I hereby announce that I am a can
didate for the office of Sheriff of Clev
eland County, subject to the Demo
cratic primary to bo held on Saturday
June 7th. I will appreciate the sup
port of both the women and men of
this pood county. If you honor ms
with election to this important office
I promise to irive my personal atten
tion to the duties of the office so fat
a? possible. I shall not have time to
make a call on each individual voter.
D. D. WILKINS.
April 2d, 1921.
To the voters of Cleveland County,
I hereby announce myself a candidate
for reflection to the office of Sheriff
Cleveland county subject to the action
of the Democratic primary to be held
June 7th, 1824.
HUGH A. LOGAN.
date I hereby announce myself a can
didate for the office o f Sheriff o‘
Cleveland county, subject to the Dem
ocratic primary Saturday June 7th. I
shall appreciate your support and in.
flue net* and if elected, promise an ad
ministration marked for its fairness
C. A. ROYSTER.
* . I hereby announce myself as a can
didate for Recorder and Auditor of
Cleveland county subject to the notion
of the Democratic Primary of June
/th. If elected it will be my sole and
controlling ambition to do absolute
justice. I give my solemn promise to
be at all time impartial to protect the
interest of the state, but to treat nli
alike, rich and poor, small and great
JOHN P. MULL,
FOR REGISTER OF DEEDS
I hereby announce myself a candi
date for Register of Deeds, subject
to the action of the Democratic Pri
mary June 7th. I especially ask the
support of my friends, both men and
ladies with their vote and influence
-MILES p. harrelson
for REGISTER OF DEEDS
I hereby announce myself as r
candidate for re-election for the of.
fice of Register of Deeds of Clcve.
Jam! C °unty, subject to the action o1
the Democratic Primary to be held
Juno 7th, 1924.
-‘-R. LEE WEATHERS
I hereby announce that I am a can
didate |pr trie Democratic oominatioi
for Representative in the Sixty-Ninti
Congress from the Ninth Oongrossion
ul dwtriet of North Carolina in th
t0 1)0 h'‘1(1 on Saturday, Jun
1 take this' mohria also of thitnkini
my friends for their loyal suppor
given me in the past.
iw ,, A. L- BUtwiNKLE.
May 14, 1924
FOR SCHOOL BOARD.
I hereby announce myself ns n can
didate for the County Board of Edu
cation for Cleveland county suhjec
to the Democratic primary, June j
0. G. PAGE.
Kings Mountain, N. C
PET MONKEY SACRIFICED
TO TEST ELECTRIC CHAIR
/ Manila, P. I., Juno l.~-‘‘Ronquillo,”
a monkey which Ion# has been a pet
around the Lunota police station, has
been sacrificed on the altar of science.
The Philippine government more than
a year ago adopted the electric chair
as a means of executing condemned
murderers, and in order to test the
efficiency of the apparatus, which re
cently was received from the United
States, Ronquillo was enmmandered
as the first victim. tl required five
seconds to kill the monkey.
Officials have anounced that the
chair is ready to be used for the elec
trocution of nine murderers who have
been held in Bilibid prison awaiting
the installation of the apparatus. The
Philippine islands is the first country
in the Far East to adopt the electric
chair for the execution of murders.
Cotton Outlook Yrery T*oor
Washington, June 2—The condition
of the cotton crop on May 26 was 66.6
per cent of normal as compared with
71 per cont a year a ho, 69.9 per cent
in 1822, and 72.8 per cent, the over.
age of the Inst 10 years on May 26,
the department of agriculture an
nounced today in its first report of
The condition by states follows)
Virginia 62. North Carolina 71, South
Carolina 68; Georgia 68, Florida 77,
Alabama 70, Mississippi 65), Louisiana
70, Texas 66, Arkansas 68, Tennessee
64, Missouri 52, Oklahoma 58, Cali
fornia 81, Arizona 80 und New Mex
Announcement of the acreage plant
ed in cotton this year will be made by
the department next month when a
a forecast of production also will be
There are about 10,000 known vari
eties r>f fish and often a man at a
swell summer resort thinks he is all of
As we understand it, Germany must
get an excess of export over imports
C'thoujb selling anything abroad.—
Do*’t wait until you need a thresh
ing nsachine but place your order now
with O. E. Ford Co., for any size
Geiser machine you want. Adv.
Fights Fires For
Two Score Years
Ni w York, June 2.— Von kriow
[“Smoky Jin*., of course. Ewrylrndy
[who reads the newpap* r*.
Furforty years now "Smoky Joe’*”
! name has been repeated in story
; and headline.
Recall 'the time he -.vent into the
i biasing box factory over on the Bow
1 ery and rescued thirteen imprisoned
girls? Then there was his heroic
work in the great Equitable fi’ ; the
| fane street warehouse disaster, the
ttockaway P< ninrular blaze, the "••eat
oil conflagration at Or onpoifit- .ill
part.*- of America's fighting history.
I And so now they hnve crowned
I Joseph M. Martin, “World's <“:a:ii
; pion Fireman."
"Smoky Joe' hat been forty years
| canting the title.
“Forty years!” It”» "Smoky Joe”
speaking. “Gosh! Who’*] think it?
j iJor’t seem like ten. Remember my
i first fire well. It was at Box 38'”—
j “Smoky Joe,” like all true firemen,
j refers to all great fires, not by the
i name of the building destroyed, but
by the nearest alarm-box number.
“I was a kid. Been raised just over
the fence from old Twenty-seven
Engine. Always wanted to join the
gang. They took me on,” From that
day to this “Smoky Joe” has never
had a cal! down. Always he has
worked in the downtown district-l
and always he has lived over by the
gas house and Twenty-seven Engine.
His rise to Assistant Fire Chief of
Yew York was rapid. “Smoky Joe”
knew how to fight fires—and he
Many’s the tale he can tell. Al
ways he makes “the hoys” the hem s.
“Where did I get the name ‘Smoky
“I’H tell you. We had a fire at Box
141. It was a warehouse blaze—a son
ot a gun. Many of us went out that
night with the smoke. I ate my share.
One of the newspapermen happened
to see me stretched out fighting for
air, I wasn’t hurt much, so I got up,
grabbed by hostline and went at it
again. That reported called me
'Smoky Joe.’ The name stuck.”
A,1<! from that day to this Joseph
R. Martin is known in every fire head
quarters from New York to Frisco
as “Smoky Joe.”
“1 ought to be good for ten years
yet, Martin said. “That would put me
fifty years in the service—100,000
tires for Smoky Joe” personally aids
at more than 2,000 fires a year.
why ,ll! inis been crowned
Worlds Champion Fireman,”
IIARDINO HIGHWAY TO
BE HIGHEST IN AMERICA
At Golden, Colorado, twelve miles
west of Denver, the Harding Me
morial highway, joint effort Of city,
county, state, and Federal govern
The first section, which includes the
famous “Lariat Trail” over Mt. Look
out, was built by the city and county
of Denver in tho development of the
Denver- mountain parks. The second
section, extending from Bergen Park
to Squaw Pass, was constructed by
the XJnited States forestry service.
, At Squaw Pass, four miles, below
Echo Lake, the state of Colorado took
over the work. Though the road will
reach the summit of Mt. Evans this
season,at least throe more years will
be required for its completion, as it
is to be joined to tho system of high
ways on the opposite side of the
The Harding highway, in addition to
its scenic beauty, will be the highest
automobile road in America, if not the
\ world. The price has fluctuated from
thirty to ten thousand dollars a mile,
according to difficulties encountered.
After Many Years
“Well, well, Tom. wo haven't met
for twenty years. If you remember
at our last mooting wo discussed half
a young turkey. Let’s try the same
They gave the order and the wait
er filled it. The old chum wielded a
knife vigorously for a time and then
broke the silence.
“Jim,1 asked he, “do you know
what 1 think?”
‘‘I think this is the other half of
they are out'
of fix, the
*3 just filled with poisonous uric acid.
Carried to all parts of the body, this i
poiso* causes backaches, headaches, |
rheumatic pains, heaviness, drowsiness,
dizziness, irritability or depression and i
distressing bladder troubles.
But that isu*t the worst of it. In
chronic neglected cases, the excess uric
acid is apt to form into gravel or Ci<I
ney stones, and to cause gout, sciatica,
dropsy and even Bright’s disease.
Let the first pain in the back be your
warning. Get a bottle of Dr. Pierce’s
new An-uric tablets (anti-uric-acid).
Your druggist can tell you about this
new discovery for bad kidneys. Or,
send lOe for a trial package to Dr.
Pierce, Pres., Invalids* Hotel, Buffalo,
Hut !( is in Ireland. Irish Learn
American Tactics in Liquor
The manufacture of poteen, or1
illicit whippy in the Free .State has
grown from an occasional adventure
into an industry rays a Dublin dis
patch. Tim Iocs in revenue is much*
the least part of the consequent dam
aye. The matter lias been (he subject
of numerous denunciations hy the
bishopr, and many crimes are attrib- j
uted to the eofTct of this fiery spirit
on youny men. But the real extent of
the evil has never been so fully Ret'
out, an in the Irish : talesman, a week I
'V journal founded by Sir Horae Pun. j
kett with the subscriptions of Amcr-'
A writer in the current issue ex-!
Plains that the industry has baffled
the effort.; of the yovernnient to sup
press it. The profits are widely dis
tributed. Maltsters tradiny openiny as
such . ell the materials to local shop
keepers who supply the poteen mak
ers;. Railway companies carry tons of
corn into the remotest parts of Con
naught and every railway official,
says the writer, knows that the con
siynmerits are. for shopkeepers who
supply the poteen makers.
“The whole population is aware
of this industry, and scarcely one in
a hundred will yive information re
gardiny the illegal end of it."
The liquor is sold at 75 cents a pint,
end is used at wakes and weddings.
All night sprees have become common
in country districts. The licensing
laws do not afford the means of deal
iny adequately with the traffic, ami
it if surge- ted that they be strength
ened so an to make the mere poteen
an offense liable to imprisonment.
How our enemies succeed the devil
or scalds of small area,
cover first with wet bak
ing soda. When dry,
take this off. Dress with
Vicks, gently. Do not
rub in. Bandage lightly.
Op*r tT Milliom Jaro (Jtmd Yearly
DR. T. O. GRIGG,
320 S. Lafayette St.,
Shelby, N. C.
Having qualified as executor of the
estate of Motile J. Rhyne, late <>t
Cleveland County, N. C„ this is to no
tify all persons having' claims against
said decedent to exhibit them to the
undersigned on orhefore the 28th dav
of April 1925, or this notice will bt
pleaded in bar of their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate are re
quested to make immediate pttyment
to the undersigned.
This the 28th day of April 1924.
J. If. QUINN, Kj.eeuior of Mollic
J. Rhyne, deceased.
DR. O. L. HOLLAR
Rectal Specialist and
Piles treated and cured with
out pain, knife, chloroform,
or loss of time.
Treated With Elcetric
Hickory every Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday, Saturday,
HICKORY, N. C.
JUST IN BY
They are beauties
and are going like
hot cakes a t our
&T45 $L95 $2.45
Leaves An Estate
Of 60 Millions
Mrs. J. Edward Johnson, Leave:!1
Money Jo Husband and
Mrs. J. Edward Johnston, who died
in a New York hospital last Friday
nitrlit, loft an estate, variously esti
mated at from 50 to 60 million dollars,
t<> her husband and five children, each
: haring alike. Mr, . .Johnston’s will,
which was probated at Winston-Sidcm
Priduy, was executed in New York in
March of this year and her husband,
•I. Edward Johnston, is named as ex
ecutor of the estate in North Carolina
while the hurltand and 1he Safe De
posit and Trust company, of Balti
more, are mimed as joint executors
of the estate outside of the state.
The will provides that the husband’s
share in the estate be delivered to
him at once, without any conditions
or reservations attached. The shares
of the children are to be held in trust
for them during their lives.
Mrs. Johnston also provided that
one-tenth of the income from the es
tate be expended by the trustees for
religious and charitable purposes.
The following legacies were named
by Mrs. Johnston in her will: To
George Orr, manager of the estate,
$10,000; to A. C. Wharton, superin
tendent of Reynolds, Inc., $10,000; to
Miss Blanch (Junn, socrctary to Mr.
Orr, $2,000; to Miss Kate Wurrosk
chke, stenographer, $1,000; to Miss
Emma Howison, housekeeper, $500.
Other household servants were re
membered in gifts of from 500 to $],.
000. Miss Henrietta Vandenberg, a
nurse who has been in the employ of
Mrs. Johnston for several years, will
receive an annuity of.$1,000 a year
during hor life. Mr. and Mrs. Zachary
Smith, of Mount Airy, parents of Mrs
Johnston, will each receive $2,000 an
nually during their respective lives.
"I began taking Black
Draught over fifty years ago
and my experience with it
stretches ovw- a good long
tune," says %. Joe A. Blako
more, a Civil War veteran
and former Virginian, who is
now a prominent citizen of
Floyd, Texas. “It is tho best
laxative I fcnow of for old
people... A, good many Boars
ego. in Virginia, d, usjrtFto
get bilious and I foun^ 'that
(H Was the boat-and quickest re
ti$| lief I could gCTT' Since I came
® to Texas I have these bilious
attacks every now and then—
g|§ a man will get bilious any
ana where, you know—and I find
v31 that a little Black-Draught
gg soon straightens me out.
« After a few doses, hi little or
no time I’m all l ight again."
$$ Thedford’s Black-Draught
rtf is a purely vegetable liver
medicine, used in America for
*3 over eighty years. It acts on
tig the stomach, liver and bowels
«ln a gentle, natural way, as
sisting digestion and rolicv
ing constipation. Sold every
ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE
ISSUANCE OF ELECTRIC LIGHT
BONDS OF THE TOWN OF LAT
It. Is ordered by the Governing Body
of the town of I.attimore that bonds of
said town of Baltimore, a municipal
ity in the eounty of Cleveland, staff
of North Carolina, be authorized and
(n) For t'>e purpose of erect inf, in
stalling and building an electric light
plant for the town of Lattimorg.
(h) That maximum aggregate prin
cipal amount of th^ bonds to be issued
hereunder is $15,000.
(e) That a tax sufficient to pay the
principal and interest of t.lie bonds
snail b<» annually levied anil collected.
(b) That a statement of the debt of
the municipality has been filed with
the clerk and is open to public inspec
' (e) The assessed valuation of ‘he
property subject to taxation bv the
municipality for the year 1923 is
(f) The amount of the net debt of
ihe municipality outstanding author
ized or to he authorized by this bond
ordinance is $15,000.
(g) The probable period of useful
ness of the electric light system to be
constructed with the funds derived
from said bonds is found and hereby
declared to be thirty year -.
(h) Thb ordinance shall bo in ef
fect thitty days after its first publi
cation or posting unless in the mean
time a petition for its submission to
the voters is filed under this act, and
in such event if shall take effect when
approved by the voters of the muni
cipality at an election as provided by
The foregoing ordinance was passed
June 2, 1924, and was first published
on June 6, 1924. Any action or pro.
feeding questioning the validity of
'said ordinance must he commenced
within 30 days after its first publica
' D, C. BRIDGES, Mayor of Lafctl
W S. WALKER, Clerk of ToVn of
Lattimore. * 4-6c
The threshing season will soon be
on sec . E. Ford Co., for Geiser
threshing machines in any size. Ad
Moke Is Appointed
By The Governor
Raleigh, Jnne 2.—\V. A. Hoke,' as
>< into jiisti • of the North Carolina
Supreme court since 1904, was ap
pointed rhi.f justice to succeed the
la'- Walter Clerk by Governor Cam.
< ro'i Morris ,n yesterday, putting an
( ud to- .■.■•emulation as to the governor’s
course in ihi« particular case but rais.
• f’.v <j!ie>'tions as to the sueces
ip tn Judge Hoke.
w Chief Justice, who has been
n ! in m figure in the North Car
olina judiciary since 1891 when he
wn ' r t elected to the Superior court
judge hint was horn in Lincoln coun
ty, Oct her 25, 1851. Educated in the
nrivate • hv.ols of his day. Judge
Hoke studied law under Chief Jus
tic' Richmond Pearson at Richmond
Hill. lie was admitted to the bar in
Pj72 and practiced law in Shelby and
Lincolnton until 1891. In 1889, he was
■i representative from his county in
the general assembly.
Prior to the announcement from
the governor’s office that Judge Hoke
had been appointed, there had been
much peculation as to the gover
nor's course The statement had been
published that Governor Morrison was
casting about looking for another
suitable anointce for the office of
Carried County for Hoke
Although Judge Iloke voted for O
Max Gardner in the last Democratic
gubernatorial race, it was recalled
yesterday that it was Governor Mur
'd-on. then living in Richmond and
presiding over the Richmond county
convention, who turned Richmond to
Judge Iloke as against Judge Justice
in the race for the supreme court
The Battle of Life.
It’s' a e-reat fight when the world
To give you a cheer when tlie battle’s
But th" iruo teat comes that tries our
When wo may and fight for self-con,
For thi:■ is the vict’ry that knows no
fi! the Silent ray where we strive un
It’s easy to fight when our friends
IV) give us the pledge of their trust
When they ssem to find in the things
The noble intent of a heart that’s true
And it brightens the road o’er which
When we travel with symnpthy, trust
To every man there mmes a day
Athen, alone he must gallantly face
Where duty stern is ushered in
In the .battle of life o’er creeping sin.
When we silently struggle as best wt
For the sacred ideals of yesterday.
There is a crown for the ones who win
In the battle of life o’er creeping sin,
But the crown vve gain and the wreath
Lie beyond the grave in our mansion
Where dark night lifts and we see the
In the land where we start again
straight and right.
(Hall Peyton in Khvanis Magazine.)
These are the good old days we
will be longing for a few years from
Having qualified as executor of the
hast will and testament of Ann Os
borne, late of Cleveland county, this is
td notify all persons holding claims
against said estate to present them
t-n me pro per! v proven, on or before
the 1st day of June 1925 or this no
tice will he pleaded in bar of any re.
'•every on same. All persons indebted
to said estate will make immediate
payment to me.
Thus the "1st day of Mav, 1924.
J. R. OSBORNE. Executor of will of
Ann Osborne, dec’d.
B. T. Fails, Atty.
h IF MEN WEAR
You Can Always
Get It At
The cleanest spot
in town. He will
give you a better
article for less
money. Look ’em
all over then look
here and note the
CHARACTER AND CAPITAL
The first is strengthened the second in
creased by regular saving.
Even more valuable than the money sav
ed, sometimes, are the habits and strength
of character''developed in its saving.
Start a Savings Account in The Union
Trust Company—you will accumulate
capital and the strength to use it.
4 Per Cent Paid in Savings Department,
UNION TRUST COMPANY
Banking and Insurance
Loans and Investments
Shelby - Lattimore - Lawndale - Fallston
W. C. HARRIS COMPANY
Paragon Building. Phone 568.
You Can’t Fail If You Use r w
“CAROLINA MADE” |
Quality Deserves Yovv * * — B ’
EAGLE ROLLER MILLS
Shelby, North Carolina
tA&t pccir>- k5.l co
THREE POINT FILLING STATION
Now Open For Business
Located on South Washington Street
Opposite College Inn
We sell the reliable Texaco products. Volatile Gas,
Clean, Clear, Full Bodied Motor Oils and Greases.
We make a specialty of washing and greasing cars.
Let us drain your crank case.
Free air, water and battery attention.
I will appreciate your patronage and try to merit
HOTEL ST. JAMES
TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK CITY
Just off Broadway at 109-113 West 4.1th St.
Much favored by women traveling without escort. ‘‘Sunshine in
mi note* 01 quiet dignity navmg
the atmosphere and appointments!
of a well coaditioned home. |>
40 Theatres, all principal shops!
and churches, 3 to 5 minutes walk.|
2 minutes of all subways “L”J
roads, surface cars, bus lines.
Within 3 minutes Grand Cen-5
tral, 5 minutes Pennsylvania Tor-Send Posta, for Rates and n„oklet
ramals. » W. Johtson Quinn, President
By Trading At
RAFE KING’S FILLING STATION
“Out of High Rent District”
When hungry try Mrs. Duke’s fresh sand
wiches and cold drinks. We have them
fresh and cold.
Early Tomato plants—3 dozen 25 cents.
Gas - Oil - Tires - Accessories - Repairs
Cleveland Springs Road