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VOL. XXXII, No. 13
THI CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUFiSDAY, FEB. 12. 1921.
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IWU AHt KILLED
SEABOARD TRAIN HITS CAR.
Woman WJio Lived At Buffalo
Mill Killed. Young Man Die?
And Woman Can't Survi.e.
Two have died and another can’t
lire as a result of Seaboard train No.
16 striking a Ford roadster Sunday
afternoon at R. G. Brown’s crossing
at the county line between Waco and
Cherryville. Mollie Keller about 40
years, twice married and known bv
some as Mrs. Bolick was killed out
right and Austin Grigg died in the
Lincolnton hospital Monday morning
at 4 o’clock with internal injuries, his
leg broken in two places and wounds
on his head. Lottie Swink, a young
bobbed-haired girl who was in the
car at the time of the accident suffer
ed a broken back and a telephone
message to the Star office from the
Lincolnton hospital at noon Monday
revealed the information that Miss
Swink can’t survive with her broken
back and broken ribs.
Three men and two women were in
the Ford roadster going from Waco
to Cherryville Sunday afternoon when
the eastbound Seaboard struck the
car. Ray Gates, a Cherryville foundry
nan was driving the car and declare",
that he stopped at the crossing in
obedience to the state law, but when
ha started up again he could not see
the aproaching train until the engine
was upon him. The car of five was
seen in Shelby Sunday afternoon and
attracted attention because of its
Lottie Swink whose back is broken
lived at the Vivian mill at Cherryville.
Blair Dellinger, Ray Gates and Aus
tin Grigg, the three male occupants
of the car all lived at Cherryville.
Austin Grigg was the son of Solon
Grigg, was 24 years of age and a
neohew of Plato Grigg of Shelby.
Mollie Keller and Austin Grigg
wer# buried Monday at Cherryville.
The car was completely wrecked when
it was striick by the Seaboard engine
which stopped after the accident and
picked up the injured ones and carried
them to the Lincolnton hospital where
they were entered for treatment.
List Of Deeds Filed
In Registrar’s Office
L. C. Palmer to Kate C. Palmer one
half interest, in three tracts in No. 8
townschip, $1 and other considera
R. E. Lutz and wife to Fletcher N.
Wood, lot <n Shelby (B. F. Curtis
property) for $2,200.
B. F. Curtis and wife to R. E. Lutz
Jot in Shelby for $2,000. ,
W. P. King and wife to A. A. An
thony, 42 acres in No. 4 township for
P. M. Washburn, J. L. Hord and
wives two lota on Cleveland Springs
road to Odis E. Royster for $725.
P. M. Washburn, J. L. Hord and
wives to Johnnie Royster two lots on
Cleevland Springs road for $775.
J. W. Silver and Carl Thompson to
C. G. Davis, lot in Southwest Shelby
$10 artd other considerations.
L. W. Gardner lot on W. Marion
street to Lee fi. Weathers for $3,250.
J. W. Silver and C. S. Thompson to
W. S. Davis, lot in southwest Shelby
for $10 and other consideration.
M. A. Turner to Lela t. Washburn,
one-ninth .interest in three tracts of
land for $100 and other consideration.
Trustees of Polkville circuit to W.
H. Covingtop, parsonage property in
No. 8 township for $1,150.
S. L. Gillespie to C. S. Mull, lot on
Grover street for $2,000.
Marvin Turner and wife to Lela T.
Washburn one-ninth interest in two
tracts No. 4 township for $100 and
Peyton McSwain to L. C. Palmer,
350 acres in No. 8 township for $7,000
Wm. and J. D. Lineberger to C. F.
Sherrill, lot at Jones place for $2,000.
J. M. White to Jesse Jones two
tract# of 18 3-4 and 14 acres in No.
8 for $3,600.
J. R. Jones to George G. Moore, lot
' on W. Marion street for $800.
George A. Hoyle to Z. J. Thompson,
lot on W. Marion street for $2,250.
M. C. Putnam to S. E, Kennedy 44
1-2 acres in No. 3 township for $3,000.
R. Z. Riviere to T. W. Hamrick and
Frank Hamrick, individual interest in
lot on W. Marion street for $1,250.
There will be a box supper at
Double Shoals school house Saturday
night of this week, the proceeds to sro
for the benefit of the Double Shoals
A party leader is a man who can
take a popular delusion and convert
it into plank.—Shereveport (La.)
Journal. __■_, .
FOR WILSOfl HELD
EULOGY BY C. II. HOKY.
Wilson’r Life As World Patriot
And Christian. School Child
ren In Memorial Thursday.
A fi'.'i i r •• but* to Wo.vii«n Wil
son, the it • 1 war chief ami lover of
peace, vra i d b.v Shelh * p»o 1* Sart
da.v evenin'- a' their raifular church
services. In ef-ordancs with tha re
nu°st of th« <.overnor boras special
rrfe -?tlce to the great man was made
at each church.
A' tho Central M’thcxTst church th*
services we-e en'i-e’y memorit' and
the church building was packed to
hear Hon. C. R. Hoey, who waa tn
Congress during the Wilson adminis
tration, in his eulogy on the intar
naConal s'atesman Spe-ia) musical
selections were rendered before sad
after Mr Hueys talk.
Patriot and Ckristiaa
With his usual ability, wh'ah grip*
his hearers on ary subject. Ifr. Beey
divided his eulogy under tr-»* head*—
Wilron, the Patriot, and Wilsoa, the
Christian. Although other points were
touched the tribute for the snout part
was devoted to these two characteris
tics of a great character characteris
tics that will live longer tlun Mr
stone ahrine set un dt a lorin*
j “As a patriot!-,’ Mr Hoey Mid “Wood
i row Wilson not only loved hia coantrv
| but the entire human race.” Hia life
was dedicated first to his country and
then to mankind. Hi* famous War
Message, h:ard personally by the
| sreaker, exemplified his l*v* aad
I ideals for humanity. In that fmst
message the late president asked msr
: not for any selfish motive for hins me
his '■o-intrv. rot for lard or gain, hart
to drive despotism from the earth
And more clearly was his world pat
riotism and ideals shown in bis trip
*o Paris, where he sought a world
[ r>eace to be written in tha intsraatfno
i al code of lasso. Hi* pimmt, Wk kiMM
land ideals for thi* paass *M a*r»
[ r-alized, but eventual1? tba spaakay
i believed within our life thi* world
peace based on the ideri* of Woadraw
Wilson may he realised.
A" a leader of men and the fast
est man of his time .Wilsc* sra* al
ways a Christian and was repeatedly
seeking Divine aid and eounri. *e
fo-e reading the War Mer-wige to Coa
‘gress that formally entered the
worlds greatest count; v in histery’s
greatest war, Wilson called together
his cabinet and official family and led
them in prayer. During the conflict
at a time chen r.n onset of the Haas
had momentarily da?, i the allies
Wilson asked the entire land to pr»y
for the ho. s “over there” and that
their sacrifice might not go down in
defeat and the world be *uled by mili
tarism. From that day on the allied
armies mn e noticeable gains, which
eventually 1 c-sulted in the signing of
the armistice. No day passed, no mat
ter how pressing the rush of officii al
business or personal worry but that
the War President read na inspiring
selection fr m the scriptures. His de
votion and steadfast faith were pic
tured by press reports of his last ill
ness, the feeble and impaired form
dinging to the arms of his chair as
he asked a Divine blessing on his
The interest and attention of those
present throughout the memorial serv
ices told of their love and respect for
the one for whom they had gathered
to pay tribute.
School in Memorial
Thursday afternoon a Wilson mem
orial service was held by the children
of Shelby school assembled in the
Central school auditorium. The rev
erence and solemn interest taker, in
the exercises by children evidenced
their love for the late president. The
program which was in charge of the
senior class of the high school was ns
“Historical Sketch of Wilson”,
Frances Whisnant; “His Academic
Life”, Oline Rippey; “Life as Gov
ernor”, Isabel Hoey; “Wilson as Pres
ident,” Hattte Gidney; “Wilsons War
Record”, Alpha Gettys.
As a touching conclusion to tl\e
program high school boys, members
of the local guard company, in uni-*
form, lowered the colors over the por
trait of Wilson in the auditorium as
taps was sounded.
JAMESJE^ANCIS HOWELL DIES
OF WHOOPING COltGH
James Francis Howell, two and one
h.-lf monthsold son of Mr. and Mrs.
T. G. Howell, died at their home on
Gidney street of whooping cough “Sat
urday morning about 11:30 o’clock.
Funeral services conducted by Dr.
H. C. Sisk were at residence Sunday
afternoon at 2 o’clock and interment
was in Sunset cemetery.
Man is the only animal that hangs
his fellows, and doubtless the only
animal that should.—Associated Edi
j Cast Ortr il.lM Par Mon'h Last
Tear T« Imp Uf Tbs Car
• Elisabeth City Inrfepende**..
Do yoa happen to knv» whet it
coat* to kaap up a household for your
Gorernor? Tou probably nerer
thought about it. You have probably
felt a little mean about the fact that
rour Gorernor is paid a salary of only
j 89.800 a year. But you will not feel
so mean about it after yon learn wfcat
you pay for the upkeep of your Gov.
addition to hia salary of 86,500
Gorernor Morrison set thp State back
*1* 888 68 lest year for his household
srd ’•e-son*I exp*->e«*. Th*
*.e in the report of your State Audi
v>« 'or the ^scal year endi-g Juno 30,
IWI. No other Gorernor North Caro
1 .na has erer had has lired So sumptu
ously and to extrarkgantly es h.n<s
&or«mor Morrison. Glorying in his
plehlaa aneestry and forever pro-lsi—>
himself as one of th* plain people
! 0*Y. Morrjpoa spends money hand
[ *r«e fla* an hia household at the
paMte’e expense, while the spandiose )*
! food. D ewrt exactly flf,878,78 last
year te keep up the Governor's man.
sion and grounds: it costs 83.649 95
t* keep ap his automobile. The state
allows him 11.000 a year in cash for
serranta which he got; but in addition
the salaries ef faur servants and a
Aetfttw ara charged up on hia nan
sien and greunda account. Add to that
9971 that he pulled down for traveling
Governor Morrison’s drag
l*undrr bill* would stagger
th* awrag* man with an income of
90 mtwh as $89,009 a year. He b sup
P***d la pay for the laundry of per
'•Vl wmrtng apparel, bis own ailk
ahtrt*. h’’a owa silk pajama* and ths
aflkm*B. be wear* The State
Mfuoaed to pay for the wash of
b’» horueho'd linen* from the Oover
.’or'a rnenaioa The Iv nd ry bill for
t*a mansion las-', yeai w»* $103.03; a
***^***^a hill f.«e a faasDy of oaa
(Pf PBavav m4 mm Bmujrnm.. Ths
m%. .4 and avye'iaa far »• .atomo
#Ute f*™ *»!• Royal
Ttaheaaa runs na a staggering bill
*•$ • drug (Core accounts charged
■P ha the manaion would supply a
®hdt*$ aunitarium with ueceseary an
tiseptic, tailet goods and drugs for' a
Ilia figure are published hens be
'ruaa there baa beep so ranch talk
about Governor Morrison’s highfalut
lng idaaa of Jiving like a prince of
royal blood. While no one eeems to
have taken tlje trouble to publish the
facta. This newspaper has no file of
State Auditor reports listing the ex
penses of former Governor’s, but it is
yenerally known that the late Gov
ernor T. W. Biekett, a man of refined
taataa and a great entertainer, was
criticised in some circles because his
expenses ran into something like $8 -
000 a year.
A matter of $18,000 or $20,Ooto for
the household expenses of a North
Carolinian seems little enough to folks
uaed to such expenditures, but it looks
like aa extravagant sum in the eves
I?*1*® N«rth Carolininians,
thousands of whom support real fami
lies on less than is spent for the
7^k‘yK1w*sh the Governor, bed
and table linens.
School Nurse Makes
Her Monthly Report
nnUl haVlnSr * school
nurse in the public schools is readily
seen in the first month’s report of the
program carried on by the school
nurse, Miss Irma Bowman. Many
slight defects in the children, which
without attention would have impair
ed them in later life, have been re
vealed and in the majority of the
cases are being treated. The January
renort covers a period of three Weeks
During this time the eyes of 400
children, 240 boys and 160 girls.
h*ve been examined. Four boys and
10 girls out of 103 found with defec
tive eyesight are now having their
eyes treated and glasses fitted. The
general nurses examination during
the three weeks included 202, children
141 boys and 61 girls. Of the two
found with defective hearing, one is
being treated. Of the 85 found with
nose or throat trouble, four are being
treated. Of the 138 found with defec
tive teeth, seven are already receiving
treatment. The entire 11 children
found with some skin or scalp ailment
are receiving medical attention, which
is a good example of the beneficial
work of a school nurse. Twenty-six
oer cent, of the students examined, or
53 children, 23 boys and 30 girls, were
“Retired broker wjll run newspa
ner.” Past tense, broker: future tense,
broken—Hagerstown (Md.) Herald.
German monarchists are at a dis
advantage. They no longer control the
cannon-fodder supply.—Toledo Blade.
WAS PROMINENT DOCTOR
i Sudden Pairing And Great I.o;s
Cnu3^8 Sorrow -To The Who’?
Town. Funeral at 10 Monday.
! Dr. Beniamin H. Palmer. well!
known physician and f.ne specimen
of physical manhood, who on Satur
day was jovial with friends and ac-1
tively engaged in his practice, was
stricken with paralysis at 6 o’clock
Saturday evening and was dead Sun- j
day morning at 7:80. His sudden and j
unexpected passing cast a golom over
the entire town and country-side. Few
knew that he had been suffering with
high blood pressure, although he
knew his affliction and bad been care- ■
fully dieting himself for sometime. It
was not his disposition to complain or
herald his ailment to others for by
natura he wha a jovial disposition
and in the sick room his very presence
radiated cheer and hopefulness. On;
Saturday he had be on peyinrr calls on
his patients and when he‘started horn*
Saturday evening be waved good-bye
to a fellow physician and said “I will
see you later.” they having made an
engagement to see their fellow-phy
sician. Dr. T. G. Hamrick who had
been taken to the Shelby Public hos
DR. BEN H. PALMER
pital for an operation for appendici
tis. When he put his hand on the front
door knob, he swooned against the
porch railing. His little daughter rush
ed to his side and inquired’ the trou
ble. His reply was, “I have had a
stroke of paralysis.” A. P. Weathers 1
and other neighbors rushed in. sum
moned physicians and helped him to
his bed. He never spoke another word,
although he was conscious of what his
fellow physicians were doing for his
relief. His entire right side was help
less, only his left hand being useful.
Formerly County Physician.
Dr. Palmer was born 53 years ago
the 21st of July this year, the son of
Dr. V. J. Palmer one of the county’s
noblest physicians who practised and .
preached until he died at the age of
Rfi. Dr. Palmer attended school in
Shelby while Prof. Frank H. Curtis
was superintendent in 1892. He grad
uated at the Louisville Medical col
lege in 1897 and came to Shelby to
practice his profession in which he
was eminently successful. He com
manded a large practice and was
county physician for a number of
years. Dr. Palmer was also active in
the religious and business life of the
community, being a steward in Cen
tral Methodist church, a Mason and
Shriner and identified with the busi
ness life of the community in mailer
t Dr. Palmer was a kind hearted,
public spirited citizen, tender and sym
nathetic in his profesion, practical in
his views, warm in his affection and
bore no malice toward anyone. .When
ever or wherever he was called, he
promptly answered if he felt he could
stav the hand of death.
Dr. Palmer was married' to Miss
Emma Cline, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Cline, formerly of this
countv now living in Lincoln, countv.
Mrs. Palmer survives with five chil
dren, Mrs. W. L. Shuping of Gastonia;
Ben. Leila. Sara and Ralph Palmer, to
gether with three brothers. Joe, Jim
and Loami C. Palmer and two sisters
Mrs. W. L. Toms, and Mrs. W. M. 1
Gold. A large family connection and
a host of friend^ brought one of the
largest crowds that ever attended a
funeral in Shelby, the services being
conducted at Central Methodist
church Monday morning at 10 o’clock
where he was a faithful member and
regular attendant, the services were
conducted by Rev. A. L. Stanford,
pastor, assisted bv Revs. C. F. Sher
rill and Beverly Wilson. The beauti
ful floral displays further attested
•"•Ivin Peeler A-oidentally Shoot*
M-lvin Peeler the 16 year old aon
of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Peeler shot
two toes off his ritrht foot Saturday
afte-noon at their home just east of
Shelby. Young Peeler had gone for
his gun at the barn where the day
before he rhot a chicken. He forgot
that both barrels were loaded, and
with the muzzle of the gun against
h«s foot, pulled the trigger. He aan to
the house with the two toes hanging
to his foot and called a physician. His
toes were amputated at the Shelby
hosoital where he is resting well.
The manv friends of Dr. T. G.
Hamrick will regret to learn that ho'
had an oneration fag peritonitis at the'
Shelby Public hospital Saturday ev- j
en:o~ He is resting well, however,
end phv H»ns arc encouraged!
o""~ h's condition.
Miss P.oh-cca Bridges, an aged wo
wn" of R >ilin- Sorr^s who has been
in t.he care of nhvsicians at the Shel
by hospital for some weeks is rrnd
"allv cTowinc- weaker, and little hops
is held out for her recovery.
Mr. L. Havre Patterson of Patter
son Springs has enterod the hospital
for medical care.
Mrs. O. A. Hamrick of Boiling
Springs was brought to the hospital
Sunday for an operation within the
next few days.
Mr*. John Willi* Is
Dead At Knob Creek I
Wa« O-lv 92 Yearn of «A<»e—RUrI*d
at St. Paul—Personal Mention
of Much Interest.
Spe-'al to The Star.
Th«> D»<\th Ann-el vinit»it the homo
of Mr John Wiim Monday mcrninn’
and claimed th» loving wife and
mother. Mm. Willis had bean slightly
ill for abo"t a v«gr but waa not dan
gerously ill until some month* ggo.
Mw arjpat byt aha torn
it patiently, she Wves a husband.
Three children and mother, Mra. Ae}i
lev. She was about 22 years of aew
and joined the church at 8t. Paul
about three years a<rn being a derat
ed Christian and mother. The funeral
services w«n> conducted Monday at
Pleasant Hill church by Rey. J. P.
Weathers of Casar. A large erbwd of
sorrowing friends and-relatives were
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Julius New
ton a fine daughter. Mrs. Newton h»
f'r“ marriae-e was Miss Corneli"
CoeV. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will
Mr. Arnie Cook, has been Ul with
measles-but is improving, we are glad
Miss Lillian Mode spent Monday
nivht with her sister Mrs. Carl
Miss Vei-tie Smith entertained a
number of her friends with a singing
Saturday nieht. A large crowd was j
present and every body seemed to en- j
jov the singing.
Misses Leona and Minnie Cook nf j
near Sh"lby spent Saturdav nigh* !
with t.he>r cnusinst Misses Gazzie and
Mrs. Sarah Cook has been visitin'*
her son. Mr. Charlie Cook she also
spent Saturday ni«*ht. with her daugh
ter Mrs. Julius Buff.
Mr. N. A. Sniith has been verv sick
for the last few days but is better at
Mr. and Mrs. Lumie Carnenter vis
ited their Parents Mr. and Mrs. Julius
Buff and Mr. and Mrs. P. X. Carpen
ter Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Clyde Mull is getting along
nicely since he came home from the
Little Benth’e Cook daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Cook has been
ill for some few days but is better
“Oh, what a Fall was therp. my
On the other hand, an open mind
may be one that is too porous to hold
a c**nviction.—Sioux City Journal.
When a savage put* on pants and
learns to love a dollar, we say he is
civilized—Wallaces' Farmer (Dos
the high esteem in which Di\ Palmer
was held not only in- Shelby but
throughout the countv.
The funeral was with Masonic hon
ors, Dr. Palmer having been one of I
the most active Masons who taught
lessons to dozens of new members.
Active pall bearers were: R. Z. Ri^
vtere, Garnett M. Cox, E. A. Houser,
S. C. Lattimore, Oliver Anthony, R.
L. Hendrick. J. Frank Harris and Tom
Osborne with all of the physicians of
Shelby as honorary pall hearers. In
terment was in Sunset cemetery.
City Water Contro ersy Seemed
Toa Iical For Tho3e Not On
Nothing eventful under tae “\Ve
Budd" head of Kiwanis took place
at the last meeting Thursday and
with the exception of a few minutes
^devoted ti business the remainder of
the owning was spent in that friendly
oirit common to tho club, so friendly,
in fact it was hard to fathom by j
«eome of the membership.
Bosh Hamrick who represented the
eluh’-at th« meeting of district tros
t~es held nt Pinehurst recentlv, made
a report of the meeting to the club.
Foecial music, p ano, by M'ss Mar
Hriffin, and saxaphone by Mr. W. S.;
Bnohenan. was rendered during the
evening in addition to selections by 1
the K'wnn's miartet, Messrs. Robert
son, McCord, Burras and Hamrick.
Te-pot Howe Scramble.
Several out-of-town visitors were
ransts of the club and it was during
their introduction that the program
committee with the aid of some dar
ing m-mbers put over tb« toD-nn^ch
and hif*h-piteh number of the evening.
Just after one guest had been intro
duced County Superintendent of
Schools J. C. Newton took the floor
without the least suggestion from
anyone. and without any heed to his
store of school-room adjectives de
nounced the “municipal aqua"'of Shel
by. Had his spiel flown on uninter
rupted the meeting might have been j
termed "Kiwanis Kreates Kounter
feit Kick” But Dr. Reuben McBrayer
entered strenuous objections to th*.
denouncement and as Kipling might,
have described the Dempsev-Firpo !
fight, “things waxed warm.’ The two
apparently near reached that atage of
temper where knuckles talk and then j
the riot started. The remaining mem
bership had either taken aid«n and d«
cidad to pitch battle, or halt the pro
ceedings rather than ruin the reputa
tion of the dub. Some otf the more
dignified members scrambled across
a row of chain and plates intent updn j
entering their lances in the tourney;
list; othen slid to the center of;
events with disastrous results to their
clothing, but the majority remained
cool and the two original participants
were ejected singly from the room.
The club was exdted, too excited to
eat, and then those in charge of the
program explained and the excite-,
ment turned to mortification.
The entire affair was planned. The j
two pugilistic hopes returned to the,
room smiling, the best of friends. Mr.
Newtftn did not seem to have any i
anxiety about the water and tyr. Me- ‘
Brayer was not worrying about the;
purity. It took sometime for the
“frame-up” to sink itt on those who;
had been framed, ana in some cases
the cork is still above water thanks
to the histrionic ability of the two
members selected to sow the seeds of
Uneventful Docket In
No crimes of impcr*sr > e featured the
week h r» ther bri“t Jjcket in record
01 s coil-1 Among (h; ores disposed
r roil Newton, larceny of automo
l»i’e: held for grand irry under $500
Oliver Willis, break.ig and enter
ing a parage at Casac and stealinp
ti:ea end accessories, held for grand
jury u der a bond of ?500.
Cnarlie Callahan, .war: Hess cho' e.
judgment suspended on payment of
t! e c<vts and check.
J W. Whisnant, •viirthiess check;
Judgment suspended on payment of
the cost-- and check.
Angelo Miller, col.v rj, larceny •/
ant .-twite accessories a^l carrying
con:e;'of| weapon. Af‘- r consulting
the calendar Judge Falls made his
dates correspond with Judge Long’s,
and Angelo was given 60 days on the
gang for carrying a concealed weapon,
at the termination of the sentence to
be turned over to Superior court on
the larceny charge. Protruding feet
gave Angelo away on one charge and
caused him to be charged oh the other.
Officers were seeking him for larceny,
when they observed two feet sticking
from und^j some fodder in a bam loft
near town. Investigation revealed An
gelo sleeping there and when aroused
bis “owl-head,” a 22-calibre, fell out
bn the floor, and h‘s place on the
iocfcet was made to read “also carry
ing concealed weapon.”
Some people think they are funda
mentalists just because they believe
their enemies are going to hell. Peo
Advice to that commission: Save
the marks and the francs will take
care of themselves.—Hartford Times
BODY LaDLY MUTILATED.
Hobo Trip Of Four Clmrloils
Boy* r. ruled By Death Of Pal
ouraay [Wntfrig. • '. '
Tho sunny sent.*! where’ wintry
wlml* are not known has beckoned Its
last time to Fullmer Hornsby ld-year
old itinerant Charlotte boy, whose'life
was crushed out by the wheels of*
main line Ireight train near Archdale
th s county about 3 ©dock Sunday
In the wee’ hours Sunday morning
four Charlotte youths “hepped"' a
south-bound freight in the Charlotte
vards headed for somby,Here in’ths *
far south whsre flowers blobm. The
'Hjartet: Fullmer and Joe HdVnsby, 10
end 17 respectively, Ernest Littlejohn
and John Poplia, 10 each, were perch
%d in an open ear loaded with steel,
hot shortly after leaving Kings Moun
tain the bitin* wind pfeheed their hid
fnv place. Telling the others he was
going to hunt a warmer place to ride
Fullmer Hornsby made his way baek
across ths swaying cars and *as seen
no mors bf his comrades until thev
found his lifeless and mutilated body
on tHs track iarly ne*t morning.
Misalpt at Blacksburg.
Whan the train reached Blacksburg
the three remaining boys became un
easy about their pal and instituted a
search for him. Not finding him tbe^
Informed the train crew that he wa«
missing and the search back an the
tra-k bestn. Near Archdale, three
miles north of Grover, his body war
found completely cut In twe, cme leg
severed and otherwise badly mutilat
ed. Evidently another train had pass
ed along, for parte ofthe body w*~
found on each side of the track, pre
sumably placed there so that another
train might fags.
Poliowing the finding of the bodv
Coroner T. C. Eskridge, here, wai no
tified, and an inquest by a coroner's
lury was held at Archdmle, The Jury
found that ths yonth earns te hie
death by falling from moving ears era
a train operating a* Southern rail
way traeke at about « o’dock Sunday
According totha story told by the
three boys, whose trip was s# abrupt
ly ended, their life was one of feavel
and wanderlust. Tho mother of the
two Hornsby boys lives at Great Falla
S. C., but the four for somotimo wera
said to have bean employed by the
Western Union at Charlotte. The
Homsbys boarded with a Mrs. Harri
dore at 28 E. Stonewall street; Little
john lives at 423 Morehaad avenue,
and Popjin at 916 N. Caldwell street.
The name of the mother of Hornsby
boys could not be secured as It was
said she had married again. Wheth
er or not the other boys have rela
tives living in Charlotte or this sec
tion was not learned. \
None of the bogs seemed to have
a definite destination for their trip,
having only a vision ot*a warmer oli
mate, but the horrible death of a pal
has halted their rambling, they shy
forever—but- temporarily at alaat. ,
MRS SIDNEY O. HAWKINS
DIES IN RUTHERPOM
From The Sun. §
Mrs. Sidney O. Hawkins, wha lived
between Hollis and EUenboro died at
her home Sunday morning at 5 o’clock
She suffered three strokes of paraly
sis; the first about four years ago;
the second at her brother’s fuaoral,
Mr. Jim Walker, about a year*ego
and the third last Wednesday while
sitting in a chair at her home. Sba
never regained consciousnees after
the last stroke. |
The deceased Wae «3 years eld and . ‘
s faithful member of Mt. Olivet Bap
tist church for many years. Funeral
services werd conducted Monday aft- ,v
ernoon at Mt. Olivet with her pastor
Rev. W. T. Tate in charge and inter
ment followed in the cemetery.
Presbyterians Plan A >
Campaign For $20,000
• - -r—
At a congregation meeting of the
Presbyterian church Sunday morning
to consider the advisability of build
ing an entirely new ehurch or remod
elling present church aed building
a needed addition _ to the Sunday
school room, it was voted to enlarge
the present Sunday school department
end remodel the church auditorium •
for which a drive will be made to raise
*20.000. The plans have not been def
initely decided upon su the exact de
tails of the improvement will be pent"
ed upon later. Various committees are
being apointed and the campaign fee
funds will begin at an early da*o