CLEVELAND:—“A COUNTY THAT LEADS A PROGRESSIVE STATE IN DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE, AND WHERE HOSPITALITY REIGNS”
PAID UP CIRCULATION
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
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Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department,
VOL. XXXIII, No. 34
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, JULY 10, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
Three Stores, Garage And Five
Warehouses Burn In Big
Blaze Monday Night.
One of the most disastrous fires in
the history of Cleveland county vis
ited Fallston, upper Cleveland’s lead
ing trading town, late Monday night
and destroyed the major portion of the
business section of the town and for
a time seriously threatened the en
tire town .Estimates of the total loss
range around $75,000 mark.
Buildings destroyed were the J. J
Blanton building occupied by tho
Lackey Drug company, which is own
ed by Dr. F. H. Lackey and Mr. R. A.
Lackey; the E. H. Lutz general store
and warehouse; the Lackey ware
house; Memry Smith’s garage, filling
station and home; W. A. Gantt’s gen
eral store, and three big warehouses
belonging to the Stanley company.
Only a small amount of the contents
were removed from any of the burned
buildings and the loss was almost en
Verv Little Insurance.
There was no insurance according
to reports on Mr. Smith’s garage ana
filling station, nor his home, which
was on the second floor of the build,
ing. Mr. J. J. Blanton, who owned the
building occupied by the drug store,
had $1,000 insurance on the building,
it is said, and the Lackeys had about
an equal amount on thfe drug stock
and fixtures. The fountain alone was
worth this amount and the loss was
heavy. The warehouse of R. A. Ladc
ey adjoining and stored with ferti
lizer and other things was a total loss
with about $400 insurance. Mr. Lutz,
reports say, had about $4,000 insur
ance on his stock of goods, while the
Lutz family, owners of the building,
had about $1,000 insurance on the
building, it is thought. Mr. Gantt had
about $2,500 on his building and
stock and was a heavy loser. The
Stameys perhaps suffered the great
est loss in the big warehouses and
their contents, estimated at around
$10,000 with $4,000 insurance.
Started in Warehouse.
The blaze, it is thought, originated
in the Lutz warehouse, or at least
when first discovered about 11 o’clock
in the night was burning there. The
alarm was turned in by a. passing cit
izen and heroic efforts were made to
block the rapidly spreading flames,
but the wooden structures ignited
easily and with no special fire fight
ing apparatus the flames soon spread
to adjoining buildings and 'tyi. • The
Smith garage'and filling station soon,
caught, as did the Lutz stote, Blan
ton’s ware house, drug store and oth>
er structure^ on the west aide of the
street. Soon the flames leaped across,
to the Stamey warehouses and Gantt's j
brick store building and began eating!
their path onward, here theatening1
the entire town.
A brick wall on the Gantt store that |
stood until early in the morning Is
credited with having saved the
Stamey store owned by Messrs Tom
and Clarence Stamey known to all
Cleveland county as “the Big Store",
while desperate work by the fire figh
ters saved the handsome home of R.
A. Lackey just to the rear and other
adjoining buildings. The Stamey ware
houses on the southern extremity of
the blaze were covered with heavy
tin and in some instances sheeted with
tin, thus giving the firefighters an op
portunity to check the flames before
they spread on to the residential sec.
uw,n& to a* storm that raged about
Shelby and surrounding section Mon
day afternoon the telephone lines were
out of order and it became necessary
to make the trip here for aid by auto
mobile. Chemical apparatus from the
city fire department wa'srushed to the
scene, but was too late to render as
sistance other than to help check the
ames that had already spread over
the business section. Monday mornin*1
"und nothing of the Fallston business
section standing with th'e exception
Stamey’s store and the bank build
lng and hardware. The fire was very
spectacular, originating about 11
o clock and destroying the major por
,mn of the business section by around
' 0 clock in the morning. Flames from
V' ol's at the garage, it is said, leap
• 75 feat. into the air and the heat
^,ls terrific. However, the big gaso<
lne tank buried in the ground at the
Mrage and containing 400 gallons of
Pas did not explode.
To Build Back.
nsurance will not cover anythin]
i e one-fourth of the loss, accordinj
" estimates and all those hit suffer
ricH stock of goods car
by the merchants, whose store
r“re destroyed, were not insured fo
ore than one-half their value, it i
while the building loss cai
n e covered by the insurance.
bu?®8p,t® this fact, Fallston wil
,h an<^ "with brick this time’1
&ay‘ t’*ie Lackeys ooly reeentl;
of property lugt to the nortl
ine btamey store and will nmriedl
-'Oguj the construction of a bricl
Bible Classes Meet
At Lake Junaluska
Clyde R. Iloey Heads Federation and
Will be One of the Principal
Speakers at Convention.
(Special to The Star.)
Lake Junaluska, July 9.—The 7th
annual meeting of the Western North
Carolina Conference Wesley Bible
Class federation to be held at Lake
Junaluska, July 13, 14, 15> promises
the best line of discussions and the
largest attendance in the history of
the Federation, according to O. V.
Woosley, superintendent of Sunday
school work in the Western North
Carolina conference. The initial ses.
sion of the federation will be held in
the large auditorium at Lake Juna
luska Monday evening* July 13, the
leading speakers for this session be
ing Dr. Thomas Carter, of Vander
bilt university, and Hon. Clyde R.
Hoey, president of the federation.
The day sessions of the federation,
held Tuesday and Wednesday, July
13, 14, will be divided into two sec
tions, President Hoey directing the
program dealing with young people
and adult classes, and Miss Maud Mc
Kinnon, director of religious educa
tion at Tryon Street, Charlotte, di
recting the program with representa
tives of intermediate and senior class
es. It is stated thta the programs of
these two sections will deal with act
ual problems and lines of service with
organized class work.
The third section, though not a
part of the federation but held sim
ultaneous with it, is that of the ele
mentary council, held under the di
rection of Miss Virginia Jenkins, sup
erintendent of elementary work in the
Western North Carolina conference.
All district and local Sunday school
workers working with children under
13 years of age are cordially invited
to this section. All sections will join
in a combined meeting each evening
Tuesday evening, July 14, will be
featured with addresses by Miss Min
nie E. Kennedy, superintendent of ele
mentary work in the Southern Meth
odist, and Miss Maud McKinnon, who
will speak on “Vacation Church
Schools.” Chief Justice W .P. Stacy
will be the leading speaker on. Wed
nesday evening. The Junaluska double
quartet will furnisTi special music each
Among the outstanding speakers se
cured for the day sessions are Dr. Ivan
Lee Holt,,St. Louip; Dfr. C. C. Weaver,
Wrinston-Salem; Dr. Ashley Chappell,
Asheville; Rev. C. S. Kirkpatricfc,
Gastonia; Rev. W. A. Jenkins, Con
cord; Mr. J. B. Ivey, Charlotte; Sup
erintendent E. A. Thompson, Mt.
J Holly; Mr. A. N. West, Hickory;
Hon. D .F. Giles, Marion; Mrs. C. C.
Weaver, Winston-Salem; Miss Thelma
Smathers, Asheville, and Mr. Charles
The officers of the federation arc
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, Shelby; Presi
dent; D. F. Giles, Marion, first vice
president; Miss Maude McKinnon,
Charlotte, 2nd vice president; Mrs.
E. O. Chandley, Asheville, recording
secretary; Miss Thelma Smathers,
Asheville, corresponding secretary;
T. S. Eanes, Lexington, treasurer; O.
V. Woosley, Lexington, conference
With hard surface roads extend
ing across the Blue Ridge directly to
Lake Junaluska and with ample hotel
facilities it is thought that an. extra
ordinarily large attendance will greet
President Hoey when he opens tin.
first session of the federation. W hilt*
the morning and evening sessions will
be well filled with business the after
noons will oen for sightseeing, moun
tain climbing, bathing and other
sports. There is probably no place in
the country offering a finer line of
diversion where a vacation may be
taken with religious profit.
Heavy StGrm Visited
County On Monday
A heavy rain and electrical storm
visited a major portion of Cleveland
county Monday afternoon late and
crops that have been in need of rain
greatly benefitted thereby. There was
considerable electricity in the air and
bolts of lightning struck at a number
of points in the county, it is reported
killed and fuses were blown out in a
number of homes, twice at the home
of Mr. John W. Doggett on the Clev
eland Springs road, by lightning that
ran in on the light wires.
The storm here, which raged for
some time with a continuous display
of electricity, resembled considerable
the storm of a year ago when Thomp
son lumber plant was burned.
building for their drug store. Gantt
will likely build again and the
Stameys will make arrangements for
other warehouse facilities. Mi. Lutz,
it is said, is as yet undecided, while
information ha» it that Mr, tfniitn
will not likely v^t-mld.
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BILLS OF COUNTY
The county board of commissioners
in regular session this week trans
acted little business of general In.
terest other than the regular work
that faces the board. ,
The following bills were ordered
paid by the commissioners:
J. C. Hill, refund on 1924 tax, $6.25;
Dr. Ben Gold, county physician, serv.
ices, $367.75; A. C. Brackett, bridge
lumber, $115.29; R. A. Hord, part bu
rial expenses of pauper, $10; B. B.
Wellmon, bridge lumber, $103.26; Lee
Cabaniss, bridge lumber, $2.80; T. C.
Stroud, bridge lumber $114; C» R.
M»uney, Bridge work $18.15; C. R.
Dixon, bridge work $14.97; C. C. Mar
tin, bridge work $10; South Shelby
pharmacy, supplies, $17.55.
Z. B. Weathers and Sons, bridge
work $463.40; J. B. Newton, expenses,
$55.50; Williams and Hamrick, office
supplies, $2.80; W. A. Cook, captur
ing still, $20; Hugh Toney, capturing
still, $20 D. P. Washburn, bridge
work, $31.50; J. L. Lineberger, sup
plies, $1.40; Campbell Dept, store, sup
plies $28.18; Paul Poston, for sup
plies, $9.74; J. F. Williams, supplies,
$13.10; Graham-Chisholm Co., sup
plies, $44.02; Edwards and Broughton
office supplies, $19.43; Mitchell
Printing Co., supplies $79.64; T. C.
Eskridge, holding inquest, $22; Paul
Webb, pairft $254.05; Pritchard Paint
Co., paint, $44,04; L. A. Cabaniss,
salary and expenses at county home
$178.50; Mc.Brayer and Hoey, sup
plies, $35.55; T. O. Grigg, services $3;
Ellis Transfer company, drayage $2.
Paragon Furniture Co., supplies,
$4.80; Piedmont Telephone Co., serv
ice $26.*0; Star Publishing Co., print
ing, $101.50; C. C. McMurry Co., meal
$4.65; Shelby W. and E. plant, service
$38.32; O. E. Ford and Co., supplies,
$34.85; S. A. Ellis, keys, $1.25; Ideal;
Ice and Fuel Co., coal, $7.75; Herald.
Publishing Co., $2; R. L. Weathers,;
stamps and ink, $8.12; West Disin
fectant Co., supplies $30; Shelby
Printing Co., $3; II. A. Logan, jail
expenses and incidentals, $449.78.
Irma Wallace, home agent $50; J.
F. Holcomb Mfg. Co., supplies $26.08,
Ellis Transfer Co., freight and dray
age $2.87; Walker, Evans and Cogs
well, record book, $45.52; Ellis Trans,
fer Co., freight and drayage, $8.37;
Pritchard Paint Co., paint, $22.25;
Robert L. Mode, painting, $88.04; R.
A. White, bridge work $12; Cleveland
News, printing, $7.65; J. F. Newton,
bridge work $4.55; Ideal Plumbing
Co., work $3; Graham-Chisholm Co.,
supplies, $9.17; R. E. Lawrence, coun
ty agent, $125; Smith Typewriter Co.,
In making blunders try and select
occasions when they won’t do much
It’s easy and the proper thing to
do—drive in to the Drive-in Filling
Station for your gas and oil. James
Roberts, proprietor. ad
Gas, oil, tires, tubes, accessories,
and above all SERVICE at Drive-in
hilUiig li, ___
DIES III HOSPITAL
Son of Mr. John Hamrick and One of
Mont Popular Younir Men in
County Dies Suddenly.
Mr. Lawrence Hamrick 18 year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Hamrick
of Patterson Springs died Tuesday
night at the Shelby Public hospital
where 24 hours before he had under
gone an operation for appendicitis. He
became ill Sunday and was taken im
mediately to the hospital where an
operation was performed but it was
found that his appendix had hurst
and his condition was very serious
from the poison which had infected
his entire system.
Mr. Hamrick had been working for
the Ideal Ice and Fuel company. Prior
to this time he had been employed
I. by Doggett Brothers. He was one of
the most popular and lovable young
! men in Shelby and from the day o?
his first illness the greatest interest
was manifested by his host of friends
in his condition. His death is one of
the saddest that has occurred in a
long time and the family and friends
have the sympathy of the entire com
Mr. Hamrick was a member of Sul
phur Springs Methodist church and
the funeral was conducted there Thurs
day afternoon at 1 o'clock by the pas
tor Rev. Beverly Wilson amid a large
crowd of friends who gathered to pay
a tribute of respect to his noble young
I Mr. Hamrick is survived by his par
ents and the following brothers ana
sisters: Bennett Hamrick, Mrs. M. R.
',Biggers, Paul Hamrick, Mrs. Ray
Roberts, Mrs. Mayme Gold of Appala
chia, Va„ who arrived Thursday morn
ing, Carver and Ed Hamrick.
G. W. Edwards Dead
Ruthcrfordton, July, 8.-rGudger W
Edwards, promising young attorney
of this coun %, died at his home here
Monday afternoon, after a brief ill
ness. The funeral was held at the Ruth
erfordton Baptist church Tuesday aft
ernoon at 3 o’clock being conducted
by his pastor, Rev. M. A. Adams. Mr.
Edwards was 32 years old.
Mr. Edwards took a leading part
in the affairs of his community. He
was once a candidate for solicitor of
the 18th judicial circuit* and was a di
rector of the Rutherfordton Rotary
Besides ;his wife and, two entail, chif-*
dren, he is survived by his ^parents-,
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Edwards, of Mars
Hfil, and one brother and four sis
ters. The brother, S. L.. Edwards Is
county superintendent of education in
Montgomery county. Sisters are.
Mrs. C. B. Smart, Ellenboro; Mrs. Ira
Hodge and Miss Asa Edwards, Ruth
erfordton and Miss Hattie Edwards,
who is connected with the Thomasville
Baptist orhpanage management.
Blue Ridge Fox Cl ib
Holds Regular Meet
me tsiue wage rox ciud neia its
regular monthly meeting at Moores
horo, on Tuesday night, July 7th, the
members being the guests of Messrs.
Y. L. McCardwell and Robert Moore.
A highly enjoyable program had been
arranged, interspersed with music by
the Mocresboro string band, and ev.
eryone present had a real good time.
Refreshments were served, following
the transaction of business. Several
new members were admitted to the
club and several interesting talks
Rev. I. D. Ifhrrill was present and
delivered an inspirational address,
after which the club voted to receive
him as an honorary member and con
ferred upon him the position of chap,
lain. On motion of C. C. Moore, E. L.
Weathers was elected corresponding
The club was formed about a year
and a half ago, with a few scattered
members in Rutherford and Cleve
land counties. Since its organization,
the club has enrolled nearly 100 mem
bers and is still increasing its mem
bership at each meeting.
It was decided that the next meet
ing would be held in Forest City, on
Tuesday night, August 4th.
By arising vote, the members of
the club extended their thanks for the
excellent program which had been ar
ranged by Messrs. McCardwell and
Moore and expressed their apprecia
tion of the courtesies shown them at
“Ad.” Mistake Corrected.
In the advertisement of the Greens
boro Joint Stock Land Bank carried
in the preceding issue of The Star an
error was made when the rate of In
terest on the loans was given at “five
per cent and fees.” It should have
read ‘six per cent and no fees.” Two
other slight errors were made and in
the first section of this issue the ad
vertisement with corrections made is
earned tor the benefit of fctur rejd
THE FIRST AUTO TO PARADE SHELBY
Out Motoring 23 Years Ago
The above photograph was taken on LaFayette street opposite
the court square sometime in 1902 and presents Mr. Charles L.
Eskridge, now prominent Ford dealer in this section, and Miss
Mabel Joseph, who is now Mrs. Tom LattLmore. Yes, they’re rid
ing in Shelby’s first automobile—a Locomobile Steamer—and the
property of Mr, Eskridge. The photo from which the above was
reproduced showed in the background the old county court house
with its chimneys, old Central Methodist church and the row of
rambling wooden buildings that then marked the: business dis
trict of Shelby. There were no paved sidewalks and streets and
the street in which the car stood was covered with grass and
weeds. Take a look at the business district today and behold the
Aged Section Man
Injured When His
Car Jumped Track
L. P. Yarboro, aged section fore
man on the Seaboard is a patient in
the Shelby hospital where he is suf
fering with injuries sustained Mon
day afternoon when his motor car
jumped the track near Rock Cut a few
miles east of Shelby. Mr. Yarboro ana
his men were hurrying to shelter from
the oncoming rain when the car left
the track on a straight-away, throw
ing all of the men to the side of the
road. A Mr. Thomas and a negro
named Sam Black who were on the
motor car at the time it left the track
both received minor bruises and were
taken to the hospital for medical at
tention but were dismissed l‘Tuesday
afternoon. Mr. Yarboro has an injury
in the back and may be confined there
for some time.
Mr. Yarboro has been in the employ
of the Seaboard Air Line for 52 yeaHi
and is ope of the most esteemed men
ih it* emjiloy. . \
McNeely’* Sale To
Start Friday July 10
J. C. McNeely company, popular
dealers in ladies and misses ready-to
wear announce in this issue a July
clearance sale with reduced prices
throughout the large stock. Mr. Mc
Neely says he has the widest range of
styles and sizes he has ever carried
at this season of the year because it
has been his policy to gradually
broaden the lines and enlarge the
stock, but in order to reduce the
stock before fall shipments begin to
arrive he inaugurate a genera! clear
ance sale with most of the items cut
to half price. Extensive preparations
have been made in the arrangement of
the stock to make this the largest
and most successful sale the Mc
Neely company has ever conducted.
Granite Falls Wins
First League Game
Newton, July 8.—The Western Car
olina league season was opened in
Newton this afternoon with an 11-in
ning game between Newton and!
For ten innings only one run was
made by each team. Both Cook for
Newton and Maekie for Granite Falls
pitched in big league form. Cook fan
ned 17 men and Maekie 10.
In the eleventh Cook yielded three
hits and Granite Falls won by a score
of 3 to 1.
Andy Leventis Goes
To Gaffney Cafe
Local people will be interested in
the following business announcement
in Thursday’s Gaffney Ledger:
“Andrew Leventis who operated a
restaurant in the Baker building now
occupied by Hooper Brothers grocery
for several years about a decade ago,
has returned to Gaffney from Shel
by, N. C„ and has purchased Mack's
Cafe on Limestone street from War
ren L. McCraw. Mr. Leventis went to
Shelby eight or nine years ago, ana
since that time he spent a year and a
half in California. He said ne plans
to continue the local cate under the
same name. Mr. McCraw said he will
take a few weeks vacation before1
uiftkii-f' piairs l x-- uii iutu*?. ‘
DRAW JURORS FOR
JULY TERM MOT
At the meeting’ of the county com'
missioners Monday jurors were drawn
for the summer term for court, which
convenes here Monday, July 27, with
Judge Shaw presiding.
First Week Jurors.
Jurors for the first week follows:
Boyd McCraw, Robert'V. Green, John
F. Green, James A. Bridges, Jacob
Green, Gidney Hamrick, Posey G.
Hamrick, H. T .Fulton, F. J. Abbott,
S. A. Crouse, W. M. Humphriep, D. F.
Adams, W. A. Ware, W. C. Murray,
J. A. Whitworth, G. H. Simmons, A.
D. Gilmore, T. O. Wilson, J. J. Wil
kins, J. F. Carter, C. C. Spake, Char
lie Cornwell, H. C. Burros, Hill
Green, R. C. Moore, J. D. Eskridge, R.
P. Philbeck, R. J. Pendleton, C. C.
Warlickj A.' S. Peeler, Johnnie Hoyle,
t>. E. Crowder, W. A, Royster. C. P.
Clay, D. D; Cook, Henry Smith.
Second Meek Jurors.
W. A. McCraw, Roscoe C. Bridges,
Noah C. Patterson, J. W. Carroll, T. L.
Arney, C. S. Plonk, R. C. Beatty,
Andy Borders, A. J. Spake, V. O.
Cline, H. C. Cabaniss, B. H. Blanton,
H. E. Peeler, J. B. Wright, Morris
Elliott, Ed Hamrick, M. C. Hoyle,
GET Al'TO LICENSE
EARLY AS POSSIBLE
Mr. Wade W. Hoey in charge of the
local license bureau branch office says
that motor car owners in this section
should get their license this week or
next as the period of grace allowed
for the purchase of tags will soon be
over, and then those not having the
new tags will come under the watch
ful eye of the law. No set “period at
grace” was given, but a short time
was allowed for the purchase of tags,
the bureau being unable to handle the
rush by June 30. Now the local branch
is in position to issue tags with rap
idity and the advice given out is to
purchase your tag and secure your
Local Officers Nab
Liquor Car At Night
Jim Jones, white, is in the county
jail awaiting' a hearing for the pos
session and transporting of a gallon
of whiskey found in his car Wednes
day night near the Princess theatre
corner by Officer McBride Poston and
Fireman Joseph Carroll. The Ford
touring car is in the custody of the
Perhaps working upon a tip the
oficers were on the lookout for Jones
who it is said only recently complet
ed a Federal sentence, anct he was lo
cated near the theatre corner on South
LaFayette street. The gallon of liquor
officers say, was found in a tin can
under the rear seat.
Methodist Protestant Church.
Services for Sunday, July 12: Sun.
day school at 9:45 a. m. Mr. Joe Ken
Morning worship at 11 o’clock, with
sermon by the pastor, Kev. 0. B. Way.
Preaching service in the evening
ginning at 8 o'clock. Sermon by the
pastor. Everyone not attending serv
ice* ebe" here .. :oidi«liy united.
Plan Campaign for Belter Cattle in
County. Also Talk Vetch and
At a meeting of the Cleveland
county board of agriculture held this
week it was decided to stage a cam
paign for better sires and improved
pairfares in Cleveland county. The
week of July 20-25 was designated
as the period for the drive and ef
f'o's will unite during the week to
bring to the county better cattle with
better pastures to follow.
Plan Vetch Campaign.
With the idea of having Cleveland
known as a vetch county as well a»
a cotton county tlje board also decided
to put on a full time vetch and oats
campaign. Arrangements were made
whereby three car loads of seed will
be purchased this fall, or enough seed
to plant three acres of vetch and oata
on every farm in Cleveland county.
It is the plan of the board to put the
vetch idea before the farmers of the
county in every possible way. Stick
ers will be printed at an early date
lira ring the slogan “Say it With’
\ etch and these will be placed on a
majority of the automobiles operating
in the county.
To italeigh Convention.
The annual convention of the state
farmers was also discussed and plans
were talked whereby the large dele
gation going from this county to Ral
eigh with O. Majc Gardner, president
of the state association, will carry on
their cars signs telling of the advance
ment of the county in agriculture, and
how Cleveland leads. Some of the
signs will tell of our greatly increas
ed cotton production, others of the
sweet potato crops, and still others
of the big dairy industry and similar
sidelines, while several of the signs
will carry invitations to the state’s
largest coutity fair. The state con
cention will be held July 28, 29 and
80 and the largest delegation in the
history of this county is expected to
Eight of the eleven townships were
represented at the meeting of the
board, which was presided over by O.
Farm Situation Better.
Rains during the week have bright*
cned up the farm situation generally
over the county, according to County
Agent Lawrence and with the excep.
tion of the Kings Mountain section*
the crops of the county are in good
Big Tent Revival
In Upper Cleveland
Announcement comes from ! fepfier
Cleveland that one of the biggest re*
vivals in the history of the county will
open next Sunday, July 12, at Toluca,
The services will he held under a big
tent that will seat from 1,500 to 2 ,000
people. The revival, it is announced,
will continue for three weeks and
services will be held twice daily, at
10:30 in the morning and at 8 in the
A large platform will be erected in
the tent for the choir and will seat
around 250 singers The revoval will be
I conducted through the united efforts
of four churches: St. Peters, Laurel
Hill, Hebron and Macedonia—and the
services will be in charge of Rev. J.
H. Green, M. E. pastor and Rev. J. M.
Morgan, M. P. pastor. People from
the entire countryside are invited ta
attend every service.
Central Methodist Church.
“Sabbath Observance” will be the
Sermon topic at Central Methodist
church next Sunday at 11 a. m. Many
have been the kindly expressions and
words of approval of the service last
Sunday- People need and desire the
truth. The Bible is clear in its teach
ings concerning man’s duty to him
self, his family, his country, his God.
Every person in the community who
is interested in improving conditions
is cordially invited. Invasions are be
ing made upon our Sabbath and un
less something is done nothing will be
left us but the bleeding, skeleton of
its former self. Come with open
minds and reverent hearts. Preaching
at 8 p. m., by the pastor. Strangers
and visitors are cordially invited.
Jimison Freed Of
Wake Forest, July 8.;—Tom P. Jim
ison, giving his address as Salisbury
was acquitted of the charge of pos
sessing liquor at a hearing yesterday
afternoon before Recorder P. H. Wil
son, J .W. Fitzgerald, who gave Dunn
as his address, was fined $26 and the
cost on a similar charge and Henry A.
Grady, of Clinton, who, although cited
to appear, was not held under any def
inite charge, was released on his
statement that he was pregent on a
merely personal mission. The raid was
made on a building near the college
campus used for dormitory j-u.: