Of This Paper Is Greater Than The Population Given Shelby in The 1920 Cennun CLEVELAND COUNTY LEADS ALL COUNTIES IN AMERICA IN LIGHTENING FARM LABOR WITH ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRIC LIGHTS. PAIP I'I’ CIRCULATION She lebelanl) reliable home paper Of Shelby And The State’s Fertile Fanning Section. Modern Job Department, voi XXXIII. No THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. TUESDAY. JULY 28, 1925. $2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE William Jennings Bryan Dies Suddenly In Sleep At Dayton n of Great Commoner Shocks Nation. Bc D ,me Party Leader And Idol Of Millions C At 36. Burial at Arlington pavt->n, July 20.—William Jennings three times presidential nom i the Democratic party and known the world over f<>r his clo died diere this afternoon at the ape of </•». Th(. end came while the great corn ninner was asleep and was attributed l,v physicians to apoplexy. He had re tired t'» ids room shortly after eating a i,r-r dinner to take a short rest. Mr< Itiyan sent the family chauffeur. McCartney, to wake Him about 4 :;n and it was learned then that he was dead. Funeral arrangements had not been completed: late tonight, but Mrs. Bry an indicated interment would be in Arlington cemetery. Mr, Bryan who was a colonel of the thircT 'Nebraska volunteers during the Spanish-Ameri can war, on several occasions had ex pr, ,,,.(1 a desire to be buried in Ar lington. Mr Bryan’s death came on the eve of another crusade he had planned to carry before the 'American people— a battle against modernism. He re turned to Dayton this morning after haveihg made addresses yesterday at Jasper .and Wi nchester, Tennessee, and after having completed arrangements for the early publication of the speech he was to have made in closing the trial of .1 dm T. Scopes, who recently was found guilty of violating Tennes see- anti-evolution law. Despite the strenuous program Mr. Bryan had been following as a mem ber of the prosecution staff in the Scopes case and as leader of the fun damentalists, he appeared in excellent health. Greatest in Politics. In all the history of American pol itics there are few mines which carry that brilliant lac,ter of spectacular ef fort which lias become a part of the memory of William Jynnings Bryan. His life for almost "3 years was a panorama i f rational sensations, piled one upon the <rtht r. At M0 he became almost overnight not only the leader of his party but the idol of millions. Three times he, carried the party standards as its choice for the high' est office of the land; in another pres sidential year—1912—he reaped much of the credit for placing Woodrow Wilson in the White House: and in almost every other national Demo cratic convention in a generation he was in the very center of every storm tpat came. In Wilson’s Cabinet. As a recognition, many said, of his long leadership, President Wilson made him secretary of state—a post from which he resigned two years la ter under the most sensational circum stances, because he felt the nation was verging toward participation in the European war. World peace always had been his passion in his earlier vears, iust as in his later days he he made the espousal of religion his all-absorbing concern ana turned his talents to an attack on evolution. Throughout all his active years his followers clung to his standard in un swerving devotion for the man and his ideals, while his enemies reviled and hated him, calling him ignorant and misguided in both his economics and his religion. His great power of eloquence, which first brought him to a place of national prominence, re mained unimpaired for many years; hut toward the last his old-time bril liance on the platform and stump be gan to dim perceptibly. IJHSIIKS MCSMIHI Admits His Wrong Doing In l.iquor Matter And Asks For A Chance To Make Good In Legitimate Way. , To Editor of The Star: Because of the wide publicity giv en in your paper concerning my un fortunate situation last week when tiie officers found liquor in my store I feel constrained to make the fol lowing statement. 1 want to he set straight with my self and the community in which I ’ive. I want the people to know my feelings in the mat er. It is far more c,v\ to try to ;u',:'ry yourself in do ing wrong than it is to confess the V.Tjl.g. I pent some years of my early lif" in the west win-re liquor was used so rreely that I never realized the set iousness of handling and using it r I should. I want to say to all tile R< 1'< of Shelby and Cleveland coun ty that 1 now realV.e that I did wr<nS mid am truiy sorry for it. I ^as! my hands of the traffic which has done so much hurt to our people —a traffic which has been justly out lawed by our nation. I nc people of Soelby have been ''id to me. I want to live here and do a legitimate business. Where T made the mistake is where I .expect to redeem myself. Will you give me a chance ? E. (1. MORRISON. Ladies Day” For Game Here On Saturday Thursday afternoon will be ‘‘Ladies ''' at the city ball park when the pnelliy .-luh plays Gastonia. All hi '(s admitted free on that "aV and a largo crowd of feminine tii'V' c*pected as Thursday is also no toy lhe business houses of Shelby . ht‘ clo«ed for a half holiday, uiics attending games recently st T, Somo comPlaint about the 11 '! l il' grandstand being bloek ■>" t tat they could not easily get "1 ,!"!*• and *J1 connection with - tfs »ay Thursday Manager H. h„ r!,nf aanounces that the steps will veilin' °P<rcl boreafter and every con vemence ffered fop ^ ent/rtaijl_ fans nV?mfort °f the feminine fans at the league games. Gaston^ lns„,T[lursday'a game with here 'sat ’ , by plays Lincolnton Z?■The local c,ub is now that several'ofU*tand *ndlc?tions are have t, e f the other clubs W'H from the "ton" Tne" to push Shelby centlv •»rr• P ?^e new schedule, re games for. tbe remaining issue (if Tt ’q pubbsbed in the next dav'i r ‘ Star‘ RememKer Thurs-, n,,v Destructive Hail Storm in Toluca Section Saturday It was reported here yesterday that a destructive hail storm struck the farming section around Toluca in Upper Cleveland about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, de stroying and damaging the cotton crop to a considerable extent. It hailed, according to Mr. Edney Willis, for about 30 minutes and the hail as large as he has ever seen. Cotton on several farms was so beaten into the ground that it i is now hard to tell the nature of the crop and the corn fields were riddled. The big tent at Toluca, in which a joint revival is being con ducted, was also damaged by the hail. The hail, it is estimated covered a four mile stretch, width un known, from around Carpenters Knob south to the Rockdale sec tion on Buffalo. Among the farms suffering heavy damage were those of Messrs. John Rand and Willie Sain. Birmingham Man Dies Here Friday Francis Justice, Native of Cleveland, Here on Visit. Succumbs.to Heart Trouble, Mr. Francis Justice, 02 years old, died suddenly Friday morning at 11 ) o’clock at the home of his brother, Ru , fus Justice where he was visiting, having come to Shelby a week ago from Birmingham, Ala., to visit rela tives. Mr. Justice has been up town Friday morning but was feeling bad and went home and took his bed. An i hour later the end came from neural gia of the heart. Mr. Justice was the son ■ of John Justice. He has been living in Birm ingham, Ala., for 35 years and follow ing the trade of a contractor. Ten years ago his wife died and bis body i was taken Saturday night to Birm ingham for interment beside her. Sur. viving are two brothers, Rufus O. Justice and John Justice, two sisters, ' Cynthia Justice and Mary Eddins. His ' remains were accompanied to Birm ingham by John Justice and J. An drew Dellinger, the interment taking place at Birmingham Monday after noon. ' Woman has always given so much I attention to her clothes that it was | to be exnected that sooner or late*, she would start a great movement to j redress her wrongs.—Arkansas Ga ■ zette. If France really wants to stand off the Riffians, she should send some of these commissions that have Deen , making arrangements to pay vat' I Jebts,-—Otuahu World tierald. WHERE BIG PAGEANT WILL BE HELD M (T A scene in the beautiful amphitheatre of nature in Cleveland Springs Park where the In# Agricultural Pageant and Carolina* Farm Celebration will be held Friday, August 21. Governors of the two Caronnas are expected to speak here t hat day and arrangements are' being made to ac commodate near 10,000 people. Judge Shaw Pays Tribute To W. J. llryan. Nixon Acting As Solici tor for Huffman, Who is 111 Crowds almost equalling those that flocked to Shelby for the sensational Phiibcck-Francis case are attending the summer term of Superior court which convened here Monday. With the opening Monday morning the entire couit room was packed and the colored gallery overflowing. Maj or interest seems to he with the whites in the trial of Bonnie Suthers, young bobbed-hair auto bandit, while the negroes are on hand for the murder trial of Charlie Abrams, who shot and killed Will Carpenter, colored chauf four, on the streets of Shelby sever al Saturday nights back. Judge Shaw is presiding and At torney Kemp Nixon, of Lincolntor. is prosecuting in (he absence of Solici tor Huffman, of Morganton, who is ill. In his charge to the jury Judge Shaw in mentioning the name of Bryan stated that “There is no man in America for whom the entire na tion would sorrow more.’’ And in a few well spoken words of sorrow the eminent jurist spoke a tribute that held not only the attention of the grand jury but of all the court room. “In all America there was no man who held a greater personal follow ing. Men loved -Bryan for what be was, for his convictions, and not for party faith and loyalty. He will be remembered in a sense far above po litics, of which he was a master. He was the one man the world could place a finger on, for William Jen nings Bryan always decided without dodging and stood by what he thought right. His valiant defense of the Bi ble, w'hich he believed to be the re vealed will of God, will carry his memory through the ages,” was a part of the tribute. Shelby to Request P. & N. Extension By This Route Will Co-operate With Chesnee, South Carolina, And Other Towns in Asking This Route. Shelby, Rutherfordton, Cliffsido, Caroleen and Chesnee, S. C., together with other towns along the route will make an active bid to the Puke interests asking that the P and N, eh ectric railway be extended to Spar tanburg via Shelby and Chesnee. Since talk of the extension has started many towns along several routes have been active in presenting advantages offered by particular routes, hut un til last week no organized movement was evident here. It has been the gen. eral impression for several years that the P. and N. would conic by way of Shelby if ever extended, but since the announcement that it may be extend ed little interest has been shown. At a meeting Thursday night of the Shelby Kiwanis club a committee was appointed upon a motion by Hon. Clyde R. Hoey to present the Shelby plan to Puke. The committee appoint ed by President Newton follows: C. R. Hoey, O. Max Gardner, C. C. Blan ton, J. J. McMurry and J. P. Lineber ger. Since the meeting President New ton has received a letter from Ches nee, South Carolina, chamber of com merce urging that the towns get to gether and open an organized move ment for extension along the western route. By the Shelby-Chesnee route the P and N. would tap rich textile centers and an agricultural section not touched by the Southern or competi tive lines. It would also open the hill country of North and South Carolina, rich in natural resources as well as the big textile centers at nr 'he boric* d tJ.c t i -Cat.i. __ Once More History Repeats; This Time In Baseball Game History repeats. On July 25th, 1895, Shelby and j Gaffney. City engaged in a b.-ire ball contest. That's history and a j part of the “29 Years Ago” col umn of The Star. Almost three decade's have pass* ed, and on Saturday which if you will note was July 25, Gaffney and Shelby again played baseball in Shelby. The game 29 years ago ended in the seventh frame with the score 7 and 7. Gaffney claimed that one of her players was sick anti for refusing to play the game was forfeited. The game 29 years later was won by Shelby 11 to 1, Another odd note in the account of the game near thirty years ago was the statement that “the um pire, who was from South Car olina, gave general satisfaction.” It’s a joy to note that umpires once gave satisfaction, even that lonk back. The two neighboring towns in adjoining states have changed much in the 29 years that elapsed between two baseball games play ed on he same day of the year but 29 years from now if Gaffney and Shelby should play Baseball it. will likely be in an organized league and considerably more dif ferent from the contest that would then date back in History 58' yebr.s. Life runs in, a circle, the wise men say, why not baseball? BBCKETOFCivif CASES ID COURT — fc The following is the docket for the civil eases to be taken up by the-sum mer term of Superior court, which is now in session here: First Week. Thursday July 30.—Hoyle vs, Wil lis. Will ramson vs. Williamson, Brat ten vs. Bratten. Duster vs. Duster, Towery vs. Willis, McKnight vs. Me Knight. Kennedy vs. Kennedy. More head vs. Morehead, Dixon vs. Dixon. Jarrett vs. Jarrett. Norwood vs. Nor i wood. Smith vs. Smith. Fortenberry I vs. Fortenberry. i Friday July 31st.—Finance company vs. Goforth. Harrell vs. Harrell. Dor sey ys. Corbett, Plonk vs. Stern Broth ers. Hoffman vs. DePricst. Hawkins Brothers vs. Brackett. Webb vs. Wash burn. Carpenter vs. Kings Mountain. Ryburn vs. Cline. Leventis vs. Hester and Gregory. Second Week. Monday, August 3rd—Harrison Black vs. Hoffman. Corbett vs. Hud son. Will of Ellen F. Ellis. Tuesday, August 4th.—Courtney' vs Rhyne. Francis vs. Mooresboro and Lattlmore Cotton Oil Co. Empire Sales company vs. Southern Metal Works. Scott vs. McCraw and Hester. United Business vs. Harry. Keller and Towery vs. Willis. Wednesday, August 5th—London vs. Shuman. Ramsey vs. Green. Wood Preserving Co., vs. Welch. LARGE CROWD ATTENDS FUNERAL OF CHAS. SMITH A large crowd attended the funeral of Mr. Charlie Smith at Pleasant Grove Baptist church, Beams Mill, on Thursday afternoon. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Rush Palgett. as sisted by Rev. A. L. Stanford and the new made mound was covered with a wealth of beautiful flowers. Serving as pall bearer were his neighbors who held him in high esteem: Hoyle Alex ander, Julius Branton, W. V. Met calf, Flay Whitwo* tl. i..: Gttc'jn.i.' nd Jsr.tAL i • *.. M'LEl eOMING FBR CELEBRSTIBN South < uri lin.'i Governor Accepts In vitation Hero August 21. Will Speak to Farmers at Event. The formal acceptance of Governor Thomas G. MeLeod, of South Caro lina, to attend the hit* Carolinas Farm celebration here on Friday, August 21, has been received by Miss Susan Lan don, who is acting as representative 1 Tor- the farmers supporting the big event. The letter from the executive of fice of the neighboring state also adds that the governor will speak on “A New Day in Community Life.” The South Carolina governor is an enter taining speaker and has always been interested in farm life, making his visit here of more interest to the many farmers attending the celebration and twilight picnic supper. The letter to Miss Landon follows: “I take great pleasure in accepting the invitation so kindly extended me to speak at the Agricultural pageant to Lie held in Shelby on the 22nd of August. I am anticipating with in terest my visit to Shelby. It is my understanding that I am to speak on the subject, “A New Day in Community Life,” I am intensely interested in co-operative marketing and have the honor of being one of the pioneers of this movemont in South Carolina. It is my beliof that co-oper ative marketing vVill be the greatest economic factor in the future of farm ing throughout America. It is certain to assume a large place in the devel-j opment of our community life.” First Building On Fallston Fire Ruins Several New Dwellings Are in Pro cess of Erection at Fallston. Other Stores to Go l!p. Mr. li. A. Lackey and his son Dr. Lackey are erecting the first store room on the ruins of the recent fire which swept the business section and did damage amounting to 575.000—> the heaviest fire damage ever record, ed in Cleveland county. On the site where the postoffice was burned, the Lackeys are erecting a brick build ing to be used as adrug store. On the corner where the Memry Smith gar age was destroyed, the Gulf "Refining Co., is putting up a filling station, while Rtamey company is planning to erect sometime in the fall a hand some brick store room where three of their warehouse buildings were de stroyed. Most of tbe debris from the fire has been cleared away. A number of handsome new homes are in process of erection. Herman Beam, cashier of the Fallston bank of the Union Trust Co., is completing a pretty brick veneered bungalow with tile roof and electric lights. Toni Sweezy has a large two-story brick veneered home in process of erection, while Claude Stanley is breaking ground, in a beautifully shaded grove on the road leading into Fallston from Shelby, where he will erect a hand some new home. The Fallston light line is giving splendid satisfaction and new patrons are being added rapidly. TO CLEAN OFF GRAVE YARD AT SHARON JULY 30 All who have relatives or friends buried at the Sharon graveyard are asked to meet there Thursday morn ing to help clean it off. The protracted meeting starts next Monday, Another pathetic little feature of every-day life is an interurban rail way company hopefully waiting for the reaction against autoinoPiles i LOCAL TEXTILE PL MIS HEADED 8L JJ. I* arm (lathering at Cleveland Springs August 21. t Hill hi-Croat Ihent. Governor MoI.did Accepts. At the Thursday night meeting of the Khvariis chib. Mr. Forrest McGill, field represent nth.. the Cotton Growers association outlined the plans for the big farm gathering to he held at Cleveland Springs Friday August 21st when it i expected that the governors of the two Carolina* and Secretary of Agriculture Jardine will be present. Governor Thomas Me-. Lend has accepted and letters of ac ceptance are expected from Governor McLean and Secretary Jardine. Community Life Pageant. Mias Susan London is preparing a pageant to be staged by the citizens of the Boiling Springs community, the like of which has never been seen in North Carolina. Towns and cities have their slogans and centers of social ac tivities and Miss Landon thinks the time has come when the rural cen ters should come to the front and show what they are doing in the va rious lines of progress, consequently the pageant will have actors present ing the importance of the school as an educational center, the church as a religiou^ center, the model home with its electric lights and other conven iences that lighten work and contri bute to the happiness and well-being of the rural citizens, the importance of good books, magazines and news papers, while scenes will depict rules of sanitation and health, how the farm credit unions enable farmers t osecure long-time loans and thus buy and own their own acres, systematic methods of marketing and accounting, ■jn. The citizens of the progressive comrnun. ity of Boiling Springs have been faithfully at work on this pageant for two or three weeks and hundreds of them will tuke part on the large stage to be erected in the amphithea tre at Cleveland Springs under the di rection and supervision of the state forester who will bring his motion picture machine and show scenes that will further drive home the activities of the rural communities. Music will be funrished that is appropriate to the mammoth pageant. A committee of local citizens cqtn posed of Sam Lattim'ore, J. S. Dorton and Lee B, Weathers will assist in making pl^ns for the farm gathering and Editor Weathers asked the hearty co-operation of the merchants and business men hi ifntikipg this the greatest celebration ever staged in Cleveland. If is expected that 10,000 people will attend from the piedmont sections of the two Carollnas. HOME COMING AT CAPE1UM AUG. 1 Annual Homo coining at Old Caper nium, one-half mile south of Waco, will be held Saturday August 1st. The program begins at 10 o’clock, as follows: Songs by Waco choir. Short talk of welcome and church his tory by Prof. Clyde Erwin of Cliff side. Sermon by Dr. Barret of First Baptist church of Gastonia. Dinner on the ground at 12:.'!0 o’clock. In the afternoon an old time sing ing by Mr. Frank Lee and choir of Lattimore. Everybody invited to come with well filled baskets. » The committee arranging the home coming follows: Mrs. J. M. Putnam, Mrs. Joe Kendrick, Mr. J. L. Putnam, Mr. N. B. Kendrick, Mr. P. J. Ken drick. - # Rural Carrier Drives Horse 50,000 Miles Rutherford Sun. Mr. G. W. Hodge was 65 yei rs old Tuesday, July 21st. The law allows a | mail carrier to reti'-e at the age of 65 years on a small pension, if he so desires. Mr. Hodge says he will re tire. He began carrying mail April 2, 1906. Mr. Hodge drove one horse 10 years, or over 56,000 miles. The horse is still working. Mr. Hodge has travel‘d a total of over 133,000 miles on R. F. D.’s. He has worked under six different postmaster.;. He was postmaster here four years ns-1 sistant postmaster and star route car rier one year Hi father carried mail on the star route for many years. Mr. Hodge has been a faithful act - j vant of Uncle Sam f i many years. Having lo&i the k user, derma..p has some reason to teci that ne . i. ihe .. —::1’to Three. Mills of Which He Is Presi dent IImyc .10,000 Spindles, Use 8.000 Hnles Cotton, and Ov er Two Millions Cap ital \\ hen the first, cotton was put in Ihe breaker at the new Ora mill a tew days ago and the machinery set >'> motion, it made the fifth textile plant which Mr, .1. It. Dover and his associates have built In Shelby and In. and hi good wife started on a Western long deserved tour yesterday, the first vacation, except week-ends, lie has had since the Ella mill was completed in November, 1008,_ 17 >ears ago. Mr. Dover is very modest a,ml shuns publicity about himself or his mills, but he is away now for three weeks and The Star wants to take advantage of his absence and tell something about him and his industrial undertakings. • ’mum* rum i*n11 1 Iip Ellu was sold to u Northern syndicate about six years ago and passed from hit* management Then Mi. Dover was railed to Eustsidc to steer it from distress during the period of depression and save it from becoming a total loss to the stock holders, most of whom are local men and women with a half million or more invested. With that masterly management he saved Eastside while its sister plant at Gaffney went under the auctioneer’s hammer. His second industrial venture was the Katherine, built during the war as a weave plant. This has been dismantl ed and unable machinery moved to the Ora which crowns a hill two miles West of Shelby on Brushy Creek. Annual Pay Roll $600,090. Today Mr. Dover is president of three, the Eastside, Dover and Ora which have a combined capital of over $2,000,000, employing 920 op eratives who with their families are housed in 213 tenement houses. All mills are running at capacity and t has become necessary to rent 20 houses outside the mill property for employees. Dover has a weekly pay roll of $6,000, Eastside $2,760, Ora ' $2,760, making a total of $11,400 or an annual pay-roll of nearly $600,000. All houses are modern and attractive and equipped with conveniences which ' make living in them a pleasure. I se 8,600 Bales Cotton. The Dover organization of three mills has a total of 29,550 spindles— 12.000 at Eastside, 11,500 at Dover, 6.000 at Ora. Eastside manufactures sateens, Ora and Dover specialties. All of these mills use local cotton and consume one-fifth of Cleveland’s 4g, 000 cotton crop of last year, When the crop was the 3rd largest of any coun ty in the state and the largest on re cord in Cleveland. Eastside uses 3,000 bales annually, Dover 3,600 together with thousands of dollars worth ot silk, while the new Ora will use ap proximately 2,000 bales making a to tal of 8,600 bales of cotton produced on the farms in Cleveland, “the ban ner agricultural county of North Car olina.” Mr. Dover has proven such a suc cessful mill man since his first ven ture with the Ella that he has expe rienced no trouble in financing a new enterprise in Shelby when once he un dertook it. Money came "running” be cause of the confidence of friends. South and North. A Church Builder, Too. And while he is away, let us be a little more personal. He has been the leading factor as a contributor, pro moter and worker in three houses of worship. The Second Baptist church was started soon after the Ella was completed, the Eastside church fol lowed the completion of that mill and the Dover church which will serve Dover and Ora mills is now in process of erection to cost with equipment about $15,000. Wherever he builds a mill, he builds a house of worship and then he works there. For years he has been a Sunday school super intendent and teacher and there is none better in these parts. He is a close Bible student and with out a doubt the most eloquent and forceful lay speaker in this section. Hundreds of times he is called updn for memo rial adresses or to teach Bible class es and now and then he accepts and ventures beyond his accustomed field of activity. But with all of his experi ence he still has that dread of public speaking and the very knowledge that he must prepare something to say, un settled his nerves, yet his listeners would not know it as beautiful word pictures, heart appeals and eloquence pour from his silver tongue. The three industrial plants of which Mr. Dover is president are no greater asset to Sheldby and Cleveland coun ty than Mr. Dover himself. A British scientist asserts that the world’s day was once only four hours long. The unions then must hav" been stronger than thev are row —Ar> . gelf' Tim.- , .