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VOL. XXXII, No. 77
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 30, 1921.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
PIONEER PREACHER RETIRES AFTER
52 YEARS IN SERVICE OF HIS MASTER
Rev. A. C. Irvin Resigns Charg- j
es He Took Up After Civil
War. Baptized 3,000.
Rev. A. C. Irvin, dean of Cleveland
county preachers, has been forced to :
retire from the ministry because of
failing health, but his labor for the
Master extends over a period of 52
wars, 49 of which time he was an
ordained minister of the gospel. Fol
lowing such pioneer Baptist minis
ters as John Suttle, Drury Dobbins,
Thomas Dixon, Milt Webb and others
who laid the foundation for this sec
tion of North Carolina to be a pre
dominantly Baptist section, Rev. A. C.
Irvin is rounding out a career which
reads like the Apostles of Biblical
times. From the time he was ordain
-°a and served Providence Baptist
church in 1875 until Tie "cloSed"itis
ministerial work at Trinity church :
this year—49 faithful years of labor
in his Master’s vineyard, he never
once had his mind and heart s»t on
earthly riches, but strove with all the
powers of his being to “lay up riches'
Never a $1,000 Salary.
In his half century as a pastor, the
highest salary any church ever paid!
him was $250 annually. His lowest an
nual salary was $40. Most of the time1
he served several churches, discours
ing once a w’eek, and riding miles on
horseback to get there with his Bible
in his saddlebags and his nightly port
in the home of some member. Not a
single year in this half century has
his pay as pastor of all the churches
he served at one time amounted to
$1,000 annually, yet he Says, “I was;
amply provided for and richly reward
ed.” When he lived near old Zion, f>
mile, north of Shelby he farmed on
week-days and as he ploughed he
praycq ana piannea ms sermons, but
often his day’3 outline of duties was i
upset when a messenger came on |
horseback calling him to minister !
unto those distressed in body or oul,
preach the funeral of some communi
cant, or unite the lives of lovers. H
can't recall how many churche* he i
has organized, how many wedding
ceremonies he has performed or how
many funerals he has preached in the
last half century, but he gets more j
satisfaction out of the fact that he i
has administered the ordinance of
Baptism to 3,000 most of whom con
fessed their sins and professed their,
faith in the Saviour under his voice!
from the pulpit.
“Abe” Irvin is perhaps one of the j
best known men in Cleveland countv.
After his service in the Confederate
army in Company F 34th regiment Tie
came home to help rebuild the deso
late South. He soon determined that
he could get more satisfaction for him
self and his Master out of saving lost
souls and building character so at the
age of 32 he started preaching. His
ministerial work included churches in
Cleveland, Lincoln, Gaston and Ruth
erford counties and wherever he is
known, he is esteemed for his saintly,
pious character. He dedicated his life
to soul winning and never once did he
let the pursuit of other things distract
him from the Kingdom’s cause. Al
though a preacher of exceptional
power for one of his opportunities, he
had no desire to go to distant fields
"here the churches were stronger and
the pay more remunerative, but was
content to labor among hi.s comrades
of war days and the generations that
For many years he was Moderator
°f the Kings Mountain association
which he has seen grow from a hand
full of churches to thirty or more with
a membership of ten thousand. This
week the association meets at Double
Springs Baptist church and due no
tice will no doubt be taken of his re
tirement from the ministry. While he
is past 80 and the hairs of his head
are white with the snows of many
winters, he still has an interest in his
churches, the 3.000 he Baptised and
his comrades of the sixties who are
dropping rapidly by the wayside. For
a number of years he has been com
mander of the Confederate post in
(leveland and not many re-unions,
state or general, have slipped by with
out his being there. Since he has re
tired, he companions with old com
rades on the court square (when the
weather is fair and in the sheriff’s of
fice when unfair) with Anderson No
an, a member of his company in the
war who is nearing 90, “Uncle Doc’’
Kuttle and O. C. Sarratt.
Churches He Served.
Mr. Irvin served a three year ap
prenticeship before he was ordained
'*s a minister. His first church was
rovidence in South Carolina in 187(5.
" 18i(> he went to Zion, one of the
oldest churches in the county which
le served in all about 24 years. He
served at Lattimore in all about ten
jear.s, beginning a service with Mb,
loasant in 1876, which church he
served 14 years. After two years at
ouble Springs he went back to Mt.
leasant for four years, filling the
pulpit at Mt. Zion for ten years,
REV. A. C. IRVIN.
Mo.unt Paran ten years, Sandy Run 17
years. Concord church in Rutherford
county wa~ served for 11 years. In
1885 he was Called to Camps Creek
and Grassy Pond in the edge' of South
Carolina, each of which he served sev
en years. At Rhzabeth he preached
four years and from there to River
^ >ew in Lincoln county two years,
New Hope (Karl* one year; Beaver
Dam six years, Double Shoals five
years; Biff Springs 12 years; Buffalo
church in South Carolina three years;
Buffalo in this state four Years; Car
penters Grove four years.
Today Called Off
Owing To Rain
The Masonic ceremony for the lay
ing of the cornerstone of the new Ma
s<nic temple, scheduled to take place
Tuesday afternoon, beginning at 2:00
o'clock has been postponed because
of the continuous rainy weather. This
step v, as lake Monday after the noon
hour when the local Masonic officials
saw every indication of more rain to
day. consequently they communicated
with the Grand Lodge officers who
were expected to come, asking them to
nostpone their trip until a later date.
The date for the cornerstone laying
will he fixed and announced in due
time. The Oasis Shrie band also due
for today's program will not come, so
the concert scheduled to take place in
the school auditorium tonight is also
postponed until a later date.
Whitener Has Wires
Crossed Says Gardner
Meek os Is the Man For Him to Meet
—Suggests Debate on Senator
F. M. Simmons.
Max Gardner says Mike Whitener,
republi an candidate for the senate,
must “have his wires crossed,” and
should is -ijo a challenge to Ike Meek
ins instead of him for a joint debate.
The press Thursday carried a chal
lenge from Whitener to Gardner for
a j int debate on the industrial con
dition of the state. When asked about
the challenge by a Star representa
live .'tr. uaruner was nusy nguring
our. a plan to have Cleveland farmers
sow oats this month in order to pre
vent a shortage of farm feedstuff next
year, nevertheless he took time for a
hearty farm laugh and a quip at
Whitener and Meek ins. Asked about
a reply to the challenge he remarked,
"What I've said will do.”
“Mr. Mike Whitener is mistaken,”
he said. “He does not want to debate
with me, hut with Ike Meekins. White
ner is the nominee of the republican
party for the United States senate
against Senator Simmons, and he sure
has his wires crossed this time. Meek
ins is the man who is sapping and
undermining his candidacy. The finest
tribute in this campaign and the
strongest reason for his re-election
came from Meekins, the republican
candidate for governor. Of course
this is rough on \\ hitenor, but he
ought not to pick on me for what
Meekins has done. 1 suggest a joint de
bate between Meekins and Whitener
as to Simmons’ superiority for the
Three Killed at Murphy.
Asheville—Albert Wakefield, Mrs.
Wakefield and Gordon Earwood, of
Andrews, were instantly killed and
their automobile completely demol
ished Sunday afternoon about 2
o’clock when struck by a Southern
railway passenger train one-half
mile east of Andrews. According to
reports received here the car was
driven in front of the approaching
train too late for the engineer to
bring the train to a stop. .T. H.
Richardson was engineer on the train,
i which was proceeding: to Murphy.
Shelby Eleven And
Hickory Fight To
A Scoreless Tie
Two St rone Elevens About Evenly
Matched Enable to Cain on Muddy
Field. Hickory Quarter Stars.
In the opening tramp of the season:
here Friday afternoon the Shelby
highs and the strong Hickory eleven,
fought back and forth over a field
sluggish with mud to a scoreless tie.
A continuous drizzle kept the playing
field in a bad state and both elevens
were badly handicapped by playing
conditions. A crowd of considerable
size braved the inclement wea'her to
witness the initial contest and were
rewarded by a fiercely fought con-!
test although the mud prevented any
spectacular plays nr brilliant foot
ball. It was “Casey" Morris' debut as
a coach and pitted against him was a
hefty eleven trained under a Centre
college player. The former Carolina
star seemed well pleased with his el-:
SSVert, which hH9" scrimmaged only
ftrwice l>efore their first game, and
jjsuppnrters of both eleven® consider
"ed the outcome a lucky one for their
End runs, passes or anything re
quiring speed on the field were well
nigh impossible owing to the mud,
but Green, flashy quarter back of the
visitors, managed to get loose for sev
eral fleet breaks around the Shelby
ends and waa also a terror in hitting
the line. Max Connor was the only lo
cal hack to make any distance on a
sweeping run and only once could he
get loose. Shelby’s gains were for the
most part through the, line with
Ellerbee, full back, plunging with the
ball, although one pass, Connor to
Cline Lee, worked successfully for a
good gain. On the defense George Ded
men, Shelby end, was the outstanding
player of the game. Dedmon, last year
in the back field,.shows more improve
inent than anything on the squad, al
though both local ends fell for fakes
on several occasions and the absence
of Hugh Arrowood was easily noted.
Steve Furches, quarter, and Harry
Grigs, center, were also good on the
defense, and Sarratt, a new man in
the line, at times made a better show
ing than Auten and Beam, the veter
an linesmen. Buff, Hickory end, was
the sparkplug of their defense.
On the first play at the outset
Hickory .completed a forward pass
and momentarily looked threatening,
but on the next pass Connor tackled
the Hickory backand Furches caught
the juggled ball and then Connor made
his onlv run of the game in return.
Thereafter the game, with the excep
tion of Green’s end runs, turned to
straight football, both elevens making
onlv two first downs in the first half,
while Hickory made four and Shelby
three in the second.
The local highs play Chester in
Chester next Friday and Gastonia at
Kings Mountain Tuesday, October 7.
Scrimmage and the Chester game are
expected to smooth out the defects
revealed Friday to a considerable ex
The line-up of the two elevens Fri
!>>• > r rye
Referee: Hudson (State); Umpire:
Spurlock (Center); Head linesman:
McMurry (State). Substitutions: V.
Grigg for H. Grigg.
Col. Ike Meekins To
Speak Here Oct. 8th
Col. Ike Meekins, Republican nom
inee for governor of North Carolina
has been billed to speak in the court
house at Shelby on Wednesday after
noon October 8th beginning at 1
o’clock. Colonel Meekins is waging an
active campaign all over North Car
olina and comes to Shelby at the in
stance of H. Clay Cox, chairman of
the county Republican executive com
mittee and F. B. Hamrick, secretary.
Mr. Cox states that a band will fur
nish music at the speaking and he is
advertising the engagement in ad
joining counties hoping to have a large
crowd to hear him.
Fiddler at Oak Grove.
Professor Jolly, a noted fiddler will
give a concert at Oak Grove school
house Saturday night October 11th,
proceeds for the benefit of the
macn \ v_ ct
10 LOU IMS
Kiwanis Clubs of Shelby and Forest
City Protest—Hearing Set For
October »th and 10th.
Protests have gone up from the
Shelby ami Forest City Kiwanis clubs
’<> the Corporation Commission
against the removal of Seaboard
trains Xos. ill and 34. one of hit'll
pas t-. She’by going east in the morn
ing and going west in the afternoon.
It i. understood that protests will also
g > up from I.i. ulnton, Rutherfordton,
Charlotte and the smaller towns along
the line served by these two trains
I' is Ikelv that when the Ki.wanis
club of Shelby meets on Thursday
night of this week; certain delegates
will be appointed to go to Raleigh in
person and enter an objection before
the Commission at the bearing wjiich
has been set for October 10th at H)
a. m. The matter was brought before
the commission last July at which
time objection was made by a number
of citizen*, along the lines and the
case was continued.
Motor Au-ciliary Proposed.
The News and Observer carries the
following interesting story relative to
Seaboard parnings this year and last
and the proposed motor auxiliary serv
“Seaboard* Air Line officials declare
they are not yet ready to discuss the
probability of the organization of a
motor auxiliary on their system in the
territory where motor bus competition
ha.-- eaten into the road's local traffic.
Such a plan has been considered by
other railroads and it was understood
that the Seaboard , was represented
recently in a meeting in New York
where railroad representatives dis
cussed tentative plans.
I- rcight traffic handled by the Sea
board this year to' date has exceeded
the tonnage for the corresponding pe
riod of 102,'] by approximately (5 per
cent, and prospects for continued im
provement during the fall and winter
are exceptionally good, officials of the
line have announced.
“Passenger business has kept pace
with the growth of the freight traf
fic, it was said, and additional through
train service between northern, east
ern and. southern points touched by
the system indicate that this business
will develop in,to even larger propor
tions before the end of the tourists'
season in Florida in April of next
W hile local freight and passenger
traffic on some of the lines of the
company has been reduced because of
the number of improved highways
and the rapid growth of motor trans
portation facilities and services, the
volume of business on long hauls has
shown such a good increase that it
has more than offset the local busi
ness lost to these motor lines.
Mrs. Bolling Hurt When
Cars Run Together
Mrs. L. K. Bolling, well known
Shelby lady who has been operating
boarding and rooming houses here for
some time was painfully injured Fri
day night about 10 o'clock when her
car was smashed into by another car
driven by Clarence Hamrick, negro
who works for Coleman Blanton at
the Brushy Creek Dairy farm. The
acriaent happened where the Dover
mill road enters the state highway
west of Shelby. Mrs. Bolling's new
Ford was being driven by her son and
she held a baby in her arms when the
Hamrick Buick running at a rapid
rate of speed on a slick road with
brakes that would not hold, dashed
into her. The impact threw Mrs. Boll
ing against the wind-shield and her
head crushed both glass. Her head
was cut severely and she received
bruises about the forehead and shoul
der. The baby which was wrapped in
a blanket was uninjured. Hamrick
was arraigned in the recorder’s court
and fined SI5 and costs, the costs to
include her doctor bill and the repair
of the car.
“Ruggles Of Red Gap”
At Princess Theatre
“Ruggles of Red Cap”, Harry Leon
Wilson’s funniest story adapted to
the screen’s greatest comedy, will be
shown at the Princess theatre Tues
day. “Ruggles” is a treat and bub
bling over with humor. Wednesday,
“Behold This Woman”, a romance of
Hollywood, is the feature attraction.
It is the dramatic story of a girl of
Hollywood. The play is the adaption
of Oppenheim’s famous novel, “The
“Name the Man,” a great moral
story taken from Sir Hall Caine’s nov
el “The Master of Man,” will be
shown Thursday. It is called the most
powerful story ever made into pic
tures, and tells of a love and loyalty
only a mother understands.
TRY STAR WANT ADS,
Missing Auto Is
Located By Loose
Blades In Knife
I'nable to Provo I.urcpny. Judge Falls
and Mr. Jonas Kngage in Verbal
Saturday wa* an interesting day
in the county recorder’s court, inter
esting for several reasons. One was
an unusual ease of a missing flivver
and its owners, two worried “wops”,
and the other entertainment was furn
ished by a verbal tilt between Judge
Falls, lawyer for the defense in one
ease, and (’. A. Jonas, of I.incolnton,
private lawyer for the prosecution.
The tilt came up in a case where
Guff I.attimore was charged with an
assault on Yon Magness. I.attimore
was fined $50 and the costs, hut the
outcome of the case was lost in the
by-play between the counsel. In the
narticulur case Magistrate Marvin
Blanton, of South yhelbv. was acting
,a« recorder protem while Recorder
Falls represented the defendant in the
ease. Jonas was employed by Magness
to assist Solicitor Burrus In the pro
secution. As the case proceeded the
cross examination by the two attor
neys became more and more heated,
and after an objection to the court by
Judge Falls Attorney Jonas, assistant
district attorney in Federal court,
started the tilt by the open declar
ation that “I want to see a fair dis
position of this case, but it’s hard to
understand why the regular recorder
should take up the case of the defen
dant while a temporary recorder is on
the bench.” The statement created a
little flurry over the court room, but
Judge Falls was on his feet with an
‘The learned lawyer from Lincolnton
apparently knows not of what he
talks. The defendant in this case hap
pens to be of blood relation to me,
making it illetral for me to act as
judge in this case. His petty insinua
tions do not affect me other than giv
ing me the opportunity of explaining
whv I am counsel for the defense.”
Mr. Jonas came back wdth the query
i“Did you not issue the warrant for
the defendant, and what authority has
the justice to dispose of the case?”
“'Mr. Blanton hears this case as re
corder and with the authority of re
corder. Furthermore it was agreed
upon by us that he act as recorder,”
renlied Judge Falls. -
This broueht a hot retort from
Jonas as follows: ‘‘If Mr. Falls says
:that I agreed with him upon who
; should act as recorder he is either
I badly mistaken or falsifies.”
| With the statement the court room
audience leaned forward and held it*
breath, but the tilt lessened in heat
as Judge Falls explained that he and
j Mr. Burrus, the solicitor, and others
I had talked over the matter downstairs
; and that it was his impression that
Mr. Jonas was present. At the near
disposition of the case Mr. Jonas, with
his client left the court room, after
bidding ‘‘good day” to the presiding
officer. Judge Falls and others. Some
more by-play again interested *the
spectators a few moments later when
Solicitor Burrus and Judge Falls with
several turns on the floor debated the
j paying of certain witness fees.
The Loose Bladed Knife.
Friday evening two natives of Clev
eland, Ohio, both of foreign blood, lo
cated the county officers here and
told of a missing flivver. It was their
story that they were in the car work
ing their way from Ohio to Florida.
| Stopping nt (Instonia Friday they
| said they picked up one Bill Dockery
who decided to accompany them. Upon
reaching this county they alleged that
Dockery persuaded them to drive up
near Fallston where his aunt lived to
that he might see her and get some
clothes. The car was parked in a side
road and the two foreigners waited
while Bill went to the house. On his
return they say he told them to go on
to the house and get something to eat.
He did not accompany them to the
house and on their return they de
clared the car was missing as was
Bill. After finding the officers a
search was made for the car and it
was found several miles from where
it had been parked. A visit was made
to the home of Dockery’s aunt, where
Dockery was found. One of the for
eigners made a dash for him with the
statement: “That’s the fellow who got
my car.” Before leaving town the two
sons of "Sunny Italy”—Joe Riviotta
and Frank LaRocco— described Dock
■ery as a “man with a big knife and the
blades rattled,” and when found
Dockery had such a knife in his pos
session. According to the officers, who
made a stab and a jump when they
pronounced the names of the two pro
secuting witnesses, the knife was a
regular “chicken caller.” However, in
all of the evidence Dockery, who de
nied knowing anything at all about
the matter, could not be directly con
nected with the car while it was miss
ing other than by circumstances not
strong enough to convict him. Judge
Falls declared that he believed Rivi
o.tta and LaRocco were telling a true
story, but that the evidence as pre
sented was not sufficient to send
Dockery to a higher court. Upon the
BAPTISTS TO MEET
IT DOUBLE SPRINGS
Wednesday and Thursday of This
Week, Kings Mountain Associa
tion Meets Where Formed.
Delegates and pastors front thp 40
Baptist churches in the Kings Moun
tain association will move early Wed
nesday morning to Double Springs
church six miles nortwest of Shelby
where it was organized in 1851 or 7H
years ago,, to meet in annual session
which holds fortli Wednesday and
Thursday. A. V. Washburn, the en
terprising superintendent of the Dou
ble Springs church, which Is the high
est standard rural Baptist Sunday
school in western North Carolina, is
chairman of tpie entertainment com
mittee and has arranged for homes
for all the delegates and visitors who
L*pcLid nights. The list of homes
was published in the issue of The Star
of September 19th, but few reserva
tions wore made because in thtg.day
of good roads and motor travel most
of the delegates will go home for lodg
ing. However, the good people of the
Double Springy community have made
great preperation for feeding the del
egates and without a question there
will be plenty to eat at the church
when the noon-day meal is served.
Rev. John W. Buttle is moderator
of the association, Fletcher Hord of
Kings Mountain, vice moderator, Geo.
Blanton of Shelby treasurer and G. G.
Page of Kings Mountain clerk. Mr.
Page has been compiling statistics for
some time to ascertain the growth of
the churches and Sunday schools dur
ing the past year and financial state
ments which will he presented to the
association. i-asi year the 4(1 churches
had a membership of over (1,000. It is
expected to reach near the 10,000
mark this year with good reports on
new buildings and improvements.
Clerk Page !ays one-third of the
white population of Cleveland county
belong to the 40 Missionary Baptist
churches of this association, so the
delegates will represent a consider
able number of people.
W ednesday’s Program.
10 a. m.—Devotional services and
10:30 a. m.—Introductory sermon
by R. L. Lemons.
11-15 a. m.—Biblical Recorder by J.
11:35—a. yn.—Sunday schools by A.
12:05 p. ni.—Miscellaneous.
1:30 p. m,—State missions by D. G.
2:00 p. m.—Home Missions by J. C.
2:30 p. m.—Foreign missions by R.
3:15 p. m.—Church finance bv B. T.
3:35 p. m.—Miscellaneous.
7:15 p. m.—B. Y. P. U. by Rush
7:45 p. m.—Doctrinal sermon by
Walters N. Johnson.
0:30 a. m.—Devotional service.
0:45 a. m.—Woman's work by Mrs.
George E. Lovell.
10:15 a. m.—Education by W. O.
11 avm.—Boiling Springs high
1:30 p. m.—Orphanage by J. R.
2:10 p. m.—Temperance and public
morals by J. M. Goode.
2:40 p. m.—Obituaries by I. D. Har
3:00 p. m.-—Time, place, finance,
treasurer’s report, misceTianeous bu
Cicero Hoey Enters
Motor Service Company
Cicero Hoey, native of Shelby and
enterprising son of Mr. and Mrs. S. K.
Hoey has been elected secretary of
the Motor Car Service company at
Wilmington, Delaware, where he has
been located for a number of years as
a member of the firm of Hutchison
and Hoey, real estate brokers. The
Wilmington (Delaware) paper says
the Wilmington branch of the Dean J.
Deawkyne company has been pur
chased by the Motor Car Service com
pany of that city. The new organiza
tion of which Mr. Hoey is secretary
has purchased the entire building,
1006-1008 West street and after ex
tensive alterations are completed, it
will be opened as the show and sales
rooms for the Cleveland and Chand
ler automobiles. The many Shelby
friends of Mr. Hoey will be pleased
to learn of his success in Wilmington.
Mr. Hoey and his partner Mr. Hutchi
son who have been associated in the
real estate business own controlling
interest in the motor car company.
request of the state It was decided
to continue the case for further in
Happenings and Trend of Times Over
State During Week Related in
Search For Reed.
Asheville—Louis English is under
arrest and county officers are search
ing for Jnck Reed as the result of
the capture near Burnsville Hill short
ly before noon Friday of a seven-pas
senger touring car containing nearly
150 half-gallon jars of hiskey. County
officers say the haul is one of the
largest ever made in the county in the
fight to stop the liquor traffic fronj
'Tennessee state line into thi* section.
Two cases of corn whiskey were
smashed when the car hit the pole.
There were six half-gallon jars of
whiskey in each case. The officers
seised 124 jars of the whiskey. Jack
Heed, son of the former 'federal pro
hibition officer of western North Car
olina, was recently paroled by Gov
ernor Cameron Morrison on the
grounds that his health rendered him
unfit for hard labor on the county
Sing* For Vistrola.
Greensboro—-J, Foster Barnes, of
this city, had his first Victrola record
released Friday. Mr. Barnes is a bari
tone and the Victor company is fea
truing spiritual music sung by him.
The record on one sidr is “God Will
Take Care of You” and on the other
j“I Would Be Like Jesus.” Mr. Barnes
is a member of the choir of the First
Presbyterian church here.
Catch Carl Lippard.
Hickory—Carl Lippard, for whom
officers have been seeking far and
wide is now in the Lincoln county jail.
He was captured Thursday night aft
er one of the most thrilling races ev
er known in the surrounding country.
Running around his famous fast auto
mobile, Sheriff Abernethy, of Lincoln
county, darted across the road in front
of the speeding car and let it crash
into his own. The car belonging to the
officers was completely demolished
but the officers were able to get out
and give chase to the outlaw and his
companion Bid Huffman. In the Lip
pard car was found three quarts of
whiskey. . - *
Prove False Pretense.
Raleigh—A Wake county jury con-*
victed Tom Dunn, local private detec-*
tive, of false pretense, following tes
timony in superior court Friday that
he, as an organizer for the United
Clansmen, solicited a $10 initiation
fee from an applicant for membership
in the Ku Klux klan. The United
Clansmen, a rival and, allegedly, an
imitator of the Ku Klux klan, has ex
isted here for some time.
From Long Rains
Crops in Cleveland are suffering
great damage because of the protract
ed rain. The sand-clay roads of the
county are in mud holes, even the
state-maintained highways being cut
into mudholes because the mainten
ance forces have been unable to do
any effective work for the past week
or ten days. The cotton crop has suf
fered a damage which ia as bad as the
Don weevu mignt nave Deen. in ,tije
early spring the season was wet and
planting: was late. Then in the heart
of the summer when the growing sea
son should have ben favorable, a pro
tracted rain made it impossible to
work the crop and the grass got al
most beyond control. Right at the be
gining of harvest another wet season
set in and little cotton has been pick
ed for the past week. The rain seems
i to he general over the belt and much
cotton is reported to be rottening. As
a consequence the market has gradu
ally risen with October cotton selling
in New York around 25 cents.
Wilson Resigns At
Lattimore Trust Bank
Mr. C. B. Wilson, assistant Cashier
of the Union Trust company branch
at Lattimore, has resigned on account
of 1 is health, preferring to go into
outside work and his resignation has
Mr. Wilson has bee:: connected with
the bank at Lattimore for nearly nine
years, being in charge of the bank
when it was a branch of the Farm
ers Bank and Trust company of For
est City, and later, since the institu
tion became a branch of the Union
Trust company of Shelby. He has
many friends in the section who will
regret that his health is such as to
cause him to change his occupation.
The officials of the Union Trust Co.,
have appointed Mr. S. Colin Harrill
to take the place as assistant cashier
Post Road Gilt Closed.
Post road gin has closed down fot
this week and will not gin any cottoq
until Monday of next week.