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    CLEVELAND:—“A
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PAID-UP CIRCULATION
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
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COUNTY THAT LEADS A PROGRESSIVE STATE IN DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE, AND WHERE HOSPITALITY REIGNS”
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VOL. XXXII, No. 102
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C.
TUESDAY. DEC. :’>0, 1924.
82.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
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Except For One Short Stretch One
Can Travel on Hardsurfaee to
Coast of Carolina.
Number 40, hardsurfaee turnpike
between Goldsboro and Wilmington,
is now open as is No. 20 from White
ville to Lake Waccamaw and every
tourist who has hurled sulphurous
damns at the detours for these
stretdtyis is minded to take on a
holiday jag in appreciation of the de
liverance.
With the exception of that short
stretch between Smithfield and
Goldsboro, one of the very best soil
roads on the map, the road is open all
the way from Shelby to Wilmington,
one of the longest pieces of real road
on the continent, certainly the best
in any single state of the union, so
folks with the North Carolina super
iority complex say. But whether it is
a superlative case or not, there i one
grand road running from Wilmington
to the near mountains and the state
highway commission is happy over
the achievement. A few weeks ago the
abomination between Hillsboro and
Durham was bridged and there is a
steady roll from Raleigh to Shelby,
not to mention the 28 miles below
Raleigh on the way to Wilmington.
The completion of this entire
stretch of nearly 400 miles will all
come within the original appropria
tions, unless there is a slight shift in
the plans of concluding the driveway.
It so happens that quite a few miles
of this construction were not built un- ]
der the state’s present nighway or
ganization. Doubtless the few miles in
spots moved the communities indi
vidually and collectively to hurry into
a real system. Cary-Raleigh, the
Greensboro-High Point and several
other well known limited roads were
down long before the state got seri
ously into the business. But those !
roads are still good and thy state has,
taken them over to maintain.
Bud Lemons Dies At
Gaffney—Brother Here
Gaffney Ledger.
Membry Betram Lemons, better
known as “Bud” Lemons, local con
tractor and carpenter, died Sunday-ev
ening at 6:30 o'clock at his home on {
Providence road. Had he lived until
next June he would have been 64
years old. He had been sick mere than
three years, having been unable to
work since 1921.
Mr. Lemons is survied by his sec
ond wife, who before marrigae was
Miss Catherine Bland, of Rutherford
county, North Carolina, and the fol
lowing four children by his first mar
riage: Mrs. Joe J. Camp, Mrs. Bon
ner Hammett, Q. W., and G. O. Lem
ons, all of Gaffney.
Four sisters and thre brothers as
follows: Mrs. Pheney Shelton, Mt.
Airy, N. C.; Mrs. James Robbs and
Mrs. Sallie Robbs, of the Robbs sec
tion of Cherokee county: Mrs. Ira T.
Bass, Atlanta, Ga.; D. E. Lemons,
Gaffney: B. F. Lem ns, Midway, and
James Lemons, Shelby, N. C.
Clyde R. Hoey Buys
Curtis Buildings
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Clyde R. Hoey purchased the two
brick store rooms of B. F. Curtis on
East Warren street last week at a
consideration of $25,000, this being
the largest realty transaction during
the holidays. The Curtis buildings
were erected about two years ago to
the rear of the post-office and are two ]
stories high of brick construction and J
heated by steam. One of the store
rooms is occupied by the Cleveland,
Cigar company while the other is oc- j
cupied by Turner’s boiling alley. The
up-stairs is cut into small rooms for
tenements. Deal was made through |
Anthony and Anthony.
Man!
A country doctor was driving down
a narrow road, on his way to visit a
patient, when he noticed an old wo
man in the middle of the road pick
ing up sticks. Pulling his horse up to
.prevent running over her, he said,
rather sharply: “Woman and donkeys
are always in the wray. ’
“Well,” said the woman stepping to
one side, “I’m glad you’ve got the
manners to put yourself last.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank all those who
were so kind in their administrations
and expressions of sympathy during
the illness and death of Mr. Lewis
Justice. We shall always cherish the
memories of your kindness to us dur
ing our hours of sorrow.
J. A. Dellinger and Family.
The budget system in housekeeping
means telling your money where to
go instead of asking where it went,
pay home demonstration workers.
Shelby’s Christmas
Was Quiet Affair;
Little Disorder
Family Reunions and Quiet Celebra
tion Marked Yuletide Period.
"Spirits” Noticeably Missing.
( hristmas was a quiet occasion in
Shelby. “It was one of the quietest,
if not the quietest in the history of
the town.” soliloquized one of the old
er citizens in commenting on the pass
ing of the season. Contrary to a cus
tom North Carolina is none too proud
of there were few cases of Christ
mas spirit revolutionized and abused
by Christmas “spirits.” Through the
week only a few “drunks” were re
ported or handled according to Chief
B. 0. Hamrick, who says that he was
bothered less this year by Y'uletide
drinkers than ever before. Quite a
number resorted to the artificial
cheer—the “artificial” is borrowed
from the manufacturers of certain
flavors who so label their products—
but few became boisterous or disord
erly as of old.
A few of the sedate and serious
minded class were worried on the
street corners by exploding firecrack
ers, none of which resulted in any
thing serious. Boys will find a source
t i buy the “busters” around Christ
mas and it> is no easy matter to keep
a match away from the fuse after the
purchase has been made. Other towns
may say “firecrackers were naught
this Christmas” and it may be said
in good faith, hut as holly and mistle
toe go with the season so does the
firecracker and the average American
boy.
1 ho day here was one of reunited
families—the return of many to the
parental roof and all the joy and hap
piness that accompany such visits. It
was the glad season—for many rea
sons and quietly celebrated. Streets
deserted, a missing stir in the busi
ness section and with little rowdyism
th'< town took on a Sunday appear
ance.
Christmas eve day, Wednesday, up
town Shelby had an unusual shopping
rush. Despite the inclement weather
streets and stores were crowded with
“last-minute” shoppers—which is as
common to Christmas day as the 25th
of December. Business men perplex
ed early Wednesday morning by an
abundance of Christmas goods left in
stock were a bit more enthusiastic
late Wednesday evening when the
milling, pushing shoppers began to
let up and their many purchases be
gan to find their way on bedecked
Chi i tmas trees or into Santa’s big
sleigh.
Two things were noticeably in de
mand-fruits and cigars. By late
Wednesday evening street rumor has
it that oranges, apples and other
fruits were scarce and hard to find,
and this week if father failed to get
a box of his favorite smokes off the
tree he will likely make a smoking
resolution oh New Years—for the ci
gar counters were swept almost clean
by the Santa shoppers.
If there was an outstanding mark
about the day here it was the reunit
ing of families, the meeting of friends
—a day well spent in joyful memories
pleasant retrospection and an opti
mistic probe and outlook of the fu
ture,
Wray-HucUon Moving
Into One Building
This week the stock of merchan
dise in store No. 1 of the W ray-Hud
son company is being moved from the
Beam building on S. LaFayette street
to the main store in the Blanton block
facing the court square. For the past
few weeks the Wray-Hudson com
pany has been conducting a sale at
the lower store to reduce the stock
before moving and most of the mer
chandise was closed out in one of the
best sales this company ever had.
Some items were left over, however,
and since combining the two stocks,
they find the upper store too crowd
ed. In order to make room, great re
ductions are being made, the prices
being announced in a full page adver
tisement in today’s issue of The Star.
The Beam store room being vacat
ed by Store No. 2 of the Wray-Hudson
company will undergo repairs and im
provements to make ready for the
gent’s furnishing stock of Evans E.
MeBrayer who will shortly occupy the
same.
LITTLE DOROTHY ANTHONY
BURIED AT EL BETHEL
On Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 18,
th,e family of S. P. Anthony was very
much grieved by the untimely death
of their three ypar old child, Mary
Dorothy. Little Dorothy had a lovable
disposition, which endeared her to
the whole community, as well as to
her family. Besides her parents, she
leaves three brothers, Frank, Will
iam Coy. and S. P. Jr., and three
sisters, Aileene, Madge and Margaret.
Rev. Wilson officiated at the funeral
Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at
El Bethel Church,
Arev brothers have some real bar
gains in used cars, u<i
PASSING THE MILESTONE—
THE OLD AND THE NEW YEAR
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(By Rev, C. F. Sherrill.)
"Thou are the Morning Star of each
new day;
Thou are the Light, our bright un
setting sun,
Guilding the clouds along our pilgrim
way,
Through all the years, until our
Heaven’s won.”
In crossing the Arctic circle the in
experienced sailors wonder why the
old sailors are so serious and though
ful. They see the same great ocean
about them and the same blue heavens
above, and the steamer drives on as
aforetime. But the experienced sail
ors know they are crossing a line,
though unseen to the natural eye, go
ing south, that carries them from
sparce vegetation and sparcer civili
zation to lands of light, law, and lib
erty. Much the same is the passing
the boundary line between the old arid
the new year. The thoughtful, serious
soul is conscious of transition. The
man of a great heart pauses in
thoughtful meditation as he passes
the milestone. Forward and back
ward he casts the eyes of his soul.
Also he looks upward and inward.
This is the wisdom of life, to know
how truly to make the transition
from the old to the new year, with
a soul set to fairer deeds.
‘‘He came to the desk with quivering
lip,
The day was done.
“Dear teacher, I want a new leaf,” he
said;
“I have spoiled this one.”
I took the old leaf, all stained and
blotted,
I gave him a new one, all unspot
ted,
And in his sad eyes smiled;
“Do better this time, my child.”
“I came to the throne with a quiver
ing soul—
The year was done.
“Dear Lord, I want a new leaf,” I'
said;
”1 have spoiled this one”.
He took the old year, all stcaru i and
blotted,
And gave me a now one, all unspotted,
And into my sad soul smiled:
“Do better this time, my child.”
I lie four season k.\vo come with
majestic step,-, and in their charee
teristic apparel of white, green, pur
ple. and gold. In their orderly march
the HP weeks have brought their gra
cious ministries, The fifty-two golden
| Sebha'ha have come like angel visits.
Three hundred and sixty-five days
[and ns many nights in their ceaseless
round have brought priceless gifts
to his children from the Parent of all
good. Eight thousand, seven hundred
and sixty fleet-footed hours have run
on their errands of mercy to us. Five
hundred and twenty-five thousand
and six hundred minutes have come to
us from the inner glory, radiant ser
vants <tf the most High God. Thirty
one million, five hundred and twenty
six thousand fleet-footed second have
conic to us in 192-1, like so many good
angels from the courts of heaven,
bearing royal gifts from the King.
“0 wondrous year that closeth now.
Thy book of record with the world.
With crowns of triumphs on thy brow
And bannered folds of hope unfurl
ed.
We wait amid the falling sands
\\ ith bated breatk, on bended knee,
To m‘c the unfolding of Thy plans,
Whose throne is in eternity."
A steo in front of us we cannot see.
\\ hat “milestones” are before us in
life’s path we know not. This uncer
tainty of time and the certainty of
the Father’s care and love are calls to
faith and royal obedience. The year
before us is like a book unread, u path
untrod. The Father’s love never
changes. His goodness abides in and
through all the years.
“Flitting away, flitting away,
Hour by hour and day by day!
Never a break in the running thread
Never a pause in the solemn tread.
Onward, onward, day and night,
Th -ough joy's bloom and sorrow’s
blight
On through childhood, youth and age,
Over the bright and bloted page,
Over ambitions tinted cloud,
Over despair’s funeral shroud;
On through labor, on through rest,
On when cheered and when depressed,
Ever our life is flitting away,
Hour by hour and day by day.”
Mr*. Geo. Allen Died
On Christmas Eve
Widow of Late George Allen Follows
Him Three Months Later—Was
Buried at Elizabeth.
Mrs. Jessie Allen, widow of the late
George Allen died Christmas eve on
South DeKalb street where she was
making her home with her children
since the death of her husband three j
months ago near Rock Hill, S. C.
Mrs. Allen was born February 7th j
1866 and was a most highly consecrat
ed mother and wife, greatly loved in
Cleveland county where she lived most
of her life. A number of years ago
they moved to South Carolina, after
she and her husband kept the county
home in Cleveland for five years. For
the last few' years she had been suf
fering with cancer and every treat
ment failed to save her life.
The remains were buried Christmas j
day at Elizabeth Baptist church be-,
side her husband who died Septem
ber 24th, 1924 and a large crowd at
tended, paying tribute to her noble
life. Rev. H. E. Waldrop conducted
th funeral services. Mrs. Allen is
surived by 12 children: Mrs. John M.
Tucker, of Shelby, Mrs. C. S. Royster
of Rutherfordton; Mrs. R. S. Berry
an dMrs. J. L. Branch of Rock Hill,
Mrs Guthrie Hamrick and Mrs. Fred
Culbreth of Shelby; Miss Louise Allen
of near Rock Hill, Messrs Irvin Al
len, chief of police of Kings Mountain;
George Allen of Edgefield, S. C.; Will
Edgar and Robert of Rock Hill.
Feed the Cows all the roughage
they will eat, advise dairy specialists
of State college.
Officers Nab Man
And Wife With 5
Gallons Liquor
Shortly after 3 o’clock Monday aft
ernoon Chief B. O. Hamrick and Of
ficers Jim Hester and Bob Kendrick
caught and arrested R. J. Ledford and
his wife with five gallons of liquor
in their Maxwell car. The arrest was
made in the yard of the Ledford
home on the street running from N.
Morgan down toward the Arrowood
Howell Lumber company. An inves
tigation in the house revealed another
pint and suspicious looking utensils,
according to Chief Hamrick.
Acting perhaps on a holiday “tip”
the three officers had been at the the
house waiting some 15 minutes when
the car drove up. Before Mr. and Mrs,
Ledford had time to get out of the car
the officers approached and found the
five-gallon can in the front seat part
ly hidden from view by the dress of
Mrs, Ledford. In the house the officers
found an opening in the floor that was
concealed under rug, however nothing
occupied the space cut out under the
floor. Following their apprehension
the man and his wife were brought
to the sheriff’s office where their
bond was set at $500 each.
Ledford is a blacksmith and oper
ates a small smithy to the rear of his
home, which they are said to own. No
explanation was given the officers
except that the liquor was secured,in
the mountains to the north.
The “filthy lucre” is the money that
the other fellow has.
Some men are not worrying about
birth control as much as girth con
trol.
Pontma tor J. M. Quinn is Host In IN
Mon of the Offioo, Cily ami Ku
rnl Rout- i a' <'1o\o!:u:;l.
Postmaster «l. II. Quinn was host
I Friday night at a l>urui\j« t in the din
ing mom at t'k vi lamL Sprit gs hold
to th» .mra of the local force, together
with the* cityand rural loiter carri
ers that work out from the Shelby rf
firo. Egh con men ; at around the
banquet board ad aft< r an i legant
dinner served in faultless style, Mr.
Quinn thanked the men for their
hearty ctv-oprration during the year
and asked that they approach him on
all occasions l > discuss whatever
! problems that arise in their work. The
Christmas mail this year has been n
record breaker with fully a ten per
rent increase in parcel post—the
: handling of such a volume being the
greatest task of the year.
After the dinner. Mr. Quinn called
on h's assistant Mr. Russel Laugh
ridge who responded in lx half f the
office force end Mr. (i. V. Hawkins
president of the North Carolina rural
letter carrier; association who re
sponded in 1x1 -iff ox the carriers.
Then followed around table discus
sion in which the best of fellowship
was manifest and a spirit of co-op
eration in rendering 100 per cent serv
ice.
Few people realize the phenomen
al growth the local office has made.
There was atime when one or two
could handle the business of the of
fice and they knew every patron and
every member of their families. Mr.
Lauifhridge stated that hundreds of
Christmas post cards are in the office
undelivered because they are ad
dressed to children who are not known
to the carriers. These, however, could
be delivered if the sender, would ad
dress the children’s mail in care of
their parents.
Kditor Weathers Speaks.
Leo B. Weathers, editor of The
Star, speaking as one of the largest
patrons of the office, commended the
men for their efficient serv ice. He de
clared that he had never asked for a
courtesy from local po tnl employes
that had been denied and asked that
they he not discouraged if now and
then some little criticism might be
heard. Mr. Weathers complimented
Mr. Quinn for banqueting the postal
organzation out of appreciation of
their services and with the hope that
every phase of the system might work
in perfect harmony. Mr. Weathers
spoke as one “on the outside looking
in” on men working faithfully day
after day, performing one of the most
important duties in connection with
our government and our business life
and expressed the opinion that they
are appreciated by all charitable
minded patrons. Increase pay for em
ployes was advocated when the speak
er expressed the opinion that postal
men tire the most efficient, yet the
least paid class of workers in Amer
ica. He declared that tly? postoffice
department should not be operated :
as a revenue producing branch of the ■
government for it is engaged in trai s 1
portation of information, intelligence!
and education and that even if there
is a deficit, the men should be paid
in accordance with the important
work they perform. Although a pub
lisher, Mr. Weathers felt willing for
an increase in the rate on second class
matter in order that the postal em
ployes might receive the increase in
pay now before Congress.
Mrs. Hoey’s Brother
Dies at Granite Falls
The'many Shelby friends of Mrs. j
S. E. Hoey will sympathise with her
in her bereavement over the death of
her brother Mr. David S. Henkel who
passed away Christmas eve at his
home at Granite Falls. Mr. Henkel
was a prominent live stock dealer. He
had been suffering with kidney trou
ble for years. Deceased was 70 years j
five months And 28 days old. The fu- j
neral was conducted Christmas day
an interment was in the Lutheran
church cemetery where he held his j
membership. Mr. Henkel is survived j
by four daughters, Mrs. Hass of Gran;
ite Falls, Mrs. Zeb Yount of Newton,
Mrs. Cline of Charlotte and Miss <
Mary Henkel, three brothers. T. L.!
Henkel of Hickory; L. P. Henkel andj
C. V. Henkel of Statesville, two sis
ters, Mrs. S. E. Hoey of Shelby and
Miss Candace Henkel oE Hickory.
Now, Kitty, Come Clean.
Mother: “Where have you been ’
Kitty?”
Kitty : “For a walk in the park, |
mother.”
“With whom?”
“No one.”
“Then explain how you came home
with a Walking-stick instead of your
umbrella.”
Ask your grocer for Texaco Crysta
lite kerosene. ad
Former Doughboy Up
For “Moorishming* In
t4Dugout” At Home
: hx Kcr\ire Mnn in (liven Another
Chance on First Offense by
Recorder Mull.
T'nck in the dt; s when “The Yanks
Ai Ci'mim;" wan the national war
whoop L. f\ Price was a “doughboy”
and came in contact with bayonets,
trench* and “dugouts." As a sol
dier \ ottii Price came through with a
fine service record and his character
up to ihn; time and since was u pood
as any man might desire. But in re
cent months he purchased a place,
j money not ho plentiful and for an easy
| way of making it he fell.
Li’.' t Friday Officers Morchead,
Kendrick and Hester, from this coun
ty, and an office r from Rutherford
vi ited hi - home about two miles from
Moores boro. There under his kitchen
floor was a "dugout," perhaps made
from World War memories. In the
dugout, of temporary cellar, the offi
cers found a can and worm, necessary
parts of an illicit liquor distillery.
Brice was not a home at the time of
their visit, but came soon and made
a full confession to the officers, con
fc sed “clean” and exhibited a char
acter that prompted Recorder John
P. Mull to give him another chance
for the sake of his past, his service
record, his wife and children, and his
future.
Seizing oil the idea that making li
quor would bring him the needed mo
ney. Price dug the hole- under the
kitchen floor, connected the furnace
up with the chimney out of the kitch
en, secured a still ami set about the
manufacture. Knowing nothing of the
production end himself, he called in,
or joined with, Ben Lovelace, a man
of the neighborhood with a little more
age and with some knowledge of the
business. Later they secured the serv
ices of Jim Walker, another neighbor,
in the manufacture. Some two or three
runs, of several gallon each, were
made but without the anticipated re
ward. The liquor made was no
good, some scorched and some burn
ed. Finally according to Price they
gave it up. Such liquor was not fit to
drink, would not sell.
Following the hearing Monday, Re
corder Mull gave Price a suspended
sentence of six months conditioned on
a $260 fine and the costs. Walker and
Lovelace were given six months each
and both appealed.
At the same session of court El
wood Jeffries, a negro boy, was given
a sentence of 60 days for the larceny
of a gun from E. B. Hopper.
Cupid Has Holiday
Rush in Handling
Lovelorn Couples
The stores and other business hous
es may have closed up for Christmas,
but Dan Cupid failed to hesitate. In
fact the little bow-and-arrow heart
wrecker seemed to have worked over
time since the beginning of Yuletide.
Perhaps though the observation is
wrong—Leap Year and Leap Year
chances are almost gone,and who
knows perhaps the girls have decided
not to take too many chances or let
four more years slip by. Anyway Reg
ister of Deeds R. Lee Weathers has
had occasion to fondle the marriage
license record book more in the past
week or so than in some six months
prior to that time. As it is several
kinds of hells have been ringing—
wedding hells.
Within what might be called the
Yuletide season 16 couples, 11 white
and five colored, have made the once
in-a-lifetime visit—or what used to
be that before divorces-—to the reg
ister’s office. Just prior to the holi
days a York county magistrate an
nounced that he would “hitch ’em”
during the holidays for a $1 a couple
ami many from Cleveland county may
have taken advantage of the bargain
price so as to he economical at the
beginning of a New Year. However,
“business picked up” at home.
License has been issued recently
for the marriage of the following
white couples: B. F. Bridges and Coit
King; William R. Cline and Agnes
Mae Griffin; John Lee Ellis and Thel
ma Blanton; E. B. Grant and Lula
Laughlin; Broadus E. Gold and Flora
M. Doty; K. W. Goforth and Gertrude
Cobb; Plato Hull and Dona Wright;
Robert R. Lineberger and Viola Maun
ey; Chives Spangler and Alma Mau
ney; Phylector Spangler and Vera
Warlick; Paul A. Turner and Ruth
Green. Colored couples securing li
censes were: Harry Carter and Oli
via Hector; , Squire Etchinson and
Gertrude Durham; Dock Hector and
Mattie Spikes; Rufus Tillman and
Bessie Carter; James Zachary and
Minnie Cox.
Times bid fair for the New Year
in Cleveland county.
The best story of the year is the
one that somebody stole a horse in
New York.
Some folks never realize what big
chances they take until they reach
the hospital.
Hoyt Matthews Shot by Negro As he
Opened Pilling Station Door.
Will Recover.
A night latch on a filling station
door and the fact that he opened the
door with his left hand probably sav
ed the life of Hpyt Matthews, of
Kings Mountain. Matthews was shot
with a shot gun last Friday evening
shout 7 o’clock and a negro, Odell
Gordon, who is known on several
county chnin-gangs, is in the county
jail here awaiting a hearing, which
will be held when Matthews is able
to attend the trial and testify.
Has Bad Character.
Gordon, it is said, had just recently
finished a term on the Mecklenburg
county roads, where he was'sent while
“at large” here. Some months back
Gordon under an 18 months sentence
here made a getaway and while evad
ing the law here violated it in Meck
lenburg and "served his time.” Ap
parently now he will have a bit of
work added to the 18 months here.
Boy Was Alone.
Friday evening about 7 o’clock
young Matthews was alone in the
Matthews Filling station just this
side of Kings Mountain, according to
Officer Greel Ware, when the negro
came to the door and knocked. The
night latch was on and Matthews
walked to the door and stood to the
side, opening it with his left hand. Aa
the door opened the negro levelled
the shot gun and fired, the load tak
ing effect in Matthews left shoulder.
The youth fell against the door
which pushed it shut and the latch
automatically elosed, leaving the ne
gro on the outside, which In all like
lihood saved the filling station pro
prietors life. When or how the negro
left is not known, but he was cap
tured an hour or so later by the Kings
Mountain officers in a negro settle
ment there.
Hid Gan in Pasture.
It is supposed that robbery was the
motive. Late in the evening a color
ed woman who lives in the neighbor
hood is said to have seen the negro
coaceal the punin the pasture near
by, and the officers in making a
search found where he had again se
cured *he gun and walked around the
service station to see that no other
than Matthews was present. Presum
ably the negro hid tha gun in the pas
ture following the sh ng, as it was
found there by the officers.
Officer Ware says that if Matthews
had opened the door with his right
hand his position would'have been
such that the load of Bhot would have
taken full effect in his body. The fad
that the latch clicked shut when the
wbunded man fell against the door
was another unusual feature. The lock
ed door evidently prevented the in
truder from carrying out his purpose,
robbery or whatever it might have
bean. According to the officers the ne
gro refused to say anything about the
matter.
Matthews injury was a serious one,
but according to information Monday
he was improving.
Methodist* To Go
In New Building
On Next Sunday
The Central Methodist Sunday
school will be held next Sunday in the
handsome new church edifice on the
corner of Washington and Marion
streets, according to an announce
ment by the pastor, Rev. A. L. Stan
ford. For the occasion it is hoped that
every member of the big Sunday
school will be present and that many
new members will start on the first
Sunday in the new church.. The men’s
Bible Class, taught by Hon. Clyde R.
Hoey, expects to set a new member
ship record on that day, with the goal
placed at an attendance of 300 mer
and young men. On recent Sundays
the attendance has been around and
over 200 and the entire class is work
ing for new members during this
week.
Complete Move Sunday Week.
The first preaching service will be
held in the new church on Sunday,
January 11, or a week from next Sun
day, according to present plans. The
congregation and pastor are planning
t. service at 11 in the morning on
that day to be a red letter event in
the history of the church. All mem
bers, former members, friends of the
present day, friends of long ago, and
members of other denominations will
be invited. An interesting feature of
the service that day will be that all
living former pastors will be invited
to attend as special guests for the
first service in the new church, which
stands out as one of the most hand
some in the entire section. It has not
been definitely arranged as to who
will preach the first service.
Succeeding is a matter of men and
methods—not time and territory.
It will take a lot of deep thinking
to settle the Muscle Shoals question.
    

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