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The Monroe Journal
Founded 191 by the present owners,
ti. M. Beasley and R. F. Bealey.
C. M. BEASLEY Manacer
L. E. IIl'CCIXS Associate Editor
FECTED It setms that Governor Morr'son
was infected by the general belief
that when officials are elected ar.J go
to Raleigh they immediately begin to
perform their duties in an incomre
ttnt way or begin to far.cy themselves
autocrats for whose benefit the pub
lic business should be run.
In a speech before the Raleigh Ro
taiy dub the other day Mr. Morrison
Mid that he had gone to Rale gh at
the beginning of his term with a
cimstion in his mind as to the effi
ciency of the men in the government
service whom he was to be associated
wlh. This sure of nv" I. he said,
was due to the criticism he had heard.
He wax glad to find that he had befn
rn'staken a";! cheerfully t '-tificd to
the e.Tici.rt.y v.hich he had found,
jinl ad.istu h:. heater to take more
interest in finding out the facts about
government ;:ini-ral y.
Any one at all familiar with offi
cial Raleigh must know that the Gov
ernor ha s;oken well. There has been
criticism and always will be. This
Criticism sifted down has been direct
ed generally at the state treasurer,
the secretary of state and the super
intendent of public instruction. There
was never a quieter, mote unassum
ing and effective man in "his office than
Bryan Grimes. There never was a pub
lic official who took more pride in his
office and the running of it accurately
efficiently and according to law than
the treasurer, Ben Lacy. The criti
cism directed at these gentlemen has
rested upon the fact that nobody has
j been able to root them out of office
when tackling them in a primary he
fore the people.
The criticism against the office of
the head of the schools has not been
personal during the time of Mr. Joy
jier or Dr. Brooks. The educational
work has been rapidly developing to
meet the needs of the people. This
de.velopmnt involved many changes
touching the whole people very vitally,
revisions could nut be made that
would please everybody on so many
questions wheie there were differences
of opinions and desires. The process
of development also involved the pass
ing away of the old loose, disjointed
county and district systems and the
creation of a state system of schools.
In education it took the slow growth
of twenty-five years to accomplish
what has been accomplished in four
j ears in creating a state road sys
tem. Every step in the process involv
ed changes that did not suit all peo
ple both in the educational work it
pelf and the general public. 'Thus a
mass of criticism his accumulated
from all sources, including politics.
Dr. Joynrr's record is closed nJ
Stands approved by the people. Never
in our observation have the obliga
tions and duties of a position been
better met than those of the educa
tional situation in the State are being
met today by the present superinten
dent, Dr. Brooks. The appointment of
a head to the school system at a criti
cal time and the selection of a head
for the road system at its incipiency
devolved upon Governor Dickett. It
is now admitted everywhere that in
the selection of Dr. Brooks and Mr.
I'age for these positions Governor
Bickett could not have done better
had he personally examined every j
man in the state before making his i
selection. Both are men who brought
to the'r positions the genious for con-1
(tractive development that was the;
predominating need of the situation.'
If a man of the Governor's exp?r- j
knee in public life was infected by I
the criticism, how much more must
be the infection of many people who
have had no- opportunity of making
first hand observation. S.jme of these,
at least, eugiil tj take the governor's
word for it row and erase ta criticise.
State hospital to remain until such
time as the authorities of the insti
tution say that his condition is such
i that it will be safe for him and oth
j ers ta be set at liberty aga'n.
But if a deeJ ef violence ha been
! don by the patient before Hd1 has
been adjudged by a court to be not
j responsible, he is carried to court
Lke other persons and. if there is
leason to believe that he is not of
sound mind, or the claim is marie in
his behalf, it becomes the duty of
the jury to say whether or not he is
or was insane that is to legally say
whether he was responsible for his
actions. In this case the jury is
confronted with exactly the same
question that would have been pre
sented had the man's actions been
such that they would have not been
unlawful if done by a normal pe so.i
If the jury decide that he is not ab
normal they proceed to find him guil
ty or acquit him of the criminal act
charged in the premise. But if they
find that he is mentally sick to the
extent that he is not responsible for
his actions as a normal person would
be, he is sent to the so-called "insane
department'' of the State prison.
Thus, the State is in the contra
dictory position ef havf.g declared
the person not responsible for his
:iet and then proceeding to punish
hiiti for them. It says he is incapa-
i ble of violating a law, but it straight-
'vr.y punishes him for having done
what it has just decided he cannot do.
This absurd position is arrived at
through the fear that the court and
jury w II have n:ade a mistake in pro
nouncing a man insane and thus al
low him to escape punishment. If it
is a -capital offence the State gives,
him the benefit of the doubt by re
fraining from hanging h'm and takes
the benefit of the doubt for itself by
sending him to the penitentiary.
Of course no jury can tell whether
a man is insane or not. It can only
hear what is said about it and guess
whether he was abnormal or merely
feigning to be. It is a question to
be decided by observation and study
by experts of the particular man un
t'er a period of time. The court trial
of such matters can determine noth
ing. Medical psychiatry could de
termine it for the jury if the prac
titioners were permitted to study the
individual case under normal circum
stances. But they are not. They are
allowed to take only a peep at him
under the fire of two contending bat
teries of lawyers, neither of which is
interested in finding the truth. One
side is interested in proving that he
is sane whether he is or not, and the
other side is striving to prove hira
insane whether he is or not. Neither
side will secure the services of an en
pert until it has pret'y well made sur
that he is biased already in its favor.
For these reasons people have lost
confident in so-called expert testi
mony. If the person under examina
tion were examined by the staff of an
institution under normal conditions,
or by some other disinterested body,
there would be no question about
their coming to a correct conclusion.
But whatever fault we may find
with the process of determining the
accountability of a man, there cer
tainty can be no question that the
State is following a foolish, illogical
and sinful course in putting into the
penitentiary' men who have been le
gally adjudged insane. If they are
insane they ought to have a chance
to get well, and this they certainly
cannot have in the penitentiary. While
if they should happen to be adjudged
insane when they are not, the medi
cal staff of the State hospitals would
find it out and the State could then
proceed to punish them if it chose.
But the miserable straddle which
the State is now making is an insult
to intelligence- and dishonest to so
ciety, to say nothing of being a down
right s'n against the person invjhe '.
Special Notice
One cent a word each insertion.
i LOST A coat, between W. F. Ply
i ier's and Phillin Whitley'. Return
j to W. P. Ply lei or leave at Journal I
, otfice. Dan lad:eu.
Two Men
"II..W hiuch can I get?" a young m:in
The niornin'' of life was fair.
And the things we have and the
things we hoard
Were g'.itterimr everywhere.
"It's every man for himself," saiil
"And I'm go ng to have my share."
"How much can I give?" a young man
The morning of life was fair,
And the things to do and the things
to be
Were beckoning everywhere.
"It's every man for his brother," said
"And I'm going to do my share."
At last, as the evening shadows fell,
A millionaire lay ill.
Served and tendered by hiring hands,
Unerring and deft and chill;
There were those who knew him and
loved him not
But they wanted his money so!
And they waited and fretted and sigh
ed and said:
"Why doesn't he hurry and go?"
At last as the evening shadows fell,
A penniless man lay ill,
Watched and tended by loving hands,
And their voices were hushed and
still; .
And pale and saddened, they wept
and said:
"We cannot let him go!
If God would spare him a few years
Because we need him so!"
Ruby Elizabeth -Hines
It has a wonderfully sweet tone, and is in a beautiful velvet
mahogany vertical-grand case, finished in gold. It is now
on display at !
The word insar.i y dois not have
a definite meaning cs r.iar.y people
taprosc. It is a general term used
to describe the condition of a person
whote mental faculties have lost
the power to function normally. But
there is no test of sanity or insanity
other than the actions of th? patient.
When one acta contrrry to what a
human br.ng ordinarily does he is
supposed to be mentally iick. Exam
ination and obesrvation may reveal
the fact that his condition is such
that organii-ej society should take
tote of it in casa ha relative or oth
ers have not already dene so and pro.
ide treatment,
Sometime society doe not take
note of his condition before he has
done Rome violent deed very injuri
ous to himself or to others. Under
our laws if the observation is made
and h condition adjudg?d such as
rernlrins ttestmint he is sent to a
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, i'our saving?
will draw interest while they are in our keeping.
R. R. REinYINE, President II. R. CLARK, Cashier
W J rt vviitf ihiii nun I
Mr diwsw mr bt imrrftd u a catarrhal emotion. Coarfaa, eoMa, mm!
catarrh, atomacfc and bo el diMrd.ni ara juat a tow al tha vary wimm Ula flaa to
Fight HI Ftrht catarrh rmHy of aanirad merit, reaady Wklch has a
laputatiot tor UMjulaeat titetuiiug ora sail I eastury
av i w r m r
Delicious! dlpjsciixinci
STRAYED A Beagle "hounJ pur, t
four months old, black and white
spotted, male. Reward Tor return
to U. V. Horton. Monroe, N. C.
JUST ARRIVED A car load of the
best hinKle manufactured. J. H. :
Myers Lumber Co.
LOST SaA of chicken feed. L. N.
BI'Y YOUR milk from Breery Hill
Farm, the home of better milk
Kvery eow tuberculin tested.
Henry Myers.
HOCSE FOR RENT Convenient to
traded echool. J. W. Richardsou.
WANTED More water. Mr. Shine
Adorns- and !i.-s Alma Aldritlse
call at 'Strand to-day and revelve
pa 4. j
FOR RENT Three hore farm (Tot
ten place) on Jackson highway, 3'i
mi.e from Monro.-. Convenient to
trooJ seh'KiI and church; pond build
ing, pasture and orchard. Will fur-ni.-h
fert lizer to rijjht man who has
stock and work on halves Also
several other one and two-horse
farms for rent. M. H. Rkhnr-Uon,
Monroe. X. C.
TO THE rUBLIC-I have a full line
of ail North and South Carolina
blanks, ;ssue civil summons, attach
ments, claim and delivery, warrants
for all State, and Federal crimes,
write wills, deeds, mortgages,
deeds of trust, affidavits, contracts
and all other papers and probate
papers to go to all states and the
Departments at Washington. M. L.
$100 KEWARD for recovery of Jew
elry and enough evidence to convict
party or parties who broke into my
store. A. W. McCall. ,
A SECOND HAND 10-inch belt want
ed. See me quick. J. W. McCain.
Waxhaw, Rt. 5.
FOR SALE Twelve shares of the
capital stock of the First National
Bank, Monroe, N. C. Send your
offer to Union Trust Company,
Raleigh. N. C.
Curlee Clothes
FOR SALE One good saddle and
buggy horse M. K. Lee. Jr.
FOR RENT Good farm. B. C. Trull, !
Indian Trail, N. C. Route 1. ;
SOLID COLD Jewelry of all kinds.'
McCall. I
FOR SALE At a bargain, in Win- i
gate, nice six-room house 2 1-2
acre lot; house painted inside and
out, good water on porch, small or-;.
chard, good barn. J. T. Thompson, i
ALTO TRANSFER Phone 496, day
or night. frank Helms. I
Helpful Hair Hints
Good-looking hair, thick and lus- j
trous, is easy to have if you use Par- j
isian Sage. It's a positive remedy!
for dandruff and itching scalp. Be!
sure to ask English Drug Company '
for Purisian Sage (Giroux's) for
that's guaranteed.
The new fall CURLEE CLOTHES just received are as fine
a looking lot of clothes as ever came into f his store. The
styles are unusually attractive, the materials are depend
able, and the tailoring will appeal to yTu strikingly.
Let us show you the suit cr overcoat that you will enjoy
We have a nice assortment of patterns to select from.
Smith-Lee Co.
There's only one place where "cdm-; It isn't only the blows a prize
ing close" counts that's in horse- fighter can give; it's the blows he can
shoes. i take.
When good times steps out courtesy i Every man hates to buy a new hat
steps in in some establishments. ! or a new pair of shoes.
Youthful calf-cluh and pig-club
': . -.-. H i.u"v.Vrj .ire alicady grooming
their pets for fail judgm. Betty
-V ' Compum, however, tntcrj her
V,; .v ': hU-k-taccJ aliceu.
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A Big Load For The Old Horse
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