Was Not A Sucker
Countryman Coins Golden Kegs From
Tennessee Product In Gafl’itey
. During Holidays.
We were born on a farm and have
spent several years pulling the bell
eord over a tassel tale, hoeing, rcap
ing, weeping, etc., and have always
been taught that there was little or
Vio guile in the man who lived in vhe
country. We have at ways regarded
these as the salt of the earth and it
hurts to know^nd then learn that all
the trickery in the world is not con
fined to towns and cities.
During the holidays .iust past a
fellow from the country played one <Tf
the slickest confidence games we ever
beard of. Of course it was on a small
scale, hut the deception was there
junt the same as in the case of Ponzi.
This countryman came to Gaffney
with a few dozen eggs in a basket.
T**e eggs were packed in cotton seed.
He went about town and sold his eggs
at CO cent;; per dozen. That was all
right. But, after selling his country
eggs he went to a store tn Gaffney
where the dealer had a lot of Tenn
essee eggs. He purchased four or five
dozen at a price somewhat below th it
i>t which he sold his eggs, placed them
, in his basket, covered them with th?
ootton seed and then went out arid
sold then as fresh country eggs at
60 cents per dozen. He riot only did
this cnce, but repeated for several
*■ days. In fact he did such a thriving
business that he was about to wipe
out the stock of the dealer in Ten
nessee hen fruit before the latter
. “caught on” to the scheme.
We admire this fellows enterprise
/but we condemn his methods. It is
jt}st as wrong to deceive people by
packing shipped eggs in cotton seed
' and selling them as fresh country
eggs as it is to give a mortgage on
something you do Pot possess. Both
methods are getting money under
false pretense. ’* ss
Spindale’s New Band.
The progressive town of Spindale
has a new brass hand, recently or
ganized. Mr. D. C. Cole is leader. The
new instruments have arrived and
regular practice is. now being carried
on. There will be from 20 to ;!t) men
in the band when it is finally com
' Prospects are now that Spindale
will have one of the best bands in this
part of the state. The mills have giv
fcn it strong backing.
hor Coker’s pedigreed cotton seed
see O. E. Ford Co. Adv
Are the best to be
found any where
and they are pric
ed so very reason
Wo boughf heavy
when cotton was
low. So you see we
can save you mon
ey. They are here,
hundreds and hun
dreds of them, in
the most wanted
patterns. With or
priced at 95c to
$7.00. Sizes from
13 to 20. We can
fit any man in
shirts no matter
how large or small
Make us prove it.
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Finding Of Baby
Hally Girl Found on Porch of Tnrlioro
Home Without Murks of
The residents and neighbors on St.
Patrick rtreet in Tarboro were great
ly excited when a white baby girl, not
more than three 05'four days old, was
found on the front porch of the resi.
ilence of Mrs. Alice Cobb there recent
Mrs. Frank Andrew:; was prepar
ing; to leave the Cobb home, where
she is now living, and when she op
ened the front door, there between
the door and the screen she saw a
basket that she first thought to be
1110 laundry of Mrs. Cobb’s, but upon
examination of this basket was found
to contain the form of a beautiful girl
baby, nicely. and costly tucked away.
The child was warm and asleep,
and in the basket was found a bottle
This infant was well, but not very
handsomely clad in baby clothes and
covered with a nice clean blanket, and
in perfect health.
Upon sonic of the wrappings were
fount the cost marks of Grant Stores
but from this nothing was learned as
to where this infant came from.
The mystery attached to the find
ing of thg little baby may never be
So far as any one knows it came
from nowhere, and only God knows
whnt its future will be.
The fac' that the basket was wrap
ped in paper led some to believe that
the child must have been brought to
town in an automobile, but this is
The little stranger was taken to
the hospital, where it will be cared
Death Stages Finale
To Sumter Tragedy
Mrs. China Accused of Husband's
Murder, Dies of Pneumonia
In Sumter Hospital.
Death from natural causes Friday
staged a grim finale to the domestic
tragedy ushered in Sumter, S. C., five
dags ago with death by violence.
Mrs. Louisa Davis China, rtiiddle
aged society leader, died at 3:25
o’clock Friday afternoon of pneumo
nia in- the Sumter hospital to which
she was taken on Monday, following
the' discovery of the body of her hus
band, Dr. Archie China, wealthy phy
sician and hanker, in his bathroom
with two bullet wounds in the head,
which she was charged by a coroner’s
jury with inflicting.
Progress of the disease that step
ped in to stay the hand of the law
was swift. Traces of pneumonia were
reported by physicians on Wednesday,
the day the coroner’s jury formally
charged Mrs. China with her hus
band’s murder, and only a few hours
after Dr. H. M. Stuckey, her physi
cian had testified that in his opinion
she was malingering when taken to
the hospital in an apparent state of
of collapse. Friday, she 13608016 rap
idly worse, and her illness was diag
nosed as double pneumonia. Little
hope for her recovery was held after
It was Mrs. China’s apparent collapse
that led‘to the finding of her hus
band's body, nearly 4 hours after he
hud been shot, according to testimony
at the inquest. Early Monday, she was
found lying on bed, semmingly un
conscious by Louise, the 11 year old
adopted daughter of' the family, who
rushed next door to call a nurse. The
latter found the body of Dr. China
when she went to the bathroom to get
SEMI-ANNUAL REPORT OF M.L RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
OF NO. 7 TOWNSHIP ROAD FUND FROM JULY 1, 1923 TO JANU
ARY, 1, 1924.
July 1, Balance-- ---■--—---$3,815.56
July 21, By H. A. Logan, aBlance, 1922 tax — ^V--*-1,637.24
December 10, By Mary E. Yarbrough, interest — -- 131.55
December 10, By II. A. Logan, 1923, tax —.-1-4,500.00
July, 1923 1 Disbursement*
First National Bank, 8 coupons at $30.00.....---240.00
W. W Mauney, piping ...-——----- -5-- .36.90
M M Green, 1 day service as commissioner --.....-...3.00
Lee Lovelace, June salary-.--Tr----—44.00
F Y .Jones, shop bill, expenses, etc — -s---,-44--28.29
F. Y Jones, June salary ---- ----—105.00
Loe CaUiHWS^rT day service as commissioner--...---3.00
^/ACrowder, 1 day service as commissioner,-..
W W Mauney, tiling-.....--i—j
J C Benjamin, 6 road machine blades —--—**---75.00
Tractor and Machinery Sales Co., tractor repairs-.-i-100.00
First National Bank; 1 coupon —... --,j:-4--JH).00
Lee Lovelace, labor -- - -52.00
Standard Gilt Company, gasoline--'-200.61
W A Crowder, machine blades---- ...-.75.00
W A Crowder, tractor parts __—-...-....-.,4-121.25
F Y Jones, labor_~ --,-i- ---— —-105.00
F Y Jones_... .—-—„-- ---—137.27
W A Crowder, July service_...---- 3.00
I, N Cabaniss, July service -- ---3.00
M M Green, July service __...—--...3.00
First National Bank, 2 coupons-----—* 60.00
F Y Jones, general expensces, sand, hauling, etc.- -167.92
F Y Jones, salary for August _ —---105.00
Lee Lovelace, salary for August -—----50.00
Standard Oil Company, gas and oil ------234.00
Star Publishing Co., publishing semiannual report---.-—8.50
Plato Crowder, trip to Charltte with car ....- -... 8.C0
Lee Cabaniss, 2 days service asp cmmissioner ...—-— -,6.00
W A Crowder, 2 days service as commissioner___6.00
M M Green, 1 days service as commisscioner ....-—,,-—. ..3.00
The White Company, 1 truck ...— ---1,990.00
Standard Oil Company, gas and oil, September account_—-60.11
Tractor Sales and Machine Company, tractor parts —-...-9.17
J C Benjamin, road machine parts_.....--3.50
W W Mauney, tiling------—..200.20
F Y Jones, freight shop bills and general expenses___139.26
F Y Jones, salary or September_... --105.00
I_ee Lovelace, salary or September _______48.00
M M Green, 2 days service as commisioner___6.00
Lee Cabaniss, 2 days service as commissioner___6.00
W A Crowder, 2 days service as commissioner ____;_6.00
Grady Davison, labor_____—T- __...29.00.
Grady Davison, work__ __28.00
F. Y Jones, shop bill, etc____38.70
F Y Jones, salary or October _____125.00
Lee Lovelace, salary for October____'.80.00
Lee Cabaniss, 2 days service as commissioner, October_..._6.00
M M Green, 2 days service as commissioner in October_6.00
W A Crowder, 2 days service as commissioner in Ortober___6.00
Aaron McSwain, tiiing__ __ _18.00
First National Bank, 47 coupons at $30.00.____l,#io.00
Standard OH Company, gas bill for October_...__03.63
F Y Jones, salary for November.___125.00
Lee Lovelace, salary for November ___ _80.00
F Y Jones, general expenses month of November _71.30
Standard Oil Company, gas and oil in November ...__101.65
I.ee Cabaniss, 1 days service as commissioner __..,__3.00
M M Green, 1 days service as commissioner___3.00
W A Crowder, 1 days service as commissioner____3.00
Total disbursements ______$6,842.16
Balance, January 1, 1924 ______ _*_^_ 8,242.19
Total receipts ........... .„...$10,084.35
I, Mary E. Yarbrough, Treasurer of Cleveland county, do solemnly
swear the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief.
MARY E. YARBROUGH, County Treasurer.
- Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 5th day at January 1924.
GEORGE P.. WEBB, Clerk Superior Court.
a towel to be used in an effort to re
vive the apparently unconscious wo
The theory of suicide w«is advanced
when it was seen that the - 'banker
physician had been shot to death, but
it was quickly abandoned when no
weapon could be found in the bath
room, or the adjdining rooms. Several
hours later the pistol with which Mrs
China, according to n confession Dr.
Stuckey said she made to him Monday
night, declared her husband had been
shot when she grappled with him over
the weapon, was found in a neighbor’s
Mrs. Chinn, the physician declared,
admitted having hidden the weapon
A. story of domestic tribulations, in
tensified by a wife’s jealousy, mark
ing the close of a married life of
more than a quarter of a century, was
told at tiro inquest. One woman neigh
bor said Mrs. China had mentioned
another woman as one who was get
ting “the love and caresses she was
dying for.” Other witnesses testified
that it was common knowledge that
the married life of the China's was
There Are No Children.
The China;s had no children of
their own. Little Louise, who has been
cared for at' the home ot a neighbor
since the. discovery of the tragedy of
By virtue of the power of tale con
tained in n Deed of Trust executed to
me as Trustee on June 20th, 1023, by
Frances Wedd, widow, securing an in
debtedness to the Shelby Building and
Loan association and default having
been made in the payment of same
and, having been called upon to exe
cute the trust. I will sell at public
auction to the highest bidder for cash
at the court house door in Shelby,
N. C., on
Saturday, February 16th, 1921
within legal hours the following de
scribed real estate:
Being a part of what is known as
the Suttle-Washburn property an 1
lying in the northeastern part of the
town of Shelby, N. C., and on the
north side of Buffalo street, and
bounded as follows:
Beginning at a stake in the branch
the northeast corner of the lot sold
to Johnson Webb, and running thence
south 4.22 West 205 fec-t to a take
in north edge of Buffalo street;
thence«rast with northedge of Buffalo
street 71 feet to a stake, the south
west corner of the lot to Wade
Jons; hence with Wade Jones' line
north 5.37 east 181 feet to a stake
in the branch ,thence up the brand
north 74 west 75 feet to the begin
ning being the tract deeded France;
Webb by J. L. Suttle and M. A
Spangler, mortgagees, by deed datce
June 16th ,1923.
This January 2nd, 1924.
CLYDE R. HOEY, Trustee.
Sunday, \vas*adopted by them wh.le
she was still an infant.
Plans had been made by Solicitor
Frank A. McLeod ,a brother of Gov
ernor Thomas G. AlcLcc: to place
Mrs. China on trial for murder, he an
nounced. at the February term
court in Sumter county.
Dr. China was a native of Sum
ter, his father having been a pacticiny:
physician here for many years, lie
v.-fts graduated from The Citadel tn
Charleston with the fiui<t class after
V war and later U/K his decree in
d <Ve. He was <100 president of
j the First National bank, and also was
the owner of a large dairy.
Mrs. Cliia was a naijqe'01 Colum
bia. where several brothers and siS
t- r. who survive her now reside.
Hrth I)r .China and Mrs fhina
Were active :n Sumter society.
W. C. HARRIS,
Paragon Building. Phone 568.
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