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VOL. XXXII, No. 3
THE CLEVELAND-STAR; SHELLY, N. C.
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FOR RUM DEALER
GETS 6 MONTHS SENTENCE
IN QUARTER HOUR.
Colored Man Brought Into Court,
Charged, Tried and Sentenced
In Fifteen Minutes.
The machinery of tl'ie law grinds
slow sometimes it is nut to be doubt
ed but at other times it revolves with
a rather speedy whir. One day last
week Recorder's court opened with a
usual docket. Out on -the streets was
a fellow that was a good citizen as
far as the law knew, but in 15 min.
utes after one case' was called thi'
same fellow had been charged with
an offense, was brought up, tried a., '
sentenced.
It happened rather fast but it will
take the fellow who was hnikd is
court, tried and sentenced in fifim,
minutes about sx months to f r
it. Robert Weathers vv i hai r ■ i
with being drunk and disorderly and
was f ne<l 825 and the costs, part of
the cost being a revelation of where
he secured his “hootch." Willie Ham
rick, colored delivery boy n ore )r
the local stores, was raid to he the
source and fifteen minutes later Wii.
lie heard half of his new year donut
ed to labor on the county roads. .An
appeal was recorded.
sunfiay evening Officer McBride
Poston made an examination of e
broken down Ford touring car out on
the Cleveland Springs road with the
result that Marvin Stewart and Roy
McSwain of near Grover w. re in
Recorder’.-; court Monday charged
with ti*ansporting and having in their
possession around five gallon of li
quor. McSwain, brother-in-law of
Stewart, was evidently under Id and
his case was continued for further in
vestigation concerning his age. Stew
art, who could or would not explain
the presence of the liquor or answer
a question about lus North Carolina
customers, was given a six months
sentence.
Monroe Blanton and his son, Posey
were charger) with creating a rough
house and attempting to fight Char
les Padgett at the Southern Cafe Sat
urday night and also with possessing
liquor, the source of which they prom
ised not to tell. Monroe Blanton was
given a four months sentence and
Posey was fined $25 and the costs.
A charge against Herman Clip] aid
Casar boy, for burglary was dismis
sed.
Other Cases Heard.
Tom Justice, assault with deadly
weapon was fined $10 and the costs.
Gus Owens, receiving and trans
porting liquor; four months on the
roads.
Marion Beam, receiving liquor;
fined $50 and the costs.
Conright Roseman, colored of
Kings Mountain, carrying a conceal
ed weapon, forrqal term of “‘toting
a pistol”; fined $50 and the cost;.
Romeo Padgett, speeding; judg
ment suspended on payment of the
costs.
Cotton and Stock
Brokerage Firm Here
R. J. McCarley, representative of
H. and B. Beer, member V>f the New
Orleans Cotton exchange, open this
week in the up-stairs of the Royster
building a brokerage business, deal
ing in contracts for cotton, stocks,
coffee, grain and provisions for fu
ture delivery. The H. and B.1 Beer
company is rated into many millions
and is said to be one of the most re
liable members of the New Orleans
Cotton exchange with connections so
that orders for stocks, grain, cotton,
etc., may he executed either on the
New Orleans or New York exchang
es. Mr. McCarley arrived in Shelby
last week and completed arrange
ments to cut in a telegraph wire in
an office in the Royster building
where a board will be erected and ev
ery sale of cotton, stock, etc., record
ed within a moment after the trans
actions are made on the big exchang
es. Mr. W. II. Cooper, an expert As
sociated Press operator has been en
gaged to handle the wire and keep
the board marked every minute dur
ing the trading hours.
POLK COUNTY CITIZENS
TOO GOOD TOT BE TRUE
No one in Polk county claims that
thfe millenlal dawft has eomCi but
Sheriff G. L. Thompson and others
there say a condition ^xists in that
county akin to the millenium. The
new county home, erected two years
ago, is without a single occupant ex
cept that it had one prisoner in it on
New Years day. No arrests were
made in the entire county during the
Christmas holidays, it is claimed.
This is puzzling for the Polk county
commissioners, who have pointed W'th
P’-ide to the new county jail nearing
completion at C61umbus
l wenty IVlore Couples
Married During 1923
December Is Marriage Month of 1923
Ar. Compared With November Of
Previous Month.
The added prosperity ir. Cleveland
county during 1923 evidently caused
20 more couples to set sail in the well
known little matrimonial brig during
the year than did in 1022. In 1923,
-*>b couples, necessarily 472 people,
secured marriage license. In 1922 only
— 10 couples had the necessary nerve
or finances, whichever it takes.
In 1923, December was the banner
month to “squires,” parsons and such
like that “tie the knot that binds,” for
during the month S3 couples secured
the 1 gal papers that make two ou:
of one much on the same style as the
famous shoe polish. The month of
Jun •, the bride’s month was the timic
one of the lot in 1922, only nine
swains digging for the necessary three
bucks during the month, while Nov
ember of 1922 equalled the December
of 1923 with 33 couples being bedeck
I with grocery store rice a id the old
dioes out of the garret.
According to figures secured from
the records of Register of Deeds R.
hee Weathers, April, May, June, July
a/i l August were the “lean” months
of the two years in the licen.e busi
ness. Speculating on matrimony is like
opining on the weather in Kalamazoo
—■■it can't be did," , hut it is easy
to see why a “feller don’t hanker” af
ter added burden in the months when
the sweat will ooze out even in the
shade, Figuring dn the same line it is
hard to understand vhv the newly
weds trust so much in “Sandy flaws”
and select November and December as
the best marriage months. More figur
ing will bo in line in January
y.'J.j and it will be interesting to
’know if the lassies keep 1924’s record
being leap year up to that of the de
pa/ted 1923.
Boys Drown When
Boat Turns Over
The tragic death of two young boys
in Oyster Creek about five miles from
Hoboken Monday morning about 10
o’clock, was reported in New Hern
Tuesday. Gearge Carawan, 1G, of Nor.
folk, and Harold Ireland, 10, of Low
land, were the victims. They were
drowned in five feet of water when a
sailboat in which they were “ducking”
was turned over in the creek.
The body of Carawan, was recovered
it being found,under the boat, but
the body of the Ireland child had not
been found at noon Tuesday but par
ties were still searching the waters
of the creek*.
According to information obtained
the boys, Carawan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. David Carawan, of Norfolk and
Ireland, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T.
Ireland, of Lowland, were out on the
creek in a sail boat ducking and
fishing when the boat capsized. The
cause of the accident could not te
learned. Both <*cupants were drown
ed. The tragedy was discovered a short
■time later when the boat was seen in
the creek upside -down. Search was
immediately begun for the bodies with
the result that Carawan’s was found.
The parents of the youth were noti
fied of the tragedy and they arrived
in New Bern on the early train from
Norfolk Tuesday morning and were
taken immediately to Hoboken.
Search for the Ireland boy’s body
has continued unabated. Residents of
that section are very much puzzled
over their inability to locate it. It
was stated that there was no tide in
he creek at this point to carry the
I body away and they can not undcr
i stand why it can not be found near
I the scene of the tragedy. The creek
has been dragged for considerable dis
| tarice up and down the creek without
| results.
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MILLS. OF THE GODS
FOLK YEARS SLOW
—k-T*
When’the case of George! Ten*j|
was called- Friday in tl.e Supreme
court of the District of Columbia,
Attorney Edmund Carrington arose
and pleaded that Terry had been
hanged in Baltimore four years ago.
Justice Hoehling dismissed the indict
ment, which charged Terry with as
sault with a dangerous weapon. The
indictment came to- light during the
clearing of the docket' and court of
ficials assumed Terry was out on
bond. ^ / , , _
Lincolnton Girl
Cuts Off Finger
, Miss Pansy Wood, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. John Wood of Lincolnton,
had the misfortune of cutting o(T her
fore finger of the right hand near the
first joint last Monday afternoon.
She was spitting slabs and was bold
ing the slab in her left hand while
using her right for the axe, the axe
slipped and cut her finger completely
off.
TRACT IS LEASED
FOR COUNTY FAIR
$3,000 APPROPRIATION F OR
TUBERCULAR'WORK.
Fair Grounds To He LocaleJ On
40-Acre Tract at ( unty Home
On Ma'n Highway.
A coun.y fair far Cleveland r ari
ty is now avuii-od. At the regular
monthly meeting of the county n,m
misslpncr.s held Monday 4(5 at : in
t!ic county home tract wa .-.ait :U d
aad leased front the county t.s the
■site for the fair grounds'. A j u.
meeting of the K ng Mhiaa.n
chamber of c unmerre and the fjh’dbv
K'vvanis club will he held . so foV
fur h< r cirgaoiz-ng the fa r a .na
tion a.'d p‘:rv> og far the co n
f> • f: r to • • held next fab.
air. I d w. Il.irv- , of K ng.<
»a n and Dr. .J, ft. ft .('on, -to bj
the committee nam'd by the jo nl
Kings Mountp.in.Shelby n.-ci to
^e’e(t a site, decided u.'on the county
home tract and appeared before the
cornrtjtts oners Monday to pr. -ent
their selection. The site an<j leased
contans 4ft acres and fares c.i the
new paved JiTrhwny for a disrance c.f
1250 ft. The commi: -ion'were un
animously in favor of leaning th
tract to the fair association aft^r tlv
ommitee s report was presented, and
the lease was made for in years a'
$50 per year with the pr'% lie rc of
extending the lease 10 more v« .ra a t
‘he end of the first lease. The ^rnct
is said to be ideal fer a fair ■ a d
wilt require little work to be ran*,
forr'ed into track: and midway One
of the first sters will be to build a
fence around that portion fay; ig on
the highway and lettering it so that
all passer du- will know that t.he.caun
tv has a fair and that i: is tie lo. .t
t on of the fair ground.
$3000 APPROPRIATION FOR
bovine t . b. eradication
Appearing before the comm: ■: .'on
ers at the same meeting was a com
mittee favoring a county apprnuria
l,on for bovine tubercular eradica
tion. After hearing the committee
the commissioners voted unanitr .usty
in favor of the work and mail •
necessary appropriation of $3,003. l)e
partment of agriculture representa
tives stated that the work would
start in February and be taken up by
townships. The test will be free ai d
the county (quarantined, and no cattle
allowed to enter unless previou-’y
tested. A graduate veterinarian will
be detailed to full time work iu the
county, which will be under the su
pervision of a state inspector. Ap
pearing with Iir. L. H. Tripp, of the
bureau of animal industry, before the.
commissioners were Dr. A. J. Defos.
sett, supervising inspector, and
Messrs. Wm. I.ineberger, George
Blanton, Chas. Hamrick, Frank Cab
aniss, Tom Cornwell, R. E. Lawrence,
Dr. Reuben McBrayer and a number
of others.
Park Planned For
Western Carolina
H. E. C. Bryant in Observer,
Representative Weaver is prepar
ing a bill for a rational park oi 25,
000 acres in Nestcrr. North Carolina.
He would give to the state the pro
posed park in the Appalachian range.
He thinks that a fine tract of land
can be found at reasonable rates.
Land already in the forest reserve
would do.
‘“Among this.” said Mr. Weaver,
“is- the great Mount Mitchell area.
This includes Mount Mitchell; the
highest mountain east of the Missis
sippi river, and the vast range of
mountains in the immediate vicinity
of Mount Mitchell. I also call atten
tion to the Pisgah national forest,
which is likewise owned by the fed
eral government, and which includes
Mount Pisgah, a great peak of sur
nassing beauty and grandeur. Also at
tention is called to the great possi
bilities of the Great Smoky range,
from which a magnifieient park
could be created.”
HILLY SUNDAY TELLS HOW
TO PICK YOUR SPOUSE
Billy SuntTay gave this advice to
young men on how to choose a wife:
“My mother taught me never to buy
calico by lamplight the colors might
run- Don’t propose to a girl in her
home at night, but forget your glove
and call next morning at ;> to get it.
If the girl comes to the door in a ki
niona and wearing a slipper on one
foot and an unlacftd shoe on tile other,
with her face unwashed and her hair
unkept—then flee from her.
“Go back t&e next morning and if
you find her in a neat house dress
with shoes carefully buttoned, with
smiling face and tidy hair decorated
with a slip of a flower—then grab
iher, quick.
0,000 Mill Fire
At Bessemer City
Flames Destroy Section of American
Mill - Thursday Nigh?. Damage
To Machinery.
]• i v completely de.-troyetl a waste !
. ouse, one of the principal sections of
the American mills, at Bessemer City,
Th; i • lay night. Flames first broke
1 ’ • around 8 o’eloc k and control was
gained uvei the situation by fire
isfhtv at 11 o’clock. The loss is cs
Dnfcted at the of fir. of the mills at
. proxiBu udy $50,000.
1* J.j. Si ruche tv., Gastonia city nian-j
nit' r, and the Gastonia fire depart-1
tnei t \v:f; notified of the situation j
dortly aft r 8 o’clock. Appeal was
made for immediate aid and fire was!
•■‘ported to be threatening all of Bes
. enter City, property valued at boun
ds- de of thousands of dollars.
The Gastonia company was able to
render threat aid. Conditions for gel
ling at the fire were deplorable, a!
d nth o fseveral feet of mud hand!- !
ci pping bo.h local and the Bessemer
City file fighters in a great fashion.
The Gastonia truck was nuahic to
cake hose connection.- at an advan
tageous point, and was forced to un
wind come HOO feet of hose before ser-,
\i<v could be rendered. This cut down
th pressure materially, and the mud
■lowed up the process of getting con- j
•lections through and the'proper ac
ti(P- , . |
The Beemer City fire department
n VI v ready started to work when the
■Gastonia company arrived. The pri
ce e department of the mills was also
doing valuable fighting. The services
of the three departments combined,
dc.- pit • th" handicap of weather con-'
ditions fie facility lunations, and the*
uses mce.of people on the grounds,!
were remarkable. At the office of the
mi'h Friday an expression was made
that the fighting at one point was the
pretties and most orderly and effic-1
ient d,Ver seen, and the efforts of all
three forces were acclaimed as most
commendable.
The fiia, it is said, started from the'
machine rooms. It originated with one
ft^dlmg blaze, the waste and other
highly inflammable produce going up
in a gigantic burst of flames. The
U s ablaze with the flare and glow,
sending out an unmistakable warmth
through the chilly dampness, gave
notice to the little wn otf the alarm
mp situation. A barrage of smoke em
anating from the waste room with the
characteristic odor of cotton burning
first sent out the alarm.
hint, loaded cars of waste were sav
ed. These cars were pulled up the i ail
road and out of danger before the fire
had g: .ntd an appreciable headway.
C't other materials suffered a luck
less fate. Most of the *50,000 damage,
however was to the machinery, it was
reported Friday morning.
Hold Up Divorce
Of Noted Writer
•Juripe Chester W .Burrows of the
superior court of Providence, ]{. I.,
rhursday entered an order vacating
tlie divorce granted Wednesday to
Nira Wilcox Putnam Sanderson from i
Robert J. Sanderson until such, time
as she shall appear in person and .sat
isfy the ^ourt that she has been a res
dent of this state for more than two
yecrs prior to October 1(5, 1923.
Judge Burrows also sent a letter
to P. Francis Cassidy, of Woonsocket,
attorney for Mrs. Sanderson, stating;
that if the court doe ; not hear from !
his client within a reasonable time. I
it will feel that it is its duty to lay j
tive facts before the attorney general |
for suitable action.
Asserting through her secretary
that “her attorney would take care of
the matter,” Mrs. Kina Wilcox Put
nam Sanderson at her home at Del
Ray, Florida, refused to discuss the
probable .annulment of her divorce
granted by a Providence, R. I., court.
Mrs. Sanderson declined herself to all
callers because of an indisposition
from which she ha: been suffering the
j past few days, it was said.
R. B. Bn sett, Mrs. Sanderson’s per
sons! representative and business
manager, declared Mrs. Sanderson is
i confined to her bed. She arrived there
on Christmas eve.
Mrs. Sanderson owns twenty acres
of land on the edge of Del Ray, most
of which is in citrus trees.
lucent Visitors In Shell)?
Olierryville Eagle:
Mrs. Q. C. Randall and children |
are spending the week in Shelby
with relatives and friends.
Misses Margaret and Lorene Mau
i.U'y spent several days last week
with friends in Shelby.
Mr. and Mrs. D. P. McClurd and
Mr Ralph McClurd were dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. John McClurd, in
Shelby Sunday
Ml-. Marvin Farris, of Shelby spent
one day here last week with his broth
er, Mr. W. A. Farris.
Misses Grace and Ruth Webb
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Webb
of Shelby, have returned home after
spending a few days with friends
here.
GIRL INJURED IN
JUMP FROM AUTO
STRIKING HE A D ON LUMBER
PILE.
Five Gaffney People Leap Thru
Curtains of Running: Anto
ine bile Sat ui day Niifht.
Della Pritchard, of near Gaff,
n- v, s ('., was severely injured and
"Jack ' Pritchard painfully injured,
about 9.85) Saturday night in an un
usual automobile accident ju. I at the
edge i f town On West Warren ntreet.
A party of people from near GatT
n< y, including three members rf the
Pritchard family, two MrGru'vj and
John Davis had visited daring the aft
ernoon at the home of M sa Pritch
ard's brother a1 the Ensts:de mill.
Wh ile at the Hast side home the car
bad been left outside and owing to
the falling temperature, “froze up".
When the party started on the return
trip to Gaffney about 9 o'clock itr the
evening the motor became hot and
the ton hiwe connection h in the ear
blew i If not far fhom the* home of Dr.
Peeler. Fr ehipn-’d at the steam pour
ing from thoemrino and e-ip^cting an
o'her explopion f:vo of t-H"* s!x .”epnle
!n the car, in hid'ng the driver Limn
ed .out through th? curtains while the
enr was travelling a* a speed of about
in miles an hour, it is said. Mi*'
Pritchard fell at the side of the road
striking her head against a pile of
lumber, which cut a pash in the back
of her head, also injuring the face.
“Jack” Pritchard struck the ground
head first and was knocked uneon
sc'ous for sometime. The other mem
bers of the party were shaken up arid
bruised 1 ut were rot injured to any
extent. The one who remained In the
car, was in the rear seat wh'-n the
other, jumped out, but crawled over
to the front scat and stopped the car
before it left the road.
The injured girl was taken to the
home of Mr. Roscoe Lutz nearby and
her injuries attended by Dr. E. A
Houser. She remnined there until Sun.
day morning when she wa#s taken to
home of her brother in East side. The
others. srent the nVht at the homes
of Dr. Peeler and Mr. George Dover
returning to their home at Gaffney
Sunday.
Joseph H. Mull Dies
on 34th Birthday
Well Known Young Man Who Has
Been Afflicted for 15 Years,
Dies at His Home.
Joseph H. Mull, son of former
county commissioner and Mr3. Am
brose T. Mull died Sunday night at
11 oc'ock at the home of his parents
in No. 10' township, following an ill
ness of Iff years from rheumatism
which rendered him bedridden most
of the time. Fifteen years ago he and
his father went to Hot Springs to re
ceive treatment. His father was bene
fitted and has had no serious attack,
but the young man became utterly
helpless. He is a bright and promis
ing young man, a constant reader
and well posted on all matters of pub
lic interest, iFight years ago he lost
his sight, hut members of the fam
ily gratified his yearning for infor
mation and read to him daily.
Mr Muil is survived by his parents
and three, brothers, Messrs, John P
Carr and ClarenPe Mull. His bodv will
be buried today at Carpenter’s Grove
at 11 o'clock, the funeral services be
ing conducted by Rev. A. C. Irvin.
E. D. Stanford Dies In
Little Rock, Arkansas
Mr. Elisha David Stanford, a broth
er of Rev. A. L. Stanford pastor of
the Central Methodist church here,
died New Years morning at his home
in I-ittle Rock Arkansas following an
illness of some duration. Rev. Mr.
Stanford was in Florida at the time
of his brother's death and immedi
ately left Florida for Little Rock to
attend the-funeral, which was held
there Friday.
Mr. Sanford was educated at Guil
ford college this state, being a mem
ber of the class of 1891. A peculiar
incident in the life of the deceased
man, who was a lawyer by profession
was that while a member of the
Guilford college student body he was
elected to the North Carolina legis
lature and was excused - from his
classes at the college to attend a ses
sion of the body of representatives.
PAINTING AND PAPERING OF
the better class, local or Jong dis
tance, in or out of town, any place
where good work is wanted. We are
not too big for little jobs or too lit
tle for big ones. If it’s to be painted
papered or decorated we do it. First
class. Let us figure with you. Bob
Mode & Co., Shelby, N. C., Phone
545. tf.2Gc.
Loose rugs are very dangerous. In
Tucson. Ariz.. a robber tripped on
one and almost got caught.
Veteran Clown Takes
His “Final Curtain”
i'cte Conklin, Famous Circus Clown,
Takes Cast Exit With Jest
On His Lips.
I’l’t.: Conklin, dean of American cir
cus downs, whose colorful career dated
back to the sixties when he travelled
w ith P. T. Barpum's tent show, took
his final exit cue Wednesday, his lust
cohort speech being a recitation which
he had spoken hundreds of times in
white spangled tights and jester’s
cap.
It , ; the is ■ -pi et h, but the
ihousamls who had laughed at the
lines in the heyday of his success
had dwindle d to a solitary nurse who
sat by his bedside during his dying
hours. And the sawdust t ing's tow
ering walls of laughing human faces
bad given place to a bare hospital
ward.
in- o n jester s wi n that he might
die o,n the stage was denied him by
i few days. He was playing a minor
part in th • drama, "Queen Victoria”
when he* was striken and removed
to the hospital. He will be granted
another wish, however, and tiiat was
to be buried beside his wife who died
six months ago.
1 r v of Pete's 82 years were spent
' ' •wn V'hrn his--career as a
•j> dor was finished because of his
■gc, or perhaps because he would not
resort to methods of what he called
."nodcrrt “knockabout downs*' he be
came a familiar figure at Coney Is
and, where he was known for thirty
years. There he sat outside the
‘loop the loop’’ end the infant incu
bator to attract crowds, which always
responded to the magnetism of the
nld man with close-clipped white hair
and abundant white moustache.
I’ete could relate many stories of
his life on a jester, his favorite on •
being how*, while travelling with a
circus in Mexico during the Maximil
ian regime, he clowned his way from
in front of a firing squad and rescued
the whole circus. He had played be
>re many famous personages too, in
cluding Queen Victoria and King Ed
vard VII, when the latter was prince
of Wales. They, no less than the coun
try folk of the middle west, were cap
tivated by the king of circus clowns.
RING GARDNER DECLINES
TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT
In Good-Housekeeping's President
ial straw vote, Ring Gardner, famous
| humorist, received one vote. When
notified, Gardner refused to run. He
said:
"To all U. S. Citizens:
“I just been notified by the Good
Housekeeping Magazine that a lady
out in my home state of Michigan
casted a vote for me for President of
the U. S., and before the movement
develops into a landslide would like
to exclaim that not under no condi
tions will I run for same or allow
my name to be placed on the ballads
as 1 am a good deal like Henry Ford
which I don’t mean financially but
the both of u* is perfectly satisfied
with the present incumbrance. Further
and more they tell me the White
House has got to have over $400,000
worth of repairs which could not
happen to the house which I am liv
ing in it at present so why the he—11
jump from the frying pan into a bake
oven like Washington?"
Will Rogers received fiye votes in
this poll but to date he has not de
nied tlir.t he will run for the Presiden
cy. He could not be reached at a late
hour last night.
Presbyterian Class
In Annual Banquet
The annual banquet of the Men’s
liible ( lass of the First Presbyterian
church was held Friday eevning at 7
0 clock at Cleveland Springs hotel.
Between 35 and 40 members and in
vited guests were present and enjoy
ed , theoccasion.
Following the “eats,” or the main
attraction, several interesting talks
were made,, Dr: J. H. Henderlite, pas
tor of the First Presbyterian church
of Gastonia, the honor guest, was in
troduced by Rev. W. A. Murray, and
for several minutes entertained those
present with his ready witticisms and
humor. Col. W. A. Fair and Mr. L.
M. Hull were among others who
made talks to the class. Mr. L. U. Ar
; rowood, president of the class, acted
j as toatsmaster.
District Meeting Of
County Agents Here
A meeting of the county agents of
this section of the state will be held
in the office of R. E. Lawrence, Clev
eland county agent, at the court
house Thursday, January 10. The pur
pose of the meeting being to make
plans for the work of 1924 as the an
nual mid winter meeting will not be
held in Raleigh this year as usual.
Among' the r gents expected to at
1 tend are E. B. Altman, Gaston coun_
jt.v; F E Patton, Rutherford county,
i Graham Morrison, Lincoln county.
STOVES EXPLODE
AND CAPS FREEZE
MUCH PLUMBING OUT OF
SERVICE.
Coldest Weather Since 1918 Rcc
o:,fI in.Shelby. Several Stoves
B,ow Un But No One Is Hurt.
With the mercury dropping to
eigl.t degrees below zero in the mouu
tau.s and to 2 above on the coast.
| »oilh (arolfna Sunday experienced
i ono of Vle co,<,est days in several
yniH. No deaths were reported ur, a
re. ult of the freezing weather. ,
n.'one, in the mountains appears ta
have been the coldest spot in tfn
111(1' 14 l>einT unofficially reported
tut the temperature there register,
i eight degrees bolow zero ear"v
Sunday It was four dgrees below at
Ai.hfvdlfc and two below at Rutlt'-r.
ordton. Raleigh had a temoem 'i"
of f,>ur above, while Wilmino-t-- -
ported 12 above.
Au'omobile repair sho"-: a' ' V
cry service men are work'n
tce in Seplfcy ofi 1
1 r- ■> n- -• ‘
1‘undr of hplil*1:. w-r ^
! va?('r Sunday morning bV* i ■ i
'rozen ripes. Only brick and u-d - -
mnned homes escaped and mnnv o'
hcs» needed the attention ""of **•">
•numbers. The thermometer ~ro'-’
'v registered its lowest about dov’V’''
'tunday morning when it touche! 8
bove zero.
Three Stoves Explore.
There were three stove exn!o<do"i
Sunday caused by the steam gener.
’t ne: in the water backs when the
norning tires were made. At the
wme of 7 J. Thompson, his son
irnde Hoke was knocked to the floor
tnd for awhile it looked as if he
, m*ht hove be<?n killed, but he soon
recovered from the shock and has
| light bruises about the legs and'
| body. The stove was torn to pieces, a
; window glass broken and the kitchen
Hooded with water.
Mrs. Vernon Proctor was in her
kitchen when the water back explod- .
d. the flying pieces breaking the
kitchen cabinet. Mrs. Proctor was
| badly shocked by the explosion, but
| no injuries of consequence were in
flicted. The stove was a complete
wreck.
At the home of Mrs. H. L. New
i nan. the water back exoloded doing
considerable damage to the stove and
ip-setting the arrangements for the
neals, but otherwise there was no
lamage.
New Pastor Comes
To This County
Itev. G. I*. Abernethy, Morganton
Pastor, Accepts Call to Bap
tist Charge in Cleveland.
Rev. G. P. Abernathy, formerly
aopular pastor of the East Baptist
■hurch Morganton, has moved to
Shelby and will take the patetorate of
four Cleveland county churches:
Fallston, New Hope Sandy Plains
ind Pleasant Grove. In his new field
Rev. Mr. Abernathy will find a wel
come and co-operative spirit second
lo none. That he will be loved among:
Vis new people is evidenced by the
respect in which he was held by the
>eople of Morganton. Says the Mor
ganton News-Herald in connection
>vith his departure from that town:
“While Morganton friends- regret '
exceedingly to have Mr. Abernathy
rnd his estimable family leave, it is
gratifying to know thgt the new
work is in the nature of a promotion,
offering a larger field and increased
activities.
During his residence here Mr. Ab
ernathy has entered heartily, into the
-nvic life of the community and was
recognized as one of the leaders in
movements looking” to un'ifr and K*r
^rmen*. In b’s ehuroh he •'
onf«tnn'':n«r work, vtyhofh s gV!*
"nd material way. The memb"r-'b i of
Eastf church was greatly increased, a
new\parsonage was, bought and the
church--buHdfhg improved. It is with
real regret that he is released to his
new work. ,
Rev. W. B. Sprinkle, of Asheville,
has been called, to East church, but
ha snot yt accepted the pastorate
made vacant by Mr, Abernathy’s
resignation.” ' '
i STREET PAVING ASSESSMENTS
j • ARE DUE FEBRUARY FIRST
The second installment on the first
street paving program will be due
February 1st, 1924, All property
owners who are due this assessment
are hereby notified to make payment
!n the clerk’s office at the City Hall
on or before February 1st 1924.
W. D. LACKEY. Mayor.
Mrs. 0 M Suttle, Clerk & Treas.
Mr. Forrest Eskridge spent the
week end in Charlotte with friends.
    

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