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Percy Sargent Brought Gun Into Play With
Chief Hamrick Saturday Night And Was Lat
er Shot While Struggling With Officers at His
Brother’s Home.
Percy Sargent, Georgia negro of
about 40 years of age, died Sunday
night at the Shelby public hospital as
the result of a bullet wound received
late Saturday night following a gen
era! melee with officers in which Sar
gent, who was evidently under the in
fluence of liquor or dope, engaged
in a pistol duel with Chief of Police
Olin Hamrick. The exchange of shots
between the negro and the officer and
the desperate resistance of the negro,
when cornered in his brother’s home
caused quite a bit of commotion on
the streets.
niaricu ai i aie.
Early Saturday night Chi«f Ilnm.
r'ek, arrested a drunken negro a' the
ruclove” cafe, a negro gathering
rlace in the alley at the rear of the
Paragon Furniture company. Return
ing later in the night Sargent, who is
a “boll weevil migrant” and reported
to have a bad reputation, was found
exhibiting a gun to some friends. As
the chief approached the group Sar
gent turned and ran, and after the
f;rst few steps began firing at the
officer, who returned the fire. The
negro made his getaway after an ex
change of four or five shots ns the
officer had the disadvantage of being
in the light while Sargent was run
rdng and firing from the dark alley
Chief Hamrick could not tell how
close the negro’s bullets came <o him
but was able to tell by the flashes
of Sargent’s gun that he was shooting
directly towards him.
A short time later Chief Hamrick,
Sheriff Logan, Officers Hester, Aus
tell, Latfimore and others while
searching for the negro visited the
home of his brother, Hercy. which is
, in a colored suburb just off the East
s;de road. Several of the .officer; were
stationed at the rear door, wnil# the
chief /»nd Deputy Austell entered at
the front Sargent had evidently jump
od in bed with his clothes on, for as
the officers entered he leaped from
the bed ind grappled with the chief,
attempting to take his gun, and it
was n this scuffle the officers think
the negro received the wound in his
stomach that proved fatal. Even after
he was shot the negro, with the aid
of other members of the family, who,
it is said, attempted to bring a shot j
gun and other weapons into play,
strenuously resisted officers before |
they were finally overpowered. Tha* '
the nogro was “doped up’ is evidenced !
by his fierce struggle over the room j
with.officers, numerous blows over the :
head being required to subdue him.
Upon reaching the jail the wound 1
in his stomach was discovered and he
was removed to the Shelby hospital,
where he died shortly after 6 o'clock
Sunday evening.
Sargent was known among the
members of his race here as “The
First Sargeant” as the majority of
the' negroes who fled from the rava
ge.1; of the boll weevil are known
solely by some nick-name. According
to physicians at the hospital the bul
let punctured the large and small in
testines at several places and also
struck the liver. At the time of the
first trouble with Sargent, Chief
Hamrick had in his pocket a warrant \
for the negro sworn out for some
previous offense.
ijficai Afgroci iijve irnuoi'1.
At the “Truelove” cafe shortly be
fore the rapture of Sargent, Ab Ham
rick and Jerry Camp, local negroes,
strenuously resisted arrest by officers
who were seeking them for disorderly
conduct. Quite a tussle ensued before
♦ hev were subdu«*d hy Officers T’opton
and Kendrick, who were forced to
bring their black-jacks into nlay.
The shooting incident recalls to ol
der residents how Chief Hamrick’s
brother. B. E. Hamrick, while serving
as chief of police was killed hy a ne
g>v> in 1004. The negro shooting the
chief after he had been placed in
William L. Damron
Died Sunday Nigh*
Was at One Time Mayor of Shelby.
Will be Buried Today With
Masonic Honors.
Mr. William L Damron aged 63 years
for several years mayor of Shelby
and a member of one of the county's
most prominent families, died about
midnight Sunday night at his home
near Waco after an illness of many
months duration with heart compli
The funeral will b,e conducted this
afternoon, (Tuesday) at 2 o’clock
at the residence by Mr. Damron’s
pastor, Rev. W. A. Murray of the
Presbyterian church. Interment with
Masonic honors will be at Sunset
cemetery here. Honorary pall hearers
will be: Dr. W. F. Mitchell, Messrs.
Sam Mauney, J .B. Rhyne, A. C. Mil
ler, L. A Gettys, C. C. Blanton, A. H.
Webb, S. V McMurry, Jack Shuford,
F. R. Morgan, J. H. Quinn and J. R.
Dover. Quite number of our-of-lown
people are here to attend the funeral
Born September 7, 1860, the son
of Jno. L. Damron and Parmelia Mc
Afee Damron, Mr. Damron was de
scended from two of the most prom
inent families of North Carolina and
Virginia. The Damrons are among
Virginia’s leading families, while the
•McAfees have been prominently con
nected with North Carolina history
for many years. The deceased, who
was a Master Mason, was held in
high esteem both as an official and as
a business man and a large number
of friends the country over will note
with regret his passing. Yr. Damron,
who was a member of the Presbyte
rian church here, was twice married,
first to Miss Georgia Borders, of
Shelby, no children being born to this
union. In October 1891 Mr. Damron
was married to M;ss Addie Lynch of
a leading Rutherford county family,
who with one daughter, Miss Mary
Damron survive. Mrs. H. D. Lee. of
Knoxville, Tenn., a sister and Mr.
W. H. Jennings, of Shelby, a nephew
with a number of other nephews and
neices alshi survive. A sister. Mrs.
Arthur Wray, of Knoxville, Tenn.,
two half sisters and a half brother,
Mrs. E. B. Jennngs, Miss Mary L.
Damron and Mr. John L. Damron,
preceded -him to the grave.
For any variety, strain and type of
cotton seed, bred by David K. Coker
of Hartsville, S. C., see O. E. Ford
Company Adv
Choral Society to Give
Concert Friday Eve.
The Shelby Choral society under
the direction of W. Fife Robertson
will give its first concert at the high
school aSditorium on Friday evening
January 18th at 8 o’clock.
The chorus will consist of about 50
voices, made up of the different choirs
of Shelby and the soloists will be Mrs
Ben Suttle, rMs Grady Lovelace, Mr.
Robertson and Mr. Kenneth Glass,
Mrs. G .R. Spencer, Miss Selma Webb
and Mr. C. A. Burrus.
The program will be as follows:
..Opening chorus, “Ring Out Wild
| Bells,” Nevins. The cantata “The
i Ho’y City” by Alfred R. Gaul, which
! will consist of 18 individual numbers
'of solos, quartets, duets and chorus
es. Closing chorus “Good ight,
Good Night, Beloved,”
Everyone in Shelby should attend
this concert given by the people of
Shelby for the people of Shelby, the
proceeds of which will go to the
school library. The admission will be
25 cents. * ’
Hickory, Jan. 11.—Ed Lippard
moonshiner and bootlegger,, forfeit
ed his bond in federal court States
ville today and is thought to have fled
the state.
He is under bond also in Burke
and Catawba counties on serious
that in Burke being for liquor and in
Catawba for transporting a young
girl for immoral purposes.
Lippard’s case was concluded yes
terday afternoon, but when Judge J.
I,. Webb convened court this morn
ing’ Lippard’s lawyers were surprised
when he did not appear.
A jury found him guilty.
W. S. Stroup well known Hickory
man, is said to have gone on his bond
in the sum of $1,700.
Masons Attention.
The members of Cleveland Lodge
No. 202 A. F. and A. M. will please
take notice that our next regular com
munication which will be held Janu
ary 25th at 7:30 p. m. the matter of
giving an option for the purpose of
| selling the building owned and occu
1 pied by us, will be considered. Take
due notice thereof and govern your
j selves accordingly.
! i-15e R- G. LAUGHRIDGE, Secy.
Camden (N. J.) hoy went to school
i drunk and whipped his teacher. That
was powerful stuff.
Billy Sunday Has
Promised To Come
Vt'ill Prcarh in Shelby While lie i.
Here—To be Guest at Cleve
land Springs Hotel.
Rev. W. A. Sunday, the noted evan
gelist will more than likely pay Shel
by a visit on Monday January 28th.
An invitation was extended to Inm by
Rev. W A. Murray, pastor of the
Presbyterian church of Shelby in be
half of the ministers of Shelby and
his secretary has tentatively accent
ed the invitation not only to ]>> th >
truest of Mr. Vansto'v at Cleveland
Springs hotel but preach one enno
in Shelby, at a time and place to be
decided on later. The pastors \vdi
soon have a conference and divide
whether Mr. Sunday shall use one of
the churches, picture show house or
the graded school auditorium. The
cho'ce will be determined by tb" seat
ing capacity. As it is expected a re
cord sermon-hearing - crowd wiP want
*o hear Mr. Sunday. the minister;
"Tint to secure the house wdh the
largest seating capacity.
Mr. anstory, manaYger of Cleve
land Springs extended an invitation
last we"k for Mr. Sunday and h's -taff
to be the gues*s of the hotel for r
•lay and night and Mr. C. O. Ken ter
has been insisting on their coming to
Shelby. Th<» invitation was tern itivch
accepted, then Mr Murray w’erC down
Thursday of last week and add’d th ■
invitation for Mr. Sunday to conduct
a service whiip here. His secretary
assured Mr. Murray that the invita
tion was highly appreciated and that
Mr. Sundry will come if it meet with
his approval, which it no daub1 will,
but the hour for the service will he
determined later by Mr. Sunday hi phy
sioal condition as he is usually so ex
hausted after his sermons during
the week in Charlotte. His coming
must necessarily he on Monday a*'
this is the only day in the fc-eek he
does not preach at his Charlotte tab
ernacle. Mr. Kuester thinks Monday
January 28th will be the time most
suitable to the evangelist.
Brokers and Prize
Fighters Rounded Up
Judg.v Stack is Stirring up Some
Trouble in Charlotte for
The Present.
Having indicted thirteen boxers and
fight referees the Mecklenburg coun
ty grand jupry Saturday was expected
to turn to the investigation of broker
age houses dealing in cotton and
grain futures as instructed by Super
ior court Judge A. M. Stack, of Mon
roe in his charge to the jury last Moif
day. Information as to who had been
summoned in the investigation of
brokerage houses was withhe'd by
the prosecuting officials.
The grand jury reported true bills
against Tommy Walker, “Young"
Tucker, “Young” Belk, “Kid" Kddle
man, Sam Orr and Billy Anderson all
Charlote prize fighters; “Kid” Peck,
Columbus, Ga.; Eddie Cook, Savan
nah, -Ga.; “Kid” Harrison, Norfolk,
Va.; and “K'd* Johnson of the United
States navy, charging them with vio
lating the state law in participating
in “prize fights”, sparring matches
and glove and fist contests for money
or other valuable prizes or stakes.”
Lulcle Tenner of Charleston, S. C.;
Adolph Hayman of Charlotte and
Tommy Eddinn, Charlotte, referees,
also were indicted. The referees were
indicted in five counts in conn-ction
with bouts held in Charlotte on the
night of December .29.
The bouts in which the fighters
and referees are alleged to have par
ticipated virtually ail were held un
der the auspices of Hornets Nest past
of the American Legion. The City
auditorium was loaned to the legion
for the purpose by the city officials.
The law under which the men were
indicted forbids bouts in every county
in the state except New Hanover
county in which the city of Wilming
ton is located. A special measure pass
ed at the last session of the legisla
ture, legalizes boxing bo'uts in Now
Hanover county under the direction
of a commission which renders decis
Southern's Bonds Rise.
The syndicate which offered the
Southern Railway issue of $20,000,000
bonds recently has been dissolved. A
one-point rise followed immediately,
indicating that some of the bonds had
been sold short in the belief that the
syndicate had not placed all of the
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank our friends and
neighbors for their kindness during
the sickness and death of our dear
husband and father.
X L. Lookadoo.
Prayer Meeting.
i There will be prayer meeting at
j Central Methodist church Wednesday
j evening at 7:80.. You are cordially in
I vited.
Dank Resources Of
Ccr.nty $7,740,681
The total bank rosour • \> of
( levelatul !y. st iur.l nj^ to i
the pub) shed >t:d(meats a ,,f tb •
close of bu-iin I>f*vem! or :ii
amounted to tti<> huge - ut;, $~
rlO.tifil. I his i • a most gratifying
showing as everyone of the eight
l>an):s .showed '.distant al g. m*
over a year ago. Of this v.-i and j.
three-quarter million dollar re- '
rouivtw, the three Shelby b ,nk |
h vo nearly s\ million. While
fh.'fe eight bank in- hi otu-.
1 on:*, in the county, t'o-o nro 1J i
•i ff rent bank l uibl'-nr-. 01, |,-ur< ! |
u'.a itaining V• ■brand,... and.
a.'o'lo r one brave1., offering -th"
bed facilitic. to their cudo'mrrs !-;
i» every part of the county.
Ki'e rating th- county',< p. pulu
1 ion at y.S.fcOi) which. Hr- Star
ll’:n!. }.i quite ! I.eral, the strength
of the banks chow SffJ.o.H) f<ir ev
ery man, woman and child in the *
county, white and black. The total '
banking resource of the tw . ,
banks fet King ; Mountain amounts
to $1,11)0,000. •
Asa G. Lovelace Dies
Suddenly At Woodpile
Mr. Asa Lovche v, one of the most !
h ghly respected men of the Double)
Spring;, community died suddenly Kri !
day last lit the vv o-Tpile at bis home
where hs had gone to g>t some fuel,
Mr. Lovelace was born March loth,
184?) and was 74 years, trine month
and 27 days (.Id when the final utn
monsoam *. Mr. Lovelace ma t- a pro
fe. s;on (.f fiuth at If c - r 1) ini during
the rastprate of Lev. Joseph Suttle
and he lived a con ocrated Christian;
life for about GO years. He was mdiw!
red to Sara Jane Padgett January'
31st 1876 and to this union we born
three girls and otic boy, one girl dy-,
mg. in in fa nay. Surviving are five!
grandchildren and two great grand-'
children, four of hi., broth-rs and five ;
of bis sisters having Mird a yen,- ago, i
leaving three sisters and one broth-!
i v surviving, together with his wife
and <jne : 0:1, Charlie Lovelace and
two daughters, Gertrude who lives at
home end Mr,.. Claud.' MrSwain of
Shelby. -
Mr, Lovelace was buried at L aver
Dam Saturday afternoon, the funeral
services being conducted ly Revs. A
C. Irvin, J. C. Gillespie and 1). G.
Fasting and Prayer
at First Baptist
You have teen the notice of a
“Day of Fasting and Prayer'' in
the Baptist churches throughout
the state and the south. The First
Baptist church of Shelby will ob
serve this day by appropriate scrv
iccr, Wednesday the 1.6th.
A short prayer service will be
held at the church at 12:0.) o’clock
noon. Many w ill want to fast dur
ing the day and others will abstain
)»from one or more meals during’
the day.
The church house will he open
during th? entire day. Those who
{ so desire may turn aside into the
quiet of the church auditorium for
personal prayer and meditation.
At the supper hour, 0:00 o clock
thrre will be another sea on of
public prayer. The hour from 7 to
8 o'clock will be spent in special
prayer and study. The mission
• situation throughout the world
calls us to these services and our
denom'nation in convention in Gas
tonia ret apart the 16th day of
January to bo observed in this j
Baptist people are especially
urged to observe this day and to
I attend the services at the church
hut other Christian folks are cor-.
I dially welcome and invited.
! ROBERT 1 LEMONS. Pastor. !
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank the friends,
neighbors and relatives who by their
many acts of kindness and sympathy
administered to us during the long
illness and death of our dear son and
i brother, Ulastus White. We especially
appreciate the faithfulness of Dr.
Gibbs in his attention to Blastus, and
i t hat of Rev R. L. Lemons who visited
him often. May all be richly blessed.
The Family.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas H. Abernethy
jr., leave this week for Lepanto, Ar
kansas. to visit Mrs. Abernethy's
uncle Mr. J. M. Bracket. They will be
away until .about Februa ry 1._
Spitzenberg coal shipments have
been stopped by ice in the fiords.
South Sheibv. See J. Lane Putnam.
I 2t 11 p
Milk Campaign Is
Planned For February
Ct jmr it lo<-i .Named 1 or County-Wide
< .••r.’pai; > I’or Hellvrnienl Of
lli-a'..h ''none Children.
A c< i: t\ v.% lo r»t»ifov-Health
I'urrui .1 will b • put oil i.\ ( Icvclutd
unity February 25-20. A Though
mmcNiiv milk campaign* have been
staged in. si iimiU o!' the larger North
Carolina cities this is the firs! • .v.nity
vid ran piign .«! tha kimi t > ha wag
i •! in ihe -Int • anti national ami state
•>\U- vsi• >:» tv: .• i ••|>i'rsent«t.>v«'- were
hr' o i' tr : ' o" tile work ' , i ay
"(1 \v T1 a : i.--' in staging the ram
i' l’jjn in Feb: u;,ry. Support.i r* <h
• i. ., i*j the co inly ’<■ odieials
of the city and mtinly schorrs, the
Kir- Motiotni.; ' Chamber of Coin
i ■ n ■. the fde lhy Kiwanis chib, wo
men's club ami other civi • orjrantta
tin's of K■ Mountain, Shelby am!
the rural communities.
At a meeting held Friday tv,online
* ' County superintend lit’* office
i r., ,i id attended by re|>re<;*ntatiye
m i and wo men of Shelby th plan
for the mpai"n was present' I by
• "Pt>!" A sent It. K. hinvi'r ;v, Mis'
KWene** Hall, of Washing' , i, nnd
Mi-.s Maude I*. Wallic, of the i late
cl* pari meat a! Knlrigh. The purpose
■ the ermpn'r-n j to acquaint th
children of the epUBty o' the h alth
bsilding pip - df milk -.s a fpod.
!>• i"S t e id he cnigpaieii of one
week prize" will be offer <1 the child
vf,n yf the city and county seboo’s who
miak r the be t posters and write the
best c says on the valucvpf milk as «
health InnhkV.One of t!vc' recent can-'
p rr.n wn■ in Charlotte and proved a
snet e ■, th • dairies of that county
•ov repo-tiev a ••greatly increased
cop omption of n.iik atwting the older
'eks. A rimilar campaign in Ashe
ville more than tripled the milk con
sumption in Ihe mountain city Sur
veys of th? school children of • the
County will he made before end after
the campaign.
At the me-tiny- held Friday morn
inff in Shelby the following committer
we,; appointed to carry on the earn
nugrt loi a'ly with th- acsri.--.tnnee Cf
t'-„ <•• (er ion Wo-kers: O. M. Gard
iw. (hairr-an; Me-dames C. K Heey
nnd Rush Stroup and Messrs. I. f
Grif.ip, ,1. r. Newton and Dr. J. S
'Dot ton. Meet rig at i Knits Mountain
i n the aitern ion the following com-,
wi:tec was (elected: O. B. Carpenter,
chairman; Me -os. J. Y. Irvin, Plato
Herndon, J. ('. Newton, and Mcs
darnrs Ernest Neal, O. G. Falls, D, C
Ma'iney and N. K. Mauney. Officials
id the clubs ip the county directed by
Mr; W.-daee,- home agent, and agri
cultural leaders under the county
agent will serve on the committees in
the rural communities.
Finish 75 Million
Fund During 1924
■firs i's Objective That Smitbern Hap
t sir tinve K-( for Themselves in
N< » War—I--»y Plans.
Finishing up the'task of raising
v-7.>,OOK,0(IO in ca - 'i for Southern Bap
ti.'t missi;»nar*n educational and bene
Volent work by'the end of 1924, when
■ he 7". million campaign will be con
cluded, will have the right of way
among Southern Baptist. in the New
Year, it is' announced by the head
quarters the caoipafcn in Nashville
'i’he (oosrrvation commission, com
posed of the various state and gen
era I secretaries of the denomination,
and n few other representative lead
er;;, will assemble in Nashville, Jan
uary 24 to man out the detailed pro
gram for pushing the movement to u
successful culmination.
Among the plans that will most
likely he projected include the calling
of the Southern Baptist to new pray
er and consecrated effort in behalf of
n’l the organized work of the denOm
ination, a fuller- organization of the
force.; of the churches for reaching
all who subscribed to the Tn-o,ipaign
for payments, as well as those who
did not for cash offerings, and a chal
lenge to those who have paid up to
make special thank offerings this fin
al year as a means of enabling the
generaLboard' and oilier denomina
tional agencies to meet the unusual
opportunities that confront them at
home and abroad.
Johnnie Long, 6-year-old son of
Mrs. Homer Adams, sacrificed his life
in Fort Payne, A la., to save his dog.
With two other companions, the lad
wr.s walking the tracks of a railroad.
A train bore down upon them and the
boys leaped to safety. Johnnie noticed
that the dog seemed unmindful of the
approaching of the train ami he jump
ed back on the rail t;> save his pet. He
tossed the dog from the track but was
himself caught under the train.
The modern girl with cherry lips
and strawberry cheeks must be a reg
ular sundae for her sheik. d
.Snmc Major Industry for 1921 is
the Aim of the dub—50,000
el Cotton a Coal
" M. Mull, attorney, farmer ami
public .juried citizen was elected ox
night to head the Kiwantn
'■ul> for the good year 1924 and O
el. x Gardner, retiring president w» .
<1 i t. d vice-pres dent with the foi
" wrjr new hoard of directors: Wrn.
laic h.r,". r, for rest Eskridge, (’. K.
\’r ’ ■* F. Ledford, John S. Me.
Kmiflit, J. S. Port on and J. D. J,ine
h rjf, r. The election of new officer
>v..v oc: unioned by the resignation of
n-v<1" K llo'y a president and Dr.
Reuben MeHrayer as vice president,
•hrse t'"ntlemen having been elected
at the last meeting of the chi ) i*
in. ,t w thout their consultation or
: oiic.tai jon. Mr. lioey resigned be
cc 1 e h.s legal work calls him away
fr uit Sh'dhy so much he would not Ik
;:h! • to attend hut half of Jmceting:
wh !" Dr. MeHrayer withdrew because
of Ids pressing profftssiortal business.
h;r*c«iv e lie is a new man In the com.
nninity and thought some of the older
m rubers whose familiarity with con
d t or,., in the town and county might
more rv >:• to the club.
Max Gardner was frank to tell th‘
e'lih that a half dozen men who had
tin welfare of the dub and the
county at heart had carefully and
["prayerfully" prepared and named the
cluh . new officers to jresent for ap*
- r val or disapproval and when the
i names were made public, they were
unanimously elected. AH arc public
-pirited men .thoroughly alive to the
Kiwants motion “we build" and the
| new year has promise of grea*
achievements under their
Gardner brought forth applause
j when he announced as a goal for the
agricultural interests of the county a
cotton production of 50,000 bales. The
farmers are big fertilizer users, but
he said thousands of dollars are being
[ wasted because of unsuitable mixtur
; os. For this reason he stressed the
[ importance of unending a meeting in
i tb vcourt ! 'iii' ii Monday at which re
i«Ti rntatives of the state and Feder
al departments of agriculture would
deliver practical talks on fertilizers
j and offer to make analysis of soil
j specimens furnished by farmers in
j order that they might more intelli
, gently select mixtures that will pro
j duce larger crops on the same num
I her of acres.
Another goal set for the year is
; -tune major industry that will bring
; a payroll to Shelby. Last year the
j dub's greatest achievement was the
Dover mill. This year a furniture fac
i fury or some industry other than tex
j tile will be constantly on the minds of
: the Kiwan'ans.
J. S, Dorton who has labored un
censingly for the county fair was ap
i pointed head of a committee of three
to confer with the Kings Mountain
Chamber of "commerce relative to rair
ing funds to finance the county fair
for 19*24.
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On last Tuesday State Constables
C. Y. Allison anti Jonathan Byers,
South Carolina officers, capture a 60
e;|lion copper still near the King®
Monntrin batkf?* ground section. The
still was full of beer and a large
wooden- box also filled with beer was
discovered nearby. All told officers
poured cut about 250 gallons of beer.
There was a fire under the still. From
ell appearances the outfit had just
been placed in position. There was no
Evidence of any one about. Mr. Alli
son is of the opinion that Aiie block
b dors heard the officers as they ap
proached the site and made hasty exit
a*-' there were fresh tracks from a
former location to that where the out
fit was discovered.
Funeral services .for Mrs. Martha J.
McCraw, who died Wednesday at her
home in No. 1 Township in Cleveland
! county, North Carolina, were conduct
led Thursday :rt Camp’s Creek Church
i in Cherokee county. The burial follow
ed with Shufprd & LeMaster Company
funeral directors, in charge. Mrs.
, Met'raw was eighty-eight years of
; age. She had been married three tim
es. Before her first marriage she was
| a Miss Scruggs.—Gaffney Ledger.
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Krnest H. Cook, 23-year-old me
! ehanic, of Durham, was found guilty
■ >f manslaughter in connection with
I the fatal -hooting of A M. Thomp
1 Raleigh contractor, in the home
j of Mrs. Betty Spikes in Raleigh last
i fall, by a jury in Wake Superior
court Saturday night. Cook was s£n
: tencod to one year in the state’s pris
i on.
Roy On Stand Points Both
Lands at Man Mho He Saj’s
Whipped Him
A little cli Id shall lead them’ wa-i
slightly changed in recorder’s court
lure la-t week into “a little child shall
fo r th m out." James Ashby, of
above Ca ar, was charged with bru
tally whipping Master Pearjy Shull,
four-year-old boy and the a n of the
woman Ashley frequently kept com
pany with. Ashley placed the blajne
for the beating on two drunks only
to have the four-ycar-old youngster
when asked who beat him to point, a '
tubby finger on each hand at Ash-,
ley. The result was that Judge Fa’b
sentenced Ashley to 12 months in jn'l
to be worked on the roads. The case
was appealed.
on a Sunday in Decanibsi' Ashley
n:id the boy had been on a visit to a
neighbor, according to the evidtnes,'
and upon the‘r return the body of the
boy was blue with bruises evidently '
resulting from a whipping with a
switch end he had received two oj*
more blows over the head. Ashley n*
tr.buted the beating to two drunk
men, whom he«sserted assaulted both
he and the boy. There were slight dis
crepancies in his story however and
he was hailed into court, where upon
• he request of the court the boy u~ed
bo'h hands in pointing out his as
sn'lant with the aforesaid result.
Other cases heard werei Paul and
Clyde Beason. retailing; not guilty as
to Paul, but Clyde, a 17-year-old rub
lic school student of No. 2 towns*1'",
was fined $75 and the costs. ^b"1
charge against h;m however
more technical than outright an n
'•ording to his evidence he had on1"
loaned another a auart of liquor he
had previously found.
Pink Beason charged with retailing
was found not guilty,
R. F. Ellis and W. B. Bollinger, af
fray; fined $5 and the costs each.
Cases Heard Monday.
Ab Hamrick colored, receiving and
possessing intoxicating liquor; four
months in iail to be worked on tfio
Jerry Camp, colored, resisting an
officer; not guilty.
James Boykin, colored, receiving
and possessing; not guilty.
Summey Hunt, receiving and pos
sessing intoxicating liquor; 90 days
in jail to be worked on the roads.
^Summey Hunt, giving a worthless
check; not guilty.
Felix Hamrick, colored, driving
car without license; judgment sus
pended upon payment of the cost?
and securing a license.1
Otis Rafhiseur, colored, drunk and
disorderly fined $25 and the costs.
James T. Lookadoo,
Civil War Vet, Dead
Special to The Star.
Mr. James T. I.ookadoo, Confeder
ate soldier, died Thursday January
10, 1924 at the home of his son Jas
per Lookadoo, near Mt. Sinai church
at the age of 88 years and one month.
He was buried at Beaver Dam Bap
tist church on Friday afternoon at 2
o’clock. Mr. Lookadoo spent quite a
number of years in Cleveland tounjy.
and was a highly esteemed citizen
and a faithful member of the Baptist
church for 41 years.
The funeral was conducted by Rev.
A. C. rvin, assisted by Rev. J. C- Gil
lespie. He had been in fteeble health
for several years and often talked of
his Heavenly home and being pelrpar
ed to die. He was first married to
M ss Carolina Gardner and to the un
ion was bom seven children, four dead
and three living, Mrs. E A Fowler of
Cowpens, S1. C.; Mrs. Emma McGin
nis, of Gastonia; and Mrs. Sallie Fol
ey, of Atlanta, Ga. His second marri
age was to Miss Lou Bowen and to
this Union was born 3 children, one
dead and 2 living, Mrs. Linda Glenn
of near Earl and Jasper Lookadoo of
near Mt. Sinai section.
He leaves his devoted wife and
children and one brother George
Lookadoo to mourn his death.
Dr. Julian Baker, of Tarboro, chose
the air route Saturday afternoon
when he wished to go to Raleigh to
administer radium treatment to a pa
tient in a critical .condition at a Ra!
le:gh hospital. Getting in an airplane
J»t Tarboro at 2 o’clock, the physciao
was taken to Raleigh in one hour and
one minute by a commercial flier.
Fifteen/ minutes after landing he was
administering treatment to his pa
tient with a particle of radium val
ued at $ 12-5,000 which he carried with
him on his trip through the air.

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