somehow. They have 1 got to work, and there is nothing to do but plain another crop and hope." I lhspi'- the hope that "business as1 r.sual" v. oiiid prevail in North Caro lina this sprint, fanners everywheie , are cot. fronted with the condition ' that business is not as usual, and no immediate hope that it will he. Many1 thousands of acres will lie idle I his i jear, if one may judge by the ap-1 pearaiico of farms as one rides through the state. Cotton will be planted to some extent, perhaps half of last y ear's yield, tobacco w ill be planted to about that same decree, and neither will be fertilized on any thing like tne scale that prevailed in the boom year of 1P2". The hog-aml-hotrniiy so'gatl will likely come to hae .nme ivai moan ing to fanners of North Carolina di'i -",i.: th yi. ir. and the stt int popula tion will very likely increase to he mes that will make Major Crahani's eyes start rot fall wlo n he betins to total up the slate's agricultural re-.-(liures. For every ncsoins bale of i oi ion and every absent hov.slu ad of tobacco, there will be two pies siieal ini. and there will perhaps be corn to feed them, There is still cotton enough In the trrowt r g shds. or silting out under sn.uxi; FAxn fokoyfk IUHM A FKOXTAL FtKT That l Xetil I.Oot mi Inch, More lliau a slaxe tiiouht Seenty--ixe eni As. To ti.e K'iiior of The Journal: A deadline on the frout page of the Ail una Georgian ot March 19th r ad as follow: "f 200.0UO paid for e:v.itHii fevt ia Marietta Mreet," This t iuhti-en loot trontiite bad a depth of 100 feet. The entire area ia i-iic-twenty-soeoiid of an acre. Now think i of th.t, w ill you? The rat per acre ' is four million, four hundred thous- j and dollars. 1 Atlanta is one of the Sou i It's un-.-t ' progressive cities, and has a large and ' industrious population. Hence land values are '--o high. lhat none, except the well to-do can become home owner. The diamond commands a high price because of its comparul xe scarcity, and none but the very , wealthy can own diamonds. Lauds' in certain locaiiths seins to be tak iiu the same upward tendancy as d.a nioiids. Veiy soon, at the pres t i al- of pi ice oicreai e i' w ill b rare to t'.ud a roeimoa laborer w!. can own Ins home as it now is o lih.l mi oi d nary i iti.-.eii o-.. uing d; n.ot.ds. Theie is a le.oon h -e for stii- l:o-!i to pttid r over. The land essential to anirial and vegetal'.' Use. and eli:itvetids ar' essential I" neither. Home ownership is essen tial to real, ceuuine security of gox -ri tr.etit and prog i ess. ai d diamonds an- po-sibiy a hindiaiice to both. In Oid'T t live and uexelop nn i: mu.-t have access to natural pro vision, they do not of necessity hax. to ow n diamonds. Hut let's look at this four and a half million dollars acre again. Two generations ago the people of Geor- ! gia. and of North Carolina also. i to , buying and selling h 'man beings at a fixed price. A good young negro was worth a thousand dollars, some who knew a special trade, such as black smith, etc. were wortli more. t v-enty-fivo years aco this same four and a half million dollar acre In At- Special Notice. in- trt a wora e. insertion. the fanner is by no He has come over a ; very difficult period, or has started over it, and v. itli a reasonably sue ce-sfiil nop year; with expenses cut to tie bone as they are being rut, the heuinninir of fall will xeiy likely see a return (0 his fonmr state of prosperity, rii ht r by rc:i-Mi of th- lesson he- has leannd in lhat hard vt of all schools adversitv. CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 10 a. m. We had fifteen new stud ents last Sunday and the K1 n nee amiui 11 is premises, to inaKP i y.,,.) a ronsiueraiMc total ana tne curtail ment of production this yenr will not materially lesson the state's cotton resources. The cotton that is beinir "The first they (the time younger i PU'Kea now is practically worthless fons) knew of the latest attempt to ,or ' of the normal uses of the arouso public sentiment here against , better grades of cotton, but with he us," the phvsician said, "was when ; t('r times. It can Iip sold for some 1 told them' the other night about - "ling, and the Tar Heel farmer has rumors I had heard in Cox ington. '"ai nod something of the a!ue of The truth about the situation Is this: i saving from the storm that broke Johnson came to my mother's house ovr his head when the cotton prices the d.iv aster father had been arrested i bvoke last fall. and told i f mooting a car filled with j Kconomically necroes on the Allen bridge over the means rnin-d. Yelloxv liver. "He stated that he had seen two black bodies in the oar and that the negroes had told hi-.it ii lie told any one they would lull him. At the time they told him this, he said, they held their guns on him, and since then he had been sleeping xvith his gun. lie told my mother that he had decided to come voluntarily to I her and I' ll of the occurrence that ' he wanted to iulp my father. And now they ti ll tne that lie has con fessed in Coxington b fore the grand1 Jury that it xas all a- frame-up!" " I Dr. Williams then described condi- j tions on the farm, declaring that il had become badly run down during the war, as he and three younger' brothers were all in the service. He said his father lately had paid the fines of negroes, who otherw ise would ; hae gone to the chain gang, in order i to get labor. "Are the peonage charges against i your father and brothers true?" he j was asked. I 'Well, if they are guilty of peon age," ur. iiiiams replied, after a lengthy pause as though studying his answer, "there are many other farm-1 Inrfest attpnflanfP rpcnr.lintr era in Georgia guilty of the same V11 d"triUtnCt "CCOruing crime. It, Is true they have balled negroes out of Jail, but they have lanta would have been considered xvell sold, if it had been exchanged for one good strong negro. How many negroes would it take to pay for the acre now ? Think of this while on the subject The price eoniiimanded by this val uable piece of property was $11. 111.11 per front foot, or very nearly fl.ooiUHi per front inch. One front inch of land worth as much as a -talwiirt human being was worth seventy-live years ago. Think of this, also. The neg:o who sold lor a thousand dollars sev t nty-fixe years ago has been dead for some jtars. The land that sold for ;i t'i'.usand dollars --evenly -live years ago i xvoiih four and a half million dollars now. Who created that value, the people or the owner? Things that are ptodticed by labor and that perish xvith the using are rightfully private property, things that me thu free gilts of an alwise provider, and that increase In value as men multiply are rightly common property, the value of which should be used to support government. TIuib would the burden of taxation be In ratio to the benefits of govern ment, and the expense of civilization would automatically liquidate Itself. The lax question Is a big one. We will never settle it by Issuing more bonds and increasing public Indebted ness. That's only making It worse. Nov us Homo. Fin: SALE Two high brd register id young Jersey bulls, one bor.-e, oue mule and seveial Shropshire suet p. For cash or credit. This stock may be seen at my farm one mile west ot Monroe. It. B. Ked w ine. FOIt SALE Koiir or five mules and four or live milk cows. Cash or good paper. Would like to engage one or two crt!iers on share. Ii. 1). Austin, Wiugate. N. C. FOK SALE Several fine fresh Jer sey cows, x cutis mules and horses, cash or time. W. l Kendall. In dian Trail. FOK SALE Two fresh milk cows. Groxer C. Iiaucom. Monroe Ht. 2. Al CTION SALE On Saturday. Pth day of April. I will sell at public auction at the courthouse door in Monroe, al 2 p.m.. a liiiit i:od-.l Ford ear vx it!i wlf-starter, in good condition. The said car is the property of I n ion county and i no longot neided. A. A. Surest, Chairman Hoard County Commis sion rs. I.AXH TO ;F. S4H.1I FOK TAVKS. Hii Monday, the ndl tray of May, 1921. at 12 o'clock, at the courthouse door in Monroe, I will sell the follow ing lands for taxes due for l!'2o; 600 acres, Juey 1 and Jennie J. Alexander, Goose Creek To. 450 acres, Mrs. Julia Morris, San dy Hidge township. 45 acres, Mrs. Nannie Haney, Bu ford Tp. 214 acres, X. S. Matthews. Monroe- Tp. TO acres, J. W. Pritchard. Marsh ville Tp. 105 acres, C. J. Heaviner, Marsh ville,Tp. JOHN GRIFFITH. Sheriff. NOTICE OF ADMIXISTKATIOX. BS3iBttei2taaeii2BBsBaaBtixxBrSRBaiis:asKi i i a a i Doll FECIALS 1 3 cans IVl Monte IV lie. No. ; :t ran)1 Silver Kale readies, o,S i can AprlciMs, No. A Ii call Slicetl llneapple. No. I , . ."V cans Itl.i. kberrien. No. 8 . . . . KotiM Miilton. 12 o. . I Itoatl llet-r. I2ni. 1 I M'mie liwn e, 15 a. .. A Fniil-laide, 15 ot 1 can lobster ' Miinils Ten, utt kuge i.V pluus Kani'ti Horn Tobacco OTIIKK SlFt I Al. VAI.l FS $1.0(1 l.MO I.Oil l.Mt $I.NI 1.0ft l.ti 1.0t I.UI $1.IHI SI. (HI f l.(Ht , ; B QUALITY ECONOMY SERVtCt I a THE TJ- " QUALITY , . Ifr, -4 I grocers Ca,raff- "frfi i i iBkaBsaiBaanaiiaaBKiBXitaasHRXBiiiaiasiiiaa Having qualified as administratrix of the estate of Turner Thonipsoir. decased, late of I'nlon county, North Carolina, this Is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said decaseti to txlnbit them io the undersigned, jr n- r attorney, s.l .Mon roe, N. C, on or before the 1st day of April. 1922, or this notice wiil bt pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said es tate will please make immediate payment. This the 30th dav of March. 1921. MKS. COKAiiKL THOMPSON, Administratis of Turner Thompson, deceased. W. O. Leiiimond. Attorney. Dr. Kemp Funderuurk DENTIST Office over Wallet's Obi 8tor. Special Bargains FOR Dollar Pay $1.50 Boys' Caps, 2 for : $1.00 25 rolls of Toilet Paper - $1.00 15c Talcum Powder, 12 for $1.00 25c Talcum Powder, 6 for 50c Men's Socks, 4 for Dishes, all kinds, per set $2.00 Men's Ties... - Aluminum, $2.00 pieces V. G. Plant Food, was 25c, now 5 f or Dresser Scarfts, each Lace, 15c quality, 20 yards for $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 $1.00 Soap, 10c quality, 15 cakes for $1.00 Other Bargains too numerous to mention. Crowell's Variety Store. ' 'll".tl(l(lMMMl('-t(lt.m("OlrrtTO- I ""BMBBBBBBBBBBBaB B I In this world there are about a billion and a half people. If you don't believe it go out and count 'em. to the records in six years We want six hundred right away. Plan to be there next Sunday. Regular services by Pas- paid them wages and given them clothes to wear." After federal Investigators made their trip to the plantation in Febru ary, Dr. Kllliams said, and told the neeroes thev shnulil he n.iikme mnrn money and working only eight hours t01 moming at 11 and even A " Y. ..1.1 . i : H ; . .) -M.j . . n 1 all t-ni HioaQlEn.H rn... l.o.. i ill t ,-iO, "He even gave the negroes who owed money, enough funds to Ret them out of the county and cancelled tbelr debts," Dr. Williams continued. Dr. Williams received the news papei men nt the Williams home a typical Georgia country place, sit uated on a hill and surrounded by flclds In a high state of cultivation. The house is not particularly large or Imposing, but appears to have been well bit il t and contains many of the convenience' that formerly were pe culiar to the city. Flower eardens made 'the yards beautiful and there were four automobiles on the place., Includins that of Dr. Williams. The younger sons did not make their ap pearance p.nd when the physician was asked where they were, he said they did not care to talk pending their possible trial. They have not yet been arrested, although warrants bare been sworn out against them at the request of Governor Dorsey. The father is In Jail In Atlanta where be and the negro Mannine were taken for safe keeping.. Pi1 K' ling at Morning subject: Which Master? Evening subject: The sto ry of a Real Man. Everybody welcome. KXFCIT(K'S XOTK IC TO I KMHTOKS. Having this day qualified as exe cutor of the ar.i will and testament of E. J. Griffin, deceased, before the clerk of the superior court of Union county, this is to notify all persons holding claims against the estate of llie said E. J. liriffln, deceased, to present the same duly verified to the undersigned executor of the Ust will and testament of E. J. Griffin, de ceased, on or before the 1st day of April. 1922, or this notice will be pit ad In bar of their recovery. Thia the 1st dav of Ap.il, 1921. CARL GKIFFIX, Excutor. J. R. Price, Att-r.ney. vV r m I If. We m ft V'. rr: ! W lien fx e mi Redpath Chautauqua 7 Big Days 17 Attractions including 17 Atntricmn Comedy Drama The Man from Home" New York Cart n Ben Greet Players "AsYouLikelt" Katharine Ridgeway Interpretative Recital Ralph Bingham Fun-Maker Extraordinary Mercer Concert Company National Male Quartet Oceanic Concert Company Chapel- Singers Notable Lectures on Timely Themes SEASON TICKETS f 2.7J Plus 10 Tas DOLLAR DAY S ECALS 0 $1.25 0 Cedar Mops ""$1 00 $1.50 Solid Cast Steel Nail Hammer... (j QQ $1.25 Cotton Scrub Mop QQ $1.50 Steel Scissors QQ $1.75 No. 2 Galvanized Tubs QQ $1.50 No. 10 Office and Store Brooms (j QQ $1.50 and $2.00 Flash Llights QQ $2.00 Carpet Sweepers (jJJ QQ $2.00 and $3.00 Razors. jj QQ $1.50 5 gallon Galvanized Oil Cans (gj QQ $1.50 Base Ball Bat Q0 $1.25 Can O'Cedar Polish - QQ $1.50 Knoxall Shovel QQ $1.50 5 Prong Fork QQ 5 Blackmon's Genuine Medicated Brick (j QQ Extra Special, 6 High Grade Cups and 6 Saucers M (f with Gold Band, $1.80 regular price .... Vi-.WU $1.75 30x3 1-2 Vulcan Grey Auto Tubes C?1 ff Only one to Customer. pj..VU MONROE HARDWARE CO. F.ETAIL DEPT. PHONE NO. 11 Chautauqua Work Here April 2Sth to May SaL'SXtmS!