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THE MOXROE JOrRSAL, FKIBAT. APRIL T. 1922.
PACE SEVFM i We are Proud of I Our Farmer Friends WE ARE SPECIALLY PROUD THAT WE HAVE SO MANY FARMER CUSTOMERS. AGRICULTURE IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING TO US, AS INDEED IT SHOULD BE TO EVERYONE, AND WE LIKE TO HATE THE FARMERS DROP IX AND TALK THEIR PROB LEMS OYER FTTH US. WHEN WU CAS GIVE ADVICE OR RENRER SERV. ICE OF ANY KIND, WE ARE ALWAYS GLAD TO DO SO. WE KNOW THAT THE GROWTH AND DEVELOP MENT OF THIS COMMUNITY DEPEND TO A LARGE EXTENT UPON ITS FARMING INTERESTS, AND WE AIM TO DO OUR PART TOWARD HELPING THE FARMERS SUCCEED. WE INVITE FARMERS TO BANK WITH US. THE BANK OF UNION Monroe, N. C Capital $100,000.00 Surplus $100,000.00 W. S. BLAKENEY, President. 9. R. SHUTS, Vice-President W. B. COLE, Asst. Cashls R. G. LAKEY, Ceshlee HARGROVE BOWLES, AmC Oashtor THE UNIVERSAL CAR ft NEW PRICES EFFECTIVE JANUARY 16, 1922 TOURING, Self-Starter .'. $486.54 TOURING, Self-Starter, Demountable Rims $512.57 RUNAROUT, Self-Starter $456.35 RUNABOUT, Self-Starter, Demountable Rims $482.38 COUPELET, Self-Starter, Demountable Rims $655.23 SEDAN, Self-Starter. Demountable Rims $722.91 TRUCK. Pneumatic Tires $491.94 TRACTOR $435.00 THESE PRICES DELIVERED IN MONROE CASH OR EASY TERMS THE HENDERSON MOTOR CO. MONROE, N. C. "NEED OF INSURANCE FROM . . GOVERNMENT STATISTICS" Ninety per cent of estates of over $5,000 are entirely dissipated in seven years. Out of every twenty, nineteen fail to provide for their old age or families. Over 8,000,000 women must work to live. One in every two men at age 25 will be dependent upon some one else at the age of 65. Thirty-five per cent of the widows of the country are in want. Is this not sufficient argument in favor of insurance? We can give you insurance for the protection of wife and babies, also for the protection of yourself against want in old age. Now is the best time to investigate. See us today. - Gordon Insurance & Investment Co. INSURANCE SPECIALISTS PHONE 209 Trains No. 14 No. 12 No. 34 No. I No. 19 No. 15 No. 29 Nt. II No. 20 No. 10 No. 1 No. 6 No 13 No. 11 SEABOARD Air Line Railway SCHEDULE EFFETIVE DECEMBER 11, 1921. Arrive from Charlotte .... S.20 a. m. from Atlanta ...... S 65 a. m from Rutherfordton 10:45 a.m. from Richmond '.... 7.55 from Wilmington ..10.35 from Monroe . .., from Monroe .. from Raleigh and Wilmington from Charlotte .... from Atlanta ...... from Ruther.ordton , m. m. Leave , 6.30 a. m. for Wilmington 6.00 a. m for Richmond. 10:55 a. m. for Raleigh and Wilmington t.00 a. m. for Atlanta. 10:45 a m. for Charlotte... 1.10 a. m. for Rutherfordton. 11,00 a. m. for Atlanta 2:40 p. 6.60 p. 6.60 p. 9.10 p. m. m. m. 2.45 p. m. 1.00 p. m. from Atlanta 9.15 p. from Wilmington . . 10.40 p. from Portsmouth .. 11.00 p. C. T. HARRILL ' Ticket Agent. for Rutherford ten for Wilmington. Monroe. m Monroe. m. 9.40 for Richmond m. 10:60 p. m. for Charlotte, m. 11.05 p. m. for Atlanta E. W. LONG. Division Passenger Agent. Charlotte, N. C. Send The Journal to that far-away soji, daughter, or friend. Each issue will be like a letter from horse to them. MR. SEAW COMES BACK AFTER MUONNINGHAM Surreys the Field on Capital Punish ment and Hita in Every Direc tion at the Same Time CANT SUPPORT McCALL TILL HE HAS REFORMED Thinks That Death Is the Only Sare Care for Anybody V he la Perverse Enough to Con m it Crimea By Harry p. Shaw Badin. March. 28. I feel it my duty to compliment Mr. J. H. Cun ningham on bis article about capi tal punishment He is very honest In hla argument, In fact too much so for his cause. But not withstanding his faults he Is a good debater. Now, Mr. Cunningham, about that "iron clad" prophesy as to what would happen If we were to abolish capital punishment Is where you fall down on your human nature pro blem. Judging a criminal from his criminal acts we can form a very good conception of his will-power and disposition. The more privilege we give a child the more it will take. The same is undoubtedly true of criminals. The more privilege we givet a criminal the more he will take. It is human nature. Mr. Cun ningham, in his study of human na ture, hu never heard of a man say ing that he Intended to do a certain capital crime some time. Well. I have not for this reason; a first class criminal In bis right mind never has made such an assertion. He knows better, as such an assertion would tend to Incriminate him in the beginning. And Mr. Cunningham says (hat the man who commits a capital crime has a diseased mind and should be reformed. We all agree that he should be reforn.ed but the method of reformation is the question at is sue. In my way of thinking it is not a diseased mind of a man or woman, but the Inability to understand right from wrong, but it is human nature to take and pursue different paths in life and a great many get the wrong conception of the things that make up life. For Instance, the boy may start out by Just doing little petty crimes such as stealing pen cils and tablets at school. It is fun ny then and the larger he gets the more fun he wants until he is about to commit a murder. "Habits gather by unseem degrees as brooks make rivers and rivers run to seas. Crime Is a habit derived from the wrong conception of a pleasant and easy lite. And as long as there Is a possible chance of escape there is no reformation of such characters. I do not agreo with Mr Cunningham in his statement that crime Is born into the boy or man. Though he cit ed one example, but that is only an exception to the rule. If I turn out to be the biggest criminal in the world I will never lay the blame on my mother or think that I inherited the desire to commit crime. Suppose I mention the late ruler of Germany who is branded as an International murderer and we what kind of moth, er he had. Emperor William's moth er was an English woma,n and a good mother. She was as pure In thought as an antvl. And yet William al ways referred to his mother as "that English woman." Who taught Wil liam? It was Blsmark that instilled Into his mind the wrong Idea of life and justice. It was no inheritance with Emperor Wlllhelm that niaiie him the murderer he was. May God forbid that the blame for criminality ever be placed against the mothers of men. It is true we have some criminal mothers but they are few In number. The Only Way To Cure Them Mr Cunningham says that if the mothers of boys would give them good advice and a whipping when they disobeyed If would produce a good citizen some day. There you are he openly admits that capital punishment will som day cure the boys mental deformity. If he is men tally deformed form birth it would be cruel to whip the boy but ninety nine per cent of the criminals are not born with a desire to commit crime. IC whipping will set the boy on the right road in his boyhood days, then those that don't receive this treatment when boys will have to receive their pfinlshment later In years as the enormity of the crime demands. But after years of crime the criminal becomes so hardened iu crime that there is no remedy for him only the electric chair. Ha will nine times out of ten repent of his sins when he sees there is no hope of escape and die a better man than he otherwise would have if you tried to reform him. Whipping the boyi when young boys will reform them to a great ex tent but if he does not get the right conception of life and justice towards his fellow-men when young, sending him to the pen, chalngang or any kind of a reformatory will be Mine, less In his mature life. It is said you can't learn an old dog new tricks. A man that goes Into our home and commits murder and rape don't need another chance other tb.n a fair trial by jury and a few days to pre pare to meet hla God, then the elec tric chair. Mr. Ciinnir.,-"'uin says tint if we would do as Chi'iU teacups -t, "Love one another, ' we wottli se'.ioro tted the electric choir. I -igree with him there but man Is so made -by being his own chooser In life that it is not human nature to do just as God teaches us Thouh It should be, I will admit. We are rebellious against God's law as well aa our laws gov erning punishment. The criminal knows the penalty for the crime be fore he does it but the devil puts this rebellious thought In him and pictures beautiful spoils to be gained by robbery, murder and rape, until he has no regard for his fellow-man, law and justice Is forgotten in the smartness of self. And yet' we are told the criminal is, "mentally de formed". Who deformed him ment ally? Nobody but the devil and that with the criminal's consent. The wrong concept of life. Makes Worse, Not Better Men I am asked by Mr. Cunningham, "Is it easier tor a wealthy man to do crime and get out of it than it is for a poor man?" I still say our laws are fair and just and answer your question by saying that it is easttr for a wealthy man to do a crime and get out of it than for a poor man. The law has nothing to to with that; the law stands supreme above all clashes. But if you and I are on the jury to try a wealthy man lor a capital effense he may offer ns a few hundred not to convict him. And a great many of us take this bribe and the man goes free and the poor citizens lament about not hav. ing fair laws. When, in reality, the law is innocent and knows nothing about the bribe. It Is the tendency that we all have to incriminate our selves for money, that so many wealthy nun get by the law. Mr. Cunningham wants to know if our penitentiaries and chaingangs make better men or worse? They evidently are worse men when they come out than when put In. Therefore I be lieve the reformation of a criminal is impossible. If a man Is absolutely mentally unbalanced I believe in giv ing him a chance of course; but I am speaking of criminals nd not erazy people. Death Is preferable to the criminal than a life term or a thirty year term In the pen. Major Coats, who wis tried tor murdei down in Georgia last week, said to the Jury. "Hang me or set me tree." There are a great many other ex amples Just like this one. The aver age criminal knows he is .not craiy and don't want any chance at being reformed. Our laws are fair and just and our courts are God's schools of inter pretation through which we must learn the supreme laws aid the man ner of Justice. Lets the Cat Out of the Bag We must never abolish capital punishment so long as we have two races of people to deal with mostly. I don't like to mention this but It is an Important factor in this very case. The black and white races in the United States are living very peaceable. But now and then we hear of race riots in various places, also lynchlngs. And today unlaw ful lynchlngs are on the Increase. If we abolish capital punishment we Invite more mob law and lynching. The white race has ever been su preme and will try to continue to be. If a negro goes Into our homes and murdtrs out friends and assaults women what are you going to do? Will you say he Is mentally deformed and send him to a reformatory? No! You will rfce up and say lynch him, lynch hlnu Hanging would not be cruel enough but you would mutilate and burn his body in revenge. Every thinking man ksnows that we can't have two laws governing capital punishment: One to electro cute the negro and one to reform the white criminal. In the name of JUFtice isn't death a sure cure for all diseases of both race? If we abolish capital punishment we will have to make some arrangement for the col ored race. And so long as both rac.s live together as citizens you can t kill the negro for his crimes and try to reform the white criminal. If you do' we will have a reign of terror and race riots that will put the days of re-constructlon after the civil war on a blighter page In his tory and dim forever our present day civilization beyond recognition. The negro Is a citizen like the rest of us and is subject to the Jurisdiction of the laws and is entitled to be. And if capital unishnient was abol ished and the negro criminal rape our white women ajid murder our friends he is Just as much entitled to go to your reformatory as any white criminal. But knowing the disposition as I do of the white race they would not stand for that kind of punishment. Then on the other hand the good thinking negroes would never sta.nd for the mob law and lynchlngs that would take place against the colored race. It will bo far better to leave things like they are as it will be better for both races. The wages of sin is death to body and soul. I believe this, Mr. Cun ingham, as we can commit sin that destroys our body and is a sin against r.od, hence body and soul are for feited. You tee there are two mean ings. No! Mr. Cun,ningham, I can't sup port Mr. J. D. McCall until he Is veTormed from his stand cn capital SOUR STOMACH INDIGESTION ftedWt BUck-Draagat Highly Recomnended by Tennessee Grocer tor Troubles Re nkiif from Torpid Liter. East Nuhvllla. Tenn. 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Yes, Johnson is a deep thinking man but he has not given this question a serious thought. Hope to see a notice from you both soon to the effect that you are reformed and will not invite mob law and lynchings any more. NOTICE OF EXAMINATION XR TEACH ElfS CERTIFICATES Examination for teachers applying for Elementary and High School cer tificates will be held at the high school building, Monroe, N. C, Tues day and Wednesday, April 11 and 12. The examination for Elementary certificates will be Grammar, Com. position, English and American Lit erature and Hygiene, on Tuesday morning. Arithmetic and Geography will be given Tuesday afternoon. American History, North Carolina History and Civics will be given Wednesday morning. Two subjects selected from the following list of ten subjects will be given Wednes day afternoon, the subjects must not be selected from the same group: History Group English History General History and European His. tory; f oreign Languages Latin, French, German; Science Group General Science, Chemistry, Physics, Biology. The examination will begin at 9 o'clock promptly. The subjects will be given in the order named and at the time specified. Applicants who pass all this examination and attend summer school may receive an Ele mentary Certificate. No applicant will receive a certificate without summer school attendance or normal training. In order to obtain the academic credit for the Elementary Certificate the applicant must stand on all the groups at the aame time and make an average of 75 on aU the subjects and must not fall below 70 on any one subject. A grado below 70 on one or more subjects Indicates fail ure on the entire examination. Teachers who have credit for one or more groups by state examination will be required to stand examina tion on all subjects before certificates will be grafted. The group plan does not count any more. The subjects for high school cer tificates are the following: Tuesday morning, American History and Eng lish History; Tuesday afternoon, English and foreign languages select, ed from French, German or Latin. Wednesday morning two subjects from the following list must be tak en: Geometry, Chemistry, Physics, Agriculture and Home Economics. Any one who has not a thorough high school education will not likely pass this examination. Graduates from standard high schools can ob tain certificates without exainlna tion. The examination Is open to any one who may desire to stand it but by noticing the subjects and the re quirements for passing, any one will readily see that the standard of scholarship has been raised consid erably. RAY FUNDEKBUKK. To the Voters of the KUH Judicial District We, the undersigned citizens of tha Town of Hamlet, and Richmond Coun ty, earnestly and hearitiy endorse the eanidacy of Solicitor M. W. Nash, of Hamlet, for re-nomination as So licitor ef the 13th Judicial District. During all the years that Solicitor Nash has been a resident of Hamlet he has been a leader in the affairs of our Town and County. As City At torney for over ten years he has at all times used his influence for prog ress. In all campaigns for the en largement and improvement of tha public schools he has been a leader jfor the movement As a member of the State Senate. Session 1921, he attained high rank as a Legislator, easily becoming one of the most influential membtrs of that body. Knowing the reputation of Solicitor Nash as a Legislator, our Governor when a vacancy occurred in the efnVw ;of Solicitor in his District, tendered am me oince. He has, in the short time since Us appointment, made such a reputation that places him among the top rank of Solicitors. He has ably and fear lessly prosecuted the cases on the Dockets of the District, and if re nominated, will continue to add to hi reputation. The Citizenship of Hamlet are sol idly and earnestly requesting the vot ers of the 13th Judicial District to give him a re-nomination, and we pledge to the entire District that in him they will find a vigorous, upright, and able official, and one who will re flect honor and credit to the District. BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF TOWN OF HAMLET, H. P. Austin, Mayor, R. M. Adams, R. N. Rhodes, W. H. Fetner, N. D. McDonald, Felix Cannon, Commissioners. E. H. Malone, City Clerk and Mayor. J. H. Braswell, Chief of Police, J. C. Leigh, Recorder. BOARD OF SCHOOL COM MISSIONERS, W. R. Land, Chairman, Mrs. C. C. Hudnell, J. P. Gibbons, L. K. Blackman, School Commissioner's. C. S. Warren, Supt. cu' School. HAMLET CHAMBER OF CO.vI. MERCE, J. P. Gibbons, President. T. F. Moffet, Sec.-Mgr. HAMLET, Y. M. C. A., I). W. Glover, Secretary, L. H. Gibbons, E. A. Harrell, S. O. Turlington, Attorneys-at-Law. Rev. W. C. Martin. Pastor M. E. Church. Dame fortune is one dame that doesn't smile on you because you are handsome. Quincy (111.) Whig Journal. FROM POVERTY TO COMFORT IS BUT A FEW STEPS IF YOU USE YOUR BRAINS. Let your first brainy act be to open a savings account at this bank. Then add to that account a portion of your earn ings every week. In time you will have a comfortable sum, and that money may then be invested in such a manner as to insure you that comfort which is the desire of every person. Your savings will draw interest while they are in our keeping. MONROE BANK & TRUST CO K. B. REDWLNE, President H. 15. CLARK, Cashier J V HOr TV ir.' . f mi mm TO be effective one's money must be doing: some sort of service. - It can be deposited or invested for its income return. , It can he used for the erection of a credit structure against possible future need. In any event, we shall be glad to co-operate with you for the proper and profitable employment of your funds. ,1 pTi I CD - : iD f MONROE, N.C